What the Heck?! Thread

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  1. PanAsian
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    I don't know, I suppose on a personal case by case basis.
     
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    No one, at least not me, is saying anyone should be handed a living without working, however I am saying working without being able to achieve a certain standard of living is a legitimate reason for discontent.
     
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    It's not the low-paying menial jobs that are the problem. The problem is when people can't move up from those jobs.

    Low wage jobs have a role in the economy. They're supposed to be stepping stones to better jobs.

    Instead of targeting the minimum wage, which as plawolf has pointed out, is a necessity born from the existence of a state welfare system, why not identify and tackle those barriers that are preventing people from getting better jobs?

    Child care, health care, education, entrepreneurship, these are the things that empower people and allows them to work at building a better life.

    I understand that the two are not mutually exclusive, and that the former seems to be "free" while the latter costs a lot of tax-payer money, not to mention leadership and vision. I am just tired of seeing politicians pass "feel good" minimum wage laws instead of making actual progress at bettering people's lives.

    Ontario is a prime example of this.
     
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    The Party is your mother, the Party is your father, you shall not have any other gods before the Divine CCP.

    Couple Held in China Are Free, but ‘Even Now We Live Under a Cloud’

     
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    Religious zealot idiots acting as trouble makers under the disguise of "Christian aid workers".
     
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    Nah, they're most likely spies working under the guise of "humanitarian" workers. Of course, the public will never know the truth because these things are always covered up. All we get is a one-sided account of how they are supposedly "innocent".
     
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    They didn't even get the equivalent of the US Guantanamo Bay prison treatment of "Muslim terrorists" without a day in court!:eek:o_O;)
     
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    LOLOL Wow, if you read it, the clues are all there, disguised in kind words. It's really obvious those 2 were spies working for the government. You would really need to have no extrapolation ability to think these 2 might have been innocent. Good job, congrats to the Chinese authorities (not that hard a case to be honest) and people, remember, when you go to China, follow Chinese law and be honest to customs when declaring your intent of visit. Or you'll end up like these 2 morons.
     
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    hmm, your comment is weird (misplaced) considering the article is about two CANADIAN nationals. They broke Chinese law, they got behind bars, they got deported. Nobody want to adopt them as parents. Their father is a "guy" somewhere high in the cloud literally.

    You would not have get my attention if you were being sarcastic about two CHINESE nationals trouble with Chinese government as you always do and I am used to ignore it. Or I might have seriously considered the possibility that you made a valid point.
     
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