Apr 26, 2013 at 12:24:19
“Just because you have got away with breaking the rules in the past means you should always get away with it in the future?
How was it demeaning? he broke the rules and as a consequence he was asked to leave. That would have been the same for anyone. If I tried to sneak on to a plane using a children's ticket, I might get away with it, but if I was caught I would accept them kicking me off the plane, they have the right.
Why would you think the attendant enjoyed it? I'm sure the poor attendant was incredibly embarrassed, but it is a part of their job to enforce the rules. And its incredibly rude of the person to put the poor attendant in this position in the first place. They don't want to have to deal with this crap.”
ejais on Apr 26, 2013 at 23:06:36
“He wasnt asked to leave in fact the attendant asked if he knew the policy he said he did.My point is that the tone,the manner and the attitude the attendant displayed toward this man was not needed. He was told like a child to return to his seat and he flew the rest of the flight feeling ashamed of his person....that is not proper customer service.”
Apr 25, 2013 at 18:00:30
“He admitted he was aware of the policy and blatantly tried to get away with not paying. Hence they had every right to kick him off. Yes there was a spare seat, but he didn't know that prior to getting on. If you've ever had to sit next to a 300+lbs person on a flight you would agree with me that it's not fair to put anyone in that situation. Sadly the airline will probably just pay him off to avoid the lawyer costs.”
ejais on Apr 26, 2013 at 00:58:18
“Its about treating people with respect.Yes he may have known about policy however demeaning someone publically does nothing for customer service. There are ways to handle the situation.The attendant behavior may have been more for personal enjoyment than following policy otherwise why would he have been allowed to stay on flight and as stated before he flew many times and it has not been an issue.”
Apr 19, 2013 at 13:55:14
“I agree, though I feel the same could be said for the man in this article. Why is it if you're Muslim they will make a big deal about it, yet if your Christian thy will pretend it was never said. I'm not religious, but I dislike the hypocrisy.”
LGC1953 on Apr 19, 2013 at 14:12:16
“Westboro has received plenty of bad press but for them any press is good press as it keeps their name in the spotlight.”
Apr 19, 2013 at 13:51:53
“The reason there is no link is because it never existed. They mentioned it in passing when referring to Anonymous and that's it. I'm not religious and I dislike anyone with the views that either person/group stated. But I can't help feeling that if it had been an Islamic group instead of a christian group spouting what the Westbro baptists did they would have given it a huge amount of coverage.”
Ryoma Meeiz on Apr 19, 2013 at 21:15:59
“No, the link was just off the pages due to how HP handles their articles. A web search provided me the link:
Apr 18, 2013 at 18:15:04
“I find the comments reprehensible. But I don't get why this time it is such a big story when the huffingpost almost ignored Westboro Baptist Church's claim that the Boston bombing was gods punishment for allowing same-sex marriages. Where was the article on their comments and their plan to picket the funerals? Doesn't have anything to do with differing religions does it?”
Ryoma Meeiz on Apr 18, 2013 at 21:39:43
“I believe they actually did, yet i cannot find the link anymore since it happened right after the bombings. You can still see the one about Anonymous, which may have some information in it.”
LGC1953 on Apr 18, 2013 at 21:22:48
“The less exposure the Westboro nuts get the better! All that matters is that people know what they will do and will go to the funerals to stop Westboro.”
Apr 18, 2013 at 14:21:52
“What are you talking about? All my friends who did co-ops while at school got paid. When I was at school I worked as a student Engineer and of course I got paid. I did the grunt work that would have had to be done by a full Engineer at a much higher wage otherwise. The company benefited and so did I. All these companies still need the work to be done. If they can get someone to do it for free of course they will. But they would also pay someone if that was the only option and they would still employ the student to do it if it was cheaper than a fully qualified employee.”
“What exactly is it about firearms you feel these people need to know? I grew up on a ranch and thus have been around firearms from a young age, meaning I know a fair bit about them. But anyone who's watched a movie, played a video game or read book most likely knows that firearms were invented and are still intended for only one purpose: To end the lives of another creature, whether they be human or animal. Everyone knows this, so what else is it that you feel these people need to know?”
Ltc572805 on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:38:41
“So when I go target shooting, the firearms I use were not intended for that purpose?”
EastCH on Apr 17, 2013 at 19:02:13
“For starters, the meaning behind the 2nd Admendment would be nice. You know, it's part of the Constitution which they took an oath to defend.
Also, what is the purpose of this new legislation since it is proven that it would have had no impact upon the outcome of what happened in CT. Also, it won't reduce crime .... Biden is on record admitting that himself.”
colpy on Apr 17, 2013 at 18:57:18
“How about a short read of the constitution of the United States, which guarantees neither Kinder eggs or the right to dodgeball........
Oh, BTW, we don't let kids have semi-auto rifles in school either.
““I completely understand BUT hiding to maintain one's reputation is wrong. She compromised her own dignity and self respect to maintain the the appearance of someone who had not been victimized.”
Oh yes, being treated as an outcast, whispered about and bullied like the other girl was, wouldn’t diminish her dignity or self-respect at all. Just ask all the poor girls who have now killed themselves after coming out about being raped/sexually exploited. Clearly their dignity and self-respect were the highest they’ve ever been.
I’m not saying I want girls to cover up rape, but until the whole community starts to treat them as the victims they are, instead of somehow at fault, I completely understand why they do.
“That's not what devastated her, what devastated her was covering it up and suppressing the trauma and pain.”
You don’t think rape devastates people? You clearly have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. In all our discussions she regrets so much about it, and yet not telling people has never been a regret. Even 12 years later, she was quite adamant, based on what happened to the other girl who did report it, that keeping quite was the best option. Again girls will keep covering these things up until they are treated with dignity when they do come forward.”
ReddKatt on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:31:10
“[Oh yes, being treated as an outcast, whispered about and bullied like
the other girl was, wouldn’t diminish her dignity or self-respect at
Those are all very unfortunate, it doesn't really justify one's decision to commit suicide.
[I’m not saying I want girls to cover up rape, but until the whole
community starts to treat them as the victims they are, instead of
somehow at fault, I completely understand why they do. ]
That's the point, what if that NEVER happens? You can't place the burden on the community, it has to lie with each individuals ability to work through the issue and tend to their own mental and physical health.
[In all our discussions she regrets so much about it, and yet not telling people has never been a regret.]
No one's implying rape doesn't devastate people but we can't treat rape like it's any different than any other traumatic incident, Every trauma comes with it's own unique obstacles to overcome”
““if she had truly been raped my thinking is a "good girl" would have done the right thing not try and cover up the incident and do damage control.”
Your thinking is completely wrong. An ex-girlfriend of mine admitted to me she was raped (many years after the fact) when she was 15. The boy then tried to blackmail her to add to the humiliation. She was a “good girl” as you put it and was terrified that it would destroy her reputation so she didn’t tell a sole. A while later another girl was raped at a party while passed out drunk, she told people and was immediately treated like a leaper, everyone at school avoided her and whispered about her when she came by. Further convincing my Ex that she was right to hide in her shame and self- disgust. Imagine if your first sexual experience was an older boy forcing himself upon you, imagine the effect that would have on your self image and sexual relations for possibly the rest of your life. I know the devastating effect it still had on her 12 years later.”
ReddKatt on Apr 15, 2013 at 00:56:51
“[She was a “good girl” as you put it and was terrified that it would destroy her reputation so she didn’t tell a sole.]
I completely understand BUT hiding to maintain one's reputation is wrong. She compromised her own dignity and self respect to maintain the the appearance of someone who had not been victimized.
[imagine the effect that would have on your self image and sexual relations for possibly the rest of your life. I know the devastating effect it still had on her 12 years later. ]
That's not what devastated her, what devastated her was covering it up and suppressing the trauma and pain. There are plenty of women that confront these issues and get help and support. If one chooses to live with the pain to give the appearance of health rather than BE healthy that's equally as bad as the rape.”
“I'm sorry but I can't agree. No matter how horrible this situation is, nobody should be assumed to be guilty and have to prove their innocence. Otherwise anyone with a grudge could come out and say, so and so raped me 5 years ago. There would be absolutely no way to prove that it didn't happen so off the the person goes to jail for 20 years for no other reason than someone says so. I'm certainly not saying that's what happened here, and I if those boys are guilty I hope they get what's coming to them. But there is a reason people are considered innocent until proven guilty.”
“Haha, Apparently your a bit limited in your English skills.
Try this: "she was good, if not exactly great."
Wow, "if not" used in a negative context, shocking I know. Maybe if you approached people's comments with a broader mind, instead of being determined to find something to argue with, a whole new world would open up to you. You might even learn something.”
elblanc0 on Apr 8, 2013 at 21:55:47
“Nice try...if the context supported it. News alert - it doesn't. Go back and read the post. Reading comprehension is fundamental.
“So all of this is because you misunderstood the wording of the comment. "If not mathmatically certain" is clearly intended in the negative, not the positive application. Rephrasing might help: "it is very likely, though not mathematically certain"
The style used as well as the vague indication about it due to there being a lot of planets makes it reasonablyclear that the author is not stating its mathematically certain, or anywhere near.”
elblanc0 on Apr 5, 2013 at 19:25:48
“Apparently grammar is not your strong suit. the use of "if not" generally means "and perhaps even" and is a flourish to express a probable condition.
Consider the sentence, "He appeared very happy, if not exuberant, at her arrival."
There is no negative connotation that makes sense here. You're just reaching to save face.”
“Have you ever heard of statistical analysis or probabilities? They are pretty major branches of math and yes, there are thousands of instances where people have used to them to predict whether intelligence is abundant in the universe. Are the results certain? No, but that is exactly what the original poster stated.”
elblanc0 on Apr 5, 2013 at 17:59:59
“"Are the results certain? No, but that is exactly what the original poster stated."
From original post: "... it is very likely, if not mathmatically [sic] certain, that intelligent life exists elsewhere from earth."
“Actually the "cheaper" medications in Canada are subsidized by the Canadian tax payer, so you are just shifting your medical cost burden onto them. Either way your expecting a government and thus all the rest of us tax payers to cover the health costs of your life decisions, yet how dare we tell you not to drink half a gallon of soda a day.”
“If they didn't have to waste so much money covering the ballooning medical costs related to the extreme obesity problem that has gripped the nation they would have far more money to deal with what you consider "real issues." Deal with the first and it will make dealing with the second substantially easier.”
“Then you need to stop relying on the government to either subsidize or completely cover your skyrocketing medical costs. There should be a waiver, anyone who doesn't want the government to enact policy to help them be healthy, should sign away any rights to their help when later on in life they have huge health issues and rack up thousand upon thousand in healthcare costs.”
LunaPark on Mar 11, 2013 at 19:37:44
“OK. And while were at it, government cant turn me into a criminal for finding cheaper alternative care and medications. I can't be turned into a criminal for going to Canada and purchasing my medications there.”
“Please explain to me how innocent children in Pakistan should be the ones to pay the price for your freedom in America? Would you be so sanguine if it was American children being randomly slaughtered daily to “protect your freedoms”?
I have a feeling that if a foreign power dropped a bomb on U.S soil killing young children there would be howls of outrage. Even if they also killed a legitimate criminal, not a single one of you would state that their actions were justified. So why is it you feel that killing other people’s children is ok?”
Mar 4, 2013 at 13:31:56
“Vancouver? Seriously? I'm all for fair trade, but it doesn't increase the coffee's quality, it simply makes it ethically priced for farmers. And Indie stores are hardly abundant, 95% of the coffee stores here are chain stores that all serve up 20 oz buckets of coffee, that have so much milk you are left with with only the barest resemblance of coffee flavor. Even that resemblance can be quickly eradicated by the 15 different flavors they will happily dump into your drink for you.
A Venti Soy, No foam, Vanilla, extra caramel, with whip caramel macchiato can not be called a coffee. I recently lived in Melbourne where some places won't even allow soy milk because it reacts with the coffee and affects the flavor, in Vancouver they wouldn't even consider the effect on the flavor, as long as your happy paying the extra 75c.
I'm not saying those huge cups aren't good at keeping you warm on a wet and windy day, but it can hardly be called a great cup of coffee. And Vancouver certainly shouldn't be ranked up with the world's best coffee places.”
Feb 28, 2013 at 14:18:16
“The notion that a law shouldn’t be implemented because it may one day lead to additional laws is a ridiculous concept. It implies that people as a whole have no moral ability to judge right from wrong, to define what are acceptable actions and what arn't. Based on this ludicrous logic we should have no laws at all, since every law has the ability to be expanded further.
“There can be alternative approaches to curbing viewing of child pornography besides incarceration.”
There is little doubt about the horrendous nature of child pornography and the permanent effects that it has upon its victims and thus it should not be a matter of choosing “alternative” approaches but of pursuing every possible approach to combat this kind of evil.
“You are all having a knee-jerk reaction….” I would counter that it is fact you having the “knee jerk reaction” to what you perceive as a challenge on your established view of personal freedom. It’s made clear by the fact that you have spurted the same rhetoric used by every personal freedom crusader out there, regardless of the actual topic being discussed. Exchange child pornography with any other freedom topics and you would have come out with the same statements.
There is no justification for the creation or viewing of this kind of material, it can’t be simulated, the children are real and the effects upon them are real, and thus the consequences for anyone involved, even passively should be real.”
Feb 20, 2013 at 18:32:59
“Each of those mentioned are public sector workers who currently have incredible pension plans. I know a public sector ex-employee who gets a pension of 70% of the highest wage he earned while working. Fully retired he earns substantially more than the average Canadian. The reason that sentiment changed so much since 2008 is that when the GFC hit we all realized that our Governments are completely broke, a big part of that is due to astronomical pension payouts. We all know this can't continue and hence all of us retiring in 20-30 years will never receive the sweetheart pensions that sections of the current public sector workers are getting at retirement. That's why there is such a push for RRSP's etc.”
North of Toronto on Feb 20, 2013 at 19:53:49
“You should google what the CEO of the Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan has to say on the sustainability of teachers pensions. Hint - it ain't pretty.”
lkvk101 on Feb 20, 2013 at 19:14:56
“recently retired and I totally agree with you....incredible pension plans and benifits (while you are working) You will pay through the nose for medical regardless.”
Feb 1, 2013 at 16:55:07
“Guessing you meant early 90's, which ended in in 92. The penny was dropped in 93. Since then Australia has never had a single negative growth quarter. Pretty clear proof that the original assertion that removing the lowest denomination of currency is always followed by a recession is wrong.”
Feb 1, 2013 at 15:25:48
“Most definitely not true. Australia got rid of the penny over 15 years ago, and currently has had 22 years of continued growth. the only country in the Western world to have had such sustained growth.
Also from experience, yes prices ending in $.01 and $.02 do get rounded down. If a company is desperate enough to grasp at the occasional 1 or 2 cent difference they are in huge financial trouble and in reality have bigger concerns than a penny.”
compro01 on Feb 1, 2013 at 15:48:06
“If there were any effects from ditching the penny, they were masked by the tail end of the late-90s recession.”
“The population of Europe is 700+ million, pretty sure that not only competes, but more than doubles the U.S. Yet they have had one school shooting since 2010 combined. the U.S has now had 32. Its got nothing to do with population. Call me old fashioned but I will never be comfortable with statements like "only....x people...shot" or "Just.....Y people.. ..killed."”