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  • Liberal talker Mike Malloy offers weapon to murder Sen. Ted Cruz

    09/26/2013 11:21:58 AM PDT · 102 of 135
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to SpaceBar
    The left and their enablers will eventually have to be rounded up. I have a couple of questions. Do you have a list prepared? What would you do with them once they were rounded up? How would you define 'enable'?
  • Liberal talker Mike Malloy offers weapon to murder Sen. Ted Cruz

    09/26/2013 11:20:17 AM PDT · 101 of 135
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to cripplecreek
    If you’ve ever wondered what could lead the German people to allow extermination camps, look to the left and wonder no more. Would you please elaborate a bit on what you mean.
  • Why Mitt Lost and it Wasn’t Very Close

    11/09/2012 1:23:36 AM PST · 93 of 104
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Kaslin

    Is the article than saying that what the GOP is a mean, angry man? Cause, we here is Germany have some experience with a particular leader of that variety and it didn’t turn out too well. Reagan was a nice guy too.

  • Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]

    11/09/2012 1:12:03 AM PST · 114 of 116
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to HollyB; TigersEye; SatinDoll; Meet the New Boss

    Well, apparently Sean Hannity agrees with me. Soon you will too. Or you will go away mumbling to yourself as you fashion your tin foil hats.

  • Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]

    11/08/2012 10:27:00 AM PST · 99 of 116
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to SatinDoll; Meet the New Boss

    It is because of individuals like yourselves that we lost so badly. I very much hope that you leave the party. Form something else and let the GOP’s tent grow. Thanks for going away.

  • Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]

    11/08/2012 3:28:57 AM PST · 78 of 116
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Meet the New Boss

    Uh, illegal immigrants are by their very illegal nature somewhat persecuted and that what I was talking about. Not Latino citizens.

    The hard line taken during the primaries with”self-deportation” or a rougher equivalent of otherwise hardworking, good people is the problem citizen-Latinos appear to have. Otherwise they are very family-values oriented.

    The gay marriage aspect is totally out of the picture. It’s a lost cause so give it up. The majority of Americans support it and so it is no suprise that Latinos as a subset do too.

    As an admitted fiscal Republican, I just don’t give a flip about what people do in the privacy of their own homes and if two people want to get married so be it.

    We need to come to the realization that the full GOP platform simply does not appeal to enough Americans. Individuals within the tent are welcome to be more conservative than others, but if the party actually wants to get in power and stop the liberal tide, we may just have to accept that certain issues need to be abandoned for the time being. Purity of belief may be the way into heaven, but it is surefire loser in democratic politics.

  • The Conservatives’ Obama Delusion

    11/07/2012 11:37:16 PM PST · 29 of 49
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to BerryDingle
    And massive voter fraud.

    Wow, this is the first time I have read this old and tired shibboleth. Do you have any proof or are you just one of those "stabbed in the back" wing-nuts?

    If you continue to use this as an excuse for not assessing what went wrong and making the necessary adjustments, you better get used to losing.

  • Life After Defeat For Mitt Romney: Public Praise, Private Questions [Recriminations Begin!]

    11/07/2012 11:31:36 PM PST · 32 of 116
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Lib-Lickers 2; windsorknot; Steelfish
    Ronald Reagan wouldn’t have beaten Obama yesterday

    Demographically true, but I disagree. What Reagan would have done (and W. did to some extent) was to recognize the demographics and silence the nativists. America's problem is not hardworking people wanting to come and live in America - which is the case for the overwhelming majority of illegals. They are not bad people and most people know that and the Latino citizens (natural conservatives) take great offense at their persecution.

    I am most certainly all for enforcing the law, but the law, in this case, is broken. Thus, we need tobe clear that the GOP will NEVER AGAIN win the White House until it makes peace with the Latino community and comes up with a plan for dealing with the illegals that doesn't involve deportation or splitting families.

  • Russian attack sub discovered just 200 miles from the East Coast and given safe harbor...

    11/06/2012 3:44:27 AM PST · 25 of 47
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Timber Rattler

    Two things:

    1. The grammar of my sentence makes it seems like I am not aware that the sub is an attack sub due to the placement of “but it isn’t”. What I meant was that it was not incendiary because we are not in a state of conflict with Russia.

    2. What would you suggest that the US do when those subs approach the US coast? Should we sink down some depth charges and start a war? Also, isn’t 200 miles the extended economic zone. Anything beyond it - and the article does not indicate that it was closer than this - would still be completely international waters.

  • The U.S. Election is a Referendum on Civilization

    11/06/2012 2:30:46 AM PST · 16 of 63
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to MestaMachine

    Sorry then.

  • The U.S. Election is a Referendum on Civilization

    11/06/2012 2:21:14 AM PST · 12 of 63
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to MestaMachine

    In my experience, most Americans have absolutely no idea of what Europe is like. Moreover, they tend to confuse the particular problems in one country with the entire continent. A bit like thinking the worst neighbor is the representative of the neighborhood. So, unless you actually KNOW something about Europe, perhaps you should use a different reference.

  • Russian attack sub discovered just 200 miles from the East Coast and given safe harbor...

    11/06/2012 2:18:16 AM PST · 3 of 47
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Lonesome in Massachussets

    Absurd and silly election time exageration. We are not at war with Russia. 200 miles is international waters. It was a friendly gesture and would be expected to be reciprocated. If a US sub was off the coast of Russia and they refused safe harbor and there was an accident what would we say? By calling it an “attack sub” it is made to sound incendiary, but it isn’t.

  • Bastardi: Global Warming Didn't Cause Sandy

    10/30/2012 11:59:07 PM PDT · 5 of 7
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to UpstateNYer

    Nop specific weather event can ever be conclusively “blamed” on climate change. The climate change argument is that in the context of an overall warming trend, the likelihood of extreme events outside of the the standard deviation dramatically increases. This is a “flattening of the curve” that you see as the most likely weather during a given month.

    This storm was unprecedented and therefore a “black swan” event that was way off of the likely weather occurrence curve (which is another way of saying climate). If the probability of such an event has now increased due to climate change, then one might see a cause and effect. If it merely was a “royal flush” and the deck of cards is still the same then it was not.

    Alas, what I just described is far beyond the comprehension of the average individual so we get massive stupidity on both sides of the debate.

  • UPI Poll: Romney has 3-point lead (R 49%, 0 46%)

    10/15/2012 10:48:00 PM PDT · 8 of 38
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Arthurio

    And if R wins the popular vote and O wins the electoral college?

  • Op-Ed: Why Arabs are so Easily Offended

    10/01/2012 5:12:53 PM PDT · 61 of 142
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Eleutheria5
    Do Javanese and Indonesian mothers fondle their infant sons’ genitalia?

    I don't know what they do with their sons, but if you have a massage in a nice hotel in Jakarta, they aren't shy about it. (sorry, couldn't help myself to write that)

  • Op-Ed: Why Arabs are so Easily Offended

    10/01/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT · 6 of 142
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Eleutheria5

    Interesting, but the author seems to be making some basic mistakes in confusing Muslims with Arabs. At the very end he corrects / reveals himself by stating that this is about Arabs and not necessarily Islam.

    This is my take as well. Islam is not exactly the most peaceful religion, but the way most Indonesians practice it (and I have spent a lot of time there) it is really pretty laid back. Moreover, in stark contradiction to this gentleman’s thesis, Javenese culture puts a very high value on controlling one’s emotions.

    Thus, it is perhaps the Arab cultural norms that should be condemned here. As a Arab religion, Islam reflects them, but I would venture to guess that Arabs were like this long before Muhammad talked to Gabriel.

    Lastly, the author is also contradicting Muslims and Westerners. This is, for me, a bit of apples and oranges. He seems to want to avoid saying Christianity for some reason but that is the appropriate contrast to Muslims or to use Arabs / Middle Easterners in contrast to Westerners.

    Either his thinking is sloppy or he has an agenda that goes beyond this mediocre analysis.

  • Op-Ed: Why Arabs are so Easily Offended

    10/01/2012 1:36:51 PM PDT · 5 of 142
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Eleutheria5

    Interesting, but the author seems to be making some basic mistakes in confusing Muslims with Arabs. At the very end he corrects / reveals himself by stating that this is about Arabs and not necessarily Islam.

    This is my take as well. Islam is not exactly the most peaceful religion, but the way most Indonesians practice it (and I have spent a lot of time there) it is really pretty laid back. Moreover, in stark contradiction to this gentleman’s thesis, Javenese culture puts a very high value on controlling one’s emotions.

    Thus, it is perhaps the Arab cultural norms that should be condemned here. As an Arab religion, Islam reflects them, but I would venture to guess that Arabs were like this long before Muhammad talked to Gabriel.

    Lastly, the author is also contradicting Muslims and Westerners. This is, for me, a bit of apples and oranges. He seems to want to avoid saying Christianity for some reason but that is the appropriate contrast to Muslims or to use Arabs / Middle Easterners in contrast to Westerners.

    Either his thinking is sloppy or he has an agenda that goes beyond this mediocre analysis.

  • America's Last Crusade

    09/25/2012 12:13:44 PM PDT · 16 of 21
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to DuncanWaring
    Hitler came to power as Chancellor under the Weimar Republic in a fully legal manner. Of course in a parliamentary system the largest party can choose the Prime Minister (or Chancellor). The Nazis never won more than 44% of the vote which was achieved following the appointment of Hitler and when the Nazis used the full power of the state to promote their party. Hitler took absolute power via the enabling acts passed as a result of the burning down of the Reichstag by a Dutch Communist (purportedly). Hope that helps.
  • Proof Positive - In My Opinion (who created Innocence of Muslims)(Obama)

    09/20/2012 11:24:32 PM PDT · 9 of 146
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to TigersEye
    Seems like pure Obama derangement syndrome to me. The Libs used to blame Bush for EVERYTHING and there are some out there in on the right who have caught that illness in reverse. Bush didn't plan 9/11 and Obama didn't make this film. It would be nice to think that someone was in control of everything and it was all being done according to a grand plan - nefarious or good. Because then it could be fought and eventually controlled by the “good guys” however you wish to define them. But, aside from God - who allows humans free will and therefore does not intervene in such trivial matters - there is no one out there with the power or capacity to control everything.
  • 3 Coal-Powered W. V. Plants to Shut Down

    09/04/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT · 6 of 97
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Timber Rattler

    It is well established that coal releases mecury which is a toxix nerve agent, into the atmosphere. Sulphur Dioxide does exactly make life easy for farmers either. Gas is cheap and it makes the most sense right now. Time for WV to move on.

  • The End of Football Fast Approaches

    08/06/2012 11:23:57 PM PDT · 44 of 81
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Fiji Hill
    try explaining it, in German, to a German.

    I don't know, I have managed to explain to a German in German. Vieleicht brauchst du mehr Übung.

  • Gallup: Americans Spend $151 a Week on Food; the High-Income Earners, $180

    08/06/2012 9:30:32 AM PDT · 7 of 24
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Lady Lucky

    Exactly. Also is the figure adjusted for inflation and if so, is it adjusted only for food inflation or inflation total over the years? Averages are also notoriously skewed. I would be far more interested in the mean. This is just a classic example of lying with statistics and is almost meaningless without further explanation of the underlying data.

    My favorite example of the great statistical lie is to “prove” that human are becoming immortal. You see, it must be the case that we are becoming immortal because after about 150,000 years as a species, around 80% of all human beings that have ever lived are still alive.

  • How pedophile trail led to a Largo man

    08/06/2012 2:25:43 AM PDT · 41 of 42
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to livius
    This needs to be a capital crime again.

    Although I understand where you are coming from, it is clear that it SHOULD NOT be a capital crime. The reason being that having a punishment one level above whatever they will receive for NOT killing their victims is necessary as a deterrant to keep them from killing their victims. Yes, the destroy lives, but I would rather have my child abused and alive than dead. Read some of the works of Cesare Beccaria for some additional details. The only logic to have them executed rather than locked up for life is that you do not believe that the death penalty is a deterrant. Everything is else is emotion and not justice.

  • Turning White Fat Into Energy-Burning Brown Fat: Hope for New Obesity and Diabetes Treatments

    08/06/2012 2:17:17 AM PDT · 2 of 18
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to neverdem

    Sounds like fat affirmative action.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 4:43:52 AM PDT · 33 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to bill1952

    Thanks. Read it. Been here longer than you. I am getting bored anyway.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 3:36:57 AM PDT · 28 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to piytar

    You really just don’t get it do you.

    First of all the 50% number is completely arbitrary. Why is it important to say half? Mathematically it is irrelevant. It is just a milestone. When that milestone is reached is just a matter of human habit.

    It could just as easily be a Kilowatt hour number - but that would be meaningless to most people.

    The point of the article and my point to begin with is that a low-carbon power system is clearly possible and Germany is leading the way.

    I suppose your point is to say that it isn’t possible, but you have provided absolutely no basis for this whatsoever. Just unsubstantiated statements and a frequent use of profanity. Feel free to read my tagline in that respect.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 2:36:07 AM PDT · 24 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to quimby

    The relationship of Germany’s expense on RE to Greece is an irrelevant distraction to the conversation.

    The fact that I originally wrote that 50% was covered on the weekend by solar alone was an indication of what was possible, not a comment on current status. Don’t you understand that?

    Lastly, the fact that since 2009, with a growing economy, Germany has increased its renewables context by 25% is an amazing achievement that proves significantly more is possible. Not sure why you don’t get that either.

    To extrapolate a bit, assuming that this approximate 8% growth rate could be maintained, 50% could be achieved by mid-2016. If it dropped down to 6% it would be achieved by 2018. Slower means longer, but it still can be achieved.

    The cost is an issue and the solar panel production industry in Germany has gone bust due to the Chinese. Of course, Germany has a near monopoly on the companies that produce the machines that produce the solar panels. And, by building the grid and corresponding technology to manage it, the country positions itself to take advantage of massive opportunities internationally.

    I would kindly ask you to explain to me what it is that you actually disagree with. I just don’t get it.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 2:13:56 AM PDT · 21 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to piytar
    You cite a reputable source, but the physics just doesn’t add up. This is simply not possible.

    Can you please explain to me why the physics don't add up. Feel free to use complex numbers. I am literate.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 1:59:32 AM PDT · 18 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to quimby

    So you are citing an article that shows that there has been a 25% increase in the renewable mix in Germany while the economy was growing as supporting YOUR point?

    Methinks you don’t understand what we are talkin about here. Either that, or you don’t get math.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 1:23:03 AM PDT · 14 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Olog-hai

    I guess you are also part of the “it’s impossible” group.

    I don’t believe that solar is going to be THE solution in cloudy Germany. I do beleive that a low-carbon economy is possible though. CCS will have to play a role. The biggest progress on that is being made in the US at the moment.

    For the record, there are dozens of reports on the 50% mark. It wasn’t “just” Reuters. Feel free to type it into google. If you type in “Deutchland 50% Solarstrom” you will get even more, but you may need to use google translate

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 1:11:38 AM PDT · 11 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to piytar

    Um. Open mouth insert foot perhaps? Boy, you sure are spouting off without being very well informed.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 1:08:50 AM PDT · 9 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to piytar

    Is the Wall Street Journal reputable enough for you?

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/german-solar-power-plants-produce-50-of-the-nations-electric-energy-on-saturday-2012-05-26

    Apology accepted. You could also use the google machine yourself though.

    You may also wish to ask some others who have posted here to back up some of their outlandish claims. I have seen only opinions to date.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 12:49:21 AM PDT · 3 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Loyal Sedition

    Lovely comment backed up by lots of fact. Well said /sarc.

    Actually during the weekend before last, 50% of German electricity demand was covered by solar power.

    Are there a lot of challenges? Absolutely. Is it technically feasible. Absolutely.

    I remember a few years ago when Americans used to believe that anything was possible and that they were the country that could make it happen. Nowadays and unfortunately very frequently at FR when it comes to energy-related topics, the comments seem to be about how anything that embraces systematic energy change is a left-wing plot and that there is no way the US can do it. It’s a shame that belief in yourselves has been so intensely sapped.

  • Environment: Germany, a laboratory for green growth

    06/04/2012 12:12:47 AM PDT · 1 of 54
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
    Just thought I might throw a little fly in the ointment for those who think Green and jobs cannot be combined. Of course the government cannot create real jobs, but corporations focused on high-tech resource efficiency and overcoming current or looming supply shortages most certainly can. To a certain extent some of the high costs of energy are government creations. However, dealing with these restrictions at home is clearly making German companies fit for the future.
  • Prostitutes And Porn: 1st Amend. Protects Porn But Not Prostitutes? Absurd CA Supreme Court

    11/25/2011 4:10:26 AM PST · 33 of 85
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to John.Galt2012
    Good analogy - well thought out.

    To a certain extent this is not so terribly far from how the “escort services” work. No cameraman and no filming, and naturally the service advertised can be upgraded only when the girl and guy are together. These higher paid prostitutes I also generally believe are mostly voluntarily doing it.

    But to be honest having seen red light districts in places where it both is legal (or at least tolerated and regulated) and controlled and places where it is underground I generally believe that the former is the least bad choice. Illegality of prostitution neither prevents it, nor does it reduce its availability. All it does is ensure the women, who may already be victims, are further victimized and ostracized.

    Of course, this is not necessarily the point of the article. The point is a matter of current law. Your analogy is a perfect example of why some additional clarity might be called for.

  • Prostitutes And Porn: 1st Amend. Protects Porn But Not Prostitutes? Absurd CA Supreme Court

    11/25/2011 4:04:18 AM PST · 32 of 85
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to stevelackner

    You are right of course and I thought that I wrote that I didn’t actually address the legal issue.

  • Prostitutes And Porn: 1st Amend. Protects Porn But Not Prostitutes? Absurd CA Supreme Court

    11/24/2011 11:35:38 PM PST · 8 of 85
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to stevelackner
    This is a very interesting article written from a legal perspective and exposing a legal conundrum - or at least an apparent contradiction.

    Although I do not wish to step into the debate regarding “obscenity” what seems to be left out of it, in my opinion, is the following (which I freely admit are generalizations):

    The “normal” prostitute on the street is often a victim herself. She is not engaged in this “business” as a positive choice, but rather does so under the control either of a pimp or at least a drug addiction. The manner in which law enforcement and society deal with such problems is a primary issue. In some countries the decriminalization of this “job” at least allows for a dramatic reduction in its hazards. Keeping it illegal and punishing the women (and sometimes men) of course does little to alter the core causes of the act. Naturally there will be a minority who happily and voluntarily sell themselves in this manner, but they are a small percentage of the total.

    In pornography there is no doubt that many of the women, at least, are not wholly sound in their psychology. However the danger factors are not present and the line between “acting” and “prostitution” may be clear, but nevertheless a porn star still has more in common with an actress than with a street prostitute. To name a few, this includes “normal” hours, safe working conditions, contractually obligated payments and, if she is “talented” opportunities for advancement.

    Naturally, as prefaced, none of this truly addresses the legal issues mentioned in the article - which were valid open questions. However just as the statement “obscenity is hard to define but you know it when you see it” is somehow acceptable. The reality that porn and prostitution are different follows the same train of thought.

    Lastly, porn is a very big business in CA. To make it illegal would be a huge economic hit. That's the last thing they need right now.

  • Food Nannies

    11/10/2011 1:58:39 AM PST · 9 of 11
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Tolerance Sucks Rocks

    If there weren’t nationalized health care, then fat people would not be so expensive. But, even withouot Obamacare, the system in place means everyone pays for unhealthy lifestyles.

    I do not see how more transparency and clarity on labels causes harm. To say that it will not work without attempting it, is absurd.

    The comparison to energy efficiency labels for appliances is relevant. They have, indeed, been proven to influence behaviour.

  • It's Very Easy To Tell Big Lies With Statistics

    11/08/2011 12:12:05 AM PST · 6 of 6
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Kaslin

    Here’s a conlcusion from an interesting statistic:

    Human beings are becoming immortal!

    What is the underlying “proof”. Although the human species has existed for over 150,000 years, statisically speaking, over 80% of all humans who have ever lived are still living.

  • McDonald's Chief Exec Says US Must Cut Taxes

    11/07/2011 1:43:37 AM PST · 3 of 20
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to markomalley

    Although he might be correct, I find it hard to beleive that the generally economically ignorant population will be in agreement with a corporate CEO saying that the solution is tax cuts for corporations. He’s right, but it isn’t going to happen politically as a stand-alone solution.

  • McDonald's Chief Exec Says US Must Cut Taxes

    11/07/2011 1:43:32 AM PST · 2 of 20
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to markomalley

    Although he might be correct, I find it hard to beleive that the generally economically ignorant population will be in agreement with a corporate CEO saying that the solution is tax cuts for corporations. He’s right, but it isn’t going to happen politically a stand-alone solution.

  • FLASHBACK:: Mitt Romney Endorses Rick Perry who 'Led Texas to Greatness'

    11/07/2011 1:36:44 AM PST · 10 of 11
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Mind-numbed Robot

    I honestly was not accusing you of lacking common sense - although I can imagine why you might think so. Apologies for the miscommunication.

    Anyway, the logic of the situation from my perspective is as follows:

    Romney is praising Perry.

    This means one of two things:
    1. Romney agrees with Perry and since (in my opinion and that of a very large number of others - including polls) Romney is more electable in the general election than we can relax and vote for him since he agrees with a person currently perceived as a “true conservative”.

    2. Romney does not actually like or agree with Perry, but nevertheless is willing to “play by the rules” established by Reagan of not saying bad stuff about Republicans. Which, in my opinion, speaks positively of Romney as well - given the current mud slinging by the candidates.

    If, however, one sees Romney as essentially a Democratic with an “R” behind his name, then his endorsement of Perry is meaningless or even damaging to Perry. After all, Obama’s high opinion of John Huntsman is not exactly something he goes around touting.

    That is my logic to the situation. Perhaps not common sense though.

    Thanks for the book recommendation.

  • FLASHBACK:: Mitt Romney Endorses Rick Perry who 'Led Texas to Greatness'

    11/04/2011 3:58:26 AM PDT · 5 of 11
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Mind-numbed Robot

    You may have heard that “common sense” is the most abundant resource in the Universe. After all, have you ever met anyone who thought they needed more?

  • FLASHBACK:: Mitt Romney Endorses Rick Perry who 'Led Texas to Greatness'

    11/04/2011 1:26:44 AM PDT · 3 of 11
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to bullypulpit

    It’s a primary and they are running against each other. Do we really expect them to say lovely nice things? All this proves is that when they aren’t going head to head they support the party and its candidates. It is actually a positive for Romney in terms of pure logic (admitteldy something that is a rarity in a primary too).

  • Anti-semitic sentiment by Occupy Wall Street is troubling

    11/04/2011 1:24:33 AM PDT · 9 of 9
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to SJackson
    Absurd article with ludicrous juxtaposition.

    The fact that a few radicals in any movement say wacked out things is something we at FR are quite used to.

    Labeling an entire “movement” antisemitic for the rantings of its most extreme members (who are not its leaders) is a tactic of the left.

    This article breaks the Godwin rule immediately and anyone defending it immediately loses the argument.

  • Climate Change and Confirmation Bias

    07/16/2011 7:43:24 PM PDT · 41 of 65
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to trebb

    That isn’t what that sentence actually says.

  • RUSH: Barack OBAMA Has DESTROYED the ECONOMY in Two-and-a-Half Years

    07/16/2011 7:32:48 PM PDT · 28 of 30
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to AndyJackson

    Perhaps you didn’t get the message, but of late it is not possible to post anything on FR that does not EXPLICITLY blame Obama for all the ills in the world. Long-term analysis is only in vogue when a Republican is in the White House.

    Basically it is exactly the same at the DU, except the opposite. Frankly, I think you could just take posts from the DU from 2000 - 2008 and change the words Bush to Obama and you would have pretty much FR now (of course without the overt rudeness and swearing - at least conservatives are genteel).

    Intelligent debate (and intelligent Freepers) only come out when the GOP is in charge.

    I may well even get flamed for this mild observation. Yawn.

  • The Kultursmog Against Murdoch

    07/15/2011 12:04:16 AM PDT · 6 of 7
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Kaslin

    The way I understood it, it is illegal for agents of an American corporation to bribe foreign officials. The possible bribery of UK policemen would vioilate that law an therefore make the American corporation liable to prosecution.

    The second issue is much weaker with a claim that Murdoch and his son used NewCorp money for their own private purposes and therefore violated SEC requirments for listed companies.

    The first is actually real trouble. The second is purely political.

  • TSA agents grope high school students at prom security checkpoint

    05/24/2011 11:11:20 AM PDT · 4 of 26
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Whenifhow
    The article loses it's legitimacy in the first sentence when Nazis are mentioned. If you don't know it, google Godwin's law.

    Additionally, it is also historically inaccurate. The Gestapo would not be out in the open. Duh. Why waste the time to post garbage like this?

  • Why Not Just Let Osama Prove He’s Alive?

    05/08/2011 11:25:27 PM PDT · 4 of 29
    Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit to Greysard

    If he speaks it can be proven that it is or is not him. Appearances can be changed, but your voice is like a finger print or retinal scan. If Osama spoke on tape, it could be proven that it was him.

    Naturally for people who want to believe conspiracies, no amount of proof would be adequate.

    Frankly, I tend to agree with the administration on this one. It doesn’t make sense to release the Photos because there is no added value in doing so. The guy is dead and a gruesome picture will only be a propaganda tool for the terrorists.