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Albuquerque, NM

Parents upset over graphic anti-abortion ad near school

*sigh* Okay, again it is, then. First of all, if "pro-lifers " want to be taken seriously, they need to stop calling abortion "murder. " Murder is a legal concept, and since abortion IS LEGAL, it cannot be considered murder. Is it killing? Yes, but nobody is denying that. But is the state executing a convicted killer also murder? That is such a basic and simple concept that it blows my mind that they cannot grasp it. And to all those who would ban abortion, I have two simple questions for you. 1. Would you force a woman who was a victim of rape or incest to carry the fetus to term? Consider this carefully, because if you would force a victim to carry the fetus to term, you are forcing your power on her. Thus, you are no better than the rapist. 2. Who would you sentence to death for abortion? The mother (and since the father contributed, he can be given the same sentence as the mother), or the doctor? Or, if the death penalty is too much for you, which would you put in prison for life with no possibility for parole? Remember, in the US, an accomplice to murder can be sentenced the same as the murderer. So that means the doctor, the nurse, the clerk who checked her in, the father, etc., can all be put to death, if you consider abortion to be murder. Now that I have your attention, here are some real-world abortion statistics: http://www.johnsto nsarchive.net/poli cy/abortion/abreas ons.html The historical percentage of women who have abortion due to rape is about 1%, which isn't really complete, when you consider that another 11% were listed as "too young." In America, that tends to mean under 17, which makes it statutory rape. Add in the 6% where there are health concerns for either the mother or fetus, and you are up to 18%. That's 18% of abortions that are not irresponsible. Throw in the 21% that can't afford to have a baby (unless you want to see, and pay for them all to be on welfare, that is), and you are up to 39%. It gets really interesting when you read the amount of women having abortions that did use contraceptive: 53.6%. Which brings me back to what I say every time this non-issue comes up. If you don't like it, don't have one. Otherwise, stay out of other people's business. https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=wHjs aEK4vnw  (Sunday | post #15)

Albuquerque, NM

Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

Are you claiming to be more of an expert in the human mind than mental health professionals?  (Thursday Oct 16 | post #777)

Albuquerque, NM

Obama's Gay Affairs

If it were true, how is that a disgrace? A real disgrace is a bigot hiding behind a title, mister Mike.  (Thursday Oct 16 | post #2)

Albuquerque, NM

Same-Sex Marriage Trumps Religious Liberty in New Mexico

One of my students said it quite well. "I just laugh when I see the whiny little bigots crying about the fact that they lost. They are pathetic." I couldn't agree more.  (Monday Oct 13 | post #755)

Albuquerque, NM

gates of hell

So, that would make you the ghost of Christmas Past, right?  (Aug 26, 2014 | post #26)

Albuquerque, NM

Ferguson - Albuquerque, NM

Sure thing. http://www.addicti nginfo.org/2014/08 /18/ferguson-pd-bu sted/  (Aug 23, 2014 | post #10)

Albuquerque, NM

Ferguson - Albuquerque, NM

Except the video shows him paying. Oops; missed that one, did you? It's okay, so did FAUX News.  (Aug 21, 2014 | post #6)

Albuquerque, NM

Dave and busters Abq

I wonder if they are doing a two-story one, like one of the Phoenix-are locations, to save on the exterior footprint.  (Aug 13, 2014 | post #2)

Albuquerque, NM

Free Form Chat

Another of the greats is gone. Goodbye, Robin Williams.  (Aug 11, 2014 | post #35735)

Albuquerque, NM

One dead, three injured in lunch-hour shooting in downtow...

There is a reason why I, as a special education teacher, and my fiancee, a pre-med student going into trauma medicine, won't be staying in NM. The crime here is unbelievable. And for the people defending Albuquerque, please explain this: http://www.areavib es.com/crime-compa rison/albuquerque, +nm-vs-new+york,+n y/ And this: http://www.huffing tonpost.com/2014/0 8/03/americas-most -dangerous-states_ n_5639194.html  (Aug 9, 2014 | post #3)

Albuquerque, NM

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some vets

Once again, the VA cannot force doctors to live in the middle of nowhere, so if you want to treat it, chances are pretty good that you'll need to be willing to go where the doctors are.  (Aug 8, 2014 | post #64)

Albuquerque, NM

Free Form Chat

Heh, I'm prepping for my new gig, as a full special ed. teacher. There is an irony that cannot be ignored, in that my old assistant principal got me an interview at a school I never applied at, and was offered the job. So now I'm teaching at that school which is the one I dropped out of. Come full circle, The Force has.  (Aug 1, 2014 | post #35734)

Albuquerque, NM

Family dog dies after rattlesnake bite

It's simple. Reptiles cannot be infected with rabies, hantavirus, bubonic plague, etc. When they eat an infected animal, that instance of the disease is gone. Want to increase the disease in your area? Kill the snakes and enjoy the disease.  (Jul 19, 2014 | post #6)

Albuquerque, NM

Ebay Social Media Backlash Gains Momentum

I love the "they raised the fees by a minuscule percentage, so no I can't afford to make my living selling crap on an auction website!" complaints. Here's a hint: IT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE A SOLE SOURCE OF INCOME.  (Jul 16, 2014 | post #9)

Albuquerque, NM

Student: Expelled From College After Gay Marriage

However, if the school rules violate legal rights, then I could see where a conflict could begin.  (Jul 14, 2014 | post #6)

Q & A with Silk_the_Absent1

Headline:

I ain't afraid of no ghosts.

Hometown:

Dear old mucky Drasnia

Neighborhood:

Rio Rancho

Local Favorites:

94 Rock

I Belong To:

The company store.

When I'm Not on Topix:

Working, working, and working. Or playing with my birds.

Read This Book:

Belgariad

Favorite Things:

My rescued Moluccan cockatoo, Kiah.

On My Mind:

You were always.

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