Recent comments by Comrade Kristina

So I talked to a guy that works at the big pipe manufacturer here that is getting ready to hire a load of people for new contracts they got and got the skinny on what they are up to. They laid off all the union workers that did work there and are now hiring in all new people for a third of what they were paying. He said it's a mess right now because nobody really knows what they are doing and the union guys weren't all that interested in training them (go figure). Laughing out loud Hubby had put in an application and gone on first interview already but in the interim was contacted by his old union rep that he was eligible to put in paperwork to get his journeyman/wireman card and they had work for him immediately. He starts Monday morning but won't be at j/w scale for a few weeks until the board approves his j/w. In the interim the money is still way better than anything around here and he can finally get what he spent five years going to school and doing an apprenticeship for. It's an hour and half drive to where they are working but at least he can come home at night and for right now they are getting massive OT. Big smile He declined the position at the pipe place as they of course called a few hours after the union rep called. Feast or Famine.

Until such time as a guillotine is used for the pruning: We're doingitwrong.

It is not the oil industry that is keeping wages deflated. Wages have been stagnant for decades. Until such time as that changes we will not and cannot have inflation. Period.

Funny how that deflation stuff just doesn't seem to go away...

And Sarah Palin could see Russia from her front porch...

Meanwhile, in Floriduh... Giuliani on Rick Scott: 'This is not a guy who should be governor, it is as simple as that'

Of course that statement was from before he decided to campaign for him. My favorite Scott quote from the debates so far is when asked what the minimum wage should be he replied: "How should I know?" My Head Just Exploded

People with 2 Mcjobs cannot afford a mortgage. It really is that simple.

Oh, I miss Steak and Shake. Chili three way yum.

All 4 Blackwater guards were found guilty in Iraq shooting trial.

I'm sure it's nothing a few corporate tax cuts can't fix. Wink

Of course, I got Pigged This is sustainable, right? "Janet Yellen: Average Net Worth of 62 Million U.S. Households is $11,000," by Pam and Russ Martens

“The wealthiest 5 percent of American households held 54 percent of all wealth reported in the 1989 survey. Their share rose to 61 percent in 2010 and reached 63 percent in 2013;
“The lower half of households by wealth, held just 3 percent of wealth in 1989 and only 1 percent in 2013. To put that in perspective…the average net worth of the lower half of the distribution, representing 62 million households, was $11,000 in 2013.”
“This $11,000 average is 50 percent lower than the average wealth of the lower half of families in 1989, adjusted for inflation.”
A “major source of wealth for many families is financial assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and private pensions…the wealthiest 5 percent of households held nearly two-thirds of all such assets in 2013…”

Relax, everything is fine. "Janet Yellen: Average Net Worth of 62 Million U.S. Households is $11,000," by Pam and Russ Martens

“The wealthiest 5 percent of American households held 54 percent of all wealth reported in the 1989 survey. Their share rose to 61 percent in 2010 and reached 63 percent in 2013;
“The lower half of households by wealth, held just 3 percent of wealth in 1989 and only 1 percent in 2013. To put that in perspective…the average net worth of the lower half of the distribution, representing 62 million households, was $11,000 in 2013.”

“This $11,000 average is 50 percent lower than the average wealth of the lower half of families in 1989, adjusted for inflation.”

A “major source of wealth for many families is financial assets, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and private pensions…the wealthiest 5 percent of households held nearly two-thirds of all such assets in 2013…”

I know people that damn near survive on the dollar menu. I don't touch the stuff anymore. Not after pink ammoniated slime. I rarely ate it anyhow so I really don't miss it. If I'm going to be bad and eat garbage I at least do a Dairy Queen double cheeseburger or Sonic. The meat actually resembles meat. Laughing out loud With my workout/diet regimen it is very rare that I do this. Maybe 4 times a year. I'm back down to a size 4 now and would like to keep it that way. Tongue

I was assured by some asshat on Twitter yesterday that NONE of my tax dollars go to subsidize Fast Food or WalMart employees. In fact, he told me they were subsidizing me by creating these low wage jobs so taxpayers don't have to pay for ALL of their expenses. See how awesome they are? Doing God's work indeed.

Maybe people have finally realized their food is shit?

Good morning. Lets take a coffee break Currently Smoking Cannibis Bunny likes her new giant pinecone. She was out and about (usually she hides in her box condos) this morning and came over to me to demand some apple while I filled her salad bowl. Laughing out loud

I just brought Bunny a new pinecone. Hopefully it will appease her for now.

Yes, because bothering to fact shit you post is much too hard and would cut your posting down to...almost zero.

The obvious answer is to do away with minimum wage and taxes.

Nigeria has been declared ebola free by the WHO now as well. I guess the GOP will have to find something else to fear monger about.

Well, "twerk" is now a word so who knows... Laughing out loud

The nurse whose statement I read actually complained about the insufficient hazmat suits and improper storage of the waste being produced. She said there was an entire room full of the used gowns, boots etc that were covered with infectious waste and when the room filled up they started putting it in the hallway. Perhaps they were waiting for it to be raptured...

The statement I read from one nurse was pretty damning. The hospital screwed up. Big Time. No surprise there for me. Incompetence is pretty much the norm from what I've witnessed up close and personal.

True. I'm sure many are going to find out they have been kicked off the rolls. Registering is not hard or wasn't back in 2008. I signed up quite a few people that year. Of course, with Skeletor at the helm, that could have changed.

This seat is normally GOP solid but with a former Governor's daughter that is popular with lots of working class people they could lose it. I haven't seen any polling as of yet.

The political ads here are obnoxious. The Congressional Race is particularly nasty with former Governor Graham's daughter running against TeaFolk darling Southerland.

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor's race - Yahoo News

In Florida, the official number of unemployed residents, 590,000, is down from about 1 million in January 2011, when Scott took office. That figure does not include 700,000 others who have dropped out of the labor force or are working part time but would prefer a full-time job. The state's broader "underutilization" rate of 13.9 percent is among the highest in the nation.

"We may have experienced a recovery," said Christopher McCarty, director of the University of Florida's Bureau of Economic and Business Research, "but things don't look quite like they did five years after any other recession."

Florida has some of the largest job gains in the country, but much of that growth has come from the tourism and retail industries, which rely heavily on low-wage and part-time workers. The median household income is lower than it was in 2007, and the number of Floridians receiving food stamps has swelled.

I see there was also a riot in WV to celebrate winning a football game...So...pumpkins and football are reasons to riot. Got it.

Bunny is munching on a Honeycrisp apple for breakfast. I think I will try and take her out on her harness this afternoon when she gets up.

Won't someone please think of the Gourds?

Why am I reminded of that funny video of the couple that took a vacation to Libertarian Paradise Somalia... "And now I have Ebola"

The satire on Twitter over #pumpkinfest is hilarious.

Call Me Kwame ‏@brandonep__ now21 seconds ago
Conservatives demand Obama appoint czar, ban all flights out of New Hampshire in wake of Affluenza epidemic. #pumpkinfest

So I see there was a Happy Halloween! riot in NH. Setting fires and overturning cars...

New Hampshire cops in riot gear respond to Pumpkinfest melee: reports  - NY Daily News

It's good to see even White kids can find something to protest about....or something. Happy Halloween!s are srs bzns....

I've been assured that it will all be a wash...