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    Jul. 28, 2014, 01:47 PM
    I consider myself to be a fiscally conservative, socially liberal Independent. I believe in marriage equality. I believe that abortion should be...
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    Jul. 28, 2014, 01:02 PM
    I LOVE BUTTERCUP! Look at that expression! Sheilah
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    Jul. 28, 2014, 12:28 AM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    There is NOTHING that can't be fixed with duct tape. The wire thing escapes me. I have a hard time seeing spatial relationships and working with wire...
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    Jul. 28, 2014, 12:26 AM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    There is always hope. Or at least, there should be. I think we can all agree on that. I just want there to be enough opportunity for people to act on...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 11:25 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Thanks! I worry more about him than I do my youngest, a fifteen year old. I keep reminding myself that he is still young and he has time to find his...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 11:20 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Oh, don't even get me started on the gender grouped vocational classes! I freaking HATED cooking. But when I tired to get into wood shop, you would...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 11:10 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    This is a discussion that is only just starting in my community. Well, in the wider community. The town I live in is wealthy and parents here hate to...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 10:00 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Who was it that was talking about Mike Rowe and his push to draw attention to the lack of skilled blue collar workers? He set up a foundation...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 09:48 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    This is very true. Sheilah
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 09:19 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Not stalking you. Hard to miss when we have some Facebook friends in common. We do live in neighboring states, and we do share an interest in the...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 09:14 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    I have been told by a former auto shop teacher that a lot of the trade programs in high schools were ended because the liability was just too...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 08:53 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    I have a friend who hosts linemen candidates who are here to attend the lineman course. They come from all over the country. She said that in the...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 08:37 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    One of the local school districts did something very similar. They started a medical magnet high school where students could concentrate on a...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 08:31 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    That is not what I said. At all. She said she had certain beliefs and that she would support efforts to build or expand certain programs and I...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 08:20 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Why the hostility? Sheilah
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 08:18 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Costco's expansion, while maintaining both customer and employee satisfaction, means they're doing something right. In n Out has had a steady,...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 08:08 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Again, I am just telling it like I see it. You said you already did put your money where your mouth is. Which could very well be true. I can only...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 03:52 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Nope. What Costco "was" doesn't count. The fact that have been able to expand as they have, while paying their employees a decent wage, kind of...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 03:50 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Wonderful examples of paying your own good fortune forward. I mean that sincerely. But for every person who has access to someone like you? There...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 03:42 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    By the comments that she makes on a public forum (COTH). By the comments from others that she supports on a public forum (COTH). And by the content...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 03:35 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Bullshit. As is demonstrated by In N Out, a company can still pay their employees more than $10 an hour, make HUGE profits and a better product. ...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 03:31 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    I would like to add, for clarity, that I don't think raising the minimum wage (in and of itself) will do much to change circumstances for the...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 02:56 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    I respectfully disagree. Sheilah
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 02:55 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    And that is my point. For many, if not all, of the folks caught in a generational trap of poverty? It isn't just a "tough spell". You had the...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 02:45 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    If there are conservatives who are willing to step up and do what needs to be done, then you all need to start standing up and demanding better...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 02:36 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Regarding bolded in quote: WRONG! The businesses decided profits over all else and left for overseas. Unions will and do make concessions when they...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 02:19 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    Correct. Someone can always have hope. But hope alone will not magically make things happen in places where nothing is changing. To be blunt, and...
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    Jul. 27, 2014, 01:39 PM
    IdahoRider replied to a thread McDonald's paycheck in Off Topic
    It appears that if someone is too well spoken they are a plant. And if they aren't well spoken enough, then they are proof that "those people" just...
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