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Re: Idiots of the world unite!

#151 Post by Anthropoid » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:50 pm

chijohnaok wrote:Off topic to the initial post in this thread, but the title thread aptly describes this gentleman:

Las Vegas Professor shot himself in arm to protest Trump

A longtime College of Southern Nevada sociology professor is facing felony gun charges in connection with an on-campus shooting on the second day of classes.

Mark J. Bird, 69, was charged last month with discharging a gun within a prohibited structure, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property, court records show. He was found bleeding from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his arm about 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 28 outside a bathroom in the Charleston campus K building.

Inside the bathroom, campus police found a $100 bill taped to a mirror along with a note that said, “For the janitor,” according to Bird’s arrest report. On the floor of the restroom was a black-and-white, .22-caliber pistol and one spent shell casing.
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https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/sho ... est-trump/
Ah the childish incoherence! Reminds me of my former colleagues :P

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#152 Post by chijohnaok » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:47 pm

https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2019/ ... imum-wage/
NYC Restaurants Slash Staff over $15 Minimum Wage

20 Jan 2019

New York City restaurants, feeling the pinch of trying to make ends meet, are slashing their staff after a state law that took effect at the end of 2018 is mandating restaurants with 11 or more workers to pay a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The legal minimum wage in New York City rose from $13 to $15 on December 31, 2018, giving workers a temporary hourly raise while forcing employers to cut those employees’ hours to make ends meet.

The wage hike is the city’s third since December 31, 2016, when the city’s minimum wage rose to $11 an hour.

The latest state-mandated minimum wage increase is being phased in across different parts of the state until 2021 when most of the state’s workers will receive a $15 an hour minimum wage.

Jon Bloostein, the operator of six New York City restaurants with 50 to 110 workers on the payroll at each, said the wage hike is “an immense cost” for his business to shoulder.

“We lost control of our largest controllable expense,” he told CBS News. “So in order to live with that and stay in business, we’re cutting hours.”

Bloostein said he has increased the prices on the restaurant menu and staggered employee start times to cut down on costs.



Previous minimum wage hikes in the city have forced restaurant owners to choose between raising their prices or closing their doors. One East Village restaurant, Angelica Kitchen, had to close after 40 years of being in business because of the increased labor costs.

Even though the city just instituted its $15 an hour minimum wage for most New York City employers, one New York Times columnist proposed that the city raise the minimum wage up to $33 an hour.
Even though the city just instituted its $15 an hour minimum wage for most New York City employers, one New York Times columnist proposed that the city raise the minimum wage up to $33 an hour.

This clown wants to to see NYC shut down.
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#153 Post by Anthropoid » Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:47 pm

Damn this woman was so lucky to recover in the end . . .

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#154 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:32 pm

Washington Post fact checks Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.....

Ocasio-Cortez’s misfired facts on living wage and minimum wage

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... f8be1dcbe0


She gets 3 Pinocchios

I found this little bit interesting:
Ocasio-Cortez is media-savvy and appears to have tried to preempt this fact-check shortly after we had a tense conversation with her spokesman. She tweeted: “Me: ‘I don’t think billionaires should concentrate wealth while employing people who are sleeping in cars working a zillion hours to survive.’ Next day: ‘That will be TEN PINOCCHIOS to Ocasio, “zillion” is not a number and I found someone who sleeps in a tent, not a car.’ ”
AOC is not happy when people start throwing "Facts" around.
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#155 Post by chijohnaok » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:13 pm

https://nypost.com/2019/03/30/the-new-m ... ant-scene/
The new minimum wage is killing NYC’s once-thriving restaurant scene

By Gregory Bresiger March 30, 2019 | 9:44pm | Updated

New York City restaurants are eliminating jobs, reducing employee hours and raising prices due to the higher costs of the $15-per-hour minimum wage.

A once-growing industry is contracting, according to an online survey conducted by the New York City Hospitality Alliance, an association representing restaurants in the city.

Last year, “full-service restaurants recorded a 1.6 percent job loss, which is the first recorded annual loss in two decades,” said Andrew Rigie, executive director of the trade group.

The survey also said about a third of respondents will eliminate jobs and most will raise prices this year because of the new $15-an-hour law backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other state officials, which took effect on Dec. 31, 2018.

A total of 76.5 percent of full-service restaurant respondents reduced employee hours, and 36 percent eliminated jobs in 2018, the survey said.

Also, 75 percent of limited-service restaurant respondents reported that they will reduce employee hours, and 53 percent will eliminate jobs in 2019 as a result of the wage increases, according to the survey.


The governor, through a spokeswoman, defended state policies: “All New Yorkers deserve to make a living wage and under the governor’s leadership, more minimum-wage workers than ever before have received an increase in their wages. The fact is that increasing the minimum wage puts more money in the pockets of hardworking New Yorkers, which creates more demand for local businesses and increases economic activity.”

A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t respond with a comment.

The Hospitality Alliance said, “The results of this survey, and other industry trends, signal that a once-growing industry responsible for hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in economic impact has become stagnant.”
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#156 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:32 am

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#157 Post by C_S » Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:46 pm

Watching these guys bust their asses makes me sad. I see them in very wealthy gated communities. The ppl who live there are extremely well off. They could easily afford to pay their lawn care guys 30 bns/hr. Like a dime out of their pocket. Instead they want the cheapest labor they can get. Those guys work their asses off for a pity of chips.

I want a wall built only to check who is coming in here. There are some bad hombres, and u can't let those guys in. There are also a lot of hard workers who want nothing more than a opportunity, and there is a lot of room here for ppl like that.
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#158 Post by chijohnaok » Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:33 pm

https://www.redstate.com/sister-toldjah ... -year-end/
Minimum Wage Hikes Claim More Victims as Sacramento Businesses Are Forced to Close by Year-End

Posted at 2:30 pm on December 17, 2019 by Sister Toldjah

We’ve written time and time again here about how the left’s “raise the wage” experiment has proved disastrous in liberal bastions across America, including in big cities like New York City, Seattle and San Francisco, and at large retail/food store chains like Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods – not to mention all the small businesses that have closed up shop along the way.

So it should come as no surprise to find out that when it comes to job losses and store closings that have happened as a result of liberals and their various “Fight for $15” campaigns, there is no end in sight.

The latest victims of mandated minimum wage increases come out of Sacramento, where several food establishments have announced closures in advance of 2020, when the minimum wage will rise to $13 an hour for companies that employee at least 26 people, and $12 an hour for those with less employees than that.

CBS Sacramento reports:

With California’s minimum wage set to increase on January 1, restaurants facing high rent and staffing costs said it’s a price they can’t afford, which is forcing some to close their doors.

“It’s bittersweet. It’s been 14 years. It’s been a good run,” said Phil Courey, the owner of Opa! Opa! Greek restaurant in East Sacramento.

[…]

When considering his operating costs, Courey said it is just unsustainable.

“The wages are definitely a heavy pressure on us,” he said. “About 40 grand a year every time they jack up the minimum wage.”


Another business in Sacramento has already closed their doors this month in response to the wage increase that will take effect next year.

Original Perry’s restaurant closed Sunday after 51 years in business. Owner Paul Fraga said it’s “rough” to do business in states like California:

“California is a rough state to do small business,” Fraga said. “They want everybody to make $20 an hour, but for the smaller guy, I can’t afford that.”


Sacto’s Fat City and Bar Cafe shut down in early November after being in business for 43 years. Fat Family Restaurant Group’s president Jerry Fat cited a decline in business and the “rising costs” of doing business in cities like Sacramento for why he was closing.

By January 2023, the minimum wage in California will be $15/hour across the board, so expect the layoffs and business closures to continue – and not just in Sacramento.
These are not new startup businesses that are shutting down, but ones that have been around for a decade, 4 decades, even more than 5 decades.
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#159 Post by chijohnaok » Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:16 pm

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Hey Vox....you didn't really think that Sept 11, 2019 article through very well, did you?

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