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Walmart to raise its starting wage to $11, give some employees bonuses following tax bill passage

Walmart to raise its starting wage to $11, give some employees bonuses following tax bill passage
Walmart to raise its starting wage to $11, give some employees bonuses following tax bill passage

Are they also making people full time employees so they get benefits and don't have to rely on government assistance programs?

Or giving them set hours so they don't get burned out and feel as if their life revovles around Walmart?

Just curious as to why the richest family in America was not able to do this earlier.

The mental gymnastics in these comments could get people qualified for Tokyo 2020

Emergency alerts from Santa Barbara County didn't go out until after mudslides began in Montecito

Emergency alerts from Santa Barbara County didn't go out until after mudslides began in Montecito

Montecito has been hit by mudslides before, it’s not exactly in the best spot.

SB is in SoCal, but yeah

"Hey, is this emergency management? This is the mudslides. We're gonna get started in about fifteen minutes if you want to let everyone know."

The cried wolf thing only stops people listening if it actually ends up being pointless frequently.

Woman who made up gang rape story sent to prison after escape attempt

Woman who made up gang rape story sent to prison after escape attempt
Woman who made up gang rape story sent to prison after escape attempt

Jesus, her smirk in the fifth picture ¯\(ツ)/¯ like she doesn't give a fuck and this is no big deal.

No, that's what we do to men, not women.

"Her punishment must be more severe."

It isn't because she's a woman and she'll receive sympathy from the authorities and probably released early.

New York Police Union Sues to Stop Release of Body Camera Videos

New York Police Union Sues to Stop Release of Body Camera Videos

Hilarious hypocrisy from a profession that often preaches, “if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear.”

The fact that the police are expressing resistance to body cameras is beyond insane. You can't possibly make me trust you less than if you hide your behavior that has been filmed. Put cameras on all of them and our politicians and in our public classrooms. My buddy can look up a video of his daycare while his children are there. Get with the times and you will probably have a safer occupation.

Strange isn't it. And it's not just the cops, congress critters say that pensions are bad. Yet they all have lavish tax payer funded pensions. Not only that, they only have to "serve" 5 years to get their pension.

One set of rules for them. Another set of rule for us.

Can you imagine if the daycare center sued to stop the release of their camera footage? Everyone would immediately pull their kids out of that place. Not surprised the NYPD wants less accountability though.

A teacher is handcuffed and jailed after criticizing school superintendent's raise a school board meeting.

A teacher is handcuffed and jailed after criticizing school superintendent's raise a school board meeting.
A teacher is handcuffed and jailed after criticizing school superintendent's raise a school board...

The number of attorneys interested in expressing their grief to the teacher has gotta be pretty high by now.

Board president: "The time for public discourse has ended. Are there any comments? Yes? -- you in the middle."

Teacher: "I want to know how you can justify a raise for the superintendent?"

Board president: "Please sit down and be quiet. The time for comments has ended, as I told you."

Teacher: "But you just now acknowledged me."

Board president: "Madam, your question is both disturbing and unwarranted. Officer, arrest her."

I watched the video and she’s calm and collective, then approached by the officer, calmly removed and then it cuts to her screaming on the floor being arrested in the hallway 🤷‍♂️

belligerent adjective 1. hostile and aggressive.

I think you may have meant to say that the officer was belligerent. At no point in the video did this woman actively "resist" arrest. This was a gross abuse of authority from the officer and the board.

Feds Raid California 'Maternity Hotels' for Birth Tourists

Feds Raid California 'Maternity Hotels' for Birth Tourists
Feds Raid California 'Maternity Hotels' for Birth Tourists

When you have a "birth tourism" industry, you have problems with your immigration laws.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.thedailybeast.com/russians-flock-to-trump-properties-to-give-bir...

This article is a "repost" by NBC as stated at bottom of article

FIRST PUBLISHED MAR 3 2015, 10:15 AM ET

Seems like a simple fix too that everyone should be on board with. You should only receive naturalized citizenship if you are born from a parent with a legal permanent residence (Green Card, not here on a Tourist Visa or ESTA). Seems like a pretty straight forward solution to prevent anchor babies.

I am on board with that 140 Bill. Seems extremely reasonable to me.

Report: Stan Lee is accused of sexual harassment, says he's being extorted

Report: Stan Lee is accused of sexual harassment, says he's being extorted

"He doesn't seem to care what people think of him, he's lost his filter"

He's fucking 95. No shit.

Allegations are allegations until proven true.

In theory. This whole issue has morphed from a legitimate reaction against institutionalized sexism into a full blown moral panic where social awkwardness and hearsay gets put on the same level as actual proven rape.

I keep seeing this shit in the news, and the content of these "allegations" keeps getting less and less meaningful.

"He asked me out to dinner! TWICE!"

Like jesus christ how sexually paranoid has our culture become where any advance whatsoever is treated as an inherently violent action?

I can respect somebody as a person and still want to fuck the shit out of them! Christ this isn't hard to comprehend!

Um this kind of stuff happens quite often in nursing homes(as does worse stuff). At 95 there's probably times he doesn't even know where the heck he is. That being said I thought this crap ended with 2017. Allegations are allegations until proven true.

95, wife is gone, loaded as shit. Players gonna play.

James Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are “Not Accurate”

James Franco Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations Are “Not Accurate”

This is what I'm saying. When did we start expecting everyone to be saints?

NOOOOOOOOOOO not James Franco

"The new allegations regarding Franco follow a 2014 story where Franco tried to arrange a meet up with a 17-year-old. He then went on daytime television and opened up about the incident. “Social media is tricky,” he said."

I actually did not know about that.

More detail about James Franco trying to hook up with a teenager in 2014: http://gawker.com/james-franco-tried-to-hook-up-with-a-17-year-old-on-ins-1557491436

James Franco Cancels Event After Accusations Of Misconduct Surface

James Franco Cancels Event After Accusations Of Misconduct Surface

Guess this is all it takes "He sexually assaulted me" not a day in court nothing the career is ruined. Now our backwards society will label James Franco as the rapist.

"Given the controversy surrounding recent allegations, we’re no longer comfortable proceeding in that vein,” the New York Times said in an emailed statement to Variety."

The New York Times canceled the event. James Franco did not. Source

I get where you’re coming from. It seems like anyone could have their careers ruined by a few fabricated allegations.

But the main thing people seem to have been bringing up—contacting a 17-year-old via Instagram and offering to rent a hotel room—is something that he admitted to. There are other allegations floating around, but whether he tried to arrange a hookup with 17-year-old when he was 35 isn’t even a question.

*Correction, January 10, 2017: A previous version of this article stated that James Franco “backed out” of the TimesTalk. The New York Timesannounced that it canceled the event. The post has been updated throughout to reflect this correction.

From the article. OP did good.

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Caribbean, tsunami waves possible: USGS

Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Caribbean, tsunami waves possible: USGS
Magnitude 7.8 earthquake strikes Caribbean, tsunami waves possible: USGS

Shit. The elevation of those islands is relatively low. Tsunamis would be bad.

Good god man he's a doctor of testicles, not a seismologist!

Wow. That's a serious quake. Couldn't come at a worse time considering that large parts of the caribean are still recovering from a terrible hurricane season

I was just in St. Marten and some other islands last week and it’s absolutely devastated still, those poor people. They desperately need help.

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