1. L

    To Understand Climbing Death Rates Among Whites, Look To Women Of Childbearing Age

    The news that mortality is increasing among middle-aged white Americans spread like wildfire last week (see here and here and here) thanks to a study by Anne Case and Angus Deaton, who recently won the Nobel Prize in Economics. As researchers who study the social determinants of health, we were...
  2. PACE

    Ben Carson's inability to understand time

    Carson's "opinion" on the secret clandestine relationship between Abbas, Putin, and Khoemeni has a flaw in it. He cites 1968 as the pivotal year: But, Abbas would have been 33, Khoemeni 29, and Putin? 16. I think Carson has inhaled too much nitrous oxide. Ben Carson says Mahmoud...
  3. Sassy

    I understand why Sanders is so popular!

    Hillary's answers on some of these things were horrible, horrible! She told banks to 'cut that out'. WTF? That sounds like someone on their side, in cahoots, but saying 'don't be so obvious'.... I do NOT agree with all his policies BUT I truly feel that there is a man who truly wants to...
  4. P

    I have yet to understand any valid reason for private gun ownership

    The common reasons for owning a deadly weapons are as follows: 1. Self defense: this is VERY counterproductive. A person trying to defend themselves with a gun is 44 times more likely to have it ripped out of their hands by their attacker and be shot with it, than to use it effectively in...
  5. L

    Edward Snowden: 'When you monitor everyone, you understand nothing' – video interview

    Snowden: 'When you monitor everyone, you understand nothing' ? video interview | US news | The Guardian Edward Snowden: 'When you monitor everyone, you understand nothing' – video interview NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, in an exclusive interview for the Guardian from Moscow, argues...
  6. meridian5455

    Girl who asked for 'My Little Pony' birthday cake gets one she didn't understand

    The mix-up which left a girl with a Little Tony birthday cake instead of My Little Pony - Telegraph
  7. meridian5455

    Ed Schultz Says Hillary is Too Old to Understand Email Issues

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N888ie8A59Q Time to check the facts: CLINTON: "I fully complied with every rule I was governed by." THE FACTS: At the very least, Clinton appears to have violated what the White House has called "very specific guidance" that officials should use government email...
  8. bajisima

    Cheney: Our President must understand that we are already at war

    Former VP Dick Cheney spoke out before tonights presidential speech by saying "our President must understand we are already at war." "Our president must understand we are at war and that we must do what it takes, for as long as it takes, to win," Cheney said during a speech at the American...
  9. J

    Social Security : The Crisis In Words You Understand

    Every year the Trustees warn us about the size of the crisis forming in Social Security. But no one pays attention because the subject is boring and the language is easy to misunderstand. So let’s strip out the euphemisms. The problem in Social Security is that like all things political it...
  10. TennesseeRain

    Mitt Romney is a liar who needs to understand that HE LOST

    Mitt Romney said he couldn’t think of a single “major country” that “has greater respect and admiration for America today than it did five years ago when Barack Obama became president.” Although America’s stature worldwide slipped last year, its favorability was still much higher than during the...
  11. Cotton2226

    Loll Republicans can't understand why they keep losing!

    Republican Says Rich People Should Get More Votes Than Everyone Else : bromoore
  12. TennesseeRain

    What Rand Paul doesn’t understand about the ‘war on women’

    Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul told NBC News’ David Gregory last Sunday that he doesn’t think there’s a “war on women,” and if there is, women can declare victory. Paul also questioned whether the Democratic Party even has the right to criticize Republicans on gender, given President Bill...
  13. Dr Sampson Simpson

    To the hacks that don't understand what "global"means

    No deep freeze: Australia swelters in heat wave While some ignorant, dishonest hacks want to point to cold temperatures, they conveniently ignore the extreme heat in the southern hemisphere that is going on. Extreme weather patterns are predicted when global temperatures rise, you get...
  14. Pete1242

    Concepts Conservatives talk about incessantly but don't understand

    In response to the silly thread of close to the same name. 1) Following the constitution: To a conservative this has nothing to do with adhering to the beliefs or intent of the constitution's writers. To the contrary, conservatives define 'following the constitution' as agreeing with them...
  15. meridian5455

    Concepts Liberals Talk About Incessantly But Don't Understand

    1) Being Open Minded: To a liberal, this has nothing at all to do with seriously considering other people's ideas. To the contrary, liberals define being "open-minded" as agreeing with them. 2) Racism: Liberals start with the presumption that only white people who don't belong to the...
  16. michaelr

    USTR Says TPP Must Be Kept Secret, Because The Public Is Too Stupid To Understand It

    USTR Says TPP Must Be Kept Secret, Because The Public Is Too Stupid To Understand It No! It is secret because we will understand it and will not allow it! Y'all know those pesky corporations that can't pay their employees, or taxes? Hell the TBTJail banks, they do the same, no taxes, no pay...
  17. Raoul_Duke

    Just to make sure we all understand what is going on...

    Fed's redistribution of wealth upwards in 11 charts: Spot The Odd One Out | Zero Hedge
  18. GordonGecko

    I can't understand the Right's hatred of John Kerry....if Kerry had won in 2004?

    They could have blamed the Iraq War debacle on him....probably not lost Congress in 2006....John Edwards' scandal would have crippled the Kerry Administration....and the Republican Nominee would have likely won the White House in atleast 2012, if not 2008, and there never would have been a...
  19. Old Ridge Runner

    What about Criminals will not obey the law don't you understand?

    Boston bombing suspects did not have valid handgun licenses | Reuters So even if the Universal Background Check System had passed it would have done nothing to stop these two nut jobs from doing what they did. The left should just stop trying to run everyone's life and make everyone in this...
  20. jackalope

    Survey: Most Americans under 30 don’t understand Roe v. Wade

    One of the most contentious issues in politics, and the under-30 crowd mostly doesn't even know what Roe v Wade is, but when they're told, they even more mostly don't want it overturned.