“Are you claiming that the CDC recommends vaccination for HPV because they are in the pockets of the vaccine makers? If so, where's your evidence? Claims like that need to have something other than a vague dislike for business behind them.”
Nov 6, 2012 at 09:20:30
“Science is ignorant when it comes to massage subject, especially when those involve in the research are trying to discredit the effectiveness of massage. It is established that massage improves circulation, so what is the question about asking a client to drink a tea, water, or any herbal fluids to help the body detoxify, clean, (or whatever description we want to use) itself (Sorry that massage do not have its own common language to describe things). Common sense dictates that We ask them to drink after massage because the fluid circulation after massage is working better if not very, very well, and if you drink clean fluids the old fluids carrying wastes(That could turn into toxins, nu) will be flushed out or i say replaced... not 100% but at least many of those toxins is remove from the system.”
WishfulThinkingRulesAll on Nov 6, 2012 at 14:34:02
Nov 1, 2011 at 23:51:49
“Unsolicited advise from a headache sufferer 20+ years ago. Use your fingers (acupressure/shiatsu) to press on your head and find points that give you relief and concentrate on them. Usually you will feel like an electric current is flowing. If painful at first, give a fast touch - press-release technique. wait for few minutes then repeat. It can be done anytime of the day but best when you are on bed or sitting down... I am sure this is 101% effective and one day you will miss having headaches again because you will be in-love with the pleasure of the treatment.”
Nov 1, 2011 at 23:40:15
“Seems they have no idea that acupressure and shiatsu can eliminate headaches of all kinds, save for the headache caused by cancer. Use these technique and I am sure you will miss having headache at least once in a while because of the pleasure you would feel from the treatment.”
“I am not religious and in fact i don't follow a particular group. You are right Religion is not helping in reducing crimes because they are so selfish, and using religion for their own good. That is why Jesus said they are blind leaders (especially these big churches - christianity, islam, and judaism - i'd rather follow confucius) however it was reading the bible that made me to always check myself, without that i could be one of the worst criminals. (I learned not to become religious but to guide myself. GOD was only lately that i believe yes maybe there is a God up there who keeps frustrating me and uplifting me.) This is why i believe that these people who claims to be saints can do something if only they know what they are talking about, and walk what they are saying.
I don't believe it is the removal of death penalty reduced the crime, but i believed the people in those places are more responsible. They have good leaders who are doing what they are talking. If the removal of death penalty reduced crimes, then maybe the removal of all kinds of punishments will give us peace. Anyway, nobody is perfect, so please give me another chance.”
“That's the point of the issue. That is why the justice system have to be more careful. No one wants an innocent person to die!
We do not want innocent people to become victims of crime, and we do not want innocent person to die as a result of a mistake.
Now, we have to talk on how we can deter criminals, and at the same time how to avoid injustice to "mistaken convicts." Is there any suggestion you can give to replace death penalty - enough to make, at least some criminals think many times?
Like what i said before, removing one deterrent to crimes will make the criminals dance in the dark looking for a potential victim knowing that they will be living to reminisce and enjoy every memory of the crime they did; while, the good civilians have nowhere to go and have peace: The streets are not safe, parks, malls, and worst home is not safe.”
“It is not 100% but if it can deter 10 would be criminals then it is better than to see a love one raped, killed without reasons by those 10 if they were not made to think by the punishment they will get.
It is not the removal of death penalty that made it dropped, it went down because the people are more aware about being human. I contribute that on your family relationship or "Responsible Parenthood"? or your church is doing her part in humanizing people in your country.
This reminds me about the RH bill in my country - the Philippines. My thinking is, if the church do her part in teaching good moral values to her people, and parents become more responsible, the time will come that this bills and punishments will be just garbage in the books of law.
The Government has to do something to discipline its citizen. And we who do not want those policies should concentrate more in advocating/promoting moral values to people to avoid the death penalty instead of using our energies fighting the government about it. Who needs jails, death penalty, laws on family planning if people are taught to become responsible human beings.
Again, we can ask the government to become more careful in giving out death penalty, but we cannot ask him to remove it totally. Let those would be criminals have something to worry about, not us innocent people worrying about criminals in the streets.”
GhostOfFDR on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:43:10
“Sorry, typo in the first message. The "20%" should have said "2%"”
GhostOfFDR on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:40:19
And of course you can get rid of the death penalty. The civilized world has already done it. It's sad that the USA and the Philippines (apparently) are not part of the civilized world.
And I'm not sure what family planning has to do with this, other than that being from the Philippines and therefore probably Catholic you are probably not allowed the freedom to think logically about the subject.”
GhostOfFDR on Oct 17, 2011 at 12:40:01
“Yes, absolutely. That's why we should execute petty criminals before they commit their first violent crime. That would really deter anyone from committing a crime, right?
Actually, the studies indicate that the death penalty doesn't deter anyone and the assurance of getting the death penalty might actually prompt people to kill. (Sort of like "suicide by cop,: but slower)
States without the death penalty have lower murder rates. States and countries that have abolished the death penalty usually have seen a reduction in murder rates following that. And the more rapidly states in the US carry out executions, the higher the murder rate is.
Unfortunately, the truth is, if you institute the death penalty, more people will be murdered. The sad truth is that most people who kill want to die, and for some killing is a way to make ALL of their problems go away. Sane people, in general, don't want to kill.
And then there's the 20% or so of the people who get executed that were innocent of the crime.
But don't let logic and facts get in the way of vengeance. Religion never has helped reduce violence. The more religious a country or state is, the higher its violent crime rate is. The overall reduction in crime rates that we've seen in the last 50 years might be an awakening to the humanity of other people, but that's more due increased interconnection due to media and telecommunications. That's despite religion, not because of it.”
GeorgeBurnsWasRight on Oct 17, 2011 at 10:25:21
“As long as the justice system depends upon the decisions of fallible human beings, some innocent people will be executed. Are you OK with this "collateral damage"?”
“We know that crime can always happened in the most unthinkable and odd ways. I've grown up from a crime infested place, and been walking the "crime streets" and heard the criminals talk and reasoning. That is why even if i do not want death penalty i will support it, because i know at least some of these criminals think more than twice. i had two friends, when i was at my teenage, who were so happy when Marcos was remove from power. They said it's ok then to commit crimes because there is freedom. See how criminals think about freedom? Now i am sad and happy because those two friends are gone. One died in prison, and the other one lost his wits from drugs. The best way to avoid wrong judgment is for the law to be more stringent in giving their decisions.”
Abnormal Wrench on Oct 17, 2011 at 23:31:04
“I'm never sure where this false idea that the more brutal a government is, the less crime there is. Where is this demonstrated? Is Somalia have less crime than any other country? Iran? China? Where is this mystical country that is absolutely evil in their application of judgement, and crime and voilence is gone? America has by far the highest incarceration rates in the world, and some of the highest number of people killed by the state. Do we enjoy low homicide rates? No, we have the highest in the world. Where is the logic? Anyone home?”
“Justice all around? Why let a criminal walking around fearing no one! People should be walking without fear a rapist, killer stalking them! Instead of removing death penalty suggest a more stringent policies and guidelines to minimize mistakes. Review past sentences where mistakes were made and learn from them.”
Oct 7, 2011 at 12:37:12
“This has been a long problem and not only in america, but in all countries who worship their doctors as the one who know best. I observed this while working as caregiver One time I have to secretly not give an sleeping pills which is given every night to the poor old man who was sleepy and weak the whole day after taking the pills(The problem is he doesn't feel sleep at night so the partner wanted to double the dose. There was no observation done and follow up by doctors. I even argued to the family of one who insisted to give a pill for itchiness that was making the patient dizzy and incoherent, but they blamed it on his being old and his dementia is getting worse. I hope the proper agencies take a serious look on this report.”
Sep 20, 2011 at 11:06:15
“Great article... It can motivate and save many people... The third world country should be made aware of these kind of sickness. Like what you said because of ignorance, most of the people i knew who had diabetes died in 3-5 years from - you know what- depression!”