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Video Games Not To Blame For Youth Unemployment, Says Federal Reserve Economist

Video Games Not To Blame For Youth Unemployment, Says Federal Reserve Economist

Commented Oct 18, 2011 at 19:53:35 in Business

“Small world. I also worked at Meijer when I was 16-17 but at the Holland location on Waverly. I worked in the photo lab developing negatives. Fast forward 13+ years and I'm getting laid off in two weeks. Crippling student loan debt. Applying for grad school to give me a fighting chance in a more developing industry. I grew up in that area, born in Zeeland. Haven't lived there since I was 18 though when I moved out to Chicago, then NYC, now Seattle.”
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Mitchell Wilson Suicide: Boy's Death Raises Bullying Concerns

Commented Sep 29, 2011 at 14:17:26 in Canada

“Prison is the worst place to send a person as an option for repentance. The Canadian justice system is more of a restorative program than the US' retributive system where the convicted are taught the impact of their actions and nothing more than regret and remorse can effectively change a person's past conduct. Sending this kid, even though he's done something terrible, into a prison with people who are not much different than his mentality will only further embold his actions against others. When he gets out, he'll be resentful of the people who sent him there and continue his life lashing out at people. Look at the statistics.”
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29,000 Somali Children Under 5 Dead In Famine: U.S. Official

Commented Aug 4, 2011 at 16:00:09 in World

“Sociopathic much?”
Minimum Wage, Overtime Laws Due For Reform: Republicans

Minimum Wage, Overtime Laws Due For Reform: Republicans

Commented Jul 14, 2011 at 15:19:33 in Politics

“I am also salaried and do not get paid for time beyond my scheduled time. My employer does not give reviews or promotions or bonuses. What's my incentive to work overtime? To not get fired?”

RyaPdc on Jul 14, 2011 at 15:34:34

“Your incentive should be to find a new employer.”
Yair Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister's Son, Creates Facebook Ruckus With Arab, Muslim Posts

Yair Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister's Son, Creates Facebook Ruckus With Arab, Muslim Posts

Commented Jun 24, 2011 at 15:21:42 in World

“""Terror has a religion and it's Islam." Seems to me nearly 100% of terrorists are muslims. Verdict TRUE."

I didn't know Tim McVey, Eric Rudolph, Terry Nichols, Lucas Helder, Scott Roeder and Joseph Stack were Muslim too.”
Was the Hipster Really All That Bad?

Was the Hipster Really All That Bad?

Commented Apr 19, 2011 at 11:07:59 in Arts

“I read this article before it was even published.”
Chris Christie Heads To Chicago, Wants To Lure Illinois Businesses To New Jersey

Chris Christie Heads To Chicago, Wants To Lure Illinois Businesses To New Jersey

Commented Feb 4, 2011 at 13:28:31 in Chicago

“It is true that Chicago has more murders per capita than NYC and LA but nearly 90% of these violent crimes happen in South Chicago around 140th st. That's like saying Manhattan is dangerous because of the crime that happens in the Bronx or Bed-Stuy.”
Woman Addicted To Eating Couch Cushions (VIDEO)

Woman Addicted To Eating Couch Cushions (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 21, 2011 at 07:45:09 in Home

“I ate fiberglass insulation. It wasn't cotton candy like the guy said... my tummy itches.”
Maryland Terrorism Arrest: Man Arrested For Plotting To Blow Up Military Recruitment Center

Maryland Terrorism Arrest: Man Arrested For Plotting To Blow Up Military Recruitment Center

Commented Dec 8, 2010 at 13:44:18 in Politics

“*buddhist

Where do you get information from? This comment is so out of touch with reality I'm going to take it as satire.”

SlimPickins79 on Dec 8, 2010 at 13:46:54

“to make it clear it was satire he should have blamed Atheists...”
Tennessee GOPer Curry Todd: Illegal Immigrants Will Multiply 'Like Rats' (VIDEO)

Tennessee GOPer Curry Todd: Illegal Immigrants Will Multiply 'Like Rats' (VIDEO)

Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 13:27:01 in Politics

“Yes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com//2010/11/11/tea-partiers-protest-clean-water-bladder-cancer_n_781059.html”
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How Bad Is McDonald's Food?

Commented Oct 8, 2010 at 13:37:21 in Healthy Living

“I'd also like to add Patrick that animals, specifically cows, do not survive much more than 6 months on corn only diets. Their stomachs rot and are not exposed to nutrition. They develop diseases and deficiencies. To extend the lifespan on this diet, the cows are injected with a boat load of unclinical antibiotics.”

Patrick M on Oct 8, 2010 at 14:35:20

“Yes, the corn feeding (and everything that goes along with it at the feed lots) to accelerate the bulk and fat is absolutely un-natural, and quite disgusting.

Fan # 1.”
'Do Not Vote For My Dad': John Mantooth Daughter Jan Schill Campaigns AGAINST Oklahoma Judicial Bid

'Do Not Vote For My Dad': John Mantooth Daughter Jan Schill Campaigns AGAINST Oklahoma Judicial Bid

Commented Jul 27, 2010 at 08:16:48 in Politics

“Dorothy Mantooth is a SAINT!!!”

CamBrown99 on Jul 27, 2010 at 08:22:46

“I'm going to take her out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.”
Climber Left To Die After Reaching Top Of Mount Everest

Climber Left To Die After Reaching Top Of Mount Everest

Commented Jun 2, 2010 at 12:19:04 in World

“It's more like their life or both your/their life.”
Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Commented May 1, 2010 at 20:27:42 in Comedy

“Yeah, you are right. Has the dialogue in his films been as edgy since Pulp Fiction? He's been influenced too heavily by Rodriquez, IMHO.”
Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Commented May 1, 2010 at 20:24:13 in Comedy

“"True Romance (1993), a film written by the pair and originally to be directed by Tarantino, was sold off in order to finance Reservoir Dogs. Unlike with the earlier film, True Romance had a larger portion of the film influenced by Avary's writing, but he was left uncredited by Tarantino. It was not the first - or last time - this happened"

True Romance - 1993 - UNCREDITED”
Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Commented May 1, 2010 at 20:22:24 in Comedy

“Where in my comment does it say I said he was left out of Pulp Fiction, MORON?”
Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Did Tarantino Steal 'Reservoir Dogs' From An 80's Hong Kong Action Flick? (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 30, 2010 at 20:12:36 in Comedy

“Roger Avery wrote the dialogue for Reservoir Dogs, True Romance and Pulp Fiction. Avery has been known to be left out of the credits, even though doing most of the writing, while Tarantino takes full credit.”

Darby Green on Apr 30, 2010 at 22:16:01

“Avery won the Oscar for Pulp Fiction MORON! How's that being left out.”

fds on Apr 30, 2010 at 20:38:19

“Avary is credited. I don't know where you get your information.”

sixtiessoul on Apr 30, 2010 at 20:23:10

“It is left generally unclear where what credit lies line-by-line, as Tarantino purchased a couple of the sub-stories of Pulp Fiction from Avery. But if you watch "Killing Zoe" it's pretty telling style-wise line-by-line who wrote what...”
Unpaid Internship Regulations: U.S. Department Of Labor Releases New Criteria

Unpaid Internship Regulations: U.S. Department Of Labor Releases New Criteria

Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 12:54:05 in College

“There definitely needs to be accountability when it comes to unpaid internships. If you are an unpaid intern, you are not protected from any human rights, conditions or harassment violations. There are companies that abuse the system of unpaid interns to do free work that would otherwise cost them. I've worked numerous internships in New York (with 5 years post college exp) to boost my network connection and gain experience to NYC. One particular company brought me on to transcribe footage for a show. Because they refused to pay for transcriptions, the paid PA's and AP's outsourced it to about 30 interns. 8 hours of typing words from DVDs into Word. No other "experience".

Later, I was told that the company didn't want to pay for transcribing and the interns were just the bridge to fill that void. When I interviewed, I was told I would have a "good" chance of landing a paid gig. I took my chance and finished my 3 months and was promised to be in touch. That was a year ago.

Because paid work is nil in this city to someone fresh and no connections, I landed 4 more unpaid internships. Again, I was told that a paid job was highly likely and put in a room to transcribe footage sometimes using my own computer.

Depending on the industry, companies will take advantage and it's dehumanizing to the individual(s). Not everyone needs the experience. Sometimes its about getting a job.”
Tweets In The News: 11 Memorable News-Making Tweets

Tweets In The News: 11 Memorable News-Making Tweets

Commented Apr 8, 2010 at 11:31:52 in Technology

“On the Horizon Group Realty lawsuit:
An ex-girlfriend of mine lived in an apartment in Edgewater. Horizon filed a lawsuit against her for breaking her contract. They are suing her for the months rent left on her contract (even though she no longer lives there). The punch to the gut about this lawsuit is that she moved out because one of Horizon’s employees unlocked her door and walked into her apartment at one o’clock in the morning. If it wasn’t for the fact that she had two male guests sleeping in the living room that frightened the lobby attendant away, the intruder probably would have raped/killed her.”
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Jim Bunning Repeatedly Blocks Unemployment Benefits Extension, Tells Dem 'Tough Shit'

Commented Feb 26, 2010 at 10:47:51 in Politics

“I was on unemployment for 13 months. Currently reside in New York City. The benefits I received from the state were equal to less than half the wages I was earning prior. Because of this, I had to sell nearly everything I owned that I didn't immediately need to work. I had two credit cards that I maxed out to over $5k. I had to break lease on my apartment and move into a living room of a 3 person apartment with no privacy for 8 months. This was not a choice that I decided to "not work". This was my reality. I applied to nearly 2000 jobs during the course of these 13 months and I have documentation to back that up. I was a week away from my benefits ending when I got a call back from a company and was hired. The only reason why I was hired is because they landed a huge contract the month before. This was the second time I applied to this company in 4 months. If someone with a college degree and 5 years post-college professional experience can go 13 months without finding a job in the biggest city in this country, this is external problem.”
FORT HOOD SHOOTINGS: Breaking News Updates, Video

FORT HOOD SHOOTINGS: Breaking News Updates, Video

Commented Nov 6, 2009 at 02:32:59 in Politics

“Compassion and forgiveness are the most important things to understand the world. Alienating and demonizing people for their acts only perpetuates the ignorance and misunderstanding of these incidents. What I still find amazing when in 2006, the Amish community publicly forgave and decided not to press charges against the suspect and the family. Not quite something you hear often in this society.”