June 11, 2014

SEIU steals personal information [Darleen Click]

When I got the letter from the SEIU yesterday – the one with a “sign up and let us be your union rep!” card inside – I looked at the envelope again. Yep, my name (correctly spelled) and my home address.

Huh?

I don’t get any important stuff, including anything from my employer, at my home address. Oh, my employer has my residence address, but I have also listed a PO box I’ve had for years as my mailing address.

Now it appears the SEIU has my home address, plus my phone number and all my emergency contact information. Maybe even stuff like my date of birth and social security number. Maybe even banking information since I have direct deposit.

Because they got a sympathetic employee within our payroll department to pass them confidential information on over 11,000 employees.

Ratbastards.

Posted by Darleen @ 7:57pm
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  1. So, you gonna do anything about it with your employer? I’d be threatening a privacy act lawsuit.

  2. Looks like my lame union, thusly threatened, is filing a lawsuit this week. If they don’t get any results, I’m going to be visiting the Board of Supervisors and make myself VERY clear on what I expect.

  3. unions are like wild untamed nondomesticated dingos when you throw a piece of rotted wormy roadkill kangaroo in their midst

    it’s never pretty

  4. Y’know that SEIU is a bunch of Bolshevik muthafucahs, so, like, not good. Not good at all.

  5. - In Cal whatever happens in connection with Union thuggery/criminal acts Darleen you can thank moonbeam.

    - Now of course, with the State on the brink of insolvency he’s whining about over spending Democrats.

    - He’d blame the GOP, but there’s not enough Republicans in Sacramento to hold a basketball game, let alone pass any legislation.

  6. Is it just me or have Glenn Beck’s hour-long happy-talk monologues been exceptionally depressing of late?

    He sounds like a man who realizes that the Republic’s propellers have cleared the water’s surface, the deck is near vertical, and all that’s left is for the ship to snap in two and sink into the depths, not to be seen again for another three-quarters of a century.

    So he’s suggesting that we climb over the railing and stand on the outside for the nonce, because that’s the highest part of the ship, and wouldja look at those stars!

    Just stick a knife in us and be done with it.

  7. - On another front, the media, all of it not just the Lefties, is trying it’s level best to downplay and deny that Cantor’s ass kicking had anything to do with amnesty, because every fucking one of them knows that was exactly the main reason.

  8. Just stick a knife in us and be done with it.

    - I’m prepared to be pleasantly surprised in the next few years as we watch the results of the anti-Progressive backlash shit storm unfold.

    - This thing that’s developing on the border is going to be part of the catalyst. When a party starts openly using kids to try to save their own asses you know the end is near.

  9. You know they got a rat bastard in payroll or you suspect they got a rat bastard in payroll?

    Because it seems to me a criminal investigation is in order here, not just a civil suit.

  10. - I was also prepared to say not a chance in hell to this situation, and then I remembered IWonPenPhone is a real buckaroo when it comes to drones, so I guess its possible.

    - I would guess they’ll blame it all on Bush anyway.

  11. For both parties, the end is near.

    If what I hear about Cochrane calling Mcwassisname “extremist” for wanting to balance the budget, and McConnell armtwisting* his caucus to raise $800k to keep the out of touch old codger in the Senate is true.

    *in fairness, how much armtwisting was really needed?

  12. Ernst

    I only found out about the leak late this afternoon. I have no idea yet whether a criminal investigation is underway.

    I’ll dig more on Monday (I’m taking a couple of vacation days hubby and I watch grandkiddies so #1 daughter & SIL can have a weekend in Vegas alone)

  13. The fundraiser—a last dash from the GOP establishment and McConnell, who is “all in” to save Cochran from his conservative primary challenger, state Sen. Chris McDaniel—occurred just hours before conservative Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary for his Virginia House seat, delivering the biggest-ever blow the Tea Party has delivered to a sitting GOP incumbent.

    Senators who gathered to offer financial support for Cochran included Cochran’s Mississippi colleague Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bob Corker (R-TN), Susan Collins (R-ME), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Dean Heller (R-NV), Richard Shelby (R-AL), and McConnell (R-KY).

    white people suck ass

  14. white people suck ass

    - The version of “tea party” that the GOP tries to hype has nothing to do with the grassroots affiliations, and the “Tea party”, neither version, backed Brat at all. They are jumping on the bandwagon after the fact. Pissed off voters in general kicked Cantors ass, and amnesty was one of the main reasons.

  15. Taking the grandkids so mom and dad can have a weekend alone? You must want more grandkids.

  16. With 51 million on food stamps, and another 59 million having left the work force entirely, millions more immigrants flooding across the border is just what we need.

    - At some point people are going to start fighting back against the latest Leftist caused invasion, (in the Southern hemispheric countries Bumblefucks speeches are being hailed in the press as full fledged amnesty, so naturally people are flocking here, particularly using their own kids as pawns. Real class people, just the sort we should welcome with open arms yellow rodent) and it won’t be pretty.

  17. I’m sure a lot of those pissed-off VA-7 voters think of themselves as tea party types.

  18. - More proof as if anymore was needed that Progressivism is a mental disease.

    - Gee, I wonder if the Lefties in VA were surprised that Cantor lost. *snort*

    - What a bunch of total assholes.

  19. I imagine they were surprised, since that had to be a staged spontaneous protest.

  20. - It just goes to show you how much of their fake staged agitprop is knee jerk bullshit. Wonder how much the local thugs got payed to show up.

  21. I dunno. What’s the going rate for day laborers hanging out in the Home Depot parking lot?

    In the room of downcast Cantor supporters, a new energy suddenly erupted — but not the kind they wanted election night. A group of immigration activists stormed the ballroom, screaming and waving a flag. “What do we want? Immigration reform! When do we want it? Now!”

    A few Cantor supporters tried to block their entrance into the ballroom, and pushing and shoving ensued. And before they reached the microphone, one Cantor supporter threw his glass of wine onto a female protestor. She swore at him in return.

    A hotel employee took the microphone Cantor had used and told the protestors in Spanish that the police were on their way.

    Upon their arrival, police told the protestors that they would be arrested if they did not immediately leave.

    Another Spanish-speaking man who was with the protestors told them that they had made their point and should follow the police’s directions and leave.

    (ht newrouter)

  22. I’m prepared to be pleasantly surprised in the next few years as we watch the results of the anti-Progressive backlash shit storm unfold.

    What form will this backlash take? Will we get enough conservatives voted into DC that we reverse the current trends?

    Will this critical mass be achieved before the dollar collapses? If so, will it be in time to stop the dollar from collapsing?

    Will we sue their pants off or is the system already so rigged that there is no legal recourse for us?

    Will we stop the IRS, EPA, BLM, DOE, and other armed agencies from being deployed well in advance of an armed insurrection or do they already have us surrounded, out-armed, and outmaneuvered?

    If it does come to blows — if shots are fired — are our most immediate bedfellows like that execrable couple that shot up Vegas a few days ago?

    Or will we be treated to Yet Another Iteration Of The French Revolution? If not, what stops us from devolving into Teh Terror? No, “we’re Americans and it’s in our DNA” isn’t good enough. Look at what anti-American shit we’ve put up with so far. Might I remind you that Kentucky and South Carolina and Utah all re-elected their Establicans? Might I also remind you that the Left has exactly NO compunction about gleefully picking up arms themselves and herding us into a Godforsaken spot between Wendover and the Great Salt Lake?

    Backlash my fat, pasty-white ass — there’s no straw to break the camel’s back because the camel is dead and lying on its side. Been there since Clinton, if not earlier.

  23. We’ve been here before.

    The problem this time is that we don’t have a Reagan who’s been oposing the new-class/gentry-class/elite program the entire time that they’ve been running the country off the rails.

    Personally, I think that’s by design.

    What we do have is a fair number of potential Reagans, including one we just added last night. So the question is, which one of them will step accept that cross?

  24. - I’m fairly cynical on most political topics, but as far as the future of America, I do not share your cynicism di.

    - You are forgetting, or under-stating, whichever, the silent majority, whom by their very nature do not do “activism”, make a lot of noise, and the rest of the apparatchik bullshit the Left so loves to employ.

    - Push that silent majority too far and you will suffer the consequences eventually.

    - You and the Left don’t think they exist because they’re quiet.

  25. Michael Sneed, Sun-Times gossip columnist:

    ****The Carter file . . .

    Random thoughts and observations: The appearance of former President Jimmy Carter — ostensibly the nation’s greatest former president for his humanitarian work with the Carter Center — at the Publicity Club of Chicago gala last week turned out to be a Chicago love fest.

    Greeted by cheers and a standing ovation, Carter was in town to honor two PR titans, Rick Jasculca and Jim Terman, whom he called “members of my extended family.”

    Our former president may be approaching 90, but frail he is not.

    Vital and electric while charting his course to help the helpless, Carter, who has written 28 books, told the audience, “Next month I will be married to the same wonderful woman for 68 years.”

    [...]

    “He brought a real moral and ethical quality to everything. He created the U.S. Departments of Energy and Education and is the guy who is the only one to have developed an accord between Israel and an Arab country. Now he travels the world dealing with human rights, especially for women and girls sold into slavery; ensuring democratic elections; and neglected tropical diseases.”****

  26. Di wrote:

    Will we stop the IRS, EPA, BLM, DOE, and other armed agencies from being deployed well in advance of an armed insurrection or do they already have us surrounded, out-armed, and outmaneuvered?

    Those departments and agencies of the national government have, in essence, placed Standing Armies among us. They are Quartered among us – although this time in their own houses.

    See: Standing Armies And Their Quartering In 2014

  27. Just following their leader’s lead.

  28. - You are forgetting, or under-stating, whichever, the silent majority, whom by their very nature do not do “activism”, make a lot of noise, and the rest of the apparatchik bullshit the Left so loves to employ.

    - Push that silent majority too far and you will suffer the consequences eventually.

    - You and the Left don’t think they exist because they’re quiet.

    That silent majority? Not quiet. Spent. And our successors? Bought, CHANGEd, “Politically Corrected”.

    America’s once-proud metal is now rusted and weak. We’ve been overcome by time and disinterest. What’s ahead? A nice, one-World, UN-managed entity whose citizens are micro-managed to an extent we can only imagine; from birth (controlled) to death. Ecologically balanced to a maximum of 2 Bn World Citizens, because that’s the number of humans SCIENCE! has decided is optimal.

    It’ll be Utopia, don’tcha know.

  29. On the plus side: legal – hell, mandatory – Soma.

  30. Longer version of that Dangerous Pencil Twirling story here.

  31. Maybe one of you guys with scuba gear and/or a built-up immunity to the Progressive Swamp can check this out. Apparently, Brat likes himself some Objectivism, at least with regards to the moral superiority of the free market. This of course leads to a predictably calm and restrained response on the Left.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/dave-brat-bbt-moral-foundations-of-capitalism

  32. Screw TPM.

    FAN OF AYN RAND

    Brat teaches a class on Rand’s thinking underwritten by Rand admirer and former banking chief executive John Allison, who is promoting the class to counter what he sees as anti-capitalist thinking at U.S. institutions. The program, known as “The Moral Foundations of Capitalism,” is intended to further the ideas Rand outlined in her novel, “Atlas Shrugged.” Brat has reportedly said he is not a “Randian” but appreciates the case she makes for freedom and free markets.

  33. - She never had to make a case. Incentivism is the only time tried and successful way to get human beings off their asses and producing.

    - But it acknowledges that you can’t really control people over the long haul, and that infuriates anal retentive Progs who will go to their graves trying to push a rope.

    - Morons.

  34. Good on Brat for pushing back against the ignorant notion that markets are immoral.

  35. Push that silent majority too far and you will suffer the consequences eventually.

    I was asking you to specify what those consequences might be, not whether they’d happen. I also cited some examples of where The Usual Consequences have been pulled off the table or at least weakened considerably.

    Also, America’s future can be awful in the near future but better in the far-off. I maintain that there’s too much momentum behind the corruption and too much rot in the system to resist near-future collapse.

    It would also be a bad thing for us if we were to pull this thing out of its dive at the last second. America need to be thumped hard if we’re to get our sinew back. Too many generations have had it too good and we’ve lost bone and muscle mass.

  36. Brat will have an ally in Deirdre McCloskey on that score.

  37. But it acknowledges that you can’t really control people over the long haul

    Most people throughout history have lived under tyrannical rule and borne it without imagining that their lives could be different. The Chinese have been controlled and herded and homogenized for millennia and they’re fully adapted to it. It’s Marxoid thinking that proposes that oppression eventually results in rebellion — but they’re wrong. It almost never does. The human mind adapts all too well to external control.

    We’ve inherited ideas that are unique in human history — government by the consent of the governed, natural rights, individual autonomy, pursuit of one’s dreams and ambitions, rule of law (sans corruption), equality before the law (rejection of castes and classes).

    Once that’s lost (and it’s being lost) we revert to mankind’s default state: the strong rule the weak according to their desires and the weak adapt to that captivity. The Enlightenment ideals will persist only if we preserve them somewhere, and our own memories are not enough.

    Like Glenn Beck says, turn your kids into the clay pots that held the Dead Sea Scrolls in their cool, dry caves for millennia. Just as the rediscovery of ancient Greek texts spurred the European Renaissance, the Enlightenment ideals will need to find a place to hunker down until the storm passes and humanity is again ready for them.

    Whenever that is. As Reagan said, the generation that loses liberty will not live to see its restoration. We’re the generation that frittered it away; we will never see its like in our lifetimes.

  38. *** Exod 32 [KJV], 27: And he said unto them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.

    28: And the children of Levi did according to the word of Moses: and there fell of the people that day about three thousand men. ***

    Niccolo Machiavelli, we are told, took a strenuous note of this passage. For him, this is the business of politics, this slaying of one’s fellows as means to enforce an order. A species of “Got a different idea? Then die pitilessly, thou heretical-revolutionary. The rest of you, just watch and learn.”

  39. The Enlightenment ideals will persist only if we preserve them somewhere, and our own memories are not enough.

    I have some optimism that there are areas that would survive such a collapse. Texas, with its oil and cattle, perhaps. Or maybe North Dakota, which has oil, and wheat, and nukes, and a mostly-functioning neighbor to the north. I understand and agree that any collapse will cause a reversion to Heinlein’s “bad luck,” where the strong rule the weak. My hope springs from the belief that there are parts of the Republic that will remain strong enough to protect their lands and people, while also remaining Enlightened enough to maintain things like the rule of law and the consent of the governed.

    That being said, I fully expect such areas to be the exception to what would be a very ugly norm.

  40. Enlightenment ideals (or mere ideas) don’t need a place to hide, insofar as practically nobody bothers to seriously read and struggle with Immanuel Kant nowadays, so all that old business is sufficiently well obscured whether it would want to be or not. It’s actually hard to imagine that humanity in any meaningful sense was ever ready for that goofy trek.

  41. Geez, Di, you’re sounding as pessimistic as I.

  42. In the event of collapse, civilization will be spotty, but I think the civilized will try to maintain prior boundaries and constitutions as best they can. Dystopiae in which all bets are off because the capital city goes dark give too much credit to the top-down model of government.

    Borders and rules depend far more on the support (opposite of top-down, heh) of the hoi polloi than their “betters” have ever liked to believe.

  43. Borders and rules depend far more on the support (opposite of top-down, heh) of the hoi polloi than their “betters” have ever liked to believe.

    - They are whistling past the graveyard, and in their black little hearts they full well know it. They are totally dependent on how readily the paid help will fire on their fellow grunts, which is generally found in history to be not for very long.

    - The well off are lambs for the slaughter very soon in a collapse. Would much rather be a free man with survivor ability under those conditions. Gold doesn’t mean shit when you have to forage for food.

  44. “Gold doesn’t mean shit when you have to forage for food.”

    In Putney Swope this was expressed in the “Whirl-away Fan” commercial as “And remember: You can’t eat an air conditioner.”

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