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Even These People Think It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage, Pt. 2

Even These People Think It's Time To Raise The Minimum Wage, Pt. 2

Commented Jun 12, 2014 at 12:09:39 in Business

“These employers do pay minimum wage, but they do not have to. They can choose to pay far above that and provide benefits. We would not have to raise minimum wage, nor would this be a discussion if merely choose to ignore current minimum wage recommendations and paid their employees better. It's a suggestion, not the upper limit.”
Ancient Rome's Demise Probably Not Caused By Lead Poisoning, Scientists Say

Ancient Rome's Demise Probably Not Caused By Lead Poisoning, Scientists Say

Commented Apr 27, 2014 at 19:44:22 in Science

“You are kidding me right? Scientist say...hmm and who funded this nonsense? Oh Please...yes many factors caused eh collapse..but there had already been lots of research done to verify many died of lead poisoning...sad and pathetic!”
Westboro Baptist Church Chased Out Of Moore, Oklahoma

Westboro Baptist Church Chased Out Of Moore, Oklahoma

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 00:53:59 in Religion

“They were given a permit??? Why??”

TVs Scotty J on Apr 8, 2014 at 02:34:31

“Because it would be Unconstitutional to do so, no matter how much you disagree with them...”

Amalek on Apr 8, 2014 at 02:18:48

“First amendment. ”

Candide33 on Apr 8, 2014 at 02:18:29

“because the constitution. If they refuse to give them a permit, they sue the town/city ... they have done it hundreds of times and they have made millions of dollars over the years.

It is harder for them to make money suing municipalities now that the supreme court ruled in their favor. When people sue WBC and lose, they still get court costs and since most of them are lawyers the family gets to keep all the money.

It is and has always been nothing but a scam Fred started the 'church' after he was disbarred as revenge so that he could get out of paying taxes and he put most of his 8 kids through law school for the same reason.

Some people have paid them NOT to picket the funeral of a family member, so that is another way the scam works.

The BBC did a documentary on them a long time ago and back then they had already made millions, no telling how much they have made over the years.”
Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 00:41:18 in Politics

“Oh yes it will...she will be right by his side...she is a politician's wife!”
Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 00:39:59 in Politics

“I think we can just chalk this one up to being typical to politicians.”
Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 00:39:30 in Politics

“Done thank you!”
Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Married GOP Rep. Caught Kissing Staffer In Surveillance Video

Commented Apr 8, 2014 at 00:38:48 in Politics

“That is hilarious...”
Sen. Dick Durbin Accuses For-Profit College Chain Of Defrauding Taxpayers

Sen. Dick Durbin Accuses For-Profit College Chain Of Defrauding Taxpayers

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 19:51:01 in Business

“Please continue to bring these fraudulent colleges to their knees. They need to be shut down! All of them!”
$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Actually Create New Jobs: Study

$10.10 Minimum Wage Would Actually Create New Jobs: Study

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 19:47:52 in Business

“It does not take an MBA to know that if everyone is well paid there is more money to put into the economy.”

Joe Schmo Rocks on Dec 19, 2013 at 20:00:38

“Wow. You definitely do not have an MBA.”

Seraphina Gonter on Dec 19, 2013 at 19:52:24

“How many people do you personally employ? What is your average pay with benefits for your employees?”
2013 Was An Insane, Important Year For The Media

2013 Was An Insane, Important Year For The Media

Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 10:25:55 in Media

“I wanted to let this one go, but I can't.....our media is completely out of control!”
2013 Was An Insane, Important Year For The Media

2013 Was An Insane, Important Year For The Media

Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 10:24:42 in Media

“You call this controlled media?? On what planet?”
Gary Herbert, Utah Governor, Expresses Concern Over Polygamy Ruling

Gary Herbert, Utah Governor, Expresses Concern Over Polygamy Ruling

Commented Dec 16, 2013 at 10:10:06 in Politics

“I share his concerns, and hope they revisit the legislation. That is supposed to be the point of these rulings.”
These 4 Myths Could Destroy Your Marriage

These 4 Myths Could Destroy Your Marriage

Commented Dec 15, 2013 at 19:51:35 in Divorce

“Well done! Thank you!”
8 States With The Highest Minimum Wages: 24/7 Wall St.

8 States With The Highest Minimum Wages: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 18:37:12 in Business

“Lets do some Math....8x40=320....320x4=1280. Even if the minimum is a few dollars more that is not anywhere near enough to live on. This is an example of corporations assuming we as parents, relatives and a society are willing to cover the rest of the expenses required for living. Well I don't! I expect the jobs to pay for those necessities. That is why we work for a living. To make enough to live on. It is not meant to be a charity.”

ksokol3171 on Dec 8, 2013 at 20:24:37

“Do the time to move up the food chain and don't keep working at a beginner’s level.”

rc182pilot on Dec 8, 2013 at 19:48:45

“Minimum-wage jobs are designed to be entry-level jobs, not careers. If you're satisfied to work at an entry-level job for your entire working-life, don't blame your employer, blame yourself. Otherwise, get off your pampered backside and find a way to make yourself more valuable to your employer.”

manfrommars on Dec 8, 2013 at 18:42:44

“they expect the states to pick up their slack with food stamps and welfare. THIS IS WHAT THE GOP WANTS, RIGHT GOOOOPERS?”
7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 13:06:05 in Healthy Living

“It also means free labor. Why pay people to work when you can talk them into doing it for free! Right? Wink!”
Bob Dylan Sued By Croatian Group For Comments Made About America's Slavery Past

Bob Dylan Sued By Croatian Group For Comments Made About America's Slavery Past

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 12:15:11 in Entertainment

“Oh come on, quit trying to white wash this...yes it was all about slavery! Yes other factors came into play, but the main reason we had the civil war was slavery. The racism still runs too deep to pretend other wise. Give me a break!”
Bob Dylan Sued By Croatian Group For Comments Made About America's Slavery Past

Bob Dylan Sued By Croatian Group For Comments Made About America's Slavery Past

Commented Dec 1, 2013 at 12:12:21 in Entertainment

“Truth is truth and the facts speak for themselves. What other conclusions were we supposed to come up with after OUR nation, the USA still has a military base there in Croatia and it is still an extended hardship tour for our military. This is crap and the law suit needs to be dropped. Or do we need to just send them the bill for the money we spent stabilizing Their nation. Yes I am saying it out right, you would have nothing with out the USA! Put up or shut up!”

belrush41 on Dec 2, 2013 at 12:00:58

“They did not help the Croatian”
Men With Attractive Wives Report Higher Levels Of Marital Satisfaction, New Study Finds

Men With Attractive Wives Report Higher Levels Of Marital Satisfaction, New Study Finds

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 21:34:38 in Weddings

“Yes this sounds like BS...Beauty is in the eye of the beholder! Lets take a guess as to who funded this...plastic surgeons maybe??? The makeup industry?? Spas???”
Elizabeth Warren: 'Too Big To Fail' Is Worse Than Before Financial Crisis

Elizabeth Warren: 'Too Big To Fail' Is Worse Than Before Financial Crisis

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 02:17:10 in Politics

“I sat and pondered this horrid thought..a small percentage of this nation has served in war zones over this last decade and a half. Most of those who have served have filed bankruptcy, lost VA homes, lost or were denied promised jobs, lost jobs that were supposed to be there when they came back from war as reservist, been cheated out of VA benefits, including the GI Bill, and are now enjoying lower wages and amenities. America as a whole has faced a global economic crisis where every other option but the one that would have saved the people, consumers, and workers at large was considered. Common sense was not only ignored, but prevented from being used. I wonder at what point people will wake up and realize we, as a nation as a whole, have been bamboozled out of our retirements, pay, our homes, and investments. A few voices spoke out on our behalf, but they were quickly drowned out by propaganda. The day this nation of dreamers wakes up and smells the coffee, and realizes the betrayal, will be the day we can move forward. I pray that day comes quickly, but sadly, I fear it is far far away!”

Taxim on Nov 13, 2013 at 03:04:36

“Finance is global. Industry is global. America's economic importance is small (20% of global GDP) and shrinking. You have to give up on the provincial fantasy that your economy is somehow sovereign.”
Ex-Oakland Women's Basketball Coach Beckie Francis Abused Players, Pushed Church: University

Ex-Oakland Women's Basketball Coach Beckie Francis Abused Players, Pushed Church: University

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 01:52:20 in Sports

“I can not begin to express my hope that she and her husband face charges for their obvious abusive actions.”

Lechiffre on Nov 13, 2013 at 05:27:22

“Mairhi,

Her husband if off the grid and the he ain't the bully..”

KIVPossum on Nov 13, 2013 at 02:39:03

“It's illegal to be insulting now?”
Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Senate Republicans Block Nina Pillard Nomination To D.C. Circuit Court Of Appeals

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 01:35:37 in Politics

“Keep it boys...please give us more reasons for America to hate you and want to get rid of you! Please!”

BANGyoHEAD on Nov 13, 2013 at 02:14:41

“A Prez. who Polls are tanked in the 30's I see no love Bro, it would seem the love affair is over as well as the long honeymoon, My mother always said people always find out who a person is sooner or later, one can't always hide behind the charade they are trying to portray.”
TSA Officers Are 'Sitting Ducks' In The Face Of An Attack, Union Says

TSA Officers Are 'Sitting Ducks' In The Face Of An Attack, Union Says

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 22:26:22 in Politics

“So the air port bullies are scared now?? Does this mean they will stop stealing from our luggage?? Unreal! How long did they think they were going to keep up their reign of terror?? Defenseless...probably not. They have become far too accustomed to nice people putting up with their garbage and taking their abuse. I am sorry for the families and victims of the shooter and I wish them well...but they are not defenseless. We are against them!”

iamciril on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:46:05

“Who is this "we" you speak of who are against them?

Not me.

I have flown several times since 9/11 and went through TSA screening at LAX just a couple months ago.

I had zero issues.

Bullies? Have you a victim complex for having to take off your shoes and having to leave your bottle of water at the checkpoint?”
Americans Flee The Northeast Because It's The Northeast

Americans Flee The Northeast Because It's The Northeast

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 16:31:30 in HuffPost Home

“Why didn't they just come out with it first hand...Baby boomers are moving to warm and cheap climates. Another reality is how many of their relative move down there with them because of the lack of great paying jobs and the increased cost of living for families. These states are not family friendly. So if Grandma and Grandpa are moving so are they.”
How Did Life Begin? Texas Paleontologist Says He's Found The Biological 'Holy Grail'

How Did Life Begin? Texas Paleontologist Says He's Found The Biological 'Holy Grail'

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 16:24:26 in Science

“The Holy Grail of science??? Really?? The cup of Christ of Science?? An issue of providing an artifact held sacred and proves that Christ lived that probably no longer exist is being used to describe a scientific theory. That is a little to much for me. But as for her theory, I think with more research it has merit!”

harleydesigns on Nov 3, 2013 at 16:36:31

“and people think Scientists don't have a sense of humor.
:)”
McDonald's Hot Coffee Controversy Is Back With Another Burn Lawsuit

McDonald's Hot Coffee Controversy Is Back With Another Burn Lawsuit

Commented Nov 2, 2013 at 15:52:51 in Business

“Wow I guess you can not educate that many stupid people...read the article...the lid was not on and it spilled on her lap when it was handed through the window!”

nnorthcharleston on Nov 2, 2013 at 17:47:20

“and who say it was not on the old lady sueing and we all know she would not lie or make a mistake for a million dollar or even a 25 dollar card to wal mart”

lemealone on Nov 2, 2013 at 16:18:15

“so she was going to go and drive along with this lethal beverage in her hands?”

John G Williams on Nov 2, 2013 at 16:00:59

“And if you believe that... I have some wonderful land for sale deep in the swamps of Florida.”
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