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Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Too much emotion in many of these comments, not enough logic. You all just hush with it. This case is available to the public (anyone) for review on PACER. In my legal opinion Blizzard's case is on point. Maybe he is tall, big, handsome and visually foreboding to some tiny coalition of man-haters, but I believe Blizzard is standing on the corner with 'justice' here. And Mr. Justice doesn't care what the plaintiff or the defendant look like, Mr. Justice cares about "matters of law.'

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Posted by prnlegal on 07/20/2012 at 1:11 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

asc says "If you can't take it, get out!
I am hopeful I will never work with Blizzard. He seems to have issues and would never survive in the "real world" if he can't make it through nursing school." Asc, you are another female Aquinas employee/student using anonymity to spew out your devilish venom for this 'male' nurse, who has exposed Aquinas' corrupt, and unconscionable way. All dictatorships fall. Clearly you are just so immersed in being biased, hateful, and 'almighty' you can't see the light of day, up from down, fact from fiction? The fact is that Mr. Blizzard did 'take it,' as you so put it, and took the best Aquinas had to offer, and now Aquinas is in big trouble. Blizzard clealy knew exactly how to wrangle and submit a hostile opponent. It appears after reading the article Blizzard stood down some very formidable opponents and won. So, asc if you do happen to work with him, I'd seek terms of peace this time. That's wisdom. Blizzard obviously handled extreme amounts pressure created by numerous attempts by Aquinas to sabotage him. And if you ever do work with Blizzard I'd advise you run, because people who are capable of taking on a pack of people engaged in corporate corruption are very strong people. asc, if Blizzard has any issue at all it is with people who believe they can do whatever they want to anybody and not be held accountable. Blizzard is the one who is actually living in the 'real world.'

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Posted by godcomplex on 07/20/2012 at 12:54 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Funny nobody has caught on to the possibility the licensed counselor for Aquinas could be personally liable for failing to report any abuse against a student to the proper authorities, when she knew about it? And, if there was one male student abused, were there more? And, did the Aquinas counselor know about them? The Pen. State case is ripe with this type collusion among colleagues and it's all coming down on them now.

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Posted by penst on 07/20/2012 at 12:15 PM

Re: “U.S. Department of Justice visitors tell Muslims they have their back in the Murfreesboro mosque dispute

Go to YouTube and watch to see just how close we are to losing this nation to the UN: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation and its Role in Enforcing Islamic Law. What do you think Obama will do once he is out of office? Secretary-General of the UN possibly?

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Posted by Frank Livingston on 07/20/2012 at 7:31 AM

Re: “Eric Powell and Rambo Sambo - The Power Couple

The funniest thing about this "power couple." I was married to rambo or Samantha Duane and I was deployed to Iraq at the time they got together. While there she drained the bank, maxed the cards, destroyed my house and cheated on me with Eric. He knowing she was married went right along with it. I was told about them by a couple friends that were in derby with her at the time.

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Posted by box2113 on 07/09/2012 at 8:09 AM

Re: “One for the Road

I used to enjoy the cockeyed camel , lived nearby. I really liked the Gold Rush too.

Posted by Carol McDonald on 07/07/2012 at 7:22 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Lets stop the lying and deception. Other, your remark stating, "As a former classmate of Mr. Blizzard’s I can attest to the fact, Aquinas switched rotations last minute. During the third semester..." We all know that it was about three school days after Blizzard complained about the male-to-male swap being discriminatory that Peggy Daniel started a frenzy--switching the female students clinical assignments. Once Peggy Daniel realized Blizzard was not going to back down and indented to make a formal discrimination complaint she became desperate and attempted to cover up what she had done. Lets stop the lying and deceiving. Besides, none of us are going to deceive a Federal judge, jury, and Blizzard's lawyers.

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Posted by comenclean on 07/02/2012 at 11:06 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

As a current participant in this nursing program, I can say from my current position, (which is fortunately safely under the radar), that I have watched these instructors and their supervisors swarm against any and every complaint. I can read between the lines because I know all the characters at play here. Those who lead the Aquinas Nursing Program are a force to be reckoned with, mostly due to this pack mentality that is seemingly never held accountable for anything. As students, we long for an advocate. It is hard to see a student take it this far, yet I can see why he did. When there is no recourse, and no advocate, and no accountability on the part of the instructors and their superiors, what is one to do? Especially with the outstanding financial investment and commitment we sacrifice to pursue this career at this "esteemed" school.

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Posted by Advocate on 07/02/2012 at 10:16 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Blizzard, I heard that the hate-mail in Blizzard's box was the doing of two female nursing students in his class. I won't say their names but there initials are: SS & LB. Hope this helps Blizzard out. People talk.

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Posted by spyguy on 07/02/2012 at 10:07 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

To standupgirl, you commented, "..he (Blizzard) quite often used his size to intimidate or belittle his prey." To that I say, REALLY? Belittle his prey? Can you be anymore dramatic? A blatant lie, I'm sure. How do I know? Because, I spoke with a male nursing student from Aquinas, who is tall, muscular, and attractive, (FYI: Blizzard's exact profile) and he told me that after he was 'physically' and 'sexually' attacked by five female Aquinas nursing students, who left training in the hospital in the middle of clinical and began drinking 'alcohol with their Aquinas Clinical instructor' at Chillis Restaurant (Instructors drinking alcohol with female students. What?) went to the female administrators and made up a bold-faced lie that this male Aquinas nursing student had attacked them. The female administrators began to immediately work with the female students, and started proceedings to have that male nursing student dismissed (kicked out of nursing school). However, what the 'female dogs' at Aquinas didn't expect to learn was that one of the female nursing students who had attacked the male nursing student was a White Female of Russian descent, a bisexual lesbian, who had literally stalked the male victims sister two years earlier and had a physical record that reflected it. The administrators never punished the female nursing students for lying. Why? Because they work together like wolves. Now, nobody just makes a story like this one up. It's just too real. After learning this, and reading about Blizzard's case, there is no doubt in my mind Aquinas is a pack-mentality and the females are a bunch of hostile predators, and the males are their targets, and whipping boys. So, 'standupgirl' why don't you sit down and shut up, lil girl!

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Posted by truthmyster on 07/01/2012 at 1:41 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

SRN, your words were "Mr. Blizzard, you need to take responsibility for your actions. Get over yourself and grow up. Don't try to say you were discriminated against because you are male." Evidently there were a lot of nursing girls who were unable to 'GET OVER' the fact that Blizzard was not interested in them, and he flat-out rejected them despite there numerous solicitations and desperate overtures. Chances are you are one of Blizzard's disgruntled rejects. As well, did you read the article. A male-to-male swap is 'blatant discrimination.' And the evidence of discrimination and retaliation doesn't stop there. Maybe you can't read? Or, maybe your just another female nursing student who was apart of the pack of female nursing students in collusion with female administrators who tried to get Blizzard kicked out. Guess what, you failed!

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Posted by B****Slap on 06/28/2012 at 10:22 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

I know Blizzard. He's a good guy. Very smart too. I am disturbed by the 'Blizzard-Bashing' here, but if I know Blizzard's just amuzed I'm sure, if I know him. He'll get his day in court soon, and the truth will certainly come out. Shame on Aquinas employees and students who campaigned to railroad him. Aquinas and all students accountable.

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Posted by liljurgirl on 06/27/2012 at 10:17 AM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

This college is awful! I spent tens of thousands of dollars in their so-called education program and five years of hard work only to be told NINE WEEKS by my academic advisor that she didn't think teaching was "my gift," and they ended up failing me. I now have a 67K student loan to pay back. Luckily, I moved back home and now have a very good paying job. These instructors (especially the habit wearing variety) are indeed corrupt, liars, and only out to get your money. I asked if I could receive another type of degree in lieu of the license, and was told 'NO' we can't do that. They were out to fail me because like other student they have failed in the past, I didn't fit their little Catholic mold and do things to their liking. They can't be trusted. Stay far away from this school! Don't be stupid and waste your time and money for nothing, like I did. By the way, they may be looking at another lawsuit, placed by yours truly!!

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Posted by ticktocked on 06/25/2012 at 2:47 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Problem #1: This religious school gets Federal tax dollars.

Problem #2: This man was told he had to swap with a further away facility. Why? No rhyme or reason. Whim of petty administrators who don't want people questioning them.

Problem #3: They have security bullies personally going to this guy's home to intimidate him. Doesn't that bother anyone?

Problem #4: If disciplinary papers existed before any of this student's rightful actions, wher are they now as proof, with his signature verifying remediation prior to their retaliation?

Problem #5: Why didn't the school investigate the note in his box? Despite the crazy claims here he did it himself (like many blacks put their own burning crosses on their yards in days gone by?), the school has a duty to investigate harassment of students and libelous, derogatory claims.

Seriously. Think about it. He borrows Federal student loan money and is entitled to finish the program under a contract of admission, with fair and equal treatment. They can't arbitrarily change the terms as they go. Nothing to do with his attitude. Everything to do with their duty as an institution accepting public tax dollars.

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Posted by sisam on 06/20/2012 at 9:19 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Mr. Hargrove's article is a model of succinct, accurate, fact-based commentary on an issue that should be of considerable importance.

Imagine, for a moment, that the gender roles were reversed. Imagine that "Suzanne Rainstorm" enrolled to study medicine in a Catholic medical school run by priests.
Slightly unconventional, iconoclastic, and with above average intelligence, she refused to be browbeaten out of her dream of a medical education. So the priests engaged in what looked suspiciously like behavior designed to get rid of her.

Good grief, people would be lined up around the block to support "Suzanne Rainstorm"! Title IX lawsuits would be sprouting like weeds!

I suspect strongly that it is precisely because Mr. Blizzard is a "Mr.", and nursing is a female-dominated profession, he's getting roughed up.

If there's anything a Catholic nun can't stand, it's a man with a 3-digit IQ questioning her almighty authority. In my opinion, due to the priests hogging the limelight, the general abusiveness of nuns (especially toward young boys in schools) is a topic our society has yet to turn to.
Countless men are survivors of abuse by Catholic clergy,
and quite a few of them were abused by nuns.

I'll close with a bit of family history. When my mother entered the hospital to give birth to me, she was suffering from pneumonia and had lost about 15 pounds. A "helpful" nun-nurse came up to her bedside, pulled back the sheet, and said "Young Lady, You're going to lose that baby." Nothing like a great bedside manner!

Aquinas needs a thorough investigation. Great article, Mr. Hargrove.

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Posted by Anticult on 06/20/2012 at 9:15 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

This is really disturbing. "Then, on April 9, three cars carrying four Aquinas College employees showed up at Blizzard's house, claiming they'd arrived to hand-deliver letters from the school's administration, the complaint says. Among those in the cars, Blizzard says, was head of campus security Alan Bradley, who did not respond to an interview request. " This conduct by Aquinas employees alone is inflammatory. If my son's college treated him this way, I would sue too.

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Posted by NURSINGParent on 06/19/2012 at 12:19 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

BattleCat: gast is clearly paranoid, and likely an employee at Aqinas. good insight. the other comments form gast were very suspicious and hostile, and 'insider' biased too. after reading your comment I noticed that every person against Blizzard is completely irrational, insulting, profane, and ghetto. But, every person commenting in favor of Blizzard is logical and rational, and clearly read the article.

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Posted by crymeariveraquinas on 06/19/2012 at 12:02 PM
Posted by BattleCat on 06/17/2012 at 10:48 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Of course gast, everyone who disagrees with you is part of a larger conspiracy against you. (insert eye rolling here)

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Posted by BattleCat on 06/17/2012 at 5:07 PM

Re: “There'll be no absolution for the man suing the Sisters at Aquinas College for reverse discrimination

Is Blizzard using pseudonyms to support his position? Hmmm....

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Posted by gast on 06/17/2012 at 3:32 PM

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