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A few random thoughts on $15 minimum wage


I recently went back forth in a discussion on Facebook–give me a break, I was bored, and we were civil–about wage inequality in America. The topic was one that many people have discussed in recent months about the potential of providing fast-food workers wages in the $15 an hour vicinity. I argued from the standpoint … Continue reading

State of Michigan: “Show me the money!”


Paternity test, shmaternity test. Who cares that you’re not the father? We’re the state, and you had plenty of time to dispute the fallacious details of this case. The judge is claiming that during the last, nearly 25 years Carnell had plenty of opportunities to dispute the claim. This post isn’t intended to defend Alexander … Continue reading

Have people lost the ability to speak?


A local restaurant here in good ole St. Joseph, Mo., had quite the attention the other day–for all the wrong reasons. It seems that a Panda Express employee, while performing his job, became the victim of some “citizen journalism” thanks to people’s desire in our day and age to get social media attention. Now for … Continue reading

It’s time to wake up America


Your Senator Is (Probably) a Millionaire – NYTimes.com. This article is, by media standards, a relic; however, it still holds quite a bit of valuable information for a balanced perspective on what is wrong with America. It seems, at least to me, that a large contingent of Americans want to blame the Republicans (GOP) for being … Continue reading

As fuel barges explode, gas prices rise


Fuel Barges Explode, Causing Large Fire in Ala. – ABC News. I know it’s awful to say, but that’s the first thing I think of when I hear about issues with oil or gas. I’m really sorry for anyone that was injured and their families, but its hard to separate from the personal impact this will … Continue reading