May 27, 2014 at 12:52:27
“First I like Rogan, and some Aptow movies, not a huge fan, but I appreciate a lot of their work and appreciate the entertainment value.
Wow, this is a bit extreme, like the CNN panel who addressed the issue of Terrorism on Women.
People are grasping at ANYTHING to blame as the cause, how can we take swift harsh action to ensure it never happens again.
But it will. Some on the panel were blaming parents. The guy was 22 and living in his own apartment on his own. Yes, they might be paying or assisting w/ school and expenses, and might have been more involved, but they did call the police with concern, and maybe more could have been done,. If some one wishes to do harm they will.
Hell, we just had someone dump corrosive chemicals all over a new popular play ground, bottles of it, and glue razors to the bars and handles... so, what to do ??
I am not apathetic, it hurts my heart. Humans are complex, and movies, porn, society, music, drugs, guns or meds are not always the cause. Although it would be interesting to see if there are any conflicts or adjustments w/ the meds. The warnings are on most psychotropics that there maybe thoughts of suicide, violence or deeper depression as side effects. Once an idea is in a mind, some might be shrewd enough to lead a therapist, family or police into thinking they are just fine or getting better.”
May 20, 2014 at 11:21:40
“True, don't BREATHE LOL, I have never understood the rent-a-tub thing. That is a big fat EWWWW. Or going to a Pool in Vegas on Sunday Morning after all the Weekend Rexhab/happyhour/beachclubs/beach parties... seriously, nasty soup of what-just-cant-be-imagined LOL. I knew some security guards and they just cringed every time some early bird would just dive right in first thing on Sunday AM.”
“I am kind of unclear why there would not be tax credits for anyone who has to pay out of pocket for health insurance, regardless of income. We can't cover me, because, the employer options do not provide for domestic partners, that is fine. We pay for D and our daughter K through the employer, and this is a benefit that is pretax income. But, for my coverage, since we make over $46,000 or what ever, is post tax income, and instead of savings, or my kids preschool, I get to buy insurance now that is pretty steep.
Some of the options out there have $2,500 - 5,000 deductibles and ER care that is $500 a visit, really, who can afford that? I'd rather pay a few hundred more per year for the peace of mind to have no deductible that will bankrupt our savings(if we can ever start a healthy one). The coverage for just me, is $350/ month; which used to be our savings and emergency fund. SIGH. AND with no tax credit for purchasing.
What ever. thanks for the new bill, I was kinda happy with my minimal catastrophic care w/ a supplemental and my chiro visits when needed. Now I can't afford that either.”
“A few years ago, when my daughter was born; I learned a lesson on a PRIVATE youtube channel that I only shared with grandparents and a handful of friends. I posted a baby in the bathtub video and within less then 48 hours had to take it down as it have over 9500 views and I have weird freind and channel requests from Indonesia, Thailand and Denmark... CREEPY.
In my humble opinion, better that the mother shared a very innocent photo, than her daughter or a boyfriend texting her with a body part exposed to some one and having it go around the world. Or a Mean Girl revenge clip being sent around her school. Once posted, very hard to control who and what is done with the pic.
Love and logic and reason may work with some kids, and sometimes a lesson of consequences sticks. Each family and kid is different and even w/ a kid, different lessons work at different times. Good for the mom, and I hope her daughter learned the lesson, even if some feel it backfired, that too is a lesson.
Where is the shame? being 12 and having a parent reign you in before you do something you regret?
This is a road, look both ways before crossing...
This is fire, do not touch, treat with respect...
This is the internet, and this is how fast the smallest thing can become a huge issue, careful with your words and pics. Think Before You Act.”
“*sigh* What a travesty of justice, didn't CA release, what? 20,000 or so sex offenders? (and yes, I realize that can be something as innocent as being caught peeing in a park on a morning jog). What an over reach of federal and state resources in a state that is already almost bankrupt. And to make what point? That is what is confusing about this whole ordeal for this man and his former bosses.
Why are they targeting the dispensaries, well, it is an easy win, and can still be politicized. Illegal grows are much harder to find, and messy cartel business.
People keep saying the Gov/Pres must step in, but the current administration has been ruthless on raids; quite different from the sound bites and rhetoric. 26 Billion was spent on just Federal Drug enforcement in 2012. And, according to the RAND 2012 Drug Policy Research Center, efforts by the federal government to shut down medical dispensaries increased between 2010 and 2012 and a trend that grew 42 and 43 kept a looser noose around dispensaries, and went after those who had other criminal activities. Incarceration for drug offenses accounts for 20% of the national Jail Population, nationally, in 2012 it was over 500,000 people jailed solely due to drugs, The number was 41,000 in 1980. http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/occasional_papers/2012/RAND_OP393.pdf Between the 3 men in this article going to jail that is almost $720,000 in expense for the state of CA for 3 men operating a legal business.”
“Funny how so many are surprised about the NSA and yet air laundry or just random up to minute post of the utter minutia of their lives as if 400 'friends' are really THAT interested. From selfies to lunches to medical issues.. UGH. And, this coming from a recovering over-sharer...
I have 7 or 8 friends that have over shared over the past 4 months; their breakups, bad blood, divorce spats, custody battles and abusive X's (not to be callous, but call a live friend or police, or give an actual call for help, don't just leave a list of aggression out there as a vague epilogue to your post, leaving concerned not so close friends wondering if you need police or medical assistance), the X gotta another love lamenting.... the list is just too much.
Brother. Add these to the MLM peddlers trying to sell me every direct marketing ploy on earth and every self promoting self help seminar guru (yes that I actually know) or just the overly proselytizing, and the political party pumpers, I can see why some jump ship off grid
Feb 3, 2014 at 11:03:15
“Some hospitals have a major problem w/ super bugs like MARS and others. Frontline did an excellent expose last fall and have another in the series coming up in the spring. but, yeah, the directive to never wash or disinfect is horridly misguided.”
Jake E on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:36:36
“Seems like those hospitals need to take some sanitation classes. When I was a teen I worked at a fast food restaurant and we had a manager who was a hawk about sanitation. He made sure you washed your hands before you touched any food. He wanted hand washing to become second nature to us. He was a fun guy,too. He was definitely one of my favorite bosses ever but he made sure you followed sanitation rules.”
KenMoore on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:28:08
“Do you mean MRSA? (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)”
Feb 3, 2014 at 11:01:02
“You are correct, and the over use of antibiotics for every sniffle and in our food supply are HUGE contributors to the super bugs.
This graphic is a great tutorial to some of those who are a bit more clueless about food handling and basic hygiene. I am not bit on sanitizers unless in the middle of nowhere or a park and my kid just used the toilet.
Hand washing is a basic, keeping the kitchen and utensils and food prep areas clean is basic, it's not creating hype. Just my humble opinion.”
Feb 3, 2014 at 10:55:51
“I would add too, Light Switches, Door Knobs and doors and phones and remote controls, and handles and faucets in the bathroom... My 3 yr old just had her first tummy bug (yeah, preschool) and it was all we could do to contain the spread of the dread to us.( a lot of lysol, hydrogen peroxide and wipes and steamcleaning floors and clothes and sheets)
When ever I stay in a hotel, I take some cleaning wipes and wipe everything down, and the layers of grime that come off of a switch and remote or the phone is enough to make one gag. That said, I am not a germaphobe,when she was a babe she ate dirt and just about anything else in reach, we played with sick kids.
In the kitchen I am cautious with handling meat and make sure to wipe and clean between and use different cutting boards....
And by the way Veggies and Vegans, bad vegetables can make you sick as well, just wash and clean everything, some of the worst bouts I have had was eating a a rotten piece of lettuce that was hidden under another.”
Watching rock grow on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:06:02
“I normally do much of what you do as well Lisaleo27. I also am known for wiping down shopping cart handles with my handy purse hand sanitizer before touching it myself. The looks I get! LOL”
“Before having a child of my own I worked for a coastal resort, starting in the restaurant. We catered to families in the restaurant and also locals looking for a great dining experience, not as pricey, but still great and memorable. In walked JAMES and family, the child from hell, w/ beaten down parents and aggravated grandparents. J was to pick the table, after marching through the entire place, and of course seating the fam next to the VIP's having a special dinner. What a terror, horrid, scary and out of control. Parents almost encouraged... then he got up and went yanking on the table linens, calling guests preschool insults like poopy face and ugly head. We moved them to the patio, he peed on the wall... Without hesitating, I asked the chef to wrap up the meals, comped the ticket and asked them to leave. And just about every guest was bothered personally by this kid. Called the resort GM's office and let them know we removed a family. I understand kiddos who are like or tantrums that transform kids into little monsters, but, parents need to have empathy for the diners as much as their own children in a public place and certainly unhappy or agitated.”
“We have a 3 yr old. When DD was 8 m we didn't go to movies, restaurants or even coffee shops. She nursed. only nursed around the clock, would nott take a bottle, nor was there family or otherwise suitable sitters. So, the few times we did venture into a public, I made sure she was happy, the time appropriate and if she fussed and could not be calmed within a minute or a walk or nursing (in private) we left. That's a wrap, let's go. As she got older we did do a few nicer, finer restaurants, with the same result, on the rare occasion she got fussy we left, paid the bill, took doggy bags home. If people are traveling I can see the hesitation to leave the baby w/ strangers or leave an expensive meal. But, just because you are paying for a great experience, and your cherub's cries are music to your ears is not so for those in public... like the couple having their first pricey meal for their anniversary and left their babe for the first time, or all the other easily irritated patrons. People paying a lot of cash for a meal have minimal tolerance and even lower empathy.”
“I can wear the gold plating off a good watch. Pure metals, copper, bronze, Silver and Gold, or platinum, titanium... but anything else, even good gold fill or plated, and I just end up w/ wearing off the plating or getting the green shadow.”
“Almond Milk (Silk or Almond Breeze, Blue Diamond, etc) has 50% more calcium than dairy milk and will not have the adverse affect that dairy does. It is readily available at most groceries Krogers, Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, Sprouts or any IGA. cost effective, healthy low fat and as of this year will not have Aspertame as most low fat/sugar dairy will soon be adding (unless organic).”
Jan 7, 2014 at 12:01:32
“Me too, I did not want to seem insensitive, but that is mind boggling. I understand that some genetics just result is really bad teeth, but wow. That poor family, prayers to them, and I am sure that dentist has some sorrow was well, just a tragic situation all around.”