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Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 18:14:17 in Good News

“Hmm, I do not in fact think it's human nature to not want to put yourself in a bad light in front of friends or others. I think it's socialisation. I know people, and am myself honest about everything. If I feel I can't be honest, I simply stay mute, which brings me to the second point, Christina Yang. Although she may be a figment of a writer's imagination, I see myself in her over and over. I don't think she's cold, I think she's truthful and honest about herself, others around her and her motivations. She didn't leave anyone at the alter, she was left, and she completely committed to Owen, she just didn't commit to children, she told him that right from the start, he just chose to believe she would change her mind, which really annoyed me when he decided to blame her for that. I'm myself a commitment phobe, mostly because I know myself well enough to know by this point, that my responses to situations aren't usually the socially acceptable ones, and I've yet to meet a man that hasn't tried to make me "warmer". So she is indeed a realistic character, all they would have to do is change ethnicities and she could be me or my little cousin. Perhaps it might be better to say that you've never come across someone like her .”

ismithrice on Mar 23, 2014 at 08:41:58

“In Jan's case (at the beginning of this thread) not wanting to put oneself in a bad light is a defense mechanism used because she can't cope with the stressful event. Re: Yang.. if you recall the wedding day when her future mother in law had Yang's eyebrows plucked. Yang had serious doubts about marrying the man because he had a mother who was determined to have her own way - Yang had finally met her match when it comes to determination and she was rightfully worried/concerned about the marriage and the interference. Yang intentionally hung back from going to the altar because she couldn't tell the man she didn't want to marry him and he left on his own accord (in order to save face and to avoid a confrontation) simply because he knew the marriage was not going to happen. SHE was in an emotional turmoil and denial and that was her defense mechanism (watch her scream and tear at her dress, saying she couldn't breathe). I know you want to believe Yang is an honest and sincere woman but I feel there are times she can't be honest even to herself even though she appears to want to be and she lacks empathy to the nth degree!! lol... if I were to identify myself with any fictional character on tv it would be Anna Faris as Christy Plunkett on the comedy MOM - she just keeps on trying to get it all right. Take care!”
Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 11:09:49 in Good News

“Sheesh. Stalk much? If you didn't get his information before getting off the plane, chances are he just wasn't interested. Sometimes a good conversation is just a good conversation.”
Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Commented Mar 22, 2014 at 11:05:21 in Good News

“I did say, most women, I stand by my answer, I was thinking completely rationally when I responded. You have to admit that women are socialised to think differently than men, and women that approach situations logically and without the emotional component attached are considered odd. Think Christina Chang from Grey's, who everyone thinks is unpleasant and odd, because her decisions are largely made from a practicality standpoint. Strong emotions make people irrational, most women have strong emotions. Ergo...”

ismithrice on Mar 22, 2014 at 16:19:04

“Cleo, Cleo, Cleo... I love your name! That said :-) I so badly want to agree with you because you can be convincing but... guys will blame a woman leaving him on any reason that makes sense to him.. it isn't just women who do that. It's just plain, old human nature to not want to put yourself in a bad light in front of your friends and family. I say this because I've seen it happen way too many times. You know that no one wants to admit that "He/She just wasn't into you" so any excuse will do. It happened to my mother and we all knew what the deal was. Now, as far as Cristina Yang goes she is just a figment of a scriptwriter's wild imagination and as many people as I know I have to say I don't know of anyone who even remotely resembles Yang. She's way overboard, has a phobia regarding personal commitment even though she was supposed to marry and left him in the lurch and then she DID marry and STILL wouldn't commit and let's not overlook that she's a cold fish to everyone but her best buddy... she just isn't real so trying to use her in a comparison isn't realistic. Keep shining!!”
Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Woman Tweets To Find Man She Met On A Plane, Modern-Day Fairytale Unfolds

Commented Mar 21, 2014 at 22:21:11 in Good News

“You can't "steal" someone from another person, the idea is just ludicrous. Her husband left of his own nasty accord, and she chooses to lob the blame at the other woman, like most women do, because they're irrational creatures.”

ryanc514 on Mar 25, 2014 at 05:21:02

“Blaming the cheaters 'other,' is a coping mechanism that softens the blow of rejection by casting some of the blame off of their partner. Portraying their ex as a victim helps to further distance them from association with the dishonesty, having been themselves a victim of it.”

Jenna Borenstein on Mar 24, 2014 at 08:15:46

“Humans are in general irrational creatures. But I agree there is no stealing. If a grown ass person chooses not to honor their vows or commitments why is the onus on another person? I don't blame the women my husband cheated with. I blame him. Do I love them... nope... but I also now know he was a liar to me and was probably to them too.”

ismithrice on Mar 22, 2014 at 08:55:24

“I was good with your reply until you said "irrational" creatures. Cleo.. if you're a woman does that mean YOU are also irrational? Just weren't thinking clearly when you wrote that, huh?”
19-Year-Old Black Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' To Avoid Bullying And Stereotypes

19-Year-Old Black Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' To Avoid Bullying And Stereotypes

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 22:35:17 in Black Voices

“You're bloody ridiculous, you and every other person with this argument. Many other cultures give their children names that are patently unpronounceable by western standards. I have twin cousins named Shaneeza and Shaleeza. When people hear their names, it's automatically assumed that they're black. They aren't, they're full South-Asian Indian Muslim girls, and those are common South Asian Muslim names. When people figure that out, they automatically get a pass on the names and they suddenly become beautiful names. So crap like this only happens to names like these that are attached to actual black people, and it's bull. We live in a insidiously racist society and it creeps into everything, this article only serves to highlight that a real in-depth conversation on race and perception needs to take place in this country. You have no idea how many times I've walked into an interview with my Greek first name and German last name to be greeted with absolute shock.”
19-Year-Old Black Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' To Avoid Bullying And Stereotypes

19-Year-Old Black Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' To Avoid Bullying And Stereotypes

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 22:08:46 in Black Voices

“But their resumes don't get dropped in the discard bin because they're distinctly white names either do they?”
19-Year-Old Black Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' To Avoid Bullying And Stereotypes

19-Year-Old Black Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' To Avoid Bullying And Stereotypes

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 22:03:00 in Black Voices

“I promise you, when she gets to about 35 and realises that she let other people direct her decisions and disconnect her from her own name (because really, she feels disconnected from the name because racist fckwits loaded bad connotations onto it, if she lived in a more diverse area of the country her name wouldn't cause an eyeblink), she'll change it back and wonder if she had gone temporarily insane. She's 19 after all, everything is monumentally important at that age.”
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'I Am A Supporter Of The Minimum Wage Going Up'

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'I Am A Supporter Of The Minimum Wage Going Up'

Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 05:01:20 in Business

“No they don't, as an employee I can confirm that most people start at minimum wage, if you have a little bit more work experience coming in you'll get a little bit more. That being said the perks are good, if u work at a busy location the tips rock, if you're at a slower location they don't suck. Health insurance even if you work part time, an employee donation fund so that if you hit a hard spot yout don't wind up destitute, killer stock options and theres a buttload of discounts on just about everything through the company's discount program, just got a $1200 laptop for a little over half the price. Those things make up for the low starting wage.”
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Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show: Singer Stuns With All-Out Display

Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 20:32:27 in Entertainment

“Thank god I'm not the only one that saw that! I thought I was losing my hearing for a minute.”
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Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime Show: Singer Stuns With All-Out Display

Commented Feb 4, 2013 at 20:24:41 in Entertainment

“Nah, it sucked, if she sang a full four minutes of melody in the entire 14 minute performance, she sang a lot. Not to mention the parts where she was singing sounded weird and strained. Honestly the best part of the whole show for me was Kelly Rowland jumping out on that stage. And is it just me, or were Michelle and Kelly's mics turned waaaay down?”
Karlie Kloss Wears Native American Headdress At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS, POLL) (UPDATE)

Karlie Kloss Wears Native American Headdress At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS, POLL) (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 16:16:48 in Style

“And.......you had me until you veered into disgusting stereotype territory as actually representative of black culture (a joint and house shoes? Really?!) And Kente cloth is AFRICAN, not African American and even they misappropriate it and use it incorrectly, as the different patterns and colours have meaning. Let's be allies and not enemies, please. There's no need to drag each other through the mud to make our points. If I'm cognizant enough to know enough about Native culture to realise that a war bonnet on a white female model is incredibly offensive cultural appropriation, would it cost you too much to look up Kente cloth?”

Antonia Maria Belindo on Nov 12, 2012 at 13:34:07

“You're right. It's awful. So what makes the model dressed in a war bonnet any different? That's the point is that both misrepresentations are HORRIBLE. I did look up Kente cloth. It probably has no meaning to African Americans since it is African. So does leopard print have just as much meaning to our Native American culture? No. Either way, you don't get what I'm trying to say. Racism is racism. Misrepresentation of any culture is wrong and disgusting. However, you can get all up in arms about the comparison I made yet not get just as upset when there is a reflection of dehumanization towards my culture.”
Karlie Kloss Wears Native American Headdress At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS, POLL) (UPDATE)

Karlie Kloss Wears Native American Headdress At Victoria's Secret Fashion Show (PHOTOS, POLL) (UPDATE)

Commented Nov 11, 2012 at 15:48:22 in Style

“Do you understand what a war bonnet is? Do you even begin to fathom what it takes to EARN one? They aren't just given as door prizes you know, they have to be earned in accordance to each nations standards, they're coloured with meaning, and oh yeah, only worn by men, yell and rage about patriarchy all you want, but this is where you apply cultural relativism and NOT view it from the POV of your own culture. So to put a war bonnet on some bikini clad waif, is beyond insulting, and the fact that you would only find it offensive if someone where shoving dollar bills in her G-string speaks volumns as to the lack of respect most Americans have for other peoples culture and cultural practices. So no, it's not illegal, but it's pretty mind blowingly offensive and reinforces the seemingly wide spread belief in this country that minority cultures exist merely for caricature and to be appropriated, commodified and parodied by whites. A little bit of research into the purpose and significance of the war bonnet and this all could have been avoided, but you know, why would they do that? It's not like it matters to anyone important or anything. And please stop telling minorities what we should find offensive, THAT'S offensive and incredibly patronising.”
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Chinese Man Jian Feng 'Divorces And Sues Wife For Being Ugly, Before Plastic Surgery'

Commented Oct 31, 2012 at 15:50:22 in UK

“And, also that $120K that the judge awarded him, is the fee you have to pay the government if you want to have a second child. So there you go.”

DISGUSTED WITH COST on Oct 31, 2012 at 20:15:07

“Thanks for the info, you learn something every day.
Thanks again.”
Paul Ryan Sponsored Fetal Personhood Bill, Opposes Family Planning Funds

Paul Ryan Sponsored Fetal Personhood Bill, Opposes Family Planning Funds

Commented Aug 22, 2012 at 23:38:37 in Politics

“So in other words.....if you're anything other than a wealthy white male then?”

tuliprose on Aug 23, 2012 at 03:18:10

“don't forget straight, but yes, you got it!”
Eid ul-Fitr 2012 Muslims Celebrate Around The World (PHOTOS)

Eid ul-Fitr 2012 Muslims Celebrate Around The World (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 02:16:02 in Religion

“Ugh! This again. We speak out constantly, you choose not to hear it. We are this ages' Boogeymen, this has pretty much become crystal clear. Muslims could march, chant, sing to the high heavens 24/7, wear it emblazoned on a T-shirt and get it tattooed on our foreheads simultaneously that we don't condone terrorism, and you'd still not hear it because it wouldn't be conducive to your reality where you need someone or something to sit in opposition to or condemn. This go round it's our turn.”

smp276dp on Aug 20, 2012 at 09:09:24

“If we in the main stream don' see it I am sorry to say. You are not heard.
You are not heard. In the last dozen or so years. Who are you saying it to
each other? The boogeymen are those blowing up innocent women and children.
Not everyone is blaming the reilgion. We are smarter than that.”
Eid ul-Fitr 2012 Muslims Celebrate Around The World (PHOTOS)

Eid ul-Fitr 2012 Muslims Celebrate Around The World (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 20, 2012 at 01:54:21 in Religion

“Um, in non Western nations (like the US) the hyper masculinity that denotes "Manhood" is rarely present. In fact, on the streets of some countries, men can be seen walking down the street hand in hand and no one thinks they're gay. Imagine that --__--”
'Fringe' Final Season: Time Jump Planned And Showrunner Exits

'Fringe' Final Season: Time Jump Planned And Showrunner Exits

Commented Jun 22, 2012 at 04:02:32 in TV

“Dunno why, but I could never get into Farscape, but I'm there with you on the Trek, seriously, it's time, and this time I'd like it to be a little more thought through than Enterprise. Um, isn't Torchwood over? Have I missed a season? Dammit! Also Being Human (UK) will just be watching (maybe) that for Tom though. True Blood, Chris Meoni! YES!”
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'Hunger Games' Racist Tweets: Fans Upset Because Of Rue's Race

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 11:34:32 in Entertainment

“Just to be fair, Kristin Kreuk is not white, she's half Chinese (of Jamaican Chinese and Indonesian Chinese decent) and half Dutch and she does identify as Asian, she's also a second degree Canadian national Karate black belt champion and gymnast, which should have made the movie better, but..... she did however SUCK in the movie because she can't act her way out of a paper bag”
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'Hunger Games' Racist Tweets: Fans Upset Because Of Rue's Race

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 11:02:13 in Entertainment

“And actually the character of Ultimate Nick Fury was based on whole on Samuel L. Jackson, the writers have stated that over and over when people get up in arms, if you look at the comics the character is drawn as Samuel L. Jackson, there can be no confusion.”

Joyce A King on Mar 30, 2012 at 18:30:01

“I'm thinking of the original Nick Fury, who was white, debuted in 1963. That's who my mind goes to when I think of NIck Fury, as those were the comics I collected. Honestly, I didn't even know Marvel created a different reality. But regardless, I thought he worked well in the movie, and I like him, so it works for me.”
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'Hunger Games' Racist Tweets: Fans Upset Because Of Rue's Race

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 10:54:06 in Entertainment

“Keep doing what you're doing and I won't fear so much for the world my darker (still theoretical) offspring will inherit.”
Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

Just Because He Breathes: Learning to Truly Love Our Gay Son

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 16:50:02 in Gay Voices

“No, blame the parents. Religion is a thing with no substance, it doesn't breath, has no life, other than what we give it. Don't abdicate them of their responsibilities. There is such a thing as free will, there is such a thing as not being so bloody dogmatic that you can accept your child...as your child, and not shun him as your gay child because of your religious beliefs. Their son did not have to die, if they had chosen to see him as a living breathing person, rather than something to be fixed or something to be ashamed of. Speaking as someone born and raised in an extremely homophobic culture where the killing of someone even suspected of being gay is advocated and no justice will ever be gotten for someone who is guy, it is possible to think on your own. Did it never occur to these people that god created their son? Just not their god right?. I'm just so enraged by this article. I'm angry that this young man had to die because he was born to people who are sheep. But, I'm happy that they will forever have to live with this on their consciences, that they will forever second guess themselves and will live in self loathing till the day they die. I don't feel sorry for them, I guess I'm not that evolved.”
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Why the "Shit Girls Say" Meme is Sexist, Racist and Should End

Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 16:16:20 in Black Voices

“Or you could just say black people aren't a monolith and as such you can't speak for everyone.”
Google Plus: How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing?

Google Plus: How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing?

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 09:10:44 in Technology

“I like the circles and the video chat option. It'll be a very useful tool for my study groups, once it opens up to more people, hopefully soon, like before the semester starts.”
Google Plus: How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing?

Google Plus: How Fast Is Google's New Social Network Growing?

Commented Jul 28, 2011 at 08:42:00 in Technology

“The way that is is set up, most definitely. With the circles option you can create new circles other that the predetermined ones and post, have "huddle" chat/discussions with only the people from the circles that you choose. It's kinda rad.”
<em>Sharî'ah</em>: Between Two Popes

Sharî'ah: Between Two Popes

Commented Sep 6, 2010 at 15:46:51 in Religion

“Finally, some sanity amidst all the madness and Islamophobia.”
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