“I'm not an expert on mental heath issues, but my mother's been a mental health nurse for nearly 30 years. She says many times mental problems don't show up till after puberty or even college age, which is what Adam was. Maybe she taught him to use weapons prior to his mental issues showing up? Either way, she should've made sure he didn't have ANY access to those weapons, especially knowing he was so mentally unstable! So sad.”
SquareDeal on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:55:17
“...and so unnecessary. But for her callousness, this tragedy would not have happened.”
daradar on Dec 19, 2012 at 14:34:48
“The mother bought the weapons over the past two to three years according to police. Reports have stated Adam became even more reclusive since his high school graduation two years ago. It is most unfortunate that she decided to purchase guns.”
“My name's Kate... I'm a woman, not a "sir". I should've said adopting more socialist programs that further increase the powers of the govt, ie. Obamacare, is a terrible idea. The govt shouldn't penalize people & then call it a "tax." It's simply dishonest.
You forgot to mention another social program... Social Security, which was never intended to last this long, & is completely broken.”
“Never said I like, or agree with the Mormon religion! As far as what we say about other party's choices... it goes BOTH ways. ie: Why does the race card come up so much when someone says they don't care for Obama? I don't care what color his skin is... I just don't like his policies, or the direction this country's headed. He promised us more jobs & a better economy, but it just keeps getting worse! More govt power isn't good.”
“Duh? Why do people have to get so disgustingly nasty to others who don't view the world the same as you?! Your attitude is very ugly & I don't need to prove anything to you. Where was my "rant" on redistribution of wealth? I simple said his religious adviser believes this. Are you actually okay with that boundary being crossed?
Reminder: Obama upheld the Bush tax cuts because had he not, we would be in a worse position than we currently are! Those same wealthy people that you want to tax even more, are the same ones that own businesses. What will happen when the govt imposes more taxes upon them? In most cases, they'll simply outsource to countries like India, or China... like we keep seeing over & over. On the other hand, I think the ones who don't pay ANY taxes, really DO need to start paying up! No more loopholes, & no more kickbacks!
BTW... I'm a teacher, who's out of a job, due to cutbacks, so I GET IT when it comes, especially, to cutting things like education. But, where was that bailout when our leaders were handing them out?!
I know we're never going to agree, that is obvious! But, do try to be more polite in your responses. We're not barbarians... yet! :)”
“Hey, I know you're mad and all, but mind you, I NEVER said anything regarding Mitt's religion... weather I agree or not with it. Reason being, I'm more concerned about the direction our leaders are CURRENTLY taking us. .. towards socialism. I'm PRO religious freedom, and socialism will destroy that altogether. Any time govt starts to control our private lives, it's not good. Besides, the Separation of Church and State policy our govt has will keep Mitt, if elected, from imposing his religion on us! BTW, I don't like Mormonism, but I dislike socialism even more, because it takes away personal freedom & gives too much power to the govt.”
cdu77 on Jul 2, 2012 at 21:32:12
“i assure i'm not mad ...mentally disturbed; deranged; insane....but let me get this straight and correct me if i'm misreprersenting your comment...but you want to do away with your parents and your own social security,the VA.....medicare...all government assistance to the poor...and replace it with??? you have more of a chance of a take over by the Koch brothers than you do of socialism...as for personal freedoms cults do more damage just look a the Moonies and Jim Jones...but i'd be glad to discuss this more if you'd like”
“My thoughts are connected and I supported those claims with quotes! These are actually recorded comments made by Obama's advisers. If you took the time & cared enough, you'd find it! You, Sir., are blinded by your unquestioning admiration for Obama. In all truthfulness, I'm glad we live in a day where people can look past race to elect a black president! However, based upon his current & past associations with persons of questionable ties & interests, I don't think he's been good for our country & its economic recovery. That's MY opinion, & I don't expect everyone to agree.
We all have formed our opinions based upon what we've heard, read, experienced and how we were raised. That's why people get so angry when others disagree!
I spent 4 years studying & teaching history... I'm not an expert, but I see the patterns & it's not a good outcome. Adopting socialist policies WILL ultimately destroy our country!”
omegas3 on Jul 2, 2012 at 17:05:08
“you sir are an example of people who are so smart they are stupid. You make it seem as if Romney, Paul or any other elected official hasn't had questionable affiliations. I support my president and I am not ashamed. However you should look up that term socialism so many of you toss out. We have had socialist style programs in our country for many many many years. Medicare, Medicaid, Head start, WIC and kids lunch programs to name a few. I guess you are all against those then too huh? So before you start labeling and applying that term with our president, think about who in your family and friends are already using Govt. socialized programs.”
“At least we know what he believes! Obama's religious adviser, Rev. Jim Wallace, is a SELF PROCLAIMED Marxist... a firm believer in redistribution of wealth. He consults Obama on economic policy! Whoever heard of a spiritual adviser giving economic & governmental advice?! Doesn't that COMPLETELY go against the "Separation of Church & State" policy Dems have fought vehemently for?! The Rev. Al Sharpton, a supporter of Obama, said Obama's a socialist: "Well, first of all, then we have to say that the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama."
RON BLOOM, Senior Counselor to the U.S. President for Manufacturing Policy said: "We know that the free market is nonsense. We also kind of agree with Mao."
ANITA DUNN, former White House Communications Director said: "Mao Tse-Tung and Mother Teresa, not often coupled with each other, but the two people that I turn to most."
*Mao was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party, a man responsible for over 70,000,000 deaths during PEACE TIME! And he's admired by our President's advisers?!
So, if the free market is nonsense, then why is it since the Chinese have adopted many aspects of Capitalism, they are about to surpass the US as the most powerful nation in the world?!
If Obama gets another 4 years, don't be surprised when we become more & more socialist. Your personal & religious freedoms will continue to be striped... for the sake of "economic equality" (AKA socialism).”
Hank10303 on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:49:49
“What does he believe - tell us. Because the one thing about Romney is other than his name and the names of his family you don't know anything about him. You don't know what he believes as a Mormon, you don't know where he stand on any issues - because he has taken all sides on every issue. You got nothing. You don't know anything about Romney. He isn’t only an empty suit, he’s a blank one. Just to demonstrate how irrational your post is - you rant about the "redistribution of wealth" - well what do you think the Bush tax cuts are and what Romney wants to do more of? Taking funds from education, roads, airports, cutting teachers, police, firefighters and giving tax cuts to the rich – Duh!”
Terry DR on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:19:44
“How can corporate America be making record profits if Obama is a socialist? I know, YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT A SOCIALIST IS. You must be a fox watcher.”
bbaileykmg on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:19:10
“Mitt wears magic underwear, believes god is a 6'2 tall man who lives on a planet called Kolob with his goddess wives. Jesus is Satan's bother. baptizes dead people. thinks Joseph Smith is a saint. and Mitt believes he will be a god of his own planet when he dies.
you can say anything you won't about President Obama, but say one fact about Mitt "Silver Spoons" Romney and it's "you can't say that"”
cdu77 on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:16:18
“and Mormonism is a CULT....a true Believer would never vote for a cult leader...enough said...oh checkmate you loose...lol”
methnkng on Jul 2, 2012 at 16:14:51
“It is the christians who are violating everyone else' right to religious freedom.
If Romney is elected... get ready for a the transglobal corporate cabel to take over and reduce us all to slaves.”
“So, while you're out and about today, why not stop by and visit a cancer patient or recovering alcoholic? Or, are you just too busy admiring yourself and all of your "brilliance"? I hope you cheer up a bit and stop your bitter ramblings! At least she's not bed hopping & falling drunk out of a pub!”
“Are you kidding??! There are sloths in zoos here in the US! Her fiance, who I'm sure is quite wealthy, probably pulled some strings & arranged for one to visit w/ its handler. They weren't keeping it! Cause THAT would be illegal.”
“If you read the article closely, the "twin" was NOT alive... "Dr Astocondor said the brain, heart, lungs and intestines never developed after the fetus was absorbed by the other fetus inside the mother's womb." And he wasn't "having a baby"... the boy doesn't have a uterus!”
“I think a lot of marriages end because they never set up boundaries or took the time prior to getting married to go through some sort of counseling. It's crazy how many people, especially women, obsess over every minute detail of their wedding day, but never take the time to invest in their actual marriage. My husband & I went through months of counseling beforehand and even went through a financial planning course only a few months after marriage. We have an amazing, not perfect, marriage that's built on mutual trust, respect, faith & open communication. We try to show an interest in each other's passions & encourage those passions & dreams. Even though I don't always understand the tech stuff my husband loves, I still listen to him & tell him how much I appreciate his knowledge (because I haven't a clue!). We also make it a priority to do at least one "date night" a week... even if it's just ordering take out & going for a walk!”
“If it weren't for many of these zoos, more animals would be extinct! I live next to the Safari Park here in San Diego, & they ALONE have brought dozens of species back & are no longer considered endangered! It is their PRIMARY goal to capture threatened & endangered animals, breed them until they are no longer threatened or endangered & then release them BACK TO THE WILD! They charge people admission mainly so they have enough money to fund such breeding programs. I know it's not ideal, but it's also not ideal that these beautiful creatures are being poached & run out of their natural habitats. It's the LEAST we can do for them. So, PLEASE do your research before posting. Also, watch this video... we just had a baby rhino added this January... AND they are NOT cramped here at SD park! They have acres & acres to roam.
“nice video ! Thank-you so much. I loved how "the little one" was running around. So cut. When I was a kid I wanted a rhino for my birthday. I was going to keep her in the garage at night and in the yard and in my bedroom in the day. My dad said no. Really ruined my birthday. ( I think I was about 6) Just love rhinos.”
“If you read the entire article, it says, "Some of the jurors who acquitted Anthony said they believe she bears some responsibility for her daughter's death but that prosecutors failed to prove that she murdered the child." If you're on a jury & death is on the line, you want to be sure, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the person on trial truly DID commit murder. I personally wouldn't want to make that decision. I agree that she probably contributed to her death, but no one knows for sure if she really murdered Caylee. If she did, she'll get her comeuppance one day.”
Jul 15, 2011 at 13:48:40
“Hold your horses, & don't get your panties in a twist! Of course I teach that the Jews were NOT the only ones slaughtered by the Nazis! Hitler had Homosexuals, Gypsies, Mentally Ill and Handicapped murdered! I just don't feel I should be forced to devote an entire lesson strictly to the cause of homosexuality. As I mentioned, I DO include gay/lesbian historical figures into my lessons. I teach that ALL people deserve to be respected & treated properly. In all honesty, w/ so many schools teaching to State standards, it's difficult as it is to get to everything. By the time the kids are done testing in the Spring, MOST classes won't get around to the various Lib movements ie. Womens, Chicano ect... it's sad, because so many blow through it. I try to include as much as humanly possible, but they're so done after testing.”
Jul 14, 2011 at 23:52:48
“As a history teacher, I'm OUTRAGED!! They keep adding to the books things like this, which should only be taught at home. It should NOT be our duty to teach children about the gay lifestyle. I already include works by historical gays/lesbians ie. Gertrude Stein... we don't NEED to dedicate an entire lesson to them. As it is, the Holocaust only has ONE paragraph in many books.”
FINTA on Jul 15, 2011 at 00:38:48
“I feel sorry... I teach English, but somehow, since the two usually tie together, especially on the 11th grade level, I am sure I will have to teach GAY LITERATURE”
Carmeliggy on Jul 15, 2011 at 00:36:37
“No one is demanding that you teach about "gay lifestyle" ... what ever that means.... It
is time for you to get into another profession possibly ...(?)”
josephRoehl on Jul 15, 2011 at 00:36:02
“I'm OUTRAGED YOU CLAIM TO TEACH HISTORY....you obviously do NOT. Gays were also victims in the Holocaust. sorry deniers, your plaints just get funnier by the hundred.”
DCMetroGuy on Jul 15, 2011 at 00:34:18
“Yes the Holocaust gets too little attention,but I am sure that as a conscientious teacher you are taking the time to let your students know that Hitler sent not only Jews to the "Showers", but that he also sent "Gays", or that they often sent jews to the Gas Chambers, but burned the Gays alive. Because otherwise, your entire comment would be hypocritical and show a distinct bias. History should be fact ..... not the tale told by the victors.”
Since59 on Jul 15, 2011 at 00:28:33
“Good for you to include Ms. Stein in your teachings. Now we have a law to ensure more teachers are as progressive as you are. BTW do you also teach about Harvey Milk? If so how do you discuss his histroical contributions without identifying him as a homosexual? Just asking...”
candycanedragon on Jul 15, 2011 at 00:21:10
“tell me, why should the holocaust get 1 whole paragraph and the fact that gay people have contributed to the world can't even get 1 little word”
“I feel awful for that poor girl! I had a VERY controlling BF in high school & into college, always had to know where I was at all times. He was jealous, & had a temper... had a black eye for my sis' wedding, but covered it up. Finally braved up & dumped him after I found out he was cheating. I'm now married to the most wonderful & loving man whom I adore! Sad she didn't get that chance. RIP Lauren.”
chasesea on Jul 7, 2011 at 16:36:04
“Good for you. I'm glad he didn't really hurt you when you dumped him....sometimes it leads to death like this beautiful young woman.”
Susan Schmidt Baker on Jul 7, 2011 at 16:16:50
“Good for you. You were smart enough to dump him before you truly became an abused spouse or worse. Too many women aren't that smart.”
“Where were the parents of these children, and why was the gun not locked up out of reach??? So sad that this family will probably be ripped apart due to poor decisions! Parents, especially ones who have firearms, NEED to be overly cautious when it comes to keeping their family safe.”
flksbutton on Jul 7, 2011 at 13:07:11
“AND NONE OF US BLAME THE RIGHT TO HAVE ARMS.....SAD COMMENTARY.....”
deedeerene on Jul 7, 2011 at 12:55:03
“Ditto, ditto, ditto, DITTO! This is just so darn sad. This boy will grow up one day and have to live with this....”