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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Hightower

Re: “DHS is bullish on bullets

The DHS is NOT buying 1.6 billion rounds. This is just an Internet myth started by the notorious rumor monger and 9/11 truther, Alex Jones.

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Posted by Chilidog on 03/27/2013 at 3:55 AM

Re: “Let's adopt the GOP platform

Hightower, check your pants.

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Posted by siggie on 03/06/2013 at 6:51 AM

Re: “GOP's disdain for low-wage workers

siggie, you are so full of capitalist crapola. Your "defense" of the GOP is full of the same disdain for low wage workers you claim does not exist: "The majority of minimum wage workers are not worth the existing minimum wage." Lucky you are not the "judgmental, elitist" type.

Speaking of "idealistic, pretentious" nonsense, here is a prime example: "Hard work is rewarded by higher pay." How about those whose hard work has been rewarded by having their jobs moved offshore?

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 02/27/2013 at 2:26 PM

Re: “GOP's disdain for low-wage workers

Hightower, you are so full of communist crapola. The GOP has no disdain for low wage workers. What they have is a respect for small business. And, by the way, who says the folks making minimum wage are "hard-working"? You? That is a laugh. How would you know what hard-working is? You have never had a job nor worked hard. The folks that are truly hard-working use the minimum wage job as a first step to success. Hard work is rewarded by higher pay. Companies are always on the look-out for hard workers. The majority of minimum wage workers are not worth the existing minimum wage.
Why don't you climb down off your idealistic, pretentious, judgmental, elitist high horse and start your own company and pay people whatever you want? Oh, that's right, you can't. All you can do is point your stinky little finger at those that can and attempt to tell them what to do with their money.

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Posted by siggie on 02/27/2013 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Disney's creepy surveillance

So, what else is new? What do you think those Safeway, King Soopers, Target, and other store "discount" cards are for? They track every purchase you make, create a customer profile, and direct coupons, mailers and other targeted marketing promotions at you based on your purchase history. Of course they sell the data. Target has even been known to determine the probability that a woman is pregnant based on purchases of a variety of products like cotton balls, estimate the approximate due date, and send advertising for baby clothes, diapers and formula! Talk about profiling...

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Posted by Starlight on 02/20/2013 at 9:23 AM

Re: “A common-sense crop

Well it's a great idea. It would put people to work using natural resources and teach a craft that's dying. Ie: farming and working with your hands. Jiminy Christmas is everybody afraid that something next to school is going to hurt a child? We have children walking to schools with guns nowadays. Has does everybody lost their sense of reality? A simple hemp farm is not going to hurt a child, there's bigger monsters to worry about.

Posted by Hunnie BeesAlys on 02/06/2013 at 11:19 AM

Re: “A common-sense crop

Can we stop being stupid? What a stupid question! Stupid is as stupid does.

Posted by gregR on 02/06/2013 at 9:40 AM

Re: “A common-sense crop

Posted elsewhere: May hemp be legally grown in Colorado less than 1000 feet from a school?

Posted by longtooth on 02/06/2013 at 9:35 AM

Re: “New front group sells snake oil

As advertised -- right over your head. Do you try to be blind and ignorant or does it just come natural?

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Posted by siggie on 01/16/2013 at 10:30 AM

Re: “New front group sells snake oil

No specs, I rest your case.

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Posted by longtooth on 01/16/2013 at 9:43 AM

Re: “New front group sells snake oil

Well now tooth, to a loony liberal like yourself or a communist/socialist like Hightower, I could make many meaningful cases and cite many meaningful examples, but it would flow right over your heads. You do not care about reality. All you care about is your wacky liberal ideals.
What part of 'the USA is broke' or the realities of Greece did you have trouble comprehending? We borrow $.40 of every dollar we spend and Obama's answer is to spend more. He cares nothing about the 16 trillion dollar debt (which will not doubt be over 20 trillion by the time he is through).
Is that specific enough for you?

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Posted by siggie on 01/16/2013 at 9:22 AM

Re: “New front group sells snake oil

Specifics. Jim gave you specifics. Where are yours? You throw up a litany of generalities but you fail to refute even one point with specifics. Doesn't make your stand look strong at all.

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Posted by longtooth on 01/16/2013 at 7:20 AM

Re: “New front group sells snake oil

Typical Hightower misdirection and general baloney. According to the, oh so red, Hightower, the only people interested in reining in out of control spending are "pampered, narcissistic billionaires". Do you honestly believe anyone (other than yourself of course) believes the crap you put out?
Hightower and a few of his friends (our president, for one) won't be happy giving away money we don't have until the USA is broke. You like what is happening in Greece don't you?

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Posted by siggie on 01/16/2013 at 6:09 AM

Re: “Fiscal cliff bill is full of ugly

Perhaps, siggie, he did not mention it because there is no evidence to support the accusation. You just made it up.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/09/2013 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Fiscal cliff bill is full of ugly

and not once did you mention the perpetrator of this fraud, the duplicitous hypocrite, your little buddy - Obama.

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Posted by siggie on 01/09/2013 at 5:56 AM

Re: “Feeding the grassroots

On the contrary, according to Wikipedia, the minimum wage was always intended to give the poorest workers a living wage.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 01/03/2013 at 12:30 AM

Re: “Feeding the grassroots

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need" - right Hightower?

The minimum wage is simply the very first step in many for the American work force. It was never meant to be a living wage. If a person is still at minimum wage after many steps should have been taken, that person is likely not even worth the minimum.

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Posted by siggie on 01/02/2013 at 10:49 AM

Re: “The true American philosophy

It seems that you do indeed see yourself as Mr. Cranks mouthpiece. I wonder if he realizes how inadequately he is being represented.
I believe not "receiving" advice or believing that advice is not required was the crux of my statement, leaving yours to miss the point entirely.
As to your question "Have you noticed...". Now that you ask, I have certainly noticed that behavior in you on many occasions.

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Posted by siggie on 12/28/2012 at 4:34 PM

Re: “The true American philosophy

siggie, what you describe applies to 99% of the human race. There is nothing so universal as the practice of giving, receiving, and ignoring advice.

In a similar vein, have you noticed how some people cannot deal with real individuals, but must pigeonhole everyone with the "proper" label so they can apply the "appropriate" stereotypes, whether they fit the particular individual or not.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 12/28/2012 at 1:54 PM

Re: “The true American philosophy

A crack in the crank?
You know Mr. crank, we agree on so many things. I wonder if we agree on this. There is a certain segment of the population that always gives advice, but never takes their own nor anyone else's. This same group comprise the folks that need the advice the most. This group is defined by a word that begins with the letter "L".

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Posted by siggie on 12/28/2012 at 9:21 AM

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