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Bob Johnson 22 4 years 17 weeks ago
#1

I think everyone should know that J. Walter Thompson, Ford Motor's advertising agency, in New York,is preparing to out source jobs to India. As we speak, observers are learning the jobs of anyone who is a paper pusher, accounting jobs. Those jobs will be sent to India as soon as the next fiscal quarter. Although it hs being kept hush hush, it h has spread Lincoln Division's agency in Detroit, at Team Detroit.
http://www.teamdetroit.com/

While the CEO has recently told Team Detroit employees that there were going to do some off shore work, they do not understand that the Indian person who is watching them work, will be taking their job from them. These are decent paying pasitions within Team Detroit. These people will be laid off or fired as soon as the observers as soon as they learn those jobs. We should let Alan Mulally know that this is not acceptable

Gary Ricablanca 4 years 17 weeks ago
#2

I've heard much jocularity and understandable scorn for the Republican Clown Show from my fellow Liberals. But I haven't heard enough concern about the fact that no matter how unpopular the Republican candidates might be. Or how obviously toxic their policies are. They will be the ones who COUNT THE VOTES in the majority of States, due in fact, to 29 million of "us" who voted for Barack Obama staying home in 2010, because we were "disappointed"! Now if we even can vote they may not be counted! I'd like to hear Thom start to bring this up among his fellow Liberal talk show hosts, including those on MSNBC.

Worried in Long Beach

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mathboy 4 years 17 weeks ago
#3

Why should Vermont wait until the U.S. Supreme Court announces its decision on ObamaCare before putting their own health insurance system in place? If SCOTUS strikes ObamaCare down, it will be on the basis of what the federal government is allowed to do, but state governments supposedly have stronger rights to govern. The only things the states can't do are the things the U.S. Constitution says explicitly that they can't do, mostly making war and regulating trade.

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mathboy 4 years 17 weeks ago
#4

Okay, I know I defended Rick Santorum when he seemed to say "black people's lives", but I can't interpret "nig-" as anything but bad.

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Greg Kramer 4 years 17 weeks ago
#5

Thom, Your brief comment on the March 30 show about Total Energy was disingenuous. The Macondo spill was caused primarily caused by BP's lackadaisical on site oversight and short cutting normal safety prodical when cementing a rig. The leak in the North Sea has yet to be determined. The amount of barrels released by Macondo to the Total leak is simialr to comparing bathtub water capacity to a thimble.

Since you spout very frequently that you read the Financial Times if you had indeed read their coverage on this leak that Scotland has jurisdiction you'd realize this. The Scots are also commenting with equanimity about the leak.

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