According to a new law in Michigan, the Governor and the State Treasurer can declare any unit of local government in financial emergency, take it over and then disband it. Local voters, democracy, forget it! Government at whim of Governor and State Treasurer. Benton Harbor, Michigan: “A state-appointed emergency financial manager has suspended the decision-making powers of Benton Harbor officials in a move that’s likely the first act of its kind under a new state law.” http://www.thetimesherald.com/article/20110416/NEWS05/110416011/Emergency-chief-takes-action-against-Benton-Harbor
In Brazil the Big Mac attack and the Crave bring on deforestation and slave labor – are you loving it – getting outside the bun – and oops killing the planet and the Amazon?
Deforestation and slave labour still linked to Brazilian cattle industry
14 slaughterhouses in the Brazilian state of Acre. These slaughterhouses are being sued by the public prosecutor for buying cattle from farms who have been fined by the Brazilian Environmental Police for illegal deforestation, and from farmers who are accused of using slave labour. One of the slaughterhouses being sued is JBS – the largest exporter of meat products in the world.
One in four samples bought in supermarkets contained meat with bacteria resistant to at least three drugs against staph infections. If you gotta eat meat – eat organic or cook it until it resembles cardboard…
Multi-Drug Resistant Staph in 1 in 4 Meat Samples
A team of researchers from Arizona bought meat and poultry in five cities across the United States
52 percent of those staph isolates were resistant to at least three antibiotics that are commonly used in both veterinary and human medicine.
That is: Roughly one in four packages of meat and poultry from across the United States contained multidrug resistant staph.
Funny as always; good for Friday on a week that has fried more than one of us!
I have a few things to say. This is Mimi unplugged.Hide your children.
To Elizabeth Taylor:
Thank you for your glamorous and giving ways.
To all the Birthers out there:
I want to see the Ten Commandments written on the original stone tablets too. In triplicate signed by God.Fat chance on both counts.
If Donald Trump had Sarah Palin’s hair, I would vote for him. That is my deep political opinion on the matter.
Shouldn’t have to walk 1,200 miles to get someone to not take their eye off the Gulf and what BP has done to it but in a world of short attention spans and lying oil companies – that is exactly what this woman had to do!
A Year after the Gulf Oil Disaster, a Mom Walks to DC to Fight for Health
On a picture perfect spring day, Cherri Foytlin and an entourage of friends and associates from the Gulf marched across the Memorial Bridge into Washington, completing a 1200 mile journey to raise awareness about the health impacts of the BP oil disaster.
Nice gift to these students. President Obama drops in and stays to talk!
Too common an experience due to HR folks and others who just do not have a clue what the marketplace is really like. I can attest to the truth of the reactions she got, since I got the same ones. Eighteen years as a professional business editor and writer and three books published were worthless, once you had not been hired doing exactly the same thing within 6 months.
Kelly Wiedemer lost her job in the financial sector at the start of the recession almost three years ago. She says the problem now is that she has been out of work for so long, many employers won’t even give her resume a second look. Kelly says the one thing that has changed is that she’s become a lot more politically involved – she’s started writing and she’s determined to speak up on behalf of people who are being ignored because they’ve been out of work. Music: Flint, Sufjan Stevens