“Congratulations on your new hip, Arianna. I have a beautiful metal resurfaced hip, but it has not stopped my donating. I am an avid backpacker (the hip's good for that says my surgeon) and am almost up to 35 gallons at the blood bank. Thank you for promoting this great cause.”
thebigbike on Oct 22, 2012 at 22:15:50
“DANG !! You are a one man blood bank by yourself! I thought my 8 gallons and 100 units of platelets was something a little out of the ordinary but my hat is off to you for sure!! And THANKS from EVERYBODY!!”
“I'm distressed by Mitt Romney and Deepak Chopra, both. I am unable to follow the alleged reasoning of either gentlemam.”
bullwinkle88 on Sep 15, 2012 at 02:57:11
“Deepak is saying that even in a free society, it is shameful to denigrate another religion. He is also saying that if the Muslims are so easily offended, it betrays a lack of faith in their own religion.
“All you need to do is look on the web site of any school district and the complete teacher's wage scale is usually published. I recently retired from a well paying school system and the maximum salary (masters degree, 90 hours of post degree courses and 20+ years experience) is about a tenth of the number you mention.
Remember, that is TV and you don't have the whole story. I expect there is some kind of nest egg, such as an inheritance, involved. Teachers are sometimes well paid, but never overpaid. That man is a hero and probably has to scrape by to make ends meet.”
“40,000 cubic feet per second for 6 million years is a lot of erosion. The reason it cut so deep is that the land rose, maintaining the steepness of the river and allowing it to cut deeper. If you've ever experiences a flash flood down a side canyon from a distance, you'd be convinced. Those have way less water than the main river and house-sized boulders bounce along like marbles. If you experience it from close up, you'd be smooshed by those boulders.”
“Amazon was very user-unfriendly last time I used it. An interrupted download cannot be restarted without help from customer service. I was downloading an album with 39 tracks and had to download each one individually. It works but it is a real pain.”