Jul 28th 2010 10:53AM Good Grief...can you hire writers who have at least completed ONE journalism course? How many unanswered questions are there in this story? The police went to her house and WHILE THEY WERE THERE she started breastfeeding. So, why did the police go to her house in the first place?? Surely there must have been some situation going on. What was it? The author could have easily gotten that answer. Maybe that answer would help show a pattern of problems which are not good for raising a baby and the breastfeeding while drunk is just the icing on the cake, Is there a husband/father of the baby? If so, any comment or information from him? Don't have the blood alcohol content yet. Why not? It doesn't take that long to do. You cannot expect significant comments on such a poorly reported story.
Jul 22nd 2010 8:00AM So following the logic of Ms Brazelon's article, if I drive drunk and end up killing someone, it wouldn't be that bad if the person I killed had cancer or some other illness. "What's the big deal? The victim was already sick." Good to know Ms Brazelon.
Jul 22nd 2010 7:27AM Well it's very apparent that Ms Brazelon, author of this article, was one of the "chosen ones" in high school. She truly is incredulous about why these poor teenagers should be held culpable for this girl's death. Hey everybody, she was already depressed so it's not our fault. UGH!! Bullies know exactly what they are doing, and they get great pleasure making others miserable. And to address her insipid, stupid comment..."it's hard to see how any of the kids (the bullies) could have anticipated the consequences of their actions." Bullies do what they do because they know the consequences and LOVE to see them. These consequences are the driving force behind what they do. Really...are we sure Ms Brazelon is not related to one of the accused teenagers? That could be the only explanation for such a skewed, ridiculous article.
Jun 20th 2010 3:57PM Sorry Grandma, but your son or daughter named their child a ridiculous name, and WE are not your problem. And you know all those strange looks/comments you get? Well, your poor grandchild is going to get those the rest of his life. Nice of his parents, huh?
Tell everyone his name is Tye and leave it at that. Then maybe by the time they have another child, you can convince them that the Roman Empire has collapsed, and maybe they can choose something a little less pretentious!
Jun 15th 2010 4:48PM I, too, was initially appalled at this poor, Indian woman spending her savings to try and have a baby so late in her life. Then I learned that in her culture and isolated village life, being married and not having children is looked on as a great shame. Living in the poor countryside, she and her husband do not share more modern beliefs regarding marriage and parenthood. It was perfectly understandable by those who lived in their village that this couple would do everything possible to have a child. This woman is happy and content to die a mother. Her husband will also not be shamed in their village, because he now is a father. Most of us will never understand this way of thinking/living, but at least it gives me more of an insight into this woman's actions. It's a completely foreign way of life, and unfortunately their belief system which has been around for hundreds of years led them in this direction.
Jun 9th 2010 7:34AM I LOVE when these universities have these studies about things that everyone knows already! And they got money for this ridiculous study! Low income people cannot afford to shop at Whole Foods. Who in the world didn't know that already University of Washington? Are you proud of yourself for wasting money on a study that was most definitely not needed? Healthy foods cost more. Processed food costs less. A box of macaroni and cheese costs less and goes farther for a family on a budget. When people stress the need for organic, healthy eating, that is an elitist concept. Only higher income people can buy and eat this way on a regular basis. Hmmm...maybe I should begin a study on what kind of people fly first class vs economy. Should be an eye opener!
Jun 7th 2010 6:16PM The teacher had every right to tell the administration that this child's hair product was causing him/her problems. I have had children come to school wearing perfumes, colognes, that cause problems with other children and me. I have asked them not to wear these scents for the sake of their classmates. This teacher was in a no win situation. If he/she asked the child's parents to have her not use the product, they would be called racist. So instead the school puts the child elsewhere so they don't have to ask the parents to stop using this hair product, and they're racists for that. Can't win. That's for sure. Should be a landmark case...Supreme Court vs Olive Oil Hair Lotion. Yep, that should make everyone involved proud.
Jun 7th 2010 7:37AM I am a school teacher. Parents...PLEASE PLEASE stop naming your children what you feel is a unique name. What happened to the saying, "The name does not make the person?" Your child's name does not have to be a name no one has ever heard of! I spend every year asking some children how to pronounce their names and then spend weeks getting used to saying them along with their classmates! And I do feel sorry for these children, because I know they will spend the rest of their lives having to tell people how to say and spell their names. UGH! Stop subjecting your innocent children to your strange desires. So, in other words, CHANGE HER NAME! NOW!
May 31st 2010 8:25AM Since this site monitors comments, I do not understand why this site continually allows people to advertise websites for their own personal gain. I am also sick of reading the comments about how to find a mate on such and such site. Somehow they get those ads in the comment section, too. Why can't the people in charge just delete these comments and not allow them to go through?
Do us all a favor, please!
May 23rd 2010 9:11AM Celebrities must have a special store where they buy their clothes! The sizes they tell us they wear are not based in reality. I wear a size 16 and Jennifer Hudson, in her larger days, was NO 16. I'm guessing size 20 or 22. Also, she is NOT a size 6 now. She is a 12 or 14 which is perfectly normal for a woman her height. All celebrities believe they must be in a single digit size to be accepted. The next time a celebrity tells you her size have a pair of pants from Target in that size for them to try on. You will get quite a kick out of them trying to get one of their size 6 legs inside!