Fidel Castro is fluent in English and he takes PayPal donations.
It wasn’t simply that the operation is out of scale with the Iowa landscape. It is out of scale with any landscape, except perhaps the industrial districts of Los Angeles County. What shocked me most was the thought that this is where the logic of industrial farming gets us. Instead of people on the land, committed to the welfare of the agricultural enterprise and the resources that make it possible, there was this horror — a place where millions of chickens are crowded in tiny cages and hundreds of laborers work in dire conditions.
It takes only a little investigation to learn how bad things have been inside those buildings. The list of offenses for which the DeCosters and their farms have been fined in Iowa and Maine only begins with hiring children and illegal immigrants.
In 2000, Jack DeCoster, the operations’ founder, was named a “habitual violator” of Iowa’s environmental laws. His egg factories have been cited by OSHA for deplorable working conditions. In 2003, Mr. DeCoster paid more than $1.5 million to settle an employment discrimination suit charging that 11 women working in the Clarion plants had been subject to sexual harassment, including rape and threats of retaliation. There have been nearly 1,500 illnesses as a result of the salmonella outbreak. Every one of the billions of eggs produced this way has been tainted.
If only we could decrease government regulation and oversight so that companies like this can flourish… the economy would recover in no-time!
Sarah Palin says the way to honor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy is to honor those men and women in the military who protect the United States.
I have condemned any organizer of war, regardless of his rank or nationality.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual doom.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Amid all the junk mail pouring into your house in recent months, you might have noticed a solicitation or two for a "professional card," otherwise known as a small-business or corporate credit card.
If so, watch out. While Capital One Financial Corp.’s World MasterCard, Citigroup Inc.’s Citibank CitiBusiness/AAdvantage Mastercard and the others might look like typical plastic, they are anything but.
Professional cards aren’t covered under the Credit Card Accountability and Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009, or Card Act for short. Among other things, the law prohibits issuers from controversial billing practices such as hair-trigger interest rate increases, shortened payment cycles and inactivity fees—but it doesn’t apply to professional cards.
Until recently professional cards largely had been reserved for small-business owners or corporate executives. But since the Card Act was passed in March 2009, companies have been inundating ordinary consumers with applications.
To the entire shower of cunts that are even tangentially involved in the production of this: I pray with every fibre of my being that Zombie Walt Disney rises from his grave, tracks each one of you motherfuckers down; and using his zombie strength to overpower and pin you all to the floor, squats over your faces and plants a huge festering 44-year-old fucking zombie shit into each of your cretinous, cancerous mouths
A few days ago, in response to questions by one of our largest customers, we analyzed a widget by Network Solutions, confirmed that it was infected, and published the last blog "SMCI widget and growsmartbusiness.com by Network Solutions still serving malware."
It was actually a report that we wrote for this customer, to assure them that although other detection mechanisms aren’t flagging, that we are rightfully flagging these pages as malicious.
Soon after publishing the blog, we realized that it was the same widget that got the boingboing.com parked domain infected, which we blogged about back in May.
Yesterday I had some time to sit down and study this widget further, and discovered something critical–it’s a part of the standard domain parking page of Network Solutions.
So the default “this domain is parked” page served by Network Solutions was infected with malware.
Those of us in the business have known for a long time about the incompetence of Network Solutions, but this becomes really “funny” if you realize that Network Solutions was bought a long time ago by Verisign.
And Verisign is now owned by (drum roll please) Symantec!
You know? The, umm, anti-virus people?
GENEVA (AFP) – Former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld hit out on Saturday against the “corrupt” US judiciary which sent him to jail even though he was the whistleblower who led to the US tax fraud case against the bank
“The Department of Justice’s corruption is evident today — why am I the only one in prison when I had revealed everything?” the US banker asked in a French-language interview with Swiss newspaper Le Temps.