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Re: “Thank goodness open line and news roundup

you have more beliefs than you realize. your brain is constantly making judgments and assessments. to admit ignorance is more noble than suggesting youre a rational thinker and only make decisions or beliefs on objective information. brain science showed 30 years ago this wasnt the case but people still think they can think rationally about everything. yeah you can be rational about a lot of things but not everything and political beliefs are somewhat wired in your dna. i say we put all of our cards on the table and admit our shortcomings first and biases then and only then can you start getting at a problem or question.

Posted by Marvin M on 11/17/2018 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Griffen asks for broadcast of judicial discipline proceeding

@the end of the day this judge is on trial here.Its his choice.I SEE OUR FREEDOM isnt freedom at all.Any court room that blocks the media is a courtroom corrupted by those whom represent it..ALL OF THOSE WHO REPRESENT IT.I was taken to the GCCC after it had closed & forced to sign a guilty plea arrangement & waiver of rights.No one should have their rights stripped from them like that.When you report these acts of injustice no one responds.Everything dealing with the courtroom should be recorded & stored on an undisclosed server inaccessible without a court order & both plaintiff/defendant be there to witness the process of removal in order to view the contents.2many of us are in prison cause we made the wrong prosecutor mad.Stop the was on innocence.Stop the war on honesty & integrity.STOP ALLOWING SATANS SOLDIERS BEAT YOU.

Posted by KingMe on 11/17/2018 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Thank goodness open line and news roundup

Beliefs are not unshakeable. People tend to dig in and cling to their beliefs in the face of irrefutable and objective information disproving their beliefs, but that doesn't change facts. There are people who cling to the idea that the earth is flat, but that doesn't make it true. However small the number might be, there will always be people who come around to accept the reality that their belief(s) have been misguided. Belief is subjective. Fact is not subjective. Earth is not the center of the universe. Pregnancy can result from rape.

I have very few beliefs, preferring instead to think based on available objective information. Belief is a mental state. Mental states are subjective and changeable. Science doesn't care what you believe.

It's funny how the course of history is indicative of the idea that facts have a liberal bias. Not always, but by preponderance.

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Posted by Vanessa on 11/17/2018 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Hutchinson announces plans for juvenile justice changes

Further reduction o state nvolvement, facilities tone leased to private operators.
Money for friends

Posted by Going for the record on 11/17/2018 at 12:15 PM

Re: “Hutchinson announces new boss at Alcoholic Beverage Control

Are we sure Lawyer Chandler is ok with booze and medical marijuana?

Just sayin...

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Posted by RYD on 11/17/2018 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Democrats call down Republican blockade of Supreme Court budget

Sen. Trent Garner may have a License to practice law in AR, but has never darkened the door of any Courthouse as a lawyer.

Rep. Bob Ballinger on the other hand has actually appeared in Court as a lawyer, but does not have a very good success rate doing so.

Are they being vindictive? ABSOLUTELY!!

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Posted by RYD on 11/17/2018 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Asa's tax cuts heavily favor the rich


Posted by RYD on 11/17/2018 at 11:51 AM

Re: “Thank goodness open line and news roundup

"a civil war is coming"

A civil war, or more accurately the encouragement of elements for whom civil war is a goal, is certainly happening.

So-called "patriot" groups are going to discover, & not in a good way, that not everyone who owns firearms agrees with either their philosophy OR their tactics, should they try to move beyond stalking around heavily armed in an intimidating manner at protest events.

"Authorities find a rocket launcher and pipe bombs during massive Florida white supremacist sting"…

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Posted by tsallenarng on 11/17/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Thank goodness open line and news roundup

my recurring advice is that once you identify someone as commenting without substance, continuing to seem to argue with that person is all they seem to be seeking, fulfilling their metric for having impact. continuing to do so just encourages them to continue. i ignore them. i suggest you consider doing the same. in its eventual consequence, that costs max a subscription or two, but life is too short.

don't wrestle with a pig, cause if you do, you are both going to get dirty, and the pig is likely to enjoy it.

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Posted by deadseasquirrel on 11/17/2018 at 11:14 AM

Re: “Entergy agrees to end coal-burning in Arkansas in Sierra Club settlement

some years, decades, ago, commercial enterprises (oil companies) investigated how to convert coal into other hydrocarbon feedstocks, including, but not limited to, gasoline. a fairly vast body of science was developed, although a fair amount was built upon what the germans had done leading up to and during wwii. the short version is that you take coal, heat it up, maybe with added catalysts, and collect and refine the hydrocarbons that boil off the coal. after a fair amount of effort to find the magic feather, the last i knew, companies had decided that burning the coal was the most (economically) efficient way to get energy out of coal. my guess is that the tar sands from canada are little different, but i have not followed either of these lines of activity closely for a few decades.

the nitrogenous and sulfurous products of burning coal are bad actors. scrubbing even 90% of the materials produced would still leave huge environmental contamination problems. i remember ms rutledge saying a few years ago that arkansas had wonderfully clean air. first, no. second, not all the stuff that is bad for human health is visible or can be detected easily by smell or taste. third, the procession of people the present administration keeps putting in charge of the epa represents a criminal assault on my health and the health of my children and grandchildren. finally, even if burned with complete efficiency, the heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic, and other similars) that are found in varying concentrations in coal, are not destroyed by burning, but are sent into the air, to settle in your lungs, your drinking water, and on your crops.

the short term economic opportunities offered by unregulated (or poorly regulated) burning of coal will bite us and our offspring on our respective backsides. we need qualified, scientifically literate, and morally responsible people leading and working in the epa, if we want to live healthy lives and give our children and grandchildren opportunities to do the same. in case i need to make this point explicitly, even the short term economic profits offered by lack of adequate regulation will prove to be longer term economic poisons.

even china seems to have realized that they cannot build a healthy economy without securing a healthy environment.

Posted by deadseasquirrel on 11/17/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Four dead after bloody day in Little Rock

Non-resident cops kicking-in doors & ransacking homes has sure paid dividends in crime reduction.

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Posted by tsallenarng on 11/17/2018 at 11:05 AM

Re: “Gray to seek another term as Democratic Party chair

It's too late, and I am too old and tired now.

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Posted by plainjim on 11/17/2018 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Thank goodness open line and news roundup

Marvin: "our democracy experiement is over."

I think, I HOPE, you're wrong. We're certainly not on Civil War footing yet. Nor are we approaching civil unrest that accompanied the later part of the Viet Nam war.
At least in scope, we're not quite in a state of unrest that occurred during the Civil Rights era. However, we may be edging close to that, although more from a perspective of nationalism and, dare I say it, white power.
In my opinion, much, if not all, of the above can be laid at the feet of the enfante terrible in the White House.

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Posted by Doigotta on 11/17/2018 at 10:23 AM

Re: “Four dead after bloody day in Little Rock

Every now and then, someone will ask me if I'm not afraid to live alone. I always answer with a simple no, even when -- no, especially when -- the person asking thinks she's safer living with or next door to three family members who've been to prison (drugs) and one who was convicted of assault but wasn't imprisoned. (My opinion of the prison or not results? The situation should have been reversed.)

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Posted by Doigotta on 11/17/2018 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Four dead after bloody day in Little Rock

Not safe in Little Rock, even the police wont live there, fight crime all day,
Hide from it at knight.

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Posted by Going for the record on 11/17/2018 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Democrats call down Republican blockade of Supreme Court budget

Translation of Razorblade's comment: Quick! Look over there!

If we were in California, he'd swear that wasn't smoke.

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Posted by Doigotta on 11/17/2018 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Democrats call down Republican blockade of Supreme Court budget

Reps Garner and Ballinger proved only they are stupid petty lawyers.

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Posted by TuckerMax on 11/17/2018 at 9:29 AM

Re: “Democrats call down Republican blockade of Supreme Court budget

Issue 1 would have put these guys in charge of writing court procedural rules. What could possibly go wrong?

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Posted by Silverback66x on 11/17/2018 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Little Rock's government and mayoral power take center stage in runoff for mayor

didnt get your way huh razrabrams? hissy-fits are not helpful.

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Posted by Marvin M on 11/17/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “Thank goodness open line and news roundup

its scientific fact that beliefs including political beliefs are unshakeable especially when theres an emotional component to the belief. so internet commenting is really designed for nothing but trolling the other side of whatever you belief. otherwise only really boring people like to sit around and have all of their beliefs agreed with not confronted or argued against just want self affirming adoration. this division is stronger than ever. everyone is more unshakeable than ever. a civil war is coming. no not shooting in the street but a rebellion of some sort. our democracy experiement is over.

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Posted by Marvin M on 11/17/2018 at 9:12 AM


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