“"Kids can't get jobs" in Italy - especially the south where unemployment is close to 90% - because a corrupt government encourages business to move up north where they get favors from their political friends like tax breaks. Sound like the GOP of the US to me.
I paid 1000 Lira for un' espresso before Italy went to the Euro but I didn't need a "wheelbarrel" of money to buy a TV.”
Fay Butler on Dec 26, 2014 at 23:54:18
“I have seen that for myself all across Europe, Frank. We tipped a waitress $4 in Budapest and so did the people with whom we had lunch but they used Hungarian money. They put 10,000 Hungarian on the table. Every river cruise and ocean cruise I've ever made throughout Europe in the last 15 years, employment news has been the same. Young people work from 5:30 am to 11 pm and make very little but say they have the best jobs available regardless of higher education. They all want to come to US. Many of them live with their parents and grandparents in old homes. In Greece they don't even bother to register births. Too expensive.”
“Finding someone with all the qualities of a good spouse AND agreeing to or believing in an open or "experimental" relationship is akin to finding life outside our solar system. You will be searching long and hard and probably without much success.”
AudriG on Jun 5, 2014 at 18:32:16
“I've known several people who've done this. Its not impossible. Online dating helps. I wonder what qualities you're looking for. Some things, like finding a religious person who's willing to have an open relationship, would be unlikely.”
“No that was called Henry Ford's assembly line and a living wage because he was smart enough to know that if his employees couldn't buy the car they were building, he wouldn't be in business much longer.”
“This has nothing to do with love and marriage. This has everything to do with money...once again.
The church has a position about gay marriage and conservative donors have a position about gay marriage. So the GOtP has to follow the money trail. Because if the insurance companies can reap another windfall by denying coverage to people who engage in risky activities (e.g. horseback riding, motorcycling, sky diving, hang gliding, skiing, etc), then not paying death benefits or providing health insurance to "unrecognized next of kin" will help them reap in more benefits. And the insurance business is just one of many guilty parties - I just used them for this example.
In another year or two we will have 50 states that allow gay marriage and this anti-homo movement will finally be put to rest...much like the anti-Obamacare movement.”
“"Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) believes there is "no responsible way to recreationally use" marijuana, saying he thinks legalization of the substance would be "bad for the country...."
I'm still waiting for the marijuana apocalypse to happen in Col. I'm sure $80+ million in new state revenues is probably making every one "cover up" all those people that quit their jobs and do nothing but smoke weed and eat Cocao Krispies all day....”
“If you don't use cash then nothing you have is safe. Every time you make a transaction electronically you are vulnerable - Target, Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, - it doesn't matter. If you are truly worried about security, then use cash and pay your bills the old fashioned way. if you like not carrying cash and paying bills online, then expect your data to be breached.”
bookreader451 on May 20, 2014 at 14:43:28
“If I use a credit card then I can see the transaction, deal with it and no one cleans out my accounts.”
“Its really a black eye on both American auto makers. Ford and GM are light years ahead of those stigmata mid/late 70's to 80's cars. The quality of the vehicles are on par with every foreign manufacturer (or at least the ones I have owned - GM & Foreign). Its a few major management decision that go bad and it sets them back 10 more years.”
“While I don't think you are off the beaten path by much, there are still some things that the government will always do much better. Govenor F.@.t.A.$.$ privatized the DMV in NJ and its a mess of epic proportions.”
“I'm a happy Costco shopper - and shareholder. I am perfectly fine with slower increases of profit from my shares of the company, knowing that there will always be a steady growth and that Costco does the right thing by its employees.
After seeing how companies like IBM & Cisco devastate their employees in the name of increased dividends, Costco was a welcome addition to my portfolio.”
Renee SquyresHouston on May 19, 2014 at 21:45:58
“That's cool. Glad to hear it. I love Costco. I was just stating what I'd read in a financial publication about the major shareholders and the pressure the owner faces, or did at the time of the article.”
“Great point about the double standard. The entire country is pretty much running on a double standard. But its no surprise that those with the power and money get the bail out and the working class get stuck holding the bag...”