May 15, 2013 at 16:23:14
“I'm sure he is paying them $25 per hour. Plenty of restaurants have been sued for this practice. And will continue to be sued; these are not salaried employees. Hourly, very few restaurants pay servers salary. Don't defend these people, they are thieves and liars.”
late4dinner on May 15, 2013 at 17:15:10
“I think you left out the decimal point, $2.5 an hour.”
May 15, 2013 at 16:16:12
“I've worked in the restaurant business for twenty years and never seen such disrespect for customers. Never visited Scottsdale, but I'm certain better restaurants exist. People like this deserve to fail. Too many good places to give your money to the bad ones. Taking servers tips is unethical and illegal. Hope they get sued by present and past waitstaff for back pay. Regardless of the current food, why bother- give you're money to a place that cares and respects their clients.”
“Wow at roughly 60K per year - per officer that adds 30 million dollars a year to the Chicago budget. Why not just make our education system better and college free in the state. Or at least for community college within the city. Everyone wins. Having more police on the streets only addresses the the aftermath of what is trending in our city, more violence. I would rather encourage kids to go to college and become tax-paying citizens; not hire more police to add to the problem. Nothing will ever change if we as a city only seek to police and incarcerate the citizenry. We need better health care and education for all. It will take a generation, but it can and should get better.”
tharksketler on Jul 3, 2012 at 18:09:56
“That's just the salary. The total package is FAR more than 60K. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if their benefits package was worth another $30K, and that is still only salary and benefits. Don't forget workers compensation, payroll taxes, etc. One officer must cost over $100K.”
“Well played sir. However, you must remember the fourth amendment to our constitution.”
Solurius on Nov 6, 2011 at 19:38:38
“Yes indeed. I'm in no way advocating the suspensioin of the 4th or any ammendments. For me I have nothing to hide. LEGAL search is okay. I can understand it. I don't hide weapons on, in or around my body when I fly. I don't carry weapons on the streets. If I have to be searched to assure my fellow passengers that I am safe to fly or ride with, then so be it. It's better if all are also searched. I know I feel safer. However, for the police state to come to my home and take me down with some BS excuse they made up, seize any weapons I have in my home is not part of the 4th ammendment. My words are more damaging to the establishment than any weapons I might use for I speak the truth about what I see and what I see is corruption in government. They say the truth hurts. I have truths that no one wants to see. http://911docs.net/new_american_century.php”
“why, in the 25 years since he and his brother, Uncle Billy, started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy? He didn't save enough money to send Harry away to college, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that? Why... here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You... you said... what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save $5,000? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well in my book, my father died a much richer man than you'll ever be! What is so wrong with working people making wages and benefits? What do you make?”
“What to think and say; how our government will enforce this noble pursuit of morality. And in terms of expense who will pay for it, cause I'm not contributing to this insanity. Time for referendum politics, lets all vote on this in a real sense. Do you want to pay for this as part of your income? And how much? Cause I don't. So you pay for it.”
“I love the last line of this article, stating that the settlement will be funded by taxpayer money. Why are the guilty defendants not responsible for these awards? The city should sue to recover the funds in this case. If you are accused of drug crimes in this country the government can use civil forfeiture laws to take away your property, yet these cops are guilty of contributing to someone death and I have to pay for it in part because I live in the city. Unbelievable; how is this fair?”
El Chingaso on Sep 8, 2011 at 16:23:37
“It's not fair. And a case like this just demonstrates how emotionally-driven incompetence by city officials...end up nailing the lowly taxpayer in the end. Then the city raises taxes (without any after thought)...to cover this sort of foolishness. (See government employees can just burn through taxpayer cash...without any "real" accountability.)”
Apr 16, 2011 at 15:22:50
“I guess that your Stanford education did not teach you to do any critical research or independent thinking, just blindly follow and do what you are told.”
MENC on Apr 19, 2011 at 14:32:32
“That's actually funny............why is it if an African American actually chooses to be a Republican....all h*ll breaks loose? Isn't it because they CHOSE the way of independent thinking and not "blindly following"?
Whether it is convenient to those on the left or not.........Rice DID endure terrible prejudices....grew up in segregated Birmingham and CHOSE to be a Republican.
Instead of denigrating........why not appreciate her independence?”
Apr 16, 2011 at 13:01:32
“I love the way you did not post my original response to this person's comments. Nothing I said was abusive or even untrue. Yet you moderators sit in you tower and judge others. What a joke this site is; you should be ashamed of yourselves.”
“Apart from the obvious ridiculous nature of her firing which seems very unwarranted, why did the author of this article include the comment about her catching some woman traveling to Vietnam with $30,000 cash. Is that a crime now to carry your own money around through an airport? Regardless of the sum, why is this a crime?”
totaldisbelief on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:56:11
“Law says $10,000 is the limit...undeclared......
I recently went up to Canada (an hours drive away) and upon re-entry I was asked if I had over 10,000$ on me ...I laughed and said "I wish I had 10,000"...the officer laughed ands said "yeah, I know what you mean"...and I was on my way”
Jasel on Mar 29, 2011 at 12:00:51
“You can't just carry large amounts of undeclared cash into different nations”
Lisbeth35 on Mar 29, 2011 at 11:09:46
“There are laws about carrying large amounts of cash across national borders without declaring it.”
“Just call all the criminals terrorists and the government can lock us all up for whatever reason they wish. Remember when they tried to coin the phrase "narco-terrorist"? The slippery slope leads to zero liberty fellow Americans. Time to retire people like Mitch, Newt, and the rest of the merry bunch of do nothings.”
“Maybe so, but what we are asking for is a credible in the open investigation of the matter. Not the whitewash fill in the blanks report from the government. If "Al Qaeda" did this then what are we all afraid of finding out through the investigation? Can you give any other explanation as to why this building 7 fell on that day? And if it is structural failure, a first in history, why was there not the most extensive investigation into this to prevent future occurrences? Don't we owe it to ourselves living in a society of tall buildings to know what happened? Your trite comments don't add up when seen through the obvious questions left by the 911 commission report.”
hp blogger Nelson Montana on Nov 27, 2010 at 13:47:26
“My comments are trite because I disagree with you? Yeah, no ego there.
“What is the dead Iranian to dollar growth conversion rate for the U.S. economy? How many do we need to kill to stabilize then turn to quarterly growth rates for our economy? This is an awesome revelation for business. Who else can we bomb, and destroy in order to fix our economic problems. There must be dozens of countries we can invade in order to become the economic super power we formerly once were. If my sarcasm is too light, let me say in closing (eventhough I'll be surprised if this gets posted) that it is time to get rid of the war economy that we have in this country and turn back to manufacturing products we actually need and use. If I were Detroit I would start producing toilet paper and dental floss. Get the people back to work, and stop paying the war tax we all give to the federal government. Why is half my taxes going to support this on-going nonsense? Time for a summit for the people to reassess our taxes and where they are going.”
solid on Nov 1, 2010 at 15:44:25
“Correct, pretty close to half your federal taxes paid are going to prop up the military industrial complex. That's really sickening. Would cost a fraction of that to efficiently protect our borders.
“How hypocritical; don't be gay, but it is o.k. to kill and covet your neighbors property. I love the first line of this article that it will be impossible to serve both God and the military if the DADT policy is thrown out. It did not know it was possible to serve both. Once again this only highlights what is wrong in this country. The holier-than-thou attitude, we know best because we are chaplins , is so gross I find it hard to write this. Gay=evil, but killing in the name of America, going against everything the bible says, that is o.k.”
cwebster on Oct 30, 2010 at 02:47:32
“Btw, F & F”
cwebster on Oct 30, 2010 at 02:46:31
“Excellent point. Jesus said "turn the other cheek", not "Johnny get your gun".
Funnily enough, he didn't say anything at all about homosexuality...”
Frank Brenner on Oct 30, 2010 at 02:39:59
“Amen! Yeah, these losers totally forgot, "thou shalt not kill". I really believe anti gay priests are all close cases destined to self loath until they explode in a some hot geriatric man on man action.”
“They always do here at HP. I rarely see my comments up for public scrutiny, even if they mimic what is already being said. I only bother to annoy the moderators who undoubtedly know my name very well.”
“He never did have integrity when it comes to the military. Ask any family with an MIA soldier. McCain fought hard to brush that under the rug, all the while pretending to care about America and her soldiers. What a hypocrite, and now a homophobic bigot.”
“That interview was quite hard to watch. I don't deny C.R. her childhood and the antidotes that accompany it; but she is in part responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people. All in the name of American greed and exceptionalism. This is like Madeline Albright, when she said it was all worth it when the outcome of American sanctions included the deaths of half a million Iraqi children. I'm sure Hitler was a nice charming man sitting around the dinner table with a beer in his hand. A war criminal will always be a war criminal, and a rose by any other name will still be a rose. Jon should have been a lot more hard on her.”
“Then we the people should be about eliminating the pay of the Senate. If you want to work in the Senate you get say $20 per/hour. A mandate from the people will be heard by these lazy arrogant misinformed pretend patriots. Lets fight fire with fire. Who said they get to earn $175K per year. They do, so lets get rid of that amount when they strike down minimum wage for the rest of us.”
rksnj67 on Oct 13, 2010 at 00:06:19
“Pay them minimum wage, since they think it's a king's ransom!”
Hammerlock on Oct 13, 2010 at 00:01:09
“The problem with that is then you effectively institutionalize the "only millionaires need apply" guideline for running for senate at the moment.
What we need are severe, strict, and unforgiving campaign finance laws. Remove the need for politicians to constantly be begging for cash, and you take away a lot of the leverage special interests have on them. You'll still get the corrupt-to-the-core people, but the ones that actually give a damn won't be conflicted about doing good for the common man vs not getting re-elected.”