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DANA D. KELLEY: More activists needed

Get off the couch and out of the house. If you're not exercising, at least take a walk around the neighborhood daily or every other day. Or at a nearby park. Pick up litter that you come across while you're at it. Do this for at least 15 minutes a day. Maybe do a walk in the morning and in the evening.

August 23, 2019 at 4:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton backs buying Greenland, says he floated idea to Trump, Danish ambassador

If you think it's a bad idea, that isn't "Trump derangement". It's because it's a bad idea.
The government and 56,000 mostly Inuit population would not vote for the U.S. to control it. They're a democratic socialist autonomous government for internal affairs. They have their own parliament and they have representatives in Denmark's parliament. They have free health care. They are guaranteed pensions. And half of the government's revenue is from Demark subsidizing them. We're going to take that on? The Greenlanders are going to think the US will keep up the subsidies?
You can't buy property there. It's owned by the people through the municipalities. Private land ownership is against the law. Basically, the government owns all the land. And there are a lot of government owned enterprises or jointly owned with private companies. Half the people live in government housing.
Greenland is 25% bigger than Alaska. It is 3 times bigger than Texas. How much would Alaska cost today? And we have a trillion dollar deficit on the horizon adding on each year to over $22 trillion in debt currently. We haven't had this huge a deficit since the time we were still trying to rescue the economy from the Bush/Republican recession back in 2012. When the economy is going well we should be paying down the debt instead of giving huge tax breaks to wealthiest. I'm not hoping for a recession because then we'd probably have $2 trillion deficits each year. That’s when Republicans will insist we can’t help people with unemployment benefits, food subsidies, social security benefits, or Medicare services. They’d never raise taxes on the ones that it would hurt the least but won't hesitate to reduce any assistance for those that it will hurt the most.
We don’t have anything better to do with our energy, time, and money?
It'd be a lot cheaper and better to keep good relations with Denmark instead of like Trump is doing, going off to pout like a spoiled 5 year old that doesn't get his way, staying home because he was called out that it was an absurd idea.

August 22, 2019 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

LATEST: Trump calls Greenland comments by Danish leader 'nasty'

I've looked into it. I'm pretty sure the Inuit residents that make up 90% of the Greenland population will vote no to the U.S. acquiring the island no matter what was offered.

August 21, 2019 at 3 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

BRUMMETT ONLINE: Hanging with Ernie

At least every 3 months or so I've heard or seen a post that Hillary is going to get charged with something. Not sure what she's accused of. I think I've been waiting for the trumpeters' prognostications of Hillary's indictment to come to fruition for over 25 years now. Five years from now, they'll still be talking about Hillary being indicted, and that it will be soon.

June 12, 2019 at 11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump reassures hurting farmers

The worldwide demand for beef is contributing to climate change. Methane and carbon dioxide emissions from livestock especially cattle contribute significantly to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. As world demand for beef increases, rain forests get cut down to make way for pastureland. All of us reducing our beef intake can make more of a difference than we all switching to zero CO2 producing vehicles. Nutritionally, we're better off with less beef and pork in our diet. We're not going to get everyone to go vegan/vegetarian but cutting out some hamburgers and bacon each week can reduce the demand for beef and pork. Cows getting fed soy and corn are more gassy (yes, we're actually talking about belching) than alfalfa.

None of the Trump supporters bat an eye when taxes are put on stuff they buy on behalf of a Trump trade war,but if you try to save the planet with the levy of a carbon fee, Trumpers go nuts and start getting creative about how liberals are trying to harm everyone when in fact those that are against pollution in our air, ground and water are trying to save all of our children and grandchildren from the effects our activities are currently having on our planet. Twice as many Republicans know that human activity is causing climate change than they did just a few years ago. It's time a majority of Republicans join the rest of the population of the world in recognizing that greenhouse gases are affecting our planet and we need to do things to reduce the gases in our atmosphere.

May 15, 2019 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

AP source: Barr launches new look at origins of Russia probe

Why do so many Trump's buddies like to hang with Russians? Why did Trump lie so much in the campaign about working with Russia when he actually was trying to buy or construct another Trump tower in Moscow?

May 14, 2019 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock police officer will appeal firing over fatal shooting, attorney says

Packman: "The video clearly shows the wheels turning toward the officer and the car moving forward."

Did you stop the video at that after the wheels turned? Because the officer was at the side of the car and then moved in front of it, but not because of the wheels turning. You look like an idiot and a gaslighter when you do this. Packman, you need to stop this nonsense.

Packman, when you ask all these questions then you are showing you are wrong about how obvious that he wasn't in front of the vehicle.
"Were you there?" I wasn't there. I assume you weren't. But, that doesn't matter when it's clear the officer stepped in front of the vehicle in the video.
"Did you have the same view of the inside of the car and what the bad guy was doing with his hands as the officer?" I wasn't there. Neither were you, I'm guessing. Interview with the officer and the witness will have to answer that question. But why would this matter if it was clear the officer hadn't stepped in front of the vehicle?
"Did the officer have reason to believe his life was in danger or the life of the bad guy's passenger?" I have no witness testimony or officer description of the situation. I assume witnesses and the officer were interrogated/investigated. The question wouldn't matter if it was clear he hadn't stepped in front of the car.

Per your request, repeating from the letter...

Citing policy stated in the letter: General Order 303 Section II.E.2 "Officers will not voluntarily place themselves in a position in front of an oncoming vehicle,
officers will move out of its path, if possible,
rather than fire at the vehicle".

Outside of the video above, the letter states the evidence supporting this termination is in investigative file #II2019-0005. Packman hasn't provided further evidence.

May 6, 2019 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little Rock police officer will appeal firing over fatal shooting, attorney says

In the video, you clearly see the cop walking backwards, at 44 seconds to 45 seconds in the video he is accelerating his pace to get in front of the car (against policy) when he should have moving out of the way. Don't let PACKMAN gaslight you. If the car had turned toward him, it still means there's not a good reason to move in front of the car.

May 6, 2019 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

JOHN BRUMMETT: Meanness' best hope

Democrats would do well to start a campaign to help people to get their health insurance back. Make it an event. Put up posters.

April 23, 2019 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Trump’s first reaction was, “Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f*****.” This is according to the notes kept by Jody Hunt, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s chief of staff.
Truly Trump knew there was nothing there at the time. Those are absolutely the words of an innocent person.

April 18, 2019 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )