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I've had lice for years

I feel so horribly bad for anyone who has lice. Lice has become immune to all the lice treatments out there. It is harder than ever to kill them and get rid of them, which is why some people have been living with lice for years. Don't use RID or anything like that more than 3 times in your lifetime because it can cause major health problems. There are now lice professionals who will come to your home and treat your head and your home. It cost about $500.00 give or take. Do not feel ashamed and it is NOT your fault. Lice has been around since the dawn of mankind. Now they are calling lice super lice because lice has grown a lot stronger to any treatment out there. Good luck to all you poor souls who have lice, my heart goes out to you.  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #43)

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Are you tired of the CNN talk heads?

About the commercials, I just said the SAME thing this morning. How ironic. Glad to know I am not the only one and I agree with everything else you said too.  (Sep 30, 2013 | post #4)

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Dr. Phil's episode on Mike who was abandoned as a child b...

You have to watch the episode. You can't make a decision about it if you didn't watch the episode. Sister died from a blood clot in lung. She was in the hospital for days, so there was no reason to accuse the mom of anything. It was natural causes. But like I said, watch the episode first before anything.  (Sep 4, 2013 | post #4)

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Are you tired of the CNN talk heads?

Is anyone else tired of the CNN talk heads? I'm sick of most major media talk heads but since CNN is the biggest, I'm going to talk about them, but I'm talking about everybody as well. The problem I have with most media talk heads is that, NONE of them have ever been exposed to the real world like most of us have been. I am white woman, who went to the public school systems in the inner city as a child, grew up mostly poor and was sexually abused as a child. I did some research on Anderson Cooper, Katie Curious, Soledad Obrien and others, and all these talk heads have very wealthy and privileged upbringings. You don't necessarily have to be rich to be privileged by the way. Some folks get hand picked to get a free ride through the system and then they take all the credit for it. Now, I'm not saying their lives were without pain or conflict, but they really have NO idea what it's like out there. So why are they the ones reporting on the news for the general public? Please get some people on the air with some substance! I'm talking people like me who had a history like I did. I can tell you what it's really like out there and not look down my nose at anyone. I get so sick and tired of their snobby attitudes that come across clearly through the screen and report on peoples misery like these people are beneath them. I think Soledad really annoys me the most. I don't want to turn this into a political debate because all networks are like this, including Fox. I am merely talking about the talk heads these networks choose. I get easily offended by them because of their high and might attitudes. Get off my TV screen you spoiled brats , you never would have gotten where you are without the power and influences that got you there on that news channel! I will never respect that and you shouldn't respect yourselves because you didn't get your position through your own Merritt! BAM! Google them if you don't believe me. Anderson Cooper, Soledad Obrien, Katie Curioc, etc , all very privileged upbringings and full of connections.  (Aug 30, 2013 | post #1)

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Dr. Phil's episode on Mike who was abandoned as a child b...

(continued, part 2. Sorry, didn't have enough room in my first post) 3. The last and final thing is about Mikes Aunt. I am guessing that this is the mother’s sister? Anyway, Dr. Phil did a piece on this aunt. She claims that she has been looking for Mike his whole life. Anyway, she said that Mike’s mom “was a criminal mastermind “. Um, really? A criminal mastermind? Shouldn’t strong comments like that be reserved for the likes of Casey Anthony or Ted Bundy? This mother abandoned her son, no doubt about it and put him at risk for being kidnapped or god knows what, but from what she is saying, she did it out of love and hoping he would be placed with a better family. Guess what? That is exactly what happened. At 13 , Mike was adopted by a WONDERFUL family and was loved and cherished. He had a mom AND a dad. Again, I said and a DAD (which he didn’t have before) who seems to love him to pieces. So her plan actually worked in some ironic way. So, I don’t think the term “criminal mastermind” is accurately used to describe this mother. She was obviously a sick woman and did the best she could do. She said flat out “ I couldn’t raise two well, so I made the decision that I did, so at least I could give of myself to that one child (which was her daughter, mikes sister) and hope that a loving family would adopt Michael” Well, I’m sorry to say this, but her plan seemed to have worked rather well. She had an amazing relationship with her daughter and Mike was able to be adopted by a very loving family. Don’t hate on her for that. In fact, would it be so terrible to give her some credit for it? In finish, like I said, I am not making this mother look out to be a saint and in no way, shape or form am I trying to devalue, diminish or trivialize this nightmare this man went through as a kid. No way would I ever do that. My heart breaks for him in so many ways, so please don’t get me wrong. I guess I just didn’t like the way that all went down. I don’t feel like mikes real mom was lying about what happened and I truly believe she was telling the truth. I don’t think she is a monster. However, I do believe the way Mike treated her at their first meeting was coming from a place of pure pain that we could never understand. I truly understand that and I do not begrudge him a bit for doing what he did. I probably would have done worst had I been in his terrible position. I just hope, especially being a parent himself, he can find it in his heart to forgive and love his mother. Not everyone has a perfect life or perfect circumstance. Some people do things beyond comprehension, but I feel that the mother did it out of love or mental disturbance and I do not believe she did it out of malice or evil intention like some mothers or fathers do. I really believe that she believed in her mind, that she didn’t have any other choice and I am wise enough to know, that especially back then, single mothers always have limited to no options. Let’s not judge until we walk a day in someone’s shoes.  (Aug 30, 2013 | post #2)

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Dr. Phil's episode on Mike who was abandoned as a child b...

It is the wee hours of the morning of August 30,2013. Being as though I can’t sleep, I started to watch a little bit of t.v. I happened across an old episode of Dr. Phil (from 2006) about a boy named Mike who was abandoned by his mother at a carousel when he was just 10 years old. I could not imagine, being a 10 year old little boy, and being abandoned by your own mother. I could not imagine the pure and unadulterated fear that boy must have felt that day and for a long time after. I could not imagine the pain and suffering he must have endured for years after. I cannot imagine the worry and confusion he must have felt over what happened. Did something happen horrible happen to his mother and his sister? God, I can only imagine what the pure little boy went through and continued to go through. Jesus, my heart and soul truly goes out to him. Now, what I am about to say might make some people upset, but I have to say how I truly feel here. As I started to watch this episode unravel, I started to get disturbed by what Mike and Dr. Phil were doing. Dr. Phil found Mikes mother after (30 years) and Mike went to go meet her. What unfolded after that truly disturbed me. It disturbed me so much, I had to write about this. There are three points that I want to address. 1.When Mike went to go visit his mother for the first time, he made his mother explain to him why she abandoned him (of course, that’s what I would want, a damn explanation. I don’t fault him for that at all. Please don’t misunderstand me). After the whole meeting and explanation, Dr. Phil did a recap of it. The first thing I want to address is that at the end of their meeting, Mike started to flat out accuse his mother of murdering his sister, when it is so evidently clear that she did not murder her own daughter. I thought that was VERY cruel of Mike to do. He saw how much pain she was in over her beautiful daughter’s death and he was cruel enough to start accusing her of murdering her own daughter. Shameful. I know he was in pain and perhaps jealous because he thought his mother showed favor to her daughter over him, but there is no excuse in the world to do that in my opinion. 2. After Dr. Phil did the recap of the mother and son meeting, he asked the Mike “How much do you believe of what your mother said?” and Mike said “About 2%”. This really bothered me, because while I was watching it, I found the mother to not only be believable, but truthful. She said that she could not care for two children. She left the boy (mike) at the carousel and her friend “Ricky” was supposed to pick him up and put him into foster care somehow. The mother admitted how horrible she was. She made no excuses. She just said that she simply could not take care of two children and she thought that Mike needed a father figure and hoped he would have found a family who could give him what he needed . She said she knows that was awful, but it was her truth. Now what would Dr. Phil would rather she have done? At least she did not keep him and horribly abuse him. At least she didn’t kill him like some mothers do out there. I am NOT trying to make this mother look innocent. I am merely stating that she probably was telling the truth. Why else would she leave him? Obviously, she couldn’t handle or care for him for whatever reason and that’s exactly the reason that she gave. I could NEVER do that to my own child, however, God has blessed me with compassion and a sense of discernment. If I didn’t feel this mother was telling the truth, I wouldn’t be sitting here writing this. I just think it was really wrong for Dr. Phil to discount her whole explanation and call her a liar. I think he was just being really mean that day for whatever reason. (continued).....  (Aug 30, 2013 | post #1)