Friday, April 29, 2016

Someone Committed Purjery in the State Department to Protect Hillary. What a bunch of Corrupt Dirtbags!


McDonald’s Will Replace Jobs with Kiosks: Ex-CEO Says $15 Wage “Will Trigger Massive Layoffs”

Some of the "Career Burger Flippers"  had to know this could be coming. I don't feel for them. 


The future of fast food service will involve much less human interaction.
Instead, humans will line up like rats to pellet dispenser, and computer screens will take orders, as the classic menial, entry-level job will gradually disappear along with many other jobs in the workforce.
Former McDonald’s CEO Ed Rensi, who headed the company during the 90s, blasted the push for a $15 minimum wage, which he argued, food companies won’t pay – they just won’t pay it.
And jobs will suffer because of it.
The company will admitted choose to cut jobs altogether, and phase in automated kiosks, rather than pay more in minimum wage. (Perhaps that was their plan all along, and the $15/hour minimum wage controversy is the perfect excuse to put it into action.)
via the Daily Mail:
A Former McDonald’s CEO has predicted that raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour will cost people entry-level jobs.
In a column he wrote for Forbes, Ed Rensi says… “it will mean wiping out thousands of entry-level opportunities for people without many other options.’
Labor organizers have been demanding an increase in wages… Rather than raise prices, McDonalds is more likely to replace people with self-service computer kiosks so they do not have to pay the high wage. […] Over a million American youths may otherwise be out of a job.
‘You’ll see their legacy every time you visit the Golden Arches, where “would you like fries with that” is a button on a computer screen rather than a phrase spoken by an employee in their first job,’ he wrote. 
Admittedly, McDonald’s has already cut thousands of jobs in Europe, where it put in more than 7,000 kiosks to take orders rather than pay wages.
And you can bet that there is much more of that sort of thing coming.
From the company perspective, it is obviously a matter of the bottom line. For society, it is an unfortunate perfect storm as automation alone is poised to destroy millions and millions of jobs.
The future just doesn’t need many burger-flippers and order takers – the computers do it much more efficiently and accurately, after all.
Could they cut money elsewhere – like from the salaries and bonuses of overpaid CEOs? Of course.
But that’s not the point, and it won’t make the difference. These companies simply don’t care… and the economics are against anyone caring ever again.
It is harsh, but true. Please brace yourself as best as you can for this looming change in our society.
As Zero Hedge reported, McDonald’s has already been rolling out test kiosks in Chicago, and as the above article noted, in Europe as well:
According to Brand Eating, fast food king McDonald’s has been spotted testing a self-serve McCafe coffee station/kiosk out in downtown Chicago. The station is located in the restaurant but apart from the counter and looks to be a theoretically more convenient way for those who just want a cup of coffee to skip the regular line (while also freeing employees from having to make each drink in the back)
In essence, this is the company’s latest venture to make employees responsible for one less task as corporate HQ slowly but surely responds to minimum wage hikes sweeping all states, and in the process, outsource its minimum wage workers to simple machines which will never unionize or have any demands aside from being cleaned occasionally.
That site, of the self-serving kiosk, is already familiar at many grocery stores and Wal-Marts, and will become a mainstay of the shopping experience in all sectors, along with driver-less cars, and somewhere, unrecognized by the media, an endless line of former middle class and working people desperate on food stamps and benefits.
It is all happening so fast… before we know it, it will have happened.
Where will everyone go? What will they do?


Body Cam Footage Shows Officer Shooting Thug in the Face After He Reaches for Gun (VIDEO)

The Officer has seconds to live or die. I would hope he/she chooses to live and take out any of these Maggots that aim a weapon at an Officer. Of course the family said the Officer responded to quick. To Hell with them. He defended himself like he was taught.

Police in Clarke County, GA have released body cam footage from a dramatic officer involved shooting from the past week in which a suspect was shot in the face by an officer.
Athens-Clarke County Police Officer David Kelley approached two men he saw pouring liquor into a cup in a convenience store parking lot in violation of state liquor laws. Kelley observed that one of the men, identified as 22 year old Justin Tramell Scott, was armed with a handgun.
Kelley ordered Scott out of the car and gave him several orders in an attempt to disarm and detain him.
Rather than complying, Scott seemingly reaches for his firearm at one point in the footage. That’s when Kelley fired a round that struck Scott in the face.
Despite the wound to his face, Scott took off running and led Kelley on a short foot chase. Another officer joined the chase and was able to arrest Scott across the street (as shown in the below screenshot and subsequent video).
Some members of Scott’s family think that the officer acted too quickly and without regard for Scott’s life.
“I think that officer should have handled it better,” Lamorio Freeman, Scott’s cousin, said. “I don’t think he should have fired, because you could see that he was drunk.”
Scott had apparently just left a nightclub where he had been drinking heavily (and was attempting to continue doing in the vehicle).
However, Athens-Clarke County Police Chief R. Scott Freeman (unrelated to Scott’s cousin) disagrees with that assessment and thinks his officer did everything correctly.
“I think the officer was placed in a position where he had no other choice but to defend himself and/or face being shot and killed right there in the parking lot,” Chief Freeman said.
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The officer has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice for officer involved shootings.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is also reviewing the case to make sure the officer’s actions were justified. They are expected to release the results of their initial investigation in the near future. Once their investigation is complete, the case will be handed back to local authorities to investigate.
Scott was then transported to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his cheek. He is expected to make a full recovery from the gunshot wound.

The above video was released by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department in order to show that the officer’s actions were justified in their minds.


BREAKING: Killer Of Florida Sergeant Gary Morales Sentenced To Death (Video)

Great News. The Justice system needs to Lock Up any Cop Killer that raises a gun at them.

Watch as Judge Vaughn sentences Eriese Tisdale to death for first degree murder for killing St. Lucie Co. Deputy Sergeant Gary Morales during a traffic stop south of Fort Pierce in February 2013.


Go Heros reported that the man who killed Sergeant Gary Morales has been sentenced to die. Eriese Tisdale was convicted of shooting and killing the  St. Lucie County Sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop in February 2013.
Citing the aggravating factors, the judge sentenced the convicted killer to the maximum state penalty.  The sentencing was delayed in January after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Florida’s death penalty sentencing procedures were unconstitutional.



BREAKING: Supreme Court Hands a MASSIVE Victory to Voter ID Supporters


In the U.S., one needs an ID for a variety of reasons. Boarding a plane, a bus or a train requires an ID. Getting into an R-rated movie, buying a pack of smokes or a beer requires an ID. Using a credit card can require an ID as does buying a car, driving a car or registering a car.
Yet, for some (very obvious) reason, Democrats abhor the idea of requiring an ID to vote. For a political party that relies upon widespread voter fraud and shady tricks to win elections, any law that aims to clean-up the process and make it more honest is a threat to their election strategies.
And, of course, they denounce voter ID laws in the most Democrat way possible: they shout that they are “racist.”
To try and combat these effective laws, Democrats wage war on them in the media and in the courts with carrying success.
However, on Friday, the Supreme Court dealt a significant blow to the left’s hopes of rigging November’s election; the Supreme Court ruled that Texas’ voter ID law will remain in effect for the time being, likely beyond November.
The Court denied an emergency claim by a coalition of Hispanic advocacy groups and Democrat lawmakers who alleged that the law discriminates. The issue at hand was whether Texas’ law could be enforced while pending greater consideration in federal courts.
The lawmakers who hoped to infuse voter rolls with illegals, non-eligible voters and repeat voters sought to prohibit enforcement of the law until it can be settled in the courts. However, the Supreme Court issued a blunt, unsigned order that denied the request.
Evidently tired of the voter fraud so fervently promoted by the left and illegal immigrant proponents, Texas passed the law that is one of the strictest voter ID laws in the country. It requires government-issued photo ID in order to vote.
While the Supreme Court’s denial does not settle the issue ultimately, the denial is a huge win for conservatives and those who advocate for fair elections as the order could have tremendous implications for other state laws that are in limbo within the federal court system. It’s possible that other states will be allowed to enforce their voter ID laws until the matter can be resolved and that could have a tremendous effect on providing a fair election in November- a concept that should delight lovers of democracy, but should infuriate those who routinely rely upon voter fraud to advance their political agenda.


Here is more of the Same Crap we see in Democrat run States and Cities. Tax and spend and run people and Business out of State and the Economy in the tank. These Idiots have been trying to reaise taxes since Quinn got booted. Can't blame Bruce because he has a Super majority Democrat Congress that won't do what the people of Illinois elected him to do.

Under Lang’s plan, Illinois’ top tax rate for noncorporate businesses would become 11.25 percent — the second-highest rate in the U.S.

State Rep. Lou Lang’s progressive-tax scheme would put successful small businesses in Illinois on the defensive, not just against small businesses in other states but also against corporate competitors in Illinois.
Lang’s tax bill, House Bill 689, would amend the Illinois income-tax code to nearly triple the top personal income-tax rate, bumping it up to 9.75 percent from 3.75 percent. This would result in Illinois having the second-highest small business tax rate in the U.S., and would put noncorporate businesses in Illinois at a significant tax disadvantage against corporations.
Here’s how it works: When a noncorporate business, such as a neighborhood restaurant, real estate company or a small manufacturer earns income in Illinois, that income is treated as personal income on the business owner’s tax return. So when Illinois raises the personal income tax, that’s a hike in the small business income tax as well.
Lang’s proposal would impose a top rate of 9.75 percent on personal income. Small businesses also pay an additional 1.5 percent income tax on all income in the form of the Personal Property Replacement Tax, or PPRT, as specified in Illinois’ income tax code and explained in the Tax Handbook for Legislators. So the all-in, top state tax rate for a noncorporate business in Illinois is 11.25 percent under Lang’s plan, compared to 7.75 percent for corporations in Illinois. This puts Illinois noncorporate business owners at an unfair tax disadvantage against corporations within Illinois.

Under Lang’s plan, Illinois’ top tax rate for noncorporate businesses would become the second-highest rate in the U.S. Only California’s top small business rate of 13.3 percent would be higher than Lang’s proposed 11.25 percent. And unlike Illinoisans, Californians are at least protected by a constitutional cap on property taxes, while Illinois property taxes continue to spiral out of control.
Lang’s proposal would become the single best recruiting tool for competitor states that want to attract successful noncorporate businesses from Illinois. Below is a comparison between Lang’s proposal would put the top income tax rate for Illinois small businesses at 11.25 percent compared to 3.3 percent in Indiana and 0 percent in Florida and Texas. These three states take the top three spots for attracting the most Illinois residents through migration.
Not only are Texas, Florida and Indiana the three biggest gainers from taxpayer migration from Illinois, but they also account for nearly half of Illinois’ net loss of income in tax year 2013, the most recent year of data. Illinois sustained a record net loss of $4.1 billion of adjusted gross income, or AGI, in tax year 2013; Texas, Florida and Indiana accounted for a combined $1.9 billion gain of AGI from Illinois.
Though Lang’s rates kick in at higher income levels, starting at 8.75 percent for income beyond $500,000, the tax proposal would have an outsized impact on small-business earnings in Illinois. The 31,500 noncorporate businesses responsible for 72 percent of all small business income in Illinois would be hit by higher taxes under Lang’s proposal, according to Internal Revenue Service data.
illinois-lou-lang-progressive-taxSome believe Lang’s rates are illusory to pretend that a progressive-tax proposal would lower taxes for many Illinoisans and only raise rates for top earners. State Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, similarly noted the importance of allowing the General Assembly to be “nimble” with tax rates, which translates to granting legislators the ability to move tax rates wherever they want, whenever they want, onto whomever they want. Lang’s proposed rates aren’t set in stone – if politicians pass a progressive tax, they’ll be able to enact whatever rates they please. And Harmon seems to think that tax nimbleness is a virtue for politicians, but does not consider that small businesses can be just as nimble when they feel like their home state views them as targets for a tax squeeze rather than assets for job-creation.
But even if lawmakers impose the proposed progressive-tax rate, the plan would still be a disaster. Illinois’ 31,500 most successful small businesses would see a significantly higher income tax burden, with the income tax multiplying all at once, while in the background their local property taxes continue to spiral out of control. Some of these noncorporate businesses would see their income-tax burden double – or worse – between 2016 and 2017. To imagine that there wouldn’t be a significant portion of them looking for a new home is fantasy. And many of the successful small businesses that would stay in Illinois would consider raising prices, cutting wages and hiring fewer workers to pass on the cost of this aggressive new tax to someone else.
Even for a dishonest proposal, this is an especially bad one, and has strange timing coming right after Chicago was declared the No. 3 city in the world for millionaire flight. Given that IRS data show Illinois is already losing small businesses and other high-income earners at an aggressive pace, Lang’s proposal would certainly make the problem worse.


I love it, A Military Thanks on a Truck at a Fuel Center

I appreciate everything the People of the Military do and the Drivers on the road