“Love your micro-bio....Me, too, but I find "Independent" is a bit less threatening to those with bleeding hearts, weak constitutions, or tender sensibilities :)”
mcgowann on Feb 18, 2014 at 14:01:50
“Last week someone suggested that I was the only person who would fit my micro-bio. I told him he would be surprised at how often people reply to my comments saying they have the same views. I'm sure they also don't realize only 30% of registered voters are Democrats, 20% are Republicans and 45% are independents because they don't agree with the platforms of the DNC and RNC.
Those who fear the Libertarians are unfamiliar with the actual party platform. It actually supports pro-choice, gay rights and many issues that the Democrats favor.”
“Yep, remember it well...that "giant sucking sound"...went right over the heads of most people back then.
And most here now haven't a clue what we're talking about because they were probably in diapers in 1992.”
“As with anything, it depends on the dog, but I've always had really big dogs, and one of my big guys tore up his neck with his nails and nearly ripped off a toenail trying to get it off....Plus, I have doggie doors, and no way is that doable!
What works for me is to put duck tape over and around the bandaging, extending both about an inch beyond the wound, stuck to the fur.
Don't put it on tightly, leave a pocket of air between the bandaging and the duck tape.
Because trying to bite/pull off the duck tape/bandage hurts (it pulls off the fur) they leave it alone. How much you need depends on dog, and the type of fur. My guys have all been long-haired, so it works really well. (May not work as well for really short-haired dogs though).
And as to how you clean wound/change the bandaging?
You cut out the center of duck tape and bandage, leaving a duck tape outer circle still stuck to the fur, you clean the wound/replace bandage, and re-attach a fresh duck tape center to the existing outer circle of duck tape you left stuck to the fur.
At the very end, when the wound is healed and you no longer need a bandage, you cut off the outer duck tape stuck to the fur with scizzors.
Sure, they will be missing a little fur for a little while, but it grows back fast :)”
SurgiSnuggly on Jun 2, 2014 at 14:04:11
“There really are several options these days,some times only the hard cone will do!
The Surgi Snuggly is a soft body suit created especially for dogs so that the can heal in comfort!
It's soft, snuggly and can be used for wound coverage, anti anxiety and even to hold diapers!
“The world constantly changes, and thanks to the internet and internet commerce, change will continue to happen as we go forward. Companies' factories can be anywhere in the world now, and they will continue to move to cheaper and cheaper locales as each country starts to achieve middle class standards and workers demand higher wages.
THIS is the new reality. It is never going back to what it was. Those American jobs are not coming back, and more will continue to go. Government can't pay the unemployed benefits for the rest of their lives - which is possibly how long many of these "long-term" unemployed will be unemployed.
Sure, it's harsh, and sad, but the "American Dream" is over.
The only way to survive going forward is to be totally flexible and willing to learn and try ANY job. And sometimes you have to move to another state. Don't tell me it can't be done. I've been laid-off, mergered-out, bought-out, and downsized four times - one for each scenario.
I took jobs in totally different fields each time, started at the bottom, learned the industry, and worked my way back up to Mgt each time. I'm currently managing a business I would never even have considered years ago and I love it.
The smartest and the most productive can always find a way to succeed in life.”
Sheenah de Oliveira on Jan 28, 2014 at 11:17:46
“When you're your age, yes.”
peacekitten on Jan 27, 2014 at 18:17:14
“if offshoring were followed to its logical end, the jobs that would really be offshored forever are those in the executive suite. there are plenty of harvard business PhDs in india who would happily run a corporation for a few hundred thousand dollars a year, as opposed to the tens of millions currently extracted from the workers' and stockholders' pocket by the "talent."”
"MSNBC is far more reliant on opinion coverage than any of its cable news rivals, a new study by The Pew Research Center's annual "State of the Media" found.
CNN is the only one of the three big cable news channels to produce more straight reporting than commentary over all.
At the other end of that spectrum lies MSNBC, where opinion fills a full 85% of the channel’s airtime.
Pew found that Fox News spent 55 percent of the time on opinion and 45 percent of the time on reporting"
“You seem to say opinion doesn't count. It does. If I want news I will go elsewhere...don't need fox news...they manipulate even that...and FYI I was a fox news watcher back in the 90's...I was a fox loyalist...so I know fox very well thanks.”
“That'd be great, except that it's the politicians who create, sponsor, and pass the laws, and they're never going to undo laws they've carefully crafted over the last 75 years that benefit THEMSELVES and THEIR INDUSTRIES.
What you wish for will never happen. Both parties will see to that.
The only power we have left is to continually vote the incumbents out, as they only care about their constituents back home for the first couple of years. After that, the lobbyists and special interests get their hooks into them.
A freaking revolving door - that's what we need. We can create our own term limits for these self-serving so-called "representatives"....if only all the blind party-loyalist voters in this country could figure this out.”
“That's why I became a registered Independent. I finally wised up, stopped believing the party-line b s, and realized that they're only good for us for the first couple years that they're in office (and that's both Dems & Reps).
After that, the lobbyists own them.
We need to keep voting in new people. Never let them get too comfortable, never allow them to become career politicians - the longer they're in office, the more lobbyists/special interests they align themselves with.
We could easily get control of our government and our politicians if more people would see this simple truth....It's too bad Americans like their conformity so much -
it's what makes them so easy to manipulate.”
“My big Wolfdog (half shepherd/half wolf) will gladly fling that cat across the room for you....just as soon as he gets up the nerve to walk past the puppy, lol.
(I am not making this up - he is afraid of puppies!)”
MichaelNNY on Dec 6, 2013 at 14:20:56
“Lol thats fascinating. Perhaps a holdover genetic thing, you know, the males wanting to stay away from the babies just in case its theirs... pawlimony!”
“She does not look good blonde. She doesn't have the right coloring for it -
it makes her look ruddy and older. She looked beautiful with her dark hair, which made her skin look peaches and cream.
(Guys, just ignore this post, these are beauty terms for gals only)
“Agree. I think the intent is for touchy-feely stories for women, but personally I prefer total honesty, and I'm betting the rest of the story goes like this:
No way it's still organic doing 70 million a year and supplying 15,000 stores.
And my guess is that guy who told her he wanted to produce her product is doing it in a production facility in China.
Which makes her protein bars now no different than all the other mass-produced artificial cr-- out there.
End of story.”
anniee214 on Dec 5, 2013 at 15:10:21
“I believe you have hit the nail on the head. You actually read more of the story than I did. Seems antoher way to "empower" women. Personally, I liked the old days before all the women's lib. You know, back when women were held on a figurative pedistal and hel in high esteem. I'm showing my age, buth those were the good old days! BTW--gorgeous dog! I love it when my dogs smile :)”
“Another star who had to have her extensions removed, most likely due to scalp problems after years of wearing them. (Although they never admit it).
This is what her - and all the other celebrities' - real hair looks like.
Most of the beauty and glamour you see in their glory days is fake or surgically redesigned - fake hair/boobs/butts/teeth, tummy tucks/lipo/butt-lifts to reshape the body after babies or to get rid of stubborn fat and cellulite, facelifts, necklifts, facial implants/fat transfers, silicone, and facial fillers.
Don't torture yourselves, ladies. It's not natural, it's been bought. Most didn't look any better than you do before the transformations, and if you are not overweight and can spend roughly $100,000 you too could look just like they do.
How do I know? I'm in the med-spa biz, and my friend has a hair salon and does extentions - and we want women to know the truth because we see how the Hollywood beauty myth, perpetuated by the media, makes them feel insecure and inferior.”
mangelpearl on Dec 4, 2013 at 21:13:53
“You WISH. There are plentyof gorgeous women out there with absolutely nothing fake”
“HP, stop perpetuating these beauty myths that makes average women feel inferior. ALL celebrities have hair extensions - that's why their hair is gloriously thick - even thicker at the ends than at the top, LOL.
I said right here on another HP article about Jennifer Aniston having extensions,
and THAT'S why she recently had to cut her hair short. I had many people actually arguing with me that it wasn't true....THAT's how much the public needs to believe their idols are perfect.
She never admitted it here in the states, but she did so in England: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-387638/Jen-Extensions-ruined-hair.html
I'm in the med-spa beauty biz, and my friend has a hair salon and DOES extensions - we know what we're talking about.
And we always try to let women know the truth too....so they don't continually beat themselves up for being "average".”
“I wish someone would break him out of there in the middle of the night.
He's an awesome dog, and deserves a much better life than being cooped up in that vile pen 24/7, as it appears he's being kept there as a guard dog.
If he were here in the states, with those moves, he could win a TV talent show for cripe's sake!!! and be treated like a star, instead of like dirt.”
AprilFoolsRebel on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:49:13
“I really don't think that dog is in that pen for great lengths of time. You can see that it's pretty healthy and in good spirits which means it's getting exercise and food. And for all we know, there's an opening on that leads to a much larger enclosure.
Just enjoy the dance.”
mikeyaz17 on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:18:01
Brian Whittle on Dec 3, 2013 at 15:04:58
“The dog clearly does not live in that enclosure, it's a big healthy dog that gets lots of exercise, it's a place the dogs owner leaves it while at work. There is no dog mess in the space, a dog that size would soon have it knee deep.”