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Fastest Dogs In The World: 8 Canines Who Were Built For Speed

Fastest Dogs In The World: 8 Canines Who Were Built For Speed

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 14:23:15 in Green

“Apparently Dr Zink has never actually watched a Greyhound run, especially compared with those other dogs. If I had a dollar for every "I'll bet my dog is as fast as your greyhound" I'd be rich. Greyhounds aren't just fast, they accelerate faster than any other dog by a longshot. I've watched my 10 year old greyhound with bad lungs smoke 1 year old border collies, whippets, dobies, GSDs, you name it. There's just no comparison.”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 30, 2012 at 14:10:41 in Politics

“Your ad hominem argument is really not very persuasive. I think it's really you "religiouses" who are being obtuse; you want your cake and to eat it too. You apparently thought there was no conflict of interest at all with the Catholic Church accepting billions of dollars in handouts from the Federal government, while simultaneously paying no taxes and claiming they can do whatever they want in the name of religious freedom? The SCOTUS has already ruled the following: "Congress and the courts have been sensitive to the needs flowing from the Free Exercise Clause, but every person cannot be shielded from all the burdens incident to exercising every aspect of the right to practice religious beliefs. When followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity."
Justice Scalia, 1990. No one is being forced to do anything they don't want to do for themselves; we're just making it illegal for you to perpetrate your religious beliefs on those who don't share them. Like the founding fathers wanted.”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 28, 2012 at 00:41:28 in Politics

“Planned Parenthood did not use any of it's Federal tax money to provide any abortions, which everyone well knows. Ordering an institution to carry only Christian broadcasting is also a clear violation of church and state. Do you have any real arguments?”

Judith Maryse on May 30, 2012 at 14:10:41

“Your ad hominem argument is really not very persuasive. I think it's really you "religiouses" who are being obtuse; you want your cake and to eat it too. You apparently thought there was no conflict of interest at all with the Catholic Church accepting billions of dollars in handouts from the Federal government, while simultaneously paying no taxes and claiming they can do whatever they want in the name of religious freedom? The SCOTUS has already ruled the following: "Congress and the courts have been sensitive to the needs flowing from the Free Exercise Clause, but every person cannot be shielded from all the burdens incident to exercising every aspect of the right to practice religious beliefs. When followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity."
Justice Scalia, 1990. No one is being forced to do anything they don't want to do for themselves; we're just making it illegal for you to perpetrate your religious beliefs on those who don't share them. Like the founding fathers wanted.”

AUveritas on May 29, 2012 at 07:35:06

“You are either being purposely obtuse or missing the point. There is also a section of the Constitution that you libs love to ignore that mandates government can not interfere with the free exercise of religion. Now, answer the question: what if the government violated the Constitution in a way that affected you personally?”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 24, 2012 at 09:03:23 in Politics

“How dare they take $2.9 billion from the federal government and claim special exemption?”

AUveritas on May 24, 2012 at 10:47:08

“I see. So if Planned Parenthood, who accepts tax dollars, were ordered to cease all abortions and PBS, who accepts tax dollars, were ordered to carry only Christian broadcasting, you would be fine with that?”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 24, 2012 at 09:02:03 in Politics

“Right, because Jesus has this to say on birth control or abortion.....nothing.
He DID say to respect the law of the land (Romans)”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 24, 2012 at 08:58:32 in Politics

“Funny how no one in the Church complained in 2000 when the original mandate was passed under Bush. Too bad they can't follow the teachings of Christ, which clearly say to respect the laws of the land and say NOTHING about abortion or birth control (which has existed since antiquity).”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 24, 2012 at 08:55:06 in Politics

“Here's another fact: The Catholic Church has taken a staggering $2.9 billion from the federal government to pay for the charitable efforts the Church provides. And they still claim some kind of "religious exemption"? Purest hypocrisy.”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 24, 2012 at 08:50:29 in Politics

“Here's an example from Georgia, passed in 1999:
"...c) EVERY HEALTH BENEFIT POLICY THAT IS DELIVERED, ISSUED, EXECUTED, OR RENEWED IN THIS STATE or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Commissioner on or after July 1, 1999, WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG OR DEVICE APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR USE AS A CONTRACEPTIVE. This Code section shall not apply to limited benefit policies described in paragraph (4) of subsection (e) of Code Section 33-30-12. Likewise, nothing contained in this Code section shall be construed to require any insurance company to provide coverage for abortion
(d) No insurer shall impose upon any person receiving prescription contraceptive benefits pursuant to this Code section any:
(1) Copayment, coinsurance payment, or fee that is not equally imposed upon all individuals in the same benefit category, class, coinsurance level or copayment level, receiving benefits for prescription drugs; or
(2) Reduction in allowable reimbursement for prescription drug benefits..."
This law covered religious run institutions like the Catholic Health East system, which employed around 3,000 persons. Not one complaint was issued from a religious instituion from Georgia, where the above law does NOT allow exemptions, and Obama did.”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 24, 2012 at 08:47:55 in Politics

“Sure -- 28 states being more than half, therefore the majority for starters....
"In December 2000, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ruled that companies that provided prescription drugs to their employees but didn't provide birth control were in violation of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which prevents discrimination on the basis of sex. That opinion, which the George W. Bush administration did nothing to alter or withdraw when it took office the next month, is still in effect today—and because it relies on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. Employers that don't offer prescription coverage or don't offer insurance at all are exempt, because they treat men and women equally—but under the EEOC's interpretation of the law, you can't offer other preventative care coverage withotoday—and because it relies on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it applies to all employers with 15 or more employees. Employers that don't offer prescription coverage or don't offer insurance at all are exempt, because they treat men and women equally—but under the EEOC's interpretation of the law, you can't offer other preventative care coverage without offering birth control coverage, too.
"Opinion" is not corrects, as the case Erickson v. Bartell Drug Co., where a federal court agreed with the EEOC's reasoning. Not even religious employers were exempt from the impact of the EEOC decision. Although Title VII allows religious institutions to discriminate on religious grounds, it doesn't allow them”

Judith Maryse on May 24, 2012 at 08:50:29

“Here's an example from Georgia, passed in 1999:
"...c) EVERY HEALTH BENEFIT POLICY THAT IS DELIVERED, ISSUED, EXECUTED, OR RENEWED IN THIS STATE or approved for issuance or renewal in this state by the Commissioner on or after July 1, 1999, WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ON AN OUTPATIENT BASIS SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ANY PRESCRIBED DRUG OR DEVICE APPROVED BY THE UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR USE AS A CONTRACEPTIVE. This Code section shall not apply to limited benefit policies described in paragraph (4) of subsection (e) of Code Section 33-30-12. Likewise, nothing contained in this Code section shall be construed to require any insurance company to provide coverage for abortion
(d) No insurer shall impose upon any person receiving prescription contraceptive benefits pursuant to this Code section any:
(1) Copayment, coinsurance payment, or fee that is not equally imposed upon all individuals in the same benefit category, class, coinsurance level or copayment level, receiving benefits for prescription drugs; or
(2) Reduction in allowable reimbursement for prescription drug benefits..."
This law covered religious run institutions like the Catholic Health East system, which employed around 3,000 persons. Not one complaint was issued from a religious instituion from Georgia, where the above law does NOT allow exemptions, and Obama did.”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 21, 2012 at 07:32:52 in Politics

“Furthermore, the SCOTUS has previously ruled the following in 1990:
"...Congress and the courts have been sensitive to the needs flowing from the Free Exercise Clause, but every person cannot be shielded from all the burdens incident to exercising every aspect of the right to practice religious beliefs. When followers of a particular sect enter into commercial activity as a matter of choice, the limits they accept on their own conduct as a matter of conscience and faith are not to be superimposed on the statutory schemes which are binding on others in that activity..."
This ruling was in regards to the Amish, while in the practice of running a secular business, not wanting to pay into social security. The Amish were made to comply with the Federal Law and pay SS. As Justice Scalia said, we cannot make exemptions for every practice of religious belief. What if I declared it was my religion to rob houses? What about the Rastafarians and pot? Clearly any citizen has the right to believe whatever they want to believe, but the country as a whole is not under obligation to comply with every practice.”
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Franciscan University Drops Entire Student Health Insurance Plan Over Birth Control Mandate

Commented May 21, 2012 at 07:32:15 in Politics

“Complain to the source? That would be Bush Jr. The law mandating that any business that is greater that 15 employees has to provide birth control was passed in 2000 under the Bush administration. Not one singe priest, nun, or bishop protested, complained or refused to do it. Most states already had similar laws on the books. This just made it Federal. The ONLY thing Obama did was add the provision that co-pays cannot be imposed. Again, most states already have laws like this on the books.”

Asmondius on May 22, 2012 at 01:32:37

“Let's correct your numerous misstatements of fact.

First of all, it was not a 'law' but an opinion passed by the EEOC that required coverage of contraceptives. Only 28 states revised their laws to comply.

Most of those states have specific 'outs' for religious institutions or provide 'outs' that religious institutions could make use of.

Only three states have adopted the same restrictive policy as the new HHS mandate, and the Church has been fighting those in the courts.”

SonOfUgh on May 21, 2012 at 23:44:27

“The answer to that is easy. When Shrub did it, it was a reasonable rule imposed by government to ensure a more consistent medical care experience - an act that was pure as the white of a new snowfall.

When Obama's administration alters it a little, it is an atrocious government overreach bordering on socialist, fascist, communist, dictatorship - an act whose evil is as black as the pits of Hades.

Darn, that sounded so much more compelling when I said it in my head with a bit of a suthrin' drawl.”
The Myth of Christian Persecution

The Myth of Christian Persecution

Commented Mar 20, 2013 at 13:12:34 in Religion

“Very well said”