“These must be low IQ parents!!! Piranah's should not be allowed as pets they are way too dangerous. Anyone with knowledge of these fish would never keep them as pets. If you accidently put your hand in the fish bowl when feeding them you could lose a part of your hand in seconds. Just watch s youtube film of them feeding on the flesh of other fish. Its very troubling to watch!!!”
deepintheheartoftejas on Jun 23, 2012 at 20:42:37
“Is that the Youtube video of Piranha vs Megashark? Man that was terrifying. Did you see how those piranhas tore apart that aircraft carrier in mere seconds?”
Carachama on Jun 23, 2012 at 20:32:00
“Having had my hand in piranah tanks many times (worked in an aquarium store) and having swum with them, they are generally cowardly. They eat fish, people aren't fish. Something like this is really rare even in South American waters where they are quite common. Most of the stories are made up, and most of the footage you see on television is faked.”
jhnnxn on Jun 23, 2012 at 20:24:17
“Only someone with no knowledge of them would say something so ridiculous! First of all it would take someone as uniformed as yourself to keep a Piranha in a bowl. Second of all they're the most overrated fish as far as aggression. My business is setting up and maintaining aquaria, and I never think twice about putting my arms in a Piranha tank. If you ask the natives about "perai" which is what they're called in Brazil, the first thing you're likely to hear is how good they are to eat. If you ask them what fish they're afraid of they'll tell you Stingrays and Vampire Catfish. You watch too many movies!”
“This just causes colleges and universities to drop mens programs like soccer. Thats why the USA can't win a World Cup like our women can. Nobody gives full rides for mens soccer like we do for women. Thats why our women win the world cup but our men's team almost does'nt qualify. But I like to see athletic women on TV in all sports becouse I think it is much more atractive than watching runway models. Its just that title 9 is another form of affirmative action instead of letting the market forces determine athletic scholarships. I believe in supply and demand --- just let the natural market forces work like they should.”
PirateJohn on Jun 24, 2012 at 17:19:10
“"This just causes colleges and universities to drop mens programs like soccer. Thats why the USA can't win a World Cup like our women can."
Few if any of the top men's soccer players int he world went to college. Even in the US, most of the top players go through academies nowadays.
"Thats why our women win the world cup but our men's team almost does'nt qualify"
When was the last time that the USA almost didn't qualify?”
dadoorsron on Jun 24, 2012 at 11:51:49
“The best athletes play other sports in the US. Soccer is not a top level sport in the US and will never be able to generate millions to pay players on the level of Football, Baseball, and Basketball can. If that soccer player is any good he goes to Europe!”
BacSi on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:12:41
“Name one college that has dropped men's soccer.
I'd ask for 2 or 3 but that would be far far to impossible a task.
How about one. If you can. Which I doubt.
I think you just made that up and cannot support it at all.”
BacSi on Jun 24, 2012 at 09:09:45
“First of all I have to disagree.
Woman soccer programs at most have 11 full rides to give. Over a full 4 years. The number of full rides a women's soccer program can afford to give to any one player can be counted on one finger-----if that.
Those are teams with 18 players plus injured etc they may also be getting money. You start giving out full rides to players and you have boxed yourself in.
Mens programs are in the same boat. As are most sports once you get beyond football and basketball.
Despite the fact that two of my kids played in college in soccer college soccer is a joke as far as the national team.
You may be the only soccer person in the country that puts college soccer and national team or professional career into the same comment. There is very littel relationship
The USSF and the professional teams are well on their way to a euro type of system.
And none of it has anything to do with college. As it does not in any other place in the world.
You think the Brits, the Dutch, the French------anyone out there cares about college soccer?
College soccer is for college kids.”
DaWahine on Jun 23, 2012 at 20:31:25
“College football is why there are so few men's sports in American universities.”
bahkey on Jun 23, 2012 at 20:30:33
“The best men athletes play american football and basketball.”
“My wife plays organized softball and takes it very seriously. She experimented by taking testosterone to become stronger and help her during the season to see if it would help her strength. It made her gain about 30 lbs of muscle but she also works hard with weights at the gym. It not only made her much much hornier it made her physically stronger than me despite me being 5ft11 to her 5ft7 but she weighs 190 to my 175 lbs. When we wrestle she dominates me with her very strong muscular legs and it is really humiliating and embarressing for me. She likes to keep me in the dominant leg scissor positions even after I admit a submission to her which can be a little scarry. Drugs like this can turn women into men when they workout!!!”
“I once worked for the Hotel union in NYC and I can tell you it's the same thing. Thats why room rates and hotel prices for drinks are $23 for a BloodyMary or similar cocktails. It is beyond crazy what people pay to cross bridges and take buses and subways. A busdriver once told me he made $140,000 and he told me he was worth every penny with a straight face. These jobs are almost impossible to get unless you know somebody. But it's the consumer that pays for these inefficiencies and it's way beyond the normal inflation rate.”
“I think this man had some problems but I think his verdict of life was way too harsh. I think if we closely examined some of these exaturated claims by many of these individuals on film you would see it was not as bad as most people think. Why if it was so bad didn't most of them make these claims sooner. It's the same thing with many of the priests a lot of phoneys see themselves getting rich off these class action lawsuits -- just my honest opinion.”
tarby on Jun 23, 2012 at 18:19:49
“Blaming the victims, is an old tactic....”
Daere on Jun 23, 2012 at 16:07:00
“Saying '"this man had some problems" is like saying "he might smoke & drink too much"
The man RAPED children. He is a convicted child molester That's a bit more serious than having a few "issues"
Trying to negate and gloss over what he has done as something "not that bad" or serious, really, really makes you look....awful. What kind of person thinks child rape is "not as bad as some people think?"
My "honest opinion," you need to see someone about that.”
Daere on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:43:58
“I am getting sick of having to say the same thing over and over....but here it goes:
Many of the victims DID make claims sooner...years ago. Someone talked to a school consular but was not listened to. Some parents tried to get help, that is in fact how police became involved.
This is not a new thing. People in the area seemed to know something was off (the police have been trying to get him for years)
Just because this case is now getting world wide attention, doesn't mean everyone was ignorant or unaware of its existence.
Before coming to the defense of a convicted pedophile, (and blaming the victims) it might be wise to do some research.....and perhaps some 'soul searching' & self examination.......
Why would you think ANY verdict was 'too harsh' for a person who harms children?????”
diannelynne on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:30:59
“Wow, pedophile sympathizer, now I've seen everything. I hope you don't have kids.”
Ellyllon on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:30:11
“"Not as bad..."
At this point, I found myself wishing, & not for the first time, that HP had an 'ignore user' feature.”
lillibet on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:28:55
“While Sandusky is a frightening predator, it is the fact that people can read or hear the testimony of the victims in the case and make a comment like this that is by far the bigger concern.”
HeyRemLA on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:21:42
“Your opinion may be an honest one, but so clouded in ignorance you appear a dangerous fool. "...had some problems"? The problem is people like you. Read up on Pedophilia and learn what the truth is.”
HotheadPaisen on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:21:27
“Men who chose to identify and sympathize with the rapist, rather than the child victims totally creep me out.
Hope you don't spend much time with kids...
-just my honest opinion.”
Heather Blackett on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:14:56
“"this man had some problems" is a ridiculous way to rationalize the fact that he was caught raping a little boy in a shower. He is a serial offender who set up a charitable organisation to procure vicitms, the worst of the worst of the worst.
You seem to sympathize more with child molesters than child victims.... do you "have some problems"?”
teatwerp on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:14:16
“How tragic for you to blame victims who are children”
isleptwithjoeyramone on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:12:52
“It appears from your comment that you've never been a victim of this type of abuse, and believe me, I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. But unless you yourself or someone close to you has been sexually abused, you can never begin to understand the shame and guilt that victims carry. These now young adult men were anywhere from 8-10 years old when Sandusky abused them. One of his victims did try to say something to a school counselor, but was told that Sandusky was such a good guy, he would never do something like that. A victim is so afraid of the repercussions of telling, so afraid of not being believed, that the fear keeps them silenced. This man had more than just 'some problems'; he's a sexual predator who cared nothing about the lives he destroyed.”
kingofthenet on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:08:58
“You GOT to be kidding?”
Djay0252 on Jun 23, 2012 at 15:07:30
“He was not given a sentence of life but he was guilty on so many counts and given his age he will essentially spend the rest of his life in prison”
kwright on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:59:29
“He was accused as far back as 1998. People in positions of power covered up the crimes. This did not just happen recently. It has been ongoing, perhaps as far back as1970.”
Trompe loeil on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:56:38
“Pedophile victims are often reluctant to come forward for a variety of reasons.
Molesters "groom" their victims with a combination of gifts, positive reinforcement, attention and kindness on the one hand, while using threats and intimidation to get their sexual needs satisfied. Any psychologist will tell you that an abuser who uses these techniques is very difficult to break away from. These kids came from broken homes and in desperate need of a strong father figure. Jerry Sandusky knew that and took advantage of the fact. It's the way most pedophiles operate.”
hphoenix on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:55:47
“However long his sentence is, it will still not equal the years that his victims will suffer with the memory and humiliation of being defiled and powerless to stop it.”
fashorse on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:54:22
“That sounds good, lets make sure nobody sues someone for possibly the worse harm in their entire life and to protect the people responsible for the coverup? Seriously??”
stillbarbi on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:42:28
“It's unbelievable that you are defending this man, and think the sentence was too harsh.”
aleks356 on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:42:19
“To answer your question, victims often feel shame, fear, guilt, and isolation and it may take considerable time for them to work through this and feel able to report and testify.”
Kevin Cunningham on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:41:11
“And it's a sickening opinion.
There is no way to be in favor raping children.
Sandusky raped children. There is only rape, a child can't consent.
How can any one defend what Sandusky did?”
aleks356 on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:38:07
“Sounds like you honestly minimize the heinousness of these crimes and, by extension, offer some justification for them.”
GlenRastell on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:36:05
“You know absolutely nothing about how serial pedophiles operate or of the psychological effects on the victims. Hopefully you'll never be on a jury because you lack the mental capacity to make such an important decision.”
Avalanche3600 on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:32:54
Years in prison for a multiple child rapist is too harsh????
Are you freaking serious?????”
Indie Mom on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:31:53
“Read up on child abuse .. especially with vulnerable, young victims. Some go to their grave after a lifetime of never telling anyone. "Who would believe a kid?" That's what children think when being abused by authority figures .. be it a parent, teacher, priest, or famous football coach.”
Socrmom on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:28:45
“Then obviously you were never a victim of molestation. I was molested by my adopted brother when I was 9 or 10. I didn't know what sex was and I certainly didn't know what he was doing was illegal. All I knew was it was gross and disgusting. It wasn't until I was in my 20s that I looked back and realized what actually happened. And of course I didn't tell my parents at the time, how could you expect an 11 year old to describe such a situation. Especially against a famous and powerful man. Your "honest" opinion is worthless.”
rflctammt on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:28:01
“"it was not as bad as most people think."
I actually hope you're just trying to start something here.
Otherwise I'd hope you or someone you love got to be on the receiving end of that kind of trauma, but that would make me a sick person, and I'm not.
Grow some empathy.”
SteveDenver on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:27:19
“In other words, you're blaming the victims for waiting so long and accusing them of being gold diggers.”
Martampa on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:27:14
“Are you playing with a full deck? Blame the victims seems to be your "honest opinion."”
stsimonskp on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:23:30
“I appreciate your honestty but what a curious situation in which to show mercy. His victims cannot escape his legacy of shame and horror and the sentence is better than fair. If he had done those things to my little boy (but he wouldn't have-he carefully selected and groomed and courted and abused the least protected children-those who had had few options for help or support) I would have killed him. Just being honest.......”
nmcginni on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:23:00
“You need to read some books on abuse and it's victims. There are many things you will learn.
You won't go spouting off that this was too harsh.”
BeasleysMom on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:22:41
“May god help you. There is nothing more heinous than someone who sexually preys on children. That is my opinion -- shared by the majority of civilized sane people.”
nikanj on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:18:49
“It was worse than people think.
Most people have no clue that for this type of 'man-boy love' predator,
an ultimate goal is to groom the boy to be the active partner in the relationship.
And that is something that boys will never, ever admit to. Even to themselves.”
Monte Mathews on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:16:14
“Are you out of your mind? 10 men corroborated each other's stories! And the ultimate was the confession of the man's own son to his own abuse. The world will be a better place when people like you stop standing behind this horrendous individual and all the miserable perverts like him.”
Milliedail on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:16:08
“How many individuals should it take? 1, 2, 3 or more. If Sandusky had been found guilty in only one instance, that would be one instance too many!!!”
SGillLondonUK on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:15:05
“Warped logic much??? LIfe was way to harsh????? Maybe you would have a different opinion if you were one of his victims. Its that kind of attitude that allows sex crime to continue”
“Life is too short to worry about politics its not life and death like a large percent of people believe it to be. People get so stressed out and I'am sure everyone on any of these shows has already formed their political opinions so why argue about such trivial matters. I'am going to play a round of golf and then get a rubdown at massage envy at night go out to eat at a nice restaurant. I will not watch TV or read any newspapers and I'am one of the happiest people alive!!!”
tuga on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:22:55
“BS! ...and here you are on HP joining in the conversation.
...and you really think that the decisions our political leaders make are not life and death?”
PivotalForce on Jun 23, 2012 at 14:22:01
“Politics isn't about life and death? Then you must not currently need medical care, be in the military, be close to social security age, or have college loan debt.”
“I don't understand what is so bad about a young hot teacher 22yrs old giving a BJ to an adult male only 5yrs younger especially if she is good looking. This is not murder folks.I wish a few of the young really hot one's did it to me to stimulate my motivational juices when I was a high school senior!!! We need to live more like they do in Amsterdam and Denmark -- no wonder why they are the happiest people in the world. Life is short loosen up folks and don't be so inhibited by your religions and fanily pressures just live life!!!”
“I like how he takes on the Unions and calls a spade a spade. WE could do away with so many overpaid and unneeded police and fireman. As for teachers just hire what is needed and run slightly larger classrooms.It was always one of the easiest majors in college for kids who could not cut it in the harder majors.So I really don't understand why we pay them so much?”
coham61 on Jun 19, 2012 at 02:12:16
“You REAL stupid, but you know that already.”
pep1 on Jun 18, 2012 at 20:18:40
“Those DISGUSTING UNIONS... those lousy schoolteachers, firefighters... they are the cause of our financial meltdown. Let's see SteamKing take on a classroom and see what he can 'learn 'um”
Joster GG on Jun 18, 2012 at 20:16:10
“What? You try teaching a room full of fifty ignorant RW kids.”
“I think what we should do is raise taxes on the poor just think how much money we could raise. We need regressive taxation so they don't notice as much. The plan raise taxes on cigarettes and liquor also raise tolls on transportation such as bridges and tunnels. I'am being sarcastic but that is the way the GOP thinks when doing back room strategies.”
usereasonalready on Jun 18, 2012 at 20:13:31
“Just about all the tax schemes in the various States are quite regressive. Taking into account sales taxes, gas taxes, property taxes, DMV licensing taxes, etc, the poor pay a much much higher percentage of their income in taxes than do the wealthy:
Jun 18, 2012 at 09:46:31
“If you look at men on stage in their 50's and 60's they can still be respectable like Bruce Springstein. But when the women such as Madonna try to push the geriatric envelope and overdue the sexy part it makes most people just want to puke. They say if you've got it flont it but if not hide it. Well at this point Modonna should hide it. Her music is still good but that young act must go.”
lawlibrarian on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:04:46
“Paul McCartney is 70 today! He has aged like fine wine and still has class. I would pay just about anything to see him again. There lies the difference, he acknowledges his age and knows we will love him no matter what. That is called CONFIDENCE.”
Jun 18, 2012 at 09:12:33
“Modonna seems to be slipping a bit regarding her looks.She is very flat chested and boyish looking. When you are in your 20's or 30's you can get away with that look on stage but when your heading towards 60 it just does not look very good unless you are performing at a nursing home. She looks like a female version of Mic Jagger on stage --- they are legends in their own minds mentally. They must listen to Tony Robbins too much. Their minds and confidence of themselves are 20 but their bodies are 60. Nothing wrong with great self esteam but if overdone in the public it looks a little silly.”
Ronnie Nichols Jr on Jun 18, 2012 at 09:31:53
“Flat chested? Obviously you haven't seen her SEX book...”
“It's almost humorous when I watch a basketball game these days and I like the trend. All of the white folks pay hundreds of dollars to watch the brothers display their superior skills. The only White boys you see are sitting on the bench or in the stands.”
“I have been to the state college PA. area and things are very backwoods. All the people do is talk about Penn State Football and they treat the coaches and water boys like Gods. I have seen the grown up 60 yr olds asking the football players for their signitures and I have never seen this on any college campus. Most of the town is surrounded by farmland and woods and most of them live off the land. I can see how the staff and local people would let him go unchecked becouse of the worship cult like atmosphere. I don't like to say negitive things about dead people so I will stop here.”
mira chancleta on Jun 18, 2012 at 08:15:03
“...it also exists at the University of Iowa, Iowa State, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Notre Dame, U-Michigan-Ann Arbor and many other schools that cater to and cow-tow to the checkbooks of athletic "supporters" who drive the trustee and administrations all the way to the parking lot keg line...sad, but too true.”
“Lindsay is a hot white women with loads of acting ability this makes the other ugly chicks and the educated homely types very jealous. It happens all the time in my workplace when a hot women gets hired they always make things tough with rages of jealousy.”
IamYourDrillThrall on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:16:46
“Sure, "SteamKing"...do you clean carpets for a living?
Lindsay is a naturally attractive girl, but her appearance has taken a decided downturn in recent years. She is puffy, bloated, and looks much older than 25. Plus she is a very heavy cigarette smoker, which is terrible for a woman's skin (for anyone's skin, for that matter!).
I don't know ANYONE who is jealous of Linday Lohan. Her numerous problems with drugs alcohol, car accidents, probation violations, FIVE stints in rehab, meddling parents, a father with his OWN well publicized substance abuse problems, and a mother who was photographed once VERY drunk and french-kissing her own daughter...all I can say is "UGH."
Who would be jealous of THAT? There is more to life than having long hair.”
“We need to support our Jewish neighbors in the middle east with more aid and military help as Romney says. We cannot afford an anti-semetic president any longer as he does nothing for Israel. The Jewish American lobby is very rich and powerful in this country and we need to flex our muscle. The USA gives why too much money to support countries much less relevent to the USA and this should not be tolerated as many of them are enemies to Israel. We need to also set up our troops on Israels military bases and get our troops ready to fight against Iran.”
PrunellaC on Jun 17, 2012 at 18:03:19
“No we don't -- we need to take care of things at home first.”
maninthebooth on Jun 17, 2012 at 17:35:01
“More neocon claptrap. If we had a draft, Republicans wouldn't be so reckless.”
Daly on Jun 17, 2012 at 17:33:00
“Unfit is being paid 17m to say and do exactly what Aldermen wants . Seems to me 17m would be a nice start to peace talks over there but saber-rattling is what the selection of bebe and peace efforts of feeding the USA bulldog that is unfit”
Jun 17, 2012 at 15:41:19
“Modonna really looks past her prime she is like most women her age she knows its over but her mind and ego will not let her believe it. Just like an aging athlete tring to make a despirate comeback. I hear she is also known as one of the biggest celebrity cheapskates along with Tiger Woods when you do a google search. That does not make me a fan of a person this rich.”
Adamsmommy on Jun 17, 2012 at 16:46:12
“BACK THE TRAIN UP!!! Like "most women her age she knows its over." I am 58 yrs old and let me assure you that like most women my age I am still living life to the fullest! How insulting to mature women can you be??”
“Thats the problem with Unions its all based on seniority and a lot of them are protected by tenure and the race card. It is also true sometimes when you get a standout quality worker a lot of the rank and file get jellous at the hard worker over achieving types becouse it causes them to have to up their games to look good. So if the person does anything wrong they all are waiting to put fuel on the fire.”
jgdyogiangel on Jun 17, 2012 at 20:50:57
“You could not be more wrong. Teachers are not a competitive lot. We are for the most part givers, and helpers and nurturers. We share ideas, lessons, experience and help each other all the time. I'm sure this teacher got a lot of help from senior teachers and helped and gave ideas to other teachers. No one is jealous of her, we delight in good teaching. What we don't delight in is the public thinking they know it all from listening to politicians, billionaire donors and think tank geniuses who have never taught a day in their lives nor taken an education course, nor stepped into a classroom in years. Seriously, we are very very sick of it.”
tazmodious on Jun 17, 2012 at 16:13:20
“With this attitude and misunderstanding you will wonder why teachers and principals will ignore you everytime.”
“I do think my brother Tiger will come from behind and leave the white boys in the dust. He will prove once again the black man is the best athlete. You can tell the other golfers get scared when tiger is in the hunt and gets close. Its time once again for Tiger to shake up these rich wussy white boy country club types.”
Meerkatx on Jun 17, 2012 at 19:05:16
“Tiger victories in majors and tigers the cat have something in common. Both are rare and endangered now days.”
“Nobody really likes War but I do think they are making a big mistake by embracing the Israel Lobby becouse its fund raising time. Romeny has many of these very rich Jewish lobbiest in his hip pocket and wants more of them so he must talk tough. Unfortunatly its the US taxpayer that gets stuck for paying to defend these useless wars. We have not accomplished much in the middle east dispite laying out $2 trillion since 911. The Jewish American lobby may turn out costing the GOP more votes in the end becouse a lot of non-Jewish Americans like myself see through these dollar wasting subsities. I'am in the middle and this one issue has me leaning towards voting for Obama. The GOP wants to make Israel our 51st State all for campaign contributions. I do think in the long-run it would be cheaper to give them Alaska or Hawaii but I still think they would not be satisfied.”
“Its really assame so many of these Penn State cult like people from State College PA. gave this strange man a free pass just becouse he had ties with PS football. The people from that area need to find more of a life outside of that environment -- there is another life to live outside of we are Penn State and those boring blue and white colors. I'am from Pittsburgh and I'am glad to see that JP Cult end. Maybe now some of them can be mainstreamed and find their is a real life outside of PS football and milking their goats.”
“Be careful what you do or say in the public becouse the World has become 1 big TMZ like tabloid. We live in an age of cell phone camera's and a lot of Media types and gossipy people who twist the truth to get a scoop on their enemies. Just take the advice of a lot of people with media experience if you notice most of them are experts at keeping their privacy.Another piece of advice --- stay away from Facebook and other social media. I can tell you it cost me from getting hired in the hotel business in NYC. Why? becouse the employer did not like my facebook page!!!”