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3:25 PM yesterday ferret commented on How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant.

@60 "Minus Bernie, she's the only candidate providing acceptable solutions,"

Once again, Is Jill Stein going to implement those acceptable solutions with .9% of the popular vote?

We have a Federal System of Government, all third parties from Free Soil to the Progressive Party merge with one of the two mainstream parties. We have factions in the two mainstream parties. Dr. Jill Stein rather be a gadfly than pushed those acceptable solutions.

If the US had a Westminster style of Government, the Greens in the US would thrive as much as the NDP thrives in Canada. However a Westminster form of government gives absolute power to a party with the majority of parliamentary seats, even the party gets around 35-40% of the vote.. It is a dictatorship of a party for around five years..

I am very well aware of the problems with the Dems, but they are not going to cut medicaid, food stamps, keep mandatory minimums, re install DADT, try to overturn Obergefell v. Hodges. They will help put on SCOTUS Justices that will over turn the Citizens United decision, make reproductive health, a health issue, rather than in the schematics of religious belief..

There is give and take, and the candidate that will help with the "acceptable solutions" and has a strong chance of winning the election, is Hillary Rodham Clinton. Voting for any other candidate in this election just helps Donald Trump. If Latino, and don't want to be profile because of your ethnicity or speaking Español, than vote for Hillary. Dr. Jill Stein is not going to move the needle, just try to get media attention so she can try for 1.2% of the popular vote rather than .9% of the vote..
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1:22 PM yesterday ferret commented on How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant.
@32 "A vote for Stein is a vote for Trump?"

Yes it is. The Presidential Election is not a non binding referendum. It the core of our Constitution and how we govern this nation. It counts, we elect our leader. We don't elect leaders who get .9% of the vote. I am not going to get a bike riding, vegan animal loving President, who wants to ban Costco, double the tax on gasoline, get rid of all firearms, created community organic gardens, and promote hemp clothing.. no matter if I dream of that or not. There is no mulligan or do over vote. We have to elect a President that can at least identify with, no matter if we have some problems with the candidate.

A vote for Stein just makes Donald Trump reach closer to the 270 electoral votes finish line. If anyone who went through the 2000 election, knows that what Ralph Nader accomplished. He accomplished getting George W. Bush the Presidency, even though Al Gore got 500k more votes.. It was not only Florida that was close in 2000, but it was New Hampshire as well. Nader went out of his way to try to hurt Gore in the campaign.

I have my issues with Hillary Rodham Clinton, but I am an adult enough to know what is at stake if she is not elected President of the United States. If you have any Latino/Latina, LGBT friends, Non Grifter friends, you will also vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton as the 45th President of the United States.

I am not that interested in Ivanka Trump selling the same dress that she wore at the inaugural ball, as she is doing now with the dress she wore at the Convention on Macy's Department Store. Voting for a nutball like Gary Johnson or less of a nutball like Dr. Jill Stein just makes a characters from court of Pope Alexander VI running the US, a family of grifters. Your choice.. I don't need a repeat of the 2000 election.. Hillary is the only sane adult in the room,and the choice is between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump.
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12:06 PM yesterday ferret commented on How Green Is Her Bullshit: An Uncharacteristically Brief Response to the Green Party Spokesperson's Dishonest Response to My Podcast Rant.
@16 "All I read was "blah blah blah I'm a dirty party-line whore who isn't accountable for what I say."

You are talking about a guy who started "It gets better" project, that was probably one of the best tools against a serious problem, gay teen suicides and teenage bullying against Gay Teens. I would show some respect, no matter if you are trolling or trying to give some constructive criticism..

Besides, Mr. Waving Your Hands in Impotent Fury, you can learn from Dan about writing.

You may not agree with Mr. Savage, but at least stop acting like you are recreating a role in "Idiocracy"
9:24 AM yesterday ferret commented on All The Awkward Trump Father/Daughter Touching At the RNC.
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""I've known Jeff for 15 years. Terrific guy," he said. "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life."

http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/n_7…
Jul 9 ferret commented on Looks Like There Was Only One Shooter In Dallas.
@30 um the 9/11 attack was not the effect of the US withdrawal from Saudi Arabia. The 2003 Iraq War was unpopular in Saudi Arabia, and US basically transferred US Forces, mainly the US Air Force to other countries. The US heavily used Saudi Arabian airspace and bases during the 2003 Iraq war. Osama bin Laden was not the cause of the US withdrawal from Saudi Arabia..

If you want to support your argument, you shouldn't use open source material like Wikipedia, it is better to quote sources like this one..

http://www.cfr.org/saudi-arabia/saudi-ar…
Jul 9 ferret commented on Looks Like There Was Only One Shooter In Dallas.
@20 "A black man is driven crazy by the number of police-related killings of black men and the lack of change surrounding the unaccountability of the police state"

No. It was most likely an angry male loner, who had violent fantasies and acted out his violent fantasies with easy access to firearms. This is guy is more related to Adam Lanza, Elliot Rodgers, and like many of these mass shooters, they have to use a cover, to carry out their fantasies..

No matter the complexities about race in the US. The common theme for these horrific shootings are young emotionally disturbed males with easy access to firearms..
Jul 9 ferret commented on Looks Like There Was Only One Shooter In Dallas.
"Greater than the toxic problem of too many guns and there are about hundred million too many is our problem of unchecked mental illness and alienated loner males that are ticking time bombs."

The greater the problem is the ease of access that those with serious mental health and serious behavioral problems have to firearms. We take away driver licenses, and withdrew any professional licenses from those who are incompetent to a threat to society at large. I think any Patriotic American who loves their country, would accept firearm safety and training license and regulations, besides keeping certain firearms from being sold to the public at large.. We are not going to stamp out evil, nor stop the killing and suicide by firearms, but we need to use legislation to regulate it and control the use of military assault rifles in public.
Jul 8 ferret commented on Dallas: 11 Police Officers Shot, Four Dead, Three In Critical Condition.
@74 "Reality is that you can't round up 350 million guns and then ban them all in the future. You just can't."

The reason why people are pushing "Ban them all" idea, including me, is that the NRA has blocked any common sense and straightforward gun control legislation, from teflon bullet, cutting funding off to the CDC on gun violence, starving funds to ATF to upgrade their system, any comprehensive control on semi automatic assault rifles.

An olive branch has gone out to the NRA for decades, instead they rather play bare knuckle politics. Even when gun control advocates has stated time and time again that they don't want to ban all firearms in the US, what does the NRA do? state this shibboleth at their annual convention and in their countless fundraising letters to their mainly dumbshit members..

So, I for one am fed up with the NRA, and rather just make their paranoia a reality, ban all firearms. Take them away from each home. Hunt down the Ammosexuals, which is truly should be a DSM-V paraphilia: Ammosexuality..

I would stop trolling, if the NRA actually came to the table, and work out on some baby steps, like banning gun shows sales, then working on assault rifles regulations plus licensing of firearm owners.. If the NRA makes some deals to help with gun safety in this society, I would drop my total ban of firearms..

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Jul 7 ferret commented on #AltonSterling.
@16 Ansel, the Che Taylor shooting and his death are different than the shooting in Baton Rouge and now another shooting in Minneapolis. One reason they are different is the latter two shootings have to be investigated and happened, and it appears the shooting were with compliant victims.

You constantly state that Che Taylor's criminal record is not relevant to his shooting. It is quite relevant. The Cops knew who he was when he entered the house with a firearm at his side in a holster.

There are some outrageous police shootings in Seattle, in Washington State and throughout our sick gun obsessed nation. You can focus on how the mentally ill are shot for not being compliant, how certain arrests are incredibly brutal.

There is a difference in investigation than trying to interpret a story that fits your paradigm. I suggest whether it is Che Taylor or whomever gets shot and killed by the SPD or whatever police department, you do some step by step investigation instead of making a firm judgement and trying to hammer the facts to shape that judgement..
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Jul 6 ferret commented on #AltonSterling.
@10 Ansel, you are not doing yourself any help by comparing any shooting and death of an African American in the US to the Che Taylor shooting. Are you trying to report non objectively or do you want to be an advocate journalist? You seemed to put a firm judgement that the Che Taylor's shooting and his death was murder. Even if Che Taylor wasn't armed, he wasn't complying to officer's commands.

What happened in Baton Rouge needs to be investigated, because the findings of the Che Taylor doesn't fit into your paradigm doesn't mean it was murder..

You had me with your article until you referred to the Che Taylor shooting and his death..