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U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

U.S. Test Scores Remain Stagnant While Other Countries See Rapid Rise

Commented Dec 3, 2013 at 15:39:44 in Politics

“There are studies that have done just that - comparing "apples to apples" as it were. When that is done, the US is at or near the top every time.”
Netflix, Marvel Team For New Shows Following Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones And Iron Fist

Netflix, Marvel Team For New Shows Following Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones And Iron Fist

Commented Nov 7, 2013 at 15:54:18 in Entertainment

“Love Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - My boys and I watch it together. I'm sure we'll enjoy these as well.”
Government Shutdown 2013: Talks Continue As Default Looms (LATEST UPDATES)

Government Shutdown 2013: Talks Continue As Default Looms (LATEST UPDATES)

Commented Oct 16, 2013 at 15:47:10 in Politics

“Another moment where they are kicking the can down the road. But at least they're finally kicking the can.

Gosh, I hope it doesn't get this bad again in a few months...I have an awful feeling that it will...”

chatnuptime1 on Oct 16, 2013 at 17:33:00

“By Febuary they will be in the midst of campaigning.. Let them screw themeselves again.. Let them get noisy and triple down on stupid.. Come novemeber that will surely pay huge divivdens in pain at the poles.. Keep that memory fresh and take notes. Lots of notes.. These guys are going to spill and spin like never before..”
Obamacare Premiums Report Shows Low Prices For Uninsured With Wide Variation

Obamacare Premiums Report Shows Low Prices For Uninsured With Wide Variation

Commented Sep 25, 2013 at 15:39:18 in Politics

“Serious question:

If a person's workplace has an insurance plan that is optional, can he or she opt to enter the insurance exchange, rather than opting for the one from his or her employer?

I'm curious.”

stopthemadness69 on Sep 25, 2013 at 15:57:20

“From the Kaiser calculator page. In general, employees who are offered insurance through work are not eligible for subsidized exchange coverage, so long as their insurance meets specified requirements. You would only be eligible for subsidized exchange coverage if your income is between 1 and 4 times the federal poverty level and you would have to pay more than 9.5% of your household income for your own coverage through the insurance offered by your employer. It seems as though, yes you can drop work coverage or deny work coverage and still buy on the exchange, BUT you would not be eligible for government subsidies to help pay the premium.

kevinc5a on Sep 25, 2013 at 15:53:25

“Yep. Check out what will be available fro through the exchanges and pick the better deal. Of course, you should know that will destroy America.”

blingbling65943 on Sep 25, 2013 at 15:47:55

“From what I understand,   not until 2018   Beginning then, large corporations can begin buying plans off the exchanges. Which most likely will work out to be, you pick a plan from the exchange, and your employer picks up the tap.   If the these rates hold-up, it will be a huge economic boom to those companies. My wife's health insurance, cost her employer $800 a month and isn't that good. Her cost on the exchange would be $280 for the Gold plan, which is much better then what she has now

erhuh on Sep 25, 2013 at 15:42:18

“You can. But to qualify for the subsidies your employer plan would have to cost more than 9.5% of your income. A high bar set by regulators last year. You are technically exempt from the mandate at 8%.”
Early Look At What's Ahead In 'The Avengers' Sequel

Early Look At What's Ahead In 'The Avengers' Sequel

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 17:30:24 in Entertainment

“There are opposing confessions as to its creator.”
New Mexico County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

New Mexico County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Commented Aug 21, 2013 at 15:50:54 in Politics

“Good job! Way to thumb your nose at the GOP governor who is from Dona Ana County and opposes gay marriage. Just surprised it wasn't Santa Fe County first.”
That Awkward Moment When The Tea Party Rally Gets Overtly Racist

That Awkward Moment When The Tea Party Rally Gets Overtly Racist

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 09:04:36 in Politics

“I dont care what his party affiliation is - but I do care about the garbage he's spewing. How awful! Someone should have cut his microphone off.”

PJColorado on Jul 19, 2013 at 09:11:06

“Everyone should have stood up and left. The simplest effective moral response.”
'What It's Like To Have A Brother With Autism' Will Brings Tears To Your Eyes (VIDEO)

'What It's Like To Have A Brother With Autism' Will Brings Tears To Your Eyes (VIDEO)

Commented Jul 18, 2013 at 10:27:44 in Parents

“Thank you for this. My brother is autistic, and I love him so. He can drive me crazy, too, but he's my brother and he's great.”
Nike Apologizes For Carolina Panthers T-Shirt Mix-Up

Nike Apologizes For Carolina Panthers T-Shirt Mix-Up

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 10:10:51 in Business

“Sounds like a collector's item to me. Look for them on eBay.”
'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' Returning To PBS?

'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' Returning To PBS?

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 09:40:11 in TV

“All the more reason to make some new shows once the re-broadcasts are a hit.”
'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' Returning To PBS?

'Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego?' Returning To PBS?

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 09:37:48 in TV

“Oh yeah! I would love for my kids to see it!”
Trapped: An Air Escape From Moscow Unlikely For NSA Leaker Snowden

Trapped: An Air Escape From Moscow Unlikely For NSA Leaker Snowden

Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 17:00:02 in Politics

“ok - I was just wondering. Julian Assange is living in an embassy in London. That's what made me think.”

JDPistol on Jul 11, 2013 at 17:13:35

“And although it is not sovereign territory, Equador does exercise exclusive jurisdicition over it, preventing British police from entering to arrest him.”
Trapped: An Air Escape From Moscow Unlikely For NSA Leaker Snowden

Trapped: An Air Escape From Moscow Unlikely For NSA Leaker Snowden

Commented Jul 11, 2013 at 14:51:06 in Politics

“Can't he get to one of their embassies in Russia? Or will Russia block that?”

mairs on Jul 11, 2013 at 14:59:38

“He can't get out of the transit zone at the airport. He has no valid visa anymore.”

JDPistol on Jul 11, 2013 at 14:57:10

“First, without a valid passport, he can't leave the airport terminal.

Second, Embassies are not sovereign soil of the home country. Their jurisdiction is subject to whatever treaty they may have with the host country.”
Not All Of The House GOP's Threats To John Boehner On Immigration Reform Are What You'd Call 'Subtle'

Not All Of The House GOP's Threats To John Boehner On Immigration Reform Are What You'd Call 'Subtle'

Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 16:20:00 in Politics

“The GOP won't move on immigration reform because it would alienate their particular constituents. Yes, it will kill them in the national election, but they'd rather save their own seats than win the presidency. It's just that simple.”

Valerie Klimek Truax on Jul 10, 2013 at 19:23:47

“Judging from the comments in the Social media, the majority of comments are against any kind of immigration reform. The selfishness and low information of the majority of these posters just boggles my mind. I have read and heard about the anti-immigration periods in this country in previoud years and it is the same old, same old rationale for all of it. Every time a wave of "others" come in, the populace goes on a rant. The Chinese, the Irish, the Polish and the Mexicans (several times) have all had their turns. Who can forget the Japanese internment camps in the time of Roosevelt. What a travesty of hatered for "others" that was. Wasn't there a time when there was no such thing as a "legal" or "Illegal" immigrant? My Polish ancestors (grandparents) came through Ellis Island but that didn't mean they were welcomed.”
It's A Boy's World, Mom's Just Livin' In It (Photo)

It's A Boy's World, Mom's Just Livin' In It (Photo)

Commented Jul 10, 2013 at 09:44:19 in Parents

“Oh my word, people - it's a funny birth announcement! I have two sons and two stepsons, and laughed out loud at this picture. No need to get all up in arms about it. Look at it, smile, and move on.”

sisiterfunkhaus on Jul 10, 2013 at 13:34:44

“Why would I smile at something so atrocious?”

Tossin on Jul 10, 2013 at 13:32:47

“Please. Why look at it with the humor it was designed when you can get up in arms over the number of kids they had, make judgements about the husband, their financial situation, etc.? It's much more fun to make snap judgements about people with little to no real information other than they will have five kids.

This post has been treated with copious amounts of sarcasm for your protection.”
Saxby Chambliss: 'I'm Not Gay. So I'm Not Going To Marry One.'

Saxby Chambliss: 'I'm Not Gay. So I'm Not Going To Marry One.'

Commented Mar 21, 2013 at 18:25:02 in Politics

“Oh! I get it! To support same sex marriage is like admitting your own homosexuality, huh? That kind of thinking explains a lot...”
Barbara Mikulski To Chair Senate Appropriations Committee, Becoming First Woman In Top Spot

Barbara Mikulski To Chair Senate Appropriations Committee, Becoming First Woman In Top Spot

Commented Dec 20, 2012 at 14:28:13 in Politics

“Odd that so many seem to critique the Senator's appearance. Why should that matter? If you feel she is good/bad at her job - then that should be your basis for opinion, right? I just don't get why people have to talk about how politician's look instead of what they have done.”

JDSept on Dec 20, 2012 at 16:37:14

“When they are limited to actually make an intellectual arguement people stoop to the playground mentality. The thing is that is so prevalent in here from both sides.”

alanleiben on Dec 20, 2012 at 14:44:36

“It simply reflects the mentality of many of those who post in the comment section.”
Josh Brent On Cowboys' Sideline, Draws Scrutiny As Team Remembers Jerry Brown

Josh Brent On Cowboys' Sideline, Draws Scrutiny As Team Remembers Jerry Brown

Commented Dec 17, 2012 at 11:54:57 in Sports

“I'm not all that crazy about him being on the sideline, but if the grieving mother requested it - then ok. He is going to need a lot of help while he suffers the consequences of his reckless actions. We certainly don't need another man losing his mind and killing himself and (possibly) others. I have had all that I can stand of that sort of thing.”
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Newtown, Connecticut Administrators, Students Among Victims, Reports Say

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 12:27:36 in Crime

“Horrible. Just Horrible. Prayers to all those suffering in this tragedy.”
Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

Bobby Jindal: Birth Control Should Be Over-The-Counter

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 12:01:04 in Politics

“Too many options to make it over the counter. A woman's personal body chemistry varies so much, that certain birth control pills could do way more harm than good and would certainly lead to mountains of litigation.

You need a doctor for this one, folks.”

BPCentrisAmerican on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:15:09

“I agree, in fact I think to many drugs are being sold OTC now, big pharma lobbies for this because there is more money to made selling branded drugs OTC, than selling drugs in generic form. I don't question Bobby Jindal's motives, I think many of these Republican politicians believe that hard right positions are damaging the GOP brand. A Republican strategist has said that the GOP is running out persuadable white voters, he said the GOP can't stay viable appealing onlt to conservative rural and Southern voters.”
Crossroads GPS Claim: What Karl Rove's Dark Money Nonprofit Told The IRS

Crossroads GPS Claim: What Karl Rove's Dark Money Nonprofit Told The IRS

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 11:48:52 in Politics

“Perhaps more of these groups, both on the right and left, could be properly investigated if we simplified the tax code? The fact that Crossroads application is still in limbo AFTER the election proves that the IRS is WAY behind the game.”

DeanAdams on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:51:35

“Crossroad is surely doing everything it possibly can to keep it in limbo because that will allow them to do what they please for as long as they want. It is no different than a company stretching out a lawsuit for years to keep from defending itself in open court.”
Samantha Barks, Eponine In 'Les Miserables,' On Winning One Of Hollywood's Most Coveted Roles

Samantha Barks, Eponine In 'Les Miserables,' On Winning One Of Hollywood's Most Coveted Roles

Commented Dec 14, 2012 at 11:41:40 in Entertainment

“Saw/heard her sing in the 25th Anniversary Les Miserables on PBS. Phenomenal singer - great actress - Good choice!”

Joseph Shmoseph on Dec 14, 2012 at 11:50:04

“Agreed.”
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