The government doesn't "value" you at any amount. It's just a reflection that the government now sees your household income as being much higher than it was before. Which it probably is. Since we have a progressive income tax structure, households with higher incomes pay a greater percentage of their income in taxes. The … » 4/03/14 11:50am 4/03/14 11:50am

German firms most certainly lay people off. What you're talking about only happens at places where they are realistically expecting a bounce back. In other words, manufacturing firms went to part-time work during the start of the financial crisis because there was nothing wrong with their underlying business - it was… » 4/03/14 11:33am 4/03/14 11:33am

Had a job at an amusement park growing up and they were religious about clocking in/out, breaks, etc. Not allowed on the grounds unless you were clocked in, otherwise it was an official reprimand. Same with after clocking out unless you changed out of your work outfit (changed your shirt, basically). Breaks were… » 4/01/14 10:36pm 4/01/14 10:36pm

That's bullshit. The left lane is for passing, not cruising around at exactly the speed limit completely oblivious to anything around you and forcing people who want to get around you to pass on the right. All of that said, this guy's a tool. Tailgating just makes things worse. » 3/28/14 9:23am 3/28/14 9:23am

I don't think you actually understand what corporate personhood is or what it does. If anything, corporate personhood is the only thing that will prevent Hobby Lobby from winning. Without corporate personhood, then the business is inherently the same as the owner and it's open and shut. Because it is technically a… » 3/25/14 4:47pm 3/25/14 4:47pm

I'm not sure why you would think they'd have no federal debt. Assuming this was a peaceful secession with both sides agreeing to it, the south would obviously have to take its share of the debt. Either via agreeing to pay its share of the service costs on current debt for the next 30 years or, more realistically (as… » 3/21/14 2:01pm 3/21/14 2:01pm

If you were willing to pay more for an extra 3" you'd just upgrade to their Premium Economy seat. Since most people aren't willing, they correctly assume that the average customer will always choose price over comfort. » 3/13/14 3:01pm 3/13/14 3:01pm

Succeeding as a developmental league is a much different statement than saying they're as good. Nobody will argue that MLS is not succeeding as a developmental league. AAA is succeeding as a developmental league too, but nobody's going to say that the very best AAA team would do anything except come in a very distant… » 3/07/14 10:20pm 3/07/14 10:20pm

Yep. And every single one of these people getting on their high horse to revel in the schadenfreude would have done the exact same thing when they were a college freshman. But that would require some personal honesty and reflection to admit instead of just indulging in some easy recreational outrage. » 3/07/14 2:33pm 3/07/14 2:33pm

Just one of the weird Jalop boners. Must get excited over the Martini livery, even though it's nothing special aesthetically, just like you must get excited over underpowered diesels or make any sportscar a shooting break/wagon. » 3/07/14 11:04am 3/07/14 11:04am

Of course, Russian was not banned. It simply is no longer an official language. In other words, it has the same status as Russia gives the languages of ethnic minorities in its own country. I'll also point out that Svoboda controls no major portfolios in the government - those are mainly held by Yatsenyuk's party and… » 3/03/14 5:15pm 3/03/14 5:15pm

I hate to break it to you but their job is not to listen to some celebrity non-expert make a speech with no informative content. Seth Rogen was there for public consumption and to bring public attention. I mean, really, are you under the impression that these Senators are unaware that Alzheimer's is a terrible disease… » 2/28/14 10:43am 2/28/14 10:43am