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The 17 Dumbest Things Vegetarians Have To Deal With

The 17 Dumbest Things Vegetarians Have To Deal With

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 11:39:07 in Healthy Living

“18. When a friend reminds you virtually all soybean and soy products (tofu, etc) are genetically engineered mutant organisms, whereas his grass-fed, steroid/hormone/anti-biotic-free steak is not.”

prettyinpink0123 on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:09:07

“No, it's just stressed out flesh. (And you can't tell me that even if it lives a "happy" life, that these animals don't know what's coming on that big truck the get transported miles on to that slaughter house?)”

Sam Dog on Nov 7, 2013 at 20:43:46

“Actually no, if you look at any tofu in the store in the vegetarian sections they are ALL non gmo, clearly labeled across the package. They cater to their buyers, who are generally health conscious people.”

Yannic Dosenbach on Nov 7, 2013 at 16:03:11

“There are non-GMO soybean and soy products and they are about as widely spread as grass-fed, steroid/hormone/anti-biotic-free steak while still leaving a smaller biological footprint and not requiring the slaughter of animals.
I can play your game of logical and statistical deception as well: "When a friend reminds you virtually all steak comes from corn and soy-fed genetically engineered mutant organisms, whereas his steroid/hormone/anti-biotic-free tofu burger is not."”

EdLincoln on Nov 7, 2013 at 13:52:38

“Technically true. Cows aren't genetically modified. "Genetically engineered" doesn't mean the same thing as natural.”
80 Percent Want Minimum Wage Raised To $10.10 Per Hour: Poll

80 Percent Want Minimum Wage Raised To $10.10 Per Hour: Poll

Commented Aug 6, 2013 at 11:19:07 in Business

“You basically did.

$1.85/hour in 1972 equals $10.33 per hour today.”

Judi Hinton on Aug 12, 2013 at 07:06:41

“don't let actual evidence get in the way of convoluted thinking”
Should Walter White Die On 'Breaking Bad'? Bryan Cranston And More Discuss Final Episodes At TimesTalks

Should Walter White Die On 'Breaking Bad'? Bryan Cranston And More Discuss Final Episodes At TimesTalks

Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 07:48:23 in TV

“The tagline is, 'All bad things must come to an end.'

And WW is the baddest of the bad things...”
Robert Zimmerman Jr: 'What Makes People Angry Enough To Attack The Way Trayvon Did?'

Robert Zimmerman Jr: 'What Makes People Angry Enough To Attack The Way Trayvon Did?'

Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 11:14:45 in Black Voices

“Really? So let's say you're a woman walking alone at night and some dude is following you. Do you wait until he attacks? Or hit him with the pepper spray when he gets too close?

What about your stupid tag line, 'What the hell are YOU looking at?' Is that what you say to the guy following you at night? And when he says, 'I'm looking at you. You got a problem with that?' What's your move? 'Oh, okay, sir. I was just curious. I understand that, in America, you have the right to follow me, unless you're stalking me, which I can clearly see that you are not, and to also ask me about my business. Have a fine evening?'

If you're following ME at night, be prepared for a fast and violent 'stand your ground' confrontation.”
7 Iconic Brands That Just Vanished: 24/7 Wall St.

7 Iconic Brands That Just Vanished: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jul 7, 2013 at 18:41:40 in Business

“I still have a great camera from the mind of Minolta, and pictures I took with it at Bennigan's.”
Restaurant CEOs Are Paid 788 Times More Than Their Minimum Wage Workers: Analysis

Restaurant CEOs Are Paid 788 Times More Than Their Minimum Wage Workers: Analysis

Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 10:47:01 in Business

“The CEO of my 'real' gig makes 600 times more than me. (I've done the math.)

The corporation did over $40 billion in revenue last year.

My raise - the second highest in the house - was $0.28 per hour. Yes, 28 cents. And my title is 'specialist.' The non-specialists raked in an average raise of 11 cents per hour.

But we get a 10% discount on all purchases, so THE SYSTEM WORKS PERFECTLY!!!”

99er2049er on Jun 28, 2013 at 12:33:52

“That is ridiculous. My heart goes out to you and your co-workers. FYI I bring in all the revenue for my company and while my company is making record profits they will not give me a raise.”
Former Romney Adviser Greg Mankiw's Claim About The 1 Percent Debunked In One Chart

Former Romney Adviser Greg Mankiw's Claim About The 1 Percent Debunked In One Chart

Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 18:17:55 in Business

“Last year, the CEO of my 'real' gig earned 600 times more than me.

Also last year: I received the second highest raise in the house - 28 cents per hour.

See? The system works perfectly.”

garganto on Jun 25, 2013 at 19:01:36

“well...I tell ya...what is happening right now in America makes a convincing case for communism!...Workers of the world!...Unite!”

99er2049er on Jun 25, 2013 at 18:41:37

“I got nothing for the second year in a row in my company even though I bring in all the business. But the CEO is making bank. I feel warm and cozy at night thinking about this.”
Life Lessons Learned By Huff/Post50 Readers We Can All Use

Life Lessons Learned By Huff/Post50 Readers We Can All Use

Commented May 1, 2013 at 23:33:19 in Fifty

“Embrace these two facts: you're never gonna be rich, and most people are, to some degree, crazy.”
Unemployment Claims Drop, Rupert Murdoch's Tweet, And N.C.'s Looming Safety Net Cuts

Unemployment Claims Drop, Rupert Murdoch's Tweet, And N.C.'s Looming Safety Net Cuts

Commented Jan 18, 2013 at 08:09:48 in Politics

“The numbers are skewed. Temp holiday workers have been shed by the tens of thousands, but since they haven't been working for the same company for X number of months, (depending on the state,) they do not qualify for Unemployment Insurance and, hence, are not included in the involuntarily terminated total.

Or there's always the other possibility - that the vast majority of temp holiday workers have been kept on staff after Christmas for no apparent reason...”
Perfect Income for Happiness Around $161,000: Survey

Perfect Income for Happiness Around $161,000: Survey

Commented Dec 2, 2012 at 13:41:43 in Business

“'Money can't buy happiness, Lemon. It IS happiness.' ~ Jack Donaghy

Seriously, though - the goal should be long-term contentment, not short-term, always fleeting happiness.”
Boycott The NFL, Now

Boycott The NFL, Now

Commented Sep 25, 2012 at 13:54:49 in Sports

“Really? Just calling for this now?

I've been boycotting the NFL since the union ref lockout and hiring of scab workers.

And any union member who doesn't is a hypocrite.

Would SAG-AFTRA allow the hiring of scab talent during a strike? Would the WGA? The Teamsters? If the NHL locks-out the players union, will fans support the use of scab non-union players?

Oh, and, by the way, stop calling the scabs 'replacement refs.' A) union refs have NOT been replaced, they've been locked-out by billionaire owners, and B) they're scabs.”

RTIII on Sep 25, 2012 at 14:36:46

“What confuses me is: why are the players still playing?”
NYPD Gunfire In Empire State Building Shooting Wounded All Nine Bystanders, Says Ray Kelly

NYPD Gunfire In Empire State Building Shooting Wounded All Nine Bystanders, Says Ray Kelly

Commented Aug 25, 2012 at 15:16:11 in New York

“Next growth industry in America:

Designer bullet-resistant body armor. For those who want to be both safe and sexy.”
Mitt Romney Ad Criticizes Obama For Welfare Policy Romney Supported As Governor

Mitt Romney Ad Criticizes Obama For Welfare Policy Romney Supported As Governor

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 12:10:47 in Politics

“Can't argue with Willard on this one: Welfare is obviously 'just a handout' to poor Americans who want to work but can't because there are only 3.5 million job openings and over 25 million formerly-employed lazy bums who'd rather live la vida loca on a coupla hundred 'free stuff' dollars per week.”

greenie 61 on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:26:34

“frank, are you really that much of a lazy thinker?”

mynamesyow on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:21:43

“yeah the Repubs only support "Free Stuff" when it's Trillion Dollar Wars that get paid for on "Supplemental Spending Bills" (i.e., Chinese Credit Cards) that we're still paying for......
They just want the American Poor to be living in India-like Slums so they can save a few bucks for Doritos and Mt. Dew !”

WeMustDoBetter09 on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:14:47

“Duh, if the Republicans worked with Obama, we'd be doing great.
BLAME THE RIGHT - THE PARTY OF NO”
19 Things We Know More About Than Mitt Romney's Tax Returns

19 Things We Know More About Than Mitt Romney's Tax Returns

Commented Aug 7, 2012 at 11:59:49 in Politics

“The only thing Willard's tax returns will reveal is that he, like all uber-greedy patriotic 1%ers, did everything legally possible to pay the least amount of tax possible.

Nothing more than a case of 'just because you can, doesn't mean you should.'”

ez14livin on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:33:12

“how bout if romney made millions in industries which his "base" finds personally abhorrent?

knowing specifically HOW he made his money would force a substantial number of people to (finally?) admit their own hypocrisy and/or prejudice if they would still vote for him against their own self-professed principles and values”

Irmanator on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:17:22

“He flat out admitted aiding and abetting US tax evasion with his own words.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/18/1111487/-Romney-Admits-He-Helped-Foreigners-Avoid-US-Taxes
"The so-called offshore account in the Cayman Islands, for instance, is an account established by a U.S. firm to allow foreign investors to invest in U.S. enterprises and not be subject to taxes outside of their own jurisdiction,"
Or in other words "to help foreigners avoid paying the US taxes they should be paying".”

vivian777 on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:16:57

“NO RETURNS, NO VOTE.”

lw1 on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:13:06

“In the one partial year he's released a $100,000,000 omission of his Bermuda Assets has already been noted.

"The costs of not releasing the returns are clear," conservative columnist George Will said. "Therefore, he must have calculated there are higher costs to releasing them."”

AFRescue143 on Aug 7, 2012 at 12:03:59

“If that was the ONLY thing in there than Romney could turn the release of his Returns to his advantage just like Obama did with his BC. BUT, I believe as others do, that there is MUCH more in there than just paying LOW taxes.

The lasted idea is that Romney took advantage of a 2009 Tax Amnesty from the IRS for people who tried to hide offshore Assets and lied to the IRS. They were allowed Amnesty if they paid taxes on the money and paid a fine and the IRS promised to NOT release their names and then the IRS would NOT charge them with a felony.

Can you imagine if any Democrat, especially Obama had a single dollar in Off Shore assets or did even one small part of what Romney has done? You would not hear the end of it on Fox and Rush 24/7 all the way up to election day”
Jobs With The Biggest Talent Shortages: ManpowerGroup

Jobs With The Biggest Talent Shortages: ManpowerGroup

Commented Jul 10, 2012 at 14:07:38 in Business

“This isn't a surprise - what kid today dreams of being a machinist or engineer when he or she grows up? Or a mason? Or a plumber? Or a farm-hand? Or a coal miner? Or a shovel-ready any thing?

The more pressing issue is this: today, the BLS reports a total of 3.6 million job openings in the US, and we have over 25M unemployed, and another 1.5 million filing first-time Unemployment Insurance claims every month. So even if every job opening were filled today, we'd still have 22 million jobless fellow Americans with no hope of finding work in the near future and who are going broke fast.

What's the plan for them? Besides pretending they don't exist, I mean...”
McDonald's Employee Tells All (But Actually Likes His Job) On Reddit

McDonald's Employee Tells All (But Actually Likes His Job) On Reddit

Commented Jun 28, 2012 at 19:20:41 in Home

“Enjoy the job now, kids - the future of fast-food labor is total automation. Or as close to it as Big FF can get.

Of course, I'm one of 'those' people who only eats fast-food, at most, maybe once a year, if that, so...”
'Prometheus' Reviews: Ridley Scott's Blockbuster Gets Positive Notices From Critics

'Prometheus' Reviews: Ridley Scott's Blockbuster Gets Positive Notices From Critics

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 14:05:36 in Entertainment

“Thought it was great.

But - and I'm just saying - then I watched the first act of 'Alien vs Predator.'

Might make your eyebrows arch a little.”
John McCain Holds Obama 'Responsible' For Leaks, Calls For Investigation

John McCain Holds Obama 'Responsible' For Leaks, Calls For Investigation

Commented Jun 10, 2012 at 13:59:51 in Politics

“Funny - I wouldn't have gone with, 'Hey, peace lovin liberals and progressives: Vote For Me - I Have a Kill List.'

Which is why I'm not on the Committee to Re-Elect, obviously.”
Lana Kuykendall, Mom Recovering From Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Reunited With Twin Babies (VIDEO)

Lana Kuykendall, Mom Recovering From Flesh-Eating Bacteria, Reunited With Twin Babies (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 9, 2012 at 11:52:00 in Parents

“A bittersweet story indeed, but think about this:

The CDC reports there are about 12,000 cases of flesh-eating bacteria per year in the US. That's around 32 per day - and yet ya never hear about it.

Suddenly, Big Media reports on 3 cases within a few weeks. And, just as suddenly, the flesh-eating virus stories are gone.

Interesting, that.”

pepper1311 on Jun 9, 2012 at 14:28:16

“We tend to keep most things quiet. Why? Productivity! No one wants workers worried, in the 1950's parents had real worries over polio, government steps in and gives away vaccine ( shots) and the sugar cubes. I know I had mine ( both) in school and free.”
Barack Obama Tucks FLOTUS Into Bed At Night, Their Most Adorable PDA Moments (PHOTOS)

Barack Obama Tucks FLOTUS Into Bed At Night, Their Most Adorable PDA Moments (PHOTOS)

Commented May 30, 2012 at 16:52:30 in Black Voices

“Ah, so cute.

Now about that Kill List and targeted assassinations, and all males of military age in a strike zone being considered terrorists, and the immunity from prosecution for the Big Banksters who stole, and continue to steal, all our money, and...

I mean, oh look how cute and 'normal' they are...”
Jonathan Ive, Apple's Design Guru, On What Competitors Are Doing Wrong

Jonathan Ive, Apple's Design Guru, On What Competitors Are Doing Wrong

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 13:34:27 in Technology

“I live in the 9th largest city, been working a 'real' job that has me dealing with hundreds of people daily - mostly Upper Class - for just over a year, and, to this day, I've seen a total of one person using an iPad in public.

Just saying, with a zillion sold, ya think you'd see someone actually playing with the thing once in a while...”

camnhuff on Mar 12, 2012 at 17:11:09

“I am in MD, outside of DC. I see them everywhere - in my workplace, in coffee shops, on the metro, people on the street, in restaurants (particularly around lunch time on work days). I am often amazed at how many I see. I rarely have mine out in public, but many people do.”

eshot on Mar 12, 2012 at 14:22:33

“upper class people are upper class for a reason -- success comes mostly from intense focus and time management. their ipad is probably sitting on their nightstand or coffee table at home.”

davelavack on Mar 12, 2012 at 13:56:50

“you should really get out more...”

KarateKid on Mar 12, 2012 at 13:42:58

“I live in the NYC area, and I see them all over the place, especially in the city, whether in coffee houses, subways, buses, libraries, or restaurants, they are everywhere. My daughter has one, and while the movies and vids are outstandingly clear, I really don't see what else is so great about tablets in general. It's an awkward size to hold and carry around.”

Pectin on Mar 12, 2012 at 13:37:20

“"Just saying, with a zillion sold, ya think you'd see someone actually playing with the thing once in a while... "

Why? And what difference does it make?”
POLL: Tea Party, Occupy Movements Fail to Capture Americans' Hearts

POLL: Tea Party, Occupy Movements Fail to Capture Americans' Hearts

Commented Nov 20, 2011 at 00:57:48 in Religion

“Anyone who says 'poor people have become too dependent on government assistance programs' has never been a poor person trying to survive - not live, survive - on government assistance programs.

Sadly, the real problem is all the Big Corporations that have become too dependent on taxpayer assistance programs, like every 'defense' contract and oil 'subsidies' and 0% taxes and permission to break whatever laws at will without consequence and... and... I mean, it's those damn poor people livin la vida loca on the few peanuts of assistance they temporarily receive.

Nothing some more Upper Class tax relief and maybe the revocation of child labor laws can't cure though...”

CoffeeDrinker2 on Nov 20, 2011 at 03:31:56

“You are wrong about that. i was on government assistance at one time, and it is designed to keep you down and out. Only you can choose to do something about it.”
Not Until the Fat Lady Sings

Not Until the Fat Lady Sings

Commented Apr 1, 2008 at 19:11:58 in Politics

“Today, HRC compared herself to Rocky Balboa - a fictional character who LOST the big fight.

Get it? Even she knows her own future - fight a bloody match to the end, then lose.

Almost as bad as the neocrazies who think "24" is a documentary...”

jotunloki on Apr 1, 2008 at 22:22:10

“Don't refer to movies which you obviously didn't watch.”
From a Moment to a Movement

From a Moment to a Movement

Commented Sep 2, 2013 at 11:56:39 in Politics

“'So, enjoy your day off, and please remember that it didn't just happen randomly.'

Also remember: millions of us are laboring today so millions of you can enjoy your day off. Don't forget to tip your low wage server generously.”

Daniel Paulitska on Sep 2, 2013 at 14:08:52

“I always do - usually 20 percent tip”

JustBNice on Sep 2, 2013 at 12:05:43

“They should have a tip jar at McDonald's, etc. I'd put something in, just as I do at Mom & Pop sandwich/sub shops that have tip jars.”
Today's Jobs Report: Steady as She Goes, but She Needs to Go Faster

Today's Jobs Report: Steady as She Goes, but She Needs to Go Faster

Commented Jan 4, 2013 at 12:00:53 in Business

“155,000 jobs 'added' in December!

Also in December: 1.4 MILLION first-time Unemployment Insurance claims filed by involuntarily terminated workers who've held the same job for at least 9 to 18 months, depending on the state.

Am I missing the glass-is-half-full part?”

Htoja on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:54:18

“155,000 net job gain.”
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