User Profile: JediKnight


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  • February 27, 2015 at 3:35pm

    Not sure where Las Angeles, California is. I live near Los Angeles, so maybe it’s somehow related to that city.

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  • [8] February 27, 2015 at 12:00pm

    This is why I hate the ER. Based on acuity? BS.

    I took my 3 (may have been 4) year old to the ER a few years back because he had spiked a 101 or 102 fever and we couldn’t get him in to the doctor for several hours. Gave him tylenol, took him to the ER. What did they do? They took his temperature and then left us in the ER. He was listless and in obvious pain. I finally walked out after 45 mins and went to his doctors office where he was treated. As I was walking out, they told him I couldn’t leave without checking out. Apparently having the triage nurse take his temp was the equivalent of “checking in”. I called into the back, they said I could go, so I walked out.

    Then they sent me a bill for $75! To have his temperature checked! We challenged it all the way up to the State and everyone said it was a legal charge. This was before the ACA passed! Tell me again how healthcare isn’t completely regulated in this country to the point that no one does anything because it’s legal!

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  • [5] February 25, 2015 at 7:37pm

    Besides Ted Cruz ;)

  • [5] February 25, 2015 at 7:37pm

    And then Boehner will cave by bringing that legislation to a vote in the House. Conservatives will vote no, the RINOs and Dems will vote yes, thereby passing it and getting the Presidents signature.

    What good did it do us to get a Republican majority in the House and the SENATE if they’re only going to do what Obama wants anyway?

  • [4] February 25, 2015 at 7:35pm

    Pretty sure we’re waiting for a 2/3 majority in the Senate, which Republicans (and conservatives to a much lesser extent) don’t have. Without that, there won’t be a conviction.

    Thank the Democrats in the Senate that do not care about the rule of law. They only care about letting their President do whatever he wants, even if it really means that they will have less power in the future.

  • [9] February 23, 2015 at 12:27pm

    I think what you mean is that she’ll stop selling flowers, at least publicly, for weddings.

    You may think she’s losing, but by standing with God, she’s winning. These services will just start going underground. Publicly, florists with strong Christian beliefs will stop doing wedding arrangements. Privately, it’ll be like reading the Bible behind the iron curtain: only those closest to the florist will know about it and be able to get it done.

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  • [10] February 23, 2015 at 12:25pm

    No. It’s not hypocritical at all. Just because she recognizes him as a human being does not mean she needs to recognize his “marriage” or be a part of it in any way. By asking her to make the floral arrangements, he was asking her to take part in a ceremony that she believes is sinful.

    By supplying him with flowers for other occasions, she’s also loving her neighbor as she loves herself.

    Just because we (Christians) don’t recognize same-sex marriage and won’t participate in it in any way does not make us hypocritical for having homosexual friends and being loving neighbors in other ways.

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  • February 19, 2015 at 6:03pm

    How do you know he’s not? He gives plenty of money to new companies with excellent products and great business models (just watch Shark Tank). That’s the kind of thing he’s worried that will come to an end. The mountain of regulations will be so huge that those small companies won’t even make it to the startup phase anymore.

  • February 19, 2015 at 6:00pm

    From the linked article “None of the kids’ parents RSVP’d”

    His mom kept his hopes up instead of keeping his hopes low. When my sons cousins didn’t even rsvp, we kept telling him he’d be able to play any game he wanted (he loves to play Wii). The day of the party we heard that one cousin was coming. He was still excited just to play Wii. He played with his brother and one cousin and had a wonderful day.

  • February 19, 2015 at 5:57pm

    There was a girl in my son’s kindergarten class that had this happen. She wasn’t special needs, but she invited everyone in her class to her birthday party. We were not able to attend due to other engagements. I knew of another family that also wasn’t able to attend. Turned out that nobody went and the little girl brought their goodie bags to school the following monday. I felt really bad for her too, but there was nothing much we could do about it.

    I think the lesson learned there is to give an RSVP by date and stick with it. If no one RSVP’s by that date, assume no one is coming. I’m assuming that people do still RSVP and that it isn’t just a formality. If we miss the RSVP date, we call ahead to see if it’s still ok to show up. We don’t show without RSVP’ing though.

  • [2] February 19, 2015 at 5:51pm

    It’s really none of your business. This attitude, along with most of the commenters, that the other parents should’ve gone or should justify why they didn’t show or any other thing is kind of disgusting, imo.

    Yep, 16 other kids didn’t show for one reason or another. Does that mean they all hate this kid? Not likely. There’s probably at least a few that couldn’t make it for one reason or another. There’s probably a few more that didn’t want to go. And yeah, maybe there’s a few that don’t like the kid.

    Maybe the parents should stick to giving invites to just his friends and not inviting the entire class. Stick to giving invites to just his friends, the ones who you keep in touch with, the ones who you know what’s going on with, and you’ll be far less disappointed when they can’t come because you’ll know why they couldn’t come. Expecting all the other kids to come “just because”, is a recipe for disaster.

  • [1] February 19, 2015 at 5:47pm

    One of our kids teachers tried to tell the kids that they need to invite everyone if they’re going to invite anyone. I told my son “That’s nice”. We also stick with only inviting his friends.

    I’m not going to invite 30 kids over for cake and ice cream. We also don’t do the “goodie bags”. We did them once and I realized how much work it really is for a “modern party”. Now it’s just cake, ice cream, and pizza (or sandwiches or some other food).

  • February 19, 2015 at 5:45pm

    The only time we ever prevent our children from going after we’ve rsvp’ed is if they start acting up. If they can’t be good at home, they can’t go to a party. I always tell them “I will call your friend and tell them you can’t make it after all”.

    So far, we haven’t had to do that.

    There are plenty of times that we can’t go though. We either rsvp that we can’t make it or we simply don’t call (which is as good as telling them we can’t make it imo).

  • February 19, 2015 at 5:42pm

    LOL. Some schools, like ours, will say no home baked goods. They don’t enforce it. Honestly, if one of the kids can’t have nuts, I expect their parents to make sure they teach the kid that he/she can’t have nuts and why they can’t have nuts.

    Teach them young how to take care of themselves and they’ll do it. You can’t be around them all the time, so make sure they know what to do when you’re not there.

  • [12] February 19, 2015 at 2:58pm

    @Think: You’re still missing it though:

    ““Maybe it’s the ever-present religious bias: Christians are commanded to respect and honor their parents, full stop. But are all parents worthy of honor or respect? Of course not. ””

    The commandment doesn’t say respect. It says honor. That doesn’t mean obey. It means honor them. If honoring them means reporting their behavior, then by all means do that. Especially if the charges are true. If physical, mental, and sexual abuse went on, then what makes her think it’ll stop? What’s to stop them from abusing their grandchildren in the same way? A better way to honor them than airing it out on reddit would be to report the behavior to the appropriate authorities and possibly their (the parents) local church.

    If it went on when she was a kid, there is zero reason to believe they’ve stopped. If the family wants it kept quiet, then there’s zero reason to be quiet about the rest of them. Perhaps the rest of the family is a party to it as well.

  • [2] February 19, 2015 at 2:54pm

    I agree, at least mostly. Posting something like that on reddit is the last thing I’d do. Sadly, today’s culture everywhere is to let everyone know how bad things were when you were a kid so everyone will support you.

    If you’re truly over something like this, you don’t need anyone’s support except your spouses. You don’t need to tell the world about it either. You might tell people that are close to you, but to air it out on reddit seems ridiculously overboard.

  • February 17, 2015 at 6:37pm

    Oprah denies Jesus Christ is the only way to salvation:

  • [2] February 17, 2015 at 6:36pm

    “when you have in front of you flesh-and-blood people who are your brothers and sisters, and aunts and uncles, and co-workers and neighbors, and they love each other and just want to go through life with someone”

    Because 2000 years ago those people didn’t also exist? Oh, the difference is that you can see them and touch them? Matthew 10:35 “For I have come to turn “‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law”.

    I love everyone. But if my church ever starts marrying homosexuals, I’ll stop attending church. God doesn’t change and if churches start embracing these things instead of following God, they’re doomed.

  • [4] February 17, 2015 at 3:08pm

    I don’t know to many people that view all police officers as power hungry individuals. Some of us do take our rights seriously though, so when an officer asks “can I search your vehicle?” we ask for a warrant. You can blame it on their training, so they’re trained to ask questions in a certain way in order to get people to willingly comply. You can also blame it on most Americans not giving a wit about their rights and yelling at anyone that does try to protect their rights with “If you just cooperate, we’ll be able to get out of here”. The vast majority of Americans thinks “I have nothing to hide, so go ahead and search” without realizing that even with nothing to hide, a “bad cop” will find something wrong or something else to get you on. And the problem with the “bad cop”? You can’t tell them apart from the “good cop” until after you’ve given them permission to search.

    The ones that are power hungry are quite obvious. You tell them “get a warrant” and they start pushing (verbally) and ask “hey, if you have nothing to hide, what are you worried about?” until they’re assaulting you and you’re “resisting arrest” at which point they charge you and then search you because now they have “probable cause”.

    I have nothing to hide, but that doesn’t mean I want an officer rifling through my things. If an officer wants to search and has good cause to search, getting a warrant shouldn’t be hard and I’m going to demand they get one.

  • [2] February 17, 2015 at 2:23pm

    In real estate, $1500 a month really isn’t that much. If you consider that they don’t make any money until the house is sold (minus the realtors commission if they’re using a realtor), then it’s hardly anything.

    The typical flip, which is what these guys do, should net several 10s of thousands of dollars easily. The longer they have a house (which they have to keep paying the mortgage on), the longer they’re losing money. So it’s buy, fix up, and flip. If you’re not quick, you’re losing money.

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