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Stuart Chaifetz, Father, Puts Wire On Son With Autism, Records Verbal Abuse From Teachers (VIDEO)

Stuart Chaifetz, Father, Puts Wire On Son With Autism, Records Verbal Abuse From Teachers (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 19:45:07 in Education

“you realize that since teachers also have homework to do, they generally work about 9-10 hours a day? $40k a year is about $15 an hour. I worked in a warehouse for Christmas once and got $14. You are really making the argument for them.”

starztruck4u on Apr 26, 2012 at 20:36:23

“You didn't mention the AVERAGE pay for warehouse work. Where did you learn math ? Or did you ?

$40,000 is about 19 dollars an hour on a 40 hour week. Don't tell me they work 10 hours a day...you forget summer vacation. Average that in.”
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Student, 9 Years Old, Suspended For Sexual Harassment, Calling Teacher 'Cute' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 6, 2011 at 20:45:02 in Education

“I do not think that a third offense (even a minor one) is a no tolerance policy, mind.”
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French Parents: Vive La Difference?

Commented Jan 30, 2012 at 19:55:32 in Parents

“it was a 3-day field trip, not a 3-year-old child. School starts there at age 6 or 7, so preschool can be much later than you are assuming. My biggest bet is that it will be, at the very least, post-toilet training.”

xlmic on Feb 7, 2012 at 14:37:54

“School does NOT start there at 6 or 7 years old. Kids are in nursery school often from before the age of 3, and certainly BY the age of 3. I'm with Motherlandsorg. For the most part French adults are a miserable, 'stuck' bunch whose life paths were set in cultural stone when they either went the university track or the trade track at around the age of 14. We Americans really romanticize the French life. For kids, it is a life of bullying and expectations and very little freedom. Unless you are one of the bullies.”

Motherlandsorg on Jan 31, 2012 at 03:25:26

“Well, that's a relief.”
The Hot Zone For Serious Foodies: Boston's South End

The Hot Zone For Serious Foodies: Boston's South End

Commented Dec 15, 2011 at 21:57:03 in Travel

“Javed: the title of the article is 'The New Hot Zone'. Even if you are passionately devoted to the listed restaurants, there is *nothing* in this that makes this some new destination. She says 'have opened Myers + Chang', like that is something new...it opened in 2007 - almost 5 years ago. Most of the restaurants named are 10-15 years old. If one is pushing new food spots that were wastelands recently, far better would be to direct people to Boylston near Fenway (Tasty Burger and Citizen Oyster House), or if you must stay in SouthBoston, to Fort Point (Barbara Lynch's Menton/Sportello/Drink), or risk heading north to Kendall, which has had a half dozen openings in the last 3 months, and 13 in the last 18.

This is...well, several gourmands have noted that this is really old hat. It would have gone unremarked if it wasn't being pushed as new and exciting.”
Draft Cocktails, Coming Soon To A Bar Near You?

Draft Cocktails, Coming Soon To A Bar Near You?

Commented Sep 9, 2011 at 19:18:08 in Home

“Most people already drink draught cocktails - anytime you have a punch, including sangria, or anything that has been batched, you are already drinking pre-prepared things, and ALL bars do some of this. They just aren't calling it that. That said, I would still want the bartenders on site prepping things...I would not want it to come fresh from the vats at Seagrams. But for things that should be made ahead of time (like that sangria, which does much better if it has an hour or two with the fruit, but should be served with fresh fruit in the drink, not the stuff that has been soaking), it is not a bad thing for it to be prepped and stored in a keg.”
Ricky Gervais Disses 'The Office' Finale: 'If You're Going To Jump A Shark, Jump A Big One'

Ricky Gervais Disses 'The Office' Finale: 'If You're Going To Jump A Shark, Jump A Big One'

Commented May 21, 2011 at 21:48:30 in Entertainment

“It's called ACTING Mr. Gervais, ACTING.

seriously, go search youtube for Gervais and Elmo. It's hysterical. When someone scores a point off Gervais, he's giggling harder than anyone around.”
Ina Garten's Thanksgiving Recipes Featured In Unprecedented Google Doodle (PICTURE)

Ina Garten's Thanksgiving Recipes Featured In Unprecedented Google Doodle (PICTURE)

Commented Nov 23, 2010 at 16:49:59 in Technology

“Actually, this Doodle is only served to people on US IP addresses. If you're on a non-US based IP, Google redirects you to the local site, like google.co.uk, etc., where it is not featured. Americans don't see the Canada Day doodles, for example. This is perfectly reasonable.”
Facebook's 'Next Generation' Email, Messaging Service: What It Means For You

Facebook's 'Next Generation' Email, Messaging Service: What It Means For You

Commented Nov 15, 2010 at 18:21:40 in Technology

“Huh. They reinvented Trillian, huh? and only 10 years after Cerulean Studios invented Trillian.”
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Help Restore Sanity... and Win a Free Flipcam!

Commented Oct 19, 2010 at 14:21:50 in Home

“I'm a canadian citizen, american resident since 1994, who will be coming to the Rally; because I'm unemployed, I'm taking the MegaBus from Boston, catching the HuffPost Busout in NYC; it'll be about 14 hours of travel and waiting, but it'll be totally worth it.

I'm hoping to bring sanity to America by taking the plunge....and becoming a citizen, so I can put my money where my mouth is, and VOTE in 2012.”
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Michelle Fonville Charged Extra By Georgia Nail Salon For Being Overweight (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 22, 2010 at 18:41:22 in Style

“Actually, since the airlines' policies are well known, if inconsistently applied, and this was an unposted charge tacked on by the manager (who was not there when the customer was first accepted), it's actually *completely* unlike that.”
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My Abortion: It's Time to Tell

Commented Jun 2, 2009 at 11:49:00 in Healthy Living

“I did this last night, at the Boston vigil; I had never told anyone but my friends about my abortion, and last night...I told 500 people about it. It's my pledge to honour Dr. Tiller that, now that I'm ready to tell people, I will not hide it from people when the subject comes up. It's not 'a choice'; it was *my* choice, and I will own it.

I know many women can't; I was in a lot of pain from this personal decision afterward. I don't want women to talk when they need to keep their pain to themselves, but when we can...we should make sure that it's known that the choice isn't theoretical; it's a choice that a third of all women have made, and we aren't some vague symbol....we're people you know.”

hp blogger Tamar Abrams on Jun 2, 2009 at 12:06:10

“Stephanie, bravo for your courage! Knowing how hard it was to write this blog, I can only imagine the fortitude it took to stand up in front of 500 people and tell your story. I hope your story, and mine, and all the stories will become deafening. What is personal must now become political in honor of Dr. Tiller and of women everywhere. Thanks so much!”