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Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Hidden Camera Shows Workers Beating Circus Animal

Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Hidden Camera Shows Workers Beating Circus Animal

Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 04:58:36 in Green

“Ha! Nope, I was here first - March 2010 to your Feb 2011! lolz fanned and faved as well! Hey my son's name is Jack, great name!”
Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Hidden Camera Shows Workers Beating Circus Animal

Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Hidden Camera Shows Workers Beating Circus Animal

Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 03:52:51 in Green

“From what I understand, it was Animal Defenders International who took the footage. Not sure what PETA had to do with this.

http://www.ad-international.org

gardensla on Mar 30, 2011 at 08:02:21

“PETA are leading the charge to shut down Ringling Brothers who have an even worse record that circuses in Europe.”
Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Hidden Camera Shows Workers Beating Circus Animal

Elephant Abuse VIDEO: Hidden Camera Shows Workers Beating Circus Animal

Commented Mar 30, 2011 at 03:51:45 in Green

“It was Animal Defenders International who took the footage and released it. Their link is http://www.ad-international.org Hey pbjack where did you get my photo?! :-)

I agree, this creep should be chained and beaten when HE'S 57 and arthritic, and unable to defend himself. I hope they jail him, at the very least. There must be a special place in hell for people like this. If I believed in hell, I'd want this assh*le to be there.”

ProudMilVet on Mar 30, 2011 at 04:45:41

“Lisa Willis : Oh, forgot. Fanned & Faved.”

ProudMilVet on Mar 30, 2011 at 04:44:25

“Lisa Willis : I Love all Animals & I Love you, for your Compassion for Animals ! May all Animal abusers suffer the greatest pain they cannot even imagine.”

pbjack on Mar 30, 2011 at 04:26:00

“HEY, how'd you get my hat?? I was here first... nevermind. Fanned and faved.”
Joel Cheatwood Caught In 'Dangerous Game' Between Beck Inc. & Fox News

Joel Cheatwood Caught In 'Dangerous Game' Between Beck Inc. & Fox News

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 23:00:54 in Media

“What happened to the Food Insurance thang? You know, like he said today, for when : "The world is about to be plunged into complete and utter darkness and despair," he said. "Quite honestly, famine will follow." The big boxes of food his followers are supposed to buy? Or was that just online? I swear I didn't dream this, it's a real thing.

Am going to have to check out Cramp 911 - it just sounds...nasty”
'The Hobbit' Begins Filming In New Zealand

'The Hobbit' Begins Filming In New Zealand

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 22:34:11 in Entertainment

“Cannot wait! I love LOTR! Gonna have to check this Martin Freeman guy out, not familiar with him. I'll be one of the nerds standing in line for this!”

SonicUltimate on Mar 21, 2011 at 22:50:00

“Here you go.  He is pretty good.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0293509/
Life After 50: Afraid of Aging? 5 Ways to Fight the Fear

Life After 50: Afraid of Aging? 5 Ways to Fight the Fear

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 21:48:33 in Healthy Living

“Thanks everyone for the kind words of advice and wisdom. I do treasure our times together and our phone conversations. I'll try not to project out into the future. Their health is so good, they may be with me for many years to come, who knows?

Iowa Girl - Thank you - no I haven't tried swimming. Pretty sure I'm too self-conscious to put on a bathing suit. I did get a shot in my spine, which decreased the pain enough to get physical therapy. Today I got my first massage therapy. Hurt like bloody murder, but she said that's to be expected for the first few times. They assure me that this will get better, so I believe them. I'm doing my stretches. THANK YOU for reminding me that I have a lot to be grateful for. I am grateful, truly, and I say thanks every night for all the gifts in my life. Just some days, the pain gets to me and it brings me down. I usually don't let it, so thanks for reminding me!

Barbara it sounds like you are big on the Serenity Prayer, just said in different words but the same basic premise - "God (or whoever your higher power is), Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference." This prayer has gotten me through some pretty hairy times! It can apply to nearly every difficult situation.”
Life After 50: Afraid of Aging? 5 Ways to Fight the Fear

Life After 50: Afraid of Aging? 5 Ways to Fight the Fear

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 04:00:09 in Healthy Living

“OK I'll admit I'm beginning to fear this growing old thing. I've developed a nasty case of sciatica, which is pretty much forcing me to be inactive. If I walk, it hurts. If I stand, it hurts. And it's excruciating. And after awhile, it's depressing, so there's that too. I am taking action, am getting treatment and physical therapy. The last few days haven't been so bad, I could do things around the apt. I quit drinking, I quit smoking, I've adjusted to being invisible to men and embraced my inner crone - now I have to lose weight! I have to dedicate myself to fixing this back problem so I can get some exercise in order to achieve that. I want to be healthy, for the first time in my life, pretty much. So I'll keep reading these articles for inspiration and how-to. I wouldn't mind feeling attractive and good about myself physically again.

The thing that scares me the most, the thing that terrifies me so much I cannot speak of it? Is my parents dying. They're in their late 70s, healthy and active. When they die, I don't know how I will handle it. We're very close - even at my age, I feel dependent upon them for support and encouragement! It's going to be horrible, no matter what. God.”

IowaGirl on Mar 21, 2011 at 09:43:34

“Have you tried swimming or aqua aerobics (so you won't have to put weight on your feet)? I know this is a terrible thing; someone I know has resorted to getting big shots in the hip every 90 days to quell the pain. As bad as that sounds, he's ready to golf and bowl the day of the shot! So, why not?

As I'm sure you know, you're very lucky to have two such healthy parents at that age--few of us do. Try to focus on what a blessing that is and if you enjoy them to the hilt, which it sounds like you do, you will be spared the guilt that so many adult children do (for not having given their aging parents enough attention). You are lucky on a couple of very big fronts!”

dbrmn1 on Mar 21, 2011 at 08:15:29

“Going to be horrible, it is for everybody... but when the time comes you will get through it. Stay strong, stay focused on getting healthy, and try not to look too far ahead; enjoy the time with your parents...don't waste a minute of it.”
Victoria Jackson On 'Glee': Former 'SNL' Star's Homophobic Comments

Victoria Jackson On 'Glee': Former 'SNL' Star's Homophobic Comments

Commented Mar 21, 2011 at 03:44:56 in Entertainment

“She has no career and hasn't had one in years. She' s not funny, she's not smart...so naturally, she embraces the tea party movement. There, she can be the shining star she can only dream of being in the real world, which considers her irrelevant at best.”
iPad 2 Alternatives: 7 Tablets To Try Instead Of Apple's Latest (PHOTOS)

iPad 2 Alternatives: 7 Tablets To Try Instead Of Apple's Latest (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 16, 2011 at 19:14:30 in Technology

“Thank you - I will check that out! My comment on this slideshow was going to be that they are ALL too expensive. These new things always go down in price, so I'll wait for that. I don't even have a smart phone yet - but am planning to go with Cricket since they are by far the most affordable. To me, these pads are more like a luxury or a toy - they don't seem to be that practical unless they're good enough to replace a laptop. And that, I do not know!”
Jeff Peckman Files Paperwork To Enter Denver Mayor's Race

Jeff Peckman Files Paperwork To Enter Denver Mayor's Race

Commented Feb 16, 2011 at 04:46:42 in Denver

“Hey I voted for his proposed UFO commission... not because I think we might need it, but because it amused me to do so. I had to vote NO on just about everything so it was nice to be able to vote yes for something. You go, dude! :-)”
Lara Logan Suffered 'Brutal' Sexual Assault In Egypt

Lara Logan Suffered 'Brutal' Sexual Assault In Egypt

Commented Feb 15, 2011 at 20:23:52 in Media

“How shocking and horrible. I have been afraid of crowds my whole life. I witnessed random violence in a huge crowd on "Human Kindness Day" in Washington DC back in the late 70s. I didn't witness rape (I would have interfered and who knows what would have happened?) but it was reported in the Post the next day that several women were gang raped. And this was to see Stevie Wonder, not a political protest! But I was already afraid of crowds before that.

As a young teenager, I was caught in a mob of men who violently groped me in a most hideous, invasive way. I was so traumatized that I in turn reacted quite violently, and ever since, I feel faint, and have fainted, when forced to be in a crowd in an enclosed space. My attendance at concerts is limited. Sporting events are a challenge. It's become a phobia that's lasted most of my life. I cannot fathom what kind of damage this has done to Lara Logan. I pray she recovers from this unspeakable ordeal.

A mob can turn the most ordinary people into a non-thinking, violent machine. Mobs are the scariest thing about people to me. Their faces go blank and they act without thought. For God's sake, especially women: please stay far, far away from any and all mobs. They can turn violent in an instant. No job is worth it.”
Harry Reid: Social Security Is 'Off The Table'

Harry Reid: Social Security Is 'Off The Table'

Commented Jan 31, 2011 at 19:40:06 in Politics

“I"m glad that he is making it crystal clear that these programs are off the table. It needed to be said, after Obama's SOTU address hints. It's bad enough that we had no Cost of Living Adjustment for the past 2 years, a calculation system put in place in the 1970s. You're telling me the cost of living did not go up?! Must shop at different grocery stores. Keep your grubby mitts off my social security and medicare. I paid into the system my whole life and now that I'm disabled, I need it all the more. THANK YOU, HARRY!”

Star2000dancer on Jan 31, 2011 at 19:41:17

“Fanned”
'Strip Club ATM' Bill Would Prevent Welfare Recipients From Getting  Cash At Clubs

'Strip Club ATM' Bill Would Prevent Welfare Recipients From Getting Cash At Clubs

Commented Jan 28, 2011 at 15:03:58 in Denver

“This bothers me. Reminds me of a GOP proposed bill to require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing, which assumes all poor people are drug addicts! This is the same thing. We assume that poor people are immoral and/or cannot be trusted to make choices (i.e., stupid, why else are they poor?). The government must protect them from themselves because they are somehow lesser beings who, because they are poor, are incapable of making simple decisions? So what, a few people made idiotic decisions with their money? Pretty sure most people don't, they don't have extra money to play around with. Most food stamp recipients are not even males. They're women with kids.

Just because someone uses an ATM in a liquor store doesn't mean they're buying liquor - it might just be the closest ATM. And if they are, is that our business? Is it wrong for poor people to have wine with dinner?! We should judge this?

Secondly, this reminds me of my experience giving money to people on the street. Do I have the right to tell someone how to spend money I give them freely? I HOPE they don't use it to buy drugs/alcohol, but once I decide to give them money, it's no longer my business. If that bothers me, I should not give money to people. (mostly, I don't.) These people are guilty of: coming into hard times. Why further insult them? This is patriarchal & condescending.”

willauto on Jan 31, 2011 at 20:08:37

“By your analogy businesses and governments that require drug testing prior to employment are assuming ALL applicants are drug users......the GOP is right on that one...pee in a cup, get your check...same as if they had a job”

InYourWorld on Jan 30, 2011 at 13:48:16

“many strip clubs usually charge a $10 fee to get cash. And yes, I do have the right to tell someone how to spend my tax dollars. I am fairly poor, cant afford strip clubs (if I was inclined to go), so I don't need to pay taxes for someone to have a lap dance. IF people are going to strip clubs and on welfare they need to forgo some of their money to people who are actually hungry.”
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I Saw a Different SOTU

Commented Jan 28, 2011 at 03:10:10 in Education

“Thanks, Joe - I hope lots of folks read this and that you've planted a seed for more local involvement! You really make a great point.”

hp blogger Joe The Nerd Ferraro on Jan 28, 2011 at 09:07:59

“thanks!”
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Return Civility to Washington

Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 20:38:00 in Politics

“This is a great idea! I hope they actually do it.”
Chihuahua Saved After Colorado Springs Firefighters Administer CPR

Chihuahua Saved After Colorado Springs Firefighters Administer CPR

Commented Jan 24, 2011 at 20:34:11 in Denver

“What a heartwarming story! I needed something to feel good about!”
The Cause of Weight Gain People Don't Talk About

The Cause of Weight Gain People Don't Talk About

Commented Dec 4, 2010 at 18:27:36 in Home

“It's not only embarrassing to have gained the weight, it's embarrassing to say it's because of psych meds! I get "tsk, tsk" now from family...not only do my psych meds pile on the weight (I do not overeat), I've developed sciatica so it hurts to walk and exercise! My shrink is willing to try another drug that supposedly doesn't make you gain weight, but I'm afraid to do it near the holidays because it's traditionally a time when I get depressed. But I'll give it a shot in January. What a relief it is to have this issue addressed! Thanks for the article.”
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It's A Tea-Baggerful Life

Commented Sep 21, 2010 at 02:44:33 in Politics

“Hey - why are people on disability not personally responsible! What about those of us who worked our entire lives, only to become disabled and forced to rely on the SS system? That isn't about not being personally responsible. That's about becoming unable to stay in the work force through no fault of your own. It's a horrible situation and all you can do is count on the system you paid into your whole life to function as it was designed to do. Believe me, nobody makes out on disability! It's pretty much poverty level. I'm not lying on the couch eating bon bons, raking in the big bucks. And I'm not a tea gagger.”

jlyn on Sep 21, 2010 at 07:47:45

“I understand that sometimes there is just no choice but to go on disability. What gripes my @$$ is the 'baggers screaming about personal responsibility and smaller government--except when it comes to them or their entitlement programs. They're a bunch of hypocrites. I have a friend who is on disability, and I don't begrudge her or anyone else that needs it. I do, however, begrudge the idjits talking about "keeping government out of our lives" when they wouldn't be surviving at all without government.”
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Among Denver Media, Post and (Believe It or Not) a Talk-Radio Show Had Most Primary Election Impact

Commented Sep 6, 2010 at 04:23:16 in Denver

“Did anyone else catch the comcast cable channel 3 KCDO Tea Party show tonight?! I nearly swallowed my teeth! It's called Let's Talk Liberty. All about the Freedom Congress on 9/11 in the Springs - Ollie North is speaking! OMG They want to "bring back our faith the way the founding fathers intended." God and the Bible. One guy said it was time for "heroic sacrifice" which is kind of ominous sounding. Another guy said the birth of the Tea Party movement for him and others is when candidate Obama said, "We are days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." That, apparently, really freaked them out. Anyone else concerned out about this? I didn't see any program putting forth the other side - is KDCO some kind of rightwing station? This guy claimed that 1 of 3 Coloradans associate themselves with the Tea Party movement. That we're the largest in the country. That cannot be true. Maybe in Colorado Springs...”
Colorado Child-Poverty On The Rise: 2010 Kids Count Data Book

Colorado Child-Poverty On The Rise: 2010 Kids Count Data Book

Commented Aug 3, 2010 at 05:34:47 in Denver

“I don't understand! Why is this?! The article doesn't say what has caused this drastic increase. What have we been doing so horribly wrong that has caused these unforgivable numbers of poverty-stricken chidren? Let me know, please - what can we do?”
Anthony Medina, Accused Stalker Out On Bail, Kills Victim In Leadville

Anthony Medina, Accused Stalker Out On Bail, Kills Victim In Leadville

Commented Jul 11, 2010 at 20:08:26 in Denver

“This is the stuff of nightmares. There should be more severe penalties for stalking. It seems wrong to let him out on bail in a small town like that. I was stalked in a small town and the cops agreed to visit him and persuade him to stop. The fact that I tipped them off that he was a huge pot smoker didn't hurt, they could hint that they might give him some trouble if he didn't stop. Who even knows if that's legal, but they did it on a kind of informal basis, I guess. The husband must feel terrible in not being able to stop this. I wish he'd been charged with something stronger, something that could have prevented him from getting right back out, or an increased bail.”
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Do You Have to Be Depressed to Be Funny?

Commented Jun 19, 2010 at 20:10:15 in Comedy

“My son is a stand up comedian in New York City. OH yeah, it's challenging! He started doing stand-up at the local club when he was a teenager. But he's always been really deep - when he was little more than a toddler he asked me why people live on this earth just to suffer and die. Flabbergasted, I told him to go play transformers! I didn't know what else to say - but at the same time, he's always been hilarious. He did George Bush Sr. impressions when he was 8. Ace Ventura was life-changing for him! He has fought his demons, gone through some dark times, and has a much more cynical view of the world than I ever did. He's deeply troubled by injustice & bigotry. But he helps me see the humor in everything, too. He's the most interesting person I know. You haven't heard of him - yet! I love this article - it's spot on.”
Ronnie Lee Gardner's Firing Squad Execution Announced On Twitter

Ronnie Lee Gardner's Firing Squad Execution Announced On Twitter

Commented Jun 18, 2010 at 19:11:16 in Technology

“I lived in Central America years ago. The executions there were public. Crowds gathered and vendors sold food & drink. The newspaper published photos of the execution, step by step. Here he is getting blindfolded. Here they are taking aim. Here are the bullets hitting the guy. Here's the dead guy. Here's his mother crying. I have no idea if they still do this. At the time, this country was one of the most violent in the world.

Would we still use the death penalty if it was televised? Would people be repelled, or intrigued? Would people find it immoral if they watched it? Because the fact that it's more expensive than a life sentence, and it doesn't deter murderers, doesn't seem to matter.”

PORK RIND on Jun 19, 2010 at 00:32:21

“Please correct me if I am wrong, but I think death penalty has been banned along the ENTIRE South and Latin America (not sure about Cuba) since at least 1990.”

clabberty on Jun 18, 2010 at 20:56:25

“I think that plenty of people would watch executions like they were reality shows. It is unlikely they would be able to relate to what is actually happening. We live in a world full of media and game violence surrounding us. I think the movie "the Running Man" is an example of the near future the way things are going.”
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Hypocritcal Talk Radio Hosts Trash Journalism at Their Own Peril

Commented Jun 18, 2010 at 19:03:25 in Denver

“Boyles has a column in the free Glendale Cherry Creek Chronicle. It's called "Blasting With Boyles." His May column was all about the Birthers, whom he apparently supports. He actually thinks it's a legitimate concern! He is puzzled about why the birthers aren't being written about anymore - maybe it's part of the Democrat party's vast conspiracy! No, Boyles, it's because nobody is interested in this crap anymore - it's so stupid, nobody cares to hear it! The Chronicle sounds thrilled because the following issue had so many letters to the editor about that column.

Sigh”

salsmom on Jun 18, 2010 at 20:52:05

“Any birther story is like leaving a hot light on at night during the summer - it will attract all of the moths in a five mile radius - the moths just as nasty as the birthers who flock to the stories to repeat the nonsense.”
Rasmussen: Colorado Has Greatest Percentage Of 'Tea Party' Voters

Rasmussen: Colorado Has Greatest Percentage Of 'Tea Party' Voters

Commented Jun 18, 2010 at 18:51:54 in Denver

“Thanks for the facts! The thought of Colorado going bagger bonkers is too much for me. I'm depressed enough over the oil spill. Do you think this Rasmussen outfit is biased or ineffective?”

ThirdSection on Jun 19, 2010 at 01:15:06

“El Paso and Teller Counties have been bagger bonkers since cavemen were riding dinosaurs to work.”

dengal on Jun 18, 2010 at 20:30:03

“has Nate Silvers done any polls? He called the election state by state”
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