I'll go further than that. I'll say it is an integer between -1 and +1.
Just the way you like it.
How is this comment not scored 5 yet? Page after page of drivel and misconceptions, and this comment nails it.
So have you ever worked retail, then? Your earlier statement was based on a lot of fact-free and erroneous assumptions about retail employees, the type of assumptions that almost without fail come only from people who have never worked the floor themselves. You didn't bother to reply to that part - which is the part that more directly relates to this JE.
I worked in a theater years ago, at minimum wage or thereabouts, before entering the military. I'm sure that there is some rider whereby this doesn't count.
The random and baseless assumptions that you displayed earlier about retail employees demonstrates that you did not work an actual retail job. Theater employees are mostly cashiers and janitors. Not that they don't have a job to do, but it is not the same as working a sales floor. This JE is about a retailer closing stores and putting retail workers out of business, and you are laughing at those employees.
That you still think we have a plural number of parties is quaint.
We have an extremely conservative group of politicians (the democrats) and a completely bonkers group of conservative politicians (the republicans). They both pay the same masters. If that were not the case we would have had actual health care reform instead of the Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act of 2010.
You then passed it through the conservative Heritage Foundation before presenting in congress as "the only bill we will sign". You then refused to sign it because you realized it just might make Obama look good if it were to find any kind of public approval. However, you realized that you also put him in a near-perfect pickle by way of the fact that if he vetoed it, he would never see another health care bill during his presidency. Well played. But don't go around fooling yourself into thinking that you can get actual liberals to actually support the health insurance industry bailout act of 2010.
Yeah, that's been debunked: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/...
Why don't you read the pages you link to any more? They did a bunch of creative hand-wringing and careful distortions of reality, but the mandate was indeed in their proposal. Hell the current SCOTUS approved the Health Insurance Industry Bailout Act of 2010 mandate as a tax, and that is exactly what he Heritage Foundation wanted, in their own words.
the political targeting of American citizens by the IRS
If such a thing happened, that would indeed be terrible. Too bad for your sake no such thing happened. I should not need to remind you of this, but the IRS is explicitly tasked with the enforcement of tax code. If they have reason to believe that someone is cheating on their taxes - say, because they openly advocate for people to do such things - then they are obligated to investigate. It is no different from the DEA investigating members of NORML who spend their free time preaching pro-pot propaganda in states where pot is still illegal.
Your "not one smidgen" argument is thoroughly belied by Lois Lerner's actions
Just because you want their to be some deep conspiracy, and you have convinced yourself of the existence of a grand conspiracy theory, does not mean one exists. If you ran around in your real name bragging about dodging taxes and encouraging people to not pay taxes, you could expect the IRS to audit you regardless of your political affiliation. They were doing their job, period.
If you want to shut down the IRS, you can go ahead and make that argument. But right now they are tasked with collecting taxes and investigating those who cheat the tax code.
Just wait until your leaders place the rest of us into permanent wage slavery.
No vaccination? Forbidden from attending school. Forbidden from visiting a doctor. Forbidden from visiting any public facilities like libraries, train stations, or airports. Forbidden from riding a bus or train or taxi.
So, just to be clear, your goal is to make anti-vaxxers even more withdrawn and untrustful, so that they become even more ignorant and diseased? You know they'll just breed faster and you won't reduce their numbers at all, right? Do you even history, bro?
Sadly, Russia is turning more and more to Soviet ways.
This is classic Russian Empire from the 1700's and 1800's. It's not something that Stalin or Lenin thought of all on their own.
So we've only failed to control our government in how it kills "brown people" and its inscestuous relationship with "the evil rich". It works perfectly when it comes to benefits programs and entitlements.
That's the opposite of what I said, but keep going. I'll make popcorn.
I'm picturing a fly slamming into a window pane: "This time it'll work and I will fly right through. Ok, this time. No, this time. This time.This timeThis timeThis timeThis time."
You will do better than the fly if you read before replying and take your head out from the warm dark place where you store your prejudices and suppositions.
As long as the ads are marked somehow, a user script will be able to suppress them.
Let me get this straight
you don't want to see ads, so you want to suppress a little yellow box that is warning you that if you follow the link that says you'll be looking at an ad.
English is not your strong suit. I clearly said I would suppress the ads.
The only way this movement is going to die is when a sufficient number of parents watch their non-vaccinated children die or become horribly disfigured from long-since dealt with diseases.
Let's see. Four people have been hospitalized with measles in NYC this year. So far.
NYC has 8.3 million people.
So, three months worth of normal deaths translates to 20-odd thousand deaths in the City so far this year.
Assuming all four of the hospitalized measles victims die, that'll increase the death rate by 0.02% in NYC.
This is not the pandemic you're looking for to produce the effect you're hoping for (lots of anti-vax kids dying so as to convince their parents to give up their evil ways).
The REAL reason why the anti-vax movement is surviving is that it really doesn't matter much if you're pro-vaccination or anti-, so long as most everyone else is pro-. Until the anti-vaxxers become a significant fraction of the population (say, 10%), the side effects of being anti-vax won't be severe enough to be noticed on a societal level.
Its sad, but if the kids of parents who only think on a base emotional level die then its clearing out the human gene pool. We should thank them.
Alas, measles only caused 175 deaths in the USA last year. Out of, oh, four million deaths.
It's hardly going to have the effect of cleaning out the gene pool when it increases the death rate maybe 0.005% at most.
It doesn't work that way. Government is not an invalid concept because we have failed to maintain ours. Thinking, how does it work?!?!?!
I suppose the idea of cloning a 43,000-year-old mammoth would be the kind of thing that would attract funding, but from a purely scientific standpoint, wouldn't you start out small and try to clone, say, a dead chicken first, just to see if the process actually worked?
We already know cloning works. Welcome to the 1990s. Sorry about your internet connection.
Ah, so it's better that this worker take a "living wage" from the government, transfering someone else's tax dollars to them, and that job just be eliminated.
It's better that the government not steal our money for the purpose of handing it to rich people, or using it to murder brown people so that those same rich people can profit. And the cost of entitlements to business (which includes nearly every war we've been in, with a couple of obvious exceptions) so far dwarfs the entitlements for the poor as to be laughable, if it weren't so sad.
What do you call workers demanding more pay than can be sustained by the employer, because the employer is not able to sell the goods the worker produces for a value greater than that of the cost of the worker himself?
If the worker is demanding a living wage, then you call that a business which deserves to fail, as there is clearly insufficient demand for its services to keep it operating without resorting to slavery, which is unacceptable.
In any case, this is overwhelmingly not what is happening in big business.