All posts tagged: corporate interests

Just another coincidence

Just another coincidence

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is joining the board of Delta Air Lines, the carrier announced Thursday. … When the Federal Aviation Administration and then-airport manager Ben DeCosta said provisions in the proposed lease deal between the city and Delta could limit competition at Hartsfield-Jackson, […]

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Corporate-speak, FTW

Corporate-speak, FTW

Overheard (second-hand, thank God) at a international conglomerate’s mobile summit: “We are curating serendipity.” So they’re overseeing or organizing fortunate discoveries by accident? Unfortunately, he wasn’t laughed out of the room. Also, authenticity is the new buzzword, apparently, replacing pivot. So now you know. (FTW […]

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Why people hate corporate America

Why people hate corporate America

Transocean Ltd. gave its top executives bonuses for achieving the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history” — despite the explosion of its oil rig that killed 11 people, including nine of its own employees, and spilled 200 million gallons of oil into […]

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Not race, but time

Not race, but time

It’s mere coincidence that ethically challenged House members Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters are black (or Democrats, for that matter). But combined they have spent 58 years in Congress. No coincidence there. Two years ago Nancy Pelosi claimed she’d “drain the swamp.” Republicans will say […]

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All about profits

All about profits

BP is facing fresh scrutiny into whether it was involved in the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, after the oil giant admitted lobbying the British government over a prisoner agreement with Libya.

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Corporate folly

Corporate folly

I’d rather gargle thumbtacks: Descriptions of Team Building Activities, Initiative Games, & Problem Solving Exercises Helium Stick Deceptively simple teamwork activity.  Form two lines facing each other.  Lay a long, thin rod on group’s index fingers.  Goal: Lower to ground.  Reality: It goes up! Toxic […]

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The Greediest of Empires

The Greediest of Empires

The NFL, which has no problem squeezing retired players injured in the line of duty, has turned its lawyers loose on New Orleans’ mom-and-pop vendors. The league has sent cease-and-desist letters to anyone attempting to capitalize on “Who Dat,” the Saints’ trademark cheer. While “Who […]

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Two Recent Decisions I Will Never Understand

Two Recent Decisions I Will Never Understand

1. The Supreme Court’s decision lifting the ban on corporate spending in elections. Those who equate corporations with individuals when it comes to free speech remind me of Second Amendment absolutists who see no harm in allowing some redneck to stock up on Uzis. The disconnect […]

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