“I do not understand how or why this issue became about whether or not the store carried Jewish items. I understood it to be about whether the store owner didn't carry those items because it was against his "Christian values" and he did not cater to "you people." If the store owner doesn't think it is financially advantageous to carry Jewish items, he has every right not to do so, but if he's not carrying those items because he doesn't like Jews, I'd like to know. He still has every right to run his business as he sees fit, but his motives inform my decision to purchase from his stores.”
wowza za za on Oct 7, 2013 at 17:11:04
“We don't know exactly what was said because the participants of the alleged conversation (involving the words, "you people") have not been identified or interviewed and have not made any statements. It's hearsay.
The official statements made by the company were not offensive.
The conversation quoted by Mr. Berkwitz did not include the words, "you people."”
Mimi Champlin on Oct 7, 2013 at 07:41:25
“He chose to go with the "you people" stance, publicly.”
noparty4967 on Oct 7, 2013 at 07:29:02
“I am sure the store clerk with whom this all started personally knows the Green family and is able to correctly state the reason Hobby Lobby does not carry these items because the Green family is Christian. Hobby Lobby probably doesn't carry them because they have done a market study and found that there is not a bid enough market for them. Ok, now it is up to the Jewish community to now shop there and buy the merch that they were outraged about them not carrying. If you don't then shut up about them not carrying that merchendise.”
“This kind of comment thread is one of the reasons the very learned have an issue with Kabalah being taught as it is understood by the mainstream population. Among the very religious, it is taught to advanced religious scholars. It is not meant to be understood out of context.”
TruthinGod on Sep 24, 2013 at 05:54:19
“So that means you must be one of the 'learned' who can explain to me what Kabalah is? Is it sorcery/mysticism? Is it a Jewish belief? Does it involve the name of god YHWH and the 72 names of God? Does it teach that man can evolve into 'BECOMING' like god? What is not understood out of context?”
“I read a lot and one of things I've learned is that reading certain books at certain times in your life makes a difference. Reading Catcher in the Rye and anything by Hermann Hesse is important for young adults. Once you've grown old(er), they don't have the same emotional value. Reading some books too soon can also be an issue. Perspective is also important.”
“I bet it was Dr. Laura. This is a serious issue and she was partially right, but stepparents can be such a wonderful addition to a family dynamic. My stepfather was a godsend to my mother and our family. He loved us and supported us when our biological father did not. My own experience has been mixed. My husband died and when I married my current husband it did cause problems for many years. Stepparenting can be a thankless job and my husband did/does suffer from feeling unappreciated. (I have welcomed him to the club) However, the positive impact of his presence in their lives outweighs the negative issues. He is a wonderful and patient teacher/father. Simple stuff like mowing the lawn and doing the dishes and cleaning the house. My son knows how to do stuff because he had a good teacher in his stepfather. My daughter grew up being loved by a good man who is the only father she has known. If I had waited until the kids were grown and gone from the house, my children would not have benefitted from the love of a good father figure. I'm glad I did not listen to her.”
“After reading many of the posts, there seems to be an overwhelmingly negative response to therapy. I found it to helpful in my current relationship. We needed help getting through some important issues that were jamming up our marriage and having a neutral party mediate and act as normative judge, so to speak, was really helpful. People get stuck in ways of being and look at others behavior and judge it as wanting. Helping someone get unstuck is so important to the therapeutic process. I think the key to success is the investment of the parties.”
“It doesn't have to be taken that way. It could easily be a matter of paying close attention. I didn't recognize my daughter's teacher in his soccer uniform and I had spent a good 30 minutes listening to his presentation a week earlier. And I thought I had been paying attention. When I introduced myself and asked him who he was and he told me, I said "I didn't recognize you without your suit." I was trying to lighten the mood given I that I was a bit embarrassed that I hadn't recognized him.And he and i are both white.”
Marvin Hadley Jr on May 6, 2013 at 08:23:10
“a harrowing tale, perhaps of early onset Blagensmox Syndrome.”
“I wonder at these stories. For the record, I do not enjoy watching Elizabeth, but when the story first hit, Walters said it wasn't true. Why is the story continuing to play as news.If you can't back up the story with facts, why report? What is it with creating news through innuendo and then saying Oops, we were mistaken? Why does Huffpost lower itself?”
bovnyccc on Mar 19, 2013 at 18:58:58
“Frankly, I don't care for any of them. I wouldn't mind if it were simply an entertainment program but when they add politics to the mix, it shows nothing but there lack of insight and prejudices (except, perhaps for Barbara, whom I still think should retire. It is painful for me to look at her slight and skinny frame).”
dessertsfirst on Mar 19, 2013 at 18:48:05
“If memory serves, Barbara Walters said something very similar right before Ms Jones got the boot.
As soon as I saw Barbara's carefully recorded speech, I thought to myself, Elizabeth is history.
Personally, I couldn't stand the woman. I couldn't figure out why she was there as long as she was.”
“This is too sickening. If banks are too big to prosecute that where are the measures to hold their criminal behavior in check? They can do anything they want? What's to stop them? This is really one of the most immoral issues affecting our nation and any country doing business with those banks.”
samidean on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:36:28
“Basically YES, since the repeal of Glass-Stegall that is how it is.
“Exclusivity is the question that needs to be answered. Martha Stewart has her line of products in other stores (maybe Kmart or Walmart?) The question is whether she can have a store within a store in other places beside Macys, I think that's why it's not so cut and dried.”
“Maybe the public fall from grace makes it that much harder for celeb. addicts. I think that might be the crux of what is wrong with that type of show. How can you deal with your issues with all the world watching? It would seem to be an artificial environment and not the kind of therapy addicts might need in order to get straight.”
JJenks on Feb 20, 2013 at 11:47:27
“I think they pick the show to get attention. Most of these guys are has-beens and want to be famous again. Fame-addiction is as much a problem for them as the drugs.”
“If I were queen, I would make a proclamation that no celebrity could hawk a beauty care item without a disclaimer identifying what exactly they did to alter their appearance. I'd also end photo altering in magazines. All I want is honest disclosure.”
“Would you be willing to date/marry someone who is at your level of attractiveness, etc.? Be honest with that one. That said, my husband went through a lot of superficial dating and found woman to be pretty difficult to gauge. He was total marriage material and would have made a great catch for one of the women he dated, and after all the stories, I was amazed he wasn't snatched up. He was employed, wanted to get married, wanted kids and was a really good person. I can only imagine that women really didn't "see" him. Their loss is my good fortune. And I'm a catch.”
Michael Kittredge on Dec 26, 2012 at 14:42:12
“I currently am. I've dated above and below 'my level' and have learned the thrill of looks fades over time and how easy and enjoyable a person is to get along with makes a much bigger difference.
Superficial dating, you hit the nail on the head. There was one sociology study I read, where the top 20% of the best looking people were having 80% of the relationships and sex. Seems to be the way the dating sites are working these days, everyone chasing after the people with the great photos. I'm sure many guys who are marriage material are getting passed over regularly.
I'm glad you found someone special, wish you two all the best.”
“He is my favorite. I love how much he seems to love his wife. Knowing this part of the equation makes him all the more lovable. I hope my bubble about him never gets popped.
I remember when I found out Bruce Boxleitner was a hunter (and a republican); The crush quickly died.”
Trollbaby on Dec 19, 2012 at 19:22:17
“Their love is more like loving a friend...He has a special love for men”
“The title of the article is different from the content. I thought I was going to read about restaurants offering the best value. What the article offers is eaters perceptions of the best value. Perceptions? People's perceptions are always spot-on. I Huff Post could do a better job of titling it's articles.”