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  1. Whatcha listenin to

    Same thing I've got in...Great album!
  2. UAW vs. Japan

    I have a friend (real smart-as*) who used to work in an auto parts store. One day a guy comes in and asks for a gas cap for his Toyota. My buddy, after much hemming and hawwing and about 5 minutes of complentation...Say's " Gas cap for a Toyota huh...Well...alright, I guess its a fair trade!" Needless to say the whole place was cracking up!
  3. So......my son went fishing last night with my BIL

    Not sure what "BIL" means. Best I can come up with is brother-in-law.
  4. UAW vs. Japan

  5. UAW vs. Japan

    Just for the record, I deal in prototype diesel engines...not autos.
  6. UAW vs. Japan

    Thanks Doc. Its nice to see that someone realizes we are not all lazy scum!!
  7. UAW vs. Japan

    You are correct about having to protect useless people. I'm bound by law to treat each due paying constituent the same...even if my ashtray could do a better job! I don’t like it but I have too. Sometimes...just sometimes you can really help a good, productive worker through a problem. This is why I do this thankless job. 90% of your time is spent on 10% of you people...the lazy whining biatches who you just want to tell rvsp and do your job!!! Its that one person that is truly getting fricked that you can help which makes it all worthwhile!
  8. UAW vs. Japan

    LMFAO!!! Nafta and other unfair trade agreements killed the auto industry. Granted the UAW got too greedy and complacent in recent years (job bank for instance) but have woken up to the big threes needs to stay competitive in a global market. Look at the concessions Delphi granted...yet their chief CEO's still get multi-million dollars bonuses while filing for bankruptcy!! Its corporate greed, union greed and apathy by the federal government that has led to the decline of the auto industry. We are all equally to blame! I'm a UAW official and I just returned from Stuttgart yesterday on a fact-finding mission. The "real" union over there is actually called the "Works Council". There is another body, which is the union, but they only deal with national issues. Together with management, the works council and the union form what is called the supervisory board. Ron Gettlefinger has one of these seats on the board. They seem to be able to work out their differences without having to go to court or arbitration (Yes is does happen but is rare). This spirit of cooperation is what’s needed in the States. Now don't get me wrong...the union was needed and actually did a lot of good for workers when they had no say and were treated like Sega! in the past... but the past is the past and if we don’t learn how to be competitive in a global market the middle class is doomed. Might as well move to Mexico. The HUGE issue that could go a long way to fixing our troubles is health care! It costs the auto industry billions upon billions of dollars because of privatization. We need a single payer health care system and we need it now!!! It would alleviate so many problems! I'm not a socialist so stop the flames...LOL! But I see it as the only way through this. It is a very complex issue and I could type for weeks on its ramifications. Hillary tried wade through it and was overwhelmed by it complexity. It is not an easy task. Ok, enough of my ranting. I'm a member of the UAW and proud of it but I'm not a radical. We need to learn to live in a spirit of cooperation with management. After all...if the plants close because the union is unwilling to compromise, all the strikes and picketing in the world won't help if you are marching in front of a closed plant!
  9. Anyone ever been to Stuttgart?

    Leaving the 16th. on a buisness trip to Stuttgart Germany. Got about a day of free time to explore. Company's sending me to the Mercedes Museum but wondered what else to see. Any suggestions? Also want to buy a coo-coo clock somewhere there.
  10. What are YOU doing for the 4th?

    Sitting on my fat-as* drinking a 5th on the 4th! Momma and the kids are outta town so I dont have to do a GD thing but grill me some dead animal flesh, make sure the ice tray is full and watch the Tigers. Oh, and of course put out the flag! Sounds like a plan to me!
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  12. Now this is a teacher

  13. is it me or did something change ?

    I like it! Of course thou..I like anything that works, Havent seen too much of that aound Lions HQ so I'll take what I can get!
  14. Now this is a teacher

    snopes Hope its not a repost or Big John's gonna open a can of whoop-as*on me! Earn a desk In September of 2005, a social studies school teacher from Arkansas did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal, and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period, they walked in; there were no desks. They obviously looked around and said, "Where's our desks?" The teacher said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them." They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades." "No," she said. "Maybe it's our behavior." She told them, "No, it's not even your behavior." And so they came and went in the first period, still no desks in the classroom. Second period, same thing. Third period. By early afternoon television news crews had gathered in the class to find out about this crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom. The last period of the day, the instructor gathered her class. They were at this time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. She said, "Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks that sit in this classroom ordinarily. Now I'm going to tell you." She went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. By the time they had finished placing the desks, those kids for the first time I think perhaps in their lives understood how they earned those desks. Their teacher said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for you. They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here responsibly, to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it."