That is a mystery! Hopefully the new environment is perfect for otters. As Charles Darwin quoted: It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.
Anyone who calls themself a progressive should just be ashamed...period.
Well I'm not ashamed. However, there are different views I agree with other progressives.
Progressive is an umbrella word. To be a progressive you ARE either a socialist/communist/marxist/statist or facist. So wich are you????
I don't care if you are not a believer. That's not the issue.
What the issue is.....the Founders said your rights come from God.
Man cannot give you rights.
Well, 267...man "could" give you rights, or not!
December 25, 2012 at 1:43pm
Jewish or not. I can always make room for chicken chow mein.
No, I think he looks more like Gregory Rasputi. Anton was bald and I think little facial hair.
December 25, 2012 at 12:49pm
I always wondered why people will just get up one day and decide to kill other people. The human mind is strange. There is still a lot more we need to understand how people think and what influence their emotions.
I vote for he was not meeting Maslow's hierarchy of needs. If that is not it I think the church has it covered in the 7 deadly sins.
I do not think that his motives were mysterious. I think they were pedestrian. After the fact who is going to say rage or jealousy got the better of them. They don't want to admit such mundane reasons, so they don;t tell police investigator or the court. they keep mum. And so it is chalked up as a "mystery".
Spengler was not telling. A prison psychiatrist cannot tell us. Unless it is a sensational crime, an investigative journalist is not going to interview family fiends, childhood friends, coworkers and be able to find out.
The cause was pedestrian in nature.
NO! We do not need to find out 'why' people do what they do! The first time someone kills another person we need to effectively take them out of society for 'life', or 'kill' them when warranted, due to the depravity of their heinous acts! This NEVER happens in the "STALINIST" controlled State of NY. The communist in 'elected' power exalt themselves over acts a violence; violent acts allow them to CRACK DOWN on 'violence' and re-tighten the shackles slowly choking 'Liberty' and 'Freedom out of law abiding citizens. Get out of NY NOW before it's completely transformed into a GULAG and your trapped. Most NY's are ALREADY communists and they are NOT your friends!
You spoke of "mass punishment". Are you familiar with this phrase?
Freedom... of course!
December 23, 2012 at 7:45pm
The shooting was a sad event. However, everyone needs to realize this happened because Adam Lanza had mental problems. It wasn’t because of religion, video games or movies, etc. We need to better help Americans with mental problems. That way we can avoid these terrible events.
December 22, 2012 at 1:00pm
Another reason why religion leads to madness and mob mentally.
When was the last time the Presbyterians, Methodist, Catholics etc rioted in the streets? The only group I see protesting and resorting to violence are: UNIONS, OWS, MUSLIMS, BLACKS and with the exception of Muslims are all PROGRESSIVES. Do you care to explain that FACT?
Every revolution in the world has either started by the Communists, Marxist, Socialist or the LEFT. The one exception is when America fought the British to escape SOCIALISM from a King. Funny how we have come full circle, we now have a President who acts like he is a KING.
Or Occupy Wall Street, or the Cuban Revolution that killed hundreds after Castro came into power. Or Hitler or any one a progressive/or dictator.. Check you history.
Muslims riot mostly for religion nonsense. And will come to America soon.
Chromo200, what was the religious reason in Libya, or Egypt, or now in Syria. Think before you write. The masses are attempting to overthrow dictators. Might not work, but religion wasn't the reason. And, we had a hand in the dictatorial oppression, as we did in Iran.
December 21, 2012 at 9:33pm
I’m alive! Thank God! I cannot believe how many people believed in the 2012 doomsday conspiracy theories. Hopefully a lot of people will wake up and realize the Mayans didn’t predict the end of the world and that their religion is best left to them compared to conspiracy believers.
December 19, 2012 at 3:04pm
I’m an American of Latino/Hispanic (Mexican and Cuban) ancestry. While many would defend revolutionaries or rebels who were Latino/Hispanic many were people who wanted power and didn’t support liberty. Tiburcio Vásquez sounds like a person who used Mexican rights to defend his crimes. There are many Latino’s who were (are) great leaders who should be looked up to; not criminals who stole and killed people.
December 18, 2012 at 8:21am
I never understood why people want boys to act more like girls and vice versa. Even though I’m supportive of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage. I don’t agree with making kids act like something their not. Boys should learn how to cook. However, they shouldn’t try to be girls and buy cheaply made toys marketed to girls. Girls should be encouraged to play sports. However, they shouldn’t force to look like boys. This is just my stupid rant. The world has gone insane!
Its easy, its called the feminization of society, This gal I'm quite sure got her impetus from her feminist mom and feminized dad to bring "equality" to children's gender. Equality means remove/discourage male tendencies and compromise toward feminine tendencies.
Its isn't making kids do anything though. It is however giving them an option to get an easy bake oven that isn't pink if they want one.
So where is the Easy Bake on rainbow colors for gays ?
December 17, 2012 at 2:32pm
This is why I love science. Jan, who has been unable to feed herself. Now has the help with modern robotics. Awesome!
December 11, 2012 at 10:33pm
As a skeptic I do not believe that the bible is accurate. It has changed over time do to translations, different denomination had their own traditions and practices, etc. What I try to see is how the bible came about in the ancient Middle East. What influenced these wild tales and legends, How did everything change throughout the years, and how modern day beliefs and religions are similar and different compared to the stories that influenced them. The biblical account was influenced by similar legends. Early man most likely didn’t understand why their homes and lands can be flooded. After they returned from the flood I imagine they saw the destruction and death of all kind of people and animals. They would create stories how God’s probably were disappointed in them because they didn’t live the way they believed God wanted them to. Stories were either told or written. Passed down generation to generation; the stories would also change and spread over time. Early Israelis adopted the story since they shared the same beliefs as early Middle Easters.
December 11, 2012 at 9:44pm
This is interesting. Even though I’m skeptical that the entire world was flooded and that Noah’s Ark happened. It is interesting how all these stories of large floods came about. The Epic of Gilgamesh is the earliest known case of God’s who flooded the world. In my opinion it is possible something happened in the past that resulted in large floods which became legends.
I teach The Epic of Gilgamesh as the private school where I work, and it's an interesting story. My students discuss how it can be possible that it was written before the Noah account, written by Moses during the Exodus through the wilderness. They also discuss if a later account can actually be more accurate than an older account, which of course it can be, if the source is more accurate, and arguably, if Moses' source was God himself, the Biblical account would be the more accurate. Of course, this is where faith meets history, and that's a whole other debate. Still, it is great that a small religious school like mine can discuss these kinds of things, while the liberal government run schools can't touch it.
As a skeptic I do not believe that the bible is accurate. It has changed over time do to translations, different denomination had their own traditions and practices, etc. What I try to see is how the bible came about in the ancient Middle East. What influenced these wild tales and legends, How did everything change throughout the years, and how modern day beliefs and religions are similar and different compared to the stories that influenced them. The biblical account was influenced by similar legends. Early man most likely didn't understand why their homes and lands can be flooded. After they returned from the flood I imagine they saw the destruction and death of all kind of people and animals. They would create stories how God's probably were disappointed in them because they didn't live the way they believed God wanted them to. Stories were either told or written. Passed down generation to generation; the stories would also change and spread over time. Early Israelis adopted the story since they shared the same beliefs as early Middle Easters.
The bible is the best historical record we have.You can't discount it completely as fairy tales and legends .
You have to look to : anthropology ,archeology and geology to find any possible facts.
Taking into account the known world of 10,000 or 5,000 years ago is nothing like our concept of the earth , The planet and climate have been through many stages and evolutions .The people had no idea the planet was round,had multiple continents and no concept of the diversity of animals .
The most advanced civilization of the time were Semitic peoples - a small portion of which became Jews. As shown from the DNA of ancient remains - 9,000 year old tooth from Jericho Y DNA Haplotype J ,a type considered definitive of Jews.And similar remains in Israel ,Lebanon ,Jordan ,Syria ,Iran & Egypt .
A huge flood was not impossible , a man saving people and animals is more likely than not. A "premonition " of a coming flood is explainable .
Judaism ,the parent religion , is the meeting of God,science and man. It gave man explanations,reasons ,morality ,education ,organization and developed societies .
So the story of Noah would be from the perception,beliefs and knowledge of these people .
We need all the remains,relics and info we can find to make any sort of assumptions .
The biggest enemy to archeologists,anthropologist and historians are muslims ,who sell or destroy all evidence they find and create fake muslim items.
You know, I get the impression most of you who talk about Gilgamesh have never actually read it. His ark is a cube. There's just no way it's the real account and the biblical one (with a boat design that's been proven to be highly seaworthy) the distortion. It's clearly the other way around. Gilgamesh was also recorded much later, according to the toledoth theory (that Moses compiled older accounts in Genesis, as Genesis contains apparent author statements at various points throughout it, from Adam, Noah, etc.).
May 16, 2012 at 9:45am
I dislike “rabbi” Shmuley. He is to friendly toward Christian teachings, liberal squabble, etc. Not Jewish!
You seem to have forgotten where Christianity came from. The TEACHINGS OF A JEW!!!!!
May 15, 2012 at 1:58pm
Thanks the blaze for this great article. I know myself and other users will disagree with different issues but I have a lot of respect for Tarek Fatah. There is a lot of white guilt, eco guilt, etc in the liberal movement today. All you have to do is look at article by Daily Kos to see how emotion and guilt is used to persuade people to vote liberal. I’m critical of conservatism too but I find the left as very hypocritical and crooked.
May 13, 2012 at 3:04pm
As an American with a lot of Mexican ancestry I hate hearing news like this. The drug war in Mexico is just chaotic and has ruined North America (U.S, Mexico and other countries near by). I cannot see how living your life in danger for drugs and profit from selling drugs for profit.