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  • Apr 9th, 2015 @ 11:58am

    Re: Why no debate?

    Obama not only extended it, he expanded it what what it is now!!! I didn't like it under Bush, and Obama made it worse.
    It really needs to go.

  • Apr 7th, 2015 @ 2:33pm

    (untitled comment)

    I remember back when I was a kid, before the days of the Internet getting my hands on PORN!!! It may be easier with the Internet, but no matter why you try to do, you can't stop a person from getting it one way or another.

  • Apr 6th, 2015 @ 5:14pm

    Re: Re: Re: My daughter is deaf.

    The ADA did a lot of good, but it's also gone overboard on so many things. For example things in a Bathroom for a business. how something has to be such and such high and if it's off a inch you get sued. What ends up happening, the business just closes the bathrooms from public use!!!

    There's people that spend all their time going into small businesses and then suing the crap out of them for a bunch of money because of the ADA laws. It's completely crazy.

    A lot of it is just a sham.

  • Apr 6th, 2015 @ 5:14pm

    Re: Re: Re: My daughter is deaf.

    The ADA did a lot of good, but it's also gone overboard on so many things. For example things in a Bathroom for a business. how something has to be such and such high and if it's off a inch you get sued. What ends up happening, the business just closes the bathrooms from public use!!!

    There's people that spend all their time going into small businesses and then suing the crap out of them for a bunch of money because of the ADA laws. It's completely crazy.

    A lot of it is just a sham.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015 @ 5:17pm

    Re: Corporatism blows

    This is what happens from years of Government created Monopolies!!!! Should have never happened. I see zero reason why Comcast and TWC and anyone else that wants to can't all be in the SAME City's fighting it out. The more the better!!!

    The only way to get people and keep people then is great service and a great price!!!

  • Apr 2nd, 2015 @ 5:08pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Talking about really trying to look for racism. This is getting beyond silly. No Black person anywhere and you'd be saying it's raciest also. If it was all Black people in all 3 pictures, somehow that would be racists. No matter what you do, it doesn't matter.

    That's really a sad world you live in if that's all you see. I didn't see anything Racist about the pictures. The Cheapest was also ONLY Internet. Wouldn't it be more Raciest with a TV Package because Blacks just sit around watching TV all day? Collecting that Government check?
    Wouldn't that be more Racists? Maybe if they threw in Dial-Up for $9.99 a month service and showed a Black Family. Maybe I'd give it to you. $70 is not exactly cheap. I'm the cheap white guy and pay $35 a month for AT&T U-Verse Internet only. Not the fastest speed, but fast enough to stream HD content from Netflix.

    No matter what, got to turn it into some kind of race thing. I personally thing the Biggest Racists people out there are the ones bring it up all the time. Looking for it wherever they go, even though most of it is in their head.

    So the times when it really happens, No one cares any more. It's crying wolf, over and over and over again.

    For the life of me I was trying to figure out what the hell was so racist about the picture. I wasn't even thinking Oh, Black Woman in first picture, a White Family in another. I saw a Single woman in one, a family in the next. The COLOR of ones skin wasn't even on my mind at the time. So thanks for being that person.

    At work I'm 1 of 4 White people. I Work for really nice Chinese Owner along with a couple of his sons, along with a few other Chinese, Indian, many filipino's, even a Black person who's runs the QA department. They're all nice friendly people. I've been to a few of their houses even being the only white person there. I don't mind at all, learn and have fun. Most of them work really hard for not a lot of money. I don't really give a crap what race any of them are. It's a NON-FACTOR in my life. I'd rather just enjoy life and not keep trying to look for that Boogeyman.

    It's never going to be a 100% Raciest free world. Compared to many places, the U.S. is pretty tolerant.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015 @ 4:33pm

    (untitled comment)

    It was a dumb thing for the kids to do, but then again kids do a lot of dumb things!!! What I'm wondering, it was all between these 4 kids, how the hell did the police get involved? They had to find out somehow. A parent looking at one of the kids phones and going to the police after seeing the pictures? One of the kids showing the picture(s) to their friend(s)? Putting the picture up on Facebook? How did the police get involved in the first place?

    I think parents need to do a better job with their kids! Pound it into your kids brain that taking pictures or Video of your Naked self can come back to hurt you later in ways you can't imagine. Or anything you post or comment on and come back to hurt you also. Watch what you do.

  • Mar 24th, 2015 @ 12:49pm

    Re: 2016 CAMPAIGN

    That's all you have, the KOCH brothers. Most of you Progressive don't even know who they are. Just spout the party line and completely ignore all the RICH as hell Democrats like somehow they don't exist. It's just laughable.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:57am


    You can't go out on the street, stick out your arm and Wave a UBER car over to you to pick you up!!! A taxi you can!!!

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:47am


    I think you should treat this as a ID check like in a store when it's questionable the person is 21 or over, or in this case 18 or over. Some people look younger then they are and others look older then they are. So if the person looks 10 years older or younger then 18 for a ID!!! Maybe it'll kill the mood, but better then jail.

  • Mar 19th, 2015 @ 11:42am

    Re: Re: This wasn't about electricity

    Want don't want to work a normal job!!! Besides it's very expensive to hire a person these days!!! Let alone hire someone that you don't even need. Jobs aren't created to just give people a job and money, there was to be a real need. This is a communist country. Then you need to get rid of some people you can just kill off thousands or millions and there's nothing anyone can really do about that!!!!

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 5:31pm

    (untitled comment)

    I've been with U-Verse for the last couple years. When my low price ended after the year and jumped up I called and threaten to go to Comcast. After all the Normal price is not much lower then Comcast prices for far slower service. I don't mind the slow service when I'm paying just $35 a month. Internet only. When it jumps to $55 then it's only like $10 more for much faster internet only service form Comcast.

    I used to pay Comcast $170 a month for HD TV service with a duel DVR tuner and Mid speed Internet service. It was just me, 1 TV and I just hated getting that huge bill every month and for what?!?! I could never watch enough TV or use the Internet to justify that cost.

    So when I was getting ready to start house shopping, I went to Comcast and handed them my DVR and said I was done with paying for TV, just stick with internet. They did give my 6 months of lower cost Internet service which was more then enough time to look for a house and MOVE.

    I got my house, signed up for U-Verse for Internet only and installed a Nice large Antenna where I get all my broadcast channels for free. I use my Computer and Media Center and a couple duel HD Homerun tuners where I can record up to 4 programs at once. Or Record 3 and watch one LIVE or Record 4 and watch something already recorded. Or Start watching in the Family Room and continue in the Bedroom. I use Xbox 360's as Media Center Extenders. I have one for each HDTV. They boot up directly into Media Center Extender mode. No need to be a paid Gold Member. The Channel listing and program guide is FREE. You can buy a new 360 for $199 which is a great deal. You don't need a HDD because you're streaming, (With full DVR controls, I use Harmony 900 Remotes) and no need for a Kinect. Save money and buy USED!!! It's pretty flexible. I added Channel Logo's. You can connect up to 4-5 Extenders and stream them all at once, WIRED for HD. Or just 1 Wireless. Just not enough bandwidth wireless. I wired up my House with a Gigabit Network and have most of my hardware including my 24 port Gigabit switch in my closet That's also where my 2 Tuners are which connect by Ethernet and my computer is back in the Bedroom/computer room.

    You can start out small with 1 tuner, and one Xbox and Expand as you need to. I like it. All my TV shows Auto Record. The system paid for it's self in no time flat and now it's just FREE every month. From my 24 port Gigabit switch to the Cat6 Cable and connectors and whatnot all from Monoprice.com, it was pretty cheap. I was under my house for a couple days crawling around running the Cat6 cables from the Closet that's in the middle of my house which I also had ran power to. Plus the Antenna Cable to the closet and to each HDTV as a direct backup if there was a computer issue. Plus I had to run a ground wire for the Family room Power outlet and the 3 bedrooms that none had grounded outlets. That was fun and a pain to do!!! Once it's done, I don't think I'll ever need to deal with it. Though I need to run a COAX cable for outside the Comcast Hookup to my Closet just in case I make a switch from U-Verse in the future. It's all wired nice and neat along the beams, not laying all over the ground. I even had to run speaker wire from the front of the family room to the Back where I have ports to connect the rear surround speakers into. All wires are hidden in the walls or under the house.

    A wired Network, especially Gigabit is is much faster then wireless. Wireless also gets slower from distance and going threw threw walls and other things. I have no Interference issues either. I can just plug whatever device right into a Wall port. I have like 6-8 Ethernet Ports right in the family room alone. 4 in my Master bedroom, etc. It's my house, I don't plan to move anytime soon. I don't mind a little effort. It pays off in the end.

  • Mar 12th, 2015 @ 4:54pm

    Re: Why do/are

    Because the Janitor can easily be replaced!!! When you have a crap Economy, and Lots of people and few Jobs, Pay doesn't go Up. When there's lots of Jobs and few people, pay goes up. Supply and Demand. It's as simple as that. If the Janitor decided to just go missing for 7 days, he would be fired and replaced quite easily.

    Create your own product and try to start up that NEW business. You can then pay yourself anything you like. Then try paying that one or 2 employee's to start out with at $15-$20 a hour plus everything else see how that works out for you. You'll be luckily to make anything for yourself for the first few years while working 12+ hours a day 7 days a week. You start growing, hiring more people, creating more jobs, and then the Union moves in and tells you how much you should be paying them and all the extra's. Money that could have gone to expanding and creating more Jobs, Nope.

    I haven't had a pay raise in 4+ years like everyone else. In fact got screwed with Obamacare and Medical got canceled for everyone. Now I'm trying to deal with that huge extra cost every month myself. If you don't like your job or your pay, quite and work someplace else that will pay you what you think you're worth.

    I worked zero skill job as a kid at $3.35 a hour. I went to school out of state full time, worked full time making $3.90 a hour, lived in a crappy apartment with a room mate, took out loans which I've long paid off. Had very little free time and money. I didn't get crap from my parents. Because I wasn't going to work my whole life at a zero skill job where I could be easily replaced.

    Hell I wish I made a bunch more money. I'm far from rich. I have my small house the bank owes most of. My Dad lives with me since he lost his house when the company he worked for went out of business. No one is forcing you or anyone else to work where they are. While I don't think some CEO should be getting some big fat bonus when the company went in the crapper and laid off a bunch of people, that's on the board members of that company.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:21pm

    Re: Re: Re: 90 days

    Nothing has changed with HBO Go, that works on all devices it currently does and is different from the NEW stand alone HBO Now service.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:19pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: 90 days

    It's nothing that hasn't been done many times in the past by a number of company's!!! I don't see it as a clear out of Apple TV's. There's been a $30 price cut, which is about time since the current version has been around for like 3 years now. It's still far and above the #1 streaming device by far, with ROKU quite a bit behind in the #2 spot. I have both devices and many others.

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:16pm

    Re: Say what?

    I'm surprised they aren't charging like $17.95 a month or more!!! I knew it would NEVER be cheaper then on Cable. Normal price on cable is around $15 a month. Some places you can get it cheaper in a bundle or a 6 month special deal price, but generally it's $15. They don't want the cable company's to get pissed off if people drop HBO from them just to get it cheaper by streaming instead. HBO is still going to make far, far more money from cable, this these subscriptions for many years to come.

    I get what you're saying in comparison to Netflix which is a great deal. I really think it doesn't make sense to pay for HBO every month unless you always have the channel on. If there's only one or two shows yo watch, it's cheaper to buy a season pass to stream or get on Disc later. I don't have a problem watching a show 6 months later. it's still NEW to me, does it really make much difference?

    $180 for a year, or a couple season Passes or season discs which would be under $100. you know being a cable cutter I'm a huge fan of 'The Walking Dead' on AMC. I get Season passes from Amazon. The SD version, not HD, which is reasonable and still looks great and you can watch Monday after the new episode plays Sunday night. A day later and commercial free at watch when you want to.

    Most of my TV I get for free from the Antenna. If you wait a little longer, you'll find HBO programs on Amazon PRIME!!!

  • Mar 10th, 2015 @ 1:06pm


    Ya, I don't think it's that big of a issue. WOW, a whole 3 month wait or whatever it is. If you're already pirating HBO, I really don't think you then had plan to start paying for it if only Apple didn't have this deal. That's really pretty laughable.

    This also has no effect on HBOGo which still works on all those devices if you're a cable subscriber with HBO service or someone you know gave you their log in credentials to get free service.

    HBONow works with a Web browser, I don't know if that means you could access it on Android on Chrome and then Chromecast it to your HDTV that way??? I do think this is a way to not get a flood of new people all at once. Or having to resort to a beta type service to limit the amount of people

    Hell I have Apple TV's, ROKU's, Even a Amazon Fire Stick, not to mention all my many game Consoles. Seems I have a zillion streaming devices.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:51am

    Re: links to San Diego and Minneapoli medallion changes

    I like how the argument when getting rid of the Medallions is always that there will be to many people trying to run Cabs or whatever and that there will be a glut and no one will be able to make any money!!!!

    In a free Market without Government out of the way, Prices will drop and if there's to many people doing it and making no money, they'll leave and do something else and the market will stabilize to a working level for those left. It won't happen overnight. Who knows what that real world number will end up being. Let the free Market work it out, not Government!!!

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:33am

    (untitled comment)

    I don't see how anyone could trademark the letter W. How that ever flew by?!?!? But say it's valid, it's in 2 different industries and so shouldn't even matter anyway. This is just completely dumb.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 9:30am

    (untitled comment)

    This is why NONE of this 3rd party CRAP should ever be pre-installed on a new computer. It should Windows ONLY, free of all other crap!!!

    Is it really worth it to get a Bad Reputation for this garbage? I know Windows like Android has issues with making any money on razer thin profits and they do this crap to try and make a little money. How much do you really get to have this crap installed on a PC? $20? Here's a idea, bump the price of the PC up $20 and remove ALL of that crap.

    Why not be known for Not throwing CRAP on your PC's!!!

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