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Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Waitress Gives Mom Free Pizza For Breastfeeding (PHOTO)

Commented Jul 19, 2013 at 12:10:31 in Parents

“People always talk about how much freedom this country has when that's not the reality. There would be ZERO issue with breast feeding in public in most of the world.”
The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 12:35:05 in Black Voices

“Did Trayvon Martin shoot any of those kids? Should a random white person be shot because of slavery or what Nazi's did to Jews?”
The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

The 6 Decisions That Could Have Saved Trayvon Martin's Life

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 12:29:52 in Black Voices

“So you're perfectly fine if someone is stalking you for a few blocks and then confronts you?”
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'Profitability Is A Shallow Goal'

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz: 'Profitability Is A Shallow Goal'

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 11:57:34 in Business

“He's saying that profits shouldn't be the main focus. Otherwise if money is the only thing then everyone would do finance.”
Quantum Magnetism Observed For First Time, Physicists Say

Quantum Magnetism Observed For First Time, Physicists Say

Commented May 26, 2013 at 17:02:49 in Science

“Didn't the stern-gerlach experiment demonstrate quantization of the the magnetic moment of atoms a long time ago? How is this the 'first' time?”

RighteousNotRightWing on May 27, 2013 at 00:54:20

“They used a lattice of lasers to observe what happened at each point, read the spin if you will. It is a much more direct way to observe atomic behaviour that the stern-gerlach experiment.”
7 Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying About Latinos

7 Wrong Things Ann Coulter Keeps Saying About Latinos

Commented May 15, 2013 at 12:45:28 in Latino Voices

“What exactly is the downside of more foreign born people coming here?”

Scott Leland on May 16, 2013 at 10:36:09

“If you look at a chart showing the increase in the numbers of immigrants coming to the U.S. and compare it to the increasing population of American families that are homeless you will realize the effect that immigration has on working-class Americans.

Immigrants also send a lot of money to their countries of origin ("Remittences.") Mexicans working in the U.S. sent $27 Billion to their country last year. That is the results from just that one country. Think of the others tens-of-billions-of-dollars that should have been cashed and spent by Americans in our own cities:

http://www.flixya.com/blog/3201910/Beautiful-Butterflys

doc44 on May 16, 2013 at 02:00:37

“Ok the downside is this. This country is already way behind in our infrastructure think clean water, power grid, roads, bridges, and now our food supply is losing ground because of converting food to fuel. waste removal in costal areas has damaged some parts of the ocean, and it is now loaded with toxic junk. It would not take much more to tip the balance to a point of no return.”
Disney World Scam: Wealthy Moms 'Rent' Disabled Guides To Skip The Lines (And Shame Humankind)

Disney World Scam: Wealthy Moms 'Rent' Disabled Guides To Skip The Lines (And Shame Humankind)

Commented May 15, 2013 at 12:20:30 in Parents

“It's articles like these that convince me that the rich aren't taxed enough.”
Florida Judge Henry Davis Bans 14-Year-Old From All County Schools

Florida Judge Henry Davis Bans 14-Year-Old From All County Schools

Commented May 15, 2013 at 12:14:38 in Crime

“I thought there was a juvenile detention education system for people like this? Or did that get cut in Florida?”
Obama Ricin Letter: Poison-Tainted Mailer To President Intercepted At Screening Facility

Obama Ricin Letter: Poison-Tainted Mailer To President Intercepted At Screening Facility

Commented Apr 17, 2013 at 13:13:07 in Politics

“Anthrax letters were sent around the same time as 9/11. It could be a crime of opportunity in order to make people think the terrorist that made the bomb is the same one that sent the letters.

Then again these events are way too close together. The bomb could have been a distraction so people would possibly ignore the letters.”

LivelyLexie on Apr 17, 2013 at 15:48:58

“My thoughts exactly.”
Anonymous Says It Has Rehtaeh Parsons Rape 'Confession'

Anonymous Says It Has Rehtaeh Parsons Rape 'Confession'

Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 14:09:15 in Canada

“She was unconscious. She didn't even know it occurred until pictures started circulating. Having sex with someone that is unconscious is rape unless someone was pretty explicit about it being ok to have sex while asleep.”
Anonymous Responds To Rehtaeh Parsons Suicide, Threatens To Expose Accused Rapists

Anonymous Responds To Rehtaeh Parsons Suicide, Threatens To Expose Accused Rapists

Commented Apr 12, 2013 at 13:37:04 in Crime

“Two laws should be passed as a result of this. One should be a sort of whistle-blower act that protects people's identity that turn in a photo like this. That way they don't get charged possession of child porn and it encourages them to speak up.

The other law should be that making and transmitting photos or video of any sex act without written permission from everyone involved should carry a huge penalty. Even if the sex is consensual. I realize that this can also result in destroying evidence of a rape but remember that it wasn't really the rape that lead to her suicide. She actually didn't even know she was raped. It was the spread of these pictures and rumors. There's other ways to get evidence like a rape kit.”
9-Year-Old's $20,000 Kickstarter Campaign Draws Scam Accusations

9-Year-Old's $20,000 Kickstarter Campaign Draws Scam Accusations

Commented Apr 11, 2013 at 17:53:51 in Technology

“I'm pretty disgusted at how she threw her own sons under the bus. Not cool.”
Rehtaeh Parsons, Canadian Girl, Dies After Suicide Attempt; Parents Allege She Was Raped By 4 Boys

Rehtaeh Parsons, Canadian Girl, Dies After Suicide Attempt; Parents Allege She Was Raped By 4 Boys

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 18:21:46 in Crime

“Anonymous went after the Steubenville rapists, I wouldn't be surprised if they do the same to these guys.”

notatowniegirl on Apr 10, 2013 at 20:06:31

“I sincerely hope they do”

FabulousPoodle on Apr 10, 2013 at 19:40:37

“They're already on it.”
Teacher Resignation Letter From Gerald Conti Says His Profession 'No Longer Exists'

Teacher Resignation Letter From Gerald Conti Says His Profession 'No Longer Exists'

Commented Apr 10, 2013 at 17:12:11 in Politics

“I've flipped back and forth on standardized testing throughout the years. It seems to make intuitive sense that giving a test is a way to ensure if the kids are actually learning. Like a teacher that has low standards but gives an 'A' doesn't mean the student learned more then another student that received a 'B' with a different teacher. However making the test a requirement to pass seems to have hurt the education system by focusing solely on test topics and giving an incentive for teachers to cheat.

I still think comprehensive tests should be given but only as a diagnostic tool. Sort of like a physical or blood test when you go to a doctor. Then use the test as an evaluation as to what strategies to make improvements to curriculum. Sort of like the international PISA test. From the scores we can analyze what works and what doesn't work.”

fireside reader on Apr 10, 2013 at 18:38:04

“I am a long-time teacher who appreciates your thoughts--I've even shared them. The problem has become the extent and frequency of standardized testing, way beyond even what is sent out to be scored. Many teachers are now being forced to give only "common" assessments, meaning they must not give test or quiz questions that their fellow teachers do not also give. Goodbye spontaneity and challenge. They must only teach what their fellow teachers cover...no pursuing topics of unique interest or expertise. It is very limiting. Plus, now tests must be constructed so that every question aligns with benchmarks, and sometimes multiple test versions must be made (to accommodate students with disabilities). It is at once overwhelming and frustrating...and meaningless, I often think. A lot of interesting and important things that used to be taught and tested are not, any longer. The burden to get a test question agreed on by all and in line with district/federal requirements is just too much.”

seriouslyRUserious on Apr 10, 2013 at 17:49:13

“All they do now is memorize. No critical thinking.”
Mike Reynolds, Oklahoma Rep: 'It's Not Our Job To See That Anyone Gets An Education'

Mike Reynolds, Oklahoma Rep: 'It's Not Our Job To See That Anyone Gets An Education'

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 18:02:06 in Politics

“He's making sure companies stay out of Oklahoma due to a lack of an educated work force.”
'The Critic' Predicted NBC's Ratings Woes (VIDEO)

'The Critic' Predicted NBC's Ratings Woes (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 11:45:53 in TV

“Parks and Rec, The Office and The Olympics are my only real reasons to watch NBC lately. However NBC does such a horrible job covering the Olympics that it really turns me off to anything else they do.”
Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds

Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds

Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 19:36:30 in Politics

“If they want a state religion then they can go to Scandinavia! Too bad those people actually read the bible and give a damn about poor people.”
Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds

Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds

Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 19:29:29 in Politics

“Keith Ellison didn't swear on the bible.”
Science Gender Gap: Five Reasons Women Trail Men In Science

Science Gender Gap: Five Reasons Women Trail Men In Science

Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 19:25:29 in Science

“Let's make one thing clear. There is under representation of female faculty across the board, not just science and engineering. Even subjects that are considered female friendly like English and foreign language have problems with hiring and retaining female faculty.

The best thing to solve this problem is by asking what women professors want. Usually the culprit is more flexible time to raise kids. Good parental policies would make schools more competitive for female and male faculty. Change will not come quick though. There is low turnover for professors and you can't hire more faculty until someone retires. Unless all professors are fired and you start over, you aren't going to reach parity for a while.”
Ryan Gosling Fights Cow 'Dehorning' In Letter Shared By PETA

Ryan Gosling Fights Cow 'Dehorning' In Letter Shared By PETA

Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 13:13:27 in Green

“PETA makes a lot more allies then enemies by focusing on these practices instead of just trying to demonize meat all together.”
North Carolina House Speaker Kills Bill To Create State Religion

North Carolina House Speaker Kills Bill To Create State Religion

Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 13:07:57 in Politics

“Looks like there's some sense in the Republican party. Barely.”
North Carolina House Speaker Kills Bill To Create State Religion

North Carolina House Speaker Kills Bill To Create State Religion

Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 13:06:19 in Politics

“If you can't beat'em, disenfranchise them!”
Roger Ebert Reviews: Beloved Movies He Didn't Like (PHOTOS)

Roger Ebert Reviews: Beloved Movies He Didn't Like (PHOTOS)

Commented Apr 5, 2013 at 12:58:45 in Entertainment

“Ebert was too predictable with his reviews. He liked the movies that made a lot of money or won awards and didn't like a lot of films that weren't mainstream. I basically didn't get any insight from him that I didn't already have from Rotten Tomatoes. I respect him but he just wasn't my critic. Gene Siskel was more my style. I wonder if they're going to team up again in the afterlife?”
North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

North Carolina May Declare Official State Religion Under New Bill

Commented Apr 3, 2013 at 19:05:17 in Politics

“Literally unconstitutional. From the same party that claims that everything Obama is doing is unconstitutional.”

ineedasnack on Apr 3, 2013 at 19:13:09

“The Irony!”
Payroll Tax Hike Leaves Fewer Americans Able To Eat Out

Payroll Tax Hike Leaves Fewer Americans Able To Eat Out

Commented Mar 23, 2013 at 16:22:59 in Business

“A good reason why Obama should have never cut the tax in the first place. In the end people forget about the tax cut and think about it as a tax increase.”

Mr MOTO on Mar 24, 2013 at 15:11:48

“True. But since employers also contribute to Social Security, it was meant as a hiring incentive.”

CrisisWhatCrisis on Mar 24, 2013 at 07:57:17

“I never thought that this part of the stimulus was a wise decision for many reasons, but I'm sure it had to be put in or nothing would have happened. You are right in that people don't see it as a two year break. As a tax consultant I have had to waste too much time explaining what happened, and listen to my more basic clients whine about it. Soon I'll be at a point where I can politely refer these to someone else to focus on the ones with bigger needs.”
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