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Woman Posts Domestic Violence Selfies To Facebook (GRAPHIC)

Woman Posts Domestic Violence Selfies To Facebook (GRAPHIC)

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 23:06:27 in Women

“Nicka, We obviously share the same understanding on this topic. You express it so much better than I can. I do hope your words are read by a few women that will receive your message. Stepping into the unknown future and outside of our known danger zones does scare most of us...but it is the only way to to move FORWARD in our lives. Women need to do this for themselves and for their children. As Maya Angelo's grandmother would have said...Step out on the word of Jesus, and TRUST him to hold your hand.”
Woman Posts Domestic Violence Selfies To Facebook (GRAPHIC)

Woman Posts Domestic Violence Selfies To Facebook (GRAPHIC)

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 22:51:56 in Women

“James, You be sure and remember your words and use them when you stand next to your Mother, Sister, or Daughter's bedside. Hopefully your wife's bedside talks will never require this conversation. There are no females on this earth who are immune from this violence...just some who falsly believe that it could never happen to them. All over this world in every culture and country, women suffer from this type of abuse.”
Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Joe The Plumber: 'Your Dead Kids Don't Trump My Constitutional Rights' To Have Guns

Commented May 27, 2014 at 21:56:13 in Politics

“Very old argument, MJS. It works well for those who wish to own unregistered guns and justify their actions. Kind of smacks them in the face when they are found to be in possession of guns not registered to them, doesn't it? No government (gubmint) is attempting to remove your legally owned weapons. Get over your fear and get on with your life. IF you believe in our people, you would know how difficult it would be for the 'gubmint' to take away legal weapons from our citizens. IF the boogey man ever appears and wants to use a list of registered gun owners for the purpose of removing their guns from them, we all know that will just be the beginning of a major war within the USA. Just being REAL here.”
Dem Candidates Slow To Embrace Obama's Health Care Offensive

Dem Candidates Slow To Embrace Obama's Health Care Offensive

Commented May 26, 2014 at 11:45:49 in Politics

“True, Rob! However many of those who did thrive were clueless about the circumstance of any others. They live within their little 'bubble world'.”
California GOP Candidate's Pro-Gun Robocall Went Out Day After Mass Shooting

California GOP Candidate's Pro-Gun Robocall Went Out Day After Mass Shooting

Commented May 26, 2014 at 10:16:16 in Politics

“Mental illness is the root cause of this shooting (in my opinion). Had this young man been diagnosed with mental illness prior to this shooting? If so, there should be laws in place to prevent his access to guns until he had been declared sane once again. I realize some mental illness requires life long treatment and yet others are more of a short term affliction (depression and/or stress disorders). Those who are convicted violent felons and/or currently suffering with diagnosed mental illness should have NO access to guns.

WHY do we put the emphasis on removing guns, when the root cause of the majority of these multiple shootings seems to be mental illness? Treatment for the mentally ill in our nation is not a priority coverage by private insurance coverage and/or medicare-medicade. As a society, we have yet to drag mental illness out of our collective closets and assign it the priority needed to successfully deal with it.

Recently this young man's family tried to notify the local police of their concerns regarding his statements in his videos and the police didn't recognize any warning signs when they interviewed him. Perhaps enhanced training for our police and including a medical professional trained in recognizing mental illnesses in the interview process that determines who is a risk to our community would be well advised?”

Callah on May 26, 2014 at 10:52:29

“...gee how many Psychological professionals does it take to declare someone is mentally ill to you?
This guy was under the care of three different doctors according to The Guardian..maybe instead of buying him a BMW...Mom should have given him a "vacation in San Luis Obispo"s Atascadero Hospital"....”

Still5150 on May 26, 2014 at 10:49:39

“Even after his folks called the police and told the police about this guy's mental problems, it was not enough to take his guns, not even just for a little while. The problem is that we ALWAYS err on the side of gun ownership and never on the side of public safety.”

Je78 on May 26, 2014 at 10:40:16

“He was diagnosed with mental illness. He was under the care of 2 mental health professionals.

He bought lots of guns and used them for their intention.

Mental illness + easy access to high casualty guns= disaster.”
Obama Pledges 'Responsible End' To Afghanistan War During Surprise Visit With Troops

Obama Pledges 'Responsible End' To Afghanistan War During Surprise Visit With Troops

Commented May 25, 2014 at 15:44:39 in Politics

“Thank you Mr. President for visiting our brave toops where they have been serving our nation and sacrificing their valued time and lives for all of us. For all of our military who have served in Afghanistan and/or Iraq or within other nations in this war, I extend to you my sincere appreciation and respect for your service. May God Bless you now and as you return home. I pledge to continue to vote in support of veterans care & support when they do come home.”
This Is What 'Gangnam Style' Looked Like In 1904

This Is What 'Gangnam Style' Looked Like In 1904

Commented May 19, 2014 at 03:06:10 in Arts

“interesting..tks for sharing your memories”

iowastate on May 29, 2014 at 21:22:08

“every area has its idioms it is rare that we pick up on a localism and hear it somewhere else. A midwest accent sounds as odd in California as Spanish does in Iowa”
Climate Group Backed By Billionaire Progressive Donor Goes To Koch Brothers' Turf

Climate Group Backed By Billionaire Progressive Donor Goes To Koch Brothers' Turf

Commented May 16, 2014 at 17:42:44 in Politics

“Grateful for Tom Steyer and his concerns for our environment. IF only more Republicans would take the time to independently investigate the process of Fracking and to understand the high risks associated with it, I do not believe they would be voting in favor of it. Unfortunately the majority seem to just take the promise given in PR ads paid for by those who stand to profit from the Keystone project. Most of us don't have the deep pockets needed to challenge the Koch's on their false assurances to our voting public. Big thanks to Tom Steyer!!”
Bill O'Reilly Claims He's 'Exempt' From White Privilege Because He Was Kind Of Poor

Bill O'Reilly Claims He's 'Exempt' From White Privilege Because He Was Kind Of Poor

Commented May 15, 2014 at 16:11:49 in Media

“Let's see...Bill had the burden of working in an ice cream shop as a teenager and because of this, his view is he had no 'white privilege'? I worked in the summer at a photo lab developing film as a teen and I do see myself as privileged compared to the Mexican teens in my public school who worked in the fields picking pickles from sun up until sundown in late summer. THAT was some back breaking, heat intense, heavy physical work. I live in rural NE Indiana and am a Senior Citizen now. Those Mexican teens in my public school back then had come up here on busses from Mexico because of farming needs of a pickle factory in our area. Many families ended up staying here year around and making roots in our community and having children here. The parents and the kids worked far harder physically than anyone in my family ever did. Some of the children born here went on be good solid citizens of our community. Some ended up on the wrong side of the law. All of them were raised under far more stress and less opportunities than what I experienced. That is just what it is (or was in this case).”
Emily Letts' Abortion Video Garners Angry Reaction From Right-Wing Media

Emily Letts' Abortion Video Garners Angry Reaction From Right-Wing Media

Commented May 12, 2014 at 19:39:40 in Media

“As a divorced Mother of 2, dealing with survival issues for the 3 of us after my ex-husband disappeared, I discoved my pregnancy. This was when abortions had 1st become legal. I made the choice to care for the 2 children existing, I could not quit my factory job due to a 3rd pregnancy. All of these years later, I still feel I made the necessary choice, yet I did not find watching this video to be comfortable. I'm thankful for having had that choice. This is a rare occassion that I speak of having used my choice. Personally, I could not accept myself making a video of the experience. Once this young woman actually has her own child she may place a different perspective on this topic? Or maybe not.....Not in a position to judge anyone...just sharing my thoughts here.”
Marco Rubio: I Don't Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change

Marco Rubio: I Don't Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change

Commented May 11, 2014 at 18:42:34 in Politics

“Well said, Anthony!”
Marco Rubio: I Don't Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change

Marco Rubio: I Don't Believe Humans Are Causing Climate Change

Commented May 11, 2014 at 18:34:55 in Politics

“It is irrelevant what Marco Rubio chooses to believe. If he chooses to continue to stick his head in the sand and ignore reality like the ostrich does, he is leaving his rear end exposed (as well as all those who choose to follow him). The truth about global warming and the rising ocean waters is self evident. As responsible human beings we need to look past personal politics, greed, and self interests to the long term health of our grandchildren and the environment we leave to them.

If anyone doubts the melting of ice bergs in the Artic, it is most easy to Google pictures and articles reporting and displaying these facts. IF anyone is too hard headed to believe what they read and view online, then spring open your wallet and take a cruise up that way. View it for yourself. This is not a hidden truth.”
Miley Cyrus Dances With Blow-Up Doll On Stage (NSFW)

Miley Cyrus Dances With Blow-Up Doll On Stage (NSFW)

Commented May 11, 2014 at 11:22:38 in Entertainment

“Professional call girls frequently make more money than other women professionals such as teachers, nurses, etc. I have no respect for the call girls, their money & possessions. I have a high regard for women who invest their higher self into promoting education, health, entertainment and the betterment of our society. Miley is definately a car crash in slow motion. She is imploding on herself and then of course the public will devour all the reporting done on how low she sinks. Honestly reading her new low is what caused me to click on this story today. However, I would NOT have paid to read it. That is what is ahead of her. Madonna, she is not!”

Soda Sullican on May 11, 2014 at 14:42:33

“You have no idea what you are talking about. Are you aware of her philanthropic work. Please tell me abut the horror of her personal life? Tell me what scandal makes her such a terrible person? And while it is not the ultimate standard we should judge her by, fora girl to go form a small neighborhood in Tennessee to being able to demand $500,000 per show by 21 is not exactly the work of a slacker, You are right, she is not Madonna...she is a child of Madonna.”
There Was An Israeli Spy In Al Gore's Bathroom, Report Claims

There Was An Israeli Spy In Al Gore's Bathroom, Report Claims

Commented May 11, 2014 at 10:13:05 in Politics

“Sounds like a pretty clumsy spy. Reality is that we spy on other countries and they do the same back to us. Would have been nice if this article would have told us more details of what occurred after the spy was discovered. I am no supporter of the extreme amount of aid & support our nation offers to Israel. I feel it needs to be toned down and we should not be so heavily biased with favoritism towards Israel.”

Isra eli on May 13, 2014 at 05:25:17

“Pretty clumsy spy and pretty thin too - according to the King David Hotel, even a cat cannot enter the narrow ventilation tunnels in the hotel.”
Monica Lewinsky Breaks Her Silence On Her Affair With Bill Clinton

Monica Lewinsky Breaks Her Silence On Her Affair With Bill Clinton

Commented May 6, 2014 at 11:16:40 in Politics

“Monica made an unfortunate choice as a young woman. Many young women are guilty of the same. Her bad choice made world news and humiliated her in excess due to the availability of the internet and the distasteful mockery that resides in humanity. What are Monica's blessings? Her faithful, loving Mom & Dad! I want to share with Monica what a treasure she has there in their love. I hope that will be the nugget of gold she will bring forward in her own life from this experience.”
Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 18:27:03 in World

“Correctipn: After my concerns for these kidnapped little girls, my next concern is that Abubakar Shekau receives due justice for his crimes against humanity here.”
Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 18:03:36 in World

“Amy, I wish your comment was not correct. Unfortunately, I fear it is. Whatever rescue can be done for this young girls, I pray will go forward.”

Amyqotd on May 5, 2014 at 22:13:31

“I really hope I'm incorrect as well.”
Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 17:55:00 in World

“Don't forget the rescue of these girls...THAT is the priority!”
Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Boko Haram Leader Abubakar Shekau Vows To Sell Nigerian Abducted Schoolgirls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 17:52:31 in World

“This kidnapping requires not just the 'do something' response. It requires the actual rescue of these young girls from their kidnappers. IF only the Americans are willing to help, so be it. I have no problem with my tax money being spent on this rescue. I will pray for and support every agent from the US that is willing to participate in their rescue. This is a mission against evil. When good does not combat evil, we will see evil rule.”
Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 17:22:35 in Politics

“Chuck is correct. You are all about yourself and what is good for you. No concern for your fellow human beings...in this case young girls. I do hope someday you find the better side of yourself.”

ziziggy12345 on May 6, 2014 at 02:27:07

“Barring that I hope he gets what he deserves”
Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 17:06:49 in Politics

“I don't really care if it is our National Guard, CIA or FBI. I have no problem with my tax dollars being spent to assist in rescuing these little girls. WHY are other governments not stepping up and offering assistance? I don't know, however, the last time I chose to make the right step, I didn't hesitate to see who was going to accompany me. No...I don't want to see our country get involved in the politics of Nigeria...but rescuing kidnapped little girls who are being sold as wives...oh yeah!!”
Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 16:48:18 in Politics

“Cadawa Waller, I suggest you find an iceberg and hug it for comfort this evening. Comparing the kidnapping and selling of these little girls lives to bank heists and S&L fraud is repulsive on every level of my conscious. My disgust for your comment is unspeakable.”

artist816 on May 5, 2014 at 19:45:13

“Why dont you pack your bags go to Nigeria and go look for yourself I bet you wouldnt last a week in the bush.”
Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 16:37:36 in Politics

“and what level of help do you believe those little girls deserve? Comparing the theft of their lives to the S&L debacle is pure COLD!!”
TSA Seizes 81 Pounds Of Pot At Oakland Airport

TSA Seizes 81 Pounds Of Pot At Oakland Airport

Commented May 3, 2014 at 16:50:30 in Crime

“I'm sure someone switched those bags on her. She doesn't know where this came from? Casual clothing, a few sets of undies and nighties, and cosmetics were the contents in her bags. Best defense I can think of...unless the bags happen to carry her finger prints?? IF her prints are on those lb bags, she is toasted!!”
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