“While I agree there has to be justice for these crimes, what evidence are they to be convicted on? Eyewitness testimony? After 70 years, where both the victims and the defendants have changes substantially? I have an extremely difficult time convicting anyone on that. I have photos of my father from his enlistment in 1943 and then from 1995 and the difference is huge. Memories change regardless of the trauma that created them. Putting people on trial and making them guilty and then having to prove your innocence is wrong.”
“While I firmly believe that English should be the national language, I really liked the Coke commercial. I look at it like this. When I go to a different country, I am expected to speak that language. However, when I am conversing with other Americans in that foreign country, I will speak English.”
dls44s on Feb 5, 2014 at 12:56:55
“I keep seeing you guys say, " When I go to a different country, I am expected to speak that language. " Clearly, you have never been to a different country, because this is absolutely false. Most other countries are bilingual, just because we are too lazy to learn our neighbors language doesn't make us better: quiet the contrary.”
Struvinator on Feb 5, 2014 at 09:42:13
“That is untrue. If you've EVER been abroad, people make accommodations for English-speaking people all the time. Now, the fact that in most other countries, being multi-lingual is considered a good thing is something that I guess makes Amerca's fascination with English-only something that makes it exceptional, but not in a good way. Now, that is not to say that people shouldn't be expected to learn English for daily interaction, success in education and careers, and for official purposes, but it does mean that if you see an American speaking in another language, we don't have to get bent out of shape. One of the people in this commercial was singing "America the Beautiful" in a Native American language. My guess is that this person is unable to use this language except in ceremonial and cultural celebrations. It doesn't mean that a person doesn't know English, it simply means that they are proud of their heritage and want to preserve a piece of it, and I'd say that's true for the majority of those appearing in the ad. Why is it that because you heard a few lines of other languages you automatically assume that they can't speak English? That is an extremely problematic position.”
Caro0734 on Feb 3, 2014 at 22:19:52
“LOL...If I was expected to speak the language of every country I've visited, I would have to take years of language courses!”
Cyrus Kazi on Feb 3, 2014 at 19:31:07
“No one travels with the Rosetta Stone bud. I've been traveled to many countries, and not once a person has given me the impression that I am expected to speak their language. It's the opposite. Everyone tried their best to speak English to communicate with me. The only thing they expect, as we expect the same from tourists in the U.S., that we show respect for their traditions and cultures, even if we don't understand or like it. That's all.”
anAdultChild on Feb 3, 2014 at 15:44:37
“Untrue, I have traveled all across the globe and I find a wide range of languages available at every stop. English is often spoken in many of these countries, the expectation is not that we speak the native language. The expectation is that you are warm, welcoming, and polite, excepting. It is only in America where we "expect" others to speak our “native” language. It is ethnocentric to believe that our national language should be English. We are a country built on diversity, built with a multitude of backgrounds, we should celebrate this not attempt to stifle it.”
“Not all strip clubs sell booze. In most places with totally nude dancers, there isn't any booze sold. So 18-20 is allowed. From pics that have been posted, he looks like he has never seen a naked woman before.”
“I'm a 50 year old father of 3 that has been married twice (to women both times). Most of these tings bewilder me. I think any guy that is secure in his masculinity can say, "Hey that guy is good looking." Attractive? Not so much. That would mean that I am attracted to him and would mean that I am gay. Sorry, but I haven't found any man "attractive". Spa day? Massage, yes. Mani/pedi? possibly. Facial? Not for me. Dance like no one is watching: I already do that. With my wife in the tools aisle. With my 23 year old daughter in the CD's at Best Buy. That totally drives her nuts. My 6 year old daughter loves it though. Have fun with my children: Absolutely! Walking through the parking lot with my 6 year old we were splashing in the puddles. Being pampered by my wife: She gives me a massage or will rub my feet. Other than that, don't really do the pampering thing. Showing emotion: Cry away. If someone gives you cr*p, they do know what you have been through and should shut up.
The rest? Purse, girly drinks, makeup, stylish clothes? Yeah, there is a reason people judge you. You may not know this yet, but you are probably gay.”
Paul Ferrario on Dec 28, 2013 at 19:40:18
“I agree with most of your comment. My age and personal experience is much the same as yours described. The purse thing? A lot of guys in my field carry a satchel, which they use among things like a purse. I carry a back pack for all my stuff. Fancy drinks? Yager and Red Bull is sweet and I like those. I have been known to sip a PIna Colada or two while in Hawaii and no one has seemed to mind. Makeup? not for me, although Alice Cooper seems to still pull it off. Stylish clothes? Define stylish. Well-made, well tailored? Gay folks have not cornered the market on good taste. Puffy Shirts, orange pants, etc? Sexual orientation makes no matter. That dude is just not getting laid period.
Judgment. I don't live my life like I am starring in a reality show. I have no idea if or how people judge me because I am pretty oblivious to others besides my close friends and family, so whether others judge me or not, it has no affect if I am not aware of it.”
“If you are so against the horrid treatment of their employees, then you should have been boycotting K-Mart for the last 16 years, at least. They have been opening at 6 am on Thanksgiving Day for at least that many years. If not longer.”
“You aren't very far off. 10 years ago, Black Friday was a sales day when you could find some incredible deals. These days, the junk they pitch as a "Doorbuster Deal!" is junk you wouldn't even stop to look at the rest of the year. And the reason they can do it? Because they no longer have people standing in line all night. It's simply finish dinner and go shopping.”
GlenRastell on Nov 6, 2013 at 12:58:26
“Having worked in electronics for 40 years I can firmly state that the TVs offered on Black Friday are the ones that got a 'C' rating when they went through setup/quality control. Laptops offered are generally short on ram and hard drive capacity containing the bare minimum that allow the operating system to run.
This may all not matter to many consumers who either don't care or don't know any better but they're not really getting a 'deal' anymore than I would be getting a deal if I bought shirts that had seams I had to resew when I got home.”
“For the record, KMart has had a Thanksgiving day sale and opening at 6am on Thanksgiving day for at least the last 17 years. This isn't new, or news. The media is once again being irresponsible in their reporting by failing to mention this little fact. It's referred to as sensationalism.”
“I worked as a hospital nurse for years. All of the health professional I spoke with always said the BMI is flawed. It doesn't take into account muscle mass. And for the most part, if you aren't a mainstream fashion model, you are considered overweight. I am a 6' 2" male and I have to weigh 194 or less to be "normal". At 230, I am past overweight and into obese. Yet when I had a body fat analysis done, it showed me to have less than 20% body fat. The BMI is just a tool used by insurance companies to make people ineligible for certain coverage.”
“I'm glad you put that out. I remember when my kids were in school while I was stationed in Louisiana, they had it there as well. I always gave consent. I figured that if my kids had managed to get through all of that and still needed "realigning", then it's time for an attitude adjustment.
And it isn't like they paddle for "talking in class" these days. It is for REPEATED, inappropriate behavior that hasn't been curbed by other forms of punishment.
Half of the problems with the youth of America today is that they believe that there are no consequences.”
“I find it interesting that in the early 1900's Theodore Roosevelt, a Republican, was the first president to throw around the idea of universal healthcare for the nation. Then again in the early 1970's, another Republican, Richard Nixon had appealed to the nation for support for some type of universal healthcare. Unfortunately, the Watergate scandal started and it went away. I consider myself a fiscal Republican.
So my question for the extreme right wing is this: Would the healthcare law be more acceptable if it had been put together by a Republican, then by a Black Democrat?”
StanWheeletr on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:26:04
“It would be more acceptable had there been input from both parties without the Nebraska Kickback and the Louisiana Purchase and with a less arrogant President.”
ksir127 on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:10:59
“No. Not at all. The entire concept sucks”
NorthernNJ on Sep 20, 2013 at 12:09:24
“Well, yeah, because it originally had been put forth (and implemented) by a white Republican - Romney in Massachusetts. It was only when a Black Democrat used the model for his healthcare reform that it became unacceptable to Republicans.”
“Actually, if he had accepted the deal from MLB he might have been able to keep part of that contract, but since he didn't, and the suspension gets upheld, then he will lose that pay. And if he gets the lifetime ban that Bud wants to impose he lose the rest as well.
And theoretically, the Yankees could sue to recoup some of the contract that they have paid him since he essentially committed fraud. When the Yankees signed him to the long contract it was before he admitted to using steroids. A lawyer could argue that he has damaged the Yankees brand.”
“Personally, I find the thought of abortion detestable. That being said, I also have no business telling a woman what she can and cannot do with her body. And neither should the government”
treshm on Jul 18, 2013 at 16:17:52
“Not really so, since what we are discussing is the deliberate murder of innocent human beings - and all thinking people should stand up an object to that.
I have a right to swing my fist. I can swing it all day in this direction or that. But the conflict arises if my fist strikes your nose. Hence I have restrictions on what I can do with my fist.”
lts52869 on Jul 18, 2013 at 15:25:49
“I agree up to the point that there is a human life at stake other than her own! you wouldn't agree with her strapping a bomb to herself and blowing up a school.. would you>>> after all it is her body... right! isn't that the standard they are setting?”
manmi1 on Jul 18, 2013 at 15:22:02
“Agreed. That is why it is called pro choice. NO ONE is pro-abortion, I've never met a soul that thinks that way. But to be anti-choice is absurd.”
“Sorry, but that's wrong. I had numerous family and friends that couldn't afford to buy gifts for my wife and I when we got married a month ago. I actually had one friend that I specifically told that unless she was hospitalized or had a family emergency, she had better be there. Her presence was the only gift she needed to bring. My sister was planning to just come with her husband because they couldn't afford to buy a nice gift. I told her to bring her entire family because we had already planned for it. Weddings are celebrations, not money makers.”
Rory McIlroy on Jul 5, 2013 at 11:50:36
“You don't seem to know the difference between a wedding and a wedding reception.”
“I just got married last month. Conservatively, I would estimate that we spent about $15,000 as total, including Dress, tux rentals (we had to cover the cost of two of the groomsmen tuxes as well), food, two hours of open bar, photographer, DJ, etc. I think we maybe got $3500 in cash/check/gift card gifts (we both already had homes beforehand). I was upset that a number of guests couldn't even give us a "congratulations" card. We were both overly thankful for the gifts we did receive. If you are trying to make money, a wedding is not the way to do it.”
“As a lifelong Republican, I'd vote for her before voting for any of the racist hate mongering Tea-Party candidates. The Tea Party is what is wrong with this country. Where are the old time Republicans that actually wanted less government and less spending? The Tea Party only wants less government if it makes your life more difficult and they can tell you what you can and can't do.”
columbusbuck on Jun 22, 2013 at 16:08:05
“I miss the Republicans that governed for fiscal responsibility. That is, if taxes are what are needed, taxes are enacted; if cuts are feasible and warranted, cuts are put in place. Where did responsible representatives go?”
JWal196665 on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:43:49
“Good for you, I knew there were some very smart Republicans out there somewhere.”
“This is my only issue about this article. While these schools may be funded with public funds, they aren't true public schools. They have extremely limited space and most times not just anyone can enroll in them. To me a true public school allows everyone in their doors.”
MexiChick67 on Apr 23, 2013 at 12:41:01
“Not all the time. There are schools that are very protective of their test scores. If they get a kid or two that are not performing they will do everything to get that kid to move along to home schooling or 'special schools'. It's really sad.”
“Actually, Kim Kardashian is the one that truly got the ball rolling. Can't get your show going? Make a homemade porn and have someone "steal" it and put it on the internet. You are now the next big thing. And so many young girls think she is the greatest thing. What a shame.”
prawn259 on Mar 4, 2013 at 14:10:52
“There was no Kardashian show on TV at that time, nice try though.”
“This is conspiracy theory at it's best. If the report comes out and doesn't show what the theorists are looking for, they say, "See the government still won't give us the truth!" And if it does have what they are looking for, we get, "See, we told everyone it happened like we said!"
No win situation. Guilty in the court of public opinion.”
“I have a co-worker who made a comment to me one day, right before Christmas. He said, " It is so funny how children can believe in someone that gives them good things when they behave and bad things or nothing when they don't." Apparently adults do as well.”