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A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

A Year After Newtown, Rift Over Guns Deepens

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 05:18:46 in Politics

“This argument over gun control will never end until society solves the root causes of many other problems that drive people to kill. If its not a gun then other weapons are used to kill. We make one law after another to prevent certain tragedies only to find out that there was a loophole in a particular area.”
Mexico Police Block Hospital Where 6 May Have Radiation Exposure In Wake Of Theft

Mexico Police Block Hospital Where 6 May Have Radiation Exposure In Wake Of Theft

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 05:46:41 in World

“Yes - I remember reading the second story.If I got it correct by some coincidence a Truck load full of Cast Iron furniture headed for the US got lost and entered a Research compound where they had Radiation Detectors. The furniture tested radio active. When these went off it started to unravel the chain of events that you described. Don't remember if some people got sick in that chain of events. I think some kids even played with the pellets that where spilled in the Pickup Truck.”

blackwind on Dec 8, 2013 at 02:41:09

“I remember reading about one of those cases where one of the people who found it was looking at the blue glow in the dark and said he just knew that whatever it was, he was certain it was going to "change his life." And unfortunately, it did.”
The New Front In The Gun Control War Is Your Local Shopping Mall

The New Front In The Gun Control War Is Your Local Shopping Mall

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 06:04:10 in Business

“These people who are for gun control don’t get it and never will. Give the government enough rope and they will hang you to the highest tree. Just like the spying – they have the tools to see and hear everything we do – where we go – who we see – who we talk to. Now give then the laws and rules on gun control and kiss liberty, justice and freedom good by.”
Alan Gross, American Jailed In Cuba, Writes Obama After 4 Years In Prison

Alan Gross, American Jailed In Cuba, Writes Obama After 4 Years In Prison

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 06:06:21 in World

“Knowing this is against the Law in Cuba there is not a whole lot even Obama can do about it other then a direct appeal to Raoul Castro. Rule # 1 - know the laws of the land you are operating in. Break those laws and then you want exception to it? Better think twice.”
Pakistan Drone Attacks Lead Activists To Accuse Outed 'U.S. Spy' Of Murder

Pakistan Drone Attacks Lead Activists To Accuse Outed 'U.S. Spy' Of Murder

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 05:55:38 in World

“Spies have always lived on the edge. They live in a kind of Never Never land. Like you say - their superiors say "We don't know you" if they get caught.”
Pizza Hut Offers Tony Rohr His Job Back After Thanksgiving Battle

Pizza Hut Offers Tony Rohr His Job Back After Thanksgiving Battle

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 04:20:26 in Business

“I have never understood the necessity of some businesses to have to be open on the main Holidays of the year. I understand that it is good for some to be open such as Gas stations and other essential services. Pizza is not a essential thing and neither are the major department stores. If they where to close you can bet that everyone would see to it that they would get all their essential stuff the days before.”

Jessica Meschino on Nov 29, 2013 at 23:31:26

“Thanksgiving the main holiday? I sure hope not!”
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 05:51:40 in Politics

“Granted $ 7.25 is not enough. But has someone lost their marbles? This will only be good for a very short term and then prices will spiral way out of proportion and the workers will be right back to where they started. Its a no brainer. The people who are convinced this will work are dreaming.”
Former Hostages React To Iran's Nuclear Deal

Former Hostages React To Iran's Nuclear Deal

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 05:06:15 in Politics

“Seems like one thing is forgotten here by everyone. Read the Laws of Islam. It states that it is perfectly ok to lie to a infidel in order to achieve your goal. Check it out. Now tell me again we can trust these people.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 04:55:55 in Politics

“Lets face it - The AHC has so many holes in it – it might as well be Swiss Cheese. I suspect there will be a lot more problems as time goes on. We don’t seem to want a Socialized Medical System – so what have we got? In a way we got it – like it or not. We have had it in a hidden way all the way along. People who had no Insurance could not afford to go to the Doctor. They waited and waited hoping to get better only to end up in the Emergency Rooms of the country. Now instead of $ 30 worth of Medication to cure what was wrong the cost of that visit becomes $ 1200.00 or more. Who paid for it? you me and everyone else thru our inflated Insurance premiums. Now we got a system shoved down our throat that is a nightmare.”

farkinaround on Nov 27, 2013 at 15:25:07

“Eh, you say it's a nightmare, I say it's a start, albeit a shaky one. I know people who have lost everything they owned because of serious illness. You see, that used to be the only way you could get the medical treatment you needed is by being flat busted. I realize that makes no sense, because by that time, a person is also on disability, food stamps, and medicaid. And sometimes, dead.”

1barbara1 on Nov 27, 2013 at 08:01:50

“It's a temporary nightmare because the governors in conservative states refused to cooperate which burdened the federal portion more than expected and, of course, because of the computer problems during the roll-out ... which were compounded due to being overburdened. If everyone will just take a deep breath and give the ACA time to get worked out, it will be worked out just as other programs are. Unfortunately, conservatives don't want it to be successful and will do everything they can to prevent the success, not the least of which is giving it all the bad publicity they can which fulfills their goal of turning the country against the law.

This law definitely is not perfect and should have been Single Payer to begin with, but with cooperation and support it can be worked with and improved while helping millions of Americans.”
Huda Al-Niran, Saudi Woman, Receives UN Protection In Yemen After Eloping With Boyfriend

Huda Al-Niran, Saudi Woman, Receives UN Protection In Yemen After Eloping With Boyfriend

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 05:48:59 in World

“It remains to be seen in the next decades if Islam will change it's color. I rather doubt it. This so called religion rules with a Iron fist, knife, gun, stoning and beheading. Instead of a loving God they have turned him into a Monster that has set laws that even the animal world don't live by.”

Odyssey51 on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:13:11

“Islam will never change except that it will become more radical and warped as the years go by. They condemn the infidels and our "imperialist" ways but I've seen pictures of muslim men in their 20's and 30's standing in line waiting to be married with children 8-12-years old by their sides in bridal gowns. They make their women cover from head to toe in these bizarre garments that have to be burning hot in Middle East environments. A God that believes in wiping out all that are non-muslim? Right, what God professes such irrational drivel?”
UN: Central African Republic Needs Peacekeeping Operation

UN: Central African Republic Needs Peacekeeping Operation

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 05:24:04 in World

“It will be a cold day in hell before that will happen. We have a enemy that is determined to eliminate us – ISLAM. How is one to create a world government under those circumstances? You can see by the example of the UN how this organization has failed to bring peace to mankind. Islamic and Western culture does not mix. It is like Fire and Water. You would be giving up a lot more then sovereignty. Africa is in the background - the forcus is on the Middle east. Thinks will have to get a lot worse in Africa before the rest of the world pays attention like always.”
Iowans Worry About Ethanol's Lost Political Clout

Iowans Worry About Ethanol's Lost Political Clout

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 04:57:22 in Politics

“Using a food such as corn as a fuel was a bad idea to start with. The only reason it got off the ground is due to the strong Farm Lobby in congress years ago. To start with when you figure out what it cost’s in fuel to plant – harvest the corn you are not much ahead. Also at the same time more and more corn was diverted to fuel production and the price of corn for food has gone up and up. The only ones that made any good on this is the farmers (with the subsidies) and the folks who made the Ethanol. There are other plants in nature that have proven out to be much more efficient for making fuel.”
John Kerry Heading To Geneva To Join Negotiations About Iran's Nuclear Program

John Kerry Heading To Geneva To Join Negotiations About Iran's Nuclear Program

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 04:34:20 in Politics

“Good luck John nagotionating with Iran. They have invested to much into it for you to come and ask them to back down. Some 19000 centrifuges? Good grief - you think they will just scrap them out? Think again.”
Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 03:55:29 in Politics

“You got that right. Here in Michigan it's no different. I own a small manufacutring business. Have 3 employees. All graduated from High School. One of them - bless his heart is a very hard worker but do not ask him to add 7 + 12. You are probable going to get 5 different answeres and this is not a joke. How on earth did he get a High School diploma? I will tell you why - They did not want to waste their time on him - so get him out of the School system by handing him a Diploma.”

AABrice on Nov 23, 2013 at 04:12:39

“I love you for being able to have the nads to make a business in Michigan. I also love you for being able to produce a payroll for someone who is a hard worker regardless of how dumb the school system in Michigan has been to them. You're a true class act. You have my props since I KNOW you work 50+ hours a week.”
Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Texas Board Of Ed Votes To Drop Algebra II Mandate

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 03:47:49 in Politics

“Our way of education has some flaws.First off it's important to find out what a student is good at. If he or she is good at certain subjects then that should be the direction to go. To often a student is pushed into going to College when he or she has no interest in that. Colleges and Universities are full of students that are wasting Money and space that other students who do not have the resources to and good grades to go there.”
Daily Life In Iran: A Breathtaking Glimpse At A Secretive Country (PHOTOS)

Daily Life In Iran: A Breathtaking Glimpse At A Secretive Country (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 06:31:34 in World

“Amen to that. Democracy as you say goes totally contrary to Islamic belief. Equality for Women in Islam? How is that supposed to work? East and West have been at odds on this for almost 2000 years. Now for some reason people in our western world seem to think that Democracy should work there since it has worked for us. Well – we can see the result of it such as in Egypt. When people have lived for 1000 years a certain it is not going to change in a year, a decade and may take 100 years.”
On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 05:50:16 in World

“They dont. Its like taking your Dog in the Dog walk in a rest area. You are most likely to step in DO Do.”
On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 05:44:29 in World

“That news is not new to me. My Brother in Law was stationed in Culcuta in WWII and said that people deficated anywhere on the street in broad daylight. You had to watch your step as not to be stepping in to feces constantly. The stench was horrible he said. Sound like not much has changed except being reported by the news media. But you know - they have money for Sending probes to Mars and Nucular wepons. Go figure. Its not the only county with that problem. Many of the Middle easter and African States have this kind of problem too.”
On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 05:35:50 in World

“Yea - I heard they are going to build some gigantic Statue - wonder if they are going to build some Public Toilets or let everyone do their thing in public?”

Jack0401 on Nov 20, 2013 at 06:37:27

“maybe the statue will be made out of poop”
On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 05:33:24 in World

“My Bother in Law served in WWII and was in Culcuta for a while. He said that one had a terrible time not stepping into Human feces everywhere you walked. When people had to go - they just went - no matter where or who was present. I would suspect that in certain areas of the big cities it's pobable not much different today but by George they have Money for Nucular Wapons and Space programs. Talk about having your priorieties out of line.”
On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

On World Toilet Day, World Bank Warns Over 600 Million Indians Defecate In The Open

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 05:18:32 in World

“Tell you what - the proof is also here in the USA. Go to a convenitent store that is run by a Indian change is you would not want to got there. Most of them hardly ever clean the toilet. Cleaniness is not a priority with a good portion of Indians.”

duhuh on Nov 20, 2013 at 06:49:36

“Trying to read your pigeon english disproves their claim about access to toilets improving development.”
Austin Sigg Sentenced To Life In Prison Plus 86 Years For Murder Of Jessica Ridgeway

Austin Sigg Sentenced To Life In Prison Plus 86 Years For Murder Of Jessica Ridgeway

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 04:58:42 in Crime

“You said it. When I see some of the Video Games they play it is no wonder that some of their thinking gets twisted in ways that ends up in big trouble and sometimes tragedy.”

Michael McNutt on Nov 20, 2013 at 09:33:35

“Bentch that's a cop out & a weak argument on your part... A video game and/or rock music didn't cause this... A sick & twisted mind did... That 17 y/o man just wanted to kill & rape someone weaker than him period... I'm so sick of hearing that video game/ rock music defense or let's just just add an (ism/ology) to the end of everything to try to explain an evil creep like this monster... I'm not saying there are no cases that a mental problem isn't the root of some crimes but 90% of the time that's just a crutch society uses to try to explain such a terrible act that cannot be explained... Deal with it...”
Frank Schaefer, Methodist Pastor, Convicted By Jury For Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Frank Schaefer, Methodist Pastor, Convicted By Jury For Officiating Son's Same-Sex Marriage

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 04:49:16 in Religion

“The trend seems to be that if you disagree with the rules of a organization rather then leaving and joining one that fits your belief - raise heck within. Makes no sence to me.”

screenscream on Dec 13, 2013 at 04:08:24

“I agree. It makes no sense to me either. I would not want to worship with people that disagreed with me on a major issue.”
William P. White Dismissed From D.C. Insurance Commissioner Post After Criticizing Obamacare

William P. White Dismissed From D.C. Insurance Commissioner Post After Criticizing Obamacare

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 04:49:24 in Politics

“Are you kidding? Critizize the boss - sure way to get fired.”

aphunkyphish on Nov 18, 2013 at 07:52:45

“the boss is who pays them, We the American taxpayers are the bosses they have to answer to with the truth and one employee shouldn't have fired another for stating the honest facts.”
German Government Knew About Massive Art Trove Nearly Two Years Ago

German Government Knew About Massive Art Trove Nearly Two Years Ago

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 04:38:56 in Arts

“We kind of have a double standard on property lets say - gotten by other then legitimate means. Example: How much of ancient Egypt's property is in British, Europenan and American Museums? How much stuff did Alied Soldiers help themself to during the war? Never mind how much the Russians stole from Eastern Germany after the War. So - Yes these works of Art should be returned to the rightful owners, but what a nightmare. Try and figure out who they belong too. So - the German government is going to have a tough time on their hand.”
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