• Frank B.

    Well this is total bull shit… Because the min. wage law has not fully kicked in yet: ” In June 2014 the city passed a local ordinance to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour on a staged basis from 2015 to 2021. When fully implemented the $15 hourly rate will be the highest minimum wage in the nation”…But the min. wage in Seattle is NOT currently $15.00 per hour. So you see…. this city has at least 4 more years to go, before it’s min. wage reaches the target of $15.00 per hour………. So if people are seeing fewer hours at work… its NOT because of the “staged minimum wage”— So please stop lying……

    • mrpoohead

      This is an Alt-right site – they have zero facts, just hyperbole and BS with a dollop of blame!

      • jerry.rebar

        Ah Poop head the liar again be glad when Russia and China take Europe over, promise you Poophead you aren;t coming back here

      • greyfox

        Projecting again are we? When I think I should argue with a liberal, I get out a sack of hammers and argue with them. The results are far more intelligent than arguing with a liberal.

        • mrpoohead

          Never voted Democrat, just honest and fact-based rhetoric. Fukwit!

          • William Konrad

            ~Don’t really care, stupid is stupid and you qualify,Fukwit.

          • mrpoohead

            I only present facts – makes you the fukwit!

    • jerry.rebar

      Well geee liberal dem blooducker why don’t you talk to the city of Seattle, these are their number stupid fuck.

      • Frank B.

        Yeah– but “their numbers”– haven’t kicked in yet. And this lying ass story is not their story… .If you could read you would have known all of that. So now– whose the stupid fuck? YOU, bitch!! LOL!!

        • PatriotGal

          Frank, your information is obsolete. As I posted above from the office of the mayor of Seattle:
          “Office of the MayorMayor Edward B. Murray
          $15 Minimum Wage

          Mayor Murray signs minimum wage legislation into law

          A growing number of cities, including Seattle, are examining the costs and benefits of implementing citywide minimum wage laws. Citywide minimum wage laws offer local governments a powerful tool for helping low-income workers and families in their communities. Such measures also have significant impact on businesses and how they operate.

          Shortly after taking office, Mayor Murray formed the Income Inequality Advisory Committee (IIAC) to address a cornerstone priority of an opportunity agenda: a meaningful increase in the compensation for Seattle workers. The committee, which represented broad and diverse perspectives, was charged with delivering an actionable set of recommendations for increasing the minimum wage within the city of Seattle.

          On May 1, 2014, Mayor Murray announced that the committee — comprised of representatives from labor, business, and non-profits — had reached agreement on those recommendations.

          LATEST INFORMATION

          Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015. Please visit our Minimum Wage Ordinance page for information on administrative rules and implementation timeline.

          PASSED LEGISLATION

          The new minimum wage legislation passed by Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Murray provides for an increase in the minimum wage in the City of Seattle to $15 an hour, phased in over time, beginning April 2015:

          Small employers (businesses with fewer than 500 employees) will reach a $15 an hour minimum wage in seven years. Also established is a temporary guaranteed minimum compensation responsibility of $15 an hour to be met within the first five years, which can be achieved by combining employer-paid health care contributions, consumer-paid tips, and employer-paid wages.

          Large employers (businesses with 500 or more employees, either in Seattle or nationally) will reach $15 per hour in three years. The wages of employees who receive health care benefits will reach $15 per hour in four years.

          Schedule 1 employers (more than 500 employees in the U.S.)

          Schedule 1 employers shall pay each employee an hourly minimum wage of at least:

          $11.00 by April 1, 2015

          $13.00 by January 1, 2016

          $15.00 by January 1, 2017

          Effective January 1, 2018, the hourly minimum wage paid by a Schedule 1 employer shall be increased annually on a percentage basis to reflect the rate of inflation and calculated to the nearest cent on January 1 of each year thereafter.”

          • Frank B.

            This “study” was not from the office of the mayor– you lying bitch!

          • Charles Burnes

            To borrow a phrase from one of your heroes”AT THIS POINT WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE”. Do you recognize this infamous quote?

          • Frank B.

            The difference is that the poster said it WAS!— And true to your nature.. you make excuses for one of your own lying ass bitches!

          • John Williams

            You are wasting your time with this idiot, it does not matter what you say he is going to refuse to consider it, his head is so far up the socialist back side he cannot see a thing but crap.

          • Frank B.

            Either you are trying to be deliberately misleading and deceptive– or you just can’t read– Which is it? Yeah he signed the law– But this bull shit “study” — IS NOT FROM HIS OFFICE!

          • jerry.rebar

            You are a fing liar and apparently your reading comprehension is so bad as to render you incapable.
            They have had an increse every years since 2011..
            Hey go ahead you stupid low life liberal dem bloodsucker

            All we have to do is wait, all of you liberal c-suckers will be bankrupt and we will applaud.
            Believe that you will get nothing from the feds.

          • mtman2

            This is not reality that will work in the real world; this is unrealty that has no place as a decision by non business people let alone clueless bureaucrat’s who are destroying free enterprise and free markets…daily~!

          • Marialice Barone

            It doesn’t matter that the minimum wage is incremental..there is a point in low margin businesses when theystart to lose money due to cost of labor

          • mrpoohead

            Stupid comment – labour is an expense, so you would adjust costs. Duh!

        • Charles Burnes

          Jerry don’t waist your time on this dead from the neck up liberal asswipe. You can’t talk to drunks or liberal demorats they ALWAYS know best.

          • Frank B.

            Hey cracker— you are the asshole who just takes whatever the right “shoves up your dumb cracker ass”… NOT me!

        • usmcltc

          Well Frank, explain something for me. If the hours worked by employees are going down now while the $15.00/hr will not take affect until 2019, what will the hours worked do WHEN the minimum wage IS $15.00?

          • Frank B.

            Sure I’ll explain it… The fact is that hours are NOT going down now.. Now if you are writing me about this. Then I have to assume that you have not read my earlier post on the matter, or that you are just too ignorant to know what you read. Which is it?

          • usmcltc

            I simply ask you a question, and like a good liberal, you have to accuse someone of being ignorant just because they question what you write and want clarification. To answer YOUR question, I must be ignorant to event answer your ridiculous comments.

          • Frank B.

            You didn’t just “ask me a question”. You did what you right wing assholes always do– you added another one of your “alternative facts” to your bull shit question. I had just told you that hours were not going down, and that this study has already been called bull shit.

            So if you don’t like my responses– then don’t ask me any more dumb ass bull shit questions!

          • usmcltc

            Why is it that liberals can’t have a conversation with someone who ask a question without insulting them (you right wing assholes)? Does it make you feel big, insecure, or what?
            By the way oh-so-smart-one, you said that, “…hours are NOT going down now”. Prove it, if you can, which I doubt.

          • Frank B.

            Why is it that you keep whining like a little bitch?!?

          • usmcltc

            I guess for the same reason that YOU keep proving that your really are an asshole.

          • Frank B.

            Well then kiss my asshole! Bitch!

          • usmcltc

            Thank you for your expected liberal uneducated response.

          • Frank B.

            Most apropos to your right wing bull shit and ignorance.

          • usmcltc

            OMG Frank! It looks like your anger is causing you to lose another battle. First, you liberals lost control of the House, and then lost control of the Senate. The big one is that you just lost the election to a non-politician. Recently, you have lost FIVE (5) special elections to the Republicans. And now, you resort to comments like, “Most apropos (sic) to your right wing bull shit and ignorance”. What a way to prove a point, right? And, people wonder WHY liberals can’t win an election anymore. Hint: Look in the mirror, as YOU and your childlike comments provide the answer to that question.

          • Frank B.

            Why are you so afraid of my “anger”?

          • Frank B.

            And your fear of my “anger” not withstanding– my comment was still most apropos to your right wing — condescending- BULL SHIT!

          • usmcltc

            OMG! I suspected that you had lost it, but now I KNOW that you have lost it. Your ranting is indicative of a liberal who lives in a bubble and is mad at the world. You had better calm down before you have a heart attack or stoke. I would love to see you blood pressure, as it must have gone through the roof. But, not to worry, as with your medical problems, you won’t last long, and you will be able to join your fellow liberals in Hell.
            By the way, how did you know that I am a white, dumb hillbilly, redneck bastard? Oh, I forgot, you are a liberal so you know everything. How sad, as people like you must really feel inferior. If you want to know your actual intelligence level, just read your last post. What a vocabulary!

          • Frank B.

            Don’t worry about my heart, bitch.. Just stop trying to change the subject.

          • usmcltc

            You seem to have this hang up on “bitch”. Does that word have a “special” meaning for YOU? Who is trying to change the subject, as YOU lost concept of the “subject” about five comments ago?

          • Frank B.

            And you seem to be just another racist cracker— trying to change the subject BITCH!

          • usmcltc

            Surprise, surprise! So, I am a “racist cracker, since I question your fondness for the word “bitch”. Isn’t the word “bitch” a racist word for degrading women or the nickname for your boyfriend? Seems like YOU are the racist one here. Change the subject? YOU don’t even KNOW what the subject is, as you are too busy trying to show everybody had dumb and uniformed YOU are.

          • Frank B.

            Since you are still trying to avoid the subject… You can kiss my black ass– BITCH!!

          • usmcltc

            Why don’t you have your boyfriend “kiss you black ass”. Do you call him YOUR “bitch” or do you prefer to reserve that term only for whites?

          • Frank B.

            No– Only for white racist assholes like you!

          • usmcltc

            Does your use of the word “assholes” have anything to do with your fondness for the word “bitch”? Just wondering how you guys think.

          • Frank B.

            Tell ya what asshole cracker.. You can suck on any word I use. You bitch ass cracker asshole muther- fukker! There… now you’ve got some more words to keep yourself busy with!!! — LOL LOL LOL!!

          • usmcltc

            Boy, you really impress me with your vocabulary. Is that a black thing, or just a reflection of your lack of a proper education? Ether way, YOU suck.

          • Kol

            Your RACISM is quite impressive too!! So is a lot of your pretense.

          • usmcltc

            Thank you for the complement. You are right, I am prejudiced against stupidity, regardless of the race or religion. No pretense here, what you see is what you get.

          • Kol

            Correct spelling is “compliment”… and, yes, you are very prejudiced in quite a few areas. That’s obvious. What we see — and get — is SNOT dribbling down your chin and all over your keyboard as you type and post,… and shit in the form of nasty remarks and constant insults coming out of your mouth. If you’re “prejudiced against stupidity” then don’t act so stupid! Or maybe you’re too stupid to know how stupid you are/act!?!

          • usmcltc

            OMG! You call me prejudiced!? Have you read YOUR comments? And, you call MY comments stupid! You should read YOUR comments again, as they are prejudiced, stupid and reflect a lack of intelligence normally lacking in a whining child dressed in liberal clothing.

          • Kol

            OMG!! Here’s looking at YOU!! —

            https://media.giphy.com/media/1014RBn4HVSTK/giphy.gif

          • Kol

            Read my comments? I merely read what YOU post and imitate you when I waste a little of my valuable time to respond. LOLOL!
            I descend to your level for a few laughs. Now dribble some more slimy green SNOT down your chin, let it run all over your keyboard and post some more of it again… … and get ready to duck, ’cause i’ll fling it right back at ya!! “-)))

          • Kol
          • Kol

            What we see of you is what we get??!? Eeeeeeeeeewwwwwwww!

          • Kol

            Military Life is Socialism and I Love It | SpouseBuzz.com

            spousebuzz.com › Military Life

            Apr 22, 2014 – Military life is a perfect example of socialism in action says Daily … Across the thousands of bases where soldiers, marines, and airmen live with …

          • Kol

            I bet you’re “Christian,” eh???

          • usmcltc

            You got that right! One out of ten isn’t bad for a liberal.

          • Kol

            When it Comes to Hateful Internet Speech, Christians Are the Worst …

            https://www.onfaith.co/onfaith/2014/07/17/…hateful-internet…christians…/33131

            Jul 17, 2014 – The Internet is clearly a place for a lot of hateful people, including hateful Christians, to sound off. If they are anonymous, they can be the worst …

          • usmcltc

            So, you are an atheist. Did I get that right?

          • Kol

            No, you did not get that right!!

            But when you claim to be a “Christian,” all I can say is…

            What Does the Bible Say About Fake Christians? – OpenBible.info

            https://www.openbible.info/topics/fake_christians

            There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they do the other Scriptures.

          • Kol

            What Does the Bible Say About Religious Hypocrites? – OpenBible.info

            https://www.openbible.info/topics/religious_hypocrites

            “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others.

          • usmcltc

            How did we get on religion, other than is appears that you have a religious hang up.

          • Kol

            You claim that you’re a “Christian.” Duuuuhhhh! ???
            You’re “Christian ‘values” look rather shabby — prejudice, hate, insulting others, judging others, holier-than-thou attitude/self-righteousness, condecending attitude, rudeness, bigotry, and a lot of other Religious Hypocrite behavior as well… Kind of a “Sunday Morning Christian” at best, I’d say.

          • usmcltc

            You are the one who started the shit, live with it!

          • Kol

            No, YOU started it,… .eat it!

          • Kol

            Boy, you really impress everyone yourself with all your own vocabulary — a lot of profanity, a lot of name-calling, a lot of insulting remarks and nasty comments. Is that a narrow-minded, right wing extremist thing or your own lack of a proper education? Either way, you’re kind of hypocritical.

          • usmcltc

            Are you saying that I sound like a liberal? Now, THAT is an insult! By the way, who ask YOU for your two bits?

          • Kol
          • Kol

            Who asked YOU for your SNOT?? Wipe it off your chin so it doesn’t dribble all over your keyboard when you type and post it.

          • Frank B.

            It’s called “talk to rednecks in the only way they understand”. Next Question Please!
            And I’ve already told you.. Deel free to suck on any word you like… just as if you were sukking on my dik!

          • Kol

            Damn! Another f*u*cKing RACIST! Disgusting!

          • usmcltc

            Okay Frank, back to the subject. https://thehornnews.com/oops-seattles-min-wage-hike-just-destroyed-working-poor/

            The $15 minimum wage has become one of the biggest rallying cries of the left, but a new study once and for all proves that enacting it would be flat-out lunacy.
            This one shows in black and white how market-defying minimum wage hikes KILL jobs, CUT hours and SHRINK paychecks!
            The city is phasing in the $15 minimum wage, bumping pay from $9.47 to $11 per hour in 2015, then to $13 per hour last year.

            Hopefully, it’s not too late for the city to put a stop to it before it hits that $15 target, because the new report shows how the law HURTS the very people it’s supposed to help.
            In the nine months after the minimum wage jumped to $13, the average low-wage worker saw a 9.4 percent drop in the number of hours worked each month. Even worse, the number of low-wage jobs dropped by 6.8 percent.
            That adds up to 5,000 lost jobs and 3.5 million “lost hours.”

            In real-world numbers, the average low-wage employee’s pay check in Seattle fell by 6.6 percent, or $125 per month.
            I hope you enjoy your current $13,00 an hour job, flipping burgers, as it appears that is about all you are qualified to do, since you have such a limited education.

          • Frank B.

            I’ve said all I need to say on this subject.

          • Kol

            Limited education? How much have YOU got???

          • usmcltc

            Well Kol, let’s put it this way. I don’t have a doctorate, and you?

          • Kol

            I do. Did you complete high school or drop out and join the marines (what it looks like)??? Quite often people have asked you, and you always sidestep the way you just did and refuse to answer the question. So that says a lot. LOLOL!

          • usmcltc

            Well, Kol, you obviously know nothing about the military or you would know that usmcltc stands for United States Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel. You would also know that you can get a commission through the enlisted meritorious program or with a college degree. In my case, a college degree to be commissioned a 2nd Lt.

            No, I did not drop out of school, but I did graduate from HS in 3 and 1/2 hears and started college in Jan.

            By the way, you would also know that “Marines” is always capitalized.
            Semper Fi
            .

          • Kol

            Derp. Boring.

          • usmcltc

            Speak English! “Derp.”? If you don’t like the answer, don’t ask the question, wise one.

          • Kol

            Derp is an English word,dope. Look it up.

          • usmcltc

            My God, you are really smart, don’t you agree?

          • Kol

            Much more than you. LOL!

          • usmcltc

            You know what is really boring? I’ll help you our, as 25,031 comments with 2,041 thumbs up is REALLY borings. Ring a bell Kol? That is 8% thumbs up which reflects that people DO NOT agree with what you post. I wonder why?

          • Kol

            Why would anyone with any intelligence think “Upvotes” matter? They merely show some people that agree with womever they give a vote to. Since these are mostly conservative public forums, conservatives aren’t going to “upvote” someone they disagree with. Duuuhhhh! Does that help you understand what your idiotaically blithering about? Anymore stupid comments you’d like to make? If so, hurry up, I’ve got more important things to do. Have to fly the Cessna back home in a little while and need to get going soon as there’s a bad weather front coming in and we want to avoid it.

          • usmcltc

            My God, you are smart, don’t you agree?

          • Kol

            You know what’s really more boring? Your unending harassment and stupid personal attacks and your uncalled-for insults and unnecessary asshole-ism.

          • usmcltc

            My God, you are so smart, don’t you agree?

          • Kol

            Wow, a “Lieutenant Colonel”! I’m at least Two Percent (2%) as impressed with you as you are with yourself. By the way, you fail constantly to capitalize a great many words that you are supposed to capitalize when you write. And your spelling and punctuation are pretty poor too. And you say you “did graduate from HS in 3 and 1/2 ‘hears’…” ??? Now that’s really funny! How many “hears” old are you? How many “hears” of your life did you waste in the military mooching taxpayers for a measly salary?

          • usmcltc

            You are really a sick puppy! YOU are what is wrong in our country today and should be left to die in your own liberal bubble. I am through with this waste of time, as you are a warped person who obviously very unhappy with life and will die a lonely death. YOU will not be missed!
            I will NOT waste any more time responding to your self-serving, ridiculous comments.

          • Kol

            Here’s how the U.S. Empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse-according to science

            June 30, 2017 by Russell Roberts

            Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #244.

            Source:

            http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science-2/

            Accessed on 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

            Reporter: Travis Gettys.

            Please click link to read the full story.

            Comment:

            According to a University of Hawaii at Manoa sociologist, the United States “Empire” is living on borrowed time. Professor Johan Galtung, who correctly used modern analytical tools to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, believes U.S. power, reputation, and influence will decline rapidly under President Donald Trump. Galtung says his original prediction of 25 years for the collapse of the United States has been reduced to less than 20 years, thanks to the past policies of President George W. Bush and the isolationist/protectionist stance of current President Donald Trump. Galtung adds that the final gasp of the U.S. Empire will come as an extreme right-wing political philosophy takes hold of America and transforms the country into a fascist state.

            Professor Galtung bases his predictions on a model comparing the rise and fall of 10 historical empires and on what he calls “synchronizing and mutually reinforcing contradictions.”

            Galtung says the future of our country is grim and foreboding:

            “American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

            “Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.”

            “The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.”

            “Overproduction relative to demand, unemployment and the increasing costs of climate change would weaken the U.S. economy, according to his model.”

            “Galtung also predicted that rising tensions between the U.S., NATO and its military allies, coupled with the increasing economic costs of war and the political conflicts between the U.S., United Nations and the European Union, would also diminish American power.”

            Opinion:

            Professor Galtung offers a chilling look at what our nation is becoming. We are overextended, amazingly ignorant about the real world, and woefully unprepared to confront our adversaries. Our national leadership ignores the advice of our allies, squanders our resources in endless wars, and refuses to confront the truths of science, technology, and economics. Time is running out to address our weaknesses, both foreign and domestic. If we’re unable to confront the challenges of a multi-dimensional world, we will collapse of our own accord and join the former Soviet Union as another historical relic. As it stands now, the future no longer belongs to us.

            For the latest trends in geopolitical intelligence, strategic forecasting, terrorism, politics, and cybersecurity, please visit my daily intelligence briefing at:

            https://paper.li/f-1482109921.

            For more information on the above topics, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

            Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

            Thanks for joining us today.

            Until next time,

            Russell Roberts

            Hawaii Intelligence Digest

            https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

            https://paper.li/f-1482109921

          • Frank B.

            Now take your ignorant condescending punk ass someplace else. Bitch!

          • Kol

            As much as you use he word “uneducated” trying to insult other people one can’t but wonder how much “education” you’ve got!!!

          • usmcltc

            Keep right on wondering, my friend.

          • Kol

            U.S. Military: The Most Socialist U.S. Institution – YouTube

            ▶ 2:51

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aqlioa6nFw

            Jan 1, 2013 – Uploaded by The Majority Report with Sam Seder

            A regular show listener IMs into the show to share his experience living the U.S. military life and discusses …

          • Kol

            You don’t like competition!?!!

          • usmcltc

            I LOVE competition, but I once had a General tell me, “Never try to match wits with an unarmed person”. Sometimes I disregard his advice.

          • Kol

            So why do you enter a battle of with when you’re totally unarmed!!

          • usmcltc

            I like to act like a liberal. Next question?

          • Kol

            Looks more like you “act” like a jackass… but it’s not really an ACT!
            LOLOL!

            Are Trump voters ruining America for all of us?: Tom Nichols

            https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/…/trump…ruining-america…/100926836/

            Apr 27, 2017 – President Trump’s record in his first 100 days, by any standard of presidential first terms, is one of failure. Aside from the successful nomination …

            How Donald Trump is ruining America’s reputation around the world

            http://www.rawstory.com/…/how-donald-trump-is-ruining-americas-reputation-around-the-...

            May 27, 2017 – U.S. News and World Report recently published its annual “Best Countries” ranking, based on how thousands of people around the world …

          • usmcltc

            You liberals just can not get over the fact that Trump beat your lady hero, can you? I guess it takes a group of liberals to blow a “sure thing”, i.e., Hillary election to the presidency. Oh, don’t bother to mention that Hillary “won” the popular vote, as that means nothing, except it did mean that Hillary came in second in a two person race.
            Democrats lost control of the House AND the Senate during Obama’s time in office. Then, the Democrats lost the presidency to a NON-politician who had no business winning the presidency, but he still beat Hillary. Finally, the Democrats have lost the last five special elections and Trump named a judge to the Supreme Court. See a trend here? What a bunch of crying, winning losers who are acting like a bunch of spoiled kids who didn’t get their way.

          • Kol

            REALITY: Trump did NOT “beat” Clinton. Clinton WON the election with nearly 3 MILLION more poplar votes. YOUR ilk used the electoral college sham to put Trump in office despite Clinton actually being the one who got the most votes. You can twist and spin and distoert as much as you want, but it does NOT and never will alter REALITY.

            And lets face what the electoral college was originally all about…

            The Electoral College was explicitly designed to protect slavery

            http://www.rawstory.com/…/the-electoral-college-was-explicitly-designed-to-protect-slavery...

            Dec 19, 2016 – Because of the Electoral College, for the second time in 16 years, the person with the most votes will not become president. It is likely that …

          • usmcltc

            Well Kol, you continue to show you ignorance concerning how our election process really works. I will help you out. REALITY: Clinton did NOT get 3 million more votes than Trump, as she got 4 million more votes than Trump when you combine the votes from that foreign state of California and that “what else can we tax” state of New York. There is the “3 million” votes that you liberals are so proud of. If you take out the votes from CA and NY, Trump won the popular vote by 1 million votes in the remaining 48 states. Bottom line: Of course, Hillary would get more votes in the liberal states of CA and NY, because the people in those two states don’t know any better than to believe the liberal propaganda they are fed on a daily basis.
            You and shout about Hillary getting 3 million more votes that Trump, but remind me again WHO is the president.

          • Kol

            Clinton GOT 3,000,000 more votes. Electoral college sham put Trump in the White House.

          • usmcltc

            Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Tell me again who is the president.

          • Kol

            Adolf Hitler reincarnated with a little CCCP tossed in. LOL!

          • Kol

            Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says controversial …

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Right-wingers-intelligent-left-wingers-says-controversial-stud...

            Jan 31, 2016 – RIGHTMINDS: Does a low IQ make you right-wing? That depends on how you define left and right As scientists discover how to ‘translate’ …

            Study links low intelligence with right-wing beliefs – The Globe and …

            voxpoliticalonline.com/…/study-links-low-intelligence-with-right-wing-beliefs-the-glo…

            Dec 20, 2015 – Researchers have found a possible explanation for why certain people are prejudiced: they’re less intelligent. Children with lower general …

            Study links low intelligence with right-wing beliefs – The Globe and Mail

            http://www.theglobeandmail.com › Life › The Hot Button Blog

            Feb 3, 2012 – Children with lower general intelligence are more likely to become prejudiced as … explain is brought about by adopting right-wing ideologies.

          • usmcltc

            Only a liberal could come up with this trash.

    • PatriotGal

      Frank, this is from the office of the mayor of Seattle – so you should update your data file – yours is obsolete:

      “Office of the MayorMayor Edward B. Murray
      $15 Minimum Wage

      Mayor Murray signs minimum wage legislation into law

      A growing number of cities, including Seattle, are examining the costs and benefits of implementing citywide minimum wage laws. Citywide minimum wage laws offer local governments a powerful tool for helping low-income workers and families in their communities. Such measures also have significant impact on businesses and how they operate.

      Shortly after taking office, Mayor Murray formed the Income Inequality Advisory Committee (IIAC) to address a cornerstone priority of an opportunity agenda: a meaningful increase in the compensation for Seattle workers. The committee, which represented broad and diverse perspectives, was charged with delivering an actionable set of recommendations for increasing the minimum wage within the city of Seattle.

      On May 1, 2014, Mayor Murray announced that the committee — comprised of representatives from labor, business, and non-profits — had reached agreement on those recommendations.

      LATEST INFORMATION

      Seattle’s new Minimum Wage Ordinance will take effect on April 1, 2015. Please visit our Minimum Wage Ordinance page for information on administrative rules and implementation timeline.

      PASSED LEGISLATION

      The new minimum wage legislation passed by Seattle City Council and signed into law by Mayor Murray provides for an increase in the minimum wage in the City of Seattle to $15 an hour, phased in over time, beginning April 2015:

      Small employers (businesses with fewer than 500 employees) will reach a $15 an hour minimum wage in seven years. Also established is a temporary guaranteed minimum compensation responsibility of $15 an hour to be met within the first five years, which can be achieved by combining employer-paid health care contributions, consumer-paid tips, and employer-paid wages.

      Large employers (businesses with 500 or more employees, either in Seattle or nationally) will reach $15 per hour in three years. The wages of employees who receive health care benefits will reach $15 per hour in four years.

      Schedule 1 employers (more than 500 employees in the U.S.)

      Schedule 1 employers shall pay each employee an hourly minimum wage of at least:

      $11.00 by April 1, 2015

      $13.00 by January 1, 2016

      $15.00 By January 1, 2017

      Effective January 1, 2018, the hourly minimum wage paid by a Schedule 1 employer shall be increased annually on a percentage basis to reflect the rate of inflation and calculated to the nearest cent on January 1 of each year thereafter.”

      • John Kane

        Please,do not confuse the liberal with facts. It only makes them agressive.

      • Frank B.

        No this is a “study” done by “UW”– nit a study or report from the City of Seattle or the Mayors office. And according to Futune magazine( not exactly any liberal organization) this so called study had all sorts of flaws in it. For example, it excluded almost half of Seattles total workforce. This bull shit study also failed to calculate the gentrification of Seatles robust economy. And for some reason did not include places like big box stores, and restaurants– who all did get the Russell– and none of their employment numbers showed any decrease at all.

        It was a bull shit study. Biased and based on the same old tired ass unproven talking points from the tired ass right.

        It is bull shit and NOT from the office of the Mayor!

        • Charles Burnes

          That’s the way to go you liberal ass. ..stick to your guns no matter how wrong you could be! No wait you most likely don’t have a gun. Liberal indoctrination says no guns for anyone except the crooked bad guys.

          • Frank B.

            Better than you right wing assholes, sticking to another Fake Ass “study”!

        • greyfox

          Another expert economist. Sounds great, you can increase your payroll expense and it has no affect on your business.
          You must have heard about the wheat farmer who sold his wheat for 25 cents bushel below cost. When asked how he made money he replied…….VOLUME.

          • Frank B.

            Stop trying to change the subject… The issue here, is that the gradual increase DID NOT result in any jobs being lost!— That was a complete and total LIE!

    • Charles Burnes

      And this changes things HOW? ??

      • Frank B.

        If you mean my post… It simply tells the truth, and exposes this fraudulent “study” for what it was…. Bull Shit!

    • Pete-fus

      It’s already going down the deep swirly, and the full effect of $15 an hour has not even kicked in. If it is this bad now, imagine how it will be when the full screw job is run home!

      • Frank B.

        Nope– the study is already proven to be Bull Shit!

    • greyfox

      You sound like a rel shrewd business man. How many payrolls have you met? And what would you do to offset a higher minimum wage? If a business cannot earn at least what some other investment would earn, what would you do? Why not let the government collect taxes and pay everyone a minimum wage? sounds like a fine idea to me. It’s so simple. It’ amazing to me how many economists there are. It seems everybody is an economist, as long as they don’t have to pay the bills. Sounds much like a democrat.

      • Frank B.

        Attacking me — still won’t change that fact that this so-called “study”— was a complete lie! Now if you want to take me on… then go for it asshole..

  • mrpoohead

    Good news. Australia has the highest minimum wage in the world – the best social mobility in the world and top three social disparity. Better healthcare and education systems too; plus a homicide rate a fifth of the US’s. Surf is mostly nice and warm too. Beers alright and they do good wine. Very friendly too!

    Amusingly they got the dregs of society to start with, whereas we got the adventurous and cashed up. Somewhere we took a wrong turn me thinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They have a very mixed society, deemed to be the place where actually multiculturalism works. all of that on the back of thieves, rustlers, pick pockets and highwaymen. Irony!

    • jerry.rebar

      If you could think you wouldn’t be a poophead, liar

      • mrpoohead

        No lies, no need. facts is all I use – if you can refute one with reputable reference I’ll pay $10,000 to a charity of your choice. Good luck!

        • Marialice Barone

          Where are you going to get 10,000.?

          • mrpoohead

            Under the mattress.

        • Nancy Anderson

          I have one question and it’s not meant in a bad way at all. Why aren’t you living there? Or are you? If not, you should be from the way you praise them.

          • mrpoohead

            W Europe, Canada, NZ and Australia all have considerably better societies – lived in a number and haven’t lived in US for over a decade. It’s a dump!

        • jerry.rebar

          You have lied steadily and constantly for the last 3 years that I know of.
          I suppose it is necessary for you low life liberal parasites, if you told the truth they mobs would be after you with pitchforks and torches.

          However when the Russians get there, they will put a stop to the liberal bs, they are very pragmatic, they will just shoot you in the head.

          • Kol

            Having actually lived in Russia at times I can say you are definitely stupid. Russians tend to be very LIBERAL.

          • therealworld

            Вы действуете как идиот. Зачем?

          • jerry.rebar

            You have never lived anywher e faggo, you exist and just hope to become something of value.

          • Kol

            You blither idiocy louder than usual, why? Earlier drunk tonight?

          • Kol

            “,,, lived anywhere e …” What does THAT mean?
            LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL @ YOU

          • mrpoohead

            Not once, which is why you have nothing to present. Duh!

          • jerry.rebar

            Not once, what, liberal cretin, tell it to the Russians when they come in, they will have information on scum like you, they will knock you to the ground and then beat on your head with rifle butts for a couple of hours, then pour naptha on you and drop a match, i t will be interesting to see if you then understand that, rational people do not suffer liberal scum.

          • Kol

            Your mental illness is hilarious!
            What an imagination!
            Do the asylum attendants
            laugh at you a lot???

          • mrpoohead

            Not once refuted with reputable reference. Russians are fine and not in expansionist mode – most of world now in spirit of co-operation, well not Trump but he’s a moron and oddball. China like Russia, more interested in business as are Russkies with resources. Suspect Russia closer to you than myself. Are you worried?

    • Rae Ahern

      If you look at Australia’s tax code, you would see that they pay over 50% of their wages in taxes! They also have to wait six months to see a doctor unless it’s an emergency !!! ( My brother-in law, is Alstralian.)

      • mrpoohead

        Woefully incorrect. Highest tax rate is 45% – that is on earnings over $180,000. No tax on any earnings until $19,000 – low rate until $35,000, then up a bit. Basically they tax the folk who can most afford it a bit more and we tax the folk who can’t afford it at all, they don’t.

        World Health Organisation ranks Aussie healthcare system way above ours – they have my gall bladder and I had an arthroscopy there too. Easy peasy and no bill, GP even called me at work for results and told me to get there now.

        Obviously your brother in law is a Kiwi – they’re next door. Duh! Suggest you check your facts before making dumb comments.

        • Marialice Barone

          What are you talking about..almost half of Americans pay no income tax! How do you rationalize that?

          • mrpoohead

            45% – probably because they are minors or elderly. Duh! We tax earners – we tax everyone on earnings from $1 upwards, most reasonable countries don’t tax anyone on first $18,000 of earnings. Was that easy for you to understand – not too difficult? Duh!

          • Marialice Barone

            Duh yourself. You know damn well that you don’t pay income tax if don’t earn a certain amount and they are not minors or elderly. Why do you have to put everyone down and pretend like you know everything…it’s very unattractive and I don’t want to communicate with you anymore, and I bet I’m not the only One!

          • mrpoohead

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_tax_in_the_United_States
            Up to $9,000 the US tax rate is 10%. You’re still the doofus! You make stupid comments, you cop it! Duh! Most give up – simple reason. I espouse facts not drivel – they don’t like being caught out! I don’t care and am happy to apologise for my mistakes – I’ve learnt something. Now back under that rock you go.

    • Jim Wagenmann

      Where is your proof? It is easy to make statements but facts are needed.

      • John D

        Well, it is true. If you think it’s not, then the onus is on you to prove it.

      • mrpoohead

        If you can disprove it with a reputable reference I’ll pay $10,000 to a charity of your choice. I’ll be waiting!!!!!!!!!!!

        • IMSweetOlBob

          Even money. He’ll be waiting. So will the charity.
          Any takers ?

    • Ronnie

      Classic Democrat thinking, we don’t want to pay over 50% in taxes and wait months to see a Doctor you should move there!

      • mrpoohead

        They don’t! Fukwit!

      • Marialice Barone

        The grass is always greener..why don’t you live in Canada and the U.K. Like Indid and see how you like their health systems? To say nothing of the cost of living

        • mrpoohead

          Health systems better than US’s according to World Health Organisation – cost of living depends on what’s being purchased. Going out for McDonalds cheaper in US, going out for real food cheaper elsewhere.

    • Edward

      Yes and you pay 20 for a pack of cigarettes and i pay 5 here in the states. Now keep bragging

      • larry outlaw

        Wait til these idiots start paying 10 dollars for loaf of bread!

        • Frank B.

          What if they can’t afford to purchase a loaf of bread today, on a minimum wage salary?

      • greyfox

        Five cents a pack? where do you buy your smokes?

      • mrpoohead

        Good – only fukwits smoke. Some things more, some things less.

      • William Konrad

        I get them for free and I don’t even smoke. I must have misunderstood your 5, you mean 5.00 a pack.

    • sidebar78

      I have many friends in Australia, their country is a mess, they complain about their healthcare and social security all the time. The Turnbull Government keeps cutting their benefits and giving it to the Muslim invaders. They live in fear of a civil war. The wait time for health care is outrageous.. Taxes on cars is very high, if you buy a used car the taxes may be as high as the purchase price.

      • mrpoohead

        Obviously you are a liar. Who neither knows his ass from his elbow! Fukwit! Doubt you have friends and what would an Aussie be doing in Hicksville?

        • IMSweetOlBob

          People ! It’s my fault ! I broke one of my own rules by responding to this inventive and vulgar goon. I won’t do it again. Now I’ll give him the opportunity to slime and vulgarize his last words.
          I would suggest that all of you good contributors ignore the nincompiddle.

          • mrpoohead

            I’ll assume you mean sidebar78 – the liar! I only use facts which despite offers of money have never been refuted with reputable reference.

        • sidebar78

          Hicksville, you are shithead go over there and see for your self. I have a close friend who’s an RN and she’s praying she hopes she can make it to retirement, due to the long hours she has to work thanks to Oz’s screwed up health care system. Most of my friends are Aussie ex military members who would be more than glad to give you a tour. I have been to Oz many times, I have many friends there, Some retired from the RAN, some were Diggers, I showed them your post, One said has he got a bloke who’s lying to him? The Turnbull government is trying to cut pensions and raise taxes on the elderly. Go there and see for your self. I’ve been to Brisbane, Freemantle, and Sydney.

          • mrpoohead

            Lived there for many years and have citizenship – you are a fukwit and a liar!

            Most governments are cutting; thanks to US created Financial Crisis 2008. America in debt $20 trillion, Australia $612 billion – not even in same ballpark.

            Brisbane, Freemantle and Sydney – wow! I’ve been all the way round and up the middle, plus Tasmania. Who’s the most traveled then? Fukwit.

          • sidebar78

            Most traveled? Me, I was in the Army for 2 years tour of Nam, went in to the USAF for 20 years, tour of Nam again, Egypt, Turkey, France, Germany, England, Brazil, , Italy, Japan, South Korea, Greece, Israel, Saw the remains of the 6 day war. Panama, Grenada. Nigeria, and many others. Sardinia for 2 years. Australia for a year.

          • William Konrad

            Di`d you ever travel on your own dime?

    • IMSweetOlBob

      Right ! Australia is a great place. So let’s pack up Chicago, lock, stock, and population and send it to Australia. I sure the Aussies can handle the problems of Chicago. Their anti-gun laws are even more strict. and a slight change in their demographics wont hurt anything, will it ?

      • mrpoohead

        Don’t think anyone wants an influx of American’s – suspect you mean black folk with your demographics comment; they have Africans and Aboriginals already. Duh!

        No anti-gun laws, just common sense. Thus black market guns un-affordable unless millionaire. Simple!

        • mtman2

          You’re typically arrogant as your UK/Euro-peon bretheren.
          Just who paid in vastly expensive blood and treasure to save your island continent from the Japanese Empire and you from having a Japanese name from the upline woman being constantly raped by the conquering Jap soldiers-???
          And as with your socialistic/statist bretheren- who paid and pays since for your continued guaranteed safety = you nor your ingrate brethen do- WE do that’s who.
          So why don’t get on your “little pony” and swim back to your paradise WE paid for and show some thankful respect before running your mouth by paying for your own security and letting us off paying for it.
          Then wingnut see what your taxes will be.
          China likes your climate as well as Kim Jung Un- then see how far your “commonsense gun control works” while watching your women raped to death by Chines+Norcom. Soldiers where woman are vastly out numbered.
          You living in bubbleland gives you no special Rights here punk…

          • mrpoohead

            Ahh; another case of Spielberg Syndrome. History lesson; US entered WWII after Japan attack and German declaration. By the time US turned up in Europe German advance halted – Allies decided Germany was priority as they were afraid they were close to nuclear. Europe with or without US was going to be won – what defeated Germany was too many fronts. No Russian, stalemate, ditto British.

            Not much American blood at all – very crass and ignorant. Soviet Union lost 40 times as many and China 20 times. Japanese advance halted on Kokoda Trail by Australian as McCarthy turned up in Melbourne. A quite remarkable achievement considering how small Aussie population was at the time – Japan’s more than 11 times.

            No big threats today; world is quite co-operative aside from fruit-cakes like ISIS who are mostly being fought by other Muslims. No one can afford a war today as it would most likely be annihilation of all – duh!

            Aussie taxes – on earnings over $180,000 you pay 45%. Your first $19,000 is tax free. We tax those least able to pay, they tax the most able to pay a little more. Moron!

            China has stringent gun regulations – W Europe, Canada, NZ and Australia do not deny anyone a gun subject to mental health and police check. They just make you look after them sensibly! Moron!

            You are an ignoramus – suggest you read encyclopaedias and don’t just believe Spielberg. He tales a good story, not exactly factual. Here end-eth the lesson. If you can refute one thing I have said I’ll pay $10,000 to a charity of your choice – reputable reference required. Moron!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • mtman2

            Hah- what a maroon-!
            Your opinions represent no facts and besides are in gross err thru-out backed up by again your limited shallow low-level opinion.
            Moreover you speak like a whipped arrogant punk; which you prove at every turn- never once addressing the truth you hide from that it is America PERIOD that you even exist; the same for Europe.
            “WE the People” of America with freedoms under Liberty(something well beyond your self inflated mental level) are who saved the civilized world and is all that has since, kid.
            Go back to playing with yourself- oh wait your mother is hollering upstairs for you to come up from the basement and flush before you father comes home. You can keep your lousy $10 bucks you’ve been exposed here as clueless over and over again. Take your self proclaimed genius(punk) over to HuffPo or MediaMatters they love you lying self inflated B.S. types.

          • mrpoohead

            Well it was $10,000 and we both know why you are not attempting to refute – it was all facts I espoused. I don’t care what the facts are or how they fall, just the facts! Now trot off back to your little hole.

          • mtman2

            Look kid- your opinions about anything aren’t facts.
            Your prove them as full history= they are not-!!!
            The little you seem to think you know are a fart in the wind.
            If you can’t admit America saved your happy little island nation WE love and still protect- then go talk to some grown ups there that do know.
            You’re still an ungrateful maroon til then.
            And don’t forget to flush this time or Daddy will spank- and Mommy will be glad to see it happen

          • Kol

            Right wing SNOT

          • mtman2

            Aaaahahahah –
            Well don’t slip n fall …

          • Kol

            Spare us the bullshit about America “saving” anything / anybody.
            I’m American — U.S.-born. I have extended family in Russia. I have lived there at times for extended periods with close family members. And I am seeing and experiencing firsthand what U.S. economic sanctions are doing to the Russian people — making kids go hungry, harming and sometimes destroying small family businesses upon which people depend for their very survival, damaging the Russian economy severely, destroying peoples life-savings, et cetera, et cetera!!

          • Debra Shawver

            And yet the politboro live in luxury…..hmmm

          • mrpoohead

            Look moron I was born with an American passport I just know history and offer well-documented facts. Whereas you are some retarded monkey who knows nothing and is a nothing. Duh! Facts is facts – I’m just honest!

            Reality; we turn up late and begrudgingly for important wars and can’t finish the none of our business and inconsequential. We also gave the world WWII and the mess in the Middle East. Facts!

    • Marialice Barone

      They don’t allow anyone in their country who is not useful if you try to sneak in, they ban you to islands off their main land. Their welfare programs are minimal, so don’t comparing them to the U.S

      • mrpoohead

        America’s welfare programme is significantly less than all of W Europe et al. Australia takes in more refugees per capita as do W Europe et al. Australia stopped boats coming as there was much loss of life – no safe crossing period, cyclones or huge swells from Antarctic. Suggest you check facts before making dumb comments.

  • PION????R

    Thanks mrpoohead and FrankB for a real truthful alternative to the potty mouthers.

    • Edward

      I talk to people in Australia on a daily bases. The cost of living is twice what it is here
      In the states.

  • Luis R Montiel

    BUSSINES MINDED PEOPLE PLAN AHEAD THEY DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO TAKE MEASURES TO KEEP THEIR BUSSINES RUNING. IF THE NUMBERS ARE CORRECT IT IS JUST GOING TO GET WORSE FOR THE SEATTLE PEOPLE. IT WILL BRING AN INFLATIONARY SPIRAL INTO THEIR ECONOMY BECAUSE TO KEEP UP WITH THE HOURLY RAISE AND STAY OPEN THE BUSSINESES WILL HAVE TO INCREASE THE SALE PRICE OF THEIR PRODUCTS. AS SIMPLE AS THAT. WHO LOSSES IS THE QUESTION?

    • Roger_T73

      The real LOSERS are the uninformed demon-CRAP voters who got a “great pay hike” and then got fired because they were being paid MORE THAN THEY were WORTH.

      • William Konrad

        Democrats still win, because they have big hearts and that’s enough to get votes from the poor , who cannot figure it out for themselves.
        Minimum wage = 15.00 or more, but there are no jobs. Oh well we democrats mean well and that’s what counts.

        • Mickey Miller

          maybe, MAYBE, the average private citizen democrat means well, But few know about the economics of raising the wages. There is a balance to be maintained, and unfortunately that means some will suffer. NO MATTER WHAT IS DONE, some will suffer. Having worked my way up to middle class, I know what it means to work for minimum wage. It’s a hard way to go. But If one is content to just sit there and not Increase skills, seek education and try to better themselves and their lot in life, then they are just plain lazy. I was a high school drop out. But I went and got my GED, then continued my education through the local community college, Simple two yr degree, got me into accounting. There are too many in this country that simply want to keep on keeping on, and want the gov to BETTER their lives for them. I say get off your asses and do something constructive with your life.

          • searcher98

            I’m sorry that I can only vote UP here once.

          • William Konrad

            Mickey Miller, that just makes too much sense for the average schmuck on welfare. It”s much easier to vote democrat and get welfare. Good post, you see it, I see it, now if we could only gt the left to see it. We can explain it to them, but we can’t make them understand it.

          • Nancy Anderson

            There is a man on U-Tube that I follow and he has a saying. “Common sense is so rare these days that it has become a super power”. He is correct.

          • mtman2

            Right- wait til the –
            ” Stuff Hits The Fans “

          • mtman2

            Exactly entry level jobs or while in school are “stepping stones”.
            With DemocRats so called minimum wage hikes is totally about getting votes from low-info people they take atvantage of = “snake-oil salesmen” for job security as career tax-molester’s; posing as public servants= parasites.

        • mtman2

          Of course…
          “Let them eat cake-!”
          We’ll just raise taxes to pay for folks to be unemployed for as long as they want;
          and they’ll keep vote for us.

          * socialist LBJ on his
          “War on Poverty” –
          “Now we’ll have those n.gg..s voting Democrat
          for 200yrs”

          $25trillion spent til now – the poverty rate is 3% higher now and a myriad of PC – DC agencies w/10’s of thousands of $bureaucrat$ to run them- to hand out the money taken from the Mr+Mrs.Taxpayer sheeple of Amerika…

      • Nancy Anderson

        That is the God’s honest truth. It will never end until tax payers can no longer pay taxes AND the inflated prices of products, then nobody will have work. Gee, thanks Dems. I can’t believe how awesome they are at screwing up everything. We should ship them all to N.Korea, Iran, Iraq and all the rest of the flea ridden middle east and let them screw them up. End of efforts to put those countries down. The Dems will do it and it won’t take long either.

  • Ronnie

    It is great to see these morons get their ass handed to them like always LOL…..

    • paulrph1

      The problem is they will never understand. You cannot fix stupid. Another excuse is on the way. Life is a reality not a give me.

      • Kol

        Here’s how the U.S. Empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse-according to science

        June 30, 2017 by Russell Roberts

        Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #244.

        Source:

        http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science-2/

        Accessed on 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

        Reporter: Travis Gettys.

        Please click link to read the full story.

        Comment:

        According to a University of Hawaii at Manoa sociologist, the United States “Empire” is living on borrowed time. Professor Johan Galtung, who correctly used modern analytical tools to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, believes U.S. power, reputation, and influence will decline rapidly under President Donald Trump. Galtung says his original prediction of 25 years for the collapse of the United States has been reduced to less than 20 years, thanks to the past policies of President George W. Bush and the isolationist/protectionist stance of current President Donald Trump. Galtung adds that the final gasp of the U.S. Empire will come as an extreme right-wing political philosophy takes hold of America and transforms the country into a fascist state.

        Professor Galtung bases his predictions on a model comparing the rise and fall of 10 historical empires and on what he calls “synchronizing and mutually reinforcing contradictions.”

        Galtung says the future of our country is grim and foreboding:

        “American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

        “Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.”

        “The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.”

        “Overproduction relative to demand, unemployment and the increasing costs of climate change would weaken the U.S. economy, according to his model.”

        “Galtung also predicted that rising tensions between the U.S., NATO and its military allies, coupled with the increasing economic costs of war and the political conflicts between the U.S., United Nations and the European Union, would also diminish American power.”

        Opinion:

        Professor Galtung offers a chilling look at what our nation is becoming. We are overextended, amazingly ignorant about the real world, and woefully unprepared to confront our adversaries. Our national leadership ignores the advice of our allies, squanders our resources in endless wars, and refuses to confront the truths of science, technology, and economics. Time is running out to address our weaknesses, both foreign and domestic. If we’re unable to confront the challenges of a multi-dimensional world, we will collapse of our own accord and join the former Soviet Union as another historical relic. As it stands now, the future no longer belongs to us.

        For the latest trends in geopolitical intelligence, strategic forecasting, terrorism, politics, and cybersecurity, please visit my daily intelligence briefing at:

        https://paper.li/f-1482109921.

        For more information on the above topics, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

        Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

        Thanks for joining us today.

        Until next time,

        Russell Roberts

        Hawaii Intelligence Digest

        https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

        https://paper.li/f-1482109921

        • Fred Doe

          Fake News and Fake propoganda seem to know no bounds.

          • Kol

            Derp.

          • Kol

            Right wing extremist silly buzz words like “Fake News” know no bounds, even though they’re really stupid. LOL!

          • Fred Doe

            Lol! We are living CNN’s fake news daily! Have you at last lost all sense of reality and reason?

          • Town Crier

            I don’t watch the Clinton Newz Network – THEY LIE! Fox is the ONLY one where you will get SOME truth, and the Dems are trying to force that to the left too!

    • George Hilliard

      The problem is they are being handed other-peoples ass’s.

      • groundchuckyfriedgroundchuck

        Socialism works until other people’s money is gone.

        • Ken/FL

          What most people don’t understand is that is the Socialist’s goal from the beginning.

      • mtman2

        And then just who puts these wingnut socialist/statist’s in office?
        office.
        It certainly wasn’t a coup de tat.
        If WE the majority show up on all election day’s the DemocRat’s lose every time.
        What part of- “Do your part” is too hard for folks to show up and “throw the bums out”~?

        • Allen Evans

          Seattle is FULL of mis-guided Progressive Liberal IDIOTS who don’t have the brains of a gnat. Even after the University of Washington study came out about the wages cutting the hours of those making minimum wage, the Clown Prince Mayor decided to get a more “favorable” study(?) done by the equally ignorant clowns at UC-Berkeley to make the City Council of Clowns look good.

          • mtman2

            You Conservative /libertarians have got show up @ elections and get the “academics” with their clueless theories out of office.
            If someone has never made business succeed they have NO place handling the publics money and planning choices…

          • PatriotGal

            ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!!

          • mtman2

            Well thankyou-!
            II’ll take my bow for Patriotism sake…

          • Allen Evans

            I DO vote in every election but I’m sure that the King County Board of Elections conveniently “lose or misplace” any ballot that is NOT favorable towards the Progressive Liberal agenda and maintaining a “one party system” in the People’s Socialist Republic of Washington State.

          • mtman2

            I wouldn’t doubt it because it’s Far-Left shillbots that volunteer to handle such things….so volunteer-!

            Stalin stated- “It didn’t matter who voted- only mattered who counted the votes.”
            Of course after you’ve disarmed and murdered 10’s of millions of your countryman the survivors will vote your way = in the former Soviet dis-Union.

            *Here WE rose up and shot them til the survivors went back to Britain.*
            Til they tried it again in 1812= w/same results…

          • Allen Evans

            Sadly, you DO have a point. Luckily my wife is retiring in another year and we can move away from here.

          • mtman2

            You sound sad to have to leave your beautiful state.
            So where then is good enough to re-establish~?

          • catman

            Montana is always a good destination to place oneself. Conservative state, beautiful mountains, bountiful fishing and hunting, friendly people so far if liberals don’t try to takeover, four seasons with plenty of winter sports, etc. Cost of living not too awful bad, at least compared to the Seattle area.

          • mtman2

            Yes well I hope you’vr clued into the right area as super wealthy libs are already changing some places…

          • Allen Evans

            Well mtman2, I’m NOT from WA state but from western Virginia (which has been infested with Liberals from DC and Maryland in it’s northern parts down and far south as Charlottesville and Roanoke). My ancestors (who settled VA as early as 1629) are spinning in their graves at the onslaught of these senseless idiots.

          • mtman2

            Funny thing about Libs is they’re mostly in some kind of Gubmint position or academia not in business and are clueless how anything really works nor what true Americanism is all about.
            Europe is their rolemodel for proper operations of Gubmint…

          • Ernest Hendrickson

            Liberal morons have no place in interfering with businesses necessary decisions in rates of pay. This smacks of totalitarian ideology. OK??

          • Kol

            You speak like a right wing extremist dullard. lol

          • Ernest Hendrickson

            My IQ. 150… Yours???

          • Kol

            A little higher.

          • Ernest Hendrickson

            BS. You’re not fooling anybody except yourself.

          • Kol

            Unlike you, I don’t bother to flaunt it. Don’t have your low self-esteem problem, so I don’t bother to brag. LOL!

          • Ernest Hendrickson

            Ha. Brag? Lie. Very few have high IQ’s. You not being one of them. Many on this service actually are demented. It’s called obsession. But I won’t continue this foolishness. Please include me out of your attentions.

          • Kol

            Do svidaniya!

          • jerry.rebar

            Lying Faggo

          • Kol

            phuckphaced drunkard

          • Allen Evans

            Kol, how do you walk around with your head stuck up your a**???

        • Ernest Hendrickson

          Etat

    • Frank B.

      The only morons who got their dumb asses handed to them were people like you. You– that so-called “study” has already been debunked and discredited! Try again fool!!

      • Mickey Miller

        oh frank B, There you go again with the name calling. Honey, if you want to get your point across and have people actually listen to you, this is not the way to do it. Quote facts, list articles,etc. But with your very first words all you do is attract anger. C’mon friend, you can do better than that.

        • Frank B.

          I’m not your honey– and I don’t need your condescending bull shit or permission. So go to hell.

          • Mickey Miller

            sorry that you are such a bitter person. May you walk with God and He heals your sorrows.

          • Kol

            Trump is a threat to national security – The Washington Post

            https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/hillary-clinton-never-would-have-dreamed-about-d…

            Feb 14, 2017 – The Post reported that on Saturday at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club, he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, informed of a North …

            The Single Greatest Threat To Our National Security Is Donald Trump …

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/…/donald-trump-our-single-greatest-threat-to-national_us_...

            May 11, 2017 – The Trump administration’s use of our national security apparatus for political gain poses the single greatest threat to the security of the United …

            Trump’s falsehoods pose a real threat to U.S. national security …

            http://www.chicagotribune.com/…/ct-trump-lies-national-security-risk-20170322-story.html

            Mar 22, 2017 – The false statements coming out of Trump’s White House pose real and potentially profound dangers to U.S. national security.

            Trump is making it harder to keep America safe (Opinion) – CNN.com

            http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/17/opinions/trump-homeland-security-opinion…/index.html

            May 17, 2017 – By Juliette Kayyem, CNN National Security Analyst …. “We face one of the most serious terror threat environments since the 9/11 attacks as …

          • Mickey Miller

            And each of these that you quoted are from sources that have been MORE than proven to produce and expand on their false news narratives… Nice try though.

          • Kol

            Bullshit. NICE try though! LOL!

          • Frank B.

            Why are you so afraid of my “bitterness”? And try “walking with your own god” once in a while. Maybe then crackers like YOU, won’t be such hypocrites!

          • Mickey Miller

            Not afraid frank, just pity you.

          • Frank B.

            No clearly I frighten you. Why is that?

          • Mickey Miller

            If feeling that I fear you gives you a sense of power, so be it frank. But I have no fear of you, I merely sense a lot of anger and frustration on your part and I find that sad. This country is in a bad , bad place and people like yourself are a symptom of the state our country is in. If you feel you must mock my love of our Father, then have at her sweetie. I was simply trying to calm your anger down and was attacked instead. P.S. I am not a dude, but a 64 yr old widow woman from Washington state. The picture is of my late husband. Who I must say, was a gentleman and would never have acted in the manner you have displayed for all to see. I will no longer answer you, Seems all you want is someone to demean. Perhaps some therapy would help to discover the root cause of all your anger.

          • Frank B.

            Of course you fear me. And all other black men as well.

          • Frank B.

            You don’t even know me asshole. Yet my words scare the shit out of you… Why?

          • Kol

            Why are there so many fake Christians? – Got Questions?

            https://www.gotquestions.org/fake-Christians.html

            Why do so many people claim to be Christians, but don’t live like Christians should? … The clear teaching of the Bible is that when someone is saved his life will …

            What Does the Bible Say About Fake Christians? – OpenBible.info

            https://www.openbible.info/topics/fake_christians

            Bible verses about Fake Christians. … For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.

          • Kol

            What Does the Bible Say About Religious Hypocrites? – OpenBible.info

            https://www.openbible.info/topics/religious_hypocrites

            “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others.

    • Reb

      Like the article says the dems will want to raise it yet again. They’ll blame Trump.

  • CBA

    If the hourly rate has not hit $15 and the hours of those that is suppose to help has gone down already it will get only worse. You can’t dictate what the market can bear. The ACA is a better example of that, keep your doctor, premiums will go down $2500 per family. The lies never stop. GO TRUMP

    • Charles Burnes

      This NEVER had a chance in hell to work.

      • greyfox

        Do you expect vote hungry politicians to understand economics. You can legislate 20.00 per hour minimum wage, business man will find a way to compensate. Taken to the extreme, if they raise the minimum wage high enough, the business will simply close. Then what? I know,
        the government will subsidies the business, problem solved.

        • Richard Pope

          Greyfox and et al,
          . . . . I was running a business here in WI. When I started the business the minimum wage was $5/Hr. I could hire and train teenagers that were still in high school. This was the same way that I started when I was a teenager.
          . . . . Well the state in their infinite wisdom raised the minimum wage to $7.50/Hr. Oops I’m sorry guys but I will have to let you go. Please tell your parents that I didn’t want to do this. Also be sure to tell them to go tell their representatives.
          GOD Bless and GOD Help us,
          rich.

          • William Konrad

            ~Everyone has an opinion and everyone is right but democrats are more right than anyone else. They don’t make any sense, but that never seems to stop them. What is magic about 15.00 an hour why not 30 or 40. Why not the same as a democratic politician. I guess that would be too fair, there are limits you know.

        • IMSweetOlBob

          Greyfox:
          Look to history in Nevada. the Government took over a house of prostitution that sold alcohol ……… and it went Broke !
          And of course the politicians understand economics.
          But they also understand how to get idiots tio vote for them. I’ll bet all or nearly all the suffering workers, that priced themselves out of a job are blaming the management and think these scheming, giggling, politicians are the best !

        • mtman2

          Riiiight = like the- Soviet disUnion…

          • William Konrad

            nov smoz kapop + kascmocvon popka = just as stupid as yours. mtma2 = a stupid democrat.

          • mtman2

            DemocRat’s = unrealistic expectations from unworkable theoretically hopeful solutions to simple problems.
            Instead of let the market work as an organism.
            By dividing everything and everyone they touch into separate segments, sections or factions that must be joined to function in health.
            A good garden once going well- needs minimum input; just let it grow in the earth, rain and sun for a final crop in harvest time…

        • Frank B.

          Do you expect trump to understand economics.

          • William Konrad

            He seems to have done pretty good so far, what’s your record?

          • Frank B.

            My record is that I have NOT had 7 bankruptcies! What’s yours Bitch?

          • Ivan Gentry

            Neither has Trump you stupid jackass. He’s a billionaire you prick. He owns over 500 companies. How many do you own big mouth?

          • Frank B.

            See that’s the problem. You assholes suk his dik… and NEVER take the time to learn a god damn thing, about his past! You people are soooo god damn ignorant– it’s unbelievable!!!

          • William Konrad

            Like all liberals, your words literally drip with hatred. Blind hatred such as yours is far too emotional to carry any objective sanity. You are incapable of judging Trump on any level that is not hate filled, therefore your opinions hold, not the least bit of sane content…..good bye!

          • Frank B.

            Why are you so afraid of my “hatred”? And just like an ignorant ass repubtard… Trying to do shit like Take away healthcare from 25 million American, discriminate against Muslims, support and protect racist white supremacists, destroy America’s relationships with its European allies, use putin to steal an election, trying to suppress our vote, and start wars with Iran & North Korea……

            ……. And with all of that you expect me to be nice to you?– Kiss off–you asshole… When someone is trying to do harm to me….. I will fight back anyway I can… And that includes verbally! So get used to it punk!

          • Jerry

            Your thoughts of people being afraid is the only thing that gives you power, I’m afraid to step in that big black pile of cap my dog made, not afraid of the cap just the smell, your black poster child caused more people to lose insurance then anybody, I had insurance before Obama care, a high deductable low cost plan I could afford ,then the black bastard forced the passage of the aca based on lies and deception, I lost my insurance, they say I don’t make enough for aca coverage go get medicaid, the state says I make too much for that so we have no coverage, my wife has MS and my previous plan paid for her hospital visits, I broke my back, it paid for 5 surgerys, now we have nothing, so before you get on your high horse you better make sure of the facts you have, I’m a conservative, I live a conservative life style, but my 4000 sf house is paid for, the cars I have in my driveway are paid for, I have no credit card debt, not a lot of you liberals can say the same, so really who is the dumb ass here

          • Frank B.

            Ok– you’ve had your 15 minutes of ignorance.. One more dumb ass comment from you, and I will simply cut you off, boy.

          • mtman2

            He is part of his hero’s Hilliar’y+Soros so called “Resist” movement.
            That’s where his head is up= into that darkness.
            Probably still upset that Grumpy Bernie was paid off((and threatened)) for the queen of darkness aka- Nurse Ratchet/Witch of Benghazi fame.
            Those people should be mad at the DNC- not potus Trump…

          • Jerry

            And your black poster boy? He couldn’t even run a freaking lemonade stand, look at shitcago, crime so bad the feds need to be sent in, look how many democrats are being sent to prision, the mayor of Seattle for having sex with little boys, the mayor of new York for making the tax payers pay his legal fees, the women in Florida for stealing how much from her own foundation, I guess she thought if Hilda butch could do it she could too, or sanders famity being investigated by the fbi, the Clinton are under investigation again, the Democrats keep losing at the elections, rice, obama, lynch all under investigation, Mueller can’t find collusion against trump, can’t even find enough to start an investigation, can’t find stuff on him but sure is changing directions on who he is looking at, your ship is sinking, if you are so damn smart you would jump ship

          • Kol

            So are you damn smart enough to “jump ship” and get the hell out of our country?

          • Jerry

            I like my country, I know it will be great again, and probably in my lifetime, I remember when the USA was a superpower of the world, too great for the socialistic ways of the democrats and Rinos so we have assholes like obama that spent 8 years destroying it, in 8 years he destroyed so much, it will take years to repair the damage he did, the people see it, the Democrats have lost over 1000 seats, they keep losing, the people are sick of the Democratic party and what the have become, before Trump’s first term is complete obama’s legacy will have been erased and will be nothing but a grease spot on the hi way of progress, I though Jimmy Carter was the worse president but I was wrong, but even at that you didn’t see republicans calling for his assassination we hated the man but respected the office, too bad you dumbasses cant do the same, that’s OK keep acting like the child withat your tantrums and watch Trump get reelected

          • Kol

            Here’s how the U.S. Empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse-according to science

            June 30, 2017 by Russell Roberts

            Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #244.

            Source:

            http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science-2/

            Accessed on 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

            Reporter: Travis Gettys.

            Please click link to read the full story.

            Comment:

            According to a University of Hawaii at Manoa sociologist, the United States “Empire” is living on borrowed time. Professor Johan Galtung, who correctly used modern analytical tools to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, believes U.S. power, reputation, and influence will decline rapidly under President Donald Trump. Galtung says his original prediction of 25 years for the collapse of the United States has been reduced to less than 20 years, thanks to the past policies of President George W. Bush and the isolationist/protectionist stance of current President Donald Trump. Galtung adds that the final gasp of the U.S. Empire will come as an extreme right-wing political philosophy takes hold of America and transforms the country into a fascist state.

            Professor Galtung bases his predictions on a model comparing the rise and fall of 10 historical empires and on what he calls “synchronizing and mutually reinforcing contradictions.”

            Galtung says the future of our country is grim and foreboding:

            “American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

            “Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.”

            “The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.”

            “Overproduction relative to demand, unemployment and the increasing costs of climate change would weaken the U.S. economy, according to his model.”

            “Galtung also predicted that rising tensions between the U.S., NATO and its military allies, coupled with the increasing economic costs of war and the political conflicts between the U.S., United Nations and the European Union, would also diminish American power.”

            Opinion:

            Professor Galtung offers a chilling look at what our nation is becoming. We are overextended, amazingly ignorant about the real world, and woefully unprepared to confront our adversaries. Our national leadership ignores the advice of our allies, squanders our resources in endless wars, and refuses to confront the truths of science, technology, and economics. Time is running out to address our weaknesses, both foreign and domestic. If we’re unable to confront the challenges of a multi-dimensional world, we will collapse of our own accord and join the former Soviet Union as another historical relic. As it stands now, the future no longer belongs to us.

            For the latest trends in geopolitical intelligence, strategic forecasting, terrorism, politics, and cybersecurity, please visit my daily intelligence briefing at:

            https://paper.li/f-1482109921.

            For more information on the above topics, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

            Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

            Thanks for joining us today.

            Until next time,

            Russell Roberts

            Hawaii Intelligence Digest

            https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

            https://paper.li/f-1482109921

          • Kol

            Despite your rather ODD personal “reality” Obama will go down as one of the greatest Presidents in U.S. history. Educate yourself!… here’s some help —

            Search Results

            Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

            http://www.motherjones.com/…/why-obama-will-go-down-one-greatest-presidents-all-time/

            Jan 17, 2017 – As Barack Obama’s presidency winds down, I find myself wondering more and more how the history books will explain that we replaced him …

            After 1 Week Of Trump, Americans Name Obama The Greatest …

            http://www.politicususa.com/…/1-week-trump-americans-obama-greatest-president-wwii.ht...

            Jan 27, 2017 – Donald Trump has been in office for one week, but a new Quinnipiac University poll has found that former President Obama has vaulted into a tie with Ronald Reagan as the best president of the last 70 years. … American voters select the best president in the last 70 years:

            Best, Worst Presidents: C-SPAN Survey Has Barack Obama at 12 …

            time.com/4674300/cspan-presidents-rank-2017/

            Feb 17, 2017 – Barack Obama has been whisked to a very good table at the club of former presidents, according to a C-SPAN survey of 91 presidential …

            Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All

            http://www.gq.com/story/obama-greatest-president-legacy

            Apr 14, 2016 – Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time. Illustration by GQ; Shakeil Greeley/Getty Images. Photo of Jim Nelson.

            Historians say Barack Obama 12th greatest U.S. president – UPI.com

            http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/…Obama…greatest…presidents/7821487369055/

            Feb 17, 2017 – Nearly 100 U.S. historians and scholars have rated Barack Obama as one of the 12 greatest presidents in American history, a comprehensive …

            Farewell, Barack Obama: Your legacy as one of our best presidents is …

            http://www.foxnews.com/…/farewell-barack-obama-your-legacy-as-one-our-best-presidents-is...

            Jan 20, 2017 – Thank you, President Obama. May God bless you and your family in the months and years ahead.

          • Jerry

            My odd sense of reality? I doubt that, his legacy is being taken down a little more each day, I really think he will be In jail soon for this Russia collusion thing, he knew Russia was getting involved in the election but failed to do anything about it, all the hacks of podesta emails really showed a light on things we only assumed were happening, so I guess it was wiki leaks fault for leaking the emails? Man is DC corrupt, mostly the Democrats but some republicans as well, clinton, lynch, comey, obama, podesta, all under investigation, should tell ya something

          • Kol

            Donald Trump’s first 100 days: Few accomplishments, little to brag …

            http://www.firstpost.com › World News

            Apr 29, 2017 – President Donald Trump. AP. Trump, for all of his bluster, has accomplished little. Unlike most others presidents in history, Trump has no …

            Trump’s first 100 days accomplished little but changed a lot – LA Times

            http://www.latimes.com/opinion/topoftheticket/la-na-tt-first-hundred-20170425-story.html

            Apr 25, 2017 – In his first hundred days, Donald Trump is short on accomplishments, but it feels as if he has changed everything.

            A List of Everything Trump Has Done So Far As President – NYMag

            nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/…/every-terrifying-thing-that-donald-trump-has-done.ht…

            Jun 9, 2017 – All the Terrifying Things That Donald Trump Did Lately. By Eric Levitz ….. And the Trump administration has little use for norms. “This data call …

            How do Donald Trump’s first 100 days rate historically? | PolitiFact

            http://www.politifact.com/…/donald-trump/how-do-donald-trumps-first-100-days-rate-histo...

            Claim: “No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.”

            Claimed by: Donald Trump

          • Kol

            You’re RACIST???

          • Jerry

            Nope, I sure am not, I hated his 70% white as just as much as his black ass

          • Frank B.

            That’s it… See ya cracker!

          • Frank B.

            How do YOU know he owns “over 500 companies”? Have YOU seen his tax returns?– If not, then shut the fuk up, you lying dumb-ass redneck!

          • Debra Shawver

            Are you a billionaire?????

          • Frank B.

            Is trump? .. Let’s see the tax returns!

          • Ivan Gentry

            He has already done more than Obama did in 8 years. And yes Trump does understand economics Mr. liberal snowflake.

          • Frank B.

            Yeah whatever, cracker. Stop wasting my god damn time.

          • William Konrad

            More evidence of your insanity.

          • Frank B.

            If an asshole like YOU can vote for another asshole like trump… I doubt that you should be calling anyone “insane”!

          • Jerry

            You are a racist bastard just like obama, if back is so beautiful, I just shit a masterpiece, and named it Frank Jr

          • Frank B.

            Obama treated you faqqit ass crackers…. way better than he should have treated you, given the way you guys fukked with him.. Now as for me… hell cracker.. is you don’t like the way i treat and talk to you… Then you need to change the way you treat and talk to others.. In the mean time… fuk you cracker!

          • Jerry

            Aww did I touch a nerve, how do you even think you know what color I am? You a dumbass

          • Frank B.

            Nope, not at all cracker.. I simply just set the record straight. Anything else you wanna know asshole?

          • Frank B.

            … LOL And it never fails to amaze me,,, just how much you right wing assholes all say EXACTLY the same old tired ass lines… “did I touch a nerve”? LOL No fukker, you did not. See I deal with rednecks like YOU each and everyday… And I just told you— that you all say exactly the same thing, over and over, and over again…. So by the time your dumb-ass grunts out another tired ass line…..I have already heard it at least 1000 times before… LOL—

            So if your goal in life is to “touch one of Frank B’s nerves”— You’l have to do a hell of a lot better than that, — you redneck bastard!– LOL LOL LOL !!!

          • Frank B.

            …… Well I don’t now if “back”.. is beautiful or not?!? I don’t even know what “back” is! But the phrase you were trying to say.. “Black”–is Beautiful”——— Hasn’t been used since the 1960’s. And since this is NOT the 1960’s– (hint: the year is 2017). I don’t think I have a need to deal with your ignorance, at this time.

            Get back to me, when you catch up with the correct century!

          • Frank B.

            He hast done shit but piss off our allies!

          • Frank B.

            Yeah — Done more than the last 8 presidents combined to destroy this country!

        • Ken/FL

          Read “The Creature from Jekyll Island”, the book says that is exactly the intention of the ruling elite. A World Order ruled by the elite bankers controlling all the World Governments through the IMF and Federal Reserve. Controlling all Governments by controlling world economics. They are almost complete with their plans.

          • Debra Shawver

            And we will be left as slaves for them with the likes of “The Hunger Games” only for real…..

          • Ken/FL

            Where are our heroes to stop all this?

        • Nancy Anderson

          And the taxpayers will be the ones to fund their bailout.

      • Debra Shawver

        It was not supposed to..the demonraps want one payer socialized medicine…crap for you and me and 1st class for the “elites”…..with them dictating to you what you get….called communism

  • Edward

    They left out the part where raising min wage bring the cost of everything else up with it. I live in texas. I was in Washington st a few years ago. I stayed at a ratty motel that cost 350 a week. Here in texas where wages are lower that same room is 170 a week. I talked to some people up there about wages and found they start off at 12 a hour here in teaxs that is a top wage we start off around 8 an hour here. Everything is cheaper here than there. So really they don’t make anymore at 12 starting off than we do at 8

    • Chi Sam

      Any more, stupid. The common word ‘anymore’ is a reference to time, not a measure of quantity. One would expect (rightly) that decades of reading would have had a greater impact on your knowledge base.

      • jackieray

        when you can’t refute the argument criticize the grammer

        • Chi Sam

          I wholly agree with Edwards opinion, you dumb MF’r…never so much as hinted that I don’t. Typical zealous, simple-minded as****e.

        • William Konrad

          Let me tell you about the salesman whose grammar was terrible but his sales were off the chart. Another salesman complained to his manager about his awful grammar, the manager replied “don’t worry about his grammar just go out and do like he done” . Your grammar is OK but your spelling is
          a little less than perfect. It’s GRAMMAR NOT GRAMMER.

  • John D

    Excuse me if I don’t morn for these people. I couldn’t care less about Seattle.

    • Charles Burnes

      We should care about those folks. ..stupidity is spreading around the country and there seems to be little that can be done. Pull your head out folks !!!

    • IMSweetOlBob

      John D:
      Me either ! Seattle is a socialist mire and along with the rest of the coast, is ruining the State. You only find real people West of the mountains and then not so much in the big cities.

      • Ivan Gentry

        Right. West of the mountains? Most people out west are too liberal and stupid to get out of their own way. LMAO.

  • ECwashr

    Liberal policies NEVER WORK!!!! Just look at Detroit or Chicago for proof of this!! Idiots couldn’t run a ice cream stand, and Obama and Hillary are proof of that!!!

    • EnjoyzCoffee

      They’re doing exactly what they have set out to do, destroy the economy and nation. Unfortunately some people fall for their rhetoric and failing logic.

      • ECwashr

        Obama calls them Useful Idiots…

        • Ernest Hendrickson

          It takes one to know one.

          • ECwashr

            I’m guessing you are Obama USEFUL IDIOT number 1?? How did you escape the Jim Jones Koolaid Lines Liberal FOOL??

          • Kol

            When you use silly right wing extremist nonsensical buzz words (“Koolaid”) people are going to think you’re a silly, nonsensical right wing extremist. Вы действуете как идиот. Зачем?

          • therealworld

            Looks like a Russian phrase there, Hmmmm

          • Kol

            Yes, I’m American and have lived a few different places in the REAL world and I know a few different languages. How about you? You know more than one? Have much education?

          • ECwashr

            You Liberals and your dumbass Liberal policies are finished!! Americans have had enough of this PC nonsense that destroys and debunks Truth and Reality. Detroit/Chicago and many other Liberal run cities are proof that liberalism does not work and will never work. Liberalism is a mental sickness!! You need help pal. The Bible states, “every whisper shall be heard, every action seen”. You and your Liberal FOOL hero’s like Obama will answer for every crime like Fast N Furious, Benghazi, giving Iran millions to fund more world wide terrorism and to build a nuclear weapon, etc. I could go on all day about the crimes committed by HUSSIEN da moooslim brotherhood member Obama. You will also answer for EVERY
            innocent, defenseless baby murdered since 1973. You sick Liberals, “OH MY GOD the poor turtles, we must save the poor turtles”!! Buy your own kind, its just fine and dandy to murder one after another. Over 61 million innocent, defenseless babies murdered by Liberals!! That makes you worse than the Nazis, Congrats on that Liberal FOOL!!!

          • ontopofit

            Libs can’t understand “right” or “truth” because they are taught from Kindergarten that “there is no right or wrong” and “truth is your personal truth.”

          • ECwashr

            Beware of this Kol clown folks. We now have to not only worry about mooooslim terrorist but now we also have Liberal Terrorist. We all know about the Liberal NUT job who shot up the ball field. Just read about another Liberal Terrorist who ran down a Christian Cross. These Liberals are mentally ill, sick and coming unhinged!!

        • Ken/FL

          I call them useful SLAVES.

        • Debra Shawver

          Just like Stalin and Hitler did…..

          • Kol

            Well, now, let’s face REALITY… it was Donald Trump who is KNOWN to have slept with Hitler’s writings next to his bedside!

            Donald Trump’s ex-wife: Trump kept book of Hitler’s speeches by bed …

            http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trumps-ex-wife-once-said-he-kept-a-book-of-hitlers...

            Sep 1, 2015 – According to a 1990 Vanity Fair interview, Ivana Trump once told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that her husband, real-estate mogul Donald …

            Trump Files: Donald’s Big Book of Hitler Speeches – Mother Jones

            http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/…/trump-files-donalds-big-book-hitler-speeches/

            Sep 20, 2016 – Trump Files: Donald’s Big Book of Hitler Speeches … of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed.

          • Kol

            Vanity Fair: Trump Kept a Volume of Hitler’s Speeches By His Bedside …

            http://www.weeklystandard.com/vanity-fair-trump-kept-a…hitlers…bedside/…/2001343

            Of all the crazy revelations about Donald Trump, arguably the one that seems most alarming, is that he has a fondness for reading Hitler speeches. Now the …

            Donald Trump ‘kept book of Adolf Hitler’s speeches in his bedside …

            http://www.independent.co.uk › News › World › Americas › US politics

            Mar 20, 2017 – Donald Trump reportedly owned a copy of Adolf Hitler’s speeches and … Trump said he believed the businessman would find Hitler’s writings …

          • Kol

            Rather stupid to try to lump Stalin and Hitler together. They were arch enemies during WWII, and the Nazis killed 20-odd MILLION Russians. Educate yourself! Ever lived in and traveled across Russia and seen some of the hundreds of WWII museums and memorial parks in every town & city of any size throughout the country?!? I have!

          • Box1Car

            Both Hitler & Stalin presided over a period of time wherein DEATH CONTROL ensued> Stalin was ruler during 30s when 10 of millions of Russians died by starvation or police action, details in history
            These DEATH periods occur every 3 generations in Modern History IF there is NO BIRTH CONTROL The years R 1860s (20 Million PPL dead in Chinese Civil War over land reform but Slavery won out there) the 1930s leading up to WW2 and now> Rwanda, Bosnia and Middle East
            Lincoln was advised it’d take 1 Billion slaves to do the great plains states so he Mechanized Agriculutre by passing 1862 Land Grant College Act to found A&M Univ. So now we have 1 Billion slaves in China

      • Ken/FL

        and proof of that right in their face doesn’t wake them up.

    • Rich M

      Now now, in Hillary’s defense you have to give Kudos to her & Bill for making the most of their opportunity in high office…FOR THEMSELVES. They were able to set up the Clinton Foundation and Global Initiative which also became known as the Pay to play slush fund – selling access to their office to the highest bidders. It was all in place for the Hillary Clinton presidency and would have made them many many many millions of $$. Did anyone notice how quickly it was shut down after the election was lost? I am really surprised that one or more of their big foreign donors hasn’t put a collection contract out on them for their failure to provide the access promised.

      • PatriotGal

        Rich, exactly and that is just what McCain has done with donations from around the world that his foundation refuses to divulge the exact amount donated except to have a list of those countries who have donated over $100,000 to include Saudi Arabia which actually gave at least a MILLION so they could have access to legislation approved or disapproved by Senator McCain. It would also serve some countries to have donated less than $100,000 REPEATEDLY so they could fly under the $100,000 published list. Time for Congress to look into Senator McCain’s foundation established in 2009 with left over campaign funds – if nothing else on ethics violations and possibly selling out our country.

        • Ken/FL

          McCain is a fraud and always has been.

          • Nancy Anderson

            He’s also a slobbering idiot. I cannot believe that the people of Arizona see him as a viable candidate for office. It’s amazing, the stuff these people holding offices get away with. All while being senile idiots. For example Pelosi. It’s amazing that she can find her way out of the bathroom stall, or maybe someone goes with her each time to tell her what to do, how to clean up afterwards, and which way the stall door opens and closes.

          • Debra Shawver

            No we DON’T see mcpain as a viable candidate…we had an awesome candidate to primary him out last time..Dr Kelli Ward…mcpain uses Soros $$$$$ to put TV lies/ads up about her every 5 min…then he gets demoncraps to crossover during the primary to also vote for him….am sure that is what flake is planning this time around. Kelli is already running against him for 2018…. we Repubs censored mcpain here in A for a reason…the soros machine is very powerful……

          • Nancy Anderson

            It’s the same here in MN. This state is so incredibly liberal. They are practically turning Minneapolis over to the Samolians. First they gave us a wrestle for Governor and now we have a comedian in Washington. I suppose, it fits. lol I would move from here if we had the means but it’s not possible and now they are talking about raising OUR (the taxpayer) taxes to pay for a raise in the minimum wage. Those idiots who are marching to get $15 dollars an hour to flip burgers, don’t think at all of where that money is supposed to come from. McDonalds??? Hell no, they will just raise their prices to cover it, and the tax payers who are already paying higher taxes because of it, will be paying more for their burgers.

        • Nellie McConnell

          He sold out our country years ago.

        • Rich M

          So what is the Answer? Article 5 Convention of States.
          On the Agenda: 1) TERM LIMITS for The Legislative Branch – 2 terms for senators, 6 terms for representatives;
          2) Abolish the 17th Amendment that allows Senators to be elected by popular vote. Senators should be elected by the State Legislatures. Do you think the Arizona Legislature would have allow McCain to collect $$ from foreign sources?
          3) All laws of the US and all laws passed by Congress APPLY to all members of Congress and their staffs, the Judiciary and their staffs AND to the Executive Branch and their departments and staffs – NO Exceptions.
          4) Repeal the 16th Amendment, dissolve the Wilsonian abomination known as the IRS. Forcing people to pay tax on the fruits of their labor is ANTI American and just plain WRONG. We, as Americans, are entitled by God to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness (the fruits of our labor) If the Government needs money to run, get it another way – a National Sales Tax. At least that way, we get to save for the purchase and build the donation to government into the purchase. And it works better than a Progressive income tax that punishes success (with ever more exorbitant tax rates and rewards failure – Earned income credits for making less)

      • Nancy Anderson

        We can only hope that they have a collection contract out on them and it’s applied NOW !!!!

  • Charley C.

    I think we should cut Congresses pay also some of them don’t do anything of value anyways !

    • William Konrad

      Minimum wage for congress, I love it.

  • Charles Burnes

    There’s just no accounting for shear STUPIDITY !!! RIGHT LIBERAL DEMORATS !!

  • larry

    you west coast assholes are so stupid. this happens every time the minium wage goes up. but you raised it so much and it failed. business men will find ways to make a profit and if it means working people less hours so be it.

  • Shelly Shannon

    I know this is true. I was a manager for 25 years. I can’t even count the number of times I was forced by my supervisors to cut hours or only hire part time because the minimum wage went up. Alot of the time one employee had to do the job of two people to keep employee overhead at a minimum. I watched as these supervisors raked in the cash with their bonuses and their wages went up. I finally quit and left any management positions because I felt quilty about having to do it. I think Trump is right. The way to raise wages and nobody sufferes is to grow the economy first.

    • Dan Williams

      No substitute for the voice of experience! McDonald’s managers may end up being robot repairmen.

      • William Konrad

        That’s OK, the Democrats will find a way to get them to vote, after all they can get dead people to vote so robots should be a cinch.

        • mtman2

          Aaaaahahaha…yes and-
          They’ve been shipping in illegals to vote by the busload for yrs- and to several other precincts the same night for each busload.
          The Obama-nation was publicly begging for them to vote the last week –
          remember that?
          Thesr people are terminal PARASITES~!

  • Ron Brooks

    Unfortunately they will spin it & the whiny liberal morons that follow them will fall for it as they always do.

  • Joe Pewter

    voter fraud is how this all happens…the machines are programed …do some studying

    • Popetal

      Guy in VA just sentenced to 120 days for voter fraud.

  • usmcltc

    The Democrats thrive on giving other people’s money away. Then, they can claim that they are “helping” the people who get the free money, and the Democrats expect a vote for them in return. Problem is that it has not worked during the recent elections, but fear not, as the Democrats will just figure ways to give away more free stuff.

    • Dan Williams

      Print more money and tax the workingman into oblivion. Seems to be the formula.

  • greyfox

    They don”t care, it’s all about votes, power and control. Unintended consequences be damned. They sucker the poor boobs into the trap of, “look what we did for you”
    and the poor boobs can’t see the big picture, but they go away happy. Aren’t those left wing liberals nice guys? They are sly there’s no doubt about that.

  • Pete-fus

    Don’t worry about those workers at McDonalds having their hours cut. By the time McDonalds finishes automating their stores with kiosks, those workers won’t have jobs at all. Then the democrats can put them all on welfare, Foodstamps, and ObamaCare, and they will be making more than if they were working. And they will forever more be enslaved to the democrat party for their very existence, generation after generation. Just look at what the democrats have done for the blacks in America.

    Give a man a good job with benifits and he will be happy and vote. Give that man welfare and Foodstamps and he will vote democrat to keep them checks a coming!

    • Marie Palmatier

      Unfortunately you’re right! Sigh. . .

  • Paul Anderson

    Nothing but a political agenda, to increase the number of followers. Common sense says: Increasing the hourly pay scale of the employee, must be passed on, for the business owner to maintain his operational expenses. The union takes the place of the politician, when increased wages are demanded. This continues to drive up the cost of living for everyone. In the 60′ a new Ford cold be had for around $1,700.00. How much does a new Ford cost today ?

  • river

    Leave it to Seattle to try to out-liberal other states of delusion.

  • Rodney Steward

    Just more proof, being a Dems. is a pathetic disease, and you can’t fix S-T-U-P-I-D!

  • cathylovesyou

    Seattle = still a great city. I used to travel there 4 times a year on businessin the 60’s, People were wonderful all 500,000 of them. I was out there last year for a weeks vacation last year, great Restaurants, plenty of homeless plenty of young people doing well.
    What has dropped it down a notch or two is liberalism. Everyone alerted them that $15.00 per hour would put people out of work and open the door earlier to Robots. Wise up Vote for the stupid party “Republican” yes stupid because they let the Dems do such harm to America

  • Diana Sloan

    We knew this would happen…entry level (MOSTLY ILLEGAL ALIENS) are not worth $15.00 /hr….A robot will do a better job!!

  • Dave T.

    The Dimms can screw up a steel ball with a sponge!!!

  • Dave T.

    Have a new movie title…..”Buy-less in Seattle”!!!

  • Timothy Toroian

    Democrats wouldn’t comprehend economics if it crawled up their butts and spunn around 3 or 4 times.

  • don76550

    Liberals operate on emotions, not facts. The fact that their insane policies wreak havoc on those they claim they want to help is not important to them. All they are concerned about is their intentions were good, never mind the utter disaster they created. Never ever vote for any democrat for any office.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    well like hillary and oboma , the only thing they do well is steal other peoples money

  • Sgt. York

    You gotta be dumb as a big fat mushroom to want to picket for big money when the company is interviewing electronic systems to replace you. All your doing is causing these companies to invest more in a robot who can tell the difference in two burgers and a burger and a cheese San which you might just get by a dizzy not careing worker.

  • Estell Newton

    Basic economics. You can’t raise wages without a backlash.

  • Dan Williams

    Guess if y’all want a hamburger up there, you will have to get Amazon Prime to deliver you one from here in Texas! LOL.

  • Alleged Comment

    With the left it was NEVER a concern for the poor or Negroes. No, it’s just about feeling GOOD about themSELVES. Never mind the human misery and suffering it creates on the poor and Negroes.

    These lieberals just gotta STOP this feeling good about themselves. They are very much are communist at heart. Where, as they say, only the IDEA matters about it. Never mind the train wreck, the scorch earth, the wars and devastation it leaves behind.

    What matters is the IDEA of communism is cherished in their dear hearts. And why the left, Demoncraps and lieberals are MENTALLY ILL people.

  • CrustyOldGeezer

    GET THIS RIGHT!!!

    This is a two-edged sword,” said Jacob Vigdor, one of the researchers. “And if you raise this minimum wage the way Seattle did you run the risk of actually taking money away from the people you are trying to help.”

    It IS NOT, and NEVER HAS BEEN about ‘helping to working poor.

    ALL labor union contracts are based on a MULTIPLE OF THE PREVAILING MINIMUM WAGE IN THE AREA

    If the local minimum wage is $10 for the non-union, and the contract states a 150%, the new union drone would START at $15.00.

    BUT! If the minimum wage is raised to $15.00 the drone would get $22.50 and that rips into the profitability of the company which has to raise it’s prices to cover the expense of the ‘minimum wage increase.’

    IT HAS NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE WORKING POOR!

    The higher the union wages are, the higher the union dues.

    Th higher the dues, the more that flows into political ‘donations’.

    The left doesn’t need ‘fund raisers’, they pass them into law!

  • larry

    STUPIDITY OF DIMOCRATS AT WORK. IN SEATTLE. SNOWFLAKES NEED TO MELT.

  • HardingDies

    This is exactly what I told my Democrat friends would happen. And these English, Philosophy, Social Studies and Psychology majors couldn’t understand why this Republican, with both a B.A. and M.B.A. in Economics was correct!?!

  • john

    Feelings and emotion are an idiots way to solve problems..All the education in the world is for naught if you ignore it and base your decisions on feelings……..as the demoralized commiecrats

  • James Ruddy

    The wage hike was never intended to help poor people make more money, and they demanded the wage hike knowing full well what the results would be. Don’t be fooled into thinking they are stupid people, they’re not, they’re very smart and clever. Their existence and continuation depends on having, not only poor people, but angry poor people to be their support base. These leftists will simply accuse their opposition of stomping on the poor, as usual, and their useful, poor, and angry, useful idiots will continue to vote for them. Evil incarnate, but good strategy.

  • kassa1

    Not when their town starts to crash like all the other major cities in the country like Detroit, Baltimore, East St. Louis and a host of others who are in the whole terribly, want to cry to the federal government for help, well I say no you broke it you fix it the taxpayers not carrying the burden for your communist control theft of the working man’s money.

  • epauls

    Liberal ideas support an idea that they present as a fact; but the idea can not be factually justified. The TRUTH is that the idea has only the attention for saturating Democrat votes. The Democrat Formula is to first prepare “Talking Points” where EVERYONE repeats the same phrase to test for Propaganda to test for Sophistic Logic(false-truths) then this is passed on as NEWS.

  • groundchuckyfriedgroundchuck

    Strange as it sounds, everyone would be better off if there were no minimum wage.

  • Roger_T73

    Exactly what thinking people knew would happen!!!

  • Jena Smith

    Socialists never learn and neither do the people who elect them.

  • Stephen Griffith

    They raise the minimum wage, then cut employees hours, how is that helping anyone? Liberal Looneys should butt out. Lower the tax rates on the middle class. Get rid of the I.R.S. enact a flat tax rate, & see what happens. But that would take away their power base. & help make America Great Again. But what do I know? I quess it’s makes too sense for Liberal to understand.

  • ECwashr

    Liberals NEVER learn lessons!! Look at Detroit and Chicago, run by Liberals for years and years! Both sh*t hole slums of the nation. Liberals don’t have to learn lessons, they blame all of their incompetence on Republicans and Christians. Sadly, it has worked!!!

  • cathylovesyou

    Seattle Now you have a Black Communist Congressman from Minnesota singing about the $ 15.00 suicide min. wage that’s hurting his people most. He is the same as Obama “No Common Sense” Sing for a living and stop hurting people with your silly rhetoric.

  • barnjoer

    And they will say it is because of Trunp being the President

  • jerry.rebar

    I suppose, that in one way you can’t even blame the liberal dem bloodsuckers.
    They have been buying votes with handouts for 50 years.
    They have learned that way of politicking, they know nothing else.

    • Kol

      See a psychiatrist… you’re nuts!

      • jerry.rebar

        Liberal cocksucker, I watched 2 female South Vietnamese majors interrogating liberal scum.
        When the SHTF scumbag, you scum will hurt for decades.

        • Kol

          Idi v zhopu, durak.

        • AntiGOP

          jerry.rebar

          Don’t they use you to stiffen the concrete…

          Knock…Knock…

          • Kol

            AntiGOP — Good one!! LOL!

    • AntiGOP

      jerry.rebar • 2 days ago
      I suppose, that in one way you can’t even blame the liberal dem bloodsuckers.
      They have been buying votes with handouts for 50 years.
      They have learned that way of politicking, they know nothing else.

      Don’t even go down that road fuckhead…

      I’ll slam your ass….

  • Marialice Barone

    Maybe those people working less hours should figure out a way to get a skill that is needed and pays a lot better than working in an industry that has low margins like restaurants and service businesses!

  • Somewhere I read one of the many causes for the fall of Rome was the Senators giving FREE wheat to buy votes. As the astute Senators competed for their position they promised the “Po” more wheat. Well we all know the results. Maybe this is the Democrats way to eliminate all those pesky small business owners to establish their Orwellian Socialist Utopia.

  • larry

    snowflaks screw up again. do away with min wage law. i is stupid and unproductive.

  • curmudgeon VN Veteran

    Minneapolis is about to add some more data to the file. Minimum wage is NOTHING other than a scam by labor unions with democRAT support to use this as a wedge in pay issues during negotiations. Oh my God our nut twisters make $50 an hour and have to know “righty, tighty, lefty loosey” and these low level people don’t have to have our great background knowledge. Unfair! Unfair! We need a raise so our national union can launder more of our dues money back to our democRAT cronies for their campaigns for reelection.
    The status quo however remains the same.

  • robert sanders

    CALI FORN ICATION. WASHINGTON, OREGON. HOPE THEY ALL FALL OFF INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. NO, BETTER NOT. WILL CONTAMINATE THE WATERS AND KILL THE FISH.

  • Whaledriver

    One of my closest friends and his family owned more than a dozen popular restaurants in King County, Washington: at least one of those was on the top ten list every year. Climbing food prices conspired to wreck the business and ordering food and beverages became almost a full-time job for him. Everything possible was done to minimize costs without affecting quality, and maximize income — but you can only put so many tables in a limited space: you can only raise prices so much before cutting your own throat.

    His staff turnover was one of the lowest in the industry.

    With the new minimum wage law being voted in, the accountants gave him the bad news: the restaurants would start losing money badly immediately. As food prices took another hefty jump, my friend began selling the restaurants — and over 300 people lost their jobs.

    Congratulations, Seattle, for costing so many people their jobs.

    • AntiGOP

      Whaledriver • 2 days ago
      One of my closest friends and his family owned more than a dozen popular restaurants

      Bullshit made up story…

      All these businesses can survive with rent, electric, insurance, equipment and all other expense increases but they can’t survive with a wage increase.

      Why…because when all those things go sky high…they just cut wages and employees.

      Stop blaming wages…it’s all the other things that are the real problem.

      If you want people OFF WELFARE THEN FUCKING PAY THEM ABOVE THE POVERTY LEVEL.

      Anyone with a brain knows that….

      But we also know you can’t pay a higher wage and Yacht payments at the same time.

      Get real Whaledriver…your doing yourself and everyone else harm with your pathetic logic.

  • mary

    If the minimum wage is $15.00 per hour does that mean that everyone who worked hard to get up to that amount and beyond will see an increase in pay? I doubt it. So, what would be the reason to work hard to get ahead and make something of yourself when someone off the street will make the same amount just because? The minimum wage job is supposed to be for people starting out in order to get experience in the job market or to pick up a little extra money. It is not supposed to be a job that supports you and the family.

    • AntiGOP

      mary • a day ago
      If the minimum wage is $15.00 per hour does that mean that everyone who worked hard to get up to that amount and beyond will see an increase in pay?

      Fortunately your logic and complete post was proven to be corrupt long ago…

  • Kol

    Here’s how the U.S. Empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse-according to science

    June 30, 2017 by Russell Roberts

    Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #244.

    Source:

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science-2/

    Accessed on 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

    Reporter: Travis Gettys.

    Please click link to read the full story.

    Comment:

    According to a University of Hawaii at Manoa sociologist, the United States “Empire” is living on borrowed time. Professor Johan Galtung, who correctly used modern analytical tools to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, believes U.S. power, reputation, and influence will decline rapidly under President Donald Trump. Galtung says his original prediction of 25 years for the collapse of the United States has been reduced to less than 20 years, thanks to the past policies of President George W. Bush and the isolationist/protectionist stance of current President Donald Trump. Galtung adds that the final gasp of the U.S. Empire will come as an extreme right-wing political philosophy takes hold of America and transforms the country into a fascist state.

    Professor Galtung bases his predictions on a model comparing the rise and fall of 10 historical empires and on what he calls “synchronizing and mutually reinforcing contradictions.”

    Galtung says the future of our country is grim and foreboding:

    “American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

    “Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.”

    “The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.”

    “Overproduction relative to demand, unemployment and the increasing costs of climate change would weaken the U.S. economy, according to his model.”

    “Galtung also predicted that rising tensions between the U.S., NATO and its military allies, coupled with the increasing economic costs of war and the political conflicts between the U.S., United Nations and the European Union, would also diminish American power.”

    Opinion:

    Professor Galtung offers a chilling look at what our nation is becoming. We are overextended, amazingly ignorant about the real world, and woefully unprepared to confront our adversaries. Our national leadership ignores the advice of our allies, squanders our resources in endless wars, and refuses to confront the truths of science, technology, and economics. Time is running out to address our weaknesses, both foreign and domestic. If we’re unable to confront the challenges of a multi-dimensional world, we will collapse of our own accord and join the former Soviet Union as another historical relic. As it stands now, the future no longer belongs to us.

    For the latest trends in geopolitical intelligence, strategic forecasting, terrorism, politics, and cybersecurity, please visit my daily intelligence briefing at:

    https://paper.li/f-1482109921.

    For more information on the above topics, please check the blog sidebars. These news feeds are updated daily.

    Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

    Thanks for joining us today.

    Until next time,

    Russell Roberts

    Hawaii Intelligence Digest

    https://hawaiiintelligencedigest.com

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  • Ernest Hendrickson

    fake news is easy to understand. Dullards gotta write every day but they have no real understanding. So they churn out their mush every day. But facts are stubborn things……

    • Kol

      The term “fake news” is a foolish, nonsensical right wing extremist buzz word that some of you toss around a lot. Whenever I think of “fake news” what immediately comes to mind is Fox News. LOL!

      • Ernest Hendrickson

        And speaking of dullards……lol

        • Kol

          Yes, you do come across as one… lol

          • Ernest Hendrickson

            So many dullards. So little time….

      • AntiGOP

        Ditto….

        Infowar and Brietbart and Rushbo…

        Now here’s a real hot one…Truthfeed
        Calling themselves Truthfeed is like OJ Simpson calling himself a sweetheart….

  • Ellis Thorwaldson

    DemocRats, always the idiots!!

    • Kol

      Right-wingers are less intelligent than left wingers, says controversial …

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/Right-wingers-intelligent-left-wingers-says-controversial-stud...

      Jan 31, 2016 – RIGHTMINDS: Does a low IQ make you right-wing? That depends on how you define left and right As scientists discover how to ‘translate’ …

      Study links low intelligence with right-wing beliefs – The Globe and …

      voxpoliticalonline.com/…/study-links-low-intelligence-with-right-wing-beliefs-the-glo…

      Dec 20, 2015 – Researchers have found a possible explanation for why certain people are prejudiced: they’re less intelligent. Children with lower general …

      Study links low intelligence with right-wing beliefs – The Globe and Mail

      http://www.theglobeandmail.com › Life › The Hot Button Blog

      Feb 3, 2012 – Children with lower general intelligence are more likely to become prejudiced as … explain is brought about by adopting right-wing ideologies.

    • AntiGOP

      And you know that ….how???

  • Walter Flatt

    THAT IS WHY WE SHOULD NEVER ELECT IDIOTS INTO ANY PART OF OUR GOVERNMENT. THANK GOD WE GOT TRUMP IN AND IT MAY TAKE HIM SOME TIME, BUT HE WILL DRAIN THE SWAMP. HE NEEDS TO DO IT QUICK.

    FROM A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, A KOREAN WAR VET, AND A CHRISTIAN. I AM AN AMERICAN AND PROUDLY, I VOTED FOR TRUMP. I AM 86 AND HAVE NEVER SEEN A MORE QUALIFIED PERSON TO BE PRESIDENT.

    TRUMP NEEDS TO FIRE EVERYONE CONNECTED TO THE DEMOCRATS AND REALLY INVESTIGATE THE REAL MUSLIM PROBLEM WE ARE FACING.

    PUBLIC LAW 414, PAGE 2, SECTION 212 WAS PASSED IN 1952 AND THIS LAW SHOULD BE ENFORCED. IT BANS ALL PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO DESTROY US, THAT INCLUDE A MUSLIMS.

    5 CAMPS IN NORTH VA. CLOSE TO WASHINGTON, A MINIMUM OF 31 MORE CLOSE TO MILITARY BASES, AND A FEMA CAMP, (SOME STATES MORE), IN EVERY STATE. BUILT WITH TAX PAYER $. TO HOUSE MUSLIMS???

    READ THE QURAN, THEIR BIBLE. IF THE CAMPS IN N. VA. ARE TO TAKE DC. WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF HEADLESS POLITICIANS.

    COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA ALONG WITH HILLIARY AND THE NEWS MEDIA, HAVE SET US UP FOR HIM TO LEAD A MUSLIM INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY? IF NOT,

    WHY TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO AND TAKE OUR GUNS.

    WHY, WHILE IN OFFICE, DID HE SET HIS CABINET WITH MOSTLY MUSLIMS.

    WHY WAS HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE A RADICAL MUSLIM,

    WHY IS THE DEMOCRAT PARTY FOR A OPEN BORDER. COULD IT BE TO GET FREE DOPE, GOODGLE, THE NEW CLINTON CHRONICLES 2015 AND LISTEN TO IT ALL.

    WHY ARE ALL MUSLIM CAMPS CLOSE TO OUR MILITARY BASES?

    LAST WHY, DID OBAMA SEND BILLIONS TO HIS MUSLIM FRIENDS.

    THIS COUNTRY HAD BETTER WAKE UP QUICK.

    • Kol

      You definitely do act you age — SENILE!!!

      • AntiGOP

        Walter Flatt is Flatt all the way around,,,not just on the bottom. LOL

  • Hey You

    Some things simply don’t work out like hoped for. But then most everything does seem to follow logical patterns.

  • depaz

    I heard that the paper that posted this info was “fired” in favor of one that would give the $15 / hour wage more favorable reviews. . . . . . .

  • Mere Marlo

    It serves Seattle right. How can they justify paying a non-skilled, perhaps uneducated person such an exorbatent wage? When was finishing school and climbing the ladder to success set to the back burner? This act sends a very negative message to the youth of today – the give me generation. Very Sad!

  • Kami

    WE MUST FINISH taking our country back. Trump is a great start but we have too many Politicians fighting and resisting him at the Federal, State and LOCAL levels – even some Republicans. The Left has infiltrated everywhere in their attempt to take over. WE, THE PEOPLE have to drain the local swamp at every election, clean up locally getting rid of ALL the Rhinos and Democrats who have been in office forever. We need new blood, people who care about America! In Illinois, third worst to CA and NY, we people have allowed Far Left Radical Democrats to stay in total power for 40 years. Specifically Dick Durbin [AKA Durbin the Turban] Federal Senator and Madigan, apparent Head of the IL Democrat party who has a lock on what goes on in the State Capital. We haven’t learned our lesson cuz we [not me] just voted in ANOTHER hard left State Senator, Duckworth. Let us do locally what we did Federally, vote for Freedom and America. If we lose it we are done, it isn’t ever going to come back. Socialism DOES NOT WORK. It has been tried many times and by design fails. I learned this the first day in Biology class – You can only have so many parasites on the host, then you kill the host. Besides, who really wants to live like that ? People everywhere in the world are trying to get here because this is the best place in the world but our local left idiots are trying to ruin it by changing to what those people are fleeing – WTF ???

    • Kol

      Here’s how the U.S. Empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse-according to science

      June 30, 2017 by Russell Roberts

      Hawaii Intelligence Digest, 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC, Post #244.

      Source:

      http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/heres-how-the-us-empire-will-devolve-into-fascism-and-then-collapse-according-to-science-2/

      Accessed on 01 July 2017, 04:25 hrs, UTC.

      Reporter: Travis Gettys.

      Please click link to read the full story.

      Comment:

      According to a University of Hawaii at Manoa sociologist, the United States “Empire” is living on borrowed time. Professor Johan Galtung, who correctly used modern analytical tools to predict the downfall of the Soviet Union and the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center, believes U.S. power, reputation, and influence will decline rapidly under President Donald Trump. Galtung says his original prediction of 25 years for the collapse of the United States has been reduced to less than 20 years, thanks to the past policies of President George W. Bush and the isolationist/protectionist stance of current President Donald Trump. Galtung adds that the final gasp of the U.S. Empire will come as an extreme right-wing political philosophy takes hold of America and transforms the country into a fascist state.

      Professor Galtung bases his predictions on a model comparing the rise and fall of 10 historical empires and on what he calls “synchronizing and mutually reinforcing contradictions.”

      Galtung says the future of our country is grim and foreboding:

      “American fascism would spring from its capacity for global violence, a vision of exceptionalism, a belief in an inevitable and final war between good and evil, the cult of a strong state leading that battle, and a cult of the “strong leader.”

      “Galtung said all of those elements presented themselves during the Bush era, but he fears fascist tendencies could sharpen under Trump as those cultists lash out in disbelief at the loss of American power.”

      “The sociologist identified unsustainable economic, social, military and political contradictions that would eventually topple the U.S. as a world power.”

      “Overproduction relative to demand, unemployment and the increasing costs of climate change would weaken the U.S. economy, according to his model.”

      “Galtung also predicted that rising tensions between the U.S., NATO and its military allies, coupled with the increasing economic costs of war and the political conflicts between the U.S., United Nations and the European Union, would also diminish American power.”

      Opinion:

      Professor Galtung offers a chilling look at what our nation is becoming. We are overextended, amazingly ignorant about the real world, and woefully unprepared to confront our adversaries. Our national leadership ignores the advice of our allies, squanders our resources in endless wars, and refuses to confront the truths of science, technology, and economics. Time is running out to address our weaknesses, both foreign and domestic. If we’re unable to confront the challenges of a multi-dimensional world, we will collapse of our own accord and join the former Soviet Union as another historical relic. As it stands now, the future no longer belongs to us.

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      Until next time,

      Russell Roberts

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    • Kol

      Donald Trump is destroying America’s standing in the world — and …

      http://www.salon.com/…/donald-trump-is-destroying-americas-standing-in-the-world-and-...

      Jun 8, 2017 – Trump’s Paris pullout has done massive damage to America’s reputation — but in the long run it could be much worse. … And nothing has been more grievously damaged by Trump than the United States’ credibility in the world. … As America’s standing in the world crumbles, many people …

      Are Trump voters ruining America for all of us?: Tom Nichols

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/…/trump…ruining-america…/100926836/

      Apr 27, 2017 – President Trump’s record in his first 100 days, by any standard of presidential first terms, is one of failure. Aside from the successful nomination …

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      Trump is destroying America’s image around the world – Vox

      https://www.vox.com/world/2017/6/27/15876822/trump-global-opinion-pew-2017

      Jun 27, 2017 – It might seem like a subjective judgment to say that Donald Trump is wrecking America’s image. But a new Pew poll of 37 countries shows that …

      How Donald Trump is ruining America’s reputation around the world

      http://www.rawstory.com/…/how-donald-trump-is-ruining-americas-reputation-around-the-...

      May 27, 2017 – U.S. News and World Report recently published its annual “Best Countries” ranking, based on how thousands of people around the world …

      Does Trump want to destroy America in order to ‘save’ it? – MarketWatch

      http://www.marketwatch.com › Economy & Politics › Outside the Box

      Mar 29, 2017 – I want to bring everything crashing down and destroy all of today’s … Trump and Bannon are clearly willing to undermine America’s strengths in …

      Donald Trump is destroying America – The Washington Post

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/…/4f14aa18-9224-11e5-befa-99c…

      What Donald Trump is doing and saying as a presidential candidate is not who we are as a country, says The …

      STASI: Trump is destroying America one executive order at a time – NY …

      http://www.nydailynews.com/…/stasi-trump-destroying-america-executive-order-time-article-1...

      Jan 31, 2017 – The only thing Trump is winning these days is the presidential disapproval game.

  • Box1Car

    Minimum wage hikes remind me of Price Controls during Nixon adm. In 1974 in San Diego, CA a farmer was shown dumping baby chicks into a garbage bin, peeps and all> His reasoning was he was saving money by NOT raising the chicks to adults as the cost of feed & other overhead ensured he’d LOSE MONEY after all was said & done, so he CUT HIS LOSSES> duh

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