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Aug 28th 2011 3:01AM When my daughter was about 3, we took Amtrak from Phoenix to Seattle. I bought a leash for her especially for this trip. I had visions of her overly-curious little self darting away for a closer look at these fascinating machines, and I was taking no chances at all. Although my own parents used leashes on us a lot, this was the only time I ever used one with my daughter, and would do it again under the same circumstances. (Since she's now 40, I rather doubt I'll have another chance to do that...LOL!) Still, I don't think it is cruel for a parent to use a leash when actually necessary. No, it's not for 'everyday' use, but it can really help in a dicey situation. I support the right of a parent to do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of their children. If only ALL parents kept closer eyes on their children we would avoid a lot of tragedies. We read about accidents involving children every day of the week, and most of them are/were totally avoidable if so many parents were not so lazy/unaware. (I live in AZ, and at least once a week during the summer a child dies from being left in a closed car 'for just a few minutes'. Or, they crawl into an ungated pool.) In every case these deaths were totally avoidable.
Jul 19th 2011 4:37PM Actually, I think it was AOL who bought the HufPo! Not the other way around.
Jul 18th 2011 9:16PM What I don't understand is why all of you even read this site. All you do is spew out venom at ANYONE mentioned here. There are sure a lot of angry, jealous haters around. You haven't a nice word to spare for anyone.
Jun 26th 2011 5:36PM OMG is right! How much of an over reaction was this? Both by her AND her bodyguard. And he basically just pitched that girl back down into the audience. I hope she's OK, and if she was hurt she should SUE them.
Jun 13th 2010 7:27AM SO easy!! Roast them!! Whole, in their skins. Lightly oil them with olive oil, lightly salt and pepper them, put them on a lined baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until you can poke them with a toothpick and they are tender. Take them out of the oven, cool slightly, peel them, slice and serve with a LIGHT drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of sea-salt. YUM! (They should be lightly charred around the edges.)
Jun 13th 2010 5:05AM Hmm. Last year I ended up on food stamps for about 6 months. I got, for one person, $112 per month. That was the TOP of the allotment scale. This worked out at just under $1.10 per meal per day. I believe that a family of four gets at least slightly less, as they are expected to have lower costs per meal when cooking for more people. I'm sure they don't get MORE than the $1.10 per person at any rate. Don't get me wrong, I ate quite well on that amount of money, but only cos I have a Trader Joe's close by, (who DO take food stamps, BTW) and also due to the fact that, even though I'm NOT a vegetarian, I still eat little red meat. If I wanted red meat in a meal, I would have to 'budget' around other meals in order to have it. (Partly because if I AM going to have red meat, it's going to be humanely raised red meat). Anyway, Trader Joe's has LOTS of inexpensive fresh fruits and veggies (but buy your bananas elsewhere, cos I don't 'get' their price per EACH banana, which makes the per pound price high) I survived my food stamp 'adventure' without gaining any weight at all, partly because I have always used Trader Joe's as my main grocery store. (At least since they came here many moons ago.) Even now, back on my feet again, I spend little more money than I did while on food stamps. I'm small. I don't need big meals. In fact, I'd rather eat 4 or 5 small meals each day so my tummy never hurts from 'overload'. (an example of one of my meals would be a small bowl of whole grain cereal and a half of a banana plus milk, and that's not necessarily a morning meal. I DO use a teaspoonful of real sugar on it, BTW!) Still, I don't know how you got your figures of $1.99 per person, unless that's per DAY, not per meal. I think many people overestimate how much people on food stamps actually get. I've heard lots of people saying they think a family of 4 gets like at least $1,500 a month on food stamps. So NOT true.
Jun 13th 2010 4:34AM "The "Holocost" we read so often about, was really an attempt to make people healthy and fit, by way of keeping them slim." WTF!!! Please, you are mental. Stay away from these boards and get some help. You made my skin crawl.
Jun 12th 2010 10:28PM @Hattie Crabtree; Wow. In this day and age you feel free to be so blatantly racist? So, you think Hispanics live on beans and cheese alone? No, you probably think there are lots of tortillas in there too. Whatever. That remark was SO uncalled for. Of course, I'm sure you and 'Dr Tony' see eye to eye on everything.
Jun 12th 2010 10:08PM That's all she was asking for. Please read the whole article. She just did not want to continue paying for services she wasn't allowed to use. So many people here have added comments without even reading the article. SOP these days.
Jun 12th 2010 9:56PM Wow. So, it takes FIVE years for a person 25 lbs overweight to expect to drop those pounds and be bikini-ready with exercise?
Let me rephrase that; If I am 25 lbs overweight and work out 6 days a week, I should not expect to wear a bikini (and look good) for at least 5 years? Please, tell us WHERE your gym is located, so that none of us ever go there. I don't expect INSTANT results, but I DO know that this goal is attainable within 6 months anywhere else. FIVE YEARS? OMG. NOBODY would keep it up for 5 years with no results. Just, wow!