“It's next to impossible to document and/or compare which decade had "fewer bullies" or "fewer suicides" because of bullying. That's pure speculation, my friend ! "Discipline" also does not have to include any kind of physical contact. I'm a 60 yr. old former Special Ed. teacher and I was forbidden by law to use any kind of physical contact when I inevitably had to discipline a student. So I had no choice but to implement different strategies. I'm also the father of two sons who are currently 22 and 17 yrs. old and I've NEVER disciplined them with ANY kind of physical punishment - EVER ! Did they ever misbehave ? Sure, of COURSE they did ! But I would revert to other tactics ie: time out, depriving them of a certain privilegde or activity they were looking forward to, etc. Also, withIn the next 24 hours I ALWAYS followed up with a
calm < key word there - one to one discussion over the incident that warrented any form of discipline to help BOTH of us understand the "rules" and the "consequences" for violating those rules. So, spare US the "spare the rod and spoil the child" strategy. Doesen't work in the long run. It can also enhance resentment and perhaps revenge tactics against the person using the "rod" as a method of discipline - especially if the rod is overused on a regular basis.”
“Let's all understand something here. As long as just ONE of your parents is a legal U.S. citizen then YOU are a legal U.S. citizen as well. That's the law ! Theoretically if one parent is a U.S. citizen then you could be born on the moon and still be a legal U.S. citizen. And what makes anyone think that IF Obama WASN'T a legal U.S. citizen that somehow that got by the Republicans, Democrats, Congress, the Supreme Court, etc., eh ? What could they say - "WHOOPS, we missed that ?" So, drop it ! Stick to the issues that matter. I won't be surprised if some Republican tries to prove that Romney is a Nobel Peace Prize recipient as well. They'll leave out that Romney got it off of some cereal box but - hey, it DOES say "Nobel Peace Prize" next to the document that Tony the Tiger is holding on that "Frosted Flakes" box ! Doesen't THAT count ? My point : stick to issues that matter - ie: the economy, foreign and domestic policies, the military, etc. AND - bottom line - remind yourself that if you don't VOTE you don't COUNT !”
75thRangers on May 30, 2012 at 16:14:54
“Bottom line is simple.
Daffy Don is once again getting the free advertising he needs when it's needed.
This ALL about the time slot he gets in Tampa. Wake up!
republicans allow it, no sack”
jrmarsh on May 30, 2012 at 16:07:56
“Steve there is a distinction between U.S. citizen and natural born U.S. citizen. One can be a U.S. citizen and not be born in the U.S. One cannot be a natural born citizen and not be born in the U.S.
Our President is a natural born U.S. citizen since he was born in Hawaii.”
“This is just ANOTHER confirmation - for ME, at least - over how capital punishment doesen't work ! In theory, capital punishment was supposed to deter those who were considering commiting crimes that were designated worthy of such a punishment. But I never believed that those who commit such crimes ever considered getting caught in the first place. And NOW with more than 2000 FORMER convicts being exonerated you don't have to be Einstein to figure out that capital punisment can potentially make the state guilty of "cruel or unusual punishment" which is forbidden by the U.S. Constitution. You want to change that ? Fine ! It would require a constitutional amendment, however, to change that. That won't happen but, regardless, do you vote ? My point : if you don't vote you don't count !”
“An outrageous story like this is a lesson to ALL us !
#1) You don't make babies unless you can afford to (and it can be lifetime scenario if you have a disabled child !)
#2) ALWAYS remember that when you "sleep" with someone (and come on - who's sleeping ?) that you're ALSO sleeping with everyone your partner has slept with. So if just ONE of those "partners" has HIV then potentially YOU can be afflicted with it as well.
THIS guy should either invest in condoms BIG time or get himself a vasectomy ASAP !
Bottom line : Being sexually active is one big responsibility. THIS guy is apparently as selfish as one can get since he's apparently concerned about HIS satisfaction over anything else.”
Tim Bon on May 19, 2012 at 09:13:09
“Wayyyyyy, to late for condoms! Go the other route!”
lynguista on May 19, 2012 at 09:10:54
“Really. And what about the disrespect of doing so many women at a time? I agree. Selfish is what it is.”
May 17, 2012 at 13:43:40
“I wasn't a big fan of disco, in general, BUT Donna Summer was pure, unmitigated, raw talent ! Case closed. That girl could SING and she made her mark in that C R A Z Y buisness. I can only speculate that she was directed IN to the disco scene by those who produced her music since disco was hot back then. I'm positive however, that she could've been produced in ANY musical category. She was truly blessed.”
Maverick69691969 on May 17, 2012 at 13:57:22
“If you listen to her music from the "Geffen" years you'll see her style of music changed.”
May 16, 2012 at 07:58:13
“I'm sure your MEANT to say - "where does that leave the remaining (90%) "
NINETY percent ! (not TEN percent (10%)".
You see, when you measure 100% of something and you remove 10% of it then your left with 90% of that "something" ! See now? See how you misread that ? It's important that you don't confuse your perception of "percents" ! You could potentially be stealing from YOURSELF when you purchase something !”
“I worked for Merrill Lynch as a minor clerk for one year while going to college at night to eventually become a teacher. I was only 19 yrs. old at the time in 1971 (that makes me currently 60 yrs. old) but I never saw such personal greed in my life before or since then. My perception of account executives was that they were out for themselves primarily. Some cared for their investors, of course, but I recall one allegedly successful broker, at least, say: "Call me anything you want. Just give me the money ! " Unfortunately, he wasn't the only broker with that kind of attitude. I readily admit that I'm not well informed about the stock market or the Dow Jones average or stock trading in general. But I have no difficulty - none - in recognizing self motivated greed and self serving tactics to satisfy that greed thanks to my experience at MLPF&S. Finally, I'm SO glad that I picked a profession in education that wasn't motivated exclusively by capitol gain as in other professions.”
May 13, 2012 at 10:37:34
“Look, the study indicated that 79.9% are happy ! So, it's obvious to the folks at Gallup that statisically 10.1% are NOT happy. Now, it looks like you might fall in to the 10.1% group and that's fine but here's a suggestion: take a pill to ease your tension and perhaps you won't be as "flabbergasted" ! Also, keep in mind that it's ONLY an obscure "study" by Gallop. Doesen't make it a "fact". Now, doesen't that make you "happy" ? Now, come on, take your pill !”
rhnconsult on May 13, 2012 at 21:14:09
“I'm thinking a bunch of the 79.1% are taking the pills, the rest are just plain stupid and don't need pills - or have invisible super best friends in the sky which is the same thing.”
“This incident could have various interpretations. Maybe Santino was trying to be friendly by getting his visitors "stoned" ! Or maybe he gets his "rocks off" by doing it. Perhaps he's geting tired of people treating him like a "monkey". No matter what just don't "monkey aound" with him. Isn't like this on the "Planet of the Apes", ya know ?”
“As a 60 yr. old male, trust me, I've seen my share of naked female breasts. Some are attractive, some aren't. But nursing ? That's just nature talkin' ! And it's been part of nature long before and since there have been human beings since the animal kingdom engages in it as well. Bottom line though, breast feeding is one of the most natural and binding aspects of any given mother/child relationship. No mother nurses their child for the purpose of arousing any male's libido, ok ! So if you're annoyed by it then don't look at it - pure and simple. Perhaps you should avoid reading TIME magazine this week as well - but only THIS week. But I applaud TIME for addressing it because I'm frequently amazed at how many people have had misperceptions of nursing to begin with - even way back in the 1900's !”
Lori Lori on May 10, 2012 at 19:36:07
“Well said. Thank you for being an enlightened and informed individual with some nice words to share. :) The women and children in your life are lucky to have you!”
“I AM guilty ! I didn't cheat on MY wife. Long before I WAS married at age 34 I had an affair with a woman who was married HERSELF when I was 24 ! But here's the lesson I learned. This affair went on for five years. She left her husband but then she put ME on the back burner by avoiding me or ignoring my calls, etc. I knocked on her door to confront her but then I heard a male voice say "Hold on' !" That did it for me. In a flash I got it ! If you get involved with a "cheater" it's only a matter of time before they'll potentially cheat on you !
I also confronted the "man in the mirror" ! I promised myself to never EVER cross that line again. Also, with HIV you need to remember that when you "sleep" with someone (and come on, who's sleeping ?) you're also "sleeping" with everyone THEY'VE "slept" with - for the past TEN years - since that's how long the virus can remain dormant. Cheating is also a two way street - I wasn't the "cheater" but I WAS the "cheetee" ! Had no buisness getting involved with her (the cheater) but I (the cheatee) DID ! Broke my heart - but I deserved it.”
cuunorris on May 10, 2012 at 09:20:45
“Aw, quit it with the STD scare tactic, willya? You haven't effectively "slept with" everyone a person you "sleep with" has ever been with - unless every one of them passed something on.
Automobiles are one of the highest causes of death in the country, and no one thinks TWICE about going for a drive - necessary or NOT.
Wear seatbelts and drive safely; wear condoms and practice safe sex.
Lighten te frig up! And live a little, okay?
"Life is a risk, whether your're flying a hot-air balloon or just getting up in the morning." - Malcom Forbes”
May 8, 2012 at 07:46:46
“Ok, ok, she IS very attractive and I'm sure she's aware of that. BUT keep in mind that there have been gorgeous women I'VE known in my life that I wouldn't trust as far as I could throw them. And there have been "Plain Jane" women that I'd walk through fire for. I'm NOT suggesting that Julia Orayen is some kind of bitch, ok ! I honestly wish her well but, guys, be careful. Don't judge the book by its cover. There are "good" and "bad" women (yes, AND men) that come in all shapes and sizes. Also, keep in mind that hopefully we all live a long life but that we ALL get old and grey - even the "10's" !”
“Of course, local politics have NO impact on rating teachers, right ? I mean, look at local boards of education. They're frequently loaded with relatives like sons, daughters, in-laws, cousins, etc
of locally elected municiple officials. Also, the smaller the town the more likely the nepotism.”
StarLady57 on Apr 7, 2012 at 13:52:15
“And check out the superintendants. There is one I know of who gets a $850 a month stipend to buy gasoline for his car. The district is so small, the schools are within 5 miles of the board office.”
“Roch Hart ! I can relate, in that, my father was a commercial photographer. In fact, this month he would've turned 100 ! ! My point : I absolutely respect what you do and how you do it. The technology overwhelms me too. Wasn't like this back in the 1900's, eh ?”
“I agree with you in theory but
#1 - The 2nd Amendment would need to be repealed and that ain't gonna happen !
#2 - Illegal gun running is out of control so - we need to deal with THAT as well.
#3 - "Hunting" can be respected. It's been done for centuries.
Now, do you vote ? 'Cause THAT'S the only way any "changes" can happen. Always remember - if you don't vote you don't count !”
Atwill on Apr 2, 2012 at 19:40:02
“the 2nd ammendment was for early Americanas who had to 1. hunt for food. 2. protect themselves from indians and red coats. it has no purpose now”
jockmama on Apr 2, 2012 at 19:23:28
1. The 2nd Amendment doesn't need repealing - just enforcement. It starts with, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State..." The Amendment was written at a time when the U.S. had no standing military, and so relied on "citizen soldiers" a la The Minutemen (the Revolutionary ones, of course). There were no National Guard armories to pass out weapons if the U.S. was invaded; every soldier was expected to bring his own. The day that America established a standing professional army, the 2nd Amendment because null and void, as "a well regulated militia" was NO LONGER "necessary to the security of a free state."
2. Illegal gun-running is NOT "out of control." It's a problem on the Mexican border, and NOWHERE else in the United States.
3. Hunting's been "done for centuries" because there were no supermarkets then. You hunted for the table, or your family turned vegetarian. This is no longer the case. A lot of hunters use the sophistry that they eat what they shoot, but that's only an excuse. They hunt nowadays for the thrill of killing living creatures. Eating or not eating is completely beside the point if they don't NEED the hunted meat to survive. Witch burning was ALSO done for centuries. So was slavery. Societies grow up, and put aside barbarous "traditions."”
blahblahyea on Apr 2, 2012 at 19:12:32
“Yes indeed and I will be owning the polls prior to election by spreading the word about voting as much as much as I can.”
“#1 - I never play the lottery. On the day after I get hit by lightning THAT'S when I'll take my chances.
#2 - IF you do win, you know who to tell aside from your accountant and lawyer ? NO ONE !
Because long lost "friends" will come out of the woodwork. "Friends" include next door neighbors, in-laws, fellow employees at work, real friends, etc. You get get the picture ? Winning a BIG one can be a BIG headache !
#3 - Buy another house (you'll be able to afford it) where no one knows anything about you ! Keep your current house in your current neighborhood if you want since you may have always liked it there but tell NO ONE that you won. You can always go to your new house in your new neighborhood to escape anyone in your current neighborhood who might find out. Finally, put me in your will for giving you this great advice, ok ? Kidding, KIDDING ! Enjoy your new status and good luck to you. Ehhhh. . .what am I sayin' ! You DID have "good luck" !”
“You might need to read the U.S. Constitution where it is forbidden for the state to engage in "cruel or unusual punishment". Your suggestion may not be "cruel" but it certainly IS "unusual" to "let them go at each other" ! Look, being locked up for the rest of whatever is LESS expensive than the death penalty since appeals can take years and a LOT of state money - which comes from you and me, of course - before executions are carried out ! And don't even THINK about eliminating the appeals process since that would affect ALL of us including you and me ! Convicts also need to grow eyes in the back of their heads to avoid OTHER convicts who are truly wacko ! Death penalties also don't "prevent" crimes since these people don't plan on getting caught - EVER ! So they don't even consider the consequences. Now, legislators determine what the "consequences" are and WE, the voters, determine who the "legislators" are ! So, do you vote ? 'Cause if you don't vote you don't count ! Case closed.”
“An atheist - fine ! You sure won't die a comedian !”
petra906 on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:52:34
“How sad that you didn't appreciate the humor in my response. However, KateInMT thought is was funny. Also, I post often on HuffPo, and I can't even count the number of times that the replys to my posts are as follows: Hahahahaha!! I'll tell you what's not funny, it's that interloper Callista injecting herself into a woman's marriage when the wife if dealing with MS. (What God hath joined together let no man put asunder.) And, the Pillsbury Dough-boy is trying to pass himself off as a converted Catholic while saying despicable things about our President. That tool knows nothing about the bible. But, as a devout Atheist, I will pray for you.”