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Crystal Blue Persuasion

Favorite Line(s):
Look over yonder
What do you see?
The sun is a’rising
Most definitely
A new day is coming,
Ooh, ooh
People are changing
Ain’t it beautiful,
Ooh, ooh
Crystal blue persuasion
Comment(s):
GSA “ascertains” Joe Biden is the President-Elect!!
Perhaps a celebration is a bit over the top (since there is still so much work to be done).  And, we are probably not ushering in an age of “peace and good, brotherhood”.  BUT…  I don’t care!  I’m happy!!!  I can start to breathe a sigh of relief for this country which I love.  Now, we can turn our attention to the Georgia Senate races and then to the Inauguration!!!
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On This Day In:
2019 Or In This Case – What’s Wrong
2018 Just Passing Through
2017 True Torture
Happy Thanksgiving – 2017 !!
2016 Overtaken
2015 Alone Praying
2014 A Full Man
2013 Off Defending The Universe
Taking Precautions
2012 Never, Never, Never
2011 Testing 1, 2, 3

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Whodunit

Favorite Line(s):
The place is surrounded
[The place is surrounded]
Nobody leaves till I found her
[Nobody leaves till I found her]
Until this case is solved
It’s up against the wall, you all
Comment(s):
LoL!!  How many of the movie and TV show detectives did you recognize from the lyrics?  Careful.  You may be showing your age…
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On This Day In:
2019 Or In This Case – What’s Wrong
2018 Just Passing Through
2017 True Torture
Happy Thanksgiving – 2017 !!
2016 Overtaken
2015 Alone Praying
2014 A Full Man
2013 Off Defending The Universe
Taking Precautions
2012 Never, Never, Never
2011 Testing 1, 2, 3

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Aside from a moral obligation to treat workers well and pay them a living wage, there’s nothing to prevent more companies from jettisoning full-time employees and shifting to lower-paid gig workers.
They’d just be following what has been happening for decades in other fields.  Just as manufacturing shifted overseas for cheaper labor and as gig economy apps drove down wages for taxi and delivery drivers, the pandemic has hastened the gig-ification of white-collar jobs.  The gig economy might have been a crowded space before COVID-19, but the booming economy masked its workers’ struggles because many of them could find other jobs to supplement their income.  Now, that extra work has dried up, and their desperation is more evident than ever.  When gig work is the only pie that’s available to millions of people, sharing it means that some don’t even get crumbs.
   —    Alana Semuels
In her article: “As the gig economy grows, its workers’ paychecks shrink
In: Time Magazine, dtd: 1-8 June 2020
This article also appears online with a different title: “‘It’s a Race to the Bottom.’ The Coronavirus is Cutting Into Gig Worker Incomes as the Newly Jobless Flood Apps
The specific link is: https://time.com/5836868/gig-economy-coronavirus/
You may have to go through a paywall to view the online article.
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On This Day In:
2019 Or In This Case – What’s Wrong
2018 Just Passing Through
2017 True Torture
Happy Thanksgiving – 2017 !!
2016 Overtaken
2015 Alone Praying
2014 A Full Man
2013 Off Defending The Universe
Taking Precautions
2012 Never, Never, Never
2011 Testing 1, 2, 3

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