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Embarrassing Economists

GaryL1 Wrote: Oct 22, 2014 1:22 AM
You'd be surprised what can be automated. There are fast food chains near us that that have order pads or kiosks to replace counter workers. Green onions is the the most labor intensive crop to harvest. It has always been carefully harvested by hand. A farmer from Yuma went to the Netherlands and saw a machine that harvests tulip bulbs. He bought one, modified it and it can harvest green onions. One driver to pay rather than a small army of laborers. I don't feel much sympathy for people who have worked at a minimum wage job for 10 years without a raise. Where is their ambition to improve their job situation? If there was any desire to work hard they could at least gotten promotions within the business like a local fast food franchise. American schools only prepare people to go on to college, but do not teach job skills. Have the people who have been at the same minimum wage job tried to get better skills that will make them more valuable to an employer? Doubt it, They just want it handed to them without any effort.
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Teacher Indoctrination

GaryL1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 4:23 PM
STAY OFF This Site. If you want to advertise, pay for it!!!
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Teacher Indoctrination

GaryL1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 4:22 PM
Horse Manure!!
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Teacher Indoctrination

GaryL1 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 4:21 PM
SPAMMER!!!!
I still can't believe that these hucksters are still at it. I saw so many flaws in the original reports I read, plus deception that is being pawned off on people. The Scripps aquarium was showing a video where a researcher said that he tried superimposing a CO2 level chart and world wide temperature chart, and they did not in any way coincide. The researcher was so sure that the hypothesis is true, that he started doctoring the data, and when he introduced an exponent, he made the graphs line up. I said fairly loudly "What?" When the conclusion of the data says that the hypothesis is wrong, you change the hypothesis, you don't force the data to fit it. An exponent completely changes a graph. I have a bachelor's degree in Physical Science, which is a mixture of Physics, Chemistry, Geology (including climate and meteorology) and math. If I can spot the deception, fraud, and mistakes, why can't people with more advanced degrees spot them. Besides, the Grandfather of all this, Roger Revelle, after researching climates changing and greenhouse gasses, stated that man has a very minimal effect on the climate, and the main factor in all of this is the output of the sun!! They, including the national weather service that our tax dollars support, are pushing the politics and brain washing, are trying to say that the climate is warmer than it has ever been. Why is the antarctic ice growing? If it is hotter now than it has ever been, then why are there 1,000 year old remains of farming communities in Iceland that are now in permafrost ground? It never thaws and you can farm frozen ground. They are the ones who believe in witchcraft and refuse to look at the facts.
I can also see that machine connected to other automated machines that cook the food, wrap it, and send it to the front counter. Can't happen you say? What about all of the soda machines that put the soda fountains in drug stores out of business? We had a soda machine from about 1950 that made it's own carbonated water and delivered it along with the Coke syrup into a cup for the customer. A Jack in the Box in San Diego has had an automated ordering machine in service for a while. Also, the large box stores are trying to get customers to order merchandise online and pick it up in the store, or have it delivered. Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot to name a few.
I saw a child's plastic pail and shovel that had a tag on it saying "For decorative purposes only. Not to be used as a toy."
No such things as zombies????? Have you seen any recent photos of Keith Richards, or Mick Jagger? Also ask yourself "how else could they have survived this long, considering their wild past?"
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On Rudeness and Incivility

GaryL1 Wrote: May 13, 2014 11:46 PM
I enjoy watching the reactions people have when I'm polite or complementary to them. I'm a 60 year old white man, and I enjoy the smile and "thank you" I get when I hold the door open for a younger black woman. I also enjoy the reaction I get when I say "You too. Have a great day" to a cashier who has wished me a good day. I also enjoy the smile and laugh I get when someone asks me how I am and I say "Not bad for an old man with an '84 Chevy." Try it, not only will you give someone else a lift, but you will feel better too.
When Germany took over Denmark, Hitler ordered all Jews to wear a star of David. They complied, but the king also wore one, along with most of the people of Denmark. I like that! If some sort of registration was ordered in a country, could you imagine the chaos if everyone in the country registered as a Jew? The system would overload!
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