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Forum Post: Wages Since 1950

Posted 3 months ago on July 2, 2014, 6:28 p.m. EST by turbocharger (1423)
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[-] 4 points by Nevada1 (4784) 3 months ago

Corporate Imperialism

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

"Corp(se)oRAT" the real living dead - the "real" Zombie/Golem apocalypse.

[-] 2 points by Nevada1 (4784) 3 months ago
[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21406) 3 months ago

Profits at all time high, wages at all time low. Pathetic.

"In short, our current obsessed-with-profits philosophy is creating a country of a few million overlords and 300+ million serfs.

That's not what has made America a great country. It's also not what most people think America is supposed to be about.

So we might want to rethink that.

Specifically, we might want to have the goal of our corporations be to create long-term value for all of their constituencies (customers, employees, and shareholders), not just short-term profit for their shareholders." From your link.

Hmmm. I, personally think we need watershed change to our ethos. Our ethos meaning our "character" or the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize, or make up, our community, nation, or ideology.

This would mean questioning things like, what is important to us? How do we want to live our lives? What is our purpose here on earth? What is the purpose of our great nation, America? What legacy do we really want to leave behind?

These are big questions. Right now, if you look at the general ethos of America it seems to be all about striving for stuff! More and more stuff, regardless of how we get it! And in that process, lionizing those who are really good at acquiring stuff. Hence, the worship of celebrities and the wealthy, and hence the raping and pillaging of our earth.

Let's get back to the true meaning of life, the deeper meanings and strive for the things that really give a life value, these are things that we all know money can't buy. We also know these are things that capitalism has taken from us through exploitation and alienation. Working too hard, for too little has left us vacuous and meaningless. We can take back our economic system along with our wages to get back a life of dignity for all people.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

Profits at all time high, wages at all time low.

The death camps of today often times have no barbed wire fences - just corp(se)oRAT offices and operations near by.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (21406) 3 months ago

We are colonized by the corporation.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

enslaved

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21406) 3 months ago

21st century style.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

progress? To some I have no doubt it is. Sad sort of evolution of a society - one always hopes to see better rather than worse in the matter of developments.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (21406) 3 months ago

Certainly not progress, but much more specious. This is how they get away with it and why it is so important to educate people.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

Some people are awakening - hence the flurry of propaganda pieces ( sedatives ) hitting the airwaves in support of fossil fuel and one to support the Koch's themselves. The progress perceived - is not by the population at large - but by the enslave-rs = the ones concerned about losing control and who are flooding the airwaves with their propaganda.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

Certainly not progress

[ edit ] Correct - only the insane would consider how we live today as progress - what with the skyrocketing cases of cancer and other illnesses - mostly all related to how we live = toxic practices of fossil fuel and industry & agriculture and processed foods & pharmaceutical and and and and and and and and

edit -> Jamie D with throat cancer = Karma?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (26333) from Coon Rapids, MN 3 months ago

Physicians for Social Responsibility

This month's Environmental Health Policy Institute examines the link between environmental hazards such as ionizing radiation, solvents, pesticides, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and tobacco smoke, and childhood leukemia. Why aren’t there more programs and policies focused on preventing this devastating disease?

Learn more about the ways children are exposed to toxic chemicals that may cause cancer, how farmworkers’ children are at increased risk for developing cancer, and what we can do to reduce exposure. Read the latest Environmental Health Policy Institute.

Read on!

Sincerely,

Kathy AttarKathy Attar Toxics Program Manager