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Comment Archives: stories: Voices: Abdul

Re: “Solving the panhandling problem

You write eloquently about this pan-handling business in downtown Indianapolis, and yet, you offer no viable solution. So what, exactly, is your point, in writing this article???????

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Posted by Shirts on 12/16/2013 at 3:44 PM

Re: “Solving the panhandling problem

"I enjoy asking critics of any panhandling crackdown if they would like for the beggars to stand in front of their homes or businesses and ask for change. If you can't figure out what the answer is, I'll give you a hint, it isn't "yes." "

Oh wow, Abdul. It's almost like an urban public space is different from peoples' homes!!

Totally agree that homeless people are really evil tho. They are keeping us from 80 million dollars?!?! CA$H. Wtf homeless folks, why don't you just take an Uber to someplace else why don't you?

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Posted by Taylor Kyle Peters on 12/16/2013 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Indiana's Tea Party does it again

someone really should do something about the water in Indiana

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Posted by Barbara Richards on 12/13/2013 at 10:02 PM

Re: “Indiana's Tea Party does it again

And you read my article. Mission accomplished!

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Posted by AdjunctAbdul on 12/13/2013 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Indiana's Tea Party does it again

How about instead of an article about some totally random guy no one has heard of, and getting all excited about some chick writing "I don't know much about this subject' on some obscure Facebook post, you write an article on the actual Nelson Mandela? Way to rise above Mr. Journalist - you will fit in great at Nuvo.

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Posted by marko polo on 12/13/2013 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Indiana's Tea Party does it again

Completely irrelevant. I hope this man doesn't get paid for these junk articles he writes.

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Posted by Jennifer Gregorich on 12/13/2013 at 1:19 PM

Re: “Pizza & Turkey


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Posted by Lamont Hatcher on 12/02/2013 at 1:25 PM

Re: “The FOP and David Bisard

When any human embarks upon any injurious situation,
rather it be physical, criminal, medical, or otherwise, to cover them with a blanket is not the solution to healing.
Only truth and treament sets us free. Where is the motor-
cycle with all the gifts and support from IMPD for the real
"family" "our community" all of us who suffered this loss
of innocent life at the hands of Bisard as well as those who
have supported him during this serious vehecular accident.
The defense thereof is not to be envied.

Posted by Michael Covington on 11/05/2013 at 9:32 AM

Re: “The FOP and David Bisard

Attorney Abdul has produced excellent coverage of this
Bisard case. The Truck incident says it all. I am totally
convinced of his guilt beyond a shadow of a doubt. I am
very disappointed in IMPD as how so many came to defend
a law breaker even if he is one of "their own". Wrong is still
wrong if everybody is doing it. Bisard killed and injured and he wrecked his truck. He is an alcoholic. He broke the law.
He qualifies for job loss, conviction, and imprisonment.

Posted by Michael Covington on 11/05/2013 at 9:23 AM

Re: “Abdul speaks for himself

u r one of those brothers who tell the white folks u agree with them. so u can keep a job in their world. so u r a lawyer,who u helping n the black comm.? how many events do u attend? i guess ut's and sellouts r still around

Posted by gumbo on 10/15/2013 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Budget Battle About to Go Nuclear

Sounds a lot like the "CONSERVATIVES" in congress.

Posted by Politics as usual on 09/17/2013 at 9:05 AM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

From "Socializing Capital," by William G. Roy, p.256: " The corporate form of property was developed when the boundary between public and private spheres was fuzzy at best. The rights, entitlements, and responsibilities that the state enforced for those who controlled corporations could have only arisen for enterprises infused with a public purpose." This was the state of affairs in the mid 1800's, when the corporation idea was just starting to take off. When Delaware got to the bottom first in its incorporation law, relieving investors of much of the threat of liability, much of the requirements for a "public purpose" were dropped.

Posted by herman_sampson on 08/20/2013 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

If you want a living wage, work to get a living skill.

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Posted by Mark Beecher on 08/14/2013 at 3:32 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

Herman - corporations are established for the public good? Where is this law?

Posted by Mark on 08/13/2013 at 10:36 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

also, see Fran Quigley's column and comment for the 29 May 2013 article in Nuvo.

Posted by herman_sampson on 08/10/2013 at 10:39 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

Ruth and realitycheck13 get it; plus these facts:
1) the minimum wage has not kept up with inflation - if it did, it would be about $10/hour
2) if it kept up with productivity increases of labor, it would be about $16/hour
3) corporations are established for the public good - they are to be socially responsible, even though that requirement is rarely enforced anymore
4) see Bill Moyer's interview with Richard Wolf for refutations of the economic objections (… in short, more people will be better off with a higher minimum wage, because more people will be spending their pay, as lower income people spend more of their income to survive
5) as Howard Zinn (the best recommendation for him: Mitch Daniels hates his work) put it, nobody works harder than the people who perform the dirtiest, most unpleasant and dangerous jobs - janitors, CNA's, mine workers, to name a few, and they get paid the least.

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Posted by herman_sampson on 08/10/2013 at 10:29 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

Lets say that Bob works at BurgerWorld for 6 months. He's gotten a hang of the job and can make burgers twice as fast as Daehtop (guess where he spends his money;) He asks the boss for a raise, boss sees that keeping Bob around is a smart move and gives him an extra 50 cents an hour. The boss makes out far more than that, and both Bob and boss are happy. Daehtop takes a lot of smoke breaks (that *is* tobacco, isn't it?) and never really improves his quality or speed. Boss gives him the kick in the face nickel an hour raise. Neither of them is making minimum wage anymore.

Are there jobs out there that never give raises since I never seen them. And if you never have a job long enough to get a raise, thats another issue that needs to be dealt with.

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Posted by Matt Hill on 08/08/2013 at 12:06 AM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

The article you link to is about workers negotiating with their employers, via a strike. It mentions these strikes may influence the call for the government to raise the minimum wage, but that is a different issue from workers uniting to negotiate.

Posted by cknopp on 08/07/2013 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

You're right! Those lazy fastfood workers should go to a for profit college and get stuck with debt and no job. Then return to making hamburgers. Or they could go to a real college, get stuck with even more debt and still no job. That is how people are get stuck working a minimum wage job for life. Plus to pay for basic needs it takes 2 minimum wage jobs survive.

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Posted by realitycheck13 on 08/06/2013 at 12:02 PM

Re: “Don't Raise the Minimum Wage

Even though we like to think of minimum wage jobs as "transitions," the reality is that many people do work minimum wage jobs permanently. The reasons vary: being cut because of staffing downsizes, little to no access to higher education, etc. People talk about raising minimum wage because many people have to live off it despite the fact that it's difficult to live (healthily, at least) of of minimum wage earnings.

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Posted by Ruth on 08/06/2013 at 11:07 AM

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