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Jan 11th 2012 12:50PM OH NO! the memory just flooded into my head...Can I beat the bad weather and drive to...'s'cuse me
Apr 22nd 2011 6:18PM These are good folks with great spirits, a lovely family and a tried and true wonderful product.
Wishing them continued Blessings.
Mar 25th 2011 11:30AM In Hispanic culture it is common for the baby to carry first the name of the father followed by the name of the mother. The middle name (1st surname) apellido paterno) and the last name (2nd surname) if the mother's maiden name (apellido materno). sometimes the two names are separated by a "y".
In recent times this order has been reversed but many still stick to the old way as it is seen important for tracing family genealogical roots.
Jan 10th 2011 4:46PM She is a stunner and the outfit is tres chic.
Nov 21st 2010 9:43PM Females wear pants so why can't males wear a pair of Louboutins
Relax and breathe.
Oct 14th 2010 10:10AM Joe@8:43AM has it exactly right.
On the outside looking in Rhee may appear as a savior but a more honest end-game analysis would be, the more things change the more they remain the same.
She fired good teachers with some that were clearly inept. She fired them because they voiced opinions that differed from her own, sometimes not carefully thought out policies, due to her lack of experience as a classroom teacher.
She lost many (many) great teachers to retirement or to other school systems in the surrounding schools outside of DC because they could not teach to the test as Ms Rhee was demanding which does not educate the student it merely prepares them like robotrons to take tests. She failed at that BTW since test scores went down - many want to dispute these facts but 2+2 still = 4. The previous years up-tick of test scores were a result of policies instituted by the previous superintendent.
Rhee's abrasive personality and often rude style towards parents and employees would have been easier to deal with if she had done more than fire people. She is a divisive figure because her management style is to create division and during the upheaval create more upheaval while doing more harm than is necessary to reform an organization.
She was so divisive that she became ineffective.
Jun 17th 2010 3:47PM But he didn't fall did he? Good grief people a parent or an adult was standing right there. And do you think he was going to shake his own head so hard he would hurt himself. Puhleez. Kids run, jump, play, dance and enjoy life. Any condemnation of his parents is uncalled for and is sour grapes.
He was enjoying every second of the music. Let me put it another way everyone isn't into the Einstein Baby thingee (which has been panned BTW) or classical music. Some people feel the beat and love to dance. Plain and simple. It's good exercise and he looks about 2 yrs old to me, which is when they are great mimics.
He is a darling, too cute and very talented. Maybe not the piano prodigy some of you might be more familiar with, but a talented baby nevertheless. It is amusing, his family shared, and just WOW!
Feb 23rd 2010 9:56AM
The US Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement has a poor record in placing and follow-up interviews of children in foster homes. Culture shock on top of the shock and the emotional problems these children are facing will make adoption a real challenge both for the families willing to take in the children and for the children themselves.
A better plan might be expedited rebuilding of Haiti and first on the list should be homes and schools for children. I have said before and it bears repeating, the Amish community can build a barn in a day (really a week) and we should engage people like them and Jimmy Carter's Habitat for Humanity to get Haitians sheltered.
Then the children should be started back to school. In every instance of natural and man-made (war) crisis, the children's well-being improves in leaps and bounds the sooner they can get back to normal everyday activities.
We are not being smart in the ways we are going about assisting Haiti. The US Marines stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba could have reached Haiti with purified water and other supplies (the US has set up specialized water purification tanks in fear that the Castro government would cut off the H2O supply to the base) less than 2 hours after the quake yet they did not even attempt a rescue.
I am not sure resettlement in the US is the answer while US families own financial circumstances are stressed beyond limits and the Feds are short staffed as are all the local governments child support services.
There has to be a better way and it is beyond time for our government to stop looking at short-term solutions and deal with all that has been wrong with the US foreign policy towards Haiti since the first invasion of the Island by US Pres. Wilson back in the 1930's. International debt relief for Haiti would also be a good start on the road to recovery.
Feb 22nd 2010 11:06AM Malcolm X, by example, taught us that a heart and mind can change. Ignorance is the road-block to change and on the anniversary of Malcolm's death let's hope for the tearing down of road-blocks and the enlightenment of the ignorant.
Feb 22nd 2010 10:45AM I can not watch AI. I tried. However, as bad as AI is it can not compare to the many obtuse commenters on this thread.
Jam was pointing to J Hudson as an example of hope. Thanks for writing about this young woman. I am a fan of your writing and if not for this article I would not have known of this woman's tribulations.
Racism and ignorance go hand and hand and never is it more evident than on AOL threads.
Anyway, the young woman, Angela, a member of the human race, (some of you sound as if you have been raised by wolves) needs some blessings to come her way. It's a
hard-rabble life sometimes and the condition we are born into are not of our choosing.
She is trying to overcome and so I send her prayers, I wish her success, I wish her and her family, especially her daughter, well and I hope she finds peace. Good-luck Angela and never give up.