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Lab-Grown Vaginal Organs Successfully Implanted Into 4 Teens

Lab-Grown Vaginal Organs Successfully Implanted Into 4 Teens

Commented Apr 13, 2014 at 07:56:36 in Healthy Living

“It's still gonna cost you an eyelid.”
Chris Christie Apologizes For 'Occupied Territories' Remark, Says He 'Misspoke'

Chris Christie Apologizes For 'Occupied Territories' Remark, Says He 'Misspoke'

Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 19:16:59 in Politics

“absolutely, it's multifaceted and complicated, but it was just refreshing to hear an opinion that realizes that all situations are like that. Most people never ask the 2 most important questions when trying to decipher the "news"we see on the net... especially this site in particular (or so it seemed before your post):
-How do you know what you know (original article author)?
-Who has something to gain from this "story" getting attention?

Those 2 questions make finding any sort of truth difficult,,, when all we seem to have access to anymore is commercialized, agenda-based and funded, infotainment.”

Helloise on Mar 31, 2014 at 20:19:44

“Yes, it's especially ironic that we live in a society where we are bombarded with media and information 24/7 and yet if one wants to get anywhere close to the "truth", or at least exposure to the complexity of any given situation or topic, one has to work pretty darn hard to learn enough to begin to consider oneself "informed". ”
Chris Christie Apologizes For 'Occupied Territories' Remark, Says He 'Misspoke'

Chris Christie Apologizes For 'Occupied Territories' Remark, Says He 'Misspoke'

Commented Mar 31, 2014 at 14:06:18 in Politics

“I stopped posting a while back....that post brought me back, Lynn.

I'm ambivalent when it comes to Crimea,
1. Putin may have Al Capone-like attributes.
2. Crimea is very important to Russia from a strategic-basis.
however,
2. Crimea is part of the old Soviet Block
3. Crimea has hosted a large navel base for Russia even as part of Ukraine.
4. Crimea has a large Russian speaking, (ethnic Slav?) population.

I know this may seem off the wall but I imagine what the US would do if say Texas were to succeed from the US and then years later have a civil war. Wouldn't the US feel a responsibility to step in...whether it be "for the welfare of the people" or the oil.... I imagine the US reaction would be the same. That doesn't legitimize anything by the way, in either disputed/occupied territories, just because the US would do it, certainly doesn't make it just or right.”

Helloise on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:51:14

“I hear you, Sam and don't disagree with most of your points. It's much more complicated than it is being presented and I only used it as an example to point out what I see as a double standard coming from the neo con set, many of whom are ardent about Israel and refuse to acknowledge any other perspective than theirs when it comes to rights or legitimacy. ”
Change.org Changing: Site To Drop Progressive Litmus Test For Campaigns, Say Internal Documents (UPDATE)

Change.org Changing: Site To Drop Progressive Litmus Test For Campaigns, Say Internal Documents (UPDATE)

Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 21:13:02 in Politics

“Who can blame them? There is so much money being thrown around, it's understandable they'd want in on some Citizen's United dough. They are cashing in on a site that has been irrelevant since Obama was elected, and it's probably not going anywhere after this election cycle either. Take the techno-muppets money, sell their conservative nonsense to non-existent viewers, and laugh all the way to the bank knowing that they spent a lot of money on nothing.”
Kathie Lee Gifford Addresses Dropping Puppy On 'Today' Show (VIDEO)

Kathie Lee Gifford Addresses Dropping Puppy On 'Today' Show (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 02:10:01 in Media

“Next on Today: Another hour of vapid nonsense to ignore while you're waiting at the doctors office... With Kathy Lee!”

nfatt1 on Oct 13, 2012 at 13:20:26

“Ever consider changing doctors ?”
'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Was Taught How To Cook Meth

'Breaking Bad' Star Bryan Cranston Was Taught How To Cook Meth

Commented Oct 12, 2012 at 14:33:47 in TV

“HEY NOW Huffpost, you know I love you; but, how about you give Howard some occasional credit in your headlines. Seems only fair since you take stories from his show at least once a week.

Since most people don't read past the headline, it's borderline plagiarism. Howard knows you're doing it, and you do not want to make Stern and his fans mad. Trust me, it will not end well (although it would be highly entertaining).”

mabinog on Oct 12, 2012 at 16:48:48

“wow, dude, get a life man before Howie gets a restraining order.”
Damien Hirst's 'Verity' Sculpture Arrives In Devon, Against UK Citizens' Best Efforts (NSFW, PHOTOS)

Damien Hirst's 'Verity' Sculpture Arrives In Devon, Against UK Citizens' Best Efforts (NSFW, PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 10, 2012 at 19:12:50 in Arts

“Took the shtick a little too far... NSFW label AND censoring in the Arts section of a liberal website. Please.”
'Bagel Head' Saline Forehead Injections: Japan's Hot New Beauty Trend? (VIDEO)

'Bagel Head' Saline Forehead Injections: Japan's Hot New Beauty Trend? (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 11:42:30 in Style

“I hope this is an Onion article... Call me culturally insensitive, but willingly implanting a giant abscess on one's forehead is insane.”
Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy 'In The Light Of Day' -- After The Election

Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy 'In The Light Of Day' -- After The Election

Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 01:05:04 in Politics

“It's not really your money... its Uncle Sam's dough to squander in any way he chooses. Because you may make more than some and carry a higher burden doesn't mean suddenly you have the option to decide where that money goes. Unless you get into politics or lobbying.... then it's a different story..”
Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy 'In The Light Of Day' -- After The Election

Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy 'In The Light Of Day' -- After The Election

Commented Aug 15, 2012 at 00:53:30 in Politics

“Bull-"we want feedback from Americans about what priorities in the tax code should be kept, and what special interest loopholes we want to get rid of"

Real-"We are going to let all you rich folks out there make us an offer if you wish to enjoy your current exemptions."”
Sexual Orientation: Eyes Reveal Who's Straight & Who's Gay, Study Suggests

Sexual Orientation: Eyes Reveal Who's Straight & Who's Gay, Study Suggests

Commented Aug 5, 2012 at 22:22:25 in Science

“Off to the app race boys!”
Jesse Michener, Mom, Aims To Change School Policy After Kids Are Severely Sunburned

Jesse Michener, Mom, Aims To Change School Policy After Kids Are Severely Sunburned

Commented Jun 24, 2012 at 11:27:47 in Parents

“It really is sad that nobody at the school intervened; but, today, it all comes down to fear of litigation. It's the what-if scenarios or unintended consequences that teachers and administrators have to constantly be concerned with. What if the child has an allergic reaction to the sunscreen? What if a teacher applies sunscreen to a student and is later accused of touching said student inappropriately? I know those 2 scenarios seem unlikely, but they both could end with a lawsuit and/or someone losing their job and reputation.

The bottom line though is this- the mother should have known better than to let her daughter with albinism attend a track and field day without sunscreen regardless of the weather that morning. Yes the school's policy seems ridiculous, but it's a catch-22. The school could relax their restrictions in response to this incident, only to be sued next year after a kid has an allergic reaction to a teacher's sunscreen.”

lifepanels on Jun 24, 2012 at 11:32:52

“It's more than just a school policy, it's usually a state law that all schools must adhere to. Fixing the law is the best approach. Sometimes laws go overboard until an episode happens that makes the law questionable.”
Karen Huff Klein Bullying Video: Upsetting Footage Causes Community Outrage (VIDEO) (UPDATE)

Karen Huff Klein Bullying Video: Upsetting Footage Causes Community Outrage (VIDEO) (UPDATE)

Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 10:15:39 in Education

“My question is this- what on earth were they thinking placing this woman in that position to begin with? Isn't the bus monitor's role to prevent bullying or intervene when it's happening? That's not the type of job for this woman (obviously). They need to get a retired prison guard or at least someone who can handle verbal abuse.

Yes the kids are terrible, but the school district should have never placed this woman on that bus to begin with.”

Cycoblitz on Jun 22, 2012 at 11:08:06

“let's blame her for what happened. ok? what do yuo think she should have done? Kicked them off the bus? there were several of those verballoy abusive kids. We think we would have done it differently. their words hurt.

Blame is out. Accountability is in. what if they had phsically abused her? what then? Like a pacdk of dogs, they all jump on the quietest. didn't want it any worse now do we?”

rbailey67 on Jun 22, 2012 at 10:45:26

“I agree Sam. I am retired US Army Special Operations and I wish to God I was on that bus so I could have shown those little punks what a real man would do in response to that display of nonsense!!!! These kids obviously have no home training and respect for their elders, AT ALL!!!!!”
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Sarah Palin Slams Barack Obama For Exchange With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev

Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 22:15:50 in Politics

“How many more minutes of fame are we going to allow this woman? She is irrelevant. end of story.”
Bank Of America Executive: N.C. Gay Marriage Ban Would 'Have A Disastrous Effect' (VIDEO)

Bank Of America Executive: N.C. Gay Marriage Ban Would 'Have A Disastrous Effect' (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 16:56:18 in Business

“Although I agree with BoA's opinion, it's pretty obvious that they are using this social issue for their own PR gain.

Thanks BoA, but I don't buy it. You may be a corporate monster that is all for gay rights (and dollars); but you're the same corporate monster you were yesterday.

The trust is gone.”
huffingtonpost entry

Tacocopter Aims To Deliver Tacos Using Unmanned Drone Helicopters

Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 16:42:35 in Technology

“Overhead + liability insurance + skilled employees + all the normal expenses for a restaraunt= insanely expensive tacos... brilliant!”

wwhatever747 on Mar 26, 2012 at 19:04:45

“$12 per taco then.”
Nokia Lumia 900 Release Date And Price Confirmed By AT&T

Nokia Lumia 900 Release Date And Price Confirmed By AT&T

Commented Mar 26, 2012 at 16:11:52 in Technology

“I think what Microsoft isn't realizing is that many droid and Iphone users have already shelled out money for apps... Apps they get to keep as long as they stick with Android or Apple. For me, it doesn't matter how cheap the phone is- the microsoft OS is a deal breaker (unless it can be rooted and ported to ICS).”

TonkaMan97 on Mar 27, 2012 at 00:17:48

“You seem to forget that the majority of americans don't have any kind of smartphone. This is the market Microsoft is going for, the new smartphone users.”

NHBill on Mar 26, 2012 at 16:22:53

“They more than realize it.
They want to be the third format in when both "VHS" AND "Beta" are galloping successes.
But we live in a "Post PC Era" and either Microsoft becomes a player or it becomes irrelevant.
Seeing as it's stock price has barely budged in the last 10 years it's looking like the latter.”
Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fight: Concert-Goers Brawl During Performance

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Fight: Concert-Goers Brawl During Performance

Commented Mar 11, 2012 at 11:12:23 in Chicago

“Alternate Title: Group of college students on a mandatory visit to the Symphony experience a brief moment of joy and elation.”

GraniteSkyline on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:22:37

“Except that the fight was between a 67 year-old man and a 30-something man over seating according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The younger man was arrested.”
Donald Trump: Sacha Baron Cohen's Oscars Stunt Was 'Disgraceful'; Was Once Pranked By Comedian (VIDEO)

Donald Trump: Sacha Baron Cohen's Oscars Stunt Was 'Disgraceful'; Was Once Pranked By Comedian (VIDEO)

Commented Feb 28, 2012 at 17:35:50 in Comedy

“On a scale of disgracefulness, I would place the Donald's mock presidential bid to promote his TV show at the top. The ash stunt is pale in comparison.”
James Blake Talks Why American Dubstep Is Not Really For 'Frat-Boys' In Advance Of Tibet House Concert

James Blake Talks Why American Dubstep Is Not Really For 'Frat-Boys' In Advance Of Tibet House Concert

Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 02:57:23 in Home

“Right... Dubstep = Aphex Twin circa 95 + the wobble.”

garystartswithg on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:02:43

“Cool -- now you can get all the hate.
I have noticed the critics of dub are late 20s -- the emos/hipsters apparently hate dub. Its the rockers vs the mods and David Grohl is even in on it leading the rockers -- they recorded their new album in his million dollar state of the art studio he calls "the garage". Hes that dedicated to posing.”
BitTorrent Movies: 'My Daily Downloads Are Illegal -- For Now'

BitTorrent Movies: 'My Daily Downloads Are Illegal -- For Now'

Commented Jan 21, 2012 at 15:08:38 in Home

“Torrents are dangerous to use- they are easily trackable by the RIAA and MPAA. Lately, it doesn't seem like they have been as aggresive slapping lawsuits on alleged offenders; but, instead they are sending C&D notices to their ISP's. Although all service providers have different policies, mine has a 3-strike policy where you lose access after the 3rd C&D.

Torrents are a bad idea when it comes to potentially getting busted. Basically you are sharing your IP address with all the other people who are downloading that particular file at that particular time. If one of the other downloaders happens to be working for MPAA/RIAA, then your IP address gets logged and your ISP gets notified.

Direct downloads/streams are not fool proof either, but they are safer... atleast for the time being.”

Spudszilla on Jan 21, 2012 at 18:21:49

“Unless of course you get a good blacklist program like PeerGuardian, and then assuming you keep it updated, you'll be safe from being tracked.”
Bryan Fischer Of American Family Association: 'Poppers' And Promiscuous Gay Sex Cause AIDS (VIDEO)

Bryan Fischer Of American Family Association: 'Poppers' And Promiscuous Gay Sex Cause AIDS (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 15:47:01 in Gay Voices

“Here's a little known fact- after WWII the concentration camps in Germany were not completely liberated. Under "Paragraph 175" homosexuality was still a crime, so many gay men were moved from concentration camps to prisons where they continued to serve sentences for their "crimes".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paragraph_175
Lana Del Rey On SNL: Internet Sensation Bombs On Her U.S. TV Debut (VIDEO)

Lana Del Rey On SNL: Internet Sensation Bombs On Her U.S. TV Debut (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 15, 2012 at 12:45:40 in Home

“good point... I think that it was a mistake to go on SNL before she had already broken into the American market- most people didn't know what to expect and understated artists aren't the norm.

I'm a vocalist and honestly I didn't think that her performances were all that bad considering she had no back-tracking or backup singers, and it was mixed very heavily on her vocals.

I feel bad for her- it's one thing for an established artist to bomb on SNL, but this could seriously hurt her chances of breaking into the American market.”
huffingtonpost entry

Eric James Borges, Gay Teen Filmmaker, Commits Suicide One Month After Producing 'It Gets Better' Video

Commented Jan 12, 2012 at 22:08:31 in Gay Voices

“Yeah, I'm sure there is more to the story. One of the problems I have with IGB is that I think it could foster the sense of being a perpetual victim for some. "Keep your head down, put up with the abuse. Then, one day, you'll be in a loving relationship with fabulous friends, out and proud." That can be a great message for the right person; however, for some people it doesn't get better fast enough.

I really respect Dan and all the work he has done- I'm sure IGB has helped countless number of kids... sadly, until we as a society can evolve, some will fall through the cracks.”

Counterglow on Jan 12, 2012 at 23:42:40

“I'm not gay, so I doubt I'll ever know what he went through. You raise an excellent point, though.”
Medical Marijuana: Federal Crackdown, Similar To That In California, Begins In Colorado

Medical Marijuana: Federal Crackdown, Similar To That In California, Begins In Colorado

Commented Jan 12, 2012 at 18:58:46 in Denver

“Sick people should buy their weed from the CIA, just like everyone else.”
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