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For women, asking for raise is damned if you do and if you don't
Wed Nov 27, 2013
In reply to: Evil Business Owner #4.5 Many women choose not to have children. Contraception is the choice. Just because men can't biologically have children doesn't mean women have to accept second-rate citizen status because we can.
First-grader writes letter to senator: 'All we do is work...I need a break'
Thu Nov 21, 2013
I feel her pain. Watching my own kids is heartbreaking--my third-grader has 5-6 worksheets every night (reading, history, science, and math), on top of spelling. It takes her hours. My middle-schooler is doing 4-6 hours every night, and at least 10-12 hours every weekend. It' …
Why Johnny can't write, and why employers are mad
Mon Nov 11, 2013
While I will not dispute much of what you have said, I will take issue with a couple of points. Phonics was never intended to be a "magic bullet", but an aid. It is a very effective aid for many students, especially those with dyslexia. Without phonics intervention, many students w …
Obama rallies Virginia Democrats for McAuliffe
Sun Nov 3, 2013
You are so right. I do live in Virginia, and thousands of people were not paid for the two and a half weeks the government was shut down--not the civil servants, who were paid--the thousands of people who work for small businesses that rely on the federal government, and lost a half-month's pay.
Marriage as a 'luxury good': The class divide in who gets married and divorced
Fri Oct 25, 2013
I suspect it has a lot to do with the fact that the more educated people are, the more likely they will have a stable job and work schedule. Most folks I know without a college degree work very hard to make ends meet, and I suspect the long hours, both spouses working, and constant financial s …
As Washington bickers, Main Street slashes holiday spending plans
Wed Oct 16, 2013
In reply to: cmrosti #14 That couldn't be less true. Ask Lockheed employees, or any one of the thousands of employees from corporations dependent upon the government in some way or another how much back pay they'll be getting after the shutdown. There are many employees all over the US w …
Not everyone loves Pope Francis: Conservative Catholics voice concern over 'revolutionary' message
Tue Oct 15, 2013
I can imagine the priests driving the $60k cars are having issues, but I think it may be their conscience they're having the most problems with. On the flip side, many disenfranchised Catholics are coming back, or at least not openly disparaging the church.
As U.S. struggles with health reform, the Amish go their own way
Sun Oct 6, 2013
Man, that was nasty, Ballerina. I grew up in a community with Amish people, but was not Amish. There are plenty of people living in Maryland, Delaware, and Pennsylvania who are surrounded by Amish and Mennonite families--these are not gated communities. My neighbors were all Amish …
House unanimously approves back pay for 800,000 furloughed federal workers
Sat Oct 5, 2013
1SGFitzsWife4ID-- You don't know why we're keeping "non-essential" federal workers? My dad was a civil engineer employed by the state for many years. When we had snow storms he was one of the workers told to stay home because he was 'nonessential'.
Search for Idaho hiker hampered as government shutdown enters day two
Wed Oct 2, 2013
Except that the bases are closed and you'd have to climb barbed wire fences. Also, they took our laptops and cell phones, so that we can't work from home.
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