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Ralph Nader: Dollar General's Treatment Of Workers Is 'Shameful'

Ralph Nader: Dollar General's Treatment Of Workers Is 'Shameful'

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 19:41:52 in Business

“They're cheaper than WalMart, what do you expect? Somebody has to be the bottom company, and they're them.”
DOJ Agency Warns Of Police Militarization

DOJ Agency Warns Of Police Militarization

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 11:05:20 in Politics

Mydian01 on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:24:24

“lol, you think youre clever, thats funny.”

Kommonman on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:34:44

“liberals decried the patriot act and what did we get from you cons...demonetization...called unamerican and unpatriotic...I guess you cons forget doing that”

Kommonman on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:33:40

“conservatives were part and parcel of creating this state of affairs...so as usual I guess cons are disengenous”

Fattonecat on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:10:57

“....you always guess wrong”
The Rent Is Too Damn High, In 1 Chart

The Rent Is Too Damn High, In 1 Chart

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 10:53:12 in Business

“What percentage of these rents go to property tax, energy costs, water and sewerage? What percentage of the energy costs are in fact taxes paid by energy companies?

If you look carefully, this is just a back-door way of increasing tax revenues.”
A Shocking Number Of Americans Are Temporarily Rich

A Shocking Number Of Americans Are Temporarily Rich

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:42:24 in Business

“The most important thing to know is that wealth is not income. Sure, you can make more than $250K for a couple of years, but if you don't save your money you are still nowhere.

It is also possible to get into the top 1% in wealth without ever having a large income. This involves a lot of saving and investing while you are still young.

A lot of these well-off people are very frugal. Most of the people with assets of $5 million or so live in ordinary houses and wear ordinary clothes.”

golfbird69 on Dec 10, 2013 at 09:16:13

“but remember....there isn't a whole lot of room in that box for your money......plus the grave robbers, will dig you up and enjoy all your frugality and hard work”

InActionMan on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:57:41

“Looks like you've been reading Thomas J. Stanley.

"Millionaire Next Door" and "Millionaire Mind" should be required reading in every school in America.”
NSA And CIA Spied In 'World Of Warcraft' And Other Online Games

NSA And CIA Spied In 'World Of Warcraft' And Other Online Games

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 09:33:38 in Technology

“Yeah, get paid a government salary to play games. Maybe they're transmitting secret messages on porn sites? We'd better check that out, too.....”
Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs' Pearl Harbor Tweet Sparks Backlash, Company Apologizes

Uh Oh, SpaghettiOs' Pearl Harbor Tweet Sparks Backlash, Company Apologizes

Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 19:41:57 in Business

“The the category of 'things not worth a rat's patootie', tweets from SpaghettiOs would be high on my list.”
Sears Spins Off Lands' End

Sears Spins Off Lands' End

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 15:29:10 in Business

“I take it this is mere paper-shuffling that will not have any practical impact. Typical of Eddie Lampert's business methods.”

amicusceo on Dec 7, 2013 at 13:35:54

“Agree, I worked for Sears when He took over and his policies continue to ruin what was once a great company.”
Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 10:50:44 in Business

“On Metro-North, engineers typically do two runs a day - one into NYC, one out. Their totally work time per day is about two or three hours. Their pay is well over $100K, too.l”
Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

Train Engineers Prone To 'Microsleep' Spells, Experts Say

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 10:25:56 in Business

“This is a 70-minute commuter train run, with a station stop every five minutes. Surely it is reasonable to expect the engineer to be able to stay awake for that.”

bobbytrain on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:41:06

“your answer is it didn't work”

TheAntiOkie on Dec 6, 2013 at 10:42:21

“Not if they are excessively fatigued.

You should have read the reports from the people who actually work for the RRs who tell that they suffer greatly from fatigue quite often due to the pressure put on them by their employers.

Employers who are penny (not) wise and pound foolish - working people beyond reasonable limits thinking that forcing them to work ever harder and longer is beneficial to their bottom line so they don't have to hire and train so many people.

It's not going to be too beneficial to their bottom line after all the law suits over this one, now is it?

Wouldn't it have been better to have had a well rested engineer?

But that would mean having MORE people working and them having to be PAID. Waaaaa say the employers - we don't LIKE to PAY PEOPLE MONEY to work.”
The New Front In The Gun Control War Is Your Local Shopping Mall

The New Front In The Gun Control War Is Your Local Shopping Mall

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 14:59:22 in Business

“I am surprised Chucky Cheese allows it. They are notorious for violent brawls.”
Elizabeth Warren, Liberals Hit Back Against Third Way After Economic Populist Attack

Elizabeth Warren, Liberals Hit Back Against Third Way After Economic Populist Attack

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 10:01:46 in Politics

“The Third Way is right, though. Elizabeth Warren style populism is nothing but a loser for the Democrats. If they tried it, they'd alienate the upper-middle-class professionals who are the core of their support. These people need huge incomes to pay their mortgages and property tax, and are not able to give up any more of their income to help the poor.”

peter777 on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:32:44

“It is a matter of changing the environment so that more people can succeed and pay taxes. It is not a matter of giving up income to help the poor, although some of that may be necessary and will not hurt anybody.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:55:42 in Politics

“Education is already freely offered to whoever wants it. There are very few takers. Just compare the library to the football stadium.”

herewegoagain101 on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:58:03

“I'm talking post education. Universities, trade schools et al.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:54:11 in Politics

“I see there being 3 factors in success: ability, education, and hard work. One out of 3 will put you in the middle class, 2 out of 3 will make you very well-off. Really, there just isn't that much competition.”

joelj on Dec 4, 2013 at 15:00:44

“I agree. I am a first generation physician who came from a solidly middle class background. Being very smart, having a work ethic which will not stop, and getting whatever education you need regardless of the personal costs is what separates the "haves" from the 'Have nots". Sadly, the liberal faction simply refuses to understand this and believes that all are owed a "living wage", however that is defined, simply for having been born.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:34:07 in Politics

“It is not really 'income' inequality that is the problem, it is inequality in the skills needed to make money. The highly educated upper 10% are simply miles ahead of everyone else in knowledge, energy, and smarts. This is the real inequality, one that no tax will cure.”

duskdemon on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:49:57

“Yeah, their children are so "smart" with their education handed to them.

Check the polls, genius, today's youth are highly uneducated, and that includes the parent-supplied iPad portion of the population. In talking with these youth, their ignorance is clear and I fear for the future of this nation.

It is who you know, not what you know. You are wrong.”

joelj on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:41:18

“By energy, you of course include ambition. Clearly the difference between the smart poor person and the smart successful person is the willingness to devote 100% of his energy to a goal and to be willing to delay gratification, including marriage and family, for decades if that what is needed to achieve that goal.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 14:11:08 in Politics

“That would not work, because 90% of the inequality is caused by highly educated people working in high-paid jobs, while the bulk of the population is too ignorant to be very successful at anything.”

herewegoagain101 on Dec 4, 2013 at 14:15:01

“That's why I want to put the tax toward education.”
This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

This 1 Quote Explains America's Biggest Problem Perfectly

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 09:54:09 in Business

“Well, how do you get rich? Let's ask the HuffPo:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wise-bread/6-facts-you-have-to-face-_b_4380802.html?utm_hp_ref=business&ir=Business

That's right, work all the time, don't spend anything, invest half your income.

Most people would rather not.”
Obama To Speak On Income Inequality

Obama To Speak On Income Inequality

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 09:47:43 in Politics

“Obama suffers from the illusion that giving a speech is the same thing as doing something. Speeches support policy, but they do not and cannot replace it.”

stevebeast on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:11:33

“when you get to high school civics you will learn that the legislative branch is in charge of making policy and the executive branch is in charge of implementing those policies, and that they call the use of speeches to influence congress as "the bully pulpit"”

stormkrow on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:20:43

“I wasn't aware that the executive branch wrote the laws.......”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 09:33:47 in Politics

“Believe it or not, all doctors still accept money.”

Marie59 on Dec 4, 2013 at 09:58:11

“No, really? I know, I have insurance and use cash to pay my co-pay. People without insurance do not have the options that I have nor can they afford to pay full price for the doctor's service at the counter.”

juliet marilynne on Dec 4, 2013 at 09:56:45

“believe it or not, thanks to the GOP sitting on a perfectly good jobs bill for going on 6 years now, and that nonpartisan economists say would trim another 1 - 2% off the unemployment numbers, not everyone HAS disposable income for medical treatments.. heck some are lucky to be able to afford wild luxuries like 'food' and 'rent'.”
Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Here's Why Obamacare Is Going To Work

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 09:32:28 in Politics

“Evidently the general public is really stupid. Obamacare is a great deal, just what they always needed, and they don't want to sign up for it. I suppose if Apple came out with a $50 iPhone they'd have similar problems.”

renoir on Dec 4, 2013 at 09:51:07

“It'll catch-on, once Fox Noise dies down... which it will once people start really talking about how the program is going to work for them and their families. Fox always is the noisiest - until they're widely shown to be lying (again) - and then they slink back into the darkness, from whence they came. And since we all know that rightwingers are above all self-serving, once they hear that ACA is actually a good deal, they'll sign up too (while still grumbling). Maybe then they'll return their ire to the War on Christmas, or something equally meaningless.”

grobertsfl on Dec 4, 2013 at 09:45:17

“have you signed up for this program”
Cost Of Health Care Law Is Seen As Decreasing

Cost Of Health Care Law Is Seen As Decreasing

TwoEyed Jack on Dec 3, 2013 at 11:00:16

“And that is the problem with lying. As the anointed one has discovered, once you start, you have to make new lies and keep track of all the old ones.”
Wall Street Is Delusional, In 2 Charts

Wall Street Is Delusional, In 2 Charts

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 11:57:11 in Business

“Well, it depends. Few people have a bone to pick with Fidelity or Schwab. You put in your orders, they buy the stocks and put them in your account.”
Obamacare Small Business Exchange Will Be Delayed A Year

Obamacare Small Business Exchange Will Be Delayed A Year

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 15:17:32 in Business

“There's also the small matter of paying for it. Currently, each worker pays 1.45% of his salary, and his employer pays 1.45%. This will have to be increased to 14.5% for both the employee and the employer.”
SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

SeaTac $15 Minimum Wage Barely Passes In Final Vote Tally, Recount May Follow

Commented Nov 27, 2013 at 12:12:50 in Politics

“This is mostly because the airport itself charges the merchants huge fees to be at the airport and have a captive audience.”
JPMorgan's Soaring Stock Price To Completely Erase $13 Billion Fine

JPMorgan's Soaring Stock Price To Completely Erase $13 Billion Fine

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 20:23:29 in Business

“The stock is cheap, in comparison with the enormous earning power of JPM, and the stock market is forward-looking. The stock could easily go to 70 or 80.”
U.S. Military Aircraft Fly Over East China Sea Without Informing China

U.S. Military Aircraft Fly Over East China Sea Without Informing China

Commented Nov 26, 2013 at 14:28:13 in World

“Nobody knows if their military is any good or not. However, the results in WWII don't see very promising. I wonder if the generals are still drawing the paychecks of non-existant soldiers?”

Smashbox on Nov 26, 2013 at 14:36:55

“Their military is undoubtedly strong. They have a lot of soldiers and they have the manufacturing base to mobilize quickly. I'm sure in a military conflict it would be a hard fought battle that would create heavy casualties on both sides. However from a stability standpoint I don't think that either side (us or them) have enough faith in the government to go to all-out war with the other. The middle class of both sides is getting screwed and we know it. Any conflict would result in social upheaval on both continents.”
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