TSA: First Do No Harm

By: Monday November 22, 2010 4:20 pm

A few CT machines in a handful of hospitals exposed several hundred patients to an over-dose of radiation over the course of eighteen months.

One malfunctioning scanning machine at one airport will over-dose thousands in the course of one week.

Feeling safe yet?

 

Hyper-Rich GE Holds Workers Hostage for Tax Cuts

By: Saturday November 20, 2010 9:00 am

General Electric didn’t pay US income taxes last year, but it wants Massachusetts taxpayers to pony up $25 million in tax credits or face loss of hundreds of jobs. Another victory for the Corporate Person at the expense of the human person.

Nothing Changes: GE’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt Possible Replacement For Larry Summers

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 6:15 pm

Continuing its practice of appointing to important offices only people who were wrong about everything, the Obama Administration is considering the appointment of Jeffrey Immelt to take Larry Summers’ place.

U.S. High Speed Rail: Does China Get The Nod? Or U.S. Companies?

By: Sunday March 14, 2010 12:30 pm

There are a multitude of reasons NOT to award the Chinese a contract for our new high speed rail. And yes, jingo-istic industrial support is one of them.

Fox Calls MSNBC “Biased” and “Political”

By: Thursday May 22, 2008 2:06 pm

This YouTube is seriously one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen, with the blow-dry circle of Fox and Friends accusing MSNBC of being overly political and biased. O’Really? I always assumed that O’Reilly himself was always in danger of throwing a rod over Olbermann’s taunting, but that the network as a whole took a “good for ratings” attitude about it.

Memo to Prez Candidates: Here’s Something Good You Can Do This New Year

By: Thursday December 27, 2007 10:31 am

Photo credit: WGAE
Members of the Writers Guild of America, East, walk the picket line in New York.

Last year, a group of television workers at WMUR in New Hampshire voted to join a union—Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 1228. But management didn’t want to negotiate a contract with them—and there’s nothing in U.S. labor law that says employers must agree to a contract. So, until this month, the workers had no contract.

Then, one after another, the Democratic presidential candidates started writing letters to WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett urging him to go back to the bargaining table and work out an agreement.

Guess what? He did.

After months of deadlock, the WMUR technicians and drivers now have a contract that includes wage increases ranging from 18 percent to 35 percent and improvements in the pension and vacation benefits.

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