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Re: “RiverDogs to rock old-school Rainbows jerseys in honor of Pride Fest

Aren't they doing a prostate exam during the game too? I just think its weird that they are doing gay night and prostate massages or exams or whatever at the same game!
The have the nerve to call it the two knuckle challenge.. look it up if you don't believe me lol, its kinda disturbing actually

Posted by Trey Harris on August 1, 2014 at 9:04 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

"If a McDonald's employee produced 21.72 /hr in productivity, and was only being paid 7.35 / hr, then McDonald's would always be hiring, because each worker it hired would be extraordinarily profitable. "

simple.

You tell em Julie !

If my small family business is forced to pay someone, with no skills, 15.00 dollars a hour than we will be shutting the doors. That puts 8 more people, who are currently raising families and makin ends meet, on the government payroll..but maybe that is the point?!?

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Posted by artrogue on August 1, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

"Again, the problem here is with the mechanisms of capitalism, not wages. End the pursuit of profit above all other concerns, and this problem goes away."

Your dipshit economic theories have finally given me a migraine, after all these years.

Free market capitalism is relatively new in human history. Prior to the rise of capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man.
Capitalism made it possible to become wealthy by serving one's fellow man. Capitalists seek to discover what people want and then produce it as efficiently as possible. Free market capitalism is ruthless in its profit and loss discipline.
Free market capitalism has other enemies -- mostly among the intellectual elite and political tyrants. These are people who believe that they have superior wisdom to the masses and that they are somehow ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us.
Of course, they have what they consider to be good reasons for restricting liberty, but every tyrant who has ever lived has had what he considered good reason for restricting liberty.
A tyrant’s agenda calls for the attenuation or the elimination of the market and what is implied by it -- voluntary exchange.
Tyrants do not trust that people acting voluntarily will do what the tyrant thinks they should do.
They want to replace the market with economic planning and regulation.
It has never worked ..and lucky for us, all your economic ideas are just that
....ideas in your mind. Hopefully they will stay there.
As a regular working joe..do me a favor and keep your naive economic ideas in your head or within your elite circle of know it all friends.

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Posted by artrogue on August 1, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

A big shout out to all my fellow greedy, evil, capitalists! (And hamburger lovers.)

Time to invest in Momentum Machines!

http://momentummachines.com/

Hey, AFL-CIO - look what your stupid strikes and your insane $15 per hour demands have created!

Hamburger lovers will rejoice as they can finally get a burger made with the right proportions of mayo, ketchup and mustard. And if you order it with no pickles, there will be no pickles.

I'll bet you a cheeseburger that you will have at least one of these machines making burgers in Charleston within the next three years....

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Posted by I P Yuengling on August 1, 2014 at 4:59 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

We can't very well have low-skill workers making decent wages. That would devalue the super important work that the rest of us do and force us to ask uncomfortable questions about our true value and place in society. They need to just shut the fuck up and make food fast so we can cram it down our gullets quickly and get back to doing real work.

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Posted by Ron Liberte on August 1, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

why cant they just get new jobs somewhere else? try a clothing store, i work at Under Armour Factory House at Tanger Outlets and i started at 8.50...i was working at sunoco and didnt like what i had to do for 7.80 so i left and got a better job, its not that hard to change jobs...they dont like the pay..then they need to leave

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Posted by Marshall Hillsman on August 1, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

Haters gonna hate regardless. I endorse gay marriage completely firefreezone, so sue me. Many of the gay couples I know have been together much longer than my married, divorced, married, divorced, married, divorced straight friends have. Look at tupper, nearly 32 years! Mazel Tov Tupper!! Surely at this point this couple deserves the same exact rights, benefits and respect as anyone.
Also quit bringing up God firefreezone. I am quite sure that if she exists she will drop your bigoted ass into the eternal deep fryer upon arrival at eternity. Crack, sizzle, pop.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on August 1, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “There's no room for censorship in our community

You're right, Julie Downey. Public libraries should only have censored materials inside that the councilman approves of explicitly. His decision. He's the public voice.
If you want to read unedited, wide-ranging materials, get a damned job and pay for it, you lazy fucking liberals.

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Posted by landsnark on August 1, 2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “A map of Charleston's gay history

John Jenrette? The one who had a quickie with his wife on the Capitol steps? Is he gay?

Posted by Susan Kellett Gue on August 1, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

"If the minimum wage had simply tracked U.S. productivity gains since 1968, it would be $21.72 an hour -- three times what it is now."

If a McDonald's employee produced 21.72 /hr in productivity, and was only being paid 7.35 / hr, then McDonald's would always be hiring, because each worker it hired would be extraordinarily profitable.

If the Minimum wage was too low, there would be zero unemployment, again because each worker hired would make you profit if you were able to pay them less then they produced.

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Posted by Julie Downey on August 1, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Re: “There's no room for censorship in our community

If you don't like it, don't watch it or pay to watch it.

This is the crap that liberals don't get. THEY ARE TAKING TAXPAYER MONEY. So, the councilman is doing exactly what you advocate, as a representative of THE TAXPAYERS.

No different then Nancy Pelosi, making the unbelievable argument...Now that the Government HAS FORCED Hobby Lobby to pay for Healthcare for it's employees, that Hobby Lobby should have NO SAY ABOUT HOW IT'S MONEY IS SPENT.

If you TAKE FUNDING FROM THE PUBLIC. Then you are not being CENSORED when the public feels it has a right to decide what content you are creating WITH PUBLIC MONEY.

If you force people to Pay for things, they have every right in the world to an opinion about, and what you do with THEIR MONEY.

If you don't like that, then don't take public funding and do whatever you want with your own dime.

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Posted by Julie Downey on August 1, 2014 at 12:35 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

"If the minimum wage had simply tracked U.S. productivity gains since 1968, it would be $21.72 an hour -- three times what it is now."

Dang, what would CEO pay be under this scenario?

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Posted by driver eight on August 1, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

I make 7.25 an hour and cannot support myself. So I make the intellegent decision to bring four more mouths that I cannot afford to support into the world. Yep, just the kind of person with the mental skills needed to be promoted to a higher paying position.

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Posted by truthrus on August 1, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Re: “Appeals court ruling could bring gay marriage to S.C.

"But you keep creating that straw man."

Sounds like you. After all, that is what your argument using the founders of this nation is all about. Pure straw man. The founding fathers didn't give equal rights to women or blacks, but this was adapted as the nation learned and grew. I guess you don't believe in those rights either. Friggin bigot.

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Posted by brewengineer on August 1, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

You think it's just fast food? Skilled workers in Charleston aren't much better off.

Take a look at Craigslist in the Admin/Office section. Most of the (legitimate) professional office jobs in the Charleston metro area don't pay more than $8-$10 per hour for someone with a high school degree, and $10-$12 for a Bachelor's.

In comparison, the starting wage for housekeeping staff at some of the hotels downtown is $9 an hour.

The worst part is that there's such a shortage of office jobs in the Charleston area and so many applicants to each job, the employers get away with low-balling wages.

So, yeah, I get where these workers are coming from...

$15 an hour isn't the answer, but I think that most workers could use a bump in their wages. I mean, a happy worker who's not worried about paying the bills and has money for a higher quality of life is more likely to make a workplace and customers happier in turn.

They're also more likely to raise better educated, healthier children which would benefit society in general. So paying higher wages? In the long run, everyone (except for a few people at the top of the food chain) benefits.

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Posted by Elise Ladew on August 1, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

It's also worth noting that these MacDog employees didn't just decide to protest on their own- They were instigated by the criminal AFL-CIO.
Unions, after all, simply cannot exist unless they tell people what they want to hear, which is that they are underpaid.
After all, they have to try to justify their own exorbitant salaries.
http://www.laboreducator.org/lt110610.htm

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 1, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

The worst thing about it is that the people that need the low skill, entry level jobs the most are the ones that would be hurt the worst by increasing minimum wages. Were I a McDonald's owner and I was forced to double my payroll on a large segment of my staff I would be looking for much better qualified people who could do the work of 1.5 or 2 entry level employees or just cut staff.

These are, by design, low skilled, entry level jobs that are not designed for someone to raise a family on. Also, the vast majority of people who are working minimum wage jobs are middle class kids in middle class homes, not single moms with three kids, a situation that I am sure has a lot more detail in it that is not in this piece. Like most stories that lean sympathetic for increasing the minimum wage this one raises more questions than it answers.

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Posted by nofaith on August 1, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

15.00 is insanely to high for a mcdonalds employee. Its great that your working and earning a living instead of sitting on your butt asking for disability. But I have a 4 year degree and work in the medical feild and started out at 19. Why should someone working at a place that does not require a highschool education better yet a college education make just as much money as someone who worked their butt off to get where they are. I am still in school and working full time with student loans and you gotta work hard and be in debt at times to get where you want to be. So I think it is crazy to allow that much money an hour for mcdonalds, I dont care how many kids you have. Learn to prioritize your money and decide whats important, fancy nails and phones or kids and food and house over your head... not trying to be brutal just honest.

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Posted by pbl89 on August 1, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

Don't pay attention to mat catastrophe! His/her opinion is all based in fantasy land and not reality. Try owning a business mat catastrophe. Wait for someone to show up asking for $15 minimum. Your logic is laughable because you have absolutely no experience in what you are spouting off about. The quintessential know it all who knows nothing.

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Posted by mtnryda on August 1, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Re: “McDonald’s workers stage a soggy protest for $15/hour wage

This person seems to think that since she has four children her employer should pay her more.
A good way to get employers to support the birth control part of the affordable care act.

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on August 1, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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