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Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Commented Mar 27, 2013 at 15:33:06 in Business

“Reading comprehension fail. Right now, their insurance rates are X. If you participate in the wellness program they will stay X. If you don't, they will be raised $600 per year. Read the article again.

Peace,
Shannon”

Durrrrrr on Apr 2, 2013 at 07:18:47

“Math and logic fail. Their rate in year X is irrelevant for determining their rate in year X + 1.”
Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 15:29:13 in Business

“No, it is new that they are raising rates on non-participants. In the past, companies offered discounts to those who joined. This is very different.

Peace,
Shannon”
Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 15:28:07 in Business

“Wrong. Incentivizing wellness programs by offering discounts is rewarding those who participate. Telling those who don't participate that their rates will go up is a punishment. There's a big difference, and if you don't understand it, there's not much I can do for you.

Peace,
Shannon”

Durrrrrr on Mar 26, 2013 at 16:26:13

“Actually you don't understand. The rate will be X if you don't do the wellness program and it will be X less a discount if you participate in the wellness program. If you don't understand it, there's not much I can do for you.”
Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Most U.S. Companies To 'Impose Consequences' On Employees Who Don't Try To Improve Health: Survey

Commented Mar 26, 2013 at 13:29:30 in Business

“We have a petition to ask CVS to stop punishing employees who don't participate in their wellness program. Please join us: https://www.change.org/petitions/cvs-caremark-pharmacies-stop-requiring-employees-to-turn-over-their-private-medical-information

Peace,
Shannon”

coyotegirl100 on Mar 26, 2013 at 14:24:39

“You're petition is to the wrong person, Shannon. Don't blame CVS or other American companies for trying to unwisely comply with obamacare. Obamacare IS THE PROBLEM. Your petition should be to the dictator-in-chief, the senate & congress to REPEAL Obamacare. It IS THE PROBLEM.

Every Governor in every state & every company in this country should Refuse to implement any part of the gargantuan tax known as obamacare.”

Durrrrrr on Mar 26, 2013 at 13:33:27

“CVS is not "punishing employees who don't participate in their wellness program", they are rewarding employees who do participate in their wellness program.”
Papa John's Obamacare Costs Are Far Less Than Price Of Free Pizza Giveaway

Papa John's Obamacare Costs Are Far Less Than Price Of Free Pizza Giveaway

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 16:04:39 in Business

“Conservatives are launching National Papa John's Appreciation Day this Friday and have over 11,000 people confirmed. We're responding by hosting National Local Pizzeria Appreciation Day this Friday as well. Join us, won't you?

https://www.facebook.com/events/492650137433931

Peace,
Shannon”

voodoo marshmallow on Nov 16, 2012 at 12:14:27

“I will not participate. The local pizzeria in my area makes amazing pizza, but doesn't deliver. The other small chains either make crappy pizza, or have lousy service and give people food poisoning. Papa Johns isn't the greatest in any one area, but no one is better than they are in all areas of quality.”

Libleet on Nov 14, 2012 at 15:39:02

“I think we should just tell conservatives we are boycotting businesses then they will all go out and patronize them. They will bolster the economy and think they are damaging us in doing so.”
Goldie Hawn No Makeup: Actress Steps Out Looking All Natural (PHOTO)

Goldie Hawn No Makeup: Actress Steps Out Looking All Natural (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 15, 2012 at 23:55:56 in Celebrity

“You're welcome. And better yet, check out the MST episode for free. The Atchka! scene happens within the first 15 minutes, I believe. And it's hilarious.

Peace,
Shannon”
Goldie Hawn No Makeup: Actress Steps Out Looking All Natural (PHOTO)

Goldie Hawn No Makeup: Actress Steps Out Looking All Natural (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 14, 2012 at 23:17:01 in Celebrity

“Burr played Dr. Ted Nelson in "The Incredible Melting Man," which is one of my favorite episodes of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and the source of the epithet "Atchka!" which he screams when he burns his hand on the stove. Viola!

Peace,
Shannon”

StevenWells on Oct 14, 2012 at 23:48:04

“Cool! Thanks, Shannon. I love esoteric stuff like that.

I wonder if, next time I burn my hand (I'm the family cook, so that happens a lot), I'll have the presence of mind to yell, Atchka!"

If I can. it'll be worth it just to see the reaction I get.

; )”
Goldie Hawn No Makeup: Actress Steps Out Looking All Natural (PHOTO)

Goldie Hawn No Makeup: Actress Steps Out Looking All Natural (PHOTO)

Commented Oct 13, 2012 at 00:17:12 in Celebrity

“What is wrong with people? We're shocked that Goldie Hawn aged? Cut her some slack. People are so idiotically superficial, it's not even funny. The person who wrote this article will age and will look just as old as Goldie does here, and with a good camera we could snipe at them. Grow up, America.

Peace,
Shannon”

StevenWells on Oct 13, 2012 at 00:35:19

“Kind of O/T, but since we're talking about actors, it's intriguing that you use Burr DeBenning as an avatar. There a story behind it?”
Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson Criticizes Mothers Who 'Let Their Bodies Go'

Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson Criticizes Mothers Who 'Let Their Bodies Go'

Commented Sep 1, 2012 at 22:33:16 in Celebrity

“I take that back. You're the worst. You're a pathetic excuse for a man and you'll no doubt lead a long and lonely life, bragging about your "exploits" online to sustain your deluded sense of machismo. Grow up.

Peace,
Shannon”
Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson Criticizes Mothers Who 'Let Their Bodies Go'

Celebrity Trainer Tracy Anderson Criticizes Mothers Who 'Let Their Bodies Go'

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 13:17:17 in Celebrity

“No, Miss Anderson, you're mistaken. You are the worst.

Peace,
Shannon”

Black Rhino on Sep 1, 2012 at 10:38:56

“No, fat nasty women blaming their pregnancy for their weight gain are the worst.

And...keep in mind...these are exactly the women whom men cheat on. So many husbands complain about their fat, unattractive wives. It leads them to the strip clubs.”

DelightfullyGrimm on Aug 30, 2012 at 18:10:54

“amen...well put!”
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'Crippled' Censorship: Comedian With Muscular Dystrophy, Promoter Detained For Using Offensive Term

Commented Jun 19, 2012 at 14:08:32 in Comedy

“Okay, think of all the trolls who complain about how they aren't allowed to say things like "crippled" on the internet. Think about all the times they've been shouted down by rational people on message boards, only to respond that those message boards were attacking their first amendment right to free speech. Think about how stupid we think those people are for confusing free speech with saying whatever you want with zero consequences.

Okay, now compare it to this story, where a person's first amendment right is actually being violated by the police. There's nothing illegal about this at all, yet the police have both the authority and the legal ability to arrest her and prevent her from inviting people to "laugh at the crippled girl."

Next time a troll whines about their first amendment rights, point them to this story.

Peace,
Shannon”
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Terry Jones, Quran-Burning Pastor, Hangs Barack Obama Effigy Outside Florida Church (PHOTO)

Commented Jun 8, 2012 at 23:02:03 in Gay Voices

“Yeah, because we've all heard about the pro-gay marriage, pro-abortion agenda of those radical Muslims...

Moron.

Peace,
Shannon”
Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say

Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say

Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 16:58:11 in Science

“Excellent point.

Peace,
Shannon”
Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say

Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say

Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 13:47:39 in Science

“Cesarian rates were 4.5% in 1965 and 16.5% in 1980. This study only looked at skulls through 1980. This article does not say what the age of the skulls are when measured, but we can assume they're adult skulls (since the skulls of children would still be developing).

So all those people blaming C-sections for the changes in skull shapes need to account for the fact that those affected by the increase in C-sections would have to have their skulls measured before the age of 25 for this study.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1647267

Peace,
Shannon”

RocheTm on Jun 1, 2012 at 14:06:52

“It is more likely that the increased rate of Cesarian is the larger heads.”
Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say

Americans' Heads Getting Bigger In Size, Changing Shape, Anthropologists Say

Commented Jun 1, 2012 at 13:27:32 in Science

“Try re-reading this article. The study goes from the mid-1800s through 1980. C-section rates did not skyrocket until the 90s. Nice try, though.

Peace,
Shannon”
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Jason Russell Arrested? Co-Founder Of Invisible Children, 'Kony 2012' Creator, Not Charged In San Diego (VIDEO, UPDATE)

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 20:10:40 in World

“Yeah, Kony flew to the United States, got Russell drunk, stripped him naked and threw him into the streets of San Diego. Paranoid much?

Peace,
Shannon”
The Moment I Knew I Didn't Need To Diet (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

The Moment I Knew I Didn't Need To Diet (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 20:09:40 in Healthy Living

“Bill,
That is anecdotal evidence. The reporter who did the story is one of your clients, and she interviewed five people. How many clients have you had since offering your method?

In any case, I'm referring to clinical research that follows a set number of your clients for a set period time and reports on ALL of their results, not just the results of your most successful clients. And if you're serious about it being a "permanent" solution, I would challenge you to study your clients for a minimum of two years. Until then, you are making claims on the thinnest of evidence.

Peace,
Shannon”

William Anderson LMHC on Mar 17, 2012 at 07:26:01

“What you witnessed is not anecdotal evidence. It is fact, reported by a respected reporter, cases all of over two years. I did not ask anyone to come forward to make testimony. They did it because they wanted other people to know what they found. I have treated over a thousand overweight people with similar results approximately 70 % of the time. I believe the other 30% are works in progress.

I am not interested in funding and publishing peer reviewed research in scientific journals, and I am not interested in publicizing "clinical research" in anything other than peer reviewed scientific journals. Believe what you will. Reality is staring you in the face.

Peace and Health
Bill”
The Moment I Knew I Didn't Need To Diet (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

The Moment I Knew I Didn't Need To Diet (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 10:37:00 in Healthy Living

“Mr. Anderson,
I've seen you promoting your "Secrets of Permanent Weight Loss" on here repeatedly and I have just one question: do you have any clinical evidence to back up your claims that unlike diets which don't work, you have found the REAL solution to long-term weight loss. Because the overwhelming data suggests that the average weight loss attempt results in a lost of between 5% and 10% of your starting weight (15-30 pounds for a 300 pound person), but that two years after reaching your goal weight they regain most, if not all, of the weight back.

So, what long-term data can you show me that you have a "permanent" solution and that you are a "weight control expert", aside from the anecdotal evidence of your own story?

Peace,
Shannon”

twowhitedogs on Mar 19, 2012 at 14:52:59

“Shannon if you need to lose weight, eat clean. Meaning nothing processed. All calories are not the same. Your body will respond differently if you eat 2000 calories a day of junk vs. 2000 calories a day of clean food. Clean food is key. Cut out sugar(but on occasion, and I mean occasion), it's the enemy. Don't drink your calories. Lift weights hard and heavy 5 times a week to increase your muscle mass. Get in 40 minutes of cardio 4 times a week. I am a fitness and figure competitor and I guarentee this works. Diet is 85% of the battle.”

William Anderson LMHC on Mar 16, 2012 at 18:53:28

“Thank you Shannon, for your interest. Here is a link to an ABC 7 news report of 2009 that provides evidence that I have a permanent solution and that I am a bona fide expert in the field. It is a news report about the release of my book where clients had come to the release and on their own initiative spoke to the reporter, who also went public on her own initiative (it would be a violation of standards of conduct to ask clients to "go public" and advocate) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09cYWqvLsz4 Because they have accented to disclose their experience, I can tell you that years later, they are all still at healthy weights, having taken off substantially more than the 5-10% you refer to.

Peace back to you,
Bill”
Morning Rush: Best Morning Show Clips For March 13th, 2012

Morning Rush: Best Morning Show Clips For March 13th, 2012

Commented Mar 13, 2012 at 14:25:21 in Women

“Yeah, on AOL it suggests that the kid was "behind the wheel." Um... no, he wasn't.

Peace,
Shannon”
Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say

Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say "Stop Sugarcoating" Childhood Obesity

Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 14:28:52 in Parents

“Thanks for being so understanding JannielB.”
Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say

Georgia Anti-Obesity Ads Say "Stop Sugarcoating" Childhood Obesity

Commented Jan 4, 2012 at 10:15:14 in Parents

“Are you an OB/GYN? Are you a nurse who has witnessed a doctor, let alone the medical establishment, encourage pregnant women to "gain huge amounts of weight"? If not, then this is the most ridiculous comment I have ever read. The medical establishment is saying that fat women should gain ZERO POUNDS during pregnancy.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/15/health/15obese.html

I have some serious problems with this stance, but as far as your comment goes, it is completely unfounded.

Peace,
Shannon”

JannielB on Jan 4, 2012 at 13:09:32

“Shannon, you are right. My statement was rash, in that I was relying on what I have heard pregnant women say about their weight-gain.

All I know is that when I was having babies, the Dr.s were very strict about patients only gaining about 20 pounds.

Peace to you as well !”
Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 28, 2011 at 10:41:51 in Media

“Decades of Paul's paranoid rantings are bound to find one or two validations in the course of history. But Paul isn't the only one who has warned about government overreach.

But instead of ignoring the newsletters, why don't you read them for yourself.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/10-shocking-quotes-from-ron-pauls-newsletters.php

I don't care how prescient you think Paul is, the man is unfit for leadership if he allowed these kinds of things to be printed under his name, only to "disavow" his own publications in time to run for President.

Peace,
Shannon”
Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Ron Paul CNN Interview: Did CNN Edit The Video Unfairly? (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 27, 2011 at 17:14:14 in Media

“The unedited interview has 3 minutes of Ron Paul talking about the newsletters, while the edited version is 2:22. What was cut from the interview was simply Paul repeating his denials without substance. The editing simply cut the fluff and presented Paul's main defenses of the salient points. That's what editing does.

If you have read the things that were written in Ron Paul's newsletters, then you know what kind of racist, homophobic, anti-semitic tripe he was allowing to be written in his name. And he wants us to believe that he never read ANY of it (or at least any of the worst sections)? That's nonsense. And this game of "Oooooh, they edited out the context" is such BS. The full interview adds no context, only desperate blathering in an attempt to conceal Paul's horribly misguided opinions.

If you run for President, you will be put under a microscope. Paul knows this. Everyone who runs for President knows this. And for him to say that reporters should simply take his answers at face value and move onto the next subject is ridiculous.

Peace,
Shannon”

Len Grady on Dec 27, 2011 at 18:05:48

“Actually, I've read nothing of the News Letters. What I have read and seen are countless hours of video of Ron Paul consistently saying the same thing about spending too much, warring too much, disappearing freedoms and privacy. All of which is becoming more true every day. Now, your government has the right to hold you indefinitely without a trial. So not only was Ron Paul right about the housing bubble 5 years before it happened, he was right about your freedoms disappearing 20 years before they were wiped out by Bush and Obama.”
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Rick Perry Pressed By Bisexual Teen On Opposition To Gays In The Military (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 13:42:45 in Politics

“You're right... one is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people each year, and the other is FABULOUS.

Peace,
Shannon”
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Rick Perry Pressed By Bisexual Teen On Opposition To Gays In The Military (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 19, 2011 at 13:39:41 in Politics

“Get off your high horse. Scriptural interpretation of specific sins depends upon the person doing the interpretation. Whatever scriptural basis you have for opposing homosexuals is based solely on the actual physical act, not the sexual orientation of the person. Gay sex is no more or less immoral than extramarital sex. Therefore, the military should ban fornicators, and I guarantee there's a whole lot more fornicating soldiers than gay soldiers serving right now.

The military's job is not to teach children that there are standards. That is the job of parents, and the government should not be legislating morality in an attempt to help parents. And stop equating homosexuality with pedophilia. It only betrays your ignorance and hatred.

Peace,
Shannon”
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