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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:17 AM
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Home of the Whopper! New manufacturing jobs exploding in Florida!
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 07:20 AM by TruthIsAll
Don't believe for a minute the liberal smear that we are losing jobs. Not true.

In a 3 mile radius of my home, I saw scores of help wanted signs posted for engineers - Manufacturing engineers. Companies now looking for graduate M.E.'s are McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, Sbarro, Ruby Tuesday, etc. And they promise not to outsource any of them.

My first job out of college was as a Manufacturing Engineer at a Long Island defense manufacturer.

The University of Miami is revising the Engineering Curriculum to include courses such as Manufacturing Burgers 101, Introduction to Fried Chicken Technology and Advanced Pizza Design.

Bush wants to classify flipping burgers as manufacturing jobs. Well and good. Lets face it. The American economy is changing. And so we must recognize the fact that only a good education will get you the manufacturing job of your dreams.


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Florida_Geek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:22 AM
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1. OTOH, the new "high-tech" computer jobs in Fl
most now require you to already have a security clearance. No clearance too bad.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:32 AM
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2. When Will They Be Fined For Illegal Zoning?
i mean, typically, manufacturing has to move to those metro areas specifically zoned for manufacturing activities. You can't just have factories located helter skelter all over town. In most US cities, manufacturing occurs down by the RR tracks. Also, will the employees be required to wear yellow hard hats?

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patricia92243 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:34 AM
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3. Assembling ingrediants for burger = "Building Contractor"


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Picasso Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:46 AM
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4. Here is the story from the Daily News
Making Big Macs builds jobs?

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/wn_report/story/166533p-145751c.html

A White House wonk says building a Big Mac is a manufacturing job.
Fast-food jobs should not be considered service sector work because it actually is "combining inputs to manufacture a product" - and should be reclassified as manufacturing work, Gregory Mankiw wrote in the Bush administration's annual economic report.

Democrats accused President Bush's chief economist of trying to mask the fact that 2.2 million high-wage jobs have been lost since Bush took office.

"Unable to stop the hemorrhaging of American manufacturing jobs, the Bush administration is offering up some world-class job creation sleight of hand: Change the definition of what constitutes a manufacturing job," griped Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.).



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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:12 AM
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24. Only in a Pub Nerds Mind can this be true
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newyawker99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:46 PM
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26. Hi Picasso!!
Welcome to DU!! :toast:
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IADEMO2004 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 07:47 AM
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5. University of Miami leads the way
That is great news, During our county platform meeting we lamented the fact that our public schools were not producing the $2 a day work force that American business needs
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:09 AM
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6. Transforming inputs
Given the new definition of manufacturing, every american manufactures shit from food. The inputs are combined and results are made. That is a huge creation of manufacturing jobs... thanks
bush.
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JNelson6563 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:02 AM
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9. haha good one
:-)
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:13 AM
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7. yes after many years
of working in the steel industry and heavy equipment assembly i should be well qualified to assemble the complexities of the burger king whopper.
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thefencehurts Donating Member (9 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 08:33 AM
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8. WOOHOOO
Being a current employee of Burger King myself, I will be expecting my pay rise to come quite soon then.
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:52 AM
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10. i'm applying for a "Vegetable Consolidation Consultant" position

i'll be the guy that fills up bottles of catsup from the partially used ones every night!

thank god for retraining!
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:58 AM
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11. Is this for real, or a lounge topic?
:D

If President Coward* wants to classify fast food as manufacturing, he can shove two whoppers and five happy meals up his backside!
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:01 AM
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12. real! part of the Friday news dump

this ripe turd is in the same report that claimed the 2.6 million jobs and came from the clown that said 'outsourcing' was a good thing.

but yes, they are considering changing the official definition of 'manufacturing' so they can instantly ADD 10 of thousands of manufacturing 'jobs'

there's just no end to their madness
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:25 AM
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16. OH MY FREAKIN' GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (link for reference)
http://www.newsday.com/business/ny-bzmac0221,0,7767423.story?coll=ny-business-headlines

:grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr: :grr:

Bush* is utterly mad!

I now have a new selection of delightful, choice picked, grade A words to describe * with. However, even the admins on DU would have to delete this message out of concerns for tastefulness. :-(
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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:13 AM
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13. I always knew my MCSE would come in handy!
McDonald's Certified System Engineer.

At least I'll be working in an environment that is somewhat like my former certification.

"Route" those "Packets" (ketchup) down the line". :)

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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:22 AM
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14. How about "manufacturing babies?"
I put this on another thread that seemed to go nowhere so...in the spirit of the latest WH idea:
Seriously, that would bump up those numbers! Every baby born is "manufactured" by its parents and provides at least *one* job that involves "labor" right? Shouldn't all of those mothers be classified as having a "manufacturing" job? If we really want to get Orwellian, we can then say that the fathers are "job creators!"

If you are a Replicant Party member, this is win-win for your boy Chimpo*----
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WhoCountsTheVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:25 AM
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15. good point that creates one full time job
with no overtime, and one part time job easily filled by an unskilled teenager.
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wellstone_democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:29 AM
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18. helps with that "guest worker" program as well!
there is no end to the way that "manufacturing babies" as a job helps the economy! That panders to someone or other in some voting block---mainly Latinos that he courts with insulting "programs" that are phony.

I'm serious, if ketchup could sucessfully become a 'vegetable' in the 80s under Reagan, burger flippin' is GOING to be a "manufacturing job" so, why fight it, surrender...

Myself? I'm going to damage the economy by washing my car in my own driveway rather than "creating jobs" by going for the 15.00 automated wash where ex cons dry the bumpers. My bad I guess.
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:26 AM
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17. Project engineers wanted to manage the production of...
...fast-food items, cradle to grave. Only degreed PEs need respond. Excellent starting hourly pay, benefits not provided.

Yikes.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:39 AM
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19. Is this for real? Do you have a link?
I have to read it to believe it. This over the top even for aWol* :crazy:
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nostamj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:40 AM
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20. uh, there are TWO links in this thread already....
Edited on Sat Feb-21-04 10:43 AM by nostamj
it is definitely 'for real'

on edit: see # 4 and # 16 for links
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:08 AM
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23. thanks for pointing them out.....
not awake yet and this certainly seems like a bad dream. I am going to show this to my husband who sells equipment to manufacturers.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 11:14 AM
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25. Only in a Pub Nerds Mind can this be true. Incredible nerve but so telling
The Pubs are desperate for any good news, they manufacture their own. Talk about WHOPPERs?
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:42 AM
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21. Yeah, and ketchup is a vegetable!
Fries will cost you extra.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 10:55 AM
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22. Well, this is about the dumbest things I ever heard!
This just gets better, and better every day, doesn't it?

The Bush* White Castle (formerly House) is the new Snickers bar...."Now packed with the most NUTS EVER!":crazy:

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 09:51 PM
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27. Kick!!
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 10:50 AM
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28. You have a moron and a Machiavellian Nazi teamed up in the WH.
Its been an outrage or two per day over the last 3 years. Expect it to get worse. Much worse.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-22-04 11:17 AM
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29. Now I KNOW I'm getting old
Edited on Sun Feb-22-04 11:21 AM by rocknation
I can remember when the Rethugs wanted to make ketchup a vegetable!

;(
rocknation
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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 06:08 PM
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30. Give it a kick for a 30 reply-blinker...
Who says Bush is losing manufacturing jobs?
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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 06:14 PM
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31. If Kerry does not hammer Shrub for this, I will be pissed.
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-23-04 06:52 PM
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32. Twoallbeefpattiesspecialsaucelettucecheesepicklesonionsonasesameseedbun
When do I start? :-)
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