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Timothy Vafeades, Utah Trucker, Held Teen Girl Captive For Months: Cops

Timothy Vafeades, Utah Trucker, Held Teen Girl Captive For Months: Cops

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 06:53:51 in Crime

“The grant or refusal to grant bail lies within the discretion of the Court.”
Kiev Protests Draw Over 300,000 People To March Against Regime

Kiev Protests Draw Over 300,000 People To March Against Regime

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 14:35:22 in World

“Wow, Ukrainians just keep on running into reversals. If they go West they’ll have to give up subsidized Russian gas and pay for fuel at rich country European rates. They’ll have to think long and hard and in doing so I’m sure they will secure for themselves the best option.”

AdamWest1313 on Dec 1, 2013 at 15:55:49

“In the short term the reliance on gas will indeed hurt their economy, but with a successful transition away from personal transportation to mass transit, it could end up benefiting their economy and environment in the long run, as well as giving them increased independence. Is short term economic stability worth relying entirely on another country for economic longevity?”

sylvia wadlington on Dec 1, 2013 at 15:42:53

“They need to work on green energy. What ever the Russians don't steal from them the Europeans will so they might as well pay for expensive green energy and try to "develop down" the price.”

Kobes Jaw on Dec 1, 2013 at 15:07:06

“Paying at high rates would not be catastrophic, Ukrtatnafta stated if they were allowed to charge EU level "rich country rates" for transit costs of the gas though Ukraine they would pay the higher rates.”
George Stinney, Black Teen Executed In 1944, May Get New Trial

George Stinney, Black Teen Executed In 1944, May Get New Trial

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 06:17:20 in Crime

“I’m so sorry this happened to you, ziglitt. I’m not sure you’re in the minority on the death penalty. The last Gallup survey showed most Americans were still for it. I was undecided on the issue for a long time. The system is flawed beyond repair. The innocent are executed, the guilty walk free, victims are further victimized. While I feel terribly sorry for the wrongly convicted, I don’t lose much sleep over the executions of the Ted Bundys of the world. And the saddest thing is no justice system will ever be able to achieve 100 percent accuracy.”
U.S. Budget Deficit Below $1 Trillion For First Time In Five Years

U.S. Budget Deficit Below $1 Trillion For First Time In Five Years

Commented Oct 31, 2013 at 05:22:58 in Politics

“President Reagan began the move to allow financiers more freedom to operate, but it was actually Bill Clinton who enacted legislation that would provide a pathway for even more massive gains among the super-rich (the Glass-Steagall Act's repeal). There is also the issue of the effect of globalization on American workers, with many corporations moving their manufacturing and assembly plants abroad. The CEOs who enact such cost-cutting measures have seen their own wages skyrocket in the past decades. We could go back to the 1960s tax plan, but it wouldn't have the same effect.The global economic landscape has changed.”

nofoolsteaforme on Oct 31, 2013 at 11:33:02

“Clinton signed a lot of the damaging legislation. Nafta was one of the worst. The end of the Glass Steagall Act led to the economic colapse of 2006. Bush and CO should have seen that coming and fixed it but the Right Wing will not allow anything that is good for American. Right now another job give away international agreement is about to be signed. We need to get back to some of (not all) the protectionism that also helped to keep our economy strong for the middle class people that actually work and or labor for a living. Right now bankers and large corporations are just using our deregulated economy to suck money and wealth out of the USA. Pretty much all the wealth goes to a few people that are manipulating our economy.”

ssb17 on Oct 31, 2013 at 07:41:00

“Presidents don't enact legislation . They sign or veto legislation passed by Congress .”
Americans Still Can't Decide Whether Edward Snowden Is A 'Traitor' Or A 'Hero,' Poll Finds

Americans Still Can't Decide Whether Edward Snowden Is A 'Traitor' Or A 'Hero,' Poll Finds

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 13:17:23 in Politics

“My heroes are those who are not afraid to tell the truth and expose criminal behavior, especially crimes against humanity.”
Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 11:49:02 in Politics

“Well, sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. I’d say criminals have more rights than their victims. The right to remain silent, the right to be properly advised by a counsel, the right to a fair trial (this one always makes me think about the OJ Simpson trial), the right to appeal against conviction and sentence, the right to conjugal visits. Well, it’s not like convicted criminals (including murderers) forfeit ALL their rights. In the UK child molesters and rapists can have their names removed from the police database. The court ruled that the sex offender register breaches THEIR human rights.”

Define Fair on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:16:47

“I understand your point. But being convicted normally means losing rights.”
Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 10:08:19 in Politics

“You’re inconsistent. To abort a fetus (which btw has no legal rights) is an injustice, but to put to death a human being isn’t ??? Is human life sacred or not ??? Make up your mind.”

Define Fair on Oct 30, 2013 at 10:10:24

“Human life is sacred. And to your point about fetuses not having legal rights, well murderers lose many of their rights too. Like the right to life.”
Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Support For Death Penalty Falls To 40-Year Low: Poll

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 07:58:32 in Politics

“Mercy is not a one-way street, nor has it anything to do with justice. Justice demands punishment. If you commit a crime you should be punished accordingly. Mercy is a personal matter, not a legal one.”
Britney Spears' Isolated Vocal Track Hurts To Hear

Britney Spears' Isolated Vocal Track Hurts To Hear

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 04:17:20 in Entertainment

“The Beatles - great musicians, produced a whole lot of hits, but they don't excel vocally. As for Britney- everyone knows she has no talent whatsoever.”
Daisy Coleman, Alleged Maryville Rape Victim, 'More Than Excited' That Her Case Is Reopened

Daisy Coleman, Alleged Maryville Rape Victim, 'More Than Excited' That Her Case Is Reopened

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 05:24:31 in Crime

“Having sex with an incapacitated woman is rape. Period.”
Daisy Coleman, Alleged Maryville Rape Victim, 'More Than Excited' That Her Case Is Reopened

Daisy Coleman, Alleged Maryville Rape Victim, 'More Than Excited' That Her Case Is Reopened

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 05:15:15 in Crime

“Exactly. Mr. Rice was not equipped to handle the case. Calling for a special prosecutor was the least he could do. Offenders’ rights should be secondary to those of victims. Daisy’s case proves that it’s rather the other way around. For comparison: offenders have a right to legal counsel, which entails full and detailed preparation (what to wear, what to say, what not to say). Due to financial and time restrictions victims oftentimes don’t get any preparation at all. Another thing: a presumption for bail – based on whether the accused will appear if released . How is it that victims get no protection if bail granted ?”
Paige Parkhurst, Second Victim In Maryville Rape Case, Speaks Out

Paige Parkhurst, Second Victim In Maryville Rape Case, Speaks Out

Commented Oct 17, 2013 at 08:33:28 in Crime

“Rape cases are difficult to prove because male prosecutors don't believe you at all but instead side with the rapist. A victim is treated as though she was the criminal. After all, we live in a culture which perpetuates the notion that it is the girl's job to protect herself from rape, not a boy's to resist committing it.”

hoosieradam on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:40:21

“Any case where there is no evidence except two conflicting accounts is a difficult one to prosecute. If there is corroborating evidence, like DNA, video, etc., it makes it much easier.

Imagine your child disappears, God forbid, and you saw the neighbor do it, but you have no body, no weapon, no prior run ins with the law, no forensic evidence, etc. Do you really think that the case is going to be prosecuted only on your word over his?

Now, there is absolutely no excuse when there is evidence besides the victim's word.”
Nebraska Court Rules Teen Too Immature For Abortion

Nebraska Court Rules Teen Too Immature For Abortion

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 09:12:12 in Crime

“it's even worse, as this then suggests that she is somehow mature enough to support and raise a child (even though she has no means to do so). Unless, of course, they intend to force her to put the baby up for adoption.”
Joseph The Dog Was Chained To A Tree For 4 Years

Joseph The Dog Was Chained To A Tree For 4 Years

Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 06:00:26 in Crime

“I know, I sent another comment but it didn't get through. Sorry about that. In my defense, I'm feverish and I seem to be making more typos than I usually do. Sorry again.”
Joseph The Dog Was Chained To A Tree For 4 Years

Joseph The Dog Was Chained To A Tree For 4 Years

Commented Oct 5, 2013 at 03:29:40 in Crime

“The police should run a full background check on the gay. Those who abuse animals are very likely to be violent to people.”

CalDodger on Oct 5, 2013 at 04:21:34

“I think you better check your spelling.”
12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 16:25:31 in Books

“Dangerous Liaisons (1988) - very unusually, the film is better than the book. A strong performance by John Malkovich.”

cesb on Sep 30, 2013 at 18:09:18

“I actually prefer Valmont. Annette Bening and Colin Firth were great.”
Chris Stedman Is A Faithiest: Atheists Involved In Interfaith Dialogue

Chris Stedman Is A Faithiest: Atheists Involved In Interfaith Dialogue

Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 17:01:32 in Religion

“Hell is a fascinating topic !!! There's an old saying that the Devil has always been the church's best friend cause he has kept it in business ;-)”

electricxebra on Nov 30, 2012 at 17:48:04

“Here is the problem with thinking that there is a "Devil" and a "God"...

To be a believer in God, Your God has to be "All Knowing, All Loving" and "All Powerful" like the Bible says, Right?

So this "All Knowing" God of yours made an Angel that he knew would turn against him and take 1/3 of his Angels with him to earth to rule here!? Right?

An "All Knowing" God who knew that Eve would sin by eating from the "tree of knowledge" that your God placed in the garden in the first place!, Right?

So why would your "All Knowing God" create beings that he knew would turn on him or "Sin" just so he could set back and watch us all kill each other?

This "loving God" who killed every man, woman and child on earth with the "Flood" just to turn around and give us ten commandments where one states "Thou Shall Not Kill"!?

Kind of a do as I say not as I do God you have there!

An "All powerful" God who sets back and watches "Satan" destroy peoples lives and does nothing? Really!?

Why do people still believe this Fairy Tale and follow a God who does NOTHING for them?

Maybe because they do not want to find out through research that what they have been taught their whole lives is a lie!

God is imaginary and here are 50 simple ways to prove it!...

www.godisimaginary.com
Thomas Ricks Accuses Fox News Of 'Operating As A Wing Of The Republican Party' (VIDEO)

Thomas Ricks Accuses Fox News Of 'Operating As A Wing Of The Republican Party' (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 15:43:12 in Media

“Ricks was great !!! Not only did he not toe the line, he shot down Scott's rhetoric with the perfect question. Unfortunately, he'll never be invited back on again.”

DavefromOregon on Nov 26, 2012 at 16:41:16

“I suspect you will see a good deal more of Mr. Ricks on other networks as a result of this.”
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Morgan Freeman Gay Marriage Ad (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 26, 2012 at 02:08:42 in Gay Voices

“Love Morgan Freeman's voice. I't's so soothing yet powerful. No wonder he's played God twice.”

candy apples on Nov 26, 2012 at 06:02:10

“He has made me say "oh God" a couple of times. Make love to me with your voice, Morgan. You can talk about penguins or whatever you wish...it matters not to me.”
Most WTF Notes From Annoyed Neighbors (PHOTOS)

Most WTF Notes From Annoyed Neighbors (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 17:29:05 in Comedy

“The note "to our German neighbor" really cracks me up;”

zz4mula on Nov 25, 2012 at 18:05:07

“I had some German neighbors. They moved back because they could not adjust to the culture here. They had a shepard that could no understand a lick of english. Thought that was amusing. But the best was when I encountered them at the local Target. He was trying to pick up some photos back when there was film. Apparently these photos included her in certain states of undress. The local police were called as he tried to pick them up.”
Blue Ivy Carter Photos: Beyonce Shares Personal Pictures Of Her Family

Blue Ivy Carter Photos: Beyonce Shares Personal Pictures Of Her Family

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 14:44:29 in Celebrity

“How come my innocuous comment on earlobes got deleted ???”
Gabriel Aubry's Face: Bruised And Beaten (PHOTOS)

Gabriel Aubry's Face: Bruised And Beaten (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 06:09:44 in Celebrity

“I don't know who started the fight. I don't even care. I didn't even know Halle had a new boyfriend. I merely comment on a problem which seems to be quite common these days. Halle's much publicized personal life made me think about my friends locked into repeating dysfunctional patterns of behavior. I guess it's some kind of mental habit, but I'm no expert by any means ;-)”

dessoftruth on Nov 25, 2012 at 09:51:36

“No you're right. Men do it also. It requires the person to recognize and actually understand that they are repeating the same pattern because they are looking to resolve something in their lives most of the time. They are trying to make something right and they pick out the "same person" each time. Like an absent father, or a cold, distant mother...they recognize and are familiar with those characteristics and even though there is pain, this is what they know so there is a form of comfort too.”
Gabriel Aubry's Face: Bruised And Beaten (PHOTOS)

Gabriel Aubry's Face: Bruised And Beaten (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 25, 2012 at 03:42:26 in Celebrity

“I know many women who suffer from repetition compulsion. They repeat the same harmful patterns with men over and over again. It’s like a vicious circle. Hope that Martinez guy is different.”

Denise Krivitsky on Nov 25, 2012 at 05:29:48

“Not fair. You don't even know the story...unless you were there in the room. Being that Gabrial was the one arrested, says to me he instigated. However, that is MY PRESUMTION!!!”
San Francisco Bans Public Nudity: Supervisors Make Historic Vote

San Francisco Bans Public Nudity: Supervisors Make Historic Vote

Commented Nov 21, 2012 at 13:47:25 in San Francisco

“I never thought such a measure would be passed in a cosmopolitan city like San Francisco. People obsess over nudity way too much. Just grow up and get over it.
btw: Scott Wiener has an awesome name for someone involved in a nudity legal case.”

sadwitness on Nov 21, 2012 at 15:56:07

“Do you live here and deal with it? It has gotten pretty old and they have gotten a bit too damn.bold- if you ask me.”

Ozzsanity on Nov 21, 2012 at 13:55:39

“I am glad, those guys hanging it out in the Castro were gross looking.”
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