David Santucci I think you mean "It's sad that you're emotionally disturbed..." Also, the M in "Son of Man" should be capitalized. You might be struck by lightning for that error, as it is a grave disrespect to Him. And right after the lightning, *then* you also get the furnace of fire. Actually you get a double furnace of fire with a +4 burning pain damage added to yours. (For judging others with arrogance in your heart.) And thou willst be the one who shalt gnasheth his teeth.
David Santucci I don't understand why people think this somehow disenfranchises people to require them to prove who they are, to ensure no one votes twice. I have to prove who I am to cash a check; why not to vote? Who doesn't have ID these days? And how do they get along in society without any ID? Perhaps a better question is, if someone's either too indifferent or too lazy to get down to the local DMV and have some photo identification like everyone else, do you really think that person's going to care enough to take even a bare minimum amount of effort to educate him or herself about the candidates and issues they are voting on? I think the answer is no. Personally I'm not too sure I want someone voting if they don't care enough to have ID.
David Santucci The leadership within the GOP will probably hire more off duty police officers to falsely arrest libertarian delegates and dislocate and break their bones again, like what happened at the Louisiana state convention last time around. http://www.policymic.com/articles/9163/louisiana-convention-results-ron-paul-delegates-arrested-as-they-command-majority
David Santucci I find it highly ironic that the RNC is whining about fairness. They don't care about fairness one bit! When Ron Paul met all the requirements to have his name placed into nomination at the RNC in Tampa, having earned a plurality of delegates in more than five states fair and square, did the RNC put his name on the ballot? Nope. The RNC cheated him out of being on the ballot by changing the rules at the last moment. (And those rules were not even passed according to proper rules of order, either. They were rammed through illegitimately and the display of blatant corruption is all on video.) The "Big Tent" is actually a "big toilet." If you disagree with party leadership, you get thrown into the toilet bowl and flushed.
David Santucci (My FB status cont'd:) And from the gaping holes and cracks that open up in the earth, swarms of Pokemon will rush forth--the evil kind, not the good cute kind--and they will overrun the earth. And, since no one will be procreating anymore because we'll all turn gay, the entire human race will die out within about 90 years, and then all that's left will be the evil Pokemon, and the real tragedy of this is, there will be no trainers left anywhere to even make the Pokemon battle, so their existence will become meaningless. The end.
David Santucci My Facebook status yesterday: Please be careful out there when driving today, everyone. With the Supreme Court rulings on gay marriage, I expect God will be causing lots of gaping fissures opening up in the earth, fire raining from the sky in the form of deadly meteorites, tidal waves, hurricanes, volcanoes, tornadoes, and light to moderate showers. This ruling also means that soon everyone on the planet will turn gay. Yes, it's true, soon you too will become gay because of this. We all will. Don't question how or why, that's just how God works and it's a mystery we cannot fathom. (To be continued...)
David Santucci What? Erin, perhaps you should re-read my second comment, because I didn't say or imply that you were one of the people I was referring to! If I was, I would've said "I don't think YOU'RE being honest..." I read and understood it perfectly when you said "Invoking the Equal Protection Clause identifies the need to nullify the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)..." (I also started my comment by saying that I like your article a lot and you're spot on.) Sorry if you thought that other part was directed at you or your article; I was making a general statement about the stuff I'm hearing people say elsewhere on the Internet today. Wasn't meant toward you at all. It was meant toward all the people who are saying those things.
David Santucci I like your article a lot, and you're spot on. I just don't think most "Liberty minded people" are being honest when they say, "Oh this is a terrible step backward for freedom. We need to get the government out of marriage entirely." Of course we need to get govt. out of marriage entirely! But anyone who says that in the meantime DOMA - a federal law telling two people they are NOT allowed to get married if they feel like it - actually increases freedom and liberty? Well.... I think they've got their Bible shoved so far up their butt it's touching their brain and is impacting their ability to think clearly. Ending public transportation is a worthy goal, but in the meantime, don't tell me where I'm allowed to sit when I take the bus.
David Santucci I think Rosa Parks should've shut up, sat down in the back of the bus where the law said she was allowed to, and then instead of fighting for the freedom to make her own choice as to where she is allowed to sit, she should've started a campaign to END PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION ENTIRELY. Because getting the government out of transportation is by far the more important, bigger issue. What a wasted opportunity for Freedom and Liberty! Damn you, Rosa Parks!! You idiot!!
David Santucci You have a very low opinion of your Creator if you believe that there is one single thing in this Universe that is not doing, behaving, and/or being exactly as it was designed to be. If God is Omnipresent, Omniscient, and Omnipotent, and if the Holy Spirit is the active manifestation of the Omnipresent consciousness of God, then the truth is, you cannot remove or separate God from anything. God is the dove flying in the sky, the cockroach in the sewer, the butterfly in the garden, God is the largest galaxy, and the Sun and Moon, every molecule of my computer screen, and God is you, me, every subatomic particle, God is every beautiful sunset, and yes, God is every anal orgasm. You cannot remove any of these from God or vice versa.
David Santucci If they rule in favor of gay marriage, what's next? People will start wanting to have polygamist marriages with their platypi. (Platypuses?) And California will fall into the sea and civilization as we know it will crumble and the earth will be overrun by Pokemon--the bad kind, not the friendly kind--and every person on earth will turn gay thereby ensuring no more genetic proliferation of our species and the whole human race will die out, leaving the world to all the evil Pokemon. With no trainers. The end.
David Santucci The problem with your link is, the Federal government has been lying about the actual dangers of marijuana for decades, drawing conclusions that aren't sound, and suppressing studies that contradict their lies. So, forgive me, but I'm not about to change my mind based on anything in that link. I do appreciate your willingness to consider the libertarian approach though. You're correct about cigarettes smoke, but incorrect on cannabis smoke. It doesn't harm peoples' lungs the way cigarette smoke does. Nor does it increase your risk of head, neck, or throat cancers either. Don't expect the government to admit it any time soon though. http://www.alternet.org/drugs/latest-cannabis-discoveries-federal-government-doesnt-want-you-know-about
David Santucci The biggest problem with your reasoning is that cannabis is NOT a dangerous drug, and studies have thoroughly debunked the myth that there is any causal relationship between cannabis use, even heavy chronic use, and any form of mental illness. DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young presided over a rescheduling petition, and in his ruling to remove it from Schedule I--which was promptly ignored by the DEA--he stated in the findings of fact that marijuana is far less toxic to humans than aspirin, and even raw potatoes. After reviewing all the scientific evidence he concluded: "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." You simply can't lump cannabis in with dangerous drugs!
David Santucci Some of these rebels we're about to arm and train have already pledged their allegiance to Al Queda. Using millions of US taxpayer dollars to gift deadly weapons to people who want to kill US citizens should qualify as Treason, in my opinion. This so-called "foreign policy" is nothing more than aiding terrorists, pure and simple, and it should NOT happen. Speaking of Al Queda, remember how they got their start? The CIA armed and trained "brave freedom fighters" in Afghanistan a few decades ago to fight off the Soviets. One of those "freedom fighters" was Osama Bin Laden. The US government created Al Queda. When are our politicians going to learn their lesson and stop with all the endless war making? Every American should be outraged!
David Santucci Kevin, you're very welcome, and I'm just sorry you've had to go through everything you have. It's really a shame that just because you tried to do the right thing, you ended up on the receiving end of so much trouble as a result. I wish you the best! I hope everything works out OK for you!
David Santucci You seem to be blissfully unaware of how many millions upon millions of people have been killed in wars, conflicts, conquests, crusades, and inquisitions that were primarily motivated by religion. And not just millions killed, but millions more tortured and maimed as well. And that includes religions who worship Jesus. If we look to history, don't ask me to put any faith in religion to solve the problem of people who act immorally. Hasn't worked for thousands of years. "Science" may not have any answers to convince people to be more moral either, but all the atheists I know live by the Golden Rule and tend to be more honest, upstanding citizens than most of the religious people I know.
David Santucci The information about them being homemade fireworks came much later. When he was first arrested, they were presumed to be intended to be used as bombs. If the author of this piece is biased, and her conclusion is incorrect, then what is your explanation as to why this story wasn't reported in the mainstream news at the time when they thought they had arrested a bomb maker? Follow up question, do you honestly think the mainstream media does not participate in biased reporting designed to cause Americans to see Muslims as "the enemy" in the "war on terror"? First rule of war is to make everyone forget "the enemy" are human beings too. Religion clouds peoples' hearts and minds, making it a very powerful tool in manipulating populations.
David Santucci Uh... Nice try, but no. The fact that he created the devices normally is a pretty solid indication that at some point he intended to detonate them. While that turned out not to be true in this case, and they were just fireworks, that information came later and it still does not explain why--when he was first arrested, and for days afterward--we did NOT hear about this on the news. WHY? You can bet your Underwear if he had been a Muslim, every news station on the terrorvision would've been blasting this story at us non-stop, and if you think otherwise, then you're very naive to the reality of what our mainstream media does.
David Santucci Kevin that was me (it was the second half of my comment) and I apologize for believing they had arrested the right guy.... "Innocent until proven guilty" unfortunately goes right out the window when news stories are reported, and I am guilty myself of not remembering how often police make mistakes. I know now, of course, it was not you, and I hope you can accept my most sincere apologies for jumping to conclusions. Even though most people do jump to conclusions when stuff is in the news, I should know better than that. I DO know better than that. Very sorry!
David Santucci LOL I'm on your side 100% in this debate Jerry, but Brett is right, the correct spelling is "ludicrous." These damn rappers with their clever misspellings of everything are going to spell the end of the English language and the entire human race eventually. (Or at least cause a lot of people to misspell certain words on the Internet. One or the other, for sure.)
David Santucci Fair enough! I appreciate the honesty. And I share your concern. I don't want to support anyone too lazy to work either. Way too much tax money going to entitlements in this bloated government beast of ours. In 2009 when I was self-employed and making much better money than I do today, my tax bill was over $17 Grand! And that was after taking every write-off under the sun that I could legally justify! You know, the flip side of this coin is, once legalized it will create TONS of jobs for all these stoners. Mary Jane is the #1 cash crop in America, generating more cashflow in the economy than wheat or corn! Plus, all the other uses for hemp, which will be legal to grow in the US once pot isn't prohibited... It's really a win-win.
David Santucci Brett, a pill called Marinol has been around for many years, but it's just not as effective as the whole natural plant. Here is one article to get you started: http://www.alternet.org/drugs/latest-cannabis-discoveries-federal-government-doesnt-want-you-know-about?akid=10508.224638.rIL2ms&paging=off I think if you do your homework you'll find that marijuana is not only one of the most useful medicines on the planet, it is also one of the safest. DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young said in his findings of fact on this matter, "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man." http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/109464-in-strict-medical-terms-marijuana-is-far-safer-than-many
David Santucci There are many valid reasons to legalize it, and medical utility is one of those valid reasons. I agree, medical use has been used to pave the way for full legalization, but I have to clarify one thing you said: marijuana is very different from alcohol. Alcohol is involved in tons of violent crimes including over half of domestic violence, while marijuana usually doesn't lead to aggression or violence. And alcohol is poison (literally, which is where the term "intoxication" comes from), whereas marijuana is less toxic to humans than aspirin or raw potatoes. It would take 500 to 1500 POUNDS smoked or eaten within 15 minutes to suffer a toxic overdose on the good herb. So it's really safer in every way than knocking back a few drinks.
David Santucci All very good questions. I'm a fan of homeschooling myself, because even though I think most religious parents do "brainwash" their kids--and I speak from experience having grown up Catholic--I also think parents, not the State, are the ones with the right and the responsibility to teach their children morals and religious/spiritual beliefs (or a lack thereof). That's a parent's right. My wife is atheist, and I'm not, and we raised our son to evaluate things for himself and to think for himself. He is agnostic, leaning toward believing there is probably "something." But we've been very careful not to try to force any particular belief on him, instead exposing him to many different viewpoints and theories. (I wasn't given that courtesy.)