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Penelope Green On Oval Office Redesign: 'The Audacity Of Taupe'

Commented Sep 2, 2010 at 21:22:58 in Style

“Meow. Meow. Meow. Catty, much? >^..^”

alex200901 on Sep 3, 2010 at 07:14:12

“^.. ^ I love keyboard art, eventhough I suck at it...ahaahhaha
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How Long Can Your Family Survive Unemployment?

How Long Can Your Family Survive Unemployment?

Commented Aug 6, 2010 at 19:22:49 in Healthy Living

“It can be done if you set your mind to it. I lost my job when I was 54. Lived on one year of severance, six months unemployment, savings (not my 401k) and $800/month retirement for eight years. I could do this because I paid off my modest home and saved half my salary for years before the ax finally fell. And no, I wasn't making a six figure salary. Not even half that. My parents were Great Depression kids and drilled into me that you had to have savings before you had anything else. I still feel uncomfortable having less than $30,000 in my checking account. There's always the chance that I'll need a new roof, a "new" car and a new furnace all in one month!”

Julie Hammell on Aug 9, 2010 at 22:42:20

“It can be done for some, but not for all. We have been unemployed for over a year. Sold our house, paid off debt and are now renting. Money is running out since we have to pay for COBRA (EXPENSIVE) since my husband is a kidney transplant patient, life cannot be sustained without medication. Once the money is gone we are out of options. My husband probably applies for 3-5 jobs every day for which he is either qualified or overqualified with no response. Sometimes having debt is not the only downfall of families today, we lost everything because of health issues.”

robinhood1 on Aug 7, 2010 at 13:23:30

“You are part of a vanishing breed. Most Americans I know aren't that cautious with their money.”
DISAPPEARING MIDDLE CLASS: 60-Year-Old Couple Lose Their Jobs And Home

DISAPPEARING MIDDLE CLASS: 60-Year-Old Couple Lose Their Jobs And Home

Commented Jul 13, 2010 at 12:23:57 in Impact

“No sympathy here. Forced to take early retirement 12 years ago when I was 54. Top salary was $43,000. Lived on one year of severance, six months unemployment, an $800/month (no COLA) pension and SAVINGS until SS kicked in at 62. Am still SAVING about $500/month. (Still haven't touched my 401(k) or what is left of my SAVINGS.)”

trikkegirl on Jul 13, 2010 at 16:47:32

“Soooo...during your 6 months of collecting UI did you actively seek employment? Did you refuse any work? Did you earn any wages?”

LateForTheSky on Jul 13, 2010 at 15:03:55

“Aren't you just the lucky one...I guess you didn't have kids in college or cancer or dependent parents or older, unreliable vehicles to replace or a house payment or any number of financial obligations common to middle age people in the US.

People don't need your sympathy. What we do need is a collaborative effort to change the consciousness of the right wing. Things won't change until the middle class ceases to exist. Then, when we have nothing to lose, we will make our voices heard.”

cmdr hlamb on Jul 13, 2010 at 14:01:30

“you want a bozo button or what?.......peeps who brag when they wont have to prove what they say tell a story all their own.........”

dgoose50 on Jul 13, 2010 at 12:49:34

“Where do you live? under a bridge”

Downrivers on Jul 13, 2010 at 12:39:08

“What you need is a good catastrophic illness.”

SayBlade on Jul 13, 2010 at 12:29:04

“Your lack of sympathy and attempt to trivialise someone else's tragedy with your "I'm-alright-Jack" attitude is part of this problem. All our experiences and circumstances are different. Each one's problems look very large compared to others.”
Happiness Is: Are Pet Owners Happier?

Happiness Is: Are Pet Owners Happier?

Commented Jul 8, 2010 at 16:17:23 in Healthy Living

“And the animals say...God bless you.”

hp blogger Kristen Houghton on Jul 8, 2010 at 18:39:52

“What a nice comment Schroedinger!”
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Walmart, H&M Destroying Unsold Clothes (WATCH)

Commented Jan 27, 2010 at 19:22:11 in Comedy

“As someone who does most of her shopping at thrift stores I can assure you that there is more than enough clothing to go around. I live in a fairly small town and our local Salvation Army puts out 2000 plus items 6 days a week. And guess what they do with the clothing they don't sell? It's sold for rags or trashed. There is just too much stuff out there. I'm not a fan of Walmart but I'll bet the same people who get their panties in a twist over this are the same ones who complain about taxes being used to support the poor. If you're so concerned do what some do...cut back on your personal purchases and donate the money to charity.”
ASPCA: Woman Kept 37 Cats In Brooklyn 1-Bedroom Apartment (VIDEO)

ASPCA: Woman Kept 37 Cats In Brooklyn 1-Bedroom Apartment (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 19, 2010 at 20:13:21 in New York

“People who are not actively involved in animal rescue would be amazed at the number of homes with a dozen or more cats. (Just off the top of my head I can think of more than five with 20 or more.) We are not all "animal hoarders." I find the reaction of people to my hoard changes depending on whether I say (1) I'm a 60 year old spinster or (2) they're foster cats or (3) I have a farm or (4) I'm a vet or get the picture. Caring for a large number of cats is a lot of work, but, for a highly organized person with a fairly stripped down house, it is not as hard as you would think. It takes me about an hour to scoop 14 (!!!) boxes and dust/sweep the rooms they are in. The hardest part is schlepping in supplies. What I would suggest people do is (1) support your local spay/neuter and trap/neuter/release (TNR) programs and (2) if you know someone who is taking care of a large number of animals, offer to help out.”