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Saw this almost disturbing statuary today on a walk near the river in Dublin, Ireland.
 
A haunting tribute from Canada to Ireland in remembrance of the great famine of yesteryear. The statues definitely leave an impression on the viewer.
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Aww.. Gravity! Way to go! And well done Seattle!

#gravity #seattle
The owner of Gravity Payments, a credit card processor in Seattle, said he heard stories of how tough it was to make ends meet even on salaries that exceeded the federal minimum wage.
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tl;dr : I do my dance regarding minimum wage and how it's for high-schoolers and very unskilled workers (with a chaser of tip-share and why it sucks like it is).

This is laudable, because this is a measured and voluntary choice by the employer to create a competitive and retentive environment for its employees.  Small scale moves like this, and the several other companies that have raised their labor minimums work quite well for what they do.  General min wage increases do not.

Minimum wage is intended for high-school students with their part time job.  It is not for skilled labor of any sort.  The idea that minimum wage needs to be able to support a family of three is just odd to me.

Politicians who call for a huge min wage increase always talk about how they would pay more for a pizza to know the person making it was able to make ends meet.  The problem they never address is that the person making that pizza is also paying more for their pizza - and their groceries, rent, oil changes, etc. 

A rising tide lifts all boats - and pulling the plug on the tank drops them all just as easily.

(That being said, I wouldn't mind the tip-share minimum getting some dusting off, since it was left well behind the last few Administrations' wild increases and tipped employees may very well be expecting to support families.)
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The Forbidden City.  Home of many emperors over the centuries, and still impressive to this day.  The sheer amount of space this covered was overwhelming.  My eyes actually hurt after looking at so many details. 

Oh and it finally rained on us, clearing the smog away. 

#beijing   #forbiddencity   #chinaphotos  
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Unreal that you were there Gabe! Very nice!
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Headed to Beijing on Saturday!  I'll be there a week for work.  Looking forward to seeing the forbidden city!   Any suggestions from anyone out there in G+ land? 

#traveltips    #china    #beijing  
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I was going to say you should recreate that scene in 3 amigos, 'Do you have anything besides Chinese food?'
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I remember reading something similar about 20 years ago .. 

http://time.com/3746047/diet-soda-bad-belly-fat/
More evidence that diet soda contributes to weight gain, not weight loss
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One of the best extensions for chrome, ever. 
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A haunting tribute from Canada to Ireland in remembrance of the great famine of yesteryear. The statues definitely leave an impression on the viewer.
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"Lets have some lunch at the mall."

"Sounds good!  A shopping mall?"

"It's a shopping mall and an art gallery.  Many types of #sculpture."

"What's tha .. OMFG"

#Beijing:  Bigger, badder, and now with gas-propelled killer bulls. 
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ahhh .. I like how the cloud represents "virtual bubbles" .. And Madoff doesn't look like Madoff.  Well, that's art I suppose.  
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Made it to Beijing! 

First impresions:  Smog, lots of people, and crazy GTA-style taxi drivers. (Well over 100mph on the freeway, quite the ride.)  

Can't wait for some food.  
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I have seen high definition aerial photography of said smog, yikes! Back in the 80's there was always the joke that you were better off with a cigarette in your mouth down in LA because at least then you could filter some of the pollution. But, that was nothing compared to Beijing. Hug your hepa filter!
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Some gorgeous work my wife recently completed.. I love the metallic golden paint!
 
'Desert Storm' 50x60cm acrylic on stretched canvas.   #abstractart   #abstractpainting  
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I like it.  I think it resembles the US East Coast.
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Did you know, +Thom Hall, that these were designed for carriage drivers?

They would mount the wooden part to the carriage and fill the glass only to the top of the bulb to prevent spillage..

#randomtrivia
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