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(SHOCKING) READ: Chicago Day-Care Home Used for Dogfights…

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296414-1-20090924131854.image(Newser Summary) – Chicago police raided an Illinois day-care center that apparently doubled as a brutal dogfighting operation. Ten children were being watched at the private home at the time of the raid. A swing set used by the kids was only 10 feet from a bloody garage where a “vicious” pit bull was found, said the county sheriff. Three people were arrested and nine abused dogs recovered.

Nick McMaster

Source: Chicago Tribune And Newser

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September 26, 2009 at 10:42 am

(CELEBRITIES) READ: Your request is being processed… Burt Reynolds In Rehab, Reportedly Found Lying In Pool Of Blood…

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s-BURT-REYNOLDS-REHAB-largeBurt Reynolds has checked into rehab in West Palm Beach to be treated for an addiction to painkillers, following an allegedly grisly and bizarre incident in late August. He was found semi-conscious and covered in blood in his Hobe Sound, Florida, home, the National Enquirer reports.

“The houseman found Burt lying in a pool of blood. He’d fallen and was badly cut. The houseman drove him to the hospital. But this time, Burt was behaving strangely, and doctors were so concerned about his state of mind that they sent him to the county mental health facility in West Palm Beach,” a source told the tabloid.

His admission to rehab may not have been entirely voluntary. The facility allegedly refused to release Reynolds unless he agreed to head straight to rehab.

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September 16, 2009 at 7:35 pm

(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: DNN Is Calling On It’s Readers To Boycott Whole Foods…

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Source: DNN & ABC

I was outraged at what I read over at ABC and other sites about the CEO/Founder of Whole Foods saying that we don’t need a government-run health care or bigger government, ETC! Grrrrrrrr! I shall shop somewhere else, I hope you do too! Click this image to go to the original “Boycott Whole Foods” site…


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September 3, 2009 at 7:20 pm

(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Southwest Adds $10 Fee to Board Early…

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thehumansaredead.files.wordpress.com__southwest_airlines_logo-1(Newser Summary) – Southwest Airlines doesn’t assign seats, but now it will start charging for the privilege of finding the best one, the Dallas Morning News reports. For an extra $10, the new “EarlyBird Check-in” allows passengers to board first, or at least right after the Business Select and Rapid Rewards A-List customers.

Southwest is trying to build a customer base with its “no hidden fees” policy—it’s losing out on millions by not charging baggage fees, for example—and says it won’t charge a fee for a previously free service. As a result, it’s creating fees for new services—such as the EarlyBird Check-in and another that allows customers to carry a small pet in the passenger cabin.

Harry Kimball

Source: Dallas Morning News

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September 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

(FROM THE EDITOR) READ: Outsourcing Journalism…

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blogmeisterusa.mu.nu__EncinoJacksonCircusAlthough this is an old news article, I just thought I’d share it with you. I was casually browsing a few websites that I haven’t read in awhile and came accross an interesting peice about how journalism is being outsourced to other countries, appalling:

Source: FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting)
By Megan Tady

Brayden Simms had only five months to warm his seat as a copy editor at the Miami Herald before he joined the long list of journalists across the country losing their jobs faster and more suddenly than a breaking story.

But while media companies are slashing their staff rosters, consolidating newsrooms and forcing those journalists left standing to take on the job responsibilities of their laid-off co-workers, there was something unique about Simms’ firing: He would be replaced. But the new copy editor doesn’t live in Miami, or Florida, or even the U.S. The McClatchy Co., parent of the Miami Herald, is handing Simms’ copyediting duties to a company in India.

“My job has been outsourced to India,” Simms wrote—ironically, in a blog for his erstwhile employer (MiamiHerald.com, 6/22/08).

In June, McClatchy tapped the Miami Herald to eliminate 250 full-time positions. “Considering the recent spate of industry layoffs in South Florida, my forced buyout means I may need to relocate to find journalism work,” Simms wrote. He was reluctant to grant Extra! an interview in time for publication, as his severance check had yet to clear.

Taking over for Simms is Mindworks Global Media, a company headquartered near New Delhi. The company website boasts that “Mindworks’ staff edits and lays out newspaper pages, letting publishers reduce operational costs in print while keeping reporters and writers on the beat.”

McClatchy is the third-largest newspaper company in the U.S., behind Gannett and Tribune Co. Last December, the media giant handed over the Sacramento Bee’s advertising production to Express KCS (Sacramento Bee, 12/6/07), a company that offers “world class offshore advertising production to newspapers.”

McClatchy isn’t alone in looking overseas to parcel out newsroom functions. In June, the Orange Country Register announced, after a protracted period of layoffs and buy-outs (L.A. Times, 8/7/07), that it would also turn to Mindworks to copyedit some of the paper’s pages on a trial basis (Editor & Publisher, 6/24/08), and to take over layout design for a sister community paper (LAObserved, 6/24/08).

And in May 2008, the community online newspaper Pasadena Now hired two reporters to cover the Pasadena City Council—from India, via video. “A lot of the routine stuff we do can be done by really talented people in another time zone at much lower wages,” James Macpherson, the editor of the site, told the Los Angeles Times (5/11/07). READ MORE

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September 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm

(SHOCKING) List of American Corporations With Jobs Overseas (outsourcing)…

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Source: CNN

Affiliated Computer Services
AFS Technologies
A.G. Edwards
Agere Systems
Agilent Technologies
Alamo Rent A Car
Albany International Corp.
Alcoa Fujikura
Allen Systems Group
Alliance Semiconductor
Alpha Thought Global
Altria Group
Americ Disc
American Dawn
American Express
American Greetings
American Household
American Management Systems
American Standard
American Uniform Company
Amloid Corporation
Amphenol Corporation
Analog Devices
Anchor Glass Container
ANDA Networks
Anderson Electrical Products
Andrew Corporation
Angelica Corporation
Ansell Health Care
Ansell Protective Products
Anvil Knitwear
A.O. Smith


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September 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm

(SHOCKING) READ: Will Boeing move to Beijing?…

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Source: DailyFinance

Boeing (BA) CEO Jim McNerney is eager to move the company to China. Whether moving Boeing to China means shifting its headquarters from Chicago to Beijing is up in the air. But Boeing already has $600 million in supplier partnerships with China — such as a deal with Shenyang Aircraft Corporation to build an assembly for the 787’s vertical fin. And Stan Sorscher, who spent 20 years at Boeing before taking a post at the Society of Professional Engineers in Aerospace (SPEEA) in 2000, told me that McNerney is hooked on the idea of shifting Boeing to China.

Sorscher told me that McNerney recently hosted a meeting with a group of engineers to discuss how Boeing should build its next aircraft. The conclusion of the meeting was that McNerney is comfortable with the way the 787 was developed but thinks it could use a bit of tweaking — and he’d like to shift more of the design and manufacturing of future Boeing aircraft to China.


This would leave Boeing as a systems integrator which outsources product development to China and other countries. According to Sorscher, the engineers were very nervous in their presentation — perhaps fearing that they would be punished for bringing McNerney the bad news that they believed Boeing should never repeat what it has done in the design and manufacturing of the 787. The engineers reportedly believe that in the future Boeing should take far greater authority and responsibility for aircraft design. Read More

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September 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm