Obama didn't win because he was brown and nonthreatening. He won because the people liked what he represented more than they liked what Romney represented.posted @ Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 06:01
Parents might do well to consider how the chosen name will look on the top of a resume and what the name might convey to a prospective employer. I am sure that names factor into rejected interviews, all else being even.posted @ Friday, June 7, 2013 - 06:14
"And the onus is on the immigrant to fit in, not on the host nation to recast itself in the immigrant’s image."
Which is why all Americans embrace our native Indian heritage.posted @ Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 06:00
McCarthy wrote "The decline of ethics, values, and morals will be death knell of America. A large percentage of these "single moms" are on the government, a.k.a. American taxpayer, dole."
To quote from the article linked below, "Most of those single moms are working. They remain mired in poverty because they tend to have low-wage jobs without benefits or opportunities for advancement—and because the U.S. has one of the skimpiest social safety nets in the western world. "posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 12:13
"Liberal ideas are undermining marriage and condemning millions of children to unnecessary poverty, instability and unhappiness."
What a load of bull. Liberals are working hard to provide for these children so they have a chance to get out of poverty and lead productive lives.posted @ Friday, May 31, 2013 - 06:16
I was merging onto a fast highway at 5:30 am this morning (still dark) when I encountered an old dude with no lights riding a three wheeler up the ramp. Swerved first to avoid hitting him and a second time to avoid the highway traffic.
If I could find him again, I'd buy some lights for his bike.posted @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 13:19
@nowheregirl: You got some statistics on how often that happens?
There will always be abuse of a program but it doesn't justify cutting the program for others because of it.posted @ Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 06:08
@Used2baFreeCountry: I agree but I'd like to be sure we aren't putting up barriers to voting like shortening the voting time.posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 - 06:17
About as ethical/logical as racial profiling for combating terrorism.posted @ Friday, May 24, 2013 - 06:11
I found Obama's smoking habit (he quit in 2011) to be just as much a sign of personal weakness as I do Christie's weight.
It is disappointing that Christie was unable to lose weight without the surgery but he will be healthier for the weight loss so I commend him for taking that step.posted @ Friday, May 10, 2013 - 06:40
That study on lifespans (Cameron, Playfair, and Wellum, 1994) has questionable validity and the authors state "we do not condone the use of our research in a manner that restricts the political or human rights of gay and bisexual men or any other group.".posted @ Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 06:18
I find Michael's analogy of him being asleep to be fitting. He is willing choosing to be blind to the problem of discrimination against gays.posted @ Friday, May 3, 2013 - 06:28
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and the big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell." Rep. Paul Broun 2012posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 06:31
I hope this study is wrong but research from Colorado State University concludes that marijuana tax income may be less that the societal costs of legalization (law enforcement, public health, and human services).posted @ Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 06:17
@Curls: We are less afraid of being blown up by a fertilizer plant than a random dude with a grudge.posted @ Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 06:14
- Federal civilian workers are more educated.
- The federal government has a higher proportion of white-collar jobs.
- “Lower-skilled (and lower-paid) positions have been contracted out to private industries” in recent years, raising the average pay of federal civilian employees.
- Federal civilian workers receive better pension and health insurance benefits on average than private-sector employees, some of whom receive no benefits.
My extensive experience has been that "hallway and cafeteria discussions .. and impromptu meetings" are largely a waste of time.
I have the opportunity to work from home but can't match the access to data, hardware, and software I have at work. While I can remote in, bandwidth issues make the work more tedious. But at work, with easy access to everything I need, isolation improves productivity so I'm here before 6 am each morning.
I think Harrop is using "Face time" as an excuse because she thinks her employees are not putting in the eight hours they are being paid for. Give these same employees the option to remain home but with remote monitoring (audio, video, and or screen capture).posted @ Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 06:27
McCarthy: The GOP needs to get it together if it wants to save America in 2016.
Save it from what?posted @ Friday, March 29, 2013 - 11:55
The article states, "Is it possible to be a traditional Christian or Muslim or Orthodox Jew — and hold to one’s faith on what constitutes marriage — and not be considered a bigot?"
Absolutely. You can follow all the guidelines of your faith at the same time that you respect the beliefs of others. As long as no one is making you marry someone of your sex, then their beliefs do not impact on yours. You only become a bigot when you try to block the free expression of someone else's beliefs.posted @ Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 06:34
@friendlyfire: Got a valid source for that claim?posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 12:15
Growth requires change.posted @ Monday, March 25, 2013 - 06:11
@JaxDawg: The quote was from a Republican National Committee report. Is that right wing enough to suit you?posted @ Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 06:12
"Women should choose between having a family or having a career."
Yeah, right. You must have more money than the rest of us.posted @ Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 06:20
"When early humans started to eat meat and eventually hunt, their new, higher-quality diet meant that women could wean their children earlier. Women could then give birth to more children during their reproductive life, which is a possible contribution to the population gradually spreading over the world. "
"Learning to hunt was a decisive step in human evolution. Hunting necessitated communication, planning and the use of tools, all of which demanded a larger brain. At the same time, adding meat to the diet made it possible to develop this larger brain."posted @ Friday, March 1, 2013 - 08:10
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