User Profile: Thornyrose13

Thornyrose13

Member Since: July 02, 2012

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  • April 19, 2014 at 4:35pm

    if it is causing “near accidents”, it’s not unreasonable for the police to ask that the hazard be moved. Most especially if it was put up on public property. to avoid the problem, simply put it up on private property.

  • April 17, 2014 at 4:52pm

    reasonable actions on the cops’ part, though it would be nice if they had practiced and used some “come along” holds. The man was an obvious threat to self or others, so he had to be taken in. Unfortunate, and hopefully the autopsy will reveal something.

  • April 3, 2014 at 2:58pm

    actually, this isn’t science. He is right, if mutations were totally random, it probably would take trillions of years. Like the proverbial chimps typing to reproduce the works of Shakespeare. But evolution doesn’t work like that. With natural selection, the mutations that are beneficial remain. This would be like keeping all the letter “a”s in Shakespeare’s work that fell in the right place, then retyping the rest. Then again favoring certain letters, this cuts evolution down from trillions to millions of years or less. It also explains why “cats don’t grow wings” and other nonsensical arguments against evolution. As for the human eye, it’s not even that well designed, though it’s pretty good for something that evolved. eye evolution has been explained repeatedly, but creationists refuse to look at the evidence(pun intended).

  • April 3, 2014 at 11:54am

    This isn’t even a first amendment case. It’s an idiotic interpretation of a state rule or regulation. If the book were Harry Potter, or the Iliad, or any other book, it’s the kid’s right to have and read it after school hours. The same applies to this child, and the officials who thought funding was at stake are too stupid for their jobs. As for the ACLU, don’t like them much, but they are reasonably consistent in their choices of cases, as shown here.

  • April 2, 2014 at 8:15am

    what a lesson in civics this girl has learned. What was a cute story about a child willing to act on her desires turns into a churlish tale of politicians putting their own religious agendas ahead of fulfilling that child’s wishes. All he had to do was simply vote on the bill as it stood, and worry about pushing through some other bill about “acknowledging a Creator”. Now he has wasted state time and money, as well as making the legislature look stupid.

  • April 1, 2014 at 9:52pm

    since he said “you and I” owned GM during at least part of the time, that means he has to carry out the sentence on himself. Just make sure the criminal charges are filed on whatever government officials and union reps who were also involved in this coverup.

  • March 28, 2014 at 9:24am

    So, her prayers would be ineffective if done privately before coming out for the public meeting? This isn’t about God, this is about this particular person displaying her piety like a peacock strutting for a hen. The Founding Fathers made religion a private issue, given the centuries of warfare that occurred in Europe due to publicly mandated religion. Alas, there are people today who still wish to slide back into those days.

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  • March 13, 2014 at 9:58pm

    so, in the midst of a firefight, knowing they are in hostile territory, this twit is suggesting a highly professional and well trained team is going to waste ammo on a dead target just for the heck of it? I don’t buy it. There are plenty of other reasons that the pictures were not released, so I see no reason to accept this one.

  • March 12, 2014 at 7:55pm

    Love it. good loser, not bad moves, and I am betting a lot of people were smiling when they drove by.

  • March 5, 2014 at 8:02pm

    An adult has the right to refuse any treatments they wish, so long as they make such a decision while in their right mind. That’s what living wills and advanced directives are for. But to deny children the most appropriate treatments for medical or trauma conditions is murder. If your God is just, the child has no stigma for having received such treatments. If he is not, what is the point of trying to abide by (your interpretation ) of his commandments. This is one of the cases where government intervention is appropriate.

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  • March 5, 2014 at 7:53pm

    At least the letter writer spoke up, albeit anonymously, rather than seething in quiet frustration. The fact that the child’s father is a brain surgeon does not mitigate the crassness of bringing a baby to such a place. At the least, the family could have requested a room or suite that would mitigate the noise levels.

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  • March 5, 2014 at 5:15pm

    I thought the PSA was well done. It makes a single point; children are suffering. I am sure the website offers some sort of solutions. I see no harm in bringing peoples’ attention to the issue. And while I agree that there is little we can do, it’s at least worth taking a few moments to think about solutions, than simply shrugging our shoulders.

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  • March 5, 2014 at 9:57am

    Little things can build up to bigger things. When people can relate to a cop, think of him as one of “us” instead of “them”, people are more cooperative. And it works the other way. Cops develop the us vs them mentality because of constantly dealing with the worst representatives of the human race. Events like this remind them that there are good people too. Sure, the world is burning, but this won’t stop that burning, but may act as a flame retardant locally. People having clean fun is always good. period.

  • March 5, 2014 at 9:45am

    If it’s found property, the government owes them a finders fee. If it’s stolen, the government has to prove it before they can confiscate the money. And they would still owe a finders fee. Otherwise, the money is theirs, and they should not be pushed up against an unreasonable deadline to pay taxes on the items.Or the government will have to accept payment in kind, with the appropriate number of coins to meet the levied taxes.
    Unfortunately none of this will happen, because our rapacious government wants it all.

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  • March 4, 2014 at 11:19pm

    Before every “science” class taught at this college, a waiver should be handed to each student advising them that what they are learning is not based on evidence, but on bronze age beliefs passed down to this day, and that students are not expected to utilize their brains to be successful in these classes.

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  • March 4, 2014 at 11:10pm

    you have no idea what this man will do with the money. His homelessness doesn’t mean he has a gambling problem. And his willingness to share his good fortune shows a greatness of spirit you could learn from. I doubt this will change his life drastically in the long term, but it has helped him out for the short term, and who knows what the future will bring?

  • March 3, 2014 at 10:01pm

    So, Louisiana legislators have nothing better to do than proclaim books “official state books”, and to come up with verbose, pretentious mottos? Never mind why one version of the Bible gets chosen over another, or the minor point of favoring a particular religion, i.e. the establishment clause. I just wish those who want a theocracy could live in one for a year, before cheering such actions as this.

  • February 17, 2014 at 9:18am

    Actually, I wouldn’t call BS on this story. I am a prehospital care provider, and I am definitely noticing a spike of such lethal, or near-lethal calls in the last 2-3 years. A few years ago narcotics overdoses only happened in the larger urban area nearby. Now, it’s becoming common in my small town and other places. I agree with the marijuana story being suspicious, but this article is actually fairly close on target.

  • February 13, 2014 at 11:01pm

    the silver lining? The Republican mainstream is sufficiently afraid of the Tea Party and similar conservatives that they felt the need to hide their votes. An implicit recognition that they are not meeting the expectations of their constituents.

  • February 13, 2014 at 8:49pm

    Altered mental status is a medical emergency folks. instead of projecting your beliefs on her political ideology or taking cheap shots at her, how about some christian charity and concern. She could be having a stroke, a brain tumor, or several other serious problems. Especially if she has no prior history of this kind of thing, my first thought would be to call for medics and her family.

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