Profile

Cover photo
Franklin Stone
Works at Mah Family
Attended Valencia Community College
Lives in Sacramento, CA
3,265 followers|1,102,472 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
"When someone works for less pay than she can live on ... she has made a great sacrifice for you .... The 'working poor' ... are in fact the major philanthropists of our society. They neglect their own children so that the children of others will be cared for; they live in substandard housing so that other homes will be shiny and perfect; they endure privation so that inflation will be low and stock prices high. To be a member of the working poor is to be an anonymous donor, a nameless benefactor, to everyone."

(Barbara Ehrenreich. Nickle and Dimed: On not getting by in America, p. 221)
View original post
1
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
"In No State Can A Minimum Wage Worker Afford A One Bedroom Apartment"

[quoting] "a study by the National Low Income Housing Coalition:

"Rents for apartments have risen nationally for 23 straight quarters. As of the third quarter of 2014, rents were 15.2% higher than at the tail end of the Recession in 2009. Rising rents are an outcome of increased demand for rental housing. One recent study of 11 major cities found double-digit growth in the number of renters in nine of the 11 cities between 2006 and 2013. In the fourth quarter of 2014, the homeownership rate dropped to its lowest rate in twenty years and the rental vacancy rate fell to 7% as more households sought rental units. The downward pressure on vacancy rates directly impacts the rental housing market, making landlords less willing to offer rent concessions and more likely to increase rents. The tightening rental market has the most significant impact on low income renters.

[http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-22/no-state-can-minimum-wage-worker-afford-one-bedroom-apartment]

{"In Most Countries, 40 Hours + Minimum Wage = Poverty"  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-05-07/most-countries-40-hours-minimum-wage-poverty}

h/t: +Don C​
Earlier this month we learned that in 21 out of the 26 OECD member countries that have a minimum wage, working 40 hours per week at the pay floor would not be sufficient to keep one's family out of poverty. Now, we discover something even more shocking...
20 comments on original post
3
1
Caleb Davis's profile photo
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
Matthew J Price originally shared to Ex-religious:
 
"Most of these deaths are needless. A 1998 medical study analyzed cases of child mortality due to faith-based medical neglect and found that of the 172 deceased, 140 had conditions that would have been curable with a probability of greater than 90 percent, while another 18 would have been cured with a probability between 50 and 90 percent. All but three of the children would have been helped by real medical care."
As preventable diseases like measles and whooping cough are reappearing in the United States, many anti-vaxxers are re-evaluating their opposition to immunization, and others are questioning nonmedical exemptions from vaccine requirements. The California state Senate, for instance, just overruled a long-standing law that permitted parents with religious and philosophical reservations...
View original post
3
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The health of our planet depends on the health of our ocean.

“Overharvesting has been a huge problem. Fishers were catching five times more than what could be sustained…” WWF-Philippines Project Manager Mavic Matillano explains.

With 90% of fish stocks fully exploited or significantly depleted in the world, we must act fast to ease the pressure. Read this important photo story http://pand.as/1JctlOQ and help us raise awareness.
21 comments on original post
8
Dwayne Knight (Dark Cyberian Knight)'s profile photo
 
I think one thing we can do is plankton fertilization, which can play a part in restocking fisheries improving the environment and feeding people.
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
"Economic science, if it be a science, differs from other sciences in this, that there is no inevitable advance from less to greater certainity; there is no ruthless tracking down of truth which, once unbared, shall be truth to all time to a complete confusion of any contrary doctrine."

A. Gray (1931) The Development of Economic Doctrine 
27 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
3,265 people
SIMO TIZNIT's profile photo
Dy M.'s profile photo
krishno roy's profile photo
Pam Aungst's profile photo
Sophia Formidable's profile photo
Seema mishra's profile photo
Mary Clanahan's profile photo
Frida Gonzalez's profile photo
Dora MoviesGamesChannel's profile photo

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
What in the actual fuck is this?!

Cops Caught With Child Porn Still On Active Duty: https://youtu.be/vDLLP1z6kvI
3
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
THIЅ ШΣΣK I∏ ЅCIΣ∏CΣ !

Another week of incredible innovation!
Breakthroughs in medicine, physics, and astronomy, and news you won't want to miss...

NASA plans to test out a laser cannon to protect the ISS from being damaged by the more than 700,000 pieces of significantly-sized space debris that now orbit the Earth.
http://news.discovery.com/space/private-spaceflight/space-station-could-get-laser-cannon-to-destroy-orbital-debris-150518.htm

Researchers successfully printed a low-cost, functional radio frequency antenna using compressed graphene ink.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150515174955.htm

New research suggests that debris from a Type 1A supernova is responsible for Earth's iron core.
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27570-supernova-space-bullets-could-have-seeded-earths-iron-core.html#.VV4RtelViko

A Chinese company that 3D prints implantable bones has announced that they will begin human trials in June.
http://www.3dprintingtech.cc/3d-printed-bones-beginning-human-trials/

A breakthrough in cell transplantation using special hydrogels has been shown to partially reverse blindness and help the brain recover from stroke in early trials.
http://news.engineering.utoronto.ca/hydrogels-boost-ability-of-stem-cells-to-restore-eyesight-and-heal-brains/

In a major endorsement, Pfizer has agreed to work with Bachelet's Lab to create programmable DNA nanobots that can travel to certain locations in the body and carry out procedures.
http://www.globes.co.il/en/article-pfizer-to-collaborate-on-bar-ilan-dna-robots-1001036703

Like my posts? Add me +Larry Panozzo for This Week In Tech, This Week In Science, and more every week.

#science #sciencenews
futurism.co
1 comment on original post
1
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
7
3
Franklin Stone's profile photoDon Starr's profile photoEnmanuel Ortega's profile photoCaleb Davis's profile photo
4 comments
 
+dslam cracker I tend to agree, let's hope we'll work towards nobler ends.
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
But having settled on a prophecy, the media went about covering Sanders so as to fulfill it. The Times, for example, buried his announcement on page A21, even though every other candidate who had declared before then had been put on the front page above the fold. Sanders’s straight-news story didn’t even crack 700 words, compared to the 1,100 to 1,500 that Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, and Hillary Clinton got. As for the content, the Times’ reporters declared high in Sanders’s piece that he was a long shot for the Democratic nomination and that Clinton was all but a lock. None of the Republican entrants got the long-shot treatment, even though Paul, Rubio, and Cruz were generally polling fifth, seventh, and eighth among Republicans before they announced.
18 comments on original post
3
1
Kevin G Haskell's profile photoMatthew J Price's profile photo
 
I don't want him to win, but this may be the first time I watch the Dem Primary debates in decades. Nothing like a little spice. :)
Add a comment...

Franklin Stone

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
The level of legal immunity any state employee has is staggering in comparison to how we are treated by the legal system. If they work for us, why do they get special treatment? #BluePrivilege 
10 comments on original post
5
2
Matthew J Price's profile photoCaleb Davis's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
3,265 people
SIMO TIZNIT's profile photo
Dy M.'s profile photo
krishno roy's profile photo
Pam Aungst's profile photo
Sophia Formidable's profile photo
Seema mishra's profile photo
Mary Clanahan's profile photo
Frida Gonzalez's profile photo
Dora MoviesGamesChannel's profile photo
Collections Franklin is following
Education
  • Valencia Community College
    Network Engineering, 2002 - 2004
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
In a relationship
Other names
The Ron, Sphacelate
Story
Tagline
I know we can do this.
Introduction
I'm Franklin,the scientific method and the potential it has to improve the world, brings me joy. I no longer have political leanings and am overwhelmingly disgusted with consumer culture as technology has made them irrelevant. I don't think societies problems have solutions in past ideologies, laws, regulation or religions but I have faith in you and your ability to change and grow. Why? Because you are a human being (presumably) and we are all capable of amazing things.
Bragging rights
none to speak of.
Work
Skills
I know my way around a computer.
Employment
  • Mah Family
    Dad, 2014 - present
    Full time dad stuff
  • Half Barrel
    Cook, 2012 - 2014
    I make really good bar food.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Sacramento, CA
Previously
Knoxville, TN - Orlando, FL - Coral Springs, FL
Links
Other profiles
Contributor to
Awesome bento boxes, lots of food and not too expensive.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Amazing food, prices and service! Our family loves this resturaunt.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
2 reviews
Map
Map
Map