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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Friday whether to take up a lawsuit challenging President-elect Barack Obama 's U.S. citizenship, a continuation of a New Jersey case embraced by some opponents of Obama's ...

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#195395 Jul 8, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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There you go again, Atticus, throwing FACTS, NUMBERS at birthers. Why?
They sure ain't gonna like that none now will they? I'm anxious to see birther leaders like GB KFC, Rogue, LRS-Dale, Frank, Bolshevik non-American Lady etc.
Hummm, so minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour for the past five years and Obama wants to increase it to $10.10 per hour which is an increase of ..... 39% but inflation has gone up only 10%. Why? Why not increase in 10% to $8.00 per hour???

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#195396 Jul 8, 2014
loose cannon wrote:
"Both Thomas and Scalia have produced what can only be described as a master class in human apathy."
The Slate
What wood you expect the Loony-Lefty Slate to say? Why I might say that Ginsberg and Sotomayor wood hold that title!!!!
wojar

Berlin, CT

#195397 Jul 8, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Hummm, so minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour for the past five years and Obama wants to increase it to $10.10 per hour which is an increase of ..... 39% but inflation has gone up only 10%. Why? Why not increase in 10% to $8.00 per hour???
A $10.10 minimum wage is still less than the 1968 minimum wage of $1.60 after adjusting for inflation.

“Facts trump speculation”

Since: Dec 08

Bristol, CT

#195398 Jul 8, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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The only problem is 2014 is NOT over yet!!!
The only problem is Rougie is math challenged.

If the 10.5% figure for Obama is adjusted by a factor of 1.091 to account for the 5.5 years as compared to 6 years for Bush, the adjusted figure is 11.5%, which is still well below Bush's figure of 17.1%.

In other words, under Bush the inflation was over a period of six years, 0.238% per month. Under Obama through 5.5 years 0.159% per month.

That means by the end of 2014, the next six months under Obama would require a 1.1% per month rate (7 times higher than the rate for the past 5.5 years) to catch up to Dubya.

That's not going to happen, Rougie.
Atticus Tiberius Finch wrote:
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Correction:
Cost of Living
Six years under Bush (2000-2006) 17.1% inflation
Six years under Obama (2008-2014: 10.5% inflation
Inflation WAS 62.8% HIGHER under Bush then under Obama
Standard of Living
(federal minimum wage)
Six years under Bush (2000-2006):$5.15
Six years under Obama (2008-2014)$7.25
Minimum wage INCREASED 40% under Obama whereas under Bush minimum wage stayed at $5.15 for SIX YEARS while inflation rose 17.1%
To recap, under Bush inflation increased 17% while minimum wage was frozen at $5.15 for SIX YEARS. Under Obama, inflation rose only 10.5% in SIX YEARS and minimum wage rose 40%.

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Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#195399 Jul 8, 2014
"The effects of climate change are already evident at Defense Department installations in the United States and overseas, and DOD expects climate change to challenge its ability to fulfill its mission in the future, according to the first DOD Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap."

U.S. Department of Defense

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Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195400 Jul 8, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
And what has Obama done for BLACK unemployment?
Under Clinton, that average was 5.5%;
under Bush, 5.0%;
under Obama, 6.9%.
Way to go Obummer Boy. I wonder how many blacks will vote Democrat this Fall?
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/07/06/how-much...
92%,down from 92.5%%

“Bonjour Hello Buongiorno Hola”

Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195401 Jul 8, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
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Hummm, so minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour for the past five years and Obama wants to increase it to $10.10 per hour which is an increase of ..... 39% but inflation has gone up only 10%. Why? Why not increase in 10% to $8.00 per hour???
Because the present rate is too low, and I believe, has remained stationary for years, which more than justifies a 39% hike. Even at $10.10, it's still too low. No one can live on that. It's close to $12. here. No one can live on that either.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#195402 Jul 8, 2014
Have people ever been able to live on minimum wage?
Frank

Spokane, WA

#195403 Jul 8, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Because the present rate is too low, and I believe, has remained stationary for years, which more than justifies a 39% hike. Even at $10.10, it's still too low. No one can live on that. It's close to $12. here. No one can live on that either.
Obama's anti employment policy doesn't help any one. Obama should have as his number one agenda issue getting the 100 million people that are not working,working. Obama continues to lie about the economy while he completely ignores it and pushes his radical left wing agenda.

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Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195404 Jul 8, 2014
LRS wrote:
Have people ever been able to live on minimum wage?
Yes, miserably and with food stamps and soup kitchens. Is that a way to live?

Last year, average wage increases in Canada topped at 2%. Average CEO and higher brass wage increases surpassed 25%, not counting perks, incentives and stocks. Looks more and more like that prince in his castle with the peasants outside the walls and below.

You'll respond that without bosses, the workers have no jobs. Now tell us where the bosses will be without the workers. Not pushing socialism or communism, pushing fairness, equity, is all. And , don't forget, most of those bosses own maybe 2, 3% tops of the companies they run.
LRS

Shreveport, LA

#195405 Jul 8, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Yes, miserably and with food stamps and soup kitchens. Is that a way to live?
Last year, average wage increases in Canada topped at 2%. Average CEO and higher brass wage increases surpassed 25%, not counting perks, incentives and stocks. Looks more and more like that prince in his castle with the peasants outside the walls and below.
You'll respond that without bosses, the workers have no jobs. Now tell us where the bosses will be without the workers. Not pushing socialism or communism, pushing fairness, equity, is all. And , don't forget, most of those bosses own maybe 2, 3% tops of the companies they run.
I don't think minimum wage jobs were ever meant to provide one with a "sole" means of making a living. That is the very reason education is key. The more you know, the more you make. You can't come out of school barely able to read and write and expect to get rich.

The bosses without employees are probably hiring new people. And yes, there had to be a company first before anyone got hired. Explain what you mean by "fairness", as it applies to the U.S. and jobs.

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#195406 Jul 9, 2014

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#195407 Jul 9, 2014
wojar wrote:
<quoted text>A $10.10 minimum wage is still less than the 1968 minimum wage of $1.60 after adjusting for inflation.
So!?! What caused the Recession of 1969-70? In 1966 I had at One for $0.90 an hour( was 15 y/o) and the following Summer I has a job that paid $1.35 an hour (I was 16).

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#195408 Jul 9, 2014
Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
And what has Obama done for BLACK unemployment?
Under Clinton, that average was 5.5%;
under Bush, 5.0%;
under Obama, 6.9%.
Way to go Obummer Boy. I wonder how many blacks will vote Democrat this Fall?
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2014/07/06/how-much ...
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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92%,down from 92.5%%
But how many will show up to vote?

May 9, 2012
Blacks outvoted whites in 2012, the first time on record
Posted by
CNN's Dan Merica

Washington (CNN)– A new Census Bureau report shows a higher percentage of African-Americans than whites voted in a presidential election for the first time in history last year during the matchup between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

The report, released Wednesday, found that more than 66% of eligible blacks voted in the presidential contest. Only 64.1% of whites turned out to vote.

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#195409 Jul 9, 2014
Jacques from Ottawa wrote:
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Because the present rate is too low, and I believe, has remained stationary for years, which more than justifies a 39% hike. Even at $10.10, it's still too low. No one can live on that. It's close to $12. here. No one can live on that either.
It is a STARTING wage. Why did the Dems not raise to to $12 an hour back in 2009 when they had both Houses of Congress and Obama to boot? They got through ObamaCare without the Republicans that year so why not ObamaWage two?
The ONLY reason they are bring up the issue NOW is to try an rally their failing base!!!!

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#195410 Jul 9, 2014
Oh, Dirty Hair Reed said the Five WHITE men on the SCOTUS were denying women their rights! See, I told you that you Dems to not consider Clarence Thomas to be BLACK.
The last I heard Thomas is 100% black were Obama is only 50% black!!!

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#195411 Jul 9, 2014
loose cannon wrote:
"The effects of climate change are already evident at Defense Department installations in the United States and overseas, and DOD expects climate change to challenge its ability to fulfill its mission in the future, according to the first DOD Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap."
U.S. Department of Defense
Yep, it is called SUMMER. We have been fighting wars in deserts since the Barbary Pirate Wars!!! You probably think the real Barbary Coast is in Las Vegas, don't you?

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#195412 Jul 9, 2014
Hummmm, talking about a loony-lefty. I wonder if this jerk will ask an armed robber to leave his gun in his car?

Store Ignores Obvious Signs, Goes Overboard With Its Anti-Gun Policy
The Daily Caller 20 hours ago

A furniture store in Takoma Park, Maryland that calls itself a “Weapons Free Environment” took its policy a bit too far on Independence Day.

That’s when a loss prevention officer at IKEA approached Alan Goldberg, who carried a visible, holstered firearm into the store, telling him he would have to leave the premises or place the weapon in his vehicle, according to NBC Washington.

The request caught Goldberg off guard: he is Takoma Park’s chief of police, and he was in uniform during his visit.

Goldberg was at the IKEA — a popular furniture store founded in Sweden — to shop with his college-bound daughter after having spent the morning working a July Fourth parade. He was also scheduled to work a fireworks display scheduled for later in the evening.

But none of that mattered to the store’s loss prevention officer, who approached Goldberg to inform him of IKEA’s zero-tolerance gun policy.

“He says we have a no firearms policy, and you’re either going to have to leave or you can lock your gun in the car,” Goldberg told NBC Washington.

The 35-year law enforcement veteran said he has never been asked to part with his service weapon before.

“It isn’t the most prudent thing to do to walk around the store in uniform with an empty holster,” Goldberg told the station.“And I am not going to lock my gun in a commercial parking lot, with people watching me put it in there. That’s just ludicrous.”

Goldberg parked his shopping cart and left the store, but not before asking to view IKEA’s written policy. Management did not provide it at the time but released a statement to NBC Washington on Monday.

“We regret that there was a misunderstanding of our weapon policy in our College Park Store,” IKEA said in a statement.“Our weapon policy does not apply to law enforcement officers. We are taking steps to ensure that this is clear for all our co-workers.”

While Goldberg was angry enough over IKEA’s request on Friday to post about it on Facebook, he said he was satisfied by the store’s response on Monday.

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#195413 Jul 9, 2014
CNN's GUT CHECK for July 7, 2014
Posted by
Sara Fischer and Alan Silverleib

CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for July 7, 2014 | 5 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle

COCHRAN CHALLENGER BUILDING EVIDENCE TOWARDS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST MISSISSIPPI GOP RUNOFF RESULTS: The campaign of the tea party-backed challenger who narrowly lost a Republican primary runoff in Mississippi to longtime Sen. Thad Cochran said it's building the evidence needed to legally contest those results. "The evidence we have found so far, which will in part serve as the basis for a challenge, is promising," Noel Fritsch, spokesman for state Sen. Chris McDaniel, told CNN Monday. Fritsch spoke to CNN as attorneys for the campaign told reporters at a news conference at the Hinds County courthouse in Jackson, Mississippi that they will go through ballot boxes, including absentees, before taking legal action.

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Since: Feb 12

Ottawa

#195414 Jul 9, 2014
LRS wrote:
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I don't think minimum wage jobs were ever meant to provide one with a "sole" means of making a living. That is the very reason education is key. The more you know, the more you make. You can't come out of school barely able to read and write and expect to get rich.
The bosses without employees are probably hiring new people. And yes, there had to be a company first before anyone got hired. Explain what you mean by "fairness", as it applies to the U.S. and jobs.
Education is "key" of course. Who would dare disagree with that. Fortunately, we can't have a society where everyone is a Phd, where everyone is a doctor, engineer, architect, scientist, etc. Some, through circumstances of birth, I.Q., access to higher education, will hold less demanding but ESSENTIAL jobs - labourers, service industry workers, etc. All I'm saying is, I don't think, as in Cuba, everyone from labourer to CEO to doctor should earn the same wages. No, but everyone should earn a living wage, a comfortable wage where all employees are treated with "fairness". A CEO who does not own the company should not receive a 25% yearly increase in pay plus plus plus while the employee gets by on a 2% annual increase. That is fairness. Fairness is also a departing executive receiving huge departing bonuses whilst employees get laid off.

Yes, in rare cases, as big companies or most of them are not headed by their founders, the employer was there ahead of the employee. So? How does that minimize the employee's contribution?

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