January 2015

Raising Min. Wage above poverty level

I finally had the opportunity to talk to a person in the fast food industry to allow me to get my numbers a little closer to real. As many people know, there have been strikes in many cities for higher wages for fast food workers. I'm going to use McDonalds, not to bash them, but only as an example of all the industry. She told me this small town store has between 12 and 15 employees on the clock at any given hour and they sell between 150 and 225 meals an hour.

A higher minimum wage will force a trade-off between higher prices and less compensation for business owners.

The cost of a higher minimum wage can be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices only to the extent that business owners are unwilling to accept less compensation for themselves. So, say, an Auto body shop increases its prices to cover the cost of their having to pay a higher minimum wage. The higher prices are necessary in order for the business owner to maintain his/her pre-existing compensation level and otherwise cost structure. Another Auto body shop, that also pays a higher minimum wage, and competes with the first auto body shop on the basis of price, wi

Inspection- Of Flying Monkeys and that %$#@! Little Brat

2014.
  That little brat in diapers had just killed off old man 2013. Was that him I heard with the potty mouth?

A noticeable issue with the member blogs.

I hadn't commented in ages, maybe a month or 2. I made a short comment and the response was "You have tried to post the same comment multiple times, and your posts have been flagged as spam." Whatever filter is used for that purpose is clearly wrong, since i hadn't even tried to post dissimilar comments. I think the real error was the shortness of my comment (the word "No" to the godawful clinton/pot question). Just saying that feature is not working at all. it missed on "the same" and it missed on "multiple times."

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Who Will Stop World War III?

Thom plus logo Back in 2001, after 9/11, Congress gave the president the authority to basically wage war anywhere in the world where there were governments affiliated with Al Qaeda, the radical Sunni Muslim group that came out of the Saudi Wahhabist movement. Iran is Shia Muslim, essentially the sworn enemies of the Sunnis.