tkhayes

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  1. https://www.businessinsider.com/nyc-restaurant-industry-thriving-after-15-dollar-minimum-wage-2019-8?fbclid=IwAR20qZHb5XaEL1jYj9EveLWItn5CPK8TfvAy0FCtUyNX18OHS-gUZWY7yOE contrary to the Forbes report/article earlier. And oddly, 3 CA cities are used as data in this article, also contradicting the Forbes story: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2018-09-07/minimum-wage-increases-didnt-impact-jobs-in-6-us-cities-study-shows
  2. geez, comments like these were mindless 10 years ago and still mindless today. good to see some have evolved. No one is asking for more guns laws that make it illegal to shoot someone... and you are actually smart enough to know that is not the issue but you deliberately choose to be obtuse and pretend to be dumb about the actual issues that on the table. I always wonder about that sort of behavior... are people who make mindless comments asking the rest of the forum to treat them as if they are dumb? Or is it just deliberate trolling? Or do they actually have no way to discuss the issues of say, background checks, who has guns (i.e.mental illness), how guns are stored, training requirements and needs, and the actual sampling of the issues and the laws that the majority of Americans are asking for? Just curious.... Did you wear your seatbelt today and did you stop at a red light? I mean such an overbearing government intrusion into your freedom and your rights.....
  3. https://www.aftermath.com/content/accidental-shooting-deaths-statistics/ - A lot. 2500 'child' deaths in 2014, and 13500 injuries. that's just 0-19 years of age As in any accidental death, like swimming pool drownings, setting fire to your house, driving a car, falling into a machine, having something fall on you.... we actually examine the causes, study the cause/effect/correlation and quite often take actions, often via legislation, to improve the safety of those things.... except for gun deaths. For them... we do absolutely fucking nothing. It's called 'regulation' when we do take actions and in almost every facet of other accidents it has resulted in a decrease in deaths and accidents. again, except with guns.... because we do not do that - or anything
  4. apparently yes, it is necessary. Assumptions that all people that are trans have their organs removed or altered to match their identity are simply inaccurate. There are a lot of factors in those decisions.... the most important one being an individuals choice to make decisions regarding their own bodies.... ...just as an example
  5. As if ANY of this banter will make any difference. We already know all this stuff. water off a ducks back. Mueller so far has had no effect on him. Being a sexual predator so far has had no effect on him. No tax returns thus far has had no effect on him. His charity was shut down as a corrupt organization and has had zero effect on him so far. Pointing out that he cannot talk or is a clueless buffoon are minor offenses compared to the stuff we already have. Trump wins in 2020 unless the democrats put someone up that can beat him. And that person will have to 'speak to the people' at least in part the way Trump does and address at least SOME of the issues that he is talking about Because 'murica....
  6. simple enough solution. Single Payer Universal healthcare for all. paid for through the tax base by everyone, and the govt controls the pricing, payments, drug prices. Legislated and done.
  7. simple enough solution. Single Payer Universal healthcare for all. paid for through the tax base by everyone, and the govt controls the pricing, payments, drug prices. Legislated and done.
  8. The right wing was all over Obama for the 'apology tours' as they are called. Of course, Trump wanting to suck every dictator's dick seems to be good policy.....
  9. No doubt... all at the direction of the President himself. I wonder how much longer Trump supporters can stand there and claim they are patriotic Americans when the election process was undoubtedly compromised by criminals... Oh that's right... it's their team, so it's OK..
  10. great timeline https://time.graphics/line/189364?fbclid=IwAR1CLPpOgT5ljs0agKmFIV3cehvrRgNWTnayb4zGyNLDgbA3Y1dJ2bVtOvw
  11. Trump is never going to resign. He is the very definition of the narcissistic sociopath. I have said it a dozen times before. He will not resign because that personality type has never done anything wrong in his lifetime according to his own dysfunctional internal brain-works. I am not sure that he would even leave if impeached and told to leave. Of course that is a pipe dream anyway since Congress abandoned their responsibilities to the country and the constitution a long time ago and we are only reaping the benefits of that now.
  12. that is true, but it will not be from some constitutional ideology differences or right versus left. It will be a French Revolution event based on wealth and opportunity inequality.
  13. More reflection of the teachings of jebus from Ron
  14. what men will do to get laid. what hookers will do for money
  15. Hence why I said it was a philosophical question… So at what point or how exactly do you measure the success of the republic if for example, let’s say half of the population lives in poverty or the economic and social structures begin to collapse. Are you still going to stand behind the constitutional republic that you say is supporting the people? Again philosophical. Even at the end of Germany’s reign in 1945, surely there were still Germans that felt that they were on the path to success and everything that they were doing was right, even though it ended with the distruction of the country.
  16. assuming that we only exist to support the constitutional republic as opposed to supporting the people that make up the constitutional republic. philosophical question, yes, but what is a country about if it is not about the people that are in it? Or do you put the ideology of a republic above the lives of the people in it? sounds kind of fucking creepy actually..... third Reich type of stuff... country above all else.....
  17. The cost is a good way for the 'common sense gun law lobby' to address the problem. I took a guess that the Parkland shooting would cost $100M and was summarily dismissed that the idea was stupid and over the top by a lot of pro-gun folks. this confirms that I am probably not far off the mark. It is no different that traffic accidents... society ends up paying for it one way or the other. Car accidents are mostly covered through insurance and through fuel taxes, But additional costs like lawsuits and courts eat away at the American taxpayer. 2nd amendment might get in the way of recouping the costs of gun violence from those that own and use guns. But it would be a start.
  18. https://preview.redd.it/3hmio2860jm11.jpg?width=960&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=280436c7b50c1be49531119c82fbf84fbf009058
  19. we could have gotten more for the $200m by bribing congress with that money to actually address the faulty immigration policies we have..... the entire CBP budget is $14B/year.... think of what they could do if they have 2B a year more, but instead, we fucking blow money throwing troops around to do absolutely NOTHING, accomplish absolutely NOTHING, effect NO CHANGE, cause NO effect, and do NO good at all. ANYONE who stands here and tosses around $200M as a pittance, and therefore 'ok with it' is not any american that i want to know or anyone I want to befriend. For decades we have heard nothing but outrage and screaming from the right about wasting money and government spending and how much Obama spent on this and that.... fucking crickets here.... hypocrites, every fucking one of you That money would put thousands of students through college, would build hospitals for veterans, would build roads and bridges and it is unbelievable and pretty much treasonous to spend money on the military for political gains. If there ever was a reason to impeach a president, this one tops all of it. Trump is fucking prat. a twat.... a pillock, a moppet. And congress has zero balls, (not even balls - since they actually support all of it) so we are destined to see RonD's dream of an autocracy pretending to be a democracy in place soon as the checks and balances are moot and done for.
  20. ahem....bullshit....ahem.... chocolate and broccoli are not the only choices in life.
  21. god cannot possibly know your heart if he gave you free will.
  22. just because you are not aware of growth does not mean that it does not exist. It is on the rise, and significantly in recent years. Partly because of a black president for 8 years, and now partly because of a president who often endorses them. we are too quick to lump all hate groups into one 'neo-nazi' compartment. There are white supremacists, Nazis, Semitics, racists, christian terrorists, Islamic terrorists and a hundred shades in between all these groups. They are all scum and hopefully some leadership at the top someday will help drive them back under the rocks from whence they came. https://www.wfla.com/news/pasco-county/pasco-based-white-supremacist-gang-members-charged-in-gun-drug-ring/1601635451 - recently in my back yard.