“Talking about it shows the way you feel. You just had to say "guard at a security gate that has a mixture of very pink and brown skin". The proper thing to say is "who has a mixture of very pink and brown skin". It's a hunch, He has Michael Jackson's skin disorder where pigmentation lessens as the person ages.”
george martini on Jul 30, 2012 at 19:43:46
“Thanks for correcting me. I sure wouldn't want to disappoint you.”
“Seriously?! He owes it to them? He has paid his dues and ever since he had the kids, they have been his family. Why didn't they mention their grudge with the kids when he was alive, huh? When he took on being a parent, he had always had their welfare in mind- an no one changed that 'till the day he died.
Howard if you are a family man, would you leave your belongings and wealth to your brothers and sisters instead of your children IF you had any? Wake up...you're either a friend of the Jackson siblings or one of the Jackson siblings trying to rationalize things up...”
“I never thought being cautious was a sign of a perpetual victim. I watch out for my own as would all parents who see the news about pedophiles and abusers. Thanks for your thoughts ... chill, it's not our money and let the courts decide on this.”
“I'll not touch about your worries that Sandusky will go broke because you assume the victims are asking for millions in damages (IDC). What made me comment was his punishment should be effective enough that he feels remorse. You may say he's punished because he's in jail BUT has he really faced himself in the mirror and see how evil he is? He may just wait until he serves the sentence and then when he's out he'll prey once more (because he still has money to conceal his wrong doing better). Hope that he does the opposite and turns a new leaf. He's got it easy, once he turns a new leaf he can build his life again. But the victims will take more precautions in theirs because they were betrayed before.
By the way David, thanks for wishing me to live my life. I am functional person who has a career and beautiful children. I am also very cautious with whoever tries to be friendly to our family and I rarely have my kids go on sleepovers or even scouting camps. The cautiousness and slight paranoia at night are the effects on me- but I am living my life. Wish you the best with your rallying pity for Sandusky's millions...”
David Faisel on Jul 31, 2012 at 23:07:17
“You sound like the typical perpetual victim. If that's how you want to live your life, then to each its own. Sandusky is in jail for his punishment--full stop. The part of that people do not understand baffles me. What about the people whose kids lost their lives? Wouldn't they be MORE deserving of becoming millionaires? And I don't care whose money it is, whether it was Sandusky's or yours. People don't need to be rewarded for being a victim. What is wrong with this society? And old woman was recently bullied by kids on a bus and to date has recieved over $700,000 dollars for it. Punish the perpetrators, no need to make the victim WEALTHY.”
“People are money centered, the only way they can really think about their crime is when they don't have money to conceal their wrong doing. A citizen loses their privilege when charged with a crime. You think Sandusky will feel remorse for what he has done if he pays in hundreds only? He has to suffer financially too, taking money away from him is like when he took the dignity / purity of the boy victims. Purity is priceless, which Sandusky can't repay in turn (he is evil!) so the court should take away his money instead. I also believe that evil people are very money centered, take away their money they rot and their conscience eats away at them untilt hey feel total remorse for doing evil.”
David Faisel on Jul 30, 2012 at 21:59:13
“Sandusky is in JAIL. That should be punishment enough.”
“May you never feel the feeling of despair and frustration of having someone violate you. I was abused as a child and I only told my Mom when I was 19. I know in my heart that the victims come out not because of the money, it's about putting a stop to the fear and vulnerability. If I were the victim and Sandusky could still haunt me as I get older, then I have to stand up and put a stop to it. Victims who keep quiet notice as they grow older and have families that the effects are still there. Charging and outing your abuser is the best thing a victim can do for society. Apparently Sandusky thinks he is an untouchable, like most crooks- until someone is brave enough to out him and get him in prison.”
sanfran55 on Aug 18, 2012 at 13:51:02
“@NTBoss - Fav'd and fanned. Have you ever seen the documentaries "Deliver Us from Evil" and "Twist of Faith"? They are excellent films that really show the long term psychological damage child abuse victims carry with them their entire life - and not just the victims, but their families, their spouses, etc, everyone is affected.”
David Faisel on Jul 30, 2012 at 22:17:04
“Sandusky has been punished. He is in jail. I hope your abuser has been punished too. And if so, you should have your justice. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BECOME A MILLIONAIRE BECAUSE OF IT.
Consider yourself lucky to be alive and healthy. There are people who've lost their lives. Life is too short for EVERYONE. You musn't waste time being the perpetual victim once your abuser has been punished. Go out and live the rest of your life.”
“I wish you guys didn't use your stock photos of the RARE white lion. People who didn't read the post and juts saw the image of the white lion and the headline might think it's those cute white lions that did the mauling. Just saying...”
“Their cigarettes don't smell the same way as regular cigarettes. But just the same they are addictive too. Poor child, they shouldn't have turned him to smoking....this must've been their way to entertain themselves at his expense.tsk...tsk...sad that they'd even make it appear that he's being given what he wants...”
May 26, 2010 at 14:53:04
“Great news for Greyson...I am keeping my fingers crossed that he will still enjoy his life without having producers or media people try to run his life. No haters pluhleez! Just read stuff about Lindsay and George Sampson...”
“Because of the lack of further expressing herself, the TESDA representative is wrong in pointing out that all Filipino women don't know how to work at home. Filipino women do what they can to keep house no matter in what condition, what is true is that because most don't have experience with household gadgets. She should've checked what she was going to say because she herself put them down in this documentary. It is sad that most families in the Philippines are torn because a mother has to leave her home to take care of another family's home. It may ease the economy and demographic pressure but homes without mothers produce lost and misguided children. More jobs and educational projects in Philippines is the key.”
May 12, 2010 at 13:08:31
“The dance would've gone better with older females...If a woman chose to dance that way in a skimpy outfit it was her choice and she'd be of age to decide on it. These girls are too young to be showing skin...Me thinks pedophiles get fueled by things like these...wish they wore age appropriate clothes and lessened the gyrations...The girls are good dancers, they just need a better coach who is responsible enough to think of the outcome to her dancers and not just winning a price.”
“I was intrigued by Nokia's using nano technology and by-products as an alternative battery. I was surprised that the Flexible phone didn't look like a Nokia design- 2005 (?) Nokia's flexi concept phone was white and looked thinner. The Flexi phone in this slide show is probably an earlier version of NEC's flexi versions ( the latest version is a longer wrap around unit which is more awesome to look at).
With that said these phones are a great example of how far communication technology has come. WOW!”
“A child always belongs to the parent unless abused or the parent is good for nothing. Since Sean's mom died he rightfully stays with his father. I don't think it is right for a stepfather to care for him. Nor do I think Sean will not adjust to relocation. Children migrate with parents, it is not a unique case for a child to change residences.
He will get used to seeing his father again- the boy was born & raised in the US right?”
“@OregonBird I think you focused in on the word *money* too fast. The second statement summarized the point some of the posts made...
"The point that gruesome images now only entrtain - they used to make us sick."
What made people cringe and abhor violence then are now laughed at, obsessed upon and for some have become a addicted to. For a parent though seeing your children laugh at blood splattering and head cutting may suggest that more parental guidance is needed during and after watching anything questionable. Keep kids grounded by guiding them would be a solution to letting media and sensationalism stuff their heads with things. Again, just saying.”
“Jamie I do agree with you...the graphic details which sell to consumers spare no one not even the innocents. If you notice right under your article are suggested articles generated and labeled as 'Related News...' notice that the articles do have graphical content -go figure.
Anyway another point I would like to bring up is the article about the teenage boy who killed his brother (or another little boy), what stuck to my mind was the reference to the teener watching the series Dexter. I've only watched it once and its about a cop who moonlights as a serial killer.
The change comes from ALL of us, with families or not. parents can only do so much to safeguard their children. Media has its share of changing to do too- hey in my day it wasn't cool to even think of being like a serial killer, what were the writers thinking?
“In the interest of the early findings about his experiment, I must say WOW! But I was relieved to know he stopped when his child lost interest. Some people who like experimenting get too obsessed with proving the theory that they end up forcing the subject. I wouldn't like having a child as a test subject for his father's experiment. I must say hats off to the Mum, she posed greater influence over her child and reinforced the language her son is used to hearing everywhere. It wouldn't have been termed as wacky or even as child abuse if the father used a normal and recognized language where his son will not be alienated if he grew up with Klingon as his 1st language.
ps. This reminds me of Branden Frasier's character who had to endure being brought up in a nuclear bomb shelter by his parents (Blast from the Past). The plot was different but its having to relearn the things as it really is was tough on the character.”