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Student's Angry Note To Chicago Bike Thief Goes Viral -- And Ends Happily

Student's Angry Note To Chicago Bike Thief Goes Viral -- And Ends Happily

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 00:06:15 in Chicago

“p.s. My tuition at a top-tier university was less than $1200 for the entire year.
(This was NOT that long ago--I am younger than the average baby boomer). Kids these days are so amazingly screwed not only by the fact that their parents are much worse off than the parents of my generation but also by the fact that higher education has become so unbelievably expensive. My god. She cannot afford to take the train. That is really poor.”
Student's Angry Note To Chicago Bike Thief Goes Viral -- And Ends Happily

Student's Angry Note To Chicago Bike Thief Goes Viral -- And Ends Happily

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 23:52:40 in Chicago

“Yep. Working poor family. That is the new normal. Millions and millions of people are working poor and people like you think that is normal.”

Lily aka newsyhoundsy on Nov 2, 2013 at 00:06:15

“p.s. My tuition at a top-tier university was less than $1200 for the entire year.
(This was NOT that long ago--I am younger than the average baby boomer). Kids these days are so amazingly screwed not only by the fact that their parents are much worse off than the parents of my generation but also by the fact that higher education has become so unbelievably expensive. My god. She cannot afford to take the train. That is really poor.”
Student's Angry Note To Chicago Bike Thief Goes Viral -- And Ends Happily

Student's Angry Note To Chicago Bike Thief Goes Viral -- And Ends Happily

Commented Nov 1, 2013 at 03:36:57 in Chicago

“It seems a scandal to me that she cannot afford to take the train, that she cannot afford to go to school full-time. She is working poor, which has become the new normal. But that's okay. Some rich person will step in and make it all beautiful..”

thedanemom on Dec 20, 2013 at 19:59:38

“A scandal? Really? You are going to criticize someone who works hard for her money, goes to school and tries to do her best? What were you doing at her age? Of course she is working poor, she is 19, how many independently wealthy 19 year olds do you know?Maybe she didn't want to be a slave to a train schedule,maybe the train schedule wasn't conductive to her work and school schedule, maybe she liked the freedom of having her own transportation, maybe the train cost more on average then riding a bike. She didn't expect someone to rescue her, and when someone did she didn't take advantage of their kindness.”

msgpcastle on Nov 1, 2013 at 13:16:04

“What the H are you talking about? Thousands of people go to school on a daily basis and work full time. Being a part time student and working doesn't mean she is poor, it just means the family doesn't have the money in this day and time to put her in school full time.”
Fat-Shaming Professor Geoffrey Miller Keeps NYU Job

Fat-Shaming Professor Geoffrey Miller Keeps NYU Job

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 14:37:29 in College

“Aha... Family is the root of all hatred.”

Jeremy Groce on Jun 30, 2013 at 22:07:32

“How so?  I'm counting calories because I'm purposely trying to get fat because I'm bulking right now to build muscle.  To actually get fat, I'm counting calories and afterwards, I will cut, counting calories so I eat at a deficit of my TDEE (necessary calories to maintain body weight)

Not so hard is it?

  My father is obese because he eats a lot because he doesn't have a lot of time to eat due to his work schedule (and I think because when he was a child, being so poor, he enjoys the food itself)

I wouldn't say that my mother is obese.  Bad choice of words originally.  Just overweight, but not even by much”
'Veronica Mars' Movie Raises More Than $5.7 Million On Kickstarter

'Veronica Mars' Movie Raises More Than $5.7 Million On Kickstarter

Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 12:29:15 in TV

“NOT a record-breaker... I remember another kickstarter recently raised over 10 million for makers of a watch--the Pebble Watch--and there could be others that raised even more. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597507018/pebble-e-paper-watch-for-iphone-and-android
Jessica Trinh Turns Pet Photography Into An Art Form (PHOTOS)

Jessica Trinh Turns Pet Photography Into An Art Form (PHOTOS)

Commented Apr 6, 2013 at 07:04:27 in Good News

“These are so sweet.
For truly stunning pet portraiture, I would also suggest Paul Croes.
https://www.facebook.com/paul.croes
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Mitt Romney: Obama Won With 'Gifts' To Blacks, Hispanics, Young Voters

Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 11:07:23 in Politics

“This is a joke, right?”
Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Commented Jul 28, 2012 at 22:25:36 in San Francisco

“We need to come up with ways to help the many San Franciscans who are presently not receiving the support they need. A substantial majority of unhoused San Franciscans are either disabled, senior citizens or, in many cases, both. Shipping them out to the suburbs is not a solution.”

JumpStreet1983 on Aug 13, 2012 at 15:32:09

“I agree. Unfortunately, the residential hotels are so decrepit and blighted that I wouldn't allow ANYONE to live in them. Many elderly and disabled singles don't need anything larger than a studio to live in, but their options in SF are either overpriced, unfit for living, or both.”
Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 21:39:01 in San Francisco

“We need to come up with ways to help the many San Franciscans who are not presently receiving the support they need. A substantial majority of unhoused San Franciscans are either disabled, senior citizens or, in many cases, both. Shipping them out to the suburbs is not a solution.”
Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 20:59:10 in San Francisco

“The food banks in the suburbs are probably better than in the city, too.”
Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 11:55:28 in San Francisco

“I imagine you are in the system as someone who has or presently does receive GA, EBT, that sort of thing. Definitely someone who lives off of the entitlements that have bankrupted this country (most importantly, Medicare)... I am happy that you live in the suburbs.”

hugatree on Jul 27, 2012 at 19:59:48

“Are you really attempting to answer a DISCUSSION on low-income housing opportunities in the city with an attack on me, someone you know nothing about? If you had even so much as checked my profile, you would see that I am retired. Please learn to have an informed discussion without personal attacks. If you are so opposed to so-called "entitlements," you would therefore be opposed to the government's sponsoring low-income housing in the city (which is an entitlement). Your logic is faulty, and you obviously have nothing to add to this discussion”
Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Commented Jul 25, 2012 at 15:24:23 in San Francisco

“Really? Who is paying your rent? Are you collecting social security? I have no income at present and should perhaps apply for government assistance. I am, however, surviving (with great effort) because of social relations (rather than government-provided security) that I would not have if I lived in the suburbs. If I can stay where I am, where I know people and they know me, and if I nurture and grow my social and business networks here, I will have a much greater chance of rebuilding my life and enjoying a future without reliance on government support. Maybe it would be easier to give up the hard work and move to a bedroom community (where opportunities are woefully limited), but I am not yet ready for government-subsidized retirement and definitely not in the market for a lobotomy. In other words, I cannot afford to change my attitude. I need it to survive.”

hugatree on Jul 26, 2012 at 17:21:44

“Social security is an INSURANCE plan into which most working people have paid all their lives. It is NOT government assistance (unless you are talking about SSI -- another thing entirely). I'm sorry you are personally having life difficulties, but my post is about people demanding low-income rentals to sustain them when they do not have jobs or income instead of finding another way to live. Your assertion that people are somehow not working hard when they seek affordable (and readily available) rentals outside the city is a bit ridiculous.”
Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Affordable Housing Gap Leaves San Francisco's Neediest In Dire Straits

Commented Jul 21, 2012 at 18:48:07 in San Francisco

“If you're retired with no professional or social obligations, then I guess the suburbs would be a good choice for you. I do not drive and personally could not survive being stuck in a place like Petaluma (or San Mateo, for that matter). I would also prefer not to be a beggar... Woof!”

hugatree on Jul 23, 2012 at 13:13:57

“My point is that when you have no job, no money, etc., you CAN survive by changing your attitude. "Social obligations" fall to the wayside when one is trying to live with little income. And when you have no job and insufficient income to meet the needs of the rental market, you have, indeed, become like a beggar and can no longer be dictating choices and expecting the government to bail you out. You have proven my point.”
huffingtonpost entry

'Daily Show,' 'Colbert Report' Cease Streaming Online Due To Viacom vs. DirecTV Battle

Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 18:18:19 in Comedy

“Can we still watch the next day on Hulu?”
Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 23:05:11 in Politics

“Hello DRaymond,
Did you take a look at that August 2011 federal disclosure document? I cannot understand it myself but suspect that it might be the smokiest of the smoking guns here...
http://pfds.opensecrets.org/N00000286_2010_pres.pdf
Just sayin'...
Woof!”
Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 22:36:11 in Politics

“@razzlebutt I answered your question. I wish someone could answer mine...”
Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 22:34:25 in Politics

“Romney left Bain in 1999 vs. Romney left Bain after the Olympics... Romney was not involved at Bain vs. Romeny attended board meetings at Bain corporations... Romney was on a leave of absence from Bain vs. Romney had retired from Bain... Romney had already left Bain vs. Romney was the sole stockholder, CEO and managing director who received a six-figure salary at Bain...”

razliubit on Jul 13, 2012 at 05:03:00

“but romney act as board member on one of those bain investment in 2002, as reported by NYT, fortune and huffpo”
Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 22:10:15 in Politics

“What is this document...?

http://pfds.opensecrets.org/N00000286_2010_pres.pdf

Where did it come from and how does it relate to all the other contradictions?”

razliubit on Jul 12, 2012 at 22:11:51

“to all other contradictions, such as?”
Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Mitt Romney's Own 2002 Testimony Undermines Bain Departure Claim

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 21:03:28 in Politics

“So, beginning February 1999, Romney was on a "leave of absence" from Bain--and it seems to have been a well-paid leave of absence---but he did not officially leave the firm until 2002. Shades of grey... Woof!

To Jason and Ryan: Does the 2011 federal disclosure form leave room for this sort of grey area? We perhaps need to hear more. Just how significantly does information provided on that form contradict Romney's 2002 sworn testimony (and Bain's SEC filings)? Was information truly falsified in 2011 and, if so, why?

(If not, then we seem to have merely more of the same sort of lies conservatives dish out with stunning facility to American voters on a regular basis.)”
Mitt Romney On NAACP Obamacare Booing: If People Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Mitt Romney On NAACP Obamacare Booing: If People Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 17:16:50 in Politics

“Denmark.”

Lily aka newsyhoundsy on Jul 12, 2012 at 17:31:20

“and Philadelphia.”
Mitt Romney On NAACP Obamacare Booing: If People Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Mitt Romney On NAACP Obamacare Booing: If People Want 'More Free Stuff' They Should Vote For Obama

Commented Jul 12, 2012 at 16:05:07 in Politics

“How can someone so smugly racist even be in the running? I am frightened.”

Goodthink2012 on Jul 12, 2012 at 17:58:32

“It is real terrorism, isn't it?”

nomobull on Jul 12, 2012 at 16:46:09

“just use your vote”

K lo31 on Jul 12, 2012 at 16:39:37

“Where the hell you been for the past 50 years , I know its been gooing on since the America's creation even before but Where hell you been.”

LinkTren on Jul 12, 2012 at 16:31:19

“It's pretty amazing.”
Leah Busque Of TaskRabbit On Why Micro-Entrepreneurship May Be The Key To Job Creation

Leah Busque Of TaskRabbit On Why Micro-Entrepreneurship May Be The Key To Job Creation

Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 21:45:30 in Small Business

“Not sure how this relates, but it is a proven fact that recent immigrants to the U.S. are much more likely to start their own small businesses than to look for jobs.

Also wonder if TaskRabbit is keeping track of the people who are both requesting and taking on the tasks. Who are these people, demographically speaking--both taskers and taskees--and how much are the taskees making? I would be super interested to see such data for TaskRabbit as well other similarly successful startups more obviously participating in the "new sharing economy."”
Obama Gun Control: President To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

Obama Gun Control: President To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

Commented Jan 17, 2013 at 12:11:46 in Politics

“But we've been waiting to act on the need for better gun control legislation for years and years, since long before the economy was in crisis. Why now do we choose FINALLY to respond to what is only the most recent in a painful and shameful series of tragic shootings? What is different about Newtown that motivates us into action now, finally now?

I would suggest there is nothing different. It's just that people are tired of dealing with more intractable (and unrelated, I should add) problems of economic decline--problems that translate into tragedies being lived by millions of people (rather than dozens) every day. Focusing on gun control provides us with something we can get our heads around and fix relatively quickly. That is great and I'm glad it is finally happening. But it is also a shame if the reason it is happening is because we want to escape from the bigger, more difficult challenges.

We can escape to Newtown for awhile. We obviously need this. I just hope the momentum gained by accomplishing something, of finally making progress on something--gun control--can continue to fuel us into action once we get back on track with a focus on the economy.

But then again, maybe most people think it would be better just to wait around and let those big things like unprecedented poverty and homelessness just take care of themselves. Hopefully the president isn't one of the people who thinks that way.”

Terri Hemker on Jan 18, 2013 at 11:34:07

“I honestly think that, given a month, Newtown, too, would have faded into a bad memory. It is Mr. Obama who has seen to it that this will not happen by using this moment, when the country is actually willing to listen, to do something positive for gun control. There were many other opportunities for this in the past but leaders just didn't take enough advantage of them to do lasting good. Let's hope that, this time, that lasting good will come out of this so that all the victims of gun violence, past and present, including Brian who was shot to death by neighborhood boys with a gun they got hold of, and to whose funeral I went, will not have died in vain.”
Obama Gun Control: President To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

Obama Gun Control: President To Unveil Gun Violence Measures, Including Assault Weapons Ban

Commented Jan 16, 2013 at 21:35:51 in Politics

“I know this is a super important issue and hope that new legislation will be negotiated and enacted. At the same time, tremendous response to the tragedy in suburban Connecticut seems to be providing a bit of a distraction from dealing with matters both more urgent and more far-reaching. If people want to give up on the economy or at least forget about it for awhile, this gives them a good excuse for just that. It's as if government and the media and the public have come together and decided, "let's focus on gun control instead..." How can we generate similar buzz for dealing with unemployment and affordable housing?”

Iamrebelriser on Jan 17, 2013 at 10:44:50

“Lily, get with it. Unemployment & affordable housing had nothing to do with what happened in Newtown or in the Colorado theatre or in any of the other school shootings. If anything, those shooters had a lot more worldly goods than a lot of people. We can not let gun laden murderers run around shooting up children or any students, theatre crowds or people at their worship while we're waiting to get all employed or in affordable housing.”
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