“This is ridiculous. Sex offenders do not stop offending just because their sex organ is cut off. Sex offenders have a mental disorder. The only way to stop them is to cut off their access to what stimulates them or cut out that part of the brain that gets stimulated by children. In other words a lobotomy would be more effective.”
“Pure delusion... Obama and Calderon share the same delusion that the war on drugs is can be won. The best they will ever be able to accomplish is a draw and yet thousands of lives will be lost in their endeavors. If they valued the lives of the people they would end prohibition and begin to spend the billions a year treating drug use and addiction as a health issue. Wars kill people, we need to stop fighting wars and begin to assist those that need help with chronic drug use.
Ending this failed policy of prohibition will end the funding of the cartels, end the funding of the businesses that profit from providing weapons and training to law enforcement, end the wasted aid to Mexico and other countries provided by our tax dollars, end the laundering of drug money through the American financial system, end the killing of innocent Mexican citizens, end the need for the DEA and ultimately ending the insane notion that prohibition is an effective policy regarding what a private person can do to their body in the privacy of their own home.
Regarding the "Mexican and U.S. long-haul carriers to engage in cross-border operations", are they insane? This will only increase the smuggling of drugs and guns between Mexico and the U.S.”
deltalady on Mar 4, 2011 at 09:56:20
“Forget the drugs and gun issue. Many of the guns being used by the cartels are coming straight out of the US> You better worry what the effects of more American jobs lost due to foreign competition from MX and China, because China is the one pushing so hard for this. And since Congress & the WH are owned by corporate interests, they have no desire to say, "wait a minute...a MX truck on a US highway takes away an American trucking job." And as far as bringing their trucks up to standard, it's not going to happen. The new American policy is to ignore regulation, isn't it? How stringent do you think the govt is actually going to be in this case? This isn't about race or prejudice. This is abt business & the continued destruction of the American worker. Bad trucks and drivers who can't read a map or a road sign in English. Do you want that on the highway next to you? Well, apparently your president does. Of course his limo is armored, so if by chance he actually looks out that limo window into the real world and sees a big truck tire rolling toward him or a piece of a bumper that just fell off the truck ahead of him, I think he'll be OK. The rest of us, not so much.”
“New translation? Are they translating the original text? Or, are they translating the former translations that were translated from translated text from the original hebrew that was translated from the original scrolls that nobody is allowed to see?
I think I got lost somewhere in the translation...”
pkafin on Mar 2, 2011 at 16:51:25
“I don't think there are scrolls out there that nobody is allowed to see. It does make the most sense to translate straight from the Hebrew/Aramaic to English for the Torah/Tanach stuff ("Old Testament"). The King James version, for example went from Hebrew to Greek (under duress) to LAtin to German to English. And yes, some things definitely have gotten lost in the translations.
The whole "young woman" v. "virgin" thing is a biggie.”
briarus42 on Mar 2, 2011 at 16:14:52
“original he said original ha ha ha!”
Coldhandluke on Mar 2, 2011 at 16:09:15
“Not sure on the hebrew by the koeni greek of the new testament has over 5000 documents in public and privite collections and all are in agrement about doctrine. Over the 400 years since the King James was published archiological findings from secular greek writings have further refind our understanding of the language.”
TheTXI on Mar 2, 2011 at 16:04:46
“They claim that it will be closer to the original Hebrew and Greek, but by this point who knows or really cares.
People continue to run around swearing that the KJV is the undisputed word of God.”
bearchao on Mar 2, 2011 at 16:03:20
“lol... my head is spinning too!”
QuarkGluonSoup on Mar 2, 2011 at 16:01:16
“They are translating the originals. We know what the originals said, in part because we have originals (the Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran)”
“Pay attention America we need to follow Wisconsin's lead. We have the numbers, we are the people, we can take back our government from those that choose to enrich themselves at the cost of the republic.”
“He's probably right. Given our track record in meddling in the affairs of other nations I would not be surprised if some of our CIA operatives were at the center of this uprising. The American administration (past and present, I say American administration because they do not represent the interest of myself and many other Americans)) has wanted to end Gadhafi's rule for a very long time. They were not going to let this opportunity go. Such a sad State of affairs...”
Moonspirit48 on Mar 1, 2011 at 22:08:40
“Why is the people rising up for their freedom a "sad state of affairs"?”
vinny on Mar 1, 2011 at 21:52:25
“it makes no sense for the cia to be at the center of this uprising, the CIA and the Prince have been helping Saleh fight a civil war...”
Mar 1, 2011 at 15:43:15
“Forgive me for asking a stupid question, but how can you be arrested for public intoxication when you are being driven home in a car? Booked but not prosecuted? Christina, you need to sue the L.A. police department for false arrest, there isn't a law on the books that would allow the police to arrest you. Sue them for $5000 and lawyers fees.”
travelaholic on Mar 1, 2011 at 15:58:23
“West Hollywood has decent police. They would be responsible for her even if they drove her home -- what if she fell down her stairs? They had no option -- except maybe not booking her -- except I think everyone should be treated equally under law.”
“Accusations are nothing, I want convictions heavy fines and incarceration.
Anyone have a list of the Wall Street wonder boys currently incarcerated in a federal prison? If laws are such that it makes it difficult to convict Wall Street brokers, traders and the like, then we need to change the laws so that they are more clearly defined. We seem to be able to do that for petty theft, the drug war, and other minor offenses, but we are lacking in the so called white collar crimes of finance and politics. Let's ramp up the stakes and start applying asset forfeiture laws to the criminals of Wall Street and congress...
Bernie Madoff was an easy conviction. All the government has to do is compare any wealth management company to social security and if they are similar then we have a ponzi scheme.
It is amazing to see how much money we spend on homeland security and the military budget yet we were unable to protect ourselves, and the global market, from our very own financial institutions and their terrorist officers. Maybe we should place the SEC under the umbrella agency of Homeland Security and start using our militarized law enforcement on Wall Street.
“Is it just me or does this price rise seem a little to fast. The speculation in the market is the problem, brokers making money for no reason at all. We really need to make some changes in the way the market operates. I know we can create a more stable global market than what we have now. Cut out the middle men...”
oilfield on Feb 27, 2011 at 21:37:36
“qe2....and otherwise it has been rising steadily for a while now. we quit drilling in the gulf after the bp spill....”
Y3rMawm on Feb 27, 2011 at 17:03:56
“No, currency debasement is the problem. Oil isn't rising in price. The dollar is falling.”
“Interesting Mr. Gates, very interesting. So, you are saying that we should only pick fights with nations with more accommodating geography and resolve. I think that anyone, like yourself, that believes war is the answer to any problem should "have his head examined".
If we spent our entire military budget on education we would a lot more diplomats instead of soldiers and our war mongering ways would be as outdated as you are, Mr Gates.”
“So we see that the Arab nations are more inclined towards democracy than the worse case scenario of the day that is always spouted by western administrations and media. Western governments never feared that Arab nations would be hostile and dangerous they feared that they would become unified and powerful economically and financially.”