User Profile: smojet

smojet

Member Since: January 09, 2013

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  • [4] July 30, 2014 at 1:31pm

    I think it’s weird that everybody jumps to comment on whether this should be LEGAL or not. What in the world? Not every controversy comes down to “should there be a law against this” or “is this illegal”! The question is, is this totally abrasive and rude? It is.

    A lot of you commenters are throwing the word “brat” around with alarming ease.

    “If we loved children, we would have a few. If we had them, we would want them as children, and would love the wonder with which they behold the world, and would hope that some of it might open our own eyes a little. We would love their games, and would want to play them once in a while…. We would want children tagging along after us, or if not, then only because we would understand that they had better things to do.”
    - Anthony Esolen

  • [1] July 28, 2014 at 10:22pm

    Just for a mental exercise, imagine demons are real and have wills of their own. Would they respond to scientific testing in a repeatable manner? If you’re going to argue this from a scientific standpoint, I don’t know if that’s a rational expectation.

    Ever read Flatland?

  • [-1] July 28, 2014 at 10:07pm

    You’re really spending a lot of time and energy on this. It really bothers you.

  • [-2] July 22, 2014 at 12:43am

    You seriously want to shoot people – even children – on sight. This lunacy is what makes my liberal-leaning family dismiss conservatives altogether, even though you’re a loud minority. American’s don’t treat people that way.

  • June 24, 2014 at 1:41am

    Can you prove this?

  • [3] June 24, 2014 at 1:34am

    Are you sure nothing has been caught on film? If video evidence were produced, would you change your stance, or say it was faked? If you’ve already made up your mind, you can explain away any evidence. It’s like being a conspiracy theorist: anything contrary to the conspiracy must be part of the conspiracy. Also, if people are correct that they are experiencing the actions of spirits with minds and wills, would those spirits submit to scientific testing and analysis under controlled conditions? Food for thought, Phillipmcd.

  • [3] June 24, 2014 at 1:22am

    It isn’t the cardboard and plastic, it’s the human will that’s at play. Do you think everyone here who is testifying that the board worked is lying or delusional? All of them?

  • [1] June 23, 2014 at 1:35pm

    If it’s benign, why hide the sensors in lamp posts? Has a reporter asked the city or the Art Institute that question?

  • May 20, 2014 at 4:46pm

    This is really sloppy use of the word “mistakes.” Politicians especially like to use it when they do something wrong on purpose and get caught, so it is mired in misuse and implies sin even though that isn’t what it means. Then to make matters worse, Driscoll comes up with a bunch of examples that aren’t sins OR mistakes. Is striking out a mistake? I don’t think so – it’s just failure to hit the ball. Mistakes and failures aren’t the same thing at all. His point was far too muddy to even evaluate. He didn’t define his terms. I don’t think he even knew exactly what he meant.

  • May 18, 2014 at 12:42am

    This story caught my eye because I always used to think our old husky behaved more like a cat than a dog. She was pretty indifferent when we came home — no big, retriever-like greeting. She usually didn’t bother to get up. When we called her, she would come only if it suited her, despite major efforts on my part. She slept curled up on the couch. She was coy — had to be wooed and given her space. I concur with an earlier poster: she was born to run, run, run! Amazing! At age ten, she went sprinting through almost three feet of fresh snow, and the distance between the tracks of her stride was easily eight feet. Fun to see these pics.

  • February 11, 2014 at 11:34am

    I agree – this was the same tradition when I was a kid. It was expected that everyone got a card. There’s value in building community this way, and not letting kids snub each other.

  • February 18, 2013 at 8:44pm

    This article uses pretty inflammatory language for what New York is trying to do, and I by no means trust New York’s government to do anything properly. But having lived in downtown Chicago, it was clear that a majority of the homeless I met on the streets had some form of mental illness, and it didn’t seem like the city was handling the situation well by just leaving them to suffer. If conservatives could actually run a major city for a change, what would we do about this problem? Leave things as they are?

  • January 25, 2013 at 7:05pm

    Agree – snatch her up, Glenn!!

  • January 9, 2013 at 3:17pm

    You people are missing the point. I clearly and obviously did not object to all bad news. It’s that it’s tragic, depressing, AND I gain nothing by reading it. Learning about what’s going on in the world is useful. And I just don’t find other people’s tragedies entertaining.

  • January 9, 2013 at 9:38am

    These types of stories make me want to avoid news sites. They are just tragic and make you feel awful, but serve no purpose other than to warn you about another way you could die from a freak accident. When I signed in to The Blaze TV today, it ran a commercial for The Blaze saying they wanted a dialogue, so here’s my feedback. Unless there’s some use for the information, could we avoid posting stories that just depress?

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