Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Prisoners pick apples for 20c an hour

No Right Turn does an excellent job of outlining the problems of using prison labour to pick apples because there's a labour 'shortage' (the quote marks are there because if employment conditions weren't so fucking awful then they'd have no problem getting their apples picked).

I want to just point out the media issue. This was the Dom's headline:

Jail lets sex crims out to pick fruit
Because, of course, the main problem with slavery is that we might get sex offender germs on our apples.


  1. Anonymous9:05 pm

    Well,the Dominion Post seldom cut to the chase and this time was no different.
    Because your're lucky enough to be right now tuned into this onto it blog you're herebye reminded that the WORLD'S VERY FIRST SEX OFFENDERS also got given time off to go out and pick fruit, in the garden of Eden. Mind you there were no unions then, only a serpent. Civilisation has advanced even if only a little.

  2. Anonymous1:34 pm

    I presume u know that your blog exposing the rape convictions on Rickards co-accused scum have now vanished off the web......it seems that big brother is, in deed, alive and well and thriving in gods own....sortof makes me want to puke!!!!