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sister1_rm

Member Since: March 14, 2011

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  • [15] September 12, 2014 at 10:12am

    The term “lakes” is a deadly misnomer. More like in-land seas. The Great Lakes, and Lake Superior in particular, are dangerous waters. There are over 600 documented wrecks and sinkings in these lakes. They basically have to close in the winter, even with special boats and barges designed specifically Michigan’s waters in mind. Shallows, sudden drop offs, rocks, swift and violent storms, ice, ice, and more ice from mid fall to late spring; it’s amazing the Great Lakes were considered navigable at all before modern imaging, charts, and GPS. The lakes were charted by trial and error; agonizing, expensive, life and soul claiming error.

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  • [10] September 4, 2014 at 8:12pm

    Number one: if the school intends to enforce a dress code, then they ought to have a clear uniform policy.

    Number two: they did not send her home to change or issue warning because?

    Number three: did Mom and daughter bother to sit down and read the code of conduct? My schools sent a copy every summer.

    Number four: daughter has emotional issues if a stupid outfit causes so much stress it makes her break out in hives. Has she never been disciplined by anyone ever before?

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  • [3] September 2, 2014 at 9:00pm

    OK. A hostile force takes over Libya and the commandeers commercial aircraft, in Libya, who they just took over, for whatever nefarious purposes. USDOT/FAA knows to clear the skies if necessary, and USAF knows what to look for and, per regulation, shoots down non-responsive aircraft that meets description of missing aircraft. Big whoop! The enemy has repeatedly made their plans quite clear. The question I have to ask is why distract the American public with this? Yes, there is the matter of reporting the news in an honest way; but lately I wonder what is hiding behind the big story. What’s on page five that we are never supposed to get to or think important because the big story is the scary terrorists doing what scary terrorists generally do? Terrifying terrorists terrifying terrified people. Big story!

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  • [5] August 26, 2014 at 7:44am

    Flowers in planters. Bushes neatly trimmed. Streets swept clean. I’m no fan of Russia or communism either, but I’m calling BS on this article. This is no abandoned village. This is a tourest village before people are awake.

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  • [-1] August 24, 2014 at 9:56pm

    It’s a clever idea, but consider this. If you are looking at going to a party, where you think you may need this either you are…

    A. Knowingly walking in to a dangerous situation: a party with a jerk of an ex boyfriend and/or his friends.

    B. Risk averse and afraid of being around strangers (what a romantic first date, testing the drink he bought you for drugs, yeah like that’s conducive to a healthy, trusting relationship)

    Rape is not the victim’s fault, but deliberately ignoring substantiated danger is stupid. As for paranoia, it’s seldom justified, and not healthy.

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  • [11] August 22, 2014 at 3:42pm

    Buying the tablet or smart phone, but a lot of parents do that.

    What I wonder is what that girl lacks in her life, that would lead her to seek sexual attention trying to fill that void. Teenagers do stupid things sometimes, but sending porn is not a sign of good emotional health.

  • [-2] August 22, 2014 at 1:18pm

    What kind of a story is this? A hospital followed established security protocols and no one kidnapped any babies, or posed imminent threat to staff, patients, or visitors. Really?! I fail to see why the news was alerted.

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  • [7] August 20, 2014 at 10:08pm

    Is it me, or does there seem to be an unusual number of stories about children in India having bizarre deformities and health problems, more so than any other country I can think of.

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  • August 14, 2014 at 7:58am

    I don’t see what Ferguson, MO has to do with Mr. Obama (who I never call “President”). Nothing this guy does is ever right, and even if he suddenly became somber and took domestic issues seriously, I doubt it would impress anyone. It’s a local issue, and I’m surprised anyone informed him at all, and even more so that he made a condescending statement and condolences (not the condescending part). He should have kept his trap shut because everything he says get picked apart (perhaps correctly so) and used as race bait. I’m not surprised he is dancing, because it doesn’t concern him, on a professional or political level, or even on an emotional or moral level (at least from what his words and actions indicate).

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  • [3] August 12, 2014 at 1:47pm

    Let’s just have a moment of clarity. As commercial products become more and more safe, the bar of what is considered unsafe is brought lower to justify the resistance of various consumer product safety panels and government agents. We’ve become so safety obsessed that we don’t differentiate between a statistically possible and obviously dangerous. Statistically possible but unlikely: a child dies of heat stroke in a parked car. Statistically significant and obviously dangerous: driving. Which one kills more per year? We have laws against leaving children in parked cars, but no law prevents parents from transporting children in moving cars so long as they are properly restrained. If statistics were used as a basis for laws and public policies, instead of fear and emotion, there would be no laws against children in parked cars (except whereas the parked car is used as a tool of murder), and even more very strict laws concerning minors in movimg vehicles (not that I support more road laws and prohibitions).

    As for toothpaste, this is scare mongering. Show some facts and figures about who triclosan poses a risk for, or whether the risk factor is statistically significant, or whether cumulative damage is substantially possible from the use of triclosan in multiple products. I know some things are better for our health than others, but I don’t bend over backwards just because a news reporter or bureaucrat tells me too.

  • [5] August 2, 2014 at 3:06pm

    Part of me is concerned for the safety of the drivers, another part of me mourns at the loss of butter.

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  • July 30, 2014 at 3:15pm

    I don’t agree of most of Dawkin’s opinions. He’s a cold Atheist, but an honest one. He doesn’t back down, he defends his views, and refrains from the accusations and threats so many other celebrity Atheists resort to when they can’t argue their point.

    No, I don’t agree with his views on Israel. It’s bad that insinuates that Israel shouldn’t exist as a nation; but lying about his views is far worse. Over all, however, I would prefer that he stick to his area of expertise, which (if my understanding is correct) is not global or religious history

  • July 30, 2014 at 3:05pm

    He’s just saying he approves of neither. Right or wrong, at least he is honest about where he stands on the issue, unlike another celebrity who is fond of spewing lies and mixed messages (cough cough, Obama, cough, sniffle)

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  • [2] July 30, 2014 at 3:01pm

    This is one of those rare cases where I can see Dawkins logic. The only thing I really admire about him is that he is not lukewarm. He is hot or cold (mostly cold), he makes it clear where he stands.

    I was repeatedly raped as a child. The teenager who did it didn’t inflict injury or give me a disease (thank G-d). He could have, and it most definitely would have made it much worse; but I would rather have had the third option that he simply have left me alone. I still don’t trust myself to not attempt to kill him should I see him again. Mild rape is bad, hard rape is worse; I would rather not experience either because they are both hideous and scarring.

    Dawkin’s logic can be understood once in while.

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  • [3] July 30, 2014 at 2:49pm

    It is well within the realm of possibility that the government is detaining cartel members, terrorists, or Guantanamo Bay prisoners in this “empty” prison. However, I’m going to err on the side of boring and say that most likely it is unionized corrections officers finishing out their contracts and securing the facility during the final inspections, inventory, and audit. Our government may have a history of corruption, underhanded policies, and shady secrets, but it has a much bigger reputation for bureaucracy.

  • [4] July 25, 2014 at 7:59pm

    I thought part of the reason for publishing in scientific journals was to give other qualified scientists the knowlege and opportunity to either validate or disprove the first’s findings.

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  • [8] July 24, 2014 at 3:08pm

    It’s probably because their cheese is mostly oil and has almost no milk or moisture in it.

  • [5] July 24, 2014 at 3:07pm

    It’s not the air content. The reason Wally’s “ice cream” sandwiches, and a number of other low end frozen treats don’t melt is that they have stabilizers in them so they will hold their shape even if they get somewhat warm for a while. It’s not new. Chocolate chips, and Hershey’s chocolate Kisses are also held together with stabilizers. Yeah. It’s gross.

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  • July 24, 2014 at 2:43pm

    Excuse me. Idiots, not jerks. Join me in the Idiot club.

  • July 24, 2014 at 2:39pm

    I just “thumbs downed” your statements because you brought up Glenn Beck for no apparent reason, and because you think people who “thumbs down” your statements are jerks.

    Anyone else want to join the Jerk Club?

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