“Because the government has police power and can use that information against you. The stores simply use the info to sell you more junk. You have the right to refuse the big box stores but big brother is something totally different.”
“Proof??? Please provide some proof to back up your ridiculous sweeping generalization. Please use actually facts before making a completely untrue statement. Homeschoolers are plenty socialized. I know many families, (at least 50), that homeschool in my area alone. Their children play sports, have clubs and are involved in the community. They are able to complete their work before lunch, giving them plenty of time to pursue more interests and be out in the "real world" rather than being stuck in an institutional setting.”
“Yet all those opposed to homeschooling scream about socialization. Ha- there is no socialization in school but plenty for the homeschoolers!”
madeye1 on Nov 5, 2013 at 20:07:34
“Socialization, as it pertains to school, is not visiting with your friends, it's learning how to deal with and get along with other people in society. Even the ones you don't agree with.”
Meowlady2 on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:20:44
“Twenty-five minutes of eating together, time in and between classes is still more socialization than a home-schooled kid gets. Even hanging out with a teacher is one more person to socialize with. *However* factor actual bullying into that equation, and my kid would be home schooled in a NY heartbeat!”
tdiplaci on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:13:46
“I think home schooling makes for socially deficient kids.”
“Is it any wonder the homeschooling community continues to grow?”
nilodsm on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:18:16
“You know, my daughter is a school teacher who teaches high school spanish. Has been one for 20 some years. She comes from a VERY conservative,(now tea party family). I've watched the school board slightly turning her into something she has to be to keep her job. What a mess. Yes home school is the answer.”
“This number also includes all the deaths by a cops gun or homeowners defending themselves. So not all are accidental or committed by a "bad guy".
More deaths occur by motor vehicle (25,580 in 2012) so should we ban cars?”
“There have been 25,580 deaths by motor vehicles since then as well. Better start banning cars, they seem more dangerous.”
Resident Swagologist on Oct 28, 2013 at 14:30:03
“Exactly! Because, at its core, mass shooting and motor vehicle accidents are essentially the same thing. Nice try though...”
Sean Wilton on Oct 28, 2013 at 14:29:19
“At least a car requires a license and test before you can drive one.”
DMAvery on Oct 28, 2013 at 14:08:47
“that is the single stupidest argument I hear from the NRA and it's kool aid drinkers on a daily basis. you might as well argue that guns are no more dangerous than a piece of paper because you could potentially bleed to death from a paper cut. it's total foolishness.”
“He worked hard to get where he is. He speaks the truth, don't be afraid of the truth. research the man and find out how hard he worked to get where he is today. He is invested in doing what is right.”
gulfsierra on Oct 11, 2013 at 23:23:32
“And Obama worked hard as well. Carson may have worked hard but he is now towing the GOPTP line. I know many doctors who think that the ACA is a good idea. All Carson is stating is his opinion!”
“No one would be taking personal responsibility for their healthcare. Panels will decide who gets what. The decisions would be out of their hands. There is NO WAY we would be healthier. ”
WylieKioti on Jul 10, 2013 at 14:51:06
“My insurance company already decides, against my doctor's wishes, what health care I can or cannot have. I have an entrapped femoral nerve.
Have tried three different medications, prescribed by my neurologist, they haven't helped. I'm then sent to a pain clinic where, under sedation, they inject cortisone into the nerves, they don't help, I'm offered narcotics, but refuse, I already know pain pills don't help with this pain.
My neuro. decides to try some different meds, insurance company refused. we appeal, insurance co says I have to try 6 different drugs for at least 3 months each and have them fail to manage the pain, before I can have this med.
Now I have to go back to the pain clinic where they will burn the nerves to sever them. It should stop the pain, for a while, but the procedure usually only works for 90 days to possibly 2 years before the nerves grow back. Then I'll have to do it again.
I'd rather try the new med than have this procedure, but insurance co. says I can't.”
“My comment was directed at the previous poster. I do NOT agree with Laubenbergs comment. Of course a mother should get prenatel care for her child, it is a baby and all babies deserve a chance. Nice try but you will get no argument here.”
“I dont have a problem with a woman choosing to do with HER body as she pleases. BUT the moment she starts messing with the body she is carrying I do. Geography does not make anyone less human.”
cdianek on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38:56
“So you think Laubenberg's statement about not providing prenatal care is abhorrent, right?
Geographically, I mean. That's a baby in there, correct? And if she's poor and needs Medicaid to assure she has a healthy pregnancy, well, geography doesn't make it less human because it's poor. Right?”
“Have you read any of the Obamacare bill? Socialized medicine at its very worst. I want folks to get decent health care but Obamacare is not the way to go. It is just terrible.
There must be a better way.”
GrantS on Jul 10, 2013 at 11:04:51
“Obamacare is better than the 2008 status quo. If you knew a better idea you should have spoke up then. Many people wanted "socialized" single payer which has proven itself as better over and over.”
BlueLily216 on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:43:33
“Why? No, seriously, since you're so well versed in the matter what makes it the travesty you make it out to be? If you ask pretty much any doctor they'll tell you that the healthcare you get from the military or medicaid/medicare is the best you can get.”
logic63 on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:40:00
“what do you think is terrible about it and what would you proppose to replace it with”
Steve Maurice on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:38:39
“If the GOP had stayed out of it, the bill would have been much better. They took it apart, made it worst and now complain about it. Write them a letter.”
REMEMBER2050 on Jul 10, 2013 at 10:33:14
“Yep. Demanding everyone take personal responsibility for their health care is socialism at its very worst, isn't it. And the most horrible part of it all is that we'll even be healthier. Despicable!”
“I agree, that we are all sinners. No one is perfect. But we must try. If we fail, there is confession. But we should never CHOOSE to go against the teachings on a daily basis- such as live with a partner be it same sex or not, if we choose to use birth control, if we choose to lie cheat regularly, than that is not a moment of weakness. It is a life choice that we than must own up to. It goes against the teachings and a choice was made daily.”
“And your point? Just because someone who is a nun (or a priest) does not make them free from sin. As for "what the priest doesn't know wont hurt him" most Catholic understand that it is not the priest or nun that we follow, but Christ. So, Christ knows what is in our hearts when we receive communion. The church (which is the Body of Christ) has said that you should not go to communion if you are not in a state of grace. So, that nun was going against the church teachings. I don't care that someone claims to be a member of the Catholic faith. They can say whatever they like. But just claiming to be Catholic does not mean that you follow the faith. And if you choose not to try to follow the rules of the Catholic church than by all means go find another church. That is how the rest of the protestant churches began. They were founded by others who found the faith too difficult to follow or who choose to make up their own rules. Being a Catholic is about sacrifice, love, charity and forgiveness. It takes work, it is not easy and so few choose to answer the call.”
“No they can not. But the pastor can and this person was bringing the activity to the attention of the pastor. A gay or straight person may receive the sacraments provided they are in communion with the teachings of the church. A gay or straight person who acts against the church teachings may not receive the sacraments. While he was openly gay, no one could accuse him of going against the teachings of the church. Being gay is not a sin according to the church....but you must remain celibate. However, by marrying his partner, he publicly denounced the faith (it goes against the teachings) so he no longer may receive the sacraments. This holds true for any organization that has standards. whether you believe or agree with those standards they still must be adhered to in order to participate in the group.”
Stanley Bonk on Apr 7, 2013 at 00:12:31
“You'll notice that denunciation came form an anonymous source. We don't even know if it was from part of the community. My complaint is that the person doing the denunciation didn't want to be identified, and yet was perfectly willing to identify someone else as a sinner.
There's a name for that kind of thing and Jesus himself didn't like it very much.”
Willow712 on Apr 6, 2013 at 22:32:13
“I have seen nuns give a crying woman, mother of five that feared getting pregnant again, condoms. I know a sister that pierced a young girl's nose for her because she didn't want to get it done "on the street" due to disease and infection. A Mother Superior told me to go ahead and go to Communion, because "what the priest doesn't know won't hurt him." that's MY idea of a Church.”
“Are you idling? Why don't you find out a bit about the man before you make a judgement. He is incredibly humble and worked/works tirelessly for the poor and ill. What about your actions! Are you so wonderful that you should even throw a stone? What do you do?
This man is going to change the world and perhaps even your heart.”