Archive for June, 2011

Usefully indispensable?

‘There are reasons the people who came before us fought and, in some cases, died for the rights we so callously take for granted. But, make no mistake, it goes both ways. If you give employers an inch they’ll take a mile. Again, some employers do — I’m looking straight at you Wal-Mart. But not all will. Any assertion claiming all employers are looking to exploit their workforces would be just as unfair…”

Time has come and gone

“This is not anything I haven’t heard before, nor was my criminal crack earlier directed at the media, exclusively — the media are merely providing the public with “news” they want to hear, and are willing to pay for with their attention (a simplistic assertion, I know) — but let’s be real. It’s acts such as Tim’s that will end up making a difference. You’ll notice I said “a” and not “the.” It’s too late for that. It’s no longer about stopping our destruction, it’s about mitigating it…”