Long-time readers of my blog and friends of Team Actor212 know I’m in the tank for Apple products. By my count, I’ve either purchased for myself or as gifts about two dozen Apple products over the years. Without getting into a Windows v. Mac debate here, I find Apple’s technology and ease of use, combined [...]
This is good news. Keep in mind that the real rate of unemployment in these areas is the Fed U-6 level plus the long-term unemployed who want to work and have been out of work for 12 months or more (no longer counted by the Feds). See Shadow Government Statistics
Metropolitan Area [...]
Neal Stephenson is what most bloggers would wish to be, able to describe the shape that people want of things to come. His Snow Crash divined the natural result of computers, aging, inter-networking, combined with a decaying post-industrial and service economy. People would root themselves in imaginative virtual worlds, and seek to hit human nerves [...]
This is fucking outrageous (And yes New Jersey Catholic High School, you can go fuck yourself).
They were not thinking of him as a human being
CHICAGO — By the time Carlos Centeno arrived at the Loyola University Hospital Burn Center, more than 98 minutes had elapsed since his head, torso, arms and legs had [...]
An Omaha, NE Wendy’s franchise is cutting all non-management employee hrs to part-time to avoid Obamacare (but don’t worry — management will keep their health benefits).
The problem, it turns out, isn’t that there aren’t enough workers with the skills that available manufacturing jobs require. There are plenty of such workers. The problem is that there are too few employers who are willing to pay for those skill sets, as Adam Davidson lays out for us in the New York Times:
So an iconic snack food company goes out of business and blames the employees who helped make it profitable for over 80 years. Naturally, the right-wing pundits join in — when a company goes under, it’s always the fault of those greedy workers who refused to agree that their wages should be cut to save [...]
Mail & Guardian, Faranaaz Parker, October 11
Economists are pessimistic about the long-term impacts of the contagion of strikes that has seized the country these past few weeks. The rand dropped to a three-and-a-half-year low on Monday but on Wednesday, senior government officials gave mixed signals regarding the effect of the strike on the economy.
Eugene V. Debs organized and lead strikes, ran for president, educated the masses, and lived a life consistent with his socialist and religious beliefs. As we honor labor today, it’s worth reviewing some of Deb’s speeches and writing. He was imprisoned for speaking out against World War I his speech at Canton, Ohio in [...]
That’s the phrase that leaps to mind when I read about Goldman Sachs’ latest attempt to rehabilitate its image:
New York City, embracing an experimental mechanism for financing social services that has excited and worried government reformers around the world, will allow Goldman Sachs to invest nearly $10 million in a jail program, with the [...]
I’m glad Obama at least made a passing reference to the status of undocumented immigrants last week.
If, like me, you missed the news, President Obama has ordered the DHS to stop deporting young undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children. You have to be under 30 without a criminal record, brought here before [...]
On the face of it, this seems like a particularly silly story, unless you’re the parent or friend of one of the dead girls:
Time travel TV series have come under fire since two schoolgirls in East China’s Fujian province killed themselves on Thursday after leaving notes saying the suicides could help them travel back [...]
Meet Richard Florida (pronounced “Flo-rid-DUH,” unlike the hip hop artist).
Even with the president’s approval rating showing signs of life and the Republicans busily bashing themselves over the head ”” ”œone is a practicing polygamist and he’s not even the Mormon,” retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently quipped about her party’s two frontrunners [...]
So, I’m led to understand that last night, one group of talentless millionaires defeated another group of even less-talented millionaires, thus earning hundreds of millions of dollars for a cartel of socialist-billionaires. Even deeper irony is that the entire nation stopped for four hours (or more) to watch this spectacle, which included [...]