“This list sounds like a bunch of hipsters sitting around in a room going "gingerbread is SO overdone right?" "What's that that thing... with a bunch of weird spices in it? like black pepper?" "Weird?! YES! I LOVE that thing! I'm sure it is a thing that exists, we will find it and it will be one of our favorites" "This list is so wise. Oh we should make the number one thing something less pretentious because we're so earthy. Pass me another PBR wouldya?"”
Dec 3, 2013 at 09:47:56
“*le sigh* Once again... stupid should never be against the law. People should be able to say whatever asinine things come waltzing into their heads without retribution. Yes ideas can create revolutions but only if they can't be refuted with better ideas and if that is the case then the revolution is necessary.
One begins to wonder, however, if Bob Dylan's reputation for being "deep" is merely a product of nobody being able to understand him.”
ginadeoliveira2008 on Dec 3, 2013 at 13:11:48
“Only if you are unable to appreciate the discography and not capable to understand metaphors.”
lfkl on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:09:43
“You say so much with so few words and very eloquently I might add.”
“Why did I watch this? I'm crying my eyes out right now, those poor little things. We have a moral obligation as an enlightened and empathetic species to provide the best comfort to our fellow animals as we technically can while ensuring our own health and survival. We need to speed up the process of mass-producing meat in laboratories and leaving the animals out of the equation so cruelty won't be an issue.”
icanhazemail on Nov 23, 2013 at 00:25:32
“You're braver than I am, Kaila. I couldn't watch.
I'm sorry you saw that, but it is the glaring truth that we're all guilty of ignoring for far too long.
Donate to your local animal protection organizations (including those who save barnyard animals. "The Gentle Barn" in CA is just one of those wonderful havens)
Sign petitions, use your consumer clout, and just do what you can.
For those who choose to eat meat..you can still make a difference by buying it from your local butcher and thus not supporting these huge factory operations.”
Katchalater on Nov 23, 2013 at 00:10:51
“I didn't watch the video because I want to sleep tonight.”
“Huffpo always does this, they'll title an article something like: g"et the ultimate turkey recipe here" and then you click the link and it's more like "here's a thousand pretentious turkey recipes, enjoy!"”
“Those two are one of my favorite on screen couples of all time, the chemistry and eccentricity of the two was amazing.”
Dusti Shaginaw on Nov 18, 2013 at 09:09:40
“Malcom in the Middle always reminded me a LOT of my own family. Except that Malcom would be a girl. Hal being a good dude but supplicating a lot of the family dynamic to Lois and a lot of their exchanges and banters had me laughing so hard and it's because it makes me think of my parents.”
“OMG the big shredded wheat biscuits are the best food in the world! My grandfather used to make them for us for breakfast with fresh sliced peaches and milk. They just need a little sugar, it's so satisfying to pull them apart with your spoon and crunch down and get that juicy burst of milk that hides in all of the crevices.”
“I make an amazing guacamole with very few ingredients. I put in corn sauteed in butter and cumin until it just caramelizes, a little fresh cilantro, halved grape tomatoes and a good thick, sweet bbq sauce, it's amazing, it would be good with bacon added too”
“Eh I'm not worried about it. As long as I can get a place to live and meaningful employment without discrimination I'm happy. Personally I think... I mean come on, pageants clearly aren't intended for regular people, this isn't Miss Perfectly Average Girl in the Universe, this isn't a celebration of true femininity, it's for people who are exceptionally attractive, if anyone CAN compete then they should be able to, if an ingrown toenail can be considered hotter than Miss Universe by a panel of judges then it should be Miss Universe don't you think? If this contest were about amazing achievements in womanhood then the winner would be the middle aged woman with 3 healthy kids, two jobs, a sexually satisfied husband and stain free laundry”
“I'm so sorry, the world must seem so cold and cruel in your mind, haunted by ghosts, barking at shadows, suspecting the worst of everybody and finding conspiracy everywhere. Everybody has an equal opportunity to stand or fall in this country, you earn your failures the same as you earn your achievements... and it's beautiful.”
“These people are misunderstood. A man being in love with a man, wanting to build a life with him and possibly raise a family of adopted children... this is not harmful to society, this GREAT for society, but I used to be a member of the gay male community and I can tell you from experience that there is a deeply ingrained culture of sex obsession, it can be so intense that it makes people dysfunctional and that becomes a hazard to society, when you lower your standards in one area you lower them everywhere, this is the heart of degeneracy (this is one of the reasons I never dated or really had sex until after I transitioned).
The trick is to support the love between gay people without glorifying casual, emotionless sex and perversion. I think, as a member of the LGBT community, we have made amazing social strides, we are equal to our straight neighbors, and it's time for us to respect ourselves as much and hold ourselves to the same standards.”
vlucasjr on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:56:14
“Plenty of straight people also glorify casual emotionless sex.
Not sure why you bring "perversion" into the conversation. As a member of the LGBT community I don't understand you calling anything about LGBT sex a perversion.”
“You'd be surprised, but I'm not as worried about people walking around wearing a "racism costume" as I am about deep polarization from both sides. You tell a dirt poor white kid, struggling in the ghetto, that he needs to check his privilege and that he's personally responsible for every thing bad that has ever happened to any black person, and he's going to lash out eventually because he's going to sense that he's not being treated fairly. On the flip side if you tell a black kid that every problem he has ever had is a symptom of racism from white people, when he doesn't have money in his pocket, when people are rude to him... he's going to grow to hate white people. period. That's the reason I don't go for this "cis privilege" nonsense where people try to tell me that the reason I ever have any problems in life is because I'm trans and I'll never understand how amazing my life would be if I were cis like everybody else because they're living under this magical state of privilege that I wasn't born into. Everybody has problems and everybody has triumphs. We live in a meritocracy, people are responsible for their own fortunes.”
WYHKTai-Tai on Nov 9, 2013 at 23:41:14
“We don't live in a meritocracy. That is simply naive. True meritocracy is an ideal, a goal but it doesn't really exist anywhere because we are tainted faulty dum_'ol humans. Of course some countries and or societies have worked towards and have achieved a more level playing field than others, but it has never been nor will ever truly BE level. To deny this is not helping to level it.
Your two examples in this post are way over the top, if they exist anywhere, they are certainly not the norm. I think that's called a straw-man argument.”
InvisibleButAuthentic on Nov 8, 2013 at 11:51:38
“I might sort of be secretly in love with you after that post, Kaila.”
“This is exactly what I'm worried about and this is why I have recently made it my own personal duty to speak candidly about race, even when it's an unpopular opinion. From my perspective as a trans woman I may be white but I understand discrimination as well as anyone.
"Racism" will not be over in this country on the day that no black people ever feel even remotely slighted ever again. It will be over on the day that they have equal opportunities, and an equal chance at failure, when they can get bad customer service from a white person and chalk it up to the fact that everyone gets bad customer service sometimes, black or white, and when society recognizes that white people are not responsible for the actions of other white people, not even their ancestors. There are plenty of white people who are as poor as black people, even living next to them in the ghetto. "White privilege" is never so pronounced as it is in the mind of somebody who wants to feel victimized by it.
Refusing to talk about these issues is only going to fuel the fires of extremism. Europe has made it illegal to talk about and they've watched extremism grow by leaps and bounds.”
dessoftruth on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:42:32
“I really think it's mostly whites who don't like the term white privilege because I'm not sure they really understand what that means. There are tons of evidence that prove white privilege exists. As an example, if someone with a black perceived name sends in their resume and someone with a nonblack name sends their resume and they have the same background and experience and education, typically the white person will get the interview. To pretend this doesn't happen doesn't make it go away. Tim Wise is excellent at explaining this subject. I doubt it makes blacks hate whites but it is just one other thing that must be lived with. It doesn't matter if you don't refuse to talk about an issue as long as you refuse to acknowledge the reality of it. I've heard plenty of white people talk about tossing resumes with black sounding names in the trash. I've worked in corporate America for years, it could not be clearer when young white men are promoted over women and people of color so there is no doubt it exists as does male privilege.”
UnknownSolider on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:32:23
“Yes we should talk about them, but denying the obvious doesn't help maters either. White Male Privilege is real”
One Honest Opinion on Nov 8, 2013 at 10:04:41
“I am NOT worried about it. These guys make up an extremely small number on the fringe.
But your points about white people are well-taken. My ancestors first arrived here in the early 1900's - long after slavery, and they were so poor they could no afford to buy you lunch, let alone own a slave.”
“Considering all of these comments I guess personal testimony is what is relevant here, rather than statistics and common sense. Ok... well, the manager at my local CVS, a black woman, lives in fear of a large group of black teens who come into the store all at once, sweep the aisles and run out with a ton of merchandise, my mother was fired once from a family dollar because she confronted a black woman who was stuffing makeup inside of the clothes of her own children and walking out the door with it. I've caught my own neighbor, a black woman, going through my mail 3 times, she recently stole a 400 dollar check that was sent to me from my dad, I don't know how she intended to cash it...
Not all black people are thieves. Fine. Not all white people are out to get black people either.”
Yolanda Summers on Nov 8, 2013 at 02:28:52
“Stop being defensive about the issue and start acknowledging black people are still being unfairly treated!”
destock6 on Nov 8, 2013 at 00:39:10
“You're correct, not all black people are thieves and not all white people are out to get black people. Unfortunately those attitudes are still ingrained in our society and do not seem to be diminishing. Your response seems to be more indignant and defensive about the issue rather than acknowledging that it exists!”
“They didn't say it outright, but they are sure treating this case with kid gloves that would definitely not be reserved for any other kind of family with allegations of child abuse of this magnitude on their heads. It's a lot easier for them to let the children die then to deal with the frenzy that pulling a black child from it's mother would create. I don't know why she wants her children but she does want them and for that reason the state has no intentions of taking them away from her. It has broken my heart but I guess these are the times we're living in.”
“This is absolutely true. The last baby died right here. The investigators asked me a few questions and I answered them honestly but they weren't looking to prosecute. It was only afterwards that her aunt, who lives underneath me, told me about the other suspicious deaths.”
“The person who lives on the other side of the wall from me has killed three of her babies from neglect and abuse. She has another one now and it cries 24/7 while she and her boyfriend do nothing but scream at it. I've tried to call someone but none of the authorities want to get involved because she is black and they don't want to have to deal with charges of racism.”
Mh8 on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:52:29
“So they told you they didn't want to get involved because she is black? Yeh right.”
Theladymagic Gadsden on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:11:46
“you story does not have the ring of truth to it.
since never in the United States of America has it been an advantage to be a minority in anything criminal.
and if by any chance anything that you say is true,
° dial 911,°
the police will call in Child Protective Services, when they are summons by the police they come immediately. you don't even have to dial 911, you can send the police an email in most metropolitan cities.”
mykirbyroo on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:02:10
“Please, please keep reporting it to everybody - Child Protective Services, the police, the county sheriff, your councilman, the mayor - everybody you can possibly think of. You can save a child. Yes, YOU, all by yourself!!! Bless you, Kaila. You have a good heart.”
onebluebrick on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:25:11
“Go higher up the chain -- even to the governor's office and contact the newspapers. You WILL get action.”
QQMe on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:24:41
“I don't believe you. I have done similar and the proper authorities investigated and the persons involved eventually moved to avoid the reports on them. So who is the "someone" you have tried to call?”
vcrozas on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:15:33
“Knew someone that did that to her two year old . One day accidently slammed into her coming down the stairs and told her to stay out of my way I was going to treat her like she treated her child. Had called Welfare and Sheriff no one did anything. I threatened and intimidated her til she moved. Finally the husband left and took the baby with him....thank God. He left when she began beating on him. Sad Sad Sad”
hoosieradam on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:08:21
“If this is true, call not only the police, but the local news station. I bet they would love to get the scoop on a scandal and at the same time bring attention to the lack of competent people handling the case.”
Jaseman on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:05:07
“Well obviously we need to pour more money into social services that teach these people how to be good parents. Personally, I'm for sterilization.”
ivlichelle on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:00:21
“If this is true, you MUST keep fighting for this little baby. Please don't give up. Record the screaming as evidence. Document everything.
She never should have been allowed to keep babies #2 and #3 in the first place but #4 is clearly in danger.”
andvoodoo2 on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:57:55
“Keep telling people until someone listens and does something. It is a CRIME for a law enforcement or child welfare representative to fail to act on a report of child abuse. When you report it, ask for the person's name you spoke with. Document.
Trust me: It's easier than feeling guilty later for not acting.”
dmann32 on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:55:41
“Sorry but don't use this tragic story to assuage your own racist demons!
"none of the authorities want to get involved because she is black and they don't want to have to deal with charges of racism."
PUHLEASE!! The System has been FAILING Blacks more than Whites for CENTURIES! The System is failing again in the case you described but it ain't due to racism, at least no tin the way YOU are making it seem. It's the opposite:
They ignore your call BECAUSE she is Black NOT because they're 'afraid of being called racist'.
So your beef is 'You Black folks are always crying racism for everything . . .!"
Well you're full of it, you don't get to pass that sort of judgement on folks and furthermore keep your racist opinions to yourself!”
Crandidee on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:50:33
“OMG! Are you kidding? Call 911 a million times if you have to. Keep a log of your failed attempts and go to every local news station to get your voice heard. Please do not give up on this child, please. Go to your local government office and post your concern on every government door you can find, even the police dept. remain anonymous when necessary but blast this address! You will be inconvenienced by any media attention that folows but it may be the difference between life and dealth, or worse, torture, for that child.”
“Sorry, I don't see the moral dichotomy in wishing that an innocent mother and baby survive an attack and wishing that a sadistic murderer be put out of OUR misery. You would have to be completely oblivious to context, on a psychopathic scale, to make no distinction between the two.”
AlwaysLefty on Nov 6, 2013 at 00:24:01
“This is a vital point of fact: Mrs. Poole is alive (and I pray she makes a full recovery, as do you, I'm sure). Therefore, her attacker is NOT a murderer, sadistic or otherwise. Calling him a murderer when he has killed no one is really being oblivious to context.
Now, down to brass tacks. It is never okay to stab anyone, ever. Stabbing a pregnant woman days away from giving birth and whose military husband is serving overseas is terrible. No matter what, stabbing anyone is morally, ethically and legally wrong. I never, ever said or implied otherwise. What I did say was that in order for Mr. Moss, the alleged attacker, to be put to death, Mrs. Poole has to die as a result of the stabbing. That's a legal fact. I'm not a "psychopath" for believing that no one should be put to death for attempted murder, the charge against Moss, or for believing that every single human being has worth simply by being human. Generally we non-violent pacifists aren't called "psychopaths", so thanks for the LOLs. The bottom line of my 1st comment is still the same: if you want the attacker to die by the State, you must have the victim die by the attacker. Seems like a terrible choice because it IS a terrible choice. It's always better when no one dies.”
“It's easy to take half the calories out of all of these things... drop the bread. Eat the burger with a lettuce wrap, the same with tacos, order the burrito over a bed of lettuce instead of a tortilla, eat meat sauce over green beans....
Best low carb pizza crust ever:
use a lavash wrap, spread it out on a cookie sheet
blend a bunch of warm fresh cooked cauliflower together and squeeze all the water out with cheesecloth
add parmesan cheese and a touch of herbs and olive oil to the mix
spread it over the lavash
bake at a high heat until it starts to brown
spread with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings
put it back in the oven until it has all cooked together
the cauliflower makes it "bready" and the lavash keeps it all together and offers a crackly crust on the bottom, it's perfect”