ButterDog, you stated, “The man pays extra to cover the costs of wage garnishment.” I don’t know about Texas, but in Oregon the employer, by law, has to garnish the wages of the employee who owes money. The employer is not reimbursed for its time in doing this. I know this as fact because I was an employer in Oregon for 12 years. The state would send me a letter stating how much the employee owed and I was responsible to collect it. If I failed in doing so I would be fined.
The cost I was referring to was the administration costs incurred by the state. The fees they keep for that, IMO, exceed the actual costs. Child support is a money maker for the state so they are not inclined to let someone stop paying for whatever reason.
 March 25, 2015 at 12:54pm
What America needs is Manufacturing jobs.
 March 23, 2015 at 10:39am
“Paging Dr. Cooper. Dr. Sheldon Cooper. Please pick up the white courtesy phone.”
Strega, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On another note, Go Ravens!
Hope all is well with you, sweetie. :)
That's racist. You said the "white" courtesy phone.
 March 23, 2015 at 10:28am
I’m wondering if the E-coli bacteria will cause adverse reactions, since most humans react in a bad way to E.coli. However, I guess I would rather suffer the effects of E.coli then the effects of a snake bite.
Only certain strains of e coli cause adverse reactions. Humans actually carry many strains of e coli which are beneficial to the gut environment
That all depends on the e. coli strain as to how humans react to it.
Some are harmless while others are like leftist policies for any and all countries, toxic and no good until removed.
It'sa lodda it-shea'!
E coli is prolific in the intestines of every human. You would, in fact, die without it. There are a few pathogenic strains (notably 0157:H7), but these are rare. The final recovered protein this group developed is no doubt purified of any E coli derived contaminants. E coli does pose some danger to those working directly with the culture but there are many steps to mitigate that. I worked with E coli culture for decades and only had one instance of endotoxin poisoning which was really just a moderate allergic reaction.
March 19, 2015 at 10:38am
I thought the same thing, parrot157! It appeared they didn’t even bother with taking the man’s pulse. The weapon was clear, he wasn’t a threat. Why the hell didn’t they do their frigging job? I feel the officers were justified, but there is no justification in the paramedics not even attempting to help that man. Shameful indeed!
 March 18, 2015 at 12:48pm
Perhaps you should care. You never know, one day it might be you. You just might offend someone and BOOM, you’re in prison and get the full “benefits”. Think about that and then tell me you don’t care.
 March 18, 2015 at 12:46pm
Rape or consensual, who knows? I know a few people who have been in prison and what they have told me it is not pleasant and should not be. It’s prison. BUT, rape is a hideous thing, whether it be man on woman, men on men or woman on woman. The thing with prison life is just the same out here in the world. If you are vulnerable and have no one to help you, you will succumb to those who have power. That’s how it works. If you try and stop it, you might get killed. Or you can be a “bitch” and allow those who hold power over you do to you what they wish. Seems to me prison life is on the same line with those of us who are not in prison. Rape is still rape, no matter how you define it.
 March 18, 2015 at 12:31pm
I’ll bring the beer, American-first!
 March 18, 2015 at 12:29pm
Brian, that was the first thing I thought.
 March 13, 2015 at 1:10pm
I wonder of this Barbie comes complete with an NSA costume.
Next model up.
Costume my butt, she comes with a full wardrobe!
 March 13, 2015 at 1:05pm
Geez, anthony0713. Would you PLEASE stop using logic?
 March 11, 2015 at 1:13pm
The first time I ever ate gator was at a casino buffet. It was FANTASTIC! They also had crawfish. I couldn’t try those. They look too much like bugs for my taste. Plus, my Dad used to use them for bait. Bet they’re good though. :)
March 11, 2015 at 12:55pm
It’s the same with hamburger. Last year I could buy a pound of 93% lean hamburger for $3.59 at the local grocery. Now it’s $5.89. Even buying a 1/4 steer from one of our local ranchers is expensive (although better tasting and we know where the steer came from). After paying the rancher and then the butcher, it was still about the same price.
March 11, 2015 at 12:13pm
JRCancio, You have too much faith in the republican party. A large majority of them are just as bad as she is.
March 11, 2015 at 12:05pm
Our judicial system is just as corrupt as those you mentioned, Moozmom.
 March 10, 2015 at 10:47am
And God Bless the man who decided to go fishing that day. He’s the one who found the car and called the police.
 March 10, 2015 at 10:40am
Here in our little town in NE Kansas there is a very nice Victorian three-story. Asking price – $40,000!…But, our town is 18 miles away from any other town. 26 miles from the nearest Wal-mart. 80 miles (north or south) from a large city, so if you want to go to the mall or Home Depot, you’re gonna have to make it a day-trip. If you have school aged kids, they will have to be bussed 18 miles to the nearest school (K-12). We do have a little grocery store, a post office (at this point in time), a bank, car repair garage, and an all volunteer fire department (if you’ll need an ambulance it’s 18 miles away, sorry). Oh, and jobs. Well, there aren’t many that will afford that $40,000 mortgage, but it’s a great place to live!
p.s. This is farming country. We all enjoy our guns and our God. If you would like to come here please assimilate. We don’t like change. :)
Sound like my kind of little town! Kids are better off home schooled, anyway, so that's a moot point. Jobs may be an issue, but y'know, before the 1900's, most people did not have a job. They worked hard to raise their own food, build their own homes, sold the surplus of what they raised, baked or made to have the money to buy what they couldn't provide for themselves. It's time more of us got back to that. I'm sure game to try!
Sounds like a great town:)
 March 9, 2015 at 11:59am
I realize that, TheGrtDcptn, but the media always portrays women as the victims and Men as garbage and the bringers of doom on women. I’m sick of that. Really sick of it. When people can come to realize that we all, women AND men are being used and abused, then maybe, just maybe, we all can take a good look and see we’re all in this together. There’s no need to pit one against the other. It’s like Whites pitted against Blacks. Blacks against Hispanics. Hispanics against Asians, etc. We’re all human beings. We should all be given the same compassion, love and forgiveness that each expects/demands from the other. Don’t you agree?
 March 9, 2015 at 11:46am
I’ll give a go at an answer. You probably won’t like it:
First off, If terrorists detonated a nuke in DC NO ONE would be residing there for a very long time. Anyway, the answer is NO! America (the real one) doesn’t negotiate with terrorists! It doesn’t matter if they murder all of congress, the executive branch, and the supreme court. Those people are still “Americans” (as much as I hate to say that). We do not allow that, or we shouldn’t. My feeling is if one single American is murdered by a terrorists, then Americans should KILL 1000 terrorists. And if the terrorists kill more Americans, then we continue to kill thousands more terrorists and their families, friends and allies. This BS negotiating has to stop. It’s either kill or be killed. You can pick which one you want to be. Personally, I would choose the Kill over the be killed. (nothing personal, Above. Just answering your question).
 March 9, 2015 at 11:24am
I don’t see it as “joyriding”. I see it as keeping current and available to be scrambled at a moments notice to defend those that need defending. Pilots are really cool though. I should know, I’m married to one. He’s not military, just a general aviation,commercial licensed pilot. He’s still cool though! :)