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So this is a bit of wind, so we will start from the more popular figure & it's relevancy to Covid & work our way back to CRT...




Why did this catch my eye besides the obvious? I was watching a news article pointing out more CERTAIN parents have decided to begin home schooling. Not out of a risk of Covid. It's because they are so worried about CRT, they've decided THEY want to teach specifically their children what THEY want them their children to learn. What could go wrong with that? More people clueless about what the Holocaust was really about? More people who think the Civil War was really about just state rights?

Let's take a look at where such things may come from...


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Starting to think it's a tossup whether unmitigated climate change or other forms of willful ignorance will do the planet in first.
 
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Americans have loved McDonald’s Quarter Pounder ever since a franchisee introduced the iconic burger to the country in 1972. In the 1980s, A&W attempted to capitalize on the success of the Quarter Pounder—and drum up a little competition for Ronald and friends—by introducing a third-pound burger. The bigger burger gave consumers more bang for their collective buck. It was priced the same as the Quarter Pounder but delivered more meat. It even outperformed McDonald’s in blind taste tests, with consumers preferring the flavor of A&W’s burger.

But when it came down to actually purchasing the third-pound burgers, most Americans simply would not do it. Baffled, A&W ordered more tests and focus groups. After chatting with people who snubbed the A&W burger for the smaller Quarter Pounder, the reason became clear: Americans suck at fractions. Alfred Taubman, who owned A&W at the time, wrote about the confusion in his book Threshold Resistance:
More than half of the participants in the Yankelovich focus groups questioned the price of our burger. "Why," they asked, "should we pay the same amount for a third of a pound of meat as we do for a quarter-pound of meat at McDonald's? You're overcharging us." Honestly. People thought a third of a pound was less than a quarter of a pound. After all, three is less than four!

As insulting as it sounds, SOME people are stupid. The real issue is when they doggedly do NOT want to learn the facts even after their misunderstanding is pointed out.
 

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As insulting as it sounds, SOME people are stupid. The real issue is when they doggedly do NOT want to learn the facts even after their misunderstanding is pointed out.

Give them time. At some point STUPID people will be a protected group.
 
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I did not know that... you can get a 10-year jail sentence reduced to 3 years if the judge thinks you're only a white supremacist because of your uncle.


What they did:

Both victims were approached by the two white men before one of the attackers came up from behind and punched them in the face hard enough to break their jaws, prosecutors said. Both victims needed emergency surgery to repair the damage, performed by the same surgeon in back-to-back operations at Maine Medical Center about 12 hours after the attacks.

“In an instant, their jaws and their sense of security were shattered,” Sawyer said of the attacks.

One of the victims told jurors he moved from Biddeford after the attack because he no longer felt safe in the community.

Prosecutor Timothy Visser told jurors that Leo and Diggins had “a choreographed dance” in which one of the men would distract the victim and the other came up and sucker-punched him from behind.

Why the judge chopped 7 years off the nephew's sentence:

“It is very clear to me that Mr. Diggins acted because he hates Black people,” Torresen said. “He is a white supremacist. He has tattoos all over him saying the same. For you, it appears the motivation is much more complicated. First of all, I know you were intoxicated. Secondly, you were totally in the thrall of Maurice Diggins. You sought approval. You wanted to make him proud, and apparently you did make him proud when you pounded the face of an unsuspecting Black man who did you no harm.”
 
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With the nationwide labor shortage making it harder for restaurants to hire and retain staff, one iconic Seattle fast food chain is upping its hourly wages to entice more workers.

Dick's Drive-In President Jasmine Donovan announced Wednesday that the fast food company will bump up starting wages to $19 per hour beginning on Sept. 27. Workers will automatically move up to $20 per hour once they pass their first skills test, which usually occurs within the first 12 weeks of employment. Raises and bonuses also come with more skills training, and the top hourly pay rate for crew now stands at $21.75.

With many locations understaffed, the company also announced that all employees who work more than 32 hours a week will be eligible to earn overtime for additional hours through the remainder of the year.

"Most of our employees are working in restaurants that are understaffed and need to work harder than ever to deliver the quality food and instant service our customers expect," Donovan wrote in a letter Wednesday.
 
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