I grew up there, in Ferguson. I was in the 30% white minority. The word institutionalized is an understatement. They need to be having public discussions instead to foster healing, not ripping the wound open with heavy-handedness. » 8/15/14 10:29am 8/15/14 10:29am

The movie was rated PG for action and rude humor. The only reason it wasn't rated higher in the action category is due to the characters being toys. Being a father, I wouldn't have let my son watch this movie before he was eight. The reason is that kids can't draw a line between fiction and reality reliably until… » 8/08/14 10:36am 8/08/14 10:36am

Almonds and peaches are in the same genus. If you look inside of a peach stone, the seed looks similar to an almond. The almond fruit looks like a shriveled , green peach where we eat the seed inside the stone. » 7/22/14 11:53am 7/22/14 11:53am

I don't think that it matters one way or the other if there is or isn't a God. Think about it: If there isn't and people do good in the world in God's name, who cares? If people do wrong to the world in God's name, it doesn't matter because they would have done the wrong for different reasons. Maybe that's the cynic… » 4/29/14 11:41am 4/29/14 11:41am

It causes DCS. Breathing compressed gas at depth after freediving accelerates the buildup of N2 in your blood. The safety equipment becomes a liability. That's also the same reason that you shouldn't freedive after being on scuba. You should wait for your computer or chart to say that you are clear of N2. » 3/27/14 12:31pm 3/27/14 12:31pm

They carried it up the mountain when it was still wrapped around food. Why can't they carry it down? It's not like the trash magically appeared in their hands when they were on the mountain.... » 3/04/14 10:14am 3/04/14 10:14am

I actually like the character because he tried so hard to seek the approval of a father who hated him while at the same time abandoning the family that loved him. He comes through the realization earlier in the series than in the books though. He is easily one of the most tragic characters I've seen and as a result, I… » 12/19/13 10:56am 12/19/13 10:56am

But in the books it would have meant that the hobbits would have had to kill Saruman in the end. I say it's Saruman that's the incompetent because he keeps a traitor around that stabs him in the back! » 10/29/13 10:27am 10/29/13 10:27am

She isn't plus sized, she's normal. Just because someone isn't anorexic or bulimic doesn't mean that they are plus sized. The only thing plus sized about her is her center of gravity.... » 8/08/13 10:37am 8/08/13 10:37am