Yes, a nice noisy toy would be great, and it should be unwrapped only to find that it is mysteriously broken or defective. Of course, no receipt should be included and the giver shall remain unknown. Let them try to return that and try to get the full price.
No, You need to give him toy guns. The parents would Panic and call the police.
Right... See why no one invites you to any parties?
I LOVE those domed popper things with the little balls in it that jump around and make a loud popping noise.
 April 15, 2015 at 9:20am
When you buy things (a cruise) you enter into a contract with the seller. The seller is not responsible for things that go wrong in your life. I am sorry your son died but how is this the responsibility of the cruise line?
There a thousands of things that change in people life in the months between where they sign up for the early discount cruise rate and the time the event occurs. It is NOT the responsibility for the cruise ship to make sure you feel like traveling. Be personally responsible for your life. Quit making others take care of you.
Couldn't agree more, neiman.
That being said, the article did say the guy is a "Platinum" member. I don't know what that means, but if it means he's been on numerous cruises with Carnival, and that's he's a longtime and loyal customer, then it could definitely be in the company's best interest to give him most of his money back. I'd rather lose out on the money on this one cruise, and have the guy return multiple times again...
 April 13, 2015 at 4:46am
Why is the world shocked that liberty loving conservatives are appalled that someone murders a man fleeing from violence? Conservatives believe the right to defend yourself belongs to everyone…
 April 11, 2015 at 12:45pm
Too many cops with too big of egos. These body cams are going to help reign in abusers with badges
 April 10, 2015 at 2:04pm
He is a juvenile . He is entitled to call his parents. The worst crime in the world is one carried out under the “color of authority”. It is way past time for police departments to rid themselves of these idiot cops who don’t understand their role.
 April 4, 2015 at 4:18pm
1. Why are firefighters shopping during on duty time. Bring your food like others bring their lunch. They are being paid for 24 hours of “work” a day. Shopping should be done on their time.
2. Forget the extra gasoline they are not where they are suppose to be. Fire station are scattered so that all homes are covered. When a truck unit is 4 miles away from their station they increase their response time to an incident for 6 to 8 minutes. People die in 6 minutes. This is a poorly supervised department. Someone should be fired and that is the chief.
"They are being paid for 24 hours of “work” a day"
Exactly. So if they need to buy food, they are still on duty. If they take a dump, they still are on duty.
You also don't want them far away from their truck since you never know when you need them.
Bottom line: it's not the typical 8 hour day job with lunch breaks . Can't tell the fire not to happen during lunch.
1. You must be joking. Fire Fighters eat on duty. Sometimes we don’t even get meals. When you see a fire truck at a grocery store it’s because they’re making dinner for their fire house.Those who are on duty to save your sorry ass in case you get in trouble. The time is proper for suck things.
2. They’re in a fire truck. They can respond anytime they need and 4 miles isn’t going to make any difference in response. The national response time for emergency response in this nation is 8-12 minutes so I reject your asinine idea that it’s going to increase response time by 4-6 minutes. Not only is that unrealistic but it’s also pretty stupid. The only one needing criticism is the citizen.
3. Please get your head out of your ass.
An EMT / Fire Fighter.
I can tell you this as a fireman;
It is important to run the trucks. It is important for the driver to get continual experience in non emergency environments so that they are very practiced when the bell tolls. It is actually rule in most states. In fact if you look closely you will find that most of their time is spent practicing while on duty. Also, it is necessary to stay together as a full crew just in case there is a call. They usually keep staples at the department however it is easier to eat as a crew at the station so they can leave everything there and turn off the stove if a call comes in. They are not paid a lot so saving money is important on the food end. In terms of response time, being together as a crew with the vehicle in the town they serve is just fine. I'd leave these guys alone. This is not something a tax payer should be worried about.
Obviously you have no practical experience as a FF/EMT. An in service unit that is manned is considered to be the highest state of readiness. Doesn't matter where it is, as long as it is proximate to it's service area. After all, who can possibly predict where it's going to be needed next? An in service unit unmanned, in quarters but with man power also in quarters is the 2nd level of readiness. An in service unit in quarters and no manpower in quarters is the 3rd level of readiness.
Hopefully, when your time of need these guys are available, because they’re out fighting a fire in which they might lose their lives, or seriously injured. They would crawl into a oven hot enviorment to save a person they don’t even know. Yes, it’s their job, but not everyone has what it takes to do this job. I’ve seen two infants who were burned beyond recognition and kept doing my job, gone home and tried to sleep. That was 16 years ago, I still see their mother outside wailing because she left her cigartte burning and ignited their aprtment, how’s that?
What’s the worst you’ve seen in your job? And that’s just one incident, I’ve got more to haunt me throughout my 29 years doing the job.
So what if they were out shopping for the groceries, They’re on the job during Christmas, New Years, kids birthday’s, you don’t have a clue what it’s like to bury one of your crew members after another when they retire and don’t even live long enough to see his first retirement check. Life expectancy is pretty pi$$ poor due to heart desease, caused by the job stress.
When the bell rings at 3am and boom you’re off to the world's worst nightmare and you’re in the middle of it.
When the 348 firefighters lost their lives on 9/11, most of them knew they weren’t coming out alive, how’s that for stress? So, if you want to yank my chain about firefighters being special, yeah they are, I am proud to have been one for 29 years. And would turn around and do it again, if given the chance…
 March 13, 2015 at 11:32pm
Mandatory student “fees” collected from everyone and then spent by left wing loons. Make the student fees optional and see if they don’t use them more carefully
Better yet, don't send your young adults to be educated in a place where the people in charge are moral deviants.
 March 6, 2015 at 2:57am
Obama begrudged the US Constitution as it was a document that limits the federal government instead on empowerment. Obama has never appreciated the Constitution was to limit power instead of allowing it to grow. The entire reason the United States is a beacon on hill is because we restrain government instead of bowing to a ruler.
 February 26, 2015 at 10:03am
All sin is wrong in the eyes of God. He doesn’t differentiate between sins. They are all wrong. Only man has decided that one type of sin is worse than another. Jesus proclaimed that doing good works would not get you forgiven, only faith in him would do so .
Throwing the apple out of hate is a sin. One person asks why the school treats one sinner different than another. The apple thrower is the one in danger, not the questioner.
no doubt that all sin is wrong, what is wrong is when someone challenges the clear word of God. It is not judging as you are calling it to defend the faith.
Agreed we are all "the one in danger".
"You have heard that the ancients were told, 'YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER ' and 'Whoever commits murder shall be liable to the court.' "But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, 'You good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, 'You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. Matthew 5:21-22
Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. 5But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. 6No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.
Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister. For this is the message you heard from the beginning: We should love one another. Do not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own actions were evil and his brother’s were righteous. Do not be surprised, my brothers and sisters, if the world hates you. We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death. Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him. 1 John 7-15
He also said, "faith without works is dead"
 January 24, 2015 at 10:47pm
Is Obama a sniper every time he orders a drone strike?
 January 17, 2015 at 2:08pm
Buy dinner and drinks and get lucky is A OK with the morality police. If you offer the cash instead your a criminal. It is time to end rules set by the likes of the Taliban. Consenting adults should be allowed to do as they please.
[-5] November 29, 2014 at 12:08pm
The store employee has no right to check you bag against your receipt as you leave the store. The store employee can either put you under citizens arrest or not. They do not have the right to search you to “see if you stole something. You don’t give up your rights when you enter a store.
The problem is if they arrest you wrongly they can be sued The show me your receipt while I check your bag is totally illegal.
Even if that were true, how long would they stay in business if they stopped?
Stupid…. They are allowed to search you if they have probable cause to believe you stole!!!! If they don’t have probable cause then they are not allowed to search you.
If they have probable cause they can search you!!!!!!!!
Where did you get that from. -- You are on private property. And what is even more of an issue with your comment. Is forgetting that when you actually bought something, on and 'within' their property. You agreed to their terms.
If not. Don't go there. Don't drive or walk onto their property. Don't go into their business. And don't buy anything. -- And you can sue.
And actually you do give up certain rights. When you agree to certain terms, or agreements, or contracts, or to 'Society Rules (as you do not still).. Because those are rights you have to give up. You sounded like the government. Which only contracts they decide are right.
Your ideas or view point, if practiced. Would cause a tremendous increase and cost. And a tremendous amount of time, labor and resources.
And as an example: For business to comply with your interpretation. They would literately and physically have to have to sign a physical contract before ever coming on the property. Or at least before shopping. And require release forms for all kind of things. And increase the lawyers by a billion.
A lot of people don't carry cash these days and rely on debit and credit cards. Hel, now days you can use a smart phone to buy things.
I'll bet there were a bunch of students that were disappointed that they couldn't chip in.
Cash exists for the sole purpose of vending machines on campus, and even half of those take debit cards.
When I was in college back in the 60s, I used to go down to the laundry room on Sundays and take the agitators out of the washing machines looking for change so I could have something to eat. Now that's broke.
 October 10, 2014 at 9:04am
Just fill out the form… You don’t have to be honest. Tell them you have 10 people in your house, all gay. all broke.. no one speaks English, everyone is disabled, and everyone loves the government. Don’t refuse, just muck up the data.
I bet You received a lot of welfare checks with them answers. Good idea.
The form is signed under the penalty of perjury, so if you spoof them they can arrest you and you will loose all your constitutional rights. They did that to a real hard ass about 20 minutes from where I live. He thought it would be fun to give them random information. He will be home in another 3 years!
The moral of this story Refuse to answer any more that the basic 4 questions, name, address, # of people in the home and race. NO MORE! Now you are legal.
 September 11, 2014 at 9:55pm
Do you really think most mothers never let their children see them naked? This is normal life, and smart
Yeah it's not always that simple. Agreed some parents should be able to have some sort of autonomy when it comes to making decisions related to their child's health; however, not all parents act in the best interest of their children.
Obama didn't even try to promise "If you like your cancer treatment you can keep your cancer treatment" because he knew it would be a lie no one would believe. At least Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. has introduced H.R. 4989, or “Justina’s Law.” It’s a bipartisan bill intended to prevent the kidnapping and abuse that occurred to Justina Pelletier.
see.......and the government was right again..............
prayers to the little boy.......................
How else would they be able to carry on Mengele's work? You can't build a perfect society if parents are allowed to raise their imperfect offspring.
It used to be "Father know's best."
Now it's "Big Brother is God, and will decide if you will be allowed to swim in the gene pool, or be flushed."
Indeed, and this is the future of our nation under Obama-care.
I totally agree, neiman. My heart breaks every time I see of parents getting arrested and/or their kids taken away, when it's plainly obvious that they are trying to help their kids. Some of these stories, there's not even a question that the parents were trying to help. It's a sad day, when a parent has to fear to seek medical attention for their kds.
And parents need to let Doctors be Doctors. Why go to school for 10+ years to be a doctor if parents who have read the internet think they know more about treating cancer then they do.
Look out if your On Medicare too.!
If you happen to be on social security disability like my wife is,
and only have Medicare ..They’re now making medical decisions through ““insurance reviews”. .COUGH.! …DEATH PANELS.!
I just had it out with the supervisor of the phone number they give you . They deny a certain medical treatment ,medicine or anything else that falls under your coverage plan that cost inefficient .
when all was said and done they told me I could right an appeal ‘to the board” and gave me an address ….But no personal contact
.She said the review board “doesn’t have a phone number” to talk to anyone.
Their playing God..
Last but not least the way they get out of all this in the end they tell you
“We’re not telling you that you cant have the medicine , the treatment.. If you want to pay for(out-of- pocket) your allowed to have it..!”
So YES ..Sarah Palin was right…If you are not rich that is a death sentence …And yes we now have death panels by proxy.!
Just one small step to enslaving mankind. The government owns you.
This case totally reminds me of the Parker Jensen case in Utah about 12 years ago.
Parents arrested for "kidnapping" their son to get alternate treatment. He got that alternate treatment, and is now healthy and married.
Ok exactly how many times does someone milk the same story. They parents have already been released.