Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

User avatar
Yoji
Posts: 1199
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Location: Anger Island

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Yoji » Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:18 pm

Hey, the true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit, right? Or maybe fuel fires whose glow you do not expect to bask in? I dunno, I'm rubbish with quotes.
Image: Mention something from KPCC or Rachel Maddow
Image: Go on about Homeworld for X posts

User avatar
atog
Posts: 420
Joined: Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:49 pm

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby atog » Fri Oct 29, 2021 4:34 pm

Over/under on this firetrap becoming the only affordable housing offered to students attending on scholarship/grants, students of colour, women, etc

If you asked me to design a "terrible tragic fire that consumed the entire dorm in one go, with no survivors", I would be hard-put to beat this one as arson made-to-order.

Would not even be surprised if the plans stipulated it MUST be built out of comically sized blocks of Minecraft TNT with pressure plates on the floor everywhere.
Placeholder for something witty that doesn't make me sound like an asshole

User avatar
Mongrel
Posts: 18091
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Location: There's winners and there's losers // And I'm south of that line

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Sat Oct 30, 2021 11:47 am


Replies are great too
Image

User avatar
Friday
Posts: 5251
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:40 pm
Location: A user of Sosuns

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Friday » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:52 pm

Image
ImageImageImage

User avatar
Silversong
Posts: 592
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:00 pm
Location: Michigan

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Silversong » Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:14 am

I'm late to the party but omg just read the last page, and, my university has a Munger dorm. D: C...coincidence?

User avatar
Mazian
Posts: 430
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2014 3:47 pm
Location: Lullaby Supermarket

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mazian » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:16 pm


User avatar
Thad
Posts: 10757
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Wed Dec 01, 2021 12:51 am

I just saw a viral tweet thread by Kate Klonick, a lawyer discussing how Hertz tried to extort her for an extra $1000 when she tried to rent a car to visit her family for Thanksgiving, and how she's come to believe this is standard procedure and they do it on purpose.

That's pretty bad, but not as bad as this article I read on Techdirt last week: More Than 100 Hertz Customers Are Suing The Company For Falsely Reporting Rented Vehicles As Stolen

When I say "don't do business with Hertz" I'm not sure that even counts as a boycott. Is it a boycott if you don't want to pay a company to have you put in jail?

User avatar
Brentai
Woah Dangsaurus
Posts: 3504
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Brentai » Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:22 am

Hertz Don't.
Image

User avatar
Mongrel
Posts: 18091
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Location: There's winners and there's losers // And I'm south of that line

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:12 pm

Love that there's an additional Techdirt link to "Hertz Puts Video Cameras Inside Its Rental Cars, Has 'No Current Plans' To Use Them."
Image

KingRoyal
Posts: 326
Joined: Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:32 am

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby KingRoyal » Thu Dec 09, 2021 9:52 am

U.S. Attorney's Office uncovers largest modern slavery operation in the U.S. in South Georgia

Victims include over one hundred laborers smuggled from Mexico and Central America into “brutal” and “inhumane” working conditions. Under the threat of gun violence, some were allegedly forced to dig for onions with their bare hands, earning only 20 cents for each bucket harvested. At least two people died on the job. Another was allegedly repeatedly raped.

When not out in the fields, workers were detained in work camps surrounded by electric fencing, or held in cramped living quarters, including dirty trailers with raw sewage leaks. There was little to no access to food or safe drinking water.

...

According to the indictment, laborers were charged unlawful fees for transportation, food and housing. And though they were putatively hired for agricultural work, some migrants were illegally used for lawn care, construction, and repair tasks. To prevent escapes, members of the accused crime ring unlawfully confiscated workers’ passports and documents. Conspirators also sold and traded workers amongst themselves, per the indictment.

User avatar
Upthorn
Posts: 634
Joined: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:41 pm

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Upthorn » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:08 am

Why couldn't they just use the normal legal slaves from state prisons?
How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

User avatar
hngkong
Posts: 456
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:29 am

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby hngkong » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:19 am

Because at this point, capitalists are doing the most cruel things they can, because they can.

User avatar
Mongrel
Posts: 18091
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Location: There's winners and there's losers // And I'm south of that line

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Thu Dec 09, 2021 1:53 pm

It was a gang op, and this point gang gang just means "Don't have access to the usual legal benefits of being a gang".
Image

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 10757
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Thu Dec 09, 2021 6:21 pm

Kurt Eichenwald:

Old rules don't work. @KelloggsUS announced it's firing strikers who refused "designed by strike breaking consultants" offer structured to turn workers against each other. Taking applications online. Milennials/GenZ applied en masse -with no intent of taking jobs. Crashed system.


Reddit thread -- you, too, can bombard Kellogg's with fake applications.

(Twitter and Reddit links both point to mirrors)

User avatar
mharr
Posts: 1583
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:54 am
Location: UK

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby mharr » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:14 am

Steinbeck wrote:If you who own the things people must have could understand this, you might preserve yourself. If you could separate causes from results, if you could know that Paine, Marx, Jefferson, Lenin were results, not causes, you might survive. But that you cannot know. For the quality of owning freezes you forever into "I", and cuts you off forever from the "we".

User avatar
Yoji
Posts: 1199
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:12 pm
Location: Anger Island

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Yoji » Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:03 pm

We do collectively know that slavery is bad, right?

Like, any book you might have read or media you might have watched that talked about slavery didn't cast it in a good light, barring anything from a right-wing news dipshit. I'm having trouble thinking of any story where those owning people as slaves are anything but villains and those who free the slaves are anything but heroes. Nor can I think of any account of a slave being happy about their situation. So you can't come at this from a position of ignorance.
Image: Mention something from KPCC or Rachel Maddow
Image: Go on about Homeworld for X posts

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 10757
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:16 pm

Yoji wrote:We do collectively know that slavery is bad, right?

Like, any book you might have read or media you might have watched that talked about slavery didn't cast it in a good light, barring anything from a right-wing news dipshit.

Linked this a few months back, but: We Found the Textbooks of Senators Who Oppose The 1619 Project and Suddenly Everything Makes Sense

There were real-ass textbooks defending slavery and Jim Crow, not that long ago. There still are, in private schools, and there are people pushing to bring them back to public schools too.

"Slavery wasn't that bad, actually" isn't exactly a mainstream position, but it was a generation or two ago, and it's making a comeback.

User avatar
Brentai
Woah Dangsaurus
Posts: 3504
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:40 pm

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Brentai » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:18 pm

Slavery is closer to communism than what you have now.
Image

User avatar
Thad
Posts: 10757
Joined: Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:05 am
Location: 1611 Uranus Avenue
Contact:

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Thad » Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:46 pm


User avatar
Mongrel
Posts: 18091
Joined: Mon Jan 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Location: There's winners and there's losers // And I'm south of that line

Re: Inspirational tales of Glorious Unfettered Capitalism

Postby Mongrel » Sat Dec 11, 2021 5:39 pm

Fuck YEAH.
Image

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest