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The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 17:51:06 in Technology

“Thanks. I've been saying for years that people should use the computers they want. There is a learning curve to change, and some people simply prefer different platforms or certain software on different platforms. I used to run a non-profit in which we had Windows machines, a Unix machine and a couple Macs. Each did their job. There wasn't one type of machine that could have done everything.”
Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 16:23:40 in Politics

“I look at people on unemployment differently. They are hard-working Americans who are trying to find a new job after losing their previous one, almost always through no fault of their own.”
Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Rand Paul: Unemployment Benefits Extension Would Be A 'Disservice' To Workers

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 16:21:28 in Politics

“How do you know there are no takers? There may be nobody hired yet. They may not have had applicants they want to hire. At my company, hiring someone takes a minimum of three weeks, even if we're pretty sure we know who we want when the notice is posted. Notices stay posted until the ink is dry on the new hire's paperwork.”
The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:36:15 in Technology

“I had no idea myself, but my husband found out, and we scored. Wish I could suggest a site to watch....MacRumors? http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/04/target-offering-200-gift-card-for-ipad-trade-in-including-first-generation/
The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:33:21 in Technology

“Bully for you. Really. I don't believe your "far superior" comment, but if you are very happy with it, great. To each his or her own.”

jlf2033 on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:00:24

“Oh, and just to add to my previous comment. The laptop I mentioned comes with windows 8. That's really the only downside to it. I absolutely hate windows 8. When I get one I plan to downgrade to windows 7.”

jlf2033 on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:52:48

“Well the standard macbook pro starts out at 1200 bucks. For that price you get a 13 inch screen, an i5 processor, integrated intel graphics, 4GB of ram, and a 500GB hard drive.

Now the computer I mentioned earlier costs around 1,350. For that, you get a 17 inch screen, an i7 processor, Nvidia GTX670 graphics processor, 16GB of ram, a 750GB hard drive, and a 256GB solid state drive. The features in this laptop will run you close to 2,000 or higher in apple's equivalent laptop.

You can compare for yourself if you don't believe me. It's an Asus G75VX-DS72. It is far superior. But if you're happy with apple; Then more power to you. They do make a good computer. But for the price, there is nothing amazing about them.”
The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:32:12 in Technology

“No computer is obsolete in a year and a half. Obsolete would mean it is no longer supported, including that it's no longer able to run OS updates and software updates are not made for it anymore.”
Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:16:45 in Parents

“Probably those people should not have been allowed around their families if they were so dangerous? Maybe that's a violation of free association guaranteed by the Constitution??”
Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:15:13 in Parents

“You have no basis to suggest, if indeed you are, that existing limitations have done nothing (is that what you intended to say?) to stop or restrict criminal activity. In fact, I might say you must not have meant that because such a suggestion is ridiculous.”
Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:12:50 in Parents

“You want people who can't pass a background check to own these weapons? You must know thousands of people fail the background checks, so if you want to play crystal ball, how IS it working out that we are keeping guns out of the hands of these thousands of people?”

schotts on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:29:43

“So expanding background checks to all sales is going to keep people from getting guns? You can't be that daft.

I have less of an issue with background checks on private sales than I do with the full concept of universal background checks. I'ts over reaching, unworkable, unenforceable and becomes a means to backdoor registration. No thanks.”
The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:09:03 in Arts

“Nobody's exempt from the law.”

Greg Jacques on Dec 7, 2013 at 23:17:12

“"Who's exempt?
According to HHS, prisoners, undocumented immigrants, and Indian tribal members will be exempt from the penalties. Members of certain religious sects or health care sharing ministries also can apply for a religious exemption.
Other U.S. residents who will be exempt include:
Certain low-income individuals: Those who cannot afford coverage, or live in states that have opted out of the Medicaid expansion;
People who have no plan options in their state's health insurance exchange.
Other individuals who meet certain criteria: Specifically, individuals who have suffered a hardship or a coverage gap of three or fewer months.
: Specifically, individuals who have suffered a hardship or a coverage gap of three or fewer months." Here's some more clarity for you, smartie. Your next denial or is this where you pull out the race card? http://www.advisory.com/Daily-Briefing/2013/06/27/Who-will-be-exempt-from-the-ACA-mandate-The-final-list
The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:05:16 in Arts

“I could well be wrong, but I think #7 is a galloping horse, not a prancing horse. The back legs would indicate the horse has a good amount of forward momentum, no?”
The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:03:38 in Arts

“No, I don't remember anything of the sort. Link?”

RobeRoper on Dec 7, 2013 at 22:13:49

“What? When the disaster happened, some people were outside of a restaurant and took a photo of their gathering. In the background is clear as a bell missile. The photo was taken at the exact time window of the explosion. I can't believe you don't know about this, especially because you know the "government lied about it". Come on. It's common knowledge. I saw the photo. The FBI took it, but the photo was released to the media and I saw the photo on television as part of a major network news report. Come on. But the Navy said, that , yes, they did fire a missile in an exercise at that particular time window, but that the missile was going in the "other" direction. Come on. Please. Tell me you know about this.”
The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 22:02:00 in Arts

“Maybe you can un-disgust yourself if you look up the OTHER Falcon rockets that have launched payloads. The ones that are NOT Falcon 9.”

HaroldBalzac on Dec 8, 2013 at 08:54:50

“The Falcon 1? What does that have to do with this?”
The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

The Most Breathtaking Photos From Around The World This Week

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 21:59:05 in Arts

“Those are very clearly not stars, so the joke fails in that regard (as well).”
Jennifer Lopez Requests Name Change In Divorce Documents

Jennifer Lopez Requests Name Change In Divorce Documents

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 16:26:55 in Celebrity

“I only wonder why she ever bothered in the first place to change her name when she got married. Nobody even knew her "real" last name.”
Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Moms Demand Action Releases Devastating Ad Timed To Anniversary Of Newtown Shooting

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:43:33 in Parents

“Reading the comments here, sounds like some would rather we put them next to chips and candy bars in vending machines.

There are reasonable limitations on gun ownership that can be had. Reactionary legislation is almost always poor, but reasonable legislation is something we need in many areas for the benefit of society.”

Robert Staton Jr on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:02:44

“And what "reasonable limitations" would you suggest that restricts criminals and NOT regular, law abiding citizen? I ask because there are well over 30K "reasonable limitations" that have done to stop or restrict criminal activity or criminal possession of firearms. They do two other things though very well. They restrict and limit the law abiding and in some cases, create "criminals" to some extent because of civil disobedience.”

schotts on Dec 4, 2013 at 22:01:05

“There are thousands of limitations on guns now at the federal, state and municipal levels. How are they working out?

You people push universal background checks like it's the cure all. Yet nearly every mass killer, certainly in the last 10 years, purchased their guns from a dealer and passed background checks.”
Rick Warren: Making Employers Pay For Birth Control Is 'Like Making A Jewish Deli Sell Pork' (VIDEO)

Rick Warren: Making Employers Pay For Birth Control Is 'Like Making A Jewish Deli Sell Pork' (VIDEO)

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 21:15:56 in Politics

“Rick Warren must have skipped English class every time analogies came up.”
The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 18:04:04 in Technology

“MacBook Pro with retina display for about $1,000. That's amazing for what's packed inside and the longevity of these machines.”

jlf2033 on Nov 29, 2013 at 20:35:29

“Actually it's not amazing for what's packed inside a 13 inch laptop. I can get a 17 inch Asus G75 for the same price as the cheapest macbook pro. And it's far superior. Now that is amazing for what is packed inside it.

And longevity? I have a 5 year old windows laptop that still works as good as it did the day I bought it. No problems at all.”

v eyepete on Nov 29, 2013 at 19:29:22

“You talk about longevity for a piece of computer equipment? Be serious. How about throwing your money away on something that will be obsolete in a year and a half?”
The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

The Very Best Apple Black Friday Deals In The U.S.

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:58:50 in Technology

“Best deal was about two weeks ago. Target gave us $200 for my original (yes, first-gen) iPad.”

PinkParsons on Nov 30, 2013 at 02:19:26

“Dang! What a bummer. I wish I would have known.”
'Kinky Boots' Performance At Macy's Day Parade Provokes Outrage

'Kinky Boots' Performance At Macy's Day Parade Provokes Outrage

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 17:53:48 in Gay Voices

“"Now I have to explain it to my son."

No, of course you don't! Who's the adult in your house?!

Simple response to any questions: people dressed up and danced around. Done. If your son is old enough to know about subtext, you, again, don't have to explain anything because he already knows.”
Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 04:00:43 in Politics

“Well, at least here is a conservative who will agree President Obama is a good person. Because we can now judge people on being reelected, it appears.”
14 Stores That Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

14 Stores That Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 03:40:44 in Business

“Almost all of your local mom and pop stores did, too. Take a look around your neighborhood this holiday season and try at least one or two shops you've never been in. Find something unusual, or find a deal you didn't expect.”

BahtHarim on Nov 29, 2013 at 04:10:00

“Tomorrow, November 30, is Small Business Saturday. Keep local shops alive by patronizing neighborhood small businesses. And kudos to those large retailers that bucked the greed trend and let their employees stay home on Thanksgiving.”
14 Stores That Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

14 Stores That Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 03:37:10 in Business

“And didn't they also leave out a ton of other organizations closed on Thanksgiving, too? This is a list someone put together. If they had left off Sam's Club, there'd be an obvious issue as that's a natural one to check if you are checking Costco.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 19:46:05 in Politics

“And say secular employers can impose their religious views on their employees? I really doubt that.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 19:45:11 in Politics

“This may bring up an interesting debate about what benefits are. Aren't they part of employee compensation? If an employee would buy contraception with the money they are paid for their job, can they be fired? After all, it's a short distance from being able to dictate the parameters of how benefits may be used.”
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