Nov 10, 2013 at 07:45:10
“Blah blah blah you breathe in bad things in the air blah blah blah and everything's out to get you blah blah blah be paranoid blah blah blah
What cleaner company paid for this ridiculousness passed as an article?”
Just another Tax Payer on Nov 10, 2013 at 15:56:24
“We were poor - we used an outhouse with sears for toilet tissue, we went barefoot. Picked food up and ate it.
Healthier than most kids washed and rinsed every single minute. None of us have alergies or asthma, both parents smoked in a small house. We played outside until dark even in the winter. We haven't developed lung cancer (all are in our 70s).
I think scrubbing, worrying, sanitizing causes a lot more harm than good.
Stress from an office full of bigots and loudmouths causes more heart attacks than high blood pressure. In fact, I think it causes blood pressure to be high.
Relax, live, love, everything, anything in moderation. Stay away from haters.”
Sep 19, 2013 at 11:59:35
“Perhaps the full quote from the article this author was referencing would help clarify:
"Whoever said slow and steady wins the race didn’t have a full-time job, a slowing metabolism, and an endless to-do list. When it comes to staying in shape on a tight schedule, there’s no fairy tale solution, but there might just be a practical one: interval training."
Put it in that perspective and it does make sense. It wouldn't be time-efficient to multiply a PR distance x 10.”
duskdemon on Sep 19, 2013 at 17:27:00
“Thanks for the quote, btw.
The bullet suggestion seems more for "racing to race a PR" and not "racing to fitness". ”
duskdemon on Sep 19, 2013 at 17:25:27
“I agree, that wouldn't be efficient. The quote you reference justifies my observation that it is condescending. I have a full-time, physical job, and I find the time to "train" for fitness. Part of includes long runs (with some interval training) at a steady pace.
So the direct implication here is that "slow and steady" training sessions are for those that: don't have a job, have high metabolisms, and don't have a to-do list.
I mean, truly there is confusion here since slow metabolism don't recover very well from harsher interval training.”
“How do you conclude that from my comment? Is financial responsibility exclusively a "right wing lemming" ability?
Oddly enough I line up more with the left than the right, but that doesn't matter when you just want to jump to conclusions and paint people in corners regardless of facts. Get past your political bigotry and learn to communicate with people.”
“"The notion that flipping burgers does not deserve a living wage is just stupid."
Hey genius, you do realize that is a straw man argument?
I worked full time while going to college part time. My parents couldn't afford it and I didn't want to go into debt. I got low-paying fast food jobs. I made it work. You know why?
How many people in the pictures are using iPhones? Wearing expensive clothes? Etc.
I had a flip phone and frequented the thrift store, only buying work clothes at low-end big box stores.
I made it without government handouts. It required prioritizing and hard work. I didn't sit around whining about my situation and complaining that the evil corporations are preventing me from succeeding.”
“Anyone who finishes an argument with "really" automatically loses respect.
The biggest hole to punch in your logic is that you assume the government (not a part of capitalism, by the way) is going to decrease handouts. The second biggest is your assumption that users who have grown dependent on those handouts are going to give them up.”
Raise everyone's pay -> Raise prices or lose positions
Raise prices -> Lose customers
Lose customers -> Lose positions
But then again, I took Economics 101 in college. Can the same be said about the majority of strikers?”
outsider1962 on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:01:43
“Hey genius, you do realize that the taxpayers are subsidizing these low wages through the huge cost of safety net programs (such as SNAP, etc).
The reality of the US cost of living is that there has to be a minimum wage that effectively makes it a "living wage". The notion that flipping burgers does not deserve a living wage is just stupid. Any company could whine about profits and justify lowering salaries for any worker (skilled or not). At some point corporate responsibility towards community must also be looked at, because taxpayers cannot support low wage workers anymore.”
amp81803 on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:32:38
“THAT WAS 101 go BACK !! read between the lines We pay for these people We pay for them not making a living . That 8 dollar happy meal is really costing 16. There our more fast food places then kids. Raise salaries - decrease welfare ,food stamps , public housing and increase income tax-reduce income tax refunds ECONOMICS 101 REALLY”
kmswriter on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:24:51
“You sound like a homeschooled..econ 101....”
kidcat24 on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:13:13
“There are companies paying a decent wage and healthcare too and doing fine.”
“I am foolish because I embrace modern technology and use cards that are safer to carry than cash?
I pay for my own entertainment, just like I paid my own way through school to get a 4-year degree and a job that requires it.
Don't jump to conclusions, Mr. Bowers. Just because there is a generation gap doesn't excuse your behavior.”
“I'm more interested in what he got with his $40 cash back. Nobody uses cash anymore!”
mclkarim on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:33:13
“His cash back has nothing to do with this. And, yes, people still do use cash.”
count4eternity on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:08:20
“I use my cash back for things like paying the kid who mows my lawn.”
arnoldbowers1 on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:05:46
“You are so foolish, I always get cash back and seldom do I pay any thing on a card i pay in cash. I don't know from what government agency credit card you use; but, we don't all have big brother paying for our enjoyment. I go by the bank often and draw about 1000.00 and I pay for my meals, groceries and what have you with cash and I get the receipts as I can write off some of the things.
Frank Bowers, FIC; 100% DAV; Class of 1937; Austin, TX”