“As a woman who was an adult when all this was going down .. I believed the child. I believe Mia , too , plus it is past the time to which anger over a rotten relationship plays out . Something else as serious as child abuse could cause this issue to be as hot today with those associated with the abuse as when it was first alleged. The man married his adopted child for goodness sake. This alone gives him the creep factor . As for actresses being brave to come out with a statement like Johansson has .. I see her looking out for her number one. Three movies with Woody ? Would anyone, except the truly brave ,just speak their real mind about this case ? Imagine how that little 7 year old child might have been able to get past this part of her life had Woody Allen acted responsible. Being a female I can hardly imagine talking about something like this happening to me as a child let alone continuing with it into 2014 had it not really happen. A woman doesn't like to be associated with child abuse or rape even when they are the innocent victim because there are those that will always be cold and heartless with their actions towards the victim.
What a wonderful world this could be if rape and child abuse and war and killing ..animal abuse were no more..”
“Sounds like you would never have done what this store owner did to help this girl. Rather you would have just made it worse for the young girl. I suspect you would have had a serves her right attitude after telling her to lose weight or die young. You need to learn how to present the health issues . You , also, need to know that mental health is just as important as physical. This story is about kindness but you have managed to add indifference and harshness to it. Bah humbug.”
“I want each and everyone of you to take a bow. Of all the articles and comments sections that I have read online this is the first time that no one criticized another , brought up politics , disavowed the story or called the story stupid and went for the writer's juggler. The common love of animals that has brought us to read and comment on this story shows yet another good our furry friends bring to our lives. That goodness and warmth shown to us by our pets might just have rubbed off on of us . at least while we are talking about our love for them . Next time you read an article check out the comment section and see what I mean about how people are criticizing one another's opinions and comments ... and ALWAYS , even if it is about some totally unrelated to politics , someone will bring up the left, as if The Left has become a political party in itself.. which brings out those that still want to get the last bad word in about George Bush ... and then there's the person whose uses the comment section as ad space to tell us how successful a business one can have at home on their laptop. Best response I saw to that was someone had sardonically wrote; " I have made not a dime selling anything online at home on my laptop ".
Hats off to all of you good people !”
“Television and human beings at it's worst. America has been so good to Kelly Osbourne cheering her on as she transformed herself... yet , she still fights with everybody often with her Mom chanting in. Joan Rivers is about the nastiest celebrity that I can think of .. she really is ugly on the inside. Giuliana Ransic obviously thinks the world of herself but she should realize that there are a few things that people could pick apart on her . Would she not be hurt then ? She needs to learn to be a good Mom and a decent human being and stop being part of the hurt and bullying that they dish out regularly . Yes, I have watched too many times what the four of them do on the FP show. George included. I am so tired of hearing such negative things about other folks , celebrities or not . Plus, Joan Rivers is a vile foul mouthed female. As for the fashion , isn't it time for real interviewers to talk to those walking the red carpets ? I rather hear something interesting or inspiring than hear that dreaded question "WHO ARE YOU WEARING ?" one more time . Who cares?Most women will never be able to afford those designers and it isn't right to signal them that they need designer clothes to be important... and I KNOW that the guys who wanted to see the Awards show could care less about who they are wearing.”
“I set out to learn as much as I could about giraffes, taking into account viable and understandable comments like yours. Zoos have been raising giraffes for sometime now and not all zoos have found themselves in this quandary of what to do with undesired animals. It is why there are experts and professionals at zoos or we would be hearing a lot more stories like this .. and not just about giraffes as there are other animals who have a "flock-like" mentality. Even experts screw up and find themselves with unwanted animals ..There needs to be programs and public awareness so that the world doesn't get in an uproar when this happens . In digging further , there were offers for the animal from places/people that had a need/ desire for the animal. I am glad that there were people in this world that wanted answers and that cared that what was happening to those animals. I still believe that mistakes , human mistakes , were made to have this situation occur .. I will always stand by those in this world who are "butting into the business of others " when it comes to any kinds of animal or human killing. When it comes to protecting those that need help there are no borders . Who would want to live in a world where no one cares about death or cruelty to animal or human life ? Not I .”
“I need to add this to what I have already written .. I would never have taken the Danes to do something like this killing. We tend to feel more for helpless animals and come to their aid sometimes quicker than we would to other human beings who often don't seem as helpless as an animal and who often are depicted as lazy beings living off the government .So it definitely worries me that the Danes are capable of putting down these majestic creatures who do nothing to create a bad image of themselves ... My next question to the Danes .. If you can do this to an animal what are your true feelings about helping you fellow humans . Do you feel that these folks have no right to reproduce or continue to live in the world if they have no useful existence ? These killings say so much more than just your inhumane need to stop inbreeding at your zoo. The Danish people need to right this wrong and show what they are really made of immediately . Show the world that you really are the good people that you have long been thought to be in this world !”
“I am sure that those who offered to buy the giraffes that were to be killed know something about giraffes , too. It was the zoo that said they needed to be killed due to inbreeding ( which is the humans caring for these animals fault to begin with ) so your reply doesn't make sense. There aren't too many situations where there aren't alternate ways to respond to an inbreeding problem . With their reputation as a zoo I am sure that they would have given the full answer for the killing if it had been more than just the inbreeding answer that they gave already.These giraffe killers choose not to accept any of the others ways even with money being offered for the critter. Did it ever occur to you that maybe they just wanted to do it their way regardless whether it was the best way or the right way ? I do not understand folks who do not question the putting down of any animal. We are the keepers of the planet , after all .”
Ryan M Phelan on Feb 14, 2014 at 13:26:38
“Thing is the Danish population is really that outraged...it's Americans once again sticking their nose in an issue thta is none of their business.”
“I think you missed the point .. others have offered money for the giraffes BEFORE they were killed and they would have been moved elsewhere . Neutering still made sense .”
Anders Juul on Feb 15, 2014 at 05:07:48
“Because of an international breding programme which is designed to prevent inbreeding between the few captive giraffes, moving this one to another zoo would not have been a solution; the genes were too similar which is the sad truth.
Neutering would not have been a solution either because of this reason; giraffes are patriachal flock animals. This means that each flock is governed by one single male. Other males are killed by the patriarch. Had there been a zoo without any patriarch, neutering this giraffe would have prevented new giraffes from being born.
“I came to the comment section to put in my two cents about this senseless slaughter and saw that the very last person to comment had the very same thought as myself .. WHY aren't they just neutering /sterilize these creatures if inbreeding really WAS their reasoning behind the killings ? I think that as the voice of defenseless animals on this planet we owe it to those being killed to get answers and action done to prevent any more killings from happening . As mentioned , if the zoo cannot abide by "rules" making it where they are required to take care of these lives rather than end them ..then HUGE fines or closings are in order .And it is not the cheaper way as others have offered up money to save the giraffes only to be turned down. Shame on the Danes !”
“Women just by cultural effects on us are going to care more about how we look . How many times have you read about an anorexic guy ? Or how many of you men would walk in heels just to look good ? But the point is women are scrutinized more for their looks and appearance than men are..ask Hillary.. then ask Bill . Plus, there is no way in hell that men would tolerate having an woman less than attractive if they have to have them as sportscasters . Shame on the woman on here who said that she rather listen to a man over Erin because they have played the game. I wonder if you even know who had played the sport and who hasn't among the men .I guarantee that men don't have to deal with cattiness from their brothers . I have great respect for those men that recognize a woman's plight . You are doing justice for your daughters in helping to recognize a woman's struggle with inequalities . I,also, bet that you have a spouse or significant other who has a whole bunch of respect ... and love for you .Let's all just wish for a world where each and everyone of us try our best to make it a better place to live.”
“I have never responded with some many comments as I have to this story's posts . It goes to show what really IS the most important subject in my life.. Not politics , the economy , fashion or other folks ...but rather 4 chubby cheeked , sometimes dirtied faced , precious little boys that I call my grandsons. I no longer wish to be wealthier or skinnier , younger or even healthier .. I find myself wishing to be the best Grandma and influence in my grandson's lives as I can be . Top of my wish list and , definitely , included in my prayers . This Grandma loves and adores being "just a Grandma"... Love you GCG&N !”
“I have often thought that next to the gift of life that the best gift given to your baby is the man that you selected to be their Daddy Hindsight being 20-20, it wouldn't be his looks or his vocation , bank account or height that would attract me to him.. it would be his "good Dad potential". As a senior citizen I can sit here and still get teared up thinking about how my Dad returning home from a day's work would scoop all of us kids up into his arms as he walked through the front door. Even if he wasn't the major diaper changer , cook or even the one who spent the most time helping me as a child ,there was something added to my life that only my Daddy could give . Though we giggled when we saw it , the affection between our parents was an added security blanket in life which only helped me to be able to show my affection to others . What grand qualities we can add to our children's life without having to wait in a checkout line or costing us a dime !Whatever the stereotypes, I for one appreciate every Daddy out there that loves being a Dad .. Others may not note or praise you but the one that counts , your son or daughters , will... I just wish that every little child could experience the love that my Daddy showed to me .”
“Not every Grandma aged person dread being asked about grandchildren .. nor does this have anything to do with wanting to celebrate with family and friends when this special day does occur .. Sounds like you just might be adding to the hatred that you state is going around in this world . Be positive and rejoice in another wanting to celebrate life because without life there isn't a single thing needed to be celebrated ! Smile .. and think positive !”
“I don't think you realize how much Grandmas love talking Grandma stuff with other grandparents. As I mentioned in my comment above ..You wouldn't have to have gifts but I guarantee most will WANT to buy baby stuff just to show what they have discovered as a great item to have for the baby . Or you can do as I suggested and donate a book to the library in the name of Grandma and newborn to be .. amass some donated volunteer hours from the party group or any contribution that can be made in honor of newborn and Gram . Now stop hating everything in life and learn to see the good in the world .. I am one lucky Grandma to have been born at a time where I got to see the past generations that were grateful for everything that they had and didn't have this negativity of the newer generations ... My Mom saw the world change from unpaved roads with horse carriages to cars and computers while I have seen the world change in the way people act towards each other :( There was a time that people depended on their neighbors if for nothing more than the comfort of knowing that they are there . May this neighborly attitude return someday soon and allow the newest generations to feel like part of a community . No haters allowed ! :)”
“As a 61 year old Grandma of four wonderfully terrific , much loved grandsons , I say go for it ! There doesn't have to be gifts given if one is uncomfortable with that ..there could be books donated to the library in their name ( or the newborn -to -be' s name ) or volunteer hours pledged from the gathering just to name a few ways to replace the standard gifts given at showers . Heck , if not a party celebration there could at least be cards that hailed the coming of a grandchild that could reach friends and family in any part of the world . Today there isnt a Grandma to be card out there to send nor is it a standard practice. This day , the day that you have your first grandbaby is one of the monumental days in my life surpassing my college graduation or retirement all which have cards made for them . It means so much to me that this NanNan ( aka Nanny ) as my grandsons call me , has decided to celebrate this wonderfully special day as my Nanniversary for the rest of my life ! When my great grandbabies arrive I will have yet another celebration with my Gr8nanniversary ! You don't have to be a rich Grandma to know much special a day this is in the hearts of Grandmas everywhere . Stop rolling your eyes young people as someday you just might be a Grandma!”
“First of all , we need more people like this dear lady in this world . Her vocation , alone, as a special needs teacher makes her a special individual to me . It appears, since she lived so modestly , that investing in stocks was more of a game to her .. a hobby that challenged her one might say. I certainly hope that they honor this woman not only to show their gratitude to her for her donation AND life work , but to carry on her legency and THE legency of making a difference in the world because of your being here. In all fairness to others that haven't made a few millions , it is easier to do if you live by yourself and don't have to answer to any other .”
“They did what they wanted to do .. they got the ratings because of Carrie Underwood's popularity . Plus, she isnt one to snub her nose up at doing television. Personally , I watched it to see Carrie which I would not have done for Anne Hathaway who just doesnt do anything for me. A pretty girl with a pretty voice like Carrie along with her supporting cast. I hope that we get more live shows like this.. but please , not Hathaway.”
“My biggest complaint about the show is the disadvantages that some of the stars never get the older stars or stars without a musical background. Tristan is a dream for his constant patience .Derek is an incredible choreographer so his partner has one up on the other stars .Even Amber was about as far off his usual partner since he had Jennifer Grey .Their likeability,their attitude,the pro they are partenered with ,sometimes just the way the clips of the stars are slanted can help sway the fan vote. Age, experience, star power, gender, physical shape factor in too, and they are something that no one can control .
I just wish that they would get stars that werent already dancers like that Pussycat winner Nicole S was or even Corbin. Having Bill Engall survived for so long makes it look like others think this way, too.If you are going to have experienced dancers let them all be for that season and then the next season have the non-dancers compete. I know that it would be a boring show for certain age group not represented if they had a season with all young stars followed by one of older stars.So evening up that disadvantage is difficult unless they are given a handicapp like in golf or bowling .
I will continue to watch and hope that the other Pros wont start droppingout or getting disencouraged because Derek keeps winning ( just a his sis would have done had she continued )”
sportsmom927 on Nov 27, 2013 at 09:11:58
“but its a different genre of dance...so if you had dance classes when you were 7 years old doesn't mean your going to pick this up...it is much more difficult than folks realize.”
“Bottom line is that these brothers are subject to every vice , habit or illness that any other person . They are human. The difference is that they are in the public spotlight and have to share the bad with the good. Never really knowing the band until I started watching " Married to A Jonas " ,I found them a delightful bunch * Kevin married a Jersey girl with a wonderful , regular , down to Earth American family whose Dad is a hoot . Seeing the show makes me think that their fans will stick beside them no matter what happens .. they just may be growing up as the Jonas Brothers work things out . If it is a drug problem , I have no doubt that they will do all they can to help their brother. It was apparent that the family is tight and loves each other .. I once heard the Jonas Mom tell Kevin's non-celebrity Jersey wife that she hoped all of her boys would find a girl like her .. choosing love and a decent woman over glitzy , famous , rich ones..Good for her, Let's hope that all of America can do something about the drug/pill problem that way too any are struggling with behind closed doors .”
“I like Jon Cryer , too. He is totally believable in his part ..whatever that may be . I thought that a career as a Chiropractor would not have him acting like he is a minimum wage earner , though . He holds his own on what is given to him for his character ( which isnt much ) Actually the more I think about it the more I wonder how this show has made it like it did . How long can a oversexed character paired with a boring loser how people's attentions ?”
“PS and asmuch as I like Derek.. he has it made because they want to keep him on the in season as long as possble because he does provide great routines.. I like to see him do what Tristen does.. Tristen is undoubtably my favorite pro because he is so good to his partners . He is just a good human being . No temper , no diva like tendencies , no agruing with the judges which can make both the viewer and star feel awkward.. Plus is is a handsome talented dancer ! Can you see Deek with a Nancy Grace or Gladys Knight ? Kym Johnson use to get all the old guys as the female pro .. Looks like the newbies Emma and Sharna are picking them up now. Those owmen just might turn out to be the female version of Tristen !”
“My biggest complaint about this show is that they get people like Nicole ( from the Pussycats ) and that kid currently dancing with Karina ( whatever his name is ) and all the other celebrities who are already dancers or have danced in the past. Last night they asked the question of the pros if there is an advantage to getting a star who has dance talent already. I see it depended on who their star is on how they answered as all those with dance backgrounded stars said there was no advantage and vice versa . Duh..of course there is an advantage as they already know that they have rhythm.. they know basics of how to count , etc. I like watching actors , sports stars , and anyone WITHOUT dance background . am sure that others feel the same and is likely the reason Christina is gone . Then yu have the judges praising those who can really dance ( duh like Christina whose sings and dances for a living ) while they crush the non-dancers spirits after working so hard by the way they tear them up with criticism . If you have to have stars with dance background then do like we do in bowling and give them a handicapp . Seriously , I will NOT vote for a dancer . As for personality , thats all part of the entertainment .”
“How many of those black voters voted for the black man because they believed that to have a black President in office may help their plight ? I , too, would vote for the candidate that fits my own agenda the best . Isnt that what we all do ? I was happy to see the black voters getting out there and voting. To feel part of nation and not just a separate segment of the population helps the entire country. I cant imagine that the black man with hope as acting the same as one who has lost that hope. I never want to be racist but I do want to be able to talk politically incorrect so that real issues can be addressed . I have a problem with too many blacks being able to be identified as black just by their speech or by their attire or the music that they listen to .. basically of stereotyping themselves .. I want ALL Americans to have the same chance at life that I have thus , I feel it necessary to talk direct and not beat around the bush as we have for decades . Hopeully, you got the ball rolling where the next non-white , non-traditionally type Prez will not have to deal with all the crap that you have in your Presidency. Someone in DC ought to note as Sen McCain did that Pres O has won the election not once but twice...”