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I remember my grade school principal walking into our class and telling us that the school was closing for the day and for us to prepare to board our schoolbusses. I was distressed to find, when I got home that the President had been killed. I did not know until adulthood that in 1962, President John Kennedy issued Executive Order 10988, affirming the right of federal workers to organize and codifying their right to bargain collectively. Thus JFK was the culprit that laid the groundwork for the plague of locusts referred to as “Public Sector Unions”.  (Or as the Democrats call them, “Moneybags”.

The unions are resisting fiscal reforms, even though they are picking the pockets of private sector workers. Are salaries and benefits a right? Steve Green reminds PJTV viewers that rights belong to the individual, not the collective. Hear more about the future of labor, public service unions, and the Wisconsin protests on this episode of Trifecta.

▶ Money Grubbing Thugs: Public Sector Unions Can’t Stop Devouring Taxpayer Money – YouTube.

And from the Seattle Times another union paradigm for collaboration with the National Socialists:

It’s obvious that if some foreign entity were to conspire to dumb down our children as today’s teachers union is doing (the NEA), it would be an act of war. So why do these teacher union thugs get a pass from our wrath?

As our modern-day government run school system pumps out raving failures year after year, public apathy seems to keep pace with the same ignorance fostered by government school incompetence.

This new NEA SS guard is taking over the public schools, and are opting to teach our children the rudiments of their faulty strain of collectivism which has as its goal “equal outcome” (a.k.a. outcome-based education) as opposed to equal opportunity.

Instead of teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, these incompetent NEA-trained teachers are instead teaching our kids how to install a latex condom onto a banana.

While laying claim to a “values neutral” school system, they are indoctrinating our children with various strains of humanistic thinking, as well as incorporating ancient pagan beliefs about nature.

Teacher’s Union — Schools Are Training Idiots To Become Drain On Our Society

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Or maybe Craig Becker from the NLRB found a way to threaten them.

From: Ford facing shortage of Focus models due to dashboard supplier issue

We’re nearly certain that robots will one day rise up and take over the planet. We’ve watched The Terminator enough times now to see how the scenario will play out. Thankfully, robots aren’t advanced enough yet to ruin your life, but they might be smart enough to ruin your day… at least if you’re a car buyer waiting to pick up a brand-new 2012 Ford Focus.

Production of the popular compact has reportedly been hampered by a machine that makes dashboard coverings. Apparently, the Detroit area supplier’s equipment takes unscheduled breaks, and only works intermittently. According to the Associated Press, this issue has put the hurt on Focus production, forcing Ford to fly in needed parts from European vendors in an effort to try and keep assembly moving. That’s a spendy way to make sure the Focus get its dash material, but Ford doesn’t have other options at the moment.

To read aout the problems being caused by recess appointing of the SEIU’s Chief Council to the National Labor Relations Board read this article at “The Daily Caller”:

As Boeing factory debate heats up, past writings of NLRB member Craig Becker raise questions

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John Aglialoro, producer of the new “Atlas Shrugged” film, joined Rick Folbaum to talk about why he felt it was so important to get this movie made and why it took so long to bring it to the big screen.

The Wall Street Journal’s blog Speakeasy has some helpful background on the book, and on Rand:

Rand and her army of ideological adherents—both then and now—claim that “Atlas Shrugged” is the greatest novel ever written. Even those who have never read it know the plot: America’s productive titans go on strike against a progressively intrusive, tax-happy, and morally corrupt socialistic government until, at last, the nation’s “looters and moochers” beg them to come back and restore prosperity on their terms, ending with the promise of a utopia of the competent and the strong. “For the first time [in history], you have depicted persons and their actions in perfect accordance with principles and their consequences,” libertarian founding father Murray Rothbard wrote to Rand about the book in 1957, adding that she had “a mind that I unhesitatingly say is the most brilliant of the twentieth century.” (A few years later, he compared her exercise of control over the minds of her followers to the cults of Hitler, Mao, and Trotsky.) Delineating a world in which productive, purposeful people like herself could thrive without being thwarted by the envy, greed, or interference of others less gifted was her life’s mission. She accomplished it in “Atlas Shrugged” and wanted to see nothing less than a movie that represented her imagined world in all its glorious details and dark colors.

The reason tha Atlas opened in only 300 theaters was that without a “distribution deal” with a distributor they didn’t have the money to do more. However being sold out over the opening weedend attracted the needed money.

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From National Review:

But status quo and stagnation are not an appealing platform, especially for one who campaigned as the candidate of hope and change. Democrats are playing defense, hoping for a shift of opinion. So far, it hasn’t happened.

The public-employee unions hoped to defeat a Republican Supreme Court justice and create an activist liberal majority that might overturn the law. Turnout increased from 793,000 in April 2009 to 837,000 in the February 2011 primary to 1,494,000 last week, and examination of the returns shows big increases where unions are strong.

Maybe the taxpayers are tired of being enslaved by the tax-eaters? If not, oh well Heinlein (for those of you that don’t “get” Who is John Galt?) explained it this way:

“Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”
— Robert Heinlein

I have been wondering about the seemingly incoherent policies propagating out of the District of Corruption and trying to develop a model of thinking and goals that would be consistent with the insanity. I have had to abandon any thought of citizen or taxpayer well-being or maintenance of American exceptionalism in order to come up with a somewhat consistent model.

The District of Corruption has become, in essence, a wholesale club sized Faculty Lounge that has developed a plan to run the country as a university focused on the welfare of the faculty over the students or the payers of the tuition.

First is the plan to get out of debt seems to be Quantitative Easing III, IV, V, VI, and however many more it takes to make all those outstanding Treasury Bills (and their interest obligations) worthless. The fact that it will impoverish the American citizenry is as Microsoft used to say, “not a bug, but a feature.” It will wipe out the rich as well as the successful and the thrifty, thus putting all citizens’ welfare in the hands of those best qualified to judge a persons worth (no not the free market, that is seen as cruel, unfair and idiotic to the insufficiently rewarded, it must be those with the wisdom of Solomon, the Tenured).

This destruction of the dollar not only gets us out of debt while punishing those so rude to have been more successful in the free market than the new masters, but also sets the stage for the resurgence of America as a “properly structured society.” In other words the serfs need to acknowledge their proper place in the presence of their accredited and credentialed betters.

That brings us to the master stroke. In claiming that the oil companies get a “tax incentive” by writing off business expenses such as depreciation, exploration, and the cost of failed production attempts (things that legitimate costs of doing business in every other business, just bigger numbers in the oil business), the stage is set for the DOE to revoke all leases and nationalize the oil fields. After the dollar has been destroyed and whether the new currency that purchases oil is a “basket of currencies” or the PetroBuck® the wealth in the oil fields of what was previously called the United States will be more than enough to support the proletariat in their virtual slavery while the masters party like Nero. Issuing decrees as the Gods from Olympus (you have to “properly guide” those serfs, dontcha know?).

The protests in Wisconsin are just the surface of a far, far larger phenomenon taking place beneath the surface. In this Firewall, Bill examines the three great waves of human civilization, and how what we are seeing in Madison is a war the Unions ultimately cannot win.