“Maybe the people on twitter should turn off their tvs, get off their couches, and flip and tumble their way down the hall. I bet their hair would look a heck of a lot worse than hers...because hers looks perfect! Seriously, it's pulled back into the same bun as all the other gymnasts. Clipped in the same way. There might be one strand loose since, you know, she is rotating her body at a speed that would make me ill.
Keep on doing what you do, Gabby. If the worst people on Twitter can say is that your hair looks bad when it doesn't, they're desperate.”
“That's not my point. My point was that it's difficult, not impossible, to pay of debts the longer they go on, and thus the for the rise of the deficit in the last two years cannot be blames solely on the president or the Congress of the past two years. I fully agree with your original posting.”
dancerrrrr93 on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:54:39
“msgirl: I know. I fully agree with that.”
msgirlintn on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:50:15
“dance, That's why revenue has to be raised in this country.”
“Debt increases exponentially. Confused about what that means? Let's use a nice, simple equation, such as: x^y, or x to the power of y. What does that mean? Let us say that x=the debt. With every year that it passes, the debt is multiplied by the original number. This is how interest works, by the way, except more complicated. So: if the debt starts, at, let's say $10 (x), by year two (y) the debt would be $100. By year three we've reached a $1000. By year 8 we've reached $100,000,000 (one hundred million). By year 10, we've reached 10 billion. Between years 8-10, very little can be done to stop the upward trend, especially if we need to keep borrowing money to pay our previous debt.”
stevec2nd on Jul 14, 2011 at 02:57:49
“No, it doesn't work like that. You are describing a doubling or squaring, not a compounding interest rate. It is irresponsible to present simple compound interest like this, and no, $10 in debt is not going to turn into $100 million in debt(in eight years), unless you some kind of serious coupon rate going on. Why do you people do this stuff? There are too many uneducated people out there who will fall for this clap trap.”
stevec2nd on Jul 14, 2011 at 02:07:41
“No, not quite. The interest is added to the principle each year, then multiplied by the interest rate again. This total is then multiplied by the interest rate again, and so on, once each year for however many years the terms of the note or account lives. If it is compounded monthly, the amount by which the previous total is multipied by(monthly) is 1/12th of the annual interest rate. What you have described is not compounding interest per se, it is "squaring" or doubling. 10x10x10x10x10x.....x10. To suggest, as you just did, that a $10 debt becomes a $100 million dollar debt at year eight is pretty damn stupid. Trouble is, the tea party is full of enough stupid people to believe this prattle. This again explains why the republicans since Ronald Reagan have slowly but surely been dismantling the educational opportunities in this country, so there will be fewer and fewer people who can figure out what is going on, and more and more who will listen, with eyes glassed over, to your "trickle-down" math explanation of the debt.”
msgirlintn on Jul 14, 2011 at 01:36:21
“dance, So your answer is to just not pay the bills that Bush and the Repubs have already spent the money for? How very "conservative" of you!”
“This article kind of misrepresents the op-ed, to be honest. It's actually reasonable if you read it. She's makes the point that it's passionate sex that has been lost, as it's been replaced by a culture that glorifies sex (advertisements, movies, etc) to the extent that it has lost its place as 'special'. The way it has been presented picks a few lines that make a claim and fail to back it up, as she does in her editorial. For example, our ridiculous fascination with sex scandals? The huge push to revoke abortion rights? She makes these points as evidence for her first point, and points to social networking and instant communication as alienating and replacing real relationships as evidence the second claim highlighted by the article.”
Vicki Larson on Aug 8, 2011 at 09:45:53
“I would agree that passionate sex is missing. This is the booty call-hookup generation, after all. Not to say that you can't find passion from that, but old-fashioned romance — the seduction and courting and dating (and not being asked via text) — is dying or may be already dead. That is sad, and I can see how some people may long for it.
Decades of dating while building up your career or looking for "The One" (and that's a big mistake) is exhausting, and you can get jaded by your 30s.
Sex isn't over by any stretch of the imagination, but like everything else it has morphed into something we're still adjusting to. As long as there are men and women around (and men and men, and women and women), there will pretty much be sex.”
stoney1215 on Jul 15, 2011 at 22:51:13
“if sex has lost its place as special i for one am glad . the idea that sex is special is misplaced and gives women bad reason for having sex . for years women were taught that sex is special and should only be done with someone they love . this thought process makes women believe that sex is the same thing as love . love is what is special . love can make sex better but sex can never make love better . women should be taught to have sex because they want to . have sex because they enjoy it . not have sex because they love someone .”
“Excuse me? Sending a child to daycare when they are 3 so that you can work to support them is not 'dumping them when the cuteness wears off.' I was raised by two parents, both of whom worked. I went to preschool/daycare when I was 3 so that mom and dad could make money to pay the bills. I don't feel that I was 'dumped'. Parents need to make practical decisions that benefit the whole family, and access to good quality daycare (such as that available in many European countries) make those decisions much easier. And just because the parents acted responsibly by having a child when they couldn't afford it or didn't want it DOES NOT MEAN that the child should be punished. As I said, good quality daycare alleviates many of these problems by giving women (who tend to bear the brunt of the responsibility of having a child) a way to support themselves and their child.
Furthermore, you may not agree to PP's approach to contraceptives, but until our community health centers and health departments are actually enlarged, low income women have nowhere else to go to get basic care and cancer screening. PP is literally the only place that offers these services to women without insurance.”
“It's ridiculous. They want to cut ALL funding for Planned Parenthood, even though they've already stopped all federal funding for abortions anyway. But cutting ALL FUNDING for Planned Parenthood? They provide preventative care, prenatal care, contraception, counseling, pap smears, mammograms...basically women's health services for women who don't have enough money for insurance, since there's no universal healthcare or any other way for these women to get screen for things like cancer. It's disgusting what the Republicans are doing. They're cutting off health services for the women who really need them, and meanwhile, Viagra is covered by insurance and birth control isn't, except for under the Obama healthcare law, which has not yet come into effect. Apparently not only are women too weak to make their own decisions about their body, they also must be in a certain income bracket to get screened for cervical cancer.”
Purcy on May 11, 2011 at 01:00:03
“Wonderful guy that Daniels huh? The people who voted for him should hang their heads in shame - then get him out of office.”
“Taxes by the rich provide a service for those who need both parents to work to support a family. I would rather have my tax money providing cheap or free, good quality childcare than building predator drones.
Now, if you're saying that anyone below a certain tax bracket shouldn't be having children, that is a different issue entirely, one which reveals a lot about your sense of morality.”
mikey09 on May 13, 2011 at 09:29:54
“First, PP does NOT service the majority of low income women in this country...there is not a PP clinic within 150 miles one way from my community. Selfish parents who don't think beyond their own personal desires are the one's who punish their own children when they bring them into the world incapable of providing even the most basic of necessities.....”
mikey09 on May 11, 2011 at 10:01:45
“I don't favor the PP approach to contraceptives and healthcare, much prefer enlarging our community health departments, county health departments...but bc should be free and available...but what do we do with people who will still act irresponsibly and bring kids into the world they are incapable of taking care of, in lots of cases didn't really want to begin with......but agree, dislike spending money on wars, drones, and a bunch of other stuff. Sad to say, often times, people think having a kid will be cute and fun, then reality sets in, you can compare it to the people who think those St. Bernard puppies are so cute, then dump them or worse when the cuteness wears off....same mentality...sad isn't it.”
“Oh yeah. What a horrible country, providing free or subsidized day care after giving extensive paid maternity leave.”
Austro-libertarian on May 8, 2011 at 18:44:27
“Um, free? What's special about Scandinavian countries is that everyone is ensl4ved to everyone... What does paying for a service voluntarily and paying for a service through taxation have in common? Neither are free. There's no such thing as a free lunch... and daycare.... "I'm gonna have kids so that I can hand my kids over to strangers"...”
"Here's how to spend half an hour doing hair and makeup, the way your guy likes it. But he actually likes it when you wear no makeup. So you should put makeup on that nobody will notice, and that looks natural. Here's how to do it in five minutes!"”
“And anyway, "clever" is not exactly a good description of shooting a basket.”
TILL on Sep 12, 2010 at 15:10:11
“Gman said: What we need is a president, not an athlete. Shooting three point shots may be clever, but it doesn’t put anybody to work.” Gman is not clever with words or ideas, but when it comes to doing Rove work on his enemies, he's clever.”
“I don't know...anti-colonial sounds like a pretty good attitude to me.
"Hey, I'm against going in and taking over other people's land for my own gain"
"How dare you? That's what's morally acceptable! That's why Britain is still the greatest empi-...oh. Yeah. About that."”
Longtimeliberal on Sep 12, 2010 at 14:52:44
“This is the neo-con view about taking over the world.”
“I am Jewish...Reform in fact. And I think female rabbis are fantastic, hence the orange on the seder plate comment. And really, I find do find it rude. Remember how everyone started getting bent out of shape when the Republicans called us the 'Democrat Party'? This is the same. You can accuse me of splitting hairs, which perhaps I am, but names are important. They belie subtle clues as to the writer's/speaker's views of the subject involved.
And yes, it was stereotypical thinking, although which stereotype you are thinking of I am not entirely sure. All of it, however, could have been avoided by reading my last comment and employing a little bit of common sense.”