“No, age is not "just a number." It's a signpost that tells you your exit is growing closer. Face it.”
Wildaboutcanadageese on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:18:48
“Oh puleeze......I have been following some facegroup support pages for children dying and who died of cancer. 40 year old Paul Walker just died. If you think youth means the exit is necessarily far off your thinking is skewed.”
humaneisfact on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:11:08
“thats a silly way to look at it.It says alot about the individual in how they perceive growing older.There can be no chance for happiness if a person sees aging as just one day closer to the end.Too bad for them.”
Caroleeena on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:00:25
“Lots of people die young. That's reality. Face it.”
“One pillar of the US economy is the broadest possible participation. That's one reason to rationalize immigration, as well as a reason to continue unemployment benefits.”
analyst0042 on Dec 8, 2013 at 15:00:47
“Are you volunteering for extra taxes to pay for these additional benefits. If so decrease your exemptions and do not file for a refund. At least you would be putting your money where your mouth is. However, I doubt it. You are representative of those who have great ideas on how to spend other people's money.”
“With the administration so willing to roll the dice in regard to Israel's existential problem with Iran, don't expect Israel to welcome its involvement in regard to the Palestinians.”
CapSen on Dec 8, 2013 at 12:05:05
“Israel is not involved. There is no 'existential threat', that is a disgusting lie.
Israel is the one creating problems with its nukes and oppression of Palestinians.”
Never-The-Less on Dec 8, 2013 at 00:29:35
“Yes, the situation now is working out so well for the Palestinians, a few more decades and they will not have any land...”
Steve Rockett on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:20:52
“Existentialism is the belief that essence precedes existence. It is an higher level philosophical term that has as its foundation the concept that something must be thought of before it can be created. Don't feel bad, most people haven't a clue.”
Frank Eisenman on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:41:37
“I really don't care about what Israel's position is about this issue. We are not the Israel's government. If Israel is so concern about the agreement that was struck, then they should have been involved directly in the agreement process. instead, they boycoted it and screamd when a deal was made. Their government needs to step forward and actually start speaking for themselves.
We had the same issue with China up until the 70's where we weren't talking to them after Korean conflict and Vietnam. We offered to talk and they agreed to talk and the rest is history.”
“So, these Christians are facing legal harassment for holding to their moral values. And that is okay, why?”
AbigailT on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:28:37
“By the way there are REAL Christians out there that do not discriminate against gay customers. So what do you have to say about them??”
Doug Sandlin on Dec 7, 2013 at 19:52:41
“Because their legal obligations as business owners to serve their customers in a non-discriminatory manner have exactly nothing to do with their religious beliefs.
As with all religious Americans, these particular Christians have complete freedom to believe and to practice their religion -- right up until it runs afoul of the law.
Once that occurs, they are no longer "holding to their moral values" -- they are breaking the law.
If those Christian business owners feel that they must discriminate against gay people to hold true to their religious or moral values, they are of course free to do so -- they will just then face any legal consequences for breaking related laws. That's how it works, in this country.
It's fair to everyone.
Any business owner who refused service to Christians for any reason would be breaking the law in exactly the same way.
This isn't a moral or religious matter in any way -- simply a legal matter.”
Nathan Seibert-Pegues on Dec 7, 2013 at 19:27:27
“They are NOT facing legal harassment.
They are being held to the same laws that allow them to profit from selling their goods.
Legally making them ATTEND a gay wedding is harassment. Making them sell a cake, like they do to anyone else off the street, is called COMMERCE.
Your faith is yours and yours alone. You CANNOT use it as a club against others, and you CANNOT use it as a crutch when forced to comply with the law.
If they only want to sell cakes to people that they approve of, then they CANNOT sell to the general public, and must be either a members only organization or club, or be an official religious organization.
You "moral values" are personal. They aren't applicable when you decide to enter a secular society and provide goods and services to the public.
I am an atheist. I CANNOT refuse to serve a religious zealot just because I think that they are goofballs.”
loveyourlife on Dec 7, 2013 at 19:19:04
“So now they can only serve those who meet their moral standards? That would certainly encompass more than gays.”
Keri22421 on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:59:19
“They aren't facing "legal harassment" for their beliefs. They are being held accountable for their actions.”
BahtHarim on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:51:47
“Yeah, right. 50 years ago segregationists in the south were also holding on to their (perceived) moral values. Bigotry is wrong, no matter what form it takes.”
littlenietzsche on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:44:33
“Because we are not a nation of moral values we are a nation of laws and in this nation if you open a business you agree to not discriminate against the general public based on religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.”
ChristianLady1 on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:39:17
“They broke the law. Why do you think they should get away without having any consequences?”
bobymac on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:34:18
“it's called equality.”
joemondo on Dec 7, 2013 at 18:34:12
“They're not being harassed. They are charged because they broke a law, just like anyone else who violates the law is.”
“Here's the ultimate ACA nightmare, and many people may find themselves trapped in it: applicants manage to complete the process, but their data is not successfully transmitted to insurers, who don't know they exist. Applicants can't afford the premiums of the plans they find but expect subsides to kick in. Except that they don't. So they're on the hook to pay hefty premiums. And when they do show up for a doctor's visit . . . there is no trace of insurance coverage. So they're on the hook to pay for medical charges they can't afford. Snafus galore. Unacceptable.”
“Here's an appetizer that is good and good for you. Drain and rinse a can of garbanzos. Then drizzle with olive oil and stir in a little paprika and cayenne pepper. Then spread on a cookie sheet and bake until sizzling.”
“Many people signing up are experiencing sticker shock. On the other hand, the subsidy payment system designed to offset the costs doesn't even exist yet. I had high hopes for ACA, but now it's looking like a ship of fools.”
newddle on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:26:19
“we've waited for more than half a century to get close to something like the ACA to ease health care costs and to offer the hope of the best treatment for many more Americans. Cut the "ship of fools" some slack, dude. Massachusetts had similar problems in its rollout, and it wasn't initially as successful as Ocare. Stop being an impatient complaining child and grow some patience. Or maybe go help some people sign up.”
Andrew956 on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:11:44
“doesn't exist? that's silly”
trucker582 on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:03:29
“Hang in there, everything's going to be great in due time.”
momoftwodogs on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:03:01
“Sure you did Fox sheep.”
greylox on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:01:53
“*Citation? (Not phony stories, but true ones.)”
BIUSA on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:01:51
“I just signed up over the weekend and I am not sticker shock. $400 less than when I shopped for insurance a couple of years ago and the deductible is $1500. 2 years ago my insurance was over $700 and my deductible was 10k for the minimum coverage. Less profit less cost - common sense”
Lady of the Lake on Dec 4, 2013 at 16:00:52
“Hey Rag, That's half a story. The Republican side. Kids till 26, no lifetime limits, no pre-existing and many are thrilled with the reduction in cost and the accompanying subsidy. You need to work on telling the whole story not your selected half.”
“Considering the importance of the Affordable Care Act, the bush league rollout is disturbing in many ways. And now insurance companies are warning about the negative fallout from tons of error-filled applications already in the system. Yet the administration is all, "Don't worry, be happy."”
Shirley Ogburn on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:51:33
“Smile! You're on candid camera!”
december30 on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:49:39
“post like a f001, sound like a f001, is a foo1.”
rightasthedriven snow on Dec 3, 2013 at 18:44:49
“All Libs expect is to be lied to in a fashion that will allow them to sleep at night.”
“This article is utter nonsense. My cats are fully conversational. Nicky Nickelstein says "thank-you," "hi," "hello," "love you," and "no." His partner in crime roars like a lion and gets his point across perfectly. They absolutely come when called, and when I inquire, each will find the other for me. When asked if they'd like their favorite treat, they go to the pantry door and wait excitedly. They know what it takes to be house cats.”
“Americans understand that Iran has a long way to go to prove itself an ally. So why should it receive favors before it earns them? Just not smart to let it off the hook without positioning lots and lots of hoops for it to jump through.”
marecek on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:55:59
“This is where we always go wrong. We assume that WE are the boss, that it is up to everyone else to please us and meet our standards or they will "feel our wrath". The Bush administration indulged that idiocy, giving Americans false illusions that if we just bullied everybody, they would do our bidding. In the real world, things don't work that way. Diplomacy is a bilateral endeavor.”
MinderbinderMilo on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:47:05
“Iran is the enemy. Not any kind of a potential ally.”
“When China rather awkwardly moved to challenge the status quo recently, it created a very volatile situation. Let's hope the Obama administration has what it takes to steer a steady path around the many hazards.”
walkindude1981 on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:38:34
“There is always hope. Maybe Putin can help the Obama administration out like he did in Syria.”
“Cats are the most exciting, most magnificent creatures on earth, whether lion, leopard, or tabby.”
rlmyrtlb on Nov 30, 2013 at 11:18:57
“Well, love 'em all, but when think of magnificent, it has to be Ursus Maritimus first.
Due to global warming we'll lose him before the Big Cats maybe. Sagan has told us extinction is the norm, but what in the 'ell will this planet be like with few other mammals, et al. ....mostly human animals and insects????”
roads on Nov 30, 2013 at 09:51:26
“Agree....very interesting creatures. All of them.”
“" Iran's. . . arch-enemy Israel." Very interesting point. Iran's has indeed positioned itself as Israel's arch-enemy, but Israel has never positioned itself as Iran's arch-enemy. And by the way, why is no one holding Iran to account for decades of vile statements about Israel?”
Mary of Egypt on Nov 30, 2013 at 08:45:46
“Why is no commentator mention all of the anti-Arab and anti-Goyem bilge coming out of the Talmud and Israel?”
cincinnati on Nov 30, 2013 at 04:01:23
“kidd'n...?!?! Bibi and Neocon pals, including
vip politicians in the US, England, etc....threaten
to hit Iran and other Arab countries all the time !
And have staged major bombing in Iraq and
“Medicare already works. Why didn't they expand it to allow the uninsured to join at any age?”
eltrip on Nov 23, 2013 at 14:03:13
“Too easy. It's no big rescue for the US public. It's difficult to look like a hero for just extending a program. Histrionics is what this administration and politics in general is all about these days and just extending medicare doesn't have enough drama to it..”