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  1. Private business owners is a case by case whether or not their actions conflict with federal or state laws but therapists and medical professionals are absolutely free to deny service to clients they are not equipped or inclined to treat, for whatever reason. Not every "counselor" is willing or able to go through the huge amount of effort to learn about the pathology of every disease for a relatively small client base. Even Johns Hopkins university hospital stopped performing sex-reassignment surgery in the 1970's or '80's I believe since producing a 'satisfied' but still troubled patient seemed an inadequate reason for amputating normal organs.Every doctor doesn't treat every ailment, that's why there are specialists. Jim Crow was just the opposite. It prohibited business owners from freely engaging in commerce with whomever they pleased. The current laws may unfortunately be doing more harm than good to faith based organizations in general but they do recognize the freedom to fraternize with whom we please, for good, bad or no reason. Stop trying to force people to associate with others, it's a very weird impulse. It's not only totalitarian, it's pathetic.
  2. I do post in other areas, this was just what has gotten my interest lately and I haven't been on quite a while. What difference does it make anyway ? to paraphrase Clinton.
  3. lol I'm not even going to be in the country to vote for Trump in my state primary this week if it makes you feel any better. But someone needs to keep it real and I know tons of Democrats who are which is why he is on pace to win more Republican primary votes than any GOP contender in 36 years, or maybe ever.
  4. So far thru this year’s primary season there has been a net change of 15 million votes moving from Democrats to Republicans. In the 2012 Presidential election Obama garnered about 5 million more votes than Mitt Romney. A shift of 5 million votes would have given Romney the Presidency. In four of the five primary states Tuesday independents were not allowed to vote. In 2008 the Democrats surpassed the Republicans in these states by a total of 2.5 million votes. Today, the separation is less than 700,000 votes. Not to mention recent polls that have Hillary and Trump in a virtual tie. I'm not in it full throttle for Trump but I can do the math and know a movement when I see it.
  5. I agree we need more details behind the concept of stability without nation building -- it sounds fine, except what is his approach to stabilizing the world ? There are legal deadlines and other parties to all these negotiations as well, some of whom we need as allies, like Russia. So just randomly tearing treaties up and leaving the table is not going to be an option.
  6. And U.S. against the rest of the world as well which might end up uniting Americans if nothing else. I thought his foreign policy address this morning was totally on point in outlining what would be the major and overriding themes of a Trump administration. Putting America First is compelling material that will have very broad appeal. If he can show a similar command of other issues such as the economy, our educational system, and the criminal justice system, he could a very formidable candidate in the general election.
  7. But as I understand it the deadline to change registration in New York was October, the earliest in the country, which is before most people had ever heard of Sanders or other unaffiliated candidates. Whatever you think of closed primaries, overly tight regulations obviously intended to protect incumbents and only those with strong name recognition undermines the integrity of the entire electoral process, and as the mayor of NYC put it, must be fixed.
  8. He won't because only Democrats can vote -- Independents are disenfranchised in New York, and that is more than 25% of the total electorate. It will probably impact Trump also. I doubt Clinton can win the state in a general election, though.
  9. I'm not claiming to have any more insight into what is going on than anyone else but at least you can't say he doesn't think outside the Professional Sellout Lawyer Politicians Box. . Donald Trump's Unusual Plan to Lower the National Debt: Sell Off 19 Trillion In Government Assets As president, Donald Trump would sell off $16 trillion worth of U.S. government assets in order to fulfill his pledge to eliminate the national debt in eight years, senior adviser with the campaign Barry Bennett said. "The United States government owns more real estate than anybody else, more land than anybody else, more energy than anybody else," Bennett told Chris Jansing Sunday on MSNBC. "We can get rid of government buildings we're not using, we can extract the energy from government lands, we can do all kinds of things to extract value from the assets that we hold." http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/donald-trump-s-unusual-plan-lower-national-debt-sell-government-n549946
  10. I don't know how much worse it can get, the first thing everyone is starting to notice with her are the lie flavored with some weasel words. I have even heard Hillary call herself a 'mostly a non-interventionist', ponder that for a moment. The "steady hands" schtick is an absolute joke. She certainly didn't look very steady when she made her video-blaming public appearances after our Libyan ambassador was dragged through the streets or as the poor, put-upon victim of a right wing conspiracy testifying about it to Congress. In another interview she tried to make it sound like she was instrumental in starting the Iranian nuclear negotiations. She did no such thing. All she did was impose sanctions and insist that Iran had no right to enrich uranium. Her actions are always more careless and hawkish than the measured words she speaks.
  11. Well it wouldn't benefit the United States or a Clinton candidacy certainly but she is welcome to run on a platform pandering to the Jewish vote, it wouldn't be any more of a lie than what Trump just did declaring Iran as the worst state sponsor of terrorism and responsible for most of the terrorism in the Middle East. Isn't it actually the current White House is #1, Saudi Arabia is #2 and Iran is #3 ??
  12. Well, the fact that she is more hawkish than Obama by all accounts... it is just another reason not to be surprised.
  13. Not just the Middle East...Hillary has never met an American military involvement she didn't support from her time as First Lady to candidate. Interventions, wars, more of the same....If Libya was "smart, humanitarian" power at its best," as Clinton says and wants to repeat in Syria I would seriously hate to see it at its worst.
  14. I thought this was interesting although I can't comment in depth from a European perspective since I only read the Japanese papers which haven't had any direct reporting or independent analysis on the growing fears over a Trump effect, yet.(Although for what it is worth the Japanese PM I think would probably welcome American leeway to rearm the country as a counterweight to the growing military assertiveness of China). https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/03/21/donald-trump-reveals-foreign-policy-team-in-meeting-with-the-washington-post/ Trump questions need for NATO, outlines noninterventionist foreign policy Donald Trump outlined an unabashadly noninterventionist approach to world affairs Monday, telling The Washington Post's editorial board that he questions the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has formed the backbone of Western security policies since the Cold War. The meeting at The Post covered a range of issues, including media libel laws, violence at his rallies, climate change, the NATO and the U.S. presence in Asia. Speaking ahead of a major address on foreign policy later Monday in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump said he advocates an aggressive U.S. posture in the world with a light footprint. In spite of unrest abroad, especially in the Middle East, Trump said the United States must look inward and steer its resources toward rebuilding domestic infrastructure.
  15. Not to be overly crass or political but this is a horror show of senior affliction and the sympathy vote if Bill doesn't make it could be powerful. Whatever it is, there is something up, I don't like seeing folks going through that, even if it is a Clinton. Morality. Reckoning day awaits....(us all). http://www.theamericanmirror.com/video-bill-clinton-appears-listless-disconnected -during-tucson-rally/ VIDEO: Bill Clinton appears listless, disconnected during Tucson rally My guess is Parkinson’s Disease. My father had it. Some symptoms are hand tremors, lack of facial expression and either too much or not enough eye blinking. Clinton has excessive eye blinking. If not Parkinson’s, then some other neuromotor disease or prescription psychotropic drugs.
  16. Normal ? You be the judge. Why might Hillary have been confused in late January 2013? Easy: Because of her concussion the month before. Remember ? Sometime on or around December 9, 2012, according to her spokesman, she fainted at home due to a stomach virus and hit her head, hard enough to knock her out of commission at State for several weeks. According to her own husband it it took "six months of very serious work" for her to get over it, which seems newly credible now that you know how long the aftereffects lingered. In the 1/26/13 message Abedin gave the note about Clinton while discussing the SoS's schedule with another Clinton aide, Monica Hanley. “Have you been going over calls with her for tomorrow?” Abedin asked Hanley. “So she knows [then-Indian Prime Minister Manmohan] singh is at 8?” “She was in bed for a nap by the time I heard that she had an 8am call,” Hanley responded. “Will go over with her.” “Very imp to do that,” Abedin said in response. “She’s often confused.”
  17. I and everyone I know started out as a HRC supporter a million years ago, none of them would vote for her now. Didn't Madonna even associate her in that game of word association at Buzzfeed...with "angry" ? If Trump has done anything he has ripped the band-aid off and exposed the establishment greed of both parties and their partnership with the media. Look at Romney's statement...It is not so they can nominate either Cruz or Kasich, it's “so that we can have an open convention and nominate a "real" Republican "...most likely salivating at the prospect of himself, two time loser running with zero delegates. What a weird web that GOP has become.
  18. Until she is facing criminal charges, which I think is very likely. Then you are going to hear about it from a lot more than me.
  19. Lol I believe the judge that is going to decide this was appointed by her husband ??? The anger toward Clinton within the intelligence community apparently has been simmering for years. In 2009, for example, the National Security Agency (NSA) rebuffed Clinton’s request to use an unsecured BlackBerry for her emails while she was in “Mahogany Row,” the highly secured offices used by all secretaries of state. The suite is secured as a “Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility,” or SCIF, which allows occupants to receive and review the nation’s most important national security secrets. Clinton wanted to be allowed to use her BlackBerry while handling sensitive materials in the SCIF, according to emails released Wednesday by Judicial Watch. She also sought for her aides to have the same privilege (and was denied but did it anyway....) “The way I’m reading this is that there’s this uprising in the national security bureaucracies to prosecute Mrs. Clinton,” Tom Fitton told TheDCNF. Fitton is president of the nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch, which is preparing to depose top Clinton aides and possibly her as well, in litigation stemming from the State Department’s maladroit handling of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
  20. I'm not invested in her candidacy particularly but the honesty problem with voters is actually quite serious and the main reason Hillary is winning less votes than she did in 2008. And not as off topic as you think...surprise surprise...she also did lie about it the other night at the Town Hall claiming that her 2003 vote for the Iraq Resolution was only a vote for more inspections rather than a vote to give Bush the authority to invade and occupy Iraq.
  21. What can you do but make excuses when Hillary has said herself that she believes that she is the "most transparent public official of modern times" and has never told a lie in her life....she does have cojones, though. Got to give her that.
  22. Wasn't there an email in which Huma even said her boss is “often confused” and needs plenty of guidance to understand the schedule ? Hell, Hillary probably admitted it herself as Sos, for whatever reason (after the concussion, maybe ???), and apologized to her staff. Give us a freakin break.
  23. There is actually as much of the hysterical never Trump campaign designed to scare people into not voting for Trump coming from Cruz, the Bushes, the traditional Republican Party and CNN as from the left and Sanders supporters. The good folks at Redstate are even advocating protesters exercise their right to bear arms at his rallies. The Establishment is behind this. The timing says it all. They’re desperate. http://www.redstate.com/neil_stevens/2016/03/11/advice-reporters-protestors-visiting-donald-trump-events/ My advice for reporters and protestors visiting Donald Trump events By: Neil Stevens (Diary) | March 11th, 2016 at 09:50 AM | 31 My advice for reporters and protestors visiting Donald Trump events is simple: You have a right to keep and bear arms. Use it. If Trump’s brownshirts know their targets are armed, they’ll get less handsy, fast.
  24. If Sanders brought up the scandal he would be president...and that's according to HuffPo. Never say never, especially this year. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/h-a-goodman/why-did-hillary-clinton-need-a-private-server-the-answer-makes-bernie-sanders-president_b_9397304.html http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/11/source-clinton-it-specialist-revealing-server-details-to-fbi-devastating-witness.html?intcmp=hpbt1 Source: Clinton IT specialist revealing server details to FBI, 'devastating witness' Former Hillary Clinton IT specialist Bryan Pagliano, a key witness in the email probe who struck an immunity deal with the Justice Department, has told the FBI a range of details about how her personal email system was set up, according to an intelligence source close to the case who called him a “devastating witness.” The source said Pagliano told the FBI who had access to the former secretary of state’s system – as well as when – and what devices were used, amounting to a roadmap for investigators. "Bryan Pagliano is a devastating witness and, as the webmaster, knows exactly who had access to [Clinton's] computer and devices at specific times. His importance to this case cannot be over-emphasized," the intelligence source said. The intelligence source said the FBI is "extremely focused" on the 22 “top secret” emails deemed too damaging to national security to publicly release under any circumstances, with agents reviewing those sent by Clinton as well her subordinates including former chief of staff Cheryl Mills."Mrs. Clinton sending them in this instance would show her intent much more than would receiving [them],” the source said. "Hillary Clinton was at a minimum grossly negligent in her handling of NDI [National Defense Information] materials merely by her insisting that she utilize a private server versus a [u.S. government] server. Remember, NDI does not have to be classified." According to the Congressional Research Service, NDI is broadly defined to include “information that they have reason to know could be used to harm the national security.” Doesn't mean that she will be charged, indicted and forced to drop out of the race, but it may mean this is not going as well for her as Clinton continues to insist it is. And "gross negligence" is actually a legal standard under which she could be judged in her handling of classified (or NDI etc) information.
  25. Well, of course the agencies involved cannot publicly acknowledge the scope or focus of a specific case so it is impossible to know from the outside at any point in time whether Hillary herself is a "subject" or "target" (she is not a witness) of the investigation (s). Whether close aides and advisers end up taking the fall for her own self serving actions is another story... I was only trying to make the point that the the server and perhaps other probes are certainly criminal as opposed to a plaintiff bringing a civil suit, which the FBI and DOJ only handle under limited circumstances in any case.
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