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Posted by NeoConvict
06 Dec 2013, 1:42 am

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I started my working career in fast food at 15 years of age. Made 3.75 an hour slinging tacos at the local Taco Bell. It was phyically demanding, greasy, nasty work with impacted my health and complexion. Worked there for two years, promoted to management after 9 months. I learned life lessons and business skills that still serve me to this day. How to deal with problem co workers, how to prepare profit and loss ledgers, how to balance a business budget. No one at my store used the job as the primary/sole income to support a family. Most of the employees were highschool and college students who worked for extra cash. The few that had families had second and third jobs.

Minimum wage is almost $8 an hour. If someone were to take two jobs at that rate they would be pretty comfortably middle class. The minimum wage is not enough to support a family with 40 hours of work. It is not designed to be. Raising the rate to $15 an hour would harm the people its intended to help. Those with low/no job skills would not be given the chance to learn basic work practices. If I were the owner of a store and had to pay $15 an hour, any cook I hired would have years of experience. Any front of house staff would be skinny, young, flirtatious and female. The inexperienced and/or unattractive would suffer.

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Posted by NeoConvict
06 Dec 2013, 1:53 am

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golfboy » Yesterday, 5:33 pm wrote:
I wonder what Obama would if a group of TEA Partiers walked into his office, started singing anti-Obamacare songs, and wouldn't leave...


Gitmo. Indefinate Detention is now a Presidential power.

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Posted by NeoConvict
06 Dec 2013, 2:12 am

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MotherJonses » 3 minutes ago wrote:
Str8tEdge » 11 minutes ago wrote:
MotherJonses » 1 minute ago wrote:

You got it right. If money means more than love you are doing it wrong.


You should know. :LOL: Glad to hear Hannibal got off his ass and finally got a job.


Are you actually going to try and make fun of me for thinking the man I married, the father of my children, is more important than money? Seriously?

You are pretty fucked up nurse Rachett. I pity whoever might care about you, for they will never be more important than the pieces of paper in your wallet.

I love him, and would support him for the rest of my life if I had too. That is what love actually is.



Finanical issues and fiscal infidelity kill more marriages and relationships than any other factor. I loved my first wife more than money, I did not divorce her the first time she hid forclosure notices and cashed checks I made out to the mortgage company to blow on garbage. Did not leave when we lost our home. 3 years later, when I was being sued by five different credit card companies collections agencies, for cards I never opened or knew existed; a line was crossed.

Its great to say that love is more important than money. The fact is dishonesty is more powerful than love and people are frequently dishonest about finances.

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06 Dec 2013, 2:21 am

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MotherJonses » 17 minutes ago wrote:
golfboy » Today, 2:00 pm wrote:
Does dismembering babies in their mother's womb fall under being "physically aggressive"?


Well, maybe if more people followed Christ like the article says there would be less of a need to do such horrible things.

I may be pro-choice, but I do not like abortion. As a realist I know that making something illegal does not stop it.


Sorry but Pro Choice Christian seems as oxymoronic as Zionist Muslim or Jew Loving Nazi.

Reminds me of a funny story though. While driving down the street we pass a chuch called The Church of the Nazerene. Daughter asked if that is where Nazis go to church. World history is not her strongest subject.

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06 Dec 2013, 2:37 am

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MotherJonses » 7 minutes ago wrote:
A socialist would have forced a NHS system.
A socialst would have taxed the hell out of the uber-wealthy.



The Affordable Healthcare Act is designed to implode the private health insurance market and force NHS. Its obvious to anyone that looks, the law is designed to fail spectacularly and in a fashion the only recourse will be Universal government managed health care.

Obama has not had a budget passed during the duration of his terms in office. To increase taxes one must pass a budget. You cannot say that Obama has not proposed budgets that would tax the hell out of those making over $250K a year because he has.

Obama is a Left of center President with some scary beliefs about the unbridled power of the executive. Some of his beliefs about executive powers almost border on facist.

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06 Dec 2013, 2:47 am

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Ah got it.

Well #11 should be support elective murder of the born and unborn. I do not understand pro war Christians any more than I understand pro abortion Christians.

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06 Dec 2013, 3:35 am

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Brattle Street » 17 minutes ago wrote:
NeoConvict » 28 minutes ago wrote:

Sorry but Pro Choice Christian seems as oxymoronic as Zionist Muslim or Jew Loving Nazi.
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In your zeal to facilitate fancifying the form with overblown hyperbolic analogies, you have neglected your responsibility to content.

"Denominations with official and long-standing pro-choice positions include the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Episcopal Church, the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, and Reform and Conservative Judaism. These organizations have a diversity of views about abortion and recognize it as a morally complex decision that must be made by the person most affected--the woman."

http://www.beliefnet.com/News/2003/01/T ... oice.aspx#


Do you want to take a guess at what those numbers add up to? You may consider altering your analogy to: Pro Choice is to Christian as March is to Lion


Most of those are not against abortions that are medically required. I myself have no issue with it when circumstances require a dead or dying fetus to be removed or a pregancy ended to save the life of the mother. Most of those church groups take issue with medically unnecessary abortions.

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Posted by NeoConvict
06 Dec 2013, 6:48 am

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golfboy » 02 Dec 2013, 6:25 pm wrote:
Cannonpointer » 2 minutes ago wrote:

No, just from the states they want to make sales in.

Most retailers, even small stores have websites where you can buy product online.
Now the retailer will be responsible to reporting sales to every state where someone purchases online.


Only NewYork so far. That is fine with me as my business of selling ecigs and flavored Nic juices is already practically outlawed in the State. No big loss for me but if this trend continues to other States the results could be devastating.

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06 Dec 2013, 7:54 am

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Cannonpointer » Today, 5:12 am wrote:

That is just ignorant of Christ. You DO know that Christianity is built around the life and teaching of CHRIST, yes?

YHVH was about compulsion, the law, punishment, retribution, prio restraint. IOW, he was a contard.

Jesus Christ was about CHOICE, not chains. He was a liberal.



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I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." He did not say "Oh and good buddhists, well meaning athiests, da Muslims can also get there if they try really really hard. Free choice man! He made some pretty polarizing statements that left little wiggle room. Christ is the only way to salvation according to the words of Christ Himself.

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Posted by NeoConvict
06 Dec 2013, 8:27 am

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Obamacare is designed to fail and take the private insurance industry with it. You will get your single payer system, its unfortunate all the lies, subterfuge and likely deaths that will take place on the road to this socialist milestone. Also unfortunate will be the countless lives lost while waiting for treatment under rationed care.

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