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Camel_of_Bactria t1_j8euebi wrote

Pretty impressive how quickly we're witnessing the results of our government crushing the railroad union a couple months ago


Techutante t1_j8hn5gc wrote

Couldn't they just like... still not go to work? I don't understand people.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8htzp2 wrote

They and their union could have been fined and arrested. Isn't freedom great?


nonaltalt t1_j8iu5m1 wrote

Before the 1930s, that was par for the course in all industries, especially the railroad. It didn’t stop workers from striking. On the contrary, that’s how workers (in other industries) won the right to strike—a right which is currently being degraded.

EDIT: Autocorrect


Techutante t1_j8jys8s wrote

Yeah I don't think you can fine or arrest people who quit.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8m1ci4 wrote

And be unemployed? How is that going to be better in any way?


TehScaryWolf t1_j8m8t9e wrote

What do you think a strike is?


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8m9bqb wrote

Are you serious? You think that people on strike just quit their job and walk away? I mean, I know Americans are pretty ignorant on these matters but this is a whole new level of dumb.


TehScaryWolf t1_j8m9syd wrote

My point is you aren't employed when you strike. You aren't paid. If your biggest issue with a strike is that you'll lose wages.. you're striking wrong Thanks for the insult though. Your inability to think is surely my fault.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8ma37v wrote

>My point is you aren't employed when you strike.

Dude, what on earth are you on about?


TehScaryWolf t1_j8macnd wrote

Which company is paying you when you're outside picketing?

Cause that's literally what unions do. So fine, you're "employed" but making no money and your company is wanting to fire you.

That's much better than being "unemployed" and having all the exact same effects.


PartyYogurtcloset267 t1_j8mb3pq wrote

Uh, companies cannot fire you for striking. That's kind of an important detail. At this point I must assume you're just a kid who never spent a day in the real world. But please do inform yourself for the future. The less you know about your rights and the easier it'll be for the powers that be to strip them.


Techutante t1_j8pihc9 wrote

They can fire you for refusing to come back from a strike. But you can also quit and find a new job that respects you. hah, I kid.


Kjaeve t1_j8e3iiq wrote

I’ve been waiting for someone to talk about this. Literally just watched this last month - couldn’t believe it when I saw the news. Wild


velifer t1_j8epe6j wrote

We all helped to make.

We allowed corporate capture of any regulatory functions of railroads, letting the industry self-regulate and dictate legislation, and we haven't repealed Taft Hartley. We allow our political leaders to strongarm rail workers because they're still in the pockets of the robber barons. We bail out troubled companies, and put the burden of losses on the taxpayers if there's a spill.

It's another example of American progress: socialize the risks, privatize the profits.

This isn't a surprise. The book that movie was based on was written in 1985.


ghloperr t1_j8esja4 wrote

By "the plot of a movie they helped to make" the article is talking about a real movie that real people from Ohio acted as extras in. Not that they metaphorically "helped" create the actual accident. I don't think anyone is blaming Ohio voters for the fact that national regulators sided with railroad lobbyists.


lurker12346 t1_j8gtdd0 wrote

I am, they vote for the party that espouses deregulation and "big government"


velifer t1_j8exsxr wrote

By "we all helped to make" the comment you replied to is talking about the larger context that goes beyond the simple irony of a movie and discusses the tragic irony of the current regulatory state of this sector of the transportation industry.

It is similar to the literary device of motif, where a recurring theme or element is present that helps to explore themes.

Perhaps you could pay closer attention to context clues. It might help you relate to your world and others in it more positively. Speech and language therapy often is beneficial to those with ASD.

edit: and u/ghloperr, you're more committed to your ignorance than I thought. But hey, do what feels good.


Prinzka t1_j8fagxq wrote

Wow, calling someone autistic as a defense for you misinterpreting a headline is an unexpected turn of events.


ghloperr t1_j8f2bkt wrote

I get what you are saying, we all had high school English classes (you also use way too many words to make your point so I bet you might have even had an AP class or two), but it is incredibly stupid of you to think that the author of the article is saying that the regular citizens of Ohio "helped make" this disaster. Nobody would ever imply such a thing because it makes no sense.

Half of the article is literally just talking about how the current situation is similar to the plot of the movie.


ShabachDemina t1_j8fx7y4 wrote

I just spent about 10 minutes scrolling through your post history, because I found your first comment appropriate but somewhat off topic, and your second comment suuuuper condescending for no reason.

Come to find out, you're just super condescending most of the time. Like subjectively 80% of your comments.

Just an observation no one asked for, but I felt the desire to point out.

Further unsolicited opinion: most of what you say is factually correct, and not actually bad takes. But your phrasing comes across as elitest and, again, condescending. Future interactions with you would be more pleasant if you put work into coming across nicer. Just rephrasing most of what I read would have changed the tone enough not to have given me a brief (albeit consistent) negative impression of you.


aaronappleseed t1_j8f62a6 wrote

The movie is White Noise (2022) on Netflix. It stars Adam Driver and Greta Gerwig and is written and directed by Noah Baumbach. It's an absurdist comedy and I thought it was aight.


Rootbeer48 t1_j8et2sa wrote

The right is having a field day with this and the UFO's. its funny watching them meltdown.


Treczoks t1_j8hhq8w wrote

> Norfolk Southern is funding a phone line for residents

"Don't worry mam, everything is completely harmless, but I recommend not to eat fruit or veg from your garden in the next twenty years, and better leave the cat inside, too."


Famos_Amos t1_j8enylx wrote

Immediately made me think of the China Syndrome.


krazycitizen t1_j8gmou2 wrote

i think there's another one about a runaway train in (very) roughly the same area...

Unstoppable...with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine


rollerjoe93 t1_j8gxtxm wrote

That one dude really into hitler probably feels like a main character rn


dr_Octag0n t1_j8hbpb8 wrote

My own private Idaho?