Dec 5, 2013 at 13:43:34
“His shift was changed about 2 weeks ago. He went from a shift starting in the afternoon to one starting before dawn. This was in an article about the wreck a few days ago.
There have been studies done about how shift changes totally affect a person. If I remember correctly, the scientists that ran those studies concluded that new shifts should start later, not earlier, than the one presently on. Most businesses do not follow that suggestion.”
jijjhnsn on Dec 5, 2013 at 16:17:09
“I hear you, but this guy is veteran of the job and should have adapted.”
Dec 5, 2013 at 11:58:11
“Many of these movies have been lost over the years. I agree that this article makes it sound like the loss of them is recent. When my husband and I were first married (over 35 years ago), we used to go to showings of silent movies at the local community college. The man who showed the movies spoke about their history and the fact that so many had been lost. He later donated his vast collection, but I don't remember where he sent it.”
“A number of years ago, Al Gore claimed he created the internet. Therefore, if you believe that the internet is G-d, then Al Gore also created gravity. (tongue in check for those who can't tell the difference)”
“Okay, I am going to let my inner geek come out. The google glasses remind me of the episode of Star Trek, the Next Generation where the crew was taken over by "the game". It was a device that was worn just like glasses and was a way that an alien race tried to take over the ship. (Now my inner geek will go back inside.)”
“Let's not forget the vascular doctors, too! I took a relative for outpatient surgery at a vascular surgeon to remove the dialysis ports in his chest as the ones in his arm were ready to be used. We were told that it is very rare for a person to start bleeding from that location. Well, on the way home, we had to turn around because he started bleeding like crazy. It happened again several more times during the day and eventually he went to the hospital where they said this happens quite frequently. Why didn't the vascular doctor need to have admitting privileges?”
“Isn't he the one that wouldn't let a regular customer purchase a number of same style tops in different colors because he thought she was going to sell them on line? She had been a regular customer and had in the past purchased different colors of the same products for her own use in the past (at least that was what she said back then).”
“If he is in pre-school, it is possible that he was teased because he couldn't make out what was being shown by the teacher. I am sure that if this is the case, he will now do much better.”
Autora on Dec 3, 2013 at 01:23:36
“That is a possibility too, and a good guess. I sure do hope too that he'll do better now, in all ways.
I remember (not that this is particularly relevant) being teased and jeered at one day in elementary school, because I had had a playground accident. As a matter of fact I had a concussion, but nobody knew it, least of all me.
I was back in class after recess, and was trying to write down the words on the board-- my teacher looked over my shoulder at my paper, and thank goodness she was no fool: it was utter gibberish.
She sent me to the nurse immediately, the nurse called my father, and I threw up all over the taxi he had taken to pick me up, which did not make me popular with the cab driver.
The only reason I mention it is that even very young kids can have that peck-to-death thing going on. The kids in my class had seen what happened to me on the playground, and not a one (this was in the 60's) said anything to the teacher about it. They just thought it was funny that I couldn't make what I saw on the board correspond to what I was trying to what I was trying to write down.
I sincerely hope Noah has never gone through that sort of thing!”
“When my son had to start wearing glasses at age 8, my mother teased him about, just as she did me. I didn't like it at the time. She gave me that old chestnut about guys not making passes at girls with glasses. She said something equally stupid to my son and said that the other kids would pick on him. Well, around that time, NASA had launched a shuttle to fix the lens on the Hubble space craft. I explained to my son, who was into the solar system at the time, that his eyes were just like the Hubble and that the astronauts were "putting glasses" on it so that it can see objects in space clearer. He was okay with that explanation and did not have any trouble with other kids at school picking on him.”
mrc1006 on Dec 4, 2013 at 00:16:39
“Mothers can be stupid in many different ways. Sorry you had a rather silly Mom.”
“How young is your child? Is he or she school-aged? Or is your child still too young. Do you watch the soap operas that still remain on tv? They have more adult themes going through them in a week than that show does in its entirety.”
“I bet you liked watching "Looney Toons" and "Merry Melodies" back when you were a kid. Have you ever counted the number of times Bugs Bunny dressed in drag, or one of the other characters did? Yet, I also bet you wish your kids could watch those same wholesome cartoons you did growing up.”
“If the Conservatives want to complain about "Kinky Boots" not belonging in the parade, they should have said that it didn't belong because it was based on a true British incident. Afterall, the Pilgrims came to the new world because they were being persecuted in their homeland (England).”
Word on the street on Dec 1, 2013 at 12:05:48
“Pilgrims (aka religious zealots) were not being persecuted so much as marginalized. Puritans were losing their control over society. They migrated to the New world with hopes of re-establishing a new theocratic society here.
The 'persecuted' story is the religious influenced distorted American version of events.”
“Yes, a building full of teenagers not wearing any deodorant, especially after gym class, might be worse. One problem with some young people (and some older ones, too) is that they spray too much fragrance on themselves.”
Josh Crawford on Nov 28, 2013 at 09:09:03
“Agreed. People can go too far in either direction, but my experience over 43+ years is that the people "overspraying" is a bigger problem than the odor from natural production. Not that the "au naturel" odor isn't sometimes out of hand.
But, generally speaking.....”
Adi Sattva on Nov 27, 2013 at 23:01:11
“Nope. BO is not toxic. Better all around.”
coyi on Nov 27, 2013 at 22:19:21
“Oh, no doubt - bathing in it is as bad as not wearing anything. I'm just wondering if she really thought this through.”
“The writer indicated that "we do now know ... played by Willard Scott." How old is the writer that he didn't know this? It has been common knowledge for several decades. Willard Scott never tried to hide it.”
“The information in this article is nothing new. The only "new" bit is that the kids are tweeting about their use. About 25 years ago, my son was seeing a pediatric neurologist for mild seizures. The doctor was also a pediatric psychiatrist and treated kids for ADD. At that time, he told me, they tried to get kids off of the ADD meds before going to college because they knew that sharing the pills at exam time was going on. Of course, they also used therapy to teach these kids ways to focus and not be dependent on the pills. Now, all they do is dispense the pills without any form of therapy.”
“What they should have done from the start is to have the viewers vote on who should leave. That way, I feel, the voting would hopefully be more honest than just a popularity contest. It is probably too late to change the way viewers vote for future seasons, but maybe for the next show where people vote it could be done that way.”