Comments by queenhoneeybee

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Congratulations! Way to go

Congratulations! Way to go Jama! I am so excited for you!

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truth is minimum wage

truth is minimum wage inflation has failed. unlike most federal benchmarks there is an inequality in our system. large corporations need to be held accountable along with our government. wage inflation should be $22-28 p/hr. We need a fair system in place to help the economy, local spending, job creation... we need a system in place that provides exceptional healthcare for the working mother, disabled, elderly... we need a system in place where someone takes the lead. truth is corporations would not succeed if it weren't for the people who do the work. why sell them short?

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Larry Gilbert never said

Larry Gilbert never said anything about Levesque or Argo. That is the part that bugs me the most. If you are going to report SunJournal give the People the truth and facts. I have it on Youtube if you need to be reminded!

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so we have a call center that

so we have a call center that promotes alcoholism in their own facility? and no way for a person to go to rehab because they can't afford it. i guess they can sit and view all the pretty fish.

What is disheartening is reading this smear campaign against Larry Gilbert. Really Scott?

"it's an elitist and ignorant attitude to say that every business should be offering full benefits"~what is elitist and what is ignorant is to believe that healthcare is not a human right and that companies can't afford to pay a good wage.

there are good call center jobs, then there are telemarketing jobs. truth is... these big wigs make enough corporate dollars to provide more than a $13p/hr wage and to provide healthcare, eye, and dental. not only is it important to value employees with praise, it is important to show appreciation by taking care of those who dedicate their time and effort-happy employees make a greater turnout.

and pay them on time!

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Gorgeous pictures Russ!

Gorgeous pictures Russ!

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my guess is that jason is

my guess is that jason is going by hearsay. former mayor larry gilbert in no way, shape, or form mentioned argo. the current mayor mentioned a list of jobs.

nonetheless, former mayor larry gilbert is right when he says that we need living wage jobs that provide meaningful health insurance benefits. i remember times that i had put countless hours into my work to try to put food on my table and pay my rent. my employers would hire me as part-time but schedule me for full-time hours just to get away without providing healthcare coverage. there were many times that i would be hired as a full-time employee and i would have a substantial amount for coverage only to be told that they don't cover pre-existing conditions, they don't provide eye, or dental-and it was literally the only jobs that i could have because of either location or that there were no jobs around... so i would wait until the next.

if price inflation has gone up (as it has) we never think of wage inflation going up (as it hasn't very much). today it should be $22-28p/hr to reflect price inflation since the 60's. but instead people complain that those who do the jobs that they would never dream of doing because they had no other chance or choice to survive should be deserving of less. they should be oppressed, suppressed, and made to feel like they really don't matter... that they are in fact, just a number in the corporate world.

people here in lewiston are screaming for jobs. there is no work. it doesn't matter if it is telemarketing or any other corporation... there are no jobs here, they don't provide health insurance, and there are no jobs to designated to a person's capacity of skill level.

scott taylor, i ask of you-where is the real story? what is the story that you could have put some real debate behind? some real facts? i respect you-i do, but there was so much emphasis on housing in the downtown, bridging the gap between the 'other' downtown and lewiston, and demolitions. how can we hear from the people that truly matter-lewiston residents and specifically downtown residents? with refusal to rebuild safe, habitable housing in the downtown but accepting funding to tear buildings down left and right without replacing housing stock that does not poison our children from lead (by the numbers), where people don't have to live in unsafe housing, and people held accountable for their part... where is the real story?

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Oh Aden! How cool is that!

Oh Aden! How cool is that!

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i'm sorry but it sounds as

i'm sorry but it sounds as thought the woman was alone ? for her to have to call someone in the first place ?

if i was a woman... alone... i would be very worried about a man approaching me. it seems as though tensions were high on his side. if someone is already on the aggressive side the its only normal for a person to feel defensive.

i think that this could have been avoided if the posting was correct, but it is not anyone's job to show up anywhere and tell someone that they can't or can do anything. if someone felt that what a person/business/organization was doing something illegal then call the police officers or contact the right person. its not our job to play vigilante or dictator-especially when approaching a woman... alone. it is not okay!

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i went and there was no one

i went and there was no one around although there was a vehicle and keys on the desk. there was a conference room window that was open slightly, and lights were on. its nice that they want to give stuff away for free. i just got a new office space and i was hoping to get a couple items. there seemed to be a lot of items. i didn't feel as though there was much confusion... i went to the right place and the right times.

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It would be nice to get to

It would be nice to get to the bike paths easily.

I think the de-peopled idea is ridiculous. Its going to take a person who gets seriously hurt before people nix that idea.

I am on foot and on bike for my travels in the twin cities. I currently reside in Auburn and have been looking for a home in Lewiston because I love Lewiston for one, but the commute is a potential killer-and that is even crossing in the cross walks.

As for Turner Street... it does become a more residential area at some point and its hard to commute to the malls... Center Street-forget about it.

What is wrong with the world today, is that we don't have candid, casual conversations with passerbys anymore and we are more restricted and live in a bubble oblivious to what is going on in communities on how we can get involved to what policies need to change to even simply knowing your neighbor.