“The reason that people identify with some of what Dorner says about the LAPD is because there is much truth in it. The police are not seen as protecting and serving our communities here. They are seen as violent unethical brutes. They continuously shoot innocent or unarmed people in the streets of socal. They just shot at two wrong trucks yesterday while looking for Dorner. These Trucks weren't even the same color, so how could they both match the description of Dorner's. They shoot first and ask questions later (or never). There is no accountability or consequences for their actions. I am a middle aged white person who lives in a nice neighborhood, and when I see a police officer, it makes me afraid for my safety. I can only imagine how safe younger male minorities feel. This is what is really sick about this whole thing. Obviously, he is suffering from mental illness, and his actions cannot be justified. But he is telling the truth about the corruption, violence and racism within the LAPD as well as other socal departments.”
“The legitimacy of the ruling class is based on the consent of the governed, and nothing else. With each new crime they commit and with each new fraud they perpetuate, they lose that much more of their legitimacy. Now it has come to the point when torturers are protected and whistle blowers are destroyed. Now it has come to the point where poor dirt farmers are murdered by the thousands in the name of greed and imperialism. Now it has come to the point where good people are spied upon in their own homes and hounded for telling the truth. Now it has come to the point where our president is the type of father who gives his own wealthy children the best of everything, while in the same day he signs off on the murder of innocent poor people's children, and yet is never asked to explain or justify these actions for years and years.”
“He definitely needs some help getting by on the cheap. Bagged lettuce and canned veggies and beans are WAY more expensive than preparing your own. Dry beans cost ten or fifteen cents a serving rather than a buck fifty a can. For the price of two bags of salad he could have made enough salad himself for most of the week. Plus, not enough variety in there. Get some brown rice, tofu, fewer sweet potatoes, more greens. Get rid of the canned corn, those are garbage calories. And do stay away from the eggs. Eating a plant based diet wont hurt you any, Cory. Just check your blood pressure and cholesterol in a few months, you'll see.”
FUFFINGTON on Dec 6, 2012 at 21:36:23
“Honestly, lettuce has so little nutritional value that he'd have been better off buying a few bags of frozen veggies, or maybe bread, pasta, rice, eggs or peanut butter with that money.”
“Notice how on every report you read this is being reported as fact, but the intelligence is always attributed to unnamed "officials." They might as well attribute it to "some guy." or "a person said." It would carry the same weight.”
“Since NBC is reporting this as fact, they must have done some pretty good investigative reporting. Lets take a quick look at how this story from NBC was sourced.
"U.S. officials told NBC News on Wednesday."
"officials had said"
"U.S. officials stressed"
"one of the officials said"
"Clinton said the Syrian government was on the brink of collapse, raising the prospect that "an increasingly desperate Assad regime" might turn to chemical weapons"
" U.S. officials said"
"U.S. officials had long believed"
So, we have a bunch of unnamed "officials" as sources, and some speculation from Hills about what Assad MIGHT do, given how desperate he ought to be by now. And that's it. Sorry, this just doesn't pass the smell test, especially giver our governments history with dubious, self interested WMD claims. Maybe Assad is preparing chemical weapons, and maybe he isn't. If you're going to report it, at least have the decency to have at least one source whose name isn't "official."”
“I guess John McCain was right(for the wrong reasons). Rice isn't qualified to be Secretary of State given her willingness to line her own already deep pockets with the suffering of our grandchildren. And by these standards MOST of the players in Washington aren't qualified to serve. This shows us a lot about the nature of money, greed, and capitalism, if we care to look(which most of us don't).”
“I pretty much agree with this. My point was that when you compare the emissions of developing countries with those of developed countries, you are comparing apples and oranges.”
ScentOpine on Dec 2, 2012 at 20:56:33
“OK. Thanks for the clarification. However, developing countries have a massive advantage that US didn't have in 1950s - 1970s. We now know how to curb emissions and understand the total costs of pollution in terms of sickness and environmental damage. China and India deliberately choose to ignore this in their rush to defeat us economically. This is an economic war, pollution is used like a weapon and there are high resultant costs to humanity. And, Wall Street is fighting for the wrong side.”
“This is spin. Those countries are developing and and their economies are experiencing convergence (catching up to already developed countries like ours). Why don't you compare per capita output and you will feel a lot worse about our comparative output.”
ScentOpine on Dec 2, 2012 at 19:04:45
“No. These countries are benefiting from trillions of investment by US companies to train and educate a low wage workforce. China and India (NOT the US) have been the the primary beneficiaries of US technology investment.
These countries literally emerged overnight coincident with the MBA revolution in 1980s that taught us the best way to increase profits is to lower wages.
Over last 10 years US companies have sent 2 million+ jobs to Asia.
But what is worse is the number of new jobs now originating in Asia for US companies is almost double that. That is to say new product development and research projects for US companies are being given exclusively to Asian workers.
It isn't a coincidence that our economic decline, CEO profits and high unemployment is correlated with the millions of jobs sent to low wage markets in Asia.”
“The time to pay attention to this was 50 years ago when we still could have taken corrective action(I'm lookin at you, greatest generation and baby boomers). Now its too late. We are past the point where survival of the species will be possible in the very long run. We are now limited to mitigating the damage as much as possible over the next few hundred years, until finally, the "smart" ape takes its rightful place on the evolutionary trash heap of failed species.”
Erin Mccoey on Dec 3, 2012 at 11:30:34
“It's not any more the fault of babyboomers than it is ours. These things are controlled by specific people throughout the years and blaming the masses for what they had no real control over is simply counterproductive and juvenile.”
JC2009USA on Dec 2, 2012 at 22:09:23
“TrishtheFish: It is NEVER too late...it just means we need to make up time and work ten fold times harder - but it's never too late.”
“Source this please. Its hard for me to believe, given the carbon footprint shipping creates.”
TwoZeroOZ on Dec 3, 2012 at 09:54:12
“Transportation accounts for a small fraction of the total carbon cost of any product. Food, which has the highest transport to production ratio, still only has 13% of its total carbon cost attributed to transportation.”
“I drove by the Walmart in Las Vegas today, and there was no picket or strike. Too bad. Las Vegas is a place where the working poor have largely replaced the middle class. Sure, the Feudal lords still drive around the strip in their luxury cars and eat $100 a plate dinners, but everybody else is poor here. All the jobs pay zilch. The only way things will ever change is if working people fight back and organize.”
“Working people have been getting their azzes kicked in the class war since the invention of private property, and we are the thugs? Not the Fascist Corporatist Union busters? Not the modern day slave traders? Ya OK.”
“This is gonna be world war III. These strikes are massively important to the labor movement, and we all need to get onboard. They are another manifestation of the class war imposed on the 99%. These employees are getting screwed over, as usual, by the 1%. It is time for the working people of America to stand together. It is time for the working people of the world to stand up for themselves. Call Walmart and tell them you wont patronize a business that treats their employees so poorly and with such disdain and contempt. If you see a strike, pull over, pick up a sign, and stand with your working brothers and sisters. And above all else, never, ever cross a picket line.”
agent850 on Oct 14, 2012 at 11:08:48
“Never cross a picket line or what? Or else, that's what! Thanks for making it so easy to see what a gang of hoodlums you unionistas are.”
Ryan Tippens on Oct 14, 2012 at 10:53:10
“or you could just give them info on how to get a better education and a better job than big box retail....”