- Question:-Netflix stock plummets and Reed Hastings back peddles, will he stop being greedy?
I read the special letter from Reed Hastings CEO of Netflix...do you think he has learned anything? He's still raising the rates and complicated the system because of his greed by separating the services and our que choice!! He should have said "Some members will likely feel that we shouldn’t split the businesses, and that we shouldn’t rename our DVD by mail service. Our view is with this split of the businesses we'll make a TON of $$ at the expense of the ppl suffering in this eonomy!!"
Below is the Netflix letter:
What is your take on Netflix and the Reed Hastings letter?
Answer:-I've been a Netflix customer since 2005. Started with the 3 DVD package and kept it for many years. Recently downgraded my account to 1 disk & streaming to save money but still have entertainment. I lost my job 2 years ago and I have to look for way to cut the budget. My teens have always loved the streaming and used it too catch up on TV shows and watch some movies. The movie choices have never been great, but we could always count on the DVD's.
For all these years I have loved Netflix, raved about it and recommended it to many people. Well, the love affair is over. When they had their recent price increase I wasn't ready for a 60% price increase. So we decided to dump the streaming (subpar service) and keep the DVD. Well, with the arrogance and greed of Hastings, now I just want to dump Netflix completely. I can get movies at Redbox for $1 and streaming from Hulu Plus or Amazon. Netflix has opened my eyes and got me comparison shopping. I'll probably cancel by the end of the month.
- Question:-Is Reed Hastings a Christian?
He is the founder and creator of Netflix, is he a Christian though or an atheist, I think I found something about him being a Christian online.
Answer:-Hastings was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated high school in 1978 from the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His father was a lawyer who once served in the Nixon administration, serving as general counsel in the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. After high school, he spent a year selling Rainbow vacuum cleaners door to door.
Hastings majored in mathematics at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and won its mathematics department's Smyth Prize in 1981, and its Hammond Prize in 1983. Hastings received his bachelor's degree from the college in 1983
- Question:-HOLY BEANS REED HASTINGS PRESIDENT OF NETFLIX IS DEAD!!!!!?
He will be forever missed...
Answer:-What's next...Steve Jobs dying???
- Question:-Is Netflix CEO "Reed Hastings" his real name?
I mean...who has a name like that in reality? Is that a made-up name like some cheap porn flick guy from the 70's? What is that? Com'on...are you sure his parents weren't "Lovey" and "Thurston Howl III"?? SERIOUSLY...is that a fake pseudonym? Is his personality like his name? Completely out of touch with the real world...is that why he made this ridiculously huge increase in rates for us?
Answer:-Of course you wouldn't PHINEAS ARCHEBALD GARRISON IV.
Ans - Yes to both, Mr. Reed Hastings is his real name & yes, it's a pretentious name (especially if WILMOT is the 1st name) and he certainly is out of touch with how to treat the populace during this financially stressful time and obviously greed-based. No doubt with a name like that a silver spoon who wears his spiffy commodores cap sailing his yummy yacht.
- Question:-Why don't the rich just pay more taxes?
Reed Hastings wants a 50% tax on anything over a million. My questions is why does the Super Rich need the Government that they need to pay more. If these people believe that giving more to the Government is the way to go, why don't they just cut them a check? I'm sure the government wouldn't mind the extra money!
But some what the Government to tax them more. I'm all for lower taxes, but if the Rich want the government to have more why don't they just cut them a check. Nothing is stopping people who want to pay more to pay more.
Answer:-I understand what you're asking, even if some of the others here don't. You're not in favor of higher taxes for the rich, you want to know why the bigmouths who want higher taxes for the rich don't just voluntarily pay more.
It's a great question, and one that these liberal free spenders will never give a straight answer to. Because the real motive is not so much to raise more tax revenue. If they really wanted to do that, they would cut taxes, which has been shown time and time again to actually INCREASE revenue due to INCREASED business spending and investment - provided that the there is a corresponding check on government spending, which the liberals do not want. They are perfectly happy to fund their spending by saddling generations to come with borrowed money, ie more debt.
So why do they do it? Simple. It's called 'Playing the class envy card'. Get as many voters as possible to despise the wealthy - the people that actually take risks and produce and provide jobs - and blame THEM for all of the problems that are actually caused by liberals.
- Question:-which of these names are better?
It's kind of for a story. Please only pick one from each section.
Which last name goes better with the first name Andrew?
Which last name goes better with the first name Cassie? (Short for Cassaundra)
which of these names is better?
If you could suggest some last names that would be great. And some first names but none that will replace Andrew or Cassie.
Answer:-1 - Andrew Kingsley
2 - Cassie Knight
3 - Victoria Hale
Other Surnames - O'Brien, Williams, Moore, Smith, Walker, Wilson, Johnson, Davidson, Taylor.
Good Luck :D
- Question:-Did you ever think TAXES are great?
Have you ever though about the good aspects of taxes?
Recently, a group of misguided individuals decided to re-create the Boston Tea Party. Apparently these people are dissatisfied with Obama's tax policy. Now, mind you, we (the middle class the bottom 95%) just received a tax cut. The protesters claim to be protesting the vast government spending. The government is spending massive amounts of money but it is necessary, in order to keep the United States economy out of another Republican Depression! This lesson was learned from the first great depression. So what these Teabaggers as they are called, are protesting, I do not understand.
The irony in this is that the Boston Tea Party was actually in protest to a tax cut!! In the 1770's tea was very popular. The British East India company exported tea to the then colonies of North America. The British East India company was the most powerfull trans-national corporation in the world. The British government cut the East Indian's company taxes and they were able to provide tea at a reduced rate and they were going to under-cut the domestic merchants of tea. So the local's in the colonies protested by tossing the tea into the sea. In other words, the colonist were protesting the unfair domination by multi-national corporation of the industry. Today, these multi-national corporations are the ones organizing these "tea parties." In reality we need to be protesting the trans-national corporations and the very very wealthy. Also, the protester's in the 1770's were protesting taxation without representation which is a non-issue today because we all have our representatives in congress.
Ronald Reagan raised our taxes but I didn't see these people protest then. Ronald Reagan typically receives credit for dropping taxes which he did for the top 5% ( drop the tax rate from 71% to 39%.) But for the rest of us in the middle class he doubled our Social Security Tax.
Obama does plan to raise taxes but not on the middle class but rather on the top 5%. The protest was organized by such people as Newt Gingrich (FORMER Republican leader) which is known as a person who looks out for national corporations such as the oil companies and the very wealthy and Dick Armey, a known lobbyist. You see taxes are not our enemy. In fact taxes really don't matter at all to the middle class. If the taxes on the middle class increase then so will our wages. On the other hand if our taxes decrease so will our wages, because employers know what we are willing to work for. But taxes do matter to the top 5% because they do truly have more money if the government drops taxes. This is why the rich and corporations have waged war on taxes because they don't want to pay them.
On February 6, 2009, Reed Hasting the CEO of a publicly traded company asked Obama to raise his taxes in an OP-ED piece in the N.Y. Times. In his article Hastings mention the fact that the government and media have attempted to minimize executive pay by shaming executives or limiting the amount of compensation and executive can receive. He says that neither of them work and that raising taxes would be more effective. Hastings then points out the fact that because other companies are paying such huge compensation every company feels obligated to do so also, to attract talent. He says that the solution is to raise everyone's taxes to prevent this phenomenon. He also states that this problem exists with hedge fund managing, professional athletes, movie stars and venture capitalist.
I strongly agree with him. Taxes are a good thing. Taxes are what pays for things that we absolutely need such as courts, fire departments, infrastructure and police departments! Also, on the individual level if we get national health care it is worth having our taxes increased slightly because our health care system is broken. Our health care system sucks! It is not fair to have a CEO earns billions of dollars a year and deny people health insurance, coverage!
I know that it is easy to hate taxes you look at your check, income or tax bill and you say man that is a lot of money but think what am I getting for this, ,schools, the FDA, streets, courts, police etc etc etc. Additionally when government is well run you mind less. When government sucks it hurts more to pay. Also taxes stabilize the economy because it keeps people from acquiring massive amounts of wealth and prevents massive speculation in markets.
Our founding fathers fought against such accumulation of wealth because its is toxic to DEMOCRACY!!!!!
It's easy to demagogue the issue because you don't like paying but stop for a moment and think.
Answer:-taxes n death r the 2 things ur gauranteed
- Question:-Are you going to vote out your representative who voted yes on the bailout?
Class II - Senators Whose Terms of Service Expire in 2009
Collins (R-ME) Cornyn (R-TX)
Craig - Retiring (R-ID)
Domenici - Retiring (R-NM)
Hagel - Retiring (R-NE) Harkin (D-IA)
Pryor (D-AR) Reed (D-RI)
Warner - Retiring (R-VA)
Class III - Senators Whose Terms of Service Expire in 2011
Dodd (D-CT) Grassley (R-IA)
Martinez (R-FL) McCain (R-AZ)
Reid (D-NV) Salazar (D-CO)
Class I - Senators Whose Terms of Service Expire in 2013
Conrad (D-ND) Corker (R-TN)
Kyl (R-AZ) Lieberman (ID-CT)
Members of the House Who Voted Yes
Allen (D-FL) Retired
Bono Mack (R-CA)
Brown, Corrine (D-FL)
Cannon (R-UT) Retired
Cramer (D-AL) Retired
Cubin (R-WY) Retired
Davis (R-VA) Retired
Everett (R-AL) Retired
Ferguson (R-NJ) Retired
Fossella (R-NY) Foster (D-IL)
Lewis (R-KY) Retired
McCrery (R-La) Retired
Pallone (D-NJ) Pascrell (D-NJ)
Peterson (R-PA) Retired
Pryce (R-OH) Retired
Ramstad (R-MN) Retired
Regula (D-OH) Retired
Reynolds (R-NY) Retired
Saxton (R-NJ) Retired
- Question:-Can anyone find Obama's name in this list?
These were the people who voted against the authorized use of force in Iraq, I have looked over and over and I can't find Obama anyone see it?
Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii)
* Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico)
* Barbara Boxer (D-California)
* Robert Byrd (D-West Virginia)
* Lincoln Chaffee (R-Rhode Island)
* Kent Conrad (D-North Dakota)
* Jon Corzine (D-New Jersey)
* Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota)
* Dick Durbin (D-Illinois)
* Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin)
* Bob Graham (D-Florida)
* Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii)
* Jim Jeffords (I-Vermont)
* Ted Kennedy (D-Massachusetts)
* Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont)
* Carl Levin (D-Michigan)
* Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland)
* Patty Murray (D-Washington)
* Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island)
* Paul Sarbanes (D-Maryland)
* Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan)
* The late Paul Wellstone (D-Minnesota)
* Ron Wyden (D-Oregon)
Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) Tom Allen (D-Maine) Joe Baca (D-California) Brian Baird (D-Washington) John Baldacci (D-Maine, now governor of Maine) Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) Gresham Barrett (R-South Carolina) Xavier Becerra (D-California) Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) David Bonior (D-Michigan, retired from office) Robert Brady (D-Pennsylvania) Corinne Brown (D-Florida) Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio)
Lois Capps (D-California) Michael Capuano (D-Massachusetts) Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland) Julia Carson (D-Indiana) William Clay, Jr. (D-Missouri) Eva Clayton (D-North Carolina, retired from office) James Clyburn (D-South Carolina) Gary Condit (D-California, retired from office) John Conyers, Jr. (D-Michigan) Jerry Costello (D-Illinois) William Coyne (D-Pennsylvania, retired from office) Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland)
Susan Davis (D-California) Danny Davis (D-Illinois) Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) Bill Delahunt (D-Massachusetts) Rosa DeLauro (D-Connecticut) John Dingell (D-Michigan) Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) Mike Doyle (D-Pennsylvania) John Duncan, Jr. (R-Tennessee)
Anna Eshoo (D-California) Lane Evans (D-Illinois) Sam Farr (D-California) Chaka Fattah (D-Pennsylvania) Bob Filner (D-California) Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) Charles Gonzalez (D-Texas) Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois)
Alice Hastings (D-Florida) Earl Hilliard (D-Alabama, retired from office) Maurice Hinchey (D-New York) Ruben Hinojosa (D-Texas) Rush Holt (D-New Jersey) Mike Honda (D-California) Darlene Hooley (D-Oregon) John Hostettler (R-Indiana) Amo Houghton (R-New York, retired from office) Jay Inslee (D-Washington)
Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Illinois) Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-Texas) Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) Dale Kildee (D-Michigan) Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (D-Michigan) Jerry Kleczka (D-Wisconsin, retired from office) Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio)
John LaFalce (D-New York) James Langevin (D-Rhode Island) Rick Larsen (D-Washington) John Larson (D-Connecticut) Jim Leach (R-Iowa) Barbara Lee (D-California) Sandy Levin (D-Michigan) John Lewis (D-Georgia) Bill Lipinski (D-Illinois,retired from office) Zoe Lofgren (D-California)
James Maloney (D-Connecticut, retired from office) The late Robert Matsui (D-California) Karen McCarthy (D-Missouri, retired from office) Betty McCollum (D-Minnesota) Jim McDermott-D-Washington) Jim McGovern (D-Massachusetts) Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) Carrie Meek (D-Florida, retired from office) Gregory Meeks (D-New York) Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-California) George Miller (D-California) Alan Mollohan (D-West Virginia) Jim Moran (D-Virginia) Connie Morella (D-Maryland)
Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) Grace Napolitano (D-California) Richard Neal (D-Massachusetts) Jim Oberstar (D-Minnesota) David Obey (D-Wisconsin) John Olver (D-Massachusetts) Major Owens (D-New York)
Frank Pallone, Jr.
(D-New Jersey) Ed Pastor (D-Arizona) Ron Paul (R-Texas) Donald Payne (D-New Jersey) Nancy Pelosi (D-California) David Price (D-North Carolina) Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia) Charles Rangel (D-New York) Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) Lynn Rivers (D-Michigan, retired from office) Ciro Rodriguez (D-Texas, retired from office) Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-California) Bobby Rush (D-Illinois)
Martin Olav Sabo (D-Minnesota) Loretta Sanchez (D-California) Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) Thomas Sawyer (D-Ohio) Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) Jose Serrano (D-New York) Louise Slaughter (D-New York) Vic Snyder (D-Arkansas) Hilda Solis (D-California) Pete Stark (D-California) Ted Strickland (D-Ohio) Burt Stupak (Michigan)
Mike Thompson (D-California) Bennie Thompson (D-Mississippi) John Tierney (D-Massachusetts) Edolphus Towns (D-New York) Mark Udall (D-Colorado) Tom Udall (D-New Mexico)
Nydia Velaquez (D-New York) Pete Visclosky (D-Indiana) Maxine Waters (D-California) Diane Watson (D-California) Melvin Watt (D-North Carolina) Lynn Woolsey (D-California) David Wu (D-Oregon)
Alabama Rep Earl Hilliard
Arizona Rep Ed Pastor
Arkansas Rep Vic Snyder
California Sen Barbara Boxer- Rep Joe Baca- Rep Xavier Becerra- Rep Lois Capps- Rep Gary Condit- Rep Susan Davis- Rep Anna Eshoo- Rep Sam Farr- Rep Bob Filner- Rep Mike Honda- Rep Barbara Lee- Rep Zoe Lofgren- the late Rep Robert Matsui- Rep Juanita Millender-McDonald- Rep George Miller- Rep Grace Napolitano- Rep Nancy Pelosi- Rep Lucille Roybal-Allard- Rep Loretta Sanchez- Rep Hilda Solis- Rep Pete Stark- Rep Mike Thompson- Rep Maxine Waters- Rep Diane Watson- Rep Lynn Woolsey
Colorado Rep Diana DeGette- Rep Mark Udall
Connecticut Rep Rosa DeLaura- Rep John Larson- Rep James Maloney
Florida Sen Bob Graham- Rep Corinne Brown- Rep Alice Hastings- Rep Carrie Meek
Georgia Rep John Lewis- Rep Cynthia McKinney
Hawaii Sen Daniel Akaka- Sen Daniel Inouye- Rep Neil Abercrombie
Illinois Sen Dick Durbin- Rep Jerry Costello- Rep Danny Davis- Rep Lane Evans- Rep Luis Gutierrez Rep Jesse Jackson, Jr- Rep Bill Lipinski- Sen Bobby Rush- Rep Jan Schakowsky
Indiana Rep Julia Carson- Rep John Hostettler- Rep Pete Viscloskey
Iowa Rep Jim Leach
Maine Rep Tom Allen- Rep John Baldacci
Maryland Sen Barbara Mikulski- Sen Paul Sarbanes- Rep Benjamin Cardin- Rep Elijah Cummings- Rep Connie Morella
Massachusetts Sen Ted Kennedy- Rep Michael Capuano- Rep Bill Delahunt- Rep Barney Frank- Rep Jim McGovern- Rep Richard Neal- Rep John Olver- Rep John Tierney
Michigan Sen Carl Levin- Sen Debbie Stabenow- Rep David Bonior- Rep John Conyers, Jr- Rep John Dingell- Rep Dale Kildee- Rep Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick- Rep Sandy Levin- Rep Lynn Rivers- Rep Burt Stupak
Minnesota Sen Mark Dayton- the late Sen Paul Wellstone- Rep Betty McCollum- Rep Jim Oberstar- Rep Martin Olav Sabo
Mississippi Rep Bennie Thompson
Missouri Rep William Clay, Jr- Rep Karen McCarthy
New Jersey Sen Jon Corzine- Rep Rush Holt- Rep Robert Menendez- Rep Frank Pallone, Jr- Rep Donald Payne
New Mexico Sen Jeff Bingaman- Rep Tom Udall
New York Rep Maurice Hinchey- Rep Amo Houghton- Rep John LaFalce- Rep Gregory Meeks- Rep Jerrold Nadler- Rep Major Owens- Rep Charles Rangel- Rep Jose Serrano- Rep Louise Slaughter- Rep Edolphus Towns- Rep Nydia Velaquez
North Carolina Rep Eva Clayton- Rep David Price- Rep Melvin Watt
North Dakota Sen Kent Conrad
Ohio Rep Sharrod Brown- Rep Stephanie Tubbs Jones- Rep Marcy Kaptur- Rep Dennis Kucinich- Rep Thomas Sawyer- Rep Ted Strickland
Oregon Sen Ron Wyden- Rep Earl Blumenauer- Rep Peter DeFazio- Rep Darlene Hooley- Rep David Wu
Pennsylvania Rep Robert Brady- Rep William Coyne- Rep Mike Doyle- Rep Chaka Fattah
Rhode Island Sen Lincoln Chaffee- Sen Jack Reed- Rep James Langevin
South Carolina Rep Gresham Barrett- Rep James Clyburn
Tennessee Rep John Duncan, Jr
Texas Rep Lloyd Doggett- Rep Charles Gonzalez- Rep Ruben Hinojosa- Rep Sheila Jackson-Lee- Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson- Rep Ron Paul- Rep Silvestre Reyes- Rep Ciro Rodriguez
Vermont Sen Jim Jeffords- Sen Patrick Leahy- Rep Bernie Sanders
Virginia Rep Jim Moran- Rep Bobby Scott
Washington Sen Patty Murray- Rep Jay Inslee- Rep Rick Larsen- Rep Jim McDermott
Washington DC Rep Brian Baird
West Virginia Sen Robert Byrd- Rep Alan Mollohan- Rep Nick Rahall
Wisconsin Sen Russ Feingold- Rep Tammy Baldwin- Rep Jerry Kleczka- Rep David Obey
If I am overlooking it someone please point where it is! Thanks!
I don't understand why is Obama not on the list, all these people took a stand since day one! WHY can't I find his name, I am so disappointed!
Dave, these people on THAT day took a position, anyone can say anything to the contrary now, like take the popular position, but is that the SAME as voting THAT DAY with the info you have? Maybe that Dennis K. should be the nominee he is on the list! FROM DAY ONE!
He is trying to have his cake and eat it too, he did not campaign for a seat in the US Senate until 2 years after the war began, at that point anyone knew it was not a good war!
no where am I a Hillary supporter, she is better than Obama but neither will beat McCain!
Answer:-No he's not on there he's a shyster double-talking lawyer, inexperienced candidate, and vicious manipulator, who should prove himself in the Senate, not use his deep pockets to smear Hillary 24/7 and undermine a Democrat win!
Great Question and Documentation ;-)