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Cake day: June 14th, 2023


  • Funny how much support these companies need: waivers for environmental and zoning issues, noise and use variances, incentives and tax breaks, special protections, benefits, or exceptions their lobbiests arranged, artificially low minimum wages, artificially high prices, bailouts, special bankruptcy protections, tax laws written just for them, tariffs on international competition, etc etc etc etc etc.

    On top of which, various forms of wage theft cost more than all robberies, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts combined, and it’s almost never prosecuted (or only in a superficial fines-only way, with no admission of guilt and no jail time). And the exact same thing happens with undocumented labor.

    And on top of that is the rollback of hard-won worker protections: states rolling back child labor laws, states saying kids don’t need meal breaks, states saying people working outdoors in extreme heat don’t need water breaks, etc etc etc etc.

    Of course, if you ask the owner, or the CEO, or other people who are benefiting from this system, they’ll tell you all about how “they built it with their own hands, from the ground up, with no help from anyone else” …

  • “Sanctions must not be imposed on the Israel Defense Forces!” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on X, formerly known as Twitter. “The intention to impose a sanction on a unit in the IDF is the height of absurdity and a moral low.”

    Hopefully it’s the first of many sanctions, you genocidal bastard.

    The Israeli government has repeatedly argued that it has its own independent justice system in place to hold accountable those responsible for human rights abuses.

    That “justice system” send to work just about as well as the police oversight boards in the States.