• Michael Lee
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  • Business . california . minimum wage . SB 3 .

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), California's largest labor union, has filed two initiatives in an attempt to raise minimum wage in California to $15 per hour. The first initiative, titled the Fair Wage Act of 2016, was proposed by the SEIU-UHW, the healthcare worker arm of the union. This initiative seeks to raise California’s minimum wage to $11 in 2017 and then gradually increase it a dollar per year until it reaches $15 in 2021. Once the minimum wage reaches $15, it…

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  • Facebook . Politics . religion .

I saw this meme on my Facebook feed the other day: This meme, originally posted by the Facebook page, Uncle Sam's Misguided Children, was shared by two of my Facebook friends. I'm sure it has been shared by plenty of others and, as a result, has been viewed by thousands. Look at the meme again. If you give it more than a half second of thought, you will notice that the math is a bit off. $360,000,000 / 317,000,000 = $1.136 (per…

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  • cancer . nutrition . obesity . sugar .

It is finally becoming common knowledge that the foods we eat contain far too much sugar. The history of sugar and its use in our foods in this country is long, but to provide a simple overview: - In the 1960s and 1970s, scientists began collecting evidence that foods with saturated fat could raise LDL cholesterol and, therefore, increase the risk of heart disease. - As a result, in 1976 Senator George McGovern called a hearing to raise attention to the…

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  • gmo . salmon .

Update: Megan published my comments. It was a simple misunderstanding as they landed in her spam. So definitely no harm, no foul. I leave my post below for anyone interested in the topic of GMO salmon. I thank you, Megan, for the opportunity to add input on your blog and I definitely appreciate the transparency. --- This topic deviates a bit from what I generally write about but I feel that I should put it out there for the sake of…

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