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McDonald's Goes Green?

McDonald's Goes Green?

Commented Sep 6, 2009 at 08:53:25 in Green

“What about all the packaging/boxes/wrapping? That alone - think of those millions of big
sippie cups and their lids- is doing in the rainforest, deciduous forests , landfills and
the Pacific plastic garbage vortex. These places should be leveled and turned into
organic gardens with sales stands for the produce.”

SonofLiberty1 on Sep 6, 2009 at 23:45:31

“Bad packaging....

Ever bought a package of Nicorette?

Twice the amount of plactic necessary”
Are You An

Are You An "Accidental Entrepreneur"? Tell Us Your Recession Start-Up Story!

Commented Sep 3, 2009 at 15:31:37 in Business

“that is SOOO not true! but you do have to stay away from any and all nay-sayers,
including your friends and family. It is in fact a fallacy that you need a lot of money to start
a business- you need some, a little maybe, but what you really need is a good idea
and some smarts and willingness to work. The money that "backs " you is often what
you intend to make- just like the banks!! ha.”
George Will: Time To Get Out Of Afghanistan

George Will: Time To Get Out Of Afghanistan

Commented Sep 1, 2009 at 07:52:33 in Politics

“We should have been out of all these wars ten years ago. Can we wrap this
lesson up and get on with saving our deteriorating country and sick planet?”
Bob McDonnell, Virginia GOP Candidate, Wrote Against Working Women, Gays, Contraception In Masters Thesis

Bob McDonnell, Virginia GOP Candidate, Wrote Against Working Women, Gays, Contraception In Masters Thesis

Commented Aug 31, 2009 at 18:01:59 in Politics

“well then maybe you should judge him based on the fact that the article cites he has been following his "thesis' whenever possible during the ensuing years, during his career, and give some weight to the fact that a thesis is much, much different from an offhand statement or a little youthful experimentation with recreational substances. maybe you should do some research as to what
a dominionist is, here you go
KFC's Double Down Sandwich: Is Chicken Instead Of Bread Going Too Far? (VIDEO)

KFC's Double Down Sandwich: Is Chicken Instead Of Bread Going Too Far? (VIDEO)

Commented Aug 26, 2009 at 12:45:02 in Green

“Actually , "food" is the misleading word here, as none of this is really food.

Kind of like "health" "care" - another misleading term we have come to
be brainwashed to accept. Like "happy meals".”

jaslyn on Aug 26, 2009 at 13:14:44

“It shouldn't be called health care reform. Our health care is great. What it should be called is Insurance reform; That's the thing that sucks.”
Emotional Health In Down Times: 5 Steps To Staying Positive And Productive

Emotional Health In Down Times: 5 Steps To Staying Positive And Productive

Commented Aug 26, 2009 at 12:21:48 in Healthy Living

“What so many people fail to understand is that Jack's work here is on the causal level of
thought, and without specific ordered thoughts, appropriate action cannot follow. Science has
yet to prove or even experiment much with issues in the energy level, having no way to understand
how to measure it.

And certainly, his parting words:
" More than 4,000 years ago in China, Confucius wrote: "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
are nothing if not action - no?”

hp blogger Todd Kashdan on Aug 26, 2009 at 14:17:40

“I don't know what you mean by energy. Do you mean the feeling of vitality? being energized and engaged in an activity? If so, there is a lot of research on the topic. See:

If you are talking about something else, perhaps you can define it. The burden of proof is on the person who derives a new theory. There should be clearly defined terms in the theory so that people can determine whether it works in the manner being described. This is especially true if the theory doesn't fit with what we know about how the physical human body works and the laws of physics. When it comes to energy- How would you clearly define it so it can be distinguished from emotional reactions, humidity, or anything else? How would you measure the quantity or type of energy present? How would you test whether it changed based on what you thought or did? If you can't measure or observe it then it is not possible to say it is the cause of anything.

Everyone is peddling interventions to be happier and more successful, thus I rely on evidence to see what works for whom and under what conditions. And if I am trying something new, I am open-minded to multiple possibilities for why something might have worked. After all, we are all biased by the desire to be right, look smart, and justify the devotion to beliefs that we hold near and dear.”
The Question No One Asks About Healthcare

The Question No One Asks About Healthcare

Commented Aug 26, 2009 at 11:17:44 in Healthy Living

“The question nobody is asking is why would the greedy medical and big pharma industries give a hoot about health when their fat profits are made from fear mongering and keeping the status quo of disease going? Another question- why has the medical industry quashed cures, hunted down "their own" when
:"their own" wanted to practice holistically, and continue to demean and invalidate the many thousands of successful , well trained, and truly altruistic alternative practitioners with articles in magazines, and web sites like quackwatch ? The medical industry is going the way of the bustle, and frankly I could not be happier. Time for them to get off their pedestal.”
Swine Flu May Infect Half The U.S. Population This Year, Cause 90,000 Deaths, Report Says

Swine Flu May Infect Half The U.S. Population This Year, Cause 90,000 Deaths, Report Says

Commented Aug 24, 2009 at 16:59:16 in Home

“I have never taken a vaccine and never will, and I am healthier than most and will remain so.
One of my secrets is to strengthen my IMMUNE SYSTEM which everyone has for FREE, and
can do so free of charge. Another is to steer clear of fearmongering, as fear, fear, fear lowers
immunity. So stop cringeing people, (and thankfully I see that most posters have stopped
and are not buying into this pathetic big pharma propaganda...) stop eating junk food , which
includes fast food joints, get more quality rest, exercise, drink pure water, meditate and your
immune system will skyrocket.”

CintiBlue on Aug 24, 2009 at 17:43:57

“Agree. I swear by hand washing.”
huffingtonpost entry

Martha's Vineyard Fashion: The Do's And Don'ts (PHOTOS, POLL)

Commented Aug 21, 2009 at 13:31:30 in Style

“Oh please. The kennedys look the same no matter where they go or what they do.
The vineyard (I am quite familiar with it) has no dress code or style police -thankfully-
it is a place where you can look like a slob - although a couple cardigans, some khakis
and maybe whale shorts will help you blend in, maybe a bright green blazer if you are
some old lady in Edgartown.”

coco51 on Aug 21, 2009 at 17:19:39

“so right..and it's the newbie "off island" Brahmins that want to be relevant that are attempting to revive that schlock. People on the island found dressed like that are usually tourists who heard about the spot and the Jackie Kennedy style of dressing. Mind you, the majority of those who are on the island during the summer are "renters" very few own and even few are islanders”
Money Fear: Two Ways To Cope With Financial Panic And Recession Anxiety

Money Fear: Two Ways To Cope With Financial Panic And Recession Anxiety

Commented Aug 19, 2009 at 10:04:49 in Healthy Living

“I have to agree with some other posters that as long as we buy into the same old tired game
left over from the 50's and the whole dying military industrial complex (which is clearly completely owned by the banks and insurance companies which are just controlling financial institutions themselves and certainly not around to help anyone but themselves) coupled with a dying planet and dwindling resources (since we stupidly are not using free sun and free wind) there will be more anxiety and for most , cutting out "swimming lessons" is going to be the least of it.

Meanwhile get over your anxiety by meditating at least some daily and doing something - anything
productive to resolve what it is you are worried about.”
The Wrong Diagnosis

The Wrong Diagnosis

Commented Aug 10, 2009 at 16:05:58 in Healthy Living

“The very last person I would ever turn to is a medical doctor for health care. I don't want their "diagnoses". It is their own peculiar lens and has become a definite arm to a huge corpulent
industry. I would go first to an acupuncturist, a naturopath, and other health care people, not
medical, for my care, based on 'HEALTH BUILDING'. not disease management.

Medical approaches will ALWAYS look for what is wrong and NEVER seem to help us
with health building or prevention- no money in it for them, or for Andrew.”

hershala on Aug 10, 2009 at 16:51:41

“Hope you never get a compound fracture, kidney stones anver have an accident automotive or otherwise. Some one who believes that is no place for doctors is a blinkered and uninformed as someone who believes there is no place for preventive care. We need both.”
HuffPost's Real Misery Index: Recalculating The Hard Times

HuffPost's Real Misery Index: Recalculating The Hard Times

Commented Jul 22, 2009 at 09:56:58 in Business

“This is overblown. Some people are suffering and they will come through, they will change,
things will change, this too will pass. We are not going to go back to how things were, so GROW UP!
And, not to change focus, but I am doing very nicely, and so are most people I know, which are hundreds, so life in the US is certainly not all misery by a long shot. I am doing well because I don't sit around
waiting for someone or something outside myself (like a president) to inprove my life, and go looking
for other solutions and ways of living that are of course helping humanity, reputable and contribute
to society.”

kathy001 on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:40:22

“It's wonderful that you and your friends are doing well. I, too, am doing pretty well, recovering from an extended period of unemployment. I'm finally able to sleep at night knowing I have a job to go to and that it will bring in enough money to pay the bills.

However, I haven't forgotten the helplessness and panic I felt for two long years while I tried desperately to find a job other than a $7 an hour cashier job. I haven't forgotten pounding the streets, haunting the employment agencies and the Internet looking for a job - any job. I haven't forgotten the panic and hopelessness when I got calls from collection agencies, when the phone was cut off, when the water was cut off. I haven't forgotten having to take the same level of job I had 35 years ago just to put gas in the car and food on the table because it was the only job I could get at the time.

I wasn't the only one pounding the streets. There was an entire army of people out there with me. And just because I am no longer a part of that army doesn't mean that it has disbanded.

You should get off your smug little high-horse and have a look around. No one is asking for a handout or for someone else to fix their problems. They're just asking for the opportunity to collect a day's pay for a day's work.”
Palin Implicated In Ethics Probe

Palin Implicated In Ethics Probe

Commented Jul 21, 2009 at 17:37:08 in Politics

“Or High Times”
Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested, Police Accused Of Racial Profiling

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Arrested, Police Accused Of Racial Profiling

Commented Jul 20, 2009 at 17:01:15 in Politics

“From the news I read (in other sources) is that he would NOT answer the simple
question put forth by the police, "who are you"... Identify yourself". I read that he refused,
and then became disorderly, at which time they arrested him. My understanding is
that all of this continued to inhibit the police to know who actually he was. Is that not
what we hire the police for??

My understanding is he did correctly ID after this but not
before or during.”

Delphine on Jul 20, 2009 at 17:32:59

“Even the Police Report is complete opposite of what you said.

The report is written by the arresting officer.

Gates was INSIDE his house. The officer came up the porch and asked what was up. Gates was really angry that he was being questioned about being in his own house.

He at first refused to show his I.D. (and at this time the officer said he was pretty sure Gates lived there) but then showed his Harvard i.d. and the Harvard cops were called.

Gates yelled at the cop. That's why he got arrested. He got pissed off and yelled at them for being racist for assuming he must be a criminal because he's black.

Right or wrong, you should not be arrested for yelling at cops from inside the house in a way that draws a crowd. He wasn't arrested for breaking and entering or anything of the sort.

He was arrested for being loud and embarrassing to the cop.”

SusanStoHelit on Jul 20, 2009 at 17:10:54

“According to the reports - he wouldn't answer questions, called the officer a racist over and over, then finally did show an ID. He wasn't under arrest at that time - but he wanted to continue to abuse the officer some more, they took it outside, he wouldn't stop yelling - and that's what finally got him arrested.”

cinesimon on Jul 20, 2009 at 17:05:12

“According to the people trying to cover their behinds.”

PartyPartyParty on Jul 20, 2009 at 17:04:05

“And I will repeat: the law says that, unless you're pulled over while driving a vehicle, or you have been "properly detained' (i.e., arrested), you do not have to identify yourself to the police. And verbally berating police while they're standing on your doorstep, demanding that you identify yourself while giving no reason for it, is not a crime.”

Aabby on Jul 20, 2009 at 17:03:05

“and its his word against theirs.”
huffingtonpost entry

NAACP vs. Gay Marriage: Do The Right Thing

Commented Jul 18, 2009 at 07:16:35 in Politics

“The government and politicians have no business in this arena at all.
What are we - a nation of drooling toddlers, who need to look to a paternalistic
group of kings and priests to dick-tate our individual private decisions for us?
We really should be asking ourselves why we live in a culture where we hand
over our power to a "government" on issues such as this, rather than privately
deciding. Can any "straight" (our language is a straight-jacket here) person
IMAGINE asking permission of a gay person in order to marry their choice
of life partner? How on earth are we going to crawl out of this box?

But since things are the ridiculous way they are, yes the NAACP should see the light.
Didn't black people have to "ask the permission" of whites for too very long for
too very many things which are and should be individual private decisions.... thank
goodness that time is over.”
Debbie Rowe Drops Custody Fight After $4M Payoff: Report

Debbie Rowe Drops Custody Fight After $4M Payoff: Report

Commented Jul 14, 2009 at 18:20:22 in Entertainment

“My god he looks like someone I might go running doublespeed from too... but the
fact is NOBODY knows the truth, the NY post is legendary for being a trashy gossip
sheet, the story was refuted, and we still have line after line of rabid misogynists
slandering someone they do not know about a situation they do not know the facts of.
This speaks more of the insanity in our country than anything between this family.”
Lawyer: Debbie Rowe Did NOT Settle, Still Wants The Kids

Lawyer: Debbie Rowe Did NOT Settle, Still Wants The Kids

Commented Jul 14, 2009 at 18:12:35 in Entertainment

“Nobody knows anything about personal agreements or relationships between
Debbie Rowe, her children, her marriage to Michael, why she left, or any of that.
One thing that is known- she gave birth to two of the children, possibly is biological
mother of all 3. And she was legally married to Mj during this time period.
MJ does not seem to have actual paternity here, and since he
was the one with all the money, I wonder why all the sociological experts on this
entry are not commenting that it was HE who "bought " the children, and continues to.”

harriettubman on Jul 14, 2009 at 21:45:37

“She's spoken in the past and so has her father. Her father is how the world found out she was artificially inseminated! It was reported that MJ was so angry about her father talking to the media that he made demands on Debbie.

1) She and MJ had a contractual arrangement. He arranged the marriage to make them look like a family.

2) After birth with Prince, she was sent to a spa until the media found her there.

3) He "intentionally" left her out of the will. I don't know what happened between them from the time Paris was born until the will in 2002, but something happenened.”

topkatnc on Jul 14, 2009 at 19:16:15

“Yeah , he sure did...”

Melony Moore on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:45:42

“See above post. Children born of a marriage are automaticcally presumed to be the husband's children under California law.”

Dewtrell on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:40:27

“Those kids know MJ as their only parent and don't know Debbie Rowe from a hole in the ground - end of story!”

ReyLoo on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:37:45

“he bought the children from who?

this WHO...would be he seller of children....correct?”

sexyrexy on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:35:10

“he bought them from her-- bec she offered to do just this-- carry these kids!



oz4009 on Jul 14, 2009 at 18:23:15

“You make no sense at all.”
Levi Johnston: Palin Resigned Because Of Money

Levi Johnston: Palin Resigned Because Of Money

Commented Jul 10, 2009 at 14:11:11 in Politics

“Although the pope keeps his professional committments”

PUAAN on Jul 10, 2009 at 22:30:18

“Just imagine if he decided to quit for a book deal or a reality TV show...”
Fox News Host: Americans

Fox News Host: Americans "Keep Marrying Other Species" (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 9, 2009 at 18:09:08 in Media

“Scientists will be surprised to learn that species are categorized
according to the national boundaries they reside in.”

masola81 on Jul 9, 2009 at 18:30:25

“the anchors on fox news are another species. or didn't anyone already know that?”
Man of the People

Man of the People

Commented Jul 9, 2009 at 16:12:48 in Media

“I think you should run for office, Alex, and don't care what Cafferty thinks or says.
Leiberman strikes me as a poseur.”
Making Sure Our Antibiotics Work

Making Sure Our Antibiotics Work

Commented Jul 9, 2009 at 08:30:58 in Politics

“The biggest threat to human health is the brainwashing and mass media blasts
to the general public that they "need" drugs to have health to begin with. We have
a fear mongering disease "care" system, not a health care system. No mention
here of our OWN IMMUNE SYSTEMS, which have since the dawn of time protected
us from disease. We can support and nourish this system through alternative
and preventative health care, not through the pushing of more and more and more
drugs and antibiotics which imbalance our own systems.

Our HEALTHY inner ecology is naturally made to live in symbiosis with a microbial
community. They are supposed to be there, not killed off by massive use of drugs.
The healthy people I know- those who WORK on their health, have no concerns whatsoever
about infections. Infections prey upon weak and sick people, not "people without drugs".

Let us use our considerable intelligence to set aside greed and special interests
to support and endow society to engage in health building through supportive practices-
I know this will take profits away from Big Pharma , hospitals, and other agencies
who make millions off of our ignorance and sickness, but the plain truth is we just
do not have to be that sick, and reliance on drugs makes us much sicker.”
huffingtonpost entry

Community-Based Doulas: A Good Investment in the Future

Commented Jul 8, 2009 at 15:39:19 in Healthy Living

“Doulas are a very very familiar word and concept among holistic /alternative healing circles-
there are many dozens of excellent training programs around the country, and have been for
at least the past 20 years. In fact I would be so bold to say that it is the alternative community
who have put "doula" and "Doula care" on the map, through their hard work, training programs,
and the reputative work of individual doulas.

They are trained to assist during pregnancy, during labor, and of course, after the birth, for a year
or longer. They are trained in pregnancy massage, informal counseling skills, herbal therapeutics, natural therapeutics, first aid, and home health. Naturopathy schools, Child Birth Education centers,
and massage schools are the places to look to seek doulas and doula training. Google "doula
training " in your area if you are interested- you are sure to come up with great information.

The entire concept brings back the respect and honor that should have never vanished
from the sacred process of bringing a child into the world

Furthermore, although doula care is useful for vulnerable social groups, doulas and doula employment cuts across all classes.”
Galloway On McNamara: Reading An Obituary With Great Pleasure

Galloway On McNamara: Reading An Obituary With Great Pleasure

Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 10:56:33 in Politics

“War is always wrong. It is never right. When you point a finger at someone
you have four pointing at you yourself. The energy you use projecting blame
on others takes enormously from how we each could work towards peace.
Give the man credit for the later self reflection, regret, and the effort to bring that
message to others- thousands of others would never go that deep, and that is
an achievement in the flawed human lives we all have.”

Sepulchre on Jul 7, 2009 at 15:21:42

“The philosopher John Rawls didn't believe any war right. The only war in according to him that was justifiable was a war of self defense.”

Enid on Jul 7, 2009 at 11:45:55

“Had eight fingers two thumbs and ten toes pointed at him did no good This man committed mass destruction and death. Used chemical warfare, weapons of mass destruction. Killing all life vegetable, animal and human. Innocent child, mother or some other innocent gook he did not care. Nor care about our troops fighting breathing the same WMDs air and bedding down in agent orange. Generations left with medical consequences of these chemicals.
How about nay-pone nice innocent weapon. Never hurt anyone except our enemy ?
Military still fighting health claims relating too Agent Orange. Pollutes water defoliates tress kills wild life, Human flesh falls off.. But no this could not do harm to anyone. Besides this was war.
This guy had all the back story, the lies etc and did nothing except more of the same.
More US military deaths.
Disgusted by this man.”

AtheistUS on Jul 7, 2009 at 11:14:38

“I'm not sure whether he should have been in prison. Probably he should have been.

But I do know that Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld must be in prison.”
O'Reilly: Why Are Black Americans So Interested In Michael Jackson? His Kids And Face Were White!

O'Reilly: Why Are Black Americans So Interested In Michael Jackson? His Kids And Face Were White!

Commented Jul 7, 2009 at 10:11:25 in Media

“I would say huffpo is responsible for my high level of health, since I get some serious
laughter in every day , and we all know how healthy that is. There is no better way to
insure immediate , deep laughter than to scroll around huffpo.”
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