“Where does it say the things in his collection were stolen? You're assuming they're stolen because there are pieces in Mr. Jone's collection the FBI "suspects" may not have been obtained through legal means.
Remember, we're talking about 8 Decades, almost a century, worth of collecting that was done. So, there are some things in his collection that may have been perfectly legal to obtain back when he purchased and gained possession of them. Yet are not legal to do purchase/trade for now. Another thing is that his "illegal" actions could simply mean that he didn't obtain proper documentation on the items/artifacts, on the purchase/sale of them, and/or didn't use whatever "appropriate methods" were suppose to be used in order to ship/import the items into the country. Heck, it could even mean that he failed to pay taxes/fees on the items/artifacts.
Either way, not everything is "stolen" simply because the manner in which the items was obtained were not legal, at least depending on when the items were obtained. Therefore, I think the real issue isn't of someone's failure to "differentiate between right and wrong" but is of one's inability to differentiate between assumptions made and truth!”
Mar 16, 2014 at 16:42:31
“Yeah.. sad isn't it?! It was something that started to become "popular" and was extremely "Taboo" back in 1990, but never really did quite "catch on". The only person who I remember being mentioned in connection to this type of "thing" was a guy named Lennie Lee. If you do a web search you should be able to find out more.
That said, as someone who must also be getting old. Don't feel too bad. Because I don't get the reason/purpose of doing that sort stuff either.”
Mar 16, 2014 at 15:58:17
“That's because he most likely feels all that needs to have been said about Gaga already. So why, continue to repeat himself about someone who's "claim to fame" is based on being/becoming a "Pop Culture" phenomenon. He made his opinions well known in an article he wrote for Creators.com back in December 2013. And also spoke about Lady Gaga with Barbara Walters in December of 2009 (video of the interview from O'Reilly's 'The Factor' show is available on YouTube).
On Mr. O'Reilly's website, under the title 'Pinheads of the Week - Banning Bossy?'. He names 'Lady Gaga' (Stefani Germanotta) as the biggest Pinhead of the week (March 14th, 2014) . In the piece he writes, "The Factor named singer Lady Gaga and her "Born This Way Foundation" as the week's biggest pinheads: "The foundation's 2012 tax return shows that it took in $2-million and donated $5,000. Where did the money go? $300,000 went to 'strategic consulting,' $50,000 to 'social media,' and $800,000 to 'other.' This foundation allows Lady Gaga to travel and do promotions under this banner. It's a ruse, it's wrong, and you shouldn't be doing this." "
Therefore, there's plenty he's said and continues to say about her and others. It will be interesting to see if he does mention anything about her SxSW "performance" and interview.”
Mar 15, 2014 at 14:17:04
“The point is she wants attention and doesn't care, to a certain extent, just how she gets the attention. That is, so long as she believes her "point" has been made via her "music". You can see similar traces of the "shock and awe" performances in people such as Miley Cyrus who seems to be attempting to create similar "memorable" moments that will be talked about for years to come, sadly.”
Feb 20, 2014 at 04:38:51
“And what else did they expect coming form Miley Cyrus after her previous escapades. I'm still waiting for her to quit the music industry completely and go fully into making Pornographic videos/movies.”
“And once again not all crimes involve firearms. Those that do on the criminal element are done by people who do not care what laws are or are not on the books. As someone long ago once said, "Laws are only there to keep honest men honest!"
Secondly, places with the strictest "gun control" laws on the books had those laws introduced by, voted into law by and signed into law by democrat majorities. Not saying there weren't any republicans who voted across party lines only that the majority of the votes and support of such laws came and continue to come from Democrat politicians.”
Willyhighpockets on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:12:23
“Again, Dixie, the idea linking Democrats and gun control to the cause of violence in these cities is simply bizarre reasoning. There's no mention of guns or gun control in the one-paragraph "article", yet the topic is irrelevantly introduced, and done badly.
You clearly have no solution but, like your cohort, have an apparent pro-gun agenda to promote. I live in another part of the country where we don't experience the level of violence of these cities. People have plenty of guns, but don't attribute that to a necessity for safety. The reason, I believe, is that there's sufficient peer/neighbor influence to survive through more cooperative and occupational means. Act up and you get slapped down. Society creates a culture and the culture creates its own rules, customized to locale.
If you'd like to make this political, there's a great math term for the body of Republican ideas to help America: The Empty Set.”
“What's keeping her from getting a job is partly her own actions, or lack thereof. Not to mention that the employers possible do not want to be exposed to all the media attention that surrounds hiring someone like Kate.”
“What says this has anything to do with the Walton family and/or their business practices?!
This is a problem stemming from a region in the world where their business practices in general are more "shady" than the dealings made by the Mafia! If anything this is a problem from a supplier. It's no different than the problems that are found in other food markets in China and even in Japan where meat is "mislabeled" as being something it isn't or is but like the donkey meat mentioned here is actually a mixture of meat from different animals.”
netdrivex on Jan 5, 2014 at 06:40:05
“It may be a stretch to condemn a whole "region of the world" considering that the number of such cases, though sensational when they are reported, actually seems rather small considering that that region contains around one-fifth of the people on Earth. Both per capita and percentage-wise, there may well be fewer shady people. It has been my experience that East Asians are easily trusted in business. Without that pesky concept of sin in their religions, they are left with the practical result that being trustworthy makes them more money. It seems to work better than religion ever did.”
Stanley Bonk on Jan 5, 2014 at 01:46:49
“When, like The Waltons and Walmart do, you go for the cheapest products available from the shadiest of suppliers to squeeze every last penny of profit out of your business, what you get is ground rat in your hamburger, chalk in your flour and sawdust in your biscuit mix. They're doing in China exactly the kind of lowballing garbage they do here.”
Of course, that of course doesn't include the worry Mohr should have about his marriage and family's after such a "joke" about someone for having a little extra weight after having given birth and now is raising an infant who has become an active toddler that consumes a good portion of her time. Which is how it should be, especially if the mother has more than one child.
Besides, I don't see how he can even begin to call her fat! If anything she was borderline underweight before becoming pregnant, in my opinion!”
“People have become too soft in the U.S. Instead of "bucking up" and moving forward. They sit and wallow in their own self pity and bitterness at what everyone else around them has accomplished.
I'm not saying asking for help or even lending a helping hand is wrong, far from it. However, the problem comes when people start confusing entitlement with lending a helping hand to someone. Something our government has a VERY hard time discerning! As such, no one is entitled to another person's money simply because they've fallen on hard times and/or can't find work in the career field of their choosing.
As Sean M. stated, "EVERYONE should try harder than the next candidate for whatever is available, not complain because they can't get the position they MAY be qualified for."
Lastly, as much as you may want to make his words into being hateful and arrogant. Those words are nothing more than the cold hard truth! And yes, sometimes is REALLY hard to swallow such blatant truths!”
“If the employer does the drug screen via hair sample. It will stay in your "system" for months. Granted, the average for Blood and Urine checks is 28 days BUT not everyone's system processes drugs as efficiently as others so could stay in someone's system longer than the 28 day average.”
Dec 21, 2013 at 17:23:12
“I have to agree and disagree with you. Firstly, I agree that the family needs to find out whether or not the doctor(s) are at fault for what has happened.
Secondly, I have to disagree that the U.S. has the most medical mistakes of any modern country. We have the most reports of medical mistakes by patients. Mistakes that includes medical, medication, or test errors. Therefore, is not a true representation of medical mistakes here or in any "modern" country. A better representation would be actual verified medical mistakes verses those reported.”
Frog in a pot on Dec 22, 2013 at 17:09:00
“Disagree all you want its quantifiable FACT.
Medical mistakes are the 3d leading cause of death in the US.One out of every 3 hospital patients will have a serious preventable mistake.And its not just poor people. either….Ask Glenn Beck and Dennis Quaid.
Other countries also have medical error reports.They also have consequenses for medical mistakes ie patents are not charged again if they come back with an infection.In the US doctors and hospitals get paid no matter what kind of negligence they meter out.FYI….my brother in law who is wealthy has a lifethreatening infection from an infected piece of bone that replaced a vertebra.Apparently there was little regulation on where these bines come from.
How Many Die from Medical Mistakes in U.S. Hospitals?
Dec 21, 2013 at 16:57:16
“This goes to show that there is no such thing as "Routine Surgery"!
Every Surgery has risks and can be exacerbated by underlying conditions both known and unknown. At this point we have no idea as to the direct and/or indirect cause of Jahi's current state. Could the doctor be at fault? Most definitely! Yet, we shouldn't rush to judgement as there can be more than one cause as to what happened to Jahi.
My mom lost one of her friends 2 years ago after undergoing "routine surgery" to remove her gall bladder. The surgery was said to have gone well, but a couple of hours later she started to have complications. Those complications, which did stem from the surgeon accidentally cutting her intestine while removing her gall bladder, lead to her having to undergo a second surgery to repair her intestine.
She passed away a little more than a week later after battling at least 2 different infections. One of the infections had been masked by the antibiotic they had been treating her with for the first suspected infection and lead to her going into Septic shock. She leaves behind 5 children and was a single mother.”
apricot201 on Dec 21, 2013 at 18:30:38
“Very sad story.”
Lou on Vancouver Island on Dec 21, 2013 at 17:18:53
“You better believe it. Before I had the Whipple surgery (eight hours if not more) for pancreatic cancer, my surgeon told me in a required protocol every gory possibility, including pancreatic juices leaking into my abdomen and melting everything in sight. But if it's the op or death, you take your chances. I might even wake up without the complete surgery if what they found was bad news. As it was, they took a small portion of my stomach, including the pylorus, a third of my pancreas, the gall bladder, a foot of intestine (you have 25 feet anyway), grabbed my thigh to take an eight-inch vein, sliced open the pancreas like a piece of liver, took the vein which had been involved with the tumor, replaced it with the thigh vein, sewed me up and voila, here I am. When the operation was first made possible forty years ago, it was rather risky. Now it's much safer. In fact, they do laproscopic Whipples in the US.”
FrancineFishpaw on Dec 21, 2013 at 17:16:41
“That's so sad. People think they are in good hands with many surgeons, but to err is human and many people lose their lives from accidents or incompetence.”
Dec 21, 2013 at 16:08:58
“Not necessarily true. The child could have had an undiagnosed underlying condition that attributed to her complications after surgery. Since no testing has been done, to my knowledge, there's no way to tell if the error is that of the staff and hospital at this point in time.
I will add that the hospital's treatment toward the family and aggressive actions toward a finalized outcome do absolutely NOTHING to help their stance. If anything, it makes them look as if they're attempting to cover up someone's "mess" rather than attempt to do the "right thing" for the patient and/or the family!”
Dec 20, 2013 at 18:02:00
“To a certain extent, yes. For the majority of it, No. While Poetry and Rap have common elements. True Poetic works, in my opinion, do not praise and promote criminal behavior, drug use, the degradation of women, their mothers, along with their constant cussing and talking about their genitalia. Therefore, Rap "music" truly is not real musical talent. The "artists" are not musicians they're lyricists. Musician means that they actually play a musical instrument and have musical talent. Getting in front of a microphone and "rhyming" to an electronic mix of music that was played and recorded by REAL musicians does not verify rap as music, and does not verify their words as "lyrics".”
“You've probably not looked very well then because people have insight and show compassion for each other ALL the time! It may not be something that is seen plain as day, BUT it is out there and does happen in everyday life!”
“It's really not about "marrying up" it's about marrying the right person. Marrying that one special person you can still be yourself around without the constant need of their "stamp of approval" or trying to change you into someone/something else. ;-)”
“Sounds to me as if this pilot needs his head checked as his actions are classic signs of stroke/seizure. Of course, there are other reasons that could have caused his "confusion" from drug use to lack of sleep. However, I do believe his employer needs to have him checked for possible medical so that those issues can be ruled out.”