“....had an ex-girlfriend move to SF from New Orleans, she and her guy pal pay $4K in rent per month...up form $2,800 from just last year...stunning...it does become strange after a while, for $4K (I live on my sailboat in New Orleans), I could pay all living expenses for a year...now is SF really 12x better than NOLA? Restaurants? History? Architecture? Seafood? Relaxed Environment?...they don't even have JazzFest or Mardi Gras...weirdos...”
“it's easy to say that Sears sucks, but what brick and mortar stores don't these days...they all seem like their days are numbered...name one that sells actual merchandise, is a national chain, and growing...”
“Soccer cheering has no point. Football fans successfully cause opposing teams' offenses to call timeouts, use up the play clock, screw up audibles or cause procedure penalties.
Ask Burt Hooton whether baseball fans affect an opponent's performance. Soccer? They sing songs - which all sound the same - regardless of outcome. It doesn't celebrate performance. It doesn't serve to intimidate. It has no purpose.
Soccer counts time up. Soccer games count the time that has elapsed, rather than the time remaining. This is stupid for a number of reasons.
First, soccer games don't refer to time anyway, so why even keep it?
Second, why the concern on the past?
The score already reflects all important information of what has already happened in the game. In soccer, this is most likely irrelevant anyway, since the score is most likely 0-0, er, nil, nil. The focus should be on the result - which depends on the future. Thus, time should count down. Can you imagine NASA counting up (from, say, when JFK made his speech about landing on the moon in a decade)?”
Atheissimo on May 16, 2014 at 05:08:19
“Does chanting have to have a point in the game?
Aside from the fact that it's extremely intimidating for the opposition (the crowd is often referred to as the '12th man' in English football) it builds a sense of community.
You try taking a penalty in front of the Kop stand at Liverpool FC's Anfield stadium and tell me the crowd doesn't have an impact.”
“Matt Z. (Matthew_Zakutny)
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"That sounds like a good law to have honestly. It's a huge decision for people to end a life. Give them time to consider all the options I say."
...it is a big decision...
...Is there a waiting period for vasectomies?
...btw, that = no more possibility of life, plus is just sounds awful, should there be a waiting time to consider all the options?
There's no waiting period there? Really?....And I suppose there is no map that shows me the time between vasectomy counseling and snip, snip? I wonder why....”
The ab.ort.ion rate in the United States dropped to its lowest point since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in all 50 states, according to a study suggesting that new, long-acting contraceptive methods are having a significant impact in reducing unwanted pregnancies.
“$2.13 for a server, waiter, waitress...hasn't changed in 23 years...why not? Food prices, cleaning services, gasoline, utilities, cost of dishes...all have gone up, and restaurant owners will pass along those costs along to customers, but when it comes to decades-long depressed wages for the actual people working there..well, not so much.”
“"And while the minimum wage for tipped positions is $2.13, if the hourly wage plus tips does not reach the federal minimum of $7.25, the employer must make up the difference"
jstanavgguy on Apr 29, 2014 at 17:09:02
“You are aware tht it is federal labor law, right?
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires payment of at least the federal minimum wage to covered, nonexempt employees. An employer of a tipped employee is only required to pay $2.13 an hour in direct wages if that amount plus the tips received equals at least the federal minimum wage, the employee retains all tips and the employee customarily and regularly receives more than $30 a month in tips. If an employee's tips combined with the employer's direct wages of at least $2.13 an hour do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference.
“no one wants to be the one still sponsoring them...they'd stand out...for example, the article mentions all those who have dropped advertising, but which ones still do? I'm guessing the Clipper congregation knows that...and that will be gone soon too.”
I've seen the Clippers do a little inside-outside jersey protest to show they know what's going on...is that hysterical?
I heard Obama and Magic and Jordan call the owner's remarks "offensive"...Magic won't even go to the games...is that hysterical?
I've heard pundits and announcers on TNT say things like maybe this owner has to go, maybe the NBA president should step up and do something about this...is that hysterical? The NBA is conducting a "full investigation"...is that hysterical?
I've seen the story for days, no hysteria...not like "death panels" for Obamacare...nothing like that....”
“"The Associated Press survey finds that 26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act. Yet even fewer — 13 percent — think it will be completely repealed. A narrow majority expects the law to be further implemented with minor changes, or as passed."
...so if you go hotair or read some of the comments below, you'd think that obamacare is a failure...yet twice as many approve it than think it should be repealed...and a majority think it will just be improved upon in the future.”
“Kaiser’s survey also found, as several other polls have, that a significant majority of Americans oppose the idea of repealing Obamacare, as most Republican lawmakers advocate.
Almost half of those surveyed (49%) said they wanted Congress to "keep the law in place and work to improve it." Another 10% said Congress should simply leave the law as is.
By contrast, about 3 in 10 either wanted the law repealed outright (18%) or repealed and replaced with a Republican alternative (11%).
The Kaiser survey found that a significant majority of those who favor the law said they were "tired of hearing" arguments about it. Not so for the opponents, who, by a narrow margin, were more inclined to say that continued debate over the law was "important for the country."
“next, if not already, the GOP will say that the "free" Obamacare is only free only free for three years, then they have to pay 10%...
....that's outrageous, because then there will be more people in Medicaid, and when wonks crunch the numbers, deal with savings to the state, duplication of services and money saved in uncompensated care, those states would only be ahead a few billion dollars over the next 10 years...what?
...those states will be saving money even AFTER the 3-year grace period...yep.”
fizzed on Apr 18, 2014 at 21:26:05
“Texas alone will be forced to spend $100 billion over 10 years by not expanding Medicaid. Eventually the millions in these Red states will learn how horribly they've been screwed by their Republican governor and seek revenge.”
MNLibbie on Apr 18, 2014 at 16:59:45
Sure can't have GOP states saving money and doing the right thing THAT'S not in their DNA.
Tleilaxu Ghola on Apr 18, 2014 at 15:38:39
“All those red states with all those Pubs who kept them from being covered like the state next door...