Nov 21, 2013 at 15:21:39
“Someone earlier said it very well to which I add. Americans think that eating pizza too often doesn't matter, and it does. They think that bacon cheeseburgers don't matter, and it does. That gorging on beef and sausage doesn't matter, and it does. That all that fast food crap doesn't matter, and it does.
Well, when your gut is full of all that crap make sure you get an appointment with your favorite doctor and your favorite hospital because that's EXACTLY where your headed .... and a whole lot sooner than you think.
Bet on it.”
JonBFertippton on Nov 21, 2013 at 16:27:41
“The secret of surviving all that pizza, burgers, beef and sausages is always leave enough room in the gut for a beer or two. It requires discipline but ---- what the heck.”
“Apple is great. But being great has its limitations.
Apple sells its product as much by name identification as not and that is its potential Achilles heel. There was a time, decades ago, when Sony sold more televisions than anyone else because of the name and not because it was better.
With a company as powerful as Google is in so many ways, Apple runs the risk, and its a considerable one, of losing that name panache that it uses, and that people fall for, to make the sale.
Personally, I could not care less about saying, "I have an iPhone." That's a fool's game paying for a name. Sony eventually got its comeuppance for its over the top prices and Apple will to.
Its just a matter of time.”
laserbob on Nov 12, 2013 at 17:27:20
“Actually, Sony DID build the best tv's, or at least, the best CRT's, the picture tubes. They're still being used by broadcasters as THE reference for video picture quality, however two things that have put a huge dent into Sony was being overtaken by the flat panel factories of S. Korea and China, and by the clever use of the PC as an engine for broadcast products that used to be purpose built for one function. Japan has never been great with their programming skills, and couldn't keep up with the speed and low cost of these black boxes that can do everything!”
MSaxe on Nov 12, 2013 at 17:23:43
“As Sony's name recognition pushed them into other product areas beyond tv's and walkmen, their quality slipped beyond recognition. They got a premium price from me on a number of products over a decade ago. Now they and Dell, couldn't sell me anything based on user experience and reliability. I had an office full of Dells and even met Michael D. in Austin when he was selling early boards for IBM XT's. If these companies can't deliver good experiences, reliability AND fair prices, I'll pass.”
edaldude on Nov 12, 2013 at 17:04:36
“I agree, the social panache of saying "my iPhone" is the mark of a sucker since they came out. But there's always a few in a crowd that have that attitude, so let 'em support, I say. Apple had actually invented the technology, so they deserve the profits to a degree, but they should've done more to make the things affordable to more consumers after 5 years, which their recent attempts with the latest cheapo model is laughable! I just got a brand new Galaxy 4S ( with all the apps, more than I would ever want), for nada, on my family plan. I was using a 7 year old flip phone, all I cared to use if for- but a free smartphone? Who wouldn't switch? I am a convert- they're wonderfully convenient and mind blowing~ just don't be rude with around friends or stop to smell the damn roses, people!”
“McDonalds wants to sell burgers as if they were a restaurant in Manhattan.
There is a zero chance I will spend $4+ for a fast food sandwich. Like every company that is stock traded it is forever chasing the bottom line for Wall Street. That's a treadmill I'm not interested in supporting.”
“I love Republicans. They're the kind of people that can jump out of a plane ( with no parachute ) and be real sure there's no problem.
On a second note, I just can't understand why they don't go somewhere and start their own country. With their perfect people, perfect ideas, perfect minds, and all else perfect, how could they possibly have anything but a perfect society.
But if they did have a problem, who could they blame? No one, because they're perfect.”
dzj1 on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:53:13
“during the Civil War...the Southern Congress was all gung ho to work on legislation against the aggressor North...but once things settled down...they were cutting each other's throats, 'cus they had NO enemy to attack but themselves....just like the REpubs are doing to themselves today...”
Jack Sweitzer on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:43:47
“They are starting a new country, It's going to be called ''Baggerland'' and their first President will be Teddy Cruz. It will initially be funded by the Koch brothers, there first move will be to build two oil refineries, hire tea party members for their laborers. They will declare unions illegal, offer no health insurance, pay minimum wage, when they die at a young age from breathing toxic fumes, the next generation of tea party members, (mostly their sons and daughters) will take their place. Profits will be shared the following way, '' For every thousand dollars earned by the company (three thousand workers at each plant) each laborer divides one dollar, the Koch brothers divide the remaining 999 dollars-not far from the truth. What's wrong with that?”
fluffylucy on Oct 21, 2013 at 23:16:34
“Their ideal country already exists. Its called Afghanistan.”
breakspear on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:48:27
“Actually there is a place well suited to being their own country: Texas. It already was a country, so they don't have to start from scratch. And so many of them have threatened to secede, that they should just go ahead and do it anyway. Not sure how far they'd get, but they can sure try.”
Eileen Lovely on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:36:33
“They are more god-fearing than anyone else. They are better than you. Just ask them! Or don't ask them, they'll volunteer that within the first 5 minutes of meeting you.”
rick 86 on Oct 21, 2013 at 22:33:00
“They repealed gravity before they got to Obama care? Hard to believe.”
“This goofball is crackers and a prime example of the kind of degenerate that Texas has a propensity to elect. If he didn't have a job in Congress doing nothing of merit he'd be wracking his minimal brain cells on how to work the register at McDonalds.”
Sep 25, 2013 at 21:50:40
“I have noticed the number of inane comments made here about Jackson. I won't try to define what that means. Its really beyond them.
As for Samuel L, he has a very good point.
Obama has slipped into the mode, "I'm like you with his speaking style", which, of course, he is not. He is the President and Jackson's suggestion at being presidential in these speeches has merit.
Most presidents are, at best, average in their oratory skills and lately, Obama is looking very much in that category.
In passing, Jackson mentions that, in the Twitter world, many cannot distinguish between your and you're. In similar fashion, I've noted, in secondary education, how common it is for the typical student to not have the foggiest idea of when to use their, there, and they're.
American high schools raise dolts with the same proficiency that farmers in Kansas and Nebraska raise corn. If the average graduate could do much beyond sharpen a pencil I would be truly surprised.
That could change in a century or two but I wouldn't bet on it.”
NotTheWayIseeIt on Sep 25, 2013 at 22:59:08
“High schools do not raise children! When you refer to American high schools are w to assume you mean high schools in the USA, South America...?”
“As long as gun freaks and their gun freak organization, the NRA, control the political landscape, nothing will change. Forget about it.
Gun freaks are Neanderthal like humans who care nothing about the betterment of society but are addicted to their cult obsession with guns. With thimble sized brains they are incapable
of logical thought.
Civilized humans should never attempt a debate with a gun freak. That would be tantamount to debating with a wall safe.
Until such time, which could be centuries, this vile element will pervade our society spreading death in a manner that is no different than the Black Plague.
Get accustomed to it. Afghanistan is dangerous place and America is not far behind.
Think that's a silly assertion. Think again.”
Standard Patriot on Sep 18, 2013 at 01:27:48
“"Civilized humans should never attempt a debate with a gun freak. That would be tantamount to debating with a wall safe." -- The same could be said about a "musket freak" a couple hundred years ago, or a "blunderbuss freak" before than, or a "crossbow freak" before that, or a "long bow freak" before that, you get the point. So you are insinuating that all of these "freaks" are not civilized and not worth a debate?”
theserxtremedays on Sep 17, 2013 at 22:45:14
“I thought that it was the democrats who were brainless and couldn't think for themselves and just mindlessly supported whatever Obama said.”
Leonid Rivkin on Sep 17, 2013 at 20:53:23
“Spoken like a true 10 year old. Have you ever tried to use facts and arguments in place of an unfounded insults??? Or that would be to adult of you”
themanclaw on Sep 17, 2013 at 19:54:08
“'Us vs them,' black and white thinking is also no sign of a well-thought out position. Just as the pro-gun position is derived often for a love of guns, even more so is the anti-gun position derived from a hatred of them. My position is derived from the fact that gun control has never worked here, and even in the countries that have banned guns I can argue that it has made things worse. That's not even to mention that banning guns in the US won't make them cease to exist. Unlike any other country that has banned guns, there are hundreds of millions of guns in the US, compared to a few hundred thousand elsewhere. So, they get pushed into the black market, where they are more easily accessible to killers, who now know that the innocent are defenseless. Prohibition doesn't work. In fact, it backfires. Take a lesson from history on that one.”
szab0413 on Sep 17, 2013 at 19:46:13
“You are right. It is absolutely a sill assertion. No thought required.”
Amock4U on Sep 17, 2013 at 19:40:42
“Actually for year 2012 Afghanistan had 712 murders the USA had 14,748!”
shurething on Sep 17, 2013 at 19:39:03
“Bring it on. Please ask me anything that you think my poor little brain can't handle.”
Aug 20, 2013 at 23:58:20
“Its actually quite easy to handicap those who aspire to the Presidency and irrespective of Cruz' citizen status he has no chance of occupying the White House. That holds true for 2016 or any other year.
Unfortunately, Cruz has a collection of undesirable qualities. In only weeks, his Senate activities have shown him to be unlikeable and unruly in manner. In visual terms, he exudes repugnance and that alone is a fatal quality in running for president.
Voters don't like ugliness and Cruz' facial expressions are replete with it.
Republicans have, at this stage, really only one legitimate contender and that is Christie.”
“Why is Wendy Davis in Texas politics? It makes no sense. She's smart and aside from a scant few like her, there's nothing but idiots in the state capitol. Like Rick Perry, they all come from a virulent pasture whose spores floated here from somewhere in central Asia.”
“In length alone, this is an astonishing article. In all of the facets, it means that American law has its shortcomings, to put it very mildly. The mention of the Supreme Court involved at one point in Thompson's saga reveals the obvious which is - to have not even one republican on the Court.
Luckily, Scalia, for starters, must abide by the first rule of humanity. Namely, no one can live forever. The rocking chair is looming ever larger for him. When we eliminate that majority then the perverted, warped decisions which permeate through the legal system from this highest point will be rectified.
As stated innumerable times, I hate political parties. They serve no useful purpose. But, in particular, I despise, beyond words, the Republican party. This collection of mental deviants, with its hypocritical, nonsensical ideas, ranks among the lowest forms of life on planet Earth.”
“Unfortunately, Afghanistan is one of those countries not ready to advance to a more civilized stage. They are, as a whole, not much different than they were 500 years ago. The segment of the population that would willingly embrace a better life through education and other means is not sufficiently strong enough to overcome the fanatical elements that hold sway over them.
For them, its too bad, but the US cannot change them with any combination of guns, blood, and money. We keep making making that kind of mistake over and over again.
It is simply time to leave.”
countj62 on Jul 26, 2013 at 21:24:16
“You bet it is!! There has been nothing in our favor for a long time.”
“The author gives technical reasons why this product failed but apparently doesn't realize or know one pertinent fact about Microsoft. It has created, over time, a mountain of animosity toward itself.
I despise them. I don't use their browser, Bing - forget it, will choose any and every way to avoid anything with their name on it, and would love to see them disappear from the marketplace.
If IBM had not made one of the greatest blunders ever, Gates, the billionaire, would not exist.
Having gained a monopoly with Windows, Microsoft has managed to screw up enough products to destroy a dozen companies.
Intellectually, Bill Gates is a very smart fellow, but in business, aside from the gift of Windows, he is the polar opposite of Steve Jobs.”
LogicalMathMan on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:07:49
“Well-written and I could not agree with you more. If Jobs was a genius, Gates was his water-boy, and had the Mac been readily available to everyone in deference to PCs that used Windows, we probably would not have heard of Microsoft either. Fanned”
“I live in Texas, not by choice but rather circumstance. That should suggest to you what follows.
If you like 95+ degrees in a 5 month summer (and 85 deg at 10:00pm) then this is your place.
If you like looking at 5 billion of the ugliest trees on planet Earth then this is your place.
If you'd trade the Catskills or anything like it for the joke they call the Hill country then this is your place.
If you like a spring that lasts maybe a week and an autumn that is the same then this is your place.
If you like a place where having guns is more important than education then this is your place.
If you like a smack talking mentality (we're so great, Dallas Cowboys - America's team, and blah blah blah) then this is your place.
I finish with this tidbit. Perry made a joke about Alaska years ago. The Alaska Governor (not Palin) said he was going to cut his state in half so that Texas would then be the third largest state. I laughed like hell.
Rick Perry. Good at being a big mouth and that's it.
ps. Headly67 comments are the real meat of the pathetic nature of Texas.”
“Go to Florida to live? Not a chance. I'd have to go somewhere only in broad daylight and have a video crew with me to prevent Zimmermans from shooting me.
Zimmerman should be put in jail for one reason alone. His job was to be an observer and inform based on suspicious activity. He violated that fundamental aspect and decided, arbitrarily, that he was going to be a cop.
If Zimmerman had used common sense, of which he has none, that incident would have
never happened. In effect, Zimmerman provoked the event by his actions.
There are countless Zimmermans out there, walking the landscape, who envision themselves as something they're not. For Zimmerman, he had immersed himself in a fairy tale role as a pseudo cop.
It is, and was a very dangerous combination -- a wannabe carrying a gun.
As for the jury, my first thought was they had read the minds of the jurors for the Simpson trial. Stupidity is written all over them. Zimmerman's lawyer, I'm sure will want to pack them up, so to speak, and use them for his next case.
As I said, walking anywhere inside the borders of Florida - not a chance.”