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  •  Destroy The Machinery! (4+ / 0-)
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    Gorette, noise of rain, zett, elwior

    Are you kidding?  How could even a supervisor be such a scab that he wouldn't turn his back on seeing how every oiler, every way, filled and coated with Louisiana sand.  Every piece of electronics poured with water or better yet, battery acid, drill a hole if necessary.  Make absolutely certain that after the cost of disassembly, crating, shipping half way around the world, and re-assembly, it amounts to junk and 100% failure.

    •  I like your spirit, though the workers in Bainport (3+ / 0-)
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      4Freedom, elwior, JohnnySacks

      are committed to peaceful action. Are "crimes against property" still peace? That is a good question to ponder.


      •  Definitely Not Peace (0+ / 0-)

        Definitely illegal
        Definitely NOT civil disobedience

        Thought I'd get more than a couple hide ratings when I read it later, my emotions get the better of me.

        More of a day dream than reality, but the negative societal impact of closing these plants has been well known and irrefutable for decades.  The cost benefit is severely impacted when that machinery is rendered useless half way around the world and I'm sure there's no lack of subtle sabotage going on anyways, how could there not be?  An entire class of workers thrown out in the street with the complete cooperation of their working class peers (supervisors, truckers, shippers, etc.) with no recourse.  Protest, voting, letters to the editor, nothing to any effect to stem the tide throughout the years.

    •  I don't think sabotage is the answer. It is (5+ / 0-)

      understandable that anger could lead some to want to do this. But the way to win is to spread the word on what venture capitalists are doing to the 99% of us that don't see the exploitation of American workers' jobs for overseas profit as the way to sustain our country and its economy.

      The math is pretty simple. No jobs, no job security, no stable economy. Period. Our nation has been in a downward economic spiral for all the decades that the right has worked on deregulation and privatization and outsourcing of jobs and industry.

      The counter is increased public awareness of the cause of our country's economic decline. And if our public media doesn't do an adequate job on the information front, a massive LTE effort that is targeted and well-coordinated can make up the information gap.

      The right's worst enemy is an informed citizenry. That is why there have been programs like No Child Left Behind, to force education to teach to test standards instead of information content. That is why the right has also focused on media consolidation, to limit the information publicly available about the right's initiatives to control the free flow of information.

      There has been a massive, concerted effort to dumb down the American public, and limit our access to the truth. The right, however, has over-stepped acceptable boundaries and fouled its nest. The public is beginning to be more discerning about the lies that have been propagated. There is a gradual re-awakening as to the causes and effects of the right's pernicious drive to control us, and we are beginning to throw off their chains.

      When all the trees have been cut down, when all the animals have been hunted, when all the waters are polluted, when all the air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. Cree prophecy

      by 4Freedom on Wed Oct 03, 2012 at 09:19:26 AM PDT

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