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The most common symbol of communism, another being the red star. As the name suggests, the symbol is a hammer, with the handle on the right and the head on the left, heading up at a 45 degree angle, representing the industrial proletariat. Starting at the lower left is the handle of the sickle, which curves to the right and intersects with the handle of the hammer, then curves up and to the left, stopping a little bit to the left of approx. where the handle of the sickle, if it were to be extended in a line, would be. The sickle represents the agricultural laborers; the peasants.
The idea of crossed tools is often connected to unions and organizations which deal with the hard laborers.
It is possible that the Hammer and Sickle design was influenced by the Crook and Flail that Egyptian Pharoahs held, crossed much like the Hammer and Sickle, when depicted on their sarcophagus.
I saw the Hammer and Sickle on that flag, and I instantly knew that the person holding the flag was a communist.
Oilfield equipment, heavy duty steel flexible "hoses" used for high pressure pumping up to 20,000psi, mainly for liquid cement. Also used during well testing to flow oil and gas from a well to a separator. Lengths of chiksan are connected by hammer unions, tightened by belting the nut lugs with a sledge hammer. Oilwell drillers and their roughnecks use chiksans daily and become very adept at connecting them together in often complex circulation manifolds complete with valves, tees, crossovers, straights, swings, swivels, 4 ways...always covererd in grease and grime but ever reliable. Chiksans have been around the oilpatch for ever and are an integral part of any decent rig's equipment.
"Hey hand, slap that chiksan, it ain't got no friends"
A Canadian tyrant; a British Columbia politician who does not know the meaning of fairness; a mean-spirited Liberal leader that wants to dismantle anything public, such as education and health care, so private companies can make a profit which is done at the cost of losing the quality systems that BC is famous for; a man who arbitrarily makes laws to suit the sole needs of his government's agenda and not the people he works for; a leader that uses his legislative hammer to crush organized labour without regard for what is actually fair and reasonable.
1) Q -"John, how come you are making 14.50 an hour when last year you made 17 doing the same work?"
A - "Well, Janet, we took a wage rollback a year after we negotiated a contract with the Campbell government. We also have to work an extra hour, which was not part of the agreement. Must be nice to have the legal right to rip up any contracts you agreed to."
"Dang, John, you've been Campbelled by cuts!"
2) Q - "Jeff, why are you teachers on strike?"
A - "Because we have not had a contract for a year and a half, then the Campbell government imposed a contract on us that we did not agree to. Since we now "had" a contract we were deemed to be striking illegally. The government gave us no pay increase, and no changes to class sizes, among other things. I have 42 students in my PE class, and 35 in my Chem 12 class. How is that fair for student learning conditions? Heck, just give me a lecture hall and a microphone and I'll teach 300 kids - I just hope they don't need help."
"Wow, Jeff, the Liberals say they want the best education system and they appreciate teachers' work. Sounds more like you've been Gordon Campbelled."
"Exactly why we're on strike, and why all the other unions in this province will be on strike."
A city in the north of england, the city's emblem is a pie skewered by a hammer and sickle to a loaf of bread. mainly populated by knuckleheads and lefties. Devastated by the actions of the trade unions in the second part of the 20th century and forever damned to an existence as a home for people with terrible political opinions. People from Preston consume exceptionally large amounts of bread, upwards of a loaf a day to make up for the mush inside their brains from years of being fed far left wing politics and also to soak up the grease from all the pies, gravy and fried food they eat. Another notable feature of Preston as a northern city is that everyone spends all day every day intoxicated on overly brown ale or bitter. Generally one to avoid unless you really need to stop for a wee, but make sure you wash anything of yours that touches anything from Preston.
'He's either a drunken carb loving communist or he's from Preston'