“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 :/”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
Apr 19, 2014 at 08:25:15
“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.”
“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.”
“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%
“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.”
“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 :)”