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Comment What about Banks (Score 4, Insightful) 98

Well they have been going after the Backpage for 10 years, so I guess at this stage they are just throwing it against the wall and hoping for a judge that will let it stick.

Besides considering how complacent they have been with banks and money laundering drug money and tax evasion, it seems that this is just low hanging fruit by comparison.

Comment Re:Netflix has a unique and obvious strategy. (Score 1) 193

I know it's mostly not Netflix fault their movie selection is crap. But honestly I'd probably pay twice as much if I had a real selection of movies where I had a reasonably good chance that the movie I wanted to see was included.

I don't understand what you are complaining about, cable companies want you to pay 5 to 10 times as much and don't give you a real selection of movies either!

Comment Re:Union played hardball and lost (Score 5, Insightful) 474

I don't get this attitude that Unions destroy everything, was management sitting on their hands. Looking into shenanigans of management.

  • Leaving the original bankruptcy(in 2004) in greater debt than before
  • Unable to fix operations after 8 years!
  • Giving themselves raises before the bankruptcy(2011), While
  • Offering to drastically cut pensions and benefits for unions

The raises management gave themselves right before the bankruptcy

Brian Driscoll, CEO, around $750,000 to $2,550,000
Gary Wandschneider, EVP, $500,000 to $900,000
John Stewart, EVP, $400,000 to $700,000
David Loeser, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
Kent Magill, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
Richard Seban, EVP, $375,000 to $656,256
John Akeson, SVP, $300,000 to $480,000
Steven Birgfeld, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000
Martha Ross, SVP, $240,000 to $360,000
Rob Kissick, SVP, $182,000 to $273,008

Comment Re:The Taste must have been fired also (Score 2) 474

I never really ate Hostess products, but the new company is not making a fresh product anymore. They consolidated everything to 3 plants and freeze it for delivery. What they are selling is not exactly the same, whether that is enough to reduce their sales is something else so we have to wait and see.

Comment Re:Luddites? (Score 1) 1052

Your kidding right? They are is still a person, no matter how rich they are, they can only eat so many whoppers in a day. Just because they are rich does mean that they drastically increase the percentage of their income that is spent on food, or housing, or entertainment compared to another person. They are just going to accumulate money that they can never spend on anything for themselves.

Comment Re:Is there a list of specific oil/gas subsidies? (Score 1) 530

How about the trillion dollars plus we spent to invade Iraq, or the money we spend to keep Isreal and Saudi Arabia happy and Iran contained? If the business of oil was not in these areas we literally not care.

Not all subsidies are about giving dollars to a specific individuals.

Comment He is commiting a Crime (Score 1) 339

I am surprised no one has turned around for suing him for posting a sex tape without consent. It is not like he has a signed release from these people, even if it is in public. It is the equivalent of girlfriend revenge porn sites. Just because you have a video does not give you a license to post it on the internet.

Comment Re:May spur automation (Score 2) 940

It is a 50% raise over the 6 next years! That would mean about a 8.2% increase per year. That is faster than inflation but considering the minimum wage has gone from,

  • 2002 : 6.75

  • 2007 : 7.50 (11.1 percent increase in 5 years)

  • 2008 : 8.00 (6.7 percent increase in 1 year)

  • 2014 : 9.00 (12.5 percent increase in 6 years)

  • 2016 : 10.00 (11.5 percent increase in 2 years)

California has been fairly good in increase the minimum wage but it most years barely kept pace with inflation. The proposed increases are not drastically higher.

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