The Future of Transportation


33,000. That’s the number of deaths resulting from car accidents in 2010. Now add the death tolls from wars involving territory and gasoline. Plus the side-effects of gas emissions from cars on the environment. That’s a lot of bad. Continue reading

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Immigration Reform across America


This photo shows an American man promoting immigration reduction in Minnesota. He is a member of the tea party and feels strongly enough about this cause to stand outside on a cold looking day to support what he believes in. He is a member of the Tea Party according to the picture caption. I chose this photo because it shows how strongly some people feel about immigration reform all over the country, not just in highly concentrated illegal immigrated to states. I liked that this photo shows the man’s support and love for his country, shown in the American flag next to his sign and his USA hat. I found this image by using the flickr website.

..But what if my job doesn’t want to go to China?


It was actually pretty easy finding pictures about outsourcing labor. The hard part was limiting which ones I could post about. I really became attracted to the topic of outsourcing labor and whether or not it is considered economically beneficial. I have found a lot of information regarding the pros and cons and feel like I’m pretty ready to tackle the issue. The first picture I chose was from a worker strike in 2007 against Disney World in Orlando Florida. Contractors from Disney World were accused of firing hundreds of employees and replacing them with illegal immigrants. They have also been hiring outside companies to do jobs that were originally given to current workers and getting rid of their jobs left and right. Six unions banded together outside of Disney World’s gates and 29,000 members raised awareness of the outsourcing of labor that Disney has been involved in. I was definitely surprised to see that Disney was a part of the outsourcing labor phenomena and I will most likely be using this example as part of my white paper. The final picture I found, I couldn’t resist posting. Thanks to google images once again, I came across a dozen of hilarious pictures about the topic of outsourcing. This one was my particular favorite.  It’s amazing how the addition of the word “humor” to a current search bar search can change the types of images that come up. You have to love cartoon humor.

For Fun, For Foodies


A little poll for fun…

Here is the evolution of my BIG jack-o-lantern…. Continue reading

Daisy vs Jobs


@RealMikeDaisy: Happy Halloween everyone! Last time I saw this many zombies walking around? #foxconn

@RealMikeDaisy: I would like to apologize for that last tweet. Did not mean to offend anyone.

@SteveJobsGhost:  @RealMikeDaisy I’m watching you.

@RealMikeDaisy: Finally got my iphone 5 in the mail, then realized its the same thing as iphone 4s. Threw it in the trash and powered up my old android.

@SteveJobsGhost: @RealMikeDaisy Boo!

@FosterAKAforest: yo @RealMikeDaisy I have an android they’re excellent. I don’t own an apple product. Please retweet me- trying to increase my followers:following ratio.

 

 

Phil Knight Vs. Michael Moore


Below is a conversation between Phil Knight and Michael Moore after they initially met at the home of Nike:

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt- Packing for our trip to Indonesia! #singaporeairlinesgetready #firstclass

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike I’m not going. #backoffbigman #sorrynotsorry

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt then why don’t you open up a factory in the states? #flintneedsjobs #americansneedjobs #closerthanindonesia

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike say what you will, but Americans won’t make shoes. #indonesiaItIs #5dollarsaday

@BigManMike: @JustDoingIt you just wait #provingyouwrong

@JustDoingIt: @BigManMike no you just wait #imincharge #boss #endofstory