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    Today is Tuesday, May 11, the 131st day of 2021. There are 234 days left in the year.

    On May 11, 1935, the Rural Electrification Administration was created as one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal programs.

    In 1947, the B.F. Goodrich Company of Akron, Ohio, announced the development of a tubeless tire.

    In 1973, the espionage trial of Daniel Ellsberg and Anthony Russo in the “Pentagon Papers” case came to an end as Judge William M. Byrne dismissed all charges, citing government misconduct.
    Today in labor history.

    1894 – Nationwide railway strike begins at Pullman, Ill. Nearly 260,000 railroad workers ultimately joined the strike to protest wage cuts by the Pullman Palace Car Co.

    1953 – Seventeen crewmen on the iron ore freighter Henry Steinbrenner die when the ship, carrying nearly 7,000 tons of ore, sinks during a violent storm on Lake Erie. Another 16 crewmen survived.
    Thought for today. “The hand that pockets the corrupt coin places it in the collection plate seeking absolution.” ― Stewart Stafford

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    Today is Wednesday, May 12, the 132nd day of 2021. There are 233 days left in the year.

    In 1958, the United States and Canada signed an agreement to create the North American Air Defense Command (later the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD)

    In 1982, in Fatima, Portugal, security guards overpowered a Spanish priest armed with a bayonet who attacked Pope John Paul II. (In 2008, the pope’s longtime private secretary revealed that the pontiff was slightly wounded in the assault.)

    One year ago: House Democrats unveiled a coronavirus aid package totaling more than $3 trillion, including nearly $1 trillion for states and cities to avert layoffs and a fresh round of direct cash aid to American households. (The measure won House approval but Senate Republicans and the White House rejected it as too costly.)
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    2008 – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raid the Agriprocessors, Inc. slaughterhouse and meat packing plant in Postville, Iowa, arresting nearly 400 immigrant workers. Some 300 are convicted on document fraud charges. The raid was the largest ever until that date. Several employees and lower and mid-level managers were convicted on various charges, but not the owner—although he later was jailed for bank fraud and related crimes.
    Thought for today. "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength." - Saint Francis de Sales

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    Today is Thursday, May 13, the 133rd day of 2021. There are 232 days left in the year.

    In 1917, three shepherd children reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near Fatima, Portugal; it was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to have witnessed.

    In 1967, a vault fire at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in Culver City, California, destroyed hundreds of the studio’s early films.

    In 1985, a confrontation between Philadelphia authorities and the radical group MOVE ended as police dropped a bomb onto the group’s row house, igniting a fire that killed 11 people and destroyed 61 homes.
    Today in labor history.

    1913 – Some 10,000 IWW dock workers strike in Philadelphia.

    1980 – UAW President Douglas A. Fraser is named to the Chrysler Corp. board of directors, becoming the first union representative ever to sit on the board of a major U.S. corporation.

    1998 – Thousands of yellow cab drivers in New York City go on a one-day strike in protest of proposed new regulations. “City officials were stunned by the (strike’s) success,” The New York Times reported.
    Thought for today. “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

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    Today is Friday, May 14, the 134th day of 2021. There are 231 days left in the year.

    In 1948, according to the current-era calendar, the independent state of Israel was proclaimed in Tel Aviv by David Ben-Gurion, who became its first prime minister; U.S. President Harry S. Truman immediately recognized the new nation.

    In 2001, the Supreme Court ruled 8-0 that there is no exception in federal law for people to use marijuana for medical purposes.

    One year ago: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned doctors about a serious rare inflammatory condition in children linked with the coronavirus.
    Today in labor history.

    1953 – Milwaukee brewery workers begin 10-week strike, demanding contracts comparable to East and West Coast workers. The strike was won because Blatz Brewery accepted their demands, but Blatz was ousted from the Brewers Association for “unethical” business methods.
    Thought for today. "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." - Voltaire

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    Today is Saturday, May 15, the 135th day of 2021. There are 230 days left in the year.

    On May 15, 1970, just after midnight, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two Black students at Jackson State College in Mississippi, were killed as police opened fire during student protests.

    In 1988, the Soviet Union began the process of withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan, more than eight years after Soviet forces entered the country.

    Five years ago: President Barack Obama urged graduates at Rutgers University to shun those who wanted to confront a rapidly changing world by building walls around the United States or by embracing ignorance, as he delivered a sharp and barely concealed critique of Donald Trump.
    Today in labor history.

    1917 – The Library Employees’ Union is founded in New York City, the first union of public library workers in the United States. A major focus of the union was the inferior status of women library workers and their low salaries.

    1920 – The first labor bank opens in Washington, D.C., launched by officers of the Machinists. The Locomotive Engineers opened a bank in Cleveland later that year.

    1942 – Death of IWW songwriter T-Bone Slim, New York City.

    1973 – Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Kwitney reports that AFL-CIO President George Meany, Secretary-Treasurer Lane Kirkland and other union officials are among the 60 leading stockholders in the 15,000-acre Punta Cana, Dominican Republic resort. When the partners needed help clearing the land, the Dominican president sent troops to forcibly evict stubborn, impoverished tobacco farmers and fishermen who had lived there for generations, according to Kwitney’s expose.
    Thought for today. "It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters." - Epictetus

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    Today is Sunday, May 16, the 136th day of 2021. There are 229 days left in the year.

    On May 16, 1939, the federal government began its first food stamp program in Rochester, New York.

    In 1988, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop released a report declaring nicotine was addictive in ways similar to heroin and cocaine.

    Five years ago: President Barack Obama called on the nation to support law enforcement officers as he bestowed the Medal of Valor on 13 who risked their lives.
    Today in labor history.

    1934 – Minneapolis general strike backs Teamsters, who are striking most of the city’s trucking companies.

    1938 – U.S. Supreme Court issues Mackay decision, which permits the permanent replacement of striking workers. The decision had little impact until Ronald Reagan’s replacement of striking air traffic controllers (PATCO) in 1981, a move that signaled anti-union private sector employers that it was OK to do likewise.

    1979 – Black Labor leader and peace activist A. Philip Randolph dies. He was president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and first Black on the AFL-CIO executive board, and a principal organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.
    Thought for today. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxstc07 View Post
    Today is Sunday, May 16, the 136th day of 2021. There are 229 days left in the year.



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    Thought for today. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
    Do you understand what you post??

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy View Post
    Do you understand what you post??
    No... mostly he just copy and pastes but on the rare occasion he does reveal how he comes up with his spins...

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    Thought for today. "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." - Wayne Dyer
    Oh how great it must be to look at life with biased eyes... lol

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    Today is Monday, May 17, the 137th day of 2021. There are 228 days left in the year.

    In 1973, a special committee convened by the U.S. Senate began its televised hearings into the Watergate scandal.

    In 2015, a shootout erupted between bikers and police outside a restaurant in Waco, Texas, leaving nine of the bikers dead and 20 people injured.

    Five years ago: Federal investigators concluded that a speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia in May 2015, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby commuter train getting hit by a rock.
    Today in labor history.

    1954 – Supreme Court outlaws segregation in public schools.

    2004 – Twelve Starbucks baristas in a midtown Manhattan store, declaring they couldn’t live on $7.75 an hour, signed cards demanding representation by the Industrial Workers of the World, or Wobblies.
    Thought for today. “In this life you've got to hope for the best, prepare for the worst and take whatever God sends.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery

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    Today is Tuesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2021. There are 227 days left in the year.

    In 1910, Halley’s Comet passed by earth, brushing it with its tail.

    In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed a measure creating the Tennessee Valley Authority.

    In 1953, Jacqueline Cochran, 47, became the first woman to break the sound barrier as she piloted a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet over Rogers Dry Lake, California.
    Today in labor history.

    1928 – Big Bill Haywood, a founding member and leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies), dies in exile in the Soviet Union.

    1950 – Atlanta transit workers, objecting to a new city requirement that they be fingerprinted as part of the employment process, go on strike. They relented and returned to work six months later.

    1959 – Insurance Agents Int’l Union and Insurance Workers of America merge to become Insurance Workers Int’l Union (later to merge into the UFCW).

    1979 – Oklahoma jury finds for the estate of atomic worker Karen Silkwood, orders Kerr-McGee Nuclear Co. to pay $505,000 in actual damages, $10 million in punitive damages for negligence leading to Silkwood’s plutonium contamination.
    Thought for today. “Never attribute to malevolence that which can best be explained by incompetence." ― Jeff Greenfield

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