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imageAs pressure mounts to raise the wages of fast food workers, advocates may want to take note that such wage increases eventually pass a threshold where it makes financial sense to simply invest in automation. As Grocery Store cashiers learned, these jobs are not a given. We are all competing not just with each other but with robots. 

One of the primary reasons that the gap between the rich and poor has increased so much in the past 20 years has been the rise in IT.  Once we purchase a computer, robot, etc. its capabilities – its output and productivity are owned by the buyer which increases the wealth generated by that person.

As people demand McDonalds pay workers $15 an hour and the government insists that they also provide health care, restaurant owners are increasingly evaluating whether to simply replace their work force with machines.  

Naturally, in 2017 when today’s “living wage advocate” is ordering their Big Mac from a friendly touch screen and having it delivered momentarily by a robot they’ll make no connection between how their beliefs resulted in more people living in poverty. Instead, they’ll blame McDonalds. They’ll blame greedy restaurant owners. But they won’t consider that perhaps it wasn’t such a good idea to price people out of their workforce.

More reading:

http://singularityhub.com/2013/01/22/robot-serves-up-340-hamburgers-per-hour/

http://www.thestar.com/business/2012/11/29/automatic_burger_machine_could_revolutionize_fast_food.html


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on Sep 10, 2013

For a pub? Damn. I know permits & whatnot are a tough nut in some places, but...

That is why he is a wage slave, and the host owns this business.

on Sep 10, 2013

The 4 million is to bribe the LCC as you need a Police Check to be the licensee of a Pub ....

on Sep 10, 2013

The 'whatnot'.

on Oct 03, 2013

On one hand, it sounds gross - some machine will make burgers for me? Really? But on the other hand, machine wouldn't spit in your burger if it's having a bad day))

on Oct 03, 2013

TracyFlynn
But on the other hand, machine wouldn't spit in your burger if it's having a bad day

Or sneeze.  Or spooge.  All of which have occurred.  Got that goin' for it, for sure.

on Oct 03, 2013

A robot would just say instead....

"I'm sorry.  I can't let you have that, Dave - you're fat" ...

on Oct 03, 2013

That's funny... I'd swear there are no pics of me online.

on Oct 04, 2013

I was being 'generic'.... I could also have said....'you have no teeth'...

on Oct 04, 2013


I was being 'generic'.... I could also have said....'you have no teeth'...

Now you are peaking at my picture!

on Oct 05, 2013
The truth is, when we have plentiful access to plant-based foods, and understand that eating animals is not necessary to good health, then the choice to eat animals anyway demonstrates the desire to intentionally hurt others. No matter how much we may talk about kindness, no matter how much we may practice it elsewhere, as long as we demand that living, feeling individuals be harmed and killed for our pleasure— as long as we choose violence over compassion— then we do not live a good or just life. Far greater than the sum of our good acts is the trail of blood, suffering and death we willfully and needlessly leave behind us. - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf
The truth is, when we have plentiful access to plant-based foods, and understand that eating animals is not necessary to good health, then the choice to eat animals anyway demonstrates the desire to intentionally hurt others. No matter how much we may talk about kindness, no matter how much we may practice it elsewhere, as long as we demand that living, feeling individuals be harmed and killed for our pleasure— as long as we choose violence over compassion— then we do not live a good or just life. Far greater than the sum of our good acts is the trail of blood, suffering and death we willfully and needlessly leave behind us. - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf
The truth is, when we have plentiful access to plant-based foods, and understand that eating animals is not necessary to good health, then the choice to eat animals anyway demonstrates the desire to intentionally hurt others. No matter how much we may talk about kindness, no matter how much we may practice it elsewhere, as long as we demand that living, feeling individuals be harmed and killed for our pleasure— as long as we choose violence over compassion— then we do not live a good or just life. Far greater than the sum of our good acts is the trail of blood, suffering and death we willfully and needlessly leave behind us. - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf

Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter

- See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf

Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter

- See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf

Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter

- See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf

 "There are no magical slaughterhouses where animals are fed their favorite meal, make a last phone call to a loved one and voluntarily hold their breath until they die. The act of slaughter is violent, vicious, bloody and hellish. The animals do not sacrifice themselves for your pleasure, tradition or greed. They are dragged in, kicking and screaming until their last breath. Don't fool yourself into thinking that you can eat meat, dairy and eggs and remain disconnected from this violence.The only way out is VEGAN."

 

The Saddest slaughterhouse footage ever shows no blood or slaughter

Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf
Saddest Slaughterhouse Footage Ever Shows No Blood Or Slaughter - See more at: http://freefromharm.org/animal-cruelty-investigation/saddest-slaughterhouse-video-ever-shows-no-blood-or-slaughter/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeFromHarm+%28Free+from+Harm%29#sthash.TSgOYgwD.dpuf
on Oct 05, 2013

markgil
The only way out is VEGAN

Plants scream when they are mown down.

The only way out is retrospective abortion.

Don't eat.

on Oct 05, 2013


Quoting markgil, reply 115The only way out is VEGAN

Plants scream when they are mown down.

The only way out is retrospective abortion.

Don't eat.

LOL

Now pass the steak sauce.

on Oct 05, 2013

what do you think the cows you are eating eat?  if you are so worried about plants, you should still be vegan to do the least harm possible.

on Oct 05, 2013

 

Saying eating animals is “yummy” as a justification for killing them is pretty much the same argument as saying rape is okay since it feels good to the rapist. Civilized people require more than sensory pleasure to justify behaviors.”


on Oct 05, 2013

They've hooked up plant material to a polygraph and it still has a reaction to being eaten.  They also get upset when you try to burn them...

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