Skip to comments.Umm...What's ILAB ?
Posted on 12/10/2012 6:53:02 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama
So tell me, patriot, have you ever heard of ILAB ?
Nope. Do they fix iphones ?
Well, not exactly. ILAB is yet another dangerous Marxist-style agency in our bloated Federal Leviathan that almost no one has ever heard of. ILAB is an acronym for "Bureau of International Affairs" and is a sub-bureaucracy of the Department of Labor. It's stated mission is this:
"The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Department of Labors efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. ILABs mission is to use all available international channels to improve working conditions, raise living standards, protect workers ability to exercise their rights, and address the workplace exploitation of children and other vulnerable populations."
Hey, that doesn't sound too good.
Yep. That's as commie pinko as it sounds.
Oh, but this gets better. Oh, so much better.
ILAB has its own sub-bureaucracy, the Office of International Relations, or OIR. What does the OIR do ?
I'm not going to like this, am I ?
"The Office of International Relations represents or facilitates representation of the U.S. Government in the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the labor components of international organizations; provides expertise, research and advice on labor and employment trends and issues in foreign countries; and helps facilitate the sharing of information between specialized DOL agencies and other countries. The ILO is the primary labor standard setting and monitoring organization in the world."
Don't get all wobbly on me now, patriot! There's more! Guess who runs the ILO ?
"The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the only tripartite U.N. agency with government, employer, and worker representatives. This tripartite structure makes the ILO a unique forum in which the governments and the social partners of the economy of its 185 Member States can freely and openly debate and elaborate labour standards and policies."
What does this mean for everyday folks like us ?
It means more of our money is redistributed to folks in the Third World who deserve it way more than we who earned it. For example:
"DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Project to Strengthen Worker Organizations in Haiti and Peru
ANNOUNCEMENT TYPE: New. Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Cooperative Agreement Applications.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY NUMBER: SGA 12-17
CATALOG OF FEDERAL DOMESTIC ASSISTANCE (CFDA) NUMBER: Not applicable. KEY DATES: Issuance Date: October 9, 2012 Closing Date: November 15, 2012 Closing Time: 5:00 PM EST Deadline for Submission of Technical Questions: October 18, 2012 Date of Award: No later than December 31, 2012
TOTAL FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR AWARD: $2.2 million.
NUMBER AND TYPES OF ANTICIPATED FUNDING AWARDS: One or more cooperative agreements.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Any commercial, international, educational, or non-profit organization(s), including any faith-based, community-based, or public international organization(s) capable of successfully building the capacity of worker organizations in Haiti and/or Peru.
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) announces its intent to award up to $2.2 million for one or more cooperative agreements to one or more organizations in order to strengthen independent, democratic worker organizations in Haiti and Peru. The duration of the projects funded by this solicitation can be up to four years and six months. The start date of program activities will be negotiated upon award of an individual cooperative agreement, but will be no later than December 31, 2012.
Applications will be accepted via electronic submission to www.grants.gov or by hardcopy
(to include electronic copy/CD) hand delivered or mailed to the Grant Officer at the following address:
USDOL/Office of Procurement Services Attn: Brenda White, Grant Officer 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Room S-4307 Washington, DC 20210 Reference: SGA 12-17
AGENCY CONTACTS: Primary: Brenda J. White, Grant Officer Alternate: James Kinslow, Grant Officer"
In other words, we have our own Obamunintern. Forward, indeed.
Ladies and gentlemen, I'm fully aware that this wouldn't even be a drop in the bucket when it comes to spending by the Federal Leviathan. After all, our dog eating Homosexual Agenda Pusher in Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, spends $2.2 mil before he grabs his golf bag in the afternoon. Defunding ILAB or the OIR won't balance the budget and bring us to some sort of of Right Wing Utopia. In the grand scheme of things, this is minor. I get that.
But at the same time, we can't ignore things like this, either. The federal government is now using tax dollars to spread Marxist propaganda by using unaccountable, unconstitutional bureaucracies. Take a moment and let that sink in. This is as sinister as it gets. If you need further proof, take a gander who's running the show at ILAB:
"Carol Pier was sworn in as the Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Department of Labor on August 24, 2009. In that capacity, she assists the Deputy Undersecretary in carrying out her responsibilities.
For ten years prior to her appointment, Ms. Pier worked on labor rights and trade issues for Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. She documented and reported on workers' rights violations around the world, analyzed foreign and domestic labor laws, and engaged in advocacy on labor rights and trade matters in the United States and abroad.
Ms. Pier is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame."
Hmmm..."Human Rights Watch".....Why does that word make the hairs on the back of my neck stand at the position of attention ? Oh wait, now I remember! This is why:
"While professing neutrality in matters of war and peace, [Human Rights Watch] has been a staunch foe of the American-led war on terror. The organization was a signatory to a November 1, 2001 document characterizing the 9/11 attacks as a legal matter to be addressed by criminal-justice procedures rather than military means. Ascribing the hijackers motives to alleged social injustices against which they were protesting, this document explained that 'security and justice are mutually reinforcing goals that ultimately depend upon the promotion of all human rights for all people,' and called on the United States 'to promote fundamental rights around the world.' Similarly, in 2002 HRW claimed that the United States and its coalition allies 'have substituted expediency for the firm commitment to human rights that alone can defeat the rationale of terrorism.' Moreover, HRW warned that 'the coalition risks reinforcing the logic of terrorism unless human rights are given a far more central role.' That is, unless coalition forces followed HRWs distinctive definition of human rights, they were only reinforcing the 'view that anything goes in the name of a cause.' "
And guess who helps fund Human Rights Watch ? C'mon...take a guess,,,,
"In accepting a huge grant [$100 million] from George Soros, Human Rights Watch has spurned the public advice (and warning) offered nearly a year ago by its founder Robert Bernstein. Rather than grapple with the serious problems of credibility and bias, HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth has cemented relations with Soros -- a partisan ideologue who also supports Moveon.org, a controversial advocacy group."
We're on the edge of complete political, economic, and social disaster. I can't gussy it up. I can't make it sound palatable. It is what it is. The end is nigh, God help us all.
Is there a link?
The links from the articles don’t seem to work-—
Here they are:
There is no end to $oros’s evil, is there ?
Oops. Forgot one.
You can also highlight the dead links and click “open link”, if you want to view them in order, or as Fuhrer $oros would say, “New Vorld Ordah”.
“Democratic worker organizations”
Says it all.... We’re doomed.
Thank you for TEOTWAWKI scary ping, I think. I suppose it’s better to see the train racing down on you when you’re tied to the tracks... Or not...
When Ann Coulter was still cool (before her midlife crisis-like crush on Mitt Romney), she once quipped that that “the truth cannot be delivered with Novacaine”.
I’m afraid it applies here.
Just once, I’d like to write about something nice. Just once.
The list, Ping
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What happens when the American tax slaves have no money left? What happens when they lose their will to labor for everyone other than themselves? Where will the worlds welfare checks come from then? How will all the hungry dependents eat when there are no slaves left to feed them?
“What happens when the American tax slaves have no money left? What happens when they lose their will to labor for everyone other than themselves? Where will the worlds welfare checks come from then? How will all the hungry dependents eat when there are no slaves left to feed them?”
We’ll become Greece, or at very least, Oakland during the OWS riots.
We’re in massive, massive trouble as a nation.
OK, I’m off to work. Someone has to pay for the welfare recipients, and apparently, it’s my turn. I’ll answer all related comments after 9pm EST.
Yep. When the politicians pay the people of the world for not working - they stop working.
When the politicians steal the fruits of the working mans labor to feed the others - they stop working, too.
In the end, there's no one left to plant the wheat.
The Chinese will plant it and we will give them our last remaining tech and manufacturing advantages to get it.
Tsk, tsk, such ingratitude. You really don't get it. The international capitalist class invested in you, American, to shed your blood to quell those nationalist interests and then build an industrial infrastructure that was portable to any nation in the world with cheaper labor. You were also to guarantee their safety by paying for military protection, worldwide. In more recent years, you built an electronic infrastructure of surveillance with which to make global tyranny a realizable possibility. In return, you got a salary for a decade or three. Now, while we buff our fingernails "lifting the poor" for fun and profit, you bitch.
Be happy. We'll make you comfortable until you die prematurely, that is, as long as you shut up and keep quiet.
More news to worry about.
Article, and see links at # 7.
Dang, thanks. I had no idea this painful future was for the greater good.
Can we make a drinking game of this to make it more palatable?
Harsh, in yoooo face communism and Rev. Wright’s theology are rolling over us unopposed.
For the “ Nah, never happens here” crowd, how’s that working out for ya?
Sorry, forgot to ping you.
That would be a "lesser good" of only 500 million people or so. It's to "save the environment" you know. Of course, in the process they'll kill the people who know how to run it, but what do they know after living on the land for thousands of years?
Idiots. At this rate their "natural" planet will end up like Mars.
It’s understandable that you’d like to write about good news, and it is most difficult to watch our best-on-earth Republic fall to the enemies from within to appease the raggedy, starving, envious takers, who couldn’t accomplish any such thing as we had, on their own, in ten thousand years with both hands, flashlights, and Harvard educations.
Just remember... They went into hysterics every time they made a communist step here to which we objected, and we backed down from their emotional, senseless arguments because “everybody” was on their side, according to them. For a hundred years, we’ve been sheep with our own wool blocking our eyes. We heard their shouts and clatter, but they were a lot smaller than they presented themselves.
The real tragedy is that they are still small, with small, filthy minds and small, evil goals. But they are Lilliputians tying down the American Gulliver.
It’s well past time when we could present arguments against their evil crimes, for our children have been turned into brainwashed drones for Stalin, who have been taught what to think, but not how to think; which TV shows to watch, and which not to watch; to whom to listen, and whom to ignore. They ignore goodness and light, and they embrace debauchery and darkness, and we see their hollow, glassy eyes on the news every day. Murderers and criminals, not even 19 years old.
Pray for America, and if you have been part of the problem as I have, pray extra, extra hard, as I do.
I thought maybe it was Apple’s R&D facility.
Just as Commies were once booted from US labor but have now US labor has been taken over by Commies, under Obama/Soros, ILAB will promote parasitic Fabian Socialist Marxism, not symbiotic labor/capitalist cooperation.
Sorry for the late response. Hadda go to work. I guess it’s my turn to feed the slackers.
“When the politicians pay the people of the world for not working - they stop working.
When the politicians steal the fruits of the working mans labor to feed the others - they stop working, too.
In the end, there’s no one left to plant the wheat.”
I am sooooo totally stealing this. +1 !!
Thanks, FRiend! Greatly appreciated! Sorry for the late response.
I wanted to stay home from work and host this thread, but Mrs. Absolutely Nobama made me go to work. Something about providing for my family, keeping a roof over our heads, etc. I dunno, she’s becoming a real killjoy.
(Yes, I’m joking!)
All kidding aside, can you add me to your ping list ? It looks like it’s right up my alley.
Ah....ya got me. The problem is me. My thoughtcrimes are doubleplus ungood.
Heck, why not ?
I say we go for broke— Taquila time!
Thanks as always, Lucy!
I said a whole lot more when I stumbled upon this mess, but if I said it, I’m fairly certain I’d get the ZOT! for my troubles.
Your sniveling and groveling doth become you. Now get back to your TV and childless sex and get a fatal disease or something. Drug sales are off this quarter. ;-)
“But they are Lilliputians tying down the American Gulliver.”
And they have succeeded.
I’ll be OK!
Ah, if only that were true.....
You’re a 1000% correct. It’s a leftover from the Truman Error, founded in 1947.
We have some good news and some bad news:
Good news ? We’re famous, gang!
Bad news ? We’re being studied by some eggheads at some college.
Indeed, but Gulliver must take a page from their book and scream hysterically, kick and moan, and point out how very wrong the little pukes are. They’re masters of phony outrage. We’re truly outraged and should express it.
“Were truly outraged and should express it.”
But we don’t.
Instead of having Tea Party rallies in parks, we should have them in front of the Department of Labor, the EPA, welfare offices, etc. No, I’m not asking us to act like the violent Occupy Wall Street barbarians, but at the same time, it wouldn’t hurt to get a little edgy. Imagine the look on Rachel Maddcow’s face after a Tea Party rally in front of Planned Parenthood!
A movement that doesn’t move can’t call itself a movement.
You’re exactly right.
Well, that’s something I don’t hear everyday. In fact, the last time I heard it, some guy named Reagan was in the White House and I lived in this magical place named America.
*SIGH* I miss those days.
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