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Blogger Jennifer Adams: Sleeping Apart From My Husband Saved Our Relationship (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 12:47:04 in HuffPost Live 321

“My wife and I have had the same arrangement for over 35 years. Early in our marriage our friends expressed concern. But a few have ended up with the same arrangement as aging has affected their sleeping in one way or another. It's only a big deal if you imagine it to be.”
Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 13:08:52 in Parents

“I thought this subject was laid to rest a long time ago. Recently I've seen a number of stories like this one. It's just never been an issue for me. Not as a little boy. Not as a teenager. And not as an adult. Why in the world would it be? And why are those with an issue about it so silent about why they have an issue?”
Clorox Insults Dads, Claims It Was Trying To Be Funny

Clorox Insults Dads, Claims It Was Trying To Be Funny

Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 14:43:31 in Parents

“When did we all get SO insecure that we have to make an issue out of every statement that can be vaguely construed as all about us? Enough already.”
Facebook Post About M Spa Salon's Poor Treatment Of Mom And Son With Autism Goes Viral

Facebook Post About M Spa Salon's Poor Treatment Of Mom And Son With Autism Goes Viral

Commented May 29, 2013 at 13:34:14 in Parents

“I'm glad for the opportunity this incident provided for reminding all of us that there are stories and heartaches behind the faces we see every day. But I'm a little surprised that all the sensitive people who took up the defense of this little boy and his mother were so willing to cast the shop owner into the role of villain. I doubt very much this was a pleasant experience for her. I'm guessing she didn't wake up that morning hoping she could come unglued at a client in front of her staff and other patrons. It seems to me, her response shows just how much pressure her clients put on her for a "perfect" salon experience. After more than 30 years of doing kitchen remodels, it's not at all difficult to imagine where the pressure that led to this situation originated.”

metalsmithgirl71 on May 29, 2013 at 14:30:23

“if she doesn't want to deal with children, she should refuse service, not do what she did.”

peegan on May 29, 2013 at 13:56:26

“Owning a business that provides this type of service I am sure does come with inherent pressures. But how you handle the pressure is the difference between being a professional or not. I doubt that this was a radical personality change for this woman and if you asked her employees would have some tales to tell.”

hargrcx on May 29, 2013 at 13:44:10

“Oh please, how high end can that shop be if the owner acts that way. Some customer service. Why did they allow the mom to make the appointment in the first place, if they don't do kids hair. He was 2 1/2!!! Autism or no, a 2 1/2 year old is probably going to cry when they get their hair cut. That owner deserves to be boycotted if she treats people that way. I have NO sympathy for her.”
Clarence Thomas: Obama Only President Because He's What 'Elites' Expect 'From A Black Person' (VIDEO)

Clarence Thomas: Obama Only President Because He's What 'Elites' Expect 'From A Black Person' (VIDEO)

Commented May 4, 2013 at 13:27:32 in Politics

“Sadly, I think you're right. And I don't expect the voting public to get any smarter. For better or worse they vote by emotion. Give them something they know or seems familiar. But don't make them think.”

mandomitch on May 4, 2013 at 13:36:50

“Exactly! Thats why 48% voted agaist Obama, emotion.”
Kevin Swanson, Anti-Gay Pastor, Claims Gays Will 'Burn Christians At The Stake'

Kevin Swanson, Anti-Gay Pastor, Claims Gays Will 'Burn Christians At The Stake'

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 02:16:58 in Religion

“Well he has a point. I mean look at all the hate crimes perpetrated by gays. And all the gay gangs. Not to mention gay organized crime syndicates. It has to be stopped.”

RienneLaJoie1 on Feb 7, 2013 at 05:55:30

“Lmao...yes, yes...I have been victimized time and again...one particular 'gay gang', they assault me with hugs every time that I see them...it's like, it's like they are trying to hug me gay! ;)”

Redhand126 on Feb 7, 2013 at 05:30:12

“I'm sure the violent crimes agaisnt gays outnubmer the ones by them..ohh by a million or so”

gmikejake on Feb 7, 2013 at 03:55:39

“All following that darned "gay agenda," gay militias, the gay political party, gay churches, gay schools, gay scout troops, I've even heard that there is a secret gay NRA, why "they're everywhere, they're everywhere!!" Amygdala Alert! Pretty soon everyone will be gay because it is contagious you know! The end of civilization as we know it! All nonsense, of course, but exactly the sort of thinking that still exists, obviously, in far too many minds in this society.”
Grandmother Reportedly Takes A Stand Against Anti-LGBT Pastor To Support Gay Grandson

Grandmother Reportedly Takes A Stand Against Anti-LGBT Pastor To Support Gay Grandson

Commented Feb 7, 2013 at 02:09:33 in Gay Voices

“It just amazes me that we Christians suffer over "what to do about" gays because it's a sin. Last time I checked so is sex outside of marriage. But none of us is overly concerned with what to do about "those" people. Why is that?”

charekay on Feb 7, 2013 at 06:09:11

“As Christians because we understand that we are under grace. each Christians's relationship is between that person and God. We don't have to worry about how another person is living their life. that will be between them and God. How another person is living has nothing to do with my faith with God. All I'm concerned about is treating other people with respect and the love of christ as fellow human beings. Just like I made my decision to accept Christ, It is up to them to choose Christ or not. God don't just give Christians free will, He gives us all free will. Jesus said that of all his teachings, the most important one is love. I only share the word with others if they are interested. I don't force my faith on anyone. If in this forum, someone is speaking of the scriptures and have questions about one, I will post the scripture in question and answer any question asked to the best of my ability, but I will refer to what the Bible say and then it will be up to the person if they accept or reject what the word says on whatever the topic.It's not that hard to repect one another. We may differ on topics, that's a part of life, but as fellow human beings, we can respect one another and treat others as we would want to be treated.”
Marriage And Sex: Is It OK To Tell Your Spouse When You Find Someone Attractive?

Marriage And Sex: Is It OK To Tell Your Spouse When You Find Someone Attractive?

Commented Jan 13, 2013 at 12:20:25 in Weddings

“My wife and I both look at other people. For the most part we talk about good looking people because we rarely agree. I don't think I've ever pointed out a man that my wife thought was good looking. And most of the women I think are good looking, my finds plain. It's never been a problem. If I get too worked up over some stranger my wife just says, "Go ahead, but don't get your feelings hurt. And if you do, don't come crying to me." That kind of keeps it in perspective.”
Mary J. Blige Discusses Supporting Gay Marriage As A Born-Again Christian

Mary J. Blige Discusses Supporting Gay Marriage As A Born-Again Christian

Commented Jan 10, 2013 at 13:47:59 in Gay Voices

“She didn't say she supports their behavior. She said she supports them, the people. Living a sin free life is impossible. Jesus said so. Paul agreed. The issue isn't whether or not they are behaving as you or even the Bible says they should. It's about your behavior toward them. The Bible requires Christians to love and not judge. Obviously, that's enough to keep all of us busy. So busy as to not have time for judging even if we were encouraged to do so. Want a better world? Start with yourself. When you love perfectly, teach us how we can as well.”

H Mann on Jan 11, 2013 at 15:46:19

“Fruity - Avoid every appearance of evil.... Stop doing wrong when you know something is wrong. I do love and care about many unsaved folks - I am told by God not to hang out and become like them. Get it - it's not judging to state a fact and stand with God/Jesus.”

usthatswho1 on Jan 10, 2013 at 19:52:47

“But that does not mean to approve of the sin. Just because we are not perfect does not mean that we should not follow God's word. 1 Corinthians 6:9 states the sin. We can love the sinner (as we all are sinners) but do not get it twisted, we must hate the sin! For that reason we must not support the sin in any way.”

everettmaultsby on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:13:11

“"Living a sin free life is impossible. Jesus said so. Paul agreed."
I can tell who doesn't read the bible (entirely)....”

beckym1488 on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:10:30

“She supports them being married. That is not the same as loving the sinner. I have pre-marital sex and my Mom tells me it's a sin and it's wrong, but she doesn't hate me or love me any less. See the difference? Loving the sinner and condoning the behavior is 2 different ball games.”
Bob Casey Flips On Gun Control, Supports Measures To Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

Bob Casey Flips On Gun Control, Supports Measures To Ban Assault Weapons, High-Capacity Magazines

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 13:21:14 in Politics

“In 1971 I was a student at Pasadena City College, sitting in a psych class, staring out the window. I remember very little about that class, but the one statement my professor made that caught my attention was that he had given up his right to own a gun and encouraged others to do the same. His rationale was that if doing so saved just one life, it would be worth it. He talked about his love of guns and hunting. How his family had traditions that revolved around guns. But still, he felt compelled to relinquish his right for the possibility of saving one life. I couldn't come up with a reason for owning a gun that trumped his purpose. I never have. And I've never purchased a gun or ammunition. I encourage others to do the same. Now more than ever, it seems clear that relinquishing your right WILL save lives.”

marymeade2 on Dec 20, 2012 at 14:35:06

“It is never wise, no matter how well intended, to reliquish your constitutional rights. We have the rule of law. Within that realm are criminal laws and a justice system meant to make sure our rights as individuals are protected from those who inflict harm on either your person or your property. Your professor sounds like a nut, anti-american liberal. He should have been teaching the Constitution and how lucky we are to have it.”

eyedoctor on Dec 20, 2012 at 13:59:13

“Your choice. And you will be protected by us when the time comes.”
Hindus And Muslims Most Likely To Abstain From Premarital Sex According To New Study

Hindus And Muslims Most Likely To Abstain From Premarital Sex According To New Study

Commented Oct 29, 2012 at 01:41:24 in Religion

“The burqa really works? That's your studied conclusion? Seriously? How about the threat of death? I'm thinking that trumps the burqa.”
Small Breasts Advantages: This Empty 'Breastseller' Gets It Seriously Wrong (PHOTO)

Small Breasts Advantages: This Empty 'Breastseller' Gets It Seriously Wrong (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 24, 2012 at 12:37:38 in Women

“For what it's worth and contrary to popular belief, most men just don't care how big your breasts are. If you've got nipples, you've got guys' attention. Lacking nipples? No worries, they will still find other parts of your body to lust over. Honest.”
Sharmeka Moffitt, Louisiana Woman, May Have Set Herself On Fire In Dubious Race-Related Attack: Police (UPDATED)

Sharmeka Moffitt, Louisiana Woman, May Have Set Herself On Fire In Dubious Race-Related Attack: Police (UPDATED)

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 21:38:49 in Black Voices

“Regardless of how this ends up, I appreciate the police chief's attitude. Seems to me he's saying she's one of ours and needs our help whether she did it herself or not. It's hard to be wrong when you're looking out for people who need help.”

klites1956 on Oct 23, 2012 at 22:15:17

“Very sad case and I agree that the police chief shows compassion and cares for someone who is obviously not well ... This sounds more like a mental health issue and not a racial issue... I hope she can eventually find peace and get help... Prayers for this woman and hope that her community will show the same compassion as their police chief. (-_-)”
Having A Boy: One Dad's Confession About Why He Only Wanted Daughters

Having A Boy: One Dad's Confession About Why He Only Wanted Daughters

Commented Oct 22, 2012 at 13:19:05 in Parents

“I can relate to everything you've written. I'm the same as you in so many ways. But, I laugh. It's not intended to be therapeutic. It doesn't really change anything or anyone. But I laugh. Because I've learned that there's really very little that is so serious that you can't laugh. Because at the end of the day, we are all funny little creatures with strange emotions that catch us by surprise. And those surprises force us to admit, if we're honest, that we're all pretty much the same. Opting out of humankind isn't and option. But laughing can change your perspective about how serious this is. Our biology stunts us emotionally. We are violent. We experience blood lust. We act out. By learning to laugh at those moments in my own life, where emotions are SO incongruent with reality that laughter is the only reasonable response, I've been able to slowly change my behavior. And it helps me to forgive myself for being . . . well, just being . . . but especially for being male.”
Talia Castellano, Teen With Cancer, Goes On 'Ellen' And Becomes Cover Girl (WATCH)

Talia Castellano, Teen With Cancer, Goes On 'Ellen' And Becomes Cover Girl (WATCH)

Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 20:09:52 in Teen

“Thanks Ellen for introducing us (the world) to an amazing young woman. It just doesn't get any better than this! You go girl!”
Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

Commented Oct 8, 2012 at 12:43:16 in Politics

“Well said. I find it hard to defend either position, but not because I think both are wrong. Just because I find both sides so absolute in their views. Anyone believing in God has to, ultimately, admit to having no idea how anything or anyone can pre-exist itself, himself or herself. And anyone who believes that logic and scientific method will answer every question shares the same problem with the existence anything . . . time . . . space . . . matter. You can search forever, but ultimately you are up against the last curtain and you find it impossible to pull back, see through or go around. If it's all the result of a big bang or multiple big bangs, who or what caused that? And who caused the perpetrator? And on and on.”
Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

Paul Broun: Evolution, Big Bang 'Lies Straight From The Pit Of Hell'

Commented Oct 6, 2012 at 13:40:36 in Politics

“Why are both sides of this discussion always so overstated as to make themselves look foolish? There's cause for reasonable discussion, even debate, but instead all that gets published or broadcast is a nonsense rant.”

bucksy on Oct 6, 2012 at 21:53:12

“what exactly do you think makes science look foolish? name one thing please. I obviously do not need to ask the same question about religion.”

lp18 on Oct 6, 2012 at 13:56:04

“There is no cause for discussion. There are simply things we do not know about yet. God does not exist in any form. the sooner you accept this and really begin to live your life the sooner you will be happy. (did you like my overstatement????) (how about my nonsense rant) What you really must remember all "gods"eventually die off. they are replaced by logic, commonsense, and knowledge. It is only a matter of die for this incarnation.”

madasamarchare on Oct 6, 2012 at 13:55:34

“If one side insists that the book of Genesis in the Holy Bible is the literal account of the creation of the universe and refuses to consider any other possibility, then there's no debate.

Beyond that, I've never seen anyone who advocates our modern view of the origins of the universe look foolish. I don't see 'both sides' being overstated - this is NOT a case where 'the truth' is somewhere in-between two opposites.”

PissedOffIndigoKid on Oct 6, 2012 at 13:49:54

“there is no cause actually, I'm not sure what you mean to say there's cause to believe that evolution isn't real, or that the big bang didn't happen. There is no debate, that's why it' so frustrating to have to even go backwards to try and inform people.”

jmccar5748 on Oct 6, 2012 at 13:48:46

“How on earth can there be "reasonable discussion" when one side (the creationist side) has completely abandoned reason? In fact, they demonize, literally, anyone who embraces reason! Where then is the opportunity for reasonable discussion?”

greejambri on Oct 6, 2012 at 13:45:26

“How is it reasonable to assert the evolution is wrong, and the earth is only 9.000 years old? To have a reasonable discussion, you have to at least start from a place of reason.”

luvbulldawg on Oct 6, 2012 at 13:43:07

“just like politics!”
Science & God: Will Biology, Astronomy, Physics Rule Out Existence Of Deity?

Science & God: Will Biology, Astronomy, Physics Rule Out Existence Of Deity?

Commented Sep 19, 2012 at 13:57:49 in Science

“When the final argument or conclusion is, "and that's just how it is," there is definitely room for God. Science has and I suspect will continue to unravel mysteries about the universe we live in. But the fact remains that they have never (and I suspect never will be able to) provide an answer for what lies outside of all that we can see, touch, imagine etc. But, scientists aren't alone with this dilemma. Theologians don't have answers for the very similar question of where God came from. To say He has always been (a function of time) doesn't really satisfy the question when you believe He created time and space. I think we're a long way from the final arguments. Science and theology are two very different perspectives of the same phenomena and the lack of a common language will continue to breed argument, if not contempt, among even the most sincere players. For me, it's a better playground when there are questions left unanswered. That alone helps to keep our self importance (our perspective) in check. When everything is answered, all that remains is to manipulate what there is . . . with no hope of finding real cosmic magic . . . whether described in scientific terms or religious.”
Sue Monk Kidd On Living Our Own Truth

Sue Monk Kidd On Living Our Own Truth

Commented Jul 23, 2012 at 03:46:50 in Healthy Living

“For me it involved being self employed so that I was free (available) to act spontaneously and creatively as life unfolds daily. I made an OK but unhappy employee, but a really happy and successful business owner.”
Savannah Dietrich, 17-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim, Faces Charge For Naming Attackers

Savannah Dietrich, 17-Year-Old Sexual Assault Victim, Faces Charge For Naming Attackers

Commented Jul 22, 2012 at 13:44:40 in Crime

“Yesterday I read about a man who stripped naked in an airport, but when taken to court, was protected by his right to free speech because he stripped in protest to the way the TSA processed him. If this girl's response was a protest against a court order that seems remarkably insensitive and plainly outrageous, then it seems to me that her free speech rights ought to protect her as well. Of course she's in contempt of court. That's exactly the point of her protest.”

bobbybfourteen on Jul 22, 2012 at 14:06:17

“She's in contempt of a contemptable court!!! That should cancel her punishment out!!!!”
Science, Religion With Buddhist Monk Dr. Matthieu Ricard (VIDEO)

Science, Religion With Buddhist Monk Dr. Matthieu Ricard (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 16:40:44 in Science

“LC - You guessed wrong. I happen to believe in God as you apparently do. I just don't share your hostility toward those whose beliefs differ from mine.”
Science, Religion With Buddhist Monk Dr. Matthieu Ricard (VIDEO)

Science, Religion With Buddhist Monk Dr. Matthieu Ricard (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 17, 2012 at 13:05:00 in Science

“For me, it always comes down to the scientific method being good and useful for testing things that can be repeated and experienced with our senses or deduced by logic. But not very useful for understanding those things that can't be. It doesn't make more or less sense for me to believe that the universe is run by a god than to believe it is all a cosmic action and reaction. Neither side really knows. And neither side can prove their belief(s). But both benefit from believing in whichever position they believe, even if it's just to have a consistent perspective that they can use as a baseline. We don't have enough information yet for proof. And I think it's a waste of time that our arguments prevent both views from sharing what they do know . . . or believe they know. Neither side should be afraid of the other proving them wrong. It's a premature fear. If we can't agree on anything else, we should be able to agree on that. Otherwise it's just a clash of egos.”

Ian McCullough on Jul 17, 2012 at 17:00:51

“Well said, right now the scientific method and material instruments can only measure the material world. There is a noetic aspect to reality that is beyond the quantitative analysis of digital science; the spirit. What we need to do is see the balance between the two and, as you stated, learn from each other and agree on the fundamental principles that we do share.”

LONG CARL on Jul 17, 2012 at 14:07:35

“Oh yes we do know GOD made this earth. you just appear to be blind.”
Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Chris Rock 'White People's Day' July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy

Commented Jul 6, 2012 at 12:54:06 in Comedy

“It's not the funniest thing I've ever read. But I don't think Rock wrote it to just be funny. His whole thing seems to be getting people to look at themselves from another perspective. Basically asking us if we even realize what we're doing? Do we see how insensitive we are? The joke is that we usually don't. We all see through myopic eyes that imagine we are the center of the universe. Chris, among others, reminds us we're not. There's no hate in that. Just a wake up slap in the face that's usually deserved and/or needed.”
Debra Messing Divorce: Actress Says She's 'At Peace' With Split

Debra Messing Divorce: Actress Says She's 'At Peace' With Split

Commented May 6, 2012 at 14:23:42 in Divorce

“I think the quote above from the June 2007 issue of Redbook is the single most lucid comment I've ever read concerning marriage. And I agree that the game may have changed some with our longer lives. But, at least for me, living longer just makes remaining married to the same person more compelling. You may very well get a different response from my wife, but the longer my wife and I are married the more ("deeper"? . . . the words are clumsy here) I love her and appreciate knowing her and being known by her. To me, it feels like it's getting better. More profound and more important to me. It's not that we don't grow and change, but she and our relationship provide a constant that I'm not convinced could be duplicated. And hopefully she feels the same or finds something similarly compelling to her.”

Footnotes on May 6, 2012 at 17:18:34

“Wow, what a guy and what a lucky lady your wife is to have someone who totally gets what it's all about ! Here's hoping that Debra and her husband each find future happiness.”
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