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Back in the day we used to get stoned and drive around in 17 Mile Drive and lay claim the one we were going to take over come the revolution

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My parents live on a stretch of the coast that has easily defensible natural features on either end. About three miles of coastline, excellent farming and ranching (complete with livestock and a few barns) and only a few houses mostly owned by soft city folk. Above it all a nice ridge line with views North and South.
Not that I've thought about this at all . . .
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Most people don't realize how deserted the California coast is between the major cities. How many people out of the area even know a major fire the size of San Francisco has been raging for almost a month less than 50 miles from major metro areas. Thats south of SF once you get north its really empty 

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I've done San Diego LA and SF. Oxnard too for some reason lol..never done the big drive tho. Saw an Intervention that was crystal meth in some nameless town..0 Hispanics in the ep too..no offense intended at all btw but I was like 'ah..theres kinda a rural thing gwan on on that huge coastline there'. Kinda the CA that doesn't make the movies.
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Okay, here's a text book example of why unions US/Canada style get such scorn from me: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/detroit-three-s-canadian-workers-give-union-strike-mandate-1.3739401
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"This is it, we went from 6,300 members in six plants to 1,500 members in three plants. We have a plant in jeopardy, we know that," Taylor said of the Essex Engine Plant, which has capacity for new product but has no guarantees. "If we aren't successful here, we have a great, great fear that the Windsor site's days are numbered and that is not something that we are going to accept."

More than 98 per cent of Unifor Local 200 voters agreed to the strike mandate.

So you're losing jobs to both the US and Mexico, Ford is sending signals another plant is in jeopardy, and what's the plan? Let's stick our collective middle finger in the eye that feeds us. Great plan. fing02[1].gif
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Striking is an ineffective bargaining tool . My local has had a no strike agreement with the contractors for the last 30 years

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Self-defeating fur sure in these gobalized climes.

I always thought the unions took too much blame though re: the great decline of domestic US auto manufacturing 70s/80s.

1) shitty QC (and a lasting lemon perception that lingers today)
2) shitty penetration of foreign markets while king of the hill (why no GMs flooding Tokyo in the 60s?)
3) shitty designs bested by Germans and Japanese aesthetically
4) entrenched unions with inflexible comp vis a vis a worsening competitive landscape.

..so unions were 25% of it.
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During Big American Autos decline the UAW made themselves the poster child for what not to do . I was lucky enough to be a member of an organization that's  non-supportive of anyone not willing  to give a fair hours work for a fair hours pay.If you go to the hall looking for sympathy they direct you to the dictionary where you can find it located between shit and syphllis

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Originally Posted by Numbernine View Post

During Big American Autos decline the UAW made themselves the poster child for what not to do . I was lucky enough to be a member of an organization that's  non-supportive of anyone not willing  to give a fair hours work for a fair hours pay.If you go to the hall looking for sympathy they direct you to the dictionary where you can find it located between shit and syphllis

I think a few of their biggest mistakes were feather bedding, constant confrontation/ball busting/disparaging management in the media, and taking care of their own management vs. doing what was best for the future of the membership. If the auto unions had started making part of their demands retraining and/or higher education for displaced and likely to be displaced members I would have some respect for them. Now that it's crisis mode this is starting to happen but from what I can see not in rational and meaningful ways.
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More Ontario for Pio, me and possibly some strange Canadaophiles on here.
http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/11759978
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More Ontario for Pio, me and possibly some strange Canadaophiles on here.
http://m.huffpost.com/ca/entry/11759978

Holy shit. Can you imagine if she was a PC?
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I wonder how Facebook categorizes my political views.  I have mine listed as "fascism you can vote for"

There's a link where you can see your interests (so they can better profile you to sell you shit) and facebook determined I liked hi-tech, donald trump etc etc.(in addition to the stuff I like) The justification being "you clicked on an ad about this shit" except I have an ad blocker and don't even see their fucking ads so I don't click on shit.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I hope Derek's daughter is doing well and my thoughts are with them.

As to pricing...hate the game, not the player. If this was a guy that bought out a line of tires Mercedes used exclusively, and he jacked up the prices 10 fold, the same people cursing now would be applauding over the tire price hike.

I'm sure in a world with no ethics and no human agency this makes sense.
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I'm sure in a world with no ethics and no human agency this makes sense.

Quite a bit of modern politics is about denying agency exists in its constituents. Also, unless one subscribes to a god, "ethics" are completely arbitrary.
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Quite a bit of modern politics is about denying agency exists in its constituents. Also, unless one subscribes to a god, "ethics" are completely arbitrary.

I'm obviously not rejecting social explanations and communal solutions (the only valid ones), just saying that sometimes the enemy is just that, an enemy and that no explanation will exonerate him. It is one of those cases, these people should all be shot.
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