Blame the law enforcement for the problem. No accountability for the actions of the perpetrators. They are victims. Oh they got justice all right. Burned down their town and got a bunch of free stuff. Unarmed? Your fists can be weapons and Brown showed agression from the start. Did the officer truly know if Brown was unarmed? Would any other officer handled this situation differently? Officers have to follow certain protocol to protect themselves and the community.
If the problem is white cops, the solution is to hire only black cops. Protesting doesn't seem to be the answer either. Instead of protesting and demanding justice why not reach out to the community to talk about the issues with the people and teach them better ways. A good outlet for idle hands is volunteerism. Get youth involved in cleaning up the mess created by the rioters.
November 28, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.
Smoke & mirrors.
November 26, 2014 at 5:14 p.m.
Airsoft guns look about as close to real as it gets if you take the orange tip off.
November 25, 2014 at 3:24 p.m.
The objection is that this is not a matter between consenting adults but the breakdown of the family. There is a spiritual battle going on for our lives and souls.
Two men cannot bring bear children and technically the same for two women, hence it goes against nature. Marriage is a custom ordained by God for the reason of procreation. Love takes all forms. In order to have a relationship with someone you love, you don't need to be married. I might love my mother or my friend or my uncle but that doesn't mean that I'm being deprived of the relationship if I can't marry them.
Gays are notoriously promiscuous. "Data from Vermont, Sweden, and the Netherlands reveal that only a small percentage of homosexuals and lesbians identify themselves as being in a committed relationship, with even fewer taking advantage of civil unions or, in the case of the Netherlands, of same-sex "marriage." This indicates that even in the most "gay friendly" localities, the vast majority of homosexuals and lesbians display little inclination for the kind of lifelong, committed relationships that they purport to desire to enter."
In his study of male homosexuality in Western Sexuality: Practice and Precept in Past and Present Times, Pollak found that "few homosexual relationships last longer than two years, with many men reporting hundreds of lifetime partners."
The Dutch study of partnered homosexuals, which was published in the journal AIDS, found that men with a steady partner had an average of eight sexual partners per year."
"Even in those homosexual relationships in which the partners consider themselves to be in a committed relationship, the meaning of "committed" or "monogamous" typically means something radically different than in heterosexual marriage."
So when we hear that the argument for SSM is equality, it makes you wonder if changing our definition of marriage between one man and one woman is instead an attack on the traditional marriage. If SS couples do not share the same values of commitment and fidelity but reasons for SSM are mainly financial, then why do we not just address the laws concerning the financial issues?
November 24, 2014 at 3:33 p.m.
$500,000 increase in healthcare costs for 120 employees. That's an increase of $4,167 per person! I have a LOT of questions with that!
November 18, 2014 at 2:17 p.m.
People want justice but have not taken the time to listen to the facts even as they have become known. When this incident happened Mr. Brown's partner in crime told a story that has since been proven a lie. That lie fueled a frenzy of looting and violence. Enter Al Sharpton and the media who fed the notion that this innocent "boy" (270lbs) was shot in cold blood. The fact that he strong-armed a convenience store employee and assaulted a police officer is being ignored. Mr. Brown wrestled the officer over his gun in the police car and it went off. The stray bullet landed in the wall of a building. Thank God a child or innocent bystander was not injured by that bullet.
My heart goes out to the mother for her loss. Right or wrong this was her son that died that day but will rioting and violence bring justice? I think not. If the adrenaline of the situation caused the officer to fear that his life was in danger and that this man could kill him, will the public have any sympathy for the officer for putting his life on the line? I think not. In the end, the reaction will be to blame the system and a few will use the excuse to get more free stuff.
The police should offer to escort anyone out of town that would like to be taken to a safe place. Then they can get out of the way since any attempt to bring law and order to this town will be unwanted.
November 18, 2014 at 12:02 a.m.
The post office continues to bleed billions of dollars per quarter. With online banking, I can't recall the last time I even used a stamp. Payments are processed electronically. Fewer people send greeting cards or letters - email, text and twitter have taken it's place.
99% of what I get in the mail is junk. What a waste of trees! I'm with CantStandYa, mail delivery every other day would be a good start. There is so much inefficiency and waste with the post office.
Face it, mail delivery may at some point become a thing of the past.
November 15, 2014 at 9:27 p.m.
And now for the news about the astounding decline in teen cigarette smoking:
The 2014 Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey found that the percent of high school students who smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days dropped from 18.1 percent in 2011 to 10.6 percent in 2014. This decline in cigarette smoking represented the steepest ever recorded by the Minnesota youth survey.
November 14, 2014 at 9:54 p.m.
Hope that after he suffered crushing and amputation injuries to his fingers and open wounds and muscle and nerve injuries to his left hand and fingers he's asking for more a whole lot more than just $25,000.
November 11, 2014 at 10:21 p.m.
Medicare and Social Security have unfunded liabilities to date of over $987,466 per taxpayer. How's that working for us?
November 11, 2014 at 9:55 p.m.