It just keeps getting better - on Thursday a judge in Arkansas ordered the police to destroy the evidence of the investigation. http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/josh-duggars-investigation-record-destroyed-by-arkansas-police-report/ar-BBkacG3
Does anyone else think that the parents and their fucked-up beliefs (no touching besides "side hugs," no kissing, etc) might have led to this child's curiosity about the opposite sex. He certainly couldn't thumb thru his dad's playboys, like a normal child. Molesting your sister without her consent while she sleeps? ew!
Lena Dunham? Seriously, you pulled that one out of your ass
I guess this has been a well known secret for years: http://defamer.gawker.com/the-web-has-known-about-josh-duggar-for-years-when-did-1706258269
Why would the Teevee keep airing their shows if this info was out there? Haven't they ever heard of google?
What I am going to do is zero in on what struck me as an especially interesting, if largely unrelated, sentence in the Washington Post’s coverage of the story: “Duggar was running a used-car lot before he became the new face of the Family Research Council.”
How does this happen? I’m not suggesting that someone who runs a used car lot in Arkansas can’t eventually become the executive director of a group like FRC Action. But is that where you start? Shouldn’t you maybe, I don’t know, work for a social conservative outfit before being promoted to essentially running one?
The guy was a "celebrity,' and as such, he was handed a cushy job as the mouthpiece for a conservative cause. How fast he rose, and how quickly he fell. They'll find another obnoxious mouthpiece.
I'm more concerned about the parents - 19 children and yet they allowed this admitted molester to be around young girls ( I guess if he was sorry, that was good enough for them). What about the girls who were molested - do they feel violated and - if so - did they receive counseling? Or were they told that it's their place to be a plaything for a male figure, that their opinions and feelings don't matter.
They would have had the opportunity to press charges if the adult figures had come forward at the time they found out - but in this family with "Christian values," shit like this obviously isn't spoken of in polite circles. They're too busy blaming gay people for everything.
On another note, Cap'n, I'm proud of you. First response to my post, and you found a way to blame Obama. On some level, you must realize that we don't take you seriously and I doubt anyone reads your posts the whole way through. All we hear is
"Oh It's OK bap bap bab bah bah blah Obama Obama Obama".
Who will you blame your life on in two years?
Really hard to politically control, intimidate and extort when you're stoned.
It's amazing what the police state can do.
If I told a lawyer I wanted to sue for 83 million because of business practices..."Maria Guadalupe Mejia" Oh that explains it she is a Minority and the bank was born guilty.
I'm sure that the jury awarded this amount based on her name alone. I believe that somewhere there's a list of names that are favorable for lawsuits. If your name isn't on the list, any attorney is willing to help you change your name to an approved one.
But Cap'n, you're not on the list. Unfortunately, the only list you appear to be on is the crazy angry old guy list.
I'm amazed that you can function in society on any level, Gary.
From my understanding, medicaid does not work any different than prior to Obamacare. When you apply for Obamacare through an exchange, if your income is too low, you go to Medicaid, otherwise you go the exchange plan.
"Obamacare" changed the eligibility for Medicaid in those states that chose to expand the program. Used to be you had to be under 18, pregnant, have recently given birth or have a family receiving ADC, or in a nursing home in order to qualify for Medicaid. If you were between 18 & 65 and part of the working poor, you didn't qualify for Medicaid You might have qualified for Medical assistance from another federal program administered by the states, but it was a bitch to get and didn't pay much. In Vegas, it required standing in line x2days, doing 40 job searches in unbearable heat, only being treated thru the county hospital and waiting weeks or months to be treated.
Medicaid expansion opened the door for those people too poor to pay for insurance. So far as docs not accepting obamacare plans, there's no way to verify that each plan is Obamacare (healthcare exchange) generated
My own md doesn't accept many different plans. It's her practice and she has the right to do that.
$10? holy shit
Nothing has changed. Patnet comments are still a load of BS. rofl
Actually, somewhere around 2005-6 it was a lot of fun. Our common mission of RE bashing was fun and helpful. It's changed, but I still cyperstalk it and post occasionally. The fucking idiot conspiracy theorists have made it difficult to hang out much.
If I were on the jury - I could vote for the death penalty. I would even be willing to volunteer to be the one to pull the plug, trigger, administer the injection, etc This dude is evil.
Donate it all to charity.
On an unrelated note ,I'm changing my middle name to "Charity"
It's amazing that, with all of the issues being raised, so much of the bottled water comes from Cali. It's okay to sell the water for profit (as in bottled water and agricultural uses), yet force the citizens to conserve. Everyone should have to suck it up.
"Obamacare isn't ideal, but it does provide catastrophic insurance for people. Medicaid (administered by states) has cut back on the amounts that it pays for many years, so many docs haven't wanted to provide care to the recipients. That sucks, especially since there's so much fat and abuse in the Medicaid system that the amount that trickles down to providers is but a drop in the proverbial Medicaid bucket.
Even though Universal makes money with "Obamacare," they make a shitload in subsidies from Medicare, Medicaid and take huge fucking write-offs. I'm so glad they're profitable - as they have always been - without having to worry about those poor people they continue to turn away. I'm speaking from experience.
Also, we have single payer with Medicare, which has lower administrative overhead as a % of its total spending, but it hasn't reduced costs or prices; to the contrary, it has enabled vast amounts of waste, fraud, and abuse.
So implement single payer differently than Medicare. Implement it for the purpose of transparent pricing and streamlining billing. Use other means to reduce cost of the actual care.
The idea of Medicare is awesome. The actual program leaves much much much (ad nauseum) to be desired. The program pays full retail price for medications instead of using its considerable purchasing power to negotiate the cost of meds, The program has so many subcontractors, providers, HMO's, PPO's, program rules and layers of management and oversight that it has become almost impossible to maneuver. Thousands of billing codes, requirements, etc hae rendered it nearly unrecognizable as a "healthcare" plan.
and purchased insurance so that he could have had preventative care, he probably wouldn't be in the shape that he is in.
Its sad that those that ape this type of nonsense dont realize how stupid it sounds
IMHO, if one doesn't take steps to treat conditions such as Diabetes, it leads to peripheral neuropathy, kidney disease, blindness, strokes/heart disease, etc. Coulda been prevented - if one wishes to do so. But if you don't believe in preventative care, we'll be paying tens of thousands for your care when you're old.
What part about "AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE" don't you pathetic looser asswipes don't get?
This "pathetic loser asswipe" understands that healthcare wasn't affordable before the Healthcare Act, now it's attainable and more affordable. Unless, of course, you don't buy it or support it. The conservative asshole who is hoping someone will fund his healthcare doesn't see the irony in begging for help that he could have gotten for a steep discount or free if only he had chosen to sign up during open enrollment.
Freedom to choose in healthcare means that you can pay a modest fine and hope you live without medical care. Unless he survives long enough to receive Medicare 2 years after he is deemed disabled. That is, if he actually paid into the Medicare system.
My understanding is mental illness usually strikes in the late teens early 20s. Is it possible that Gary made it all the way to middle age and then we saw his transformation firsthand? Posting thousands of comments for 2 years without any real mention of conspiracy would be quite a long con to pull off. Thus, is it normal to go years without symptoms only to have it reappear with a vengeance? Is it possible he switched medications?
Is it "normal" to go years without symptoms? Absolutely, if one is properly medicated it's possible to have symptoms and behaviors controlled to the point that others are unaware of an underlying condition. The problem is that Patients often forget what it feels like to be an uncontrolled crazy person after maintaining for so long, and the side effects of psychiatric medications are often so irritating that people eventually go off their meds. That's when they ramp it up on the conspiracy theories, hatred of public figures, and illusions of grandeur.
Is it possible that he switched medications? I'd say it's probable - or that he is off his meds completely.
I feel both angry towards your complete and utter callous bullshit on this matter, and genuinely sorry for the very strange world you have chosen to put yourself in, one where evidence and reason appear to play no part whatsoever. I can only take from this that you have some real problems. Certainly you lack the basic ability to formulate a coherent and logical argument, so maybe this Sandy Hook idiocy gives you the sense of empowerment that you've always lacked in your everyday life. Whatever the reason, what you are doing is very, very sad indeed.
There is a simpler explanation... He's batshit crazy. I have worked professionally with the mentally ill and It's terrifying to me that he lives within 200 miles of my home.
It is horrible when an officer dies - supposedly 30,000 officers from across the country attended his funeral. Airlines were offering free or discounted travel, and according to an article I read many hotels offered discounts for law enforcement. Officers are often afforded discounts that other citizens are not.
For example, in Baltimore, six police officers are being charged in the murder of a citizen, which probably wouldn't have occurred if the incident hadn't been caught on tape by a citizen and released to the public. Without the intense international pressure and subsequent protests, these officers probably would be at work today, free to beat and kill other people. Actually, they physically could be at work today - their bail was less than the $500,000 that was set for an 18 year old protester who has been charged with a misdemeanor. And while I don't have a clue where their bail monies came from, I suspect that there were mass donations for these poor, misunderstood officers who were enjoying a sunny afternoon of denying people their rights when one of them had the audacity to die. The 18 year old had a much harder time getting out of jail - even though he is charged with (not convicted of) a misdemeanor and who turned himself in. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/blog/bal-teen-charged-with-rioting-released-on-500000-bail-20150508-story.html
Officers are usually treated much better than are the citizens that they are charged with protecting. They are given lower bail, their word is believed over the testimony of citizens, they have the authority to detain and arrest someone based on their opinion alone. It is sad that an officer lost his life and my heart goes out to his family - but if you were to read the literally thousands of stories about officers who manufacture evidence, lie, cheat, steal, manipulate, and even attempt to intimidate people who film them as they use brutality (including destroying the evidence and arresting the citizen) time after time, it begs the question, "why did the airlines offer free airfare to honor an officer who was murdered, yet not offer the same to people who wished to attend the funeral of Freddie Gray?"
Trolls manipulate such issues to attack anyone who dares to disagree with their rhetoric ad nauseum. I ask all of you - if your child was murdered, whether he was an officer or a person who was arrested or simply detained - isn't he still dead? Shouldn't there be the same measure of outrage for citizens murdered by officers that there is for officers murdered by citizens?
And why is it that this thread is about someone whose panties are in a knot because they guess that some anonymous poster isn't sympathetic to a person's death. It certainly isn't about the officer who was killed (although it is gleefully presented that the victim was white and the perpetrator is black, as if race is pertinent to the story). It's not about the system. CIC hates Dan and wants to hurt his feelings... I'm guess it's because Dan doesn't return his calls and unfriended him on facebook.
According to this website, an estimated eight police officers have died of non-accidental gunshot wounds across the US so far this year. http://www.odmp.org/search/year
According to this website, it is estimated that 1,240 citizens of all races will die at the hands of police officers across the US this year. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_in_the_United_States
Patnet Trolls, where is your outrage, your sense of humanity?
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I prefer "Go The Fuck to Sleep." (real book, fucking hilarious).
These days, self-publishing is free. Anyone who is "funding a book on kickstarter" is a fucking idiot not worthy of our time or energy
I'm wondering if it's possible for any topic to be discussed without the words "liberal," "republican," "democrat," "conservative," etc to be bantered about? This place has become so nasty, so full of trolls and troll baiting, accusations, etc that every story becomes a war. It's exhausting.
makes sense to me.
Hell, ya - it makes sense. It would be hard to date or have a "life." There are SRO's popping up (single room occupancies), which help cut down on the cost of living. A better option that doing the George Costanza under your desk.
first rule of troll club: do not engage a troll.
yea. my computer is missing keys. I keep thinking I can find an idiot to replace them, but he's busy driving around the summerlin mall.
Hey, you asked, and you're the one with your panties in a knot. Methinks thou dost protest too much.