“I didn't say it was "disgusting", I said I was disgusted at the fact that the houses in these old men's neighborhood are barely five feet apart, and yet NO ONE, for THREE YEARS, even bothered to check on them.
Even the neighbor across the street said she "had a bad feeling" about them, and STILL she didn't check on them, even after picking one of them up off his front porch, and calling 9-1-1 for him.
And it's pretty damn sad if you live in a neighborhood like these men did, and don't know any of your "neighbors". My nearest neighbors are a half mile in one direction, and a quarter mile in the other direction, but we all "know" each other, and would know enough to at least CHECK on them, or they on us, if we suddenly didn't see each other out in our yards, or coming up to check their mail box(in front of our house at the end of the road), every day or every other day.
It is just a sad testament to how crappy our so called "civilization" has become.”
ConverseTheShort on Apr 10, 2014 at 14:53:29
“My neighbors are about as far apart, and we don't know any of them--nor do we want to. I sincerely don't understand why you'd even want to; simply because you live in the same area does *not* mean that you share the same beliefs, ideals and hopes for the future. I have my friends, they have theirs.
I absolutely could not stand the type of busybody neighbors who feels that they need to be overly friendly and up in everybody's business.”
“I know, right? And it's not even like the houses in this neighborhood are super far apart, either.
I looked at it on Google maps. . .I was so disgusted to see how close the neighbors really were to these old guys.
It's just wrong on so many levels.
And I'm sorry, but it seems to me that there would have been one hell of an aroma coming from that house as these men slowly decayed. You're not going to tell me NO ONE smelled that!”
ConverseTheShort on Apr 8, 2014 at 10:05:02
“Why is it 'disgusting?' I don't know any of my neighbors, and they don't know my family. I have my friends and social circles, they have theirs. This isn't an abnormal or unusual situation at all.”
“Won't he be "frustrated" once he sexually matures if he doesn't have a mate? I would think that that frustration would make him grumpy! I know it makes my hubby grumpy if we go too long without, well, you know. . . ;-)
IDK. . .I know it would be TOOOO tempting for me to try and do what you do. I'd have him with me all the time like a pet. He's just so dang cute! And black wolves have always been my favorite.
I really admire you guys for having the strength to keep them wild, or at least as wild as they can be. It breaks my heart to read of all the wolf kills out west. I don't understand all this wolf hate we have in this country. . .all over the world, really. I really think religion has done a lot of damage to the reputation of the wolf. . "hounds of hell" and all that craziness. The same as it has damaged the reputation of the black cat! I have six black cats, and I can tell you that they are JUST cats with black fur. . .LOL! No bad luck with our kitties!”
“If you got him neutered, wouldn't that also cut down on any chance that he might become aggressive?
I think what you are doing is wonderful, and I'd LOVE to be able to roll around and play with Loki like that!”
ChrisMadden988 on Mar 22, 2014 at 23:11:16
“It's possible, but we want to let him develop and mature naturally without messing with his biology. We want him to grow up intact, not to breed, but so that he can be himself. We won't really know how he'll turn out until he sexually matures around 2 years old, but we'll do the best we can, and worst case scenario, he'll have other wolves to keep him company and we'll limit our contact with him to feeding and necessary care. Though we do hope that he'll remain relatively friendly when it's tim for that transition :)”
“Thank you for saving Smooch.
As a rescuer myself, I know how hard it is to keep everyone fed, and properly vetted.
I am thankful that I have two wonderful veterinarians in my community who bend over backwards to help people with their pets.
So sorry that you've had such a bad experience.
The love you receive from Smooch will make it all worthwhile.”
“Yes, well, we still shouldn't have to expect to find all manner of garbage in the food we do not make "from scratch".
Sorry, but some of us have lives, and we don't have farms, or know how to grow wheat.
When we buy food, we should be able to expect that it is at least garbage free.”
captobvious1980 on Mar 25, 2014 at 14:16:02
“You would be surprised how easy it is to make stuff at home. You do not have to be Wolfgang Puck to make tasty foods. But if you do not know how to cook and don't have the time then yeah already made stuff is the way to go.”
Sarah Bonner on Mar 23, 2014 at 21:47:09
“You don't have to have a farm or grow wheat.
Even in the heart of an urban area, you can find people who do that for you and will sell it to you. It's no different than going to Walmart. The real question is whether or not you have the time to do the prep work to make a home-made soup -- doubtless you don't want to get up in the morning and get dinner started so it's ready in 8 to 9 hours.
But you're wrong that you can expect things to be garbage free. That is the very nature of what you are buying: you are paying someone cents on the dollar to mass-produce foodstuffs on an assembly line that is largely machine-controlled. What human interaction there is, is minimal. There are a LOT of surfaces involved, lots of different suppliers, tons of movement. There will always be things in your soup that you won't see -- feces, organ meat, cartilage, and most commonly, insect, rodent, and amphibian body parts as these animals enter factories looking for water, warmth, and food.”
MomKatPat on Mar 20, 2014 at 19:08:53
“I think the majority of us would be appalled if we knew what amount of insect parts per million, pus in milk and other nasty "additives" are allowed in our foods. The pus in milk thing got me so disgusted I haven't drank milk in over 10 years. Yuck!”
Feb 26, 2014 at 17:55:42
“I definitely agree about "Carrie".
That was probably the BEST movie adaptation of a Stephen King book ever made.
I hate the two re-boots. UGH!!!
It really doesn't get much creepier than Piper Laurie as Margaret White!”
Parade Keegan on Feb 26, 2014 at 18:10:02
“Indeed! Piper Laurie was evil incarnate. Sissy was sympathetic and pathetic, she played Carrie so well too.”
Feb 26, 2014 at 13:56:15
And no Cujo, either.
I wish Stephen King would just stick to writing the books, and keep his awesome story on the page, and OFF the big or small screen.”
Parade Keegan on Feb 26, 2014 at 14:17:22
“I agree with not doing a Cujo remake but Christine really does need one, the original was cheesy and the acting was awful IMO. Carrie never needed a remake either IMO, the original with Sissy Spacek was the best.”
Feb 26, 2014 at 13:54:47
“If you've ever read the Stand, you know that it is indeed an long, drawn out story, that needs to be told EXACTLY the way it was in the book, or, as is the case with that horrible "mini-series" made based on that story, it makes no sense whatsoever.
Hey, as long as he's keeping busy on all these other "projects", he'll leave The Talisman ALONE.
That is my favorite book of ALL TIME, and if he ever tries to make it into a movie, or a mini series, it will break my heart. There is NO WAY the story of The Talisman could ever be 'translated'(for lack of a better word) to screen-big or small.”
greenleaf9 on Feb 27, 2014 at 11:55:23
“I've never read "The Talisman," but now you've got my interest piqued. I'm going to have to check it out from the library. : )”
Samirah1368 on Feb 26, 2014 at 18:05:08
“Loved the Talisman. He wrote that with Peter Straub if I'm correct.”
Feb 26, 2014 at 05:13:53
“I'm so sorry for your loss.
Our youngest grandson died, in utero, 3 days before he was to be born via c-section.
He was 10 lbs. 8 ounces, and the state of Indiana would not do an autopsy because my step daughter and her husband are on medicaid. It would have cost them, and the family over $4000.00 to have one done.
We still don't understand why that beautiful little boy died.”
Renifer on Mar 1, 2014 at 04:30:31
“My wife had a miscarriage before giving birth to our son who is now a toddler.
During the delivery of our son, his oxygen levels went *way* down, and my wife was having trouble pushing. He came very close to not surviving.
I learned, much later, that anything that pinches the cord can suffocate a baby, and it can fold over on itself like a garden hose, and stop oxygen to his little body.
I don't know if that is what happened to your grandson, but I have learned that it's very common, and that's why so many babies survive childbirth that didn't before now, because they can deliver C section and rescue the baby in hospital. It's drastic, but it saves lives. I'm very sorry for your loss. You are not alone in grieving the loss of a child. I know that cold comfort, but there are many stories like yours, and ours.”
kuklamou on Feb 26, 2014 at 05:28:12
“I too am sorry for your loss of your grandson. Both are tragedies.”
“Come on now, Barry.
You know Google is "in league" with the Illuminati and the Reptilians, and that they routinely block and photo shop them there "satellite" images.
E'erbody who reads Prison Planet and Stormfront knows THAT!!
Geez-Get with the program, will ya?”
Feb 22, 2014 at 20:54:14
“There is only ONE race--the HUMAN race.
Everything else is just the amount of melanin in one's DNA, and the culture one was brought up in.
Seriously, there will never be peace on Earth until every person in the world understands that.”
htrae on Feb 22, 2014 at 21:11:10
“Why do you associate the word 'race' with skin color? So, people in China having predominantly narrower eyes than in other places is 'culture'? Or others having different hair texture, nose, ear wax, etc.?”
“Also, this was a clear case of the GOVERNOR of North Carolina PUNISHING this employee over his freedom of speech.
It seems to me that this employee needs to get a good ACLU lawyer, and sue the governor, and this Rich's "fine" foods store......”
SuburbanMalcontent on Feb 19, 2014 at 22:42:18
“No, this most absolutely was NOT a "clear case of the GOVERNOR of North Carolina PUNISHING this employee over his freedom of speech." It was a private company firing an employee for his treatment of a customer, who happened to be the governor. Look, I'm absolutely no fan of anybody on the right side of the political spectrum. I wouldn't vote for the GOP if their was a gun to my head. But there's nothing that drives me crazier than the ignorance of most Americans in regards to what the 1st Amendment protections entail, no matter what their political bent may be.
The first Amendment protects one from being forbidden to speak by the government. It does not prevent consequences of speech by a private party. In order for a private entity to be considered a government actor, they must have some connection to the state, ie a contract, receipt of taxpayer money, etc. So being fired by a restaurant, retailer, television channel, or radio station because of something you said is almost never a violation of one's freedom of speech.”
Addam Miller on Feb 18, 2014 at 18:24:29
“Had ANY customer complained about similar conduct I'm sure the same result would have occured.”