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Oct 25th 2012 10:00AM So sorry to hear the wealth bashing comments here. I wonder when it became criminal to become a success in America, and dare to enjoy it? Certainly in this administration it is so. These people are spending their OWN cash on this and don't have to justify themselves to anyone. It looks like a lovely place and as a huge Disney fan, I wish I could eat there. There is nothing about Disney i don't like. I think that like all businesses they have been hit hard in this economy as Disney is not a cheap place to visit. I love it there though. There's no place I'd rather be. Nice staff, beautiful grounds, terrific attention to detail. Just a fantastic family place, I have many good memories of Disney.
Jul 2nd 2012 9:58AM "Most airlines will try to accommodate people traveling together, just reserving preferred aisle and window seats to reward frequent fliers," ....Are you crazy? Most planes are 3 seats across. If they reserve the window and aisle, how indeed do families with small children sit together??? Bravo for the frequent flier, whose trips are mainly paid for by their jobs. Yes, average families who lack the funds to fly often DO ( Gasp!!) look at the cost of their seats. Airline are creating a public relations nightmare for themselves. People don't like to be nickle and dimed. If cost is such an issue, they should simply hike the cost of seats across the board. Extra cost for checking your BAG??? Extra cost for your ( no so special, tiny) seat???? REALLY?
Feb 2nd 2012 10:58AM I have raised two boys. Yes, they can be noisey as toddlers but it is your job as a parent to teach them to respect boundaries and other people's sensibilities. There is no reason for anyone to run up or down stairs. There are other factors at play. Is the building poorly sound-proofed? Is the neighbor home all day just listening to every little thing? Are the kids penned up too much and have a need to be taken OUTSIDE to run off energy? This is all a matter of degree and the rest of us don';t know exactly how noisey it is. If things have risen to the point of eviction, I would guess the parents think they have no need to control their child.
Jan 6th 2012 9:39AM The Feds have done enough damage to the housing market by forcing the banks to loan mortgage money to people who could not qualify under the usual circumstances and would never pay it back. Allowing people into a house with no money down was stupid and now we are ALL left holding the bag. Thanks to the idiot Congressman Barney Frank and those from massachusetts who voted for him for the mess. It would appear the feds can't do anything cheaply or competently. I suggest they butt OUT of the house rental business.
Nov 23rd 2011 8:14PM The problem is two-fold. One, people in general are getting fatter, and many more are drifting into the Obese size range. Secondly, airline seats are too small for even NORMAL SIZE people. Its about time the airlines made seats which conform to reality, and then CHARGE for them, instead of treating people like baggage or sardines. In my opinion, airline reservations clerks and even travel web sites should be forced to ask every airline seat purchaser the question, "Do you weigh more than 230 pounds?" People that answer yes should be made to purchase a second seat. Anyone questionable showing up to board should either be weighed on the spot or refused boarding. These people are NOT entitled to take someone elses seat.
Sep 6th 2011 11:10AM Breathtaking? I don't think so. The whole thing looks completely industrial, like some company's corporate offices. Not a hint of human warmth in the decor. Ugly.
Sep 3rd 2011 11:20PM There aren't severe enough penalities for those who abuse animals or abandon them to starvation. I am not talking about some $100 fine. Who is going to be deterred by that? I am saying there should be fines in the $5,000 range PLUS jail time for especially brutal cases. THAT would make some of these scum think before they injure an animal. I think people need to press their representatives in both the state and federal level to pass more strict laws regarding animal abuse. How we treat helpless animals is a reflection of our civilization as a whole.Neutering dogs and cats should also be mandatory and those who do not comply should face a significant fine as well. There is nothing intelligent about letting your animal breed so that the resulting pups and kittens starveto a slow painful death. And yes, male animals need to be neutered too.
Jun 23rd 2011 10:07PM He did explain why... He prefers to just be called an American.Its all the identity he wants. Folks can call me "Italian American" if they want to.... but the last person in my family to come from Italy arrived here more than 100 years ago. I have no sense of identity with the term. No doubt he feels the same. Bravo to the man.Lets get off the labels.
Jun 23rd 2011 9:18AM He was talking to his co-pilot, not "broadcasting" intentionally. Like it or not we still have free speech in the USA. I think he should be repremanded for tying up frequencies for other pilots,even though that was accidental but NOT for what he said. This is not the USSR. People have many opinions that others do not like. It does not mean they are not entitled to say what they think.
Jun 21st 2011 5:52PM Since most people shower at least once a day in my neighborhood, I feel this is not a disease bearing issue. HOWEVER, many folks now have non-toilet trained kids in the adult pools. Our town used to have a "kid only" pool, they were not allowed in with the aduilts, and that ended a few years ago for some mysterious reason. Bad idea. I once watched a three or four year old little girl stand at the edge of the pool and pee while her mom was busy chatting 20 feet away. When I told the mom in a pleasant manner she looked like she wanted to take my head off. Honey, that was YOUR problem, not mine!!! Possibly the most sensible thing would be to go back to the concept of "no diaper age kids in the pool". You can have a seperate drained sprinkler area for that group.