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Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 17:55:20 in Gay Voices

“"Nothing in this world is proven."

"The only thing we have that is proven..."

So which is it.  Nothing is proven.  Something is proven.  These are called "mutually exclusive statements".  You're Mr. Science... you should know that.  

So which is it?”

Patient Zero on Oct 11, 2013 at 18:05:55

“The only thing for which there are proofs is mathematics.  You're now basically playing semantic games.”
Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 17:26:03 in Gay Voices

“"Nothing in this world is proven."

Yeaaaaahhh, okay.

Ciao”

Patient Zero on Oct 11, 2013 at 17:31:13

“Tell me one thing that is proven.  The only thing we have that is proven are things in mathematics.  If you actually understood science, you'd know that.”
Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 13:13:02 in Politics

“Um, his position is nothing new. This isn't ANOTHER Republican obsessed with ruling the female body - he he been around for a little while.”
Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

Ted Cruz Calls Birth Control 'Abortifacients'

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 13:10:44 in Politics

“That is a ridiculously broad and inaccurate statement. And I am totally pro-choice.”
League Of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

League Of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 04:41:54 in Sports

“Diagosing CTE is certain patients isn't sufficient to make statements about an entire population.  And in fact, that is not what they are doing - that is YOUR spin on it.

Bye bye.  ”
Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 04:40:24 in Latino Voices

“Okay, bye now.  ”

xvxmx on Oct 12, 2013 at 00:07:06

“Have fun!”
Carrot Top Responds To Twitter CEO's Insult: 'I Didn't Do Anything!'

Carrot Top Responds To Twitter CEO's Insult: 'I Didn't Do Anything!'

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 18:02:49 in Technology

“"I'm sure he wouldn't trade his life for yours"

Well I hope not since I never offered.  ”
Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 14:19:48 in Latino Voices

“A ten year old story about the rise in juvenile delinquency from 1992 to 2002?

And?  ”
Drunk Drivers Argue They Were Too Intoxicated To Realize Threat They Posed

Drunk Drivers Argue They Were Too Intoxicated To Realize Threat They Posed

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 14:02:58 in Crime

“I hope the conviction is upheld, but that said, the job of a defense attorney is to provide the best defense possible. The reason is not to help the guilty get off. It is so that when someone IS convicted, despite having had a strong and zealous defense, we have more confidence that that person is actually guiltly. It should be HARD to put people away for the better part of their lives, not easy. And the purpose is to protect the INNOCENT, not the guilty, despite all the popular nonsense people sling around internet forums.”
Drunk Drivers Argue They Were Too Intoxicated To Realize Threat They Posed

Drunk Drivers Argue They Were Too Intoxicated To Realize Threat They Posed

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 13:59:36 in Crime

“Agreed.

I am an alcoholic with 20+ years of sobriety. Drunks drink and drive because we think we can get away with it. Even while severely intoxicated people engage in a calculation about the risk of getting caught. And when we are pulled over drunks universally experience a sinking feeling - because we KNOW we are drunk. After listening to literally thousands of stories of other alcoholics I cannot recall a single one who said he or she honestly didn't know they were too intoxicated to drive when they received a DUI. Quite the opposite - most alcoholics express amazement they got away with driving for as long as they did.

Harsher sentences not only protect the public, they help the intoxicated person make a better decision and for those that are true alcoholics and go ahead and drive anyway... when they get caught - a stiff jail sentence is likely to help them reach rock bottom. I have never known any alcoholic to get serious about sobriety by being coddled. If you want to help an alcoholic, force him to suffer the natural consequences of his actions, anything else and you are just condemning him to more suffering.

Cheers”

GoCards1978 on Oct 10, 2013 at 15:53:30

“I certainly appreciate your honesty, cetrales! Most people are "valley learners" as another friend of Lois terms it. People rarely change their self-destructive behavior until they hit bottom - it's the same for us non-drinkers (my ex took all the fun out of drinking for me). Coddling only postpones the inevitable and makes a bad situation worse.”
Drunk Drivers Argue They Were Too Intoxicated To Realize Threat They Posed

Drunk Drivers Argue They Were Too Intoxicated To Realize Threat They Posed

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 13:45:53 in Crime

“Your comment about lawyers was obnoxious, but I agree 100% with this post.”

crankyCrackPot on Oct 10, 2013 at 15:29:16

“I agree and apologize.”
Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 13:41:18 in Latino Voices

“Lol, I don't think so.  I have lived here since 1984.  Some people are having a rough time, but we are not going to end up in Mexico's shoes, that's for sure.  ”
Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 13:30:05 in Latino Voices

“I live it Europe and no, it doesn't happen all the time here.

Other than that, great post.  ”

xvxmx on Oct 10, 2013 at 21:09:02

“Wow, okay, you live with your head in the sand.”
Republicans Offer Short-Term Deal To Raise Debt Limit, Leave Government Shutdown

Republicans Offer Short-Term Deal To Raise Debt Limit, Leave Government Shutdown

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 12:40:54 in Politics

“Great photo - too bad these days there are only a handful of American kids who would have the first idea how to kills and dress a turkey. If they don't work this fiscal crisis out and things actually tanked, the cubicle dwellers are going to have a tough time of it.”
Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Spanish Indie Band 'Virtually Kidnapped' In Mexico City

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:53:43 in Latino Voices

“Probably not.  Then again, it is possible I have travelled more than they have.  Either way, it is irrelevant to their statement - the implication that Mexico is no more dangerous than any other country is categorically and demonstrably false.  Or maybe you want to tell me how many cases like this there have been in Denmark in the past decade (I have lived there).  Or right here in Spain (I live here right now).   

If you want to put your foot in your mouth, go right ahead.  ”

Fran Jaime on Oct 13, 2013 at 00:30:31

“Well, I wouldn't vacation in the US. Too many mall shooters, spree killers and serial murderers.”

evolvedtg on Oct 12, 2013 at 23:33:59

“OMG, save your pearls. I pity you this conversation with this great fan of mexico and denier of the problems and horrors there.. Probably gets a dollar a head for every victim he/she talks into going down there.”

Fran Jaime on Oct 10, 2013 at 13:17:02

“Spain will be there soon. The economy is a mess and people are living in abandoned houses. Where do you think that leads?”
Ethan Rickman, 14, Dies After Taking Synthetic Drug 'Acid'

Ethan Rickman, 14, Dies After Taking Synthetic Drug 'Acid'

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:50:12 in Crime

“Lol, no difference. Unless you cultivate them yourself or have studied mycology and pick them wild, you are placing your life in the hands of the person who is selling them to you.”
Ethan Rickman, 14, Dies After Taking Synthetic Drug 'Acid'

Ethan Rickman, 14, Dies After Taking Synthetic Drug 'Acid'

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:48:36 in Crime

“Well plant based drugs can kill you too. Take the wrong mushroom and you are dead. Too much coke. You are dead. Too much heroin. You are dead.

In any event, even real LSD is synthesized, it is not a plant derivative. I know, I used to take it. Stupid me.”

loudneighbor on Oct 11, 2013 at 09:58:43

“I agree, I'm just saying these new garbage synthetics are not the way to go.”
Ali Zeidan Freed: Kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Reportedly Released From Captivity

Ali Zeidan Freed: Kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Reportedly Released From Captivity

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:43:24 in World

“Quite a lot.   But before we go any further, please tell me how many lives we have saved in Iraq?  Because I can't remember, it must be a big number....”

Throwing Stones on Oct 10, 2013 at 20:52:44

“Way too many. ”
Ariel Castro's Prison Guards Failed To Check On Him Before Death, Falsified Log Books: Report

Ariel Castro's Prison Guards Failed To Check On Him Before Death, Falsified Log Books: Report

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:39:56 in Crime

“I could care less if this guy is dead, but to all the doorknobs cheering the guards on saying "job well done" - let's hope you don't have a friend or loved one suffering depression who is wrongfully charged with a crime and then left on their own. When the government stops doing its job it has a funny way of affecting innocent people sooner or later. Today it is Castro, tomorrow it is a teenage girl stuck in a cell alone because some cop mistook her clinical depression for a "bad attitude".

Stay classy you all.”
League Of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

League Of Denial: The NFL's Concussion Crisis

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:30:32 in Sports

“Nice "scientific" statistic, lol.  But even were it true,they don't pay you millions of dollars to smoke.  ”

smolenski on Oct 10, 2013 at 20:37:16

“Well, if you don't believe that the American Lung Association and Boston University Brain Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy aren't scientific then I see you point...not. Being paid has nothing to do with making educated decisions.”
Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 11:27:17 in Gay Voices

“That's not obvious at all.  It is certainly possible, perhaps even likely, but far from proven.  ”

Patient Zero on Oct 11, 2013 at 16:34:39

“Nothing in this world is proven. It seems plainly obvious, though.  ”
Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Argentina Grants Female ID To 6-Year-Old Transgender Child

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 10:20:36 in Gay Voices

“The legal change doesn't affect the child at all.  If the mother is pushing to child in a direction they don't want to go, influencing the child to assign significance to something that might be nothing more than a passing phase... then I agree.  But we don't know that for sure.  ”

Patient Zero on Oct 10, 2013 at 11:18:23

“The legal change is a political statement by the parents, and informs the situation.  Obviously the mother is making a big deal out of this and pushing her child into a certain role. ”
Billionaire Candy Company Heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars Involved In Fatal Northern Virginia Car Crash

Billionaire Candy Company Heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars Involved In Fatal Northern Virginia Car Crash

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 07:06:15 in Crime

“Yup.  It seems there isn't enough injustice in the world already, people have to use their imaginations to make up even more.  ”
Billionaire Candy Company Heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars Involved In Fatal Northern Virginia Car Crash

Billionaire Candy Company Heiress Jacqueline Badger Mars Involved In Fatal Northern Virginia Car Crash

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 07:02:26 in Crime

“"depending on what that negligent something was"

That is a supposition stated as fact.  She might have had a blowout, a steering linkage failure, swerved to miss a deer, hit an object on the road, you have no more clue than I do.  

If not jumping to conclusions makes me "coy", then yes, I am coy.  You all could stand to be a bit more coy too.  ”
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