Day 58 – The weather today was just perfect, I am sure all were very thankful for this. Having great weather means everyone drives by the picket line to see how things are going. Just wave to anyone who smiles – a sure sign they are on your side. Someone saw an elected official driving by and checking out the neighborhood. Thank you. Hope more stop by.
The new security guards seem professional, nice and polite, nothing like the old security team. However they wear a black shirt with an emblem on a patch on the jacket’s sleeve and/or the shirt’s breast pocket. Someone on the line felt intimidated by the black shirt and emblem, so I did a little research to see why they felt that way and this is what I found for the meaning of ‘SS‘.
An important tool of Nazi terror was the Protective Squad (Schutzstaffel), or SS, which began as a special guard for Adolf Hitler and other party leaders. The black-shirted SS members formed a smaller, elite group whose members also served as auxiliary policemen and, later, as concentration camp guards.
Check out the photos below of the original logo and what the security team is wearing and then tell us what you think. This could just be a coincidence but some think it is just another intimidation technique, just like the bright lights and the security guy with the German Shepard.
Speaking of the security team, one of them objected to me taking their picture and voiced their objection to the police.
Let’s just set the record straight, if you are on a public street your photo can be taken, Here is a nice article for you to read with plenty of links about it.
If you can see it, you can shoot it
Let’s get the easy stuff out of the way. Aside from sensitive government buildings (e.g., military bases), if you’re on public property you can photograph anything you like, including private property. There are some limits — using a zoom lens to shoot someone who has a reasonable expectation of privacy isn’t covered — but no one can come charging out of a business and tell you not to take photos of the building, period.
The nursing home and anyone that works for them is NOT allowed to take any video because of an NLRB ruling, this does NOT mean that I cannot take pictures of them, nor does it mean the union cannot take pictures of them. The NLRB ruling is against the nursing home and not the union.
Once again the residents inside are coming to the window and talking to the striking members, they keep asking for them and when they are coming back.
This afternoon someone inside threw a latex glove filled with water at the striking workers, it didn’t hit anyone but this just goes to show that everyone inside is not as perfect as they are portrayed to be.
Other then this one incident today was a very nice and quiet day. Tomorrow is expected to be even better weather wise. Everyone is still just hoping this will be over soon, but it take negotiation. Helen can you at least go to negotiations and get started at resolving this? It is a simple matter to get this done, negotiate a fair contract and let everyone get on with their lives.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!