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Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Bowe Bergdahl, The U.S. Captive Returning Home

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 17:03:17 in Politics

“"walked away from his post while on guard duty"

"not long after he got off guard duty "

Which one is it?”

PJ Parker on Jun 2, 2014 at 17:09:55

“after guard duty.”

Cannonball Taffy O Jones on Jun 2, 2014 at 17:08:19

“The latter.

After coming off guard duty he asked permission to leave the base, this was refused but, after collecting some water and his diary he went anyway.”
Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Commented May 28, 2014 at 20:28:58 in Politics

“I get it. If you keep throwing random things, something may finally stick... But you can't have a discussion by always changing what you're saying. What were you saying about the number of veterans next to the VA funding figures?

Here's some numbers of veterans from census site:
2000 - 24.81 million
2009 - 21.85 million
2013 - 21.2 million

Taking that with the funding numbers, here it is per capita:
2000 - $1806.49
2009 - $4551.36
2013 - $5910.58”
Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Commented May 28, 2014 at 19:10:33 in Politics

“Were you going to show me where he cut and gut the VA budget or do you just talk to talk?”

FrAAR on May 28, 2014 at 19:53:46

“Who is he? Cut and gut the VA budget? Who? If you are talking about the republicans blocking a bill in February that would have expanded veterans' benefits and would have provided funds for 27 hospitals, then you got it.”
Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Commented May 28, 2014 at 17:49:14 in Politics

“Yes. Bush was a President. I get that.

Did he "cut and gut" the VA budget, like the OP suggest? I don't see that.

Here's VA funding by fiscal year
1998 $41,686.6
1999 $43,137.8
2000 $44,818.9
2001 $48,665.2
2002 $53,495.0
2003 $59,673.1
2004 $63,824.8
2005 $69,436.4
2006 $73,736.8
2007 $82,013.8
2008 $90,525.5
2009 $99,447.3
2010 $112,694.6
2011 $124,383.5
2012 $125,304.3”

FrAAR on May 28, 2014 at 18:27:39

“You really need to put the number of veterans next to the dollar figures. Maybe that will open your eyes but I doubt it.”
Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Texas VA Run Like a ‘Crime Syndicate,' Whistleblower Says

Commented May 28, 2014 at 17:28:33 in Politics

“It's always Bush. Nevermind the fact that Obama for years did nothing, while knowing perfectly well how bad things were.

He couldn't get bad press about VA while pushing ACA - “The VA will also be at the cutting edge of my plan for universal health care.””

FrAAR on May 28, 2014 at 17:34:25

“Mah Naim...but it was Bush and that is why it is always Bush! Get it?”
Ed Schultz Ending Radio Show, Moving Online

Ed Schultz Ending Radio Show, Moving Online

Commented May 22, 2014 at 18:40:16 in Media

“We goted what??”
Random Strangers Freestyle Together, Show Us 'The Power Music Can Have On The Soul'

Random Strangers Freestyle Together, Show Us 'The Power Music Can Have On The Soul'

Commented May 20, 2014 at 09:14:03 in Good News

“Citizen Cope's doppelganger!”
Swiss Voters Reject Plan For World's Highest Minimum Wage

Swiss Voters Reject Plan For World's Highest Minimum Wage

Commented May 19, 2014 at 08:10:52 in Business

“"Switzerland has no minimum wage, but the median hourly wage is about 33 francs ($37) an hour."

But I thought having no minimum wage means everyone gets paid $2.99/hr?!”

harmlesstree on May 19, 2014 at 08:58:20

“Absurd comment! The natural minimum wage is subsistence, i.e. what ones needs in order to survive and function. One could not survive and function on 2.99/hour, or its = in Swiss Franc's, in Switzerland.

However, a civilized society does not view mere survival as acceptable, And I am not suggesting this is the case in Switzerland.”
The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

Commented May 14, 2014 at 08:55:42 in Business

“"At least I finally got my condo and Fannie Mae bought the loan, no questions asked."

Remember when banks were in the business of making strategic investments and not in the business of buy-low-sell-(the the taxpayers)-high?”
The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

Commented May 14, 2014 at 08:53:48 in Business

“It only pays for bad ones that shouldn't have been made in the first place.”

Things my dog told me on May 14, 2014 at 11:01:58

“Well, yes

There's that...”
The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

Commented May 14, 2014 at 08:52:36 in Business

“Gonna get Hillary in there, then change the Constitution to six-year Presidency. Bam, another 12 years of Obama! I know you're salivating..”
The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

The Government Just Made It Easier To Buy A Home

Commented May 14, 2014 at 08:47:06 in Business

“"In order to get banks to lend a little more, Watt ordered Fannie and Freddie to give banks more protection against the risk of being forced to buy back mortgages that go bad. That could make banks a little more willing to lend to riskier borrowers."

We can't hold banks responsible for bad loans! The taxpayers are on the hook for that one!”

Dad2three on May 14, 2014 at 09:49:23

“Yes, we can, as long as they meet REQUIRED UNDERWRITING STANDARDS. Allowing the banks to give a wider net, even as the Banksters hosed US last time with the subprime crisis, isn't the same thing'

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2011/11/examining-the-big-lie-how-the-facts-of-the-economic-crisis-stack-up/

exchef100 on May 14, 2014 at 09:14:13

“When the gov't forces banks to make loans to risky individuals, it inflates the housing market as demand is artificially increased. You're 100% correct and this is exactly what happened last time.”

Sir Nubby on May 14, 2014 at 09:03:12

“You are correct and that is exactly what happened last time”
White House Solar Panels Are Finally Up

White House Solar Panels Are Finally Up

Commented May 9, 2014 at 08:38:01 in Politics

“Will only take 100 years of no maintenance or additional expenses to recover the cost ;)”

A Meat Beetle on May 9, 2014 at 13:21:46

“The good news is that, thanks to the damage done by our dependence on fossil fuels, there may not  be anyone around in 100 years to worry about it. ”

sammi 56 on May 9, 2014 at 12:45:48

“Meanwhile saving the planet -”
U.S. Companies Often Assume Black Job Applicants Do Drugs

U.S. Companies Often Assume Black Job Applicants Do Drugs

Commented May 8, 2014 at 07:52:23 in Business

“Anti-testing laws decrease the proportion of both whites and blacks at the same time?”
Subway CEO No Longer Thinks Minimum Wage Hike A 'Bad Idea'

Subway CEO No Longer Thinks Minimum Wage Hike A 'Bad Idea'

Commented May 8, 2014 at 07:39:14 in Business

“The CEO is not operating thousands of barely-profitable, already-understaffed franchises.”
Wide-Hipped Women Have More Sex Partners, Controversial Study Shows

Wide-Hipped Women Have More Sex Partners, Controversial Study Shows

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 08:34:21 in Science

“Look at them hips, look at them thighs!”
Shocking Number Of Innocent People Sentenced To Death, Study Finds

Shocking Number Of Innocent People Sentenced To Death, Study Finds

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 08:09:28 in Crime

“In many of the 144, prosecution withheld important information. So, in many cases, it absolutely makes the system not just accessory but also a murderer.”

ronp121 on Apr 29, 2014 at 09:09:38

“Correct you are.”
Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' In New 'Tonight Show' Mashup

Brian Williams Raps 'Gin And Juice' In New 'Tonight Show' Mashup

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 08:19:37 in Comedy

“Great! Heard a radio guy play this, I want to say, a couple months ago. Wonder why Fallon just now posted it on YouTube?”

firefly069 on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:24:44

“Because it was time for Williams to appear on Fallon's show. This stirs up interest.”
Russian Politician Bullies Female Journalists (VIDEO)

Russian Politician Bullies Female Journalists (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 21, 2014 at 08:46:38 in World

“Google Translate doesn't make you a native speaker.”
7 Things That Could Totally Kill Weed Legalization's Buzz

7 Things That Could Totally Kill Weed Legalization's Buzz

Commented Apr 18, 2014 at 18:34:02 in Business

“Right here”
Chipotle Prices Are About To Go Up

Chipotle Prices Are About To Go Up

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 17:47:40 in Business

“I'd love to hear it. Also what's your technique for reheating them? Thanks!”

Ghostberry on Apr 17, 2014 at 19:08:05

“I cook a pork shoulder in the slow cooker ahead of time, or you can do chicken/whatever meat you like. Season it up with burrito seasoning or your own blend. I then make rice, adding half a lime of juice and chopped cilantro. Cook up some pinto beans with oregano and chili powder. Blend some sour cream with your favorite salsa.

Spread the sour cream mix on the tortilla, add meat, rice and beans, shredded cheese Wrap the burrito up tight in wax paper and then plastic wrap. I take them out of the freezer the night before and put them in the fridge, although you can cook them in the microwave starting frozen if you need to. Add a little guac and salsa when eating, delicious.”
Chipotle Prices Are About To Go Up

Chipotle Prices Are About To Go Up

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 17:32:23 in Business

“"Well paid".. "fair wages".. Seems that $1 above minimum wage is good enough for many commenters when it comes to a restaurant they like. Yet when we're in an article about minimum wage we scream that we need to raise minimum wage by $3.”
Portland Reservoir To Be Flushed After Teen Pees In The Water Supply

Portland Reservoir To Be Flushed After Teen Pees In The Water Supply

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 07:38:45 in Crime

“But how many times has it been peed in without being videotaped?”
GOP Consulting Firm Staffer Registers 'Boats 'N Hoes PAC' (UPDATE)

GOP Consulting Firm Staffer Registers 'Boats 'N Hoes PAC' (UPDATE)

Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 07:22:17 in Politics

“They meant Boats N Hoses - they'll raise money by washing yachts ;)”
Bicyclist Michael Bowman Beaten In Attack Caught On Helmet Cam In Baltimore

Bicyclist Michael Bowman Beaten In Attack Caught On Helmet Cam In Baltimore

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 10:34:55 in Crime

“I don't understand if you're just trolling or condoning this behavior?”
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