User Profile: Gertiek


Member Since: July 20, 2011

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  • April 15, 2014 at 7:57pm

    While a little over the top, just out of curiosity, why…. here so close to mother’s day… can moms not have a moment in the sun? Why can we not be given some applause without the writer adding dads? We know it is always best to have two parents, because that is the way God planned it, but as the mother of four home birthed, home schooled children I know that my work started before anyone awoke and continued well after everyone was asleep. It really is ok to give kudos to moms who ARE working hard every day. Dads who are involved on parenting often don’t get the credit they deserve, but crabbing because moms who do work hard every day actually are getting attention is kind of petty…. like “look at me! Look at me! Look at me!”

  • April 8, 2014 at 10:59am

    Is it just me that sees it, or does Landrieu look like Hillary of days gone by? Scary!

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  • April 1, 2014 at 9:53am

    Evasion and cover-up is just part of their culture. That part of the world does not understand the concept of operating in an open and honest way. Of course, neither does America any longer. They really do not think anything of changing their story to fit the immediate need. While the family is upset, and who can blame them, I think they knew they would not get the truth. I lived in that part of the world for 18 years, and it is hard to explain.

  • March 6, 2014 at 1:57pm

    I guess you guys are part of the crowd that blames the woman for being raped. Taking pictures of woman in public, regardless of how she is dressed is one thing – she is in public and apparently unconcerned. But to place your camera/phone under someone’s skirt in order to take a picture…. that jumps into a whole different territory. That is an act he, and only he should own. Why blame her for what he did? Are you going back to the old “boys will be boys” excuse? Are men so out of control that you just can’t stop your hand from grabbing your…….camera, and putting it where it shouldn’t be? Up-skirting is perverted. Period.
    I am an extremely conservative female who at the age of 19 had her car break down on my way home from work. I was abducted while walking to a gas station, brutally beaten, raped, and tossed out on to the road. When I came to, crawled to get help, and was taken to the police – I was told by them that I never should have been out walking on the side of the road at night – and I certainly should have never been wearing a red dress (gasp) and heels – just too tempting for men. I was 5 foot tall and weighed 95 lbs. I worked as the hostess at an extremely nice restaurant. I was dressed very appropriately… nothing provocative. You explain to me how I was responsible what happened. While those women may not have dressed to your requirements – the lawyer said it well, “everyone should have the expectation of privacy beneath their own clo

  • March 4, 2014 at 8:40pm

    Unfortunately, ultra sounds do not always reveal the whole picture, and can be very difficult to read. As a midwife I have had clients who were told by the ultra sound tech that they were having a boy but delivered a girl, etc. Babies who are routinely induced early because the doctor has decided the baby is too big…. end up weighing 5 or 6 labs…. or less, and clearly not ready to be born. Pregnancy… the incredible process that makes up pregnancy and the creation of life will forever remain a mystery. We are human and as sophisticated as all the machines are, we mess up. It is difficult for those who only see the pathology of things to do the one thing that is best for mom and babe…. wait and trust.

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  • March 2, 2014 at 7:52pm

    Bless your heart. Been there and understand. Sending up prayers that your are soon reunited. I love my own puppers. Any time one of them has something happen to them it breaks my heart.

  • February 23, 2014 at 1:06pm

    Exactly. I am willing to be that those objecting to her feeding her baby when hungry would be the first to whine and complain because the baby got hungry and refused the bottle and was crying. My babies got harder to console the longer they were allowed to cry, and the idea of getting hungry enough to take a bottle is ludicrous. Most people who have never experienced breast vs bottle don’t understand that breastfeed babies really do refuse a bottle. Supplementing with a bottle if the baby cooperates diminishes milk supply. The breast is also more than a source of food, it is also comfort. Better a happy baby than a screaming baby. Most women are very careful. They don’t “whip them out”. Or “flop them out”.

  • February 23, 2014 at 12:55pm

    Sure thing…. and you would be ok with taking your meal to the bathroom to eat? Really hygienic, and a dumb comment.

  • February 23, 2014 at 12:42pm

    So, attempting to feed a baby a bottle it will NOT take or keep it covered up and causing problems….. thus resulting in a truly upset and screaming infant is a better alternative to just feeding the baby and being done with it? I flew often with infants… all four of my children at one time or another, and fed them without a bottle and without a cover, and never had a moments problem from anyone around me. Sometimes they knew what I was doing, sometimes they had no idea. If you have never dealt with a hungry infant who absolutely refuses a bottle, you really have no concept of what it is like. It is our own concept of boobs that makes it a problem. Women who breastfeed in public don’t disrobe. They don’t take off their top. I could put my baby to the breast sitting on a bench in the mall, and have someone stop to look at the baby and suddenly realize I was feeding him/her. She is feeding her baby. It isn’t sexual or offensive and if that is how you see it, you really need to get a grip on reality.

  • February 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

    In Alabama, a baby born in the hospital is a ward of the state until released to the parents by a pediatrician. In other words, if you have a simple birth, and are doing well and want to take the baby and go home… you are not allowed. You can leave, but the baby has to stay. If you were to walk out with the baby you would be arrested. That is just one of the reasons I and many more people are choosing to have their baby at home. The baby is the state’s at birth.

  • February 5, 2014 at 8:28am

    As someone who spent 15 years as a Paramedic, this has huge potential in EMS. Unfortunately, the people who write the protocols are not people who have actual experience working on the street, They sit at their desks and write protocols for a world that doesn’t exist. I was taught three ways of being a medic – the school/book way, the National Registry way (the standardized national test you need to pass to be licensed), and the real world way. Hopefully, if this makes it to the market it won’t take them 15 years to approve it to be carried on an ambulance and used by EMS personnel.

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:49pm

    He was great.

  • January 30, 2014 at 7:45pm

    Whatever…. you sound like an ass-hat. So, how well would your state do without all of your equipment and resources in place? How well would you handle it if your experience with driving on ice covered with snow was about once every 10-15 years? We deal with hurricanes in our area regularly, and 100+ temps, and I would love for you to bring your Yankee ass down here so I could listen to you whine. Saying nasty things about people because they have no experience with certain kinds of weather is actually typical of those who live above the M/D line. In my best southern accent I just want to say, “Bless your heart”…. and that is NOT a nice southern blessing.

  • January 29, 2014 at 5:15pm

    Bwa ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • January 29, 2014 at 12:29pm

    Yankees tend to be rather arrogant. I would also say that it’s more like every ten to fifteen years. As a very proud southern woman, I will just say, “Bless their heart”….. and that is NOT a kind expression as I used it. I wish all the stinking libs who moved here from above the M\D line would go back to where they came from. Might even be willing to drive them.

  • January 15, 2014 at 2:12pm

    The whole thing is ridiculous. The mom being upset about her child being “discriminated against” – and the goof ball who was so upset about squeaky shoes. The concept of discrimination is WAY out of hand. Panera is a bit high priced, but they really do a lot to contribute to hunger in our area…. from giving the breads, etc. left over at the end of the day to fund raising specifically for hunger. If the shoes were squeaking too much, asking the mom if they could be quieted for a bit – or the mom could have held her. Learning to respect others in a place like that is important. At the same time, a little patience with a two year old might be in order. We cannot expect every place of business to never mess up – people are human, and it will just happen. But apologizing is exactly what should – and did happen. Enough. Case closed.

  • January 14, 2014 at 1:20pm

    My son-in-law is black. They have 3 children. One from her previous marriage, and two together. Let’s just say it wasn’t our side of the family that freaked. There is “cosmetic” acceptance on his family’s side, but in reality, they would be happy to see her go. We love him, unconditionally. Have loved him from the beginning. Our grandchildren are wonderful and precious beyond measure. His family claims to be a “strong Christian” family… as is ours. They do more talking than doing. They also, all except him, are all feeding off of the government tit – every possible benefit they can squeeze out. Everyone is “disabled”. Probably around 8 people all together. My daughter and her husband both work full time. He is made fun of because he considers work important – because he wants to be the one who supports his family. She works from home. He drives 45 miles to work every day. The hate that has been sent our direction is mind boggling. We tried for the first few years they were married to pull us all together as a family… heck we are still close with our daughter’s ex-husband and in-laws! But they would have none of our “whiteness”. As a southerner it is very apparent to me that it isn’t equality that is desired – it is more than equal – it is truly a situation where they want things tipped way the other direction – so we suffer in payment for the many generations past actions. Personally, I am sick of it. This sweet lady and her family need

  • January 8, 2014 at 11:37am

    Bless your heart! One of the reasons there are so many abortions is that because they are so easy to have, it almost gives permission to have sex without responsibility. I mean, if you can have an abortion should you get pregnant, it doesn’t matter anyway. If people had to be responsible for the results of their own actions, they might act differently. It was one of the biggest factors that figured in to whether or not to have sex before it was legal. You were not only shamed by being pregnant young and single, but you knew you had to take responsibility for that child – or give that child to someone who wanted a baby. We have made it too easy to be irresponsible – both in regards to the subject at hand, and in regard to being dependent on the government for everything else. Self responsibility is not taught by giving people ways to avoid it.

  • December 28, 2013 at 9:43pm

    as a member of our local fire/ems volunteers, I commend him for his actions. the shame should be on those unavailable when needed. whoever the chief/ems director is should have better organization. we always know who is on call for medical calls. in our little town, it is the ones absent when needed who would have gotten in trouble. the needs of the patient are paramount, and as a volunteer had he not acted, he could have been charged with abandonment.

  • December 28, 2013 at 11:43am

    you are really weird. not a bieber fan myself, but good grief. that comment seriously trivializes the illegal immigration problem.