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Swiss president honors student who tried to kill Hitler; ...

I'm not trying to discredit the young man's actions, but I would like to point out that of course his actions seem incredibly heroic to us in retrospect, because we know what Hitler went on to do. But the extent of the horror to follow was not yet known then, so the Swiss police were probably just doing their job. I don't think anyone knew what a monster Hitler truly was at that point.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #23)

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Man finds neither time nor money for love child

But to all the people who are saying that she probably "trapped " him in an unplanned pregnancy, that's an unfair speculation. There is no evidence of that here. If she were really so concerned about money and being supported, she would've dragged his sorry **** to court by now, instead of writing to an advice columnist.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #16)

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Man finds neither time nor money for love child

Better to grow up with no dad rather than a toxic dimwit. Raise your daughter - don't badmouth the jerk, just tell her honestly what happened when she asks - and I'm sure she'll grow up into a beautiful, happy, well- adjusted young lady. And hey, if you ditch the jerk, you'll increase your chances of finding a good man who will be there for both of you. But pick an UNmarried one this time!  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #15)

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Palin's role is historic, too

I'm sorry that I ate before reading this.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #22)

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Family split on path to take

Your kids are really lucky that you treasured them so much. :) My parents are like that, too. As I've gotten older I'm starting to realize that not everyone's parents had that mindset, and it's a bit baffling to me too at times.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #121)

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With gift exchanges, teach evolution

I'm sorry that my post was not clearer, I realize I made it sound like I thought he should be a new dad or something. By "parental role" I did not mean that they have to become the kids' second dad or anything. They don't have to pay for things, they don't have to make the rules, they don't have to take over, of course you are right. All I meant was, he has to be ready a sort of in-between figure. He always has to set a good example. He is going to have more responsibilities. He doesn't have to raise the kids, but he shouldn't sit on the couch and watch TV while their mom is trying to make their dinner, help one with homework, and give the other one a bath all at the same time. :P The kids are probably often going to be rude to him, is he ready to handle that without yelling or name-calling? Is he going to be able to refrain from having any arguments with the mom in front of her kids? Is he going to throw a fit when Sponge Bob Square Pants takes precedent over Law and Order? When sex is interrupted because someone had a bad dream? Is he ready for those responsibilities?  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #20)

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3 seniors found dead in Evanston

My grandmother has dementia. She still putzes around and does yard work, she loves children in Halloween costumes, and goes grocery shopping and counts her pennies. However, she frequently does things like: calls my mother 5 or 6 times at work to tell her the same story, once she was telling my mom the story of how she and my grandfather met and became extremely agitated when my mom denied being present, forgets what she's doing when cooking, forgets who her grandchildren are, doesn't recognize her daughter in law of 30 years, gets up to makes breakfast at 3 a.m....  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #127)

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3 seniors found dead in Evanston

And just how do you know that she didn't have Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia? Do you know anyone with dementia? Obviously not or you wouldn't think that knowing to pass out Halloween candy and calling your lawyer means that you are in 100% perfect mental health. Sheesh.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #126)

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Mom works to pick up pieces after affair shatters her family

I agree.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #52)

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She's tired of being dismissed

I think that's excellent. You are sticking to your beliefs but doing it in such a way that it's not going to make your child feel like he is missing out, which would only lead to feelings of resentment and an unwillingness to understand the reasons why you make certain rules. I applaud. :)  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #166)

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Desire to comfort widower goes beyond friendship

Actually, I believe your post was the most offensive on this board. Was it really necessary to say that to me? I don't think so.  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #18)

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With gift exchanges, teach evolution

Even if she does make more than he does, she's a single mom with two children. Child support doesn't pay for the father's half of all the kids' expenses each month, I can guarantee it. Why does this punk think he's entitled to living with somebody and paying LESS bills when she has MORE responsibilities and expenses? I don't think he should move in unless he's ready to take on a parental role, like everybody here has said, and it certainly doesn't look like he's ready. 7 months? Are you kidding me? Not at all good for the poor kids. :(  (Nov 9, 2008 | post #17)

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Family split on path to take

As for LW2, I'm a little suspicious. My parents are never too busy for their parents, and I am never too busy for mine. Why? Because I was raised in a very close, family oriented environment. Why are ALL the LW's children so unwilling to have them come visit? Something is not adding up.  (Nov 7, 2008 | post #70)

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McCain 'doing fine' as Obama draws huge crowds

Excuse me, I'm so sorry, but do you even know what socialism is? I doubt it, or you would not call Obama a socialist. There are a lot of poor, misguided, ignorant people such as yourself taking one statement, "spreading the wealth around," which referred to the FACT that the poor need more tax breaks than the rich, and thinking that it indicates that Obama is a socialist. You, my friend, do not know what you are talking about, and I feel sorry for you.  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #347)

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Parents of Minn. 7-year-old find methamphetamine and $85 ...

Didn't you guys read the end? The police think he was a kid who they were looking for that night for assault. He would've been in deep **** if they'd found him with meth on him, so he panicked and slipped it to a trick or treater.  (Nov 4, 2008 | post #57)

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