I was once a stage-one thinker like you are now. My liberal-education credentials are impeccable, and it took me nearly 30 years to shake off the indoctrination. The left has successfully claimed the narrative that you recited – democrats stand-up for the little guy. I challenge you to name a single democrat policy where the actual result (NOT THE INTENTION!) has helped the “little guy.” Democrats often have great intentions, but their stage-one thinking constantly produces terrible unintended consequences.
February 25, 2015 at 10:04am
Stop dreaming!! The SINGLE reason we are all suffering four more years of “hope and change” is because people like you “voted their conscious” (aka pissed away their vote). Stop spouting rhetoric for two seconds, and actually consider what a Hilary administration would do to this country. The republicans may not be as conservative as they should be, but they are more conservative than another leftist administration would be. Anyone who says that there is no difference is just reciting slogans. Once the leftists are out of the whitehouse, you can worry about party purification.
 February 25, 2015 at 9:47am
Why it would house a daycare center?! Many office building have daycare centers….have you ever been to DC (unlikely). You will see playgrounds attached to almost every federal building. If you are going to drink the coolaid, don’t drink the stupid flavor.
 February 24, 2015 at 10:37pm
Yes…I wonder why he brutally murdered innocent people. If you don’t wonder, you are a moral idiot. Do you think Rand would have condoned that violence? You obviously have not actually read any Rand.
Actually I have always wondered why a federal building (AKA a strategic target in any kind of warfare foriegn or domestic) would house a day care center? Unless of course you wanted props to generate a lot of moral outrage at the same time silencing a lot of obvious questions.
For example: if you had a chemical weapon that you knew was lethal to small adults and children and you also knew that gas masks were not manufactured in sizes to accommodate small adults and children. Would you use that weapon against a structure occupied by mostly small adults and children?
Or say a US Marshall claims to have been attacked first by a boys dog and then shot at by the boy after shooting the dog that was attacking him why is it that both the dog and the boy have only bullet wounds consistent with being shot from behind?
As for Rand and her opines on violence, non-aggression can only be achieved once a particular philosophy has been achieved. Until the then primary driver is the mind and the desire to sustain life. If as in the case of Mcveigh you were to interpret the actions of a single office of a particular federal agency as the source of initial force (evil violence) then it would become inherent to the mind that continued survival would require immediate removal of such a threat.
If we are to believe the testimony of the two men who stood trial it would seem McVeigh did nothing to violate the basic principles of the mind.
Why it would house a daycare center?! Many office building have daycare centers....have you ever been to DC (unlikely). You will see playgrounds attached to almost every federal building. If you are going to drink the coolaid, don't drink the stupid flavor.
[-1] February 24, 2015 at 10:30pm
So if Obama didn’t come down on these lefty protestors you idiots would be talking about how he is league with them. If he comes down too hard, you idiots accuse him of being a dangerous dictator. Ridiculous!
Yes you are....ah get this simple concept into your sick head...YOU and Obama need to follow the law....work to change what you do not like...until Obama came the USA used to be a free country that did just that.
We are guaranteed due process by the Constitution and its guaranteed for the violent lefties as well as anyone else. If this place really exists its an affront to our rights and needs to be dismantled.
 February 18, 2015 at 1:36pm
I think the issue non-idiots have is that the bible is very clear about a number of serious sins. There is nothing in the bible that suggests that homosexuality is worse than adultery, thievery, or drunkardness, for example, but I feel certain that the church has more than their share of those folks in high places. It’s the hypocrisy that stands out as despicable, more than the belief.
February 18, 2015 at 11:10am
proverbs is such an angry guy! What a loser.
 February 17, 2015 at 2:06pm
Evolution can be observed and proven to the same extent as the theory of gravity. There is actually more evidence for the theory of evolution, than for the theory of gravity. That said, it doesn’t bother me one bit that many people disagree with me. I’m not sure why any of you should care what I believe. Either I’m right, and you are wrong or you are right, and I am wrong. We will either find out, or we won’t. Isn’t that all there is to be said?
I've watched items fall to the ground because of gravity. But I have never seen one living thing evolve from one kind to another. What do you mean by "evolution can be observed and proven to the same extent as the theory of gravity?" Gravity isn't a theory because we can repeat it and see it happen right before our eyes.
Hi Ego Lacuna...
I Like you... Your soul is unique and precious... There is no one else like you...
While I know you are smarter than I...there is a battle taking place for that precious soul of yours, and I just want you to be aware of that.... My hope is that you ponder this, then make the right choice...
I won't bring this up with you again, as I value your friendship and don't want to push you away, but if you do have questions, I'm here, and I will do my best with the gifts God has given me, to help you on your walk...
As someone who has worked in microbiology and DNA analysis, I've overseen and observed the growth of billions of generations of some microbes... Never seen one species evolve into a new species when I'm manipulating their nutrients and environment in the agar. For as much bluster folks like Dawkins make... Science also disproves evolution everyday in biotechnology labs across the nation.
 February 17, 2015 at 1:50pm
They are the exception, of course. Remeber, the crusades were definitely christian but 9/11 has NOTHIING to do with Islam.
February 16, 2015 at 10:46am
They do have a very very long average lifespan. I guess they are doing something right.
It's the diet likely. Places like the USA get their averages dragged down because of a diverse demographic, with a lot of cultural unhealthy eating habits, combined with a sedentary lifestyle.
February 12, 2015 at 10:38am
This makes a lot of sense. I wish this entire train of thought were more frequently expressed. It’s clear and convincing.
[-5] February 12, 2015 at 10:29am
Why would that person be a “bozo?” You really think this bit of theater should become a law? Therein is the true hypocrisy of the Right – smaller government for the stuff we don’t like, bigger goverment for the stuff we do…
[-1] February 11, 2015 at 10:40am
Is anyone up to directly responding to his comment with some facts? Why shouldn’t staples take less profit? Don’t attack me, please…I am curious to hear opinions.
Because Staples is not in the business of health care or social welfare. Their purpose is to make profit. To make this profit they hire workers, those workers should use their wages to pay for whatever they want.
Telling companies how much they can/ can not make, would make our economy a Socialist Economy.
The Obama care law forces employers with over 50 employees to pay for every full time employee’s health insurance. This would add 27,600,000 per week to Staples operating costs. It would amount to giving every minimum wage worker a 50% raise. Companies are in business to make money. If they add the extra cost to their products you will see at least a 100% increase in everything you buy. Look at it this way. A company produces candy bars. All the companies who sell them ingredients now have to pay more wages to produce the ingredients so. they cost more for the candy bar manufacturer. He now has to pay more to make the candy bars. So now he must pass the increased cost of ingredients as well as the increased cost of labor on to the retailer who sells them to the public. Now that candy bar that did cost Walmart 1.00 now cost them 2.00. They also have to pay more for labor to sell them to you. Instead of adding .50 cents to the price they now have to add in their added costs. Now that candy bar you were paying 1.50 for costs you 3.00. What you end up with is run away inflation as every dollar you make is now worth .50 cents. This would slowly collapse our economy and destroy the middle class. By cutting hours to 25 companies pass the cost of healthcare back on to the government. This along with 50 million new food stamp recipients will force a change in the law or the government will go bankrupt instead of companies and consumers. This is highly simplified and vague but explains.
Private business owners risk it all in order to put money in their pockets and no one else's.
Public companies are in business to put money in their officer's and shareholder's pockets and no one else's.
If you start up a business with the goal of putting money in other people's pockets you are stupid. (Not An Attack)
Does that help?
 February 10, 2015 at 3:00pm
I only mention our professions to make the point that there are very smart people who stop drinking the coolaid. In fact, the smartest people I know are wise to the strong left indoctrination that we all experience in this society. Margret Thatcher summed it up well, “The facts of life are conservative.”
 February 10, 2015 at 2:11pm
I spent the first half of my life in the northeast (D.C. and Philadelphia), after becoming a doctor my wife (a molecular geneticist) and I moved to the “South.” I hadn’t been exposed to many people who prioritize their christian faith (I’m Jewish), and even fewer people who identify as conservative. That has changes significantly since moving down here. I can say with certainty that what I believed was true, was false. The so called “enlightened” liberals share a kind of moral confusion that is virtually absent among those conservative Christians that you seem to dislike. I still consider my self a classical liberal, and I’m often chided on this site for my lefty views. Nonetheless, the Left has sold you and me a lie. It took a move down here for me to realize that. I hope you at least consider that you don’t know it all, and that you just may be wrong.
[-1] February 6, 2015 at 9:44am
So your theory is that it’s a lie? Wow.
February 5, 2015 at 10:04am
AMEN!! On an iPad, this site is almost unviewable. It greatly undermines the narrative that the Blaze stands apart….
OK, gotta say it - the problem is the iPad - not the Blaze. I've been on Blaze now for a couple of years and I have NEVER had a add problem. Countless people are on here daily with no complaints or problems but we have to listen to the OTHER people whining and complaining because of their own device settings and features. Either learn how to set your add blocker up, stop accepting all the "free" addware to your device, ask for help on your device, get a new device, keep your problems to yourself, or go away.
Otherwise your just another liberal that blames others for your own issues.
PC with Mozilla works the best on all websites against popups and addware but even my work machine with Explorer where my IT department prevents me from changing any settings works fine with zero popups. Plenty of people on this site have posted steps to solve your problem - but still you complainers defame the Blaze for your own problems. Kind of makes me think it isn't about the ads and popups - just about your desire to raise a ruckus among the users and create discontent.
Most people that have popup and advertising problems annoying and degrading their ability to view a website don’t realize it most often has nothing to do with the site they are on – it is the machine they are using. And more specifically what they have done to their machine. If you are the guy who loads a “Free Game”, or “Coupon Offers” or “Try our virus software for FREE” or “Scan your PC for issues that rob speed” type offers – you have done it to yourself. In doing so you voluntarily have told your device that you surrender control to that outside entity who will then use that window to let in anyone who pays him to channel advertising for them. Most “we can speed up your machine” offers will slow your machine down to a crawl due to popups, further creating the apparent need to use their offer which automatically degrades anytime they want you to buy the upgrade.
When you complain about popups and advertising problems on websites, you mostly tell people its likely you don’t know how to protect yourself. Like staying on the phone with a telemarketer for 6 hours and then complaining about not being able to make your own call – if your not willing to hang up on the guy, don’t complain he is hogging your time.
February 5, 2015 at 10:00am
Statistics are a representation of population data. Not every member of the population conforms to the statistic. In fact, there are just as many people like you as people with a short ring finger who cheat all the time. That doesn’t invalidate the data, it just creates a bell curve.
[-1] February 5, 2015 at 9:57am
It’s just stats! Stats don’t have an agenda…you apparently do.
Your right – no agenda, just stats. The stat that most people have a longer ring finger AND our country has degraded to most adults falling into the combined catagories of not married & fooling around, married and fooled around, divorced and fooled around – and of course the statistical conclusion without any agenda that long ring fingers indicate cheaters.
By the way, statistically I’ve proven that most people with cancer have eaten carrots so we need to ban cancer causing carrots and get folks to buy my new elixir I just made out of dog poop before anymore people die. Statistically almost no one who has eaten dog poop has died of cancer.
 February 4, 2015 at 11:57am
As to your second point…you are mostly correct, but the effect isn’t as big as you think. It’s true that people who embrace Judeo-Christian values feel more guilt, but that guilt doesn’t do very much for behavior. Consider things like smoking, or saying mean things to a spouse or a child, or goofing off at work…guilt only goes so far in preventing the reoccurance of bad behavior. Unfortunately, we tend to feel guilt after we mess-up, and forget about it beforehand.
Regarding research, I can only report what I see. The problem with conducting research like this is that it would be based on self-report data, and people aren’t eager to tell about their biggest mistakes.
I am with you 100% that relativism is bad news, but I think you may be overlooking the ways that we all employ it in our lives. The “good” man who has an affair because his marriage is dead, or his wife won’t have sex with him is rationalizing his behavior with his own relativistic view of what he is doing, and why. In other words when people do bad things, it isn’t because their moral framework allows badness, it’s because they are temporally stepping outside of their moral framework. In that sense, both the God fearing, and the athiest is the same.