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Jul 12th 2012 11:26AM Did you work in Phoenix? Because if not, then that suggestion was probably made in every major city airport all over the United States and was equally shot down in each city, I heard it in 2002 myself and I was in the first TSA graduating class after 9/11.
Mar 13th 2012 6:32PM Oh, and don't forget MY favorite scam (which makes me laugh at how OBVIOUS they are each time) which is basically the same sort of scam except that it is for items you are selling instead of real estate you are renting. The OBVIOUS give away each time is that MOST of the time, they are from some foreign country so they do not have a good grasp on writing emails in grammatically correct English. I can see maybe the first time you recieve one of these emails not knowing, but after you have listed a couple of items on Craigslist, you can't help but see the obvious pattern. I mean not EVERYONE is going to be out of the country and then want to send you a cashiers check and written in such poor English you almost can't figure out what they are saying! I can't help myself and always write them back and tell them that they should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES and this is their fair warning to get out of the scam or I will send their email address to the FEDS! And then I always P.S. and tell them at the VERY LEAST, learn correct English grammer since not doing so is a HUGE giveaway that they are scammers !
Nov 23rd 2011 5:51PM That is what I was thinking. Why wasn't he put in one of the jump seats? Isn't it federal law or aviation safety standards or something that a commercial passenger has to be seated during take off and landing? And it was mentioned that the overweight man could not use his seatbelts during take off and landing because he was too big, but isn't that another regulation that seat belts must be worn during those times? Yes, the airlines should compensate him a heck of a lot more than $200 AND I would suspend the flight attendants for not following and adhering to the safety regulations. This sounds kinda mean, but if I can't smoke on the plane then why should a person THAT overweight be allowed to fly? They both affect other people on the plane...right? I thought the rule was you can fly if you can fit in the seat comfortably. Apparently, this was not the case if he couldn't even wear the seatbelts.
Jun 15th 2011 2:14PM If Prince Charles EVER gets to be King (and I got a feeling he will be a pretty straight forward and traditional King), and then like his Mother chooses to remain as King until his death, Prince William and Princess Katherine may be looking at a VERY LONG career as Prince and Princess. And by that time they will be very "seasoned" and experienced but probably not near as interesting and "modern thinking" as as they appear to be now.
May 11th 2011 5:46PM I don't understand why a law like that would upset the opponents? If a person is here LEGALLY, then why would it matter to them? It is no different than when you are driving, get pulled over, and then asked to show your drivers licence. To make sure you actually have one and are driving legally. Or when an employer gets a copy of your social security card before you start a job. To make sure you have a social security card/work permit to make sure you can work legally in the United States and so that taxes can be taken out? Are they not themselves law-abiding? Do they think that any law or rule that is voted on or is already on the books should just be ignored if it goes against someone who is illegal? If they don't like a law and want to change it, then they need to do that by a vote of the people. BUT, if "the people" have voted in favor of, and approved a law then that is the way it is and I'm sorry if they weren't the majority so did not win the vote in their favor. As law abiding citizens they should obey and respect any laws. Would they have us just ignore laws we may personally dislike or not approve of? I am not thrilled it is a law that I have to pay insurance since I have never been in a wreck, but I still respect and obey that law. I understand the plight of the illegal individual no matter what country they are from, but if we turn a blind eye to our laws and rules because we feel sorry for the illegal alien, then not only have we gone back to a free for all civilization, we are not protecting resources for legal American's. And one last word, if the opponents REALLY wanted to help these people, then why don't they help then to become self sufficient in the country that they came from. Help them to have a revolution against corrupt government (like in Egypt) or try and promote any kind of business to come to their country so that they won't NEED to come to this country. They don't really want to be here anyway. They miss their families and their country so help them to stay IN their country that they love instead of coming here. What a novel idea huh?
Apr 2nd 2011 3:49AM I went back and searched for the source information that the author must of used in researching this article before she actually published it on the internet, but could find none. To be a "crediable" writer, time consuming research then correct citing of those research sources is absolutely everything. And since she is neither in the medical field, psychological field, an addiction specialist, or even a summer camp counselor (that I could tell), I would have thought that she would have been adament about citing where she came up with those psychological definitions how collecting a specific item is the result of a person's past emotional baggage. The only source she cited at all in her article was the cable show "Horders". So since I am the reader I have no choice but to know this article is nothing more than a work of pure imagination (and for lack of a better word) an "attempt" at creativity by the author to entertain the reader. For disclosure purposes, I have been a freelance writer (published) for approx. 20 years. I have also been in the "collecting" and antiques business for much longer than that. I have owned an antique store, been an avid collector myself, and for the last 10 years I have been an appraiser. Writing and appraising both require extensive research in both of those fields and require correct and documented information gained from not only experience, but from professional experts and other material made available for further research and reference. A Psychologist I am not, so I would never presume to "analyze" why a person collects anything at all unless of course I was directly quoting from a first hand interview done with a licensed and qualified medical professional. Unless of course.... I wanted to "collect" law suits since I had practiced medicine without a license by diagnosing the Psychological reasons for a person collecting items. Or perhaps I just wanted to "collect" unemployment checks because the information I presented in my article was false and incorrect. Reading this article written by this author, I had to "consider the source" as my Mom always said. And that is what all the readers of this article should do.
Mar 23rd 2011 7:54PM Heh, heh....what a good idea !
Feb 23rd 2011 7:19PM Guess where they found MY stolen car (2nd time)? In the big empty lot right next door to the police station ! But wait...so the police found it themselves...right? No, it was reported by a neighbor who had taken their dog for a walk. There my car sat, with the convertible top down, sitting up on blocks (because they had stolen the tires and wheels), as obvious as the nose on your face. So you would have thought, that at least ONE of the employees of the police station would have seen it sitting there...right? I mean you would have had to have been blind to have not noticed it sitting there!
Jan 28th 2011 3:31PM From the title of the article, I really thought that you were going to instead point out that the word RESUME' actually is suppossed to have an accent mark immediately following the "e". Isn't it???
Oct 20th 2010 2:27PM Selling his medal probably meant the difference between being able to stay in his home, not having to cash in his retirement, sending his kid to college, paying for a funeral/medical bills, or even buying grocieries. I can almost guarantee you he didn't sell it just so he could buy the latest model Escalade or vacation home, or to take a trip to Tahitti. At least he had it so he COULD sell it. No, the Olympic committee should'nt have any stipulations about medal winners selling their medals. Believe me, I know how hard of a decision it was for him to sell it. And he WILL feel really sad for the rest of his life. But in the end it is only a "thing". It is just a symbol of HIS achievement and participation. He doesn't need the medal to prove to his Grandson he won it. He can just put a disk of the Olympics in the CD player and SHOW him.