“While I have some amount of sympathy for these workers, their jobs will almost certainly be taken over by robotic technology in the near future. Robots don't make mistakes, get sick or tired, or for that matter sue.
So unless these workers are ready to train up to get jobs that cannot be done more efficiently by robots, then yes, they should be happy to have jobs.”
“I fail to see how this article justifies the title. The author makes it sound as if these books are vilifying Amazon (Huffpost sure does). No, rather these books sell well on Amazon, which is good for everybody.
I know Ariana wants us all to think Amazon is evil, but the fact is that Amazon is a wonderful company providing great service at a more competitive price. That's good for consumers and the economy.”
Dad2three on Apr 25, 2014 at 06:53:33
“" Amazon is a wonderful company providing great service at a more competitive price. That's good for consumers and the economy. "
Until the local economies collapse...
Meet The Real Amazon Drones
Ballard typically gets paid $1.50 for each address he visits. If he delivers 150 Amazon boxes -- a fairly routine number -- he can pull in $225. Not bad for a day's work
That is, until he starts tallying up all his out-of-pocket costs. Ballard works for an Amazon contractor called LaserShip. He's technically an "independent contractor," not an employee, meaning all of the costs stemming from the deliveries fall on him rather than on LaserShip or Amazon.
Ballard had to purchase the cargo van he drives for work. He doesn't get reimbursed for the wear and tear he puts on it; for the gasoline he pours into it on a near-daily basis; for the auto insurance he needs to carry; or for the parking tickets he inevitably racks up downtown. He doesn't even get reimbursed for the LaserShip uniform he's obliged to purchase and wear.
At the end of the day, much of that $225 has vanished.
"It's like they want us to be employees, but they don't want to pay for it," said Ballard, 45.
“Kim-boy celebrated his "great people's victory" by eating the children of 10 political opponents. Said the victorious Kim, "To be honest, they were a little bony, but very good with the 1978 Cabernet we got in last week."”
“Sure it was ok for her to get boring, unromantic (probably fat), uninteresting, etc, but heaven help if he decides that he has had enough......And of course she would NEVER leave for a similar reason, right?
Bottom line, there are all kinds of reasons (good and bad) about why men leave women or the reverse. Trying to analyze why from the outside is nothing more than projecting one's personal biases onto a situation that one understands only one side (at best).”
ilovecandy on Dec 16, 2013 at 05:48:36
“Maybe she got that way because he wouldn't help at all with everything else, and she had 3 children. See, when you have kids you have to put them first and sometimes that menas not going out as many times as you can. Not hangin around in the club, and she was ready to work on that. She wanted to go out, to go on vacations, if you bothered to read. But she needed her husband who wasn't helping with the raising of their children to step up and plan those things, and help her so they can make it happen on their schedules, and their childrens schedules. How is it always the womans responsibility to be entertaining, if you bothered to read again, he was boring as hell too. Don't blame her when he was just as bad, except he didn't grow up and complained that you were paying too much attention to my children and not me.”
“I agree that the sweeping nature of the NSA snooping is anti-constitutional and that a debate needs to be had. That said, Snowden is not a patriot. He is a coward that stole, leaked, and then ran (to Russia of all places...). Greenwald, latest statements show that he has crossed from investigative journalism, to retaliatory activism ala Julian Asange.
While I gather that everyone assumes that his lover was stopped for purely vindictive reasons, if he was used as a conduit for transporting secret communications, then Greenwald put him in the line of fire and has only himself to blame.
The hard left is making a mistake in thinking that NSA wire-tapping is a black and white issue worthy of anarchy tactics. One can be very concerned about privacy issues and the validity of Constitutional protections (as I am) without ascribing to the Asange/Snowden/Greenwald CABAL....”
Abo on Aug 20, 2013 at 07:54:23
“People strain to come up with some kind of credible rationale to have it both ways:
What Snowden revealed about NSA snooping being unconstitutional becomes the side issue--thus quickly dispensed with and the major focus becomes all about how Snowden accomplished it. The conclusion is reached without considering the experiences of previous whistleblowers who were pursued by the Obama DOJ. When pointed out, it continues to be ignored. Really, what it is all about is folks can't fault Snowden, but they resent what he FORCES US TO CONFRONT. He had few options to stay far from the long reach of the US, so people attack him for being in Russia, but they fail to acknowledge that what Snowden reveals exposes just how much like Russia the US is becoming.”
Coinyer101 on Aug 20, 2013 at 07:39:13
“Snowden is a patriot. There. Fixed it for you.”
Swiss2011 on Aug 20, 2013 at 07:38:59
“If the US had proper whistle blowing protection laws (that would prevent the government from simply labeling everyone and his dog as a spy), he wouldn't have had to run away.
Obama prosecuted more whistle blowers as spies than all other presidents...COMBINED!!”
“A-Roid is a cancer on the game and should be head-hunted every time he comes to bat.”
babylonia babble on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:07:14
“nice homer though ... maybe better to not throw at him”
StuartGalley on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37:52
“Couldn't agree more. Ridiculous he is even allowed to play right now. Can't hear the appeal until after the season???? What????? Get rid of all these cancers in the league. Can't believe that the Yankees actually have to pay this fraud.”
RepubDisinformationSux on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:17:17
“So is big poppy. Don't see you complaining about him.”
“Someone ought to go to the "Lone Star" state and promise people that if they move to "the great state of (____)" they will never be allowed to live in the primary blast zone of a fertilizer factory, and that the owners of said factory will be required to carry the necessary amount of insurance to cover damage to their properties.
Furthermore, they should be promised that the state education system will be such that no highschool is allowed to build a football stadium costing in the tens of millions of dollars until certain state-wide goals are met.
Oh yeah, make sure to point out the part about not being put to death unjustly.”
“Every time I find the combination of her wealth and stupidity frustrating, I remember that no matter how wealthy one is, herpes is forever, and I feel better knowing that that is one of the few things she cannot buy her way out of.”
“Ohhh Noooo! It had NOTHING to do with the fact that she might be facing a full-blown ethicss committee hearing as well as possible eclection law violations.
Nor did it have anything to do with the fact that she came a hair's breath from losing last time in spite of out spending her opponent by 7-1 (or was it more?). And of course it WASN'T because she was toast in the next election......
Don't let the door hit you on the ass on your way out the door, honey.”