Monthly Archives: July 2009

Is Toyota the new GM (in a bad way I mean)?

This is the crux of it for me. “It’s as if a long-held doctrine at Toyota – that it doesn’t shut down factories and it doesn’t fire workers – has crumbled,” a Japanese auto analyst told the New York Times. “Some would say this is a new era for Toyota.” A new era for Toyota?

Why can’t NGO’s play with the USTR?

I found this post rather interesting. It would appear that there are corporations that object to NGO’s sitting on the ITAC and working with the United States Trade Representative. Two witnesses who function as ITAC chairmen testified that the increased presence of NGOs onMonogamy ITAC could dilute the effectiveness of the ITAC system, a claim

Why I like Dave Carroll

So I just read that United Airlines may have lost $180 million dollars because of the negative publicity surrounding their breaking a $3,500 Taylor guitar of Dave Carroll’s. Meanwhile, within four days of the song going online, the gathering thunderclouds of bad PR caused United Airlines‘ stock price to suffer a mid-flight stall, and it

e-Cigarettes? WTF?!!! What the hell?

Tell me why do we allow products like “e-cigs” to be sold? The Food and Drug Administration has announced a warning on electronic cigarettes, also known as “e-cigarettes,” after a lab analysis found that they contain carcinogens and toxic chemicals such as diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze that may be harmful to humans.