“Perhaps we should cut to the actuarial truth and determine how many lives it takes to equate to the cost of implementing preventative technology. The railroad industry has always resisted safety technology. Historically, railroad crossings is a perfect example of that.”
baomike on Dec 3, 2013 at 16:35:09
“cost estimates for "positive train control" , mandated in 2008, run from 8 to 20 billion. And the solution mandated my be iffy, function wise.
Most cities will not pay for the upgraded crossings. If the city wants to cross railroad property they get to pay.”
“I think there's plenty of blame to go around: Unrealistic expectations of earning power, poor guidance, and easy credit to name just a few.”
dennism123 on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:49:12
“indeed, one can blame the fed for increasing available loan amounts, the colleges for spending lavishly, and the student for choosing the schools that spend lavishly and assumed loans they could not necessarily afford.”
“What the article doesn't tell you is this move was aimed at Aroostook County potato farmers. Schools in this county already adjust their schedule to accommodate the crop season. We are not talking slave labor here but, a necessity of farming that has been happening for generations.”
Dec 3, 2013 at 08:13:14
“Sure, makes sense to me. Why bother developing agricultural crops that actually feed people. Let's all get high and assume Doritos grow on trees.”
mmonzeglio19 on Dec 3, 2013 at 10:24:10
“such an ignorant statement”
Sanders McGrillin on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:40:52
“Glad to see your unwavering support for drug dealers! I agree, keep marijuana illegal because if its legal the drug dealers won't profit off of it.
but hey, we need more good spirited drug dealers! So lets keep this plant illegal so they can continue to make a lot of tax free money off of a plant”
Russ Klettke on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:35:04
“If that upsets you, look at how the U.S. government corn subsidy program has very little to do with yellow corn kernels on your plate. What doesn't get turned into high fructose corn sugar (in your packaged foods) is used for cattle feed (a cheap gift to the beef industry) or ethanol fuel. There is no danger of marijuana supplanting the food crops that feed people on a level that the beef, processed food and gasoline industry have already done. (scroll down to the fourth graph: http://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/crops/corn/background.aspx#.Up3dJZTcomQ)”
Mitchman57 on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:23:46
“That's dumb. There is plenty of food and crop land available to grow more. Besides, Cannibus grows like a weed on land that is very poor for food crops.”
Nynny G on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:22:32
“You are aware that DOCTORS say this is a wonderful medicine right? AND...they prescribe it to themselves as well.
Developing crops...No, Monsanto has that and there will be no development unless they do it.
Are you even aware of what is going on agriculturally? or are you just against weed no matter what due to lack of knowledge and fear?”
Timothy J Hannon on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:19:49
“Or we can make a problem out of nothing, then throw billions of dollars at it. Rune countless lives, and make some people vary rich.”
Husaria on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:18:05
“You mean the GMO corn that is used to make said doritos? That corn? The corn that doesn't have to be labeled as GMO?”
hollywoodjaxx on Dec 3, 2013 at 08:17:47
“It's also a source of fiber and fuel...unlike your GMO corn being grown for fuel and not food.”
“Indeed. However, socialization is based on emotional rationale which is subject to change under certain conditions. We see this in crime statistics during a bad economy. One may consider stealing an immoral act during when having the means to provide for yourself. But under a different set of circumstances the same person could justify it regardless of societal upbringing and control.”
“It seems to me when I'm offered a job with a salary and benefits these are things promised to me in return for my labor. These things are not given to me out of the goodness of the employers heart. I work for them. What I pay and what the employer pays for my healthcare is my employment agreement. How dare the employer stipulate conditions of my healthcare just because they pay a portion of my premiums. You get my labor and skills and that's all. Stay out of my personal life.”
“I'm sympathetic to these views but, I'm skeptical it could ever change absent of revolution since greed is an innate attribute of being human. Historical examples prove this. Those that have - never give up readily to those that don't.”
Smeagel4T on Nov 26, 2013 at 12:22:41
“True. But then again murder is actually an innate attribute of being human. It is only through our social upbringing that man's animal nature is brought under control.”
“Yes, come talk to me so I have a head's-up on your replacement or who's going to be promoted.”
mm1970 on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:06:08
“Yep, I got promoted 2 years ago right when I was newly pregnant with #2. I waited until 22 weeks to tell anyone. Luckily it was winter and I was wearing this huge fluffy blue sweatshirt. Even then, the last few weeks wasn't fooling too many people - but most guys were too polite to ask.”
EvgenyLibek on Nov 26, 2013 at 08:02:39
“I thought the same thing.
In fact, this opens the door to wrongful termination lawsuits, unto the end of time.
Why in hell should a woman discuss ANY of her plans, with her boss?
Unless, well, you know -- let's not go there.”
“You would think there are more pressing matters at hand in encouraging a culture of innovation. Who cares what email preference the employees have. It's the quality of collaboration you should be more concerned with.”
Ditchmonkey on Nov 26, 2013 at 00:03:31
“Or better yet, tap your employees to improve the mail so that everyone likes it better. Forcing them to use a crappy product isn't benefiting anyone.”