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Homeless whiz kid and her family will get a new home
Fri Jan 13, 2012
We have a lot of problems in this country. We have a lot of crime, a lot of victims, and a growing disparity between the "haves" and "have-nots". Unlike ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, we have the ability to dream and make it come true. Just look around.
Catholic sainthood expected for 2 Americans
Mon Jan 2, 2012
Please, folks, take your agendas and speak in another forum. After a loooong time, the Catholic Church is honoring the memories of 2 fine women. That is all this is about. NOT the negative things you all seem to relish discussing.
New laws toughen rules on abortions, immigrants, voters
Sat Dec 31, 2011
Society instituted government to say what society believed to be right. Oliver Wendell Holmes said, "Murder is not illegal to prevent people from murdering each other.
'Virginity tests' banned in Egyptian prisons
Tue Dec 27, 2011
I can't imagine the level of guts it takes to voice complaints (let alone bring legal action) for this kind of abuse. Women are treated as possessions, subject to flagrant abuses for which no punishment has been historically imposed.
Iran says woman's stoning case might change to hanging
Sun Dec 25, 2011
OK, let's review. In the entire world, North Korea, Afghanistan, a couple of places in Africa, these fine, upstanding folks in Iran, and....oh, yeah, the USA are the last places that have Capital punishment.
Jury awards record $150 billion payout to family of burned child
Thu Dec 22, 2011
There are some crimes that are so bad, so repugnant, that even capital punishment may not be severe enough. But, we have to look at ALL the circumstances surrounding the crime. First, remember that the perp was 13 at the time. The fact that he grew up to be a pedophile is not part of the argument.
Share your thoughts, memories of Rooney
Sat Nov 5, 2011
His legacy would stretch to more pages than he ever wrote. His kids all have gone on to make their presences felt -- in several industries. George Bailey wondered what the world would have been like if he had never been born. Andy, we would have all been much the worse but for your existence.
Pregnant mom says sandwich arrest was 'horrifying'
Mon Oct 31, 2011
This is really just another instance of corporate decisions shouting out that they don't care about their customers.
Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is simple: Most will simply pay more
Thu Oct 13, 2011
Just another chance for rich guys to stay rich and the rest of us...get screwed
Woman killed by train as she saves baby
Sun Oct 9, 2011
With all due respect for the departed, trains are NOT stealth vehicles! They very rarely sneak up on road crossings. Even when the whistles are not blowing, the trains themselves make a lot of noise.
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