Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Trifecta of Moving Torture

It's summer and moving season, which is actually winding down as retailers are in back-to-school mode.
For anyone considering a move -- across town or across the country -- I have three words for you:
Don't do it!
I am not one to write about personal matters, but there are consumer concerns here that can affect any of us.  We had the Movers from Hell after we sold our home, and then the bank where we deposited the proceeds from the sale froze our accounts without telling us.  

Blackburn and Her Corporate Sponsors Crush Competition from the Little Guy

Seems as though everyone saw through Rep. Marsha Blackburn's (R-TN7) tweet-rant about "states' rights" as she tried to shield poor little ol' ATT and Comcast from competition from the city of Chattanooga, whose Internet built for the good of the community is way faster than anything from the giant Internet Service Providers.  

Mrs. Blackburn, did your Mississippi mind forget that Chattanooga is a city in your present state of Tennessee? 

Per your argument, Mrs. Blackburn, who claims the federal government is just awful and then gets herself re-elected to prove it's true, all Tennesseans should be claiming "cities' rights" and throwing off the choke-hold from the oppressive, corrupt state government. 

Of all Blackburn's phony, laughable tantrums, this one ranks up there with her "debating" climate change on Meet the Press

This story from Business Insider, gives a good overview of the issue.

Link to another story in Nashville Business Journal:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

'Are Economic Growth and Social Justice Incompatible?'

That economic growth and development drive all that is good in the world is a fairy tale that is rarely challenged.  The mechanisms of growth at all costs are widening inequality are pushing down all of us economically -- all but a very few of the world's wealthiest.

This article from truthout answers: 'Are Economic Growth and Social Justice Incompatible?'