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The people who worked for Trump’s labor secretary pick are in the streets opposing him

  • In 24 cities on Monday, fast food workers took to the streets, hung banners from the tops of buildings and even shut down a corporate office in St. Louis. 
  • They had one simple goal: to stop Trump from making fast food CEO Andrew Puzder the top government official for protecting workers’ rights.
  • Puzder serves as the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the umbrella company that owns Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr. burger chains.
  • Less than a month ago, cooks and cashiers filed 33 legal complaints against CKE. One complaint says that the company surveilled employees and sent out intimidating memos warning them not to speak to the press. 
  • One woman fought off advances from a manager who, after he was rejected, allegedly told her, “If you don’t start giving me what I want, I’m going to have to start taking it from you.” Read more (2/13/17 8:12 PM)

“I haven’t printed that you have a werewolf employed in the Watch,” said William. He regretted it instantly, but Vimes was getting on his nerves.
“Where did you hear that?” said a quiet voice behind him. He turned in his hair. A fair-haired young woman in Watch uniform was leaning against the wall. She must have been there all the time.
“This is Sergeant Angua,” said Vimes. “You can speak freely in front of her.”
“I’ve… heard rumors,” said William. He’d seen the sergeant in the streets. She had a habit of staring a bit too sharply at people, he’d considered.
“And?”
“Look, I can see this is worrying you,” said William. “Please let me assure you that Corporal Nobbs’s secret is safe with me.”
No one spoke. William congratulated himself. It had been a shot in the dark, but he could tell by Sergeant Angua’s face that he’d won this one. It seemed to have shut down, locking away all expression.
“We don’t often talk about Corporal Nobbs’s species,” said Vimes after a while. “I would deem it a small favor if you take the same approach.”

– on dramatic irony | Terry Pratchett, The Truth

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Democrats must overhaul party, attack big business, Sanders says
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks at a federal contract workers rally to celebrate Andrew Puzder's decision to withdraw from consideration to be secretary of labor, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 16, 2017.

Former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Sunday urged a major overhaul of his party, calling for more aggressive efforts to court working-class voters and fight big businesses from Wall Street to the pharmaceutical sector.

Sanders, who spoke a day after Democrats chose Tom Perez, a veteran of former President Barack Obama’s administration, as their new party chairman, said it was also crucial for progressives to do more to mobilize grassroots supporters to take on Republican President Donald Trump.

“We need a total transformation,” the 75-year-old U.S. senator from Vermont said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

We need to open up the party to working people, to young people and make it crystal clear that the Democratic Party is going to take on Wall Street, it’s going to take on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry, it’s going to take on corporate America that is shutting down plants in this country and moving our jobs abroad,” he added.

Democrats are struggling to recover from an electoral rout in November in which they lost not only the White House, but both chambers of the U.S. Congress. Republicans won the governor’s office in 33 states, up from 31, and increased their dominance in state legislatures.

The unexpectedly strong challenge from Sanders, a Democratic socialist, to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary laid bare the fissures within the party.

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Report: Donald Trump Plans to Eliminate National Endowment for the Arts, Privatize Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Donald Trump's transition team is eyeing staggering cuts to the federal agencies that support the arts, humanities, and public broadcasting, the Hill reports. Under the team's plan, the non-profit Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public television, public radio, and PBS, would be privatized. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which offer grants for artistic and educational productions, exhibitions, research, and more, would be eliminated entirely. As The Hill points out, the proposed plan hews closely to a blueprint prepared by conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, which has had an outsize influence on the staffing and direction of the new administration. Two transition team members reportedly discussing the cuts to arts funding, Russ Vought and John Gray, previously worked for the Heritage Foundation, and for vice president-elect Mike Pence. The U.S. has always trailed countries like Canada and

Everyone, everyone on this page should be blowing up phones and trying to shut this shit down. Not cutting military spending, no bail outs for corporations and major tax cuts. We’re saving money by shutting down the arts. And privatizing PBS.

This is absolute bullshit.

kirasnapeaddict  asked:

In PoA, there are Dementors around Hogwarts looking for Sirius. As we know Dementors are creatures who fill peoples minds with their worst memories and suppress the good memories. So as long as they are around everybody is in greater danger of beeing overwhelmed by their worst memories. How can Severus resist those feelings? There are only few good memories in him, but a lot of very horrible ones. And its not possible to show his Patronus, it woul reveal to much?

In HBP he says there are multiple ways to beat dementors so I’m assuming in PoA he uses them. I feel like Occlumency is one of those as it involves pushing away bad memories. If a Dementor gets close, he shuts down and shields his mind. Also he can use a non corporeal Patronus.

TalesFromRetail: No it's ok take your time. It's not like we're on a schedule.

I work in a gas station, on Sunday nights (my shift) at 00:30 the tills and computers and safe all shut down to receive information from corporate. After 00:30 we can’t access the computers/point of sale.

On Sundays we’re supposed to count the till back to 200$. This is a really long process with lots of math and we get 15 minutes to do it, on days where the till total is 400+ you really need the full 15mins.

C- clumsy customer P- my coworker M- me

P has worked at the station a really long time. I’m not sure how long, but I know it’s long. This means she is frustratingly ‘by the book’ when it comes to newer employees (me) and she goes out of her way to help late night customers, many of whom are regulars.

P arrives at 00:15, I start the counting back to 200$ process. At 00:18 a customer arrives. Great. If anyone else was taking over my shift I’d tell the customer they have to wait till 00:35 to pay, or if I wasn’t right in the middle of counting the till, let them pay card. Not with P.

P-She yells over “ask if they’re paying card” I already know to ask if theyre paying card. I’ve worked here 8 months now. They aren’t paying card.

P- “ask if they have correct change” I already know I can accept correct change, but I don’t want to. I’m not confident in my mental math skills to add it to what I’ve already counted and blah blah.

Fab. They have correct change. It’s 00:20. I ask what they want.

C- “do you have any deals on energy drinks?”

M-screaming inside, “I’ll go check for you”

I come back, tell them the deals. They’re not sure. They and their friend debate what they want. 00:24. Finally they decide and I grab their drinks, scan them. 6$ total.

C takes his time rummaging through his wallet to find coins. I can see a 10$ note. Please give me the note and let’s be done with this. He ends up pulling out a bunch of change 10c and 20c everywhere. He brings it to the little night window sliding door. I reach for it…

He drops it.

00:27. He picks it up, counts it out again. I’m crying inside. If I’d just told him to wait. Goddamn you, P. Finally I get it and give him his drinks. But now it’s too late.

00:30. The end of day starts and my drawer thinks I’m 1400$ short because I couldn’t Finish the end of day.

P “next time if they aren’t paying by card just tell them to wait”

M- /explodes/

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twerkyvulture  asked:

also do one for ur fave Overwatch character and ur least favorite Overwatch character

Fave: Symmetra
  • First impression: I would die for Satya Vaswani
  • Impression now: I would kill for Satya Vaswani
  • Favorite moment: One match I killed a Junkrat who was then revived by a Mercy so I killed her and then the Junkrat again and proceeded to shut down a Reaper ult
  • Idea for a story: Sombra infiltrates the Vishkar Corporation and encounters Satya leading to her realizing she’s not nearly as straight as she thought she was
  • Unpopular opinion: Symmetra’s default skin is Not Very Good and doesn’t match her character/personality. Her Vishkar/Architect skins fit her better and a combination between them and her default would be best 
  • Favorite relationship: I like her consistent stance of “Torbjorn fucking sucks” 
  • Favorite headcanon: Symmetra is bisexual, loves to draw in her spare time, and had a dinosaur obsession as a kid and no I’m not projecting because she’s literally the first autistic superhero I’ve ever seen and I’m bitter I never had one of those growing up

Least Fave: Widowmaker

  • First impression: EXPANDO ASS???????????
  • Impression now: “That’s okay, we didn’t need a healer anyway, this payload’ll move itself, thanks Ron”
  • Favorite moment: I outsniped and killed her from the spawn point on Anubis attack as Zenyatta fuck you Amelie go eat some old bread
  • Idea for a story: She trips over her stupid heels and falls face first into some bad escargot she left lying around
  • Unpopular opinion: Widowtracer has always been a garbage ship and now it’s even worse considering Tracer is canonically in a loving, happy relationship with a woman that isn’t based around angst and abuse
  • Favorite relationship: Sombra/Widowmaker is actually kind of not bad
  • Favorite headcanon: The French accent is just an act she’s actually from Wisconsin
  • <p> <b>Cyndago:</b> *shut down after daniel's passing, in honor of both him and the channel; ryan moves on; nothing is added, respecting its legacy*<p/><b>Cyndago (in the alternate dimension where it's owned by a corporate mcn):</b> *shut down after daniel's passing, in honor of both him and the channel; ryan moves on; gets reopened by the mcn and goes through 10 different rebrandings; dies a slow, painful death*<p/></p>

“In 2006, Congress passed the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, a bill conceived of and advanced by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a corporate-sponsored conservative think tank and lobbying group that champions pro-"free market” legislation. The new law criminalizes actions aimed at “damaging or interfering with the operations of an animal enterprise,” including First Amendment activity such as pickets and boycotts. The legislation was crafted explicitly to empower law enforcement to squelch hitherto legal, above-ground animal rights advocacy, after a group of activists called Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty nearly shut down an infamous multinational animal testing corporation through purely legal means. Activists charge SHAC’s target, Huntingdon Life Sciences, with killing hundreds of animals a day through their toxicity testing business, which involves practices such as injecting puppies with pesticides. Undercover footage has shown Huntingdon technicians punching beagle puppies in the face and dissecting a live, conscious monkey. Under the AETA’s predecessor, the Animal Enterprise Protection Act, six SHAC activists were convicted as terrorists for posting publicly available information on a website. They were sentenced to a combined 23 years in prison. The new law was created because the animal enterprise lobbies felt that those penalties did not go far enough.

This year, laws were passed in Iowa and Utah that make it a crime to take a job at a factory farm for the purpose of shooting clandestine video footage of animal abuse. As with the AETA, these laws were a direct response to the success of an animal advocacy group using legal means to expose industrial cruelty – in this case an undercover video by Mercy For Animals. The FBI has already recommended prosecuting undercover investigators under the AETA as terrorists.“

Just in case you still believe these people have nothing to hide. 

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anonymous asked:

Ok this is gonna sound weird but hear me out. The office Hamilton AU everybody pulling pranks and burr is actually trying to work. And Laurens, mulligan, and Lafayette can work in the warehouse.

Sounds legit I approve
Like
Hamilton is the main character and he just kinda is average
Then you have him dating Eliza, the by the book secretary for the big boss(Washington), and his coworker Angelica obviously flirting with him and trying to get with him
Then you have the terrifying trio(Laurens, Lafayette, and hERCULES MULLIGAN) working together in one section like accounting or computers or the warehouse or whatever
Then you have Jefferson, the corporate bigwig who wants to shut the company down, and Madison, his shy and cowardly assistant who just kinda follows him around(but he has an episode where he realizes Jefferson is kinda a dickbag, and it ruins Jeffersons plan to ask Madison out cause he was secretly fabulously gay for him).
Then there’s Burr, the stuffy rulebook lovable asshole who is always on everyone’s case for messing around
And Peggy can do something
Sometime
Yaknow
If they remember to cast her ;-;
But yah I fully approve of Office Hamilton
HamOffice? OfficeTon? Idk

Rivetra Week: Modern

1875

“Oh papa I’ve won again!”

Petra Ral let out a triumphant giggle as she placed her playing cards face up, revealing her winning hand. Feigning distress, her father put a hand over his heart and marked another tally next to her name on the pad of paper he was using as a scoreboard. In a chair by the fireplace, her mother rocked in a wooden chair, mending an apron.

“Perhaps we should send her off to the gambling halls, dear,” she suggested, not looking up from her work, “we’d have to work only half as hard.”

Petra laughed at this, shuffling the deck and asking if he’d like to play again. He did, of course.

A knock at their door caused them to pause and Mrs. Ral set down the her project with a slightly furrowed brow.

“Who would come at this hour?” she wondered, excusing herself from the living area to see what exactly was the matter.

Mr. Ral and Petra exchanged a curious glance.

“You don’t suppose Auruo has lost his cat again do you?” he wondered.

“If he has, I haven’t got it!” she shot back with a huff. It wasn’t likely to be true. Her childhood friend, Auruo Bossard was forever misplacing his pet due to the feline’s infatuation with the copper haired girl. It was trying to say the least.

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Secretary Clinton supported virtually every one of these disastrous trade agreements, written by corporate America. NAFTA, supported by the Secretary, cost us 800,000 jobs nation-wide, tens of thousands of jobs in the Midwest. […] I was on a picket-line in the early 1990s against NAFTA because you didn’t need a PhD in economics to understand that American workers should not be forced to compete against people in Mexico, making 25 cents an hour. And the reason that I was one of the first, not one of the last, to be in opposition to the TPP is that American workers should not be forced to compete against people in Vietnam today making a minimum wage of 65 cents an hour. Look, what we have gotta do is tell corporate America that they cannot continue to shut down. We’ve lost 60,000 factories since 2001. They’re going to start having to, if I’m President, invest in this country, not in China, not in Mexico.
—  Bernie Sanders
Just a short few months ago, Trump was pledging to force United Technologies to ‘pay a damn tax.’ He was insisting on very steep tariffs for companies like Carrier that left the United States and wanted to sell their foreign-made products back in the United States. Instead of a damn tax, the company will be rewarded with a damn tax cut. Wow! How’s that for standing up to corporate greed? How’s that for punishing corporations that shut down in the United States and move abroad? In essence, United Technologies took Trump hostage and won. And that should send a shock wave of fear through all workers across the country.
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Bernie Sanders“Carrier just showed corporations how to beat Donald Trump”

Trump is the worst negotiator for the working class. Trump has never represented anyone but himself. He has no understanding of working for someone else. 

Government is the last place a con artist like Trump should be given power.

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Where Online Services Go When They Die: Rebuilding Prodigy, one screen at a time. A brilliant, small effort to reconstruct and revisit a place that many of us knew—a place where, as a first-time user, watching the graphics load up felt as though you’d dialed the future with your modem.

As we invest more of our lives into the electronic realm, corporate decisions to shut down online services without recourse are beginning to resemble digital acts of Nero burning Rome—cultural history and entire communities are trashed in the process.

What is gonna happen with those cars and trucks? Ask to whom write it down on this ad" 

Odd. In 1981, Chrysler Corporation do Brasil shuts down their activities in Brazil. Volkswagen buys the plant and finish the remaining vehicles. So, those rare last Dodges Dart, D100 trucks and Polaras from Brazil were actually built by Volkswagen. The plant still exists in São Bernardo do Campo, where VW builds their Trucks,

So basically the Supreme Court just said that a corporation not only has free speech, can contribute as much money as it wants to political causes, it also has the ability to impose its religious beliefs on its employees and tell you what you can and cannot do with your body.

But somehow when they actually have to take responsibility for things like poisoning water supplies and knowingly manufacturing goods that kill people they don’t go to jail or get shut down. 

God bless America, a country of the corporation, by the corporation and for the corporation. 

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#F29: Some photos from today’s Occupy Wall Street protests, which are centered around Bryant Park in New York City and aimed at corrupt corporations. Using the hashtags #F29 and #ShutDowntheCorporations, the protesters seem to be aiming their ire at corporations as well as the American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC, a conservative non-profit. 

The image in the second row on the left reportedly shows protesters outside of Pfizer’s NYC offices. The bottom two images are a poster advertising and an image of journalist and author Matt Taibbi speaking at the park. Among other things he reportedly urged listeners to take their money out of Bank of America because, “it’s not safe.” (source)

(photos via @allisonkilkenny, @OWStactical, @mollycrabapple, @amymillerz)

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