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  1. Annber03

    All Episodes Discussion

    So I just caught the episode about Jchandra's suicide when going through stuff on my DVR, and her "friend" (and I use that term VERY loosely here) Ty's involvement in it. Holy. Shit. What a disturbing, heartbreaking story. My thoughts exactly. His wanting to go back and retrieve the noose, his comments about mutilating her body, recording her death-that's serial killer talk and behavior, right there. God knows what else he could do if he were set free. He seriously made my skin crawl. When it comes to the issue of assisting somebody in ending their life, the only time that should ever be seen as potentially allowable is if it's in a medical setting, with a professional who knows what they're doing, and involves euthanasia. And even that's a hot button debate, for a whole host of reasons (after all, it'd be very easy for a doctor to abuse that method as well, as we've seen in the news a few times). It's beyond clear in this particular case that Ty had no interest in helping and supporting Jchandra, or making her death as peaceful as possible, or anything like that. He was just getting his sick kicks. I really feel for the investigator who had to be the one to discover that recording of her death. Also, I found it very odd that the sentence for a child abuse homicide can be as low as five years. One would think that'd carry an automatic lengthy/life prison sentence. Just a truly haunting, tragic story all around. My heart goes out to Jchandra's mom and her friends.
  2. Annber03

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    That is such a sweet response from Sheen. Aw :). I'm glad that show can give that woman comfort in her final days.
  3. Annber03

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Isn't it great that they get to avoid any opportunity to answer for this tragedy? A young woman died on your campus, you damn well better have the time to answer questions about it. Great article. Agreed that the responses all around are just shamefully bad. And these are the people in charge of trying to help prepare these students for the real world? That's unsettling to think about.
  4. Oh, yeah, I know the people overall don't support him. I was just talking about how governments keep trying to push for that kind of leadership despite the fact that it's very unpopular with voters in many countries. But as we're seeing with a lot of segments on this show lately, apparently what voters want doesn't seem to matter to a lot of government officials nowadays, so...:/. Still, hoping for a good outcome with that regardless.
  5. Annber03

    Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    I said while watching that clip, "If Santorum is supporting you, you're clearly on the wrong side of an issue." Why does that guy still think he's relevant? The "I think" bit was hilarious, though :D. The whole monologue about that mess of an interview with Trump was fantastic.
  6. Heh, I can totally see somebody doing that where I live. Thunderstorms rarely ever seem to faze people here 😛. I remember once when I was younger, we had a nasty storm rolling in and my family went out to the radio station where my dad worked (both because he needed to be on air to report on the bad weather and also because it was a good shelter for us in case tornado warnings started happening, as we didn't have a proper shelter in our home). Across the street from the station was a golf course, and despite the darkening skies and the rumbles of thunder, there were two guys still happily playing away on the course. I'm with you, though. I don't get that behavior, either. Unless you're a professional storm chaser, just stay indoors when the weather's bad.
  7. Annber03

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    From that article: Apparently, if the e-mails and the racist comments and negative reactions to an LGBT club are anything to go by, many at the school only wanted to learn about a very select part of the world. It's always a major red flag when people refer to the mere mention of important issues relating to minority groups, and the desire to make schools/businesses/etc. more inclusive and diverse, as "having an agenda". Those e-mails from Sparks are truly something. Very whiny and blaming and refusing to take any sort of responsibility for any issues going on at that school. I love, too, how Sparks is just the latest in a long line of people who will continue to deny they said certain things when there's public record of them saying those very things. Sounds like he needs to be reminded that once something's out on the internet, it's out there forever. Should be very interesting to see how that case plays out. I'm rooting for Benjamin. As for Sparks' books, never read any of them, nor had any interest in doing so. And I've only ever seen one of his movies (The Notebook), and that was only because my sister was watching it one night when I was staying with her.
  8. Annber03

    Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    I want to check out that book he and Meacham collaborated on. It sounds very interesting.
  9. Just read up on him a bit and this struck me really interesting: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Dornan But...but...I thought that celebrities were supposed to stay out of politics! Funny how that attitude never seems to matter when it comes to Republicans who are celebrities/have ties to celebrities running for office. I was also struck by this comment in that same Wiki page: WTF? Anywho, yeah, definitely a sign of what was to come with that party, for sure. Ha :D. Ugh, Johnson. It's so weird-on the one hand we've got so many people around the world who are horrified by Trump and his antics, going out and protesting him all over the place whenever he visits their countries. And yet so many countries' governments are still trying to have their own Trump running things. It'd be wonderful if people the world over could band together somehow and just kick all these sorry excuses for leaders out once and for all.
  10. Annber03

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Hasn't Baio said enough dumb stuff lately? Guy needs to put a sock in it. Oh, god, yes, the tinhatter club. Some real horror stories involving those people. But yeah, agreed that they should all be taken with a grain of salt. If the story winds up being true, we'll all know it eventually, and if not, well, then it's just the tabloids being ridiculous as usual. My favorites are the ones where they insist two people are now dating because they just happen to be in the same restaurant or at the same party or whatever. Who cares that they didn't even say one word to each other, or may not even know each other? They're totally dating! My mom feels the same way. She remembered seeing some clip of Garth on a talk show once, back when he was married to his first wife, and he was talking about how she kept him grounded (she remembers him making a joke about how if he ever started to act like he was all it, his wife would respond with, "Yeah, that's great, go take out the trash." 😛). So to see him praising her so much, only to then go through all the stuff with Trisha and start talking her up so much...it just struck my mom kind of odd and awkward.
  11. Annber03

    Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    Same. No way could I even begin to pull off the kind of style he's got going on, but hey, if he were to offer me some fashion tips, even just small ones, I'd take it :D. I liked his comment about the attitude around women wearing pants versus men wearing dresses. Damn straight. Loved Stephen doing that little strut around the stage in the hat and glasses. I'd be all for him coming out like that every night to start the show :p.
  12. Annber03

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Plus, he was a security guard, so she naturally felt he was trustworthy. Despite all the stories we've heard over the years of people in trusted authority/position of power roles turning out to be real scumbags, a lot of people still tend to just assume that people of that stature are harmless.
  13. Annber03

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Yeah, the tabloids have a lot to answer for as well when it comes to fueling celebrity breakups. Even if the rumors aren't true, if somebody hears them enough, I can see where it can get to the point where they'll wonder if they are, and how that can eventually lead to suspicion and lack of trust and the couple breaking up. I know people here have been talking about Cooper and Gaga being the main ones to fan these flames, intentionally or not, but I don't doubt the tabloid rumors didn't help matters, either. Stuff like this just reminds me why I'm very glad I'm not famous.
  14. Annber03

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Yeah, I wonder how a protection order would've worked out, too. On the one hand, it would've been a good thing to show to the police and any other officials, both as proof of how serious things truly did become and as something that they could help enforce if he did try and violate the order somehow. On the other hand, I've also sadly seen so many stories where protection and restraining orders did absolutely zip in helping the victim, because criminals don't care about them and know how to get around then, and even with those orders in place, it often feels like there's still a lot law enforcement can't or won't do, and then tragedy ensues anyway. But yeah, given his criminal record and the extortion and such, that alone should've been enough for police to act and remove him from the premises altogether, and perhaps serve some jail time as well.
  15. Annber03

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    I think the bigger dog almost steps on the puppy's head at one point, too! Similar thing happens with my cats. Lily is very possessive and loves attention, and so if she ever sees Mitsi snuggled up by my mom or in some spot on the couch, she'll either try and chase her away, or she'll just shove herself right on in there and settle in, whether Mitsi wants her there or not :p. She also seems to be able to tell when we're talking to Mitsi or cooing over some cute animal we see on TV, 'cause then she'll wander into the room like, "Hi. You seem to be paying attention to a cat that isn't me."
  16. Annber03

    Pet(s): Photos & Discussion

    OMG :D. That's hilarious. Poor little puppy, though. "Um...I was sitting there?"
  17. Yep. The answer to the "left-leaning" Wikipedia. Did not know that. Interesting. I loved that girl saying, "I'm so tired of living here!" I get the feeling that's Florida's unofficial state motto :p.
  18. Annber03

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Oh, god, I forgot about that movie! I never saw it, but I remember ads for it on TV and whatnot when it came out. That's awesome :D. Makes me want to check out that movie now. "It's a sensitive time to speculate, so naturally we're going to speculate on whether or not they might date." Ah, People. I could not imagine doing something like that. God, that'd suck.
  19. Watching his speech today, I kept thinking, "Please come back to TV full time?" The fact he's got an animal sanctuary just adds to the love.
  20. Annber03

    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Truth. I sure as hell wouldn't want to mess with her!
  21. Annber03

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    I was yelling at the TV a lot. This. He also peeped in her window, which is generally a precursor to more violent behavior in these situations as well. Besides that, so, what, they're basically saying a woman's concerns are only valid when physical violence is threatened? How about the emotional and mental toll he was taking on her? She was clearly uncomfortable with him constantly contacting her, and the fear in her voice was palpable. She specifically requested an escort to retrieve her car, because she was that afraid that she might encounter him. That wasn't enough reason for them to get involved? By the time a guy does threaten physical violence, it's almost too late to actually do anything. That's why people are supposed to try and stop it before it even gets to that point. Duh. The whole thing about how accountability doesn't have to mean people being fired-yeah, in this case, it kind of does. We're not talking about mixing up an order at a restaurant or a store or something here. A woman died because of their ineptness. They had to warn other students on campus that a shooter was on the loose because they didn't do enough to get him the hell off that campus. If I botched up my job that badly I'd sure as hell be let go, so I don't get why they're somehow exempt from having to face similar consequences. Maybe losing their jobs could be the wake-up call they need.
  22. Annber03

    Late Show With Stephen Colbert

    The expression on his face after seeing the clip was perfect :D. I also liked the description of the politicians' five minute speeches being similar to that of awards shows. I live in Iowa, so it's always fun when election time rolls around and people start talking about politicians visiting us :p. A couple of the Democratic candidates have come through my town in recent months, but I was unable to go-I'll need to keep an eye out and plan for any future visits, 'cause I'd definitely like to go see some of these people in person.
  23. Annber03

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    Exactly. The woman leaving is proof the guy is losing/has lost his control over her, and that scares and angers him, so he lashes out.
  24. Annber03

    All Episodes Talk: Crime And Punishment

    This story should also be shown to the people who always go, "Why doesn't she just leave?!" whenever they hear these kinds of stories. Lauren did leave him. She did everything in her power to try and avoid having to see or communicate with him. You see how well that worked out for her. And there's numerous other similar tragic stories of women leaving only for the guy to find and kill them anyway. At this point you'd think people would wise up and realize that it's not as simple as saying, "Just leave!", but apparently not.
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