User Profile: slade37

slade37

Member Since: October 26, 2010

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  • December 22, 2014 at 1:30am

    Obama probably idolizes Kim Jong Un. Obama likes Socialism and wishes he was a dictator. …but Michelle would probably be the true dictator in that situation.

  • December 21, 2014 at 9:54pm

    In reality, the only difference between the DVD extended editions of Lord of the Rings and the Blu-ray extended editions are the updated fan club listing in the ending credits. Otherwise, there is no difference between the main parts of the movies – 20 minutes to 45 minutes of additional scenes.

    I haven’t looked up the details on The Hobbit movies yet. So far, I’ve only seen the extended versions of the earlier movies. I missed both in the theater, and when I finally got the first movie, I grabbed the extended one. …kinda screwing myself since I had to wait until this last November to finally get the second movie if I wanted my collection to be consistent. I’m hoping to see this last one in the theater. I’ll probably have to wait until next November for the last Blu-ray.

  • [3] December 20, 2014 at 10:35pm

    I wonder if they’ll finally acknowledge the violence in Chicago now. I’m not holding my breath.

  • December 20, 2014 at 10:26pm

    Unfortunately, it depends on the foster home, but we can hope they’ll learn to value themselves and their abilities.

  • [4] December 20, 2014 at 7:41pm

    Meanwhile, the school would be outraged if the vocabulary lesson focused on Christianity. This sounds like fake outrage – only because someone caught it. How dare a parent try to teach her child! That’s a teacher’s job! SMH

    Did we ever hear more about that insane teacher in TX? …who said parents can’t teach kids.

  • December 19, 2014 at 8:08pm

    Attraction to another person is not a choice. What you do with that attraction is a choice. I can’t control my preferences. I don’t decide that I’m in love with the nerd girl with glasses (my usual favorite) or the girl who looks like a model (beautiful but I’m not always attracted to the type). I don’t decide if one of them makes me feel empty or if one makes me feel complete. It is my choice if I kiss the girl. It is my choice if I propose to her. I have no control over how those acts make me feel. One may send me flying. The other may not. I can’t control my emotions. I can only control how I express my emotions.

    If true love is a controllable desire, for one day, attempt to stop loving your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend. …or are you confusing the expression of love with the emotion? Are you equating the emotion of love with lust? That is the only way your statement makes sense. The emotion of love is not lust. You can’t control who you love and respect. I often don’t love (emotionally) those that I lust after. Lust is pure hormones.

    We could debate whether we’re born with preferences or if we learn preferences via early life experiences and what gets associated with good feelings.

  • [3] December 19, 2014 at 2:09am

    You can’t delete it. I tried. Deleting the account simply disables it. After a year, I got curious. Simply logging in again restores everything to how it was when I “deleted” it. They do tell you that at the time you disable the account. I deactivated it again.

  • [2] December 18, 2014 at 1:27pm

    Why are these trades never one for one? Why do we release a group for one American? …and it’s not always clear if all of those Americans are pro-America. (Mainly thinking about a previous trade) Did we just free someone who might attack us?

    Can we get a non-Socialist with a backbone elected?

    I’m starting to think a movie about Saul Alinsky would be a good idea – exposing his tactics. Something more than a summary like in America (2013) which was probably preaching to the choir. Do it as a drama or even as sci-fi with references to Alinsky. Sometimes, sci-fi is better for social commentary because the audience is less defensive. Star Trek “A Private Little War” was about the Vietnam War.

    Sorry, drifted off topic a bit. Alot on my mind, and this was my train of thought.

  • December 18, 2014 at 12:42pm

    If you’re watching it, it’s still technically their radio show. It’s just like you can watch the Glenn Beck Radio Program if you wish. Same content. I’ve never called in so I don’t know if you can request which show to be connected with. The article doesn’t say whether she was watching the video or listening to the radio feed. I have not watched the video yet if the info is giving there. I’m about to start watching Beck’s full radio show via my Roku in a moment. Local radio doesn’t air his show until 7pm.

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  • [1] December 17, 2014 at 4:56pm

    I keep wondering if we were spared by this. Too many movies aren’t worth seeing – regardless of the cast. For the most part, I’m only seeing movies based on childhood memories, and even that isn’t completely safe.

  • December 17, 2014 at 4:52pm

    The Snow is my favorite local TV show. …but it only plays properly on an old TV.

  • [2] December 17, 2014 at 1:43pm

    Smartphones are great for random photos. However, when traveling or going to a zoo or museum, I prefer a dedicated digital camera. I have run the battery down on my smartphone a few times at the local zoos. I don’t want a dead phone before getting to my car – especially when traveling.

    Samsung already makes a nice camera that runs Android. I don’t recall if it was phone too. With the lens, it would probably be awkward to use as a phone. The Polaroid might fit in your pocket better. I doubt if I’d get this Polaroid model. I have a nice Nikon with 30x optical zoom that cost less than $200. I am not a fan of digital zoom although it seems to be improving. Wi-Fi SD cards at least used to be available. I haven’t seen them for a while.

  • December 17, 2014 at 1:05pm

    If someone is handing you keys, they probably want you to park the car. A valet isn’t going to have your keys until he’s asked to park it. He meant the black male was mistaken for a valet and was being asked to park the car.

    I rarely use valet, but the times I have see them they don’t dress like the customers. They usually have some kind of tuxedo style uniform or something unique.

    Too many people just don’t pay attention. Some clueless snob was probably handing keys to the first person they saw standing at valet regardless of how the guy was dressed. I’ve observed too many people just not paying attention.

    Several times I’d be repairing a cash register. I am not dressed like the store employees. My ID badge is a completely different style and has a different company logo on it. I have the Lane Closed sign up if it’s present. The lane light is turn off. (Lanes at many stores have lights on the lane number sign they turn on when the lane is open.) The register might be in pieces. They start unloading their stuff on the belt, ask “Is this lane open?” or ask me something about an item on sale or return policies.

  • [5] December 15, 2014 at 2:27pm

    I’ll stick to The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, The Robe, The Bible (movie and TV series). I’ll probably take a chance on older Biblical movies I haven’t seen yet before seeing any modern attempt.

  • [1] December 15, 2014 at 2:07pm

    Because more people care about the latest celebrity gossip than any kind of real news commentary or even news in general. Entertainers are a bigger part of their lives. I tend to prefer a few UK shows and watch very little American TV except stuff I grew up on. It’s easier to respect someone like Benedict Cumberbatch who a year or so ago hid his face from photographers with a sign telling them to report on something important like Egypt.

    I prefer when celebrities stay out of politics because too many people listen to them instead of looking anything up first. They seem to blindly agree with the actor, and probably don’t check a news source or even a propaganda source, People don’t care. I confess I used to be like that. I’m not sure what caused me to change. Working graveyard shift killed any addiction to TV. In recent years, movies have disappointed me more. I don’t know why I started listening to talk radio. Around 40, I just started cutting back on my music while driving around for work.

  • [5] December 15, 2014 at 12:47pm

    I hope we hear about what happens. I’ve seen some of these stories where I never see the outcome reported on later.

  • [5] December 15, 2014 at 12:38pm

    The officer doesn’t know his own laws. The vehicle was exempt, and that was confirmed. If the officer wanted to see paperwork, there is no sign he made a request for any. I just see him grab the hand that had some paperwork – probably a auto parts order or something like that since he appeared he was going to walk into the store with it. No sign of asking what’s in his hand. Just twist his arm and grab the taser. It didn’t look like he resisted. The officer was harassing him about a sticker that his car didn’t require.

    They’ve already stated the officer made some errors, but there’s not going to be a final statement until their investigation is complete. I’m willing to give officers benefit of the doubt. I don’t see enough here to warrant his actions.

  • December 14, 2014 at 5:26pm

    I can’t speak for your comments, but there are times when I have trouble finding my own comments. It looks like they’re deleted, but they’re just hard to spot with the sorting of the comments. You have to look at your profile to know for sure.

    For those who respond to my comments, this is one reason I might not reply. I also tend to forget what I commented on so I never go back and look. I’m not ignoring replies.

  • [2] December 14, 2014 at 5:20pm

    The article did reflect the last half of the title. Audiences voted with their wallets so movie failed to match the precedent set by Noah and other Biblical movies for its opening weekend. ($24 million vs. $43 million) I would have liked to have seen the other issues addressed too. I have read very little about this movie so I am curious about what the race and Biblical problems were. It was the reason I clicked on the headline.

  • [11] December 14, 2014 at 5:10pm

    It’s only the first weekend. Many are hoping for a somewhat accurate presentation of the Biblical story. They’re probably just taking a chance. Next weekend will be the real test. Word of mouth may kill it if it strays too far. I haven’t heard about any rock people so it’s probably better than Noah. I haven’t heard about unicorns or global warming parting the Red Sea yet. I do admit I haven’t read much about this movie yet. I’ve been disappointed by too many movies and tend to focus on films related to childhood memories – superheroes and such. They even messed up Mr. Peabody and Sherman. The first part of the movie mirrored the first episode of the show, but Sherman was not that stupid – saying “I don’t get it” after every joke.

    I think I’ll stick to my Blu-ray of The Ten Commandents (1956) for now.

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