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Costco, Nordstrom Refuse To Ruin Thanksgiving

Costco, Nordstrom Refuse To Ruin Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 00:45:05 in Business

“Actually my local grocery store closed at 4pm, which is reasonable.”
10 Reasons You Should Definitely Invite Kids To Your Wedding

10 Reasons You Should Definitely Invite Kids To Your Wedding

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 06:07:07 in Weddings

“And #11 kids cramming cake in their mouths with their hands”
10 Reasons You Should Definitely Invite Kids To Your Wedding

10 Reasons You Should Definitely Invite Kids To Your Wedding

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 06:05:01 in Weddings

“It's all about #4, passed out kids + open bar = fun wedding”
Sandra Ballentine Was 'Addicted' To Salon Blowouts, Once Spent $250 On Them Weekly

Sandra Ballentine Was 'Addicted' To Salon Blowouts, Once Spent $250 On Them Weekly

Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 04:57:22 in Style

“true”

Parade Keegan on Oct 27, 2013 at 14:03:36

“Thank you.”
Walmart Workers Strike At Miami-Area Store

Walmart Workers Strike At Miami-Area Store

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 21:30:55 in Business

“Wow, judgmental aren't we. I got hired by Walmart once. They promised me at least 33 hours/week at a pay rate which was 2/3 the pay of my last job, and bc I wanted to work, I sucked up my pride and accepted it. Then I saw my schedule and they gave me 16 hours. (no limits on work availability) Excuse me but how can anyone survive on $150/week?! At which point I quit, because I was better off on unemployment.”

Milly Combs on Oct 18, 2013 at 22:23:52

“Then sorry for you, however, I too work in the service industry, hotel specific, and it's the same thing. Over 3/4 of the employees give us what hours they're available to work, then expect full time hours. I'm sorry, but I guess I'm just old school, and you want full time then you are available 24/7 if that's what is required.”
Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 20:15:31 in Business

“That's It! I have been trying forever to sign up for Obamacare and it glitches at the section where I try to enter family member information. Screw this, I want MEDICARE FOR ALL.”

zunguri on Oct 18, 2013 at 20:18:47

“Shh! it is not yet time to reveal the next step.”
Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 23:39:20 in Politics

“look at the polls she's at 60% approval this is AFTER we all know her dirty laundry”

pdoug3032 on Oct 11, 2013 at 23:47:48

“Oh God, the polls....oh then she must be the one to win...60% approval oh wow ...  OK we are 3 years away.   Yes, let's hope she doesn't stroke out again.”
Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 23:38:07 in Politics

“OK I'm a true-blue San Francisco liberal but even I can see that gay rights are only important to the solid left base. i'm not saying gay rights aren't important, but fact is mainstream America is not that concerned about it, along with many minorities who vote Dem but also don't really care about gay rights. I don't think Christie's antigay statements is going to hurt him nationally.”
Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 23:32:55 in Politics

“No we're not. I prefer a D president but I would be OK if Christie were President. He's the best the R's have right now. I was highly impressed by his actions following Hurricane Sandy. He's practical not ideological. I like realists.”
Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 23:28:47 in Politics

“unless he has to run against Hillary. Hillary is pretty much unbeatable if she runs”

llovelymummy on Oct 12, 2013 at 02:54:40

“Wish I could make up my mind between Warren and |Hills.”

pdoug3032 on Oct 11, 2013 at 23:32:41

“we'll see.  ”
Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 23:27:57 in Politics

“I like Christie and I'm as liberal as they come. I admire any politician who gets things done regardless of ideology. However, it's going to be a rough slog for him to get out of the primaries....and also if Hilary runs as the Dem nominee he's got no chance. Frankly, I wouldn't run against Hillary no matter what party I belonged to.”
Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Cruz, Paul And Rubio Rally Faithful, But Christie Is On Democrats' Minds

Commented Oct 11, 2013 at 23:25:30 in Politics

“his speaking style is like Chris Matthews, I find both highly entertaining. He's only a bully if you aren't up to speed on the issues and you can't answer a quesiton properly in a debate”

Floridaval on Oct 12, 2013 at 10:41:30

“You know, the style of debate where people are put down, interrupted, and screamed at is not acceptable to me. Many times I don't even like what Matthews is doing, and he doesn't hold a public office. It's counterproductive. Debates are not game shows where your answers have to be belted out to win first place.”
Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 01:46:44 in Politics

“i will concede your first point, because we're off the gold standard the actual "value" of our currency is based somewhat on our country's productivity but also a lot on the market's "perception" of the value of our currency. Nonetheless the US defaulting on our debt for the first time ever, would severely shake the world's "perception" of the value of the US currency. Add to that, the fact that many other countries peg their currencies to ours and generally have monetary policy that mirrors ours, = disaster and global recession in half a year”

2center on Oct 10, 2013 at 16:15:05

“It's not a default unless we truly "walk away" from paying the bills, interest, or redeem the bonds.

Redeeming the bonds is not at issue here. As one bond matures, another can be sold without any increase in the authorization level.

And since we can print money (or cut checks) legally to our heart's content, we can pay bills and interest - we just can't sell bonds to pull the equivalent cash out of the market. But all selling bonds does is shift the increase in the dollars outstanding to M2 instead of M1 since we then turn around and print money / cut checks.

I'm not saying this is a good thing - it's just the realities of the situation. In truth, the really bad thing is that we have to "create" the money to either print it / cut checks OR sell the extra bonds, which is inflationary in either case.”
Republican Party's Rating Plummets To 'Record Low'

Republican Party's Rating Plummets To 'Record Low'

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 01:38:34 in Politics

“it's a shame. I'm left to the core but 2 heads are always better than one. Our country works best with 2 functioning and productive political parties. The way it's going most independents will be absorbed into the Democrat party.”
Republican Party's Rating Plummets To 'Record Low'

Republican Party's Rating Plummets To 'Record Low'

Commented Oct 10, 2013 at 00:03:58 in Politics

“Every Independent I know has voted Democrat the last 3 elections. GOP is shrinking itself into non-existence”

Arthur Spooner on Oct 10, 2013 at 00:25:04

“I voted a straight Democratic ticket for the first time in my life. I used to vote Repubican at the local and state level all the time. Not any more. That apple is rotten to the core.”
Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 02:49:15 in Politics

“just paid attention for half the semester I see. Continuing your story, all those unpaid debts will get us downgraded from AAA+. No one is going to buy our future bonds, cuz they're not secure, they're like Junk bonds! May as well play the lottery! Printing more currency when there is no actual value behind it, will cause currency deflation. Then we'll have inflation, everything will cost 10x as much because our currency is worth 5x less. (real life example: USSR in the 80s) I am genuinely curious as to how you came up with your theory above.”

2center on Oct 9, 2013 at 10:39:17

“There is no actual value behind our currency now. And we are already experiencing high inflation (the real deal - not the doctored numbers the CBO puts out using a flawed formula.)

And all you have to do is look at the legal definition of the "debt ceiling".

Selling more bonds increases the money supply, too - although it's M2 and not M1 like checks would be.”
Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 01:50:02 in Politics

“Excuse me, Democrats have already compromised. We took Ryan's budget number didn't we? Now remind me again how Republicans have compromised. Oh that's right, they're too busy threatening to tank the world economy.”
Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:30:38 in Politics

“oh really?
Obamacare has no public option---the GOP way
this year's budget is the lower number--the GOP way
cuts to entitlement spending--the GOP way
Democrats are always compromising---how about the GOP stop acting like spoiled babies? stop saying Democrats are not compromising just because they didn't bend over and give away the whole farm, it is patently untrue”
Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:26:55 in Politics

“Totally, what we have here is 15 insane Teapartiers threatening to tank the world economy because they are sore losers and can't repeal Obamacare the regular way, which is pass a new law repealing the old law.”

EyeHeartUCLA on Oct 8, 2013 at 19:54:15

“They certainly were losers over 40 times as well.”
Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Obama Reiterates That He Won't Negotiate Until Debt Ceiling Is Raised And Shutdown Is Ended

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:24:21 in Politics

“Or even simpler, we pass a new Amendment that says if Congress can't pass a budget and shuts govt down, all seats are now up for re-election. That would motivate them to compromise and get things done. None of this 4-6 months nonsense.”
John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Not Threatening Default Would Be 'Unconditional Surrender'

John Boehner On Debt Ceiling: Not Threatening Default Would Be 'Unconditional Surrender'

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:20:55 in Politics

“Good grief Boehner, get your people under control already. You have no one to blame but yourselves for letting the far right fringe become superstars in your party.”
Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:04:55 in Business

“they are against socialist programs, except for when it comes their own family's Welfare, WIC, Medicare, Medicaid, VA benefits and SS. The ignorance is mind-boggling.”

knotmick on Oct 8, 2013 at 18:08:11

“I am suprised their handlers haven't reined them in.  Bonds are already being dumped. ”
Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:03:40 in Business

“Well we all know, math is not exactly their strong suit”
Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 17:00:29 in Business

“Then Dems should turn right around and counterimpeach the GOP Congress for violating the Constitution. Honestly, threatening to tank the world economy just because you don't like a law that has been already been passed and you don't have to votes to pass another law to repeal the first one, is tantamount to treason and should be a federal crime.”
Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Small Corner Of Wall Street Starts To Panic Over The Debt Ceiling

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 16:57:45 in Business

“Nah, if R's try to default, Obama can declare a State of Emergency and use the 14th to forcibly fund the govt. It's sad that we will have to go this route (bc funding the govt is really supposed to be Congress' job, not the Executive Branch) but we can all see that R's see "compromise" and "democracy" as weakness, they only sit still after you show them the stick.”
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