User Profile: Brooke Lorren

Brooke Lorren

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • [11] October 14, 2014 at 11:38pm

    No common sense. Yes, there are rules, but sometimes it doesn’t make sense to be rigid about them. I work in customer service. I have guidelines that I’m supposed to follow. Sometimes it just makes sense to be a little flexible for one reason or another. At my company though, at least I am allowed to use a little common sense without getting in trouble.

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  • [3] October 11, 2014 at 8:29am

    Meanwhile, some people pray every month to see a plus appear on those little tests…

  • [8] October 6, 2014 at 4:13pm

    I don’t think that it’s racist. There’s nothing wrong with biracial kids (mine are), but a parent generally chooses the race of their child (based on who they’re having a baby with). This allows them to look like their parents.

    If I wanted to go to a sperm bank to have another child for some reason, I would not want to pick out a white parent… not that I have a problem with white people or anything, but I would want them to look like their brothers and sisters, at least a little.

  • [33] September 23, 2014 at 2:26pm

    I can be picky on some things. I don’t like tomatoes, or pickles, or ketchup. If I go some place like Burger King, they will make it the way I like it… so I will go to their restaurants.

    Along the same lines though, if I go some place where there is a dish with items that I don’t like on it (and it is not one of those places that make it for you) then I just eat something else. Amazing! If there’s nothing I like, I just don’t eat there. Not hard to do.

  • September 7, 2014 at 11:43pm

    This is a professional web site, not an individual’s blog. They could at least get an editor to look over these things. I’ve read many blogs run by one person that has better copy editing than this place.

  • September 4, 2014 at 12:26pm

    There are plenty of people who will give you a free Bible if you don’t have one. They also sell them for $1 at the dollar store. You can also read it for free online (at BibleGateway in many languages, or with free iPod/Droid apps in many languages).

    So for English speakers at least, the Bible is easily accessible to anybody that wants to read it. There’s nothing wrong with a bookseller actually trying to stay in business by selling Bibles though. Most of the more expensive Bibles are the ones with lots of notes, leather covers, etc. that go beyond the basics.

    If you just want to read God’s word, that is free/low cost, at least for many people. If you live in China or the Middle East, that’s another story… in areas where God’s word is still being translated, I’m pretty sure that the missionaries want to get the word out to the people in as low cost a manner as possible… that’s the entire point of going to a foreign country as a missionary.

  • [2] September 4, 2014 at 12:17pm

    Clever girl

  • [36] August 28, 2014 at 8:23pm

    My kids were “selectively vaccinated”. We avoided getting vaccines for illnesses that people don’t normally die of, like chicken pox. We didn’t get any vaccines that were developed using aborted fetal tissue, either.

    Turns out that the last time my daughter got a booster shot, she broke out on her arm. Since I am not sure which vaccine was the cause of her allergic reaction, she’s done. She’s 12, so she had the major deadly ones anyway.

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  • [1] August 28, 2014 at 8:33am

    True.

    Because nobody can access WattPad from a laptop :rolls eyes.

    That being said… WattPad is not an erotica site… it just has some erotica on it. Good for the parent though, for being vigilant.

  • [7] August 22, 2014 at 1:26pm

    You’re right. Correlation does not mean causation. More than likely, people who share certain character traits are probably more likely to read this type of book.

    This book isn’t exactly aimed towards Christians who seek God with all their heart, and try to follow the moral principals outlined in the Bible. Those people are more likely to have one partner than many, are less likely to binge drink, and are more likely to seek out others who follow the moral principals outlined in the Bible, and are therefore less likely to be with people who abuse them.

    That being said, it’s likely that if you did a study where you took a group of people who shared certain morally beneficial traits, such as daily Bible reading and weekly church attendance, and you had them read books like these for an extended period of time (not just once), it may influence their behavior. We tend to be what we “eat” in a way. This study was not conducted in that manner though.

  • [20] June 15, 2014 at 1:29pm

    That’s not always the case. There are many reasons to work in fast food.

    1) They might be unskilled. This is not a sign of unintelligence; they could be high school/college students.

    2) They might be in between good jobs, just holding down something that’s easy to quit at the drop of a hat while they apply for better jobs.

    3) They might be a stay at home mom supplementing the family’s income for a while. Again, easy to quit job. Also, this job might offer hours that work well with their child’s school schedule or evenings while the dad is home so they don’t have to put their kids in day care.

    4) They could be elderly/retired and just want something to do while bringing in a little cash.

    I’ve been in situations 1 and 3 before, not for just fast food, but low paying jobs in particular. That doesn’t mean that I’m unintelligent. I’m a college graduate from a highly ranked university, former naval officer, and small business owner. My priorities are with my family and with homeschooling, not with making money… and I don’t consider jobs to be below me if they need to be done.

    You never really know who is working behind the counter at your local fast food restaurant. There’s no reason to judge everyone with a broad brush like that, because while you may be right in many cases, you would be wrong in many others.

  • [3] June 6, 2014 at 12:09pm

    Due to having to work more than I wanted in the past school year, my kids haven’t had as much “formal” class time as I would have liked in our homeschool. However, looking back on what we have done so far, I’m amazed at what we accomplished. I realized that it wasn’t just the “class” time though. We’re always asking our kids “what do you think about” “is that a good idea” etc.? They’re always asking us “how does this work?” or asking other questions if they’re curious. They’ve learned how to find stuff out on their own.

    The results after this year: my 12 year old is always reading and is doing pre-algebra with me, my 7 year old (who, due to his late birthday, would be in 1st grade in public school) is learning multiplication and reads short books independently, and they’re often (especially my 12 year old) beating adults when we play More On Trivia at home, or are answering questions that are asked to adults that try to show how stupid Americans are.

  • June 4, 2014 at 8:37pm

    Not necessarily. I scored second in our regional spelling bee when I was a kid (first place went to DC)… so I guess you could say that I was pretty good at spelling at that point. I ended up scoring in the 99th percentile in the math section of the SAT (I got either a 760 or a 740 when it was on the 800 scale, I don’t remember which). So you can be good at both.

  • May 23, 2014 at 6:35pm

    I saw a cross in the sky the other day… I guess a kid could be written up for that as well. Glad I homeschool.

  • [10] May 9, 2014 at 12:09am

    That, and with the reduced population, there was more food available. Prior to the black death, there were limited food resources, and they were planting food in every available spot they could find. Fewer mouths to feed means fewer people hungry and/or malnourished. Well-nourished people are healthier in general.

    But having an immune system that could conquer that illness probably helped.

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  • May 6, 2014 at 4:04am

    I know a guy who was given quite a lenient sentence after he turned his life around (although it wasn’t quite this situation, because they didn’t forget about him). He was the leader of a major biker gang, and who knows how many crimes he actually committed. He was eventually caught and went to jail… could have spent decades in prison. While in jail, he ended up giving his life to the Lord. His transformation was so remarkable that by the time he was initially arrested and he was sentenced by the judge, he was basically let go. It’s been decades since, and he’s been a productive member of society and is a preacher. Sometimes mercy is the right course of action.

  • May 6, 2014 at 3:59am

    Totally different situation. In this case, he committed a crime once, and then turned his life around. In the case of the illegal immigrant, he committed a crime while crossing the border, yes, but his crime was ongoing.

    If I was in possession of child pornography, I continue to disobey the law as long as I am in possession of the illegal material. If I get rid of it, I have committed a crime in the past, but no longer am committing the crime.

    Illegal aliens are continuing to disobey the law every day they are here. This guy disobeyed the law on one occasion, but started to obey the law afterwards.

  • May 4, 2014 at 3:54am

    Exactly. Why did I bother to go to college, learn to work hard, and gain skills, if the result is earning exactly the same as someone who didn’t graduate from high school and barely can say “do you want fries with that?” Intelligently?

    Once Seattle’s minimum wage goes into effect, I’ll be making less than minimum wage. The only time I made more than their new minimum wage was when I was in the military.

  • [1] April 27, 2014 at 12:30pm

    That’s a good idea too. I never really thought to scan for weapons. I always try to pay attention to who’s around me, especially if I’m by myself at night (like going back to my car from a grocery store). After spending three years teaching anti-terrorism classes, I also tend to pay close attention to anybody exhibiting suspicious characters of that nature. I’ve reported both unattended luggage at the airport and people taking pictures at military base entrances before.

  • April 26, 2014 at 8:33am

    Don’t generally write in my Bible… that doesn’t mean that I don’t read it though. I make all my notes in notebooks… of which I have several of.

    If you read the Bible though, you would know that in the end, the United States is not there (unless it’s the eagle that gets its wings torn off, but I think that it refers to some other country). If you read the Bible, then you would know that things are going to get very bad for Christians for a while. Fortunately, we win in the end (eternity), but between now and then, it’s going to get very rough.

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