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Posts by exDemMom

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  • America Needs a Sensible Approach to Illegal Immigration

    07/30/2015 5:49:30 AM PDT · 19 of 45
    exDemMom to Kaslin

    There is a generous reward system for illegals infiltrating our country: their babies get citizenship, they get free health care and welfare, and too many employers are willing to hire them “under the table.”

    Serious immigration reform would address those issues. Tightening up border security is inadequate to preventing illegal infiltration when there are pots of gold waiting for the successful infiltrators.

    I think that the value of ending the anchor baby practice does not need to be spelled out. The free medical care can be addressed by 1) providing care only for matters of life, limbs, eyesight, and 2) sending the bill to the illegal’s country of citizenship (perhaps deducting it from “foreign aid” payments). Under-the-table hiring can be opposed by 1) auditing employers, and 2) ending minimum wage laws, since those laws provide incentive to try to get cheaper unskilled labor.

  • Water you riding? Super clean motorcycle runs on H20 from a polluted river and can travel 310 MILES

    07/29/2015 7:39:58 PM PDT · 22 of 55
    exDemMom to aMorePerfectUnion

    Why is he bothering with the water? Why not just run it from the battery directly? Powering the motorcycle directly from the battery would prevent some level of energy loss, which is inherent in any system where one form of energy is converted to another.

  • Peaceful pro-life prisoner Mary Wagner freed after seven months in jail

    07/29/2015 2:47:11 PM PDT · 6 of 12
    exDemMom to Morgana
    Wong stated in her judgment that Wagner, “armed with red roses and business cards” had “surreptitiously entered” the abortion clinic intending to “interfere with its business” of “conducting legally sanctioned medical procedures.”

    What medical procedures? Was someone actually practicing medicine in the abortion mill? If so, the article did not say so. All I saw was that the abortuary successfully killed every client's baby that day, despite this brave woman's efforts to educate those clients.

  • Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts

    07/28/2015 3:05:08 PM PDT · 39 of 52
    exDemMom to JayAr36
    Even more amazing is that there are people that think murder is a proper form of of birth control.

    Well, you know how it is. On a hot date, when both are feeling strongly "in the mood", disrupting the spontaneity of the moment to use some sort of birth control device would just ruin the magic of the evening. The option of abortion allows the magic to happen.

  • Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts

    07/28/2015 2:54:26 PM PDT · 38 of 52
    exDemMom to CedarDave
    No wonder the assistant fainted her first day on the job.

    I'm amazed that she had a second day on the job. Yet, apparently, she kept working there for 6 months.

  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 9:28:09 AM PDT · 2 of 5
    exDemMom to Academiadotorg

    If they are willing to break immigration law to enter the country, they are willing to break any law.

    Given the close ties between illegal immigration, drug running, and human trafficking, it is incomprehensible that so many politicians would rather not enforce the law, but instead, push to increase rewards for those lawbreakers.

  • This is the Device Planned Parenthood is Using to Get Body Parts From Aborted Babies to Sell

    07/28/2015 9:24:29 AM PDT · 15 of 32
    exDemMom to NYer

    Abortion advocacy is not, and has never been, about the rights of women. It has always been about profit for those who are too inhuman to understand concepts like “empathy” and “compassion.”

    The capacity of humans to commit evil is astounding. I cannot wrap my mind around it, even while observing it.

  • France’s Terri Schiavo saved from death by starvation in dramatic 11th hour development

    07/28/2015 9:16:50 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    exDemMom to wagglebee

    A few years ago, I heard a news item in French where a man had been supposed to be in a coma for several years, but, as it turned out, he was in a “locked-in” state where he was aware but unable to interact with the world.

    Perhaps knowledge of that case influenced people to intervene on Vincent’s behalf. More people in France may be aware that “unresponsive” does not mean “unaware”, and thus public opinion may be more favorable towards allowing this man to live despite his infirmity.

    Keep in mind that our news media consistently misrepresented Terri as being “brain-dead”, which she was not. That untruth helped sway public opinion towards supporting her gruesome and brutal murder.

    Let us pray that Vincent is allowed to live his full natural span of days, and that those who consider allowing him to live an “act of terrorism” do not get their way.

  • Is science drawing closer to an alien world?

    07/27/2015 4:06:25 PM PDT · 23 of 23
    exDemMom to zek157
    Actually, life as we know it isn’t a big caveat, not if we are talking about an organism with a larger capacity brain capable of intelligent thought. The larger brain to body mass requires diverse and abundant food sources driving the energy requirements to direct a higher percentage of fuel to the brain. That drives a whole raft of requirements on the host planet.

    That was not quite what I was talking about. I was referring to the fact that every living organism on this planet has a common biology. We all use DNA and RNA as carriers of genetic information, with the same nucleotides encoding protein sequences and genetic control elements. We all use proteins made up of the same 21 amino acids (or variants thereof). The fact that all life on this planet has this biochemical similarity does not mean that all life on other planets would be constrained to the same biochemistry. We simply do not know, since our sample size of planets supporting life is n=1, as is our sample size of biochemical parameters of living organisms.

    Without really knowing the parameters within which life can exist--which we can only determine through finding and analyzing other life-bearing planets--we have no idea whether we are excluding potential life-bearing planets from consideration by constraining the search to "earth-like" planets. It is almost certainly a moot point, in any case--the time required to travel even to just the nearest star makes any real space exploration impossible.

  • Is science drawing closer to an alien world?

    07/27/2015 3:53:38 PM PDT · 22 of 23
    exDemMom to kjam22
    Can you imagine going to work everyday to look for planets that are 33,000 travel time years away, and trying to figure out if they are made of rocks or gas?

    I can assure you that the people doing that work do not think that there is anything irrelevant or unimportant about it. They probably grew up stargazing and watching shows of space exploration like Star Trek and Lost in Space. For them, going to work and studying the sky is the next best thing to living those childhood fantasies--but in a more adult manner. It is a dream come true.

    Although I ended up following a career in the biological sciences, I could see myself being perfectly happy as an astronomer, searching the sky for new objects and getting excited with every new discovery.

  • Is science drawing closer to an alien world?

    07/27/2015 5:17:01 AM PDT · 11 of 23
    exDemMom to zek157
    Life as we know it...

    That is an extremely important caveat. Since our sample size of planets with life is n=1, we have a very limited idea of under what circumstances/conditions life is possible.

    For all we know, there are many planets containing life, and conditions on earth are extreme with respect to the "bell curve" of habitability.

    In any case, it is highly unlikely that we will ever contact an extraterrestrial civilization. Even if they are common, and there are millions in the Milky Way alone, the time it would take to travel, or even just to send messages back and forth, puts the possibility of contact firmly into the realm of science fiction. Too bad, it would be fascinating to study an extraterrestrial civilization or biome.

  • Breaking News: Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, dies at 22

    07/26/2015 6:50:55 PM PDT · 39 of 84
    exDemMom to SamAdams76

    She may have been murdered. She was found nearly drowned in a bathtub.

    What a shame, poor girl.

  • I Have My Doubts Bill Cosby’s a Rapist (Andrea Peyser)

    07/19/2015 8:09:45 PM PDT · 26 of 26
    exDemMom to Talisker
    The Left is after Cosby because he was about to get a TV show deal (that they now killed through this slander campaign), and he's not on the plantation. He's made a name for himself telling Blacks to support their children, get a job, get an education, and get off of the public money support system. So, they set up a slander campaign against him.

    Exactly. A black man who leaves the plantation and succeeds must be brought down by any means possible. The left is brutal and vicious, and has no empathy for others. It is a real shame.

    I have been to see Bill Cosby several times. During basic training (Army), I went to see Bill Cosby in San Antonio. He had draped a t-shirt on a chair on the stage, saying something like "Support the Troops." And he dedicated about 5 minutes of the show to showing his support for the troops, talking about the hardships they were facing and how brave they are to go to Afghanistan.

    He does not come across as the kind of guy who would do the things these women are suddenly (and suspiciously) claiming despite the lack of evidence.

  • Doctors Warn Parents to Stop Buying Laundry Pods

    07/19/2015 5:30:33 AM PDT · 21 of 46
    exDemMom to nickcarraway

    Why not teach the children that if Mommy or Daddy did not say it is okay to eat, don’t eat it?

    Even very young children are capable of learning such things.

  • NIH Spends $597,759 to Study Health Disparities Among LGBT Older Adults

    07/18/2015 6:54:27 AM PDT · 11 of 12
    exDemMom to Olog-hai
    According to Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, project leader for the grant, “Currently there are more than 2.4 million LGBT older adults and we estimate that by 2030 this population will account for more than 5 million elders.”

    I strongly question that number. There were approximately 242 million adults in 2013; the "gay" population accounts for at most 2% of that, so less than 5 million "gays" total. They certainly aren't ALL going to be over age 65 by 2030.

    Calculating this a slightly different way, using the 2010 estimate of 40.3 million people over age 65, we come up with (40.3 million x 0.02), or about 800,000 "gays." Even if you double that number to account for all of the other non-"gay" letters in the LBGT(alphabet) acronym, it still does not add up to over 2.4 million.

    People who fudge numbers should not be awarded grant money to fund their study. How can the results of a study based on fraud and deception possibly be reliable?

  • CDC: Don't kiss your pet chicken

    07/17/2015 7:12:06 AM PDT · 24 of 41
    exDemMom to txrefugee
    It takes a bloated federal government with too many fat cat employees who need to issue a warning or regulation every day to justify their jobs to come up with such a ridiculous story as “Don’t Kiss Your Pet Chicken.”

    For those of us who grew up on farms, it is probably second nature to avoid contaminating ourselves with the livestock. However, most people, whose knowledge of farm animals comes from movies like Charlotte's Web, Babe, etc., probably have no clue that these animals can carry disease. And keeping farm animals as pets is rather faddish these days.

    The CDC is probably seeing an increase in the number of zoonotic diseases (i.e. diseases from animals), hence the warning.

  • Liberal Theory of Justice Doesn't Support Abortion

    07/17/2015 7:00:15 AM PDT · 9 of 12
    exDemMom to MrB

    Ouch, that *is* a pretty bad typo.

    I did indeed mean “conception.”

  • CDC: Don't kiss your pet chicken

    07/17/2015 6:39:53 AM PDT · 6 of 41
    exDemMom to aMorePerfectUnion

    Chickens are not the most friendly of pets. I had them when I was a kid. With one exception, the highest level of friendliness occurred when I fed them out of my hand... otherwise, they would pretty much keep their distance. The one exception followed me everywhere and was a true pet.

  • Liberal Theory of Justice Doesn't Support Abortion

    07/17/2015 6:37:26 AM PDT · 6 of 12
    exDemMom to Kaslin
    If I were living behind the veil of ignorance and was afforded the opportunity to be eliminated in utero, I'd probably opt for getting it over with as soon as possible, before I developed pain receptors, never mind salable parts. But, again, I'd first choose to be born. In that sense, you could say I'm pro-choice.

    The development of pain receptors happens concurrently with the formation of the brain. In other words, between weeks 2 and 5 after contraception.

    In order to abort a non-sentient non-feeling organism, the abortion would have to take place within 2 weeks of conception. I don't think pregnancy is even detectable then.

  • If it's not a baby . . .

    07/17/2015 6:32:16 AM PDT · 11 of 24
    exDemMom to goodwithagun

    No one has ever had “cloned aborted baby cells” injected.

    Putting moral issues of abortion aside, injecting cells of any type into a person is likely to cause tumors, not to mention the potential of getting diseases like HIV or hepatitis.

    Vaccines are made of disabled or dead microorganisms. They do not contain the cells used to grow the microorganisms.

    Many vaccine researchers and manufacturers are aware that a lot of people object to the use of cells lines derived from aborted babies to grow microorganisms for vaccine use, and make the effort to avoid use of those cells. Unfortunately, once a vaccine has been approved by the FDA, it must be grown under the same conditions used to gain the approval. Changing the cell line used to grow the vaccine organisms is not a simple process of merely changing one cell line for another: to make such a change essentially requires starting over at the beginning. The microorganism must be shown to grow well on the new cell line, and its biology must not change when grown on a different cell line. To establish those two facts requires years of research and testing on thousands of volunteers. It is not a trivial undertaking.

  • Chait: ‘Irrational’ Trump Has Destroyed GOP Establishment’s Amnesty Plan

    07/17/2015 4:36:35 AM PDT · 9 of 42
    exDemMom to cotton1706
    Since his inflammatory comments describing immigrants as criminals, Trump’s favorable rating among Republicans has surged.

    Well, when a candidate is not afraid to speak the truth on illegal immigration, what do you expect?

    We the people are staggering under the burden of the costs of illegal immigration, while the political class seems to be working feverishly to bestow ever more generous rewards on illegals. The politicians forget why they are elected.

  • Stem-Cell Wars Aren't Over: How "Donated" Aborted Baby Parts Are Being Used

    07/16/2015 12:34:12 PM PDT · 12 of 18
    exDemMom to GreyFriar
    The only stem cell research that has ever had and positive results, that I’ve heard of, has been based upon stem cells from ADULTS, NOT embryos.

    Stem cells can be harvested from parts left over after childbirth: the placenta and umbilicus (which are both baby tissues). These would be a good source for future treatments for the child as he/she grows, since they would be an exact tissue match.

    It makes more sense to take stem cells that already have characteristics of the mature tissue--i.e. stem cells harvested from the patient whom they are destined to treat--than to try to induce completely undifferentiated stem cells into developing into that tissue. Using embryonic or fetal stem cells has always been highly problematic, for that reason and others. Another main problem is that embryonic and fetal cells are figuratively bathing in soups of growth regulators, which both give them signals to grow as fast as possible and to stop growth. Removed from those regulators, they want to grow unstoppably.

  • Girl, 17, Sues for Right to Register for Military Draft

    07/16/2015 4:34:02 AM PDT · 9 of 27
    exDemMom to SMGFan

    I believe that, in general, current members of the military do not want a draft. We join the military because we want to serve, and we don’t want to work with people who are only there because they have to be.

    What is preventing this girl from running down to the nearest recruiter and enlisting? At the age of 17, she has the right to do so, as long as one of her parents signs for her.

  • Scientists in Oregon develop bacon-flavored seaweed

    07/16/2015 4:28:59 AM PDT · 19 of 33
    exDemMom to momincombatboots
    I do not eat fruits and veggies anymore.. just a few classes on bio- engineering food scared me. At least when they bio engineer animals, they can only go so far before it is fatal. So skipping all of that, even if it is bacon flavored.

    ALL foods that we eat are genetically engineered, NO exceptions. The only difference between the techniques we use now versus those used in the past is that now, we can target a single gene, while in the past, we altered tens of thousands of genes randomly and hoped that one of the random results would be useful.

    If a plant or animal has been cross-bred, then its entire genome has been altered. Genes that were suppressed in the parent stocks become active in the offspring, and vice versa. Entirely new configurations of DNA were brought into existence through cross-breeding techniques.

    Around the early 1900s, a popular genetic engineering technique was to expose seeds to radiation. The radiation literally broke the DNA into fragments and destroyed nucleotides, so that if the plants survived, when they tried to repair the DNA damage, the results were unpredictable. Segments of genes ended up glued together in ways that could never happen "naturally", even by breeding. Plus, the DNA sequences of genes were randomly altered, all over the genome. Plant varieties resulting from radiation exposure have been used in agriculture for over a century.

    It is incomprehensible to me that people are perfectly fine with the drastic and random genome alterations that characterize our long history of genetically modifying organisms, but when we use precision techniques that literally allow us to make a change as small as one single nucleotide out of the billions in the genome, leaving the rest of the genome intact and unchanged, people are irrationally afraid. I try to understand, I really do, but I fail.

  • New Planned Parenthood spin: Organ harvesting, sales “a humanitarian undertaking”

    07/15/2015 8:07:43 AM PDT · 7 of 13
    exDemMom to SeekAndFind
    Planned Parenthood follows all laws and insists on high standards of care.

    What an absolute joke. I suppose the useful idiots might believe that, but not anyone with a shred of intelligence.

    In addition, there is absolutely no correct use of the word "humanitarian" when used as a descriptor of the abortion process.

    The abortion industry has been trying for decades to build a narrative around potential medical uses of aborted babies (to save lives? Seriously?) I think their calculus is that by convincing people that fetal tissues could be useful for an actual medical use, people will become more accepting of abortion as birth control. Unfortunately, these attempts just show what ghouls inhabit the abortion industry. For all their efforts to increase acceptability of abortion, the actual use of abortion as birth control has dropped significantly.

  • Need advice from current/former military

    07/14/2015 5:13:20 PM PDT · 12 of 43
    exDemMom to ParityErr

    By “re-submit for base housing would take weeks”, I assume that the wait list is several weeks, because applying for base housing only takes a few minutes at the housing office.

    I suggest your daughter go to “http://www.militaryonesource.mil/"; to check out the housing situation on base. Some bases post lists of available base housing on the internet. She should also browse the base website, since it will have a list of some of the services available on base and links to other resources (like military one source).

    During duty hours, she should definitely go to the base housing office. People there will be able to help her understand the options.

    In addition to on-base housing, the base housing office will have lists of available apartments in suitable areas. They do try to steer young service members away from the less-desirable parts of town.

    Believe me, there is no shortage of advice/assistance to help young military people and their families! The services do not want to let any of their members slip through the cracks.

  • Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood’s Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/14/2015 11:28:15 AM PDT · 84 of 134
    exDemMom to Carpe Cerevisi

    It is so offensive that many many people study hard to earn MD and PhD degrees and earn the right to be called “Doctor” because of their desire to help others—and these ghouls whose only purpose in getting an MD degree is to brutally murder innocents are also called “Doctor.”

    I avoid using the title of “Doctor” any time I refer to abortionists. Yes, technically, they have MD degrees which confer the title of “Doctor”—but they have done nothing to earn the right to use that honorific.

  • Today is Bastille Day: Here's the outcome of the French Revolution

    07/14/2015 11:22:00 AM PDT · 20 of 28
    exDemMom to SeekAndFind

    One of the first memories I have of the year I lived in France as an exchange student, the daughter of my host family took me to tour the nearby town. In the church of that town, all of the statues—those standing in alcoves, and those lying on top of tombs of nobility—had been beheaded. Because most of the royalty and nobility of France were executed during La Révolution, and those statues represented nobility, the statues were also executed.

    It is a little eerie to walk into a church where the statues are headless.

  • Global Warming Is Killing Bumblebees, Study Claims

    07/14/2015 4:37:16 AM PDT · 8 of 38
    exDemMom to Zakeet

    This is preposterous.

    As always, the “global warming” narrative depends on predictions of what **might** happen as “global warming” continues, while it is amazingly devoid of any hard data.

    Meanwhile, a large number of bona-fide scientific observations are blamed on “global warming”, when there is no plausible mechanism by which a temperature difference of a degree or two could cause the observed process. It is a form of scientific laziness: observing, for example, the collapse of 50% of the beehives in an area and blaming it on global warming saves the scientists from the effort of actually collecting dead bees and samples from the hives to analyze for what *did* cause the bees to die.

    BTW, bumblebees are not honeybees. Bumblebees are the big furry black bees that have a yellow patch on their back. I have a few in my yard. We plant celosias to attract them so my son can watch them fly around.

  • Should Congress Abolish the Federal Debt Limit?

    07/14/2015 4:25:30 AM PDT · 10 of 36
    exDemMom to expat_panama

    I notice that the chart mentions that the Treasury has used “extraordinary measures” to avoid hitting the debt ceiling.

    Too bad no one thinks of the one obvious measure that households must use to avoid their “debt ceilings”—cut spending. That particular common-sense measure is not mentioned anywhere.

  • Liberals blame slack black national park attendance on white racism

    07/13/2015 4:27:20 AM PDT · 8 of 116
    exDemMom to markomalley

    Maybe minorities are afraid of “white racism” because of liberal authors like this one who keep telling them that white people are bogeymen who are out to get them.

    A lot of “racism” would probably disappear if efforts were made to quash real racist acts, and the subject were otherwise ignored. Too many people enjoy and benefit from being victims, though, to ever give up the racism narrative.

  • The new trend in validating top students: Make them all valedictorians

    07/13/2015 4:21:25 AM PDT · 14 of 20
    exDemMom to markomalley

    What a bunch of BS.

    Competition drives people to become better. If you can’t do something well, you go back and practice and study until you can do it better. And, even if you don’t win, you will have improved.

    Removing competition removes incentive. If everyone gets a gold medal, then no one has to improve their performance, and the medal itself means nothing to anyone.

  • WashPost Hails Women's Clothes on Men: 'The End of Gender Is Near'

    07/12/2015 8:56:38 PM PDT · 18 of 81
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet

    Sure... the end of gender will arrive just as soon as humans evolve generic germ cells that cannot be classified as “sperm” or “ova.” Oh, and those pesky X and Y chromosomes will disappear, too, replaced by Z chromosomes.

    Sorry, WAPO idiots... you can’t make physical law disappear just because you want it to disappear. The real world just doesn’t work that way.

  • In Fiery Speeches, Francis Excoriates Global Capitalism

    07/12/2015 7:49:57 PM PDT · 37 of 83
    exDemMom to QT3.14

    Right. In what other system do people reap rewards for their contributions to society, with the result that the more they contribute, the more they receive?

    Capitalism, simplified: From each according to his ability, to each according to his contribution.

  • The Trail Less Traveled: Dinosaur hunting, anyone?

    07/12/2015 7:46:11 PM PDT · 13 of 21
    exDemMom to smokingfrog

    The gear for hunting dinosaurs already exists, in abundance. In addition, people can easily join dinosaur hunting clubs and get hunting licenses for the critters. Dinosaur meat is the most commonly consumed meat in the world.

    Not all dinosaurs died out in the big extinction event. Everyone is quite familiar with the surviving dinosaurs, except that we more commonly refer to them as “birds.”

    However, if Jurassic Park billed itself as a movie about going to a park to observe birds, it might not have quite the same appeal.

  • GOP contender Scott Walker faces down Wisconsin university faculty

    07/12/2015 4:33:57 AM PDT · 10 of 22
    exDemMom to Cincinatus' Wife
    Regina Millner, president of the regents who oversee all 26 of the state's colleges and universities, said repeatedly during an interview that she and her colleagues were conscious of the need to protect academic freedom for numerous reasons, including the imperative to compete for top faculty talent.

    This argument would be more credible if university humanities/social studies/etc. departments weren't socialist echo chambers. The only place to get away from political correctness is in the hard sciences and math. Universities should not be socialist indoctrination facilities.

  • The true toll of sanctuary policies

    07/12/2015 4:23:55 AM PDT · 9 of 22
    exDemMom to kearnyirish2
    Without illegals whole sections of NJ would be abandoned; our government worker caste would never accept that.

    The whole problem with counting only the bodies occupying real estate rather than the kind of people who are in that place is that illegals are a net drain on resources.

    Government needs working citizens in order to keep functioning. Citizens pay taxes and other fees, as well as provide the workforce for the government. For government to adopt policies that encourages increasing numbers of illegals to come in and drain its resources (which are really citizens' resources) is self-destructive.

    That real estate would be better off sitting empty than being filled with illegals.

  • The true toll of sanctuary policies

    07/12/2015 4:15:07 AM PDT · 8 of 22
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    Thus, it is clear that criminal aliens already represent more than a quarter of all of the prisoners in federal prisons, and are present in large numbers in state and local jails.

    That really is not surprising. Illegals break the law to get into this country in the first place--why would they NOT continue their pattern of lawbreaking once in the country?

  • Eat Bugs To Save The Planet

    07/12/2015 4:09:13 AM PDT · 9 of 41
    exDemMom to 2ndDivisionVet
    Known as Earth Overshoot Day...

    Really? By whom? Until just now, I had never heard of this notion. It sounds like it was made up by a social studies major, and has little resemblance to anything that actually exists.

    ...it’s the day, sometime in August, when our yearly demand for ecological resources exceeds how much the planet can replenish those resources for the year. Soon after August 15, this year, Earth will be operating on a deficit.

    Seriously? How on earth was it determined that the earth is "operating on a deficit"? What is that even supposed to mean?

    This article reads like a typical nonsensical socialist screed. It is meant to frighten those who feel their way to every decision (i.e. typical leftists). The way it is written almost sounds like it was based on some scientific principle--that is, until you examine it critically and realize that it is making claims for which there is no concrete evidence. To those who are incapable of rational thought, it probably sounds all sciency. But it isn't.

  • Woman Arrested After Water Thrown on Baltimore Mayor

    07/11/2015 6:49:34 PM PDT · 10 of 26
    exDemMom to BenLurkin

    That headline is terrible. It implies that the woman’s arrest and the mayor’s being doused with water are independent events.

    I guess the headline writer never heard of “active voice.”

    Correct headline: Woman Arrested After Throwing Water on Baltimore Mayor.

  • Vanity - what are my rights as a homeowner in dealing with dogs and people parking in my drive?

    07/11/2015 6:44:14 PM PDT · 67 of 96
    exDemMom to Perdogg

    I’m sure if you post a youtube video of those dogs parking in your driveway, it will go viral. You have the makings of a youtube hit, there.

    (Seriously, your driveway is private property. Maybe put up a sign to remind people of that?)

  • Starving Indian Kids Denied Free Eggs Over Religio

    07/11/2015 6:38:49 PM PDT · 47 of 66
    exDemMom to cripplecreek
    I don’t think there is any such thing as a vegetarian mammal that won’t eat meat if available.

    I remember having to have a conversation with my bunny about the concept of "herbivore" when I caught him eating cat food. Silly bunny.

  • Starving Indian Kids Denied Free Eggs Over Religio

    07/11/2015 6:36:37 PM PDT · 46 of 66
    exDemMom to Steelfish
    "The human body is meant to consume vegetarian food, which has everything the human body requires."

    Not really. The description of those kids indicates that they have kwashiorkor, which means that there is inadequate protein in their diets. Children with kwashiorkor starve even if they consume sufficient calories, but do not receive adequate protein.

    I remember reading about Indian families who did fine as strict vegetarians in India, but developed signs of protein insufficiency upon immigrating to the US. This happened because US standards for food quality prohibit insect-infested foods from being sold. In India, however, lax food quality standards mean that food is often infested with insects. What happened is that before they left India, these vegetarians consumed enough insects to meet their protein needs. But when they moved to the US, they started eating insect-free food and became malnourished.

  • Last Stand of the Old White Males ... Mark Steyn

    07/11/2015 3:14:31 AM PDT · 6 of 25
    exDemMom to Gaffer
    Hillary is the Rasputin of Democrat Politics.

    I would say otherwise.

    Rasputin had boundless charisma. Hillary has none.

  • Two dozen Democrats sponsor House bill to eliminate words ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ from federal law

    07/09/2015 4:19:19 PM PDT · 10 of 14
    exDemMom to Sean_Anthony

    The leftists are spoiled children. They want, want, want, and when their immature demands are met, they are not satisfied: they just want more, and their demands become more bizarre.

    In order to develop normally, children need boundaries. If we, as a society, would put our foots down and tell the spoiled liberals “No, we aren’t going to give in to your bizarre demands”, they would, like spoiled children, throw tantrums at first. But in the end, they would feel safer in the knowledge that there are boundaries.

  • Study concludes '80s metalheads turned out OK

    07/09/2015 3:23:06 PM PDT · 9 of 20
    exDemMom to dware
    Records were burned, "Parental Advisory" warning labels were born

    Al Gore's lasting legacy.

  • Jeb Bush: People Need to Work Longer Hours

    07/09/2015 3:37:11 AM PDT · 18 of 44
    exDemMom to nickcarraway
    Already the Democratic National Committee has pounced, releasing a statement that calls his remarks “easily one of the most out-of-touch comments we’ve heard so far this cycle,” adding that Bush would not fight for the middle class as president.

    I do not know how promoting a work ethic is "out of touch." That really says more about the Democrat ethic--although they claim to be for the working middle class, their poverty-increasing and job killing policies show otherwise.

    I don't think Jeb stumbled so much as the Dems are quick to twist anything a Republican candidate says in order to push their agenda. Why aren't Republican candidates wargaming this tactic of Democrats in order to head them off at the pass or turn it against them?

    I'm not for Jeb. My comments really apply to all Republican candidates. We should not have to settle on less than ideal candidates because we conservatives are so quick to throw any candidate under the bus as soon as he has been attacked by vicious Democrats.

  • [UK] Transgender soldiers could serve in close combat

    07/09/2015 3:26:14 AM PDT · 13 of 23
    exDemMom to markomalley

    A guy pretending to be a woman still has the same male stamina and strength he always did. So why would he not be able to physically perform on the front lines?

    The question is, why would you want a mentally ill man on the front lines? Or even in the military?

    The article also mentioned the topic of women in combat. There are reasons we have not been placed in combat, and they are not all sexist. There is the fundamental fact that we are small and not nearly as strong as men. As one woman once told me, years ago, the Army hired me for my brains, not my physical prowess.

  • New Virus, Not EV-D68, Now Suspected in Childhood Paralysis

    07/08/2015 5:38:11 PM PDT · 24 of 25
    exDemMom to Bigg Red

    They typically would not be screened unless they are showing symptoms.

    There is a possibility of asymptomatic shedders—people who do not get sick but have the virus and are contagious anyway.

    I have not studied these viruses enough to know the incubation period or how long the virus is contagious.

  • US Army Warns of Defeat With New Cutbacks

    07/08/2015 3:34:16 AM PDT · 14 of 33
    exDemMom to Olog-hai

    Cutting back on the military is one of the best ways ever devised to guarantee that the military will be needed.

    It works every time it’s tried.