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Monday, 03 September 2012

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…and Happy Labour Day to those in Canada!

Special thanks to all those people who had their heads bashed in by thugs hired by the then 1%. Without those early heros we would not have Labour Day today.

So Mike, are you labor or management at TOP?

"So Mike, are you labor or management at TOP?"

As I always say, my labor force has a very lenient boss, but as the boss I have a lazy and only marginally competent labor force. And I am both of them....

Mike

"...all of those who celebrate it.."

Interestingly, the original celebration of labor and the working man was on May Day- which we originated right here in the USA.

Curiously, while the rest of the world continues to celebrate our original holiday on May 1st, "Labor Day" was purposely reassigned in the US as a celebration of the capitalist workforce. Unfortunately, as vulture capitalism has outsourced many of our our jobs overseas, and so many of those remaining are of scant minimum wage (which it constantly seeks to overturn), many of us have neither the time nor the means to "celebrate."

Interestingly (at least to me), I now work at my day job in Lawrence, MA, at the very site where the Bread and Roses Strike of 1912 took place - one hundred years ago this year. Nowadays, alas, unions are looked on with scorn and derision by the general populace in this country (Wisconsin, anyone?), who conveniently ignore what life used to be like without organized labor. Take twelve hour work days, for example.
A true shame.

Dear Mike

... my labor force has a very lenient boss, but as the boss I have a lazy and only marginally competent labor force

Just say hi, and for some reasons, the above reminds me of Stephen Fry, who must be the most talented writer among actors, and at the same time the most talented actor among writers ...

Happy Labor Day ... though I'm now stuck in Hong Kong :-D

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