There really isn’t much information to go on. Anonymous health professionals coming forward to report an “emerging health crisis” and “alarming trend” sound scary, but without names, numbers, and socioeconomic data, it means nothing. Why are pregnant mothers, or women generally, becoming addicted to marijuana? Are there other drugs (OTC and recreational drugs) in their systems? How is this connected to legalization? Correlation or causation (the article suggests causation in that they are addicted because marijuana is legal, which is stupid to the ‘nth degree) Are there more marijuana addicts over all? Where are they getting their fix?
I’m not meaning to suggest marijuana is harmless, but let cooler heads prevail and find the roots of addiction before putting in to law a knee jerk reaction.
Of course, on the other hand, Colorado did bring it on themselves and they are going to have to sort it out.
 February 23, 2015 at 3:59pm
Something to be considered. Every woman involved in a porn shoot or film is someone’s daughter. Whether she is there voluntarily, or coerced. Every woman involved in prostitution is also someone’s daughter, again, voluntarily or otherwise. Would you want your daughter involved in the porn and sex industry? If you are a sane and loving parent, then the answer is no. So why is it acceptable for other people’s daughters? If it’s bad for own daughter, you can be assured it’s just as bad for other parent’s daughters.
[-1] February 13, 2015 at 5:59pm
In a legal document like that, they are referring to trained drivers are they not, especially of the variety that will literally drive while you sleep in the berth?
Christian or not, it is both unwise false to list JESUS as a co-driver, particularly since there are many men named “Jesus” in the US. Be clear and precise in your documentation or expect to reprimanded if not fired.
If you wish to express faith, do so; but do it in a way and at a time that does not leave doubts about your sanity and honesty.
 February 6, 2015 at 9:54am
Despicable. How insane and abusive can a parent get? Completely unjustified.
1. Stranger danger is a myth. A child is far more likely to be attacked or kidnapped by family (as this demonstrates, although typically it’s done by the non-custodial parent). Strangers very rarely victimize children they don’t know. Parents, significant others, and even priests and teachers all have a greater reputation for exploiting children than do strangers.
2. Nothing justifies outright trauma to a child. It doesn’t matter whether this six year old was being disobedient toward his mother or ignored her guidance concerning strangers. On a related note, I don’t think schools are justified in simulating active shooter drills during instructional hours for the same reasons. The risk and damage of trauma is greater than the actual risk of danger.
3. His ability to speak to strangers may save his life or the lives of others. Too many kids are helpless and infantalized and have no idea how to relate to other people or ask for help. They simply give up or commit suicide when the going gets too rough. Too many people have heard “stranger danger” all their childhood and grew up with the habit of not speaking to new neighbors and keeping their eyes averted. Entire neighborhoods are full of people who distrust and despise each other as potential enemies instead of friends and a support network.
 February 5, 2015 at 3:29pm
Excuse me, Mr. Obama?! Get off your own high horse. We are not dealing with the crimes and issues of half a millenia ago, or even a century ago. We’re talking about TODAY! The horrors being done right NOW, and it’s not the Christians! Stop your moral Twister game and do your job!
 February 4, 2015 at 11:34am
We don’t do cable or satellite TV in my house. If we are going to sit down and watch something, it better be available in BR or DVD or available online because we won’t justify spending money on cable, not when most of it is distortion and filth broken up only by commercials. If it’s worth our money to see it, we’ll pay for the program specifically.
 January 31, 2015 at 5:01am
Is there a large group of Muslims who regularly attend American rodeo? Is this in demand in Texas? I don’t live in Texas, but somehow I doubt either situation is true and that that move is glaringly out of context. It would seem more appropriate to have an Imam offer an invocation at a town hall meeting or soccer game in Detroit, where there are lots of Muslims. But over a rodeo with an audience that primarily consists of Christians, that’s not inclusive. That’s ignorant and marginalizing, and about as appropriate for that venue as singing another nation’s national anthem.
So, you admittedly don't know what you are talking about, yet you feel perfectly comfortably calling to exclude a segment of the population. Classy!
No, it is not in demand in Texas. Texas is probably the very worst place to try this kind of stupid stunt. I assume CAIR pressured the Ft. Worth Stock Show to have one of their guys do the prayer.
Rodeo Outreach Program? I assume muslims invented the rodeo much like they invented spaceflight and toilet paper.
 January 11, 2015 at 9:52pm
Not sure his attendance there, or anywhere else in public is called for. He can’t go anywhere without a small army of security and entourage members. He would only be in the way. There is nothing he can say, without contradicting everything he has said about Islam being a peaceful religion and how the “future doesn’t belong to blah blah blah people who disrespect Islam blah blah”. He’s in a corner, and for once is doing what he should do when it comes to issues not specifically outlined in his job description, which is to keep quiet about it. He should lay low. While I doubt it is his fault directly for the terrorism in France, he has done no significant and lasting thing to combat and condemn global terrorism and jihad.
 December 7, 2014 at 6:14pm
So either Jackie was lying, or she was so drunk out of her mind, that she can’t keep names, dates, and locations straight, or she’s mentally disabled.
sister : Guess what ? The Left has now come up with a new excuse for lies : the ' victims' suffer trauma so that makes them change their story ! ( a new defense : Blame the guy you claim did whatever to you for ALSO making you confused with your allegations and facts ?! ONLY A LEFTY RADICAL, SKILLED IN ' LUCIFERIAN ' LIES could come up with this one ! Can just hear the Devil : " Hey, I didn't tell Eve to eat that apple . She's lying . And she put a spell on me and, it confused me. I told her not to eat the apple before I told her to eat the apple ! None of this is my fault . She put a spell on me ! " ) Oh, brother.
December 6, 2014 at 3:54pm
False accusations. That’s why I never ever say “yea” or “nay” when someone tells me a rape story. It’s emotional poker when someone is playing the rape card. Either they mean it, or they don’t; and reacting emotionally is the wrong thing to do. If advise is what they seek, I either tell them to file a police report, or I say nothing.
 October 30, 2014 at 1:47pm
Marijuana is legal in Colorado! Let’s cancel Halloween! Oh my! So scary! As if drug addicts and dealers just throw high priced goods at the children of strangers! Lawd almighty…
“Take, for instance, the fact that nine children were treated for accidentally consuming marijuana at Children’s Hospital Colorado in the first half of 2014; this was more than the entire number treated in all of 2013, the Times reported”
You may want to clarify the above statement. Did the children consume marijuana on the hospital’s premises, or else where. The way it is written implies that the children consumed marijuana while at the hospital. That would a bigger story than MJ laced Halloween candy any day.
What is the treatment for a small child that consumes THC anyway? Sleep it off?
 October 22, 2014 at 11:17pm
Police officers, as far as my understanding goes do not give chase to motorcyclists that do not pull over. Too large a chance of causing a serious accident. They take note of the lisences and either mail them their tickets, or arrest them at their homes. I don’t think they got away with it at all.
 October 16, 2014 at 1:43pm
Another useless, irrelevant regulation, from a useless, irrelevant regulatory agency, to protect us from the statistically insignificant. Just another day in which an office of the government can not justify it’s own existence.
 October 12, 2014 at 12:06am
Professionally printed signs and t-shirts, and transportation. The logistical considerations of over one thousand protestors. Money is clearly being spent, which means fundraising or unions are involved. Blaze, can you investigate who is funding these riot events.
Cause when AFP have their signs they're all handmade -______- The Koch brothers do the same thing...
 September 12, 2014 at 10:12am
The term “lakes” is a deadly misnomer. More like in-land seas. The Great Lakes, and Lake Superior in particular, are dangerous waters. There are over 600 documented wrecks and sinkings in these lakes. They basically have to close in the winter, even with special boats and barges designed specifically Michigan’s waters in mind. Shallows, sudden drop offs, rocks, swift and violent storms, ice, ice, and more ice from mid fall to late spring; it’s amazing the Great Lakes were considered navigable at all before modern imaging, charts, and GPS. The lakes were charted by trial and error; agonizing, expensive, life and soul claiming error.
Great Lakes were formed in the REALLY early days of global warming... Flatulence of all animals is my guess...
Back when those glaciers were receding 20,000yrs ago...
WHOA!... to finish that last sentence on the timeline, I looked up how many years ago the glaciers backed up to form 'em.
Went to bing.com and typed Great Lakes formation... Saw the govt's NOAA site, figuring it being a good source, clicked on it...
Take a look at the first paragraph... Who would a thunk it?
Superior it's said, never gives up her dead, when the gales of November come early.
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at the former Whitefish Point Coast Guard Station on Lake Superior and the Michigan Upper Peninsula is well worth a visit. If any artifacts are recovered from the "Nelson," I expect them to end up there to join the bell from the "Edmund Fitzgerald." The latter was recovered only after a replica, inscribed with the names of the 29 lived lost, was taken to the wreck and installed as a memorial to replace the original.
 September 4, 2014 at 8:12pm
Number one: if the school intends to enforce a dress code, then they ought to have a clear uniform policy.
Number two: they did not send her home to change or issue warning because?
Number three: did Mom and daughter bother to sit down and read the code of conduct? My schools sent a copy every summer.
Number four: daughter has emotional issues if a stupid outfit causes so much stress it makes her break out in hives. Has she never been disciplined by anyone ever before?
I'm pretty sure the "hives" were fabricated. I don't see any in the selfie.
Unless maybe she's "allergic" to rules. (I'm kidding, I'm kidding, I gave a more serious comment earlier, that was fair to both sides of the story.).
Scabies from the illegal who wore it last?
 September 2, 2014 at 9:00pm
OK. A hostile force takes over Libya and the commandeers commercial aircraft, in Libya, who they just took over, for whatever nefarious purposes. USDOT/FAA knows to clear the skies if necessary, and USAF knows what to look for and, per regulation, shoots down non-responsive aircraft that meets description of missing aircraft. Big whoop! The enemy has repeatedly made their plans quite clear. The question I have to ask is why distract the American public with this? Yes, there is the matter of reporting the news in an honest way; but lately I wonder what is hiding behind the big story. What’s on page five that we are never supposed to get to or think important because the big story is the scary terrorists doing what scary terrorists generally do? Terrifying terrorists terrifying terrified people. Big story!
I totally agree. The FAA knows about every plane that enters our air space, and if one does come and they're not on the list, just blast them out of the sky.
 August 26, 2014 at 7:44am
Flowers in planters. Bushes neatly trimmed. Streets swept clean. I’m no fan of Russia or communism either, but I’m calling BS on this article. This is no abandoned village. This is a tourest village before people are awake.
But what if a woman in at a restaurant bar with some friends? And some guy buys her a drink? He could be the future father of her children or a complete scumbag. She doesn't know. This nail polish could help even in more casual situations.