Bad Nike and Republicans allowing employers to demand passwords
Thoughts on a variety of issues:
I. U.S. Rep. Steven King, a Republican from Ohio, believes that we should not have any laws protecting gays from discrimination, becase they can hide their sexual orientation. So, according to King's logic, it is O.K. to discriminate based on religon? After all, along as an employee keeps their religious beliefs private, who would know?
Also, what if someone is discriminated against for the belief that gays deserve to burn in an afterlife and have their sex lives regulated by the government? I bet Rep. King would defend those people, because some of them are his voters.
II. Phil Knight, the CEO and founder of Nike, is going into the basketball Hall of Fame. Yes, he has obvious connections to basketball with how many players have worn his shoes and uniforms in the last 30 or so years. The NBA and Nike have made each other a lot of money. But, how many people have lost their jobs from Nike moving plants overases to sell overpriced shoes?
Nike wants Americans with enough money to buy their products, but they won't contribute to the American worker base, by employing them. If Nike could outsource the actual shoes salesmen in their stores, they would. I know if I was a Hall of Fame voters, I would have voted no. I urge you to boycott Nike, a company with an awful history of labor abuses.
III. In the U.S. House of Representatives-Wisconsin delegation, every Republican (6 total) voted against a bill that would ban employers from demanding the passwords of employees social network/media sites, such as Facebook. The three Wisconsin Democrats voted for the bill. So just remember, Republicans think it is perfectly fine for corporations to monitor your password protected pages, as a condition of employement. They really are the party of big business.
That reminds me of the student expelled for profanity on a twitter post that he posted um, in the middle of the night. See, he posted it in the middle of the night and since he logged on his twitter account while at school (within school rules), the school monitored that previous profanity, and than expelled him. Schools treat students as individuals with absolutely no Constitutional rights, why do we allow it?