I have always been 75% libertarian. But they lose me on foreign policy and defense.
May 26, 2016 at 11:08am
Given your logic, it’s a shame your parents didn’t abort you. You could have learned first hand your arguments have no basis in fact or morals.
 May 22, 2016 at 6:58pm
Trump only likes winners. Did you forget what he said about POWs and others captured?
 May 22, 2016 at 5:44pm
Canada doesn’t exactly have “death panels”. We went down the route of public socialized medicine decades ago. Or medical system is totally dysfunctional bordering on what I would call criminal. Because of the lack of resources overall, the powers that be in the completely top heavy medical bureaucracy have laid out guidelines that are taken as general procedures by front line staff. They will do what they can, but quite often, instead of using every tool in modern medicine’s bag of tricks, they will consider age and general heath or prognosis, and then not go the extra yard to bring someone back from death’s door.. They essentially stop efforts before American doctors in those situations would. I can’t fault the doctors or medical staff. It’s the system. It is what it is. I feel sorry for you down there, and wanted to shout you fools you fools when Obamacare reared it’s ugly head.
 May 22, 2016 at 5:33pm
He will apologize for the two nukes dropped on Japan. And he won’t say squat about any of the MIA’s, and maybe just apologize to Vietnam instead. Impeach him now while we still have that chance.
May 22, 2016 at 5:30pm
Too bad the video was not very good. I wonder what large chunk the male lion ripped off.
 May 22, 2016 at 5:23pm
My heart goes out to you ProV1. I’ll share my own story in the hopes that others will take time to think. I had many conversations with my mother about the subject of death and heroic measures over the years. I feel I knew her wishes intimately. When she was stricken with alzheimers her mental facilities went south in dramatic fashion, in what I would call a series of plateau stages. One time she developed sepsis, and was very close to death with imperceptible blood pressure. She was rushed to the local emergency ward. She could no longer form coherent sentences and had no understanding of much, if anything at all. I had already placed a note within her file that no heroic measures should be taken. At emergency I had a gut wrenching decision to make when the doctor asked me what he should do. We all have our own definition of heroic, mine was extra ordinary medical procedures of the drastic kind. I asked the doctor if he could “fix” her without those measures. He said yes but with no guarantees. So I said to him “I can’t kill her”, and directed him to save her if he could. She survived and lived for 3 more years. On a deeply personal note, I am haunted by that decision, because the resulting mental effect was the final plateau, and she lived out her life as essentially a warehoused vegetable, with no mental functioning at all of anything more than the “lizard brain”. I now struggle with whether or not I should have let her sleep when I had the chance. I’m in Canada as well.
I'll ask you this, do you think she would have done the same for you?
Econ: You did the best you could at the time. You did not have a crystal ball to foretell the future. You are the child any parent would be proud to call his or her. You have no reason for second guessing.
Econ. My prayers are for your peace and and comfort. Knowing what you did at the time and given the situation, I too believe that you made the correct judgment call. I know it is terribly difficult. I, being an only child and with no guidance or support save the Lord above, have been in that same situation. Twice.
May you be haunted no longer. :o)
Only GOD has the ability to end a life.
‘Now see that I, even I, am He,
And there is no God besides Me;
I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal;
Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
It doesn't matter how you think you may have hastened or extended her life.
Anyone who has had an elderly, dying parent appreciates the value of end of life counseling and a the value of a “living will.” Most people at the end of their life don’t want to be kept alive in a vegetative state with no hope of recovery. That’s a huge financial and emotional burden on their children. When the person, while they are still able to do so, express through a living will that they have no desire to be kept alive through artificial means (as most of us wouldn’t) that is an incredible help to their children and caretakers.
Everyone, particularly the elderly, should consider under what what circumstances they would want to be kept alive or resuscitated and when they would not. And discussing that with a doctor and their family is not a “death panel.” It’s a rational approach to the inevitable fact that we’re all going to die. Everyone should have a living will.
Sorry, you’re gonna die at some point. Happens to everybody. Deciding when you’d just as soon let go and when you want to be kept alive whatever the cost is a decision you should make in advance and not something to leave up to your children. You should decides for yourself in consultation with your family, and with your doctor if you have a terminal condition.
That’s not a death panel. That’s just accepting the we all will die and addressing that fact rationally.
Don't torture yourself by second guessing yourself. You did great. If there is a mysterious piece of information, action that'll increase your insight, it will come to you while you're doing other things. Doubt puts you in the the "loop" (thought to emotion to thought to emotion in an endless infinity loop) - the thought stream. There are no answers there. Don't jump into or otherwise engage the thought stream. That is where doubt wins and drains you. Observe the thought stream by being an observer aware in the present. That is where answers come, sometimes in a eureka moment.
The word resentment has been historically misapplied. The prefix "re" defines as "again" and the root word "sent" defines as to "feel". Real meaning of the word, resentment, is to refeel an emotion over and over and over again in an endless "loop" which grabs you like quicksand. It's a trap. Solution: Step back observe life, thought stream, loop as a detached outside observer. As if you're watching a movie good bad or otherwise. Doubt is a monster that if struggled with, gets bigger and stronger and smarter until it overwhelms you. Sit still. Observe your doubt without engaging it. It gets smaller and smaller until it is barely noticeable and then gone. It was your struggle with the doubt which gave it life. Your detachment from the doubt illusion frees your humanity. This is mental martial arts. Look, Do nothing, win. Wash, rinse, repeat... You are the observer.
 May 22, 2016 at 5:08pm
I’d go a different route than that Old. I’d beat the living crap out of the prosecutors, and approximate the injuries done to this poor baby. Then call them up in court and let them swear to the pain they endured.
 May 17, 2016 at 1:55pm
People can fly whatever flag they damn well want to. Who cares. But those that come to the country better deal with the US flag, because it is the nations flag. And if they don’t like it, go the hell back to where they fricking came from.
[-1] May 13, 2016 at 1:32am
I’ve been saying that since the 60s. Delve back into history. When women got the vote it took them a while to start voting in numbers, but once they did America got the socialist driven Roosevelt administration. Eisenhower was successful because women at the time did remember him from WW2 and he provided security and the old fashion husband, home and stability, which has now been bastardized into women wanting the government to be daddy and husband all rolled into one. None of the democrats could have been elected without the women’s votes, because they started early on wooing them, and were not the middle of the road democrats of old. Yes even the venerable republican party had to cater a lot to the ever present women’s issues, no matter how the left says they didn’t. It also coincides with less thinking issues being prominent during elections. That trend started a long time ago. Sure I’ll get hammered for this one, but women just weren’t all that knowledgeable about things like defense, economics etc. But I will say that was social structure and not because they were stupid. It just wasn’t what was important to them in their lives. Although, yes it should have been. The left have tugged on their heart strings very well. Big government social programs, the sacred more money for schools etc. Even the language has been changed for them. For example “bully” became a slur almost as bad as Nazi, and used constantly. Why? Because it’s a trigger word that women react to.
Frankly I was thinking along these lines as I was reading the article. Had it been left at property owners, women included, I think we'd be in a far different world.
 May 12, 2016 at 3:55pm
 May 11, 2016 at 2:16pm
His supporters are.
 May 6, 2016 at 10:25am
Yes dnewton, Perot did help Clinton to get elected. Of course there were some other factors that swung that election, but I believed at the time and still believe Perot was the main culprit. Don’t forget, Ralph Nader also stole just enough votes to diddle his particular election too. A bit of payback for our side that time. 2000 was a complete abortion. I was disgusted by Gore, imagine if Nixon had done that in 1960 (and he had justifiable claims of massive voter fraud perpetrated by the democrats – the more things change the more they stay the same). Yes, you correctly analysed the same thrust as me, people can still vote for how they choose. On Kelly last night there was an interesting interview with a high mucky muck in the RNC. He plainly stated that Trump isn’t the presumptive yet, because he rightly said not until June 7, because that’s when the last primary is held. Then Trump becomes presumptive until the convention. Words matter, and of course Trumps side tried to claim presumptive after New York. All try and shape perception towards the unwashed masses. I agree, the mob, and by that I mean the vast majority or ordinary folk, know far better than the collective brain trust in the party stratosphere. Unfortunately now you have competing mobs on each side that are not too knowledgeable, easily controlled, and don’t think deeply. It’s gut instinct on both sides. Hence the messiah Obama, and now Trump the warrior. America has been dumbed down, and we reap the results.
 May 6, 2016 at 1:47am
Thanks, you gave me the best laugh of the day.
 May 6, 2016 at 1:43am
Because the team of rats all use the same lawyer.
 May 6, 2016 at 1:31am
Gotta admit, I’d do her. NeverTrump forever
 May 6, 2016 at 1:24am
I think probably a staffer behind the cameras got tired of him chucking the football at him every day, and fired it back like a laser and beaned Hannity.
 May 5, 2016 at 2:18pm
And further to my first long statement. Americans aren’t used to giving up when it looks beyond all hope. Did Washington and the Continental Army give up when it seemed against all odds or hope? No. Did General McAuliffe give up at Bastogne? Hell no. Are we so lazy and self absorbed that we no longer have the will to fight, and defeat and recriminations are the order of the day? I think not. I hope not. This election was and is about the soul and the future of the United States of America. If that concept doesn’t mean anything at all, then do nothing. But if you believe that America was, is and can be the one country in the world that is blessed and is the penultimate reach from ancient Greece and the Magna Carta, and is too precious to mankind to just give away, then fight!! Resist!!! Make yourself heard!!!! Make yourself count!!!! Never give up!!!!
 May 5, 2016 at 1:25pm
Yes Bert, God help me I do think it’s worth a try and every effort that can be done. Realistically the Republicans are the only game in town right now that have any hope and semblance to get it done. A third party could be used as armageddon if Trump does win the convention. Notice I did not say the primaries. Ahhh channeling my inner Don Quixote there. But a 3rd party at this time will assure a Hillary win, no point in denying that. But no matter if Trump or Hillary does win, then tear the republican party apart down to to it’s roots and either rebuild, or start something new and consign the party to an oblivion it’s sadly earned. One other feature of my plan that I forgot to mention above was even if Trump does get his 1237 ahead of time, if enough patriots stood up and made a stand, it would throw a direct shot across his bow that they aren’t going to go away, and he better be mindful of them. But, I state that don’t nuke the party while there’s still a tiny sliver of a chance. That’s real-politik. One thing that could be done, even if Trump gets the nod, is to make a concerted effort to take out every Rino that’s running for lower offices this time. Purge them. That alone could start the the rebuild or rip it all down.