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Thornyrose13

Member Since: July 02, 2012

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  • [5] October 19, 2014 at 10:03pm

    When the Fire Department is there, civilians “assisting” can make the job harder. The firefighters have the training and equipment and the protocols to do the most good. If they have to divert resources to rescue would be rescuers, or slow down because bystanders are getting in the way, their job is made much harder. At the same time, i know many instances where volunteers/bystanders have been put to use in ways to allow the firefighters to do their job, namely saving lives and property.

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  • [202] October 9, 2014 at 1:47pm

    This woman’ s plan is not bravery. It is not cowardice. It is a rational choice of an individual faced with a future that offers pain, physical and mental debilitation, and financial ruin. In a land that recognizes the rights of individuals, the ability to make such choices should be respected, even if one disagrees with the choice.

    In reply to the contribution There Is Nothing Brave About Suicide

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  • [4] August 26, 2014 at 10:54am

    A real example for all. So I expect it will get little coverage outside of the Blaze. More heroism and less being passive victims is what our country needs.

  • [5] August 25, 2014 at 6:10pm

    Let him get out of his chauffeur driven limo and visit some of the areas involved. Let him spend some time with a police officer’s family, one who is still on the street, and a family who has lost someone in the line of duty. Let him look at how many crimes are committed, black on black, white on white, black on white, and white on black, and see where the real problems lie. Let him learn about the US as it is today, not in the 1970s, as he seems to think it is. At least the British have an appropriate word for him. Git.

  • [2] August 16, 2014 at 5:31pm

    a) I am an atheist. b) I think this lawsuit was frivolous and counter productive. c) A simple solution that should satisfy both parties is simple. Make Bibles, Qurans, Books of Mormon, or other religious texts available from the front desk. When checking in, people can simply request the boo, and leave it in the room when they leave.

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  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 11:54am

    I don’t care who was lying about the incident. Upon Kyle’s death, Ventura could have taken the high road and dropped the suit. The fact that he did not speaks more for his character than did all of the witnesses. I admire Ventura for his past accomplishments, but he is tarnishing those achievements with his current actions. No winners here, as Ventura will find out in the long run.

  • [5] July 30, 2014 at 11:42am

    His point is valid. His choice of examples, not so well thought out. But I at least understand why he chose those examples. They are about as heinous acts as can be committed, and evoke a stronger reaction than say, using assault or even murder as examples. The Bible says that the thought of the sin is the same as committing the sin. How is that any different than what Dawkins is saying?

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  • [3] July 27, 2014 at 6:59am

    If the material tested is dated to within a fe thousand years, then it’s contamination. If the dinosaur was in fact only a few thousand years old, then we could expect a bit more than microscopic amounts of “soft material”. After all, we can retrieve dna from other animals that have died over 10,000 years old. Scientific method demands we carry out the tests, but it’s far too soon to claim that this is proof of creationism or young dinosaurs. Much more likely it will be external contamination or fraud that will be the cause.

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  • [3] July 25, 2014 at 9:10pm

    my first question, what is the possibility of some sort of external contamination? Did the professor take that into account when handling the material? What tests were the “soft tissues” put to? Since the bones are organic, they can be carbon dated. UNLESS they are as old as scientists hold dinosaurs to be, in which case the testing will reveal nothing. His claim the bones are only a few thousand years old are thus easily provable. If he failed to do so and claimed the “soft tissue” is proof humans and dinosaurs coexisted, then yes, his religion is getting in the way of his scientific responsibilities.

  • July 19, 2014 at 4:09pm

    a) why did the mother have to post to Facebook, and blow this episode up? Why the need to feel vindicated in her actions?
    b) The manager was equally clueless. It’s a 2 year old, and spending 30 seconds obtaining the story would give a good explanation for the child’s state of dress.
    c) mom and manager are both jerks. The cashier isn’t much better. They deserve each other.

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  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 8:10pm

    To be fair to the lifeguard, we knew there was a person in trouble, and he had a much larger area to watch than where the video focused. I am glad to see the guards were doing their job, and that the owner is working to educate the public, as well as properly training his people.

  • [1] July 18, 2014 at 5:59pm

    By any reasonable standards of care, the response was not appropriate. Yes, it actually does make sense to dispatch an ambulance to transport the patient that far. But the cafeteria is public and often highly populated area, which means that it should be included for any emergency response scenario. Was there an AED in the cafeteria? If not, why not? AEDs are relatively inexpensive and can be found in everything from airports to planes to Wal Marts to the back of police cruisers. An AED is the single best treatment for a witnessed arrest, if the patient is in v-fib. So instead of bonuses for the big wigs, how about shelling out for some AEDs? If there were AEDs available, then there should have been some sort of mechanism to have a trained employee to use it. The bystanders might o might not have known how to use one. But by tasking 1-3 people to respond, shocks could have been administered and good cpr performed(the most crucial treatment for anyone who has gone down and doesn’t respond to shocks) until the medics arrived. If the protocols for responding to medical emergencies are not up to current standards of care, then the response could not be appropriate. Once more pencil pushers cover their butts with outdated rules.

  • July 15, 2014 at 9:27am

    Not sure. on the one hand, convenient. On the other, it’s not like he was living in a low crime area with a fancy security system. It almost makes sense such a person would attract the lethal attention of others, and not just of that of people interested in protecting the reputation of the president.

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  • [14] July 14, 2014 at 12:44pm

    I for one applaud the bystanders who decided not to be bystanders. Yes, there was some talk of shooting the carjacker in the head. yes, there were a few extra cuffs to the head. but they stopped what may well have been a greater tragedy had the car jacking succeeded, and ultimately, they resisted acting on the thoughts of the more violent suggestions. For untrained civilians, they did a reasonable job of restraining the man, AND most importantly, the resisted on the urgings of the more violent bystanders Great job.

  • July 11, 2014 at 9:56am

    Well, at least nude photos of the young lady would probably be worth 100K. Nude photos of this guy? not worth the change in my car. Besides, I suspect he would have to change his name to to drop off the first four letters, since I doubt he has the relevant body parts. Where is the outrage from woman’s’ rights activists? Once more, they demonstrate their loyalty is not to the women they purport to support, but to the party that lives in a symbiotic power sharing arrangement with them.

  • [2] July 9, 2014 at 12:24pm

    I agree. gout is my first guess. Though I won’t cry if it is something more serious.

  • [3] July 2, 2014 at 2:12pm

    really, this is a supreme court case? the city is wrong, and needs to review and modify its regulations concerning such signs to be fair to any and all parties concerned. There are several solutions, from banning all signs all the time, to specifying how long signs can be posted, and where. The total ban has the advantage of avoiding unpleasant side issues, like if a group of neo nazis, or satanists, or some other unpopular group from posting. But again, why can’t the parties concerned address this like grown ups, and work it out?

  • [-2] June 12, 2014 at 8:39pm

    Chick Tracts are a weird mix of horrifying, funny, and incomprehensible. Chick’s views are pretty compatible with those of Westboro.certaininly he demonstrates the same kind of “god hates” mentality they do.

  • [1] June 9, 2014 at 1:03pm

    A) what business is it of the Republican party what “therapies” a person may wish to seek for any real or perceived ailment?
    B) Where has it been demonstrated that the alleged therapy has an efficacy that makes it a viable option?
    C) Are the Republicans supporting the use of tax dollars for this?

    Too many questions, not enough answers. But enough stupidity to float an entire fleet.

  • [4] June 5, 2014 at 6:01pm

    I suspect that the SF troops had little say about most of the conditions. They did what they could under the conditions, counting on speed to minimize something triggering a confrontation. I hope they at least had drones ready to turn the valley into a molten puddle if things had gone south.

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