There are direct benefits like welfare, and there are additional costs for expanding services to cover a larger population. Then add the long term costs… A group did a great study, and I don’t have the link handy.
Given your attitude I assume you don’t want to be paying to support him forever. Helping him become as independent and capable as possible is an investment that will relieve you of a future “burden”.
 July 3, 2015 at 4:51am
There is such a thing as “deleted” but it takes several steps and most people don’t know them all – or bother with them.
 July 3, 2015 at 4:49am
Not unreasonable, particularly given that they should not have had a problem satisfying her request … unless they were trying to hide something that was unfortunately said and worse committed to data they can’t erase. Several people have noted that it should not be hard to obtain the records requested.
With regard to using a search tool to look for e-mails containing her son’s name: A wrinkle is that a broad search may pull up data involving other students whose records they feel they should protect included in the same message. An e-mail that refers to the son by first name (due to ongoing conversation) might be left out, or a search by first name could pull up more than one student by that name. If they think they have to sift through each e-mail and check the content before releasing it, it could indeed take a while.
I am playing devil’s advocate, I think it’s BS. No organization should make it so hard to pull up their own data at need. If they can’t pull the information up for her, they can’t pull it up for themselves.
 July 2, 2015 at 6:58pm
Only if said by a republican
July 2, 2015 at 6:57pm
His legal opinion counts as much as his appraisal of Ming Dynasty vases or his x-ray analysis.
July 2, 2015 at 6:54pm
I think that they are using different definitions; agree on a common definition and the dispute will evaporate. (Like so many others… )
There is a difference between having dignity and having that dignity respected ( or denying that it exists ). No one stops being human if someone else decides that they are not human enough to count as such in their eyes. No one stops having dignity when someone else pretends it does not exist.
The essence of slavery was not that people were beaten… not all of them were. The essence of slavery was not that they were not paid…. some of them bought themselves or their children free, so some of them were paid something. The essence of slavery was the denial of voluntary exchange – the right of the other person to say “NO” and substituting the right of the Master to get what he wants …or else.
Every rapist who held a knife to a woman’s throat and demanded cooperation, every man who threw acid in the face of a woman who spurned his advances, every gay who sued someone ( or threatened to ) in order to pressure someone to provide goods/services against the will of the person they were exchanging with … was claiming the role of Master and demanding that the other should give them what they wanted – or suffer the price.
 July 2, 2015 at 6:29pm
Don’t give them ideas.
You never know where a joke may lead when they take it seriously.
 July 2, 2015 at 6:28pm
Result of global wetting maybe; sharks need water more than warmth. No, the sea level has gone up less than an inch in the last 100 years… Tectonic plate movement? Changes in prey distribution?
Shortage of some prey species, & or population boom among sharks? (One leading to the other?) Maybe the tree-huggers want us to institute a pregnancy reduction program for sharks: catch, sterilize and release like they have done for deer in some places. The labor and materials can be prioritized over Lattes and they can do a fund raiser at Starbucks to pay for it.
When will the global cooling/global warming/climate change folks learn that the climate has been changing for millions of years before humans evolved?
Don’t be rediculous ,you and I both know this is bush’s fault. .oh and let's not forget the Confederate flag
I’m hearing that the green people have got rules in place that beach front homes have to turn off all exterior lights and block the light coming from inside at night to ‘save the turtles’.
There seems to be an overabundance of baby turtles and the sharks are coming in close and staying longer to feed. People are just getting in the way it seems.
Lol. Can, you beat me to it. I was going to say it was Bush's fault.
As long as global warming provides them away to "control" the people, they will NEVER stop using it and the "perpetually moronic" out there will continue to listen to them.
 July 2, 2015 at 4:44pm
Treat it as an invitation to look on her body with admiration and tell her what really sets off her best features. It shows that you notice how she looks, appreciate it, and have been paying attention to what looks especially good on her (= paying attention to her).
Note: to pull it off, you actually have to pay attention to her.
( Helping with regular breast exams is considered too self interested to count.)
 July 2, 2015 at 4:36pm
“…something in the water” __ no.
Something in the air… excessive farts from all the BS that is spoken. It contaminates the atmosphere and decomposes the brain.
July 2, 2015 at 4:14pm
Reminds me of the guy who “came out” as a bacon lover, and said he wants to marry bacon. The other guy wrote better though.
If you are going to slam one of them, by the same logic you would have to condemn both, right?
The primary difference between them is that one of them was better quality/more successful than the other at sparking dialogue or conversation. Being bad at something ( including comedy) does not automatically mean that what you are trying to do is wrong. It may mean that your skills need to be developed more.
I think that his wife has grounds to be concerned that he values the dog as much as her (if he wasn’t joking for effect). If he was kidding, it’s still disrespect toward the most important person in his life. Plus, he got fired over an online joke in a really bad economy. The rent/mortgage still needs to be paid. She is ticked. >: (
 July 2, 2015 at 4:01pm
I’m in favor of free speech,
and social commentary from the fringe.
…It can provoke interesting conversations.
 July 2, 2015 at 3:53pm
I don’t think I have ever shopped there… Hmmmm maybe once years ago?
Boycott seems irrelevant.
[-2] July 2, 2015 at 3:50pm
Trump is not as rich and successful as he puts on. I have no respect for him except perhaps as a showman… maybe.
Even a stopped clock may be right twice a day. In this case he is right. Women are being raped, and they are not doing it to themselves. The smugglers (of humans) are doing it to women far from safety in a vulnerable situation, depending on the coyotes to get them to their destination alive. As I understand it the overwhelming majority of coyotes are Mexican, not US smugglers (though there may be a few). Have you found any holes in the logic?
 July 2, 2015 at 3:41pm
So many Mexicans want to come to America…
Would Mexico like to be the newest state in the USA?
Move the border south and the problem is solved!
Actually La Raza (the race) wants to move the Mexican border north and annex parts of the US that were once part of Mexico. If they can suggest moving the border north, I can suggest moving it south.
I would hesitate to do so though, they have PROBLEMS that would become more intimately our problems. On the other hand, they also have elements that have the potential to help US a lot… work ethic, family values, etc. We need a strong border so that we can decide who gets to come in and what we want to keep out.
Why is the KKK considered a racist **** group,
and “the race” (La Raza) gets a pass and welcome?
 July 2, 2015 at 3:27pm
Get a grip. If you are that freaked out by seeing a non PC approved word, you need to see a therapist.
“…in today’s society we know what the slurs are,”
Anti semitic slur, starts with k…. probably enough information, but seriously I don’t think about ethnic slurs much. It’s not a big part of my vocabulary and not something I would see or hear often.
Other than that I side with trueblue533 re offensive names.
What about names that have more than one meaning/implication?
“Head” can refer to giving it, or to being in charge
Isis is the name of an ancient egyptian goddess, means “throne”, and “supreme goddess”, or a bunch of murderous sociopaths
Jesus can be a swear word taking the Lord’s name in vain… or a prayer
Context matters. Trying to strip the language down to things that don’t have any potentially offensive subtext is … foolish at best. It dumbs down the people doing it and removes any need or desire to actually think about what is being said.
Agreed, I was just trying (unsuccessfully I guess) to point out the insanity of catering to one group and not another with censorship. Bottom line, no censorship is the best policy.
 July 2, 2015 at 3:02pm
Not exactly news, and the people who are set on their agenda won’t be reading about it. If they did, they would probably come up with some excuse not to trust the story… and then not look to see if their theory was total BS. It has to do with confirmation bias and it’s corollary – a tendency to distrust, dismiss and forget things that do not support pre-existing beliefs.
There was already plenty to blow that BS out of the water, for people who actually look.
 July 2, 2015 at 2:53pm
RE: “It is a fact of American life that the far-left despises organized religion, generally speaking,” he said. “They see churches, synagogues, mosques as oppressive, standing in the way of things like abortion and a libertine lifestyle.”
Churches do not get in the way of people doing things that are sinful – they just don’t approve. There is a difference between wanting to be free to do things your own way and demanding others approve of whatever your way is.
There are those who resent anyone who dares tug at their conscience. They want the messenger silenced, in order to halt the pain resulting from hearing the message. They wrongly blame the messenger for the guilt that is actually from their own sin. It is spoiled child syndrome. Blame the person trying to call my attention to doing the wrong thing…because that is easier than blaming myself for doing the wrong thing.
 July 2, 2015 at 5:08am
I read that sexual predators start small and escalate; many start out as peeping toms. If he was fantasising about a 3-4 year old boy… First impressions:
(his parents) try therapy,
(everyone) keep an eye on him in case that doesn’t work,
and (Dads) get hollow point bullets to put him down if he crosses the line.