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  • $15 minimum wage on its way to NY [View news story]
    I meant exactly what I said and that buddy, is my contribution. To buttress my point I have included this online inflation calculator http://bit.ly/vkq0Nl in response to your comment " $15/hr. for kids to do the same thing I was paid $4.25/hr. for 35 years ago seems truly bizarre". Once you have verified the true value of what you earned 35yrs ago , please respond. Your 1980 $4.25 is now worth $12.21 in 2015, so if you are mad that they are complaining about being paid what would have been $2.76 in 1980 ($8 in 2015), then you are truly heartless.
    Jul 23, 2015. 09:13 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • $15 minimum wage on its way to NY [View news story]
    The hysteria, much ado about nothing.
    Jul 23, 2015. 08:32 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FTC accuses LifeLock of violating settlement; shares -25% (updated) [View news story]
    Yeah , go ahead & take it to court while hoping to settle without admission of guilt.
    Jul 21, 2015. 03:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Honda's U.S. auto financing arm agrees to $25M settlement [View news story]
    My one and only response to you will be these " Silence is the best answer for a fool".
    Jul 15, 2015. 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Honda's U.S. auto financing arm agrees to $25M settlement [View news story]
    This is a prime example of why the topic of race is still brought up in this country.
    Jul 15, 2015. 07:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spirit Airlines cuts 2015 op. margin guidance; shares -4.8% [View news story]
    Once the price fixing investigation commenced , the crooks began to cut guidance.
    Jul 13, 2015. 05:36 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • NBC to Trump: You're fired [View news story]
    You are free to go there to serve your 2nd or 10th tour whichever is applicable. There are weapons waiting for you there, no one is stopping you . If you value your blood & life less than Iraq's, that's your prerogative.

    If you feel your self worth in life is and can only be confirmed when some loony extreme right wingers tell you "we appreciate your service for our country", please go ahead. When you are dead life will move on like it always. You will be forgotten by same people urging you to die for them.

    We are not paid mercenaries for wars. Not only do we end up paying with lives but also with another batch of borrowed money that your grand kids will have to pay one day, if we get into another war. Ironic that those clamoring for this , always complain about folks here that are not working and milking the system on assistance , yet they beg folks like you to go die for another country where the whole lot will do nothing to even save their own lives
    Jun 30, 2015. 11:29 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NBC to Trump: You're fired [View news story]
    There are lots of wonderful verses in the bible that advocated violence but do we ascribe or practice those instructions now. The sad thing is most of us have been programmed to accept any and everything in the bible just like the idiots in the middle east some of you can't wait to fight.
    The bible are interpretations of a lot of folks and if you believe God is perfect then he would not have advocated an eye for an eye, only to send Jesus Christ to declare not to practice such anymore. Hence , you are in essence saying God was wrong!. I definitely do not believe such.
    Jun 29, 2015. 03:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NBC to Trump: You're fired [View news story]
    Has it ever occurred to folks like yourself that if native Iraqi's are unwilling to die for their own country, Americans should definitely not be willing to die for them. They abandoned equipment provided to them, they also did not put up any resistance with our initial entry of US troops during the Iraqi war . If they prefer to live under Sharia law governed by ISIS, let them be. Once they taste it and and realize the only other alternative is death , they will fight. If ISIS becomes a threat to the rest of the world after taking over Iraq( if they ever) , then the world would be justified to incinerate the whole place.

    Absolutely no boots on the ground till they are willing to sacrifice their own blood. If the extreme right wingers wanna go die for them , no one is stopping them. Let their kids be the first in line to do that

    If America refused to die for independence from Britain , it will still be a colony today.
    Jun 29, 2015. 03:10 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece showdown: Tsipras given ultimatum [View news story]
    http://1.usa.gov/16Vfnj3

    http://bit.ly/1Hhtge4

    You need a valid US issued form of identification and must be legally authorized in the country even if it is temporary. Even Dreamers can't get any kind of soc welfare
    Jun 25, 2015. 12:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece showdown: Tsipras given ultimatum [View news story]
    I live in AZ. You cannot even get a library card without valid ID. Prior to the recession , you could not get anything more than what I listed in my earlier response. Phoenix was the fastest growing city in the country prior to the recession , due to cheap & exploding housing mostly due to cheap illegal immigrant labor force in construction. We were proud and happy to be labelled as such but as soon as the recession struck, same illegals were made scapegoats. Ask yourself if a lot of low income Americans are denied SS benefit, why in the hell would an illegal be granted one without valid social sec. Don't know of other states but here in AZ , it has been like that for almost 2 decades , so not sure what your source is. AZ largest trading partner is also Mexico. We are yet to recover from all the jobs lost and I doubt we will anytime soon. The political leaders here care more about funding prisons than any other thing, absolutely no plan to generate revenue.
    Jun 25, 2015. 12:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Greece showdown: Tsipras given ultimatum [View news story]
    "why are we allowing millions of immigrants to cross our borders and why are we giving them so many entitlements?" so the relative low number of immigrants( legal & illegal) are the ones primarily responsible for the majority of consumption in America? Last time I checked there were millions of obese native born Americans, eating supersized food and driving supersized cars with debts up to the wahzoo. I guess the stupid banks are giving them loans without valid social security numbers!

    The problems with some Americans is that we feel we are the brightest in the world. Go to our research labs in universities and see the nationality of most of the students working hard there, lemme know if they are native born. What this country provides is a good atmosphere for research and businesses to prosper. Most Americans these days have turned to entitled birth righters unwilling to work hard like previous generations that went thru tough hardship before America became a superpower.
    That fake narrative that they are getting entitlement is overblown, hospitals are mandated to attend to any sick patient in an emergency(even tourists),yes the kids get to go to school free and if they are born here, the parents can get social benefits for the kids , other than that nothing else apart from those. You need valid social security number to get any kind of assistance from the govt. If regular Americans have to be reviewed to get benefits, why & how would an illegal get one without.
    While we are busy blaming some illegal for a lot of our woes like over consumption based on mounting debts, the rest of the world are getting more competitive labor wise. Ironically where we are the most competitive in the world "agriculture" is all because of illegal alien workers technology and govt subsidies. We have lacked any new innovation like the last computer revolution that will completely redefine labor. If we are the best in the most physical job "farming" , why can't we be the best in less strenuous fields. Until we start facing our demons , we will never solve our problems.
    Jun 25, 2015. 08:37 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ambarella down another 15.6% after Citron report; GoPro -3.4% [View news story]
    The only time retail investors will sell is when it is falling and the only time they will buy is when it is rising. If you still can't figure out Citron's end game & backers based on that statement , then you don't need to be trading stocks. Stick to investing. It had already gained approximately $100 from the last bear raid flush when it was in the mid teens. Learn to leave the table while you are up.
    Jun 23, 2015. 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Anthem faces lawsuits as it moves to minimize coverage of expensive hep C meds [View news story]
    Bare in mind how much Gilead paid for Pharmasset in order to develop this cure. We can all complain about the price of drugs , all we want but they have to recoup their investment. Competition will brig the price down but for now they have to take advantage of their exclusivity.
    Jun 22, 2015. 06:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple caves on music streaming royalties [View news story]
    This made me proud of the young lady, she wasn't going to take it on the chin like Apple suppliers & partners do. Why would a company with 100's of billions in cash reserves use the sweat & hard work of artists without paying for it, while advising them it is for their own good to be guinea pigs.
    Jun 22, 2015. 05:44 AM | 23 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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