Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Amazonians United Wins PTO for all Amazon Workers

quote [ So why did we begin a campaign for PTO? Because we found out that Amazon was promising us Vacation Time and PTO on paper, but denying it to us in practice. ]

#NotDying4WallStreet Goes Viral as Progressives Reject Efforts to Put Corporate Profits Over Public Health

Turns out so many of those workers who were told they didn't deserve $15/hour are essential. Who knew? If only some guy in the 1800's wrote about a theory of value centered around labor.

Britney Spears calls for wealth redistribution, general strike on Instagram

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by steele@6:21pmGMT]


steele said @ 6:27pm GMT on 25th Mar [Score:1 Hot Pr0n]
steele said @ 7:06pm GMT on 25th Mar [Score:1 Underrated]
hellboy said @ 2:34am GMT on 26th Mar [Score:2]
What can you do?

You can accept that your investment income is going to take a hit JUST LIKE EVERYBODY FUCKING ELSE, ASSHOLE.

Maybe you should have set aside more money in your rainy day fund. Maybe you should have cut back on indulging in luxuries like buying coffee from a cafe. Maybe you could get a second job.

Or maybe you shouldn't have assumed you'd be able to cruise on passive income for the rest of your life.
Bruceski said @ 11:05pm GMT on 25th Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
I got a call from my complex today, they're not raising rates on renewals like usual so I'm saving $35/month. You know, still kill all landlords but it's a nice gesture and they can be toward the end of the line.
steele said @ 12:46am GMT on 26th Mar
Make sure to get your reps in. We've got some long days ahead of us.

steele said @ 4:15pm GMT on 26th Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
Wulf said @ 7:34pm GMT on 25th Mar
Yup, so that's exactly why they're thumping to get everyone back into the stores tomorrow. "America's not built to shut down, we can't shut it down" It sounds like there's a bomb under this bus and I'm not sure how long we can just "circle around the airport".
steele said @ 8:27pm GMT on 25th Mar
They're willing for millions to die to prop up the market for just a few months. Insanity. Of course they were already doing that, but now it's mask off.
donnie said @ 7:42pm GMT on 25th Mar
If only some guy in the 1800's wrote about a theory of value centered around labor.

Sure, but if you're paying someone $100k for a job and two hundred people line up at your door willing and perfectly capable of doing the job for half that price, then what do you say to them? That they're not allowed to price their own labour for a competitive advantage?
rndmnmbr said @ 7:49pm GMT on 25th Mar [Score:3 Underrated]
Or maybe it's time to start asking why they're so desperate they'd undervalue their labor by 50%, and fix that problem instead of taking advantage of their desperation.
the circus said @ 8:21pm GMT on 25th Mar
Economics are descriptive not prescriptive. It informs us what might be easy or difficult, not what we ought to do.
steele said @ 8:25pm GMT on 25th Mar
System is literally collapsing around you and you're still like, "But how could I not be expected to take advantage of people's desperation?"
donnie said @ 8:31pm GMT on 25th Mar
No, I'm saying it's dangerous to generalize one way or the other. Marx's theories are as broken as Smith, Rothbard, Keynes, and Hayek's - just in different ways. My country is spending tens of billions bailing out vulnerable people from the chaos we today find ourselves in, and I think that's a perfectly sensible response. That doesn't mean that when it's all over I think people shouldn't be permitted to negotiate their salary.
hellboy said @ 2:37am GMT on 26th Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
Funny that you left out Friedman.
donnie said @ 10:20am GMT on 26th Mar
The sentence was getting long. Throw him on the pile too if you'd like...
steele said @ 8:46pm GMT on 25th Mar
Are you sure, because I'm pretty sure just about all previous economics related comments you've made on this site and the one before have been for a system that relies on a imbalance of power between ownership and labor. Matter of fact, I think the last time I wasted time replying to you, you were trying to pretty up a description of "foreign investing" that was ultimately neocolonialism.
donnie said @ 10:31am GMT on 26th Mar [Score:-2 Boring]
filtered comment under your threshold
Hugh E. said @ 9:03am GMT on 26th Mar
Is that job CEO?
steele said @ 4:44pm GMT on 26th Mar
zarathustra said @ 1:40am GMT on 27th Mar [Score:1 Informative]
This is the first time I have heard of Tara Reade.

When people ask me why I don't care for Biden ( other than the plagiarism thing) it is because I worked with a woman back in 86/7 (when Biden was first trying to be president) whom he made a pass at a fundraiser she was attending with her boyfriend. I assumed that there must be others out there with similar stories.

Now I know.
steele said @ 2:19am GMT on 27th Mar
Tara Reade is the first one openly accusing him of full on sexual assault, but there's been quite a number women accusing him of inappropriately touching them going even beyond just the memes of him sniffing hair. I saw a video the other day, which I unfortunately can't find right now, that was basically him just rubbing and sniffing every little girl that came near him and asking them how old they are and then telling them not to date until they're 30. Just over and over. Like it's one thing to have a go-to routine to communicate with kids, but that aint it, chief.

Haven't even watched all these yet.
zarathustra said @ 4:31am GMT on 27th Mar [Score:1 Informative]
That would be consistent as, if I recall correctly, she said he was constantly feeling her new fur coat ( back when that was a thing) and when he got her alone suggested that there might be room in there for two.
steele said @ 12:37pm GMT on 27th Mar
That tracks with rumors he wasn't allowed at certain functions because he couldn't keep his hands to himself. Supposedly he got in a fight at a christmas party or something with Secret Service guy for grabbing his girlfriend. Unfortunately that's the sort of stuff that's only covered by right wing tabloid types though, so who knows.
steele said @ 12:35pm GMT on 27th Mar
steele said @ 4:34pm GMT on 27th Mar
steele said @ 5:57pm GMT on 27th Mar
I have been schooled.
steele said @ 6:32pm GMT on 27th Mar

"Um actually, his billions aren't liquid! So...." - Dumbasses

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