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Comment Re:Pull A Jordan? Seriously? (Score 1) 279

For my own limited opinion, I read the first two books and had to stop. The writing is incredibly well done, and I agree with other posters comments regarding characterization. However, the story was so damn dark and depressing. At the end of each chapter, something bad happens to one of the main family characters, who are essentially decent people. Every chapter. As I was reading, at the end of each chapter, I was like, "Oh man, that sucks." "Oh, god, that's terrible." "Holy crap!" "That's horrible!" "These poor people!"

I just couldn't take it anymore, it was so depressing, I had to stop reading the series.

Comment Re:Scum (Score 1) 312

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with the public schools. I still question the "designed to produce criminals and soldiers", though. Your milage may vary. *shrug*

"Sociopath: a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience."

Alright, I'll give you partial credit. I wasn't lying (but thanks for assuming that), but I did have an incomplete definition. The home schoolers I know are rather social people. But in my experience, they have lacked moral responsibility and social conscious, BIG TIME.

Comment Re:Scum (Score 2, Interesting) 312

What public schools did you go to? Any? Because I went through the public school system growing up, in several different cities and states (navy brat; family moved all the time), and I did just fine. No criminal or soldier elements for me, nor the friends I had made in the later grades. I feel there is an undeserved slight on the public school system...I'm not sure if it's from the media focusing on inner-city, run down schools, or from some Right leaning political propoganda. Myself, I think home schooling is a horrible idea, and those I've known to be home schooled are more sociopath-leaning than any other people I know.

Comment Re:Will not use BoA atms! (Score 1) 171

I've been with BoA for 20 years, and have been using their ATM's the entire time, and only once have I had an issue with one of the machines. Admittedly, I plan on leaving them soon, as I've been having some other issues with them, but I would hardly call the plethora of BoA ATMs something to avoid at all costs.

Comment Re:memories... (Score 1) 266

I was in 6th grade, at lunch at the time. we came back in and our teacher had clearly been crying. There was a TV in the room, and she explained to us what had happened, and we watched the news about it for a while. Was an incredibly memorable day for a 12yo fascinated by astronauts and astronomy.

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