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February 17 2019

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February 12 2019


Amazon Patents Wristband to Track Hand Movements of Warehouse Employees








What Amazon will probably say to justify this later:It’s so we can tell if one of our staff is stealing

What the article says it’s for:It vibrates or shocks employees if they sort the packaging wrong

What Amazon’s ulterior motive probably is: We can track the pace of their work and if they’re taking a few seconds too long or using their hands to wipe their sweaty brows, we bring it up at a performance review and will fire them for it. But remember that if you whine about this or demand better conditions/wages, we’ll just replace you with robots, so keep working you mindless and invasively-monitored drones

what the fuck kind of dystopian bullshit

OKAY SO normally I would save my comments for the tags but I have first hand experience working at an Amazon warehouse, and I just have some feelings about this especially as a former employee. They paid decently higher than other places I had worked, so I thought it would be worth it. It is not (I made 11/hr before taxes so like not even that much tbh). On the first day of training we were shown the robots. It was presented in a way that was like “wow look how cool these are ps if you fuck up always remember that you are replaceable with one of these.” Then we were taught how to sort packages. I’m a very very petite person, and there were some boxes that I could barely lift on my own but the supervisors basically stood around and watched as I struggled several feet with a box bigger than myself. It was only the other ‘lower level’ warehouse workers who helped, and one girl was the same size as me. We had legally mandated breaks, which they would often send us late to and call us back early from. On top of all this general poor treatment, if it was seeming too slow (this happened every single day before the big package rush btw) they’d send tons of people home so that they wouldn’t have to pay them. Of course then everyone left behind was stuck dealing with the rush that inevitably happened, but again management didn’t care because it saved them money to pay less people for more work. I got scolded and yelled at on the daily for not working fast enough or because I was carrying only one box at a time, even if it was a massive one. We were judged based on number of boxes scanned per hour, and I was like super slow at maybe 100 an hour I think?? Don’t really remember but most people did 200+ and so I got in trouble a lot. Anyway, TLDR, Amazon fucking sucks and they treat employees like garbage so this is definitely believable imho as a way to further dehumanize and control their workers.

This is why we unionize.

Look, folks.  I get how scary unionizing and strikes can be.  I’ve both been involved in unions and refused to cross pickets in my life.  Back when we had to fight this war the first time, violence regularly broke out against workers striking.  Even here where I live.

But that’s what we need to do.  It’s our turn to organize and fight for our rights. This is how we reclaim the country that has increasingly swung backwards to the days of moguls and dynasties.

We’ve been here before.  No kidding.  This?  This is nothing new.  Even 45, corrupt moron rich man, is nothing new in this world.  Bezos, mistreatment of workers, brutal hours and poor pay is nothing new.  Think industrial revolution.

The way we won then was by coming together and unionizing.  It was organizing and unfortunately, it was risking too. But don’t ever forget, we outnumber them.  We outnumber them even with the militarized police and even with their money, and somewhere deep down, they sure as hell know it.

Join a union.  Organize your workplace.  Fight back.  The robots are coming anyway, we might as well organize now so we’re ready to support each other and hold our politicians feet to the fires.

Any idea how to actually enact that plan, though? How does a union work?

You generally contact an international union. There are several; those for service workers, various industries, etc. Find out which international would cover your industry.

Then, you call them. They will help you understand the steps you have to take in order to create a local union for your company. They will absolutely walk you through what you need to do.

There IS risk in unionizing. Even though it’s federally protected, you’ll likely get fired if you get caught before you have enough people signing on. There is a chance of losing your job, and in some places, there can even be threats of violence.

But I wasn’t kidding above. We have been here before. This exact same thing. Back the first time around, the same propaganda, the same damn lies, the same kind of mega rich did all of the same things they are now. If you want to make a real, genuine, big difference, you – everyone – has to take this risk. Because reclaiming our rights and bargaining power will be a fight, but it’s one worth fighting.

They can’t beat us all. They know that and it scares them. Why do you think they try so hard to keep us from organizing?

So, research you relevant international. Make the call. Start banding together.

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Scientists invented fabric that makes electricity from motion and sunlight. To create the fabric, researchers at Georgia Tech wove together solar cell fibers with materials that generate power from movement. It could be used in “tents, curtains, or wearable garments,” meaning we’d virtually never be without power. Source

Y'all are fucking idiots. Clean energy will NEVER be enough to replace the energy we have now. We’d have to tear down DOZENS of forests just to fit enough windmills and solar panels to get even a QUARTER (probably less, tbh) of the energy we can produce now.

Yeah, sure, when they’ve already calculated that a few square miles of panels in the empty ass Arizona desert could power the whole nation. But ok, fracking and the diminishing petroleum supply is worlds better.

Nevermind that windmills are often most efficient off the coast. There they take up no land, impact no trees, don’t pollute the water, and are conveniently located where winds are often strongest anyway.

And solar panels can literally be built into roofs of buildings and in empty areas like deserts. The sun strikes the Earth with the same amount of energy in an hour that our civilization uses in a year.

But yeah, it would be impossible for us to ever have enough energy from clean sources.

Durr hurr technology is bad and I would rather light shit on fire than have clean energy

I can also testify to the Arizona desert being empty ass. And the California desert. And the Nevada desert. 

also…no forests were cleared to make space for Denmark’s windmills and yet they regularly produce so much power that it covers almost all of the country’s power needs. Oh, and then there’s the times when the windmills generate 140% of Denmark’s power needs. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/10/denmark-wind-windfarm-power-exceed-electricity-demand

Friendly reminder that oil pipelines are a scam.

The fact that anyone can believe a limited amount of dinosaur oil is more plentiful and efficient than moving air or fucking sunlight is proof that entire populations can be completely brainwashed.

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February 07 2019


February 06 2019

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You don’t shout back because you think you’ll change the oppressors’ mind.

You shout back for those who can’t.

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Posting this here because someone might just find this relatable. A comic I drew as therapy, to help me get over some big creative issues I’ve been dealing with recently. Hope it can help some of you as well.

Thank you so much for posting this to Tumblr! I hope you all find this as inspiring as I did.

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February 05 2019

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Neues Drohfax gegen NSU-Opfer-Anwältin: „Ich soll 110 wählen, wenn was ist“

Nach einem neuen Drohfax gegen Seda Basay-Yildiz fordert Hessens Opposition Aufklärung. Und kritisiert den Landesinnenminister harsch.

Den Bericht gibt's hier.


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[l] Hey, der Special Envoy der USA für Venezuela ... der kommt mir irgendwie bekannt vor!
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed a veteran former diplomat as his envoy to deal with the crisis in Venezuela.

He said Elliott Abrams would be responsible for all US efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela.

Das klingt gut. Jemand mit Erfahrung! Was ist denn das für einer?
Mr Abrams is a prominent neo-conservative who has long argued for an activist foreign policy to spread American values around the world.

He served as US Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs in the 1980s under President Ronald Reagan.

Hmm, na gut, Neocon. War ja zu erwarten. Unter Reagan. Hmmmmmm. Der wird doch nicht ... in die Iran-Contra-Affäre verwickelt sein? Neeeeeeeeeee *abwink*!


Abrams is widely remembered in Central America, but particularly from his time in the Reagan administration, when he tried to whitewash a massacre of a thousand men, women and children by US-funded death squads in El Salvador, when he was assistant secretary of state for human rights.

He shrugged off the reports as communist propaganda, and insisted: “The administration’s record in El Salvador is one of fabulous achievement.”

Ja genau! So ist das ja auch in die Geschichte eingegangen!1!!

Das braucht eine besondere Art von Persönlichkeit, um eine Diktatur und Todesschwadrone als Erfolg zu sehen.

Abrams also helped organise the covert financing of Contra rebels in Nicaragua behind the back of Congress, which had cut off funding. He then lied to Congress about his role, twice. He pleaded guilty to both counts in 1991 but was pardoned by George HW Bush.
Na das passt ja wie Arsch auf Eimer!

Und seit dem so?

More than a decade later, working as special Middle East adviser to former president George W Bush, Abrams was an enthusiastic advocate of the Iraq invasion. He was in the White House at the time of the abortive coup in 2002 against Hugo Chávez. The Observer reported that Abrams gave the green light to the putsch, another an inspector general enquiry found no “wrongdoing” by US officials.
Ja, ihr habt richtig gelesen! Der Typ, der für den Putsch gegen Chavez verantwortlich war, den ernennt Trump jetzt zum Special Envoy und er ist zuständig für die "Demokratisierung" von Venezuela.

Ich muss gerade an diesen einen Bumper Sticker denken, den ich in den USA gesehen habe. "Be nice to America or we will bring democracy to YOUR country", allerdings war auf meinem noch ein Piktogramm von Fliegerbomben zu sehen.

Du, Fred, ich verstehe gar nicht, wieso die Venezuelaner uns Amerikaner nicht mögen! Wir wollen doch nur deren Bestes!

Update: Das beste Foto von dem hat allerdings Russia Today ausgegraben :-D
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February 03 2019

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February 02 2019

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January 31 2019


"Danke für Eure Kommentare."
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