User Profile: Gertiek


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  • [7] January 24, 2015 at 7:13pm

    His eyes are empty.

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  • January 24, 2015 at 11:50am

    Funny, I had the same thought a couple of weeks ago. I loved MAD magazine. No one was immune, and they poked at stuff but it was never (at least in my memory) vicious. To me, it often highlighted how ridiculous some of the crap that was going on was – and threw in some common sense. Not PC by any stretch of the imagination.

  • [6] January 22, 2015 at 8:07pm

    When it comes to what religion you are a part of – or what you eat for lunch – you are correct. But when it comes to taking a life, that is not up for debate. The law – as you very well know – considers intentionally planning and taking a human life to be murder. There is no difference – they are human humans who have not developed the ability to speak.

  • [5] January 22, 2015 at 7:20pm

    I’m glad to hear that someone else sees Christie like I do. I used to like his blunt approach, but alas – he is definitely a RINO.

  • [6] January 22, 2015 at 7:16pm

    You stole my comment. Well said!

  • January 22, 2015 at 7:13pm

    Oh, and speaking of mistakes – check out the headline posted under THE WIRE about King Abdullah. Good grief. My 7 year old grandchild could do better.

  • [2] January 22, 2015 at 7:10pm

    It is so true. I am glad you made that comment – sometimes I wonder if I am too worried about grammar and spelling. My mama was an English major/teacher, and proper English was hammered into our heads. It annoys the crud out of me – thank goodness I am not alone. In this day and age, there really is NO excuse for mistakes as glaring as those. Our educational system, maybe?

  • [20] January 22, 2015 at 7:00pm

    Agreed. @CrazyTravis – I was the victim of rape, with a resulting pregnancy. I could never have aborted the baby. Sadly, I miscarried at around 7 weeks. Even though the baby was the result of a violent act – in no way did that reflect on the baby. I have had 2 other miscarriages – and I grieved each one. Calling a baby a fetus is a cop out when it comes to abortion. Makes it easy to pretend that the baby – the child – doesn’t matter, and therefor easier to abort. My last pregnancy was very difficult. I had been told it was not a good idea – medical complications – and advised to abort. Not enough money in the world could persuade me. Our precious Camille is such a blessing – I cannot imagine throwing her away even though the pregnancy caused extreme pain. God has a purpose for our lives, even if that life only lasts a few days, or weeks. Each baby I lost left a legacy of love and hope in our family – and a renewed belief that we are all precious in God’s eyes…. no matter how we were conceived, or if we are physically imperfect. When you can truly trust God with even the most difficult of situations, it may not always be easy – but it is always right.

  • [4] January 22, 2015 at 6:48pm

    Actually, one chamber of the heart can be detected beating at about 22 days post-conception – or 3 weeks. The 2nd chamber is beating by week 5. But, other than that – I agree with what you said.

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  • [39] January 22, 2015 at 6:41pm

    You know there is no answer to your question. When you are spiritually dead – you are unable to see life for what it truly is.

  • [125] January 22, 2015 at 6:38pm

    Now THAT is absolutely awesome. I have been a midwife for about 35 years, and even after over 1,200 births – each one is a renewal of my spirit. even the births/labors that are long, hard, and complicated – that leave me scratching my head and asking myself – “OK, somebody remind me again why I do this!” The answer is simple. God told me to. Babies are God’s enduring promise to us and a reminder of how precious every life is. It is such an honor to be the first to touch a new life, to place my hands on their head – to feel their heart beat under my hands and to watch them take that first breath. I may leave tired, but I always leave amazed. I am now catching babies for babies I caught – into the 2nd generation. There is one family of 5 girls – and between the five of them, there are 22 children that I call “mine”. Add in two of the sisters that I caught, and that makes 24 precious souls that God gave me to care for in those first few minutes of life. I will NEVER understand how anyone can find a twisted logic that leads them to believe it is ok to end a baby’s life. Praise God for life, and all glory to Him. This story about those who are standing in the gap for the innocent lives taken every day have my gratitude and respect. Well done.

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  • [231] January 21, 2015 at 9:23pm

    I hope that poor child isn’t holding his breath. Obama could give a rat’s butt about a Christian. He hugged the woman after the hurricane, and made her a promise as well – and that was the last she heard from him. He cannot speak words of truth. he does not know how. it is just not part of the nature of such an evil man.

  • [3] January 17, 2015 at 9:10pm

    We used to sing that in Girl Scouts. I have always loved it. Taught it to my own kids. We used to sing it while in the car. Good, sweet memories.

  • [8] January 15, 2015 at 6:59pm

    It’s called: INTEGRITY.

  • [81] January 11, 2015 at 7:57pm

    I’m not. What difference does it make?

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  • [11] January 11, 2015 at 1:37pm

    When my parents passed, my brother and I had the opposite problem. We were determined that there was nothing in the estate that was worth arguing over, so we ended up doing it in a “blind draw”. While my parents were not wealthy, they did have a fair number of pieces of art they had accumulated from living in SE Asia for 33 years – including some extremely old Chinese porcelain (Tang?), and some paintings by artists and are now fairly valuable. My husband and I were recently victims of a very sneaky man who essentially stole our business from us when he “bought” the business when my husband decided it was time to retire. He literally stole our retirement from us. Not a big business by some standards, but to us, $500,000 was a fortune. We had certainly worked long and hard, and sacrificed, to be responsible for our future – and our children as well. We lived hand to mouth for many years, remained self sufficient, and never asked for a single penny from the govt., though God knows we certainly qualified. Though we won the case in federal court – recovering a penny has been fruitless. I have considered selling some of the pieces, and still may (getting old here), but it literally rips my heart out when I think of it. The greed of these people literally boggles the mind. What they haven’t figured out is – because of who they are inside – there will never be enough money to make them happy.

  • [21] January 11, 2015 at 12:19pm

    One would hope that his absence, and his clear lack of support, would be another clear sign of his affiliation. HOWEVER – those who bow to the man will find all kinds of reasons to excuse him. The reality that he is muslim, that he has made his loyalty to their goals clear does not fit their vision of him and his promise of “hope and change”. Their refusal to admit that he has given us nothing but negative results and has had only evil intentions for our nation makes them equally responsible. When I try to talk to people I know who are lefty/liberal – it is like beating your head on a wall. I am with the crew that believes that liberalism is a serious disease. I realize that I am preaching to the choir and that I am saying the same thing that has been said over and over – but it is just so true – and needs repeating.

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  • [4] January 11, 2015 at 12:03pm

    LOL. I was thinking the same thing. Good grief. How much money do they need? If they were not so worried about using the very things that made MLK such an outstanding individual for their own profit – the money they already had should have lasted them – and their heirs – more than a lifetime. Greed sure does make people ugly.

  • [11] January 10, 2015 at 8:55pm

    I swear – it makes me sick. Spoiled rotten, and acting like complete fools.

  • [27] January 10, 2015 at 8:50pm

    I’m with ya, Monk. I was a Paramedic for about 12 years, and got burnt crispy from the stress. That was years ago. I was talking to a close friend who is still “riding a bus” and told her that every once in a while I have a fleeting yen to get back into it – then I hear some of her stories or read about something that makes my hair stand up – and the yen disappears. She is working on her RN, with the plans to go to medical school to become an Osteopathic doctor. I remember treating drive-by victims when the shooter drove back by – that happened a lot. I have had to hold off large, angry corn-fed black guys with charged defibrillator paddles as they were screaming, “You white bitch better not let my mama die – or I will kill you” – the mama who had been dead at least 30 minutes before they even called 911. I have had a gun held on me by a large black man who stepped out of a closet at the scene of GSW (scene theoretically “cleared” by LE) – telling me, “I didn’t shoot him with the intention that he live” – at which point I threw all my equipment on the gurney – the cardiac monitor, the intubation equipment, yanked the IV out of his arm – grabbed my still green partner – and RAN out the door. When they crew outside that was working on the other victim asked me where my patient was, I told them he was in there with the guy with gun. Two more gunshots were heard, but by then I had shoved my driver in the back with the cot, was in the driver seat and GONE! Scary job at times.

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