Letter Box

There are 9 comments on the Brattleboro Reformer story from Sep 1, 2010, titled Letter Box. In it, Brattleboro Reformer reports that:

Labor Day was first recognized on Sept. 5, 1882 in New York City and, since its inception, has been a day to give recognition to the value of the American worker.

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Jan

Putney, VT

#1 Sep 1, 2010
To Ann Parmenter: Bless you! You are the first person I have heard in my entire life who actually took responsibility for their DUI. Hard to believe (maybe) but I've never anywhere encountered anyone who did not write it off to a "quota" or "forged breathalyzer" etc. even when they had been convicted more than once of the same offense.

1 person in 53 years. Thank you!
FRAN

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Sep 1, 2010
Right; you don't think it was a condition the court had put on her?
Anywhere

White Plains, NY

#3 Sep 1, 2010
FRAN wrote:
Right; you don't think it was a condition the court had put on her?
I don't think I've seen any other letters so if it was a condition of the court - then they've started something new.
FRAN

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Sep 1, 2010
Nothing new - sorry. It's often a condition of court condition, probationary conditions, or treatment.
MaleMatters

Livonia, MI

#5 Sep 1, 2010
Louise Luring said, "Women across the country work just as hard their male counterparts, yet they continue to receive less pay -- just 77 cents on the dollar, on average."

If employers could get away with paying 77 cents to the men's dollar for the same work, what employer would not hire only women?

Which women are you talking about? Point them out. Name them.

Working hard has nothing to do with your pay. Many MacDonald employees work harder than chemical engineers.

In the U.S., nothing has worked to close the gender wage gap -- not the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, not affirmative action, not diversity... Nor will the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act work. The wage gap will stubbornly persist. That's because the pay-equity advocates stubbornly ignore this:

Despite feminists' 40-year-old demand for women's equal pay, millions of wives still choose to have no wages at all. In fact, according to Dr. Scott Haltzman, author of The Secrets of Happily Married Women, stay-at-home wives, including the childless, constitute a growing niche. "In the past few years,” he says in a CNN August 2008 report at http://tinyurl.com/6reowj ,“many women who are well educated and trained for career tracks have decided instead to stay at home.”(“Census Bureau data show that 5.6 million mothers stayed home with their children in 2005, about 1.2 million more than did so a decade earlier....” at http://tinyurl.com/qqkaka .)

As full-time mothers or homemakers, stay-at-home wives earn zero. How can they afford to do this while in many cases living lives of luxury? Virtually any teen knows how:“They're supported by their husband!”

If millions of wives can accept no wages and live as well as their husbands, millions of other wives can accept low wages, refuse to work overtime, refuse promotions, take more unpaid days off — all of which lowers women's average pay. They can do this because they are supported by husbands who must earn more than if they'd remained bachelors — which is how MEN help create the wage gap.

By the way, the next Equal Occupational Fatality Day is in 2020. The year 2020 is how far into the future women will have to work to experience the same number of work-related deaths that men experienced in 2009 alone. http://tinyurl.com/yab2blv
flat lander

United States

#6 Sep 1, 2010
If you only stayed in the kitchen back then instead going to vote you won't have all these problems you complain about. It's too late the cat is out old bag. God bless us men for being so nice to you gals over the years for nothing. SO JOE what you say?
Scott

Newton Center, MA

#7 Sep 5, 2010
Jan wrote:
To Ann Parmenter: Bless you! You are the first person I have heard in my entire life who actually took responsibility for their DUI.
-Yes, unlike limousine liberal and Council on Foreign Relations member Bill Moyers who tried to deny he was too drunk to drive but was convicted for doing so In Vermont nonetheless. Former UNESCO head and now S.I.T. head Carol Bellamy, also a globalist CFR member like Moyers, had her DUI conviction more recently. A couple weeks ago I asked limousine liberal Peter Galbraith about his membership in the CFR and he tried to claim it was 'just a boring talk group'. I didn't ask him if he's a drinking man like his fellow CFR ilk, but I suppose with him being perhaps the very richest Vermonter from his shady oil deals, then he could literally be a limousine passenger and chauffered wherever he goes so as to not be a danger on Vermont roads like his CFR/Rockefeller establishment cronies.

Since: Jul 10

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Sep 5, 2010
Scott wrote:
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-Yes, unlike limousine liberal and Council on Foreign Relations member Bill Moyers who tried to deny he was too drunk to drive but was convicted for doing so In Vermont nonetheless. Former UNESCO head and now S.I.T. head Carol Bellamy, also a globalist CFR member like Moyers, had her DUI conviction more recently. A couple weeks ago I asked limousine liberal Peter Galbraith about his membership in the CFR and he tried to claim it was 'just a boring talk group'. I didn't ask him if he's a drinking man like his fellow CFR ilk, but I suppose with him being perhaps the very richest Vermonter from his shady oil deals, then he could literally be a limousine passenger and chauffered wherever he goes so as to not be a danger on Vermont roads like his CFR/Rockefeller establishment cronies.
What the hell does this have to do with anything? Just another tea-bagger rant? As if the Repugs were the party for the workin' man? Hahahaha!!!!
twocents

Dover, NH

#9 Sep 5, 2010
New Clear Waste wrote:
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What the hell does this have to do with anything? Just another tea-bagger rant? As if the Repugs were the party for the workin' man? Hahahaha!!!!
Actually...yes they are the party for working people. Working people take pride in being self reliant and responsible. They don't take a nickel they didn't earn and they resent people who mooch off the system. But they aren't the party of the Unions. In order to get 41% of Americans to call themselves conservative you have to consider that working people are very much in the group. When watching Beck's rally it was clear that it was mostly composed of working people.

Another one of those things you don't get. Just because your socialist man Bernie says he is the working man's representative doesn't mean that the working man agrees.

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