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Elizabeth Warren: Education Department Shouldn't Be A 'Lapdog'

Elizabeth Warren: Education Department Shouldn't Be A 'Lapdog'

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 17:12:20 in Politics

“I agree with you in principle, but many of those fundamentalist states would forego federal money to avoid having to teach evolution, and thus further hurt the children in those states. The politicians would then applaud themselves for their states-rights stand.

I can certainly picture the Texas Board of Education doing so.”

FromaNawlinsLevee on Dec 6, 2013 at 19:07:02

“From New Orleans:

...they'll only "forego" that federal money until it hurts THEIR interests, baby. So let's go for it.”

ivsciguy on Dec 6, 2013 at 17:15:17

“I very much doubt it. A huge portion of their funding comes from the DoE. I think even Texas has enough rational people that duping those funds would never fly.”
Kim Kardashian Defends Her Parenting Skills, Slams Critics On Twitter

Kim Kardashian Defends Her Parenting Skills, Slams Critics On Twitter

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 12:22:55 in Celebrity

“Frankly, the child may be better off being raised by nannies than Kim.”
College Textbooks Could Be Free Under Legislation Introduced In Congress

College Textbooks Could Be Free Under Legislation Introduced In Congress

Commented Nov 28, 2013 at 13:14:16 in College

“I completely agree textbooks need to be made more affordable, but who is going to pay for free textbooks? Publishing is a fairly labor-intensive business, and writing a textbook is typically a multi-year endeavor which professors are not going to do for free (and FYI--it is not professor/author profit driving the prices--the typical author contract is for $8-$10 on a $120 book. Those who sell lots of books profit; most everyone else ends up having written the book for less than minimum wage).”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 11:51:17 in Politics

“Yes they could, but birth control is part of health care, and no employer should have the right to dictate what aspects of health care their employees receive. That is PRIVATE, and between a person and his/her doctor.

Should Jehovah's Witnesses who own million-dollar corporations have the right to not pay for ANY health care for their employees? No, they can refuse health care for themselves but not their employees (or, it turns out, their children in life-threatening situations).”

hoosieradam on Nov 27, 2013 at 13:34:50

“First, the company is not dictating the health care the employee can receive. They are dictating what insurance the employer will subsidize.

Second, yes, million dollar corporations should, in my opinion, reserve the right not to pay for their workers' health insurance. Just as a company and worker can negotiate a salary, they can negotiate benefits. I would not work full-time for a company that does not offer me a good benefits package, unless I had no other option.

Refusing to fund health insurance is not refusing health care. The employer cannot stop their employee from visiting a doctor and paying that doctor for his services.

In summary, I disagree with the law as it is written, and health care and health insurance are not equivalent.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:53:35 in Politics

“"Baby Love" is significantly better than many of the rulings that have come out of this court (starting with Citizens United).”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:52:06 in Politics

“They pay for INSURANCE, not for birth control. The whole concept of both insurance, and taxes, is pooled resources for a wide array of services (but no one will use all the services)>

I'm opposed to my tax dollars going to pay for drone strikes, but it's still the law that I have to pay up.”

hoosieradam on Nov 26, 2013 at 17:13:14

“I'm sure that if you write a nice letter to the IRS, they will make sure all of your tax dollars go to other programs.

Health insurance companies use actuarial models to determine the cost of certain services, and they could certainly do that for these plans, eliminating the portion of the premium that would cover such services.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:50:40 in Politics

“Don't give them ideas!”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:50:07 in Politics

“Bingo. Some corporations still think they own their employees.”
Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Supreme Court To Take Up Controversial Birth Control Cases

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 16:49:01 in Politics

“or... if you want to do business in this country, you follow its laws.”
Seth Rogen And James Franco Spoof Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Video In Shot-For-Shot Remake

Seth Rogen And James Franco Spoof Kanye West's 'Bound 2' Video In Shot-For-Shot Remake

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 17:26:25 in Entertainment

“I agree with you wholeheartedly. Rappers really need to advance beyond middle-school lyrics. The sink-drink rhyme was especially pathetic.”

MexiChick67 on Nov 26, 2013 at 13:41:28

“Rap, like any other music, has its good and bad. There is rap that is brilliant and poetic, while other stuff is just angry 'give me my money' fluff.”
Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future

Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 11:54:54 in Science

“There is NO evidence for creationism. Ergo, it doesn't belong in SCIENCE texts. This has nothing to do with free thinking, and everything to do with the scientific enterprise.”
Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future

Bill Nye: Debate Over Evolution In Texas Schools Is Jeopardizing Our Future

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 11:52:02 in Science

“Let's get this straight: Darwin said NOTHING about the origins of the world. NOTHING. The theory of Natural Selection/evolution is how the world developed diversity of species, and why some species/traits survived and others did not.

Your arguments are specious, at best, highly i g nor ant at worst, and you have thus revealed your lack of knowledge about Darwin's theory.”
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 17:37:22 in Politics

“the "growing" minority? Apparently you haven't seen the latest polls on approval rating of the GOP. Young people are abandoning you in droves.”
Evolution Battle Engulfs Texas Board Of Education All Over Again

Evolution Battle Engulfs Texas Board Of Education All Over Again

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 12:39:55 in Politics

“There is no science to "intelligent design"--it is religious dogma masquerading as a serious academic endeavor. We are not fooled.”
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 12:34:48 in Politics

“Name ONE instance where Republicans have tried to work WITH Obama and the Democrats in the past 6 years. ONE.”
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 12:33:23 in Politics

“I agree (but think he should have been more assertive about filling some of those vacancies as recess appointments--if the Repubs want to play political games, he should have bested them at their shenanigans).”

Icouldbehappy on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:56:13

“Obama can no longer use recess appointments because of the DC court ruled presidents can no longer do this ...The same court Obama is trying to fill with three nominees .. That's how important this court is ...”
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 12:32:11 in Politics

“The minority (in this case, the GOP) have only been interested in throwing a wrench in the wheels, not trying to have any impact on the positive lawmaking abilities that they are supposed to engage in.”

gingerred on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:42:10

“Because they were protecting the constitution from the EXTREMES
that the shrinking majority trying to impose on GROWING minority.”
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

Commented Nov 22, 2013 at 12:31:24 in Politics

“Seriously, take a civics course. The 60-person filibuster was permitting tyranny of the minority against the majority. That has now been rectified.

Also, FYI, the PEOPLE elected the representatives, who then voted to do away with the filibuster.”
Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors

Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 15:13:10 in Technology

“Actually, it's people like you, who think others are beneath you because they haven't had the same educational opportunities as you, and who thus think those people deserve to work full time yet not be able to afford food & lodging, who have brought this country to the brink--we're headed to third-world status, with large swathes of have-nots, and mega-rich haves who would rather hang onto the millions of $$ they have than participate in any kind of humane social contract. Do CEOs really need to make 380x what the people who actually PRODUCE goods & services make?
http://money.cnn.com/2012/04/19/news/economy/ceo-pay/

Read your history--empires decline after the middle class declines in favor of the wealthy few.”
Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors

Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 17:35:54 in Technology

“Walmart could easily pay its workers a living wage without damaging its profit margin much at all:
http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/11/12/wal-mart-pay-raise/

lonelyisland on Nov 20, 2013 at 17:42:19

“They could also invest that money in automated checkout machines with RFID and fire 300,000 cashiers.

Those machines don't call in sick or stage protests.”
Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors

Marissa Mayer Pokes Fun At Walmart Protestors

Commented Nov 20, 2013 at 17:32:01 in Technology

“And might there be a reason to unionize Walmart? E.g., that they pay wages requiring their employees to need public assistance?

You need to read "The Jungle" to understand why unions are necessary in light of corporate greed and malfeasance.”

Freespeechrules on Nov 21, 2013 at 08:44:27

“Unions are outdated and strictly a scam....and anyone paying attention knows it. Walmart pays the going rate for retail jobs.....they don't control the economy so your comment about public assistance is absurd. Using your logic, my boss needs to give me a huge raise because I want more "stuff". And before you spout public assistance means food etc, whose fault is that? The company that hired your sorry behind in the first place or the fact that you haven't acquired skills to move beyond Walmart.

You apologists and union hacks have brought this country where we are now.”
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