Thursday, May 22, 2008

Labor Says No! (Kinda)

So first we had the brief longshoreman's strike that went totally under the radar, even though 25,000 workers were involved.

Now, another story that got basically no mention, a Boeing assembly line worker was found to be cutting wires on military helicopters meant for duty in Iraq, effectively disabling them.
Industrial Sabotage! How deliciously nostalgic! Among the interesting things in the article, there's mention of the man's hourly wage ($19.10). Perhaps we're to infer that since he's not working starvation wages he has all the less reason to be doing what he did? In any case, it looks like there's a strong attempt to portray the fellow as suffering purely from mental health issues, but that smells like a whitewash, at least in part.


Blogger Robot said...

nothing short of poisining the water supply will create the kind of population decreases and unrest to create the long sought fundamentalist revolution we've been waiting for.

2:55 PM  
Blogger The Sheriff said...

Our politicians will no longer get by with simply increasing the luxury tax

11:44 PM  
Blogger Scantron said...

I dunno, dude sounds pretty nutty to me.

Or worse, the protagonist in an existential novel. People assume the guy had political intentions, but really, he "just wanted to break something."

1:33 AM  

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