“Also in the Middle Ages and Renaissance times, being plus sized meant that you were rich enough to eat well and not starve. If you look at paintings of the time by Titian and Reubens they showed no skinny women since usually the only ones with money to have their portraits done were also the ones that didn't fear starvation. Look at the portrait of Diane de Poitiers if you doubt me”
“As a Jew I know plenty about "wholesale genocide". And based on multiple visits to Disneyland during which I've seen plenty of kids mob characters, I daresay no slight was intended and that this lawsuit is totally frivolous. In fact, people who are constantly shouting about racism seem to be the worst racists of them all these days, refusing to take personal responsibility for anything and blaming everything on the color of their skin. But you know what? That's SOOOO fifty years ago! Time to get modern!”
thankulord13 on Feb 18, 2013 at 02:28:04
“First of all Tobey I was not talking about you and we were not talking about Nazi Germany. We were talking about what goes on in America. We wish racism was so fifty years again, your ignorant reply just proves the point that these two completely different families might not be wrong. Now how is Mickey Mouse not ignoring little children taking personal responsibility? You need to stay on point because you are not making any sense. Secondly were you there when either of these events happened? When you answer that then we can have a discussion until then Tobey ( btw what grown man goes by that name any way?)”
“I dressed up as the Easter Bunny once when I volunteered for the local humane society. That day turned out to be in the mid-upper seventies which, for Oregon in April, is hot. What a miserable experience! Soaked in sweat, nauseous and couldn't see a thing. Fortunately all I had to do was wave at the highway in front where presumably cars were passing...but the few kids that came up to me -- if I'd really looked down at them my head would have fallen off and that would indeed have been traumatic for all of us!”
Jan 30, 2013 at 15:07:38
“Not a perfect solution, but I agree -- having sex regularly is a good thing. The age of one's partner is irrelevant -- there are plenty of older women who would welcome a sex life. On the other hand, my husband died from prostate cancer at age 53, and we had plenty of sex. I think that the genetics, rather than french fries or the age of one's partner, is what predisposes folks to cancer...”
Listentomeplease on Jan 30, 2013 at 15:37:43
“In the old days prostate massage was used and still is in Asia. In the USA men are HOMOPHOBIC and do not want anyone to touch them in that area.”
Jan 30, 2013 at 15:24:21
“Expecting to get a thoughtful answer about a complex situation from someone who is completely ignorant of it other than what they've learned from media soundbites may be a stretch, whereas discussing the same situation with a professional in the field might get you some meaningful good conversation.
If I ask my auto mechanic about my fuel pump I'll get some good information; there's no reason to expect the same from him on Middle Eastern politics or eugenics or plate tectonics. And I won't even get into how gender and hierarcy so often turns conversations into "winners" and "losers" depending on the arena.”
“I think you've confused subsidized housing with supportive housing. Obviously there's not enough affordable housing, market-rate or subsidized, but supportive housing is meant for people who are either high resource users or disabled and needing monitoring to prevent them from ending up back on the streets. In Portland, Oregon we ran a vulnerability index -- those homeless who scored highest on variables such as physical or mental disability and age were housed first.
Disabled people dependent on SSI cannot afford ANY private housing in my city; we demolished our SRO hotels, building pricey condos in their place.
Section 8 is an income-based federal subsidy taking years to get even after one is on the waiting list, which only takes new applicants every few years. My own housing subsidy, "Shelter Plus," is available only to the chronically homeless. I qualified after 18 months living in my car and a tent, during most of which I worked full-time yet could not afford the cheapest apartment in town on the minimum-wage survival jobs I took after becoming disabled.
On one hand, yes, it does feel like I've won a "Golden Ticket." On the other, without the subsidy, I'd still be in the car. And living in extreme poverty for the rest of my life as a disabled person unable to afford mental health care even with Medicare is nothing to envy...”
“I was a girlie model in my late teens and early twenties, and was able to model successfully at age 40, but at 56 I look like my grandmother... Menopause does a number on us. When my husband died I went through what's called "stress menopause" with no prelude at 42. Don't wait another twenty years for the boudoir pix. Having a husband helps keep one's hormones juicy a lot longer but not forever.”
Dec 26, 2011 at 14:25:59
“In my house, the primary diet rule is that, if it isn't good food for dogs, it probably isn't good for people. Can't imagine how many people send their kids off to school with these things who would never feed them to their dogs.”