“Republicans are a sick bunch, bent on controlling women's lives. I hope for the next revolution, which will examine male hormones and how they are a responsibility. Men need to know themselves: their propensity for violence and control. Many men live with a sense of compassion and responsibility for their biology. Most don't. And what we get is war, guns and frantic attempts to control women's bodies. I'm waiting for a new dawn of information and elevated consciousness. We have to return to where we left off at Roe v Wade.”
“Universities, acting as privileged medieval holders of knowledge, cannot hide behind locked websites. I hope more hackers knock down the walls of learning. Many of these bits of scholarly material in academic journals are paid for by taxpayers. The public should not have to pay twice. While debating the responsibility of the prosecutors, one should not overlook the responsibility of higher learning to free up the information. I've often felt extremely frustrated by being denied a look at a bit of research at JSTOR. How ridiculous that they or the federal attorneys should have brought charges period. Someone should start a petition to end the sequestering of knowledge. No land grant university should be allowed to participate in this lockdown of information. JSTOR is not just "scientific." It contains many articles about history and other subjects that should be available to the general public. I wish some of you would focus on his "crime" and question the major premise. Thanks for listening.”
TruelyFedUp on Jan 17, 2013 at 09:01:24
“We could just as easily have open source education if we cared about people over profits and power. And we could just as easily hold common law trials (See 7th Amerndment of the Constitution) and bypass the government altogether.
The seventh amendment reads "In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law."
So let's get busy and try each other in our own courts on these matters so the Feds and their minions don't rule our lives for their purposes..”
JohnnyKay on Jan 17, 2013 at 08:42:23
“The universities had given Aaron Swartz permission, it's just that the amount of data he downloaded swamped their computers. They refused to charge him.
On the other hand, Ortiz overreached as she has in the past, and Aaron Swartz is dead.”
WordToYoMomma on Jan 17, 2013 at 08:40:37
“Universities do not own the journal publications (for the most part). The journal publishers do. Universities actually have to pay quite a bit to access these journals.”
jimmytwigs on Jan 17, 2013 at 08:36:32
“Knowledge is power
and the last thing our government wants is to have an empowered and knowledgeable population”
“Adults who take responsibility for their sexuality cannot be seduced by a child. Only a naive, ignorant person with deficient mentality, a person denying knowledge of his/her own body, would make this mistake in judgement. Church leaders should have sex ed.”
“Was this an all guy show? I can tell. Women do much better on this topic.”
dwes09 on Aug 24, 2012 at 14:49:40
“The first image in the show (the photograph) was done by a woman. The rest of the pieces shown (though perhaps not all the pieces in the show) were done by men. Personally i think a few of those shown were quite witty.”
rocksteady131 on Aug 24, 2012 at 08:25:31
“Agree with both comments. Nothing new in that work, or well done.”
“Don't we have better things to do in our criminal justice system? Those Canadian boyfriends are such troublemakers. Oh, yes, let's pay for 10 years of incarceration; that's the American way. We can afford it. And we're complaining about a rock group getting two years in Russia?”
dil123 on Aug 18, 2012 at 19:46:19
“Would you say the same thing if the boyfriend was from south of the border?”
“This is an unfortunate reminder that the preciousness of the male in our society is given not just a free ride but is lifted up beyond any real worthiness.
I am not amused but rather depressed.
Ladies, we need a revolution. The emperor is naked and untalented.”
Qballe on Aug 16, 2012 at 15:07:30
“wow, hate much?
are you one of those angry feminists that rolls her own Tampons?”
myopinion2 on Aug 16, 2012 at 14:56:53
“You think women don't do si,ilar things at their bat mitzvahs. Take a breath.”
Poster9999 on Aug 16, 2012 at 14:46:19
“What? This is a feminist issue?”
Dee CeeCee on Aug 16, 2012 at 14:43:39
“You're suggesting the decline of "The Male" in our society is not due to the rise of "The Female". Wow do you bother to read your own male-bashing words? Imagine if guys had written as you did about a female parading around glorifying or celebrating her "rise to womanhood". The Internet would be howling for his bits. The depressing thing is the hording of power by the fairer sex of our species and its two faced notions of categorizing behaviors as right and wrong for the two sexes.”
“What would be decent, Eric, is for Mitt to show us his money. All the wheeling and dealing not to pay taxes. The Cayman bank account and who knows what else. What a great role model. Tax dodger. I wish I had Eric's email, I'd give him a piece of my mind, which is much better than his!”
“Next thing you know, he'll be claiming the right to rocket launchers and an H-bomb. Who in his or her right mind thinks it's okay to buy unquestioned 6000 rounds of ammo off the internet. Only a paranoid, crazy does that, and that's exactly the person who should not be given that privilege. Talk about entitlement. People assembling arsenals seems to also be assigning themselves the right to take the law into their own hands and to kill the people they want to kill. I think Mr. Holmes is a textbook case of mental illness, but even those who pass for sane are assuming the right to say who lives and who dies. This is not the wild west, you privileged ideologues.”
“Public servants? I suppose it should be shown to police as an example of "How to escalate an incident." Blame on both sides, but authority figures in positions of power have to question the cost for a full-scale tasering for what "insolence?" Talking back. This is an example of why tasering should be banned.
How far were they prepared to go with this? Kill him? We have too many serious problems to confront. Personally, I don't want a police state. And although the woman is annoying; she was right. Call your supervisor. What a mess.
We have unemployment, poverty, miscarriage of justice, racism still and the police want to make a point about jaywalking? Or a point about power? I agree, the jaywalking man was constantly asserting his position in a maddening fashion..
Society should crawl back to a few ideals. When you have little Florida towns with the screwy stuff that happened in the Trayvon Martin case, you can understand the backstory on why some people respond as they do.
We don't have a level playing field.
I'm ashamed that the police would take this as a "good" example of tasering. That is totally arrogant and wasteful to the taxpayers. Take it as a failure of diplomacy.”
daydayzee on Jul 16, 2012 at 22:42:52
“its an example of failure to obey a police office. very simple obey and then sort it out after u have done what they tell u.”
“You seem to be stuck in your line of thinking. Racism and stereotyping are not synonymous. Stereotyping is a logical error. There are at least two cases in which Zimmerman stereotyped people: Mexicans and Middle Easterners. The man had extreme disturbances in his behavior toward "the other." He's an insecure bully who obviously has fear issues leading to paranoid acts. You are making the case racial but are blind to the idea that Zimmerman behaved irrationally, tragically and should be held accountable.”
emeraldcircle on May 22, 2012 at 04:01:08
“"are blind to the idea that Zimmerman behaved irrationally." There is no credible evidence that he behaved irrationally that evening.”
May 18, 2012 at 13:10:08
“Obviously, the press is fabricating information. Yesterday, official autopsy reports indicated "intermediate" range gunshot that killed Martin. Today "close" range. Yesterday the reports said the doctor who examined Zimmerman said the nose "appeared" broken. Though no x-rays confirmed this. I had a broken nose unconfirmed for years. A tiny mark on Trayvon's finger now equate to a knock out punch. Get real. Is the press bought or have they lost their minds. This is an insane bit of reporting. I don't believe any of it. Zimmerman has a history of paranoia, anger issues, stereotyping and escaping responsibility. Trayvon has a history of what? Talking to his girl friend, going to the 7-11 and perhaps defending himself. Marijuana is a drug that inspires reverie and romance not a hormonal rage. People should get a grip. The press has been commandeered by who knows what. Me-generation Republicans?”
Waldimore on May 18, 2012 at 13:45:21
“I read those articles, too. So which information is correct?????? And why are there always varying accounts in this case. Maybe the media should wait until all the information comes out and throroughly go over it before reporting. What's the problem, isn't the facebook ipo selling enough papers and blog hits???????”