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Posts by susannah59

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  • Polygamist who married twin sisters AND their cousin appears on This Morning

    05/28/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT · 54 of 62
    susannah59 to patriot08
    I haven't watched an episode, but in the previews and ads for the program, I've not noticed that any of them seem particularly happy. (I would say that they don't compare that favorably with the Duggars, for example, just based on that limited exposure).

    "Vulgar?" A woman having more than one husband, "vulgar?" No more so than his having more than one wife, IMO.

    Besides, I have news for him and any other polygamist out there: if their "lifestyle" ever gets recognized by the mainstream, polyandry (having more than one husband) will be right behind it. On what basis would you deny a woman the right to be married to more than one man, if you give the right to a man to be married to more than one woman? The men don't like it?

    I don't favor either one. And as far as the "Sister Wives" folks, I want to just tell them to shut up and sit down. Nobody made them choose their "lifestyle."

  • Michelle Obama sponsors Navy’s first submarine with all-female crew

    05/28/2012 5:44:14 PM PDT · 88 of 173
    susannah59 to bikerman

    I can parallel park in places my husband won’t even think about parking! I do a darned good job of it, too.

  • Maureen Dowd: Fight really about controlling women, not birth

    05/28/2012 5:37:05 PM PDT · 19 of 59
    susannah59 to ClearCase_guy
    I'm not Catholic and don't personally have any moral objection to contraception. At one time in my life, I could have worked for a Catholic institution. I knew that I would have insurance and that it would not cover contraception. I never went to work for that institution, for reasons having nothing to do with contraception.

    If I had ever gone to work for that institution, I would have paid for my own contraception. A Catholic institution doesn't pay for that. Some employers don't provide free parking. Some give you the day off for your birthday, some don't. There are tradeoffs in any job situation.

    As it was, there were certain things my employer-provided insurance didn't cover when it came to my children's health care. If I considered those things worthwhile and necessary, I paid them myself.

    I thought that was what responsible adults did.

    I do have a moral objection to the government forcing a Catholic institution to provide contraception when it is against Catholic doctrine, even if it's not against mine. I'd feel the same objection to the government forcing a Jewish institution to serve ham, bacon, and sausage in their cafeteria, or forcing a Baptist institution to serve alcohol.

    I also have a really hard time with people who have spent a lifetime screeching about keeping Government out of their bedrooms, or off their bodies, now think it's OK for the Government to intrude in the church.

  • Indian women turn to firearms against threat of violence(India)

    05/27/2012 8:14:29 AM PDT · 17 of 39
    susannah59 to PapaBear3625
    I don't sneer at a .22. I don't carry one, either.

    If it's a .22 or nothing, I'll take the .22. Given a choice, I'll take something bigger if I'm depending on it for protection.

  • President Obama, the Twoosh Master, is the First President to Make an Historic Perfect Tweet

    05/27/2012 8:09:31 AM PDT · 12 of 17
    susannah59 to vrwc54
    It did bring something else to mind.

    I gave up chewing gum when I was in high school. Back then (when dinosaurs roamed the earth, as my sons say) we were actually allowed to chew gum at school. I had one particular teacher, though, who did not allow it in her classroom. I was terrified of her and stopped chewing altogether lest I forget to spit it out and chew in her class. She had a very effective way of dealing with the gum-chewing offender (it happened to a classmate).

    She fixed the poor soul with a stare until everyone in class stopped and looked at her, too. Then she mentioned that "Jane" had brought a particular little poem to mind, then she recited the poem:

    The gum chewing girl,

    The cud chewing cow...

    There's a difference between them,

    But I can't see it right now.

    Oh, but wait... It is clear to me now,

    It's the intelligent look

    On the face of the cow!

    She cured me of chewing gum forever!

  • President Obama, the Twoosh Master, is the First President to Make an Historic Perfect Tweet

    05/27/2012 7:55:03 AM PDT · 11 of 17
    susannah59 to OafOfOffice

    “Look at me, look at Me, LOOK AT MEEEEEE!!!!”

  • President Obama, the Twoosh Master, is the First President to Make an Historic Perfect Tweet

    05/27/2012 7:53:40 AM PDT · 10 of 17
    susannah59 to vrwc54
    I had to click on one of the articles to find out what a "Twoosh Master" was.

    I don't do Twitter. I guess it's correct to say I don't Tweet. I am somewhat familiar with what it is.

    I'm not knocking people who do; whatever floats your boat (and I understand that for some people in some careers it is probably helpful in their jobs, or socially).

    But, really, doesn't the man who is supposed to be the Leader of the Free World have better things to do than try to be a "Twoosh Master"?????

    Can we say "irrelevant" here?

    I have real difficulty, for example, picturing Netanyahu sitting in his office with an iPhone trying to compose the perfect Tweet!!

  • Indian women turn to firearms against threat of violence(India)

    05/27/2012 7:44:27 AM PDT · 10 of 39
    susannah59 to moovova
    I'd hate to depend on a .22 for protection, though. I know a lot of people are killed by that caliber, but I suspect it happens most often when the individual is taken by surprise.

    Other than that, good for them!

  • Brothers killed by clerk during robbery

    05/26/2012 7:53:02 AM PDT · 42 of 47
    susannah59 to P.O.E.
    Undoubtedly these will be reported in the statistics as gun deaths of children.

    As a matter of fact, you are right. If you look at the CDC website where they give statistics on such things, "children" are up to age 22.

    These statistics can be manipulated and you can figure out that in most such deaths, the "children" are males in the age group of 15 or so and up. At least, that was true the last time I looked.

    I think they actually call people up to 22 "adolescents." Not many people I know over 19 consider themselves "adolescents."

    If you don't take a closer look at the statistics, you'd think a lot of young kids get accidentally shot by a gun in the household, being an innocent bystander, etc or else get murdered. These things happen, but most gun deaths in "children" likely involve crimes, criminals, or wannabees, IMO.

  • New Picture of Obamas Emerge

    05/26/2012 6:29:00 AM PDT · 19 of 79
    susannah59 to sgtyork
    His expression and body language speak volumes! He does not have the happy expression and relaxed posture you'd expect of a man on his honeymoon, or even on a vacation. He's almost scowling, is standing turned almost away from her, and has his other arm stuck out at the elbow with his hand on his hip.

    It sort of reminds me of a five-year-old reluctantly submitting to a hug and kiss from his Great-Aunt Gertrude at Christmas because his mama told him he had to. He's standing still for it, but he doesn't have to like it.

    Oh, and if that's the kind of places he's been taking Michelle, it sort of explains why she likes to go to such luxurious ones now, at our expense!

  • The Power of Cool

    05/23/2012 6:04:56 AM PDT · 3 of 16
    susannah59 to Servant of the Cross
    I will admit that I am middle-aged and middle-class and probably don't fit anybody's definition of "cool."

    However, I have been totally unable to fathom how Obama fits anybody's definition of "cool," either. I guess VDH has maybe answered that for me: it's all in your politics.

  • Two new additions to our family

    05/23/2012 5:54:52 AM PDT · 180 of 214
    susannah59 to Graybeard58

    Congratulations! Wonderful news!

  • Al Gore's New Girlfriend (Can Tipper can sue the Sex Poodle for adultery?)

    05/20/2012 7:15:42 AM PDT · 18 of 52
    susannah59 to Libloather

    If I were Tipper, I’d send her flowers and a Thank-You note!

  • Why Barack Obama listed his birthplace as Kenya

    05/20/2012 7:09:13 AM PDT · 51 of 314
    susannah59 to bigdaddy45
    Birth announcements are commonly placed in newspapers by family members, just as engagements, weddings, and anniversaries are.

    My sons weren't born in my home town, but I had their births announced in my home town paper. I live far from my home town, still get the paper, and read the birth announcements. Some of the babies are born there, some are not, and some don't have a place of birth listed. I'm not sure that it was much different in 1961 in Honolulu.

    A birth announcement in a newspaper seems to be a pretty thin thread to hang a theory on.

  • Regulated to Death – the stealth jobs killer

    05/20/2012 6:45:09 AM PDT · 5 of 16
    susannah59 to Kaslin
    Massive job cuts are needed: in DC. Most government agencies should be abolished, and the ones that are left should have books of regulations resembling small-town telephone books.

    Make Congress read and approve every single regulation, line by line.

    That should get Washington off our backs and let the rest of us get on with things!

  • Obama and Warren, the fabulists - rottenness at the heart of academia, the media and govt

    05/20/2012 6:24:27 AM PDT · 9 of 10
    susannah59 to Cincinatus' Wife

    The first commenter on that article has a very interesting story to tell, himself. It’s well worth reading.

  • Hepatitis C tests urged for all baby boomers

    05/19/2012 6:44:02 AM PDT · 40 of 82
    susannah59 to 2ndDivisionVet

    Anyone who ever did IV drugs or got tattoos from “informal” tattoo artists probably would do well to be tested. I had a relative who passed away a couple of years ago from liver failure due to Hepatitis C. He had been a drug user since we were teenagers. He was in his mid-50’s when he died. By the time he got around to going to the doctor it was way too late.

  • Elizabeth Warren’s recipes sound familiar

    05/19/2012 6:29:27 AM PDT · 33 of 51
    susannah59 to billorites
    Oh, come on now, people! Isn't it obvious what has happened here?

    Pierre Franey plagiarized the recipe from Warren's Granny! Probably sneaked around in Oklahoma to find it! (Oklahoma, being so close to the ocean and all, is famous for its seafood recipes, everybody knows that!)

    Shame on Franey!!

  • Chinese Bluegrass: (Guitar, Banjo too)

    05/19/2012 6:18:42 AM PDT · 16 of 54
    susannah59 to Bikkuri
    That was great, thank you!

    I like Bluegrass; some of my mother's family played, one uncle made his own banjos. All deceased now, unfortunately, and I have no musical talent myself. I like old country music, I probably heard the Grand Ol' Opry on the radio every Friday and Saturday night of my life, until I was grown. I also like classic rock, Southern rock. It sounds as if we have some similar tastes.

    The mixture of music on my iPod most people would probably find to be very odd!

  • Sick From Fracking? Doctors, Patients Seek Answers

    05/16/2012 5:27:11 AM PDT · 60 of 97
    susannah59 to Ultra Sonic 007
    I'd vote for the drug lab, some other sort of leak, or the dumping of someone else's chemicals, too.

    Never underestimate the power of suggestion: Oh, they said they smelled something bad and then felt sick; wait, I think I smell something too, and yes, there it is, a pain in my head!

    I also don't underestimate the number of people hoping to "win the legal lottery" by signing on to a big-money lawsuit. The prospect of that can make healthy people develop all sorts of symptoms.

    I'm not saying they weren't smelling something, or even having problems from it, but blaming it on drilling and fracking must seem like a win-win to the NPR folks: stop the eeeeevil oil/gas companies, and make them pay pay pay for "harming" people.

  • Mario Batali a hungry chef on food stamp challenge

    05/15/2012 4:49:21 PM PDT · 28 of 39
    susannah59 to mongo141
    Why doesn't he learn that, and then teach it? He's got the "name" so he could use that to show people how to use inexpensive food items to provide nutritious meals for their families.

    Go shop at an actual grocery store, and see what is there, on sale. Go to a Dollar Tree and a Dollar General and a Family Dollar, compare prices, and get what's cheapest. Go to Wal-Mart. Maybe clip a coupon or two. Then take the stuff you buy and figure out how to actually cook it so that it has nutritional value and tastes decent and then pass that along to the people, not just on food stamps, but on a budget.

    Accomplish something real for a change.

  • Mockery Made of 9/11 Tribunal

    05/07/2012 1:09:46 PM PDT · 9 of 21
    susannah59 to molson209

    Blindfold them.

  • Parents: Rule’s half-baked

    05/07/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT · 12 of 18
    susannah59 to KarlInOhio

    You’ve got that right! In FHA we sold candy bars. Chocolate! We were told that we couldn’t “sell” at school. Nobody said we couldn’t carry the boxes of candy around with us! We didn’t have to sell; the candy sold itself. I don’t think I ever actually “sold” a candy bar!

  • Parents: Rule’s half-baked

    05/07/2012 1:03:35 PM PDT · 11 of 18
    susannah59 to PrairieLady2
    Somebody ought to have an Anti-Bake Sale. "Pay me not to bring goodies to school."

    Extort the money out of the overly concerned and obsessed who have nothing better to do than worry about what other people's kids are eating.

  • Attorney in hijab defends call for other women at 9/11 hearing to wear 'appropriate' clothing

    05/06/2012 3:32:09 PM PDT · 11 of 21
    susannah59 to Da Coyote
    Well, she offends me.

    I'm middle-aged and conservative. I am in favor of women dressing professionally and modestly. That being said, the "client" should have no say in how women dress around him, and his "sensibilities" should not be considered. If seeing women's hair, or legs, or whatever, offends him, let him go blindfolded.

    That is exactly what she should have suggested to him, rather than give in to his insistence that she wear a hijab in his presence.

    Furthermore, does anyone think that she would dress like an Amish woman if her client were an Amish man? Would she dress like an Orthodox Jewish woman if her client were an Orthodox Jew? How would she have reacted if her client were a fundamentalist Pentecostal Christian who believes women should grow their hair long and wear it up, wear no makeup, wear dresses, and wear no jewelry? Would she agree to dress that way, and insist other women in the courtroom follow suit? (Actually, can you imagine how outraged she'd probably be at the very suggestion?)

    Mushbrain. If I were in the courtroom I'd wear red every day, just to make sure her client could see me and see I was not dressed according to his dictates.

  • Hokumhontas Warren's Stupid Horse Moment

    05/06/2012 6:17:27 AM PDT · 12 of 19
    susannah59 to Lonesome in Massachussets

    That’s hilarious!

  • How many more deaths can NFL fans take?

    05/05/2012 6:29:51 AM PDT · 7 of 49
    susannah59 to MinorityRepublican
    I'm not a sports fan, myself.

    I read the article, though, and I hardly see how the sport is killing its players. It's not like plenty of people who aren't pro athletes don't commit suicide as well.

    One claim made in this article I have a hard time buying: that this particular man shot himself in the chest so that his brain would be preserved; that way it could be examined for signs of football-related trauma which might have caused his depression.

    I have a little trouble with someone who is suicidal thinking things through quite that far. If he was capable of that, then why was he not capable of seeking help for the suspected injuries?

    I would rather suspect that a gunshot wound to the chest rather than the head would be a vanity thing- I'll be dead but still be a good-looking corpse.

  • Spiking the Ball

    05/05/2012 6:20:46 AM PDT · 15 of 26
    susannah59 to Sacajaweau

    You make an excellent point. Too bad nobody in the news media will make it.

  • Obama urges "common sense" from Congress on jobs

    05/04/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT · 2 of 17
    susannah59 to Free ThinkerNY

    Advice from someone who does not have a nodding acquaintance with common sense. He wouldn’t recognize it if it walked up and bit him.

  • Commentary: Balancing personal safety and potential violence (Zimmerman vs Trayvon)

    05/01/2012 7:01:15 PM PDT · 11 of 13
    susannah59 to GladesGuru
    It's too bad that Brandon is dead.

    However, you are exactly right. He should have had the self-control to have refrained from punching the other driver. That was stupidity. Being stupid is well-known to be highly associated with getting oneself killed.

  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    05/01/2012 6:44:16 PM PDT · 10 of 23
    susannah59 to doc1019

    Extremely poor victim choice!

  • Official: Polka dots painted on North Dakota home an eyesore

    05/01/2012 6:41:37 PM PDT · 30 of 43
    susannah59 to susannah59

    Whoops, Grand Forks, no Bismarck. North Dakota, nevertheless. Not a grand old historical home, let the guy paint it the way he wants!

  • Official: Polka dots painted on North Dakota home an eyesore

    05/01/2012 6:37:22 PM PDT · 29 of 43
    susannah59 to smokingfrog
    It's Bismarck, North Dakota. It's not a historical landmark, and I'd be willing to bet that it's not the worst-looking house in Bismarck.

    I'd paint the window frames all different colors too, to match the dots.

    He's also absolutely right about one thing: the pizza delivery guy, and anyone else looking for the house, will have no trouble finding it.

    As someone who has to look for homes in unfamiliar neighborhoods on a daily basis (no, I don't deliver pizzas) I see that as a very good thing. Do you have any idea how many houses in any given town can be described as "red brick with white trim" or "white with black trim?"

  • Elizabeth Warren’s drop of Cherokee blood

    05/01/2012 6:24:23 PM PDT · 11 of 37
    susannah59 to Vince Ferrer
    This is interesting, because I have exactly the same percentage Cherokee ancestry as Elizabeth Warren.

    At 1/32 you can't enroll yourself as a member of any legitimate tribe, even if you can prove that ancestry, and the only reason I can think of to self-identify as Native American is to claim "minority" status. I'm amazed she got away with it.

  • Bride and Groom Married in 'Redneck' Wedding

    04/30/2012 7:52:23 PM PDT · 4 of 13
    susannah59 to mnehring
    Not pretentious, that's for sure.

    I attended a relative's wedding a few years back that still has me scratching my head. My family and I were treated like gate-crashers; we decided later that the "other side" thought we were too redneck for them. Yet they more than amply demonstrated that money cannot buy class. The only friendly, welcoming people there were the catering staff.

    I'd prefer to go to a mud-bogging wedding any time, if it means being treated as a welcomed guest.

  • Dueling in Dearborn over murder of a 20-year-old woman

    04/29/2012 8:55:16 PM PDT · 10 of 19
    susannah59 to Travis McGee
    You are right.

    All those "feminists" who have been screaming about the "war on women" (because they want all contraceptives to be free, maybe, else I can't figure out just exactly what they are talking about) are strangely silent when it comes to how women are treated under Islam- even in this country.

    Idiocy.

  • Mary Pinchot Meyer Book Suggests JFK Did LSD, Assassinated by CIA (along w/ mistress)

    04/28/2012 10:02:15 PM PDT · 22 of 41
    susannah59 to exit82
    According to a book about Mary (I read this a few years ago) her diary was destroyed after her death by her sister, who was at the time Ben Bradlee's wife. (Antoinette or Toni I think her name was).

    The book was titled "A Very Private Woman" or something along those lines (I don't have the book any longer). I do remember that it seemed that there was more concern for making sure not too much about her life became known than there was for finding out who actually killed her.

  • Barack Obama 'Making History' Again

    04/28/2012 3:01:58 PM PDT · 22 of 39
    susannah59 to Vince Ferrer
    Obama cannot be great because there is no greatness in him. He totally lacks the capability to step outside himself and his pettiness; greatness is completely beyond him.

    Personally, I hope he becomes most famous for becoming the first ex-President to live outside the US following his (single) term.

  • Alligator Visits Port Allen Motel, Bites Guest

    04/21/2012 4:40:19 PM PDT · 16 of 29
    susannah59 to nickcarraway
    How dumb do you have to be to try to catch a 6-foot alligator? (I'm not talking about the real Swamp People here, I'm talking about someone who has probably never even seen a live gator before).

    I guess the motel will have to include a new disclaimer: Not responsible for items left in automobiles. Not responsible for injuries sustained while trying to capture local wildlife.

  • Central Texas Woman Accused Of Setting Husband On Fire

    04/21/2012 4:31:46 PM PDT · 12 of 30
    susannah59 to A_Former_Democrat
    Patel is a very common Indian surname, that is correct. Could be almost any religion but Hindu would not be surprising.

    Sounds like she was seriously angry with him however!

  • New Mexico fat cat weighs in at nearly 40 pounds

    04/20/2012 11:38:10 PM PDT · 5 of 59
    susannah59 to Slings and Arrows
    Very elderly owner probably never played with him and just kept feeding him. And feeding him, and feeding him.

    I've seen quite a few older folks do this with their little dogs. They don't actually walk the dog, only let it outside in a fenced yard to do its business then let it back in. Then they feed the dog too much and too often, sometimes with table food or even specially prepared "people food" which is really not healthy for pets.

    The little dogs get so big around they can barely walk, they make noise breathing, snore, and so forth.

    The owner doesn't realize that they are just loving the poor little thing literally to death.

  • Boxer: 'If You’re A Self-Respecting Human Being,' 'Vote For Obama' (Video)

    04/20/2012 11:13:23 PM PDT · 16 of 48
    susannah59 to IamCenny
    You make an excellent point. Obama is entirely too sympathetic to Islam, and in Islam, women are property.

    A recent episode of "Househunters International" on HGTV was set in Dubai. Dubai is considered very cosmopolitan and modern, with many Westerners. Among the facts pointed out on this program (not known as conservative, it often includes gay or lesbian couples): under Dubai law, based on Sharia law, the woman is the man's property. (These laws apply to foreign nationals, including Americans, as well as to locals). A woman cannot get a job nor a driver's license without her husband's permission. One couple mentioned that when they moved into their leased home, the wife was unable to do things like have utilities and cable connected; only the husband could conduct business. Women have to be careful not to have too much leg or arm exposed when in public. (The garments they showed were nothing that would be considered provocative here in the US).

    I don't believe Obama is pro-woman at all. What he is, is pro-abortion, and that is all these "feminists" care about. It goes back to the old "choice" thing. Women having a "choice" is sacrosanct, as long as the "choice" you are talking about is the choice to abort a baby.

    Let women want to choose to give birth to a "defective" baby, let women want to choose to homeschool or send their children to private schools rather than public schools, let women want to choose to drive vehicles bigger than shoeboxes and that run on gasoline not electricity, let women want to choose to carry a firearm, let women want to choose to keep most of the money they earn and not give it to the government to redistribute, let women want to choose to not have a career but to raise children or take care of family members; well, then, we are too stupid to know what we need and shouldn't have those choices available to us.

    I don't think Boxer would know a self-respecting human if she met one, and I doubt that happens on a regular basis.

  • America Won't Get Rich by Relying on the Permanent Poor

    04/18/2012 5:03:38 PM PDT · 48 of 50
    susannah59 to Jeff Chandler
    It's low class and absurd.

    All that, for pictures that 20 or 30 years from now other people will laugh at as "bad prom pictures!"

  • America Won't Get Rich by Relying on the Permanent Poor

    04/18/2012 5:21:16 AM PDT · 3 of 50
    susannah59 to Kaslin

    That prom night figure amazes me. Maybe it’s because I don’t have daughters, but I don’t understand. What on Earth do you spend over $2K for, on a prom??

  • West's liberals fail to help, says Hirsi Ali

    04/17/2012 9:16:36 AM PDT · 2 of 2
    susannah59 to bayouranger
    I suspect Ms. Hirsi Ali makes many liberals extremely uncomfortable.

    She talks frankly about her experience growing up Muslim, and now she's speaking up for Christians, even though she is a professed atheist.

    If you have not read her story, it is a worthwhile read. Not an easy nor a comfortable one, but worth the time.

  • [Scott] Walker aide under fire for 'unnatural sexiness'

    04/17/2012 5:05:20 AM PDT · 29 of 45
    susannah59 to ProtectOurFreedom
    Would the leftists once and for all give us the definition of the “perfect woman”?

    I'd say beyond "pro-abortion" and "voting Democrat" they can't.

    Otherwise it's situational and can change not just weekly but daily or even hourly (or minute to minute for that matter).

    If you're talking about Sarah Palin, the Perfect Woman aborts her Down's Syndrome child, has her teenage daughter's baby aborted, but of course stays at home and takes care of her family. If you're talking about Ann Romney, the Perfect Woman would have had her own career and a nanny.

    Now, if you are talking about women on the other side, whatever decisions they made and whatever they did was Perfect, or at least the Best They Could Do.

    Personally, I'm a little tired of this War on Women crap. Get the government out of our lives and our wallets and women, like men, will do a whole lot better. We don't need the government running our lives, either.

  • Hannah Teter is a Boarder Without Borders (says Iran treats its prisoners better than the USA)

    04/15/2012 4:24:55 PM PDT · 18 of 32
    susannah59 to Arec Barrwin
    She should try prisons in places like Mexico, South America, and even Russia before complaining about ours.

    I watched a TV program (one of those "Lockup" shows I think) about a prison in Russia called the "Black Dolphin." It was winter, and the staff was walking around inside with heavy coats and fur hats on. Inmates were not allowed to lie down on their bunks during the day and they had absolutely nothing to do in their cells- no books, cards, nothing, as I recall. When they moved from place to place in the prison, not only were their hands cuffed behind their backs, they had to walk bent over at the waist.

    It was a bare, miserable, dreary place.

  • Maternal obesity, diabetes associated with autism, other developmental disorders

    04/09/2012 1:49:17 PM PDT · 9 of 30
    susannah59 to Pining_4_TX
    The other issue is that BMI has its limitations. BMI only considers height and weight. That does not factor in bone density and muscle mass. It's possible to have an athletic woman who has more muscle mass and denser bones with a BMI suggesting "overweight" or even "obese" while a woman with more actual body fat has a lower BMI.

    If they want to get serious about this type of study, then they need to look at actual body fat percentage, not BMI.

    IMO, BMI is overrated and over-used and will go away in the future.

  • Masters patron charged in sand trap theft

    04/09/2012 1:27:06 PM PDT · 16 of 35
    susannah59 to MeganC
    To the folks at the Augusta National, it is!

    I lived in Augusta for a number of years. The Augusta National takes itself very very seriously, indeed.

    The club and tournament logos are copyrighted and they prosecute every possible infringement.

    This guy is lucky he didn't get any sand and that he only got disorderly conduct. If he'd got the sand and, say, tried to sell it on eBay or something he'd probably be in real trouble.

    I never actually set foot on the course nor ever attended even the practice rounds. My late in-laws lacked the foresight to get on the ticket list back in the day when it was possible to do so and I kept putting off going to the practice rounds till you couldn't easily do that, either.

    Now I live far away and don't miss it a bit, though I'd love to see the course (it was built on the site of a plant nursery). I came to loathe the tournament because it totally disrupts life; smart locals take the week off and go somewhere else.

  • Please caption this pic of the Easter Egg and the Easter Bunny...

    04/09/2012 12:07:54 PM PDT · 29 of 32
    susannah59 to AngelesCrestHighway
    "Actually, no, Mr. President, those really aren't black jelly beans!"