March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

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  1. Hele

    I tlatloy agree with you, then who against you? I think you should teach your children what you believe, and why others believe what they do and let them decide for themselves. It's not the kind of child abuse.

    February 14, 2012 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Christina Girl

    Where is Bobbi Kristina? They service should not continue until she is there. Bobbi Kristina is not at funeral yet.

    February 18, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Leanne

    My sympathy goes to Whitney's family and to all who is affected by this big lost. I want to take that opportunity to reach out to those who are started in church, but let driven by this world to be famous or any kind of distractions. I hope that Whitney had a chance to make peace with God, because His words say that He will not lose his glory. Whitney was one of his glory. If any one of you out there feels that you have walked away from the shield of Jesus Christ; please come back home. His arms are wide open waiting to embrace you, to love you. He is angry for a moment, but His mercy is for ever. Don't feel embarrass; please come back before is to late. And for those who never had a chance to accept Him as your Savior, grab this opportunity today to do so, do not wait to a next day, your life does not depends on you. God has His interest in you, He wants to give you eternal life. You are worth everything in the eyes of God. Don't delay. Jesus loves you just the way you are.

    February 19, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mark Rhoads

    Soledad Obrien gave it the old college try in her Keeping them Honest segment devoted to misrepresenting and debunking the statements by Rick Santorum on the lack of respect shown by some elitists toward people who have not gone to a four-year liberal arts college and tend to ignore the value of vocational training. Not so, protested Soledad and she ran a video tape of one of President Obama's speeches to Congress where he did pay lip service to the idea of vocational training but he also in the same tape implied it was unpatriotic to not finish high school, Well Obama never did anything when he was an Illinois State Senator in Springfield from 1997 to 2005 and even less when he was a U.S. senator to work to reduce the high school drop out rate for black teenagers that is 20 points higher than for whites and Asians in Illinois. He just never took any time to even talk about the drop out rate and then he has the gall to say those same teens are unpatriotic and letting down their country if they do not finish high school. He never did anythiing to help them but sit on a cushy chair paid for by the Annenberg Foundation to "study" the problem but not to come up with practical answers, That is why many in Illinois think Obama is a fraud when he says he is pro-education. He is for the eductional establishment that has failed the kids.

    February 28, 2012 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tasha

    Sanford Florida has a very sorry excuse for a police department. This child was murdered in cold blood. The lies that Zimmerman told are all coming to light now. Hell will be too good a place for this man. The world is watching this America. I hope we all see that this country still has so far to go. I pray that this gets people up to make their voices heard in November!!

    March 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tennessee Sue

    I was shocked to hear a blatantly racially prejudiced comment a few minutes ago in The Situation Room. A CNN reporter said that Houston's cocaine abuse should be a wake up call to cocaine users, and added: "Particularly among blacks, we have to be honest here". I checked online and found that cocaine abuse among blacks is only fractionally higher than among whites, and is lower than several other racial groups.
    CNN, please don't sweep this under the rug, and correct your reporter's incorrect remark!

    March 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Carl Miller RN

    My name is Carl Miller I am a RN and I work with patients with addictions every day. Addiction strikes young and old, rich and poor and cares nothing about race. People are missing some things first; drug screens show positive for cocaine if it is powdered cocaine which speeds you up. They also show positive for cocaine if you smoke crack which sedates. Addicts that use Speed like meth, or powdered cocaine, often feel the need to use more before they physically can so they need to slow their racing heart and mind. This is when they use alcohol, Xanax, marijuana or others. It is not uncommon for someone using meth to have 18 beers in one sitting so they can use more meth. It is like walking on the razors edge and often addicts go too far in one direction or the other. Whitney likely was taking what for a NON addict large amounts of sedatives and passed out in her bathtub. Her death is a sad loss.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Kwesi

    World water day was a great experience for Nigerians.

    March 28, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Alex

      Nigerians in the remote part of the country have lived with out have the benefit of having water from a good source. So, the world water day did help bring to light the plight of the people that live without good clean water.

      March 28, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  9. ripley2010

    Just watched video footage of George Zimmerman in the garage of the police station. Yes he is handcuffed, however clearly no injury to the back of his head as well as no blood on the front of his face or clothes. How did this happen?

    March 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • SC

      The police keep looking at his head for no reason? Must have been something there!

      April 16, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • SC

      Another example of the left against women. The Dems should take note on how to treat women. If Sarah had strong women on the left to defend her the way Rosen had from the right then the wouldn't look like such hippocrates. Take note Dems!

      April 16, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  10. Gina

    In 1992 or 1993 Julio Aliaga – CNN correspondent based out of Miami (with John Zarella) did the first live interview in Spanish of space shuttle astrounauts (who spoke Spanish but were not Hispanics). Would you please let me know where I could get a copy of the video? Cheers,


    March 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. m bask

    CNN please do your research. Remember Marta Burk? Years ago a protest was set up outside of the Augusta National because Women were upset about the club not having a female member. The national media covered it for weeks. The women threatened to boycott the sponsors. Guess whart happened? The Augusta National decided that they did not need sponsors. The sponsors needed the Augusta Nationals. Oh, and only about 20 women showed up to protest. Losing battle. Those of us who live in Augusta hate traffic. We only tolerate it for that one week. A protest in Augusta would be laughable, as it was five + years ago. I am in an all female AA Sorority and we do not accept men. Right Soledad? Let the men have their club.

    April 5, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  12. jim krawetz

    The last crash of jet was in the early 90's. The jet took off and crashed on Lynnhaven Blvd. because the pliot turned too early causing the jet to stall. The jet landed on a car and killed the woman driver. The Navy is a part of the community and that relationship should continue as far as the people of Hampton Roads and Va.Beach are concerned.

    April 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John M

    Hello, I've been watching CNN this evening, and I am really upset that the top story is the Zimmerman guy surrender to police. It's an unfortunate story that happens far too often in this country, persons should not be allowed to carry weapons. Policemen kill our citizens all the time, in similar situations, and they are allowed to carry the gun too.

    My point being ... there are people being murdered in Syria right now. There will be more murders in Syria tomarrow. People were murdered in Syria yesterday. Why is the Zimmerman case more important than the slaughter that is going on in the rest of the world.

    Come on CNN, we need responsible journalism to keep people informed of attrocities, and to help keep America safe. This fear mongering and redundancy about a single murder is overdone and there are other issues that need attention. Thank You, J.M.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Don

    Blitzer's treatment of Hilary Rosen today was a perfect example of bullying by a man in a power position and proves that Blitzer is nothing more then a coward – would love to see him pull those antics on one of his right wing tea party boy friends he always gives such deference to – his nose might end up out of joint. If Hilary was my sister/wife/mother, you would need a couple of security gaurds to pull me off that cowardly piece of S%&!. Now where is Mr. Bully Blitzer’s apology to all your viewers for his cowardly antics towards Hilary, who didn't say anything wrong, unless you were such a lousy journalist, Blitzer, and didn’t listen to the entire comment in context. If Hilary has her wits about her, she should sue the pants off Bully Blitzer for his total lack of journalistic integrity. If CNN had their wits about them they would suspend Bully Blitzer and bring in a competent journalist to run that show.

    April 14, 2012 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
  15. GW

    Why do we need neighborhood crime watch? Why do we live in gated neighborhoods? Why do we need alarms systems? Isn't this the real issues here. Put a kid with a chip on his shoulder and a zealous crime watch person together you got trouble.

    April 19, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
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