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  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 9:38:25 PM PDT · 93 of 95
    Synthesist to FreedomNotSafety; BuckeyeTexan; All

    Oh My Goodness!!!

    Then PLEASE show me where the majority *rejected* the plaintiff’s *argument* in their favorable ruling for them, but instead ruled in their favor based solely on something ELSE!?!?!!!!!???

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 5:57:33 PM PDT · 90 of 95
    Synthesist to FreedomNotSafety; BuckeyeTexan; All

    I’m sorry that I got very excited and did not explain my point very well in my first post.

    But, I think that I did make a little better attempt with second post…

    Please keep my second post in mind and let me add this:

    You can not induce an abortion with an abortifacient unless there is an already fertilized egg to destroy, therefore the plaintiffs imply in their argument that “life has began at conception”. To destroy this conceived life (to kill it, MURDER IT) is a sin, based on their religious belief.

    If the majority of the SC did NOT agree with the plaintiff’s *argument*, they would have decided that there was no legal basis for the plaintiffs claim that life begins at conception, therefore there could be no killing (MURDER) that would considered as a religious sin.

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 4:41:46 PM PDT · 86 of 95
    Synthesist to FreedomNotSafety

    “You say in this post that a majority of the SC agree that life begins at conception.”

    And again, No, I did not write that. You are rewriting what I posted. You left out “with the plantiff’s argument”.

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 3:39:54 PM PDT · 76 of 95
    Synthesist to FreedomNotSafety; Balding_Eagle; BuckeyeTexan; All

    FreedomNotSafety,

    You apparently misread what I posted. I did not write that the majority proclaimed that they themselves believe that life begins at conception.

    Of course, the majority agreed with the plaintiff’s *argument*, otherwise the plaintiffs would have lost!

    The main thrust of this case was that the plaintiffs *argued* that:

    Abortifacients cause abortion which results in the death of a living fetus (= murder), which in their firmly held religious belief is a sin. Therefore, to force them to pay for insurance that provides abortifacients goes against their religious belief and violates their freedom of religion.

    Five justices DID agree and decided in their favor!

  • Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (Hobby Lobby WINS!)

    06/30/2014 10:31:32 AM PDT · 60 of 67
    Synthesist to xzins; All

    My fellow conservative FReepers,

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history today. I believe that this is the first time that a majority of the court has agreed with a plaintiff’s argument that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION!

    This is a MAJOR DEFEAT for the abortion industry and liberals who have tried to argue that life only begins at birth.

  • BREAKING: Court Sides With Hobby Lobby

    06/30/2014 10:28:18 AM PDT · 66 of 95
    Synthesist to george76; All

    My fellow conservative FReepers,

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history today. I believe that this is the first time that a majority of the court has agreed with a plaintiff’s argument that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION!

    This is a MAJOR DEFEAT for the abortion industry and liberals who have tried to argue that life only begins at birth.

  • Companies Can Refuse To Cover Contraception, Supreme Court Says

    06/30/2014 10:22:31 AM PDT · 81 of 90
    Synthesist to 2ndDivisionVet; All

    My fellow conservative FReepers,

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history today. I believe that this is the first time that a majority of the court has agreed with a plaintiff’s argument that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION!

    This is a MAJOR DEFEAT for the abortion industry and liberals who have tried to argue that life only begins at birth.

  • Hobby Lobby Wins !: Where Do We Go from Here?

    06/30/2014 10:19:31 AM PDT · 90 of 108
    Synthesist to SeekAndFind; All

    My fellow conservative FReepers,

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history today. I believe that this is the first time that a majority of the court has agreed with a plaintiff’s argument that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION!

    This is a MAJOR DEFEAT for the abortion industry and liberals who have tried to argue that life only begins at birth.

  • BREAKING: Hobby Lobby wins! (UPDATED…This is about abortion, not most contraceptions…)

    06/30/2014 10:17:44 AM PDT · 18 of 25
    Synthesist to PoloSec; All

    “UPDATE 3: It’s important to remember that this case wasn’t about contraception per se, but about abortion.”
    *******************

    My fellow conservative FReepers,

    The U.S. Supreme Court made history today. I believe that this is the first time that a majority of the court has agreed with a plaintiff’s argument that LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION!

    This is a MAJOR DEFEAT for the abortion industry and liberals who have tried to argue that life only begins at birth.

  • Casey Kasem Dead at 82

    06/15/2014 7:20:44 PM PDT · 72 of 73
    Synthesist to Synthesist

    Oh, and I did take your advice...

    I did keep my feet on the ground, and I did keep reaching for the stars!!!!

  • Casey Kasem Dead at 82

    06/15/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT · 71 of 73
    Synthesist

    RIP Casey… thank you so much for playing such a big part in my early life…

    So many great memories of listening to your top 40 countdown on my little 9 transistor portable AM radio back in the early 70’s…

  • New IRS emails describe Washington direction of Tea Party targeting efforts

    05/15/2014 12:03:28 AM PDT · 82 of 85
    Synthesist

    ping

  • Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    03/13/2014 2:07:42 AM PDT · 135 of 183
    Synthesist to Bronzewound; Drago; ArmstedFragg

    I did NOT say that this WSJ “report” was based on ACARS data!!! And yes, the WSJ did NOT even bother to identify where their anonymous source for this engine data came from… which helps prove my point that this WSJ article IS sloppy journalism.

    But, I did read the Marketwatch version of the WSJ article instead (thanks ElkGroveDan post #14):

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/missing-malaysia-jet-may-have-flown-on-for-hours-2014-03-13?link=MW_latest_news

    And also read post #112 (thanks again Drago!)

  • Missing Airplane Flew On for Hours

    03/13/2014 12:45:58 AM PDT · 125 of 183
    Synthesist to Drago; lonevoice

    Thanks Drago for the link to the New Scientist article. Only two ACARS uploads without any further updates after the last confirmed position of the plane is consistent with all of the other *known* facts. No further updates also directly contradict this WSJ article assertion that the plane flew on for another few hours based on engine data from “two people familiar with the details” (a.k.a. anonymous sources). This WSJ “report” looks like very sloppy journalism.

  • Interpol probes more suspect passports from missing flight

    03/09/2014 1:11:41 PM PDT · 23 of 28
    Synthesist to leapfrog0202; SatinDoll; bryan999

    leapfrog0202 wrote: “I’m flabbergasted that a stolen passport, reported as required, doesn’t raise flags on an international flight!... “


    This is totally insane! Reading the entire article at the link above reveals:

    A) Interpol states that no inquiries were ever made to their database of stolen/missing passports about the two European names falsely used to board the plane.

    B) The database is NOT available the Airlines, only to police and other security officials.

    C) Most countries do NOT even use the database to verify whether travelers are using stolen travel documents.

    My comments:

    I read a news article where a Malaysian Airline official in Beijing stated that the airline had no information about stolen passports being used, and went on to explain that the name of every passenger had been given to Chinese authorities who issued entry visas for them all before the flight even took off.

    Why in the world would officials even ask for a passport if they are not even going to verify that it is valid?

    I’m a bit surprised that China would be so careless about issuing travel visas. They otherwise seem to be very strict when it comes to security.

  • Daylight Saving Time does not save energy

    03/06/2014 7:26:13 PM PST · 63 of 63
    Synthesist to Izzy Dunne; thackney; Responsibility2nd; familyop; BeAllYouCanBe; Vermont Lt; 12th_Monkey

    There was a news report long ago where some researchers found that there was a spike of reported traffic accidents and fatalities in the time period just after “springing forward” compared to the equal time period just before incorrectly setting clocks one hour earlier. If I recall correctly, the researchers or other commentators offered at least two theories for this spike:

    1: Many people’s “body clock” had not adjusted to waking up an hour earlier which left them fatigued and irritable which in turn made them more prone to being less attentive to safe driving.

    2: There were suddenly more people getting up an hour earlier and driving in the dark than the previous week or two (premised on nighttime driving being more dangerous than daylight driving).

  • Daylight Saving Time does not save energy

    03/06/2014 6:53:21 PM PST · 62 of 63
    Synthesist to thackney

    I have always thought that the government mandate that I set all my timepieces to the *wrong* time each and every year was absolutely ridiculous.

    Even the title of this silly yearly ritual, Daylight Savings Time, is ridiculous, because of course, setting clocks to the *wrong* time does NOT save any daylight.

    A long time ago (mid 1980s), as one Spring DST approached, I decided: “I’m not doing this stupid thing anymore.” Ever since then, I have set all manual timepieces under my control to the correct standard time all year round.

    What I find very sad is that *so many* people act like mindless sheep and follow this ridiculous government mandated ritual every year. There are much better ways to achieve the claimed benefits of getting off an hour earlier from work or school without mandating something so stupid as setting every clock to the *wrong* time… like just freely allowing business and schools to have a “summertime” hours of operation schedule. So many businesses and other entities have freely and for practical reasons adapted seasonal hours of operation that it really is totally unnecessary for government to impose such a stupid mandate.

  • Many, LA Police Will Post Walmart EBT Glitch Shoplifters’ Photos On Facebook

    10/22/2013 7:15:31 PM PDT · 38 of 38
    Synthesist

    sfl

  • Poll to FREEP Who is more to blame for the 17% federal government shutdown?

    10/10/2013 11:03:45 PM PDT · 7 of 39
    Synthesist to Steelers6

    Thank you for your vote.
    Republicans 28%
    Democrats 30%
    They’re both equally to blame 40%
    Total votes: 547

  • Poll to Freep

    10/10/2013 6:41:18 PM PDT · 16 of 27
    Synthesist to ReaganÃœberAlles

    I FReeped that poll! Of course, Obama is to blame.

    Results
    Who is to blame for the US government shutdown?

    President Obama: 514

    Democrats in Congress: 87

    Republicans in Congress: 250

    All of the above are equally to blame: 80

  • Obama to the American people: Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase debt

    09/19/2013 11:55:33 AM PDT · 48 of 53
    Synthesist to DoodleDawg; CSM

    CSM: “Not at all. There is more than enough in the current revenue stream to pay all of the debt obligations. However, the vote buying would certainly be at risk!”

    What about the hundreds of billions in other obligations? The million and one things the government buys every month to keep everything going? The salaries? Pensions? Social Security? Medicare payments? Won’t the government default on at least part of those?


    I believe the term “default” in this context only applies to the failure to honor *debt* obligations. The only way the US would be in default is if the US Treasury does not pay back the principle on maturing treasury bonds and/or the interest due on existing bonds.

    In the last debate about raising the debt ceiling, the Dems and liberals argued that the US Treasury had no authority to prioritize payment of obligations, and therefore any failure to raise the ceiling would automatically put debt (US bonds) obligations into default. This is probably not true. And even if that is true, the current president has not shown much restraint in issuing questionable executive orders. If he really wanted to, he could sign an EO instructing his Treasury Secretary to make honoring US bonds the top priority, and this would make “sure that the full faith and credit of the United States is preserved.”

    The Republicans back then tried to pass a law that would make honoring US debt the top priority to prevent a technical default, but of course, the Senate Dems defeated that.

  • SHOT ACROSS THE BOW: Second Amendment Wins: CO Senate Majority Leader RECALLED *UPDATED

    09/10/2013 10:34:02 PM PDT · 101 of 163
    Synthesist to 2ndDivisionVet

    Great news! Way to go CO voters!!!

    I’m so glad that you guys shoved Morse and Giron out the door for passing their stupid “gun control” laws against the will of CO citizens.

    A fair warning to any other politician that dares to violate the 2nd Amendment...

  • Behind the Scenes of The Hunt for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

    08/27/2013 3:19:48 PM PDT · 1 of 11
    Synthesist
    BostonMagazine.com has a new article about the hunt for “Loser #2” including new police photos not released in their earlier story.
  • La. hostage-taker was a high school football star

    08/16/2013 2:31:24 PM PDT · 32 of 32
    Synthesist to Brad's Gramma; ZinGirl; beachn4fun; Silentgypsy; lysie; DLfromthedesert; Alamo-Girl; momtothree; ...

    Thanks FRiends for keeping Jay and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

  • BREAKING NEWS: 2nd hostage dies in hospital(St. Joseph, LA)

    08/15/2013 2:10:19 PM PDT · 20 of 29
    Synthesist to Sybeck1

    “Someone here had a distant cousin killed. It is on another thread”


    That is me. Jay Warbington was the son of my cousin Phyllis.

    My original post:

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3054806/posts

  • BREAKING NEWS: 2nd hostage dies in hospital(St. Joseph, LA)

    08/15/2013 1:47:44 PM PDT · 13 of 29
    Synthesist to SkyDancer; GeronL

    “Fuaed Abdo Ahmed - muslim?”


    Yes.

    More from the article:

    Louisiana State Police confirm that Fuaed Abdo Ahmed was detained at an airport for a short time and was released.

    This comes after his trip from Yemen he took this summer.
    Police are still working with the FBI to determine what led Ahmed to take over the bank branch and shoot 2 people, killing one of them[two are now dead, Jay Warbington, a relative of mine and LaDean McDaniel].

    KNOE 8 News has reached out to the FBI regarding Ahmed and his airport incident. We’ve received no comment at this time from the agency.

  • BREAKING NEWS: 2nd hostage dies in hospital(St. Joseph, LA)

    08/15/2013 1:28:04 PM PDT · 1 of 29
    Synthesist
    The tragedy gets worse…

    From one grieving family to another, my condolence to the family and friends of LaDean McDaniel.

  • La. hostage-taker was a high school football star

    08/14/2013 10:07:16 PM PDT · 17 of 32
    Synthesist to KC Burke; amom; Brad's Gramma; El Cid; Engedi; Smokin' Joe; piytar; fieldmarshaldj; logi_cal869; ...

    Thanks again KC Burke. I can’t imagine the extreme pain my cousin Phyllis is suffering with the death of her son Jay, but the heartfelt thoughts and prayers of my fellow FReepers should help ease that pain…

  • La. hostage-taker was a high school football star

    08/14/2013 7:56:17 PM PDT · 15 of 32
    Synthesist to El Cid

    ...Also, this is a pretty wretched article. Many words, and great sympathy for the murderer, but only a mention of Jay’s name - and nothing about him...


    Yes, the article I linked is very wretched… trying after the fact to paint this subhuman monster as “just a mixedup guy” who otherwise was “just normal”. I found two other articles that were more about the victims and the shocked local residents, but FR blocked my post links apparently because of past copyright complaints… good grief!

  • La. hostage-taker was a high school football star

    08/14/2013 7:50:05 PM PDT · 14 of 32
    Synthesist to KC Burke; El Cid; Engedi; Smokin' Joe; piytar; fieldmarshaldj

    Thanks FRiends for keeping Jay and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.

  • La. hostage-taker was a high school football star

    08/14/2013 5:59:10 PM PDT · 1 of 32
    Synthesist
    Dear fellow FReepers,

    I got a call from my sister this afternoon with horrible and heartbreaking news. The male hostage that was murdered during the bank standoff was a family relative. His name is Jay Warbington, the son of Phyllis Warbington. She is a cousin of mine on my mother’s side of the family.

    I didn’t know Jay very well, but I did enjoy visiting with my cousin Phyllis. My sister tells me that Phyllis is devastated by the loss of her son. My heart breaks for her. She is a Christian women and I hope that she can find solace and comfort through her faith.

    It is just so shocking that this has happened. The town of St. Joseph is literally in the middle of nowhere. It is a backwater, about as far “out in the sticks” in rural Louisiana as you can possibly get. But a freakin Islamic Yemini goes berserk there spreading death and sorrow to my family. If it can happen in St. Joseph, it can happen ANYWHERE.

  • Neighbors react to Marigny homeowner shooting alleged intruder(Trayvon Round 2)

    07/27/2013 7:43:14 PM PDT · 33 of 34
    Synthesist

    ping for ref.

  • Virginia NAACP Chief Dared To Question Trayvon’s Innocence.. Liberal Rage Promptly Ensues....

    07/13/2013 4:03:53 PM PDT · 36 of 55
    Synthesist

    OK Moderator, I’m sorry that my sarcastic comment #22 didn’t pass the profanity filter. So I’ll edit my comment to what was really the most important point I wanted to make:

    Thanks Tristan Breaux for having the courage to speak the truth. We need a lot more people like you to do the same.

  • Did Zimmerman Profile Martin — or the Other Way Around?

    07/12/2013 12:43:46 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    Synthesist to originalbuckeye

    “I heard a suggestion that the prosecution’s star witness actually encouraged Trayvon to go after Zimmerman. Is there a recording (paging the NSA, please pick up the white courtesy phone) of their conversation? If so, why wasn’t it allowed into the evidence?”


    No audio recording of that call was entered into evidence. But I sure wish that there was one.

    I’m in the camp that believes she got TM killed that night because of the way she acted afterwards. She went dark. She did everything she could to distant herself from what happened that night.

  • Intent matters in this case (State of Florida vs. George Zimmerman)

    07/09/2013 7:47:52 PM PDT · 23 of 24
    Synthesist to t1b8zs; Parley Baer; 2ndDivisionVet

    Ha! I didn’t even make past the first sentence!

    Ms. Cartier writes: “…it is important to review the potential intent of both parties since the facts could go either way…”

    No, facts are facts. FACTS DO NOT GO DIFFERENT WAYS! After reading that ridiculous statement, I knew immediately that what followed was going to be a whole lot of BS that would be a total waste of my time to read.

  • Perro Negro 6 Sinks Offshore Angola

    07/04/2013 12:02:40 AM PDT · 10 of 13
    Synthesist to Rabin

    ” ...One hundred and three workers were on board the rig when the Perro Negro suddenly tilted, causing the rig to take on water and capsize. One crew member is missing, and six other workers suffered minor injuries, Saipem reported... “


    I sure hope that the missing crew member is found safe. Land drilling rigs are already dangerous enough, and offshore rigs compound the risk to the life of the workers. I know from personal experience…

  • Zimmerman: Rachel Jeantel and the politics of soft bigotry

    07/02/2013 12:39:41 AM PDT · 36 of 45
    Synthesist to E. Pluribus Unum

    The elephant in the room is that Rachel Jeantel is the reason Trayvon Martin is dead.
    She was on the phone talking trash to Trayvon about the “creepy-ass cracker rapist” following him and how if he was a real gangster he’d give the cracker a beatdown he’d never forget.

    When Trayvon was killed because of her she went dark. It wasn’t until Benjamin Crump hunted her down and gave her a script to follow that she resurfaced.


    Before Rachel testified, I thought that TM decided on his own to attack GZ in an effort to prove his manhood to the girl on the phone. After all, it would look cowardly to run back home. But after that sorry excuse of a human being testified, I have very little doubt that she manipulated TM into attacking GZ. And the fact that she went dark after she realized she got TM killed seals the deal. She did everything she could to distant herself from what happened that night.

    She apparently tried only a couple of times to call TM back after her last phone call with him ended as the fight began, but gave up when he didn’t answer and never tried to call him again.

    She never called the police about the fact she could not reach TM after the fight started.

    She never called TM family to ask what had happened as any concerned friend would normally do.

    She never told any of her friends or TM friends that she was talking to him that night.

    She didn’t even bother to attend the wake or funeral of TM.

    It was only because of the phone records that the Martin family learned that she was talking to TM right up to the point of the fight starting.

    And once she was finally revealed by the phone records, she lied multiple times to try to minimize her involvement and to keep herself shielded from the public and the police investigation.

    This is NOT how an innocent person acts.

  • George Zimmerman Trial: Trayvon Martin "viciously attacked" former neighborhood watch volunteer

    06/25/2013 10:41:58 PM PDT · 58 of 61
    Synthesist to reefdiver; VerySadAmerican; MtBaldy

    Don’t know why we spend so much time on this.
    This is a Democrat on Democrat crime
    Neither of these guys would give a Conservative Republican a cup of water on a hot day on Election Day.


    Even a Democrat has the right of self defense.

    Even a Democrat deserves not to be lynched by a mob of race pimps and spineless politicians scared to death of being falsely accused of being racist if they didn’t arrest and prosecute him on a trumped up charge.

    And, I would bet that when Mr. Zimmerman heard the words “If I had a son, he would look like Trayvon”, the first words out of his mouth were probably “FU a$$hole!”.

    I really doubt that he still considers himself a Democrat today.

  • Disturbing conversation with a therapist re: seizing patient’s guns

    06/15/2013 3:32:10 PM PDT · 59 of 65
    Synthesist to dagogo redux; BobL

    Thanks for having the courage to post a comment here. I commend you for stating that you work hard not to violate patient confidentiality by involving police authorities in situations like this.

    But, I hope that you realize that not everyone in your profession may rise to that standard, and instead give in to their misguided and prejudiced notion that they can “make the world a better place” by doing any thing they can to rid anyone of “evil guns”.

    I strongly recommend that you make every effort to bring this topic up for discussion within your profession ranks at all possible levels; that it is extremely *unprofessional* to allow personal prejudices and/or biases to violate patient confidentiality.

  • Disturbing conversation with a therapist re: seizing patient’s guns

    06/15/2013 3:04:03 PM PDT · 58 of 65
    Synthesist to Cboldt

    I agree 100% with all your points, especially with regards to interactions with the police.

    Sad, but true...

  • Disturbing conversation with a therapist re: seizing patient’s guns

    06/15/2013 2:14:02 PM PDT · 53 of 65
    Synthesist to Irenic; Gen.Blather; dila813; Cboldt; BobL; dagogo redux

    Thanks for the article link Irenic.

    Wow! What a horrible nightmare of a story. I hope that Mr. Lovi gets a fair hearing in his case against the *warrantless* seizure of his guns by the police.

    Every gun owner in the U.S. should read this article. It PROVES that there is a legitimate concern that “health care professionals” (along with any other nanny state officials) and the police can abuse their authority, resulting in the violation of the 2nd Amendment rights of citizens.

    The lesson that I take from this:

    1. I will NEVER disclose to anyone *that I don’t know and trust*, who asks out of the blue, that I have access to a weapon.

    2.I will NEVER agree to allow police that show up *uninvited* into my home without a WARRANT.

  • The House Still Isn't Dealing With Immigration's Obamacare Problem

    05/29/2013 2:43:59 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    Synthesist to PeevedPatriot

    The denial of ObamaCare to these newly amnestied illegals WOULD be challenged in court and IMMEDIATELY struck down as unconstitutional.

    Both ObamaCare and this “immigration reform” are extremely dangerous ideas that must be stopped.

  • AFFT Calls on Congress to Eliminate IRS Targeting by Enacting the FairTax(R)

    05/23/2013 3:11:53 PM PDT · 69 of 76
    Synthesist to EXCH54FE; upchuck; kevkrom; Windflier; dagogo redux; Black Agnes; lewislynn

    I would have to oppose the “Fair Tax” bill. The last time that I checked about 2 years ago, it still had a *major* flaw. It would *unfairly* double tax the Roth IRA and other post tax savings of individuals who have already paid the fed income tax on this money. Now we prudent savers would be double taxed when we use this *already taxed* money for new purchases under a new national sales tax.

    Until the “Fair Tax” supporters acknowledge and find a *fair* solution to this major flaw, I will only support a change to a Flat Tax policy instead.

  • Audit THIS! Tea Party groups to protest at IRS offices nationwide on Tuesday

    05/20/2013 11:35:16 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    Synthesist to rightwingextremist1776; PROCON

    “WE are well past the point of “protests” IMHO... “


    That is true.

    But for me, as a start I will show up at my local IRS office to protest. We need to impress on these local IRS workers that We the People are not going sit back and take this unlawful abuse of power without a fight. I hope that many other patriots will do the same across the US.

  • Report: Job training rule for food stamps would trim rolls by half

    05/20/2013 5:28:06 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    Synthesist to Tax-chick

    “What’s the cost of the “job training” vs. the cost of their continuing to receive food stamps and do nothing?”


    That is the most important fact that the “journalist” Jason Stein should have reported in the linked article. But, it would have required too much work apparently!

    According to the WI Legislature’s nonpartisan budget office report linked in the article, for the year 2012 there were an average of 840,193 people enrolled at a cost of $1.1778 BILLION to the federal gubmint (FoodShare is a WI rename for fed food stamps and is not a state benefit). So, if half of the people drop out, that would save over $1 BILLION over the next two years in taxpayer money (in WI alone!) vs. an estimated job training cost of only $35.8 million. That is one hell of a deal!

    Also, according to that report, this requirement for job search or training is ALREADY in the fed food stamp law as an option for states to enforce. So this is not a “new” proposal. IMO, all states should exercise this option.

  • Report: Job training rule for food stamps would trim rolls by half

    05/20/2013 4:42:37 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    Synthesist to svcw

    This requirement is only for able bodied people who are not working. It would not stop any employed low income person from getting food stamps.

  • Mother of Boston 'bombers' was put on CIA terrorist watchlist / now a 'person of interest'

    04/26/2013 7:37:22 PM PDT · 26 of 31
    Synthesist to thoolou

    “Agreed, and done. Via actual post. Email does not have the same effect. Sent it registered as well. Some poor bastard will have to actually have to sign for it.”


    Thanks a million for your reply.

    You have a great idea about forcing an acknowledgement of delivery, although in a “real America”, this should not even be necessary.

  • Mother of Boston 'bombers' was put on CIA terrorist watchlist / now a 'person of interest'

    04/26/2013 5:29:18 PM PDT · 22 of 31
    Synthesist to BunnySlippers

    ABC News this evening also reported that the MOTHER of LOSER #1 and LOSER #2 had been placed on a terror watch list years ago by the CIA based on terrorist activity information from Russian authorities at about the same time as warnings about LOSER #1…

    What an absolute “intelligence” failure…

    After billions of taxpayer dollars were spent for “home land security” after the massive islamic terror attacks 12 years ago, NOT ONE SINGLE FEDERAL AGENCY acted on this Russian information to stop these two LOSERS from exploding bombs in the crowd of sports fans at the Boston Marathon.

    Well, was this “intelligence” failure a case of massive incompetence by the CIA/FBI/DHS, or are the three dead people and the hundreds of others maimed and scared for life at the bombing the result of Obama’s misguided attempt to appease muslims by ordering federal agencies to back off on fully investigating muslim terror tips?

    I DEMAND an answer to this question. Every American federal taxpayer deserves an answer. I’m going to write my US Senator and Representative to demand a full investigation of this “intelligence” failure. I strongly encourage everyone here on FR to do the same. Everyone responsible for this failure MUST be held ACCOUNTABLE!

  • Hospital Denies Involvement In Leak Of Grisly Post-Mortem Photo Of Boston Marathon Bomb Suspect

    04/20/2013 10:04:30 PM PDT · 51 of 55
    Synthesist to Lockbar

    “I think he looks fantastic laying there like that.”

    I agree totally.

    To bad there isn’t a similar picture like this of his stupid younger brother…

  • Freep a Poll - Daily poll: Should principals and teachers be armed?

    12/21/2012 4:13:34 PM PST · 16 of 40
    Synthesist to ObozoMustGo2012

    FReeped!

    Thank you for voting!
    Yes 53.73% (1,037 votes)
    No 46.27% (893 votes)
    Total Votes: 1,930