May 20, 2014 at 12:56:02
HuffPost Live 321
“The best memorial would have been to build the towers exactly the way they were and carry on business as usual with a nice quiet, tasteful public park open to all. Not this crass grief porn monstrosity.”
Joni Geller on May 20, 2014 at 14:23:38
“It was not that simple of a decision for NY ... there were lots of feelings if they should, if so what should it be, do we rebuild, do we not ... try to imagine hundreds of people trying to agree on one thing. Now try to imagine New Yorkers trying to agree on what should be done with that tragic piece of ground.”
CindyWalford on May 20, 2014 at 13:13:26
“I disagree. I don't think we need to business where people lost their lives; we need to focus on remembering them.”
tiredofthesameoldstuff on May 20, 2014 at 13:08:57
“It would have also been a nice middle finger to Al-Qaeda to rebuild the towers exactly as they were and look like nothing had ever occurred.”
“Everyone's situation is different - that said, aside from my wife, my ex is my best friend, and she's good friends with my wife.
There is no tension, we simply grew apart, realized it and came to grips with it at basically the same time to both of our benefits. She is happily married, as am I, and I still get to be friends with someone I've known for almost 30 years.
“I can only hope that one of these women see my comment and take to heart my admiration of their strength and beauty. even though we'll never meet, and others cannot share you or your loved one's burdens - you should know that are not alone.
“My point is, that I want him to be successful. I also know that distractions like this can cause problems, and that his emotional reaction was a big distraction, IMO. Michael Sam has to compete and make this team, and he's going to have to be much better than the others. Even if the playing field were level, too many distractions will hurt you. I'm not big on PDA, from opposite sex couples or same-sex couples, there's a time and place for everything. I can't believe that Michael Sam was unaware of the enormity of his selection in the draft, and that cameras were at the ready to record his every reaction. He should have been prepared to handle the selection with class and dignity, and not use his sexuality as a prop. I support him and all of the LGBT community, but please, don't make it more difficult for yourself before you have made your mark.”
“if we can do this in only a couple of decades, why is it so hard to accept that over billions of years, our oceans couldn't do the same, even without the possibility of panspermia giving a kickstart to the process?”
JEP57 on May 7, 2014 at 20:42:06
“In the case of the oceans it would rely on complete chance with everything having to coincide and build up just the right way, stupendous odds to have to beat. In the other case it's outside intelligent agents (scientists) trained in advanced science carefully and precisely manipulating chemistry in uniquely complicated ways to get the result they wanted.”