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8 Photos That Prove Happiness Can Be Discovered In Unexpected Places

8 Photos That Prove Happiness Can Be Discovered In Unexpected Places

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 16:49:03 in Healthy Living

“Agreed, but being positive and being happy aren't the same thing - at least not in my book. It's possible to be happy and pessimistic and unhappy and positive.

Being positive is simply a sometimes (perhaps even oftentimes) useful delusion.”
Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 01:31:44 in Politics

“That's just silly and childish.”

dwim42 on Dec 9, 2013 at 01:34:12

“i love this country & this so called leader is setting us back for year's to come”
Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 01:18:44 in Politics

“If you think that the bad guys can be determined by an R or D next to their name, then you deserve exactly what you're getting from our elected officials.”

Jeff Tenenbaum on Dec 9, 2013 at 05:35:11

“I don't. There was a point where I thought it could be determined by what they say, and then I realized the lies are so interwoven with the truth that both are obfuscated. That leaves researching what they've said compared to what they've done and knowing who *not* to vote for, but then with new candidates you've got a sort of wildcard that poses obvious problems (and benefits). But to posit that what we're getting is deserved in any way is ludicrous. We didn't earn this. People that vote(d) by party line put implicit trust in people and a platform they believed in. That their trust was violated and trivialized is not their fault. That blame lies sorely on the people who earned and then abused said faith.”

DoubleDD on Dec 9, 2013 at 01:21:39

“Have you been preaching this from the beginning? Because a lot of Dems thought the great Obama could do no wrong. Oh wait they still do. By the way I agree with what your saying.”
Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Obama Faces Backlash Over New Corporate Powers In Secret Trade Deal

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 01:16:58 in Politics

“Any comment that begins "you liberals" is bound to be loaded with ignorance and your comment surely fits the bill. I don't hear the conservative leadership opposing this.”

dwim42 on Dec 9, 2013 at 01:19:20

“ignorance is left for people that voted for this clown joke of a president. PERIOD.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 8, 2013 at 09:46:16 in Business

“Your argument would be valid if we had a truly open and fair set of rules in the marketplace. With corporations writing the legislation and directing the government, we don't have an open market.

This has nothing to do with Obama. The system was like this before Obama and it will remain like this after Obama. I'm neither an Obama supporter nor looking for a free lunch, thank you very much.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 14:28:25 in Business

“You really don't understand the situation the poor are in. Some of them don't know how to even navigate the educational system and if they did, they still couldn't necessarily afford an education - they're trying to afford groceries.

Your argument isn't completely invalid, but just as they might be complainers, it is no less offensive than your cynicism and self-righteousness.”

lhelix1965 on Dec 7, 2013 at 17:41:21

“So you are saying they are so ignorant they can't figure out how to go to school. I'll bet they would not agree with your assessment of them. The huge majority of them could better themselves if they wanted to-many of them do-and there are plenty of programs to help them financially to go to school.My opinion does not make me self-righteous but your statement just shows your ignorance.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 20:11:57 in Business

“I just completely disagree. Between lack of insurance, manufacturing having moved overseas, decades of flat wages, death of Detroit, the largest divide between wealthiest and poorest, and a long-term recession, it's simply not a matter of making a decision.

The increase in poverty isn't simply a matter of choice that Americans have made.

Your point isn't hard to understand. It's such an oversimplification that it is very easy to understand. What is hard to believe is that anyone would attempt to make it”

lhelix1965 on Dec 6, 2013 at 20:56:52

“What is hard to understand is that somehow you are not aware of the thousands of high tech and biotech jobs-among others-that are open and go unfilled because there are not enough qualified workers to fill them. These workers can either get an education and help fill them or complain how life isn't fair. I am trying to use little words so you can follow along.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 19:10:01 in Business

“No, a person isn't entitled to a raise because of one's situation at home. On the other hand, millions of people aren't struggling simply because they're lazy and don't want to better themselves.

You have what appears to be a powerful need to believe that people are struggling only because they are lazy. It seems to be a common response every time the economy takes a dump.”

lhelix1965 on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:34:53

“The only person who used the term"lazy" is you, which makes the inference yours and not mine.If you believe these individuals are lazy so be it. I simply believe they can change their situation if they want to and if they don't that is their decision. hard to believe that is so hard to understand.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:59:49 in Business

“So you're saying you don't have the data?”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:25:39 in Business

“That's an easy claim to make, but can you back it up with data?”

AcidIndigestion on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:35:58

“Yes...what are they currently making per hour?”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 18:24:16 in Business

“Perhaps you could go back to my post where I stated "Of course no one "FORCES" employees..." I'm glad you're not taking my fast food orders.”

lhelix1965 on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:34:26

“I think it would help if YOU understood what you are saying. I know exactly what you are trying to say and am saying you are 100% wrong. If those individuals feel they are"forced to work in those situations" then they need to better themselves and get out. You don't get raises because of your situation at home.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:32:35 in Business

“Of course no one "FORCES" employees to work in a situation they don't like, but people certainly are "forced" to work in situations they don't like. It's probably not a distinction you understand, but nonetheless, there it is.”

lhelix1965 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:46:56

“I know this is way over your head but there is not one fast food worker being forced to work in a fast food restaurant. Not one. Have an adult help you.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 16:28:45 in Business

“Nonsense. To suggest that it is okay for unfair wages because there are other employers (who might also offer unfair wages) is rubbish - especially considering that large corporations lobby against a truly fair labor market.

In an open, fair marketplace your argument might hold water. In our corporatocracy your point holds no water.”

plowboy611 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:54:13

“Then I guess you will fit right in with Obama's vision of America. You might want to learn how to click our heels when you salute and say Heil! The market place is what sets wages. What do you think will happen if they give burger flippers $15 an hour. What do you think the people that make $15 an hour now will do? They will want $25. Then the people that earn $25 will want more. It's about time Obama and people like you quit trying to get a free lunch.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:54:30 in Business

“Well, of course. They know that now that Thanksgiving is no longer a day off, they know Christmas is next.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:53:40 in Business

“I appreciate and understand your cynicism, but it's misdirected.”

lhelix1965 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:20:48

“No, its not.No one FORCES employees to work in a situation they don't like, ESPECIALLY when it comes to entry level employment.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:53:00 in Business

“There are certainly examples of lazy and uneducated in this country. However, the problem is far bigger than the marginal number lazy and uneducated.

It would be great to offer training - except the data shows that those jobs aren't there- regardless of the training.”
Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Here's Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking This Week

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:50:59 in Business

“Whether these jobs were meant to be living-wage jobs is irrelevant.

The question should be, are employees earning proper rewards proportional to their contribution to the success of the company.”

AcidIndigestion on Dec 6, 2013 at 18:23:47

“"The question should be, are employees earning proper rewards proportional to their contribution to the success of the company?"

Yes, they are...”

plowboy611 on Dec 6, 2013 at 16:02:47

“Uh no! They can get kids to do the same thing. Those jobs take no training longer than 5 minutes. If you or they don't like it, go elsewhere.”
'The Daily Show' Visits New York Times, BuzzFeed To Learn Why Media's Ignoring Wall Street Scandal

'The Daily Show' Visits New York Times, BuzzFeed To Learn Why Media's Ignoring Wall Street Scandal

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 13:06:40 in Comedy

“Sure, but hating it doesn't change the situation. This is why it's good to raise to hell.”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:30:32 in Politics

“Well, you make a very good point. However, it's not as though the current market system of insurance is a "win" either. The U.S. hasn't had a genuine "win" for some time, whether we're talking militarily, in education, health care, or personal freedoms.”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:28:05 in Politics

“Really? All the GOP wanted was to keep the affordable plans, doctors, and hospitals? I thought is was also to avoid socialism and to stop death panels, too.”

soprano39 on Dec 4, 2013 at 13:32:47

“Well avoiding socialism and death panels would be a good idea as well. As well as not throwing granny under the bus and promoting dirty air and water. Oh wait, that's what Dems said we wanted. Never mind.”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:23:59 in Politics

“Is that really what you thought putting families first meant?”
Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Obamacare Signups Surge As 29,000 Enroll For Health Insurance On Sunday And Monday

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 13:19:55 in Politics

“Is that a setup for a comment on "Mission Accomplished?"”
Thanksgiving Storm Leads To Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Thanksgiving Storm Leads To Hundreds Of Flight Cancellations

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 23:11:51 in Green

“Weather is not the same thing as climate.”

richadu on Nov 24, 2013 at 23:55:01

“Then why do they use weather records to prove the climate has been warming?”

fishermen on Nov 24, 2013 at 23:21:02

“You better tell your fellow global warming believer.”

IrisMozenter on Nov 24, 2013 at 23:17:30

“Don't try to explain it, they'll go to their deathbeds denying global climate change.”
36 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Divorce

36 Things I Wish Someone Told Me About Divorce

Commented Nov 19, 2013 at 21:55:04 in Divorce

“I'm glad divorce was a positive experience for you and that life has improved since your divorce. My life has not improved since my divorce and I find it extremely depressing.”

artemes10 on Nov 20, 2013 at 15:26:22

“No one can change that except you. I'm sorry for your pain. But at some point, you have to take responsibility for the quality of your own life.”
Frozen McRib Photo Will Make You Question Everything In Life [UPDATED]

Frozen McRib Photo Will Make You Question Everything In Life [UPDATED]

Commented Nov 14, 2013 at 17:25:21 in Business

“Exactly! Why contaminate it with food?”
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