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Bad winter to give a crew cut to your sheepdog.
I have a cousin in Fort Collins CO.She lives in a suburban area with many houses.Her boyfriend was out in the backyard with their Japanese Chin and someone shot it.Her boyfriend never heard the shot but the dog started screaming and had blood all over her.My cousin is incredibly nice and pleasant to everyone so we know it isn't personal.She fucking died.She loved that dog and signed all her emails with her name, her boyfriends and the dog's name.What is the penalty, if caught, for someone shooting a dog?I am totally sad and depressed.
Just watched the movie "All the Kings Men" (1949). Broderick Crawford plays populist Governor Willie Stark in some unknown southern state. Allegedly based on Louisiana Governor Huey Long's tenure. Frighteningly similar to what's occurring today. Campaign signs reading "Willie's Law is Our Law". Huey Long was best known for his Share the Wealth program (not kidding).
There is a nice counterpoint to the VW union vote last week.The last auto plant in Australia is closing this year.Toyota’s decision marks the end of an Australian car industry that traces its roots to 1901, as a fall in trade tariffs, the small scale of local plants and an Australian dollar that surged almost 50 percent against the U.S. currency from 2009 to 2012 pushed consumers to cheaper imports. Ford said in May that it would stop output in October 2016, while GM’s Holden unit announced a 2017 departure in December. Why are they closing ? Unions.The decision by former ALP preselection contender and Gillard-appointed Judge Mordecai Bromberg, who rejected Toyota’s bid to have its workforce vote on whether or not to consider a list of proposed concessions, may have been superfluous. Although an otherwise entirely unreliable source, the World Socialist Web Site quoted an allegedly representative Toyota worker who insisted such a vote would have gone against the company regardlress. “Everybody is happy about the court decision,” the voice from the shop floor insisted, demonstrating that he was on to management’s sly tricks. “Management tries to pressure the workforce, talking about globalisation.”Tennessee seems to be smarter than Oz.
The first foreign car maker to open an assembly plant in the US was Volkswagen, in 1978 in New Stanton, Pa. It was also the first foreign car assembly plant to close - in 1988. I should know, I worked there in management. Volkswagen attempted the same plan in New Stanton as it did in Tennessee. Rather than have a protracted labor organizing effort, it invited the UAW in from the get go. Hoping for breezy labor-management relations, it was an unmitigated disaster from the start. After all, this was western Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the hard core labor union movement (See Pinkertons - Homestead Works). Labor unrest and wildcat strikes were commonplace.I am surprised VW took the same tack in Tennessee. Apparently, the worker bees in Tennessee are more students of history than the Wolfsburg brain trust.
@ Titus:What is the penalty, if caught, for someone shooting a dog?Here is the statute. Consult a lawyer.COLORADO REVISED STATUTESPART 2. CRUELTY TO ANIMALSC.R.S. 18-9-202 (2013)Hope they get the b*st*rd
THE GLORY OF WISCONSIN.Please feel free to recycle that link if you'd like to blog about it. It's from Slate, who describes them as "quirky and delightful photos of Wisconsin."
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