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Paul Walker Death: Speed A Factor In Crash That Killed Action Star

Paul Walker Death: Speed A Factor In Crash That Killed Action Star

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 07:19:45 in Celebrity

“Apparently the area where this crash happened is a hot spot for excessive speed and racing by cars. Perhaps the local community needs to put in changes to the roads there to reduce speeding. From 'speed bumps', to stop lights and signs, turns on long straights of road may remove the ability to drive so fast there.”
Black Friday Marred By Violence In Several States

Black Friday Marred By Violence In Several States

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 07:27:10 in Business

“This would work good for the TV's and larger ticket items. Buyers orders and pays on line and be required to pick up the item in store on Friday or Saturday with a printed receipt or a text or e-mail to their smartphones with a purchase code. This way people could still have to be in the store and do other shopping.. Using this idea, I purchased after doing some web site searching, a no-contract smartphone I have been wanting to buy for $90 (regular price $149-179) from Best Buy on line late Friday, and I will pick it up from the store today.
Only problems with this idea would be those who want to pay in cash and not on credit, debit cards, there could be fraudulent use of them, and many poorer persons may not have a computer, but I suspect it would be minimal. This definitely would be a way to reduce the crazed mobs from the stores, reduce security and staffing costs.”

CocaColaKid on Nov 30, 2013 at 07:36:52

“You laid out some really good points...”
The Best Black Friday Deals Of 2013

The Best Black Friday Deals Of 2013

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 23:56:39 in Business

“Some deals I found and bought Black Friday (here in Northern NJ), and late in the afternoon - no crowds: A Virgin no-contract LG Smartphone with 4G-LTE, usually 149-179 - $ 89 at Best Buy (ordered it online for store pick up tomorrow). At Target- $18 for a Reg. $30 Black & Decker Toaster-Oven. Even the local Shoprite grocery - $0.99/lb for boneless chicken breasts - 3 lb package to package and freeze.
Me and my mom went out the 2 previous weekends and did shopping and got good deals, great service and good selection at Macy's and other stores.”
Walmart's Black Friday Going About As Badly As You'd Expect

Walmart's Black Friday Going About As Badly As You'd Expect

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 10:13:14 in Business

“At a Walmart near me in Garfield, NJ, a customer got into a fight around 6:30 PM Thursday night over a TV and punched a cop. He got busted and in Bergen Co. Jail on $20,000 bail. I bet that will cost him $1000's to defend himself and for the bail bond. What a fool.”

baldymountain on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:30:17

“for a second there you sounded like Henry Fonda in "Grapes of Wrath" "wherever there's a cop beatin up a guy, I'll be there. I'll be in the way guys yell when they're mad..."”
14 Stores That Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

14 Stores That Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 10:07:42 in Business

“One other major chain retailer not open on Thanksgiving was Petco although they will have 'black Friday' specials.

Sadly those stores that opened 5 PM -8 PM or had 'door busters' at that time were full of customers, parking lots full and at some, axillary and regular police on duty. Those customers just encouraged more retailers to ruin Thanksgiving.

I think retailers are playing psychological games with their customers by over blown 'deals' on Thanksgiving weekend. They also believe in the myth that those buying the 'specials' will also buy lots of other stuff at regular prices to offset the deeply discounted specials.”
Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 22:20:35 in Politics

“This guy would have made a good commandant in a WWII era German POW or Forced Labor or Death Camp. Either that or a CIA 'remanding' facility head.
He should have to eat the same as the prisoners every day.
At his age he should be retired and living on his pension not borderline torturing prisoners.”

Iya Sapa Mato on Nov 27, 2013 at 22:30:13

“LeonBNJ Nah we need him in charge of homeland security, dealing with the border first!”
Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Here's The Video To Share With Anybody Who Still Buys Into 9/11 Truther Stuff

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 23:23:05 in Politics

“To me one of the worst and true conspiracies as to 9/11 was the lies of the Bush Administration telling then EPA head (former NJ Governor) Whitman saying the 'air was safe' in the WTC area so not to stop recovery of remains on the site and get nearby Wall Street, especially the NYSE opened the following Monday. Of course, many 1000's have become victims of exposure to the toxic mix in the air and dusts in lower Manhattan.”
The Inside Story Of How The NFL's Plan For Its 1st Openly Gay Player Fell Apart | Bleacher Report

The Inside Story Of How The NFL's Plan For Its 1st Openly Gay Player Fell Apart | Bleacher Report

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 23:24:10 in Sports

“I would not be surprised that a well known NFL player comes out or is outed in the next year or so. With today's internet, smartphone cameras, media looking for a sensational story to sell ads, YouTube and maybe someone needing money, there is plenty of chances for this to happen. We are also seeing a growing acceptance of GLBT's by high school and college aged persons. Some team will need that person's talent and will accept the short PR storm.
I do think the big conflict are those players who may be at risk of losing their job due to new guy or are of such narrow background and will use their GLTB status against them, to bully them, threaten them with outing.”
Larry Flynt Fights To Stop His Shooter, Joseph Franklin, From Being Executed

Larry Flynt Fights To Stop His Shooter, Joseph Franklin, From Being Executed

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 08:07:53 in Crime

“As he explains in the video, he is being rational. He does not believe that the death penalty is a deterrent, those that commit murder or attempt is are of rational mind, and the costs with appeals of death penalties exceed that costs of life penalties. This is the same reasoning of millions that object to the use of the death penalty.”

ladywolf2012 on Nov 16, 2013 at 08:52:58

“Death penalties cost more because of all the bullcrap, all the years on "death row" so lawyers and judges can make more money. A rope is only a couple bucks, find a tree.”

allensmusic on Nov 16, 2013 at 08:14:11

“The death penalty should be used much more than it is.”
Impact Of Health Law Changes Is Unclear

Impact Of Health Law Changes Is Unclear

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 07:33:45 in Politics

“By this decision President Obama has weakened his position on the ACA and many other issues by caving here. He can be politically bullied even by people of his own party to make decisions that are bad to save his and his party's butts. This is not good for the budget fights, the need for immigration reform and environmental protection. Republicans have neutered him and hurt this country.”

irish57 on Nov 15, 2013 at 07:40:36

“Sorry but he neutered himself. Notice every time something goes wrong, his standard answer is that he didn't know? Including this. Convenient. Weak but convenient.”
Feds Printed Their Own 3D Gun And It Literally Blew Up In Their Faces

Feds Printed Their Own 3D Gun And It Literally Blew Up In Their Faces

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 07:14:38 in Politics

“There have been difficult to detect 'zip guns' made in prisons with smuggled parts for generations. During WWII, there were cheap 'one-shot' small, very short range handguns for use by underground fighters or paratroopers. The use of plastics and 3-D printers is just another method of allowing people to make guns for specific needs and demand that will be met.”

Jason Cenotti on Nov 14, 2013 at 21:00:34

“Those small short range wwII handguns were named The Liberator. Thats where this gun got its name.”

laubelkins on Nov 14, 2013 at 07:37:09

“Great, so the whole of America will become like a prison.”

Olethea on Nov 14, 2013 at 07:25:14

“What needs?”
Obamacare Website Enrollment Numbers Fall Short: WSJ

Obamacare Website Enrollment Numbers Fall Short: WSJ

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 18:15:57 in Business

“Some people, like me, have current individual policies that have terms ending during 2014. In my case in mid-March, so don't have to get a policy now. I also have to see what my employer (technically a 'temporary' agency) will offer under the ADA and if it will work for me. I make just a few $1000 too much for any tax benefits.
At least now the Federal website is functioning better and allows one, as I did on Sunday, allow one to get ballpark figures on premiums (I live in NJ) based on age, county, other major factors. Based on my check, my premium on a BSBS 'Gold' level policy would be $650/mo,, $300 less than my current HMO class policy, I would still need details as to the co-pays, max deductible but if the same as my current policy, it would be a much better situation for me and gives me hope as to the ADA.”

Platinumputter on Nov 11, 2013 at 18:31:15

“Get back to us when you find out what your deductible is. Obamacare is placing deductible amounts up in the stratosphere for most individuals. Even if you get subsidies for your monthly premiums, you'll still have to pay the high deductible.”

sally-anne on Nov 11, 2013 at 18:22:15

“all silver plans come with deductales on a sliding scale of income built right in, find the right silver plan and it is like a gold plan.”
Jonathan Martin Likely Done With Dolphins But Wants To Continue NFL Career: REPORT

Jonathan Martin Likely Done With Dolphins But Wants To Continue NFL Career: REPORT

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 17:16:44 in Sports

“No doubt that this scandal will affect a number of people on the Dolphins including the coaches, management and player leaders who didn't do their job. For sure they need to clean house and being in some with integrity and discipline.
I doubt if Incognito will be back in the NFL. No one wants his baggage and that he is in his 9th year in the league with it's minimum monies will discourage many teams.
As to Martin, I agree he is out for the year and never returning to the Dolphins. I suspect that more will have to come out about why he left the team from him, completion of the NFL/NFLPA investigation and before any other team will consider him, have to evaluate his playing skills. He might be invited to a team's training camp. Good fits might be Indy (he played and blocked for the same QB at Stanford), Jets, Giants, teams with good owners, management, coaching and culture. He would also have to be with a team that works with his style of play. Good luck to Martin.”

bobk in nh on Nov 11, 2013 at 17:29:56

“steelers as well- good ownership. Cross the Jets off though.”
Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Why ‘60 Minutes' Stood By Benghazi Source Before Retracting Report

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 09:18:59 in Media

“A major part of the 60 Minutes story and needed to get out was buried by a small part as to a false witness. Some of those that appeared noted the signs of al-Queda in Bengasi in the months before the attacks there, failures to adjust security programs, and the lack of knowing more about the economic, political and social situation there. Those failures must not be buried by one part of a story that is false.
I also believe local staff working at the consulate provided critical information to make the attack easier, its timing and leaking out about the US Ambassador being at the consulate that day. That needs to be investigated.”

bpulliam on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:48:11

“The need to buy into conspiracies is rampant among certain segments of our society. There are media outlets that specialize in conspiracy making, and market these stories to the most vulnerable of citizens. There is money to be made in this business. Of course, people who specialize in the conspiracy market place are without integrity. People wonder why violence is on the increase in America. Put an unstable person, or perhaps elderly person in front of the TV, watching the spectacle of Glen Beck all day, and here you have a mind blowing adventure for those who hate and fear the government. Next, toss in the relentless politics of the Tea Party/Republican party and there you have what it takes to produce more instability in our society.”

Jene88 on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:39:33

“So, shall we not bury the fact there were no WMD, shall we not bury the fact, it was a mistake to go into Afghanistan, shall we not bury the report on the US ship in Lebanon, the embassy take-over in Iran, ad infinitum. Stuff happens when war happens, and none of it is good. Why does proving we were ill equipped to be where we were, make anything better, or clarify anything. We win some, we lose some. Of late, were losing a lot...men, respect, money, and mostly, wars. Maybe a change in our warring attitude would help. But, I sense, if we didn't have this, we'd have another issue with the administration about another point. Sure, it won't be dirty sex in the Oval Office, but the repubs will find something to make an issue over, and prevent real work from happening. GIVE EM ANOTHER VACATION, more money, and another special prosecutor for their work.”

jon galt25 on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:37:23

“Exactly right. Liberals take one minor account of the story that has been shown to be false and think that Obama and the administration should be absolved of the whole screw up”

seldoc on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:33:47

“Enough of the endless investigations what needs to be done is immigration reform, budget reconciliation and putting an end to the mindless sequester cuts in spending. That's what need to be done.”

LittleRedHenSez on Nov 9, 2013 at 09:33:39

“You "believe" based on what?”
Jonathan Martin's Lawyer Details Alleged Bullying, Including Teammate's Comment About Sister

Jonathan Martin's Lawyer Details Alleged Bullying, Including Teammate's Comment About Sister

Commented Nov 8, 2013 at 06:46:11 in Sports

“Some who had such disgusting talk used with them would have gotten violent on such a person saying it. I presume Martin feared if he did get violent he might get face criminal prosecution and suspended from the NFL so walked away before he did so.

In this day of Twitter, social media, texting, cameras everywhere, behavior that would never come out to the public is now recorded and can come out quickly.

I suspect the NFL will have to put in a new page or 2 to their already thick and detailed book of rules to control behavior toward new and rookie players, banning any physical, verbal and financial abuses that cause more harm than good, are racist, sexist, homophobic, insulting to religion and personal beliefs.”
These Kmart Workers Say They Can't Even Take Thanksgiving Off

These Kmart Workers Say They Can't Even Take Thanksgiving Off

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 20:37:26 in Business

“In some places, like Paramus, NJ, one of the largest retail shopping areas in the USA, they have laws that limit hours of business operations, only allowed to be open from 7 AM to 11 PM, closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Perhaps some communities and States need to have laws banning large stores from being open on the 2 big holidays and limit hours open or require employees to be present.”
Kmart Opens At 6 A.M. On Thanksgiving, And People Are Pissed

Kmart Opens At 6 A.M. On Thanksgiving, And People Are Pissed

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 20:10:32 in Business

“Some states and municipalities may need to go back to the old days of 'blue laws' banning all but a few small necessity stores be open on Thanksgiving or overnight to end their ruin for workers and communities.”

BabyMed on Nov 5, 2013 at 20:43:20

“I remember when stores were all closed on Sunday's too. It was meant as a family day.”
Richie Incognito Suspended By Dolphins In Jonathan Martin Case

Richie Incognito Suspended By Dolphins In Jonathan Martin Case

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 07:37:04 in Sports

“The actions of Martin is perhaps the disclosure of an ugly reality of how football players treat each other and especially of 'veterans' vs. 'rookies'. In part I think that this is due to the fear by the vets that their jobs will be taken by cheaper and maybe better playing rookies so want them to make sure they know that. I suspect this starts in high school and continues in college teams. Martin I believe has a background of attending and playing football for Stanford, and comes from well educated and upper middle class parents. I don't think he can condone such abusive behaviors for personal reasons.
I recall several years ago a rookie player on the Dallas Cowboys who refused to do things like carry playing equipment for a veteran player in pre-season training. The veteran players nailed by having to pay for a huge and over the top dinner for all the players that cost him some stupid amount like $50,000.
Far too many of us have faced harassment, intimidation and/or sabotage from bosses, supervisors and fellow workers so others can keep their jobs. Of course, blowing the whistle of such abuse, threating lawsuits, just makes it worse or costs companies huge amounts of money to defend as well as in judgments and/or settlements. I suspect the suspension by Miami is an attempt to reduce their”
Texas' Restrictive Voter ID Law Stops A Former U.S. House Speaker From Getting A Voter ID Card

Texas' Restrictive Voter ID Law Stops A Former U.S. House Speaker From Getting A Voter ID Card

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 06:16:01 in Politics

“I would suggest that the President issue an emergency Executive Order to ban the enforcement by the State of Texas of these restrictive laws. The right to vote is one of the most important rights of our Constitution, one that has far too often been restricted by states especially as to race, one of the intended reasons Texas has such new laws.
I am afraid that tomorrow there could be scores of physical confrontations of well established legal voters and poll workers. I hope the Governor and many 1000's of Republicans get turned away as don't have the right ID. Maybe that could lead to Texas itself realizing they need to reverse their new 'Jim Crow' voting laws and return to reason.”
White House, Lawmakers Rejecting Edward Snowden's Plea For Clemency

White House, Lawmakers Rejecting Edward Snowden's Plea For Clemency

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 21:47:47 in Politics

“If Snowden were to ever be in a place where he could be arrested and brought under the control of the USA, he likely would face a in fact 'show trial' for treason. The Government would violate the Constitution, including getting the SCOTUS to back up their convictions, to assure his execution or life in a Supermax jail with the T's. I am surprised that he is still alive and not been 'hit by a bus'.
Why isn't Booz Allen or top US officials who allowed Snowden so much access and the ability to steal this information not facing criminal trials ? How come the disclosures not led to trials of officials or ex-officials for their violations of human, civil and other rights? Why don't our political leaders go after the bad officials we realize from Snowden's disclosures instead of using them to bash President Obama or cover for him ? Will we really ever see and real change in our secret agencies to end their abuses - of course not, they play the '9/11' card to scare the public and politicians and go back to invading the world's privacy. I do fear we will face another 9/11 level attack someday due to now better known policies Snowden bring out.”
John Fox To Have Heart Surgery: Broncos Coach To Miss Several Weeks

John Fox To Have Heart Surgery: Broncos Coach To Miss Several Weeks

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 06:44:38 in Sports

“First of all, good luck on his recovery.
Unlike millions of Americans, he has excellent health care that is provided by his employer based insurance or can afford himself from his large salary. That means he knew he had a developing problem as could afford to se a doctor, including specialists, get tests, and when the signs appeared, the right treatments could be done. We all should be able to get the same level of health care Mr. Fox gets yet still be affordable.”

tos1501 on Nov 3, 2013 at 16:12:01

“Not the time nor place, Leon.”

thinkb4believing on Nov 3, 2013 at 10:04:27

“Excellent health care costs money, who do you propose should pay for this level of healthcare if you can't?”

repugnicansfearme on Nov 3, 2013 at 09:16:39

“Yes, and if he worked for Peyton's franchised Papa (Gag Me) Johns, he would owe the hospital cold hard cash”
The NFL's Most-Disliked Players - Forbes

The NFL's Most-Disliked Players - Forbes

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 06:59:49 in Sports

“I have long believed that Michael Vick should have never been allowed to return to the NFL due to the larger issues of illegal gambling and organized crime he was involved in with his felony convictions for animal cruelty/dog fighting.
Vick had serious financial debt due to bad investments, many of the fighting dog owners were involved in criminal gangs and felony criminals themselves, Vick could have been pressured to make intentional bad throws to help someone he 'owed' in the dog fighting with points shaving on the spread and help them win illegal bets. Who knows if he didn't do that. Much like how Baseball hero Pete Rose was banned from work in MLB for his deep involvement with gambling and how it could have (or even may have) meant throwing games, Vick should have also been banned for life.”

commonsense79 on Oct 22, 2013 at 08:13:37

“Banned for life over dogs? You can't be serious!”
Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Harry Reid On David Vitter And His Obamacare Amendment: 'He Just Is Not Playing With A Full Deck'

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 06:44:29 in Politics

“Politicians need to stop bashing each other personally. It is unprofessional and only leads to backlash, even less ability to get along and do their job, more ammo to be used against you as well as if recorded in audio and video, something to be used in campaign ads against you. Yes, object and challenge their ideas, but end the name calling, tagging another member as 'crazy' and like personal insults.”

demfromdallas on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:18:25

“Based upon what I have seen in Washington I disagree.”

Z34 on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:15:31

“Could not agree with you more. It is extremely destructive. Between the juvenile behavior of some in Congress and most in the media, we're in trouble.”

chuckfox2 on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:14:08

“People who act stupidly should be called out on it.”
U.S. Government Shutdown Continues (LATEST UPDATES)

U.S. Government Shutdown Continues (LATEST UPDATES)

Commented Oct 14, 2013 at 20:11:35 in Politics

“It is too bad we can't have the President have the um.. guts like LBJ had who could twist arms and make deals to get things done.”

jcbigg on Oct 14, 2013 at 21:43:48

“Different times Leon.”

F Chatterjee on Oct 14, 2013 at 20:25:03

“Some have called Obama a tyrant.”

yellowdawgdem on Oct 14, 2013 at 20:17:21

“LBJ had almost a 300 plus democratic House and 65 votes in the Senate. Always helps to have the majority in Congress. . .”
New York Giants Start 0-5: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

New York Giants Start 0-5: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 05:03:13 in Sports

“The sports call in radio shows are going to wild today (Friday) with everyone bashing the Giants. There is something very deeply wrong with the team, but it also reflects the intense parity of NFL teams where a small, marginal changes either way, injuries, coaching decisions in 1 play can mean the playoffs or the coach fired.”
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