User Profile: gena t

gena t

Member Since: July 21, 2011

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  • [3] January 25, 2015 at 12:58pm

    I am sure she is right. Kids are not even allowed to defend themselves. If they get involved at all in any sort of altercation, even defending themselves or a friend, or teacher, they face suspension or alternative school. I believe that is why so many teens who are bullied end up killing themselves. They can’t defend themselves nor can their friends.
    BTW – some other kid must have had a cell phone to have made this video.

  • [3] January 25, 2015 at 12:50pm

    The other kids were probably afraid if they got involved they would end up suspended on most schools’ zero tolerance. If they even defend themselves in most schools they will end up suspended.

  • January 22, 2015 at 10:07pm

    I hope this kid follows the type advice Mike Rowe offers and uses this money to get training in one of the career fields that are wide open now and pay really good money and can be learned at a trade school. Just hope he is careful about which trade school to use since many are not reputable. He sounds like a hard worker and a honest young man and obviously with the work ethic and intelligence to finish whatever trade he might find he would like to spend a lifetime doing. More power to this young man, he seems like a kid any parent or grandparent would be proud of. I would love to claim him if he is looking for an adoptive grandmother.

  • January 22, 2015 at 10:02pm

    This young man sounds very intelligent. I would hope he would use some of that money for education to get training for a job that would pay more than pizza delivery and be safer. He sounds like someone could could easily learn a trade that would provide for his family far better than pizza delivery. A new car might be nice, education for a new trade and income source sounds even better.

  • [2] January 13, 2015 at 2:00am

    I met and talked to a man, named Steve, several times after meeting him at Ft Sam Houston in 1972, right after I got out of the Army. He had been in a “vegetative state” over 20 years after being hit by shrapnel in the brain during the Korean War. He had told me that as he laid there in the VA hospital those 20+ years he would hear the nurses and doctors saying he would be better off dead and that his greatest fear was that someone would decide to “let him die.” He finally came out of it, he was much like James Brady after he had been shot in the head during the attempt to kill Pres Reagan, with aphasia. Once he regained consciousness he eventually was able to live on his own. He had his own apartment and you would see him in the area of Ft Sam on his three-wheeled bike. His story was amazing to me and was the reason when that woman in Florida was allowed to be killed by her husband I was against it, knowing she could possibly come out of it as well. God is the only Being who knows when the time is right for people to die. And He will take them at their appointed time. That is why I opposed abortion, euthanasia and the death penalty. I think that when people think they know better than God when something should happen, they are often wrong. We tend to do so much evil when we decide God just doesn’t really know what He is doing and so we need to step in and help Him.

  • [2] January 11, 2015 at 4:53pm

    He dropped their grades one letter instead of failing them because they are student ATHLETES. He was probably told he best not give them failing grades. And sanctions won”t be given out until the end of Jan. End of all football, bowl games, and the such. Crap, if they are like the majority of student ATHLETES, they are semi-literate anyhow, many end up not graduating due to not meeting their college or university’s standards, once their athletic eligibility ends anyhow They are cannon fodder for the coffers of the schools, and dumped once they won’t be bring money into the schools via their athletic abilities.

  • January 9, 2015 at 11:47pm

    I tried for hours to view the camera video. saw a lot of ads I did not give a **** about, never was able to view the video. am giving up.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 6:24pm

    I’ll admit I am not computer literate – So to get infected with this virus, did one have to click on an ad, or do you just get infected visiting the site? I did go to HuffPo to read stories that had been shared on FB and I use Weather Bug on my desk top computer, but do not click on ads on either. Can someone tell me please, is my computer likely infected? I have a supposedly good, rather expensive anti-virus program on the desk top, not so much on the lap top.

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  • January 9, 2015 at 5:01pm

    I use Firefox on my lap top and IE on my desktop computer, both have had that tab for awhile, sorta noticed it but didn’t pay that much attention. I do own two Kindles and Kindle for PC so it would not be there only for people who don’t own their products. And I bought another Kindle Fire this Christmas for a Christmas present for the grand daughters of a friend of mine. It was such a small change in their web site, don’t see why anyone would even care.

  • [20] January 3, 2015 at 1:07pm

    Didn’t make me cry but sure restored my faith in humanity. What a wonderful story about some really good people, working together and sharing and showing LOVE.

  • [4] January 3, 2015 at 1:36am

    bull ****, a boy is a boy, even if he would rather be a girl. The parents are right, he would never be a girl, even if he had had hormone treatments or if his parents had allowed him to have himself surgically mutilated. A lifetime of fake hormones would only bring a facade of being a girl, his body would realize these are not his hormones. He would be subject to illness for the rest of his life from his body rejecting hormones not meant for his MALE body. And people who get those treatments have one of the highest suicide rates in the country.

  • [1] January 1, 2015 at 7:33pm

    He gave them black eyes so they would look like a racoons eyes look. For a good long while. They would show to the world they had been beaten up.

  • December 30, 2014 at 2:23pm

    I would imagine the reason most people were afraid to intervene, and bless the young man who finally did, was fear of lawsuits or fear of getting in trouble should the child be injured, possibly facing injury to a child charges. In this day and age many people are afraid to step in to help others out of fear of getting into more trouble than the person they were trying to stop.

  • [2] December 30, 2014 at 1:59pm

    I remember as a kid in the early 60s, our Episcopal Church fundraisers were cocktail parties and our priest joking once about how Episcopalians were said to be also known as Whiskeypalians, and that whenever you would find three or fourth Episcopalians you would find a fifth. And the very first time I ever got drunk was at a city wide Episcopalian youth group meeting, starting at the youth group leader’s home where he provided several cases of beer.
    I had joined the Army in 1967, when I returned to San Antonio in 1972, I rejoined my church, but it had changed even more for the worse so I ended up joining a nondenominational evangelical church, where there might not have been the hard partying, but there was the real Word of God taught in the church. I have never looked back with regret on leaving the Episcopal Church.

  • December 30, 2014 at 1:48pm

    That is a ridiculous remark. She would not have had those problems had she not driven at twice the legal alcohol level, hit and injured a man and then left the scene while he was still alive, perhaps while he might have been saved, leading to his dying. The fact she was female and a Bishop were extraneous. Any other church official, male or female would have been held to the same standard. And it looks like the first time she was arrested, DWI and with pot in her car she was given deference due to her status. All of which makes you remarks even more ludicrous.

  • [1] December 30, 2014 at 1:43pm

    The Episcopal Church making women like her bishops is one of the reasons that my family and many other families I know were Episcopalian at one time, leave the Episcopal Church. The Episcopal denomination has become little more than a social justice forum, not a Christian denomination. I had not only been raised, baptized, and confirmed in the Episcopal Church, I had for many years been a Sunday school teacher. But it just got to the point where they were not only no longer following Jesus’ teachings, but in many ways violating them. We just had to move on.

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  • December 17, 2014 at 2:55pm

    The idea that this bothered her that much really saddens me the more I think of it. How selfish that woman must be. How bitter and alienated from the majority of people in this nation. Really a sad, sad situation they have dragged this country into.

  • December 17, 2014 at 2:52pm

    If she went shopping at Target, dressed like that, and wonders why people did not realize she was the “first lady” of the nation, then she might check out the way the previous First Ladies dressed and acted when they went out in public.
    And to find it racist that someone asked to help them – horrors!!! How could anyone think anyone in that administration would not take offense on being asked to help any of us commoners? To help someone reach something they cannot reach on their own is just considered common decency to most people – and certainly not a racist put-down. You have to presume if she found it racist that it was a white person who asked her to help them, and presumably the idea of helping a white person in that situation really irked her. I’m old and no longer can stand up straight too well, due to an old injury suffered 40+ years ago in the Army. I ask people for help often when I need to get things off the top shelves. And I ask anyone around who looks tall enough and healthy enough to reach it for me without inconveniencing themselves, regardless of that person’s color or sex. Guess I need to be more careful so if I ask a black person they don’t think I’m being racist. I can’t believe this crap.

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  • [62] December 13, 2014 at 2:42am

    Thank you for letting us all know that the people were found. I could tell from the uniforms that they were marines. Noted someone had written that they could not have been in Vietnam since they were not holding M-16s. The M-16s were barely introduced by 1965, if at all, were more coming into use around 1967-68. Anyhow, glad that Ms Bryson, who found the photo, was decent enough to realize that was important to someone and to make the effort to find the rightful owners. And glad to find out all three men survived.

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  • December 9, 2014 at 6:39pm

    In Texas the prisoners at the various State pens get rosaries, claiming for religious purposes. They use the different colors of the plastic rosaries given out to be able to differentiate which specific gang a person belongs to and what rank the gang member holds in that gang. And when they get out of prison they continue using those rosaries so that they can tell who their “friends” are and who might be in another gang. If the rosary shown was the one the boy had been wearing, it is nothing like those used by the gang members. Believe me you see them all the time in the small W Texas town I live in, and you just try to avoid those wearing them. And there are very, very many teens who belong to those gangs, even kids as young as this boy. It is not a cut and dry issue or an anti-religion issue. It is a valid concern in parts of Texas and I presume elsewhere.

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