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#85622 May 14, 2013
I assume most of you have heard of Angelina Jolie's news by now? Preventive double mastectomy. Good for her!

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-...

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85623 May 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I jsut went to the abby column I posted, it's still there.
I can see mine too but the posts show 0. I cut and pasted onto your column removed vowels from s*x but it immediately disappeared. Weird
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#85624 May 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I assume most of you have heard of Angelina Jolie's news by now? Preventive double mastectomy. Good for her!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-...
It takes some guts to do that. Of course, having unlimited resources to get the test, get the surgery and get reconstruction and all... that really helps.

Kudos to her. But I still can't stand her.

Since: Jan 10

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#85625 May 14, 2013
Stina wrote:
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It takes some guts to do that. Of course, having unlimited resources to get the test, get the surgery and get reconstruction and all... that really helps.
Kudos to her. But I still can't stand her.
heh. I admit, I didn't like her much before, but I like her more now. ;)

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85626 May 14, 2013
I'm not very educated on breast surgery and I understand why Angelina Jolie did what she did, but I don't understand how an elective double mastectomy and immediate reconstruction (even knowing that you will need more permanent surgery in another few months) is all that different from the breast augmentation surgery (and other more invasive plastic surgery) that women put themselves through all the time.

Angelina is just a bit more altruistic, as usual.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85627 May 14, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I assume most of you have heard of Angelina Jolie's news by now? Preventive double mastectomy. Good for her!
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/14/opinion/my-...
You'd have to be living under a rock not to have seen it.

I like that she kept it quiet until it was a done deal and that she did it for her children. For someone who is constantly judged on how she looks, it took a lot of guts.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#85628 May 14, 2013
squishymama wrote:
<quoted text>
You'd have to be living under a rock not to have seen it.
I like that she kept it quiet until it was a done deal and that she did it for her children. For someone who is constantly judged on how she looks, it took a lot of guts.
Agreed. Still don't like her though.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85629 May 14, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
I get reimbursed for my cell phone bill by my company so I feel obligated to check in even when I'm supposed to be on vacation vs. traveling for work. But I hate when people copy me on stuff just for the sake of doing it, or when there's a relatively easy answer to a question and if the person just tried a little problem-solving or thinking for him- or her-(usually her) self, they wouldn't need me. Oh well... I do like my job. And I'm certainly glad to have one!
Taht would not make me check while on vacation. If my company were paying for my phone, I would let MY BOSS know that if HE had an issue that he thought was urgent eniugh to disturb my vacation, that I would respond to HIS messages. The rest of the company? F that. You go see my boss and let him decide how important your issue is.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85630 May 14, 2013

“I Am Mine”

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#85631 May 14, 2013
I don't have a problem with this at all. I say kudos to the resourceful cripples.

http://feedly.com/k/17rjpyY

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Since: Mar 09

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#85632 May 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I saw that the other day. Kid's right, but he should have gone about it in a different way. I don't think he should have disrupted the class. Did you notice how passive the teacher was? Made me think of how scared they are now of law suits and stuff. When I was in school, the teacher wold have been right in my face. Of course, that *was* back in the dark ages.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

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#85633 May 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
I don't have a problem with this at all. I say kudos to the resourceful cripples.
http://feedly.com/k/17rjpyY
I don't believe it.
First it cites teh NY Post, not a bastion of fact checking.
Second it doesn't cite specifics
Tird, from what I know of Disney, if they thought this was really going on, they would check their surveillance videos to see if the same person was a "family member" of lots of different families. That would limit the dsabled person to maybe 3 shots at the scam. Max.

I call Urban Myth. Someone call Snopes.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85634 May 14, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
I saw that the other day. Kid's right,
I agree (assuming he's not full of shit)
Mimi Seattle wrote:
but he should have gone about it in a different way. I don't think he should have disrupted the class.
I agree.
Mimi Seattle wrote:
Did you notice how passive the teacher was?
I disagree with you and agree with the guy from the second article I sent. She remained calm and just kept telling him to leave. Did not get into a heated exchange with him. To me, that's maintaining her composure.

.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85635 May 14, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe it.
First it cites teh NY Post, not a bastion of fact checking.
Second it doesn't cite specifics
Tird, from what I know of Disney, if they thought this was really going on, they would check their surveillance videos to see if the same person was a "family member" of lots of different families. That would limit the dsabled person to maybe 3 shots at the scam. Max.
I call Urban Myth. Someone call Snopes.
Perhaps they are ot fact checking and verifying, but here's the local ABC affiliate in Orlando reporting the story(citing the NY Post):http://www.google.com/ur l?sa=t&rct=j&q=&es rc=s&frm=1&source=web &cd=6&cad=rja&ved= 0CEwQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2 Fwww.wftv.com%2Fnews%2Fnews%2F local%2Fdream-tours-florida-al legedly-uses-disabled-tour-g%2 FnXrFJ%2F&ei=7wCTUdP9O42a9 QTnuYGwAg&usg=AFQjCNEDH2U8 UqNhiukSVSSCrac3HmcrsA&sig 2=RLudsTV0tXlApb0roLD3bg&b vm=bv.46471029,d.eWU

Same with the local CBS affiliate:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/parents-hiri...

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#85636 May 14, 2013
Lets try that 1st link again:
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/dream-tou...

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#85637 May 14, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Perhaps they are ot fact checking and verifying, but here's the local ABC affiliate in Orlando reporting the story(citing the NY Post):http://www.google.com/ur l?sa=t&rct=j&q=&es rc=s&frm=1&source=web &cd=6&cad=rja&ved= 0CEwQFjAF&url=http%3A%2F%2 Fwww.wftv.com%2Fnews%2Fnews%2F local%2Fdream-tours-florida-al legedly-uses-disabled-tour-g%2 FnXrFJ%2F&ei=7wCTUdP9O42a9 QTnuYGwAg&usg=AFQjCNEDH2U8 UqNhiukSVSSCrac3HmcrsA&sig 2=RLudsTV0tXlApb0roLD3bg&b vm=bv.46471029,d.eWU

Same with the local CBS affiliate:
http://www.clickorlando.com/news/parents-hiri...
This was a big story on the news here this morning. I do find it curious that very news story cites the New York Post article as their main source. Usually by now they are able to independently verify. I could not find one report online that did not mention the New York Post.

I promise not to go into another tirade about the decline of our media/news sources.

Since: Jan 10

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#85638 May 15, 2013
""It doesn't teach your kids to treat disabled people with respect,"

Replace "respect" with "favoritism" and it's more accurate. Am I fine with showing handicapped kids some favoritism at Disney? Sure. But let's call it what it is: Favoritism. It has nothing to do with respect.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#85639 May 15, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree with you and agree with the guy from the second article I sent. She remained calm and just kept telling him to leave. Did not get into a heated exchange with him. To me, that's maintaining her composure.
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This is exactly how one of my old engineers handled our resident crazy employee and I was amazed at how he kept his cool. He never raised his voice, he never escalated the situation and basically let her dig her own hole. The discipline was always upheld because he never retaliated in any way and she was eventually fired. And we know how hard that is for a civil servant.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#85640 May 15, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't believe it.
First it cites teh NY Post, not a bastion of fact checking.
Second it doesn't cite specifics
Tird, from what I know of Disney, if they thought this was really going on, they would check their surveillance videos to see if the same person was a "family member" of lots of different families. That would limit the dsabled person to maybe 3 shots at the scam. Max.
I call Urban Myth. Someone call Snopes.
I seriously doubt that Disney could legally or policy-wise do anything about who claims to be family members or friends with whom. Any two people can choose to hang out with each other and it's none of Disney's business whether they're relatives, lifelong friends, or just met ten minutes ago. Unenforceable.

Since: Jan 10

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#85641 May 15, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
<quoted text>
I seriously doubt that Disney could legally or policy-wise do anything about who claims to be family members or friends with whom. Any two people can choose to hang out with each other and it's none of Disney's business whether they're relatives, lifelong friends, or just met ten minutes ago. Unenforceable.
I agree. Just the sheer numbers of people going to DisneyWorld would make monitoring this a nightmare.

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