Tag Archives: Safety

11 more miners killed, 64 still missing

That might not include the 20 in the rescue party with whom contact was lost. A second explosion has now been reported at the Raspadskaya mine near Mezhdurechensk, and contact has been lost with a team of 20 rescuers. Mezhdurechensk, bet you can’t say that three times real fast.

The governor of Kemerovo, Aman Tuleyev, has taken charge of the rescue operation.

“The rescue work will continue when the atmosphere in the mine is restored, but to conduct rescue work now means to send people to their death,” he said.

Emergency teams are now trying to pump air into the underground shafts.

Mines in the region are noted for their poor safety record, not surprising as Capital has reared its ugly head in Russia, kept the KGB and assumed the very Worst parts of Capitalism… oh.. that’s right, there aren’t any GOOD parts to it.
Remembering that it was the underpinning (and eventual downfall) for the Roman Empire. And the Mafia.
The system is admirably well represented by the prestigious Wall Street Law Firm of Boyd, Dewey, Cheatham and Howe.

Bets on the major shareholders having a lot in common with the major shareholders of BP and Massey Energy? Say, I wonder what the statistics on percentage or raw numbers of employees in the Solar Panel Manufacturing killed or maimed on the job would be?

Since Einstein’s invention of the basic principle took place when the Internal Combustion Engine and the Turbine Generator were still relatively new inventions. Guess which ones were subsidized in every way possible, from government contracts for the products to outright grants of Free Land that just by a coincidence belong to Other Nations and had to be secured and maintained at Lots of Gunpoint.

Reagan breaks PATCO… America WINS! Or did we?

Yep, bust the Union, bring in workers whose only qualification was that they were dumb enough to work as Scabs, shank their Fellow Workers and their families and then expect to get decent treatment from the Big Boss Man. Trickle down effect of decades of infrastructure neglect and what happens. Arguably, 9/11, but that wasn’t entirely the fault of the Controllers or equally arguable that it even happened as narrated by Bush and his fellow liars for the next hundred months or so.

Then there were two Air Controller Scabs making jokes about how to barbecue a cat while a horrific accident was taking place.

And today, somebody thought it meet to Bring The Kid To Work. I’m not a pilot, but I play one on my flight simulator program. I can’t think of anything more horrifying than to realize that the lives of yourself, your crew, your passengers and anybody your plane is likely to hit are suddenly being controlled by a CHILD.

Add in that it’s JFK airport in Nueva Jork. Gee, how symbolic can you get?

We, the People, get the opportunity to be probed, Xrayed, scanned, probed again, disrobed, and possibly waterboarded right there in the boarding area and denied access to transportation because our Third Grade Teacher’s Maiden Aunt once wrote a strongly worded letter to the editor condemning Harry Truman.

Yeah, THAT JFK.

So, this is not only embarrassing for the FAA, but also NSA, FBI, CIA, DHS and all those other groovy initials who have been doing some hi-tech Panty Peekin’ at least since Christmas.

“Don’t worry about our Draconian security measures, just take the thorazine, your flight attendant will assist you out of your clothes and into the strait jacket, and remember that Not A Sparrow Shall Fall on our watch without us knowing about it, it’s all for the Greater Good”.

I shudder to think which article of clothing or body orifice they used to smuggle in the kid.

You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By “goobers” I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you’re allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. In this case, like the LAST recall, which was only last year, about this time, it’s Salmonella.

How DOES a bacterium that would ordinarily be found in Dog Poo and in the contaminated meat from improperly slaughtered and mass-production butchered animals (chickens mostly) and from SlaughterFactory companies where the same machines and the same Almost-machine-people employed at the processing plants have to handle the pieces of dead chickens also have to handle the pieces of dead cows, pigs, (who are, like chickens, omnivorous) etc….
How would it get into VEGETABLE Kingdom products like spinach, tomatoes, peppers, Peanut Butter, peanut flour (that last is used in a ghastly huge list of products, I wouldn’t be much surprised to find it in Toothpaste next)?

Droppings from “Illegal Alien” migrant farm workers, as suggested in the spinach and tomato mayhem? Perhaps the droppings from Tent City but that’s another over-hyped non-story…

How about this, (which is far and away the most common scenario): Contaminated bins and contaminated machines and processing tables at the Mega Corporate Food Processing Centers?

And their delivery vehicles. And places like WalMart and McDonalds and those who follow their corporate model (more than half the Corporations is America) regarding people who have the misfortune of being employed by those Jerkoffs, and not getting paid or even in some cases Unpaid sick leave when they have infectious diseases.

The “Migrant Workers shitting in the fields” is easy to believe, (except it wasn’t the root cause or even a secondary, nor yet again a Tertiary cause) because it’s a backward admission from the Corporations that they still use the old Slave Plantation Model of “how to treat farm laborers”.

They treat ALL their workers like that. What’s distressing is that they treat the PEOPLE who handle food the exact same way. Like to eat at Mickey Dee, drink your favorite cup o’ joe at Starbucks? Remember that they FIRE employees who take more than 5 consecutive sick days. That their workweek is all seven days with shortened hours so the company doesn’t have to pay overtime.

Where you can get fired for actually working overtime, because the “experts” at Corporate Headquarters determined that you could have completed your Underpaid Tasks in the allotted time.
If you don’t take bathroom breaks or stuff like that.

Where if you catch something like Influenza, and you’re still contagious 6 days after the symptoms disappear.

Where they make boastful commercials like the Halls “Drill Sergeant” commercial, which they’ve re-introduced, where a Food Worker is encouraged to keep working despite having Respiratory Problems…
They’ve got one like that where a Rambo-Lookalike pops in to a different store.

Because “only a wussy wimp liberal would refrain from working around PEOPLE and/or their FOOD while packing a contagious ailment that might spread to the PEOPLE who buy the products at the stores and restaurants”.

Look for
the Union Label
when you are buying
Food for your Table…