It is not just a problem that affects men. I can relate all too well to his story. Our neighbor had one of those descramled cable boxes back in the late 80′s. His daughter was my best friend. He had a habit of falling asleep on the couch in the living room while watching TV. One night he fell asleep watching the Playboy channel, we went out to get a snack, and the seed was planted. I was 10.
I started seeking more. Lucky for me, he had quite the stash. I lost access at 14, and really didn’t think too much about it until the late 90′s when the internet had so much readily available material. I had always been a Christian, and I knew that it wasn’t good. I felt guilty for looking, for wanting to look, but I continued. I had taken the we’re all sinners mentality too far. I accepted the popular view that we all sin, but hey, God forgives us. We’re only human, so we’re going to mess up.
I struggled with it until 2010. I hadn’t done anything with anyone other than my spouse, but that didn’t mean that there was anything healthy about what I had been doing. I finally came to realize what being a follower of Christ meant, rather than just being a believer. From there it was easy to turn away from porn, and to dispose of any that we had. I haven’t struggled with temptation, and don’t feel any urge to seek it out online. I am a woman. I know that I’m not the only one. Thank you for sharing this. It’s important for others who are struggling to know they aren’t alone.
God Bless you TooMany! Hearing your personal story of redemption gives us all hope that we can be redeemed by God as well. Whatever our sin, give it to God, repent and be saved! Have a Blessed Day.
 October 27, 2013 at 3:24pm
I got my first ticket for driving with expired tabs…while driving a company truck. I gave the ticket to my boss, they said they’d pay it. Hindsight, I should have paid it myself. At the time, my house was in foreclosure, I had just lost medical insurance, and we were surviving on generous donations from our church friends. I couldn’t have paid the ticket. Fighting it seemed useless, since the tabs were indeed 1 week past due.
Boss didn’t pay. I never received any notices in the mail. I inquired about the ticket’s status with my neighbor who happened to be on the Puyallup police force. Thank goodness I asked. Found out that my license had been suspended. I didn’t drive until getting that whole mess fixed. $3000 later, I had my license back and was no longer a danger to society. I am thankful that I wasn’t stopped for any reason before finding out about the suspension.
Yes, she did get the ticket, but the amount of force use far exceeded what any reasonable person would deem necessary. People do fall on hard times or choose to pay their power bill instead of a ticket. It happens. I don’t know her circumstances, but this was absolutely not called for. It is a message to all of us, showing us just how much control they have over it. They don’t go after deadbeat dads this aggressively, nor people charged with real offenses. This is crazy.
October 24, 2013 at 5:26pm
I’m not shocked. I was told by an OBGYN nurse that I’d be “lucky to miscarry” when I was pregnant with my first. This was after trying to convince me to terminate the pregnancy. I was 17, it was rape, he was in prison for it, yet the idea of miscarrying terrified me. Abortion was not an option. My mother was with me when it happened, and she couldn’t even find words to console me. I was young and naive at the time and believed that medical professionals adhered to some sort of professional standards and couldn’t quite understand why she had been so callous.
I wish I could say that this was the only time I encountered something like this when in the hands of a medical provider, but sadly it was not. I know that some degree of emotional distance is needed in order to maintain sanity, but that’s not what it seems to be. They seem almost inhuman, devoid of any emotion at all. I’m sure there are great doctors and nurses out there, and I’ve encountered some, but when you have a chilling encounter like this, it’s hard to remember the good ones.
They aren’t all bad, but that’s still hard for me to remember. It shouldn’t be surprising that we’ve raised a generation of psychopaths. That’s what happens when you remove a loving mother from a child’s life, especially before 3. Daycare and preschool aren’t mom, neither is TV or an iPad. Devaluing human life probably hasn’t helped. Sorry she experienced this. She’s not alone.
October 21, 2013 at 3:50pm
I believe that the rules of the court should be followed. Even if a judge doesn’t seem worthy of respect, I believe it still needs to be shown to them in their court room.
As for the breastfeeding issue, it has been my reason for not being able to serve twice, and the court accepted it. I’ve had picky babies, and catering to their every demand would just make them intolerable brats as they increased in age. This kid would take a bottle if given no other option.
I know that I wouldn’t want someone who believes that they’re exempt from the rules on the jury if it were my trial. I also wouldn’t want someone whose attention was on something other than the facts being presented to them. Trying to help my kids with homework with a baby distracting me is bad enough. I certainly wouldn’t want to make a decision that affects a person’s life without being able to give the matter my full, undivided attention.
It isn’t discrimination to ask that you be able to pay attention to the case being presented without bringing distractions into the court room. I wouldn’t want her on my jury, and I do believe the right call was made. Just because there is a breastfeeding mom and a baby in the story, doesn’t mean the other party is the bad guy.
I’m no fan of the courts, however, I do believe the judge was correct here.
The notion that kids will take a bottle given no other option is a false one based in ignorance and hate. Children are hospitalized (and die) every year because they are not properly fed due to drop in their mother's milk supply despite efforts to bottle feed them.
I don't want you in my country with your ignorance.
October 16, 2013 at 1:14pm
People have accused her of “fat shaming” and bullying just because of the picture? I can definitely hang my head in shame when looking at her picture, as I often have a hard time working out around the needs of my young children, but that’s on me, not her. The picture is inspiring. I remember doing P90X with my youngest climbing on me. It was a choice that I made at the time to push past the excuses.
I have no excuse now, not a one, and I am quite honest about it. I don’t feel like it. It’s hard work. I might hurt something. I like eating junk food. Not excuses, just the truth. If people are feeling angry when they see her picture, maybe it’s because they’re still hiding behind excuses and refuse to look at the truth. I’m overweight, to the point where it impacts my marriage, yet I still am too selfish and unmotivated to do the hard work needed to change it. At least I can be honest with myself and others.
She is an inspiration to me and I’m sure plenty of other mothers of all ages. If anyone’s feelings are hurt, they might look at why that is on their end. It isn’t her fault. If people feel ashamed, maybe there is good reason. Maybe they should examine those reasons rather than hurling insults and blame at her. She has every reason to feel accomplished.
September 1, 2013 at 12:42pm
Ok, I’m not in love with his foul language, but suspended without pay?! They send teachers accused of rape on paid leave! All this guy does is voices his opinion in a way that some people might not like. If the article didn’t mention his position as chief of police, I wouldn’t know what his position was or where he worked. I don’t know anything about this man, but I do know that his line of work can cause a lot of stress. If making videos and swearing like a drunken sailor helps him relieve the stress, I say it’s far better than beating his wife and kids. It’s a bit ridiculous, like so much else these days.
Exactly, and the DHS employee who was calling for an all-out race war is on PAID leave.
September 1, 2013 at 1:42am
I’m feeling much better about my choice not to join OUR military last year. He really does believe he’s a dictator. He’s not a king. It isn’t his military. It’s our military. It is for the defense of our land and our freedom. It’s sickening to listen to him talk. I have a really hard time resisting the urge to turn it off, but I know that I must hear it first hand to be informed. I’m shocked, dismayed, and appalled. I hope this wakes people up.
August 31, 2013 at 12:06am
That’s awful. I’ve had plenty of hard days. Have yet to so much as throw a punch at someone. This is what happens when you remove God, family, and morals from a society. Psychopathy is an untreatable condition, well I guess it’s more like a group of conditions now. Regardless of what new treatment they claim they have, there is no magic pixie dust that can “fix” it. He needs to be locked up for life. It’s nice that we’re raising a whole generation or two jus like him, trying like mad to convince anyone who questions it that they’re just old fashioned and out of touch.
August 30, 2013 at 6:54pm
It would be really nice if the department of corrections could “forget” to get any food or water to this guys cell for a month or so. I cannot understand people who are cruel to animals. They are helpless. It takes a real monster to sit back and laugh while this happens. The neighbor must have more self control than I do. I would have trespassed and taken all 12.
August 30, 2013 at 6:14pm
Yikes! This is why I go through my younger kids’ papers daily. I came across something similar to this in my 4th grade daughter’s backpack last year, and my kids are in private school. Needless to say, they are now enrolled in a new private school. If you can’t homeschool, you MUST remain vigilant. This stuff is being taught to our kids, and it isn’t just in public schools. This paper is downright frightening.
August 27, 2013 at 11:03pm
In World War 2, our enemies weren’t killing each other, just to clear things up for Bill. I can’t listen to him anymore, or any of the major news networks for that matter. If I wan news, I read it. I turn to TheBlaze for opinion, and I have far fewer headaches. Back to the issue, it isn’t our job to rid the world of evil. Maybe we should focus on ridding our own country, our own homes, our own hearts of evil before we force other countries to behave as we believe they should. Even if we had a strong enough military, it just isn’t our job to police the world. There isn’t a right side to take for us. I don’t agree with Bill on much, but I thought maybe he was smart enough to realize that helping our enemies fight isn’t a winning situation to put ourselves in.
August 27, 2013 at 9:07pm
Kids do things, quite frequently I might add, that don’t align with what they are tought in the home. Most children today are not raised in a vacuum, with Mom & Dad being their only influence. Some teens seem hell bent on destroying the lives of those around them, and love to drag their siblings right into harm’s way. Most often the younger ones are afraid to tell their parents. Unless you’re able to be awake 24/7, never sick, and never need to use a restroom or shower, you can’t control everything in your home. You can only do your best to make sure outside influences are positive. Even those of us who are blessed enough to be able to stay home with our children can find ourselves wondering where they pick up certain behaviors.
I’m not going to judge here, as it seems the family has done what needs to be done. Children can learn to hate all on their own. Children, and adults, often post things on Facebook to impress their friends. I think this story is just what it appears to be. Rather than rushing to judge, maybe people should pray for the families involved.
August 26, 2013 at 11:12pm
He should have just stayed on his kiteboard. Even if there were a clear side to fight for and a clear reason for our involvement, we don’t have a strong enough military left. They have treated our soldiers much the same as our tax dollars. Rather than saving and being conservative, they have squandered and wasted them. Neither side likes us.
This isn’t the time to play the usual political games and do the usual right-left fight. I’m so sick of hearing it, and have been for some time. It isn’t a matter of right and left. It’s a matter of right and wrong. It is wrong to get involved in a fight that doesn’t involve us, period. Getting this one wrong will come with a high price. I’m thinking that John Kerry should just spend the next 3 years yachting, Obama can spend the time golfing, and maybe we will actually survive until 2016 without causing WW3.
August 26, 2013 at 9:18pm
It’s a Savannah. I really hope someone doesn’t try to kill it. That’s one thing I might consider going to Detroit for. Even if he was dumped or managed to find himself displaced, he was most likely someone’s beloved pet at some point, and has a high chance of being resocialized to humans once caught and cared for properly. I like how these guys are terrified of a cat, but they don’t seem to fear living in Detroit. They also seem totally unaware of the cat’s value.
Maybe pet flipping isn’t a booming business in Detroit like it is in the Northwest. Either that, or the minimal amount of work required to make a large financial gain is just too much for them. I had a Bengal stolen and sold on Craigslist. I mean, it must have taken the couple a few minutes to of plotting, some time waiting for her to walk into their trap, 5 minutes for pictures and the listing, and 10 minutes to drive to Walmart to meet the buyer in the parking lot. They made $300 for less than an hour of “work”. That cat is what most of us cat people dream of owning.
The fact that it’s even a news story confuses me. I just hope no one shoots it because they mistakenly believe that it’s going to turn their one year old into dinner.
August 20, 2013 at 2:35pm
I won’t waste time going into the problems with unions or legal system, but there is a way to stand up to them. Homeowners that pay property taxes that fund the town and it’s school district can stop paying their property taxes. They can choose to fuel up and shop in neighboring areas to avoid funding them via local sales tax. If enough people stood up, the school district and town might go broke. It may well cost as much as legal defense. Just a thought anyway. It takes 3 years of nonpayment for them to take any action. Even with kids in private school, if I lived there, I think I’d move. I suppose finding attorney to donate time and skill to the cause is asking too much. This story is disturbing in so many ways.
August 20, 2013 at 3:00am
Do you know what severe autism is? I suggest you look it up before giving an opinion. I’m not sure which group of women you speak of that seek so much attention, but if it is moms of kids with anything that looks to everyone else like mental retardation, we mostly do what we can to avoid any unnecessary attention. We are used to hearing people comment about our children in public. We are used to them being made fun of. We are used to uninformed family and friends give their opinion on all of the terrible things they believe we must have done to cause our child’s problems. The last thing most of us want is any more attention on us or our children, as we know it will bring even more negative attention to our children and ourselves.
August 20, 2013 at 2:46am
As the step mother of a boy with Fragile X syndrome, this really strikes a nerve. My stepson has autistic tendencies, and did plenty of screaming when he was younger. There wasn’t much we could do to diffuse the situation once it reached that point, but sometimes going outside did help, as it removed him from any overstimulation that may have sparked it. He at least can understand us, but does have a hard time communicating his needs and feelings. Though it wasn’t and still isn’t easy, he has caused no irreparable harm to our “normal children.” If anything, it has helped teach them to be kinder and more considerate than their peers. We’ve had the dirty looks in public. We’ve heard the less than kind remarks, we’ve even heard about how evil we were for not aborting him.
As appalling as this disgusting woman’s letter is, it really isn’t much of a shock. We don’t respect human life. After all, close to 75% of Downs Syndrome pregnancies are aborted just because the baby isn’t perfect enough for the mother/couple. People get rid of pets because they don’t match their new decor. I always want to believe that other people are generally good, but with the exception of our week spent at the Mercury One events, I’ve learned that it just isn’t true.
Whoever said that people with disabled kids use them for benefits, know that it’s a very small minority. We never applied for any until he was 21 and we needed health coverage for him.
Having a child with issues is sad and its not right that people make fun of them as its not there fault. But as a child of a problem child its your duty to shield others from the issue if it becomes a problem for others.
For example. If you were out having dinner at a restaurant and your child was screaming would you just continue your meal or would you talk the child outside while the outburst passes. Ignoring it just infringes on other peoples rights. Taking him or her outside is the correct way to handle it.
Poeple with special needs children need to understand that the problems you have are YOURS, Dont make it everyone Else's problem.
you are not allowed to INFLICT your child and their behavior on me
July 25, 2013 at 3:17am
I love how everyone is so quick to try to diagnose this woman. I believe mental illness is real, however it has become an easy scapegoat for the symptoms of the breakdown of our culture. This woman is having a temper tantrum, plain and simple. Just like a 2 year old. There is no excuse for it. She’s a spoiled little brat who deserves what she got.
The husband has just as many issues, as he married her. Clearly he didn’t make that decision with the head on his shoulders. The fact that he would post a video like this for all to see, even if she needed a wakeup call, is enough to demonstrate that he didn’t care about her.
I have 4 children, and I am quite careful to make sure they know that they are responsible for the behavior and their actions. They know how to think beyond themselves. I look at my own generation and I am disgusted enough, but theirs is far more frightening. For the most part, these people care only about themselves and satisfying their immediate desires. They don’t seem to even acknowledge that their behavior might harm others. It isn’t a mental disorder, they are merely human beings ruled entirely by the desires of the flesh. They are animals. They lack empathy. They have been taught by their parents and the infamous village to be this way. This is the product of the progressive utopia. All we can do is show our young ones the way to the straight and narrow path and pray nothing causes them to stray.
April 24, 2013 at 4:58pm
My assumption is that it was done so they wouldn’t be accused of somehow implying that anyone other white people might be guilty of voter fraud. Sad as it is, any other group would take it as racism, or whatever-phobia. I have done some work with stock photos for small business marketing, and I know that we’ve edited in the other direction so as not to offend anyone. You don’t want to be accused of marketing only to whites, just as you don’t want to be accused of somehow implying that black people could even think of committing voter fraud. I would also guess that whoever made this decision is now afraid to admit to it for the same reasons. Face it, there would have been more backlash had they not edited it.
April 19, 2013 at 9:18pm
Did they have videos of them walking with backpacks in a sea of people walking with backpacks? I mean, that just screams guilty if anything does. My daughter went to school this morning, and I can’t believe DHS weren’t there. All of those backpacks! They sure this time? Did their “anonymous” law enforcement source confirm it for real? All of this has certainly helped save me money, as I can’t take anymore TV and am canceling my cable service on Monday. They made that decision really easy on us.
@TOOMANYCATS. you heartless piece of poo. They have viD of this douche putting a back pack dowN beside an 8 yr old boy who happened to DIE IN THE BOMBING!!!!! ASSSSSSSSS WIPE.
WTF are you talking about? How many innocent suspects have you ever heard of that shoot at cops and throw bombs at them. The only thing you left out in your comment was "This is a FALSE FLAG!!". Take your conspiracy theory to another site. I'm sure you know which one I'm talking about.
Dewd - Really ? - Tell Alex nighty nite for me will ya !
OK, I am no Infowars fan, actually have never heard about the website until this week. However, it is worth a look at. The FBI kept stating that they had video of #2 placing the back pack, but the FBI actually never showed that pic. Today several online outlets did, but not the FBI, who kept saying that that was the evidence. I do not believe any of the "conspiracies" but I could easily see why so many do. AJ followers think that GB followers are nuts. GB followers think that AJ is nuts. Something that I have noticed this past week is that they are both kinda seem the same. I hope that they both survive the weeknd.
Please do cancel your cable - continue to pop and feel sorry for yourself - and by all means pack and leave the country as soon as possible. We don't need whiney-babies.