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… See What Happens [#economics][#substitution]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,August 6th,2016

.. the folks in San Francisco raised the minimum wage up to $15 / hour . So what do you think would happen ? … Technology is substituted for human capital [people employed]…

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. could people be that oblivious to the advances in technology ? It appears so . The loonie lefties pushed thru this $15 / hour minimum wage , and they just assumed that there would be no response to it . Well they were found to be both idiotic and badly wrong at the same time …

.. this restaurant is a fascinating idea . It will also teach the loonies a tough lesson . The 21st century return of the Automat !! …

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… Aww , Poor Babies [#d.c. CAbbies and the free market]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,July 26th,2016

.. the babies are complaining …

.. now , the customer is getting a break , thanks to technology …

.. the ride – saharing services that help the market a a huge help . When they help screen the prospects , they also help flood the market with new prospective drivers …

.. [h/t — hotAir.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. being in the nation ‘ s capital sure helps . You have the District of Columbia , which , in effect , Congress controls , and two different states [Maryland and Virginia] … the effect of the ride sharing services is beginning to have a drastic effect on the Taxi market in the D.C. region …

.. the captives are breaking free , and the market is beginning to win out , as a result …. Yeah !!!! ….

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…Donald Trump should Know Better [#tax cuts]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 17th,2016

.. recently , on TV interviews , the Donald actually said that taxes should go up on the wealthy . Is he nuts ?? ..

.. his likely support base is from conservatives , the GOP , and right – leaning independents [and likewise among Dems] . They will want to put more money in the pockets of the common taxpayer . Who wouldn’t ?? . I sure would !! ..

.. [h/t — Newsmax.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. the economy is crying out for the encouragement of investment . It doesn’t matter what . The issue of economics and taxes will help find the best locations and uses of investment capital . Physical capital would not be such a bad idea . But the investment in human capital would be even better . The investment in all forms of capital has been gravely discouraged during the Obama Years . As a result , businesses and individuals only invest in what they have to do , not in what they want to . Our economy has suffered as a result ..

.. you also want to encourage investment > The best way to do that is to cut rates , especially long – term rates , on capital gains on investments [no matter what the investment is , or what shape or form it is] . The longer – term the investment , the better . Raising them [somewhat] on short – term rates [to deter speculation] would not be a bad idea . Extremely short – term , not intermediate – term rates would be the target ..

.. believe you me , the Donald will track these statements back , and quickly ..

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… A Sign of the Future [#national security]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,April 2nd,2016

.. a test of a new laser weapon at sea aboard the USS Ponce …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the weapons test footage …

.. you should really get a look at this . This is a sign of the future ….

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… What Idiot Decided to Come Up with This ?!?! [Smart Gun // Remote Kill Switch]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 9th,2014

.. you heard it right ..

.. a smart gun , newly patented with remote – kill switch tech …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to the blog post …

.. it may be neat technologically , but what idiot decided to come up this ??

.. no gun owner worth their salt will buy it ..

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… Nice Way to Restart the Space Race , Dummies [Russian Ban on US use of ISS]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 22nd,2014

.. are theRussians really this stupid ..

.. the Russian private sector in space tech is just a bunch of oligopolies (groups) and monopolies (state companies) . They compete with their egos , but not which each other . They sure are not a threat to China , much less the U.S. , Europe , and Japan …

.. the Russians may want to do more in space . The problem is that they cannot afford to do it . Their economy is not diverse enough to support the development of true private competition . They do not even have a clue about venture capital , much less start – up companies . They may want , for example , to go to Mars , but forget it …

.. [h/t — theDailyTelegraph]..
.. [link] to the article …

.. The Chinese are far closer to doing it . The Chinese economy is far more diverse , and co – operates with outside nations , even their rivals , which is something that Russia does not . Eventually , the Chinese will go to the Moon , first , and , perhaps , build their own space station . Hell , the more the merrier …

.. Our country is getting back off of its butt . It is just right now that people do not see it . NASA and other government agencies are acting as development agents , providing the targets for the private companies . Our go – go and individualistic nature is now really generating takeoff speed . Once those companies hit it , watch out …

.. We can and will build a new Space Station , joining the Chinese , the Russians , and others . Ours will , though , be much larger and far more diverse . It will also be a jumping – off point for missions to Mars , the outer planets , and beynd . If we go back to the Moon , it will be to colonize it , not just to visit . Been there , done that …

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… POTUS does it Again …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,May 1st,2014

.. His Lordship is (was) on a foreign trip in the Far East .

.. in this case , he was in Japan ..

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the video segment ..

.. he was hamming it up at the Museum of Emerging Technologies with a very , very advanced Robot . I have not seen anything like it , ever . Well , he even found an excuse to ” bow ” to it …

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… No , it is Right …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 22nd,2014

.. to hold teachers accountable for what goes on in the classroom  . We as taxpayers have  invested hundreds of billions of  dollards into our schools , and what have we gotten ?? … a boatload  of crap ! We have every right and every expectation to want to know not just what it is our kids are  learning , but why .

.. teachers need to be held responsible for their actions .

..  [h/t — EAGnews]

.. [link] to the news piece ..

..  teachers need to be  held to account for the product of what they teach . It is not just a matter of promotion rates and grades  , as well as attendance . People expect results , and that means both satisfactory and improving  proficiency test results . If the faculty  does not like it , too bad …

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… Bravo , Guys [yes , Health Care – related]

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,November 20th,2013

.. don’t worry , folks , this time , this one is a good story about health insurance reform .

.. these three guys (young 20-somethings) took it upon themselves to create something working . Well , guess what ? They did it ! They created a really simple website , entitled ” TheHealthSherpa.com  . ” It holds up to a old rule , ie K.I.S.S. , keep it simple , stupid .

.. Incredibly , for over three years , the government managed to blow thru over $600 million . They have created the technology – equivalent of a clusterf**k . And these guys did this . It is far simpler , and is very easy to use .

.. You can scan over the offerings , very quickly , very easily . You can change the entry items , if you need to , and the site will not regurgitate or crash .

.. Though the government engaged outside companies for various aspects of the project, it chose to put bureaucrats within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in charge of overall project management, “despite the fact that CMS has no experience managing large IT projects.” Compounding the likelihood that the train wreck which has occurred would occur, project managers appear to have mostly fiddled for over 2-1/2 years to ensure that most controversial matters would be kept from the public until after the 2012 elections.

The bureaucratic control freaks convinced the obviously incompetent project managers that the government simply had to have a mountain of information about each potential applicant before they could even be allowed to shop for plans. Then things went from merely disgraceful to utterly inexcusable. We now know that Sebelius’s crew opened HealthCare.gov despite being warned [10] just four days before its launch that it would be “a ‘high’ security risk” for users “because of a lack of testing.”

No private firm would launch under these circumstances — and if any did, law enforcement would be frog-marching company executives to jail within days.

LEC again .. I am including a [link] to the site [h/t — pjmedia.com] , and to a fellow ohio blogger , Tom Blumer . He blogs at w^3.bizzyblog.com , and has a column at pjmedia (the one I linked to above) ..

.. how come ? — the CBS news site that I was trying to call up was a little unconventional . So , it is easier to call up Tom ‘ s pjmedia.com column , and launch the news piece from there .

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