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Casey Anthony Trial Verdict: NOT GUILTY Of First-Degree Murder (UPDATE)

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 16:18:01 in Crime

“It appears you need to make a trip to the Common Sense store first.”
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Casey Anthony Trial Verdict: NOT GUILTY Of First-Degree Murder (UPDATE)

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 16:17:11 in Crime

“Right, so who dumped the body and didn't alert anyone about it?”
Bill Clinton: Lower The Corporate Tax Rate For Debt-Ceiling Deal

Bill Clinton: Lower The Corporate Tax Rate For Debt-Ceiling Deal

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 15:53:06 in Business

“You clearly don't know what you are talking about, so why make yourself look silly?”

Slagfish on Jul 6, 2011 at 19:53:52

“The truth is not highly regarded in this country. It clearly discombobulated you to the point of goofiness. If you to want research my point, you might want to start with GE. The news has reported numerous time on the corporate practice of setting up fake corporate headquarters in foreign countries to avoid US taxes. I suppose they don't know what they're talking about and are making themselves look silly. Calling one silly is an worn phrase use by those who cannot offer proof of their position.”
Swing-State Voters Favor Taxing The Rich To Lower Deficit: Poll

Swing-State Voters Favor Taxing The Rich To Lower Deficit: Poll

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 15:48:59 in Politics

“Considering they pay well over 50% of the taxes in this country, I'd say they do that already.”
Swing-State Voters Favor Taxing The Rich To Lower Deficit: Poll

Swing-State Voters Favor Taxing The Rich To Lower Deficit: Poll

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 15:47:15 in Politics

“I guess it doesn't matter that someone worked hard their entire life to be able to afford nice things that they want. Nope, someone else who didn't work as hard needs money NOW, and by God you are going to force us to give it to them, aren't you?”
Casey Anthony Trial: Anger At The Courthouse

Casey Anthony Trial: Anger At The Courthouse

Commented Jul 6, 2011 at 12:49:49 in Crime

“30 days. It was 30 days before this girl reported her daughter missing. That means one of three things:

1. She did it.
2. She knows something about it being done
3. She doesn't care.

Any single one of those things is on their own is enough to determine what sort of person she is. You don't need any more evidence beyond that one simple fact.”

BigBrickHouse on Jul 6, 2011 at 13:14:24

“Yes Roger, we ALL agree on what sort of person she is, but that does not make her guilty of murder. A lot of us think she did it or had something to do with it, but without evidence, it's very difficult to put someone in prison. Scott Peterson being a glaring exception.”
U.S. Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May

U.S. Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May

Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 11:45:00 in Business

“Anyone who needs to borrow to stay afloat doesn't have a chance in hell of getting financing.”

purplet trader on Jun 30, 2011 at 13:49:20

“true The SBA evaluates your business before you can get a loan- They don't loan to everyone- you have to prove your worth the risks-”
U.S. Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May

U.S. Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May

Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 11:44:29 in Business

“No one is borrowing money to stay in business, that is not how commercial banking works. If you need to borrow money just to stay in business, you aren't going to be able to get a loan.”
U.S. Economy In Permanent Decline, Say 39 Percent of Americans: Poll

U.S. Economy In Permanent Decline, Say 39 Percent of Americans: Poll

Commented Jun 30, 2011 at 11:40:09 in Business

“What strong economy?”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 14:00:22 in Business

“What's funny is that there is also no definition of "pure greed". It is a misnomer, a little silver bullet that you lefties carry around and attempt to use anytime something strays outside of your ineptly defined box of "fairness"

Both terms are useless, completely subjective, and have no basis in reality. The fact is, you cling to them so tightly because you have no rational basis or explanation for your positions, only knee-jerk emotional reactions that can only be justified by vagueries such as "greed" and "fairness".

You don't need a computer or a dishwasher to live a good life, so how about I just decide to take those things away from you because I personally think you are being greedy? Who decides who is being greedy and who isn't?”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 13:57:08 in Business

“And the average CEO likely did put forth 100 times more effort and sacrifice than someone making $7.50 an hour. If someone making $7.50 an hour put 100 times more effort into getting an education and improving their skill set, then they wouldn't be making $7.50 an hour.

But you aren't looking for a solution, you are looking for a handout.”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 13:54:54 in Business

“And those workers are paid a wage which they accepted in exchange for their work. If they think their work is worth more, they are welcome to leave and attempt to find a better wage.

Why is it so difficult for you left wingers to understand this? Simply "thinking" you deserve more money does not entitle you to it.”
Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 12:11:59 in Business

“Well there is someone about 5 posts down who said they haven't paid their mortgage in 3 years, so we can start there if you'd like.”

Paul Sta on Jun 29, 2011 at 14:44:56

“How is that free, eventually the bank will foreclosure, and their credit will be destroyed and it there is a shortfall, the bank can still go after the homeowner for a money judgement. Its not like the homeowner has immunity from responsibility , like big banks and WS. Frankly everyone that has a mortgage should try to get it voided, what would big banks do, if they were in a contract that felt was not in their best interests?? Like their seller servicing agreements or their PSA agreements.”
Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 12:07:12 in Business

“Uh, it has everything to do with their balance sheet and income statement. Investors had no idea what sort of monetary liability the bank was facing with this lawsuit. Now there is a definitive dollar figure attached to it, a rather modest one at that given the circumstances. Certainty is a good thing.”

Bill Duckworth on Jun 30, 2011 at 09:07:05

“Yah, but the AIG (now public owned) insured Swaps and Derivitives is somewhere between 23 Trillion and 300 Trillion if banks fail. Why we did not pay off the home and be done with the Housing Crisis. We had to stick the worker with DEBT and why a job is behind the DEBT talks. Which of course is self defeating, but NO SENSE.

So with an unequal tax code, loss of jobs and wages let the worker and the childrens children pay for it all with less funds. Plus the bailout so Banks can Invest in Commodities to keep the prices up. Result is even lower Aggregate Demand from less cash in the hands of consumers.

Not bad if you are a Stock Owner Trading Stock. Unfortunately, that takes a lot of cash. A $.010 dividend on one share is insignificant to 1,000,000 shares of the same stock. So the worker gets 1.4 return in a savings account and not 80 to 1 margin investment.

So instead of paying the debt off with great speculation return we stick the worker who is losing to begin with. And people vote for either party?”
Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 12:04:34 in Business

“Yeah! YOU deserve to get some of that money right? Because you work 9 to 5 everyday and you are sick of being average!”

POpgrssve on Jun 29, 2011 at 12:14:36

“And you call those clowns walking away our hard earned money, average? No, they are just swindlers. We are the ones playing buy the rules. What we don't realize is there aren't any rules. You work hard, produce and get paid the same. Whereas, the "average" swindler who's not so stressed out from working all day to make ends meet, recognizes the game and plays smart by ripping your @@@ off. This is the great American Rip-off. Let's face it. We've gotten ripped off but some of us just refuse to accept it, like this is how free markets are supposed to work in a democracy. We don't HAVE a democracy.”
Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Bank Of America Reaches $8.5 Billion Settlement On Mortgage-Securities Claims [UPDATE]

Commented Jun 29, 2011 at 12:02:06 in Business

“What are they owed, exactly? They got a loan for the house and a bunch of them didn't make payments on it. I think they got more than enough already.”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 12:54:04 in Business

“So what? So every company has to abide by your completely subjective definition of "fairness"?”

MiddleMolly on Jun 28, 2011 at 14:16:13

“My point is that CEO's and business owners don't need to make 100's and 1000's more than their average workers to live a good life. There is no excuse for pure greed, no matter how much you and people like you want to justify it..”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 12:53:09 in Business

“Maybe you should concern yourself with getting an education, improving your skillset, and striving to make a better life for yourself. That would be much more productive than concerning yourself with how much everyone else around you is making and crying about how unfair it is.

What is happening to this country? Why is your attitude becoming so pervasive? It is very sad.”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 12:51:36 in Business

“One of the dumbest comments in this thread thus far. Congratulations, that is quite a feat.”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 12:49:50 in Business

“That's funny, last time I checked you can see exactly what executive compensation packages are with a simple look through the companies SEC filings.

I wouldn't expect the proletariat to know things like that though, they are too busy screaming and complaining about how it's unfair that they don't have a million dollars yet.”
Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Major Corporations Oppose Rule Comparing Pay Of CEOs To Workers

Commented Jun 28, 2011 at 12:48:09 in Business

“Yeah, it says that the ridiculous demands from the average idiots of the world are silly, time-consuming, and pointless.”
Bank Pretends Rivals Taped Its Employees To Lamp Posts (VIDEO)

Bank Pretends Rivals Taped Its Employees To Lamp Posts (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 23, 2011 at 11:19:06 in Business

“Blah blah blah, more rabble from the masses. Find some more generalized talking points please, these are getting old.”

satanlite on Jun 23, 2011 at 13:26:18

“How about "you suk". General enough for you?”

BBackSoon on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:57:22

“How dare the masses rabble?”

trueblueredstater on Jun 23, 2011 at 12:24:23

“So...... advocating responsibility for bankers is 'talking points' - but "taxed enough already' is not????”
JPMorgan Chase Challenges Capital Requirements As Regulators Prepare Basel Rules

JPMorgan Chase Challenges Capital Requirements As Regulators Prepare Basel Rules

Commented Jun 16, 2011 at 16:31:55 in Business

“Blah blah blah. I'm sure you are qualified to run an international bank. If you had any idea what these guys know and do on a daily basis, it would make your head spin.”

LiteSleeper on Jun 16, 2011 at 22:29:07

“Apparently, your buddies aren't qualified to run an international bank either. They did get bailed out by the government, remember?”

lcr999 on Jun 16, 2011 at 20:20:11

“I know they managed to single handedly crash the world's economy. And still dont think they did anything wrong. And want to have the freedom to do it again. In any sane world, the rest of the world would have isolated and cut off the US after we( JP and friends) waged financial war upon them.”

Social Construct on Jun 16, 2011 at 18:30:10

“I'm pretty sure that I know one thing about "those guys." They sure as heck will not ever take responsibility for any failure their grubby little hands have a part in. How nice that we, without the knowledge to run international banks, get to repeatedly pay for our head spinning bankers' failures. Too big to fail? More like too big to pay.”

abbadabba on Jun 16, 2011 at 16:36:30

“A spinning head describes a fraud strune pathway. Why so complicated? Really. Unnecessarily so, unless the object is to con the subject.”
Summers Are Going To Get Hotter, Stanford Scientists Say

Summers Are Going To Get Hotter, Stanford Scientists Say

Commented Jun 9, 2011 at 15:12:37 in Green

“Uh, science has always been opinion. Everything being discussed is an opinon based on evidence. Until there is concrete proof of something, a theory is little more than one's opinion formed through their interpretation of available evidence.”
Jon Stewart: Anthony Weiner Scandal 'Officially' Sad (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart: Anthony Weiner Scandal 'Officially' Sad (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 7, 2011 at 16:43:45 in Comedy

“Haha, oh ok. Apparently getting caught, lying about it, then being fully exposed for the liar that you are and then admitting that you lied is now called "telling the truth".

Are you a resident of Earth?”

Diskatopia on Jun 7, 2011 at 21:54:07

“Any lies were only of importance to his wife, and as the issue had no bearing on the nation's economy or security, are not important. Everyone lies sometime.

He easily could have thought he was hacked and the photo(s) stolen-- in fact, that claim alone was pretty much a subtle admission that the photo was of him.

I have not seen an exact quote where he said he did not send the photo to the woman, but in any case, it was not anyone's business but his own. And in the end-- he told the truth, didn't break the law (Craig, Nixon), didn't use weasel words like so many pols before (Vitter, Clinton, Gingrich), and didn't refuse to answer the question (Bush Sr.).

It is a non-issue-- he initially may have lied about something that is none of our business. If he had lied about something important to the nation (Nixon, Bush Jr.), then I would agree that it should be investigated.”
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