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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: Today at 05:09:47 pm
I've had a life insurance policy since 2005.  It's a pretty big one, too.

Yes, we already know how fond you are of making incredibly bad decisions.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Red Pillite vs SJW on: March 04, 2015, 11:51:56 pm

Have you taken a look at the most "Highly Rated" comments on that thread?

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Who would want to marry the town bicycle? Why would a man pay full price for a used goods woman?


It's the Internet. I know better than to read the comments section.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Red Pillite vs SJW on: March 04, 2015, 08:16:05 pm
I didn't know what a "Red Pillite" was so I googled it. And the top three hits were from the Atlas Forum. Roll Eyes

LOL, I guess that's an Atlas only term. Red Piller should show you what you're looking for.

Google search results are personalized based on the sites you have visited in the past. My top result is from Atlas, but the other two are not. Anyway:

Business Insider: What is The Red Pill?
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ben Carson: Prison makes people go gay on: March 04, 2015, 11:13:53 am
I wonder if all this thinking about gay sex might make Ben Carson go gay too? Thankfully, he has Christ to help keep him from making this sexy, tempting choice.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 03, 2015, 10:59:42 pm
Everything you just said is correct, and I know how hard it could be. Just remember what someone said pages back. It takes quite awhile to break an addiction (20 days?). I gave up Coke for Lent two years ago when I drank it all the time. Now I can effectively manage it to about two a week.

I know you can do it too if you can withhold cheat days on that (Sunday exceptions were not used by me). Breaking a habit is hard, but it requires focus. It's probably much harder for you with the lack of an obvious alternative, but have you tried anything else? Even stuff like iced tea is marginally better. What about Coke Zero? Switch that in for water now and then. (I presume that's not too bad. Haven't heard much about it.)

The first step in breaking an addiction is admitting there is an addiction.

So are you ready to try my soda challenge? No soda period on Mondays. Only water.

Yes. No more soda on Mondays. He may have the occasional Sunkist or Root Beer, but no more Coke products!

And Memorial Day is a cheat. Labor Day too. You can't expect him to not cheat on Columbus Day either, can you? He refuses, that is, flat out refuses to limit his enjoyment of the Columbus Day holiday.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 03, 2015, 06:49:48 pm
I would like to know more about the coke binges. How much coke does he drink in one binge? How frequently does he binge? Is he ashamed of his binges and is that why we've never heard of them until now?

I will reiterate that I lost approximately 40 pounds solely by switching out soda for Gatorade. Drinking soda is easily one of the most destructive things you can do to your body. Even Coke now suggests that soda is a "special treat," and not something to be binged on, can after can, bottle after bottle.

Quote from: Bloomberg Business
(Coca-cola North America President) Sandy Douglas drinks one Coca-Cola every day. He likes it early, before noon, sometimes accompanied by a cup of coffee. “You get an espresso, you get your caffeine and have this for lunch, and you’re ahead,” he says between sips from Coke’s old-fashioned 8-ounce glass bottle. When it’s over, he doesn’t allow himself a second. “I will probably have a Coke Zero in the afternoon at some point,” he concedes, but not another regular one because it has too many calories. “That’s approximately my daily regimen.”

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Americans may not have figured out the answer to the obesity epidemic, but for years they’ve pointed to Coca-Cola and other soda as one of the causes. Coke has tried fighting against this. It’s tried ignoring it. Now it accepts this as a reality.

http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-07-31/coca-cola-sales-decline-health-concerns-spur-relaunch
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would Bushie be better off in Soviet Russia? on: March 03, 2015, 05:11:01 pm
I'm pretty sure Bushie's over-the-top Christianity would have gone over very poorly.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 03, 2015, 05:09:58 pm
Wait,  you own a fast food joint? I thought you had clients that made huge amounts of money.

All those super-sizings add up quick.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 03, 2015, 12:10:30 pm
So I just tell the fast food place by my work that has had a NOW HIRING sign up for months now on the side of their building that the problem is not that nobody wants to work there but that their jobs really don't exist because a guy on an internet says the data doesn't show they do.

First of all, now hiring just means they are willing to replace someone who lacks the credentials they prefer.




No. This is ridiculous. No one does this. If you let an employee go, you have to pay into their unemployment benefits. No company hires people intending to let them go and replace them. That's craziness. It just doesn't happen.

"Hey Steve.

"Listen, you've been a valued member of this team over the last 6 months. We appreciate all the work you've been putting in to crisp up these french fries. Solid effort. You have a great salting technique, too.

"Unfortunately, though, we just got an application in from someone with a PhD in Fryology. You knew when you were hired that we were ideally looking for someone with, you know, better qualifications. Sorry Steve, but you know, this is just how the real world works. Minimum wage jobs are all about credentials. You'd know that if you spent any time reading commentary on Internet message boards."
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: March 02, 2015, 10:26:19 pm
Your employer really should be running a credit check on your dad, since he's the one paying for everything (including the super deluxe cable package).
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Radio Host: Congressmen Should Hang 'From A Noose' For Skipping Bibi Speech on: March 02, 2015, 10:19:52 pm
I seriously hope this was taking out of context, because the way it is, we might have another Don Imus situation on this one.

As opposed to the context where calling for the death of your political opponents is ok?
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 02, 2015, 01:58:52 am
Work is not hard to find right now.

If work was hard for people to find, this thread wouldn't exist because Walmart wouldn't have raised wages to $10 per hour.

Even Bushie just found a $10 per hour job, I mean come on
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 01, 2015, 08:01:13 pm
Plenty of supermarkets have made the decision to remove self-checkout lanes after installing them simply because consumers don't actually like using them.

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The move is part of a growing trend nationwide among some large retailers that are returning to the human touch, despite the extra labor costs. Also, technology glitches, restrictions on purchasing liquor and other controlled products, and a higher rate of theft are contributing to the decline of self-checkout at retailers nationwide, said Jeff Weidauer, vice president of marketing and strategy for Vestcom, a marketing firm for retailers.

"We believe that in the next couple of years, self-checkout will be eliminated altogether," said Weidauer.

The above article is about Jewel-Osco removing their machines. Albertsons removed self-checkout lanes in 2011.

See also: Returning to Walmart: Human cashiers
WSJ: Humans trump self-checkout machines at grocery store
Marketplace: Why self-checkout machines don't work
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In general (not just dating), do nice guys finish last? on: March 01, 2015, 03:20:40 am
The need for niceness depends on the situation, of course.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: March 01, 2015, 01:44:29 am
Here's a fun riddle: The cost of installing self-checkout lanes is only about $30,000; automated food ordering tech can cost even less than that. The tech is currently much less expensive than hiring a human to do it, and it's been that way for quite some time.

So: If self-checkout lanes are such a great money-saver for businesses, why aren't there more of them now?

Hint: It has something to do with the fact that most people simply don't like using self-checkout lanes.

Robots are only cheaper than humans, if you bury humans in FICA taxes and healthcare mandates, and forcing people to pay excise tax to fund roads (robots don't pay it, but they benefit from roads), rather than paying for roads with a broad economic income tax.  

Thanks, Democrats. Torpid little regressives with zero shame and even less brains.

Predictably, you are completely incorrect. Robots are cheaper than humans, even if the tax rate is zero; one self-checkout lane replaces more than one cashier because machines don't stop at a 40 hour week. Also: Your insults are not productive nor are they welcome on this forum.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / MOVED: A question about the opponents of gay marriage on: February 28, 2015, 11:27:09 pm
This topic has been moved to Religion & Philosophy.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=208183.0
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 28, 2015, 08:01:58 pm
Well, you can't criticize him for that. I do hope he learns about meat and how to cook it. Most people will ask things like that and not random technicalities of cuts of meat.

Again, being in an apartment and not owning a grill makes it rather difficult to properly cook meat.

Oh my god, Bushie

Lesson number one: Most meat is not cooked on a grill.

You really should spend the next couple of weeks buying different type of meat and trying to cook them. You will not have your job long if you don't. This isn't an ordinary supermarket you're going to be working at.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Phil Robertson Goes off the Deep End on: February 28, 2015, 07:29:42 pm
No better way to reach the kids of 2015 than by using terms and classifications from 1969
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: February 28, 2015, 07:20:43 pm
Here's a fun riddle: The cost of installing self-checkout lanes is only about $30,000; automated food ordering tech can cost even less than that. The tech is currently much less expensive than hiring a human to do it, and it's been that way for quite some time.

So: If self-checkout lanes are such a great money-saver for businesses, why aren't there more of them now?

Hint: It has something to do with the fact that most people simply don't like using self-checkout lanes.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Battle of the Moderators Round 2: The Mods Strike Back on: February 28, 2015, 01:05:23 am
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Over Under on ODF's new job. on: February 27, 2015, 11:31:22 am
I assume he'll jump ship for a temporary CADD job that doesn't wind up panning out.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 27, 2015, 02:33:23 am
I might be able to get a career going here and start a 401(k) just in case I do not go to Kenya to stay.

You should start the 401(k) either way. Going to Kenya (hopefully) has no bearing on whether you will one day reach retirement age.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republicans to cede on Net Neutrality on: February 26, 2015, 06:43:58 pm
The fact that that there people who own computers and oppose net neutrality is baffling to me

Series of Tubes folk who don't understand how it works.

Glenn Beck literally used this metaphor to describe how the Internet works earlier this week. Except instead of tubes, they were sewer pipes. Clogged sewer pipes! Imagine having your computer spewing feces all over your home cause of OBAMA's NET NEUTRALITY SWINDLE that will lead to CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS being led away in CHAINS to a SECRET FCC GULAG.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Walmart Giving All Employees a Raise to $10/Hour on: February 26, 2015, 04:09:08 pm
Ugh.  Not enough.  The min. wage should be $15 at the least but all we are going to hear is "praise Money-Jesus the invisible hand has saved us all again!"

Hey man, glass is half full here. For your purposes, the left can use this as proof the economy and businesses are willing to expand it and demand 15.

But be happy to see this happen.

The real hurdle is food service workers. I can't see any fast food company willing to make a move like Wal-Mart to shake up the industry. The only ones that would like Chipotle and Starbucks don't really hire bottom of the barrel food employees to begin with; it would have to come from McDonalds or Dunkin Donuts or the like.

If anyone needs the PR boost, it's McDonalds. It just spent millions on that dumb "love" ad campaign and it didn't move the needle at all. The company has big problems with worker quality and public perception; hiking its wages would help on both fronts.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season XXI: "Scientific Facts Are Not Hard And Fast Rules." on: February 26, 2015, 04:01:51 pm
It's a Lenten miracle! $10/hr is definitely enough to cover your rent.

Google also says [redacted] gives a 15% discount to employees on food stuffs.

Eat there plenty and cut the cable to a lower package and you can make it there, Bushie.

Unfortunately, the nature of [redacted] as a healthy-living type store (complete with organic foods) makes it more expensive than average. I suppose that's part of why they can pay $10/hour.

The good news is that with Walmart to raise its rate of pay to $10, and with Marshalls/TJ Maxx following suit, [redacted] will likely need to bump its pay levels soon after if Bushie is hired. (If, if, if.)
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