“Why wasn't she arrested at the time of the sugar incident for destroying his property?”
shaxnu on Jan 24, 2013 at 22:17:25
“It's harder than it seems to get people charged or arrested for small crimes such as that. She could easily argue that just asking him about his car is not enough evidence to prove that she was the one who definitely did it. Yes, she was pretty unstable, but unless there is other evidence, it will just be seen as jumping to conclusions and get nowhere.”
“Okay, disregard my earlier comment. I have just read your comment history and assume from your obsession with incest in particular that you have some personal reason for holding this opinion.
One important thing about a parent-child relationship in particular which I haven't seen discussed with you is that an adult child has many potential mates, and only two potential parents. And parents are valuable. Every human being deserves two parents who love and protect that child without expecting sex in return.”
Keith Pullman on Dec 7, 2012 at 01:37:00
“I agree that sex should not be expected. Here's my interest: I support the rights of an adult to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with ANY consenting adults. Plenty of people cover the other aspects of that. I speak up for consanguinamorous relationships because not enough other people do. I could babble on all day about any number of topics, but I do have a life, so I choose my battles. I have interviewed and befriended many people in consanguinamorous relationships (most of them siblings, but some adults, including middle-aged adults, with their genetic parents). I was inspired to blog for full marriage equality because of one such relationship involving a good friend of mine. It is a travesty that they not only can't marry, but have to hide their love. They are good citizens, happy people, intelligent people, and healthy in every way and are generally law-abiding. They've had other relationships. Nothing compares and they shouldn't have to stop loving each other as they feel best because other people get queesy at the thought.”
“I think you're probably well-meaning but have no practical knowledge of what you think is okay in theory. The article states that these pictures were taken when the daughter was a teen. It doesn't say how old she was, but it's a safe bet he didn't wait until the age of consent to start abusing her, and in any case, she was still dependent on him for EVERYTHING, which makes it pretty much impossible for her to refuse consent.
CatGot9Lives may not have been very polite but has some valid points. Do some reading, learn about grooming. Learn about the life disasters created by these situations. This girl didn't come out of this just fine; she came out of it with a child at a young age, no future for herself, and a total lack of self-respect and appropriate boundaries which led her to a career in porn.”
Keith Pullman on Dec 6, 2012 at 22:23:32
“I know what grooming is, and I consider grooming child abuse. You assume anyone who wants to do porn to be troubled. But they're not prosecuting her for the porn. They are prosecuting her for what is apparently consensual sex. There ARE women who were NOT groomed who, as adults, freely engage in sex with a parent. You might not have the same desire, but it doesn't mean that other people don't freely choose it. The biggest problem here is the prosecution of both adults for having sex. None of us would know anything about this if it weren't for that. THAT is screwing up the life of everyone involved.”
“So this is an article about mocking the afflicted?”
Dafni on Dec 19, 2012 at 17:55:13
“It's about a notoriously cruel Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who finds it amusing to have a mugshot of the day contest - which seems to include those with genetic defects and syndromes.
Obviously, given the readership, HP should have worked this a different way while reporting on what Arpaio is doing.”
“I think you mean full sugar Coke, there's no fat in any version of Coke!
Congratulations on your effort! I've found that it helps to add in things which are fun to eat, such as frozen fruit and yogurt smoothies, roasted vegetables, and other healthy food, and let my husband fend for himself. Now he asks me to make him some of my good food.”
“Thanks for the information, I was wondering what the deal was with those supplying her with food. It seems to me that since she is killing herself, she could be involuntarily committed and separated from those who enable her addiction.”
KiKi Jennings on Dec 5, 2012 at 19:25:55
“Yeah true. And for her to keep referring to being skinny until the birth of one of her children, is almost like she is blaming them in a subtle way.”
“Okay, here's what I don't understand. According to the article, dieting failed because she continued to eat more than she was supposed to. In other words, she doesn't have some amazing metabolic disorder, she is obese because she eats too much.
But it's clear she cannot walk, and probably she cannot get through a door. So what is really being said is she's obese because someone else brings her too much food. Instead of reducing her stomach so she physically can't indulge herself, why not just bring her only the food prescribed by her doctor, and tell her she can get more when she gets up and walks to get it?”
JenBEN2094 on Dec 5, 2012 at 22:21:47
“Here is what I do not understand....at the end of the show, it stated that she had died back in March.”
FabulousPoodle on Dec 5, 2012 at 20:30:01
“I think she raises such a ruckus when denied that the people who love her give in and bring the food.”
jwyola on Dec 5, 2012 at 19:50:01
“Gee...Who would have thought of that? Too logical..and a fantastic Point”
“Oh gosh, I did this to myself while bodysurfing once and it really really hurt as well as being scary! Always wear eye protecting when facing the sun reflecting off water.
By the way, since several people have mentioned Cooper's blue eyes, mine are green. So it can happen to people with other eye colors than blue.”
Amy Rae Hawkes Voisine on Dec 4, 2012 at 21:41:57
“It's more likely to happen to people with light color eyes because they have less melanin (pigment) which protects a bit from UV. Green eyes are usually considered in between blue and hazel. That said, it's not a huge difference, so people with deep brown eyes can get the same problem with just slightly more exposure.”
“Two points: first, many many people have made hateful comments about equestrians in general and dressage riders in particular since this came out. Second, I know dozens of people who have taken deductions for their riding as a business. You can only do it for two years, then you have to actually turn a profit. Usually it's not an attempt at a tax break so much as a failed business endeavor - many more people THINK they can make a profit raising and training horses than actually can. Not all that dissimilar to restaurants, really - another business which attracts a lot of people who think they can earn money doing something they love, only to fail after two years.”
Cloball on Nov 23, 2012 at 21:40:01
“Yes, we had horses for twenty years and saw many around us deducting their horses care because it was a "business." Some of the expenses were legit, but many were not, but how would the government know. The one thing about the $77K deduction I was curious about was if Mitt was only one of three owners, how much did the other two deduct on their taxes?!!”
“I love the way Jennifer Lawrence looks, but there's a point to be made that she was cast as a girl who is described as tiny and visibly starving, weighing substantially less than the healthy and well-fed female competitors from other districts.I love Christina Hendricks too, but I wouldn't cast her as a concentration camp victim.”
silverwing on Nov 23, 2012 at 23:56:33
“With respect, have you actually read The Hunger Games, though? Because nowhere is Katniss described as being visibly starving.
Katniss is muscular and strong - she gets plenty of food because she hunts for it herself and trades meat for other types of food. She's supposed to be light on her feet, yes, but fit and with a lot more muscle than most people in her own district.
Casting Jennifer was a very deliberate decision on the part of the producers because she has to look like she isn't going to faint after a brief jog through the woods (let alone a fight to the death). It makes her a great role model for teenagers because her identity is based in a strong sense of self, honour, dignity - instead of just how she looks when draped on the arm of a guy.”
“Yeah, the wholesome type that forms a mob, attacks, tackles and holds down possibly gay people and forcibly shaves their heads, leaving them traumatized. I prefer what's on the inside to be wholesome; you prefer the outside.”
“I'm thankful he's not in the White House. I wish them all the best (and unlike many, I'm glad they use their money to support the US Equestrian Team) but I wish them the best far, far away from anything to do with politics or job outsourcing or anything to do with wrecking other people's lives.”
Cloball on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:46:13
“Who was againgst them support USET?
Wasn't it the $77K deduction they took for Rafalca's care?
How many dressage riders would love to be able to deduct their hobby, but can't, because it's a hobby? But Ol Mitt turns Ann's interest in dressage into a biz, so he can deduct Rafalca's care and training. Another example of the rich getting special tax breaks.”
“The tourists who go there and spend money which supports their incredibly repressive culture while prancing around like they were in their own countries are to blame, too.”
Jennifer197 on Nov 23, 2012 at 13:53:04
“I agree. That's why I think it's such a mess there. Dubai sends such mixed signals as to what kind of city it really is and on the other hand so many visitors let their guards down and are incredibly disrespectful of the culture.”
“Did everyone here forget to bring a sense of humor?
I'm glad they found a respectable-looking turkey. One year Bush pardoned a shaggy molting turkey that just looked sad, like it would be better off dead. Then one year there was this big stout turkey that I'm surprised didn't chase everyone off the White House lawn. This one looks like a reasonable compromise.”
Nov 21, 2012 at 10:20:15
“I recently ate something which would make a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for a vegan family. The problem I see with most vegan alternatives is that they look sad, or they don't have the ceremony of a family cutting into a large shared centerpiece. And they don't appeal to the harvest-home fall holiday tradition.
It's basically a pumpkin stuffed with stew. You could stuff it with stuffing. A whole, jack-o-lantern type pumpkin, although you could use a smaller baking type pumpkin too. Make whatever stew you want on the stove, and cook it until it's mostly cooked. In my case I made a brown rice, mushroom, onion, and root vegetable concoction and cooked it on the stovetop for two hours. The pumpkin is too big for the interior to cook evenly so you want your stew to be cooked to a safe level, but a little runnier than your goal. Then you shovel it into the carved-out pumpkin, put the pumpkin lid on, coat the outside with olive oil, and roast the whole business for about an hour in a baking dish, uncovered. This would be really good with mushrooms, quinoa, maybe some beans for the protein, etc. I also used a whole bunch of cooking sherry in mine, and sage for the traditional turkey flavor. Most of the liquid will absorb into the pumpkin and flavor it.
Roast the pumpkin seeds and sprinkle them on your portions when you cut into it.”
“Pretty rude, but I'm thinking the waitress was eating - somewhere within sight of the table - when she was supposed to be serving them. I'd be pretty annoyed too if my waitress wasn't working.
Should have taken it up with the manager. If a server is bad enough to be stiffed, be a grownup and say something to the right people instead of stealing money from someone who is being taxed on the tip you didn't give.”
jchastn on Nov 25, 2012 at 21:35:44
“I really think that it is more likely that this customer is a cheapskate, and using the waitpersons weight to justify his lack of a tip. Wait staff eating on the dining floor is not permitted at any restaurant that I know of and would probably get someone fired. I wonder if he makes a habit of this kind of chimping out on tips accompanied by personal judgement.”
TomTom1111 on Nov 21, 2012 at 10:22:29
“be a grown up?????? Really? Stealing money? I don't think so.... Every person has the "right" to give.... it is called a tip for a reason..... you are "not" obligated to give a tip for crappy service.”