Matt Taibbi , his long interesting journalism journey like The Beast, and many other great pieces. He is someone to check out. Watched episode of Democracy Now (their website), Matt was on and discusses his article in Rolling Stones, Why isn’t Wall Street in Jail? He lashes out about the SEC and the revolving door of people in positions to investigate Wall Street who eventually went to work for them.
What are states doing about crawling tent communities from the west to the east coast? People are losing their jobs and their homes. We do not see this coverage on the news. One States local official indicated they did not want to appear like a 3rd world country, well wake up, it is happening! Some of these tent cities are being closed down, where are the people being moved to? Are states taking a look at their current homeless facilities or strategies? Thank goodness that citizens make news with their own videos.
Stories come and go , the important ones rarely are covered.
KCRATV reporting a year ago
There are adds being placed on Craigslist for oil clean up, individuals who have been through the process are posting, saying that it is all fraudulent. Somehow contractors put the word out they are hiring county workers for oil clean up. The contractors have you come in, fill out an application, then put you on a stand by list while getting paid by Bp for your application information. What is going on? Why say you are hiring if in fact you are not putting the applicants to work? How is compensation possible for these contractors? How is someones personal information being used for a contractors wages? Hundreds of workers locally were let go, red listed Aug 19th, p2s workers were let go on August 23rd.
P2s hired local county people from the get go, after July 26, everywhere you went whether it was the unemployment office or contractors , it was a requirement that you had to be a local resident of the county. There are all these stipulations put in place for workers when none of it is being adhered to. Who do the contractors answer to, we want full disclosure from them. They get the contracts and then 30% of the workers are local. Why is this allowed? Dan Thomas from Wear TV did story on, Local Oil Clean Up Crews Are Not 100% Local, this video along with others, can be found in the video listing on this link. All Local information reported regarding oil status.
I can only imagine the fiasco going on in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and other affected states. If you are a worker or someone that would like to share your experience, I would love to hear from you.
It seems they have cut certain contractors and replaced them with who knows…I saw the Sept. 19th article, For Contractors, Oil Spill Is Black Gold in PNJ regarding the web of contractors by Mr Griggs . I wish he would have pushed harder for full transparency, disclosure, of how the money was being charged back to BP and the break down of monies from contractor to the people cleaning up the oil. It is very secretive and convoluted for no reason, if BP wants to keep track of how it is paying out the 20 million. I’m still happy Mr. Griggs brought it to light , why did he encounter so much red tape reporting on it?
In oil clean up there was a no digging policy on Pensacola beaches !! I wonder if that has been lifted, there is a ton of oil embedded in the dry sand.
A big thank you to Mr. Dan Thomas from WEAR TV 3 for covering this and may other Oil cleanup issues
I want to know what the independent studies are, coming out of the gulf.
When We left Sicily, My father chose orders to Spain. google maps/ earth This is where my mother is from, and I had a blast with extended family and senior classmates (attended 12th grade in Spain). I graduated from high school, worked and continued school. I decided to test the waters of independence, and moved to the US, Jacksonville, Florida where I was roommates with my friend Danny. My dad had a friend from Spain who lived in Jacksonville as well, Nick (his family, Peggy,Robin and Jeff ) they became my extended family. They were an enormous support group, and my 2nd friends. I met a handful of incredible people in Jacksonville and through my travels. I ended up living in the Riverside area of Jacksonville for a good amount of years. My last residence was here. I ate at Biscottis their (website)a lot, it was right around the corner from me.
My Dad had chosen orders to Sigonella Sicily again. I attended grades (9-11) at Stephen Decatur High School. This time when we arrived we stayed at the Hotel Bonaccorsi we stayed there for a little while while we attended school. After about 6 months we moved to a town called Motta. After about a year and a half, we eventually moved to Naval Housing which was across the street from the Naval base I. It was beautiful country and a beautiful experience for a teenager. This was my family’s 2nd tour in Sicily.
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Valentines Day, Do you think that these days are calendered, singled out as reminders for the globe to love one another? Through our journey in life we always need reminders to check ourselves, (introspection) if we are loving , respecting the people and the world around us. For Valentines, I wonder how much , chocolate , jewelry, flowers are bought on this day or days leading up to Valentines Day. I hope everyone feels loved today and everyday, and if you have no one, always remember, you still have yourself!
Julian Assange, was also referred to as the “founder of Wikileaks” . It’s interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet , Africa and the Middle East, but they expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations.