EASY READING CULTURE OF LIFE NEWS: GOLDMAN SACHS EXPLOITS MINIMUM WAGE WORKERS « Culture of Life News 2
Goldman Sachs is in the Underground News today. Namely, this octopus organization owns Burger King as well as many other businesses. To make profits, they cheat the workers out of pay and so are in trouble, like the Japanese organizations, of violating basic laws and rules concerning overtime pay for workers. Like Walmart, they steal from their own lowest-level, cheapest workers to make profits for themselves. Greed isn’t good, it is evil. It is the major sin of the Seven Deadly Sins.
What would you do with an extra
$18,000 in your pocket?
That’s the amount of extra cash each and every Burger King employee in America would have received last year if Goldman Sachs (one of the fast-food chain’s largest owners) had shared its bailout billions with rank-and-file workers. Instead, Goldman Sachs squandered 6.5 billion of our taxpayer dollars on bonuses for their financial staff. These were some of the highest bonuses on Wall Street! Meanwhile, Burger King workers earn wages averaging just $14,000 a year — well below the federal poverty line for a family of three.Goldman Sachs has been having it their way with Burger King workers for too long. It’s high time you had it your way with Goldman Sachs. Together with SEIU we are pushing back against Wall Street excess, and there are several ways we can make our voices heard.
Labor is wealth. Labor is ‘value-added’. Labor is one of the biggest generators of wealth known to humanity. Without the workers plowing the fields, sowing the seeds, reaping the grain, threshing the grain, grinding the grain, delivering the flour to the baker who then makes the bread which then is eaten by the goldsmith, the candlestick-maker, etc, we would all starve to death and there would be no civilization.
The trick for the idle wealthy, is to make money by exploiting labor. The easiest way to do this is to enslave people and whip them to death if they don’t do all the hard work. The richest rulers in the golden pavilions all depend on eking out tiny sums from sweating labor at the very bottom of the wealth pyramid. Today, as always, the idle rich spend all their free time, figuring out how to do this. They call this ‘work’ and imagine, their constant attention to the flow of finances and wealth making via lending, is all about ‘making wealth.’
Only it makes nothing. It tracks wealth made by the labor of others. Since the foundation of the first city-state 10,000 years ago, humans who controlled access to the Gods of Weather and Death were called ‘priests’ and they watched the night skies to observe how the stars moved and they determined what ‘sacrifices’ everyone should make to appease the gods. They immediately set up a system whereby at least 10% of the output of labor would flow to them. They justified this by claiming, their close watch of the stars, the sun and the moon protected everyone else so this sacrifice was worth it, since it gave the priests the necessary leisure to gaze at alternately, their navels or the heavens above.
Today, in the modern world, the idle priests now live in immense towers and they use computers to track their empires and they use computers to figure out how to get maximum profits from the poorest laborers. Goldman Sachs is a hideous, overgrown monster that controls our government and bribes our elected leaders to work for them, not to work for voters. This exploitation of the lowliest workers in Burger King is just a sterling example of what is wrong with these modern priests. They are pure evil. Their attempt at fattening themselves at the expense of the hungry poor who work for them, is a crime. It is amoral. It is cruel.
The video makers here in this story, want suggestions about how to annoy Goldman Sachs. Aside from arresting them all for fraud, bribery and corruption, we can embarrass them somewhat. Better still, it is time to embarrass Obama: he is in their pay every bit as much as McCain and Bush.
Goldman Sachs Tower (30 Hudson Street), in Jersey City, New Jersey, is the tallest building in the state of New Jersey, and the tallest in the United States of any building not in its metropolitan area’s largest city. It was designed by Cesar Pelli, best known as the architect of the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and the Key Tower in Cleveland. The World Financial Center located just across the Hudson river, was also designed by him.
Completed in 2004, the tower is easily visible from the Manhattan and Staten Island boroughs of New York City. On a clear day, the building is visible from as far away as Sandy Hook. It has 42 floors and is 238 m (781 feet) tall. The Goldman Sachs Tower is in Jersey City’s Exchange Place area close to a PATH station (about 200 yards north) and sits immediately on the waterfront overlooking the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan.
The building is a Goldman Sachs office tower, and is one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States. It houses offices, a cafeteria, health unit and full service fitness facility including a physical therapy clinic. The property is managed by Hines Property Management. A bank is also on the ground level. The building is easly accessible by the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at the Essex Street and Exchange Place stops.
The Tower of Gollum Sachs is a great place to visit! It is easily reached by PATH trains. As spring comes skipping in, maybe it is time to have a rousing demonstration in front of the entrance to Gollum Sach’s magic tower! How about it?
The above Flickr image is lovely. It is also has a copyright so I am giving a hint about its great visuals and encourage people to go to this site and view the original in full. And complement the photographer.
It is the biggest tower in New Jersey. New Jersey’s governor is a GS minion. The shape of this tower is interesting, it has a muted ziggurat shape at the crown. It reminds me of some odd things in the religious world, of course.
I find this painting done by an Apocalyptic Christian to be most interesting. The square/circle merging is…Pegasus! Pegasus is a constellation. The main body of what was once a very immense star group is the magic square of stars which is also called ‘Paradise’ by ancient Islamic astronomers. This painting of the Pegasus Square even has it cut off at the bottom. The bottom half of Pegasus was, in the ancient city of Ur, a serpent, namely, Ouroboros. Square, circle and infinity.
The mysticism of architects and the wealthy people who hire them is fascinating. For example, the numbers used to describe the number of stories, the size of the square bases and other details of the World Trade Center were all ‘magic numbers’ that expressed the Will of the Builder and as is usual in these magical things, became one of the fastest buildings to ever collapse in history.
One thing leads to another here! Heh, back to Goldman Sachs, their Tower of Power has been collapsing lately. For example, they had to rush to DC to get a sudden switch from being an ‘investment’ bank that steals from workers into a ‘regular’ bank that still steals from workers! HAHAHA. I went, as usual, to the Preciousssss Gollum Sachs web page to see how they view themselves:
Trading and Principal Investments
We facilitate client transactions with a diverse group of corporations, financial institutions, investment funds, governments and individuals and take proprietary positions through market making in, trading of and investing in fixed income and equity products, currencies, commodities and derivatives on these products. In addition, we engage in market-making and specialist activities on equities and options exchanges and clear client transactions on major stock, options and futures exchanges worldwide. In connection with our merchant banking and other investing activities, we make principal investments directly and through funds that we raise and manage.
HAHAHA. They are getting richer and richer! And this is today’s web page and it is at the end of February and they only have 2007 data here. I guess showing how they LOST money is verboten! Any website that can’t update themselves is a fraud. I see they still boast about dealing with derivatives! This is like boasting about being drunk drivers. Especially, in view of all the major losses of the past year.
Goldman was the second largest donor to the Barack Obama campaign and the fourth largest to the John McCain campaign in the 2008 presidential election. Former Goldman Sachs employees such as Hank Paulson and Robert Rubin have held high positions in the federal government, regardless of which party was in the White House.
- Henry H. Fowler – 58th United States Secretary of the Treasury (1965-1969)
- Robert Rubin – Former United States Treasury Secretary, ex-Chairman of Citigroup.
- Henry Paulson – Former United States Treasury Secretary.
- Edward Lampert– Hedge Fund Manager of ESL Investments. Brought K-Mart out of Bankruptcy in 2003.
- Joshua Bolten – former White House Chief of Staff
- Erin Burnett – CNBC Host
- Jon Corzine – Governor of the State of New Jersey.
- Michael Cohrs – Head of Global Banking at Deutsche Bank
- Emanuel Derman – Author of My Life as a Quant and co-developer of the Black-Derman-Toy model.
- Jim Cramer – founder of TheStreet.com, best selling author, and host of Mad Money on CNBC
- Ashwin Navin – President and co-founder of BitTorrent, Inc.
- Abby Joseph Cohen – Perma-bull market forecaster formerly of Drexel Burnham Lambert
- George Herbert Walker IV – member of the Bush family and current managing director at Neuberger Berman
- Robert Zoellick – United States Trade Representative (2001-2005), Deputy Secretary of State (2005-2006), World Bank President.
- Mark Carney – Current Governor of the Bank of Canada 
- Michael D. Fascitelli– President & Trustee of Vornado Realty Trust.
- Neel Kashkari – Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability
- Charlie Haas – Wrestler, who is working for World Wrestling Entertainment.
- Malcolm Turnbull – Australian politician, currently the federal leader of the Liberal Party of Australia.
- John Thain – former Chairman and CEO, Merrill Lynch, and former chairman of the NYSE.
- Robert Steel – Chairman and President, Wachovia.
- Reuben Jeffery III, Under Secretary of State for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs (2007-)
It is obvious that this investment [sic] bank infests our government. Arrest them all. Hell, they infest all sorts of governments. Note how well Canada has done with one of these GS clowns at the helm of their own central bank. They adore being in charge of central banks and various Treasury departments. After all, this is where the REAL loot is ripe for stealing. And it is more fun stealing this way than clipping the wages of the poorest workers.
GS: 91.85 +1.93 (2.15%) – Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.
Goldman Sachs bottomed out four months ago. This is when they pulled strings in DC to get themselves reclassified so they could steal much more money from the central banks AND the Treasury. This way, they were still able to hand out immense ‘bonuses’ to the lazy band of priests who spend their idle hours, trying to slice off as much wealth as possible from people who do actual, real labor. Hooray for all the ‘We’s want our PRECIOUSSSS….’ Gollums who live on the topmost stories of that ugly tower in New Jersey.
Their stock fell from $230 a share to only $41 a share until the politicians and GS warrior Paulson bailed out this den of selfish, nasty, thieving creatures. Now, it has nearly doubled in value again! Hooray for sneaky, nasty little creeps! I hope they are happy with themselves.
U.S. Stocks Advance as Obama Budget Asks for More Bailout Funds
U.S. stocks rose, recouping yesterday’s losses, after President Barack Obama’s budget proposed as much as $750 billion in new aid for the financial industry.
Citigroup Inc., Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co. gained at least 7 percent. Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. advanced as oil climbed to a one-month high. General Motors Corp. slid 3.5 percent after reporting a $9.6 billion fourth- quarter loss. European stocks climbed for the first time in five days as Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc planned to put assets into a U.K. government insurance program and UBS AG replaced its chief executive officer.
“You’ve got to be glued to your screen, not only to watch prices, but to see what’s coming out of Washington,” said Michael Mullaney, a Boston-based money manager at Fiduciary Trust Co., which oversees $9.5 billion. “Details are starting to flow into the market and that’s what the market needs.”
And in today’s Bloomberg News, we read, the Gollums are not happy, no, they are not happy, Precioussss….they need more wealth. Yesssss! More, more, they need to be bailed out again. Their stocks are shooting up today as everyone anticipates trillions in bail out funds.
Note the interview with a man who is very similar to the idle creatures in Goldman Sachs towers. He not only has to be ‘glued to your screen’ but has to keep an eye on all the army of political operatives in DC who need lots and lots and lots of money so they can run for office while lying about who they really work for: the raging, hungry, needy Gollums in GS Towers all over the planet.
The market is getting the ‘details’ from the foolish bail out plan the Democrats just passed. They were worried that money might flow to Burger King workers who were being exploited and forced to work many more hours per week and not get any compensation. But no, the money will flow to the idle rich who waste their time, glued to screens or on the phone, screaming at politicians, demanding they keep the money flowing mostly to the top of the many GS towers that tower over all of us, milling on the streets below.
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