That doesn’t make any sense either. Artificially inflated prices mean that nobody is making any money, because the artificial price hike is pricing the vast majority of normal people out of buying cheese on a regular basis.
In other words, any time a price is artificially inflated, you are actually cutting your profits significantly. Everybody, including the government, loses money when you artificially jack up the price of a completely optional consumer item. The only thing I can imagine why they would do that is to prevent poor people from eating cheese. Either that or keeping the government-cheese thing going so poor people are dependent upon government for something like cheese.
 August 29, 2016 at 3:51pm
MY EYES! OH DEAR GOD NO!
What has been seen cannot be un-seen… I feel like I need to vomit and then shower in bleach and scrub myself with sandpaper. Can’t… get… clean…
 August 29, 2016 at 3:48pm
It’s what the majority of cops are like too…
 August 29, 2016 at 3:20pm
Why won’t the government allow prices to go down? That makes no sense! What could they possibly gain from artificially propping up the price of CHEESE!?
Because the dairy industry has very good lobbyists and has for years. In addition, if milk and cheese prices went down and stayed down for a period of time, PETA's lobbyists would get involved when dairy farmers would send their dairy cows to slaughter because they couldn't feed them.
August 29, 2016 at 3:15pm
I found the idea of 3 white people robbing homes in Detroit was simply too far-fetched to swallow. I mean, only 7% of the population of Detroit is white to begin with…
But even if I could have suspended disbelief on that aspect, there’s then the problem of me rooting for the serial killer. If somebody broke into my house, I’d kill them too. I actually wanted the “protagonists” to die the whole movie.
Movies like this, where it’s just bad people vs. bad people, there’s no real reason to care about the characters at all. You just want them all to suffer and die because they’re horrible, pathetic people who deserve whatever they get.
August 29, 2016 at 1:48pm
The point is that if you’re not ready to have a baby, then you’re CLEARLY not ready to have sex either.
See, you think that sex and procreation are separate things. They’re not. It’s like saying that eating and nutrition are separate things just because you can inject nutrients into the body intravenously. You are looking at the world through a lens, through a delusion, and then claiming that humanity is somehow a new thing because it can have sex without producing children.
Did it never occur to you that maybe that’s a horrible, terrifying thing for humanity?
Think about it in another realm. Imagine if there was a “Food Control” pill of some kind that allowed you to eat food without it absorbing into your body. Suddenly society becomes obsessed with gluttony on a level unseen in history, while simultaneously losing all real joy associated with food and healthy eating. Their bodies start doing strange things now that they survive on a pill instead of real food. And your perspective on nature would be warped and unrealistic. They might get to the point that they think food is for pleasure, not for nourishment.
Much the same way that you’ve got mindless sex-addicts running around today who think that sex is for pleasure, not for procreation. They’ve lost their minds, or at the very least, they are thinking with a different part of their anatomy…
August 29, 2016 at 1:38pm
You seem to have missed the point. What I’m saying is this: IF YOU ARE NOT READY TO HAVE A BABY, YOU ARE NOT READY TO HAVE SEX.
If you are physically ready to have a baby, but not emotionally/mentally ready for that, then logically you are not emotionally/mentally ready for sex either. They’re one and the same.
If people think that teen pregnancy is bad, they should also think that teens having sex is bad. If you aren’t emotionally or mentally ready to have a baby, you’re 100% certain to be too immature emotionally or mentally to have sex.
August 29, 2016 at 1:35pm
My great grandparents lived to be in their 90s, and they got married when they were 14 and 16 respectively.
You seem to be conflating the life expectancy thing with the teen pregnancy thing. It’s just not true.
 August 26, 2016 at 1:33pm
I don’t get why people think that parenthood is such a horrible thing. Teenagers have been having babies since recorded history began. Teen pregnancy is actually the norm for all of human history.
What it seems to me is that society is trying to prolong childhood and infantilizes teenagers and even grown men and women. It’s like Obama declaring that 26 year old “children” can stay on their parent’s health insurance, and receiving a deafeningly loud standing ovation. The idea of calling a 26 year old a child is horrifying to me. But to people with a Peter Pan mentality, being a man-child or woman-child at age 26 is appealing.
Anybody who is ready to have sex is also ready to have a baby, because that’s where babies come from. You cannot say that a person is ready for one without the other. Either teenagers shouldn’t be having sex/babies, or they should be having sex/babies. There is no separation of the two concepts except in the minds of deluded liberals.
What about the concept of birth control? You seem to have skipped over that entirely.
Ehh... I have to disagree with you a little on that.
Yes, a person may be PHYSICALLY ready to have a baby, but few teenagers are emotionally/mentally ready, and even fewer are economically ready. And that's the biggest problem with teen pregnancy, honestly. There can be a lot of debate over if anybody is ever really 'ready' for a child, but somebody who is incapable of taking care of themselves is certainly not ready for the life of another human being to depend on them.
If somebody is still depending on their parents to make it through life, then yeah, we should try and discourage them from having kids of their own.
That said, I do agree that we need to encourage kids to learn how to make it on their own, too. Yes, sometimes things happen, and the economy really does suck, but a lot of people aren't really even trying to leave the nest (as opposed to not being able to). And that needs to be discouraged, too.
yea, they were having kids as young teens throughout history... and life expectancy was also half of what it is now.
bottom line is, massive numbers of people even people in their mid-20s are nowhere near as mentally mature as what those teens were back then.
 August 26, 2016 at 1:27pm
Have any of the critics of the “alt-right” actually defined the term “alt-right”? Because the definition I have always had of “alt-right” is that they are the ALTERNATIVE to the Republican Establishment. The Establishment is the regular right-wing. Things like the Tea Party are alt-right because they are alternatives to the establishment.
I don’t know how you can be against the alt-right and in favor of the Tea Party. The tea party is part of the alt-right. It just doesn’t make sense.
 August 26, 2016 at 1:20pm
All kids are pro-life, because they identify with babies and the wonder of pregnancy and childbirth and family.
 August 26, 2016 at 1:18pm
Why settle for one or the other? Practice what you preach. Preach what you practice.
 August 26, 2016 at 11:39am
Hey, it could be worse. Chinese women are so obsessed with having pale, milky-white skin that they cover their entire bodies when swimming. They call it the “facekini” and it’s the stuff of nightmares… Here’s an example:
Nightmares? They just look like the masked wrestlers of Mexico, who, as I recall from my childhood viewings of the local Spanish-language tv station, have long valiantly stood as our first line of defense against marauding robots, Aztec mummies, and invading space monsters.
 August 26, 2016 at 11:34am
Well, I’m not Salt Shaker, but I can offer you several reasons why those things shouldn’t be allowed on beaches or deep swimming pools.
First of all on a personal individual level, they could cause you to drown if you aren’t an excellent swimmer. If you don’t believe that, go jump into a deep swimming pool with a long sleeve shirt and a pair of pants on. It’s extra dangerous in the ocean because waves can catch on long clothing and drag you under the water. That is the practical common-sense reason why long clothing should be banned while swimming. It’s a safety hazard. As somebody who used to work as a lifeguard at a public swimming pool, this is a serious safety problem.
A second reason, on a community level, is that France has been bombarded with terrorist attacks from Muslims. Wearing Muslim Burkas in a public place is just taunting people and inviting bad things to happen to you.
A third reason, on a cultural level, would be to make a public stand against a toxic culture and religion that is trying to infiltrate and overthrow your way of life.
Lastly, on a societal level, these burkas and hijabs, they are hindrances to any type of integration and assimilation into French society. French people are more likely to accept you if you adopt French culture and fashion. The French take a person’s clothing and dress very seriously.
 August 26, 2016 at 11:19am
The kitchen in my office is all the way down a 40 foot long hallway. Whenever anybody down there in the kitchen opens a soda, jar of olives, jar of pickles, anything under positive or negative pressure, you can hear that noise all the way down the hall where I work.
And there WAS a microphone attached to Hillary’s shirt just a few inches away from the jar. It should have picked up on the sound.
 August 26, 2016 at 10:11am
Some people say that they can’t believe in a God who would condemn people to hell. When it comes to things like this, I really hope hell is not only real, but way worse than anything we could imagine it to be.
the Bible speaks more of Hell than Heaven..there is a Hell.
@Blest - Aug. 26, 2016 at 10:11am:
1) - Hell definitely is "way worse than anything we could imagine it to be."
2) - God doesn't condemn any men (or women) to hell. The first Adam condemned us all to "the place prepared for Satan and his host of fallen angels" [Matthew 25:41], by default.
God conducted a logically unreasonable (by our earthly "logic," anyway) sacrifice, to make a way for all members of mankind to escape eternal separation from Him, and banishment to "the place prepared for Satan and his host of fallen angels."
But only if an individual will (re-posting) :
1) – recognize God (acknowledge He exists [Heb 1:6]).
2) – acknowledge their need to be in ‘right-standing’ with Him.
3) – repent of sin (if you’re approaching God as a new believer, you don’t have to individually list them all).
4) – acknowledge that they believe Jesus died for them, personally … and has risen from the dead, for them, personally.
5) – accept Jesus Christ as Savior and LORD.
The worst, most horrible, despicable, sorry excuses for human existence and kind, who have ever lived on the face of the earth, could have still escaped hell, IF they did what I listed up above, before their physical death.
And that goes for all of the adults who participated in the sexual abuse, and grisly murder of this ten year old girl.
There is no act of sin that is too (insert your favorite, most strongest 'negative adjectives,' here), that the perpetrator can't be forgiven of, if they sincerely ask
That's the muslim ideal. Women need to be kept suppressed in order to free men from temptation! So if all women look like men, society would be at least halfway to sexlessness-except, of course, that its A-rabs we're talking about, so probably not!
 August 26, 2016 at 9:57am
No. Biblical basics would be things like “Mankind is made in the image of God” and “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
The Bible has a lot of bad stuff in it, but those are not endorsements of the bad. God made it clear that He is against things like slavery and kings. But the Children of Israel wanted both slaves and kings, so God allowed it. There are rules set up for governing things that are bad. Jesus says very clearly that getting drunk is wrong, but he also turned water into wine.
The Bible is not in the business of controlling people. If God were going to force people to do His will, there wouldn’t be any humans. We’d all just be automatons, sort of like robots made of flesh.
I don’t know where you get this idea that the Bible endorses slavery, but all husbands and wives own their spouse as property. That’s why we use phrases like “That’s MY husband” or “Yeah, she’s MY bride.” Same thing with children. Parents own their children.
Ownership of somebody doesn’t mean you treat them like an inanimate object. It just means you are responsible for them, and have responsibilities to them.
 August 26, 2016 at 9:50am
Exactly. And scientific studies and meta-studies have all agreed that there is ZERO EVIDENCE for the concept that gender and sex are separate things. You cannot be a woman trapped in a man’s body. It doesn’t work like that. Now, you can be a really oddball man who enjoys dressing in pretty dresses and bows and things, but that doesn’t make him a woman, that makes him a weirdo.