Born the same year,and aimed at serving the same cost-conscious classes, Kmart appeared for the first 25 years to be the clear winner. But by now we all know the rest of the story.
Original Show Pub Date: And hmmm, that unit was planned for renovation within a month and just happened to explode now? Can anyone say "insurance fraud"?
This is the result of what author David Bollier calls "the market state"—a tight marriage of billionaires, mega-corporations, and political institutions. A host of problems boil out of this paradigm of power, including unsustainable resource use, rampant pollution as "externalities," and a new economic serfdom.
His most recent book is Think Like a Commoner: A Short Introduction to the Life of the Commons. It is essential to have viable alternatives to point to when telling the masses cherished concepts like capitalism and the free market simply do not work.
They designed and evolved the system to foster acquisition of the wealth and power they now hold. They will not see that system replaced without a fight—the mother of all fights.
Whether from nuclear winter, direct death from radiation exposure, or cancers due to radiation-mutated cells, a nuclear confrontation is a death sentence for human civilization. She is particularly worried about a US-Russia escalation in Ukraine.
She states that the US-Russia arsenals are the main thing to worry about, that smaller caches of nukes getting loosed would cause "nuclear autumn," killing perhaps a billion people—but not the whole planet.
She did not cite a reference, but I suspect she is unintentionally parroting one of those insane studies that says limited use of nuclear weapons is a survivable military strategy.
I find that proposition highly dubious—if the radiation releases from Fukushima can make Northern Pacific fish unsafe to eat, what damage would be done by hundreds of exploded nukes distributing their radiation by wind and atmospheric currents?
Flight attendants on supposedly hijacked planes not following standard hijack protocol; the lack of scrambled intercepts; during passenger phone calls to loved ones, lack of background noise consistent with the supposed situations on the planes; lack of plane debris at the Pentagon crash site; eyewitness accounts that a windowless non-passenger plane hit the second tower.
Even system clocks can be off by a minute or more. Apparently these neocon maniacs took their childhood Risk marathons way too seriously. After each clip, McPherson and Sliwa provide commentary about the clip and link the humor to contemporary events.
This is worth hearing, but I thought the bit selection and analysis could have been sharper. The rules are generally meant to apply to commercial seed operations, but in some cases are also being applied to non-profit seed-saving clubs and seed libraries, the burden of which makes such local sustainability efforts unworkable.
Neil Thaper, a staff attorney with the Sustainable Economies Law Center, a legal organization working to defend seed saving and heirloom seeds, discusses the issue. Topics include examples of government action against seed libraries; how laws are threatening the future of heirloom seeds; recommendations for avoiding such pitfalls when trading seeds or starting a seed bank.
Having spent some time saving seeds myself, I strongly support doing so in a community effort. But I also support participants getting knowledgeable on problems like cross-pollination, viability, storage methods, and other seed-saving hurdles that have nothing to do with government interference.
And, of course, the awesome, incomparable Like any narrowly targeted theme, plenty of songs are available, but song quality, um, varies. Carlin does another fine job in the series, making facts from a century ago come to life.
For that he gets a "4"; but for putting extra effort into bringing us the palpable horror of this war, this clip gets a "5". He says that half a century ago, he and other eco-activists were inspired by the direct-confrontation methods of the civil rights movement and applied similar energy and tactics in the fight to confront environmental issues.
But somewhere along the way, as groups like NRDC worked to reform the system, they became part of the system. And now progress on environmental issues has stalled or reversed. In his memoir Angels by the River, Speth calls for deeper challenges to the economic status quo as an approach that can solve problems of the environment, of working people, and of a broken political system.
The parasitic, plundering, predatory nature of plutocratic capitalism must be addressed. All other problems exist as a subset of that issue. Whether that can be done by trying to reform a political system that is totally captured and controlled by the benefactors of predatory capitalism is a dubious proposition, but worth trying in the absence of realistic alternatives.Target vs Walmart Case Study: Target Laval University 01/10/ To understand the struggles of Target during the economic crisis that started in , one has to comprehend the relationship Target has with the biggest discount retailer in the United States; Walmart.
Jul 22, · Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake MySpace page and harassing a . There’s no better story for explaining the real value of mastering supply chain management than the story of Kmart vs.
Wal-Mart. Born the same year, , and aimed at serving the same cost-conscious classes, Kmart appeared for the first 25 years to be the clear winner. Wal-Mart is an American retail chain that was founded in by Sam Walton. The company runs a chain of retail stores all over the world, and is ranked as the second largest public corporation in .
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