“I think it was absolutely wonderful for the Mayor to do a social experiment like this, instead of supposing that he can understand. Having been through this process, I'm sure that he can feel more empathy for his constituents in this situation and feel more inspired to find ways to help. I completely agree that a living wage is 100% the best way to support one's family.”
Sep 26, 2012 at 11:14:46
“This is true, also. Our FLOTUS is focusing on the average student and OF COURSE more active students will need more calories. In any case, 850 calories is not a very small amount for a single sitting, provided that students have other opportunities to eat, such as before active practices or weight training.”
“Well, it may have been his first directing gig but he was still directing her.
In my personal experience, a lot of the blame goes onto the "homewrecking" "other woman," while the man is just perceived as being a man. Boys will be boys, and all that. There are exceptions... but I've seen this played out time and again in everyday life, as opposed to just Hollywood gossip.”
Daniel Shea on Jul 27, 2012 at 17:26:03
“Generally, I agree, but Sanders isn't being treated as "just being a man" here. He's mostly being ignored in favor of the bigger, more interesting fish.
More fame invites more scrutiny, and more scrutiny invites more judgement. Look at, as you say, Schwartzenegger or Jude Law. Neither were "just being a guy." But, as they were much more famous than the "other woman," they got blamed (and rightfully so).
This may be (I could be wrong, though, not having had much interest) the Brad Pitt/Angelina Jolie thing worked out as it did: both A-level stars.”
Jul 27, 2012 at 14:55:46
“If you ate 5 lbs of cherries per day, it would be only 1430 calories. That is not very high and actually most people could burn the excess with a 30-45 minute walk. I reject your idea that you can't eat as much fruit and vegetables as you want and raise you by the fact that I am vegan, am living by this principle, and am working on weight loss myself.”
“The blame is usually heaped onto the head of the woman in the affair. Both persons are responsible for the actions that occur or do not occur between them, but I can see how the power that Sanders wielded as director could be intoxicating. Black Swan? Bill Clinton? Schwarzenegger?”
Daniel Shea on Jul 27, 2012 at 16:34:56
“This was Sanders' first gig as a film director, so he was hardly Scorsese. I can't see his sweeping her off her feet.
And, in my experience, blame is usually placed on the head of the more famous person.”
“It's not a hate crime if the crime wasn't motivated by race.”
Ramsey2314 on Jul 27, 2012 at 12:10:51
“Thats my point. Every time there is a crime toward a black person by a white person (which only constitutes 10% of crime) it is automatically labeled as Hate Crime, and then come the NAACP and Al "Lets Loot" Sharpton to dramaticize it up. When it is the other way around it just "unfortunate".”
“A) How was a four year old able to open a truck door (generally high off the ground)?
B) Why was this gun not kept in a safer place?
C) I have children and know how hard it is to watch them every second and it's easy to say that I would watch them better than that... but I would. And I do. My husband is an officer, there are firearms and knives in our home and all of them are kept safely out of reach and the children do not have knowledge of where they are kept.”
“Great point. I was thinking the same thing. What do we do? Add an "imbalanced" questionnaire to people's background checks? That would break all kinds of HIPAA laws in sharing medical records. Also, what about controllable mental disorders? What about disordered people that never see a doctor? (I know quite a few of those, most in my family and most own a plethora of guns.)”
“Glanville's class-less remark about his work keeping her check higher is just one more instance of a divorced woman expecting her husband to take care of her. I know so many divorced mothers that seem to have taken a seminar in being a money-grubber. Does Glanville "need" Cibrian's money? No. So why should she reap the benefits (and rest assured that it's her and not the kids... he could spend the money on the kids himself) of his work?”
Mrs Kensington on Feb 9, 2012 at 20:12:53
“You do know that he cheated on her right? And abandoned his family? He is now supposed to walk away with no responsibility towards her at all? Really? Yes, he owes money to the kids regardless but he left her too. A few bucks month is hardly money grabbing. Is your husband still paying his ex and that is why you are annoyed?”
laurenproof12 on Feb 9, 2012 at 14:54:58
“She should reap the benefits because he cheated on her. You act like a jerk, you pay for it. I'm with her, she deserves it!”
“Standardized testing is terrible and inaccurate for judging the performance of any student and unable to assess any student's abilities. Portfolios of work and progress are much better indicators of students' capabilities.
Teachers are afraid for their livelihood when forced to produce results on these tests or lose their job or be cut out of raises. Teachers are one of the most important facets of society, the basis for every other profession and the way we advance as a society. Why are they treated so poorly?”