Submissions: This user has upvoted 257 and downvoted 5 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 690 and downvoted 93 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
400,000 children born to illegals each year, given automatic citizenship... , submitted: 8/20/2015 1:18:27 AM, 155 points (+188|-33)
Sanders Leads Clinton by 9 in N.H., Gains in Iowa: Poll, submitted: 9/7/2015 3:16:50 AM, 146 points (+155|-9)
Dozens of Clinton emails were classified from the start, U.S. rules suggest, submitted: 8/21/2015 6:48:50 PM, 138 points (+142|-4)
People are giving up on Apple Music, survey says , submitted: 8/20/2015 1:05:54 AM, 106 points (+110|-4)
Britain wants to quit Europe: Shock new poll shows EU 'no' camp ahead, submitted: 9/6/2015 6:05:03 PM, 50 points (+56|-6)
5 lowest rated submissions:
The Secretive Beach Retreat Where China Leaders Plot World Domination, submitted: 8/21/2015 7:40:43 PM, 0 points (+2|-2)
The Paleo diet has it wrong: Cavemen did eat carbs? , submitted: 8/18/2015 5:49:59 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
Mick Jagger portrayed as 'monstrous' in new book , submitted: 4/24/2016 8:24:16 PM, 2 points (+2|-0)
Eric Clapton "Let It Rain" (1970) , submitted: 4/15/2016 11:17:10 AM, 3 points (+3|-0)
Are Western Values Losing Their Sway?, submitted: 9/14/2015 8:46:37 AM, 4 points (+9|-5)
3 highest rated comments:
wrongway 1 points 26 points 27 points (+27|-1) ago
Just a few more points
Gives billions to left-wing causes: Soros started the Open Society Institute in 1993 as a way to spread his wealth to progressive causes. Using Open Society as a conduit, Soros has given more than $7 billion to a who’s who of left-wing groups. This partial list of recipients of Soros’ money says it all: ACORN, Apollo Alliance, National Council of La Raza, Tides Foundation, Huffington Post, Southern Poverty Law Center, Soujourners, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, and the National Organization for Women.
Influence on U.S. elections: Soros once said that removing President George W. Bush from office in 2004 was the “central focus of my life.” He put his money where his mouth is, giving $23.58 million to various 527 groups dedicated to defeating Bush. His early financial support helped jump-start Barack Obama’s political career. Soros hosted a 2004 fund-raiser for Obama when he was running for the Illinois Senate and gave the maximum-allowed contribution within hours of Obama’s announcement that he was running for President.
Wants to curtail American sovereignty: Soros would like nothing better than for America to become subservient to international bodies. He wants more power for groups such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, even while saying the U.S. role in the IMF should be “downsized.” In 1998, he wrote: “Insofar as there are collective interests that transcend state boundaries, the sovereignty of states must be subordinated to international law and international institutions.”
Media Matters: Soros is a financial backer of Media Matters for America, a progressive media watchdog group that hyperventilates over any conservative view that makes it into the mainstream media. Now its founder, David Brock, has openly declared war on Fox News, telling Politico that the group was mounting “guerrilla warfare and sabotage” against the cable news channel, and would try to disrupt the commercial interests of owner Rupert Murdoch—an odd mission for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational foundation that is barred from participating in partisan political activity.
MoveOn.org: Soros has been a major funder of MoveOn.org, a progressive advocacy group and political action committee that raises millions for liberal candidates. This is the group that had on its website an ad comparing President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler and ran the infamous “General Betray Us” ad in the New York Times, disparaging the integrity of Gen. David Petraeus.
Center for American Progress: Headed by John Podesta, White House chief of staff under President Clinton, the Center for American Progress has been instrumental in providing progressive talking points and policy positions for the Obama administration. There has also been a revolving door between the White House and the Soros-funded think tank, with Obama staffing his administration with many CAP officials.
Delusions: Soros has repeatedly said that he sees himself as a messianic figure. Who but a megalomaniac would make these comments? “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance—to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god” or “I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise I might end up in the loony bin.” If only the loony bin were an option. As it is, one of the wealthiest men in the world is using his billions to impose a radical agenda on America.
wrongway 3 points 21 points 24 points (+24|-3) ago
Why do so few people ever seem to ask themselves why developing countries standard of living is so far behind the West. The short and simple answer is culture. We in the west have something few in the developing world seem to possess and that is trust. We can trust if we make a deposit in a bank it will still be there tomorrow. We can trust if we do a days work we will be paid for that service, we can trust if we go to the police for help they will not kidnap us and hold us for ransom. If there is an injustice we can trust in the justice system to correct it. There are always exceptions but by in large our system works because most people are honest and we have an established culture of trust. The same cannot be said in much of the developing world.
We have laid a blueprint to a functional high standard of living society. The rest of the world just needs to follow suit. There is obviously more to it than just trust but trust, I would wager, is one of the single biggest factors to a better standard of living. When we invite in large groups from the 3rd world and don't ask them to adapt it drags our quality of life down to the places they came from. When I was a kid most people I knew didn't lock their doors at night and burglaries were exceptionally rare, now that is almost unheard of. I'm all for helping the developing world improve it's standard of living but I think if you don't address the root cause (lack of trust and honesty) the developing world will never improve to our level. Foreign aid money would be better spent on free schools to teach the importance of being honorable and educate people on entrepreneurship as well micro loans and support to help people start their own businesses. There was a good Ted talk proving how immigration from the developing world will never fix the problem and just drag us down in the process due to the shear number of people involved.
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Seattle Teachers To Strike; First Day Of Classes Canceled submitted by tpdplsio to news
wrongway 2 points -1 points 1 points (+1|-2) ago
You sound like a teachers union spokes person
wrongway 0 points 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago
Looks like Russia so I'm guessing vodka. It seems he was not done with his transaction; after the clerk handed him his bag he handed the clerk his money and was waiting for change and I guess grandma was confused and thought the transaction was done so she crowded him waiting for him to leave. He didn't like being crowded so he slugged her in the face.
wrongway 0 points 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago
I am amazed MS thought it could compete in the smartphone OS field with it's lackluster app market.