“If you think she profited from the symposium, you are wrong. The symposium was not a way to raise funds. It was purely informational. Dr. Caldicott plugs her books because they have information you won't find in the mainstream press. She is all about informing people of the dangers of nuclear proliferation and power generation. Money isn't her motivator although I understand how some can't fathom that.”
“Yeah, I've heard George. I didn't notice him at the symposium. Too bad. He could have learned a lot.”
PoloniumMan on Mar 16, 2013 at 21:25:54
“George strikes me as someone whose research goes beyond what he could learned at a FUD* fest such as that symposium. Dr. Caldicott on the other hand, stands to profit from that symposium. Notice how she plugged her book a couple times when talking over George.
* fear, uncertainty, and doubt”
“The HuffPo should have covered the entire symposium where this press conference was held. The symposium was hosted by Dr. Helen Caldicott on the Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident held at the Academy of Medicine in New York on March 11-12. For the first time medical, scientific and industry experts were gathered to share important information on this issue.
More information is available at nulclearfreeplanet.org.”
“I'm pretty sure he is lying. I read the Washington Post article. His classmates still feel guilty about the incident. I don't care how many years ago it happened. You don't forget about something like that. No way. He needs to admit it or he should be branded as a liar.”
icwhite02 on May 10, 2012 at 14:40:08
“HE IS A LIAR! but if you want to get a branding party together, I'll get the rope!”
“Can someone explain to me why Bristol Palin is being asked her opinion on this issue, why the Huffpo is reporting it, why I read her response to Obama's announcement and why I'm writing this right now? Life is short. Perhaps just not short enough. geesh.”
“Romney pinned a kid down and cut his long hair and doesn't remember? Um, I don't buy that for one minute. You don't forget an act like that. Never.”
icwhite02 on May 10, 2012 at 14:03:33
“All of the people he ever bullied need to come forward pronto & tell their stories in the news & force him to take PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY for what he did! Isn't that what the GOP is about? PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY? If he's going to run for PRESIDENT on that platform, HE NEEDS TO OWN IT!”
Robert Levi Marenda on May 10, 2012 at 13:40:06
“You definitely remember it if you were the one who was attacked by a bigot with a deadly weapon; you remember it in your dreams for the rest of your life.”
“One million moms. Don't ya just wanna wrap them up in your arms and assure them that everything will be okay?
Don't worry girls, your sons and daughters won't turn gay by reading Archie comic books. But they might realize how ridiculous you are for trying to protect them in this way. Unless, your kids aren't too bright, or are indoctrinated. Pick one.”
“Agree. We need tax reform. Consumers should pay tax on amazon goods. I like legislation that would give small online businesses a waiver on sales tax if they have $250,000 or less in revenue. That would give small start-ups a little more chance to get to the point where they can actually afford to compete. I'm not sure that will ever get passed, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.”
“Why don't progressives see Amazon for what they are? They are the Walmart of the Web. They exploit their resellers, who make small margins while amazon takes 15% or more of your purchase price and they practice unfair marketing strategies that compel affiliates to create "fake" websites that pretend to be reviews of products but are designed to lure you to amazon. If you buy a product, the affiliate will get a token payment.
Amazon went so far as to threaten to pull out operations in California and cut off affiliates because Cali wanted them to pay sales tax. They are big and powerful and want profits at any cost.
Support small online businesses and local businesses and send Amazon a message that principles are more important than saving a few bucks.”
DeanAdams on Feb 8, 2012 at 13:37:51
“I am a progressive and I agree with you wholeheartedly. Anyone that cares about their own community and its future prosperity should acknowledge that Amazon is simply another version of the big box retailers that has destroyed America's main streets and small businesses across the country.”
Lovelyblue on Feb 8, 2012 at 13:14:05
“There's always a hater somewhere.”
OneOleMan on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:12:21
“Amazon gives many resellers a window to the world they otherwise may not have. Yes, the reseller may receive only a portion of the profit but they made more than if they had to rely on their own advertising. I’ve sold items through Amazon and paid a substantial percentage BUT had access to the whole country.
California wanted not only Amazon but other out of state internet retailers to start collecting sales tax. A compromise was reached to postpone any action until September of this year. This effects not only Amazon but other small online businesses based outside the state.”
mairs on Feb 8, 2012 at 12:11:28
“I found a rebuilt tractor part through Amazon that I wouldn't have found locally. Now I have the affiliate's business card and I can call them directly and get something if I need another part. I have four others companies on file now and I can go to them directly. One company makes dog beds. Now I don't have to go through a corporate pet store to buy another bed made by a big corporate pet supply company, I can directly buy this one made by a small company that I found through Amazon.
I find their review system to be accurate because they can't filter out the real reviews by real people, and I've written lots of reviews myself. You can tell the industry ones.
I'm sorry but I'm not giving it up.”
aspertame2 on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:46:40
“The "change how you shop message" gets a lot of positive response, but not so much real traction. Walmart's not suffering. We have to change the way the law allows the 6000 pound gorilla's to crush actual free market competition, or nothing is going to change.”
“I hate to disparage one party on this issue, but the fact is that GW gave the natural gas industry a waiver on environmental regs and it's the Republicans, including my own Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who are vilifying President Obama for rejecting the Keystone XL (sorry to mix issues) as they try other strategies to circumvent environmental review. Indeed, considering the jobs that could be created are temporary but the profits for the oil companies will be considerable, it is more about money than peoples' health or jobs.”
“You would think it should be required by law to disclose the chemicals that can potentially (and have) contaminate ground water. How the hell does proprietary interests come before peoples' health? Unbelievable.”
Kenz300 on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:16:56
“Republicans value money more than people health.”
“This is way overdo. We all deserve to know what is contaminating our water.
The natural gas industry should never have been given a pass from following the laws that were passed to protect American people. When the government puts corporate interests before the people, the outcome is what you see.
Anyone who draws water from a source near a fracking operation should test their water for everything imaginable and then get a filtering system that removes the contaminants of concern.”
“And this has probably been pointed out already, but this is not comparable to racial discrimination. If she refused service because he was an old white guy, yeah. But her refusal was based on the fact that he is a bigot. If members of the KKK sat down in her restaurant and she refused them, would she be equally condemned?”