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TSA inspector indicted on child-pornography count

Just think how many children this pervert got to feel up at the airport as a TSA agent. The TSA is nothing but bullies that get off harassing people anyway.

February 5, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Boxer Jermain Taylor charged in discharge of weapon

JT is just using Bernard Hopkins as a role model. Plans on making a comeback in his 40's after he does 20.

January 19, 2015 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Whirlpool’s 1,000 layoffs just tip of iceberg

I'd say the Union Workers at Whirlpool had just as much a role in the plant closing as anything. Google them wanting to strike in 2002 and holding "corporate america" hostage versus making some concessions which might have kept the jobs in Ft. Smith. So I'd say thank you also to the union thugs that had a hand in running Whirlpool out of town.

June 17, 2012 at 9:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fort Smith Whirlpool plant to close in June

Inquire.... i applaude you for your conservative lifestyle. I do think, that by your own admission, you see things through a narrow set of spectacles. We are entering a new age. For the 1st time in US history, more people are taking out of the system then are putting in. Look at the riots in Greece. Look how the austerity measures in Spain are affecting our markets. Open your eyes and look at your next door neighbor collect WIC/Foodstamps and Welfare while you work 40 hours per weeks to provide an HONEST living for your family. Our current administration is preaching CLASS WARFARE. At some point, all will have to choose sides. Make no mistakes, those who have chosen to work 40 hours a week providing for their family will be standing on the other side of an "occupy" line saying that they are OWED your 40 hour work week so that they can live off of you. The working class will OWE it to those who choose not to work. At some point, a line will be drawn in the sand........ You can't borrow money, if you don't intend to pay off your debt. Look at Greece today....

April 30, 2012 at 8:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fort Smith Whirlpool plant to close in June

inquire... Check Whirlpool's finanicial portfolio. US is a mature market. Everyone already owns a dishwasher. Majority of their sales are south/central america and Asia. We need strong leadership in Washington to protect our jobs and put the US in a position to export our products to those who are buying. The US consumer does not care ONE bit about where a product is manufactured as long as it's $1 cheaper. On another note, do some traveling. The average Mexican citizen does not live in a cardboard box under a bridge. They live as middle class American's did 40 years ago. They don't have to have a 2 cars and a TV in every room. They don't need a wage to keep up with the Jones'. Finally come off the executive is the evil white guy in a penthouse on the 50th floor. Executive pay is a supply and demand thing just like every other worker. Ultimately you and I or any stock holder in the company has a final say as far as executive compensation within a company. If my 401K returns 15%, then pay the guy what he's worth. There's simple answer to all of our problems in America: Every American male, roll off of it in the morning and put in 40 hours a week to take care of your family. Most males in America won't do this.

April 30, 2012 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fort Smith Whirlpool plant to close in June

That's not true. Quite a bit of manufacturing coming to the south where it's "right to work". The US worker is more productive and produces a better quality product. Manufacturers have adjust to a global economy. Unions prevent this from happening. With rising health care/benefit costs and the old model of pension for life, manufacturers can't compete unless they can adjust. Problem is convincing someone that the job at a lesser rate of pay is better then no job at all. This is especially true in today's welfare/food stamp society where you are rewarded for not working at all.

April 30, 2012 at 4:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Fort Smith Whirlpool plant to close in June

It wasn't that long ago in 2002 when the Union threatened to strike over a new contract. It's hard to compete when your workers are choking the company over every dime. Probabaly could use those dues that you paid over the past 10 years in a few months.

April 30, 2012 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )