But instead, the classic liberal response to this Russia meddling is to freak out as if anything but a generation of failed centrist policies got us to where we are now. This Russia mania that has swept up the vast majority of Democrats is going to cost them, but more importantly, this country big time. It asinine the emphasis on a minor ripple of geopolitics while the same policies of the past 3 decades are robbing the country blind..
With the tip credit laws already in place, if any tipped worker whose salary was below the $12.50/hr minimum wage didn’t make at least that in their salary plus tips, the business was required to make up the difference. Initiative 77 seems like it just wiped out the tipped credit law, and now forces the businesses to pay the $12.50/hr minimum, regardless of the workers tipped income. This is definitely an added expense to the business and the most likely scenario for making up for these expenses is to pass it on to the consumers.
Those who follow the blog know I have little patience for high tech marketers with questionable marketing aptitude, not to mention CEOs who are remarkably clueless about all things marketing. Of course, there are notable exceptions. There’s Steve Jobs at Apple, and, um hmm.
Product placement in movies is so ubiquitous that it’s even become something to parody on the big screen. Two movies that do a good job of this are “Wayne’s World” and “Josie and the Pussycats.” In Wayne’s World, the two main characters hawk a variety of stuff, including Nuprin, Pepsi, Pizza Hut and Reebok. The amusing part about this is that the product placement vignette takes place while the characters Wayne and Garth are lambasting the very thing they’re doing.
SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileEleven year old Negar Fakhraee takes the oath to become a Canadian citizen during a citizenship ceremony at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Organizing Committee’s headquarters in Vancouver in July 2009. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)Failure rates for immigrants writing citizenship tests have soared since the spring when tougher questions and revamped rules made it harder for newcomers to become Canadian citizens.Failure rates for the new test rocketed to about 30 per cent when it was introduced prompting officials to revise the test to avoid clogging the system with thousands of would be Canadians who, because they had failed, often had to plead their cases before busy citizenship judges.A reworked test introduced last month is helping to cut the failure rate to about 20 per cent, still far higher than historic levels.The old and new tests both have 20 multiple choice questions and a 30 minute time limit.Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests.