“How else would stores, whether a luxury store or a discount store, be able to pay for the rent, employees, utilities, marketing, etc., and still try to make a small profit on it? I don't know of very many businesses that can survive losing money.”
“So much of the area near my home and my mom's home has already burned. That photo above is the area I grew up. So sad to see so many beautiful trees burned and empty hillsides. They estimate that we will have to be more concerned with mudslides for the next 3 to 5 years.”
Gepids on May 15, 2014 at 17:18:36
“Sorry to hear that. Hope you all are well and safe. Mudslides the backhanded slap to the slap of fires.”
“If we eat more of the healthy foods and less of the unhealthy foods, there would be even more healthy options in the future. Manufactures will make what is profitable for them. If people don't buy the junk they wont make it.”
rabidrightwatch on Mar 7, 2014 at 11:24:38
“I agree wholeheartedly - F&F number 126 from the UK
Perhaps an even more effective solution is for as many people as possible source their own food as locally as possible, cook it and eat it with their families.
Manufactured food contains a lot of things that you wouldn't normally put on your plate, at least not in the quantities "hidden" within to enhance taste and appearance.
A personal solution I have found to have made a great difference to my world..
“In regards to the prices, theoretically, in areas where it truly is legal, the prices should go down over time. That is why many in the marijuana industry does not really want it legalized. By allowing medicinal marijuana stores in California but not really fully legalizing it, it allows them to keep their margins much higher. I have no desire to use it but I would like the prices to become dirt cheap so that the illegal activity will stop this area and hopefully reduce the violence it creates in places like Mexico, as well as reducing wasted hours on legal enforcement from keeping it illegal.”
“In developing teenage brains...Similar studies done in fully developed adult brains -"study subjects who didn't take up pot until they were adults with fully-formed brains did not show similar mental declines." -”
Dec 27, 2013 at 23:07:07
“There is a lot more to it than what this article says. For example, using a silk pillow case is not important. What is more important is using bedding and mattresses that breathe and do not release toxins. Large mattress manufactures use chemical fire retardants and toxic chemicals in their mattresses. The bedroom should be a place to get away from those chemicals.”
“Why should everyone have to adapt to what you want? Can you at least try...just a little bit...to understand what it would be like to be transgender in this World? A little compassion and empathy would be nice. It does not harm anyone. There were no complaints from other members.”
MarySmith98101 on Nov 1, 2013 at 02:03:47
“Of course there were complaints from women. Women do NOT want males in our showers, dressing rooms, restrooms, etc. We complain and complain but we do it discreetly because we don't want some crazy dude coming after us when we're naked and vulnerable.”
FTracy3 on Oct 31, 2013 at 16:46:25
“I do have compassion for her--and the gym was wrong. My point was about who has to adapt in a case unlike hers..where you're visibly one thing even if mentally you're another.”
“Sexuality is inherent, not 'taught', as many would have us believe. Are breeders 'taught' to be breeders?
I get your point, simply wish to countermand this silly notion of inherent nature being somehow 'taught' to juveniles. Hatred and homophobia: THAT is taught certainly. If one is secure in their own sexuality, what need have they to hate one who differs? NONE.”
“Most real estate in Southern California has been rising quickly. I have a neighbor that put their home up for sale and had a bunch of offers, then took it off the market and immediately put it back on, increased it by $150k and sold it that day for more than that.”
Jebbushnot on Aug 9, 2013 at 22:23:06
“Because of the horrible economy you can buy a single family home near the west coast for $35,000...Pasco and Hernando County...unemployed have abandon Florida and abandon their homes....the opposite of what you find in CA.”
William J Unverferth Sr on Jul 18, 2013 at 14:48:09
“It's not being banned from outside the stores... the retail outlets themselves are saying we don't want to irritate our customers by selling this issue. Pure market forces. RS has a right to free speech but they don't have a right to be placed in any retail outlet they want, the stores are simply exercising their rights. Pure democracy.”
jersey444 on Jul 18, 2013 at 14:36:27
“Nobody is banning it. Retail outlets are deciding not to sell it at their store. The fact that you read it proves it's not banned. So, to clear this up, this is the United States of America where you don't have to sell something you don't want to sell.”
Night cheese on Jul 18, 2013 at 14:32:49
“You can read? And you can read long-form journalism?! You are a rare bird indeed.”
“Zimmerman is white. He's found "not guilty" for killing a teenager. He admitted to it. Ms. Alexander didn't kill anyone but she fired a gun as a warning shot. She gets 20 years in prison. Her children are left without their mother.
Ms. Alexander is black.
Florida, United States of America”
Bigspot on Jul 14, 2013 at 00:20:56
“Strict gun laws....aren't you in favor of strict gun laws? BTW GZ was not charged with aggravated assault where a firearm had been discharged .”
brunotx on Jul 14, 2013 at 00:20:45
“Simple....she is black, rule only applies to others.”
JudeJaded on Jul 14, 2013 at 00:19:07
“Well, people don't want to know the truth which is why the r-wing loves to media bash. It's because the woman is Black and the judicial system has a racist double standard.”
Jimbo554 on Jul 14, 2013 at 00:17:47
“You don't understand? Really? Let me break it down for you: she is black.”
“I would love to see every country that has marriage equality have every athlete hold up their country flag with a pride flag. What can Russia do, arrest all those people...I don't think that would go well.”