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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:38 am 
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Know what kills me? You got "the unions getting the best deal possible" and you got government not only setting the min wage but also tax rates that severely disadvantage business, but nobody in the Dem party can understand why businesses are not growing in the US and hiring more workers and instead often shipping jobs overseas or as a last resort force overtime. Wow! And here I thought all that tax stimulus money going to corporate executives & fund managers & government workers salaries (limited time before dumping that on the state legislatures) was supposed to bring in economic prosperity and jobs for everyone who wants one. But not to fear! More often than not Obama's time is spent fund raising (when he's not vacationing on our dime) instead of doing his actual job so he can give us 4 more years of his economic policies. What a guy! :mrgreen:

Now back to the only sector truly growing - government. You know it's like pulling nails to get government to actually CUT positions but without the Federal "stimulus" bucks you now have a larger payroll for state & local governments and no new revenue to cover it. And the more you tax the less revenue you get in the end. It's a fact. And as we know government doesn't produce a damned thing except debt. Now add to that problem government unions which make it harder to even terminate a bad worker or a bad person. That's bad enough in the private sector.

I tell ya the truth. This clown Obama hasn't a clue how to run a country. The best thing he can do to help America is resign but he's even too incompetent to know to do that. Or he just doesn't care.

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:04 pm 
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Know what kills me? You got "the unions getting the best deal possible" and you got government not only setting the min wage but also tax rates that severely disadvantage business, but nobody in the Dem party can understand why businesses are not growing in the US and hiring more workers and instead often shipping jobs overseas or as a last resort force overtime. Wow! And here I thought all that tax stimulus money going to corporate executives & fund managers & government workers salaries (limited time before dumping that on the state legislatures) was supposed to bring in economic prosperity and jobs for everyone who wants one. But not to fear! More often than not Obama's time is spent fund raising (when he's not vacationing on our dime) instead of doing his actual job so he can give us 4 more years of his economic policies. What a guy! :mrgreen:

Now back to the only sector truly growing - government. You know it's like pulling nails to get government to actually CUT positions but without the Federal "stimulus" bucks you now have a larger payroll for state & local governments and no new revenue to cover it. And the more you tax the less revenue you get in the end. It's a fact. And as we know government doesn't produce a damned thing except debt. Now add to that problem government unions which make it harder to even terminate a bad worker or a bad person. That's bad enough in the private sector.

I tell ya the truth. This clown Obama hasn't a clue how to run a country. The best thing he can do to help America is resign but he's even too incompetent to know to do that. Or he just doesn't care.

That is some serious gibberish,pal. You are proof that there is no fixing stupid!

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 11:18 pm 
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Regionite wrote:
Know what kills me? You got "the unions getting the best deal possible" and you got government not only setting the min wage but also tax rates that severely disadvantage business, but nobody in the Dem party can understand why businesses are not growing in the US and hiring more workers and instead often shipping jobs overseas or as a last resort force overtime. Wow! And here I thought all that tax stimulus money going to corporate executives & fund managers & government workers salaries (limited time before dumping that on the state legislatures) was supposed to bring in economic prosperity and jobs for everyone who wants one. But not to fear! More often than not Obama's time is spent fund raising (when he's not vacationing on our dime) instead of doing his actual job so he can give us 4 more years of his economic policies. What a guy! :mrgreen:

Now back to the only sector truly growing - government. You know it's like pulling nails to get government to actually CUT positions but without the Federal "stimulus" bucks you now have a larger payroll for state & local governments and no new revenue to cover it. And the more you tax the less revenue you get in the end. It's a fact. And as we know government doesn't produce a damned thing except debt. Now add to that problem government unions which make it harder to even terminate a bad worker or a bad person. That's bad enough in the private sector.

I tell ya the truth. This clown Obama hasn't a clue how to run a country. The best thing he can do to help America is resign but he's even too incompetent to know to do that. Or he just doesn't care.

That is some serious gibberish,pal. You are proof that there is no fixing stupid!


Obviously ole sparky is too dense to understand much less refute Regonite's statement.

Seems the quickest fix for stupid is a union card.

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:31 am 
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Seems the quickest fix for stupid is a union card.


In my book, a union card isn't so much a fix for stupid as it is an ID.


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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:24 am 
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-={ARCLIGHT}=- wrote:
Seems the quickest fix for stupid is a union card.


In my book, a union card isn't so much a fix for stupid as it is an ID.


I stand corrected.

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:35 am 
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sparks wrote:
That is some serious gibberish,pal


Well sparks, to an idiot who has absolutely no understanding of economics, taxes or business, I guess it would sound like gibberish.


sparks wrote:
You are proof that there is no fixing stupid!


everyone else here understands what region posted.

why are you having such a difficult time?

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:26 pm 
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sparks wrote:
Regionite wrote:
Know what kills me? You got "the unions getting the best deal possible" and you got government not only setting the min wage but also tax rates that severely disadvantage business, but nobody in the Dem party can understand why businesses are not growing in the US and hiring more workers and instead often shipping jobs overseas or as a last resort force overtime. Wow! And here I thought all that tax stimulus money going to corporate executives & fund managers & government workers salaries (limited time before dumping that on the state legislatures) was supposed to bring in economic prosperity and jobs for everyone who wants one. But not to fear! More often than not Obama's time is spent fund raising (when he's not vacationing on our dime) instead of doing his actual job so he can give us 4 more years of his economic policies. What a guy! :mrgreen:

Now back to the only sector truly growing - government. You know it's like pulling nails to get government to actually CUT positions but without the Federal "stimulus" bucks you now have a larger payroll for state & local governments and no new revenue to cover it. And the more you tax the less revenue you get in the end. It's a fact. And as we know government doesn't produce a damned thing except debt. Now add to that problem government unions which make it harder to even terminate a bad worker or a bad person. That's bad enough in the private sector.

I tell ya the truth. This clown Obama hasn't a clue how to run a country. The best thing he can do to help America is resign but he's even too incompetent to know to do that. Or he just doesn't care.

That is some serious gibberish,pal. You are proof that there is no fixing stupid!


Obviously ole sparky is too dense to understand much less refute Regonite's statement.

Seems the quickest fix for stupid is a union card.

Worked for you,didn't it pal?

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 6:39 am 
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Worked for you,didn't it pal?


From someone who has never made it on his own and is now teaching his kids the same way.

tell me sparks, if your kids ever graduate, will they consider REPAYING the taxpayer funded tuition money they coasted through school on?

ya know, ...pay back the community as you say?

or should the city just be grateful that you and your family have graced it with your presence?...

how much will it cost the taxpayers of Hammond (and Lake County) to make you stay in your house after your kid finishes school?

or maybe you should just explain to the taxpayers of Hammond how giving you 32 grand (that's for one student mind you) to send your kid to school will benefit (substantially as you say) Hammond?

I'm sure the taxpayers are all waiting to hear it.

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:22 am 
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sparks wrote:
That is some serious gibberish,pal. You are proof that there is no fixing stupid!


And in 6 1/2 years not one of these SOB's saw any ''fraudulently writing checks, making wire transfers, ATM withdrawals and credit card purchases to funnel members’ payments into her own accounts or use them for her own benefit''. ....

But sparks won't blame any union official...never. And I wouldn't be at all surprised if tries to find a way to blame George Bush for this... and if he can't do that he'll just call me a bigot....as usual...no matter what the topic...

That is the piss poor extent of his adult debate as he likes to refer to it.



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Frey accused of embezzlement

Cincinnati Enquirer [OH], by Barry M. Horstman*


For the past 6½ years, the $9 in union dues withheld from the biweekly paychecks of the roughly 800 members of Cincinnati Organized and Dedicated Employees sent more than $7,000 flowing every other week into the city employees’ union bank account.

At least, that’s what was supposed to happen.

What actually occurred, federal prosecutors alleged Wednesday, is that roughly one of every two dollars that City Hall deposited in CODE’s account eventually ended up in the pocket of its president, Diana Frey.

Frey, who is accused of embezzling more than $757,000 in union funds since 2005, was indicted Wednesday on a wire fraud count that accuses her of fraudulently writing checks, making wire transfers, ATM withdrawals and credit card purchases to funnel members’ payments into her own accounts or use them for her own benefit.


http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2011 ... ext|News|p

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:19 am 
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FBI Investigating "Scuffle" In Which Five Fullerton Cops Beat Kelly Thomas Into a Coma
Mike Riggs | August 1, 2011


The FBI announced over the weekend that it is investigating the early July beating of homeless man Kelly Thomas. On July 5, five Fullerton cops attempted to search Thomas while responding to a call about burglarized cars. When Thomas, a 135-pound schizophrenic, resisted arrest, the officers tazed him and beat him with their flashlights. Thomas was in a coma for five days, until his family took him off life support. Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson sent a letter last week to the DOJ requesting a federal investigation investigation.

In its story on the community reaction to Thomas' death, NBCLA called the brutal beating a "scuffle." The local news site also covered a community rally for Thomas, who was unrecognizable to his parents when they arrived at the hospital. "The protesters held signs of support," wrote reporter Angie Crouch, "and called for the police to take action against what some in the crowd labeled 'Police Brutality' on posters." Emphasis mine.

What happens now? The Orange County District Attorney's office is conducting an investigation into whether the officers did something they should not have done. The FBI investigation will focus on whether Thomas' civil rights were violated. The OC Weekly reports that the OC DA's office has already offered the Thomas family $900,000 to head off a civil suit. "A city official reportedly told the parents that they would have offered more money but their son was 'no rocket scientist.'"

As for the officers? The Orange County Register reported on Friday that four of the five were back on duty:


One of the officers is now on administrative leave. While the five other officers have since returned to active duty, Fullerton police Chief Michael Sellers on Friday evening temporarily reassigned them away from front-line patrol duties.

"In other words, they are not working the streets," Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said. "The chief said that for the sake of public trust and confidence, and in the best interest of the investigation, he made these reassignments."

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
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Sacked MBTA punks back on the job
Boston Herald, by Richard Weir



The MBTA has been forced to rehire seven drivers and other key employees after they were fired for offenses ranging from dozing at the wheel due to drug use, child rape, and assaulting and making bizarre threats of violence against co-workers — after bureaucratic arbitrators overturned their dismissals on technicalities
, a Herald review has found. The Herald demanded T arbitration records after a motorman convicted of striking his pregnant girlfriend with a chain was given his job back last spring. News of arbitrators’ leniency toward public servants entrusted with passenger safety has alarmed T crash victims,

http://bostonherald.com./news/regional/ ... position=1

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 Post subject: Re: Proud union members.
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:41 am 
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The entire purpose of a union is to collectively bargain for the best possible deal.


yep, here is sparks idea of the best possible deal.

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Who woulda guessed that getting rid of unions, (liberals), would create such benefits to everyone else. Amazing !!!


So what's happening with your local school system?

This is amazing stuff... Well worth the read...

Remember the violent and dis-gusting demonstrations over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker doing away with the collective bargaining for teacher's unions? The results are in. Some school districts went from a $400,000 deficit to a $1,500,000 surplus as a result. Why?

It seems that the insurance company that provided all the "so-called" benefits to the teachers, was an insurance company owned and operated by the teacher's union. Since they were guaranteed to get the insurance business from the teachers and the State had to pay for it, and not the teachers, they were increasing the annual costs every single year to become the most expensive insurance company in the state. Then the insurance company was donating millions and millions of dollars to their favorite democrat politicians, who when they got elected, guaranteed to keep funding the unions outrageous costs. In other words, the insurance company was a "pass through" for Wisconsin taxpayer money directly to the democrat politicians.

Nice racket, and this is the racket that is going on in every single State that allows collective bargaining. No wonder the States are taking it away. Now that the State of Wisconsin is free to put the insurance contract out for bid, and lo and behold, they have saved so much money it has turned deficits into surplus amounts. As a result, none of the teachers had to be laid off, everyone got a raise, etc., etc., and the taxpayers of Wisconsin don't have to pay more taxes to fund the union's political ambitions.

If you weren't aware of the reasons why Gov. Walker was fighting to take away collective bargaining, it gives you an idea of the problem The Republican Party has. Outside of one or two, none of them know how to speak up and explain properly what the problem was. We could sure use a Ronald Reagan now, someone who could explain things for people to understand, since we know that people don't like to read anymore.



[u]Here is the article: [/u]

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 Post subject: Re: Unions Hold Road Work Hostage With Their Greed
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Washington Examiner, by Joy Pullman



American Federation of Teachers officials have disavowed an internal report after it was posted on the union's website following its annual conference, embedded on each of its 19 pages with the union's logo and signed by a union official.

The report, titled "How Connecticut Defused the Parent Trigger," was replaced on AFT's website with a note saying "we have received complaints about these materials and have removed them because they do not represent AFT's position."

Education activist RiShawn Biddle copied the report before it was removed from the AFT website. The report describes in detail AFT's strategy for subverting school reform legislation in Connecticut, a strategy that relied greatly on deceiving legislators and interested parents.

The Parent Trigger proposal originated in California and was adopted by education reformers in Connecticut last year. The proposal empowers a majority of parents with children attending a persistently failing school to force education officials to either close it, convert it to a charter school or replace its staff.


Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/o ... z1U9yLQe7f

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Union backs conductor who kicked girl off train
The Local


A union has leapt to the defence of the train conductor who was suspended after throwing an 11-year-old girl off a train on Wednesday because the girl didn't have a ticket.

The girl, who was traveling between Örebro and Gothenburg with her older sister, was forced off the train at a station in Kumla, about 20 kilometres south of Örebro.

Her whereabouts remained unknown for nearly 12 hours until police learned that she had been taken in by a concerned resident who found the 11-year-old sobbing near the Kumla station.

The conductor who decided to force the girl off the train was suspended on Wednesday while national rail operator SJ conducted an investigation of the incident.

Meanwhile, the conductor's labour union SEKO has quickly come to her defence, criticising the rail company's handling of the whole affair,


http://www.thelocal.se/35360/20110804/

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 Post subject: Re: Proud union members.
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sparks wrote:
The entire purpose of a union is to collectively bargain for the best possible deal.


yep, here is sparks idea of the best possible deal.

take a look at this



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California pays prisons guards for
attending Las Vegas convention

Sacramento Bee, by Paresh Dave


The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has set aside about $350,000 to pay several hundred corrections officers while they attend their union's annual convention later this month in Las Vegas.

The arrangement with the California Correctional Peace Officers Association is unique among the state's collective bargaining agreements.

Up to 10 rank-and-file employees from each of the state's 37 correctional facilities may claim three days of what's called "activist release time" while at the Aug. 16-19 convention. This means the state will pay them for those days without getting reimbursement from the union.

Read more: http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/04/381555 ... z1UALWN4oa


http://www.sacbee.com/2011/08/04/381555 ... z1UAKHzNst

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