“Unexpectedly” Minimum Wage Raise Is Closing Businesses

Oh wait, isn’t that what people said would happen? $15 minimum wage hike is hitting, hurting NYC restaurants.

Since the $15-an-hour minimum wage hit New York City in December, Liz and Nat Milner say, they’ve been forced to slash their full- and part-time staff to 45 people from 60. Quality has suffered, they admit, and customers have noticed: They’re not coming in like they used to, and when they do, they’re spending less.

No more freshly made tortillas. Just ones purchased from the supplier. Do you think anyone noticed?

Pay more and get less. Sounds like the strategies of the Left summed up in one sentence.

Rules limit the amount of time employers can train wait-staff, so they can’t even ensure that the service in their establishment is uniform. Which also impacts quality. And costs have gone up. So businesses are cutting hours, and staff and closing completely. (Hat tip to Wirecutter – And the liberals never saw this coming…)

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Florida Teachers Can Be Armed – Liberals Have Their Knickers in a Twist

Because guns are scary. Some Florida Teachers Can Now Carry Guns In The Classroom.

The law, an expansion of the state’s Guardian Program, was passed in response to the 2018 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead. The program initially allowed certain school employees or hired guards to carry weapons but was expanded by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in May to include teachers who meet certain training standards if their school district approves. [My emphasis. Z-Deb.]

Guess how Miami-Dade, and Broward County schools are reacting.

And all the expected reactions are coming from all the usual suspects. The Sky Is Falling. Blood In The Streets. Whatever.

Hat tip to LCBren at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler, who notes…

The only way to deal with a bad guy with a gun..is a good guy with a gun.

I Don’t Think This What the Green-New-Deal Folks Had in Mind

But it technically is a hybrid. Lamborghini Hybrid Uses Supercapacitors in Place of Batteries.

The Lamborghini Sián (pronounced “Shaan”) is not exactly a gas-saving marvel, though it is a marvelous machine.

The car’s Sián moniker, meaning “flash or lightning” in Bolognese dialect, denotes the first electrification of a Lamborghini production car. While most hybrids use electric motors to downsize the accompanying gasoline engine, in this case Lamborghini combines it with a massive V12 engine. It incorporates titanium intake valves and is rated at 785 hp (577 kW) at 8,500 rpm—the highest output ever from a Lamborghini power plant. Combined with the additional 34 hp from the hybrid system, the Sián delivers a total of 819 hp (602 kW), enabling it to reach a top speed of over 350 km/h (217.5 mph).

The electric part of the hybrid system takes advantage of regenerative breaking, and aids in acceleration from a standstill. Instead of 2000 to 3000 charge cycles of an lithium-ion battery, a super-capacitor should last through millions of cycles. They don’t have the energy density of a battery, but what they do have is speed for charging and discharging.

Sixty-three of these incredible machines will be built with a price tag of $3.6million. In case you have some spare change. Will they be eligible for tax incentives? (Are we still giving people $7500 bucks to buy a Tesla?) Hat tip to SiGraybeard.

Free Enterprise or Government Control

And if you look at history, which no one does, government control NEVER works. Home Depot co-founder: Bernie Sanders is the ‘enemy of every entrepreneur’.

The co-founders of Home Depot believe if Bernie Sanders were president when they tried to open their business in 1978, the home-improvement retailer may never have existed.

The mention all the usual suspects when it comes to government control.

Hat tip to Oppo at IMAO, who has more info on Bernie’s plan to destroy the housing industry in America.

German Teens Are Afraid of their City

Americans are used to being afraid. It is how the Left has wanted us for a long time. But in Europe, the cities have been very safe. Not anymore. “We girls can’t be carefree and light-hearted anymore in our own country”.

Marla is a 14-year-old in Cottburg, Germany, a university town in Brandenburg. She spoke on August 21st. And I should note, that Cottburg is not Berlin, or Munich. It has a population of about 100,000 people.

There is a video, with subtitles and a transcript at the link above. (Hat tip to The zombie apocalypse survival homestead.