ThisGuy
this-guy
Aug 4
1

Meh they were good but Gomez and Morticia Addams still top the list

Aug 4
16

I guess I’m going to die on the hill that is pointing out that net worth is not the same thing as wages as we know it, and Bezos/etc made billions because the companies they own have gone up in value. Stock vs flow, etc, etc, etc.

Aug 4
8

Check the 1950's and tell me they pay enough taxes. Also, man, if being forced to pay is robbery, I’m being stolen from constantly. I don’t want to pay for the defense budget. It’s absurd. The military is stealing my money.

Aug 4
7

Nationalized health care can’t be fixed by one person.  It’s utterly deluded to think otherwise.  Rich people should be taxed more to pay for that.  Period.  Hard stop.

Aug 4
3

Hard pass on becoming a socialist. I’ll just be a CEO and make bank instead. I hear they don’t really do anything, so how hard can it be?

Aug 4
7

If a successful CEO’s salary bothers a person so much, the solution is not for that person to convert to Socialism. Instead that person should strive and work toward becoming a successful CEO them self! Will it be difficult, hell yes! But that is what is great about our nation. Anyone can fulfill their own dream if Read more

Aug 4
9

Yeah it doesn’t upset me because I didn’t create a company like Amazon and Jeff Bezos is a huge owner of an incredibly successful business. Not only could I not do that, I wouldn’t want to put in the amount of work he has put in. Also, just because Bezos and other CEOs make a lot of money doesn’t mean I cannot also Read more

Aug 4
19

How does the salary or net worth of some rich guy who has no idea who I am affect my earning potential? Are there any other personal factors of mine that I could work on & change that would have more direct effect on my earning potential? If either of those questions piss you off, perhaps you might consider getting Read more

Aug 4
29

Thanks for your question—you make a good point, and I should have elaborated. Good journalists write about people with disabilities the same way they write about anybody else: by writing ABOUT them. For example, “Benjatrix is 36 years old and lives with his parents. He enjoys watching TV and playing with his dog. Read more

Aug 4
19

Apparently there’s a misallocation of irony in this country. I’m up to my sternum in it (anti-maskers chanting “My body, my choice” and Covid-positive Louie Gohmert petulantly stating that his health care is between him and his doctor). Yet some of the viewers of this deeply ironic cartoon are clueless.

Aug 4
39

Hello fellow journalist! Please don’t use this construction or similar in the future: “Joshua has the mental development of an elementary school-aged boy.” Read more

Aug 4
13

This isn’t “a controversial autism treatment.” This is poisoning and child abuse. Whenever people want to “cure” part of your identity, there is often shady shit happening with respect to human rights. Manytreatments”for autism are abusive like witholding food to get the desired behavior. Let people be different and Read more

Aug 4
14

That very much may have been the intention! But my issue is that it is listed, uncritically, alongside “treatments” that are functionally indistinct from not doing anything at all. It’s weird and I think very misleading. It would be like saying “they tried everything to treat the cancer. They thought about birds, they Read more

Aug 4
29

Risperdal is, as far as I know, the only FDA approved drug for autism. We have not gone that route, but at least its a real medicine and not a cleaning product.  

Aug 4
32

Risperidone is a treatment for autism! This is not an off-label use, it’s a very helpful medication which helps people with autism sort through and ignore stimuli that otherwise make it very difficult to focus their attention or manage emotions.

Aug 4
39

I’m still early on in the article, but I strenuously object to listing Risperdal alongside elimination diets and superfoods. Yes, the class of medications that risperidone belongs to is called “antipsychotics,” but that does NOT mean that he was being mistreated for an unrelated illness. Risperidone is often Read more