“that is great news! if the cost of fast food surpasses healthy food, that means that we'll have healthier people and fewer medical bills. Imagine an America with normal sized waists and less diabetes!”
“The elephant should have trampled him. The poor things should be afraid of humans, as even worse human beings poach them for their tusks. This to me just shows the psychological damage we've done to those beautiful animals.”
“I am neither rep or dem. I am green, I think obama should extend the cuts for one more year, and take boehner's offer to close loopholes. Then in a year, the tax loopholes would have been closed and we can finally get the top percent to pay their fair share. Done, both problems that should be addressed would have been solved.”
CAskeptic on Dec 5, 2012 at 16:26:35
“The loophole deal is a scam. Rich would just head to other loopholes as has always happened. And we have not heard a single specific proposal on what loopholes are offered.”
TorianPlum on Dec 5, 2012 at 16:24:39
“Stop listening to Obama. The top pay far more than their fair share, they pay most of the federal taxes. It's the bottom 50% who pay NOTHING. Where is their Fair Share.”
“If it's true.. I hope they file unemployment. That man does not sound like a good businessman. The job market has been opening up, I hope they find better jobs, cause that guy sounds like some real "work".”
sonnym941 on Nov 9, 2012 at 02:28:50
“That guy has made all the money he needs.............he will be down on an island in the
Carribean, drinking Rum drinks for the rest of his life!”
“christie is doing the right thing. To abandon his state during a disaster would make many people question re-electing him next year. People first, politics second, if anything, romney should be heading to jersey and actually help, instead of just doing photo-ops.”
Christian Howell on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:49:26
“But then Robme could have divested his questionable investments... So you know he's not going to tour NJ with Christie... Poor people may want to hug him...”
“not just "finance" I love how they kinda smoothed that over.. it was one of those "quick cash" places that rip off people that are down on their luck. You have to be really sleazy to lose a job like that...”
“I just want to add that republicans always go on about having liberty and freedom, yet they want to tell women what to do with their bodies and homosexuals how to love. And the whole healthcare thing... yes you must have coverage, but you don't have to go see the doctor if you don't want to... but for the many that care about their heath have the freedom to take care of their health”
“I don't believe anyone should use that word. I think African Americans should set an example by not using the word, and to quit using it in music. It's everyone or no one.”
ww5022 on Jun 6, 2012 at 23:49:13
“What else rhymes with bigger and trigger?”
skelly3000 on Jun 6, 2012 at 23:43:16
“um, but whites never set an example by not using it; what's going on here is that blck people don't want to be censored. for any reason. by anyone. since that has been the prevailing action toward blacks for far too long, then why should blacks? be censored? from using a word previously hurled @ black people, always in hatred/anger? why is it not ok for us to claim/recycle the word as we see fit? & why, after their SHAMEFUL history w/the word, are whites then, not the subject of said censorship?
Thomas Green on Jun 6, 2012 at 22:59:02
“Ha ha ha. Your comment in the Comedy section tickled my ribs.”
“I avoid airlines as much as possible, but to travel from the US to Europe, I have no choice but fly. The raising prices and fees here and there and the invasive TSA... I'd rather take a boat! Why take away the only pleasantry of flying of traveling with your friends and family. If you're afraid of flying... you have someone there to comfort you during take-off, or turbulence. What if you're unfortunate enough to be in a plane crash, I'd want to be able to hold the person I care about on the way down. Not die in a plane next to a stranger. If you buy the tickets at the same time, you should be able to sit next to each other. Imagine these rules applied at a concert, or at a movie theatre. Or at a restaurant. It's annoying and we should stand up against this.”
Sanjeev Midha on May 22, 2012 at 21:49:31
“You are right. As a frequent international flyer, I can tell you that one way to counter these airlines is to fly as much as possible on foreign carriers. They have not yet started any such ridiculous practices. Those who treat passengers as "C" grade people should be avoided wherever possible.”
Feb 18, 2012 at 00:24:39
“am I the only one that doesn't care how long her day was? I work at a call center and I have people yell at me and vent all day long sometimes ten hours a day and if I ever told someone that same sentence, not only would I be fired, but the company would be sued. She's a grown up. She's responsible for what comes out of her mouth. screw her. A teacher is someone that kids look up to.... a teacher is not someone that an act of discrimination should come from.”
NYC Keith on Feb 18, 2012 at 01:11:51
“You can hang up on them or refer them. And never hear from them again. She's stuck with these kids EVERY day ALL year. You comparing you're job to hers is a joke.”
bsetrader1 on Feb 18, 2012 at 00:33:47
“No, screw the kid and screw the administration! The kid was being disruptive and needs to learn the language of his host country. The school is lucky to have the nation's best math teacher. This teacher doesn't deserve to deal with a school that won't support her when kids act out, and this school, whose priority isn't math education certainly doesn't deserve a teacher of this caliber!”
“if a bank escrows your account (pays your insurance and taxes for you with money it collects from you specifically for this purpose), you can decide what insurance company to use. It's when you don't take it upon yourself to shop around and act like a grown up when they place this insurance, and it's higher to try to get you to shop around. There are TONS of things that the bank does wrong, placing insurance on your home to protect their collateral is not one of them. The payments may go up only because of your escrow if you're on a fixed rate. As a homeowner we can't control the taxes, but we can shop around for a more competitive insurance premium.
What I had a huge problem with, was my bank not taking partial payments, holding my payment for a few days so I thought I was paid for the month, and then they sent me my payment back because I was a dollar and some change short- right after my grace period and then charging me a late fee. That is a bunch of crap!!!”
BonnieDoon on Jan 12, 2012 at 05:11:13
“Francis, FYI - the banks profit mightily from those "Insurance Companies".
“the guy's home washed away, Romney is only there to have his picture taken, because without proper ID (That probably washed away with the rest of his lifelong belongings) he won't be able to vote anyway”
“read the article. He was not saying that to disrespect those men. He was sure to make that really clear. It's the language that those in power use to justify doing things that they should not be doing. I agree with him. The troops have my total support, but I am against the war that bush started. Those are two different things, and we should be intelligent enough to tell the difference.”
nettwench on May 28, 2012 at 17:58:54
“You can totally support the troops, while despising the war! If anything, the Republicans who are so ready to send people into war don't give them much support after they return home, physically and mentally wounded!”
“I'm so glad someone is finally bringing this up. Watching my friends post things all over the place about heroism and such.... There are many unjustified wars going on that could have prevented the loss of a lot of lives. Going out and doing something just cause you're told without questioning if the war is justified or not... I don't find that to be heroic at all. I respect all the service members and I support them, but they are not all heroic. I'm sorry to say, but the more wars we start and the more we stick our nose where it doesn't belong, the less heroic it all seems. Fighting for our freedom is one thing, invading another country under false information and to take their oil.... that is not the work of a hero.”
ModerateAmerican77 on May 28, 2012 at 17:24:43
“Good God, we did not go into to take their oil nor did we even need it. We get most of our oil from the Western Hemisphere, a fact most Americans seem to be unaware of. Iraq is selling their oil to China and others.
Are these imperial grunts heroes? I dunno, but they sure as heck deserve far more respect than academics, writers, and Occupy Wall Streeters who have never put their life on the line for anything. These people are most certainly NOT heroes. They never will be. They are hypocrites who whine and complain about empire all the while willingly consuming the fruits of empire and a powerful military(world class universities, technology,etc.)
Whether Americans want to admit it or not, we all have benefitted from empire. That is why we can sit on HuffingtonReport debating these things rather than having to spend 12 hours a day breaking our backs plowing a field in order to feed ourselves”
Fellow American on May 28, 2012 at 17:22:03
“Which countries have we invaded and taken their oil? LOL
Someone aways likes to crawl out of a hole with the old, "No war for oil" mantra.
Please crawl back.”
freedom is right on May 28, 2012 at 17:22:02
“How do you know that people who are actively putting their lives on the line are not questioning why they are doing so?? That assertion seems irrational, it makes no sense. The majority of our service men and women understand what America stands for and why they are in foreign lands fighting... it's for freedom and individual rights, and not only for their fellow Americans but for others as well. And that's what Americans are dying for. "Hero" is not a good enough title in my opinion.”
“[sigh]. It's about making your own choices, not just going along with what someone likes just so that they'll like you better. I'm talking about really knowing yourself. Sure there are women that actually like beer... but you gotta wonder why they starting to like beer in the first place. Beer is an acquired taste... acquired, cause it tastes like crap. But, I'm sure others have taste buds that disagree with me. That's totally fine. ”
“not judging, just hope that women who drink it is because they actually enjoy it. I can't stand it when women do things just because they think guys will like them better. Like I said, you don't seen beer commercials aimed at women. Instead, they usually objectify women in many of those commercials-though every commercial out there is objectifying us anyway. ”
“This "article" talks about how unnatural monogamy is, but it does not address the hurt feelings of cheating. It only talks about fulfilling your sexual desires. I've had friends who were polyamorous and even though they claimed to enjoy it, they experienced more broken hearts than if they weren't. A couple I knew that had an open relationship, you could see the sparkle go away as soon as he started to chat up other women around her. We all have desires that cannot be fulfilled. Just because you really want something doesn't mean you are entitled to it. I love my boyfriend and sure there are men out there that I find attractive, but the thought about ever hurting my boyfriend is enough reason not to let myself get to that point. We have mutual respect for one another and I wouldn't want him to have that connection with someone else, nor would I want one with any other person. If you can't be happy with just one person and control your penis/vagina, then monogamy is not for you, so don't lead someone on who is not polyamorous, and don't try to convince those who chose monogamy that there is something wrong with us. This "article" was completely one-sided and focused only on what that person wants, not the consequences about open relationships, and trust me, there are plenty.”
Mary Eyer on May 21, 2012 at 08:21:40
“YUP. I know several "couples" who have open relationships and they brag about how they have succeeded in this relationship for 20 years....but then their lives are about CONSTANT DRAMA. Always one partner gets a lot more outside attention than the other (and don't always assume it's the man!), and that leads to all sorts of resentments, scheduling conflicts (please cut short your date so that you can pick our kid up from soccer cause I have to work late!), etc. And the outside partners have a way of trying to work their way into the center and oust their competition, not matter that they knew the rules to start with and claimed to be on board with the set up. So then you have girl friend #4 loses her job and moves in with her child and then starts painting the kitchen while wifey is at work and you have world war three about personal space and boundaries, not about sex. And you can only really hide this from younger children, so what are your children learning about sex and love and how adults behave? Seen it, done it, grew up, moved on. When you add people, you do not add complexity, you multiply it.”
Avtar Singh Khalsa on May 20, 2012 at 21:11:36
“I agree with you that this article is one sided, and does not take into account the intense emotional burden that goes into any relationship. But it is also mainly speaking of 'fixing' a monogamous relationship by venturing out sexually. This can create a myriad of interpersonal problems because [as you mentioned] the couple had originally agreed to be monogamous. Once an agreement of monogamy is reached it becomes much harder to agree on anything else.
That being said, I feel that a relationship which begins in an open way, meaning one which starts with no expectations or burdens on one another [aside from communication and honesty], is not bound by the same emotional ties as a fully monogamous relationship.
This type of relationship requires continually direct communication. No uncertain terms need apply.
It should be said that although this relationship style is fulfilling emotionally, sexually, and mentally, and many other ways the long term benefits of a Monogamous relationship are far more vast. The connection, trust and comradery that can develop from a healthy and mutually reciprocal/uplifting partnership is truly spiritual, and should never be discredited.
The media paints a false picture of romance and stimulation which is found in dating and matrimonial rituals but it seems that many young adults do not learn of the complex day to day partnership aspects to a healthy balanced Monogamous relationship.”
MSROADKILL612 on May 20, 2012 at 21:09:58
“yep - empathy - do unto others - asa guy it would sure hurt - if a woman - prob worse”
chasey 1978 on May 20, 2012 at 19:57:17
“agree if you want to screw other people dont get married, easy. And if you are not sure if you are this type of person perhaps marriage is not right for you either.”
Ashley Pope on May 20, 2012 at 19:42:55
“exactly. While open relationships might work for some people, jealousy will always be a strong motivating force in relationships. One might agree to try open relationships, only to discover that they aren't okay with it, but it's too late now isn't it? That emotional tie has already been damaged beyond repair. Open relationships could work for those who don't have that form of jealousy, but since humans are a jealous creature, you have to assume open relationships won't work out for the majority of people”