ArtistAtLarge comments

Posted in: With 8 mil Americans out of work, why are more companies not filling jobs? See in context

And before I forgot, why is nobody asking these companies WHY they are short of employees? What did they do with their interest free, forgiveable loan from the federal government they were given, to... KEEP their employees?

Where did THAT money go? WHERE DID THAT MONEY GO?

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Posted in: China criticizes Japan, U.S. for creating exclusive group on supply chains See in context

Comedy gold.

Stay funny China!

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Posted in: With 8 mil Americans out of work, why are more companies not filling jobs? See in context

ArtistAtLarge - You forgot perhaps the seventh and possibly the most important reason - health care; or rather, the lack of a national heath care system which makes even a $15 an hour wage unlivable.

Thanks for the reminder Weasel. My fault for assuming that was common knowledge.

Medical care and insurance in America is a giant scam at every level.

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Posted in: 'No doubt' U.S. has undercounted COVID deaths: Fauci See in context

You can read the report from the university, Blacklabel. It's free and on-line.

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Posted in: With 8 mil Americans out of work, why are more companies not filling jobs? See in context

Current unemployment money is now at $300 per week. The extra money that was being paid by the states in addition to the federal money ended almost 8 months ago.

$300 a week is $7.50hr. If companies can't pay more than that, then they deserve to suffer. Many of those unfulfilled jobs are part time, so pay far less than $300 week.

Another reason is lack of daycare and schools still closed to physical attendance. Many parents cannot go back to work.

A third reason is lack of transportation. Public transport is still limited. Many people also lost their cars from lack of money. Outside of NYC, public transport in America is bad to non-existent in a good year. You must have transportation to work in America.

A fourth reason is vaccination. Only half of the nation has been fully vaccinated.

A fifth reason is illness. If they had the virus, it takes months to recover.

A sixth reason is not that many jobs were actually available.

As Dagon, said, many companies are complaining in order to have Republican legislators cut unemployment benefits to coerce people back to work with unlivable wages. That is the ONLY reason we are hearing complaints.

Nobody is living well on $7.50hr. Nobody. And every penny of that goes right back into the economy just to survive.

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Posted in: As pandemic ebbs, an old fear is new again: mass shootings See in context

America is a vast self-reinforcing culture of malignant lunacy.

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Posted in: Nothing can stop Tokyo Olympics from going ahead: IOC's Coates See in context

India thought they were in the clear as well.

Hubris. It has consequences.

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Posted in: Wages in Japan see 1st rise in 13 months due to less part-timers See in context

Very creative spin.

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Posted in: To filmmaker Gibney, opioid crisis is 'Crime of the Century' See in context

Just one of many.

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Posted in: Ishikawa town builds giant squid with COVID relief funds See in context

The sculpture put people to work. It paid for supplies and labor to create.

In other words... jobs.

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Posted in: Working from home 'doesn't work for those who want to hustle' - JPMorgan CEO See in context

Bank CEO Jamie Dimon said he wants people back at work because exclusively working from home "doesn't work for young people."

"It doesn't work for those who want to hustle. It doesn't work for spontaneous idea generation. It doesn't work for culture," Dimon said

How could he get every word wrong? That takes talent.

Is he afraid he will no longer to be able to micromanage?

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Posted in: U.S. to see growth boom, but Fed's Williams says inflation not a worry See in context

There are already credible news reports that food prices will be rising this summer in the U.S.

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Posted in: Florida governor lifts all COVID restrictions See in context

So you mean people should just get sick and die? That's an "interesting" point of view.

It is depressing how many people want this and care not one wit for their fellow humans.

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Posted in: Man United fans storm stadium, forcing game to be called off See in context

Hooligans gonna hooligan.

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Posted in: As U.S. vaccine demand falls, states look to new solutions See in context

Things are not always linear.

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Posted in: Afghan retreat: U.S. formally begins withdrawing from its longest war See in context

GDTokyo, there is a very old saying: "The map is not the terrain". This is especially true in Afghanistan.

The terrain there is known as the most challenging place on earth for military actions. It's WHY the Taliban and their predecessors have been able to hold control for centuries.

There is another old saying: "Never fight land war in Asia." Check Wikipedia for that explanation.

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Posted in: Afghan retreat: U.S. formally begins withdrawing from its longest war See in context

About time.

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Posted in: Number of Americans fully vaccinated tops 100 million See in context

Shame on those who spread disinformation and politicize one of the greatest threats to global health in these times.

Well said.

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Posted in: Panties stolen from man in Nagoya by male/female team of thieves See in context

Oh my. :)

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Posted in: As tech faces a reckoning, what you do offline can get you banned See in context

None, not a single one, not one social website has an obligation, of any kind, to accept your posts.

Why people think they do is stunningly ignorant and unforgivably self centered.

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Posted in: Australia says two deaths not likely to be linked to COVID-19 vaccine See in context

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The real facts:

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2021/apr/06/instagram-posts/covid-19-vaccines-have-not-led-6000-increase-patie/

https://www.health.harvard.edu/coronavirus-and-covid-19/covid-19-vaccines

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Posted in: More action, less talk, distinguish Biden's 100-day sprint See in context

It's nice to have an adult back in charge.

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Posted in: U.S. Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense See in context

Around 14 U.S. states already allow concealed carry without a permit.

This is insanity.

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Posted in: Lawmaker's secretary arrested for attempted murder of friend in Osaka See in context

Wow. With friends like that...

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Posted in: Many older music fans miss the complete ‘album experience’ such as cover art, liner notes and photos that have disappeared due to streaming. What's your view on that? See in context

Album cover art was some of the most amazing art ever created. Some even came with posters inside. And lyrics.

Today doesn't even compete.

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Posted in: Republicans unveil $568 bil infrastructure package to counter Biden See in context

$1 trillion is barely a start. It will take $4 trillion. Or what America has spent on the forever middle east wars that produced... nothing.

https://money.cnn.com/2017/03/09/news/infrastructure-report-card/index.html

Civil engineers say fixing infrastructure will take $4.6 trillion

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Posted in: Millions of Americans are jobless, yet firms struggle to hire See in context

Money talks. Everything else walks.

Most restaurant workers have found other jobs in other fields and the pandemic is NOT over. So still not enough customers with tips and still too much risk. And everyone of those fields listed in this article as being the hardest to find workers are low paying, public interaction jobs.

Money talks.

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