What happened to the American Dream - Corporate America.
Obama Care is a good example of the demise of the America Dream. They were told that they had to give health insurance to their workers.
Their response was let's cut the employee's hours. We don't have to cover them if they aren't full time.
Their response should have been - it is about time. My employee's who is entrust my company's success. Instead they cut hours.
Let me ask you corporate Americans - if your company depended on machines that has to be calibrated every 6 months. I doubt very much that they would fail in keeping their machines in top working conditions. No, if one of the machines goes down it could catastrophic to the business.
Why are the welfare of their employees be any different. Wal Mart finally figured out that if they pay their employees a fair and living wages and provided benefits that they would have employees that who care about turning a profit. Don't forget retention powers that will follow. They would have better behavior from their employees.
Gravity Payments, a small internet company promises to raise the minimum wage to $70,000 over a period of 4 years. Mr. Price, who started the
Seattle-based credit-card payment processing firm in 2004 at the age of
19, said he would pay for the wage increases by cutting his own salary
from nearly $1 million to $70,000 and using 75 to 80 percent of the
company’s anticipated $2.2 million in profit this year. Link
Mr. Price said he wanted to do something to address the issue of
inequality, although his proposal “made me really nervous” because he
wanted to do it without raising prices for his customers or cutting back
The American Worker has always been exploited, from Carnegie to Rockefeller. It amazes me that these law suits were against monopolies not inhumane working environments. Why would you take better care of your machinery and not your employees.
This is a plural society that should keep themselves in check. Why hasn't the American worker part of this society?
And to all of you worthless hippies who were going to change the world - Thank you for the corporate greed and underhandedly destroy an economy. I think that those of you that are left in corporations - maybe you should go back to smoking the weed. It must have given you an insight to society that you have lost.
No, here is an idea - stop drug testing. Drug testing is a form of self incrimination and should be outlawed by the Supreme Court. Plus it is a huge hole that corporations keep throwing money. Does this make sense - not even the White House will randomly test for drugs after employment. Why should it be a criteria for employment. You will only get the pot smokers - and isn't weed legal in DC.
Employers - your employees should be considered your best tool for success - not an expendable one.
A stack or sea stack
is a rock formation made up of a steep or upright column or columns of
rock in the sea near a coast. They are formed when part of a headland is
eroded by water crashing against the rock or as a result of wind
erosion. These impressive formations are intricately created by nature
only through time, tide and wind. Here are 10 famous sea stack formations from around the World.
1. Dun Briste, Ireland
Dun Briste, a spectacular sea-stack, estimated to be approximately 50 metres (165ft) in height, stands 80 metres (260ft) off Downpatrick Head, in the town-land of Knockaun, east of Ballycastle, Ireland.
Downpatrick Head is where the Atlantic has gouged a huge bay from the
mighty cliffs and their summits scoured of all vegetation except grass
by the ceaseless ocean winds.
Each year, Downpatrick is frequented by birdwatchers,
who come to observe and record the many different species which take up
positions on the stratified face of the stack as the seasons change. In
May and early June, the headland itself is a blaze of colour when the
sea-pink comes into bloom.Link
2. Sail Rock, Russia
Sail Rock is a natural sandstone monolith located on the shore of the Black Sea, in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
It resembles the outline of a ship’s sail, hence its name. The monolith
lies 17 km (10.5mi) to the southeast of Gelendzhik, near the village of
Praskoveyevka (which is about 500 meters (1,650ft) from the coast) and
the farmstead of Dzhankhot (approximately twice that distance from the
3. Old Man of Hoy, Scotland, UK
The Old Man of Hoy is a 449 feet (137m) sea stack on the island of Hoy. It is a distinctive landmark from the Thurso to Stromness ferry and was first climbed in 1966.
This stack is an red sandstone stack, perched on a plinth of basalt
rock. It stands close to Rackwick Bay on the west coast of the island of
Hoy, in the Orkney Islands, Scotland.
The stack is probably less than 400 years old and may not get much older, as there are indications that it may soon collapse. On maps drawn between 1600 and 1750, the area appears as a headland with no sea stack. William Daniell,
a landscape painter, sketched the sea stack in 1817 as a wider column
with a smaller top section and an arch at the base, from which it
derived its name. A print of this drawing is still available in local
museums. Sometime in the early 19th century, a storm washed away one of
the legs leaving it much as it is today, although erosion continues.Map
4. Risin og Kellingin, Faroe Islands
Risin og Kellingin (Risin and Kellingin) are two sea stacks just off the northern coast of the island of Eysturoy in the Faroe Islands
close to the town of Eiði. The name Risin og Kellingin means The Giant
and the Witch and relates to an old legend about their origins. The Giant (Risin) is the 71m (233ft) stack further from the coast, and the witch (Kellingin) is the 68m (223ft) pointed stack nearer land, standing with her legs apart.Link
The stacks can be viewed by walking north from Eiði
then turning east towards the coast and following the low cliffs for a
short way. Other good views can be had on a clear day from Tjørnuvík on the island of Streymoy. Faroese geologists predict that Kellingin,
which currently stands on two legs, will fall into the sea sometime in
the next few decades during the winter storms. Already part of the stack
broke off at the beginning of the twentieth century.Map
5. Ko Tapu, Thailand
Ko Tapu is a limestone rock about 20 metres (66 ft)
tall with the diameter increasing from about 4 metres (13 ft) near the
water level to about 8 metres (26 ft) at the top. It lies about 40
metres (130 ft) to the west from the northern part of Khao Phing Kan (a pair of islands on the west coast of Thailand).Link
A scientific version of the Ko Tapu
formation says that the area was a barrier reef. Then, upon tectonic
movements, it ruptured, and its parts were dispersed over the area and
flooded by the rising ocean. Wind, waves, water currents and tides
gradually eroded the islands thus formed, sometimes producing peculiar shapes, such as Ko Tapu. Tide-related erosion is visible at the bottom of the rock.Maps
6. Ball’s Pyramid, Australia
Ball's Pyramid is 20 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. It is 562 metres (1,844 ft) high, while measuring only 1,100 metres (3,600 ft) in length and 300 metres (980 ft) across, making it the tallest volcanic stack in the world. Ball's Pyramid is part of the Lord Howe Island Marine Park. Link
In 2001, a large species of insect commonly known as a tree lobster or Lord Howe Island stick insect was discovered clinging to the stack eighty years after it was believed to have gone extinct. Rats
introduced to the larger islands are to blame for the six-inch insect’s
demise. Scientists captured several insects to breed, which they
finally did successfully, and may be introduced to the mainland. Link1, Link2, Map
7. Kicker Rock, Galapagos, Ecuador
Kicker Rock, also called the Sleeping Lion is a rocky formation and popular dive destination on the western side of Isla San Cristobal, the easternmost island in the Galápagos archipelago. Link
This gigantic rock raises 500 feet (152m) straight from the ocean and represents the remains of a lava cone, now split in two. There is a mild current that passes through the two rocks, which attracts hammerhead and Galápagos sharks. Kicker Rock is also home to a large colony of sea birds. LinkMaps
8. Old Harry Rocks, UK
The Old Harry Rocks are two chalk stacks located on the Dorset coast in the south of England.
The rocks mark the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast. The cliffs here
are mainly made up of chalk, with some bands of flint within them.
The sea stacks are continuously being eroded by the sea and are therefore an ever-changing feature. In the18th century, people could still walk from the mainland to Old Harry, which is the stack at the end nearest to the sea.
The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Australia. Their proximity to one another has made the site a popular tourist attraction. Tourism activities
(including helicopter tours) are conducted from a visitor centre,
situated on the inland side of the Great Ocean Road; with parking and
viewing areas. Parks Victoria classifies the structure as nationally
significant, with the area being one of Victoria's major tourist
features; attracting approximately two million visitorsa year. Parks Victoria was responsible for the construction of board-walks, tracks, and viewing areas. Link
10. Tri Brata, Russia
At the entrance of Avacha Bay lies Tri Brata, a trio of scenic stacks which is considered a symbol of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the main city of Kamchatka Krai, Russia. The name is Russian which literally means "Three Brothers". Legend has it that three brothers who went to defend a town from a tsunami turned into pillars of stone. Link
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