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Midlifers Discussing Their Own Death At Dinner Parties

Midlifers Discussing Their Own Death At Dinner Parties

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 16:36:13 in Fifty

“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!”
John McCain Rips Ted Cruz's Anti-Obamacare Speech, Criticizes Nazi Comparison (VIDEO)

John McCain Rips Ted Cruz's Anti-Obamacare Speech, Criticizes Nazi Comparison (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 16:28:06 in Politics

“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.”
Life On Earth Could End Within 1.75 Billion Years, Scientists Say (VIDEO)

Life On Earth Could End Within 1.75 Billion Years, Scientists Say (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 18:09:12 in Science

“Crap! Where do I forward my mail?”
Sarah Palin: I Would Be 'Very Disappointed' With Hillary Clinton As President (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin: I Would Be 'Very Disappointed' With Hillary Clinton As President (VIDEO)

Commented Sep 23, 2013 at 15:14:23 in Politics

“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.”
Hillary Clinton 'Could Be Our First Lesbian President,' Says Bryan Fischer

Hillary Clinton 'Could Be Our First Lesbian President,' Says Bryan Fischer

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 13:29:01 in Gay Voices

“Anyone can start rumors, like Bryan Fisher's college girlfriend who broke off their relationship because she was concerned about his unhealthy obsession with child pornography.”

stardust memories on Sep 20, 2013 at 14:00:02

“and his constant fondling of the cat...”

mccuerc on Sep 20, 2013 at 13:37:20

“nice rumor... do you have anything to substantiate it?”

Bufford P Tusser on Sep 20, 2013 at 13:35:58

“"alleged"”
Baby Messiah Can Keep His Name, Tennessee Judge Rules

Baby Messiah Can Keep His Name, Tennessee Judge Rules

Commented Sep 19, 2013 at 08:28:29 in Parents

“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.”
Ariel Castro Dead: Cleveland Kidnapper Found Hanging In Prison Cell

Ariel Castro Dead: Cleveland Kidnapper Found Hanging In Prison Cell

Commented Sep 4, 2013 at 15:35:03 in Crime

“Probably the best thing in life he ever did. A coward's way out for a coward who imprisoned and abused young girls.”
Nik Wallenda In NYC: Daredevil Hopes To Walk Wire Between Empire State, Chrysler Buildings

Nik Wallenda In NYC: Daredevil Hopes To Walk Wire Between Empire State, Chrysler Buildings

Commented Jun 24, 2013 at 13:19:42 in New York

“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.”
Slash Looks Unrecognizable At The Beach: Ex Guns N' Roses Guitarist Spotted On Vacation (PHOTO)

Slash Looks Unrecognizable At The Beach: Ex Guns N' Roses Guitarist Spotted On Vacation (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 12:54:07 in Celebrity

“He's 47 - guess what, that's what happens. Some of the snarky commentators probably look like that already, a few never will, but for the rest ..... tick, tick, tick.”

anandaone on Jun 21, 2013 at 13:07:04

“....and thus ends the conversation.”

Mercgal on Jun 21, 2013 at 09:37:06

“ewj1, its obvious you are an obnoxious snot. Do YOU play in a world wide known band?”

ewj1 on Jun 20, 2013 at 17:53:03

“It did not happen to me, but then again I can actually play a guitar (not just strum it).”

Sealabian on Jun 20, 2013 at 16:37:46

“Yeah, aging is what happens if you don't die young..”
Cristina Torre, Daughter Of Former Yankees Coach Joe Torre, Catches Falling Baby In Brooklyn

Cristina Torre, Daughter Of Former Yankees Coach Joe Torre, Catches Falling Baby In Brooklyn

Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 12:22:21 in New York

“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!”
Margaret Doughty, Atheist Seeking U.S. Citizenship, Told To Join Church Or Be Denied

Margaret Doughty, Atheist Seeking U.S. Citizenship, Told To Join Church Or Be Denied

Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 10:06:27 in Politics

“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?”
Jared Marcum Charge: 14-Year-Old Who Wore NRA Shirt To School Faces Year In Jail

Jared Marcum Charge: 14-Year-Old Who Wore NRA Shirt To School Faces Year In Jail

Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 08:11:35 in Politics

“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.”
Sarah Palin Returns To Fox News On 'Fox & Friends' (VIDEO)

Sarah Palin Returns To Fox News On 'Fox & Friends' (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 14:46:03 in Media

“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.”
Condé Nast Interns File Lawsuit Claiming They Were Paid $1 Per Hour

Condé Nast Interns File Lawsuit Claiming They Were Paid $1 Per Hour

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 16:01:12 in New York

“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

“(con't)   
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: 
“True
individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and
independence."     FDR

 

"A
hungry man is not a free man.”   Adlai E.
Stevenson
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”
Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 15:34:06 in Politics

“She was shot in the head! I would say that has at least the same influence on gun laws as going to Wall Mart and buying a gun. Are you serious?”

ladyrainfb on Jun 14, 2013 at 16:39:20

“Yes”
Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 15:15:06 in Politics

“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.”
Condé Nast Interns File Lawsuit Claiming They Were Paid $1 Per Hour

Condé Nast Interns File Lawsuit Claiming They Were Paid $1 Per Hour

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 15:04:55 in New York

“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.”
Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 14:32:05 in Politics

“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.”
Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords Op-Ed On Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 14:28:52 in Politics

“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.”
Evelyn Kozak Dead: World's Oldest Jewish Person Dies At 113 (VIDEO)

Evelyn Kozak Dead: World's Oldest Jewish Person Dies At 113 (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 14, 2013 at 14:13:43 in Religion

“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???”
Gloria Mackenzie, Lottery Jackpot Winner, Thankful To Mindy Crandell, Woman Who Let Her Cut In Line

Gloria Mackenzie, Lottery Jackpot Winner, Thankful To Mindy Crandell, Woman Who Let Her Cut In Line

Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 15:26:58 in Business

“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.”
Chelsey Ramer, 17, Fined $1,000 After Wearing Eagle Feather At High School Graduation

Chelsey Ramer, 17, Fined $1,000 After Wearing Eagle Feather At High School Graduation

Commented Jun 4, 2013 at 08:44:30 in Religion

“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.”
Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, Boston Bombing Suspect's Mom, Says Her Son Is Doing 'Fine'

Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, Boston Bombing Suspect's Mom, Says Her Son Is Doing 'Fine'

Commented May 29, 2013 at 07:47:39 in Crime

“Nice grammar. Obviously English is your second language. Is Martian your native language?”
Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

Ingrid Loyau-Kennett, Scout Leader, Reasoned With London Attackers

Commented May 23, 2013 at 11:45:08 in World

“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.”
Chris Christie Reelection Backed Increasingly By Democrats

Chris Christie Reelection Backed Increasingly By Democrats

Commented May 22, 2013 at 17:06:19 in Politics

“Well, at least he didn't cry when another state needed federal assistance, then cried again when his own state needed the same assistance.”
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