That is one sad story, sadly it's a story many Americans have lived through in the last few years, while too big to fail who caused this mess, conveniently got bailed out with our tax dollars.
But the idea of a kindergartener walking "four to eight blocks" alone? Crossing streets? Turning corners? Even though I suspect I did it myself, I can't get my head around it.
I know what you mean. I bet in CA child services will be all over that too.
It's a different world we live in today. 30 years ago you could do anything, but that was before the nanny state grew and society decided to over protect every single person from themselves.
For starters they should remove property taxes on main residences. It's just highway robbery to pay fed tax, state tax, property tax, and every other kind of fee out there for government to spend on their excesses.
I think retirement is something that is going away. I reckon even our generation will work till we drop.
This is so silly. Uber is a few more crimes away from disappearing - or a big insurance claim away from disappearing.
What do you think Allstate and State Farm are going to do when an Uber Driver causes a massive 10-car pile up with fatalities and permanent injuries? Pay millions out because the Uber Driver Joe Blow had a $150/month, typical non-commercial car insurance coverage on their 2008 Altima? Hell no.
I'm pretty sure their drivers signed away any rights to anything, and are solely responsible for their driving and their car.
Screwing American workers is what this Republican legislation is all about.
To make everyone use less water, even people in places where it rains ever other day.
I'm pretty sure the goal is to make all our lives more miserable in some way or another.
Will the system automatically cut off hot water after 5 minutes and just start spewing ice cubes at the offender? I know our government and their priorities.
Can't get economy fixed, or foster a system that does not revolve around monopolies, but they can sure beat you down on your water usage.
I agree that the big culprit is Agriculture not residential. But I hope that we don't suggest that it absolves residential users of being aware and conservative, since in the end they as voters should give a s$%t about limited resources.
My husband and I were just talking about water loss today because we have a landlord that after about 2 requests from us over 6 years refuses to fix a constantly leaking tub faucet. Not a drip-drip, but a flow. It's constant. How many other units have similar problems? Perhaps our absentee landlord (sure as shit they are not thinking about CA water problems) doesn't want to pay for a new fixture and labor when in fact they can just pass on the water costs to the renters.
Today we decided to test how much our leaky tub faucet loses in volume. Our big 50 L baby bath tub is there to catch it for the next 8 hours until I get home from work.
FYI. You can actually call department of permits and they'll come inspect the problem. What they'll do is, they'll come and inspect it. Then they'll tell landlord to fix it. If he doesn't, they'll fix it themselves and send the bill to landlord. Typically if landlords don't want to overplay, they'll comply very fast.
http://lahd.lacity.org/lahdinternet/CodeEnforcement/tabid/327/language/en-US/Default.aspx - there is a phone on that page to call. It'll piss off the landlord, but it'll get him off his ass to do something about it.
Sure, cut down how much water agriculture uses by growing vegetables and grapes in a fricken desert, cut down how much water is allowed to be taken up by companies who package and resell it. And shortages will end pretty quickly. CA is a desert, people need to use water.
With more water plants it'll probably be better too, I think Jerry promised to create an initiative to create more water desalination factories.
It's just business, they'll have to figure out how to sell to this generation of customers. My perception is that Carls Jr. is kicking their butt 7 days a week with the $6 burger.
It's a messed up world we live in.
Bugs Bunny makes sense all of a sudden.
Another cat fight.
You could say.....If she can't control her husband's dick, how can she control the country?
Is there anyone who can control Bill's dick? And realistically none of us really want to know anyway...
Jokes aside, don't think it'll be an issue in the election. I'm not likely to vote in 2016 anyway yet, don't see anyone who looks like a leader that can help move this nation forward economically.
Since when is speaking truth equates to racism? Yes some Congressmen who are black want to spend money on welfare for other blacks. That's not racist to point it out. It's not like RP went on and called everyone an N word and then went on to lynch a black man just to prove a point. Come on people!
She's got it made.
Problem is with the owners, not the dogs.
Isn't that against the law, to release spying viruses against American citizens? That really conflicts with the "Search and Seizures" 4th amendment.
In our system if robots take our jobs, we'll all starve to death while top 0.00001% who own all the robots will claim to be the holy job creators for whom we should all be thankful for.
Sounds like she is getting rid of middle managers there.
Without real vision and leadership, that's all the company can do. Just like our country with our current congress and white house.
"The ports management says its contract offer would raise union wages 14% over five years, along with benefits and work guarantees. It contends current average full-time wages are $147,000 per year. The union says longshore workers earn good benefits and hourly wages but are limited in the hours of work available. It says an experienced longshore worker earns $83,000 a year."
Evidently they already get full-boat health insurance with no co-pays/co-ins. I don't have an innate hatred of unions, but I won't weep for these guys either.
I think most people feel that way.
I'll miss him. He is one funny guy.
If it pays crap and doesn't help your career, it's a mediocre job. My first "starting" job was programming for IBM. That helped my career and was one of several jobs that allowed me to pay for college and graduate with little debt that I paid off within three months.
Aren't you special. Funny how you liberals arrogantly do exact same thing you accuse republicans of doing.
It's lower then low. It's abysmal.