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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87567 Jun 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Wow. Watching a new episode of Intervention. The addict is a 33 year old woman who lost 3 out of her 4 kids (12, 8, and 5) in an apartment fire 2.5 years ago. Got hooked on pain pills after she was burned trying to rescue her kids, progressed to crack.
If ever there was a reason to want to numb your brain...
That's really sad. That's a person who deserves whatever help people can give her.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87568 Jun 21, 2013
Toj wrote:
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That's really sad. That's a person who deserves whatever help people can give her.
My DVR cut off the very end, but it looked like she was on the right track. Six months sober as of the airing. Her entire family got help, too, then moved to a farm in another state and she joined them after rehab. I'm thinking a new view every morning would really help out a lot.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87569 Jun 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Wow. Watching a new episode of Intervention. The addict is a 33 year old woman who lost 3 out of her 4 kids (12, 8, and 5) in an apartment fire 2.5 years ago. Got hooked on pain pills after she was burned trying to rescue her kids, progressed to crack.
If ever there was a reason to want to numb your brain...
Word.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87570 Jun 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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My DVR cut off the very end, but it looked like she was on the right track. Six months sober as of the airing. Her entire family got help, too, then moved to a farm in another state and she joined them after rehab. I'm thinking a new view every morning would really help out a lot.
Good for her. I'd be more than a complete mess.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#87571 Jun 21, 2013
I immediately thought of us when I saw this.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-hav...

Since: Jan 10

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#87572 Jun 21, 2013
Thanks to something I said once, my friend got life insurance on her kid (which normally isn't a wise thing to do), enough to pay her mortgage and utilities for a year. She figures, in case she doesn't cope well and becomes a drunk sitting in the dark for a year, at least she'll have a roof over her head and a freezer for her vodka if she can't work.

Since: Jan 10

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#87573 Jun 21, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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My DVR cut off the very end, but it looked like she was on the right track. Six months sober as of the airing. Her entire family got help, too, then moved to a farm in another state and she joined them after rehab. I'm thinking a new view every morning would really help out a lot.
Thank FSM one of her kids lived, to give her something to live for and fight her way back to being whole again. if she'd lost them all, she may have just ended it all afterwards.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87575 Jun 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I immediately thought of us when I saw this.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-hav...
Wow! Just WOW! If the brides weren't the most rude, obnoxious pepole on the planet, they are close to it!

Wow!

Since: Jan 10

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#87576 Jun 21, 2013
I don't believe for a single moment that they got cash from every other guest.

“Where is Tonka?”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87577 Jun 21, 2013
Whats worse than a bridezilla? Two bridezilla'a!
squishymama wrote:
I immediately thought of us when I saw this.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-hav...
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#87578 Jun 21, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Wow! Just WOW! If the brides weren't the most rude, obnoxious pepole on the planet, they are close to it!
Wow!
I was FLOORED by how rude and nasty they are! And I thought that was a VERY thoughtful gift!

Since: Jan 10

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#87579 Jun 21, 2013
RACE wrote:
Whats worse than a bridezilla? Two bridezilla'a!
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No doubt. I think I'm going to say only gay men can get married, no lesbians. ;)

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87580 Jun 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I immediately thought of us when I saw this.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-hav...
Wow. I know east coast weddings tend to a bit more of a money making venture than here in flyover country, but...wow. I think I'd instantly drop contact with anyone that awful. Glad those two c-words found each other.

Since: Oct 12

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#87581 Jun 21, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Wow! Just WOW! If the brides weren't the most rude, obnoxious pepole on the planet, they are close to it!
Wow!
Have you ever seen the moms on that young girl's cheerleading team/training show?....Brutal.....

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#87582 Jun 21, 2013
Stina wrote:
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I was FLOORED by how rude and nasty they are! And I thought that was a VERY thoughtful gift!
As I started reading it and they described the gift with the sentiment I thought, "Oh, how sweet."

Those nasty brides!

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#87583 Jun 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I immediately thought of us when I saw this.
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-hav...
If there's ever a reason to oppose gay marriage....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Braidwood, IL

#87584 Jun 21, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Thanks to something I said once, my friend got life insurance on her kid (which normally isn't a wise thing to do)
Why do you think getting life insurance on your kid isn't a wise thing to do?

Since: Jan 10

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#87585 Jun 21, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Why do you think getting life insurance on your kid isn't a wise thing to do?
There are two kinds of life insurance: The kind that pays only when you die, and the kind that claims to give you payout later like an investment, and that one often is presented with hyperinflated projected growth and is not guaranteed, so you could get nothing. Most reliable financial advisers say that most people don't need life insurance on their children. While there is the issue of having access to credit to pay for a funeral (which many people do have), the death rate for children is so low, it's a losing-at-the-odds game.

It's more about low likelihood that your child will die. Your money could be better invested in, say, funds for college or something similar.

Since: Jan 10

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#87586 Jun 21, 2013
Pe and others may like this: I found out recently that several big time old time Hollywood stars - women - were intellectuals in ways I never knew. For example, Hedy Lamarr!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr

Mathematically talented,[2] Lamarr and composer George Antheil invented an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.

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there were others like her. I just thought that was too cool not to share.

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#87587 Jun 21, 2013
squishymama wrote:
I immediately thought of us when I saw this.

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/3845206-hav...
Around here that's not a wedding gift, it's a shower gift. Still, that bride was completely out of line.

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