“My sister dropped her new iphone in the toilet and so she says she will keep it in her purse from now on. Also, ladies please don't hang your purse on the hook on the door. Purses are easily stolen by thieves reaching over the top.”
Most people are just worried worried worried. It's not just the hard hearted greedy ones that want all the money. It's the people putting out foods that make us sick and drugs that hurt as much as they help. It goes on and on. How can we fight against the things that sneak up on us when we are too worried about how to make the house payment on less wages/ hours? We can turn this around but it's going to take some organization and effort.
Overturn Citizens United and return our Govt. to the people”
“I hope you are right that the USA will not hurt innocent people in a default. I wish we could put all this energy into something else that would do the nation good instead of making dramatic political stories for the media and the world. There is so much more that we could be doing. I think it's sad.”
“I want to see the affordable care act succeed. No one should suffer or be denied healthcare. But I do know several young people who are truly afraid that the costs are too high and they must choose between buying gas/ food/rent and buying the mandatory insurance. The cost of living here is much more than elsewhere. They feel punished and angry and see the shutdown/ debt crisis as someone listening to their fears. I wish it was single payer for all. But to let a minority crash the economy is not right. Let them form their own party and quit using the speaker to do their dirty work.”
Richard Robles on Oct 7, 2013 at 21:13:19
“Looking4thelight, there is an alternative to buying insurance. Pay around $1.62/week the first year, pay around $6.33/week the second year and then $13.66/week the third and beyond. And those young people before they decide can go to their exchange and see what they qualify for in credits and subsidies and if their employer provides then they won't have to worry at all there are choices. By the third year the employer mandate will kick in there will be millions more enrolled in insurance that would most likely result in cheaper rates for employer groups. My company went and got a cheaper rate in NY this year because the broker didn't want to lose us as his customer and the plan we have now is better than the one we had last year!
Good luck to those young people!”
mflorian on Oct 7, 2013 at 21:04:41
“Them buying insurance lowers the price for everyone; including them. And guess what, chuckles. When those young people get sick and go to the emergency room, we all have to pay for it.
This "pay as you go" libertarian mentality ignores that we're all in this society together. I pay for your roads, you pay for my electrical grid.”
“If you only watch Fox or equivalent and you only see people saying it's Obama's fault ........Where are the newspeople saying the truth? It reminds me of when Paul Ryan told big lies during the VP debates on TV and no one stopped him and said " Hey those are lies"”
“Agreed. We could all be reasonable and make a big impact. Save money and live better. When your money dosen't go to the gas station, you can use it for better food, better education for your child, or a visit to the doctor.”
“I like to visit a forum where orchardists and fruit growing enthusiasts post. They all agree that the unstable climate of the last years is bad for agriculture. It's not just warmer, it's more unstable. Crops like stable weather. The population is growing and we need more food not less. Are we really going to ruin our agricultural future over oil? This is our heritage we are throwing away.”
treifsteck on Mar 1, 2013 at 22:28:25
“You can't be serious. We've never had more food in the entire history of humankind. As to what people eat, that's an entirely different postulate. Be that as it may, oil production has nothing to do with the human ability to grow food.”
Jan 24, 2013 at 20:24:52
“My kitty had FIV. He lived a long time but the cause of his death was a cold. He didn't have enough blood immunity to fight it off. Keep your kitties in so they don't get in fights with FIV pos cats.”
Jan 24, 2013 at 20:13:58
“An HIV test is inexpensive and anonymous and painless. Many innocent people get infected and never know. The fastest growing group of infections are young women. We all want to believe that the people we love would not infect us but the reality is that without a test you are never going to know. The sooner you know, the better chance you have to live a better life. Please do this for yourself. It only takes 20 minutes.
This news is so wonderful. Thank you everyone who works so hard to help fight this scary disease.”
bahramthered on Jan 24, 2013 at 20:46:28
“Do not forget it needs done yearly every year after you have a new partner.”
“That's not true. People love to follow. They follow fads and ideas all the time. Conservation and population reduction need to get a good leader to follow. If one country or group will be a leader and show that a superior live can be lived by conservation and population reduction then everyone else will want to have it too.”
People behave like they do because they learn from the previous generations. We could change and pass it on to the next. I think people are odd anyway. Blowing up mountains for shiny rocks to make jewelry...really? and creating all this packaging that ends up at the landfill. I hate plastic packaging. We just have to say no we won't buy that. I won't buy a lunch that comes in styrofoam and I won't eat something irresponsible or waste food. I won't heat my whole house when I just need to heat a few rooms. We can do it. My grandparents lived without wasting much. They learned it in the depression. They were happy and saved money too. That was just 2 generations ago. We have all been fooled by advertising and lobbying. We could get back to reasonable living.
Yes to free birth control. And how about some for men too. Lots of women get sick on the stuff and makes their lives miserable so they don't use it. But attitude adjustment would be the best.
I don't want to go back to early mortality rates and all that but it seems to me that when we were barely hanging on in the bad old ice age days, we loved each other more.”
dennishastings on Jan 24, 2013 at 13:23:54
“You are very wise. I agree with you on every single point. Every one. If the two of us can live sensibly there may be hope yet.”
“Don't have more than one child. Think of it as your gift to every other person and animal on the planet. My sister had one only and I am not having any at all. Some say they want their kids to have siblings. Fine, raise them with your friend's kids. Your friend helps you and vice versa. I believe that this is the way it was meant to be. Studies have shown people are happiest in close communities around 100-150 people. My sister and I are both helping with her child. People are greedy and wasteful with resources but could change. In a few generations we could do it. No one wants to work for the end result far away. What if everyone could have good food, clean water and air and fish left in the sea? Isn't that better than stripping the environment bare? When we change our minds about this we will change our minds about caring for each other.”
Yogamum on Jan 24, 2013 at 12:26:23
“I wish I had been more aware of these things when had my children in the 70's & 80's. I've told my grown kids that I'm happy to have my cats as substitute grandchildren because I don't have to worry about their futures in the same way.”
Dec 28, 2012 at 22:32:12
“That's kind to do that so that people on the spectrum can enjoy a current film and not have to wait to see it at home because of the volume or lights. I find the volume to be too loud in most films and wonder if most children wouldn't enjoy it better if the volume went down a little.”
Dec 28, 2012 at 21:43:54
“We loved to go to the early saturday shows when we were kids but woe be to us if we misbehaved. My summer camp would rent out the entire theater and we all ran about in a candy euphoria. Happy times! It wasn't until I was older and went to see Rocky Horror that I experienced things flying about in a movie audience. The latest was a big beach ball dressed up as a snitch before the final Harry Potter film at midnight.
I was recently at the Ballet and a girl was texting away. I asked her to refrain but I finally had to get the usher to intervene on our behalf. At the intermission, many people in my section came up and thanked me.”
“This is right. Our wealth could solve this debt problem. What I hope for is a healthier nation. We spend so much of our wealth treating diseases that are easy to avoid by good diet and a modest amount of exercise. Our country has so much potential. We should not feel overwhelmed because we can solve this without destroying the middle class. Bring the jobs back and make things here again. Rebuild the country.”
nyjjc on Dec 14, 2012 at 01:46:22
“As demonstrated above, there is no "debt problem." It's political rhetoric, not fiscal reality.
We have a revenue problem and a spending problem. Both can be easily rectified by increasing tax revenues to 19% of GDP while reducing spending to 19% of GDP, thereby balancing the budget. The debt will take care of itself over time as we continue to service it, just like with the family above used for illustration.