“I totally agree with you regarding the clerks. I brought a legal action with the help of the clerks alone. Without them, I'd have been stuck paying a lot of money to an attorney. They were willing to help, and pretty much held my hand through the process.”
garynofishing on Jun 2, 2014 at 15:50:07
“This is exactly how I learned how to do it the very first time way back in 1972 or thereabout. It was the nice Lady Clerk”
“After the snafu of buying a NutriBullet (which I returned the next day), we invested in a Ninja Ultra. I don't do enough with the machine to justify the cost of a VitaMix.
The Ninja has worked wonders, with one caveat. The individual tumblers that came with the model we chose have caps that convert them to drinking cups--but the caps on both tumblers leak, turning them into dribble cups.
But that wasn't the main reason we bought the machine, so we didn't return it. I'm thrilled with the machine itself.”
“And again you're conflating beauty with size, and assuming that people who find her beautiful are doing so because she's thin. You seem to admire Audrey, yet you bristle when others remark on her beauty?
I don't have a PHD in Genetics, or hands on medical experience of how hunger affects facial bone structure, but I don't believe it would change it from, say, having a "Roman" nose to a straight one, or having a wide jaw into a narrow one.
She had the genetic phenotype that that studies have shown that are attractive to most people. Hunger, fear, unmet needs can affect skin and musculature, hair quality and even color, but the basic bone structure remains, just like eye color probably doesn't change due to hunger as a child.
You know, people really are quite capable of looking beyond the the beauty of the physical self, and Audrey's humanity was as much a part of her beauty as whatever effects she created to compliment her natural good looks.
If she suffered as you state--and I don't have knowledge that she didn't--it doesn't diminish her beauty. Or do you believe that her physical self shouldn't be admired because of her suffering? Your point escapes me, as does the thrust of your post”
applegrape on May 7, 2014 at 22:21:30
“The basic bone structure, just like her much admired twenty inch waist (she had to deliver by caesarean because her hips were tiny to give birth naturally), is rendered much thinner due to starvation during adolescence not allowing for normal hormone driven bone growth-thus preserving the delicate jaw of childhood.
Perhaps we should quit setting women impossible ideals of beauty-this one is truly impossible. Admire what she achieved, but accept that her thin form signified that she was working with a handicap, not an advantage.”
“Her beauty isn't in her frame, but in the symmetry of her features, and that innate, unmistakeable glow of a person who has inner beauty.
Her bearing was always elegant, the way she expressed herself in the way she dressed was refined and tasteful--she could make a pair of jeans and a white shirt a fashion statement.
I've not read a single post as of the time I reached yours that gushes about her size and/or form, other than that of her facial structure. Which, thin or not, was very well proportioned.”
applegrape on May 4, 2014 at 19:09:17
“Do you think her jaw and facial features were not affected by starvation? Her too thin jaw gives her face a child like poignancy. And her desire for perfection and control reflected the same fears the concentration camp survivors sought to overcome. Always struggling to be perfect so the dark can never come again. She used her pain so well, turning a role Marilyn Monroe would've made more like Miley Cyrus, into a complex paean of youth and longing.
But lets get past the myth of "effortless beauty" she bought that ability with great pain.”
“They weren't beating each other up. The article states she locked the door (and it's assumed she wouldn't let him leave). He probably shoved her trying to get out. Seems there was a third party (Edie's mother) who witnessed it, and the judge would have taken that into account.”
“I've had this happen countless times. One time, all I did was to say something on the order of "that was great, really liked it" and was deleted. If I express an emotion one way or the other, it's either held up until it's on the 5th page, or deleted. I've stopped posting anything meaningful, for the most part.
Supposedly, they got rid of the human mods, but whatever program, or person running the program, must not like names that start with certain letters in the alphabet.”
“You need to stop speaking in stereotypes. I know it's all the rage for people to assume that liberals have "bleeding hearts" for criminals, but that's as bad as saying all conservatives have no mercy for anyone other than the rich.
I, for one, think this woman should have gotten the death penalty.”
“While the ACA didn't help me, I've been supportive of POTUS and thrilled that it's now helping millions who have needed it.
My own problems stem from living with my s/o; while I'm on SS, he works. I pay my own bills, and pay my share of rent and utilities. $637 doesn't stretch too far and he buys food, but doesn't otherwise pay my debts.
Because of this, they wanted his income information. He's barely surviving financially, and if it wasn't for us living together he would have lost his house. That said, he can't afford the $400+ that we were shown was the least expensive amount I'd have to pay.
I get medicare in June, but it was too late for me as I was hospitalized and just got out last Sunday.
Again--while my story is probably not all that uncommon, I am glad that there are millions of children who will get better health care, and parents who have to choose between health care and making a life for their families.
I voted for Potus both times, and would do it again in a heartbeat if it were legal. I'm proud that our country is ensuring that even the very poor won't be turned away by the medical/insurance industry and their cabals in government office.”
G K Moore on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:22:55
“Sorry dude/dudet, If your on Medacare medacaid. or SSD, and your spouse is not, or disability, you rspouse must meet 9.5% of thh family income to get any Subsidy; It's called the family Glitch, But there is a way around it, a Navagator told me about it.........It's called DIVORCE!”
“I can't sign up for the AFA. I live with my s/o, though he doesn't pay my bills and I pay my share of expenses. We're both living on the edge financially.
I tried once before to see if I could sign up yesterday, and a computer glitch kept me from being able to. I won't designate him as a domestic partner, as then they count his income. When I selected "unrelated other," the computer program then asked if he were married, I selected "no," the program would not let me continue, and got kind of crazy asking "who is 's [that's the way it was printed] spouse, dependents, etc.
It stalled on that every time I back-tracked to redo it. I even deleted the application and restarted (when I could get on again), but it kept stalling on that portion.
I gave up. The thing is, when I applied months ago, I was shown that I'd have to pay upwards of $400 per month due to my s/o's income. I can't afford that. When I saw my health care provider yesterday, she told me there were subsidies available.
But their aren't to people like me who live with their s/o but keep their finances separately, unless you lie on your application.”