Monthly Archives: May 2011

Energy drinks are bad doctors say

They appear to be really bad for children. In it, Florida pediatricians described cases of seizures, delusions, heart problems and kidney or liver damage in people who had drunk one or more non-alcoholic energy drinks—including brands like Red Bull, Spike Shooter and Redline. Suprisingly they say to just drink water. Imagine that.

Lead poisoning in China’s battery factories

Yep this is what happens when you offshore manufacturing. You get lax regulations. About 74 people have been detained this year after reports that more than 100 people were affected by lead and cadmium poisoning. Reports from China suggests hundreds of factories have been closed as a result of efforts to tackle poisoning. It does

Great farming bill passed by the NY State Senate

I think it’s great that the state is trying to help local farmers more easily transport food throughout the state. I mean local farmers and not agribusinesses. On May 23, the Senate passed bill S.614-b/A.1389-a, which was introduced by Sen. Jeffrey Klein, D-Morris Park and would allow the Urban Development Corp. and the Empire State

The Obama Administration on Illegal Immigration

The administration is actually doing what people have been asking the government to do for a long time. Instead of going after illegal immigrants go after the employers who hire and a lot of the times exploit them. After months of criticism from Republicans who said President Obama was relaxing immigration enforcement in workplaces, the

Unions heart Oprah and she hearts them back

  For all these years one word comes to mind and that word is class. Oprah Winfrey is a class act. I didn’t watch the show much but even as an adolescent in the 80’s all the way through my early adult hood (my 20’s) in the 00’s, Oprah was always a force for good

In America we build jails not schools

There’s no funding for public education but there sure seems to be enough to keep jails going. The superintendent, Nathan Bootz, noted to local newspaper the Gratiot County Scribe that the state hadn’t taken funding from prisons. In fact, some of the eliminated school funding would be redistributed to boost prison funds. The superintendent is

Starting a labor and economy blog carnival

I’m trying to think of ways to get more traffic to the blog I’ve been writing since 2006. One method that I did not think of until I saw it in a web search was to create a blog carnival. A Blog Carnival is a particular kind of blog community. There are many kinds of