User Profile: WhisperingVoice

WhisperingVoice

Member Since: March 22, 2012

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  • December 5, 2014 at 2:14am

    I never had a problem with Michael Sam, until now that is. He was a good college player who just didn’t have the measurables and skillset NFL teams look for in an early pick. Until recently he didn’t get too self-obsessed and realized he’s one of hundreds of bubble players who has a chance to be a journeyman player, maybe a solid scout team player, but not a high quality NFL player. Now that he is effectively calling teams bigoted I see no need for said NFL teams to ever want to even let him run on the practice squad. Lots of players take their draft check and make it work for the first year if they get cut and spend the whole year training so they come back stronger, faster and more knowledgable in year 2. Even if he’s doing that, he has now fired warning shots that if he doesn’t get his way he’s going to scream about biasness. Until these comments, I think he had a shot at an NFL career, but now he will be lucky if the Arena league gives him a call.

  • [2] November 25, 2014 at 8:11pm

    @nycgirl i took the time, read the article, researched some of the author’s sources…oh, by the way, not at all a conflict of interest to have a civil rights attorney, criticize the police department. researching the sources he used, i noticed all of his sources that weren’t pure statistics were notable for their own civil rights ideology which often comes in conflict with the police. not that the police actually did anything wrong, just people who make a living when police do make mistakes or commit crimes, again no conflict of interest. and even based on that, the author draws the most extreme conclusions from the statistics and assumes the problem is bigger than reported, because, reasons. nycgirl, if that is your idea of MORE reliable, than you go in with an expectation that those who agree with your idea are more honest. a dangerous assumption to either side. but don’t criticize one opinion article with another opinion article, just because one is an idea you support and the other isn’t it’s intellectually dishonest. i’m not saying who is right, because the grand jury made it’s decision and agree or not, it’s the rule of law and either you support that or you don’t, in this instance there is no middle ground, disagree, but there is no justification to riot for either side.

  • [1] November 25, 2014 at 7:51pm

    Based on the physical evidence, how would you say it’s reasonable to indict the officer? If it’s because of race, the system isn’t the problem.

  • [4] November 25, 2014 at 7:49pm

    Then why don’t more blacks choose to become officers and police their own neighborhood? You can’t blame the composition of a police force on the police if certain races or genders don’t apply to become officers. Also, are you insinuating that all white police are inherently racist?

  • [2] November 23, 2014 at 12:15am

    This is what Israel deals with constantly, don’t pay attention to what WE do or say, pay attention to how we are victims. What we do, what we say doesn’t matter… In Israel this isn’t a story it’s daily life. Sad, but true.

  • October 25, 2013 at 2:22pm

    I am all about tolerance…that being said, when you promote certain ideal and attempt to “normalize” them, you run this risk. Once a limited group of people whom many disagree with are normalized, those who are just on the other side of them have the same argument. It becomes a slope that gets steeper with each step, the problem is…homosexuality isn’t evil, but it’s not “normal” biologically it is actually a reason for the end of that genetic line(think about it, how many gay pandas get to reproduce in nature? my point) now i’m not homophobic, I have a sister who is homosexual and love her and accept her, but I don’t support marriage rights for her, because that legitimizes the behavior and I worry about pedophiles and polygamists being the next in line. if we say one deviation is acceptable how do we argue against other deviations. It’s sad, but the more you push the limits of what the mass culture finds acceptable, the more tainted the culture becomes and the less say it has on what is or isn’t acceptable.

    In reply to the contribution The Left’s New Crusade: Adult-Kid Sex

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  • October 17, 2013 at 9:30pm

    I know how to fix this, granted it should be the last thought of someone who is even a reasonable or decent human being, but make it a felony. Intentional recording of a criminal act without rendering aid or notifying authorities. Posting, sharing or sending of said records as a separate felony. You do this, people will stop recording and help, because if four people are recording, it’s possible to catch them on other videos.

  • July 31, 2013 at 4:44pm

    Do you know what I will never understand…if Progressivism is the ideology of science and progress, why do they support ideas that are at there base anti-scientific? Abortion, is a psychological deficiency in maternal instinct. The perpetuation of such endangers the human species. Sounds very dangeros from a scientific perspective to me. Same thing with homosexuality, particularly in regards to reproduction. If children are born from at least one homosexual parent(view based on genetic cause) there is a danger to the human species being able to reproduce without technology. Or raising kids in homes with homosexual parents(choice or environmental cause), leading to reproductive problems. From a scientific point of view these are both behaviors that science says are dangerous for a species to promote or even accept. I will never understand…

  • June 25, 2013 at 12:46pm

    I see things like this and all I see is a company that is letting go of it’s best asset. Clothing stores are easy to replace. The only reason people recognize Men’s warehouse is because Zimmer sold it for years. People are going to remember that first you fired him, then you used his image anyways. If they go to someone else, people are going to be mad. It’s a lose/lose for MW. If anything, do this quietly, make it small and keep it down. MW did this in the worst possible way. People like Zimmer and when you hurt someone people like, they take it out on you.

  • June 22, 2013 at 2:22am

    If they have footage, it’s actually, not that hard to get these officers in trouble. They lied during a police investigation. Shook the fence or didn’t. It becomes simple, obstruction of justice, the officers lied to investigating officials or falsified reports. Also, why did they even have to shoot the dog? I read nowhere of the dog attacking, and growling isn’t a threat, it’s a response, non-lethal response. LAPD is going to cost more taxpayer money to the family.

  • June 22, 2013 at 2:09am

    Those residents of Colorado who actually find this a tragedy can do something that will upset people in this town…petition your school district to boycott sports with them. Small towns thrive on high school sports, as evidenced by the way they treated someone who threatened the wrestling team(seriously, it’s wrestling, and I live in Iowa… Wrestling?!). One year of no sports and this community will learn what pain they have caused. It’s not totally fair to those kids who weren’t in on the piling on, but it’s the parents who will suffer most. If you are a parent and your kids are unhappy, you are that much more unhappy then they are. No football, baseball, volleyball, wrestling, golf, track, basketball, cheerleading, etc. I say go the whole 9 yards and don’t do music/band contests with them either, any other extra curricular with the city, just drop it. For one year, treat that community the way they treated that kid and his family in their time of need. You want to teach them a lesson, non-violently, one year that’s all it will take. Imagine a small town, without the outlet of school spirit that is so ingrained into the fabric of the community. They will beg, borrow, plead, anything to have it be over. Hold out for one year, and before year two, demand an apology for the boy, before you renew your engagements for that year. After one, they know the pain.

  • May 7, 2013 at 8:06pm

    We need to enact common sense legislation to keep out kids safe.
    1) We need to enact a balanced budget amendment, our kids cannot be safe, if the value of the dollar is ever devalued by wasteful spending and harmful and debilitating borrowing.
    2) Term limits need to be set, 2 Terms for Presidency, 3 Terms for Senators, and 4 terms for House Reps. A life of aristocratic bureaucracy, leads to furthering the purpose of said bureaucracy.
    3) Limit laws to 10 pages, and have a 96 hour distribution-to-vote time, so laws are able to be reviewed before being voted, on, any amendments may add only one page and extend the window 48 hours.
    4)90-10 rule: 90% of taxes of individuals go to the general fund, the remaining 10% is attributed via selection of the Department on a tax return. The budget passed by the government only attributes the 90% and cannot take into account the 10% attribution revenues.
    5) The Budgetary Enforcement Act: Deadlines for Budgets will be enforced. If the government fails to have a budget passed and signed by the deadline set(October 31st for the following years budget) failure results in the suspension of all congressional and executive spending on travel and support staff. Security will remain in place, but executive assistants, historians, photographers, etc. will have suspended pay. All none emergency travel by elected officials will be suspended, until said time, that a budget is fully passed an signed.
    It’s only common sense, save our ch

  • February 8, 2013 at 12:15pm

    One of two things: 1) I wish government accounting practices worked in the real world. That by saying I am going to cut my normal increases in expenses(not actually cutting expenses, but just cutting future increases down) I am saving money. I could claim a new TV(which I don’t need) as an investment not an expenditure. I could borrow from my savings, leave myself an IOU and claim it as a net gain. Or: 2) The government had to use real accounting principles. Yeah, we can have all of the expenses laid out, but at the end of the day, we have three columns. Income, Expenses and the difference. If Income is not equal to or greater than expenses, a plan has to be in place to pay it off, within a finite time period. At this stage it’s not possible. But Let’s make this simple for Political purposes. Yearly budget deficits have to be offset within 3 years if this isn’t met, all spending takes a 10% acrossed the board cut(not in future expenses, but in the previous years amount), and this continues until the budget is balanced. No new long term debt can be added to the deficit. And we get rid of the discretionary vs nondiscretionary limits. All spending, Defense(which would bug the crud out of me), Social Programs, Safety Nets, staffing and Government salaries(including congress, the Executive Branch and the Supreme Court).

  • February 7, 2013 at 9:57am

    Reading the comments, most of you didn’t read the article very well. She is the one who decided to give it up so she could make cash. The dad is trying to give his daughter an opportunity to do something that would be hard and make sure she has an incentive to follow through. This isn’t the daughter being out of hand. This is the daughter doing something I wish a lot of teenagers did. Voluntarily stepping away from social media. Personally, I don’t own a smartphone. Because I know it promotes the incessant need to check it every 5 minutes. Seriously people, how many of you could give up social media for this amount of time? And now that I am thinking about it. How many of you are all about parental rights, and then when this parent does something you don’t agree with, you are all over him? If parents have rights, let them have them. You can’t have it both ways. Nanny states suck because they take away a parents rights to raise their children in the way they choose, and you can’t presume you have the moral authority to “to know better” how he should raise his child. This is a parents choice, respect it or don’t. But, don’t take the “Nanny” role and say you know better. I hope the parent and child both learn and enjoy the experience of this agreement. Good luck.

  • January 31, 2013 at 11:25am

    I have a solution. We can invest a few billion dollars and have every one in Chicago take a 30 year mandatory “geo-relocation” vacation. They effectively move the city of Chicago to about 250 miles north of Kobuk National Park on the Wainwright Inlet(they are used to a big lake, we have to give that to them). The average temperature is significantly lower. Since Chicago citizens have issues when the temperature rises, we can make sure they stay cool. Problem solved. If we really have to, we can build a prison near here as well and keep the violent criminals here to keep them calm. See, as soon as we identify the real problem, we can solve it. It’s not guns, it’s not mental health, it’s not a culture of divisiveness, it’s the HEAT.

  • October 25, 2012 at 6:09pm

    I say let them. If they wish to marry as atheists, it is a formal recognition of atheism as a religion. Once that happens, theists of anykind can then sue states for supporting secularism or atheist ideas over other faiths. There is no reason for them to claim that atheism as a non-faith. A faith that there is no god or gods, is still a faith.

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  • August 14, 2012 at 11:28am

    I normally don’t like getting into R vs D politics, but the more I see this, the more I am reminded how much of a hodgepodge of ideas progressivism is. Think about it, they want rights, secularism, equality, socialistic programs and gender neutrality. OK, so secularism and gender neutrality don’t go together. From a pure biological point(secularism) men and women have inherently different strengths and functions. Genetically it is a weakness to be able to kill you own offspring or fail to find a suitable mate is a weak genetic line. From a seculars point of view, these people are expendable. Rights and social programs don’t go together, because you can’t have the right to be equal, that is a function of either work or official decree, and if you don’t want to work, it has to be official decree and you don’t have the right to be different. The only thing keeping this group together is that they share a common opposition, that’s it. If they were true to their individual beliefs they would be more against each other than anyone or anything else. It’s crazy to think, but assuming progressives ever did effectively end the opposition, they would have to start a whole new war over the direction of the new supremacy. Progressivism only works when there is an external force, once that’s gone, it self destructs.

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  • May 31, 2012 at 11:21am

    My dad didn’t trust me. That was what kept me in line. He didn’t track me, because he knew I was more scared of getting in trouble at home than of being stupid out and about. Get bad grades, I was grounded, no phone, no TV, nada. I do something stupid, grounded and a couple of swats. When I hit HS. Grounding were still there, as was loss of vehicle, and playing is sports. I’d still practice, but I couldn’t play. Having a parent more interested in results than being a friend resolves 90% of behavior issues. Nothing schools can do about it.

  • May 31, 2012 at 11:13am

    I love it when Academics who make money off the public, criticize Capitalism. I wonder what his salary is. If Marx was right, he is a teacher, what is his great contribution, he doesn’t serve the state’s interests. Anthropology is a “perspective” science, it doesn’t serve a great purpose to the general populace.

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  • May 18, 2012 at 4:52pm

    Hey there is a positvie side to France’s 75% tax… It will make our 30% tax tiny by comparison.