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U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage By Taliban Released In Exchange For 5 Guantanamo Detainees

U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage By Taliban Released In Exchange For 5 Guantanamo Detainees

Commented Jun 3, 2014 at 16:53:11 in Politics

“OK - was not completely aware of that. So why did we go to this length to get him back?”
U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage By Taliban Released In Exchange For 5 Guantanamo Detainees

U.S. Soldier Taken Hostage By Taliban Released In Exchange For 5 Guantanamo Detainees

Commented Jun 2, 2014 at 17:48:20 in Politics

“We needed to get this boy home.”

Marc Shakter on Jun 3, 2014 at 16:30:47

“He was a deserter.. Other us soldiers died trying to find and get him back. No, we didn't.”
9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

Commented May 29, 2014 at 17:08:35 in Business

“Talk to the relatives of the deceased. They believe that a gala cocktail party and gift shop is disresectful. Regarding Starbucks, I live in NJ, I wish there was one in my town so I didn't have to drive ten miles for a latte. You can't compare having a Starbucks on every corner to a museum and gift shop on the site where thousands died.”

MyTwoCentsB4Taxes on May 29, 2014 at 18:01:21

“The relatives of the deceased don't own 9/11. If they financed it then absolutely it should be their say. Do you think every time a person dies in public that their relatives are now in control of the property? This is a foundation that created a museum and there's a gift shop to help finance it. If people don't like it then I suppose they won't visit. But I'm sure a lot of people will appreciate the fact that the gift shop has made admission more affordable for them.”
9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

Commented May 29, 2014 at 16:48:32 in Business

“If they put up one statue on or near the site of the attacks, it wouldn't incurr continuous costs would it? Do we really need a museum and gift shop?”

MyTwoCentsB4Taxes on May 29, 2014 at 17:01:08

“Do we need Starbucks on every corner? No. Somebody wanted to build a museum and somehow they have to pay for that. If there isn't enough interest in the museum then it probably won't last long. I don't know why it bothers people so much how this foundation decides to operate.”
9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

9/11 Museum Gift Shop Pulls Tacky Commemorative Cheese Plate

Commented May 29, 2014 at 16:47:24 in Business

“What about the restaurant they are going to open? What do they need a museum for anyway? Certainly the people working there will be collecting salaries. This was an American tragedy caused by a terrorist attack. Even some of the relatives are against and appauled by this. A museum and gift shop may be in poor taste.”

Dick Dastardly on May 29, 2014 at 18:10:15

“I can see a reason for the museum. It's another way for people to remember it. There is a holocaust museum. In terms of human tragedies, I think if there is a holocaust museum and it is acceptable, a museum at WTC is fine as well. Yes, people are getting paid to work there. I doubt that they are making 100k a year or anything. Yes, there are relatives that are upset by it. There are also those that are perfectly fine with the museum. I think things like a cheese platter are a disgrace.”
Ex-Christie Aide 'Dumbfounded' By Traffic Plot

Ex-Christie Aide 'Dumbfounded' By Traffic Plot

Commented May 21, 2014 at 09:12:39 in Politics

“Do you actually LIVE in NJ? If you do - you know he still governs the state.”
Pregnant Woman Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend For Not Buying Her Gift

Pregnant Woman Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Boyfriend For Not Buying Her Gift

Commented May 6, 2014 at 07:43:53 in Crime

“Stop making babies with psychos!”

E L E N A on May 6, 2014 at 10:41:21

“Instead of trying to hone his powers of clairvoyance and predict the future, wouldn't it be easier for her to just... oh, I don't know... not murder people?

I absolutely cannot stand when someone blames the victim for getting involved with someone who ends up abusing them, or implies that they "should've known better". There are certain exceptions, absolutely (i.e. a woman dating a known sex offender/pedophile when she has young children, or people actually
let their partner abuse their kids).

People need to keep in mind that very often, abusers and sociopaths are very charming and deceptive. Do you think this woman was too ethical to lie or be "fake" in the beginning of the relationship? More importantly, do you honestly believe most of these people get involved thinking "well, ___ is insane and will probably destroy my life, but what the heII? I'll go for it anyway". Come on :/”
Alabama Man Accidentally Shoots Son, Claims He was Trying To Scare Him, Police Say

Alabama Man Accidentally Shoots Son, Claims He was Trying To Scare Him, Police Say

Commented May 6, 2014 at 07:41:19 in Crime

“OH MY GOD!!! You never point a loaded gun at anyone unless you actually are going to use it! Sure, he wanted to scare his son but wound up murdering him. There is no coming back from that. The man deserves jail time.”
Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Eric Holder Offers Help For Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Commented May 5, 2014 at 23:49:10 in Politics

“Who in the heck is educating the people who think it's OK to sell women? More women should be educated in martial arts and kick the crap out of these kindnappers!”
Neighbor: Oscar Pistorius Made Frantic Call For Help, Appeared 'Torn Apart' After Shooting

Neighbor: Oscar Pistorius Made Frantic Call For Help, Appeared 'Torn Apart' After Shooting

Commented May 5, 2014 at 23:45:47 in Sports

“Ever hear the old saying 'Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.'? There is a good reason for that, you could be shooting an innocent person. The end result whether this was an over reaction or premeditated murder is still the same. Reva died and he should be held accountable.”
REPORT: Amanda Knox Says She 'Never Fought' With Meredith Kercher

REPORT: Amanda Knox Says She 'Never Fought' With Meredith Kercher

Commented May 4, 2014 at 09:52:00 in Crime

“Wasn't she found guilty in the first trial?
So sad that a young woman was killed and Italy doesn't seem to be doing any more investigating to see who actually did kill her.”
Cop Allegedly 'Fought Back A Smile' After Fatally Shooting Friendly Dog

Cop Allegedly 'Fought Back A Smile' After Fatally Shooting Friendly Dog

Commented Apr 30, 2014 at 00:34:14 in Crime

“The ASPCA, Humane Society and PETA need to get involved. This story needs national media exposure. The cops need to be arrested and prosecuted. That poor doggie.”
Blue UFO Spotted Over The Netherlands  (VIDEO)

Blue UFO Spotted Over The Netherlands (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 29, 2014 at 13:20:22 in Weird News

“Nope - it's a UFO not a Stealth. They are finally coming back to see what a mess we've made to the planet.”
Chris Martin Opens Up About Split From Gwyneth Paltrow, Blames His 'Own Issues'

Chris Martin Opens Up About Split From Gwyneth Paltrow, Blames His 'Own Issues'

Commented Apr 28, 2014 at 18:05:15 in Celebrity

“My guess is that he's just taking the pressure off of Gwyneth. I remember him saying once that he felt bad about having sex before marriage becaused of the 'religion thing'. He seems pretty humble.”
Drinking Beer Could Help Save This Adorable Red Panda

Drinking Beer Could Help Save This Adorable Red Panda

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 19:18:12 in Green

“Great idea! I think feeding my two sons cost about as much. LOL!”
Woman Stole Stuffed Toy Duck From Child's Grave: Cops

Woman Stole Stuffed Toy Duck From Child's Grave: Cops

Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 00:26:50 in Crime

“Dog or not she had no business taking the stuffed animal. It wasn't her duty to police the cemetery for items that a dog could run off with. When my mother died my little grand-niece left a ceramic figurine on the grave stone (it was already there from when my father had died). I was really touched and happy to see that several months later when I went to plant flowers - it was still there on the stone. Eventually it disappeared, could have rolled away or possibly the groundskeeper took it off, but if someone had purposely stole it, that would really piss me off.”
Mother Of Four Gets Off Food Stamps And Gets Her Product On Supermarket Shelves

Mother Of Four Gets Off Food Stamps And Gets Her Product On Supermarket Shelves

Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 00:20:03 in MarloThomas

“^5 Mary! Best of luck with your new enterprise. I am in NJ so if I ever see your bars here I will certainly get some. I love the ingredients!”
Mindy Taylor Cancer Scam Bilked Donors Of $21,000, Police Say

Mindy Taylor Cancer Scam Bilked Donors Of $21,000, Police Say

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 11:20:11 in Crime

“The 'corporation' charitable or otherwise was/ould have been set up to fund a ruse. The woman DID NOT have cancer. The heads of major charities are actually doing charitable work for a legitimate cause.”

BaPef Amheh on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:02:03

“Sorry i should have been clearer in my previous statement. I was more trying to touch on the topic of the issue at some charities where the majority of the money donated never even goes to research or alleviation of suffering of those afflicted by the cause the charity is supposed to benefit. Many charities pay massive salaries to the upper level staff or spend a large portion of their funds on more fund raising in a self repeating cycle. If she had been more intelligent about it should could have made out like a bandit legally instead of illegally.”
Mindy Taylor Cancer Scam Bilked Donors Of $21,000, Police Say

Mindy Taylor Cancer Scam Bilked Donors Of $21,000, Police Say

Commented Apr 23, 2014 at 09:50:55 in Crime

“Forensic bookkeeping will hang anyone associated with nisapropriating corporate funds. Remember Madoff and his employees? Why would you even try to give advice for someone to hide their guilt?”

BaPef Amheh on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:17:11

“I'ts not misappropriation if the corporation is paying her the money as compensation for her "work" Look up the pay of some of the heads of major charities.”
Kirsten Dunst Thinks Casting Couch Victims 'Court That Stuff'

Kirsten Dunst Thinks Casting Couch Victims 'Court That Stuff'

Commented Apr 19, 2014 at 08:25:15 in Entertainment

“Please stop interviewing this girl, it's her way of keeping her name in the press and getting attention. There was just a case of a woman in her 80's getting raped. I guess Kirsten would think the woman 'gave off that vibe', huh?”

Dewts on Apr 19, 2014 at 12:48:06

“that is a huge leap of pure delusion on your part.”
Mayor 'Kind Of Agreed' With White Supremacist Accused Of Killing 3 At Jewish Centers

Mayor 'Kind Of Agreed' With White Supremacist Accused Of Killing 3 At Jewish Centers

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 21:19:15 in Politics

“Hey - at least 2 if not 3 of my doctors are Italian! Could care less of anyone's religion or nationality as long as they are good people with a compassionate heart. Shame on this man for gunning people down at any place of worship especially during someone's Holy days! I guess nothing is sacred to a lunatic like him.”
CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 11:06:34 in Politics

“To further verify MY math skills I wrote to my son who is on a Statistics fellowship (going for his Phd) at OSU . I asked him that if something cost $30,000. one year and the ext year it cost $36,000. what percentage increase did it experience?
Here is his formula:

That's a 20% increase.

Percent change formula:

NEW - ORIGINAL = 36,000 - 30,000 = 0.20 = 20%
ORIGINAL 30,000”
CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 03:26:32 in Politics

“You really have to go back and read my post. I said since 2009 we have had annual increases between 15-25%. The last increase was 20%. I'd have to go through my records to see what each year was individually but from 2012 to the 2013 renewal, my premiums went up $6000. from $30,000. to $36,000. That is 20% not the 8.3% you think. What kind of 'new math' are they teaching you? Unless you are a licensed agent in NJ you can't compare your insurance regulations with ours.”
CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

CBO: Obamacare Will Cost Less Than Projected, Cover 12 Million Uninsured People This Year

Commented Apr 16, 2014 at 03:14:19 in Politics

“Chett, you are embarassing yourself. In 2012 my insurance premium was $30,000. and in 2013 it was raised to $36,000. - that's a 20% increase in one year. An 8.3% increase would have only been $2490.00. By your math if you made $100,000. and then got a raise to $120,000. you would have only gotten an 8.3% increase. To me $20,000; is a 20% increase. Regarding the amount of children on a group policy, we were told the rates go up after the 3rd child. Now, do you have a licensed NJ insurance broker whose name and number you can give me so my agent can dispute your facts and figures with?”

sfgiants25 on Apr 16, 2014 at 15:45:11

“Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. I can admit when I'm wrong, and I apologize for being a jerk :)”
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