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j26
May 1, 2006, 03:56 AM
Well, it's International Labour Day, so hi all, and enjoy

Here's just a little reminder of part of the reason we celebrate today. These people died in the struggle for an 8 hour working day in Chicago in May 1886.

http://www.chipublib.org/images/disasters/haymarket5.jpg

Remember them when you are lazing about, enjoying the fruits of their sacrifice.

mactastic
May 1, 2006, 09:19 AM
Remember them when you are lazing about, enjoying the fruits of their sacrifice.
I'm working today. :rolleyes:

dmw007
May 1, 2006, 09:24 AM
I'm working today. :rolleyes:

Same here- kinda, I am at college so that counts....right? ;) :)

iGary
May 1, 2006, 09:30 AM
What's an 8-hour day?

dmw007
May 1, 2006, 09:32 AM
What's an 8-hour day?

Good question, few work that long. ;) :)

j26
May 1, 2006, 09:35 AM
What's an 8-hour day?

Used to exist before conservatism won out;)

GilGrissom
May 1, 2006, 09:40 AM
Same here- kinda, I am at college so that counts....right? ;) :)
I'd say so!
I'm not in uni today, but the misses is at work today.

dmw007
May 1, 2006, 09:46 AM
I'd say so!


Thanks for the support Gil_Grissom! :D



I'm not in uni today, but the misses is at work today.


Making her work in your place....how cruel. ;) :)

GilGrissom
May 1, 2006, 09:57 AM
Making her work in your place....how cruel. ;) :)
Hehe! Unfortunately I don't work in a woman's clothes shop! :confused:

My work is shut today, back tomorrow :(

badmofo9000
May 1, 2006, 02:10 PM
Kind of funny how May day is in celebration of a stuggle that took place in Chicago, but the day seems more celebrated outside of the United States. I honestly didn't even know what May Day was until today. I have never had off from work or heard anyone even talk about this day.

njmac
May 1, 2006, 02:42 PM
On my iCal it says bank holiday/May day. Are the banks closed today?

takao
May 1, 2006, 02:50 PM
well i spent my day hanging around relaxing an doing a little bit for university and a small walk in the afternoon

Thomas Veil
May 1, 2006, 02:53 PM
Sunday, April 30th, my co-worker and I were covering a local parade in town. Sunday was Loyalty Day.

I know, I'd never heard of it before either. But it really exists (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loyalty_Day). It's supposed to be a day for reaffirming our loyalty to the United States. I told my boss I thought that was supposed to be the 4th of July. ;) But anyway.

So we're setting up to cover this dumb parade, and as this car approaches, the driver sees our truck and cameras and the flag-decorated parade route, and he pulls over to ask, "What's the parade for?" We explained the Loyalty Day thing, and he said, "Oh. I thought maybe we were celebrating the Communist revolution." :D

j26
May 1, 2006, 03:04 PM
From Wikipedia:
"President Bush )the stupidest, gayest, butt recivingest bitch ever) has attempted to co-opt this day by making it "Patriotism Day"."

Ironic isn't it - the proto-fascist assimilating a socialist/anarchist day.