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The Slaughterhouse Rules: Why American Capitalism Loves Illegal Immigration

In Chapter 4 of The Jungle — Upton Sinclair’s searing 1906 exposé of the American meatpacking industry — Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus arrives at the steaming blood chambers of Chicago’s slaughterhouses and follows his boss to the “killing beds.” He’s given a large broom to “follow down the line the man who drew out the smoking entrails from the carcass of the steer” and sweep the innards into a trap “so that no one might slip into it.” As the screams of animals whose hides were being peeled from their still-living bodies echoes off of the gut-splattered walls, Rudkus wades through pools of coagulating blood and tries to avoid losing a limb to the same gnashing blades that turned cattle into steak.  1,864 more words

Russell Brand: The Sun smear campaign

Phwoar! @TheSunNewspaper where d'ya get this stat? Liverpool? Hacking into dead children's phones? pic.twitter.com/FzmOWHizK7

— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) December 4, 2014

Once again, The Sun…

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Friday, 5th December 2014

Two modern-day saints: the benefit avoider, who arranges his or her finances in order to reduce eligibility for benefits; and the tax tourist, who travels to Britain in order to pay tax. 32 more words


To Charter or not to Charter - Good question!

Luxury yachts cost a bucket load of cash, to be honest they cost many buckets loaded with cash and it’s the price you pay for living the dream while having the flexibility to go places in style. 643 more words


“A warm welcome to Zingcreed, the iconoclastic blog which often criticises the church, but gives credit where it is due. In this case, which I have copied from the church news website… 633 more words


How Romania Loses $28 Billion To Tax Evasion Every Year

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Every morning, hundreds of traders pour into a cheap wholesale market in a northern suburb of Bucharest. But if the tax inspector calls, the bustle stops, shutters are quickly pulled down and the place falls silent. 714 more words