I might agree if the wife truly thought it was normal, but the wife's post on reddit paints a little different picture. She makes it clear that it's a recent slowdown and only temporary (well, temporary until this spreadsheet) due to the fact they just bought a house that they are renovating on top of her work laying… » 7/18/14 4:51pm 7/18/14 4:51pm

"I grew up in the streets" does not mean, "I grew up in a mostly white, middle class neighborhood with a stable two parent household that put me through one of the better private schools in the city and I could see a street in every single one of those places." » 7/18/14 3:07pm 7/18/14 3:07pm

Uh, no. Rainbow papaya was NOT done through traditional plant breeding techniques. It's a transgenic variety created by taking some of the ringspot virus genes and inserting them into the papaya to act as a sort of inoculation. Attempts developing immunity through traditional crossbreeding all failed. Rainbow… » 7/16/14 1:25pm 7/16/14 1:25pm

He's glossing over the fact that this story took place in 2008. So I'm not sure why he's quoting the 2014 price for a 2003 car. A 2009 C class has probably lost about 60% of it's value in 2014, so that's probably the same for the woman in the story. She wouldn't have received only $5k for it, she would have… » 7/11/14 2:16pm 7/11/14 2:16pm

Just because you're not employed in your field of study doesn't mean you're underemployed. I know lots of people who aren't underemployed but aren't employed in their field of study. Various types of liberal arts majors who got a job as a standard entry level office worker after college and worked their way up from… » 7/03/14 3:45pm 7/03/14 3:45pm

No, there needs to be a deliberate attempt at handling the ball for there to be a handball violation. Generally, if you're not moving your hands towards the ball and aren't leaving them outstretched to create an obstacle, the referee isn't going to have a problem with it. Especially from a relatively short distance… » 7/02/14 3:52pm 7/02/14 3:52pm

How on earth does that do anything to help solve the problem of cars speeding up and rear ending each other in an attempt to make the light? If anything, it makes it MORE likely since the wait between green lights will be longer, making drivers more impatient. » 7/01/14 7:12pm 7/01/14 7:12pm

Left wing sociologists trying to desperately pretend why it's not really racism when black folks do it. That said, I don't think this girl in particular is racist nor what she did was really that racist - just a dumb thing for a student body president to do. » 7/01/14 1:58pm 7/01/14 1:58pm

This. Stumbled upon a big game hunting show on TV. In this case they were killing elephants. Drive up in a jeep, guide walks you over to where the elephant herd is hanging out, the "hunter" pulls out his gun as the elephants just sort of look at him, then you shoot them in the head from about 20 yards away. It… » 7/01/14 10:50am 7/01/14 10:50am