Nov 28, 2013 at 15:26:46
“Bigmovieman makes very valid point below...
NC17 would have been appropriate for the subject matter since it's about the rape of the American economy that continues to this day with the new "rental" market housing bubble. Amid the housing crash, why was it huge investors like Blackstone gobbled up property while first time home ownership remains (yes, present tense) out of reach? Hope it gets across the cost of white collar crime dwarfs violent crime. One measurement: death by suicide now outnumbers death by traffic accidents since the financial meltdown 5 years ago.”
“how come we get IT/website contractors from Canada but can't have Canadian healthcare? Why did the nation's biggest major new program outsource to a Canadian company when we have so many longterm unemployed and underemployed?”
rdk70816 on Nov 17, 2013 at 09:10:39
“Follow the greed and corruption and the correct answer will appear evident.”
askandtell on Nov 17, 2013 at 00:15:49
“They were already working on Medicare/Medicaid for years so I assume their understanding of these systems was an asset. There are over 40 contractors working on different aspects of ACA. I assume the CGI employees working on the project are US citizens.”
“STOP mislabeling it and misleading the public with: emergency unemployment insurance...
This is the new normal thanks to AI, automation, reduced consumerism and time to build policy to recognize years-long employment gaps are here to stay. UI is economic stimulus at its best because the full amount goes back into the economy in rent and food and gas. Even taxes - need to stop the income tax portion of this. Create state-specified tiered weekly payouts COL adjustments because $450/week may work in Oklahoma/Texas but NOT California/NY. Make large multinationals hording cash start paying the their fair share so small businesses get UI breaks (again a tiered system so the mom and pop shop's UI liability isn't the same as Wal-mart), and remove weekly eligibility to when worker finds comparable employment related to field of experience: whether you're a lawyer displaced by AI or the janitor at the firm. Time to get real.”
“The NSA does worse because its snooping enables death and economic instability when US chooses to deploy what its learned, but without accountability or transparency. NSA has hurt a lot of people for decades and I'll spare the privacy invasion rant.”
Katina Cooper on Nov 15, 2013 at 15:21:41
“And nothing will be done about it. They know too many secrets of the politicians.”
“This is a first for me - Alec Baldwin gets some great insight from guest Mary Broshnahan of the Coalition for the Homeless. Brilliant interview (I know, bare with me) sheds light on lost promises of Depression era, Bloomberg's role in increasing homeless, that 80% of NY homeless are families with children, and breakdown - where to be homeless? Western Europe, NYC, LA or Chicago... stay out of LA if you're a family with dual income earners that can't make rent. No. Mercy. In. L.A. Good to learn there are angel developers trying to help. But outnumbered by those who prefer profit over saving taxpayers through longterm housing solutions.
Nov 8, 2013 at 22:39:56
“We agree on much. Ya, they got greedy with the tax rate. You're making great points. They'll get called back to ballot box to reduce the tax rate eventually.But the cost-savings from not incarcerating minor dealers/users will balance things out if voters stay smart. Big 'IF'”
Nov 7, 2013 at 20:05:19
“First crack in the Prison Industrial Complex. Looking forward to less tax dollars going to prisons and more to health and education. Smoke away recreation lovers of Colorado.
Lord knows smoked my fair share in Golden, Arvada, Greeley, Ft Collins, Aurora, Stapleton International (remember life before DIA?), Evergreen (man was it green then), Red Rock, Estes Park, Aspen, Glenwood Spings - that was in the 80s-90s. Now you get to pay sales tax ;)”
Hardrock1a on Nov 8, 2013 at 21:16:17
“I voted against Prop AA on principle just due to a clause that the Legislature slipped in. But in reality, I don't mind the idea of paying the tax, wish it was not so high because I fear it will keep the black market alive. But then, since we can grow, maybe that will be a good thing. It will force the rec shops prices down, and therefore less tax.
The business to get into would be green house construction, since Colorado cannabis has to be grown indoors. Saving on electricity will help to push the cost down.
But by going ahead and paying the tax, we are assured that the product is clean of pesticides, we know that the money is not going to fund criminal activity. We just have to get the price out of the current "prohibition" pricing.”
“They have the skill set: Hack into the mainstream media worldwide, pick one per country if you need to save time, and link to video for their local protest or a larger one. It's Anonymous, they do their best work from the deep web.”
“"Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe." WRONG.
I'm conservative and this makes me cringe. Free markets are not oligopolies. Free markets are when everyone gets a chance and market demand determines. This is not free market. This is a rigged game people other than Liberals fully understand. Meritocracy doesn't mean when you pull up the latter behind you and just let it down for select cronies to have a chance.”
sayinsumthin on Nov 6, 2013 at 20:55:35
“*ladder* - it's that failed education system blended with laziness prompted by use of spell check since 1995. But you got the point ;)”
“I hear ya. I miss that too. Can't remember the name of the one in Boulder's Pearl Street, and it's been awhile since a visit to Amoeba in Hollywood. That community does get lost when it's all streamed.”
“This gets worse every year and retailers are NOT making more money opening these holidays for worker exploitation! This madness has to stop and only will when consumers STOP shopping on these days. Yuck!”