• Many try to justify the NDAA. Many argue against it. Are you aware of what it is or what it does?

    Here is a 5-minute clip that gives a great overview of the situation, including an interview with President Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Qs4seCH...
    Here is a 5-minute clip that gives a great overview of the situation, including an interview with President Obama: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Qs4seCH...
    3 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • More or less gun-free zones?

    Here is a study completed by John Lott of the University of Maryland and William Landes of the University of Chicago in 1999: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=161637 In summary: "Our results are surprising and dramatic. While arrest or conviction rates and the death penalty reduce normal murder rates, our results find... show more
    Here is a study completed by John Lott of the University of Maryland and William Landes of the University of Chicago in 1999: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?a... In summary: "Our results are surprising and dramatic. While arrest or conviction rates and the death penalty reduce normal murder rates, our results find that the only policy factor to influence multiple victim public shootings is the passage of concealed handgun laws. We explain why public shootings are more sensitive than other violent crimes to concealed handguns, why the laws reduce both the number of shootings as well as their severity." So in other words, their extensive study indicates criminals who engage in public shootings prefer unarmed victims. And where better to find unarmed victims than in a gun-free zone? From the high school shooting by Luke Woodham in Pearl, Miss., to the New Life Church shooting in Colorado Springs, Colo, to the 71-yr old who chased off two thugs in an armed robbery (caught on tape here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cbtmlai5... to the Mayan Movie Theater shooting ..... proof is everywhere that guns, in the hands of law-abiding citizens, are the greatest defense and protection against an unsuspecting populace. So, given the facts of recent history, is it better to have more or less gun-free zones? And feel free to elaborate on your opinion.
    4 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Shouldn't we be discussing pharmaceuticals the nutbag in Newtown was on rather than the tool used?

    (I refuse to use that weak-willed SOB's actual name) http://www.naturalnews.com/038415_school_shootings_nutrition_psychiatric_drugs.html [The mass murderer in the Newtown School shooting, reportedly took the pharmaceutical drug Fanapt, made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Other side effects of Fanapt include suicide, along with... show more
    (I refuse to use that weak-willed SOB's actual name) http://www.naturalnews.com/038415_school... [The mass murderer in the Newtown School shooting, reportedly took the pharmaceutical drug Fanapt, made by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Other side effects of Fanapt include suicide, along with hostility, aggression, mania, a confused state, along with problems with impulse control.] Granted, no mainstream media is confirming this report....as they are all too busy distracting the populace with the issue of gun control. But wouldn't you think that the drugs being prescribed to someone with a mental illness which carry side effects of hostility and aggression be the focus rather than the weapon in which the deranged chose to use to carry out the hostility?
    9 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • The govt spends roughly $10.5B/day. The CBO finds Obama's tax plan will fund the govt for 4 days?

    The federal government spends roughly $10.5 billion per day. The Congressional Budget Office finds that Obama's plan to raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year will raise $42 billion in 2013. That's enough to fund the government for 4 days. Is THIS the best the Democrats can come up with to solve our fiscal crisis?
    The federal government spends roughly $10.5 billion per day. The Congressional Budget Office finds that Obama's plan to raise taxes on those making over $250,000 a year will raise $42 billion in 2013. That's enough to fund the government for 4 days. Is THIS the best the Democrats can come up with to solve our fiscal crisis?
    2 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Do you know the real meaning of Thanksgiving?

    I ask because many have been indoctrinated to believe falsehoods. Thanksgiving. Where did it come from? Plymouth Colony, modern-day Massachusettes, the year: 1620. One of the traditions the Pilgrims had brought with them from England was a practice known as “farming in common.” The Plymouth Plantation was initially set up as a... show more
    I ask because many have been indoctrinated to believe falsehoods. Thanksgiving. Where did it come from? Plymouth Colony, modern-day Massachusettes, the year: 1620. One of the traditions the Pilgrims had brought with them from England was a practice known as “farming in common.” The Plymouth Plantation was initially set up as a collectivist system. Pilgrims would farm their food and place the fruits of their labor in one community pool; where the government rationed the harvest based on need. Plymouth County Governor William Bradford writing his history of the colony in "Of Plimoth Plantation," said: “[in 1621] the taking away of property, and bringing in community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing.” Instead of happiness and flourishing under this socialist system, many Pilgrims faked illness or stole instead of working in the fields to produce food. Governor William Bradford later wrote that the colony was filled with "corruption," and with "confusion and discontent." He stated that the crops were so small because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable." After 2 brutally weak harvests of '21 and '22 where HALF of the Pilgrims died, it was Spring of 1623 when Governor Bradford "began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery.” In 1623, after much debate, a new system was set up in which every family was assigned a parcel of land, and whatever they produced belonged to the family. Gov. Bradford then observed, "The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression." Bradford continued: “This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content.” The colonists actually produced so much food in 1623 and 1624 that they starting exporting corn and traded the excess harvests for furs and other desired commodities. After Gov. Bradford's establishment of a capitalistic free market system, harvests were so bountiful that Bradford is credited with establishing what we now call Thanksgiving.
    4 answers · Thanksgiving · 5 years ago
  • Do you know the real meaning of Thanksgiving?

    I ask because many have been indoctrinated to believe falsehoods. Thanksgiving. Where did it come from? Plymouth Colony, modern-day Massachusettes, the year: 1620. One of the traditions the Pilgrims had brought with them from England was a practice known as “farming in common.” The Plymouth Plantation was initially set up as a... show more
    I ask because many have been indoctrinated to believe falsehoods. Thanksgiving. Where did it come from? Plymouth Colony, modern-day Massachusettes, the year: 1620. One of the traditions the Pilgrims had brought with them from England was a practice known as “farming in common.” The Plymouth Plantation was initially set up as a collectivist system. Pilgrims would farm their food and place the fruits of their labor in one community pool; where the government rationed the harvest based on need. Plymouth County Governor William Bradford writing his history of the colony in "Of Plimoth Plantation," said: “[in 1621] the taking away of property, and bringing in community into a common wealth, would make them happy and flourishing.” Instead of happiness and flourishing under this socialist system, many Pilgrims faked illness or stole instead of working in the fields to produce food. Governor William Bradford later wrote that the colony was filled with "corruption," and with "confusion and discontent." He stated that the crops were so small because “much was stolen both by night and day, before it became scarce eatable." After 2 brutally weak harvests of '21 and '22 where HALF of the Pilgrims died, it was Spring of 1623 when Governor Bradford "began to think how they might raise as much corn as they could, and obtain a better crop than they had done, that they might not still thus languish in misery.” In 1623, after much debate, a new system was set up in which every family was assigned a parcel of land, and whatever they produced belonged to the family. Gov. Bradford then observed, "The women now went willingly into the field, and took their little ones with them to set corn; which before would allege weakness and inability; whom to have compelled would have been thought great tyranny and oppression." Bradford continued: “This had very good success, for it made all hands very industrious, so as much more corn was planted than otherwise would have been by any means the Governor or any other could use, and saved him a great deal of trouble, and gave far better content.” The colonists actually produced so much food in 1623 and 1624 that they starting exporting corn and traded the excess harvests for furs and other desired commodities. After Gov. Bradford's establishment of a capitalistic free market system, harvests were so bountiful that Bradford is credited with establishing what we now call Thanksgiving.
    7 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • What do you think sparked the Civil War?

    Who thinks it had anything to do with slavery? Just curious....
    Who thinks it had anything to do with slavery? Just curious....
    11 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • U.S., Iran, Israel. Which one has NOT signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

    And are you aware it is a VIOLATION of international law for the U.S. to send foreign aid (taxpayer money) to any country who has not signed this treaty? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jF9BoYV2... Who will continue to fall victim to the brainwashing propaganda that Iran is an actual threat to America?
    And are you aware it is a VIOLATION of international law for the U.S. to send foreign aid (taxpayer money) to any country who has not signed this treaty? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jF9BoYV2... Who will continue to fall victim to the brainwashing propaganda that Iran is an actual threat to America?
    3 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Who still blindly believes the Colorado shooter acted alone?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla... There is so much that doesn't add up here, yet the ignorant populace is being strung around by the media and is focusing on the irrelevant distraction that is 'gun control.' Why don't you people wake up and start asking REAL questions?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla... There is so much that doesn't add up here, yet the ignorant populace is being strung around by the media and is focusing on the irrelevant distraction that is 'gun control.' Why don't you people wake up and start asking REAL questions?
    13 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • How can I connect my iPad to my Panasonic plasma TV?

    http://macbuy.macworld.com/search_getpro... ....this is not what I have in mind. What's the best setup?
    http://macbuy.macworld.com/search_getpro... ....this is not what I have in mind. What's the best setup?
    2 answers · TVs · 6 years ago
  • What does Mitt Romney plan to "replace" Obamacare with?

    https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash... I haven't heard any proposal.... just this subliminal message keeps popping up.
    https://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash... I haven't heard any proposal.... just this subliminal message keeps popping up.
    17 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Romney/Daniels ticket in 2012?

    Will Romney bow to the elite's wishes and select Mitch Daniels as his VP? On the heels of the Bilderberg Conference in Chantilly, VA at the end of May, reports state Romney has been instructed to select Mitch Daniels. Viable or not?
    Will Romney bow to the elite's wishes and select Mitch Daniels as his VP? On the heels of the Bilderberg Conference in Chantilly, VA at the end of May, reports state Romney has been instructed to select Mitch Daniels. Viable or not?
    3 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • 45 years ago the US and Isreal co-conspired to stage a false flag attack on the U.S.S. Liberty?

    Does our government and the elite who control the media not want the public to know... That our govt placed a Naval ship near Egypt for Isreal to attack and blame it on Egypt in an effort to get America involved in a war....? For perspective: June 5th 1967, Israel attacked Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. The Arab forces were backed by Iraq, Saudi... show more
    Does our government and the elite who control the media not want the public to know... That our govt placed a Naval ship near Egypt for Isreal to attack and blame it on Egypt in an effort to get America involved in a war....? For perspective: June 5th 1967, Israel attacked Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. The Arab forces were backed by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria. Still, Isreal's sneak attack decimated the Arabs. The U.S. was neutral on this war. Israel and LBJ were looking for ways to get them involved. Lemnitzer was a hawk just as well. The plan was to sink the U.S.S. Liberty, blame it on the Egyptians and justify bringing America to war. They failed to sink the ship, hence the cover up. Bin Laden's attack on the U.S.S. Cole killed 17 Americans. The Israelis attack on the Liberty killed 34. Yet, our media painted pics of the Cole all over the TV for years to follow. Why? Why didn't the Liberty get the same attention from being victim of a terrorist attack? Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF_6k1c_0...
    3 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Should there be a litmus test for Y!A Politics question-askers?

    The vast majority of the questions here are loaded, rhetorical, or down right instigative. As you see from my profile, I've been on here for awhile. I've noticed an evolution of Y!A Politics that has shown an erosion of intelligent thought and lively debate. ...albeit, debate is not the purpose of Y!A, it is an inherent trait to the topic... show more
    The vast majority of the questions here are loaded, rhetorical, or down right instigative. As you see from my profile, I've been on here for awhile. I've noticed an evolution of Y!A Politics that has shown an erosion of intelligent thought and lively debate. ...albeit, debate is not the purpose of Y!A, it is an inherent trait to the topic of politics. If not a litmus test, what other ideas would help clean up this forum and weed out all the nonsensical crap to which we have all been subjected? Limits on questions posted? ...based on user? ....based on 'stars received' or 'questions deleted'? Thoughts?
    8 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • American people... how does it feel to be schooled by a 12-yr old Canadian girl?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9PfQS4V... If only a fraction of Americans were as intelligent and informed as this young patriot, we would have a revolution tomorrow. Instead, the American spirit is smothered by gross ignorance.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY9PfQS4V... If only a fraction of Americans were as intelligent and informed as this young patriot, we would have a revolution tomorrow. Instead, the American spirit is smothered by gross ignorance.
    5 answers · Politics · 6 years ago
  • Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin... What about the Robert Bales case...where 19 were murdered?

    Why has the media overanalyzed and released every detail about a case that is not atypical in every inner city of America, but they have blacked out ANY coverage of the case where our military person(s) murdered innocent babies, kids, women, and men in cold blood?
    Why has the media overanalyzed and released every detail about a case that is not atypical in every inner city of America, but they have blacked out ANY coverage of the case where our military person(s) murdered innocent babies, kids, women, and men in cold blood?
    4 answers · Politics · 6 years ago