“Pffft... I can live on that for TWO years! Learn to budget! GOD!”
susanora on May 1, 2013 at 23:40:49
“I could live on it for 10 years. I'm just one of those middle class greedy slobs who bought a 2000 sq foot home & paid it off early. And prefer to drive my old-enough-to-vote Toyota with a new engine put in, because I hate to throw out stuff that can be fixed.”
“Jon Stewart is an irreplaceable man. Despite him and Colbert being "joke" news shows, they seem to have the most neutral stance on an array of issues -- primarily political -- that I've seen. Every other news agency has an agenda, whereas their agenda is to entertain. You can tell that they both support a certain party, but their news, and how it is projected, seems minimally bias -- the least amount seen anywhere. They poke fun at everyone.
Oliver seems like a level-headed guy with a lot going for him, and he's bright. He'll be sufficient for the time being.
I wish Jon the best of luck with his new movie coming out. I'll be sure to see it.”
“I wouldn't "let it go," but $18 million is a substantial amount of money for something like this. There should be some compensation involved, but the amount seems excessive.
This is more than breathing or looking at people -- I get it. My point was that people sue over EVERYTHING these days. That was the point I was trying to make. Look at the woman that spilled coffee on herself at McDonalds and won millions. People in America are too fast to jump to sue rather than finding another way of remedying a situation.
I've been offended, hit, made fun of and so on before when I was a child. I never sued.
There was no physical damage done here... It isn't like someone t-boned a vehicle and there is actual damage. That's what is so dangerous about "emotional distress" when it comes to the civil system. These astronomical amounts are off the charts for the most stupid of things.
Maybe it's just the way I perceive things. Give the guy *some* money and make the creators of the meme repay in other ways, such as volunteering at special needs places. Money isn't an emotional band-aid.”
B Powell on May 2, 2013 at 03:01:45
“In America, money talks. You want a company or private entity with more money than you to comply, you have to sue. And physical damage doesn't justify a lawsuit. We have defamation of character, harassment.. .all kinds of non physical protections. Sure, the child isn't bleeding internally, but do you really want to live in a world where anything goes, except physical damages... that'd be horrible.
Money isn't a band aid, but in the United States of the Dollar, it's the only way to get people to take the rights of the little guy seriously. Businesses do cost benefit analyses to find how much they can get away with in damages in order not to make costly or embarressing changes. They have these protections for themselves built in, why shouldn't Americans be able to protect themselves?”
“Can someone PLEASE tell me why these people are famous?!”
Rozzie1 on May 1, 2013 at 06:12:58
“Ok, you know.....LOL but let me tell you again. Kimtrashian made a XXX movie with R.J. putting things everywhere. LOL Only in America can one tramp turn a XXX movie into millions for the whole Kardtrashian. LOL now you know. Amazing its it.”
“I want everyone to keep in mind that this guy has the money and access to the best equipment, education, trainers and nutritional and supplementary needs.
Look at the picture -- the tire, the rope, the kettlebells. He's on a strict surplus diet to pack on muscle -- something a lot of people cannot do today due to the economy. I know it's hard for me to take in what I need - about 3,000-3,100 calories/day on training day.
Anyway, good for him. It's hard work, but he deserves the praise and success that he gets. I've always liked Dwayne - he seems rather genuine compared to others in the movie industry.”
oneilleddieeddie on Dec 19, 2012 at 04:02:10
“don't be daft........it's called steroids and growth hormone serum injections...the teeth always give it away, they outgrow the jaw...that's why you see so many top athletes in their mid 20's and older wearing braces.”
“No matter whether you're FOR or AGAINST it, you should be FOR democracy, meaning that you should support the majority of what we, the people, want.”
Snippert on Nov 5, 2012 at 19:03:07
“Sometimes yes, sometimes no. We basically have to arbitrarily decide which issues should be state controlled, and which need to be controlled by the government. I don't want to leave Civil Rights issues up to voters in Red States.”
“But the people that drink at bars on the weekend are perfectly fine and can't quit their addiction, am I right?
Marijuana is hated by many due to it's current status as illegal, for any reason. I bet if it was legalized this whole time that you, among others that are against it for whatever reason(s), wouldn't care. It'd be like how alcohol is today, except for, you know, the domestic abuse, the DWI's (And the injuries and deaths sustained from them), assaults, and bad decision making.
No, I don't smoke, either, but I can see a fallacy about a perfectly fine plant that is naturally grown and has medicinal properties.
Also, I've been in emergency services for years. I've seen countless motor vehicle accidents where alcohol was a factor. I've had to restrain drunks in the back of an ambulance because he was combative towards the EMT and I. I've seen people ejected from vehicles and injuries sustained from bar fights. But that's legal, so it must be ok.
Cannabis is as addictive as the internet (You must be an addict! Get help!) or going to the gym. It's not like alcohol and tobacco - not even close. I've seen one of my best friends go through heroin withdrawals (He relapsed and passed away, by the way) -- you don't know what withdrawals are until you see one of your best friends in such a state where a drug has gripped his heart with such strength that a man”
SuperBenFranklin on Oct 26, 2012 at 14:31:21
“You live in fantasy land. Your point of view just doesn't match reality.
“It's weird, because biologically both of these people can reproduce. She is 32 - an age where many women want to have children; He's 15 - his hormones are raging and he wants to stick anything that moves, doesn't move, or used to move.
Yet society says it is wrong on multiple levels - age-wise and student/teacher relations. Plus the cheating is wrong, too.
It is weird how society manages itself sometimes...”
“People against the legalization are the ones that probably still think that reefer makes colored men rape white women.
Look up some current, unbiased case studies and information and you'll see that it is much safer (and it is natural) than alcohol. The Gateway Theory is a sham.
Plus, overall, why should the government limit what people do with their bodies, especially when it is a non-lethal substance?”
SuperBenFranklin on Oct 25, 2012 at 16:12:31
“People for the legalization are the ones who either want to profit from abuse, or want to validate their habit they can't quit and get others to join.”
jbkorn02 on Oct 25, 2012 at 15:36:39
“Just the other day I watched a show called "addicted" about a heroin addict and when they look back at how he started using drugs marijuana was the first thing. They didn't mention tobbacco or alcohol throughout the whole show. Everyone I have ever met that I know of has tried drinking before ever coming across marijuana. Is alcohol no longer a drug?”
jbkorn02 on Oct 25, 2012 at 15:34:16
“I dont' belive the poll that says 50% never tried. Either it was made up or there were a lot of liars in the room.”
Bahgwan on Oct 25, 2012 at 15:31:01
“Speaking of gateway. I do not like the way pot makes me feel but if I drink alcohol I will smoke it. Best make alcohol illegal.”
“If he was white, he would've been crucified by Al Sharpton. But where is Sharpton about the Nassau cop that was killed & the civilian, or about the NYPD officer that was shot yesterday? No word, of course, because the perps were black.
It's sad, but true.”
mbroo on Oct 25, 2012 at 15:48:37
“Gwyneth Paltrow said it and pretty much no one in the urban community tripped...so you are wrong...”
“I predict that it will be a domino effect when one state legalizes it and sees economy flourish. Then politicians will be grabbing like crazy to say that it was their idea when all the positives of legalization float to the top -- truths that many of us have known for a long time now, but such truths that have been suppressed by erroneous and unwarranted bias slander.”
“Fair. They posted obvious, clear and concise signs that stated that they'd be illegally trespassing onto a military base. How stupid can you be?
However, if one of the guards stated that they could "make them disappear," then that is something unwarranted and unprofessional.
I also think the 3-hour wait on the ground is an exaggeration -- it might've been for 30min-1 hour, but I doubt 3.
Word of advice: Don't illegally trespass on military bases.”
HellboundNDown on Oct 14, 2012 at 21:35:59
“I posted a sign that read: be free; think for yourself....
it threw the entire nation into a state of disarray.
tell me what to do fail.”
Bobotheclown on Oct 14, 2012 at 21:05:59
“That's not a military base. That is a vacation destination known all over the world.”
Wrench Turner on Oct 14, 2012 at 20:50:36
“I think they made that up for some salvage material.”
PatA on Oct 14, 2012 at 20:19:54
“I lived 1/4 miles from the south boundary of the west firing range at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. Signs are everywhere. Other than breaking the law, there was a risk of stepping onto a "dud". Those can explode.
My dog jumped out of my truck window and chased a coyote onto the far west range and I went after him. He stopped at the command "no", but I broke the law and would have deserved being arrested had I been seen. (I stayed on the road.)”
“A majority of the women look terrible without make-up... It just goes to show you how much it does for them, and how superficial people truly may be by going after these glamorous women that are caked up and photoshopped.
Jennifer Love Hewitt looks great still, though. The same thing with Spears. ;)”
“She can break into my house anytime, as long as I can break into those pants. ;)
On a more serious note, I think taking a shot should be enough. The charge is a little too much, although it would be practical for someone that may have seriously destroyed property or harmed someone. Plus, she was drunk and not in the right frame of mind -- a mistake, if you will. We've all made them.
One day at the super market I saw a car that I saw was my Uncle's. I got into the backseat and put on my seatbelt and turn around... There's a car seat next to me and a stranger in the driver's seat. Whoops. Wrong vehicle. Should I be charged with attempted kidnapping?
Also, she doesn't look too harmful. I bet when she walked into that house she wasn't donning a ski mask and a shotgun -- she was drunk, in regular attire and unarmed. I am all for protecting your own property, but using discretion with a firearm is a must. Deadly physical force, in my mind, probably wasn't justified in this case.”