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Maybe there's another reason that our infrastructure is crumbling...
(Line up the conspiracy theories.)
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@154 luca kasks: "Why don't you people wait for all the facts to come in?"
Facts are not like beloved relatives coming in to visit on cherished holidays; facts are like murdered ex-collaborators, to be secretly disappeared and buried deep in some dank forgotten hole in the ground.
How the pro-Reagan "Get Government off Our BACKS" crowd is really bending over, to excuse and endorse the SWATting of Ferguson.
Racist, dishonest hypocrisy.
If it was a white rancher that set off the same events, they'd be going all "Obama dictatorship" and FEMA death-camp.
You see, they are trained to hate and fear COLOUR - not power, which they adore.
Yes, there lot of complex large-scale issues involving in the middle class these days. I'm not disagreeing with any of that.
I'm just talking about the article that was posted.
US manufacturing jobs moved overseas in droves in the 80s and 90s. That trend was pointed to, quite correctly, as having a huge negative impact on the middle class. Due to macroeconomic changes, those jobs are starting to come back to the US. People who had no income yesterday, now have some income today. They are now spending money and participating in the economy. That is a good thing.
I wish that minimum wage was $25 and everyone was in a union, and all the good liberal stuff. But the fact is that the higher the total cost of US employees to employers, the more attractive foreign labor is. That's not a political opinion. That's an economic fact.
And my thesis committee - "Ballistic properties of early 21-century office furniture and of Executive personalities: an exoteric analysis"
That does not make it a campaign.
So you don't know what a "platform" is? Cool. Have a good day.
I submitted my previous post to soon. You could dismiss one Congressman as not representative of the party.
So here is the official 2014 platform of the Republican Party of Texas.
Minimum Wage Repeal- We believe the Minimum Wage Law should be repealed.
Prevailing Wage Law- We urge Congress to repeal the Prevailing Wage Law and the Davis
Workers Compensation- We urge the Legislature to resist making workers’ compensation
mandatory for all Texas employers
Exaggerate much? Republicans don't want to get rid of the minimum wage.
You should try paying attention.
"I think it's outlived its usefulness," said Rep. Joe Barton of Texas. "It may have been of some value back in the Great Depression. I would vote to repeal the minimum wage."
On on Slashdot could an increase in manufacturing jobs be used as evidence of "middle class collapse".
Woz was very brilliant but he wasn't very practical.
Steve Jobs was a genius in his own right, but not necessarily the hacker/engineer of Woz -- but he worked very closely with design engineers.
His name is on hundreds of patents and that's not because he sat back and just signed them.
Woz alone would never have created anything like Apple, and Steve Jobs without Woz could not have either -- in life, we can't be good at everything, and it's a perfect storm if you can find people who can help you where you are weak.
But don't compare Jobs to Balmer -- that's unfair and ridiculous.
He just followed Bill Gates example;
Step #1, Join a group of geeks creating Basic
Step #2, Copyright their openly shared work and then sue them.
Step #3, Hire a hacker to steal CP/M and reelable the drive letters, then repeat the "steal IP and then sue them" procedure
Step #4, Repeat the taking of other's ideas and then buy their stock when it collapses then stop suing yourself.
Step #5, Act like a good lawyer repeatedly and have everyone call you a geek.
Step #6, Retire in luxury and donate some money to some causes instead of pointing out that a thousand other millionaires might have allowed other people to feel achievement rather than put someone on a pedestal who was just a savvy predatory capitalist.
What the shit?
Your reading comprehension is seriously terrible. See the other replies for details about why you're an idiot.
as my History professors and English professors were.
I am a big Scalzi fan and have loved every bit of his fiction that I have read - except for Redshirts. So I don't get it either, but a lot of people love it. A TV show will come of it and that escapes me as well. Apparently we are just not in touch with something a lot of other people see in it.