Why don’t you go to a mosque and speak with someone who is knowledgable about the Quran, and directly address your misconceptions? It would take real courage to do that because it is courageous to challenge one’s beliefs. I’m not holding my breath…you don’t seem like the courageous type.
Here is the whole verse:
Yusuf Ali: On that account: We ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.
 August 19, 2016 at 9:39am
You have a friend who you respect and listen too, who you have agreed with countless times…but if you disagree with him on one issue and he’s gone. You need to check your emotions, and deal with the facts.
 August 19, 2016 at 9:25am
If I decide that the treatment for cancer is too terrible to endure, am I voting for the cancer? Of course not! Please stop insisting that a lack of support for Trump means a vote for Hilary. Some of us are actually able to hold nuanced positions in our mind without overheating. If I didn’t believe trump would actually hurt the country, I would vote for him.
[-1] August 13, 2016 at 10:15am
First, I’m sorry you endured that. You aren’t going to like what I say next. Thousands of empirical reports show that about half of people who had a sexual experience with an adult say that it was neutral or positive. Many also report that the reaction of people around them was more damaging than the event. What does it all mean? Only that what you said is true, and what this book is saying is also true. Things like this are experienced differently by different people. If the bible is your guide, consider that the AVERAGE marriage age in biblical times was 13. That was the average. Many girls were married and sexually active at 10.
We actually live in an era where a tough question makes the news, and a child is the only one brave enough to ask it. Wtf? Seriously….wtf?
 August 6, 2016 at 10:27am
Take a moment to use your brain. If he knew how the game was played, why isn’t he playing the game!? We are watching as he systematically destroys his chances of winning. If he were in control of himself he could stay committed to his principles and platforms while avoiding stupid and alienating comments. Sadly, he lacks that control as evidenced by the things that come from his mouth. One step above vomit, but many steps below intellectual discourse.
 August 3, 2016 at 10:56am
The good news is that he won’t win. It is getting harder to find people who support him. I’ve noticed that you rarely see trump lawn signs or bumper stickers. Presumably people are fearful of the property damage that would result from advertising their beliefs. Those of you who supported him will have to explain yourself to the rest of us when Hilary is elected. We won’t forget. That is the sad part…the party is ruined regardless of the election.
Ego, you say it's getting harder to find people to support him. I guess if you exclude 42% (as of this morning) of the voting populace then you are correct.
The key point we Patriots kept asking is how are we going to convince anyone else to vote for him?
(Saying Hillary’s a Black Magick Luciferian Witch is not enough, they know she is above the law, we joke about it at work All the time.
People love it when I joke about only us Taxpayers have to follow the rules, Not the Witch., and say things like “Mystery, you spoke my mind, glad someone said it!”)
He is going to slaughter Hillary! The koolaid is running out your ears
The ones that supported him are not the ones that I would like to answer for it. Rather I would like to see the now failed Republican Party to be held responsible for their part (we all played a role in Trump being the nominee to one degree or another) in the debacle that is this election.
The party is now in ruined regardless of the election outcome. However, If Hillary win the Republican party will have a chance to recover. But If Trump win, you can say Good Bye to the party of lincoln forever.
If Hillary wins, she'll continue to implement bad policies but at least in 4 years we can recover and take back the white house by saying we told you so, but if Trump wins, he'll implement liberal policies under the brand of conservative and republican party, it will be so bad that no one will ever vote for Republican party again.
 August 3, 2016 at 10:52am
The consequences of a saber rattling president are much more substantial than the gains that could be had by “saying” we would use those weapons. The world is always balanced on a knife edge. Empires that have existed much longer than America have fallen because of bad leadership.
 July 7, 2016 at 1:01pm
The core issue is that cops are mostly uneducated people with limited job prospects. Only very recently are cities starting to require a 4 year degree.
You are an uneducated moron! What you are spewing is non factual or as I like to call it a LIE!
A college degree has been required for decades. Only a backwater Mayberry woild hire brain deads.
 July 7, 2016 at 12:58pm
You seem so sheltered. Have you spent time in “the ghetto?” Most of the people there are just going about their lives. The vast majority are NOT high or gang affiliated. Please realize how foolish you sound making a comment like that.
[-3] July 1, 2016 at 11:01am
It’s a shame the truck driver is lying about his role. He should have checked whether the car was capable of showing video on the front screen before making up a story about Harry Potter. What a scumbag.
[-3] June 28, 2016 at 10:18am
The OP is absolutely correct. Everyone sees color. This exact question has been observed using functional brain imagining – fMRI, and PET. What those studies found was that our brain registers a person’s color first, before it registers gender or other physical characteristics. In priming studies, it’s also been demonstrated that we (both white people and black people) associate white with good things, and black with bad things. Do these things make you racist? Absolutely NOT. However, denying that they exist is just plain dumb.
 June 27, 2016 at 10:50am
Should the same regulations apply to eye-care centers? How about general practitioners in small towns?
They do apply to both...when they are doing surgeries...the only people they do not apply to are abortion clinics.
That's not correct. Dental surgeries are not Subject to the same rules nor are centers that perform colonoscopies just to name a few, all performing invasive surgeries requiring anesthesia and much more serious medical considerations/procedures. . And both of those professions have much higher rates of complications and hospital admissions than abortion clinics. Outpatient surgery centers of all types did not have to meet the same restrictions and requirements, only abortion clinics.
You may want to read up on the inconsistencies, that is exactly why this legislation was not held up by the Supreme Court, it was inconsistent, illogical, Had they also required the same of all types of surgical centers, then perhaps they would have been able to show some consistency in concern for public health. It was never about public health, that was the problem.
 June 26, 2016 at 5:35pm
I think there is a lot of validity in your comment, but conservativism like any -ism has a values/cultural layer, and a doctrine/philosophy layer. I don’t doubt for a second that you have much more in common with conservatives than liberals. But there is more to the label “conservative” than just cultural affiliation or resonance. There is a layer of ideas. That layer was created by people like George Will, John Locke, Milton Freidman, Russel Kirk, Buckley and others who defined what conservativism really means. We can’t throw all that away because trump has lots of good one-liners.
 June 26, 2016 at 12:55pm
Many of you don’t have any idea about the intellectual foundations of conservativism. I suspect for most of you, that’s totally fine. Maybe they are no longer relevant in an era of reality TV stars, and 140 character concepts. Nonetheless, at least know that even if you won’t (or can’t) understand the philosophy of conservativism, it does exist. Calling George Will a Rino reveals your own shocking stupidity. Perhaps it’s time for a party to split off and call yourselves something else because the word “conservative” does have meaning. It’s not just something you can claim because you like it, or dislike liberals. It represents a set of ideals. You don’t get to claim that label until you at least make an effort to understand what those ideals stand for.
Or maybe you've always lived them, and understand them at a gut-level. Somewhere along the road you come face to face with the nonsensical alien notions of the rabidly liberal and begin to understand the attitudes and meanings behind the words "conservative" and "liberal" and "progressive".
I was always busy with my life and never paid too much attention to politics, except to know that every politician lies at one time or another to get votes. But 9/11 happened, and I couldn't believe the assinine questions that were brought up on NBC, and important questions that were avoided. That's when I had my epiphany on the state of our media.
I think there is a lot of validity in your comment, but conservativism like any -ism has a values/cultural layer, and a doctrine/philosophy layer. I don't doubt for a second that you have much more in common with conservatives than liberals. But there is more to the label "conservative" than just cultural affiliation or resonance. There is a layer of ideas. That layer was created by people like George Will, John Locke, Milton Freidman, Russel Kirk, Buckley and others who defined what conservativism really means. We can't throw all that away because trump has lots of good one-liners.
"Calling George Will a Rino reveals your own shocking stupidity."
Thanks for saying what I was thinking. Saved me the trouble.
The intellectual level of commenters on this site has gone straight downhill over the past year.
Ego- I never said I thought Will was NOT conservative. I was agreeing with you, but giving my rather humble and homespun example. I'm from farmer stock, but that doesn't mean I haven't done a fair share of reading and thinking. Winters are long up north, lol.
 June 26, 2016 at 12:45pm
Why would they need to do that when NATO already provides the same service, and EU membership is not a requirement? Where do you come up with this stuff? An EU military would not only be redundant with NATO, it would also be inferior to it – which is pretty shocking considering what a gem NATO has become.
 June 23, 2016 at 2:59pm
What you said is false. It’s true that we all have a set-point, around which our weigh will hover, but it is not true that “most” obesity is the result of genetics. If that were even remotely true, we would expect the rate of obese people to have remained fairly steady over time. In fact, obesity has been skyrocketing. Genetics is NOT to blame. Eating too much food, too much sugar, and not doing enough exercise is the reason people are overweight. A very few have genetic variations that create significant impairments of metabolism. These are RARE cases. Every overweight person has the ability to lose weight. It may be harder for them to maintain a low weight, but it is very possible to maintain a healthy weight. It’s a matter of priorities, not genetics.
[-8] June 13, 2016 at 12:20pm
What a stupid comment. I love shooting, and I believe it’s important to be allowed to own a gun. That said, there are other things in my life that have more value. Would you go to prison instead of giving up a particular type of gun? Would you let your family be kicked out of your house when the mortgage defaults because all your money is going to your legal defense? Would you let your your children be teargassed, or your wife be beaten down to the ground? Until you can answer “yes” to all of those, don’t be an idiot and talk about revolution.
Ummm your family is going to be slaves of the government if you don't grow a pair.
Absolutely to all your questions coward.
Same FN style of weapon our govt hands to people attempting to overthrow their govt.
No wonder they’d like them banned. You have a horse sht argument.
Yes to all of your gutless, ball less questions. I would fight for that one right! Because the next thing you're going to hear from the liberals is, This is the church you're going to attend. This is the channel your going to watch on TV, this is the newspaper you're going to read. We are going to take what you have because we don't feel like you need them.You can sit in jail for the next 5 years while we decide what to do with you. The king decides your fate. You don't get to vote anymore, if i say so. and so on!! Dumbshit!
Ego, to paraphrase one of our Founding Fathers (Benjamin Franklin), those who sacrifice liberty to secure temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security. Either you recognize (as the Supreme Court and Founding Fathers did) that certain rights (such as those spelled-out in the Bill of Rights) pre-date government and are considered as bestowed by the Creator, or you accept that rights are granted by government and therefore subject to the whims of whatever abuse the government deals out to the citizenry.
Bottomline: When the citizens fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the citizens, there is liberty. (again, to paraphrase Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson) If you are not willing to sacrifice anything or suffer anything for your liberty, then you do not deserve it--men and women have long sacrificed for this nation and I believe that, if needed, they will again.
There are still those of us who value freedom above all else. Freedom above our lives, our fortunes, and even our honor.
I get that this is not most people. Most people value their stuff, and their illusion of security. They'll give up freedom for these things. They have too much to lose. They don't understand that what they have is really worthless.
History repeats itself. Eventually, too much freedom will be removed, and the only way anyone will get it back is by force. It's not a matter of if. It's simply a matter of when.
[-8] June 6, 2016 at 11:14am
Are you insane? You chose to read the article, and take the time to comment?! When was the last time a trans person came to your trailer door? No one is interested in recruiting you for this cause. You already are being left alone.