“Oh, how I miss the teacher who taught EVERY subject!”
Sue Roediger on Aug 12, 2013 at 21:10:13
“I taught in an alternative school for kids with behavior issues, I had a class of 6th, 7th, 8th graders..... and covered all subjects. I had two aides, but was responsible for all lessons and outcomes. No picnic - I'll tell you!”
“Does this mean B&N will make the cafes the center pieces of the store again? I hate how they condensed everything to a sad pathetic looking corner area of the store, and I think it was in 2010 that they started doing that.”
Aissatou Sunjata on Jul 9, 2013 at 00:27:30
“No, earlier than that because I had the opportunity in 1997-98 to see one open from the ground up and it also had the café in the corner. Believe it was called strategic at the time. When you enter, it is always in the corner, nearest the magazines and newspapers and non-fiction book selections. Easier for folks to sit down, having something to read and drink at the same time. Now, the WiFi connections are also found in the same area. This makes for the corner to be very busy with those who will more than likely at least buy coffee, perhaps something additionally, but definitely spend some money. So, believe in many places, perhaps not all, the physical layout was thought to be where it would attract money to be spent. For me, I noticed it 1997 - 98”
“Great, now if we could just stop LA's toxic smog from killing the plants, and stop LA's energy imperialism from killing any more kit foxes, golden eagles, and tens of thousands of acres of healthy ecosystem, JTNP might have a shot at survival. LA, you want solar power? Put it on your 15,000 MW worth of viable, sunny rooftops and leave the desert alone!”
Phil Ken Sebbin on May 25, 2013 at 20:24:53
“They could have used the money from a decade of lawsuits on increasing LA's sustainability... but why think long-term? Garbage in, garbage out!”
“yeah, the partisan finger pointing, of which i am deeply and routinely guilty, is a complete distraction from the fact that WE, the people, have far more in common with each other than any of us do with our corporate overlords and their government puppets.
the culture wars and partisan name calling (again, i am constantly doing it myself, so not pointing fingers!) are designed entirely to drive a wedge between people who have 85% of their interests in common to ensure we don't all get together and turn on the corporate/government complex.”
Borris Banter on May 24, 2013 at 22:12:32
“You got it, we have been expertly divided and conquered. The coup and social engineering was brilliantly executed. ”
“Saxby (heh heh), I think the greatest victory the terrorists have enjoyed on your recent watch, is seeing the Baggers slash infrastructure spending so that terrorists can just stand by and watch our bridges collapse without even having to blow them up. That, sir, and I use the term loosely, is just one of the many gifts you personally and routinely hand to our enemies. Own it.”
“haha. yeah, you are really paying higher taxes for this. how? through your tanning salon bill? get a grip. the makers like me are paying for it and we are GLAD to do it. premiums are MUCH lower, benefits are MUCH higher and now we won't get cholera when we go out for dinner because some poor kitchen staffer is getting the shaft from their cheapskate employer. win/win/win/win/win.”
“wrong. i am not eligible for any subsidies because i make a lot more than the limits, and i will save thousands of dollars a year. i would NEVER let my employer control my healthcare options, i think it is really freaky that people like you are fighting for a corporate nanny state.
sorry, this is the beginning (only the beginning) of a free market, where transparency is starting to become available - what benefits we get for what cost. next up, we need to expose how much procedures and drugs and office visits really cost and make the information available so the consumer is receiving accurate pricing signals and can make free-market decisions.
what we have had until now is a corrupt, opaque, wasteful, capricious and deadly system where it's a life-or-death gamble on what services you may get, where you may get them and what they will cost you. this is a massive move towards free market transparency and FREEDOM for consumers and i am delighted.”
IndyvoterRob on May 25, 2013 at 13:48:30
“Total Government control is not freedom. I have to believe you are being jocular or jesting for reaction.
The Government is the most wasteful entity ever created by man. Paul Krugman no less has admitted there will be death panels. How is that for choice? Strangers in suits thousands of miles away deciding if you live or die.
Get real kid. We need open competition between private healthcare companies. Get the Government out of it totally and prices will recede.”
“why is it that every time an expense (say, a tax increase) is added to a business, you people say that the business has absolutely no choice but to take the cost of the expense out of payroll and to raise prices for consumers, but everytime a savings (say, a massive saving in health insurance premiums) is handed to a business, you people ALSO say that the business has no choice but to take the savings and hoard it and not roll it into payroll or lower consumer prices?”
shane b on May 24, 2013 at 14:56:36
“when you become a business owner you can do what you would like :)”
“nice try, but i am positive i am more educated, more entrepreneurial and more financially successful than you. i just believe, based on endless evidence, that the corporatocracy is what is killing america's top position in the world and unless we get back to our roots - where hard work, community, risk and innovation are encouraged rewarded, not wasting your life in service to a tax-dodging, polluting, exploiting multinational - america will continue to circle the drain. it ain't that complicated.”
RubyMontana on May 24, 2013 at 23:03:30
“You may believe what you want, LOL!
But you cannot judge me.
I am an avatar! A UserName! A little kitty!
In other words, stop thinking so much of yourself.”
“and even then, pretty much nothing ever happens (see Virginia/Aurora/Tuscon/Newtown; see Deepwater Horizon/Upper Big Branch; see fertilizer plant explosion; see huge spike in suicides from economic meltdown and wartime PTSD; see hundreds of thousands of deaths and maimings from Wars for Oil, and on and on and on). a few people have to bribe to get anything done anymore, and it is never done for our benefit...”
Astroturf Exposed on May 24, 2013 at 12:28:00
“Most politicians aren't representing us. They represent big business!”
“This is great. Terrorists don't even need to bomb our critical infrastructure now, they can just slash our government budgets and stand aside and watch while it falls down, burns down, or is poisoned by industry. Thanks Baggers!”
“i have a doctorate degree, my own successful business, i own properties, and make plenty of money (100% of which i pay taxes on) and i stand with OWS. you people really can't understand that there are millions of us who operate on principle, not out of personal greed.
i love democracy and (legitimate) capitalism, and i believe this country is circling the drain because people like you keep looking in all the wrong places to find our problems. here's a hint: it's not unemployed college grads in front of the DOJ who are manipulating prices, bribing our government, destroying our economy, poisoning our planet, perpetrating wars for money, and then dodging taxes.”
“yes! bow down before your corporate masters and their puppets in government! capitulate first, then grovel later! take whatever garbage you are given and be eternally grateful! don't think for yourself or fight for anything better! keep silent in a democracy!
that's how you succeed!”
RubyMontana on May 24, 2013 at 12:11:30
“You really have no idea how to succeed financially, do you?”
“multiple articles have shown that much, if not most of this money is actually earned here in the US but shifted - on paper - overseas. pretending that the majority of, say, apple's patents were developed in ireland (while actually developed in california), or that the majority of, say, amazon's european profits were earned in luxembourg, where they do not even have a distribution center, is exactly the type of shell game these multinationals are playing.”
“hahahaha. i know! the government just independently makes up rules without any pressure from it's overlords who then benefit from those rules! don't you find that a little naive? the rules ONLY exist because multinationals bought them, so yes, we get to be mad at them.”
“Thanks for the strawman baloney, Stabenow! Who even listens to your babbling about overseas farms, the Gates Foundation (pandering for a donation much?), or other completely IRRELEVANT noise? This was a bill that said STATES could require labeling if they wanted to. US states. Period. Nothing to do with the Gates Foundation, starving people overseas (who will get trapped into the sinkhole of patented seeds if Gates has his way), banning GMOs, etc.”