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Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity

March 29, 2012

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Full article link: http://www.alternet.org/visions/154518/why_we_have_to_go_back_to_a_40-hour_work_week_to_keep_our_sanity/?page=entire Why We Have to Go Back to a 40-Hour Work Week to Keep Our Sanity AlterNet / By Sara Robinson March 13, 2012 A short excerpt: What these studies showed, over and over, was that industrial workers have eight good, reliable hours a day in them. On average, you get no more widgets out […]

City of Boston pays $170,000 to settle landmark case involving man arrested for recording police with cell phone

March 28, 2012

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City of Boston pays $170,000 to settle landmark case involving man arrested for recording police with cell phone Submitted by Online Coordinator on Tue, 03/27/2012 – 09:49 Simon Glik broke no law making video of police officers’ use of force against another man on Boston Common. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, March 27, 2012 CONTACT: Christopher […]

For Pennsylvania’s Doctors, a Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals

March 27, 2012

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For Pennsylvania’s Doctors, a Gag Order on Fracking Chemicals MAR 27 2012, 9:05 AM ET Under a new law, doctors in Pennsylvania can access information about chemicals used in natural gas extraction — but they won’t be able to share it with their patients. A provision buried in a law passed last month is drawing scrutiny from […]

High court throws out human gene patents

March 27, 2012

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High court throws out human gene patents Associated Press – Mon, Mar 26, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a lower court ruling allowing human genes to be patented, a topic of enormous interest to cancer researchers, patients and drug makers. The court overturned patents belonging to Myriad Genetics Inc. of Salt Lake City on two genes linked to increased […]

Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color and arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons

March 27, 2012

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Insane Michigan government announces plan to destroy ranch livestock based on hair color and arrest hundreds of ranchers as felons Tuesday, March 27, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger (NaturalNews) The state of Michigan is only days away from engaging in what can only be called true “animal genocide” — the mass murder of […]

Sgt. Robert Borrelli says he got transferred to graveyard shift for blowing whistle on crime statistics

March 27, 2012

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Sgt. Robert Borrelli says he got transferred to graveyard shift for blowing whistle on crime statistics Borrelli says fellow cops at Rockaways precinct routinely downgraded crimes to keep rate artificially low BY ROCCO PARASCANDOLA / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Published: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3:00 AM Updated: Sunday, March 25, 2012, 3:00 AM An NYPD whistleblower says […]

Senator drafting bill to prevent potential employers from requiring Facebook logins

March 23, 2012

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Senator drafting bill to prevent potential employers from requiring Facebook logins By Jeff Blagdon on March 23, 2012 09:21 am If the thought of being asked by a prospective employer for your Facebook and Twitter login credentials makes you uneasy, you’re not alone. Senator Richard Blumenthal has announced that he’s working on a new bill that would prohibit the requests, […]