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'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:24:24 in Business

“Oh, sorry, I thought you were really making sense.  My bad.”
'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:24:07 in Business

“They provide their tax returns and net worth statements so we can see how much is left after they make fanfare for giving so much.  Because after all, how much is left is really what counts.”

Nicon on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:33:05

“Willful ignorance is a huge part of what is wrong with the America.”
U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:23:07 in Business

“Sure, like I said and you can keep your insurance under Obamacare and your doctor and it will cost you less and everyone gets free cookies, etc.”

imusintheevening on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:30:01

“Yes, I got to keep my insurance AND my doctor under Obamacare and the increase in premiums this year was 7% for me, the smallest increase in the past 15 years I have had this particular policy and provider.

Thanks for reminding me.”
It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:22:17 in Business

“The social safety net does not provide a "living wage" according to libs.”
'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 11:21:48 in Business

“Not sure, any ideas?”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:43:11 in Politics

“I think Americans have a good handle on what constitutes gun violence in this country and Sandy Hook style attacks are not it.  They only represent a small minority of people killed with guns.  Most people are killed by criminals who illegally get guns and are likely part of gangs.  So while the emotion runs high right after a sensational attack like Sandy Hook or Columbine, cooler heads do need to prevail to deal with the real gun problem.”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:41:21 in Politics

“No, more like unrestrained majority rule that ends up oppressing a minority.

The number of people killed in these type of attacks is minimal compared to the number killed with hand guns owned by criminal gang members.”

jim chavez on Dec 10, 2013 at 16:12:39

“majority rule is called democracy, is democracy what you have issue with? as long as no ones civil rights are being taken away, that is our system of government”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:39:26 in Politics

“I don't think that Americans are all upset about 6 civilians killed by drone in the Middle East.  Lefties in the media maybe.”

bzimmerman on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:34:28

“It's telling that you responded to the 6 civilians killed in the middle east, but nothing about the 20 kids killed in a public school!”
It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:38:37 in Business

“There is no such thing as a living wage in practice.  The workforce is too diverse and could never accommodate all the variations of living wages needed.”

TUNCH on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:44:07

“That is why we have a social safety net.”
Carrie Underwood Responds To 'Sound Of Music' Critics

Carrie Underwood Responds To 'Sound Of Music' Critics

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:37:48 in TV

“Her comment never indicated that.”

Stanwyck on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:58:10

“Sure it did. But we can hardly expect C+W fans to understand.”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:37:14 in Politics

“Yes.  The $10 or so to get the card is nothing.  You have to buy a gun and take a training course which are more costly.”
McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means

McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:36:14 in Business

“Whaaaat?  You want to make businesses hire everyone full-time with no part-time workers and make up the difference for their welfare if they do.  You are business illiterate.”

twarns on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:42:10

“You are now making things up. I never made such a claim. It is your conclusion how business will react.

I will go back to your example earlier. If they hire a 17 yr old, living at home, who does not receive any government benefits, then there is no change. If you hire a mom, who is looking for some additional income that is not receiving government benefits, then there is no additional chargeback. If you hire a senior, living on SS, not on government benefits, there is no additional charge. If your hire a college student for summer work, then there is no charge. To claim all part timers becomes full timers is your fantasy.

If you hire someone that is receiving government benefits, then you have choices in reducing the reimbursement. You could do nothing and pay the reimbursement, you could raise hours, you could raise wages. It is the business choice as to how they want to handle it based on thier business model, personnel practices, and other variables. I do not predict what their decision will be. It is totally up to the business in making that decision.

But and this is a BIG but, I am not making businesses hire everyone full time. I have never said it, I have never claimed it. That statement is your conclusion, not mine.

I respect your conclusion however misguided, but you should respect me enough to at least not to make up things about my statements.”
'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:30:11 in Business

“Then why don't the rich white libs who seem to complain about this stuff give away all their income except what the average American lives on to back up their ideology? No, they would rather complain about it and still have multiple homes, cars, vacations, servants, etc.”

OhioSpeaks on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:39:46

“chana: ty .... and tell me, why is it the rich white ones are the ONES THAT ARE HEARD AND LISTENED TO the most?”
'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Goes On EPIC Rant Against Inequality

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:28:42 in Business

“"'Wire' Creator Rails Against Inequality In America" I wonder what percent of his wealth he gives to those less fortunate and earn so much less than him. Here's a guess, in the single digits if even that.”

Amy Becke on Dec 10, 2013 at 19:21:23

“Well, I bet he would tell you if you asked him. He lists the causes he has supported over the years.. See: http://davidsimon.com/worthy-causes/

tharksketler on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:08:13

“I was referring to where your guess came from.”

Nicon on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:54:15

“Why do you bother to wonder at all? This is information that is made easily available online to anyone who would like to check it.”

tharksketler on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:33:18

“Straight from the tuchus.”
It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:20:48 in Business

“Its not for you to say unless you are a McD shareholder.”
It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:19:33 in Business

“He said nothing unChristian.”
It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What The CEO Gets In An Hour

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:18:25 in Business

“"It Takes A McDonald's Worker 4 Months To Earn What CEO Makes In An Hour" So what? Then become a CEO if you want that much income.”

TUNCH on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:25:31

“It's not about earning that much...it's about earning a living wage. Not everyone wants wants what the CEO has...they just want to be treated fairly.”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 10:00:15 in Politics

“Call your representative and demand that children under 18 have to wear protective helmets all day because of all the head injuries that occur. After all, if it just saves one life. . .”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:58:23 in Politics

“You're not a gun owner until you buy a gun and get trained how to use it. Getting a firearms permit doesn't do that.”

avidavid on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:01:47

“Yes, which is why I will be doing both, I guess I should have been more specific.”
Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Support For Tougher Gun Laws Fades, Poll Finds

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:57:24 in Politics

“The poll indicates why the founding fathers were concerned with "mob rule." Policy should not be substantially changed or created when emotions are high. Often bad decisions are made then to the expense of some. Cooler heads will prevail and seem to have prevailed in the area of the second amendment.”

bzimmerman on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:28:39

“Funny thing is, Americans are all upset about 6 civilians killed by remote control, in the middle east, but when an American walks into a school and kills two dozen CHILDREN, well he's just exercising his right as an American!”

jim chavez on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:10:14

“by mob rule do you mean majority rule? every time there is a lull, people say, "hey things are ok" next mass shooting and people say " Policy should not be substantially changed or created when emotions are high." how long has it been since columbine? ps our "founding fathers" could have never imagined an AR-15 with thirty round, quick change magazines and bump stocks making them fully automatic.”

Blue Pup in PHX on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:08:45

“I don't know about cooler heads being the case so much as Americans being ADD when it comes to issues like these. If it isn't in the forefront, if it isn't torturing them to see, hear and have to cope with carnage,tragedy and heart-wrenching devastation they become obsessed about other things...they forget...

Ahhh, but here's the kicker: Until it happens again. And then Americans will have that a-ha moment once more and they'll lament, "Why wasn't anything ever done about this? Why does this keep happening? Why oh why are we losing in excess of 30,000 Americans each year to needless gun deaths?"

So, Eternal Vigilance, as much I am loath to say it, as much as it utterly sickens me to voice this sentiment aloud, it will happen again.

Past is prologue.

Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Pick your metaphorical idiom. Maybe we'll learn.... next time.”
U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:51:18 in Business

“Stay on topic.  Squirrel.  Squirrel.”

authorized-user on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:38:39

“Put your head back under the sand”
McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means

McDonald's May Not Quite Grasp What The Word 'Strike' Means

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:50:50 in Business

“Whaaaaat?  That is the question that I asked earlier.  Not every job at every company is a full-time position.  Are you daft?  You want to place that level of restriction on small business, who employ most people in this country?  You have absolutely no business sense at all.”

twarns on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:59:18

“BS. I have no problem with relief for small business owners. I have never stated anything to the contrary.”
Carrie Underwood Responds To 'Sound Of Music' Critics

Carrie Underwood Responds To 'Sound Of Music' Critics

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 09:49:32 in TV

“Did you read the verses I referenced?  What counts is the heart that is giving, not the amount.  Why would you refer to Jesus as a "she?"  You are not aware of history?”

Joe MMMMMM on Dec 10, 2013 at 11:43:54

“You think that you can be a billionaire and donate 1 dollar is just as good as poor person with a net worth of 10 dollars giving 1 dollar to the poor. Like I've said you don't have a clue as to who Jesus is. Clearly you think those tele-evangelists who take money from people on SSI are holy men! You don't know what Jesus was about not in the slightest or you would see that a good person gives until it hurts.”
U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:43:29 in Business

“Sure they did.  And Obama has contributed to the deficit and Obamacare will allow you to keep your health plan and costs will go down and . . . .”

imusintheevening on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:51:25

“Go find out for yourself at Treasury.gov”
U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

U.S. Government No Longer Owns GM Stock (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 05:40:46 in Business

“Wow you are the king today of ADD.  Stay on topic.”

authorized-user on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:11:34

“you are easily fooled by politicians and their whoppers”
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