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WarLord
Hey Texas How's that whole low taxes, no services, small government working for you now? #EbolaDallas #Ebola
They reduced government staff numbers? Where is that extra money going? - Halil
I'm guessing any "extra" loose money is going to Rick "smart glasses" Perry's rich cronys - WarLord
It's TEXAS isn't incompetence at science a given? #prayitaway - WarLord
Steve C Team Marina
Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be ‘at least’ a trilogy | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/movies...
Harry Potter spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ will be ‘at least’ a trilogy | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times
"The upcoming “Harry Potter” spinoff film “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” is going to be the first in a film trilogy, and more movies might be on the way. The movies will be directed by “Potter” veteran David Yates, who directed the latter four films in the eight-part franchise, and will reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara said at Time Warner’s investors conference Wednesday. The “Fantastic Beasts” movies are based on an original story by “Potter” author J.K. Rowling and will mark her screenwriting debut. Release dates are slated for 2016, 2018, 2020 and perhaps beyond." - Steve C Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Rowling built a Faberge egg of a mythical universe for her story I'm glad to see that she is again writing in that very interesting space - WarLord
Starmama
Lucky Three Seven for my birthday lunch (& dinner). Shared with my mom & play sister. Got my birthday lunch there last year, too. I wouldn't mind a bit making Filipino food my bday tradition <3
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
BIRTHDAY BUMP - Spidra Webster
Happy Birthday! - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Perfect timing, eating the last of the gising gising now :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Happy birthday, Mandy! - Anne Bouey
Happppppyyyyyy Biiiiiirrrrrrrtttthhhhhdaaaayyyyyyy tooooooooooooooooo YOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUU! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Greg GuitarBuster
Happy birthday! :-) - Maitani
Happy happy find your magic through the year - WarLord
WarLord
#gamergate #kotaku Anita Sarkeesian Cancels Speech Following Terror Threats [UPDATE] http://kotaku.com/terror-...
"... The letter, reportedly sent by a Utah State University student this morning, threatened to commit "the deadliest school shooting in American history" if Sarkeesian continues with tomorrow's event, during which she will speak on misogyny and harassment in video game culture.P ..." - WarLord
Tweet: Forced to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn't take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event - WarLord
Tweet I’m safe. I will continue my work. I will continue speaking out. The whole game industry must stand up against the harassment of women - WarLord
Mark Trapp
"The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games..." - http://marklr.com/post...
“The real problem is [Christina Hoff Sommers’s] claim that because girls don’t play games anyway, and boys do, it’s only natural that game makers would tend to include sexy women in their products. This launches fundamental economic precepts so directly into the sun that it cannot be accidental. You’ve got a growing base of women playing games and evidence that college women aren’t playing games at the same rate as men; that’s evidence of a massive untapped body of game players who should be catered to directly, not that gaming should run far and fast back the way it came and hope the girls never find it. This is the shallow reasoning that allows arguments like, “Duh, video games are a business” to fester in comment sections. Of course they’re a business—and this is bad business by any measure.” - Kyle Wagner, “The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It’s Gamergate”, on the disingenuity of the GG movement - Mark Trapp
I just can't, with any of this. - Meg VMeg
Oh so THAT'S the real problem. Now I get it. - lris
It's crazy, Meg: over video games. VIDEO GAMES. Iris: d'oh, I should've excerpted the quotation better; the "real problem" is in comparison to the other problems with Sommers's argument that Wagner listed in the preceding paragraph. - Mark Trapp
Never mind got it - WarLord
WarLord
#deadspin #gamergate The Future Of The Culture Wars Is Here, And It's Gamergate http://deadspin.com/the-fut...
"... The above quote, captured by The Escapist, is perfect troll logic, as pure a distillate as you'll find of the 4chan hivemind. There are notes here, too, from a hymn book that predates the internet: self-pity, self-martyrdom, an overwhelming sense of your own blamelessness, the certainty that someone else's victimhood is nothing more than a profitable pose. All culture wars strike these same chords, because all culture wars are at bottom about the same thing: the desperate efforts of the privileged, in an ever-pluralizing America, to cling by their nails to the perquisites of what they'd thought was once their exclusive domain. ..." - WarLord
Sarah G.
Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners http://gawker.com/blake-l...
Blake Lively's Fall Fashion Inspiration Is Slaveowners http://gawker.com/blake-livelys-fall-fashion-inspiration-is-slaveowners-1645661587
Wow hipster irony takes a wrong turn at inappropriate appropriation or just good taste... #wow - WarLord
I wonder how many people it went through prior to publication. Just to know how many people didn't say, "you know what, guys...maybe we shouldn't romanticize genocide?" - Sarah G.
Mike Nencetti
My wife can barely speak at all, due to the tumor. (to communicate we ask questions and she nods) I have noticed in the early mornings she says a few words. I made a short video and emailed it to her daughter, saying thank you and love you. only 5 words, but the video made her day.
You are a good guy, Mike. These days are precious and it takes a huge heart to share them. You are amazing. - Shannon - GlassMistress
no matter how bad things are - we try to find some joy in each day, we call them small victories. its going to get tough in the coming weeks. we have all the hospice meds ready to make this as comfortable as possible. thanks shannon. - Mike Nencetti
That's really beautiful, Mike. - Jenny H. from Android
Be well - WarLord
that's a wonderful thing to do -it's something her daughter can hold on to and save. Having just watched my dad in hospice care and my mother caring for him, please remember to take care of yourself too. And yes, the small victories, whatever they are, are so important. - ellbeecee
What a beautiful gift, Mike, both for Beverly that she was able to tell her daughter that she loves her, and for her daughter, who will treasure that. I continue to hold you both close in my thoughts. - vicster: full-bodied
That's a wondferful thing to have done, Mike. I wish you both many more victories and joys in the coming weeks. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Do what you can to take care of yourself. With my mom we would watch videos of family a little bit but lots of distracting videos like Too Cute kittens and dogs. Different situation for you but I hope you keep finding your Too Cute moments together. - Steve C Team Marina
All the best Mike. - Eric - It's My Thing
holly #ravingfangirl
over 6000. O_O
Make that over 7000 - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
This is nuts. - holly #ravingfangirl from iPhone
Everyone likes coffee - WarLord
CROSSED 10K. WELP. - holly #ravingfangirl
ALL HAIL COFFEE. - Jennifer Dittrich
WarLord
GOP voter ID law gets crushed: Why Judge Richard Posner’s new opinion is so amazing http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
"... His dissent includes a devastating response to virtually every false and/or disingenuous rightwing argument/talking point ever put forth in support of Photo ID voting restrictions, describing them as “a mere fig leaf for efforts to disenfranchise voters likely to vote for the political party that does not control the state government.” ..." - WarLord
"... There is only one motivation for imposing burdens on voting that are ostensibly designed to discourage voter-impersonation fraud, if there is no actual danger of such fraud, and that is to discourage voting by persons likely to vote against the party responsible for imposing the burdens. ..." - WarLord
Read this astonishing opinion and see every reason for Voter ID demolished - WarLord
Victor Ganata
Maybe there is such a thing as divine retribution, then ;) https://m.facebook.com/story...
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Consider it karma for smallpox infested blankets - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds - http://dangerousminds.net/comment...
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds
Dune Coloring & Activity Book | Dangerous Minds
[via Shrill Cosby on twitter] "Some pages from the Dune Coloring & Activity Book published in 1984. Written by Arlene Block and illustrated by Michael Nicastre, the coloring book offered hours of enjoyment to Dune-loving kindergartners." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
You mean I can't buy this now?!? #sadpandaface - WarLord
holly #ravingfangirl
Vietnamese Coffee | Flickr - Photo Sharing! - https://www.flickr.com/photos...
Vietnamese Coffee | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
whee another exploration! - holly #ravingfangirl from Bookmarklet
Ooh... - Jenny H. from Android
I love Vietnamese coffee #coffeefiltre #great capture - WarLord
holy crap. the views are creeping up on 5K O_o - holly #ravingfangirl
WarLord
The Obama administration’s shameful defense of Amazon’s low pay http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
Unfortunately, there’s nothing new about this from the administration. Last August, as I wrote at the time, “President Obama gave a great speech on why good jobs are the foundation for his middle-out economic strategy… from a huge Amazon warehouse where the workers do not have good jobs.” - WarLord
The President’s defense of Amazon reveals another reason. Americans see that he is unwilling to take on the powerful forces that are driving down the living standards and hopes of American workers. They see his embrace of Amazon and Wal-Mart, where he gave a speech on energy earlier this year. And too many come to the conclusion that it is only campaign contributors that matter,... more... - WarLord
WarLord
GOP lawmaker: Legalize pot to aid state budget http://azc.cc/1xAfpGV via @azcentral
"...Now that Arizona's once-rosy budget outlook has evaporated, a state lawmaker wants to decriminalize and tax marijuana as a way to raise revenue. After seeing Colorado's experience with legalization, Rep. Ethan Orr, R-Tucson, said Friday that lawmakers should get creative about how they're going to confront the state's dim finances when the Legislature convenes in January...." - WarLord
This is why marijuana will soon be legal in all 50 states...Money! - WarLord
Micah
How do you login to Friendfeed? (via FB, via Twitter, or native Friendfeed username/password)?
Username/password. Old school! - Mark H
same - Meg VMeg
FF username/password - John (bird whisperer)
ff username + pwd - Lucretia, my reflection ൠ
FF username/pw - Corinne L
likewise - Anne Bouey
Username and password. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
User/pass - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
FF username/pw, once the email system worked again and I changed the PW.. but there have been times I logged in with FB. - Me
FF username + password. By the way, it seems like FB/twitter login is not working anymore, but thanks to Anne password reset is working once again, which is quite helpful for those who have trouble logging in. - naltro
ff username and password - Signorina Did from Flucso
Username and password - Pea Bukowski
ff username/password - kika23
ff username/password, if I need to relogin - Walt Crawford
via Facebook, my ff login quit working a long time ago and I had to create a new account. - Greg GuitarBuster
username pw - Eric - It's My Thing
FF username/password. i long ago (mid-90s) became very good at memorising them, even with policies forcing a change weekly or biweekly and disallowing duplications within a certain time frame and requiring non-alphanumeric characters. - Big Joe Silence
Username/password - Spidra Webster
FF user/pass - Invernomuto
ff username/password. - bentley
Native, since the beginning. - Julian
That's good to know, naltro, appreciate you mentioning it. Belated thanks, Anne. - Micah
FF username/password - Minciaroni™
Same - Rodfather from Android
ff username/password. - Sei Dee già Pulp
ff user/pswd - cogitabondo
FF username & pass. Had long forgotten the other options even existed. - rönin from FFHound!
Username and password - Jakala from Android
(robot roll call!) - Meg VMeg
Did someone say password reset works again? Has Ian tried it? - bentley
(Cambot!) - bentley
(Gypsy!) - Meg VMeg
(Tom Servo!) - bentley
(Crooooooooooooow!) - Meg VMeg
username / password. - Andrew C (✔)
FF username/password - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Old school. Anybody still use the FFtogo login for mobile devices? I haven't used that in years. - Joe
FF username/password - Jennifer Dittrich from FFHound!
FF log in - WarLord
FF login. - vicster: full-bodied
Native - DB, Lil LB's Dad
FF login - ellbeecee
I have a cord sticking out of the wall. I just plug it in to my brain and there are all you lovely people. The electrical contractor charged double. Uh... I mean native. - SAM
U/P. Always. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Username/password. - (Curtis) Alan Jackson from Android
via FB - Brent Schaus
FF username/password - Tamara J. B.
Native - ello fizgherard
FF username and password using Chrome, username and remote key in Youfeed and Flucso. - Stefano.
Username and password - chiaratiz™ from Android
User/password - Sabrina Briganti from FFHound(roid)!
Userid/pwd. - Steven Perez
username/password - Al & Luminio ™
username/password - lady frattaglia from Android
My issues stem from the fact my account is so old, I never get any email notifications so it makes changing anything impossible - Iain - locked out of ff
Ffhound. User/pass on regular web. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Username and password - Smeerch
username/password - piesio
username/password - Non sono Bob
Username/password - mario leone
Until last week Facebook login. Now user/pass. - GePs from Flucso
user/pass - corax from Flucso
username and password. - Jim: with more caffeine!
native on PC, ffhoundroid on phone - Pete : Team Marina
Native - Amir
FF username/password - ebru
ff username/password - Sleepers
User/pass - Charlo††e Flax ✞ from Android
FF username and password - Minchi ♡
u/p - miki
u/p - Aldo Oldo
username/password - In do
username/password - d☭snake
I think I'm going to have to make a change. In Firefox, I'm currently logged in using the FB login. I started Chrome today and it wants me to login (I guess that cookies expired). The FB login isn't working. Reading the above comments, I'm thinking I should switch back to native FF username and password and reset the password. I'm concerned that I'll lose my current working profile and have to rebuild from scratch. - Greg GuitarBuster
WarLord
The Swiss Army Tampon: A Life-Saving Wilderness Survival Tool http://jezebel.com/5917477...
The tampon is actually regulated in the US by the Food & Drug Administration as a Class II Medical Device. The word "tampon" is a derivative of the French word tapon which means "a little plug or stopper." My research indicates that tampons were used as early as the 19th century as battle dressings to plug bullet holes. There are even accounts of tampons being used as wound plugs in modern warfare. A friend of mine told me that it's not uncommon for Army Medics to carry tampons in their med kits. They are also the perfect product for a bloody nose. There seem to be mixed accounts of whether the tampon was used as a feminine product before or after its use on the battlefield. - WarLord
WarLord
“Tech’s Meritocracy Problem” by Jocelyn Goldfein https://medium.com/@jocely...
Meritocracy is a myth. And our belief in it is holding back the tech industry from getting better. - WarLord
The intent to be meritocratic is not a myth, but we know what road is paved with good intentions. In practice, merit and impact in software engineering are impossible to measure objectively. And so we fall back on subjective evaluation of merit. And when we are measuring subjectively, we are prone to cognitive error stemming from stereotypes and other unconscious beliefs. We have... more... - WarLord
Even if every manager was almost perfect, and recognized and rewarded women’s impact (same job, same work) 99% as much as a man’s, that 1% compounds and compounds over the course of a woman’s career. She is second best instead of best in the team, gets a little smaller project than her peer the next time, learns a little less from it, and that smaller scope of responsibility leads to... more... - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
RT @juliankiani: I assume that a Columbus Day sale means I can just walk into a store and take whatever I want.
They have to serve you a turkey dinner before you grab it - WarLord
Andrew C (✔)
Would "Chipotle but for burgers" be a thing? Probably not, right? Also, functionally, isn't Chipotle "Subway but for burritos"?
I'm a terrible person because I would be okay with a Chipotle for everything. I mean, I'm not deluded about it being great or anything but it's basically an Internet-to-stomach vegan food delivery mechanism for when I'm working late. - joey from iPhone
The one problem I have with snarking on Chipotle is that their commitment to sustainable food is genuinely laudable. But purely considered on deliciousness, I don't know why anyone in LA or SF doesn't just go to a more authentic* taqueria instead. (* even if authenticity itself has little direct connection to deliciousness either.) - Andrew C (✔)
Would that be Fudrucker's? - Eric - It's My Thing
The number of "reasonably" fast burgers around here (Culvers et al) far exceeds any need for a "Chipotle" and that doesn't even count bars and diners that serve a really good burger for about fast food prices. Twin Cities is a burger heaven - WarLord
Yeah, there's probably no point to either streamline burger construction any more nor put it in front of the consumer. The joke could probably have been better expressed. - Andrew C (✔)
Chipotle but for burgers = Fuddruckers? - Meg VMeg
Well, you get to pick your toppings? I got nothin - Eric - It's My Thing
Now I need to have Chipotle for lunch today. Mmmm! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Five Guys lets you customize your burgers every which way - Glen Campbell
Andrew, even in the hood I'm walking distance from dozens of trucks & taquerias, you're absolutely right. I've only had Chipotle once & wasn't impressed; you can pick your fillings for giant burritos at lots of taquerias around here, so I thought that was just how it's done. Didn't realize for some folx, that's unique to Chipotle :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Even around here, I figure Chipotle is more of a competitor with McDonalds or Subway rather than the local carts, since it's located at the mall by my work (and unlike any of the carts, takes debit/credit as well as just cash.) - Jennifer Dittrich
Sarah G.
One thing I LOVE about coming to Las Vegas is seeing the desert flora s and fauna on unlv campus. I need to make a desert garden.
Visit Ethel M Candy factory they have a lovely cactus garden that worth a drive - WarLord
rönin
How A Coal Miner's Autopsy Proved A Top Doctor Wrong - http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisha...
How A Coal Miner's Autopsy Proved A Top Doctor Wrong
"Like many other miners, he had lost primarily because of the opinions of a unit of doctors at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions that had long been the go-to place for coal companies seeking negative X-ray readings to help defeat a benefits claim. The longtime leader of the unit, Dr. Paul Wheeler, testified against Steve, and the judge determined that his opinion trumped all others, as judges have in many other cases. Today, however, there is final and overwhelming evidence that Wheeler was wrong: Steve’s autopsy." - rönin from Bookmarklet
Wow just wow #justice #solidarity - WarLord
I hope this sham company pays for this travesty. - Janet from FFHound!
I wonder if there will be consequences to the company's pet doctor. A dead guys lung full of black lung is pretty clear cut refuting of his well paid expert opinion and reading of that x-ray - WarLord
WarLord
A very nice 63 birthday today. Steaks and Bloody Marys and a nap.... This being a Libra sets a pretty low bar for excitement #marryascorpiosetheworldtheysaid
Happy birthday! - Stephen Mack
Happy birthday! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - Anika
Happy birthday! Steak and Bloody Mary's sounds like a pretty good celebration :D - Jennifer Dittrich
Happy birthday! :) - Jenny H. from Android
Happy birthday! - Halil
Happy Belated Birthday wishes from me :-) hope you had a lovely day - Jean Goodrich
Thanx for kind words and good wishes Let's all find the magic in this coming year - WarLord
WarLord
North Dakota was/is a low tax low service government, a libertarian prairie backwater that frowned on regulation and rules. A state whose principal industry was wheat and military bases. If you had to pick one place that was completely totally unready for a boom town NoDak would be IT! Williston is what happens when libertarian thought meets...
Williston is what happens when libertarian thought meets reality.... Welcome to the death of the prairie - WarLord
Any reference to read about? - непростые коротышки
Documentary: The Overnighters”: The haunting true story of a 21st-century boomtown http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon - WarLord
Greetings From Williston, North Dakota - MensJournal.com http://mjm.ag/M3XLmX via @mensjournal - WarLord
Julian
Get Free Food Prep Help from Your Butcher by Simply Asking - http://lifehacker.com/get-fre...
Get Free Food Prep Help from Your Butcher by Simply Asking
i do this - it's great! some of the butchers at Whole Foods know me by sight now. - holly #ravingfangirl
Same, for some stuff - I especially like that the fishmonger I go to will do a great job taking out pin bones, or any sort of cleaning. It is sometimes a bit extra, but totally worth it. - Jennifer Dittrich
One of the butcher's around here does an amazing job butterflying the turkey breast for me at Thanksgiving. It makes my life so much easier when doing that roulade. - Katy S
We don't have no damned fishmongers. *jealous* - Eric - It's My Thing
Having a regular butcher is very cool - WarLord
I pay a little more at our local butcher but the meat is top quality and the butchery skill is unmistakable. - Johnny from iPhone
I like having a place where I can reliably place custom orders. Also, my favorite one in the area makes its own bacon and it is awesome! They have fabulous brats, too. They almost all do deer processing and one of them will process other animals, too. If I had a cow or pig, I could take it to them. While this won't be happening, I love that it's an option. - Katy S
The closest thing we have to a *good* fishmonger (AFAIK) is the Mountain View Farmers' Market fish place, and we only get there once every 6-8 weeks... - Walt Crawford
Jessie
Norway's 12-Year-Old Bride Has a Secret: She's Not Actually Real | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
Norway's 12-Year-Old Bride Has a Secret: She's Not Actually Real | Adweek
Norway's 12-Year-Old Bride Has a Secret: She's Not Actually Real | Adweek
"This Saturday was supposed to be a big day for 12-year-old Thea, as she finally walked down the aisle to marry her 37-year-old fiance. However, the festivities may be hampered by the fact that neither one of them actually exists. Thea's disturbing union with a man 25 years her senior in Norway was a digital invention of Plan International, an advocacy group dedicated to lifting children out of poverty. Thea's wedding blog, packed with photos of her matrimonial preparations and confessions about feeling pressured into the union, reportedly sparked concerned calls to child welfare authorities and thousands of horrified conversations in social media." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The group says the stunt was created to highlight that more than 39,000 children in developing countries are forced into marriages every day. Plan International tells the Independent: "We believe that provocation is a powerful tool in order to demonstrate a reality that truly is very provoking. We hope people will mobilize against child marriage by being girl sponsors, so that most of the girls facing Thea's situation every day can escape their brutal fate."" - Jessie
Sorry, but this kind of thing just pushes people away from the real issue and be upset at the stunt. - Eric - It's My Thing
People respond best when evil is made familiar personal - pretty blonde girl as child bride was a good vehicle I like it - WarLord
Stephan #TeamMarina
A friend of mine has been a hard-working, loyal employee. Although he doesn't agree, all the signs are there that he was set up by his employer to fail. After 33 years he is now being discarded like trash.
Loyalty in business rarely works both ways. I keep telling a colleague of mine there's no benefit to him getting stressed at work and putting in extra time as he'll get no thanks from above and will get as shafted as surely as if he'd not bothered. - Mark H
This happens, too often I'm afraid. - Eric - It's My Thing
the mistake i made 15 years ago when working in publishing. - Big Joe Silence
I agree with you all. Another example of how employees shouldn't feel like they owe anything. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Loyalty should be both ways - in the age of fungible employees not so much - WarLord
Being loyal doesn't mean not being prepared. - Todd Hoff
True, Todd. He should have seen some of the signs. He seems unwilling to fight it. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Walt Crawford
One discussion during the hike today had to do with tips and minimum wage. I asserted that California does *not* allow paying servers less than minimum wage, even if they receive tips, and that this was fairly unusual. Just checked: California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Nevada all require payment of full state minimum wage...
(and for California, Oregon and Washington that wage is at least $9/hour, a little higher in OR and WA). Montana and Minnesota have or will have *something* similar, but both allow smaller businesses to pay less. Just an interesting factoid... - Walt Crawford
Nevada I assume it's because it's a got incredibly strong service industry unions. Don't know about the rest. - laura x
It's one of the reasons I was so surprised that it wasn't that way everywhere else - the only places I've waitressed were in WA. While there is a strong union presence, it's also just a fairly liberal place. - Jennifer Dittrich
Minnesota does not have "tip credit" does not allow sub-minimum wage for tipped workers. Hotly debated and may change in future - Gov sons own hugely successful restaurant in Minneapolis and are lobbying him to cut mandated wages for tipped workers... FEDERAL minimum wage does allow tip credit deduction - WarLord
I'd say OR and WA for the reasons Jennifer does, and CA is liberal in many ways--and the unions aren't invisible here. The fact that all three have $9 or higher minimum wage says *something*... Yes, the Federal minimum wage, awful as it is anyway, can be as low as $2.30/hour with tip deduction! (I checked a Fed site for these facts) - Walt Crawford
Oops. Make the Fed number $2.13/hour. Here's the site: http://www.dol.gov/whd... - Walt Crawford
Fortunately, the Feds don't say "and states can't treat workers any less shabbily than we do." - Walt Crawford
WarLord
Amazon’s gross new innovation: How it’s quietly shortchanging everyday Americans http://www.salon.com/2014... via @Salon
"... There’s an addendum to that list, however, and it’s one that, shareholder updates excluded, Bezos and fellow Amazon higher-ups are considerably less vocal in promoting: The company’s longstanding habit of finding creative new ways to exploit and insult its workers. And that’s the version of Amazon-the-Innovator that will stand before the Supreme Court today as it hears oral arguments for Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, one of the biggest labor rights cases of the term. ..." - WarLord
#BOOM: "... Now, is the potential precedent the Court could establish here allowing employer’s to decide what’s compensable or not — is this something that white-collar and professional workers should be concerned about? Or is this something that’s only pertinent to those who work in the corners of our economy where many of us would rather not look? ..." - WarLord
"... I think if you played out the rationale of the government’s position and the employer’s position, you could [imagine] nurses who at the end or beginning of their shift have to clean up the trash cans in hospital rooms. Or you could think of even white collar workers who might be financial analysts on Wall Street but whose bosses say, “I really need you to go pick up my dry cleaning... more... - WarLord
Welcome to the meritocracy Jeff Bezos is disrupting YOUR job too - WarLord
Johnn Luevanos
"If we don't work, we die." Excellent! - http://www.metafilter.com/143408...
Tour the mega-slum Dharavi, one of the most materially deprived places on earth, transformed by TED-like pundits into a "most inspiring economic model" that gels quite well with their vision of a world without public aid and guarantees to needy. - Johnn Luevanos
back to the slums of Dickens and the excess of the gilded age - everything old is new again #vomitous #dreamsofadavosman - WarLord
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