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Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Commented May 28, 2011 at 17:37:31 in World

“and this is relevant to my posting, how?”
Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Commented May 28, 2011 at 13:17:17 in World

“Three points. One relevant to this article, the others here because i can't put them where they are appropriate at this time.

1. The leader for this is article is misleading. Very much so. I turned to this to see what Obama thinks is a model for democracy (i.e. representation ala popular vote for instance), to find out Obama is talking about emergent democracies that should be supported. While i agree with the latter, what i was interested in was hardly this. I was misled.

2. I am logged in at the moment, as evidenced by my comment. However, when i go to the Canadian site, which i was want to before this, to make a comment, i was told that my login doesn't work there. Do i really have to have a separate login or is this just growing pains?

3. Thanks for the Canadian site. I have wanted to see one for a long time. Were i interested in the news game, that's what i would have set up a year or two ago, when i realized that a Canadiancentric site would be great, and that there wasn't one. What blows me away is that the people who are in the news business in Canada didn't do this themselves. What a lost opportunity. How hard can it be, once one has a template. It's not like HP has a patent on presentation or collation.

Thanks again HP.

ps - where's the word counter? It's not here.”

Mark Knudsen on May 28, 2011 at 13:32:34

“you might listen to forgien radio stations either via th net or on short wave a radio good enough for their sttions cost only a little more than a week worth of starbucks...which is more impoertant knowing whawt others viewpoint is or having a caffin fix the answer to thn one will show your real prioritiess in life...theold viking”
Santa vs. Jesus

Santa vs. Jesus

Commented Dec 25, 2011 at 14:50:58 in Canada

“New found respect Mr. Frum. Nice article.”
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"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)": 10 Xmas Songs That Retain Their Heat

Commented Dec 15, 2011 at 23:14:09 in Entertainment

“For your consideration: Happy eff'n Holidays eh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qf5mjwyhG_o

rickthaluddite on Dec 16, 2011 at 05:13:12

“good one”
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TV: A Box Full of Good Memories

Commented Dec 14, 2011 at 16:01:31 in TV

“more than memories, it's company”

signgrrl on Dec 19, 2011 at 10:07:07

“BINGO.”
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Forget a Name? 6 Tips for Faking It

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 21:52:32 in Healthy Living

“Don't pretend, use the fact of your name flub as a conversation opener, the benefit being that one takes another step towards better knowing the other person, which is the way we develop friendship (or enmity, as the case may be, ha ha). Often, the other person will admit to their own culpability in this regard, and one is off to a good start in furthering the depth of the relationship. In other words, there's nothing wrong with forgetting someone's name, people do it all the time, with acquaintances, good friends, and even family. Deceptive fake it strategies are a waste of time. In a large family, who hasn't run down the list of one's familiars only to find one has forgotten who the hell they wanted to address in the first place.”
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Men Aren't Funnier Than Women: Ridiculous Study Attempts To Answer Stupid Question

Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 20:31:33 in Comedy

“of course men are funnier than women. Haven't you noticed. They're hilarious. It's the testosterone I believe. Goes straight to the funny bone. Not to mention they're more intelligent. Just ask anyone. Especially them.”

drzoon on Nov 17, 2011 at 21:03:37

“Men have a sense of humor about themselves... And so do the women that are funny. There's not many... But when they figure out not to have a chick ego, then they have a shot”
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What are Psychopaths Like in Real Life?

Commented Nov 7, 2011 at 21:21:06 in UK Lifestyle

“As a one time "psychopath," I would like to add that it is my opinion that psychopathy is a condition of nurture, as in arrested development, not, as this article seems to suggest by usage, a 'natural' characteristic created by nature. My further opinion is that psychopathy is a symptom, a particularly virulent one in some cases, but a symptom none the less, stemming from a lack of empathy and empathy training during the critical stages of a child's early development.

From my experience as a once split off and emotionally disassociated psychological cripple with no connection to my feelings, with a full dose of emotional and otherwise abandonment and abuse in my childhood, checking in for at least 2/3's of Dr. Hare's list, isolated and dissafected, I have become a well rounded, emotionally functional human being, empathetic, individuated and actualized, once a thorn on society's backside, now an amiable and creatively functioning asset to my community.

Empathy, a natural adjunct to the human condition, needs nurture to grow, and is the key to the fullness of emotional depth.”

Caru on Nov 8, 2011 at 12:49:57

“I happen to agree to an extent. Empathy has to be taught to humans, much in the same way that flight needs to be taught to ducks.”
Lucien Lionel Chenier Charged With Spray Painting His Name On Grand Canyon

Lucien Lionel Chenier Charged With Spray Painting His Name On Grand Canyon

Commented Sep 4, 2011 at 13:33:24 in Green

“'scuse me but... he 'vandalized' a rock! That's just... dethpicable! (I'm trying hard not to roll over in my grave).What does he think he is, a rock painting Neanderthal? Yeesh. Now, throwing the spray can into the canyon, that's offensive.”
Tar Sands Action Protests In Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Tar Sands Action Protests In Washington, D.C. (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 20, 2011 at 22:47:32 in Green

“And there is no ignorance more ignorant than willful ignorance. If you really can't see how we are fouling our own nest, try sitting in a bathtub for a few days and nights without getting out to go to the toilet. Get the picture?”

hellinahandcart on Aug 21, 2011 at 08:43:13

“Fanned.”
Tone Deaf on the Oil Sands

Tone Deaf on the Oil Sands

Commented Aug 19, 2011 at 20:13:36 in Canada

“And meanwhile, Exxon is blasting out commercials touting "north america's" world competing oil deposits, and how "our" (read 'their') oil sand extraction process is now as clean as 'many' other forms of fuel extraction.

Wonder how long we'll be 'just friends' once the crunch comes. Question is, which comes first, oil extinction, or global extinction?”
Nate Smith And Nick Smith: Identical Twins Involved In $50,000 Hockey Shot Mix-Up (VIDEO)

Nate Smith And Nick Smith: Identical Twins Involved In $50,000 Hockey Shot Mix-Up (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 15, 2011 at 18:58:43 in Parents

“This is a pretty good hair to be splitting. The obvious way is definitely the ethical thing, and I'm mostly for that. One never knows where a lie is going to end up, not to mention the psychological weight one has to bear as a result of upholding a lie (and I ain't talking about guilt here, just plain old mental stress).

On the other hand, I did vote for take the money and run (old habits die hard, ha ha) before I really stopped to consider my response, thinking that what the machine don't know ain't going to hurt it. And that's all the ethical consideration I think this deserves visa vie the machine and it's place in my world. But I still get back to that psychological weight thing. After all, how much is peace of mind worth to a person? I know it has taken me a long time and a lot of effort to achieve even the little bit of inner peace I have, and and $50 grand don't even cover the price of admission. It's a point worth thinking about. Kudos to the dad, and I hope this works out for the kids.”
Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting

Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting

Commented Aug 13, 2011 at 10:21:21 in Education

“thanks for the comment. But it's not just empathy and compassion.The longer we continue to look past the sins and omissions of neglectful and even well meaning but otherwise destructive and misguided parenting, the longer we will continue to scapegoat the young and the innocent. Of course, in this sense, we are all innocents, unrealized as we may be, but we gotta start somewhere. Maybe a few less people on this shrinking ball might help us focus our efforts. Seems life is cheap.”
Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting

Michael Phelps, Indiana Teen, Sentenced To 35 Years In Prison For School Shooting

Commented Aug 12, 2011 at 21:43:04 in Education

“Make no mistake, I do not excuse nor condone the behavior of this kid. On the other hand, maybe we 'should' be holding parents more responsible for the actions of their children. We are all indoctrinated from day one, and the more ingrained that indoctrination, the less likely anyone is to be able to break free from the dictates and chains of our own particular and singular childhoods. In that light, the sentencing of this child, still obviously tied to the umbilical chord of a disabled mother, and not yet free from the ravages of puberty and the maelstrom of emotion that that is, is absurd in the extreme, the judge a victim of his own childhood inculcation and prejudice, the pronouncement "If you were a child and remorseful, you would have not made a weapon," a shining example of just how blind lady justice can be.”

plaidsportcoat on Aug 12, 2011 at 23:03:34

“I'm liking the compassionate posters on this thread. sometimes it feels like showing empathy and compassion will soon put you in jail for life around here.”
What If Women Were in Charge of the Debt Talks?

What If Women Were in Charge of the Debt Talks?

Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 10:51:12 in Women

“"replace every mention of men in the previous article with women and testostero­ne with estrogen."

Ackshully, that's kind of the point. Hormones have attributes, and affect us all in different ways. Testosterone is good for aggression, estrogen less so. Aggression, and all those wonderful behaviours (belligerence, hyper anger, one sided goal seeking etc) that seem to accompany it like faithful but vicious dogs, are not really necessary for parleys around the kitchen table when one is doing the family budget. Not everyone is the same, and some men handle their testosterone differently from others, but in the main, testosterone is the less friendly of the two hormones. And there is no doubt that in the deficit debacle, (a heavy handed move by republicans to take advantage of their house majority to satisfy their prime objective of making Obama and his presidency a failure in whatever way they can by whatever means possible to the detriment of whomever gets caught in the crossfire - jobs are being cut as a result of this 'settlement'), that common sense and sincere concern for the care and feeding of the US body politic was co-opted by obstinate, wrong headed, men who's real agenda is abundantly clear to anyone with half a brain (present company excepted of course).

And no misandrist moi. Some of my best friends are men.I just keep 'em chained up in the yard where they can howl to their heart's content (tee hee).”

craichead2011 on Aug 5, 2011 at 15:40:24

“If it wasn't for testosterone, we'd all still be living in grass huts and most of the babies wouldn't live past five.”

Tony Pepperoni on Aug 5, 2011 at 12:39:42

“You are right on one thing. Some people handle their hormones differently, and the women that claw their way to the top of the political world handle their negotiations like the men do. This article assumes that the women in the negotiations would be kindergarten teachers, but that isn't the case.

The OP even screwed up her facts on the study of men on Wall St. They took huge risks. Congress wouldn't take any risks and that is why compromise was so impossible.”
What If Women Were in Charge of the Debt Talks?

What If Women Were in Charge of the Debt Talks?

Commented Aug 5, 2011 at 10:13:42 in Women

“Oh, that's so sweet. I'm sorry, I didn't mean to offend, but thanks for the feedback. Not male hating at all, just cognizant of the inherent attributes of testosterone and male entitlement. Not a good mix for diplomacy or win/win negotiations.”
What If Women Were in Charge of the Debt Talks?

What If Women Were in Charge of the Debt Talks?

Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 19:33:28 in Women

“Couldn't agree more ackshully. As a person who has experienced both types of hormones, let me tell you, what a relief to be testosterone free. Good for a lot of things, testosterone is not so good for others, and the above examples of pis*ing contests and testosterone aggravated egos rings true to me. Not to mention the overall patriarchal bent of our at least western civilization, where conflict, openly on display as 'sports' where the win is decidedly one sided, is celebrated as religiously as most holier than thou institutions, and is the go to knee jerk reaction evident in most of the hostile actions taking place around the world at this time.

Sorry guys, but 'till you know what it's like to not be at the beck and call of your 'other' head, and you do know what I mean, you will never really get what the world is like when you aren't competing for everything (and again, you do know what I mean).

Trouble is, we are in a patriarchy model, have been for some time now, and until that pendulum swings, it's kinda like waiting for Godot. By the time 'she' gets here, we'll all be long gone.”

lklex on Aug 4, 2011 at 23:25:58

“You've been watching too much television and reading too many "HUFFWOMEN" articles. You, too, have another head, but, truth be told, it's very small...and, contrary to what you may have been led to believe from your male-hating feminist friends, there's not a second brain in it.”
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Schwarzenegger, DSK and Heterosexual Privilege

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 19:45:38 in Media

“ooops, there it is. Hmmm.”
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Schwarzenegger, DSK and Heterosexual Privilege

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 19:44:28 in Media

“thanks Jennysez - i still don't. On two computers no less. How odd.”
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Schwarzenegger, DSK and Heterosexual Privilege

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 10:17:38 in Media

“Hooray, my Google link works here now. Thank you HP. Except that my avatar/icon doesn't show up on the top. Are we not to get this feature on the Canadian site (whine, bi*t*h, moan)?

Excellent observation and querie Ms. Ferber. And if i may venture a thought, is it not really that only a certain ignorant and reactionary segment of society (albeit a rather vociferous and obnoxiously self-righteous one) holds to this myopic delusion, those often being the very ones that engage in the behaviors you bemoan. As far as i can tell, anyone with half a brain, a functioning 'heart,' and a capacity for critical thought moves on from that half baked perspective rather quickly as one becomes engaged with the deeper aspects of human privilege and experience, the ever unfolding discovery of the self, the art of living.

The only sane response to bigotry and intolerance, should one have to acknowledge it at all is "i know i am, but what are you?"”

jennysez on Jun 1, 2011 at 13:47:40

“I see your avatar nanci!”
Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Commented May 28, 2011 at 17:37:31 in World

“and this is relevant to my posting, how?”
The Bible: As Relevant (and Misunderstood) as Ever

The Bible: As Relevant (and Misunderstood) as Ever

Commented May 28, 2011 at 13:29:48 in Religion

“Surely you mean: "as 'irrelevant' and 'misunderstood by all those who think blind faith is a virtue.'" The bible and it's blind legions are a plague upon our world today. Those who transgress in the name of their denial of anything that doesn't jive with this so misused collection of rag tag reminiscences and contradictory fallacies are fools indeed. Happy post End of Days, or End of the World, or whatever that 'religious' fiasco was that wasted so much of everyone's time recently. I hear it was called on account of disbelief?”
Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Commented May 28, 2011 at 13:17:17 in World

“Three points. One relevant to this article, the others here because i can't put them where they are appropriate at this time.

1. The leader for this is article is misleading. Very much so. I turned to this to see what Obama thinks is a model for democracy (i.e. representation ala popular vote for instance), to find out Obama is talking about emergent democracies that should be supported. While i agree with the latter, what i was interested in was hardly this. I was misled.

2. I am logged in at the moment, as evidenced by my comment. However, when i go to the Canadian site, which i was want to before this, to make a comment, i was told that my login doesn't work there. Do i really have to have a separate login or is this just growing pains?

3. Thanks for the Canadian site. I have wanted to see one for a long time. Were i interested in the news game, that's what i would have set up a year or two ago, when i realized that a Canadiancentric site would be great, and that there wasn't one. What blows me away is that the people who are in the news business in Canada didn't do this themselves. What a lost opportunity. How hard can it be, once one has a template. It's not like HP has a patent on presentation or collation.

Thanks again HP.

ps - where's the word counter? It's not here.”

Mark Knudsen on May 28, 2011 at 13:32:34

“you might listen to forgien radio stations either via th net or on short wave a radio good enough for their sttions cost only a little more than a week worth of starbucks...which is more impoertant knowing whawt others viewpoint is or having a caffin fix the answer to thn one will show your real prioritiess in life...theold viking”
Michael Moore To Piers Morgan On Bin Laden: 'We've Lost Something Of Our Soul' (VIDEO)

Michael Moore To Piers Morgan On Bin Laden: 'We've Lost Something Of Our Soul' (VIDEO)

Commented May 8, 2011 at 23:02:23 in Media

“There is always reason to try discourse and rational thinking before going in with all guns blazing. If you have to force it, it's not your brain you're using.”
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