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America, Ass, and Children: Amy Renee Wasney Monday at 9:31 PM While watching A Christmas Carol tonight, my attention was caught by Bob Cratchit's salary. He makes "15 bob a week." I got curious and looked into inflation and conversion to American money, and if A Christmas Carol happened this year, Bob Cratchit would be making $27,574 per year in American money. If someone works 40 hours a week at the current federal minimum wage, they'll make $15,080. So Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes $12,494 more than minimum wage workers (full time) each year. And yet we have people saying minimum wage is fine where it's at. <p><a href="http://eruhamster.tumblr.com/post/169093714870/thetakubooty-libertarirynn-hst3000" class="tumblr_blog">eruhamster</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://thetakubooty.tumblr.com/post/169093033392/libertarirynn-hst3000-libertarirynn-this" class="tumblr_blog">thetakubooty</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092911679/hst3000-libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169092756302/libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092461069/this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning-to-end-first" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>This is a total load from beginning to end. First off I’m curious where you did your research because mine showed that Cratchit made about $90 a week or $4,680 a year in today’s money. That’s not even close to your number. Secondly, if minimum wage is so necessary to prevent employers from exploiting their workers, then why don’t all companies pay minimum wage?</p></blockquote> <p>A minor point on the conversion. Christmas Carol is far enough back that inflation calculations can get a bit hairy. Some things have been reduced in price dramatically due to automation and industrialization, while others have gotten way more expensive due to (funnily enough) rising labor costs. There’s about five different ways to calculate conversion, and none if them are broadly applicable to global statements.</p> </blockquote> <p>Oh definitely. Even in my calculations it wasn’t too clean-cut. Plus the modern English shilling is not the same as the shilling in 1843. I don’t want to sound like a cynic and suggest that this person just pulled a random number out of their ass without caring whether not it was accurate because they wanted to make a point but…</p> </blockquote> <p>what was their point?</p> </blockquote> <p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p> <p>Also <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">@libertarirynn</a> you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary? Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway. </p> <p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangle_Shirtwaist_Factory_fire">Triangle Shirtwaist Factory,</a> etc. </p> <p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p> </blockquote> <blockquote><p>Their point was that Bob Cratchit made next to nothing working for Scrooge as it was, and if he got paid more than minimum wage workers today, then we have something very wrong with our society. Which isn’t necessarily wrong.</p></blockquote> Except that it is wrong, because as I just pointed out Bob Crachit was making much, much less than minimum wage. <blockquote><p>Also @libertarirynn you’re really asking why minimum wage is necessary?</p></blockquote> Yep. And if you haven’t heard me do it before you must be new here. <blockquote>Of course if everyone paid the same minimum wage, then they wouldn’t get people who cared about their jobs and it’d be harder to find skilled workers– both because existing skilled workers would rather work a minimum wage job where they could do less, and because no one would want to bother to learn trades and skills because they’ll get paid the same shit amount anyway.</blockquote> Wow I literally don’t know what to say. You pointed out the exact reasons the imposition of a minimum wage is unnecessary. Companies are naturally going to offer more if they think it will give them more skilled workers. <blockquote><p>Minimum wage is necessary to stop people from taking advantage of unskilled labor. Factory work and the like. Do you know what life was like for people before minimum wage was a thing? People were making so little that essentially all they did was work all day, and child labor was popular because the entire family needed to work to make ends meet– mother, father, and children. It was necessary to give people a better standard of living, along with abolishing child labor and making sure people did not end up working 12 hours a day 6, sometimes 7 days a week. Do you not know what Industrial Revolution America was like, before regulations? Child labor, people just asking to ONLY work 40 hours a week, extreme poverty, a lack of regulations that caused tragedies like the fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, etc.</p></blockquote> Most of that has very little to do with minimum wage, nor is it particularly relevant in modernized industry. <blockquote><p>And before you ask why it’s necessary today now that we’ve long since gotten rid of things like child labor laws… It’s for all the people who lose their jobs or are single mothers and are forced to work multiple part time jobs in order to feed their children, because so many jobs that do not pay minimum wage today require so much experience and a degree. Maybe if employers were less selfish with hiring practices and gave more people jobs when they needed them and made it so only teenagers had to work minimum wage, we’d be alright. But that’s not how the world is.</p></blockquote> We can’t just magically decide to skill is worth more money because of sob stories about single mothers. I know many a single mother who did things like go to night classes to earn a degree or even just learn particular skills to make themselves a valuable employee worth more than minimum wage. And again, most low skill jobs *do* pay above minimum wage, especially to valuable workers. I’ve only been paid minimum wage once in my life, and I’ve worked several low skill jobs. Do you know why this is? Because those jobs are dime a dozen. Wendy’s knows if they pay you just minimum wage and McDonald’s offers you a dollar more, you go work at McDonald’s. Companies being able to set their wages drives competition and therefore wages up. Skill is a commodity to be paid for just like anything else. Flipping burgers simply is not worth $15 an hour and emotional appeals involving child factory workers from 1928 will not change that. I encourage you to check my minimum wage tag for more in-depth information. <a href="https://tmblr.co/mhaiNKeZ_RViwScgQtvf7CQ">@redbloodedamerica</a> <a href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a> <a href="https://tmblr.co/m5-xacQqloOb-oZ4F4dhAIA">@libertarian-lady</a>
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Ass, Christmas, and Definitely: Amy Renee Wasney Monday at 9:31 PM While watching A Christmas Carol tonight, my attention was caught by Bob Cratchit's salary. He makes "15 bob a week." I got curious and looked into inflation and conversion to American money, and if A Christmas Carol happened this year, Bob Cratchit would be making $27,574 per year in American money. If someone works 40 hours a week at the current federal minimum wage, they'll make $15,080. So Bob Cratchit, the epitome of poverty, makes $12,494 more than minimum wage workers (full time) each year. And yet we have people saying minimum wage is fine where it's at. <p><a href="https://hst3000.tumblr.com/post/169092756302/libertarirynn-this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning" class="tumblr_blog">hst3000</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/169092461069/this-is-a-total-load-from-beginning-to-end-first" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p><blockquote><p>This is a total load from beginning to end. First off I’m curious where you did your research because mine showed that Cratchit made about $90 a week or $4,680 a year in today’s money. That’s not even close to your number. Secondly, if minimum wage is so necessary to prevent employers from exploiting their workers, then why don’t all companies pay minimum wage?</p></blockquote> <p>A minor point on the conversion. Christmas Carol is far enough back that inflation calculations can get a bit hairy. Some things have been reduced in price dramatically due to automation and industrialization, while others have gotten way more expensive due to (funnily enough) rising labor costs. There’s about five different ways to calculate conversion, and none if them are broadly applicable to global statements.</p></blockquote> <p>Oh definitely. Even in my calculations it wasn’t too clean-cut. Plus the modern English shilling is not the same as the shilling in 1843. I don’t want to sound like a cynic and suggest that this person just pulled a random number out of their ass without caring whether not it was accurate because they wanted to make a point but…</p>
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Finn, Memes, and 🤖: @starwars babe Duge one A new Hope What did you guys think? I feel like they did great on her visual effects! Tarkin's looked like he was in Disney's a Christmas Carol. Admin: Finn, SWHub

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Hail Mary, Jay, and Memes: Christmas service accidentally prints words to Tupac's "Hail Mary' instead of carol HAIL MARY Makaveli in this. Killuminati, all through your body The blow's like a twelve gauge shotty Uhh, feel me! And God said he should send his one son en To lead the wild into the crys of the man Follow me, cat my med and my fiesh [Chorus] Come with me, Hail Mary Run quick see, what do we have here Now, do you want to ride or die La dadada, la la la la l ain't a killer but don't push me Revenge is like the sweetest joy next togettin Picture paragraphs unloaded, wisc wordsbein quoted Peeped the weakness int he rap game and sewed it Bow down, pray to God hoping that heslistenin comin for me, to my diamonds, when they Seein' glisten in Now pay attention, rest in peace father I'm a ghost in these killin' fields @Regrann from @theankhlife - A Christmas carol service in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo has accidentally printed out the lyrics to late rapper Tupac Shakur’s ‘Hail Mary’ in its programme instead of the 15th century Catholic prayer. The mix-up occurred at the 2016 Catholic Joy to the World Festival at the city's Nelum Pokuna Theatre during one of Sri Lanka's largest Christmas celebrations earlier this month. Instead of finding the words "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee" the carol singers were invited to reflect on the 1997 song’s themes of mortality, violence and sex and whether they wanted to "ride or die." l Some of the lyrics probably inappropriate for a Catholic service include: "I ain’t a killer, but don’t push me-Revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin’ p****" and "...Mama told me never stop until I bust a nut-"F*** the world if they can’t adjust, it’s just as well, Hail Mary."@Dagenius_Jay33 Dagenius_Jay33 ( •_•) ∫\ \____( •_•) _∫∫ _∫∫ɯ \ \ dageniuscomedy jay funny reblog retweet follow follow followme followers follower nyc newyork queensnyc nycqueens nycbrooklyn followhim lmao comment comments commentbelow popular instagood iphonesia nyc instamood picoftheday bestoftheday

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Alive, Apparently, and Batman: 78 . Merry Christmas Eve Gothamites! Looking for the perfect modern Batman tale to read in honor of the holiday? Then Lee Bermejo's one shot graphic novel 'Batman: Noël' is the one for you! Written and illustrated by Bermejo with interior art by Barbara Ciardo (colors) and Todd Klein (letters), the late 2011 story mixes Batman lore and elements from Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol". Taking place during Christmas in Gotham City, Batman tracks down a struggling worker wrapped up in a Joker scheme named Bob Cratchit. With no intel, Batman lets him go but places a tracker on him. While in the Batcave coughing from an apparent cold, Bruce watches Bob and his son Tim in their home with a surveillance camera, wanting to arrest him now. But his butler Alfred reminds him having his son involved can lead to drastic consequences, as he experienced with the late Jason Todd (represented by Jacob Marley). Then, Batman responds to the sudden Bat-Signal, where Commissioner Gordon tells Batman that Catwoman (the Ghost of Christmas Past) has information about the Joker, but demands that she only talks to Batman. Confronting Catwoman, Batman discovers that she was lying and they reminisce about old times together. After their encounter, Batman is confronted by Superman (the Ghost of Christmas Present), who after using his x-ray vision on Batman, discovers he is coming down with pneumonia, but Batman ignores his concern. Returning to his Batmobile, the vehicle explodes and knocks out the Caped Crusader. The Joker (the Ghost of Christmas Future) arrives and drags Batman's body to the Gotham cemetery and buries him alive. While buried, Batman suffers visions of Gotham in chaos after his death and reflects on his own grim black and white view of the world since Jason Todd passed. Digging himself free, Batman saves Bob and Tim from Joker. Temped to kill Joker, Batman talks Bob out of it to be a good representation for his son. Refusing to kill him and the Joker arrested, Bruce Wayne gives Bob a raise and a better Christmas Tree. In the end the narrator reveals himself to be Bob, asking his son Tim the moral of the story. We'll have more Batman Christmas stories tomorrow so stay tuned!

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A Goofy Movie, Aladdin, and Ariel: PICTURES THEPARKHOPPERITUMBLR it-flashes-bright: cassjaytuck: primrosa: Disney Movies Listed Alphabetically (almost all of ‘em):Enjoy reliving your childhood.  Aladdin Aladdin and the King of Thieves Alice in the Wonderland The Aristocats Atlantis the Lost Empire Atlantis: Milo’s Return The Avengers Bambi Bambi II The Black Cauldron Brother Bear Brother Bear 2 A Bug’s Life Bolt Cars Cars Toon Maters Tall Tales Cars 2 Chicken Little A Christmas Carol The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Cinderella Cinderella II: Dreams Come True Cinderella III: A Twist in Time Beauty and the Beast Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas Dinosaur Dumbo The Emperor’s New Groove Enchanted Fantasia Fantasia 2000 Finding Nemo The Fox Hound The Fox Hound 2 A Goofy Movie Hercules The Incredibles John Carter The Jungle Book Lady and the Tramp Lady and the Tramp 2 Lilo and Stitch Lilo and Stitch 2 The Lion King The Lion King 1½ The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning Mary Poppins Mars Needs Moms Monster Inc. Meet the Robinsons Mulan Mulan II The Nightmare before Christmas Oliver Company Peter Pan Peter Pan: Return to Never Land Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Pinocchio Pocahontas Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World The Princess and the Frog Up Ratatouille The Rescuers Robin Hood Sleeping Beauty Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs The Sword in the Stone Tangled Tangled Ever After Tarzan Tarzan and Jane Tarzan II Tinker Bell (2008) Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue Toy Story Toy Story 2 Toy Story 3 Treasure Planet WALL-E Winnie the Pooh 101 Dalmatians 101 Dalmatians II Patch’s London Adventure Other (Animated Films): Alpha and Omega Anastasia The Ant Bully The Bee Movie Despicable Me Gnomeo and Juliet Horton Hears a Who How To Train Your Dragon Ice Age Ice Age: The Meltdown Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ice Age Scrat In Love Ice Age Shorts Collection Ice Age Ice Age: The Meltdown Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Ice Age Scrat In Love Ice Age Shorts Collection Kung Fu Panda 2 Megamind Monsters Vs. Aliens Monster House Open Season Open Season 2 Open Season 3 Rango Scared Shrekless Shrek Shrek 2 Shrek: 3D The Story Continues Shrek 3 Shrek the Halls Shrek Forever After The Smurfs Spirited Away The Swan Princess Thumbelina etc: Percy Jackson and the Olympians The Lightning Thief 17 Again You’re wonderful. JUST WHAT I NEEDED RICE KRISPIES ARE READY
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