Actually a better analogy would be folks who follow wackos such as Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Ted Nugent, Ann Coulter, Ted Cruz, Donnie Trump and Sean Hannity are FAR more likely to drink the Jim Jones kool-aid, seriously!
Recent study found most intelligent states are Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Vermont and Minnesota
The states with the lowest IQ were found to be Mississippi, Alabama, New Mexico, Louisiana and Arizona.
State reading levels
Vermont - 5.75
Wyoming - 5.51
Massachusetts - 5.33
Minnesota - 5.32
Louisiana - 4.2
Alabama - 4.4
South Carolina - 4.4
Mississipi - 4.5
Arizona - 4.6
Aren't "union card carrying liberal Democrat teachers" mostly in northern states and non-union teachers found mostly in the south?
He wasn't born in US even though his birth certificate says Hawaii. He is a Muslim even though he says he is Christian, the Obama campaign was handing out free phones in exchange for votes, Obama is invading Texas and now you question whether he ever practiced law? Have you looked up the definition of racist yet?
Let's see, Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, both prestigious Ivy League Colleges. He was elected as only the fifth African American Senator in US history, and As a Senator, he served on a variety of committees and chaired the United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs. But all you give him credit for is being a "community organizer"? The best Republican President in the last 30+ years was an actor for goodness sakes. The hate always rises like cream to the top!
"rj if you call President Bush a warmonger & liar does that make you racist"
Seriously, do you know the definition of the word racist ? Also he, (GW) has already been proven to have been a "warmonger & liar" so I guess saying this just makes you aware of historical facts. I'm still waiting for the proof that "Obama is a racist who wants to get even with America."
Your ignorance of this matter is quite obvious. You see in the years leading up to the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the Taliban had enforced a ban on opium-poppy cultivation, resulting in historically low levels of production. After the Taliban were toppled, the Afghan warlords who regained control of the country (many of whom were appointed by the Americans) resumed the stupidly lucrative farming of opium and poppy once again.
US policy regarding the eradication of poppy fields was murky and inconsistent. As the poppy fields grew, the Taliban quietly wrestled power back in large swaths of the country, but with a new perspective on drug production and smuggling. They began to view drugs, especially heroin as a viable source of income to help finance their fight against coalition troops. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Taliban made $155 million from the drug trade in 2009.
Today, the amount of opium cultivated in Afghanistan has reached staggering heights. Revenues generated from the illicit trafficking of Afghan opiates total approximately $61 billion, nearly 90 percent of the $68 billion global trafficking trade. Since the US invasion of Afghanistan, opium cultivation skyrocketed by more than 2,500 percent, despite the billions of American dollars spent to combat the trade.
Sarah Chayes of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who served in Afghanistan as special adviser to Admiral Mike Mullen, recently said that regardless of America’s original intentions in Afghanistan, we instead left behind a system of “institutionalized lawlessness” and “a really remarkable and well-equipped hub for transnational organized crime.”
Afghanistan has become a narco-state, and that’s America’s legacy in the region.
I watch Vice all the time and found the piece about heroin addiction in Iran quite troubling. There is a reason why feelings toward the US are allowed to be exploited by the Iranian hardliners and our right wing politicians are doing nothing to help ease the pain those people are suffering. Afghan heroin is pouring into Iran in record amounts everyday, sad.
rdotn: the only reason I called you a racist is that in fact you are a racist.
Just like I sometimes call you a liar because you in fact are one of the most outrageous liar's in America that I am aware of. And I also called you a right winged wacko because you are one, having been raised by teabagger parents who taught you to despise American freedom of choice and prosperity for all, as long as you're white, which lessons you learned well. And for your information Bin Laden was killed in spite of Bush not because of him and his failure to heed the warnings of Condoleezza Rice, which could have prevented 9-11 from ever happening. Getting Bin Laden was just another accomplishment by Obama to add to the list of the many things he had to clean up left over by the previous inept administration.
The fact that you are incapable of seeing or understanding the difference between fighting racism and being racist speaks for itself. I notice you seem compelled to speak for rd so could you please explain to me how, "Obama is a racist who wants to get even with America." What does this mean?
At $21 a share, Tsinghua would be paying just 4 times Micron’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in the last 12 months. Only one company has done a big semiconductor deal for cheaper, and it was Micron -- in the company’s 2013 takeover of Elpida Memory Inc. out of bankruptcy.
“It’s an extremely low-ball bid,” Srini Sundararajan, an analyst at Summit Research Partners, said in a phone interview. “I think they’re using this as a trial balloon to see how everybody reacts.”
Micron should be valued at about $33.75 a share based on the valuations of peers and analysts’ forecasts for better results, said Sachin Shah, a special situations and merger arbitrage strategist at Albert Fried & Co.
Any buyer would then probably have to pay a premium on top of that, in part to compensate for tax benefits that Micron acquired through the Elpida takeover, he said.
Hey guys, it's Friday lets go kill something! how do you know something is bad if you haven;t seen it or even smelled it? Do we really need ANOTHER trigger happy, closed minded leader of the free world? Thankfully you wackos only represent a small percentage of the general population.
For example, the latest entrant into the 2016 Republican presidential contest, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, yesterday pledged to “terminate the bad deal with Iran on Day One” – before the terms were even finalized. And he predicted that any other Republican president would do the same. Arkansas’s freshman Senator Tom Cotton has publicly stated that his object has been to blow up any deal. For Walker, Cotton, and others you don’t negotiate with a regime like Iran’s – you destroy it.
"Walker, unlike rjmcbear, can understand what the words "Death to America " mean"
You are so out of touch with reality it's either sad or scary. Your so called, "Death to America" paranoia is not shared by the average Iranian citizen. The so called, left over Khomeini Hardliners didn't want this deal but the millions of Iranian citizens did and they will eventually be the ones who initiate a regime change. The current regime felt the pressure of the majority and agreed much to the dismay of the radicals. You see the change has already begun and close minded people like yourself and the right wing extremists in this country aren't going to stop it. If you wackos had your way we would be at war with someone, somewhere forever but the majority of Americans are fed up with this way of thinking. Walker is just another mouthpiece for the far right and most intelligent Americans know it.
China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd would need to pay as much as $38 billion to buy Micron Technology Inc (MU.O), analysts said - assuming that the U.S. government approved the purchase of last U.S. maker of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips.
There are FIVE countries besides the US involved in the inspections and the agreement negotiated with Iran. I doubt Foxy mentioned that though.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, the latest entrant into the 2016 Republican presidential contest, yesterday pledged to “terminate the bad deal with Iran on Day One” – "BEFORE" the terms were even finalized.
Yes he sounds like an open minded, impartial, sensible WAR HAWK to me. I'm sure the right wing wackos will be craving ANOTHER SENSELESS WAR by 2016.