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Barack Obama Remembers Nelson Mandela, His Legacy (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Barack Obama Remembers Nelson Mandela, His Legacy (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:30:09 in Politics

“Thank you President Obama for representing the USA, and for the excellent remembrance for Honorable Nelson Mandela and his Legacy - the world recognizes and revers great leaders; Nelson Mandela shared the Noble Prize with former President FW de Klerk for the peaceful historic transition in South Africa. Mandela earned the love and respect of the whole world for his great leadership of peace and reconciliation.
You are all Nobel prize winners. God bless you Mr President.”
The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

The Truth About Women's Complicated Relationship With Technology

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:36:54 in Women

“The human animal, needs to be connected socially. Their need to be part of the group overshadows everything else. Sex will happen anyway, don't even have to look for it, it will find you.
As for smart phones and texting: good for business, bad for human relationships. It intrudes on your conversations with real people. I personally prefer eye to eye contact, private conversations, over a cup of tea, instead of texting (which I find annoying)
People who are texting while driving, take them off the road, hit them with a heavy fine, because its no joke, they kill other people by being distracted, its no different than DUI.”

Eve Williams on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:50:05

“Absolutely”

Husky mk3 on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:49:23

“you get it! congratulations!”
Obama: Some Republicans Have 'Gotta Be Embarrassed'

Obama: Some Republicans Have 'Gotta Be Embarrassed'

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 01:21:46 in Politics

“They obviously are not doing their job, time to get fired”
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 01:16:44 in Politics

“They can always buy healthcare via the ACA EXCHANGE and get better rates.”

Kommonman on Dec 6, 2013 at 01:30:18

“aye....and that scares the GOP to death...as folks get access to better healthcare rates or healthcare for the first time it spells irrelevancy for the GOP”
Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Kentucky Governor To Mitch McConnell: Get Your Facts Straight On Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 01:15:33 in Politics

“I thought the spaceship was waiting for baggers up there.... :-(”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 00:53:07 in Business

“You don't want to compete for minimum wage. Time to bring back the skilled manufacturing and innovation jobs.

Our manufacturing industry has been raided, dismantled, sold off, pink slipped, and pension funds raided by the likes of Romney's Bain Capital. Corporations outsourced jobs to china, closed the USA plants, offshored their money for tax evasion, and were rewarded by republican congress for doing so.

Apple for example, outsourced 400,000 manufacturing jobs, and a further 30,000 high skilled jobs to Asia. Steve Jobs excuse: he could not find qualified people to do the work here. Yeah. right. He found qualified people in 3rd world countries. Total BS. They only did it for extreme profits, no pesky regulations and tax evasion.”

Bob Pante on Dec 6, 2013 at 01:27:01

“Other side of the same picture.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 22:46:28 in Business

“ONE more thing... the poor make too little money to pay taxes. We taxpayers have to provide them with food stamps and healthcare.

The CEOs make far too much money to pay taxes, so there are specially designed loopholes for them for tax evasion purposes, which I cannot use.

That leaves me, the middle class to pay my taxes and carry the burden, since Corporations are also exempt, they are receiving government welfare.”

Mark Sage on Dec 6, 2013 at 02:23:13

“People are allowed to keep and distribute the money they earn including business owners. If you are unhappy with the job you have you are free to look for another one.”

Bob Pante on Dec 5, 2013 at 23:44:13

“Why do you think the CEO's want Amnesty?”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 22:35:04 in Business

“REALITY CHECK :
in Seattle WA, in 1977 a restaurant worker was paid $15 per hour with benefits.

Today, some 36 years later, the restaurant worker is paid $9.00 per hour with NO benefits. Incomes should be going up to adjust to inflation ...

Price Comparisons-1977. Loaf of Bread 36¢; Gallon of Milk $1.67; One pound of Butter 98¢ gas price Regular $0.62

TODAY price of loaf of white bread $2,20 Gallon of Milk $4.50 One pound of butter $3.99 gas price Regular $3.37

So, if the wages have dropped (not increased but dropped) by 40% for the restaurant worker, and the price of bread increased by 600% and the worker gets no benefits, how is a human being with a family supposed to survive.

Back in 1977, Peter Drucker wrote that CEO pay should be no more than 25 times average worker pay, which amounted to approx.

If a person makes $9 per hour, with no benefits i.e. $1,440 per month, and the management makes $36,000 per month, plus benefits, it is the CEO who is complaining they can't make a living if they pay workers more.
Anyone believe that ?

TIME FOR CHANGE, PEOPLE !!!”

Bob Pante on Dec 5, 2013 at 23:43:47

“Back then they weren't competing with 20 million ILLEGALS. Go ahead grant amnesty and you will be begging for $4.00 an hour.”

ezpayday on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:59:48

“No.”

blondssspice on Dec 5, 2013 at 22:46:28

“ONE more thing... the poor make too little money to pay taxes. We taxpayers have to provide them with food stamps and healthcare.

The CEOs make far too much money to pay taxes, so there are specially designed loopholes for them for tax evasion purposes, which I cannot use.

That leaves me, the middle class to pay my taxes and carry the burden, since Corporations are also exempt, they are receiving government welfare.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 22:33:51 in Business

“How do you explain this :

in Seattle WA, in 1977 a restaurant worker earned $15 per hour with benefits.

Today, some 36 years later, the restaurant worker is paid $9.00 per hour with NO benefits. Incomes should be going up to adjust to inflation ...

Price Comparisons-1977. Loaf of Bread 36¢; Gallon of Milk $1.67; One pound of Butter 98¢ gas price Regular $0.62

TODAY price of loaf of white bread $2,20 Gallon of Milk $4.50 One pound of butter $3.99 gas price Regular $3.37”

jeffreyptr on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:04:49

“While all of that is true it doesn't change the fact that unskilled labor is plentiful. It's lost value, that's what happens where there is too much of something. Rising prices on some items doesn't mean the actual value of labor has gone up. You can use inflation in negotiating for a higher wage, but businesses are privately owned, they are permitted to pay what labor is worth in today's market.

It is the responsibility of the individual to take care of their own needs and that of their family not the employer's. Society has decided to offer assistance through it's social programs. Beyond that it's up to the worker to retrain, get an education, relocate, whatever it takes to develop a skill that is worth a higher wage.”
Obama: Nelson Mandela 'Achieved More Than Could Be Expected Of Any Man'

Obama: Nelson Mandela 'Achieved More Than Could Be Expected Of Any Man'

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 21:05:04 in Politics

“President Obama, thank you for saying it so well... President Mandela now belongs to the Ages. We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again.

Men like Mandela grace our world very few times. He chose the path of peace and reconciliation instead of retaliation and revenge. He was beyond awesome. Truly a great man and Hero.
R.I.P.”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 20:01:42 in Politics

“Girls are children they are not charged anything. Their parents are charged family rates. Adult women get charged more.”

Tatiana Romanova on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:29:51

“there is more than one definition of the word "girls" and you are once again wrong. But hey, nice try”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 20:00:10 in Politics

“Yes keep you policy if you like it. President and I assumed your insurance was in compliance with the law that passed 4 years ago.

It is your Insurance company that needs to comply with the law, (Presidents don't control Insurance companies operations) and if they cancel on you its on them, they are the ones who sold you a defective product, you should be angry with them, for not providing the bare minimum coverage the law requires.”

harveyr2 on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:29:39

“Folks who mindlessly cut and paste text from ofa or dnc are intellectually challenged, and you fit the bill.

Every state has an insurance commissioner and regulations. The policies were NOT defective. Every policy sold was compliant with the laws of the state.

The President DID lie and did so knowingly. History will not be kind to Obama.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:56:18 in Politics

“No, more like Haliburton the Bush Chaney war contractor, that moved their HQ to Dubai, to avoid possible prosecution for possible fraudulent activity.”

ArchDeacon69 on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:26:16

“and Chalk up more jobs Democrats shipped overseas...”

ArchDeacon69 on Dec 6, 2013 at 08:25:36

“Haliburton?... Do you mean the same Haliburton No-Bid Muslim War Contractor that Obama uses??? At least when Bush and Cheney used them they were an American Company...”
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Nelson Mandela Dead: Former South African President Dies At 95

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 19:36:18 in Black Voices

“Rest in peace Madiba, President Mandela. My sister was lucky to have met you and enjoy tea with you at your home in Houghton. Your work is done, you have earned the respect of the world, and stand as a beacon of hope for others to follow. May God's eternal light shine upon you forever.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:58:10 in Politics

“You completely misunderstood.
What she said is that money paid to people by unemployment keeps circulating. It is something that people contributed to. While those offshored billions to foreign lands for tax evasion purposes is dead money, it is not circulating.”

ArchDeacon69 on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:43:11

“You mean like using US tax payer funds to pay for a Canadian Firm's disastrous ObamaCare Website?”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:54:51 in Politics

“President Obama never lied to us.”

harveyr2 on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:41:45

“Really. What nuanced word do you use to describe his "keep your policy if you like your policy" statement?

It was a lie. He and his political operatives knew it wasn't true. There is no lipstick to put on this pig.”
Pamela Anderson Is Now A Brunette (No, We're Not Kidding)

Pamela Anderson Is Now A Brunette (No, We're Not Kidding)

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:48:26 in Celebrity

“I FIND your comment reprehensible.
Hepatitis C is public knowledge, deliberately published in an interview in 2003 to bring awareness. It is not your call it is Ms Andersons decision. Her illness prognosis may have been erroneous, I can only comment on what she said. Like I said, I hope she is well, she is not sick.”

saunee300 on Dec 5, 2013 at 17:54:30

“good grief!  the article was about a change of hair....of course it's been public knowledge re. Pam's hep C..we know that..but even if we didn't , why address it?  it's pretty private, and truthfully the sensationalistic, propaganda oriented, nasty  media should never have leaked her medical info either.... i just didn't get why addressing the hep C had anything at all to do with the article?  ”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:41:33 in Politics

“its not about male or female, everyone is treated the same. NO DISCRIMINATION.”

Tatiana Romanova on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:00:58

“But it is: Because they cost more, girls get charged more. Guys pay more for their auto and life insurance. Its about assigning costs according to risk- this is what insurance does.

By doing so, it encourages people to reduce the risks that they can (quit smoking, lose wait, drive the speed limit)”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:39:18 in Politics

“For example, a healthy young male may not have alzheimers or a pregnancy, but he could have a bad sport accident, STD, substance abuse, work injury etc... An older person may not have those challenges, but they might have prostrate cancer, hip replacement, back injury heart condition etc.. and a woman might have breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes, etc... and the kids could have genetic disease, accidental injury, immune disorder, autism etc... anyone could develop mental disorders, ptsd, depression, schizophrenia, so insurance will spread the risk and level it out so everyone gets the coverage they need, when they need it.”

Tatiana Romanova on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:04:01

“True which is why the young adult should be charged based on his risks and an elderly person charged based on his. Right now, the market does that and the elderly pay about 6 times what the young pay because they use 6 times the care

Unfortunately, Obamacare reduces this spread to a maximum of 3- this means that the elderly are getting a 50% discount (and rushing out to buy Obamacare) and the young are paying a 100% surcharge- which is why they will want nothing to do with Obamacare

The result will be disaster- the premiums simply won't be enough to cover the expenses and insurance will end”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:29:53 in Politics

“Insurance works on spreading the risk, young old, healthy, sick, chronic, seasonal, incurable etc... people generally don't get sick at the same time and don't have the same needs or ailments. This is a basket of mixed apples, it is not based on a single white healthy male but our nation as a whole. He does not represent the Nation, and the intent is to provide affordable healthcare to all people. No more discrimination and no more denial.”

Tatiana Romanova on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:38:20

“Which is your way of saying- I don't mind the men picking up an extra tab so my bill can get lower. Unfortunately, the guys aren't likely to play along.

Insurance works by charging people an appropriate premium based on the risk that they represent. What Obamacare does is charge some groups more than their share to shower benefits on others. Unfortunately for Obama, if fortunately for the world, the victims of this game aren't likely to play along.”
Pamela Anderson Is Now A Brunette (No, We're Not Kidding)

Pamela Anderson Is Now A Brunette (No, We're Not Kidding)

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:23:03 in Celebrity

“I hope she is not sick
She has Hepatitis C (diagnosed in 2001) and People magazine article in 2003 gave her 10-15 years to live.

Oct 23, 2003 - Pamela Anderson's comments that her liver is improving but she only has 10-15 years to live isn't sitting well with some hepatitis C experts”

dollymajig on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:15:24

“Hep C is a relatively common infection, more cases than the "MSM" would admit. It can kill you, but it is often survivable for a long time.”

saunee300 on Dec 4, 2013 at 02:20:40

“i find it reprehensible that replying to an article about hair, you choose to bring up hep C ,a as though that has anything at all to do with this news item?!....first of all, How rude! secondly i have 2 friends who have hep C and are doing well 25 years later......What in heavens name does hep C have to to with her hair! not to mention she always looks healthy and attractive...”
The Kardashian Family Christmas Card 2013 Is Sort Of Bizarre

The Kardashian Family Christmas Card 2013 Is Sort Of Bizarre

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:14:43 in Celebrity

“I am not feeling it... it is definitely not Christmas.
Maybe its meant to be Hanukkah with those sticks of fluorescent light representing the minora or maybe it could be Kwanzaa candles, celebrating Kanye and North West ?”

maybesomeday on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:17:44

“It really doesn't represent Christmas. The Kardashian's can label it to be their Christmas card, but what it really is is the true essence of who they are. It's almost mocking them and they don't GET IT! I think that's the beauty of it, they don't get what he did.”
You're Secretly Subsidizing A Fast Food CEO's Million-Dollar Salary

You're Secretly Subsidizing A Fast Food CEO's Million-Dollar Salary

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 01:06:03 in Business

“START PAYING a living wage, so that I don't have to subsidize their food stamps and healthcare. Tax codes need fixing. We can start by closing all and special loopholes designed for the top 10% (you and I cant participate in those deductions)”
Furious Investor Calls For New Abercrombie CEO

Furious Investor Calls For New Abercrombie CEO

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 00:59:34 in Business

“True. The "Sharks" wont touch it.”
Furious Investor Calls For New Abercrombie CEO

Furious Investor Calls For New Abercrombie CEO

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 00:58:39 in Business

“Have they just realized that 69-year old Mike Jeffries is not young and pretty any more ? Doesnt fit the mold ? :-) There is only so much you can do to facial skin before you look like frozen plastic...”

beansie on Dec 4, 2013 at 06:04:50

“and he had to die his hair blond to fit the mold...”
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