User Profile: freedentstheone

freedentstheone

Member Since: August 15, 2011

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  • [2] July 29, 2014 at 4:12pm

    Yeah, however the 100 pound gorilla in the room isn’t the use of marijuana. My 9 year old niece is on prozac, I know of children who are on adderall and a litany of other mind altering drugs that are prescribed to them for “ADHD”. You want to fight a war on drugs try the overuse and abuse of unnecessary prescription medications. People are on xanax and klonopin for “anxiety.” I knew a few that would put on a show for the doc so they can have access to legal drugs that they then use to get high on.

    They’d be better off attacking the reasons why people are so set on seeking out means of tranquilization rather than trying to control the the distribution of those substances. Self-regulation will always trump the nanny state.

  • [1] June 27, 2014 at 3:02am

    The people you anecdotally mentioned without actual sources aren’t dying due to smoking pot, they are dying due to the money associated with the drug trade. Remove the source of revenue and you remove the cartel threat. If anything the drug cartels absolutely want it to remain illegal, so they can continue to profit from it. i.e. Legalizing it would actually reduce the effect of the cartel influence, not intensify it.

    That’s not to say that there wouldn’t be a “string of deaths” that occur after the hypothetical legalization occurs but… in all honesty there’s a non-stop string of deaths that are constantly occurring anyway. There’s a string of births that are constantly occurring too but they don’t ever seem to make headlines. Go figure.

  • [-1] May 30, 2014 at 3:58pm

    The human genome has been mapped. There is no gay gene. /thread

  • [1] May 29, 2014 at 9:12pm

    If Mark Zuckerberg’s mother had aborted, then a large percentage of the world’s population would still have to exert a modicum of effort to be the shallow, vain, superficially self-important automatons who spend more time on their phones posting selfies than actually using their time here to make a positive impact on the lives of others.

    I haven’t had a stupid facebook page in years, within 6 monthsof joining I had 7 ex-girlfriends “friend” me. During that time, the bulk of what I saw was people arguing politics via ad hominem ad nauseam, or posting pictures of some stupid meal they either cooked or ordered at a restaurant, or posting pictures of their intimate private lives that should’ve remained private if their lives had any value to them.

    The facebook profile/friend system is a form of pseudo-celebrity that over-inflates the smallest of egos and should be summarily withdrawn from by anyone who still has a shred of conscience left.
    Just my $0.02.
    To each their own.

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  • [13] May 26, 2014 at 1:38am

    He was 1/2 Malaysian. Your comment shows the automatic racism afforded to those who think that rich = white.

  • May 12, 2014 at 10:54pm

    This is not only the epitome of double talk, but double-think as well.
    Doubleplusgood!

  • April 15, 2014 at 1:12am

    The use of humor is a southwest policy and not unique to this particular flight attendant. Marcia Tate uses it on her teacher talk tours and it is an integral part of the common core idea behind teaching. As a first year teacher I think it’s ridiculous but judging from the responses here it would seem that a lot of the naysayers are actually on board with the idea of educational entertainment. Too bad it won’t get your kids ready for college or save you in the event of an actual emergency. Just keep laughing.

  • March 14, 2014 at 1:31am

    Such weird deflections…
    They didn’t break the law, the system is broken.

    It’s hard to be separated from your family when you willingly chose to do so in order to send the money back to your country of origin, while pretending to want to be a citizen of your country of residence.

    I’ve known too many illegals personally to have any sympathy anymore. Don’t get me wrong they aren’t bad people, but the ones I have known are only here for the money. I knew a guy from Honduras who was actually turned away from returning to his country because he didn’t have documentation, now he cooks Chinese food in Georgia. True story.

  • March 8, 2014 at 7:04pm

    “Our decision has nothing to do with ‘ignorance’ or being bigots – it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school,” he said.

    Quoted for truth.

  • March 5, 2014 at 1:39am

    Is this skit offensive or funny?
    Neither.

    I can’t be offended because it’s SNL.
    I don’t find it funny because it’s SNL.

    The show has a few ok skits here and there that are chuckle-worthy, but in all honesty it’s past due to be removed from television. More often than not, it serves as a half-a$$ed political soapbox that allows the uninformed to feel “cool” by repeating the misinformation portrayed on the show. (“I can see Russia from my house” is a prime example.)

  • February 6, 2014 at 1:26am

    22 pairs of somatic chromosomes and 1 pair of “sex” chromosomes. You can snip your whip, or sew up your slit but in the end, if you have a y chromosome it is in every nucleated cell in your body. There is no “was once” a boy, there is only a horribly confused and mutilated man.

  • June 13, 2013 at 10:13pm

    There’s an action reserved for people like this: excommunication.

  • April 23, 2013 at 12:36am

    “There is a deep soulful battle of identity raging within the Muslim consciousness domestically and abroad between Westernism and liberalism,” he said. “In essence the Islamists confront every situation in a selfish ‘we are the victims’ mentality and the rest of us non-Islamist Muslims need to instead respond with a louder and more real leadership and say: ‘We will not be victims.’”

    Reminds me of lyrics from The Descendents song Coolidge – “I looked up one day and saw that it was up to me, you can only be a victim if you admit to be.”

    I hope his words find traction with his audience.

  • April 21, 2013 at 6:29am

    “Its_not_all_about_you” – so you’re saying Hitler was so Christian that he wanted to exterminate the Jews? Hint: Jesus was Jewish.

    Moreover, Timothy McVeigh stated plainly that he wasn’t a Christian but he believed in a “god”; i.e. he plainly stated that he was agnostic. He was also a cowardly hypocrite, of course, as he did request to receive Extreme Unction prior to his execution.

    Try again, but with actual examples as your rebuttal.

  • April 21, 2013 at 6:09am

    It’s telling how you included “right leaning white Christian” and then went to “teenage Chechen”; more apt to describe him as “left leaning white Muslim” if you were going to have an accurate contrast using the same identifiers. But, since you are espousing a hypothetical situation that isn’t relevant… it doesn’t matter what you think would’ve happened if someone else was being held responsible.

    Also, since he was naturalized on 9/11/2012 this kid is solely an American citizen and voted for the big O; i.e. he’s not a Chechen anymore. Despite that fact, clearly his heart was elsewhere on 3/14/2012 since he “tweeted” this prior to receiving his citizenship: “a decade in america already, i want out.”

    Trivial demographic arguments aside, this kid appears to have earned the gavel that’s coming his way.

  • April 18, 2013 at 1:05am

    “Race’ should be taken off of EVERY form. We are all Americans.”

    I couldn’t agree more with her on this point, the sooner we become truly united as a people and dissolve the false political boundaries that have existed for 150+ years then we will truly be the example of the world our forefathers (and many of their successors) dreamt of.

    The Farrakhan thing is totally antithetical to the quote above, anyone who has actually read “The Final Call” or heard him speak for more than 90 seconds will have been exposed to a vitriolic racist diatribe whose sole difference from the tenets of groups like the KKK is the exchange of the words “white” for “black.”

    When I lived in Tallahassee, I regularly saw the Malcolm X wannabes on street corners around FAMU. “The Black Pages” (analogous to the yellow pages but all of the businesses are owned by black people and the idea was that black people should only frequent those establishments in the name of racial solidarity) were mistakenly delivered to my home because we lived in the so-called black section of town. I have been subjected to derogatory racist acts that were retribution for deeds neither I nor my ancestors committed. It is a typical human fallibility and I pray for the day when we as a people will overcome the shallowness of our appearances and reveal who we are truly capable of becoming.

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  • April 18, 2013 at 12:14am

    an e”X” professor of course…
    apologies for the crappy algebra pun but you opened the door and I had to walk through it

  • April 18, 2013 at 12:09am

    “O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
    Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!
    Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land
    Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation
    Then conquer we must when our cause it is just
    And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

    I wish that all Americans actually knew the source of the song itself as well as the verses that we don’t normally recognize at public events. Like so much of our culture, our heritage has been conveniently truncated.

  • April 17, 2013 at 3:01pm

    ‘Domestic Terrorists…Tend to Be on the Far Right’

    New Headline: “Moronic Journalists… Tend to Be on the Far Left.”

  • April 14, 2013 at 9:05am

    “It’s a tragedy. We are the only countries divided right now,” PSY said at a news conference ahead of the concert.”

    Ireland and Sudan… I know these people aren’t paid for smarts, but I cringe when they get to get away with false appearances in the name of pseudo-altruism.