Monthly Archives: May 2013

Why the Huge Pressure on Unions to Accept Worse Health Care

May 29.  ” Say goodbye to that $500 deductible insurance plan and the $20 co-payment for a doctor’s office visit. They are likely to become luxuries of the past.”  That’s how Reed Abelson of the New York Times starts his … Continue reading

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Another Tax Dodger Smells the Shamrocks

May 24.  As the Apple CEO told his Irish fairy tale about how Apple pays all that it should in  taxes a New Jersey company named Actavis announced it was buying up an Irish business.  It’s expected that Actavis will become an Irish … Continue reading

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Apple’s “Irish” Money Actually in New York

May 22.  There’s been a lot of reporting about Apple not paying taxes on a huge amount of money that it keeps overseas, “offshore”.  The New York Times today points out that Apple’s “offshore” money is actually sitting in New … Continue reading

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Sen. Whitehouse Stings Science Deniers after Oklahoma Tornado

May 20.  Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said this on the floor of the Senate today: “So, you may have a question for me,” Whitehouse said. “Why do you care? Why do you, Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, care if we … Continue reading

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Mt. Koch – A Mountain of Coke

May 18.  Check out the picture in the New York Times, Mt. Koch, a new Detroit landmark.  No, there was no volcano in Motown.  It’s the billionaire Koch brothers dump.  They decided to park a growing pile of petroleum coke … Continue reading

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Capitalism Vs the Climate Group to Protest Governors Natural Gas Boosting Energy Plan

May 15.  The world desperately needs plans to keep fossil fuels in the ground.  Instead CT Gov. Dan’l Malloy’s mult-billion plan is heavy on fossil fuels.  Hear an interview with Dan Fischer, an activist in a group that’s planning a … Continue reading

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Video of April 20 NYC Ecosocialist Conference

Be sure the watch the Joel Kovel video.  I believe he invented the term ecosocialism.  Seven Talks at the April conference Another Seven Including Kovel and Williams “We Want People to Stop Despoiling Our Land” – Firewolf Bizahaloni-Wong What are You … Continue reading

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Obama Seeing if Crumbs Will Satisfy Climate Activists

May 8.  The New York Times John Broder reports that the Obama Administration is seeing if it can have its cake and eat it too.  It wants to approve the Keystone XL (Climate Killing) pipeline, but keep climate caring people … Continue reading

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Small Positive Changes on Jobs

May 3.  The percent employed as a share of the population (e-pop) went up 0.1 percent last month, a very small change. It’s really been stuck at the same level for 3 years.   The number “not in the labor” force … Continue reading

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Since Obamacare Was Signed 3 Million Worse Off

The law was signed in 2010 and now three years later the number without any health insurance or with lousy insurance is up by 3 million to a total of 84 million.  That’s the facts in an article on Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Pres Likely to OK Keystone

New York Times energy journalist John M. Broder predicts that the president will approve Keystone XL.  He wrote on April 24, “Mr. Obama has not tipped his hand, but signals from the administration indicate that he is inclined to approve … Continue reading

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