What are YOU Going to do About it ?
Victims of Factory Fire in Bangladesh
Oh, an order for 500,000 blouses may be placed with delivery expected in a month, and the Asian factory contracted to produce them inspected by someone or other and found to be “okay.” Much of the order, however, may then be sub-contracted out to other local factories which may not be “okay.” Of course, the jobs really belong here in the United States, where we need them, but beyond that, there is a moral question.
Ever since the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in 1911 in New York, laws have been passed to do away with these kinds of immoral and dangerous working conditions in this country.
1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York
2012 Factory Fire in Dacca, Bangladesh
That makes the American-made product more expensive, so manufacturing is now outsourced overseas where costs are low and regulations lax or non-existent. Unfortunately, that's the way business works, and you possibly would do the same thing if you owned a dress manufacturing company.
When you are at the register, paying for it, ask the clerk if they carry a similar item made in the United States. The clerk will say “no,” and then you must ask to speak to the manager, the buyer, or someone in charge. They will give you the same answer, but you must make it clear that you would prefer to purchase a product made in the United States, even if it costs more, rather than continuing to subsidize immoral and unsafe working conditions, child labor and obviously, creation of unemployment in the United States as well.
THAT IS WHY I ASK YOU TO COPY AND PASTE THIS ONTO AN E-MAIL AND PASS IT ON
TO YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ASKING THEM TO
DO THE SAME !
This movement has got to start somewhere. You will have to be the "grassroots."
And perhaps we won't see pictures like this any more. Pass this on, please.
Nov. 30, 2012
The coup action was designed as Part One of US President Barack Obama’s overall plan, which is to harness the Arab Spring to key US objectives. His partners were - and are - Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, Turkish premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Obama’s next stop is Syria where matters are coming to a head on several fronts.
In the short term, the Israeli miniwar was meant as a vivid lesson for Tehran about the fate awaiting its Arab allies. Hizballah is advised to watch what happened to Hamas before its leader Hassan Nasrallah looses tens of thousands of rockets with which Iran filled its armory against Israel.
Damage in Gaza, Sighting and Killing Hamas' Military Commander
So was the coup strategy played out in Gaza a success?
Time will tell; Israel has meanwhile begun easing its land and sea blockade on the Gaza Strip. Turkey and Qatar are committed to major investments in the Gaza economy to make it more prosperous than the rival West Bank. And the US and Egypt have undertaken a joint effort to stem the flow of Iranian arms to Gaza through the smuggling routes of Sinai.
Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas where arms shipments leave en route to Sudan and ultimately, Gaza.
The House Republican majority would prefer to increase revenues by reducing the availability of deductions, with no tax rate increase at all, and that includes preventing the expiry of the “temporary” Bush tax cuts. All agree that there will have to be spending cuts, but the President will not discuss them until the G.O.P. first agrees to the tax increases on the wealthy because he feels the election results validated his insistence on them.
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