Here’s where your $15 wage went

Go ahead! Go ahead, press for that high paying job. Stick around, you can meet your replacement.

Self-serve kiosks to replace food staff at SUNY Orange

SUNY Orange’s cafeteria workers will be laid off at the end of the spring semester, to be replaced by food-dispensing machines.

In an email sent to students on Thursday, Vinnie Cazzetta, executive director of the nonprofit Orange County Community College Association, which runs the cafeterias, said the change comes after the college’s food-service operations showed a deficit of more than $150,000 last year, “continuing a trend of significant operations losses that has existed for years.”

Cazzetta said nine full-time workers and three part-timers will be laid off as part of the plan.

An outside audit done in December showed larger financial problems were looming, Cazzetta said.

“By doing nothing we could have been out of business in 12 to 18 months. We would not have been able to make payroll,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is a nonprofit that provides auxiliary services to SUNY Orange. It has existed since the late 1950s and runs the campus book store, food services and buys and manages real estate for future campus development. The changes will go into effect in June. [snip]

Rebecca Walker, a 19-year-old student from Otisville, said while food on campus was pricier than she liked, she enjoyed freshly made, warm food. She said she had no way of eating off campus once she arrived.

“It’s accommodating, it’s convenient and the people who work there are lovely,” Walker said. “It’s kind of awful to lose your job to a machine.”

In recent months, the College Association’s board sought proposals from providers that could handle oversight of food services with the intent of keeping the traditional cafeteria setup that’s been around for decades, Cazzetta said.

“But even with a change of management and anticipated increases of nearly 30 percent in sales, those independent, outside firms projected that losses would have remained in excess of $80,000 annually,” Cazzetta said.

The College Association is close to signing a contract with a new vendor for the self-serve kiosks, Cazzetta said.

Cazzetta said for years food service had been a losing proposition and had been underwritten by revenue from book sales. But in recent years revenue from book sales had been undercut by entities like Barns & Noble, Amazon and eBay. Tax forms representing the 2014-15 school year, the most recent available, show food service was in the red by $150,297 while the bookstore netted $186,595. [snip]

Nichole McClary, who began working in the Rowley Center five months ago for about $12 an hour, said she loved the job. Looking for a new job will change her plans to spend time with her 2-year-old, she said.

“I was looking forward to having the summer off,” she said.

Now you will have the summer off.

All these students wailing about the staff not having jobs fail to look the wages paid. $12/hr for what? That type of work in entry level worth at most $9/hr. Pay $12 to $15 and soon you’re talking to the robot.

Try talking some course in math and economics, hell evcn a course in Home Ec would give some of you lame brains a smattering of how to cost out a home business.

Straight Students need Safe Spaces from Poufters…

…and Chick Fil-A provides that space for them too!

Oh, Okay: College Students

 

claim On-Campus

 

Chick-fil-A Would Make

 

Things Unsafe

Students at Duquesne University, a Catholic school in Pittsburgh, are raising concerns that an on-campus location of the fast food chain Chick-fil-A could somehow make things “unsafe” for LGBT students of the university. Student government representatives argued that the presence of the Chick-fil-A as a dining option would “marginalize” students and could make them feel as though the food court is no longer a “safe place.”

From Campus Reform:
“Chick-fil-A has a questionable history on civil rights and human rights,” Martini remarked in a statement to The Duquesne Duke. “I think it’s imperative [that] the university chooses to do business with organizations that coincide with the [university’s] mission and expectations they give students regarding diversity and inclusion.”

[…]

“I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ community. So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A being in Options [an on-campus food court] that maybe people will feel that safe place is at risk,” Rachel Coury explained, adding that at the very least her organization would like “someone” to “make a statement” on the issue.

“It would be a really big deal for Lambda [Gay-Straight Alliance] and the whole LGBTQ community on campus if someone could make a statement to eliminate the fear of being marginalized by having this business on campus,” she said.

Chick-fil-A has locations on nearly 250 college campuses throughout the country, never mind its near-ubiquitous presence at airports and other public locations. As far as I’m aware, there have not been any anti-gay assaults or crimes at any of these locations (unless one considers the inevitable heart disease triggered by frequent consumption of Chick-fil-A’s fried products to be a slow-moving assault). The company no longer donates to controversial causes. If students at other campuses are able to both enjoy Chick-fil-A’s waffle fries and support their LGBT friends, there’s no reason why Duquesne students can’t either. This whole thing is insane.

Straight people desire safe spaces also; poufers aren’t a special class far from it. It is this disgusting idea that I and millions of others have to accommodate having to eat breakfast while having the stomach to watch some individual who did God know what with his mouth last night eat tapioca pudding or eat bananas.

All this is so crazy since all had a safe space, one very safe: the closet.
This POLITICALLY CORRECT nonsense that certain people are entitles to special treatment because they claim some load of Communist/Marxist crap. That is all that it is!

All it takes to clean up this absurdity is to treat it as rebarbative tripe. Cut the Federal funding to the College Education Fund except for hard science, Western Civics and Friedman Economics. Get rid of the grants and courses that deal in bombast and balderdash. Let those Professors find honest work driving taxis or slinging hash in diners.

The Great Senate Debate

Do not read this while drinking any liquids

The following contains inadvertent humor. The person speaking to this subject has no clue as to how ridiculous she sounds. Also, she believes that this subject matter is gospel. Sobeit.

Public Broadcasting CEO: People ‘Yearn For Content They Can Trust’

Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison says “people in this country yearn for content they can trust” and that’s among the reasons taxpayer funding is necessary for the organization.

On Tuesday, Harrison testified at a hearing on President Trump’s proposed cuts to public broadcasting, where she claimed the CPB is vital.

“So, people in this country yearn for content they can trust. And where are we right now? We are living in this environment of fake news,” Harrison said.

“I have kids, I have grandchildren, we are very proud of our commitment through CPB, the appropriation, to funding fact-based journalism.”

“We have a priority for editorial integrity,” Harrison added.

You are allowed to laugh now.

Fact-based journalism that includes Charlie Rose prefacing a question to Bill Clinton with, “Let’s assume that you make it to heaven.”

Editorial integrity that allows PBS host Tavis Smiley to claim there are far more Christian terrorists than Muslim ones.

Or Smiley’s fact-based stance that by not holding a confirmation vote on Merrick Garland for a Supreme Court justice seat, the GOP will reconsider the ban on slavery and the right for women to vote.

There are plenty of other examples that CPB pushes a liberal agenda over the airwaves with taxpayer dollars.

Surprisingly absent from Harrison’s “vital” reasons for continued taxpayer funding of public broadcasting, was her $434,364 salary that she made in 2015.

Wonder why she left out that vital bit of information? THAT is quite instructive to the taxpayer as to whether to remove the Federal funding for this treasury draining program.
For those that wish to support PBS, there isn’t a ting stopping you. Put your money up there in the form of a personal check.
Just don’t ask others to do that.

Black Lives Matter…

…only during election years. Otherwise, the Jackass Party could care less if they clean out the neighborhood of all the ‘thugs’.

Not GLAAD when you’re getting it in the end

Hilarious as hell when Christian cake bakers, pizza makers and wedding dress fitters are sued and ridiculed and maybe even put out of business. But when their BUTT practices are hung out to dry, OH MY GOD, that is a crime against FREAK HUMANITY. WE must consider them normal!

Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix specials are drawing fire for LGBT, transgender jokes

It has been an interesting start of the week for Dave Chappelle. The comedian’s two new specials released on Netflix Tuesday, giving fans of the former “Chappelle’s Show” comic a fix for his long-awaited standup.

But not everyone who watched the specials was laughing. Some viewers were put off by his raunchier jokes.

There was a backlash by viewers toward his jokes about the LGBTQ community and his comments on transgender issues. There was also a strong reaction toward the comedian’s discussion of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case.

The specials –“The Age of Spin: Live at the Hollywood Palladium” and “Deep in the Heart of Texas: Live at Austin City Limits” – have raised the question about what is and isn’t off limits in standup comedy, and if it’s acceptable for comedians to cross certain boundaries.

Many of Chappelle’s supporters came to the comedian’s defense, noting the jokes went in line with the brand that has made him so popular.

The conversation even moved toward comparisons of Richard Pryor and a debate over whether the famed comedian was ever offensive in his career. [snip]

Whether Prior was offensive or not doesn’t make any difference. The U.S. Constitution, in the Bill of Rights, guarantees the right to be offended, right down to your mutilated genitals.

Where in hell do you get the idea that you have more protections than others that you believe to be fair game for your persecutions? Well, we think the “Chappelle’s Show” is absolutely uproarious.

An epidemic of stupidity

Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can’t help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.

~ Robert A. Heinlein

Opioid Deaths: Another Drug War Failure

Illicit drug use is an old phenomenon, and Jeff Sessions has an old solution: take off the gloves. “We have too much of a tolerance for drug use,” the attorney general complained to an audience of law enforcement officials Wednesday, promising more aggressive policing. “Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs is bad,” he declared. “It will destroy your life.”

That claim will fall on a lot of deaf ears among the 100 million Americans who have used marijuana — most of whom found it did not destroy their lives and some of whom found it made their lives better.

He is right, though, that tolerance is rampant. A Gallup Poll last year showed that 60 percent of Americans think pot should be legalized for recreational use — as eight states and the District of Columbia have done. Medical marijuana is allowed in 28 states and D.C. But in his prepared remarks, Sessions insisted cannabis is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. [snip]

What we are dealing with is the liberal idea that whatever one wants to do is fine, it’s your body and society has nothing to say about it. That’s an idiotic idea; toss a stone into a pond and those ripples impinge upon everything in and bordering the pond.

People often use opioids to relieve pain. But “individuals with chronic pain and their medical providers may be opting to treat pain entirely or in part with medical marijuana, in states where this is legal,” said Johns Hopkins University professor Colleen Barry, the lead author. Sessions made a point of commenting on this unwelcome scientific data: “Give me a break.”

He paid lip service to “treatment and prevention,” but don’t expect much there. The Affordable Care Act, which the Trump administration and congressional Republicans have vowed to repeal, has been “the largest expansion of drug treatment in U.S. history,” according to Stanford University psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys. If they have their way, we can expect the largest contraction of drug treatment in U.S. history.

Promoting treatment goes against the approach long preferred by hard-line politicians. The most effective remedy for opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, with drugs like methadone and buprenorphine. But if you’d like to stop shooting heroin, you may search in vain for help. [snip]

Zealous drug warriors bridle at anything except prohibition and abstinence. Closing down “pill mills,” where physicians allegedly over-prescribe opioids, is a favorite option. Such lifesaving measures as facilitating access to sterile syringes and naloxone, which is used to reverse overdoses before they kill, are inherently suspect.

The criminalization of opioid use often has fatal consequences, because it leaves addicts to obtain supplies from street dealers rather than pharmacists. The drugs they get may be surreptitiously laced with fentanyl or other synthetic opioids that are cheaper than prescription meds but much more potent — raising the overdose risk.

Crackdowns have other unhealthy side effects. “When the police shut down a local pill mill, they rarely identify the users and help them get treatment, and heroin and fentanyl dealers are quick to move in to exploit the new business opportunity,” writes New York University professor Mark A.R. Kleiman in the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. “In 2014, deaths from overdosing on prescription opioids fell, but deaths from fentanyl overdoses almost doubled.” [snip]

If these bungholes want help getting off their jones, let them go back to the person that stuck the gun in their ear and said “TAKE THE DRUGS! STICK THAT SPIKE IN YOUR ARM! They’re the ones to ask for succor.

Frankly, I don’t care if you die. You’re not doing society anything worth a damn.

As for the rope smokers, if you can’t live except by altering your reality, excellent. Stay in your basement, get rid of your driver’s license and smoke your self to death.

Those of you that believe smoking the dope doesn’t impair you, Colorado traffic accidents and fatalities say otherwise. Since becoming legal, the number of traffic accidents involving potheads have gone up markedly, and death involving dope have increased too. In fact, Colorado has considered repealing the dope law.