“I know a lot of Wall Street people. They do well. I don't hold it against them. But if the market and rigged system dictated that they make a third of what do, they would still all be well paid.
And they would have to accept that as many of us much less compensated folk have had to do.”
TroopAbn on Jan 23, 2012 at 01:15:08
“And most of that money should be going to shareholders, and not out to the big bankers for wages and later bonuses.”
“It seems quite clear that those that challenge natural biological sexuality (ie man + woman = baby) act the most aggressive to alter it any way they can like these two yo yos.”
CASnyder on Jan 21, 2012 at 23:20:40
“This kid was conceived naturally by your definition (man + woman = baby), and even in a stable heterosexual relationship/ family. I don't see that they are a good example of challenging "natural biological sexuality" or conventional family structure. The only thing they did was to deny that you (as an outsider to their family), have a right to know the kid's sex and judge him by how well he complies with your ideals of that sex.”
“How much you wanna bet China accomplishes more of these things than the US does in the next twenty years? Take a trip over there. What China is experiencing is growing pains from an accelerated national expansion unprecedented in human history. They are changing quickly, but it takes a long time when you have more people below the poverty line then we have people in the US.
Wake up and smell the future.”
“Don't believe the hype. Go there and see for yourself. China is just suffering from growing pains. They will prevail because they are a lot tougher than Americans. Pay them what an American makes comparatively and they will work 25 hours a day. They have problems just as we do. Except for one thing. They strive to solve them while AmeriCANT just keeps chasing it's tail. Sour grapes indeed.”
Ann Starke on Jan 11, 2012 at 17:16:08
“China has a basic problem which is perceived as a strength. They are huge. It is difficult to govern a country with over a billion people with communication more readily available than it ever has been before. If they paid their people what Americans made,the jobs would be here. That is not an issue. They are starting to revolt. That is new. They didn't dare during the era of Mao. After Tienanmen Square, things changed. The generation that revolted is now the one that is mature, it is also the one that has to decide which way to go; Confucionism or Modernity. There is a faction that is leaning toward to old ways of Mao. If that happens with the people who are used to a modicum of freedom no matter how tiny, there could be problems.”
“China gets a bad rap. I highly suspect this story's veracity. Go there and see for yourself. I have been there three times since May. Low pay yes, but a cost of living no where near here. The Chinese are suffering a growth and inevitable growing pains that will take years to catch up. But it will. So think what you want. America cannot accept that we are not the only game in town anymore. Go West young man. Wausau West. The future ain't here, believe me.”
Soulsurfer on Jan 11, 2012 at 16:57:46
“I have been there too, as well as all over east Asia. Compare with Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The wealth disparity in China is way worse. Corporate owners are literally kings, while their workers have virtually nothing. We know we're not the only game in town, but we can compete with the Chinese on quality, IF we charge tariffs. Pitting American workers against Chinese workers is good ONLY for the owners.”
afinch9 on Jan 11, 2012 at 16:51:24
“maybe the rumor started with nintendo”
krtwrfl on Jan 11, 2012 at 16:49:19
“Then you should move East and live like a King.”
atexasdem on Jan 11, 2012 at 16:48:46
“At least they're not demanding that supervisors have their whips confiscated.”
“KInd of like when Caroline Kennedy decided to get into the public eye. Out from behind the veil of privacy she came, hoping her sheer name could nail her the governorship of New York a few years ago. (Remember, um, when she, um, spoke, um, in um, public.) There was no there there. That's what happens when you spend too much time in the protective bubble. Your people skills don't get developed. Do um you know um what I um mean???”
diaz9009 on Jan 6, 2012 at 20:18:32
“um I do...... I saw that train wreck and agree with everything you said. She thought being a Kennedy made it her birthtright and all she had to do was decide when/if she wanted it.”
lamont stone on Jan 6, 2012 at 17:26:58
“sweet caroline got dumped on by chiss matthew for one because she had no idea about politics. her dad was assinated, as was her uncle bobby, my opinion she would've been an able member of congress,”
“Dumb Dumb Dumb. The "people as person" concept completely extinguishes the point it is trying to make the moment it attempts to make it. Consider that without Steve Jobs' contribution to civilization over the past ten years, one could argue that Zuckerberg or that other dumb mirrored YOU would probably not have made Person of the Year. Instead of trying to be clever, Time should have succumbed to the obvious. Jobs. Hands down. Somwhere I can hear Steve saying ***holes.”
“Am I the only person left standing that sees the farce of this guy. Trump says Boo! and everyone in the media must run and listen. Why? His only mantra is for meanly making money (from building buildings, and ugly ones, no less).
He is always pimping some product and brand, and never really has any intention of running for anything........and yet no one calls him on this. The first one who does, blatantly and fearlessly, would get my vote.”
“Demi Moore is a figment of your mushy imagination. There is no there there. Everything is created by publicist and scalpel. Wake up and enjoy for what it is, a nice mindless escape.
It's showbiz baby.”
“I say this as a straight man, answering the question the same as I would many others, an answer that defines what I call our modern day human condition. We stopped talking about AIDS when it was brushed aside by the media not having enough fresh horrors to keep it on the front page. Call it our national ADD.”
“Three years in and they are still making "adjustments" including the President starting to re-run for President. His only talent. Great campaigner. Hideous manager. We punished ourselves after Nixon with Carter which begat St. Ronald. Alas, there is no Reagan out there this time with grownups and proven business managers to straighten out this mess.”
Duppy on Jan 9, 2012 at 16:40:31
“sounds good to me. Obama is doing a great job as president.”
“Is there anything more hypersensitive than people who always scream RACIST! (is that racist to point out?)
Lighten up. Wake up and smell the diversity. It's there and there is nothing unconstructive about pointing out the flaws that still keep us from agreeing on everyone's entire agenda. It is called discourse. D-I-S-C-O-U-R-S-E.”
“Freedom of speech is freedom of speech. Discourse means one thing to MSNBC and something else to everybody who disagrees with their agenda. Look, Al Sharpton has a show on MSNBC. That about sums it up, does it not?”
tlee47ftw on Jan 7, 2012 at 22:13:24
“Freedom of speech does not refer to private businesses.”
“Well put, Steven. Well put. Where do we go from here? Something has to gain traction, but what? And when? The game is rigged and I've no malice for the wealthy, but they gotta be notched down a bit. Or are they just going to wait until no one shows up for work, and realize the staus quo aint gonna fly anymore?
Right now, my own attitude is not even to vote. I know it is our duty, and I know people died to give us that right. But for now, I just don't want to play anymore. As George Will recently said. "Is this the best we can do?"”
“Everyone is afraid of Trump. The cable shows, the candidates. Why? He is nothing but a 21st century PT Barnum. A land developer. He didn't create Apple. He doesn't know how a plane flies.
Again, he is a land developer. People confuse rich and crafty with true intelligence. And by the way, the architecture of his building is garish. I was in Trump Taj Mahal just once and felt literally seasick on land.
And am I the only person who remembers that he "considered" running for President in the last four elections? The media covers him for two reasons. Idiots watch so they get ratings. And if they don't cover him they are afraid he will badmouth them.
Which brings me to my original question. Why?”
happyguy26 on Dec 6, 2011 at 22:59:42
“Trump brags about his wealth. According to Forbes Billionaires List, he has the same wealth as Oprah. You know who is much richer than Trump? Steven Speilberg, Goerge Lucas, the founders of Google, Amazon, Ebay, Microsoft...
Mayor Bloomberg has 7 times Trump's wealth. The thing is... none of them even mention their wealth.... only Mr. Blowhard.”