Joel JD

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Thirty-three year old, Juris Doctorate, living with my girlfriend in Sacramento, CA. I'm currently waiting on my Bar Exam results, so I may finally be a Licensed Attorney legally allowed to practice law in the State of California. I don't vote red or blue, and never party lines. I vote the issues or the candidate (If I believe they deserve my vote). I come here to stay informed of current events, and occasionally share my views on a subject or two. That's it.

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Affiliations: I am Lutheran. I am a Free and Accepted Mason. However, I keep my own counsel, and I have no problem disagreeing with anything I feel it too dogmatic or not for me. I like to make up my own mind, and believe extreme anything is bad. I hold ideas, not beliefs. My faith is my own, no more be said.
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Joel reviewed this story - Jun 15, 2010
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5.0

Well, this is a great article. However, if we really wanted to fix the problem, we'd simply legalize drugs. If drugs were legal, American pharmisotical companies could make the drugs here in the US. It would bankrupt these drug lords, and the US Government wouldn't have to spend billions on helping these countries control the drug trade. In my mind nothing is more reddiculous than the illegalization of drugs, the war on drugs, and the money spent on supposedly fighting the "war on drugs." Look, people will always want drugs, therefore people will always sell drugs. It just depends on how idiotic the US Government wants to be about it. Waiste billions on a war it will never win, OR legalize it, create new industries, create ... More »

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Joel reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2010

It would have been a good article. However, since the website is fake or inactive, the fact that I can't add an opinion to thier offered blog, and the fact their website never responded back with a "member creation e-mail," unfortunately the entire site and story must be scrapped in my book. This site is not accredited, and amounts to little more than a blog.

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Joel reviewed this story - Jun 9, 2010
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4.4

It left a little bit of the details out, but got to the point. From this story I can assertain the Us Defense Department is taking an interest in new energy technologies. I have been told why, how, and to what end. I also have been made aware of who the major competitor is. Furthermore, I am admittedly biast. I truly believe solar is the next and new best thing. If you think long long term, solar's only real competitor should be wind. Coal, while cheap, and the majority of it is on US soil is finite, just like oil. I understand solar and wind to be in there infancy or adolesence, but if you are able to imagine unlimited energy from a clean/renewable source... Then you may begin to get a bigger picture, and what ultimately will ... More »

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Joel reviewed this story - May 26, 2010
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5.0

Good. I'm glad not all politicians have their heads up their own butts, and some one is actually talking dollars and cents, trying to shed light on the problem, making it understandable to the people, and actually doing HIS JOB! We need 435 more Congressmen like this, and we'd have a kick ass, fiscally sound, reasonable, and logical Government which does it's job. Kudos to this lone Congressman!

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Joel reviewed this story - May 22, 2010
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5.0

Yes. It's not overly interesting, but it's grade A reporting. Reporting is simple: Just the Facts! The media is merely an amplifier and messenger. What has happened is "Pundents" and "creative editing" have tried to change journalism into propaganda. The moment you do more then report the facts, you have entered in opinion, when you disiminate and mediatise said opinion of the FACTS.... That is Propaganda. Look it up in the dictionary.

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Joel reviewed this story - May 22, 2010
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4.5

This is awesome, if true!!!!! Depedning on the cost, we could theoretically create oil/gas with out drilling. No more rigs or spills. Medically this is awsome. Imagine not having to worry about finding proper doners, because the organ transplant is of your of flesh. Or what about people that want kids, but can't have them? You could possibly get a clone of you. My only concern, is that "Clones" would be given unfair treatment. Treated as sub-standard humans. Ethical?: Shut the hell ... More »

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Joel reviewed this story - May 22, 2010
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3.6

First of all, this guy "Luntz" didn't create a focus group. He is bias as a researcher as he believes the lack of Zionism in American Jews to be a problem. So when you start a "STUDY," but you're trying to prove a point.... It's doomed from insception. Secondly, Good for young Jews! They're American, just like young Christians (Like myself). To hell with the whole Middle East! What do we care? Why should American Jews automatically hate Palestinian's (Oh, and I'm Pro-Seporate Palestinian State.). However, Luntz, should be called a Dunce! Why? Good question. Why would a true AMERICAN, jewish or not, not feel a connection to ANY country due to "RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?" Could it be that one of the founding priciples of AMERICA is the ... More »

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Joel posted and reviewed this story - May 21, 2010
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4.8

Yes. Because it exposes the truth behind some of the moronic ideas being used to capture terrorists. They gave the price of the yearly expense. More over, it wasn't full of opinion. So, I can now give mine. GOOD, GOOD, GOOD! Behavior detection is the dumbest thing I have ever heard of in my life. Secondly, there is a HUGE HUGE possibility for Constitutional Violations, and could give police unfettered "probable cause." Behavior? Must be articulatable, by the officer. Facial expressions, body movement? Absolutely not. In the deciding case, an officer observed a perpitrator "casing" out a store. Walking passed several times, talking with associates, and loitering in front of a store, but never entered. The officer, stopped the ... More »

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Joel reviewed this story - May 21, 2010
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2.5

I was unaware North Korea had a blue water Navy. I'm a little shaky on the evidence. How can a torpedo be recovered from a sunken ship? Don't torpedos explode? More over, why would a North Korean submarine fire on a South Korean War Ship? If It can be proven that it was North Korea, then maybe the US needs to ensure that North Korea doesn't have submarines. If the story is true, then it is apparent North Korea can't play nice with it's "toys." Put it like this, if they did it once, and get away with it. They'll do it again. Remember, that's how Hitler got started. I have no clue about US Naval War Fighting capabilities, but the destruction of North Korean submarines would ensure the problem doesn't re-occur. Moreover, from ... More »

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Joel posted and reviewed this story - May 20, 2010
Joel reviewed this story - May 10, 2010
Joel's Rating
3.7

I can't really speak to her nomination, as I know nothing of her background. However, New York Times is a well respected news source, and one of the main reasons I voted for Mr. Obama is his legal background. I believe he knows what he's doing, and made an informed and well thought out decision. He's a lawyer and his wife is a lawyer, so I believe he better than most is well equiped to make such a nomination. You have to trust in your leaders decisions every now and again;). I'm backing this choice, unless there are some really scary skelletons is this ladies closet.

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