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Since I'm sure everyone here feels the duty to swoop in and criticize others' decisions (especially when it involves making an educated choice to join the military) in the name of saving lives, here's a few thoughts...

Due to the large number of deaths caused by doctors (, I think that the US needs to withdraw from health care practices. Too many innocent people have died for no reason.

I also say we need to redeploy swimming pools to another area (, as they are also responsible for a large number of innocent deaths.

Maybe a phased withdrawal from heaters and other sources of carbon monoxide (

And how about a curfew during the winter months to keep everyone safe from flu deaths (

The government's involvement in New Orleans was a mistake, and has actually made things worse ( The government needs to leave New Orleans immediately.

Or we could come to the realization that people make their own choices, and that soldiers are soldiers because they want to fight terrorists and know the risks.

July 22, 2007 at 9:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brent Tenney displays his Glock 9 mm semiautomatic handgun on the University of Utah campus in Salt

Thank God no one at Va Tech had a concealed gun like this guy.

May 16, 2007 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City looking to trim budget

I might be joining this debate too late, but has anyone looked at the past spending that was sustained? A new pool, an expansion to the old pool, a golf course, the T, roundabouts. How was all of this financed?

In a completely unrelated topic, anyone heard about the stagnate/declining growth in Lawrence lately?

May 16, 2007 at 10:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think would happen if the U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq?

And I have to agree with Steven at the top about terrorism being encouraged. The whole mindset of these groups is that if you blow enough stuff up and kill enough people, the US will do whatever you want them to do. We've proved that in Somalia, and we're close to doing it again. If the US does leave before Iraq is stable, watch out for a dramatic increase in terrorism all over the civilized world.

May 3, 2007 at 10:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

What do you think would happen if the U.S. withdrew troops from Iraq?

The US will never get out of Iraq. The Republicans feel that it is necessary to fight terrorists in a place other than here, and the Democrats feel that it is necessary to keep reminding everybody of how the 'Republicans' (even though they had the same intelligence and a vast majority came to the same conclusions) screwed up.

May 3, 2007 at 10:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Reid an embarrassment to Democrats

Speaking at the National Press Club in 2005, now-Majority Leader Harry Reid said this:

"As far as setting a timeline, as we learned in the Balkans, that's not a wise decision, because it only empowers those who don't want us there, and it doesn't work well to do that."

Six months later, the now-Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Joseph Biden, put it this way:

"A deadline for pulling out ... will only encourage our enemies to wait us out." He added it would be "a Lebanon in 1985 [sic]. And God knows where it goes from there."

And three months later, the junior Senator from New York, Hillary Rodham Clinton, said this: "I don't believe it's smart to set a date for withdrawal. I don't think you should ever telegraph your intentions to the enemy so they can await you."

April 26, 2007 at 11:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library impact

Libraries Council releasing a 'study' that says that libraries are good? Imagine that! Surely it's objective and scientifically sound.

From their website, "For more than 30 years the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has worked to strengthen public libraries as an essential part of urban life. A membership organization of North America 's premier public library systems and the corporations that serve them..."

A foundation whose purpose is to promote libraries, comprised of libraries, publishing a pro-library study. Sounds like one of the old City Commission's 'studies' about growth by anti-growth organizations.

April 26, 2007 at 11:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Political scandal

So why should anybody besides Foley resign? What happened that was so outrageous other than Foley's actions? If you actually look at the facts in the matter, you'll see that the e-mails were the only communications known until Friday. The e-mails that asked the boy's age and for a picture. Hastert knew about it, met with the page's parents and Foley, and satisfied the parents by telling him to quit contactin the page. What else could be done? Interesting story that doesn't seem to be making the media (wonder why, some of you will figure it out). The FBI received the same e-mails in July and deemed that they were not sufficient enough to investigate:
Once again, allegations and misrepresentations by the press.

October 5, 2006 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP leaders swept into scandal

Look at the facts. Hastert knew about the e-mails, not the instant messages. In the e-mail, Foley asked about the page's birthday and asked for a picture. This was looked into and decided was not enough branding somebody a pedophile for life on such flimsy evidence. The graphic IMs were not made public until the past week. Hastert called for an FBI probe, and Foley stepped down. Let's compare this to other scandals. William Jefferson is seen taking a $100,000 bribe on videotape. His house is raided, and $90,000 is found stashed in a freezer. Two others have already pleaded guilty in the case and received 8 years and 7 years. Here's the list of people that have endorsed him despite (in all honesty, don't kid yourselves-you know he's guilty) of being a crook:

Elected Officials: Senator Diana Bajoie, Senator Edwin Murray, Senator Samuel B. Nunez, Representative Cedric Richmond, Representative Charmaine Marchand, Representative Juan LaFonta, Representative Jalila Jefferson-Bullock (his daughter), and Councilwoman Cynthia Willard-Lewis;

Ministers: Rev. Zebedee Bridges, Rev. Henry Johnson, Jr., Rev. Richard Keller, Rev. Dr. William Gable, Jr., Rev. Oliver Carter, Rev. S.L. Harvey, Rev. Johnny Young, Rev. Frank L. Lewis, Bishop Darryl Brister, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Rev. Harold Clarke, Rev. Thomas Brown, Jr., Rev. David Bates, Rev. Lois Dejean, Rev. Joshua Davis, Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Mrs. Georgia Hulbert, and Rev. Byron Johnson;

Political and Community Organizations: Orleans Parish Democratic Executive Committee, Jefferson Parish Democratic Executive Committee, AFL-CIO, True Democrats, Southern Organization for Unified Leadership (SOUL), Black Men United, Jefferson Parish VoterÂ's League, Progressive Democrats, Progressive Coalition of New Orleans, Spanish American VoterÂ's Alliance, Committee for Election Education and Economics, Women for Good Government, People for a Better City, Women on the Move, For a Better Algiers, Young Voters of Algiers, Hermandad Latino Caribena, United Latin of Louisiana, New Orleans East Leadership;

Labor Organizations: AFL-CIO, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Boilermakers-Blacksmiths, International Union of Operating Engineers, American Federation of Government Employees, Ironworkers Local 58, Sheet Metal Workers International, International Longshoreman's Assoc., Communication Workers of America, United Assoc. of Plumbers and Pipe Fitters, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners, Laborer's International Union, American Federation of Teachers, American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Amalgamated Transit Union, International Association of Iron Workers, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trade, and the American Trial Lawyers' Assoc.

October 2, 2006 at 8:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )