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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

would you then agree that its important to help folks both with fish _and_ fish poles?

Yes. That is in fact precisely how I feel about it. Teaching 'em how to use the pole is right in there as well.

terrific. we agree.

It's awful how entitlement programs are designed to self-perpetuate by cutting off recipients when they just begin to get their shit together.

i think you have causality exactly backwards here. i doubt we'll agree on this point though, so lets move on.

do you think too much fish can be a factor in demotivating people from learning to use the fish pole?

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

agreed.

would you then agree that its important to help folks both with fish _and_ fish poles?

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

It would be hard for them to see the value in it, from where they're standing.

indeed it would be if the minimum wage was enough to subsist at a level they've been conditioned to think was sufficient.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

you get no argument from me about messed up education system. but minimum wage is no way to deal with the fallout of it.

also, in all honesty, how hard would it be for someone with an ounce of personal responsibility to take few classes from a local community college and get a more gainful employment than minimum wage? or, spend few weeks in a library?

its the proverbial "fish vs fish pole" thing.

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

you'd have to subsidize much more than just health if $400/wk was to provide for 4 people.

allow me to propose an alternative.

how about spending 6-18 months to develops marketable skills before starting a family? too much to ask?

about a week ago
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States That Raised Minimum Wage See No Slow-Down In Job Growth

zr Re:10.10 per hour (778 comments)

so.. what you're saying is, as long as one has a job, skilled or not, they should be able to afford to live comfortably and support up to four people?

thats a great utopia if you can find it, but i'm not sure it exists on this planet..

about a week ago
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Can the Multiverse Be Tested Scientifically?

zr Re:String theory is not science (147 comments)

Math most certainly isn't a natural science, since it doesnt depend on nature for evidence.

Math most certainly is a science since it does depend on evidence same as any other discipline based on the scientific method.

I modded Rosyna's commend insightful because while technically somewhat inaccurate, she (or he) is making an insightful point that string theory is at this stage of its development is much more about math than about empirical evidence.

about a week ago
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Leaked Build of Windows 9 Shows Start Menu Return

zr Re:Jesus Wept (346 comments)

do i wish i had mod points, this needs to be modded up

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re: kickbacks? sheesh.. (70 comments)

if i misunderstood your statement, please accept my apologies.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (70 comments)

so a school with 30 laptops per class doesnt have the funding to buy a $400 router per class? so we have to throw $10k/year at them just to avoid engaging common sense?

we're already outspending nearly every western nation, how's that working out?

all i'm saying is lets _think_ before we spend.

its telling that this idea gets flagged as flame bait and troll..

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re: kickbacks? sheesh.. (70 comments)

i have no opinion of you, as i don't know you. i only have opinion of what you've said. if i misunderstood that in some way i apologize.

you invited me to "deal with it" where as i've zero problem with unions competing on the open market same as any other corporation. which was my point.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re:Amazing how little money this is... (70 comments)

$10k per school per year to improve wifi is nothing??

i get your point that the other guy is worse but come on, this isn't "nothing".

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re: kickbacks? sheesh.. (70 comments)

notion that unions can't survive in fair competition confuses you? well.. i'm not surprised :)

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re: kickbacks? sheesh.. (70 comments)

except they're monopolies and people like you rationalize against emergence of competition like charter schools.

otherwise let unions compete for work and workers, perfectly fine by me.

now YOU deal with it.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (70 comments)

wifi setup requires hardly any maintenance. 1-2 headcount per school district at most. chances are they already have admins on staff. a little training is all that might be needed.

or contract a private shop to maintain wifi infrastructure.

any way you look at this $$ it can't possibly be justified except that it will be spent lining politicians pockets.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (70 comments)

right, but this bill is only funding wifi improvements.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re:kickbacks? sheesh.. (70 comments)

i'm not in a union and have no interest in joining, my job is fine. i was never unemployed for more than 2 months (following my arrival here, i couldn't speak english then).

more over i emigrated a country that was TOTALLY unionized. the only thing protected was mediocre performance and pay.

so with all due respect, tell your happy union stories to someone who doesnt know what a union is.

unions are the reason i can't find a decent school for my son and there is a lottery to get into a union-free charter school.

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr Re:Why - why $1 billion a year? (70 comments)

this is a subsidy for _internal_ networks

about two weeks ago
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FCC Approves Subsidy Plan to Upgrade School and Library Networks

zr kickbacks? sheesh.. (70 comments)

i wonder how many politicians and union hacks will get funded by this money?

about two weeks ago

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