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Kayla Smith's Stolen Bike Stolen Back After Spotting Craigslist Ad

Kayla Smith's Stolen Bike Stolen Back After Spotting Craigslist Ad

Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 14:16:47 in Canada British Columbia

“I don't sell them short, but they're rather selective about what they turn their efforts to. Many years ago, all three of my children's bike were stolen, and I couldn't get the police to even come out and write a report. Some time later, much to my chagrin, they broke up a loud party in our neighbouthood, which housed many university students. They wanted these students evicted, and so went about getting residents of the nearby houses to write letters to support their actions. I wrote the letter, but was left shaking my head.   It's not a wonder that so many people have lost faith in their police departments.”
Kayla Smith's Stolen Bike Stolen Back After Spotting Craigslist Ad

Kayla Smith's Stolen Bike Stolen Back After Spotting Craigslist Ad

Commented Aug 27, 2013 at 13:32:31 in Canada British Columbia

“I like how Ms Smith went about getting her bike back. And really, what can the man do when they are in the middle of a parking lot?

Besides which, the police aren't going to concern themselves much about it. Here in B.C., the police no longer respond to car accidents if there are no injuries, or the damage is under $500. I'd think a stolen bike wouldn't concern them too awfully much..

And it seems as though it raises their hackles when citizens find ways to outfox criminals.

Tough darts, officers. Kayla Smith rules.”

dboiani on Aug 27, 2013 at 13:48:05

“Interesting. In Toronto, the cops seem to be all hot and bothered about bike theft rings. They've set up many stings and found that the thieves tend to be highly organized, and the business of thieving bikes is quite lucrative. Don't sell the BC cops short...they may have the same view of things.”
Benefits Of Coconut Oil: 15 Unusual Uses For This Natural Wonder

Benefits Of Coconut Oil: 15 Unusual Uses For This Natural Wonder

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 02:21:48 in Canada Living

“Sure, okay, Jethro.”

buttinsky3160 on Aug 21, 2013 at 15:51:35

“Thanks, Ellie Mae”
Benefits Of Coconut Oil: 15 Unusual Uses For This Natural Wonder

Benefits Of Coconut Oil: 15 Unusual Uses For This Natural Wonder

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 21:17:18 in Canada Living

“Oh yeah, neither are you.”

buttinsky3160 on Aug 20, 2013 at 22:56:38

“No I'm not, so I don't pontificate on these matters, as you do  ”
Angelina Jolie Hits D23 Expo Decked Out In All Black (PHOTO)

Angelina Jolie Hits D23 Expo Decked Out In All Black (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 20, 2013 at 21:09:53 in Canada Style

“You might be right. ”
Ashton Kutcher Reveals His 'Real' Name At Teen Choice Awards

Ashton Kutcher Reveals His 'Real' Name At Teen Choice Awards

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:45:38 in Celebrity

“I don't think much of his personal antics, but he was hilarious in, 'That 70's Show.'

Not fussy about him in much else, though.”
Angelina Jolie Hits D23 Expo Decked Out In All Black (PHOTO)

Angelina Jolie Hits D23 Expo Decked Out In All Black (PHOTO)

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:33:31 in Canada Style

“She looks polished as always, but is it just me, or does her head look a wee bit out of proportion to the rest of her?”

Retro Dude on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:23:43

“most Hollywood stars have the big head little body syndrome. must have something to do with starving themselves.”
Lori Nix's Apocalypse Dioramas End The World In Stunning Style (PHOTOS)

Lori Nix's Apocalypse Dioramas End The World In Stunning Style (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:31:42 in Canada

“If there are any humans left to gaze upon such sights.

We do seem hell-bent on destroying ourselves, and any future generations.”
#HowToResistSex Twitter Trending Topic Takes Off On Hump Day

#HowToResistSex Twitter Trending Topic Takes Off On Hump Day

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:27:24 in Canada Living

“Oh, please. Like women need lessons on how to avoid sex.

It's bred in the bone, dear.”
North West Photos Not For Sale? Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Turn Down Millions For First Pics

North West Photos Not For Sale? Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Turn Down Millions For First Pics

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 13:15:31 in Celebrity

“They'll hold out for the highest bidder. Not difficult to figure out.”
Sharon Stone Shuns Plastic Surgery, Looks Fabulous

Sharon Stone Shuns Plastic Surgery, Looks Fabulous

Commented Aug 4, 2013 at 14:18:54 in Canada Style

“Good. Maybe more of them will follow suit.

I like these women for being strong enough to be true to themselves, rather than pandering to a self-absorbed culture.”
I Lost Weight: John M. Brown Lost 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

I Lost Weight: John M. Brown Lost 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

Commented Jul 31, 2013 at 22:55:37 in Healthy Living

“For shampoo, try raw honey and distilled or filtered water. 1 part honey to 3 parts water. A good amount is 1Tbsp.honey to 3 Tbsp. water. Make sure they are mixed well, shake it up, and massage it into your scalp thoroughly. No need to do the ends.  Then rinse well. There will  be a transition period, up to one month.  Your hair may feel oilhy/heavy, but that will pass.  Wash daily if needed for a while.  Then leave longer between washings, if you want to go 2 or 3 days between.  You can add a few drops of carrot seed oil or another essential oil, if you want. It works, and my hair is very long. Lemon works for deodorant.  Cut end off a lemon, rub under your arms like you would a roll-on, and dry. The lemons last a long time in the fridge, adn they cost so little.  Remember, for everything natural you use, your body will need time to adjust.  Then it'll regulate, and you'll find the natural stuff works very well. Best of luck. ”

darcylu on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:20:13

“Wow, thanks. I will try them. I never wanted to try the vinegar because I didn't want to smell like it. These sound wonderful!”
I Lost Weight: John M. Brown Lost 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

I Lost Weight: John M. Brown Lost 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 08:34:43 in Healthy Living

“I totally understand....recent breast cancer diagnosis, so I'm on the hunt for all things natural. Most of my diet is fruits & veggies, and some meat, although not much, and I buy it antibiotic-free, and locally grown. Don't consume packaged foods, juice, (unless I make it) sodas, etc. Don't use wheat although I do have quinoa. Also don't use most commercial personal care products.  No longer use shampoo and conditioner, nor convetional deodorant.  There are natural alternatives to most everything, and they work.”

darcylu on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:10:09

“Yup, the quality of my food is most important - local organic farms stands are great right now! I have been working on this for 16 months, and have become consistently strict, because my body can tell the difference. I have changed my cleaning products totally, but I still have a few personal care products to replace - like shampoo! Thanks for that reminder. Baby steps helped me make huge changes in my life, bit by bit.

I wish you all the best in your journey, and somehow find a way to enjoy the ride. My positive attitude is a huge help to me, but I need a spiritual refresher right now, because the negativity keeps popping up (relating to other issues, lol). We do the best we can, with what we have!

Now to look for shampoo alternatives - vinegar rinse? I have never tried it! Take care.”
Running Of The Bulls Death: 16-Year-Old Boy Gored At Isso Festival

Running Of The Bulls Death: 16-Year-Old Boy Gored At Isso Festival

Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:32:26 in World

“My daughter had no compunction about trying out silly stunts. And, I maintain, boys are easier because they're predictable, temperament-wise. Girls well, you never know what's going through their heads.  One day you think all's okay, the next day you'd think the earth caved in by the way they're acting. Thankfully, mine are all grown now.  I told my daughter to beware:  One day she mi ght have a daughter just like herself. ”
Running Of The Bulls Death: 16-Year-Old Boy Gored At Isso Festival

Running Of The Bulls Death: 16-Year-Old Boy Gored At Isso Festival

Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 15:15:26 in World

“I wouldn't. I've raised both, and from what I've seen, girls are more inclined to take stupid risks at an earlier age.

As an added bonus, they're very secretive.”

Zilo on Jul 28, 2013 at 15:19:35

“Girls take risks with boys---usually because they want to fit in and be liked (a socialization problem). Boys just take stupid risks for fun and to see what would happen. I would take a girl any day over a boy.”
I Lost Weight: John M. Brown Lost 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

I Lost Weight: John M. Brown Lost 130 Pounds With The Help Of A Paleo Diet

Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 13:56:15 in Healthy Living

“Well, I cannot tell a lie:  It's because I've been guilty ot it. Hate to admit that, but there it is.”

darcylu on Jul 29, 2013 at 07:55:26

“We all have, lol. But I now do strict Paleo (not for weight loss) and I consider all grains, all dairy, all sugars, all soy/legumes, all processed/packaged foods to be junk food, because my body cannot tolerate them. This has allowed me to regain function in my body (like being able to move, walk, drive, cook, shop, clean, etc).

I had to get to a very low point in my life before I would try once more, with this lifestyle ... and it has truly changed my life. Most people do not get this desperate. But I am a believer, and I won't go back. Failure is no longer an option for me.”
Marc Erwin Babej's 'Mask Of Perfection' Series Explores A Scary Side Of Beauty Culture

Marc Erwin Babej's 'Mask Of Perfection' Series Explores A Scary Side Of Beauty Culture

Commented Jul 28, 2013 at 02:03:56 in Women

“And how.  And we, as women, buy into it, hook, line and sinker. I won't pretend I don't know why.  I saw it growing up:  People who were physically very attractive, were nearly always given preferential treatment. It still holds true today.  People say it doesn't, but it does. And, there are people who simply refuse to change themselves to fit someone else's beauty ideal.  And that, in of itself, has its own beauty. But plastic surgeons don't make money on those folks.”
Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 14:50:54 in Impact

“So typical of one who can dish it out, but can't take it.”

Last Call on Jul 28, 2013 at 20:17:34

“If you had anything relevant to say, I could take it. Problem is that your comment is insipid. Done.”
Why High Heels Are Actually The Worst Shoes Ever

Why High Heels Are Actually The Worst Shoes Ever

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 14:40:12 in Style

“It's scary, to me.  All I can imagine is if they fall.  I was so happy when I switched to flats; I'd forgotten what it was like to walk without adjusting my gait, to ensure I didn't trip.”

Highball on Jul 27, 2013 at 14:58:28

“Then again, Posh LIVES in heels, so ... :)”
Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 00:48:33 in Impact

“No, I don't.   You've misinterpreted the comment, completely.”

Last Call on Jul 27, 2013 at 05:30:10

“You bore me.”
North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World (VIDEO)

North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 00:27:49 in Green

“Interesting, but I don't agree with you.

While I don't put much stock in every Armageddon prediction, one only has to look at the rate at which diseases are killing people.

Cancer is far more widespread than ever it was, as is heart disease. Breast cancer rates have tripled since the mid-twnetieth century, with no slowing in sight.

What I always find fascinating, is when a person is stricken with a serious malady, heart disease, or Diabetes, for instance, they will be treated, likely medicated, and told to modify their lifestyles to reduce further risk.

Some will do it, an awful lot won't. They figure since the drugs are controlling their blood pressure, or blood sugar, they can carry on much as they did before. I see this around me all the time.

And how is slowing our growth rate of any value? Just curious about that one.

Agree about the increase in food productivity, but the food being produced seems to be doing quite the opposite of what it's intended for. Chemical additives aren't good for you; nor are chickens and cows who are farmed in conditions which require constant monitoring, and are fed food cut with toxic antibiotics to speed their growth for market.

This is a world that is reliant on chemicals to keep our food and water 'clean' and to keep us from eating ourselves to death.

Yes, that's so much better.”

tcoxdenver on Jul 27, 2013 at 02:32:23

“Cancer is more widespread because it is primarily a disease of old age, and most people now live longer. (In addition, screening programs have greatly increased the number of cases of breast cancer that are diagnosed.) Age-adjusted cancer mortality rates have declined (e.g., http://openi.nlm.nih.gov/detailedresult.php?img=2409759_90-6601744f1&req=4, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16737949) and cancer survival rates have improved significantly (http://progressreport.cancer.gov/doc_detail.asp?pid=1&did=2007&chid=75&coid=727&mid=).

Slowing population growth rate is valuable insofar as it invalidates Malthusian assumptions and projections.

Chemical additives can indeed be good for you (e.g., vitamins, iron). One needs to be specific, rather than general, in making assertions about their effects. Similarly, specific antibiotics used to promote healthy growth in food animals in the U.S. are *not* toxic to people at relevant doses, notwithstanding a lot of disinformation to the contrary.”
Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 00:11:14 in Impact

“Great idea. I sometimes think leaving everything to a charity is the best idea, since there won't be anything for family members to squabble over.”

Last Call on Jul 27, 2013 at 00:33:53

“You miss the point, completely.”
Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Sam Simon, 'The Simpsons' Co-Creator Dying From Cancer, To Donate Fortune To Charity

Commented Jul 27, 2013 at 00:10:04 in Impact

“Not really: Vegetarians, as opposed to vegans, consume some animal proteins, such as dairy products and eggs. Pesco vegetarians eat seafood, as well.

And being a vegetarian/vegan doesn't automatically mean they don't smoke, drink or eat packaged/processed foods with oodles of chemical additives.

Pick up a pack of those hotdogs, soy I think, that are made for vegetarians. There are more additives on the ingredients list, than Carter has little liver pills.”
North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World (VIDEO)

North Pole Melting Leaves Small Lake At The Top Of The World (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 22:41:46 in Green

“The earth will always be here.

It's people who aren't bright enough to survive the effects of the disasters they've created.

We have been warned, again, and again, and again, year after year, decade after decade, that we're destroying ourselves.

And yet we keep right on doing what we've always done: Look for ways to make our lives more convenient, at a faster rate, at the expense of our air, water, and food supplies.

Even if a handful survived what we've worked so hard to wreck, eventually, they'd do the same thing.”

tcoxdenver on Jul 26, 2013 at 23:10:24

“Yes, we have been warned repeatedly since at least 1798 when Malthus foresaw "epidemics, pestilence, and plague... [and] gigantic inevitable famine stalks in the rear, and with one mighty blow levels the population..." Happily, from Malthus in 1798 to Paul Ehrlich in 1968 (who predicted humanity starving by the 1970s, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Population_Bomb), the doom-sayers have proved poor prophets. Far from making "our lives more convenient, at a faster rate, at the expense of our air, water, and food supplies," we now have much cleaner air and water and much greater food productivity than ever before (see Figure 4.6, http://www.ifpri.org/sites/default/files/publications/gfp.pdf). Scaring the gullible with stories and photos (without mentioning that the ice on which the camera sits has drifted far south to warmer areas, or that warmer weather during summer at these latitudes is not at all unusual, e.g., http://www.climatecentral.org/news/melting-at-north-pole-how-bad-is-it-16294) remains popular.

Another news flash -- people actually have been plenty bright enough to survive the so-called "disasters they've created." Malthus, Carson, Ehrlich et al. notwithstanding, here we are, more numerous than ever, slowing our growth rate, and generally doing better in all sorts of ways than ever before (www.huffingtonpost.com/ricardo-b-salinas/the-rational-optimist_b_1872247.html). The ecodisaster narrative is powerful, but not factually accurate.”
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