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  • Why I converted to Islam

    03/29/2015 11:26:38 AM PDT · 94 of 108
    usconservative to 9thLife
    Black muslim -- click

    Yup. The muslims themselves call black muslims "pug nosed slaves."

    If Kareem wants to fool himself into thinking he's a muslim go on ahead. Arab muslims look at him as inferior.

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/29/2015 6:59:13 AM PDT · 62 of 66
    usconservative to Respond Code Three
    From my point of view though, being a Federal officer is not setting his sights "higher" than being a "cop." They have a different law enforcement focus.

    You are of course correct and I meant absolutely no disrespect to "cops" in any way. We know most of the local county police that patrol our area -- all stand up guys.

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 7:33:58 PM PDT · 47 of 66
    usconservative to mountn man

    Thanks, I really appreciate that. We (wife and I...) sacrificed alot so she could be a stay at home mom for the kids. I believe it made all the difference in the world.

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 7:12:15 PM PDT · 43 of 66
    usconservative to mountn man
    He's got a free ride based on his ACT and academic record, and he wants to be a cop?

    No, he wants to get into the FBI or ATF. WIU is one of the top LEA (Law Enforcement Administration) universities in the country. The FBI recruits right out of WIU. Western Illinois University also sets the LEA Curriculum for other universities with LEA programs. Every single one of WIU's LEA instructors is a former FBI/ATF/Sheriff/State Police Chief/Federal Prosecutor. We've met every single one of them.

    One of my neighbor's sons is with the FBI out of Chicago as a Forensics Specialist and he went to WIU. Was recruited right before he graduated.

    I was also fortunate enough to make the acquaintance of James Greenleaf last year. He was the head of the FBI office in Boston who took down Whitey Bolger. I met him on the air (Amateur Radio, he's a Ham) one day. Greenleaf was very generous with his time speaking to my son about a career in the FBI and what it takes to get in. He's the kinda guy who makes you proud of our FBI.

    My oldest son has his sights set high. In addition to his scholastic accomplishments, he's also a third degree blackbelt in Taekwondo, became an instructor at 17 (when he achieved his third degree belt) and has a perfect tournament record. The kid is wicked to compete against and at 6'4", 230 pounds he's got great reach, flexibility and speed. He won the very first tournament he was entered into at 10 and has never looked back. He's an amazing kid, sometimes I have a hard time believing he's actually my son.

    If he were to simply become a cop I don't think I'd complain. He has his sights set higher though and I think he'll get to where he wants to me. He has his father's drive. :-)

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 6:41:10 PM PDT · 34 of 66
    usconservative to Chickensoup

    We transferred them out of private school for high school. Oldest one is done this May and off to Western Illinois University for Law Enforcement, he scored a free ride due to his ACT score and academic record (National Honor society, all that.)

    Youngest one will be done in a year and a half, then I'm out of Illinois. This whole state can kiss my ass.

  • Illinois Public Schools Can Demand Students’ Social Networking Accounts and Passwords at Will

    03/28/2015 6:29:48 PM PDT · 23 of 66
    usconservative to servo1969

    Yeah, 4th Amendment applies to children too. Both my sons (16, 18) already know to tell their high school to go F themselves if they're ever asked anything inappropriate.

    Let the school get a warrant. Daddy's got a lawyer on retainer and I'd happily pay to see that fight. Nazi bastards won't get away with this bullshit with my kids. Guarandamntee that.

  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/28/2015 9:16:21 AM PDT · 67 of 74
    usconservative to Hardens Hollow
    Was SS ever ruled on by the Supremes?

    Yes, and I explained what the results were.

  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/28/2015 6:03:37 AM PDT · 62 of 74
    usconservative to Susquehanna Patriot
    Let’s think about this. Leftists whine all the time that Reps only give tax cuts for the rich. Ending Obozocare would be a tax cut for the poor and middle class... isn’t that something leftists could support!

    I'm trying to figure out if you're being funny, sarcastic, rhetorical or serious here. Leftists NEVER support tax cuts. They believe the Government can spend your money better than you can.

  • Statement Regarding Subpoena Compliance and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    03/27/2015 6:35:32 PM PDT · 47 of 66
    usconservative to kristinn
    Unless it was a DoD 5220.22-M 7 pass secure wipe, that data's still retrievable for anyone with good data forensic skills.

    Gowdy shouldn't give up yet.

  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/27/2015 5:23:13 PM PDT · 12 of 74
    usconservative to usconservative

    Correction: “Once the benefits START flowing.”

  • With 16 Million in Obamacare, Is the Repeal Debate Over?

    03/27/2015 5:22:20 PM PDT · 9 of 74
    usconservative to E. Pluribus Unum
    Mark this post and remember it.

    I said the day the US Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare thanks to Roberts re-writing it (un-Constitutional, Court's can't re-write legislation!) that there was no way the US Supreme Court would EVER un-do ObamaCare once the "benefits stopped flowing."

    For the same reason the US Supreme Court refused to repeal Social Security, "once the benefits started flowing."

    Mark this post, Obamacare isn't going anywhere via the US Supreme Court. Congress has to repeal it as a tax. Likelihood of that ever happening: Zero.

  • The BBC’s Firing of Jeremy Clarkson Proves a Point About Progressive Media

    03/27/2015 5:14:40 PM PDT · 54 of 55
    usconservative to Pecos
    Clarkson and his pals have repeatedly made it clear they think Americans are stupid, so I would guess that Duck Dynasty is the last place they would get on the air.

    Yes they do. I don't remember what season or episode# it was, but the three of them came over to the US and flew down to Florida.

    In this episode, they were supposed to buy a car in South Florida (Miami?) for something like $1500 and drive them to New Orleans

    The trip was a complete hoot with only Captain Slow having AC (until Jeremy broke it of course.) They stopped somewhere in Mississippi (?) and painted each others cars with different slogans.

    Hammond's truck had "I'm Gay" written all over it, Clarkson was driving a mid-80's Camaro with "Nascar SUCKS" written all over it and May drove a late 70's early 80's Cadillac Fleetwood with "Hillary for President" written on it.

    Best part of the episode was when they stopped for gas somewhere in Mississippi.

    Southerners really don't like people with "Nascar Sucks" and "Hillary for President" painted on their vehicles (forget about the over the top "I'm Gay" on Hammond's old Dodge pickup.)

    I had tears running from my eyes I was laughing so hard at the gas station scene.

    Still my favorite episode of them all, and I give the BBC 30 days before they cave and announce Clarkson, Hammon and May are back next season.

    Top Gear is seen in over 150 countries (read that somewhere...) and is Britain's #1 export around the world. The BBC has to wake up and realize where their revenue's coming from and the truth is, that show is NOTHING without Clarkson. May and Hammond know it too.

  • U.S. Companies Bring More Foreign Profit Home

    03/23/2015 8:31:37 PM PDT · 7 of 7
    usconservative to willyd
    You nailed it!

    Currency conversion rates having a major impact on re-patriating dollars.

  • Top Five Overrated Rifle Cartridges

    03/23/2015 8:25:42 PM PDT · 34 of 100
    usconservative to Bulwyf
    If you can shoot 308 well, you can shoot anything. It’s a round that takes skill.

    My favorite deer hunting round. One behind the ears and down they go. No muss, no fuss and no tracking them.

  • Top Five Overrated Rifle Cartridges

    03/23/2015 8:23:51 PM PDT · 31 of 100
    usconservative to demshateGod
    .223? Well I guess 5.56 is good then.

    Neither has any real stopping power which is why Obama's attempts to ban it was a fu**ing joke.

    7.62 is far, FAR superior.

  • Feminist Reporter: Take Away White Men’s Guns

    03/23/2015 5:41:35 PM PDT · 102 of 105
    usconservative to coloradan
    So, she’s racist and sexist.

    Wanna bet she's also a bisexual or lezbian?

  • Wisconsin Is Finally Free to Implement Voter ID Law

    03/23/2015 5:33:04 PM PDT · 10 of 16
    usconservative to afraidfortherepublic
    Paging Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner ... please pick up a white courtesy phone!

    IL Voters DEMAND Voter ID!

  • Enough Fighting: Time for Libertarians and Conservatives to Unite [retread zot]

    03/23/2015 5:25:34 PM PDT · 124 of 144
    usconservative to Texas Eagle
    Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration."

    The problem with statements like this from Rand Paul indicate he really has no clue about Latin culture and South American politics.

    Latino's may be or lean "conservative" on social issues but when it comes to economic issues it's a whole different ball game.

    Many Latino's who come to America from Mexico, Venezuela, etc.. come from an economic background where they are generally speaking --- poor --- and the Government is the source of all wealth (at least beyond the drug lords and drug trade.)

    Latino's who come to America come with the same view that the Government is the source of all wealth -- because that's what they grew up under.

    Again, on Social issues like abortion, they tend to lean Conservative. Latino's are for the most part very family oriented and frankly -- when's the last time you saw a latino beggar on the city streets? I work in Downtown Chicago and in the past 28 years I've not seen a single Latino beggar. Why? Because Latino's consider it a disgrace for a family member to beg.

    Back to Rand Paul: His assertion that Latino voters have been "pushed away" by so called harsh rhetoric over immigration is bullsh*t. Latino's who came here LEGALLY are frankly upset at those who came here illegally. Latino's who came here LEGALLY and have been here for more than one generation are in favor of strong border protection. That's been proven in several polls.

    The reason Latino voters vote Democrat Party mostly as a bloc is because of their own economic perceptions and experiences which place Government at the center and source of all wealth.

    If they didn't get it from the Government in Mexico, Venezuela or whatever country they came from, they didn't get it. They hold that same belief here.

    That's why "amnesty" by any other name and so-called "paths to citizenship" must be stopped. Those who don't contribute to this country one thin dime damn' near outnumber those of us paying 50% and higher in taxes on every dollar we make. Make these illegal immigrants legal and this country is lost. The moochers will outnumber the producers and this country will simply accelerate it's decline.

    I can never support Rand Paul because of his basic misunderstanding of Latin Culture (which btw, was told to me by a Latino friend!)

  • Vanity: Battery drain on truck

    03/22/2015 5:39:35 PM PDT · 87 of 112
    usconservative to Steely Tom
    I can’t think of a way to do it that does involve putting an ammeter in series with the battery and pulling fuses one at a time. But that’s because I’m just a dumb engineer.

    You're no dummy. Absent alot of diagnostic tools, that's the best and fastest way to find the problem.

  • You Blew It! Force People to Vote

    03/22/2015 11:23:57 AM PDT · 23 of 64
    usconservative to Kaslin
    To force people to vote goes directly against America’s founding principle of freedom.

    To force people to buy a product -- ANY PRODUCT -- including healthcare goes directly against America's founding principle of freedom.

    That didn't stop the narcissist in chief from ramming Obamacare down everyone's throats now did it?

  • Bad News For The Islamic Tribunal In Texas, Muslims Furious

    03/21/2015 9:43:18 PM PDT · 12 of 205
    usconservative to Hotlanta Mike
    A country within a country, sounds like something Obama would do...

    Already exists, it's named Dearborn, Michigan.

  • Religious broadcaster: Christians 'must' prep for martyrdom over gay marriage

    03/21/2015 9:32:01 PM PDT · 4 of 25
    usconservative to grumpygresh
    Just wait until the gay activists go after the main line churches that support traditional marriage. When gay couples ask traditional marriage pastors to bless and conduct a homosexual union, we are going to see lawsuits and probably prison sentences.

    I've been saying for well over a decade now that this is the homosexual agenda's end goal: to destroy Christianity in America. I've also predicted that the lawsuits against Churches will start this year, and homosexual radical fanatics will go after the smaller churches first, as the smaller churches won't have the financial resources to fight back.

    The end goal is to get this to the US Supreme Court to either force churches to perform "gay" marriage ceremonies or be forced to close by the Feds.

    I don't think Sandy Rios is far off with the martyrdom claim.

  • Judge OKs punitive damages in California gender bias case

    03/21/2015 9:05:32 PM PDT · 18 of 25
    usconservative to PROCON
    A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.

    A classic example of why companies are leaving California and moving to more business friendly climates like Texas.

    Austin Texas is rapidly becoming the new Silicon Valley.

  • Palestinian Activist: Modern Israel Jives With ‘Racist’ and ‘Xenophobic’ Republican Party

    03/21/2015 8:15:20 AM PDT · 4 of 11
    usconservative to 2ndDivisionVet
    Palestinian Activist: Modern Israel Jives With ‘Racist’ and ‘Xenophobic’ Republican Party

    Well then, let's call a spade a spade here: Modern "Palestinians" jive with terrorists, terrorism and the America hating Democrat Party.

    True on all counts. The filthy bastards celebrated by dancing in the streets and throwing candy on 9-11-01.

    NEVER FORGET who the enemy is: islam.

  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/21/2015 8:12:57 AM PDT · 40 of 49
    usconservative to Jonty30

    Spot On. Not that I’m a fan of sports figures as being role models but THERE’S one heck of a role model.

  • The Crisis Has Exploded (Obama and Israel)

    03/21/2015 5:07:24 AM PDT · 33 of 63
    usconservative to ryan71
    The only evil this president has not committed, so far, is a mass killing of Americans. I’m sure he’s working on it, though.

    The number of troops KIA in Afghanistan more than doubled under Obama's watch. Trust me, he's already committed a mass killing of Americans.

  • No sprinklers required: How my church kept homeless people off church steps

    03/21/2015 5:03:13 AM PDT · 32 of 48
    usconservative to Mrs. Don-o
    I don't have any solution for that except "Call the cops."

    You're correct: there are those who don't want help and simply want to do whatever it is they want to do. I'm not aware of any instances where our church has had to call the police on anyone, I guess I wouldn't be surprised if it happened.

    Now that I remember, one of our pastoral staff dressed up like a homeless person - complete with raggy / smelly clothes and completely filthy dirty as if he'd been on the street for weeks - and walked into our church building one Sunday morning as services were getting ready to start.

    He anticipated that he'd be ignored and that no one would offer assistance of any kind.

    He was completely wrong. He kept up the act of being a homeless person and not wanting to communicate as long as he could, eventually breaking down and giving into the help he was being offered and then revealed himself as one of our Pastors.

    Same Pastor went up on stage and delivered one of the most powerful sermons about the heart of the Church that I think I'd ever seen.

  • Presbyterian Church (USA) Changes Its Constitution To Include Gay Marriage

    03/21/2015 4:56:28 AM PDT · 155 of 190
    usconservative to TheTopRead
    Have no doubt, Satan is working overtime perverting most churches in defiance of the Word. Of course, we know how this all ends. Praise God!

    Those of us who've read the Bible certainly do know how this all ends. That's why I look at what's going on around myself, my community and the rest of the world and stand confident in the fact that even though we're living in the end days, my faith in Christ (not any "church") will carry myself and my family through.

  • Presbyterian Church (USA) Changes Its Constitution To Include Gay Marriage

    03/21/2015 4:51:33 AM PDT · 151 of 190
    usconservative to EternalVigilance
    I don’t need the Catholic Church to enjoy the benefits of that promise.

    Right on. It's funny that those who make those claims about the Catholic church conveniently ignore all the sexual scandals that occur within the Catholic Church.

    Point is, no Church is 100% clean or without sin. That's simply impossible because we're all human subject to human sin and failure.

  • Please don't shoot me! Business owner begged for his life...killed during botched robbery

    03/21/2015 4:45:20 AM PDT · 123 of 156
    usconservative to Albion Wilde
    If the victim were black and that were two white kids, you could bet the farm that Al Sharpton would have "his people" rioting in the streets.

    "Botched?" If the victim were black and the two kids were white, this would be a HATE CRIME.

    Talk about media double-standards on display!

  • Why Are Tech Companies Laying Off Americans Doing the Jobs They Say They Need Immigrants to Fill?

    03/20/2015 7:37:49 PM PDT · 43 of 68
    usconservative to dirtboy
    If they want their severance pay, they train their replacements.

    SPOT ON. Seeing it happen at my employer today. Been going on for two years. Only a matter of time before they come for me.

  • Why Are Tech Companies Laying Off Americans Doing the Jobs They Say They Need Immigrants to Fill?

    03/20/2015 7:36:52 PM PDT · 42 of 68
    usconservative to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today presented an amendment to the Gang of Eight immigration bill that would improve our nation’s legal immigration system by increasing high-skilled temporary worker visas, called H-1B visas, by 500 percent.

    Scratch Ted Cruz from consideration for President. If he's that dumb that he doesn't know HIGH TECH people here in the US are losing their jobs to Foreigners that are exploiting the H1B process, then I sure as hell don't want him for President.

  • No sprinklers required: How my church kept homeless people off church steps

    03/20/2015 7:29:25 PM PDT · 9 of 48
    usconservative to goodwithagun
    Churches of ALL denominations provide services for the poor. Finding a way to keep vagrants from urinating and deficating on church property is not cruel. These people could utilize church services properly, but instead choose to literally crap on them. Bottom line, it’s a biohazard.

    Agree on all counts. The church my family and I have attended the last 17 years has a BENEVOLENCE COMITTEE for matters such as those described above. I personally am not involved in it, personally know a few of the folks who are. They truly do God's work in helping those who've exhausted all other resources and simply need a hand-up to get back on their feet.

    Our benevolence committee has helped find people jobs, housing, get home to their families, helped folks with medical needs, assisted families during transition from losing their home to finding new, affordable housing, fixed more cars of Single Mom's or bought them better cars when necessary than I can count, helped Military Families of our church (and the community) meet their financial needs during long deployments, and the list goes on, and on, and on.

    It's heartbreaking to see so many needs and people literally getting down to their absolute last resort of asking our benevolence committee for help. I have much admiration for the folks who sit on that committee, especially for the times they have to say NO to someone. Fortunately it's a rare occurrence, but some do try abusing the Church's good will.

    Our benevolence committee never asks for repayment however some folks once back on their feet do try to pay back some or all of the gift they were given. Others we simply ask to help pay it forward when they can. It's really amazing to see how that works. So many folks that our benevolence committee has helped are the first to come forward when someone in the same position they were in needs help. Even if for nothing else to have a sympathetic ear and to be an example to others that they can make it through their trying time.

    I think at the end of the day, that's how it's supposed to work and hopefully our Lord is proud.

  • Dem Vow on Iran: ‘Any Attempts to Sidestep Congress Will Be Resisted on Both Sides of the Aisle’

    03/19/2015 2:57:08 PM PDT · 25 of 26
    usconservative to SeekAndFind
    Blinken warned Congress to “avoid any actions” that could make people blame the U.S. if talks fail, including “any attempts” to undermine President Obama.

    “The United States, not Iran, could be isolated and the sanctions regime collapse,” he said.

    Allow me to be the first (or among the first as the case may be ..) to say it: Isolating the United States from the rest of the world is exactly what Obama wants. Reverse the tables and have the U.N. "sanction" the U.S.

    That's his plan.

  • Looking for best option to drop cable.

    03/16/2015 7:45:38 PM PDT · 57 of 87
    usconservative to TurboZamboni
    Got rid of DirecTV almost 4 years ago now.

    We have a Roku and subscribe to Hulu and Netflix for a total of $15/mo. as opposed to the $100 "basic Digital" package we had at DirecTV.

    It took all of three weeks for the kids to stop whining about not having DirecTV anymore and find content they liked using the Roku device.

    Some of the big networks also let you watch episodes online for FREE.

    We cut the cord and haven't gone back. No need to. We get regular Broadcast TV on a small, home-made HDTV antenna made out of coat hangers, some wire, and a 4' long 2x2 piece of wood. Perfect picture every time.

    Roku device sas $79 one time.

    $15/mo. for Huly & Netflix

    Over-The-Air TV: Free.

    We will never go back to Cable/Satellite TV again. Streaming what you want to see, when you want to see it is the future.

  • Pete Rose petitions commissioner

    03/16/2015 7:37:12 PM PDT · 81 of 109
    usconservative to dainbramaged
    Great ball player, lousy human.

    A wise person once said to me "just because you're the best at what you do, that doesn't mean that you're good at life."

    Pete Rose definitely falls into the category of "great at what he does" but being lousy at life. Thing is, Rose is hardly unique that way.

  • White House Issues Saturday Night Iran Deal Warning To Senate

    03/15/2015 8:16:34 AM PDT · 5 of 21
    usconservative to Gaffer
    Republicans to Obama:

    WE WON.

    (Now if they only had the balls to actually say it and follow up on it!)

  • The Seven Dwarfs who did not sign Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    03/12/2015 7:35:52 AM PDT · 43 of 43
    usconservative to entropy12

    I am absolutely shocked that Mark Kirk (R - IL) is not on that list.

  • Is Obama Really a Christian?

    03/12/2015 7:11:54 AM PDT · 21 of 36
    usconservative to ryan71
    He defends muslims at every opportunity and pisses on Christains at every opportunity.

    Which is why the Bible tells us that we will know them by their deeds.

    The Bible is the first to declare that "talk is cheap" that way..

  • Is Obama Really a Christian?

    03/12/2015 7:10:45 AM PDT · 20 of 36
    usconservative to SeekAndFind
    There's nothing new in this article. Everything about Jeremiah Wright, TUCC, Obama's involvement in TUCC, the fact that he did the "walk of faith", had his children baptized in TUCC, had his marriage arranged to Moochelle Obama by Wright, etc.. etc.. etc.. was heavily covered in the Conservative online media and blogsphere in 2007.

    The fact that National Review has FINALLY, more than 6 years later published what so many knew back then might be relevant to a few Conservative folks who hadn't seen this information before.

    After that, no one cares. America has become apathetic. The liberal lamestream media will NEVER publish an article like this.

  • Why does no one believe the Saudis?

    01/13/2015 11:20:19 AM PST · 29 of 80
    usconservative to Wyatt's Torch

    True, they also have the benefit of tens or hundreds of billions of dollars of financial reserves that the rest of the Middle East and Russia do not have.

  • Why does no one believe the Saudis?

    01/13/2015 11:18:19 AM PST · 27 of 80
    usconservative to thackney

    Factual error in the article.

    US oil production isn’t up one million barrels. It’s up MILLIONS of barrels a day, to the point where we’re now out producing Saudi Arabia, based in what I read.

    Yes, the free market works every time it’s tried, and it’s largely thanks to the good ol USA that oil prices are falling. Don’t believe that? Take Americas oil production offline for six months and watch oil prices skyrocket back up.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/13/2015 11:09:25 AM PST · 107 of 111
    usconservative to sarasmom

    You and I won’t argue the point that Terri Schiavo was in no danger of dying until the government stepped in.

    I absolutely agree with that. I think Jeb Bush and the State of Floridas interference in a family matter was inexcusable and IMO is the single biggest issue why I cannot vote for him.

    Yes, Terri’s husband was a real piece of work. She deserved far better than his plans for her, and God Bless her family for all they did to save her from an excruciating death.

    My commentary was deliberately limited to the science (and lack of still) around our own understanding of the human brain, how it works, and how it can seemingly heal itself.

    I posted earlier in this thread about a young girl from the church my family belongs wh suffered a horrendous accident and had been pronounced brain dead by a hospital, only to wake up thirty days later. I hope you read that post. The thing is, we have no idea why some people seem to recover from really horrible brain injuries, and others don’t. So much we don’t know yet. I wish science would hurry up.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/13/2015 10:47:37 AM PST · 105 of 111
    usconservative to BykrBayb

    My only response to your accusatory post is you were not in my position, you don’t know the facts and you don’t know how the outcome developed.

    Murder? Wow. Your own circumstance is just that. Your own. I wouldn’t presume to know all the facts in your case, much less have the unmitigated gall to call you a murderer. Other words after your post? Yup. Murderer isn’t One of them.

    Do try and have some compassion for the situations you aren’t 100% privy to. And the next time you hurl such an accusation my way you can bet the farm I’ll be subpoenaing FR’s IP address records that correspond to your nickname and suing you for everything you have for libel.

    Do yourself a favor and NEVER post to me again.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/13/2015 10:39:26 AM PST · 104 of 111
    usconservative to sarasmom

    I used the term “somewhat unique” only in the context of her medical condition, regarding brain atrophy, shrinkage of her brain and core functions, not all of which is fully understood by the medical community.

    I deliberately stayed away from the personal aspects you described, which BTW I’ve been thru with the death of my younger brother. Unless you PERSONALLY have been through it, you’ve no idea the pain families go through.

    Protesting? Please. I wish it was just that simple.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/12/2015 7:16:55 PM PST · 68 of 111
    usconservative to JimSEA
    She was always careful to explain what and why she was doing things to comatose and stroke affected patients as well as to the senile. Nursing is a wearing profession if done well.

    Your wife is one special woman. Such compassion. A true credit to her profession. I hope some day at a time of her choosing she gets back into it and shows these newer nurses how it should be done.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/12/2015 7:11:58 PM PST · 65 of 111
    usconservative to RushingWater
    By the way, about six years ago a young girl in our church was involved in a horrendous automobile accident. She was 16. Her injuries were so bad, that doctors informed the family that her brain stem and brain had largely separated from each other and there was no hope for her recovery. "It was just a matter of time" they said.

    The family struggled for two weeks on whether or not to pull the plug on life support for her. The hospital was at the point of getting ready to get a court order to do so, claiming their limited life support resources were being wasted.

    The evening before the hospital was scheduled to remove her life support, some thirty days after the accident, a nurse was in her room checking on her, standing at her bedside and holding her hand. The young girl opened her eyes and clenched the nurses hand.

    The nurse asked her to clench her hand again. She did. The nurse asked again, she clenched the nurses hand again. The nurse did this three more times for a total of five getting a clenched hand response.

    The nurse immediately called for the resident and Chief Neurologist and other hospital staff to the room.

    The young girl's mother was down the hall in the "Family Area" getting some rest when all this was going on. She was awakened to the activity in the hall and saw her daughter beginning to wake up as she entered the room, with all the activity going on.

    By the time the rest of the family made it back to the hospital nearly an hour later, the young girl was sitting up in bed with the ventilator tube still in, writing notes to her mother.

    Our entire church of nearly 5,000 people (at that time) spent weeks praying for her recovery.

    Do I think miracles happen? Absolutely.

    That same young lady today still has residual damage from her brain injuries. She cannot open her left eye for example. She's spent years in physical therapy trying to regain full function of her hands. She has a slight limp and some less noticeable issues. Some of these she may never be able to overcome.

    But she's alive. She defied the odds, the "experts" and no one can explain to this day how her brain managed to continue functioning and literally "heal itself."

    As God is my witness, every word above is true.

    Why some people manage to recover and others not is still beyond our ability to figure out why.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/12/2015 6:53:34 PM PST · 57 of 111
    usconservative to RushingWater
    The Terri Schiavo case is IIRC somewhat unique.

    Base brain function, meaning the lowest function a brain can perform while still being a live, functioning brain is to simply keep the body's major organs functioning, which includes breathing.

    That function was clearly there in the Schiavo case despite brain atrophy and shrinkage. Anything else is cognitive function and IIRC (I may not ....) the jury was out on whether or not she had any cognitive function.

    Still, base brain function was there supporting her body's ability to sustain itself provided intravenous feeding.

    It's unfortunate that her case was far ahead of what modern medicine was able to test, examine for and base conclusions on at that time. If she were alive today, her case may still be ahead of what modern medicine can test for and base conclusions on.

    We're still learning so much about how the brain functions and even at times, heals itself.

  • Man Awakens After 12 Years in a “Vegetative State,” Says “I Was Aware of Everything”

    01/12/2015 6:43:17 PM PST · 55 of 111
    usconservative to Ramius
    Clearly, we need to somehow become better at figuring out who is still lucid inside an unresponsive body, and who is actually “gone” with a body that is then just a meat machine with nobody home.

    Advancements in MRI technology using contrast (MRA) to show activity in the brain is increasingly being used. Families have to demand it before the Neurologist (the Doctor that declares "brain death") declares the patient "brain dead."

    Went through this with my younger brother in August 2012 when he had a massive aneurysm at the point where the brain stem connects to the brain. His aneurysm was genetic in nature, meaning my older sister, my youngest brother and I received immediate MRI/MRA's to determine if we were walking time-bomb's ourselves.

    I wouldn't wish the experience we went through on anyone. Those who haven't been through it really have no business criticizing others for the decisions they had to make.

  • Best-Positioned Rival to Jeb Bush

    01/12/2015 6:05:01 PM PST · 16 of 62
    usconservative to entropy12
    Conservatives can’t win GOP nomination without uniting behind a single candidate.

    True. Best hurry up and learn the lesson, pick ONE, seize the nomination and push forth.