“Male rape gets plenty of attention, its how I know men can be raped just as often, but its most common in a male concentrated area like prison or the military. But men are even less likely to report it, and that is a problem with society making men feel like if they get raped, they must be gay, and of course we see how groups won't even take mail from a STAMP of Harvey Milk because he was gay??? But in the general population, male rape IS less common. Either way, EVERYONE should report it and not be shamed about it, or blamed. That is why people don't tell.”
“At least half the rapes in the military are man-on-man and neither the perpetrator or the victim are gay. Rape is a crime of violence and power, not sex.”
hulk4355 on May 30, 2014 at 13:24:01
“Elizabeth: How do you explain the fact that only 2,000 less males reported being "made to penetrate" than women reported "forced penetration"? I would say the only kind of rape that does not get any attention at all is female on male rape. Which is highly prevalent and yet while the statistics are there studies are never done on it.”
“Massive new spending???? How is a bill that is trying to block ALL government money for abortions spending money??”
andyriveria on May 30, 2014 at 09:38:38
“also dont forget the billions it is going to cost in enforce this massive overreach of government power. not to mention the billions to prosecute those who violate the law and have this massive unwanted government program destroy lives by jailing patriotic americans who believe in the constitution.”
andyriveria on May 29, 2014 at 22:51:07
“what happens when women are denied abortions. they have children. since this is government money it is going to poor women.
more money for various child support programs, health care programs, food stamps, women unable to get of the trap of poverty. etc
what happens when children from any social economical group age. they go off to school. more schools more school building. etc
how about this you and all your birth friends pay to raise this kids.”
“I await the deniers saying its all a money making scheme and hoax... uh if there was MONEY to be made, do you really think the KOCHS , Exxons and BPs of the world would not have their hands all over monopolizing anything to do with green energy??? Its not an easy cash cow... ergo why they like easy to get and sell at high profit fuel sources of gas/oil/coal!!!! DUH!!!! IF solar and wind and other renewables were easy profit, it would have been a patent BUY UP when Jimmy Carter first put panels on the White House.. Yeah 1977 or so!! 36 YEARS ago, and still most homes don't have them, but every sign in the middle of nowhere, is powered by them! Clearly they are useful!!!”
“"hen get yourself some good hair extensions." yes because we all have a few hundred sitting around to update our hair every 3 weeks.. BTW, dying?? Bad idea, you just damage the hair you cut off trying to fix the damage!!”
Nia Provenzano on May 28, 2014 at 14:35:14
“You can get cheap hair
extensions at beauty
stores that clip in.”
“THe problem is MOST of the MASS SHOOTERS in this country WERE law abiding citizens until that moment. There are GUN rights and then there are Semi automatic high capacity magazine military grade gun rights. We regulate cars due to the capacity to kill when they got faster.. licenses, lessons mandatory, insurance. But gun owners? NONE OF THE ABOVE.”
Michael Schilfries on May 29, 2014 at 23:07:20
“Since you're on the subject of cars, let's look at the statistics.
Registered vehicles in U.S.: ~300 million
Accidental deaths: ~30,000/year
Annual total: ~50,000
My point is:
1) Cars are involved in far more deaths than firearms; so, shouldn't we focus on eliminating them first?
2) If regulations, licenses, etc really had the impact you purport, wouldn't cars have fewer fatalities?
Yes, firearms are involved in more homicides; but how many deaths were caused by those "semi-automatic, high-capacity magazine, military-grade guns" you mentioned? According to another source: "90% of violent crime is handguns; 5% is rifles; > 1% are assault-style weapons." With very few exceptions, most mass shootings didn't even involve weapons with magazines exceeding 10 rounds.
While it is difficult to accurately determine the number, it's estimated that over 60,000 people each year use a firearm to properly defend themselves or deter violent crimes.
I would like to see gun-owners get better training, though. But, what would banning something that has little/no relevance on the real problem accomplish? If anything, the subject only provides fodder for the right-wing/conservatives to increase their base.”
morning cry420 on May 28, 2014 at 12:52:43
“Driving's a privilege.... not a Right as set down in the Constitution. I'm not saying guns shouldn't be regulated, maybe even banned.... but until the Constitution is amended to reflect such a thing, I will continue to support what it DOES say... and I hate to break it too ya, but the ability to defend oneself as ably as you can... isn't just a privilege (like driving) it's an inherent right common to all living things.”
May 27, 2014 at 15:00:40
“I do, too, but I don't have any gastrointestinal issues, I just like the taste of plain better!! BUT when I do have a burning stomach for any reason, it solves the problem faster than anything! A big spoonful of plain yogurt!”
May 27, 2014 at 14:59:36
“Oh, give me a break. If you got social anxiety, then preplan in the comfort of your own home...Did you come on here to tell of your woes, or speak to high sugar foods? If you think "healthy food" is hard to make, you seriously need some education.”
hannah87 on May 28, 2014 at 23:50:15
“Was the attitude really necessary? I was simply venting and you felt the need to be hurtful to me. What did I do to you to deserve your hurtful remarks?”
“Sorry, Elizabeth, perhaps I could have phrased it differently, or you misunderstood. I was responding to someone who commented how congress screws up services when they get involved. I was showing how they screwed up the USPS. There isn't another agency in the world that prefunds retirement benefits that far in advance, and the fact that Issa, (illegal weapons, car theft, arson) is the chief spokeman puts a huge doubt in the report. It sounds more like a robbery. The House vote on the 2006 Act was a voice vote, giving everyone one of them deniability.”