Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Volcano Threatens Nuke Plant But No Worries!

Not that anybody cares or like it’s a big deal or anything but a the first nuclear power plant restarted in Japan since the Fukushima plant melt downs is now being threatened by a volcano.

This would seem to be cause for alarm, the fact that a nuclear reactor may be blown up along with a volcanic eruption but I say that can’t be a problem.

Fact is, 3 plants in Japan have been melting down for over sixteen hundred days now and you hardly hear anything about it from our corporate media or our corporate government. So if nuclear plants blowing up and sending radioactive hot particles all over the earth was something to be concerned about, surly our press and government would have said something about it.

Reuters news seems to be a bit worried though and you can see the video and story HERE.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

This Friday Is Trinidad Art Nights

Join us in Trinidad for a wonderful night in the village and beyond. Please check out the schedule below and plan your night or just come and find surprises around every corner. This is a great night for friends and family!

SCHEDULE for August 7th

There is now a Shuttle Service Provided by Cher-ae Heights Casino.

Special Event: BLM in collaboration with the Trinidad Museum and the Trinidad Rancheria will open the lighthouse on the Trinidad Head from 3pm-6pm.
Julie Clark will be giving living history performances throughout the opening at the lighthouse. She role plays as Josephine Harrington, Lighthouse Keeper Harrington's wife. Music by JD Jeffries.


  Featuring multimedia art from the Trinidad Art Gallery.

TRINIDAD TRADING COMPANY 460 Main St. Abstract Expressionist, Reuben Mayes, acrylic on canvas.
TRINIDAD MUSEUM 400 Janis Court at Patricks Point Drive. Author-historian Jerry Rohde presents, "Wish You Were Here," a postcard tour of Humboldt County from Richardson Grove to Prairie Creek.

SAUNDERS PARK (start of Patricks Point Drive) 7:30-8:30. Aerial Dance performance with members of the Synapsis Troupe. 6:00 Open Drum jam. Skate Ramps provided by Trinidad Skatepark Alliance.

TRINIDAD MUSEUM 400 Janis Court at Patricks Point Drive. Author-historian Jerry Rohde presents, "Wish You Were Here," a postcard tour of Humboldt County from Richardson Grove to Prairie Creek.

WINDANSEA 410 Main St. Featuring locally crafted gifts.

“Saunders Plaza,” the start of Main St. Dance music by “Blue Rhythm Revue,” sponsored by Saunders Plaza businesses.

SALTY’S 322 Main St. Ocean lovers welcome.

STRAWBERRY ROCK GALLERY 343 Main St. Featuring many fine local artists.

THE LIGHTHOUSE GRILL 355 Main St. "A Celebration of Home", Howdy Emerson, oil on canvas.

“Lighthouse View,” start of Trinity St.

BEACHCOMBER 363 Trinity St. Corbin Brasher, Wild and Wooly Feltworks. “From the Hearth,” artisan Pizza by Colleen Kelly. Music by the Sand Fleas

MOONSTONE CROSSING 529 Trinity St. “Some Images of the North Coast,” Marc Chaton, Digital Photography. Jazz standards from Tony Roach.

SEASCAPE RESTAURANT AND PIER 1 Bay St. “The Seascape Collective.” Art work from Seascape staff.
Take the complementary Cher-ae Heights Casino shuttle to the pier.

TRINIDAD ART GALLERY 490 Trinity St. Featured artists: Connie Butler and Howdy Emerson. Original music by singer-songwriter, Margaret Kellerman.


300 Trinity St. Boffer Ring and Face Painting. Kids crafting.

TRINIDAD CIVIC ROOM 409 Trinity St. Closed for August

TRINIDAD EATERY AND GALLERY 607 Parker Road. Featuring local artists. Music by “For Folk's Sake.”

TRINIDAD TOWN HALL 409 Trinity St. Closed for August

Thank you to all our sponsors, Trinidad businesses, participants, artists and musicians!

For more info please visit our website:

Monday, August 3, 2015

When We Raise Minimum Wage To $15.00 Per. Hour, What Will A Big Mac Cost?

I have asked the same question by looking at the minimum wage during the 1970's and the cost of a Big Mac at the time. I came to the conclusion that you could purchase more big macs in the 1970 after working one hour at minimum wage than today.

Now Thinkprogress.org has come up with some math to back up what doubling the minimum wage would to the labor cost of a big mac. It would raise the cost from $3.99 to $4.16 or in other words it would go up .17 cents.

For those of you that don't understand the difference between cost and labor cost, you should read up on this. If you think doubling the minimum wage will double the cost of goods consider this.
Excerpt from Thinkprogress

 If the minimum wage were increased to $15 an hour, prices at fast food restaurants would rise by an estimated 4.3 percent, according to a new study. That would mean a McDonald’s Big Mac, which currently goes for $3.99, would cost about 17 cents more, or $4.16.
The study from Purdue University’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management also found that in order to compensate for the higher cost of employee compensation at limited-service restaurants, or those without table service or tipping, if they decided to change food sizes rather than prices, the Big Mac would shrink somewhere between 12 and 70 percent.
The price increases would be a good deal larger if the minimum wage were raised to $22 an hour, or average private sector pay: the authors found they would increase by 25 percent, raising the price of a Big Mac by about a dollar.

See the whole story

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