Back before we left for this trip, I ordered a book via Amazon.com on a Friday, and found it on our door step Saturday morning. I have read the tales of beleaguered Amazon employees who are monitored all day long via tracking devices, and probably fired if they don’t measure up. A strike would be a good thing, set the company back on its heels, force it to be more humane. However, the only thing I have read is that Amazon employees (maybe a thousand) planned to walk off the job in protest to inaction on climate change. I’ll bet that story died in its cradle.
If it really happened (I have not checked), how much would anyone want to bet that they would be paid to do that stunt? Such coordinated mass action among people with barely time given them to have a smoke is highly illogical.
Anyway, as I opened the package I thought, you know, I could have waited a week, ten days, whatever, for it. There is no big rush. Why stress some tired wretch working a graveyard shift to get me my book, and get it to me now!!! It would be nice if Amazon had two supply lines, one for regular patient people, and another for millenniums who can’t wait a day or two for their hats and t-shirts and gadgets. (Lord knows they are not buying books.)
I now read where Amazon has pledged to purchase and put into service 100,000 electric delivery vehicles. Maybe I am a moron, maybe I have missed the essential underlying economics behind electric vehicles, but I must ask, where is Amazon going to get its electricity? From the moon? Are employees now going to be forced to run on treadmill generators?
Electricity comes from several primary sources, most notably coal, oil, (increasingly) natural gas, hydroelectric and nuclear (I do not grasp that technology and am aware of the idea that those plants are merely storage depots for excess supply off the grid). Way down the list are things like whirlybird killers, big shiny cowboy belt buckles, and oh yeah, solar panels,
Amazon is paying homage to the gods of climate change. It is a sad thing to watch, but then, I don’t regard Amazon as a natural phenomenon anyway. If I have taken anything to the bank from MMG, it is that people like Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerman, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and others are actors, not entrepreneurs. Given a script, they will recite their lines. If they are told to go along with the climate change hoax, they will do so.
By the way, Miles Mathis too is back on the job, and I wonder when he will address a current hoax, climate change. To my knowledge, this world-class scientist has not addressed the issue. Bring me up to speed if I am wring.
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My guess, it makes no difference, how long it takes to deliver stuff, the work is the same. Storage space is spared, by getting the goods out ASAP. Car factories do that too, just in time principle. Of course it serves the agenda, to reshape society and economy, nullifying the advantage of retail, the instant access.
Miles M is busy playing golf, he discovered a conspiracy related. And his internet has been tampered, he could not post. (sic)
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Don’t beleve every thing you see, hear, smell, taste, or feel.
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If you are referring to the Amazon golf cart story, I have no ability to discern by hard evidence whether it is real or fake, and therefore go for fake as default.
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…yes, the golf cart story.
And that should be “believe”, ***but now I am just the spelling police over myself.
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“where is Amazon going to get its electricity?” Electric car charging stations. Amazon may start propping up more physical stores in towns complete with staff, warehouse, delivery drones, electric cars, and charging stations on site.
I meant in the larger sense … electricity comes from oil, gas, etc., so that switching from other fuels to electric vehicles does not solve the CO2 “problem”. That part is just politics.
In response to the notion that Amazon delivery speed does not matter. If a piece of equipment breaks down, often, Amazon is the only viable option to get the part needed in short order to get the equipment back up and running ASAP. Many, who are not a part of the productive class who have taken the responsibility to design, engineer, build and repair everything in America, would not understand. The majority in America, buy a house built by others with money made from doing unproductive work or jump in their cars to travel the roads and cross the bridges or walk onto planes to fly domestic or international, never considering all of the people who have labored and continue to labor 24/7/365 to build and maintain those systems. The Amazon delivery system has become an important part of keeping those infrastructure systems running and each employee of Amazon should at least be proud to be an integral part of the productive class, the pay and benefits (or lack thereof) notwithstanding. Yes, many things ordered online would not need to be delivered within 1 or 2 days, though many other things, such as replacement parts, help to keep the boat afloat! Now if we only get Amazon to take over “filling potholes” we’d be set!