“Just like a bunch of self-righteous "christians" here. Thinking that Someone else putting up THEIR "religious display" belittle theirs. How pitiful the "christian's" life must be, oh how little faith they have in their religion, that it can be overshadowed by a beer can.”
charleydog on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:07:19
“Festivus is a religious display? Since when?”
cdr1174 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:59:15
“No squirt, but PBR is such a poor excuse for a beer.”
icetea15 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:54:17
“actually we don't feel overshadowed one bit. We are simple speaking up, and allowed to do so, when there are actions that are clearly meant to do nothing more than incite the public. You expect we just all be quiet?”
“And your proof? Or is that just your "Opinion" No tobacco company funded studies please. They have always been faked. Remember when tobacco company studies showed smoking to be good for the throat and digestion? And still, according to their studies, smoking does NOT cause cancer.”
charles77 on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:57:03
“Nobody wants Ecigs banned more that big tobacco.”
charles77 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:33:59
“I am 55 and smoked 3 packs a day for years.
I have been smoke free for over a year using Ecigs.
I used to have many friends who smoked, I don't know any that still do.
Smokers of real cigs are now at an all time low.
Nicotine replacement therapies like the patch and gum have BEEN proven to help stop smoking.”
“Really? Then show the REAL users of those e-cigs. The coughing and gagging, dried-out skin, the destroyed lungs, the taxpayer-funded healthcare they require. Use THOSE people in their ads. Not the "Cool' look and the "taking back your freedom"”
charles77 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:28:15
“"The coughing and gagging, dried-out skin, the destroyed lungs, the taxpayer-funded healthcare they require. "
That is from smoking, not Ecigs.
Pushing all the Ecig users back to regular cigs makes money for the government, but people will die.”
“Yeah, that is why all those food safety regs were enacted, to make money, not because all those people were dying.”
Jeffsmith727 on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:24:51
“You believe that food regs are about safety? Maybe in the beginning, but no more... Now, they are about making sure that big agriculture increases their market share year after year, and discouraging new competetion from springing up... If it were about "safety", then why is it that virtually every time a new set of regulations are rolled out, the major players in the Ag industry are granted exemptions, waivers, or time to make the necessary adjustments to comply? Do they afford the same perks to the small business owner? Of course not. They never do, because the small business owner isn't funding their reelection campaign. The reason special exceptions are made is for this very reason. To drive out the competetion... Why you ask? Because it is easier for them to control 3 or 4 large mega corporations than it is 25,000 small business owners. Why do you think that the number of small, locally owned farms continues plummet year after year, while at the same time, food prices rise, which in a free market would actually encourage more people to enter the industry... The fact is, an overwelming majority of small farms are now "partners" with big agriculture, who takes a cut of their profits in exchange with helping them navigate the literally tens of thousands of pages in regulations that they are expected to follow. Many of these laws are actually written by the people supposedly being regulated... That's how corporate welfare works...”
charles77 on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:54:54
“Stopping Ecigs IS just about money and power for government.
And stopping Ecigs will CAUSE people to die who go back to regular cigs..”
“But no one is ALLOWED to check at guns shows or "personal" sales(NRA STRAW BUYS)”
1953AGB on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:43:34
“This may come as a shock to you, but the sort of people committing most crimes are not buying guns at gun shows. They're buying them on the street from the same people who sell meth and other illegal items. So exactly what good do you think it would do to have more gun laws when criminals don't obey any of the current ones? You really think someone willing to break laws against armed robbery or breaking laws forbidding felons from having guns are going to suddenly become law-abiding citizens if you come up with one more laws?”
“Believing those bagger lies again? Why yes, insurance is costing them more because they USED to pay zero and the taxpayer paid it all.”
charleydog on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:38:43
“Are you stupid or just a Democrat? Those 15 million people had healthcare policies with private companies. In order to have policies, they had to pay premiums. The taxpayers did NOT pay their premiums. As a self-employed person, I am one of those who had an individual healthcare policy. I paid my premiums every month. Now I have to enroll through the ACA and a comparable plan to what I've had will cost almost twice as much in monthly premiums.”
“Yes, let's go back to our country's roots...the belief of NOT celebrating Christmas. That was one of the reasons the Puritans and Pilgrims left England. They believed the frivolity of Christmas was sinful. So go forth"christian" and DON'T celebrate Christmas.”
“All you corporate sheep need to get REAL facts. No wealthy greedhead EVER said "I have so much money I need to hire more people." What they have said is "There is more people out there with money to spend. I need to hire more people."”
“Even though history has ALWAYS proved you wrong? People with more money tend to spend more money requiring more personnel the provide goods and services. That has ALWAYS been the fact no matter what your corporate masters tell you.”
wtolawyer on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:45:55
“You also ignore the impact of computerized automation and the reduction of a physical work force to achieve the same services e.g. robotics in television; digitialization in both newsrooms and radio stations; automated cooking in fast foods, etc.
In summary, the combination of increased technology and higher labor costs will create an increase in taking labor-saving measures.”
wtolawyer on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:43:43
“Then how do you account for 70%+ of new businesses failing to suceed after 5 years; and with a much higher rate, closer to 90% failing within the first year?”
“Easter is celebrating the goddess Eostre whose symbols were the rabbit and the egg.
"Eostre is a very obscure Goddess, and uniquely Anglo-Saxon Pagan. She is not mentioned at all in the Norse corpus and only fleetingly in the Old English by Bede in De Temporum Rationale. Her material is so scant that some scholars have speculated she was not a Goddess at all, but that Eostre was merely a name for the holiday. Her name is connected for words for "east" and "shining." It is therefore related to the Greek godname Eos, Goddess of the dawn in their pantheon.”
“Sorry, "christians" you already lost the Faux "War on Christmas." You sold out to the corporations long ago.”
BuzzyG on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:46:19
“I am sorry to tell you that you are way off base and as a result it is the atheists who have lost!”
mirrormanxkl on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:38:47
“Hey listen you are discriminating against us! You have no business saying that....what makes you think that you can discriminate against any religious group MUCH LESS CHRISTIANS WHO ARE THE VAST MAJORITY IN THIS NATION? I am not an extremist and I am sorry some of the extreme views have distorted christianity but in the end...we are the majority of people in this nation and YOU SHOULD HAVE SOME REAL RESPECT FOR THAT!”