User Profile: Brooke Lorren

Brooke Lorren

Member Since: September 01, 2010

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  • [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.

  • [4] April 24, 2014 at 11:57am

    The difference today being that they don’t have to be slaves, any more than anybody else does in this country (considering taxes and the ridiculous regulations that we have to put up with).

    I speak this from the perspective of someone married to a black person who just got his law degree last year, who helped start a business, and informs other people about things like… the history of the Democratic party and why they were always the party going around lynching black people and the like. Not all black people are lackeys for the progressives that are trying to reenslave them, along with the rest of society.

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  • April 12, 2014 at 3:09am

    So you’re saying that slamming on the brakes as hard as you can in order to avoid running a red light is safer than running a red light a millisecond after the light turns red, before the traffic lights going the other way turns green?

    You can be behind me the next time I have to slam on my brakes to avoid running a red light camera. Hope you have insurance. ;-)

  • April 8, 2014 at 11:49am

    I gave my daughter the same quiz. Couldn’t identify Joe Biden or John Kerry, but she did recognize Putin as being a bad guy from Russia… once I gave her his first name, she knew his last name. She didn’t know who Katy Perry was either (gave her a high five for not knowing that person of relative insignificance). To be fair, she is 11, not in her 20s like these people.

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  • [1] April 6, 2014 at 12:42pm

    I think that what’s coming will make the Great Depression seem like a dream. At least back then, people knew how to garden, sew, and repair things. Most people are helpless today when it comes to reusing things and making things last when they need repair.

  • April 5, 2014 at 12:14pm

    Yep. World War III, on the other hand, probably began a few weeks ago. We just don’t recognize it yet.

  • April 3, 2014 at 7:36pm

    Still wrong. Suppose they were on their way to work, stopping them makes them late, and they lose their job? $100 won’t cover their losses.

  • April 2, 2014 at 3:40pm

    I remember when my daughter was born. For some reason, the medicine that they gives me makes my blood pressure fall… a lot. While they were focusing on my daughter, my blood pressure was very low, and I thought that I was going to die. I remember thinking to myself “at least my daughter will live” and I was happy about that. Obviously, they did end up stabilizing my blood pressure, but I’m sure that Ms. Joice felt similarly about her choice as I did in that one moment.

  • April 2, 2014 at 2:02am

    The 21 foot rule must be why cops arrest people for buying bottled water (http://rare.us/story/college-student-terrorized-by-police-now-suing-for-40-million/). Or why they give people a DUI for sleeping in an inoperable vehicle. Or why the threatened to arrest my mom after getting gas when the gas station’s card reader at the pump didn’t work (unbeknownst to her, she put the card in and it didn’t take her money).

  • April 2, 2014 at 1:08am

    I was going to reply to that too. If the star hadn’t been served with the 666, I wouldn’t have thought anything of it. But the star next to the 666 is obviously meant to be the pentagram. I would have probably sent both drinks back and would have asked for something without the pagan symbolism.

  • April 1, 2014 at 12:53am

    What web site have you been reading? People have been complaining about spelling and grammar since the beginning.

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