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The Sun's not yellow it's chicken

JTEM whining about this & that, plus the secrets of the universe and the occasional chicken recipe.

Posts tagged Union

Sep 19 '13
May 18 '13
Apr 29 '13

OUI!!

popinlezzgirl:

Yes to gay marriage!
Yes to Equality!
YES to my girlfriend when she’ll ask me “do you want to marry me?”

So many “yes” in France :-)) unbelievable

Apr 23 '13
Apr 18 '13

A common complaint about the USSR was that waiters had no incentive to be nice to patrons, and so Americans pride themselves on the fact that they threaten people with poverty to bring them coffee with a smile.

redplebeian:

I’ve reblogged this before. I’ll reblog it again

Oh, man, you guys are *So* close here…

In America we have a saying:  “Whooooosh!  Right over your head…”

Yes, if you’re incredibly limited in your thinking, if your mind is of a limited scope so to speak, the observation is a bit “Bourgeois” (or classist), but the statement is not intended to be so limited.  It’s an example.  It’s an illustration of a point:  Incentive is gone.  This was hardly limited to waiters in restaurants, but actually permeated the entire society.

There is real classism, there is real snobbery, but this isn’t it.

The problem isn’t limited to the waiter.  Nobody in the restaurant has any incentive to perform their duties adequately let alone well.  The person who hires (and one assumes may fire) the waiter has no incentive either.

If you really want to claw into the Bourgeois then you can use this example, but not the way you think.

See, the “Bourgeois” are so incredibly keen on the “incentive” idea, they can spot it’s absence when it DOESN’T matter to them, but they turn right around and ignore it in the case of welfare & such here at home.

Seriously, working long hours at subsistence wages is an incentive for… ???

We want the poor to pull themselves up by their boot straps, yet they… err…

I was going to say that they have no clear path to a comfortable, middle class life but that would be wrong.  The correct wording is that they CLEARLY HAVE NO PATH out of poverty and into a comfortable, middle class life.

the poor in the west have ZERO incentive.

Now isn’t it funny that the same Bourgeoisie that is so good at chastising socialism for eliminating the incentive — and pointing out the resulting damage — are incapable of seeing themselves do it when & where it really matters to them?

In the end it doesn’t matter to a western executive if the people in Russia or elsewhere lacked an incentive.  It had no impact on them, apart from making them more secure in their positions in the west.  But they do have a stake at home.  They do have a stake in the poverty at home, any & all social ills associated with it including the crime… they have a stake in western poverty and yet they are blind to their own lack of incentives.  They champion negative incentives at home and violently oppose anyone who tries to stop them.

(Source: afronaut)

Apr 12 '13

gay marriage in FRANCE

popinlezzgirl:

UNBELIEVABLE! the french senate vote YES to the same sex people marriage!!! I’m crazy. Here we are! Gay marriage in France.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Mar 26 '13

thedanishroyals:

thosedarnwindsors:

Today, as the United States Supreme Court begins listening to arguments on the Gay Marriage debate (something that shouldn’t be debated IMO), I was reminded of when Queen Elizabeth II signed the charter that supported equal rights for men and women. If Her Majesty is willing to move forward with the times, why is my country dragging its feet?

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THIS IS ALL BULLSHIT!

Gay marriage is NOT legal in the U.K.

I repeat:  Gay marriage is NOT legal in the U.K.

So who the fuck are these idiots preaching to?  Morons?  Fools who have yet to hear about Google?

And exactly how pathetic are the Brits if the only way they can get preachy on Americans is by lying?  Or, are they so out of touch with what’s going on in their own country that they actually believe this crap?

Oh, by the way:  I live in the United States and gay marriage is legal here.  I even know some gay couples who have gotten married.  If you don’t believe me, and you’re rich or cute (both, preferably), come on over and I’ll marry you…

So tell that wrinkled old war criminal of a Queen to #1  get the fuck OUT of Ireland and #2  start recognizing gay people as citizens with full & equal rights.

Until then:  Stuff it, Liz.

Feb 28 '13
thepeoplesrecord:

Cambodian workers on hunger strike against Walmart & H&MFebruary 28, 2013
Self-organized garment workers at a Walmart and H&M supplier factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, have been camping in front of their shuttered factory for almost two months to prevent their bosses from taking out the sewing machinery.
Now the workers have escalated to blocking roads, and will launch a hunger strike February 27—all to push Walmart and H&M to pay them the back wages they are owed. Their cause is drawing support from workers at another Walmart subcontractor on the other side of the world.
“We decided to go on hunger strike to show that we not just any workers,” said one of the leaders, Sorn Sothy, 26, who works in the warehousing part of the Cambodian factory. “We are strong, committed, and united.”
The workers were informed in September that their factory, Kingsland Garment Co., Ltd., would temporarily close until January. Under Cambodian labor law, they would be paid 50 percent of their wages during this time, and brought back to work in January.
But in December, the paychecks stopped coming. The company union told the workers that the company was bankrupt and the owner had fled the country.


This is extortion. Nothing more, nothing less than extortion.
They worked for a company. That company stopped paying them. That company claims it went bankrupt. So now they are telling different companies — companies that they don’t work for — that they must pay them $200,000 OR ELSE.
This isn’t organized labor, IT’S ORGANIZED CRIME.
These people are criminals.
This is shameful. And, even worse is that it’s so clear, so screaming obvious and yet so many still support what they are doing. Walmart is a lousy company, true, but these people never worked for Walmart.  Walmart doesn’t owe them money.  
You can sympathize with what these people went through without mindlessly supporting their every action. 

thepeoplesrecord:

Cambodian workers on hunger strike against Walmart & H&M
February 28, 2013

Self-organized garment workers at a Walmart and H&M supplier factory in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, have been camping in front of their shuttered factory for almost two months to prevent their bosses from taking out the sewing machinery.

Now the workers have escalated to blocking roads, and will launch a hunger strike February 27—all to push Walmart and H&M to pay them the back wages they are owed. Their cause is drawing support from workers at another Walmart subcontractor on the other side of the world.

“We decided to go on hunger strike to show that we not just any workers,” said one of the leaders, Sorn Sothy, 26, who works in the warehousing part of the Cambodian factory. “We are strong, committed, and united.”

The workers were informed in September that their factory, Kingsland Garment Co., Ltd., would temporarily close until January. Under Cambodian labor law, they would be paid 50 percent of their wages during this time, and brought back to work in January.

But in December, the paychecks stopped coming. The company union told the workers that the company was bankrupt and the owner had fled the country.

This is extortion. Nothing more, nothing less than extortion.

They worked for a company. That company stopped paying them. That company claims it went bankrupt. So now they are telling different companies — companies that they don’t work for — that they must pay them $200,000 OR ELSE.

This isn’t organized labor, IT’S ORGANIZED CRIME.

These people are criminals.

This is shameful. And, even worse is that it’s so clear, so screaming obvious and yet so many still support what they are doing. Walmart is a lousy company, true, but these people never worked for Walmart.  Walmart doesn’t owe them money. 

You can sympathize with what these people went through without mindlessly supporting their every action.