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|2 weeks 6 days ago||I've had a samsung 47" LCD||
I've had a samsung 47" LCD HDTV for the past few years and loved it. It's not heavy on the features, but the picture quality is great, and I've had no problems. It was about $750 in 2011 so I would assume its likely much less than that now.
But if I was buying today, I'd reach for a Samsung LED, as the contrast on those is excellent
|4 weeks 2 days ago||He's finally going to camp wisconsin|
|14 weeks 17 hours ago||It's pretty common for snow||
It's pretty common for snow to be on the ground here by then.
It's gonna be a pleasant experience sitting on those bleachers in 25 degrees.
|21 weeks 6 days ago||I'd heard these were to be||
I'd heard these were to be worn for brooklyn games (New York Yankee Pinstripes), but Adidas didn't have them ready in time.
No link, just word I hear.
|22 weeks 5 days ago||The only point I really see||
The only point I really see to her article is one that I think resonates with many: the term "middle class' no longer truly refers to a specific class of people, but moreso a set of ideals and worldview.
Political and economic discussions in the US don't revolve around the poor or rich (at least primarily): they revolve around the "middle class" and "small business owner". We want to be viewed as self-supporting and hard working, but not out-of-touch and above others.
it doesn't surprise me at all that the author referred to herself as middle class. Growing up in a household that made a similar claim, which I now find to be absurd (moreso than the author's claim), walking around and claiming that we were "rich" would have made us outliers. Claiming to be a member of the middle class makes you a part of the collective and resonates with other people who want to be viewed similarly.
My point is is that when we're talking about economic class, we might as well throw away the term "middle class". Because having groups of very poor, "middle", and very rich tells us very little about how our society functions.
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Maryland because I have||
Maryland because I have friends in DC to stay with.
Minnesota because its about 2 miles from my place.
|25 weeks 21 hours ago||Agree with you there that||
Agree with you there that based on what we know, it would seem that a salary adjustment is in order. But its hard to see it coming now, since those who have donated have really stepped up and given this guy a car/insurance/whatnot already.
I've don't understand the idea of having a minimum wage be less than a livable wage. While there are circumstances where the following is not true, we're essentially saying that its ok to pay people less than what it takes for people to live on. What that number is I don't know, but it seems to me that it's falling short for many people.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||I'd have to imagine there are||
I'd have to imagine there are a large number of people working somewhere in between minimum wage and 12 an hour. Per the 2010 census, 19% of US households had an income of less than $25k. And on average, 2 people live in those households.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||What is the incentive for his||
What is the incentive for his employer to increase his wages on his own? You could make the argument that he could go look for other, higher paying work, but with what time?
Saying nice things about an employee costs a lot less than a raise.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||If you really want to||
If you really want to speculate, you could argue that he doesn't want to delve into the specifics of his financials with his coworkers based on that final statement.
He said, point blank, in the article that he can not afford to drive to work. What reason do you have to not believe him? Are you privy to something we're not?
I don't really get what you're gettimg at here. Maybe this guy could be doing some things different (but based on what we know I have no idea what they would be) but how does that refute the following:
1. The transportation situation, as it stands right now in Detroit, is atrocious.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||The occassional ride from a||
The occassional ride from a coworker on a random day of the week is not an option for a reasonable commute. Having a shift job requires you to have some form of routine, and I don't see how accepting a lift 2 days a week alleviates his problems.
I agree that we don't have all of his family details (other than that he lives with his girlfriend), and that assuming he doesn't support others, his income is about twice the poverty rate. But it doesn't change the fact that he can't afford to buy, maintain, and insure a car, and that no real alternatives to a car exist. His commute is an undue hardship upon him. And based on having one of those, its clear that salary is an issue in this case. Otherwise it seems to me he'd own a car and drive 30 minutes each way.
Again, I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt in that he doesn't live beyond his means (and based on the fact that he works or commutes 20 hours a day, I'd highly doubt he does). And if this is the case, there's no way that this is not a salary issue.
|25 weeks 1 day ago||It's hard to look at this||
It's hard to look at this man's story as true and say that all employers pay a decent wage. To me, a decent wage means being able to afford life's necessities and a measured amount of leisure expenses, including the cost or a reasonable commute. I don't think anyone here thinks that covering 20 miles in 4-6 hours is a reasonable commute.
In regards to the transit discussion above, has any research been done into providing some sort of auto insurance or car purchase tax credit? With the infrastructure in detroit so low to begin with, an income measured tax credit, similar to that for property tax in many states, may be a way to kickstart transportation solutions. I have no idea what this would cost compared to alternatives, but seeing that mass transit requires a large, comprehensive network to function properly, it could be an attractive option to get moving faster.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Agree with you in hindsight||
Agree with you in hindsight that LSA to MAcc would have made more sense, and that moves could have been made that were more financially reasonable. My interest was largely in finding a corporate finance role entering Ross, and eventually going back for an MBA. I-Banking hours were too much for me and I never really had a strong interest in consulting. And then the recession hit and corporate finance jobs largely disappeared, even at Ross. I landed on my feet at a big 4 internship in tax, which meant a full time offer was waiting for me on the condition that I complete the MAcc (Ross doesn't even offer enough undergrad accounting classes to be licensed as a CPA). I now work in international tax and really enjoy what I do. Furthermore, I was able to transfer to another office when my fiancée was admitted to a PhD program, flexibility I wouldn't have necessarily had in I banking or consulting.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I'm a ross undergrad and MAcc||
I'm a ross undergrad and MAcc alum, and from what I recall the master in accounting program has an 80-90% big 4 placement rate. And that despite the fact that Ross doesn't have an undergraduate accounting program.
I can't speak to Northwestern or ND as I didn't go there, but Michigan has an excellent program in nearly everything, and on cost/prestige alone, it would be hard to pass up in state, with the exception of certain programs specifically (ie Journalism). I will say that from an alumni relations/connections standpoint, ND is equally as strong and would not discard it on those merits alone.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||Bolivia?||
EDIT: It would appear at least partially so.
|33 weeks 12 hours ago||This. Our bread and butter||
|33 weeks 3 days ago||Yep||
They made a lot of great shots, but it was unbelievable how easily they got to the basket. How many times can you remember us doing that?
At least this ISN'T football. This is easily recoverable....or a sign of things to come.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||I have maintained this year||
I have maintained this year that hoke should be fired as soon as michigan reaches 7 losses. But this has become unbearable. I see no gain by having him finish out the season.
|42 weeks 3 days ago||Once we get to 7 losses and a||
Once we get to 7 losses and a bowl is shot, the trigger will be pulled. No earlier.
|44 weeks 3 days ago||Pass that stuff this way man.||
Pass that stuff this way man.
|44 weeks 6 days ago||Follow up question...if a||
Follow up question...if a game is on ABC in your area, can you still get it on the watchespn app? Or does it get blacked out for ABC only?
|45 weeks 4 days ago||Best game on right now may be||
Best game on right now may be UVA Louisville. UVA just picked off the cards for first and 10 on the 15.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||You sure they aren't||
You sure they aren't referring to BYU vs Washington in that article?
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Considering this trend is||
Considering this trend is across the board and not just limited to Michigan, I can't agree more with this statement. I'm a 2010/2011 grad who sat thru the entire 2008 Northwestern game, but I know I'm in the minority.
For many if not most students, the tailgate is the event. And the game, if you make it, is often simply coming down either in blazing heat or wind and rain on metal bleachers, often while sitting in the 80th row. And while not showing up makes no sense to me, I respect that 40,000 other students may not share my opinion, and have a hard time believing that 20,000 are as passionate as I am.
What is the solution if you really want to increase overall attendance? We have enough demand for tickets (as long as the opponent is not Akron). A basketball-style system of claim periods in a capped student section might make things better. The students who really want to go will claim, while those who don't may not for fear of losing their ability to claim for the rest of the season. Will the students hate it? Yes. But I have a hard time believing that whatever system is created they will be happy.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||Question of the night:||
Did the beet make it for a live appearance?
|1 year 30 weeks ago||Hoke is clearly in over his||
Hoke is clearly in over his head. He can recruit, but has no ability to manage his coaching staff or Gameplan. I'm for consistency and giving more time in general, but it's hard to see someone so lost moving the program forward in the next 1-2 years.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Can someone get jameis||
Can someone get jameis Winston some glasses?
|1 year 38 weeks ago||1-3 We'll get lucky once.||
We'll get lucky once.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||HE GOT IT!!!||
HE GOT IT!!!
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Hail Mary time in lincoln||
Hail Mary time in lincoln