Burwell April 18, 2012 @ 11:28 p.m.

The crimes committed by workers in the real estate industry are so enormous as to be beyond the capacity of the legal system to deal with. The real estate scum broke our country financially. Everyone who works in the real estate industry is a thief and a criminal to some degree. Workers in the real estate industry are barely one step above the level of child molesters and society should treat them as such.


Duhbya April 12, 2012 @ 9:06 a.m.

"I would go into it (cheating) with integrity and honesty.”

Words escape me.


Catbird April 18, 2012 @ 11:53 a.m.

"To everything, there is a season," Ecclesiastes 3. Personal progress be damned! We each have our own "Rainbow" and I'm glad you finally landed in yours! Your description makes me want to check it out.


The Radiators That Ticked Heat into the Room

New school in South Carolina

The winter I was in fifth grade, my father brought home a National Geographic book that seemed to consist entirely of swamp photographs. He turned the thick, glossy pages for me, and I stared at ...

RMc Sept. 20, 2012 @ 6:02 p.m.

I don’t know the writer, but I do know many Kelly’s and their stories are those of being sold a dream of sorts…love, companionship, a life together, only to learn that Mr. Right is Mr. I Want to Turn You Out on the Street for my financial gain. It is very rare that a minor or young adult woman would want the life of being paid for sex only to have to turn it over to her pimp. I would not be too quick to judge the Kelly’s of the world, as there are many right her in San Diego, but instead ask…what got you to this place? How can I help? Where do we find services? You can start by calling the National Human Trafficking Hotline (888) 373-7888, or the local BSCC Hotline (619) 666-2757. You could also educate yourself on the issues of Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children. Shared Hope International and Polaris Project are great international resources that understand the domestic issue as well.


SurfPuppy619 Sept. 20, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m.

Pretty sad story.................breaks my heart, I can only imagine how her parents and BFF feel.


Roberta73 Sept. 23, 2012 @ 7:43 p.m.

As for the author, shame on you! Hope you enjoyed your 15 minutes of fame at your friend's expense. I know Kelly and her family personally and I can't believe you never even asked their permission to tell this story. By the way, Kelly is doing great although I know Kelly and her family are quite taken back by your selfishness and betrayal of your friendship. I can't believe there's people like you that exist. How do you sleep at night? Oh, that's right... in your big Victoria's Secret pajamas at your safe Mommy and Daddy's house.


Scott Marks Oct. 3, 2012 @ 7:52 a.m.

The vertically challenged irresponsible local public personality never once said the letter-writer called her the fat-pig news lady. She was afraid that some jadrool sitting around the breakfast table with their kids would say it and the little ones would repeat it in school. She's right. That's how the cycle of bullying begins. How would you like it if somebody took your job performance to task, not based on anything you wrote, but because of your physical appearance? Do you really think this smug missive came from someone who cared? It's a cheap shot from some PC yenta who obviously has so little going on in their scary personal life that they can take time to fire off a well-intentioned email. I'd rather be viewed as fat (which I am) than a shallow dope who thinks a teleprompter-reading TV celebrity is a role model. I sentence the letter-writer to an eternity in hell with only "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" reruns playing on channel 666.


tward77 Nov. 10, 2012 @ 9:36 a.m.

This will give new meaning to the phrase,"Freeze, sucker!"

I thought Vegas was going to be their, um, headquarters if the prophylactic prop passed. LVPD don't care if you get no STD.

Hey how about that Daniel Day-Lewis as LINCOLN? I still prefer Martin and Lewis.


I Am Stardirt Dec. 8, 2012 @ 11:37 p.m.

Lemon Grove is tired of being judged - stays home, watches Thelma and Louise Drinks six pack with girlfriends instead.


Dennis Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:52 p.m.

Don, I didn't mean to imply that there is a lack of real news in the world, just that most of it doesn't get reported in the local media. The UT focuses on non news items like their most recent proclamation that opening the California Tower in Balboa Park will bring visitors for the 2015 celebration, local TV does the same, all fluff, no stuff.


2012 was a hard year in La Mesa

I just hope there isn't another one marked "Dreams" in the next lot over.

Barbarella Fokos Dec. 27, 2012 @ 10:53 a.m.

I love being able to say "yes." But being unable to say "no" was a problem. :)


SurfPuppy619 Dec. 31, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m.

What many people here do not know is that Ryan Aeronautical used to be located next to Lindbergh Field, and they built the "Spirit of St Louis" there. YES, that plane was built right here in San Diego.The people who sponsored the plane were form St Louis hence the name (also has a connection to the name of our own airport). The original building was a metal "Butler Building", that was moved down to Chula Vista, at least 25 years ago right off the I-5. You could still see the Ryan Aeronautical name on it even after they had the building painted.

This was a super cool story, as there are very few Americans who lived through WWII who are still alive who can share these stories....awesome!


mngcornaglia Dec. 31, 2012 @ 1:14 p.m.

nice story... we're always fortunate to meet and once know people of this generation...


FlatRabbit Jan. 3, 2013 @ 7:55 p.m.

This is huge! Humans are seriously mutating. I think it is fascinating that I share in a generation of notable pioneering. We maintain this crazy weird balance of history and development that, to me, is the undertone of this piece.

This generation, as children, still played outside, yet invented the technical level that we thrive in today. Computers (along with central air) brought us indoors, first content with a jumping Italian plumber and then soon to a linked WWW where this type of “romantic” interaction can even be possible. We are good at this.

She actually says: “I love it. It’s like a game”. Absolutely priceless! Genuine singles delving through pages of profiles while she Levels-Up.

Right when I want to say that there is a better way to meet someone, I realize that this is the medium we are comfortable in now. Yes, I did meet my wife the “ol’ fashion” way, but if I really examine it I can’t help but realize that it was simply a series of events that could have been triggered in any way possible. Why not an invoked action such on-line dating?

These folks still have to go through that uncomfortable (possibly even more so) first date that everyone endures. They are getting up and meeting each other and not completely satisfied with drawing the drapes and clicking their little hearts out. Sucks that there are so many dishonest people or those just hunting for sex, but you can find that age old scheme face-to-face at the night club or even the produce section.

The fact that this is commonplace is what I take away. Maybe I broke it down to deep. Stop and think it out, people are placing a few basic self-opinions on a website to be scrutinized by potential mates and then putting themselves out there to be sorted. Some results successful, some tragic. Simplistically iconic Siobhan.

Best of luck to you honest folks lookin for love in whatever way suits you. Down with you meddling wrong-doers.


pearljammed April 14, 2013 @ 9:10 p.m.

There are prison ministries that go out and visit several women's prisons. I was involved with one that went out to area women's work camps a couple of years ago. There were a lot of rules to follow and a big background check to pass but it was worth it. One Saturday per month, we would gather a group and drive up to these places and hang out with the gals. It was a very rewarding experience for us and I think the incarcerated ladies enjoyed the attention too.


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