“I think these costumes are completely offensive but what really angers me about this story is the fact that the 9/11 victim's family member things she has the right to go and demand an apology from them through their SCHOOL.
Inspite of what some people believe a job or school (I consider school a job for students anyways) does not OWN a person. They have no right to dictate what a person does off the job if the job is not involved in public relations of some sort. Everytime I see a story like this come up, somewhere in the story someone always says that they are going to bring it up to an employer or a school.
I consider this action as wrong as a creditor calling someone's work. There are laws against that for a reason!!
If the government isn't allowed to keep someone in check to this length then I sure as hell wouldn't want someone else to suddenly have that right. I can at least help in firing the government offical by voting against them.
It chills me that so many people are completely OKAY with underminding someone right to freedom of expression. I know they're wrong but they should have the right to be wrong without risking their future because of someone elses opinion or outrage.”
“You know it's kinda sad that the 'actresses' for this red carpet event are more dressed then the girls at the actual professional acting awards. Of coarse the people that actually follow this type of stuff know what they look like without I guess. And what's the deal with all the tatoos. Are they dealing with alot of men who need a connect the number chart or something? Geez.. too much of it isn't attractive at all girls!”
“If they really wanted to show how people look without 'touchups' they should have had them neglect shaving the arms and legs for a few weeks.”
Libby123 on Jan 16, 2013 at 23:56:33
“Especially given that the artist covered the models with marble dust to even out skin tones, I'm inclined to think that the artist's focus was on shape versus color or texture. Michelangelo Buonarotti didn't etch hair on his sculptures' legs (except forbsatyr/faun, and hair was kind of the point there.)”
“Cops probably had a system to deal with drunks that night. Pick up the really bad ones and put them in jail as quickly as possible and then get back out on the streets to pick up some more. Probably alot easier then waiting around for cabs for every single solitary drunk out that night. If you notice he didn't even get charged with anything. He probably just got caught in a net.”
“I think there is alot unsaid in the case but if a judge seriously believes that the parents are Waaaay out of line enough to issue a restraining order then there probably is some major reasons we're not hearing or being glossed over in this story. No matter if you want to or not you can't baby a 21 year old if they don't want it.”
MAH999 on Dec 28, 2012 at 20:06:18
“Isn't there plenty in this article to indicate that the parents have gone way over the top? If the school administration has gotten involved and made sure she had a scholarship so she could keep going? 21 is way too long for their kind of nonsense.”
notatowniegirl on Dec 28, 2012 at 17:40:03
“Follow the links in the story. If a man was doing to her what her parents did, he'd be in jail right now and looking at 10-15.”
vagnar on Dec 28, 2012 at 17:37:16
“"No matter if you want to or not you can't baby a 21 year old if they don't want it."
“The 'Today Show' has become entirely too superficial. They have a segment on clothes and the 'budget' stuff is $50-$90 range. The most expensive stuff I buy is a pair of bluejeans at maybe $25. They're out of touch with day to day people. Who cares what's on broadway? It concerns people maybe once a year if that but they have segments talking about new upcoming shows regularly. They talk to actors from this movie and that movie and the actors say the same things over and over and over. It's unintresting. They harp on newstories for months. Like the thing with the Ramsey girl that died a decade ago... they still bring her up when the date she died comes around and talk for days about it. It was one little girl... kids are killed daily... why not report them? Don't even get me started on the 2 week long 9/11 coverage (at least) that happens every solitary year.
They need to look at what they're doing on a daily basis and cut out alot of the formula stuff that's become stale.”
“Am I the only one whose thinks this might be a highschool type situation where someone stole someone elses boyfriend and they're lashing out with immature signs? It just feels like a 'woman scorn' type thing considering one of the signs was found in the girl's restroom.”
Jillibeans Ammerman on Nov 30, 2012 at 00:26:12
“Ahhhh true true. Well then why is it directed at all? And not one? Either way it's just sad. I was just really hoping it wasn't really a full racist thing. Kind of was really hoping we were beyond all that. I just hope they get to the bottom of it and find out who did it and expell them. I couldn't imagine, must have been so disturbing. :0( making the safety of your school feel unsafe like that. Not even for race, but gender, too. Praying they all stay strong”
“Bashing the guy isn't right people. I understand where he's coming from. I have slight case of Dyslexia and some serious ADD issues. I didn't read a (real\chapter) book till I was in 8th grade. The problem was I just wasn't entertained by what I was attempting to read before that and if you have an problem like Dyslexia it really is a pain to plow through a boring or annoying story. Considering the article mentions that he nearly finished a cookbook it's probably a intrest issue.
So Mr. Oliver if you are reading this..... (errr I can sometimes be a major optimist) here are a couple of books That from what I remember have simplistic Vocabulary. (Just to help you get into reading)
"Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency" by Douglass Adams - Not the best of his books but it kept my attention because it was hilarious. It has a sequel "The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul" which I LOVE.
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by JK Rowling - There is a reason this has 6 sequels and 8 movies. It's easy to get into and every age group can find enjoyment from the series.”
collettethehedgehog on Nov 18, 2012 at 13:39:15
“Anything by Douglas Adam's is good. Might I suggest anything you can find by Terry Pratchett as well. "Guards, Guards" is a good place to start. Or "Wee Free Men."”
“LMAO shortening the advanced polling time in those southern counties in Florida backfired on the GOP. From the news reports and some outraged neighbors the minorities that live there are coming out in force.
My own neighborhood is about 50/50 when it comes to race. A couple of the family mentioned to me that the polling place (which usually has just a couple of minorities in line each year) was filled with minorities this time around. (I voted absentee so I can't tell you what I saw firsthand)
“I agree with throwing out the electorial collage. I voted for Gore and as a Floridian my vote didn't count in the end. My electing power was thrown behind Bush like every other Floridian. It has to be discouraging to others that are in states controlled by the opposite party just like it was that year for me. How many of them don't even go to the polls because they know that their vote wouldn't count anyways.
I know the agrument for the collage and quite frankly it stinks. Yeah the politicans will concentrate on the bigger states but they should anyways. (They do it now..) The needs of twenty people far out weigh the needs of one.”
Darwinita on Nov 6, 2012 at 18:51:40
“Amen. My ideal election (as opposed to the auction system we have now) would be:
1. Do away with Citizens United.
2. Do away with Electoral College.
3. Do away w/ 50 different ways to vote for one office. The Presidency is national, and the federal government should run it, NOT the states.
4. Amendment to change election day to the first Saturday of November, and make it a federal holiday.
5. NO MORE PRIVATE DONATIONS.
6. All elections are funded from public monies from the level of government of the office.
7. Election season six weeks long and not one second longer.
Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions?”
only1Demvoter on Nov 6, 2012 at 18:48:02
“Kanelle : I also heard from an educated source some time ago, that the Electoral College was put into place to minimize vote tally tampering.
“I don't believe in the tip system. Think about it... Do good work and only then will the person you're serving give you what you deserve for YOUR TIME or they can be a pain and not give you anything even if your doing everything you can to help them. It's just an excuse for employers not to pay people minimum wage.
Like this guy, yeah what he did was wrong but exactly how many deliveries can he make in an hour and how much can he get from one delivery? On a slow day he's probably not even making minimum wage.
If the service is going to cost more employers should just charge more so they can pay their people properly.”
Nov 5, 2012 at 19:54:51
“Instead of wasting space, how about actually collecting all of these little stories about who is supporting whom and make it a slide show... Just add people as they state their support for one person or another. That way you can, you know post some stories that matter.”
“You know I got this little card with my absentee ballot that I kept that has a number. It says I can call to check the status of my absentee ballot. I think I'm going to call to make sure it made it to the polls...”
“I know it's for a role and all but seriously he shouldn't be doing that to himself. There are so many people in this world can't they get someone who actually looks sickly? I know tons of people who look like they are sick but are perfectly healthy. The director or producer or whoever should have just looked for some neglected actor out there that can't get work because of his looks.
But oh well.. it's his body.
If you reading this Happy Birthday! Take a bit of friendly advice: Don't take it too far.. it's just a job.”
“It's a really simple concept... give a poor man a dollar and he'll spend it, simply because he needs or wants the thing he spent it on. Give a rich man a dollar and you won't know where it goes because quite simply he probably already bought what he needs or wants with all the other dollars he has sitting around before he received the dollar.
Money in a poor person's pocket is money that's going to be spent into some company somewhere, providing a job for someone and improving the quality of life for at least 3: The company, the employee, and the customer.”
MAZINMAN1212 on Nov 1, 2012 at 23:56:45
“You just explained trickle up economics and that is what will get out country back more jobs.
We tried the trickle up thing somehow does not work and yet some yahoos want us to believe the rich just have not made enough money ,so lower there already low taxes.
Brilliant post you made FAVED”
“I can see where this guy is coming from, to a point. I was one of five children and if I couldn't finish my homework at school it didn't get done. Entirely too much going on at home to focus and it did effect my grades until I was in high school. (I had a hour and half window before the others came home once I started high school.)
Homework has to a point become a cruch for many teachers. Half of my high school classes consisted of a teacher reading off some well worn notes (obviously many years old), putting on a video, and then assigning us to read a chapter of a book and doing the questions at the end for homework.
If they don't show any passion for a subject how can a student?
Not to mention alot of these assignments would take up to an hour or more... and with 6 classes... I can see why someone would want to force teachers to teach while school is actually in session.”
“If someone said that phrase outloud to another person a few times infront of witnesses, that other person could easily press charges for sexual harrasment. That's how schools should judge tee-shirts. In this case I think they're justified in sending her home. That shirt is just as bad a the pre-teen jeans that I saw once that has 'Juicy' printed on the butt. School isn't a place to promote sex, violence, alcohol, or drugs.”