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Dec 5th 2011 4:26PM Sir - actually I commend you - you managed to make a point from the Christian point of view that was liberal instead of Republican, and seem to be one of the few Christians who don't equate Jesus with political conservatism. Jesus hung out with whores and thieves, he chased the money changers from the temple, and, as I recall, he told his followers to give up all their worldly goods and follow him. - None of our conservative leaders seem to remember this. Are they going to rewrite the bible next? Be that as it may, although your comments were strong, they did not seem any more vitriolic than those of the conservative side, and I commend you for having had the courage to voice them.
That being said, they really had no place in a forum on archeaology
Dec 5th 2011 4:21PM Old, yes...ancient, not so much...important? Okay, I'll grant that one, but Rome, and Istanbul and London, and Athens are ancient. This is not ancient, it's Dark Ages (4th century) and not even Biblical! Yes, it may be an important find in explaining how they lived 1600 years ago, but it's no like this is pre history. You guys need need to work on your headlines - they are so misleading! The way this is worded, it was a whole new society that was founded, rather than an old abandoned city, an early day Detroit!
Nov 23rd 2011 5:38PM Sorry Katie, and others like you who are angry at the "fat bashing". Yes, it is a fault and a frailty, and yes, it's the first thing others see. We are all flawed in some way, I agree, but I do not allow my flaws to imping on the rights of others. Where do the rights of the obese person end and the rights of the thinner person, or the airline, begin? The airline is in business TO MAKE MONEY, not to give away seats for free, or allow a fat person to take two seats for the price of one. Each seat costs X dollars. If you take up 2 seats you should have to pay for 2 seats. The thin person paid for a whole seat. whaty is he the bad guy for complaining that he didn't get what he paid for because the fat person next to hom STOLE his seat?? Whay is the Fat person't disability the fault of the airline and his thin co=passengers? If you have a disability, it is up to YOU to work around others in this world as best as you can, NOT expect everyone else to clear out, pay out of THEIR pockets, and give up just so YOU can be comfortable. Don't they have just as many rights as fat people...or is it that only obese people have rights?
Feb 24th 2011 9:04PM Okay all you people who consider this child abuse. What does a parent do? Don't give me some vague answer about "finding another solution" - suggest one! The fact is, if you are a parent, it is hard to find a creative way to discipline a child without some yabbo calling it abuse. Time-outs - Abuse! Spankings? - Definitely abuse! Taking away toys? Abuse! So what do I, as a parent, do when my child disobeys, then looks me in the eye and says "what are you gonna do about it?" And believe me - I'm a room, mom, my husband and I spend tons of quality time with the kids, they have extra-curricular activities, and we usually try to use a reward system for good behavior rather than a punishment system for bad behavior. However - there are times when kids cross the line, over and over and dare you to do something. It's not just a parent's fault when a child is out of control. In a society that encourages children to disobey and sass adults, and promotes a rhetoric of no consequences and abdication of responsibility, then punishes parents for trying to instill morals and discipline, we will never have well behaved kids - they just keep getting worse. I thank my parents every day for the discipline they gave me - from whacks on the butt to month-long groundings. I am a better, more successful person because I learned about consequences and self discipline.
Feb 20th 2011 1:55PM As a room mom myself, I can relate - however, on the nuts issue, I have to go with Andromeda's parents. My daughter has serious digestion issues (yes, mediaclly diagnosed) and peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower butter, etc are high on my daughter's list as the only protein she will/can eat. What do I feed her instead? A jam sandwich? Why should I be curtailed in what I feed my child because someone else's has a food allergy? Isn't it each parent's responsibility to make sure that their child eats what is proper? Why am I responsible for another kid's diet - and why does my child have to suffer for someone else's? The school accomodates the kids with nut allergies. What about kids with celiac disease - I gues all schools should go gluten free, dairy free, nut free, sugar free, etc to make sure that they are "safe" an accomodating ALL allergies - or is it only the kids with nut allergies that get special treatment?
Feb 1st 2011 11:21PM I am a parent of a 9 year old and a 7 year old. I have washed my son'd mouth out with soap, smacked my daughter on the bottom with an open hand, grounded them, had them sit in corners, taken away toys, etc. My last one was when my son'd attitude go so out of hand I stripped his room to the walls, then made him earn back every toy or amenity with good behavior. While I do not condone abuse, we, as a society, do not enforce discipline, and as such, have a generation growing up (and grown up) who are uneducated, free-loading louts who sponge off their parents, do not have jobs because they don't have the discipline to keep them, and have no concept of consequences. Our crime rates are going up, and our level of productivity is going down. Hot sauce may seem extreme, but better hot sauce than a smack in the face because your son has called you names, ever increasing in intensity, and been allowed to get away with it because the parent has "reasoned with him" and the child ignores the lesson - or do you want another parental explosion like that in Florida? Sometimes, with children, where the reasoning part of the brain is undeveloped, something like hot sauce is the best teacher.
Dec 4th 2010 1:12PM I'm all in agreement. The woman "partied" with the guys and willingly ingested the drugs herself. No one forced her, so why are these guys even on trial? Anyone who doesn't know that taking illegal drugs may kill you is a moron and deserves what they get. If she's that stupid, thank god she didn't live long enough to breed.
Nov 17th 2010 2:17PM Once again, Americans are blaming anything but themselves for tragedy. "After partying for 30 hours straight"???Seriously? The kid had no sense of responsibility, no sense of self-preservation, and obviously, he had never been taught limits or how to discipline himself. Perhaps his parents should have taught him about the dangers of alcohol and excessive drunkenness before they sent him off to school. Perhaps the kid should have paid attention and learned a little self-restraint. But to blame a manufacturer because your kid drinks himself into a near coma and shoots himself? The company didn't put that drink in his hand. he CHOSE to drink it. Noone held him down and forced him. He picked it up on his own. Quit blaming companies for your own stupidity!
Aug 19th 2010 9:55PM I love the Miss Me Jeans - start at about $100 a pair and are great if you have a curvy figure. Con is the 36" inseam, so I have to get them altered, but they're the best fitting jeans I ever had!