I have to tell you, thinking back lo those many years ago when I was a teenager, that I would have had something to say if some stranger tried to tell me that I couldn’t speak, think, or pray.
It’s not in a building.
It’s not in a classroom.
It’s not during class time.
It’s not during an extracurricular activity, that had already ended.
I’m in public, and you’re going to tell me not to pray? Bahahahaaa! In the words of a sitcom from back in the day, “kiss my grits”. If I’m talking to a human or I’m looking at the sky, as long as I’m not yelling fire in a crowded theater or inciting a riot, my freedom of speech is intact. Bonus irony points that what he was saying was loving.
Seriously atheists, this is why I can’t stand your posturing and have stopped listening to you.
 October 11, 2015 at 12:08am
My stepfather was rear ended at a stop light. Very low speed, just a bumper bender. But the next day, felt some neck pain, thought that he had whiplash and should be seen. Did a CT, and discovered a tumor on his brain stem. They were able to treat him with radiation. Had NO symptoms. Given the location, once that occurred, it would have been very bad. That was over 20 years ago. He’s elderly now with other issues, but he’s still going strong.
 October 1, 2015 at 9:14am
Cecile, is that you? LOL
September 12, 2015 at 11:44pm
Here’s a simple question: Do you actually believe in political stereotypes?
September 12, 2015 at 11:35pm
Normally one would say ‘there are no stupid questions’.
Sorry, this one is. Medical research is ‘science’.
September 12, 2015 at 11:31pm
12/12 But then again, I’m a conservative science major. LOL Easy test. Let’s see a hard one.
 September 12, 2015 at 11:25pm
As a female, this should have been dealt with in ‘old school’ style. If a boy steals a kiss and she welcomes it, no harm, no foul. If a boy steals a kiss and she doesn’t like it, she hauls off and smacks him across the chops. His cheeks flames, she glares, and everyone knows where the line is. Case closed.
heheheh...Yeah that's how I handle it at home somtimes. "HE HIT ME!" Why? "Because I scratched his face with a fork!" Sounds like payback to me, how about you don't do things like that anymore?
 September 10, 2015 at 11:03pm
When they purchase something, anything, there is no way in hell to know what is in it. They also have no way of knowing how they’re going to react to it.
I understand that you think that you’re the voice of reason, but as someone that worked holidays in the ICU, my past record of people stroking from cocaine that they tried on a single night during a single shift, is three. The last one was a gray haired grandma. The toughest one was a single guy in his 20s. Incredibly fit. They said that he was the single dad of a couple of kids. Had the body of a boxer, so he wasn’t a user. I spent that three day weekend with a neurologist as we went through the process to prove that he was brain dead and the ventilator was ultimately turned off.
This isn’t something that i can intellectualize well, I just have seen too many dead bodies, impersonating live people in my time. The 16 year old girl in this article stroked. Any future that she had in front of her has been permanently derailed. Live over before she even left high school.
You want truth? Brain damage. Death. Permanent impairment. Addiction. Rehab. Grieving families.Crime. Orphaned kids. I’m all in when it comes to REAL drug ‘education’. Let’s all take a field trip to the local trauma center in the inner city on the first weekend of the month and see some truth.
Nothing personal. But you’ve only begun to look at the subject.
 August 12, 2015 at 10:56am
A private company has access to patient logs for no apparent ‘medical’ reason? I’d say that is a huge violation of HIPPA. Privacy laws are about need to know. There is/was no need to know here.
I wondered about that too gee whiz. Seems like at the very least, there have been major hippa violations.
 August 9, 2015 at 3:43pm
Activists too stupid to know who is on the side of their cause, so they bully him to get their 2 minutes.
End result, the guy doesn’t deliver his message and ultimately, liberalism loses.
Not exactly brain surgeons.
August 6, 2015 at 12:05am
And you certainly wouldn’t want kefir! LMAO
 August 6, 2015 at 12:04am
The pH of Diet Coke is about 2.5; indeed it’s an ‘acid’.
The pH of stomach acid is anywhere from 1.5-3.5
Ergo, your stomach wouldn’t notice it based only upon pH.
And I have no clue what the heck what you mean when you speak about chemotherapy, considering that most of that is given IV and oftentimes with buffers like sodium bicarb. Not exactly the same route of entry into the body, chuckles. And we’re definitely talking about dramatically different compounds. If you’re trying to argue that Diet Coke is almost as harsh on the body as chemotherapy, you’re completely whack.
 July 30, 2015 at 11:31am
I’m agreeing with number three. Sounds like someone has an in ground sprinkler system that either doesn’t have a back flow valve or has one that is old/broken. Which means, the neighbors need to be seriously looking at each other. Anyone on the block just put in a system by themselves? Gerry rigged it without a back flow valve?
Well, it's black people......... you know they NEVER do anything to code......... and I don't think "gerry" rigged is the correct term............
 July 30, 2015 at 11:25am
So I wiki this guy and discover that he was born in 1989. He’s 26 years old. My first thought ‘his frontal lobe has kicked into gear’. The frontal lobe is the seat of judgement and the last thing to develop in a human being. He’s probably just realizing that he’s done a lot of stupid crap.
 July 8, 2015 at 1:24am
I suppose that it’s easier to jail a middle aged woman over a 10 dollar dog license than it is to deal with crime in Detroit.
 July 8, 2015 at 1:19am
“The San Francisco mayor’s office said it has reached out to Department of Homeland Security officials to determine if there’s a way to cooperate with federal immigration officials while still maintaining the sanctuary policy.”
City “policy” shouldn’t trump federal immigration law. Sanctuary cities are total BS.
Any sanctuary city responsible for an illegal alien committing a crime should be held as a conspirator at least, but criminally as individuals, and civilly to reimburse the victims for any damages.
 June 7, 2015 at 10:38am
Btw doing it that way means you live at home if you can, buy a cheap beater car that gets you to and fro. You don’t ‘party’, you don’t major in hops, you work at school and for money, and you study. Money is for school, not for entertainment. A few years of your life done this way can mean a career and a completely different life.
I walked out of school in the late 80s with a single 2500 dollar loan. Fifty bucks a month and paid it off. No, I didn’t have ‘college fun’, but then again, I traded that for fun in high school. You teach your kids to pick it. If you want “it’, it’s there. If you think that it’s going to be handed to you though, you’re delusional.
What is definitely not true is that if you’re broke or your parents don’t have extra money for college, then you’re doomed not to attend. For those who are truly low income, the grants abound for hard working kids. I wasn’t one of them,my parents had just enough that I qualified for nothing. Not broke enough to go for free, grades not high enough to get the scholarships, and yet….I did it.
And when I became a parent, I taught my kids about the ‘hard road’. Much easier if you stay on the right path during your childhood. You can still get there on the hard road but it takes much longer. My first child is about to leave for college. She took my advice. She’s been accepted into an honors program, and her cost is relatively cheap. It’s ALL about how hard you’re willing to work for what you want.
When I went to college I couldn't even afford a "beater". I used my thumb and the generosity of others to get to and from school. I graduated with about $2500 of debt which I paid off in 10 years.
It is really ALL about how hard you are willing to work!
Or join the military. I got $800 a month on the GI Bill, plus the state refunded 75% of my tuition. It's now much more than $800 a month and the state kicks in 100% of tuition. I did not have to work while attending college, nor did I need to take out any loans. Even better, once I graduated and got a good job, I was able to get a VA home loan for 0% down.
On the subject of stripping, I don't oppose it, but I wouldn't want my daughters doing it, so I guess that makes me a hypocrite too. I doubt they'll have to, however, as they both get straight A's and will likely land plenty of scholarships. That and I make enough money to help them, all thanks to my service in the World's Greatest Navy.
 June 7, 2015 at 10:29am
The only people who yammer about not being able to go to college because it’s ‘expensive’, don’t understand that you can do it for very little money. The first rule of college is ‘never pay retail’. The only reason why you pay the full pop is because a) you don’t know what you’re doing, b)you didn’t work in high school and have crappy grades and c) don’t know how to do it even if you have crappy grades.
If you bust your butt in high school, you can get a full tuition ride to a state university. If you REALLY bust your butt, you can get enough for room and board too. What that means is, you either get a loan for living expenses or work part time to pay for that.
If you didn’t bust your butt in high school but now have a new resolution to get an education, you do ALL of your bonehead undergrad stuff at a local community college, and then transfer to the state university for your major. Having straight As during those first two years will go a long way towards offsetting the cost. Being a resident also dramatically decreases the price even before that.
And yep, you have to also work at a job, but it’s doable. I did it myself. I also have a kid that worked her arse off in high school and was granted the free ride. You would still pay a few thousand a year, but if a college degree means something to you, you’ll fork it over or take the mall loan. If it doesn’t then you can’t be helped and just want to complain.
Btw doing it that way means you live at home if you can, buy a cheap beater car that gets you to and fro. You don't 'party', you don't major in hops, you work at school and for money, and you study. Money is for school, not for entertainment. A few years of your life done this way can mean a career and a completely different life.
I walked out of school in the late 80s with a single 2500 dollar loan. Fifty bucks a month and paid it off. No, I didn't have 'college fun', but then again, I traded that for fun in high school. You teach your kids to pick it. If you want "it', it's there. If you think that it's going to be handed to you though, you're delusional.
What is definitely not true is that if you're broke or your parents don't have extra money for college, then you're doomed not to attend. For those who are truly low income, the grants abound for hard working kids. I wasn't one of them,my parents had just enough that I qualified for nothing. Not broke enough to go for free, grades not high enough to get the scholarships, and yet....I did it.
And when I became a parent, I taught my kids about the 'hard road'. Much easier if you stay on the right path during your childhood. You can still get there on the hard road but it takes much longer. My first child is about to leave for college. She took my advice. She's been accepted into an honors program, and her cost is relatively cheap. It's ALL about how hard you're willing to work for what you want.
The financial landscape of education expense has changed drastically since the early 80's. Education expense inflation has been several times higher than the prevailing inflation rate. Scholarships, grants and other support have largely given over to for profit college loan companies. These loans are structured in a way that prevents them from being refinanced at lower rates. The thing about "REALLY bust your butt" oftentimes doesn't sink in for a lot of teenagers, until they are 17.
 June 7, 2015 at 10:19am
Because a woman is a human being, not a commodity to be rented for sexual entertainment. And in this particular case, you’re talking 18 year old girls. Legally adults, but still so young that they’re easily exploited, with the end result being broken lives.
how about the poor boy who does sports its the only way out but he gets injured in senior yr of Hs and cannot walk hes just as screwed or even if he does make it to college the 4 yrs he plays his body is shot now is that not abusing yourself and btw some guys strip for females through school so not just girls
jr23 - so your point is that as long as lots of different groups are exploited, it's all okay? Sorry, that doesn't pass the "common sense" test.
"a woman is a human being, not a commodity to be rented for sexual entertainment"
Have you watched ANY advertising, seen ANY television, picked up ANY magazine, gone to ANY coffee shops, retail stores, etc, in your life?
Yes, GeeWhiz, hardly adults. And I would submit that the looser girls / those who would "strip for tuition" are even more naïve and gullible than the more morally conservative / modest girls. I have three girls, 16, 19, and 22, and they dress and behave modestly BECAUSE they understand the world.
 June 2, 2015 at 1:04am
Never let them take you to a secondary location. They might decide that since you can identify them, your life is forfeit. Better to go down swinging in front of your home, than to be passive meat where they have the privacy to do anything that they want to you. I think that there are absolutely worse things than ending up swiftly dead..
They’re counting on your fear to help control you. Instead, act crazy dangerous and they might abandon their plans if they’re not fully committed. /jmo