“I have no "vested interest" in either team. The discussion regarding whether the ball was catchable is a mute point. The linebacker had a bear hug... both arms wrapped around receiver, pushing him back and preventing him from even attempting to make on the ball. My take on the play is the extreme interference call negates any discussion of the pass being catchable. The catchable debate is a discussion that never happens if the interference had not occurred. Apparently that linebacker thought it was catchable or he would not have thought it necessary to try and 'tackle' the receiver. Hardy a defensive 'play for the ball' when you have both arms around the receiver and your back to the ball. There is no argument as to whether or not it was pass interference...it was blatant.... the catchable argument should not enter the discussion. The defense walked off the field guilty... but not charged. The initial call should stand. The linebacker got away with a mugging. Just my opinion...”
“Obviously not the healthiest of marriages if the first thing that comes to mind to wager is to taser each other.For myself the key word in the story is 'Bar', a place where back in the day I made some truly 'inspired' decisions. That said as a ' 'Joisey' boy I was taught, to paraphrase... physically " don't let your mouth make bets your ass can't cash" Apparently that particular part of her anatomy was called upon to do so. Fortunately he didn't lose or she might have chosen an assault on his frontal region. OUCH”
“There were 2,966 human beings murdered on 9/11. Citizens from 90 different countries were represented in the slaughter, 67 of whom were from the United Kingdom. The families friends and relatives of these victimswill live forever with the horrible memories of this heinous act perpetrated on their lived ones. Some of those memories are of loved ones who while suffering the incredibly brutal experience of burning to death threw themselves from as high as 1,400 ft to their deaths. Note the costumes included falling figures to reflect this horror. These memories never go away. To rekindle those horrible memories for the many thousands of families, friends and relations with an act like this,and subsequent reporting of it is inhumane in the extreme. These damaged women should save the little smoke part of their costumes for next years contest when they dress up as part of the millions gassed in the holocaust. These girls need psychiatric help, sensitivity training at least. Today I remember the six alumni and the then current student of 15 from my high school who died in the towers.”
“I can be an unloving and selfish human being. I am very far from being the kind, loving person I believe I should and could be. That said something I do (ALL TOO RARELY) is to do a random act of kindness. It is a challenge but critical that I do it completely anonymously, and never say anything to anyone else about it.. As I write this I recognize that I can be kind and courteous, (as well as selfish and indifferent,) but to do something kind anonymously and never tell another soul about it is really different. When I think back about these episodes it is a very private thing for me alone and makes me feel better about myself than anything else that comes to mind. That's why as I write this I wonder why I don't do these things more frequently. I guess it's kind of a self serving way of unselfishly making me feel good about myself. The challenge is to never mention it to anyone, it is something you keep just for yourself. I didn't provide examples because that in fact destroys the whole meaningfulness of the act. I need to make this a more frequent part of my life, like maybe remembering to do it today.”
Savannah5 on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:11:37
“I just want to thank you for the good deeds you have done, whether they are few in number or not. Every good deed counts, tmw6791.
rmcnyc63 on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:11:29
“sometimes kindness towards another is actually an act of selfishness, as you do it to make yourself feel good. nonetheless, (anonymous) random acts are just what we need to restore our faith in humanity. even the most selfish of beings is touched by small gestures.
today, everyone who reads these posts should make it a point to pay one gesture forward. it doesn't have to be about spending money. seeing a stranger or elderly struggling with a daily routine and offering your assistance is just as meaningful. if life were only always that way...”
“Never use the term " My People". They are not slaves and you don't own them. As a boss employees are partners in my enterprise. Employees success is what makes companies succeed. Never make a valuable employee ask for a raise, recognize their value and ensure they know you recognize their value. Many good employees have been lost to competitors who recognized their abilities and were prepared to offer them better opportunities.The workplace is the real world... not everyone gets a trophy. Reward those that contribute to the companies success and do not make it meaningless by rewarding those who don't. If someone is disruptive to the company and hates their job' create the opportunity' for them to seek another elsewhere. Pessimism , fear, and discontent in infectious. Build teams but more importantly build a business family that joins together to achieve a common goal. Our company credo was ' A Commitment to Excellence'”
“Marine Gunnery Sergeant John "Manila John" Basilone recieved the Medal of Honor for his action on Guadalcanal. Taken out of action to promote the War Bond drive he repeatedly requested to return to combat. His wish was granted and he was part of the 5th "Spearhead" Division initial assault on Iwo Jima along with my father. He was killed in action that first day.On Feb 19nth 1945 at 0900 USMC began the assault on Iwo Jima. At the end of that day at 2400 hours the initial force in just 15 hours had sustained (2,420) TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY casualties. 2,420 dead or wounded Marines in 15 hours. That's a Marine going down every 20 seconds of every minute of every hour for fifteen hours straight. My dad was about 75 yards from Sgt Basilone at the base of Motoyama 1 when the good Sgt went down. In WWII 81 MOH were awarded to Marines 25% of them, 27, Medals of honor were awarded to the USMC and the Corpsman (USN) imbedded with them were awarded for action on Iwo JIma, My Fathers unit was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation, the equivalent of the Navy Cross. Citation link: Page 801: http://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/USMC/IV/USMC-IV-I.html”
sellickj0830 on Oct 15, 2013 at 18:01:24
“My dad just passed away and he was a Marine in WWII on the USS Pittsburg. He doesn't have a metal of honor, but he was a great Marine and proud to be an American. We should be proud of all of our vets!”
dgosbee on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:46:42
“I must have just gotten someting in my eyes. I can't seem to see my monitor as well as I was a few minutes ago...
Bless your father for his service and the hell he went through for us.”
u4icgroov on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:39:38
“It's a fantastic act of bravery; however Basilone was still an active member of the Marines. The article is stating that this may be the first time someone discharged from military service has requested to go back into an active military status after receiving the Medal of Honor.”
woodup2 on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:35:10
“It's dusty in here! 5th Marines, Arizona Territory, 68'-69'.”
Samsdog212 on Oct 15, 2013 at 17:29:58
“Yup. I was just getting ready to post the same thing when I saw yours.”
“One certainty is that death comes to all of us....ALL of us. For most, not all, but most, it will be a time of fear, for many a time of sheer terror and agony , and for others distress over the unknown. I have seen this first hand. Any comfort that anyone can give to another human being going through this is a blessing whether it be mortal or divine. It is said 'there are no atheists in a foxhole'.There is a much lesser known 'soldiers prayer'..... ' if I must die please let it be a round to the back of my head that I never heard coming.' Death is coming for all of us... my prayer-wish for all is that it be as peaceful a transition as possible. Watching, or holding in your arms a fellow human in your arms as they face this experience writhing in pain full of fear and confusion is something you will never forget. Make compassion and love of your fellow man major part of your behavior in all things. I can assure you it will make you feel better about yourself everytime you do.”
“Anon, The key to intimacy is trust. Whether an intimate friend, or lover. Follow your instincts. When you develop a relationship with a good friend you build the trust to confide you innermost secrets. Cultivate trust in your relationships and that fear will fade away. There is nothing wrong with being cautious and selective about whom you choose to share all of yourself with. Be well”
Anon Si on Jul 22, 2013 at 21:39:24
“Thank you for replying, I really do appreciate it. I've been having this insecurity for years now. At this point I don't know what to do and I'm only in my early twenties.”
“Guys and Gals Line up to enter your clever rejoinders. I'm a guy and YES of course I have had the tape measure out. If the stats are correct, I have that edge advantage the casino has so i'm not going to gamble and trade. That said the most powerful sex organ in either sex is the BRAIN, learn to use it. a) For me Some of the most beautiful sounds in the world are those women make when being pleasured.b) If you are one of the "I don't know what she wants." OPEN your ears ... pay attention to how she moves and if necessary... ASK HER .
c) Be confident... not cocky... women tell me insecure men in bed are a turnoff d) My premise is, I know the issue of me 'finishing' is never in doubt... her's may be. Concentrate on her needs knowing yours are not in question.e) I'll use her toys..and buy her some (but I admit I only buy those similar in size to me.)No matter how good you are you will run down sooner than Ever ready batteries. Just think of it as bringing in a pinch hitter while you rest up for the next inning g) This is just my humble opinion , worth what you paid for it... work what works for you... but make that PLURAL”
Anon Si on Jul 17, 2013 at 21:11:32
“This is one of the most intelligent comments I've read in a long time. As someone who is afraid of men, dating, and sex altogether, this kind of gives me hope. Thank you.”
NightsonElgin on Jul 16, 2013 at 14:45:29
“And if you have a stamina problem, buy a fleshlight. Work as advertised. Seriously, Sweden or whoever, give the fleshlight guy the Nobel for that.
Well said. An orgasm for a guy is a right off. Of course it's gonna happen. We condition ourselves from a young age to get started and get done before getting caught. As someone with OCD, a girl who doesn't come bothers me. Women decide who gets laid, the least we can do is give 'em our best and try and deliver. Not to be cocky, but to feel confident and listen to the cues. It's within all our grasps.
“It was absolutely unnecessary for you to create a groundless argument. the CAPS emphasis have nothing to do with your offering. The two terms were separated by a colon signifying these were both references to legal terms - principles not a "shout". The caps of "wrong answer" are certainly questionable but the intent was to use that as a title or introduction to the subject matter which followed.. The response was to object to your choice to misplace the emphasis of sympathy for what was in fact an irresponsible act that proved deadly to a defenseless innocent. No personal attack was intended. I maintain that your sympathies are misdirected and I maintain my right to express my disagreement with your comment and position. Perhaps this overall dialog of all parties might be better served by your attention to the content of the message rather than a critique of the envelope in which it arrived. Be Well”
tmw6791 on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:22:13
“Exclamation point. Ha Ha Ha..... isn't that a bit like CAPS ? hypocrite.... bye bye.... loose my address.”
blhubbs on Jun 23, 2013 at 18:49:38
“This was a tragic situation. It seemed so senseless. My sympathies do not have to be in line with your sympathies, and are valid, regardless of your views. For wanting to focus on the issue, your explanation is unnecessarily verbose!”
“"I think this mom paid the ultimate price for her poor judgment"
WRONG ANSWER Charish paid the ultmate price for her mothers POOR JUDGEMENT .
How about: RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT... DEPRAVED INDIFFERENCE
"The ultimate result of shielding men from the results of folly is to fill the world with fools.“ Herbert Spencer (1820-1903),”
blhubbs on Jun 23, 2013 at 07:10:55
“I did not give an answer. I gave my response to this tragic situation. Why are you screaming in CAPS? This isn't a fight. People are posting their feelings regarding a heinous crime. No need to personalize it.”
“Poor child. Child molesters / pedophiles can not be cured.... psychologists are nearly universally in agreement with that. Many states will not allow parole for pedophiles unless the individual agrees to chemical castration as a requirement for parole. I would add a lifelong ankle bracelet to be detectable anytime a child goes missing. That said this innocent victim need not have been a victim. This "mother's" behavior rises to the level of the charge for "reckless endangerment" or "depraved indifference." I was raised to understand that I am personally responsible for my decisions and my actions, I am also responsible for the consequences of my actions. Some things in life you just don't get away with an "I'm sorry". For many things in life you don't get a "do over". Poor little Charish does not get a do over and an I'm sorry will not bring her back nor take back what was certainly a horrific way to leave this world. If she has siblings child services should be finding an appropriate safe environment free from any future act of "reckless endangerment." I'm sure mom is "sorry",,, too little, too late and Charish can't hear it.”
“"The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters."
" Only the dead have seen the end of war"
It would appear that Plato was a visionary since this quote from 400 B.C. correct so far.”
“Regarding the "smiles" comments. I read these posts and gave them equal consideration. I then reviewed the photos again. It is remarkable how many of the smiles capture the age old mystery of Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa". Subtle.... engaging..... . Most family photos ( including mine) have that contrived " Smile for the camera" in your face overdone expression of staged emotion.Many of these have a quiet, serene subtlety.... difficult to capture in one subject let alone four.”
“With all that Londoners and England have endured in attacks by terrorists it is incredulous that anyone would believe the only threat they are under is two fanatics in Boston. The underground, busses, marathon, and airports are now risk free... the TWO terrorists have been apprehended. Thank goodness there were only the two. We know they acted alone, oh that's right the one survivor has yet to be questioned. The brother other spent 6 months abroad this year, probably just touring. If you see something...say something...be vigilant and cognizent of your surroundings.”
“Idiotic premise. Best research IN WHICH AREA ???? OB GYN ? CANCER ? GENETICS.... The best university in mathematics doesn't help you much if you are planning a career in business. USN&WP gets trashed on their ranking protocols on a regular basis.
Most major colleges and universities are prepared to give a student more education than they are capable of absorbing. Pick an area of study which you love......immerse yourself in it.... and you will have a happy and successful career.”
“It is imperative that those using the Constitution as a legal defense are intimately familiar with the historical parameters within which it was written to derive its most accurate meaning.
Some say, however, that the original “intent” of the Framers is irrelevant; since they are long gone, what they intended is no longer applicable. Others like Justice Brennan say that the meaning of the Constitution is evolving, changing according to what it means in our time. Justice Brennan feels “[it] is arrogant to pretend that from our vantage we can gauge accurately the intent of the Framers on application of principle to specific, contemporary questions.”  Raoul Berger quotes A. S. Miller as saying that the Constitution should be left “to succeeding generations…to rewrite the ‘living’ Constitution anew.”  However, the Constitution cannot be rewritten if it is to remain the standard against which deviance is to be measured. The “specific, contemporary questions” are the ones changing, not the Constitution. That particular facts change over the years does not mean that the standard against which they are measured has to change along with them. Modern facts can still be judged against the initial concept the Framers had in mind precisely by studying the conclusions they derived when they applied the Constitution to their own contemporary facts. Perhaps in doing so, Supreme Court opinions would be more consistent and less troublesome to legislators and the legal profession.”
tmw6791 on Feb 9, 2012 at 08:23:33
“Very well put. Refereshing to see a dalog as opposed to a diatribe . Thanks”
dws51564 on Feb 8, 2012 at 19:20:41
“I agree that applying modern problems to a document that was written over two hundred years ago is difficult at times. I also know there have been inconsistencies with SCOTUS in the past and there no doubt will be in the future. I'm sure you would agree that the founding fathers would have had a lot more to say if they could look 200 plus years into the future. Maybe we can agree to say there should be a separation of church and state and that is why the Court interpreted there is one. Over twenty Amendments clearly shows it was not a perfect document but perhaps a perfect start.”
“A number of posts here erroneously state that the concept of seperation of church is in the Constitution. The concept of seperation of church and state is in fact NOT in the constitution. Ironically it is derived from Jefferson to a religious group that was being oppressed by the local government. His conviction was that religion was a very personal matter, one which the government had no business getting involved in. His letter contains the phrase "wall of separation between church and state,"
Here is a great site that actually addresses the issue of many things people wrongly assume are in the constitution but are in fact not contained therein.
Here is the discussion of Jeffersons letter which actually supports the position of many posts here.. that the government shold not interfere with the rights of religious groups.
“The 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution expressly prohibits the federal government from establishing a religion or preventing the free exercise of religion, so while the phrases "separation of church and state" and "wall of separation between church and state" are not in the Constitution per se, the legal basis for these ideas can certainly be traced to the Bill of Rights. So while I agree with you technically, I'm not sure whether it matters. There are a lot of things we argue about in this country that aren't explicitly in the Constitution, yet all sides quote from the Constitution as the basis of their positions: abortion, marriage equality for gays, right to die, etc., etc. If someone challenged the constitutionality of political parties, I wonder which side would win?”
dws51564 on Feb 8, 2012 at 17:29:52
“SCOTUS has determined there is a seperation of church and state in the Constitution. You may not agree but they have. Thomas Jefferson had little to do with the Constitution in the first place.”
Jan 28, 2012 at 09:38:56
“Nikkity, This is a fun site. They only send email occasionaly and it is fun to fantasize when they do. Prices have plumeted but then again so have my resources. I WAS a residential developer and custom home builder....WAS being the operative word. Nonetheless I still enjoy dreaming. Enjoy: