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    Posted on 16:10:46 - 12/05/21 (6 months ago)
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    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    ehhh i dunno..... white people in south africa are facing more discrimination and harm than black people in america.... so if white people in south america shouldnt be crying then black people in america should be crying far less right?

    so im not sure that ones a very good argument from a humanitarian standpoint.
    everyones human, everyone should be treated as a human wherever they are i wont even mention whatever skin colour they are because it doesnt need that divide as whatever skin colour you are you are still human. there is no difference between 1 human and the other.

    although ideology is indeed a big difference and causes problems.... but ideological differences should be sorted by debate and co-operation... which is hard when alot of them, like religions, have conditioned their followers to be like brick walls to reasoning. which is like cult behaviour, we need to get rid of cult like ideologies to progress humanity. but then again, for all i know, perhaps my idea of that is cult like too? and thus maybe my views are also a problem? would we know if we are infected by cult like views or not? probably not, as thats how hard and brick walled they make people .... which then causes a problem as to identifying the cult like ideologies that shut down reasoning and co-operation.

    Capgros [2088627]

    ehhh i dunno..... white people in south Africa are facing more discrimination and harm than black people in america.... so if white people in south america shouldnt be crying then black people in America should be crying far less right?

    eeeeeh sorry no, white people in south Africa are in general(not all) still pretty privileged so that makes the rest of your rant also pretty useless

    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    ANYONE even the poorest of america is more privileged than ANYONE in africa though....

    even the lowest of fancy western lifestyles are probably quite richer than any african lifestyle. dont see many people in africa that can lounge about sitting on their ass playing xbox all day do we? lol while alot of poor people in america can do that....

    Capgros [2088627]

    Do you really believe they still live in caves there or something? you obviously don't know a lot about South Africa

    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    no.... but still their quality of life is certainly worse than americas.

    americans are just too privileged to see their own privilege.
    we can perhaps search quality of life stats for each country and compare maybe to try and find statistical comparisons of the 2 countries to sort which one has more opportunity and better quality of life? that will probably act as a good judge between us on this perhaps?

    Capgros [2088627]

    I'm pretty sure my sister had a better life there than a lot of people in the USA have, and with her many others, still in general they will be poorer yes. I also don't think that there are a lot of Americans sitting all day on their couch playing Xbox, but I don't have any statistics on that.
    i would argue with the Xbox (games in general) statement. Id say there are many folks just chillin at the house right now. Unemployment going up is the only statistic i could post to back my claim.

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    Posted on 16:17:13 - 12/05/21 (6 months ago)
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    SporkMonkey [2065017]

    What a complex topic... I would consider myself a Conservative Constitutionalist, leaning libertarian. Maybe the same? Words seem to have different meaning to different people.

    Taxes - Generally speaking, taxes are theft. Americans see very little in return for the taxes they are forced to give. Most of the money collected by the government is wasted. The media lies about the rich not paying enough when, in reality, 50% of people pay no taxes and those making above $100k are paying most of the taxes. I would love to see a national sales tax. You pay a fixed amount on everything you buy (except food). Let's say 25% for ease of the conversation. The number could be lower, it's not the point. Buy a new car? 25%. Buy a new private jet? 25%. Buy a home appliance? 25%. Point being, the more you spend and higher the price tag (the rich) the more you pay in taxes. EVERYONE pays something, though. It would probably make the tax code 3 pages long.

    Free market capitalist, not to be confused with the crony capitalism we currently see.

    Strong supporter of the 1st Amendment and the Right to PEACEFULLY assemble and the Right to free speech, which is usually offensive speech.

    I am a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. How strong? I believe I should be able to buy and drive a tank if I have the money for it. I believe 2A lobbyists like the NRA have failed. They should be in Chicago defending people that get hit with felony possession for having a gun they should be legally allowed to own, but don't because they are black.

    Our justice system needs to be reformed. People are being held in for profit prisons for stupid stuff, like possession of weed.

    Our education system needs to be changed. We have used the same system for 150 years with little change. Classes now look the same as they did generations ago. There is a reason STEM charters produce better educated kids than most public schools.

    The US needs to stop being the world police, but there are times when evil deserves to die. That's a fine line, but as the past 20 years have shown, there is little point to being in Afghanistan.

    Heathcare needs to be reformed. I am not for government funded healthcare, as our country cannot afford it. I would love to see drug prices come way down and insurance companies be allowed to write policies nation wide. You'd see commercials on TV for Geiko heath insurance saying to can save 15% in 15 minutes. Competition lowers prices.

    The war on drugs failed. Stop. Make weed legal, start addressing the mental health issue for people that abuse the harder stuff.

    Mental health is ignored in the US. I do not have an answer for this, but we, as a society, should stop ignoring it and blaming everything else for violent outbursts.

    I am pro-legal immigration. I have a strong history of immigration in this generation of my family. Right now, there is more money to be made in human trafficking from Mexico than in drugs. The pathway to citizenship should be clear, but at the same time there should be some expectation of being able to transition into American society. Learn functional English. Having said that, America is one of the only countries where learning a functional second language isn't the norm. Being in Texas, learning functional Spanish should be expected.

    I am not going to debate my stances. I am happy to entertain questions, but the second someone starts to tell me I am wrong and why, I will be happy to tell that person to f**k off. That's not the point of the thread.
    very nice post I'm really glad to see you follow the topic 

    this thread was mostly not made for discussion but sadly, a few people (me included) have made a bit too many comments :/

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    Posted on 21:37:51 - 12/05/21 (6 months ago)
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    ZickyJackz [497258]

    Boner for him? Nah, not exactly. I just think he is what billionaires should be. People who use their vast wealth and fame to help humanity. Even if it isn't "enough" help for some, its leagues better than what most rich f**ks do. You don't seem wall street or hedge fund f**kers doing jack shit to help people.

    Capgros [2088627]

    Do you even know where his wealth comes from?, white, rich South African parents...well....

    ZickyJackz [497258]

    Does that even matter? Your claim was that he "invented nothing".

    Again, He is filthy rich, yes. But he has done some good for humanity.

    And what does it matter that his parents are "white"? Would it somehow be better if they were Arabian? Or Asian?

    Capgros [2088627]

    Well, it kind of shows white privilege, not that you can blame Musk for it, but wealthy people are not always wealthy because they are better than others.

    White from South Africa, while owning an emerald mine says something (although musk denies this), I just don't believe in the hype around rich people, but maybe you are right and my comment was a bit too harsh, on the other hand, many reports from his factories have come that he is kind of a racist dickhead towards black people, but yeah, without hard evidence that's hard to say.

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    Asemov [2270413]

    Most White, South Africans who left (Elon Musk has talked about why he left, and why he would never go back) South Africa are racist towards black South Africans.

    And for good reason, there's been growing tensions and a series of militants in South Africa hellbent on forcibly removing the white man from South Africa - People who blame the countries problems on the white man.

    When you lived in a country where neighbouring farmers or individuals would be murdered in coldblood in their fenced off communities, you grow a deeply rooted mistrust towards the group that perpetrated the crime.

    I'm not a huge fan of Elon Musk - But I dig the stuff he's been working towards such as: Re-igniting the space-race in America, helping fast track the electric car industry into efficient more weather resistant electric vehicles (Just 5 years ago electric vehicles were a firm no in colder parts in Canada, Tesla has managed to keep their batteries fully functional in up to -50c), sparking a significant push into renewables and solar energy.

    But there's also a few quack ideas he's had: Hyperloop - Sorry but this is straight Sci-Fi and unpractical and comes with significant safety concerns, his projected cost/launch of his reusable rockets (So far it's actually cheaper to manufacture new rockets than refit their reusable designs, but I believe in the long run they'll be able to bring that cost per launch down significantly - Assuming we can either make more fuel efficient rockets (unlikely, but am not a physicist), or find an alternative fuel (I think we'd have to look to Sci-Fi movies/books in regards to this one)

    Capgros [2088627]

    You couldn't make shit up, the white genocide theory......You forgot that the white man were the invading force in South Africa and took all their richness, not that every white man is guilty, surely not, but they are not massively being killed or anything like that and you can understand that over a century of keeping indigenous people poor and second hand citizens is not really constructive, actually the representation of the black people has been very mild regarding what happened after the apartheid ended. You forget that black people were massively murdered for decades.

    "In one of the most devastating aspects of apartheid, the government forcibly removed black South Africans from rural areas designated as “white” to the homelands and sold their land at low prices to white farmers. From 1961 to 1994, more than 3.5 million people were forcibly removed from their homes and deposited in the Bantustans, where they were plunged into poverty and hopelessness"

    White people in South Africa shouldn't be the ones crying.
    Good read.
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    They deserve to be making a living minimum wage. Is what they deserve Charlington.
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    Capgros [2088627]

    Yeah I think so, a lot of these companies don't have to research new things to make a profit, they will squeeze as much as possible out of the old ways before investing in something that might not even be a success. that's why government funded research in all sectors is by far the biggest help in moving forward.

    Lifecheese [2486313]

    Right, but the people who benefit under the corrupt system now are not going to suddenly accept defeat and go home. If the same government that they loot and manipulate now suddenly has additional trillions up for grabs, they're going to grab it just as they always have. So government-funded solution is only practical once we have created a system that lacks the waste and injustice created by our massive glut of foolish laws. If our healthcare becomes government funded, it is likely to get more expensive, not less. We have to fix the endemic problems before a public option is even viable.

    Capgros [2088627]

    "If our healthcare becomes government funded, it is likely to get more expensive"

    Worldwide statistics disagree, for instance, here in Spain we are much poorer, but healthcare is much more available and we pay less per person. Maybe some ultra rich person has to go to the US for a special ultra new kind of treatment, but the average Joe is far better off here in terms of healthcare.

    for the rest, without the government you wouldn't be able to use your computer or the internet because it simply wouldn't exist, this was the result of government funded research that broaden our understanding of how thing work in general, the private sector just took something that already existed and turned it into a consumer product, but nothing fundamental new was made by this sector.
    Not true.

    The computer was actually invented in private capacity and then the computer technology was revolutionised by IBM, who was a completely private company at the time. The reason they did it? Capitalism.
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    Posted on 07:39:02 - 13/05/21 (6 months ago)
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    Capgros [2088627]

    Yeah I think so, a lot of these companies don't have to research new things to make a profit, they will squeeze as much as possible out of the old ways before investing in something that might not even be a success. that's why government funded research in all sectors is by far the biggest help in moving forward.

    Lifecheese [2486313]

    Right, but the people who benefit under the corrupt system now are not going to suddenly accept defeat and go home. If the same government that they loot and manipulate now suddenly has additional trillions up for grabs, they're going to grab it just as they always have. So government-funded solution is only practical once we have created a system that lacks the waste and injustice created by our massive glut of foolish laws. If our healthcare becomes government funded, it is likely to get more expensive, not less. We have to fix the endemic problems before a public option is even viable.

    Capgros [2088627]

    "If our healthcare becomes government funded, it is likely to get more expensive"

    Worldwide statistics disagree, for instance, here in Spain we are much poorer, but healthcare is much more available and we pay less per person. Maybe some ultra rich person has to go to the US for a special ultra new kind of treatment, but the average Joe is far better off here in terms of healthcare.

    for the rest, without the government you wouldn't be able to use your computer or the internet because it simply wouldn't exist, this was the result of government funded research that broaden our understanding of how thing work in general, the private sector just took something that already existed and turned it into a consumer product, but nothing fundamental new was made by this sector.

    LollipopIsDead [2670493]

    Not true.

    The computer was actually invented in private capacity and then the computer technology was revolutionised by IBM, who was a completely private company at the time. The reason they did it? Capitalism.
    We would have never come to the invention of the computer, wasn't it for government funded research was my point, and your statement is also not correct:

    "Charles Babbage, an English polymath, is often thought of as “the man who invented computers”. From 1822 until his death in 1871, he designed 3 computers, but never actually constructed any of them, due to lack of funding."

    "In 1938 the United States Navy invented the Torpedo Data Computer (TDC), possibly the world’s first electromechanical computer. It was designed to track a target, and aim & fire a torpedo from a submarine. At the time the Japanese also had an automated, torpedo firing computer on their submarines. However, it was not capable of tracking a target!"

    and "capitalism" is no reason for any invention lol, the free market is great for the invention of consumer products made with the knowledge of basic understanding of concepts, funded by government research, that is my point
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    SaintLuke [2220265]

    flipping burgers is now considered an essential job?

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    you can replace those 2 words with stock clerk if you disagree

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you could indeed replace them 2 words...but my reply will still be pretty much the same. Only thing i would change is the fact a monkey can put shit on a shelf. So it does not really help your argument of them deserving $20/h or whatever it is folks are wanting now.

    Asemov [2270413]

    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.
    sure you can think that but in first-world countries stock clerks are being paid 15-25 USD an hour, sometimes more. in Denmark, if you are effective you can earn 30+


    you're simply wrong. salaries in the US make up a tiny portion of the cost of running a low-skill business like a grocery store.

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    SaintLuke [2220265]

    flipping burgers is now considered an essential job?

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    you can replace those 2 words with stock clerk if you disagree

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you could indeed replace them 2 words...but my reply will still be pretty much the same. Only thing i would change is the fact a monkey can put shit on a shelf. So it does not really help your argument of them deserving $20/h or whatever it is folks are wanting now.

    Asemov [2270413]

    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.
    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    could be less competition in denmark. where as in america youd have like fast food chain after fast food chain burger joints besides burger joints.... where as in denmark you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city and cities being spread out a bit. and so with less each place gets more custom than the american ones.... too much saturated market in america, too much competition and everyone wanting a share of the same limited pie.
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    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    could be less competition in denmark. where as in america youd have like fast food chain after fast food chain burger joints besides burger joints.... where as in denmark you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city and cities being spread out a bit. and so with less each place gets more custom than the american ones.... too much saturated market in america, too much competition and everyone wanting a share of the same limited pie.
    there's more competition in Denmark. pizza chains basically can't exist because there are too many food places that offer things cheaper and better.

    before saying dumb shit like "you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city" you should try and do some research

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    could be less competition in denmark. where as in america youd have like fast food chain after fast food chain burger joints besides burger joints.... where as in denmark you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city and cities being spread out a bit. and so with less each place gets more custom than the american ones.... too much saturated market in america, too much competition and everyone wanting a share of the same limited pie.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    there's more competition in Denmark. pizza chains basically can't exist because there are too many food places that offer things cheaper and better.

    before saying dumb shit like "you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city" you should try and do some research
    and before you call it dumb perhaps you should check my wording and see "might" and guess what "might" makes the sentence like. does "might" make it a absolute and saying "this is what it is like 100%"? ... or does "might" imply the lack of knowledge in itself and give away that it is a... i dunno the word at the moment a "maybe" type of guess or a questioning "if" type of wording.
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    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    could be less competition in denmark. where as in america youd have like fast food chain after fast food chain burger joints besides burger joints.... where as in denmark you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city and cities being spread out a bit. and so with less each place gets more custom than the american ones.... too much saturated market in america, too much competition and everyone wanting a share of the same limited pie.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    there's more competition in Denmark. pizza chains basically can't exist because there are too many food places that offer things cheaper and better.

    before saying dumb shit like "you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city" you should try and do some research

    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    and before you call it dumb perhaps you should check my wording and see "might" and guess what "might" makes the sentence like. does "might" make it a absolute and saying "this is what it is like 100%"? ... or does "might" imply the lack of knowledge in itself and give away that it is a... i dunno the word at the moment a "maybe" type of guess or a questioning "if" type of wording.
    I still call it dumb. It's an extremely dumb rebuttal and you should concede your position on the minimum wage right now if you had any intellectual integrity.

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    could be less competition in denmark. where as in america youd have like fast food chain after fast food chain burger joints besides burger joints.... where as in denmark you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city and cities being spread out a bit. and so with less each place gets more custom than the american ones.... too much saturated market in america, too much competition and everyone wanting a share of the same limited pie.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    there's more competition in Denmark. pizza chains basically can't exist because there are too many food places that offer things cheaper and better.

    before saying dumb shit like "you might have 1 burger place per 100 miles maybe lol or 1 burger place per city" you should try and do some research

    RedRocket_Aath [2200354]

    and before you call it dumb perhaps you should check my wording and see "might" and guess what "might" makes the sentence like. does "might" make it a absolute and saying "this is what it is like 100%"? ... or does "might" imply the lack of knowledge in itself and give away that it is a... i dunno the word at the moment a "maybe" type of guess or a questioning "if" type of wording.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    I still call it dumb. It's an extremely dumb rebuttal and you should concede your position on the minimum wage right now if you had any intellectual integrity.
    dont see why i should. my comment was a guess as to why each country has different wages.

    if you cannot provide a guess or imput as to why then why should i remove the only guess that it could be to do with concentration or amount of the same shops/competition or over competition or over saturation of the market, all of which could perhaps be reasonable explanations to different areas or countries having different wages or situation in the economy. to assume everything is like america is probably the more daft take on it and such a thing is what caused empires in the past to mismanage territories they take as they assume it works the same way as their own and thus make mistakes not understanding subtle differences that anything can make in the market.
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    SaintLuke [2220265]

    flipping burgers is now considered an essential job?

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    you can replace those 2 words with stock clerk if you disagree

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you could indeed replace them 2 words...but my reply will still be pretty much the same. Only thing i would change is the fact a monkey can put shit on a shelf. So it does not really help your argument of them deserving $20/h or whatever it is folks are wanting now.

    Asemov [2270413]

    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK
    No, a monkey can do the job...in America we have a tendency to invent automation for a simple job when folks want to be paid a stupid amount of money to do it. So if idiots like yourself want to try and push this outrageous pay for a stupid simple job that is not really needed....they will make the job automated. Then there will be no pay for the younger folks trying to get job experience.

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    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    you can replace those 2 words with stock clerk if you disagree

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you could indeed replace them 2 words...but my reply will still be pretty much the same. Only thing i would change is the fact a monkey can put shit on a shelf. So it does not really help your argument of them deserving $20/h or whatever it is folks are wanting now.

    Asemov [2270413]

    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    No, a monkey can do the job...in America we have a tendency to invent automation for a simple job when folks want to be paid a stupid amount of money to do it. So if idiots like yourself want to try and push this outrageous pay for a stupid simple job that is not really needed....they will make the job automated. Then there will be no pay for the younger folks trying to get job experience.
    what? dafuq do you mean people below 18 don't get paid that wage lol what.

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you could indeed replace them 2 words...but my reply will still be pretty much the same. Only thing i would change is the fact a monkey can put shit on a shelf. So it does not really help your argument of them deserving $20/h or whatever it is folks are wanting now.

    Asemov [2270413]

    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    No, a monkey can do the job...in America we have a tendency to invent automation for a simple job when folks want to be paid a stupid amount of money to do it. So if idiots like yourself want to try and push this outrageous pay for a stupid simple job that is not really needed....they will make the job automated. Then there will be no pay for the younger folks trying to get job experience.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    what? dafuq do you mean people below 18 don't get paid that wage lol what.
    you raise min. wage to something stupid, the monkey jobs go away. The monkey jobs go away, younger folks wont get the work experience they need. Not sure how i can make it any simpler for you.


    Was talking to a lady the other day and she worded the way i feel better then i can. Folks should get paid a FAIR wage for what they do not EQUAL wage.

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    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    No, a monkey can do the job...in America we have a tendency to invent automation for a simple job when folks want to be paid a stupid amount of money to do it. So if idiots like yourself want to try and push this outrageous pay for a stupid simple job that is not really needed....they will make the job automated. Then there will be no pay for the younger folks trying to get job experience.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    what? dafuq do you mean people below 18 don't get paid that wage lol what.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you raise min. wage to something stupid, the monkey jobs go away. The monkey jobs go away, younger folks wont get the work experience they need. Not sure how i can make it any simpler for you.


    Was talking to a lady the other day and she worded the way i feel better then i can. Folks should get paid a FAIR wage for what they do not EQUAL wage.
    Just to reiterate.

    A FAIR wage is whatever you and your employer deem acceptable compensation to work.

    I'm sorry flipping burgers does not require a degree that earns you $40/hr.

    All that happens when you raise minimum wage is businesses overhead goes up - So costs go up proportionately.

    What does that mean? The bottom part of society has a tiny bit more spending power, while every other bracket is worth less proportionately to the increase in Minimum wage & increased costs of goods.

    ie. a 50% hike in wages will not equate to a 50% loss in revenue, businesses will aim to minimize the financial impact on themselves by raising prices - And historically speaking the amount they increase prices often outpaces the hike in minimum wage everytime this has been done.

    I will reiterate this: Just because a company is suddenly expected to pay their employees double per hour, does not mean they're suddenly making double the revenue to justify it - And when you have employees, family, and shareholders to appease - You're not going to just take the increased costs on the chin, you're going to minimize your losses by increasing your prices.

    I also can't speak for McDonalds across America or Europe (As somebody felt the need to point to) - But at least in Canada - If the franchise owners in my city had to suddenly pay their employees double their hourly income, half of them in my city would close.

    I'm a business owner, and if ANYBODY is going to tell me I need to pay my employees significantly more - While I'm not making a proportionate amount more, they know NOTHING about operating a business. I haven't earned a pay cheque from my own company in almost two years - Because my employees take priority over me, if I then had to raise the amount I'm paying my employees I'd be better off letting half of them go, which would be a net negative to society, and I would STILL not be earning any income from it.
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    Asemov [2270413]

    I'd also argue from a business owners perspective for $20/hr to stock shelves I'd still rather invest in a multi million dollar automation project.

    I'd rather displace more workers than pay a handful of employees an outrageous $20/hr to stock shelves, and pay 2-3 people $40/hr to maintain the automated systems.

    If I have a choice between hiring 20 employees for $20/hr - Or the option to replace those 20 employees with 2-3 people for $40/hr, I'd rather take less employees. But that's because there's A LOT more paperwork involved with 20 employees than there is for 3.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    No, a monkey can do the job...in America we have a tendency to invent automation for a simple job when folks want to be paid a stupid amount of money to do it. So if idiots like yourself want to try and push this outrageous pay for a stupid simple job that is not really needed....they will make the job automated. Then there will be no pay for the younger folks trying to get job experience.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    what? dafuq do you mean people below 18 don't get paid that wage lol what.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you raise min. wage to something stupid, the monkey jobs go away. The monkey jobs go away, younger folks wont get the work experience they need. Not sure how i can make it any simpler for you.


    Was talking to a lady the other day and she worded the way i feel better then i can. Folks should get paid a FAIR wage for what they do not EQUAL wage.
    except that happened in western Europe and jobs didn't go away.

    stores are 24/7 looking for young employees.

    and what? equal wage? stock clerks don't get paid 50 an hour like the average software job.

    your not living in reality

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    SaintLuke [2220265]

    I wish folks could understand this very simple concept...but it does not seem likely. Demand outrageous pay for the simplest jobs...them jobs will no longer be available.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    care to tell me why burger flippers and stock clerks in Denmark earn 25 an hour and business still profits?


    here's a hint, they produce WAY MORE VALUE THAN YOU THINK

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    No, a monkey can do the job...in America we have a tendency to invent automation for a simple job when folks want to be paid a stupid amount of money to do it. So if idiots like yourself want to try and push this outrageous pay for a stupid simple job that is not really needed....they will make the job automated. Then there will be no pay for the younger folks trying to get job experience.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    what? dafuq do you mean people below 18 don't get paid that wage lol what.

    SaintLuke [2220265]

    you raise min. wage to something stupid, the monkey jobs go away. The monkey jobs go away, younger folks wont get the work experience they need. Not sure how i can make it any simpler for you.


    Was talking to a lady the other day and she worded the way i feel better then i can. Folks should get paid a FAIR wage for what they do not EQUAL wage.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    except that happened in western Europe and jobs didn't go away.

    stores are 24/7 looking for young employees.

    and what? equal wage? stock clerks don't get paid 50 an hour like the average software job.

    your not living in reality
    Just incase you didn't know, Western Europe and America...too completely different places....things that work there will not work here and vise versa... So stop trying to compare yall's way to our way. America is already in the process of automating many jobs, and has automated some jobs already. 

    fair wage, in my opinion means you get fair pay for the skills you are selling. If you are looking to be a cart pusher, burger flipper, cashier you are not offering any actual skill. So your pay should reflect that. Now say you are a welder, cowboy, doctor etc etc your pay should be dramatically higher.

    Now if the min. wage goes up to $20+/H many of the skilled workers will make just as much as the unskilled workers. Because a company is not going to give everybody who was already making $20+/H a raise.

    Just so you know, $20/H is damn good money in some states here in America. Living expense changes from state to state. There are many factors I'm assuming you don't know about... Example, here in West Texas i can afford a decent home with some land while still being comfortable, yet if i moved to California with my pay being the same...i could barely survive.


    cost of living by states.

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    I believe  everybody has an amount of the capitalistic anarchist in them... the little centerpiece of greed+selfpresvation = self-comfort at any cost. 


    Oh sure, we make laws and tell each other, that we will abide by these, "laws, " and if we dont, we consent to pay these dudes, to force us to obey laws. BUT

    Big corperations go off the rails causing massive harm to the public at large under our government. The get away with murder, literally , for the sake of profits and low accountability.

    Organized individuals in various forms or mafias, thugs ,masons, unions, NGOs, and every other kinda schemers dipping into the tax bases while law enforcement ppl help them do it. DAs tuen a blind eye, judges recant, politicians pulls favors, as mass media makes dirty deals.

    The loan wolf sicks of all this unjust dumb shit and does something stupid . Breaks the law doing it, doesn't face any more enforcement or restriction than anyone else . Even bill gates can get pied in the face. No man is an unreachable island. And given the right kind of motivation I think everyone has the capacity and willingness to break or disregard law for any reasons. Laws big and small we tend to break them all , saying for this reason or that excuse....

    Truth be told i think all the tribale government authority structures are just illusions too many people , agree to see ... deep in our hearts, many will say and practice (fk the law) when it suits their whims and wants.

    Law be damned
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