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Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman On Late Show

Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman On Late Show

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 16:55:20 in TV

“I thought Arsenio Hall had a late night show? Am I missing something?”
Marijuana Brownie Bake Sale For Prom Dress Funds Could Get Teen Deported

Marijuana Brownie Bake Sale For Prom Dress Funds Could Get Teen Deported

Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 12:09:07 in Latino Voices

“"...got so sick that he had to be taken to the hospital" -- this is what is so frustrating to me. Some kid got a little too high, and instead of his friends/family helping him through it for a few hours, they take him to the hospital. No one can die from acute cannabis intoxication!”

mrs young on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:57:42

“If they did not know why he was "sick" (and who knows what that looked like) then yes he should go to the hospital. If they did know I pretty much agree with you.”

myj on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:20:20

“Dozens of high school kids had to be rush to the ER because they brought marijuana brownies from their fellow student. Most of the students didn't know it was made with marijuana. It is just as bad as making ex-lax brownies...”

adrianna123456 on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:13:30

“It pisses you off that family & friends send a violently sick child to the hospital? Priorities, priorities....”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Apr 2, 2014 at 10:28:44 in Politics

“Still waiting for ANY facts from you. Want to back up your unnecessary insult with...ANYTHING else?”
Nobody Would Eat These Foods If We Called Them By Their Honest Names

Nobody Would Eat These Foods If We Called Them By Their Honest Names

Commented Apr 1, 2014 at 23:24:55 in Taste

“"Engorged" in this case means "eat to excess" and refers to the duck, not its liver. The duck is force-fed its entire (short) life so its organs become fatty.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 13:38:57 in Green

“Still waiting for you to back up your claims. The real argument here isn't whether domestic and feral cats are the PRIMARY cause of songbird population declines/crashes. The point is that newly published data indicate that, at the very least, depredation by cats is a major factor affecting songbird populations, on the order of that caused by other known factors like radio towers. Cats may not be the MOST severe threat to songbirds, but the threat is certainly large enough to warrant investigating and implementing potential solutions to this crisis (yes, this is a crisis).”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 17:01:55 in Green

“Please share the peer-reviewed source material that supports your claims.

Here's a review paper on the subject from a few years ago:
http://www.shop.abcbirds.org/abcprograms/policy/cats/pdf/impacts_of_free_ranging_domestic_cats.pdf
Is The Universe A Hologram? Physicists Say It's Possible

Is The Universe A Hologram? Physicists Say It's Possible

Commented Dec 11, 2013 at 17:50:22 in Science

“This is old news.”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 20:47:57 in Politics

“One reason his argument is so weak is that those who question the official 9/11 story do not necessarily blame 9/11 on the Bush Administration. The Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth group that Chomsky attempts to discredit clearly state, for instance, that they assign no blame but simply seek a more rigorous investigation. I, personally, think that the facts APPEAR to point towards a decentralized number of governmental and private sector interests that have become trapped in a perpetual motion machine that has enormous power and huge "momentum" (representing the "military industrial complex"). I really don't know what happened that day. I want a better investigation and more transparency before I would ever feel comfortable believing many of the purported facts of the official story.”

traceymarie on Nov 26, 2013 at 20:51:35

“rotflmao, I did not believe that you truthers still were so ignorant”
Saul Zelaznog, Serial Dine-And-Dasher, Gets Facebook Shamed By Brewer's Cabinet Bar [UPDATED]

Saul Zelaznog, Serial Dine-And-Dasher, Gets Facebook Shamed By Brewer's Cabinet Bar [UPDATED]

Commented Aug 2, 2013 at 13:52:08 in Small Business

“I'll bet you anything this guy votes republican and is by no means left wing.”

pick1967 on Aug 3, 2013 at 12:18:10

“I'd be surprised if this guy votes at all.”

blaine d on Aug 2, 2013 at 14:30:05

“I'll bet you he shamelessly bilks the government for all it's worth, just like he does private enterprise (a.k.a, a liberal democrat)”
Look-Alike UFOs Videotaped Over Missouri And Arizona (VIDEO)

Look-Alike UFOs Videotaped Over Missouri And Arizona (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 09:28:41 in Weird News

“I witnessed an event almost identical to this in northern Virginia back in 2002 with two friends. We had no idea how to explain it - in that case, the lights accelerated and decelerated so fast as to seemingly defy the laws of physics - and still talk about it to this day.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 11:22:01 in Green

“It makes me sad that so many people don't have a basic understanding of Ecology or biodiversity and the value of ecosystem services. What a shame. You have no idea what you're talking about and no amount of reason or  facts will ever change your mind. Minds like yours are the reason for the ecological crises throughout the world. ”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 31, 2013 at 08:49:26 in Green

“makes perfect sense, but maybe my sister's cat is weird and different? It'll come in with a mouse or something and trot around the whole house in a proud-looking posture with the animal in its mouth, but never offer it to my sister. I've been trying to figure out what that means.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 19:29:08 in Green

“You have no idea how much or little research I have done. I am a wildlife biologist and have been vegan for 11 years. I read all day. I don't own a television. I know what I'm talking about, and my arguments are not based on emotional attachment or stubbornness and inability to admit being wrong. My arguments are based on pure ecology and population dynamics. This isn't isn't choosing one animal to save another. It's a proposal to control a severe threat to MANY species of threatened songbirds. ”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 19:24:48 in Green

“I really don't care why cats hunt, whether for food, for fun, out of boredom, to maintain a territory, whatever. That isn't the point. All that matters is that they are nonnative introduced predators with which our native wildlife did not evolve. Just because cats are natural hunters doesn't mean they belong in  the ecosystem. We are causing the extinctions of native species because our love of cats blinds us to the fact that they're doing severe damage to the ecosystem. It isn't the cats' faults, it's our fault. I'm all about individual animal rights, but I'm more about ecosystem rights. Why don't you animal lovers care as much for our native wildlife as you do your pets? Isn't that extremely selfish and narrow-minded? Are you just so stubborn that you can't admit that you were wrong about something, so you just stick to side arguments like correcting my asserted reason for why well-fed cats hunt without killing? I love cats. I love dogs, I love pets. But I turn off my emotional bond to these domestic animals to look at the situation rationally. Our cats are contributing to the extinction of our native wildlife. Fact. We introduced the cats to the environment. Fact. It's our fault that our cats are killing our native wildlife. Fact. We need to rectify this situation or else our future generations will never hear the beautiful songs of countless species that we've wiped off the face of the earth.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 19:10:58 in Green

“Yes, human behavior is causing it, exactly! But one of those human behaviors is allowing non-native mammalian predators to decimate local songbird populations and looking the other way because of a naive belief that it's "natural." Cats kill many more than you think. Of course radio towers and skyscrapers and pesticides and habitat destruction all kill songbirds. But what the science is now showing is that domestic cats may be the primary force driving these declines.”

MarcEdward on Jan 30, 2013 at 19:28:02

“No science does not show that at all. Biggest killer are the radio towers. Just an FYI, I've owned a lot of cats (partly because we used to care for the "feral cats" people dumped on our land), most of them are not bird hunters. Frog hunters, mouse hunters, lizard hunters, rat hunters, toad hunters all yes, but most cats lack the brains and skills to catch birds. Even the stupid mocking birds know how to chase cats away from their nests.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 17:26:34 in Green

“Because our songbirds are going extinct. That's why. Any if a cat brings home a trophy, that means the cat didn't eat the killed animal.”

jkgar1216 on Jan 30, 2013 at 17:56:10

“The trophy was almost always alive and the cat would play with it before killing and eating. I never saw her not eat all or a portion of the kill.

Song birds, there in my backyard at the feeders. Then occasionally a hawk shows up in the winter and quess what he get a meal also. So just do not blame all the bird problems on cats or man, hawks have to eat too. By the way most hawks are protected by the government.”

MarcEdward on Jan 30, 2013 at 17:39:49

“(1) Cats don't bring home trophies, they bring home food for us humans who they think are too big and clumsy to hunt(2) I keep hearing about "song bird extinction", but in truth it's human behavior that's doing it. Radio towers kill millions of migrating songbirds. What song birds have been declining exclusively because of cats? I doubt there are any”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 17:23:47 in Green

“It isn't the "balance of nature" because many songbirds and small mammal populations are declining toward extinction. Domestic cats were introduced to the ecosystem and organisms that evolved without super-predators like them. And domestic cats who are already well fed tend to kill for fun and not for energy. Not at all the "balance of nature" as you purport.”

jonesm776 on Jan 30, 2013 at 17:51:37

“You obviously have done some very one-sided, uninformed, research. And for the record, I hate that they eat small birds and beautiful baby bunnies,etc. But cats do not kill for fun, they kill for food or territory, not for fun. It is sad, we may not like it, but how do you choose to kill one animal to save another? People that are not resonsible pet owners and do not get their cat spayed or neutered are the problem.”

MarcEdward on Jan 30, 2013 at 17:38:12

“What small mammal populations are "declining towards extinction"? Rats? Mice? Come on, there's no shortage of small rodents, they "breed like rats" as the saying goes.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 17:01:21 in Green

“Thanks Jacmed! I'll try your suggestions. Her cats are tame, indoor/outdoor, and one of them has a history of killing birds to show off to my sister (not to eat). ”

jacmed on Jan 30, 2013 at 18:22:46

“It's not really showing off, Matayo - when a cat brings its human the prey it has killed it is meant as a food offering, a sign that the cat considers the human as more or less a "helpless cat," something on the order of a kitten that can not yet hunt for itself! And that's not me saying that - I've read that in a number of books written by cat experts.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 16:59:03 in Green

“Seriously, you're just thinking with your emotions while my argument is based on science. Native and migratory songbirds are declining, partly because of our cats. It's a fact. And it isn't the "natural order of things" to introduce a subsidized superpredator into an ecosystem. My house will never be infested with rodents and snakes and pigeons because I understand ecology. As long as I don't provide resources for them, they have no reason to move in. "We people" aren't nuts. We just argue that if "you people" cared about all animals and all ecosystems equally, you'd understand that outdoor cats are indeed a problem. But unfortunately stubborn people like you  who think with their emotions will never admit that they were wrong about something, so when they hear facts that contradict their world view they experience cognitive dissonance and just shut down reason. ”

Jessica Renee Fields on Jan 31, 2013 at 13:08:34

“Outdoor cats are "natural" songbirds getting killed is natural. No you should not "introduce" a bunch of cats into an ecosystem in which they do not fit, but sorry. USA does not fit that bill. My point is simple; stop worrying about cats. There's plenty of other problems. And saying that we need to make it illegal to have "out door" cats is beyond ridiculous and saying that we should go out and kill all the feral cats in the world is 10 times worse then a cat killing a bird because it is in it's nature. We should simply continue to get our cats fixed and catch and fix feral cats then re-release them into the environmet to try to control the population, but at the same time; We NEED cats. Do we want to deplete the cat population then have an overflow of mice and rats and snakes and SONG BIRDS! Yeah... cause that doesn't bring back memories of the Black Plaque. You should re-read what the article says. It calls cats murderers and mentions euthanizing them. Humans are murderers, not cats. And I am an animal lover. All animals, but I don't assume that one animal is more important than the other. I also don't always assume that it's not "natural" for a group of animals to decline because they cannot protect themselves from a predator. That is nature and it is not people's jobs to save the day by blaming the predator. New Zealand also came”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 10:54:46 in Green

“Of course it's murderous. The native birds did not evolve with wild domestic cats around. Simply spaying and neutering isn't enough because it doesn't address the problem of people releasing unwanted cats into the wild. I hope you realize that your yard is a death trap- you're luring birds to your yard with your feeder, and your cat(s) end up killing them. Our migratory birds are suffering form anthropogenic stresses in so many ways... they deserve the right to live without our feline superpredators. I love cats too, but they belong indoors. It's better for the ecosystem, and it's better for the cat! Being outdoors is dangerous and reduces your cats' lifespans.”

Constantyne Wyre on Jan 30, 2013 at 14:12:44

“Yes, I DO put my bird feeders at ground level, or lean a ladder to the side, just so my cats can reach em... Duh. My Moey lived to be almost 20 years of age, he brought me a snake, a dead possum, and several mice and moles, but never a bird. I've probably killed more birds with my windshield. Cats do NOT specifically belong indoors, all the time, all their lives, it depends on where you live. I bought my house in the country in order to allow my cats some daytime, outdoors time. Life is not always about quantity, but quality.”
Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Domestic Cats Kill Billions Of Mice And Birds Per Year, Study Estimates

Commented Jan 30, 2013 at 10:49:52 in Green

“Thank you for being a responsible cat owner! I'm a conservation biologist and my sister has two outdoor cats... she just doesn't get it. I wish I could get through to her!”

jacmed on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:12:13

“Try this, Matayo - it worked for me when one of my neighbors let his cats roam. I called Streets & Sanitation in our community to find out how many dead cats they pick up off the side of the road every week - it turned out that the average was about 11. Even in rural areas cats do get hit by cars. Furthermore, roaming cats are also in danger from packs of dogs that have become feral. If your sister loves her cats she might just listen. Then there is the possibility of her cats picking up diseases and/or fleas/ticks, etc. and bringing them into the house. However, if they are strictly outdoor cats who are never allowed inside, then that's not a problem. In that case, they are actually feral cats even if she feeds them, which only serves to supplement their natural diet of rats, mice, birds, etc. In that case, however, I hope that she has at least had them neutered.”

Jessica Renee Fields on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:04:09

“Seriosly.... cats are not a problem.... cats are suppossed to hunt. it's called nature... last time I checked biologists aren't suppossed to stop the natural order of things... I don't see Animal Planet saving baby Cheetahs before they die in the wild, do you... You people are nuts... blaming cats for enviromental problems.... I hope your house gets infested with rats and snakes and pigeons.... then you will wish you had a cat... worry more about all the animals you run over "on accident" this year then the animals a cat kills to eat.”
Melinda Herman, Mom Who Shot Intruder, Inspires Gun Control Foes

Melinda Herman, Mom Who Shot Intruder, Inspires Gun Control Foes

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 14:13:28 in Crime

“Just to be clear, you think that death is the most appropriate punishment for a burglary?”

carolwall56 on Jan 10, 2013 at 16:51:00

“This thug had 6 previous arrests. Sounds like a career criminal who has already overused his "fair share" of hard working people's tax dollars. Now he's laying in a hospital on life support. Who's paying that bill? We are, that is who. At what point do we stop letting thugs drain the system?

He obviously had more on his mind than burglary, or he would not have persued the woman and her kids.

Yes, a man who would break and enter another's home and go after their kids is not someone who's going to get my sympathy if the homeowner kills him.”

Karen Leibowitz Stearns on Jan 10, 2013 at 16:24:34

“No judge would administer a death sentence as a "punishment" upon conviction of that crime. Notwithstanding, an intruder who breaks and enters a home with occupants, who happen to be armed, takes the occupants as they are, and assumes the risk of serious injury or death. I don't see any problem allocating the risk of death or injury on the wrongdoer. If you don't want to die for committing a burglary, don't do the crime!

And it is a shame that taxpayers have to shoulder the burden of paying for this man's misdeeds.”

granthamplaster1 on Jan 10, 2013 at 15:31:43

“You don't know what his motives were- the fact is he could have burglarized the bottom floor (as most people have their sound systems, tv's and other valuable pawnable items- but he didn't. I think assuming he went there to "only" burglarize is sympathizing with a criminal whose motives are unknown. Then again, it doesn't matter as one is protected under the Constitution to protect themselves, family and property without having to have the criminal detail his intent.”

jerryleesmall on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:37:23

“Not necessarily but if he lives she could loose everything in a law suit and if he died he couldn't sue.”

iuriggs6 on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:31:12

“If it was simply a burglary, why was the criminal hunting them down thru out the house?”

ms eve on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:30:55

“I am not a gun person at all, but in a case like this, absolutely yes. There is no way to determine whether he might have choked, raped, or even killed this woman and her children if she weren't able to protect herself and them. That's what mothers do - protect their kids.”

Stewww on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:26:37

“If the burglar chases my wife and kids into the crawl space? Damn skippy. If he was intent on just robbing the house, why did he continue pursuing the victims here? He had every round coming to him.”

ericg10101 on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:23:45

“Sounds good to me...”

stderr on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:21:32

“> Just to be clear, you think that death is the most appropriate
> punishment for a burglary?
>
It's never been clear why he was hunting the mother and her children down in the house. If he just wanted to steal the TV, why didn't he do that? This all had to happen before the cops could get there so it wasn't like he was dilly dallying around the house looking for things that a burglar would want.

Regarding whether or not the death penalty is fair for home burglary, no it's not fair but then this isn't the death penalty, this is a defensive shooting. If you burglarize a home in the US, you know that your odds of running into firearms are not remote.”

ec135t2 on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:21:10

“You are involved with a home invasion, yes death is a suitable punishment. It you are involved in burglary, car jackings, home invasions then you probably dont really have anything positive to offer the world.”
Orly Taitz Sues To Stop Electoral College Vote

Orly Taitz Sues To Stop Electoral College Vote

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 20:46:24 in Politics

“It's great to learn, because knowledge is power!”
Orly Taitz Sues To Stop Electoral College Vote

Orly Taitz Sues To Stop Electoral College Vote

Commented Dec 13, 2012 at 16:22:48 in Politics

“The Vice President of the United States is the President of the U.S. Senate, which is why he or she casts a tie-breaking Senate vote.”

Sugarballs on Dec 14, 2012 at 20:39:12

“Oh wow, I didn't even see the word "senate"! I read over it and thought it had said states. And I did not know that about the role of vice president. I stand corrected and a little smarter.”
'Freaks And Geeks': Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Linda Cardellini And Busy Phillips Look Back

'Freaks And Geeks': Judd Apatow, Paul Feig, Linda Cardellini And Busy Phillips Look Back

Commented Dec 7, 2012 at 20:58:16 in TV

“How is it that this work of brilliance as well as Arrested Development were both cancelled far too early... yet garbage like Chuck Lorre's formulaic sitcoms with laugh tracks are on for years or a decade. You can blame the networks, but we should also blame the viewers. Most Americans can't handle subtlety, satire, introspection, or realism because we've been training ourselves to have short attention spans and to avoid cognitive dissonance. Our intelligence and critical thinking skills seem to be lagging behind the rest of the developed world. I am so thankful that I can now avoid the trap of network and cable television... I used to be addicted to it. It is a real addiction, comparable to chemical substance abuse. I even went through withdrawal-like symptoms. I encourage everyone to get rid of cable/satellite/antenna television and only occasionally watch quality shows or movies online. It is so liberating. Television is really holding us all back.”
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