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Jun 12th 2011 2:14PM Why do people think everyone who lives in Michigan lives in Detroit? Novi is not Detroit. I'm a proud Michigander - not a Detroiter. I follow the sports teams, love Vernors, and Faygo Red Pop. I go into the city for a game or show a couple times a year. I work there because my company moved there and I am forced to drive a 100 mile commute each work day while pretending to be happy to "support" the city with my tax dollars. I'm glad people chose to live there - but I am not a Detroiter and I do not feel any sort of guilt about not supporting it more than I do. I'm glad this chef is using local ingredients and helping the farms, orchards, and other MICHIGAN businesses that he does. Michigan is MUCH more than one city.
Dec 5th 2010 10:45AM My siblings and I are all adults - through college, gainfully employed, home owners, and financially independent. Our parents buy us each one birthday gift (a nice one) and mutiple Christmas gifts.
Our mom LOVES giving gifts for Christmas (her family didn't celebrate when she was a kid because they were too poor). She begins asking for our wish list in October! Because we're responsible people, we all make sure our list only has one bigger purchase ($100 or so) and less expensive things like books, DVDs, etc. She gets to buy and wrap gifts like she enjoys but we know she's not breaking the bank. AND, we all make sure to buy our parents nice gifts for their birthday and Christmas - I'm usually more excited to see them open their gifts than to get mine.
I don't think celebrating with gifts should have an age limit - but I do think everyone needs to be financially responsible about it. Also, I think parents need to let their children learn to be financially responsible - the mom who is going to stop gifts at 25 should have had her child help or pay for college, wardrobes, and books (my parents did pay for 1/2 of tuition but the rest was our responsibility). Maybe then she shouldn't wouldn't feel so "put upon" when it comes to birthdays and holidays.
Nov 2nd 2010 5:27PM Our state just instituted the picture ID rule this year. I was so glad! I'm with Elisabeth on this one - voting is very important and not proving you are who you say you are with a picture ID before you vote is insane!
Oct 20th 2010 7:50PM I agree that they are old enough to do as they please. However, I think the problem is that they are posing as teenagers in the GQ pics - in school hallways, locker rooms, in school uniforms, etc. It's more the setting and costumes that make it a bit off - if they were doing the same poses in another place with different clothes there wouldn't be much of an issue.
Aug 5th 2010 4:01PM For Kat, my grandfather was one of 20 (all of whom grew to adulthood). There's an older lady in my town who has 17 children. Some women are able to have many children and if birth control is something you don't utilize (or use properly) you could have that many. I think that their kids seem polite, well-rounded, and loved. Their life would not be my choice - but it doesn't have to be. As long as they're caring for their children's needs and living within their means (they're debt-free), how many children they have is THEIR choice.