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Populists' Rise In Europe Vote Shakes Leaders

Populists' Rise In Europe Vote Shakes Leaders

Commented May 27, 2014 at 02:06:02 in World

“Amen to all that! It was one of the best sites around, but is now increasingly annoying and NOT user friendly. Oh for the good old days.....”

Cary Chauvet on May 27, 2014 at 02:31:53

“We can change that. HuffPro wants us to pay others for the 'full information' rather than hire their own reporters to obtain the story. HuffPro is becoming a facade. You wonder why there are so many stories (three/four at at time) covering Kim and Kanye? It's because the Kim/Kanye PR machine is paying HuffPro and so many others to keep them on the front page. KKPR has no problem spending a million bucks on PR fees for attention articles. I know. I worked the PR industry for several years and was appalled at what $10,000 will buy in the way of media attention. HuffPro is more money hungry today then they ever were. They 'make' news and stories about Kim and Kanye bring in the looksee viewers. The real viewers looking for real stories are shuffled off to subscription sites. To end that we can drop HuffPro entirely.”
Here's How The New York Post Covered Kimye's Wedding

Here's How The New York Post Covered Kimye's Wedding

Commented May 27, 2014 at 01:59:30 in Media

“Umm no, not jealousy. These people are celebrities purely for the sake of being celebrities. It has nothing to do with their race or gender. To be truly admired I believe there must always be an element of self sacrifice for the betterment of others. I also admire people who have achieved the highest echelon in their chosen sport or profession, through hard work, commitment and dedication. In my opinion these two 'celebrities' fall into neither category.”
Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards

Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards

Commented May 23, 2014 at 23:42:28 in Arts

“No, I mean why the need to obsess over body shape at all. Whether you can accept it or not, a trim, slender body represents health and beauty, there are always exceptions but if you put 50 people in a room and asked them to 'honestly' rate the most attractive physique, that would be the standard for the majority. However, my criticism is towards the media, current website included, that obsess over women's bodies a thousand times more than they critique the male physique.”
Meghan McCain: 'I Hate Karl Rove,' His Hillary Comments Are 'Disgusting'

Meghan McCain: 'I Hate Karl Rove,' His Hillary Comments Are 'Disgusting'

Commented May 23, 2014 at 17:49:24 in Media

“I think the more important comment she made was when she questioned why people still give Karl rove attention. After that debacle on Fox when he was in complete denial about the election result, you do have to wonder why anyone would want to be politically associated with him.”
Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards

Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards

Commented May 23, 2014 at 16:48:34 in Arts

“You will find the biggest critics of women's bodies are other women. As Robert DeNiro once said "women say they feel more comfortable undressing in front of men than they do undressing in front of other women. They say that women are too judgmental, where, of course, men are just grateful””

Addam Miller on May 25, 2014 at 17:21:43

“Funny, but true”

tvelicia on May 23, 2014 at 17:14:47

“You make a good point--I have less-than-fond memories of the locker rooms in junior high and high school...:-/”
Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards

Famous Nude Paintings Get Photoshopped To Fit Today's Beauty Standards

Commented May 23, 2014 at 16:43:04 in Arts

“What is with this obsession over body shaming? Why cant we just leave women as they are, whatever their body size. It's quite obscene that women are constantly berated for being too fat, too thin, just leave it alone would you!”

AngelaQuattrano on May 23, 2014 at 19:40:00

“You mean, why do some people point out lack of representation of the figure types of most women to try to increase awareness?

Perhaps if more than one figure type was shown in fashion and beauty artists would not feel the need to illustrate that the overwhelming majority of women have figure types that are never seen in modern fashion or art.”
Don Johnson: Dakota's '50 Shades' Role Will Be 'A Blip' In Her Career

Don Johnson: Dakota's '50 Shades' Role Will Be 'A Blip' In Her Career

Commented May 23, 2014 at 01:34:51 in Entertainment

“I assume it will be as unwatchable as the book was unreadable. The writing was so bad, I actually thought it was a send-up. I have no explanation as to why this book is so popular.”
Paid 'Menstrual Leave' For Women: Special Treatment Or A Necessary Benefit?

Paid 'Menstrual Leave' For Women: Special Treatment Or A Necessary Benefit?

Commented May 21, 2014 at 04:12:07 in Women

“It is a ridiculous notion. If your menstrual cycle is causing that much discomfort that the typical medication does not relieve your symptoms, then you obviously have a serious medical condition that is going to affect your ability to get a job, like any other serious medical condition.

Apart from that, if this became common place, I doubt there is a company anywhere that will want to employ any females, period! (pardon the pun)”
Thousands Of Toddlers Are Medicated For A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries

Thousands Of Toddlers Are Medicated For A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries

Commented May 18, 2014 at 08:02:03 in Healthy Living

“I blame most of this on hypersensitive parents. They hover around their children, hand-wringing and looking for the slightest deviation to what the latest 'how to raise your child' book tells them they should expect. They then proceed to the doctor, a lot of the time demanding medication for their child, convinced that anything less would be a dereliction of their parental duties. They come away from the doctor relieved at such an easy fix to such first world problems, a pill.

Neurotic parents, neurotic children. It is a sorry state of affairs, and you have to wonder how the parents in Sierra Leon fair. They're more concerned with trivial things like civil war, clean water and disease.”
This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

Commented May 15, 2014 at 07:19:04 in Healthy Living

“So you keep saying! How do you know the experience you have is experienced the same way by others? Although to you it seems trivial and you have not been affected by it, it is extremely presumptuous to assume that it is the same for others. You have no business being so dismissive about something you are not an expert in.”
Stunning Nude Photo Series Will Make You Think Twice About The 'Ideal Body' (NSFW)

Stunning Nude Photo Series Will Make You Think Twice About The 'Ideal Body' (NSFW)

Commented May 7, 2014 at 02:26:17 in Arts

“I so agree...what is with that?!”
For Meredith Kercher's Family, Court's Reasoning In Amanda Knox Case Is A Step Forward

For Meredith Kercher's Family, Court's Reasoning In Amanda Knox Case Is A Step Forward

Commented May 5, 2014 at 16:39:08 in World

“It is understandable when you consider the trauma the family have suffered, and when you consider the information they would have been told, rightly or wrongly, by the Italian Police. The fact you cannot 'understand' the complexity of their trauma, they are most likely suffering from some form of PTSD, suggests you are unable to apply any objectivity.”
Janice Hahn Walks Out Of Event After James Dobson Calls Obama The 'Abortion President'

Janice Hahn Walks Out Of Event After James Dobson Calls Obama The 'Abortion President'

Commented May 4, 2014 at 08:09:18 in Politics

““The Creator will not hold us guiltless if we turn a deaf ear to the cries of innocent babies.”......but once those babies are out of the womb?...they're on their own.”

Robert 999 on May 4, 2014 at 08:53:15

“The US is not a theocracy.”
For Meredith Kercher's Family, Court's Reasoning In Amanda Knox Case Is A Step Forward

For Meredith Kercher's Family, Court's Reasoning In Amanda Knox Case Is A Step Forward

Commented May 3, 2014 at 09:06:12 in World

“The family want what they believe is owed to them, justice for their daughter, one way or another. You should not sit in judgment of a family that have endured such a tragedy, I cannot imagine the horror they have endured reliving through their own imaginations, their daughters last moments. Whether their grief is channeled in the right direction or not is disputable, whether you can blame them for this is not. It is perfectly understandable.”

robadeau on May 5, 2014 at 14:25:43

“It is not understandable, it is vengeance pure and simple. How can you want to take away another life when you DO NOT KNOW?”
43 Funny Moments From The Royal Family's Tour Of Australia And New Zealand

43 Funny Moments From The Royal Family's Tour Of Australia And New Zealand

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 00:45:48 in Style

“The Australians are do not front-foot it with indigenous inclusion the same way NZ does. The Aborigines are unfortunately generally kept in the background.”

cadawa on Apr 28, 2014 at 05:06:56

“.....and impoverished.”

Rusted Halo on Apr 28, 2014 at 04:50:53

“That is not correct. A large part of the trip involved indigenous Australians but is not reported in this particular article. The Uluru leg was spectacular and appreciated by many.”
Sarah Palin: 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists' If I Were In Charge

Sarah Palin: 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists' If I Were In Charge

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 00:41:28 in Politics

“Maybe, but she got faaar too close for comfort.”
Sarah Palin: 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists' If I Were In Charge

Sarah Palin: 'Waterboarding Is How We'd Baptize Terrorists' If I Were In Charge

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 00:40:15 in Politics

“...onto the world scene, we all have to put up with her nonsense.”
What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 17:56:47 in Healthy Living

“You are missing the point, but if you want to use Nationmaster as your 'source du jour', then let's conclude this debate by agreeing that the US is the most crime riddled country in the world, as reported by Nationmaster.

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Crime/Total-crimes

(you might also notice at the top of that page there is a note that says: Note: Crime statistics are often better indicators of prevalence of law enforcement and willingness to report crime, than actual prevalence..)

Proves my point that these statistics you are quoting actually prove very little.”
What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 06:02:03 in Healthy Living

“It's not one person, nationmaster gathers their information from numerous sources, and their methodology has been shown to be flawed in numerous cases. Like it or leave it....I could not care less really. You are obviously trying to make some point in your post, but anyone can pull out numbers to satisfy whatever point they're trying to make. By the way...the figures you quoted were outdated, not that it matters as they were flawed from the outset.”

srsly1 on Apr 26, 2014 at 22:07:22

“Outdated as in 2011 outdated? Ok if you say so. If you have proof of flawend methodology, please show and cite your source. Since I was called out for a source, I expect you to have one too. If you cannot provide one, you have no proof and no argument and its just your opinion. The sources were provided for the numbers given, it is your choice if you want to actually look at what they were. And why is it so hard for people to believe I have no point or agenda here. The biggest point I've made in this entire thread is that the majority of Huffpo readers like yourself cannot handle opposing viewpoints. Everything is true on Huffpo and lemmings like you will fall in lock step with anything told to you. No go on explain to the U.N. how their study had a flawed methodology.”
What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 02:39:13 in Healthy Living

“Not quite. Nationmaster collect their data from numerous sources, and there has been much dispute about their neutrality and the reliability of their sources:
- "Nationmaster also runs an online encyclopedia which appears to be nothing more than ripped off format and articles from wikipedia, except that it's not in wiki. Atheistrabbi 17:30, July 12, 2005 (UTC)" ......”

srsly1 on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:37:36

“So you just quoted something from Wiki that was a quote from a person named Atheistrabbi. So one person doesn't like Nationmaster and leaves no evidence of his claim. However, this "ripping off" of Wiki is irrelevant to the statistics shown by Nationmaster as they give the source of the data, which isn't Wiki.”
What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

What New Zealand Can Teach The Rest Of The World About Living Well

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 17:06:52 in Healthy Living

“That would be interesting.....if it were true! I live there, you clearly live in cloud cuckoo land.”

srsly1 on Apr 26, 2014 at 00:40:55

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/compare/New-Zealand/United-States/Crime

Please go and tell the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, since they were the ones to do the study. I'm sure your data is much more believable.”
12 Typical Baby Names That Are Banned Around The World

12 Typical Baby Names That Are Banned Around The World

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 17:04:19 in Parents

“Not for the kid with stupid parents it isn't.”
Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Forcibly Performing Oral Sex On Student

Special Ed Teacher Accused Of Forcibly Performing Oral Sex On Student

Commented Apr 25, 2014 at 07:17:31 in Crime

“Talk about trial by media. It is an allegation, that started with a 'rumor'. Now, if she's guilty, by all means throw her to the wolves. However, the rumor was presumably started by the young man concerned telling his mates, and at this point we simply don't know if it's true or not, that is for a jury to decide. And before you attack me, I would be saying the same thing if this were a male teacher and student.

I do not understand why this young ladies face is plastered all through the media before she has even had her day in court. Where I live this would be sub judice (under judicial consideration and therefore prohibited from public discussion elsewhere).”

Ernesto Quintero on Apr 25, 2014 at 07:37:57

“She was arrested it's the reason her image is included in the story, it doesn't prove guilt nor innocence. The USA has different laws then your countries that's all.”
Kevin Sharp Dead: Country Music Star Dies At Age 43

Kevin Sharp Dead: Country Music Star Dies At Age 43

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 05:41:48 in Celebrity

“Because he was successful and enjoyed what he did. What's your problem??”
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