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Old 02-18-2021, 08:01 PM   #576
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I see it more along the lines of adhering to standards, be they legal or moral. We set such standards in order to improve lives and societies, and regardless of the position of either an individual or a group within a society, holding them to said standards and laws is a net positive and should be held up as an example.

Is it depressing to see a case of crime and punishment instead of something wholly positive, like soup kitchen volunteers feeding every starving stomach in town? Yes, because we'd all love to see less crime to begin with, but that's not always the case and focusing solely on the one at the cost of the other isn't the right thing to do.
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Old 02-22-2021, 11:57 PM   #577
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Old 02-26-2021, 12:19 PM   #578
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Old 03-20-2021, 05:31 PM   #579
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Students defrauded by for-profit universities will have their debts canceled
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Old 03-25-2021, 04:40 PM   #580
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Witness alerted Atlanta store manager to armed man

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ATLANTA (AP) ó A sharp-eyed Instacart worker is getting credit for averting what could have been another awful crime in Atlanta, where a man brought body armor, ammunition and at least five guns into a grocery store.

Charles Russell spotted the man inside a bathroom stall with one of the rifles and alerted a manager at the Publix store, urging him to call 911. Police then converged on the store and arrested the man without a shot being fired.

Rico Marley, 22, was scheduled for an initial court hearing Thursday on charges including weapons possession during an attempt to commit felonies. Investigators also said Marley was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Itís unclear whether he had an attorney . . .
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Old 04-26-2021, 03:58 PM   #581
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:52 PM   #582
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Ice cream parlor raises minimum wage to $15/hr, flooded with applicants


Give people a good reason to work for you and they will. I frequently hear people, especially at work, whine like idiots about how potential employees refuse to work because they get paid more not to, and they refuse to acknowledge that companies should reevaluate how they pay and treat staff in order to attract more rather than just blaming it on their favorite boogeyman.
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Old 05-31-2021, 08:59 PM   #583
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Noga was diagnosed with cancer. Seventy of her classmates shaved their heads in solidarity.
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^Up until maybe two years ago I never heard of it and would've figured the Emancipation Proclamation was the date (Sept. 22) that would be commemorated. But it's fine and actually works better for employees since it's more spread out. Definitely makes sense to mark the end of slavery since it's such a great evil that was stopped and because it directly affected so much of the country's population.
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The people who have signed this petition reflect the better side of humanity. I'm glad someone has finally said that billionaires should not exist.

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Old 06-20-2021, 02:00 PM   #588
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Ice cream parlor raises minimum wage to $15/hr, flooded with applicants


Give people a good reason to work for you and they will. I frequently hear people, especially at work, whine like idiots about how potential employees refuse to work because they get paid more not to, and they refuse to acknowledge that companies should reevaluate how they pay and treat staff in order to attract more rather than just blaming it on their favorite boogeyman.
If you pay people a decent wage, you'll actually get some job applicants. Who knew?
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Old 06-21-2021, 03:06 PM   #589
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The people who have signed this petition reflect the better side of humanity. I'm glad someone has finally said that billionaires should not exist.
As a Christian, I would be very uncomfortable with amassing that much "treasure on earth." As an American who believes in democracy and capitalism (at least as better, but imperfect systems for an imperfect world), I do not trust the government to be the one who tells me how much I'm allowed to own of what I've earned.

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Old 06-21-2021, 05:53 PM   #590
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You should go tell homeless people how cool Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are.

Camels like them can do anything. I'm sure they'll slip through the eye of a needle with no problem.

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Old 06-21-2021, 09:40 PM   #591
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The people who have signed this petition reflect the better side of humanity. I'm glad someone has finally said that billionaires should not exist.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/more-41-0...095135367.html
I dunno. I'm not inclined to think that signing a petition asking for somebody to be murdered without any kind of due process is the "better side" of anything. I mean, that IS essentially what it is.
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Old 06-21-2021, 11:02 PM   #592
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You should go tell homeless people how cool Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are.

Camels like them can do anything. I'm sure they'll slip through the eye of a needle with no problem.
I specifically said I would feel guilty with that much money, but while we're at it, you can go tell the people of North Korea how lucky they are to have their wealth redistributed for them. I have met a bunch of people who came from communist countries and funny enough none of them were fans of such governmental redistribution.
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Nobody wants to live in fucking North Korea. Cut that out.

Billionaires shouldn't exist any more than homeless people should. Anybody who squeals "Oooooooo, SOCIALISM!" when he hears that should be happy to live under FEUDALISM, which is what we'll go back to if people like Bezos and Musk have their way.

And no Ed, nobody wants that asshole to die. As you well know.

BTW, the petition is up to 70K signatures now!

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And no Ed, nobody wants that asshole to die. As you well know.
Well, actually I'd bet money that SOMEBODY does. But my point was that the petition in question, whatever people really feel, is in fact asking for his death. That would be the result of granting the petition. So I don't see anything particularly admirable in signing such a petition, because either you actually want him dead, or you are signing something asking for something you don't really want.

I'm all for making him pay taxes, though, eliminating loopholes that make him pay less in taxes than I do. That's just insane.
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More than 150K people have now signed the petition.

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And they are 0% closer.
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Old 07-15-2021, 04:48 AM   #597
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As a Christian, I would be very uncomfortable with amassing that much "treasure on earth." As an American who believes in democracy and capitalism (at least as better, but imperfect systems for an imperfect world), I do not trust the government to be the one who tells me how much I'm allowed to own of what I've earned.

Amen!!!!!! Also people are to materalistic and dont take care of there bills expences ect. People assume its good to be socialist yet refuse to see the current protests in cuba. Meat poultry fruit lumber skyrocketed.
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You should go tell homeless people how cool Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are.

Camels like them can do anything. I'm sure they'll slip through the eye of a needle with no problem.
At least elon uses his money to advance science he also helped texas last December with giving money to people affected by the grid in that snow storm. As for jeff bezos i have no idea who he is
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Give people a good reason to work for you and they will. I frequently hear people, especially at work, whine like idiots about how potential employees refuse to work because they get paid more not to, and they refuse to acknowledge that companies should reevaluate how they pay and treat staff in order to attract more rather than just blaming it on their favorite boogeyman.
People refuse to work because there lazy. Id also like to add why does a 15 16 oldest being 25 year old who still lives at home with there parents and zero bills to pay and no responsibility need 15 an hour for? The issue isnt wages its the cost of living in terms of people who live on there own . I learned the hardway after my mom died and i was like 28 29. Also the only stores who can afford that are big retail stores . What about family owned buisnesses? Mom and pop stores? People cant be choosey jobs a job take what you can get
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