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These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot Next

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot Next

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 14:53:45 in Politics

“In the not so distant past, I would have agreed with you, Squeeg, but I currently work for one of the largest police departments in the nation as a staff attorney and I can tell you firsthand that due to the current economy, city budgets have become very lean, which mean overtime has essentially dried up or are very minimal for most local law enforcement agencies. I do agree that you only really see former officers publicly opposing drug prohibition but regardless of what their job descriptions allow, most on duty cops sentiments are the same and know that their efforts are futile in this massive drug game.”
These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot Next

These States Are Most Likely To Legalize Pot Next

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 14:11:21 in Politics

“I totally agree. The only ones winning in this whole prohibition ordeal are drug cartels and the privately managed prisons.”

squeeg on Aug 30, 2013 at 14:29:34

“Don't forget all of the overtime for cops. That's one of the main reasons you only see FORMER law enforcement endorsing illegal drugs of any kind. That and it goes against their job description. I can't cite this right now, but I'm pretty sure that it states that they aren't allowed to promote the legalization of any illegal activity. That may be the DEA, not sure.”

JAMyrickIV on Aug 30, 2013 at 14:22:42

“Excellent point, I totally agree.”

mae4 on Aug 30, 2013 at 14:20:00

“....and the DEA”
Men After Divorce Are More Likely To Live In Single-Person Households

Men After Divorce Are More Likely To Live In Single-Person Households

Commented Aug 30, 2013 at 12:30:01 in Divorce

“All of these issues you have identified comes from people making reasonable decisions based on a ravaged economy controlled by an elitist, corporate global power. Most of the jobs that exist in this country are service-oriented, which mean they don't pay as well, which results in fewer earnings being tapped for social security for the aging population. As to low birth and marriage rates, who wants to get married and attempt to start a family with marginal employment and/or crushing student loan debt? And the way these employers punish working women that desire to have kids with egregious maternity leave policies and the all too familiar glass ceiling, many women choose to start a family in their later years after they have established themselves in a career or forego it all together.

Like I said before, I do think there are some benefits and positives with healthy marriages, but its not everyone's path. Ultimately, it should be about people making individual choices that works for their own lives. Choosing to be single and/or not having children or getting married are choices people are considering more carefully given the current state of our society/economy and that is a good thing. But trying to promote marriage as some sacred thing that should be saved above all else will only hinder our understanding that we can all co-exist and progress together, regardless of our relationship or lack of relationship status.”
Men After Divorce Are More Likely To Live In Single-Person Households

Men After Divorce Are More Likely To Live In Single-Person Households

Commented Aug 29, 2013 at 15:46:54 in Divorce

“These types are articles are really overworked. The article carries an undertone that a man choosing to be single due to divorce is a negative thing. I say, a man or woman that chooses to be single for whatever reason, is making that choice because it suits them and in the end, that is what really matters. While I can appreciate the benefits of a healthy marriage, not everyone sees marriage as the end all, be all to a relationship or happiness. Being an attorney that has done a few divorces and watching my own parents go through a not so friendly divorce (twice), I can see why people are very hesitant about jumping into marriage and willing to explore long term cohabitation or some other equally fulfilling relationship style. I would like to see more articles about being single, cohabitating and other dating arrangements shown in a more positive light instead of being presented as some sort of social crisis as they usually are.”

EqualityEd on Aug 29, 2013 at 18:19:33

“" I would like to see more articles about being single, cohabitating and other dating arrangements shown in a more positive light instead of being presented as some sort of social crisis as they usually are."

The breakdown of the family is a bad thing and that will become more apparent as our generation ages. There are a lot of knock on effects that haven't played out yet but we'll see it on other places before it hits America. A large aging population dependent on the young for support can cripple an economy. Low birth rates, low marriage rates, and two sexes that can barely stand one another. This isn't progress and we should be concerned with fixing it.”
The Childfree Are All Right -- Yes, Someone Needed To Say It

The Childfree Are All Right -- Yes, Someone Needed To Say It

Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 16:41:59 in Women

“The main reason women have foregone motherhood, like myself, is because we are not disillusioned about the true costs and sacrifices it takes to adequately raise a child. Children are work and will require you to be many things, i.e. mother, teacher, nurse, friend, to them at any given time on any given day for the rest of your life and theirs. And fortunately, child free by choice individuals totally understand this and make a decision not to take on such an awesome responsibility. The end.”

JPaulNorton on Aug 5, 2013 at 08:52:30

“From one point of view, you are 100% correct and individuals who have counted the cost of parenting but are unwilling to pay it, shouldn't.

From another point of view, those individuals that have the self-awareness to think about parenting from such depths are probably the ones who should be procreating the most. Despite the inherent difficulties.”
Orlando Shaw, Nashville Father With 22 Children By 14 Women, Sued For Unpaid Child Support (VIDEO)

Orlando Shaw, Nashville Father With 22 Children By 14 Women, Sued For Unpaid Child Support (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 12:30:21 in Weird News

“I think it is more a result of lack of common sense, period. Plenty of so-called "Christians" are having kids out of wedlock, getting divorces, in prison, on drugs, etc. You don't have to be a Christian, or have any other variation of religious morality, to know that poor, irresponsible choices in life can have negative consequences. Animals have the "moral" fortitude to understand that they must sufficiently provide for and teach their young to survive.”

NamVet 822 on Jun 9, 2013 at 14:16:14

“I am glad that you refered to them as "so called Christians" as that may very well be the case but in my comment I stand firm in the fact that Christian morals do not include sex outside of marriage. Having said that I do realize that Christians are far from perfect but at least they do have the Makers Handbook to give them guidance.”
Orlando Shaw, Nashville Father With 22 Children By 14 Women, Sued For Unpaid Child Support (VIDEO)

Orlando Shaw, Nashville Father With 22 Children By 14 Women, Sued For Unpaid Child Support (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 12:02:05 in Weird News

“Exactly, Puz!...if they get that much. It truly amazes me how some people take such a cavalier attitude to one of the most important choices you can ever make in your life. When did waiting to have kids when you and a mate are ready and willing to take care of them become too radical?”
Orlando Shaw, Nashville Father With 22 Children By 14 Women, Sued For Unpaid Child Support (VIDEO)

Orlando Shaw, Nashville Father With 22 Children By 14 Women, Sued For Unpaid Child Support (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 10:54:51 in Weird News

“And while this guy is getting a page worth of coverage for being a sorry excuse for a dad, how about an in depth interview with these women? I am sure that many, if not all, of them knew this guy had children by other women that he was not taking care of. Yes, let's admonish these guys, but reign in on the chics too. In this day and age, there are so many reasonable and accessible means to prevent a pregnancy. Ignorance is no excuse. The true tragedy in this situation are the kids that will be subject to the parenting of these irresponsible people. It's real simple: DON'T have kids if you are not in a financial/emotional/physical place to take care of them and if you can't handle raising the kids you already have, STOP having more!!”

pcs5141 on Jun 9, 2013 at 13:27:13

“Next generation of ganstas.”

LouReich on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:55:26

“Amen!”

Puzzlr on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:30:56

“I knew two women from my neighborhood who appeared to be competing with each other to see who could have the most children by the same guy. One had only girls and the other only boys. In the end, he married someone else. Someone who didn't have his baby after first meeting him. Guess that was a long way to go to say that I agree. There is just no way some of these women didn't know this guy had other children. Especially when you factor in the small town in Tennessee that they live in.

My second issue is this. Why are they trying to get blood from a stone? The guy doesn't have it obviously, so why go to such lengths? In the end they'll get what? $1 a month?”
Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Marriage: Is The Couple's Open-Phone Policy A Good Rule To Have?

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton Marriage: Is The Couple's Open-Phone Policy A Good Rule To Have?

Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 19:17:35 in Divorce

“Aren't we under enough scrutiny already as a society? We have to deal with the eyes of the watchful supervisor, company and government cameras/satellites, and now we should consider relinquishing the little individual privacy and space we try to maintain in our personal relationships? I thought trust was one of the cornerstones of marriage, at least a healthy and progressive one. Promoting this type of policy for a marriage sure won't do anything to curb divorce rates and it certainly doesn't give single folks like myself any enthusiasm about getting married one day. To each his own, but I would like to think that if I ever do get married, my spouse would respect me and trust me as his life partner and friend, not some "good enough to be married to but still need to monitor" adult!”
Beyonce Tracklist: Leaked Photo Shows Likely Fake Songlist For Upcoming Album

Beyonce Tracklist: Leaked Photo Shows Likely Fake Songlist For Upcoming Album

Commented Mar 9, 2013 at 11:34:42 in Entertainment

“Seriously?!? Trying to convince the planet to believe a questionable pregnancy, performing at the Inauguration, the Superbowl and premiering a biographical HBO special isn't enough?!? I am beyond tired of these attention-obsessed, lackluster entertainers. And I find the Sony piece laughable as well, considering that most of what she has done has been copied or outright stolen from other artists.”

passingthought on Mar 9, 2013 at 16:22:58

“you can say that about all entertainers!”

monicaangela on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:41:43

“Capitalism at its worse, but this is capitalism gone mad...we need a new system.”
Jennifer Lawrence Smoking Weed? Oscar Winner Unwinds With Suspicious-Looking Cigarette (PHOTOS)

Jennifer Lawrence Smoking Weed? Oscar Winner Unwinds With Suspicious-Looking Cigarette (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 2, 2013 at 17:27:39 in Celebrity

“Seriously, HuffPost? Please report REAL news!”

SteveSFM on Mar 3, 2013 at 16:52:08

“Do you expect in-depth analyses of the sequestration in the Celebrity section?”

gregory57 on Mar 2, 2013 at 18:22:39

“This is great news! It shows that smoking Marijuana is a normal, safe practice. I'm glad she wasn't photographed smoking a cigarette and nursing an alcoholic beverage.”
Rick Perry: 'Obamacare May Fail' Because Of State-Run Health Care Exchanges

Rick Perry: 'Obamacare May Fail' Because Of State-Run Health Care Exchanges

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 19:50:56 in Politics

“No, Rick, you are a disaster!! You would think that a governor of a state with one of the highest populations of under/uninsured citizens, would be jumping all over Obamacare. Instead, he is being his usual ineffective, dim-witted and repugnant self! As a Texan, I can tell you its very embarrassing and tiresome to have this kind of government leadership.”

serena1313 on Dec 8, 2012 at 19:58:37

“F&F from a sister Texan (8th generation).”
Boy 'Recklessly' Tasered By Police Officer During Career Day, Lawsuit Says

Boy 'Recklessly' Tasered By Police Officer During Career Day, Lawsuit Says

Commented Nov 2, 2012 at 13:44:43 in Crime

“The illusion that our citizenry lives in a democratic, peaceful and safe America is fading. The reality that we are living in a police state is becoming increasingly clear.”
I'm Married Without Kids -- and I Choose Not to Work

I'm Married Without Kids -- and I Choose Not to Work

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 21:50:04 in Women

“To each his own, but I know this could not work for me. Juggling a career, socializing with friends, going to the gym and enjoying my other hobbies is empowering for me. But I know every woman is different. Best of luck to you and your husband!”

kingston100 on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:10:12

“I am right there with you! The busier I am the happier, I find. A few years ago I had a three month gap between jobs and I was going out of my mind”
The Truth About the Childless Life

The Truth About the Childless Life

Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 16:19:24 in Women

“I heard that!! If I have to play down my accomplishments or decrease the amount of money coming into my household to please a man, I don't want him! Fortunately, I haven't encountered this issue, but it is a sad state of affairs if this is the current emotional status of men. ”
The Truth About the Childless Life

The Truth About the Childless Life

Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 10:53:21 in Women

“LOL! I was also thinking that she is dating some really insecure guys.”

PLDgyrl on Aug 4, 2013 at 13:34:57

“Unfortunately I think this is the case with alot men.  They just can't take it when their woman makes more money than them.  I have run into this issue alot as well, but I NEVER EVA thought about giving up my job. ”
How To Choose Your Next Husband

How To Choose Your Next Husband

Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 16:17:54 in Divorce

“I agree, Gayleg. Not everyone is supposed to be married and many women really aren't making it a priority like they used to, especially since they have more freedom and flexibility to pursue other equally rewarding endeavors such as education and better job opportunities. As a 35 year old professional woman that doesn't have nor want children, marriage doesn't seem that appealing to me. I am not saying that I am not open to it if a great guy comes along and the circumstances are right, but I won't be sad if it never happens. I think both women and men need to get real about what they really need and want to sustain happiness in their life when it comes to relationships and many times, that can be had without marriage.”
How To Choose Your Next Husband

How To Choose Your Next Husband

Commented Feb 16, 2013 at 16:03:04 in Divorce

“Good point, Gay. Not everyone is supposed to be married and many women, like myself, aren't even worrying about it. I think the author touches on some important points women should consider when contemplating marriage, but there are so many factors that contribute to the demise of a marriage, such as finances, unplanned children, differences in religion, sex, and often times, spouses just simply want out, which not is not always a bad thing.

The author states: "All women, but especially the modern generation, have been groomed for power and independence, not for how to be a wife or how to be married." I am not sure if grooming a woman to be a wife or teaching her to be married is possible, but as a young, professional woman that doesn't have or want children, I don't see a negative to”

Mollyannie on Feb 19, 2013 at 08:54:04

“Yes, it was so much better to be powerless and dependent back in the "good ole days", wasn't it?”
A Cheerful, Grisly, Mystical Vodoun Festival In Benin (PHOTOS)

A Cheerful, Grisly, Mystical Vodoun Festival In Benin (PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 12, 2013 at 14:33:38 in Religion

“Man! That chic in the pic looks scared sh*tless!”
Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Anderson Cooper Comes Out: 'The Fact Is, I'm Gay'

Commented Jul 3, 2012 at 19:24:27 in Gay Voices

“Shocker!!”
'Oh, That I Had The Wings Of Dove! Faithfully Facing Mortality

'Oh, That I Had The Wings Of Dove! Faithfully Facing Mortality

Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 10:25:33 in Religion

“Wow, SistaGirl...Judgmental much? Why would you feel sorrow for someone that doesn't believe in God? While I respect your personal religious beliefs and faith, your comments come across as very elitist, disrespectful and negatively implies that a non religious person or a person that doesn't subscribe to a belief in God lives some kind of pitiful existence. Just so you know, there are millions of people in this world that live very fulfilling lives without religion or belief in God, but are very respectful of those that do. Perhaps understanding that everyone doesn't share your perspective on religion is the better approach and opens up the religious environment for a more meaningful dialogue.”

Sistagirl Young on Nov 15, 2011 at 13:17:22

“Hello KLovesFreedom; "He who loves not knows not GOD; for GOD is love." I John 4:8. It is my opinion that if one does not believe in GOD how can they know love? If that isn't basis for sorrow...then I offer my apology. GOD didn't send me as HIS mediator. This is the Glorious hands of JESUS CHRIST. I uunderstand and accept that everyone does not feel as I do. I am not here to convert anyone. Givin' the fallibility of man I would be without solace if the only person I could believe in was as equally fallible as me. For the millions livin' fulfilling lives I applaud them. Livin' a fulfillin' life is a blessin'. Where do blessin's come from? Life.”

Sistagirl Young on Nov 15, 2011 at 12:54:43

“Hello KLovesFreedom; It wasn't my intention to be judgemental. If you perceived my post as such I apologize for not bein' clearer. "He who loves not knows not GOD; for GOD is love." I John 4:8. If one does not believe in GOD how then can they know love? To know not GOD or worse, not believe in HIM, in my opinion is grounds for sorrow. I was not speakin' for anyone other than myself. I tried to make that clear in my post. GOD did not send me as HIS mediator. HE sent JESUS CHRIST for that purpose. Knowin' the falliblity of man I would not find much solace in placing my FAITH in a person who was equally as fallible as me. I am aware people do not view GOD as I do. I don't know millions of people. But if they are livin' fulfillin' lives without GOD then they obviously are content. I hope so at any rate. To be content is a blessin'. But where do blessin's come from? Life.”

sarahinez on Nov 15, 2011 at 12:11:34

“Judgmental? To feel sorry for someone who misses what makes your life rich and fulfilled? I can have respect for those without enough to eat but still feel sorrow for their hunger.

I feel sorry for people who control every circumstance and never get to experience serendipity or the kindness of strangers. I feel sorry for those who can't get perspective on their own lives and see the patterns connecting them to their family of origin (for good or bad) or to their societies.”

gemmax on Nov 15, 2011 at 11:06:39

“I believe that if, as you have said, you respect Christians, then you are a rarity. Also, I believe that when a Christian expresses sorrow for someone who is without faith, that we are completely serious. We are in no way being disrespectful. You see, we have experienced something so awesome and beautiful that we can't stop wanting to share what we now know. We are not a religion. We are the Church. And what we have is not a perspective, it is the result of an experience and is now a relationship. You should not be offended that a Christian took the time to express sorrow for someone that is missing, what they know to be, the most important part of life.”
Navy Seeks To Discharge Sailor Found Asleep In Bed With Another Male Sailor

Navy Seeks To Discharge Sailor Found Asleep In Bed With Another Male Sailor

Commented Mar 6, 2011 at 14:26:16 in Politics

“Maybe you misinterpreted my statements. It was not intended to be some kind of homophobic rant or personal attack on the gay community. To the contrary, I personally find DADT and any other policy similar to it repulsive and discriminatory. My comment was in line with what I think Duane was trying to convey, that in this particular instance, leadership has lost sight of what they are there to do, teach all of the troops (regardless of status, race, gender or sexual orientation) to work hard, be a team and respect each other, on and off duty hours. Whether these gentlemen are straight or gay, they appear to be good sailors, adhering to the military code of conduct and maintaining unit camaraderie. Their superiors should follow suit.”

Rus Viking on Mar 7, 2011 at 12:41:26

“Interesting that you decided to defend yourself from a spurious (and ridiculous) attack. The original post stands on its merits. Your pandering to this unwarranted criticism diminishes your position and makes one question your true motive regarding this matter.”
Navy Seeks To Discharge Sailor Found Asleep In Bed With Another Male Sailor

Navy Seeks To Discharge Sailor Found Asleep In Bed With Another Male Sailor

Commented Mar 6, 2011 at 11:59:56 in Politics

“I agree, Duane...When I served, one of the most important things we were taught from our superiors and we soon embraced was promoting unit cohesion, looking out for one another and handling matters at the LOWEST level possible. Are these tenets a thing of the past? This type of stuff only brings down morale and make soldiers even more stressed out and paranoid in their actions, which is the last thing they need given the current military climate.”

jusathot on Mar 6, 2011 at 16:41:12

“Did you also ask that about soldiers RAPING other soldiers?”

Gepids on Mar 6, 2011 at 12:32:22

“How does this bring down morale and unit cohesion? How does this increase stress unless you subscribe to the heterosexual male paranoia (fantasy) that a gay guy wants you and is always "checking" you out. They in a training command as students.”
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The Church Should Stay Out of the Marriage Business

Commented Mar 5, 2011 at 10:44:16 in Religion

“Great point, llisa. I am a lawyer and have been saying this for quite some time. This whole marriage thing is such a non issue, considering all the real problems our country is facing right now. Yet, so many buy into this fictitious argument that their personal right to marry or religious/moral belief of what marriage is violated by allowing the gay community to marry. How? It just baffles me to no end.”

llisa on Mar 5, 2011 at 14:09:25

“Exactly.

This non-issue has not yet been resolved, in part I think, because the GOP needs to have some distraction from the actual issues they have no solutions for. Marriage equality should have been passed years ago!

Also, fanned for sanity.”
'Under the Healing Wings of Suffering': Christianity, Slavery and Redemption in America

'Under the Healing Wings of Suffering': Christianity, Slavery and Redemption in America

Commented Feb 26, 2011 at 16:18:29 in Religion

“Good point. I often wondered that myself. But then again, fear is a very powerful tool.”
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