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6 Easy Ways To Cover Your Grays

6 Easy Ways To Cover Your Grays

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 15:40:31 in Fifty

“Just be thankful you still have hair at all.”
Inside The Race To Rescue A Health Site, And Obama

Inside The Race To Rescue A Health Site, And Obama

Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 21:27:14 in Politics

“Obama should have fired his Chief Technology Officer at the very least. Even small software projects require a competent executive manager. The first failure with the website was in the initial planning. That is somewhat forgivable given the complexity, but there's no excuse for improper coding and lack of testing.

Clearly the technological officer should have been aware of the issues before the launch and informed the president accordingly. If the administration was informed of the issues and decided to launch the site anyway, then the blame is squarely on Obama's shoulders.”

Southern Grey A1 on Nov 30, 2013 at 21:34:35

“He is the President, he signed the Bill into Law.

The name Affordable Health Care Act should have alerted you to the fact that this Law is implemented by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Maybe you can give a short presentation at your next Tea Party Meeting. Just end the good news with he is still black, that way you won't fall out of favor.”
Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Early Despite Protests

Holiday Shopping Season Kicks Off Early Despite Protests

Commented Nov 29, 2013 at 03:04:59 in Business

“I didn't know there was a store called, "Best But". What do they sell?”

jmcgladr on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:23:23

“Sir Mix-a-Lot shops there! :)”

PatrickforO on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:22:00

“It's a cross between Best Buy and Pizza Hut.”

IBWatching on Nov 29, 2013 at 03:16:03

“Junk.”
Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 05:50:26 in Business

“The last last sentence in my post was sarcasm. Of course not anyone can go out and open a multi-billion dollar institution (if it were such an easy business then there would be more competition and hence lower fees). Only the very wealthy and large businesses even need the services of the large banks, so why complain about the fees of a service that most people don't even need?”
Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 03:53:44 in Business

“All banks participate in the fractional reserve banking system. This isn't the 18th century. They don't keep the vaults stuffed with gold bullion.”
Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

Banks Threaten To Charge You For Saving Money

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 02:42:02 in Business

“Big deal. Banks should be able to charge any fees they want, and customers have the right to choose any bank they want. If all of the banks are taking-in huge profits by overcharging on customer fees, then start your own bank and become a multi-millionaire by charging less for the same services.”

godivademaus on Nov 26, 2013 at 03:15:50

“*shakes head sadly* You do realize that banking is not the sort of Mom and Pop business that you can grow like Mrs. Field's cookies, right? Comments like these make you appear to be a "non-serious" person, or, at least you shouldn't be taken for one. In order to operate a "bank" you need capital, or, at the very least the ability to borrow sufficient capital to lend it (in order to make money on the transaction). In order to undercut the big banks, one must be able to show you are are well enough capitalized that you can borrow at the same low rates, otherwise, there's no way you can undercut your competition. Credit Unions were able to do something along the lines of what you are talking about, but in order to do so they too had to be well-enough capitalized to be able to lend and charge interest... and so on.”

1dabut1 on Nov 26, 2013 at 03:15:06

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkq2E8mswI
thats all fine and dandy then do not let the banks borrow money from the tax payers. let them use their own money. i have no problem with that. we can go back to the greeenback days and leave the banks on their own.”

Raven Argyle on Nov 26, 2013 at 02:51:04

“Your understanding of banks, extraordinary. Your understanding of personal finance, staggering. Oh, oracle, font of wisdom, I know you have the (an) answer. Pray tell, I'm all ears...”

TheuintheUSofA on Nov 26, 2013 at 02:45:25

“Do you think the Fed will give me a .0007% interest rate loan to start my own Bank,

Like they give the Banks? After all I am a Taxpayer.”
Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back

Key Obamacare Deadline Pushed Back

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 16:26:11 in Business

“Just making sure your dollars keep flowing into the pockets of private insurance companies. That's what it's all about.”

Hannah Blazewick on Nov 22, 2013 at 16:58:40

“yes indeed private companies always do it better and cheaper than big government. Might look at the history of the world big government sucks”
Obama Administration Maps Out Detour Around HealthCare.gov

Obama Administration Maps Out Detour Around HealthCare.gov

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 19:46:00 in Business

“The website is just a facade for the private insurance industry anyway. Now the facade is pulled away. Go ahead, send folks directly into the jaws of the b.e.a.s/t that this legislation was enacted to feed.”
U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 07:16:22 in Green

“You are so right, but you don't go far enough. To completely eradicate demand for ivory we must confiscate and destroy all antique ivory as well. It must all be ground to dust. We must also outlaw any pictures of ivory and burn any books that make reference to ivory or have pictures of ivory. But even that won't be enough. We must completely ban the word "ivory" from the English language and impose hefty fines for anyone who speaks or writes the word. Only then will be be able to truly eliminate the demand for ivory.”

FelixRat on Nov 16, 2013 at 08:26:49

“To have to create a pantomime caricature of the position with which you disagree, is a demonstration of the weakness of your argument.”
U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 04:26:41 in Green

“This was relatively "new" ivory; antique ivory is already legal. Museums would not be interested in this ivory, although that's no reason to destroy it.”

artnude on Nov 16, 2013 at 04:44:59

“I did not see that noted in this particular story.
It still seems to me such a waste.
I don't see how it could solve the problem but can easily see how it could make it worse by increasing demand.
I am certainly no ivory expert nor an endangered species expert.
It makes me sad animals are exploited to extinction.
I saw a story today that they think the clouded leopard is now extinct.
I have no answers.
It just seems a futile effort to me.
It makes me sad.”
U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 04:23:35 in Green

“People have been making carved art from ivory since ancient times. The Chinese have been carving ivory for thousands of years, and ivory is present in a large percentage of the cultural antiquities of people from all over the world. Your proposition to ban the trade of ivory "all together" is highly absurd.”

Jude Price on Nov 16, 2013 at 16:12:15

“It is absurd if one sees it only from a human perspective Joey C. Elephants were once in their millions, in the 18th century there were 13 million+ Elephants across Africa, by the 19th century they had diminished through human-caused death by trophy hunters and the ivory traders (for the East's objects d'art and the West's piano keys, combs and billiard balls) down to 9m, Today, there are less than 400,000 and at the rate of 38,000 a year being slaughtered for their tusks. The elephants killed are the knowledgeable, leaders, the matriarchs and bulls. Small broken and traumatised bands of teenage elephants try to lead their little brothers, sisters and cousins but even they are not safe - http://tinyurl.com/ivoryhaul. Utilisation of Elephant's tusks for carving might be a human tradition,a cultural practice but that doesn't make it right, now. The question here is what is more valuable, where do we place our value? Elephants are highly social, family oriented animals, long lived - their development and lives can be compared to humans. If human teeth were highly valued and there was a cultural practice of using them for art or talisman or whatever - would we still say "banning the trade" is absurd? It is without a doubt a moral and practical problem that our generation needs to address with as much courage and forthrightness and speed as possible if Elephants are to survive as intact wild species.”
U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 02:56:01 in Green

“They say that their attempt to allow limited legal sales was a "failure" since demand has continued to rise since that time, but it's quite a leap in logic to say that the legal sales is the cause of the rise in the demand.

The demand could have risen for any other number of factors such as an increase in population--and most significantly--an increase in the buying power of China. The prices of (and demand for) Chinese antiques & antiquities has risen dramatically as the nouveau riche class in China has expanded, and those same buyers are also a likely primary component of demand for new ivory.

For all anyone knows, the demand could very well have been even higher had not some effort been made legalize and regulate the trade.”
Alec Baldwin Suspended From MSNBC For 2 Weeks After Homophobia Scandal

Alec Baldwin Suspended From MSNBC For 2 Weeks After Homophobia Scandal

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 22:34:40 in Media

“It's a crime to be human.”
Young People Aren't Signing Up For Obamacare And That's A Problem

Young People Aren't Signing Up For Obamacare And That's A Problem

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 17:07:14 in Business

“It's rather absurd that state governments are using scarce taxpayer money to advertise the insurance products of a for-profit industry. It's such a backwards way of funding healthcare services.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 01:07:38 in Politics

“Well, the true answer is to shift the cost by forcing some people to buy more coverage than what they actually need. I, for example, could easily afford a $10,000 deductible, yet Obamacare forces me to purchase a policy with a deductible of no larger than $800. The govt isn't concerned about me having "adequate coverage" since my income or assets aren't even factored into the requirement.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 23:37:28 in Politics

“It's not really a big deal, but like the Supreme Court has already ruled, Obamacare is essentially a broad new tax. This tax will be paid for in various ways, and these cancelled insurance plans are part of the "cost shifting" mechanisms of the new tax. That's the reality of it.”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 23:28:37 in Politics

“Why are their healthcare policies "shams"? If the goal is truly to ensure that everyone has health insurance, then why deny coverage to people who already have it?”

woodrow2012 on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:31:58

“Beautiful point !!!!! Fanned !!”

hangdogit on Nov 15, 2013 at 00:11:24

“Because people with sham policies -- policies that offer just the illusion of coverage -- still face medical bankruptcy in a major illness. For example, a policy that does not cover hospital stays will be inadequate for someone who needs an extensive hospital stay.

The ideas is -- that with a national health-insurance pool in effect -- everyone will have adequate coverage no matter what medical care they may require. It is simply insurance -- spread across a wider set of policyholders to share risks and costs -- which is the purpose of insurance anyway.”
Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Obamacare Angst Among Democrats Approaches A Tipping Point

Commented Nov 13, 2013 at 18:49:14 in Politics

“What a mess. If they had just followed the simple directive of making healthcare more affordable to all Americans then this chaos could have been avoided. Instead they chose the much more complex and divisive path of forced mandates and tax penalties and this disaster is the result.”

galivantstom on Nov 13, 2013 at 19:37:56

“How do you make health care affordable to all americans and keep it simple at the same time? Go to single payer system. Pay for it by adding 1 or 2% flat tax to the social tax and take the earnings cap off of social security. Rather simple really.”
Amazon, U.S. Postal Service Join Forces For Sunday Deliveries

Amazon, U.S. Postal Service Join Forces For Sunday Deliveries

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 05:16:38 in Business

“As both an online buyer and seller I'd rather wait until Monday. I also wish they would cancel Saturday delivery for all the shipping companies. Nothing bugs me more than the FedEx "Home Delivery" guy showing up at 7PM on a Saturday night.”

Beans22 on Nov 11, 2013 at 06:55:10

“And the only person more annoyed than you is said Fedex Home Delivery guy.”

eifelplatt on Nov 11, 2013 at 06:40:19

“It's all about you, isn't it?”
Everything You Know About Your Personal Hygiene Is Wrong

Everything You Know About Your Personal Hygiene Is Wrong

Commented Nov 9, 2013 at 09:09:24 in Healthy Living

“Just learn to make friends with germs.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 18:21:10 in Business

“TARP was enacted by Bush and mainly administered under Obama. Rescuing the wealthy from the economic downturn was a team effort.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 18:05:18 in Business

“Obama has basically continued the same policies, both domestic and international, as his predecessor. That was his choice. His first choice was to fill nearly all his advisory & management positions with govt "insiders" with close ties to business. Once he had done that his "business as usual" leacy was already established.

Having said that, there are many things he could have done differently. He could have actually ended the war in Afghanistan instead of ramping in up and extending it ad infinitum. At the nadir of the economic crisis he actually had real power to change things such as privatizing the banking industry or at least greatly restructuring it. Instead he chose to complete the bailout and pretty much leave everything as it was. What little reforms were made were so weak they are already unraveling.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 17:39:15 in Business

“Cry me a river.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 17:36:34 in Business

“Income disparity has increased dramatically during the Obama administration. The main reason for this is because the Obama administration made it a top priority to bail out Wall St above all else. He implemented a successful "recovery" for wealthy while leaving the rest of the American economy in the tank.”

lofanforobama on Nov 4, 2013 at 19:03:06

“Might want to revisit who bailed out Wall Street...

Regarding the rest of your claims, do you think Republican obstruction had any part?”

ghostcommander on Nov 4, 2013 at 18:12:45

“The Bailouts started under bush/cheney and continued by the FED. Since the radical extremist republicans and the Tea Party Crazies took over the House in 2011 they have blocked every legislative bill that would have benefited the middle and lower economic groups.

That's called Obstruction..”

sophiajim on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:53:41

“I believe if you check it was under Bush that the bank bailouts occurred . Obama had the stimulus”

RevMetheus on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:49:32

“Funny how President Obama started "bailing out Wall Street" before he was even elected...

oh wait, it wasnt Obama that originally arranged to bail out Wall Street, it was Bush, who also made sure the wealthy didnt have to pay as much taxes, or have their businesses deal with OSHA, and gave away OUR money for no bid contracts.

The American economy has been in the tank since the conservative think tanks tanked it in the name of "free markets."”

Bobcaaat on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:43:03

“Here's some advise .... when you are being trickled on, don't swallow.”

Republicanistan on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:41:07

“wow....just....wow.”
How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

How Republicans Have Trashed The Economy, In 1 Chart

Commented Nov 4, 2013 at 17:13:17 in Business

“Any way you choose to spin it, the charts don't look good for the Obama administration. Blaming the "other party" for your failures when you are the one who has been elected to lead the country shows at the very least a failure in leadership.”

ghostcommander on Nov 4, 2013 at 18:21:38

“Your post is laughable. The radical extremist republivans massively increased the National Debt, wrecked the economy, and will not help fix the problems they
created. Instead they constantly obstruct and blame President Obama and the Democrats.
http://www.perrspectives.com/blog/archives/002669.htm

Republicanistan on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:29:47

“Because he can lead Republican Baggers? Easier to herd snakes.”

thermionic on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:22:57

“The chart goes back 65 years. "Any way you choose to spin it", the charts don't point to a "failure of leadership" for a man that has only been in office 6 years, and a man who has tried on multiple occasions to change the trajectory of that graph only to run head on into the the patyu of NO.”

Andrew956 on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:20:14

“yeah, except the Republicans have canned every recovery effort since they infested the House”

Telemachus on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:20:14

“And your simplistic notion that the current occupant of the White House is alone responsible for the economy shows at the least a failure to understand basic civics.”

PrefersaPension on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:19:13

“The majority of Americans knew who caused the financial collapse of this country and did not vote that party back in. The majority did not forget what a mess Obama inherited...maybe you have a poor memory or don't understand what happened, but the majority does.”
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