You're underestimating the power of irrational thought. These people are patriots and unquestionably American...until they speak out...then they're traitors. I support these veterans who are brave enough to speak out, but don't be surprised if you find some mudslinging to them because of it. Even to...Jump to post
I can admire certain tattoos. A very detailed sleeve with colors or an abstract tribal design. But tattooing names or brands or logos...WHY? I remember a guy with the Nike logo on his calf and a bowling pin on the other. Where they are placed also determines if I find them tasteful or not. Anything ...Jump to post
It seems to me the finger stick Is more painful than the arm stick. Depending on where in the finger they do it. One nurse did it close to where the nail rests on the finger and I saw galaxies for a moment. When I first attempted to donate, I grew so nervous because of the prick that when they took...Jump to post
Thanks for the detailed info, I used to think I was afraid of needles but I managed to have a blood test last month with no pain and I’ve got two tattoos so maybe I need to stop being a chicken shit and just donate. Honestly, I think a tattoo would hurt more. With this, it's just one pierce and, pr...Jump to post
That's fine, but most of the police reforms involve cutting the budget. Hence why the wording needs to be considered. The first thing anyone will think of when you say "defund" is that it's the opposite of "fund", which means take away money (how much? we don't know; some are ev...Jump to post
It is the same type of needle for having a standard blood test? If so you might have finally convinced me to do it myself. It's longer and thicker (aka cannula), but in reality, the only discomfort comes from leaving your arm in a position for very long. You'll still feel the same pierce on the vei...Jump to post
I wouldn't be surprised if "Defund the police" is SJW talk for "look how much I support your cause". That being said, if you have to explain what "defund" means, you've lost the argument. Saying "Reform the police" is more broad than "Defund" and all...Jump to post
I would, but unfortunately, the FDA still has a thing against gay men giving blood (though they're perfectly OK with promiscuous individuals so long as it's not MSM) and while they've lowered the restrictions from life deferment to 12 months to 3 months (COVID) after having any kind of sexual contac...Jump to post
Well, while Trump and Company continue to spin their wheels (I mean, the GOP has been promising a great healthcare plan since 2009), states slowly adopt Medicaid expansion (OK did so last month, and MO did it last night)...so guess the ACA will be the interim healthcare system. If Democrats can make...Jump to post
In what I think to be a major upset, Cori has defeated the 50+ year clay dynasty in the MO-01 race for congress and will likely be the winner of the seat since it is one of the most liberal districts in the country. While Clay is very far left, Bush ran on the fact that she is more liberal, but mor...Jump to post
Bringing back from the dead...it's crunch time in KS. One of the most recent polls had Kobach running 3 points behind Marshall with lots of undecideds. The lack of a Trump endorsement is seen by many as tacit support for Kobach, especially when it's been reported that Cruz was on AF1 with Trump on t...Jump to post
I fell for a couple of Instagram ads. Never again. I still received my items, but they fail to tell you they're being shipped from Thailand or China and it takes weeks of processing, followed by more weeks of transit, and then a few more for hand off to USPS for final delivery. The first one I paid ...Jump to post
We bought a Fire tablet for our kid, it's the most laggy, slow, crash-prone tablet I've ever used... I have an old generation Fire 8. I THINK that, because I installed the Google Play store and installed a few Android apps, it's slowed down significantly. I figured the newer generations address thi...Jump to post
Arizona Representative Raul Grijalva has tested positive for COVID-19 as a precaution after being with Texas Republicsn Representative Louie Gohmert, who also tested positive. The way this is phrased sounds like Rep. Grijalva purposely gave himself a positive result so that he could enact certain p...Jump to post
petertenthije wrote:stratosphere wrote:Herman Cain was very smart man who made a stupid mistake but you can't blame him.
Only thing you can count on, is that the party of personal responsibility will find a way to blame the democrats and the MSM.
Not to hijack the thread, but would anyone recommend getting a Fire tablet just for Kindle and streaming? I saw that Amazon was selling the tablets at a steep discount (not anymore though), and was considering getting one and just use the iPad for general social media and/or other items that require...Jump to post
Linda Lingle is a different breed of Republicans and Hawaii isn't exactly the place where you'd go looking for any of them. There are a total of 6 Republicans in the Hawaiian Legislature (5 in the House and 1 in the Senate) and Duke Aiona is likely the only Republican with statewide recognition. The...Jump to post
NIKV69 wrote:Again not sure why Trump hire smart beltway people like Newt and listened to them. Jared is a tool. As is his kids. Except of course Ivanka.
brilondon wrote:SCOTUS has no jurisdiction over the EU. They can so whatever they feel is necessary to control the PANDEMIC.
But even with tips, across the country, especially in areas without a highly competitive, active restaurant trade, servers struggle to maintain an average income of minimum wage week after week. And it is hard physical labor. Not sitting around in front of a computer. You say you disagree, but then...Jump to post
Of course, all of this "election delay" nonsense is just Trump's way of deflecting the spotlight away from the biggest drop in American GDP in history, on his watch. You do realize that other presidents didn’t have a Covid-19 pandemic, don’t you? I seem to recall one that had a flu outbre...Jump to post
not sure why people are tearing Herman Cain apart. Why tear this man apart for attending this rally, he may have gotten it there or somewhere else. It's impossible to tell since the coronavirus is airborne. We are all at risk. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EeL0u9XXYAAQvet.jpg He purposely stated he w...Jump to post
I'm beyond that point. Good riddance to anyone who gets COVID because they decided to NOT listen to the experts. It's one thing if you follow all the steps to prevent the spread or catching it; it's another when you purposely ignore experts' advice (for whatever reason). If you're told not to play ...Jump to post
Thank goodness that's only a power that Congress has, and with a divided Congress, I have a better chance at buying a new A380. Even IF the election is delayed, depending on how delayed it is, he may find out that he's no longer president. There's no such thing as staying on as president as a careta...Jump to post
Maybe NCL could pick up Seabourne and merge its operations with Regent.
I wonder if Cunard can be spun off as its own cruise holding company. Maybe they can also acquire a lower tier cruise line so that Cunard becomes the high end line while giving a taste of Cunard service at the lower tier one.
I never wish ill health on anyone, but I am getting close because of these idiots who think they are more manly and preach their stupidity while causing other Idiots to emulate them. I'm beyond that point. Good riddance to anyone who gets COVID because they decided to to listen to the experts. It's...Jump to post
China doesn't have the upper hand at all, and never has. They may in the future... and this would be totally thanks to total US incompetence and self-sabotage over many decades. In an effort to place tariffs, farmers suddenly became involved and in need of bailouts...and even then, the tariffs stil...Jump to post
Unfortunately Biden is going to have to work hard to restore trust with foreign nations after the damage Trump has done. If Biden were an outsider like Trump, he'd definitely have his work cut out for him. Given that he's well known by allies, my guess is that IF elected, he'll try to create tighte...Jump to post
Probably return to the status quo prior to Trump, where the US focuses on boosting alliances in the area without shooting itself in the foot. No matter what, you'll find MAGATS saying that we had to do something with China...what they fail to acknowledge is how China still had the upper hand. Put ta...Jump to post
First, I'm very much against the system that allows people to be paid much less than minimum wage because 'their tips will make up the difference'. I think that is a disgusting way to value the work of human beings. If you willingly take up the job, then it begs the questions as to whether you valu...Jump to post
I'm also of the opinion that if you're spending that much on dinner and wine you'll have enough to compensate the wait staff for their labour. Agreed, but there's no right or wrong answer here. Someone may go ahead and say that they'll tip for the entire bill, regardless. Someone else may say that ...Jump to post
In a good restaurant the waiters spend overtime learning about wines and taking sommelier courses. They help you pick the wine by getting to know you and your tastes and preferences, make you look like you know what you're doing, they uncork the wine and pour you a tasting to see if you'll accept t...Jump to post
It is best that President Trump not appear for any service or honor of Rep. Lewis. His presence would be very unwelcome due to his open racism, personal hate for Rep. Lewis' support of Impeachment, and would want to take the spotlight to himself. This is why I'm not really concerned about Trump not...Jump to post
That is the commonly accepted practice. Stiffing a waiter/waitress is a top 5 cultural faux pas. And most customers know they're getting dogshit wages and depend on tips. It's a terrible business practice. No waiter is capable of going so far above and beyond that it's worth 20% extra. Just pay the...Jump to post
based on what I've seen, the average American is not too gifted down there C'mon mate, you knew certain sacrifices would have to be made when you left Puerto Rico, aka "Schlong Island", to come mix with us mere mortals here on the mainland. No need to rub it in. That's the problem. For th...Jump to post
The advantage of tipping is that the the tip is not taxed. Therefore, the overall bill is cheaper. My big gripe is tipping “creep.” Sorry, but if I order a coffee at a counter service restaurant, I’m not leaving anything in the tip jar. The same people telling me to order carry out still expect me ...Jump to post
I do recall that there were complaints about some restaurants paying less than the minimum wage, on the assumption (?) tyhat staff would get tips on top. However, after several write ups in the national press, I think this as clamped down on. Some states have laws where restaurants are required to ...Jump to post
On a related note why is prevalent in America for items for sale in stores to only have the untaxed price on the label, and then when you go to pay they add on the taxes at the register? I haven’t seen that system in other country. When I take something off a store shelf I want to know the exact am...Jump to post
There's too much tipping. The whole point of tipping was to express gratitude for going above and beyond the normal call of duty. When I'm expected to throw on an extra 20% just because that is what's normal, that's not tipping - that's me having to pay the staff because the cheap ass owner won't. ...Jump to post
One is because a girl I used to date didn't like any hair below the neck on guys she was dating. It's interesting how YOU have to change for her, but she didn't. If I ever met someone who said "can you shave? I don't like body hair", I'd dump them right there. If I manscape, it's for myse...Jump to post
I may be well on my way to become Twitter famous. Someone tweeted that "restaurant staff hates you for coming in and they have every right to feel that way". I replied that "with that kind of attitude, I am right to feel like I shouldn't tip them". And Twitter got to work with a ...Jump to post
I still put my money on Harris. She checks all the boxes that a traditional campaign will want: young, diverse, and experienced. Duckworth is another that I think is worth keeping an eye out (if not Harris, then definitely her). Plus she has the military credentials to back her up. Many others like ...Jump to post
Unless there is serious unrest or economic depression, I don't see gold surging to $4000. If the Great Recession didn't do it, it will take a Great Depression 2.0 and maybe a prolonged stagnation period to get close to that...or a sudden nuclear war.Jump to post
Back in 1986 when the 747-400 was still under development Boeing studied a ULH 747 called the 747-500 that could be able to fly up to 8,700 nmi (16,000 km), which would allow airlines to fly routes such as LHR-SYD, JFK-SYD, EWR-SIN and LAX-SIN and would have been the 777-8X of its time and could ha...Jump to post