And what words of wisdom would Diane Feinstein have to say about this?THIS WAS TORTURE! How about the torture and killing in Houston? Mississippi?
November 6, 2014 at 10:53am
I was raised as a Baptist and over the years attended different Christian churches,synagogue and studied world religions in college. What I found is that people are more enriched in their lives because they can think and feel beyond themselves, that humanity is exceptional, as is all life, no matter where it exists. The problem many seem to have with religion is with the doctrine that “defines” a particular belief. Humanism, to me, seems a rather depressing and limiting way of thinking about human existence. If one chooses to go that path, fine. I think it is not right to assert that believers of any kind are not intelligent, free thinking people, and therefore should cease and desist believing and/or practicing their religion. What ever happened to peaceful co-existence? Tolerance? Respect? We live in the United States of America, where the first amendment to the constitution guarantees the right— freedom of religion and its practice.
 July 9, 2013 at 10:30pm
I am a retired psych and OR nurse. I know the stigma of how some people are regarded when it comes to substance abuse and mental health issues. I don’t find this incident necessarily surprising. Drug users and mentally ill people are still considered less than human in the minds of many people, including the doctors, nurses and other health care workers and are regarded as such. I know this first hand. It is a horrible commentary against those who are supposed to help and not hurt those who are sick. But this is the part of human nature that we apparently cannot get beyond in this juncture of our social evolution.
Stole the words right out of my mouth. Was an EMT for 2 years, and even I noticed the "Hippocrats" (yes a very bad play on words I know" from time to time. It's a shame, but it must be difficult treating the same people over and over in an ER
June 6, 2013 at 5:10pm
You must be an employee of the IRS to say something as asinine as that or maybe you just enjoy ******* away taxpayer money in some other venue. Expressing empathy towards others is a virtue, being an ass is not.
April 5, 2013 at 12:33pm
These incidents I find particularly disturbing because I have had to call on “law enforcement” to report that my life and the lives of my children were in danger because my husband (their father) was threatening our lives with a gun. He had also described to me in great detail how he didn’t need a gun, that he could kill me, dismember my body and destroy the crime scene and no one would know. The state police came: I showed where he had discharged the weapon in the ceiling and their response was, “what do you want us to do?” Dumbfounded, I yelled “arrest him!” One of the officers then said, “Well ma’am, he’s intoxicated. We can’t arrest him”, then left. Within 5 minutes, he nearly killed me with a butcher knife, but thanks to a neighbor close by, she and another neighbor heard me scream and ran over and stopped him. And that was only one incident. My point is, why are people being arrested or their rights abridged because of hearsay and inaccurate perceptions? Where the hell is any common sense? I had a very real threat (and with little children present) and those ******** who called themselves state police couldn’t do anything because he was drunk? Unless you’ve been caught up in this nonsense, the average person does not know how screwed up these local systems work. Many times it is not very well. So good luck to this man trying to extricate himself from this apparent clusterf***. God help him, and all of us.
March 10, 2013 at 2:08pm
The commentary I am reading is far more enlightening than anything I could say…
January 8, 2013 at 10:20am
What’s the point of worrying if the government can track you from anything, anywhere, anytime? I assume they can and will, no matter what, if that is what it desires. I learned long ago to stand firm and face fear head on. I got knocked down a few times, but I got up. I believe in the truth; but to seek it, and stand for it, when found, may come at a profoundly steep price. Each much choose just how much one is willing to pay. Part of the problem this nation is facing is complacency. We talk and complain, but do little to stand up and demand our rights and freedoms, in our collective complacency, let go to the government. It’s time to not allow fear and paranoia deter us from doing what is right and necessary to defend the Constitution, our collective heritage.
i agree its better to stand up for what you believe,than to live?life groveling on your knees?thats how america and freedom was born?
December 10, 2012 at 8:57am
If you can’t be smart, be stupid.
December 6, 2012 at 11:10am
It’a been obvious from the beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a cover up. His goal to move weapons through Libya to the radical islamists had been working pretty well. Where I part ways with some opinions on this matter is that Amb Stevens was part of this. I believe that he and the CIA were there to find these weapons, knowing that there were many (deliberately, it appears) left in country after the fall of Ghaddafi, thus the reason that the Administration did continually deny requests for more security to the consulate, and ultimately, not allowing any military response when the consulate was attacked. Intelligence knew this was likely to happen on 9/11; the attacks in Cairo (and possibly the other embassies) were a deliberate diversion and a perfect subterfuge. Amb Stevens was the sacrificial lamb. He did what he was asked to do. The administration figured that most Americans would be satisfied with the video story and move on. But since there are still some people in this country that believe in truth, that’s why all the obfuscation. Of course, the situation continues to worsen with Egypt and Syria, and surely we will see the culmination of Obama’s grand plan of the destruction of America’s “domination” of the Middle East and a new state of (radical) islam become the new reality.
December 4, 2012 at 8:33am
A big problem that republicans have is they are fighting against an electorate that has little to no understanding of basic economic principles. They don’t teach that stuff in school; they don’t teach people how to establish a household budget (many don’t even have adequate basic math skills). Consequently, the bad habits of the parents are passed to their children. Another issue is a vast majority of people (my opinion) have little or no impulse control. They do not have the ability, it seems, to tell themselves “NO”! So they put themselves in such deep debt. Of course, personal responsibility and culpability aren’t fostered in a more liberal environment. My conclusion, therefore, has nothing to do with old white men; it has more to do with appealing to people that they now have to behave as adults! Being the proverbial parent is going to be a difficult task, at best!
I think the biggest problem conservatives have is they claim to be about personal freedoms yet they keep supporting policies that threaten personal freedoms.
November 30, 2012 at 9:20am
This is a private enterprise. They can choose to whom they wish to have as clientele. If the atheists wish to protest their church bulletin coupon discounts, they can boycott the establishment (Chick-fil-a, Papa John’s). Besides, Plenty other privately owned businesses give discounts to different groups of people. My local grocery store gives 15% discounts twice a week to seniors (must provide ID). I guess using the logic of these people, the grocery store should be made to give discounts to everyone because the grocer is discriminating on the basis of age. It seems to me these people could find something more constructive to do with their time.
Crazy, the problem is aithiests are part of the liberal progressive movement. They want to get rid of religion so government becomes god to people. It is all part of their plan. If you worship the government, you never question what they do.
November 1, 2012 at 2:10pm
I have read Mr. Obama’s autobiographies and am convinced that what we are witnessing is a deliberate dissolution of the essence of what is America. He is on a mission. He is a narcissistic sociopath…he has no conscience… he does not care about the lives of those brave men. The bigger picture of what happened in the middle east and the events that preceded it should indicate that he knowingly had a hand in what happened on 9/11/12 and that he believed (and still does) that with the help of his media sycophants he could downplay, at the very least, what actually happened. As Americans, we cannot let this man continue to think he can act with impunity. He hates America and what it stands for and I for one cannot continue to stay silent! He is responsible for the deaths of 4 brave Americans, and Americans need to know the truth and sacrifice made especially by Ty Woods and Glen Doherty BEFORE November 6!