The Freedom Socialist Party has fought to increase the minimum wage to $20 an hour. Any less is obviously exploitation of the proletariat (do they use that word any more?)
This month, however, the Freedom Socialist Party placed an ad on both Indeed.com and Craigslist seeking a part-time web content manager in Seattle. The job pays $13 per hour (or more, maybe, if you are really good).
In 2012, the Freedom Socialist Party’s national platform championed “full employment” — not part-time — and an increase in the minimum wage “to $20 an hour” for all employees in all jobs.
If you are interested in applying for the $13-per-hour web content manager job, it won’t be easy. For starters, you’ll need to be “familiarity with HTML/CSS” and Photoshop. The latter is a graphics editor developed by Adobe Systems, an $18 billion private company. You’ll also need “ability to self-manage and problem-solve independently.” Proficiency in Spanish and social media as well as “an interest in ongoing political events” are desirable. And absolutely no telecommuting!
Officers’ actions were justified in the fatal shooting of a man holding an air rifle inside an Ohio Wal-Mart store, a grand jury determined Wednesday — using surveillance video the slain man’s family said shows the shooting was completely unjustified.
The Greene County grand jury opted not to issue any indictments in the Aug. 5 death of 22-year-old John Crawford III inside a Wal-Mart in Beavercreek, Special Prosecutor Mark Piepmeier said.
A 911 caller reported Crawford was waving what appeared to be a rifle in the store. Police said he was killed after failing to obey commands to put down what turned out to be an air rifle taken from a shelf.
Since the shooting, Crawford’s family had demanded public release of the surveillance footage, a request denied until Wednesday by the state attorney general, who said releasing it earlier could taint the investigation and potential jury pool.
Read the full story at FoxNews.com.
Oh, and to answer the question: Leftists are about control. The individual exists to server the needs of the state, therefore Trayvon Martin’s death was a tragedy in that a citizen shot him, regardless what injuries Trayvon may have been inflicting on that citizen. However John Crawford was shot by a cop, an instrument of the state, therefore his death was merely the price we pay for a powerful, “benevolent” state.
Conservatives need to understand what Liberals are doing in establishing the principle that cops may shoot who they want, and never be questioned. Yes, we need law and order, but only if that law and order serves the individual, not the state. The state exists to serve the needs of the individual, and as an instrument of the state any and every law enforcement officer should be accountable for how his action impact the individual. Cops are hired based on the idea that they will be risking their lives to protect civilians. The idea that a cop can then shoot any civilian he might possibly believe threatens him reverses that, and makes him a deadly tool of growing totalitarianism.
The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found.
Some 23.9 percent of Americans polled from Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of their state breaking away, while 53.3 percent of the 8,952 respondents strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion.
The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll.
Anger with President Barack Obama’s handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants drives some of the feeling, with Republican respondents citing dissatisfaction with his administration as coloring their thinking.
Read the full article at the Chicago Tribune.