“No, as sitting on the floor for her would have been difficult and painful to get there and even more difficult and painful to get up, even with help. When you, or your mother, is this age, you'll be much more sympathetic and understand.”
J LaRue on May 4, 2014 at 12:46:49
“yes, I was being unsympathetic (you'd be in a home)”
Apr 21, 2014 at 14:21:19
“A friend of mine who is about to turn 60 and is divorced, did this by moving to an island off Seattle. She bought a house on 5 acres (mostly wooded), has created a large garden, planted a couple fruit and nut trees, started two bee hives and built her own chicken coop and run. While she's not completely "off the grid" she wants to be a self-sustaining as possible. She also bakes her own bread and knits her own socks and sweaters. Yes, she is a remarkable woman but she worked hard to be.”
“Were it not for the ACA, I'd have no insurance at all. Now I have a primary doctor, had necessary blood work done, flu shot, mammogram (now FREE), and seen three different specialists. I no longer have to cut my pills in half or beg medications from my friends.”
KDMac on Apr 10, 2014 at 14:25:54
“Right, it's a shell game. Take from one to give to another, and count it as a win.”
spameggsausageandspam on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:00:27
“Candidly, how do you think docs, lab tests, mammograms and the other tests you're doing are being paid for? You indicate that you believe they are free.
No snark. I really want to understand what you believe.”
“You notice I didn't say I leave it fully open. I just don't fully close it either. And I, as well as my fellow passengers, are still able to read--even better for having natural light-- and watch movies.”
Zokybe on Apr 10, 2014 at 22:11:09
“That ray of light and it is a sharp ray of light is annoying, contrary to your spinning of the subject. I have reached across to close that little ray of light. I feel for your feelings of claustrophobic panics- I got that same feeling in the pyramids of Egypt.”
“She should have chosen Kaiser Permanente as her carrier. I did and receive excellent care through them. I need to have outpatient surgery done and have no concerned about both my surgeon and hospital being covered. Thank you, Obamacare. Thank you, Kaiser.”
spameggsausageandspam on Apr 10, 2014 at 12:10:05
“Wrong. Kaiser followed suit as the other carriers did in CA, by cutting all pre-ACA plans and replaced them with plans with similar coverage, but higher premiums and much higher max out of pocket expenses.
A good friend of ours who has been with Kaiser for the birth of both of their kids just got slapped with a 25% increase in premiums and a doubling of their max out of pocket expenses.
“I always choose the window seat, ahead of the wing on the port side of the aircraft. I never completely close my window as I'm claustrophobic and must be able to see out. And I'm a photographer. Wonderful photos have been obtained out airline windows.”
Zokybe on Apr 4, 2014 at 22:38:57
“I am sure your seat neighbors enjoy you, with the light coming through while they are reading or watching a movie.”
“Perhaps I wasn't clear. What I was trying to say is that we should not be involved in India's solar policy, and good on them for having one. However, we should be creating our own solar policy with solar panels manufactured here in the USA.”
“Call me skeptical, but considering most of those Republicans probably live in states that did not accept the medicare expansion and/or create exchanges, I suspect they don't have a true way to assess Obamacare. Whereas, I suspect the majority of the Democrats to favor it are in states with true access to it.
All I know it that I am definitely in the favorable category. Without Obamacare, there was no way I could have had insurance. The only plan I could have had would have cost almost $800/month, had a $6,500 deductible and no coverage for prescriptions. WITH Obamacare, I have an excellent plan through Kaiser, a $2,100 deductible (which is about what I'd had with every insurance plan I'd had through companies through which I'd work), prescription coverage and access to excellent doctors, including the primary doctor I had seen before losing my insurance. The cost to me is under $100/month. Thank you, President Obama.
As for the mandate, why would ANYONE refuse getting medical insurance?”
commonsenseimissu on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:14:31
“They don't seem to understand the whole expansion dilemma. I live in NC and since they didn't expand it prices have actually gone up. (It's been researched and proven) Without the expansion insurance companies don't want to come here. Hospitals are shutting down because without the payments from the Feds they can't afford to stay open. It's mind boggling to me how anyone votes for these people. I'm also pretty sure the 59% of Republicans that know "somebody" is claiming one of those fake somebodies on those commercials. Happy that it worked out for you!”
“Why? The only ones it will benefit are the oil companies and wealthy investors. The steel will come from India. The oil will be exported. It will produce only about 35 permanent jobs. The risk of leaks isn't a risk, it's a certainty. Three years after the leak in Michigan 2010 pipeline rupture where more than 800,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Enbridge pipeline. The spill affected almost 40 miles of the Kalamazoo River., they still trying to clean up the oil. And who will pay for the cleanups? Not the oil company. You will, and I will and all the other taxpayers will. And who will restore the drinking water? And who will restore the land. No, sir, this pipeline should never be built.”
“So has Cristie asked President Obama to waive the Jones Act? I'm certain our President would approve it, if asked. Or is Christie too busy trying to cover his more-than-ample behind from all the subpoenas to care about the safety of residents. He has already demonstrated how low a priority that is to him.”
“I was raised Methodist but I am ashamed of them. NEVER did Jesus preach against homosexuality.”
abumusa on Feb 14, 2014 at 14:31:06
“Did Jesus say anything about Homosexuality? Or at least mention it in clear terms.
Did he redeem/condemn the status which the Old Testament declares of the City of Sodom. Does anyone (Christian) today think that the City of Sodom, whose inhabitants were cursed, have now been forgiven & their legacy is worth following? If so, on what bases?
If Christians are not bound to follow Judaism even today, would they now deny any part of The Ten Commandments or The Law that was brought by Moses, which has not been discussed by Jesus? As I read The Holy Gospels, I understand that Jesus came to fulfill/confirm The Torah.”
Scotty Knows on Feb 13, 2014 at 20:29:51
“Or cannibalism, or bigamy, or ped.o.phil.ia, or be.as.tiality...
The intellect of the democrite.”
Quasimodogal on Feb 11, 2014 at 21:25:42
“Jesus believed all of the Old Testament; he said that it was the "truth." That includes the laws given to Moses, among which are laws against adultery, murder, and homosexuality. Jesus upheld all of those laws. He also preached against "pornaeia," which included all forms of fornication.... unnatural sexual relations as well as sex outside of marriage.”
headkat1 on Feb 11, 2014 at 02:19:15
“agreed....there's a lot to be ashamed about in religion....if people were only kind and charitable towards all, that would be the best "religion"....so simple...”
tcunderdahl on Feb 10, 2014 at 23:54:41
“Are you saying that if He didn't preach against something about it as recorded in the gospels, it must be okay? If that is true, then He also never preached against domestic violence. Does that mean domestic violence is okay because He never preached against it?”
evolvedtg on Feb 10, 2014 at 23:38:27
“Jaysus had better things to do than get his hate on. That's why.
It's the church that did this.”
yvobalcer on Feb 10, 2014 at 14:26:30
“It is obvious you do not know your bible, Jesus told the people to obey the Pharisees, one of the laws of the Pharisee is the sin against homosexuality: Jesus began a long treatment of what was wrong with the Pharisees' religion with the following words:
"The Scribes and Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair of Moses; therefore, all that they tell you, do and observe, but do not according to their deeds; for they say things and do not do them." (Matthew 23:2,3). Right away, we see something drastically wrong here. When Jesus spoke of the Pharisees having sat themselves down "in the chair of Moses", He was simply saying that when they instruct you from the writings of Moses, listen to and obey those instructions. Just because it is a rascal who is speaking the truth does not mean that is an excuse to reject the truth. During His lifetime, Jesus taught His disciples to obey the Law of Moses. This was God's covenant with them. Soon would come a new covenant that would replace the first one. We are now under the covenant of Christ (Hebrews 8:6-13; 9:15-18; Galatians 3:23-27; 5:1-6).
This is the law against homosexuality: Lev. 18:22”
mayoungkin on Feb 10, 2014 at 08:39:14
“Jesus did say He came not to change the law, but to fulfill it. So your argument is about as silly as they come. The Bible is clear on what marriage is, the union of one man and one woman.”
justsaynn on Feb 10, 2014 at 04:06:21
“Until a Christian has walked in the shoes of someone who is homosexual they will never understand. I gave up trying to convince them. You can either lead a happy and healthy life with someone of the same sex and then go to hell (according to them) or you can choose celibacy for your entire life and go to heaven. But to trying to get an ounce of compassion from someone religious is pointless.”
A David Burdoin on Feb 10, 2014 at 01:29:09
“Jesus was most likely homosexual himself.”
mrovin1 on Feb 9, 2014 at 22:17:07
“But he did believe in following ALL of Old Testament law, which DID condemn homosexuality. Unfortunately.”
Sandman911 on Feb 9, 2014 at 20:46:49
Mark 7:20-23 Jesus specifically condemned all forms of sexual immorality.
Romans 1:24 "God gave them up to their own disgraceful sexual appetites"
Tim 1:9-11 "Men who lie with males and whatever other things in opposition to the healthful teachings according to God"
Jude 7 "Sodom & Gomorrah, and the cities about them after they had gone out after flesh for unnatural use, are placed before us as a warning example"
1Corinthians 6:9-11 "Men who lie with men will not inherit the Kingdom of God"
Now I'm wondering, what do Methodists actually read ?”
jstanavgguy on Feb 9, 2014 at 19:52:45
“Actually, Christ was quite clear as to what marriage was, and was not.
KenInd on Feb 9, 2014 at 19:35:09
“He did discuss adultery. I see a lot of that amongst the self proclaimed righteous.”
naelli222 on Feb 9, 2014 at 16:38:56
“Do you guys have Matthew, Romans, I Corinthians, and I Timothy, in your Bible? If not, there are more books in the Bible that talk about homosexuality.”
“Do we know who prepared the Environment Impact Study? I would seriously question anyone who would believe the pipeline doesn't present a serious hazard to our environment. They still have not found a way to clean up all the tar sands oil from the Enbridge pipline leak in Michigan which occurred in 2010.”