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Now, I ask you with full sincerity and a set jaw, is there a reason outside of "because they exist" that those receiving government tax redistributed handouts as their routine method of income "deserve" for those policies to continue when it is paid for off the blood, sweat, and tears of those actually busting their asses to either advance themselves or just to stay afloat in this taxed to hell environment?
originally posted by: ElectricUniverse
originally posted by: crazyewok
Because he's not making Cuba a allie or even a friend. Just opening a embassy and establishing formal diplomatic relations.
UK has formal diplomatic relations with cuba but we are not exactly friends and sure as hell are not allies with them.
Save your chickenhawk crying for if the US signs a defence pact with them or trys s to sell them weapons then I might share your selective outrage.
Many other people disagree with your claim...
We're Finally Friends with Cuba Again
December 17, 2014
By Grace Wyler
After 50 long years of a pretend war, the US and Cuba are finally making up. On Wednesday morning, the White House announced that the US will restore full diplomatic ties with the island nation just 90 miles off the coast of Florida, and open up an embassy there for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president.
That's what Jaime Suchlicki, director of the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami and an opponent of the thaw, said was behind Obama's move.
"He comes with a philosophy based on the idea that you make nice with your enemies and they become your friends," Suchlicki said. "The President is doing this based on his own mindset, not on the reality of what is happening."
You should save your insults and grow the hell up once and for all.
originally posted by: mymymy
I see the "blame the poor" heavily in this rant. Can I ask what YOU do that is so important to society that you have reached the pedestal you currently are standing on?
I get sick of this "minimal skills" crap. Skip that and go to the importance of the job. Sure being a McDonald's "burger flopper" doesn't take much skill, but as of right now, without it, I'm pretty sure McDonald's would fold in about 3 minutes. The POSITION is very, very vital to them, who cares who fills it? I bet people like you would quit in less than an hour and say it's"beneath" someone of your "skill"
People in, say, marketing, are extremely overpaid. It doesn't take much skill for McDonald's marketing team to basically say "Hey, keep eating here", oh but let me guess, they all have some sort of degree so they're entitled to more money?
Always remember, just because you could afford to get a degree, or have the government pay for you to get one, YOU are just as easily replaceable as the burger flopper
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: MoonBlossom
People have forgotten what president Kennedy "a democrat" said.
"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country"
originally posted by: mymymy
a reply to: crazyewok
Could you expand on that? Not being snarky or anything. Why would it take thousands of pounds and a year to replace you? I'm sure you're not the only microbiologist / immunologist in the UK, and I am also sure you document your work so that others can work on it in case something happens to you.
Again, not being an ass, I am now just genuinely curious
What are "minimum skills" in a market based economy?
You can make millions of dollars by putting a soccer ball in a net.
However most teachers in actual colleges & universities make crap wages because of the whole "adjunct professor" scam. And someone else can graduate from that college with a bachelor's or master's degree; but if there are no job openings, they won't even be able to make minimum wage.
originally posted by: Isurrender73
a reply to: burdman30ott6
There is one flaw in your ideology.
What about those who do not possess the aptitude to do anything other than min wage work?
It is easy for someone with your educational aptitude to tell the world to gain more skills, because this is something that is easy for you.
I have managed and supervised minimum wage workers for a good portion of my life. And I would estimate that more than half of them do not have the mental aptitude to either move up, nor get any form of degree to find a skilled job.
These are the people flipping your burgers and stalking the shelves at your local retailers. Do they not deserve a living wage, simply because they don't possess the aptitude to advance?