Another Case of Suicidal Stupidity Self-Identifying
Bill Quick

Fast-food protesters cuffed at higher-pay rallies

NEW YORK (AP) — Police handcuffed dozens of protesters in cities around the country on Thursday as they blocked traffic in the latest attempt to escalate their efforts to get McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay their employees at least $15 an hour.

The protests, which were planned by labor organizers for about 150 cities nationwide throughout Thursday, are part of a campaign called “Fight for $15.”

They’re too suicidally stupid to understand that what they’re really fighting for is permanent unemployment and replacement by machines.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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Another Case of Suicidal Stupidity Self-Identifying — 10 Comments

  1. These pathetic losers won’t like the future about to run them over: Here’s The Burger-Flipping Robot That Could Put Fast-Food Workers Out Of A Job.

    The company’s robot can “slice toppings like tomatoes and pickles immediately before it places the slice onto your burger, giving you the freshest burger possible.” The robot is “more consistent, more sanitary, and can produce ~360 hamburgers per hour.”

    The next generation of the device will offer “custom meat grinds for every single customer. Want a patty with 1/3 pork and 2/3 bison ground to order?

    Momentum Machines cofounder Alexandros Vardakostas told Xconomy his “device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them.”

  2. Can’t come fast enough. I used to enjoy going to the McD’s around the corner here in NYC about once a month, but in the past few years, staff degenerated into a bunch of sullen dolts serving limp cold fries and burgers slopped together with dabs of topping, missing pickles, etc. It takes about 5 minutes to get your order. I just gave up. The machines can do better.

  3. Sounds like we’re well on our way to Harry Harrison’s Macswineys (the automated fast food place from The Stainless Steel Rat is Born).

    On a related note, the Stainless Steel Rat should be the basis for a new movie franchise, and Robert Downey, Jr. should be cast as Slippery Jim Digriz. I can’t believe Hollywood hasn’t figured this out.

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