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More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

More Than 1 In 10 U.S. Kids Has ADHD, CDC Says

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 21:55:23 in Parents

“Some of these cases may be genuine but a lot of these cases are pushed by mothers so that they can get the 700 dollar disability check. There is no reason that 1in 5 boys are being diagnosed as being ADHD.”

Seb Rod on Dec 1, 2013 at 00:20:50

“You sounds like an experienced pusher.”

dinamew on Nov 22, 2013 at 23:29:43

“I agree about the disability checks. Mom will have 2 or 3 kids that have some kind of 'disorder' and at 700.00 a pop that's not a bad income.”

stratego on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:24:52

“This is usually not how it goes. The diagnosis usually comes by way of the initial school reporting of the child's behavior and their lack of success in school.”

T-Bone Apollo on Nov 22, 2013 at 22:02:04

“Or a lot of parents that "just don't have time to deal with it"... I have met many of those....”
Obama's $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Fundamentally Change America

Obama's $10.10 Minimum Wage Would Fundamentally Change America

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 00:48:31 in Business

“The next Obama statement will be if you like your job you can keep it. It will not impact you if we raise minimum wages.”
Just 4 People Have Enrolled In Obamacare In Delaware

Just 4 People Have Enrolled In Obamacare In Delaware

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 07:13:09 in Business

“whats the medicaid numbers? it will be only subsidies that will make free pap smears for 60 years males viable. rest of the people will not enroll in it.”

nos2001 on Nov 7, 2013 at 07:25:34

“but i get maternity coverage and m wife gets prostate coverage.”
Everyone In America Is Even More Broke Than You Think

Everyone In America Is Even More Broke Than You Think

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 06:37:27 in Business

“Being in the 1% was so easy. Just 250K. LOL that's not even middle class here in O.C.”

namethatuser on Nov 7, 2013 at 09:12:06

“It's not exactly good form to brag in a comment thread about poverty. No surprise there I guess.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 06:08:05 in Weddings

“sadly 100K is not unusual in middle class weddings. that's why indians are so miserly and look to save all the time. plus female foeticide occurs so often.”

Whome Doyou on Nov 25, 2013 at 02:50:57

“What - where do you get your logic from man. They don't remarry because its expensive. Lets just own up and not try to overlook the very real cultural (not financial) taboos that try to prevent this.
Every culture has immaturity at some level - ours is about our women remarrying, again not because of how much it costs.”
Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 12:07:46 in Politics

“Those of you that work in companies that employ transgender people do you provide separate bathrooms or do they share the same bathroom for both genders?”

bernikitty on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:20:14

“really? your curious about peoples bathroom habits? that's where you mind went after reading that article?

well, just to set your mind at ease, adults, no matter their orientation ,can handle that with no input from you. but thanks for sharing your creepy concern.”

JessWonderin on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:17:07

“do ypu have potty training issues???”

nherent on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:14:59

“Shouldn't transgenders be allowed to use the bathroom that suits the gender they are expressing themselves?”

Thomas River on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:12:27

“The trees are all yours.”
Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 11:55:38 in Politics

“No, but men have to be traditional in attire and demeanor because we deal with clients.”
Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 11:49:25 in Politics

“We deal with high paying customers who expect professional attitudes and demeanor. A man in a dress is not going to be taken seriously by our customers outside of WeHo.”

JessWonderin on Nov 4, 2013 at 16:52:48

“then I assume you have a formal "Dress CODE" . ."men wear business attire, women wear dresses"??  problem solved . . .”
Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Dean Heller, GOP Senator, Backs ENDA: It's 'The Right Thing To Do'

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 11:35:40 in Politics

“I am a gay guy working in corporate finance. Here if we have someone who is gay but not masc I will have a hard time hiring him because he doesn't fit the company profile. Now I will have to be even more careful hiring someone gay because tomorrow if the guy turns up in a dress I cannot fire him. The golden rule of hiring is never hire someone you can't fire.”

Wyvern Wycliffe on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:12:40

“You're the end decision maker in hiring? And you're publicly stating that you have a discriminatory hiring policy? That's pretty dangerous, even under a pseudonym.”

XFR Stone on Nov 4, 2013 at 12:05:24

“See, there's your problem: Corporate Finance. You're not going to get a lot of sympathy.”

lstrmiam on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:52:51

“I'm sure you will receive all kinds of grief (mostly from gay people) about your comment, but I totally get it. I too am gay but don't feel the need to dress up in women's clothes or to be flamboyant or stereotypical. Who I love has nothing to do with my day-to-day activities. Acting professional is always best.”

Tuskin Roberts on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:48:51

“Your company profile says all employees must be masculine?”

JessWonderin on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:46:10

“will a dress make him less effective doing what you hired him to do?? ..isn't failing to do the job what is the base to fire??... do you fire women for wearing "pantsuits"???”

Pam Arterburn on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:44:42

“The law doesn't prevent employers from exercising their judgment about who they hire! If the person doesn't feel like a fit for WHATEVER reason, don't hire that person.”

usna73 on Nov 4, 2013 at 11:43:31

“Change the dress code too.”
This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

This Taboo-Busting Ad Is Reinventing 'Happily Ever After' In India (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 03:53:17 in Weddings

“Remarriage in India is not unusual. However advertising is generally conservative and focuses on not ruffling feathers. Indian marriages are very expensive. Giving a kg of gold is the norm in some south indian communities. If they spent so much money multiple times most people would have heart attacks. That's why people don't like to think that they can get divorced or widowed when thinking about marriage. Marriage costs in India are humungous. 100 dollars a person and upto 1000 guests is normal in middle class weddings forget upper class.”

0pseud0 on Nov 6, 2013 at 16:43:32

“Another way of looking at this could be -- if remarriage was as popular (not just "not unusual") in India, then perhaps the custom of giving huge dowries to the groom's family would go away?

And $100,000 "middle class" weddings? I think you may have just stretched the definition of middle class by a tad whole lot there.”
Income Inequality Linked To Depression In American Women

Income Inequality Linked To Depression In American Women

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 00:03:26 in Business

“Guys rich or poor don't care much about the clothes or jewellery except the bent ones. When women socialize they are still in mean girls mode leading to more depression. with guys as long as you can buy beer of any variety you are good in my books.”
Not All Pedophiles Have Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says In New DSM

Not All Pedophiles Have Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says In New DSM

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 10:40:53 in Healthy Living

“men in the middle east are allowed to marry 6 year olds. then why gay guys should not be allowed to marry 6 year boys. #equality”

rwb5704 on Nov 2, 2013 at 11:02:41

“????”
Not All Pedophiles Have Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says In New DSM

Not All Pedophiles Have Mental Disorder, American Psychiatric Association Says In New DSM

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 10:31:14 in Healthy Living

“Next up will be HRC campaigning for equal rights for the LGBTP community. Never know why we gays have to associate with both trans and now these people people.”
'The Daily Show' Sent A 'Gay' Couple To Alabama And Mississippi, And The Results Might Surprise You

'The Daily Show' Sent A 'Gay' Couple To Alabama And Mississippi, And The Results Might Surprise You

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 10:21:47 in Comedy

“While not part of the Deep South, the safest i have ever felt since moving to CA is when I started living in deeply conservative Orange County. I have always felt unsafe in WeHo. Do the cost-benefit analysis. Gay liberals don't own guns, are drugged or drunk at 3 in the morning and trying to hail a taxi and have wads of cash or bling. Nothing is a easier target if you need some money. In contrast here in OC since a lot of my neighbors have guns and we have stricter judges you can be sure that crime is less of a problem and everyone gay or straight is safer and can express himself freely.”
Minorities Are Getting Screwed Out Of $1 Trillion, In 1 Chart

Minorities Are Getting Screwed Out Of $1 Trillion, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 15:33:04 in Business

“Is there one for asian men too? i would love to see that.”

buzzly on Nov 1, 2013 at 16:00:22

“Asian men got screwed too facing the overtly dismissive culture; especially when you are in the East coast and midwest area. I have seen this thousands times "Asian men are (automatically) techie... therefore they must (automatically) suck as managers/leaders (white men are naturally good at that of course)”

Classical Guitarist on Nov 1, 2013 at 15:58:53

“person of color? I suppose.”
Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money: 24/7 Wall St.

Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 04:44:21 in Business

“No. That's not the responsibility of the employer. Constituting a higher minimum wage will lead to more unemployment if he can't absorb the higher wage.”
Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money: 24/7 Wall St.

Fast-Food Chains Costing Taxpayers The Most Money: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 01:15:24 in Business

“So why are employers responsible for the fact that the govt is giving someone free stuff? If govt doesn't like people on welfare they should stop giving them welfare. A business will only hire someone at 15 dollars if he can make at least 20 dollars off him. No fact changes this basic rule of business. If a business can't make money off an employee that employee will be let go.

If it is so easy running a business paying 15 dollars to burger flippers please open a store and hire all the unemployed in your area.”

votingthistime on Oct 28, 2013 at 02:02:05

“"So why are employers responsible for the fact that the govt is giving someone free stuff?
If govt doesn't like people on welfare they should stop giving them welfare."
KoolAidAmerica, I think the idea is that someone who is working
should be paid enough so they can buy their food and pay their rent
without being eligible for food stamps. Don't you agree?”

smokerob79 on Oct 28, 2013 at 01:38:42

“if they paid a real wage people working for them would NOT need food stamps.....they made how many millions of dollars last year???”
Gay Student To Lose His Virginity In Live Sex Performance For Art

Gay Student To Lose His Virginity In Live Sex Performance For Art

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 12:01:19 in Gay Voices

“At least he is losing it more quickly than I did. I didn't dare to be sexually active till I was financially independent from my helicopter parents.”
Bill Maher Takes On Minimum Wage: 'That Is Barely Enough To Gas Up The Car You're Living In' (VIDEO)

Bill Maher Takes On Minimum Wage: 'That Is Barely Enough To Gas Up The Car You're Living In' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 04:09:36 in Comedy

“Would he start by paying interns in the media industry even minimum wages? Most of these liberal arts types are subsidized by their parents for 2 3 years while they try out as interns in LA or NY.”

jaxpagan on Oct 27, 2013 at 07:53:57

“Actually, there's been a lot of action lately on the subject of unpaid internships, and how industry has abused them to do things that should be paid labor.”

jacksonbroder on Oct 27, 2013 at 05:29:51

“Interns in media may be subsidized by their parents. Fast food workers are subsidized by YOUR tax money, because the corporations don't pay workers a living wage. So, your point was what exactly again?”

jPublicus on Oct 27, 2013 at 04:43:14

“Ever know a single intern in media? Didn't think so.

Trust me, not a single one of these interns PREFER to be working as interns for nothing....”
Gay Student To Lose His Virginity In Live Sex Performance For Art

Gay Student To Lose His Virginity In Live Sex Performance For Art

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 09:38:09 in Gay Voices

“twink in pain or twink in pleasure?”
Business Majors And Children Of Divorce Are The Biggest Liars: Quartz

Business Majors And Children Of Divorce Are The Biggest Liars: Quartz

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 00:56:55 in Business

“Business majors at least know that they are lying, otoh liberal arts majors actually believe the stuff they spout. that's more dangerous.”

caernach on Oct 26, 2013 at 02:25:46

“so intent based on pre meditation isn't as bad as manslaughter...”

SteveInAustin on Oct 26, 2013 at 01:57:08

“I think someone's feelings are hurt. :)”

purplemax37 on Oct 26, 2013 at 01:43:47

“And your sources for this statement are............?”
International Test Scores Predict Nothing

International Test Scores Predict Nothing

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 23:24:24 in Politics

“If they don't matter why is it that we have to put quotas on qualified Asians from these countries and forcibly restrict their potential via affirmative action and why do Asians have lower unemployment rates in the US. Yes high scores may not mean much in becoming billionaires but they are a good way to live higher than average lifestyles.”

Sullify64 on Oct 27, 2013 at 19:00:24

“Errrr ... Asian countries have lower unemployment rates than the US because Asian labor markets are cheap. That's why US jobs are shipped there.

And test scores are not a good way to live higher than average lifestyles. Your grandfather would've scored miserably on an SAT, but he had a good lifestyle anyway. He had that because he could earn a good wage on an assembly line or working in a steel mill not because he could bubble in a scantron sheet.

There has never been a study correlating test scores with economic prosperity, but if you're so sure that link exists, by all means go and prove it.

And great good luck.”
Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

Most Walmart Store Workers Didn't Earn $25,000 Last Year

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 12:33:08 in Business

“so greeters deserve 25K. LOL.
you are working at walmart. if you deserved higher wages you would be working somewhere else.”

Riverman on Oct 25, 2013 at 13:24:41

“You say that as if thirty years of government policies designed to undermine working families has nothing to do with low wages. Snickering like a twit definitely suites you, so I suggest you keep leading with that.”
Carrabba's Italian Grill Waiter Receives Anti-Gay Message From Customers In Lieu Of Tip

Carrabba's Italian Grill Waiter Receives Anti-Gay Message From Customers In Lieu Of Tip

Commented Oct 25, 2013 at 12:31:11 in Gay Voices

“Good for him . No need to make this a big deal.”

saarigirl on Oct 25, 2013 at 14:18:38

“OTHER people, however, made a big deal, and they were right. The customer's behavior was outrageous.”
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