Know your enemyoppressorsjob-creatorsoverlordsMOTUlucky sperm clubvampire squidone-percent. I suppose it's important in a sense, but not really the point, is it? [UPDATE: Oh CRAP! I forgot to h/t the Red Queen! Hope she ain't pissed!] Read below the fold...
The Occupy Wall Street protests are spreading across the country, and they have arrived in Minnesota. I've collected tweets and images from the first hours of the protest and embedded them below. There is also live, streaming video of the OccupyMN protest. Will you be joining
There are some variations in the scenarios faced by these men and boys, but the common theme is deception and debt bondage by two or more Khmer and Thai brokers; their sale to a Thai boat owner for 10,000-15,000 Baht; slave-like working conditions at sea, including beatings, deprivation of food, inhumane work hours (for example, working 3 days and nights straight when nets need to be mended), lack of medical treatment for illnesses and injuries, and threats of death; and sometimes, reportedly, murder.”
A healthy diet is expensive and could make it difficult for Americans to meet new U.S. nutritional guidelines, according to a study published today that says the government should do more to help consumers eat healthier.
A update of what used to be known as a food pyramid in 2010 had called on Americans to eat more foods containing potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin D and calcium. But if they did that, the journal Health Affairs said, they would add hundreds more dollars to their annual grocery bill.
Everybody keeps complaining about how the Federal Government can't pay their bills on time or stay within a budget like everybody' else does. So I thought I would share how we learned to do things in my own household. Maybe some of those "politician types" in Washington D.C. can learn a thing or two, right?
Here’s what happens: A couple arrives in our valley, young, strong, in love, and full of plans to build an ultra-energy-efficient house out of straw bales, rammed earth, adobe bricks, or, heck, used bottlecaps. They set to work with equal enthusiasm, buying land and setting up temporary quarters in a yurt or a tipi. The weather’s good, the views are great, and the new house is humming along.
Oh, say -- can you see, by the dawn's early light? Broke-Ass can, though when her electricity gets turned off tomorrow, that's about the only light by which Broke-Ass and the crew at the Rancho will be seeing anything. God Bless America!
Chuck Goddard, a former program executive officer for ships (PEO Ships) for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), has been named president and chief executive of Wisconsin-based Marinette Marine, builders of the LCS 1 Freedom-class littoral combat ships (LCS).
The announcement was made June 13 by Fred Moosally, a former Navy captain and Lockheed executive who is president and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group, the Italian parent of Marinette Marine.