Jan 20th 2011 10:49PM Designers (read that as 'decorator' or more acurately, 'Professional Color Matcher for hire') will always tell you that what you have is totally wrong. You have real wood cabinets ? They'll tell you they should be painted. Are they painted ? They'll tell you that they need to be stripped down to bare wood and refinished. Take a good look at those photos. Do you see any screw holes where the hinges were ? Of course not. The whole thing was set up in reverse. They filled the cabinets, took the photos and THEN added the doors on. I work for a handful of 'desacrators'. WARNING!!! When hiring a 'designer', ask where they went to school to learn their trade. 80% will stammer and stutter because they have absolutely zero training. Hence, Professional Color Matcher...color matching is what they do...Pro's simply get paid for their color matching opinion. 10% will balk at giving you the name of the school they supposedly 'learned ' at (and WILL worry that you'll check them out) and the other 10% can be easily identified by how much they charge you. ( for the education they actually recieved). I've worked for dozens of designers over the last 40 years here in south Florida. NOT ONE ever had professional schooling. The best thing to do ? Whatever makes YOU happy. Someone else's opinion is all about what they like or this years trend. Especially if they can make a buck off you. You (Jennifer) are totally right. You proved it by stating your opinion...it looks like trash.
Nov 2nd 2010 1:51AM Maybe snow globes should be sold without water in them. Add the water when you get it to its final destination.
Nov 2nd 2010 1:24AM Cole...just because you post your rant over and over, doesn't somehow make it correct. It's like claiming you're a 'maverick' when you're quite simply ignorant of the facts. Maybe you've jumped ship on the 'shouting' gig and swapped it for being repetitive and obnoxious. Put in your 2 cents and wait for a comment or two. I'm not using sarcasm here. How is anyone going to take you seriously when you have only one thing to say? Do you or have you EVER smoked pot? You say NO long term studies when there have been many. The problem with legal government studies, is that they are done with a single 'approved' strain of pot, used since the 50's. Today, most of us would refer to it as 'dirt weed'. Low grade and virtually extinct. We've all heard about pot as 'THE' gateway drug. Yes, lots of drug addicts started with pot, but it was because of how easily it could be obtained versus other drugs. You don't become immune to the effects of pot over time, just a little more tolerant of it. Ask any cigerette smoker about their first few experiences with a smoke and they'll tell you that they became light-headed and possibly a little dizzy. That all goes away after you start to smoke regularly, but the nicotine draws you back for more. Pot doesn't do that. Pot doesn't make you rob the 7-11 so you can buy more, like cocaine or crack or herion. Pot doesn't have the same effects on your lungs as tobacco or coal, as you believe. Pot smokers (not the stereotyped 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High" smokers) don't get blitzed and become non-functional, all day, every day. Newbies do it because they've been led to believe it's cool. Do you describe someone that has a glass of wine while unwinding at the end of the day as an alcoholic? Is someone that has a couple of beers after dinner while watching TV an alcoholic? Why should a person that smokes a bowl after a hard days work be vilified or worse, arrested? They are harming nobody. Do I feel like a lot of people, that we should just legalize it? The answer is no. I buy a yearly permit to go fishing. Some folks buy a permit to go hunting on a yearly basis. I pay for a permit to drive my car. I pay for a permit to keep a dog or cat in my locality. If you've bothered to read some of the other posts, you found those that say taxing won't work because they'll just grow their own. If I'm caught fishing without my permit, I could pay up to a $500 fine. I would accept the same treatment for possesing pot without a valid permit. But, states shouldn't expect to balance their books on the backs of pot smokers. They've already shown us their inability to do what they intend. How many states raised the price of a pack of cigerettes (a known killer) by 3, 4 or 5 bucks a pack to 'off-set the costs of the uninsured' with various diseases caused by tobacco and immediately sucked up those funds for other uses? I wouldn't accept a tax on pot either. Over 50 million people smoke 1/4 to 1/2 OUNCE of pot per week. A much smaller number smoke more than that and an even smaller group smoke excessivly. There will always be those that overuse. (In gov. terms, more than 1 joint a day qualifies as a 'heavy' user - a totally ridiculus (sp) figure if you ask me). What's really needed is a study with people that have smoked pot for 25 years that don't do other drugs, simply because they don't need or want to. Making up statistics about the effects of pot, by using crack and herion addicts is very decieving. After all, they need to blame something other than themselves for moving on to harder drugs. Your 2 reasons for why people smoke pot are so wrong. As a matter of fact, I think you're trying to blow smoke up OUR asses !
Nov 1st 2010 11:56PM I know I'm paranoid, but am I paranoid enough ??
Oct 28th 2010 11:48PM ...is non-existant
Oct 23rd 2010 12:26AM Sorry...I was replying to Arlene Barrow
Oct 23rd 2010 12:23AM I think there must be a broadcast problem on CBS...I've noticed that happening on 3 or 4 CBS shows (where you can hear the music, but the dialogue seems to be muted). I thought maybe the dialogue police were cutting out some controversial conversation. After all, we adults have to be protected from words that might be offensive to small minded speech patrol monitors.
Oct 23rd 2010 12:13AM David...I too, grew up on the original 5-0. I loved the show with Jack Lord. I didn't give this version much of a chance either. Fortunately, one of the other cable networks ran a bunch of the old shows the week prior to the new show's premier. I never realized how LITTLE action there was in the old series. I've watched the new version every week and found I like it BETTER. I like that McGarret and Danno have a 'partner' relationship, rather than a 'boss-underling' one. I like that they are not PC, nor are they goodie goodie, by the book cops like the old 5-0 team. If it was more like the original show, it would have been cancelled by now. And, even at the age of 56, I'll take those pretty girls over the stereotyped roly poly Hawaiians ALMOST any time. A time and place for everything my friend. Change can be good if you give it a chance.
Oct 22nd 2010 11:12PM TI ? Terminal Imbecele ?...Total Illiterate ?...Turkey Inards ?...Turncoat Infidel ?...Task Incomplete ?...Total Ingrate ?...Too Intamyself ?...Turned Inwards ?...Token Interloper ?...anybody else ?
Oct 11th 2010 11:48PM You can report them until you're blue in the face but they do nothing about it. And they are almost always the first 3 or 4 postings. But don't say any bad words or call a lugnut a lugnut or send them a note that knocks one of their editors about doing a lousy job, they are real good at threatening to shut down your service without telling you why.