@ 3rd I think that I sort of understand what you are trying to say (maybe not) lets see…….you seem to imply that until a baby, fetus, child, is born (by born, I mean takes its first God given breath of life and at that point the soul enters the baby… and it is that first God given breath of life/soul entrance that you call consciousness) until then it is non existent in and of itself. In the womb it is essentially soul-less until the God given breath of life/soul enters the baby once it is “born”. This is why you state the woman never HAD a grandchild, because it never experienced the God given breath of life/soul entrance. The baby was alive and growing in the womb, but not yet complete. Perhaps I am misunderstanding you. Not everyone thinks this way, but I do. I also think the soul leaves the body with the last breath and the corpse is but a shell. I understand that others have a radically different opinion and I do not seek to change their mind or alter their belief. Do I believe it is honorable to protect the baby, fetus, child to enable it to obtain the God given breath of life/soul entrance? Yes, I do. Do I mourn with those whose children do not live? Yes, because those parents wanted the child and we cannot question God’s reasons for not giving the breath of life to those babies. Some like to quote the “knew you before you were in the womb” passage, but I believe this is misunderstood by many. I leave it to them to figure it out.
December 6, 2012 at 8:33pm
Drug testing does nothing for workers, only employers. As a worker, I’d much rather work with a reeking stoner than worry about someone that “has gone off their meds”. With pot, you smell it and can look someone in the eye and know. Legal drugs, you gotta put up with a lot of crazy crap, if they go off their drugs….and frankly, when that happens, I really wish they could go outside and smoke a big fat one. But it’s all well and good if its a legal drug, right? Can’t really complain if your co workers are NOT on their meds right? It’s a privacy issue. My point is drugs can be a force for good or bad. Either way, people use them. There are plenty of people abusing legal drugs and somehow people think that is at least ,somehow, I don’t know…respectable, maybe? Like, when Rush Limbaugh admitted his addiction, it wasn’t like he admitted to an “illegal” drug, so that was somehow, more forgivable. For me it is a behavior issue, not an issue of legality. I have had too many problems with legal drug abusers. Drug testing is only for illegal drugs….yes, those mandatory drug tests keep the workplace safe. Ever had a boss off his Thorazine? Drug testing to get and keep a job, but no drug test for welfare recipients. Who is the genius that thought of that one? Drug tests…everything will be fine, just threaten them with a drug test….and if you don’t like your worker, tell them they failed it and make their life hell. Drug tests, yes that is the answer!!!!
November 19, 2012 at 5:45pm
SHOULDA WOULDA COULDA……The “pussification” of America. I’ve heard it all, now. Geeze.
November 19, 2012 at 5:29pm
PONTIAKU….Sadly, you are correct.
November 16, 2012 at 6:44pm
Lighten up, Francis. We all know that the world isn’t going to end, we just need to eliminate computers and that will put everyone back to work. Tra la la, hearts & flowers, rainbows & unicorns. No more nasty comments on websites.
October 6, 2012 at 9:31pm
Thanks so much, I have to try this…sounds wonderful.
October 4, 2012 at 9:44pm
This is true and the bacteria is….urine. Really. Worried about health care in the future??? Look up urine therapy.
October 4, 2012 at 12:06pm
I view debates like job interviews. The candidates are asking us to vote for them (hire them).When the unemployed go to a job interview, they do not get a list of subjects that will be discussed prior to the interview. Why do the men asking to be employed as our next President get such courtesies? People that work at jobs with absolutely no authority or decision making requirements are required to pass screening processes put in place by law makers themselves. Perhaps the candidates (all politicians) should fill out some online “employment tests”, preferably through Taleo. We want all their personal data, including college transcripts and maybe access to their Facebook account. We want to check your credit, we want to know where your cash is stashed. You must submit yourself to drug screening and we can test you at anytime during the course of your term. And if your references say anything that could be construed as negative, well forget it. Start the process all over. We will require them to sign on their application that employment is specifically “at will”. After they fill out the required information, we, the people, will make our decision on election day. This is not a popularity contest, this is the Presidency. Don’t call us,don’t broadcast your negative commercials, we don’t care what the media says about you, we will let you know if you have been hired or not and you will have to wait until election day to find out the status of your application.
October 4, 2012 at 12:11am
Soybomb…I was shocked they agreed on so many things too.The debate just had an “odd” or “off” feel to it…..a little too scripted and formal. I liked the split screen format. Obama hung his head every time he was called out on his failures…promising to reduce the deficit by half, Solyndra, etc. I’ve never heard him say “um” so many times or grasp for words like he did tonight. I think Romney won this debate, but for some reason I don’t think it will help his campaign that much. All said…it was a lot of hype and no real substance. Dull very dull.
October 3, 2012 at 12:29am
Can’t the state of Pennsylvania get some of that purple finger ink for the people that have no ID? Seems to work in Iraq.
That's genius.. 'cept here we need to stamp it on their foreheads and it might need to say dunce, for those who are too lazy to get an i.d...
 September 27, 2012 at 12:51pm
Two4America….I understand there are no righteous people. That’s why I’m OK with the atheist folks. I’d much rather deal with an honest atheist than a deceptive Christian any time. I have forgiven them, but I have also learned that wearing symbolic jewelry is meaningless and can indeed be deceptive. Some so called atheists are more “Christian” in their behavior than many who claim to be Christian.
September 27, 2012 at 11:56am
I think that people only become atheists after being badly betrayed by so called religious people. I have worked with women that wore their little crucifixes around their necks and acted like Satanists. Symbolism is nothing, behavior is everything.
“There is none righteous, no, not one” Yes, there are so many cases of people that do horrible things, including those that say they "believe" in God. "Christians" are not perfect, they sin like everyone does. They are not Jesus. But what does "believing" really mean? Do they study and follow His word, do they treat others as Jesus would want them to? Or do some pick and choose from His word what they want to obey and follow? Certainly, forgiveness, is one of the hardest... And how about love your neighbor, even if he or she doesn't love you?
I'm an atheist because I could never convince myself Christianity was true Even after being baptized and such.
Two4America....I understand there are no righteous people. That's why I'm OK with the atheist folks. I'd much rather deal with an honest atheist than a deceptive Christian any time. I have forgiven them, but I have also learned that wearing symbolic jewelry is meaningless and can indeed be deceptive. Some so called atheists are more "Christian" in their behavior than many who claim to be Christian.
@wvernon1981 - God bless you. I will pray for you. I have not been baptized yet, but I am glad, because my “believe” was just not there yet. Sure, I studied His word some, but more from an educational perspective, not spiritual. If you prayed to be saved, I believe Jesus heard you. And He knows your heart. He knows if you really “believe” – trust in, rely on, and cling to Him. Please pray and read His word for answers. It could really help to seek out a Bible-based church, brothers and sisters can help you – pray with you, study His word with you, and help you grow in faith.
@Pomona – I understand, and I’m sorry. Unfortunately, if Christianity is judged based on Christians not being perfect, then Jesus is forgotten. Christians certainly have a responsibility to act as Jesus would want them to, but because they are not perfect, they often fail. And other Christians have just as much a responsibility to help other brothers and sisters to remember to obey Jesus, “if thy brother should sin, rebuke him; and if he should repent, forgive him.”
I would have to become unconvinced of everything I have been convinced of through reason and evidence. I learned to be a skeptic, only accepting things that can be demonstrated to be true. I highly doubt that anything is going to change but being intellectually honest, my mind can be changed if I learn something that changes my current understanding of reality.
September 21, 2012 at 11:00am
Your comment….Now you can understand why God doesn’t see fit to allow some people to have children. As a Christian who had struggled with infertility issues, I just want to thank you personally for putting us in the same category as this woman. People like you are a daily challenge to our faith.
September 17, 2012 at 9:25pm
You should look into the behavior of some private equity firms these days. Wasserstein and their little turn around with Harry & David is a good place to start. Just the other day, Robert McKeon, head of Veritas Capital committed suicide. Things are not what they seem. Think of it this way….homeowners went a little crazy when it came to using the “equity” in their homes…now, many folks owe more than their homes are worth. Private equity firms did the same thing as homeowners did, and had their companies take out insane loans against their businesses. The sickening part about it is that the private equity firms then used those loans to pay themselves huge bonuses and then they had the audacity to saddle the taxpayers with the responsibility of meeting the pension obligations of the employees of the company. Not to mention the tax write offs and loopholes they created to benefit only themselves.That’s right…your successful guy Mitt, just another scam artist.
September 17, 2012 at 8:37pm
I don’t know why Romney doesn’t fire this guy. I heard Romney enjoys firing people.
Unless you have lived in another country under Socialism or worse... You truly do not understand what you are getting with Obama, Pilosi and Reed... I have lived in Europe and it is no picnic!!!
Do not think you are going to get a better life out of the Democrats... Mark my works, World War 3 will be because of the week policies of Obama!!! not to mention poverty...
I would also like to add one thing the those here who like Obama and the like... During what years of the last 12 years did you have the most wealth??? the answer is 2001-2008
Who was president during those years? need I say more??????
I like firing people, too. when they deserve it.
September 17, 2012 at 5:20pm
I went into my local Walmart on New Years Eve to use some really good coupons that were going to expire 12/31. I had forgotten to use them until then due to the holidays. I had a lot of coupons for free products and some for up to 5.00 off, so I basically got 80.00 worth of merchandise for about 6.00. I always put the coupon on the merchandise. The whole time the cashier was checking me out she accused me of having fake coupons and was interrogating me like I was a criminal. It was bad, she was shameless. She was the nastiest cashier I have ever encountered in my life. The store gets reimbursed for the coupons, so I don’t know what her issue was. Needless to say, my New Year’s resolution was to never shop there again. It is now September and I did break my resolution 2 times for a total of about 6.00, they used to get a HUGE chunk of money from me…no more.
September 14, 2012 at 10:06pm
Soy bomb…you are right it is totally insane. I’m wondering if there is any truth to that story about Romney’s tax records being hacked, you know, that Bitcoin thing. That could be a nasty wake up call that most of the “R” folks wouldn’t like to face. I think Romney was selected to create the structure for a new transitional global tax system for the US. The first step is the Territorial Tax.
September 14, 2012 at 8:48pm
I guess this story got planted on the site today because of the glut of horrible news this today/weekend. Soy bomb..hang in there, the truth will come out about the ways of private equity companies. “Business” done in this manner is what my dog does outside on my lawn. It is very depressing to know that there really is no honorable choice in this election. On a lighter note, is it just me, or does Mitt look a little like “Michael Scott” from “The Office” in the Bain & Company photo that is on the main page?
September 10, 2012 at 10:06pm
Sally Lieber, never heard of her before….WOW! What a quote. It really pains me to hear these women talk this way. No real woman would ever talk like that. I guess that is the difference between a sl&t and a woman.