Sunday, November 27, 2011
Black Friday Worker Rescued From Canal After Losing Control Of Car Due To Exhaustion
When is our society going to stop this appalling absurdity? I want to assert that everyone who shops on Black Friday is complicit in this sort of thing.
A 36-year-old Target employee drove her car into a 20-foot deep canal after working the night shift on Black Friday.
Florida police said the woman lost control of her vehicle due to exhaustion, reports Miami New Times.
The woman is unable to swim, but managed to call police from her cell phone and explain the situation as she and the car began to sink, notes NBC Miami.
Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy Frank Mayo dove into the canal to save the unidentified woman, reports The Palm Beach Post.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
It's good, isn't it? :-)
In better times, I had a boss who was from Sweden. She told me that money is like manure. If it piles up in one place, it stinks and it doesn't do any good. If you spread it around instead, things grow and the stink goes away.
You can read the whole post right here.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
35th president of US 1961-1963 (1917 - 1963)
Monday, November 21, 2011
-- Patty Murray, Senator from Washington and co-chair of the supercommittee that has been tasked to develop a plan to reduce the U.S. deficit by at least $1.2 trillion
There is one sticking divide. And that's the issue of what I call shared sacrifice ... And that line in the sand, we haven't seen Republicans willing to cross yet.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
-- YDANIS RODRÍGUEZ, New York City Councilman, after his arrest during the NYPD's raid on Occupy Wall Street protestors camp in Zuccotti Park
I went down to the park to observe the situation... Unfortunately, I was assaulted by a police officer.
Is this going to get addressed or not?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
So, China is now the standard we're trying to live up to????
If you look at China, they don't have food stamps.
You can read more about it right here.
Oh, here's a little something extra for you. One reader made this snarky comment:
Chinese don't need food stamps, they are supporting themselves on all those jobs we offshore to them.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
- Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist at Natural Resources Defense Council, co-author of study estimating that deaths and health problems from floods, drought, and other U.S. disasters related to climate change cost an estimated $14 billion over the last decade
When extreme weather hits, we hear about the property damage and insurance costs. The healthcare costs never end up on the tab.
That's a huge amount.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
And here's a comment to the article that I really appreciate:
Unions are largely responsible for the middle class, even if you aren't in one. Unions historically represented workers who individually had no bargaining power, typically people who are easily replaced. Without the power of collective bargaining those workers would never have achieved reasonable wages and benefits.
Even nonunion workers benefit from unions in a couple of ways. First, in industries where workers are known to unionize, employers have an incentive to keep them happy so they won't unionize. Second, higher wages and benefits for one segment of the workforce bleed over into other segments. You and union workers are both part of a larger workforce and what affects one finds ways to affect the other.
Monday, November 07, 2011
Friday, November 04, 2011
They just consider production, not safety. If someone dies, he can be replaced tomorrow.
-- A Zambian Copper Miner as quoted in a new Human Rights Watch report that says Chinese-run copper mines in Zambia are dangerously unsafe and owners routinely flout the rights of workers