CENSORED IN 1989: SOMETHING FOUL IN THE CHICKEN INDUSTRY

CENSORED IN 1989: SOMETHING FOUL IN THE CHICKEN INDUSTRY AND THE USDA The number of cases of salmonella has risen to 2.5 million a year and led to an estimated 500,000 hospitalizations and 9,000 deaths. This national epidemic was caused by a massive leap in consumer demand for the “healthier food” of chicken and by […]

The nuclear bomb coming with your electric bill

Aletho News | February 25, 2010 Obama’s provision of $54 billion in loan guarantees to the nuclear industry will cost Americans much more than the probable 50% default rate that the Congressional Budget Office anticipates. While the federal government will guarantee the profits of investors, rate payers will suffer the inevitable rate hikes. Higher electric […]

Wages, Prices and Profits

(Note: This title is borrowed from Karl Marx, who wrote a brilliant piece of this same title. Likewise for much of the content. I don’t think old Karl would mind. As the postal worker told the poet in the film “Il Postino”: “Poems don’t belong to those who write them; they belong to those who […]

New Loan-Guarantee Bailout for New Nuclear Reactors Puts U.S. Taxpayers at Risk

Department of Energy Hands Over Billions of Dollars to ‘Poster Child for Cost Overruns’ Nuclear Power Industry is Perfect Illustration of Why Taxpayers Are Saying “No More Bailouts!” - Billions for Plant Vogtle Reactors Impossible to Justify in Terms of Rising Financial Risks, Reduced Demand for Power, Cheaper Renewables and Huge Potential of Energy Efficiency […]

And The Answer Is…

I have analogies filling my head.  I am reminded of the frog swimming in the kettle of water on the stove.  He doesn’t notice the water is getting warmer until it is too late.  There are 27 million Americans who are either unemployed or underemployed.  Forty-two percent (42%) of the wealth in this country is […]

The Dark Side Of Dairies: A Broken System That Leaves Workers Invisible-And In Danger

Dairy industry workers face daily dangers from injury and illness on the job.  Seven out of one hundred dairy workers were injured on the job in 2007, which is nearly double the normal injury rate for all private industries. Additionally, dairy workers breathe air laced with bacteria and manure dust, putting them at high risk […]

Democrats pass health care bill in the middle of the night

This is really insane. I cannot believe that we have gotten this far with the propaganda in this country. People, this bill provides no new insurer into the market place, yet forces people to buy insurance. How is this a good thing? The original program was to create a public option that was supposed to […]