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Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration

Commented Oct 13, 2013 at 02:43:38 in Politics

“There are so many special interests deflecting Congress's minimum thinking abilities now. They'd never be able to agree on any cuts. All gov programs has special interest groups behind them. Some work for good, many for the opposite. I'd always be wary of republican proposals for cuts. They haven't had the best interests of the American people in mind for decades now.”

jmdziuban1 on Oct 13, 2013 at 02:51:29

“What government program has the strongest lobby? Upper income tax cuts, followed by corporate welfare and the MIC. Those are the debt creating programs that nobody is allowed to talk about, which examples just how strong their lobby's are.”
Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

Commented Sep 21, 2013 at 02:01:57 in Politics

“About the lowest class statements from both sides. Of course the GOP is wrong as expected. Dems and WH really need to keep it clean. The GOP are eating their own now. The Dems shouldn't touch that at all. Let them feast.”
This Is What It Looks Like When Glaciers Melt And The West Burns

This Is What It Looks Like When Glaciers Melt And The West Burns

Commented Aug 17, 2013 at 00:13:34 in Green

“Argue all they want about CO2. But there are loads of methane tied up in huge areas of permafrost that is already melting and releasing methane. There are large concentrations of methly hydrate on oceans bottoms that could be released in large amounts quickly under the right temps. This methane alone could be a serious change trigger.”
CNN 'Weed' Documentary Follows Sanjay Gupta's Reversal On Marijuana

CNN 'Weed' Documentary Follows Sanjay Gupta's Reversal On Marijuana

Commented Aug 12, 2013 at 02:21:23 in Politics

“It would be a bipartisan thing. So, not that's not likely to happen.”
Anarchists Of The House

Anarchists Of The House

Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 03:06:40 in Politics

“They need these distractions so they don't have to actually present a plan, and policies that can be sold to the people. If they ever have to they'll surely be lost on how to do it.”
Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones

Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones

Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 00:58:11 in Technology

“Sounds more like he want to set up a stable of mules to bring him stolen phones and tablets to me. And get tax exemption church status for his enterprise to keep the tax monkey off his back. IRS - you watching this guy?”
Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones

Inside The Massive Global Black Market For Smartphones

Commented Jul 14, 2013 at 00:47:04 in Technology

“I live in a larger town in western MT. Last year decided it was time to upgrade my cell. Found a new iPhone 4 at a small shop that sells all kinds of used cell phones and new ones, repairs them and laptop computers. I hope the guy is legit as I'm using Net10 and they are constantly changing the settings causing me to lose the cell data plan. I take the phone back to the shop and the guy fixes it at no charge. Was an experiment for me. I didn't want to pay the $90/mo from Verizon or ATT. I bought the iPhone for $230 and got signed up with Net10. Unlimited everything for around $46/mo with tax. If it all goes as as planned I'm ahead on cost this November.
The shop seems like a legit business. I hope so as when Net 10 changes settings I need him to get them back. Something is telling me this is not the way it should work. After reading this article I'm wondering our legit this shop is. Wonder what he'd say if I asked if he dealt with stolen phones. He did have to get the iphone unlocked from Apple for it to work, or so he said.
He told me a couple came in who'd just got two new iphone 4s at ATT and signed up for a 2 yr contract. Brought them to his store and sold them to him still in the box.”

Patrick Shaw on Jul 14, 2013 at 01:16:04

“As long as there are buyers wanting cheaper smartphones without thinking too hard where the phone came from then there will be a market.”
Boston University Sues Apple For Alleged Patent Infringement

Boston University Sues Apple For Alleged Patent Infringement

Commented Jul 4, 2013 at 01:50:10 in Technology

“Sorta like a jury of your peers that really has nothing to do with your peers. The peers in a jury trial like this could be should be peers that have similar knowledge of this equipment.”
Kmart, Sears And Walgreens To 'Phase Out' Paula Deen Products

Kmart, Sears And Walgreens To 'Phase Out' Paula Deen Products

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 01:43:41 in Business

“What is this main stream liberalized media you speak of? All major media is owned by a handful or corporations and are not for sure liberals. Maybe MSNBC? Satellite radio? There hasn't been just the news since Walter Cronkite.”
Kmart, Sears And Walgreens To 'Phase Out' Paula Deen Products

Kmart, Sears And Walgreens To 'Phase Out' Paula Deen Products

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 01:23:13 in Business

“Easy come, easy go. But I expect Paula socked a lot away knowing her star would only last so long. If she didn't well, that's just to bad for her. Hope she paid into SS. At least she might get a small sum every month.”

wkingsolomon77 on Jun 30, 2013 at 06:45:58

“she will be sued by many folks and she will need a team of lawyers,hello paula I is what I is and that is BROKE”
States With The Most Dangerous Bridges: 24/7 Wall St.

States With The Most Dangerous Bridges: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 00:42:14 in Business

“The I-5 bridge in WA collapsed after a truck loaded with a very large load headed for the Alberta tar sands was a bit oversized and struck a support beam. How can that happen? The bridge is so high and wide, your load is so high and wide. If the load won't fit.............. I don't know if that particular bridge was on a deficient list but it is now.”

Labor Party on Jun 30, 2013 at 01:06:34

“I never felt secure traveling on that bridge............Kind of like one of those old viaduct exits that shake when you drive on them.”
States With The Most Dangerous Bridges: 24/7 Wall St.

States With The Most Dangerous Bridges: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 00:38:15 in Business

“Most big major bridges are on federal highways and the federal govs responsibility. States are responsible for bridges on state roads and counties on county roads. Did the bridge study break this down, not that it matters that much if little is done on any of them.”
States With The Most Dangerous Bridges: 24/7 Wall St.

States With The Most Dangerous Bridges: 24/7 Wall St.

Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 00:28:31 in Business

“GWB and Rick Perry have relatives or major political donors who's main job is bridge repair? Wouldn't surprise me in the least if Texas has better bridges.

I worked with a lady who's husband is a highway engineer for the state here in MT. Concrete pavement is awful, the first roads to go bad. I asked her how they determined when to use concrete or asphalt on a highway. she just told me it depended on the guy the gov appointed to head the MDT - if he had concrete connections or asphalt connections. Ever driven on a concrete freeway in a northern climate where frost heave jacks up the roadbed? Better have good shocks and struts.”

Loyd Hawkins on Jun 30, 2013 at 10:57:16

“Texas dedicated all gas tax monies toward road and bridge building long before the GOP took over the state government, so this has nothing to do with who GWB or Perry know.  TxDOT has a strong reputation for freeway and bridge engineering and we also have 22 million people to collect gas taxes from.”
Utah Tar Sands: Will The U.S. Join Canada In Tapping The 'Bottom Of The Barrel'?

Utah Tar Sands: Will The U.S. Join Canada In Tapping The 'Bottom Of The Barrel'?

Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 23:05:23 in Green

“Yup. And the Saudi/Bush Carlyle Group recently bought my privately owned water supply. An awesome aquifer under Missoula, MT fed by 3 major rivers. I guess invest your money in clean water.”

carolina919 on Jun 30, 2013 at 17:21:30

“Doesn't seem right at all does it....Clean air and Clean water for all ought to be "birthrights".......I suspect "water" is going to become the new "oil" for these guys. By the way, we've been impressed with Brian Schwitzer (sp?) from out your way. What do YOU think of him. I'd love to hear from someone who's had a lot more experience with him and his policies/actions”

carolina919 on Jun 30, 2013 at 02:33:39

“If only our country would!”
Utah Tar Sands: Will The U.S. Join Canada In Tapping The 'Bottom Of The Barrel'?

Utah Tar Sands: Will The U.S. Join Canada In Tapping The 'Bottom Of The Barrel'?

Commented Jun 29, 2013 at 22:28:21 in Green

“Wow, a whopping 100 jobs. But there will be a lot more jobs created cleaning up another mess that is almost guaranteed just like the Alberta tar sands. What the heck is wrong with America when they tell us we'll be energy independent, yet all the refined products from this crap is exported? Of course we'll need fossil fuels for awhile but seems our politicians and corporations are hell bent on getting as much as possible out now.

I'm going to be 60 in a week so I may not live to see the worst affects of global climate change but my kids and grandkids will.”

jsgaetano on Jun 30, 2013 at 09:01:34

“Just imagine how many permanent jobs Utah could create by focusing on clean energy.”

SweetHome2012 on Jun 29, 2013 at 23:53:53

“"...a whopping 100 jobs...."

not according to Boehner and the Koch Brother both of which have a lot riding on this line being approved.

According to Boehnor there will be thousands of jobs created. This in itself lets me know it is a lie. Remember Boehner has been telling the American People since January 6, 2011 that after making sure President Obama is a 1 term President the next priority of the Republicans Party is jobs. Of course the Party also says Congress does not create jobs. Go figure.”

DoctorGreeves on Jun 29, 2013 at 22:42:43

“Couldn't agree more. Fanned and all that. Plus us old farts need to stick together for a cleaner America. (I'll be 66 in August.)”
CNN Bringing Back 'Crossfire' With Hosts Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Van Jones, Stephanie Cutter

CNN Bringing Back 'Crossfire' With Hosts Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Van Jones, Stephanie Cutter

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 03:27:16 in Media

“Who cares? Who watches CNN unless there's a big disaster somewhere?”
Michael Mancil Brown Charged In Mitt Romney Tax Returns Scheme

Michael Mancil Brown Charged In Mitt Romney Tax Returns Scheme

Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 02:10:16 in Politics

“Campaign Romney was a strange one. Completely out of his element, the corporate board room. But even beyond all the strange things he said, his off topic arguments, it was his insistence to not release his long term tax returns. Like his father had done. Like every presidential candidate since his father. That was downright suspicious. Made him look like he was hiding something. And most on the centrist voters didn't like that in a presidential candidate. He lost.

Maybe if Romney would have just released them and claimed they were all legal based on the tax code of the time. He'd have been forgiven by many centrist voters. Even though most all the speculation about his money may just well be correct. And there were so many other reasons to not vote for Mitt. I believe the tax return issue cost him a lot votes.

I'm not condoning this type of nasty lying politics. There are just so many voters that decide this way.”
John Kerry Controls Keystone XL Decision -- Good News For Pipeline Opponents

John Kerry Controls Keystone XL Decision -- Good News For Pipeline Opponents

Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 00:11:45 in Politics

“Interesting move on Obama's part. Wasn't expecting this. Putting the decision on Kerry is a good political move as long as Kerry knows his chances for the WH end with that. He'd never be able to raise the funds. But sure will give John a chance for some well deserved pay back to the republican swift boaters from 2004.

Besides all that it is the right thing to do. Based on all the evidence that's come out on this pipeline and the future issues there's absolutely no reason for it to cross the entire US. But even though this seems like a slick move by Obama it is also a smart political move. I'm sure this issue has been discussed for months in the WH. It may well work. But Kerry is his own man and he may well be thinking about 2016 and funding dollars. So who knows? My bet is he approves it. But knowing he's likely sold his soul while doing it. DC is getting so sickening.”

Truthandfactsmatter on Jun 26, 2013 at 07:35:41

“The State Department makes the decision regarding the pipeline crossing the border. Kerry is the Sec. of State...the decision is part of his job description.”
Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 20:06:36 in Politics

“And the Romney voters weren't expecting money or something? I mean the very wealthy that bankrolled him. What was Sheldon expecting? The Koch Bros?”

The domain on Jun 7, 2013 at 18:51:25

“Yeah, we're ALL the Koch Brothers. (shakes head) what a ridiculious argument. NO, we all have to face over 7 unemployment, that's reality (thanks to you), take your Koch obsession somewhere else.”
Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)

Mitt Romney: 'I Was Very Upset' Over 47 Percent Comments (VIDEO)

Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 19:59:42 in Politics

“He only has regrets because it got out. He meant exactly what he said.”
Eric Holder Perjury Charge Weighed By Republicans

Eric Holder Perjury Charge Weighed By Republicans

Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 22:58:28 in Politics

“Thought they were concerned about jobs too. But they are good at misdirection for sure. Ask them how much of that 16T took place under Reagan and the Bushes.”
Ted Cruz's Personality Problem

Ted Cruz's Personality Problem

Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 01:26:04 in Politics

“Not yet but our oil companies sure with it was. Coarse the Canadians would have to give up their universal health care.”
Cathie Adams: Grover Norquist 'Showing Signs Of Converting To Islam' Because He Has A Beard

Cathie Adams: Grover Norquist 'Showing Signs Of Converting To Islam' Because He Has A Beard

Commented Jun 2, 2013 at 00:55:00 in Politics

“Does my mustache and goatee indicate I'm now almost half muslim?

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One Walmart's Low Wages Could Cost Taxpayers $900,000 Per Year, House Dems Find

One Walmart's Low Wages Could Cost Taxpayers $900,000 Per Year, House Dems Find

Commented Jun 1, 2013 at 00:48:45 in Business

“The beginning wages at Walmart are what we'd expect high school students working part time to make. I do get a few items at walmart and cant't wait to get out and feel dirty about my shopping there. Can't wait to get out. When most of your employees are eligible for food stamps and section 8 housings that says very little about your business plan, Walmart will eventually end up like K Mart. Unless they change how they do business. The Walmart employees I've seen may well be nice folks trying to make a liveing and I treat them nice But they have zero future. You're a clerk for walmart today you'll be a clerk for Walmart in 20 yrs. At the same pay. Where I live if KMart woulnd't have closed that where I went. No better but at least not owned by by the Waltons..

Walmart - great for the low income earners in a town. Not so great for all the small main street business.

And now we find out that any given store in a large city basically cost the shopping taxpayers $900.000 in extra costs. How do you taxpayers feel about that? Go to any shop in the mall or other small stores to look around. The sales people are high school kids with a good job for them. Some are new so cut them some slack for a bit.”
Louie Gohmert Goes Off On Eric Holder At House Hearing

Louie Gohmert Goes Off On Eric Holder At House Hearing

Commented May 15, 2013 at 23:58:07 in Politics

“Gohmert has an issue now with aspargus. what was wrong with broccoli? What's wrong with good fresh veges? I like cauliflower myself..”
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