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This is so sad. We should offer our condolences to friends and family.
Toggle Commented Jan 10, 2012 on Heywood and Giffords at Rogue Columnist
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Contrariwise, if the US fired all the current postal employees, and replaced them with illegal immigrants who make $4 an hour, without benefits, the Republicans would love the US Post Office. If 3/4 the mail was lost or diverted, the Republicans wouldn't give a flip. The Republicans would probably like to provide bulk mail services for corporations at no charge, but forget about mailing a personal letter.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2012 on The postman at Rogue Columnist
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This is an excellent post by Mr. Talton. Is the Post Office under attack because of the postal workers union? Mr. Talton has linked to articles that suggest that the Republicans hate the Post Office just because of the postal worker's union. I think it is true. The Powers That Be (represented by the Republicans) want to destroy good jobs. They hate it when Americans earn high wages and get pensions. Therefore, as a result, the Post Office must be destroyed. I have been told by Postal workers that the Post Office's "losses" are really bookkeeping tricks imposed by politicians. They also claim that the bulk mail sent out by businesses should cost more -- businesses are just not charged enough. If the charges for bulk mail more accurately corresponded with the cost of handling that mail, then the charges would be higher and businesses would likely use it less. Let's end the socialism provided to business owners (cheap mailings subsidized by taxpayers. It is stupid to eliminate hundreds of thousands of good jobs in a country that doesn't have enough jobs. The most significant problem facing the US is a huge lack of jobs. Cutting Post Office jobs makes this problem worse. The Republicans always have the same approach to economic problems -- when the haystack is on fire, pour on more hay.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2012 on The postman at Rogue Columnist
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This was an excellent discussion. I can summarize it succinctly. There are no jobs. The United States does not have enough jobs to support its population. The United States has more workers begging for jobs than there are job openings. Even worse, the number of good-paying jobs is constantly declining. Most of the jobs that are being created are low-wage, dead-end, crap jobs with no benefits. Therefore, the standard of living of Americn workers is going down, and American workers are increasingly relying on Food Stamps and Medicaid. All of these things are true for the residents of Phoenix, just like everywhere else. Republicans don't want to admit reality, so they hire people like Robb to publish lies and disinformation. Robb's columns are worthless right-wing propaganda. There are no jobs. That summarizes everything. The United States has one principal problem: NO JOBS. Nothing else really matters. The destiny of the US is completely dependent on that one key fact.
Toggle Commented Dec 29, 2011 on Phoenix rising? at Rogue Columnist
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I hear from friends in AZ that jobs are scarce in Arizona as well. I hear that there are few jobs, and most of them are low-paying dead-end jobs. In fact, Jon Talton keeps pointing this out. I'm sure that he's right. Getting AK-47's is totally over-the-top, but we do need jobs. In truth, Floridians are buying guns like crazy. They think that they can hoard their gold and hide in a bunker. The economy is only going to get worse. There is no driver for jobs in the American economy. There will likely be cuts in defense spending and at NASA. There is nothing - no policy, trend, or idea that would create jobs in the US. We're in big trouble and it is scary.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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I'll have to disagree totally. There are no jobs here. Check it out. Unemployment is very high. It's pretty high all across the country. Immigrants do take jobs from Americans. There is a cement operation down the road that fired its American workers and replace them with Mexicans. The manager said that "Mexicans don't expect overtime pay." Try finding a construction site in Florida with American workers. You aren't going to find one. That's the truth, unfortunately. Employers want to hire cheap labor, which is usually immigrants. If you disagree --- where are the jobs? Who is hiring? In which state are there really significant numbers of jobs? My pharmacist buddies across the USA say that the job market sucks everywhere. Disagree? Point out jobs. I never watch Fox News. I think Fox News is crap. It's laughable. The solution to our problems? It's easy. JOBS. JOBS. JOBS.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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Where is the Urban Bean? I'll bring cash.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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In Florida, we have lots of educated people with no jobs. Nurses, engineers, salespeople. Formerly middle-class people are selling drugs. No one can get a job. People are surviving by moving in with parents, Food Stamps, and Medicaid. Have you seen ABC News lately? Huge numbers of children in central Florida don't get enough food. Check it out. The Republicans want to take away Food Stamps, etc. The result will be real starvation. I cannot speak for conditions in AZ or WA, but there are many Floridians in real trouble. What happens when the Republicans win? Speaking seriously, it could be real chaos. We need jobs. That's the key. Nobody can get a job down here.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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Used to be a programmer. Now a pharmacist. Live in Florida, but homeless shelters here are to be avoided. No lies. There are no jobs. If you disagree I would be glad to hear about where the jobs are.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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I sure hope that Newt/Mitt don't close the homeless shelters. Newt/Mitt will probably turn all the homeless shelters into concentration camps and make us work for nothing while we starve to death. This of those pictures of Auschwitz - happening all over again in the United States, because that is the kind of slave labor that Republicans want. That is the Republican dream -- starve them to death and pay them nothing. After they die, there are no pensions to bother with, and the bodies can be dumped into a mass grave. The Republican dream!!!!!
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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Can someone tell the the address of the best homeless shelter in Seattle? I need to know where to go.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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Back to the point though -- Arpaio only survives because he gets to demagogue issues, and desperate, unhappy, bitter Americans buy the swill. We need jobs for Americans. NOTHING in this country is going to be right, or make any sense, as long as most working people are scared to death and miserable. I'm terrified. It's time to stockpile AK-47's and all the ammo that you can get. Then when the starving comes, at least you will have something. Newt/Mitt is going to kill us. They won't be happy until millions have starved. Think this is far out? Where are the jobs? Where is the driver for jobs in the United States? What are these b*stards doing to promote job creation? How are people going to buy food? What happens when Newt abolishes Food Stamps and tells everyone to "start a business or starve?" What happens when Newt abolishes the Postal Service and you can't send mail to places? What happens when Newt abolishes Medicare and if you get sick, you just die in a gutter? What happens when Newt cuts taxes on the rich and pumps up spending on wars in Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Poland, New Zealand, Zambia, Tunisia, and Antarctica, and then the currency and stock market crash? Why hasn't Newt already been disqualified from running, along with Romney, Perry, Huntsman, and all the rest??
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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Oops, I meant to type "going" instead of "doing." Thinking about President Gingrich scares the hell out of me. I am not looking forward to starving to death.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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I want to join the Rogue Fan Club. Jon Talton is awesome. He is one of the few telling anyone the truth. This country is a pile of dung. Millions of Americans are doing to starve to death, and Newt Gingrich will do an end-zone dance when they die. There is nothing more bloodthirsty, cruel, and innately evil than a Republican. THERE ARE NO JOBS.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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OK, let’s concede that Arpaio sucks. But consider these points. 1) Americans can’t get jobs. Illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. Legal immigrants are stealing jobs from Americans. (I was told that my programming skills were spot-on but that the young Indians at Microsoft would not accept me. ) Therefore, Arpaio is popular because he crusades against the illegals. Not pretty, but Americans need jobs!!! Want to cut into Arpaio’s popularity? Get Americans hired!!! We need jobs!!! The answer, once again, is jobs for Americans. As long as Americans can’t get jobs, and are forced to LOSE THEIR JOBS to immigrants, then Arpaio is going to be popular. As long as Arpaio is hell-bent against illegal immigrants, I would vote for him – because of the horrible job market. and the way that employers hire illegals instead of Americans who apply for the same jobs. The need for a job trumps all that other stuff. It’s that simple. I despise immigrants because they are stealing our jobs. 2) Phoenix is not really hurt in the job market because of Arpaio – there are no jobs anywhere else, either. College graduates can’t find good jobs in any other city, so why is Phoenix any different? I have never heard of anyone who would reject a job in Phoenix because of Arpaio. Most people would beg and grovel for a decent job in Phoenix, even if they had to kiss Apraio’s butt to get it. The job market in Cincinnati is GARBAGE. I’ve interviewed up there. I have relatives and friends in Cincinnati. IT SUCKS IN CINCINNATI. It sucks in Charlotte, Atlanta, Dallas, St. Louis, Delaware, Baltimore, and the entire state of California. It sucks in Iowa. It sucks in Kentucky. Our economy SUCKS. Arpaio is irrelevant. Texas is a total joke and a ***hole on the doorstep of Hell, but I would move to Texas if it got me a better job. We are in a Depression. People are starving. There are no jobs. Concessions must be made. Hunger is a powerful motivator. 3) The central principle of every issue in the United States is this: The United States does not have enough jobs, and about 30 million people (and growing without end) are screwed/must live in poverty/are guaranteed to starve to death, and it will only get worse. Everything in the US flows from that central principle. EVERYTHING. Nothing else has any meaning or relevance or importance. We are screwed and we are going to starve. Therefore Apraio wins. It sucks. The United States sucks. The United States is a huge pile of sh*t. There are no jobs and the Republicans want to kill us. People are eating out of garbage cans. The Republicans want to take away our Food Stamps. Bastards!!!! Why would I be worried about Arpaio beating up a few Mexicans? The Mexicans are stealing our jobs, so why would I care? Conversely, get everyone a job, and suddenly the tide will turn against Arpaio. Arpaio is just a symptom of a terminal disease. THERE ARE NO JOBS.
Toggle Commented Dec 18, 2011 on America's racist sheriff at Rogue Columnist
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It doesn't matter who the mayor is. The only thing that matters is JOBS. No mayor is going to be remotely successful with the economy that we are going to get after 2012. Phoenix is about to be annihilated. We need to move to another country. This one is toast.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2011 on Mayor Stanton at Rogue Columnist
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Phoenix needs to prepare for 25% unemployment in 2014 and mass starvation. That is what is coming, particularly if a Republican wins in 2012. There is no chance in Hell of anything getting better, because the US government wants to destroy American jobs and cut wages and employment in the United States. Corporations want slave labor. Therefore Phoenix will be a dusty slum. Vote against the Corporatists or die. Prepare for a revolution or prepare to starve.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2011 on Mayor Stanton at Rogue Columnist
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Whoa. There is NO REASON to build out any biosciences anything. There are no jobs for the graduates. Don't waste money on this stuff. Create jobs first. We don't want people with biosciences degrees to clean toilets at WalMart or flip burgers. There is NO JOB MARKET for the graduates and therefore no need to WASTE MONEY on it.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2011 on Mayor Stanton at Rogue Columnist
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Anyone know where there are any jobs for pharmacists? We have bunches of unemployed pharmacists in Florida who are trying to figure out where to move to. It is like the Joads in "The Grapes of Wrath." Florida is the Dust Bowl of the 21 century. There are no jobs.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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Question: If you have no job and no money and no food, what do you do and where do you go? Don't say "homeless shelter." That is a cover for a concentration camp. In my state, the shelter finds a "job" for you. They rent you out as slave labor. They make you clean up asbestos without protective equipment, and they don't pay you. Your "wages" are confiscated by the shelter. If you won't rip out asbestos without protective gear, the homeless "shelter" throws you out in the street to die. And by the way, if you stay at the "shelter" you WILL be RAPED IN THE ANUS and you will be exposed to TB and hepatitis. If you are female you will get even worse. It's actually better to be dead than to go to a homeless shelter. So, what do you do?
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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Everyone reading this will see the day when American troops/cops SHOOT AND KILL starving Americans who are simply begging for food/jobs. The Republicans would rather kill Americans than to pay them to work.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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Answer me this: Is it better to quietly starve to death, or to pick up an AK-47 and start shooting? There is no other option. There are no jobs. Starve quietly or start shooting?
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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Here is the alternative. Americans realize that protest and resistance are the only way to survive. More Americans protest. The numbers of the mobs grows. The Republicans and Corporate Nazis will not tolerate this, so at some point, the pigs (oops, I meant police) will contrive excuses to kill protesters, including shooting them in cold blood. Americans will need to protest in the streets. Millions of people need to flood the streets and raise Hell. There should be huge nationwide strikes that shut down the country. Americans need to raise hell for better jobs, 30 million more jobs, pensions, a more "fair" economic system, a less corrupt financial system, punishment for Wall Street crooks, higher pay, and higher taxes on the rich. It beats the Hell out of starving to death. If massive protests don't do it, then a revolution is in order. We are not going to survive under the status quo. As Mr. Talton says, it will get much worse. Americans are going to starve to death. The Republicans want SLAVE LABOR and they want us to work hard for the privilege of starving to death. This country is so evil that it does not deserve to exist.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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Here is what will happen, unless "we the people" do something decisive. Without a major change in the game, the following will occur. Unemployment will increase. Outsourcing and globalization will continue and the US will continue to hemorrhage jobs. The economy will get worse. The Republicans will cut taxes on the rich, which will increase the magnitude of every pathology, and cause the "debt crisis" to worsen. Unemployment will rise in correlation to tax cuts. Americans will be forced to work harder for less. Americans will literally starve, in increasing numbers. The United States will become a giant concentration camp, where most working people live horrible short lives.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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I'm with Mr. Pulsifer. Occupy Wall Street has value, if the only thing that they do is make noise. Hopefully this is just be beginning. Their numbers need to grow dramatically, and with that, their boldness needs to grow. It would be terrific to have protests like those against the war in Vietnam. I don't want violence. But I feel convinced that there is no chance in Hell of political change without it. The Republicans will just starve us to death. If the numbers who are starved are low enough, much of the public (especially the Tea Party) will just blame the victims. "Those starving bastards should have gotten a job! Those lazy bastards should have started a successful business instead of going hungry!" Don't tell the Tea Party, the retired, or the Republicans that there are no jobs. They hate reality and want to live in their fantasy world.
Toggle Commented Nov 22, 2011 on Occupy what? at Rogue Columnist
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