Today, eating a pure vegetarian diet usually requires long-distance transport of fruits and veges for at least part of the year in order to have a balance of amino acids in your protein and a balance of vitamins and minerals.
And so does a balanced non-vegetarian diet.posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 08:47
Mr. Sikora, you are painting with a broad brush. There are at least as many smug meat eaters as there are vegetarians. Some might interpret your response as smug. Are you letting the comments of a few determine your opinion of the whole group?posted @ Friday, November 29, 2013 - 08:43
I thought the reason for making it free was to help those who DON'T ALREADY HAVE A CAR get to work? How will this reduce car traffic?
[/quote] Given the choice between a fare free bus ride to go downtown or to work and the cost of gas and parking, some will choose the bus.posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 09:11
Free bus fare? That should solve all our problems. When will some realize that nothing is "free"?
[/quote] No one said it would solve all our problems, but it can put more money in the hands of those who need it and reduce car traffic. Here are some regional cities that have done it (fare free buses) Boone, NC (since 1981), Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC (since 2002), Clemson, SC, Coral Gables, FL, Vero Beach, FL.
It's an idea worth discussion.posted @ Thursday, November 21, 2013 - 08:13
“the largest caliber of trees you can put in an urban environment and expect to live.”
caliper, not caliber; essentially the same as diameter.posted @ Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 07:48
\ The other group takes fruit it didn't grow and poops on those below.
I believe you're talking about the corporate CEOs. (Certainly not all, but many.)posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 12:48
@fixit: I'm an outsider and I'm not convinced. When I look at the earnings ratios of corporate CEOs to average employee salary, the Federal government doesn't look so bad.posted @ Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 07:39
A +1 vote for Jim.posted @ Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 08:26
There have been many acts of Christian terrorism, too. Search it - they are easy to find. Lots of religious wars, too, and they are not limited to Muslims.posted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 07:50
@melquiades: Nicely spoken. Thank you.posted @ Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 07:40
Nor is your president's approval rating of 37% likely to skyrocket.
In fact, one more crisis of any kind will cement his status as worst POTUS in history, and do so faster than he can blame a terrorist attack on an internet video...
Actually, that 37% is more like 45% and has gone up this week. Not great, but much better than Congress.posted @ Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 08:10
China owns less than 8% of the US debt. From "4 facts about the national debt you may not know:"posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 07:46
For "not caring," you sure put a lot of effort into the previous post!posted @ Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:19
Good letter, Lee Reed!posted @ Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:07
When SS was passed by Congress FDR was the first to sigh up for it, why didn't obama man up and be the first person to sigh up for obamacare?
[/quote] Probably because he already has health insurance. He doesn't need to "sign up." And you don't sign up for Obamacare. I have received 3 small refunds from my insurance company, did not have to copay for my annual physical and have my under 26-yr old kid on my plan because of Obamacare and didn't sign up. Obamacare has been happening for awhile. The sign up is for health insurance exchanges if you don't have insurance or may be eligible for subsidies. It's one component of the ACA, but not the whole thing.posted @ Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 06:58
The majority of taxpaying Americans don't want a nationalized health bill. I'm so glad we have some in Congress willing to represent our concerns against socialized medicine.
Yep, here's your well-informed public that doesn't like Obamacare.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 16:20
... Proof that the democrats and Barack Obama wanted the government shutdown. ....
I guess someone forgot to tell Michelle Bachmann. She thinks it's what her tea party crowd wanted:
"We're very excited," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) told the Washington Post. "It's exactly what we wanted, and we got it."
I think she's right. The ACA passed years ago. It's already law and unrelated to the Congressional resolution on the budget. It's the Repub's holding the gov't funding hostage.posted @ Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 16:03
@TeeWee: Actually, I don't watch Fox and I agree with you about the foreign press, though I tend toward BBC over the Daily Mail.posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:06
You all do know that tax rates were much higher 30, 40 and 50 years ago, right? Lane Filler is misrepresenting.
So are some of you suggesting the gov't should get involved in how many children we have?posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 09:02
@cyou299: The President miscalculated his Sequester plan. He believed the majority of Americans would blame the Republicans for 'shutting down' important segments of the government. Only the 'low information voters' blamed the R's and the majority understood the President was responsible for the Sequester. I believe most now understand the leadership Stonewalled any move to stop this Train Wreck as those Democrats who helped draft the ACA now call it. Again, the 'low information voters' will wrongly blame the R's but the people will know this is all the President's fault.
Actually, TeeWee, you have it exactly backwards. I know you disagree, but time will tell. (And you do remember that Fox news watchers were shown to be less well informed about current events, right? So the "low information voters" are....)posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 08:38
Some folks appear to have forgotten that there was an election almost a year ago. Obama made it clear that implementing "Obamacare" was part of his platform. Romney made clear that repealing it was part of his.
The tea party extremists can kick and scream all they want. Obamacare is happening. If you're not willing to accept that and want the gov't to "shut down," then let the chips fall where they may. The 2014 elections will be a good gauge of the public response.posted @ Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 08:30
[quote][b]more tea sir[/b] -
According to Obama, sequestration was going to ruin us all. Someone out there please share with us how you were affected. Same story here. Shut the damn thing down if it gets the burden of the AHCA off the backs of the American people.
[/quote] I don't think "ruin us all" was the exact line. The sky doesn't fall, but things change. While you may not have noticed the impact, the most conservative estimates are that there would be 250,000 more jobs in 2013 without the sequestration. Many estimates are higher. It's also a ripple effect. It can take awhile for reduced demand to get back to manufacturing. When the economy tanked near the end of the Bush administration it took about 2 years for the full impact of the reduction in gov't funded projects to be felt at the business where I worked.posted @ Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 07:51
Mr. Grimes has been drinking Rush's Kool-Aid for too long.posted @ Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 08:05
When you start an opinion piece calling the "other side" idiots, you are not planning to change anyone's mind. If you want a rational argument against gun control or for objective media coverage, this was not it.posted @ Friday, September 20, 2013 - 07:04
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