Saturday, April 20, 2013
At one point, just to save time, they dug a 100-foot tunnel through a ridge. Naturally, we had to crawl through it.
Ding dong, the Soviet Union is dead!Read it all.
Ding dong, communism is dead! ...
Ding dong! Old Labour’s dead! The Labour Party has given up its ridiculous belief in the common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange — the slogan that used to be printed on the back of every party membership card. Ding dong, Clause Four is dead as a dodo.
But I tell you what, my little Left-wing friends, and all you who think it amusing to break out the champagne at the death of an 87-year-old woman. There is one thing that is alive and well — and that is Thatcherism.
Indian textile manufacturer Alok Industries is planning to open its first textile mill in the U.S., in an effort to save money on energy costs, a company executive said....But more than that:
The mill, which would spin U.S.-grown cotton into yarn or thread, would be a major shift in the textile industry. For years the U.S. has shipped its cotton to mills overseas for processing, and then imported the finished products. Mr. Agarwaal said Alok's mill would spin the U.S. cotton and export the yarn to weaving and sewing factories in Latin America.
He said Alok chose the U.S. for its access to cotton....
"Energy is driving [the decision]," he said.So let me see if I got this right. We have cheap energy and raw materials and cheap (robot) labor but we still need sweatshops but Indian sweatshops are too expensive so hello, Mañuel Labor!
the very public ugliness triggered by Maggie’s death. Out of all proportion to anything she actually did.Read it all, and maybe buy a coffee cup.