“It isn't looked at as a private adoption because the "appropriate" agencies are not getting their share of the fees. Those regulations prevent good, poor people from adopting children. Those same "seemingly unfair rules" also protect people from getting a child and then having the mother come back for more money or just taking the child back. If only there was a fair middle ground where children were placed with loving people regardless of a rigid financial standard, rather than a "perfect couple" that can pay the fees and look good on paper. It looks like the cousin might have been a good parent to that baby, instead, now she has become a part of the system.”
BreakingGlass on Dec 8, 2013 at 05:55:31
“Don't forget the lawyers. If they don't get a cut, it's not an adoption.”
“I believe the symptoms of autism have come from a variety of man made sources that have been introduced into our everyday lives and environment. Even though these items are known to be harmful they continue to be produced and used in our society, thereby increasing the occurrence of autism (and other medical issues on the rise). If we could just get researchers to identify these damaging materials and eliminate them we could eventually eradicate autism and many other problems.”
“It's great that work is being done to treat the thousands of kids with autism, but can we please get some research going backwards to find what we did to invite this disturbing condition into our society and eradicate it. Oh wait, there is no profit in stopping autism but billions to be made on meds and treatment for the thousands who have it and will continue to develop it.”
EinKleinerHase on Dec 6, 2013 at 05:08:22
“we did not invite this condition into our society.
it has always been present.
its only in the last few decades that it has been accepted as its own kind of disorder and is registered as such. and with more people, parents and doctors alike, catching on to it, its reported more and more thorougly now.”
UnityNow on Dec 6, 2013 at 03:12:28
“good gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. Of course, antibiotics also save lives, no question, but they have been overused.
In addition, a newborn baby gets its gut flora from the mother, so if her gut has been compromised by years of antibiotics and poor diet, that's what she passes on to the child.
I know, I'm not a doctor, so how do I know this? I read what alternative doctors say, not the ones owned by the big drug companies.”
“If the government was the one collecting the taxes and actually using that money to provide services to the country it would work. But the corporations are not paying their fair share of taxes and selling back the products and services back to the government at exorbitant prices (health care, social services, private prisons, etc...) That is why they will never allow government run universal health care.”
“All doable. As soon as the government gains back control from the greedy corporations that are actually running and ruining the government. All "freebes" can be achieved through properly collected and applied taxes. A compassionate government can coexist with a capitalistic system as long as the profits and services are beneficial to both AND non detrimental to either.”
brekinla on Nov 25, 2013 at 17:42:05
“Humm, "All freebies can be achieved through properly collected and applied taxes." That is vague to say the least. Properly collected and applied on what or whom may I ask? Not you one would assume? These do gooders such as yourself forget why we even have a government. It is there for only 3 reasons. To protect the life , liberty and property of its citizens.”
RMForbes on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:33:13
“Don't fall for the corporatist propaganda. We are not a capitalist society, we have a free enterprise system which is not the same thing at all. Capitalists used their money to make more money while the rest of us produce products and services within our domestic productive economy. Capitalists are actually parasites on our real economy.”
u4riah on Nov 25, 2013 at 16:30:01
“There it is - our corporate owned government aided by republic-CONS would NEVER in a million years allow that list of human rights in the US.”
“Babysitting for others and getting paid is different than babysitting for your own siblings. Many kids are not only expected to take care of siblings, but also keep them in control (something even the parents are unable to do themselves). My nephew was expected to take care of his siblings, even getting up in the middle of the night for feedings. That borders on abuse.”
“Sometimes the parents are at fault for the rivalry between siblings. They are the parents but enlist their other child to take care of the younger ones, at the expense of the older child's childhood. There are even parents that blame the older child for the wrongdoings of the younger child, which is totally unfair.”
aztecdiva on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:33:23
“In my case, I blamed everything on my younger brother and my mother feel for it hook line and sinker and he often couldn't figure out why he got blamed for everything. I often had to babysit my brother who I would let go outside to play. He pissed me off so bad one day I locked him outside and he got pissed off and through a basketball at the front door that had glass panes. When my mother got home, I knew that if we didn't have good story we would have both got into it for fighting. So told her that some boys from the neighborhood and saw the basketball in the yard and has started playing in the driveway. When I told them to leave, they throw the ball at the door and broke the pane. My mother was mad because the had to replace the glass pane and my brother got spanked for leaving his basketball in the yard.
We were at my grandmothers and I had talked my brother into faking a headache and he took to much tylenol and ended up having his stomach pumped but not be for he got spanked for going into the medicine cabinet.
I was such a well behaved and extremely intelligent child that I often got the benefit of the doubt. I have to admit I was not nearly as nice to him as my family thought.”
“If they knew he was jealous why leave him alone with the baby so he could act on his feelings? Also, 11 years old is not an appropriate age to baby sit, brother or not.”
snickers531 on Nov 19, 2013 at 09:52:09
“The article did not state she knew he was jealous until after the death. She left for 45 mins not 4 hours......”
alexandra23 on Nov 19, 2013 at 04:02:57
“At eleven years of age, he was not too young to watch his baby brother for an hour or even two hours. He is certainly old enough to know right from wrong, i.e., it was wrong to hurt his baby brother. This 11-year-old is a blooming psychopath.”
aztecdiva on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:40:48
“I don't think the mother honestly knew the child's jealous was this bad. From what has been reported, the baby didn't have any long term injuries. The baby was very well cared for and the mother was doting. The UK Daily Mail has some beautiful photos of the precious infant. From the photos, the baby was very well cared for. Absolutely precious. I think that this was just a tragic tragic incident that really can't be rationalized. The pain in the mother's eyes is just so heart breaking.”
“As I said before; I never thought the Treyvon Martin case was ever about race. This jerk has a superiority complex that entitles him to bully anyone he feels to be inferior (older, female, younger, minorities). The fact that he was able to walk on the Martin case has reinforced his belief that he is untouchable by the law (and apparently he is right) and that he has been given permission to continue with his tactics. As long as he continues to abuse and bully "insignificant" people, his reign of terror will continue.”
“"... it showed a lack of judgment and sensitivity." His actions on the job probably show the same thing. Let's not be too hard on these people. If it wasn't for their stupidity we might not find out about their true feelings.”
“I know people oppose big brother, and police state... But can we please start testing (drug and psychological) people in jobs of responsibility. Start with police, teachers, social services, doctors...”
tensegrity on Nov 18, 2013 at 06:27:45
“how about mayors of metropolitan cities and other politicians go first?”
“It sounds like they are worried about security. Some years ago a convict volunteered to donate a kidney to his son. He ended up escaping from the minimal security of the hospital and left his son without the kidney.”
judmags1 on Nov 14, 2013 at 17:16:15
“And whose fault was that???? Not the hospital but the people that should have made sure he was on either a lockdown unit or locked to his bed in the hospital. And yes they can lock a person to their bed which is legal.”
“" they said Dodson had threatened to kill her son and herself just four days before the incident." Why are we surprised, now that she kept her word? I guess we have become so used to people threatening violence that we tune out all threats as just a manner of speaking. The family took a chance with the child' life. RIP”
hugo draxx on Nov 13, 2013 at 19:00:15
“That's premeditation so out with the 'mental illness' defense. If 'they' is really her family, separated husband could file wrongful death civil suit on them too.”
“Of course, crimes need to be punished, but when the time comes to release prisoners due to overcrowding, those convicted of non violent crimes should be near the top of the list for release. The problem is that the laws and punishment are not consistent across the US. A minor crime in one area of the country can be punished harshly, while a major crime in a large city may be minimized because of the overwhelming cost to prosecute and difficulty of housing. Punishment for crimes should be in line with the crime and consistent throughout the country. I believe crimes should be treated like video game scoring. The higher the score, the harsher the punishment. This takes into account only the aspects of the crime and the amount of violence and damage done, and not the location, race of victim or perpetrator or localized laws and prejudices.”
“Spoken like a true loving father. And this man can live with the knowledge that he did everything he could. He shouldn't feel any guilt or regrets. Right now he is angry, but hopefully, in time his family can help him understand that he couldn't trade places with the boy and losing both would have been an even greater tragedy.”
“I can understand the emotional feelings of this father wanting to save the little boy, and blaming the police for his death now. But, the fire department's job is to save lives and if they tried and failed, they were not going to allow another person to die needlessly. Hopefully, this man will realize that he did all he could and dying in the fire would have been an even greater tragedy for this family. About the use of the stun gun, he may have been overcome to the point of interfering with the PD and FD. I hope he is able to accept the fact that the police probably saved his life.”
Jon Joslin on Nov 8, 2013 at 19:31:54
“As a father of 5, I would have rather died trying then live not knowing if I could have saved him.”
“"The case was one of several held up by U.S. authorities to show the ineffectiveness of the Spirit Lake tribe's child protection system." And the US authorities can claim they have an effective system? Really? The pot is calling the kettle, black, again!”
“This process of gaining one small victory at a time is outrageous. I see this like someone who has a bike that is paid for and registered, and it gets stolen. The police finds the bike and chooses to return it, one piece at a time. The gay movement should not even have to exist. Their rights were already guaranteed as members of the human race. Their rights were basically stolen by those making and passing discriminatory laws. Now they are giving back those rights one at a time. STOP THIS NONSENSE AND JUST GIVE THEM BACK THEIR BIKE IN ONE PIECE!”
slobeygirl on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:39:46
“I completely agree, unfortunately however, that is not the reality we live in. Change NEVER comes fast enough to those in need of it!”
“I think she will be OK, you need the prayers more.
Not that you would care, but she had the piercings before Castro kidnapped her, and used them to torture her (ripping and tearing her skin). She removed them during captivity to avoid the added torture. Now she put them back in because she has the freedom to do so without consequences.”