'Egypt in America'
On the other hand, some conservatives believe Walker's refusal to budge on the collective bargaining issue has opened the way for counterprotests to support the cuts.
Egypt in America? Well, Jesse Jackson agrees. Just like Cairo; a contest between the culture of surplus and the culture of suffering; between the economic north and the economic south. Hear him in his own words.
Piven may get her wish for "local protests accumulate and spread." The trouble is that they may also draw in counter-protesters from the other side, a development which she somehow left out of the reckoning. Some readers will recall that the Battle of Jutland was initiated by the nearly simultaneous sighting of the neutral Danish steamer NJ Fjord by scouting forces of the German High Seas Fleet and the British Grand Fleet, both out of sight of each other. But as the scouts of each side drew near the NJ Fjord, their mutual presence became disclosed. And then, like a light line pulling in successively heavier cables, the gray warships pulled in after them the dreadnoughts of the fleet. Jutland was begun.
At 14:20 on 31 May, despite heavy haze and scuds of fog giving poor visibility, scouts from Beatty's force reported enemy ships to the southeast; the British light units, investigating a neutral Danish steamer (N J Fjord), which was stopped between the two fleets, had found two German destroyers engaged in the same mission (B109 and B110). The first shots of the battle were fired at 14:28 when HMS Galatea and Phaeton of the British 1st Light Cruiser Squadron opened on the German destroyers, which withdrew toward their own approaching light cruisers. At 14:36, the Germans scored the first hit of the battle when SMS Elbing, of Rear-Admiral Friedrich Bödicker's Scouting Group II, hit her British counterpart Galatea at extreme range.
As the battle grew into monstrous intensity the cruisers passed a sailing ship, unable to make much way in the light winds. "5.10. Destroyer Hardy screening Shannon proceeded to investigate a Norwegian Barque, she was ordered by signal to keep on her course (1710). Time did not permit of investigation. 5.20. Passed Norwegian Barque Candace about five cables on starboard beam steering N.N.W. " The Candace, “a silent ship with a pyramid of white canvas, serene, peaceful and quiet, … a large barque lying almost becalmed, but moving gently through the water, rippling with the light breeze, her canvas only half filled," was the unwilling witness to a clash of dreadnoughts which happened that day because the stars were right.
But Wisconsin is neither in Egypt nor the North Sea, and since history never repeats itself, but merely rhymes, what happens next is anybody's guess.
What does that translate to? “If you’re going to take away bargaining rights, you leave them with what?”
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