800 British Airways staff offer a month of free labor

Stacy Summary:  As Max is saying in the background, “welcome to the blogosphere!”

79 comments on “800 British Airways staff offer a month of free labor
  1. DharmaBum says:

    Is this not a clearcut example of “peasant mentality.” However, I think a more appropriate terminology is “slave mentality.” There are a myriad of ways in which BA could have combated the turmoil, including a restructuring of the pay pyramid. As a corporation, BA is, by nature, tyrannical. Why not take some money away from the CEO so as to pay these workers, who clearly must feed their families. This month, I am guessing, will help normalize the idea of below subsistence wages, especially in an industry where labor union–at least here in the States–were crushed under Regan/Thatcher.

  2. AM says:

    I found the difference between BA staff and slavery; BA staff doesn’t get shelter, food and health care, in the old days the slaves atleast had some sort of maintenance of life (needs) and even could buy themselves free…. but this is a new kind of slavery; first of all people who had nothing to do with the cause, make the least ammount of money, didn’t take the decisions but do have to “pay the price” (3x, to work free, by higher taxes and higher inflation) beside the whole scam of the monetary system. Maybe they can go ask the royal family for some cash, here in holland the royal family gets 113 million a year and has a estimated wealth of 2,3 billion, they get paid for doing nothing instead of doing everything and not getting paid.

  3. Dedo says:

    It’s called social engineering,……getting folk used to serving the state,.. incrementally,……….slowly slowly catchy monkey!
    Has worked for thousands of yrs,…

  4. DharmaBum says:

    Yeah exactly, the shit that is being normalized the world over, especially since November 16th, 2008, and more so after January 20th, 2009 is historic in nature–the most tangible evidence that we are “between two ages.”

    We’re all fucked, let’s withdraw (from civilization) now. Learn what plants near you are edible, plant gardens, become shaman, inform others. Make friends, too.

    And you’re right, it has worked for thousands of years. However, one difference between now and yestercenturies–besides its easier to kill than to control–is the masses have access to more information than ever before. Early Chinese literature, at the onset of that civilization, stressed not letting the peasants learn!

    Governments have less control of us now than ever. Except for the monopoly on force. But the monopoly on force is a figment of our imaginations. Let’s take a gamble.

  5. Dedo says:

    @DharmaBum,……back then, weapons were far less sophisticated,…….I think there is a concerted effort on many parts to create an aggresive revolution, which is exactly what the powers that be have forcast (quite predictable aren’t we)!

  6. Palantíri says:

    I could see the value of working for free within a small business, the mom and pop size business, where the benefit of the action is clearer. I suspect those poor 800 guys only going to get a nice thank you pat on the shoulder and later be forgotten by the company.

  7. Youri Carma says:

    Maybe this is the ultimate time to set up a business with a lot of free labor, everybody can do it. I was planning to build myslef the biggest Pyramid for when I die.

    Gonna phone the airline compagny if they have some free labor for me cause I need another 500.000 to get the job done. I demand that all the queens and kings of the world give me a medal cause I’ve been able to set up a business for al the unemployed in the UK.

    Maybe I will build a pyramid in the USA too so many people can get to work.

  8. Palantíri says:

    I could see the value of working for free within a small business, the mom and pop size business, where the benefit of the action is clearer. I suspect those poor 800 guys only going to get a nice thank you pat on the shoulder and later be forgotten by the company. (hope this isn’t a double post)

  9. DharmaBum says:

    Oh yes, I know…but when push comes to shove….

    Also, I advocate first and foremost the sort of emotional/intellectual revolution knowledge makes possible.

    And also, we’ve got to ditch this “hope” bug. It afflicts us like a disease. It takes away our agency, leaving our futures up to a fate that is no more than the sum total of chance events over time. By ditching hope, we disencumber ourselves from this “fear” endemic and can, then, restore authority into the communal organism of which we are all a part, instead of in automatic institutions…yadayadayada

  10. Dedo says:

    @Youri,…….I want the biggest!!

  11. stacyherbert says:

    It seems like half of my friends work for practically free – ie blogging, media, etc. and the other half had been extracting equity for a living . . . these latter sort are going to have to go the way of free too now

  12. Phil says:

    G. Edward Grffin on BreakTheMatrix

    Take Back TV with guest G. Edward Griffin
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDy3_K8OTow

  13. bzmoore says:

    Stacy ‘ extracting equity for a living ‘
    humm sounds like the extraction is going the other way.

  14. Youri Carma says:

    Building America (Pyramids) http://tinyurl.com/nvtndf

    Build America bonds, taxable securities that pay 1 percentage point more in interest than corporate debt on average. The Federal government helps pay the bonds’ interest.

    Federal government pays borrowers 35 percent of the interest cost if they issue taxable debt instead of tax-exempt securities for capital projects. The Treasury prefers the taxable bonds because tax-exempt debt mostly benefits investors in higher tax brackets, said Krueger.

  15. Mother Earth says:

    Airline jobs can be low skill so the workers are easy to replace. If the economy is actually permanently stuck in a tunnel rather than temporarily as assumed, these workes will be wasting a month in which they could be looking and training for a new job. For that reason I would never participate nor do I like the BA management.

    It should definitely not be considered a precedent or example of ‘good worker mentality’. Everyone would become complicit. How would it be to fly with a stewardess that made no money serving you drinks? That would indeed be slavery. Perhaps a fatal error on the side of BA in the fight against virgin…

    I decided to become a ‘maker’.

  16. Youri Carma says:

    (Pyramid) Builders Will Keep Getting ‘Squeezed’ for Months: Chart of Day http://tinyurl.com/m4y6mf

    Solution? Free labor and Pyramids will rise everywhere without any squeeze.

  17. Youri Carma says:

    @Mother Earth

    Kerry allready was on the dark side!

    George Bush, John Kerry, David Gergen, and many others have admitted their membership of the Skull and Bones AKA the Bohemian Grove.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2E_HP97Rzc

  18. Youri Carma says:

    add on: In fact Kerry and Bush are family related.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2E_HP97Rzc

  19. jterror says:

    Michael Jackson rushed to hospital

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/06/pop-star-michael-jackson-was-rushed-to-a-hospital-this-afternoon-by-los-angeles-fire-department-paramedics–capt-steve-ruda.html

    “Capt. Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a call at Jackson’s home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived.”

    Lets hope for a TARP-style recovery..

  20. Ran Jak says:

    “Obama’s Cheney is named Larry Summers. He is Obama’s senior-most economic advisor, and like the former vice president, he is a man of conviction. The financial crisis may be large, but Summers’ self-confidence is even larger. More importantly, President Barack Obama follows him like a dog does its master.’
    -Der Spiegel
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,632494,00.html

  21. klaos says:

    Thriller

    It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark
    Under the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
    You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
    You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
    You’re paralyzed

    ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
    And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about strike
    You know it’s thriller, thriller night
    You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

    You hear the door slam and realize there’s nowhere left to run
    You feel the cold hand and wonder if you’ll ever see the sun
    You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination, girl!
    But all the while you hear the creature creeping up behind
    You’re out of time

    ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
    There ain’t no second chance against the thing with forty eyes, girl
    Thriller, thriller night
    You’re fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

    Night creatures calling, the dead start to walk in their masquerade
    There’s no escaping the jaws of the alien this time
    (They’re open wide)
    This is the end of your life

    They’re out to get you, there’s demons closing in on every side
    They will possess you unless you change that number on your dial
    Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together, yeah
    All through the night I’ll save you from the terror on the screen
    I’ll make you see

    That this is thriller, thriller night
    ‘Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
    Thriller, thriller night
    So let me hold you tight and share a
    Killer, diller, chiller, thriller here tonight

    ‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night
    Girl, I can thrill you more than any ghost would ever dare try
    Thriller, thriller night
    So let me hold you tight and share a killer, thriller, ow!

    (I’m gonna thrill ya tonight)
    Darkness falls across the land
    The midnight hour is close at hand
    Creatures crawl in search of blood
    To terrorize y’alls neighborhood

    I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, ooh baby
    I’m gonna thrill ya tonight, oh darlin’
    Thriller night, baby, ooh!

    The foulest stench is in the air
    The funk of forty thousand years
    And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
    Are closing in to seal your doom

    And though you fight to stay alive
    Your body starts to shiver
    For no mere mortal can resist
    The evil of the thriller

  22. Mike/Liverpool says:

    Michael is DEAD!
    WE lost an Fawa today as well
    These where 70′s Icons for me

    Not a good day.
    Mike

  23. stacyherbert says:

    @Mike/Liverpool – I feel bad for you!! Join the #pinstripe revolution, help focus that despair

  24. Youri Carma says:

    @Asiablues even posted it on the http://www.twitter4all.com/channels/Economy

    WSJ: Michael Jackson Rushed to Hospital http://bit.ly/JysB3

  25. stacyherbert says:

    @Youri Carma – he’s dead according to twitter, #msmfail (snark)

  26. Mike/Liverpool says:

    Stacy
    Am 45, & God do i feel old tonight
    Mike

  27. Mike/Liverpool says:

    I am a bit over weight, my hair is trying to turn grey, mainly because of the stuff i spray on my head to TRY to make my hair grow ( Might try a transplant next year).

    Am OLD!!!
    Mike

  28. Mr Supergeek says:

    @mike2
    ummm getting old…..is that why you repeat yourself so much?………

  29. Youri Carma says:

    @stacyherbert

    I quess we on http://www.twitter4all.com/channels/Economy are very fast whit the economic news but lack the ability to keep up with the Michael news.

    Michael dead, that’s a shame the guy shorely could make some jingles sound & dance too. I even bought a CD of Michael once.

    Michael Jackson Dies R.I.P.
    http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/25/michael-jackson-dies-death-dead-cardiac-arrest/

  30. Mike/Liverpool says:

    As a mark of respect we should ALL go and download “Thriller” without paying.
    Mike

  31. Mr Supergeek says:

    I think the michael jackson I liked died a long time ago and now that he’s dead ….there’s gonnal be a new TAM in town…’Truth About Michael’ and then we’ll see some evil stuff for real…..

  32. Mike/Liverpool says:

    His music should be free!

    Mike

  33. Youri Carma says:

    Micheals dead reached the The Wall Street Journal
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124596607046356333.html

  34. Youri Carma says:

    @Mr Supergeek

    Dead of Michael downside: I was thinking to make an easy quick buck and say that Michael misused me and sue him for that. Can say goodby to that Ponzi sceme.

  35. Mike/Liverpool says:

    Oh, this will be as BIG as Diana, we NEVER hear the end.

    Foot note to Stacy:-
    Find Mike a nice French woman.
    Mike

  36. Youri Carma says:

    @Mr Supergeek

    I agree whit you that after Michaels ….(how many?) plastical misurgeon we can conclude that Thriller game out much to early. Better waited till his own face had become suitable for the Thrillerclip whitout any extensive make up.

    Or maybe Michaels surgeon was a fan of thriller too?

  37. Youri Carma says:

    But nothing bad about the dead now. Been chosing an actal topic song from the 80ties: Somebody’s Watching Me!

    What a Amazing voice from Michael, that’s why we loved him his voice and dance not his private live.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu1RP34FLXU

  38. Mr Supergeek says:

    For US maybe bigger than elvis….or…..kennedy ….or 9/11…wait I’m just receiving word yeah yeah cospiracy thought so….but seriously who will be the first on this site to come up with some MJ death theory type deal….yay….kinda..@mike2 gonnaq be one of them do you remember where you were when you heard the news…except for kennedy I remember all the events vivdly and I remember jumping up and down with joy…..and screaming yaaaaahooooo….sorry I meant screaming noooooo….Damn you damn you all to hell…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsbYx6hevoQ

  39. Youri Carma says:

    btw For the oldies under us: ‘Charlie’s Angels’ actress Farrah Fawcett dies from cancer at 62; Longtime love Ryan O’Neal at side
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009/06/25/2009-06-25_charlies_angels_actress_farrah_fawcett_dies_from_cancer_at_62.html

  40. Youri Carma says:

    Jeff Goldblum NOT Dead; Reports Of Hoax Surface
    http://screencrave.com/2009-06-25/report-jeff-goldblum-has-died/

  41. Youri Carma says:

    Well, back to Gloom & Doom business again:

    Jobs picture dims and overshadows improved GDP http://r.reuters.com/waj77c

  42. Like/Miverpool says:

    “Welcome to the blogosphere”? Keiser sounds like Larry Mullen.

    Maybe working for free is just you working out your karma for your thievery on Wall Street. Or maybe having your mug on every international news program isn’t exactly “working for free” but working for free advertising.

  43. Youri Carma says:

    [color=maroon][b]HOT[/b][/color]

    Search for ” Michael Jackson – New Album (2008) Pre-Release ” on torrent sites!

  44. Dale Sarna says:

    WHO and UN are being CHARGE by a reporter in Austria for using bioterrorism to kill the people with an upcoming mandatory vaccination. Very interesting.

    http://www.infowars.com/journalist-files-charges-against-who-and-un-for-bioterrorism-and-intent-to-commit-mass-murder/

    The bloggers are suggesting that everyone file a charge against their government for treason.

  45. Phil says:

    PLUNDERBIRDS – INTERNATIONAL FUCUE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHbdGLS6nRA

  46. @PHIL

    RE: UN-IRS

    interesting…
    I heard something about taxing day-traders 80% on all their profits by the Canadian GOV’T
    Bat-shit crazy is what it is…

    In British Columbia, Canada,
    we are already dealing with the Carbon-tax Ponzi…
    Originally, it was touted as a means to ‘aid the poor”
    Yet, after the smoke cleared,
    and people stopped paying attention,
    (and cashed their Carbon Tax Credit teaser the BC Libs offered as a “greasing of the palm”)
    the Carbon-Tax revenues have become a trough for our
    Politi-pigs…

    Utter bullshit…

    What’s this I see on Max’s twitter about a banker being tossed out a window???

  47. Phil says:

    @Giuseppe … ” Politi-Pigs”

    Good expression.
    We have had this “Eco” tax in Germany ( Green party ) since years .. didn’t change the auto-industry very much , just filled the Govts coffers with more tax.
    Same goes for the “Greenhouse” Bill in the EU .. Companies can buy and sell their vouchers .. just a joke .. will change nothing apart from certain industries moving to exploit poor countries that don’t have that regulation.

    6/25/2009 Peter Schiff On The Glenn Beck Show: National Energy Tax Bill Goes To Vote TOMORROW!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MmlElFmJKI

    Germany is discussing 25% VAT for 2011.
    Stock trades are now taxed ( since 1.1.2009 ) at a flat 25%.
    Just a joke … the Govt. thinks that people make profits on trading .. maybe in 10% of cases from what I’ve seen.
    BTW … the “bank” takes that Tax out of your trading account AUTOMATICALLY after EACH TRADE. Great way to reduce your trading capital !
    Good brokers ( like Consors for example ) will offset profits against losses and return subtracted taxes accordingly.
    A friend of mine was at another broker-bank, where they did NOT do this … he was totally p*ssed off, and wanted to quit completely ( which would have been good for him, as he has ONLY losses since quite a few years ).
    FWIW

  48. Mother Earth says:

    Now we’ll never know whether his moonwalk is any use on the moon :-(

  49. Phil says:

    @ME .. yeah, the 60′s/70′s .. some good music.

    Doors / Yes / Deep Purple / Santana / Chaka Khan & Rufus / Joni Mitchell / Eric Clapton / Jimi Hendrix / Police

    All the commercial junk today gets on my nerves.
    Sting and Phil Collins and Joni are the few greats still surviving.

    I lived in Islington when Police played in the Hope & Anchor ‘s cellar – my local pub. Great days – Holloway Road.
    Went to Rocky Horror Show ( Theatre ) about 10 times – due to visitors always wanting to go there.
    Ah .. those were the days !
    ;-)

    http://www.punk77.co.uk/punkhistory/hope_and_anchor_history.htm

    Police at Hope & Anchor
    http://www.dordt.nl/~gugten/s19770708.htm

  50. Phil says:

    @ME … Police in 1977

    Did you notice the prices on my last link ?

    50 Pence .. to see Police !

    LOL !
    Can you say : Inflation !

  51. Phil says:

    72 year old women gets TASERED for refusing to sign a speeding fine ?

    Video Released of Grandmother Being Tased
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxhYaUjZUI0&feature=rec-HM-fresh+div

    I didn’t actually see her being “tasered” .. didn’t look like it !
    Still, it’s no way to treat the elderly.

  52. Dedo says:

    Hey Max!,…..and I’ve bet you’ve heard this a thousand times,………Do you do the voice over for crusty the clown?

  53. Youri Carma says:

    New Zealand GDP shrinks for fifth quarter http://tinyurl.com/m7cfew

    Current Inflation Rates: 2000-2009 http://tinyurl.com/lh5z36

    Japan logs record deflation as demand falls http://tinyurl.com/kl8ggl

  54. Mother Earth says:

    @phil Those where some good prices!

    Got some friends in this band playing the Max Keiser theme song:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RimlhHwbKdY
    http://www.splendidmusic.nl/
    You’ll have to pay 5 euro to see them, so not that bad..

    Randomly: I think we will see a rise in enclaves and communions. I think we are entering a new flower power era, unless off course there is war…

  55. Youri Carma says:

    Spread the word:

    JOE STIGLITZ: IMF same exact four-step TAKE OVER COUNTRIES PROGRAM http://tinyurl.com/5rdqkl

    Good link TnX!

    U.N. TO EMERGE AS GLOBAL IRS http://tinyurl.com/lbdfll

  56. James says:

    Its a shift from “I am a business that sells my skills” to “I need my corporation for survival”

    Neo Fudalisim with the CEO as the fudal overlord

    Max and Stacy called it

  57. M says:

    The Hague rocks!

    Bump

  58. Mep says:

    @Youri Carma – thanks for the Palast piece. Now I finally understand why Obama had to force Larry Summers to call Stiglitz a few months back for consultation.

    I just read a Reuters piece about Capitalism, the IMF, and the World Bank being “under fire” at the UN that quoted Stiglitz:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN2530051720090625?sp=true

    Didn’t know that he is an adviser to Nicaragua’s foreign minister.

    @ all of the “audit the Fed” enthusiasts . . . you don’t want to miss this clip re: what Bernacke thinks of that piece of legislation:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjULF_Xg6Ps

    Is he threatening future financial armageddon? Or is he just expressing that he views a Fed audit as a hostile act?

  59. Youri Carma says:

    Could this have to do with the two bond carrying Japs caught at the Italian border?

    Japan’s financial regulator has ordered Citigroup to halt some of its businesses http://tinyurl.com/mu7ffd

  60. M says:

    Americans no more own America than the chickens on the Kentucky Colonel’s farm own the farm on which they are slaughtered.

    Very true indeed.
    (http://www.lemetropolecafe.com/toulouse-lautrec_table.cfm)

  61. Youri Carma says:

    @Mep

    TnX! Also have a look at: World Bank Secret Documents Consumes Argentina Alex Jones Interviews Reporter Greg Palast

    http://www.gregpalast.com/world-bank-secret-documents-consumes-argentinaalex-jones-interviews-reporter-greg-palast/

  62. M says:

    Bernanke in the audit the Fed response clip is a joke. He claims to have made the Fed more transparent.

    M3-figures anyone?

  63. stacyherbert says:

    @Mother Earth – OMG, once again you score with the excellent headline / link!! U rock. Going to have to go tweet that. Will post here with my day’s headlines in a few. Just making the Max bungee jumping film for @snoop diddy

  64. Mike2liverpool says:

    David Duke Tours?
    BNP Hoildays?
    Mike

  65. Youri Carma says:

    @Mike2liverpool

    You got me scared there for a moment cause I was reading China Retaliates instead of Reiterates Pfffffffffff ……..

    I think it was because of “China drops a NUKE” association.

    What is your Alert colour when the realy dropped some Nuke? You used op Red for this? Yellow, Orange alert?

  66. Youri Carma says:

    Fed begins exit from emergency support measures ??? http://tinyurl.com/r49eb5

  67. Youri Carma says:

    Dollar Falls on China Call for World Currency; Stocks Pare Gain http://tinyurl.com/mr4hgg

  68. frances snoot says:

    Mep:

    Thanks for the excellent links!!!

  69. frances snoot says:

    A link to an interesting look at the correlation between Iceland, Argentina, and the US: economic collapse, Central Bank insolvency:
    http://seekingalpha.com/article/109480-analyzing-the-crisis-in-iceland-can-it-happen-here

    “Now in Iceland, like in Argentina, the true breaking point came when its central bank became insolvent. The result was a complete lack of confidence in Iceland’s ability to repay; essentially, Iceland had defaulted. The result has been a run on the Icelandic krona, which has lost half its value in just a few months time.”

    How do we audit the Fed, prosecute Bernanke (and Geithner and Paulson), and not play into the globalist banker’s agenda? I like the link Mep sent: too bad we can’t dismantle the IMF and World Bank. China and the Bric countries are serving validity to the IMF by buying their bonds. It is a gruesome picture, especially when hunger strikes in the near future.

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