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Jul 19th 2012 3:59PM Actually, watch the news, especially during rain/snow/Rush hour...YOU may know how to drive responsibly in those conditions, the problem is the other ### drivers on the road don't. Most people "think" they know how to drive better than others, especially the "idiots" who are in their way,because they have "never" been in an accident, until the day they are....
I agree with Doug, follow the european model, charge hundreds for a license, and lose it if certain conditions (like DUI) are met.
Dec 9th 2010 8:15AM There is only one problem with these vids, except for the second one, none of them really classifies as a ninja. Ninja don't exist anyway, and anyone who tells you they are one definately isn't
Jul 2nd 2010 2:13AM After watching the movie, I was surprised at the number of people of all races in it. Aangs teacher is black, not asian, The Earth Benders are asian, most of the people in the film are not white, and the People of the southern water tribe, and the northern too all appear to be mainly white(as if related to the norse). Remember folks, Airbender was created in America, for american audiences, Aang may be asian, but he was drawn pretty caucasian. As were the original Zuko(who becomes a hero later)and a few others. Heck, the true villian, Zuko's sister looked to be played by a caucasian. Claims of "white-washing" and racism are uncalled for. Honestly, the people crying "racism" are probably also the ones who go into a busy restaurant and claim they were ignored because of race, nd not because the server was overwhelmed.
May 10th 2010 1:05AM Ummm, Wolverines real name is Logan, thats all, anything else is non-canonical. Heck, the person who created wolverine has said the origin is simply a possibility.
As for hulk...one of the things explored in both movies was that his love for Betsy helps him control his emotional state as hulk.The feelings transcend the anger(in fact, her getting him worked up emotionally triggers his change too)
Apr 25th 2010 2:38AM Hmmm, a traditionally white role going to a black actor, or any other race besides white? I guess no one remembers "Guess Who", or any number of other recent remakes that recast half the cast. I agree, the term "racist" gets tossed about as easily as "I love you" demeaning it. Is it racist for a white to go to a traditionally black church? Or an african american to go to a white church?
As for the asians forming a group to show thier anger...wouldn't they then have to stop making films (particularly animated ones) with white characters in japanese locations? This has even crossed over to their live movies, with "americanized"characters popping up everywhere.
I am not certain, but I am pretty sure the history I read on Temujin, the club footed leader of a small tribe, said his mother was a russian woman, captured by his father, who was more bloodthirsty than her husband. A white woman, who saw her son as the greatest leader of his peoples, despite his disability.He died of a heart attack @ 70, but was in otherwise perfect health. Considering he was disabled, maybe we should be looking for someone with a disability too?
The only racism in this thread is the stuff people bring to it with them. And if you want real racism, try reading up on the catholic irish in this country's history :D
Jul 19th 2009 2:40PM Ok, everyone is talking about GREED, lets look at a different type of it. When min. wage goes up, so do the taxes those making it pay. So, the government is actually lining there own pockets with this move. Now for the reality check. Most businesses, small, large, and otherwise, will put a pay freeze in effect. This means no raises for those who make more than min. wage. Imagine you have worked for a company for a while and gone from starting pay to @$8 an hour. The new guy you have to train is now making $.75 less than you, and will probably see a pay raise before you do. So your hard work to get higher pay was worthless. Lets not forget those who cuyrently make @ the new min. wage, who won't be getting a raise. So, now we have millions more who are suddenly back to having minimum wage jobs. Meanwhile, the union jobs all get a 10.7% increase, because its in there contracts, which means the recently bailed out auto companies will need more money to keep them open.
Also, what about tipped employees? Do they get a raise? Fed min wage for them is 2.13 an hour. less than half the current min. wage. Now they have to make $5 an hour in tips to make minimum, which isn't as easy as it sounds.
Oh, and yes, I did work at a place where I started at just above minimum wage, after 3 years of hard work, they raised it and I was making a quarter more than the people I was training. How fair is that?
Nov 12th 2008 5:20AM On the subject of tipping...yes, once again someone broaches That subject. If you go to a sit down restaurant, actually, yes, a tip is expected. A servers actual job is merely to get you the food you order, everything else is called service. No, we don't have to talk to you(better servers know when you don't want us talking to you beyond the order) No, we actually don't have to come back and offer refuills, or even to see if what you ordered is correct. The tip pays for that attentiveness. Anything beyond the base tip of 10-15% is what a server earns. I was taught that if you sit down in a restaurant, even for coffee, a tip is expected, why do people argue this? Would you go to the mechanic not expecting a bill? Would you go to starbucks and not expect your hot coffee hot?(and speaking thereof, I have seen people tip coffee baristas better than a good server.) Leaving no tip, or a poor one, is like saying that the server, especially one who is good, didn't do a good job. When I see people tip poorly, I have to wonder what was wrong with the meal, or service. Its especially hard to understand after they tell you what a fantastic job you did do. Heck, I once saw a teacher explain to mentally handicapped children about tipping. Yet people still complain about something that is commonplace.
I saw mention of taxation and losing money, and an example of a $70 check. According to the government, you just left that server a $7 tip, and that is what they are charging tax on. So, if a customer leaves a $3 tip on a $70 meal, then the server is taxed for $4 more of income, whether they made it or not.
Sep 25th 2008 3:57PM A, you asked who set the tip standard to 20%, How about the business owners who, to save a bit of money, have decided that Hosts, bartenders, and buspeople are "tipped" jobs. A lot of restaurants make the servers share their tips with these people, which means the $1.50 you tipped your server could mean a whopping $.50 tip. As for the social outlet comment, I think the people they meant are the ones whom, an hour after their plates have been cleared,who haven't wanted refills for the last 30 minutes, sit there chatting away. I take it then, you must be the type who goes to a club to talk? Not just to drink and dance?
Sep 25th 2008 3:00PM I would like to respond to the comment about servers getting a "real" job. What constitutes a "real" job? Working 40+ hours a week? some servers do that.Opportunities for advancement? One of my managers is a former server. Money? I have known several servers who made 500+ a week working only 4 days. I know a woman who sent 2 kids to college working as a server.
Kari, go work as a server for a month, see if you can actually do the job. Heck, anyone who hasn't been a server should spend one month doing it, just to see how hard it truly is. Being a construction labborer would be easy compared to what servers go through. Sitting in an office, you get hours to work on one project, waiting tables, you have minutes to get multiple projects done.
Sep 25th 2008 2:40PM Actually, I liked the parts about How people treat servers(as beneath them) and about tipping. Don't like to tip, blame the federal government. They have set "tipped" employee wages at 2.13 an hour, even with the new minimum wage we only get 2.13 an hour(some companies pay more, but not much). Also, some restaurants(especially higher class ones) make the servers share their tips, with as many as 3 other people, and those people get paid what the server does. Remember that when you drop $1 on the table.
My biggest pet peeve is with people with sepeate tickets. One person drops a decent tip, and one of the other people picks up that tip, and leaves a smaller one....In effect, stealing money from both me and their friend! Servers remember good tippers folks, as well as bad ones.Ever notice some people get better service than others? That might be part of it.....