Saturday Funny: Petition to deny Jeff Bezos spaceflight return to earth

Jeff Bezos (né Jorgensen) — the billionaire with odd-sized eyes, CEO and co-founder of the extremely lucrative Amazon.com, and owner of The Washington Post — recently announced that on July 20, he will travel to space on his company Blue Origin’s first passenger flight. The suborbital flight in the New Shepard will travel to an altitude of more than 340,000 feet. (Fox News)

This is the same billionaire Bezos who:

  • Like other billionaires (George Soros, Michael Bloomberg, Carl Icahn), paid nothing in federal income taxes. ProPublica discovered that in 2011, with a then-net worth of $18 billion, Bezos not only paid no federal income tax, he had the gall to file for and received a $4,000 tax credit for his children, although households with over $100,000 in joint income weren’t eligible to receive the credit. (yahoo!news)
  • Amazon’s obsessive focus on speed comes at a huge cost to its employees, who had to urinate in plastic bottles instead of taking restroom breaks. According to a report from the Strategic Organizing Center, a labor union coalition, Amazon has a much higher warehouse injury rate than its competitors:
    • There were 6.5 injuries per 100 full time employees at U.S. Amazon warehouses in 2020 compared to 4 injuries per 100 employees at all non-Amazon warehouses.
    • The Amazon injury rate was also more than twice as high as Walmart, its largest retail competitor.
    • Amazon workers are injured more frequently than elsewhere in the warehouse sector, they are also injured more severely. Last year, there were 5.9 serious injuries per 100 Amazon warehouse workers that resulted in them missing work completely, nearly 80% higher than the wider warehouse industry.

The above, and more, no doubt prompted Jose Ortiz to create an online petition to deny Bezos’ space flight from returning to Earth.

The “Petition to Not Allow Jeff Bezos Re-Entry to Earth” says:

Jeff Bezos is actually Lex Luthor, disguised as the supposed owner of a super successful online retail store. However, he’s actually an evil overlord hellbent on global domination.

As of the writing of this post, the petition has garnered 17,008 signatures. To sign, go here. LOL

~E

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Gracie Storvika
Gracie Storvika
4 months ago

I know that we are not supposed to “hate” anyone, and let God be the judge of them . . . but Bezos is just one person that I struggle with not hating. He treats the “peons” the very same way that the nobility treated peasants during past centuries in Europe.

 
joandarc
joandarc
4 months ago

Thank you Dr.E for this most interesting post. Bezos will receive justice from Our Lord since it appears that he values money more than lives or people’s health. Frankly, I have no concept how anyone can be worth billions of dollars-just amazing!

 
Calgirl
Calgirl
4 months ago

Even if he doesn’t ever come back from space, his business, like the “business” (anti-American anarchy) of Soros will continue to live beyond him with the same aims and values as the original founder. (And let me be clear, I don’t believe Bezos is anti-American like Soros). These people are like the Chinese Communists—they are on a far-sighted 100-year plan while we are here struggling to deal with them on a short-sighted day-to-day plan. These megolithic businesses/(in reality)political organizations are running the USA now and in time, will be the de facto “government” of the globe….IF they are not stopped by trust-busting law. They did it to “Ma Bell” and the phone industry went to the moon and back with new innovations, cheaper rates (esp. long distance), myriad choices for the consumer–capitalist competition….can’t wait until it happens to, for instance, online platforms..they’ve earned it. Can you imagine any of them exerting their “influence” in Communist China today or in the future…can’t wait to see them TRY and be smacked down for their efforts……even TESLA left China/did not win this war of “free-market” wills. Bozos.

 
Maryaha
Maryaha
4 months ago

Well, I will just say one thing: For all the money Bezos has, he obviously hasn’t been able to purchase good looks.😉

 
Jen
Jen
4 months ago
Reply to  Maryaha

Yes, there are some things money can’t buy 😉

 
Calgirl
Calgirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Maryaha

This comment made my day. ROFLMAO

 
Anonymous
Anonymous
4 months ago

Well, we’ll see. Bezos and his brother (plus a random astronaut) want to crew the first manned flight of this thing without the testing, unmanned flights, etc. that Space-X did to ensure a good outcome.

 
Calgirl
Calgirl
3 months ago

This sentiment made mainline news today.