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What about a "monsanto tax" to encourage sustainable/organic farming/ranching of sorts?

Could a tax be placed on Monsanto/Dow/other industrial products/GMO Seeds that poison environment/people/animals to fund other programs encouraging sustainable living?

Could agriculture programs be tweaked to encourage chemical free farming/ranching?

For example: Instead of roundup for weeds, how about targeting moneys for goats (example kiko goats prefer foraging instead of commercial feed and will eat weeds on ranchland. They have also been used to eat undergrowth and reduce wildfires as well.)

Workable/unworkable?
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Thu May 14, 2015, 12:03 PM (1 replies)

Dare I ask this? Indulge me. What if Michael Brown were white?

Who would have marched on his behalf?

Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Tue Nov 25, 2014, 05:34 PM (206 replies)

Question: So if a Hobby Lobby Employee is now raped, gets pregnant, would they have grounds

for a suit against Hobby Lobby?
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Mon Jun 30, 2014, 10:45 AM (3 replies)

Why is the DOJ attempting to scuttle a merger supported and engineered by UNIONS?

All reporting on this subject fails to mention the merger was engineered by unions to get rid of American's corrupt and useless management.

And this is on the heels of a historic fine by the government of over $50 million because of American's maintenance practices (a several year investigation started by pilots to document maintenance practices finally resulted in a DOT investigation where American was ultimately assessed over $200 million in fines which was eventually negotiated down).

And why would Obama's administration get in bed with Republican AG's on this? Is it because United (which merged with Continental) HQ is in Chicago?


Here's a link

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/20130813-justice-department-files-suit-to-block-us-airways-american-airlines-merger.ece
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Sun Aug 18, 2013, 01:12 PM (3 replies)

What if you found a Judge doing something immoral and possibly illegal?

And that Judge called herself/himself a Democrat?

What would you do?


Be specific please, creative options appreciated.



Edited for gender.
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:51 PM (22 replies)

Lawyer question- need legal citation

Regarding evidence tampering.

What laws are broken and how is it enforced?
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Mon Apr 22, 2013, 07:00 PM (6 replies)

Cost-Cutting Cited in Loose Plane Seats

Source: NY Times

Last month, American Airlines grounded dozens of Boeing 757 airliners after passenger seats came loose on four flights. Just a few weeks earlier, another American plane, a Boeing 767, was grounded after a problem was reported with the installation of some seats, though in that case no seats actually came loose.
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WBZ-TV, via Associated Press
American Airlines hired outside contractors to install passenger seats with more leg room. The seats have come loose on several flights.
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An American Airlines passenger in Miami tries to make arrangements after her flight was delayed.
Why the seat problems?

American, like other carriers, is in the midst of reconfiguring its coach section to give more leg room to some economy seats. To get the extra space, it is creating three rows instead of four. The airline then charges more for the seats, which it calls Main Cabin Extra.

But the airline, in trying to cut costs during bankruptcy, hired outside maintenance companies this summer for the first time to modify its cabins. And airline documents show that those workers did not understand how to properly install the seats.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/business/installation-problems-seen-in-american-airlines-loose-seats.html?ref=business



Krugman was right, the "free market" isn't really working for workers, now they have students doing faulty work for "free".

Guess it wasn't the "pilot's fault" like AMR's press releases wanted you to believe.
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Thu Nov 29, 2012, 01:14 PM (15 replies)

Thank you, Rep Grayson, for entering the fight, another fight you may want to weigh in on

Bravo, I applaud what you are doing. I can identify with your sandwich on Thanksgiving, my husband spends every major holiday eating out of vending machines---he's a pilot for American Airlines.

Here's a fight I'd love to see you take on...that is companies filing "BANKRUPTCIES OF CONVENIENCE". THAT IS JUST WHAT THE CEO OF AMERICAN AIRLINES DID, HE FILED FOR A "BANKRUPTCY OF CONVENIENCE"--and they have Bain Capital helping them do it.

All companies are watching what AMR is doing because they are coming for everyone else next. That is why I encourage all my pilot friends to keep voting no.

I will apologize in advance for the run on ideas, but want to give you the full flavor of what is going on.

The Book "Retirement Heist" was right. Many companies do it, specifically....American Airlines Bankruptcy was clearly OPTIONAL and is currently playing out (I see many similarities between American's incompetent but greedy management and that of Hostess Foods--they are quick to reward themselves and also quick to cut pay and benefits for employees- my husband and brother took approximately 40% cuts and are working for 1992 salaries (I checked the pay scales to be sure, not to mention if you see a pilot, they are not getting paid. For example: They do not get paid at sign in, or aircraft inspection, while waiting for maintenance to fix something, they are also not pay protected when a maintenance issue or weather issue mean the flights don't go at all).

Combined with the way they treat their employees, the main driver for AMR's bankruptcy was to keep profits earned on the almost fully funded pilot retirement fund AND to keep pilots from retiring since they are still working for 1992 wages AND THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF PILOTS ALREADY OCCURRING. But because of the bankruptcy process, they have no way to increase their earnings other than fly more up to the FAA mandated limit. Chinese Airlines are paying TWICE what American Airlines is paying. Call me crazy but isn't that a security risk, most of these guys are ex-military-do we really love cheap labor so much that this is preferable than paying fair wages, protection from disability (they can't fly if they get so much as a small cancerous mole, and if they ever do, they have to hire lawyers to help them get their licenses cleared to return to fly--and by the way, several pilots at American have recently been cleared, but as American is prone to do, has blocked them from returning to work as part of the hostage taking process during contract negotiations). In addition, the Railway Labor Act means they cannot strike unless released by the National Mediation Board because their contracts do not "expire" they just become amendable (Mr Hoglander of the NMB told the Allied Pilots that no major airline group would EVER be released to self help period-so you have the NMB rewarding management for dragging their feet in negotiations for over 6 years!) (I'd love to see the President can this guy and put someone in that will release them). There is also no true "Whistleblower Protection" in aviation, AMR's response if there is a problem is "grieve it" which takes years and is hidden from the public due to the cover of arbitration required under the RLA.

At any rate, I think I've given you some idea of the goings on.

So glad you're back!


http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2012/11/american-airlines-too-many-pilots-will-retire-if-they-can-take-their-pensions-as-a-lump-sum.html/
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Sun Nov 25, 2012, 03:32 PM (0 replies)

The Book "Retirement Heist" was right, American Airlines Bankruptcy was OPTIONAL

The Book "Retirement Heist" was right, American Airlines Bankruptcy was OPTIONAL

Combined with the way they treat their employees, the main driver for bankruptcy was to keep profits earned on the almost fully funded retirement and to keep pilots from retiring since they are still working for 1992 wages AND THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF PILOTS ALREADY OCCURRING. Chinese Airlines are paying TWICE what American Airlines is paying. THAT IS WHY THE CEO OF AMERICAN AIRLINES FILED FOR A "BANKRUPTCY OF CONVENIENCE".

(I would love to see Alan Grayson or Elizabeth Warren sponsor legislation to stop this practice).

All companies are watching what AMR is doing because they are coming for you next. That is why I encourage all my pilot friends to keep voting no and get ready to strike..

Mr Hoglander of the National Mediation Board told the Allied Pilots Association that no major airline group would be released to self help....period. (I'd love to see the President can this guy and put someone in that will release them).

http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2012/11/american-airlines-too-many-pilots-will-retire-if-they-can-take-their-pensions-as-a-lump-sum.html/

Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Sun Nov 25, 2012, 01:18 PM (0 replies)

Conflicts of Interest with American Airlines subsidiary that manages retirement funds

Just wanted to post an article that someone outside the company wrote that points out the conflicts of interest that AMR has when it "manages" employees retirement funds, which they have attempted to foist onto the PBGC.


http://www.forbes.com/sites/edwardsiedle/2012/11/14/conflicts-abound-at-american-airlines-pension-and-401k-plans/
Posted by cpamomfromtexas | Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:15 PM (0 replies)
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