“This was actually a pretty brilliant move by House Democrats. They introduce a bill they know the majority of House Republicans will vote down, then turn around and say "House Republicans want to allow companies to steal your wages. They don't support the working class". Its a classic election year kind of maneuver. Now let's hope the Democrats pound that messaging home and finally take back the House.”
AngelaQuattrano on May 30, 2014 at 17:23:31
“It also doesn't take a lot of prodding to get Republicans to come out against the concept of a minimum wage.”
“I don't understand why disclosure isn't federal law and applied everywhere. If you are going to give to a political campaign or sign a petition for some kind of political movement, then you should expect your name to be disclosed. People have a right to know who is giving money etc for political causes. If you are trying to hide your political contributions, then that leads me to believe you know what you are contributing to is wrong...”
Apr 30, 2014 at 14:05:51
HuffPost Live 321
“That is INCREDIBLY naive. Netanyahu has shown time and again he has no desire for peace and if you look at the history between Israel and the Palestinians...well its not pretty and Israel has certainly committed its own share of atrocities and war mongering. Not saying the Palestinians are innocent but neither is it as black & white as you claim it to be.”
“Tarot is an interesting subject, and I think alot of people (both those who believe in it and those who do not) approach if from the wrong standpoint. Tarot isn't supposed to be about telling the future. It's not going to tell you whether you will get a new job or find a lover or if you will be rich or move to a faraway land. Anyone who believes that is bound to get snowed - because ultimately subtle clues will be picked up on either by the reader or the person receiving the reading and the "readee" is going to hear what they want to hear.
Tarot is supposed to be about helping you see what's going on around you. We often walk through life with blinders on and sometimes we miss things that can influence our decisions. Tarot helps point that out. Is it magic? No I don't think so - I think anything we classify as "magic" is just something we haven't figured out how to explain with science yet. I've seen people receive effective Tarot readings though - and like I said...they are "effective' because they help the person see something about a situation they missed...not because of some magical hoo-doo that tells the future.”
BannedInBoston on Apr 30, 2014 at 21:42:09
“I agree that Tarot is a good tool for self-analysis. I've tried both, though, and I happen to think that astrology is a much better tool for self-analysis. Of course, one of the great things about Tarot is that it can be combined WITH astrology. I would just add that if you simply limit these amazing tools to self-analysis, you're robbing yourself of literally enormous possibilities....”
“I disagree with you to a point. I do believe beliefs should constantly be questioned and examined - thats how we grow as individuals. But there is rarely a need to insult another person's beliefs. Beliefs in and of themselves may not be worth of respect but the people who hold them are. There is nothing wrong with engaging with people, even questioning their beliefs, in a polite and respectful manner.”
jtruitt on Apr 30, 2014 at 15:42:51
“Some beliefs positively invite ridicule. For example, people that think the earth is flat, people that deny the holocaust and people that believe that Elvis is alive. When these people express these beliefs and get reactions ranging from funny looks and laughs to outright ridicule, there are not a lot of people that don't share those beliefs that would come to their defense. Should we respect these beliefs? Should we respect the people that are so credulous they hold them?”
“The majority of corporations use Windows because its more cost effective hardware. They can get tons of machines cheap - something that can't be done with a mac. The fact is OSX is actually a superior operating system to Windows (and those of us who build software everyday know and understand why). And OSX is a more secure and stable OS than Windows. No system is 100% safe. And yes, OSX has security flaws - but no where near the number of flaws and gaping holes that exist in Windows. There's a reason security firms and government IT infrastructures don't run windows for their server software / hardware and typically stick with Linux based implementations.”
Yank in France on Apr 30, 2014 at 11:23:51
“Actually, there is NO evidence to back up your claim that corporations use Window because it is more cost effective than Macs. I have read financial analysts who say that Macs are better. But I agree that there is a whole lot more business apps for Windows than for Macs. If you need Windows, go with a PC. I do not need it, so I am happy to benefit from my far more efficient Macs. And their much higher resale value. No comparison what so ever! :)”
“Eh it really does depend on the machine. If you have a touchscreen, Windows 8 makes sense and is pretty easy to use. If you don't have a touchscreen, the system is clunky and ridiculous. I have a touchscreen at home and I love Windows 8 (never thought I'd say I love windows) but I've used it on my parents computer (which is not a touch screen) and I want to throw it across the room. MS made a mistake when they made it so touchscreen dependent.”
“Emphatically not true. I'm a software engineer so I know my computers. I own both a PC and a Mac. Does my mac cost more? Yes. Is my mac a better machine in terms of power, durability, and performance? Oh my yes. And my PC is a pretty good machine (it has to be for me to develop on it). In fact the mac I had before the one I now own was a better machine than the PC I bought brand new 3 months ago (and I had owned that mac for 5 years).”
Blackfire on Apr 30, 2014 at 06:29:56
“I have to side with Seaghán here. I too am a software developer and while I do most of my development on a server, I don't have a whole lot of demand on the laptop I use for work. I enjoy the fact that I can use my Air (provided by work, I didn't buy it,) all day on a full charge and still have 30% left when the day is over. Between that and actually having the performance in the case that you need it, it's really not a bad laptop and in comparison to other ultrabooks, they're really not that much more expensive.
People complain about things they don't like and then try to justify it beyond the justification that it needs. If you don't like OS X, the extra price doesn't make sense and you can leave it at that, but if it does and it makes you enjoy using your computer and easier at the same time, it may very may be be worth that "Apple Tax" and it's certainly not Double for the Air.”
jokamachi on Apr 29, 2014 at 16:04:22
“Your definition of better is rather narrow, and I disagree on each area you point out as being better. What's more, your being a software engineer should prompt you to back up what you're saying with some definitive evidence, not just lazy writing.”
“Nah I did that - built my own PC a while back (and it cost me more than a mac) and while it lasted a VERY long time (I ended up gifting it to my nephew recent after owning it for about 7 or 8 years) I still love my mac much more.”
Axekick on May 1, 2014 at 14:42:08
“In my opinion it depends a lot on what you will use your computer for. Writers, artists, reporters, etc.. tend to prefer Mac's.
The last time I built a PC for myself about 7 years ago, it cost me around $750 but I already had a psu, video card & hard drives for it.”
Apr 21, 2014 at 10:10:03
HuffPost Live 321
“So something about this whole story is fishy. While the notion of Bryan Singer engaging in sex parties with young men between the ages of 18 and 21 is not surprising (I've heard that rumor for years), the whole underage thing seems a little suspect. But what is REALLY fishy to me is why is did this guy wait 15 years to file a lawsuit? And didn't he file one back in 2000 against others for this kind of alleged abuse? So if he was able to file one then why didn't he decide to file this lawsuit then as well? Why wait so long? Seems a little odd to me...”
“Actually if you don't believe Obama is a moderate Republican it only shows how far RIGHT this country has shifted in its thinking. If you actually look at Obama's policies and then compare them against traditional moderate conservative policies, you will find they line up rather well. This country doesn't know WHAT a leftist position IS because we've drifted so far right in our politics. We no longer have a truly progressive movement in this country - at least not one with much of a voice.”
stuth on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:28:41
“I have compared....he doesn't come c lose....he's for higher taxes, and more Govt dependence, and intervention.....nothing like a conservative.
the country has gone very left over the past century...increasingly divided though under this new "Progressive" push lead by the Obama. Comcast folks.....Clinton and Kennedy would be labeled tea party by the leaders of your current party”
“"I know that the dirty little secret that nobody wants to talk about is that a high percentage of adult male homosexuals in America were sexually molested when they were children,” he said. "Anybody who's a counselor...will tell you that."
How often does this "claim" have to be debunked before it stops being used?”
“Wow - what kind of sick degenerate do you have to be to compare two people in love to axe murders and cannibalism? i means, seriously?! What kind of mental misfire does that kind of "logic" take? I almost feel bad for this guy. His life must be so empty to be so full of hatred.”
“"He said it was because of his Christian convictions," Huckabee said of Obama. "Does he have them or does he not? If one has them, they don't change depending on what the culture does. You don't take an opinion poll to come up with a new point of view."
Really Huckabee? Because I seem to recall many a southerner who, 50 years ago, were adamantly against interracial marriage due to their "Christian Convictions" - yet those attitudes have evolved because culture has as well. The fact is, religious convictions evolve with culture all the time!”
“Federal labor data actually does include position / education / experience etc. Each job is given a particular pay grade that corresponds to a particular position and the requisite education and experience requirements. So adding sex and race would be additional data points to that data.”
“"The proposal "would create a disincentive for firms to hire women," write Perry and Biggs."
That comment right there - the belief that Obama's executive order would create a disincentive to hire women PROVES there is a wage gap. Otherwise, why would it matter if they hired a woman or not? What Perry & Biggs are in effect saying is that "Federal contractors won't want to hire women because they can find out they are being paid less than their male counterparts with similar education and experience".
Honestly - do these people even think before they speak?”
“Seriously?! Its 2014! When are we going to stop having this ridiculous debate. Evolution is scientific fact! Yes, FACT! Look up what the word "Theory" means within the context of science. It's not some pie in the sky idea. It's not some funky notion that maybe might be true. It's fact. And to try to outlaw its teaching is to take our already sad educational system even further backward than it already is.
Honestly people. Can't we have some kind of intelligence test or something for people who want to run for office?!”
“All I can say is all those conservative groups who through a hissy fit when people were calling for a boycott of Chik-fil-a better throw the same hissy fit that One Million Moms is now calling for a boycott of Honey Maid.
Personally I say let them boycott it. It's there right and it sure isn't going to hurt Honey Maid's bottom line. When will these people realize they are on the wrong side of history?”
“Why is it so difficult for the religious to separate their personal religious beliefs from the rule of law? If she wants to think homosexuality is a sin, that's fine. I really don't care. But that doesn't mean she gets to enshrine that belief in the law. I'm sure she thinks divorce is a sin (Bible says it is) but I don't see her trying to outlaw that. Personally, I think owning a gun is immoral but you don't see me trying to ban firearms and keep people from owning them. And you know why? Because I am able to separate my personal moral beliefs from the rule of law and I understand the two are not always one in the same.”
hiitsjoan on Apr 4, 2014 at 12:37:21
“Your attitude is a textbook example of what "tolerance" means! Bravo.”
Imbrium66 on Apr 4, 2014 at 10:04:24
“"Why is it so difficult for the religious to separate their personal religious beliefs from the rule of law?"
I just want to point out that this isn't the "religious" but the religious zealots. Many religious people want nothing to do with this nonsense and in fact fight against it.”
CS Parish on Apr 3, 2014 at 15:30:51
“Very well said! It seems so simple doesn't it? why do people struggle with the obvious?”
mushroomlingo on Apr 3, 2014 at 14:13:31
“They probably see Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights as their window to amalgamate the the two. They discern little separation, even though the same document makes that very distinction.”
SpeakupNation on Apr 3, 2014 at 13:03:20
“But even if you are for sensibly regulating firearms, those same people say you want to ban them. Their simplistic thought process affects both their input and their output.”
Benjamin J Kane on Apr 3, 2014 at 12:57:51
“I am pretty sure she didn't try to ban anything, she just stated her opinion that she believed it was a sin. everyone else is inferring that is what she 'would' do if elected.”
“If Koch truly wanted to erase "cronyism", he'd have fought against Citizens United and spoken up regarding the recent SCOTUS ruling that lifted contribution limits. But he didn't. Because he knows that the more $$ he can throw around the more power and control he has.”
“Maybe we should take a different tact with folks like this. Maybe we should start suing them for libel/slander/defamation. Hit them in the pocketbook so they stop lying about an entire segment of the population.”
“"Why contribute to the prosperity of those who would exclude you?"
Now there is a statement I don't get. How does support for marriage equality EXCLUDE those who don't agree with it? They aren't saying heterosexual marriage should be outlawed and only SSM should be allowed. They are simply saying both should be given legal recognition. That doesn't exclude anyone.
“Ok first, this post made my head hurt. Either English isn't your first language or you really need to brush up on your writing. Not to be mean but I could barely decipher what you are trying to say.
I will say that (unless I'm misreading what you wrote), you seem to misunderstand what exactly the world "theory" means in the world of science. In Science, a theory is collection of facts which are repeatable and provable. It's not a hypothesis (which is something unproven). Evolutionary theory IS fact according to the scientific method as is The Big Bang. You need to brush up on your understanding of science.”