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Teen Tennis Star's Success Is A Powerful Argument Against Body-Shaming

Teen Tennis Star's Success Is A Powerful Argument Against Body-Shaming

Commented Jun 1, 2014 at 20:59:52 in Black Voices

“Organizations trying to police women's bodies is such toxic PR you'd think they'd learn their lesson. If an athlete can perform and isn't taking substances, back the F off.”
California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana 'Chaos'

California Moves One Step Closer To Ending Medical Marijuana 'Chaos'

Commented May 25, 2014 at 22:40:58 in Politics

“O M G! Just legalize it already! I heavily suspect many CA lawmakers are benefiting off the status quo, not unlike that international gunrunner CA state senator that was just arrested.”
Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Being Mistaken For Kitchen Help Just Made This Exec More Outspoken

Commented May 25, 2014 at 21:53:37 in Black Voices

“Not sure she was directly generalizing ~all~ Whites. We have seen overwhelming evidence in recent years of ~many~ Whites upset that "their" country is slipping out of their grasp. You need look no further than the follies of the current House. If the majority of whites thought as you did, it would translate into political reality.

What you have instead is politicians using dogwhistle language in 2014. Online comment sections filled with individuals obsessed with "what should be done" about other races. Nevermind that my ancestors, Blacks and Native Americans, have trod the earth of "their" country centuries and millenia, respectively.

While I respect and appreciate individuals such as yourself that want equality, you simply cannot equate white systemic racism to the resentment/disgust of the oppressed. That is not helping. It undercuts the oppressed, it reinforces the status quo. The racist relatives or neighbors you avoid at the barbecue/block party do not exist in a vacuum. They affect our lives negatively on a daily basis, and I'm not talking in terms of hurt feelings either.”

Jim in California on May 29, 2014 at 19:48:08

“I would also imagine that being black and successful is not an easy thing in this country. There is nothing that will erase the stain of slavery on our country. But,what I hope for with some of the inner-city black youth is that someone offers them some kind of hope aside from hip-hop and a "gangsta" mentality. It will not come from anywhere but within the black community. There has to be some other goals for young black kids to reach. If we all could be honest with each other, both races own a portion of perpetuating systemic racism and have a long way to go to overcome it.”

Jim in California on May 29, 2014 at 19:36:25

“I certainly agree with you on some of your points, but it is still damaging to generalize any portion of the population based on color. I think the "whites" you mention who are in fear of losing power is more of a generational or geographical issue as opposed to just color.”
Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Gay Marriage Ban

Federal Judge Strikes Down Oregon's Gay Marriage Ban

Commented May 19, 2014 at 16:56:28 in Politics

“Encouraging that many, though not all, states are declining to defend gay marriage bans. What a difference a decade makes!”
In New Video, Boko Haram Leader Declares War On World Leaders And Abraham Lincoln

In New Video, Boko Haram Leader Declares War On World Leaders And Abraham Lincoln

Commented May 12, 2014 at 14:07:29 in World

“How deplorable are the conditions in that country that this rabid madman could have any kind of following and manage to kidnap and then hold hostage 200 children for weeks?”
HGTV Drops Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' After Anti-Gay Views Are Unearthed

HGTV Drops Benham Brothers' 'Flip It Forward' After Anti-Gay Views Are Unearthed

Commented May 8, 2014 at 18:24:09 in Gay Voices

“I'm an agnostic gay man, but this seems to be a bit of a reach. Their father holds these views and as long as he wasn't affiliated the show, it should be fine. It seems from their statement as if they would follow the true Christian creed of love, not hate.”

Todd Englander on May 8, 2014 at 20:09:10

“Well, I'm ashamed to have you on MY team. As a gay man, I know the damage that hate-mongering speech does. You need to become a little more sensitive. Actually, a LOT more sensitive.”

EmmaDarian on May 8, 2014 at 18:43:57

“More about David:

"David Benham also protested a 2009 LGBT event in Charlotte, and has been active in anti-Muslim protests, referring to an Islamic center as a "den of iniquity.""

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/hgtv-cancels-flip-hosts-controversial-views-article-1.1784687#ixzz31AP7jTPv

DarkZephyr on May 8, 2014 at 18:32:43

“Oh and by the title of their show its clear they are very heavily influenced by their father, who's name is "Flip". The title of their show was going to be "Flip It Forward".”

DarkZephyr on May 8, 2014 at 18:31:32

“"In 2012, David Benham led a prayer rally outside the Democratic National Convention saying "homosexuality and its agenda that is attacking the nation," RWW reported. That same year he wrote a blog post equating opposition to same-sex marriage laws to the fight against the Nazi regime."

David Benham is one of the brothers, not the father.”
GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

Commented May 4, 2014 at 00:26:48 in Politics

“What's wrong with today's generation??? People are starting families on average Much later in life than ever before. Wages have been flat for 30 years and have not kept pace with inflation.
You're acting like rural young men with wives going into the military is some new phenomenon. Yeah- no, it isn't and nowadays it's usually that or Walmart et al.”

Mark M USA on May 4, 2014 at 09:59:19

“Where are wages flat? Not in my world they arent. I am easily making 5X what I did 30 yrs ago. My son is making 6 figures. I see young adults here making 50-75K in the energy industry. Even teens here making 10-12hr at 17-18-19 yrs old.

Did you vote democrat? remember elections have consequences and you get what you vote for. they say a person's vote is a reflection on themselves.

In 2014 try voting GOP and join the rest of us with great jobs with great wages and benefits.”
GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

Commented May 3, 2014 at 21:33:16 in Politics

“If your wife and children are on Food Stamps, YOU are on Food Stamps. Your name is right there on the SNAP application. Your response is ridiculous and evasive.

Ask yourself this: Men who may come back in body bags aren't paid enough to support a young family?”

Mark M USA on May 3, 2014 at 22:00:05

“WHY are new recruits getting married and leaving pregnant young wives behind knowing they are going to be deployed for long periods of time? How do they expect to support the wife and children on a recruits salary? They cant do it so they expect taxpayers to do it.
Responsible couples wait until they can afford to have children. They work, save, buy a home and then raise a family. too many on the left think the government should raise their family.
This is as bad as those in part time jobs thinking they should be making living wages when they have little education and no job experience. Again you get a job, work hard, move up to higher paying jobs then raise a family when you can afford it.
What is wrong with todays generation???”
Gabourey Sidibe's Speech On Confidence Is Incredibly Moving

Gabourey Sidibe's Speech On Confidence Is Incredibly Moving

Commented May 3, 2014 at 21:24:24 in Celebrity

“Everyone has the right to live life on their own terms. Would I like to see her shed a little weight, just for her health's sake? Sure.
But it is her choice and I pretty sure she is aware of the cost of her choices. How could she not be with so many armchair physicians?”
GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

GOP Senate Candidate Likens Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

Commented May 2, 2014 at 23:39:50 in Politics

“Dude, all I had to do was Google half your last sentence "military members are on food stamps"
http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/17/news/economy/military-food-stamps/

And that's over 5000 ACTIVE-duty service members. What about recently discharged vets?”

Mark M USA on May 3, 2014 at 11:38:02

“I think YOU need to learn to read. I said MILITARY members. You are saying military families. Vets are NOT active military.

Ask yourself why are military recruits getting married and getting their women pregnant when they clearly are making little money and will be heading off to deployment? They leave these pregnant women and babies for taxpayers to care for. Why should we be paying or their families when they know darn well they cant afford to support their families. Again lack of personal responsibility of these people.”
Darrell Issa Subpoenas John Kerry To Testify On Benghazi

Darrell Issa Subpoenas John Kerry To Testify On Benghazi

Commented May 2, 2014 at 18:08:02 in Politics

“This stuff was quixotic and old news... two years ago. A new email that pretty much exonerates Rice and the administration of lying about "failing" to protect its own with a republican-cut security budget in a warzone merely renders the controversy ever more asinine.”
Lindsey Graham Called White House Officials 'Scumbags' Over Benghazi

Lindsey Graham Called White House Officials 'Scumbags' Over Benghazi

Commented May 1, 2014 at 18:35:54 in Politics

“And still, Republicans cut the State department's security budget a few months prior.”

rwingjr on May 2, 2014 at 03:22:39

“And they did that with no support from the democrats.”

Bobby4242 on May 1, 2014 at 19:21:43

“They cut the funding for security three times. And eventually they were successful and some Americans were killed. Now they can blame it on Obama. Pretty much mission accomplished except the majority of American see though their garbage.”
South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye Apologizes Over Ferry Disaster

South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye Apologizes Over Ferry Disaster

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 19:59:35 in World

“The statement that the South Korean government could not have prevented this tragedy is not true. While the president is not directly responsible, there definitely needs to be a thorough review of maritime safety standards and enforcement.

Regulation is not a dirty word, it saves lives and prevents disasters like this one.”
This Swimmer Noticed A Shark Was Following Him; The Dolphins Noticed, Too

This Swimmer Noticed A Shark Was Following Him; The Dolphins Noticed, Too

Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 19:28:26 in Green

“Dolphins travel in groups and they are a match for just about any single ocean predator. A lone dolphin (or human) is very vulnerable but not helpless against a shark. Dolphin's tend to ram and tail bash large predators if pod size isn't a big enough deterrent, very effective strategy in groups.”
The Supreme Court Is About To Decide The Future Of Television

The Supreme Court Is About To Decide The Future Of Television

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 20:33:56 in Technology

“Are they selling content or the service of transmitting it? If they were selling content a la carte at different tiered rates then it would obviously be the former; but it is a flat rate for re-transmittal of public broadcasts.

The reach of the advertising on the transmitted networks is also extended at no cost to them, so the implied harm is dubious. Especially since the abandonment of broadcast networks is unlikely as they are already owned by Cable-ISP conglomerates that don't want to see a devaluation of one division at the expense of another. Finally, internet access becomes mandatory for "cord-cutters" so the money ends up in mostly the same hands anyway, it would seem.”
The Supreme Court Is About To Decide The Future Of Television

The Supreme Court Is About To Decide The Future Of Television

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 20:31:47 in Technology

“Are they selling content or the service of transmitting it? If they were selling content a la carte at different tiered rates then it would obviously be the former; but it is a flat rate for re-transmittal of public broadcasts.
The reach of the advertising on the transmitted networks is also extended at no cost to them, so the implied harm is dubious. Especially since the abandonment of broadcast networks is unlikely as they are already owned by Cable-ISP conglomerates that don't want to see a devaluation of one division at the expense of another. Finally, internet access becomes mandatory for "cord-cutters" so the money ends up in mostly the same hands anyway.”

Jond0 on Apr 21, 2014 at 22:19:06

“In this case it doesn't matter -- can't retransmit under the law. I guess we shall see for sure when scotus rules?”
NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

NSA Knew About And 'Exploited' Heartbleed For Years: Bloomberg

Commented Apr 11, 2014 at 23:39:45 in Technology

“The sorry state of affairs is we have absolutely no reason to believe otherwise.

Modern intelligence agencies don't seem to understand Ends do not justify the Means in the long run. I believe we are approaching a time where clandestine activities will be impossible to keep under wraps indefinitely.”
Millions More People Are Getting Health Insurance Because Of Obamacare, Survey Finds

Millions More People Are Getting Health Insurance Because Of Obamacare, Survey Finds

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 17:49:40 in Politics

“Great Idea! A quick cheat-sheet for others :

Angel Soft toilet paper
Brawny paper towels
Dixie plates, bowls, napkins & cups
Mardi Gras napkins and towels
Quilted Northern toilet paper
Soft ‘n Gentle toilet paper
Sparkle napkins
Vanity fair napkins
Zee napkins
Georgia-Pacific paper products & envelopes
All Georgia-Pacific lumber & building products
(INVISTA Products)
Lycra
Stainmaster Carpet

I will be avoiding these brands for sure.”
Elizabeth Warren Picks A Fight With Paul Ryan

Elizabeth Warren Picks A Fight With Paul Ryan

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 00:05:24 in Politics

“Ryan is nowhere near in the same league as Warren. I believe conservative intellectuals exist, but they have been drowned out by the incompetent lying clowns that have hijacked the party.
Ryan, "the financial intellectual" couldn't even put out a budget that balanced on paper. Super secret magic mumbo-jumbo was supposed to pay for tax cuts on the rich at the expense of the indigent. Too bad even the most draconian cuts to entitlements wouldn't put us in the black if the Kochs and Mittens have a lower effective tax rate than their employees.”
'Throw That Boy P***y' Released By Gay Rapper Fly Young Red (NSFW)

'Throw That Boy P***y' Released By Gay Rapper Fly Young Red (NSFW)

Commented Mar 26, 2014 at 23:15:45 in Gay Voices

“The background dancers' wardrobe and choreography is horrible. I couldn't tell what gender they are half the time because of the weird camera angles, too. The song was alright considering production value.”
Drone Attack Controversy: Obama Administration Wrestling With Whether To Target U.S. Terror Suspect

Drone Attack Controversy: Obama Administration Wrestling With Whether To Target U.S. Terror Suspect

Commented Feb 10, 2014 at 14:04:15 in Politics

“I think they should drop a Congressional subpoena on the compound, not a missile. Congress should pass a law that failure to appear before an investigative Congressional Hearing to answer for charges of treason/terrorism is a de facto renunciation of American citizenship and waiver of judicial due process.

There would be an exception that the accused could plead extraordinary circumstance due to credible, provable fear of extralegal action from the government and conduct the hearing with a live video conference. Failure to respond or adequately defend himself against government evidence would have the same outcome.

The accused would then be identified as an enemy combatant. Americans are already forbidden from joining armies hostile to the US, this would be a natural update to the law.”

Cizzle on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:14:43

“I really like that. F & F”
Obama: Media Tries To 'Divide And Splinter' American People (VIDEO)

Obama: Media Tries To 'Divide And Splinter' American People (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:43:25 in Media

“I've been thinking the same thing for a while. The media always needs a horse race and will over inflate anything they can to get eyeballs without regard to social responsibility.

Obama has made some missteps (NSA, giving Republicans the benefit of the doubt, etc.) like any president, but the -->website”
Tom Daley's Reported Relationship With Dustin Lance Black Slammed By Robert Oscar Lopez

Tom Daley's Reported Relationship With Dustin Lance Black Slammed By Robert Oscar Lopez

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 18:49:24 in Gay Voices

“Lol, ridiculous. Straight men date young women All the time. Maybe someone starts digging into Lopez past and see where he personally drew the age-gap line.”
What The Pentagon Means When It Says The U.S. Military Is 'Ready'

What The Pentagon Means When It Says The U.S. Military Is 'Ready'

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 01:56:34 in Politics

“Ridiculous, our military spending far outstrips all of our economic peers. We could cut defense spending in half and still be the most powerful, advanced military on earth.”

Tahut on Nov 30, 2013 at 08:34:52

“it's being mis-spent.

when Bu$h started to make himself a war president, he allowed the military to change it's from a from a global war strategy to a counterinsurgency one. A global strategy uses all forces pitted against an equally defensive force whereas a counterinsurgency focuses on specific goals of hide and seek to eliminate foes selectively ... and it's more costly because there's no measurement of success.

The DoD needs to get back to the basics and away from selective tactics ... the basics is cheaper than the exotic ... unfortunately it's the exotic that's winning the fundings in both DoD and Congress ... that means jobs in Congressional districts.”

Luuuke on Nov 30, 2013 at 05:57:51

“Keep tellin yourself that .......With half of your military hardware and personnel in and around the middle east ,the Benghazi killings that lasted nine or more hours was watched live by your commander in chief who had golf on his mind the whole time.....Is that the military you talkin about ?? or is it the successful endeavors in Vietnam , Afghanistan,Iraq,Pakistan and Libya with more than tens of thousands of military and civilian deaths ??? Must be some formidable military there you have uh ???”

rylege on Nov 30, 2013 at 03:28:57

“Yes, true. However, you are not accounting for all the black budget projects that keeps us ten to twenty years ahead of any of our rivals. If we want to maintain that lead, we have to spend some money. Remember, our superiority is not in having more equipment or a vast number of troops, but technology.”

KheSahn068 on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:14:12

“And you are still smoking that laced stogie from the 1960's, huh?”
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children In Legal Dispute With Andrew Young

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Children In Legal Dispute With Andrew Young

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 16:01:59 in Black Voices

“While I do believe the children have a right to protect their father's legacy, every time I hear about them they are either arguing with each other over the estate or taking legal action against someone else. They should show deference to a contemporary colleague of their father and work harder to solve these things amicably and privately.”

kaprock on Nov 28, 2013 at 16:23:30

“Well said.”
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