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#1179028 Aug 2, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>yes, you get started and you end up making an ass of yourself...it'snot me beating you to a pulp, it is your own idiocy, but i enjoy refereeing..

“Stop Child Soliders”

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#1179029 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
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I read it this morning, nitwit. Quit playing your stupid games.
I've been here all day, and have't missed anything. She clearly doesn't like the group, but she didn't deny their position or influence.
Why else would nitwit nation be all atwitter about it?? DUH
You just like beating a dead horse.
USA has you pissed off, we get it.
Now give it a rest, for your own sake.
Her first volley was a Rep was the head of the Panel.

You would have thought when she discovered they were a bi-partisan group, created by law to report to Congress, and appointed by Hagel, senseless would have given up her attack on the group. Nay, talking about beating dead horses.

So don't tell me that you have followed all the posts as you have NOW twice made it clear you do not understand what is being discussed.

Senseless is clueless, like you. She lacks the ability to piss anyone off.

You two sure cling to each other for emotional support. If you have to tell each other how smart you are it kind of destroys that concept.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179030 Aug 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
time to fire snot-nosed twerps like Dupie's parasite kid and hire laid-off military veterans as replacements......
Melt down in progress?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1179031 Aug 2, 2014
USAsince1680 wrote:
<quoted text>
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.(Winston Churchill)
Obama is doing just fine. Thank God we don't have a Republican president.
"Dear optimist, pessimist and realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! "

Sincerely, opportunist.

You utterly fail to discern the difference between benign opportunism and crass exploitation.

Buying up distressed property during bad economic times and reselling during good economic times is opportunism. Opportunity Knocks But Once. Misfortune Often.

Playing the Race Card to win elections, pass legislation, browbeat political opponents, get a job, used as extortion against banks as a Community Organizer, find sympathy from women, promote the evils of Socialism and a long, long list of Snake Oil uses is exploitative.

You sound precisely like an exploitative personality.

Since: Jan 11

Bordentown, NJ

#1179032 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
I only saw them in the Smithsonian. Pretty cool.
I've relatives from NYC who remember them fondly.
As you point out, every progressive step in automation eliminates human workers.(Progressive. What a lovely word.)
Would someone here tell Woody the news?? He thinks the burger flippers will become robot technicians.
There will be a need for technicians. People who actually should be paid more. They'll work for another company that supplies them. Operating the machines in a fast food restaurant costs less, no vacations, sick days, healthcare. I saw something about them at a distribution center, possibly Amazon, that indicated it only costs 3 dollars an hour to operate a robot.

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#1179033 Aug 2, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites.. just look at the history of automation for your answer....oh yeah, history already proved you wrong,and you were just too stupid to see it.
Ahhhh, the magic "most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites."

You're FOS and you know it.

That's as stupid as the old Repugnetard claim that we'd be a service economy after they shipped our factories to China. Like your buddy Rmoney!! LOL

What ever happened to that pipedream?? Cept for lawn service folks like you.

We've got what's called 'structural unemployment' due to the effects of automation.

Ask coalworkers. Ask Rubber workers, Ask steelworkers, ask office workers, ask computer programmers, TV repairmen, ask autoworkers, ask construction workers.

The jobs created are almost always of lower pay and benefits. Ask anyone whose industry has been automated out of existence.That is not upward mobility.

The problem has always been that automation eliminates far more jobs than it creates. The Luddites were essentially correct. The population in industrial age Europe was controlled by repeated wars since the dawn of the industrial age. Whenever there wasn't war, there was massive unemployment and unrest, leading to war.

Capitalism is economic cannibalism.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179034 Aug 2, 2014
The Wall Street Journal editorial page

excoriated Republicans on Saturday for positioning themselves as the party of maximum deportations.

House Republicans late Friday night had succeeded in passing two immigration bills -- one measure that would strip protections from the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers and a funding bill meant to address the influx of 57,500 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Republican leaders pulled a previous funding bill on Thursday, the last scheduled day before the House's August recess, due to objections from conservatives that it didn't go far enough.

The Journal's sharply worded op-ed scolded the GOP "Deportation Caucus" for putting on a "screaming match on the floor in full view of the national media" and lamented the party's message to minorities ahead of the midterm elections.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179035 Aug 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
<quoted text>
Her first volley was a Rep was the head of the Panel.
You would have thought when she discovered they were a bi-partisan group, created by law to report to Congress, and appointed by Hagel, senseless would have given up her attack on the group. Nay, talking about beating dead horses.
So don't tell me that you have followed all the posts as you have NOW twice made it clear you do not understand what is being discussed.
Senseless is clueless, like you. She lacks the ability to piss anyone off.
You two sure cling to each other for emotional support. If you have to tell each other how smart you are it kind of destroys that concept.
again, why would members of the military- industrial-congressional complex decide to cut their own budget?

when has the military ever said they need less money?

“Stop Child Soliders”

Since: Apr 14

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#1179037 Aug 2, 2014
Who wants to bet these two dudes are never going to move out of mom's basement

http://www.pict-twiter.com/people-who-forgot-...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1179038 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
It's already eliminated many thousands of highly skilled jobs that paid high wages.
It's coming to all jobs, regardless of pay scales. A robot is always cheaper. DUH
But what will all the people do??
Social unrest, anyone??
What in the world would nutsack do if his Hi-Tech Blow-Up Doll revolted?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. ....he'd probably drop to his knees and ask for mercy:-)

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#1179039 Aug 2, 2014
Teaman wrote:
<quoted text>
There will be a need for technicians. People who actually should be paid more. They'll work for another company that supplies them. Operating the machines in a fast food restaurant costs less, no vacations, sick days, healthcare. I saw something about them at a distribution center, possibly Amazon, that indicated it only costs 3 dollars an hour to operate a robot.
They could never be as cool as the original 1930's models were. They're museum pieces, so elegant and art deco.

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#1179040 Aug 2, 2014
Patrick wrote:
The Wall Street Journal editorial page
excoriated Republicans on Saturday for positioning themselves as the party of maximum deportations.
House Republicans late Friday night had succeeded in passing two immigration bills -- one measure that would strip protections from the young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers and a funding bill meant to address the influx of 57,500 unaccompanied minors who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Republican leaders pulled a previous funding bill on Thursday, the last scheduled day before the House's August recess, due to objections from conservatives that it didn't go far enough.
The Journal's sharply worded op-ed scolded the GOP "Deportation Caucus" for putting on a "screaming match on the floor in full view of the national media" and lamented the party's message to minorities ahead of the midterm elections.
they are stuck in a loop of appealing to peoples more base instincts.

Carol will tell you how caring they are.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179041 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
I like it when you're all angry and stuff!! It's funny!!
I'm glad you agree. Zenophobic just looks right!!
Duh is quite succinct, if you understood that. Gets the point across without excess verbiage. The art of language.
What's the ratio of jobs gained to jobs lost, Jeffy??
You can keep running away from your ignorance, but I will bury you with it.
Flake will return and inform you of the transformative nature of automation and how nobody will have jobs in the future, as the robots design and build better robots..........and little worker robots wil fix the broken ones.
And all people will have to do is spread mulch. You'll be ok.
who is this jeffy person? you couldn't bury your own nuts, pipsqueak.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179042 Aug 2, 2014
RoxLo wrote:
Who wants to bet these two dudes are never going to move out of mom's basement
http://www.pict-twiter.com/people-who-forgot-...
Young Republicans !

Good news for America!

Months out from the midterm elections, Democrats on the campaign trail are now armed with this talking point: No matter how you look at it, the economy is steadily gaining strength.

The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added 209,000 jobs in July while the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.2 percent. While Friday’s jobs report was less robust than many economists had expected, it still helps paint a broad picture of a strengthening labor market.

Over the last 12 months, the average monthly jobs gain was 209,000, and the unemployment rate is now 1.1 percentage points lower than it was a year ago. Friday marked the sixth straight month that more than 200,000 jobs have been added to the economy — the longest streak since 1997. The July employment data also included upward revisions to the previous two months’ payroll figures — from 224,000 to 229,000 in May and 288,000 to 298,000 in June, for a total of 15,000 additional jobs.

“It is a sign of how far the US economy has come in recent months that the 209,000 increase in non-farm payroll employment in July will probably be viewed as a disappointment in the markets,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

The July jobs report also capped a solid week of economic news. Following a dismal first quarter when the U.S. economy contracted at a rate of 2.1 percent, the government announced on Wednesday that gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 4 percent in the second quarter of this year — far surpassing expectations. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve took one more step this week toward winding down its bond buying stimulus program as it noted that economic activity had “rebounded” this spring.
The uptick in the unemployment rate can in part be explained by the fact that 329,000 workers entered the labor force last month. One weak spot in the jobs report that continues to be of concern is the average hourly earnings, which was virtually unchanged last month and has only risen by 2 percent over the last year.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#1179043 Aug 2, 2014
John Galt wrote:
Galt finds it humorous that Henry Ford is held up by some as an advocate of higher wages......
Ford paid more for self-serving reasons, to reduce turnover, while at the same time pushing automation.....
Ford was adamantly against labor unions, which he thought would do more harm than good for workers.....because the unions wanted to restrict productivity as a means to foster employment.......
Ford also admired Josef Stalin and helped him build Tractor Plants and Farm Machinery Plants. A Capitalist actually helping out a mass murdering Communist. Weird.

Ford was self-serving, of course, and in the process pursued the American Dream. But he had some really screwed up ideas, too. I recall reading about how he twisted the arms of all his employees by telling them how to live, what to eat, how to dress, what to read, to such an extent that people actually thought he was off his rocker.

He also started up a Dearborn Newspaper that was Anti-Semitic and racially biased against blacks. After a number of years of heavy criticism, he was forced to close the paper.
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179044 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
they are stuck in a loop of appealing to peoples more base instincts.
Carol will tell you how caring they are.
Republicans are doing an outreach to minorities that they hate.

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#1179045 Aug 2, 2014
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>who is this jeffy person? you couldn't bury your own nuts, pipsqueak.
Isn't that what MD Builder learned about you, Jeffy??

And your nefarious past..........
Patrick

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1179046 Aug 2, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
"Dear optimist, pessimist and realist, While you guys were busy arguing about the glass of water, I drank it! "
Sincerely, opportunist.
You utterly fail to discern the difference between benign opportunism and crass exploitation.
Buying up distressed property during bad economic times and reselling during good economic times is opportunism. Opportunity Knocks But Once. Misfortune Often.
Playing the Race Card to win elections, pass legislation, browbeat political opponents, get a job, used as extortion against banks as a Community Organizer, find sympathy from women, promote the evils of Socialism and a long, long list of Snake Oil uses is exploitative.
You sound precisely like an exploitative personality.
Sondra Pransky: You are a cynical crapehanger who always see the glass half-empty!
Sid Waterman: No, you're wrong. I see the glass half full, but of poison.
Woody Allen

Since: Sep 10

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#1179047 Aug 2, 2014
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. I've just recently read about the changing face of economics in this new age.
There used to be a rock solid correlation between Productivity, Employment and Profit. When employees became more productive, profits rose, economic activity increased and, thus, so did employment and wages.
Not any more. What happened? The Digital Age and Hi-Tech appeared.
Whenever office productivity rises today, it is because of better Computers, Networking and Software. This leads to higher profits but doesn't lead to higher employment. In fact, the reverse happens. More can be done today with fewer employees./
Factory Robotics and Software along with High-Tech materials and methods can produce manufactured products faster, more efficiently with higher quality but with far fewer employees.
Today's Unions are really caught with their collective pants down around their knees for not recognizing this. In the middle of this Technological Tsunami, Unions are demanding higher wages, more benefits and better working conditions and management is snickering as they place their orders for cheap Chinese Robots run by cheap S. Korean Software.
And you thought GM was still back in the 1950s with their stupid corporate attitude?
The UAW is still bragging about how they kicked ass in the 1930s to win contracts.
Robo-Burger has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? When the employees at McDonalds hear it, they'll have a Cow.
Please explain this concept to your buddy Woody. TIA
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites.. just look at the history of automation for your answer....oh yeah, history already proved you wrong,and you were just too stupid to see it.
Pretty sad when someone like shiny takes you to the woodshed.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1179048 Aug 2, 2014
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Ahhhh, the magic "most likely more jobs created as the new technologies will create more possibilites."
You're FOS and you know it.
That's as stupid as the old Repugnetard claim that we'd be a service economy after they shipped our factories to China. Like your buddy Rmoney!! LOL
What ever happened to that pipedream?? Cept for lawn service folks like you.
We've got what's called 'structural unemployment' due to the effects of automation.
Ask coalworkers. Ask Rubber workers, Ask steelworkers, ask office workers, ask computer programmers, TV repairmen, ask autoworkers, ask construction workers.
The jobs created are almost always of lower pay and benefits. Ask anyone whose industry has been automated out of existence.That is not upward mobility.
The problem has always been that automation eliminates far more jobs than it creates. The Luddites were essentially correct. The population in industrial age Europe was controlled by repeated wars since the dawn of the industrial age. Whenever there wasn't war, there was massive unemployment and unrest, leading to war.
Capitalism is economic cannibalism.
so as our world has become increasingly automated, the number of jobs has dropped?

again, history and the real world prove you wrong. you are just too stupid and not man enough to admit it.

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