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Try Not To Laugh… I Dare You

Last January, SeaTac implemented a $15 per hour minimum wage for hospitality and transportation workers. The consequences to the drastic hike in wages are just beginning to be realized—and it’s not pretty.

A writer for NW Asian Weekly recently blogged about her experience attending an event at a SeaTac hotel. She asked employees if they were “happy with the $15 wage.” The ensuing conversations,

“It sounds good, but it’s not good,” the woman said.

“Why?” I asked.

“I lost my 401k, health insurance, paid holiday, and vacation,” she responded. “No more free food,” she added.

“The hotel used to feed her. Now, she has to bring her own food. Also, no overtime, she said. She used to work extra hours and received overtime pay.

“What else? I asked.

“I have to pay for parking,” she said.

“I then asked the part-time waitress, who was part of the catering staff.

“Yes, I’ve got $15 an hour, but all my tips are now much less,” she said. Before the new wage law was implemented, her hourly wage was $7. But her tips added to more than $15 an hour. Yes, she used to receive free food and parking. Now, she has to bring her own food and pay for parking.”

Bwahahahahahaha…

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ISIS Turd Who Threatened America Is Enjoying His 72 Virgins

Unfortunately for him, they are 45 year old men, who live in their mom’s basement.

The camel-humper who said that ISIS would “drown you all in blood” (oooh…scary) and “fly the black flag of Islam over the White House” is giving head to the devil, as we speak. BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

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I hope he gets to meet all of his friends, real soon. In memory of Abu Moussa, I’d like to invite ISIS to eat a bag of dicks.

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Oh AGW, Is There Nothing You Can’t Do?

Climate change causes ebola outbreak!

Ebola outbreaks may become more frequent because of climate change, scientists have warned, as the deadly disease ravages four countries across West Africa. . .

Some scientists believe global warming—and the subsequent increase in extreme weather—could be a factor behind in the virus’s ascendance.

Don’t question it. The science is settled.

Buffoons.

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Freaky Friday Caption Contest

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For me, semi-automatic is automatic….

For me, Coca Cola is whiskey. For me, marijuana is bubble gum. For me, kittens are beluga whales. For me, reality is irrelevant.

WTF?

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Did they search for the dead stegosaurus too?

Because if they didn’t, that was pretty shoddy police work. For all we know a wounded dinosaur is roaming the streets.

A 16-year-old Summerville High School student says he was arrested Tuesday morning and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun.

Alex Stone said he and his classmates were told in class to write a few sentences about themselves, and a “status” as if it was a Facebook page.

Stone said in his “status” he wrote a fictional story that involved the words “gun” and “take care of business.”

“I killed my neighbor’s pet dinosaur, and, then, in the next status I said I bought the gun to take care of the business,” Stone said.

Stone says his statements were taken completely out of context.

“I could understand if they made him re-write it because he did have “gun” in it. But a pet dinosaur?” said Alex’s mother Karen Gray.”I mean first of all, we don’t have dinosaurs anymore. Second of all, he’s not even old enough to buy a gun.”

Investigators say the teacher contacted school officials after seeing the message containing the words “gun” and “take care of business,” and police were then notified on Tuesday.

Summerville police officials say Stone’s bookbag and locker were searched on Tuesday, and a gun was not found.

According to Gray, Stone was suspended for the rest of the week. Gray says she is furious that the school did not contact her before her son was arrested.

She says her son followed directions and completed an assignment.

That’s some Grade A, ultra-refined, triple distilled jackassery right there folks.

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After Foley comment, President Ladies’ Tee was back on the links

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When there is golf to be played, the man is determined to stay the course.

Shortly after delivering a statement denouncing the execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamist militants in Iraq, President Obama hit the golf course on Wednesday.

Obama completed the statement at a school in Martha’s Vineyard where he is vacationing, before arriving minutes later at a local golf club.

The president planned to play a round with former Miami Heat star Alonzo Mourning, private equity investor Glenn Hutchins, and longtime friend Cy Walker‎, according to the White House.

Compare and contrast in this trip down the Memory Hole to May 2008.

For the first time, Bush revealed a personal way in which he has tried to acknowledge the sacrifice of soldiers and their families.

“I don’t want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said. “I feel I owe it to the families to be in solidarity as best as I can with them. And I think playing golf during a war just sends the wrong signal.”

Bush said he made that decision after the August 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, which killed Sergio Vieira de Mello, the top U.N. official in Iraq and the organization’s high commissioner for human rights.

“I remember when de Mello, who was at the U.N., got killed in Baghdad as a result of these murderers taking this good man’s life,” he said. “I was playing golf — I think I was in central Texas — and they pulled me off the golf course and I said, ‘It’s just not worth it anymore to do.’”

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Special Ops attempted to rescue Foley and others…

It said the troops engaged in a firefight killing several jihadis. I hope “several” means a thousand.

The Obama administration sent U.S. troops to Syria recently to attempt to rescue hostages, believed to include journalist James Foley, being held by Islamic State militants but failed to find them, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement that the mission to rescue the Americans targeted a “captor network” inside the militant group, and included air and ground elements.

“Unfortunately, the mission was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location,” Kirby said.

Lisa Monaco, the assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, said in a statement that the Obama administration chose to authorize the mission because of the “national security team’s assessment that these hostages were in danger with each passing day in ISIL custody.”

Senior officials told Fox News one of the hostages the U.S. had believed was there was James Foley. The American photojournalist’s horrific beheading by Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS or ISIL, was shown on a YouTube video Tuesday night.

A senior U.S. official told Fox News that the operation, which took place a couple of months ago, included “several dozen” operators, multiple aircraft and at least one drone. The troops engaged in a firefight with the militants, killing several, according to the official. No U.S. lives were lost but one servicemember sustained minor injuries.

More here.

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How To Avoid Being Shot

We all know about the story of St. Trayvon of Skittles & St. Michael of Fergudishu. Now, we see the story of Christian Alberto Sierra. The gist is he spiraled downward, became erratic, threatened suicide, began cutting himself, ran down the street covered in blood (armed with a knife), and got shot when he ran toward a responding police officer after being commanded to “freeze”.

A common theme in these stories, seems to be the idea that these were children. These individuals were all grown men. Each (allegedly) showed a propensity to commit violence and exhibited unstable behavior immediately preceding their death. Two were shot by police, one was shot by an over-zealous dickhead.

I would like to offer you, my friends, a brief list of concrete steps you can take to avoid being shot:

* Don’t rob people.
* Don’t use or sell drugs.
* Don’t attack people.
* Don’t steal.
* Don’t hurt yourself or others.
* When an officer issues a command, comply with said command. (Better judged by 12 than carried by 6)

If you follow these 6 simple rules, you will drastically reduce your chances of being shot.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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Some people are not cut out for police work…

Being a cop is a very difficult job. This is especially true in times of social upheaval. It takes a very stable, rock-solid, brave individual to be a cop under the trying conditions we have seen in Furguson. Some people aren’t cut out for the job.

That’s okay, not everyone can do every job. Some people aren’t suited to be in sales. It takes a very rare person to make a good member of the clergy. Some people shouldn’t be cops.

Here is an example of a man who is not cut out to be a cop and really needs to find another job for which he is better suited.

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I been tried to told ya.

In the last several years, Warren Buffett went out and bought the Burlington Northern and Santa Fe Railroad. He didn’t just buy some stock, he bought the whole thing, took it private…A railroad is nothing but hard assets. [...] It makes money by moving hard assets … It’s the ultimate hard asset play. Warren Buffett’s next deal was to go out and buy massive natural resources in oil and natural gas.
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And we also know that China is acquiring gold through stealth using intelligence and military assets to bring gold in completely off the books, doesn’t show up in Hong Kong imports. So, why is China doing this? Well, because they got a mountain of paper assets. They’ve got $4 trillion in reserves, almost all of it denominated in paper bonds.
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By the way, there are only about 33,000 tons of official gold in the world. All the central banks, sovereign wealth funds and treasuries and finance ministries combined have about 33,000 tons of gold.

China’s acquired 10 percent of all of the official gold in the world in the last four years. So, why are they doing that? Well, they now have a hedge position.
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The gold is gonna go up like this so they’ve created a hedge where they win this way and they win this way so I would say look at China buying gold, look at Warren Buffett buying hard assets in energy and that will give some guidance.

If When we inflate away our currency, foreigners who hold our debt, lose. We are directly transferring wealth from them to us. Everyone knows this. China has been working feverishly to create an environment which allows them to lose the petro-dollar. They have been buying gold and hard-assets for some time. Now, we see that they have purchased 10% of the world’s hard gold assets, in secret. They’re playing chess. We’re playing marbles.

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The Race Card Project

The Race Card Project is the recipient of a Peabody Award. It is a fascinating exercise in race-relations, from the perspective of those who live it. Fascinating. Thanks, Jacksonsdad.

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What you see here are candid submissions from people who have engaged in a little exercise. Here’s how it works. Think about the word Race. How would you distill your thoughts, experiences or observations about race into one sentence that only has six words?

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Everybody can relax, Eric Holder is on the scene…

They are going all in on this one. From Holder’s statement.

The full resources of the Department of Justice have been committed to the investigation into Michael Brown’s death. This inquiry will take time to complete, but we have already taken significant steps. Approximately 40 FBI agents and some of the Civil Rights Division’s most experienced prosecutors have been deployed to lead this process, with the assistance of the United States Attorney in St. Louis. Hundreds of people have already been interviewed in connection with this matter. On Monday, at my direction, a team of federal medical examiners conducted an independent autopsy.

Meanwhile, back in Obama’s adopted hometown…

Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.

Two people were killed and another wounded in what police said was a “domestic-related” shooting in Roseland late Sunday.

The shooting occurred about 9:55 p.m. in the 400 block of West 104th Street, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.

Two people were dead at the scene, said Greer, who added that the shooting is believed to be “domestic-related.”

A man was shot and killed early Sunday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Police found 26-year-old Kardeon Glover, of the 4100 block of West Grenshaw, with a gunshot wound to the head on the sidewalk in the 900 block of North Karlov about 1:15 a.m., authorities said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

No FBI agents or any of the Civil Rights Division’s most experienced prosecutors will be deployed to Chicago. It’s just not sexy enough.

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Who is causing trouble in Ferguson?

It isn’t the locals, evidently.

Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan reported that only three of the 78 protesters arrested last night during last night’s clash between the police and protesters in Ferguson were actually from the city on Tuesday’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”

He stated that there were, “78 arrests, just three of them here from the town of Ferguson.” Harrigan added that there were “a lot from Missouri, but some came from as far away as California and New York.” And that there are “some concerns from police that rioters are using the demonstrations as a cover, a cover to launch some attacks against police.”

There are some out-of-town communists there, however.

As the outraged community in Ferguson, Missouri, continues to protest the officer-involved shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, radical communist revolutionaries from places like Chicago and New York City are seemingly infiltrating the local demonstrations and allegedly attempting to “incite” riots.

A video uploaded on YouTube Tuesday shows Gregory Lee Johnson, a veteran member of the Revolutionary Community Party, riling up a crowd and seemingly discouraging them from listening to police’s advice to calm things down.

Communist agitators in Ferguson is new news. Communist agitators in the executive of the federal government branch is old news.

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One reason why nice guys often finish last

Often times it’s because they refuse to acknowledge what they are up against. Somehow they believe it is noble to think of their opponent as misguided instead of evil, even when it is only evil that they display. When they have the opportunity to speak the Truth of a matter they fail to speak properly because they won’t acknowledge it for what it is. When that is the case you can never instill passion into anyone who listens to what you have to say. When you want people to believe in you but you cannot speak plainly about what is plain and observable for all to see, you will never win their hearts and minds.

Worse than he expected?

Really?

Who did he think he was running against?

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American Photo-Journalist Beheaded

Before his murder, photo-journalist James Wright Foley was forced to make a statement sympathizing with ISIS and condemning America and his airman brother. Pure terror….

American freelance , 40, has been beheaded by ISIS in a video posted online and titled as ‘A Message to America’.

Foley, has been missing since November, 2012, after being taken hostage while reporting from Taftanaz, in northern Syria, for the agency, GlobalPost.

ISIS posted the extremely graphic video to social media as proof of their barbaric actions late on Tuesday afternoon.

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During World War II, the US made propaganda posters like this to induce hatred of the enemy.

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This new enemy makes the propaganda for us. Has there ever been such an enemy anywhere?

The Western World should advance their civilization by bombing them to the stone age.

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Anti-Gun Liberals Shoot for First Time

They didn’t want to like it. They hated themselves for liking it. But, God help them, they liked it.

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Fergudishu Looter Update: I’m proud Of Us; We Deserve This

From Breitbart.

According to the Washington Post, a looter in Ferguson, Missouri, expressed pride and admiration for looters and said their actions are justified.

“I’m proud of us. We deserve this, and this is what’s supposed to happen when there’s injustice in your community,” said DeAndre Smith, whom the Washington Post says was “fresh from looting the QuikTrip.”

One officer told the Post that widespread looting has spawned “looting tourism” wherein thieves as far away as Illinois and Texas are traveling to Ferguson to steal.

“It’s like looting tourism,” said the officer. “It’s like they are spending their gas money to come down here and steal.”

The presence of outside forces could be seen during Monday evening’s clashes. CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill said two white individuals, one an “anarchist” and another from a “revolutionary Communist group in Illinois,” lobbed water bottles into a crowd of protestors and were shunned by protestors who told them to “go back to your neighborhood with that instead of coming in here and messing with us.”

The Post says a 27-year-old “militant” from Chicago explained that the time for peace has passed.

“This is not the time for no peace. We are jobless men, and this is our job now–getting justice,” the Chicago militant told the Post. “If that means violence, that’s okay by me. They’ve been doing this to us for years.

This last couple paragraphs – wherein the white boys are told to go home – brings up a good point that I’d like you to consider: What are the chances that an angry, agitated, black community will follow the communist agenda when all out civil unrest occurs nationwide? It doesn’t seem like they’ll be joining forces with effete progressive shepherds to be marched onward toward victory. Seems to me that it will just be chaos and random violence.

Hat tip to the bronze for the term Fergudishu.

Funny aside: WaPo called the looters protesters “as diverse as their grievances – and in their methods of addressing them”. Strange thing, that. I see a majority of protesters are black males. As a matter-of-fact, the only white “protesters” I’ve seen or heard of, are the openly communist agitators in their midst.

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MSNBC Cheerleader Gets Rocks Thrown At Him

By protesters in Fergudishu.

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You’re A Mouth-Breathing AGW Denier

Re-education is what we need…

“I think if you were to go around to most of the — what I would think of as super-sophisticated people who think about politics and policy more than five minutes a month — we are doing really well.”

“And the question in the United States of America is how are we doing with everybody else, which is the 99.5 percent of the peoplewhose lives are very busy and complicated and pressing and they don’t have a lot of time to think about the things that don’t immediately impact themselves and their family.

Why is it that any time you disagree with a progressive, it has to be “because you’re an idiot”? These elitists think they have access to some sacred knowledge which they must force upon you. It’s quite maddening.

Steyer is also displaying more than a bit of hypocrisy here. He’s still personally invested in those nasty, carbon producing fossil fuels himself, even as he chides others to pull their financial support. And those billions of dollars he’s sitting on didn’t come from investing in wind farms. And yet his entire personal agenda these days is to regulate coal-based electricity out of existence if he can manage it. (If you want to see the real world effects on the regular people Steyer is trying to reach and how his favored regulations are “important to them and their families” you can read about the results in Alabama here.)

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Fewer jobs in shrinking labor market means lower standards of living.

Fewer jobs means people are dropping out of the workforce, the labor force participation rate is falling and standards of living are decreasing.

Labor force participation rates have been falling across all demographic groups in recent years. Hardest hit are the youngest workers, or those ages 16 to 24, a trend Hutchinson considers alarming. He cited an Accenture survey this year of recent college graduates, in which 46 percent of respondents considered themselves underemployed, and another 13 percent said they were unemployed.

“That is 59 percent of all graduates essentially saying that after preparing themselves for the workforce, they couldn’t find a place in the workforce that gave them fulfilling and rewarding work,” Hutchinson said. “That sounds like a recipe for discouragement.”

The standard of living report was based in part on national surveys of jobseekers, employers, state employment service officials and residents polled in what is referred to as a citizen survey.

It is hard to have a decent standard of living if you cannot find a job. Obama, however, has a plan. Import more workers.

After White House officials reportedly met with big-business groups, President Barack Obama is considering executive actions that will give them more guest-worker visas in the high-tech and low-skilled sectors.

This may come on top of Obama’s potential grants of amnesty and work permits to millions of illegal immigrants in the country. While outside groups are urging Obama to “go big,” Senate Democrats have expressed some concerns of late, as poll numbers have shown that executive amnesty may cost them control of the Senate. The White House is reportedly reaching out to big-business groups on guest-worker visas so they can give Obama air cover on his potential executive amnesty.

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Holder on his way

Eric “My People” Holder is on his way to Ferguson…

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will travel to this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb to oversee the investigation of the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager at the hands of a white police officer, the White House said Monday.

Holder’s visit was announced as National Guard troops arrived to back up local and state police. On Monday night in Ferguson, an early evening calm gave way to new confrontations as some demonstrators threw bottles at heavily armed police and officers threw stun grenades and tear gas towards them.

The day was expected to be a crucial test for everybody in charge here, from local police commanders to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) — who had called out the National Guard after chaotic protests Sunday — to President Obama himself. Obama’s decision to dispatch his attorney general was an admission that the teenager’s killing had become a symbol of something enormous: a test of the American justice system and the government’s ability to police the officers who police everyone else.

Obama “will be watching” the National Guard in Missouri.

“I’ll be watching over the next several days to assess whether [the National Guard] is helping rather than hindering progress in Ferguson.”

Doubtless he will be watching the MO National Guard far more closely than he is watching ISIS.

How often does the Federal Government investigate the shooting of young black men? Never in Chicago. Once in Florida and once in Missouri.

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Back From the Black Hills

Last night we went to Mt. Rushmore for the lighting ceremony. Even a grizzled old cynic like me can get a bit emotional at the spectacle.

I lugged my camera, tripod and telephoto lens up and took this shot. I am kind of proud of it. Click to enlarge.

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HuffPo Confuses Ear Plugs With Rubber Bullets

There is no way to make these people look worse than they do to themselves.

There are no words to describe the absolutely incompetent tweet by Huffington Post “justice reporter” Ryan J. Reilly, who tweeted a photo of cheap foam earplugs and asked, “I believe these are rubber bullets, can anyone confirm?”

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Someone In The UK Is Raising Their Kid Right!

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The UK has been circling the Islamist dhimmitude drain for some time, but there is a glimmer of hope remaining.

In a disgusting outrage against all the heroic servicemen and women of this great nation, a teacher at Maldon Primary School in Essex ordered a 10 year old boy to remove a Help for Heroes wristband – because it could cause offence!

Offence to who we wonder, how can helping and supporting our injured heroes offend anyone?

When Charlie Tew, aged 10, bravely refused to obey this authoritarian display of complete contempt for our brave heroes, he was placed on report.

Charlie had worn the wristband out of respect for murdered hero Lee Rigby, and for service personnel in his family.

Charlies mother, Tracy Tew, said that “We are really proud of Charlie for sticking to his guns. He wanted to keep it on and he didn’t agree with the reasons why he shouldn’t.

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