“For the same reasons there are some things that you don't tell your kids there are some things you don't tell the general public. Its grown up business that most people aren't capable of understanding.
This guy should and will be locked away for a long LONG time.”
erhuh on Jun 10, 2013 at 13:58:18
“I agree. Unless he reveals more I'm not that impressed.
PRISM targeted foreign suspects and the phone meta-data was ok'd by a court for a 3 month window after the latest bombing.”
Shawn Swigart on Jun 10, 2013 at 13:55:58
“support for tyranny?”
PALEOLOGOS DRAGASH on Jun 10, 2013 at 13:55:39
“For the same reason you tell the kids that babies are not brought by storks, you tell the general public that it is being eavesdropped on.”
Captai on Jun 10, 2013 at 13:55:38
“He won't remain breathing long enough to be locked up. He'll 'fall' in front of a bus.”
“I listen to Pandora all the time. I've learned of a ton of new artists and songs there that I would not have known even existed. If I hear a song that I really like I go over to Amazon Digital Download and buy it.
27,000 plays over a service like Pandora is NOT equivalent to a being broadcast 27,000 times. A single play over Pandora is playing for a single person, NOT thousands of listeners of a radio station. This artist that is doing all of the complaining is using an apples and oranges comparison when it comes to compensation for having his songs played.”
“The "Working Families Flexibilty Act" is the latest bad idea in a long line of bad ideas. They say it will be "voluntary" but if you opt out you can be sure you will be quietly phased out of a job.”
Christina Chapman on May 8, 2013 at 23:57:58
“Indeed. It amazes me that people don't think of that. I worked at a place once where anytime an employee did something the employer didn't like (clock out and work overtime for free, for example) the manager would just cut their hours until they quit. The manager told me this outright (I was a manager as well).”
“You should only be able to patent something you have created. Not something you have discovered. If you have created a process to find a particular gene you might be able to patent the particular process you used to discover the gene if the process itself was totally new, but definitely NOT the gene itself. The very thought of being allowed to patent human DNA is ridiculous.
If the SCOTUS rules in favor of the patents holders by the rule of law then a constitutional amendment should be implemented in short order.”
“I can understand not necessarily needing to be there physically for outsourced or contract work but if I were interviewing someone for a permanent job and they said that they don't like to show up to the office for work because they have other things to do around the house and watch the kids and whatnot....lets just say it would be a very short interview.”
bonthomme on Feb 24, 2013 at 13:42:20
“what if they presented you with studies that showed working from home was far more productive than working in your infinity mirror cubicle farm?
I suspect that would be an even shorter interview.”
“How is she supposed to turn around the company if there is no one there to manage? How are the other managers supposed to increase quality and performance if there is no one there to manage? I also know that there are a lot of talented workers that will get away with murder if you let them, but all it takes is for the manager to stroll silently through the room every now and then to keep them on track.
I get the whole commuter thing but welcome to the real world. Ever heard of a car pool or van pool? Some of my colleagues use it every day without a problem.”
“More tax increases, Medicare and Social Security should be off the table. Everything else is fair game. Those three should be left alone because 1.We already had a tax increase. 2. The elderly do not have the option of going out and finding a second job or working more hours. 3.Social Security pays for itself. The only reason there is even a question about its future is because the government keeps stealing money from it to pay for other things.”
“VAWA flies in the face of all of this "equality" women claim to want. I haven't touched a female in anger since pushing a girl that got in my face while playing four square in the 4th grade. She flew back about ten feet like she was shot out of a cannon and landed on the ground and started crying. That was the moment I realized men and women are NOT the same.
But what about equality for all? Well you cannot have it both ways. If you want to deal with domestic violence call it the "Domestic Violence" act. It should be gender neutral. Offending men against women should not be treated any more harshly than offending women against men.”
CrystalEShelton on Feb 12, 2013 at 16:02:40
“VAWA is not a Domestic Violence act - it includes violence that affects women disproportionately including rape and sexual assault.... as well as domestic violence.”
“The equal pay for equal work pay discrepancy is a myth. The overall amount of work the women of the country do in the country is less. That is why the overall dollar amount is less. Many times women work part time or fewer hours in order to take care of family duties or something else.
If a woman is doing the same exact amount of hours, duties and production as her male counterparts you would be hard pressed to find a pay discrepancy in today's workforce in the United States.
"Equal pay" is nothing but a code word for "special treatment" for women to receive the same dollar amount without taking into account the other mitigating factors of why the overall dollar amount is less.”
“The Republicans tried it their way last time by pledging to block every single thing Obama would try to do even it it meant compromising the financial health of the nation. That didn"t work.... They need to let the President sink or swim on his own terms if they want to have any hope of coming back in 2016 because the majority of Americans are on to their obstructionist shenanigans.”
“You do understand that all of this.....all of it, has been going on among societies elite since before the days of King George right?”
jt1980 on Nov 13, 2012 at 13:12:47
“It's common practice of European kings to have their lovers to carry out fake marriages as covers for their sexual shenanigans. Everyone pretended not to notice anything when the mistresses bore children even when their husbands were away for years. The elites of the olden days had little qualms in violating the vow of marriage as viewed in modern day America. It's well documented that Napoleon had a roving eye. When he was in Egypt, Napoleon took the wife of an officer as his mistress. The famed Admiral Horatio Nelson shocked the British society with his scandalous affair with Emma Hamilton: he lived with her and her husband under the same roof.”
oldstudent10 on Nov 13, 2012 at 12:54:39
People have been killing each other since Cain and Abel (or pick your beginning era/people of your own choice) so are we supposed to just shrug and ignore security concerns?”
“People don't understand that its not about crime and its not about money. It's about living in and growing up in a nation full or smelly, unproductive zombies....and don't tell me that I know nothing about it. I grew up surrounded by it, and it sucks. I have been a life long Democrat but I will NEVER....vote for a candidate that advocates drug legalization..ever. The very thought of having to deal with a nation full of stoners and bakeheads walking around in the light of day like it's perfectly normal disgusts me. Go back in your holes and stay there.”
DumbassZoltan on Nov 7, 2012 at 17:14:01
“I completely disagree. It IS about crime, and it IS about money. Have you been to Boulder? It is already full of smelly, unproductive zombies. There are a lot of clean, productive, sharp entrepreneurs (some of whom smoke pot) in Boulder as well. People already smoke pot; I don't believe this will significantly increase marijuana usage. It will just take the money out of the hands of criminals and put it into the state's coffers.
Legal alcohol has provided us with stinking, slurring, unproductive bums, as well, and unfortunately that is a bad side-effect. I don't think many people advocate going back to the violence and corruption of the Prohibition era to try to "solve" that problem, though.”
indyroz8 on Nov 7, 2012 at 16:46:06
“F&F Good statement Thank you”
Joshua Jon Renner on Nov 7, 2012 at 16:45:57
“bu it's okay for drunks to walk around, or better yet, drive around, right?”
KindaEnviousButNot on Nov 7, 2012 at 16:45:22
“News flash: people are already doing it. The only thing that will change is the cash flow. Instead of the government wasting money to enforce laws against it, it will be making the money the drug cartels are currently taking for themselves.
For some of us, it actually makes us more creative and want to get up and do things. Lazy slackers are going to be lazy slackers whether they get their weed legally or illegally.”
Madmann on Nov 7, 2012 at 16:42:57
“Here's the most significant flaw in your tortured logic: There are an estimated 100 million people in the US that have smoked pot. Countries like Holland have shown us that very few people rush to join the smokers upon legalization.
To use your terminology, a third of the country is ALREADY "stoners and bakeheads". The only question now is how we react to that. I detest drunks, myself. Doesn't give me the right to demonize all those who choose to drink.”
“Biden came out swinging with hard rights, lefts and uppercuts. It was good to see some energy from the Incumbent side after last week. I also liked the fact that he hit back hard and fast after every Ryan half truth or inaccuracy. Ryan is a very smooth talker though and comes across very well on tv . It was close but Joe might have edged the kid on points.
In the next debate the President has to be just as aggressive as Joe Biden when it comes to correcting Romney's lies but he would also benefit from the smoother tone and attitude that Ryan brought tonight.”
“The sad thing is that many, many American voters will not take the time to look past a quick blurb or headline to see how truly cold, ruthless and arguably immoral the kind of business model by which Mitt and Bain made millions. ....The scary thing is that this is not some wild college grad that was a totally different person long ago. This is Mitt here and now.
He will gut the middle class for every penny humanly possible and the top percentage will make out like bandits because that is what he does and that is what he believes in....and he will call it a huge success. Then once he is finished with his term, that is where the REAL big money comes in.
He will have his pick of any corporate board anywhere in a post Romney presidency where he will have rigged EVERYTHING while he was in office. This is an insider business deal for him and his cronies on the most massive of scales. ..and he has managed to fool a huge chunk of the middle class to actually believe that he will let them in on it....laughable really.”