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Peter G. Hill: you are an idiot! of course she is entitled to this $, in part because the law already said it is hers (community property) but even without the law, its the right thing to do. I know plenty of folks whose wives made more $ than their husbands did..before they had children and they were both working full time jobs in their chosen careers. HOWEVER ... since men can't deliver babies and breastfeed, it's the WIFE who takes off work for the child-bearing years. If you're a loving mother and want your children raised by their mother and/or father (instead of a low-paid non-family Nanny or Day-Care Facility) then that equates to at least 16 years of being off the job market...if you only have one kid! I choose 16 years because that's when kids can drive themselves around...but I'm staying home until my last kid is off to college. They need parents around for longer than the 6 weeks the company gives you "off" for maternity leave. Now here is the question for you: Ever try to get back into the work force after not being paid for your career-work for 16 (or more!) years? Yeah, right. I see plenty of people (men and women) who have been laid off and unemployed for only MONTHS and nobody wants to offer them employment. Try being out of the workforce for 16 years and see how quickly you get laughed out of HR... Even if she had never worked...the assumption in most marriages when the wife stays home is that HOME and CHILD development is her contribution...while income-generation is HIS contribution. By keeping her pants ON and keeping things moving on the home-front with the children, she satisfied her part of the "bargain" while he obviously did not (messed up in the faithful part!) How can you say that she can "get a job" now to support herself? What kind of job could she get? what would it pay? Why should HE continue with his lavish lifestyle that they both had...when HE was the one who messed up?
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Exploring alone....isn't this the kind of thing they teach 5 year olds NOT to do in school, scouts, etc? Why does it suddenly become OK when you hit an age or an experience level? Did she refuse the helicopter because she didn't want to pay for it? Costs were already incurred at that point...or was she too embarassed and didn't want to admit to her hiker friends that she was med-evac'ed out? IS this some kind of macho thing? Lucky for her someone happened along to save her otherwise it woudn't be until the spring thaw that anyone knew where she went...IF THEN! If her years of experience didn't help her to make better choices re: equipment, clothing, buddy-system, etc...I guess experience doesn't count for much. I suppose I'd rather be a KNOWLEDGEABLE hiker than an EXPERIENCED one. The Knowledgeable one had a buddy hiking along and some food.
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Read a few posts, then it got repetitive. Has it ever occurred to you that some people don't WANT contact with neighbors and random people with whom you share an address? For whatever reason she was not in regular contact with family or friends for a long time and her death went unnoticed. Maybe non-contact is what she wanted! Now everyone's boo-hooing that they didn't see her/talk with her/be a better friend. Maybe she didn't want to be everyone's friend. Ever think of that? I know several people who are perfectly happy doing "their own thing" and don't enjoy anyone from their immediate family. Is this so rare? There are a few people I'd like to vote off my extended-family island. ;-) The comments about the electricity not being shut off are very funny. Based on the posters here, you'd think everyone still walked down main street to pay the utility bills in cash every month, like the 40's! I prefer having direct-deposit and automatic withdrawl on all my regular accounts.
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Just some questions that are not answered by the article. Are any of the people in the story illegal immigrants? Legal residents? Why would someone go and meet their ex at a hotel, instead of a public place? Why would the daughter crawl through a window instead of getting the hotel management to simply open up the door? What possessed this woman to marry this man and then want to divorce him later? 17 years later? She asked for the divorce but you don't say WHY. That would be interesting to know. maybe he'd been beating her up> maybe he didn't have a good enough job? maybe he was a psycho loser? Maybe she had a better offer lately? to KAS--there are many ways out for a woman--1. don't get involved with pyscho creeps to begin with. Don't go to private hotel rooms alone. Do some research before procreating with any guy--if a child results you'll be dealing with him for the rest of your life. Or his. Whichever comes first. If women had a little more self-respect and higher standards, this sort of thing wouldn't happen because the marriage and child wouldn't have happened in the first place. sorry for the woman and I hope the daughter has better sense with her body/decisions/life.
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Puh-Leaze! You get all caught up in semantics re: old school vs. new school. If you want to truly be old school, go back to the ancient Greek and read the bible and the scripture in the original language. Then you'll see how far the Anglican and Catholic church really ARE from the original Christian faith. Remember those patriarchates that Rome separated from during the big schism? Well, Rome left "the group" and went on it's merry way with the inquisition and etc. The rest of "the group" is still around (it's called the Eastern Orthodox Church) and is practicing as close to the original faith as you can get these days. At many Orthodox seminaries here in the states and abroad they require the seminarians to learn ancient Greek and read original texts and to GO and LIVE IN GREECE to learn from the monks. You'll find these Orthodox parishes in the US listed under their ethnicity usually.. Russian Orthodox Church or OCA (Orthodox Church in America) Antiochian Orthodox Church Greek Orthodox Church Romanian Orthodox Church Serbian...you get the idea. When you start picking nits at the TRANSLATION errors from the Greek to other languges to modern-day English...well...it makes you look a little shallow and uneducated. Just sayin'.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2011 on A ghost at the royal wedding at Opinion L.A.
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to curtis: who says there is not a legal option? There most certainly is...but most people don't want to wait for the process to complete, so they just come illegally. What ever happened to patience? My family waited for years to get all their papers in order and approved and guess what....we got here legally and it didn't take a lifetime. But coming here legally or illegally are not her only options...she could also go and start the immigration process into another country. There are LOTS of other countries in the world she could move to. Her "only option" isn't the USA! Another option? STAY WHERE YOU ARE BORN and then there is no need to lie about how/why you're there.
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as i recall, the engineer who was texting died in the crash, so at least he got the consequences of his actions. Really. Texting while conducting a train? Unfortunately, 25 other people died and more than one hundered were injured...and it wasn't their fault at all. For those of you who don't like the new higher (but not high enough!) fines for using a hand-held phone while driving a car or riding a bike...THIS is why the fines ought to be raised higher. people who think they're so smart, so coordinated, so awesome often create situations where others are killed or injured. Get some common sense and keep your eyes on the road and your hands upon the wheel (or handlebars) and stop putting the rest of our lives in danger just so that you can chat with Aunt Millie or close that BIG DEAL and hit your numbers this month!
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This reminds me of all the "cold case" stories on TV. The information was all present at the time of the crime yet the police were not able to put it all together and make the connection and subsequent arrest. Do the officers on this case still qualify for their full pension and benefits till death even though they had this guy in their jail cell (arrested) after the murder and didn't put 2 + 2 together to get 4? There are a few jobs/careers I wish I'd pursued as a youth. Fireman, Policeman and Weatherman. In each of these you can do a horrible job and still get paid well, never get fired and in the case of weatherman you can be outright WRONG day after day and you're still employed. Compare that with people who go to work every day and get things RIGHT and they still don't have the pensions, benefits or job security after 20-30-40 years on the job.
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more details, please? From the photo it looks like the wall was not fully in place in that one section...why not? What kind of barrier is so flimsy that a car can drive through it? Sawhorses? Orange cones? I'm surprised that if the safety wall wasn't in place that there wasn't a k-rail or something solid there. it's not just in case an 'idiot' (see other posters' words) doesn't drive off the edge--someone getting hit solidly from behind could also be pushed through a flimsy barrier and get killed. Witnessed an accident like that a few years back at a railroad crossing. Lights-Bells-Arms coming down. I stopped at the limit line. Car next to me stopped at the limit line. Car BEHIND the car next to me is a complete drunk doofus and rear-ends the car next to me, pushing it onto the tracks. Too late--nobody even had a chance to unlock their doors . Train was there and crushed them in their car. It wasn't their fault at all...they were fully stopped at the limit line. RIP the poor person who went off the edge of the parking garage. Can't wait to hear the rest of the story to see what the situation was and how it happened.
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to Michael--yes, I'm sure their pensions will be just fine, even if convicted. to james--I'm hoping that the papers publishes the photos too 'cause it may jog the memory of parents (who don't always keep track of kids' teachers names) and make sure that any/all possible victims are able to come forward. LA TImes--are the teachers suspended with pay? without pay? More info would be great for those of us with students in the district/s schools they were involved with.
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I wonder why there are usually photos of people involved in traffic accidents, possible DUI's and other alleged crimes, but no photos displayed for these two teachers who are accused of something so gross. LA Times--either put everyone's photos up, or nobody's. Don't play favorites. Are there rules preventing you from posting photos? I'm sure the DMV has a set available...or their booking photos...either one would be fine with me.
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Sad that it happened. SOunded like the woman was a "not so savvy" older lady who doesn't understand that the internet should be trusted about the same as the newspaper. The same could be said about a lot of youth too though. They are often waaaay too trusting if they were brought up into a trusting, safe family environment. Without proper coaching, they think that EVERYONE in the world is just as nice as their own family. These days, though, everyone is so mobile. You really don't know much about people, other than what they tell you, and it could all be a big lie. Without investigating...you don't know the truth. So WHO in their right mind would bring a person they don't know well to their home? Unless you live at the police station, it's not a good idea. I tell my nieces & nephews all the time that they've got to keep a safe distance from new people...especially people who you have no idea about. Especially when they go off to college. What do you know about these new kids' family, their upbringing, their friends. It could be anyone! (rapist, murderer, burgler, random creepy dude, someone after your money...you pick!) I run a business out of my home and I never meet anyone there, never invite clients over, never use my home address or phone # on anything...and I've got 6 people living in my house--3 are adult males who can give you a whoopin' if you need it. People just don't have a sense of self preservation anymore...or maybe it was blind trust...or maybe the hormones? In any event, Match.Com is not liable and I hope it's proved out that way in the courts. If your Aunt Edna introduced you to a "nice man" she met at church and he jumped you like this..would you sue your Aunt Edna?
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to mark: I totally agree. With some of the fire stations on ?brownouts these days in LA they are trying to save money. What they need to do is get rid of the over-stuffed boys who sit around all day and eat food that we pay for...watching cable tv (I can't afford cable TV!) and once in a while entertain some girl/boy scouts at the station. Building codes are such that most houses and businesses don't burn down so quikly, if at all...what with sprinkler systems and fire-retardent wood studs/framing..and yet all the firestations are fully staffed as if we all live in log cabins in the middle of a dry prairie. A retired firefighter I know (unfortunately, an up-the-street neighbor where we used to live) is a perfect example. Fat. Slob. Unpleasant personality. Know it all. Takes offence at imagined slights. He worked the night shift on purpose so he could "get paid while sleeping" and only got trained on things that had to be used in a city so that he never got assigned to work wildfires/canyon fires. Just the easy stuff, thank you! During the day he had a 2nd job as a RE agent. His wife (who threw him out at least once because he was a big, abusive jerk) got to manage all the childcare and housework while holding down a fulltime job herself (she's another story!). Now this guy who was never involved with his own kids and had 3 full time jobs between himself and his wife is sitting around on his fat butt bothering the neighbors all the time. Pestering kids, annoying adults. Too bad all that work and $ he earned didn't teach him to be a decent human being. The neighbors who still live on that street can't wait till he moves or gets carried out, feet first.
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Yeah, Nordstrom is probably not making as much $ off of us as in prior years. It's a business and they can do what they want with their profits, interior decorating, etc. Not sure what all the fuss is about though, really. Most of the stuff you can get there you can get at other stores too..or online at their website. If you feel you need a fancy environment to buy stuff...why is that? You feel extra special with live music? Do you need that from a STORE? Really? I enjoyed the music when I was there but if they want to ditch the live players for recorded music in all their departments, they're sending a message to their customers. Can you hear it? (we think your habits are sufficiently ingrained that you will shop here even if we remove some or all of the niceties that we used to offer!)
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Yes, in the interest of public safety and knowledge...it would be helpful to be directed to a website that has the bridges listed. Just like when studies come out re: hospital error rates and such...if someone has done a study why can't we, THE DRIVING PUBLIC, get access to the information!? This information is useless without the supporting detail.
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Thanksfully I've never been in a situation where I heard screaming coming from a neighbor's house (or anywhere else) but seriously folks...what kind of neighbors are these? Does it cost a lot of money to make a phone call to the police and ask them to check it out? Concerned about your privacy? Stroll down to the local grocery store and use the pay phone...use an assumed name if you can't leave an anonymous tip...but don't ignore someone's screaming! Reminds me of the Milgram Experiment (look it up) but even more creepy because someone really WAS getting hurt. People--help your fellow People!
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Fined $800? Where is the consequence here, exactly? This is as dumb as fining the Wisconsin "runaway baby" legislators $100 a day for not coming to work and doing their job. At the salaries they make...who is going to care about $100/day?
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I agree wholeheartedly with Joe: "How many times must it be said? Gays have the same right to marry a member of the opposite sex that hetros have. If you people want to form a union with a member of the same sex go for it, just don't call it marriage."
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to OC Teacher: Are you daft? Probably a public school teacher with ideas like that. YES kids who are breaking the law OUGHT to feel the consequences...just like adults do (should) or we're doing them a dis-service in the course of their growing years. If kids think they can get away with anything because they're still in school, well, that's crap. Consequences are real in the natural world and shouldn't be any less so in the contrived environment we live in. The kids broke into school numerous times, installed spyware, changed grades, removed (or tried to remove) evidence of the crime(s), stole test and answer sheets...the list goes on and on. Maybe you're be proud of your kid if he did this, but I am horrified that someone would put out that kind of effort instead of just STUDYING THE DAMN BOOK and getting a good grade that way. He's future mafia gang-material if he isn't set straight now. I think it is a crime that he was awarded his diploma and has proceeded on to college (not his first choice, so we'll take that little win) as if he was not a felon. NOW that he's a convicted felon i hope he enjoys his life. So many deserving students that could have had his spot in college at Cal Poly Pomona, and they gave it to this crud. He's certainly coddled by his parents and the school district and maybe someday he'll grow up and play by the rules. We can only hope.
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This kid goes to cal poly pomona on a SCHOLARSHIP? What? Is his aunt in charge of financial aid there? He is a lying liar who lies...and he's from Liarsville! Is this scholarship need-based or merit-based, because I can't imagine that he would qualify for either one. He lived in coto de Caza with his mommy and daddy who tried so hard to bail him out and make it all better. I see posts onthe local rag that say they bought the principal a new car. I read murmurings about them buying off the judge and etc. I can totally believe it. Coto is not a cheap place to buy a house, not even now! If his parents used up all their $ to fight the (valid) charges, is that a good excuse for not having money to send Jr. to college? AND QUALIFY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP? I can't begin to develop a set of circumstances where it makes sense that someone who was so deceitful and did so much PRE-MEDITATED CHEATING that he'd qualify for a merit-based scholarship. This kid has no merit. cal poly pomona. Wouldn't want my kids to attend there if they're turning a blind eye and admitting creeps like this. WITH SCHOLARSHIPS no less. AUGH! Where is Rod Serling when you need him...I MUST be in a parallel universe! The real tragedy is that they gave him his diploma, when charges were pending. At the time the party line was "well, it's just alleged" and we don't want to impact his life if it turns out it's not true. OK then...so don't award his diploma and wait until the charges are investigated. I don't think this creep deserved to go to college. There are probably at leats 1,000 other students in California who would have appreciated a spot in that college. Students who didn't cheat and lie and INSTALL SPYWARE to get teachers' passwords. Students who didn't CHANGE THEIR TRANSCRIPT grades for themselves and their friends. The tragedy is that one of those DESERVING students didn't get in ... and he did. Having a felony on your record is nothing...when you've got mommy and daddy's deep pockets to try to overturn or seal the ruling. I'll bet by the time he turns 25 this will have all been swept under the courthouse rug. Sad. The lesson he should've learned will never be learned now. I'll bet he's cheating over at Cal Poly. What do you want to bet he's cheating right now? How sad that his parents support him in this. If it'd been my kid he'd have been facing charges with a court-appointed attorney, not the Mommy and Daddy special! Makes me sick how people are unwilling to let their children take the consequences of their actions. Be they good or bad, they're THEIR OWN ACTIONS and they should take their lumps and learn. What we've got now is going to be a career criminal with a college degree. Wonder what he's studying...computer network security? Architecture? Law? Harumph.
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This wasn't casually looking at someone else's paper during a Spanish I quiz. This was pre-planned and done with an intent to decieve colleges about his and his friends' aptitude so they could get into college. WHAT COLLEGE WANTS THAT? I am glad he's been convicted. He should get jail time and see how the big boys play. What a jerk he is. The tragedy here is that the school gave him his diploma. I hope they revoke it now. The college he is attending ought to kick him out. I can't even believe that he's in college...but all the people who know him say he is. Sad. That slot could have gone to someone more deserving of it.
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if you don't have food and water at your home and some basic gear in your car (even if it's just balance bars!) you are going to be hosed when the big one comes. If you were not around for landers, Northridge, Loma Prieta or Sylmar...your opinions, thoughts and feelings doesn't mean anything. those were baby-steps. If you've never been outside the country to see how bad things get when there aren't any government "services" like water, electricity, natural gas and LAW & ORDER, then your opinion doesn't mean anything. Please get your emergency stuff together or you'll be looting your local Stater Brothers to have something to eat. After a couple of days, there is nothing left and then you're on your own. Do you think OUR government can provide aid faster than the Japanese did? Really? With all the bridges and roads messed up? Cars can't drive. Trucks can't drive. You can't even BIKE anywhere. What about all the natural gas and electrical fires that will be everywhere? Without some provisions and some protection you'll be at the mercy of.....
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2011 on 3.3 earthquake hits Malibu area at L.A. NOW
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I agree with mce101087. Not sure at what age people should be tested on a regular basis, but it sure be more frequent as we age. It would be nice if Doctors, Care-givers, Neighbors and Family had an anonymous way to recommend to the DMV that someone gets their ears/eyes/reaction time tested before their next automatic mail-in driver's license renewal. maybe if someone gets 3 or 5 anonymous referrals between renewals...they have to submit to additional testing. We live fairly near a large retirement community and I don't drive near it anymore--too dangerous! It's great for people to want to be independant until their last day on earth--but not so great if they're speeding up OUR last day on earth. WHen I did drive near it I was constantly getting "almost" hit and if it weren't for MY reaction times I would have been a casualty many times over. not worth it. I go the long way around town now. I heard one old man in the grocery store talking to a friend about this exact matter..."I haven't had an accident in 10 years" said the old man (probably 70+) and the friend (much younger...maybe their child...responded) "I see...but how many accidents have you CAUSED?!" That pretty much says it all. Oftentimes the elderly (or even young people who are otherwise impaired through drugs/alcohol, etc) cause great harm to innocent people around them...but they're totally unaware of it! COMPLETELY OBLIVIOUS to the reckless way they drive.
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does anyone care about fashion when an entire nation is suffering? Oh, my mistake..several nations. check it out. it's real life. japan middle east countries, etc etc
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SIX YEARS for killing someone? I hope they have great room-mates in prison and experience all the joys of living without basic rights. That poor man, driving along and not bothering anyone...and his poor family who had to get "the call" and then go identify his body.
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