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long writeup of the protests in wisconsin, by someone who is there (not me) by faaaaq
Started on: 02-19-2011 05:56 AM
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Walker should tell everyone that he can only fix this problem by raising taxes __%. Tell everyone we can not get government employees to agree to any concessions so all we can do at the capitol is vote to raise the taxes. Problem solved.

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Not to get into a long heated discussion about this but I used to be a service rep for a large company. I went to many factories. The bigger the union ( the higher the pay) the lazier the workers. Workers that dress in nice cloths and don't want to get dirty in anyway. Walk out 10 minutes past the buzzer going off. Attitudes. No ambition. Not my job. You would not believe what I saw thru the years.

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The rest of the story is that if my life would have taken me into one of these large companies and if I was a worker in one of them I would be in the union and be part of this crowd and be in the same boat with this (more or less) same work ethic and attitude as my coworkers. I saw this as an outsider looking in.

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That's a BS myth. I spent my whole life in the shops, minus 2 years white collar in Chicago. Those who pay the most get the best. The finest and most productive workers I ever saw were in union shops. I retired from a non-union shop and worked in plenty of both.
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Originally posted by phonedawgz:

The amount of bullshit and lies that comes from the left over this is incredible.

They have been trying to say Wisconsin doesn't have a budget problem

Trying to say the government employees get paid less than private employees (the "study" was done by their union funded institute)

Having doctors sign fake excuses so they still get paid

The democrats have ran away from the state to avoid a vote.

I sure hope Walker continues to have the balls to get this through. The left is a total crock of **** .



Where was the budget problem BEFORE Walker's administration? Nothing like passing the buck. Read the damned article.

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Originally posted by weaselbeak:

That's a BS myth. I spent my whole life in the shops, minus 2 years white collar in Chicago. Those who pay the most get the best. The finest and most productive workers I ever saw were in union shops. I retired from a non-union shop and worked in plenty of both.



Do you even know where the term "blue collar" and "white collar" come from?

It's a set of terms created by a socialist political activist and continues to be perpetuated by liberals in the media.

Why is it that Republicans always see people on equal footing, and liberals always seem to want to put everyone into neat little stereotypical boxes?


To consider yourself "blue collar" is very demeaning. Have you no respect for yourself? Do you consider yourself "one of the little guys" too?

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Originally posted by weaselbeak:

That's a BS myth. I spent my whole life in the shops, minus 2 years white collar in Chicago. Those who pay the most get the best. The finest and most productive workers I ever saw were in union shops. I retired from a non-union shop and worked in plenty of both.


Speaking of BS myths.

If you spent your "whole life" in Union shops then you know nothing except what the Unions told you. Sorry man, but that's the way it works.

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Originally posted by weaselbeak:

That's a BS myth. I spent my whole life in the shops, minus 2 years white collar in Chicago. Those who pay the most get the best. The finest and most productive workers I ever saw were in union shops. I retired from a non-union shop and worked in plenty of both.


I'm sorry. I guess I am wrong. I only visited around maybe 2000 factories in the years when I was a factory service rep. Maybe if I had done that job longer I would probably think differently. Still my memory of the larger companies like General Mills, Miller Brewing, Budweiser etc and other large union shops the work days in those plants always seemed to be pretty low key and laid back. Nobody hurried to do much of anything when I was there. Maybe at other times they did?

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Originally posted by Rodney:


I'm sorry. I guess I am wrong. I only visited around maybe 2000 factories in the years when I was a factory service rep. Maybe if I had done that job longer I would probably think differently. Still my memory of the larger companies like General Mills, Miller Brewing, Budweiser etc and other large union shops the work days in those plants always seemed to be pretty low key and laid back. Nobody hurried to do much of anything when I was there. Maybe at other times they did?

Rodney


No, I worked at General Mills, it was as you said. Of course I was on a rotating shift, I could have missed the "go getters" at some point.

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No, I worked at General Mills, it was as you said. Of course I was on a rotating shift, I could have missed the "go getters" at some point.

Brad



Oh man... if I worked at General Mills, I would be eating all the cereal that came down the line...

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No, I worked at General Mills, it was as you said. Of course I was on a rotating shift, I could have missed the "go getters" at some point.

Brad


The General Mills factories are sure fabulous though. Neat and clean, fabulous hot lunches. Beautiful lunch rooms. All the employees running the machines mostly wear nice street cloths on the job. Women look nice and are mostly all made up. Push the button and watch. Maybe pick up a few boxes or whatever if they fall on the assembly line. Maintenance people wear uniforms.

Plus the machines that make the puffed rice. All day long. Every few minutes a low boom rattles the building. It is the moist rice exploding in a steel canister when the vacuum gets to a critical low point. Captain Crunch coming out of the oven at about a 5000 pieces wide sheet and going over a vibratory table to break it up. Many cool things to see there.

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Plus the machines that make the puffed rice. All day long. Every few minutes a low boom rattles the building. It is the moist rice exploding in a steel canister when the vacuum gets to a critical low point


Huh? Thepuffed wheat/puffed rice aren't "Shot from guns"?
Wait--that's only how Quaker does it.
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Originally posted by Rodney:

Plus the machines that make the puffed rice. All day long. Every few minutes a low boom rattles the building. It is the moist rice exploding in a steel canister when the vacuum gets to a critical low point. Captain Crunch coming out of the oven at about a 5000 pieces wide sheet and going over a vibratory table to break it up. Many cool things to see there.

Rodney



OMG... I'm getting soo hungry...

Must....get.... union job.... mmm.....

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