Since there was some kind of underlying disease that supposedly caused a health concern with her and the supposed baby I would also wonder if there was some kind of gofundme sympathy scam going on. Which would tie into the fake disappearance to garner more sympathy. It obviously did not work, and now they just want it to go away before they get caught. It sounds like the family is in on the scam because they are not revealing the full truth. If she had lost the baby they would have reported it. If she had faked the pregnancy and the family was just now made aware they would have reported it. But being elusive means something is being covered up.
I agree with the pastor’s wife. The entire situation has been twisted into something it is not. If I caught my 13 year old boy inappropriately touching his sister, I would not call the police or even think of calling the police. I would first handle it by talking with him. Second time it would be a stricter form of discipline and I would talk to my friends about what the best thing to help would be. I still would not call the police. I would do exactly what they did. The Duggars handled it well because the inappropriate touching stopped, and no one had to go to jail. If not for some jerk that wanted to ruin the family there would have been no police report and CPS involvement. However, there was and the police investigated and so did CPS. Found no wrong doing, and found the girls safe and not molested. CPS does not leave it alone either. They continue their follow ups. But that does not make a story. People would rather re-victimize the victims and poke their wounds until they start to bleed. People would rather make up a very sensationalized version of the story until the family is in ruins. Our society sucks and loves to bring people down to nothing. The Duggars have lost everything, their daughters have been publicly shamed, and Josh Duggar has lost everything as well. I pray they can survive the worst offense of being falsely accused so ruthlessly.
 May 26, 2015 at 1:54am
The right to free speech is like the right to bear arms. Abuse the right and pay the price. If you want to piss off your customers because of your free speech it is your right. But it is their right not to shop their anymore.
 May 18, 2015 at 12:08am
You have to give respect if you expect to get respect.
You also have to understand respect. Inner city "respect" means fear me and don't interfere with me as I do what I want, to who ever I want to, wherever I want to. They get mad when YOU don't understand their definitions, and this anger makes them feel even more entitled to teacher you a lesson.
I didn't see them do anything wrong either. The mob of loud mouth 'women' made the situation out of control. The cops were calmly trying to talk with the girls. If crowd had stayed out of it, they may have let the girls walk away.
Yeah they did. They backed down
[-2] May 17, 2015 at 2:51pm
I am guessing Dawkins has recovered from his crushing defeat at Cambridge university and is ready for more?
You win some, you loose some. That debate took place over 2 years ago, by the way. Public opinion is not always a great judge of what is good or right. Obama won the debate twice...I don't think that it was a very good decision on the part of the public.
 April 26, 2015 at 2:51am
I would call myself open-minded and socially liberal. I support Gay rights and Gay marriage, and I do not hate Bruce Jenner or wish any ill will on him. He has a right to live his life as he see’s fit. Lawfully of course.
However, saying you are going to become a woman through hormones, long hair, dresses and make-up is offensive to me. Being a woman is very complex and it is not something one can just become through surgery and hormones. I think society in general is doing a great disservice to the female spirit by assuming and applauding that this makes him a woman. It does not.
Women are much more than that, and to delegate our gender into an easy fix like what Bruce Jenner is doing is so wrong. Please don’t hate me for saying it. I do not hate transgendered people, but I think some of them really believe they can just flip a switch and declare themselves the other sex and transition to it eventually. But being a woman is complex and not all roses and perfume.
There are ovaries, and cramps and PMS and monthly things. Childbirth, and body image issues that never go away. There is workplace issues and stay at home mom issues, and parenting issues that are more complex for women than a man will ever understand. There are society and friendship issues and mental issues, and intolerance, and discrimination and suffrage issues that all come with being a natural born woman.
Having been around those awful Kardashians would corrupt anyone in many different ways!
So then … you’re not really open-minded, are you? Society is not applauding anything. Each individual is unique, and human biology and the human brain are far, far from being understood. If you were open-minded, you would have kept your post to the first paragraph. But instead, you continued and made judgements which is the exact opposite of being open-minded.
This is the kind of argument that fringe feminists make. Namely, that since transgender women, cannot experience certain biological consequences of being a woman, along with a childhood of living under the 'patriarchy' in society, that they can never be a woman.
There is some truth in that transgender women can never share certain things. But then any childless woman doesn't know what childbirth is like. There are women with hysterectomies, oopherectomies etc.
Otherwise, with the exception of a childhood not spent overcoming patriarchial lessons on body image, gender role etc, transgender women have it the same, if not worse. There are stay at home mom's, parents, and they they get all the same discrimination as 'natural born women'.
As for the 'mental issues','friendship' etc... That is just an assertion not founded in any fact, or consistent experience. A transgender woman never 'flipped a switch'. To put it another way, if you hear someone say 'I want to be a girl', that is a very different concept to 'I am a girl' or 'I feel a girl'.
A transgender person is not trying to be something they want to be. It is usually the opposite, where they reluctantly accept they are the opposite gender to the configuration of external body parts, and socialization. Gender identity is in the brain. That alone is what makes a woman a woman, a man, a man (and much in between). Everything else is false relativism.
Will s/he get to go in the women's locker room now?
So he has a fantasy of what being a woman is all about. Does BJ want to become his fantasy woman?
[-4] January 12, 2015 at 5:51pm
teachers are on a power trip and use bathroom privileges to control the children. That needs to stop.
And this kid at 16 really had to go so badly he beat up the teacher??? Oh right, he’s the first kid in the world to use that as an excuse to wander the halls. He’sjust another thug on his way to a numbered, orange jump suit. BTW: the teacher is suppose to have the power. Classrooms are not democracies.
if you had said that they can't teach or just follow union thugs I would have believed you, but power over the penis? get real.
 January 12, 2015 at 5:44pm
where is the ghost? I could not see anything but flickering lights.
December 30, 2014 at 1:22pm
There should be more plane debris than there are intact bodies and one suitcase. The water is only 100 ft deep. Terrorist can dump bodies one suitcase and jettison a plane door just to remove the heat. I am still suspicious until I see more plane. You should be too.
 December 30, 2014 at 5:44am
Dear me… Not the dreaded 8 wheel approach.
Reminds me of the time…..
“There’s a story about the military pilot calling for a priority landing because his single-engine jet fighter was running “a bit peaked.”
Air Traffic Control told the fighter jock that he was number two, behind a B-52 that had one engine shut down.
“Ah,” the fighter pilot remarked, “The dreaded seven-engine approach.”
There was a female Air Traffic Controller when I was in the Air Force who correctly informed an F16 pilot that "simulated" flame out approaches were prohibited at Altus AFB. The pilot had to inform her three times that he was NOT simulating and he was coming in for a FLAME OUT landing.
 December 30, 2014 at 5:35am
There should be a lot more plane wreckage and a lot less intact bodies. Where is the plane? I am suspicious.
Maybe someone slipped something into your coffee! Whatever you do, don't go to infowars.com until it wears off!
It could be that the plane was crash landed onto the ocean surface. It settled to the ocean floor and is still mostly intact.
I'm suspicious, also...
Speaking of Infowars; they have noted that an Asian blogger was posting warnings to people planning to fly on Asianair for some weeks prior to this event.
Now, being Infowars, this should not be swallowed whole, but there it is for what it's worth.
 November 18, 2014 at 3:13pm
If you try to share the article on Facebook you will notice the headline is wrong. Three of the people killed were Americans.
“Hamas praised the killings as “heroic” and said they were “revenge” for the death of a Palestinian bus driver in Jerusalem.”
Liberals love Hamas, but hat the Jews? Hamas kills innocent Americans in cold blood. Are we living in the twilight zone?
"Liberals love Hamas, but hat [sic] the Jews"
CORRECTION--liberals don't see much difference (besides resources, and obviously being "the other side") between Hamas and at least some, if not all, Israeli administrations; whereas conservatives do, for reasons that should surprise no one.
November 7, 2014 at 10:57pm
Well Paul wanted to disassociate himself from the Reagan administration too, so I think this is a good thing. That is how you know we elected the right people into power when Ron Paul goes off on them.
Good old Ron Paul has a history of giving us great talking points, the time he was caught admitting that we should not stop Iran from getting nukes, that Hamas was a legitimate government and Gaza is a concentration camp, that he would not have ordered a bin laden raid, and that he was sad that we assassinated a terrorist leader.
But just incase you forgot I saved the best for last….
Other Mind-Blowingly Offensive Quotes From Ron Paul
If you thought George Bush hated black people, you’ve never heard what Ron Paul has to say about them. “If you have ever been robbed by a black teen-aged male, you know how unbelievably fleet-footed they can be.”
Nearly every black person is a criminal.
“Given the inefficiencies of what DC laughingly calls the criminal justice system, I think we can safely assume that 95 percent of the black males in that city are semi-criminal or entirely criminal.”
Don’t worry though, Ron Paul hates all minorities equally, including Jews.
“by far the most powerful lobby in Washington of the bad sort is the Israeli government.”
Thank You Ron Paul!!
November 7, 2014 at 10:36pm
And when Obama puts more boots on the ground in Iraq, Ron paul says nothing. Hypocrite.