Archive for April, 2012

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50,000 from all over the world are marching on Chicago, 80 more are holed up in lower Manhattan, planning the final stages of their protest tomorrow, others are putting the finishing touches on a planned march and rally in Portland, Oregon. Occupy is not alone; Jobs with Justice, Oregon Fair Trade, and other organizations are planning rallies against government corruption, free trade income redistributing treaties and the massive redistribution of income and wealth from the 99 to the 1 percent that the corrupt federal government has engineered during the last thirty years.

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Good question! Why ain’t there no jobs? Let’s see? Wall Street, corporate CEO’s and other rich folks took a bunch and shipped them away, thanks to free trade treaties. But there’s still a ton of jobs in the United States! Right? You can bet your house on that! Oh, my bad. Everybody already did that and they lost their home equity to the rich. On the other hand, we’re all working more and earning less. That’s great for increasing the nation’s productivity, but all the benefits from working more and earning less have gone to the wealthy, mostly via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and enhanced share prices.

That’s why the stock market is such a good way of gauging how well the economy is doing. When it goes up, the 99 percent is worse off, when it goes down, it’s often because the 99 percent is doing a little better. Click on the link below and see how bad working folks have it. That’s why the economy is a rigged game. The results were fixed by your legislators and corporate bigwigs a long time ago.

12 charts from Mother Jones magazine that will make your blood boil

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Stories of Overworked Americans

Working more and earning less? Join the club. You’re not alone. And that extra work you’re doing? You got to wonder where the money you’re earning for your boss or company is going since none of it is going into your wallet. Wall Street snags a ton. Much of it winds up in the already fat wallets of the one percent. You work your fingers to the bone while they sit on their fat, lazy asses collecting dividend checks from your work.

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The Great Worker Speed Up–How Do Improve Productivity

“The big economic news of the past couple of weeks brought a study in contrasts: Hiring has slowed down dramatically, with few people coming off the unemployment rolls, while corporate profits keep climbing. How could this be?” Click on the link below to find out how.”

Working More and Earning Less–The full story

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There was a reason why Apple Inc. builds their stuff in China and Taiwan and elsewhere; some of it has to do with money, but there are other reasons, as well. An example is provided below.

“The chemical n-hexane used in the Taiwanese-owned Wintek factory caused dozens to faint, fall ill and complain of headaches and other mild symptoms. But many workers were hit harder, suffering nerve damage in their hands and feet from exposure to the chemical, the use of which is regulated in China. The lasting impact of their exposure to the toxin remains unknown, and Apple has repeatedly ignored requests for comment on the situation. They did mention the case in their 2010 corporate supplier report, but said the matter had been solved.”

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Steve Jobs death doesn't absolve Apple Inc.

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