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U.S. Methane Study Says Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates

U.S. Methane Study Says Emissions 50 Percent Higher Than EPA Estimates

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 19:04:58 in Green

“Is there a difference in cattle spewing methane when cow graze and eat grass compared to eating grains?”
The Worst-Run States In America: 24/7 Wall St.

The Worst-Run States In America: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Nov 25, 2013 at 03:40:15 in Business

“Oh, that's right, the Texas Oil Consortium and Enron manipulating the energy markets increased energy prices in California and put an end to the Dot.com growth or caused the Dot.com crash in California back in 2001.”
The Worst-Run States In America: 24/7 Wall St.

The Worst-Run States In America: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Nov 24, 2013 at 20:34:15 in Business

“Moody's Explaining its rating about California:
"It also noted the state’s “highly volatile revenue structure,” due to its over reliance on wealthy taxpayers."

Maybe someone can explain this to me how this would be a highly volatile revenue structure when California gained more super-wealthy/rich people in the last couple of years?”

julieintx on Nov 24, 2013 at 21:30:19

http://macromon.wordpress.com/2011/06/06/chart-of-the-day-californias-volatile-revenue-base/
'
It's more prone to bubbles because it's based on personal income taxes.”

skinja99 on Nov 24, 2013 at 20:40:35

“because cali pays morw in federal taxes than it receives.
cali pays for its own infrastructure and thr infrastructure of other states that soak up federal tax dollars.”
10-Year-Old Aaron Vu Gunned Down In Robbery At Miami Nail Salon

10-Year-Old Aaron Vu Gunned Down In Robbery At Miami Nail Salon

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 17:03:58 in Miami

“A Nail Salon? Why a Nail Salon?
There are other business in that mini mall. I got a feeling the Nail Salon was targeted and was not some impetuous selection in a random act of robbery.”

thorrsman on Nov 24, 2013 at 18:55:13

“Cash business”

ilovemyrights on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:03:29

“Usually a cash business. Often saved up money from budgets over the course of the week or weeks. It doesn't show up on receipts that way.”

thorrsman on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:40:49

“Look at the owner and the boy. Look at the killer.

Perhaps someone should call it a hate crime.”

countj62 on Nov 23, 2013 at 22:11:18

“Exactly that's what I was thinking. Also being a minority they were targeted for specific reasons.”

unique on Nov 23, 2013 at 20:43:42

“Many women pay for their services with cash.
These crimes are getting out of hand. Where
were the police that were supposed to be
patrolling the area?”

LouGots on Nov 23, 2013 at 19:29:34

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of critters?

Perhaps they thought that Asians make good victims because they are believed to keep cash on hand and not to have guns.”

Pat Patrix on Nov 23, 2013 at 19:01:44

“Most likely because it was an immigrant run business. Less likely to be armed, have security, or cooperate with police. Unless you murder someone that is. They probably just figured it'd be an easy mark.”

MAX13722 on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:57:28

“Yeah I'm pretty sure it was targeted. Those places can charge anywhere from $25-10 a person if they're good, so they bring in a lot of money”

tiredofthesameoldstuff on Nov 23, 2013 at 17:41:57

“Perhaps they didn't think any of the customers would be carrying a gun in their purses?”
JFK-Nikita Khrushchev Relationship Explained By Khrushchev's Granddaughter

JFK-Nikita Khrushchev Relationship Explained By Khrushchev's Granddaughter

Commented Nov 23, 2013 at 16:49:38 in HuffPost Live 321

“A gig as a visiting Professor sounds pretty cool.”
Nuclear Fallout: The Real-World Consequences Of Senate Filibuster Reform

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

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 21:03:29 in Politics

“There goes your Republican hive mind in overdrive.”
Senate Approves Nuclear Option [UPDATE]

Senate Approves Nuclear Option [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 18:18:28 in Politics

“Like the Thousand year Reign of the Anti-Christ.”
Senate Approves Nuclear Option [UPDATE]

Senate Approves Nuclear Option [UPDATE]

Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 18:13:56 in Politics

“So Harry Reid is more inline with the Republicans of the House of Representatives?”
Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War

Commented Nov 18, 2013 at 17:55:12 in Technology

“Snowden set the bar, so you would have it easy with less hassles if all you did was document.”
The State With The Most Rich People Also Has The Highest Poverty Rate

The State With The Most Rich People Also Has The Highest Poverty Rate

Commented Nov 16, 2013 at 03:05:17 in Business

“Californians screwed themselves over with Prop 13, their educational system went from no 1 in the U.S. to 36. But that's exactly what Californians wanted. Pete Wilson, governor of California back in the 90s tried to take this message to the rest of the country when he ran for President on the platform of reducing the cost of education, the rest of the country quickly turned him down.”

UncleDaKine on Nov 16, 2013 at 04:25:51

“tonyjim... the whole austerity thing, and rising education costs, and making state parks more 'self-sustaining', more privatization of the common good... et al... were all 'spear-headed' with Ronald Reagan as Governor.... He was beta-testing the "Reagan Revolution" in preparation for tryin' it on the Nation... Reagan never really liked students, that was evident with the things he said during the UCBerkely "Free-Speech" Movement of the 60's... (I was there)!!!”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 01:00:35 in Politics

“Does your husband have a pre-existing condition?”
Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Obamacare Fix Backlash Has Already Started

Commented Nov 15, 2013 at 00:55:23 in Politics

“Hell of a lot better than Republican's only concern: OBSTRUCTION!”

celere on Nov 15, 2013 at 01:00:55

“Fanned, tonyjim.”
Sarah Palin Compares Federal Debt To Slavery

Sarah Palin Compares Federal Debt To Slavery

Commented Nov 11, 2013 at 03:31:19 in Politics

“"Free Stuff" Like Bill O'Riely's People want stuff?
What is the free stuff they are talking about?
Is it the stuff from stars, dust that settles and creates planets and life?
Is the stuff something manufactured?
Is it something abstract, an idea, nothing concrete at all?
Do people want free ideas? Is that the free stuff she's talking about?
Stuff called freedom maybe? And are these free ideas placing the U.S. in debt?
Or is the free stuff just GOP code for some fiction of what liberals and progressives want without defining it.
I got no idea what she's talking about. And OMG she was almost VP of the U.S.”
Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Swiss Scientists Say They Found Lethal Level Of Polonium In Palestinian Leader's Body

Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Swiss Scientists Say They Found Lethal Level Of Polonium In Palestinian Leader's Body

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 14:14:32 in World

“It's beginning to look like there are two Israels: The elected Government and those rogue shadowy elements imposing their views on politics.”

mitchd1040 on Nov 6, 2013 at 15:22:44

“That's if the Israeli's did it. I think the regime in Syria had more motive to go along with their more aggressive interventionist foreign policy. As far as we know, Syria is the only actor in the region killing heads of state to avoid a peace deal at the time. Syria has a hard time explaining their ridiculous police state without a state of constant conflict in lebanon, isreal, and palastine. I can't say I'm very sad that Syria has been torn apart considering their known role in causing bloodshed within their neighbors borders.”
Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Swiss Scientists Say They Found Lethal Level Of Polonium In Palestinian Leader's Body

Yasser Arafat Poisoned? Swiss Scientists Say They Found Lethal Level Of Polonium In Palestinian Leader's Body

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 14:10:38 in World

“radioactive polonium can turn any healthy lifestyle into an unhealthy lifestyle.”
Blockbuster Closing All Of Its Remaining Retail Stores

Blockbuster Closing All Of Its Remaining Retail Stores

Commented Nov 6, 2013 at 14:01:24 in Business

“I must be missing something here, how does a conglomerate like Dish Network absorb Blockbuster losses and keeps on doing business without batting an eye?”

heymack on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:11:18

“They got the company really cheap to begin with.”

R Edward Pearson on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:10:41

“Losses are subsidized by us through tax deductions.”

Rodger leMonde on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:08:46

“The bigger you are the more benefit you can milk out of a loss come tax time.”

rafa0105 on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:05:39

“Super easy... they are owned by Kraft who is owned by Malboro.”

Keith Hewitt on Nov 6, 2013 at 14:03:47

“Check out your cable/satellite TV bill. That's how.”
Milky Way Teeming With Billions Of Earth-Size Planets

Milky Way Teeming With Billions Of Earth-Size Planets

Commented Nov 5, 2013 at 01:08:38 in Science

“He doesn't want to break the bad news that we're not his chosen ones.”
Americans Flee The Northeast Because It's The Northeast

Americans Flee The Northeast Because It's The Northeast

Commented Nov 3, 2013 at 01:21:54 in HuffPost Home

“Are they suggesting that people with no hope of rising to the top are moving to places like Virginia, North Dakota and Texas?!”

RButler on Nov 3, 2013 at 01:22:31

“Good one!”
UN: New Atrocities Being Committed Against Innocent Civilians In Central African Republic

UN: New Atrocities Being Committed Against Innocent Civilians In Central African Republic

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 11:50:49 in World

“Kind of vague as to who is doing what. In this multi-ethnic country there are only Christians and Muslims?”
At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

Commented Oct 30, 2013 at 11:39:55 in Crime

“Since the 90s?!
Of course!!!
1989 California Bans assault weapons
Crime Control Act of 1990
1994 The Brady Hand Gun Prevention Act”

philinmedford on Oct 30, 2013 at 20:04:06

“Compared with 1993, the peak of U.S. gun homicides, the firearm homicide rate was 49% lower in 2010, and there were fewer deaths, even though the nation’s population grew. The victimization rate for other violent crimes with a firearm—assaults, robberies and sex crimes—was 75% lower in 2011 than in 1993. Violent non-fatal crime victimization overall (with or without a firearm) also is down markedly (72%) over two decades."

Nationwide, the "assault weapon" ban was allowed to end, concealed weapon carry became prevalent and people bought more firearms than ever before. So there goes your arguments, right down the tube.”
At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 13:27:17 in Crime

“600K people in Vermont?????
Only 42% gun owners?????
Statistically insignificant!

No. of Gun owners in California is 23% is 8,740,000 gun owners in California
California Gun Murders in in 1999 over 5500
California Gun Murders in 2010 2900
A drop of 53%
Pop of California in 1999 33 Million
Pop of California in 2010 37 Million
Population increases and gun murders went down to 56%

And of course people who bring up the murder statistics avoid the main one which is deaths due to injury by firearms. In that California and Vermont are equal.”

philinmedford on Oct 30, 2013 at 00:33:39

“So you don't know what ratio means. Have someone explain it to you.

All you did is prove that with increased gun ownership, violent crime by firearms and murder has decreased in EVERY state since the 90's.”
Jon Stewart Gets Inspired By Congress' Healthcare.gov Hearing, Belts Out 'Try A Little Tenderness' (VIDEO)

Jon Stewart Gets Inspired By Congress' Healthcare.gov Hearing, Belts Out 'Try A Little Tenderness' (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 11:51:02 in Comedy

“It's episodes like this that make me look forward to watching Chris Hardwick's Funny or Die or Talking Dead.”
At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 16:30:31 in Crime

“36 Million live in California, 630,000 live in Vermont, did you forget that statistic?”

philinmedford on Oct 28, 2013 at 21:27:22

“Do you know what "3.4/100,000 people"means?

Hint, total population doesn't mean squat.”
At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

At Least 9,900 People Have Died From Guns In The U.S. Since The Newtown Shooting: Slate

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 16:26:30 in Crime

“"Gun control is not really about gun control, it's about people control..." What!?
We don't have laws to control an inanimate object, we have laws that either prevent our use or curtail our us of inanimate objects.

"The right to bear arms exists primarily so the citizenry can protect itself against its own government."
Protect ourselves from a government with WMDs and nuclear weapons. Rising up against a tyrannical government or the size and one that dominates the world is a ship that has sailed a long time ago.”
Netflix Wants To Replace The Movie Theater

Netflix Wants To Replace The Movie Theater

Commented Oct 28, 2013 at 16:09:49 in Technology

“I heard that too.”
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