Friday, December 5, 2008

Reading, Because I Am Not Writing

Random Things I Have Read This Week

Doing real life report writing today and blogging about the upcoming ACC Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa tomorrow. So, I am posting some links to various topics, both positive and negative that I read this week.

No ranting from about the auto bailout, or politics, or layoffs, or important issues affecting life today. Other people can do it for me.

Surprisingly Salty Foods [Food]
via Lifehacker by Kevin Purdy on 12/5/08
A Consumer Reports study of 37 food brands found that your tongue isn't necessarily great at finding truly salty foods.

How To Use The Web To Change The World
via TechCrunch by Erick Schonfeld on 12/4/08

If you are interested in how to use the Web to create a grassroots political movement, tune in today and tomorrow to the Alliance of Youth Movements Summit, which is being sponsored and livestreamed by Howcast. Right now, James K. Glassman, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, just finished talking about How To Build a Movement Against Terrorism and up next is Oscar Morales, an engineer deom Columbia who set up a Facebook group called One Million Voices Against the FARC that organized in mass demonstrations on the street in that country.

Grim and Grimmer
via Working Life - Blog Posts by Jonathan Tasini on 12/4/08

How about this to send you off to your weekend, from The Wall Street Journal this morning:
Companies are shedding workers at an accelerating rate, some in response to declining sales and others in anticipation of tougher times ahead..

What Should You Do When You've Been Laid Off? [Ask The Readers]
via Lifehacker by Adam Pash on 12/5/08
In the midst of the financiapocalypse, layoffs are an inevitability. Just this morning, in fact, a close friend lost her job to the insatiable beast that is our current financial meltdown—leaving her with all kinds of questions about what she should do next.

Obama Team Restates Strong Support For Union Bill
3 Dec 2008 Asked if Obama's support for the Employee Free Choice Act remained as strong as his public proclamations suggested on the campaign trail, transition spokesman Dan Pfeiffer responded, succinctly, "Yes." The reaffirmation may not seem .

Still Rolling Back Progress
via Wal-Mart Watch on 12/1/08
Wal-Mart has once again received the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) lowest possible rating in its recently released ”Buying for Equality 2009” guide. HRC’s guide rates retailers and other corporations on their respective company policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals including anti-discrimination protections, domestic partner benefits, diversity training, and transgender wellness benefits.

Autoworkers and the Anti-Union Agenda
via Greenline: The AFSCME Blog by AFSCME on 12/2/08
By now you have doubtless heard the media pundits rail against the alleged “exorbitant” wages of unionized autoworkers. Nothing like creating a straw man out of workers to push through an anti-union agenda and deny automakers financial aid that could make or break the industry.

Clean Coal Woohoo!
via - Front Page by sufimarie on 12/4/08
Here are some facts.

Well, hello! You’re back! That must mean you’re interested in my theories about the save-the-world Team. Whether you’re right on my wavelength, or merely fascinated by what you see as the deterioration of my sanity, I’m so pleased you’re here.

Still going to networking events?
via Headhunting and Recruiting by (Davron) on 11/24/08
By: Crystal Liazuk and Michael RochaI have been to a few networking events, and I have to say it’s like watching VHS instead of streaming HD movies online, it’s very old school. I know a professional who has gone to networking events once a month for the past 8 years. This “group” has twenty to thirty members and holds networking events around Tampa.

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