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Postby bionic » Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:40 am

As far as working fewer hours, there's no law against, but, if you go putting that kind of constraint on business, the very thing that makes free markets and capitalism dynamic and prosperous would be nullified,imo.


you do make a good point..but hiring more people does not mean more money out if all those people are working less hours..it balances out..it will cost more if you are providingretirement, insurance, and dental plans, though

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Postby event_horizon » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:04 pm

gudskepteacal wrote:Probably some of what it should be about, but I dk about 'all'. This is where we disagree. As far as working fewer hours, there's no law against, but, if you go putting that kind of constraint on business, the very thing that makes free markets and capitalism dynamic and prosperous would be nullified,imo. Your post, in a way, seems to accuse and denegrate wealthy people/corporation owners and CEOs. I completely agree the ratio of compensation for the wealthy folks and the avg. income family is disturbing and somewhat appalling, but, without these same horrible people, America wouldn't be the same country it is. We could cuss and throw rocks all day, that won't solve the problem, as you know, :thumbdown: with class warfare event. The point you made about wars being fought for the benefit of corporate puppetmasters was very interesting as I was just thinking along those lines with another topic here in Questions that make you dri..uh think :Doh:


A lot of what you're saying is true, but something needs to change. This "ratio of compensation" is just going to keep getting worse and worse. And I think the more society pushes them, the more the government will gradually work towards a police state. Unfortunately, I think the only way it will ever change is by having a revolution.
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Postby event_horizon » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:11 pm

bionic wrote:
As far as working fewer hours, there's no law against, but, if you go putting that kind of constraint on business, the very thing that makes free markets and capitalism dynamic and prosperous would be nullified,imo.


you do make a good point..but hiring more people does not mean more money out if all those people are working less hours..it balances out..it will cost more if you are providingretirement, insurance, and dental plans, though


That PLUS play people more than chump change. It's almost like legally run sweatshops, with their lousy wages. I think the minimum wage should be no less than $10 an hour, with the way cost of living has gone up. It wouldn't hurt most companies. They could still make good profits. All they're doing right now is making their bank accounts fatter and fatter.

Of course the government is the only body that can make such a thing happen, but they're getting paid by all these greedy corporations, and they don't want to piss off their golden geese. It's a vicious cycle where "the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer."
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Postby Island_Girl » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:57 am

event_horizon wrote:
Island_Girl wrote:
event_horizon wrote:Island Girl, I can totally relate to what you just said.

And why is it that I've never noticed you here before? I see you're from New Orleans...I was born and raised there. And I lived in Metairie, LA for 9 years before Hurricane Katrina. I sure do miss the food.



EH,

Maybe because I'm invisible is why you don't
notice me...I flesh out time to time.

I have relatives in Metairie. I lived in the
Quarter, then Gentilly, N.O. East and now
I live in Eden Isles across the lake. Lost
everything in Katrina and built back. If you
lived through Katrina you may have had real
reason to wonder if you were being
punished. It was hell, believe me. I create
my own way of dealing with the complexity
of life and will continue until I croak. lol

Glad to meet you Mistah Horizon. I had red
beans and rice earlier for supper and watched
the Saints. I never watch TV as a rule but
make that exception. When the Saints win the
vibes are easier thus making my life less complicated. :)


I didn't ride out the hurricane. I used to ride them all out, but I had never seen a Category 5 that was projected to go up the mouth of the Mississippi River before, so I was outta there.

At least in Eden Isle you're not living in a bowl and you'd have a much easier time evacuating the area (gawd forbid it happens again).

I love to cook Red Beans & Rice and Chicken & Sausage Gumbo, but I miss all the boiled seafood and the great restaurants in the Quarter and Bucktown.

And who dat say dey gon' beat dem Saints!!! I love my Saints! I still catch every game. I'm ready for Super Bowl victory #2 baby!!! Hopefully we get that precious bye week, but we need to win and hope the 49ers to lose to the Rams. Yeah...that probably ain't gonna happen... :(



EH,

Just saw this. Mercy, I remember when they were the Ain'ts and folks wore
bags over their heads.

Have a Happy New Year, they will be partying in the city, then getting ready
for Mardi Gras...it never stops. :)
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Postby event_horizon » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:49 pm

I was just a little kid when they were the still called the "Aint's," thank goodness. I didn't start following them until they had Bobby Hebert as the QB and the defense was called the "Dome Patrol." But they could never win a playoff game back then. Remember Jim Mora and all his tirades?..."shoulda coulda woulda," and "we couldn't do diddly poo..." :lol:

Yeah I miss Mardi Gras too. But I had enough good times with it to last a lifetime.

BTW, I made a big ol pot 'a red beans with the leftover Christmas ham and ooooooooweeee! Dat sh*t is on time! :D
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Postby Island_Girl » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:45 pm

event_horizon wrote:I was just a little kid when they were the still called the "Aint's," thank goodness. I didn't start following them until they had Bobby Hebert as the QB and the defense was called the "Dome Patrol." But they could never win a playoff game back then. Remember Jim Mora and all his tirades?..."shoulda coulda woulda," and "we couldn't do diddly poo..." :lol:

Yeah I miss Mardi Gras too. But I had enough good times with it to last a lifetime.

BTW, I made a big ol pot 'a red beans with the leftover Christmas ham and ooooooooweeee! Dat sh*t is on time! :D



Don't forget King Cakes and the little plastic
babies inside. lol

http://www.nola.com/mardigras/index.ssf ... us_cr.html
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Postby event_horizon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:49 pm

Dangit! You would have to remind me of those. :(
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Postby event_horizon » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:10 pm

Oh lookie at the article I ran across today. Somebody out there is listening. :)

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-case- ... -week.html
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