June 14, 2017

Wednesday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (061517)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 10:15 am

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  1. This robot-powered restaurant is one step closer to putting fast-food workers out of a job


    A secretive robotics startup has raised a new round of venture funding as part of its quest to replace humans with robots in the kitchens of fast-food restaurants.

    Momentum Machines secured over $18 million in financing, according to a SEC filing in May. The startup has generated investments from top VC firms Google Ventures and Khosla Ventures in the past.

    In 2012, Momentum Machines debuted a robot that could crank out 400 made-to-order hamburgers in an hour. It’s fully autonomous, meaning the machine can slice toppings, grill a patty, and assemble and bag a burger without any help from humans.

    What will we do without the secret sauce (human spit) seasoning in our fast food? /sarcasm/

    Millions of entry level jobs are on the line, are you so sure liberals you want that $15/hr minimum wage????

    You know, IF I were to consider a conspiracy theory, it would make sense for the greedy self serving elites to push up the minimum wage just so they could perversely increase their bottom line by laying off the useful idiots who protest for this. Knowing the advances in programming, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out if you push the cost of labor up it eventually becomes cost effective to automate, see the Auto Industry… No one seeks change until they become pressed to do so. The old saying applies, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. The labor paradigm works the same way until some fool (Democrat) causes a disruption. The worst part being, once businesses realize there is an alternative (many managers lack creativity and vision) the cost per unit in buying these robots falls like any other product as they rush to compete. In other words, the fall out from this will be once the R&D is done and a market is created, the prevailing wage needed to compete with a robot will be eventually lower than the current minimum wage of $7.25/hr.

    Democrats and their idiot followers have sown the seeds of their own destruction. Using the force of government to line their pockets is what liberals do. There are only two types of liberals, those who create the myths and those who believe them.

    Comment by dscott — June 14, 2017 @ 8:19 am

  2. A direct attack on Democracy occurred today with the shooting of Republican Congressmen. The shooter (a Bernie supporter, James Hogskinson) was stopped before he could achieve a massacre.

    This is the logical outcome of the hate and vitriol spewed by liberal Democrats in an attempt to delegitimize Trump and anyone who is of the Republican Party. Which brings me to the outrageous assertion made by Democrats during the Comey hearing, quoting King Henry II, ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?’ in making unfounded assertions against Trump.

    Democrats have once again displayed their habit of Projection of their methods and attitudes onto anyone who opposes them. The shooting of Republicans was a direct result of their dog whistle screeching of how evil Republicans are.


    Comey paints a portrait of Trump: ‘Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?’


    Democrats have engaged in facilitating domestic terrorism. It’s not guns, it’s the hateful mind that pulls the trigger. Who told this guy when and were Republican Congressmen were practicing baseball???? WHO? It was report the shooter was asking who was practicing, Republicans or Democrats and then blam, blam, blam.

    IF you don’t think this is realistic, then I point you to a Democrat who paid and directed mentally ill persons to disrupt Trump campaign rallies. This is what Democrats do, it’s not even arguable anymore.

    Democratic heads roll after video shows agitators planted at Trump rallies


    There is only one way for Democrats to distance themselves from the results of their rhetoric: Bernie Sanders, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff and the rest of the Democrat leadership must without qualification denounce the shootings and demand everyone of THEIR followers step back from any more hate speech against Republicans.

    Comment by dscott — June 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am

  3. The Shooter:


    Interestingly, this lib nut job bought into Democrat Projection believes that Seth Rich was killed by the GOP… I think this points to where the liberals are in denial who destroyed their party, Hillary Clinton.

    Seth Rich, a Bernie supporter, by all accounts exposed Hillary Clinton for the corrupt politician she is and leaked to Wikileaks.

    Comment by dscott — June 14, 2017 @ 11:33 am

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