“Good job of blaming the victim there. Women are paid less money across the board, that's a fact. This is a specific example of that fact.”
jwoww on May 15, 2014 at 10:26:25
“Someone who negotiates a contract for executive compensation with major corporations have no right to complain. They negotiate with lawyers their contracts in advance so they know very well what the comparative salaries are before the agreements are signed. You cannot complain after the fact unless contract stipulations are not being met.
If she were a staff report or a low level non contracted employee then there is more than a valid argument for equal pay regardless of person. Individual contracted employees are a different story. It is up the the employee to know the compensation range for their position for the size of the company offering them a job.”
“Any new shoe used for a long hike will cause severe foot pain. You have to break the shoes in (and the feet to the shoes) before you ever go on a long hike.”
kritteracres on May 12, 2014 at 16:12:17
“If a shoe fits properly one should never have to "break them in".”
rickt123 on May 12, 2014 at 08:30:30
“it wasn't new. she had it for a while and used it for jogging and tennis. I guess it wasn't meant for hiking. She did mention that it is not that comfortable to begin with. I wonder if they make barefoot slippers.”
May 12, 2014 at 00:22:27
“CFLs and LEDs come in "daylight" versions. I had switched to Daylight bulbs with incandescent decades ago, and those are what I use with the new bulbs. They combat SAD in winter and just generally are so much more pleasant for me. That's the one to look for.”
“I think that the focus should be on the state policy for evacuation because that is the operative law currently. If state law had mandated that pets be evacuated, as it now is, then during Katrina any federal personnel or agencies would have followed state law on the matter. That said, it is fantastic that you do understand the need for improvement. I don't think it will take a lot to get most states to make these types of laws, since pets/companion animals are a universal, not a partisan issue. The primary issue is raising awareness.”
Coral Reef on May 11, 2014 at 21:08:39
“And I know just where to go. With all the pet web sites, it won't be hard.”
“Great! btw, some pet owners in New Orleans refused to leave because they couldn't get their pets out, until finally, once the waters rose, they were forced to leave, sometimes at gunpoint, and leave their pets behind. What happened here was truly terrible on many levels, and pets was a big one.
Another way that people lost their pets in Katrina was that they left town thinking they'd be right back, as per usual. If they needed to go to a shelter, they knew the animals wouldn't be allowed in, so they left food and water figuring the animals would be ok. No one understood that no one would be allowed back in for a minimum of 3 weeks, and that was only if you could pull strings.
We have a lot of animals, so part of our moving here (my family is from here) was to have an evacuation vehicle that can carry everyone. We converted a short schoolbus and we can live in it if we need to. I rode out Hurricane Gustav in it because I was so worried about my cats and it was amazingly sturdy and stable. But that's us, and we have had the resources to be able to do that.
So yes, the need for pet evac and shelter was officially recognized and made law. Anyone wanting to ensure their state has similar laws can point to Louisiana. For once, in the vanguard.”
Coral Reef on May 10, 2014 at 15:59:43
“I'm so pleased to hear about your evac plan, Victoria; it's excellent that you've planned ahead. But I was freaked out when you said some people were forced at gunpoint to leave their pets. For many people, their pets are their children. How many people would leave their children behind in a disaster? I'm writing to Obama. He's got those two water spaniels in the White House. People just don't know about this injustice, and I'm going to make sure a lot more do.”
“ok, that's new, and I stand corrected. However, it has nasty ingredients in it. I like using generic vodka, buy it by the 1/2 gal, it works really well. Here are the ingredients in this drugstore product:
Acetone , Denatonium Benzoate , Methyl Isobutyl Ketone , Water
They add that stuff so it's not drinkable. But those aren't good things to routinely add to your environment. Acetone is an industrial solvent that has proved to be incredibly toxic. I'll stick with the food grade ultra cheap vodka.”
“No it isn't. Not in the USA at any rate. It's isopropyl alcohol, and it says so on the label and smells of it (hideous). You can't buy ethanol alcohol in a drugstore for medical use as you describe because in fact it could be drunk and ethanol alcohol is controlled.”
annieadelinne on May 9, 2014 at 08:49:45
“That is not so difficult to buy. And it is cheaper than vodka.
“During Hurricane Katrina and aftermath, people were told they couldn't take their animals with them on official transport vehicles, and hundreds if not thousands of animals were lost and there was enormous suffering all around. Now laws have been passed in Louisiana that pets are evacuated with their owners, and special shelter spaces have been created for pets and families. All states should have this type of law in place.”
Coral Reef on May 9, 2014 at 18:00:44
“Thanks for the information, Victoria. I am going to check my own state just to be sure that pets are allowed evacuation with their owners. If not, what better time for me to get into politics!”
“Because ethanol alcohol (the kind in vodka) is relatively nontoxic (our own bodies make ethanol in some processes), but isopropyl alcohol (the cheap kind you're talking about) is actually quite toxic. Despite its being used so ubiquitously.”
annieadelinne on May 9, 2014 at 07:42:49
“Actually, 70% alcohol is ethanol alcohol (ethyl alcohol), it is not toxic, and is largely used in medical wipes for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Also, you can find ethyl alcohol in alcoholic beverages and alternative fuels. You cannot drink fuel or cleansing products like you drink vodka, but the alcohol in it is just the same.”
“It's not the same thing because the weight of society is behind the statements a white man says. Racism is not just a personal prejudice, it is a social, institutional practice. And it's simply not the case that social power is behind anything a person of color says with respect to white people. In addition, I can hardly blame people who wind up with anger and bitterness about the way our society, culture, and the wider world perpetuates racism. There is no place on our earth where white people are systematically excluded, denigrated, lied about, and prevented from being whole human beings, and that is the social power that is behind racism. Cries of "reverse racism" have very little real meaning, and are mostly a form of denying that actual racism exists.”
“You must not have read the article: "After a subsequent hearing where Jackson was cleared of any wrongdoing, Jackson requested to be transferred..." Clearly stating Jackson was cleared of any wrongdoing. So no, in fact the article is not one-sided, but your insistence on perceiving it that way might be thought to be so.”
“I hope it didn't sound like I'm a Christie supporter. Republicans empty government coffers and give it to the 1%. That's what they do. They claim to be for smaller government but the size of the federal government has grown under every Republican President since Eisenhower, and shrunk or stayed the same under Democrats. They claim to be for personal liberty but they constantly pass laws to restrict it. Etc. And Christie is one of them.”
RSGmusic on Mar 27, 2014 at 02:40:53
“Yes fine lady Victoria you post is true.
I did not mean to offend you. if i did? i apologize sincerely!
prosper always fine Lady Victoria !!
My Aunt on my mother side had the name Victoria. Nice name!!”
“And that this same firm is also representing the administration in the other probes? How is that not automatically a conflict of interest?”
FrAAR on Mar 27, 2014 at 08:03:38
“The FBI gets to investigate itself and is cleared every single time. Nice justice!”
Tleilaxu Ghola on Mar 27, 2014 at 02:01:03
“To the law firm there is no conflict, especially for a cool million..”
RSGmusic on Mar 27, 2014 at 01:54:05
“Well if you think the Chris is a good governor?
you need to read this.
Chris has this trouble to answer for sometime!!
IN one single yr
NJ debt grew $6.6 billion in 2013, Christie administration says | NJ ... www.nj.com/.../nj_debt_grew_66_billion_in_2013...?
New Jersey On-Line
Feb 20, 2014 - TRENTON — New Jersey's long-term debt rose to a record $78.4 billion in ... Chris Christie and state lawmakers, coming just days before the ...
8.86 NJ citizens 745 $ per person in the state man women and child.
Taxes going up for the two lower brackets. Of course the chris will see not additional taxes.
“I have been keeping chickens for the last couple years, and it's only human vanity that we tell ourselves they are stupid. They are geniuses in their own niche. Humans, on the other hand, are more like a pestilence.”
RalphJoseph on Feb 26, 2014 at 16:00:20
“Good point, I agree”
edva on Feb 26, 2014 at 15:28:30
“Absolutely, and your statement is more true the more one reflects upon it. Sadly, reflection is a vanishing ability in humans.”