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All of this was predicted, and very predictable.

This is disturbing verbiage:
If they cut down their hours to stay on those subsidies because the $15 per hour minimum wage didn’t actually help get them out of poverty, all you’ve done is put a burden on the business and given false hope to a lot of people, said KIRO-FM’s Jason Rantz said this week.

Basically, what he's saying is at odds with the actual results. The increased wages are helping (for those who continue to be employed), to a point where those making the requisite $15/hr are losing their Federal and state benefits pursuant to their poverty. Mr. Rantz, though, instead of acknowledging that the increased wage actually did lift the wage-earner out of poverty, he implies that it didn't work, and the increase was the problem.

Conservatives observe human behavior and attempt to adapt to it. The behavior of attempting to maintain access to benefits one need not earn is predictable, and Conservatives said as much. Only now do we see the results of unenlightened political lightweights using one size fits none solutions for the labor market. I wonder if anyone saw this coming?

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1) bitch and moan that people with no skill deserve a living wage. (A straw man if there ever was one.)
2) ignore the economic facts being given to you by the opposition. Claim they are exaggerating and or lying.
3) when the shit hits the fan, claim its not the increased price on labor, divert attention away from that.
4) when the connection becomes unavoidable, claim its unforeseen. Next they'll be blaming the greedy capitalists for not wanting to spend their money on unskilled labor.

Labor is a commodity. Like any other price control from the top down, it always has negative consequences on the market. In the case of increasing the price of labor, it decreases demand and increases supply.

Now the free markets would respond to that by lowering the price of labor. They can't and the people don't care as they can eat and be housed for not working by the government.
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We were told that people don't want to stay on benefits, and given the chance to get off of them they would take it. I told them examples. They said anecdotal. I say, I told you so.
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I wonder if there will be a Justice Department investigation to find out if the one white man assaulting the forty black people violated any of their civil rights by injuring their hands and damaging weapons with his face and body.

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Obama will make sure of that, don't worry.
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This is why banking and Government should be decoupled. When what you save as a function of your Liberty is the property of Government through the functionality of governance, your Liberty never existed, and you were a slave.

_Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits to avert collapse - FT.com. http://tiny.iavian.net/5tg2_
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Banks in the US, the EU, and around the world have billions of dollars/euros in Greek debt. They did this, despite the risks, because banking regulator models score sovereign debt as risk free, regardless of reality. If this exit happens, and Greece goes into bankruptcy, there will be a ripple through the banking industry that will impact every person in the world exposed to banking risk in the Western world.

Thank you, Socialism. You've managed to spread misery evenly across those you purport to "help" escape the evils of Capitalism. 
 
The Athens is likely to leave the eurozone and the EU if it fails to reach an agreement to unlock a €7.2 billion bailout installment, said a statement from the Bank of Greece.
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This is some real stuff that a lot of people are not paying attention to. Thanks for sharing
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This is why "Social Justice" is a failed concept. Those who espouse it cannot all agree on what it means without breaking down their compatriots, and those it affects are always victims.

Ironic, isn't it, that those who support "Social Justice" always decry victimization while supporting a governmental construct that basically victimizes everyone at the expense of the whole, leaving everyone lesser for the experience.

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What is Social Justice? What does "social justice" actually mean? Jonah Goldberg of the American Enterprise Institute pins this catchall phrase to the...
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The control group for the firetrucks levitated on superheated argon, but that became too expensive. 
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The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another...

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, that to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.


This day means more than "The Fourth of July". In the dogged days of summer, under the shadow of Tyranny, the leaders of our infant nation, at the stroke of a pen and with the the words above, pledged their honor, dedication and their very lives to the cause of freedom and Liberty.

Above all else save faith, remember that today is the day our forefathers signed their own death warrants in hopes of bringing from the darkness the grandeur and bounty that then became the United States of America.
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Happy Fourth of July, handsome!
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When you really think about it, the real thanks for one's accomplishments rides on whether or not one is able to remain regular throughout the process of achieving one's goals.

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This is absolute madness! The geniuses who created this are best kept busy. Otherwise, they may one day destroy the world!
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Let's see yours, +Mr Tizzlefication​.

Oh, wait... I'm sorry. I wouldn't want you to use hyperbole to describe something so mundane. 
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I'm a Chief Electronics Technician, which means I'm a leader, mentor and counselor to junior members and junior officers of the Coast Guard first and foremost. Following that, I am a master electronics technician with expertise ranging from command and control and navigation systems, surface search, air search and fire control radar systems, radio communications including the entire RF spectrum, line of sight, over the horizon, satellite, and secure communications technologies. I am also a remote systems technologies specialist with working expertise in WAN to LAN integration, out of band management systems, redundant communications solutions, facilities engineering including infrastructure and redundant power solutions and communications site compliance with Motorola's R56 industry standards for Communications Site installations.
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Elk Grove, CA - Sacramento, CA - San Andreas, CA - Sacramento, CA - Baltimore, MD - Kodiak, AK - American Canyon, CA - Rohnert Park, CA - Alameda, CA - Fremont, CA - Kodiak, AK - Union City, CA - Sacramento, CA - Elk Grove, CA
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I proudly serve as a US Coast Guard Chief Electronics Technician. I've spent 16 years dedicating my life to the protection of the interests of the United States, its citizenry, and the Constitution, and I will continue in dedicated service until the day they tell me I am no longer allowed.

In a nutshell, I am these things, in this order:
1. Coast Guardsman
2. Husband
3. Father
4. Constitutional Conservative
5. Tech Weenie
6. Gadget Freak
7. Beer Lover
8. Travel Enthusiast
9. Gear Head
10. Pragmatist Extraordinaire
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Completed a Half-Marathon, Survived two afloat tours in Kodiak, AK
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  • ITT Technical Institute
    Electrical Engineering, 98 - 99
    Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering
  • USCG Electronics Technician "A" School
    Electronics Technology, 99 - 99
  • USCG Chief Petty Officer Academy
    Leadership, Management, 14 - 14
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We go to Mahoroba monthly. I'm a HUGE fan of their pizza bun, and I also like the sausage bun. My wife likes the Kobe Cream bun so much we named our dog Kobe. I know... Its weird. I don't really understand, either, but she's Chinese, and I'm still learning, even after 10 years together, about the cultural idiosyncrasies. So far we've had three dogs named after food. Anyway, the baked goods at this joint are awesome, and everyone should get up on this!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Todd, the GM for the HI San Clemente, was VERY engaged with pretty much every part of my stay. I traveled on business. The network connectivity for the room I was in was excellent as far as speed, but the WIFI signal wasn't strong. It didn't impact my usage, but I was concerned about whether or not my smaller devices (phone, tablet) were going to be able to connect with their smaller antennae. No worries. Todd opened the restaurant last week. I had the pleasure of sitting at the bar and talking to him and some of his very interesting patrons last night, and let me tell you, I was very happy for the company. Todd seems genuinely thrilled to come to work. I don't know what sort of job a chain hotel GM is, but I can imagine its not very rewarding unless you get to know your guests. Todd showed he had the desire to not only engage you one on one, but also, he showed he had the "give a damn" attitude that I don't often see in my many travels. Good on ya, Todd. Your hotel was a gem and I WILL stay there again!
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
If you're a working traveler, don't stay here. The internet connection is $9.95 for one device unless you're a Gold Level Hilton Honors member, and it's very slow (<1mbps). Cell service on Verizon is poor. The room was great, but the ability to work made my stay not worth the Per Diem.
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The roll selection wasn't very wide, but the rolls were very good, and the fish was fresh. The owner looked to have been a sushi chef for a long time, and most of what he was doing was from muscle memory, a sign of a seasoned veteran of the craft. All in all, a very enjoyable experience.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
This is a great place to stop for the night if you have work to do. Internet connection is fast and stable. Room is small, but its clean, and the bed is comfortable. Verizon has 4G in this area, but the connection wasn't very good. Internet connection in my room was good on wifi, and the room is wired, as well, though I would have had to have my own cable or would have been required to have a $25 deposit for a 6ft piece of CAT5e. Walking distance to Outback, a sushi place, and a bowling alley that has 40 beers on tap. Not bad!
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The service was friendly and quick to greet. The beer is fair to middling, but the IPA shows some promise. The IPA's afterbite was heavy, but it wasn't too much of a kick in the mouth that I didn't want to drink more. The porter was brewed with barley that was over burnt, and the flavor is run over by the smoke all over the mouth. The Blueberry Ale is a joke. I don't know that I would lead a sampler with it, but DTB did. The unfiltered wheat has an alcohol content so low its report on the sampler graphic may have been the result of a messed up test (3.5%). It also had a banana flavor, which I am not sure should ever be associated with beer. The lemon wedge didn't help. The honey blonde ale is adequate, and serves as a good pairing for the fries and club wrap I had for dinner. I say fries and wrap because the side for my dinner was bigger than the main course. Nit a bad experience, but I've had better when on the road. Paso Robles isn't the smallest place I go to regularly, but the town has a small town feel, and this brewery carries that off easily.
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