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George Zimmerman Neighbors Complained About Aggressive Tactics Before Trayvon Martin Killing

Commented Mar 17, 2012 at 09:24:01 in Black Voices

“In North Charleston, SC, a white man shot a 10 year old black boy running away down the street. The child was shot in the back and is paralyzed. The white man claimed the child had taken a short cut through his yard, to get home after school. The North Charleston police department never arrested the man.”
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George Zimmerman Neighbors Complained About Aggressive Tactics Before Trayvon Martin Killing

Commented Mar 17, 2012 at 09:17:07 in Black Voices

“1. Zimmerman was safely in his car, driving around the neighborhood. He is armed.
2. He calls 911 to report 'suspicious' behavior, a very generic and subjective term.
3. 911 tells him to stay away from the black male, then sends a police to investigate.
3. Zimmerman now hurries out his car, approaches the 14 year old black male, then shoots him dead.
4. The police declares that Zimmerman acted in self defense.”
OJ Simpson 'Has A Very Good Chance' To Get Out Of Jail, Lawyers Say

OJ Simpson 'Has A Very Good Chance' To Get Out Of Jail, Lawyers Say

Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 19:07:01 in Crime

“Something is missing here, big time! Why would he go see a lawyer if he was planning on getting his stuff back at gun point anyway. In Texas, a man called the police, then proceeded to kill 2 burglars of his neighbor's house, and was justified by the law.. Something about this OJ case smells rotten. Moreover, the Judge mentioned the murder case, the comments mention the murder case. Was or is, he being tried again for the murder case?”
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Sandy McMillin Allegedly Kicked Out Of Walmart For Wearing A String Bikini (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 08:01:56 in Style

“Bet is she looked like Beyonce, or lady GaGa, or Rihanna, or Christina, or even Cher, she would not have been kicked out. Still...she looks disgusting. But what the hey, it is after all, Wally World.”
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Sandy McMillin Allegedly Kicked Out Of Walmart For Wearing A String Bikini (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 07:49:47 in Style

“The news reporter hinted that she bought a black string bikini from walmart, but would not be allowed to wear it there. You can also buy underwear, and feminine hygeine products. So what is her point. I must admit the woman looked revolting.”

billtaylorsure on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:23:25

“ur right”

Mushie Alvarez on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:08:30

“She wasn't really trying to make a point.
The woman bought the bikini she was wearing at Walmart too; she bought it there, and she got kicked out for wearing it there.”

JohnTheMac on Jul 29, 2011 at 08:06:32

“you can buy condoms there too!
What was her point?
I guess she was teasing that SHE was going to try to do it, which would have been nice!”
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Sandy McMillin Allegedly Kicked Out Of Walmart For Wearing A String Bikini (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 07:39:52 in Style

“There is such a thing as 'age appropriate dress'. An outfit on a sleander young woman is more applealing than the same outfit on an older woman. She does make for an unsatisfying shopping experience. Our society is starting to demand restraint as well as tolerance.”
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Sandy McMillin Allegedly Kicked Out Of Walmart For Wearing A String Bikini (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 29, 2011 at 07:34:38 in Style

“Americans are gradually getting disgusted with the lack of 'shame' people are relentlessly shoving down our throats. We demand 'standards' and plain old fashioned 'manners'. If you show discretion, then you are called a hypocrite.”
Elin Nordegren Divorce Has $100 Million Heading Her Way: TMZ

Elin Nordegren Divorce Has $100 Million Heading Her Way: TMZ

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 06:43:09 in Sports

“Why do wealthy people get married without a prenup? Only young wealthy men are stupid enough to believe in love vs money. They think sex is the same as love.”
Elin Nordegren Divorce Has $100 Million Heading Her Way: TMZ

Elin Nordegren Divorce Has $100 Million Heading Her Way: TMZ

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 06:39:07 in Sports

“Spousal abuse should be a serious crime. Elin should be arrested. Spousal abuse is not cute. She is allowed, and sanctioned to get away with it because she is white and Tiger is black. Further mockery of the US justice system.”

sellous on Jul 8, 2010 at 14:25:29

“Checkabalance,

Most men are nothing but fools, if a man as much as raise his voice on a woman when provoked, his butt ends up in jail. Yet we men allow women to abuse us verbally, physically and otherwise, with doing anything about it, we don't even want to say it happen, we just keep silent afraid to say we men are victims too.

I appeal to all men, whenever you are in a domestic dispute with a women and she hits or does anything to you that can be considered abuse, have her butt thrown in jail,

My estranged wife for 15 years stalked and constantly provoked me, I went to the Miami Dade injustice justice system, seeking restraining order on her more than once, each time they deny my request stating that she is no threat, but as soon as he trumped up a lie and made a report, she gets a temporary order, instantly.

The very day I decided to defend myself against her attacks, at my very work place, the State Attorney's Office had me arrested thrown in jail for 3 months on false trumped up charges. She is the one coming to my place aggravating me, not once has she ever called the police stating that I am at her place causing trouble, she is the one coming to my place causing trouble. Yet I was the one arrested and thrown in jail

We men are so foolish!”
Mark Souder RESIGNS Over Affair With Aide Tracy Jackson (VIDEO)

Mark Souder RESIGNS Over Affair With Aide Tracy Jackson (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 08:50:18 in Politics

“Mark Souder and Mark Sanford. Must be the initials. or mayber the syllables like Bill Clinton. They must have gotten really horney doing the sex research. I would say it was only an experiment to show that adultery and fornication could prove devistating to ones's career and family. And say that it was all done in the name of 'science'.”
Mark Souder RESIGNS Over Affair With Aide Tracy Jackson (VIDEO)

Mark Souder RESIGNS Over Affair With Aide Tracy Jackson (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 08:44:12 in Politics

“Wonder if Palin did McCain. Jackson is going to write a tell all book, do Oprah, the book circuit. Make a few millions. Wonder what they were thinking while making that video? Probably salivating waiting for the camera to turn off. wonder if their is a more interesting video of a bed room scene.”
Tracy Jackson: Alleged MISTRESS Of Rep. Mark Souder (PICTURE, VIDEO)

Tracy Jackson: Alleged MISTRESS Of Rep. Mark Souder (PICTURE, VIDEO)

Commented Jun 1, 2010 at 08:31:45 in Politics

“Wonder if Palin ever did McCain?”
Man Sucked Into Sausage Machine

Man Sucked Into Sausage Machine

Commented May 23, 2010 at 14:38:59 in Home

“At the top of this story are articles about the different kinds of hamburgers. coincidence? I think not. And may I add that it is in poor taste.”

leftbehind2000 on May 23, 2010 at 15:14:47

“Way to steak your claim on the moral high ground.”
Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

Commented May 17, 2010 at 21:08:39 in Home

“ericaz
Fox News, you are such liars. First: The suspect was not arrested in the home, it was a 2 family unit home. The suspect was arrested in the upstairs unit. Second: Police threw a flash grenade through the front window where Aiyana was just put to sleep on the sofa in the living room and soon after there was a single shot fired into the broken window before police charged into the home where upon the bullet hit Aiyana in the neck while she slept. ultimately taking her life. Third: The 46 yr old woman is her grandmother and there was no altercation. The police officer knocked her down as he ran into her when the police officers charged into the home. How do I know all this? Because I am Aiyana's aunt and I was there!!!!!”

gemini1103 on May 18, 2010 at 00:32:15

“please explain how was she shot in the neck from outside? ive seen the pictures of the home, the level of the window that was broken, and even the height difference between the couch and that window (family moved it onto the porch), she was laying on the couch sleeping but somehow was shot through the window? in the neck? the window that was so far above the couch? and as for being her Aunt and present? shame on you too then for not stepping up to protect this young girl from being in the same home as a wanted suspected murderer. You can join the list of those who failed her.”

Aabby on May 17, 2010 at 23:27:08

“my heart breaks for you. so, so sorry.”

edwardapp on May 17, 2010 at 21:33:54

“He was caught within the search warrant. The unit is not a legal two family. He is also the fiance of the girl's aunt who lived in the home. Is this a coincidence?”
Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

Aiyana Jones, 7-Year-Old Shot And Killed By Detroit Police, Was Sleeping According To Family

Commented May 17, 2010 at 20:44:43 in Home

“I had to do a search for this blog. Huffington Post is becoming as responsible and Rush Limbaugh.”

Rarian Rakista on May 17, 2010 at 21:23:00

“Huff Post has become just another echo chamber.”
Toward a Broader Understanding of Religion's Functions

Toward a Broader Understanding of Religion's Functions

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 15:06:10 in Religion

“Christianity and Judaism are 'eastern religions'.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 14:57:16 in Religion

“Would anyone out in the 'etherworld' disagree that the 10 commandments, are really nothing but guidelines of peace, inner peace and world peace. Every conflict in this world, any war or fight, between human or nation, that has ever been has be a result of breaking one or all, of the 10 commandments. If every denomination or religion obeyed the 10 commandments, there would be no horrors, or hunger. It says do not lie on your neighbor, do not mess around with someone else's spouse, do not steal or envy what other people have. That envy is the biggy in my book, so many murders and robberies and wars come from envy. One day I would like to have a blog and consider each commandment, one by one. Does anyone know if one already exists?”

Olaugh on Apr 23, 2010 at 08:58:37

“I prefer the cheat that Jesus pulled off when he was asked by the pharisee which of the comandments was most important. First he gave two and then he didn't quote the commandments but gave his own.

1) That you love the Lord, your God, with all your mind and all your heart and all your strength.
- Now if you accept that there is a God you can't blaspheme against God while loving Him and if you accept that the world is God's creation then you can't harm it without failing in your love for God.
2) That you love your neighbor as yourself.
- Now if you love your neighbor you can't harm him, rob him, or decieve him and if you do you must make up with your neighbor. You also must love yourself, thus refraining from self destructive behavior.”

DAVROS1 on Apr 22, 2010 at 21:59:23

“The first four commandments are not about morality at all. They are about a jealous god ensuring the obediance of his servants. The six commandments that are left are basic moral tenets that existed long before the bible. They existed in cultures all over the world, cultures that never heard of god or Jesus.”

Norwegiano on Apr 22, 2010 at 15:37:14

“I am sure it does, but I could not tell you where.

I do agree that the basic tenets of the Ten Commandments are solid ethical laws to abide by, for the most part. Murder is clearly wrong. Lying, cheating, coveting, all are bad things. But remember, the most important Commandments were to have no other gods besides the Head Honcho, and not to take his name in vain. If you are one who feels passionately about a higher power, then this works fine and dandy, no matter WHAT religion you are a part of, be it Christianity, Islam or Hinduism.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 14:40:12 in Religion

“All of us want to live forever , free of disease, poverty, sorrow, and discontent. We all want to stay young, healthy, and happy. This is how the Garden of Eden was meant to be before our mother and father, Adam and Eve, chose to do things, their way. Satan only 'encouraged' mis-behaviour. But really Adam and Eve exercised free will and followed their passions. And all of their children have been subject to the lusts and passions of our first parents. Now we have an opportunity, thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, to one day regain happiness and eternal life. This will only happen if we exercise 'freedom of choice' and choose to acknowledge God's will, over our own will. One man has said that he would rather rule Hell than be a servant in Heaven. But Jesus said a door keeper in Heaven is greater than any ruler in Hell (paraphase). Choose well.”

ez duz it on Apr 22, 2010 at 19:08:18

“You say: "Jesus said a door keeper in Heaven is greater than any ruler in Hell."

Really?

Give us the (non-existent) quote you falsely attribute to Jesus. NOW!

We understand you. Your hatred of Gay people means more to you than even taking the time to quote the Bible - the very book you invoke to condemn Gay persons and their "behavior" - with any shred of accuracy.

Even though you condemn Gay persons, GOD condemns you (How awesome is THAT - Praise God!): "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity (Matthew 7:22-23)."

Not only that, but even though you want to condemn the "behavior" of Gay persons, and presume that God is on your side, God condemns YOUR behavior. Again, Praise God!

"Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things (Rom 2:1).

I rejoice because at the very moment you invoke God to condemn me (a gay man) and my sisters and brothers, God condemns…YOU!”

Norwegiano on Apr 22, 2010 at 15:47:54

“checkabalance, the myth of Adam and Eve predates the old Testament by a long shot, and really comes from the religions of Anhcient Sumeria, the original culture that spawned Babylonia.

Both the legends of Adam and Eve and the Garden of Eden, as well as the Great Deluge and Noah both have roots in a different faith...adopted bythe Jews during their time of slavery under Nebuchadnezzer in Babylon, and written down a couple thousand years prior to the histories of Moses and so on...

Check out Gilgamesh.

The point is that most ancient religions that began in the middle east all had common myths and legends, so attributing the concept of original sin with Adam and Eve is simply uninformed. Speak with any theologian if you doubt my words.

By the way Horus...an ancient Egyptian god, was born of a virgin, had twelve disciples, healed the sick and raised the dead, was cruicified and rose fromthe dead 3 days later and ascended into the skies. Sound familiar?”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 14:23:18 in Religion

“I do support the 'separation of Church and State'. But will the voter separate Church and State at a ballot box? Do homosexuals separate church and state? Obviously not. Why are homosexuals and lesbians taking a political issue and bringing it in the Church? A married preacher cannot bring his girlfriend to the Church and demand acceptance. The Bible says 'marriage is holy, and the bed (sexual intercourse) is not defiled'. And again the Bible says explicitly, verse by verse, that men having sex with men, and women having sex with women is not allowed. The Bible goes on to say, as you know, that everything that is sinful, does not have to be spelled out. For example, pedophiles are never mentioned.”

jthor on Apr 24, 2010 at 10:00:53

“the bible says so many ridiculous things, as we all know.
morals are not a given, but are a cultural negotiation based on a common need.
there is a common need among sane thinking persons that gay people, who are harming no one, who cannot help being gay (this is a larger issue but please explain gay animals...), for whom being gay is like the equivalent being of another race, etc, be treated equally.
gay people have nothing to do with church or state. church and state are institutions that serve a cultural purpose, too, to clarify the radical failure of any kind of natural law and make us feel whole.
you don't have to go to a church that recognizes gay people, that is your choice. you can continue to be small minded, bigoted, and obnoxious.”

Norwegiano on Apr 22, 2010 at 17:21:33

“" Why are homosexuals and lesbians taking a political issue and bringing it in the Church?"

Because the political arena uses religious justification for the civil sanctioning of discriminatory practices in regards to GLBTQ issues. It's called undue religious influence over civil liberties and the freedom to pursue freedom and happiness in a complex world.”

Angel1999 on Apr 22, 2010 at 15:44:59

“But the argument for acceptance of anything homosexual is not directed at churches. These churches are deciding for themselves that this is what they're going to do. It's not being forced on them by a government entity.

In regard to civil rights issues that gays demand, these are aimed at government agencies whose religiously based laws and rules demand differential treatment between gays and straights. For instance, the government bestows a number of decidedly non-religious benefits on married couples. Bestowing these rights upon gay couples who enter into a civil arrangement (religiously blessed or otherwise) is not in any way conflating church and state. No church is required to perform a religious ceremony and thus church and state is still separated.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 14:22:12 in Religion

“I do support the 'separation of Church and State'. But will the voter separate Church and State at a ballot box? Do homosexuals separate church and state? Obviously not. Why are homosexuals and lesbians taking a political issue and bringing it in the Church? A married preacher cannot bring his girlfriend to the Church and demand acceptance. The Bible says 'marriage is holy, and the bed (sexual intercourse) is not defiled'. And again the Bible says explicitly, verse by verse, that men having sex with men, and women having sex with women is not allowed. The Bible goes on to say, as you know, that everything that is sinful, does not have to be spelled out. For example, pedophiles are never mentioned.”

Angel1999 on Apr 22, 2010 at 15:48:32

“But the argument for acceptance of anything homosexual is not directed at churches. These churches are deciding for themselves that this is what they're going to do. It's not being forced on them by a government entity.

In regard to civil rights issues that gays demand, these are aimed at government agencies whose religiously based laws and rules demand differential treatment between gays and straights. For instance, the government bestows a number of decidedly non-religious benefits on married couples. Bestowing these rights upon gay couples who enter into a civil arrangement (religiously blessed or otherwise) is not in any way conflating church and state. No church is required to perform a religious ceremony and thus church and state is still separated.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 13:52:47 in Religion

“I am equating it to different kinds of sexual sin. Lesbianism, gays, bi's, prostitutes and buyers are all in sexual sins. They may and probably are, fine upstanding citizens in the communities. Sexual sin in a violation of your own body called the temple of the Holy Spirit. But in the Church sin is sin. Satan was the very first sinner when he chose to pervert his obedience to disobedience. As a 'straight' man, I would love to have more than one wife, but God says 'no'. People in the Bible who did have more than one wife, including King David and Solomon, followed the tradition of others in their land. But never, ever, sanctified by God.”

Angel1999 on Apr 22, 2010 at 17:00:13

“Again, God does not disapprove of polygamy. Isaac and Jacob each and more than one wife and yet God formed covenants with them. It's man's law that says you can't marry two wives. You should be fighting for the right to be polygamist because God doesn't disapprove.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 13:35:35 in Religion

“Homosexuality, polygamy, adultery, fornication all feel good, and all are sin. Each is sin because God has written that it is a sin. It relates to Satan, who was called Lucipher, the bearer of Light. Satan was the first 'PERVERT'. He wanted to have his way, and changed his nature of obedience to disobedience. He is the true author of 'If it feels good do it' and 'Greed is good'. We all have weaknesses, the problem is demanding that our weaknesses be honored as strengths and empowerments. No one will ever go to Hell for Sinning, we will go to Hell for refusing to ask Jesus directly for the forgiveness of our sins. If anyone says that he or she has not sinned, then you are a liar and the truth is not in you.We must control our passion because one day, if we choose to accept, we will belong to the actual family of God.”

Angel1999 on Apr 22, 2010 at 13:59:58

“The holy fathers of the Old Testament were all polygamists and yet God formed a covenant with them.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 13:17:12 in Religion

“We all tend to 'worship our own sins'. Then we demand others to agree with our sins, and worship too. We treat sin as a fad. You should see me in platform shoes and wide lapel suits. But the Word of God does not try to make a 'fashion statement'. No amount of 'enlightenment' will change the biblical law of sexual sin.”

jthor on Apr 24, 2010 at 09:54:10

“you obviously don't know what it's like to be gay. i wonder why so many people who don't know anything about growing up gay, existing as a gay person in a world that hates so much, why so many people who don't have the experience or knowledge to talk about the subject seem to have so much to say about it. like bob dylan said, don't criticize what you can't understand.”

Norwegiano on Apr 22, 2010 at 16:10:58

“You have a very narrow view of the Bible, I am afraid. It is a remarkable book that speaks volumes of what humanity was like two thousand years ago. It provides meaningful guidance about living life with humility, grace and modesty. It provides guideposts on how we can empower one another for the benefit of the world. These things are not in dispute here.

By attributing the Bible to the literal Word of God is your biggest mistake. These men who wrote these texts were MEN. Sure, there is a possibility that they were vessels from which the "words" of god sprung forth, but there is also a possibility that something got lost in translation, not to mention two thousand years worth of editing, rearranging, emphasizing and stripping.

It's like trusting a TV Guide from March, 1965 to tell you what's on TV tonight.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 13:11:03 in Religion

“Understandable, But do not give up the Message, because of so called 'messengers'. Read the Bible for yourself. Chaos and destruction are also done by people who become 'god' unto themselves.”
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The Lutheran Church Embraces the LGBTQ Community!

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 13:07:59 in Religion

“For many years, and even today, medical science has really messed up people physically and psychologically too with even pap smears, and prostrate exams, etc. Now we are told that taking vitamins can cause cancer and other ailments. So it is not only certain denominations. Point being that we all sometimes get various treatments without questioning and without even thinking.”
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