9 Horrifying Workplace Conditions You Won't Believe Are in the United States Amazon.com Warehouse Workers in Stifling Heat Face Painful Static Shocks Daily We all think of Amazon.com as the friendly Web store where we buy books, 3 Wolf Moon T-shirts, and more. It turns out, every time you click BUY, you are unleashing a torrent of pain on their warehouse workers. In a scathing report from investigative magazine Mother Jones, an undercover warehouse worker at a company that ships for Amazon was forced to work 12 hour days, sometimes in 100+ degree heat. In addition, she had to constantly run from shelving unit to shelving unit, bending, squatting, and craning to reach items – workers were penalized if they didn't make unrealistic goals per shift.
Elite Intrigues: It’s Not About Sex, Stupid! Introduction: The headline stories claim that CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA because of an adulterous relation with his young biographer and that General John Allen, Supreme Commander of US troops in Afghanistan, was under investigation and his promotion to top commander of US troops in Europe was on hold, because, we are told, of his ‘inappropriate’ comments in the exchange of e-mails with a civilian female friend. We are told that a ‘hard-charging’ local FBI agent, Frederick Humphries, Jr., had uncovered amorous e-mails sent by General Petraeus to his girlfriend-biographer in the course of investigating a complaint of ‘cyber-stalking’. Out of concern that the General’s ‘adulterous behavior’ posed a risk to US national security, Florida-based FBI Agent Humphries handed the evidence over to one of Washington, DC’s most powerful Republican, Congressman Eric Cantor, who in turn passed them on to the Director of the FBI… leading to Petraeus resignation. 1.
Why I Don’t Believe Randers’ Limits to Growth Forecast to 2052 Jorgen Randers published a book in 2012 called 2052: A Global Forecast for the Next 40 Years. A note on the front says, “A report to the Club of Rome, Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of The Limits to Growth.” If we compare the new book to the book from 40 years ago, we see some surprising differences. In 1972, the analysis suggested that serious resource depletion issues would occur about now–the first part of the 21st century.
Weblog and Essays It's Time to Ditch the Consumer Price Index (CPI) April 17, 2014 So why does the government maintain such a transparently inaccurate and misleading metric? For three reasons. That the official rate of inflation doesn't reflect reality is obvious to anyone paying college tuition and healthcare out of pocket.
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN) News & Events September 10th, 2013 RIHN Annual Report, 2012 (English and Japanese Version: PDF) This report describes activities of RIHN and its reserchers by fiscal year. August 7th, 2013 Interview with Osama bin Laden. Denies his Involvement in 9/11 Global Research Editor’s Note We bring to the attention of our readers the following text of Osama bin Laden’s interview with Ummat, a Pakistani daily, published in Karachi on September 28, 2001. It was translated into English by the BBC World Monitoring Service and made public on September 29, 2001. The authenticity of this interview remains to be confirmed. It is available in recognized electronic news archives including the BBC. Its authenticity has not been questioned.
Doomstead Diner Off the keyboard of Gail Tverberg Follow us on Twitter @doomstead666 Friend us on Facebook Published on Our Finite World on August 26, 2015 Discuss this article at the Economics Table inside the Diner Both the stock market and oil prices have been plunging. Chinese environment official challenged to swim in polluted river A journalist takes a sample of the red polluted water in the Jianhe River in Luoyang, Henan province in December 2011. The sources of the pollution are two illegal chemical plants discharging their production waste water into the rain sewer pipes. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters Widespread outrage against China's environmental issues that began when Beijing's air pollution hit record levels last month has spread to encompass another major public health threat: water pollution. Last week, an eyeglass-retailer executive from Rui'an City, coastal Zhejiang province, offered the city's environmental protection chief Bao Zhenming more than £20,000 to take a 20-minute dip in a highly polluted local river. The entrepreneur, Jin Zengmin, posted the dare to his microblog beneath pictures showing the waterway overflowing with discarded aluminum cans, polystyrene boxes and paper lanterns.
Episode 242 – The Meaning of 9/11 Truth Podcast: Play in new window | Download We’ve covered the who/what/where/when/why of 9/11 on this podcast in the past, but in this 9/11 11th anniversary episode of the podcast we ask: what is the meaning of 9/11 truth? What do we know? What don’t we know? Polluted river not my responsibility, says Chinese official after 'reward offer' A senior environment official of a town in eastern China said his bureau was "not responsible" for a polluted river after he was challenged to swim in the water for 200,000 yuan. Bao Zhenming, the environmental protection bureau chief of Ruian, in coastal Zhejiang province, was offered the reward (HK$246,000) by an entrepreneur who wanted to bring attention to waste-dumping in the river. The responsibility does not lie with us, but we will pay attention to it