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  • Trump affirms backing gun ban for those on terror watch list

    06/21/2016 3:55:56 AM PDT · 393 of 393
    Synthesist to John Robinson; txhurl

    “I’m hoping he’ll be prompted to re-evaluate his position... “


    I’m sorry John, if Trump doesn’t already know that it is unconstitutional to infringe the right of US citizens to purchase a firearm without due process, then no “prompting” will fix his mistaken position. IMO, Any candidate for president that proposes or supports any unconstitutional idea automatically disqualifies them from occupying the Oval Office.

  • Buzzfeed Pulls Out Of $1.3m Advertising Deal With RNC Over Donald Trump

    06/06/2016 5:20:55 PM PDT · 21 of 23
    Synthesist to All

    Well, isn’t this just special…

    A Christian bakery can’t refuse to service a gay wedding which would violate the owner’s 1A right to freedom of religion, but an ad agency now wants to deny the 1A free speech rights of the RNC and Trump. The left wing is infested with hypocrites.

    Hey BuzzFeed, there IS a constitutional 1A right to free speech, whether you agree with it or not.

    The RNC and Trump should sue the hell out BuzzFeed. They should also be ridiculed mercilessly and suffer a boycott.

  • The Primary is over. Thank God and Hallelujah!

    05/06/2016 5:47:04 AM PDT · 189 of 196
    Synthesist to cba123; House Atreides; Jim Robinson; Admin Moderator

    ...I have not been posting things against Cruz, since he stood down.

    I in fact, have been quite conciliatory...


    Wrong. You need to go back and read your two previous posts again.

    In the second paragraph of your post #137, you take a cheap shot at not only Cruz, but also his FReeper supporters.

    And in your post #144, you get into an even worse Cruz bashing tirade and even attack his fellow Texas supporters.

    Had you attacked Trump and his supporters like that instead, your posts would have probably already been deleted.

  • Ted Cruz's Bitter End

    05/05/2016 7:10:06 AM PDT · 41 of 41
    Synthesist to Jim Robinson

    JUST WOW!!!!

    A FreeRepublic mod deleted FReeper post #24 today that was nothing more than a perfectly well reasoned and calm explanation of an opinion as to why the FReeper would not cast a vote for Trump in the general presidential election. The post did NOT in any way what so ever attack FR or any other FReeper. The post did NOT in any way what so ever advocate a vote for anyone else, much less a liberal Dem. Yet it was deleted anyway, apparently for nothing more than that the FReeper merely did not express a 100% devotion and allegiance to Trump.

    Jim, is this type of totally unjustified censorship what your FreeRepublic site has now descended to?

    I sure hope not...

  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/04/2016 11:35:29 PM PDT · 242 of 244
    Synthesist to doug from upland

    Having been here for 20 years,…


    And yet, that did not prevent you from making a mistake by starting this thread, IMO. It has been a failure.

    It effectively contradicted Jim’s requests to stop the Cruz bashing. This thread just became another place where MANY Cruz bashers could and did continue to stupidly bash Cruz and their fellow FReepers that supported him.

    It appears that not a single FReeper accepted your invitation to do an opus flame out here, instead there are even a few posts ridiculing your thread as a provocation.

    And, what is really funny (or maybe not so much), more than a handful of FReepers totally misread your OP and thought that it was YOU that was posting your own opus.

  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/04/2016 10:03:51 PM PDT · 238 of 244
    Synthesist to TXBlair; doug from upland

    doug from upland wrote: “I will not be part of a flame war on the thread I thought would serve as the place for people to say goodbye rather than posting an original vanity thread that would be deleted. LOL... “


    Doug’s attempt to justify his thread doesn’t even make sense! If the mods are going to delete a vanity opus, then are just as likely to delete a opus comment to this thread. I’m pretty sure the opus gets deleted for what is said rather than how it is posted.

  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/04/2016 2:01:13 AM PDT · 219 of 244
    Synthesist to doug from upland; Jim Robinson

    I will not be part of a flame war...


    Oh Good F,n Grief!!!

    YOU STARTED THIS in direct contradiction to Jim’s demand for FReepers to move past the FR Cruz vs Trump flame wars and that all FReepers unite for the defeat of Hillary...

  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 10:59:29 PM PDT · 211 of 244
    Synthesist to RebelTex; doug from upland; Jim Robinson

    RebelTex: ...You owe Doug an apology.


    LOL! Ummm, NO! I think Doug owes Jim an apology instead, for not doing what Jim asked and uniting FReepers to defeat Hillary...

    I’m sorry, but I am certain that I did not see Jim encourage FReepers to post a MASTER THREAD for those who decide to bail out of FR just because they cannot support Trump!

  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 8:36:16 PM PDT · 150 of 244
    Synthesist to doug from upland; Jim Robinson

    Not really...


    YES REALLY!!!!!

    Jim asked FReepers to move on past the Cruz flame wars, but you obviously can not...

  • MASTER THREAD for those who are leaving FR -- stop the crap individual goodbye threads

    05/03/2016 8:00:25 PM PDT · 86 of 244
    Synthesist to doug from upland; Jim Robinson

    WOW!, so you totally ignore Jim’s earlier post to move past the Cruz vs Trump flame wars to unite against Hillary...

    You hateful Cruz bashers JUST CAN NOT STOP YOUR STUPID CRUZ BASHING.......

  • Time to focus on beating Hillary

    05/03/2016 7:12:44 PM PDT · 156 of 264
    Synthesist

    ping for reference

  • There Have Been Over 100 Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Past Decade

    05/03/2016 6:34:46 PM PDT · 16 of 16
    Synthesist to Two-Shoes; detective

    ...Thanks for sharing this...

    ...Good to know. Only 49 states to go...


    You’re welcome. As you may have guessed by now, this Moffitt racially motivated hate crime hoax sure got my blood boiling. But I’m REALLY glad that my LA officials at least had the balls to charge that low-life POS with terrorism and get a guilty plea/conviction.

    I wonder if this has not also occurred with other hate crime hoaxes... In fact, I did not remember hearing that Sharmeka Moffitt had been arrested, charged, plead guilty and sentenced for terrorism until I did some further internet news searches today after Freeper detective posted this Breitbart story. Initial news reports of the supposed hate crime were very prolific, but once the news broke that it was all just a hoax, the update news stories started to become rare, and even more rare with the news of an arrest and guilty plea...

  • There Have Been Over 100 Hate Crime Hoaxes In The Past Decade

    05/03/2016 12:21:45 PM PDT · 14 of 16
    Synthesist to Two-Shoes; detective

    Two-Shoes wrote: ...Hoaxes pay...


    Not always… Here in my home state of Louisiana, we don’t put up with that crap. An infamous case in point (that did make it onto Breitbart’s list):

    On Sunday night 21OCT2012 a 20 year old black women, Sharmeka Moffitt, called 911 and claimed she had been attacked and set on fire by three guys in “white hoodies” at a park in Winnsboro, LA. First responders found her with severe burns over most of her body, including some third degree. Her car had “KKK” and a racial slur written in toothpaste(!?!) on it.

    Of course, social media exploded with batsh!t crazy FALSE rumors, including that she was attacked because she was wearing an Obama t-shirt, and that she had also been raped. The NAACP got involved. The FBI jumped into the fray to investigate it as a hate crime.

    But, upon further investigation, just a few days later, investigators revealed that they had identified Moffitt’s fingerprints on a cigarette lighter and a container of lighter fluid found near the scene. All the evidence pointed to the fact that she had SET HERSELF ON FIRE, and her claims of an attack were just a hoax.

    Moffitt was ARRESTED in early 2013 and booked on charges of “TERRORIZING” and “false reporting”. The terrorism charge could have got her a max 20 year sentence, and another max 5 for the false police report. The trial date was set for 12DEC2013, but she plead GUILTY to both counts before the trial, apparently for a reduced sentence. Moffitt was given a suspended sentence of 5 years on each count. She was ordered to have 4 years of supervised probation and to pay $1,500 in fines and court costs.

    I think Sharmeka got off too easy, but at least she now has to live with a terrorism and hoax conviction for the rest of her life, not to mention all of ugly burn scars, because of her stupid racist hoax attempt…

  • Justice Scalia's Greatest Dissent

    04/09/2016 4:21:10 AM PDT · 23 of 24
    Synthesist

    ping for later

  • Syed Farook’s iPhone is a Bust for the FBI

    04/08/2016 2:21:18 AM PDT · 8 of 19
    Synthesist to lavaroise

    ” ...The CEO is not a drama queen, but quite naive... “


    I humbly disagree... Apple’s CEO has proven to be a Drama Queen (but also naïve). He voluntarily appeared on a major news network that was broadcast worldwide to claim that he could not allow his company to assist the FBI in a legal and legitimate investigation of a terrorist incident. He falsely claimed that to do so would damage Apple’s product.

    IMO, it was nothing more than a stupid PR stunt that has now backfired in a spectacular fashion...

    The terrorist phone has now been unlocked without the Drama Queen’s assistance...

  • Syed Farook’s iPhone is a Bust for the FBI

    04/08/2016 1:11:48 AM PDT · 4 of 19
    Synthesist to Swordmaker

    It is a fact that the FBI had the undeniable responsibility to unlock that terrorist’s iPhone to complete their justifiable investigation of this terrorist incident. It would have been the ultimate case of incompetence NOT to unlock that phone for further possible evidence collection. Even *if* there is no additional evidence found, no harm done (except to Apple and their Drama Queen CEO).

  • Rush Limbaugh: I really think Trump is running

    04/07/2016 11:09:57 PM PDT · 237 of 258
    Synthesist to Gene Eric; catfish1957; MIA_eccl1212; Jim Robinson

    Gene Eric: “I’m guessing you spent some time in your quest to piss on Jim.”


    Oh crap! My honest apologies guys. I saw some links back to these old replies by Jim about Trump that I thought were interesting, so I wanted to ping them to my FR comment list. I had no idea that my self pings to this old post would even be seen by other FReepers. I absolutely did not mean any disrespect towards Jim. I am not even sure how you guys saw my replies...

    Jim, please forgive me for my offence.

  • Rush Limbaugh: I really think Trump is running

    04/07/2016 10:16:53 PM PDT · 219 of 258
    Synthesist

    Jim Robinson: Trump has had a lot of bad hair days. Just like Romney. Two bad hair guys who are more liberal than they are conservative and both run-of-the-mill liars and political whores. Either will say anything to get ahead. Just working the system the only way they know how. Charlatans.


  • Rush Limbaugh: I really think Trump is running

    04/07/2016 10:14:31 PM PDT · 218 of 258
    Synthesist

    Jim Robinson: Well, I’ll make an observation. Trump is NO conservative. He’s a self-dealing charlatan and he’s got a lot of fall-for-anything chump types fooled.

    Mark Levin is my friend and a friend of FR and a friend of Liberty. I’ll thank you not to trash him on this website.


  • FBI director: We bought 'a tool' to hack terrorist's iPhone (Flash (Ugh) Video)

    04/07/2016 9:01:53 PM PDT · 59 of 59
    Synthesist to buckalfa

    “All your informations belong to us!

    Ah, the post 9/11 world. Privacy versus security. Does old Ben’s supposed phrase apply?:

    “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.””


    Our Founding Fathers were a VERY smart bunch of fellows. They knew that the rule of law had to be maintained, otherwise there would be anarchy. With anarchy, there would be no Liberty, or Safety (or even Privacy). But they also knew that government authority (law enforcement) would have to be checked against tyrannical abuse, thus the Fourth Amendment.

    But, if someone engages in criminal (and terrorist) activity, the Fourth Amendment can and should be used to pierce their forfeited expectation of privacy.

  • FBI director: We bought 'a tool' to hack terrorist's iPhone (Flash (Ugh) Video)

    04/07/2016 8:32:57 PM PDT · 58 of 59
    Synthesist to Swordmaker

    ” Farouk did not smash his employment provided iPhone 5C because he never used it for any terrorism related activity. Ergo, the FBI found nothing probative or useful on the device. ...”


    The fact that the terrorist did not destroy this phone does NOT prove that he never used it for terrorist activity. Terrorist (and criminals) can and often make stupid mistakes. The FBI HAS to do a proper and complete investigation, which includes unlocking this phone for any possible additional evidence.

  • FBI director: We bought 'a tool' to hack terrorist's iPhone (Flash (Ugh) Video)

    04/07/2016 8:15:22 PM PDT · 57 of 59
    Synthesist to Ruy Dias de Bivar

    “Alright, they have been shooting off their mouths about getting in the phone’s backdoor. Now, WHAT DID THEY FIND!”


    Have they been shooting off their mouths? No.

    It would have been the ultimate case of irresponsible investigation to NOT unlock that terrorist’s phone. If they found no useful evidence, then no harm done (except to Apple and their Drama Queen CEO).

    Probably, the only way the public will ever know if anything valuable was recovered from this phone is if there is a news leak, or if there are charges brought against terror associates based on evidence from the phone that is made public.

  • FBI director: We bought 'a tool' to hack terrorist's iPhone (Flash (Ugh) Video)

    04/07/2016 7:37:19 PM PDT · 56 of 59
    Synthesist to Vic S

    “Is this even legal? Are we supposed to think that the FBI will only use it for good, now that they have it?”


    Yes it is legal, as long as the FBI has a properly issued search warrant. If the FBI uses this tool in an improper manner to gather evidence, they will run the high risk that a judge will not allow that evidence in a court of law.

    There really isn’t anything novel here. Ever since this country was founded, authorities have been allowed to seize property and search for evidence of criminal activity as long as they get a legal search warrant. Unlocking an iPhone is not any different than unlocking a home safe, a safety deposit box, a filing cabinet, or a desk drawer...

  • Live Thread--Wisconsin Primary--Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    04/05/2016 9:13:21 PM PDT · 1,394 of 1,606
    Synthesist to caww

    Yes, very great news. Hopefully this is the turning point...

  • Live Thread--Wisconsin Primary--Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    04/05/2016 7:46:41 PM PDT · 1,136 of 1,606
    Synthesist to kjam22

    “Can’t you picture Trumpy sitting in his chair right now with Melania and Ivanka yelling at him saying “WE TOLD YOU TO ACT PRESIDENTIAL!!!! CUT THE TWITTER CR@*!!!””


    LOL! Yes I can!

    There is ONLY one person who has convinced me not to vote for Trump if he wins the nomination: Trump himself...

  • Live Thread--Wisconsin Primary--Tuesday, April 5, 2016

    04/05/2016 7:14:16 PM PDT · 883 of 1,606
    Synthesist

    Cruz wins Wisconsin!!!

    Thank you so much Wisconsin voters for being sane enough to cast your ballots for the only true constitutional conservative left in the race. Go Cruz!!!

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/31/2016 3:15:01 AM PDT · 103 of 118
    Synthesist to ctdonath2

    “You are so missing the point...”


    What point?

    Do you want to ignore my point that Apple climbed on a stupid little hill for a stupid PR stunt only to lose in a spectacular fashion to the FBI?

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/31/2016 2:46:04 AM PDT · 102 of 118
    Synthesist to ctdonath2

    That is classified information that I would never reveal. :)

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/31/2016 2:16:28 AM PDT · 99 of 118
    Synthesist to Swordmaker; ctdonath2; null and void

    Swordmaker, you are sadly trying to continue to fight a little battle along with Apple that has apparently ALREADY been LOST!!! If it is true that the FBI can unlock this terrorist’s phone even without Apple’s help, Apple has LOST their little battle on the little hill that they climbed onto. THE FBI HAS WON THE WAR AGAINST APPLE!!!

    If the report is true that the FBI has now unlocked the terrorist iPhone even without Apple’s help, and now has access to the encrypted data, all of Apple’s supposedly noble resistance has totally backfired and blown up in their face.

    Just my opinion, It was an incredibly small hill that Apple died on...

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/31/2016 1:19:00 AM PDT · 96 of 118
    Synthesist to Swordmaker; ctdonath2; null and void

    ” ...Apple’s purpose was to protect the privacy and security of over 800 million iOS device users . . . many of whom are corporations who rely on that security and privacy for company secrets and even more are GOVERNMENTS including ours who PRESSURED Apple into increasing its security so that our government agencies could rely on the security and invulnerability of iOS devices in their departments... “


    With regards to US government data communications using the private sector for encryption:

    I proudly served my country by voluntarily joining the USAF. My service in military data communications required that I must be qualified for a Top Secret security clearance. I passed muster and was granted that clearance. I can assure you that the USAF, and probably no other military branch, or maybe even any branch of US government at the time relied on the private sector for data encryption... we had our own highly sophisticated crypto devices under total government control...

    So, I really doubt that the US government now relies on the likes of Apple Inc. for secure data comms :)

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/31/2016 12:11:04 AM PDT · 94 of 118
    Synthesist to Swordmaker; ctdonath2; null and void

    Swordmaker: “...To make a version of iOS with a back door in it would VIOLATE THOSE CONTRACTS, both literal and implied... “


    As far as I know, Apple was NEVER ordered to provide a “back door” into their devices. Do you have proof of your claim?


    Swordmaker: “ ...Apple’s purpose was to protect the privacy and security of over 800 million iOS device users . . . many of whom are corporations who rely on that security and privacy for company secrets and even more are GOVERNMENTS including ours who PRESSURED Apple into increasing its security so that our government agencies could rely on the security and invulnerability of iOS devices in their departments... “


    I totally agree that Apple SHOULD have protected their devices data security for their clients, which is why I am REALLY POed that they refused to assist the FBI in a terrorist investigation. I think you missed my point that Apple should have voluntarily assisted the FBI, thereby maintaining control of access to their devices. If so, the FBI probably would not have wasted time and effort going to a third party. Now it appears that Apple’s stupid refusal has resulted in a possible total lose of control... The FBI may actually now be able to unlock any iPhone of the model the terrorist used, and maybe even other models and other Apple devices.


    Swordmaker: “ ...You are an idiot... “


    The TRUE sign of when someone can’t offer a winning argument is to descend into the gutter with personal attacks. Not welcomed and absolutely unnecessary, Swordmaker...

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 10:56:00 PM PDT · 91 of 118
    Synthesist to Swordmaker

    Your comment is now moot. The FBI has withdrawn their request for the court order. Apple has apparently lost the war with their incredibly stupid PR stunt. They could have voluntarily assisted the FBI with this terror investigation and maintained control over access to their devices, but it appears that the FBI no longer needs them...

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 10:37:24 PM PDT · 88 of 118
    Synthesist to null and void

    “...Ah. Look at post #22, I clearly said it was my opinion... “


    But you never stated that your “opinion” was based on a wild assed “Nut-Job Conspiracy Theory” (without ANY evidence)!!! But honestly, thanks for admitting that you engage in conspiracy theories. As you may have guessed by now, I do not.

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 10:07:31 PM PDT · 83 of 118
    Synthesist to 1Old Pro

    WHat’s funny is now Apple is “demanding” that the FBI show them how it was done...LOL


    Yeah, isn’t that just a hoot!!!

    So Apple refused to assist the FBI in a terror investigation, but now that the FBI has apparently unlocked the Apple phone (and may even be able to access other iPhones and possibly other Apple devices), Apple “demands” that the FBI tell them how it was done. F’n HIPOCRITES! FU APPLE!

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 9:47:04 PM PDT · 78 of 118
    Synthesist to null and void

    Oh, I’m sorry. I did not realize that you were basing your claim of the FBI illegally obtaining the phone data on a wild assed conspiracy theory (without ANY evidence) that they had it before even going to court to legally ask for Apple’s assistance. All that wasted expense and time, only to get what they already had. If you had opened your comment #35 with your conspiracy theory claim, I would have just ignored it and scrolled down to the next comment… Sorry to bother you…

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 8:54:09 PM PDT · 70 of 118
    Synthesist to rktman

    “The FBI’s announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers learned that they can’t keep the government out of even an encrypted device… ”


    I could see this coming from a mile away when Apple refused the court order to assist the FBI.

    I think their refusal to comply was nothing more than an incredibly stupid PR stunt. Apple could have assisted with this particular investigation and still have maintained control over access to their devices. So, Apple thought that they could win a little PR battle with the FBI, but instead, they have now LOST the WAR. The FBI apparently now has the ability to unlock iPhones (and probably other Apple devices). What was Apple thinking by refusing the court order? Did they actually think that the FBI was just going to give up? At least one other third party had already stated publicly that they could unlock the phone for the FBI.

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 8:09:54 PM PDT · 61 of 118
    Synthesist to null and void

    ” ...That is almost exactly the opposite of what I claimed.”


    Total nonsense! You wrote that the FBI illegally got the data from the phone. What law(s) did they break?

  • Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without help

    03/30/2016 6:56:52 PM PDT · 55 of 118
    Synthesist to null and void

    “Because they were ILLEGALY obtaining the data... “


    So, exactly what law(s) did the FBI supposedly break while investigating this terrorist incident by unlocking the data on the phone without Apple’s help as you claim?

  • Oh the Irony: GOP Leaders Ask Cruz to Apologize Before Receiving Their Support

    03/16/2016 11:56:19 PM PDT · 143 of 148
    Synthesist to Peter ODonnell; rockinqsranch; All

    Exactly!

    Cruz apologize, LOL! The GOPe failed, THEY should apologize!

  • Rubio drops to third in Florida, days before big Tuesday primaries [Kasich/Trump Tied in Ohio]

    03/14/2016 1:34:05 AM PDT · 135 of 149
    Synthesist

    ping for poll vs. vote accuracy check.

  • Don’t Forget! It’s A Daylight Saving Time Weekend, Spring Forward 1 Hour

    03/10/2016 9:54:32 PM PST · 48 of 50
    Synthesist to Innovative; rdl6989; LostInBayport; xp38; 94Revolution; Sacajaweau; SubMareener; hoosierham; ...

    “Don’t Forget! It’s A Daylight Saving Time Weekend, Spring Forward 1 Hour”


    NO THANKS! I quit doing this stupid routine back in the 1990’s. I no longer set all my timepieces to the WRONG time each Spring. All of my timepieces remain on the CORRECT Standard Time.

  • Cruz wins in Idaho

    03/09/2016 2:05:53 AM PST · 195 of 228
    Synthesist to Catsrus; sruleoflaw; dp0622; tallyhoe

    I love corn and potatoes, I don’t like Ted Cruz.


    Wow! Such a pearl of sublime wisdom! Thank you so much for that... NOT!!!

    Free Republic is so blessed to have such sublime pearls of wisdom posted like this... (do I really need a sarcasm tag?)

  • Obamacare fines double for many uninsured at tax time

    03/08/2016 10:18:38 PM PST · 32 of 33
    Synthesist to gg188

    The House currently under Republican control has passed on numerous occasions many restrictions and repeals of Obamacare. But these restrictions and repeals CANNOT take effect if the Senate does not approve AND the President does NOT sign it into law. Obama would surly veto any repeal...

    Just a reminder; I’m pretty sure that NOT A SINGLE REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE OR SENATOR VOTED FOR OBAMACARE when it was passed. It was done totally by the Dems.

  • Obamacare fines double for many uninsured at tax time

    03/08/2016 9:56:53 PM PST · 31 of 33
    Synthesist to Secret Agent Man

    No, the admin tried to scam people to go along with it by saying it was not a tax.

    At scrotus they defended their right to do it by saying it WAS a tax.


    Yep...

    Obamacare is an absolutely unconstitutional law.

    NOWHERE in the Constitution is there any authority given to the federal government to force people to purchase a product from a third party (in this case, health insurance from an insurance company) that they may not need or want to purchase. IT JUST DOES NOT EXIST!

    Furthermore, Obamacare was unconstitutionally originated in the Senate and defended in court as if the “penalty” for not making this unconstitutionally mandated health insurance purchase was actually a constitutionally permissible “tax”, even though no tax laws can originate in the Senate.

    And again, I see NOWHERE in the Constitution that there is any authority given to the federal government to *penalize* or even tax people who do not purchase a product…

    Obamacare: I will NOT comply… I will NEVER comply…

  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 11:07:07 PM PST · 199 of 251
    Synthesist to chris37

    ...Gonna dish out an honest assessment. If one judges various pre-election polling data and then compares that to election results, Cruz seems to over perform, and Trump seems to under perform...


    I appreciate your assessment, and I do agree. A FReeper posted a breakdown of recent poles vs. actual vote results on Super Tuesday and another posted a comparison of this Saturday race. They both showed a clear bias. Cruz consistently outperformed almost all of the state polls, sometimes by very wide margins. A prime example is a recent poll for LA that had Trump at 48% vs. Cruz 31%. The actual vote result is 41.4% to 37.8%. From a +17% margin to only a mere +3.6%. Being off by more than 12% is huge miss. I sure hope that no one seeing that pole decided that it was hopeless to go and vote for Cruz.

  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 10:28:29 PM PST · 186 of 251
    Synthesist to neverbluffer

    And Trump would have won Kansas and Maine if they weren’t caucus States...


    Based on WHAT?

  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 9:36:27 PM PST · 165 of 251
    Synthesist to goldstategop

    Trump won the LA closed primary.


    With barely a 3.5% margin...

    Without the GOPe spoilers still running, Cruz would have easily won.

  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 9:27:58 PM PST · 158 of 251
    Synthesist to chris37

    ...I think Rubio and Kasich should drop out. You’re not the one.


    Cruz would have easily won in LA if those two were no longer running.

  • Trump wins Louisiana and Kentucky; Cruz takes Kansas, Maine

    03/05/2016 9:12:48 PM PST · 147 of 251
    Synthesist to dp0622

    Yes, it looks like Trump is going to only win by a slender 3.5% margin of the vote in LA. Trump got very lucky that Rubio (11.2%) and Kasich (6.4%) are still in the race, otherwise he would have easily lost to Cruz today. I mean, even all of the candidates who have dropped out of the race almost got more votes in LA than the difference between Cruz and Trump!

    So Trumpsters, The Donald did NOT WIN BIG in LA. He barely managed to squeak by, even with the help of GOPe spoilers...

  • March 5, 6 GOP Primary Primer (KS, KY, LA, ME, PR): Closing Times, Polling Data, Delegate Formulas

    03/05/2016 10:10:51 AM PST · 59 of 61
    Synthesist to libertylover

    I’ll being voting for the only true constitutional conservative, Ted Cruz, in my home state of Louisiana


    And I’m voting for Cruz in my home state of Kentucky, then I’m going home to watch the LSU vs. UK basketball game on TV. :>)

    LOL!

    I’m going to watch the LSU vs. UK basketball game and then go vote for Cruz... :)

    Geaux Tigers!

    Geaux Cruz!