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Medical Marijuana Ad Ban In Denver: Proposal, Debate Comes To Denver City Council Monday (POLL)

Medical Marijuana Ad Ban In Denver: Proposal, Debate Comes To Denver City Council Monday (POLL)

Commented Aug 14, 2012 at 09:43:11 in Denver

“I'm not sure commercial advertising is covered under the first amendment. Cities have all sort of laws concerning what types of businesses can post signage, where they can do it, and what sort of signage they can use.

Personally, I don't think medicine of any kind should be advertised anywhere. It should be something recommended by your doctor.”
Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand Fan, Brings Writer's Philosophy To Presidential Stage

Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand Fan, Brings Writer's Philosophy To Presidential Stage

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 22:59:34 in Politics

“I'm sorry. Who are the great philosophers you're claiming she represents?

Claiming that I've slipped into some pre-made, leftist mold is just ridiculous. You don't know anything about me.”
Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand Fan, Brings Writer's Philosophy To Presidential Stage

Paul Ryan, Ayn Rand Fan, Brings Writer's Philosophy To Presidential Stage

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 19:20:13 in Politics

“Yes, I was thinking the same thing, and noticing how many people on here said things like, 'Yeah, I read her books.........when I was 16'.

I did, and liked them.........and then grew up enough to see how the world actually works.”

Just A Citizen on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:25:49

“monch

At that was the point she was making. The world you discovered would lead to where we are today.

Balkanization among the population and National bankrupty. Corporatism and a fuzzy fascism.

The philosophy she described was a consolidation of many great philosophers before her. She simply had a better way to get it to the common man....via novels.

So it would seem your growing was not really growing at all. You simply slipped into the mold that existed before you. And the left calls this "progress".”
'The Jefferson Lies,' David Barton's Controversial Best Seller, Dropped By Publishing House For Factual Errors

'The Jefferson Lies,' David Barton's Controversial Best Seller, Dropped By Publishing House For Factual Errors

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 10:51:57 in Religion

“Funny!

A christian publisher cancelling a book due to factual claims that are hard to verify.

If only they could be this devoted to scholarly research all the time.”

tman418 on Aug 11, 2012 at 12:12:43

“ZING!”
Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Favored By Colorado Voters, Support Growing: PPP Poll Shows

Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Favored By Colorado Voters, Support Growing: PPP Poll Shows

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 10:46:49 in Denver

“I'm personally reserving judgment until I see the outcome of the situation.”

AmKonDotNet on Aug 11, 2012 at 20:35:41

“Obama's justice department has raided more dispensaries in 4 years than Bush did in 8.”
Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Favored By Colorado Voters, Support Growing: PPP Poll Shows

Marijuana Legalization Ballot Measure Favored By Colorado Voters, Support Growing: PPP Poll Shows

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 19:08:41 in Denver

“Let me just say this.....were I the first black president, and an ex pot smoker, I would not want to be the guy that pushed for marijuana legalization. It would harm my political career and the image of african americans. However, by allowing the feds to raid innocuous dispensaries, I would be able to galvanize public opinion in support of state measures to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, to start an open and public debate on the issue.

And this is exactly what has happened. Since Obama has been allowing the forced closure of dispensaries, it has been possible for state politicians to openly call for a change in drug policy. He's helped the cause, not harmed it. I don't think for a minute that Obama cares whether people smoke pot. He's just unwilling to end his political career by supporting it openly.”

AmKonDotNet on Aug 10, 2012 at 23:18:37

“He could've just kept his word and let medical marijuana be in peace instead of allowing more raids than Bush. A majority of both parties support medical usage he can't lose by stopping the raids.”

The Walker on Aug 10, 2012 at 19:45:41

“An interesting and highly plausible eventuality! F&F”
Sikh Temple Shooting Victims: Crowd Gathers To Honor, Mourn Fallen Worshippers

Sikh Temple Shooting Victims: Crowd Gathers To Honor, Mourn Fallen Worshippers

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 13:52:26 in Religion

“First, from what I've read, there's no evidence yet to suggest the killer targeted them because he thought they were muslims. He seemed to have hated all non-whites equally. Even if he did, I don't see how that makes his actions any more understandable.

Second, why is it the responsibility of Sikhs to tell you who they are? Shouldn't you be responsible for your own education? If people are blundering through life without any idea what's going on around them, it's nobodies fault but their own.”

Barry Clarke on Aug 10, 2012 at 14:47:24

“You are making assumpts to try and prove your point. I never said these except that I only suspected that he targeted Muslims. Any I never said that his actions were understandable and I stated that this was an "unthinkable act" Education would be helpful in all areas. But with the teaching of today and with parents that could care less about their children, your off base with what is on black and white that sounds good on paper and what is reality............”
Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 11:04:14 in Education

“A) that's not how evolution works, which proves my point about you not understanding it.

B) you cannot prove a negative statement like that ('but for one species.....')

C) the evidence seems to suggest that this is indeed what happens.

D) even if it's NOT what's happening, it wouldn't justify teaching creationism. As I said, creationism is untestable, and therefore not science.”
Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 10:41:56 in Education

“I went to 5 different christian schools as a child, each run by a different denomination (we moved alot).

None of them taught science, history, or cultures in an even-handed manner. All of them engaged in what an unbiased observer would consider indoctrination. They certainly didn't teach the same material the public schools did. When I got to public school in high school, I was way behind and couldn't keep up. I didn't catch up until I took remedial classes in college.

I don't deny that some religious schools are good, but most are not.”
Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 10:32:01 in Education

“Let me say that I WENT TO SEVERAL OF THESE SCHOOLS as a child. Their treatment of evolution, if it exists at all, is not even-handed. They clearly promote a creationist view, and spend much time attempting to give evidence that evolution is wrong (even if they could do that, it wouldn't prove creationism). As others have said, this is not the way science is taught, nor the way science works. Creationism is not a testable hypothesis, and therefore not science. The courts have ruled on this repeatedly. Your assertion that evolution requires more faith is just silly. Evolution is something observable and with supporting evidence. Creationism is not. To claim otherwise merely shows you don't actually understand how science works.”

jenmactex on Aug 10, 2012 at 10:45:06

“Oh, but I do. So, if I wish for wings, my children wish for wings, their children wish for wings, etc. then in 10 billion years after we've all wished for wings, we'll be able to fly? No. There are instances of "within species" changes (i.e. coloring, beak length, etc.)--but for one species to become something all together different just doesn't happen.”
Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Louisiana Voucher Program: Crazy 'Facts' Students Will Be Taught Under Bobby Jindal's Program

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 10:19:07 in Education

“Unfortunately, the curriculum in these schools doesn't appear any different on a transcript than it would on a normal transcript. They offer 'life sciences' and other such subject matter. Most colleges could care less anyway (certainly most state schools).

The real problem it causes is for professors, who have to deal with kids that are absolutely certain the world is 6,000 years old. It's difficult to remain even-handed and not look like you're discriminating against someone because of their religion. I see it fairly often.”

bbailey123 on Aug 10, 2012 at 12:54:36

“ssee above. With so many children being home schooled,universities are studying these curricula and know if they are not up to par.”
Snoop Lion's Rastafarian Reincarnation: Why Snoop Dogg Changed His Name

Snoop Lion's Rastafarian Reincarnation: Why Snoop Dogg Changed His Name

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 12:27:24 in Religion

“Too bad he doesn't seem to understand reggae at all. His new songs sound very forced and contrived. He won't get much respect the way he's going.

He needs to go to the mountains for a (long) while and chill with himself.”
Snoop Lion's Rastafarian Reincarnation: Why Snoop Dogg Changed His Name

Snoop Lion's Rastafarian Reincarnation: Why Snoop Dogg Changed His Name

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 12:23:58 in Religion

“I don't laugh out loud at comments very often, but that one got me. Funny!”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 12:18:18 in Religion

“Meaning- you've had an experience which you interpret to be 'the other side'. I've met met many people who've made similar claims, but unless you can demonstrate it for us, I'll have to take it as a belief.

I've got no problem with your beliefs, but at least be honest about the fact that they ARE beliefs.”

dickn2000 on Aug 9, 2012 at 12:38:36

“Have a nice life!”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 12:10:21 in Religion

“I think he's become more well-known in the last decade or so, at least in the West. And there seems to be a more even handed consensus on his work these days. Certainly one of the most brilliant philosophers in the eastern tradition.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 12:05:41 in Religion

“That's my point. You're defining yourself relative to them, not by what YOU believe.

And...it doesn't work language-wise. A list of things an object 'is not' will never tell you what it is.”

Lilly-G on Aug 9, 2012 at 12:47:59

“There is no 'what' or 'who' to it....it doesn't exist for me to believe in. You're not making much sense to me.”
Missouri Prayer Amendment Passes, But Critics Fear Unnecessary Lawsuits And Minority Exclusion

Missouri Prayer Amendment Passes, But Critics Fear Unnecessary Lawsuits And Minority Exclusion

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 12:00:45 in Religion

“Oddly, I have no real issue with this, as long as:

A) students are not led in prayer by faculty
B) prayer time is not suggested by faculty
C) all religions are IN FACT allowed to pray as their religion dictates
D) discrimination and hate speech are STRICTLY controlled

Of course, those of us that have lived in the midwest and had dealings with the school system there know that the above conditions WON'T be met, and that lawsuits will be the result.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:42:36 in Religion

“Nagarjuna is one of my favorites. One of the few people in history I wish I could have sat down and talked with.”

Nagarjuna on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:50:48

“You are a rare individual to know who he was.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:34:28 in Religion

“It's kind of a silly thing to say, really. You can't really define yourself effectively by what you DON'T believe.

I call myself a reasonable person, when the subject comes up.”

Lilly-G on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:53:01

“Sure you can....it's all in contrast.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:31:28 in Religion

“and/or NOT god.”

Nagarjuna on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:40:56

“I salute your tetralemma! Thanks.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:28:58 in Religion

“Yes, well...that would appear to most people as a religious belief.

Your assertion that you 'know' there is a god, reveals that. Perhaps a more innocuous belief, but a belief nonetheless.”

dickn2000 on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:47:55

“No my friend, it's not "belief," and it has nothing to do with religion. I know with certainty that God exists because I've been to The Other Side. I've seen where we go when we die and religion doesn't enter into it. My guide on The Other Side has told me on several occassions that God laughs at religions and has no need of them. God also doesn't want our worship. He wants our love. Look it would take too long to explain it all in this brief space. You go ahead and believe what you want, but I have no fear of death. God loves us all and when we die, we all go there.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:19:02 in Religion

“Perhaps more importantly, an omniscient creator is incapable of creating anything capable of free-will.

If god KNEW everything you'd do (or everything Satan would do) BEFORE creating you, then he effectively created you IN ORDER to do those things. You ultimately have no choice in the matter. And with no free-will, salvation and sin are meaningless concepts.

Thus, when God damns us atheists to hell, it's ONLY because he created us as exactly those damnable atheists. He knew the outcome all along, so why would he create us that way in the first place?”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:06:05 in Religion

“Religious people are the ones embroiled in philosophical metaphysics, not atheists. We simply refuse to accept your metaphysics without some sort of demonstrable evidence.”
Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Religiosity Plummets In Ireland And Declines Worldwide; Atheism On The Rise

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 11:00:37 in Religion

“From the perspective of logic, prior instances NEVER prove future instances. They may suggest them, but never prove them.

Many things may happen as the world and our species changes.”
Bobby Jindal School Voucher System Blasted As 'Destruction Of Education' By Religious Group

Bobby Jindal School Voucher System Blasted As 'Destruction Of Education' By Religious Group

Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 10:47:09 in Politics

“I don't think anyone is really suggesting that.

I absolutely believe in the taxpayers supporting education, even at college level. But there are many ways to make that a reality.

Unfortunately, in our current political and economic climate, spending cuts and tax cuts seem to be the rule, and public education will NEVER get fixed in that manner. Where I live, the district keeps closing schools and saying 'see how much money we saved!, let's close some more!' The pathetic teachers from those poorly performing, now-closed schools simply get re-hired at another school in the district so they can ruin those as well. THAT happens because there's a teacher shortage, and THAT happens because we don't pay teachers well enough to deal with 200 kids a day. No sane individual that COULD find a better job is willing to do it. So the teachers, on average, tend to be people really not qualified to do anything in the real world, and therefore possibly not qualified to teach at all. (of course, there ARE good teachers out there, with alot of expertise in their fields- don't get me wrong).”

Ldyforce6 on Aug 9, 2012 at 11:04:40

“Perhaps that is true (although I know MANY teachers who are STRUGGLING to do a good job and who are "graded" on a TEST the children take...but I will give you the point for a sake of argument. There are many GOOD teacher shortages as well, BECAUSE we don't value what they are supposed to do...a real case of "you get what you pay for". Yes, the political "climate" is an issue...that is why I think it takes "we the people" to get involved with the communities "business" including the School Boards and State Legislatures and tell them this MUST change...our furtures depends on it. :-)”
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