“I will never buy a hybrid car, what with having done an elaborate experiment where we simultaneously drove 3 Hybrids and 2 high mileage combustion engine cars at 40mph – around the 1/2 mile track – at the automotive proving grounds in Lancaster, CA.
The Prius preforms about as badly as you can imagine. The Chevy Aveo and Smart Car outperform it.
“I don't even need to see the experiment.. it's a racing track.. not city, not highway.. it's a retard experiment about the same as the one in Top Gear matching it against a M3.. If you really believe a M3 gets more MPG based on racing it against a Prius, you're delusional.”
“There is no way I will ever buy a hybrid car, what with having done an elaborate experiment where we simultaneously drove 3 Hybrids and 2 high mileage combustion engine cars at 40mph – around the 1/2 mile track – at the automotive proving grounds in Lancaster, CA.
The Prius preforms about as badly as you can imagine. The Chevy Aveo and Smart Car outperform it by nearly 50%.
“I think you're right. And I hope that someone would have the good sense to set me straight that what we are seeing now is a snap-shot of this story... and not the entire movie. If there are still these software issues in 3 to 5 months... You will be right... and I will be wrong. And I'll agree with you. And apologize.”
penst8fan on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:32:00
“We NEED to stop blaming the other guy and try to work as one...give and take...those DARN Republicans have some valid points...those DARN Democrats do too...STOP the BLAME GAME”
“EVERYONE CALM DOWN!!! Seriously. It's a website... it's going to have bugs. And those bugs will get fixed. Any time a new software platform is unveiled it's going to suck for a little bit... and then the tech guys will debug it and get it working properly. It's as if the entire right wing media has never downloaded a new app or updated their computer software before.”
Engineerbiz on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:46:01
“"It's as if the entire right wing media has never downloaded a new app or updated their computer software before."
Can we not bring our political biases into EVERYTHING? By the way, this is one of the most liberal sites I have ever seen so your argument doesn't hold here. From an objective point of view the government really hasn't done a good job implementing technology and it has been that way for a long time regardless of party. There are a number of issues here. First of all, the government paid half a billion dollars for this. The former CIO of the federal government said that there have been a number of issues with technology leadership. A number of issues were raised over the past year and they still proceeded according to scheduele. They also should have taken bids from multiple contractors and tied compensation to performance.
I will say that I am very disappointed with how this project was handled. However, rather than attack the president personally I will say that I hope we can all learn from it and the government can change how it manages these things in the future.”
pammygamherst on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:44:25
“i agree with you. the company i'm employed with went thru a software change over the summer (both internal and what we offer our clients externally)...it was the summer from hell because our clients had some of the same problems - couldn't register, etc. we've checked the logs and a great many of the problems were from the clients themselves.
this will get worked out and everyone needs to take a chill pill. there is no way the software engineers and developers could have done any sort of "real life" testing before rolling this out.
compounding the problems are the states who are actively sabotaging the roll-out by not assisting people to sign up.
what this article doesn't say is exactly how many are actually software issues and how much of the problem is attributable to end user error...it's usually a combination of both.”
penst8fan on Oct 18, 2013 at 11:44:25
“IF it was a Republican web site, I think you'd be GLOATING”
“It doesn't come as a surprise that Republicans would rather see the country fail... then the president succeed. The country has spoken. Republicans lost the white house. Now it's time for our elected officials to implement the will of a majority of the people.
mpstrong1414 on Nov 30, 2012 at 20:58:02
“So how come Obamacare was passed when the 2010 elections went totally against the Dems including Kennedy's seat in Mass? Why didn't what the majority wanted count then?”
“Unfortunately, every single bit of evidence collected over centuries says we die. We get buried. That's it. I wish it were something different. But, wishing won't make it so. That being said -- I don't expect to change your mind. And I don't feel badly that I can't.”
“Here's the thing. The human brain is not equipped to decipher the sounds of some unknown creeking behind the wall... We were built to hear a tiger rustling in the trees. We ascribe to fantasy that which we can't confirm. I get it, man. I do. Dying is so overwhelming to us, that we hold out a scintilla of hope for something, anything. It's called faith. And there's nothing wrong with it. People who have faith cling to ideas notions, etc in the face of all explanations to the contrary -- thats what it means to have faith. And I don't want to take that away from you. I'm just saying there's no ghosts. No bigfoot. However, I don't expect to convince you. WHich is cool.”
hippiedad on Nov 28, 2012 at 22:06:54
“I agree not all experiences by people are what they think they are. Mine were first hand, with others who saw and heard the same things. I was a total skeptic but not anymore. And I'm Buddhist for gosh sakes!
I would love to see more scientific analysis of this subject. We are all energy, who is to say what happens to that energy when we die?”
“Becuse there is not one single scintilla of evidence that science has ever been able to confirm that confirms an afterlife. Look, I get it. Dying sucks. And for many many people, that thought is so overwhelming, that they hold out hope for some afterlife. Anway -- I don't expect to convince you.”
Jt John on Nov 28, 2012 at 22:13:01
“I was talking about BigFoot... not the afterlife. ”
“Look, you didn't see a ghost. I'm sorry. They do not exist. There is not one scintilla of evidence that the scientific community has been able to confirm. Ever. Look, I get it. It sucks that people die. And coming to grips with that is very difficult for everyone. Some people put it out of their mind. Some people choose to believe in god. Anyway -- I don't expect to convince you.”
“There is NO such thing as Big Foot. It doesn't exist. And neither do ghosts. People who claim there are is such a thing as BigFoot are liars on par with people who claim to be clairvoyant. Bigfoot doesn't exist. No one can talk to the dead. Ghosts do do not exist. People who claim as such are liars out to make a buck. That's it.
Want the truth?
Go to: facebook.com/thisvsthatshow”
robyxf on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:57:49
“don't get your self upset about these people, they will always be here, most know they are trying to fool the people, and the rest is just stupid.”
Arctic AARDVARK on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:40:31
“I know of a few places that i would love to see you spend the night there alone. I don't think they are liars. They just get excited about the unknown.”
Jt John on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:38:33
“How do you know it doesn't exist?”
hippiedad on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:35:04
“I agree with BF. Not so sure about ghosts. I've had some personal experiences in that realm which has convinced me otherwise.”
bholesurfers on Nov 28, 2012 at 21:30:19
“I have seen a ghost and my nephew saw the same ghost a year earlier in the same house and the same room.. as you were saying”
“RIGHT! 100 Million Americans shop at Wal Mart every week. Clearly, they are doing something people like. If you want to really hurt working class Americans, force Wal Mart to raise the price of milk, eggs, butter and X-Boxes.
“Did you know Wal Mart has located stores within 15 miles of seven of America's 10 poorest communities. If you boycott Wal Mart, real Americans will suffer with higher prices and a less convenient shopping experience.
ARE U SERIOUS on Nov 23, 2012 at 14:58:11
“Walmart's stragety has and will always be to go into small cities and towns where the local grocery stores,hardware stores and any small business is located.. they run them out of business so now they are the town or city largest employer this is why locations are important to them. Also notice the items they carry ,they have the power to tell other national companies at what price the have to sell their products in their stores. They almost ran Rubbermaid out of business ,because Rubber Maid would not lower their price to be sold in the Walmart stores .Rubbermand finally relented. thousands of companies compete to get their items on Walmart 's shelves because they are the worlds largest retailer. In England they do pay insurance for the employees. SO GO TO COSTCO. They treat their employees like a family starting pay is great and their C.E.O. is one of the most respected men in coperate america .”
Marc Kivel on Nov 23, 2012 at 14:46:17
“If WalMart wasn't there then folks in those communities might have a reason to open local businesses that hire local folks, build real communities, and not push market crap made in China on folks...”
mimsysc on Nov 23, 2012 at 14:36:22
“Its all for the unions, ,they dont care ,,,,, look what they did to the auto industry.”
“Saying what follows doesn't bring me any pleasure -- but Im convinced it needs to be said.
Recycling most things doesn't save money - it costs us money... And we're adding to the problems of pollution and oil consumption.
Those blue cans in front of my house require a second truck to come to my home... then, those "recyclables" go to a center where they have to be sorted: did you know you can't recycle a pizza box? Or any other paper that has been greasied up with food.
THEN: newspaper goes in another truck and makes it way to a papermill... which is located... Oh, FAR AWAY. There are only about 500 in the US.
“You make a good point. I'm not swayed. But you make a good point none the less.”
BigFootJesus on Nov 13, 2012 at 20:19:16
“Funny thing is that I have read that CIA officers can commit adultery as long as it isn't secret from your spouse and your superiors. The military is different, it is a big no no. I agree with you though about most men in positions of power or just most men in general.”
“Here's a few truisms that should be engraved in stone:
1. People like sex
2. People like to feel desired.
3. When men get older, they still want sex.
4. Beautiful women excite men.
5. Some beautiful women will use their sexuality in an effort to get stuff (money, closer to power, a better seat at a restaurant, etc)
6. Some men will be flattered by the women who use their sexuality to get stuff and will have sex with them.
7. Some men will flatter, pay attention and have sex with women who are not their spouse.
8. So what?
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BigFootJesus on Nov 13, 2012 at 19:21:39
“9. Some men are in key positions and daily handle classified information.
10. Some countries want that information and have beautiful women who work for them.
11. You figure out the rest.”
“Americans are a lot less puritanical than the politicians would suggest. And we're becoming increasingly tolerant of alternative social behavior and arrangements. This isn't to condone the CIA chief cheating on his spouse... However, absent of any evidence to the contrary, it doesn't appear to have effected his work. He owes an apology and explanation to his wife... not the American people or our government.
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Channa on Nov 13, 2012 at 00:25:39
“He was not forced to resign. It was a tactical retreat. This would have blown up much bigger and impacted his personal life much more if he had tried to stick it out.
There is also the issue of losing the public trust. The head of the CIA can't keep a secret about himself. What does that do to your confidence of him running the agency? Last week the head of the BBC stepped down after a broadcast suggested a past political leader was involved in criminal behavior. It was false information and the BBC is proud of their accuracy in reporting. So, same deal he stepped down.
It was the honorable thing to do.
By the way, advertising your facebook page on here is not cool.”