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    Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters

    I wasn't certain where to put this.. so.. Maybe it fits somewhere else better... but.

    I found this interesting that there are actually people out protesting about the shooting of Michael Brown to such an extent that they are giving up their jobs and/or cutting back on hours. Putting their responsibilities to their kids on the back burner so as to protest over an issue that is far from settlted, they have little information on, and their protesting will not change the outcome.

    I've copied two stories below, one in which the guy actually quit his job so he can protest more. The other where he cut back on his hours having an effect on the quality of life for his kids and himself.


    Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters | MSNBC

    “I was going through a lot mentally trying to figure everything out,” Fellows said. A conversation with his mother helped him focus. “She said, ‘What do you want to do, because you’re about to risk a lot,’” he said she told him. At that moment Fellows said he knew exactly what choice he would make.
    “I thanked them for the job, the opportunity and I left,” Fellows said….
    “I’m good right now,” he said. “I’m not in negative standing or past due right now. But this is still just the beginning of the month.” He says he’s applied for various service jobs— Nordstrom’s, AT&T, Verizon, Nordstrom’s Rack— but hasn’t gotten any serious bites.
    Lee said he’s already losing income because he’s cut his time behind the wheel of his cab by more than half — from about 90 hours a week to 40 hours — so that he can continue protesting.
    “It’s difficult because I have kids, I have responsibilities, I have bills,” Lee said in a recent telephone interview. “I’m on a thin margin as it is because I’ve spent so much time with the movement, but I’ve been able to work enough to keep my head above water. But to have that threatened over political reasons is crazy. People act politically active on a thousand different issues. Why do law enforcement supporters think they can bully people at their whim?”

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    Re: Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters

    Lee said he’s already losing income because he’s cut his time behind the wheel of his cab by more than half — from about 90 hours a week to 40 hours — so that he can continue protesting.

    “It’s difficult because I have kids, I have responsibilities, I have bills,” Lee said in a recent telephone interview. “I’m on a thin margin as it is because I’ve spent so much time with the movement, but I’ve been able to work enough to keep my head above water. But to have that threatened over political reasons is crazy. People act politically active on a thousand different issues. Why do law enforcement supporters think they can bully people at their whim?”



    WTF? Protesting isn't a full time job, dickhead. Your choice...but watch him apply for pubic assistance.

    The Urban League, expressing concern over the Brown case’s economic impact on the St. Louis area, has launched Save Our Sons, a partnership with area businesses to find jobs in the area for 500 black men.

    “It just seems like we are stuck,” job seeker Damon Williams told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at the time. “People are getting fed up.”


    Seriously?

    A former bill collector for a health care company said his boss gave him an ultimatum — either full-time hours at the office or with protesters in the streets.

    Gee, imagine that?
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    Re: Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    but watch him apply for pubic assistance.
    I would assume he already has.

    It makes me wonder if there are causes that conservatives protest to the extent of giving up a job and putting their family behind... Especially when not all facts are out and protesting is not going to change the outcome. This appears to be such an irrational behaviour, that it seems to me to be solely in the domain of a liberal.

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    Re: Tales of employment woe plague some Ferguson protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by buck View Post
    I would assume he already has.

    It makes me wonder if there are causes that conservatives protest to the extent of giving up a job and putting their family behind... Especially when not all facts are out and protesting is not going to change the outcome. This appears to be such an irrational behaviour, that it seems to me to be solely in the domain of a liberal.
    I agree with you Buck. It is irrational.

    I oppose animal cruelty and puppy mills. And the evidence is out there that they both exist without any openness for debate. But spending my days protesting them won't fee my kids.
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