Apparently most of you here haven’t been around too many Mormon missionaries. I have and I feel especially bad for these kids who died. Growing up in Salt Lake City, “time to go on a mission” , isn’t a time of excitement and great spiritual rewards. It is a time of abject fear, and the moment of truth for an 18 year old. I know 1 of my friends who was excited and had waited his whole life to go on a mission for the church but every other one (~15-20) of my friends who went on a mission did it reluctantly. You are told it is an option, but it is not. You go on a mission or face scorn and derision from your family and ward members. You are not welcome at church functions and you are an outcast. About half of the kids I knew who went on a mission did’t even really believe what they were preaching but had no real choice. Your friends, family and community will abandon you if you question your mission. One of my friends died in a car accident on his mission. He died serving a church he didn’t believe in in a foreign country he hated. BIG waste of his life.
Apparently you have not been around very many Mormon missionaries. All, and I mean ALL of those I have known were very excited to go on a mission and serve Jesus Christ according to their belief and conscience. I think your comment reflects more on yourself and fellow companions and not the pre-missionaries at large. And, no, there is no scorn or derision heaped upon those who do not go on missions. Three of us brothers went on mission, one didn't. There was NO condemnation given to my brother. I have 4 sons. Two elected to serve, two did not. We love them all and have no malice, nor does our fellow members or leadership, towards them. I think you must have an axe to grind since your comments sounded so very "copy/paste" than any real life experience.
Weird. I didn't go on a mission and I've never been scorned or ostracized for it. Perhaps you don't really know what the heck you're talking about?
[-10] June 11, 2014 at 5:04pm
So, a young girl who is having sex, or thinking about it, wants to know more about it. Would you rather the PP counselor tell her- NO don’t have sex, you are too young and send her on her way? Of course after the PP counselor tells her that she will immediately not want to have sex anymore. Problem solved. Or she will just ask somebody else who will give her inaccurate or worse information. This counselor told her to get educated about it and specifically told her about safe words which are vital to BDSM activity. Hiding sex from kids doesn’t stop them from doing it. Abstinence education has proven that over the years. Teaching this girl how to do it safely is the answer and that is what the counselor did. The counselor wasn’t out in the streets preaching to young kids or forcing anything on anybody. She was helping 1 specific person who wanted information- she gave it to her. Ignorance is never the answer.
By the way, it is obvious nobody here knows anything about the BDSM except what their pastor or parents told them. Get educated yourselves. It is a very diverse community with people from all professions, income levels and experiences. There are “bad actors” in every group but in general your descriptions of the BDSM/kink community are laughably off base
Actually I know quite a bit about the culture.
I know that 15 year old children should keep their interests in such activities academic until they are 18 years of age. There is a reason they can't go buy the toys until they are 18.
WORSE INFORMATION ???????????
So if a young person tells you they're interested in learning about sex, the appropriate thing to do is tell them about putting painful clamps on their nipples and being whipped/whipping their partner until they bleed?
I have a hard time believing teen pregnancy rates are due to inadequate sex education. At my school they taught abstinence, and we also learned about STDs, how pregnancy occurs, etc. It's really not hard to not get pregnant unless you're raped or a moron. Kids today have the whole internet at their disposal full of medical websites.
A girl I went to school with used to swear pulling out was a viable method of birth control, even though we were taught it wasn't in class. Some kids are just plain stupid, no matter how much info you give them.
I have a hard time believing children are smart enough to setup Facebook pages to commit coordinated flash mobs for robbery, but are too stupid to browse a medical website for info.
I think falling teen pregnancy/birth rates are because teens can get abortions and birth control pills without their parent's knowledge, not because of more detailed sex education.
If abstinence education doesn't work at all, then why is it that teen pregnancy rates started climbing during the 60's? If graphic sex education prevents teen sex/pregnancy, then the rate of teen pregnancy should pretty much be 0 by now.
Handing out condoms and teaching kids they should have sex with whoever, whenever they want only encou
Someone should be looking into your personal activities. Seriously.
No, I would rather have PLANNED PARENTHOOD telling CHILDREN about the realities of sex as they relate to GETTING PREGNANT - including sexually transmitted diseases, since they can harm a woman's fertility. It's not Planned SEX.
I would also like to see Planned Parenthood REQUIRED to have a parent in the room with the child, every single time. They have absolutely no right, legal or moral, to act in loco parentis for my daughters or sons.
Actually, dogdr, this 'counselor' way over stepped her boundaries with the details, and even names of porn sites for this '15 y/o girl'. About the first time that this would have happened to one of my daughters at that age, i would have knocked that bitch clear into next Tuesday, and then some! Luckily for my daughters, they had me as their mother who was totally open and honest with every question they ever had concerning sex or anything else in life because all of this should be done in the home in the first place, not in a school and especially not PP! i'm a Christian, and i'm also into kink, so don't judge others here that we don't know what BDSM means. Trust me, i can weld a riding crop to bring you to your knees in tears...consensual of course! Oh, and my safe word is LAWSUIT! My attorney hubby made that one clear...and he's my Dom. How's all this for honesty?
Just look at it this way. It's already been said, but what evs... If this teen went into a Pro marijuana Dr's office and the doc advised her to just have someone who is old enough "pick up a script for you". He would be severely prosecuted by law enforcement for, at a minimum, contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Laws prohibit access to porn until 18-21 depending on the state. P.P. encouraged the girl to break the law. Hence, they should not be funded by taxes. Sex Ed. and illegal sexual behavior are not the same thing.
Should we then drop the age of consent? The issue isn't your lifestyle but is it appropriate for a tax payer funded organization to counsel an underage person on sex, especially BDSM. By your logic if a tweener went into the school counselor and asked about sex the counselor should provide that person with information about what; sodomy, BDSM, LGTB?
February 9, 2014 at 2:34pm
The paranoia runs deep here (that is why I come here- it amuses me to no end)
The truth is “drones” like the one pictured ARE dangerous. I make and fly them as a hobby.
My current “toy” has a diameter of 2 feet with 4 13″ carbon fiber blades rotating at 980 RPM.
They are basically upside down flying lawnmowers. Drones malfunction and crash, and even without a malfunction they are difficult to fly. I (and others I fly with) lose control of their craft periodically, and a crash can be a disaster if it hits somebody. I am a huge fan, own several, and they even scare me a little. I do NOT want an unknown machine with an unknown pilot anywhere near me. The FAA is acting rationally (so far) on this one.
October 16, 2013 at 3:30pm
You do realize—- no you obviously don’t. RED states are the “takers” in this country- with one exception, EVERY red state takes more than they contribute to the federal government. Without the blue states, the red states would collapse into their own ignorance. That awful blue state that I live in -California- now has a surplus and is on the road to recovery faster than any other state. Why? Because Democrats control all branches of the government. Finally undoing the disaster caused when Republicans ran the state
Nah, liberal states like IL, NY, CA, MI will be the first to go bankrupt. Those government pensions are already eating up the budget.
The data does appear that red states bet more from the feds than the blues....That is something people here have not come to grip with
October 7, 2013 at 9:16pm
These anecdotal stories are useless. For every story you can print about how horrible the Affordable Care Act is switch over to the Huffington Post or another more liberal source an you can read all about the great success stories. There are 3 more today about people who were broke and sick but can now afford health care or people who are saving thousands of dollars. There will be winners and losers with the new law, just as there are winners and losers now. Because you can find a few stories about the losers doesn’t mean anything. It is the whole of the law that matters and overall when the bugs are worked out there is a lot of analyses that think it will work. Right now, we don’t know. Printing individual success or horror stories does nothing to paint a picture of the health care law.
In the same way, every story about a well armed homeowner with a gun who successfully protected themselves can be matched with another story of somebody with a gun who shot themselves or their neighbor, kid, dog, or whatever accidentally.
All of these anecdotes you like to print prove nothing. I don’t care how many you have. The plural of anecdotes is NOT data. Give us data, not bull**** stories
September 13, 2013 at 2:19pm
As expected from the Blaze.
A humorous bit of fun by scientists making fun of themselves devolves into a political, religious, anti-obama rant from the VERY FIRST comment and get worse from there.
Lighten up people, not everything is the sign of “end times” or evidence of some conspiracy. Even if you don’t, other people do occasionally have some fun and are able to laugh at the world around them.
September 1, 2013 at 3:27pm
Great job- you found 1 business owner who says Obamacare is going to hurt him. I’m a business owner who has found out that Obamcare is actually saving me a lot of money. I Have always provided adequate insurance (not some cheap psudo-insurance policy like this guy has) for my employees and as such I get a big tax break for doing it. I passed that on to my employees so they don’t even have co-pay anymore. I have heard more out right lies and myths here about Obamacare. Try actually reading about the coverage and the plans first before you believe everything your crazy uncle tells you about it. I’m sure you can find more who are hurt but there are also a lot of business owners I talk to who are helped.
Why are you all so determined to deny healthcare to sick people? Does it make you feel good that poor people can’t get health care?, or kids?, or the unemployed? Do you go to bed happy every night about that? It seems like it
July 23, 2013 at 7:05pm
What happened to the fourth option- and I believe the real explanation:
Man created god. Over the years, man has guided the process and god has slowly evolved from primitive to a more sophisticated entity. The god that you worship now is simply a more evolved form of Thor or Odin. Over the years, the conception of god is ever changing as he/she/it evolves in the minds of the creators (of god)
July 2, 2013 at 11:13am
RJJINGADSDEN–First off, where did you get your information about veterinarians? There is no such law, nor has there ever been even a consideration of it. I perform “animal abortions” all the time. Many people with pregnant pets bring them to be spayed when they are pregnant and I spay feral cats as part of a program, and at least half of them are pregnant when I spay them. As much as I love animals, I realize that sometimes it is for the best. There are literally hundreds of thousands of animals euthanized every year because people don’t want them.
I mostly just come here to laugh at the stuff you guys make up and marvel at the hatred coming from such fine god fearing people. Your fear of progress and the future is a point of great amusement for me, I just had to correct that one pece of misinformation.
And by the way, it is VERY easy to find small children holding hateful, negative signs at right wing rallies also. I don’t like it on either side, but be fair, you act as if it is only the left that uses children as props.
May 22, 2013 at 11:07am
The paranoia and schizophrenia runs deep here. That is fine, that is what i come here for and expect. It is my daily entertainment- keep it up. This story though, raises your craziness to a new level. Virtually every thread about education excoriates teachers for being lazy, fascist union no-nothings who are trying to indoctrinate your kids to be evil Obama minions. When a teacher prays suddenly she is a role model and savior, especially if they are attacked for it. I see nowhere where anybody has a problem with what she did. NO groups are calling her out, she is not getting fired, she is not even being criticized by anybody but she is suddenly a martyr and a hero here. As an atheist myself I couldn’t care less what she did. If it made her or the kids feel better, go for it, pray and pray loud. Only in your paranoid, always a victim mentality is this story anything but just another human interest story.
I know there will be one or two who criticize her but there are one or two people who will criticize anything just for the attention. Don’t judge based on them or I will feel free to judge everybody here by the idiots who think the tornado is some sort of evil government plot stated by the secret Obama weather machines. Lighten up people. As good as it makes you feel to believe it, not EVERYTHING is a plot or attempt to silence you.
April 23, 2013 at 6:08pm
As to the question of whether liberals have sense of humor. Most comedy does have a liberal bias.
On an individual basis, I can say that I am an atheist AND a socialist. I come here every day to laugh.
You people are hilarious. When it comes to fear and paranoid fantasies it is hard to beat the Blaze. Admittedly Alex Jones comes in a close second but the Blaze never disappoints when I need a laugh.
Keep it up people. The irony is that your hatred of people like me is actually what makes me feel better about myself. Thank you
April 2, 2013 at 6:59pm
The paranoia here runs as deep as the reading comprehension runs shallow.
The treaty will do NOTHING about individual gun rights in this country and it won’t do anything at all unless the US Senate ratifies it. The UN does NOT have precedence over our constitution and if it did there is still nothing in this treaty that changes individual gun rights at all. As soon as somebody mentions guns and any type of oversight the paranoid gun nuts start stockpiling ammo and guns. What is it like to live you whole life outraged and in fear of your own government? It must be very unpleasant. Lighten up people. The UN isn’t coming for your guns, Obama isn’t coming for you guns, Eric Holder isn’t coming for your guns. I usually just come here for entertainment in the comments. You people are mentally ill, in the most amusing way. But lately, I almost feel sorry for you living in such fear of education , progress, foreigners, George Soros……..What a miserable way to live
March 25, 2013 at 6:54pm
What is so controversial? The statements are absolutely true. That doesn’t mean the attack was justified or we are wrong in any way, it just explains why we were attacked. How can you deny that? Why else did they attack us? All this garbage about how they hate freedom or christians is ridiculous. They might, but if it was just freedom or christians they were trying to kill there are a LOT of easier targets. Go after Iceland, Sweden, Finland……
They attacked us because of our foreign policy. It is very simple. That doesn’t mean our foreign policy is wrong and the video doesn’t say that , it is just one of the reasons we were attacked.
March 25, 2013 at 6:16pm
It was removed because we understand it better now. It is not the first or last disorder to be removed from the DSM. It happens all the time. Everybody acts like it was unprecedented. Just last year they removed 6 other conditions. None of them removed because of any big breakthrough, just that we understand them better now and they are NOT pathological. Just as you mention Freud, at one time he was an authority. Now that we understand the human psych a little better he is almost completely irrelevant now.
March 20, 2013 at 4:18pm
That is why I am here. To watch right wing, paranoid nut cases obsess about everything Obama,. or any democrat ever does. The conspiracy theories here are hilarious. I share them with all my socialist, kenyan, friends.
I haven’t found a funnier site on the internet so far.
Keep it up
March 19, 2013 at 7:45pm
As a liberal, I do have a lot of problems with what Obama is doing, but not this, but not about this.
The reason– I know firsthand what the REAL story is.
Nothing to be ashamed of.
Get outside of your little bubble and read the real story. The Blaze isn’t exactly an unbiased news source and this entire story is a lot of something I’m pretty sure I couldn’t write here without being banned
March 13, 2013 at 12:07pm
You could complain here and spout the usual talking points, or you could actually do some research or listen to someone who is REALLY affected by this. I am a vet. The increase in the medical device tax is negligible. I will be subject to it but it sn’t nearly enough to cause me to raise my prices. On the other hand, as a small business owner who does the right thing and provides health care for my employees, I will be getting a big tax credit that is FAR more than my extra costs. For responsible employers who actually care about their employees and offer health insurance, it is putting a big check in my pocket. You can continue to speculate and make accusations or listen to the truth. As a small business owner, Obamacare” has helped my business. I know you don’t want to hear it but that is the fact- at least for my business
February 13, 2013 at 3:05pm
Get out of the bubble Sue. The little band of nuts here is TINY. Obama was re-elected. He has one of the highest approval ratings of any recent president. The gun control measures he wants that you all consider treason are supported by a LARGE majority of Americans. You all act like everybody hates this guy. Only Glenn and his little band of paranoid conspiracy theorists really believe anything written here. You are a tiny minority. When you talk about treason and communists nobody listens because it is clear you have no idea what you are talking about. Do you even know what communism is? It isn’t Obama. I’m glad you all have your little corner to spout your insane theories because it gives me endless amusement reading them. You people are insane but HILLARIOUS
His approval rating is below 40%. Most of what he does is unconstitutional. The rest of what he does is golfing. His poor leadership and terrible policies are killing America. And even if his approval rating was 90% he is still only able to destroy the working class and create the biggest welfare/foodstamp state ever. A handful of people that have slipped through the cracks and are unhurt by his socialist agenda does not validate his policies when so many people are being ruined by him. He only has a 38% approval rating because the media is propping him up and people are either too lazy or just don't know to look at what is really going on. He has created more debt than all other presidents ever. He has negative job creation. The ACA is destroying healthcare and forcing people into needing gov. handouts and losing full time work. This is not some left vs. right thing, these are real people with real families to take care of. And he is making it really tough or impossible for alot of people to make it. He is an absolute failure as a president. He has divided us and left us high and dry. I really hope America can recover from this after he is gone.
February 13, 2013 at 11:57am
Good catch there Suzanne. Everything wrong with the world and especially the medical profession is the fault of Obamacare. Do you think before you complain or just automatically go to Obama? It is an exercise demonstrating the brains ability to ignore things that are not expected. It is a well known phenomena. Of course it is all about Obamacare and those lousy doctors that got into medicine because of it. Do you have any idea what it takes to be a radiologist? College, Medical school, an internship, an residency… About 12-14 years minimum. Obamacare isn’t even in full effect yet and you are blaming it on that? I guess all those incompetent doctors in 1999 when Clinton was president just knew Obamacare was coming so they didn’t have to be any good at anything. After all, it is all about money. Those “TV schools” cranking out low quality radiologists? WHAT are you talking about. Please just give it up. Every problem in the world is not Obama’s fault. I know your lack of education isn’t- that is your own fault.
February 12, 2013 at 9:54pm
I know it gets applause here, but when will you learn that whenever you call Obama a socialist or communist, rational, educated people immediately quit listening. It is fun I’m sure but you only display your ignorance of politics to call him communist. I have seen people here call him communist, socialist, fascist, marxist,… not realizing that most of those political philosophies are opposed to each other and Obama is none of those things. Anything you don’t like, you just label communism with exactly ZERO evidence. You all complain about education and perhaps you should, since you seem so uneducated as to not know the difference between political ideologies and just resort to grade school name-calling