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Week of 12 August 2019: Pulp Rats 2019 - Second Week

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Disclaimer: Any resemblances here to real people, places, institutions or events are purely coincidental. This is somewhat a work of fiction.

Fos the Rat continues...

A couple of weeks ago, I scurried over to one side of our mill, where the Big Things seem to be installing some new machinery. For this work, they have two new gates in the fence line of the facility, one for "union" workers and one for "non-union workers." As a rat, I don't understand this distinction, but quite frankly, there are many things the Big Things do I don't understand.

It happened to be pay day. This seems to be a day when the Big Things that work receive some sort of compensation for the work they have done. I don't know why, but I crawled up on top of the pay shack on the "union" side of the offices.

I peeked over the edge. The union Big Things were getting their paychecks (whatever that means). As two male Big Things walked away, one happened to look at the paycheck of the other.

"Hey," he said, "Yours is only half as big as mine. You worked a full week, just like I did. Why is that?"

The other one hung his head. In broken English he said, "I don't have documentation. They tell me I will be kicked out of the union and thrown off the site unless I accept half pay."

"Something is wrong here," the first one said.

Looking frightened, the second one remarked, "Please don't say anything. I am trying to save enough money to send for my wife and children. I need this job."

"Don't worry, I won't turn you in. But how do you live and save any money on half a paycheck?"

"My brother and I live in this old car he bought. We eat at 7 - 11. We can save quite a bit of money this way. I have already made two payments to the Coyotes and they say with one more they will bring me my wife and children."

First one responded, "I feel sorry for you man, I hope it all works out."

*** has hundreds of registrants! [03.01.19]


Jim speaking now.

Two weeks ago, we had a rebuttal column concerning Global Warming or Climate Change. In that column, correspondent John Fitzgerald ask for your responses to the following survey:

Human Driven Climate Change-aka, Anthropogenic Global Warming

1 - Highly Skeptical

2- Somewhat Skeptical


4- Somewhat Believe

5- Strongly Believe

I expressed my doubts as to the accuracy of such a volunteer survey. I think I have been proven correct. To date, we have received only two responses, and both were "5- Strongly Believe." If you want to add your response, please send it to me. Otherwise, the proponents of "Anthropogenic Global Warming" can rightfully say, 100% of the respondents to this survey "Strongly Believe" in this (which is as bogus as the survey that says about 97% of all scientist believe in global warming; neither is a statistically correct survey). My interpretation would be a little different--we have heard from a couple of respondents who are highly interested in the topic, others could not care less. Nevertheless, if you feel inclined to comment, please do so. All knowledge is helpful. Thank you.

___________________ has taken off like a rocket! Over fifty jobs are posted, in many interesting categories. These jobs are in at least 15 different US states. [06.19.19]


Employers are on board with There are nearly forty employers located in fifteen different US states and six other countries. [06.19.19]


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