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Why Corporate Elites Should Be Petrified of Occupy Wall Street
The occupation of Wall Street has formed an alternative community that defies the profit-driven hierarchical structures of corporate capitalism.
I’ll bet corporate America is shaking it its boots right now over this.
Yeah, AlterNet. But still funny.
Yeah. Because otherwise they would have set up concentration camps and genocided someone.
Honestly, the story reads like it was written by whoever directed that Coke commercial where everyone wants to teach the world to sing.
Op-Ed by Joe Nocera in the NYT:
You know what they say: Never negotiate with terrorists. It only encourages them.
These last few months, much of the country has watched in horror as the Tea Party Republicans have waged jihad on the American people.
Remember, Republican vitriol and rhetoric leads to violence in places like Arizona and Norway.
What Republicans have just gotten away with calls our whole system of government into question. After all, how can American democracy work if whichever party is most prepared to be ruthless, to threaten the nation’s economic security, gets to dictate policy? And the answer is, maybe it can’t.
“Gotten away with”? It’s like how Bush got away with winning the election even though Gore got more votes. Whenever Murdoc hears people whining like this, he suspects that the whiner must not really know how the US government works or that it works that way on purpose.
Or they just wish it was a different form of government.
I don’t recall Krugman complaining about how unjust the filibuster was, for instance, when the Dems were using it. Maybe I missed it.
Murdoc has been asked several times over the past couple of weeks how he started his site(s), how he grew them into something that people paid to advertise on, and how he used them to get paid gigs writing for other sites and print magazines.
But rather than bore everyone about how topics like the XM8 rifle, journalist Steven Vincent, Hurricane Katrina, and the general madcap goodness known as Linkzookery launched a
legendary blogging career, I’ll just point you wannabees to Advice for a Young Blogger: How to get a million or less hits on your blog over some unspecified period of time, maybe.
Very good, basic points. Sure, it not everyone who follows them will reach even the level of
internationally acclaimed success that Murdoc Online and GunPundit.com have achieved, but NOT following them is a good way to reach the plug-pulling level of success that MichiBlogger.net hit.
Is it Murdoc, or do some people seem to be almost hoping for a nuclear disaster at at least one of Japan’s earthquake/tsunami-damaged power plants?
The media, of course, is licking its collective lips over the possibility of an even-more-gripping story, but I wonder if those opposed to nuclear power or those in favor of more government regulation are quietly, maybe subconsciously, hoping that things go badly. Sort of like how gun control proponents seem to like it when someone uses a gun in a crime.
Maybe Murdoc’s just cynical and/or paranoid.
The Banana Equivalent Dose is something Murdoc has always liked and he wishes he could remember the numbers when radiation and public safety and regulation.
Via Instapundit, who also writes:
I’d say that members of Congress should take a time-out — and maybe, you know, pass a budget — before they start trying to pass new laws on nukes. They should also explain where the energy is going to come from if we can’t drill for oil, can’t burn coal, can’t dam streams, can’t put windmills where they might spoil a Kennedy’s view, and can’t build nukes. Vague allusions to “green power” don’t count.
The link on Yahoo’s front page is: Fast food chain’s immigration conundrum
Chipotle Mexican Grill has a lot going for it — an upscale burrito concept, a hip and eco-friendly image, expansion plans galore and a 500 percent-plus stock price gain in just over two years.
And then it has something not going its way — a federal crackdown on its immigrant labor force that has so far forced Chipotle to fire hundreds of allegedly illegal workers in the state of Minnesota, perhaps more than half its staff there.
Reading the story, I can’t quite figure out what the “conundrum” is. I guess they mean “should they or should they not hire illegal workers?”
That’s like Murdoc’s “conundrum” of “should I steal that nice car?”
Longnecker and other experts said restaurant owners are attracted to illegal laborers because they work hard, are loyal and will go the extra mile to hold down a job.
Got nothing to do with the fact that they are cheap, does it?
The sob stories in the article admits they’re in the country illegally and that they used false documents including driver’s licenses, Social Security cards, and residence permits, to get their jobs. Now that they’ve been fired “without warning,” they’re in dire straits.
Murdoc’s crying his freaking eyes out.
They took our bailout money. Now they made a commercial telling us we don’t know anything about them.
They tell us about “the hottest fires,” “hard work,” “conviction,” and “know how.” But they don’t mention “other peoples’ money.”
Murdoc loves it when someone takes the cash he earned by living at a profit and uses some of it to buy two-minute Super Bowl commercials to get in his face and tell him how things are in a city and company that’s living at a loss.
This is the Motor City, and this is what we do: Chrysler workers at Jefferson plant accused of using drugs during lunch
Oh, and Murdoc has been to Detroit. Many times for many reasons. It’s pretty much a pit and the corruption seems to rival that in Kabul.
This is the Motor City, and this is what we do:
Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker was in talks to refinance its expensive government loans
He says the interest rates are unfair and wants a better deal because he still lost money.
Matthew Baskin at NPR was looking for gun bloggers to interview who support gun control. Is that funny or sad? Or just plain pathetic?
The answer is YES.