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I don’t claim to be an angel

Laura Cantrell:

FYI

If you want to watch Keith Olbermann and don’t get CurrentTV, you can watch it here.

Philly represent

Time to boycott Amoroso’s rolls. This is a common union-busting ploy and drivers are almost bankrupted by the costs:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The foundation of Philadelphia’s signature sandwich was harder to come by on Monday.

Drivers for a nearly century-old bakery that supplies sandwich rolls for many Philadelphia-area cheesesteak joints and delis went on strike Monday in a dispute over the company’s efforts to make them independent distributors.

Teamsters picketed outside Amoroso’s bakery in west Philadelphia, saying they would be forced to buy their routes and pay their own vehicle and health care costs if the company gets its way. The picket line came down around midday after federal marshals arrived at the bakery to serve a federal injunction enforcing a no-strike clause in the workers’ contract, said Christine Reimert, a company spokeswoman. Drivers were expected to be back at work Monday night, Reimert said.

Amoroso’s Baking Co. supplies rolls and bread to numerous delis, grocery store chains, convenience stores and restaurants, including Jim’s Steaks on tourist haven South Street.

The union voted 48-3 on Saturday to go on strike over the company’s efforts to turn its approximately 75 drivers from Amoroso employees into independent distributors who would own their routes, said Bob Ryder, secretary treasurer for Teamsters Local 467.

Bill Clinton

Making shit up.

For Gaza but not against Israel

The upcoming aid flotilla to Gaza, “The Audacity of Hope.”

Pig hormone regrows leg

They really are coming up with some amazing things. Of course, most of us will never be able to afford them:

(NEWSER) – Marine Isaias Hernandez lost 70% of the muscles in his right thigh in a mortar explosion in Afghanistan. Such extreme damage usually requires that the leg be amputated. Not in Hernandez’s case. Instead, he was injected with a growth hormone that comes from pig bladders—and his leg muscle grew back. Hernandez has regained much of the strength in his thigh in what one expert calls a “remarkable recovery.”

Particularly exciting is the fact that skeletal muscle, which ordinarily won’t grow back, was regenerated. Hernandez, just 19 at the time of his injury, first had to build up the 30% of remaining muscle before surgeons placed a slice of a substance called extracellular matrix into his thigh. The pioneering surgery was the result of the US military’s $70 million investment in regenerative medicine research, the Daily Mail reports.

Cell phone talker

“I’m too educated to be thrown off the train!” From the NY Metro North:

Thanks, everyone

For pulling me out of the financial tailspin after my medical emergency. Nothing like being hit with an unexpected medical bill to induce panic mode! (They haven’t even billed me yet for the x-rays.)

Remember, Minnesota is the state that’s been jailing people for debt.

Breathing problems

For approximately 80,000 returning troops, a condition called constrictive bronchiolitis.

Just one more reason why you don’t send soldiers to fight wars for imaginary reasons!

Walmart wins

This was a unanimous decision, which leads me to believe there may be some actual merit to the ruling.

UPDATE: The news story had it wrong. Usual partisan split…

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