“A cheater is a liar, period. Want out, then leave. There is no redemption for a cheater as far as I am concerned. No justification, no reason, no excuse. It isn't about monogamy. It's about cheating in a monogamous relationship. One person does something behind the other persons back, and then they get caught.
I was a victim of this and its not about forgiveness, I wouldn't have anything to do with a cheater. Who would?”
“Exactly. In my last marriage, we tried for a couple of years to have a baby, and at 10 weeks there was a fetal heartbeat, and at 11, there wasn't and we lost it. Seven times. It was very, very sad and emotional and no one can tell me that we didn't lose something. That we didn't feel a life, and then it was gone. I am pro choice, but I am not pro abortion. There is a real difference. We should not become indifferent or insensitive. It must be a very difficult choice for any woman to make.”
“So, basically nothing that actually does anything about the guns, and it's going to cost hundreds of millions of dollars. 31,000 people died from guns in 2010? It's like some kind of war dead statistic. I'm sure that the bad guys will be foiled by these background checks. There are all of these "safeguards" in place, but honestly, in a country where the coca plant cant be grown, 300 metric tons of cocaine gets into the country every year. Yet, they nail you at the border if you have too much wine in your car. I don't think more rules are going to make much of a difference.”
“I'm in Canada, and I just saw that list of gun murders per country. 144 in Canada. That seems unacceptable to me, but then I see the higher US numbers. I have never seen a handgun in my 50 years, except those in a police officers holster. Haven't seen many guns at all in my life and I seem to have gotten by OK. However, I think this is a cultural thing. When I think of the US, I do think of many great things, but I do think of guns. I think everyone does. I also know that you dont have healthcare for everyone and that it costs money, so no one even thinks about preventative care, even preventative mental health care. How do you change that stuff? That seems like a pretty cultural thing to me. We saw the debates. Americans don't want national healthcare. They think it is communism or something. Americans think they all have the right to bear arms because its in the Constitution. I really dont see any of this changing. I do see the NRA probably getting their way and getting armed people in schools. If I were a parent in a US school, I guess I might be scared enough to go with that, because no one else is going to change things. So guns will come into schools and there will be more guns. I am just sorry that it has come to living in a society that has armed schools.”
Moderatelee on Dec 21, 2012 at 20:42:38
“Good points all. The armed people proposed in schools would be police or retired military. I think the US has to address its culture of violence glorified in entertainment and video games, family breakdown, degradation of women and children...We have to begin the debate.”
stillable2think on Dec 21, 2012 at 20:41:44
“The guy who argued against health care in the debates lost the election.......”
agt4085 on Dec 21, 2012 at 20:38:53
“It also costs 15000 dollars and up to become a citizen of Canada. How many people do you think you have coming across your borders. Drugs can be bought over the counter. That would need prescriptions in the us. Lets see what happens if America put a tariff on Canada so you couldn't have American companies working in your country. Lets see what happens when your unemployment goes too 20%.”
“Here in Canada they are made by a company called Saputo and a box of 8 is still 3 bucks at the store. I bought a few just in case the Hostess name is dropped on the box and maybe they would have some value in the future, but I haven't eaten a twinkie in years.”
Mugguomp on Nov 18, 2012 at 19:47:42
“Woody Harrelson should be told about this. He will be happy !”
“I don't understand the point of this article. Who said you can make high wages at WalMart in the first place? Newsflash, low pay jobs pay low.”
Marc Kivel on Nov 16, 2012 at 20:44:12
“Newsflash - taking advantage of people is immoral and unethical, Carl, and when it's the only job available folks take it - and then STILL have to go on food stamps because WalMart evidently doesn't give a damn if your last name isn't Walton...”
“Wow, voting here in Canada is so boring. We use a pencil, make an X and then put it in a box so it can be counted later. I have never waited longer than 5 minutes to vote and usually do it a few days before. If people to had to wait too long, I would think they would leave.
You need an independent authority to run elections and get rid of these suspect machines. Most other democracies don't have any issues like the ones I have just read.”
Marlyn on Nov 6, 2012 at 19:04:33
“"You need an independent authority" ???
That's our problem. Everyone is a partisan. Left wing for truth. Right wing for winning at any cost.”
jgw845 on Nov 6, 2012 at 18:52:54
“If you want it to be "interesting" we'd be just perky to give you as many of our TeaPublicans as you'd like. Then you too can know the joy of having corrupt elections. Be careful what you wish for!”
“This is the list that is supposed to make me feel better because these people get to vote. These people who only a short while ago set fire to people like me for even saying something like this, get to vote. God help us. Euphemistically of course.
Just a little comment on the serious side. It was actual Christians that set fire to my Protestant ancestors 250 years ago. I mean, I'm serious. Christians setting fire to each other. I really dont think they feel much differently now. ;-)”
youcantseeus12 on Oct 9, 2012 at 01:31:24
“No, "these people" who you think should not have the right to vote did not burn people alive 250 years ago. None of the people represented in this study were alive 250 years ago.”
sciencetutor on Oct 9, 2012 at 01:03:12
“I honestly don't think he would recognize Christians as his followers either. Most Christians are so far removed from his teachings that they are not recognizable.”
shimmer me timbers on Oct 9, 2012 at 00:48:40
“It's gotten better. Just 50 years ago you and I would probably not have survived. Look at us now! Makin' fun of the superstitious. In another 50 years or so, who knows? If humanity is still around it might even be better. Won't have to be anonymous to do this.”
“I guess I'm not the brave cowboy with the gun. I would have gone back inside, locked the door and called 911. The gun debate is one thing, but the pro side assumes people want to be armed and face the possibility of shooting. No thanks.”
Grumpy Man on Oct 2, 2012 at 20:55:25
“Really? You'd have left your sister at the mercy of an assailant?
I... I... I.. just don't know what to say to that.
" the pro side assumes people want to be armed and face the possibility of shooting."
When did you imagine that? I know a lot of armed people. I don't know any armed people who "want" to "face the possibility of shooting."
I'd be curious as to where you learned such a mistaken little factoid. Gotta link? Gotta source? Got anything other than your imagination?”
“Somehow, my cynicism is getting the better of me. Remember when you wrote a letter and putting your age after your name was somehow a positive certification of the facts? It must be acknowledged, because I am this age.
ToughCupcake on Sep 19, 2012 at 13:20:27
“oh, wait I can be 29 again...all I have to do is write it after my name ;)
“It's $10.25 here in Ontario, Canada, and that includes all the health care you can eat. Well, you know what I mean.
Socialist healthcare. It sounds so dastardly when you say it that way. We have socialist education here as well, and socialist firefighting, and socialist libraries, and we all got together and decided to drive on the right side of the road as well. I guess thats socialist? Um, yeah, it is. Socialist, socialism, means we all work together as a society for the benefit of the.........oh, forget it.”
“What is Tom Brokaw saying? His voice has become a caricature more suited to a Simpsons episode. What was the piece on the SAS and hinting at special forces blending in? What was that on WWII? Are you kidding me? I am British, raised in Canada, and my relatives, as well as most Brits, don't focus on "what could happen", or the war. It really spoiled the whole Olympic ideal. Fortunately, I had CTV and BBC to watch as well. They covered other countries as well, quite well. CTV cut to a few commercials, one of them was for the Olympic coverage on their network. Really? I am watching it!! :-)”
“45 percent. That's about right actually. Taxes pay for everything. My Dad had a quadruple bypass years ago and stayed in ICU for months. It was his third serious heart attack. It probably cost a million bucks to give him his last 7 years of life. He did not lose his home.
You add up the costs associated with US private health insurance. I have done this with a few of my American friends. I take home more of my paycheque than they do. My taxes subsidize university tuition, healthcare, and social services, which make for what I think, is a happier society with less crime and poverty. Is it perfect? No, but it is less stressful and the system is not falling apart. Trust me. I live here. It works very well, it's well funded, and we have the latest in technology. It's the thing that gets me into the voting booth. Canadians are quite passionate about this system, and if it did begin to fall apart, it would be addressed. To be honest, it seems to be getting better every year. Average income earners pay about 30 percent, but when you hit the high income bracket, yes, it is almost half. The price of doing well I guess. See, when we define socialism, we define it as living in a society that we contribute to. I am successful because this country gave me that opportunity. Not everyone can do what I do, and I am sure as hell”
BMS on Mar 25, 2012 at 16:48:40
“I would be happy to pay 30% to live in a society like that. And if the Goopers succeed in stealing the SS and Medicare I have paid for for 40 years so far, I may have to head north to check it out.”
“Must be terrible to have such stress and no universal healthcare. Just can't understand why the American people vote against having such a necessity. I have been out of work for stretches of time, but I can always go to the doctor if needed he in Canada. If there are more poor people than rich people in the US, then why can't democracy fix this? Seems strange. You can't get elected here if you even think of cutting health care.”
DIgnified on Mar 25, 2012 at 18:37:27
“that's sweet you think the us is a democracy. its a bunch of gangsters exiting and plundering for their individual benefit. show me someone who thinks the us is a good neighbor and I'll show you someone who asks after every movie, 'was that a true story?'”
Stayalert on Mar 25, 2012 at 16:42:21
“Taiwan observed the USA 18 yrs ago and said Do NOT do what we do, they changed to Single Payer and all but 4% of their population is uncovered.
They are hugely successful.
Same with Switzerland. The cost to the nation is extremely low now that they have SIngle payer. The cost to the country of illness etc has been reduced dramatically.”
teacherpat52 on Mar 25, 2012 at 15:50:10
“Strange, for sure, and getting stranger all the time. Reminds me of the movie, "Idiocracy" come to life the way things are going. Why oh why and how oh how can anyone be against universal health care? And most of those against it profess to be Christians while not living his teachings.”
bccpn on Mar 25, 2012 at 15:48:59
“Breaking the economy is a good reason for not wanting it. Canada if it is a small thing you get to see a Dr. Facts show all these systems failing. Do you want over 45% taken from your pay and a user tax?”
“Wow. Canada stopped this in 1969. Back when mail was mail. We could probably switch it now and just have mail delivery on one day of the week. Stop this wasteful spending.
As for jobs, these are not tax paying jobs. People paid with tax dollars do not net the government any tax revenue. These are revenue neutral jobs that just cost tax money. The fewer there are the better. Now if they would just cut mail delivery down to one day and save more.”
Barbara Folk on Feb 6, 2013 at 08:59:42
“The USPS has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s with the minor exception of subsidies for costs associated with the disabled and overseas voters. - Wikipedia.
Sorry, people do not pay taxes for the USPS. You might want to update your thinking.”
Now tense on Feb 6, 2013 at 08:53:49
“The Postal Service hasn't really relied on tax dollars since 1982.”
Twelve on Feb 6, 2013 at 08:51:10
“Tell that to the small business owners who us the postal service every day.”
“I think Universal healthcare would most likely help in most of these situations. A strong support system for the ill always benefits the whole society. Just look at, well, most western countries. As for gun control in the US, I don't think that will ever happen until the 2nd ammendment is either revoked or properly defined. I (in Canada) just dont want to live in a society where I have to carry a gun just in case I get into a gun fight. I'm not a cowboy and I'm glad I don't live in the wild west. Unfortunately, this will pass and the next tragedy will be here and nothing will have been done. However, I am sure a few billion will have been spent on getting the next half dozen terrorists that pop up over the next ten years. Has anyone done the math? If there are 14,000 (est) deaths a year from guns in the US, how many deaths from terrorism? I have a feeling that the domestic gun violence may be killing more Americans than anything else (aside from disease).”
peanutsintexas on Dec 19, 2012 at 20:13:38
“The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000
(b) Accidental deaths caused by physicians per year are 120,000
(c) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171 - U.S. Dept. of Health/Human SVC
(a) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000
(b) The total number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500
(c) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is 0.000188 - U.S. Dept of Health/Human
peanutsintexas on Dec 19, 2012 at 20:12:28
“A person has a 9 times greater chance of dying from poor healthcare given directly from a doctor than they do of dying by a bullet.”
“We get this nonsense in Canada as well. Leaders don't create jobs. Sure, maybe some incentives here and there make a few, but industry cycles. The 50's and 60's were post war infrastructure and highways, cars, the 70's saw electronics develop, the 80's......PC's, DVD's, CD's, cell phones, the 90's was dot com, then it sort of stayed that way. The next wave will most likely be solar, biofuels, along with oilsands, who knows what the next big thing is?. Jobs come and go, industries peak and valley. It sort of has a life of its own. People started buying foreign in the 70's and 80's and that is now biting us because our manufacturing has been gutted. You can't go back. Who would buy a $2000 iPod?
I just always find it ridiculous that anyone thinks a political leader or a government can create jobs. Nonsense.”
“The US just doesn't have the oil reserves. Drilling wont change that. Thousands of wells in the Gulf are abandoned. If there was more oil, I'm sure they would be drilling for it no matter what administration is in power. Anyone can look up how many barrels the US consumes a day and how many it produces. Anyone can look up reserve estimates. The oil just isn't there. God put Americas oil under other countries!! ;-)”
peeb8 on Aug 23, 2012 at 13:04:57
turfkiller on Aug 23, 2012 at 12:35:02
“There isn't enough no matter what and it's not the best for refining into fuel as well. Our crude is better for other kinds of products like ashphalt and why much of our crude is shipped over seas.”