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Dec 21st 2012 3:50PM It is pointless to try to get any discussion about gun control onto AOL message boards. The Radical Right has targeted this comments area, as it targets all other comments areas on RadRite subjects, and launches coordinated attacks, using the exact same "talking points" to flood all such comments areas, in a contemptible attempt to make it seem, falsely, that their extremist agenda is the voice of the people. It may well be that half or 3/4 of the "individuals" posting here on the Radical Right side are fake, and a much smaller group of people throw up this smokescreen of extremist propaganda. AOL has got to do a better job of screening out the people who pop up under multiple ID's, as by using IP addresses to filter out phonies.
Jan 24th 2011 5:45PM How dare you start a video playing while we are just trying to read some text? And a BRITISH ACCENT to sell an American product to AMERICANS, to boot! I am VERY offended.
Dec 27th 2010 4:05PM The bulk of movies today are about things that could not possibly happen, and are antihuman, filled with sado-masochistic graffic violence. Vampires, witches, wizards, the undead -- what has HAPPENED to this country? Only children could believe in such crap, but the movies are unfit for children to see because of sadistic violence and deviant sex. Is everybody who makes movies out of their minds? Who wants to see such madness? And all the BRITISH ACCENTS! Who wants to hear that hideous noise?
Dec 8th 2010 5:42PM WHY is the type in this webpage GRAY? It is hard to read. There is no justification for type that is both tiny and lite gray. Fix this: solid, larger, BLACK type.
Dec 2nd 2010 10:06PM I did not suggest that other people do not read these articles, only that AMERICA Online should not link to articles that do not give U.S. equivalents. The author/editor agreed that showing both measures was useful, and added that information (which someone didn't realize until after he posted a reproach to me about something that wasn't in the article when I made my initial comment. It's always a good idea to read comments before adding your own, esp. if there are only a few. Since the author/editor agreed and made the change, why is anyone disagreeing? Tho resentment outsiders may wish it otherwise, the United States IS the center of the modern world, and everyone knows it, even people in tiny, insignificant countries where they address people as "mate". The issue is that it is RUDE to speak to anyone in terms you KNOW he doesn't understand, like speaking a foreign language right in the presence of someone you know doesn't understand it. As for drugs, most people don't use drugs, except maybe for an aspirin or ibuprofen; and comparing a tiny pill to 7 ounces is not possible for human beings to do simply by heft. The CIA World Factbook, paid for by U.S. taxpayers, uses only metric measures. Its funding should be ended. When 300 million people in the world's greatest economic, military, and cultural power in the history of the world do not use metric, it behooves anyone who wishes to reach those 300 million people to speak to them in English and U.S. traditional measures. If you wish NOT to talk to us, by all means talk among yourselves, but AOL should not direct Americans' attention to your conversation.
Sep 13th 2010 10:56AM What fantasy world do you live in where destructive, antisocial people do not break glass DELIBERATELY, and careless children do not drop bottles onto surfaces where they might shatter? Disgraceful ad hominem attacks on a total stranger, accusing a hardworking stranger of being lazy, are inexcusable. Trash is thrown out of moving vehicles on city streets, country roads, and interstate highways -- and you KNOW that "littering" is a major social problem in parks and other public places, but pretend it isn't. As for whoever asked about glass breaking on grass, the fact is that there are often STONES and sidewalks near grass, and when glass shatters upon falling, shards BOUNCE everywhere. If some antisocial brat or drunk throws a bottle against a wall deliberately to smash it, the shards fly everywhere, including onto any grass nearby. There are hundreds of trillions of pieces of broken glass across this country from the era when most beverage containers and some vegetable containers were glass; and there are still beverages being packaged in glass, from beer to liquor and wine, plus pasta sauces. INEVITABLY some of that gets broken, be it from a bag breaking, an inconsiderate person leaving it in the street where cars run over it, or because some antisocial loser, sober or drunk, deliberately breaks it. I do not understand why some people are so eager for a fite that they deny the obvious truth and smear people who point it out. Essentially all the plastics used for beverage containers are recyclable (and a significant portion of this country now has curbside recycling), lite, and incapable of being shattered. So if some moron drops a plastic bottle on a road, and a car runs over it, it is crushed but remains ONE piece of litter to be picked up easily, not 150 pieces of broken glass, including some so small that people cannot pick them up. Then a dog out on a walk steps on one of those needle-sharp, tiny shards, it gets into its paw, the dog is in pain, and the puncture may become infected. Small children fall onto broken glass and get injured, possibly scarred for life. A child who falls onto a crushed plastic bottle isn't injured. But no, you pretend there are NO problems with glass. You know better, we know better. Stop wasting everybody's time with your provocateur nonsense. My participation in this discussion is over. I have no more time to waste on gadflies who just like to provoke discord, basically for some sort of twisted 'fun'. Contrary to the smear by some fool, I am a very busy man, and I do in FACT clean up trash not just on my own frontage but also on parts of my neighbors' frontage.
Sep 12th 2010 11:27PM People who pooh-pooh the idea that broken glass on roads, sidewalks, parks, vacant lots, etc., is a serious matter haven't a clue as to the massiveness of the problem. "Clean it up"? Oh, yeah, each and every one of us is going to carry a puncture-proof receptable, broom, and dustpan, take 5 minutes to 3 hours to clean up our surroundings, and haul pounds and pounds of broken glass from public parks. And how, exactly, do you sweep up tiny shards fof glass from grass? Moreover, glass is hugely heavier than plastic, so at every step, with glass containers, the transportation energy costs are higher: higher from where the raw materials are gathered to the factory where the containers are made; higher from the container factory to the bottling plant; from the bottling plant to the store; from the store to the home; from the home to the recycling center; from the recycling center to the recycling plant. That is not environmentally friendly, but mad.
Sep 12th 2010 8:25PM Glass beverage containers are an EXTREMELY bad idea. Invariably some are smashed on streets, on sidewalks, in parks, etc., and produce far more dangerous litter than plastic bottles. What on EARTH is Whole Foods thinking? Most plastics are recyclable nowadays. Switching to glass is INSANE, and should be banned by government -- if not by the Federal Government, then by state and/or local governments.
Jul 7th 2010 7:01PM Fraudulent fees should be BANNED, not tolerated. It doesn't matter if people read the fine print, if ALL the competitors are charging illicit fees. Forbid the fees, period. And if the companies try to charge them despite the law, arrest the executives, lash them to a pole, and FLOG them one lash for each violation. That would KILL them, and the practice would INSTANTLY stop all across the industry, as every single executive not yet flogged to death CHANGES the terms of the card and STOPS charging illegitimate fees. Very quick and simple fix. The people are not powerless. No executive can defy an enraged populace.
Jul 6th 2010 8:23PM What on Earth is wrong with you people, JOKING about someone DYING? You need to be beaten to death. Perhaps as you are about to expire you will realize that there is NOTHING funny about death.