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Orlando Bloom As Batman? Actor Rumored To Be 'Odds-On' Favorite To Take On Superhero Role

Orlando Bloom As Batman? Actor Rumored To Be 'Odds-On' Favorite To Take On Superhero Role

Commented Aug 13, 2013 at 14:16:45 in Entertainment

“Orlando Bloom's responsible for ruining countless films including Elizabethtown and Troy. If they cast him for this film add it to the list, anyone who's read the Frank Miller comics knows that Josh Brolin would be great for the part as an older, more rugged Batman.”
Koala Photo Shows Forest Destroyed By Loggers, Animal's Heartbreak After Losing Home

Koala Photo Shows Forest Destroyed By Loggers, Animal's Heartbreak After Losing Home

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 13:25:33 in Green

“If hemp production were deregulated so mass harvesting would be easier I wonder how many trees similar to the Koala's home wouldn't have to be cut?”
Mike White, Rite-Hite CEO, Warns Employees Of 'Personal Consequences' If Obama Reelected

Mike White, Rite-Hite CEO, Warns Employees Of 'Personal Consequences' If Obama Reelected

Commented Oct 27, 2012 at 14:12:12 in Business

“The only reason a rich person who owns a company hires people is because they need to, not because of altruistic reasons. This is the premise behind trickle down economics that started under President Reagan, continued under Bush 43 and is being pushed by Romney. They want you to believe that if you put more money in their pockets, out of the kindness of their hearts they're going to use this extra money to hire more people and spend more money. False! This is the furthest from the truth! The reality is the extra money they save goes into their mutual funds, stock portfolios, any savings programs that will give them a return on their savings. I used to own a small retail business and saw this consumer behavior first hand. It's the middle class who fuels consumer spending, not the rich. If conservative activists who owned corporations truly cared about people and just as importantly about their country, they wouldn't spend millions of dollars on political ads trying to remove President Obama from the White House while trying to persuade their employees to vote for the candidate that only helps their boss and instead would spend those millions to hire thousands of more people or donate it to charities. Greed isn't moral. Greed isn't ethical. Greed is evil. So is manipulating your employees into voting for the candidate whose policies would only help the employer and would increase the struggles of the employees.”

vonnie13 on Oct 31, 2012 at 18:01:36

“Cyrus, you are right on point, NOW the real question is do we want another 4 years of republicans pushing their special get rich agenda's. People are being fooled but don't even realize. Ask the people who lost their jobs because of bain capitol run by romney. Maybe we should ALL move to China since that's where romney has our jobs out sourced to.”
Obama 'Offended The Bayonet Community' With 'Horses And Bayonets' Comment: TMZ

Obama 'Offended The Bayonet Community' With 'Horses And Bayonets' Comment: TMZ

Commented Oct 23, 2012 at 16:32:50 in Small Business

“Are there fewer bayonets being used in combat now versus 1916? It's a rhetorical question with the obvious answer being yes. The only people making an issue out of this are conservatives who are desperate to turn a winning moment by President Obama into a controversial one, which it isn't.”

jimbo17 on Oct 23, 2012 at 16:55:11

“Exactly! How can thinking, educated people take these conservatives and pundits seriously?
Obama's response to such an ignorant statement was spot on.....”

ksmeltzer69 on Oct 23, 2012 at 16:51:17

“What about about the"BINDER FULL OF WOMEN" comment from last weeks? Seems to me the dems made that a controversy that shouldn't of been!!”

aviationr on Oct 23, 2012 at 16:41:31

“Not a winning moment. O appeared juvenile in his response. BTW they are using horses in Afghanistan and the military still issues bayonets fyi”

duriostellaj on Oct 23, 2012 at 16:38:05

“winning number. Where exactly besides HP. RCP has Romeny ahead, as do most individual polls.”

AbsoluteTruthiness on Oct 23, 2012 at 16:37:22

“They're a sad bunch, aren't they?”
Center For Surf Research At San Diego State University Is First Of Its Kind

Center For Surf Research At San Diego State University Is First Of Its Kind

Commented Dec 5, 2011 at 11:19:23 in Los Angeles

“Until an answer can be found for a sport with a very limited resource, I hope you do understand that you're exploiting a sport that is dealing with very serious issues of overcrowding. Not to mention most of the money being made in the surf industry is by just a handful of people who own and operate the apparel and hardgood companies, with the bulk of "employees" barely making above minimum wage. It's good to know that tax payers are not funding this Center for Surf Research, although I am curious to know who can afford to donate to a research center like this given the global economic crises and how billions of people are struggling globally while money is being poured into a program aimed at increasing knowledge about surf tourism. I understand your intentions are probably positive, however just know that full perspective is needed here and to make arguments about how the surf industry is some economic giant (citing the Gold Coast as an example is questionable given its population is less than half of the San Diego area) that deserves money being spent for research seems pretty silly. In the end it is an individual sport that people should enjoy for themselves, not continually exploited. Thanks.”

Jess Ponting on Dec 5, 2011 at 12:29:54

“Hi Cyrus,

The main thrust of my research for the last 10+ years has been 'how can we ensure that as traveling surfers our impact on the communities we visit is positive'? More recently I'm becoming interested in making sure the non-surfing world recognizes the extent of surfing's positive impact on the world so surfers' interests will be taken into account when decisions are being made that impact the environments we recreate in. Surfing shouldn't be dismissed as frivolous, it has real economic consequences in the developed world, and my research demonstrates that it has real environmental and social/cultural consequences in the less developed world as well. As a surf journalist, surf shop owner, and participant in the media presentation of the Mavericks contest (which was epic by the way) and being in the heartland of Save the Waves territory I'm sure you're aware of all this.

The research I do is concerned with the sustainability of surf travel. How do we make sure that local communities are benefiting from our mobility and that we don't love our favorite surf destinations to death? This is research is also proving to be a great vehicle to teach university students about sustainability in a context that they find interesting. I find these things to be worth researching, I haven't considered this work to be exploitative. I'd be happy to send you some of the research I've been doing if you'd like to make your own decision.

Much respect.”
If Koch Brothers Buy <i>LA Times</i>, Half Of Staff May Quit (VIDEO, UPDATE)

If Koch Brothers Buy LA Times, Half Of Staff May Quit (VIDEO, UPDATE)

Commented Apr 30, 2013 at 13:27:55 in Los Angeles

“The Koch Brothers are the epitome of evil, with that said this is similar to people saying they'd leave the country if their Presidential candidate didn't win. While hands here are being raised it's highly doubtful most, if any, of the journalists at the L.A. Times would actually leave their job given the current state of the journalism industry.”

OC4Obama4Pres on Apr 30, 2013 at 13:53:15

“I'm not so sure this time, but you make a good point. True journalists won't tolerate being ordered to lie.”

DaMav on Apr 30, 2013 at 13:51:32

“Wait, there are journalists at the LA Times?”

des111168 on Apr 30, 2013 at 13:45:37

“"The epitome of evil". LOL. I can safely say that you don't have the slightest clue of what evil is if you really believe that.”
Five Reasons Obama Will Rout GOP in Lame Duck Budget Battle

Five Reasons Obama Will Rout GOP in Lame Duck Budget Battle

Commented Dec 4, 2012 at 17:53:23 in Politics

“Brilliantly written article.”
huffingtonpost entry

Republicans Filibuster Everything, Romney Blames Obama for Not Working With Congress

Commented Oct 30, 2012 at 01:42:41 in Politics

“Obstructionism should not be rewarded. It's treasonous.”

jemborg on Nov 14, 2012 at 08:14:21

“Considering it can lead to national security issues, even a desire for them!, just to make the POTUS look bad....... damn straight it's treasonous and no exaggeration either.”
Indonesians Killed 750 Orangutans In Year, Survey Shows

Indonesians Killed 750 Orangutans In Year, Survey Shows

Commented Nov 14, 2011 at 16:20:51 in Green

“Stories like these are proof that if something like a nuclear holocaust were to occur, human beings would resort to cannibalism with little hesitation. Bunch of savages. Without education and compassion human beings are no better than any other animal on this planet.”

fds on Nov 15, 2011 at 00:13:56

“All organisms are capable of things that may horrify humans, but it's only because we reason with meaning and intent, and, indeed, we empathize. Humans are capable of cannibalism. We are just like every other animal, and if nuclear war is in the cards, the penalty may well be extinction.”

MFM008 on Nov 14, 2011 at 17:05:58

“you are spot on. Any type of planet wide disaster and its the walking dead minus the zombies.”
Jerry Rice: Randy Moss' Laziness Was Like 'A Little Slap In The Face'

Jerry Rice: Randy Moss' Laziness Was Like 'A Little Slap In The Face'

Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 20:44:38 in Sports

“My point is that neither did the other 29 teams (or 27 depending on the year). No team had a salary cap, including the 49ers.”

Wide Stance on Aug 9, 2011 at 21:20:27

“I see. Ask yourself: "what was the point of the salary cap?" The answer to that question--that's my point.”
Jerry Rice: Randy Moss' Laziness Was Like 'A Little Slap In The Face'

Jerry Rice: Randy Moss' Laziness Was Like 'A Little Slap In The Face'

Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 17:04:49 in Sports

“Jerry Rice is right in his argument. Does it mean he should have said it? Questionable. Personally I think that Rice might be a little bitter about Moss breaking his single-season TD record of 22 TD catches in a season, which Moss broke when the Patriots were running up the score of every game during their (in)perfect season. Keep in mind Rice set that record during a strike-shortened 12 game season. In the end, Moss accomplished numerous individual accomplishments yet didn't win a Superbowl ring and still finished behind Rice in nearly every statistical category. Rice has three Superbowl rings, nearly every career record, numerous season records, and will go down in the history books as the greatest to ever play the game.”

Wide Stance on Aug 9, 2011 at 18:46:44

“SB rings are a team achievement. Two of Rice's came prior to the salary cap era, and the other came one year after the cap was introduced.

I would be interested to know what you consider to be "Rice's argument." That Randy was more talented? Which part of it?”

Leto II on Aug 9, 2011 at 17:47:29

“Owning all the records doesn't make you the best. Favre owns every major record for QBs but few regard him as better than Montana or Brady. Rice played in a time where the west coast offense was revolutionary and teams weren't able to stop it. Moss was more of a pure receiver where he lined up on the end going up against corners and safeties. Rice was often lined up in slot formations and matched up against linebackers with crossing routes to create mismatches. No sane person will argue that Moss was 'better' than Rice. However, Moss should be regarded as the greatest deep threat in NFL history. And I can't think of any receiver that had as many amazing highlight reel catches than Moss.”
Jerry Rice: Randy Moss' Laziness Was Like 'A Little Slap In The Face'

Jerry Rice: Randy Moss' Laziness Was Like 'A Little Slap In The Face'

Commented Aug 9, 2011 at 16:53:43 in Sports

“Neither did any other team. That argument's moot.”

Wide Stance on Aug 9, 2011 at 17:41:42

“That's nonsense. The 49ers didn't play with a salary cap. Is this news to you? Tell me you knew this...”