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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes..
    First paragraph of the letter.
    "We are the front-line workers who haul container rigs full of imported and exported goods to and from the docks and warehouses every day."
    The ILWU has released a statement saying that they have not approved of the action. If you want to be honest then you will realize that there are conflicting accounts of the level of support by the longshoremen and truckers.
    "I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    The ILWU has released a statement saying that they have not approved of the action. If you want to be honest then you will realize that there are conflicting accounts of the level of support by the longshoremen and truckers.
    clearly, the unions aren't too thrilled with OWS stepping on their toes or stealing their limelight.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by nathanj63 View Post
    I think the premise is bad. I think if the motivation behind an action is a negative one it will always end up being a mess like this was.
    The premise was to take away profits from rich corporations...I don't have a problem with that, as boycotts and such forms of protest have used that premise in many good movements, the way they did it though, an't so good.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by FFDP666 View Post
    The premise was to take away profits from rich corporations...I don't have a problem with that, as boycotts and such forms of protest have used that premise in many good movements, the way they did it though, an't so good.
    But I would argue that a boycott is different. Then you are excercising your right to chose to buy, or not buy, a product. If you are blocking ports you are not imposing your will on other people. And I don't think the answer to the problem is taking profits away from rich corporations.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    clearly, the unions aren't too thrilled with OWS stepping on their toes or stealing their limelight.
    …or putting their members out of work.
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    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    clearly, the unions aren't too thrilled with OWS stepping on their toes or stealing their limelight.
    Anyone wanna guess why?

    Union dues come out of the members's salaries.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    …or putting their members out of work.
    There it is.

    Unions are purdy useless, without jobs filled with workers.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Anyone wanna guess why?

    Union dues come out of the members's salaries.
    Union dues are a flat-fee, unrelated to hourly income.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Union dues are a flat-fee, unrelated to hourly income.
    You sure don't know anything about the unions that you love and worship.

    What's next? Payroll taxes are unrelated to hourly income?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Occupy Protesters Have Blocked Access to Three West-Coast Ports

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    You sure don't know anything about the unions that you love and worship.

    err...I get charged a flat-fee, every two weeks.

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