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Re: “Human Devolution

This Commentary on Mr. Cremo's book misses the point Entirely. Obviously the commentator didn't read the Groundbreaking work by Mr. Cremo nor it's predecessor Forbidden Archaeology. That or they did not understand it in the least.

Posted by Steve Carter on 02/14/2019 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Can Congress override a presidential pardon?

Trump is the best POTUS ever
I'm very sorry you guys can't stand it

Posted by Dean Micheal Halladay on 06/11/2018 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Wash or Wipe

The long going dispute between wiping and washing fans is totally needless. As the hygienic aspect of this issue is the crucial factor (UTIs and Acquired Hospital Infections are involved) for or against each of these two methods for anus cleaning, an independent lab could solve easily the dispute for good. I dont understand why this simple act had not already taken place. Who is making it difficult??? I suppose we all are suspecting.

Posted by Ζήσης Κοντογούνης on 05/18/2018 at 6:07 AM

Re: “How often do emergency vehicles get into accidents?

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Posted by Leon Adrian on 05/11/2018 at 5:51 PM

Re: “To Be Blunt

In 2001 "medical" marijuana was legalized in British Columbia. At first there was no great increase in marijuana use but after 10 years the government had lost all control and recreational use of marijuana was so extensive Vancouver was called the "Amsterdam of the West Coast" and several marijuana "coffee shops" opened in blatant violation of the law. As always, many users found it harder and harder to get their kicks and turned to stronger strains, resin concentrates and ultimately harder drugs (just as alcohol consumers often switch from beer and wine to cocktails, then straight, hard booze like bourbon and cognac). As addiction to harder drugs increased so did overdose deaths (mostly due to heroin/fentanyl). Free clean needles and comfortable places to inject with medical supervision ("safe injection sites") have only fueled the increase in addiction and death. Now, on average, 4 people a day are dying from drug overdoses in B.C. And it all started with "medical marijuana" 17 years ago.

Posted by Paul Zerzan on 04/01/2018 at 2:17 PM

Re: “The Road Salt Conundrum

Interesting article about "road salt", but it doesn't apply here in the northern tier of Utah counties. Salt taken from the evap ponds around the GSL goes on our roads, washes off into the storm drains (what the vegetation & animals don't slurp up), storm drains empty into the northern creeks & rivers which flow into the Great Salt Lake, closing the cycle. No problem!

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Posted by Tod Young on 03/04/2018 at 2:27 PM

Re: “What happens to birds during a hurricane?

Several years ago I was working in Middletown, CT. It is about 30 miles from the shore. One winter day we saw flock after flock of birds flying towards the shore. The next day we had a freezing rain that brought down trees and power lines. Our power was out for 3 days. A few days after the storm I was taking my mother-in-law back to Old Saybrook on the shore. As we got close to it you could see a definite line where the freezing had stopped. Somehow the birds knew that the storm was coming and how to escape it.

Posted by Richard Frantz on 02/10/2018 at 1:43 PM

Re: “How useful are at-home DNA tests?

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Posted by Sarah Katherine on 10/23/2017 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Star SEALs

The Army's Special Forces (Green Berets) don't have Regiments.
We have Groups, which are comprised of Battalions, which are comprised of Companies, which are comprised of A-Teams.

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Posted by Jade JD LeBlanc on 08/13/2017 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Death Rap

Great journalism!

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Posted by Tim Glass on 07/28/2017 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Agent Orange

My name is Mike Yates and I am a Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veteran who has both Prostate and Thyroid Cancer. You may know that Prostate Cancer is related to Agent Orange Exposure and there is now evidence that Thyroid Cancer may be related.
There are two Bills in Congress, HR299 and S422 both referred to as the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act that will provide benefits to those Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans are suffering from diseases that are related to being exposed to Agent Orange Exposure. These same Veterans where cover from 1991 when the Agent Orange Act of 1991(Public Law No: 102-4) were granted benefits but in 2002 the General Consul of the Veterans Administration decided to remove these Veterans from being cover despite the sprit of the Public Law No: 102-4. Also there is two Concurrent-Resolution, S Con Res 12 and H Con Res 45 that will Express the sense of Congress that those who served in the bays, harbors, and territorial seas of the Republic of Vietnam during the period beginning on January 9, 1962, and ending on May 7, 1975, should be presumed to have served in the Republic of Vietnam for all purposes under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.

I know the leaders in both House of CONGRESS do support SOME Veterans bills BUT when it comes to Bills related to Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans they stay away from them. You can see this in the past two Session of Congress. We have had HR543 in the 113th Session and HR969 in the 114th Session of Congress. In both you had a large number of Co-Sponsors but the Leadership would not bring the Bills to the Floor for a vote.There were always a number of reason why they wouldnt bring it to the floor but mostly it was due to the cost. As Cmdr John Wells said during the Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Hearing on April 4, 2017:. "Frankly, We don't care how you pay for it!"- John Wells
It is now time for this to happen. We understand that Congress has to have a way to pay for the Bill, They dont seem to have a problem finding ways to pay for Bills related helping other countries(including Vietnam for the cleanup of Agent Orange (Public Law No: 114-113). so they shouldnt have a problem finding a way to pay for a Bill that is going to help our Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam was a Country we were at war with and we can find the money to clean up up the Toxins in Vietnam but not the funds to help the Veterans that served off the coast of that Country, this is very sad. (
It surprises me that people actually believe that the US Navy Ships that served off the Coast of Vietnam could not of been affected by Agent Orange. Agent Orange did not stop at the water's edge. By ways of the Rivers and Streams Agent Orange flowed into the Gulf of Tonkin where the ships were providing support to the ground troops. The US Navy ships would bring on water from the Sea that was then distilled and filter so that the sailors could have water to drink, cook, bathe, and all the other normal things that water is used for. During this process distillation of the water the dioxins in the water was actually enhance by a factor up to ten times the amount instead of being removed. So actually the Sailors off the coast of Vietnam received a larger dose of Dioxins than their brothers who serve Boots on the Ground in Vietnam.
So please support help us get the word out about HR299, S422, H Con Res 45, and S Con Res 12. Contact you Member of Congress and request that they support these Bills and Concurrent-Resolution if they are not doing so
Thank you for your time.

Mike Yates
Blue Water Navy Awareness on Facebook

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Posted by Mike Yates on 06/17/2017 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Veto Protocol

There was no doubt in my mind Reagan was suffering from early stages of dementia. I lived through it with my father. Reagan showed obvious signs of it before the second election. I told people to vote for Reagan's aides if they thought the aides could handle the Job, but the Reagan that won the first election no longer existed.

Posted by Edward Cheadle on 05/04/2017 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Costly Care

Great Article. Scott Simmons wrote a response to this article on facebook that shows why the US is becoming a 3rd World Country. Facts and Data matter nothing to him. He spouts off and is assured his first reaction before understanding the issue must be correct. Today it is the fashionable way of answering tough questions. I would think, but am open to evidence, is the Major reason health care costs are so high is that there is no incentive for them not to be. Pharmaceutical Lobbyists bought off the Utah Washington Delegation and now our Drug Prices are the highest in the world. The US government is the ONLY organization in the world that is stupid enough to purchase 45% of someones output and not demand a discount. The Idiots in Washington passed a bill that said the government will buy at full price. Can you image Walmart going to someone and say "We are buying 45% of everything you make: Charge us any amount that is fine" The Pharmaceutical industry is like the Mafia in Chicago around the time of Capone. Like the mafia might say: "You have a fine little business there, it would a shame to lose it." The Pharmaceutical like wise can say "Pay up or die" And our delegation, not only says that is fine but one member gave a Pharmaceutical company $800,000,000 dollars they lost in a lawsuit when they were convicted of a Felony. He did this during the last government shutdown, that not only cost 3 Billion dollars to the US taxpayer, but lots of things like this were heaped upon us. Likewise, providers and others in the Healthcare industry are not looking to build a better healthcare system, rather they are building bigger profits.

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Posted by Edward Cheadle on 05/04/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “What the Hill?

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Posted by Wendy Young on 03/31/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “PTSD Past

Please consider the following as a front page article on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -

The Transcendental Meditation ("TM") program has been approved by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for over 20 years for soldiers with PTSD.

Kindly watch and share with all -

"PTSD and Transcendental Meditation - David George, Infantryman" (2:34; / excellent!)


"Transcendental Meditation Improves Performance at Military University" (5:12; )

Also, see the dramatic effects for Domestic Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for women and children, and for PTSD for "First Responders", at (5:24)

Also please enjoy, "Use a Treatment for PTSD That Actually Works" in The Hill, Washington DC


"Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication in Active-Duty Personnel" in EurekAlert (01/11/16)


Bill @ (a thirty-nine year "TM'er")

P.S. Please visit for more information.

Note: Results are available for long-standing PTSD symptoms, as well, including for Vietnam Veterans.

Also, from :

"Transcendental Meditation - a Path to Healing"

"Doctors promised him through medication and hard work he could potentially heal over the course of years, but since transcendental meditation he has moved much closer to achieving his recovery in months."

- U.S. Army official website

Posted by Bill Torrington on 02/08/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “What the Hill?

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Re: “What the Hill?

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Posted by Sonia Smith on 10/06/2016 at 3:31 AM

Re: “Unfiltered

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Re: “Politicians' Intelligence

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