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Bio Just a dumb farm boy from north central Kansas
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commented on Non Sequitur
9 days ago
I am so glad the Huffington Post is telling the whole world this. I am sure the cat was already out of the bag, but now it is out of the house.
Actually you are correct, I have never seen a post in which you mentioned your business, and ditto. I started my own business just over 9 years ago, and I agree, the boss can be a jerk (although, technically speaking, the ‘boss’ is actually the customer (and they too can be jerks). I have been known to get my 40 hour week in by noon on Wednesday. I admire your principle about “not hiring only to lay off employees”. It is too bad so many so many ‘employees’ don’t see their boss as the ‘customer’. Kind of makes me wonder how they treat the people they hire to do things for them.
commented on Non Sequitur
10 days ago
Actually it started long before that, but yes a get deal of it came to fruition beginning in the 80’s and 90’s. A lot of it has to do with the changing paradigm in this country.A hundred years ago the American Dream was to be one’s own boss, own one’s business and property. That began to change with the rise of the middle class, as more parent sent their kids to college. With the GI bill, the mantra began to shift from “You should go to college so you don’t have to work as hard as I did” to “You need to go to college to get a good job.”>As I said it came to fruition in the 80’s, many small business owners closed shop because there was no one to take over the business (the kids were executives at some ‘Corp’, or they were victims of the economy (high interest, high inflation) and went out of business or were bought out by the big ‘Corp’. >I know a lot of you think the unions are responsible for the middle class, but they are only a result of it. It is the small business owner who created the middle class, not employees of some big ‘Corp’, Go look it up yourselves, see how many people used to file “self employed” / business returns compared to today. How many mom and pop grocers, hardware stores, clothing stores, shoe stores, lumber yards were there in your neighborhoods in the 50’s and 60’s. There aren’t any left in my neighborhood. All we have around here now are national chains. Kinda coincidental isn’t? The middle class is shrinking too. >How many of you dreamed of owning your own business? TrustedMechanic, you ever open your own shop? Linguist, you ever open your own resort? or other hospitality center? Judging by the comments you make about employers, I am guessing you have never been on this side of the table. I could be wrong.
That is all well and good, how did the cost per room (the cost to the customer) compare to other resorts? I guess I am saying someone has to pay for all that. And I am guessing you were better paid as well than at your previous positions. Being an executive, did it occur to you to take a pay cut, so your employees could have other benefits?
commented on B.C.
12 days ago
Dude you are so stupid as to be ridiculous. Just another misinformed, ignorant, (and no doubt low information Dumocrat) enough with the lies and misinformation. > First of all, the hybrids created during the middle of the last century are not considered GM. (even though they are technically, through the process of selected breeding, “Genetically modified”) Especially corn, starting with the American Indians some 5500 years ago. Hybrid seed production did not become popular, until after WWII (the late 40’s and early 50’s) when fertilizer (a war time product) became ubiquitous as well. """About 95 percent of our corn acreage now is planted to hybrid corn. We produce at least 20 percent more corn on 25 percent fewer acres than in 1930, when seed of hybrid corn became available in quantity to American farmers. From the time of the first settlers, who obtained corn from the Indians, farmers selected seed ears from the standing stalk or from the crib. They entered the best ears of these open-pollinated varieties in fairs and shows, and people thought the prizewinners would pass on their superiority to their progeny and so improve yields. It did not turn out that way."""[http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/timeline/corn.htm]>As the above article points out, we can grow more with less. Let me clarify: 75 years ago every thing was grown “organically”, and we could feed about 135 million Americans plus a few more world wide. Today, we feed more than twice that number, on roughly 80% (probable less) of the land we had, from urban sprawl. >[http://npic.orst.edu/factsheets/glyphotech.html].I would like to know what your definition of “drenched” is as well. Not to mention, how many years of actually real farm experience you bring to the table. Just so you know, all herbicides, fertilizers (chemicals) are used as sparingly as possible, given their expense, to maximize profitability. >Surfactants only break down the surface tension of water, which allows for easier absorption by the plant. It has nothing to do with “to penetrate more deeply into plant tissue” only to get it passed the surface of the plant.>And another glaring falsehood, “it requires more water to produce than ‘natural’ crops”. Actually they require less water, however, more water is actually used, with a greater yield. My grand father was one of the early pioneers in irrigation. He told me (years ago) that irrigation didn’t really have much effect, until the added use of fertilizer, in combination with Hybrid seeds. >Aren’t glad you live in a country that affords you the luxury of being able to buy “organic” food, while at the same time feeding the rest of us. So before you go clamoring for more controls and regulations, I would ask you, who do you expect to starve, if we are required to return to “organic” farming?
good one… I wonder how many people know just how ‘healthy’ tofu is made?
commented on B.C.
14 days ago
Just exactly where did I lie? ""you are a foolish troll with a sad little mind. LOL now go away""take your own advice.
commented on Pickles
14 days ago
Yep, that me, scouring the house, muttering under my breath, “where’s my marbles, I just had them a few moments ago” >The best one is “Why am I here”…meaning, why did I come into this room? What am I standing here looking for? >“Finally got it all together and I forgot where I put it”>“Of all the things I have lost in this world, I miss my mind the most”>“I can forget more in one day than most people will know in a life time”
in the words of Spock (Star Trek IV), “Oh, yes, the Greats”
Then perhaps the authors of this comic should stay out of politics as well. As several others have pointed out, this is obviously a liberal dig at Wall street. >If you don’t like it, don’t read the comments. Take yourself somewhere else. What is it with you dope smokin hippy Liberals? If I post something you don’t like, the I have to stop posting, but if you post something I don’t like, I either have to change to accept it or I am called any number of things from a primitive un-evolved neanderthal to a racist or a bigot? Where is the tolerance? Aren’t Liberals supposed to be tolerant? Oh, that’s right, tolerant of everything but Conservatism. >Might I suggest you take your intolerance somewhere else, and let us have a conversation without your inane interuuptions
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