Archive | August, 2015

NLRB Issues Ruling Companies Who Use Franchises Have Been Dreading

28 Aug

This should be obvious, but is needed to support workers’ rights of these employees.

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One of  the things that has hurt our economy and wages has been the idea of Franchises and Sub-Contract work.  Some people think they are great for our economy.  But, these two business models were invented to keep the “parent” company from having to follow any labor laws.

For example, companies like McDonalds, Burger King, etc., have used the franchise model for years.  They say they have no responsibility for any complaints about wages or violations of labor laws because their stores are “franchises” owned by private people.

Yet, they charge an un-godly amount of money so the franchise can use the name.  Additionally, they dictate the uniforms, where franchisee’s can purchase their product, and a whole host of other rules.

They maintain that these rules are necessary to “maintain” the quality their brand is known to provide.  Without these rules, franchisee’s could change the uniform and/or purchase from other…

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According To The Republican Party, You May Not Really Be A Citizen With Any Rights

20 Aug

Trump and others want to negate the 14th Amendment and revoke citizenship for millions.

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The Republican Party is supposed to be the party that believes in the sanctity of the Constitution of the United States of America.  They are always spouting off about what is legal and what is not legal according to the Constitution.  We have had this conversation before, but the most recent comments from the Republican Party demands we look at what they are really talking about again.

This whole mess sprung up again because Donald Trump came up with a brilliant “immigration” plan.  First, he will build a wall all along the border with Mexico.  Naturally, in order for this wall to be effective, we will need placements on it for guards and/or soldiers to stop those Mexicans from illegally crossing the border.  He hasn’t yet said if we should “shoot to kill” anyone who tries to cross his border wall like they did in Berlin.

Second, he wants to…

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This Election Cycle Appears To Be All About Lies, Silence, And Ignorance.

17 Aug

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Back in the late 60s when we heard someone say something really stupid, we would ask “what are you on man?”  Today, I sit here wondering the same thing.  Only, I am not talking or thinking about any of my friends.  I am talking about our politicians.

I have been following and participating in politics for over 50 years.  In all of that time, I have never heard such idiotic things coming out of politicians mouths as we are hearing today.  I have never seen a party shy away from a very positive record before either.

We are looking at two political parties with totally differing views of the world.  One party wants to be progressive and move the country forward, and the other is conservative and wants to go back to the good ole days of the 1890s.  One party claims that our best times in the 20th century…

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Okay Conservatives – Where Is Your Outrage?

14 Aug

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There are a lot of things that conservatives want to talk about.  Rather, there are a lot of things that conservatives want to rage about.  First we have Hillary’s emails.  But conservatives don’t seem to want to talk about Jeb’s emails.  There is the Iran deal, which conservatives have no alternative to except war.  There is the Affordable Care Act which again, conservatives have no alternative.  Then finally, in their loudest voices yet, there is Planned Parenthood.

Every Republican Candidate wants to defund Planned Parenthood.  They are trying to claim that the organization is “deliberately performing abortions to sell body parts.”  That is total nonsense of course, but that is essentially their claim.  Dr. Ben Carson last month said on Fox News:

“At 17 weeks, you’ve got a nice little nose and little fingers and hands and the heart’s beating. It can respond to environmental stimulus. How can you believe…

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