No Attendant on Duty

The lower and middle classes have been misled into eating their own in order to satisfy the gluttony of our wealthiest and most privileged.

One sign reads, “I-Zoom;” the other, “Cash and Credit.”  Reacting too slowly, I enter the latter lane.  Preceding me is a 1980’s Buick.   A pale, thin, senior citizen arm extends from its window and attempts to swipe a credit card. The now unsteady hand pushes buttons, but the gate doesn’t budge.  Visibly shaking, the hand retracts, only to remerge trying to insert a bill and coins.  Traffic is building; horns are beginning to blare. The hand’s tremor increases; the panic is palpable.  It is difficult to watch.  Relief! Finally, the indicator flashes, “PAID;” the gate raises; the elderly woman and her companion are emancipated. They proceed down the Indiana Toll Road.

Honey, do you have change?

Subsequently, I approach the less-than-user-friendly machine and notice the yellow “No Attendant on Duty” sign plastered on the window of the vacant tollbooth.  The State of Indiana has determined that eliminating an employee, an “attendant”, a public servant is of a higher priority than helping its visitors and its citizens.  “Cut the government payroll” has become the mantra of the Tea Party driven Republicans.  At what cost?

I segue to the recall vote of Wisconsin’s Governor Walker.  A day prior to that vote, I speak to a neighbor couple.  They are good people.  Both are high school graduates; she does clerical work, and he works on the line at a non-union candy bar wrapper plant.  I query them as to whom they might be voting for.  They indicate that they view both candidates as the “same”, but they would vote for Walker.  Why?  Because teachers are overpaid.   I ask another neighbor why Walker targeted the collective bargaining rights of teachers, but not those of firefighters and police officers.  He replies, “They are important.”  Evidentially, he forgets that I was a teacher for over twenty years.  Additionally, he is unaware that the police and firefighter unions supported the politically savvy Walker in his first run for governor. Divide and conquer.

Dems mention our nation’s growing income inequality and Republicans bellow, “Class warfare!” Truth be told, we have class warfare now!  However, it’s not between the classes, but within the classes.  The lower and middle classes have been misled into eating their own in order to satisfy the gluttony of our wealthiest and most privileged.

“The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness. Government exists for the interests of the governed, not for the governors.”Thomas Jefferson

The Koch brothers, Adelson, and their ilk appear to be on the path to be the controllers, hence the governors of this nation, a nation whose government would exist for their and only their interests.

Let’s face it. The superrich have little need for government services. Unless they are the recipients of government largess a’ la Halliburton, it is a hindrance.   Billionaires do not need: public schools, public transportation, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, universal health care, or pensions. Unless offered ambassadorial appointments, they don’t want nor need government jobs for their kids..

Superrich Machiavellian gamesters and their minions have brilliantly manipulated a sizeable portion of our population to be jealous and envious of the people, the public servants,  who “enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.”

Apparently, it is easy to generate middle and lower class envy towards the bus driver, the teacher, the toll taker, the postman, or the union plumber.  We know him; he is our neighbor; he isn’t that special.  The only difference is that he has better job security, wages and benefits than us.  So we ask ourselves, “Why the hell should he get more than us while being paid with our tax dollars? Let’s take away his!”

It is astounding that so many of us can be manipulated into thinking that a lady living in a bungalow, driving a Chevy and teaching kids is a greedy bastard, but a Sheldon Adelson or the Koch Brothers, who garner (I can’t use the word, “earn”) over three million dollars an hour somehow deserve their pay.  It is the American Lie, and it is seemingly unchallengeable.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEoJ12lsYrU)

One hour’s toil!

Public servants serve us, the public.  When we eliminate their jobs, or make their jobs less attractive, we lower the quality of not only their lives, but ours as well.  All of us should be paid fairly, and protected from financial ruin due to illness and/or old age.  We all deserve that.

Someone please tell me why the  Kochs and Adelsons of this nation can’t share a bit of what they garner so that we all can have a better chance to live a life of safety and happiness.

It is the have-nothings against the have-littles while the billionaires have at it.  It sadly appears that more and more of us will be struggling to just get by; finding ourselves on the tollway to a better future with no change and no attendant on duty.

This doesn’t look good!

 

Cole’s Theory of Relative Relativity

Apparently there is a correlation between pulse rate and personal closeness. Thus, I have a devised Cole’s Theory of Relativity Concerning Relatives and Friends: “The greater the connectedness between you and me, the less tolerant I become when you express values that are diametrically opposed to mine.”

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Matt

A burly man dons a soiled vest emblazoned with Confederate flag.  He foists a banner declaring, “God Hates All Fags”.   I am sickened; I am angry, but my

We Ain't No Racists

systolic and diastolic readings remain steady.  I errantly tune to FOX NEWS; the face of Sean Hannity despoils the screen; I grimace; I grab the remote, but I don’t suffer an intracranial bleed.

I encounter strangers espousing their support for Romney or Santorum.  I am somewhat astonished that they appear friendly, rational and normal.  I engage them in conversation.  I gently and calmly attempt to nudge them away from the dark side.

Yet, I become apoplectic when a racist remark emerges from the lips of Uncle Bill, Aunt Phyllis, or best friend Bob.  Temporal veins throb and engorge when Cousin Roberta  states our cultural group has been endowed by the lord with unparalleled skill, learning, and righteousness.   Inner rage and anger threaten to erupt when people I love support superstition over science.   Time to take a walk and get some Prozac.

Apparently there is  a correlation between pulse rate and personal closeness.  Thus, I have a devised Cole’s Theory of Relativity Concerning Relatives and Friends:  “The greater the connectedness between you and me, the less tolerant I become when you express values that are diametrically opposed to mine.”

In the very near future I shall be attending a family reunion.  My wife, who knows my passion for politics, warns me, “You must be respectful; they are family; they are good people.” I know they are good people; they are our family.  I get similar warnings when we go out to dinner with friends. My close friends are good people too, or they wouldn’t be my friends.

We're All Family

Truth be told, I know I am limited when it comes keeping my cool, and modulating my voice when political and religious debate erupt among people I care about. The simple fact is that I expect people I know and care about to share my most dearly held values.  Sometimes those expectations are not met.  My own dad became a Reagan supporter.  How could MY dad be so dumb?

It takes little effort to remain calm when it comes to non-value issues.   I  don’t become crimson when we disagree about sports, or Apple vs. Microsoft.  I am fully capable of speaking softly when disagreeing on some political issue like whether the Supreme Court erred in its Citizens United decision, or should the nation revise its tax code.

This year, if you are a dear family member or friend, and you are a Republican, I think we had better avoid politics.  I know that you and I  have led a life of relative privilege; you are educated;  you are not ignorant, hateful or intolerant.   I fully trust that you believe in that “do unto to others” thing.  I know that greed and avarice are not your motivators.  I cannot fathom your  believing that the mythology of religion trumps good science.  Thus it is terribly frustrating and downright painful  that you could be a supporter of party antithetical to all I believe in. You are my friend; you are family. You have to know better.

It is in-your- face-apparent that the 2012 Republican Party tramples on the  rights of minorities, devalues women, and treats LGBT people as less than equals.  It panders to  bigots, haters, gun-nuts, science deniers and the religious zealots.   It employs miscreants like Rush and Hannity to garner political momentum by spreading hate and falsehood.  It is either a party of greedy puppeteers playing on fear, hate and ignorance, or it is an amalgam of ignorant bigots. Either way, it is a threat to me, our relatives and the ones I love.  It is a threat to all of us.  It deserves my wrath;  it should raise my blood pressure.  The thought of these people leading my country is terrifying.

So to my friends and relatives, please don’t expect me to accept any reason for your  support of, or voting  for,  Republicans this year.  Please, for the sake of your relative’s and friend’s circulatory health, take off the Romney button in my presence, and let’s stick to discussing the Cubs or how cute Aunt Myrtle’s grandbaby is.

You're Gonna Vote for Who!

Mandatory Religious Test for POTUS

I PROPOSE: the following brief mandatory religious test for all Candidates for President of the United States of America:

Sweet Jesus, let her get her period?

What the hell is that bump on my nose?  Don’t let it be cancer.

God, what do I write about today?

Thank you lord, I will write about you!

Wait a moment, I know nothing about you.   I Google  “God;”  select “images” and up pops over 2 BILLION pictures.   However, not one would qualify as acceptable identification for voter registration in Wisconsin.

Over Two Billion ... One must be the ONE

I could peruse volumes of words produced by PhD’s, Doctors of Divinity, and clergy wearing all l kinds of funny hats to find out about you.  But truth be told, not a single scolar  would have verifiable firsthand knowledge.  Many have debated and cogitated  over how the concept of you developed and changed over time; you know,  that Zeus to Jesus thing.

That’s it, you are a concept. And until I am convinced otherwise, you shall exist only as a concept.  If I openly declare a nonprovable concept is a tangible thing, I run the risk of being classified as delusional.  I have enough problems; I don’t need more tsouris.

It probably makes  little difference if people believe the nonprovable.  Some of my best friends and family members are delusional.  Kids believe in Santa and the Tooth Fairy.  Many of us pray that a loved one gets better.  People ask for god’s help to survive all kinds of life crises. What does it hurt?  Probably little, unless, you are a parent who relies solely on god to prevent peritonitis developing from  your kid’s burst appendix or you have a delusional President.

We should all have gigantic reservations about our Presidents relying on god for advice on making tactical decisions. Delusional Presidents are not a good idea.

The United States Constitution’s Sixth Amendment states, ” no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. “  We all know this is simply bullshit.  An atheist or Humanist being elected President is less likely than the Cubs winning two consecutive World Series titles.  MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell recently pointed out that our media virtually never examines a candidate’s religion, but it continually demands that a candidate prove that he or she is faithful.  One can believe anything as long as one is a believer.

Deist-based religions possess patently ridiculous beliefs, many of which are deleterious to modernity.  Rarely do they expunge erroneous beliefs until science proves them wrong or social pressure forces them to back off.It Looks Like the Sun is in the middle to ME

It took The Church of Latter Day Saints 129 years before allowing  African-American men to become priests in 1978.  Mitt Romney was 31 at the time.  Of course this is rapid compared to the Catholic Church waiting  390 years to apologize to Galileo for claiming that the Earth revolved around the Sun.  Thousands of years have passed, yet the rejection of LGBT people, and inequitable treatment of women continue to be core beliefs of orthodox Judeo-Christian  and Islamic religions.  God evidently is pretty stubborn.

Let’s face it, unless a candidate is a raving, delusional zealot, he or she must be aware that some of the tenets of their  religion are  nuts.  If humanity is to survive, it needs to separate its governance from lunacy.  Thus:

I PROPOSE: the following  brief mandatory religious test for all Candidates for President of the United States of America:

Religious Test for the Presidency

Judaism: “You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against your kinsfolk. Love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.

 Christianity: “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them”

Islam:  “…and you should forgive and overlook: Do you not like God to forgive you? And Allah is The Merciful Forgiving.”

Mormonism :”whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them, for this is the law and the prophets”

Question 1: Do you, as candidate for President of the United States of America, believe in the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”? “(Note: you may refer to any or all of the above religious writings for guidance).

Yes  ____  No _____  It depends on who the you is ____

If you answered “No” to the above question your test is complete and god help us all if you’re elected

Question 2:  In your own words, list three specific beliefs or tenets of your religion that violate your religion’s “Golden Rule”  (Hint: treatment of women, homophobia, revenge, death penalty etc)

1.________________________________________________________________

2.________________________________________________________________

3.________________________________________________________________

Extra Credit:  In your own words, list or describe two beliefs held by your religion which modern science has credibly shown to be incorrect.  (Hint: Genesis)

________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

If you answered the above questions truthfully, you may be our first honest President.  Regrettably, you should know that you are now unelectable.

Choose you answers wisely ... Mr. Candidate

 

Damage to our Hearts

Tayvon Martin was guilty of looking suspicious, and Mr. Zimmerman is guilty of being either a racist s.o.b. or a fool

Matt about a racist killing a child
Matt Cole

Note to my friend Tom,

Tom, you so kindly and bluntly informed me that my blogs are too wordy and rambling.  In response to your advice, I was going to compose an extremely succinct blog consisting of perhaps five strident, horribly rhyming statements expressing my contempt for the Republican Party, but then a story broke that hurt my heart.  So Tom, forgive me for the next 450 or so words.

Facts: a 17 year old youth of color was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in a gated community in Sanford, Florida.  Zimmerman, the self-appointed captain of the neighborhood watch committee was armed with a 9 mm semi-automatic handgun.  Trayvon Martin, visiting a relative in that community, was armed with a box of Skittles.  Prior to the shooting, Zimmerman called 911 and was instructed by the dispatcher to NOT follow Trayvon.

Trayvon Martin - no more

Pain in my gut:  my grandson is a 12 year old beautiful, talented child of color.  My niece lives in a gated community in Florida.  It is not beyond my imagination that my lovely grandson’s life could be ended so senselessly.  Words cannot express my sadness and distress in response to this horrific story.

What is to blame:  fear and ignorance

Fear:  fear of people different from oneself, unwarranted and exaggerated fear that crime lurks behind every townhouse, and fear that our government cannot protect us.

Ignorance:  that a gated community, a car, a cell phone, and 911 center is not sufficient protection; it just takes 5.5 pounds of force to pull a trigger, but that force cannot be undone; that strapping on a holster does not make a  “nobody”  a “somebody”; that guns may not kill people, but bullets do; that a gun’s sole purpose is to end a being’s life.

(Please note: I am a hunter.  When I walk out that door with my weapon, I know I am fully prepared to kill.   Even, when I target shoot, I am practicing killing.)

Who is to blame:  those instilling and abetting fear and ignorance for political and monetary purpose

Who is guilty ?  Trayvon Martin was guilty of looking suspicious, and Mr. Zimmerman is guilty of being either a racist s.o.b. or a fool

Last words:  the NRA, which yearns and works at arming every citizen 24/7, and every damn politician who pushes the 2nd amendment, race baits, or plays the “other” card, should, but won’t be ashamed.

Grandpa Matt says, “SHAME ON YOU ALL, YOU BASTARDS”

no words

Matt Cole is a dad, grandpa, former construction executive and middle school science teacher.  As an active member of the Chicago Ethical Humanist Society, he cares about people.

NUMERO UNO

The idea that powerful people might use a religious or moral belief as a justification for bypassing laws protecting the average citizen could be possible, and should be terrifying.

I am not a person of religion. But I am a believer.  I believe that tomorrow at about 6:15 AM the Sun will rise in the East.  I believe that people can be good, and I believe in freedom.   I believe that those Eighteenth Century, wig-wearing, slave-owning, White guys knew more than just Roman numerals when they composed the documents shaping our country’s governance.

Let's see God or Guns

The “Founding Fathers” fretted about the balance of power and the protection of citizens’ rights.  Without the benefit of Microsoft Word, they wrote our constitution, and James Madison, sans Excel, was able to sort and prioritize those rights most in need of protection.  Madison brilliantly composed the Bill of Rights, this seminal document consisting of ten amendments delineates those cherished rights.  Surely, he must have asked himself, “Where do I start?  Which right is paramount?  Which right deserves to be numero uno?. ”

He somehow reached a decision, and next to Roman numeral one; he wrote,

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The first protected right chosen by Madison was the right to practice one’s religion, and prohibiting our government from foisting a specific religion on its people.

Why did Madison choose religious freedom as number I? Was it a divinely inspired decision?  Was he fearful of a state sponsored religion?  Was religion just so illogical that it needed protection from rational thought?  I don’t have an answer.  Perhaps, I could pray for one.

Religion is unique, because it often relies on an ephemeral, unknowable higher authority, an unchallengeable authority, an authority that can and has been used to abridge human rights.

On March 1, 2012 forty-eight U.S. Senators cast votes in favor of the Blunt Amendment. The amendment was cleverly attached to a popular transportation bill.  Note; only via senatorial logic could a bill funding roads and bridges for Peterbilts be merged with a bill protecting the church Peter built. The amendment which blessedly failed (48-51), was an attempt to permit employers to avoid providing any federally mandated healthcare coverage that an employer deemed in conflict with his or her moral beliefs.  Specifically, it was designed to allow bosses to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage to employees.  More importantly, this legislation was probably designed to garner Right Wing Conservative Christian votes by claiming Obama’s government was anti-religion.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor before the vote. “If the government is allowed to tell people to buy health care, it won’t stop there. I wonder what’s next. This isn’t about one particular religion — it’s about the right of any American to live out their faith without the government picking and choosing which doctrines they’re allowed to follow.”

No Mitch, it’s about employers having the right to determine the fate of their employees based on the doctrine or specific faith they professe to follow.  It’s about permitting one to impose his or her  beliefs on the rights of their employees by limiting their life choices.

Mitch, wouldn’t it be more equitable and fair to add “PROVIDED those actions do not impinge on the life and liberty of others?” The supporters of this bill in truth were not concerned with freedom of religion, they were concerned with women having the freedom to use contraception.

Go forth and multiply

This bill failed, and perhaps this will go away. However, if our Senate shifts to the right, and we get a Santorum-like President, the idea that powerful people might use a religious or moral belief as a justification for bypassing laws protecting the average citizen could be possible, and should be terrifying.

I ask the reader to ponder the following:

Should a boss be able to:

  • require women to wear burkas

    When do I get to choose?
  • require that girls be circumcised
  • avoid controlling pollution because God will take care of things
  • refuse to provide health insurance covering blood transfusions or stem cell transplants
  • demand people tithe to a specific Church
  • insist that employees say a prayer before starting the workday
  • demand that children attend a school that teaches creationism
  • require men to wear hats
  • forbid employees to have lovers of the same sex

    Fired!
  • only hire those believing in a specific God
  • fire people for taking the Lord’s name in vain (whatever the hell that means) after working hours
  • forbid people to drive on Saturday or Sunday
  • forbid people from voting for legislators in favor of legalizing marijuana
  • forbid people from attending pro-choice rallies
  • demand that all little boys be circumcised
  • refuse to sell to customers of certain religions
  • refuse to purchase from suppliers of different faith

Should people in power be able to treat their employees these ways?

Today, many of the above demands can be legally instituted by religious institutions.  Some can be done by businesses.   Few can be done by publicly funded institutions.   On March 1, 2012, we were just two votes from changing that.

Matt Cole March 6, 2012

Matt Cole is a dad, grandpa, former construction executive and middle school science teacher.  As an active member of the Chicago Ethical Humanist Society, he cares about people.

How Chris Christie Learned to Duck

Governor Christie chooses to be on the wrong side of history. He chooses to empower bigotry. He chooses to ignore the plight of every fat kid who has been taunted

Matt Cole

Fictional Flashback:  Livingston, New Jersey –  it’s a sunny morning in 1974, the 8th grade boys are attending their regular gym class at Squirestown Elementary School.  On the east wall of the gym hangs a blue and gold banner proclaiming, “Respect is the Name of the Game.”

Bulling in school
Dodgeball

The boys are preparing for an exciting, but often vicious, game of dodgeball, when in waddles a tardy, rotund twelve year old, named Chris Christie (His parents are alliteration devotees). Immediately, one kid yells, “Hey Christie, how come youse late, didda ya stop by youse locker and eat a fudgeba?.”  Then another shouts, “Christie, you look like one of dem balloons in the Macy’s Parade. Hey guys, let’s pop that balloon.”

Get im' good

With that, coupled with taunts and laughter, a maelstrom of dodgeballs pummels the young Christie.  Chris cannot escape; he tries to run, but he’s not too fleet a foot, and is soon trapped between the immovable back wall of the gym and a herd of screaming twelve year olds relentlessly launching pain-inducing projectiles at his soft body.  He crumples to the floor, a whimpering helpless mass.

Mesomorph Coach Nagel intervenes, bellowing, “Cut it out; stop it now; you will all be in a hell of a lot of trouble.” Note: Coaches are the only educators allowed to use mild profanity –  it adds to their image.  The attackers cease their bombardment, and Nagel soothes Christie.

Christie tearfully moans, “Kids shouldn’t be allowed to make fun of another kid’s weight.”  Nagel responds, “I make the rules in this gym; however, let’s refer this to the Student Council Advisory committee and see what they have to say.”

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Save baby’s shoes

Save baby’s shoes
The 2012 field of Republican candidates has been characterized as a gaggle of clowns. Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Insanitorium, GingRich, Paul and Romney (5/6 of his name spells MONEY) could easily have given Bozo and Emmett Kelly a run for the money on America’s Got Talent. Simply said, the Republican field is more bozo–like than Bozo. Let’s leave the clowns and check out the people who orchestrate this circus.

Warning to the gullible Republican electorate: P.T. Barnum, in order  to make room for more customers entering his museum of the exotica, cleverly posted signs reading, “This Way to the Egress.”  Not knowing that “Egress” was another word for “Exit,“ people followed the signs to what they assumed was a fascinating exhibit…they ended up in the street.

GOP learns from him.
PT Barnum G.O.P. role model

Bring on the clowns.  The 2012 field of Republican candidates has been characterized as a gaggle of clowns. Bachmann, Perry, Cain, Insanitorium, GingRich, Paul and Romney (5/6 of his name spells MONEY) could easily have given Bozo and Emmett Kelly a run for the money on America’s Got Talent.  Simply said, the Republican field is more bozo–like than Bozo.  Let’s leave the clowns and check out the people who orchestrate this circus.

P.T. Barnum (1810-1891), the penultimate showman and scam artist, is oft misquoted as famously saying, “There’s a sucker born every minute,” and “Never give a sucker an even break.”  Flash forward to the 21st century, and the Republican Party has its own special Barnums who have taken Barnum’s words to heart.

Please take a gander at some of the chief sponsors of the current Republican freak show:

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Will Steve Jobs be mummified?

“It isn’t just that the workers are cheaper abroad. Rather, Apple’s executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and the industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that ‘Made In the USA’ is not longer a viable option for most Apple products.

Last Sunday morning was a typical Sunday.  I walked the dogs and then scooped up both their droppings and The New York Times sitting on my lawn.  My wife’s dawdling at the computer allowed me to scan the headlines before she glommed the paper.

Never know what you are gonna pick up

The left two columns of the front page read, “How U.S. Lost Out On iPhone Work.”  It was a fascinating article, and one which has sparked quite a bit of conversation among the talking-heads.   I won’t spend time restating the piece.   If you are curious, use your iPhone, iPad, Droid, Blackberry or other not-made-in-the-U.S.A. smartphone and  checkout: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/business/apple-america-and-a-squeezed-middle-class.html?pagewanted=all.

The central point of Mr. Duhiggs and Bradsher’s investigative piece was as follows:

“It isn’t just that the workers are cheaper abroad.  Rather,  Apple’s executives believe the vast scale of overseas factories as well as the flexibility, diligence and the industrial skills of foreign workers have so outpaced their American counterparts that ‘Made In the USA’ is not longer a viable option for most Apple products.”

I got my bridal ap

I am quite aware that my liberal, jogging, organically fed, well-educated friends love their Apples.   They spend more time lauding praise upon these possessions than speaking to their moms and dads.  Aps are their daily bread.  Mircosoft is the pits.  Everyday the mass of ap-addicted devotees  in Apple Stores surpass the headline-making queues of the annual Filene Basement Bridal Sale.

Continuing to peruse this blog may irritate and infuriate Apple fans’ Apple hackles.  No one likes their central identity challenged, but simply said, “Apple is rotten to the core.”

Yummy and healthy too?

Back to Mr. Duhiggs and Bradsher’s  conclusion.   The key word in those few sentences is ” VIABLE..” According to www.thefreedictionary.com

” Viable” is an adjective meaning:

1. Capable of living, developing, or germinating under favorable conditions.

2. Capable of living outside the uterus. Used of a fetus or newborn.

You see, it’s simple,  Apple, in order to live, in order to survive, must have its products made in China or in other employee-oppressive nations.  It is a matter of survivability, of corporate life or death.  If it those little apple seeds are to sprout into those ubiquitous battery powered devices we so depend on and get mugged for, they need to go overseas where workers are treated worse than cattle destined for MacDonalds.

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