We can't stop them if we give up. We don't need to give up. We just need to work smarter and harder and longer.
I've donated. It sucks that we pay officials to take care of the taxpayers and then Helen is financing the only real effort I've seen to made to "mind the store." Elected officials, whether they identify as conservative or liberal - they don't have the courage this woman has.
You wouldn't necessarily expect elected and appointed officials to know everything about every subject. What you should expect, and demand, is for them to slow down and research the subjects they don't understand. As soon as Ms. Sharp started asking her questions everyone who is supposedly representing taxpayers should have stopped what they were doing and found out if, just possibly, she knew what she was talking about. It was obvious from the beginning that she knew more about it than they did. She's paying for the lawsuit with the help of whatever people kick in, but we're all paying for the suit on the government's behalf. A suit that didn't have to happen.
6400 miles. That's how far we are from Israel. Yet we sit here in Chattanooga and speak with authority about cultures we know very little about except for what our political leaders tell us. The citizens of Israel don't speak with a single voice and neither do the Palestinians. I do think it's interesting that social media is allowing the citizens of both countries to speak to each other without the filters of their respective governments.
One thing the dues get ya is this. Say you're 50 and at the height of your profession and skill sets. The bean counters can't decide to replace you without cause just to get someone younger and cheaper in. You do your job, do it well, and you get to keep doing it. They also negotiate work rules which in our family's situation is good for the employee and real good for the customer. Again, the bean counters have a harder time cutting corners on safety. There are professions out there where there is mutual respect between management and professionals. Ask the Germans, they operate that way which is what this is all about isn't it?
Timbo you are actually spot on about the incentives.
Fairmon there are plenty of good union/management relationships. You don't have a clue. And yes we pay dues, worth every penny, and we also have a tremendous amount of respect for management
Referring to an earlier post about handing out lollipops to children. What the hell are we supposed to do to them? Go down the line and give each kiddie a slap. I have hopes that the adults in this situation can take whatever measures need to be taken, and that may include deportation, and still show some kind of class. We used to operate that way but a certain faction of Americans have forgotten the phrase, "We're better than that."
Ecuador's got some pretty good deals too. Even on the coast. Of course if you want no government interference, Yemen might be your cup of tea.
Thanks Ki. I thought it meant "bad gas" and he was crying out for medication.
We're cool as long as we all understand that customers have the right to shop, or not shop where they want. I won't go back to Hobby Lobby because of their unmitigated hypocrisy. The day they clear their stores of Chinese made merchandise I'll believe that they have sincerely held religious beliefs against abortion. As it is, I think I know what master they serve. The other side is that I also have a vote. I'm what is known as a swing voter. We're getting more numerous and we're swinging elections. Those of us swing voters who are women are bit by bit sliding away from the Republican/Tea Party. The men can 'splain to us all day long how there's no war on women but really and truly, we get decide that. Five men. Five men who will never become pregnant made a decision that impacts women's health care. Well, well.