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Since: Apr 13

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#84490 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>I admit that I do as well. My friend's daycare provider has a 16yo son who babysits for my friend on weekend nights sometimes, and he is great with the kids. She sent me a pic the other day that the daycare provider had sent her: 16yo boy, sleeping in the recliner (home from school with a concussion he got in baseball), with 1yo Hazel sleeping on his lap. It was adorable.
That sounds so cute!

My college-age male cousin has watched my boys before. He is their favorite babysitter. I like when they have positive male role models to look up to and he is a great kid.

Since: Jan 10

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#84491 Apr 22, 2013
ScarletandOlive wrote:
<quoted text>
That sounds so cute!
My college-age male cousin has watched my boys before. He is their favorite babysitter. I like when they have positive male role models to look up to and he is a great kid.
And it gives a guy some experience with babies and kids.

Meanwhile, I have a female coworker who's pregnant and she has never held a baby in her life. She'll be fine. Mostly, she's sick of comments from both sides of the family. She's had moms thrust their infants at her and tell her she needs to practice with diaper changes. S refuses. Figures she'll learn just fien on her own kid, she's not there to give you a break from diaper changing your own.

Since: Jan 10

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#84492 Apr 22, 2013
Sigh Someone at Planetfeedback.com is complaining in a letter to CVS that CVS doesn't care about the victims of the explosion in Texas, only the Boston victims. CVS was founded in the Boston area, so CVS has donated $ to the Boston fund. This person (in Texas) is upset by this because it's a dis to Texas.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84493 Apr 22, 2013
and how big was the check the complainer wrote?

No concept of the meaning of charity...
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Sigh Someone at Planetfeedback.com is complaining in a letter to CVS that CVS doesn't care about the victims of the explosion in Texas, only the Boston victims. CVS was founded in the Boston area, so CVS has donated $ to the Boston fund. This person (in Texas) is upset by this because it's a dis to Texas.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#84494 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Sigh Someone at Planetfeedback.com is complaining in a letter to CVS that CVS doesn't care about the victims of the explosion in Texas, only the Boston victims. CVS was founded in the Boston area, so CVS has donated $ to the Boston fund. This person (in Texas) is upset by this because it's a dis to Texas.
Sigh is right.

Take your complaint to the owners of the fertilizer company, dude.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84495 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Sigh Someone at Planetfeedback.com is complaining in a letter to CVS that CVS doesn't care about the victims of the explosion in Texas, only the Boston victims. CVS was founded in the Boston area, so CVS has donated $ to the Boston fund. This person (in Texas) is upset by this because it's a dis to Texas.
I actually signed up to respond. That guy is a butthead. If I were at CVS, that guy's letter would get a big "Ignore."

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84496 Apr 22, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
Sigh is right.
Take your complaint to the owners of the fertilizer company, dude.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has had radio ads running in Chicago touting that Texas is business friendly, meanless regulation.

How's that small-government business climate treating you, West, Texas?

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84497 Apr 22, 2013
Meaning , less regulation.

Although we do have meanless regs here. Freudian slip.

Since: Aug 08

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#84498 Apr 22, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Texas Governor Rick Perry has had radio ads running in Chicago touting that Texas is business friendly, meanless regulation.

How's that small-government business climate treating you, West, Texas?
You have no idea if it was a lack of regulation or inspections that contributed to the explosion. It's pure speculation.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

United States

#84499 Apr 22, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
Texas Governor Rick Perry has had radio ads running in Chicago touting that Texas is business friendly, meanless regulation.
How's that small-government business climate treating you, West, Texas?
Apparently the Texas plant had 1,350 times the amount of the chemical that would trigger oversight. So, this might be one of those times when just a tad more government would not have been a horrible thing.

Since: Jan 10

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#84500 Apr 22, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
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You have no idea if it was a lack of regulation or inspections that contributed to the explosion. It's pure speculation.
Actually, it was reported that there were serious safety violations that had not been cleared up.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#84501 Apr 22, 2013
Its all bush's fault! Obamma just inherited the problem.
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no idea if it was a lack of regulation or inspections that contributed to the explosion. It's pure speculation.

Since: Aug 08

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#84502 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, it was reported that there were serious safety violations that had not been cleared up.
Sounds like the federal government had oversight:

http://news.yahoo.com/regulators-fined-texas-...

Whose the President, again?

:P

Since: Aug 08

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#84503 Apr 22, 2013
who's

Since: Aug 08

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#84504 Apr 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
Its all bush's fault! Obamma just inherited the problem.
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Exactly, and anything good that has happened is solely attributable to Obama.

Since: Jan 10

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#84505 Apr 22, 2013
I didn't say anything about who was to blame, administration-wise. But I do blame the owners/management of the plant.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#84506 Apr 22, 2013
I got in my car this morning and there was a spider hanging from a single web strand from my rear view mirror. He was real tiny and was either asleep of dead. I grabbed him with a napkin snd squished him for good measure.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#84507 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Sigh Someone at Planetfeedback.com is complaining in a letter to CVS that CVS doesn't care about the victims of the explosion in Texas, only the Boston victims. CVS was founded in the Boston area, so CVS has donated $ to the Boston fund. This person (in Texas) is upset by this because it's a dis to Texas.
While everyone csn donate(or not) to whatever they want, fact is, this Texas disaster has gotten very little media coverage compared to Boston. I'd feel slighted too if there was a disastrr in my home and seemingly no one cared cause of a disaster in a bigger city.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#84508 Apr 22, 2013
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text>
You have no idea if it was a lack of regulation or inspections that contributed to the explosion. It's pure speculation.
I do actually. Fox News ran a headline that says the fertilizer plant didn't follow the rules. Not that I equate Fox News with an OSHA inspection, but for this sort of thing their bias should run in the other direction. Thus I find them believable. In addition, most plant explosions, unless caused by an outside force like lightening are usually traceable to some failure to follow maintenance or safety rules.

The simplest explanation, and all that.

Since: Aug 08

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#84509 Apr 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I didn't say anything about who was to blame, administration-wise. But I do blame the owners/management of the plant.
I think there will be plenty of time to judge once they find out what caused it. It's all speculation right now.

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