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Jun 9th 2011 5:57PM The one negative comment I agree with is the photo showing two guys when this is a school for girls. The rest are completely either off the mark or mean spirited.
The POINT, dear hateful ones, is to help get these girls an education and in the process learn about responsibiity among other things. They have had a high graduation rate and an incrediblle number go on to college, One grad is now a medical doctor. Whether we like it or not, teen pregnancy is not going away any time soon. Males are involved in that but never in the responsibility later. This has not changed through the ages. Meanwhile, it is terrilbly difficult to finiish high school with the responsibility of a baby/toddler to care for. Many young girls end up in poverty, uneducated, on the dole, or in impossible situations withless than minimum wage jobs and child care needs. The POINT, dear hateful ones, is to help them rise out of their circumstances and become productive citizens. Surely you can't find in that something to disparage. Oh, I forgot, haters hate for the sake of hating like,. oh, let me think, FANATICAL TERRORISTS LOVE TO HATE.
Jan 6th 2011 8:19AM And Steven your point is....? Who is it you think needs forgiveness other than everyone? Fr Cutie? More than the rest?
Jan 6th 2011 8:12AM He is right on all counts. The church has a history of no celibacy going back through the centuries and continues to make sex such a huge sin. Funny how they make marriage a Sacrament and then forbid it to priests, and put all kinds of bedroom restrictions on it. The early church had no such hangups and there is documented history of popes in other centuries who were far from celibate despite the church. I suggest googling Lucretia Borgia. That will bring all kinds of salacious links. I hope Fr Cutie finds peace but I long gave up on the church that vilified him while brooking all manner of perversions or at least non celibates who remained. And yes, many have died of AIDS and the faithful is told they died of brain tumors or whatever. Very sad. Destroyed my love of the church and my innocent childhood memories of it which were beautiful.
May 22nd 2010 10:09AM I'm sorry, but who wears hats anymore, I mean, at all, except for British Royalty who look stuck on the forties? Don't own a hat, do not want to own a hat. Maybe if I lived up north and needed warmth in the winter. Otherwise, hair styles these days do not go with hats unless you are very long and have long, straight hair which is so plain it needs something and a hat cannot mess it up as there is not style to begin with, Hats? Nah
Oct 18th 2009 8:06PM Evelyn was dumb to bring it up, but dumber to stay if you slapped her.
I would be OUTA THERE and PRESSING CHARGES.
The worst date I had was sitting across from this guy who regaled me about his migraines or something until I pretended to have one and asked to go home, Then he came over later to check on me. I am a softee and didn;t want to hurt him but I lied about my phone number, told him it was changed, gave him a fake one. That was wrong. I should have just said thanks and so long.
Sep 4th 2009 6:18PM I am horrified, and wonder why on earth there are those who do not believe this. Denial is always a good mechanism. I am not crazy about vegies, and I don't eat much red meat, but now I will stick with cheese. Please don't tell me cows who produce the milk that make the cheese are mistreated.
I have eaten my last chicken and egg. Done! And no, this is not Peta. This is accepted practice. There is nothing humane about it.
When I was a kid, we called roosters Fryers, and hens were baked. Someone said it was because roosters were less fleshy than hens I lived in the city, but at the time I had bantam chickens as pets, five hens and a rooster. They had a coop, and they came down in the yard every day, No one would use them for meals. My neighbor used to buy live chickens and wring their necks in the back yard. I was always horrified when he did that. Humans are omniverous, and it is normal since hunter/gatherers to eat meat, but it bothers me still.
Jul 29th 2009 8:09PM This poor soul had a sickness in the head besides in her body. As for me, I will have to work until I drop, Some of us cannot retire.. ever! Lucky, those with good luck AND business acumen that help them to be able to retire and enjoy it., Plenty can screw it up like a long illness of a spouse that saps away savings and chance to save, or illness so that retirement is just disabled time, either caring for a sick spouse or being disabled oneself. Guess I will never understand those who gamble. I have better uses for my money.
Jul 26th 2009 6:24PM Yes, many LPN.LVN nurses are excellent. Yes, it is true that diploma programs are better to clinically prepare nurses for the real thing, but are there any of those left? I have worked with new grads of two and four year degree programs who were lost with the hands-on experience. The negative of diploma programs is there is no associate or bachelor degree with them,but colleges do have programs for diploma grads to get their bachelors. There are also programs for LPN/LVN levels to get their RNs. Here you need algebra, anatomy and physiology, chemistry, microbiology, English, and a couple of other courses as pre-requisites before moving into the upper phase. I have noticed where I work they do not differentiate in hiring or in salary between associate degress, bachelors, or masters. These latter may help if you want to move into administration. Specialization makes a huge difference All nursing is specialized now. Don't forget the boomers are aging up. Real shortage or not, as that happens, there WILL be a shortage. The shortage of instructors is due to colleges not paying them well, at least that is one cause.
Jun 15th 2009 6:55PM Of course Cheney would LOVE to see himself proven right, at least in so far as he predicts another attack. In point of fact, we can and probably will be attacked again, It happened while Cheney was in office, didn't it? And he and Bush et al ignored the warnings. Cheney is looking for ways to yammer his way out of the misery he and his cohorts caused,the false and Sheney would be crowing about another attack. I for ohe did not vote for the duo either time, and was convinced from the time they started they sabor rattling about Iraq they were setting us up for a mess. Dang, it feels good to be right! That is why Cheney is trying to LOOK right now. Wish he would go away. He is not needed. Period. Dick, to home and be quiet.
Jun 10th 2009 7:50AM . As a medical person, I can say unequivocally that young girl should have been./ MUST have been under close medical supervision, Her heart was extremely abnormal. No way should she have been, as reported, involved in regular teen activities. Such things as a future for her, like pregnancy would have doubtlessly been certain death for her, all factor in. Her parents and her doctors were aware of how compromised she was. Twelve hours with a fake baby was coincidental to her demise. What is missing from this whole account is what medications was she taking, what kind of medical supervision she had. And no, all the crazies that attack the British Healthcare System, no way was she not accorded adequate medical care. That condition was known at birth and was a time bomb. It is not surgically correctable even with most modern advances, at least not without overwhelming risk. Had it been an option, it would have been done when she was an infant.