@ithinklam: It’s not just a Democrat issue. Both Democrats and Republicans are in a state of “Do not care”. At least, they don’t care beyond the ballot box. This crap effects everyone on a daily basis and most of them only care to take part during 1 day of the year. That’s a huge problem.
 August 20, 2016 at 6:26pm
I don’t trust Trump on this. I don’t trust anyone that says “we have to take care of them” when asked what Americans will do without the ACA. If he doesn’t know beyond “well, we have to take care of them”, then I don’t trust anything that comes out of him because he’ll simply “compromise” until the free market approach is gone.
What will Americans do without health insurance? Their community will help them out. Charities, churches, and neighbors will all help them out.
So sorry (not sorry), but I don’t trust Trump or any of them on actual reform. Nobody really wants to reform the system because it would mean less control. They all like having control.
 August 4, 2016 at 12:36pm
“On the contrary, the safe return of U.S. citizens to neutral Switzerland was widely viewed as a victory for international diplomacy and U.S. foreign policy. ”
LOL. If it’s an exchange of money for citizens, how is it a victory? How is it a victory for “diplomacy”? A payoff is only a victory for the captors. They get millions and now they know you’ll pay.
We aren’t just reliving the 1930s. We’re reliving the 1800s, when Adams was paying off the Barbari Pirates (Muslims) in order to release US citizens.
 August 1, 2016 at 7:43pm
“Playing any games in a memorial or a grave site is highly disrespectful and should be banned.”
Any game? Including chess or checkers? So let’s just take away a few freedoms because it’s a veterans park?
The very thing these men fought for, freedom, you are essentially arguing should be taken away. Think about that.
Just go to the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington and speak above a whisper. You will be told to have respect or leave and it will be enforced. Freedom, to do whatever you want whenever you want, without any respect for anyone else, is not what veterans fought for. There is a certain respect and responsibility of exercising your freedom that needs to be honored or regulations will be changed to limit your ability to exercise your "freedoms." Try not baking a cake for a gay couple.
[-2] August 1, 2016 at 7:42pm
And he fell hook, line, and sinker right into it.
 August 1, 2016 at 7:41pm
“So if two people come into the park, set up a table and play checkers or chess, is that disrespectful?”
If the city gets their way, it’ll be illegal. The ordinance would ban “gaming” in the park.
Gotta hand it to that veteran though. He showed them. Act a certain way and you can get fascism implemented at your park.
Would that include little girls playing hopscotch? I hope someone has a video when swat teams swoop down on them for breaking the city ordnance.
 August 1, 2016 at 7:39pm
I doubt very much they bothered to go online and fill out the form. Some of these veterans seem to think it’s easier to just take matters into their own hands and deny people the very freedoms they fought to protect. They seem to have no problem with certain freedoms being taken away since at least then “they’ll show some respect”.
No sir, they won’t show you any respect. As long as the pokestop or gym or whatever it is remains, they’ll keep playing, they’ll just hide it better. When someone with a clue fills out the form and gets it removed, then they’ll just stop showing up, but they still won’t have your respect because you acted like an idiot when it was most important. Next time state your case civilly, brush off the sarcasm, and tell them why you’d like it if they wouldn’t play the game there.
 August 1, 2016 at 7:36pm
LOL. They’re going to try to ban “gaming” at the park? Yeah, good luck with that. Are they planning to have police roam the park during the day to make sure no one is gaming too? Going to ask every person with a smartphone if they can see what you’re doing?
The veteran fought for freedom. Maybe he’ll be successful in getting fascism implemented at the VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK instead. But at least everyone will respect the veterans now, right? /sarc (or maybe they’ll just be better at hiding it).
After they ban playing in parks, they might also go for a ban on swimming in swimming pools, and then get rid of that nuisance racing on race tracks.
 July 15, 2016 at 7:27pm
Language barrier? Um, no. He said the customers felt uncomfortable. The only “language barrier” is the guy answering the phone kept saying “ok” to angry customers. Chinese people tend to say “ok” as an acknowledgement that they’ve heard you, not that they understand you. I’ve experienced this at work with the vietnamese and chinese guys. They’ll tell you “ok” but if they don’t tell you “it’s working”, all they’re doing is acknowledging that they heard you say something.
The reality is that he got a lot of backlash and is now backtracking. The people acting like racist ******** need a lesson in manners. I don’t care if he did tell the police he didn’t want them coming back, that’s no reason to call someone up and act like a jerk. Protest the restaurant. Tell all your friends not to go there. But there’s no reason to call him up and act like a racist.
The poor guy probably didn’t think it would go beyond his little community. In fact, it probably wouldn’t have except for the Internet.
FYI, I’ve been the white guy in many chinese establishments. When I’m not with my wife (she’s Taiwanese), I feel very uncomfortable. When she’s around and speaking to them in Chinese, I’m fine. Maybe she has Chinese privilege :-P
Funny. I have been the "Only White Guy" in an Asian Restaurant many times. I never felt uncomfortable. I DID have a basic understanding of Korean people and Language. Japanese as well, but not as good. Chinese was difficult but still worked out. Having served overseas in Asia was an advantage, no doubt. It was a crash course, that's for sure.
Amazing just how far an attempt to talk, along with being polite to other people will go. I would hope that next time, the offended customers will try to talk with the very people that are there to protect them.
Perhaps you might try to learn a bit more Taiwanese. It can't hurt. It is difficult even if you are immersed in the situation, but it is VERY INTERESTING. Especially when you know they are insulting you while they think you have no idea. When they realize that you know, then they start to respect you..
[-1] July 14, 2016 at 4:16pm
He built it from the ground up. He wrote the code and Eduardo Saverin provided the funding. Initial employees were hired based on competing in events.
Did he steal the idea? Yes, yes he did. Did he steal any code? Nope. Everything he wrote was from scratch and the beginnings were all written by him.
June 29, 2016 at 5:42pm
@Rosech: “Which means parents should NEVER ever give them allowances to waste.” And how exactly does one prevent a kid of this age from spending the allowance on something wasteful? You either give them an allowance or you don’t. Once they’re old enough, it’s pretty difficult to keep them from spending it on frivolous things. I’m sure you even purchased things that your parents thought were frivolous at the time.
June 28, 2016 at 1:42pm
So basically, we should be mad that people are making money? Don’t buy that candy because someone else is making money on it. Newsflash: whoever made the candy already made some money on it.
If you don’t want to buy it, don’t buy it. So what if someone else is sending kids door to door selling candy? How is it any different from Girl Scouts (I notice the article even mentions them and tries to say they’re different)? Yeah, the difference is that the Girl Scouts puts a lot more controls on how those girls are allowed to sale. No door to door typically. No online sales. You can only go to specific locations. That doesn’t teach kids how to sell, that teaches them how to follow orders.
Do you really think the GSA organization doesn’t take their cut from Girl Scout cookies? Of course they do! But it’s accepted because it’s “Girl Scouts”.
June 28, 2016 at 1:37pm
“She’s probably irritated that street vendors are allowed in CA without question, kids selling candy (from where??), but for her to sell anything she would have to be permitted, licensed, and pay tax.”
Only if she wanted to follow the rules. Nothing, and I do mean nothing except an old lady like her, could stop her from buying a bunch of candy bars from somewhere and then selling them at a table to raise money for whatever. She could even say “I don’t have much money, I’m trying to raise money to buy gifts for my grandkids”. Is it true? Who cares. The point is, she could do it. Would she be able to sell much? Probably not because she’s not a kid. She could easily sale crafts though because that’s what old lady’s do: they sale crafts. And only another busy body would bother asking her if she had a permit to sell her crafts.
 June 28, 2016 at 1:30pm
Who cares? Really, who cares? Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t.
Not everything is a con. Not everything is a crime waiting to happen. People are so afraid of their own shadow now that they see a crime in everything.
Again I say, who cares? If it turns out to be true, then the guy can go on social media and tell everyone he knows to watch out for this kid and the old lady. The con ends quickly.
 June 28, 2016 at 1:25pm
Some Target stores do have signs up saying solicitors are not welcome. It’s probably up to each store. My local Target use to have a lot of them outside every Sunday (start of the sale, lots of foot traffic). I rarely see them now, though I don’t go shopping at brick-and-mortar stores outside of Costco very much.
 June 28, 2016 at 1:24pm
No kidding. I live here and thought to myself “I bet this was in California” as I clicked the story. Of course it is! Sadly, this is the norm even if people don’t say it in public. I use to be on a FB group where people would constantly say “Oh, make sure you ask them for their permit!”. That mostly involved door to door sales, but I put it into the same category. Who cares if they don’t have a permit! People use that as a way of chasing people away. Geez, just say “no thank you” and move on.
i did post no soliciting signs and the town has ordinance if you have sign they can be fined. i tell adults off but kids selling for school or team i say nothing. but we do have problems with unlicensed which don't care about but uninsured contractors which if they get hurt homeowners get sued. and preachers i have the religion im comfortable with so yours is yours i do not want to hear about
June 23, 2016 at 7:53pm
No, it’s not useful at all. It put me in alignment with Trump with either Rand Paul or Ted Cruz second. Why do I say it’s not useful? Because all the places it aligned me with Trump were issues where he said certain things. I’m sorry, but I’ve learned from watching Donald speak that you can’t believe anything he says because he’ll change his mind in the very next breath. So what he said on a particular issue is completely irrelevant.
So yeah, that site is a near complete waste.
June 22, 2016 at 3:01pm
That would’ve been better if the bra had been a different size and color each time. It’s pretty obvious that the bra is just tied up inside the hankerchief. The girls aren’t even shocked by it.
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 June 22, 2016 at 2:58pm
I was once involved in a slight of hand trick. The “magician” literally removed the watch from the guys arm and he didn’t even notice. The art of distraction. I was watching the guys hand the whole time because I had to wait for the watch to be handed to me. Then, I almost forgot to put it on and “act surprised”. When he did it, I was shocked that the guy didn’t notice. He pulled off his watch, lowered his hand, and simply handed it to me behind his back.
Pretty interesting stuff and quite entertaining.
June 22, 2016 at 2:56pm
It’s psychological. If you watch “Penn & Teller’s: Fool Us”, that’s the kind of trick that Penn likes the most because it involves using your mind and not just slight of hand.