Kairo.. as tempting as it is to see some sort of grand scheme going on behind this crazy mixed up world, I just don’t buy it. We should be vigilant, but not so hyper-vigilant that we see pattern and forethought where there probably is none.
May 7, 2013 at 7:44am
John – what do you think happened? Glenn blew a lot of hot air about it, but when you put the story under scrutiny, there really isn’t much there. A bit like Benghazi.
May 5, 2013 at 11:41am
Thanks for that very rational breakdown, Kiwi.
May 4, 2013 at 8:35pm
Perhaps, and this is a wild punt, perhaps the Boston bombings got sightly more police resources than this case?
May 4, 2013 at 4:26pm
Where was the Blaze’s coverage of that amputee finishing army air assault training? Musta missed that one, although of course they covered Jason Collins extensively…
Oh and guys, stop calling Obama a socialist… He’s a conservative stooge and doesn’t have a marxist bone in his body.
If he has a Marxist bone in his body, his proctologist isn't telling.
They covered it:
May 4, 2013 at 7:14am
You are right. What’s the purpose of issuing visas if they aren’t checked? This is negligence that goes back years.
May 4, 2013 at 5:26am
I don’t doubt the guy sincerely wants to be straight (unless he’s simply grubbing for a little more time in the media spotlight). But this does seem to be a little sudden, and let’s be honest, the guy doesn’t seem to be the most mentally stable? Perhaps life as a gay sucks for him and he feels he needs to try something different. Good luck to him, but i find it hard not to imagine this is going to work out well.
May 4, 2013 at 5:18am
Going back into the closet? Ahhhh, i see what you did there! ;-P
May 4, 2013 at 5:16am
Well to be honest mentally ill is probably about right, Kenny. Hebrew Israelite indeed! lol
May 3, 2013 at 2:14pm
Well it makes sense as it reduces the need for spare capacity needed in power demand spikes, ie surplus power plants which cost money to build and run. That said, it would be naive to expect power companies to pass savings on to the consumer!
Perhaps they should offer a rebate to consumers who have these devices fitted?
May 3, 2013 at 7:32am
Just guessing, indeed…
May 3, 2013 at 5:01am
Totally with the UN, and the experts behind this policy, on this one. I heard a radio interview with one of the pioneers of robotics and AI – he was very stark in his warning about giving machines the power to decide human life or death. Aside from the moral issues, he said the technologies are nowhere near the level of sophistication required and could not see that day coming in the foreseeable future.
Cancel the program and put the money into something that will help us right now. How about helping veterans get themselves started in business and contributing to the economy?
May 3, 2013 at 4:51am
The issue of consent is key, and a key difference between pedophiles and normal gay or straight people. I don’t know of any gay spokesperson saying non consensual sex or sex with minors is acceptable. I suppose if you look hard you would be able to find gay AND straight nut jobs who would defend sex with minors, but the vast majority, and the LAW, disagrees.
May 2, 2013 at 3:35pm
Benghazi is in Libya, not Syria.
Syria is a larger, better armed, and better governed country than Libya. That’s reason one to stay out of the conflict. Reason two would be the lessons learned from Libya itself. Al Qaeda moves into the political vacuum created when these dictators toppled, locking the USA into an ongoing presence in those countries. That said, perhaps that is what the American military industrial complex actually wants!
May 2, 2013 at 2:38pm
Hmmm, the first clinic told her she was too far gone, and that didn’t tell her something? It was wrong of the clinic to point her in the direction of an illegal clinic, but she must have realised there was something fishy going on. But she carried on regardless…
May 2, 2013 at 1:59pm
I actually think stories like these would do a lot to influence pro-choicers to re-evaluate their position, especially re late term abortion. I don’t think any reasonable person could approve of killing a viable live born fetus (aka a baby). The obvious and disturbing question is ‘whats the difference killing it outside the womb compared to inside it?
Sadly in America we seem to have to come down very strongly on one side of the argument or the other, and unfortunately pro-choicers are very entrenched in their belief in women’s right to choose. I am never going to argue that early abortions should be banned, but i feel there needs to be some middle ground on this issue, frankly.
I’m against killing babies after they’re born, but at the same time, if it poisoned or hacked up from an abortion attempt, there’s no point trying to make it die slower as you might for a baby that somebody wanted to have.
May 2, 2013 at 1:13pm
I hear the rule of thumb for enforcing the 260lb weight limit will be whether you can still see the bicycle seat when the rider is sitting on it.
May 2, 2013 at 11:46am
You’d have though that a little common sense would have dictated giving him the benefit of the doubt, since he was actually making arrangements for the gun to be picked up by his mom. But no….
Common sense is subjective. "Zero tolerance" takes the power away from educators to do such a thing. This is not the schools fault. This is the fault of the school board and the imbecils that voted for them. I feel for this kid. If he were my son, I'd have him take a GED and start applying for colleges. He can explain his situation in his essays and hopefully he'll get a fair shot. I feel he would.
But my son goes to private school where I don't have to put up with these sorts of things.
The school administrator should have walked him out to his truck, waited with him for his parent, and made sure the weapon was removed...that is all. Or walked to boy to his truck and made him drive off campus to wait for his mother...
this is BS...this is why schools being "gun free zones" is crap...
this is unequal treatment under the law and he should sue and demand full clearing of his record, the immediate firing of the school employee that "over heard" and turned him in....and a MANDATORY gun training and Constitution class for all school employees...if they don't show up, leave early, come late, or are caught doing other work while at the training, they are fired with no benefits and they lose their pensions...
I heard GB talking about this on the radio and he said something that made a lot of sense. To those of us with common sense, this is total insanity, but to those with an agenda, it's all part of the plan. If they can make the youngest, most gullible members of society - our kids - so frightened by the very idea of guns they just give up on ever owning or handling one, then they have affected the future of gun ownership. Confiscation won't be necessary. Incrementalism. Control their perceptions and gain their voluntary compliance. Force isn't necessary.
VRW Conspirator, the issue with just walking the kid to the truck and waiting for the parent is liability. If I'm right and the rules have been firmly set and the administrator doesn't follow them (i.e. call the cops, report the kid, expell him, or whatever), he could be fired. True, we'd all be just as outraged as he was only using common sense. But our support won't feed his family. If school administrators were given the option to make these kinds of calls at their school, I think more often than not, we'd see them do the right thing. Of course, this means we'd have to put up with the occassional screw up with will inevitably will come with letting them make their own decisions. I feel it's a good trade off.
May 2, 2013 at 11:44am
Fair enough, but it’s not the President’s job to point people in the direction of one religion or another (that would be unconstitutional, and divisive) hence the emphasis on the all general supposedly positive nature of ‘prayer’.
May 2, 2013 at 7:19am
That is a cat embryo. It’s more developed than a human embryo at 2 weeks (cat pregancy is much shorter).