Aug 22nd 2010 9:19AM This was arguably an artistic project involving support staff, all of which would bring business to a variety of establishments(hotels & restaurants to be sure) and further, could be seen to enhance the image of Spain and encourage tourism. Why would the Spanish government with all its financial burdens be so short sighted as to try to drive out or suppress Shakira's benign troupe of employees? Somewhere at this very moment a movie producer might be red-lining Spain as a possible site for a new film. I think they should be perspicacious and lighten up if they want Spain to be known a cool place to visit or do ones art.
Feb 20th 2010 11:50PM People need to grow up. This is pretty benign though it does show what a sickeningly voyeuristic society has evolved with EVERY DAMNED THING showing up on the Internet. Furthermore, humans are the most hypocritical of all species that practice bisexual reproduction. What do you suppose is the primary impulse and need that drives almost everything that men and women do? Get over it already!
Feb 20th 2010 11:41PM There is absolutely nothing wrong with silver. Shani Davis and Tuitert both behaved as good sports and actually, showing good sportsmanship and character stand higher in my estimation than winning a piece of bling.
Feb 14th 2010 1:57PM speak for yourself, Dave
Dec 22nd 2009 10:45PM Mark - you are a short-sighted, narrow minded bore - the kind of zero-imagination dip shit we all used to laugh at. Go screw yourself.
Dec 16th 2009 10:23PM This is completely trivial.
Dec 16th 2009 4:56PM In February 2007 a 12-year-old boy in Maryland who lacked dental & medical insurance died of complications secondary to a dental abscess. I have not heard of that happening in Britain. Still, we have these moronic "tea baggers" out screaming about not wanting the government to do anything about the 'medical insurance crisis' in the United States. America is not the best medical care system in the world in case you haven't realized it or admitted it yet.
Smile on, Britain!
Britain has the highest per capita concentration of individuals with genius-level IQ's as well. Uh, go figure... (lol)
May 30th 2009 12:35PM The mother was excluded from her son's life from age 3 until he was a young adult at age 29. A huge part of the life of each of these individuals was simply stolen - the father is an reprehensible criminal, a thief of hearts, a thief of childhood and a thief of motherhood. Despite the reunion, it will never be possible to make up for what has been lost or taken from these people.
So often a child in the custody of a father is an orphan... -- yes, I know there are many exceptions though I doubt a man who steals a child away would have the character to live the role as the exceptional parent.
It is good that the mother and son discovered one another but what a twisted thing to do to a child.
Apr 3rd 2009 2:01PM I concur that people in general are not dumb but virtually everyone on the planet is eventually going to have a very bad day. Furthermore, most of us will experience progressive physical and intellectual decline as we approach that last, very bad day.
These phishing expeditions cast a net over great numbers from which they might capture one or a few 'targets.' These are often people who are at some point in their decline and no longer capable of making good judgments. Victims could include your elderly mother or father, your cousin with an undiagnosed small cell carcinoma metastatic to the brain, or even you as you slip down the slope of 'old age.' The people behind these cons are heartless opportunists who deserve the harshest of treatment by the law. Unfortunately, they are seldom caught...
Mar 7th 2009 5:36PM Traditionally, the experience among professionals (such as physicians, psychologists, counselors, etc.) was that "tattoos are a sign of sociopathy" -- I think this is still true though there are more exceptions than ever before due to the 'popularizing' of this primitive 'craft' of tattoos by performers struggling to look 'unique' or different. There are still Holocaust survivors on whose arms the Nazis tattooed identification numbers with the respect one would afford cattle on the way to the slaughterhouse. Aside from artifacts of that human atrocity however, the main interpretations currently for tattoos defacing human skin is either sociopathy, ordinary conformity, carelessly bad taste, or lack of self respect, self control or any greater quality of self awareness. I told my children early on that they could have gotten tattoos for instance, of Pokeman but they would have felt ashamed of them as they got older and that little cartoon was no longer in vogue... And so it is ultimately in almost all these cases of old, stretched out, faded, cellulite-based tattoos on aged skin...