“Honestly I'm surprised at all you guys talking about how inclusive your troops are. Back in 2009 or 2010 when my boyfriend was pursuing his eagle badge, he told me about some processes the candidates had to go through. One of them involved being questioned by some officials (don't know whether it was the leaders of his troop or if they were from the national organization sorry). He said they asked him and the other candidates if 1)they had a girlfriend or 2)if they were gay”
madge4eva on Mar 27, 2013 at 15:08:04
“Only goes to show you how well "don't ask don't tell" was a complete failure”
Screamin Eagle on Mar 27, 2013 at 09:49:52
“I am a scout leader and I beleive those are not relevent questions, and I've been on many an Eagle Scout review board. We have asked questions like "Do you think Scouting should change to modern value systems" or" should atheist's be allowed in?" We have had some surprising responces, and we ask them to explain why they beleive that way as to see if the scout can back his beleifs,there is no wrong answer, only the failure to explain why they beleive that way. but at no time do we ask orientation nor what religious belief do they have...it's assumed that they go by the Scout Oath and Law, so those questions aren't asked. If they were to volunteer info. like gay preference or non-belif then it would be a "show stopper." So far I've never come across that situation in a Board of Review.”
“How right you are. Back at my Catholic high school, I had a religion teacher who was the poster child for prudish people. After I graduated and was getting ready to head to college, I was told, by her father no less (he was my doctor) about how in the 1980's she had gone to the same college and only lasted half the year there. It turns out she was boozing and sexing it up all the time at the different fraternity houses. Her behavior got so bad they forced her to move home for a year and then only let her return to college if she went to the same one as her older sister so she could watch over her!”
“Seeing as you didn't understand my comment I'll try to break it down for you. I said nothing about being high on the clock, I was referring to an employee's OFF TIME. You know, the same off time that allows employee's to go to bars when they aren't working.
If you really are a MMJ patient, I would think you would be hoping that your employer would look past the fact you use a plant for health benefits and only focus on what you can bring to the table at your job.”
“If that was true we wouldn't have the Obamacare contraception fight between employers and the fed. government.
It's only a matter of time(hopefully!!) until marijuana becomes legal and employers won't be able to dictate what their employees do in their off time”
awlwaysritegotit on Mar 20, 2013 at 19:09:21
“Please catch up....your employer signs your check, therefore he can fire you if company policy says NO WEED ...No different than DUI...weed or booze.If you think US companies are going to allow you to be high at work when MJ is legal you are WRONG> I have a MMJ card and companies STILL CAN test me for pot and not hire me. MMJ stands for medicat marijuana if you did not know”
“I think Forester meant, excluding external factors such as running away from the police because you are afraid of being arrested for possession, weed has DIRECTLY killed no one while alcohol takes a ridiculous toll on the body.”
“Coming from someone barely out of her teens (20 now, turning 21 in April), graduated from a Catholic High School where only abstinence was encouraged, and had parents who encouraged me not to have sex until I'm married, can I weight in?
This is one of the stupidest programs people keep fighting for. Americans need to learn that sex isn't something that needs restricting; rather it should be enjoyed but needs proper eduction. Abstinence Education keeps teens from engaging in sexual acts? Yeah, tell that to the 25 people from my graduating class of 102 who have kids now.
My boyfriend and I started dating when I was 16 and he was 17. Because of our upbringing, we decided we wouldn't have sex until we were married. That doesn't mean the feelings of wanting to have sex went away; far from it.
Then we started actually thinking and realizing, that even in a perfect world, the VERY earliest we would probably be married was at 23. In order words, 7 YEARS!!!! This realization, us going to college, me getting on birth control for other reasons, and knowing we actually love each other changed our views 2 1/2 years later and I'm happy to say we are still together and enjoy a very healthy relationship. Reps. Randy Hultgren and Daniel Lipinski I encourage you to do the same.”
“I have to agree with Golden Corral here. Sure, the manager could have asked in a nicer way; however, Golden Corral is a buffet style restaurant. No one with open skin or scabs should be allowed to touch food unless they are properly covered.
I understand how hard it is living with a skin disorder. I suffer from food allergy-induced eczema which causes my hands to have little fluid filled pockets and the skin to become very dry, cracked and bleed a lot when my skin breaks. Thankfully I keep it under control by avoiding that food. However, when I did suffer and I knew I was going out to eat or doing something with my hands with another person, I made sure to put band aids on the open parts. I knew if it grossed me out it would probably gross a complete stranger as well”
“People should get over themselves. This doctor did nothing wrong. She did not post any information that linked the patient to the status. If that patient has so little disregard for her health, the health of her baby and the time of the doctor, she deserves to be talked about.”
barronwhitehead on Feb 7, 2013 at 08:46:31
“No she doesn't. It's completely unprofessional. A doctor is impartial, they can't show a bias towards their patients. It impedes their ability to treat, even if it annoys them. This person clearly does not have the temperament to be a doctor.”
Jan 18, 2013 at 11:47:27
“Migraines are definitely the worst. I suffer from menstrual migraines since I was 16 ( almost 21) now. Thankfully they are controlled by me taking my birth control so instead of getting them every single month for a week's time i only get them every 3 months for about 2 or 3 days. If you never had a migraine you really don't know. For years my mother thought i should be able to tough it out. Fast forward to my freshman year in college, when I wasn't able to go to class for a week each month because I was crying in the dark in my room feeling like my head was going to explode. My mother finally understood and took me to the doctor when I came home for the summer.”
“I think a big problem here is there is no official criteria for assault weapons. IMO, if an untrained person were to pick up a weapon, not aim particularly well and fire, if those bullets can hit/kill multiple people in under a minute, that gun has no place in the hands of civilians.”
seek truth please on Jan 5, 2013 at 05:11:40
“There is no such thing as "assault weapons" it is propaganda to mislead the misinformed.
I've been following these threads for the past couple of weeks and it is frightening how misinformed people are.
Any gun is capable of assault, as is a rock, a bat, a hammer, etc., etc.
--it's defined by how you use it, i.e. the act of assault.
Nearly everyone I know has guns and none of them have been involved in any assaults.
These so-called "assault weapons" are not machine-guns--
they are 1 shot per pull of the trigger.
This is one-hundred-twenty-seven-year-old technology not some new advance.
They are good for defense especially by non-experts because if you are attacked
(especially by multiple attackers) and you miss you still have another chance at defending you life, your family or, heaven forbid, your country.
The truth is that more people are killed each year by bare hands and feet
than all rifles combined, responsible for about 350 deaths per year,
with so-called "assault weapons" being a very small portion of the that total.
Doctors kill over 100,000 people a year--should we ban them?
The real purpose of the weapon is to defend lives, as the doctors' purpose should be.”
“I'm sorry, but as a black female in college also in Florida, this is not racist at all. It's great that colleges have these programs in place at all because if there is danger, they can alert the student body quickly and potentially save lives.
So it messed up, my college's alerts have messed up as well. While the alert has never been incomplete, I've had weather warnings when it was clearly sunny and the same alert being sent over and over again. Technology isn't perfect, but having any alert to a danger situation is one of a college students biggest assets”
LuneKeltkar on Dec 8, 2012 at 09:37:41
The initial UMiami police ENN *didn't* alert the college community to a dangerous situation, as you seem to imagine. It only alerted the students, faculty, and staff to the presence of a black male (gasp!) on campus. By bungling this notification, the police created confusion in an already dangerous situation, which made that danger even greater.
No one has argued that the emergency alert systems should be scrapped, but *anytime* a police force increases rather than decreases the danger in a situation, the matter should be thoroughly investigated to determine necessary remedial actions.
“Same here, and I went to a Catholic school. Even my AP Gov teacher refused to tell us which side he identified more with so he could present a fair and balanced picture. After we graduated we were allowed to ask.”
“Ugh I can't begin to understand how these CEO's can be so dumb. If they were smart, the first thing they should have done as soon as other CEO's were coming out again Obamacare was to endorse it and IMMEDIATELY begin the process of offering health care to their employees. Workers would be happy, the American people would be happy and would spend their money with them instead of the businesses they are now boycotting.
Come on guys it's not that hard. You need to start listening to the American people because the super rich is a dying class the way you are going”
“I agree. The majority of all of my jeans (and trust me I have a lot!) have come from them. And also I disagree that they don't have a younger demographic. All of my friends and I (we are 20 or 21) shop there.”
“I pray JC Penney's pulls through. As a 20 year old I've never thought of it as a "grandmother" store. It's one of the only 2 places I buy pants from, always one of the stops on big shopping days with my mother, and I almost always get my hair done at the salon. Plus they always have the cutest TShirts in the juniors section.”
“This might have been true, but now it's not uncommon for people in their late 20's and early 30's with children still working at these types of places. It's nearly impossible for 2 people to survive on a part time, minimum wage salary”
“IMO, Target is recognizing that some people ENJOY shopping, and that's how they spend their family time. Being the only girl in my family, Black Friday and the day after Christmas are bonding time for my mother and I because we both really love shopping.
However, if Target wanted to this, instead of forcing employees to work, they should ask for volunteers who don't mind working Thanksgiving, like myself. I have a food allergy, so I can't enjoy all of the traditional food and I was assured I would have Christmas off. Raising the pay rate wouldn't hurt either.
I can't understand why businesses don't know they can have their cake and eat it too if they just treated workers with respect”
Chrissielew on Nov 13, 2012 at 12:02:52
“Unfortunately corporations ( people too Mitt?) don't care about you or me or anyone. The bottom line is profits and if this is a way to increase them - then that's the way it goes. Haven't you heard- money is the religion in America- except when it isn't.
It is a sad and continuing commentary on the world today that people and families are chattel.”
Richard Clay on Nov 13, 2012 at 11:18:43
“NOBODY is going to volunteer to work on Thanksgiving...”
“tobacco isn't costing taxpayers millions of dollars in a point-less drug war that's contributing to the deficit. cutting the deficit in half is a little extreme but it definitely would help”
randmyan on Oct 15, 2012 at 17:24:19
“Wait a cotton picking moment. I have been told all these years that tobacco use was to blame for the increase in medical costs, billions of dollars each year. That is one of the reason used to justify increasing the taxes on cigerettes by billions each year.
Now you're saying that's all a lie.”
richodg5 on Oct 15, 2012 at 17:10:07
“No but it's costing the taxpayer for medical treatment for long time smokers.”