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James Holmes, Alleged Aurora Shooter, Makes First Court Appearance

James Holmes, Alleged Aurora Shooter, Makes First Court Appearance

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 00:19:23 in Crime

“Actually, I worked for a prison system, so no, it's not my first time seeing evil. I've actually seen things that may shock even you. This type of comment which is meant to be argumentative and cause someone to strike back is exactly why I opted to not read anything on here for a long time. I thought I'd take a chance and see if the posters had matured a little. The fact that this doesn't seem to cause concern to you, it seems to be taken as "just evil" and generalized is a scary thought. But...to each his own belief I guess...I put him up there with Manson myself...and yes that was horrible and unthinkable. Killing people and setting traps and the like is not something that is just a daily thought, therefore, it would be "unthinkable", and if someone put you in a small room like the victims were and you faced what they did, you would be "horrified", so I would not call this mere "evil". but I appreciate your thoughts. I will consider them carefully. Thanks!”
James Holmes, Alleged Aurora Shooter, Makes First Court Appearance

James Holmes, Alleged Aurora Shooter, Makes First Court Appearance

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 22:13:30 in Crime

“This is horrible! It is obviously premeditated, even if he is insane. I am sitting here thinking he didn't really do this because looks like he is trying to be the riddler "on the box" from a couple of movies back? His hair is even the same color. It is unreal that someone barely old enough to possess a firearm could have amassed such an arsenal and set all this up and everyone is acting like they are surprised he would/could do it. He has the affect of a statue. Speechless!!!! There are just not words for this...it is just unthinkable!”

fergiesmom2 on Jul 23, 2012 at 22:59:20

“Probably what he wants everyone to think about him.”

S Daniel on Jul 23, 2012 at 22:41:00

“First time seeing evil, huh?

You must be a "progressive."”
Nutmeg Overdose Blamed For Swedish Man's Spitting Attack

Nutmeg Overdose Blamed For Swedish Man's Spitting Attack

Commented Apr 1, 2012 at 23:08:09 in Weird News

“Actually...I don't think I could buy this one...although nutmeg in high quantities can cause a "high" effect....the spitting would be very out of character. Medically, nutmeg works on the central nervous system and decreases salivation...so he should have had a very dry mouth and spitting should have been difficult. If this had been a one time incident where he wasn't aware of it, I would say they should give him some understanding, but it sounds like this is something he does frequently and needs to be held responsible for. It does sound strange to us to think of it, but if you watched the video, it is true, many things we eat do have traces of harmful things in them. Everyone loves anything "organic" it seems today, I just smile and remember to myself...cyanide, arsenic and many others are completely "organic", but for that matter, we have naturally occurring growth hormones...I'll just hush. I believe this man needs to be held responsible, he knew what he was doing, this wasn't an accident.”

uniqumm on Apr 8, 2012 at 05:46:12

“A reasoned post.

But, I suspect it was just mis-attribution by an individual who is psychotic to begin with.”
Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 21:25:20 in Books

“It's okay...I'm all for listening to venting with an understanding ear...go right ahead...I'm here...just please add the word "vent" at the top so I'll know. Everyone needs to let off a little steam now and again, and it's good to be able to help a person out when they need to do that. I wish you the best. Have a great night! Maybe we'll cross paths again sometimes.”

Amanda Willenborg on Mar 14, 2012 at 23:39:35

“I'm not sure I was venting. I'm a college student, so everything I say tends to come out in long, drawn out paragraphs. I probably just wanted to share my sociological/historical knowledge on people who can't physically cut me off. I tend to go off on tangents on certain things. History/sociological pressures is just one of them.”
Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 10:18:58 in Books

“Amanda, I am a little confused in your reply. I didn't say anything against the Jewish Nation. I simply said I was a Christian and I simply said if people would read they will find out that the Jewish people are the people God will restore according to the Bible. Not sure what the sense of attitude toward my comment is about at all. My family was from France (huguenots), they owned a cargo company, they brought many Jewish families still intact to the United States in their ships to e"scape"....so if your venting is toward me, please direct it in another path. I wish you well, have a great day!”

Amanda Willenborg on Mar 14, 2012 at 18:08:13

“I'm venting? Huh. Sorry about that? Didn't mean for it to sound like that, honest, I'm not even sure what I was trying to do with that. I think I just wanted to talk? Hell if I know what I meant.”
Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Commented Mar 14, 2012 at 10:01:00 in Books

“I ask rhetorical questions of why. The evil of the heart of man leaves my mind whirling. Maybe it's because the thing that I can't tolerate is a lack of empathy. I want to believe everyone began as good and they were changed, but, I believe that man is born with evil in them and they must be taught to overcome that. I guess most people believe the opposite, that people are innocent and then made to be evil. Maybe I am just a strange person in a world that no longer believes as I do. Maybe everybody is a "special person" and we must treat them as such. I was taught we are not the only dancing bear in the zoo and if we decide to get upset and walk away, there is another one to walk up right behind us, so it does no good to behave badly. I wish these things were not stretched out to cause so much destruction and torture. As I recall, it has never taken anyone years to tell me to stop doing something. I got my rear end spanked and I stopped. Took about 5 minutes, a few tears and that was it. The lady in this story survived and still finds joy and happiness. I think that is so wonderful. She has held no grudge. The rest of the world is angry, she has a right to be, but she talks of lessons learned and happiness. How wonderful is that.”
Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 22:36:06 in Books

“fehc, I appreciate the amount of respect in your reply. I return that in saying I respect you also, my grandmother was a Perlier, a french huguenot, that actually worked with many to assist the Jews during that terrible time. That is some of my family that is still over there. There are those that came to this country in 1687 to escape religious persecution also. You are right about wars and resources, I fully agree, Hitler was obsessed with a man named Martin Luther who was a priest that had broken away from the conventional church because he believed that salvation was a gift of God, not something earned. Hitler studied him and Friedreich Niechie which were two totally different ends of the spectrum, and I personally believe that is what mein kampf (roughly translated-my struggle) is about, his utter confliction. His mental "illness" of abusiveness and hate. He really hated everyone but himself and in the end, I think he even hated himself. Thanks for the reply. I hope you have a great night.”

fehc on Mar 13, 2012 at 23:28:47

“Right back at you - be good!”
Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Alice Herz-Sommer, Oldest Holocaust Survivor: How Music Gave Hope During WWII

Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 20:08:29 in Books

“To have a different opinion is fine, but to outright hate. When one person hates another, what makes them any different than the person they are hating? I believe there has to be wars, because no two people will always agree, and without a battle, no definitive rules will ever be set down, but after the battle, after the rules are set...accept it and let it go. I believe that ANY country that are trying to torment another are wrong. I myself am a Christian, and it has always concerned me that different faiths are always trying to destroy eachother. Why? Why did Hitler have to hate the Jews? What exactly did they do to him? Nothing, he was a dictator, and just like the majority of the dictators, he had a serious mental disorder of his own that drove him to mistreat others. If don't want to be the barer of bad news to anyone, but if you really want to understand a few things..from the Christian view that is, and I won't try to force you to believe it, that is up to you and God. I am just spreading The Word...Jesus fulfilled the Mosaic law, so the Gentiles could find salvation, as for the Jews...read the book of Joel...find out what it says about God's chosen people, and how he will restore them. Hitler and many others may be surprised one day. God bless this talented lady!”

GOODDOC1 on Mar 14, 2012 at 01:09:10

“Hitler chose the Jews as scapegoats, for what was happening in Germany since they lost WWI. They were easy targets. He also targeted Gypsies, Poles (actually, the inhabitants of any country Germany conquered), the disabled -- basically, he was a bully who targeted anyone who was weaker than he was!”

fehc on Mar 13, 2012 at 22:04:36

“Know this the church sat on the side lines in europe during most of W.W.II. Did minimal to nothing to prevent the rounding - up and slaughtering of the jews russians gypsies. That people disagree has very little to do w/ wars - they are fought for minerals, energy, resourses, and land - people are used as pawns and scapegoats by govts.to oversimplify things so the "common man " has something to identify with and " rally" around -peace to you!”

Amanda Willenborg on Mar 13, 2012 at 20:57:01

“I'm guessing that the hundreds of years of Christian's scapegoating the Jews for every little thing also had something to do with why Hitler focused so much on the Jews. Seriously, throughout practically the entirety of Christian history, they've been using the Jews as scapegoats for anything that goes wrong: Oh, your goat died, well it was the Jews' fault! The Black Plague killed half of Europe's population, it's those damn Jews again! (This is what people, Christian's believed during different periods of history, not my personal opinion. I happen to like Jewish people very much.) Hitler picked the groups that were on the fringes of society, that most people/nations already didn't like very much: Jews (see above), Gypsies (Well, nobody liked them. They still don't). All the other groups (gays, handicapped) were persecuted already. He just went after the easy targets.”
Stephen Chalmers' 'Dump Sites' Serves As Art & Tourist Attraction (PHOTOS)

Stephen Chalmers' 'Dump Sites' Serves As Art & Tourist Attraction (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 11, 2012 at 21:50:50 in Travel

“I have patiently waited on any reply post before a response because I felt that what I have in reply would have been missed otherwise...the reason for my saying what I did is simple...I'll not get too intense due to censorship, but about 3 years ago, my husband's "healthy" interest and hobby of firearms turned into obsession after he was laid off from work and had plenty of time to research them. A year later, I found myself one night with a husband suffering a break from reality because of that same obsession and I on the business end of a gun. Fortunately, he backed down and did not pull the trigger, he has been in therapy for 2 years, but believe it or not...to this day..he still says he doesn't have a problem, he has a hobby and the rest of us in the world don't understand him. The psychiatrist won't agree to him having a gun again, but he continues to research them in preparation for when the infrastructure breaks down. My husband, who I am so proud of (honestly, with all my heart), was in the military and was also in law enforcement, he is retired out now, but when a person begins saying they were going up and down the coast and doing research on different things and seeking these things out...it is troubling to me. And for Manson...I don't go by looks.”
Stephen Chalmers' 'Dump Sites' Serves As Art & Tourist Attraction (PHOTOS)

Stephen Chalmers' 'Dump Sites' Serves As Art & Tourist Attraction (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 8, 2012 at 20:29:41 in Travel

“The strange thing about most pursuits that lean toward the abnormal seem to be that there is nothing that separates the investigatee from the investigator except a piece of paper that says you've been to school to study it. obsession is obsession whether it is bodies, expensive jewelry, or bits of yarn to make the worlds largest ball of string. An interest is okay...this guy sounds a little obsessed to me, and anybody that becomes too obsessed with anything at all...eventually becomes dangerous with it. He studies it too much, he will start to understand them, then he will start to sympathize with them...then....who knows? Nobody just started out that way...there had to be a first time. I think I'll just keep my distance and let those of you who think he is interesting follow him around to see if he changes or not. Sounds like a good halloween story.”

maybesomeday on Mar 11, 2012 at 05:02:40

“I have a pretty significant interest in serial killers and the victims they choose. It doesn't mean I'm going to become a part of that interest on a personal level. I'm not going to go into my kitchen and view the knives in my butcher block and say oh what pretty knives these are.

I would rather think my interest in them is more a way of me trying to understand them on a psychological level.

Look at Charles Manson for instance. He's in prison for the rest of his life and he didn't kill anyone, yet he was charged as if he did. He looks evil therefore he must be!”

emmasdolly on Mar 10, 2012 at 16:45:36

“I think if he has "sympathy" for anyone, it's the victims. People want to forget violent crimes, where they happened, and who they happened to. I think it's a nice tribute to take a beautiful photo and name it after someone who shouldn't be forgotten. Also, the photos show that nature goes on and cleanses itself.”

jp83 on Mar 9, 2012 at 00:44:50

“That would be rather rare if the photographer changed from these experiences. I'm not saying it's impossible, but the type of killers he is following have a sociopathic tendency that doesn't necessarily come from nurture. It is a part of the brain that develops (or under-develops) at a relatively young age. I'm sure Chalmers (the photographer) will be just fine.”
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Baby Goats Hopping (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 22:37:35 in Green

“How sweet!!! It's hard to find anything that can compare to a born and raised country girl...she's on a good path. Not everybody can say they ran with the goats. This is so adorable. I'll bet if they stay around her as they grow up, they will consider her one of their own and they will look after her. When my son was little we had a mean bull that wouldn't let anybody have anything to do with him at all, but he would always come to the fence and call to my son when he was outside, one day..I cautiously walked a little closer and he licked my sons leg. A few days later, my son was out the door before I could tie my shoe and under the fence, in a panic I saw him head straight for that bull, but instead of running him, the bull laid down on the ground and my son climbed on his back and was rubbing his head, the bull was making all kinds of grunting sounds like he loved having his head scratched. They just had a bond, but if I was outside calling my son to come inside from the backyard and the bull thought I was calling him in the wrong tone, he would come to the fence and give me "the eye". He protected him...how about a 1200 pound body guard. Keep the goats with her...they'll protect her always. They're precious.”
The Most Sleep-Deprived And The Most Well-Rested Jobs

The Most Sleep-Deprived And The Most Well-Rested Jobs

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 19:45:24 in Healthy Living

“I agree with you 100%!!!”
The Most Sleep-Deprived And The Most Well-Rested Jobs

The Most Sleep-Deprived And The Most Well-Rested Jobs

Commented Mar 6, 2012 at 19:44:35 in Healthy Living

“Good old hard working everyday nurses should be listed up there too Michael Lindung...Not just "night shift". You come in before the doctor, you get things ready, the doctor walks in and you immediately go from the person you were to the child that has to ask to take a blood pressure. Then you have someone stand over you most of the day that won't even write their own prescriptions but signs them as they did, you look up the hundreds of codes to tests as someone stands over your shoulder saying "do you have that yet" and "you know my next patient just came in"...and you want to say well...yeah..if you would maybe write your own stuff I could put them in a room for you, then you are asked to "skip" your lunch without pay because a patient has decided to keep the doctor for an hour about something other than medicine, then the doctor says at 5, "i'm so tired, I'm going home" "see you tomorrow", and they leave you with your mountain of work to finish. You go home and can't sleep from worrying if you have it all done. Plus the normal worries of life. I can't sleep without ambien. The articles of "how to get a more restful nights sleep" only stress me out worse...I'm gonna hush!”
Brandon Harris, Atlanta Man, Dies During Videotaped Sleep Study (VIDEO)

Brandon Harris, Atlanta Man, Dies During Videotaped Sleep Study (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 22:01:36 in Crime

“First let me ask, If you are overwrought why would you make sure the media called you "Sunshine"? Second, In a sleep study they do have you on your back, that is the biggest part of the study. When you are on your back, your tongue relaxes and falls back and blocks the airway, the pallet relaxes and falls backwards, we can all attest to that by the sound of people that snore around us, they snore the worst when they are on their back. In a sleep study it is important to catalogue the worst times to know how often the person stops breathing, how shallow the breathes are, how much strain it causes the body...if you can't get an accurate study...there is no point in wasting the money for the study at all. It would be like buying a cup to hold water to drink and having them make the handle on the top...you may get some benefit from it and get some water out of the cup, but you won't get what you need from it. This is why they have you sign a consent form..because occasionally things can happen, even in a routine, everyday procedure, people have died from something unexpected, like an allergic reaction...it's nobody's fault..it was a risk they took. If this passes, the cost of a sleep study will triple, and this young man will still be gone....I'll hush now!”
Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 16:51:17 in Crime

“Redvelvetflame...I didn't say it was cow town...I said...have him ride a cow...that way he would stand out in the crowd.”
Kyle Dyer, Denver TV News Anchor, Appears On 'Today' Show To Talk About Dog Bite On Face During Live On-Air Segment (VIDEO)

Kyle Dyer, Denver TV News Anchor, Appears On 'Today' Show To Talk About Dog Bite On Face During Live On-Air Segment (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 16:32:41 in Denver

“I guess you and I have come to an impass...I also saw a second video where she said she assumed, because she had, had dogs...but to each his own. I have been a volunteer with the animal refugee for 20 years. The most tame, loving, sweet animal, when faced with fear can turn, just as a person can. I am not looking to debate with you, nor am I looking to prove a point about who is right or wrong. You asked me if I felt the owner was at fault, and I said...no I don't. and nothiing you said has changed my mind at all. Sorry. The dog was still scared, she still should have not been so close to it's face. I'm thankful we live in a country where we can both have our own opinions according to the amendments, because, you seem to be angry with me about a dog you don't even know, and I am glad to know I can still have my own opinion. I wish you a good evening!”

sanfran55 on Mar 5, 2012 at 17:53:02

“First, please do not put words in my mouth; I am not "angry" but I find interesting the comments in this article that blindly refuse to acknowledge any responsibility on the part of the dog owner - even when this dog owner had the dog off leash and couldn't control it and it jumped in a freezing lake where people had to take risks to rescue it to agreeing to the TV interview with bright lights and strangers and letting the woman approach closely. I am a long time dog lover, and it is very appreciated when another dog owner tells you to keep their distance because they are unsure of a dog's behavior and/or aggressivity. Good evening.”
Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 15:13:05 in Crime

“You can't just tell people to stop doing something because they aren't going to listen to you...they know everything!!..some people are given trust, cherish it, take great care of it, and keep it forever, some are given trust, like it, sometimes abuse it, lose it, earn it back and learn, then appreciate it enough to take care of it...then there are those that never seem to learn a thing...the one's that are given trust, crush it, beg for it back, for some reason, people try to return it to them, crush it again, those people are the very one's that should be required to have a gps tracker on their person at all times. That way, if they say they weren't there and they were, you can see they were and they are once again lying. This group of people has usually been given chance after chance and from youth forward they have done nothing but proven their lack of self control, they have shown a lack of concern for what they are putting their family thru, they only have a sense of self, they need someone to tell them each step they should take because they have shown they can't take one step unassisted...they need guidance. Who knows...it could cut down on the crime rate if you could prove who was really there when a bank was robbed, just track them and lock them up. that is proof.”
Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 13:47:49 in Crime

“Maybe I need to come visit my family in RI so I can get a better visual...what do you think? I drive 30 minutes every day both ways to get to work, passing cows and trees, goats, fields, and then I hit buildings and stuff. Bet the cows would laugh at me on a bike...hahaha...I get your point completely. I'm just on a break at work and trying to add a little interest and humor to my day. Not sure how much area in RI is covered enough with woods to be "country". Maybe we could get him a cow to ride around on...if he could talk it into it...that way everybody would be sure to help keep an eye on his behavior and he definately won't go fast enough to cause damage. ; . )”

The road less traveled on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:51:17

“Redvelvetflame...I didn't say it was cow town...I said...have him ride a cow...that way he would stand out in the crowd.”

redvelvetflames on Mar 5, 2012 at 16:25:20

“All of RI is not cow town.....”
Angel Babcock, Indiana Toddler Found In Field After Tornado, Spurs Funeral Donations For Family Of 5 (How You Can Help)

Angel Babcock, Indiana Toddler Found In Field After Tornado, Spurs Funeral Donations For Family Of 5 (How You Can Help)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 13:34:23 in Impact

“It is so hard to find the words to say at a time like this. I wouldn't even begin to try to say that I know how anyone feels, because I don't. I can try to imagine, and that feeling is terrible and painful. For whatever reason the Lord thought so much of them that he was ready for them to be with him now, and he felt as it sounds like you did also that they should be together. That had to be a horrible decision, and you must have had so many unanswered questions. As much as you loved her, it was such a unselfish gift to allow her to go be with her parents and siblings. This in a way reminds me of the story of Solomon, where the women are both trying to hold onto the baby but you can tell the true one that loves the baby because her answer is to let the baby go. She did that so unselfishly, for the baby, out of love for another...that's what this family did. This baby is going to live happy now, forever. God comfort this family and be with them during the time of such a great loss.”
Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 01:25:25 in Crime

“good for you...I should have phrased that to say...It would be much easier for him...I forget...I live in a different state and out in the country where we have no public transportation here. Sorry if it offended you.”

redvelvetflames on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:33:13

“That is much different Road if you live in rural country. This kid will be just fine and if the bus or train is too far from him let him ride a bike. RI is not exactly the boonies. Been there numerous times.”
Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Judge Bans Rhode Island Teen From Driving For Life (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 5, 2012 at 00:47:18 in Crime

“Without a drivers license this boy will not be able to get back and forth to a job and be a productive member of this state....having said that..this is what I would have proposed...at the age of 17...he should have to...go to school full-time, maintain at least a C average in his classes, and when he graduates he should have to either attend a college or trade school of some sort, have a part-time job of which 50% of his income should go to cover the expenses of the person he injured until they were paid for, he should attend a class to get his license back just as any other DUI person would, and to top that all, he should have to wear a GPS tracking bracelet until he is 21, that would give him 4 years in which to mature. That should keep him too busy to be getting into mischief. If he violated any of that, then he could face jail time or face losing his license totally at that point. If he wanted to drive badly enough, he would have followed the rules, forgotten the parties, alcohol, and moved on with his life...and no...all of us didn't go out to parties and drink and drive as teenagers, but that thought is exactly what makes me think teenagers should not be able to drive at all.”

redvelvetflames on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:02:40

“Say what??? You need a car to be a productive citizen of this state???? I didn't own a car until my 30's and got to work just fine on public transportation.”
Alaska Girl Locked In Freezing Bedroom Dies (VIDEO)

Alaska Girl Locked In Freezing Bedroom Dies (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 4, 2012 at 20:46:18 in Crime

“I am so tired of people giving excuses about why things happen to children in their care while they are drunk, or on drugs, or anything that impairs their ability to make rational decisions. Babies come up missing, you find out the mom was drinking, children end up run over by a parent and you find out the parent was high on meth., 2 babies are left in a freezing room with a window open and a broken latch so they can't get out. You go to jail for leaving a dog in a car for 15 minutes while you run into a store, these are babies and one is dead as a result and I'll bet somewhere in some jail, these parents are asking some doctor to give them something to help with a headache or a cold, or anxiety right now, and they are really expecting that they should receive that help because they "can't stand it", but it will never cross their mind how this baby felt as it lay there. How horrible, and for what...the self-fulfillment of getting drunk. Hope it was worth it to you there sir. Shame on you!”
Kyle Dyer, Denver TV News Anchor, Appears On 'Today' Show To Talk About Dog Bite On Face During Live On-Air Segment (VIDEO)

Kyle Dyer, Denver TV News Anchor, Appears On 'Today' Show To Talk About Dog Bite On Face During Live On-Air Segment (VIDEO)

Commented Mar 4, 2012 at 15:30:02 in Denver

“I don't see where the article above says anything about the owner at all, it only talks about the dog being in a frozen lake. But, no...I don't really. An adult should know better than to put their face that close to a strange dog that has been a part of such an experience. Just as an adult should know if a person has been traumatized, you shouldn't ever walk up and try to grab them. You should give them their space or you are asking for an injury yourself. It takes the brain a while to reset from something scary, until it does, that's not the time to grab a quick TV spotlight about it. The dog WAS telling her to back off and keep her distance according to her own statement, she said she assumed because it was allowing her to scratch it's head, it liked her...that is not the dog's fault or the owners. They didn't tell her to do that, and they had no way to know how the dog would act when it was scared. Just think about it...how many of us know how we would act if someone broke into our house and put a gun to our head...we say "I'd this or that"...but how many of us know for sure...I'll bet this dog had never been in that situation before and even the owners had no idea how it would act.”

sanfran55 on Mar 5, 2012 at 15:58:16

“I saw the reporter's interview (after the bite) and interestingly enough, she said that she owned dogs all her life, considers herself a dog person, and she said that the dog seemed happy to her and wagging its tail when she was petting it, and she did not see at the time the "dog WAS telling her to back off." And this is from a person who considers themselves an animal and especially dog person, and they didn't see it!

As humans and dogs don't speak the same language, and the dog's owner knows the dog the best, the owner should have told the woman to keep her distance. Better yet, he shouldn't have agreed to the interview in the first place. Life is stressful, and what if it is a child that gets to close to this dog when it gets stressed out, and it bites off the child's nose? Owners have to be more in control and proactive with their pets - which includes telling people ( whether it's adults or children) to keep their distance with a dog that snaps.”
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Teen Liposuction: 'All About My Belly Fat (And Yours!)'

Commented Mar 3, 2012 at 15:17:54 in Teen

“I can't believe a doctor would do that to someone. If they had gone in and said "my belly is bothering me", then, yes, the door for that behavior would have been open, but to just start in with an opinion. That was insensitive to this patient and it was uncalled for. I wish men could be a little more thoughtful about this sometimes. I know not all men are like that, but it is hard enough on women within ourselves when we see a few pounds and we try and we can't seem to do anything about it, the TV pushes every anorexic thing they can into our faces, our spouses (not all of them), wait by the mailbox for the magazines, and we can see the eyes wander to the young tight bodies 20 year olds. It is tough on us and our self esteem starts to drop. Men don't have to deal with that, the media don't treat men in the same light and if a woman waited for a magazine to come in with a man stripped down to nothing in it, it in the trash before they could see it. A man would never be shown on TV like a woman is, it's hard on women. this doctor made that worse for this woman. I'm so sorry she had to have that happen to her. I wish her good luck at the gym and I hope she gets the results she wants.”

traceymarie on Mar 3, 2012 at 20:05:09

“sounds as if you need to work on your issue of self esteem and not project them onto others”
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“Princess, you are right! I wish I could explain but on a computer, without seeing and knowing a person, it is very impersonal. I do enjoy my life. And I do know that God takes care of everything, I also know that he expects my best, and unfortunately, only he and I know what that is. I will probably have a heart attack. I know that, but this is who I am. I would venture to say each and every person has something about them that isn't what a textbook would call "healthy" for them, but it is who they are. If God didn't help me and give me the understanding that he is in control of it all, I would probably be in a padded room from worry, but I thank him that he has given me that knowledge, and I thank you for your comments, and I will still have to keep my ambien to help me sleep. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. I hope you have a wonderful day.”

princess333hd on Mar 5, 2012 at 21:26:03

“I hope you have a good day too! =) ANd i have to say... it's kinda good to see a person who actually gives God and other things their best. Most people don't do that anymore... Take it easy!”
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