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  • Birthday 11/12/1971

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  1. I'm sorry. The only thing I can tell you that hasn't been said is it gets easier over time.
  2. November 12th is my favorite day of the year The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is brilliant! I love that members of one of my all-time favorite groups, Savatage, make up a few of it's founding members. I am so excited for Christmas this year. Gwendolyn is 4 years old and this one will be the start of the magic.
  3. I love how it's always the poor who have the onus to make the world a better place. Like, the responsibility of the wealthy begins and ends with meeting government regulations on wages/hours/safety regulations. Also, who is going to help the underserved if it isn't the government? If one cannot petition the government for redress from unethical employers then what is an individual suppose to do?.'Get a better job/you made the choice to work there/you should have gone to a college you can't afford' works only when there is a choice. When all the employers in an area offer the same level of wages no matter what level of education you're stuck. *Takes a deep breath* I wasn't going to say much, really. But I felt there had to be a counterpoint to all this job-creator love.
  4. This is why I stopped talking politics on this site. Too many people using the same definitions for completely different words But I have to add: It shouldn't be surprising if nations which espouse (and practice) Christian ideals enjoy the most personal freedoms. Love one another, and by their fruits ye shall know them.
  5. Thank you so much, it means a lot. She's doing as well as can be expected. My dad has had many heart attacks and episodes over the years that us kids have pretty much got use to the idea that he's immortal. But she's always known that one day this would happen.
  6. Here is a great article I read and immediately thought it would bring a lot to the discussion http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/18/magazine/who-gets-to-graduate.html?action=click&contentCollection=Opinion&module=MostEmailed&version=Full&region=Marginalia&src=me&pgtype=article
  7. No question. Just pondering the idea that someone who has the opportunity to play the violin in a community orchestra (lives in a community with an orchestra), attends a school that offers quirky little sports like golf, has the start - up capital to create a business, knows enough publishing people to get 4 books out into the world (even 1 book is amazing, it's a difficult world to break in to, those must be awesome books), and has the time to help inner - city kids with problems not faced by his peer group (assuming this person doesn't live in an inner-city, sorry), is somehow under served by his community.
  8. PC, can you read what you wrote again, please, with regards to privilege
  9. I wonder why my tiny baby sleeping so peacefully next to me acts like she's a big girl when she's awake (ó﹏ò。)
  10. oh I totally forgot about the fish genes in tomatoes
  11. Everything will be ok, really. Heavenly Father is ready and willing to bless you and the little life you're growing. Be open to inspiration and take care of yourself! Being a single parent isn't the end of the world, and adoption isn't, either.
  12. My objection to GMOs is their parent companies business practices, including going on to non-customer's farms and stealing samples of the plants to test for patented genes from cross-pollination and then suing the poor farmers. The actual gene tampering to increase yields are a good thing, IMHO . edit: I apologize for errors, apparently my wireless keyboard's batteries are dying.