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Hero Cats Save Their Owners' Lives

Hero Cats Save Their Owners' Lives

Commented May 2, 2014 at 16:07:50 in Weird News

“I have diabetes, and I have a tortie cat who wakes me up when my blood sugar goes low. She starts by gently tapping my face with her paw. If that doesn't work, she licks me. If THAT doesn't work, she bites my nose!”

Keven686 on May 4, 2014 at 21:41:45

“Good kitty:)”
Canadian Doctor Gives U.S. Senator A Clinic On Public Health Care

Canadian Doctor Gives U.S. Senator A Clinic On Public Health Care

Commented Mar 13, 2014 at 10:31:29 in Canada Politics

“Is there a transcript available anywhere? My computer doesn't do videos.”

greysells2 on Mar 14, 2014 at 10:32:34

“I am sure your computer can be made to do so. Get someone locally to explain it to you and to show you how on your machine. You are missing a lot by not having video/audio capacity.”
First Annual 'Kitten Bowl' Promises To Be Cute, Adorable (VIDEO)

First Annual 'Kitten Bowl' Promises To Be Cute, Adorable (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 28, 2014 at 19:42:49 in Canada TV

“Why do we not have this in Canada?”
Funny Street Names In Nova Scotia Bring Hilarity And Head-Scratching

Funny Street Names In Nova Scotia Bring Hilarity And Head-Scratching

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 23:57:56 in Canada Travel

“Nanaimo, B.C., has Jingle Pot Road, Dingle Bingle Hill Road and Bergen Op Zoom Road.”
Asperger's Syndrome Teenager Nick Gilling Has New Lease Of Life Thanks To Corgi Dog Sally

Asperger's Syndrome Teenager Nick Gilling Has New Lease Of Life Thanks To Corgi Dog Sally

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 16:23:49 in UK Tech

“Nigel, there are many groups and pages on Facebook for people with autism and Asperger's. If you want to contact me through Facebook I can point you to several. http://www.facebook.com/rainbowgoddess
Asperger's Syndrome Teenager Nick Gilling Has New Lease Of Life Thanks To Corgi Dog Sally

Asperger's Syndrome Teenager Nick Gilling Has New Lease Of Life Thanks To Corgi Dog Sally

Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 16:22:08 in UK Tech

“I'm wondering something. Has anything been done about the original reason this boy refused to go to school -- that is, the bullies? It's great that he has a dog and that the dog helps him, but if he gets bullied again, then he will probably refuse to go to school again, dog or no dog. Somebody has to stop these bullies. They committed physical assault against this boy, which is illegal, as far as I know. If they are not punished, then they will keep doing it, either to Nick or to other children whom they perceive as "different."”
23 Things You Should Never Say To A Childfree Woman

23 Things You Should Never Say To A Childfree Woman

Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 02:15:48 in Women

“I am autistic. Is my existence such a horrible thing? Should I have never been born?”

Gael R Murphy on Sep 26, 2013 at 16:05:58

“I'm for zero population growth. Yet, to me, each child who has been born is welcome and equally important and good. Caring for children with autism is difficult, but each child is of equal value. I am glad that Mellissa's children and the eloquent, Rainbow Goddess, are here with us all. I want fewer people so that each person has all he needs for happiness. German type Eugenics would result in the loss of wonderful people just because we are not all the same. I want all kinds of people - just fewer overall!”

sabelmouse on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:26:10

“you're on the ads spectrum. probably highly functioning. you might think differently if you were not functioning at all and had neither parents nor other people to take care of you.
personally i'd rather prevent my child having autism or any disability for that matter. that doesn't mean that i wouldn't want them to exist. i know that there are some nasty people out there talking about eugenics but that's not me. as someone with neuro issues myself i'd rather not have them, i'd rather my children didn't and having them has often made me not want to live.”
Colbert Takes On Out-Mayor Johnny Cummings In Amazing 'People Who Are Destroying America' Segment (VIDEO)

Colbert Takes On Out-Mayor Johnny Cummings In Amazing 'People Who Are Destroying America' Segment (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 15, 2013 at 13:24:41 in Comedy

“Is there anywhere this can be viewed in Canada? I can't get Hulu videos in Canada, nor comedy network videos.”

TankGirlz on Aug 15, 2013 at 13:42:11

“Comedycentral.com ??”
'Autism In Love' Documentary Film Is Raising Money On Kickstarter (VIDEO)

'Autism In Love' Documentary Film Is Raising Money On Kickstarter (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 18:38:54 in Los Angeles

“I'm autistic. I've been in love four times. Two of my partners have been female. Two of them have been male. I've been with my current partner for 15 years. Some of my autistic friends are married. Some have kids. Anything is possible.”
Peter Dinklage Joins Drunk Uncle On 'SNL' (VIDEO)

Peter Dinklage Joins Drunk Uncle On 'SNL' (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 18:12:51 in Comedy

“This video isn't available outside the USA. Is there any way a Canadian can watch it?”
Can Some Children 'Lose' Autism Diagnosis? New Evidence Says Yes

Can Some Children 'Lose' Autism Diagnosis? New Evidence Says Yes

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 21:20:44 in Parents

“Children do not outgrow autism. They learn to cope, they learn skills, and they develop. They lose symptoms; they do not lose autism. It's sort of like diabetes; if I take my insulin, take care with my diet and get enough exercise, I don't show any symptoms of diabetes, but that doesn't mean I don't have it. I have been told that I don't show any obvious signs of autism, but I do indeed have a diagnosis, and I am still autistic.”
Original Android Logo Was A Truly Frightening Robot

Original Android Logo Was A Truly Frightening Robot

Commented Jan 6, 2013 at 02:16:15 in Technology

“I think it's cute.”
Laura Wasser, Celebrity Divorce Attorney, Dishes On Her High-Profile Practice (VIDEO)

Laura Wasser, Celebrity Divorce Attorney, Dishes On Her High-Profile Practice (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 01:16:53 in Divorce

“I can't watch the video. It's unavailable due to location.”
How To Overshare: 7 Things We Forget We Do Daily On Social Media

How To Overshare: 7 Things We Forget We Do Daily On Social Media

Commented Jan 2, 2013 at 02:57:51 in Technology

“"When was the last time you checked you're other messages." Seriously? I expect better grammar from a supposedly professional publication than that. No, I'm not checking "I am" other messages; I'm checking MY other messages.”
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Discover Annapolis Tours No Longer Offering Wedding Services Because Owner Opposes Gay Marriage

Commented Dec 27, 2012 at 03:23:27 in Gay Voices

“Same-sex marriage is not an opinion. You cannot "agree" or "disagree" with it.”

meglon978 on Dec 27, 2012 at 03:53:55

“Yu can be for or against it, and you can have opinions about it. In this case, this guys opinion will cost him money... which is a good thing.”
Autism, Empathy, And Violence: Asperger's Does Not Explain The Connecticut Shooting

Autism, Empathy, And Violence: Asperger's Does Not Explain The Connecticut Shooting

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 18:27:38 in Parents

“Here's what I'm wondering. I'm seeing many, many stories being shared by parents of autistic kid. Why is no one asking autistic adults how we feel? Why is no one publishing the stories of autistic adults? Is it because we're not cute and cuddly? Is it because despite what anyone says, people are still afraid of us? I'm autistic, and I'm an adult. In times of immense frustration, social or sensory overload or communication breakdown, I sometimes have outbursts -- verbal, not physical. Yet I would never hurt another living being. I fear ever having to defend myself from a physical attack because I honestly can't even bring myself to slap another person. I also fear that I will be stereotyped once again as "weird" and, yes, "dangerous" due to my being weird.”

LynnBarnstorm13 on Dec 18, 2012 at 04:23:08

“I felt the same as you when I found out just a few years ago I have Asperger's at 48. I just recently (over a month ago) published a book about it.

The only things I saw were obnoxious people on the TV that said they wanted to "cure" us. I was glad and proud of it! I could look back and see how it caused me problems, but also how it solved others.

It's funny to think life was one way and the difference, almost like looking back at a new person.

We are information-oriented and not so much socially-oriented. Many of are fanatics in the arts and sciences, and we can give back to people through our interests, if possible, I try to talk about it as much as I can to inform people about the good things about it. We have to be our own goodwill ambassadors.

There are interesting discussions on Wrongplanet. There is also a very good activist group I am a member of Autistic Self Advocasy Network. There are many people that feel like you do and can relate to you and your experiences, or petitions to sign when things are wrong.

People often just see the negative stuff. We can be kind and caring or psychopaths like anyone else. Those of us that use it for the good are not interested in a cure, though. We can even be the solution!”

frosteetoes on Dec 17, 2012 at 23:38:11

“I agree. Autistic adults need to be proactive, like Temple Grandin. We need books, insight and histories of adults like you who are on the spectrum so that it can help parents raise our kids on the spectrum. Maybe even careers in counseling these kids. We need you. Btw, weird is cool. I'm not on the spectrum but was considered weird and it's only since I've become an adult I really appreciate my weirdness. :)”
Adam Lanza School Shooter Suspect Had Personality Disorder, Report Says

Adam Lanza School Shooter Suspect Had Personality Disorder, Report Says

Commented Dec 15, 2012 at 03:29:59 in Crime

“So once again we have a suspect in a mass killing labelled autistic. What joy for those of us on the autism spectrum to once again be associated with a mass murderer, just like in Aurora and Virginia Tech. How about you NOT report speculation from someone who has not even seen the suspect in a few years and doesn't sound like he is even certain what his brother was diagnosed with? No, instead you go along like sheep and now once again autistic people are marginalized and ostracized.”

endlessbliss313 on Dec 15, 2012 at 05:33:35

“the aim is to blame the weapon and not the person

so they say his mental state made him do it which is obviously a lie because where are all the other mass murders by autistic people?”

Arkay Johnston on Dec 15, 2012 at 04:22:31

“Oh, BTW--
F&F At You LIVE!
--AJ (RKJ)”

Arkay Johnston on Dec 15, 2012 at 04:21:54

“It's not just the autistic getting the tar brush here--ANYBODY with a severe mental illness (such as myself) is now seen as a "threat to the community" that we live in.

It will only be a matter of time before some folks start demanding (again) that anybody who is "not right in the head" (even those of us who manage our illnesses rather well) be shipped off to some "asylum" (preferably out in some deserted area), to be warehoused for the rest of our lives. All of which is to be done, of course "in the name of public safety."

The vicious circle of stigmatization, that follows such a horrid event as this, will never go away...until the day that the "normies" wake up and realize that what affected the shooter-in-question can just as easily affect THEM or THEIR FAMILIES!

Lose the tar brush, folks--that shooter could just as easily have been YOU!
--AJ (RKJ)”
Young Adults With Autism Seek Out White-Collar Careers For First Time

Young Adults With Autism Seek Out White-Collar Careers For First Time

Commented Dec 8, 2012 at 18:41:16 in Business

“While I am happy to see that there are more programs to help young autistic adults find work and to prepare them for the workplace, I wish there were more programs that were for ALL ages. I'm an autistic adult who wasn't diagnosed until my mid-30s, and I spent an entire decade living on government assistance and trying (and failing) to work at minimum-wage jobs that were completely unsuited for me because they required too many people skills.”

Jesse Long on Apr 8, 2013 at 13:18:26

“I'm there in that boat right now and I have been previously diagnosed with having a form of autism myself (Aspberger's Syndrome). Sadly, it looks like I'm going to have to go through that don-and-pony show again with my new therapist/psychiatrist/psychologist/whatever but this time, I'll at least have more resources in my favor this go around, not like when I was living in the middle of the desert in Nevada.”
Rob Anders' Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Petition Praised On Sun News (VIDEO)

Rob Anders' Transgender 'Bathroom Bill' Petition Praised On Sun News (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 8, 2012 at 02:53:55 in Canada Politics

“You tweeted about this by calling it "bathroom bill" the same way Rob Anders did. You are as irresponsible as he is. The bill is not about bathrooms yet your tweet made it sound as if the bill is only about bathrooms. This is a stupid, irresponsible way to get attention for your articles.”
Best YouTube Comment Comeback Ever? (PHOTO)

Best YouTube Comment Comeback Ever? (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 7, 2012 at 18:43:49 in Comedy

“Yeah, because calling someone "retarded" is such a great comeback. It shows an extraordinary level of maturity.”

WishfulThinkingRulesAll on Oct 8, 2012 at 09:34:24

“You're just sore about this because you have Down's Syndrome.”
British Celebrities You Wouldn't Guess Are Actually British (PHOTOS)

British Celebrities You Wouldn't Guess Are Actually British (PHOTOS)

Commented Oct 1, 2012 at 02:08:29 in Celebrity

“I haven't heard of most of them to begin with, whether they're British, American or Canadian. But how can people not know that Hugh Laurie is British? Have they never watched "A Little Bit of Fry and Laurie" or "Jeeves and Wooster" or "Blackadder"?”
For Pits Sake! Deodorant Will Anonymously Send 'Deodorgram' To Stinky Friends

For Pits Sake! Deodorant Will Anonymously Send 'Deodorgram' To Stinky Friends

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 19:51:05 in Small Business

“There are no hyphens, though, and "carcinogenic" is not a noun, so it can't be "carcinogenic-free." It could be "carcinogen-free," but it still needs a hyphen.”

bagelmart on Aug 13, 2012 at 20:02:58

“Umm... it's HP. Don't expect to much.”

PUAdropout on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:55:17

“you read it  a lot more carefully the second time around, I probably learn more about grammar on here than anything else. ”
For Pits Sake! Deodorant Will Anonymously Send 'Deodorgram' To Stinky Friends

For Pits Sake! Deodorant Will Anonymously Send 'Deodorgram' To Stinky Friends

Commented Aug 11, 2012 at 02:54:17 in Small Business

“"Carcinogenic"? Why would I want to send someone a substance that causes cancer? Even if they smelled bad, I wouldn't want them to get cancer. That's going a little overboard. "You smell bad, so I'm giving you cancer."”

PUAdropout on Aug 11, 2012 at 04:49:21

“there's a free after that, caught me up at first too”
Cost Of Diabetes: Disease's Impact Felt Around The World

Cost Of Diabetes: Disease's Impact Felt Around The World

Commented Apr 24, 2012 at 17:51:20 in Canada Living

“Once again you conflate "diabetes" and "obesity" without acknowledging the millions of people who have type 1 diabetes and are not obese. We are constantly blamed for a disease that cannot be prevented or cured, just treated. We are treated as pariahs and blamed for the "Cost to society" even though we can't do anything about it. You also don't even mention how much it costs the individual person who has diabetes -- thousands of dollars a year, even in countries with universal health care.”

opprobrious on Apr 24, 2012 at 22:18:43

“You're not a pariah and you don't deserve to be treated as such. While I have Type-2, I completely understand how much more difficult it is to have Type-1 AND I also fully appreciate the fact that you don't have it as a consequence of lifestyle or diet.”

Hjorlejf on Apr 24, 2012 at 22:16:28

“It's plenty preventable in most cases - those in which it is caused by poor diet and physical innactivity.”
2012 Oscars: Health Lessons We Can Learn From The Nominees

2012 Oscars: Health Lessons We Can Learn From The Nominees

Commented Feb 26, 2012 at 15:52:52 in Healthy Living

“"Belly fat is visceral fat, meaning it lies deeper below the skin and surrounds our organs, leading to problems like heart disease, diabetes"

Type 1 diabetes is not caused by fat, and I'm tired of people throwing out the word "diabetes" every time anyone carries a few extra pounds. Not all diabetes is the same, and not all diabetes is caused by fat.”

ArtsyJane on Feb 27, 2012 at 13:30:15

“Type 2 Diabetes is not caused by fat, but is related to fat, as in correlation rather than causation. At least initially. People who consume excess quantities of sugar and processed, white carbohydrates tend to be both fat and diabetic or pre-diabetic. Both overweight and diabetes are caused by the excessive dietary habits. Overweight that comes from metabolic unbalance also tends to gather in the abdominal area, more so than the legs, hips, etc. Which is why they speak of visceral fat- because visceral fat is linked to metabolic issues in particular, which include inability to properly process sugar among other things (aka diabetes.)”
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