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  • Labor Day Reflection: We need each other to survive

    09/04/2017 7:42:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-03-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Labor Day Reflection: We need each other to survive Msgr. Charles Pope • September 3, 2017 • Labor Day makes me mindful of our interconnectedness; we need one another in order to survive. Consider how we are each called to contribute as well as how we benefit from the labor of others. Even that simple can of corn you pull from the grocery store shelf has thousands of people standing behind it: from those who stock the shelves to the truckers who transport the product to the store; from the regional warehouse workers to the rail operators who supply...
  • Back to the future with the Gipper

    09/04/2017 9:16:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 4, 2016 | Washington Times
    ogether, weve swept away many government-created obstacles to our prosperity. In our fight against inflation and high interest rates, we enacted the largest budget cuts ever considered by the Congress. We produced the first real tax cut for working men and women in nearly 20 years. We slowed the pace of federal rule-making. We saw to it our money supply followed a pattern of slow, stable growth. These dramatic changes in economic policy are the dynamic result of millions of individuals coming together, committed to preserving a society where we can each seek our own goals, assured of the freedom...
  • The Democratic Party and the War on Work

    09/04/2017 4:04:56 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 8 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 4, 2017 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Labor in America, on Labor Day Weekend... The Friday that began Labor Day weekend, 2017, brought with it a disappointing jobs report. While the economy is still growing, and the stock market is booming, the most personal statistic of all whether a person is employed or not is the most frustrating one to watch. We should begin the discussion by considering the flaws of these statistics. Unemployment and jobs are tricky things to measure, because a part time job isnt the same as a full time job, one persons home business isnt the same as another...
  • Melania Posts Labor Day 2017 Prosperity Message, Called B****, Trolled On Instagram, Twitter...

    09/04/2017 2:12:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | September 4, 2017 | Paula Mooney
    The Labor Day message from First Lady Melania Trump that was posted to social media was about 18 words long, but that didnt stop Melanias detractors from letting their feelings be known to Mrs. Trump. As seen on the Instagram page of FLOTUS, Melania passed on a message about honoring workers in the U.S. for contributing to the prosperity of the country. On this #LaborDay2017 we honor American workers for their many contributions to the prosperity of these United States. Within a short time, Melania began receiving all sorts of replies from her Instagram followers. Whereas some of Melanias Instagram...
  • Labor Day: I Wonder What That Means Anymore

    09/04/2017 8:09:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-5-17 | MOTUS
    Professor Richard FeynmanWhat does Labor Day celebrate? According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the holiday is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Labor Day is a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and wellbeing of our country. Newsweek Odd, then, that Big Labor is opposed to Trumps Make America Great Again agenda. On its face Trumps platform would seem to promote positions Big Labor has traditionally supported. Such as: Restricting immigration to the legal channels where it can...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day ~ 04 September 2017

    09/03/2017 5:03:12 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 96 replies
    Serving The Bestest Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 4, 2017 HISTORY Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September....
  • Watch One Of The Greatest Labor Gifts Ever: Carson and Lewis!

    09/02/2017 10:09:49 PM PDT · by Djl3668 · 6 replies
    WOR Radio ^ | 080117 | Mark Simone
  • Unions Are the Worst Labor Day Deal

    09/02/2017 2:59:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | August 31, 2017 | Gary M. Galles
    Every Labor Day, unions repeat assertions of advancing the interests of all workers. But those claims are false. Unions harm most American workers. Project Labor Agreements Unions use government-delegated powers to restrict competition from other workers, extracting higher wages for their members. But higher wages mean fewer job openings because each worker is more expensive to the employer. That forces workers to move to other jobs, increasing the supply of labor services in non-union employment and reducing wages for all workers in those jobs. With far less than 10 percent of private sector workers in unions, more than 90 percent...
  • 2010 MDA Jerry Lewis Telethon Final Total and Ending

    09/05/2016 7:20:42 PM PDT · by hole_n_one · 31 replies
    Jerry for the last time, here
  • Hillary blames lengthy coughing fit on Trump allergy

    09/05/2016 2:09:19 PM PDT · by Semper911 · 172 replies
    New York post ^ | Sept 5, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    Hillary Clinton began a Labor Day rally in Cleveland with a bad cough which she blamed on her opponent, Donald Trump. Every time I think about Trump, I get allergic, Clinton said after some sustained hacking. Boy, we have 63 days to go, Clinton croaked, before coughing some more.
  • Report: Up To 80% Of Current Jobs Threatened By Technology

    09/05/2016 1:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 5, 2016 | Ted Goodman
    More than 70 percent of manufacturing jobs and more than half of jobs involving data collection might be rendered obsolete by automation and robots, according to a report from McKinsey & Company. One study estimated up to 80 percent of current jobs may be threatened by automation, which could become a critical economic issue for policy makers and global leaders in the coming decades. While Americans celebrate Labor Day weekend, it is a good time to contemplate the rise in artificial intelligence and how it can threaten jobs in all types of industries....
  • Labor Day - Work, How Do You Value It?

    09/05/2016 10:57:51 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 10 replies
    IFB ^ | 9/5/16
    Consider Your Work The VALUE placed upon LABOR is a element in a society because it reflects the social structure as well as the scale of social values. One society, even globally, is in a state of change making for difficulties. Thus it is needful to maintain a good attitude toward work and toil which affects not only society but ones own soul. It is Almighty Gods MERCY and GRACE which sets the right conditions - "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for...
  • Labor Day 2016

    09/05/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-5-2016 | MOTUS
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. Nor was it destroyed overnightIt was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best it meant toiling in the day, working through the night, and proving that theirs was a future worth fighting for. Labor Day 2016 and we have nearly 95 million adult Americans out of the labor force. Thank you Obama!On Labor Day, we celebrate the grit and...
  • Labor Day: A Capitalist Holiday

    09/05/2016 3:56:07 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies ^ | September 5, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    Almost no one pays tribute to the American labor movement on Labor Day nowadays because America, despite its leftward drift in recent years, is not a nation that exalts brawn over brains or socialism over capitalism. Americans dont care about President Obamas final Labor Day message, a mixture of facts and well-worn leftist propaganda. For generations, every time the economy changed, hardworking Americans marched and organized and joined unions to demand not simply a bigger paycheck for themselves, but better conditions and more security for the folks working next to them, too, Obama said in his weekly address.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Labor Day 2016 ~ 05 September 2016

    09/04/2016 5:01:13 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 113 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    The FReeper Canteen Presents... Happy Labor Day! September 5, 2016 HISTORY Labor Day is a national legal holiday that is over 100 years old. Over the years, it has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general "last fling of summer" festival. It grew out of a celebration and parade in honor of the working class by the Knights of Labor in 1882 in New York. In 1884, the Knights held a large parade in New York City celebrating the working class. The parade was held on the first Monday in September....
  • Labor Day -- burgers, brats and Bolshevism

    09/02/2016 6:58:55 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 11 replies
    WND ^ | Matt Barber
    Hows about some commie ketchup on that burger? Its extra red. A little Marxist mustard for your dog? What about a pinch of socialist sauerkraut on that bubbling bratwurst? Didnt you know? Thats why you get the day off on Monday. Thats what your Labor Day barbecue commemorates: socialism. Delicious, juicy, smoky socialism with a side of potato salad (German, of course) and a game of Cornhole (everyones a winner!) frills made affordable to Americans, American businesses and big government waste-fraud-and-abuse mills by, well, capitalism. I know, Im a killjoy, and, call me a hypocrite, but Im grilling out...
  • The Love of Labor

    09/01/2016 6:20:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | September 1, 2016 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    While many of us consider work to be a four-letter word, we all know that work can be fun and exhilarating if we are working at becoming better, or using our talents to help others. In such cases, work is transformed from a labor of necessity but a labor of love. Americans celebrate Labor Day next week, and it is a good time for us to pause and reflect on labor and its implications. Labor Day first began as a celebration of the workingman and in recognition of the labor movement. The nation's first Labor Day event was held on...
  • Donald Trump making stop in Detroit on Labor weekend

    08/26/2016 4:19:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump will be making his second stop in Detroit in as many months on Labor Day weekend.
  • Waiting for President Selfie Stick: 54 shot, 8 killed in Chicago over Labor Day holiday

    09/09/2015 9:26:10 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    twitchy ^ | 9/8/15
    Those are actually old numbers....
  • Obama celebrates Labor Day by signing another executive order

    09/07/2015 8:08:07 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 29 replies
    BIZ ^ | 9/7/2015 | Carmine Sabia