“This article was pointless. Yeah, he's from AZ and yes being Hispanic he will be subject to the law. But as your article says it is being blocked so, what was the point in writing this? To get a discussion going? That discussion is already going on. Please, it's bad enough that rhetoric may have had some sway in this sensless act, don't drudge up even more right/left fighting by bringing this up, especially since it doesn't pertain.”
“exactly. Many or quick to say "You can't blame the whole for the actions of the one" and that's true. It was one, maybe two individuals who did this. Blame them. Blame the rhetoric if you have to (Like I am) but keep in mind that it's not ALL TPs who are saying the same thing. Many are pretty logical and keep their talk pretty decent. But there are always a group who take it too far with the hatred, bigotry, down with the government, revolution is a'coming, etc. And what do we call these? Fanatics.
Again, don't blame the whole b/c if you do then you give permission to blame ALL muslems for 9/11, ALL Xtians for everything else.”
“Ouch!!! *rubs arm* What was that?! *looks around* Oh, it was the truth. Darn you Sheriff, that hurt like crazy!
Kyl and co. need to go somewhere. Since the 2008 elections the right and the TP has been spewing hatred. Not all of the right. I will give some of the more logical ones some credit. But when you have TP leaders/heroes sending messages that say lock and load or maps with crosshairs and then someone actually (apparently with some planning) acts on it, there is NO way you can deny the rhetoric had something to do with it. And like the Sheriff said, the more unstable ones are probably the most likely to do it!”
“I can be so slow at times. I'm reading this like "did I imply something about the visually impaired?" *smh*. Any way yeah even the invisible disabilities are affected by the Gov's order. And I agree, it's interesting that those without a disability have so much advice on how to live with one considering that if they were to ever become a part of this population many wouldn't be able to handle it. I can't count the number of times I've been told I should get a motor chair, I should get prosthetics, I should, I should. My answer to them SHOULD be "whatever you come up with believe me I've been there already" lol. But it's usually "yeah, you're right".”
“i am too. I am disabled and I make sure to travel to places that are ADA compliant (I'm sorry a metal bar in the bathroom is not handicap accessible, it's a metal railing inthe bathroom). Florida, it seems, is on its way backwards to pre-ADA 1990 and I will visit less and less if ever again. It sounds harsh but take it from those of us in the disabled population, if the governor is not endorsing disability rights and excluded it from his anti-discrimination order, then many places will feel they do not have to accomodate us b/c the state law doesn't say it has to.”
vanalmen on Jan 7, 2011 at 23:56:36
“Tlanice...I am not visibly disabled. My disability is related to chronic Hep C
I contracted in the Army while working in a medical lab almost 40 years ago. I lost my last job because of my inability to, and refusal to perform and arduous task (well, that and my foul-mouthed comments to my supervisor during a disciplinary session related to the incident). I did not protest my firing; I should have, too late now.
I have been accused of faking my symptoms to collect disability, of being "lazy", of "working the system", and being compared to "people who work for a living"...even by members of my own family. I have even been told that my deceased father "would be ashamed of me" for collecting every benefit I am entitled to. I continue to field advice and opinions from all sides (again including family) about how I should live my life due to my disability (clean living, no drinking etc.) from able bodied individuals who could not follow that lifestyle if they were advised to.
The ADA is the only friend we have at times. It is too bad that the understanding and compassion of those not afflicted is in such short supply.”
“Under the pretense of a service call? that implies that he pretended to be there for a service call and was there for other reasons. No. He WAS there for a service call and saw it on the screen that the resident carelessly (and i'm glad he did) left unprotected. It's not like the ATT worker moved the mouse to snoop. Maybe it moved when he put his bag down or he had to get on the computer to recheck the connection. Either way, give him a thumbs up instead of being upset about privacy. As for the husband example you gave. While I would have done the same as he, the fact is that by breaking in (if he did not have the password through her own consent) he broke the law.”
“No PL, facebook is not to blame. I think the point is that she made a public announcement on a public forum where all her "friends/family/associates" would see and still nothing. I am almost more than sure that she had made comments before that final one which would have been major signs. It's not FB's fault at all. It's not about point blame either. If she had taken the pills before she posted the message as she said then without an immediate 911 call nothing could be done. At the same time, her real friends (who are sure to be on her page) would have noticed something was wrong LONG before now.”
“If you log into FB, you do not have 2 go to your friend's page to see their posts. You can see it on ur own homepage. Got FB on ur phone? When u open the app (at least on blackberry) it gives youstatus updates of ur friends.
At the end of the day it seemed that even her real friends who may have been online with her didn't step up (save those from out of town). I feel that I've met some great people through online sites. There are those people I've known for years and live just a car drive or train ride away who, if I disappeared for a few days, wouldn't even notice and yet people who I've met who live on the other side of the world will write to make sure I'm okay.”
“It doesn't matter. In the time it took for them to call her a liar and say it's ur choice, they could have easily called 911 on her behalf. You never know, maybe she would have made it. B/c for all we know she DIDNT take the pills yet and it was a cry for help and the fact that people were busy ishting on her was her go-ahead "well, seems like i was right, no one cares".”
“It is solved in one TV hour but the shows timeline itself spans months and months. Pay attention to Law and Order one day and you will catch references of the crime happening days before or the court case being months later and lasting a few months. The CSI shows on the other hand make it look like it all was done within one or two TV work days.”
“Easy to say when the pressure is not on you. I solve the puzzles quite often (online and playing along with the TV) but at the same time, I don't have a clock against me and the pressure not to get wrong so I don't miss a turn.
KILLJOY!! lol as Tom said.”
yoyodyne666 on Nov 8, 2010 at 07:08:37
“Wow you are amazing, so clever .... you should solve crimes.”
“Exactly. It's kinda hard to fix the house when half are against you. Let's be liberal with it: If I hire a crew to build a house and I give them the blueprints and yet at every turn the foreman says "no" because he just doesn't like me then my house doesn't get built. Unfortunately those on the outside will say "Tiara doesn't know what she's doing" when all along it's the workers.”
Seafarer61 on Nov 4, 2010 at 01:44:24
“Your analogy is nonsensical. The people do the hiring...the people do the firing. Would you hire a foreman whose style you disagreed with?
She got canned for a reason. Eventually, I suppose, liberals will figure out why.”
“Out here in NY there's one guy I've never heard of running (he's not in my district). I saw, rather heard, his commercial on TV and I was completely amazed. Why? At no point did he attack anyone or even HINT that his opponent was not the best. He simply stated his case of why you should vote for him. Vote for me because XYZ. And he did it without innuendo. It wasn't a vote for me because i'm not him commercial. If I were in his district he'd have my vote.