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  1. when i heard this news just minutes after bruce announced it, the night of june 18, i was so upset and heartbroken. i really believed clarence was going to recover after his stroke. i dreamed of taking my daughter to a bruce and e street band show in the near future. as mentioned, they are amazing live. as much as i hope and expect bruce will continue to record and tour, without clarence it will never be the same. my two favorite bruce songs, among so many, new york city serenade and jungleland, have such beautiful saxophone. give them a listen, studio or live. i have grown up listening to the amazing music created by this group of extraordinary talent. thirty four years a fan and forever one. when clarence played you felt your soul. his music will always live in my heart. rip clarence clemons.
  2. Heartfelt condolences to you L.S. and your family. Charlie spread so much laughter and inspiration to the many friends he made here. He has been missed terribly over the past months and always will be. I will think of Charlie often for the rest of my life. May you have peace now my friend
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    I feel so heartbroken right now. Thank you for letting us know. So many people here love Charlie. my thoughts are with all of your family. Really can't express how sad i feel over this news. please tell Charlie i will never forget him.
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    Charlie, although it has been a while since i last spoke to you, i think about you often. i hope time is helping you heal. You are so strong and i hope that never changes. Always wishing you the best. bobbie
  5. Paul Rodgers originally used an american accent to sound like the blues artists he was influenced by/loved. I thought he was american as a young bad company fan.
  6. bret just went through an emergency appendectomy, a subarachnoid hemmorhage, a mini stroke and just found out he has a hole in his heart. i don't see the minimal news coverage bret receives as a big deal. this man is lucky to be alive and is a true fighter.
  7. I followed this story though i never got into the 80's hair bands i always considered Bret to be hot back then. i watched all of his rock of love episodes and have been watching celebrity apprentice for the first time this season. bret is clearly a kind hearted, down to earth guy, especially for a rock star. he is the kind of guy all girls should have as a friend. i am so relieved bret is doing so well and expected to fully recover. he seems to be a great dad and said his daughters were a top reason he fought to overcome his condition. planted, yes bret is a type 1 diabetic since adolesence. bret is said to be well controlled. his charity on apprentice is juvenille diabetes and bret is very involved with the foundation. brets 9 Yr old had diabetic symptoms recently. bret didnt leave the show so i guess for now she's still not diagnosed. stay awesome, bret
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    Charlie, As always i am hoping you will feel better soon. I know the kindness of your friends and family will keep you strong. My warmest thoughts continue to be with you... Bobbie
  9. I missed the show. Would have liked to see Genesis inducted, being one of my top all time favorite bands. The reason Peter Gabriel wasn't there was he is currently in rehearsals for his soon to come tour! I'm excited!
  10. Little By Little... Robert Plant
  11. Slave to Zep, I am so happy for you! I wish you and your lucky man a beautiful life together!!!
  12. Hi slave to zep! I couldn't ask to spend the day with a sweeter person! Thank you for the nice compliment, and Happy Valentine's Day to you, from one great mum to another!!!
  13. I spent today with my Valentine who always makes me happy! We went to another ice skating lesson and i took pictures of how wonderful she is doing. After dropping my nieces off at their dad's house, my Valentine and i had a delicious Japanese lunch together. I bought her a nice card that made her face light up with joy and a sticker book that we are going to create a story with together. As ledzepfvr said, it doesn't have to be a significant other to be your Valentine... and while i love my daughter every day with all my heart, it's nice to have a special day to celebrate the love. I always like a guy who finds Valentine's day romantic.
  14. I'm glad the hermit crabs are doing well My daughter went sledding with her cousins and had fun. She prefers warm weather to cold but of course enjoys some snow like most kids. I hope the next snowfall is lighter too! This is almost a record number of inches of snow in one year for my city and it was only the second storm we had this year. Past few years wasn't enough snowfall to fuss over. I know you were joking about the Bahamas but still a nice idea! Stay safe and warm!
  15. Virginia, that really sucks. Power lines in my neighborhood are underground so we were lucky not to lose power. I know over 200,000 people did in the city. It's good no damage was done to your house and i'm very glad to hear the hermit crabs are okay! I spent most of the weekend at the hospital so that was a drag, but been home since 8:30p last night and loving it! Getting ready to go shovel a little better in anticipation of the next snowstorm tomorrow. School was closed today in many areas so that's another day i paid for that my daughter is stuck at home. I expect the same thing on Wednesday when surprisingly i have to work again! I have decided to embrace the snow instead of dreading it. Feels better that way! I will be off after Wednesday until the following Wednesday so that's something else to look forward to! Let me know when you get settled in to your new home, i'd love to visit you! I'm going to look for the sunscreen right now!
  16. We got about two feet of snow. Started Friday around 6:30 pm and went on until after 2pm today. Kept me at work overnight after my day shift yesterday. At least i got a private patient room of my own to shower/watch tv and sleep in before going back for more work today. Came home to shovel the heaping mess. I think i've had my fun for the week.
  17. Her alcoholism is not something you can cure, and you already know that. She's not your wife and she only uses you. Look at her. She would rather be with an abuser than someone who loves her? You should have more love for yourself so you can start to heal. You will see in the future that you wasted alot of time on a lost cause. I just wish you would do what you know is best for "you".
  18. It's a question i think anyone should ask before being a pet owner. Wasn't specific to you. I am sick of all the strays i see, the abuse i see on the news (just last night on the local news a father/husband was arrested for setting the family dog on fire) WTF??? Sick of animal abuse. Animals in our homes are at our mercy to care for them. You sugar on the other hand is a grown woman who "should" be able to care for herself. If she wanted you, she would be with you.
  19. Started snowing about 4 hrs ago and seems to be concluded. Looks like about 2 inches in the street. While i was out in the area only saw a dusting on the roads. The temps are in the teens. I can't wait for that to break.
  20. I agree with MissHoneyDripper. A kitten should have someone around more often, and a cat would be better if being left alone for long periods of time. I also agree about looking at a shelter. If you are serious about having a pet, then why not save a life that you "can" save. By no means get a dog. Dogs require alot of care, attention and especially your time. I will ask that you make certain your new pet will be with you for as long as it lives and will be taken care of properly. I "despise" people who think pets are dispensable. It's a committment for the life of the pet. As for your other situation, all i can do is shake my head. You should have left her a long time ago. You don't have to stop loving someone to walk away when it's just too late.
  21. Natural light blonde and in the summer it looks bleached (and i love it)!
  22. I agree Toyota should have taken even one death caused by their product seriously. Greed is such a terrible trait in human beings. I hope people will stop buying Toyotas quite honestly. I don't think the emergency brake made a difference, just like the brakes didn't work in stopping the acceleration. The key is to use the brakes in conjunction with putting the car in "neutral". I first heard of this report on ABC News a couple months ago and was on the phone with my parents right away telling them what to do if this ever happens. Interesting i just found this article: Toyota Denied Sudden Acceleration Problem For More Than 5 Years November 06, 2009 9:00 AM appears that Toyota has denied its sudden acceleration problem for more than 5 years. Toyota's recall for floor mat problems is not the end of the story and the company needs to do more to protect its customers and the motoring public. In March 2004, the Center For Auto Safety reported about sudden acceleration problems in 2002-03 Toyota Camrys and Solaras and the 2002-03 Lexus ES 300. WASHINGTON -- A relatively new technology, the electronic throttle, is a leading suspect in a wave of claims that some vehicles unexpectedly accelerate out of control. Government investigators are looking at 2002-03 Toyota Camrys and Solaras and Lexus ES 300s to determine if they are defective. More than a million cars are in service. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has begun a preliminary investigation of the latest claims. It is gathering about 37 complaints of sudden acceleration by owners of the Toyota and Lexus cars. The complaints include 30 reports of crashes. They involved injuries to five people; one of them was seriously hurt. According to AutoSafety.org, by the year 2000, there had been more than 22,600 reported complaints of sudden acceleration. More than five years ago, Toyota and NHTSA identified the electronic throttle as the most likely source of the sudden acceleration defect. However, Toyota continued -- and continues today -- to dismiss concerns about its throttle control system and has looked only at the floor mat issue. Four years later -- in June 2008 -- the Detroit Free Press and the Motor Authority reported that Toyota had dismissed additional customer complaints that the popular Toyota Tacoma pickup truck had been experiencing the same sudden acceleration issue as other Toyota and Lexus vehicles. Now, Toyota's Tacoma pickup is receiving complaints in the U.S. because of the same unintended acceleration defect. A total of 432 customers have reported unintended or sudden acceleration [problems] in their vehicles, resulting in 51 crashes and 12 injuries. Toyota has responded by stating that its Tacoma is not defective and that many reports were "inspired by publicity," reports the Detroit Free Press. In 2008 -- like in 2004 -- Toyota refused to take the sudden acceleration issue seriously. Instead of fixing the known problem in its vehicles, Toyota publicly accused its own customers of trying to cash in on Toyota's negative publicity. By October 2009, Toyota was forced to finally acknowledge sudden acceleration problems in the following vehicles: 2007-2010 Toyota Camry 2005-2010 Toyota Avalon 2004-2009 Toyota Prius 2005-2010 Toyota Tacoma 2007-2010 Toyota Tundra 2007-2010 Lexus ES350 2006-2010 Lexus IS250 2006-2010 Lexus IS 350 In October 2009, Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda, was forced to publicly apologize for the tragic death of an American family who were killed when their Toyota vehicle suddenly accelerated out of control. This tragedy was recorded by 911 as the passengers desperately tried to slow or stop their out of control Toyota vehicle. As the Detroit Free Press reported: TOKYO — Toyota’s president said it was “extremely regrettable” an American family died in a crash in which a floor mat in one of the Japanese automaker’s vehicles is suspected as the cause. "Four precious lives have been lost," Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda said Friday. "I offer my deepest condolences." *** That crash killed California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Saylor, 45 — who was driving a Lexus, a Toyota luxury model — and three family members on State Route 125 outside San Diego. The vehicle was traveling at more than 120 mph when it launched off an embankment, rolled several times and burst into flames. Despite more than 5 years of documented sudden acceleration problems in Toyota and Lexus vehicles and the tragic death of a family of four caught on tape, Toyota still has refused to accept any responsibility or acknowledge any defect: Toyoda said the company was still deciding what action it would take and did not acknowledge any vehicle problem during his appearance at the Japan National Press Club. He apologized for any worries customers may have. “I feel sorry that people who are driving Toyota and Lexus cars believing in their safety are now feeling uncertainties,” he said. Toyota has ignored customer reports of the sudden acceleration problem for more than 5 years. Despite this growing safety concern, Toyota announced today, November 6, 2009, a third-quarter profit of nearly $250 million. In the last 90 days -- while its cars were running out of control -- Toyota made a profit of nearly $3 miller per day. Toyota also increased its sales projection to more than 7 million vehicles for this year. Langdon & Emison is aware of more than 2100 reported instances of Toyota sudden acceleration. Instead of listening to its customers and fixing the extremely dangerous sudden acceleration problem -- a problem Toyota has known about for more than 5 years -- Toyota is raking in money and placing even more dangerous cars and trucks on American roads. Toyota needs to take these complaints seriously and fix the millions of dangerous vehicles on our streets and highways. You can learn more by reading these previous reports on Toyota's sudden acceleration problem: "Inaccurate and Misleading" Statements On Toyota Sudden Acceleration Problem Toyota Sudden Acceleration: Case Is Not Closed Safety Group Responds To Toyota On Sudden Acceleration Defect Toyota Has More Troubles Than Just Sudden Acceleration You can learn more and get updates about Toyota's dangerous sudden acceleration defect at our auto safety blog. http://kansascity.injuryboard.com/automobile-accidents/toyota-denied-customer-complaints-on-sudden-acceleration-problem-for-more-than-5-years.aspx?googleid=274028
  23. Save the applauds, this problem has been ongoing for some time, and many deaths have occurred. Toyota blamed the problem on "floormats" and many victims of this problem (who survived) were clear that the floormat was not the reason for the acceleration. Some even said they did not have floormats. I first saw this story on the news a couple of months ago. Three of my family members own Toyotas so i felt even more concern, plus i don't want to be in front of any runaway cars. Experts say if this happens to you, put the car in neutral and put your foot on the brake with force (do not pump them). Check the date on these reports (you will notice Toyota has tried to sweep the problem under the mat for too long): http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/toyota-acceleration-problem-is-still-unresolved/ http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/RunawayToyotas/sudden-acceleration-toyota-cars-owners-rebel-accidents/story?id=8980479 Owners of Toyota Cars in Rebellion Over Series of Accidents Caused by Sudden Acceleration ABC News Investigation Uncovers Reports of 16 Deaths, Over 200 Accidents; Toyota Owners Demand Answers By BRIAN ROSS, JOSEPH RHEE, ANGELA M. HILL and MEGAN CHUCHMACH Nov. 3, 2009 321 comments Refusing to accept the explanation of Toyota and the federal government, hundreds Toyota owners are in rebellion after a series of accidents caused by what they call "runaway cars." Department of Transportation: underlying defect causes accelerators to stick. More PhotosSafety analysts found an estimated 2000 cases in which owners of Toyota cars including Camry, Prius and Lexus, reported that their cars surged without warning up to speeds of 100 miles per hour. CLICK HERE FOR MORE OF THE RUNAWAY TOYOTAS STORY. Toyota says the incidents are caused by floor mats becoming stuck under gas pedals, but owners say that's not what happened to them. Watch the full report tonight on 'World News with Charles Gibson' and 'Nightline'. "I'm absolutely certain that in my situation, it was not the floor mats," Elizabeth James told ABC News. She was driving her Toyota Prius outside Denver, CO when she says it suddenly shot up to 90 miles an hour, even though her foot was on the brake and not the gas pedal. "I kept going faster and faster," James said. "And all of a sudden… my foot was pressing on the brake super, super hard and I wasn't slowing down." James and some other Toyota owners suspect the accidents have been caused by some kind of glitch in the electronic computer system used in Toyotas that controls the throttle. Related WATCH: What to Do if Your Car Accelerates Out of ControlWATCH: Are Toyota's Accelerators Safe?PHOTOS: Terror on the Roads: Runaway ToyotasToyota officials refused to talk with ABC News about the incidents, but posted a statement from executive Bob Daly on its website last night that said: "Some news reports suggest there may be other causes of unintended acceleration, speculating about electronic engine control systems, braking performance or electro-magnetic interference among other theories. There is no evidence to support these theories."
  24. I just went bowling yesterday afternoon for the first time in years. When we first arrived around 2pm it was normal in there, but after fifteen minutes it was like a disco. Just like you described. At first i was annoyed, but after a few minutes i got used to it. Anyway, bowling with my sister, oldest niece and my five year old was fun. Today i was happy to see my daughter take her second ice skating lesson. Took lots of pictures too. I love having such an active child!
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    Haiti Quake

    My daughter's school did a "hop for Haiti". Each child's number of hops was recorded and the teachers are asking for $1 each. I like that the school teaches the children about charity (with many events for other causes throughout the year). I have to come up with $12 I have watched some of the footage with my daughter on CNN so that she can see what real life is all about. Tonight's concert: http://mumbrella.com.au/channel-10-mtv-and-vh1-to-broadcast-live-fundraising-concert-for-haiti-earthquake-victims-16324 Channel 10, MTV and VH1 to broadcast live fundraising concert for Haiti earthquake victims Network Ten, MTV and VH1 Australia will broadcast live the fundraising concerts being held in London, New York and Los Angeles in support of the earthquake victims in Haiti. The Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief concerts will see a line up of celebrities and musical artists lend their support for the cause which will be broadcast in Australia tomorrow from 12pm. Among the latest stars to be announced are Beyoncé in London, Madonna in New York City, and Haitian artist Emeline Michel in Los Angeles will join Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, Shakira, and Sting in New York City. Also in New York will be Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Dave Matthews, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Stevie Wonder, Taylor Swift, and a group performance by Keith Urban, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow. In London, there will be Coldplay, and a group performance by Bono, The Edge, Jay-Z, and Rihanna. In addition to musical performances, others invloved will include: President Bill Clinton, Ben Stiller, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, Clint Eastwood, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Jon Stewart, Julia Roberts, Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Nicole Kidman, Robert Pattinson, Samuel L. Jackson, Tom Hanks and Will Smith with Muhammad Ali. Viewers will be asked to send in their donations online, via phone or mail. Music performances from the concert will be available for purchase and download on iTunes, with Apple, the record labels and the artists donating their share of the proceeds to Haiti relief funds managed by the Hope for Haiti Now charities. The charities are Oxfam America, Partners in Health, the Red Cross, UNICEF, United Nations World Food Programme, Yele Haiti Foundation, and the newly formed Clinton Bush Haiti Foundation.
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