“It's the excitotoxins in the food supply. "Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills" is a great book on the subject. Excitotoxins kill brain cells (and more) making people dumber and dumber. Even most chewing gum contains excitotoxins. Yummy, thanks FDA for watching out for our health.”
svalbard777 on Apr 28, 2013 at 02:39:38
“Well apparently it's the rightwingers who are consuming these Excitotoxins. From the looks of it they're overdosing on them.”
“"Hatched by the sun?" Ha-ha. Let me help you: that bright, yellow thing in the sky, the sun, is a big, hot, fiery ball called a star, and nothing can get close to it without evaporating. That means that no birds are hatched by the sun.”
“I was just at that Nike store in Chicago about three weeks ago. Their employees are hard-working (it's several stories high), attentive and responsive. We spent quite a bit of time in there (with two kids) and every salesperson was excellent. Not one bum among them. Really good staffing and training. Great service.”
Jnce on Apr 28, 2013 at 01:01:18
“Yes it is a nice store, and I agree that the staff are pleasant. In this world though, that does not a life make. If that is all you are doing part time, then in your parents basement you stay. Forty hours in such a job does not really constitute enough work for success. It takes more.”
“You need to review history books. You cannot place today's values with the way the world was hundreds of years ago.
Please read my earlier post to you. You'll see that many slaves were TRAPPED by other Africans, who were their enemies. There were power struggles between various tribes, and many leaders wanted other tribes that threatened them to disappear. Yes, slavery is horrible. It is wrong. Everyone involved in it was wrong. But it was the times.
Read the story behind the song "Amazing Grace" and you will discover how people began to realize what was going on was so wrong. Also do you know how many Whites were killed during the Civil War to free the slaves.”
“You do realize that enemy African tribes trapped each other to ship off to somewhere else to get rid of them, right?
Slavery completely wrong by everyone who was involved--but warring African tribes captured and sold off their enemy tribal members. Put it into historic perspective. In fact, slavery did not end in other parts of the world until the 1950s.
The Bill of Rights and Constitution were written by those individuals, at great risk to themselves and their families. These are the laws that protect all of us today. Going back in time, many people detested slavery. That is what the Civil War (or the War of Northern Aggression) was for at another great sacrifice of human life--mostly Whites.”
“The humanitarian thing to do is to surgically implant them with "J" tubes. They'll get all the nutrition they need and won't be able to stop it. People live normal lives with "J" tubes without every having to put anything into their mouths. Problem solved.
(And they won't win with their propaganda war against America.)”
“There are evil mothers who are not capable of feeling love for their children, but only use their children for their gain. These evil women abuse (physically & emotionally), torture, neglect, etc. There are countless well-documented accounts, both historically and recently. Evil exists in the world & sometimes it's called "Mother."”
“Putting a $10 to $20 to $100 million dollar reward to anybody or to any groups who can perfect Fuel Cell technology or viable alternate forms of energy is a start.
We have the brain power in the world to do it. Why isn't Zuckerburg, other billionaires, and our country promoting that?”
“I have to say, the union bosses carry a bagload of greed & problems, too. Many unions are in bed with management. Yet they continue to suckle at the paycheck of the lowly worker. It's a serious problem on both poles, with the magnetic force pulling apart the American worker. ”
thornycuddles on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:45:37
“It's a comparatively small problem that could be improved with adequate regulation (as could everything), but Unions still remain the only form of worker protection --- always have been, always will be.”
“Unfortunately he may have been raised in generational public assistance & not taught the importance of education. Very few families saw the economic wave that crashed down on the country. The water woke them up out of their dream world. And, now, they are afraid--much like many other Americans in all walks of life.
I've met post-grads working part-time jobs in California for $12 an hour without benefits. One used to teach art, now she's working at a part-time job as a sales clerk--that's all she could find.”
“what u said is true about a portion of the population.
but it's also true that is not a fair wage in Chicago (see my earlier post).
if he can get build up his basic math skills to pass an entrance exam at a city college, and then goes on to graduate, what will his degree bring him?
I am totally pro-education.
I'm saying that I've seen a lot of college grads & post-grads cannot even find work.
Maybe he could go to trade school to acquire a skill that cannot be outsourced or out-roboted.
This new digital world requires less workers--and it couldn't be at a worse time, with more people than ever on earth.
In 10 years, expect loss of more jobs as robots take over truck driving, etc.
Seems impossible to believe, but computers are out-roboting us with Artificial Intelligence.
He's lucky to have a job and he knows it. And NIKE knows it & takes advantage of it.”
thornycuddles on Apr 30, 2013 at 14:58:43
“NIKE should be boycotted. Nobody looks smart walking around wearing what looks like a check mark.”
“The greediest at the top have no regard for the plight of the American worker. They care not for the glue that holds the community together. Immorality prevails in the board rooms. Yes, for profit, but, hey, guys, have some common decency for the working man.”
end3651 on Apr 26, 2013 at 22:19:56
“A perfect description of union bosses.”
Lou Jack on Apr 26, 2013 at 21:56:42
“Sadly, you've described the facts that govern most of America today.
and even other places as well. Terrible.”
“A lot of people lack basic math skills. If they have the internet and know about free tutoring, they can go to www.khanacademy.com
Free teaching from basic 1+1 = 2 math to statistics.
The worker there may not have (or he may) the ability to pass the city college entrance examination. But, he's a hard worker. And he's trying.”
Jnce on Apr 28, 2013 at 00:30:58
“How can you say he is a hard worker? You have a good suggestion at just one opportunity to continue education. Hope he takes advantage of something, but it has not happened yet. He's trying? not yet.”
“Just at that store a few weeks ago. A tee-shirt (T-shirt) cost $30. It wasn't even of the highest quality, but thin cotton. Didn't look like it would last through 6 months of washing. Still my kid wanted it, so we bought it. Also purchased shoes (expensive) + misc. items (expensive),
NIKE should pay its workers more at that location. They're earning huge profits & Chicago is an expensive city. Those workers are really good, too. They offered top service. Pathetic that NIKE does not offer them a fair wage. Grrr.”
“Dogs who are treated with love and kindness want to stay within their family. They're bonded to them. If the family visited the grave, the canine wants to be at their side. Furthermore, you seem smart, I'm sure you've read numerous accounts of dogs being separated by owners and traveling thousands of miles to reconnect. Plus, there are many historic records of dogs remaining at the gravesides of their beloved, deceased guardians.
I hope 1 day u feel that kind of love and devotion and loyalty exchanged for your love, devotion, loyalty and kindness, gentle soul. I do.”