“I want to be cremated and scattered up the lower Hudson River, a place I love. My daughters will find pages in the safe describing how much I love them and how they got me through the worst of times. If I die before my wife, I hope she holds my hand and looks into my eyes; If she goes first, I'll be there for her. Now that that is over, please pass the prime rib and those peas look delicious!”
“Thank God for Senator McCain and his likes. People who compare American politicians to Nazis and Communists have no idea of the real horror of storm troopers ripping babies from their mothers arms only to execute both. These words are passed around by AM radio hosts who defend their statements as "entertainment" - but don't hold themselves responsible for the rhetoric they build. It takes a bold man like Sen. John McCain, who fought, was captured and appreciates the real horrors of war. A man like Ted Cruz is nothing but a sound machine trying to get his next vote.”
“This side-line "politician" can only react instead of acting for American's good. She had one elected job - to govern the state of Alaska - then quit. Now she's a cheerleader. Here's a note Ms. Palin, "Get a job. Stick your own neck out to get things done" Until you do that, you'll never be more than an armchair quarterback making money for a job you couldn't do.”
“This is America where parents should be free to name their child. That said, this mother is setting her child up to a life of scrutiny. Imagine having the name "Messiah" on your first day at work as low man on the totem pole? Or having a bad day in school? Or simply getting a speeding ticket? This kid is in for a world of judgement. He had better learn to walk on water and heal lepers to live up to the name.”
Ebelskiver on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:06:24
“I highly doubt anyone expects that the person named this is literally a/the messiah.”
“nonsense. NYC doesn't need yet another reason to snarl up traffic. Parades and diplomatic visitors already disrupt this incredibly busy and hard working part of town. The beauty of the Grand Canyon stunt was that it didn't disrupt anyone's lives.”
“That's why its a law to have child safety guards on windows in NYC. Twenty years ago, Eric Clapton's toddler son fell to his death from a window without a guard. And child window guards are free. All you need to do is contact the building super or manager and they are installed free of charge. Remember, most people living in NYC are third floor or above, a mortal fall for a small child.”
AutismGrandma on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:25:34
“Child window guards should be required in every multi-level apartment building at the expense and provision of the building owners. The landlords and property managers should have the responsibility for the safety of their tenants, but although this should be an issue of common sense, the window guards won't be provided unless they are required by law.”
jijjhnsn on Jun 21, 2013 at 06:12:30
“Was Eric Clapton arrested, or the adult on that day?”
buminthesun421 on Jun 20, 2013 at 19:54:52
“... And Eric Clapton was not charged because he s rich and famous.”
empireconcepts on Jun 20, 2013 at 18:30:15
“I remember when that law was passed. I was living in New York at the time.
I think arresting the parents is jumping the gun unless they were under the influence.
The person who should definitely suffer criminal consequences is the building owner!”
“This is so wrong and misses the point. Some of our founding fathers were agnostic, or believed in Deism which promotes humanity and morality without necessarily believing in God. And in WWII, this nation's greatest war effort, many drafted men were stationed as medics or the ambulance corp because of their deep belief in not taking any human life. Even on the home front, civilians advanced the war effort by running scrap metal drives, volunteering as air raid watchers, ect. Whatever happened to the freedom of worshiping God, or not, however you please?”
“Something doesn't smell right about this story. The school has a dress code. This isn't new. I went to high school in the 80's, and one day a kid showed in a University T-shirt with Snoopy as Joe Cool holding up a frosty mug of root beer. The Assistant Principal told the kid to change shirts because he didn't want to advocate drinking or drugs. Even when people defended the T-shirt saying Snoopy drinks root beer, not real beer, the school said it was up for interpretation and the shirt wasn't acceptable. This was waaaaaaay before political correctness. As silly as I thought it was, I look back now and realize the school did the right thing. People these days bitch and complain anytime their so-called "rights" don't coincide with "the establishment". You want to talk back in the day? Back in the day this kid would have been smacked around for disobeying school orders, and that's a fact. This kid shouldn't, and won't do anytime. But I think an in-school suspension isn't out of order for thumbing his nose at authority. Welcome to the real world.”
“This is her goal... to make up lopsided stories that she can debate to seem intelligent. People don't want to take Christ out of Christmas. If anything, that would be CEO's of corporations trying to commercialize on a season without offending anyone. There's your story, Sarah! Seriously, I'm glad she's back on TV. She's not very bright, but somewhat attractive. Politics were too hard. But TV is something she might be able to handle if she doesn't screw it up again.”
“Your equating internships to slavery is laughable. Read up on history and you'll learn that chattel slaves had no choice but to work. Interns can quit whenever they want. See, Mary, an internship is a further education into the field in which a student choses to work. I was an intern - had to pay to work for a cable company, lived in a basement apartment with a buddy in Hackensack, NJ. I was rewarded with a job that paid little, but I worked my way up. And no, my job could not possibly be replaced by an intern - a younger and cheaper employee, yes, but an intern - no. So stop thinking the world owes you compensation just because you went to school and expect to be paid.”
MaryfromIL on Jun 14, 2013 at 16:27:55
There were no other graphic designers in the small company, and she had no training from them. All she got from the deal was a portfolio and basically an unpaid full time temporary job.”
MaryfromIL on Jun 14, 2013 at 16:26:40
“Work without pay to beneIf I were everything posters have attributed to me, in an attempt to personalize a political discussion, I would be a black Asian Illegal immigrant who is on welfare/ going to school/ unwed mother.
As for the "choice" these students have, up to the eyeballs in debt, and nary a job on the horizon:
individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and
hungry man is not a free man.” Adlai E.
Much of the time, companies see this a free labor. Sometimes menial work, extra hands, which help the intern not whatsoever.
If our students were flush, this would make sense. However, our students are up to their ears in debt.
As I mentioned elsewhere on this post, I supported my mother and sisters on my summer wages when I was in college. My brother in law paid for his tuition that way.
Whole reasons for internships was to ease the way from school to business. In other words, companies used to pay to train us on the job in their specifics. Many times in my former field, computers, companies hired interns because they learned our company's ways and technology, which would help them in no other company.
My daughter in law was an intern 2 years ago. By the way, she almost had to PAY someone to get an internship, the next step of corporations ripping off the citizens. She was a graphic designer. There was”
“I have no idea what the hell you're even asking? I would march for the kids' memory. I would go to support groups, and attend memorials. I would acknowledge the date and keep it sacred. Is that really too hard for you to understand?”
KC34 on Jun 14, 2013 at 18:54:23
“Wasn't the question I asked, but thank you for the angry, aggressive, answer. It suits you.”
“Media Interns DON'T make money - they get school credit. If she interned full-time, that would be worth 12 college credits. Don't blame the industry because she didn't plan to receive all those points. Most students have to borrow and take out loans to work internships and keep up housing. And if she couldn't keep up with the 12 hour days doing chore-based duties for a huge company, then she should chalk it up that this isn't the industry for her. My God, is this hissy fitting the ways we're going?”
MaryfromIL on Jun 14, 2013 at 15:28:36
“Wow, you would have loved chattel slavery! Good job, by the way, blaming the victims instead of the corporations. Don't complain when your job is replaced by "interns", as happened with the former web developer I met. He was now selling floor tile.”
“God forbid, if one of my children were gunned down by a madman I'd march and remember and keep the light going. If you are offended or think it's a ploy to get media attention, then you've got some deep soul searching to do.”
KC34 on Jun 14, 2013 at 15:00:39
“M question to you would be, what would you march about? The criminal, right?”
Its A Good Ride on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:38:48
“That is complete BS. This was used as a dog and pony show from day one. The ones who need soul searching are those trampling on the graves of these children in order to advance their political agenda! P.S. not only children were killed... more political bang for your buck to continue only mentioning the children.”
“Newton is particularly revolting because most of the slain were six-year-old kids. Twenty kids who still believed in Santa, and slept with stuffed animals, and didn't get a chance to ride a two-wheeler bike, or write a letter to the grandparents -- they are all dead. That doesn't marginalize the other victims of gun violence, but I'm sure you can appreciate the sadness of six-year-olds violently killed for no reason.”
“Until we stop categorizing people, we'll never get over racism. The headline read "World's Oldest Jewish Person Dies..." She said she "tried to help everyone and not hurt anyone" -- I'm sure regardless of their faith. Her religion was the foundation of the woman, but she shouldn't be defined by it as "World's Oldest Jewish Person". What's next? World's oldest Irish Woman? World's tallest Mexican Man? World's fattest German? We are Americans.”
Joebudgie on Jun 14, 2013 at 15:50:39
“Your thoughts are valid. But have you noticed the tone of HuffPost articles in recent years? They are designed to create debate in the reader comment section. It seems that if they can generate a little hate they create more comments. I suspect HuffPost and or their writers get some monetary benefit from the number of comments posted.”
intelsec on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:39:49
“The headline was significant, a story is all in the details.”
simmersck on Jun 14, 2013 at 14:18:04
“Exactly what I scrolled down here to write....well said tojohnmiller. What's up with that???”
“Lottery numbers are randomly dealt through a number generator. So given the record number of lottery tickets sold every second to almost every state on that day, and the few seconds it took for these two women to have a polite exchange, it's impossibly likely she would have won even without the cut. If the old woman didn't cut, the young woman would have been there five seconds earlier, and wouldn't have purchased the winning ticket.”
thedofuss on Jun 6, 2013 at 16:01:11
“"impossibly likely"? interesting use of words, but methinks not. highly unlikely, ill give you that.
please note the real story here--has to do with a four letter word, and its not kindness, its life. the single most influential factor impacting your life (and everyone elses) is randomness. try as you like, do what you want, learn what you want........ and bam, randomness sets in. obviously , most people dont have the largest lottery pot as their event (actually, by definition, no one else) in their life, but whatever it is.....its there.
ps: you probably already know this, but there is no such thing as a random number generator. we ll just keep that betwen the two of us for now.”
“This is political correct bullyism (if bullyism is a word). Had this girl been Muslim with her religious conduct to wear a conservative burka under her cap, no one would say a word for fear of P.C. reprimand. This girl wore a symbol of her native people, who pose no political threat, making her an easy target. This is hypocrisy at its worst.”
FreeOfFear83 on Jun 4, 2013 at 09:10:44
“Your point is 20/20. However had she been a Muslim she wouldn't even have been going to that school. It's a Christian school. Therein lies the problem. A private Christian school is like a dictatorship. Do as we say not as we do. This young woman made a decision to wear a symbol of an Indian nation that totally goes against Christian teachings. Jews and American Indians are very different from each other wouldn't you say?.When Fundamentalist Christians are at the helm of a educational ship you can expect ignorant things like this to come up every now and then.Ignorant "rules" produce ignorant outcomes.”
restasured on Jun 4, 2013 at 09:04:03
“No, if the girl had been Muslim and was attending this school and they said she couldn't then she couldn't. A feather is not a religious symbol it was a cultural symbol and had no place in the ceremony.”
“The two men didn't shoot the cops though, did they? Maybe her words gave them pause or confused the situation. At the end of the day, no cops were shot as planned. And it also proves this woman has more balls than an armchair commentator like yourself.”