Well I guess it's fortunate that the world doesn't revolve around you.
Bold! Hard-Hitting! Must See! Journalism at it's Best! Ashton Krutcher limps through stale routine!
You know, with the world going to hell, a dictator for a president, Iran's about to get the bomb, people are losing their healthcare, the IRS is being used as a weapon, Hillary Clinton, and the Islamic State... It's stories like this that remind us what's really important (i.e. Ashton who-the-hell selling crap in wherever he is).
Thank you for temporarily distracting me from how much the world sucks.
Check this out fellas...
I don't really get you people. I come to TheBlaze for uplifting stories and to stay at least a little bit up to date on current events. I honestly cannot stand "bold, hard-hitting journalism". It's so pompous and arrogant and elitist to think that some stories matter more than others, just because they involve tragedy or politics.
There's a reason why cute cat videos and adorable baby pictures are the most popular items on the internet: because if the wonderful things aren't put above the horrible things in priority, then why even bother defending against the horrible things? If you cannot appreciate the cute and the silly, there's no reason to defend it from the horrible and the tyrannical.
 March 21, 2015 at 6:30pm
Maroon is the word that bugs bunny used to describe someone that was a moron.
 March 14, 2015 at 10:12pm
I admit that I am always somewhat troubled with these stories. I am a born again Christian and believe in a God who is in control of the universe. But if he performed a miracle by sparing this baby why did he also withdraw his hand when the mother needed help? Or when believers the world over pray for healing for someone with cancer, someone who deserves healing, they still die….how do I make sense of it? I have wondered this through a thousand of these kind of situations.
The concept of an all loving and kind deity is actually fairly new in human history. If you are familiar with the Old Testament I think even you would agree that the deity described there could not be described as a nice being. People, particularly the ancient Romans basically held the following concept about gods: Gods were not nice, they were arbitrary, needlessly vindictive, and in general... They were jerks. The best you could do is venerate them and build them nice temples and hope it was enough to make them happy enough not to smite you.
That was how they explained the randomly cruel world around them.
Now I'm personally an atheist because I see no evidence for any gods, and I chock up the 'one child gets better and one child dies' situation to factors as of yet not understood well enough by science, so the pursuit of knowledge continues, but even with a perfect understanding I accept that due to pure blind statistics, horrible things are going to happen, that's just life.
The most honest answer I think a theist could give for the 'why this tragedy, not that tragedy' is not what you'll typically get from them. An honest answer that accounts for both situations is that a god had nothing to do with either one and does not directly reach down to cherry pick winners. Given this the best you can do is continue to believe as that would have no bearing on the core of your belief system, which in your case is acceptance of Jesus.
God can see around corners that we can't, and we aren't meant to fully understand all of the why's - He doesn't expect us to. He knows this is an area that you struggle with, and perhaps through prayer and the strength of your faith, this is a way for Him to draw you closer as He unfolds peace in your heart and understanding about this topic. You may find that working through this issue with Him leads you to peace in other areas of your life , which could be why he is placing this trouble in your heart to begin with. Have constant faith - God is truly good! Hope this helps. I'm just sharing how I have dealt with the same question.
Dying is being born into eternity with God, for a Christian.
 February 26, 2015 at 4:57pm
Here’s my honest opinion. Keep your voice down.
 February 26, 2015 at 3:41pm
I’m mostly for peace and quiet.
 February 26, 2015 at 3:39pm
zappar. You are trying desperately to trick someone into agreeing with whatever point your are tyring to make so that you can then show how wise you are at their expense. Why don’t you just come out and directly make your point?
I just seek honesty.
I use the approach I do because I feel I often do not get honest responses or folks simply do not initially give honest assessments of such matters.
Take Bearway64 above
He seems to be trying to make it appear as if he supports this woman / the right of utter free religious expression HOWEVER... Present him with other (possible) details of such a type of situation and we get a different response / position.
Frankly... Because I am often attacked for my positions - and even though those attacks are usually much more personal in nature rather than a challenge to the positions I hold... I prefer to TRY and first get folks here to give their (honest) position on such matters. That way I believe we can then have a more honest debate about such.
I am happy to give my position but... Like I said, I'd rather do so AFTER understanding the honest positions of those posting here (that I would probably challenge).
Here's my honest opinion. Keep your voice down.
Yea that works
 February 26, 2015 at 2:22pm
I have no idea what that means.
 February 26, 2015 at 1:56pm
We should regulate the volume of religious expression. And a few other things.
 February 26, 2015 at 1:45pm
It will get worse. One day we’ll have a mosque in every neighborhood with some mooslim blasting their obnoxious call to prayer over a loudspeaker 5 times a frickin day.
I pray that God would destroy everything he created, and He is the Creator, before that will happen. He will come again.
Are you saying we should regulate / limit the freedom of religious expression?
Blame who supports immigration.
She's not being discriminated against because of her prayers, but the volume of her prayers. If a city has a sound ordinance, they can't subjectively enforce it. It has to be for everyone, no matter if the car stereo is blasting gangster rap or Christian bluegrass. Similarly, you would be upset if someone were outside your house yelling the most recent sports report in a super loud voice.
Love your neighbor, tone it down.
Oh right because every mosque in the US is doing that now. does making things up come natural or are you practicing to become a conservative radio host.
"One day we’ll have a mosque in every neighborhood with some mooslim blasting their obnoxious call to prayer over a loudspeaker 5 times a frickin day."
Only for as long as it takes for a few cranky old mid-east Veterans to take out their speakers.
 February 26, 2015 at 12:16pm
And with welfare the government puts a gun to my head and takes from me, then flushes the money through the bloated, inefficient, fraud ridden government bureaucracy, then doles it out to people they call “clients”. And for every one who truly needs and maybe deserves some help there are twenty more with their hand out gaming the system.
Kenny. One cup at a time is best for grinding your beans and just before you introduce the water. But roasted beans go stale almost as fast as potatoe chips. It would be very subtle so you may not notice but if you have a cup made with old beans and then immediately a cup made with freshly roasted beans you will see a big difference. I have been buying green beans and roasting them myself in small batches. Very easy to do and very economical.
 February 22, 2015 at 1:31pm
If you want a great cup of coffee at home try roasting your own beans. It is very easy and you’re guaranteed to have freshly roasted beans. I started out with a hot air popcorn popper and now have an actual home roaster. Grind the beans just before you introduce the water. Heat the water to 199 to 206 degrees. You will really see the difference. Go to Roastmastersdotcom for more info.
I would at least recommend not buying ground coffee. Roasted beans go stale almost as fast as potato chips. Once ground, the go within a couple of minutes. If you grind what you need just before you add the hot water you’ll get a much better cup of coffee.
Good call K9, I agree with you. Paul can rally opposition to liberals and explain fundamental concepts well in a speech but has less strength on proposing solutions and practical application of policy. He needs to hang in there and push some legislation that helps repair our damaged country.
I think he has a few more years before he's ready for the presidency. He's beginning to take the necessary steps to be a credible candidate, but I think he shouldn't run until at least 2020 (maybe even 2024). I could see him as a Vice President though.
Did you read my essay that I posted last might?
'From A Republic To A Plantation'
I'm afraid I missed it. Under which article was it? I'd love to read it.
 February 18, 2015 at 10:08pm
Here’s what I can’t figure out. When I was a kid after a snow we could go around the neighborhood and make a ton of money shoveling out peoples drives ways. There was even competition between pairs of boys. Yesterday over a foot in my large driveway and long sidewalk, I would gladly have paid. 20 30 bucks? Oh, and school was out. Where are the enterprising young people?
Too few have a work ethic today and/or parents like this mom!
They can’t afford the business licenses required to offer their services. Kids can't run lemonade stands nowadays without a gov't piece of paper giving them the okay. I don't even want to imagine the legal nonsense necessary for a kid to offer to shovel your driveway.
You city probably has a law banning kids from charging for snow removal with out a half dozen city permits that cost $100 a piece.
Unfortunately, the kids are on their electronic devices these days.
Where are they? Playing XBox and PS4. These are the new b00b tubes.
Reminds me of this one...
Just after a heavy snow a father told his teen age son he had read that shoveling snow was a leading cause of heart attack. The son said he would be glad to shovel the driveway. And the father had a heart attack.
 February 15, 2015 at 2:09pm
And I’m as far right as they come and I agree with you. The movie showed what our troops go through and why so many come home emotional wrecks. War is hell.