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sister1_rm

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  • [6] August 20, 2014 at 10:08pm

    Is it me, or does there seem to be an unusual number of stories about children in India having bizarre deformities and health problems, more so than any other country I can think of.

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  • August 14, 2014 at 7:58am

    I don’t see what Ferguson, MO has to do with Mr. Obama (who I never call “President”). Nothing this guy does is ever right, and even if he suddenly became somber and took domestic issues seriously, I doubt it would impress anyone. It’s a local issue, and I’m surprised anyone informed him at all, and even more so that he made a condescending statement and condolences (not the condescending part). He should have kept his trap shut because everything he says get picked apart (perhaps correctly so) and used as race bait. I’m not surprised he is dancing, because it doesn’t concern him, on a professional or political level, or even on an emotional or moral level (at least from what his words and actions indicate).

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  • [3] August 12, 2014 at 1:47pm

    Let’s just have a moment of clarity. As commercial products become more and more safe, the bar of what is considered unsafe is brought lower to justify the resistance of various consumer product safety panels and government agents. We’ve become so safety obsessed that we don’t differentiate between a statistically possible and obviously dangerous. Statistically possible but unlikely: a child dies of heat stroke in a parked car. Statistically significant and obviously dangerous: driving. Which one kills more per year? We have laws against leaving children in parked cars, but no law prevents parents from transporting children in moving cars so long as they are properly restrained. If statistics were used as a basis for laws and public policies, instead of fear and emotion, there would be no laws against children in parked cars (except whereas the parked car is used as a tool of murder), and even more very strict laws concerning minors in movimg vehicles (not that I support more road laws and prohibitions).

    As for toothpaste, this is scare mongering. Show some facts and figures about who triclosan poses a risk for, or whether the risk factor is statistically significant, or whether cumulative damage is substantially possible from the use of triclosan in multiple products. I know some things are better for our health than others, but I don’t bend over backwards just because a news reporter or bureaucrat tells me too.

  • [5] August 2, 2014 at 3:06pm

    Part of me is concerned for the safety of the drivers, another part of me mourns at the loss of butter.

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  • July 30, 2014 at 3:15pm

    I don’t agree of most of Dawkin’s opinions. He’s a cold Atheist, but an honest one. He doesn’t back down, he defends his views, and refrains from the accusations and threats so many other celebrity Atheists resort to when they can’t argue their point.

    No, I don’t agree with his views on Israel. It’s bad that insinuates that Israel shouldn’t exist as a nation; but lying about his views is far worse. Over all, however, I would prefer that he stick to his area of expertise, which (if my understanding is correct) is not global or religious history

  • July 30, 2014 at 3:05pm

    He’s just saying he approves of neither. Right or wrong, at least he is honest about where he stands on the issue, unlike another celebrity who is fond of spewing lies and mixed messages (cough cough, Obama, cough, sniffle)

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  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 3:01pm

    This is one of those rare cases where I can see Dawkins logic. The only thing I really admire about him is that he is not lukewarm. He is hot or cold (mostly cold), he makes it clear where he stands.

    I was repeatedly raped as a child. The teenager who did it didn’t inflict injury or give me a disease (thank G-d). He could have, and it most definitely would have made it much worse; but I would rather have had the third option that he simply have left me alone. I still don’t trust myself to not attempt to kill him should I see him again. Mild rape is bad, hard rape is worse; I would rather not experience either because they are both hideous and scarring.

    Dawkin’s logic can be understood once in while.

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  • [3] July 30, 2014 at 2:49pm

    It is well within the realm of possibility that the government is detaining cartel members, terrorists, or Guantanamo Bay prisoners in this “empty” prison. However, I’m going to err on the side of boring and say that most likely it is unionized corrections officers finishing out their contracts and securing the facility during the final inspections, inventory, and audit. Our government may have a history of corruption, underhanded policies, and shady secrets, but it has a much bigger reputation for bureaucracy.

  • [4] July 25, 2014 at 7:59pm

    I thought part of the reason for publishing in scientific journals was to give other qualified scientists the knowlege and opportunity to either validate or disprove the first’s findings.

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  • [8] July 24, 2014 at 3:08pm

    It’s probably because their cheese is mostly oil and has almost no milk or moisture in it.

  • [5] July 24, 2014 at 3:07pm

    It’s not the air content. The reason Wally’s “ice cream” sandwiches, and a number of other low end frozen treats don’t melt is that they have stabilizers in them so they will hold their shape even if they get somewhat warm for a while. It’s not new. Chocolate chips, and Hershey’s chocolate Kisses are also held together with stabilizers. Yeah. It’s gross.

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  • July 24, 2014 at 2:43pm

    Excuse me. Idiots, not jerks. Join me in the Idiot club.

  • July 24, 2014 at 2:39pm

    I just “thumbs downed” your statements because you brought up Glenn Beck for no apparent reason, and because you think people who “thumbs down” your statements are jerks.

    Anyone else want to join the Jerk Club?

  • July 24, 2014 at 2:32pm

    Thank you Margrt Sanger for that less than enlightening diatribe against the virtues of humanity and compassion. If only everone was a much of a ludite as you, then we would all have equally miserable, butal, and short lives.

  • [-2] July 23, 2014 at 12:45pm

    If I, as a parent, spoke to my own minor children about sex, the way she spoke to that girl, I could be prosecuted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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  • [4] July 23, 2014 at 11:05am

    I think I’ll keep my KJV. I’ve read it all my life and I just can’t wrap my head around other translations. It feels like I’m being spoken down too or that I am reading someone else’ take on the scriptures.

  • [2] July 22, 2014 at 8:06pm

    I suspect it was that Mr. Obama simply had no planned speech and wanted it to be a relatively private event. Of course, seeing as how his administration has repeatedly violated American trust, it has become next to impossible to give the Obamas he benefit of the doubt.

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  • [2] July 22, 2014 at 9:59am

    I’m taking a shot in the dark here, but what i think has been going on is not the Blaze, and by extension, Glenn Beck, fearing and silencing dissent. With regard to border relief, there have been some good arguments both for and against whether illegal aliens should be the recipients of private charity. Some of the related commentary was downright enlightening. Sadly, however, most of the comments were people vomiting insults and accusations, straying off the topic, or the same people recycling the same arguments over and over and over. By and large, the conversation was not moving forward. It had become polarized and moderation was needed faster than the moderators could moderate.

    I was disappointed at the shutdown of the comments section, but I blame the commenters, not the moderators this time.

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  • [12] July 22, 2014 at 9:00am

    Can you elaborate on what gaps the home school kids have in science, and what they are coming with. If their gals are in evolutionary theory and man made climate change, that’s actually understandable. If they are coming to you with hard sciences: physics and chemistry, that would make sense too. Most homeschooling families prefer to stick with science that is provable, solid, and pertinent to thir own fields of study.

  • [1] July 22, 2014 at 7:56am

    I suppose it could be construed that the Blaze, and by extension, Glenn Beck, would silence dissent on the matter of border relief. At first I felt disappointed that the comments were shut off, but i suspect it has something to do with the fact that the discussion had dissolved into mostly hurling insults, accusations, and generally getting off the topic, instead of a constructive and civilized debate on whether illegal immigrants should be the recipients of private charity or not. A number of science websites tend to shut down the commentary when it comes to evolutionary science for similar reasons.

    Off the subject, interesting screen name. A character whose actions tends to be in line with his words. Generally interested in freedom, completely devoted to his lover and friends. Prone to excessive monologue-ing.

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