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May 17th 2013 3:18PM Does insurance ever cover anything like this? Either the owner's or the tenants' separate policies? If not, it should. Also, morbid as it may seem, perhaps any assets remaining in the deceased's estate could contribute to costs?
Apr 20th 2013 12:04PM He should be disbarred. The law should be upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Apr 20th 2013 12:02PM He should be disbarred. The law should be upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony.
Jan 20th 2013 8:35AM Guess I missed something. Just don't see how living in a heavily armed fortress makes one free. Seems like quite a few freedoms are lost just by moving into such a set up.
Nov 19th 2012 10:26AM Sounds like fascism is alive & well in NZ; just your kinda place!
Jun 23rd 2011 3:50PM Did not realize that Graves could be that severe; I've learned something.
I, too, have a chronic autoimmune disease that has altered my life completely. There has been little sympathy or support because people don't understand; they think I look ok, so I must feel good. Wrong. I've lost many friends since I don't have the energy to do many things & often can't attend events at the last minute that I'd planned to. One learns a lot about other people. It's very isolating, but a few beautiful souls have been able to suspend judgment & offer their friendship in their own way. Others similarly stricken are a good resource for support & friendship.
What I would not do is judge someone else's illness. I've always been a caring person, but my experience with the sudden onset of a chronic, debilitating illness at age 36 deepened my compassion & understanding & taught me to suspend all judgment. Ya just never know what another person's hardships are. Most people put their best foot forward in public. There will always be those who have it better, & those who have it worse in life. This is not a competition about who has it the worst (Kerry C - #2 commenter, above) I have learned to focus on what I can do, not on what I can't do anymore. Ya just do the best you can with what you've got, patch together the best life you can & let others' opinions be damned.
Jan 25th 2011 6:10PM Right on, Tommy T. WAKE UP, AMERICA!! ALL will soon be gone .
Oct 8th 2010 9:23AM No, most Dems don't work that way. Cheap shot.
Oct 7th 2010 4:53AM Biochemically, weight is very complicated. Anyone who believes it is just the result of what one eats is just ignorant. Chemicals from outside and cortisol from inside are just two thing which throw off the balance. There are many more. Science is still largely in the dark about what influences weight, why and how. Unlike alcohol and drug addicts who need only to stop ingesting those specific substances, one cannot stop eating food altogether as it is essential to life. Yet, there is great sympathy for drug addicts and just damnation for fat people. Why? Drug users not only ruin their own bodies and run up medical costs, they also commit crimes, can't work effectively, cause enormous family dysfunction and pain to others, and support the most violent, brutal groups and regimes in the world. These 'cartels' now pose very serious threats to the continuation of our very existence. What drugs have done to this world is heinous. They have undermined the stability of societies like nothing else could. Their activities have expanded into human trafficking, slavery, arms dealing and forced prostitution of children, along with multitudes of cold-blooded murders of innocent people. So, for those who need to condemn, ostracize & belittle others to make themselves feel superior, choose a worthy target, not people with some fat on their bodies who do no harm to anyone else. Man up and do something effective about the real ills in society instead of picking on those with problems you do not understand.
Oct 4th 2010 3:05PM There are medications that regulate heartbeat or thin blood or lower blood pressure and reduce stroke risk significantly.