Monday, January 27, 2014

Polar Vortex Strikes again: "...snows near the coastal areas of the Carolinas."

Yo' to all my peeps in International Falls, MN...Come check out Bellingham, WA. Yes , you can live next to the 49th  parallel without the -31 F temperatures. 
Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 346 PM EST Mon Jan 27 2014

"Coal port EIS process is set for County Council review this coming Tuesday"

From a David Stallheim FaceBook post (with permission):

"The coal port EIS process is set for County Council review this coming Tuesday. The County appears to forget that the EIS is meant to inform the public and decision-makers, and not the applicant, about the impacts of this project. Ask your County Council for accountability, openness and transparency. Comments attached."

Link to Dave's comments

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Fwd: Today on the WSWS

Least we forget how much our globally financialized world dominates geopolitics...

Global stock sell-off highlights financial parasitism

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fwd: NextGen News: A Week for Heroes

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Fwd: Sightline Daily 1-16-14: Bills for Big Oil

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Fwd: Don't watch it alone!

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Fwd: Infographic: Extending Emergency Unemployment Insurance

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The White House Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Emergency unemployment insurance is a vital economic lifeline for millions of Americans who are looking for work -- and because Republicans in Congress failed to act at the end of 2013, that lifeline was taken away from 1.3 million Americans. Congress can fix this before it affects millions more.
Take a closer look the numbers behind why this matters:

Monday, January 6, 2014

Fwd: SEP Newsletter: The launch of the Obamacare counterrevolution

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The launch of the Obamacare counterrevolution

Kate Randall
3 January 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinist Vote (Part II)

The summary page for "The Boeing Company". Boeing has (at least) ten different business names listed in when you search for the term "Boeing". Together they provide for billions of dollars of federal contracts....
Newspapers are reporting a slim  600 margin "Yes" vote on the latest pension smashing contract offer. There is an excellent interview with IAM 751 Machinist Shannon Ryker here that offers details on how low starting pay is for most machinists at Boeing already. The exiting Boeing CEO looks like a real tool and a well paid one at that [1,2,3,4].

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Boeing Machinists vote(Part I)

In what is shaping up as a keystone vote on local union strength and power, Boeing's machinist union members will vote tomorrow on a contract extension that is being rejected by local leaders but recommended by the national union.  Boeing is threatening to move 777X development to another state if the Machinist union does not comply with this current offer. This struggle has some important edges to it. The local machinist union is rejecting any attempts to sever them from traditional pensions. It is also advising rejection of the latest Boeing offers citing Boeing current economic success and a recent decision by the Boeing to order $10 B in stock buybacks. The IAM local is standing firm on rejection of the current offer; sending a strong message to corporate America.  The New York Times is covering the split between the local and national union representation:

Wealth Inequality in America