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Name: Steven Leser
Gender: Male
Hometown: New York, NY
Home country: USA
Current location: NYC
Member since: Tue Jan 4, 2005, 04:36 PM
Number of posts: 25,247

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Matt Taibbi's truthiness analyzed

Fellow DUers have compiled a nice list. This was a comment under another OP and I thought it needed to be it's own OP.

Smear of Obama with mistakes pointed out
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=433x54049

More half truths and non-truths about various Democrats here:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=433&topic_id=54049&mesg_id=54106

And more:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=104&topic_id=790084

And here is another spot on analysis;
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022141335

And Taibbi's fabricated quotes about Wes Clark:
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=433&topic_id=54049&mesg_id=54107

Facebook mandates that its vendors pay workers minimum of $15/hr and certain benefits at a minimum

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/economy/facebook-tells-vendors-pay-workers-least-15-hour-n358371

Facebook Tells Vendors to Pay Workers at Least $15/Hour

Workplace benefits at Silicon Valley's biggest names including Google and Apple are the stuff of legend. Now tech powerhouse Facebook is entering the minimum wage fight, implementing new standards on benefits for its contractors and vendors.

Vendors or contractors in the U.S. who do a "substantial amount of work" with the social media company will be required to pay their workers at least $15 an hour. Other requirements include offering at least 15 paid days off for vacation, sick pay and holidays.

Additionally, individuals who do not currently receive parental leave will be offered $4,000 in "new child" benefits, according to a blog posted on Facebook by COO Sheryl Sandberg.

While other tech companies have boosted benefits for some security guards and shuttle drivers, Facebook is among the first tech giants to publicly take a stance on the minimum wage. The federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 an hour.

From the "Of course she did" files - Pam Gellar endorses Ted Cruz for President: Graphic warning

http://pamelageller.com/2015/05/cruz-garland.html/



I endorse Cruz for 2016. The media is going to try to use this against him. But they have been thoroughly discredited in the past week. They are aligned with our enemies.

Get behind Cruz. I know its early — but the truth is, it’s late in the fight. I have been considering this for some time and will write a more comprehensive post when time permits, but Cruz is the best candidate in the field. Bar none.

The conquered media is viciously enforcing the sharia in their attacks on me. But I believe it does more to expose them than damage our fight for freedom. My email box is crashing with emails of support — tens of thousands of letters.

The media has been outed. If we had a responsible media, they would report more of the positive developments in light of the terror attack. The jihadists were the end of the line. By drawing them out, we exposed their network. We were able to expose the network without getting anyone killed. The FBI are now going after the sources. They are gleaning intel from their computers as we speak. We smoked out a terror structure.
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more retchworthy word salad at the above link

Followup on Uber discussion re: Philadelphia Journalist report

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6646542

So as I noted, I always ask my Uber drivers whether they like driving for Uber http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6647194 and I have had a 100% positive response rate.

So today, I took an Uber and asked the driver and got another positive response. But this time, I followed up with, "An article just came out that had some negative things to say about Uber. It says that after expenses and Uber's cut, you only end up making $9.30 an hour or so."

and the driver said, "yes, that amount is about right." To which I replied, "but if that's right, why do you like it?"

The driver's response was, he used to work for a regular car company and he averaged $8 an hour for them. His car was often idle, and the dispatchers played favorites. He said that both issues are common ones that drivers face with regular car companies. He is always busy with Uber.

I'll continue to ask the same questions.

You're doing yourself a disservice not checking into this declared 2016 Democratic Candidate




LMAO - All three!!!

I find this lock problematic (I did not participate in the OP)

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10026634874

In the context of the Democratic primary, this is important current news that is being discussed and candidates are being contrasted with this information.

xPost from GD - Hillary with huge leads in Iowa and New Hampshire, post Bernie announcement

Hillary leads 51-13 in New Hampshire (38% lead) and 60-15 (45% lead) in Iowa. The funny spin of the CNN article is hilarious. The poll numbers aren't that different but Bloomberg rightfully notes that Hillary is dominating in Iowa but CNN focuses on the fact that Bernie's numbers jumped from 6-13.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/06/politics/bernie-sanders-poll-new-hampshire-2016-elections/

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-07/poll-hillary-clinton-dominates-in-iowa-bernie-sanders-second

Hillary with huge leads in first post Bernie announcement Iowa and New Hampshire polls.

Hillary leads 51-13 in New Hampshire (38% lead) and 60-15 (45% lead) in Iowa. The funny spin of the CNN article is hilarious. The poll numbers aren't that different but Bloomberg rightfully notes that Hillary is dominating in Iowa but CNN focuses on the fact that Bernie's numbers jumped from 6-13.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/06/politics/bernie-sanders-poll-new-hampshire-2016-elections/

http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-07/poll-hillary-clinton-dominates-in-iowa-bernie-sanders-second

And this is how you manufacture outrage against someone

Compare my comment: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=6628645

with the OP to which it is a response.

We've discussed, Hillary, Bernie and Elizabeth. What about Lee Mercer Jr.? He was first to file...

All three!!!!!



http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/lee-mercer-jr-is-already-running-ads-for-the-next#.rlQOA58D8

Meet the first person to run ads for the next presidential election: perennial candidate Lee Mercer Jr. of Texas, who has already filed paperwork with the FEC to run for president in 2016.

Mercer’s TV ad ran at a discounted price on several channels. A Brooklyn resident told BuzzFeed he saw the commercial while watching a hockey game on NBC Sports on January 29th, and people on Twitter responded that they saw the ad that day as well.

“Lee L. Mercer, Jr. of Houston, Texas is announcing his campaign for President of the United States in 2016 as a democrat to save America with Intelligence Management Education,” the ad says.”He is campaigning a Special Election Government Platform New Neutral Developed Intelligence Second U. S. Government that was patented in 2000 by the U.S. Department of Justice and Defense research and development testing.”

“The U.S. Congress’s bid appointed him Conservator President of the United States
with power of attorney. Political ad authorized and paid for by Mercer for President,” the ad concludes.
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