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mgann-morzz:

McDonald’s worker arrested after telling company president she can’t afford shoes.

"A woman who has been employed by the McDonald’s Corporation for over 10 years says she was arrested last week after she confronted the company president at a meeting and told him she couldn’t afford to buy shoes or food for her children.

Nancy Salgado, 26, told The Real News that she felt like she had to speak out during McDonald’s USA President Jeff Stratton’s speech at the Union League Club of Chicago on Friday for the sake of her children.

“It’s really hard for me to feed my two kids and struggle day to day,” she shouted as Stratton was speaking. “Do you think this is fair, that I have to be making $8.25 when I’ve worked for McDonald’s for ten years?”

“I’ve been there for forty years,” Stratton replied from the podium.

“The thing is that I need a raise. But you’re not helping your employees. How is this possible?” Salgado asked.

At that point, someone approached Salgado and informed her that she was going to be arrested.

She later recalled the encounter to The Real News’ Jessica Desvarieux.

“The strength was very powerful, like, just remembering the face of my kids, like I say, you know, just simple things like I can’t provide a pair of shoes like everybody else does, sometimes every month, or anything like that,” she said. “And he needs to know we are what all the employees at McDonald’s are going through. We’re struggling day to day to provide our needs in our houses, things for our kids. And it’s just–it gets harder and harder with just the poverty wage they have us living in.”

“They just told me, you know, well, you’re being under arrest because you just interrupted, you trespassed the property. You’re just going to go to jail,” Salgado added. “And what I remember just telling them, ‘well, like, so, because I have to speak out my mind and I had to tell the president the poverty wage I’m living in, that’s just against the law?’ You know, just be able to speak up your mind and say, you know what, I can’t survive with $8.25? It’s just — it’s ridiculous that I’m going to get arrested. You know.”

Salgado, who is still working at McDonald’s, said she had her hours cut following the arrest and feared further retaliation.

“The CEOs make millions and billions a year and why can’t they provide enough for their employees?” she wondered.”

I think that this is beyond awful for many reasons. People can’t afford to live off of the wages that they are given currently, and can’t even speak out against it. I know tumblr is great for spreading important news like this, so please help me get the word out to support this woman.

Shameful

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What are you doing there?” Eddie Fisher asked Richard Burton. “What are you doing in my house?”
“What do you think I’m doing?” Burton answered “I’m fucking your wife.

A phone call between Eddie and Richard during the filming of Cleopatra as told by Furious Love by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger. (via willsandcatherine)

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92y:

Wishing a very happy birthday to legendary TV producer Norman Lear, who turns 92 today! (One of our favorite numbers.) The creator of All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, Maude and more will be here on October 14. Come hear from the man who created pop culture history!

92y:

Wishing a very happy birthday to legendary TV producer Norman Lear, who turns 92 today! (One of our favorite numbers.) The creator of All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, Maude and more will be here on October 14. Come hear from the man who created pop culture history!

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theswordskissed asked:

okay so i finally watched the full GoT panel and the questions were so meh, and D&D gave such a silly answer for the omission of Tysha, like "oh it's an adaptation." we all know this, but considering you made Tyrion tell that entire sob story in s1 to up his manpain struggle factor, why not bring it up again? plus no comment on LS or the consensual-sex-turned-rape or anything. i mean the cast was lovely as ever but the interview felt empty of content.

corinnestark answered:

I’m not as upset about the Tysha omission as you, but I was disappointed they completely avoided talking about the Sept scene. I was kind of surprised it didn’t come up in the fan questions. 

I was watching the Penny Dreadful panel and I could have kissed two of the audience members for their questions regarding the depiction of Vanessa’s sexuality and whether it could be construed as it being evil because of the tendency for her to become possessed by a demon. The writer’s response was that it is not his intention to depict sexuality or unlocking an inner demon as a bad thing. Anyway, I was just glad that there were fans that asked questions that I’d want to have answered and that he answered it in a thoughtful way. 

I wish we had the same from the Game of Thrones producers.

brava for PD commentary. I am watching it now on the train home.