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  • Plutocracy (A Great 3-Part Documentary about Economic Repression in the USA)

    08/28/2017 7:29:25 PM PDT · by Ulmius · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Vanity
    Since I hate the propaganda on Netflix these days, I searched around for entertainment and found this three-part documentary (the first part is linked). It is mostly about the workers' plight and the corruption of crony capitalism, but it has been far more balanced than the Wobbly-level drivel I expected it to be (especially about the Reconstruction period and slavery); it's quite informative and visually captivating. If someone decides to watch it, I would appreciate if some Freepers decided to express their opinions and set facts straight if need be.
  • Will Robots Replace American Workers?

    03/25/2017 9:32:01 AM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    A recent report by the Los Angeles Times indicates that up to 38% of American jobs are at risk of being occupied by robots by the early 2030s. This alarming prediction is based on the advancement rates of artificial intelligence and technology. Food service, hospitality, truck driving, and other low wage jobs are at risk of being automated. Many Americans who work in these fields should be alarmed, thus working towards jobs or careers that require particular skill sets. The study confirms the increasing gap between the rich and poor members of society. Americans with careers or jobs that require...
  • Reducing the Costs of Federal Worker Pay and Benefits

    12/24/2016 10:29:05 AM PST · by boycott · 81 replies
    downsizinggovernment.org ^ | 9-20-2016 | Chris Edwards
    The federal government employs 2.1 million civilian workers in hundreds of agencies at offices across the nation.1 The federal workforce imposes a substantial burden on America's taxpayers. In 2016 wages and benefits for executive branch civilian workers cost $267 billion.2 Since the 1990s, federal workers have enjoyed faster compensation growth than private-sector workers. In 2015 federal workers earned 76 percent more, on average, than private-sector workers.3 Federal workers earned 42 percent more, on average, than state and local government workers.4 The federal government has become an elite island of secure and high-paid employment, separated from the ocean of average Americans...
  • Caught on Camera=> Postal Worker Caught Stealing Trump Signs

    11/07/2016 6:58:11 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    CAUGHT ON CAMERA— A postal worker was caught stealing a Donald Trump yard sign.So now you know where your yard signs are going. Check the mail carrier’s vehicle. @USPS @PostalService you might want to look into this. pic.twitter.com/DRa9WFTwPm — ŞϵŋƫĩŋϵⱢ ƻ.0 (@Sentinel2NO) November 6, 2016
  • What everyone is getting wrong about the American worker

    03/22/2016 4:20:33 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 15 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Mon Mar 21, 2016 | Lawrence Lewitinn
    On the surface, American workers arent as productive as they were before. But a dissection of the data seems to tell a different story. According to recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, labor productivity fell 2.2% in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter. Year-over-year, it grew just 0.5%. But hours worked was up 3.2% quarter-to-quarter and 1.6% from last year. Labor productivitys official growth rate has been relatively meek since the financial crisis. Growth averaged 1.2% annually from 1973 to 1979 and steadily increasing... ...labor productivity only appears weaker during the course of a...
  • Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

    02/11/2016 8:12:49 PM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 37 replies
    Palo Alto Online ^ | 02/10/2016 | Sue Dermann
    75% of Silicon Valley's Tech jobs go to Foreign born workers - Palo Alto Online http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/10/silicon-valleys-year-amazing-but-with-perils Palo Alto Online News Uploaded: Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 8:34 pm Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils' 2016 Silicon Valley Index finds phenomenal economic growth but questions if it will last by Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Weekly Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity, but it cautioned that there are perils associated with this kind of break-neck trajectory. It cautioned that a fourth-quarter slowdown, raised the question of whether it marks...
  • Christ worker in the Vatican Gardens

    03/20/2015 2:53:36 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 2 replies
    News Cattoliche ^ | 3/20/15 | Nicola Nuti
    Pieces of old gates, rusty chains, scrap metal scattered, which together have the form of Jesus, hung on the cross, is what has made a young Argentinean artist, Alejandro Marmo, friend of Francis, also referred to as "the artist of the Pope". "Christ worker", is the name of the work that a few days ago a good impression in the heart of the Vatican Gardens. The irons used for its development are all from a local Pontifical Farms in Castel Gandolfo where these irons and gates abandoned, scraps of yesteryear, were herded.
  • Breaking Now : AFP: authorities say a second health worker in Texas has tested positive for Ebola

    10/15/2014 1:55:41 AM PDT · by sunmars · 401 replies
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  • Former Abortion Clinic Worker: I Saw Tiny Arms and Hands Floating in Blood

    10/13/2014 3:38:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    life news ^ | Carole Novielli |
    WARNING: Some of the descriptions of abortions in this account are unsettling and may not be suitable for younger readers. Merilida Aguilar claims that she used to work inside an abortion clinic. merlindaShe has since refuted her abortion connection and is sharing her story with others. I know what an abortion does first hand to a women and her baby during an after an abortionI see with my own eyes a baby torn in pieces, she says in a video. My coworker called me to go look at what she was seeing in a container the doctor had just left...
  • Saudi beating foreign worker for using the telephone (disturbing)

    07/28/2014 9:29:50 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 13 replies
    Muldersworld/Youtube ^ | 7/28/2014 | Muldersworld/Youtube
    Video Link Here
  • Giraffe licks dying zoo worker

    03/23/2014 8:26:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/23/14 | Associated Press
    556 0 Netherlands Dying Wish Giraffe This photo released Saturday March 22, 2014 by Stichting Ambulance Wens or Ambulance Wish Foundation shows a giraffe at Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam giving a lick to terminally ill Mario Eijs on Wednesday March 19, 2014 . The Stichting Ambulancewens "Ambulance Wish Foundation" offers transport for terminally ill patients who cannot walk to help fulfill a last wish, in Eijs' case to be taken to the Blijdorp Zoo in Rotterdam where he worked doing odd jobs for 25 years. Eijs, who has a mental handicap, is dying of a brain tumor and has difficulty...
  • Gosnell Worker Who Said Baby Screamed During Live-Birth Abortion Jailed for 5-10 Years

    03/13/2014 3:12:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Life News ^ | 3/13/14 | Steven Ertelt
    Gosnell abortion clinic employee Sherry West, who described how she heard a baby scream during a live-birth abortion, has been sentenced to 5-10 years in prison for her role in the House of Horrors abortion clinic incidents. West described an incident which really freaked (her) out and related to the jury how she heard a child scream who was born alive following an abortion. West remembered how she referred to the dead children killed in these gruesome abortion procedures as specimens so she could avoid the mental trauma associated with knowing how they died. gosnell12On November 19, 2009, 41-year-old Karnamaya...
  • WH Predicts: Taxes Will Hit Record $3T in FY14--$29,673 Per Full-Time Worker

    11/14/2013 1:42:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    CNSnews.com ^ | 11/14/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The latest Monthly Treasury Statement, which was released on Wednesday afternoon, relies on the estimate made by the White House Office of Management and Budget to say that federal tax revenues will top $3 trillion for the first time in the nations history in fiscal 2014. In fact, the record $3,023,004,000,000 in tax revenues that the White House is predicting the federal government will rake in during fiscal 2014 not only exceeds the inflation-adjusted revenue taken in by the government in any previous year, it also equals $29,673 in tax revenue for every full-time worker in the country....
  • 2nd LA airport worker in custody for dry ice bombs

    10/18/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 10:02 PM EDT | Tami Abodllah
    Police have arrested a second airport employee for an alleged role in setting off ice bombs at the Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angele police say 41-year-old Miguel Angel Iniguez of Inglewood was arrested Friday while working at the airport. Iniguez was a supervisor for Servisair and responsible for 28-year-old Dicarlo Bennett who was arrested Tuesday night.
  • Ex-Abortion Worker: I Saw My Lost Child in Jars of Aborted Baby Parts

    02/12/2013 2:28:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    LN ^ | Sarah Terzo
    Much has been written about the emotional trauma that women go through after their abortions. But what most people dont realize is that abortion is so inherently evil and destructive that it devastates everyone involved the mother, the father and the abortion provider. The doctors, nurses, and other clinic workers are human and repeatedly seeing the bodies of aborted babies and participating in their deaths leaves emotional scars. After giving a graphic description of how to check body parts to make sure everything is out after an abortion, Dr. Don Sloan, abortionist, says the following: Want to...
  • Ex-Abortion Biz Worker: I Had to Make Sure All The Babys Parts Were There

    02/12/2013 2:22:38 PM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LN ^ | Jennie Stone
    A former abortion clinic worker, Ann, shared her story with ATTWN: I grew up the oldest of four in a loving family in the midwest. My father is a retired MD, my mother was an RN,. I grew up feeling loved, regularly attending the Presbyterian Church, collecting pets and plants. Loved living things and the outdoors. Fascinated with science. Became an RN myself, and started my career in the ICU. Later I was a traveling nurse, so I could see some of the world. Settled for a time in Florida, had a boyfriend. That friendship ended badly, and I decided...
  • Sweet Krispy Kreme worker surprises man on quest for rejection

    11/26/2012 7:05:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 11/26/12 | Dylan Stableford
    A man's quest to overcome his fear of rejection by making at least one crazy request a day for 100 days was throttled last week when a Krispy Kreme employee accepted his order for five doughnuts linked together in the colors and shape of the Olympic symbol. "It's only my third day and I have already failed," Jia Jiang wrote on his 100 Days of Rejection Therapy blog. "But I did so with such amazement and happiness." When the 31-year-old approached the register to make his "specialized" doughnut order, Jackie Braun, a shift leader at an Austin, Texas, Krispy Kreme,...
  • Autopsy Inconclusive for Obama Campaign Worker Who Collapsed at Chicago Campaign HQ

    07/15/2012 7:21:34 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 7/14/12 | NBC Chicago
    An autopsy for an Obama for America campaign staffer who died after collapsing in the Chicago headquarters was inconclusive Saturday. -snip- The autopsy requires further studies before a cause of death can be determined, according to the medical examiners office.
  • Obamas growing disdain for American worker

    11/20/2011 7:47:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/20/11 | Joseph Curl
    They say that politics stops at the waters edge, but apparently, that doesnt apply to President Obama, as so many things apparently dont. The president, jaunting around the world as Americas economy crumbles and Congress lumbers along, leaderless, dropped into a high school in Australia. Talking to the Aussie kids, he said Americas public school students have ''fallen behind'' them in math and science.(snip) While the Nobel Prize winner courts the world, looking for lost love, he holds a special disdain for the working American. Now, mind you, this from a guy who has never held down a real job:
  • The American working man slowly fades away

    08/28/2011 11:15:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 118 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mike Dorning