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“Not a real reg”

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#90550
Aug 29, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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Your radio call in person was badly misinformed.
There has been a no-fault Dram Shop action in Illinois since 1934. If you get drunk and hit my car, I can sue you. I can sue the bar that sold you the alcohol and its employees under the Dram Shop act.
The actions against the tobacco companies go back to the early 1980's, possibly earlier.
Absolutely, Dram Shop Act goes back to about the mid 1800's.. Most states adopted one form or another of it as time went on. Remember Richard Speck? The bar where he was drinking before he murdered those nurses got into legal trouble.

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#90551
Aug 29, 2013
 
Sublime1 wrote:
<quoted text> Also, the average McDonalds franchise makes around 150k in profit after taxes and all expenses:
http://www.burgerbusiness.com/...
I don't think that is a ridiculous sum given the cost of a franchise and the responsibility of being an owner.
Maybe, but most big franchises, McD,KFC, etc. in big cities are part of a group that owns multiples of them, so total profits can be quite high. Yes, the owners have to pay staff, etc. but they finance their operations just like any mid to large size corporations do.
Maybe in small towns one is owned by one person.

“reign in blood”

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#90552
Aug 29, 2013
 
PEllen wrote:
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Your radio call in person was badly misinformed.
There has been a no-fault Dram Shop action in Illinois since 1934. If you get drunk and hit my car, I can sue you. I can sue the bar that sold you the alcohol and its employees under the Dram Shop act.
The actions against the tobacco companies go back to the early 1980's, possibly earlier.
That wasn't the point. The point was, liability in a cell phone catastrophe can be extended to any and all parties involved. Including the cell phone company... and anyone responsible for the driver to take his eyes off the road and answer your call/text/update/friend request/hooker/whatever...

Some people always warn about a slippery slope... and others refuse to listen.

Now we're in free-fall.

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Since: May 09

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Aug 29, 2013
 
squishymama wrote:
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McDonald's is privately owned?
Who do you think owns, operates, and runs your local McDonald's? An entrepreneur like you or me who took a chance and spent two million dollars opening a franchise... Or robots built from the McDonald's Corp robot assembly line?

Do you even know the people you're supposed to hate? Or why?

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

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#90554
Aug 29, 2013
 
edogxxx wrote:
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Who do you think owns, operates, and runs your local McDonald's? An entrepreneur like you or me who took a chance and spent two million dollars opening a franchise... Or robots built from the McDonald's Corp robot assembly line?
Do you even know the people you're supposed to hate? Or why?
Try and keep up. I was responding to Sub and his statement about franchises; McD Corporate is a publicly own company and therefore pays dividends.

And you're the only one spewing hate. I happen to like having a choice in food that is consistent no matter where you are. I just think that companies could do a better job distributing the profits so that even unskilled folk can earn more than a subsistence wage.

I know I know, stoopid liberal. Or should that be communist?

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Aug 29, 2013
 

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I just think that companies could do a better job distributing the profits so that even unskilled folk can earn more than a subsistence wage.
I know I know, stoopid liberal. Or should that be communist?
Commie, liberal, what's the difference?

Low wage jobs are meant for high-schoolers, college students, maybe illegal immigrants, job on the side for someone who lost his overtime, retirees who need something to do.... Not so Queen Latifa who's a crack addict and high school dropout can raise her five kids.

How much you willing to pay for McNuggets for your kids? Five dollars? Twenty? Fifty?

There's a reason we have subsistence wage jobs for unskilled workers.

Since: Mar 11

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Aug 29, 2013
 

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I just think that companies could do a better job distributing the profits so that even unskilled folk can earn more than a subsistence wage.
Another term for that is redistribution of wealth, and it's my opinion that that breeds nothing but mediocrity. I just did a rough calculation and teachers in my state make around an average of $19/hour. We all know the levels of higher education that are requirements for anyone hoping to work in this field. In my opinion, nobody working as a clerk in a fast food restaurant should be making that close to a teacher's salary.
Crunchy Bacon

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Aug 29, 2013
 
-CatCiao- wrote:
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Another term for that is redistribution of wealth, and it's my opinion that that breeds nothing but mediocrity. I just did a rough calculation and teachers in my state make around an average of $19/hour. We all know the levels of higher education that are requirements for anyone hoping to work in this field. In my opinion, nobody working as a clerk in a fast food restaurant should be making that close to a teacher's salary.
Technically, redistribution of wealth is taking money out of the pockets of the job creators and blowing it on food stamps and other programs for lazy people. But I like where you are going with teachers making too much money too. They are babysitters and 19 bucks an hour is way to much.

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#90558
Aug 29, 2013
 
Crunchy Bacon wrote:
<quoted text>Technically, redistribution of wealth is taking money out of the pockets of the job creators and blowing it on food stamps and other programs for lazy people. But I like where you are going with teachers making too much money too. They are babysitters and 19 bucks an hour is way to much.
You're putting words in my mouth now. I'll take the bacon instead ;)
Crunchy Bacon

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#90559
Aug 29, 2013
 
-CatCiao- wrote:
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You're putting words in my mouth now. I'll take the bacon instead ;)
I'm married but what my wife doesn't know won't cost me any money in a divorce! I gotta warn ya, i work out.....

Since: Mar 11

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#90560
Aug 29, 2013
 
Crunchy Bacon wrote:
<quoted text>I'm married but what my wife doesn't know won't cost me any money in a divorce! I gotta warn ya, i work out.....
LMAO! Touché!

Nite.
Generic Cialis

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#90561
Aug 29, 2013
 
-CatCiao- wrote:
<quoted text>You're putting words in my mouth now. I'll take the bacon instead ;)
I hope you like yer bacon xtra soggy and limp ma'am

The Ferret is pretending to be crunchy..

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#90562
Aug 30, 2013
 
Sublime1 wrote:
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YEs, that's exactly the problem ... you are guessing ... shooting from the hip ... stabbing in the dark. That's precisely the problem ... you aren't informed and have no clue what you are talking about. It's called a knee jerk ... ask the Chinese how that worked out when Mao did that?
Case in point, most fast food restaurants are franchises ... they aren't owned by the head corporation, but rather individuals. Therefore there are no dividends or shareholders. Rather there are individuals who shelled out a million dollars of their own money to buy a franchise that they run as an owner ... to make on average 150k a year.
Stop being such a smug know it all a hole. She has a different opinion than you do. I SHARE her opinion on this.

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#90563
Aug 30, 2013
 
Also, double fast food wages and prices do go up but to enough for people to complain. Big Macs would go up by less than a dollar. Big whoop.

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#90564
Aug 30, 2013
 
I like Whoppers from Burger King, way more than the tasteless Big Mac.....but i digress, NBC News last night used the fate of a black single mother, already admitting that she receives government assistance to sell the need for raised wages...Not sure that is how you sell it to the majority of Americans....

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Aug 30, 2013
 
Generic Cialis wrote:
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I hope you like yer bacon xtra soggy and limp ma'am
The Ferret is pretending to be crunchy..
I know Ferrerman, and I don't believe that's him.

Good morning.

“The two baby belly, please!”

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Aug 30, 2013
 
-CatCiao- wrote:
<quoted distributionother term for that is redistributiteacherswealth, and it's my opinion that that breeds nothing but mediocrity. I just did a rough calculation and teachers in my state make around an average of $19/hour. We all know the ldistributionevels of higher education that are requirements for anyone hoping to work in this field. In my opinion, nobody working as a clerk in a fast food restaurant should be making that close to a teacher's salary.
I did not mean to imply that fast food workers should be paid $19/hour. I did imply that the people *who actually do the work to sell the product that makes the company a sh!tload of money* should get a bigger piece of the pie.

I call that fair and equitable distribution of wealth.

“The two baby belly, please!”

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#90569
Aug 30, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Stop being such a smug know it all a hole. She has a different opinion than you do. I SHARE her opinion on this.
I appreciate the alternate points of view that Sub brings up in all our discussions, I really do. He's made me rethink some things and learn some things, but I just wish he wouldn't be such a d!ck about it.

But I don't expect him to change. Instead I follow his advice and don't let what people say in an anonymous chat forum get to me.

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#90570
Aug 30, 2013
 
dahgts wrote:
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Maybe, but most big franchises, McD,KFC, etc. in big cities are part of a group that owns multiples of them, so total profits can be quite high. Yes, the owners have to pay staff, etc. but they finance their operations just like any mid to large size corporations do.
Maybe in small towns one is owned by one person.
I don't see how that matters. If I have 5 mcdonalds that are worth 10 million dollars ... I want a certain return on that 10 million dollars, otherwise I may as well just sell. Also, how many of these groups are owned by one person, as opposed to a family, i.e. where a guy starts a business builds it up and leaves 4 or 5 mcdonalds it to his 3 or 4 kids. I know, I know, in commie Squisy and Angela land, the government should confiscate his businesses after his death and his family should get nothing.

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