In this story about what a Republican in the White House does to workers: One privatization story that literally “hits home” is the story of the people who work in the home of our federal government, the U.S. Capitol. In 2008 the U.S. Senate “saved money” by privatizing its food services. Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein […]
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Of course they did! LANSING — The Snyder administration quietly trucked in water to state buildings in January of 2015 – ten months prior to Governor Snyder publicly admitting there was reason for concern in Flint, according to a document obtained by Progress Michigan. The document is a Facility Notification sent by the Department of […]
Not a good sign: Japan’s Economy Minister Akira Amari has said he is resigning amid corruption allegations. Mr Amari unexpectedly made the announcement at a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. But he again denied personally receiving bribes from a construction company, as had been alleged by a Japanese magazine. The development will be seen […]
Israel’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that the country is on the verge of seizing large swathes of fertile land in the occupied West Bank, a move that will likely exacerbate its already cooling relationship with Western allies, Reuters reports. COGAT, a unit of Israel’s Defense Ministry, told Reuters in an email that “the lands are […]
For three months, the Los Angeles area has been dealing with a gas leak that’s the worst environmental catastrophe since British Petroleum’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Due to the explosive nature of the leak, there is no comforting end in sight. the gas leak is spewing tons of methane into the environment […]
What a rotten thing to do, even sending a fake picture: A celebration broke out at a California nursing home after a worker was told she was one of the Powerball winners — but it turned out to be a prank, relatives said Thursday. The heartwarming story unraveled hours after a manager at the Park […]
God, I hate Republicans. They just can’t allow anything good to happen, people might get ideas: Although Nevada is one of the sunniest places in the world, there has recently been a dark cloud hovering over the rooftop solar industry in the state. Just before Christmas, Nevada’s public utility commission (PUC) gave the state’s only […]
While people are yelling about breaking up the banks, it seems that at least some of them are doing it themselves: The operative question for the country’s largest financial firms is increasingly whether the government has made it too expensive to be big. On Tuesday, insurer MetLife Inc. became the second major firm in the […]
Just another example.
Imagine: A former Texas solicitor general simply forg0t to say a big loan from Goldman Sachs (his wife’s employer) slipped his mind in his Senate campaign filings! Mind you, this is the same man who tried to give someone 16 years in jail for stealing a calculator from Walmart. Via The New York Times: Those […]