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Old Mar 19th, 2020, 07:07 PM   #91
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Hello, Bigot.

Yet again you throw into sharp relief your ignorance of the topic and the futility of your argument.

As an entry level position, the Rotten Ronnie's fry guy was never supposed to be providing a living-level wage. Generally speaking, these type of jobs were occupied by students or for someone who already had another part-time job & was looking to supplement their income. As has been clearly illustrated any number of times on these very boards, a $15/hr minimum wage today does more to hurt workers than to help; fewer entry level jobs available for students, cut hours, closed doors, among others.

The point is not that we believe workers aren't worth $X/hr. We just believe that the market should decide, not a gov't mandate. If the market decides the fry guy should get paid $20/hr, so be it. Same if it's $7/hr.

Go. Read. Learn. This dead horse has been beaten into Rotten Ronnie's burgers...

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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 09:27 AM   #92
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Hello, Bigot.

Yet again you throw into sharp relief your ignorance of the topic and the futility of your argument.

As an entry level position, the Rotten Ronnie's fry guy was never supposed to be providing a living-level wage. Generally speaking, these type of jobs were occupied by students or for someone who already had another part-time job & was looking to supplement their income. As has been clearly illustrated any number of times on these very boards, a $15/hr minimum wage today does more to hurt workers than to help; fewer entry level jobs available for students, cut hours, closed doors, among others.
Funny how your ideological blinders work.

It's also been demonstrated on these boards that disproportionately affected will be seniors who work McJobs as their pension incomes are insufficient to keep them alive.

But you've never been overly preoccupied with the down-and-out. Like a lot of folks on the political right-wing / libertarian flavour, you show a very darwinian attitude: if they can't make it on their own, they don't deserve to survive! That's a position which (intentionally?) ignores the structural existence of poverty and economic disadvantage. We're not meant to get ahead.

We're meant to plod away in tedious and meaningless jobs, acquiring what few enhancements to our livelihood that we can eke out (roof over our heads, porridge for breakfast and dinner - and there are many who can't do even that). So long as trickle-down economic mentalities dominate, the wealth will continue to torrent-up to the elite in society as the grand majority struggle in vain because they've been brainwashed into believing that they, too, can have a yacht-within-a-yacht sailing the Mediterranean some day....
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Old Mar 20th, 2020, 12:18 PM   #94
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Coronavirus: Trudeau says irregular migrants will be turned away at Canada-U.S. border
https://globalnews.ca/news/6707593/c...ada-us-border/

That's good news. New York state has about 7,000 cases verified from a population of 20 million people. Canada has about 900 verified cases.
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What's not good news is they are still allowing people in at Roxem Road or whatever that illegal crossing is called. And to top it off, are providing them quarantine facilities and living expenses. that is just wrong and it should be stopped. Trouble is with the Liberals, it's always OK if it's illegal, just like SNC Lavalin.
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We can stop worrying about the virus, folks. Jesus will save us!

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We can stop worrying about the virus, folks. Jesus will save us!

Yeah, well I am gonna stay home and watch for now to see how many of 'em are gone in a month.
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Old Mar 21st, 2020, 07:13 PM   #99
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Hello, Bigot.

First off, there are a number of ideologs on these boards. By & large they are Progs. You may consider yourself among the counted. I, on the other hand, am not.

Second, making political decisions based on "feels" is not walking, but running us headfirst towards disaster.

QED? Blackface McGroper... "Grow the economy from the heart outwards." Where's that technicolour vomiting emoticon when you need it? If he had balanced the budget this year like he had promised back in 2015, we wouldn't be rushing into economic disaster with his unsustainable Chinese coronavirus "solution".

Third, quote the exact passage where I noted where anybody doesn't "deserve to survive". Be specific.

Fourth, the "structural existence of poverty" is not cured by welfare, no matter how good the "feels". It merely perpetuates it. Period.

QED? First Immigrants.

Fifth, if you don't like your job, create another, preferably legal, opportunity. Is it going to be easy? Unlikely. But it's certainly better than driving yourself to an early grave. Work smarter, not harder.

As far as your precious "enhancements" are concerned you deserve none, zero, of them. Those are the type of things that modern, reliable energy provides. As you are ideologically opposed to a contemporary, carbon or nuclear energy-based lifestyle, go back to your cold, dark cave, animal skins on your back, your knapping flint in hand & be thankful for it...

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Ottawa company hopes to develop mobile COVID-19 test in 4 weeks
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottaw...ium%3Dsharebar

I've seen similar stories from companies in Korea and the U.S. It looks like portable fast testing will begin to be deployed in April.
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