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Jan 24th 2011 7:24PM I'm happy for Oprah, but what keeps my attention more is the writer's assumption that two people can be REunited when they've never met.
Jan 10th 2011 6:23PM My initial reaction to this piece, once I knew that the skull was obtained legitimately, was that it doesn't matter how beautiful or expensive that diamond and platinum piece of work is, it can't even begin to compare to the value of that little one's life.
Aug 3rd 2010 9:48AM Whether fat or obese, people over their target weight are not necessarily stupid. What does this doctor think, that the person doesn't KNOW that his/her weight is a problem?
And while extra pounds are not typically desirable, they are better than frantic attempts at drastically losing them.
Chris does make a good point: if you're fat, you're fat. It is what it is, regardless of how we feel about it. Stigmatization is singularly uneffective at long-term weight management, especially since everyone is different and their reason for extra poundage are different.
Oct 9th 2009 8:20PM i would think that it would be an honor for our first green President...
Aug 20th 2009 11:31AM I think that the ad just demonstrates PETA's ignorance more than its insensitivity, well, and hypocrisy.
I have vegetarian friends who are very overweight; I have one very close vegan friend who quips, "Hey, potato chips and chocolate are vegetarian", not to mention pasta and all kinds of fattening foods.
In reference to the ad, PETA does not serve its mission well, perhaps indicating its need for some more flaxseed oil--because they're not getting their omega-3s in any "brain-food" (fish). On the one side of it, it will stir the sympathies of thinking people who realize the unkindness of the insinuation; on the other side, it will stir the darker, crueler instincts of those inclined to make fun of others--before they go eat their bacon cheeseburger!
Perhaps we need to start a chapter of PETH(uman)A.
Jul 23rd 2009 9:49AM This sounds like the nursing mother who always thinks the crying baby is hungry. Does any behavior by any individual come from outside his body, where the melanin is seen? No, it comes from within, where we all are the same color. Behavior is behavior, and people of color--I have a color, too--should not automatically assume that something is a race issue merely because of skin. There is no law against being a certain color; there are laws against certain behaviors, whether it be disorderly conduct or entering the country illegally.
I do concede that racism still exists but only in the minds of those who choose to consider it a valid basis of reference; I have observed that in our country more people of color are racist than those who are usually blamed for it.
However, I will say this: look at the crime statistics before you start judging a police officer's decision-making. Or even better, YOU be a police officer for a while and deal with someone who has obviously committed a crime but says that you are a racist for arresting him.
As far as President Obama is concerned in this situation, he should have stopped at, "I don't know all the facts" instead of going on and making comments that he is not qualified to make.
Jun 29th 2009 10:31AM I think that the market will determine whether A & F survives, but in the meantime I am more concerned about the employees, who have to stay in the loud environment. Is there some OSHA rule about that?
Feb 14th 2009 1:18PM I have seen lots of worse tattoos than this one, and just look at all the attention he has gotten. I didn't have the best of luck with our VW either though my daughter loves hers.
I agree with the tattoo artist that it is original, and it has nice clean lines. I have never thought ill of a tattoo except when it was, well, if it was really vulgar, but mostly if it is the same as everyone else's. Even then, if it were done skillfully, I didn't have too much reaction.
Actually this one makes me think deeper thoughts like "check engine...hmm, does he have heart trouble or something?" or something cloyingly sweet like, "this engine won't run without your luv" or even just a reminder to make sure that you check your engine in life to make sure that you are running properly, like having good habits, pursuing your goals, that your lines are clean and your tank is full, etc.
The idea that someone has a tattoo is usually a matter of personal history, and for someone to criticize it shows his own ignorance.
Aug 8th 2007 7:06AM i would agree in principle that there is a gender assignment to drinks, but it is more to FROZEN drinks than blended drinks. after all, as my dad told me when he took me to Hawaii, one must appease the volcano gods by toasting them with a mai tai. that sounds pretty macho to me. and on the little sea cruise we took they were pouring them out of pitchers to XXs and XYs alike. and God forbid if you ever called my husband a girlie-man for drinking one. but spiked slushies are definitely effeminate.
Aug 2nd 2007 6:49PM see what bothers me much more than flabby arms is that nasty typo in my last post--there it is for the world to see, and i can't fix it! let's just remember that beauty is fleeting and culturally relevant--in Polynesia the fatter the better--but health is an issue that is not related to fashion, unless of course your clothes are too tight and cut off circulation...