Apr 2, 2014 iridius commented on Your Favorite Indie Shop Is Out of Business if $15-an-Hour Happens.
First, let me state that I am pro $15/hr. Having said that, let's do some simple math. If you pay your employees $11/hr and you have 120 hours that you assign to various employees, your total costs for wages are $1320 (I'm leaving out taxes, L&I, etc., just to make the math simpler.) If you raise the minimum wage to $15/hr, the wage cost goes to $1800. (I'm using real life hours and wages from a small business where I work.) My calculations show that's a ~36% increase in wage cost. WHOA. But wait... the difference is $480. I can't tell you here what that is %-wise in regard to profit, but I can tell you it's less than 5%.
Jul 15, 2013 iridius commented on One Member of the Zimmerman Jury Already Has a Book Deal.
Does a fully informed jury apply here, where jurors judge not only the case but the law?
May 6, 2013 iridius commented on What You're Not Wearing: Portland Nightlife Edition!!.
Could I please have the email for This Skull? TYVM :P
Mar 21, 2013 iridius commented on Shock Value.
Where is the evidence that Douglas Pearce is a known Nazi sympathizer? I'm not seeing it.
Feb 1, 2013 iridius commented on Girl No More.
Beck, Scientologist. Ew.
Dec 10, 2012 iridius commented on Santa Claus, Hillary Clinton, and Other Democrats.
Shouldn't it be "Hillary Clinton's to WIN"?
Jul 17, 2012 iridius commented on Today in Marquee Messages That Confound Me.
It's an anagram for "A Rerecorded Mousse Sow", obviously.
May 25, 2012 iridius commented on Six Moms with Too Much Time on Their Hands and a Shitty Website Decide to Fight Gay Superheroes.
I just sent a letter too, but my friend made a good point. If Marvel or DC doesn't actually read ever single letter, they may count your positive letter in with the negative ones. It would suck if your positive letter ended up actually swaying DC or Marvel to do something in response (although I think they won't).
May 24, 2012 iridius commented on Amazon Announces It Will Quit ALEC, Sources Say, as Protesters Infiltrated Shareholders Meeting.
I do not like ALEC at all, but this article is inaccurate. ALEC was NOT responsible for the Stand Your Ground Law. They adopted the legislative language from it into their model bills.
May 21, 2012 iridius commented on What You're Not Wearing: Fuck Yeah, Fashionistas!!!.
@7 - that's a bad thing?