• Why is it unfair to talk about W when cons still whine about Clinton and Carter?

    We are still left with W's wars, corporate giveaways, recession and "Patriot" act. So why is it forbidden to talk about the originator of those debacles? Especially when cons have NEVER subscribed to the same expiration limits?
    We are still left with W's wars, corporate giveaways, recession and "Patriot" act. So why is it forbidden to talk about the originator of those debacles? Especially when cons have NEVER subscribed to the same expiration limits?
    16 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • So why is it wrong to still bring up W, when con-jobs still whine about Clinton, Carter and even FDR?

    Are not many of W's abuses still in place? Have all the problems of W suddenly disappeared? No. We're still dealing with the entire mess; it didn't magically vanish. We still hear complaints about Clinton (not my favorite, nor do I defend him, so skip the false reductionism), and con-jobs still blamed everything on him right up until... show more
    Are not many of W's abuses still in place? Have all the problems of W suddenly disappeared? No. We're still dealing with the entire mess; it didn't magically vanish. We still hear complaints about Clinton (not my favorite, nor do I defend him, so skip the false reductionism), and con-jobs still blamed everything on him right up until W was sent packing (and occasionally since). How can we a a nation move past W's abuses when so many of you still refuse to even admit to them? Instead, we get the 'dictator' spin-job (which suggests an inability to critique the current prez in a fact-based manner), when W was far indisputably closer to a dictator than Obama. The Right's failure to honestly address W's abuses suggests you merely want to resume them. Your dishonest agitprop also seems to confirm this. Are you deliberately watering down the use of the word 'dictator' because that's what you want, someone more anti-freedom than W?
    28 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • Conservatives have been calling Obama a dictator for a full year now. Have they offered any evidence yet?

    doesn't seem so. The worst I've seen is that he has continued many of W's policies - yet the same people calling him a dictator have yet to own up to any of W's abuses. Under W we had election fraud, repeals of civil liberties, government-sponsored terrorism, fraudulent wars, private companies obtaining official governmental... show more
    doesn't seem so. The worst I've seen is that he has continued many of W's policies - yet the same people calling him a dictator have yet to own up to any of W's abuses. Under W we had election fraud, repeals of civil liberties, government-sponsored terrorism, fraudulent wars, private companies obtaining official governmental powers (a hallmark of fascism, incidentally), intolerance for dissent, and a whole host of abuses. Not so nowadays - conservatives are free to libel and slander anyone not part of their jihad. So conservatives - is there any evidence? or are you merely going the Goebbels route, hoping to repeat a lie so often that it is taken as truth?
    13 answers · Politics · 9 years ago
  • If modern Christianity has nothing to do with medieval Christian atrocities, then how do you explain this?

    http://ww2.cox.com/myconnection/kansas/today/news/world/article.cox?moduleType=apNews&articleId=D9BCTPU80 we always hear the 'real' Christians or 'modern' Christians wouldn't do this... yet it seems to keep happening over and over and over. Do not incidents like this demonstrate a serious core problem with even the desire... show more
    http://ww2.cox.com/myconnection/kansas/t... we always hear the 'real' Christians or 'modern' Christians wouldn't do this... yet it seems to keep happening over and over and over. Do not incidents like this demonstrate a serious core problem with even the desire to inflict a Christian world-view upon everyone? Individuals can and should believe what they want. But when institutions form to push a set of beliefs onto others, isn't this inevitable?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 9 years ago
  • Does anyone know how to reach a real person at Sallie Mae?

    I have a question about my loan that neither their website nor automated phone system can answer, and the phone system doesn't let you even ask for a real person. Thanks!
    I have a question about my loan that neither their website nor automated phone system can answer, and the phone system doesn't let you even ask for a real person. Thanks!
    2 answers · Financial Aid · 9 years ago
  • Is anything open in Peterborough, ON at 4 a.m.?

    esp. near the bus station downtown? my bus is scheduled to arrive at 4:09 a.m.
    esp. near the bus station downtown? my bus is scheduled to arrive at 4:09 a.m.
    3 answers · Other - Canada · 9 years ago
  • How does a Stafford loan work for a US student at a Canadian university?

    This is not a "Can I? Question - I know that part. I need to know HOW this works. The point-person at the Canadian U I'm planning on attending for grad school hasn't gotten back to me, and I can't get ahold of her. With only 1.5 months to go, I'm getting a bit frustrated. My award package doesn't pay out until the 3rd... show more
    This is not a "Can I? Question - I know that part. I need to know HOW this works. The point-person at the Canadian U I'm planning on attending for grad school hasn't gotten back to me, and I can't get ahold of her. With only 1.5 months to go, I'm getting a bit frustrated. My award package doesn't pay out until the 3rd week of the term, and I can't last that long on what little savings I have.
    2 answers · Financial Aid · 9 years ago
  • Christians who say morality in the US is on the decline?

    when the the golden age of 'morality?' When African-Americans were 'separate but equal' and lynchings were common? When poor people and non-white people could be hauled off and sterilized? When slavery was legal? When crime was far more rampant than today in the late 1800s and 1930s? When corporations had no responsibility to address... show more
    when the the golden age of 'morality?' When African-Americans were 'separate but equal' and lynchings were common? When poor people and non-white people could be hauled off and sterilized? When slavery was legal? When crime was far more rampant than today in the late 1800s and 1930s? When corporations had no responsibility to address workers' safety, nor obligation to compensate families when workers died because of owners' negligence? When men were free to commit any act of domestic violence, and the wife was blamed if she spoke up? When rape was seen as the woman's fault? When it was okay to use racial slurs? When it was okay to pay people less based solely on the tone of their skin? Or does the illusionary 'golden age' so many of you refer to only exist on Little House on the Prairie and Leave it to Beaver?
    6 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • Should the religion of geometry be labeled a cult?

    If evolution and gravity are cults, so should math. Shouldn't you repent the false prophet Pythagoras?
    If evolution and gravity are cults, so should math. Shouldn't you repent the false prophet Pythagoras?
    12 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 10 years ago
  • If McCain's strength is security/foreign policy, then why is his top adviser pro-Saddam?

    Reminiscent of Rumsfeld in his gun-running days, William Timmons, McCain's hand-picked presidential transition adviser, was Saddam Hussein's go-to guy to try to get sanctions lifted! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14/mccain-transition-chief-a_n_134595.html How can we trust McCain's judgment? And... can you imagine if a Dem candidate... show more
    Reminiscent of Rumsfeld in his gun-running days, William Timmons, McCain's hand-picked presidential transition adviser, was Saddam Hussein's go-to guy to try to get sanctions lifted! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/10/14... How can we trust McCain's judgment? And... can you imagine if a Dem candidate dared to ally himself with the henchmen of "butcher of Baghdad?"
    3 answers · Politics · 1 decade ago
  • Financial crisis: what would Jefferson do?

    "I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." Can anyone truly say he's wrong?
    "I sincerely believe, with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale." Can anyone truly say he's wrong?
    9 answers · Politics · 1 decade ago
  • Gaelic speakers? Does this make sense?

    Dearmad A Gcomhthírigh, Mná A Dtíre
    Dearmad A Gcomhthírigh, Mná A Dtíre
    3 answers · Other - Ireland · 1 decade ago
  • Is there any long-distance Caribbean ferry?

    I wouldn't be caught dead on a cruise ship. Is there any way to go from island to island by local boat? I read about the Caribbean Rose, but that seems to be dead in the water.
    I wouldn't be caught dead on a cruise ship. Is there any way to go from island to island by local boat? I read about the Caribbean Rose, but that seems to be dead in the water.
    2 answers · Other - Caribbean · 1 decade ago
  • Christians, can you admit that not all who claim to be Christian are good?

    if anyone who claims to be a Christian is automatically accepted and assumed to be above criticism, how to the rest of us see "false" Christians from the "true" Christians?
    if anyone who claims to be a Christian is automatically accepted and assumed to be above criticism, how to the rest of us see "false" Christians from the "true" Christians?
    10 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Is John McCain secretly a Muslim? Or the "antichrist"?

    Of course he isn't, but why does he get a free pass from the conspiracy nuts?
    Of course he isn't, but why does he get a free pass from the conspiracy nuts?
    5 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Christians who have read the OT, can you understand why many of us are skeptical?

    when you add up the number of times your god has smited innocent people (whether among the "wicked" or not), can you understand why we cannot accept assertions of such a "benevolent" being? We are all also waiting for a credible explanation for the transition to the NT; a god who becomes a daddy alone does not seem to be... show more
    when you add up the number of times your god has smited innocent people (whether among the "wicked" or not), can you understand why we cannot accept assertions of such a "benevolent" being? We are all also waiting for a credible explanation for the transition to the NT; a god who becomes a daddy alone does not seem to be enough grounds to atone for past genocides for those not pre-inclined to sweep it all under the carpet.
    20 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Can anyone sights/restaurants in St. Pierre?

    St. Pierre off the Newfoundland coast, that is. I'll be going for a weekend trip soon.
    St. Pierre off the Newfoundland coast, that is. I'll be going for a weekend trip soon.
    2 answers · Other - Canada · 1 decade ago
  • What parts of the Old Testament "count?"?

    Some Christians say that various OT quotations no longer apply; yet others do. Some Christians seem to disagree with others about what parts of the OT count, and which do not. So how can non-Christians be criticized over and over again for pointing out what some say is a 100% "true," "infallable" book, and how can some parts be... show more
    Some Christians say that various OT quotations no longer apply; yet others do. Some Christians seem to disagree with others about what parts of the OT count, and which do not. So how can non-Christians be criticized over and over again for pointing out what some say is a 100% "true," "infallable" book, and how can some parts be more infallable than another? No disrepsect is intended. I simply see this pattern arising time and again with no clear distinction being made, even within Christianity.
    21 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago
  • Can Christians laugh at themselves?

    Atheists have shown that they can make fun of themselves, here and elsewhere: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... Can Christians? Or do they take themselves too seriously?
    Atheists have shown that they can make fun of themselves, here and elsewhere: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;... Can Christians? Or do they take themselves too seriously?
    8 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago