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Canada_Goose

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  • [1] March 4, 2015 at 10:58pm

    Yes and it was quite an apology. Unqualified, unlike most of the ones you hear form politicians these days. I think I can respect him again, at least as s a great surgeon.

    The Blaze and Mr. Hallowell are a bit slow to update this story

    https://www.facebook.com/CarolCNN/posts/929444740433474

  • March 4, 2015 at 3:49pm

    So I guess you can easily choose to have intercourse with a member of the same sex. (Don’t think I could).

    As far as your bank robbery analogy, it doesn’t really make sense since homosexuality is not illegal in the US.

    But let’s take your analogy at face value anyway.

    A bank robber makes a decision weighing the risks and rewards of robbing a bank and acts accordingly. (And to answer the question of why so many people choose to rob banks the answer is: That’s where the money is). The decision to go ahead with a robbery is because he/she believes the rewards of easy money outweigh the risks. And I can guarantee that the stigma is the least of their worries

    By your reasoning a person would do the same when deciding on their sexual orientation. Except I am not exactly sure what the rewards of being gay actual are. Perhaps they’re seduced by the bullying, of being ostracized, religious bigotry, not being able to marry (this has changed recently) or to adopt children, or is it the higher risk of acquiring AIDS which is the deal maker.

    With all those attractive benefits of homosexually I am shocked the LGBT make up only 3.8% of the US population.

  • [1] March 4, 2015 at 2:46pm

    I think you misunderstand my point
    I don’t have a problem with Scientists believing in God nor did I suggest that Science is settled fact.

    After all the Big Bang was originally proposed and named by a Jesuit Priest – Georges Lemaître (I disagree with your take on Einstein as there is a lot of dispute about the nature of his faith and his belief in God). And all good science is testable and falsifiable and its conclusions are tentative. So if you can find fossil mammals in the same geological strata as trilobites then evolution would be falsified. (No one has ever found such contradictory data).

    That said Mr. Carson flat out stated that some science (the science which does not comport with his religious beliefs (i.e. evolution ) is propaganda. And I am sorry that is just nuts.

    Mr. Broun essentially says the same thing, but he attributes the science which goes against his religious beliefs to Satan.

  • [3] March 4, 2015 at 1:00pm

    Correction: why would so many people choose to be gay?

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  • [-2] March 4, 2015 at 12:58pm

    Thanks for thinking of me.
    Perhaps it’s time to tell Scottie to “beam you up”.

  • [2] March 4, 2015 at 12:55pm

    I guess the obvious follow up questions would be…

    Do people also choose to be straight?
    Given the social stigma would so many people choose to be gay?

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  • March 4, 2015 at 12:36pm

    I have the utmost respect for the medical profession. Generally find most doctors to be fairly intelligent and hard working people. Mr. Carson is certainly no exception, having reached the pinnacle of his profession as well as being the recipient of the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

    That’s why it boggles the mind how some doctors can make such incredibly stupid and frankly just plain ignorant comments.

    In addition to the gay prison comment above, Mr. Carson on science and religion….

    “I find a very good measure of correlation between my religious beliefs and my scientific beliefs — people say, how can you be a scientist, how can you be a surgeon if you don’t believe in certain things? Maybe those things aren’t scientific. Maybe it’s just propaganda.” (Ben Carson on MTP)

    All I can say is Wow! this guy is a world class pediatric neurosurgeon? Just Wow!

    And of course there is Paul Broun the former congressman and GP from Georgia…

    “All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the Big Bang Theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savoir. You see, there are a lot of scientific data that I’ve found out as a scientist that actually show that this is really a young Earth. I don’t believe that the Earth’s but about 9,000 years old. I believe it was created in six days as we know them. That’s what the Bible says.”

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  • [2] March 3, 2015 at 5:16pm

    It has been known since 2013 that Clinton used a non-government email.

    http://gawker.com/5991563/hacked-emails-show-hillary-clinton-was-receiving-advice-at-a-private-email-account-from-banned-obama-hating-former-staffer

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  • [7] March 3, 2015 at 5:06pm

    The whole Netanyahu speech before a joint session of congress now makes perfect sense. All along it was just a way to deflect the news of Mr. Boehner’s monumental cave to Senate Democrats on DHS funding.

  • [2] March 3, 2015 at 4:42pm

    “Today we heard Mr. Netanyahu say this is the most powerful legislative… organization in the world,” Massie said. “I would say it is, except for when the Senate decides that it’s not.”
    ——–
    I think he meant to say “dysfunctional”.

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  • March 3, 2015 at 4:29pm

    You do realize that it was Mr. Bush’s 2009 SOFA agreement that established the timeline for US withdrawal from Iraq.

    All the current POTUS did was honour that agreement.

    http://foreignpolicy.com/2009/01/18/bushs-finest-moment-on-iraq-sofa-not-the-surge/

  • [-6] March 3, 2015 at 3:08pm

    Recall how wrong Mr. Netanyahu was in his previous testimony to congress back in 2002…..

    “There is no question whatsoever that Saddam is seeking, is working, is advancing towards to the development of nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu said in 2002 testimony to Congress. “Once Saddam has nuclear weapons, the terror network will have nuclear weapons,”

    “If you take out Saddam, Saddam’s regime, I guarantee you that it will have enormous positive reverberations on the region,” Netanyahu claimed. “And I think that people sitting right next door in Iran, young people, and many others, will say the time of such regimes, of such despots is gone.

    How much more wrong could he have been?

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  • [-1] March 3, 2015 at 2:40pm

    What makes you think I am from Quebec? And why isn’t Quebec Canada?

  • [-3] March 3, 2015 at 2:09pm

    No substance, no alternative path forward, no leadership, no dice.
    Pure demagoguery, condescension and politics.
    PM Netanyahu is toast.

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  • [3] March 3, 2015 at 11:17am

    National Tea Party groups, most notably FreedomWorks and Tea Party Patriots, endorsed 80 candidates for federal office in yesterday’s (Nov 2014) general election. Tea Party endorsed candidates ended up winning 58 of those races—a 73% winning percentage.

    https://www.irehr.org/issue-areas/tea-party-nationalism/tea-party-news-and-analysis/610-tea-party-election-2014

  • [12] March 3, 2015 at 10:50am

    GOP collapses under the weight of its own delusion.

    Is the Tea Party Caucus sick and tired yet of losing every battle?
    Even when they win (Nov 2014) they loose.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 2:57pm

    Not really.

    Uncle Joe is harmless, he may sit at the kids table and tell dirty jokes, while uncle Bibi is in the backyard trying to light the barbecue with a blow torch.

  • [1] March 2, 2015 at 2:43pm

    Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
    - Samuel Johnson.

  • [-2] March 2, 2015 at 12:18pm

    That’s funny, last time I checked I’ve been to Israel four times including working on a kibbutz for a month when I was 18.

  • [-8] March 2, 2015 at 11:48am

    If US and Israel are “mishpucha” (family) then Mr. Netayahu is the crazy uncle no one takes seriously.

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