Mr. Reilly is spot-on with his comments. The ACA is a great step forward.
Red state hatred of Obama is rooted in the South's perpetual family value: Racism.
"How are these peoples drinking water catching on fire again???"
If you do some research you will learn that had nothing to do with fracking.
Fracking causes no harm to aquifers??? How are these peoples drinking water catching on fire again??? So in your opinion one must give up everything if we want to limit pollution and environmental damage??? It is a rare occurrence so it doesn't matter... until your water catches fire. Another republican that doesn't give a rats butt about anyone but themselves and will only support big oil and big corps. Yoko Ono was all about love... obviously not what you are about.
Deborah George: Do you know where your drinking water comes from? You mention aquifers. Do you know what an aquifer is? Or where? Chemicals you say? Yours and everyone else' life revolves around chemicals. Can you tell us; where did you get all your knowledge about "fracking" since you seem to know very little about it. Or are you a former fracker ready to be a whistle blower? Drilling for natural gas is what most of us want because we need it to stay warm. Highly flammable, highly explosive but you use it and you also fill your automobile with gasoline which is pretty much a chemical and highly flammable as well. Those that oppose the methods used to supply the public with necessities really should just go and live off the land or at least stop driving or get rid of the toxic stuff under their sink or in the garage. The faucets that flame when opened whilst one holds a match to it is a rare occurrence and usually due to improperly drilling a water well. It is natural gas that ignites. Nothing to do with fracking. Yoko Ono is against fracking, does that tell you anything?
"No one wants to take your guns, or keep responsible citizens from buying a gun. Background checks for all gun sales are no more unreasonable than getting a credit check when applying for a loan, or obtaining a driver's license."
Actually Lois, there are people who want to take our firearms, though the numbers supporting a complete ban rarely total more than 10% of the population. There are, however, a great many who support taking some of our firearms.
As for the background checks for private sales, they are not reasonable as they are ineffective and not enforceable. I don't mean that the criminals will ignore the laws, I mean it is almost impossible for police to prove a background check was not done. And take a look at all the recent shootings in the news where the gunman PASSED the background checks and then tell me with a straight face that requiring universal checks would have somehow changed the outcome.
Finally, your analogy and the reasoning (or lack therefore) of your argument are horribly flawed.
@ Lois Maxwell: Ridiculous, I say, is your opinion judging certain "mentalities". I can easily and correctly judge yours: Diagnosis is "Full Blown Stupid and Chronic Idiocy".
Driving a vehicle requires 100% concentration on DRIVING! Texting is more dangerous than driving while impaired.
Your "comparison" is childish and just another lame yet constant attempt at gutting my Freedoms. I do not care about yours if you don't, Lois, but STAY AWAY from mine! Again I must stress, you are dangerously stupid.
Mark Rance: You sound like one of those people who, when a person is down, you sock them again to make sure that they are really down. When a football team loses a game, do they go out and totally change what they are and form a basketball team because they lost ONE game? John Morse does not change his principles with every "wind that blows" and that is what is known as having integrity; he does not change his principles just because you happen to believe "he doesn't get it". I can only imagine what you would have said if he capitulated to your "beliefs" in his concession speech and changed his position on the benign gun laws passed by members of the Colorado House and Senate. You don't even live in SD11, so what makes you an expert on the voters in SD11? Not even half of the voters in this district turned out to vote plus John Morse lost by only 344 votes.
The good father is absolutely right...and that is the position of the church and most Christian Churches, so of course it is right for him to express it
Carmody, that is one of your more ridiculous letters..... The morning after bill is not equivalent in any way, shape or form to the chemcal weapons unleashed on the Syrian people. Why is it that you fanatics cannot see that a microscopic fertilized egg is not the same as a live baby? Similarly, the suffering endured by live people gassed by poison chemcials is not even comparable with conception or use of the morning after bill. You should be ashamed of yourself to belittle their pain for your narrow anti-abortion agenda. Get a grip, Father.
Claus Singer, that is a really well thought out letter on meat inspection. However I believe your efforts are in vain, as the American Spirit smoking, Pabst Blue Ribbon drinking, overdosed on soy estrogen hipsters that read this paper do not eat meat.
No, he ignored us. Almost all the others at least had the courtesy to reply with a form letter. He did nothing. He even admitted that he was ignoring us. He did not tell his colleagues to ignore the emails that included violent threats. Read the statement he made again and pay attention to the statements around it. He said don't read more than you have to because people are claiming Second Amendment violations.
You cannot know if a letter or email has threats unless you read it. You cannot know if an email has important information in it or not unless you read it. IOW, he was saying read a few and ignore the rest.
If you truly believe that he was just saying to ignore the emails that included violent threats, then you are horribly mistaken.
It's also interesting that several of you just think I should move, effectively giving up this part of the ONE to the crazy students. Is that what you do in life, just let transient residents run you out of your neighborhood? This is our home and we won't stand for it. The school needs to have some repercussions for this behavior, or stop letting students live off-campus.
To those of you asking why I would choose to live on a college campus, the Old North End is not on campus - it's a historic neighborhood. Please get your facts straight if you want to add something of value to the discussion.
He didn't ignore you, Dave H. He disagreed with you. Big difference.
He told his colleagues to ignore the emails that included violent threats.
Morse listened to his constituents that voted for him, not these radical right wing gun nuts. 99% of these gun nuts who want Morse recalled neevr voted for him. These gun nuts want Morse to do what they want and ignore the majority of his constituents that voted for him. The gun nuts sent Morse many hate failed emails and death threats. John Morse is an american patriot unlike these cowardly right wing gun nuts.
He did not listen to us. Many of us wrote polite, fact filled, logic and reason filled letters, faxes, and emails, but he ignored us.
Men With Older Brothers More Likely To Be Gay? Study Expanding To Biological Origin
Posted: 09/05/2013 Cavan.Sieczkowski@huffingtonpost.com
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Seven years ago a study made headlines for finding that men with older brothers are more likely to be gay. Today the study has resurfaced as researchers extend upon the original findings by looking deeper into the possible biological basis of homosexuality.
Published in New Scientist magazine, the 2006 study was conducted by sexologist Anthony Bogaert, a Community Health Sciences chair and professor at Ontario's Brock University. His research led him to conclude that having more older brothers makes it more likely a man will be gay. Each older brother raises the odds of homosexuality by a third, potentially going from a 3 percent chance with the first son to a 6 percent chance with the fourth.
Bogaert studied 944 gay and straight men, including some who were raised with non-biological male siblings, to pit prenatal against postnatal factors. His research, which reappeared in a Sept. 4 New Scientist article, ultimately determined that fraternal birth order seems to have a connection to sexual orientation. "That means for each male gestation that occurs, something changes in a woman’s body that makes her more likely to give birth to a gay son," as Brock University explains Bogaert's findings.
An abstract from the study, published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, summarizes the research:
Only biological older brothers, and not any other sibling characteristic, including nonbiological older brothers, predicted men’s sexual orientation, regardless of the amount of time reared with these siblings. These results strongly suggest a prenatal origin to the fraternal birth-order effect.
Today, Bogaert is looking to determine that prenatal origin.
"[The 2006 study] was an important study and it does suggest there is probably a biological basis to the older brother effect," he told The Huffington Post during a phone conversation from Canada Thursday afternoon. "It's an important study in the context of sex orientation development. We have additional research going on right now testing specifically the underlying biological effect of the older brother. ... There are no results yet. We are collecting samples of mothers of gay men and comparing them to mothers of heterosexual men and looking to see if there is evidence of a biological factor that differs between the two groups."
Bogaert explained that the 2006 study never determined a specific "mechanism" -- a biological factor or process -- behind the older brother effect. He suggested this mechanism could be a maternal immune response, a hormone change in the womb, a gestational factor during pregnancy or even genes.
"The 2006 study really strongly suggests that there is biological mechanism but it never really tested the specific mechanism itself in terms of determining what factor is in fact influencing a change in a mother's development during pregnancy," he explained to HuffPost. "What we're doing now is we're looking at the specific mechanism and seeing if we can find evidence for that. We have a study looking at ... mothers of gay and heterosexual men and seeing if there is a maternal immune response. So, that's something very unique and new."
Bogaert says that isolating the exact biological mechanism or process will support the "nature" side of the Nature v. Nurture debate. If successful, his new research could provide a biological backing for homosexuality.
"I think there's strong evidence that people who believe that there's a biological basis to sexual orientation tend to be more tolerant to sexual minorities, and that's one of the more positive [possible] social outcomes," he said. "And I am in that camp. I don't believe that homosexuality is a disorder or immoral."
The overarching purpose of the new study is to delve deeper into the origins of sexuality. Bogaert says he is trying to understand sexual variability, human sexuality and sexual orientation as a piece of the larger puzzle.
"Understanding the biological mechanisms may have some social ramifications, and for me that's great if it ends up being positive," he added. "But a larger motivation is just trying to understand sexuality, and understanding sexuality has its own benefits from a scientific perspective."
Sen. Morse did listen to his constituents. He simply refused to entertain the well-documented abuse that many people on your side threw at him and his colleagues. Have you read some of those emails? They are out there, easy enough to find. Why should he listen to vitriol?
Hey Gina, please define "reasonable" and "sensible" and "common sense" as they would apply to everyone. And I mean everyone, not just you or half the population. Every single person, again, please.
Then perhaps you can decipher for me, (I read your comments and you seem to be a thinking person) as I am stumped by Bob Powell's request that we "vote for sanity". I am all for sanity but voting for it seems kind of borderline... uh... insane. Bob Powell is against "Insane freedom" which he believes promotes "distribution" of weapons to mass murderers. Is he "reasonable" and "sensible", taking into consideration he did not define "high capacity"? How high is "high"? Consider "capacity", which means the most that something can contain. What if we do not fill something to its capacity then would that be reasonable? If I think it is sensible and Mr. Powell does not then what does common sense tell you? (I think he is just afraid of firearms or he is into dictators, and the dictator in question being him. I vote "NO" on that. Is that sensible? Absolutely!)
If you are able you may tackle "insane freedom" but if you don't that is okay because I think Powell is just plain "stupid". (That he has too much freedom is reasonable to say as he himself said it, but I believe he stated in so many words "we" meaning "him". Him don't like him having "insane freedom' and I think he right but only about he. Him. Right?)
Oh yeah, you can vote or not. It is your choice. It is not a "veteran's" business what you do. Some nitwits think that by casting a vote they have fulfilled their civic duty!
Tommy P. I'm sorry, but what did you expect when you decided to live near a college campus? CC is actually much better than other areas surrounding other colleges in the way that it is contained to only a few blocks. I understand you are frustrated but it is definitely not at all a surprising cycle to reoccur every year. Taking it out in this manner seems like a desperate move because you reached a certain emotional point, and this will only heighten tensions. You really can't be shocked and annoyed to have to deal with new tenants every year - college is only meant to be four years....Can CC students be more respectful? of course. Is it right to call them "barbarians" and their landlord "slumlords"? absolutely not. did you never enjoy a college experience? You also seem like the type of neighbor that adds to the reasons of the tensions between CC students and their neighbors. And no I am not one of these "barbarians," more commonly known as 18-22 year old students, causing this noise in your "hood."
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