• 1) Anyone who finds himself agreeing with some scientific belief of Mr. “I love oil & minimg money” Inhofe should immediately start running in circles crying “EEE EEE EEE NO NO no …” Waaaaaa …

    2) The only way to stop global warming mega-disaster (disaster is coming, only about 10 yrs. out so metamars may well see it, unfortunately) is to cut world population growth drastically. Conservation will not be enough as per Coach Bill comment.

    3) If population keeps growing the dictators of the world aka USA primo will be slaughtering hundreds of millions instead of millions every decade. Human life will not be cheap because the military will be sucking up all the productivity. Millions to billions of humans will be considered sub-human, savages, unable to be civilized, so that we may be comfortable slaughtering them. This may become the next best steak. Enjoy!

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Upstairs Downstairs: The new American class-system economy by Jane Stillwater.

    2015-01-27 19:35:57View | Delete

    If on the federal level we never voted for anyone who supported the mega-rich aka holders of many many millions the corporations the corporate CEOs etc. we certainly would not be voting for either of the major party candidates in federal races. Since the other guys typically have squaticus for money to run against those [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Upstairs Downstairs: The new American class-system economy by Jane Stillwater.

    2015-01-27 19:30:34View | Delete

    Didn’t Jesus say it was easier to stuff a camel through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get into heaven? Sounds almost like “is wealth inherently evil?” to me. Just like he indicated that God cherished the lives of infidels even more than Christians because as long as they lived, [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post How Torture Wins In the US Marketplace of Ideas by spocko.

    2015-01-27 19:13:33View | Delete

    The real purpose of torture is to make people suffer immensely. It is not to get information, it is to express anger and to glorify in some other person’s suffering.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus: On Watching ‘American Sniper’ by CTuttle.

    2015-01-27 18:54:18View | Delete

    The people at the theater I went to on the Oregon Coast clapped at the end of the movie, also. I wanted to stand up and yell “Why are you clapping?” but, sadly, I knew. They clapped because they thought the movie portrayed a hero who put his life on the line for us, the [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Chris Hedges: Killing Ragheads for Jesus: On Watching ‘American Sniper’ by CTuttle.

    2015-01-27 12:24:32View | Delete

    They are in their home when, for no honest reason, we attack them. Destroying their homes. Stopping wounded civilians from reaching the hospital. Treating any “combatant aged” male as an enemy. Destroying their water supply and electricity. Causing over 500,000 children to starve since Bush I. We are the savages. Unlike some here, I saw [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post The Sad Case of a Teen Convicted of Terrorism

    2015-01-27 11:52:10View | Delete

    Like the Portland teen where the FBI did all the planning and motivating and building bombs and obtaining vehicles, … they should have all gone to jail for “material support of terrorism” by creating a potential terrorist. They even stopped the teen later convicted from going to Alaska by putting him on the no flight list, because he was going to a job on a fishing boat and thus puff no terrorist! Thanks alot, FBI, you wasted millions setting up someone and ruining their life for no reason except maybe someone got a promotion or more money in the FBI office.

    If these guys have any morals at all it is not apparent.

    Of course, this case is even worse. How does shooting off your mouth or even trying to board a plane consist of “material support of terrorism”? Sure, the kid needs psychological help. And arguably it would even make sense for her parents to have committed her to a mental hospital. This story is absolutely appalling. If only somewhere in the FBI there was a high level guy who could give these agents some perspective.

    Also, if they are chasing cases like this big time there are too many agents focusing on domestic terrorism and not enough focusing on hackers and scams. Twice in the last 2 months I have been called with a scam “Microsoft has contracted with us to remove a virus from your PC” .. yeah right .. and “Your grandson is in jail in Mexico” Tough!! I know 3 people who have had their bank accounts broken into and money stolen. These crimes are real and local authorities don’t have the knowledge or power to handle them. We actually need the FBI but we need them to protect us from real threats.

  • Erik, STOP THE SARCASM. To be effective, sarcasm must, for one moment, be believable.

    President Obama leading us forward? President Obama leading? If only! LOL! In every single state of the union address he has given, including tonights’, he comes up with some baloney that he then puts no political capital into making happen, and it doesn’t. The nonsense tonight was even less believable than usual.

    I know you don’t actually think any of it is going to occur. Obama is spouting this stuff to position the Democrats. Not to position them for their actions, to position them for the next elections.

    So cut it out and just talk real stuff. No one, no one, not Republicans, not Democrats, believes Obama does any leading. He jerks around like a puppet as his political advisors pull the strings.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post How Mass Immigration Was Used to Kill the American Dream by jbade.

    2015-01-16 21:35:19View | Delete

    Since the post talked about H1B visas, it was not “assuming or really talking about “illegal immigrants” from the south”. And putting “illegal immigrants” in quotes kind of says it all about where you are coming from. How about criminals? Crooks? Thieves who come to this country and stick American citizens first with the costs [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post How Mass Immigration Was Used to Kill the American Dream by jbade.

    2015-01-16 21:24:04View | Delete

    In the 1990s I worked for a giant bank that eliminated several hundreds of American IT workers by outsourcing its jobs to a giant Indian IT firm (Infosys) which then used H1B visas to fill those jobs. Not one single job fit the catagory of “CAN’T FIND AN AMERICAN” every single job consisted of previous [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post Monitoring and Criminalizing Online Speech, Social Media

    2015-01-08 18:19:23View | Delete

    This is not the first/second third? time I have had to log in to FDL in order to sort of defend mulp. I’m not defending mulp’s comment here, which is unbelievably stupid if taken as straight sarcasm. Key word: unbelievably.

    The only way mulp could actually be that stupid would be if he is a “proud conservative” as I know them. More likely, a child of about age 19. My reasoning is that sometimes he actually (by mistake) says something that makes sense and shows some intelligence. I think childish mulp just likes yanking people.

    Mulp, I know you don’t have to tell us your age, but what is it? Are you in college (were you able to get in?)? Do you have a mental aliment of some kind that might explain your annoying behavior? And take note: you can make discerning comments occasionally. So why not start doing so? Think of how much fun you will have shocking everyone by making good sense. Heads will blow up … Go for it. No more baby mulp, only sharp mulp.

    And everyone else, yes, he could do it if he wanted to.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Why is Saudi Arabia bringing down the price of oil? by David Seaton.

    2015-01-07 10:42:06View | Delete

    Although it cannot actually be considered a “flash crash”, I consider the current situation WRT oil to be sort of a oil flash crash. I don’t believe that those running Saudi Arabia, no matter how decrepit they are, want the price of oil to be under $50. And BTW, “social spending” would not raise the [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post Oh this will go over well

    2015-01-07 10:27:01View | Delete

    Christie is a real contender for the Republican VP spot, if not the top spot. For some reason sleazy Republicans do not turn people off as thoroughly as sleazy Democrats. Like, do I really care if some Democrat takes an adult woman across a state line for paid sex even tho he’s married? If a Republican, no. A Democrat, out, out!

    And this seems to be both the Democrat and Republican voter take, as these guys get re-elected. Jeez, how about a Jeb / Christie ticket? And on the “left” (just kidding) a Hillary / Liberman ticket?

  • ocoastperson commented on the blog post The Real Winners Of The Recovery: The Superrich

    2015-01-05 19:15:46View | Delete

    You are all missing the point!!

    The CEOs and top dogs in corporations are stealing all the profits (almost)!

    It’s not just the Waltons. The corporate leaders as well as the Gods of Finance are stuffing their pockets as fast as they can, while government shouts “RIGHT ON.”

    And don’t forget the destruction of unions and any other force that might push back against continuously shrinking welfare for those in the lower tiers.

    When I worked as a computer programmer, other programmers said (several of them) “I don’t need a union because I’m a good worker”. Well, no you didn’t until some Indians (from India) grabbed your jobs as a part of outsourcing. They came for the … and then when they came for me their was no one left to protest.

    It still amazes me that the dumb sh$ts that make up the white middle/lower class vote, on average, Republican. Their stupidity has emboldened Democrats to become Republicans… there are no Democrats any more as I once knew them. And how come no third parties??

    When I worked on Wall Street, I saw that the best way to make lots of money was to tilt the playing field in your own favor. And everyone else there sees that and does that too. The CEOs tilt the money stream in their favor (gotta keep up with those other CEOs, etc., up and up and up), doctors rake in the big bucks, and hospital administrators, insurance companies grab 30% off the top, etc. Everyone tilts the playing field till its ends are propped up on the chests and backs of those at the bottom.

    The only way to fix this in America is to yell so loud we wind up with a real third party.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post Best Grants Pass Restaurants by duncan268.

    2014-12-29 19:03:52View | Delete

    Lately I find myself in more frequent encounters as described above with people in professions where they must assist others as a big part of their jobs. Nursing assistants, office workers, waitresses… you need something which they must assist you in getting, they don’t do whatever, they act totally indifferent when reminded etc. What is [...]

  • It’s the lower income people who are deciding not to marry. Marriage is as popular as ever with people of solid middle incomes and above.

    And I do think it is the economy, or rather,the economics of their situation. Even now, with food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, heating assistance, it is better to have one really low income associated with the parent domiciling the children rather than a lame combined lower middle class income. It’s not a matter of committing yourself and then getting shafted in a divorce. It’s a matter of giving up all those government benefits.

    Yeah, yeah, sounds like I’m saying the poor(ish) are selfish or whatever. Well, of course, they can add and subtract, sortof. Enough to know that they will lose out big time if they turn into one household legally.

    So instead,the kids lose.

    But as I said above, the marriage rates for those of true middle and above income are as high as ever. Which blows away the whole premise of this article. Sorry, Crane-Station.

  • Here on the Oregon Coast we had a policeman kill a motorist yesterday. The man had pulled over on 101, his car was on fire, and he was holding a handgun. (Could have been nuts, or maybe he took the gun out of the car cause it would have burned up otherwise, hummm?). Anyway, police showed up en masse and one of them (Reedsport policeman) shot the man, he died today.

    It may be your second amendment right to own a gun but for sure it is the polices’ right to kill you without consequence if you have one anywhere near you. And we will never know the truth of this story. I hate to see this come home to us here because once one of them blows away a civilian, more of them get more aggressive.

    Seems our society is going into the swamp quickly. More and more killing, less and less civil rights, no privacy. It’s all to stop those terrorists at ISIL, right?

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The Sony hack… (warning: pure speculation to follow) by David Seaton.

    2014-12-22 18:50:39View | Delete

    Previous post, Russia appears to be the KING of cyber-smashups.

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post The Sony hack… (warning: pure speculation to follow) by David Seaton.

    2014-12-22 18:49:46View | Delete

    Russia appears to be the kind of cyber-smashups. It would be quite logical for there to be hacker groups for hire, tho. Kind of like management consultants but with a different expertise. And the statements that the N.K.s are not sophisticated enuf to cyber-hack, awhh, come on, that’s racist! Just because they follow a funny [...]

  • ocoastperson commented on the diary post A decent nation would have impeached Bush and Obama by joe shikspack.

    2014-12-17 11:30:44View | Delete

    Sure, it has been obvious for quite a while that Obama, by not enforcing our laws and by prosecuting illegal wars of choice (leading to the deaths of a million or more people and the destruction of complete areas of the earth where millions live, like Afghanistan and Iraq) is a war criminal. But he [...]

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