Do those people actually expect to be taken seriously? The comments at that site on that drivel were priceless too.
 February 21, 2015 at 2:10pm
What happens if a large tree limb falls into a parking space and I drag it away? Do I own the space now? What happens in the case where an overnight visitor is in town, it snows, he shovels himself out and then goes home to another city? Who owns the space now? Is it still his for the rest of the winter? What if someone dumps a large bag of trash in a parking space and I take it away and throw it in a dumpster? Do I own the space now? What if I live on the street but was out of town when it snowed? Do I have to move away now?
This all seems like the perils of living in a place where you have to park on a public street. Unfortunately, that’s the price you pay.
 February 21, 2015 at 2:02pm
Colonialgirl, maybe before being a complete jerk about it, you might consider that many of us have never been in this position and have no idea what the etiquette is.
 February 17, 2015 at 11:50pm
Yeah, I was expecting the Krakken.
 February 16, 2015 at 11:50pm
So the Islamic terrorists will stop murdering people when they get some shovel-ready jobs? Stimulus package! Let’s even throw in a Cash for Clunkers for good measure.
It would have to be cash for goats. and it needs to be alot of cash cuz they love them some goats!
February 5, 2015 at 7:01pm
Why is it news when some nobody says something stupid?
It kind of reminds me of the tendency to pad legit news stories with tweets from random people. Wow, here’s what random people think, that must be valuable news!
 January 31, 2015 at 12:23pm
You keep speaking for the vast majority of Muslims. Where do you get this insight from? Your measure seems to be the number of people celebrating in the streets. When bin Laden was killed, I was thrilled, but I wasn’t moved to celebrate in the streets.
If we’re using rallies to gauge support, where are the big rallies in the Middle East denouncing radicalism and terror? Has there ever even been one?
Oh, right, as you said, they’re kept ignorant and in the dark. But if someone wants me dead, does it really matter whether a person is an extremist or some average citizen that is too ignorant to understand or care? Human beings were born with the capacity for logic. If a person can’t understand that radicalism and murder are wrong, then he is just as guilty as those who hold the sword.
 January 31, 2015 at 11:47am
King, you say most oppose radical Islam but I’m not sure how you can say that because aside from the media and the Obama administration telling us that, I only hear that from a few individuals with any regularity.
On the other hand, every time there is a notable terrorist attack from 9/11 (prior to that, really) through Charlie Hebdo, I can plainly see thousands celebrating in the streets in various middle eastern cities. This is not the majority looking down at a few radicals. This is a supportive base of people who like what is happening but who really just don’t have the guts or desire to take part.
 January 31, 2015 at 11:26am
King, I might be apologetic about Christian transgressions if they were happening TODAY and not hundreds of years ago.
And McVeigh? Really? You know damn well no Christian teaching or prompting led to his crime.
 January 30, 2015 at 3:17pm
Uh, no thanks.
Next up, a wi-fi hotspot hanging out of your ass. Technology is awesome!
 January 29, 2015 at 2:07pm
JR, I don’t have an exact figure, but a vast majority of officers go their entire careers without ever being in a situation where they need to fire their weapons at another person. That has nothing to do with training and vests. That has to do with the odds of being in that situation not being high.
 January 28, 2015 at 9:50pm
“Don’t you think cops have enough trouble staying alive ?”
I truly mean no disrespect, but law enforcement isn’t even in the top ten most dangerous jobs in the US as measured by mortality rate. In fact, along with the well-known dangerous jobs like logger, fisherman, and miner, garbage men and roofers also die at a higher rate.
I’m not saying police don’t have to worry about safety and I don’t want cops getting hurt or killed, but the force they project back at society comes nowhere close to the danger that they realistically face.
How can we citizens not become a little resentful of that when we see so many examples of excessive force committed against us?
did the stats include that the cops being armed and trained cut the numbers of deaths down as does the bullet resistant vests. if you watch loggers on tv they get quite reckless too often. fishing has always been dangerous you man in a boat in a very big hostal ocean. mining failing to follow reg. and with the new trucks and side loading there should be no men behind the trucks
JR, I don't have an exact figure, but a vast majority of officers go their entire careers without ever being in a situation where they need to fire their weapons at another person. That has nothing to do with training and vests. That has to do with the odds of being in that situation not being high.
 January 21, 2015 at 12:58am
I had the same question. The NFL is worth billions. They can’t FedEx a box of footballs to each game so we don’t have to endure stupid scandals like this?
 January 14, 2015 at 10:36pm
If they send him to prison, he will quite literally rot there.
someone hurt on job deserves there workers comp as long as there actually hurt
 January 10, 2015 at 9:56am
This chart only tells half the story. To really gauge what’s going on, we need to see how much each state’s corporations and citizens send to the federal government in the form of taxes in the first place.
To me, if I hand someone two dollars and they hand me back one, that cannot be rightly considered “aid.”
January 6, 2015 at 9:39pm
I don’t know what the answer is but I also don’t really care if people want to get sex changes either. That’s their prerogative. However, it’s like slapping a coat of paint on a rotting house. It may not fix the underlying issues unless the cause is always strictly biological, such as some hormone problem.
And I was more talking about this specific case. I don’t have statistics about whether sex changes improve mental states, but I’d wager that most people who feel as if they were born the wrong sex wouldn’t throw themselves in front of a truck to get back at their parents in a tizzy either. Had he waited a couple of years, he could have done anything he wanted. That’s not something hormones and surgery is going to fix.
 January 2, 2015 at 9:17pm
The kid indicated that parents should respect feelings and so on and I get that. The real tragedy, though, is that society has brainwashed people to think that this state of being is perfectly normal and should be accepted and encouraged.
Obviously, parents should love their children, no matter what. And I don’t know what causes a person to have this. For all I know, it could be genetic, biological, psychological, upbringing, peer pressure, trauma, or whatever other possibilities there are, but it’s not normal, and we shouldn’t pretend it is.
It is a burden to bear, just like any other handicap. Maybe the parents could have handled it better (which we don’t have much information about), but I just don’t think a medical procedure would have resolved the underlying issues which were severe enough to cause a kid to jump in front of a truck, rather than to accept the situation and to love himself as he was.
So Mike, if medical intervention is not the answer, what is?
Do you think it is keep trying the reparative therapy approach then which has been tried and failing for at least 50 years?
Would you rather do that than 'medical procedures' which have been proven to statistically provide good outcomes?
 November 1, 2014 at 1:09pm
That’s kind my argument too. Every time someone makes some case for why changing the clocks is good, my response is normally that it’s more simple if people just change the times they do daylight-sensitive activities. How hard is it for businesses or schools just to shift their hours of operation (these are arguments people make), as opposed to nearly everyone in society being forced to change?
 October 31, 2014 at 12:04pm
Greatest achievement or only achievement? Would interstellar travel make a species greater than man, or is there much more to us than our place in the scale of technology?