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French Soldiers Killed As Tensions Flare In Central African Republic

French Soldiers Killed As Tensions Flare In Central African Republic

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:50:40 in World

“When France tossed out conservative Sarkozy with the cutie wife and replaced him with the leftist Hollande is this what they were expecting, interventions all over the place?”
Netflix To Debut Mitt Romney Documentary

Netflix To Debut Mitt Romney Documentary

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:39:21 in Politics

“Is it just me or does anyone else think that Mitt and his kids look like those Easter Island stone heads?”

catbyte on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:42:25

“LOL. It's the jawline.”
1 In 9 Girls Marries Before Age 15, And Here's What Happens To Them

1 In 9 Girls Marries Before Age 15, And Here's What Happens To Them

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:26:48 in World

“"Child marriage" my foot. These are kids and this is rape!”

PiperKaren on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:19:12

“I agree, it is a euphemism for rape. We have may of those same things right here in the U. S..”

2GuysView on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:13:57

“and human trafficing. Most of these people mentioned above sell off their daughters and call it an "arranged" marriage. It's slavery & rape.”

jessicadevyn on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:57:47

“Having the age of consent being at 16 or 18 is a very recent phenomnena, even in the west. I actually agree with our laws but understand that it's a very recent luxury mush like clean water and antibiotics.”

mwarnslei on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:51:57

“Most of these countries now have laws in place criminalizing child marriage. It's the enforcement they're having trouble with...”

dhlincali on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:49:56

“Depends on your culture how you view such a thing. We may consider it rape in the West but in a place like Niger where people have a very low life expectancy, getting married at 15 has always been normal.”

AgainstAnimalAbuse on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:31:50

“I think it's that "political correctness" gone too far.”
Uruguay Determined To Legalize Marijuana

Uruguay Determined To Legalize Marijuana

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:37:03 in World

“France, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, California all make nice money trafficking in the most pernicious drug of them all, booze. How is weed worse than that?

What's caused more harm today, weed or alcohol?”
Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement

Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 07:40:10 in Politics

“Common Core, for instance.”

NYCSSTeacher on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:55:27

“Um, the teachers' unions have been supporters of common core.  Sorry to burst your bubble.  http://www.aft.org/issues/standards/nationalstandards/
Unfortunately, they have done so (like almost all other groups who support common core) because they received grant money from the Gates Foundation; Bill Gates helped to develop CC and is spending to get it accepted without discussion on its pros/cons:http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/05/12/gates-gives-150-million-in-grants-for-common-core-standards/
This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 13:44:25 in Sports

“The fact is the nice new modern trains, even the classic 50-year old stainless steel CC's, deserve a nicer environment. They need to spruce up the stations, light them better, paint them, tile them. Let in some real sunlight where possible. Skylights. Deaden train sounds. That sort of thing. Make them smell better. Elevate the whole subway experience. They don't want us driving our cars. Give us an alternative that we WANT to use.”

tendril on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:46:28

“Amen to all. How can we get the people to smell better?”
This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 10:21:57 in Sports

“Crime reduction in NYC began when Mayor Dinkins appointed Ray Kelly his police commissioner which is what the new genius mayor, Wilhelm aka deBlasio, should have done.”

Ten90x on Dec 8, 2013 at 10:33:28

“No it didn't and you know how it is that I know this...it's because I was on the job when Dinkens was Mayor and retired when Bloomberg was there. I know exactly when and how it started because I was working it when it all happened. Every PC from Kelly to well Kelly again benefited from what Bratton started in the subway until when he was forced out by a petty Giuliani. The only crime reduction NYC was experiencing when Kelly was in charge the first time came from the massive crime reduction going on in the subways while Bretton was the chief of police. During Kelly's first tenure the moral in the NYPD was the lowest it had ever been. ”
Long Island Rail Road Massacre: Remembering Victims Two Decades After Gunman Opened Fire On Train

Long Island Rail Road Massacre: Remembering Victims Two Decades After Gunman Opened Fire On Train

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 09:07:50 in New York

“I'm not a big death penalty advocate but that form of punishment was made for crimes like this.”
This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 09:00:46 in Sports

“If they're fare-paying rats, why not. Are you an anti-ratite?”

tendril on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:25:22

“As long as they bite other riders I am good.”
5Pointz Founder To Paint Rag & Bone's Wall In Nolita

5Pointz Founder To Paint Rag & Bone's Wall In Nolita

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 01:52:12 in New York

“Glad I got to take this picture before they messed it up.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo_explorer#view=photo&position=0&with_photo_id=85873813&order=date_desc&user=7001005”
Metro-North Ordered By Feds To Analyze Lines, Overhaul Signal System

Metro-North Ordered By Feds To Analyze Lines, Overhaul Signal System

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 01:47:31 in New York

“If it's good for Metro North to have an extra worker in each cab isn't it also a good idea for every railroad to do the same,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, or it it ridiculous in both cases?”

Darla Christopher on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:21:03

“Until the signal systems are upgraded, necessary.”
Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement

Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 12:16:04 in Politics

“And every time a new idea comes along the union is against it.

Meanwhile, the union is full of teachers. Where are their ideas for improving results?

I work in a building where there is some education-related office. I frequently share the elevator with teachers. The typical conversation among the teachers involves accumulated sick pay, vacation pay, how much time they "have in", how much time they need to achieve the next level of of something or other or retirement. Never once, ever, have I heard a conversation about a great lesson to teach the kids.”

NYCSSTeacher on Dec 9, 2013 at 06:54:05

“What new ideas are unions against exactly?”

jamesjvhi on Dec 8, 2013 at 02:20:52

“NCLB wasted hundreds of millions of dollars for years. Most teachers knew it was BS, but no one really cares what the people who are actually teaching think about teaching.

It is always some person with little or no experience in education (ie MS. Rhee) who comes up with the answer that will fix all the problems with education in the US if you only give them millions of dollars. They are given millions, and nothing gets better. So then its on to the next "fix" which doesn't work either.

Every year its something different. The only thing that stays the same is the fact that these fix all solutions DON'T WORK.”

bethree5 on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:38:15

“Yes indeed. The ed-reformers have been in charge for 15 yrs now (w/o BTW having produced any improvements). Most teachers have not been allowed to decide what or how to teach it for some time now, have been reduced to scriptreaders, & cannot wait to jump ship.”
Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement

Teachers Union Launching Massive Campaign Against Education Reform Movement

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 11:10:01 in Politics

“On the one hand everyone is looking for educational reform. We keep hearing about how our kids are slipping and sliding downward in comparison to kids in other parts of the world.

On the other hand we have the union lobbying for more of the same and not actually setting forth creative ideas of their own. Why? because their main concern is protecting teachers, (they are, after all, the the teachers' union), and laziness, an unwillingness to try something new, out of their comfort zone. They want to keep doing the same thing the same way which is destined to keep achieving the same result, for better or worse.”

bethree5 on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:05:51

“1.Randi is not lobbying for more of the same, the union has no clout & jumped onto the DOE bandwagon w/both feet a while back, this is just a bone tossed to the membership. 2.Unions are not in the business of coming up w/ed ideas, they rep for working conditions. 3. Altho teachers/whatever establishment you're talking about might love to, they haven't been allowed to 'keep doing things the same way' even from one school yr to the next for decades. Whole language, new math, project-centered, you name it, the public ed bureaucracy has been churning & bombarding the curriculum w/everybody's great new idea since the '60's!”
This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 11:04:18 in Sports

“Notice how the trains are pretty nice but the stations look dreary.

That's something we need to start working on. In most cases a little paint and lighting and gum removal will do the trick.”

tendril on Dec 8, 2013 at 06:16:26

“Mike…The rats can stay?”
Candice Swanepoel: Models Need To Be Smart (VIDEO)

Candice Swanepoel: Models Need To Be Smart (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 10:26:47 in Style

“They need to be pretty AND sexy. January Jones, Aniston are pretty, but not sexy. There's a difference.”

GeeTwoThree on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:14:01

“You will figure it.....”
This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 09:07:09 in Sports

“Remember how the subways looked before Giuliani? Every surface covered with graffiti?”

mightydog on Dec 8, 2013 at 12:52:26

“Yeah I remember. And Mussolini made the trains run on time. But for an overbearing tyrannical despot that's an accomplishment....uh Giuliani not Mussolini.”

Ten90x on Dec 8, 2013 at 10:10:07

“Actually they stopped looking like that before Giuliani took office. The crime reduction in NYC began in the subways when Bill Bratton (who is returning) was the chief of the now merged Transit Police. When Rudy became Mayor he brought Grafton back from the Boston PD where he had returned to after leaving the subways and the Transit Police a lot better than they were when he first got there but a couple of years later Rudy forced Bratton out after Bratton appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. Rudy's ego could not handle competition.”
This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

This Was Charles Barkley's First-Ever Subway Trip In New York City (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 09:06:05 in Sports

“The subway trains are actually pretty nice. It's the stations that are dreary and ugly, as you can see from the accompanying pictures.”
Grammys Nominations 2014 List: Jay Z Leads Pack, Macklemore, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar Score Too

Grammys Nominations 2014 List: Jay Z Leads Pack, Macklemore, Lorde, Kendrick Lamar Score Too

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 08:54:44 in Entertainment

“How do you have standing to vote for best album, song, artist, so on and so forth unless you've listened to everything? It kinda strains credibility.”
11 Things Going Through A Hairstylist's Mind

11 Things Going Through A Hairstylist's Mind

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:29:58 in Style

“"No matter what I do to your hair you're still a mess."

"You don't need a hairstylist as much as you need a personal trainer."

"Pearls before swine."

"You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."

"I'm not a magician, you know."”
Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree To Huge Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree To Huge Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 14:06:21 in Sports

“What this dope doesn't realize is that the New York - Seattle shuttle usually goes the other way. Ask Tino, Arod and Ichiro.

Hope he's happy. His agent surely is.”

emrogers on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:36:23

“I'm sure he realizes that. What you don't realize is that nopt many players want to play for the Yankees. Get it?”

Forester on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:29:59

“LOL You mentioned arod”

MaxDuPont on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:16:41

“Cano was smart to get away from the yankees - no way he's a dope. He did what's best for him in a brutal business organization that is quickly going nowhere.”
Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:52:54 in Business

“How does nodding off explain why, on the straightaway just before the deadman's curve, he was doing 82 mph in a 70 mph zone?”

bobbytrain on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:14:01

“Becuse on passenger trains times are set in stone and it takes overspeed to make it to the depot”

Ralf The Dog on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:14:34

“Most sleeping people don't look at the speedometer. It's hard to do when your eyes are shut.”
Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree To Huge Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree To Huge Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:18:57 in Sports

“One of the raps on Cano's game was that he wasn't always paying attention to what was going on.”
Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree To Huge Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Robinson Cano, Mariners Agree To Huge Deal, Pending Physical: REPORTS

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:18:09 in Sports

“He just flushed his legacy down the toilet.”
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