“The Vietnamese have made it pretty clear they are able to fight their own battles. They had a chance for a US "umbrella" forty years ago, but opted for Communism. Let them enjoy drinking its full cup.”
Patrick Shaw on May 15, 2014 at 14:04:05
“Vietnam did not opt out for communism....Vietnam was fighting for independence and to throw off 150 years of bitter French colonial rule. It just so what happens that Ho Chi Min came to the US and ask for our help after WWII to make Vietnam independent and to rid themselves of French colonial rule. We refused and backed the French.
Ho then turned to the only powers willing to help him.... Communist USSR and China.”
“This article and many of the comments show how $@%#$%^-up America, and its morality is. We all crave sex. Porn hs been the engine to drive this compulsion on the internet, yet we demean and excoriate a normal young woman who has been able to finance an expensive college career by performing a service in demand, At least she's working, not collecting welfare.
It's a pit we are so hypocritical and judgemental.”
“I'd like to know why my previous comments do not appear here? Is it because I came to close to home, with "Whose agenda is being served by stirring up all this white hate?" Who "moderates" and decides what gets to be published here?”
connimit on Dec 6, 2013 at 01:28:43
“Once again, someone bringing up race! He's a murderer, and if it were your daughter....the color wouldn't matter.....”
theirhere on Dec 5, 2013 at 23:14:14
“depends on how you say it and what words you use-----i have lots of mine deleted for that and if anyone doesnt like it they will flag it and then it gets deleted anyway”
“No, the writer is probably a productive white person who was taught morality and personal accountability, not that individuals have a right to murder and rob because they grew up black, and hard-working white people have earned more”
“Fan support has its limits. I am a Pitt football fan and attend most games. Last Saturday, while heading to the stadium to see the Pitt- U Virginia game I saw people in Cavalier's gear. As with all visiting fans I encounter, I ALWAYS go over and say something nice about their school -- In this case that Charlottesville is supposed to be one of the most lovely campuses in all the U.S. They looked surprised, but pleased. I added, I hoped they enjoy our city of Pittsburgh, would travel safely back home to their loved ones, and may the best team win. Showing good manners and good sportsmanship to visiting people makes for them to have a nice experience and hopefully, feel good about attending a game in our city.”
“So typical for these whinning PSU people. When JoPa was covered by his friends who had a lot of power (read mob), they took every call as their birthright. Anyone remember 1982 when the PS receiver was two feet out-of-bounds, yet the Nittany referee gave the catch, which ended the season w PS, not NU, "winning" the first of Paterno's tainted titles. No whinning from the "Happy Valley" fans back then, that poor Nebraska got jobbed.
In this game, did anybody remember PS was outscored in the second half 26-3? Did it all turn on one call?
There appears no conclusive evidence he "carried" the ball into the end zone. And for football overall, this reaching stuff w the ball has cheapend the game. A ball carrier should have to retain possession of the ball through the end of the play. It is idiotic and inconsistent that a fumble cannot be caused by the ground, but an incompletion can.”
jimjorohr on Nov 15, 2012 at 09:07:06
“Doesn't have to carry into end zone. Just has to touch the line, or pylon. There wasn't replay back in 1982. PSU got jobbed in 94, should have been National Champions but was given to a retiring Nebraska coach.”
Richard Grover on Nov 15, 2012 at 06:08:08
“Also, the following year, 1983, undefeated Alabama caught a game winning TD in the back of the end zone that was called OB. Replay clearly showed it was in bounds. If there's a conspiracy, it's in Happy Valley.”
Go ask the Mothers and their abused kids, if JP is exonerated . . . ?
Sorry, but not only in the court of public morality, where a person has a righteous obligation to protect children, especially underprivlidged kids, who probably lack a strong father figure, or themselves have low self-esteem. and do not have access to the kinds of largess Sandusky could offer), but there exist laws, whereby educators (and as a coach of a university, JP certainly qualified), the individual has a legal responsibility to go to the POLICE, yeah, the real cops, not the campus ones who are much more closely controlled.
Joe did nothing -- to protect himself as much as anything. He knew about Sandusky and because he did nothing, more "at risk," kids suffered.
The world will not remember JP for winning football games. They will remember him for his moral failures.
They will remember PSU as an entire institution of cover-ups and "do-nothings."”
cindyperry on Jun 24, 2012 at 13:41:41
“if nothing wrong was done then riddle me this bat man why a few months ago was the house that dear old joe pa lived in signed over to the wife ? to mitigate and dodge impending law suits he knew was coming”
“Penn state and Pzaterno arfe in no way "vindicated."
What is still really sick about this case is the legions of deranged PSU (Pedophilia Sanctioned University) who are still whining and moaning that their dear JoePa did nothing wrong.
He was the Czar of State College and no one moved earth until he said so.
To protect his own image --he did nothing, and thought his power was so great no one could touch anyone he protected.
Only a Mother's wrath, who refused to be cowed, even when high school counselors and administrators told her to "Go home and think about it (before pressing the case)," could finally blow this case open.
Those whiners do not speak for the rest of us in the Keystone State. That Enabler JoePa richlydeserved to go, and it should have been straight out of town on a rail, with a load of tar and feathers.”
Mr Muckle on Jun 24, 2012 at 22:12:56
“Paterno sold his soul for Coach Eddie Robinson's record.”
arrow7 on Jun 24, 2012 at 16:54:56
“Penn State, and all of those other monsters who covered up so much, hopefully will all be hauled into court, if not for charges, hopefully for big $$$$$. They are just as bad as ole dottie who covered and enabled jerry for so many horrible years.”
Cornelius G on Jun 24, 2012 at 13:48:37
“I hold Paterno responsible above everyone aside from Sandusky. Paterno was arguably the most powerful person on Penn State's campus, and he did NOTHING in response to the shower episode, and by all appearances, he was well aware of Sandusky's history. Paterno had the power to have Sandusky prosecuted and he did nothing, as did the others with knowledge of Sandusky's behavior. Paterno's passing-the-buck and "I should have done more" is nothing less than shameful. All these folks cared about was Penn State's reputation.”
Alex Anderson222222 on Jun 24, 2012 at 12:30:24
“Yeah, except that Joe Paterno didn't actually do anything wrong. He probably didn't do the RIGHT thing (nip the situation in bud) but he didn't actually DO anything wrong. I've seen people demand that JoePa be prosecuted. . . but for what? Nothing? ?
SO, in essence, Joe Paterno was fired for NOT doing anything...rather than for something he actually did.”
“After his latest pronouncement's on climate change, Rubio's national candidacy is Dead on Arrival! Anyone today still denying that humans are screwing up the planet's climate should retire to the nearest cave dwellers community and seek votes there. With issues like this one, abortion and gay rights, Republicans are insisting the pary commit suicide.”
“It disgusts me that there is such a thing as giving these terrorist b*stards access to a lawyer or any of the rights of legitimate combatants in the rules of war!
Since time immemorial, terrorists, sabatours, assassins, guerrilllas, spies, etc.-- anyone behind the lines, not in uniform, or fighting for a recognized entity, have never, repeat never been entitiled to, not had any expectation of, the rights of legitimate entities entitled to the rules of war. These people should expect and receive torture and abuse commmensurate to the chaos they promote and spread; then summary execution.”
MDEvans on Oct 15, 2013 at 19:29:08
“Before you go about condoning blanket "expect and recieve torture and abuse"...I'd read Jeremy Scahill's Dirty Wars...as well as study the idicator activity for the last 100 years that there's people in an Oil Company looking for land near by.....humanity: not in a pretty picture right now -- condoning torture and abuse in any form doesn't do any of US any good....except for some a short term paycheck, which is still not worth the atrociousness.”