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Afghanistan: Police Commander, Officers Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers In Helmand

Afghanistan: Police Commander, Officers Kill 3 U.S. Soldiers In Helmand

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 15:39:20 in World

“Reading these articles is exceedingly frustrating. Reading is constantly interrupted as unrelated material continues to load making it impossible to scroll the article as additional loading takes place.

Unless reading Huffington articles is made faster and easier, I shall unsubscribe.”
How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 14:45:49 in Parents

“I agree! Next I suppose that on TV they'll actually have actual demonstrations of the difference that Viagra makes and show condoms in actual use. Just as bad are some of the toilet paper advertisements; they are in gross bad taste. I do, however, believe in free speech. Perhaps the solution would be to provide a method for parents to block material which they find inappropriate.”
How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 14:42:19 in Parents

“Actually, just about everyone runs into gay men and women day by day. It's just that they are unaware of it. In general, gay men and women don't look different from non-gay men and women and don't act differently either.”
How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

How to Talk to Kids About the New Normal

Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 14:40:00 in Parents

“Not true! Just about everyone knows a few gay men and women; it's just that they don't know that they are gay.”

X1B on Aug 14, 2012 at 02:47:52

“Prove it.”
Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up

Boy Scouts' Dangerous Message to Young Americans: Gay Kids Don't Measure Up

Commented Jul 18, 2012 at 12:27:57 in Gay Voices

“They may have a legal right to discriminate unfairly, but that does not give them a moral right to do so.

How can you generalize on people who are LGBT as though everyone in a group is exactly alike, has exactly the same values, and thinks alike? That is totally absurd and indicates an inability to think clearly.

And since when is insisting on being treated fairly and equally strident and childish?”

CVAN65 on Jul 18, 2012 at 14:07:40

“Because that is not the goal of the gay lobby. Their goal is to not be tolerated nor to be accepted but to be celebrated by all, regardless of their religious or moral misgivings about the gay lifestyle. If they just wanted to be left alone to pursue their lives peacefully, as the BSA does, then there would be no issue here. They are being made an example of to any other group that wishes to adhere to the word of their faith but fears the wrath of the gay lobby.”

Bladernr1001 on Jul 18, 2012 at 13:37:36

“I will have to admit - and I have gay friends (though not gay myself) - that I sense the gay activists are always trying to shove their view and values down my throat and those of all other citizens...I find it quite distasteful.”

Berettasskeeter on Jul 18, 2012 at 12:49:37

“As they do not discriminate unfairly, they certainly DO have a moral right to do so. It is very fair discrimination.
If you do not fit his description of the Gaystapo, then you agree with the BSA!
Semper fi”
The Black Church's Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

The Black Church's Conundrum: What Would Jesus Do?

Commented May 18, 2012 at 15:16:15 in Gay Voices

“Exactly what is THE gay lifestyle? How does it compare with THE non-gay lifestyle? Do all gay persons live the same lifestyle? Do all non-gay persons live the same lifestyle?

I find this very confusing. Perhaps someone can help.”

Michele Belin Beulah on May 18, 2012 at 17:59:00

“What i call the "gay lifestyle" is living in a same sex relationship and professing to be gay. That's my definition of it.”
Jamey Rodemeyer Suicide: No Charges For Death Of Bullied Gay Teen, Police Say

Jamey Rodemeyer Suicide: No Charges For Death Of Bullied Gay Teen, Police Say

Commented Nov 23, 2011 at 14:52:00 in Education

“"Choices in life?"

Did you know him? Do you know anything about his life, how he lived, etc?

All you know is that he was gay. You don't know whether or not he had any sexual contact with other males. So, how can you say that you don't agree with his choices in life when you know nothing about him?”
Kids And Exercise: Where's the Line?

Kids And Exercise: Where's the Line?

Commented Aug 25, 2011 at 14:21:06 in Healthy Living

“When I was in school, in the 1950s, kids usually either walked to school or rode their bicycles to school. Now fewer are able to do so. Schools have been moved out of residential areas and are too far away for non-motorized transportation, or the traffic is too dangerous. That is part of the problem with lack of fitness.

Also, when I was in school, physical education classes were useless for kids who had no game skills. Also, playing a game for half an hour two or three times a week is actually very little exercise.

I don't have the solutions, but I do understand the problem. And, unless we do something about it, the obesity epidemic will become worse and there will be a high price caused by the resulting health problems.”

anneeger on Aug 25, 2011 at 17:28:02

“I am about the same age. I walked and bicycled to school and high school was 8 miles away.
I still bicycle and I pass by several schools every day. The children could easily bicycle there or walk there. But only few of them do so. The rest is chauffeured by a parent to and from school, which creates a traffic jam in the morning and afternoon and as I observed most of the kids which are driven are overweight and the parents too.”
For-Profit College Chain In Kentucky Accused Of Cheating Students Out Of Financial Aid

For-Profit College Chain In Kentucky Accused Of Cheating Students Out Of Financial Aid

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 11:48:02 in Business

“I agree.

My degree is in business administration and I also have the equivalent of a minor in economics. So, I've read many economics textbooks. Some were good, but some looked as though the author was paid by the number of words. In some cases, the author would take a simple concept and manage to write a whole chapter on something that could easily have been thoroughly explained with only one page. In addition to making books cost more, that forces time-pressed students to waste time sifting through worthless wordage.

In addition, many textbook authors issue new editions not because there is significant new information to be covered, but rather, to prevent students from saving money by buying used books instead of new books.

In one statistics course I took, one of the required textbooks had only one chapter that the course used, but we had to buy the entire textbook and it was very expensive. One student tried to get permission from the publisher to make and distribute photocopies of that one chapter to save us money, but the publisher denied permission.”
huffingtonpost entry

Motorcyclist Dies On Ride Protesting Helmet Law In New York

Commented Jul 4, 2011 at 13:45:59 in New York

“That 80% may be a bit high, but they should have severe penalties for people who talk on the 'phone while driving, whether it is hands-free or not.

Also, people take driving much too casually. Driver education should be much more thorough; perhaps it should require about 80 hours of class time followed by a thorough written test. Then, there should be considerable behind the wheel training followed by more thorough testing. And, there should be re-testing about every five years, for everyone. Then, in addition to being more skilled and better able to recognize and avoid hazardous situations (i.e., be good defensive drivers), people would take driving more seriously. I'm convinced that a program like this could cut the accident rate in half. That would make insurance less expensive and that itself would be sufficient to justify the cost.”
Obama Heads To New York Under Pressure On Gay Marriage

Obama Heads To New York Under Pressure On Gay Marriage

Commented Jun 23, 2011 at 17:39:33 in Politics

“So you think it's unimportant that a gay man or women is not permitted to see his or her critically ill partner in the hospital?

You think it's unimportant that a gay person's partner cannot be included in a health insurance policy?

You think it's unimportant that a gay couple cannot ensure that children will be adequately provided for if one of the partners dies?

These and other things are critically important and should not be denied to gay couples.”
Dominique Strauss Kahn: IMF Chief On Suicide Watch In New York Jail

Dominique Strauss Kahn: IMF Chief On Suicide Watch In New York Jail

Commented May 18, 2011 at 15:06:27 in World

“Your post is at best misleading.

First of all, he was not staying in a room; he was staying in a SUITE.

Why would the defendant respond if the maid had banged on the door and shouted "Housekeeping!!"? If he wanted a sexual encounter, he obviously would have ignored the banging and shouting, so the maid would not have been aware that anyone was in the suite. And, if the defendant had left his suitcase and personal items in a room in the suite, they may not have been visible from the door to the suite.

Because it was a suite and not just a room, the defendant could easily have pulled the maid into a room in the suite, closed the door to the room, and had privacy.

He could have forced her by repeatedly choking her and choked her again if she stopped doing what she wanted.

Of course we cannot be certain that the defendant is guilty, but the limited evidence from the news reports certainly seems to indicate that he is guilty.”

leorangerie on May 18, 2011 at 15:45:21

“You could be right. But, you could be wrong. What if he offered her money, she agreed. Then the encounter went haywire. Happens all the time. Maybe, maybe not. That's why we have courts. And because she was a credible accuser, he is in jail. But there is no evidence that's been in the media that makes this a slam dunk.”
huffingtonpost entry

Treasury Secretary Geithner -- 'Spinning' Out of Control

Commented Aug 17, 2010 at 15:46:19 in Politics

“Politicians and politically-associated economists have often painted a rosy picture of the economy. That's because they recognize that the economy is strongly influenced by psychological factors and if people are optimistic and expect the economy to improve rapidly, it is more likely to do so.”

ThePeacemakers on Aug 17, 2010 at 16:03:29

“Outsourcing is not a figment of people's imagination or people just being pessimistic.

People owing more on their houses than it is worth is not something they can "just visualize" being different and it will.

Crumbling infrastructure is not something that's going to rebuild itself. People don't imagine hitting potholes in the roads, waiting hours for flights that turn out not to exist, bridges that fall, dams/levees that bust.

The blind optimism they encourage is the kind that makes the financiers in the poverty business wealthy. YOU TOO CAN OWN A $500,000 HOME....(even if you make $30,000 a year and your company has plans for outsourcing).
It's a blind optimism that promotes economic bubbles and debt. Endless debt.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Case for Nuclear Power Is as Strong as Ever

Commented Aug 13, 2010 at 01:30:37 in Politics

“If I correctly recall, Dr. Moore WAS NOT paid by the nuclear industry until AFTER, as the result of his careful research, be became convinced that nuclear power was the way to go. Before doing his research, he was opposed to nuclear power, but the facts convinced him that he had been mistaken after which he did a 180 degree turnabout and supported nuclear power.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Case for Nuclear Power Is as Strong as Ever

Commented Aug 13, 2010 at 01:22:25 in Politics

“The LFTR DOES use thorium INSTEAD of uranium.

Although the LFTR does need a certain amount of uranium to get started, it does not need to continue to use uranium; the use of uranium is only temporary. After that, the thorium is transmuted into an isotope of uranium that IS fissile, but not into U235 and not practical for weapon use.

If the liquid fuel for the LFTR were uranium fluoride, then by definition, it would not be a LFTR. The continuing fuel is thorium tetrafluoride.”
huffingtonpost entry

The Case for Nuclear Power Is as Strong as Ever

Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 12:52:43 in Politics

“Unfortunately, the Huffington Post has said little or nothing about using thorium instead of uranium for nuclear power.

The liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTF), which uses thorium instead of uranium, is safer and less expensive than uranium reactors. Moreover, it eliminates the risk of nuclear weapon proliferation. It eliminates most of the objections of those who oppose nuclear power.

Check out the following link:

Michael Mann on Aug 3, 2010 at 20:09:37

“Excellent link, this You Tube one is good too! I like both types of nuclear reactors, let's start building them!”
White House Seeks To Speed Up 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

White House Seeks To Speed Up 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

Commented May 26, 2010 at 13:11:10 in Politics

“Precisely what is your proof?

Are you aware that there are countries in which gay men and women do serve openly in the military and that it has caused no problems?”

lumpit on May 26, 2010 at 15:16:33

“23 years of militay service is my proof .How many years have you spent living with little to no privacy.”

sprtakis69 on May 26, 2010 at 13:46:09

“Wolf V must be an old fart who can't get his head around today's modern military members. There are still some in the older ranks who can't seem to grasp that today's youth are quite alright working/living alongside their gay/lesbian service members.

I should know, I retired from the the Navy last year and for 20 years I never had one issue with my sexuality and the sexuality of those around me. During those years I've made some really good friends who are straight. On the last ship I was stationed on there were less than 20 gays and lesbians on board within the officer and enlisted ranks. Many people new who was homosexual and who wasn't. There were no problems in our berthing area's and not one person was kicked out for being gay.

My best friend just got off a ship where his Master Chiefs partner went to nearly every fun port the ship pulled into during their deployment and everyone knew they were a couple, but no one cared!

Today's troops just don't care. Now service members over, I'd save 40, some of them are still as homophobic as Wolf V, but most of them are entering retiring age and being replaced by youth who are quite OK with homosexuals!”
It's All in How You See It: The Resolution Revolution

It's All in How You See It: The Resolution Revolution

Commented Dec 31, 2009 at 15:34:04 in Healthy Living

“Considering that I don't have partner, what should I do about sex?”

rf-hawaii on Dec 31, 2009 at 19:42:28

“The difference between our memories and reality are surprisingly small.”

mickthebiologist on Dec 31, 2009 at 18:30:20

“Masturbation accompanied by fantasy or porn. Don't react, just try it.”

JoeGdr on Dec 31, 2009 at 18:25:38

“Palmela Handerson.”

shallyv on Dec 31, 2009 at 15:57:47

“Love yourself! To death, if necessary, according to the buzzard of Oz!!”
Credit Card Issuers Getting In Their Licks Ahead Of Reform

Credit Card Issuers Getting In Their Licks Ahead Of Reform

Commented Jul 1, 2009 at 21:36:38 in Business

“Whether we want to or not, we are FORCED to use credit cards!!

If we do not establish a good credit rating by borrowing money ( which usually means using credit cards), we have to pay more for home and vehicle insurance. Then, if we want to borrow money to buy a home, we will have real problems doing so if we have not established a credit rating. Of course, we can generally avoid interest charges on our credit cards by paying them off in full every time we receive a bill. But, if we happen to be out of town when the bill arrives and, as a result, pay it off a bit late, then we are stung!!

The credit card companies are blood suckers. Action should be taken so that there will be no penalty for failing to borrow money to establish a credit rating.”

Aquarius on Jul 2, 2009 at 00:44:40

“Yes, there's no getting around the fact that in order to establish credit you need to obtain a credit card or take out a loan so you can show you are someone who will make your scheduled payments on time and in full. People who have gotten themselves into trouble with by charging things they really can't afford have no one to blame but themselves. If you can't afford to pay your bill in full each month then you shouldn't be using your credit card to make purchases. What happened to waiting and saving your money so you can purchase an item? People use their credit cards like strung out junkies. They need to get their fix and never stop to think about tomorrow and where they will get the money to make their payments. Their debt increases in leaps and bounds and then they're have enslaved themselves to the credit card companies with payments that are endless. These companies know that people will not exercise restraint and they hope that you get in over your head so they can bleed you dry with fees, penalties and higher interest rates. Smarten up America!!”
huffingtonpost entry

A Reason for Pride

Commented Jun 22, 2007 at 14:17:25 in Healthy Living

“Mr. Davis Mac-Iyalla may well have an effect on events within the Episcopal Church here in the U.S.

By making people aware of what is happening in Nigeria and the church in Nigeria, and what +Akinola is doing, he may make anti-gays in the Episcopal Church less likely to accept oversight from Nigerian bishops. He may cause those who are neutral to become supportive when they learn how gay men and women are being treated by the church in Nigeria.

By reducing the support that the Nigerian church receives from the Episcopal Church, he may cause the Nigerian Church to moderate its position.

The lies being told by officials in the church in Nigeria should not be surprising. At one time, officials in the Episcopal Church lied about us too.”