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Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day?

Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day?

Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 18:03:10 in Politics

“That's not really thanks to Obamacare, but instead thanks to corporations and companies that could easily afford to insure their workers-- and would actually save money in the long run since fewer workers would have health problems get in the way of productivity.

But since that's a scary and highly-logical thought, perhaps instead people should be advocating for the reinstatement of slavery? Businesses would be making FAR more money if they owned workers and never had to pay them. Everything can be exported.”
Most Big U.S. Tech Companies Slip Through European Tax Net: Report

Most Big U.S. Tech Companies Slip Through European Tax Net: Report

Commented Jul 29, 2013 at 07:18:45 in Business

“Wouldn't privatizing the roads mean slowing down traffic and having to ensure you have the pass to drive on each and every road, as well as understanding the rules and layout of each and every individual road, at that? Toll roads make money but they also badly increase traffic jams.”

steveo5150 on Jul 30, 2013 at 02:03:48

“There other ways for freemarket roads to generate revenue. Traffic is essentially a shortage of supply and an excess of demans ie not enough roads for the people that want to drive them”
Most Big U.S. Tech Companies Slip Through European Tax Net: Report

Most Big U.S. Tech Companies Slip Through European Tax Net: Report

Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 02:22:58 in Business

“If you oppose welfare of any kind, then do you support getting rid of things like unemployment, public transportation, and public roads? :D”

steveo5150 on Jul 24, 2013 at 03:07:05

“Privatize the roads and transit and allow people to purchase a private insurance policy wherin they pay each month and theyre out of work they cash in on the policy”

steveo5150 on Jul 24, 2013 at 03:05:32

“Yes.”
Trayvon Martin Church Sign Accuses Zimmerman Jury Of 'White Racism': Alabama Pastor Defends It

Trayvon Martin Church Sign Accuses Zimmerman Jury Of 'White Racism': Alabama Pastor Defends It

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 06:33:01 in Religion

“Zimmerman identifies as White/White-Hispanic.”
Trayvon Martin Church Sign Accuses Zimmerman Jury Of 'White Racism': Alabama Pastor Defends It

Trayvon Martin Church Sign Accuses Zimmerman Jury Of 'White Racism': Alabama Pastor Defends It

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 06:30:34 in Religion

“I think you mean "point out". Or is nigh-legalized hunting of blacks in Florida not racist?”
Leprosy Genome Sequencing Reveals Disease Has Hardly Changed Over Past 1,000 Years

Leprosy Genome Sequencing Reveals Disease Has Hardly Changed Over Past 1,000 Years

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 04:29:55 in Science

“To be fair, religions-- at least, the older ones-- are the collective understanding of culture and knowledge in the era in which they were written, simultaneously designed to be both easier to digest and easier to pass on.

So we can't really harp on them for that, since we've only gotten this far in science thanks to the cooperation(and antagonism!) and drive of religion.”

PlayTOE on Jun 17, 2013 at 04:42:46

“Religions, particularly Christian and Muslim, have contributed to the destruction of knowledge and thwarted the progress of science. The drive of religion is to promote ignorance.”
Leprosy Genome Sequencing Reveals Disease Has Hardly Changed Over Past 1,000 Years

Leprosy Genome Sequencing Reveals Disease Has Hardly Changed Over Past 1,000 Years

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 04:21:47 in Science

“And yet it can be proven, and even the Catholic Church itself officially supports both science and evolution, go figure.”

Brianv76 on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:37:09

“Give me any example of macro-evolution? A creature and the ancestral and descendant creature?”
Leprosy Genome Sequencing Reveals Disease Has Hardly Changed Over Past 1,000 Years

Leprosy Genome Sequencing Reveals Disease Has Hardly Changed Over Past 1,000 Years

Commented Jun 17, 2013 at 04:19:16 in Science

“Or, if you learn some of that "science" stuff, like "ana-tomy", you can learn that bone structures are shaped by use and purpose. You don't need to see the feet of a hominid to be able to figure out how it walked-- limb length, specific weardowns in the bone, etc.-- all contribute to figuring it out. This can also be seen a bit with motion capture, where you primarily take joint and limb data, and use that as the skeletal basis for model placement and finer animations.”

Brianv76 on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:35:14

“Imagine that! You'd have to.”

Geri46 on Jun 17, 2013 at 08:12:51

“Gee, you are smart. Thank you for the explanation. I got it. Must be a girl thing.....”
EPA Finds Secret Man Caves: Warehouse Said To Be Used By Apex Logistics Contractors (VIDEO)

EPA Finds Secret Man Caves: Warehouse Said To Be Used By Apex Logistics Contractors (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 20:04:21 in Weird News

“Well, minus the part where this wasn't the EPA themselves, but instead a contractor receiving money from the EPA.”

Mscommonsense on Jun 9, 2013 at 20:15:24

“I agree that the contractor is guilty of doing a negligent job. The EPA is guilty of giving this money out, evidently with no oversight. Another case of the government wasting our money. They lost respect quite some time ago for how they spend our money and the waste only continues to grow worse.”
EPA Finds Secret Man Caves: Warehouse Said To Be Used By Apex Logistics Contractors (VIDEO)

EPA Finds Secret Man Caves: Warehouse Said To Be Used By Apex Logistics Contractors (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 20:02:22 in Weird News

“>impeached for Libya

Cool, but then how do we go back in time and impeach Bush for the numerous consulate attacks that happened during his administration?”

pacrowderholyoke on Jun 10, 2013 at 04:37:29

“Rena - this is the HERE AND NOW -- please try to stay in the present.”

ch3n02junkie on Jun 9, 2013 at 20:06:56

“we don't. the difference between the two is bush had full support of congress...including that of reid, Pelosi, and Clinton.  Obama went around congress and entered Libya on his own. no support = impeach!!!”
Bob Dole: Congressional Gridlock 'Almost Unreal', GOP Should Be 'Closed For Repairs'

Bob Dole: Congressional Gridlock 'Almost Unreal', GOP Should Be 'Closed For Repairs'

Commented May 27, 2013 at 05:33:28 in Politics

“The problem as I see it was that the Tea Party came to power, and alongside an audience captivated by Fox News's fast and hype-filled misleading information, made for a GOP that outright believes that the whole point of politics is to be against what the other dood is, rather than acting as a blend of what you and your constituents desire, while remaining as informed as you can.”
Guns Allowed In Some Pennsylvania State Schools Amid Review

Guns Allowed In Some Pennsylvania State Schools Amid Review

Commented May 12, 2013 at 03:38:16 in Politics

“Well, at least now it'll be easier to shoot up the school.

Oh, right, for anyone bringing up everyone carrying a gun being able to take out the shooter, answer me this: When police and SWAT teams are on a manhunt, do you know why the entire police force does not swarm in at once, besides needing to protect other areas? It's because while you gain strength in numbers, too high a count will be detrimental. Friendly fire is real, and cannot be turned off, thus every individual is another possible casualty at any moment. Effective squads operate in just that-- squads.

Having all students carry firearms(or any) means that anything opposite the end of the gun may be hit. As in, you may aim for the shooter, but end up killing someone else. Or you may be confused as to who the shooter is, and rush in, getting yourself or the non-perp killed.”

waaboos on May 12, 2013 at 05:23:52

“So you have no firearms training or experience with guns. Great. The police do not swarm in all at once because they have no desire to place themselves in a dangerous situation. But when some maniac starts killing, the people there are already in a dangerous situation that they must deal with. The typical lib response to stand in line waiting for their turn to get killed.”

Warpath2198 on May 12, 2013 at 04:31:22

“Yes you can shoot other people while shooting at a bad guy, this is why the 4th rule of shooting exists. "Be sure of your target, your surroundings, and whats beyond the target". If you fire a bullet, you own it.

I also do have this logic. A bad guy attacks me and your stupid enough to stand around, I'm not going to die so you don't get hit by bullets. Its better to be judged by 6 than to be carried by 6.”

gsfu on May 12, 2013 at 04:25:58

“I don't think anyone is talking about arming students.

Have you ever fired a gun? No? Then shush.”
West Fertilizer Plant's Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years

West Fertilizer Plant's Hazards Eluded Regulators For Nearly 30 Years

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 05:48:19 in Business

“Workers can always be replaced-- and the poor are incredibly expendable!”
NBC: Boston Bombing Suspect Says Brothers Weren't In Touch With Overseas Terrorist Groups

NBC: Boston Bombing Suspect Says Brothers Weren't In Touch With Overseas Terrorist Groups

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 05:42:59 in Crime

“If this was staged, then why were the bombs incredibly crappy, and set off at an equally awful time to set off a bomb in the first place?

For that matter, what purpose would it serve, since the U.S. partially supports Chechnya?”
NBC: Boston Bombing Suspect Says Brothers Weren't In Touch With Overseas Terrorist Groups

NBC: Boston Bombing Suspect Says Brothers Weren't In Touch With Overseas Terrorist Groups

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 05:29:55 in Crime

“At what point did he lie during this whole ordeal? There's no use in him lying, and beyond that, an investigation will turn up more data anyways.”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured: Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Arrested Following Manhunt

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured: Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Arrested Following Manhunt

Commented Apr 20, 2013 at 02:43:32 in Crime

“Because certainly, we've never seen Christians do things like mail off letters containing anthrax or ricin, or bomb clinics, amirite?”
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured: Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Arrested Following Manhunt

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Captured: Alleged Boston Marathon Bomber Arrested Following Manhunt

Commented Apr 20, 2013 at 02:41:56 in Crime

“I wasn't aware that the KKK, Eric Rudolph, Anders Brevik, Tim McVeigh, Bruce Ivins, or Paul Curtis were all muslims.”
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Killed, Another On The Loose (VIDEO, PHOTOS, LIVE UPDATES)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Killed, Another On The Loose (VIDEO, PHOTOS, LIVE UPDATES)

Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 06:38:19 in Crime

“Dude had or has explosives, shooting is generally not the best idea unless you're highly-trained.”
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Killed, Another On The Loose (VIDEO, PHOTOS, LIVE UPDATES)

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Killed, Another On The Loose (VIDEO, PHOTOS, LIVE UPDATES)

Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 06:36:05 in Crime

“Even if they weren't, the part where they're setting off explosives and shooting and carjacking is more than a little suspicious. :V

Also, the photos of them that were taken seem to show them entering with backpacks, and exiting the area without-- prior to the blasts, and around where the centerpoints of the bombs hit.”
Disposable Chopstick Demand Is Killing China's Forests As Annual Production Reaches 80 Billion

Disposable Chopstick Demand Is Killing China's Forests As Annual Production Reaches 80 Billion

Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 08:50:15 in Green

“So much delightful bigotry in the comments this morning. Also like how no one's noticing the part where even the PRC is finding it an issue, and thus trying to implement ways to curb it.”
Mike Ruffer, Five Guys Franchise Owner, Says Obamacare Will Increase Menu Prices

Mike Ruffer, Five Guys Franchise Owner, Says Obamacare Will Increase Menu Prices

Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 07:55:22 in Business

“Or, Mr. Ruffer, you can just pay yourself a slightly smaller bonus. After all, you've got experience paying your staff less, I'm sure, right?”
Jamie DeWolf, Scientology Founder's Great-Grandson, Accuses Church Of 'Brainwashing'

Jamie DeWolf, Scientology Founder's Great-Grandson, Accuses Church Of 'Brainwashing'

Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 04:32:11 in Religion

“The Catholic Church also won't straight-up murder you.”

daily randy on Jan 28, 2013 at 17:16:59

“Not straight up? They tell Africans not to use condoms because they cause AIDS. Those Africans will end up getting AIDS because the Pope told them to not use condoms. I call that murder.”
America's Most Misleading Product Claims: 24/7 Wall St.

America's Most Misleading Product Claims: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 04:22:22 in Business

“There's still caffeine in it, but only enough to equal to a bit of coffee(~a single cup, however small or large that may be). You'd be better off paying for a similar brand at 1/4th of the price, and doubling up if you want a better boost.”
America's Most Misleading Product Claims: 24/7 Wall St.

America's Most Misleading Product Claims: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 04:20:05 in Business

“Stuff like Stevia are made from actual plants(in this case, stevia rebiana).”

looneydoone on Jan 27, 2013 at 13:43:59

“As is natural Agave nector”
America's Most Misleading Product Claims: 24/7 Wall St.

America's Most Misleading Product Claims: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jan 27, 2013 at 04:17:32 in Business

“It likely won't last for five hours, but 5hr Energy does work, in that it contains caffeine equivalent to a single cup of coffee.

Stuff's nasty-tasting, though, so if you can stand the taste of coffee, you're better off with that.”

Black Adder II on Jan 27, 2013 at 11:14:41

“What's bad about 5 hour energy is that an 8 oz. cup of coffee contains between 95 - 200 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. cup while you have the same amount in a 1 oz. bottle with 5 hour energy. Not event espresso has that much caffeine in a 1 oz. cup. Espresso has up to 75 mg in that same 1 oz.”
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