“Thin and super skinny didnt become a thing until the 1960s. Before that, curves were the it thing. In context of the times skinny meant unhealthy and under nurished”
nicolaxoxo on May 10, 2013 at 21:26:08
“With the ever growing percentage of overweight and obese American women, I guess these women don't look as fat as today's average woman...but to me they certainly don't look FIT....they have no muscle tone and though they are young, most are already saggy looking. So to me they look unhealthy, like they have never exercised. I guess back then people didn't officially know that smoking and drinking were bad for you and that working out was beneficial.”
“I think we are saying the same thing. The simple point is, as President, any President, when you get to the part where they say Ok, here are our options, here are the estimates and here are the hard facts for each choice and the President weights it, gets advisers to give their take and then makes a call, thats a lot more than ticking off a box. I believe we agree in the how. Again tho, if it failed and went south and we had our guys in Pakistan getting beaten or whatever, who would have taken the fall politically? Obama. So the flip side is, if it succeeds, because being a leader means taking the good and he bad, then he gets the credit for making that call.”
“You do realize this op began earlier and that Obama gave them the go ahead to use assets and follow the trail to its end. Right? Also, Obama had many options to choose from, they planned for many things, it wasnt like he called up for a Pizza and was getting credit when people enjoyed the pepperoni he ordered. It was much more complex and involved with a lot of people who had to brief him along the way and get his OK for various things, like you n=know, going into a sovereign country to get the guy.”
fdm513 on Aug 28, 2012 at 23:13:00
“I've had 9 years so far of service in the infantry. As an NCO, I am well aware of the planning phases of missions. Ive been on some as support for Green Berets that include lots of planning and high level info. While I was never involved in each planning phase, I was and am fully aware of what it takes to execute an important raid. The higher up in the chain of command, the fewer input into the actual mission. Sure, brass always have to give the go ahead, but they rarely if ever have any actual role in the planning phase other than granting a green light. Obama has zero military experience. If you think he did anything more than simply give permission and keep up to speed on need to know details, you are fooling yourself big time. I would bet my entire month's paycheck that nobody above Lt Col did anything more than grant approvals. The difference between that role and OBL's is that OBL was a planner. He was involved. His involvement in 9.11 was crucial. He not only gave a green light, but he literally sat down and planned it all out. If you can't see the difference I don't know what else to tell you.”
“So why is it easy for the GOP to give Bin Laden credit for 9/11 when he did not fly a plane, but ordered the attack? Yes, the GOP tries sooo hard to deny Obama the credit for having the stones to order this.Same thing. Obama took the risk in ordering this raid, because in politics, as President, the buck is supposed to stop there. period. He was taking a risk. If it failed, he gets the failure. It succeeded, he gets he win.
Lastly, I guess the GOP forgot about the failed Iran Hostage rescue the President Carter ordered and got beat up over when it failed...because in that case he, as President gets the credit for the failure..just like Obama would have had this gone wrong.
The President has to make tough calls every day. This is one of them. Sending people into harms way should never be an easy choice.”
fdm513 on Aug 28, 2012 at 22:24:48
“OBL planned 9/11 for years and fully orchestrated the entire operation. There is a HUGE difference between that and simply giving an order.”
27rmiller on Aug 28, 2012 at 22:23:55
“Don't forget Bush's "Mission Accomplished!" (Except it wasn't.)”
erhuh on Aug 28, 2012 at 22:20:18
Apparently the orders only matter if a Republican or an Islamist gives them. I wonder if they sense a deep spiritual connection with each other.”
RichieB on Aug 28, 2012 at 22:17:26
“Bush/Cheney missed several opportunities to get Bin Laden.”
“In the debates, a situation like this was presented and met with cheers from their audience when it was suggested that person be left to die because he did not have insurance. Sure wanna see them back that up now....you know because now it is real life...”
“I'm a professional vintage & art photographer. Shooting nudes, believe it or not is a lot more complex than people think. Also, I shoot more "normal, non model" types than i do pro model types. The one thing most people say, they do it for themselves, Various weights and sizes, ink, no ink, slim, fat, in between. It's nice seeing the sense of empowerment they get when I deliver images. I can tell you this, in my years of shooting, not one single person has expressed regret, only joy and satisfaction and not because of the work i give them, this happens after we wrap the shoot. It's very cool”
“up until recently beta was in heavy use. Ever watch the news? Shot on a Betacam. Before non linear editing (Avid, Final Cut) almost everything for broadcast was edited on Digital beta. Infact, Beta was the better format over VHS, but SONY was vested in VHS and pushed it very hard. a digital beta machine, in 2000 still cost about 30k. It was very high end tech, unbeatable quality etc.”
StinkyPete0279 on Jan 14, 2012 at 20:55:59
“Nope; Sony was more invested in Beta and did their best to keep as much of it proprietary as they could. JVC is one of the ones to thank for VHS”
“Well she is certainly earning her Hate & Ignorance badge”
cabolisa61 on Jan 11, 2012 at 19:44:09
“I agree how sad for her to judge another in such an ignorant way,,,Hat's off to the Troop Leaders for allowing this child to be a part of their troop,, Hope that will not change,,Bless her LITTLE heart”
Jan 9, 2012 at 22:14:18
“LOL, first post was snarky...just kinda off the cuff.
There is a reason people still admire Ford, Brando, Pacino, DuVall, Newman etc etc They earned it in most films. Today we have Hanks, Clooney, Pitt,Fishburn, Downey Jr, Cheatle and Damon just to name a few. They set a bar for themselves and wont go under it and if they do its likely an accident.”
Jan 9, 2012 at 21:40:55
“For the record I agree with both of your posts and so does he. I think in some weird twist of fate there are better actors than there are scripts floating about.
These days characters in films are as deep as teaspoons. Its the studios way of keeping up with the generation of no plot all nonsense. Transformers, 99% of all horror films etc etc. I do like Craigs Bond tho, because he seems human, not like a cartoon hero, but a real person. After so many Bond films done the other way this was a much needed change. But yeah, the films that studios make now are more noise than anything else.
All the good stuff is being made overseas and by indy guys.”
GeoffMorton on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:57:48
“Ah. Pardon my snark, then. I misunderstood your intent.
I personally really enjoy the new Bond movies, but I hope they strike a balance with the next one. Bond didn't have to be smarmy or over the top to have that twinkle in his eye that made the movies fun. Time'll tell!
For the record, I love what Robert Downey Jr's been doing over the last few years. True enough, he's largely pouring RDJ into his performances, they are actually all distinct enough from each other to count as performances. His Tony Stark was just oozing that kind of "fun to watch", as is Sherlock Holmes. And how about Kirk Lazarus as Osirus Jones in Tropic Thunder?”
Jan 9, 2012 at 16:58:54
“It's like you read the story or something”
GeoffMorton on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:23:02
“Thank you so much for the snark. I haven't enjoyed snark so much since the last time I was graced with it.
I wasn't parroting the article. I was making a general comment that if you look at Avatar, Clash of the Titans and Terminator:Salvation, Worthington has played the same grim, humourless sourpuss in each and every one of them. He's a likeable actor, but when he takes that same approach to every one of his roles, it doesn't make him a fun actor.
That being said, there aren't a lot of fun action heroes anymore. Han Solo was fun, as was Indiana Jones, John McClane, Martin Riggs and Connery in roles like 007 and Highlander's Ramirez. But when you look at the action heroes out there today, most of them are played with such dead seriousness that the characters themselves aren't really all that much fun. Jason Bourne was pretty grim, as is Craig's Bond and Bale's Batman.
Maybe the overt campness of such 90s spectacles like Schumacher's Batman flicks and your generic 80s cop thriller produced a backlash wherein modern moviemakers don't want to throw in too much "fun" for fear of evoking them, but I think there's room for balance. Hopefully Worthington follows through and unleashes some of his charisma in his action roles.”
The fact that you supported Mitt will remain a blight on you. you get that stench on you.
The rest of us will judge you by the company you keep. You're a CEO and rarely has one been on the side of those that work for them. You run a buisness, you gotta put profits at the top of the list of things to make happen. We get that, but what we dont get is why people in your position are totally OK with the mindset so prevalent in your chosen party when it comes to politics.
You value income over the welfare of your people. you shoulda been for this from day one. that tells me more about you and your way of thinking. It tells all of us what you think. I have no problem with people being for something as long as the can accept the results of what that means.
it means people think less of you and your brand. who is your customer? The 1%? Or the 99%?
Ever thought how much would it cost to be the better company than your competitors? How much that goodwill would work FOR you? Know who doesnt think about their competition? Costco. they have the highest retention rate of almost any company on Earth and almost all the original employees still work there. Neat.
You measure success by profit. We measure it by how decent of a human being we are to each other. Just sayin”
“A lot of you are missing the point. Take politics out of it. It is a necessity to have secrets & have those that keep them. The Military is meant to be a non political. Obama didnt make this guy join the SEALS & sign the secrecy docs. comes with the gig. He broke his word. look up the Code of a SEAL. a Special Forces Operator is not a easy job. You dont seek out praise or to "correct the record". You do the job and thats it. Each person is responsible for themselves and their own behavior. This guy broke his word and disregarded one of the key tenets of his oath. You must be able to have a military operational force that is capable of maintaining secrets. period. You think we would, as a country, survive long if the military became a partisan player and got into politics? THIS GUY broke his teams trust,the trust given to him by the Navy. Thats the problem, not Obama, not Bush. Like is said look up the SEAL code and tell me what part of :"My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach. I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans, always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own" you”
“Special Forces Operators are privy to things that require a specific level of trust. Seal Team Six operators must be really privy to things that even less people will ever know. Not only do they sign secrecy documents, they take an oath. It's part of the code. These guys should only care about ONE thing. The guys on their team. They should keep everything else to themselves. The Military is designed to be a non political operation. Why? They serve at the pleasure of the President. No matter the party, they goo where they are told and do what they do. It's part of why they are the very best. Not only did this guy let his team down, he let his country down. WHY? you ask. He disregarded the oath and the meaning of secrets and the profound maturity it takes to keep them. Do you know why nobody disputes his story? The other guys from the team?They are busy keeping the secret part, the one that they decided to honor over all else. This guy forgot the most important rule of all. "My loyalty to Country and Team is beyond reproach. I humbly serve as a guardian to my fellow Americans, always ready to defend those who are unable to defend themselves. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions. I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own"”
“This was personal, the act itself was meant to inflict suffering. Likely a scorned man, be it an ex or a guy she may have rebuked, either way, this was pretty much an act of revenge, not random and not spur of the moment (clearly). This person wanted to do his worst..and he did.”
“I'm a liberal and I'd still feel just fine putting this guy in the chair. Twice. Evil like this should be removed from the world. This is not a person you send off to a mental hospital, this is a person you launch into the Sun.”
Imichael on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:48:47
“Think about it. Cooler minds prevail. This looks like a hit. I bet there are others involved.”