User Profile: AxelPhantom


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  • October 30, 2014 at 11:10am

    I have done both. Had my first at 20 and my last at 35.

    The stresses are different. In my 20′s pregnancy and delivery was a breeze. We didn’t have a lot of money, but it forced me to get creative when making ends meet.

    We learned to do a lot of things for ourselves like fixing cars, framing and detail carpentry, how to put up vinyl siding, remodel a kitchen, reupholstering, growing a garden large enough to feed you through the winter, sewing, getting stains out of the clothing from the free box at garage sales, repairing appliances….all of those skills and do for yourself attitudes were passed down to our older children who have made the most of it with their young families.

    We have more money now and are comfortable enough but the stress is different. Now I worry that despite living on a farm, where chores are part of life, my younger two will not realize the value of hard work like their siblings. We say “no” often and make them work for what they want, but it is different, the struggle is not real, and the kids know it.

  • October 30, 2014 at 10:48am

    I had always wanted seven children. We had five, three and then a seven year break then two.

    Happiness? What makes people happy these days? Usually it is getting a promotion that furthers your career or that great new car or home, big screen television, a $200 handbag….if that is how your happiness is defined then do not have ANY children. You will indeed be much happier.

    We struggled for many years to make ends meet, second hand toys, clothes, shoes (for all of us). We ate our meals at home and any vacation involved sleeping in a tent somewhere, but you know what? Life was good. It taught my oldest three how to make something out of nothing and to appreciate hard work and the value of a dollar.

    The greatest happiness I have found is when I look at my oldest three (now grown) and see the great people of honor my oldest three have become. They are people I am happy to have sharing my life.

    On holidays, my husband and I are surrounded by the most wonderful chaos; grown children, growing children, spouses and grand babies everywhere. It is the most wonderful, crazy, joy I have known.

    Do more children make you more happy? Depends on how you measure happy…..

  • [11] October 25, 2014 at 5:08pm

    Having experienced the warm fuzzies imparted upon us unwashed masses by the TSA airport workers, I can sympathize with her. Three hours is a bit much. Either she has a fever or she doesn’t. Body temperature is about objective a measurement as it can get.
    Was there no “protocol” with set steps spelled out for these workers ( let’s face it, they are hardly rocket scientists) should they encounter someone with a fever?
    Forehead scanners are inaccurate and unreliable. Even the ear scanners often will give you three different readings .5 degrees apart. Makes me wonder how long it will be until they let a false negative through.
    Find the incoming health personnel a nice private Caribbean island with a hotel and fly the charter jets there for a three week vacation. Monitor everyone three times a day etc…..You keep the country safe and you can and give the heroes who are risking their lives for others a well deserved vacation at the same time..

  • [1] October 25, 2014 at 9:31am

    She gets stop and another doctor coming home from treating patients in Africa is sent on his merry way. Of course he is a clinical assistant professor at Stanford and she is not. I thought this quarantine was mandatory rather than selective.

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  • [2] October 24, 2014 at 4:23pm

    Worse. They probably didn’t need to be taught a thing, they have grown up marinating in it.

  • [9] October 24, 2014 at 4:16pm

    One word for the original comes to mind : VULGAR.

  • [10] October 22, 2014 at 8:44am

    The people I worry more about is the receptionists, the orderly, first responders, the phlebotomists, the techs, the people in the waiting room….basically the people with little training, protection or knowledge of infectious diseases. Think about how many people you contact in a hospital or Dr’s office before you even catch sight of a doctor or nurse.

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  • October 21, 2014 at 3:13pm


    A better question is why do you need permission from the Government to marry?

  • October 21, 2014 at 3:07pm

    Take government out of marriage, change the tax code.

    Then churches can “marry” whomever they please —or not,

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  • [6] October 21, 2014 at 10:41am

    It’s the collective mindset.

    Who is America but a bunch of individuals trying to live their lives as they believe?

    When we stop acting, thinking and living as individuals and start accepting the pre-contrived boxes made up by a bunch of politicians, “America” is dead.

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  • [13] October 21, 2014 at 10:28am

    Hillary admitted to being a progressive, but she felt it necessary to expound… “Early 20th Century Progressive”…….which means Fabian Socialism and Communism.

  • [2] October 20, 2014 at 2:45pm

    …and now for the REST of the story.
    Political lobby groups are having “ballot parties” where people gather, give their unused ballots to a political operative who then marks them and casts the vote for them.
    One citizen one vote?

  • [6] October 19, 2014 at 10:35pm

    When I was recently visiting my daughter she left the porch light on one night in protest for Mexico holding Sgt. Tamoorissi. She said there was a lot of wondering amongst the military families if this was legitimate or whether it was something invented to identify the military households for the terrorists mentioned in this threat letter.

    We slept that night with guns in easy reach……..

  • [5] October 19, 2014 at 11:25am

    “…..The exercise will involve eight scheduled events and/or webinars which will discuss questions surrounding continuity of operations for essential services, transportation impacts, disruption in communications and internet connectivity, disruptions to power sources and other related possible damages to the normal function of societal life.”

    They are assuming a severe flu outbreak similar to the Spanish Flu.

    Several posters here thought Sargeking was crazy when he suggested similar disruptions and consequences if control is lost last week. FEMA apparently thinks it is not so far fetched, or do they know something else we don’t?

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 1:32pm

    So those of you who are giving me a negative, please do tell why? I am Roman Catholic and some of what went on in the name of God and Church was so very wrong. I recognize that. I also recognize that those were very different times. But it did happen and it was wrong.

    How is it that Protestants cannot look with truth at the things that were done in their religion’s name and likewise admit that the faith of the layman in God was hijacked for political purposes by errant leaders, not so differently than the Catholics?

    If you wish to cast stones at the Catholic Church for falling away from the teachings of Christ then at least do so with honesty upon your own sect’s misdeeds.

  • [-3] October 18, 2014 at 12:46pm

    Michael, what branch of Christianity persecuted, pursued and murdered the Mormons in the United States because they believed them to be apostates?
    In our country’s history in the name of God who burned people at the stake, or on crosses, hung them from trees or suffocated them by placing stones upon their chests, in many cases because they got in the way politically? Is that not oppression?
    Every religion has its dark history, most thankfully mature and realize the error of their ways, some are slower to come around than others.
    (p.s. I am not LDS, nor am I a witch, nor am I black)

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  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 2:28am

    I am hoping people will get beyond assigning blame, I think it is pretty obvious at this point that the whole thing is a cluster f- and like you say it doesn’t matter whether this was planned or not. It just is. Like every other time, I fully expect nothing to be done and no responsibility for any of it to be taken.

    We need to be looking beyond the fray and discussing, watching and questioning the effects of what is being done to “protect” us.
    Today, with Obama’s appointment of an Ebola Czar government expanded, a whole new division has been created. What powers will/could be ultimately be ceded to him?

    Obama’s political hack now has a modicum of control over the direction of the CDC, DHS (including TSA, ICE), HHS, Department of Defense among others. How does that change the rules of the game?

  • [1] October 18, 2014 at 1:53am

    So a bit like if you are thought to be insane and institutionalized for the public protection until you are evaluated and released?

    …or having your guns impounded because a councilor thinks you may be emotionally unstable (a danger to yourself and the public) while going through a divorce ?

    Stranger things have been twisted into justification for laws……..

  • [3] October 18, 2014 at 1:36am


    Trust me, I am not taking offence (the hubby says sometimes in writing I come across a bit harsh).

    I truly want to discuss more than who is to blame here and want to go deeper into the things that got the ball rolling and made Obama’s reign of power possible, mainly 9-11.

    The fear, panic, disbelief and helplessness changed us as a country and I for one do not want a repeat performance on this event, we need to stop digging the hole and that requires us to stop acting like over emotional liberals and start thinking of things beyond the obvious. How much does the Constitution, freedom and liberty mean to us? Are we ready to put our money where our mouth is?

  • October 18, 2014 at 1:24am

    I agree with you generally. What I wish to avoid is exchanging immediate safety for future liberty. It gives me heebie-jeebies anytime the government decides that a citizen should be detained against their will when their only proven crime is seeking medical help. It is kind of along the lines of a person going through a divorce having to give up their firearms.

    This will not be the last time someone refuses to be quarantined. How do we handle it without creating another mess where people with nothing more than the flu are being detained? If this thing spreads beyond “traveling to Africa” or “Contact with Ebola victim” the “screening” process will become crap and anyone with an intestinal flu will be suspect.

    I understand the legality of doing it once the person has a confirmed infection, but what about the 12 hours or so when the infection is questionable?

    At the point she was released she had not tested positive, only flunked the “screening” which entailed a list of symptoms and contact with a person who was not ill themselves but had treated one of those who had become ill.

    It would be nice if this whole thing would just become a non issue because it burns itself out, but these are the kinds of issues that we need to know where we stand or I fear we will lose many uniquely American things in the process.

    South x Southwest -we avoid the city then as if it had the plague (no pun intended)

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