“While a layman - I don't think Huffington Post has much choice over allowing comments during pending cases. Look up media rules for when a case is sub judice - there is a risk of prejudice to an active case, occasioning potential contempt of court.”
karen1963yorks on Dec 9, 2013 at 06:29:34
“That might hold water IF other cases such as the drunk on the train arrested for racist remarks (male) and the female one had not been the subject of intense Huff scrutiny.
Both were jailed after media outcry.”
“Do you think that the people saving $100s a month on better rates of health insurance will simply stuff the money in a sock under the mattress? Or might that money be re-purposed for goods and services, thus stimulating the economy and requiring more workers to provide said goods and services?
The money is already there, it just wasn't going into the State economy, it was making insurance companies fat.”
“Osborne has borrowed more in 3 years than Labour did in 13. And anyone thinking that the UK could have escaped a multi-national financial institution meltdown is living in cloud cuckoo land.
Now, I'd agree Labour SHOULD have seen the banks regulated, so that they didn't get to make out like bandits and privatise gains, while turning rounding and socialising the losses when it went wrong. But it is a total fallacy to try to claim the Tory party are any more fiscally responsible (for example, the utter blunder in under-valuing the Post Office, that cost the nation more than a billion pounds).”
“Can anyone actually tell if he does anything but pull these dates and predictions out of thin air? He is a man with NO qualifications or background in the field of economics, and is being allowed to spout whatever pollyanna nonsense he likes with no consequence
Anyone believing a single word out of his mouth at this point is surely deluded - if he told me that it was raining, it would be sorely tempting to go to the window and check.”
casual agent on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:54:35
“He's telling us exactly what the bankers want us to hear'...No change there then I suppose'...and they're Whiter than White eh?!!!!! not”
“Cost of living rising out of control, leading to rises in child poverty, food banks, fuel poverty. Vilification of the disabled, the encouragement to target and persecute those lowest on the ladder who already have the least?
The Tory party borrowing more in 3 years than Labour did in 13….
Austerity is a sociopathic failure designed to disenfranchise workers (you are disposable now, enjoy your reduced pay and conditions and live with fear that YOU will be next to wear the scarlet letter of "scrounger") and the deconstruction of the welfare system, with much of it sold off - as if adding a profit layer to needed social mechanisms…helps somehow (well, it does, just not ordinary Joe or Jane citizen).”
“Loving the country need not be expressed in terms of slavishly obeying the will of those who are in power - It can be just as clearly shown in terms of questioning everything done in its name and not grovelling and snivelling to the establishment.
The US is learning, through the repeated mantra of mythical exceptionalism, that if you believe yourself exceptional, to the point of infallibility, you can stagnate and become nothing of the sort. True exceptionalism is earned through striving, through questioning, through demanding better than we are - not by dropping to our knees and kissing boots and calling it patriotism.
The behaviour of Vaz is noxious and offensive in every way.”
“And I know this to be meaningless babble by someone easily impressed by bumper stickers the moment you first blather on about various freedoms, and then insist on reversing yourself in the same breath with drivel about "traditional" marriage and family.”
“Because legislation and/or jurisprudence does not exist at this point to allow the law to understand these relationships. For example, if A marries B and then C, what is the relationship of B to C? Who is next or kin, B or C? What if B likes C and they decide to remove A, can they? There are scores of scenarios that require precedent to be set, or the law to codify.
To do this, those who want it need to get their acts together and start lobbying, I don't like their chances though, since the two groups of people who would want plural marriage - people who are polygamous by choice and the deeply religious - will not be in accord (the latter likely to be one man, several woman. The former more likely to want any configuration).
Now, to compare this to making existing law gender blind is incredibly disingenuous, and an ever-tedious attempt at a gotcha.”
“Historical concerns of paternity aside, I can't help but laugh at the modern iteration of men worshipping the notion of virginity - Always makes me think that there is some real or imagined inadequacy in their mind that they wish to hide by being with someone who has no experience.
Thing is, everyone starts out the same way - And that's OK. Communication is key, treating it with good humor and patience also helps. I have to wonder at those who think it will be epic after "saving themselves", as if they expect cherubs to drop from the sky and sing the hallelujah chorus.
As for overlooking sexual compatibility? Lots of luck with that… Knowing what you want, how to communicate it, how often etc are pretty relevant to a sustainable monogamous relationship.”
Merle Borja on Dec 1, 2013 at 12:14:08
“It's not just men worshipping virginity, it's women. I had a college roomie who was a virgin, proud of it, and of course religious. She was looking for a potential husband and willing to sell her virgin state to the highest bidder, in a sense. She was a rather unpleasant person who looked down on her roomies from great heights and couldn't be bothered to pay her share of the phone bill.”
Thaddeus Jude on Dec 1, 2013 at 09:04:19
“It's worshipped because it's sacred. If you collect enough v-cads, you can trade them up for the next level prize. I have a friend that collected so many of them, he traded up to a nun's v-card!”
“Growing up in the UK in the 1970s it was common this time of year for children to be taken to the Pantomime. As a throwback to the tradition you mention, the comedic female role - the Pantomime Dame - was played by a man. And the male lead was often played by a woman as the Principal Boy.
And no one freaked out or melted down or went into a hysterical pearl-clutching conniption.”
CASSIE60 on Nov 29, 2013 at 19:45:29
“Yes and in this country with "Uncle Miltie" on Milton Berle TV show in the 50's....., the Filp Wilson Show with Geraldine, and the Martin Show with "Shaniqua"....The movie Too Wong Foo Thanks for everything Julie Newmar....... I do not get it either.”
“Cutting off pieces of someone else's body to serve your OWN religious beliefs is repugnant. If it was a toe? A finger? An ear? And the reason for not allowing a boy to make the choice for himself when old enough is ...?”
“And I thought that this story would be the most horrifying thing that I've read today. How heartbreaking for your daughter, and it should be criminal to steal the potential of young people by not providing appropriate education for all.”
“Because the priest classes need a steady stream of the frightened, ignorant and gullible. These traits tend to disappear when people look behind the curtain, and see that there is no magic, only mankind.”
“Who is naive? Anyone who thinks that the situation in Afghanistan is black and white, that tactical and diplomatic data is not constantly changing. Aspirations are one thing, as is genuine intent. But, amazingly enough, no one can see the bloody future.”
imseegs on Nov 23, 2013 at 05:57:43
“A question you should ask yourself. One can clearly see the genuine intent to mislead the public as more becomes known about the ACA. The rhetoric breaks down over time and the untruths become apparent. Some people will voice their concerns and others will look to find excuses to disregard these events. Which group is more likely populated by the naive?”
“Problem with the health insurance quote was that it was based in naivete - That administration assumed that some buyers had not purchased useless junk insurance that was little better than a magic rock that they could rub and hope. Part of the ACA is consumer protection - to not allow people to spend far too much on far too little by establishing a minimum standard of what even counts as actual health insurance and then not allowing companies to gouge them for it.
And we can tell the intellectual quality of those stupid enough to buy junksurance by their desperate desire to hold on to said useless expensive junk, mid-tantrum, while slobbering all over the boots of the people who sold it to them in the first place.
The POTUS gave people too much credit, and you're right, that is a mistake because far too many are dumber than a box of rocks.”
imseegs on Nov 22, 2013 at 08:10:04
“Oh and I forgot one more quote. Something about getting out of Afghanistan by 2014 or something to that effect. Yesterday Kerry was on TV talking about keeping troops there until 2024. Who is being naive?”