God is truth. Habitual liars are not working for Him.
Obama speech writers laugh about Lie of the Year
Obama speech writers laugh about Lie of the Year
Christina was nine weeks* pregnant when she went to Planned Parenthood at the urging of her fiancé. She already had a four-month-old baby at home, and her health was poor. Christina describes the type of “counseling” she received at Planned Parenthood:
The counselor asked me if I was being forced into it. Asked me if I was making this decision 100% on my own. She advised me to make sure this was what I wanted.
She then proceeded to tell me that the process will be pretty easy… and that I wouldn’t see anything. They didn’t ever use the word baby. They always just said “it” or “tissue” or “the process”. They never said anything about the level of development. They did tell me it would be too small to see anything.
The pill was not at all what Planned Parenthood told me it would be. They said I would feel like heavy period. It felt like HELL! It was worse than labor with my son.
Within two hours of taking the second set of pills I had the baby in the toilet. When I turned around there it was in the sack and everything. I broke open the sack and held the helpless little baby in my hand. I cried and felt like I had just murdered someone so innocent.
Even after losing her baby into the toilet, Christina’s ordeal was not over. Within days she was rushed, bleeding, to the ER. She continued to have painful contractions for two weeks.
I regretted it 100% after that night. Nothing can truly prepare you for an abortion no matter what route you take. I’m still struggling with it and have nightmares about it all the time. I always ask myself, “What if I never did it?”
Ever since that night I felt horrible and ashamed. I have another son, and it breaks my heart to think I could have two right now. … I wish more people could know what a baby really looks like at 9 weeks. ONLY 9 WEEKS.*
*9 week since the first day of the Last Menstrual Period. Conception generally occurs about 14 days later, so the dead child she fished out of the toilet was at 7 weeks gestation.
For some reason I’m having trouble trying to insert images with the IMG tag. They keep getting inserted amid the text. Methinks the trolls that inhabit my machine are just trying to piss me off. Just a couple things in the reply section. Of course, here’s a few chuckles as a palate cleanser:
Apparently the posting link has gone haywire. When I try to add media the whole folder pops up full size and won’t add. Hell with it. I should just quit.
In full disclosure, Barbie dolls were never of a particular interest to me. All I knew was when I undressed my sister’s Ken and Barbie and posed them in compromising positions my grandmother would get really aggravated and look like she wanted to hand me over to the next roving band of gypsies that came through town.
When I started collecting, computers were still in their relative infancy. My quest for treasures led me to auctions, flea markets, antique malls, and a bi-weekly publication called Toy Shop Newspaper, which had ads from people selling toys, looking for toys, phone-in auctions, and informative ads on different toys. I bought a lot through this paper and made a lot of friends all across the country.
The first show I did as a seller was in St. Charles, Ill. in west suburban Chicago. At the time it was one of the biggest in the nation, with over 500 vendors that came from as far away as Plymouth, Mass., Birmingham, Alabama, Santa Clarita, Cal., and Lansing, Mich., along with many local vendors. The show was located at the Kane County Fairgrounds and one of the exhibition buildings was referred to as the doll building, because that’s where most of the high end doll and bear dealers set up. I came across vintage Barbies occasionally, and I met a lady there who had been a collector for many years. She was a veritable wellspring of information. Any time I came across what I knew was a vintage figure, I’d show her and she’d give me all the information I needed so as not to sound like an idiot. I can promise you Barbie collectors are some of the bitchiest people on the planet.
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German called Bild Lilli as her inspiration
FOR MORE ON HER HISTORY, HERE’S THE LINK:
NOW FOR SOME FACTS YOU CAN USE, GLEANED FROM MY FRIEND
Starting in 1959,the first 6 years of the doll were referred to as Barbie#1 in 1959,#2 in 1960,etc.
The first 6 dolls all had hand-painted finger and toenails, eyes, and lips.
Each version had subtle but distinct differences, so a pro knows which is which.
The first 2 were made in Japan,#3 through 6 were made in Hong Kong.
#1 and #2 came on a plastic stand. There were metal holes in the bottom of the feet that these went into.
CHECK IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE IN THE ATTIC.
THI S ONE HAS NO HEAD. JAPAN IS MARKED ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOT. THIS IS WORTH ABOUT $1,500
THIS ONE IS ON EBAY RIGHT NOW.THE ASKING PRICE IS $1,375
THEY REPRODUCE THESE NOW FOR ABOUT $25, SO YOU BETTER KNOW WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING AT. I DON’T, BUT THEN AGAIN I DON’T COLLECT BARBIES.
THE HAIR CAME IN TWO STYLES: PONYTAIL AND SHORT-HAIRED, OR BUBBLE CUT.
THIS IS THE #1 PONYTAIL BRUNETTE. THEY WANT $5,200 FOR HER
THIS IS THE #3 BARBIE
SEVERAL FASHION DESIGNERS,INCLUDING VERA WANG AND BOB MACKIE HAVE DESIGNED OUTFITS FOR BARBIE. THIS ONE IS A BOB MACKIE FROM 1994. IT’S WORTH ABOUT $150.
PRICES VARY, DEPENDING ON THE OUTFIT AND WHETHER OR NOT THE DOLL HAS EVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE BOX
As with any collectible, from stamps to automobiles, the value of anything depends on two things… condition and rarity.
With Barbies, collectors looks for cracks at the elbow and knees, chips in the face or nail paint and missing hair. There are actually people who replug hair in old dolls.
The worst thing for Barbies is called “greening.” The old dolls had pearl earrings, which were stuck into the head on a little pin. These pins were made of jewelers metal, the kind cheap rings and bracelets are (were) made of that turned your fingers green. There can be a little green, I’ve seen dolls with green halfway down the cheeks. This is death to the value of the piece. It can be fixed, but it’s not as easy as cleaning with solvent and only should be done by an expert if you want the doll to retain any value.
JUST FOR FUN, HERE’S THE FIRST BARBIE COMMERCIAL AS IT AIRED ON THE MICKEY MOUSE CLUB IN 1959.
MATTEL WAS EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE THEY ADVERTISED HEAVILY ON KIDS’ SHOWS, ESPECIALLY SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS.
THE DOLL ORIGINALLY SOLD FOR THRE DOLLARS. IF YOU ONLY KNEW
THROUGH THE YEARS
BARBIE’S MOM,RUTH HANDLER,TELLS HER STORY