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'Empire Of The Sun' Cast: Where Are They Now?

'Empire Of The Sun' Cast: Where Are They Now?

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 23:06:44 in Moviefone

“Loved this movie--loved Christian Bale and John Malkovich. This movie had it all. Great story, acting, cinematography, soundtrack, history. I agree that you have to see it on the big screen. I took my son who was 8 or 9 at the time and we were 2 of just 3 people in the theater (my favorite way to see a movie). I've always especially remembered the scene with the flyby of the Allied planes.”

barnowl on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:24:13

“It is the movie I have shown to all my children and grandchildren. It is flawless.”
Joe Scarborough After Hurricane Sandy: 'I'm Betting On' Obama (VIDEO)

Joe Scarborough After Hurricane Sandy: 'I'm Betting On' Obama (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 5, 2012 at 14:20:42 in Media

“Yes, let's talk about those of us who foolishly threw our votes away for John Anderson. I agree with you and will never do that again for sure!! Thanks for reminding me!”

BigHound1 on Nov 5, 2012 at 20:40:59

“I can only call myself foolish for voting for John Anderson. Scarborough made comments about how the polls were off in 1980 without citing the real reason the polls were off. I am a scientist who find delight in getting the facts right.

My vote has already been cast for Barack Obama this year just as it was cast in the 2008 election. This is a vote that I enjoyed casting.”
Mika Brzezinski Calls Joe Scarborough 'Chauvinistic,' Blowup Ensues (VIDEO)

Mika Brzezinski Calls Joe Scarborough 'Chauvinistic,' Blowup Ensues (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 14:30:51 in Media

“I can't take much of Joe in the morning either--he's very condescending to Mika--and she always backs down and rarely rebuts or disagrees with anything he's saying. He's a bully for sure.”
Is It Healthier To Skip Washing Your Hair?

Is It Healthier To Skip Washing Your Hair?

Commented May 17, 2011 at 11:59:39 in Healthy Living

“Since I have thick, coarse curly hair, I quit shampoo years ago and only use conditioner about every 2 weeks. I might get a shampoo every 6 weeks or so at the salon when I get my hair cut. The longest I went was 3 weeks (in college 40 years ago) without washing, rinsing or otherwise cleaning my hair. It felt gross but my hair looked FABULOUS!”

playflute2 on May 17, 2011 at 12:37:03

“My hairdresser actually supports me in the no shampoo thing, so he does what I do and rinses and massages with warm water. He says my hair and scalp are in great shape.”

Anne Mccormick on May 17, 2011 at 12:12:31

“you might get a shampoo every six weeks or so?? that is a total yuck!! at the VERY LEAST i would think you'd want to wash your hair once a week. i'm sorry but if anyone i knew did as you do i would seriously question what else he or she is not doing.”
New York Times 10 Best Books Of 2010

New York Times 10 Best Books Of 2010

Commented Dec 2, 2010 at 13:14:40 in Books

“I agree!!”
Christine O'Donnell Stumped When Asked To Name A Recent Supreme Court Decision She Disagrees With (VIDEO)

Christine O'Donnell Stumped When Asked To Name A Recent Supreme Court Decision She Disagrees With (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 14, 2010 at 16:23:14 in Politics

“How can you tell Christine O'Donnell's lying? She's moving her lips.”

iconoclast6 on Oct 14, 2010 at 16:26:43

“Wait for it.............
Wait for it.............
Wait for it.............
Wait for it.............
......Which ones?

Cleaver on Oct 14, 2010 at 16:26:36

“That's what most of us say about Obama.

Quit stealing our lines!”
What Women Over 50 Need To Know

What Women Over 50 Need To Know

Commented Apr 7, 2010 at 12:58:46 in Healthy Living

“I will be 60 on May 23 and can't wait to get this book.

I was in great shape physically and emotionally at 50 and have had some ups and downs over the last decade. The last 18 months have been particularly tough; I lost my mother and father and my 101-year-old grandmother. We thought my mother, 79, would live to be at least 100 since her mother lived to 101, but we didn't know she needed a mitral valve replacement. She didn't make it through the open heart surgery. My father,81, tried his best to live but he only lasted 9 months and 9 days. Talk about facing your own mortality in a very short amount of time!

But as my birthday grows near, I find myself being ME more than ever. I do color my hair but I wear it mid-length and curly. I wear it this way because I like it and it is naturally curly--no more straightener for me!

I feel 25 inside and plan to take care of myself and live as long as I can. I try new things and am always learning and I love my work, my garden, my husband, our home, our travels, and especially a good book.

Life is worth living when you help others and we do as much volunteer work as we can. Check out this organization:
Dreams Have No Age Limit: Famous People Who Started Late

Dreams Have No Age Limit: Famous People Who Started Late

Commented Apr 6, 2010 at 22:46:02 in Healthy Living

“What fabulous wisdom about life! I look around my world and see many special gifts just for me and my 60th birthday (May 23) and this article was the latest! As I reach this momentous milestone, I'm celebrating who I am and what's important to me. My life is always evolving. I've discovered a love of science that I never knew I had and can't wait to see where it's going to take me! I'm glad to be this old--it feels so right. Thanks for the birthday gift!”
The 12-Step Buddhist: Why Do We Have Drinking Dreams?

The 12-Step Buddhist: Why Do We Have Drinking Dreams?

Commented Feb 3, 2010 at 22:22:34 in Healthy Living

“I've been clean and sober a long time (24+ years) and have had several drinking dreams over the years and share the experiences of many of those who offered their thoughts. My drinking in the dream was usually a simple accident like picking up someone's drink and drinking it and I am filled with remorse and yet my strongest thought would always be: How can I get away with this? Why do I have to tell? I don't want to lose my sobriety time! I like being an old-timer! These thoughts reveal to me that I can still be that lying, cheating drunk who always looked for the easier softer way.

And then I turn the thoughts, the dream, my alcoholism, and my life over to God and remember that God is doing for me what I can't do for myself.”

NoSillyName on Feb 6, 2010 at 15:55:31

Kurt Warner RETIRING: Retirement Ends Epic NFL Career

Kurt Warner RETIRING: Retirement Ends Epic NFL Career

Commented Jan 29, 2010 at 16:03:07 in Sports

“We'll miss you, Kurt. Thanks for the memories. I'll never forget wading into the crowd as the truck with Kurt and Brenda Warner came past us on Market St at the victory parade in St Louis the year the Rams won the Super Bowl. I was creaming "Kurt! Kurt!" along with the rest of the crowd. The whole city of STL was celebrating! What a season! They won the Superbowl on my son's 20th birthday! What a birthday gift!

It was hard to see Warner leave the Rams but then when the Arizona Cardinals signed him, we could almost forgive Bill Bidwell for moving the team (Go Big Red!) from STL!

Kurt and Brenda Warner have their priorities straight. They give back and help those less fortunate. I really admire them both.”
Joe Wilson: Obama's Birthplace Should Have Been Brought Up In Primary

Joe Wilson: Obama's Birthplace Should Have Been Brought Up In Primary

Commented Jan 27, 2010 at 12:50:40 in Politics

“Unemployment goes higher and higher, real estate is in the tank, wars rage on and on, the middle class struggles, and this is what you people come up with? America needs solutions. Otherwise, shut up!”

oldrwizr on Jan 27, 2010 at 13:03:58

“That's because they really have nothing else.”
Bush Pushes Back Against Limbaugh's Obama-Haiti Remark

Bush Pushes Back Against Limbaugh's Obama-Haiti Remark

Commented Jan 17, 2010 at 15:57:48 in Politics

“Hey, Rush, take some more pills and eat another cheeseburger. Keep those comments coming. We need to know how the head of the Republican party really feels.”
Palin's Latest <em>Rogue</em> Gaffe

Palin's Latest Rogue Gaffe

Commented Nov 30, 2009 at 15:55:28 in Books

“Great idea to complain to the bookstore owners. I've always covered up the books by Ann Croulter, Rush Blimpbag, Gleen Becke, et al at our local bookstores with other books but the massive display at Costco was going to be hard to cover. I did notice that the books were all alone in the middle of the aisle and didn't see anyone picking them up. People must know there's much better fiction out there than her book.”

ohLordy on Nov 30, 2009 at 16:29:39

“Why? All those books you mention are best sellers.

I would never dream of going in and telling a bookstore retailer how to manage their displays, nor would I waste my time covering up the covers of the Clintons, Obama or Al Franken or any other left-leaning author. What a silly waste of time and negative energy.”
Biggest Loser: Contestants Admit Dangerous Practices, Can't Speak Out

Biggest Loser: Contestants Admit Dangerous Practices, Can't Speak Out

Commented Nov 25, 2009 at 12:28:23 in Media

“I really like the show because it highlights overeating and not exercising and how overweight/obese people feel about themselves. It shows that weight loss is possible. The transformations are astounding and fun to watch.

HOWEVER, it's just like any other reality show: it isn't reality at all. The food is portioned out to them (who wouldn't lose if all you had to do was show up to eat and then have no way to get more). AND they exercise for what? 4, 5 or 6 hours a day? And they don't have go to work, go to school, take care of the kids, pay the bills, live with a spouse and/or teenagers, and deal with REAL world issues.

The bottom line is to keep the WEIGHT OFF and continue to exercise, which is hard to do in the REAL world.”

SweetTart on Nov 25, 2009 at 12:56:22

“Exactly - it isn't reality. How many of us can spend 4, 5 or 6 hours a day exercising? Most of us have real lives, and even if you had the time, who would want to spend all that time in the gym, day after day?”
Is Relapse Part Of Recovery?

Is Relapse Part Of Recovery?

Commented Oct 16, 2009 at 10:18:47 in Healthy Living

“With 24 years of comfortable sobriety as a result of the fellowship and principles of AA, I find myself wanting to defend AA and that's pretty funny! Because AA doesn't need any defense. AA is alive and well and helping people who want a daily reprieve from the compulsion to drink.
AA NEVER takes credit for anything ever because AA has no opinions and has no need to take credit for anything. Lots of people have a difficult time with AA's organization (or lack of it).
Instead of AA changing to suit this crazy mixed up world (modern ain't always better), maybe the world could change to the principles of the 12 steps (hope, love, compassion, acceptance, helping others, etc).
I'm sooo glad I did not let my intellectual self-sufficiency get in the way of surrendering to a power greater than myself and listening to those who had what I wanted (sobriety). I thank my concept of God everyday that I am sober and happy, joyous, and free. There's room in AA for all kinds of higher powers and all types of belief. The bottom line is SOBRIETY.
Remember, the only requirment for membership in AA is a desire to stop drinking.”
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Mad Men: "The Arrangements" -- HuffPost Review

Commented Sep 8, 2009 at 09:03:52 in Entertainment

“Insightful and accurate comments about Mad Men. We can even see the fake personae that the USA developed post-World War II as the savior of the world. (And we know how badly that turned out.)”

hp blogger William Bradley on Sep 9, 2009 at 10:23:12

“Oh, let's not get carried away ... :)”
McCain To Oppose Sotomayor For Supreme Court

McCain To Oppose Sotomayor For Supreme Court

Commented Aug 3, 2009 at 16:51:02 in Politics

“This is great. I have 2 words for him: Hispanic vote.”

samuelberg on Aug 3, 2009 at 16:52:59

“he's not running again so even the Martian vote has the same relevance.”

MaryanneAZ on Aug 3, 2009 at 16:52:42

“I have two more: BIG MISTAKE. Huge.”
huffingtonpost entry

President Obama and Congress: If You Missed Wise County, Join Me in LA

Commented Jul 25, 2009 at 18:24:01 in Politics

“Thank you, thank you, Mr Potter, for writing this! We were unable to make it to Wise County, VA, this weekend but we were in Cocke County, TN, last weekend. My husband is a retired optician and optical lab expert and we've traveled all over Tennessee from St Louis to RAM clinics with the vision group, and we'll be in LA for the clinic Aug 11-18.

I'd love to see any elected official come to a RAM clinic and hear the stories of Americans who go without having blood pressure checked or dental exams. (Poor dental health is poor health!)

And then to meet people who go without eye exams and who have vision problems such as glaucoma or cataracts. Many people who come to the clinics need glasses but can't afford them. Right here, in the richest country on Earth.

All of the services that RAM provides are free. The dental group will provide free dental care, including extractions and fillings. The vision group will make eyeglasses on the spot if we have the correct lenses. (RAM is bringing their portable optical labs from Knoxville.)

We hope to have some good press in LA. We still need volunteers, especially in the optical group. We need opticians, ODs, MDs, and optical lab techs. To find out how to volunteer and for info about the clinic, go to
huffingtonpost entry

My Abortion: It's Time to Tell

Commented Jun 2, 2009 at 21:08:00 in Healthy Living

“Women will have abortions whether they are legal or not.
Abortion MUST be safe and legal or it will be done in back alleys with coat hangers or worse.

My heart is heavy when I think of all of the women who died as a result of illegal, botched abortions.

Sex education and easy access to birth control is the answer.”
What It's Like to Spend Five Months in Silence

What It's Like to Spend Five Months in Silence

Commented May 19, 2009 at 12:17:18 in Healthy Living

“Congratulations on your 5 months of silence. Sounds marvelous to me! The world would be a better place if more of us practiced some form of a silence or meditation daily.

Another similar practice of silence is Centering Prayer, which is part of the Contemplative Prayer tradition. I sit in silence twice a day for 20 or 30 minutes. When my thoughts become too much, I repeat my sacred word (mine is "silence"), which returns me to my intention to "experience God's presence within, closer than breathing, closer than thinking, closer than consciousness itself."

It's so simple and costs nothing.

Read more on this practice at
What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn't Fail?

What Would You Do If You Knew You Couldn't Fail?

Commented Feb 18, 2009 at 12:01:54 in Healthy Living

“I was attracted to the title of the article "What would you do..." and had no idea it would uplift my spirits and make me LAUGH OUT LOUD!

It's a grey cold day here in the Midwest of the US, and I am feeling the great sorrow of my mother's death 10 days ago. She wasn't young (79) but she had never been sick until she had shortness of breath and her heart valve damage was discovered. She took no medications and good care of her health so we expected that she would survive the open heart surgery that the doctors recommended. Her death was shock, and we are all filled with grief.

And yet, I am now filled with such peace and happiness and I am inspired. LOVE IS and I intend to dance.

Thank you Dr Rich. I'll spread this link around my world!”

topkatnc on Feb 18, 2009 at 14:25:11

“Sorry about your Mom. I lost mine in Sept. 07 . If you had a good Mother like I did , it will take a long time to heal. It is a loss that stays with you forever .”

hp blogger Dr. Judith Rich on Feb 18, 2009 at 13:32:36

“Dear boomerangst,

Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved mother.

There is nothing that can fill that place she occupied in your life and in your heart, but your enduring love for her and the memories of all the times you shared together.

Yes, Love Is, so hold it near and allow your mother's wings to help you get through this time of loss.

Keep dancing dearest one,

dandypuddin on Feb 18, 2009 at 12:16:22

“My heartfelt sympathies on the loss of your mother. I lost mine 3 years ago and still miss her everyday.”
huffingtonpost entry

Obama's TV Tease...

Commented Dec 12, 2006 at 14:38:00 in Politics

“This is a real man for real people. I'd vote for him in any election. I love his sense of humor and hope he can keep it when the right-wing smear campaigners and their hate machine get rolling.”
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Obama's TV Tease...

Commented Dec 12, 2006 at 14:27:13 in Politics

“This is a real man for real people and I'll campaign for him for whatever office and whenever he chooses to run. I love his sense of humor and hope he keeps it when the Republicanazis come after him and you know they will.”