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  • [15] October 10, 2014 at 6:30pm

    Suicide is Self Euthenasia, no difference other than the responsible party. Asking a doctor to come aboard actually moves the responsibility to society, and is contrary to the Hypocratic Oath. If you want to create a class of death dealers that have the right to death drugs, then do it, but leave doctors out of it. Did slitting your wrists, shooting yourself, hanging, or jumping off something really high, taking a bunch of pills, etc. suddenly become less palatable that we need death dealers?

    Pets are euthenized as a result of a complex set of variables that the owners and vets come to, at least in the context you are using it. It’s not about respect or dignity at all. Our society so devalues pets (directly in contradiction to your point) that it euthenizes them for no purpose other than to save cage space or cost to house them until an owner is found. It is the loving and caring owner that is so torn by euthenasia that they make it an issue of morality. Society has already put the value of a pet close to nothing. The ratio of loved pets euthanized to socially euthanized ones is so minor it’s a blip on the radar.

    Mr. Walsh’s arguments aren’t strawman ones. They are logic based, laid out and derived. A strawman has to have an unrealistic distortion of the oppositions actual position. He is actually quoting and linking real opposition points of view and pages. That removes the strawman.

  • [4] October 10, 2014 at 6:12pm

    sorry, cut off…

    People that advocate for this are people that are capable of excusing any behavior with the right amount of justification. Like Mr. Walsh says, where do you draw the line?

  • [9] October 10, 2014 at 6:11pm

    It, actually, is NOT her choice. She did not choose to be born. None of our lives belong solely to us.

    For most of us, a physical act of love created us and brought us into this world. For the rest, it’s tragic but not something that should define us.

    For most of us, love cared for us, nurtured us and raised us to be good people. For the rest, life is a struggle with a lot of hard lessons to learn without the benefit of a loving, caring home, but we are still expected to become good people.

    For most of us, we do not know the time or day of our death and it is sudden, frequently painful and terrifying. She is blessed to know that it is at least near and she can prepare for it.

    For most of us, our lives are defined by those we live with, those we love, those we associate with and those we admire. To assume that we alone are in full control of our lives is incomprehensible when it is almost impossible to find the person who is fully a product of touching nobody else.

    If just one person in my life feels horrible for the pain and suffering that I might go through in such a situation, but still wants to spend one more day with me, then not only am I obliged to try to live that one more day for them, but also for myself and what that one day might bring.

    Suicide is the ulitmate act of selfishness. To ask a doctor whom has taken an oath to do no harm to assist you turns that act into asking someone to be an accompliss in murder and selfishness.

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  • [2] October 8, 2014 at 11:09am

    I work with these crews regularly. They are very brave and certainly have that ‘fighter jock’ mentality. They are impressive pilots and have my greatest respect and thanks.

    God Speed Sir, thank you for your sacrifice in fighting something that could overwhelm entire towns.

  • October 8, 2014 at 10:50am

    I look at WalMart almost once a week. There has never been 22LR on the shelves. Their staff says that it is sold out the second it is unboxed when they get the delivery.
    I am also having a hard time finding .357mag for my DE. It requires 180gr jacketed ammo and nobody has it. Good thing my brother hand loads it for me, but I can’t find the bullets for that process either.

    The ammo industry is just hoping this this a ‘craze’ and will go away. They should be opening new lines, even with older equipment to make the older cartridges and put their new lines onto the high demand rounds.

  • [-2] October 8, 2014 at 10:41am

    Uh, contrast this article with this one:

    Seems like she might benefit but alas, she will be dead before she even tries to fight to live.

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  • [20] October 8, 2014 at 10:39am

    Yes, he knows but that is still killing someone. Unwarranted death is not ours to decide.

  • [2] October 2, 2014 at 10:58am

    Lewis is correct. It’s about the ball being in play. I’ve also seen poorly ‘lobbed’ outside the strike zone balls swung at and hit, can’t recall if it was an MLB or college game but I did see it.
    Baseball is a thinking person’s sport. Skill and talent need to be there but strategy is laid out bare for all to see unlike football where you can hide it behind formations and some trickery. Baseball has very little trickery and thus where you can employ it becomes even more important.
    The pitch out is one of the places where it can be employed.
    Taking away one of those places reduces the permutations in the strategy area.

    I’m glad I’ve stopped watching the game. Was getting tired of the egos and outrageous salaries, now the rules themselves make it less enjoyable.

    I’ll start watching again when the game comes back down to being fun.

  • October 1, 2014 at 1:05pm

    Scare tactic. True, millions may die from it but mankind will survive, even Americans. We can survive in the harshest environments the planet can dish out. Humanity is not as easy to kill as previous extinction species.

  • [1] September 30, 2014 at 8:13pm


    She closed her shop in order not to be a ‘public’ business under the law any more so that she did not have to obey the dubious law. She either had to do this or suborn her beliefs.

    Making donuts and cupcakes and having a customer purchase them is different from making a cake for an openly homosexual wedding. Your counter argument assumes full knowledge of the baker to some previous ceremony that may or may not have been gay or straight and the baker was complicit in it. That is not known.

    What is clear is that the lesbian couple had an agenda when they went for this cake. What we don’t know is when the bakers became aware of the relationship and that only has an impact on what level the bakers felt they were suborning their beliefs. They can do something once, feel bad about it and refuse to do it again. So even that has no real value in the argument.

  • [59] September 30, 2014 at 11:16am

    Both captains ignored right of way rules.

    The rear ship to the right was constrained by underwater topography, his course was locked, but he should’ve been slowing long before those ships even came close.

    The one to the left is the smaller vessel and less heavily loaded, thus he had better maneuvering capability and failed to use it. He insisted on right of way because he was the lead ship but failed to recognize the trailing ship was heavier and course locked, making that course lock worse with each passing second.

    Final verdict, to imbaciles with captains licenses, even if they weren’t manning the helm at the time.

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  • [45] September 30, 2014 at 11:07am

    Sorry, I would’ve dug them up, documenting the process, moved someplace financially and legally safe, and then they would’ve been on ebay for years to come or sold at coin shows.

    After that, I’d have sold the story rights full of drama and intrigue, real or imagined. Isn’t that what reality shows do these days?

  • [9] September 30, 2014 at 11:00am

    Actually Zappa, lets take your example in a different vein.

    I’m a butcher and sell all kinds of meat products. Should I be forced to sell vegatables to cater to vegetarians? Should I be restricted from selling pork products to not offend Jews and Muslims? Can devout Hindu’s shut me down because I am assisting in killing their sacred animal (cows)?

    Now, someone’s choice is impacting my public business. Sex is as much of a choice as is religion. Neither are necessary to ‘live’ but both grant fulfillment of self. Now we are being told that sex and whom you have sex with is more important of a decision factor than ones faith. To the liberals, that’s a “duh” perspective because they don’t value faith. To religious sorts, that’s outrageous because they do value faith.

    Welcome to the debate. Care to check in with relevant points of view?

  • [5] September 30, 2014 at 10:48am

    Your stats are bunk thegunshow. They have been disproven multiple times.

    No eligible voter says “Gee, I’m not going to vote today because I don’t have ID.” Those people don’t vote because they don’t want to. Picture ID is freely available to all of them in all states.

    Personally, if you can’t take the time to get your free Photo ID, I really don’t want you voting because you won’t take the time to actually learn about any of the people or issues you are voting on.

    Voter ID is a nice way to prevent fraud AND require the insufferably lazy to actually do something if they actually felt the urge to get up and go vote anyway.

    As far as the other sorts of voter fraud, full digitization of the system with a mail out of a ‘voter pass’ to be able to vote in person or electronically would also work to stop fraud. You can’t vote more than once if your ‘ID’ is tagged to a single voter pass.

    The system can be made mostly fraud proof, but since politicians are kept in power by acts of fraud, they don’t want to do anything about it… not really.

  • [4] September 25, 2014 at 8:12pm

    It’s not about Dem vs. Repub, it’s about conservative vs. progressive. There are no conservatives left in the Democratic Party and the Republicans are fast on their heels with the purge of their party they’ve started this year.

    I fear it will take a fully collapse to bring people back to sanity.

  • [12] September 25, 2014 at 7:48pm

    S-25 and A-10 aren’t even comparable. One can theoretically return with half of the aircraft shot away, the other is a jet powered ripoff of the old Skyraider and A-4.

    There isn’t a ground attack aircraft in the world that can out attack an A-10. The Air Force only wants to eliminate them because they are expensive to maintain in combat conditions and they aren’t glamorous at all. There is very little glamor in a flying sledgehammer, unless you are friendly boots on the ground and see the bugger fly overhead and it’s the most beautiful plane on the planet.

  • [3] September 25, 2014 at 1:39pm

    Folks, the rose colored glasses worn here don’t allow these guys to see the forest for all the trees in the way.

    We are governed by the imbecilic.

  • [1] September 25, 2014 at 10:55am

    The German Heavy Metal was an interesting music choice….

    Looks like fun, though for me I’d have to get my pants cleaned…

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  • September 25, 2014 at 10:50am

    Those are bunker busters, not much shockwave. The penetrated the roof and went into the sub floor strata to detonate. They were intending to take the building down with the upward convulsion of the foundation. Looks like they were only partially successful.

    I would have followed those penetrators up with a couple of 1000lb laser guided bombs just to be certain only a crater was left. However, it could have been in a sensitive area (civvies around) so they wanted to minimize the shrapnel.

  • [13] September 24, 2014 at 3:52pm


    That wasn’t his reasoning at all. You are creating a strawman argument then knocking it down.

    The point he is making is that Pot does have judgment impairing capabilities, something the legalize crowd maintains it does not.

    My point is that the debate is hopelessly flawed in false facts and positions on both sides that deny reality. It’s going to make for a garbage result no matter which way you go.

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