“If their concerns were rooted in actual verifiable accounting, I would agree 100%. But, the math has been done, and it will cost Papa John's only a minute fraction of what he is raising the prices by "to cover it". In short, he's being grossly vindictive rather than an honest party making an honest business decision.”
“I really want to agree that he's a good person because I'm not a mean spirit, but nobody who lies like this can possibly be a good person. He only appears to be one if you filter out being a pathological liar. Judge me by how I treat those who have no power or influence over my life: by this metric, he is not a good person.”
children4 on Nov 8, 2012 at 18:47:25
“I must admit you are right, was trying leave something "on the feild" for him.”
Ryan Smith100153345 on Nov 7, 2012 at 16:04:40
“Lets not forget to filter out his enjoyment of traditional American past-times, like physically assaulting homosexual.”
makemesmile on Nov 7, 2012 at 15:17:42
“@Kimberly>>>Tell it like it is!!”
Boshemia on Nov 7, 2012 at 14:50:29
“I've known a lot of control freaks and outright abusers in my life. I know that look. It's the one you get in public right before something really bad happens in private. It's not a good look. Romney made it a lot.”
Nov 6, 2012 at 15:41:00
“I struggled for 5 years being a calorie counter, food weigher, and exercise fanatic (running and weights); to the point of having a breath test done to find out exactly my base metabolism was. I still could not lose a single pound of the 30 lbs of extra fat I had... until I stopped eating sugar in all its forms. Then I lost all of the extra weight in 6 months, without changing anything else.
Figure out what works for you. Sometimes that regular soda is doing more to your system than you are accounting for in raw calories.”
SlapSammich on Nov 8, 2012 at 01:13:37
“When i'm seriously training to drop weight or cut up, I cut out all processed sugar and no corn syrup in ANYTHING. Companies put it in ketchup. Gross.
I lost about 20lbs in 3 months during my sugar(mostly candy) ban.”
Taychin on Nov 8, 2012 at 00:16:46
“That is fascinating. Insulin determines what the profile of the fuel in your blood stream looks like. Its good advice to figure out what works for you. It is very likely that there is inter individual variation in insulin response and what provokes the greatest response. There is a lot we don't know.”
“For our family of 2 adults, it costs around $300/month with employment. If my husband were to be laid off, the costs goes up to $1150. Those are some pretty steep administrative costs!”
MansomeHan on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:47:16
“The reason that is, is the fact that your employer picks up the difference now. Most people have no idea what the true cost/benefit is of their employer provided health insurance until they lose it. So yes, the cost of cobra can be a real eye opener when you have to pay that difference out of your own pocket. Insurers are prohibited however, from charging more than I think 5% more than they were charging your employer for the same coverage.”
“A *legal* and commonly medically necessary line of medications is NOT THE SAME as child pornography. What a terrible, terrible straw man argument. The value of your conscience stops where my right to valid, useful, and proven treatment begins. It's none of an employer's business whether an employee uses contraception or not, for staying not-pregnant, or for the proven off-label uses that have nothing to do with sex.
If my religious beliefs state that antibiotics, vaccinations, chemo, and organ transplants are wrong, (these belief systems do exist), should I be able to deny them to my employees who don't share my beliefs?”
Fred Beggs on Oct 5, 2012 at 15:28:22
“The church happens to believe that birth control is not medical and they should be allowed to view it that way regardless of any legal terminology.
I think that if one works for a Catholic run hospital for instance, they should be aware that is it not secular and their standards may not be the same as a non-religious run business.
Also, just because one has religious views does not make their business a religious run organization.
There are definite dangers in crossing lines. Mostly because it becomes a two way street.”
Dec 26, 2011 at 12:15:50
“I have often wondered why parents don't have their kids challenge-tested in their pediatrician's office. rather than worrying themselves sick. My mom's a nurse practitioner and does it all the time in her clinic, it's dirt cheap and easy, and it's really the only surefire way to know whether you, as a parent, should worry. Allergic? No worries, Epi pen is at the ready. Not allergic? Even better news. Common sense, for the win!”
Nov 8, 2012 at 01:31:45
“This news article confuses psychopathy with sociopathy. Sociopathy is associated with all of the traits listed, but you do not have to be insane or criminal to be a sociopath, and you can be moderately sociopathic before anyone even notices, and these traits are strongly determined by upbringing. Psychopaths, on the other hand, are the far extreme and usually are born that way.
As for needing to be insane to deal with the dead, do you feel this applies to coroners too? Some people just aren't squeamish and consider presenting the cleaned, repaired, and dressed body to the living loved ones as a necessity and a kindness.”
“There are plenty of married women who abort after very painful consideration. There are plenty of women who abort for medical reasons who would rather give birth. They are taking full responsibility for their bodies and making sure that they are able to continue to provide for the families they *already have*... you know, by not dying.”
“Romney has an enormous IRA. It just wasn't funded by a Governor's salary.
Romney's IRA has between 20-120 million in it, which is literally impossible to do for anyone contributing the yearly maximum. He did it by contributing "stocks" from his company that were artificially devalued (they put the stock shares in at about $1 each, when they were worth much much more on the open market). This allowed those stocks to balloon once they were in the tax-free account, end up being worth somewhere between 20-120 million.
Obama's IRA doesn't have millions in it, because it's impossible to do without contributing illegally devalued stocks you know are worth many times what you claim.
“Romney does not take a public pension like Obama gets from his time as a senator in Ill - Romney has made investments, and these investments paid off. GOOD FOR HIM! You cite "The Atlantic" as an unbiased view? Are you kidding? Meantime for every $7 the government collects they spend $11 - you think thats fiscally sound as well? Romney donates salary, and he makes investments then pays capital gains on investments that come into the positive - if his investments fail, he gets ZERO! Persons such as yourself vote. and don't weigh out all of the facts - and this is why we're in the trouble we are today!”
“Once they offer cable commercial-free, I would consider it a potentially good deal. But as it is, they are getting paid handsomely for ad-airtime, then they charge $30-150/month for bundled channel packages that go largely unwatched, punctuated by commercials. Any business that has to increase prices to deal with reduced demand *should* fail eventually. If people wise up and stop paying for a bunch of junk they don't want plus commercials, they will adapt to stay relevant.”
starkmaddness on Oct 18, 2012 at 06:53:27
“This is the primary reason I canceled cable. I was paying $120 a month, but every show I watched was riddled with commercials. Forty minutes of show filled with twenty minutes of commercials. I hate commercials. Their double dipping greed drove me to find an alternative. Netflix is $10 a month without commercials. If there is something I really want to watch that they don't have, I can simply buy a TV season online without commercials.”
mpasmith on Oct 17, 2012 at 16:56:50
“If they offer cable commercial free, your rates would be going up substantially.
The lion's share of profits of a cable network are from advertising, not from subscriptions.”
“Of course, all non-Christians are atheists! And of course, that makes them cheats and thieves.
But more to the point, the fact that it's connected doesn't equal stealing. They could "have it all connected", be paying for it and still not used it in months. The fact that, to date, the cable companies aren't blocking cable TV when they give you internet access doesn't mean you're stealing the signal. If you don't want it, haven't signed an agreement to pay for it, and don't watch it, you're not a thief.
Watching things online is not stealing either, as most shows are posted on legal, free streaming services a week or so after the air date. Your assumptions don't hold up unless you know a lot more about the poster than they provided.”
“I've had basic cable for 3 years via our internet plan and I have watched exactly zero minutes of it. I watch all my shows via free streaming services to avoid everything cable sucks at, and haven't looked back. It's so useless and terrible that even free, it's not worth watching.”
“So, you're saying that anyone who is Catholic and HIV positive should not be allowed to use condoms or barriers to prevent infecting their spouse? How about Herpes they didn't get from sex since it can be spread without sores and is incurable? Or how about women with irregular and unpredictable periods and cycles who cannot rely on the rhythm method? Things are never as black and white as we might wish them to be.”
giftsthatpurr on Feb 12, 2012 at 20:01:43
“To be fair, Chris was simply stating Catholic doctrine and didn't say it was good, bad or in between.”
msvin on Feb 12, 2012 at 19:53:03
“Certainly if the intent is to attempt to prevent transmission of a deadly disease, condoms are acceptable(although not 100% effective and that should be clear to both partners). I believe there is medication that both can take to decrease the chance of transmission of herpes. Finally, there is a natural form of birth control that uses vaginal mucus to track fertility which I think should work for those with irregular cycles.”
Chris1962 on Feb 12, 2012 at 17:24:34
“>>>So, you're saying that anyone who is Catholic and HIV positive should not be allowed to use condoms or barriers to prevent infecting their spouse? How about Herpes they didn't get from sex>>>
I don't know the Church's stance on that, so I guess you're gonna have to look it up. They're not opposed to medical treatment. And they're not opposed to the rhythm method (meaning that they're not opposed to sex for sex's sake). I don't where they would stand on potentially passing a disease onto your husband/wife. Maybe "no more sex for you" is the cross you get to bear. I really don't know, since I'm not afflicted with either of those ailments.”