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Maxine posts on 1/19/2007 6:03:44 AM Anita - you are absolutely correct. It is not worth our time. Bottom line - Natalie has issues that she has to learn to deal with. I highly doubt that she has a masters degree in Psychology. If she did, you would think she would be the first to realize that she needs help. I don't hate her. I pity her. She is a very sad person.
Anita posts on 1/19/2007 1:41:35 AM Natalie why are you so mean? Why are you attacking Maxine because she has an opinion that's different from yours? Everybody has the right to their own opinion. Anyways I think this should stop. Maxine I know your probably frustrated, but you know what? It's not worth it. No matter how much you apologize I doubt Natalie will stop attacking you. I think she enjoys jumping down people's throat. You'll probably just encourage her by attacking her. Even an apology won't get through her thick head. I m sorry to every other posters, especially civil if I offended any of you. Sorry.
natalie posts on 1/18/2007 11:44:47 PM Anita I not only applied, but I have been there and done that, and have a Masters Degree in psychology to show for it. I work all day but, I can ask you the same question since you always seem to be so quick to know what everyone has posted, and give a response. Thank you Cara, and Civilengineer. It is nice to know that I am not the only one who thinks that these two are out of line, and out of touch. I am glad you both posted I think the others on this page who think they so superior and correct- needed a lesson to know that they are not correct. I appologize to you and any other posters who stumbles upon this page, thinking that they can either blog about the book or engage in banter. Unfortunately, due to a select few they have taken the fun out of the blogging experience, and it is no longer a place to blog about literary comments. People must be shocked at the level of immaturity, ridiculousness, and inane bickering that is occuring. It has become a racial, and verbal assault center. I could not agree with you more Civilengineer when you said you did not want to get in the middle of whatever is going on here. Do not get brought in to the insanity like I did. This started with me disagreeing with Maxine, and some how, not really sure how, but Anita got in the middle of it. From there is snowballed into a three day war. Beware, do not post if your opinion differs from Maxine and Anita's. They will not allow you to post your opinion. They only believe in freedom of speech, as long as you agree with them. As far as I am concerned Maxine is like Rosie O'Donnell, she will turn anything you say into a fight. Even if you agree with her. They will attack you, it doesn't matter that they do not know what they are talking about. These two women have nothing better to do than sit at the posters all day long, and respond about nothing at all. Maxine dosen't even believe in what she is spewing she is just arguing for the sake of arguing. I can respect somebody's opinion when they respect mine, and legitimately want to discuss things. That is not these two women. It is ashame, that bullying the posters is the only way they can apparently interact with others. I wouldn't mind their insane drivel if any of it either made any sense, or was at least educationally or socially accurate. Maxine claims to be a victim of emotional abuse by her ex-husband. So, perhaps her cyber bullying is just a manifestation of what her husband did to her, and instead of taking it out on him, she is taking it out on innocent posters. So, Maxine is this the end of your insanity or are there any more jems of wisdom you wish to enlighten us with. Are we finally through or is this going to continue another three days. All, I can say is I hope you grow up Maxine, and get a clue before it is too late.

Maxine posts on 1/18/2007 10:40:52 PM To Civilengineer and Anita - the way that you have debated is the correct way, through respect and dignity. When one person is out of line and is called on it, and then that person apologizes, that is the adult way to handle it. We do not jump down Natalie's throat. From her very first post, she was attacking me personally, and then she attacked Anita for defending me. I suspect that Natalie has deep seeded problems and she needs a target to unleash her hostility. I really do not care that she has chosen me. I would much rather have her take her anger out on me than say her child. I apologize to her for anything out of line I have said. I suspect that she will not do the same due to her many problems. I hope that she gets therapy because I think she is in need of it. I know what it is like to be that angry. I was, for a long time, angry at my husband for his abuse. It was the loving support of my boyfriend, who helped pay for my therapy out of his own pocket, because he wanted to see me healed. Perhaps Natalie does not have somebody who loves her enough to help her. I really do not know. If she does not, I feel bad for her. It was upsetting for me to read her anti-Iranian comments and stereotypes because my boyfriend is nothing like that. Furthermore, many other Iranians are not like that. This has been my message from the beginning and she has taken umbrage for it. She started attacking me from day one. A message to Natalie - I have been out of line in some of the things I said. I apologize. I hope for your sake that you can find help for your anger because at the end of the day, the person you are hurting is you.
civilengineer3 posts on 1/18/2007 6:06:01 PM Thankyou Anita I appreciate the kindness. Bare in mind I am 58, and things were taught differently when I was a child. I am a 2nd grade teacher so I don't teach the continents, but when I originally learned them- that is how I did. Maybe things have changed overtime. I am sorry as well if I was nasty myself. I was just afraid that I was going to get swept up in what ever is going on on here. Thanks you again
Anonymous posts on 1/18/2007 6:01:07 PM I had a bad experience with a mideastern owner of a hotel, charging for everything, even to look at his map that was on the wall (because he wanted me to spend $2 on the copy he had behind the desk). No, I did not get into a confrontation, I just did not stay there the next time we traveled. It was if he really did not respect too much about Americans, just here to get money. I found his particular attitude rude.It seemed he was had no sense of what "community". was.Has anyone else had that experience?
Anita posts on 1/18/2007 5:34:10 PM I m sorry about what I said. I was kind of frustrated when I wrote it, I was angry about something else and I took that out on you. Sorry. I don’t know about you but in Grade 6 they taught us that Greenland was part of N.A. Maybe American’s are taught that Greenland is grouped with Antarctica. Canada and the U.S are two different countries, things are different. I don’t know I m sorry anyways.
civilengineer3 posts on 1/18/2007 5:03:05 PM Look, Anita I am not going to get caught up into this fight that seems to be going on here. I came on here to pass an opinion on Betty's book. When I got here your post hit me like a ton of bricks. Just so you know I got my teaching degree from NYU. I am 58 years old I have no desire to fight with a simple 19 year old girl. Believe, me when it comes to me you want to give up. I don't have to get harsh like Natalie to put you in your place. Although, now I can certainally see her frustration. From what I can tell my English is well, compared to yours, I may make a few typing errors, but you have actual dialect errors. I don't know if maybe you are someone who doesn't like to be wrong but you are. Greenland is grouped with Antartica, as a continent. I did not say anything about it's origin, Denmark or anything else. I am simply talking continents right now. I am sorry if it offends you, but you are wrong.
Anita posts on 1/18/2007 4:42:59 PM Greenland is not part of Antarctica. “Greenland (Greenlandic: Kalaallit Nunaat, meaning "Land of the Kalaallit (Greenlanders)"; Danish: Grønland, meaning "Greenland") is a self-governed Danish territory. Though geographically and ethnically an Arctic island nation associated with the continent of NORTH AMERCA, politically and historically Greenland is closely tied to Europe.” Where did you get your Master’s Degree from? A community college? I give up. What do they teach you in America? Your English grammar isn’t very good either.
civilengineer3 posts on 1/18/2007 4:26:59 PM Anita all I can say to is WOW! Cara wrote a post that explains it all. Apparently, besides not being able to speak and write the English language- you can not read English, and do not own a basic atlas! Arguing that Greenland(you spelled it wrong by the way) is not a Continent just speaks volumes of your stupidity. There are SEVEN Continents sweetheart! North America- South America- Africa- Asia- Europe- Austraila and Greenland (It is grouped together with Antartica)feel free to look it up! I read the previous posts and it seems to me Central America came in when YOU said that quote mexica quote was a part of North America. And it is NOT it is classified by the U.N as a part of CENTRAL AMERICA. The other countries that you speak of are non enities, and no they are not apart of North America. Just before you come on her and attack me- I am a teacher with a Master's Degree! I am alot older that 19! Natalie might be a little harsh, but I have a feel it is out of pure frustration. But you definitly are wrong here, and from what I can read you and Maxine seem to be the ones jumping down Natalies throat.
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