We can’t. The Unicameral (Nebraska’s legislature) decided the death penalty is mean. (google Ernie Chambers. He’s the guy who got the Uni to ditch the death penalty. I’m pretty sure he’d get along swimmingly with Al Sharpton)
 July 17, 2015 at 6:24pm
The shooter had to drive down Lee Highway to get to one of the shooting sites. I’m assuming the highway is named for Robert E Lee. So obviously it’s a racist highway, and now they’ll have to ban highways, or rename it after Michael Brown or Trayvon.
 July 8, 2015 at 9:24pm
He’s Australian, why should he be expected to know what’s going on in the United States? Getting tired of all the fake outrage at everything. People need to up their dosages of prozac, and other tranquilizers. Calm the bleep down.
Just the other day, I went to Walmart wearing a speedo, knee high boots a long scarf and a pink bicycle helmet. Folks were so nice to me they all moved out of the line at the cash register to let me pay first. I tried the same thing at the airport, but with confederate flag speedos and the TSA wouldn’t let me fly. They said the flag was an offensive image and it would make people on the plane uncomfortable.
Should we get upset at every Buddhist that goes around wearing the Swastika (which is the Buddhist wheel of karma in their religion)?
I’m still confused what the confederate flag has to do with the shooting of the church in Carolina. It’s not like the guy was wearing a confederate flag around his shoulders when he shot the people.
If I put on an Obama mask and go shoot up the Republican Convention, does that mean we can ban Obama from the government as well?
Perhaps but he should know a little bit about what was done to the indigenous people of Australia by the British and clearly would have known something about the real history and meaning behind the Confederate flag which, despite individuals who would like to believe otherwise, is codified in the Declaration To Secede from SC. It was about dividing the United States based on a "states rights" claim that they were within their rights to own human beings as slaves and further that the federal government should take action against the norther states who were not returning their property and allowed their property to live free. Of course they ignored the notion that the norther states had similar states rights to treat any and all citizens within their boundries as free. Kinda similar to conservative christian individuals who are so well versed on their civil rights to freedom, liberty, self determination and religious expression but seek to limit or deny the same to other citizens merely because their beliefs differ. But feel free to provide me one example where a christian was denied service in any business establishment in the US based on their religious beliefs or skin color if it was white?
All I see is, "whhaaaaaaaaa." and a whole bunch of ridiculous tears.
July 4, 2015 at 5:55am
I never got the test for it. My doctors sometimes seem to think that people with MS are hypochondriacs, because a lot of MS symptoms are subjective. (only the person experiencing it can feel it. “invisible symptoms”). I had a hard enough time trying to get them to do more testing for Lyme disease. (I tested positive for some Lyme bacteria, but not enough for it to qualify as a positive result according to the CDC)
Maybe I’ll ask for the blood test for heavy metals when I go back to the new dentist to get the last three of the amalgam fillings out. (after the first 9, I got a bit emotionally traumatized by all the dental work. Decided to wait a bit to get the last three out. Dentist said they were stable, and didn’t seem to be as high in mercury as the others. Not sure how she can tell)
July 4, 2015 at 5:48am
His last name was Grosso. Pretty sure he’s dead by now.
Yes, I have MS for sure. I don’t know which of the alphabet soup of classifications of MS that I am, (think there’s four types? five?) I don’t really think I need to be classified for which “flavor” of MS that I have. I just call it “MS”.
I can still walk, as long as I have a walker. I only started using that about a year ago because I had a non-MS related injury to my shoulder, that was very painful. Took awhile for that to heal, and walking with a cane is hard when your shoulder hurts to move it. The forced inactivity didn’t do me any good for the crummy walking I’d been doing before. If I can find the right PT program, I think I could get stronger. Hopefully.
 July 3, 2015 at 1:07am
When I was little, my parents would take me to the dentist. That dentist was a quack. He put the dentist phobia into me. I remember being tied down (soft restraints of some sort, tied to the arms of the chair, legs tied to the seat of the chair) while the dentist was filling a cavity in one of my baby teeth. I’m highly suspicious that I actually had cavities. He put fillings in both the baby teeth, and in a few of my permanent teeth.
My parents never knew that he’d tied me down until I told them a few years ago. I didn’t know it was wrong. It scared me to death, but I don’t think I ever told them about it when I was a kid. It might be one of the reasons I’m claustrophobic, and have panic attacks at the dentist office sometimes. Sometimes the smell of the dentist office sets me off. I found out later that it’s the developer they used to develop x-rays of the teeth. (when I was in high school, took photography classes. Learned to develop film. Wondered why I was scared of the developing room) New dentist does digital x-rays. No chemical scent anymore. Helps!
I found out about 5 or 6yrs ago, that he ruined a few of my teeth, and the amalgam fillings were so high mercury, that my current dentist had to take special precautions to remove the amalgam and replace it. My dentist said she wouldn’t be surprised if some of that high mercury filling could have contributed to the multiple sclerosis that I have. (some symptoms of mercury poisoning are similar to MS symptoms)
Some get dealt a hard hand in this life. God bless you and may He heal you completely of everything wrong that’s been done to you.
What's his name? Is he still alive? The one that did that to me died tragically of an acute myocardial infarction but suffered terribly for over a year prior to the main event. All I had to do was pray about it. Yes, I believe in justice above forgiveness. You have MS for sure? You mind my asking how advanced? I know much about it and hope you are wrong. I pray G*d's greatest blessings for you this day to be well from that illness.
I'm so sorry to hear this story....I wish you Happiness and Health Hun :)
there's a blood test for heavy metals
 June 28, 2015 at 4:00pm
If they knew that they *had* to be there, they should have made special arrangements. Like, park in a legal parking spot, and walk the rest of the way.
Only people who should get special parking are handicapped people, and even then, it’s “first come, first serve”. They still have to follow the law, and not double park.
"Like, park in a legal parking spot, and walk the rest of the way."
...or take a cab! If they parked out, they could cab-pool. Most cabs will hold 5 people.
 June 24, 2015 at 2:11am
My father is a retired CRNA (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist). He’s told me that they have some interesting humor in the operating rooms sometimes, but if he ever heard another one of his coworkers talking like that to an anesthetized patient. He’d have reported them.
Even tho the guy in the story had a recorded conversation on his phone. My father told me that you never know what a patient might be able to hear while they’re under anesthesia. Some people have atypical reactions to anesthesia, and don’t go under completely.
My dad used a BIS Monitor (brain wave monitor) to monitor how deeply a patient was under, and to be able to tell when they were coming out of anesthesia. He was one of the few anesthetists/anesthesiologists at his hospital who bothered using the BIS. He always wanted to make sure his patients were being properly anesthetized, and not feeling any pain or anxiety during a procedure.
Or that he wanted to make sure the patient was in a status to never remember the trash talk that went on. ;-)
I am one of the atypicals with anesthetic. I heard them working on me during a cesarean. I woke up fully and could not move. Very painful. And, other times what they were saying.
I can vouch for that from personal experience. During my colonoscopy twice last summer I nearly woke up from the pain.
 June 20, 2015 at 1:19pm
I almost drowned in the wave pool at Oceans Of Fun in Kansas City, and I was on the edge of the pool, right below the area where that life guard was standing. Trying to climb out on the ladder. Every time I tried to climb up the ladder, I’d get sucked back down. The lifeguards need to look down at the ladders sometimes.
I was about to go completely under when someone on the side above me noticed, and got the lifeguard. I never got back in one of those wave pools ever again. By the way, I was twelve, and a fairly good swimmer…just no experience in swimming in waves like that.
Kids who have never had experience swimming in waves should not go in pools like that until they’ve been instructed how to swim in waves, and kids who are not strong swimmers should not go in one of those pools until they have more swimming experience.
 June 19, 2015 at 12:11pm
I think a lot of people are having a “causation and correlation” problem.
A lot of racists are white. But, white skin doesn’t cause racism. Racism is caused by ignorance. Anyone, *of any color* can be a racist.
Just because this guy is white, a racist, and a slimeball murderer, does not mean that all white people should feel guilty about what he’s done just because they’re white.
Lets also not forgot that their a LOT of black racists as well.....
Black panthers etc.
Even some in the white house.......
Racism is not a white condition it is a human condition.
But the black panthers are a right wing hate group.
The SPLC said so.
Of course "we" don't feel guilty. While I am of European descent ("white"), I am also a Christian and a non-racist. As I imagine many of you are as well. That means we were targets for this sick man who wanted us to be divided. We will not be divided! But what we also shouldn't do is nothing. We should show solidarity so the racists cannot drive a wedge between us. I think what the Senator is advocating for is righteous cause. We don't have to feel guilty as a Samaritan do go out of our way to help a Jewish man broken and beaten on the side of the road.
I have met more black racists than white racists. Perhaps if churches were more integrated it may help people meet on more level ground and they can work with each other every day. I love my black, Filipino and white friends because we get to know each other in church where we all worship and serve together.
I disagree that racism is caused by ignorance. Ignorance is cured by knowledge. Once you have the explanation for something, you are no longer ignorant, and should understand how to behave accordingly. It has been explained since the 1860′s that people with dark skin color are just that – people – but some have just refused to get it. Racism is an evil, no matter from which direction it comes (and you will find clear, contemporary examples of racism in every ethnic group). Evil is something that, by its very nature, cannot be reasoned with. I think the senator’s display of love was terrific, and powerful, because he made it public.
 June 15, 2015 at 4:36pm
Wow, she’s got a better imagination than Brian Williams does. (Well, not really)
“the hackers stole military records and veterans’ status information, address, birth date, job and pay history, health insurance, life insurance, and pension information; age, gender, race data.”
Seems like it, unfortunately. Why do we have people that can’t even make a dang website over secure data like that?!
 June 10, 2015 at 3:01am
I don’t know what it was that sliced that dog’s head open. It was the top of the skull, kind of between the ears. I was petting her, and felt something on her head. Looked a little closer, and you could actually see the top of her skull. My aunt is a nurse tho, and knows how to do stitches, and also knows how to use surgical super glue for stitches. (my aunt has a really well stocked first aid kit) So, she was able to treat the dog herself. The vet said she did a great job on it.
We’re pretty sure it was the aunt’s next door neighbor that killed/hurt the dogs. The wife, the day she left her husband for 2yrs, dumped dog poop (probably 40pounds worth) in my front yard, and on my aunt’s back patio. I have no idea where she got the dog poo. (well, it was poo. Maybe it wasn’t from dogs?) She had two dogs herself, but she let them run loose, and never cleaned up after them.
She came back a year or two after my aunt got her last dog. That dog started having problems then. Aunt had to check her yard before letting the dog out. If it was the neighbor, she’s insane. No idea what she used, because none of the usual suspected poisons came up on my dog’s bloodwork. We didn’t do a necropsy to look deeper, because we didn’t suspect poisoning right away.. Wish we had done the necropsy now. I don’t like the mystery.
 June 10, 2015 at 12:08am
I do actually have a suspect. The neighbors that live next door to my aunt. (aunt lives across the street from me). My dog died mysteriously, and quickly in 2006 after eating something in that neighbor’s yard. He pretty much dragged me into the yard to get whatever it was. He was dead a couple of days later. Aunt’s dog was sick off and on for two years before she died. After she died (on the 2yr anniversary of mine dying) my aunt and I compared notes. We think the dogs were poisoned.
My aunt’s second dog also was getting sick with similar symptoms. (she got the dog after the first one died). So, she started to supervise the dog when it was outside. Aunt kept finding hot dogs on her back porch.
Several years ago, that same dog got out (aunt’s grandkids accidentally let her out), and when she came back inside. I found that her head had been sliced open. Down to the skull. (that was a creepy feeling). It was such a clean slice, it had to be deliberate. There wasn’t any blood tho. Which was weird.
Aunt just lost that dog 2 weeks ago. But, it was kennel cough (bordatella) that got her. Cousin had gotten a new dog last year. It came with kennel cough. Infected my aunt’s dog. (dog was vaccinated. Those don’t always work). Dog kept getting worse. Never really recovered. Aunt had to put her down 2 weeks ago. Can’t blame the neighbor for that one tho.
 June 9, 2015 at 11:17pm
This makes me miss my dog. More than once, he put himself between me and another dog that was trying to attack me. (on at least three separate occasions. My neighbors were jerks, and wouldn’t keep their dogs contained). Never felt as safe as I did when he was with me. Best dog ever.
I’d have done the same for him. If someone was trying to hurt him. (someone did end up hurting him tho. Our neighborhood has a serial dog killer in it. They poisoned my dog, and my aunt’s dog. No idea who it is that’s killing the neighborhood dogs)
I am so sorry to hear that. That is heartbreaking. I hope whoever that sick s o b is gets what they have coming to them. If not in this life then the next.
"I’d have done the same for him. If someone was trying to hurt him. (someone did end up hurting him tho. Our neighborhood has a serial dog killer in it. They poisoned my dog, and my aunt’s dog. No idea who it is that’s killing the neighborhood dogs)"
Someone did the the same thing to our Samoyed and we were almost certain we knew it was some of the neighborhood bullies, one of which wound up gay and years later died of AIDS and another (his brother) also years later, wound up in prison for rape.
I don't know what it was that sliced that dog's head open. It was the top of the skull, kind of between the ears. I was petting her, and felt something on her head. Looked a little closer, and you could actually see the top of her skull. My aunt is a nurse tho, and knows how to do stitches, and also knows how to use surgical super glue for stitches. (my aunt has a really well stocked first aid kit) So, she was able to treat the dog herself. The vet said she did a great job on it.
We're pretty sure it was the aunt's next door neighbor that killed/hurt the dogs. The wife, the day she left her husband for 2yrs, dumped dog poop (probably 40pounds worth) in my front yard, and on my aunt's back patio. I have no idea where she got the dog poo. (well, it was poo. Maybe it wasn't from dogs?) She had two dogs herself, but she let them run loose, and never cleaned up after them.
She came back a year or two after my aunt got her last dog. That dog started having problems then. Aunt had to check her yard before letting the dog out. If it was the neighbor, she's insane. No idea what she used, because none of the usual suspected poisons came up on my dog's bloodwork. We didn't do a necropsy to look deeper, because we didn't suspect poisoning right away.. Wish we had done the necropsy now. I don't like the mystery.
It will be, like most serial killers, a well respected and liked member of the community. Don't rule out age or gender. People who grow up to murder people start with animals. Also had to be someone with access to both your dog and your aunts.poisoning is done by people who are passive aggressive, sneaky and unable to face problems or confrontations directly. Place a.camera facing the dog bowl and buy a new " bait" puppy. But don't let him at the dish. Ethylene glycol poisoning can be cured with large amounts of strong alcohol over three days or so. It breaks up the crystals in the kidneys.
 June 9, 2015 at 5:44pm
my insurance changed, became hugely expensive, AND they made me lose my doctor when that happened too. (I have chronic medical conditions). I ended up having to find another insurance company. (only part about the law that I like is the ability to switch companies). The new insurance company allows me to see my doctor, and claims it’s cheaper than the old policy at the old company was.
I’m still fully expecting to be screwed over financially soon because of all this tho.
 June 4, 2015 at 6:10pm
Just because you say it Hillary, doesn’t make it true.
Both her and Obama seem to think they can make up these stories, and say them often enough that it’s true. It’s not, but if they keep saying it people will still believe it is.
Hillary should “Stop fear-mongering about the phantom threat of election fraud.”
I wish I could say that no one could be fooled any more by this moronic tactic, that the average person can see right through it, but unfortunately, it worked for Thad Cochran.
Note to Hillary supporters: If you only had any idea how stupid she is assuming you are!
I will translate for Hillary
"Democrat and Liberal and uninformed voters are SO STUPID that they can't get Photo ID in order to vote. I know they need it when they sign up for Food Stamps and when they buy alcohol but it is TOO MUCH to ask them for photo ID when it comes to electing officials that determine who runs the country" --
IF I WERE A DEMOCRAT I would be ANGRY that HILLARY JUST CALLED YOU STUPID
But thank God I am not a Democrat.
My dad was a Republican all his life and voted Republican until he died - but now for some reason he votes Democrat
 June 2, 2015 at 2:50am
I think 0bama and Kerry are both delusional morons, who are both off their meds, and need to go back into their adjoining padded rooms where they can watch Rev Al mispronounce words on an endless loop.
Hoping Kerry’s broken leg forces him to quit, and that by some lucky chance we’ll get someone else put in his place that knows what he’s doing that can somehow convince Zero that what he’s doing is the stupidest plan anyone has ever thought of.
I know that’s a pipe dream tho.
 May 26, 2015 at 6:17pm
I think she was already a hero, from everything that we’ve learned about her in the news.
I noticed that we’re not hearing all that much about the scum that killed her. There does seem to be a gang war starting up in Omaha. I hope we don’t see more cops getting shot. I think Obama wa triggered a lot of the animosity towards the cops on purpose.