“as my mother used to say, " don't judge a man until you have walked a mile in their shoes."
really what do you know that we don't? every single circumstances are different for anyone who drinks/uses..”
“b/c he needs to help himself! i have been sober 11 yrs. always was a responsible drunk going to work and paying my bill/rent. then blackouts started to happen. my wakeup call among many others that i ignored over the many years of my distructive behavior. my brother on the other hand, is a dysfunctional alcoholic. want's everyone to help him. i am done. i grew up with it, him being a raging alcoholic. for over 35 years. you have to start thinking of yourself and your own sanity after awhile... i did help him by giving him money i will never see (which i dont care about) or by letting him live with me while i was sober. it was awful, having to tell him to leave. he told me he wasn't going anyway, and i should go *uck myself. i called the police and they took him away. it was awful. oh yeah,and he told the police that sold drug, which i don't do or sell! just lovely.... so finally last weekend after he threw a beer bottle through a friends house window. that was enough for me! done, finished with it all. oh, and by the way he's 50 and know better.”
Serendipity Zen on Mar 31, 2013 at 13:03:59
“Madonna doesn't have to let her brother live with her. The amount it would cost to keep a cheap roof over his head and some food in his fridge wouldn't impact her wealth at all. Not even a day's work for her.
You gave your brother far more than that. Far far more. I bet even now, that if you could work a half a day, and that would keep your brother safe but out of your life, you would do it. It's just not within your power to do it without sacrificing your own life.
There are amble studies showing that it is cheaper to house addicts and people with mental problems first. Offer rehabilitative services but even if they are not accepted it is better than having them on the street or in emergency rooms or jails. It's cheaper for society and better for the individuals.
When tough love fails some families have no choice but to withdraw. Madonna can well afford to have mercy on her brother.”
“really? you don't think it is just mr. ciccone? is someone else pouring booze down his throat. i am sorry if i sound harsh, but for 36+ long torturous years, (i am 46) i finally have said enough,if my brother goes homeless it's his fault not anyone else but his! booze comes b4 everyone and everything it breaks my heart, but 1,000s of dollars later that i will never see and don't care about, but, can't be around it anymore!”
“i don't get it.. serioulsy? just give demi 15 million. maybe pay her legal fee's but propbably not, that is kind of bullshit if you ask me.
if she had a house b4 they were together that's hers. obvioulsy, i am sure he has things that he wants from that house while they were married, and he should be able to have them if the do belong to him...anything after they got married, and most likely paid cash for b4 the splitsvilee. should be share equally.. let the little shit go, life is to short. and really ashton, i think you will be in a few more movie in the near furture as well as down the road. but you never know. hopefully i am wrong, and you are both evenly even more successful then ever. move on...
“If this disgusting man, ever has any legal visitation with his children, we have failed those children once again. The man should have no rights where his children are concerned. If they were left unharmed, just having them in that environment is criminal, or should be!”
“Really, does any of that matter? Just be glad it was not your son, would u feel the same way?”
dahermit on Jan 16, 2012 at 14:27:46
“The military only has one mission: To prevail in battle. I someone does not do their best and is a hindrance to that mission, they must be dealt with. The infantry unit's mission is not to be a safe, warm, nice place where no one is verbally abused. How I would "feel" about it, does not, or should not be a factor in how the military deals with those who do not perform adequately.”