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  • A Very Dear Friend of Our Family Has Passed Away

    05/22/2015 7:25:36 PM PDT · 5 of 11
    ransomnote to thesligoduffyflynns

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 3:14:09 PM PDT · 56 of 66
    ransomnote to VRWCmember

    Did you ever do anything as a child or in your youth (say from age 8 to age 16) to another child in the same age range that would be a far more serious immoral or even criminal act if you did as an adult to a child or adolescent?

    Why are people (including you) dismissing this as harmless exploration when a 14 year old boy fondled the genitals of a 4 year old? The police report said victims said he fondled their “breast and vaginas” while they were sleeping. This is predatory behavior. And this behavior does not respond well to treatment; he should be watched for life.
    He behaved the way he did when he was old enough to know better and he preyed upon the vulnerable - he snuck into bedrooms to molest them as they slept.

  • To Those Celebrating Josh Duggar's Fall: Congratulations. You Still Lose.

    05/22/2015 12:30:28 PM PDT · 7 of 66
    ransomnote to Oliviaforever

    Well said.
    I think there’s a basic problem with making idols out of people. This article tries to minimize his crime - what a “pleasure it was” to meet him etc. No one said child molestors couldn’t be pleasant when they want to be. Humble? I hope that “humility” is utter shame. I was never a fan of the show so I have no impulse to write the kind of defensive screed in the OP. I understand that there have been many who attacked the show strictly because of their spiritual faith and yes, those will celebrate this depravity as it is useful to their cause. But I don’t understand the “need” the OP had to defend a child molester in supposed support of Christianity. I don’t want to read about what a nice man he is ...towards adults...when I know what he has done to children, his own sisters. *shudder*

  • Prayer Request

    05/09/2015 12:17:23 PM PDT · 14 of 76
    ransomnote to Rusty0604

    Prayers up for you and your extended family.

  • Bill Whittle: I believe in free speech, but…

    05/08/2015 2:44:11 PM PDT · 18 of 22
    ransomnote to TalBlack

    The video features a blistering attack on those who use “but” including the application of the bell curve of cowardice. Bill WHittle’s video expresses fury toward those who feel that “offensive or provocative speech” should be avoided and points out that Michael Moore and John Stewart must also be “asking for it” for their provocative speech. He makes a strong point that there is free speech or there isn’t - 60% free etc. Very powerful video - refers to seventh century savages.

    Bill WHittle quotes ANdrew CUmmins thusly: “Islamophobia: A word created by fascists and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.” Bill WHittle asks that “If you think the bloodshed in Garland was in any way justified, which one are you? Are you the fascist, the moron, or the coward? Maybe you are all three.”

  • Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

    05/06/2015 6:18:08 PM PDT · 29 of 39
    ransomnote to Alberta's Child

    Will they clamor next for separate water fountains, bathrooms, and seats at the back of the bus?

    They have clamored for the modern equivalent. They clamored for a black president as if white ones only serve white people. NO matter how poorly he performs, they continue to clamor for him strictly because he is black.
    ON campus - they have dorms and student unions divided by race and they, along with other protected minorities, have claimed the public sphere lately - barring whites from attending outdoor rallies by defining those rallies as “safe spaces” and hence, all whites as unsafe. Whites have been directed to leave such places. Oh yes - they want separate.

  • Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

    05/06/2015 5:45:56 PM PDT · 25 of 39
    ransomnote to Alberta's Child

    You heard Sharpton calling for a Federal police force to replace the current police force? It implies that black people can’t receive justice with our current law enforcement and it must be replaced by Obama’s domestic force which he designed for htis purpose.

  • Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

    05/06/2015 5:27:31 PM PDT · 12 of 39
    ransomnote to iowacornman

    Once could say “dumb as a fence post” but I see such a pattern of denial in the black community that I believe it’s the groundwork for the assertion that blacks need a separate legal system that will treat them fairly.
    Look at Ferguson and the way anger replaced and denied evidence. And even after evidence was shouted from the roof tops, many in the black community act as if Ferguson was proven to be senseless violence against black youths.
    The prosecutor in the Gray case doesn’t “lose” if she loses the case because she already said the “right thing” to the enraged mob and that will be recorded as fact. The resulting narrative will be “Even though evidence proved he was arrested for false reasons, the police got off scott free for killing him.” and the fact that she’s a prosecutor will be used as credibility to “prove” that the black community needs it’s own legal system. They are agitating to leave “rule by law” in favor of “rule by rage” and I think they want us to “give up” and give them their own legal system to escape the riots. my 2.

  • Officials to Urge Families of Hostages Be Free to Pay Ransoms

    04/26/2015 6:45:04 PM PDT · 10 of 26
    ransomnote to E. Pluribus Unum

    Finally, a way for the left to directly fund activities they support! Now they can hand millions to ISIS and others without having to account for their actions.

    Thinking about the movie Captain PHillips, I remember the lead character says that the US would rather sink the boat they were in than let it land - pointing to the way that countries have long known there must be no reward for piracy or hostage taking - none. Potential captors should see death and destruction - not a payoff - when contemplating a heist.

  • Vanity - Retired Today

    04/12/2015 6:23:44 PM PDT · 7 of 51
    ransomnote to AbnSarge

    Thank you for your service. Congratulations.

  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 4:25:36 PM PDT · 43 of 57
    ransomnote to qam1

    I think many emerge from the home believing that their wants and desires will be accommodated and are shocked to the core when they aren’t.

    My father was one of 9 children. All were expected to thank their mother respectfully for the meal set before them - no one dared asked for any changes to the menu. If you forgot to thank her for the meal, you had gruel for your next meal. If you forgot to thank her for the gruel, you had gruel for your next meal (rinse and repeat).

    My boss recounted a tale of his youth - he informed his mother that he was now vegitarian. She accepted this easily and informed him that he would be in charge of preparing vegitarian meals for himself and she would continue to cook for the rest of the family. This arrangement lasted about one week....

    This all has a sad side to it. Between the ages of 2-5, children need to feel like they are the apple of their parents eyes (high levels of bond and attention) and then they need to grow up and accept natural parental love in maturing proportion without being the center of attention. Many of the kids I’m talking about go through those 2-5 years as a complication in their parents busy lives. They don’t get their emotional/psychological needs met and they tacitly decide to be the center of their own attention, the apple of their own eyes if mom and dad won’t spend enough time with them. And they go through the rest of their lives that way.

    And it’s not necessarily parental neglect (although that is surely the vast marjority in our present society) that can bring this about - sometimes mom is gravely ill and dad is working 2 jobs to keep the home together etc. I understand families face really difficult challenges and respect all who do whatever they can do to protect the family. But our culture in general has replaced real parenting with “buddy” parenting and children setting the menu and other aspects of life. I think THOSE parents marginalize the kids when the kids are at greatest need (early years of life) and then start phasing in as “cool mom” or “fun dad” as the child grows to be more “interesting” to the parents but by then it’s too late. THeir speshul snowflake no longer wants the bond but demands an xbox and the latest tennis shoe etc....

  • American Teens Are Stressed and Bored. It’s Time To Talk About Feelings.

    04/10/2015 2:51:26 PM PDT · 28 of 57
    ransomnote to Opinionated Blowhard

    I think that’s late stage behaviors (permissiveness).

    I believe early deficits in parenting (neglecting basic parental roles) created, sadly, children who are underdeveloped emotionally. For too many, they will be permanently children as they age - self centered, impatient, bored.
    The neglect of their children comes back to haunt parents starting around teen aged years and getting more obvious as the children age into narcissistic, angry people. I believe our country is facing an ominous rise in emotional/mental disturbance in the younger generation among those who had “modern” self centered parents who tried to make sure having children didn’t impede ANY of their own lifes wants, wishes, “needs.”
    Read a report recently saying college counseling services are overwhelmed ( 3 times more students in need) by students requiring “serious” mental health services for depression and other illneses. I want schools to have counselors for troubled students - it really can save them from suicide etc. I don’t believe all students with emotional problems had “bad” parents - there are many mental illnesses and syndromes that are of unknown origin or have organic causes etc. But you just can’t staff enough services to make up for the way our society has added to common mental health issues by making parenting more of a side hobby. The tsunami of emotional problems resulting from “best buddy” or “never home” parenting is coming and it’s going to continue to grow.

  • ‘Never heard of him’: Notable Columbia prof says he isn’t sure Obama attended Columbia University

    04/09/2015 5:43:17 PM PDT · 60 of 63
    ransomnote to x


  • Happy Passover

    04/03/2015 4:20:38 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    ransomnote to cowboyusa

    Thank you and right back at ya!

  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 4:03:04 PM PDT · 28 of 32
    ransomnote to Cold Heart

    And I REALLY needed the laugh!

  • Suicide risk advisory for ADHD drugs comes ‘out of the blue’ and has terrified families, doctor says

    03/31/2015 12:14:11 PM PDT · 12 of 32
    ransomnote to __rvx86

    Didn’t know they were amphetamines. Maybe not all?

    Friend of mine takes Concerta. Normally she talks fast and is pretty hyper (just try keeping up with her in a mall).
    She said when she started taking it the action of the drug felt like “rubber bands, pulling her wandering mind back to the task at hand.” For example, she marveled that she was able to clean the garage for hours - something she’d never done before because she got distracted. If anything, the drug seems to have calmed her 100mph speech and changes of subject.

  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    03/21/2015 3:37:40 PM PDT · 79 of 138
    ransomnote to Altura Ct.

    So they want to hold a public campus even and have all whites “know” that they are “racists” and”abusers” and “not safe” and with this “knowledge” they would then “know that they are “naturally” barred from attending a public campus event. They have to check to make sure that the public campus events are from white abusive dangerous bigots so they “know” they won’t be asked to leave?

  • Ethnic Minorities Deserve Safe Spaces Without White People

    03/21/2015 3:15:50 PM PDT · 61 of 138
    ransomnote to Altura Ct.

    When I was 19, my sister asked a friend hiring for an office if there were job openings I would be eligible to apply for. The friend, an office manager, asked if I were very dark skinned. My sister (blond, blue-eyed) was suprised and said “No.” Her friend replied that they had quotas to hire dark skinned people so there would be no reason for me to apply.
    Oh and there’s the time I was almost beaten on the street for being white in a non-white neighborhood. I literally had to cower before a massively muscled enraged man before he “let” me walk down the sidewalk to my car. But but but...I am white so I’ll NEVER know what racism is like...

  • ‘Serial rapist’ Darren Sharper headed to prison after striking plea deals

    03/21/2015 2:00:16 PM PDT · 18 of 53
    ransomnote to ClearCase_guy

    Why does it seem that men are drugging women to have sex with them?

    Good catch. A famous football player has no shortage of women willing to marry them or just “date” them continuously. But he wouldn’t be dominating and humiliating them if they were willing. Same thing could be said of Roman Polanski - he could have actresses for sex partners but those women would be WILLING and he had a psychological (warped) need to humiliate and dominate. These men have warped psychological “needs” to damage and degrade and they seem to be more prevalent in our society with the passage of time. This should mean there is an increase in abusive women as well - they may not get the headlines that famous athletes get but failure to raise psychologically sound citizens is occurring in both male and female populations. Our society seems to have increasing numbers of psychologically warped and abusive people and I beleive it is partially due to the abandonment of the idea of parenting; the kids fail to “raise themselves” and are missing key components of conscience and morality that parenting could have provided.

  • Prayer Request for Shimmer1

    03/14/2015 11:39:03 AM PDT · 47 of 288
    ransomnote to Shimmer1

    Prayers up for you, that you are renewed and restored every day, that the Lord guide your physicians and restore your health, that your spirits be lifted up.

  • prayer request for my son

    03/08/2015 2:06:22 PM PDT · 37 of 103
    ransomnote to heartwood

    Prayers up for your son. I’ve seen the suffering up close and I am grateful that we have a God to turn to, to ask for relief and comfort.

  • Chart Of The Day: Mass Transit Isn’t Hitting Critical Mass

    02/13/2015 4:04:47 PM PST · 23 of 24
    ransomnote to nascarnation

    I’m guessing that jobs are disappearing so fewer people need to commute to a job (they don’t have one) at the same time people who own cars are having a harder and harder time paying to drive to work (salary cuts, part time jobs, outsourcing etc.) Therefore, as laid off workers stop commuting to work, hardship workers fill their spaces on commuter trains and so the numbers look “flat.”

  • Hero trucker saved sex captive in New Kent: ‘I’ve got daughters’

    02/13/2015 10:34:09 AM PST · 22 of 61
    ransomnote to csvset

    To me, the woman has the cold reptilian eyes of a sociopath. The man looks “vacant” of soul but the woman’s malevolence seems to shine out of her eyes.

  • (Flashback) The fallout of the Nobel scam of 1946.Scientist’s radiation cover-up might have cost tho

    02/11/2015 3:06:44 PM PST · 40 of 45
    ransomnote to Mr. Peabody

    Ever study ever cited in attempts to “prove” low dose radiation is good for health has approx 10% of the validity of the BEIR so I’ll go with the decades of large scale state-of-the-art testing compared with “Bob-has-a-pet-theory” science.
    Radiation dose accumulates so claiming low dose is harmless is flawed on it’s face.

    THe nuclear energy industry would like people like me to “shut up and eat your radiation!” but they have no idea what dose I’ve already accummulated (medical or other exposures I never consented to - there used to be an online video where a car is driving around an urban area with radiation monitoring device and finds a “hot” spot in the back of a big rig. They follow it around and note that the radioactive load is located nearest the driver and he’s just tooling around town, unaware of what he’s hauling)

    One of the lessons of Chernobyl is that in an exposed population, approx 10-15% are more sensitive to radiation and suffer greater harm, the largest 70% are Moderately sensitive and suffer harm at lesser numbers (harm but less) and the lowest 10-15% on the chart are much less sensitive to radiation. So that meant that in the early days of the Chernobyl disaster, some people succumbed quickly, some never succumbed at all, and the mid response was mixed. The guy chiefly responsible for the disaster was exposed to shockingly high doses (radioactive dust blew on him) and he lived to old age yet the men next to him, also exposed at the same levels died grisly deaths in a matter of days. It matters who you are, how well you can tolerate depressed immune response, how well your body heals, your age, your gender etc. and I think it’s pointless to imply that “low dose radiation is harmless and may be beneficial” when people have no idea what their immune system is already protecting them from and what their sensitivity to radiation is, what their accumulated dose is etc.

    I note that the standard to which proponents of hormesis adhere are nothing compared with national long term longitudinal state-of-the-art science. By this I mean, the same people who critique BEIR will accept “medicine man” levels of fake science when it comes to hormesis - particularly those in the nuclear industry. Decades of information gleaned from Chernobyl and now accumulating in Japan will be ignored in favor of backward high hopes (hormesis). In fact, hormesis has a long way to go before the same population of scientists who critique the BEIR will even deign to critique hormesis wishcraft.

  • (Flashback) The fallout of the Nobel scam of 1946.Scientist’s radiation cover-up might have cost tho

    02/11/2015 2:16:43 PM PST · 37 of 45
    ransomnote to fishtank

    The EPA has alot of information about the different health effects of different sources of radiation.

    The basic problem is that low dose radiation still damages DNA, even in small amounts. Your body will try to repair that damage and it is often successful (you fight off the damaging effects of gamma in sunlight for a long time) but sometimes, particularly as small doses ACCUMULATE over time, people get skin cancer. That’s a key issue with small doses - they accummulate.
    Radiation sources that humans mine/manufacture are more harmful than radiation in sunlight or the potassium in bananas because in addition to the risk to DNA, mined/manufactured radioactive waste is released into the environment and ingested or inhaled. A radioactive particle can lodge next to tissue and, allow me to paraphrase, “zap” it with energy pulses for years until the irritation becomes a tumor. INgestion of radioactive material is harmful to health - a specialist in Japan spoke at their public hearings about this matter and noted that, based on studies in Chernobyl, bladder cancer increased in people drinking water with as small as 2 bequerels of radiation in it.

    Also, as the body tries to recover from exposure to radiation (damage to DNA), it’s effort can lower the immune response; as it is kept “busy” healing from radiation exposure it can fail to ward off illnesses it would have otherwise fought off.

  • (Flashback) The fallout of the Nobel scam of 1946.Scientist’s radiation cover-up might have cost tho

    02/11/2015 2:02:10 PM PST · 34 of 45
    ransomnote to fishtank

    I just hate to see anti-science articles like this on Freerepublic because it makes it seem like the “progressives” are right when they say Conservatives are anti-science. No, nothing about this OP article is correct.

    There’s vast, grudging medical proof that small doses of radiation are harmful to health. That’s why you sign a medical release obsolving your dentist of liability and indicating you realize that small doses of radiation are harmful but thta you hope to gain more (dental health) than you lose (small amount of cancer risk increase). Actually the risk wasn’t so small for many years because x-rays of all kinds were so much higher in dose.

    The BEIR reports (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation) are massive large scale studies proving that even small amounts of radiation contribute to health risk/problems.
    In particular, children and women become ill at higher rates compared with adult males. Women have twice the sensitivity level and sadly, children are more sensitive still.

    Wherever scientific documents or institutions hold proof that radiation, even in small amounts, is harmful to health, federal funding is stripped and careers and programs are threatened. I’ve watched as scientific documents are “removed” or become “unavailable” as they are cited in debates like these. THe BEIR reports are state-of-the-art science and had been long term large scale studies.

    On the last BEIR report, they had a page that read something like “Despite what nuclear industry experts would like to believe, small amounts of radiation are harmful to human health.” Within a year, and following intense debate wherein that page was cited, that page was no longer on the web. It’s creepy - medical proof that low level radiation is harmful is being removed wherever the Feds/nuclear industry have control (funding) and worthless fake studies saying it’s helpful to health are being promoted. As rumor is being promoted and science is being demoted, 3 nuclear cores are being washed into the ocean in Fukushima and will continue to do so indefinetly. This whole “do not lok at the man behind the curtain!” is something Orwell would understand.

  • (Flashback) The fallout of the Nobel scam of 1946.Scientist’s radiation cover-up might have cost tho

    02/11/2015 1:50:46 PM PST · 33 of 45
    ransomnote to TexasGator

    The painters who dotted spots of radium on watch faces were getting horrible disfiguring and deathly cancers of the mouth because they “tipped” their paint brushes by touching the brush to their lips.

  • Why Women Are Rejecting “Perfect” Men

    02/07/2015 8:10:12 PM PST · 11 of 147
    ransomnote to ransomnote

    Raise your hand if you read the whole article at the link.
    *squinting at monitor*
    Uh huh. I thought so.
    While some women are ruining some men’s lives, there are other aspects to look at as well. The libs are pushing for collectivist personalities and it is taking the natural edges off of both men and women. Metrosexual was only the start, it became “anti-male” in grade schools where boys aren’t suposed to be males.
    This article discusses that narrow aspect - and is a call for men to be themselves, the best men they can be instead of the most agreeable men they can be. I think the writer had a point.

  • Why Women Are Rejecting “Perfect” Men

    02/07/2015 8:01:14 PM PST · 1 of 147
    Article is 1629 words in length - I know because I tried to post the whole thing.
  • Brian Williams Stepping Away From NBC Nightly News Amid Scandal

    02/07/2015 1:44:24 PM PST · 39 of 209
    ransomnote to bryan999

    I feel his message is prideful. It’s similar in tone to celebrities who lament they can have no privacy and their smallest errors become part of the nightly news. It’s almost as if he’s disappointed in the unreasable behavior of the public.

  • Do You Know What Happened To The Little Girl In This Famous Photo?

    02/06/2015 2:40:42 PM PST · 16 of 35
    ransomnote to NYer

    Contrast her with the Islamists who locked school girls in a burning school so they would not commit immodesty by running from the building without being veiled.

    From Wiki:
    According to at least two reports, members of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), also known as Mutaween, would not allow the girls to escape or to be saved from the fire because they were “not properly covered”, and the mutaween did not want physical contact to take place between the girls and the civil defense forces for fear of sexual enticement, and variously that the girls were locked in by the police, or forced back into the building.[2][6] Civil Defense stated that the fire had extinguished itself before they arrived on the scene. CPVPV officers did appear to object to Civil Defense workers going into the building - Human Rights Watch quoted a Civil Defense officer as saying,

    “Whenever the girls got out through the main gate, these people forced them to return via another. Instead of extending a helping hand for the rescue work, they were using their hands to beat us.”

  • Obama's 'Free' Community College - Not a very sound idea

    02/06/2015 2:31:45 PM PST · 14 of 14
    ransomnote to MichCapCon

    Soviet planning in action. There are no jobs but let’s raise expectations that obtaining a degree will make jobs materialize out of thin air.

  • Rev. Graham to Obama: Unlike Christ, Mohammed ‘Killed Many Innocent People'

    02/05/2015 6:11:41 PM PST · 57 of 134
    ransomnote to FR_addict

    Just watched excerpts on Crowder and noticed that after using the royal “we” alot, Obama slips and says “you” at when negatively referencing CHristians, and then catches himself and goes back to saying “we.” That happens at the 2:10 mark in the video.

  • American Sniper Sets Another Record

    02/02/2015 7:05:33 AM PST · 25 of 53
    ransomnote to rightwingintelligentsia

    I read that somewhere, I think it was Washington D.C. schools paid to take entire classrooms of children to go see it - viewing was mandatory. What would Selma numbers be like without school children?

  • Asking for prayers for Mrs. Seizethecarp who is having an operation today

    01/29/2015 8:02:25 AM PST · 10 of 76
    ransomnote to Seizethecarp

    Prayers UP!

  • Massachusetts Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down During Snowstorm

    01/27/2015 12:50:18 PM PST · 14 of 15
    ransomnote to FirstFlaBn

    News flash. I think the public is entitled to know if it shuts down or loses power. Our taxes, our asset etc. No “need” to shield the public from information re a public utility. This would have been in the news if it was electric plant or solar plant shutting down - yes the public is entitled to information.

  • Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards

    01/27/2015 7:43:19 AM PST · 12 of 13
    ransomnote to Blood of Tyrants

    “What? No “political correctness” grade?”
    Well,yes but you have to average the other scores to get it. “Sensitive” for example, means politically sensitive etc. Oh and “grit” will secretly be used in reverse with the higher score being the denominator - the higher “grit” (thinks for herself/himself, won’t lie down and let others walk on him/her) score reduces the overall score for the student.
    Remember John Wayne in the movie True Grit? Guess what the left things of John Wayne....

  • Massachusetts Nuclear Reactor Shuts Down During Snowstorm

    01/27/2015 7:38:38 AM PST · 9 of 15
    ransomnote to WayneS

    “So then, the fact that it is a nuclear power plant is totally irrelevant. “

    Not really. Some of us realize that power outtages caused 3 nuclear melt -throughs (Fukushima) leaving the radioactive fuel for those 3 power plants washing into the air, ocean and ground water for the rest of our lives. I know nuclear power is protected by the government and the public doesn’t get much information at all so I think it’s ok to at least put in print that it lost power.

  • White House going nuclear on Netanyahu

    01/25/2015 7:39:28 AM PST · 27 of 54
    ransomnote to Dave346

    ““He spat in our face publicly, and that’s no way to behave”

    So they would have been fine if he only spat in their faces in private? I guess the “our” faces is something Jarret enunciated slowly and repeated several when bringing Obama up to speed.

  • Woman Claims Son’s Suicide Caused By Pasadena Target Store’s ‘Walk Of Shame’

    01/23/2015 1:45:31 PM PST · 22 of 162
    ransomnote to BenLurkin

    Well a few guesses.
    To actually put handcuffs on him and take him in for interrogation makes me think they had solid proof that he was stealing.
    Apparently just having him not show up for work anymore because he was arrested for stealing wasn’t deterrent enough so Target seems to have opted for an arrest without charges for the sake of deterrence.
    I say this because it seems patently illegal to use the police to bully your employees in case they are stealing.
    So the wording “suspected” of stealing is used instead of “caught stealing” because Target let the matter drop in exchange for humiliation.

  • Detroit man who murdered two white teens declares ‘black lives matter’ during sentencing

    01/22/2015 5:48:52 PM PST · 26 of 91
    ransomnote to PROCON

    I recall a study that claimed that the reason why “blacks receive longer sentences than whites even when they have committed the same crime” was because in courtroom settings, blacks are more likely to be defiant and eager to prove they are not deterred by “the man” or “the establishment.” I will think of today’s OP the next time disparity in sentencing is once again attributed to racism.

  • Community Colleges To Offer 4-Year Degrees

    01/20/2015 1:18:44 PM PST · 18 of 19
    ransomnote to BenLurkin

    Recently read that college freshmen reading lists contain books pegged at the 7th grade reading level.
    Now that Common Core has saturated k-12 I guess it’s time to give more schools more money to saturate the college level with Common Core. I know that colleges were targeted for Common Core, perhaps it’s already happened. This just seems like a way to transfer funds to Common Core “For the CHildren.”

  • American Sniper: Clint Does it Again

    01/19/2015 10:28:40 AM PST · 2 of 14
    ransomnote to w1n1

    Clint’s success must really be putting a hole in the lib strategy to portray him as “doddering old fool” for his “empty chair” stunt.


    01/19/2015 10:24:46 AM PST · 1 of 37
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a ‘Killer’?

    01/19/2015 9:40:51 AM PST · 45 of 54
    ransomnote to fr_freak
    My 82 year old friend was traumatized by the movie “Gone Girl.” She had a hard time getting over the gratuitous brutality - she thought the promo looked like star crossed lovers and wasn't prepared for the sociopathy.
    The nerve of Hollywood elites decrying killing when they routinely make movies too bloody for me to watch. I was horrified by a movie with, I think it was ray liota, in which a man is shot in the face with a shotgun. THe director waited for the audience to look away (those of us who wished to, and then when we looked back, after a second cut back to the graphic picture of a mans blown away face. I resented that -the director wanted to “catch” those of us who looked away. Gotta watch your required blood and guts curriculum. If the movie is Natural Born killers or some other sociopathic killing spree, it's suppression of artistic freedom if we say anything about the gore. But if it's clint eastwood, well then, he's not moral enough for them and we, the audience, should feel bad about watching his movie because it “glorifies” killing. Hollywood, the ones who brought us Friday the 13th and Freddy Krugar...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Complaints Grow in Hollywood: Should Clint Eastwood Be Celebrating a ‘Killer’?

    01/19/2015 9:09:58 AM PST · 42 of 54
    ransomnote to jda

    Celebrating a killer?
    DId they ever watch CHarles Bronson in the Death WIsh franchise?
    How about Dirty Harry?
    Die Hard, Harder, A good Day TO die Hard?
    How about Gone Girl, which celebrates sociopathy?
    Natural Born Killers celebrates a murderous crime spree.
    TAKEN, TAKEN 2< Taken 3? He kills. How about martial arts films? Hollywood celebrates murderers and vigilantes alike. Didn’t they watch the movie No Country For Old Men?

  • As America Tires of Race Hoaxes, ‘Selma’ Disappoints at Box Office

    01/16/2015 6:59:12 AM PST · 56 of 57
    ransomnote to Altura Ct.

    Thanks to Obama’s economy, I no longer have disposable cash to buy movie tickets...but I’ll still be called a racist.

  • The Most Annoying People on the Plane starring Sir Patrick Stewart

    01/14/2015 4:27:44 PM PST · 20 of 70
    ransomnote to John S Mosby

    Then how could ALlah reward them for hijacking planes if he couldn’t see them....? : )

  • In Islam, a Long Tradition Against Depicting the Prophet

    01/14/2015 3:04:10 PM PST · 27 of 39
    ransomnote to Oldeconomybuyer

    In Islam, a long tradition of slaying people of other faiths.

  • 'Klansville USA' PBS Documentary Takes Cheap Shot at Republicans

    01/14/2015 11:38:26 AM PST · 27 of 41
    ransomnote to PJ-Comix

    I have forgotten the name of the Dem senator who was a former KKK leader (Grand Dragon?). Was it Bird? I think being racist enough to join the clan should permanently bar one from holding office. Yet there was all this fawning over him when he died - lots of honrariums etc. But Dems have no conscience so they might as well lie and say the Repubs created the KKK when it was THEM.