Why the Minimum Wage should be abolished
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Feb 20, 2018 - 10:10am
Why the Minimum Wage should be abolished

My advice to anyone that enters a discussion on minimum wage is to avoid the back and forth that occurs regarding the calculation of jobs lost versus the benefit of higher wages.  It’s a losing argument because anyone that employees someone at the minimum wage is likely profiting from that person, otherwise the job would have already been terminated. Instead focus on the jobs that will never materialize.    For example, while on vacation in Jamaica I played tennis and much to my surprise, the court came with a ball boy.  I’ve played tennis my whole life and never once has a court come with a ball boy.  Based on how much nicer tennis is with a ball boy than without, it dawned on me, there is only one reason courts in America don’t have ball boys…the minimum wage.  From grocery baggers t…

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Untraceable DIY

The following are a few more story corrections (that sadly will not be seen) regarding a recent  on untraceable DIY "Ghost Guns":   1) "The weapons are untraceable" I'm sure both my credit card used to purchase the kit and the website have my address and email.    2) "Unregulate…

Feb 20, 2018 - 9:29am
 
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Why Conservatives Are Liberals Secret Weapon

We live in the age of victims. Politics is all about fostering the sense of being a victim.   This is the age of victims, the era of victims. Modern people all see themselves as victims – even conservatives. That is the whole concept behind politics, that is what drives it. Politicians pa…

Feb 20, 2018 - 6:16am
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Regarding really solving school violence:

I have a simple, easy-to-do proposal that will immediately reduce school violence: stop compulsory school attendance.   There is clearly a segment of the population that doesn't want to go to school. This kid Cruz was reported to beat his head against the wall when his adoptive parents tried to…

Feb 19, 2018 - 7:44pm
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  • - Feb 20, 2018 - 12:30pm
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13 RUSSIANS, A POEM

    13 Russians under my bed there’s got to be three that really are red   Those Commie Pinkos are at it again Trying to topple all of we Americans   Oh no you don’t hack our elections We can do that by having no selections   One asshole is as…

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:09pm
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The Persuasion Machine of Silicon Valley

Last Saturday, CBC TV aired a documentary called . I recommend everyone who is concerned about the state of democracy and its future spend the hour to watch it. If you can't, here is my synopsis.   This documentary explains how the Trump campaign team used Facebook to win the election.   …

Feb 19, 2018 - 12:04pm
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Reset will come one way or another

What did you expect with a Keynsian / NIRP (negative interest rate policy) system that is used to extract worth from people and keep them in their low life positions than the elites?   Funniest part? You have no way to halt it except through extreme policies of poverty that will cause the popul…

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:33am
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Mass Instability & Guns

The blame centers on poorly designed psychology and psychiatry.  Some people might want to blame the current social, societal, and cultural state of affairs. However, these mass tragedies are mainly symptomatic of a troubled mental health system intertwined with a sometimes-helpless justice sys…

Feb 19, 2018 - 10:04am
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The Checkist

is a made in Russia 1992 movie about the Bolshevik Revolution. This is a historical film (compare with Schindlers List*), not a pure fiction. The movie consists of the three things that characterize the Bolshevik Revolution in action: (1)people waiting in line to be shot, (2)people being shot and (…

Feb 19, 2018 - 6:55am
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Steeled For Murder

by KM Rockwood http://kmrockwood.webs.com/ Plot Just trying to make his life the best he can after being in prison for close to twenty years, Jesse Damon has found a good job at a steel fabrication plant. Unfortunately, he runs afoul of a murder and the cops eye him as the number one suspect. When …

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:53pm
 
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Making up words, a computer can't obsessivize

I love to make up words. I've loved to do this since I was a kid and had hearing problems. I don't think a computer could make up words that make sense. It could put roots together, like a gardener splicing things together, but I don't believe it could do what I do.    Rasputum was one. It…

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:34pm
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Computers, Credibility, and Cyberspace

Special investigator Robert Mueller secured indictments for three Russian companies and thirteen Russian citizens with “a widespread effort to interfere with the  2016 presidential election,” according to Saturday’s Wall Street Journal.  The Russians had a “strategi…

Feb 18, 2018 - 3:03pm
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Human Sexuality - some thoughts.

Human Sexuality - Well in the wake of Weinstein this is a bit of a thorny subject that appears to be in a state of flux. But I thought it was worth putting in a few pennyworth of random thoughts.   a. I think human sexual behaviour is naturally more similar to that of Bonobos than that of other…

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:09pm
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The trucking industry has a serious problem

A lot of guys try to get out of trucking because it is a crummy life. They get out for lower pay but a better life. Our mechanic and oiler both used to drive and got out for a lower wage.   Low wages drove white boys out of agriculture, not the hard work. Stoop labor needs to pay by the bushel …

Feb 18, 2018 - 10:09am
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On Guns Abortion and Civil War II

Learn these facts. For fear of retaliation from the emerging minority majority, Americans will never peacefully give up their guns. For distrust of their government, Americans will never peacefully give up their guns.  Seeing how the minority groups in Arab countries dominate the majority, Amer…

Feb 18, 2018 - 8:46am
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THE DEMOCRAP COMEDY SHOW

The Democrap world, is fashioned on the Cartoon shows of the 60's. If things go wrong, it is because others are conspiring to wreck your good ideas. They are aided in their delusion by the trickle downs, who evolved from Republicans who believed everybody should have a chance.   Trumpty Dumpty …

Feb 18, 2018 - 2:19am
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The Devil's Advocate

Greetings from the Abyss, my name is James Travil, but my friends call me JT. I am an active member of the Church of Satan.   I'm a lot of other things as well, but people who don't know me most often ask about my religion when they find out what it is. Actually a good deal of people just ASSu…

Feb 18, 2018 - 1:34am
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Trickle Up Economics

I hear a lot about income disparity, the widening gap between rich and poor, the loss of the middle class, and the notion that wealth redistribution is a right and proper function of government.  There are grandiose notions about eliminating poverty and world hunger, spouted by the super-rich a…

Feb 18, 2018 - 12:05am
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THAT WILL SHOW THEM!

  THAT WILL SHOW THEM!   Funny how this works. Not 12, not 14,  were indicted for manipulating social media to promote social division by mimicking grassroots political activity. All in favor of Trump?   So 13? Remember 9/11? Symbolically in your mind the sequence 911 = emergen…

Feb 17, 2018 - 4:38pm
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In Praise of Snow Plows

I live on a state highway, so I generally wait to shovel my front sidewalk until after the plows have gone through. (Okay, the neighbor's been snow blowing my front sidewalk, having apparently taken pity on me. Something about those agonized groans and clutching at my back. The easiest way to make p…

Feb 17, 2018 - 3:08pm
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SENEGAL-TRACKER NO. 4...MEANWHILE...

As I wrote yesterday, we had that dusty wind which almost flooded the front parlor - kind of Sahara light here. Today it was a bit better, but it's kind of dry and very warm, and it's not really a pleasure to go outside, at least for someone like me who isn't used to such.   After three weeks …

Feb 17, 2018 - 1:03pm
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War & Peace

"The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected." Sun Tzu    is an interesting article on US Strategy.  I  have no place co…

Feb 17, 2018 - 12:36pm
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The market is supported by money printing

The tax breaks and the increase deficit spending along with a market correction are not mutualy exclusive. The current equity market has not been supported by profits. It has been supported by money printing. There are traders in their THIRTIES that have never had to fade a trade or deal with a liqu…

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:43am
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