Aren't there enough cops in this city? So, Charleston is funding more cops.. Which will screw more people over (like giving tickets for improper lane change or a headlight being out)... Which will lead to more money...more cops... More money.. When does it end? The jails are already over-crowded. The economy has made it hard for the normal person to pay bills yet fines or tickets. Why doesn't Charleston fund more after school programs or addiction centers? Oh.. Because they need the bad guys to bring in money to aid to the cycle. So who's the bad guys again?
Wow, what a concept. If I own something I am a hoarder. Why don't we just do away with choices and free will. As long as you want what someone else has you will always want what someone else has.
Most of these 'vendors' get the palmettos by cutting out the tops of other people's trees on their way downtown...aka STEALING and DAMAGE TO PRIVATE PROPERTY. I have caught a few, and not just kids. I think the officer did his job and did it well, most wouldn't bother. Had the kid acted with respect it could have had a better outcome for him. Sometimes you have to learn the hard way.
Great how "libertarians" always know when to come down on the side of law and order.
Sounds like it was handled properly by the policeman. Did the juvenile in fact have a valid permit at home?
"I'll smoke wherever I want to".
Alright, I'm tired of beating around the bush. Here's how it is:
1. When people spend money for things, the people who own the means of production and the sales of those things make money.
2. When those people make money, they do two things:
a: they buy things and put the money into savings
b: they take that money and pay the people who produce and sell those things for them a wage.
3. These people who get the wage then go out and buy something else, from somebody else. Then the system repeats itself over and over and over.
Pretty simple, right? Alright, now let's get a little more complicated.
1. Often the people who own the means of production and sales hoard the majority of the money themselves
2. As a result, the balance of the system is disrupted. Their employees have less spending money.
3. The majority of people have less money, so there is less money to spend.
4. People buy less.
5. People sell less.
6. People make less.
7. The economy suffers.
8. People suffer.
Maybe better than raising the minimum wage, maybe we should make a rule that anyone who does business in the US must pay their lowliest worker no more than 40 times less than the CEO.
As far as I see it, problem solved. The US is the biggest (or the second-biggest) consumer in the world. Without our business, the world economy can't function properly.
What does this have to do with raising the minimum wage? As far as I see it, absolutely everything.
your 'lower middle class' mindset could never grasp all of the tangibles that go along with growing up poor.
everyone knows 15$ will never happen, but you gotta start out high
New jobs doing what? Remember we are talking about unskilled fast food workers.
"So umm Sark, then what are those replaced by the machines going to do once the machines are doing their jobs?"
New jobs? Technology always makes some jobs obsolete. Being a luddite is not a solution.
I will not sign up for ObamaCare. I will not pay a fine.
Obama cannot bully me. I have to draw a line.
No matter if he will rant and rail,
I'll not tuck my legs between my tail,
Not if the sky should all fall down,
Not if it makes Obama frown,
I'm really glad that this pompous buffoon,
Has got to leave his office soon,
And I hope a life of misery,
Becomes his lasting legacy,
Now that he's killed Democracy,
Perhaps then we will again be free,
The day, ObamaCare dies.
And we were singing...
The cops for DUI enforcement should be tee totlers who have had a family member injured by an alcohol impaired driver. I'm just saying.
Also, sounds like this author is angling for a job w G&G. Or trying to sleep with them.
Brock isn't a carpetbagger, he's from VA, a douche, but not a Yankee.
While I wouldn't classify General Powell as a flaming liberal he is hardly aligned with the Republican party anymore. Medicare and the VA have such stellar records to use as a model, just like the single payer systems in the civilized world where there is no way you would be able to do like my wife did today which was walk into the doctor's office at 8 and be out of there before 9 with two scrips in hand.
It would be great to have bike corrals strategically located but I doubt seriously that it will reduce the need for parking. Don't take away parking spaces for Bikes, just put smaller corrals on the sidewalks. I don't have a problem sharing the road but there are just as many rude bikers as there are drivers. Slow down and enjoy the scenery.
As for no signs being posted, there is probably some sign ordinance to prevent the posting of signs and a sign patrol to make sure unlawfully posted signs are confiscated to be placed in a sign impound area where they are kept until someone pays a fine...
"However, if I asked my boss for a 100% raise, he would laugh in my face."
So would mine, and I'm self employed.
I seem to see a strong correlation between people that:
1. Pillory Mandela and African nationalists for employing force against one of the most oppressive systems of government in the latter 20th century and
2. Brag of their "2nd Amendment solutions" to political issues like Obamacare and gun control, of the "coming revolution" and whatnot.
@Trollslayer. Perhaps there are no "good" apples to offer.
@Dislikers. Will the "dislikers" kindly explain why you are against protecting the citizens from overzealous solicitors trying to further their political careers at the expense of the innocent instead of just disagreeing? I am willing to listen to opposing views if giving valid points.
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