anotherblognobodycaresabout asked: It seems a lot of people have a problem understanding that wages aren't determined by how subjectively "difficult" a job is. A job one person finds to be hard and stressful could be a breeze to another person. The latter would theoretically be more willing to do it for less than the first. The employer determines how much they are willing to spend on labor, and the employee determines what particular tasks they are willing to do for what amount of money.
BAM! Well said.
A partial list of products made from Petroleum (144 of 6000 items)
One 42-gallon barrel of oil creates 19.4 gallons of gasoline. The rest (over half) is used to make things like:
Sports Car Bodies
Car Battery Cases
Ice Cube Trays
CD’s & DVD’s
Soft Contact lenses
Americans consume petroleum products at a rate of three-and-a-half gallons of oil and more than
250 cubic feet of natural gas per day each! But, as shown here petroleum is not just used for fuel.
As crude oil prices rise, so do the cost for just about everything else. Top that with inflation caused by felonious mismanagement of the nation’s wealth, and you have a society that can barely afford to take care of itself.
Boston Islamic Center’s Imam apologizes…for speaking ill of ISIS and al Qaeda
This would be the same Imam who taught at both the Boston Bombers’ and the Oklahoma Beheader’s mosques. He writes on the website for the Boston Islamic Center an apology for speaking ill of ISIS and al Qaeda.
from Suhaib Webb:
“Accountability is a lighthouse when the fog of life sets in.” These days are hard. From Gaza, Ferguson and ISIS, it is difficult to have insight into where the world is today. That question is important. But of more importance is asking where it is now. After all, the answer to that question, is the answer to the first one. However, there are times when the fog of the future blinds us from seeing the demands of today.
I woke up the other day and decided to skim through my body of work over the last few years. Boy was I surprised at some of my posts and talks – the tone and the demonization of others – I compared ISIS to Ebola.
While I don’t agree with ISIS, al-Qāida, certain progressives and others, I ‘ve decided to apologize to anyone that I have spoken ill towards or demonized. I ask Allah to forgive me and to guide me to observe better character in the future. I asked myself, “Suhaib did you forget the 49th chapter of the Qur’an, Surah al-Hujurāt?”
Moving forward, I promise myself to address ideas instead of people, to be critical of thoughts instead of personalities and commit to ethics as best I can. That will create a better climate to unpack and examine current trends in our community, but ensure that I recognize other’s humanity and worth. Sometimes, I find myself forgetting humility, blinded by my own shine. Please, Allah, forgive me and raise me by making me humble!
read the rest (if you can stomach it)
This is why it’s difficult to take it seriously when anybody says that Islam is ”religion of peace.” Here we have an Imam, who is now connected to TWO terrorist attacks in the United States, and instead of coming out and saying that ISIS and al Qaeda are barbarians and that people who would emulate it here are dogs, he apologizes for criticizing them.
Where are the peaceful Muslims who supposedly make up the majority? Why aren’t they speaking out with an overwhelming and powerful voice against ISIS, al Qaeda, Hamas, and American Muslim terrorists? Where are their mass protests in the streets against the taking of innocent life?
There is definitely homegrown terrorism happening right here in the states.
(1933- ) Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Source: July 7, 2009 interview, New York Times (via timlebsack)
Slavery: Christian-owned t-shirt company ordered to print gay pride tshirts against their beliefs
What do you call it when individuals are forced to do work against their will?
That’s exactly what is happening on the “gay rights” front right now. With gay marriage laws falling in states across the country, the next front line for militant gay advocacy groups is to stamp out all moral opposition to their lifestyle.
Gay groups are targeting Christian owned businesses across the country with discrimination lawsuits in an effort to force them to violate their religious beliefs. A Christian t-shirt business in Lexington KY just lost their case in front of a so-called human rights commission (which apparently doesn’t care about slavery).
A Lexington human rights commission has ruled that a t-shirt company unlawfully discriminated against a gay organization in its refusal to print the group’s Lexington Pride Festival shirts – and has ordered the company employees to undergo diversity training.
Greg Munson, of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, ruled on Tuesday that Hands On Originals’ refusal to print gay pride festival shirts in 2012 did not violate the vendor’s right to free speech and the free exercise of religion, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. Hands On Originals had argued that its refusal was because it is a Christian company and disagreed with the message of the shirt – a stylized numeral 5 with rainbow colors and a list of sponsors for the “Lexington Pride Festival.”
The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization found that the company violated the city’s fairness ordinance, which prohibits public businesses from discriminating against people based upon their sexual orientation. In documents released by both the GLSO and Hands On Originals, the commission noted that the t-shirt company should cease “discriminating because of sexual orientation.”
“The evidence of record shows that the respondent discriminated against GLSO because of its members’ actual or imputed sexual orientation by refusing to print and sell to them the official shirts for the 2012 Lexington Pride Festival,” said Munson.
Gay rights advocates don’t like to admit it, but by taking up legal action against individuals and businesses whose refuse them service, they are advocating a form of slavery. Think about this for a moment:
Do you support forcing a black business owner to serve the KKK grand dragon?
Do you support forcing a gay business owner to serve the Westboro cult?
Do you you support forcing a feminist business owner to serve a pimp or a pornographer?
If you answered “no” to any of these questions and you still support forcing Christians to serve gay customers, then your thinking is inconsistent and you need to re-examine your stance on forcing people to do things they don’t believe in. If you answered “yes” to all three questions, then you need to stop pretending and just admit that you support slavery because that’s all it is.