Monday, June 27, 2011

The Commercialized Governor, former criminal, corporate executive and now Republican.

Floridans ask the question on one else seems to verbalize, "Why aren't the legislators taking pay cuts along with the public employees?"

...England, 55, (click title to entry - thank you) joined the suit because he was "ticked off," he said, arguing that state politicians unfairly balanced the budget on the backs of state workers. Those lawmakers ought to sacrifice more of their own state salary and benefits, England said, before they turn to the public employees who vote for them.
"My budget was already strapped," he said. "I have a 20-year-old son who lives with me and is going to school. Then you talk about a car, car insurance for two cars, then you've got the mortgage, utilities and groceries on top of it. The [3 percent cut] makes it an impossible situation."
England is a member of the Florida Service Employees International Union, which joined the lawsuit on Monday afternoon. The Police Benevolent Association filed a motion on Monday for a state correctional office and a sheriff's deputy in Orange County to join the suit as well.
In Hillsborough County, sheriff's employees are receiving a 3.25 percent salary increase to offset the mandatory pension contributions. Sheriff David Gee told the Tampa Tribune last week that his employees haven't received raises in years, and that the 3 percent cut would have affected both morale and quality of life...

I especially love that part.  Give with one hand and take with the other.  The .25 percent is even more interesting.  See, three percent increase would also increase the amount of the contributions to the pension fund and still cut into their salaries, so Scott upped the pay increase by a quarter of a percent to prevent any reduction in pay.

Amazing.  These guys are as crooked as the day is long.

The scardy-cat Governors give all kinds of incentives to law enforcement employees to continue to serve and protect rather than strike.  The same scenario or a version of it was noted in Wisconsin as well.  These Republican Governors are 'cookie-cutter' Governors regardless of the demographics.  Karl Rove is the architect after all, so it is safe to say the RNC and their cronies are now running the states with Republican Governors that redraw political districts. 

The IDF should be sensitive to the Flotilla into Gaza. These confrontations are all the more reason for a peace settlement.

The participants are in 'survival' mode and have prepared to be boarded and removed from the ship by force.

Social activist Stephan Corriveau (click title to entry - thank you) warned all of us due to set sail on the Canadian ship dubbed the Tahrir - one of the boats participating in the upcoming Gaza flotilla - that we would have no opportunity to bathe during the three-day journey to Gaza but would have drinking water. There was no point in bringing a change of clothes, the Montreal-based Corriveau noted, because there would be nowhere to change, encouraging us to take as little as possible. In the best case scenario, we will make it to Gaza and can buy some clothing there, he said....

Israeli troops have a website to personalize their experience and focus.  See the video below.  The Israel website is called "Friend Soldier."  In the Middle East the soldiers have become allies to the citizens.  No doubt there are Israeli soldiers seeking to make it known they are no different. 

The Stream - Freedom Flotilla 2 & Israeli Soldiers' Online Outreach (click here)

The website also brings to light the use of computer generated Superstar in Japan.  Interesting.  Are we actually living in 'a real world.'  Are you the 'ideal' citizen?

Los Alamos and radioactive inceration. The computers can be replaced.

...“All laboratory facilities (click title to entry - thank you) will be closed for all activities and nonessential employees are directed to remain off site,” the lab said in a statement on its web site. “All radioactive and hazardous material is appropriately accounted for and protected.”...

...Health and Environmental Risks (click here)
Incineration does not destroy metals or reduce radioactivity of wastes. Radioactive waste incinerators, when equipped with well-maintained, high efficiency filters, can capture all but a small fraction of the radioactive isotopes and metals fed into them. The fraction that does escape, however, tends to be in the form of small particles that are more readily absorbed by living organisms than larger particles.
Incinerators, like many combustion devices such as automobile engines, convert combustible materials mainly to carbon dioxide and water (steam). But they generally also create toxic by-products, known as "products of incomplete combustion" or (PICs). PICs can be more toxic per unit weight than the original wastes. The total quantity and toxicity of PICs from incinerators is highly uncertain(1). The most widely-studied toxic PICs are known as dioxins....

One might recall the Moscow Wildfires that are reported to have killed 50,000 people.  The picture above and the article below explore the possibility of radioactive incineration of areas contaminated  by Chernobyl..

Fears have surfaced (click here) about the spread of radioactive material as Russian wildfires burn in areas contaminated by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. But experts say there is no significant nuclear health danger....

Anytime there is incineration of buildings or otherwise, no different than when the towers were destroyed on September 11, 2001, there is always dangers of particulate in the air and breathable contamination afterward.  In this case there are issues with plastics, computer components and radioactive materials.