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Wendy Chandler, Alabama Mom, Furious Over 'Corporal Punishment Consent Form'

Wendy Chandler, Alabama Mom, Furious Over 'Corporal Punishment Consent Form'

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 15:26:50 in Parents

“I did some substitute teaching and I learned how to deal with the students on a better level. I let one student know that he was a ' very good' instigator. Even though this was high school, he had to ask what the word meant. When I told him, he was a bit surprised. The best thing is that he learned with the others why they needed to learn things in school. I used examples that were basic, but totally understandable by all in the class. They in turn taught me more about why they were they way they were. It is too bad that they do not teach those who teach to be more understanding about the way they teach as well as incorporating it into the future.”
Cute Kid Note Of The Day: Stating The Obvious

Cute Kid Note Of The Day: Stating The Obvious

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 17:13:14 in Parents

“Hey Pete, I tried that in calculus and it did not work with the teacher so I started the solution and then skipped the middle and had the end part, still was not acceptable. Would have thought the ability to know the answer after seeing the problem was all one needed. Finally decided that the problem was no one likes a person who can look at a problem and come up with the solution without doing any thing else. Nice to come across someone like you.....you made my day. PS, liked this kids answer.”
Surrogate Mother Left To Care For Biological Parents' Twins (VIDEO)

Surrogate Mother Left To Care For Biological Parents' Twins (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 08:54:54 in HuffPost Live 321

“Note that not everyone might want to adopt twins. The odds are that they would be separated. A surrogate has fertilized eggs placed into their uterus because there are women out there who are unable to carry babies to term. I feel sorry for the brother they may never know or get to meet. Also, does make you wonder if after they decided to have the third embryo aborted early on, they also had problems with the idea of twins and that started the decision to divorce. I hope down the road they regret their decision and that their children never want to meet the parents although I hope they would want to meet their brother if he isn't brainwashed against meeting them.”

Mjones2 on Aug 20, 2013 at 08:58:25

“"A surrogate has fertilized eggs placed into their uterus because there are women out there who are unable to carry babies to term."

Aww, how kind of them! And I'm sure them getting paid big bucks has nothing to do with it...”
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Abused kitten makes miraculous recovery

Commented Aug 5, 2013 at 02:42:26 in AOL

“Bless you for helping this little one get a chance to live. Several years ago, I got a call and ended up with a cat who was homeless and tried to keep warm under a car hood. Since it was December, I named him Christmas. Unfortunately, a large bird of prey got to him. I now have 2 black rescue cats (indoor only here in AZ, I realized) now that were abused even if was not considered in that light. They are my joy in life and the closest thing to a family that I have except for a huge number of distant cousins.. I see animal abuse, I report it. Abusers do not care about the outcome because they are sadistic. We will keep Vincent in our prayers.”
George Zimmerman speeding, pulled over with gun in car

George Zimmerman speeding, pulled over with gun in car

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 01:37:57 in AOL

“My question is 'what if the roles had been reversed'. If everything had been reversed and Trayvon and Zimmerman were in each other shoes as far as what has been described about what happened, I wonder what the outcome would have been like. What if Trayvon had been more clean cut and no tats, but perhaps had a gun for safety. What if Trayvon approached Zimmerman and asked him what he was doing out walking between houses taking a shortcut. Zimmerman did not follow the instructions given to him over the phone by the police. There are a lot of things I wonder about, but it does make one think why Zimmerman took it in his head to become the judge, jury, and executioner. Guess we will never know. If only he had done what he was told to and not confronted Trayvon, maybe the kid would still be alive. He might have been put into prison, but we will never know. Zimmerman and Trayvon are the only two persons who really know what happened out there and we heard one side of the story. But lets face it, it is harder to protect yourself against a gun than it is to deal with other weapons.”
Okinawa Battle Flag Returned To Japan After 68 Years

Okinawa Battle Flag Returned To Japan After 68 Years

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 01:14:48 in World

“I wish that those who commented had added info on whether THEY or a family member served and whether that individual returned after the war. My Father who was a paratrooper was KIA 24 March 1945 during Operation Varsity. I never knew him since I was born 3.5 weeks later. I would give anything to have had any personal item that belonged to him. My Mother remarried to provide a home and a few years later, my stepfather destroyed my Father's medals. My Paternal Grandmother blamed my Mother for everything so she would give no information or anything. It amazes me that people are upset because a vet made the decision to return an Okinawa battle flag to the family. I am proud to know that there are at least a few people who understand that War is Hell and to remember that no war is ever good.”

KIVPossum on Aug 1, 2013 at 06:02:52

“Sorry to hear that. My dad made it back from the Pacific”
Boston Police Announce 3 More Suspects In Custody In Marathon Bombings

Boston Police Announce 3 More Suspects In Custody In Marathon Bombings

Commented May 1, 2013 at 23:03:59 in Crime

“It is amazing how many people do not understand the terms aiding and abetting. If you hold something for someone, destroy or just get ride of something that ties a person to any type of crime no matter what it is, you are just as guilty. It is amazing that people do not think about what they are really doing when a 'friend' will ask them to do something just in case. Guess people need to learn to think first before acting and to consider what they are being asked to do. By not thinking, people ruin their lives, the lives of their family members and also friends. STOP, THINK FIRST and answer the 5 Ws. WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY. If you get one hinkey thought. Something is NOT right!”

usa12 on May 1, 2013 at 23:37:10

“In the Soviet time during Stalin’ dictatorship, it was enough to pick up a phone and accuse anyone in anything you wish…..- and in five minutes, black KGB car will show up, people in black will pull the innocent and shoot to his head without a trial. Therefore, the unfaithfulness to a fried is the worst thing perceived by people living in the former soviet nations. Just some insights why these two Kazachstanians did what they did.”

Keepalowprofile on May 1, 2013 at 23:34:42

“These 3 bumble heads took it upon themselves to take items and get rid of them.”
Culhane's Irish Pub Barred From Flying Ireland's National Flag

Culhane's Irish Pub Barred From Flying Ireland's National Flag

Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 04:06:47 in Small Business

“Snowbirds and retirees......we get them from everywhere here in AZ.....we have a couple that fly both the US Flag and their native Canadian flags, have not really noted if they are at the same level of what. If the display is the problem, get it corrected and go from there. I could understand if they only flew the Irish flag. Heck when I was working at a VA Medical Center, an employee complained about the staff Christmas Party. It was renamed the Holiday Party. They also stopped the caroling of and actual Christmas Carols that had any religious content. At least since the complainer was an employee, we could still carol for the patients at the Veterans Home with no problem. I can see the future.....no religious holidays, no special days to honor our country, and no days to honor special people like we have now. I see everything going over to the masses......those from Mexico who have come over illegally, those from war torn countries that have been 'relocated' to the US......pretty soon, the American will be replaced by US or non US citizen.”
Brianna Priddy, Applebee's Waitress, Serves Customer Using Her Stolen Driver's License (VIDEO)

Brianna Priddy, Applebee's Waitress, Serves Customer Using Her Stolen Driver's License (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 6, 2013 at 23:07:46 in Weird News

“1. my license picture does not look exctly like me because of weight loss and no glasses
2. let's face it, there are people out thre who are not that smart
3. had blood drawn today and they wanted a debit or credit card so that if there was a charge incurred they could process it without billing me, seems for some of the people, recent 'mergers' of insurance carriers are causing a co-pay due to the way their plan works, I knew my plan and when I said something, I did not have to provide the info
4. there are people who are going to try and get things at no cost to themselves and they could care less, good businesses understand and work with you so if the waitress was fired, I would hate to be Applebees”

wtolsma on Mar 6, 2013 at 23:52:56

“Yup, some pictures do not look the same as the person sometimes after 2 years, this could have been one of those times. I sometimes use to look at mine and think boy do I look different now. A hair cut or change of hair style can change alot how you look. LOL”

halogrly on Mar 6, 2013 at 23:34:09

“Wow, I read your post more than once and still cannot figure out your thesis, as it is not coherent or grammatically correct! 1. Your license does not look like you. 2. People are not smart (is this saying if someone had stolen your license or if you were trying to use a stolen license yourself? 3. You gave blood today and did not provide debit card info, even though you were requested?4. Why would the waitress be fired? Are you saying she was not telling the truth?

I am so confused!”
Tina Santoro Asmar Claims Planet Fitness Revoked Her Membership For Talking On Her Cell Phone

Tina Santoro Asmar Claims Planet Fitness Revoked Her Membership For Talking On Her Cell Phone

Commented Mar 5, 2013 at 01:32:19 in Business

“There are people who think that posted items do not apply to them. I do not care where they are, it is rude and I really do not want to hear your conversation. Rudeness is all around. At a lot of medical offices they request no cell phone usage, but some people apparently cannot read. If needed, put phone on silent mode and check for any calls or msgs when you are done driving, working out in a public gym, dining out, etc. If expecting an important call, put on vibrate then go out away from others to do a call back. Posted rules are there for a reason, if you do not understand them askquestions.”
Man Commits Crime To Get Surgery In Prison

Man Commits Crime To Get Surgery In Prison

Commented Mar 1, 2013 at 08:51:30 in Crime

“In AZ, youths (whose families do not have health care insurance) commit crimes that put them into the juvenille correction system and they are put into the position of getting medical care including surgery which is paid for by the state. I had a stepfather who was a physician in the system which is why I know that this happens. The bottom line though is that these kids who commit crimes to get free medical care somehow end up in and out of the system because they know that within the prison system, they get it better than being out on the streets.”
Tina Alberson Admits She Withheld Water From Stepson Jonathan James, Who Died From Dehydration

Tina Alberson Admits She Withheld Water From Stepson Jonathan James, Who Died From Dehydration

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 05:07:38 in Crime

“I grew up before a lot of laws were passed. We could pray in school and all our classrooms had an American flag in them. In those times, an adoptive parent was hardly ever referred to that way, after WWII was over, women remarried to be able to take care of their children because unless you had lots of family close, it was hard to raise a child and support you and any children. People recovering from WWII for the most part, worked hard to keep things together. CA sealed all adoption records and if one wants a copy of their original birth certificate, it takes at least 6 months. The only reason I was able to take back my birth name was that the DVA had a copy of the original birth cert and the fed gov said okay. They gave me a copy a couple of years age to enable me to get a passport in a timely manner. Even if you cannot see it, things are finitely changed.”

stormsportal on Jan 18, 2013 at 06:39:10

“Privacy laws I guess you are referring to. I guess I was around 57 when I need a copy of my birth certificate to get my passport for a move to Bulgaria. Thanks to the internet, I could do it, but only after answering a lot of questions to verify my identity through a security company who had all my old info. My birth certificate arrived in a week and my passport in a week and a half. Finitely changed... is that to mean it is better? Or worse?
Both have advantages as well as disadvantages don't you think?”
Tina Alberson Admits She Withheld Water From Stepson Jonathan James, Who Died From Dehydration

Tina Alberson Admits She Withheld Water From Stepson Jonathan James, Who Died From Dehydration

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 04:03:56 in Crime

“You are so right, my stepfather used the buckle end of a belt until my mother caught him and she hit the roof. Does make one wonder how these people were really raised.”

Alienwitch on Jan 18, 2013 at 05:07:38

“I grew up before a lot of laws were passed. We could pray in school and all our classrooms had an American flag in them. In those times, an adoptive parent was hardly ever referred to that way, after WWII was over, women remarried to be able to take care of their children because unless you had lots of family close, it was hard to raise a child and support you and any children. People recovering from WWII for the most part, worked hard to keep things together. CA sealed all adoption records and if one wants a copy of their original birth certificate, it takes at least 6 months. The only reason I was able to take back my birth name was that the DVA had a copy of the original birth cert and the fed gov said okay. They gave me a copy a couple of years age to enable me to get a passport in a timely manner. Even if you cannot see it, things are finitely changed.”

blazon325 on Jan 18, 2013 at 04:21:21

“Step parents have now rights by law to discipline step children, its up to the childs real mother or father to discipline them. Any step parent can be charge with assult and battery and throw in jail.”
Tina Alberson Admits She Withheld Water From Stepson Jonathan James, Who Died From Dehydration

Tina Alberson Admits She Withheld Water From Stepson Jonathan James, Who Died From Dehydration

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 03:59:39 in Crime

“To bad the same punishment cannot be meted out to the stepmother. I could not have children and because other things, we ended up not adopting which I regret. Children are precious and should not be treated as though they are nothing. It will never cease to amaze me as to what people do unto others, especially children, the elderly, those unable to care for themselves, and even animals. In the days when you cost someone their life, you paid for it with your own. You did not get a place to sleep, clothing, food, shelter, other amenities, and medical care for free with the only thing being you are locked away.”
Gene Rosen, Sandy Hook Hero, Harassed By Conspiracy Theorists Who Claim He's An Actor

Gene Rosen, Sandy Hook Hero, Harassed By Conspiracy Theorists Who Claim He's An Actor

Commented Jan 16, 2013 at 05:04:17 in Crime

“Over the years, I have learned that there are people who are not good at talking to the media and they come across horribly. I had the chance to be an extra in a film (film noir gendre) and I was with the top well known cast members. My greatest remembrance is just meeting and talking to them. If I had had any lines to say, I guarantee I would have been replaced. Over the years, I have taught in classrooms and all I remember is trying to keep myself steady and make it to the end. I can speak to a large group without yelling or using a microphone which to me is terrifying. If any of you are so perfect that you could speak to the media and do it without making errors like no tears, nerves showing, etc., good luck. BTW, guess the ones determining that this guy is faking everything are either psychiatrists or paschologists.”
Newtown Lawsuit: Lawyer For School Shooting Survivor Says $100 Million Claim Is About Security

Newtown Lawsuit: Lawyer For School Shooting Survivor Says $100 Million Claim Is About Security

Commented Dec 29, 2012 at 22:15:21 in Crime

“The love of/for money is the root of evil. A child who is only 6 is not the one who made the decision to sue the state. It will never cease to amaze me about what drives people. I think there are better ways to go about looking for a better way to safeguard schools other then suing the state.”
Golden Eagle Snatches Child: Memes And Twitter Reactions Sparked By Video (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

Golden Eagle Snatches Child: Memes And Twitter Reactions Sparked By Video (EXPLICIT LANGUAGE)

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 22:26:02 in Green

“If you thought this video was funny, think of how you would feel if someone did a video showing you doing something unacceptable and put it on the tube. I do not care what the subject matter is, a fake video is not justifiable. People and animals are living beings and why people want to create a video to show one of these beings as evil will never cease to amaze me. Get a life.”
McDonald's Christmas Memo Suggests More Workers May Clock In On Holiday

McDonald's Christmas Memo Suggests More Workers May Clock In On Holiday

Commented Dec 19, 2012 at 22:12:45 in Business

“I am now disabled/retired. Even though I was usually not required to work on holidays, I often did because of no children and very little family near by. I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT and did that most holidays. Now with no close family left, I am on my own for holidays unless some of the people I know ask me to join them....however if their families are around, there is usually no invite. I have my 2 black cats and we cuddle up together. I know a place that will be open on Christmas and I will probably go there to eat as I know most of the staff and at least I will be seeing people I know. I do not do much cooking since it has gotten a bit difficult for me to do. If anyone can name a day when noone is working whether voluntary or required, please let me know. Try to appreciate what you have and be thankful.”
huffingtonpost entry

Photograph Of Little Boy Wearing Pink Shoes To Preschool Sparks Heated Blogosphere Debate

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 22:16:40 in Gay Voices

“I was a bit of a tomboy and since the only 2 girls my age were only children and they were usually not around to play. In my day, girls could not wear pants to school. In college in So. Dakota, pants could be worn to the campus under a dress or skirt but had to be taken off upon reaching the campus. I never fit in that well since I preferred pants to skirts and dresses. I preferred blue or black as colors. Go figure. It is a sad world when children like someting because of what the see and for no other reason. I am much older now and my favorite thongs to wear are jeans, both long and short. I have one dress and one long and one short skirt. So what does that make me. Get a life...........geez just think next year the zebra may not be his favorite animal. I have two black cats, does that make me a witch?”

applepie60 on Dec 18, 2012 at 23:28:20

“;-) cracking up... I have two black cats... does that make me a witch? lololololololololo that is funny”
Wedding Dress Bride Stored For 26 Years Is Not Hers

Wedding Dress Bride Stored For 26 Years Is Not Hers

Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 19:26:08 in Weddings

“$$$ the cost of a bridal dress that is worn once and then stored until (ad of course if) who alo a daughter, maybe a granddaughter comes along to wear the dress when they get married. The only people who really get anything out of this are the ones who designed and/or sold the dress. The fact that the wrong dress was in the box says something.....like who lost their dress and never noticed it. Hey, an expensive wedding does not guarantee a good marriage. Spend money wisely In this economy it makes more sense. My mother made my dress and catered the reception. I will always have that memory. I could not have kids so at least I did not have a dress that cost $$$ to worry about.”

usthatswho1 on Dec 11, 2012 at 19:59:18

“I'm sure you wouldn't know but part of the service is to have it packed in an air tight chest so it is not exposed to moths, vermin, or the yellowing affects of air. Why would someone think to open it when it was just sealed? And, hey, a homemade dress does not guarantee a good marriage either. One should spend money wisely in ANY economy but if this is important to them and it is something they can afford or budget for then go for it! I have been married for 28 years and it was worth every dime we spent on it. And yes, my daughter wore my dress when she married. If my granddaughter wants to wear the dress, it is there for her (we checked it out before having it sealed).”

dgcajun101 on Dec 11, 2012 at 19:54:49

“yuup, unless several others get some use out of it it is money down the drain!! this is like a friend of mine's wife had no idea of what it took to get the money that she spent like water. she bought a really fancy dress for the baby girl--about 11 mo's at the time for a beauty pagent. she wore it once and it was given away. cost--100.00. what a waste, especially since it cause them to be over drawn!!!”
Kate Middleton's Hospital Nurse Found Dead In London Days After Being Duped By Prank Callers

Kate Middleton's Hospital Nurse Found Dead In London Days After Being Duped By Prank Callers

Commented Dec 9, 2012 at 02:19:10 in Style

“When a person gets put into a situation where they feel they were used and humiliated, they will react. Granted the pranksters did not fully appear to consider the possible outcomes. In the medical profession confidentuality is a big thing. To realize you were duped into revealing private information is a big deal. A peron can feel violated because of it. While I may not condone what she did, I can understand. She in English and I believe she was reactingto a combination of what occurred and her part in it. The persons intiating te prank should have their jobs taken away.”

Razpooten on Dec 9, 2012 at 23:48:27

“I concur with your conclusion.”
Prince McLeod Rams Death Raises Questions In Joaquin Rams, Shawn K. Mason Cases

Prince McLeod Rams Death Raises Questions In Joaquin Rams, Shawn K. Mason Cases

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 05:36:37 in Crime

“There are great judges, good judges, lousy judges, and judges that need to be prosecuted for the actions they take. And people wonder why some crimes might not be reported. Years ago my stepfather abused me, my one half sister about 2 years younger, would have stood up for her father becase she hated me because of the fact that being a WWII orphan, I was getting some funds. His idea of punisnment was to spank the bare bottom with the buckle end of a belt. Also because I was not his biological daughter, sexual abuse followed. In the 1950s it was rough, and things have not really gotten better.”
Monkey Killed At Zoo Boise During Break-In

Monkey Killed At Zoo Boise During Break-In

Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 18:28:04 in Crime

“If there is enough outrage and they catch the 2 individuals, there is a chance they will not get just a slap on the wrist. Was also wondering if it was possibly a frat prank gone wrong or just 2 people who were just plain stupid. Too bad that the syaing 'let the punishment fit the crime' cannot be mandated. The malicous things done by humans to animals is unbelievable. One kid poured lighter fluid on the family dog and set it on fire. In another case, a new, tiny dog left for just a few moments wandered into a neighbors yard and was shot twice because the dog was not on a leash (according to law) and did not belong in his yard. Civilization has not gotten very far it seems. Cruelty is an everyday event. Wonder how much longer this planet will be in existance at the rate it is going.”
huffingtonpost entry

Medicaid Expansion To Poorest Southerners Denied By Republicans

Commented Nov 9, 2012 at 22:24:52 in Business

“If you are a citizen of Mexico, pregnant and close to term, get thyself across the border and any child (children) delivered in a hospital in the USA makes the newborn(es) citizens. Of course not being old enough to stay here on their own, find others with whom you can get shelter, because you have no money, the child(ren) qualify for medical assistance and the mother and anyone else who can get involve (even if here illegally) get free medical. free food, subsistance to be able to live here, etc, And then peopke wonder why the system is broke. /if US citizens travel abroad, they have to pay for medical services. Gee, an open door policy that costs more and more...”
Latino Voters In Election 2012 Help Sweep Obama To Reelection

Latino Voters In Election 2012 Help Sweep Obama To Reelection

Commented Nov 7, 2012 at 14:00:40 in Politics

“I appologize to the person I offended by apparently not mentioning the problem native americans had with those who came here. Of course those individuals who came here to escape persecution should have known better. If you are native american I appologize for those who came here. Guess they should have been turned away and forced to perish at sea. BTW if you are native american, hope you are helping support your people who are in need of help, but are ignored when compared to the help illegals from south of the border.”
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