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Stomach Bug Stumps CDC As Infection Spreads To More Than 275 People In Several States (UPDATE)

Stomach Bug Stumps CDC As Infection Spreads To More Than 275 People In Several States (UPDATE)

Commented Jul 25, 2013 at 11:07:21 in Healthy Living

“Add Florida to the list because I know everyone I work with has had it in the past month. The first to have it went on vacation and came back ill, we all followed in her stead. My Bf had it so bad he thought he had colon cancer because of all the blood, but a few weeks later we all had it and it was just as bad.”
Florida Teen Calls Police On Mom For Having Sex

Florida Teen Calls Police On Mom For Having Sex

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 08:19:54 in Parents

“Growing up I had a healthy respect for authority and knew that had I done something as asinine as trying to call the cops on my parents not only would I get reamed by the police officer but a sanctioned butt kicking by my parents. Nowadays our children are taught from kindergarten that if a parent does something they don't like to call the police and have them arrested, which I assume is meant in the case of abuse, but is so exaggerated to the point kids now think they have the upper hand. Then when you add in all the superfluous medication they are administered like candy that messes with their growing brain and they get so convoluted that they develop a god complex and think they rule they world.

What we need is to go back to that time where we can spank our kids without going to jail and take OUR rights to govern OUR families back, otherwise we will end up with kids that will never be productive members of society as a whole. That or send all of our screwed up kids to those parents who thought it would be a good idea if children grew up without correction or discipline and let THEM raise 'em!”

wesnwendy on Jan 25, 2012 at 09:09:04

“This is a government of the PEOPLE, by the PEOPLE, for the PEOPLE. WE are the authority! THEY respect US, NOT the other way around! That the cops DIDN'T do what you wrote, and did what they did, proves they deserve NO respect! You are right, we DO need to go back in time... to 1776! I want THOSE people back in our world. Though, today's 'amerikans' would have THEM arrested for crimes against the state and terrorism.”

realguyinfl on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:48:17

“All the more reason to vote for Ron Paul in 2012! It's time to take America back from the criminals that are currently running it.”

kp1975 on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:48:02

“They have actually done a study that show this has created a generation of young "adults" who cannot cope with real life. I believe they actually called them wusses. It is a combo of the lack of discipline and telling them all that they are wonderful regardless of how bad they are at something. The scariest part of this is that these are the people who are going to be taking care of us as we get older... makes you kinda hope for an early death...

The link below focuses more on the how wonderful the kids are versus discipline but it is not hard to see the link -- especially when it comes to character building.

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/learning-curve/is-the-hsc-creating-a-generation-of-wusses-20101008-16bnc.html

misha1996 on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:37:19

“all I got to say is AMEN!!!”
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Black Friday Worker Rescued From Canal After Losing Control Of Car Due To Exhaustion

Commented Nov 27, 2011 at 12:34:32 in Business

“I actually resigned as a target employee because of my refusal to work my people who had been working 14 hour shifts for each day of that week, on their day off. I came in and did the work just myself with a couple of people who "volunteered" on their own, and then let the volunteers go home early to rest for that night. I had worked there for two years before becoming a team leader and did not realize the harassment and pressure put upon such a position to work people to the bone. I was harassed more so when I put in my notice. My breaking point was an email telling me that my team was worthless, these same people working 14-16 hour days, and that we all needed to learn the meaning of sacrifice. WE were the only people sacrificing, everyone else had nice little shifts and went home on time, while we were given more and more work to complete on top of our own responsibilities. I printed out a copy of the email for each member of my team before handing over my keys to the incoming manager and punching out for the last time. The store manager that caused all the trouble was soon replaced with a wonderful, caring manger who actually values people. I often wonder if her departure had anything to do with that wonderful email that I forwarded to HR and all the execs on her behalf.”

Georgann Putintsev on Nov 27, 2011 at 13:40:10

“A similar incident happened to me at Macy's; but as a Mgr I was the one doing the 9-13 hr shifts, 14 to 16 days in a row. Once Federated came in & bought them out, they removed the HR dept and required Mgr's to do their OWN hiring and the buzz was hire temps, 4 people 16 hr limit ( I was lucky if they showed). Less than 32 hr they're not required to give Medical/Retire benefits). I had to use my lunch/dinner time to chk other stores in the MALL for potential hiree's. The New Mgr from Texas sucked & instead of requiring the owning Mgr to monitor his Dept section, he wanted FINE JEWELRY to take care of low-end Jewelry/watches...he didn't understand Security REQ at all. Here I was doing 120% of $ales e/month in a C Store & they didn't even realize what my %'s were until I left. The previous SMgr would ring up $ales, he'd just WATCH...the blonde in the costmetics section, while remarried to his pregnant 2nd wife. After talking w/my spouse, I went back into Computers.
So kudoo's for ALL Service People. Poor hours - work HOLIDAYS, low pay, and 7 out of 10 have no benefits. Happy Holidays TO ALL OF YOU!”
Being a 'Gay Dad'

Being a 'Gay Dad'

Commented Dec 17, 2011 at 11:59:38 in Gay Voices

“As a mom who has a child with a gay ex-husband I can tell you why it is necessary to be completely honest with your children. All kids want their parents "together" and when kids see what a wonderful, loving, close relationship their parent's continue to have after the divorce it confuses them. They don't understand why mommy and daddy can't get married again. My ex and I have a great relationship, we were made for each other, two halves of one whole, with the exception of his sexuality. We waited to tell our children but they figured it out on their own long before that . Had we been honest with them from the beginning it might have made all their questions easier to answer and we would have avoided the constant attempts to get us to "make- up" . :-)”
How Can You Be Pregnant (For Months) And Not Know It?

How Can You Be Pregnant (For Months) And Not Know It?

Commented Dec 9, 2011 at 12:45:39 in Parents

“My cousin went through a whole pregnancy being treated for kidney problems ( which were non existent, she would later find out). She was actually at a party , drinking beer the night of the delivery. When the pain was too intense she went to the ER and delivered her unknown daughter while being questioned by the ER physician in the exam room. She never looked pregnant the whole time but she had retained "water" everywhere and blew up from head to toe during her pregnancy. She almost lost her daughter to the state thanks to her doctor's ineptness. She had to go to court to prove to the state that she unknowingly consumed alcoholic beverages while pregnant due to a misdiagnosis by her physician. She didn't even get to hold her daughter for over 3 months after the delivery.She should have sued but she was just so grateful to have her daughter after being told she couldn't have children that she never pursued justice for herself or her child. Crazy things happen to sane people, period. It doesn't mean that they have a mental defect.”
Lessons From Sharing the Story of My (Possibly) Gay 6-Year-Old Son

Lessons From Sharing the Story of My (Possibly) Gay 6-Year-Old Son

Commented Oct 5, 2011 at 16:07:48 in Gay Voices

“My son was just 3 when he told me that he was supposed to be a girl. I took it in stride. I have an uncle that I grew up knowing was born female. It was the family secret. A few years ago I got a chance to meet this mysterious uncle. We are so alike that it was as if we had known each other our whole lives but we had just met the day before for the first time. My son is 11 now we don't let anyone try to tell him how he's supposed to feel. He knows who he is. I told him that anytime he wanted to talk about it was fine with me.We have discussions about it all the time. He has a crush on a guy, too. He's "come out" to his dad as a gay male, which was not well received at first and kind of spur of the moment,but he told me that it made HIM feel better. His dad says now that it was fear for how our son would be treated that made him respond in a negative way. It's all out in the open. It's not a family secret and we like it that way. We want our son to grow up loved and nurtured and make his own choices about what makes him happy in a relationship, and that he never has to hide who he is from anyone.”

Mellow me on Oct 6, 2011 at 01:10:53

“Hello, you sound like a great parent! TG (transgender) often "runs in the family". I know of so many TG people who have a relative that is TG too. If your child really is TG then I suggest that you have a really big think about what that means. Most likely (if your child is TG) will want to transition at some stage. The older you get the harder it is to transition, especially for MtF. Once puberty hits, that's it. All the characteristically "male" features develop often leaving a heartache for a teenage hood that the child feels they have been robbed of. It also costs A LOT of money to transition successfully the older you get (we are talking $50,000+). While your child is undoubtably loved you should (if you haven't already- which I am sure you have) talk to your uncle and other TG people. Have a look at some TG forums like Susans Place or better yet join the Yahoo! Transgender Kids Families (TKF) Group for support. See what adulthood and transition looks like for an older TG person... sometimes it ain't pretty. TG people have the highest rate of suicide (30% +). Make sure you and your partner and child really understand what being TG is and what it means for now and the future.”
Motes and Beams

Motes and Beams

Commented Sep 2, 2011 at 22:36:33 in Black Voices

“Ms. Brown , you are a poet! I have never in my life read a more eloquent piece that shows beauty in all births. I plan to print and save this article to enjoy for years to come! Thank You!”
Would You Buy This for Your Daughter?

Would You Buy This for Your Daughter?

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 11:19:02 in Parents

“I understand the "nipple shields" which were not available when I was a kid. I have 3 teenage daughters who need the padding to shield their intimates from the population at large. I developed quite early and was referred to as "baby nipples" from the third grade on until I received that first bra in middle school. My mom quickly realized that I needed padding to save me from embarrassment and I thank her for it to this day....However, I do not like the marketing surrounding the push-up bra that all teens are coveting because they want to have glamorous cleavage...in my opinion that is taking things too much out of proportion. Padding is a neccesity for some but extreme plunge push-ups are”

rp2par on Aug 15, 2011 at 11:29:42

“I remember those 'nipple shields', I used to buy them for myself. My granddaughter is 15 and likes slightly padded bras because it gives her some privacy. She mostly wears t-shirts and doesn't want her nipples showing -- she is petite but has to have a C cup bra.”
Stephen McDow Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account

Stephen McDow Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account

Commented Jun 19, 2011 at 02:13:15 in Business

“1. The Bank is supposed to check the name attached to the deposit and match it to the account holder, if the name does not MATCH, they have to refuse the deposit unless there is an affidavit attached to the account allowing deposits for another person.
Also, any financial institution that received money from this man over the amount of 10,000 is required to report this to the IRS as well ( like the bank that holds his mortgage). So anything he paid off would have sent up a multitude of red flags thanks to the Bank Secrecy Act, which requires any financial institution to report large deposits or payments made to a financial institution.
2. Do you think this is the first time someone gave the wrong account number to the IRS?
Think again. On average over 370000+ taxpayers call the IRS each tax season after discovering that they had entered the wrong bank info on their return. This number quadrupled this year thanks to a glitch in some tax software that replaced numbers in the bank info while the return was being submitted. As this is a common, recurring mistake made by tax payers,the IRS has safeguards in place to deter accidental "deposits" within it's system, as well as with the banking institutions who process these deposits.
3. Due to the Right to Financial Privacy Act no-one should have had access to any of the guy's info, period, and if they had then it was obtained illegally.”
Stephen McDow Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account

Stephen McDow Arrested After IRS Mistakenly Deposits $110K In His Account

Commented Jun 18, 2011 at 21:52:02 in Business

“First let me say that this portion is BS. "When the woman discovered that McDow had been the recipient of her refund, she called him and demanded her money back" First the IRS would not have released that info to a caller , second they would have contacted the bank IMMEDIATELY and had to funds removed had she reported it to the IRS, third they would have PAID her the FULL amount owed and then put a lien on the man who mistakenly received the funds. The lady herself legally should have never received ANY info from the bank nor the IRS about the recipient so if she did then many laws were broken. The lady would never have had any involvement in this case whatsoever, forget being able to "press" charges against the man. Privacy laws protected all of this man's info and if that was broken then with any sort of a lawyer he should not see any time. He will have to repay the IRS with major penalties and interest as well as kiss his house goodbye. The IRS will get their money, but this whole story seems a bit far-fetched to me. If the name doesn't match the account you have to have a signed affidavit presented to the bank for another person's direct deposit to go into your account unless it is your spouse.”

tinyweehen on Jun 18, 2011 at 22:12:32

“Yes, this story sounds like a hairy dog tale.”

ApolloniaBliss on Jun 18, 2011 at 22:07:19

“exactly, i was wondering how he got in touch with the original tax payer, that didnt sound right me either. IRS would have put a lien on his house and paycheck. u r sooo right about the privacy act. theres more to this story than what is being actually told”

tnlcallen on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:59:06

“There is nothing in this story that is far fetched. The lady gave the IRS an account number of an account she had closed 6 years earlier. Citibank had assigned the new account number to someone else. The IRS deposited the refund into the account number the lady gave them. The guy spent the money. When the error was discovered, the lady was able to discover her error, and through her attorney's track down the guy.”

laaambchop on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:58:23

“But, why would the IRS care? They deposited the $$$ in good faith, with the info they had. This is between she and him.”

yhsmoves on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:57:02

“party pooper”

purplepar on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:56:11

“You are so correct! Something sounds "not-quite-right" with this account of the story!”

Absolute on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:55:02

“What makes you think that either the bank or the IRS gave her any information? Her attorney could have easily tracked Mr. McDow based on the account number.”

spacedoggg on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:54:57

“EXACTLY. You're one of the few clear thinkers on this thread tonight.”

Lilybelle on Jun 18, 2011 at 21:54:36

“I agree, there are a lot of very questionable things about this story. It stinks to high hell.”