Jack Saturday

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Anti-Job Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 167

Oct. 1, 2007 -- Industry is buying. The evidence: New orders received by North American-based robot companies rose 39% in the first half of 2007, says the Robotic Industry Association (RIA). North American-based robot suppliers sold nearly 10,000 robots through June, valued at $563.2 million.
The April to June quarter was very strong, with increases of 60% in units and 24% in revenue over the comparable period in 2006.

The 2007 gains can be traced primarily to a 76% jump in orders to automobile manufacturers and their suppliers. "Automotive industry buying patterns for robots are quite cyclical, and this year we're seeing the upswing," says Jeffrey A. Burnstein, RIA executive vice president.

…gains were reported in robot sales to healthcare/pharmaceutical companies (13%), food and consumer goods producers (11%), as well as a number of other industries, include beverage and tobacco, apparel, wood products, paper, printing, machinery, and furniture manufacturers. Robotic automation in the pharmaceutical sector is projected to reach $2.5 billion in 2008, says BCC Research. A recent win by Adept Technology Inc. involves a $1.4 million order for automating prescription drug fulfillment.

In terms of applications, spot welding orders posted the largest increase in the first six months of the year (150%), followed by coating and dispensing (38%) and material handling (25%).
A Robot Buying Spree
John Teresko
Industry Week

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Anti-Job Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 165, 166

Another thing that will help ease you into the status of debtor is the price of your textbooks -- about $120 to $180 for a new, graffiti-free copy. True, this seems high when you could buy a hardcover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for $20 or less, but the aim is to teach you that a book is something to treasure (and, again, we charge no extra fee for this lesson.)

On average, you will graduate with a respectable-sized debt of $20,000, which will enable you to establish your all-important "credit history." If we have succeeded in our educational mission, you will be a first-rate debtor, capable of making minimum monthly payments much of the time. As fresh offers of credit cards and home equity loans pour in, you will beam with pride at your achievement.

Please note carefully that Fleece U degree cannot guarantee you a future income that will allow you to pay off your debts. Many of our most promising graduates are now, three or four years later, working for $8-12 an hour serving up lattés, counseling disturbed youth or creating business computer networks. They are set for a lifetime of debt, and we are proud that they first began to accrue it right here, on our lovely mock Oxfordian campus.

I don't want to live in a world full of engineers and MBAs. We must have the arts and social sciences if there is going to be any thing resembling culture and humanity left in this materialistic profit-driven world. We don't all have brains that are wired for math or the hard sciences; some have no interest in these subjects and are gifted in other areas.
Posted by: NoKidding
on Sep 11, 2007 7:18 AM

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Anti-Job Pro-Freedom Quote Of The Week 164

They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own and control the corporations. They’ve long ago bought and paid for the Congress, the Senate, the state houses and city halls, they’ve got the judges in their back pockets, and they own all the big media companies. They got you by the balls.

We know what they want, they want more for themselves, and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don't want—they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking... that doesn’t help them… they don't want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table to figure out how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard thirty fucking years ago. They don't want that.

You know what they want? They want obedient workers. Obedient workers. People who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork, and just dumb enough to passively accept all these increasingly shittier jobs with the lower pay, the longer hours, the reduced benefits, the end of overtime, and the vanishing pension...

Good honest hardworking people continue to elect these rich cocksuckers who don’t give a fuck about them. They don't give a fuck about you, they don't give a fuck about you, they don't care about you at all. At. All. At all.
George Carlin

Monday, September 03, 2007

Labor Day

To be useless is the mark of genius, its patent of nobility.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Play is the noblest and only true seriousness.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel