Finally! You might know that I relocated from San Francisco to Boston. And that I was writing a journal and taking pictures. Finally I got all the pictures developed, the journal is completed, and the stuff is uploaded. Enjoy!
There has been a lot of controversy about Ashcroft’s nomination as attorney general by President George W. Bush. Why controverse? Well, if you read the following quote, I hope you agree with me that this man is not only nuts, but frightening as well:
“The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism, and become lesbians.” (Fund-raising letter, 1992.)
H1-B visa holders get kicked out of the USA these days, because their 6-year visas are running out. I still have a couple of years on my H1-B, but the situation is definitely tense. Here’s a good article that got discussed on Slashdot extensively.
Rear Admiral Gene LaRoque, U.S. Navy retired
The above link is a fine hub for more information on the peaceful occupation of the Red Cloud Tribal Building. Please support this group!
Few people are aware of what’s going on in Connecticut. Read this highly interesting and disturbing article about one of the poorest regions in the USA – and the fact that the media refuses an occupation that has been going on for two months now.
Put yourself in my shoes by reading this article. Not that I am in a rush to change employer or whatever, but it would be nice to feel independent. As far as work and employment is concerned, currently I am not.
This article covers the implications of international trade and raising corporate profits on the social structure. Interesting – if not a little paranoid – it’s worthwile reading.
I was astound by some of the implications of NAFTA. Today, in situations where union organizing drives are successful, employers do in fact close their plant, in whole or in part, 15 percent of the time. That’s triple the pre-NAFTA rate!