“As a extremely liberal gay man, I have taken the unpopular among my own friends with disagreeing about how I feel we've bullied the guy out of a job. Sometimes you need to remember to listen outside your own echo chamber, and think with your head instead of your emotions sometimes.”
Ryoushii on Apr 9, 2014 at 20:07:16
“Well, half the total employees of Mozilla disagree with you, because they quit the day he was appointed CEO.”
patrick w henry on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:59:15
“I appreciate your sensitivity for the issue. As a gay-man, I feel that I've understood oppression and am eager to avoid practicing in my own life and hope that I'm alert at spotting it when I see it happening to others. Since people like me still can be fired in many states simply for being gay, I sympathize with Mr. Eich's dilemma. This is because I recognize that, besides locking people up in prisons (which we do so much of here in the USA), destroying a person's livelihood is the other main way you punish a person in our culture. However, let's save our compassion for bigots who haven't already made more money then most of us will in our entire lives. Lol. Like Mr. OK-Cupid, Mr. Eich's career has likely been carefully calculated to making the right connections, kiss-up to the right people, etc. etc. With Prop 8, he calculated against the course of history - he thought that he could spend and vote away the equal-rights of others. He appears to have been wrong and if I was considering him as a candidate to lead my large and very public company, I'd have considered his public-behavior in my business-decisions. If he was a member of the flat-earth society, I'd have considered that too.”
BernieKeating on Apr 9, 2014 at 12:00:43
“Bullied? No. Thinking with my head: if a company is run by someone who donates money to anti-gay legislation, I don't shop there. A lot of people don't. That makes the homophobe a liability to the company. Company gets rid of the liability. Simple.”
Mar 4, 2014 at 20:09:38
“You know, there are ACTUALLY really nice people in Hollywood. Tom Hanks, and Ron Howard for example. Don't be jaded by bad people. There are people who are actually just nice and grounded out there.”
mpasmith on Mar 7, 2014 at 09:05:58
“Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are definitely two people who break the norm.
But they're also two people who aren't regularly in the gossip rags, and who generally stay out of the spotlight with their personal lives and build a solid career based on talent, not media personality.
Sure, they're both out and about when it comes time to do promotions etc, but with many truly talented people, you don't see their names in the gossip columns constantly cause their agents aren't constantly phoning TMZ to let them know that they'll be at xyz event and need a photograph printed.”
MiddleOfCenter on Mar 5, 2014 at 01:45:33
“I have no doubt of that, and JLaw may well be one of them. I just don't worship her, that's all. No harm, no foul.”
“I love this selective angry put on the company for what the CEO said in 2006 but no anger at other like minded companies.”
Firstname Lastname on May 25, 2013 at 13:09:54
“A: you can get away with a lot more by not admitting out loud that you're doing something people won't like.
B: Haven't shopped at or set foot in any of the places you've named. Haven't even been to a mall in years. I just don't need any of that crap.”
notamused1001 on May 25, 2013 at 11:33:24
“I don't know what you mean. I can't think of another single company. Except H&M. And Urban Outfitters. And Victoria's Secret. And Gap. And American Eagle. Wait...maybe there were more...”
“Qualified people are qualified people family or not. Yes, they may have a name but in the end they need to have substance. In Canada we have Justine Trudeau coming up. I'm not a big fan yet, because he hasn't done anything worth mentioning. I don't think it's fair to cut someone off because of their name, but I also don't think it's worth putting too much into someone's name other than their parents have had a great influence on them.”
dave71 on Oct 17, 2012 at 22:14:08
“I hope you're not implying that Chelsea is qualified for anything.”
Sep 18, 2012 at 21:45:45
“Calling you a bully is not playing victim, it's quite the opposite. Frankly you're a bully, neither of us are afraid of you. I've been following your posts, and sounds like you've got some deep misery. You can't disagree without throwing a barb.
If you're a gay man like I am, then you are a prime example of the worst side of gay bitchiness that is a curse in this community. Make your case, you have a right to your opinion. Just as others will have the right to their opinion about your opinion.”
Susan ZB on Sep 18, 2012 at 22:06:59
“Oh please. Can't take a dose of your own medicine, huh? Your bully card is so yesterday. I'm not scared of you either! And no, I'm not a gay man. Proud straight woman. ”
Sep 18, 2012 at 21:31:14
“Oh....so by your measure that being shallow and rich is success. Have you listened to her speak? She has got to be the most unhappiest person in the world. She just oozes misery. She can't truly say one nice thing about a single person. People who've worked around her for years have said how miserable she is. At some point you have to ask yourself...it's not them....it's you.”
Lily01 on Sep 20, 2012 at 19:26:20
“"She can't truly say one nice thing about a single person."
Strange .... I've heard and read her say nice things .... about numerous people ........ ?”
PDLM on Sep 19, 2012 at 03:07:30
“Speaking out of your a**? A simple google search for interviews with Monte Pittman, or Pat Leonard, or Stephen Bray, or Mirwais, or Stuart Price, or Timbaland, they all say Madonna is an incredible person, with a big heart, very professional, and very hands as a producer in the studio.
Considering that, as a fact, Madonna rarely "repeats" co-producers for a long time and how some of those names are big enough not to "kiss her ass" knowing they will probably never work with her again, it's pretty safe to say they were not "just saying nice things about her".
Google any interview with these men.”
Susan ZB on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:45:03
“You, Yung Dai, are so misguided. Could you re-read the thread and respond accordingly please? Your nonsense babbling is really annoying. Definition of babble: to utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds, i.e. Yung Dai”
Sep 17, 2012 at 01:25:16
“You guys don't get it now do you? Supply and demand. Cost of infrastructure vs population. We don't have many people in Canada to pay for the bandwidth and equipment. Many places you talk about are very dense countries with smaller geographic areas. You try getting fiber to the woods.”
LuckyTron on Sep 19, 2012 at 16:49:50
“I absolutely get the Costs. Used to be THE GUY who would tell others the same thing. However, also it is true that as technology improves the cost of GB reduces so drastically that it is ridiculous. So no -- the costs should not increase for internet but rather it should decrease. Also the NUMBER of new customers (new billings) keeps increasing. Imagine how many houses were online 10 years ago and the net used be to much cheaper then. Now there are FAAAAR more 10X customers online and the price has doubled -- so has the ARPU (Average Rev per unit) -- So please don't sing the old songs that the company have fed you. Stop being the company man - be a customer for a change!”
PiperSniper on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:30:01
“An hour east of GTA, 15 km north of the 401 ... wireless has been with us for less than a year. No choice in satellite tv or internet so it's more expensive because there's very little competition. Less than six months ago cable was laid - still not available though.”
optimist7 on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:19:08
“Supply and demand? They haven't even replaced copper wire that's been in place with leaky old junction boxes and squirrel gnawed cables that short out for over 50 years. How long should people in "the woods" wait, paying $80+/month to have "modern" telephone service, enjoying the pleasure of static and cross-over on the lines when it rains or snows, for the phone lines to be updated? When will the service providers decide they've made enough money on that phone service to update the lines to fiber optic? Don't you think 50 years is long enough to get your money back, especially when the government, along with all customers, subsidized putting those lines in?”
Torinir on Sep 17, 2012 at 04:29:51
“Except that the Canadian government paid for the original infrastructure. Bell didn't pay a dime. And they don't want to pay a dime of their billions in profits to improve it.”
“I am so disgusted at the film that insults the prophet mohammed by duping actors to portray him badly. It is an insult to their religion that this has happened, but I'm even more disgusted at how easily duped the people of Islam are by their own leaders for their own political gain by inciting violence before all the facts were out.”
gDogMan on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:54:27
“there are many voices of reason out there ; many who are trying to get people to look at the bigger picture
regardless of what "facts" come out; we all have better things to do than becoming fodder”
“I'm Canadian too and I keep getting told by conservative friends I should have no opinion in American politics. I'm very involved in American politics and think that we really are affected by the outcome of American politics. Don't feel you can't have an opinion about politics in the US, because politics is personal. We all have a right to our opinion, wether other like it or not.”
GeoffMorton on Sep 7, 2012 at 14:51:36
“Oh I agree. I'm entitled to my opinion and I have no issue with it. I have basically been told here by americans of certain political bents that my opinion isn't welcome (it probably would be if I supported their guy).
In any event, given that the U.S.A. has invaded other countries to topple their leaders, nobody can say that that only people in a specific country has any right to have any opinion over who runs it.
But absolutely true... what happens in the States affects the rest of the world too.”