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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-23-11 10:41 AM
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70. You certainly could get fired
for being "sick" one day if your employer suspects it wasn't a legitimate illness and demands a doctor's note.

So what are people going to do that day...flood hospital ERs and doctors offices hoping to get a note for a day they weren't really sick?

Nice mess that would be, taking time away from REAL emergency illnesses.

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  -I went to Zuccotti Park last night. alberg  Oct-22-11 10:29 AM   #0 
  - I think you nailed it-- Campaign Finance; Corporate Personhood; Taxation/Regulation...  NYC_SKP   Oct-22-11 10:38 AM   #1 
  - Corporate Personhood  femrap   Oct-22-11 10:46 AM   #6 
  - Yeah, a lot of people don't realize that Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific was decided in 1886.  iris27   Oct-22-11 12:08 PM   #12 
     - Corporations are a  femrap   Oct-22-11 12:11 PM   #13 
     - Occupy Wall Steet does K.I.S.S. -- Three principles + four ideas  vets74   Oct-23-11 09:00 AM   #61 
        - That's a great visual. nt.  femrap   Oct-23-11 02:30 PM   #78 
           - Feel free to email it, copy and distribute it.  vets74   Oct-23-11 05:08 PM   #79 
     - But the court NEVER ruled on corporate person-hood in 1886 in Santa Clara v. Southern Pacific.  fasttense   Oct-23-11 02:31 AM   #51 
        - As announced by President McCain's new appointee for an AJ opening....  vets74   Oct-23-11 09:23 AM   #62 
        - Hmmm, that sounds like it may be grounds for a challenge. Laws  jwirr   Oct-23-11 10:21 AM   #66 
  - Agreed, we should re-institute Glass-Steagall.  alberg   Oct-22-11 10:56 AM   #7 
  - plus  flamingdem   Oct-22-11 09:50 PM   #44 
  - The Corporate Masters didn't calculate that "the Masses" would object  no_hypocrisy   Oct-22-11 10:41 AM   #2 
  - It's like some Wall Street stooge wrote last week on why he thinks OWS will fail  deutsey   Oct-23-11 06:18 AM   #55 
     - What an absolute asshole that guy is.  SammyWinstonJack   Oct-23-11 08:35 AM   #60 
     - He is telling us what the elite think and he is right - they think that all  jwirr   Oct-23-11 10:27 AM   #67 
  - K&R,,,Good idea....implimentation may be difficult  Tippy   Oct-22-11 10:42 AM   #3 
  - General Strike? National Sick Day!  yogini   Oct-22-11 11:30 AM   #9 
  - National Sick day works for me  Tippy   Oct-22-11 12:01 PM   #11 
     - Propose July 5, 2012.  Amonester   Oct-23-11 10:28 AM   #68 
  - We need a wealth tax  PETRUS   Oct-22-11 10:43 AM   #4 
  - When was the last effective general strike in the US?  ProgressiveProfessor   Oct-22-11 10:44 AM   #5 
  - You'll get an answer as soon as they figure out how to overturn Supreme Court decisions.  TreasonousBastard   Oct-22-11 11:07 AM   #8 
  - I'm not sure if there has evere been a General Strike in the US.  alberg   Oct-22-11 11:43 AM   #10 
  - Reclaiming government from the corporations may not be sufficient  starroute   Oct-22-11 12:16 PM   #14 
  - If we're all going to strike we have to do it for more than one day  lunatica   Oct-22-11 12:18 PM   #15 
  - I agree with your sentiment, but I think we have a better chance of getting it off the ground  alberg   Oct-22-11 12:30 PM   #17 
  - Sorry- call me a traitor to the cause- but I need my job, and I like the company I work for  NBachers   Oct-23-11 09:44 AM   #63 
  - Is there any chance that you boss in this small business would actually  jwirr   Oct-23-11 11:02 AM   #73 
     - You see the problem you've got already?  customerserviceguy   Oct-23-11 08:37 PM   #81 
     - No- our stock-in-trade is contractors, home owners, building owners, trades people  NBachers   Oct-23-11 10:07 PM   #87 
  - How much food and water do you have stored?  GreenStormCloud   Oct-24-11 08:25 PM   #90 
  - Gee I sure hope you don't need a doctor or ambulance driver that day  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 12:28 PM   #16 
  - There would obviously be exceptions for critical occupations like medical care and  alberg   Oct-22-11 12:33 PM   #18 
  - And people get funny  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 12:41 PM   #20 
     - National Sick Day  yogini   Oct-22-11 12:52 PM   #21 
     - Good luck with that  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 12:54 PM   #22 
     - You certainly could get fired  pipi_k   Oct-23-11 10:41 AM   #70 
     - When enough Americans decide it's worth the inconvenience  alberg   Oct-22-11 12:55 PM   #23 
        - The reason I think it will not happen  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 02:07 PM   #30 
        - People here swore up and down that Americans would never take to the streets..  girl gone mad   Oct-22-11 02:19 PM   #32 
        - Any idea what percentage have, as you put it, taken to the streets?  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 08:58 PM   #37 
           - You seem to have a good grasp of the obstacles we face.  alberg   Oct-22-11 09:21 PM   #39 
              - In Western societies  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 10:31 PM   #45 
        - There was always someone around who said stuff like:  yogini   Oct-22-11 03:40 PM   #35 
        - OK, you're an idealist  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 09:07 PM   #38 
        - Yet those movements in the 60-70s did bring about change - civil  jwirr   Oct-23-11 11:18 AM   #74 
           - How old are you?  customerserviceguy   Oct-23-11 08:29 PM   #80 
              - LOL I am 70 years old and I not only have memories I have experiences.  jwirr   Oct-23-11 08:47 PM   #82 
              - Ok, I find a lot of people here  customerserviceguy   Oct-23-11 08:53 PM   #83 
              - So all these years when my family got to vote, got to run for office,  jwirr   Oct-23-11 08:54 PM   #84 
                 - It's not that I don't see any progress  customerserviceguy   Oct-23-11 09:14 PM   #85 
        - See, that's the problem...  pipi_k   Oct-23-11 10:46 AM   #71 
  - Traditionally health sector workers have been excempt from striking  lunatica   Oct-22-11 12:37 PM   #19 
  - Those who would give up Essential Liberty, to purchase a little Temporary Safety,  Zorra   Oct-22-11 01:35 PM   #26 
     - They were fighting an unelected king  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 02:12 PM   #31 
        - We don't have to convince "Joe Average American" - he's already convincing himself.  alberg   Oct-22-11 03:10 PM   #33 
        - It's early  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 08:56 PM   #36 
           - They were not successful, the war in Viet Nam ended.  Ikonoklast   Oct-23-11 01:01 PM   #77 
        - I'm working on it, and so far nobody at all has laughed. In fact, Joe  Zorra   Oct-22-11 09:47 PM   #43 
           - Get outside the bus routes  customerserviceguy   Oct-22-11 10:36 PM   #46 
              - I'm out in rural Arizona right now, 45 miles from the nearest bus station.  Zorra   Oct-23-11 01:23 AM   #49 
                 - Ok, I guess I made a wrong assumption there  customerserviceguy   Oct-23-11 11:42 AM   #75 
                    - Progressive? Moderate republicans are often suspected to be closet communists here  Zorra   Oct-23-11 12:36 PM   #76 
  - Great post. Mic check...  Zorra   Oct-22-11 01:23 PM   #24 
  - Great reply!  alberg   Oct-22-11 01:53 PM   #28 
  - HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!  WillyT   Oct-22-11 01:33 PM   #25 
  - Kick and Recommend!  Fire Walk With Me   Oct-22-11 01:41 PM   #27 
  - thanks for your great article -- I am right now watching last night's activities via streaming  Douglas Carpenter   Oct-22-11 02:02 PM   #29 
  - k&r for a general strike. n/t  Laelth   Oct-22-11 03:25 PM   #34 
  - Are these your ideas, or were they being discussed at Zucotti?  Remember Me   Oct-22-11 09:21 PM   #40 
  - They are not "my" ideas - I've heard them discussed in many different forums.  alberg   Oct-22-11 09:32 PM   #41 
     - I'm not  Remember Me   Oct-22-11 09:40 PM   #42 
  - Again, the cart before the horse.  bluestate10   Oct-22-11 10:40 PM   #47 
  - An idea to share  airplaneman   Oct-23-11 01:03 AM   #48 
  - Excellent!  Democracydiva   Oct-23-11 02:03 AM   #50 
  - Also...  cyglet   Oct-23-11 10:00 PM   #86 
  - You've got my vote, or whatever OWS calls it these daze. Very practical and doable all 3.  99th_Monkey   Oct-23-11 04:26 AM   #52 
  - General strike seems to be gaining popularity. I'd say by spring, it's more than possible  glowing   Oct-23-11 04:59 AM   #53 
  - That is a great idea,but emergency personnel  dotymed   Oct-23-11 05:07 AM   #54 
  - When I experienced a general strike in Europe years ago, such people were neither asked to nor  Pacifist Patriot   Oct-23-11 06:22 AM   #56 
  - in the meantime...  handmade34   Oct-23-11 06:41 AM   #57 
  - How to achieve #3...  Javaman   Oct-23-11 07:57 AM   #58 
  - Step #4  izquierdista   Oct-23-11 08:26 AM   #59 
  - Agreed.  alberg   Oct-24-11 10:14 AM   #88 
  - While I agree with you alberg, I see this as a long term fight  Jim_Shorts   Oct-23-11 10:12 AM   #64 
  - Constitutional amendments are needed. Like these:  Maineman   Oct-23-11 10:19 AM   #65 
  - July 5, 2012.  Amonester   Oct-23-11 10:32 AM   #69 
  - I agree with this post and would like to see steps taken to implement  jwirr   Oct-23-11 10:50 AM   #72 
  - Those actions require the consent of the 1%  Courtesy Flush   Oct-24-11 11:09 AM   #89 

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