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Assisted dying

The law should also allow euthanasia when the patient can't communicate it such as persistant vegetative state. Having to stop feeding to allow someone to die - over days - is absolutely ridiculous. No amount of hospice care rectifies that.

February 23, 2019 at 10:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

District to pay $42,665 to settle lawsuit over expulsion of Northwest Arkansas student

"If I wanted to make an impact I would choose a much more high profile crowd th[a]n a bunch of hicks and jocks who are never going to be anything of particular value."
So, if I was going to shoot you up, I'd pick something more high profile. Yeah, expulsion justified. It's a shame the school decided to pay this POS. Though I understand it would probably be cheaper than going to court. Way to go, mom! You're raising a winner.

February 23, 2019 at 8:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. says Alabama woman who joined ISIS isn't citizen

A mistake? She, a daughter of a (former?) diplomat, joined a terrorist organization.

February 21, 2019 at 6:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Arkansas governor signs into law bill reducing high-earners' taxes

"More hard working people getting to keep more of their hard earned money."
Unless you make <50,000. In that case, your 'hard earned money' is about to be eaten up by a larger increase in gas tax (asssuming you use 10 gal of gas per week).
"To to the first three commenters, let me understand you correctly. As you earn more money (i.e. as you become richer), you want the state to tax your income at a "higher percentage" than before, not at the same percentage as everyone else who earns less than you.'
Unless I'm mistaken, isn't that how the state tax tables already work?

February 20, 2019 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City board OKs ex-Little Rock mayor's compensation

2281 hours/40 hours per week = 57 weeks. 211 hours sick/40 hours per week = 5.3 weeks. So, in 10 years, Stodola accrued more than a years worth of time off and was able to carry it over year to year in entirety? Absolutely ridiculous.

February 20, 2019 at 6:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Supreme Court won't hear anti-death penalty Arkansas judge suit

" Judges follow rules, is one of those rules to not ever have a opinion other than the government line?"
No. The rule in question - one that judges are bound to follow - is to avoid the appearance of bias. I'd say going to an anti-death penalty rally hours after ruling on a death penalty case fails that judicial rule.
Better than both, no?

February 19, 2019 at 6:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Northwest Arkansas lawmaker tops paid-expenses list, says he has good reason | SEARCH FULL LIST

"Dotson claimed $12,914.16 in mileage to attend a conference in STL?"
Which is like reimbursement for 24000 miles. No, I think that statement in the article is poorly written. He was reimbursed for 12k miles AND 1.5k for a legislative conference in StL. Not taht the mileage was for the trip to StL. But he's getting per diem for 155 days. Reimbursement for like 30000 miles total. WAY past time for an audit.

February 18, 2019 at 6:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump declares national emergency to build border wall; judiciary chair seeks hearing

"They get free education, both k-12 and college. "
No, they don't. K-12 school funding is mainly through property taxes. Or are you saying illegals don't live in a house or apartment?
"They are eligible for SNAP and other programs. "
A person must be a U.S. citizen or an eligible, lawfully-present non-citizen to qualify for SNAP benefits: w ww.fns.usda.go v/snap/snap-policy-non-citizen-eligibility
"They get free medical care through the Obamacare exchange."
Undocumented immigrants aren’t eligible to buy Marketplace health coverage, or for premium tax credits and other savings on Marketplace plans. But they may apply for coverage on behalf of documented individuals: w ov/immigrants/coverage/
"stop spreading lies."
"This is why only intelligent people should be allowed to vote.'

February 18, 2019 at 7:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Student loses her appeal over Islam history class

"Any religion that condones violence, the subjugation of women, the stoning of women, honor killings, beheading, terrorism, and the call for the destruction of Israel is not a God based religion."
What about one that covers up and hides pedophiles?

February 16, 2019 at 4:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Criteria set for Little Rock School District to exit state control

Good time to point out that LRSD was put under court supervision because of LOCAL control, and the last super hired by LOCAL control lost his degree AND was part of graduation inflation at his former district prior to being hired in LR. Taking back the district is a great idea until you realize the LOCALS don't have a f*cking clue.

February 16, 2019 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )