Mar 16, 2007
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It's nice to hear positive news stories! Glad she's getting help with rebuilding her home! (Apr 15, 2008 | post #2)
Awesome post. When I was in elementary school, my mom ALWAYS sent a check to school. I always had a meal card and never had cash on me. The only day I had cash was on Fridays--it was the ONLY day you could buy an ice cream or Little Debbie for 50 cents. When I got into high school, my mom gave me $20 a week for breakfast and lunch. Now that would cover the cost of meals with about $4 left over at the end of the week. Usually I'd use that money to buy a juice in the morning, since a milk carton is only one or two gulps of drink. I knew better than to ask for more money. That's what I got, and I never complained. (Apr 13, 2008 | post #18)
Agreed. We hear enough sad and depressing news day in and day out. Just look on this website, almost all of the news stories (I'm not counting the Style and Live at 5 stuff) are about something that's negative in nature. I get so depressed hearing about how horrible the economy is, how many people were killed this week, corruption in local govermments, etc... It's refreshing to hear an uplifting story for a change. (Apr 12, 2008 | post #23)
When I was in high school, we had I think 3 or 4 machines that sold only powerade, water, and juice compared to the the 15+ coke machines. You couldn't buy a coke until 2:00 and let me tell you kids were always lined up at that time to buy one. (Apr 12, 2008 | post #15)
I agree, it's the everyday folks that are being hit the hardest. I'd love to buy a hybrid or even convert my vehicle to run off of ethanol, but can't afford it. Heck, I'd even take the bus if it came near my home and work. The nearest bus stop is about 4 miles from my home (which I wouldn't mind walking to) but buses don't go anywhere near my work. (Apr 12, 2008 | post #30)
I saw a bumper sticker the other day that said "When Bush took office gas was $1.42"... (Apr 12, 2008 | post #29)
Since when is Greenback the middle of nowhere? Yea, there's not a whole lot to do in Greenback, but it's not even 15 minutes from Maryville. (Apr 9, 2008 | post #63)
Tell me, since when have penguins ever done that? (Apr 9, 2008 | post #2)
Wow, I saw this on a myspace before I did on the news.... I hope they find the child and that he is safe and unharmed. (Apr 7, 2008 | post #1)
Wikipedia reports between 200,000 and 400,000 dead. The exact number is not known. http://en.wikipedi a.org/wiki/Darfur_ conflict (Apr 6, 2008 | post #65)
Amazing post. People who are truly suffering in America have options to help them out such as the soup kitchen, ymca, HUD housing, churches, battered women shelters, etc... Whereas the people in Darfur have nowhere to turn. (Apr 6, 2008 | post #63)
Well, seeing as it's Sunday I won't be doing any educating until tomorrow... You must have me confused with someone else. I defended that kid. I know that hugs are just hugs and that sometimes you might have a face in your bosom simply due to height differences. I've never received a hug from a child and thought that it was inappropriate in nature. (Apr 6, 2008 | post #32)
You must be blind if you can't see what my point is. Guns kill people whether it's by accident or intention, if the gun owner has a permit or not--it doesn't matter what the circumstances are, guns are dangerous. I'm not ignorant on the issue of gun control as I happen to know quite a bit about obtaining a permit and gun safety. My father has a permit and always had guns in my childhood home. I was taught to respect guns and taught how to properly use one. My dad even made me take hunter's safety course and I even used to advocate the use of firearms. However, as I grew older and began paying more attention to the happenings of the world it sickened me to see day in and day out stories of children, teens, and young adults being killed by guns. It seemed to me that more harm than good has been caused by the use of guns and so I changed my opinions. I don't feel that makes me "immature " or stupid as some have labeled me. As for my hypothetical questions being nonsense, I think not. Seriously, stop and think what it would be like if your child or grandchild found your gun and accidentally shot themselves with it. Yes, you may argue that you keep it locked up at all times and whatever but you can't deny that accidents like that happen and it could happen to you as well. This story in B'ham just happened to occur this week and I saw this forum and thought it would be a good place to illustrate that even though one might think they are "protecting their family" they might end up causing more harm than good. (Apr 5, 2008 | post #59)
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