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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859382 Feb 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
are you ever going to use an original phrase?
good for you it's the age of information?
Would you prefer, "it's the culture"?(oh barf)
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859383 Feb 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That was harsh. We were all just having a bit of fun and you had to show up like a dark cloud at a picnic. Why are rightwingers so miserable?
He's trying to come out of the closet.

Happy Valentines Day! Will Chuck Hagel and John Brennan get confirmed?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#859384 Feb 14, 2013
Injudgement wrote:
<quoted text>Okay then let's talk about minimum wage. Do you believe if American companies had free will to do anything they wanted American workers would not become like the slaves they have in China at .30 cents an hour? America was grown out of the middle class worker. Those middle class jobs pay were union or based on union pay. Look at ANY chart out there showing the decline of average wages and it follows exactly along with the decline of unions. The US laws are the ONLY thing left standing between the companies and most workers in America making only $1.00 an hour.
No, I do not believe that. We have other laws besides the minimum wage laws that prevent that.
I acknowledge the benefit of unions prior to unions becoming what they are today.
Here's the fact:
A proficient worker can go from one company to another for better pay. The only worker that is confined to minimum wage is the worker that is so worthless no other company wants them.
A person should be paid what they are worth to the company that employs them. If they don't like it, go get more money elsewhere.
Or, that person has to admit they are useless and stays where they are, working for what they are worth.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#859385 Feb 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Would you prefer, "it's the culture"?(oh barf)
pphhfftt

that went out with Mitt.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#859386 Feb 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Minimum wage is a joke. Any company that even pays someone at that rate should be embarrassed.
Dennis Miller: Here with an editorial on taxes and crime is SNL news correspondent, Chris Rock.
Chris Rock: Thank you, Dennis. Before I started comedy, I used to work at McDonald's making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? It's like, "Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it's against the law." Now minimum wage used to come up to about $200 a week and then they'd take out $50 in taxes. That's alot of money if you're only making $200 a week. That's kinda like kicking Monday and Tuesday in the ass. I hate taxes, I hate checks. I hate the fact that they put two amounts of money on your check. It's like: This is the money you worked all week for, and this is what you're gonna get. Don't tease me! Don't take off your bra and say: "Whatcha lookin' at?" I think taxes are the reason there's so much crime.
Anyone worth more than minimum wage will soon be working for another company, anyway.
The only people complaining about minimum wage are those who aren't worth any more than that.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859387 Feb 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Minimum wage is a joke. Any company that even pays someone at that rate should be embarrassed.
Dennis Miller: Here with an editorial on taxes and crime is SNL news correspondent, Chris Rock.
Chris Rock: Thank you, Dennis. Before I started comedy, I used to work at McDonald's making minimum wage. You know what that means when someone pays you minimum wage? You know what your boss was trying to say? It's like, "Hey if I could pay you less, I would, but it's against the law." Now minimum wage used to come up to about $200 a week and then they'd take out $50 in taxes. That's alot of money if you're only making $200 a week. That's kinda like kicking Monday and Tuesday in the ass. I hate taxes, I hate checks. I hate the fact that they put two amounts of money on your check. It's like: This is the money you worked all week for, and this is what you're gonna get. Don't tease me! Don't take off your bra and say: "Whatcha lookin' at?" I think taxes are the reason there's so much crime.
Chris Rock is phenomenal, love him! He's right, if there was no minimum wage; employers would pay people $5.00 an hour, some Republican lawmakers have proposed such a measure, in Maine, for employees under 21
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#859388 Feb 14, 2013
The Lynchian Panda-Clinton Oral Sex Video Produced by a Powerful Tea Party Group

FreedomWorks, the influential Tea Party political action committee, has fallen on hard times since its former chair Dick Armey staged a literal armed coup in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to wrest control from president Matt Kibbe. It's a shame, too, because they were doing such good workólike making experimental films featuring a panda performing oral sex on Hillary Clinton!

http://gawker.com/5984234/the-lynchian-panda+...

the left wing blogs are having a bit of fun today.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#859389 Feb 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Democrat FDR was a racist too.
yes he was

African Americans and the New Deal


Until the New Deal, blacks had shown their traditional loyalty to the party of Abraham Lincoln by voting overwhelmingly Republican. By the end of Roosevelt's first administration, however, one of the most dramatic voter shifts in American history had occurred. In 1936, some 75 percent of black voters supported the Democrats. Blacks turned to Roosevelt, in part, because his spending programs gave them a measure of relief from the Depression and, in part, because the GOP had done little to repay their earlier support.
Still, Roosevelt's record on civil rights was modest at best. Instead of using New Deal programs to promote civil rights, the administration consistently bowed to discrimination. In order to pass major New Deal legislation, Roosevelt needed the support of southern Democrats. Time and time again, he backed away from equal rights to avoid antagonizing southern whites; although, his wife, Eleanor, did take a public stand in support of civil rights.

Most New Deal programs discriminated against blacks. The NRA, for example, not only offered whites the first crack at jobs, but authorized separate and lower pay scales for blacks. The Federal Housing Authority (FHA) refused to guarantee mortgages for blacks who tried to buy in white neighborhoods, and the CCC maintained segregated camps. Furthermore, the Social Security Act excluded those job categories blacks traditionally filled.


http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/disp_textboo...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859390 Feb 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I do not believe that. We have other laws besides the minimum wage laws that prevent that.
I acknowledge the benefit of unions prior to unions becoming what they are today.
Here's the fact:
A proficient worker can go from one company to another for better pay. The only worker that is confined to minimum wage is the worker that is so worthless no other company wants them.
A person should be paid what they are worth to the company that employs them. If they don't like it, go get more money elsewhere.
Or, that person has to admit they are useless and stays where they are, working for what they are worth.
What is Svet worth at the garden center?
Homer 2016

East Stroudsburg, PA

#859391 Feb 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
It still seems there is a question about who was the legitimate representation of the state of Virginia in the federal republic.
Was the rebel legislature in Richmond the legitimate representation in the federal republic? Or, was the loyal legislature of what is now West Virginia that didn't rebel against the federal republic the legitimate representation of the state of Virginia in the federal republic?
Since the federal republic never acknowledged the secession of Virginia, it can only be assumed that the loyal legislature that didn't participate in the rebellion was the legitimate representation of the state of Virginia in the federal republic.
If the legislature that didn't rebel against the federal republic was the legitimate representation in the federal republic, then all the requirements of the Constitution were satisfied.
You're only argument against this has to be that the rebel legislature that rebelled against the federal republic and participated as a functioning element in a separate country in rebellion against the federal republic was still the legitimate representative legislature in that federal republic they declared to no longer be part of, and that federal republic never acknowledged their legitimate existence.
The only legislature the federal republic acknowledged as the legitimate representative of the state of Virginia was the legislature that remained loyal and did not establish itself as part of a different country.
It was that legitimate legislature that petitioned the federal republic to establish the state of West Virginia, in accordance with the Constitution.
There can be no new legislature as there was already an existing legislator of the state of Virginia, be it an absentia or whatever. You can only make that case if the state of Virginia no longer existed which they never did. Virginia was never considered to no longer be part of the United States. Following the very specific requirements of the Constitution West Virginia, as it was created from parts of another state without their approval, it should not have been allowed.

If the state of Virginia had been recognized as no longer being a part of the United States then the formation of the state of West Virginia would have been Constitutional.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#859393 Feb 14, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>That was harsh. We were all just having a bit of fun and you had to show up like a dark cloud at a picnic. Why are rightwingers so miserable?
Harsh? I thought it was funnier than hell. Where's your sense of humor? Here we have an a**hole ruining the country and you get offended by a play on words.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#859394 Feb 14, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Lynchian Panda-Clinton Oral Sex Video Produced by a Powerful Tea Party Group
FreedomWorks, the influential Tea Party political action committee, has fallen on hard times since its former chair Dick Armey staged a literal armed coup in an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to wrest control from president Matt Kibbe. It's a shame, too, because they were doing such good workólike making experimental films featuring a panda performing oral sex on Hillary Clinton!
http://gawker.com/5984234/the-lynchian-panda+...
the left wing blogs are having a bit of fun today.
sonicfilter has seen his shadow, so it's 6 more weeks of cut-n-paste too.
Homer 2016

East Stroudsburg, PA

#859396 Feb 14, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Anyone worth more than minimum wage will soon be working for another company, anyway.
The only people complaining about minimum wage are those who aren't worth any more than that.
I think $9 an hour is more than fair. Any company that won't pay at least that is a disgrace.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859397 Feb 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Idiot is not what you do. It's who you are.
Yup, and you know idiot
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859399 Feb 14, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Increasing the minimum wage during a depression with high unemployment is insanity.
I disagree
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#859400 Feb 14, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>sonicfilter has seen his shadow, so it's 6 more weeks of cut-n-paste too.
not going to acknowledge the panda video?

but just think if the tables were turned. you'd be plagiarizing right wing blogs like there was no tomorrow.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#859402 Feb 14, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't get all the excitement.
If you look at an older plotter where a stylus deposited ink in two dimensions based on computer controls. Add height & have your stylus deposit a composite material instead of ink.
You have to have a program for every part perhaps generated by a cad system.
I can see the use in industry to produce parts that do not have huge quantity demands as I would think injection molding would be cheaper.
As for home use, other than perhaps for an artist or a craft application, I don't see it.
Its like a potter's wheel, unless you love to do it or sell your pieces at the local festivals, there are only so many pots & vases you need.
These people don't care what realdave can see.

http://www.thingiverse.com/

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#859404 Feb 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Chris Rock is phenomenal, love him! He's right, if there was no minimum wage; employers would pay people $5.00 an hour, some Republican lawmakers have proposed such a measure, in Maine, for employees under 21
Anyone worth more than minimum wage will soon be working for another company, anyway.
The only people complaining about minimum wage are those who aren't worth any more than that.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#859405 Feb 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup, and you know idiot
Your eyes are useless when your mind is blind. You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you?
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#859407 Feb 14, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Aha, right on cue; a rightwinger has a homoerotic fantasy!
See...I knew you loved kink! LOL

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