Call centre brings in prison labour at £3/day, fires regular workers – Boing Boing

Again this is how US corporations will become competitive in the global labor market.

Oh, and who is it that pays for the incarceration of this cheap labor? The rest of us.

Call centre brings in prison labour at £3/day, fires regular workers – Boing Boing.

Here’s the kicker: there used to be such things as Debtors Prisons. Couldn’t pay your debts, you got locked up. (Because that won’t put you any further in debt.) They were abolished not that long ago.

They’re on their way back.

The Most Honest Women’s Magazine Cover Ever | Adweek

This is what I used to do for a living.

(not exactly, but in a way)

The Most Honest Women’s Magazine Cover Ever | Adweek.

Honesty? Honestly...

do who I say, not what I do

in closing: “I’ve long thought that the solution to the cheap, cost-free moralizing that leads very upstanding people like Karl Rove to want to ban same-sex marriages (which they don’t want to enter into themselves, and thus cost them nothing) is to have those same “principles” apply consistently to all marriage laws. If Karl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Rush Limbaugh and their friends and followers actually were required by law to stay married to their wives — the way that “traditional marriage” was generally supposed to work — the movement to have our secular laws conform to “traditional marriage” principles would almost certainly die a quick, quiet and well-deserved death.”

clipped from

Rove: Champion of “traditional” divorce

an outspoken opponent of same-sex marriage, citing “5,000 years of understanding the institution of marriage” as his justification.  He also famously engineered multiple referenda to incorporate a ban on same-sex marriage into various states’ constitutions
Texas’ “no-fault” divorce law,
basically allows any married couple to simply end their marriage because they feel like it. 
one of the states which has constitutionally barred same-sex marriages, and has a Governor who explicitly cites Christian dogma as the reason to support that provision, yet the overwhelming majority of Texan citizens make sure that there’s nothing in the law making their own marriages binding or permanent — i.e., traditional.  They’re willing to limit other people’s marriage choices on moral grounds, but not their own, and thus have a law that lets them divorce whenever the mood strikes.
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Published in: on December 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Glenn Beck, Super Genius

Why do we continue to watch beck? For the same reason we continue to watch Wile E. Coyote. Both are perceived as evil (the coyote is, after all, just trying to eat), both keep coming up with more and more outlandish means to accomplish their ends, both are not taken seriously by their main adversaries (the only time the road runner even acknowledges the coyote is when he has to step out of the way), and both of them are doomed to failure.

And so we can’t turn away. They keep trying, they keep failing, and we keep watching that failure, every party wondering who among them will be the least persistent and eventually give up.

Unlike the coyote (who somehow can afford – and find for purchase – rocket skates, but not a cheeseburger), Beck wants you to watch – that’s his purpose. The more outrageous he gets, the more people go, “oh no he di’int,” and tune in.

And unlike the emaciated coyote, Beck knows where his next meal is coming from.

(via Progressives are like slave owners; and LA Times: Slavery was a liberal cause.)

Published in: on October 22, 2009 at 11:51 am  Leave a Comment  
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Unsubstantiated rumor as fact.

Shot at the newsstand outside my office. Another reason why you should believe absolutely everything you read about celebrities.

(the Us Weekly cover espouses “her European Diet Secrets” right under “No Workouts.” It seems the Star is less kind.)

Published in: on October 14, 2008 at 5:47 pm  Leave a Comment  
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