Is this Poland Ohio or Poland under German occupation in 1940? I can hear the battle cry now... "Apartments don't kill people, people who live in apartments do."
Perhaps Mr. Pagan can explain what he is REALLY trying to say when he said "change the dynamic of Poland" while humming "Deutschland Uber Alles."
June 24, 2009 at 8:13 a.m.
The throwing back the ball custom was stolen from the Cubs, much like making bad off-season acquisitions. I'd keep the ball and throw away the team.
June 12, 2009 at 11:02 a.m.
Stan... a suggestion... a little less time getting suckered in by charged comments regarding topics that really don't matter, and a little more time actually contributing to the productivity of society.
June 12, 2009 at 8:55 a.m.
"Normal" people working "normal" jobs pay hundreds of dollars a month for health insurance, and there are co-pays on top of that. The unions have been sitting fat and driving up the cost of cars to such an extent that each car has more money allocated for salary and benefits than steel. That is a sad imbalance.
To all of you, on both sides, make the concessions or watch the company disappear forever. Which is better... a job with compromise (essentially swinging the pendulum back center) or no job at all. Have some perspective and some sense of what history has shown.
While you're at it, go back to 1900 and look at how many of the Top 100 American companies are still around, then ask yourself if folks back then acted the same way you are...
I feel no sympathy for the overpaid union worker or executive, because, ultimately, I as the consumer pay for it all... or I can take my business elsewhere. I haven't bought American in 20 years and have no qualms about it. Arguments like "unionforever" just give me even more reason to stay away.
May 28, 2009 at 8:40 a.m.
Honestly, I have never seen an area that points its fingers at the other person so much. There is no blame, so stop looking for it. Again, this is a simple case of supply and demand. Read Adam Smith's "Wealth Of Nations." This concept is nothing new. Economies expand and contract, both at the micro and the macro level. That translates into job gains and losses, etc. When businesses over-extend, closures happen.
Stop with the blame and read some economics books.
May 27, 2009 at 8:22 a.m.
Speed is the least of all distractions these days. An extra 5mph doesn't have the same impact on traffic flow, safety or any other "look at me I'm scared" reason... as people who are now texting while driving.
I agree with anderson above, an idiot will be an idiot no matter how fast the speed limit dictates.
May 26, 2009 at 1 p.m.
Actually, it's all just supply and demand. Simple economics. Populations shift and businesses shift with them or close. They are no different than how Pep Boys, Lowes and others trim areas of little return in order to shore up their core.
Doesn't anyone read Adam Smith anymore... ?
May 15, 2009 at 8:50 a.m.
That 2-shot Derringer-style gun in the picture could've gone for more than $50 at auction. That's a cool collectable.
I agree with gmann. Maybe it's time to arm the citizens and go after the thugs?
May 14, 2009 at 8:10 a.m.
It's not about politics; it's about $$. It always is. Politics are just an excuse to give the appearance of doing something for a pet cause. Yeah!
Reality is more like this: The USA has no issue doing business with China. Last time I checked, they were a communist regime...
May 11, 2009 at 12:09 p.m.
Love the spin on the headline. Immediately... lets go for the negative.
CNN: "Starting Monday, it cost more to mail"AP: "Stamp price goes up to 44 cents today"
Stop the victim mentality. It's just a stamp. If you don't like using stamps, start doing more on-line.
May 11, 2009 at 10:22 a.m.