May 24th 2009 8:11PM Oh for Petes sake, relax.
Oct 12th 2008 12:40PM Join this century, please. The English language is different and younger people need to connect on their level, not the level of days gone by. The message is the same, its just updated. It seems to me, if you are Christian (which I am not) that you would be happy that "The Word" is being read by more people. Isn't that what Christians are all about? Indoctrinating others and forcing their beliefs down others throats?
Dec 28th 2007 1:52PM TO Not Conditional:
Unconditional love has nothing to do with having good strong boundaries, rules, and expectations. Its the LOVE thats unconditional, not the behaviors.
This girl had a rough beginning and someone needed to honor that, and even talk to her about it openly, honestly, and without fluffing up the facts. She needed to know that maybe things were not fair, but that now she had a loving parent that would work with her, good times and bad, to help her be the fullest, happiest human that was possible.
She could have learned that in spite of lifes unfair situations, that sometimes you can make some pretty darn good lemonaid from lemons. By her adoptive mothers example, she could have learned to be strong, independent, loving, caring, and also how to move forward through lifes toughest challenges.
Instead mamma got too flustered, and her little feelings were hurt because this abandoned child didnt cleave to her. Shes a child, not a dog for petes sake. One year is hardly enough time to get to know one another.
She is a child abuser and should be treated as such. She has complicated this childs issues, and most likely made it near impossible for this little girl to trust anyone who extends a loving hand.
If she has other kids, they should be taken from her. Shes no mother, and should not be allowed to parent. Its a very tough job.
Dec 28th 2007 1:39PM Do you have this child, and your children in therapy? I think that would help quite a bit.
Dec 28th 2007 1:37PM So rather than help the girl become whole and help her become a strong independent woman who loves herself, and who might seek out and find that birth mother when she becomes an adult, she returns her to foster care? What a horrible person. She should never be a mother, and she should not be allowed to have children. THis is the worst child abuse I have heard about. If you give birth, there is no "giving back". Now the girl not only has abandonment issues from her birth mother , but from this monster. This horrible woman is no more than a child herself who has watched one too many "Lifetime" movies. She should be in jail for child abuse.
Oct 2nd 2007 8:39AM Give the man his damn leg.
What the hell sort of society are we, where we have to go to court over someones leg?
Its the mans leg, give it back. I don't give a crap about what the law says, everyone knows its the mans' leg, he lost it, give the damn leg back and save me some damn money. Dig down deep, find some flipping integrity, and do the right thing.
Sick to death of paying for this ridiculous useless time consuming money eating litigious muck because some idiot has the morals of a fly.
Sep 5th 2007 7:41PM Apple has become the Microsoft of MP3 with the iTune that you cant play on anything else, and the videos that you cant watch on anything else. What happened to them?
Thank goodness I dont own any Apple products. Go Creative!
Jul 25th 2007 6:54PM Guinea pigs were originally domesticated for their meat in the Andes. Traditionally, the animal was usually reserved for ceremonial meals by indigenous people in the Andean highlands, but since the 1960s it has become more socially acceptable for consumption by all people. It continues to be a major part of the diet in Peru and Bolivia, particularly in the Andes Mountains highlands; it is also eaten in some areas of Ecuador (mainly in the Sierra) and Colombia. Because guinea pigs require much less room than traditional livestock and reproduce extremely quickly, they are a more profitable source of food and income than many traditional stock animals, such as pigs and cows; they can be raised in an urban environment. Both rural and urban families raise guinea pigs for supplementary income, and the animals are bought and sold at local markets and large-scale municipal fairs. Guinea pigs being raised for consumption in Peru.Peruvians consume an estimated 65 million guinea pigs each year. The animal remains an important aspect of certain religious events in both rural and urban areas of Peru. A religious celebration known as jaca tsariy ("collecting the cuys") is a major festival in many villages in the Antonio Raimondi province of eastern Peru, and is celebrated in smaller ceremonies in Lima. It is a syncretistic event, combining elements of Catholicism and pre-Columbian religious practices, and revolves around the celebration of local patron saints. The exact form that the jaca tsariy takes differs from town to town; in some localities, a sirvinti (servant) is appointed to go from door to door, collecting donations of guinea pigs, while in others, guinea pigs may be brought to a communal area to be released in a mock bullfight. Meals such as cuy chactado are always served as part of these festivities, and the killing and serving of the animal is framed by some communities as a symbolic satire of local politicians or important figures. In the Tungurahua and Cotopaxi provinces of central Ecuador, guinea pigs are employed in the celebrations surrounding the feast of Corpus Christi as part of the Ensayo, which is a community meal, and the Octava, where castillos (greased poles) are erected with prizes tied to the crossbars, from which several guinea pigs may be hung. The town of Churin, Peru has an annual festival which involves dressing guinea pigs in elaborate costumes for a competition.
Andead immigrants in New York City raise and sell guinea pigs for meat, and some ethnic restaurants in major United States cities serve cuy as a delicacy.Peruvian research universities, especially La Molina National Agrarian University, began experimental programs in the 1960s with the intention of breeding larger-sized guinea pigs Subsequent university efforts have sought to change breeding and husbandry procedures in South America, so as to make the raising of guinea pigs as livestock more economically sustainable In the 1990s and 2000s, the university began exporting the larger breed guinea pigs to Europe, Japan, and the United States in the hope of increasing human consumption outside of South America. Efforts have also been made to introduce guinea pig husbandry in developing countries in West Africa.As a food source they are still generally considered taboo in North America and Europe; in reality television, guinea pig meat has been consumed as an exotic dish by such Western celebrity chefs as Andrew Zimmern (for his show Bizarre Foods) and Anthony Bourdain in No Reservations.
May 27th 2007 3:18PM Very rude and very cruel, if it is true. I doubt that it is because the liability would be tremendous.
Apr 28th 2007 9:35AM By the way, white skin is just as beautiful as dark skin. Beauty comes in many different flavors.