erudite

erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 30, 2013

Oh, and how many of you have an older brother? You would be the dead one in this case. Think long and hard about what you are advocating.

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 30, 2013

How many of you are 'pro-life'? Can't get an abortion but it's OK to kill them after they are born? State sanctioned murder; we call it the death penalty.

China has 2.8 BILLION people and India 2.5; these two countries account for over 50% of the world's population. The US does not even have 400 million people.

Instead of complaining about having to push one for English y oprima dos por espanol, methinks your fear should be held for the day we have to push one for Mandarin.

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Mothers Are Breadwinners For Growing Share Of U.S. Families

Now all we have to do is manufacture artificial sperm and we won't need men either!!

What if the dad is a creep? Abusive, drunk, doper, incarcerated?

Why don't people watch women's hoops? Because it is not marketed? What about the women here in town working at Wally world for super low wages and at less than full time hours? Those are the women we're speaking of.

So why do people complain about welfare moms when the problem is dead beat dads? why not scream and squawk about them? Why do women receive the brunt of the welfare arguments?

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Mothers Are Breadwinners For Growing Share Of U.S. Families

There are quite a few reasons why the number of single moms continues to grow: 1) women are choosing freely not to wed. 2) marriage does not make a baby; sex does. 3) most assistance programs will DROP the family if the father is identified because the 'system' (from a long long time ago) assumes the male is employable. 4) Mothers are not 'on welfare'; the child is. In order for that child to collect, the MOM must be working. 5) Big box stores like Wal-mart will not hire women at full time hours so that they do not have to pay benefits BUT the stores get a TAX BREAK for hiring women who receive monies for children. 6) Even professional women still make far less than their male counter-part; women currently earn an average of .82 to every male dollar for the same work. To offer an extreme example, look at the money a WNBA player makes to what an NBA player does. 7) The restrictions and/or social pressure to NOT terminate a pregnancy, even when the mother knows she cannot handle a baby for one reason or another, hinders many. 8) Traditions that women should be in the kitchen or the bedroom and not outside the home. 9) Media sells everything using women as sex objects. 10) People complain that women have sex and become pregnant. It takes two to tango.

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Florida Court Debates What Jury Can Hear In Trayvon Martin Killing

Except that Z acted as if the neighborhood association asked him to be there; residents had not.

MRKIA has sight issues.

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 28, 2013

A couple of things: The rest of the US is not like Albany or SWGA. In the southwest, I am sure people are complaining abut the Mexicans, the folks in Washington State are complaining about the Canadians coming for 'cheap' gas and want an entrance fee assessed, in NY and New England, people complain about everyone! And nobody cares if you 'believe' or not.

Mal- (bad) nutrition often causes weight problems b/c the body doesn't work right. Obesity is not always a sign of over-eating; it is often a sign of the bad nutrition. Empty or non-nutritious calories are far cheaper than nutritious ones. The body shuts down and keeps the bad stuff to store as fat in a survival response. Sure, some people eat far too much but they are not in line for a phone; they are in line at all the buffets in this town.

If we learn from our parents, who learned from their parents, who learned from their parents for generations and the oldest generations had nothing, including an education, how are we supposed to learn this stuff?

Where did you learn your work ethic? To create a resume? To know what a resume is?

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 28, 2013

If the system did more than make a big circle to the mall and to DC, I would take it. All it needs to do is travel down G'ville to the Plantation, come down Old Dawson, turn onto Westover, left to G'ville, to Slappey, turn right, go to 234, come back up Westover and loop around.

The routes are not set up for commuters to save money; they are set up for people to go and spend money.

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 28, 2013

Do you think that maybe some of those folks were ex-Cooper, Merck, or Mars employees? Do you think perhaps it was the time of day? Or did the line appear three times as long every minute of every day?

Do you think Albany or SWGA is a model for the rest of the country?

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Squawk of the day - May 28, 2013

Just to leave you with some facts, SR2. Reagan started the program, the FCC is in charge of it, and 250 minutes is not a lot of time, just over 4 hours. If you have ever had a teenager, this is easily gone in one day. You may fiond it interesting or maddening that the gov't does not require the fee, the COMPANIES PAD YOUR BILL WITH THE FEE.

Ronald Reagan's government decided in the '80s to institute the Lifeline Assistance program. In 1996, Bill Clinton signed the Telecommunications Act into law, which offered either cell phones or land line services to low-income Americans. You can't get both.

Today, 38 states participate in the Lifeline program. If you live in one of those locales and your income is at or below 135 percent of the poverty line, or if you qualify for certain benefit programs like Medicaid and TANF, you can apply for a free cell phone that offers you 250 minutes of talk time per month.

From fcc.gov:

"All telecommunications service providers and certain other providers of telecommunications must contribute to the federal USF based on a percentage of their end-user telecommunications revenues. These companies include wireline telephone companies, wireless telephone companies, and certain Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers.

Some consumers may notice a “Universal Service” line item on their telephone bills. This line item appears when a company chooses to recover its USF contributions directly from its customers by billing them this charge. The FCC does not require this charge to be passed on to customers. Each company makes a business decision about whether and how to assess charges to recover its Universal Service costs."

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erudite 10 months, 3 weeks ago on Herald changing online commenting system

I never read SR2's posts as humorous; I find them scary. She insulted my mother at mother's day...very bad timing on SR's part. That is why I snapped back at you as well; a friend of my enemy is my enemy. That said, I do not have you in the same category as some others.

Apologies accepted. I thought erudiot was cute.

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