“I sent Mr. Ramsey some cash ... not a lot, but what I could afford. He refused a reward early on and said if there was one it should go to the women who were held captive. I believe he's an honorable man who did the right thing when the chips were down.”
“SherrieN, I think lionzion's comment was meant to be sarcastic.”
SherrieN on May 25, 2013 at 17:11:47
“This entire situation is too tragic for the triteness of sarcasim. I spent most of my life in the Cleveland area so I understand the dynamic fairly well. I'm still waiting to see what linoz is going to really do for the women. Actions matter. To state the obvious.”
“Yes, some people develop a strong psychological addiction with mild phyiscal withdrawal with abstinence. They also lose jobs, kids, freedom, etc., over it, and continue to smoke it, when it is getting them in trouble or costing them things worthwhile. That's addiction. I've worked with people, in drug treatment, who came, due to MJ addiction. Others may smoke it without developing habitual use.”
“The time line simply doesn't work here. He's said to 76 and supposedly has been 44 years in Vietnam. That would indicate he was 32 when captured. The photos in this article and another I read indicate he was 19 when he was drafted and went overseas. That's some interesting math! There are also indications in other articles that this man has been trying to pull off this 'scam' for many years and the DOD has ruled him out via fingerprints. If you or yours were involved in the post Vietnam years you'll recognize the term "Stolen Valor".”
“She broke the land speed record after her father's last campaign to get to any show that would allow her to show her face. Opinions and points were not her strong traits, but she is blonde with big hooters that she'd as soon show as cover!”
“90%!? Please! If that were the case we'd be stepping over cancer-stricken bodies on the sidewalks. You probably also believe that a 2.3% decrease in proposed spending increases translates to armegeddon in the US.”
“Think about that will their memories be of the strippers draped upside down upon them ... or of their buddy's mother lurking in the background. At that age my mother being within 50 feet of me sent me into what felt like termnal embarrassment!”
houseiowapark on Feb 19, 2013 at 23:45:20
“I cannot imagine my mom being there and we are both watching strippers. My mom would have marched me right out of there and would have let the mom, who hired the strippers, really have a piece of her mind with no reservations, whatsoever and justifyingly so. I think the kids' memories will be a whole collage of different happenings at that fiasco. Quite a future conversation piece for them in the future. We are talking about some very poor judgement.”
“I've never (or seldom) seen the Dutchess without her lovely, open smile. It lights her face and any room she's in. This portrait with its tight lipped 'grin' ages her by years! The good news is it seems she will be beautiful long beyond her youth.”
Jan 7, 2013 at 23:54:05
“No one is in business to lose money. It's naive to think that businesses will just lay down on something like this. The option might be to lower salaries to compensate for the extra cost of healthcare, but that would cause the same cries of 'greed' from the ones with their hands out.”
nan1001 on Jan 8, 2013 at 00:13:46
“when will people understand how business runs. they will not be loosing money their profit margine might go down a little and they will not make as much money as they want to.= greed”
lcr999 on Jan 7, 2013 at 23:57:17
“Your productivity and profit are directly proportional to the number of employee hours. If you cut hours, you cut your profits, unless you plan on hiring a bunch more minimum wage workers, which is unlikely given they can't hire enough workers already.”
“Mr. Boehner has hemochromatosis, as does his mother and one brother.
Hemochromatosis type 1: A genetic disorder where too much iron is absorbed from food and it is stored in various parts of the body which can cause damage. Type 1 is the most common form of the disorder, has an adult onset and is inherited recessively.”
“Preserved fruit was used in fruitcakes because back in the day people didn't have any way to get fresh fruits easily. When my mom and dad were kids they got an apple and an orange in their Christmas stockings along with some walnuts and almonds ... it was a real treat for them. And dried fruits were expensive, leading people to only use them in special foods. Good fruit cake is delicious. It's meant to be eaten in thin slices, often it's soaked in rum for a couple weeks before serving (what you've called 'aging') or served with a rum or whiskey sauce.
Your article shows no real understanding for this traditional holiday cake!”
“in the 60s, while LBJ was president, what were known as 'mental institutions' were defunded and subsequently closed. it was then that those patients were 'main streamed' - read as: put out on the streets. Their families couldn't manage them because they were noncompliant with their medications, there weren't any facilities available for inpatient care, so out they went to fend for themselves.
i can't say what the answer is ... with the current patient rights in place it's difficult to compel an adult to remain hospitalized so that he or she can be optimally medicated and have the sort of mental health care that they need, and even when hospitalized they may refuse treatment unless there's a court order.”