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Cell Phones

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

A lot of people are beginning to understand the advantage of having your phone on vibrate mode. And I'm beginning to understand why texting is so popular.

Don't mess with this her poise


Now that the weather is cooler, I'm back into my soups and stews. For me it is a great way to mix a lot of vegetables together, add a little chicken or fish, and create one pot meals. They are nutritous, delicious, inexpensive, low fat, and low calories. And if you use a canned broth they are super quick.
Now if only my fat cells would surrender. emoticon

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    they will surrender, they will!! Love the one-pot dinners too, nice time of year to have them.

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BRYLIA 10/7/2010 9:21AM

    HI just stumbled across your blog and found it to be hillarious..LOVED the video and yes, I have so wanted to do that and I am not even a teacher!!
Yum Soup, I think I know whats for dinner tonight.

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STRINGS58 10/6/2010 8:29PM

    I hope you enjoy the soups! I made a rice/veggie thing, using up what we had in the house. Hubby liked it which is always the hallmark of a good job.
The cell phone video was great -- and notice how he didn't fight back, talk back, have a tirade, he knew he had messed up. American's are a bit "entitled" and they get defiant even though they were just inexcusably rude!

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PENNYAN45 10/6/2010 7:01PM

    HILARIOUS!! The video was an inspiration for all teachers -- sort of a wish-fulfillment dream!!!

I love the idea of soups, too. I also love to make them in the fall when the weather gets cooler. I feel that soups are a very soothing, comforting food during this time of year.

Enjoy the holiday weekend ahead!


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46SHADOW 10/6/2010 5:14PM

    love the soups and stews! I've also added baking with pumpkin to my bag of recipes!

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THECRAZYMANGO 10/6/2010 5:05PM

    On the first day of one my classes, the professor gave a 20 minute lecture about texting in class.. this is totally going to be him one day! emoticon

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GRAMMIE1959 10/6/2010 12:49PM

    your foods always sound wonderful! emoticon

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/6/2010 9:38AM

    I love soups. I am making chicken noodle today.

Great video. I taught adults and cell phones in class were a issue. I would have loved to do that!! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 10/6/2010 7:43AM

    I love soups too and am planning to make some today!

My chiropractor was telling me the other day that he had a man, his wife, and 2 daughters that were all patients of his, and all were there on one day. They were in seperate exam rooms and kept texting each other while in the rooms. He couldn't get them on the table for the adjustment so finally he talked to the mom and dad. The mom was also involved in the texting. He told them they had to turn the phones off while back there. It was holding him up from treating them and then getting the rooms cleared for other patients. The father still goes to him he said but the whole female side was so offended they never went back.

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ASPENHUGGER 10/6/2010 1:58AM

    I love soup or stew in the crockpot for the same reason -- good opportunity to get LOTS of veggies in one meal! Too bad it's not quite cool enough here yet for those kinds of foods. Give it a couple of more weeks & we'll be there! Yay!

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KATIE33MAHALA 10/5/2010 11:32PM

    I always have room for soups, love em. How have you been? Miss chatting with you.

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KMICHA 10/5/2010 8:22PM

    LOL!!! Enjoyed the video! Thanks for sharing!

We have had chili, wild rice chicken noodle soup, roasted corn and red pepper soup, . . . I think I will be making some chicken tortilla soup soon!!! Yum!! emoticon

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    I seem to enjoy soups and stew in Fall even more than in winter for some reason.

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DENI_ZEN 10/5/2010 6:47PM

    WILD APPLAUSE for the teacher!!!!! And she executed the move so very gracefully :) DANG, I'm proud of her! But in this child-centric, hold-their-hands-and-wipe-their-nos
es society (in the U.S.), she'd be called on the carpet, disciplined - maybe even tossed out of the system.

Good going on the soups and stews! I'm partial to cabbage in the wintertime m'self.

Surrender, fat cells! emoticon That definitely goes for mine, too! - Sandi emoticon

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SHERYLP461 10/5/2010 5:39PM

    MMMM chicke3n stew is my favorite for this cool weather!

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ZOOLOVER 10/5/2010 5:35PM

  I'm not a teacher and I have wanted to do that to people. I too enjoy soups at this time of year. I think that's why I love the fall season the best.

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ELSEEBEE 10/5/2010 4:42PM

    I saw that video on TV this morning and the retired teacher in me stood up and cheered!
You are so right about this weather bringing on the soup urge- and I don't even like soup all that much! Recently I found a recipe just called "Creamy, low-fat soup" that was wonderful (basically a creamed carrot with thai spices) and now my DD sent me a recipe for a butternut squash soup I'm going to try tomorrow. I'm also back "into" making muffins. I've found several good ones on SP. I make them and freeze them so we can pull one out whenever the mood strikes

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MEL_UNRAU 10/5/2010 3:51PM

    Awesome! I love it. I expected some kind of vocal rage, but I love her coolness!!! That's terrific!

I'm making chicken tortilla soup today! Crock pot!!! YEA!!! Trying a new recipe and it is super spicy! I am totally going to have to use a little FF sour cream to tone it down. And, I am confident that my tot will not touch it--I had hopes... but I think I might have gone just a TAD overboard on the jalapenos. I didn't have the right size "jar" that the recipe called for. I had a 12 oz jar and the recipe called for 4oz, so I used 1/3 of the jar... yeah... SPICY!!! And I eat stuff spicy!!!


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Meet World's Smartest Dog

Monday, October 04, 2010

I had a crazy day today...ran around all day and forgot to eat.
Cause to celebrate.

Now if you want a little smile and inspiration for exercise
Watch this little guy
He is sure to make you smile.
World's Smartest Dog Jesse

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BENDER7 10/5/2010 8:05AM

    Very cute!

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    I totally love Jesse!! Teach me to forget to eat. LOL.

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46SHADOW 10/4/2010 8:12PM

    Very cute!

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BABB2222 10/4/2010 7:48PM

    Wish I had that kind of energy


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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/4/2010 7:38PM

    LOVE IT!!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/4/2010 6:45PM

  He is adorable.......
Did you happen to watch Oprah today? She had some great animal stories on.

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    A very good laugh!!!! emoticon emoticon

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ROSEWCI 10/4/2010 6:29PM

    Adorable! Simply adorable!

Now, forgetting to eat? What's up w/that?!! LOL

Take special care! And thanks for sharing!

emoticon Rose

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ELSEEBEE 10/4/2010 6:26PM

    As always, you've given me my biggest smile of the day! Thanks for sharing!

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DCATNAPPER 10/4/2010 5:31PM

    How cute! Thanks for sharing. It put a smile on my face.

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JILLINWONDER 10/4/2010 5:26PM

    I LOVED that!!!! Smart and ATHLETIC! Thanks for sending it out -- I'm going to pass it on to my daughter and her fiance who's trying to talk my daughter into a dog. She won't be able to resist after seeing this!

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/4/2010 4:36PM

    Thanks for sharing emoticon

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I don't do Ups

Sunday, October 03, 2010

I'm heading outside to enjoy this gorgeous day.
Wishing you plenty of fresh air and sunshine, with a smile.
So I leave you this link for
John Pinette--I don't do Ups (very very funny)
enjoy emoticon

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JILLINWONDER 10/4/2010 5:38PM

    Hillarious!! Amazing he doesn't laugh at it himself! Thanks!

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PENNYAN45 10/4/2010 4:28PM

    This had me laughing out loud! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/4/2010 12:08PM

  With my "Dial-up Internet Service", it took me almost an hour to download the video, but it was worth it.
VERY FUNNY emoticon

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BIKE2BE 10/3/2010 10:04PM

  after an 11 hour shift at work watching him was really refreshing.

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MBBUC1T 10/3/2010 8:12PM

    This was great! I needed a good laugh.

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ELSEEBEE 10/3/2010 7:24PM

    Where do you find all these funny things? Thanks for giving me another smile for my day!

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STRINGS58 10/3/2010 5:07PM

    I obey the LAW! Very good! I'm still gonna have to do a few ups though.

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    Very funny!!

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GRAMMIE1959 10/3/2010 2:13PM

    ahahaha! thanx for the laugh!

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ONECOOKIETWO 10/3/2010 1:11PM

    This is hilarious!
Thank you for a real upper!

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/3/2010 12:12PM

    Thanks for that emoticon

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DIANE7786 10/3/2010 10:48AM

    I'm still laughing! Thanks for sharing.

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SEATURTLE86 10/3/2010 10:39AM

    Hey! You should of had a "pee in your pants" WARNING on that one!! I spit Diet Coke everywhere! emoticonI wasnt expecting that. I have never heard of him. Thanks for sharing. That was great! LOL LOL

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HCARTZ1964 10/3/2010 10:26AM

    very fun!! Good luck on your healthy path.

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MRSGIXXER 10/3/2010 10:22AM

    I saw him on Dr. Phil I think it was. That was sooooo funny!!

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If I were Queen of the Internet

Saturday, October 02, 2010

The War against Cyber Bullies
I believe in Freedom of Speech and I believe in the Protection of Privacy. And both of those privileges come with a price…they also protect people who have the intent of doing others harm. So how can we deal with the new crime of cyber-bullying? There should be standards as to what legally qualifies as cyber – bullying.

If I were Queen of the Internet I would modify a few things.

Most of the popular websites have login/password ability. Most require that you be a member before you POST. Let the member, who wants posting rights, choose his login name but change the registration process to a standard identity check against a real person (like Social Security Number) and have a REAL identity for that user. Have the Laws protect their privacy, But if they violate someone else’s rights, they should be accountable for the contents. I bet that would have a huge impact on cyber bullying. And let existing website members have their posting rights suspended until they pass the standard identity check as well.

Each POSTING should have the ability to allow viewing Members to flag it as a possible example of cyber-bullying. Let the websites use software to scan the captions and written contents for ‘key words’. If it gets picked out for hitting a keyword, let it go into some kind of review process like the film rating system. Chances are the descriptions and captions give a clue to the overall content of the posting. If it gets flagged by the system, it should be reviewed. Make the websites accountable as well; they are participants in the process. There is nothing like liability lawsuits $$$ to gain cooperation. If it qualifies as cyber-bullying it should be removed, and the Offenders should have their POSTING rights revoked.
to lift your spirits after I brought you down.

Those who jump off a bridge in Paris are in Seine.

A man's home is his castle, in a manor of speaking.

Dijon vu - the same mustard as before.

Practice safe eating - always use condiments.

Shotgun wedding - A case of wife or death.

A man needs a mistress just to break the monogamy.

A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

Dancing cheek-to-cheek is really a form of floor play.

Does the name Pavlov ring a bell?

Condoms should be used on every conceivable occasion.

Reading while sunbathing makes you well red.

When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I.

A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired.

What's the definition of a will? (It's a dead give away.)

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count

She was engaged to a boyfriend with a wooden leg but broke
it off.

A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

If you don't pay your exorcist, you get repossessed

With her marriage, she got a new name and a dress.

The man who fell into an upholstery machine is fully

You feel stuck with your debt if you can't budge it.

Local Area Network in Australia - the LAN down under.

Every calendar's days are numbered.

A lot of money is tainted - Taint yours and taint mine.

A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.

He had a photographic memory that was never developed.

A midget fortune-teller who escapes from prison is a small
medium at large.

Once you've seen one shopping center, you've seen a mall.

Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead-to-know basis.

Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses.

Acupuncture is a jab well done.

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PENNYAN45 10/4/2010 4:21PM

    I think your idea is a good one. Holding people accountable - even when operating under an alias - could be very effective in preventing a lot of bullying online.

The bottom line is that the websites know who you are anyway. They can trace you somehow. That has come as a surprise to some people.

I remember reading last year how a man posted a message on a social network about a murder he had committed by setting a fire. Somebody hunted him down - and pointed the officials in his direction -- and he was eventually charged and found guilty of the crime.

I'll bet that as time goes on there will be more controls and restrictions put in place to deal with cyber bullying.

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STRINGS58 10/4/2010 7:18AM

    Some funny ones!
I've been telling teenagers not to post, text or send any pictures that they don't want to have posted by someone else. (some adults need that advice too.) We have the technology, but we don't have the rules and responsibilities. The personal rights violations are huge. Editing yourself first is the first protection.

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GRAMMIE1959 10/3/2010 2:23PM

    You've got my vote! emoticon

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    I love the sayings! Hilarious, very clever.

I also agree with you about the Internet. cyberbullying is horrible. there should definitely be something done about it.

take care, Sheryl, have a good day!

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BENDER7 10/3/2010 7:38AM

    Great ideas about cyberbullies & loved your funnies too.

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    I agree too. Something needs to be done about this new form of discrimination. The people who want to do things like this need psychological help and should be required to get it.

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PATRICIAANN46 10/2/2010 12:27PM

  I agree with you totally. As a teacher my entire working life, I have seen bullying at its worst and the damage it does to the victim. I always made my classroom a safe zone and dealt with bullying the very minute it came to my attention. The fact that I wouldn't tolerate it became known and after the first year of teaching, I didn't have to deal with it again in the classroom. I did, however, have a unit on bullying and sexual harassment in both my 8th and 12th grade classes. The students seemed grateful that it was being discussed and that safety measures were in place in the school. I think, as parents, we must be aware of what sites our kids are visiting. If anyone watched CSI New York last night, there was a good example of how our kids can get on sites that are extremely dangerous and we might not even be aware of them. As we know, our kids are much more savy about getting around on the computer than we are.
I like your ideas.......

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ANNIE924 10/2/2010 11:23AM

    I would vote for you as queen of the internet. You make some very good points here. Loved the funnies too!

Thank you.

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KASEYCOFF 10/2/2010 9:51AM

    I think it would help if there were more websites and discussion forums that had the 'Report This Comment' feature, like SP does. If each site that had the capacity for posting messages also had the option to submit a posting for review (and maybe even a window in which to add your own comments, as to why you think it should be pulled or something) at least cyber-bullies (and those flamewar fanatics) wouldn't have the satisfaction of seeing their posts linger very long. Thinks me. :-)

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/2/2010 9:46AM

    I am in total agreement with you on all counts. The only thing I would not want to do is put my social security out there in cyberspace. I don't care how safe they tell me it would be. I hope someday most of your ideas will be in force.

It seems that bullying can't even be controlled in schools let alone on the net. It's really scary!

Thanks for sharing your morning humor......... emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ELSEEBEE 10/2/2010 9:22AM

    You are so right about needing to come together to stop the cyberbullies, Sheryl! I saw on the news the other day where one high school principal was monitoring what his students said on Facebook to get an idea of what was going on in his school. Now he could only see comments made by the students who had chosen to friend him, but there were still bleeding hearts who were complaining that he was invading the kids' privacy! As a retired teacher I must say that parents need to be much more involved in their kids' activity on the internet. If I were raising my daughter now, the rule would be that the computer must be in a common room where parents can see the screen whenever they want.

Thanks for the funnies. I'm sending them on to friends and family.

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Invasion of Privacy

Friday, October 01, 2010

In a world where technology advances in audio/visual communications are happening daily, we have INVASION OF PRIVACY.

This week's headline is the case of the Rutgers student who committed suicide after an intimate encounter with another student was shown on the Internet, by his roommate. . Prosecutors say that, Clementi's roommate, Dharun Ravi used a webcam to surreptitiously transmit a live image of Clementi having sex and that Ravi tried to webcast a second encounter, the day before Clementi's suicide. New Jersey's invasion of privacy statutes make it a crime "to collect or view images depicting nudity or sexual contact involving another individual without that person's consent." It's a separate crime to transmit or distribute those images. The penalty can include a prison term of up to five years. If the hate crime enhancement were applied, it would raise the maximum penalty to 10 years.

Invasion of Privacy is defined as: The wrongful intrusion into a person's private activities by other individuals or by the government. Tort law protects one's private affairs with which the public has no concern against unwarranted exploitation or publicity that causes mental suffering or humiliation to the average person. Some catagories of invasion of privacy are public disclosure of a private persons affairs, intrusion of solitude, appropriation of a persons name or likeness and talk about a person which cast a false light on them.

Now…There are a lot of morally challenged people looking to ‘entertain’ others by transmitting images of unsuspecting victims. So where does it stop. They can film you almost anywhere and post it on the web in seconds. They can put any caption they want. And they can be hard to trace back. If you’re in a locker room, do you know for sure that the person on the phone is talking or are they uploading a video to If you are in a locker room shared with others, is it considered Invasion of Privacy? And for these idiots, as usual, a favorite target are people who don’t fit society’s norm…the OBESE.

Who knew it would turn out to be some idiot nearby.

I wonder what Dharun Ravi thinks about Invasion of Privacy now.

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DENI_ZEN 10/3/2010 8:25AM

    I was anxious to read this blog entry of yours, Sheryl, after visiting Pennyan's blog this morning. News of what befell this poor young man broke my heart, as does the hatred and disregard for human life and spirit which filled the perpetrator(s). It is helpful to know that tort law protects individuals from this hideous abuse. Hate crimes never have ANY justification. - Sandi emoticon

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    They should prosecute the little bast*** to the fullest extent of the law. I saw on the news that California has just passed anti-papparazi laws to limit their harrassment. About time!

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    Definitely true, I completely agree. Many people today have absolutely no sense of decency, good judgment, or respect of others' personal space and privacy. It's horrific.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/1/2010 10:45PM

    I hope the little creep is shaking in his boots. He has caused the death of another human being for the worst possible reason. People need to get over their ridiculous persecution pf people who are different than them. Stop looking for someone to bully.

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PENNYAN45 10/1/2010 10:34PM

    This is a tragic tale.

Young people today have such powerful tools to humiliate each other via the world wide web. And yet many of them are completely unaware of the potential consequences of publicly exposing themselves and others on the internet.

You have prompted me to post a blog of my own - about this story and the college students in my English class.

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ASPENHUGGER 10/1/2010 11:08AM

    That just sickened me. I just can't figure out why people think they can treat others so cruelly.

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MEL_UNRAU 10/1/2010 9:18AM

    It is such a tragedy and so preventable. Really, what is the world coming to? It has been one of my major hold ups in being really honest at times here on SP. I have edited and edited and edited blogs and posts at times because while I want to be honest and share, it is hard when things are going out into the "world" in such a public way--

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    Decline of morals....Great blog as always!!! emoticon

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STRINGS58 10/1/2010 7:44AM

    The rapist mentality of the paparazzi contributes to the mindset that this kind of thing is okay -- we have technology but do we know how to responsibly use it? This is a big problem because people choose cyber-bullying as a way to feel powerful. Anything put out on line or via the cell phone is at risk of being posted or used without permission. For entertainers and politicians and those celebrities who become celebrities by doing whatever it takes to get noticed (see Paris Hilton), anywhere the camera can reach, they are invaded.
A legal backlash is needed to feel the sting of this wrongdoing. I'd like every paparazzi who takes an unauthorized picture to go to jail. Some of them would still feel entitled to do it, even after jail, but that's a cognition error, so repeat consequences are needed.

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ANNIE924 10/1/2010 7:40AM

    This is a very sad story, and so unnecessary. But don't you think with all the reality shows that seemingly follow the participants 24 hours a day that we have desensitized our society to the concept of privacy and boundaries? Also what passes as entertainment is basically voyeurism. Just a thought.

Thanks for the thoughtful blog. Have a great weekend. emoticon

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ROSY_TIAMO 10/1/2010 7:24AM

    This really makes me so angry. With all the intellect and wisdom we have about our high tech world, it is so sad that there is no control. Some people are too stupid to even be alive! Thanks for letting me vent........

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NEVERMIND2010 10/1/2010 6:45AM

    Good points.

I really hope those kids get the maximum penalty. They should also have their every move videotaped and live-streamed to the Internet for the rest of their lives. EVERY move.

My heart goes out to that poor young man, and his family.

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JILLINWONDER 10/1/2010 6:31AM

    It's a very sad story. Fortunately, the vast majority of people would never consider doing such a thing as Ravi did. Let's hope that for any who might consider it, this story may make them a little wiser. Thanks for the blog, Sheryl.

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APPLEPIEAPPLE 10/1/2010 6:11AM

    Seryd, Great blog. I have often wondered where our society is headed these days. Respect for others seems to have evaporated in the wind along with common sense.

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