“From the starbucks I've seen, they don't own the property 25 feet beyond their building. What happens when one of their employees gets entangled with a disgruntled smoker who (rightly) asserts that Starbucks doesn't have the right to curtail oudoor public smoking?”
“It becomes easy to figure out what the minimum wage should be. If it costs an extra $900,000 for the 300-employee wal-mart, that works out to $3000/employee/year. Full time employment is 2080hrs/year. Wal-Mart would just have to pay it's workers $1.44/hr more.
Is Wal-Mart so cheap that it can't just give $1.44/hr more to each of its workers so they won't have to be on the government dole?”
Monroe Park on May 31, 2013 at 22:17:30
“What is sad is they could easily afford to give employees 5-10 more an hour, still be zillionaires in the end AND doing so would benefit everyone as a whole.
Not to mention the wonders it would do for their rep which right now is in the dumpster.
But nah, why bother when the rewards for being a greedy, p 0 s leach are so great?”
RustyNail80 on May 31, 2013 at 13:32:34
“They are because they can be. Government needs to say look ... If your employers are receiving benefits, it's time to pay more.”
artbbcramer on May 31, 2013 at 13:18:22
“Yes, it is. Its less caviar for the Walton family.”
May 28, 2013 at 18:02:59
“For me, I just can't imagine anything more banal. She's supposed to be a great writer, yet here she is writing about peeing in starbucks. But shes' young and doesn't know any better. I'm glad I'm old enough that I didn't grow up with facebook and tweeting. If I did, I'd have way too much shame following me around.”
“I'm amazed that people with poor empathy skills are making it to the top rungs of the corporate ladder. This says something very bad about how we've structured our society. If we keep turning narcissists into heroes, arguably we are getting exactly what we deserve. This story is so depressing, and my guess is that our politicians are more like CEO's than, for example, nurses or teachers.”
“Your argument is basically that ignorant people deserve to be fleeced and/or abused. We shouldn't let ignorance ever be an excuse to take advantage of people.”
KaraKartal on May 28, 2013 at 16:30:48
“No my argument has nothing to do with that. Ignorent people should not be fleaced and we should not let this happen. Why are you taking my argument to a broader context. If you put your private photos to a social sharing site then you should not complain that a search feature makes it easier for people to find those photos. So, need to take this into a broader context. This is just made up news. I totally understand privecy concerns but this one is just a silly huffington post news attempt. So Google makes it easier for people in your circles to search for photos that you uploaded. Well then don't upload them if they are that private. People blame first, look at their actions second.”
“"No, then you are saying to Christians, that Jesus suffered, died, shed his blood and resurrected for all those non-believers too."
Yes, that is exactly what I am saying is the teaching of Christ. Christ never said that only certain people are loved by the almighty. He never said that people won't go to heaven if they don't agree with him. Your comment is profoundly wrong.”
Lisa DAlia on May 24, 2013 at 12:26:15
“You are mistaken and trying to use your biased arbitrary opinion as to what it means to be saved and again, one can not be saved and enter eternal life without abandoning his/her own feelings and opinions about what the nature of God is and really read the bible and DISCERN truth. Everyone is offered redemption but not everyone wants to fulfill the criteria for what that entails.”
“Crack babies revisited. What a tragedy, the US having admitted Mississippi into the Union in the first place.”
NordicChicMN on May 23, 2013 at 16:56:15
“*subsidizes ----present tense”
NordicChicMN on May 23, 2013 at 16:48:35
“You can include the entire confederacy in that. The worst thing Lincoln ever did was not simply accept their secession from the Union w/ a nice "See ya later! Don't let the door hit you on the way out!" The North subsidized the South, meanwhile the South makes bad laws that keep this country in last place in the first world in every category.”
“The concept of sin and redemption is not Trademarked by the Catholic Church. I find your commentary disappointing because it assumes that people who are not followers of Christ have no capacity to understand evil and good. Depressing.
The Pope has spoken. He was not being vague or coy. He was very clear. Atheists go to heaven, too.”
Lisa DAlia on May 23, 2013 at 17:17:04
“No, then you are saying to Christians, that Jesus suffered, died, shed his blood and resurrected for all those non-believers too. You would then diminish this act of love. hence, after He left the earth his apostles were spreading the gospel and converting and 11 of the twelve were martyred for taking this stand and not being agreeable with the government that they could worship all gods. This is the foundational tenet of Christianity. Atheists can not go to heaven nor can good or nice Christians if they don't obey, honor worship and respect God. Redemption is not logical or possible if a person feels they have nothing to be redeemed from. Duh! This is simple stuff.”
Gail BlenckeGray on May 23, 2013 at 16:51:37
“correct, must people read what they want to and what is printed.”
“There is no such thing as the death tax. There is the estate tax. It should be much higher so that dynasties cannot be created in the United States. The Declaration didn't say, "all men are created equal, unless they have the good fortune of being born into a trust fund."”