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zzyzzx   Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 7:46pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (6)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 1

You realize that this person moving these jobs is a typical liberal hypocrite.

DieBankOfAmericaPhukkingDie   Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 11:15am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 2

It's been all the fuck downhill since the 13th Amendment!

You tell 'em, Nigel! A buck an hour is more than generous. Anyone willing to work 1000 hours a week can bring home $52,000 a year - just for making coffee! That's outrageous and the mark of a real opportunity society!

It's time to outlaw unions and allow the National Guard to cull unionists for bounties, too.

zzyzzx   Fri, 24 Jul 2015, 5:10pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 3

CaptainShuddup says

I'm not angry why are you angry?

Iwog is still angry over has failed stock market prediction from last year. That, and for some reason he thinks that Trump is a serious candidate.

zzyzzx   Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 12:06pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 4

Call it Crazy   Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 10:01am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike (3)   Delete  Comment 5

Dan8267 says

I was testing the hypothesis that trolls like CIC Dan are motivated by their sexual frustration.

Hmmmm... I guess all your exhaustive research for hours and hours must really pay dividends... Do you share your research with your "friends" at Georgie's?

Dan8267 says

If I were gay, ...motivated by sexual frustration.

Says the fat nerd searching for fat naked guys on the web...

zzyzzx   Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 8:58am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 6

And the reason you were looking at CIC's tinder profile was???

Blurtman   Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 6:59pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (5)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 7

Sounds like a job for Ellen Pao.

rooemoore   Tue, 28 Jul 2015, 3:24pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 8

thunderlips11 says

Oops, this was already discussed:

http://patrick.net/misc/American+women+rate+80%25+of+men+on+dating+site+as+below+average

What are the odds that an obscure old blog post with data that, on first glance, makes women look shallow and bad, would be posted twice here? Well, when you have a site full of middle aged white dudes who see themselves as victims and who scour the net looking for proof, I'd say the odds are excellent!

DieBankOfAmericaPhukkingDie   Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 3:05pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (1)   Delete  Comment 9

If you can't lease a private jet, blaming your failures on America won't help.

Typical limey.

zzyzzx   Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 7:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 10

zzyzzx   Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 7:39am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 11

zzyzzx   Mon, 27 Jul 2015, 7:28am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 12

tatupu70 says

My tax dollars are subsidizing large corporations.

No, they are subsidizing lazy losers who think McDonald's is a career.

BayAreaObserver   Sun, 26 Jul 2015, 3:32pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 13

iwog says

giving most of the money to the driver

iwog says

Nope, from what I've read cab drivers love it and are jumping ship

Things seem to have changed rather quickly from another iwog proclaimed utopian dream - in this case the greatest invention in the world. Spend some time at this site - http://uberpeople.net/ and read how the bored millennials, paralegals, and just plain old people who need a job etc. and others are doing and what they're feeling, they sure don't seem to share these feelings...

Uber Finally Admits The Obvious | Uber Has A Driver Retention Problem

http://uberpeople.net/threads/uber-finally-admits-the-obvious-uber-has-a-driver-retention-problem.28837/

Uber Can't do Math - http://uberpeople.net/threads/uber-cant-do-math.29272/

Uber takes the first $1 as SRF THEN Uber takes 20%. Also your paycheck will say $3.20 but your 1099 at the end of the year will say $4.20 so keep track. You may have to send Uber a 1099 back. And you need to write off the $1 SRFs that Uber pretends it gave you.

WARNING WARNING WARNING BEWARE UBER ICECREAM GENERAL RELEASE - http://uberpeople.net/threads/warning-warning-warning-beware-uber-icecream-general-release.28898/

Uber now spending more on lobbyists than Wal-Mart, Bank of America or Wells Fargo. The stakes for Uber are high. Having to treat drivers like employees would pose huge costs and headaches for a company that says it only manages a smartphone app — and could dramatically affect the start-up's estimated $40-billion valuation. Turning over troves of ride data could lead to even bigger headaches, opening the door to intense regulatory scrutiny of issues such as worker hours, traffic violations, accommodations for the disabled and service in impoverished neighborhoods.

More: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-uber-california-20150726-story.html#page=1

HydroCabron   Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 11:37am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 14

1790: Requiring ventilation in mineshafts and lead smelters will "hurt workers and their families."

1840: Limits on burying and dismembering coal miners will "hurt our business and the miners' families."

1860: Ending slavery "will burden working families and destroy small businesses."

1880: Emergency fire exits in factories will "hurt small businesses, cost jobs and destroy working families."

1890: Limits on child labor will "hurt small business and working families."

1915: Letting workers live outside company towns will "hurt small businesses and working families."

1933: Paying workers in cash instead of scrip will "hurt our business, as well as working families everywhere."

1970: Laws against pouring mercury, cadmium and arsenic down storm drains will "hurt you-know who: small businesses, small families, and large families."

1975: Vehicle and factory air emissions rules "will destroy every planet from Mercury through Saturn, thereby killing jobs and hurting franchises and average-sized families."

1980: Banning leaded gasoline will "destroy the U.S. economy and hurt small working businesses and small-to-medium-sized families, leaving single mothers and huge Mormon families slightly worse for wear."

1990: Even mentioning that carbon emissions are a factor in the Earth's climate "will destroy the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy, and all the small businesses, large businesses and working families of small to very large size contained within that region."

Patrick   Sat, 25 Jul 2015, 8:56am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 15

Other observations about Argentina:

* the buenos aires city buses are private. they have different colors and decorations so you can tell which company runs which bus.
* businesses and residences are responsible for the sidewalks in front of their property. so the quality of sidewalk varies every 50 feet or so, but is usually pretty bad.
* there is a lot of dog shit on the sidewalks. no one picks it up.
* the average salary is low, like 1,243 per month, or under $15K/year. yet many things like clothes cost just as much as in the US.
* restaurants and cafes are generally packed even though expensive for argentines.
* a few people seem have a lot of money. we spent a day in tigre, and it was really beautiful, with lots of summer cabins on the parana river delta. also there are some grocery stores and houses that would fit right in to a high-end neighborhood in the US.
* people love yerba mate so much they often carry around the little cup and straw for it with a thermos of hot water. yet i can't find it served anywhere in a cafe. i guess it's just something you make at home.
* my last airbnb landlady was jewish (mezuzah on the doorpost, judaica inside the apartment) and this one is german (born there, can speak a bit of german).
* apartments may look really crappy from the street, but are much nicer inside.

a picture of my wife taking a picture of me at the dock of Alpenhouse, a german restaurant in tigre:

marco   Fri, 24 Jul 2015, 5:36am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 16

Do housing prices go down when no water comes out of the taps ?

Call it Crazy   Thu, 23 Jul 2015, 8:19pm PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike (2)   Delete  Comment 17

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mmmarvel   Wed, 22 Jul 2015, 6:11am PDT   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (4)   Dislike   Delete  Comment 18

Strategist says

She flatly said the H1B people:

Are more motivated.

Work a lot harder.

More deligent.

Don't complain.

Willing to work at any shift.

Willing to work over time.

Get the job done the right way.

Damn, what's wrong with these people? Do they want to get ahead? Even in the trades I've seen the younger generation turn down overtime -'because it interferes with my time off' - duh, dum-dum. And check your paycheck at the end of the pay period, the fellow next to you (usually an older worker) will have a much better looking paycheck than you. When I was pushing a wheelbarrow, I welcomed and sucked up any and all overtime that was offered.

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