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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: SCOTUS anti mask tension

Posted: Today, 6:23 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 246


I read the story and can't help but think this whole thing seems to turn on questions of precise wording, and the possibility of someone either misspeaking or being misunderstood. Precise wording is everything in the law, but less so in journalism. How much precision do you need when all three prin...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Emergence of a Deadly Coronavirus

Posted: Yesterday, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 7,870
Views: 150,542


^^^ key phrase from the article, IMHO:
Quote:
I think if we do it right


We never do. It's worldwide. Someone, somewhere, will ()&*^&* things up enough to affect the path.

Sorry for the pessimism.

Still, it has to transform into endemic someday. Inevitable, really.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Classic Rocker Meat Loaf dead at 74

Posted: Yesterday, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 311


In the late Seventies the movie audience would dress up and act out in the theater to "Rocky Horror" (like throw rice at the wedding scene). A friend in college was paid a few bucks a night by a movie theater to ...drive his little moped down the aisle of the movie theater in the middle o...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Prince Andrew's titles & patronages revoked.

Posted: Yesterday, 9:00 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 1,317


Oh dear, a former maid of Prince Andrew doesn't paint a very nice picture of him https://www.news.com.au/entertainment/celebrity-life/royals/former-palace-maid-spills-on-prince-andrews-entitled-demands/news-story/de6a4f333b55090f4e154915d0258d34 I suspect most of the royal family are out of touch w...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: SCOTUS anti mask tension

Posted: Yesterday, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 246


I read the story and can't help but think this whole thing seems to turn on questions of precise wording, and the possibility of someone either misspeaking or being misunderstood. Precise wording is everything in the law, but less so in journalism. The moment Sotormayor said everything was good betw...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 10:02 pm 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


You know, I've often critiqued Ayn Rand for her brutal writing style and need to beat the reader over the head with her points for hundreds of pages at a time, but this thread is making me think maybe she had her reasons. I think there is a good amount of "I wish this was the way things were&q...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


Rent will always only be what the market will bare The same applies to those that complain about why rent is too high in an area. There is always someone out there who can pay an amount of rent to sustain the market price. If the asking amount for rent is really too high, it will stay unrented unti...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 19 Jan 2022, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


Another stupid thing landlords do (here) is use their purchase price and mortgage costs as justification for rent prices. Example: I just paid $2M for those house, mortgage on $1.6M is $6,500/mo, so since I need to get a return on the whole thing rent is $9,000. Umm, no one Fing cares how much you ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Prince Andrew's titles & patronages revoked.

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 5:47 am 

Replies: 75
Views: 1,317


You're locked into outdated ways of thinking when it comes to relationships. If I heard your apple analogy in real life, I'd get up and walk away; it's offensive. I realize the whole Royal thing is outdated, but remember that Harry is now too far down the line of succession to have to conform. I fe...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: A British Man Is Shocked When The Queen Commissions Him

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 2:20 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 212


Solar is good.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 1:58 am 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


I don't know; I'm not inside their heads. But do you have a better theory that fits the evidence? These are supposed liberals, I'm the evil capitalist, and I'm saying "yes, tax the rich!" and being ignored... Pragmatic me says that taxing the rich is never going to happen. You can try, an...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 1:53 am 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


I personally think the real time scheduling really messed the model up. And condescending attitudes can be a huge killer. I was trying to figure out what she thought it would cost, and how she got there; did she think nannies lived under bridges? I strongly believe that when you hire someone under ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 1:18 am 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


Hm ... I see the small ethnic family restaurants as a very different business. It is an effective business model, and they don't always under-price; the popular ones that market price make really nice profits. The family members get something from the environment that a non-family business can neve...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 1:01 am 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


In my experience, its more the later. You propose the work you want done, and ask what the price would be. You accept their price or you don't; some potential employers counter. Some service providers take the counter. It all depends. That's the thing though, if I don't have any takers at my price,...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Why Increasing Minimum Wage is Meaningless

Posted: 18 Jan 2022, 12:41 am 

Replies: 191
Views: 2,193


But most illegal immigrants do come from places where what they expect from that housing is less, and are willing to live with a lot more people per square foot - if any their landlords will let them (which landlords usually don't). You know, there's another interesting facet there that I came up a...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Prince Andrew's titles & patronages revoked.

Posted: 17 Jan 2022, 10:20 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 1,317


But on the other hand Kate took on the role of representing the Royals with grace despite being born a Commoner. I was hopeing that Meagan would be another Kate but she has yet to prove to have that kind of whatever it is Kate has (grace or charisma?). We shall see. But I can see how a person could...
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