January 22nd, 2015
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  1. But seriously...

    The real crisis facing the USA are the ongoing nationwide obesity and AIDS epidemics. The average US man is now officially obese. And the avg. US woman is visibly overly obese. Obesity and AIDS are taxing our healthcare system. Not health insurance corporations as the official story says. Health insurance companies only turn a 4% gross profit margin. Not enough to make a big difference. Meanwhile, AIDS and obesity combine to account for well over half of all American health care expenses.

    February 2, 2015 at 4:36 pm | Reply
    • The world according to stupid is above me

      The real crisis is in medicated crazy people that have guns....................stay far away from small children..........

      February 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm | Reply
      • The world according to stupid is above me

        UNmedicated fruit loops.........

        February 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm |
  2. But seriously...

    Stop freaking eating and wasting so much food, and stop sleeping around is the only hope. Got it?

    February 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm | Reply
    • The world according to stupid is above me

      Stop freaking breathing oxygen normal people need. ^^

      February 2, 2015 at 4:48 pm | Reply
  3. Cuchumber

    But seriously Philip eats caca.

    February 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  4. The world according to stupid is above me

    February 2, 2015 at 4:43 pm | Reply
    • The world according to stupid is above me

      Meant butt head seriously not Cuchumber.

      February 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  5. Cuchumber

    The world according to Philip is ..
    Eat caca and run.

    February 2, 2015 at 4:49 pm | Reply
  6. Cuchumber

    The more caca people eat, the more they think like Philip.

    February 2, 2015 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • The world according to stupid is above me

      Philip is caca for brains

      February 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm | Reply
  7. Cuchumber

    The number one problem facing America today is people like caca face, Philip.

    February 2, 2015 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  8. Cuchumber

    Philip's brain:

    1% brain cells
    99% caca

    February 2, 2015 at 4:55 pm | Reply
  9. But seriously...

    Yes. Most states allow drug addicts to legally purchase guns and all of America's mass murderers for over the past 20 years have been men or boys addicted to mind altering prescription drugs.
    In Colorado now, if you have a history of mental health issues and used mind altering Rx drugs to deal with them, you aren't allowed to legally purchase a gun ever again. And legislation is pending that would allow law enforcement to take guns away from all who use mind altering Rx drugs.
    Got pills? No guns for you then.

    February 2, 2015 at 4:58 pm | Reply
    • banasy©

      If you have a history of mental health issues, period. Whether treated or not, people who cannot discern between reality and imagination should not be allowed to legally own firearms.

      February 2, 2015 at 6:00 pm | Reply
      • Cuchumber

        I agree with cutie banny.

        February 2, 2015 at 6:18 pm |
      • But seriously...

        Little wonder, then. That God never once appointed a woman as judge over Israel. And that there has never been one woman ever elected as US president. And that librarian's helpers are mostly girls.

        February 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        @ banasy, you are limiting the disqualifying mental illness to psychosis.
        I think that such a clarification would be a reasonable standard.
        Some of the most famous performers in my industry has been hospitalized for depression. I would not deny them a gun.

        February 3, 2015 at 12:52 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        The second most famous piano concerto in the literature, the second Rachmaninoff, is dedicated to the composer's hypnotist, who treated Rachmaninoff for depression.

        February 3, 2015 at 12:57 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

        Most USA citizens who know the second Rachmaninoff piano concerto, at all, think that it is a pop song, "Full Moon and Empty Arms."
        Now, there's a reason for classical pianists to become depressed.

        February 3, 2015 at 1:05 am |
      • banasy©

        Israel and judges have nothing to do with this, Philip; please focus on what I have written, and not of what you think of me personally.

        That being said, who is the "library's helper", Philip? Because you are not describing me, at all; as I have indicated before, you are not qualified to do my job. Just as I'm not qualified to do yours. Just as neither if us are qualified to do JIF's.

        In any case, I would have thought you would have agreed with my assertion that anyone who cannot distinguish reality from a very fertile imagination shouldn't be allowed to obtain a weapon legally that they would use to shoot Harvey with.

        @JIF, if they are being treated with SSRI's, Philip wants them denied. I do not agree with Philip.

        I don't consider depression to be mentally ill, per se; for the most part it is a temporary condition, depending on the type of depression Dx.

        However, your friends are precisely the people Philip wants to deny gun ownership to. Because he thinks anyone that takes an SSRI, under a doctor's supervision, taken as directed, is wrong; he considers them to be less than US citizens with all due rights afforded to them.

        February 3, 2015 at 1:19 am |
  10. Cuchumber

    Ok. I guess that leaves Philip out. No guns for you.

    February 2, 2015 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  11. Cuchumber

    Philip for republican vice president 2016!

    February 2, 2015 at 5:19 pm | Reply
  12. Cuchumber

    ..Freedom Fighters eat caca!

    February 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm | Reply
  13. chri§§y

    We all know about hindus
    Raiping in India
    Wearing the bindia
    Along Lord Hanuman came
    And wanted to join the game
    And Ganesh with trunk did same
    And shoved up Hanuman's a zz a sugar cane

    February 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm | Reply
  14. Cuchumber

    And u eat caca.

    February 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm | Reply
  15. Cuchumber

    Hello folks.

    All Freedom Fighters in Kashmir eat caca.

    Hmmmm

    February 2, 2015 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  16. Cuchumber

    Caca
    Freedom Fighters eat caca.
    Freedom Fighters eat caca
    Freedom Fighters eat caca
    Freedom Fighters eat caca
    Caca

    February 2, 2015 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  17. Cuchumber

    C
    A
    C
    A

    A plebiscite in Kashmir is caca

    February 2, 2015 at 9:42 pm | Reply
  18. Cuc

    Blue Saffron is full of caca.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  19. Cuchumber

    Blue Saffron eats caca.

    February 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm | Reply
  20. Cuchumber

    Freedom Fighters:

    Hannah
    Cantor
    Blue Saffron

    They all eat caca.

    Folks they can't all be wrong.
    Hmmmm

    February 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm | Reply
  21. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    On the Regulation of Gun Ownership
    I am less concerned about guns owned by mentally ill persons than I am about the unrestricted ownership of guns by robbers and drug dealers who ignore all laws on principle.

    February 3, 2015 at 12:29 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Should all citizens be armed? I have been taking an informal poll to find out what people think.

      So, I'm asking you, JIF.

      February 3, 2015 at 1:27 am | Reply
  22. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©

    Many residents of my city are not mentally ill: they are just so angry at members of other races that they cannot think rationally about the necessity of firing guns.

    February 3, 2015 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Cities with populations in the millions always experience exponentially more crime. Thankfully, violent crime has been on the decline for years now; the methods of how we find out about them has changed, so we get that information faster than ever.

      This makes it seem like there's more crime, when it's actually the opposite. People with video capabilities on their phones make information sharing lightning quick.

      There's good and bad aspects of this.

      February 3, 2015 at 1:32 am | Reply
  23. Philip

    33K American street gangs will no longer rob u. Happy?

    February 3, 2015 at 2:47 am | Reply
  24. Philip

    Yup. Excuses to build forced labor camps for lazy Americans, Donna. Good thought my dear. Well said am sure.

    February 3, 2015 at 2:51 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      What are you talking about, PED?

      February 3, 2015 at 10:25 am | Reply
  25. Philip

    Ya know the NSA is only looking for informed citizens besides lazy fat focks . Right?

    February 3, 2015 at 3:00 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      What is your definition of "informed citizens"?

      February 3, 2015 at 11:07 am | Reply
  26. Philip

    I could be a librarians helper. You could not be a drilling engineer.Donna. u r too stupid.

    February 3, 2015 at 3:08 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      I am not a "library helper", whatever that is. I am also far from stupid; but if it comforts you to think so, have at it.

      I do like the new name you have given yourself for roughneck. You aren't and never were a drilling engineer. You simply lack the education. Not that there is anything wrong with being a roughneck; there isn't. I simply do not care.

      You are nothing if not inventive at self-aggrandizing.

      February 3, 2015 at 10:35 am | Reply
  27. Philip

    No woman can drill a hole 5 miles into the ground. Nor has ever done. Only by men. My men. Men like me. Not bull dikes such as Donna Banas.

    February 3, 2015 at 3:18 am | Reply
    • Cuchumber

      A hole five miles to do caca by Freedom Fighters from India.

      February 3, 2015 at 7:59 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      No man can ever get pregnant and give birth to a baby, either.

      So?

      You're kind of talking nonsense here, Philip. Your "traditional" gender roles have changed. Keep up.

      Please educate the world on what you think a "bull dike" is, and why you think I am one.

      February 3, 2015 at 11:05 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      Start using Google, like I did, to see why your statement is false.

      February 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm | Reply
  28. Philip

    There is not one woman on earth who can engineer the drilling of a 5 mile hole in the ground to this very day. Because women are stupid compared to men is why.

    February 3, 2015 at 3:22 am | Reply
  29. Philip

    Oh they teach women how to. But they are women. And so can't because of their bring weaker vessels as clearly described in your Bibles.

    February 3, 2015 at 3:55 am | Reply
    • Philip

      *their being

      February 3, 2015 at 3:56 am | Reply
    • Cuchumber

      Vessels in the ocean to do caca in by Freedom Fighters from India.
      Hmmmm

      February 3, 2015 at 8:01 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      "There is not one woman on earth who can engineer the drilling of a 5 mile hole in the ground to this very day. Because women are stupid compared to men is why.
      Oh they teach women how to. But they are women. And so can’t because of their bring weaker vessels as clearly described in your Bibles."

      So you admit there are women drilling engineers?
      Of course there are.

      Your Bible has nothing to do with education, after all, it seems.

      February 3, 2015 at 10:59 am | Reply
      • banasy©

        ...and there are. Many Drilling Engineers and roughnecks are, indeed, women.

        It appears you need to expand your own horizons a bit.

        February 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm |
  30. Philip

    Your Bible describes you as a weaker vessel than men , Donna. And you can't stand it. You think women are equal to men. A lie according to Scripture. You stand in the face of God. Dumb chick.

    February 3, 2015 at 4:01 am | Reply
    • banasy©

      The Bible also describes men having sex with their daughters, bears mauling children for making fun of a bald guy, and gives a listif commandments that you ignore; what of it?

      I am far from a "dumb chick", and if you do not like dealing with women, refrain from doing so. You have "manly" pursuits you can follow, such as indiscriminate female bashing on the net.

      February 3, 2015 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • bobcat2u

      Hmmm. Seems like the argument here is the role of men over women. Seems like a little scripture may lend a new perspective.

      God created the woman as a "helper" for the man:

      The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him." (NIV, Genesis 2:18)

      However, being a "helper" does not imply that the woman was inferior or subservient to the man; the same Hebrew word, `ezer, translated as "helper," is used to describe God, Himself, in Psalms 33:20, 70:5, 115:9-11. In fact, God created both men and women in His own image and made them equal custodians of all His creation:

      So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (NRSV, Genesis 2:27-28)

      So it seems the God, in his wisdom, put man AND woman on equal footing in the custodial sense. It must me true since God created BOTH in HIS image.

      February 3, 2015 at 5:41 pm | Reply
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