“Interesting analysis by a constitutional lawyer. Where did she get her law degree from? That's right, Oral Roberts. I wonder where they are ranked? That's right. The ABA shut them down and sent them packing to Regent University.”
“The times when our economy really prospered (the late 1990's) were a result of the "peace dividend", and yet we were still able to field a viable military to take on Saddam and the rest of his "al Queda buddies".
Let us no kids ourselves with what cutting Social Security really means. It means Congress can access, by law, excess Social Security and use it to finance federal expenses INSTEAD OF RAISING TAXES. Then they replace it with treasury securities (again, REQUIRED BY LAW) and then blame the president for our debt increasing.
“Which expensive regulations are making universities expensive. Title IX? All loan defaults do is prevent them from abusing the system. Do you approve of universities and students who abuse the system to defraud the government? Regulating that is unnecessary? Really? They could also save 25% by getting rid of all the full-time staff hired to entertain the students 24/7/365. Students and parents have to pay for the "nanny university" they demand.”
“College amenities have changed dramatically and are reflected in the cost of college. Rockwalls are important university functions. After all, at my university the president recently had to help solve the problem of students not putting their weight plates back properly, taking up their valuable time for them to locate the right plate.”
TMS3100 on Dec 3, 2013 at 09:00:17
“Colleges have morphed into 4 year resorts, not institutions of higher learning.”
“Remember that toxicity is a function of dosage. Even water is toxic in large amounts. This is your PSA for the holidays.”
Hoosierdemocrat on Nov 29, 2013 at 11:31:01
“Your assumption that the old adage "The dose makes the poison"is true ---that is, that toxicity increases with the amount of the exposure, has been shown to be outdated for many of these chemicals. Many studies have now shown that the greatest biological effects result from exposures many times below what have been considered "safe" levels for endocrine disrupting chemicals. . .Sometimes, bafflingly, when doses at higher levels seem to have no observable adverse effect. Worse, research in epigenetics shows some of these effects to last up to five generations. We do not fully understand yet why biologically active synthetics have differential effects on men and women--or the complexities of why exposures are often more toxic during various developmental windows, such as puberty and menopause. We are seeing that even fleeting exposures to small amounts of some chemicals can have lasting --even lifelong--effects on the fetus. Regulations based on the idea that the lower the "dose" the fewer the effects are outdated too . Also, results of prior research, often done primarily on adult men and based on 5day a week, 8 hour a day workplace exposures, led to false assurances that some chemicals were safe. Consider well what you bring into your home where you and your family will have perhaps a 24 hour a day exposure for many years--and likely be of different ages, at different developmental milestones, and of different genders. Buy conservatively, ie, use the precautionary principle. Check out archives of Environmental Health Perspectives from NIEHS.”
MJ galt on Nov 28, 2013 at 14:38:21
“water is especially 'toxic' if you breathe it”
Notmainstreamagain on Nov 28, 2013 at 12:48:27
“Okay, small doses of poison are okay? Say NO to Coke and Peps and all packaged food products. Read the book Pushing Sugar by Thomas Dunker, on Amazon.”
jbp3 on Nov 28, 2013 at 12:28:39
“Part of the problem is that some toxins are cumulative, so add up over time!”
RdOrLeone on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:55:48
“Ah, only a little bit of a cancer causing agent... you'll only get a little cancer, no worries.
Toxicity is not only a function of dosage, but of substance. Some substances are far more toxic than others... no, wait. this is too obvious. I shouldn't have to explain to you that a specific dosage of strychnine is far different than the same amount of another substance. So, your PSA is as misleading as anything done in advertising.”
“The problem is psychiatric beds are VERY EXPENSIVE and you have to staff them 24/7/365. You also need to have a psychiatrist to do it right. Both make them impractical at the local level. While community mental health systems can be effective, they are not a solution.”
cindy863 on Nov 21, 2013 at 21:15:27
“I guess it all depends on where you live. In high population areas is not that difficult. I live in NJ, which is far from perfect, but seems to manage to have beds. Most of our ERs have Crisis Units. We have 2 major hospital systems serving my area- 1 has a freestanding mental health hospital along with an inpatient unit in one of the bigger hospitals. The other system has several inpatient units in its largest area hospital. We have community mental health agencies that provide day programs for the seriously and /or chronically mentally ill. We need more of these and perhaps and expansion of services. We have some, but not nearly enough, housing programs.”
“There used to be a state facility in Staunton, which is about the same distance away as Harrisonburg. It was converted to high end condominiums. Virginia has suffered from a shortage of in-patient treatment beds since the 1980's, mainly because of money. Perhaps the mental health parity benefits in the ACA will help provide more families with access to the services they deserve.”
cindy863 on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:05:44
“I don't think that state facilities are the best answer. The are a small part of the answer for those who need extremely long treatment or should not ever be allowed to live freely in the community. A larger part of the solution is bring mental health care back into the health care system. ERs with Crisis units large hospital with mental health wards, freestanding mental health hospitals affiliated with the local hospitals. another part is mental health parity and the removal of lifetime caps. We have to spend a few bucks on appropriate after care. Boarding homes are not the answer.”
judgesue on Nov 19, 2013 at 23:05:12
“Hope so. We need psychiatric beds and not more high end condos.”
playflute2 on Nov 19, 2013 at 22:54:12
“Indeed. The sad thing is that Virginia is getting ready to shut down more mental health facilities and move the folk into 'group homes'. In our area, these would be folk who are truly incapable of caring for themselves in any way.
I'm so sorry that this has happened to Senator Deeds, but it may also help to focus on a issue that has been largely swept under the rug.”
“It will be overturned like all them are overturned because it is not based on science. A 20 week fetus has never survived, and they don't feel pain until 24 weeks of gestation. However, like an amoeba, it does response to noxious stimuli. Not the same thing.
I wonder how the citizens of Albuquerque will like defending the law in court. It can cost millions to be proven wrong.”
Travis Glanz on Nov 19, 2013 at 13:54:58
“Yup, we get the pleasure of wasting millions of dollars pass and defend a bill that is unconstitutional.”
katzpjz on Nov 19, 2013 at 13:20:35
“Albuquerque can't even afford to have this election.”
“The problem is people don't really understand how health insurance works, so when something changes they attribute it to things they think they understand. While the ACA did cause some plans to get cancelled, many others would have died on their own. However, ACA is credited with ALL problems, not the ones where the insurer made the decision unilaterally.
As for the "you can keep your doctor", that is pretty much up to the doctor. Physicians leave practices and hospitals all the time, and almost always for their own financial and professional reasons. Again, not the ACA's fault.
And let us not be so naive as to think that the vast majority of those complaining EVER supported the ACA. They are the people who sit on the sidelines until a fight erupts, at which time they rabbit punch someone isn't involved in the fight.”
bra5611 on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28:03
“stop it i say.....reasonable points and facts are not allowed in this discussion......LOL”
JuniorII on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:27:11
“Stop with your 'facts'.
They have no place in a story that involves Faux News.”