“If Trader Joe's follows this rumor, I no longer will shop there, as I no longer shop at so many other places that o not treat their employees fairly.”
Cyber Nick on Sep 12, 2013 at 05:07:38
“They are treating their employees fairly under the American system. Under the German system it's not all that fair. TJ's is owned by the German company, Aldi Nord.”
Psychpro on Sep 12, 2013 at 04:50:51
“As long as they're not turning full-time employees into part-time employees just to get out of providing benefits, this can actually turn out to be a very good thing.
In this case, it sounds like an actual ENDORSEMENT of the Obamacare exchanges, and the more people on the exchanges, the better (and cheaper) they will be!”
michelv on Sep 12, 2013 at 04:28:30
“I think this is merely an excuse for the extreme cost cutting that has been going on at TJ's during the last few years. There are fewer and fewer things I buy there.
They used to have the best kettle chips. The last two batches I bought had bland and stale tasting potatoes. It was like eating cardboard, which was an incredible downer considering how good they used to taste. It will be Lays kettle from now on.
We just opened a box of Joe-Joe's cookies, the chocolate on chocolate type. The cookie shell was stale (checked expiration date) and tasteless, the incredible chocolate filling of before was just meh. Maybe it was a bad batch, so as we the potatoe chips, we'll give it one more chance, but I have a feeling TJ's has been going downhill with a continuous cheapening of its products.
These are just two examples of products that used to be flat out outstanding but are now not even worth eating for free. Hopefully this won't become the norm, otherwise I will stop shopping there altogether. Thankfully they still sell some competitively priced good non-TJ brand products, such as French cheeses.”
Nelson the Cat on Sep 12, 2013 at 04:13:52
“As I've mentioned to others, hold your fire a little while on this. Part time employees may be better off in the exchange than they are in existing company plans, and having more young healthy people involved is VERY good for the exchanges themselves.”
“Okay, makes sense that he was using these words to ridicule the government officials. But he ought to know that the words are just offensive and should not be used, even when facing assumedly racist officials.”
“Who payed for Congresswoman Foxx's college education?”
Robin Halsey on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:46:17
“Clearly she (based on her education and experience) is being persuaded by big money/power.”
Robin Halsey on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:44:18
“From her congressional website: Dr. Foxx is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her A.B. degree in English and M.A.C.T. in Sociology. She earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching/Higher
Education from UNC-Greensboro.
Dr. Foxx began her career as a secretary and research assistant at UNC-Chapel Hill. She taught at Caldwell Community College, was a sociology instructor at Appalachian State University and held several administrative positions at ASU, including Assistant Dean of the General College. Dr. Foxx also served as Deputy Secretary for Management in the N.C. Department of Administration for Governor Jim Martin. Prior to her election to the Senate in 1994, she served as President and later a consultant at Mayland Community College from 1987-1994.”
Jun 22, 2013 at 16:42:17
“When Paula says that it take the South long time to get over racism, I think that 150 years after the Civil War (now) is a long time. Then, I think, oh no, we had the so-called Jim Crowe years in which Blacks suffered an equally horribly throughout the US. The, Civil Rights in the 60s, but no real wholesale change in attitudes for many, many years after that, and even now, everywhere in our land. But when a state or a region take pride in their racist attitudes, something is seriously wrong. When a Southern state has its first integrated high school prom ever, racism is alive and thriving. And when people fly the Confederate time and talk about the good ol' days before the "War of Norther Aggression," something is very wrong. Paula Deen had plenty of time to work through her racist attitudes, and she still has a responsibility to be a model of human compassion, given her fame and all that she has gained from it. If she is real serious, she will become that model of human compassion.”
“When abortions are not available legally, safely and medically, woman and child often die. You have the right to donate to whomever you want based on your religious and moral reasoning. But you do not have the right to overturn a 40 year-old secular law.”
“Why should my tax money go to such a hospital? Imagine if a US-based Muslim hospital refused to treat those who did not believe in the tenants of its faith regarding medical care. People in the US would be whipped into a frenzy. If you choose to violate The Constitution, you ought not expect us to pay for your services.”
onememphisdude on Jun 22, 2013 at 11:45:10
“You do wish to support The Catholic Hospital? Dont go there. Your tax money supports many things you may disagree with, thats why we have elections and representatives. People are standing up. Welcome to the battlefield.”
“"Hoag CEO Robert Braithwaite blamed the change on staff incompetence, claiming that performing only 100 or so abortions every year increases the chances for medical mistakes, the OC Weekly reports." Why, then, would anyone go to this hospital and why would the state health officials allow it to stay open?”
“This is another example of gay bashing supported by the law.”
Robert SF on May 20, 2013 at 11:40:18
“This is about having sex with minors. Do you support adults having sex with minors?”
DJ X on May 20, 2013 at 11:38:31
“The parents might be Homophobic, but the law is not. This happens to young men all the time, when you're 17 it's legal, when you're 18 it's not. This is just the first time it's happened to a same sex couple in the media.”
rwgunn on May 20, 2013 at 11:27:12
“A lawsuit doesn't necessarily mean the law will end up support it.”
“I was thinking: did anyone who was taught to hate certain other people ever find, after they interacted in the long-run with those other people, that their hateful prejudice was warranted? I doubt it.”