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    Happy Labor Day!

    I'm working later, but this makes me feel a bit better.

    Arise ye workers from your slumbers
    Arise ye prisoners of want
    For reason in revolt now thunders
    And at last ends the age of cant.
    Away with all your superstitions
    Servile masses arise, arise
    We'll change henceforth the old conditions
    And spurn the dust to win the prize.

    So comrades, come rally
    And the last fight let us face
    The Internationale unites the human race.
    So comrades, come rally
    And the last fight let us face
    The Internationale unites the human race.

    No more deluded by reaction
    On tyrants only we'll make war
    The soldiers too will take strike action
    They'll break ranks and fight no more
    And if those cannibals keep trying
    To sacrifice us to their pride
    They soon shall hear the bullets flying
    We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

    No saviour from on high delivers
    No faith have we in prince or peer
    Our own right hand the chains must shiver
    Chains of hatred, greed and fear
    E'er the thieves will out with their booty
    And give to all a happier lot.
    Those at the forge must do their duty
    And we'll strike while the iron is hot.
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
    Crippled Avenger

    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

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    Is that the "Communist Internationale"?

    I've never heard it in English, so I don't know the words.
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    It's a song written by Eugene Pottier (Paris 1871)

    how obscure is that lol!

    anyway, this song was used as the soviet national anthem until 1944 when it was changed to "stalins song" (not the elton john remix lol)

    It is French in origin and related to the french workers rise in the times that it was written and adopted by the soviets because of it's obvious marxist sentiments.

    so, in a nutshell, yes, it's commie :-D

    cheers
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    Whats everyone doing for this labor day?
    I was supposed to go to some hot springs, but it fell through.

    HAPPY LABOR DAY!!!
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    Happy Labour day Americans

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    I'm working. Go figure.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oso View Post
    AND, yea, a good bit of it is about whether you can fight with what you know...kinda all of it is about that.

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    Question why hasnt BJ(black jack)

    chimed iin with is anti-everyone else but america, commie pinko scum rhetoric?


    Happy Labour Day to all the hardworking people in this country who strive to make their lives bettr in the face of this failing economy and tumultous republican administration.

    Many Respects,,,,TWS
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    Happy Labor Day!

    Lets never forget the union men who raised our standard of living to where we are today! Hooray for the forty hour week! Hooray for the weekend! Hooray for minimum wages! Hooray for workplace safety laws! Hooray for child labor laws! Hooray for time and a half overtime! Hooray for collective bargaining!

    SOLIDARITY FOREVER!

    Arise ye workers from your slumbers
    Arise ye prisoners of want
    For reason in revolt now thunders
    And at last ends the age of cant.
    Away with all your superstitions
    Servile masses arise, arise
    We'll change henceforth the old tradition
    And spurn the dust to win the prize.

    So comrades, come rally
    And the last fight let us face
    The Internationale unites the human race.
    So comrades, come rally
    And the last fight let us face
    The Internationale unites the human race.

    No more deluded by reaction
    On tyrants only we'll make war
    The soldiers too will take strike action
    They'll break ranks and fight no more
    And if those cannibals keep trying
    To sacrifice us to their pride
    They soon shall hear the bullets flying
    We'll shoot the generals on our own side.

    No saviour from on high delivers
    No faith have we in prince or peer
    Our own right hand the chains must shiver
    Chains of hatred, greed and fear
    E'er the thieves will out with their booty
    And give to all a happier lot.
    Each at the forge must do their duty
    And we'll strike while the iron is hot.
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
    Crippled Avenger

    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

    First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast.

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    Also, check out The High Hat's Labor Day supplement. I've got an article in there under a pseudonym (you'll understand why when you read it.)

    http://www.thehighhat.com
    All my fight strategy is based on deliberately injuring my opponents. -
    Crippled Avenger

    "It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever get near a front-line trench, except on the briefest of propoganda visits...Perhaps when the next great war comes we may see that sight unprecendented in all history, a jingo with a bullet-hole in him."

    First you get good, then you get fast, then you get good and fast.

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    While the original concept of the union is a noble ideal, and much good has been done, it seems to have degenerated into the organized avoidance of work, rather than a celebration of work.
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    actually that would be a beauracracy you're refering to matrix.

    If not for unions, you'd be an endentured slave even now in this new millenium.

    The only thing I have doubts about is minimum wage. Is tehre anything more insulting than being paid the least amount of money that a company is legally obligated to do so?

    Besides, a huge portion fo jobs are non unionized simply because of labour laws.

    But aside from that, most of those union jobs will be outsourced and people will be looking to hold down 2 jobs to make half the money of teh job they have now if the trends of globalization continue. It will be a couple of generations before people don't notice what is happening.

    act now, and "strike while the iron is hot", buy stuff made in your home country even if it costs a couple of dollars more. Especially the big ticket items like cars and major appliances when available.
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    Originally posted by Kung Lek
    actually that would be a beauracracy you're refering to matrix.

    If not for unions, you'd be an endentured slave even now in this new millenium.
    Like I said, that may be true of the original concepts of the unions, but it is not so today. They served a purpose, and did it well. Times have changed....

    Let's look at the NDP, repsonsible for much of the Canadian social safety net. Just don't let those folks be in power.
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    well, the ndp does have a modicum of power now that we have a minority government in Ottawa (that's here in Canada for those folks not up to speed on Canadian politics)

    For the liberals to pass motions, they will likely count on the NDP to buff their minority votes seeing as the other parties are not much help and have opposing political agendas and platforms.

    I think that you are slightly incorrect in stating that the NDP is wholly responsible for the social saftey net. While the most certainly participated in the conceiving of the ideas, they have been steadily built upon and passed through into law by mostly Liberal governments in power at varyingf times with some of teh greatest steps forward made by the Pearson and Trudeau governments (both Liberal).

    The biggest enemy of teh social safety net is certainly the progressive conservatives (an oxymoron but now they are simply "conservatives".

    The NDP has kind of degraded into an overtly socialist group who would likely tax us to death in order to ensure that anyone can get anything for doing nothing.

    The conservatives are also in dissarray and their leader is in constant firefighter mode trying to keep his radical and often racist and intolerant members from getting media time. Some seriou blunders in teh areas of social safety and civil liberties come out of that group of neo cons.

    The Bloc actually is surprisingly still in existance. It has been noted that the only reason for this is because it's members couldn't get as good a job anywhere else in canada. (This was stated by a founding member of teh Bloc who walked across the floor on the liberals and started that party in order to get a better deal for Quebec under the trudeau government.

    Quebec has indeed gotten some plums since then, but the Bloc is still around, only quebec seperatists are responsible for that imo.

    The conservatives are mostly supported by the west and don't hold much sway since the disasterous effects of teh Mulroney era where Brian sold off much of the country and endentured us to teh USA corporate concerns for years to come locking us into sweetheart deals for the Americans and not such great deal for us. ie: we'll give the US our natural resources at a cut rate if they will come and open wal marts everywhere they can.

    Now, I would say that Ernest Manning (prestons dad) back in the day had a big piece of the action when he was NDP and indeed he was the mastermind of the concept of universal medical care. An idea that is catching on in other democratic nations but not quite there with our cousins to the south. This is probably because socialist ideals that are useful, are still viewed as merely socialist and are written off for that reason alone down south.

    anyway... just wanted to throw that in there.
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    Originally posted by Matrix
    Like I said, that may be true of the original concepts of the unions, but it is not so today. They served a purpose, and did it well. Times have changed....

    Let's look at the NDP, repsonsible for much of the Canadian social safety net. Just don't let those folks be in power.
    There's stuff like that everywere you look today. Me? I think I'll keep my union. I have seen it work miricals. Sometimes people who deserve to loose thier jobs don't, especially lazy people. But more often than not, it is the hard working slob who is just a bit slower but still putting out quality work that benifits the most.

    I was thanking the heavens for my union when I RIFed 3 years ago durring a company merger. I saw what happened to the other side, who wern't protected by a strong union.
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    Originally posted by Kung Lek
    I think that you are slightly incorrect in stating that the NDP is wholly responsible for the social saftey net.
    KL,
    While Liberal governments have passed the legislation, the NDP and former Social Credit under Tommy Douglas are largely seen as the champions of those causes. Public opinion can make the incumbent government do strange things.

    The biggest enemy of teh social safety net is certainly the progressive conservatives (an oxymoron but now they are simply "conservatives".
    Yep.

    The NDP has kind of degraded into an overtly socialist group who would likely tax us to death in order to ensure that anyone can get anything for doing nothing.

    The Bloc actually is surprisingly still in existance.
    Not surprising at all if you understand Quebec politics. It really speaks to the dicotomy that is the Quebequois national identity. It's not a black and white as separatist-nationalist. There's a lot of grey in between.
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