• PETA (People for the Ethical Treatments of Animals) has recently written a letter to the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General Berger, to stop the “crude killing of animals during the annual Cobra Gold 2020 m

    • Jimmy your right. PETA are hypocrites who like to poke their nose into other people’s business. While I can’t accept punishment of an animal I am an avid hunter. There is nothing wrong with taking the life of an animal in a respectful way. The people who think its not are living in a fantasy world, and don’t understand where half their stuff comes from. Don’t tell me I can’t go hunt while you eat your cheeseburger, or where your leather coat. There is nothing wrong with tradition, and although I don’t plan on joining the military I have deep for people who serve. God bless america. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/20/hypocrisy-of-activists/

  • I agree with you that banning firearms is not the answer. It creates more victims, stripping the right of self defense for law abiding citizens, and putting the guns in the hands of criminals. What I think most people often forget about when they think of the second amendment is that it was made for the people to keep and bear arms in case of…[Read more]

  • Jimmy commented on the post, Immigration 4 months, 1 week ago

    I agree with what you said regarding the process to becoming a citizen takes too long. It took my parents 5 years to finally become a US citizen and they don’t regret it at all. We are a nation of immigrants but we are also a nation with laws. Immigration is a very serious topic and needs to be taken care of. As Cooper said, Donald Trump wanting…[Read more]

  • As you all have heard, on December 31, 2019, a U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was attacked and under siege by Iran-backed militia Kata’ib Hizbollah, who attempted to storm the U.S. Embassy. Now why did they decide to a

    • Dear Jimmy:

      I am excited that you decided to write “Was President Trump’s reaction to Iran justified?” because I think relations with Iran may prove to be a central focus in foreign policy in the new future. I think this will continue to be the case as the restart their nuclear program because of Trump decision to cut off foreign relations.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “Iran has been playing the US for a while now and no-one has done anything about it, making them think it’s ok.” I think this is an ill-informed and oversimplified view of the matter because it fails to take into account past administrations and other allies successful negotiations with the regime. Yes Iran is an oppressive state, but that doesn’t justify inflaming tensions to the point of war with Iran

      Another sentence that I questioned was: “ Something no-one else had the guts to do, except our President, Donald Trump. ” This stood out for me because there was no personal courage or sacrifice on the part of the President in the killing of Soleimani. The people that have to pay the consequence for the needless escalation are the U.S. servicemen and women who will have to fight the war, and Irani civilians who are under the brow of the regime. Trump is not going to fight in the war, he avoided fighting in the Vietnam War despite draft. The cost of Trump’s pet war will be paid in the blood of our brave military.

      As you probably could tell, I don’t agree with you that Trumps killing of Soleimani was justified. One reason I say this is it circumvented diplomatic relations, posing unnecessary costs both in the form of money and lives. Another reason I disagree with you is the result of the attack was the reinstating of the Iran nuclear program, which will only make Iran more powerful. Someone else will fill Soleimani’s shoes but they will be made a lot more powerful with Iran’s construction of nukes

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next, because you seem to be very passionate and have strong opinions. I hope that you learn to do full contextualized research instead of taking talking points out of the Presidents mouth

  • While I agree that police brutality is an issue, and that there are no doubt some officers who wear a badge and should not be wearing a badge, I would like to say that police officers are not targeting black people. According to statista.com, in the years 2017-2019, more whites have been killed by officers than blacks. In 2019 so far, there have…[Read more]

  • I agree with your post, in regards that the argument of “what about rape or incest” for abortion would not be a very good argument. These cases are rare and do not happen often. If you cannot afford to raise the baby, adoption is always an option. One does not get to choose whether or not a fetus, human being, should live or die based on ones own…[Read more]

  • Abortion has been a huge controversial topic that’s been brought up in politics regarding women’s rights and their rights over their bodies. Leftists/feminists repeat the phrase “My body my choice” for abortio

    • Hi Jimmy. I disagree with your argument about abortion. It is a woman’s right to choose what to do with her body. There are a lot of reasons a woman would get an abortion. For example, if the mother is in danger due to the pregnancy she should reserve the right to choose whether or not to terminate the pregnancy. Here is a resource that I think would be helpful for you: https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/considering-abortion/what-facts-about-abortion-do-i-need-know .

    • Dear Jimmy,

      Here are a few resources that may help you to fact check your article: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/encyclopedia/content.aspx?ContentTypeID=90&ContentID=P02362
      https://www.guttmacher.org/gpr/2019/09/us-abortion-rate-continues-drop-once-again-state-abortion-restrictions-are-not-main

      The first is from the University of Rochester which explains how a fetus is attached to a woman. The second informs you about the current abortion statistics in the United States and how banning abortions actually influences women who seek abortions (this is via the Guttmacher Institute). The third paper, also via the Guttmacher Institute, explains why women seek abortions, as many women do not know from experience, and boys, such as yourself, cannot possibly know why these decisions are made via personal experience.

      I would suggest reading those before contributing to any further articles on this topic, in order to get a holistic and educated view on the topic. I would also suggest using Gramerly or Spell-Check to edit your work before publishing to avoid spelling and grammar errors such as those present in this article.

      I see you are passionate about this topic, but over all the lack of correct facts, reliable sources, extreme scenarios (such as a fetus, unattached to a woman, being found on Mars), and grammar mistakes made it difficult to focus on your message as a whole. I look forward to reading more from you on this topic.

      Sincerely,
      Erica Strand

    • Hi Jimmy. Though I do not agree with you, I can respect your point of view. Nonetheless, I want to share a couple resources with you in regards to some of the statements you made in your article. First, I want to address your claim that women use abortion as a method of birth control. The following article reports that 51% of abortion patients in the study used some other form of contraceptives during the month they got pregnant. https://www.guttmacher.org/news-release/2018/about-half-us-abortion-patients-report-using-contraception-month-they-became . It is also important to remember that abortions are a extremely traumatic experience for the women receiving them. Women are not “pure evil” and malicious in their intent when seeking an abortion. The next source I have attached relates the experiences of women who have had abortions, how it impacted them, as well as their reasons. https://www.cosmopolitan.com/sex-love/news/a31727/what-its-really-like-to-have-an-abortion/ You may disagree with their reasoning, but I think you should refrain from calling an abortion a “convenience” or call their actions “pure evil” simply out of respect for fact that you know nothing about their situation and never will. Additionally, this research concludes that third trimester abortions, in which the baby can feel pain as you stated, are primarily conducted due to medical issues and the risk of maternal morbidity. Additionally, less than 2% of abortions happen beyond the first trimester. https://www.guttmacher.org/evidence-you-can-use/later-abortion. I respect your position, however, I do not think it is affective to make emotionally charged claims without researching the topic first. Nor do I agree with calling other human beings evil for their choices. I hope to hear more from you about this topic!

    • Hi jimmy,

      I respect your opinion and that you have opened up this discussion however, I disagree with you in many areas. The first place being the number you brought up about rape related pregnancies. Rape is a real problem in our world. Although the number may be small, women do get pregnant as a result of sexual assault and solely using information that that number is small instead of recognizing that among that percentage are real people decreases the dignity of those women who have already been effected by the awful event that they experienced.

      In another way, using the word you used “inconvenience” is only used to support your point however other inconveniences come when discussing abortion. The pregnancy can be an inconvenience of that woman mental health, her financial stability, the quality of life for that child, and in many other ways. In the resource I linked below It says “It’s not a good time in their life to have a baby.” In that sense your word “inconvenience” applies to every aspect of the choice a woman has. If a pregnancy is going to affect the woman or her quality of life it is her choice to abort.

      Pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion. Pro-choice means that after realizing that every circumstance is different, not one woman can be compared to the next and neither can her situation, It is her right to chose how to live her life.

      I think it would be beneficial for you to read https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/abortion/considering-abortion specifically under the heading “why do people decide to have an abortion”

      Thank you, Lola

    • hello jimmy.
      I do not agree with your argument. It’s not fair or okay if a women has gotten raped and she gets pregnant she should be able to have the choice of what she wants to do because she already has all of the trauma that she is dealing with and having to carry a baby even if you don’t want to, its not healthy for you’re mental health. Plus it’s her body she gets to decide because she knows what’s best for her.

    • I feel like abortion is your own choice but there is a limitation and standards on it. But at the end of the day a person is going to do what they want to do anyway not matter what anyone else think.

      • Jimmy

        Diavonne has weighed in on your controversial argument. She makes a valid point that people are going to do what they want to do. Before Roe vs Wade, many horrible abortion practices were prevalent in shadowy and unsafe places. Providing women legal and safe places to have abortions might be better than the earlier alternatives/

        Your argument reminds of the recent article I read in Atlantic Magazine. “The debate about abortion is not a winnable argument.” (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/12/the-things-we-cant-face/600769/)

        I really appreciate you bravely and respectfully presenting the other side of the argument that may be less popular for many of my students here at the U School in Philadelphia.

        Reed
        Humanities Teacher
        U School

  • I see what you’re getting at, but machine guns are already illegal. Gun owners can buy accessories to make their semi-auto rifle similar to that of an automatic. The purpose of the second amendment was in case of a tyrannical government, the people will be able to defend themselves. Now the only machine guns people can legally own are ones made…[Read more]

  • There have been debates as to which branch of the military would be considered the best of the best. Marine Corps, Arny, Navy, or Air Force. What about the Coast Guard, you may ask? They’re not a b

  • Immigration is an issue that should be talked about and addressed. It is a misconception that Trump supporters and those who support the wall hate immigrants, when in reality, we want immigrants and accept them. They just have to go through the right processes and enter legally. We’re a nation of immigrants, but we are also a nation with laws.…[Read more]

  • Knew Epstein didn’t kill himself. He gets put on suicide watch but ends up “killing himself”. The fact that the three neck fractures were found, clearly indicates he was killed. Clintons are back at it again.

  • Shootings have been rampant all around the United States. It seems as if every time you turn on the news, there’s a story about a shooting taking place. It occurs so much we’ve almost become d

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