Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The NLRB should have a process to examine directives of management.

In the case of Hostess, as soon as the debt load to the company increased without a basis of improving their market share or other valid reasons there is probably a process to invoke through the NLRB. 

The motives in the case of Hostess was to liquidate the company and destroy the union. There needs to be a way to impose a review of management practices that will adverse the USA sovereign economy and the rights for unions to exist in longevity.

Along with that management should be a review of union practices as well to be sure they are benevolent to their membership. Not to impose rollbacks, but, simply a review of practices for the longevity of the union. If unions want to examine management priorities for union longevity it is only fair to provide the NLRB with reassurances the union is capable of longevity with benevolence to their members.

A sovereign nation with an economy based in capitalism principles relies on taxes to pay for its operations, military and otherwise. If a private sector can carry on by destroying companies to liquidate their assets and provide huge returns to investors, it is an assault on this nation.

Companies are given every reason to exist in the USA. They are provided breaks by local governments in many instances so they build and stay in operation to provide a way of life to their citizens. 

When companies close down they contract economies and reduce tax bases. There has to be a way of handling this through the NLRB. Has to be.

Vulture capitalism. Just that simple. Who's next? THINK LOCAL ECONOMIES to preserve our way of life and Middle Class jobs.

Mediation was never going to work this late in the game. The companies indebtedness is too overwhelming and that was intentional. If unions want to stop this, they have to nip it in the bud. The unions have to take action against a company with increasing debt that will endanger workers careers. Hostess is the best example of Romney vulture capitalism. It doesn't matter how big they are or how hard they fall. Americans need to take notice of their 'Amerikana' slipping through their fingers with this form of vicious capitalism.

People have to ask, how did Hostess ever get here? Then they have to ask is what other companies in the USA are following the same path? People need to stop it. Vulture capitalism contracts the economy.

A quote from the lawyer below:

...received a "flood of inquiries" from potential suitors.

The Hostess products are still in demand and have a whole lot of others seeking the power of 'the brand names.' This is vulture capitalism. There is no reason why Hostess should have entered bankruptcy except it was managed to achieve that goal. Like, what? Citizens are ridiculed for declaring bankruptcy and they never have that as a goal. The management of Hostess had bankruptcy as a goal. Why are they rewarded by our laws to do so?

There is no moral content in this management style. There are huge ethical issues. The management style deceives the employees and unions as if they will avoid adverse outcomes at all costs when it was their goal from the beginning. Planning the destruction of companies for the sake of pocketing the cash, changing the paradigm of manufacturing in the USA has to be viewed as a draconian methodology allowed within our democracy. It should not be tolerated.

It is one thing for a company to face adverse problems and seek bankruptcy. An example is the airline industry. They are so customer service dense and are impacted by weather, etc., they do suffer deficit episodes that lead to exponential problems. When airline companies are impacted by circumstances outside of their control, they pay for hotel rooms, meals, rerouting passenger traffic and on top of all the respect the passengers receive; they still look elsewhere in the future. How do they not eventually file for bankruptcy? 

That is not at all the case with Hostess. There are huge ethical issues and I'll go so far as to say, legal issues as well. The motives alone are criminal.

By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2012

Twinkies maker Hostess Brands Inc. (click here) won court approval to start shutting down operations, selling its assets and laying off its 18,500 workers, after the failure of an 11th-hour mediation to try to resolve a labor dispute.
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain gave Hostess the go-ahead Wednesday to sell its plants and brands after he presided over the closed-door talks Tuesday with the company and the striking Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco and Grain Millers Union, which represents about 5,000 Hostess workers.
Heather Lennox, a lawyer for Hostess, said in court that the company has received a "flood of inquiries" from potential suitors.
Among the possible bidders are Nature's Own parent Flowers Foods Inc., Sun Capital Partners Inc., Sara Lee owner Grupo Bimbo, Pabst Blue Ribbon owner C. Dean Metropoulos & Co. and investment firm Hurst Capital, according to reports and analysts....

Too cute. Get the feeling it is feeding time?

Speaker Boner is nominated for the next Speaker of the divided Republican House.

Obamacare will not be repealed. The Bush Tax Cuts will expire and the sequester will go forward. 

When have Republicans ever acted in the best interests of the country rather than Wall Street? When have the Republicans ever been able to reduce the cost of health care? We are in the mess we have now because of forty years of Republican policy.

I hope they replace Boner. If he is weak enough to play politics to win an election in the House there is no hope the House will ever be anything but divided.

The House had an illegitimate majority due to gerrymandering. They need to get over it. They lack moral content.

...The tactics of our repeal efforts (c;ick here) will have to change. But the strategic imperative remains the same. If we’re serious about getting our economy moving again, solving our debt and restoring prosperity for American families, we need to repeal Obamacare and enact common-sense, step-by-step reforms that start with lowering the cost of health care....

Boner doesn't pay attention, poor man. He has a very short memory. Are you hurtin' for your cronies, Boner?

A ceasefire. It is enforceable. The missiles and rockets have to stop.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr hold a news conference in Cairo to announce a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. (Egyptian State Television November 21, 2012)

That is magnificent work and in relatively short period of time. President Morsi is a reliable partner.

By Emily Alpert
November 21, 2012
Egypt announced a cease-fire agreement (click here) between Israel and Hamas effective Wednesday evening local time, the Associated Press reported.
In details of the agreement obtained by the news agency, Israel will cease all military activity against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip at 9 p.m. local time (11 a.m. PST) and Palestinian militants will cease rocket attacks into Israel. After 24 hours of quiet, Gaza's border crossings with Israel will be opened further to allow freer movement of goods and people.
The announcement by Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Amr and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton followed talks in Cairo between Clinton and Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi....

Congratulations to all parties and all peoples. Thank you.

Is there confusion about the attack on the Israeli bus? There should not be.

This attack is consistent across Islam. We still witness it in Iraq where a central government doesn't mean much to their personal revenge. It is part of the culture of violence within Islam that has replaced the Muslim faith.

The 'sects of faith' that has replaced the Muslim faith do not give governments validity. It is more difficult to have the people within Islam come to the government to solve their problems when those governments are corrupt as we witnessed when returning focus to Afghanistan.

The focus to stop these attacks is nearly impossible when conducting negotiations. There is no way the USA is going to recognize terrorists as a legitimate authority because it literally undermines the very negotiations. It is the sovereign authority of the countries involved that have to handle the violence. The problem has been the same for a long time, it is the violence.

The violence makes leaders hapless in their ability to control the peace within their country and enforceable in treaties. One of the most stark examples of this haplessness was Musharraf. Heck, he was nearly blown up twice crossing the same bridge inside Pakistan.

So the violence of terror groups is a real commodity that compromises country's leadership while providing autonomous economies, like the Afghanistan poppy economy or the USA drug economy. These economies accommodate violence and power through money. These acts of violence have to be contained by sovereign authorities.

Secretary Clinton has her hands full. She has to be able to negotiate a treaty between all the parties involved while making the enforcement measurable. It won't do anyone any good if the day after the signing of a treaty or peace agreement Israel continues to receive violence and returns to a defensive posture. The agreements have to be enforceable. Literally, the sovereign authority have to return their 'sects' to a civilized content and focus on their future and not revenge over the past. It is why it is taking so long. All are hopeful President Morsy can open new dimensions in peace to bring about sincere treaties between all the nations involved. Time will tell.

A bus exploded in Israel. I am sure President Morsy is familiar with the violence of the extremists.

The bus explosion is a form of retaliation to sabotage any peace negotiations. What else is new? It would not be negotiations without them. Sympathies to the families losing family members.
The talks have to go forward and President Morsy is in danger of being a target no different than those before him. Welcome to the reality of the Middle East and its neverending story. 
21 November 2012 Last updated at 09:10 ET
The BBC's Wyre Davies (click here for video) reports on the situation in Gaza City after eight days of exchanges of fire between Israel and Gaza.
At least 10 people have been injured in an explosion on a bus in Israel's commercial capital, Tel Aviv, in what one Israeli official described as a "terrorist attack".
After the incident, near military headquarters, huge blasts were heard in Gaza - an apparent Israeli strike on the football stadium.

A love triangle is the definitive reason for the explosion.

It is a gas explosion. Whether it was a love triangle or not it was another gas explosion. Natural gas is a weapon in many crimes of passion including children in the middle of a custody battle. We don't have to have these disasters in our lives. So, why continue it?

Indiana Neighborhood Explosion: Two Questioned in Connection to Blast (click here for video)

Nov. 21, 2012
...Police won't say who they are questioning, but cell phone video captured by Brad Horton and his girlfriend Whitney Essex shows a SWAT team descending on a mobile home park in southwest Indianapolis.
"These people came in tanks with people on top of them," Essex told ABC News.
The couple says their neighbor Bob Leonard was led away for questioning. Leonard is the brother of Mark Leonard, who is dating Montserrate Shirley, who along with Mark Leonard, lives in the home that exploded.
"It was pretty serious. They don't pull those [tanks] out for just anything," Horton said.
Much of the attention since the explosion has centered on Shirley and Leonard, who lived at the house in the center of the blast area. The two ignored questions from reporters on Tuesday.
The couple says they were at a casino, and the home was empty when the explosion rocked the quiet neighborhood, killing the Longworths and damaging nearly 100 homes....

Rubio doesn't know how old our planet is? Really? He is a Senator? Really?

The United States of America Geological Survey has it figured out and it is not breaking news.

What the electorate stated in 2012 is that we are not interested in iconic morons in the Executive Branch.

The ages of Earth (click here) and Moon rocks and of meteorites are measured by the decay of long-lived radioactive isotopes of elements that occur naturally in rocks and minerals and that decay with half lives of 700 million to more than 100 billion years to stable isotopes of other elements. These dating techniques, which are firmly grounded in physics and are known collectively as radiometric dating, are used to measure the last time that the rock being dated was either melted or disturbed sufficiently to rehomogenize its radioactive elements.

Ancient rocks exceeding 3.5 billion years in age are found on all of Earth's continents. The oldest rocks on Earth found so far are the Acasta Gneisses in northwestern Canada near Great Slave Lake (4.03 Ga) and the Isua Supracrustal rocks in West Greenland (3.7 to 3.8 Ga), but well-studied rocks nearly as old are also found in the Minnesota River Valley and northern Michigan (3.5-3.7 billion years), in Swaziland (3.4-3.5 billion years), and in Western Australia (3.4-3.6 billion years)....

Okay, so Rubio ADMITS he is not a scientist. He is not an MD, he is not a physicist, he is not a woman best we all know, he is not a laborer, he is not a Castro exile immigrant, he is no longer a Mormon since moving out of Las Vegas to Miami, so what! His excuse as a USA Senator for not knowing the USA government absolutely has proof of the age of Earth is that he is not a Scientist? People vote for this? Why? The man holds federal office and can't get out of his own way in knowing what the federal government already knows?

Everyone knows Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio has been a so called "Dream Team" for the Executive Branch. We all know that. So we all should be threatened and be preoccupied with this mess? They are out there looking for money. That is new for the GOP? They are always looking for money.

The age of the Earth is NOT a theory and if Rubio wants to be Veep to Jeb's Prez, then he needs to realize the nukes they'll hold near and dear to their heart has a scientific understanding of HALF LIFE. Now, if Rubio accepts the USA has nuclear weapons with materials with a half-life then the argument the age of Earth is a theory is OVER. It is very, very over. If he wants to pander politically to old, white guys, he might want to ask how many will kick the bucket by 2016.

Come 2016 Rubio will run for the Veep Stakes for the same reason Ryan did, to maintain the office he already holds.

“I’m not a scientist, man,” (click here) Rubio, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said. “I can tell you what recorded history says; I can tell you what the Bible says; but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians, and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States.”

It just won't be freedom in the USA if children weren't toting guns to school.