Apr 12, 2014 at 11:55:31
“I've resorted to seeking out pieces from the early-mid 1900's because of their propensity to last longer than a couple of years. They are charming, cheap to buy (but increasing in value with demand), and will continue to provide value for years more to come.
There is "planned obsolescence" built in to everything you buy (because corporations must continually post profits) so everything requires replacing within a relatively short period of time these days.”
Apr 5, 2014 at 22:31:21
“Unquestioning belief in the vaccination industry is not unwarranted. The vaccination industry is largely profit-driven and, thus, it's products are highly suspect (ie - influenza vaccine).
However, in the case of the old standby's - measles, mumps, rubella, polio, etc - there is ample evidence that the benefits of getting vaccinated far outweigh the negatives. The incidences of serious measles outbreaks in recent weeks speaks volumes as to the importance of vaccinating for these diseases.”
Christiano Pereira on Apr 7, 2014 at 08:01:05
“The immunization schedule is set by the CDC, a federal agency that has nothing to do with profits and everything to do with public health. The argument that vaccines are suspect because they are made by profit-seeking drug companies is terrible. Practically everything is either made or distributed by profit-seeking companies, it's the foundation of capitalism. Frankly, I'd be more suspect of someone trying to give me something for free than if he was selling it for profit.”
Apr 5, 2014 at 21:59:33
“"Justin" is a typical neocon - didn't read the article (too many big words) so just read the headline (five or six words) to form an opinion, which isn't really an opinion at all but merely a confirmation that his beliefs are correct.
You can dispute him all you want but, sadly, this is exactly how all neocons work. They simply do not have the intelligence to read the full article to discover that Trudeau did not, in fact, utter these words. This neocon will tell his fellow neocons what Trudeau did and that will become the new truth, like it or not.
Welcome to the very real, very palapable "Newspeak" as Orwell wrote about in his book Nineteen Eighty-Four. Considering that 50% of the population is statistically below average IQ, it is no wonder people like "Justin" continue to defend falsehoods in allegiance to their parties.”
“I have experienced both and bullying from those I expected would love and protect me was always the worst for me.
In Rehteah's case, "protect" would mean the legal authorities (ie - police). If only she had known the "justice" system in Canada was only a legal one designed to protect the accused at the expense of the victim. If only she had known she was far from alone in being disbelieved by those who were supposed to be doing their jobs but, in fact, were a bunch of lazy, prejudiced people who took the easy way out for their bi-weekly paycheques and not superheroes in blue seeking justice.
Might have made it easier to deal with knowing it was their shame, and not hers.”
“First of all, you have no idea whether those women you saw were actually raising their children alone, simply because you didn't see a man by her side at that particular moment. And even if they were raising their children alone, you still have no idea how they came to be that way. Perhaps their partner died, perhaps he walked out.
And while I'm on the topic of fathers who walk out, I'd like to know your opinion about them. Would you also like to see them included in the label "child abuser" or is it only the parent who is left alone to raise them that gets that honour?”
“You've asked a logical question: why are people being charged for delivery if the driver isn't getting it?
No one has even addressed your question and you've been raked over the coals for (logically) refusing to tip because that would be like tipping twice.
Personally, I'm in your court with this one.”
cerista on Apr 3, 2014 at 05:53:51
“Delivery fees used to be assessed by companies with their own vehicles. Some places got greedy and started charging them on orders where the drivers use their own cars, but the company kept the fee. They should be eliminated. Any place that uses company vehicles should adjust the price of the pizza to compensate for fuel and the cost of fleet upkeep.”
Age on Apr 3, 2014 at 03:57:29
“Which begs the question: If there's so much wrong about the system, why is she supporting it? Oh yeah, she's in the "zone", blah blah blah.”
“The father of my children did the same thing to our daughter when she was three.
Yes, the blood turns to ice and, yes, I considered slaying_him on the spot. The only thing that stopped me was my belief that the legal system would provide both her and myself justice for his crime. I was naive. In retrospect, slaying_him on the spot would have been the correct decision for my daughter and all of society because pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated and do not stop. I still feel guilty knowing he's out there, preying on other gullible people's children.”
Mar 31, 2014 at 10:50:34
“Women paying alimony and/or child support (two different things) is becoming more common these days.
When there are two caring parents, the children are generally taken care of fairly and without having to use courts to force alimony and/or child support payments out of one of them to equalize the child's two homes. In other words, wealthy disparity between the two parents is usually recognized and dealt with fairly by decent, mature parents.
And, yes, it is indeed totally valid for a court to award custody of children to a destitute parent, especially when the other parent is not. Why? Obviously, destitution is not in the best interests of the children and if the wealthy one is perfectly happy to walk away from the children and leave them in destitution, then courts view that person as essentially being an unfit parent. Which, of course, is what that parent is.
If my children chose to live with their father, I would be more than happy to share the burden financially and he wouldn't have to go to court for it, either, as he made me do.”
Dennis Markham on Apr 2, 2014 at 17:48:27
“Men are only awarded alimony in 4% of cases. And men are 8X more likely to go to jail for failing to pay child support.”
“Those children, by being homeless, are already in harm's way.
When people are utterly impoverished, there are no good choices left anymore, just "lesser evils."”
munsonel on Mar 31, 2014 at 05:49:50
“Then you are leaving the door open for the Family Services to take the children away from her. Children have to be, and rightfully so in a safe environment. It is not their fault that they have been born to a mother who is homeless and impoverished, and nor should they suffer. I only hope that the Social Services Department find some way to provide this woman with obviously needed assistance and that she gets Section 8 housing, food stamps, aid to dependent children, and the State goes after whomever fathered these children for child support or jail.”
Mar 30, 2014 at 09:24:50
“Alex, I did not say "men." I said "certain kinds of men" and, specifically, MRA's. There is a difference.
There are plenty of men who support their children without having to go to court, work hard at maintaining a good co-parenting relationship with their ex-partner and are appalled by how vicious and self-serving some of their peers are.”
IAmNedin on Mar 30, 2014 at 14:34:39
“There are also many men who go through bad divorces and the legal system treats them like deadbeat dads because lawyers would rather go to the nuclear option and make their money, than find a fair solution. I think that the legal system does lag behind in how they deal with divorce. Changing gender roles in relationships are not being represented by the legal system. There are a lot of men who are forced into draconian support settlements because when it comes to the system we currently have, lawyers make more money exploding relationships than trying to foster a new agreement between parties in a divorce.
Now are MRAs articulating this argument in a way that is intelligent and down to earth? Nope
But I think women could do a better job recognizing that there is a difference between a man who is trying to dodge child support and a man who is fighting for an equitable divorce settlement that allows him to have quality of life and visitation after divorce.”