Get it

The dream is not to become upper-middle-class, with its different food, family, and friendship patterns; the dream is to live in your own class milieu, where you feel comfortable — just with more money.

  • Understand That Working Class Means Middle Class, Not Poor
  • Understand Working-Class Resentment of the Poor
  • Understand How Class Divisions Have Translated into Geography
  • If You Want to Connect with White Working-Class Voters, Place Economics at the Center
  • Avoid the Temptation to Write Off Blue-Collar Resentment as Racism

What So Many People Don’t Get About the U.S. Working Class, Joan C. Williams, Harvard Business Review, Nov 2016.

(via Dave Pell: What the Hell Just Happened?)

Update: Read also Mike Konczal, Learning From Trump in Retrospect

No sanction, no assistance

…the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance requires only that they who live under its protection should demean themselves as good citizens, in giving it on all occasions their effectual support.
(…) May the Children of the Stock of Abraham, who dwell in this land, continue to merit and enjoy the good will of the other Inhabitants; while every one shall sit in safety under his own vine and figtree, and there shall be none to make him afraid. May the father of all mercies scatter light and not darkness in our paths, and make us all in our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy

From George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, 18 August 1790
Moses Seixas to George Washington, August 17, 1790 From George Washington to the Hebrew Congregation in Newport, Rhode Island, 18 August 1790

Details here. Additional background there: Haven – From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America, an exhibition at the Library of Congress and permanent exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

Safety… Third

That guy is Mike Rowe. He says it even better in his reply to Industrial Safety and Hygiene News: ‘Dirty Jobs’ guy says Safety Third is “a conversation worth having”.
More from wher this came from at Defenitively not the motto of this famous youtube guy.

I found this while investigating the meaning of the sticker this other guy (his website) had on his workbench.

French Guys, you better check zis:

Depuis le 1er mars 1994, l’article 223-1 du Code pénal prévoit que : « Le fait d’exposer directement autrui à un risque immédiat de mort ou de blessures de nature à entraîner une mutilation ou une infirmité permanente par la violation manifestement délibérée d’une obligation particulière de sécurité ou de prudence imposée par la loi ou le règlement est puni d’un an d’emprisonnement et de 15000 euros d’amende. »