Nov 3, 2012 at 12:10:32
“Isnt the term "illegal immigrants" enough? It is not okay to break our laws. And if illegals had any respect for our laws then maybe they should go through the process of getting here legally? Too tough for you? It took my grandmother 12 years to get here legally, my uncle 15 years, my two aunts 18 years. I have no sympathy for illegal immigrants. I am a citizen and I have to obey the laws, pay my taxes, work 16 hrs a day and more to help my family. Do I get any type of assistance? No. So now the Latinos are voting by race, eh? What does that tellyou? What they decry as racist against illegal immigrants, they are doing the same thing to an American citizen Sheriff, who is trying to enforce the laws of this country, all because they don't like it. If you feel singled out, don't come here illegally, who the heck do you think you are to come here and change our laws for your benefits. We have other immigrants from all over the world wanting to come here too, not just Hispanics. And I am Spanish.”
Contact1972 on Nov 3, 2012 at 13:13:55
“As for the Sheriff-I feel he has lost his way and is drowning in a sea of xenophobia. Time for new blood.”
Contact1972 on Nov 3, 2012 at 13:13:18
“Your grandmother, aunts and uncle are the exact reason why we need a better immigration system. It should not take that long but it does because the system we have is clogged, antiquated and broken. I completely agree that everyone should come here legally but let me give you an example of how out of touch the system is. For gay Americans we still have no way to legally sponsor our legally married spouses. Thats just fact. So for a great many binational gay couples we have to look to a third country to move to, one that will take both of us. Or we end up living thousands of miles away from each other in separate countries. And this is when we're legally married. It also makes no sense that the are the same number of visa's for high volume countries like Mexico and India as there are for smaller countries. Makes no sense that we don't retain foreign students who graduate from the US should they want to stay. A friend, more an acquaintance really, was so frustrated by the process she just chucked it and moved to Canada. And she has a PHD! Canada on the other hand scooped her up and within 24 months she was a resident. IMHO we really need a more streamlined, modernized system that is fair for everyone. At least gives everyone a fair shot. The system we have now is untenable.”
“oh my, wait until the kids come, unless they are planning not to have any at all. Plus it all depends on your income. People should not be telling other people not to build their McMansions and mind their own business. If they want to live in a tiny house, good for them.”
bob riversmith on Apr 9, 2012 at 15:47:12
“Up here in the Pacific Northwest there are a lot of McMansions for sale ... with no buyers. People invested huge amounts of money in these houses during the boom - houses that they cannot afford to maintain and with up-side down mortgages.
In one of the videos a small house builder called these huge McMansions "debtors prisons". Perhaps a hyperbole ... but not for many people in our collapsed housing market. So folks are looking for alternatives, especially alternatives to amassing large debts.”
bigdaddygenius on Apr 5, 2012 at 20:11:22
“hmmm - you seem a little sensitive about your McMansion lol. I don't think 125 sq.ft. will work for most people, but I think getting people to think smaller is better for everyone. I mean, seriously, how many people in America have bought up a bunch of stuff they didn't need just so they could fill up their home that is waaaaaay to big for them. I can't tell someone how much space they need, but I think it's totally appropriate and beneficial to our little planet to ask people to ask themselves - how much space do I really need?”
I am disappointed by your decision regarding Michael Phelps.
This decision highly judgemental of a 23 year old young man who gave his entire youth in pursuit of an Olympic dream.
He is lagging in some of his decisions, but he did not have the luxury of making these kind of mistakes while in his teens (which usually kids do and now even younger), getting past it and done within the privacy of his home.
This young man was harassed in school, and yearned to be part of the group. He can enjohy his life apart from the grueling schedule he has maintained over the years to reach his swimming goals, and to give Americans something to be proud of; in a time, when we needed it the most.
The Kellogg company is not the bastion of integrity either; with its corporation or its products. There is still way to much sugar in your cereals to be any good for young children.
How about your corporate lapses? "What could have prompted Kellogg's to take one of the most toxic heavy metals known to mankind and intentionally place it inside boxes of childrens' breakfast cereal? Insanity, perhaps. Or, more accurately, utter disregard for the health of their customers.
Even worse, Kellogg's has refused to pull the boxes from store shelves in Maine. Why? Because there's no law against it in Maine! "
I will not buy your products anymore.
Michael Phelps has apologized for his indiscretion - enough said.