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Comment: Re:My god you people need to think about economics (Score 1) 1073

by pubwvj (#49736251) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

Actually, Walmart pays good wages, has good benefits and is a nice place to work according to several people I know who work at the local Walmart store. My suspicion is that you're speaking out of ignorance and from mythical generalizations. Try using facts and understand the difference between income and assets.

Comment: Automation Drive (Score 1) 1073

by pubwvj (#49734487) Attached to: Los Angeles Raises Minimum Wage To $15 an Hour

Increasing the minimum wage will lead to employers looking to ways to minimize the high cost of labor. Automation such as voice recognition for order taking is one such example. Robots, even as simple as Siri, will take the low end jobs and then more people will be out of jobs and competing for the lowest paid jobs. Look at what happened in Detroit and other areas like that which now have very high unemployment rates. Government price fixing produces problems.

Comment: The Component Ph (Score 3, Funny) 335

by pubwvj (#49718445) Attached to: Stock Market Valuation Exceeds Its Components' Actual Value

The excess above the ratio is the percent of Hope called Ph not to be be confused with PhD or pH. This value of Ph represents optimism for the future and is directly correlated with the height of skirts above women's knees based on historical data related to how well the economy is performing.

Comment: Eat More Pastured Meat (Score 1) 372

by pubwvj (#49637497) Attached to: Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach New Monthly Record

Want to reduce carbon levels in the atmosphere?

Support your local pasture based farming. Raising livestock on pasture soaks up carbon, and nitrogen (legumes for free fertilizer), far better than crop land and provides a diverse ecosystem for wildlife. Best of all, get your pasture raised meat from small, local, family operations. Many small producers means better food security and helps keep your money in your local economy - an extra bonus.

Support your local sustainable forestry. Forests that are regularly harvested suck up a lot more carbon than those that go into maturity stagnation. Cutting trees and planting new trees, or just letting the regen do it, is a huge way to sequester carbon.

Both of these are things that sequester enormous amounts of carbon long term.

While you're at it, reduce your carbon footprint. Attack the problem at both ends.

Comment: Geoengineering would hurt some people (Score 1) 105

by pubwvj (#49597069) Attached to: Climatologist Speaks On the Effects of Geoengineering

Geoengineering would hurt some people. Global warming is good for some of us in the northern climates because it is giving us a longer growing season.

Note I'm not arguing about if it exists, but the reality is climate changed is a mixed bag that hurts some people and benefits other people depending on where you are. There are scientific papers about this. Thus any geoengineering to reverse climate change will also hurt some people and benefit others.

A better idea would be to focus on the real problems such as pollution, reducing waste, war, etc.

Comment: Re:Word Press? Wow! (Score 1) 89

by pubwvj (#49568087) Attached to: New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine

"I used to offer WordPress as blog engine to my users. Like .... 7 or 8 years ago. And half of my time was spent updating, upgrading, and cleaning up after WordPress."

Well there's your problem. WordPress 4.2.1 of 2015 is a totally different system than what you were using. It is now much easier to update, upgrade, clean and manage. Try it again.

Comment: discovered in the WordPress 4.2 (Score 2) 89

by pubwvj (#49567707) Attached to: New Zero Day Disclosed In WordPress Core Engine

"discovered in the WordPress 4.2 and earlier core engine"

WordPress is on version 4.2.1 and makes automatic nightly updates and if comment moderation is turned on fully and always then this is not an issue.

Keep up-to-date.
Moderate comments.

Both of these practices are good for other reasons.

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