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To: Ron who wrote (341866)10/13/2021 2:18:16 PM
From: Elroy Jetson
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The beauty of art always attracts strong bids at auction, regardless of the merit of the artist.




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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (341848)10/13/2021 2:31:24 PM
From: Wharf Rat
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"Does anyone else agree that these sub-orbital COMMERCIAL space launches are not important enough to dominate the news cycle all morning?"

I'd watch the Spaceman go into space.

Bill “Spaceman” Lee Made Baseball Fun, But Where is He Now?

...Lee also once claimed that his extensive marijuana use — including sprinkling marijuana on his pancakes in the morning — was beneficial to his health and made him impervious to bus fumes while jogging to Fenway Park for work. Of course, much of Lee’s antics were facetious and tongue-in-cheek, but that did not mean feathers weren’t ruffled.

Lee’s personality got in his way when Don Zimmer became manager of the Red Sox in 1978. Things got heated. Lee bestowed the moniker of “Gerbil” onto Zimmer, and the pitcher was basically glued to the bench after that....

fanbuzz.com

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From: S. maltophilia10/13/2021 5:01:49 PM
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Entertaining the boss:

aljazeera.com

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From: Sultan10/14/2021 2:13:57 AM
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When a Factory Relocates to Mexico, What Happens to Its American Workers?

www-nytimes-com.cdn.ampproject.org

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From: Sultan10/14/2021 2:18:07 AM
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To: Sultan who wrote (341871)10/14/2021 7:31:46 AM
From: abuelita
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I just read the replies to that tweet.
It would seem that England is a step or two
ahead of the USA in its decline. :(

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To: Sultan who wrote (341870)10/14/2021 9:34:20 AM
From: abuelita
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The bottom line is always maintained at the expense of the worker.
From $28/hr and a strong union in Indianapolis to $18/hr and a
weaker union in Alabama to $5/hr and no union in Mexico.

It’s the same the wide world over - it’s the poor that gets the shaft.

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To: Sultan who wrote (341870)10/14/2021 10:22:00 AM
From: Cautious_Optimist
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JMHO: Beware of American ultra-nationalism from the left-and-right extremes.

Americans have net-benefit from free and WELL REGULATED global trade. In the short-term there is always going to be local pigs-at-the-trough fighting change, as well as resistance to the transformation of labor - never easy if you are one of them who worked for decades in that factory making batteries, soap or canning tomatoes. That was the case in the 1980's forward in my area once dominated by smokestacks and various factories. Now, if well-planned, they are needed housing and parks.

Trade encourages the growth of foreign economies and human rights (the right to a decent job and to make a living for yourself and families) and reduces wars and refugees. That must be factored.

What happens to workers in developing countries who now have jobs? What happens when there is finally a demand for an educated workers other than men for physical labor and fighting?

People will argue that these foreign jobs are lower wages and that isn't "fair;" but for those people in other countries working for at a sustainable wage compared to the past it can be a ticket out of grinding poverty and a chance for women to escape a gendered caste including the traditional "jobs" in bars, brothels or the streets that any man who has travelled the developing world (socialist or "capitalist") can tell you about in a candid discussion.

Other industries thrive in Americans when prices of consumer goods are lower and people can afford to out to eat, or attend cultural events because they didn't go into debt every month due to the retail cost-of-USA-only goods.

Desperate immigrants might not be flooding if their home country are better developed. we must lose the demagoguery and manage free trade balanced with human rights. HUMAN rights have NO BORDERS.

Again, JMHO and clearly in the minority.

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To: abuelita who wrote (341873)10/14/2021 10:42:30 AM
From: Cautious_Optimist
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Robots, like "automation" are the newest threat to jobs and gold to the permanent wealthy caste who own them.

Its an unstoppable force, the answer lies more in how the enhanced wealth (and justice) is distributed.

This is true in all countries in all phases of development.

A lot of it is in how we define basic human rights, and how we tax. In a way that doesn't shoot the goose laying the eggs in technological "progress." Infrastructure and education, nutrition, and a right to basic humane housing for example.

Still so-called Christain pro-lifer neocons+MAGA's still prioritize the INDIVIDUAL with killer guns over well-regulating the amoral market drifts, JUSTICE and community based solutions to social problems.

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To: Cautious_Optimist who wrote (341875)10/14/2021 11:18:27 AM
From: abuelita
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Exact. And this article didn’t even touch on that
aspect. Only on the cheap labour in Mexico.

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