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Rotten Beef….What's Eating You?

  • Mar 8

    Self  Service is great. Especially when the person behind the counter doesn’t know what they are doing. That’s where proper training comes in handy.

    But, when all else fails, OUTSOURCE! Here is another way someone made money in America and put more than a few people out of a work at the same time!

  • Feb 8

    With what people post (publicly) online these days and how often they do it, it sort of seems like not many of them have too many brains. Just saying….

  • Jan 24

    When I heard that cursive writing was not going to be taught in the classroom anymore, I was so shocked! OK, so most communication today is done electronically. I still think there are going to be times when this generation that is sooned to be deprived of a good old fashioned education, will need to know how to write by hand. If cursive is done away with, how will future generations be able to sign legal documents or even autographs (for those that may become famous)? Priorities need to seriously be re-assessed.

     

  • Nov 1

    Well, as of this morning, your rotten scrooges got your wish! The city of  Tampa, Florida has made panhandling illegal 6 days a week. Some people say they wanted this ban passed for the ‘panhandler’s’ safety. Sure you did. Some say the city of Tampa is trying to clean up their image before the Republican National Convention makes it to town in August of 2012. THAT seems like a more likely scenario!

    Passing this ban certainly doesn’t resolve the homeless issue. There still is the same number of homeless people on the streets as there were on October 31st,   just not as visible.

    So do you feel better now you rotten scrooge bastards? Were they REALLY bothering you? I mean come on, just standing on the corner with a cardboard sign. Did it really physically pain you to see them? I’m not saying all were saints, but after being out of work for as long as I have been, I’ve been tempted to stand on the corner myself. Does that make ME a bum? HELL NO! I’ve just been out of work way too long and I’m sick of it!

    If it really bothers you people that much, quit your damn bitching and fix the problem! These people need jobs just as I do. Stop staring down your snobby noses from your BMW’s and your Mercedes and help America get back on it’s feet!

  • Aug 25

    What a hell of a way to start the day. An email and a phone call telling me there have been some strange charges appearing on my credit card. I log into my bank account and sure enough, someone has been shopping all over town at my expense! Trips to the grocery store, gas station and even Walmart! If you’re gonna steal my credit card, DON’T shop at a place I’d never go to like Walmart! If they are going to steal, why the hell can’t these scumbags steal from people who can afford it? Unemployed with no income at all and they have to take even more from me? I hope when you get caught, your cell mate takes your blanket!

  • Aug 21

    Nivea for Men has apologized for an ad in Esquire magazine that critics called racially insensitive.

    Hey all you whiney a-hole babies, grow the f up! this is only advertising. There are not ‘closet racists’ hiding in Corporate America! If I got offended every time I saw an advertisement aimed at red headed step children, jolly fat men, or people driving foreign cars I’d have no place to shop or nothing to buy. It’s like radio/TV, if you don’t like it, turn the dial. Now go dry your eyes you cry babies!

  • May 6

    Does anyone listen or even care about these Gazillionaire’s problems when the poor slobs of America can barely survive anymore?

  • Jul 25

    from Yahoo Finance

    The 22 statistics detailed here prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that the middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence in America.

    The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a staggering rate. Once upon a time, the United States had the largest and most prosperous middle class in the history of the world, but now that is changing at a blinding pace.

    So why are we witnessing such fundamental changes? Well, the globalism and “free trade” that our politicians and business leaders insisted would be so good for us have had some rather nasty side effects. It turns out that they didn’t tell us that the “global economy” would mean that middle class American workers would eventually have to directly compete for jobs with people on the other side of the world where there is no minimum wage and very few regulations. The big global corporations have greatly benefited by exploiting third world labor pools over the last several decades, but middle class American workers have increasingly found things to be very tough.

    Here are the statistics to prove it:

    83 percent of all U.S. stocks are in the hands of 1 percent of the people.
    61 percent of Americans “always or usually” live paycheck to paycheck, which was up from 49 percent in 2008 and 43 percent in 2007.
     66 percent of the income growth between 2001 and 2007 went to the top 1% of all Americans.
    36 percent of Americans say that they don’t contribute anything to retirement savings.
    A staggering 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved up for retirement.
    24 percent of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.
    Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008.
    Only the top 5 percent of U.S. households have earned enough additional income to match the rise in housing costs since 1975.
    For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.
    In 1950, the ratio of the average executive’s paycheck to the average worker’s paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.
    As of 2007, the bottom 80 percent of American households held about 7% of the liquid financial assets.
    The bottom 50 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nations wealth.
    Average Wall Street bonuses for 2009 were up 17 percent when compared with 2008.
    In the United States, the average federal worker now earns 60% MORE than the average worker in the private sector.
     The top 1 percent of U.S. households own nearly twice as much of America’s corporate wealth as they did just 15 years ago.
    In America today, the average time needed to find a job has risen to a record 35.2 weeks.
    More than 40 percent of Americans who actually are employed are now working in service jobs, which are often very low paying.
    For the first time in U.S. history, more than 40 million Americans are on food stamps, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that number will go up to 43 million Americans in 2011.
    This is what American workers now must compete against: in China a garment worker makes approximately 86 cents an hour and in Cambodia a garment worker makes approximately 22 cents an hour.
    Approximately 21 percent of all children in the United States are living below the poverty line in 2010 – the highest rate in 20 years.
    Despite the financial crisis, the number of millionaires in the United States rose a whopping 16 percent to 7.8 million in 2009.
    The top 10 percent of Americans now earn around 50 percent of our national income.

    Giant Sucking Sound

    The reality is that no matter how smart, how strong, how educated or how hard working American workers are, they just cannot compete with people who are desperate to put in 10 to 12 hour days at less than a dollar an hour on the other side of the world. After all, what corporation in their right mind is going to pay an American worker 10 times more (plus benefits) to do the same job? The world is fundamentally changing. Wealth and power are rapidly becoming concentrated at the top and the big global corporations are making massive amounts of money. Meanwhile, the American middle class is being systematically wiped out of existence as U.S. workers are slowly being merged into the new “global” labor pool.

    What do most Americans have to offer in the marketplace other than their labor? Not much. The truth is that most Americans are absolutely dependent on someone else giving them a job. But today, U.S. workers are “less attractive” than ever. Compared to the rest of the world, American workers are extremely expensive, and the government keeps passing more rules and regulations seemingly on a monthly basis that makes it even more difficult to conduct business in the United States.

    So corporations are moving operations out of the U.S. at breathtaking speed. Since the U.S. government does not penalize them for doing so, there really is no incentive for them to stay.

    What has developed is a situation where the people at the top are doing quite well, while most Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to make it. There are now about six unemployed Americans for every new job opening in the United States, and the number of “chronically unemployed” is absolutely soaring. There simply are not nearly enough jobs for everyone.

    Many of those who are able to get jobs are finding that they are making less money than they used to. In fact, an increasingly large percentage of Americans are working at low wage retail and service jobs.

    But you can’t raise a family on what you make flipping burgers at McDonald’s or on what you bring in from greeting customers down at the local Wal-Mart.

    The truth is that the middle class in America is dying — and once it is gone it will be incredibly difficult to rebuild.

  • Jul 2

    Paris Hilton detained in So. Africa for weed possession. Maybe she’ll offer them a part in her next movie for her release?

  • Feb 25

    I never realized White Trash media had a “sports dept let alone knew what sports was!

    These athletes worked hard to get where they are and are just enjoying the moment for as long as they can. Cant TMZ just get a life and stop trying to make people appear to be bad?