“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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?”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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”
“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.)”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”