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Panich52

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Hometown: WV
Member since: Thu Jan 15, 2015, 01:37 AM
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About Me

Ancestral WV hillbilly & old-style liberal who believes in US Constitution & detests RW revisionism of its principles (esp Establishment Clause)

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Pipeline ruptures raise desperation for inspectors

Rachel Maddow reports on the shocking lack of pipeline inspectors in North Dakota after a new, uninspected pipe has spilled a record-setting 3 million gallons...

http://broadcaster.msnbc.com/t?r=2&c=39445&l=167&ctl=14F9D7:A73AF1CCECC450590BF5DAFD81EE1CD8&

Not only no inspectors, but no maps on where the pipes are! What an appalling abrogation of govt oversight. And it's not difficult to extrapolate that this travesty of 'provide for the public welfare' occurs in other states as well

McCain Amendment Could Scuttle U.S. Maritime Industry

While many lawmakers are focusing on creating, maintaining and even bringing back jobs to the United States, Sen. John McCain (R- Ariz.) is pushing legislation that threatens 400,000 U.S. shipbuilding, seafaring and supply chain jobs in the maritime industry.

McCain has offered an amendment to the Keystone XL pipeline bill to repeal the Jones Act, which requires that goods shipped between U.S. ports are carried by U.S.-built, flagged, crewed and owned ships.

Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) says McCain’s amendment “would undermine our domestic maritime industry and threaten the more than 400,000 jobs it supports nationwide.”

(snip)

Along with the economic damage, McCain’s amendment threatens national security, according to U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft.

That for me is a real consequence…it will put our entire U.S. [merchant] fleet in jeopardy…and then in time of crisis who are we going to get to carry out or logistics….Very difficult if we don’t have U.S.-flagged ships.



More here:

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Political-Action-Legislation/McCain-Amendment-Could-Scuttle-U.S.-Maritime-Industry

Union-Made Super Bowl Party Shopping List

Check out these union-made Super Bowl party products, compiled by our friends at Labor 411, the union business directory from the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor. Food and drinks are brought to you by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM), the UAW, Machinists (IAM), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) and the Teamsters (IBT).

Beer
Beck's, Budweiser, Busch. Goose Island, Hoegaarden, Land Shark Lager, Leffe Blond, Michelob, Natural, O'Doul's (non alcoholic), Shock Top, Stella Artois, Iron City, Rolling Rock, Red Stripe, Kirin, Killian's, Labatt Blue, Stegmaier, Lionshead, Steelhead, Butte Creek, Red Tail Ale, Blue Moon, Henry Weinhard's, Miller, Mickey's, Molson Canadian, Olde English 800, Steel Reserve, Keystone Light, 1845 Pils, Bass Pale Ale, Moosehead, Schlitz, Pabst, Sam Adams, Hamm's and Kingfisher Premium Lager.  
 
Meat
Alexander & Hornung, Always Tender, Ball Park, Banquet, Butterball, Dearborn Sausage Co., Farmer John, Farmland, Hebrew National, Hormel, Omaha Steaks, Oscar Meyer, Thumann’s and Tyson.
 
Snack Food  
Act II Popcorn, Bagel Bites, Lay’s, Cheetos, Cheez-It, Chex Mix, Chips Ahoy, Doritos, Fig Newtons, Fritos, Rice Krispies Treats, Rold Gold Pretzels, Ruffle, Triscuit and Wheat Thins.
 
Chips and Salsa  
Mission Chips, Old El Paso Chips, Dips and Salsa, Pace Salsa, Stacy’s Pita Chips, Sun Chips
Tostitos Chips and Salsa.

Site has number of links:

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Other-News/Union-Made-Super-Bowl-Party-Shopping-List2#|gigyaMobileDialog

NFL announces 'Art Rooney Award'

NFL recently announced that the new annual sportsmanship award will be named after Steelers founder Art Rooney Sr., and will be given to the player who best demonstrates leadership and honor.

Read more:

http://team.nfl.com/1e1169e77layfousiarcoyeiaaaaaa42hlthquml5qyyaaaaa

Does the G+ link do anything?

I wanted to reshare some posts I G+'d but can't find a DU on Google+ (did find a few very old ones w/ DU link/credit). Would it be under OP's name? If so, how would I find them?

I hope the NFL PSA on domestic violence also airs on radio

It works just as well w/o pics.

The false promise of fracking and local jobs

Pennsylvania is one of the centers of dispute over fracking job numbers. In Pennsylvania, the job numbers initially used by the media to describe the economic impact of fracking were predictions from models developed by oil and gas industry affiliates. For example, a Marcellus Shale Coalition press release in 2010 claimed:

“The safe and steady development of clean-burning natural gas in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale has the potential to create an additional 212,000 new jobs over the next 10 years on top of the thousands already being generated all across the Commonwealth.”

These job projections spurred enthusiasm for fracking in Pennsylvania and gave many people the impression that oil and gas industry employment would lead Pennsylvania quickly out of the recession. That didn’t happen.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment roughly tracked the national average throughout the state’s gas boom. While some counties benefited from the fracking build-up, which occurred during the “great recession,” the state economy didn’t perform appreciably better than the national economy.

Nationally, the oil and gas industry employs relatively few people compared to a sector like health care and social assistance, which employed over 16 million Americans in 2010. The drilling, extraction and support industries employed 569,000 people nationwide in 2012, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).


More from FrackCheckWV:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/frackcheckwv/~3/ZXPb7-EUwqA/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

I cross-posted in Energy&Environment

The false promise of fracking and local jobs

Pennsylvania is one of the centers of dispute over fracking job numbers. In Pennsylvania, the job numbers initially used by the media to describe the economic impact of fracking were predictions from models developed by oil and gas industry affiliates. For example, a Marcellus Shale Coalition press release in 2010 claimed:

“The safe and steady development of clean-burning natural gas in Pennsylvania’s portion of the Marcellus Shale has the potential to create an additional 212,000 new jobs over the next 10 years on top of the thousands already being generated all across the Commonwealth.”

These job projections spurred enthusiasm for fracking in Pennsylvania and gave many people the impression that oil and gas industry employment would lead Pennsylvania quickly out of the recession. That didn’t happen.

Pennsylvania’s unemployment roughly tracked the national average throughout the state’s gas boom. While some counties benefited from the fracking build-up, which occurred during the “great recession,” the state economy didn’t perform appreciably better than the national economy.

Nationally, the oil and gas industry employs relatively few people compared to a sector like health care and social assistance, which employed over 16 million Americans in 2010. The drilling, extraction and support industries employed 569,000 people nationwide in 2012, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).


More from FrackCheckWV:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/frackcheckwv/~3/ZXPb7-EUwqA/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

I cross-posted in Pennsylvania

Beer compound could help fend off Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

The health-promoting perks of wine have attracted the spotlight recently, leaving beer in the shadows. But scientists are discovering new ways in which the latter could be a more healthful beverage than once thought. It turns out that a compound from hops could protect brain cells from damage -- and potentially slow the development of disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/strange_science/~3/bI852BrCnp4/150128113947.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

Einstein right - Quantum computer as detector shows space is not squeezed

Ever since Einstein proposed his special theory of relativity in 1905, physics and cosmology have been based on the assumption that space looks the same in all directions -- that it's not squeezed in one direction relative to another. A new experiment by physicists used partially entangled atoms -- identical to the qubits in a quantum computer -- to demonstrate more precisely than ever before that this is true: to one part in a billion billion.

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/sciencedaily/strange_science/~3/folvgTsXG_0/150128141653.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email
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