Monthly Archives: May 2012

Reducing Obesity in NYC

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I’ll give Mayor Bloomberg some credit here for trying to do something about the obesity epidemic. It’s not only sugar that you have to worry about, but also high fructose corn syrup and possibly aspartame (so I’ve heard from people). The beverage industry

Scott Walker is John Doe

At first I thought I thought the Overpass Light Brigade in Wisconsin was saying that Governor Scott Walker had become persona non grata; due to the John Doe reference on their sign.  They were instead referring to Walker’s legal fund. Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign has transferred another $100,000 to the defense fund used to pay his pricey

Trouble in Madoff Trustee Land

IMGP1038.JPG by cathleenritt Someone is getting paid big time. So far, Mr. Picard’s efforts have created a whopping $554 million in legal and other fees. How much have Mr. Madoff’s victims actually received from all of the cases and motions he’s made? Only $330 million. And how much does Mr. Picard estimate the fee spigot

Tepco Tuna! Radioactive import from Japan floats to US

Tuna Auction – Examination Phase by weslie.leung Due to the many failures of Tepco as outlined in Greg Palast’s latest book Vulture’s Picnic; Tepco Tuna is now on the menu in the states.  Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles

Spain bails out Bankia

Looks like Spain is following in the footsteps of the rest of the world most notably the United States of America. The state takeover of its fourth-largest lender, Spain’s biggest bank rescue, has intensified fears that the rising cost of helping banks may force the euro zone’s fourth largest economy to seek an Irish-style international bailout.

The CEO whistleblower formerly of Olympus

Super zoom camera – 2x zoom! by psmithson I just found it amazing that the CEO of Olympus would blow the whistle like that. Usually this sort of stuff never comes from that high a level within a corporation. By bringing a claim on the grounds of whistleblowing and discrimination in the employment tribunal in east