OldFatGuy

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  • How is it that when you click on anyone else’s name here at FDL, you get a list of their past comments, diary posts, etc.

    But when you do so for Jim, you get nothing???

    His past posts are protected from scrutiny???? Can anyone else get that protection?

  • Yeah, I know, “Hamas Hamas Hamas blah blah blah.”

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 07:59:11View | Delete

    Heh.

    And then the next Democrat can have the bumper sticker “D-NAME – the more effective, more effective, more effective evil”.

    Car manufacturers are gonna have to start making wider bumpers.

  • LOL!

    I wonder if anyone actually wonders. Can anyone be that out of touch???

  • Arrested before he even entered on the suspicion that he would “protest” in some way.

    Wow. Pre-crime arrests have already started. According to the movie starring Tom cruise (IIRC), we’re early.

    Only, wait, this is pre-not crime, since supposedly a person has a first amendment right to protest. Perhaps those fortune tellers the NYPD has told them McGovern’s form of protest would be illegal. Perhaps he meant to bum rush the stage and interrupt the proceedings.

    Or perhaps he intended to remain completely silent and merely turn his back on Betrayus as well.

    Whatever. Pre-crime, pre-not crime arrests. Either are so obviously unconstitutional that it’s not worth arguing over which one it was.

    And I’ll go out on a long, long, loooooooong limb and predict that no one will be held accountable for such violations of the Constitution. After all, no one power ever is.

    Funny how the people in this example attempting to follow the Constitution (specifically the first amendment) are the ones arrested and those violating it face no consequences. That’s the United States of Fascism in a nutshell.

    Better wake up people. This round of fascism ain’t gonna have no war among nations to break it up. It’s entirely up to the people themselves.

  • I keep waiting for a huge overpayment on my social security benefits. Hell, I’d just like to see a 10% overpayment, that would help.

    Funny how it never seems to happen. Maybe if I changed my name to Raytheon or something????

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-31 04:34:13View | Delete

    Whatever they’re paying you is too much for putting out this bullshit. You should look for new work. Oh, and you bet it can get worse. And it will. And it will whether Hillary is President in 2016 or not. And it will whether a Republican is President or a Democrat. Just like it has [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post The Media Has Failed the Public on Ebola

    2014-10-30 12:42:32View | Delete

    Heh, wanna hear something really funny now???

    LOL, AFTER typing that last comment, I returned to the front page and there was an ad I was very interested in. So I clicked on it.

    And nothing happened. LOL.

    (It was for some new Kingston SSD’s for anyone curious. I buy parts and build/upgrade my own computer now and Kingston makes good stuff and the ad was for a new generation of more affordable SSD’s and so I was interested. And nothing happened. Just too funny.)

  • Yes, people really do need to come to grips with that word, because that is what we’re dealing with. FASCIST.

    Far too many want to dismiss such talk as radical conspiracy theory stuff. What’s that old saying?? “The best trick the Devil ever pulled off was convincing people he didn’t exist.”

    This new wave of fascism is far more dangerous than the last wave, because it is worldwide, and it is firmly entrenched.

  • Today the combination of an excess of deadly force and near-total lack of accountability is more dangerous than ever: Most cops today can pull out their weapons and fire without fear that anything will happen to them, even if they shoot someone wrongfully.

    Yep, that message has been sent loud and clear to the police for several years now, and we are seeing the result of that message being received. They really can do almost anything and not face accountability, they now know it, and they now are doing what any group of people would do without fear of accountability. Almost anything.

    This issue has been building for years. Rodney King was how many years ago??? One after another after another questionable act by police almost always would go unindicted, and on the rare occasions when there were indictments, the result almost always would result in an acquittal.

    It was inevitable the eventually they would realize they, like banksters, really are above the law. And just like banksters, they’re not going to shape up until they are forced too.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-30 12:05:04View | Delete

    What are people really afraid of, that’s what I want to know.

    Revolution. And with good reason, because that route will be ugly no matter how non-violently those demanding the revolution remain. I too believe some sort of major revolution may be our only recourse. And I believe if/when that happens, many people will suffer and [...]

  • Wow, this is just outstanding journalism. This is what journalism is supposed to look like.

    Thanks for the coverage of this fascinating and very important case. The precedent this could set up is indeed vast. In essence, it will be the end for any hope of any court cases moving forward regarding individuals suing corporations over almost anything.

    Possible lawsuits regarding hardware and software makers being in bed with the NSA come immediately to mind. They could be thrown out despite not having anything whatsoever to do with actual secrets, just the relationship between the corporation and the state would be enough.

    And I have no doubt that’s exactly the precedent they’re looking for and will get.

  • Somewhat OT….are those you guys REAL pictures up there at the top? DSW, Jon and Jane?

    It’s Kevin, Jon and Jane on my screen. But yes, real pictures.

  • Maybe prosecutors should just say Wall Street is above the law and end the charade.

    It seems to me Holder has been saying that since he became the nation’s top prosecutor.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post The Media Has Failed the Public on Ebola

    2014-10-30 07:17:10View | Delete

    I understand why they’re there too. I don’t object to there being ads. What I object to are ads that automatically hijack my computer’s resources and play audio/video without any input from me.

    If I want to watch one of those videos, I’ll click on it. If I don’t click on it, I object to being bombarded with their message over my sound resources that I paid for.

    And whether or not I donate here shouldn’t matter.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

    2014-10-30 06:39:06View | Delete

    Whether it’s “fixed” or not, people still have a human right to health care when injured or ill. It doesn’t matter if they can’t add 1 + 1 together and get 2, they still deserve treatment. “Fixing” it is a separate issue.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-30 06:35:30View | Delete

    You can have Clinton, or Warren, stokely Carmichael, Ralph Nader, Chavez as president, the results will be the same no matter what because Republicans will control Congress unless the Democrat establishment and the rich liberals manage to get Democrats elected to control Congress, like in 2006 and 2008 .

    And please, oh wise one, remind us all again about [...]

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post The Math Skills Lacking Among the Uninsured

    2014-10-29 18:56:47View | Delete

    If a human being is injured or ill, that human being should receive health care. It shouldn’t matter whether they are rich or poor, male female or TG; whether they can do math or even read or spell.

    The ACA doesn’t do that, and THAT’S the problem with the ACA.

    HR 676. Anything less is unacceptable and morally indefensible.

  • OldFatGuy commented on the diary post On Doug Henwood’s piece about Hillary Clinton by cassiodorus.

    2014-10-29 18:33:45View | Delete

    Why are Henwood and Sawicky and others criticizing Clinton if they’re going to vote for her anyway?

    American Insanity. It never ends…

  • OldFatGuy commented on the blog post The Media Has Failed the Public on Ebola

    2014-10-29 18:25:26View | Delete

    I don’t mind ads per se, I just don’t like the automatically playing. IMO one should have to click on them. I don’t even like the ones that start when you mouse over them, because sometimes when navigating pages one almost can’t help but mouse over them.

    But ones that play automatically are at the top of the list as far as not liking. Just sitting here reading and suddenly “BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH blaring out of my speakers gets old.”

    Sure, I could mute my speakers when I come here. I could also ask that ads not automatically play so I don’t have to. If that’s too much to ask I’ll just stop reading here I guess.

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