User Profile: SquirrelNYC

SquirrelNYC

Member Since: January 11, 2011

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  • [1] September 19, 2014 at 9:15am

    As terrible it is that a pet dog was killed, it would have been a shame to see that beautiful snake killed. I’ve never seen a blindfold used to keep a snake calm but at least those kids will grow up with an appreciation for another one of God’s stunning and elegant creations.

  • [1] September 17, 2014 at 7:36pm

    Sweet story! I hope Simba continues to get better – he’s definitely meant to be here =).

  • September 17, 2014 at 7:31pm

    Well done, Malcolm! I hope others who struggle with reading comprehension or reading altogether will see your story and realize that it is possible to get better at it.

  • September 13, 2014 at 7:39pm

    Wow – took me back to watching Good Day NY and the day starting so simply getting ready to go to class later in the morning when I heard my mom saying one of the towers was on fire. Then they said it was a plane but weren’t sure if it was terrorism. While my mom was on the phone with my grandmother or my dad I watched the silhouette of the second plane quickly flying in and slamming into the other tower, realizing I just watched hundreds of people die. Wondering what else was going to happen that day and how was horrifying. Five days later at a little park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the old Domino Sugar Factory people were looking across the river toward Ground Zero as little children made a game out of finding candles people had left in the park – finding light in the darkness in a way. As we left 4 firefighters stopped by and we all applauded and thanked them, with one wearing a flag bandana giving my 5’2″ grandmother a big bear hug as she just went up to say hi and shake his hand.

    It’s amazing how the world changed in just a couple of hours, and yet for a while people showed patriotism at its finest, even in the simplest ways at times. How sad that too many have forgotten what that day felt like and that more will never understand. I hope it doesn’t take another 9/11-type attack or worse to appreciate the freedoms we have (or should have).

  • [3] August 29, 2014 at 1:35am

    Agreed – sometimes the seemingly littlest things make the biggest differences.

  • [5] August 29, 2014 at 1:34am

    Wow – you must have seen some characters. Some folks just have nothing better to do but to incite anger and crave attention just because they can’t find their own happiness. I remember feeling perfectly safe at that event, seeing good people all around, and seeing the area amazingly clean the next day.

  • [6] August 29, 2014 at 1:24am

    Indeed, ThomasUSA!!! My family and I went down for the weekend and we were sorry to see it end. It was a truly beautiful and happy day. Glenn and company have and continue to do good things.

  • [5] August 29, 2014 at 1:17am

    I can’t believe it’s already been 4 years but remember most of that weekend like it was yesterday. My family and I drove down from NYC Friday evening not quite realizing just how big this event was going to be. It was amazing to walk from our hotel in Arlington to the Lincoln Memorial and gradually watch the number of people increase from just a few joggers here, to many more people on the bridge, and then ultimately the (I’d say) 400,000 – 500,000 people at the event. No political wars, no depressing thoughts there – just uplifting speeches and thoughts and good people looking for something positive to look forward to. The Smithsonian was quite busy later in the day, but then by the evening it was as if everyone had dispersed again except for people walking to catch buses back home.

    Before coming home we stopped by the Lincoln Memorial again, which was quite busy, and were amazed at how clean the area was, with garbage bags piled up near garbage cans instead of just being thrown around.

    Looking forward to the next event like this!

  • [7] August 27, 2014 at 11:12pm

    Now that is a piece of filth – lock her up and keep her away from civilization.

  • [4] August 27, 2014 at 11:08pm

    Sure, it is possible that there were some risks visiting there. However, think of the good people there that have to live with those risks every minute of their lives right now, hoping they won’t find their homes or businesses looted, hoping they won’t get mugged just because some savages have nothing better to do. I’m sure some kindness was a very much appreciated gift today.

  • [12] August 27, 2014 at 11:03pm

    And that is the attitude that will continue to drive this country south – think about it.

  • [3] August 27, 2014 at 10:59pm

    This is a perfect example of how an entire community shouldn’t necessarily be vilified just because the media pays more attention to what is wrong with that community, in this case being the savages that are wreaking havoc over a criminal. Good people suffered here. I don’t know their stance on what happened down there, but if anything, some sort of common ground was found. Instead of having their stores looted again, these businesses saw people that genuinely wanted to help. When the man in the salon called the Tea Party “bad boys,” he didn’t receive an antagonistic response, and he came around. The Tea Party found the good people, and these people, even if they might not all agree with the Tea Party, at least got a glimpse first-hand that there are good Tea Partiers too.

    As Dumbledore says in the movie version of “Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban” – “Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”

  • August 22, 2014 at 10:47am

    @Advection – great comment. That line from Yoda (“Star Wars – Episode I: The Phantom Menace”) – “Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate…leads to suffering” – is one that goes through my mind frequently these days. It applies to everyone here, and it’s a concept all of us have to remember when tempers start to heat up and go out of control. I hope members of all races will come around to standing up, being individuals, and resisting dependence on government dollars instead of being broken down and marching in lock-step with those who are too cowardly to break free.

  • [6] August 22, 2014 at 9:02am

    God has a sense of humor and blessed us with that quality. Sometimes there is just no other way to express what you’re feeling when you’re in a situation such as when a whale’s gigantic tail might powerfully smack your boat, flip you over, and plunge you into the water. I’m sure He understands =).

  • [5] August 22, 2014 at 1:22am

    What an experience that must have been! Provided nothing bad happened, I’d love to be in that situation someday. Monterey Bay gave us some awesome wildlife sightings when we went on a whale watching tour there once – whales are indeed some of the most beautiful creatures!

  • [3] August 19, 2014 at 8:22am

    Haha! Admittedly, that is really creepy and I’d hate for one of those rats to approach me like that. However, I actually look for them when waiting for a train. Once in a great while you’ll see other people spotting it and acting disgusted, but having been a domestic (very different from subway) rat owner, I find them quite interesting. It’s fun to watch them just disappear right before a train comes in. Even when I was taking the train to school several times a week, I rarely saw one, and cockroaches were even rarer.

  • [4] August 18, 2014 at 12:36am

    Maybe she’s more of a bowler? If anything, at least she made it memorable.

  • [36] August 9, 2014 at 7:59am

    Ever heard of Zudhi Jasser? He’s a vocal opponent of this. There are good Muslims out there who deplore this and stand for Israel, but unfortunately the media doesn’t give them the coverage that they deserve.

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  • [3] August 7, 2014 at 11:57pm

    Gosh, why doesn’t this happen when I’m riding the subway – this was fun! Some of these subway performances can actually be quite a pleasant and even comforting distraction during a ride or while waiting on the platform, especially when the performers are talented. I’d much rather have the Broadway cast of “The Lion King” singing “The Circle of Life” than watch a bunch of kids doing the same old break-dancing routine, swinging and flipping on the bars, and nearly kicking you in the face, or some character telling a false tragic story to get money out of you. Bravo to this performance!

  • July 18, 2014 at 11:42pm

    I definitely believe in this, having experienced such things with my dear grandmother. One of these happened a few years ago. I was writing a college paper about mercury in the environment and was constantly worrying about how I was going to finish it on time. I asked my grandmother for any help she could provide. One day I was out shopping with my mom when I found a dime in a parking lot. Of course I picked it up, and an extra bonus was that it was from 1943, before FDR’s face was on it – a keeper to go with my wheat pennies. After getting home and showing it to my dad, he told me what the dime actually was – a mercury dime.

    They talk about pennies from heaven, but that little dime is extra special to me – absolutely no doubt it was put there by my grandmother for me, or she found a way for it to end up there. The mercury connection was way too strong for it to be coincidence.

    Sometimes you come across little miracles when you’re not even looking for them. You can’t think so logically and inside the box all the time.

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