corporate interests

Just another coincidence

July 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

Corporate-speak, FTW

June 25, 2011 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Why people hate corporate America

April 3, 2011 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

Not race, but time

August 8, 2010 // 1 Comment

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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 [...]

All about profits

July 15, 2010 // 4 Comments

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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 [...]

The Evil Empire caves to fundamentalist thugs

April 22, 2010 // 0 Comments

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America’s media conglomerates have zero balls (and fewer principles). None is more soulless than Viacom, which has once again bowed to the threats of extremist gasbags. On Thursday morning, a spokesman for Comedy Central confirmed that the [...]

Corporate folly

March 2, 2010 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

The Greediest of Empires

January 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

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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 [...]

Two Recent Decisions I Will Never Understand

January 27, 2010 // 10 Comments

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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 [...]