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Brandon Forester
Works at Kid Power, Inc
Attended University Of Puget Sound
Lived in Wichita, Ks
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We'll take these one at a time. You've spouted what are either lies or you're just painfully ignorant.

1. We have wealth inequality because people are getting lazy.
http://www.ibtimes.com/america-workers-are-more-productive-their-wages-are-flat-some-cases-lower-1393941

Productivity has increased while real wages have flattened or decreased. This doesn't mean that people aren't working hard. It means they are being compensated less for creating MORE value.

2. People don't work hard because they expect the government to take care of them.

http://dadaviz.com/i/3810

Americans work more hours per yer on average than any other industrialized nation. This averages out to around 32 hours a week. The way that statistics works, that doesn't mean that people aren't working full time jobs. We have an economy where employers are shifting to part time schedules so that they aren't responsible for providing benefits. It's because companies refuse to give benefits like healthcare, sick time, et cetera, along with part time hours while demanding full time availability from employees eliminating the possibility of second and third jobs that creates a dependence on the government. You can't actually survive on the pay and benefits of the jobs that exist. The workers aren't being subsidized. The companies labor force is being subsidized. Walmart couldn't afford to run a Supercenter without the $1,000,000 per store/per year supplement the federal and state governments give to their labor force just to keep them just healthy and productive enough to be able to afford to work at a job they can't afford to get out of.

Corporate welfare is what the problem really is.If real wages had kept up with increases to productivity and profit, Walmart wouldn't need a million dollars in subsidy each year for each Super Center just to keep their work force alive. 

3. The LGBT community wants to "run the whole ship"

I'm of mixed race. If I would have been born a decade or two earlier, my very existence would have been a crime. Thankfully, the constitution you tout, but certainly haven't read (your arguments lead me to believe you lack even the capacity) protects EQUAL rights for all. My parents weren't trying to "run the whole ship" because they didn't want to be treated inequitably by the law. If you personally and religiously don't believe in gay marriage, you have the wonderful freedom in this country to not participate in being gay. When they start passing laws saying you have to suck a dick or go to psychologically damaging 'therapy' to make you stop being heterosexual, then you can tell me they are running the boat. Until then, they are just being asked to be treated like everyone else.

4. Undocumented workers don't have any rights, as per the Constitution.
I'm surprised you can spell the word constitution. They do have rights. Our constitution sets forth bodies and procedures for creating and executing laws. Some of our laws (which are perfectly constitutional) give rights to immigrants, non-citizens, refugees... The fact that these laws were passed in a constitutional manner and not deemed unconstitutional by our Supreme Court would in fact verify the constitutional existence of rights for immigrants. 

5. Americans need a good education so they don't have to depend on the government.

Many Americans have a good education and are still stuck working part time hours in big box stores or the service industry at or near the minimum wage. There are a lot of Americans who don't have access to a decent education. In my state of Kansas, that's because our education budget has been more than decimated by Republican leadership.

If more Americans worked at jobs where they had a union, where the workers were able to negotiate a contract with their employer so they could share in the increased productivity and profits that companies have been enjoying, they wouldn't need to depend on the government. If we had better laws that encouraged employers to fairly compensate their employees at least to the point that an employee could afford to literally survive without government assistance, we wouldn't need the corporate welfare we see today in poverty wage subsidies to the workforce.

So wealth inequality has nothing to do with the actual mount of work that Americans are doing or the value created by their work. Americans work more hours than other industrialized countries for less compensation. So we aren't lazy. Most households that receive benefits from the government are working households. In many cases, they are required to be. So it's not because Americans are lazy that we have a dependence on government subsidies. We are actually subsidizing the impoverished workforce who haven't been compensated fairy relative to their value and productivity. Immigrants are in fact human beings, and as such do have certain inalienable rights you may have read about somewhere... or maybe not. They also happen to enjoy certain legislated and judicially sanctioned rights established by our constitutional republic. No one is trying to interfere with your freedom to not suck a dick. Until you've been force fed tube steak, no one's taken over any boats. I agree, Americans should get educated. If they knew more about their rights to speak up, speak out an organize at work, their employers wouldn't have to depend on the government to subsidize their workforce.
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Battery friendly. Noom Walk is specifically engineered to be superbly battery efficient. Because it doesn't use GPS, a full 24 hours of Noom Walk uses the same amount of battery as 20 minutes of screen display or just 3 minutes of GPS.
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If you auto upload your photos to Google it make all kinds of stuff.
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Anyone seeing this roll out to their Moto X yet? Not sure if/how it will work with voice assist.
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I just got body detection the other day and it was horrible on my battery. I've never had Google services as my number 1 battery drainer until I turned it on. Turned it off today and everything is back to normal. It's a shame too as it suited my needs well. 
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+Adam Haselwood I just figured out how to share music on G+

Check out this article here. But not before you listen to this classic.

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The Future is now!

Does this make anyone else think RoboCop? Looks to me like Peter Wellers got the robot gait down pretty well.

HRP-4C Miim walks like a human
http://robots.net/article/3262.html

http://youtu.be/YvbAqw0sk6M

#Robopocalypse
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  • Kid Power, Inc
    Site Coordinator, 2011 - present
  • Wichita State University
    Lecturer, 2011 - 2011
  • Peace Corps Rwanda
    Volunteer/Regional Warden, 2009 - 2010
  • Peace Corps Islamic Republic of Mauritania
    Volunteer/Regional Coordinator, 2008 - 2011
  • State Farm Insurance
    Office Staff, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Puget Sound Konkuk University Exchange Program
    Program Coordinator/Tutor, 2006 - 2007
  • University of Puget Sound Office of the Chaplain
    Building Manager/Event Coordinator, 2006 - 2007
  • University of Puget Sound Office of Giving
    Caller, 2005 - 2005
  • Toys "R" Us
    Sales Associate, 2004 - 2008
  • Keith Meyer Construction
    Construction Worker, 2004 - 2005
  • Dean and Deluca
    Sales Associate, 2004 - 2004
  • Southwind Lawn and Landscape
    Lawn Boy, 2002 - 2004
  • Sedgwick County Zoo
    Restaurant Staff, 2001 - 2002
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Wichita, Ks - Rosso, Mauritania - Musanze, Rawanda - Tacoma, Wa - Overland Park, KS - Upper Marlboro, MD
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I believe one hundred percent in the healing powers of a dog licking your face.
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Peace Corps Mauritania '08-09', Rwanda '09-'10
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    International Political Economy, 2004 - 2007
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Best public bathroom I've ever used. Even have a nice makaresh if you're a 'lefty'
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I've eaten lunch here twice, both times were great. The food was good and came out quickly. The lunch special is the perfect size and very reasonably priced. Next time I'm in Richmond I'll come back again.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I've stayed here 3 times now for almost a week each time. I haven't had any problems and the staff have been very helpful whenever I've needed something or had a question. It's not the Ritz, but it's good for the price and the location is good too. McLean's across the street has great breakfast and the the Indian restaurant Lemon just across the street is delicious too with a great lunch special. This won't be the last time I stay here when I'm visiting Richmond.
Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I love this place. Can't get enough. All of the burgers are delicious. Don't know about the pizza or sandwiches. Can't get past the perfect cooked, sloppy, delicious burgers.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great place. Lousy with hipsters though.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Hipsters.
Atmosphere: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The vet is great and really cares about the animals. He has limited patience for owners. Don't take it the wrong way. I'm sure he has good reason. Wouldn't take my pets anywhere else even though I live in Maryland.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago