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Author: Erik Loomis

Anger

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On August 16, 2011

I am very angry with myself. About a year ago, I was in a Seattle bar with djw. We were talking about the 2012 Republican presidential season. I noted that.

Brown Sugar

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On August 15, 2011

Another entry tonight from Elizabeth Fries Ellet's New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy, and Practical Housekeeper, from 1871. This bit is on adulterated sugar. "The sugar, if it be brown, without.

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Enjoy Your Tuna Sandwich

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In environment , fish , food
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On August 15, 2011
Greenpeace is launching a major new campaign against the tuna industry, built around the massive deaths to other species caused by the way albacore tuna is caught: Longlines are just that – long lines set by fishing vessels that stretch from buoy to buoy across...

Tainted Meat

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On August 14, 2011

Here's another recipe of sorts for you, from Elizabeth Fries Ellet's 1871 book New Cyclopaedia of Domestic Economy, and Practical Housekeeper. Really more of a practical tip on how to.

Why Verizon Matters

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In labor
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On August 14, 2011
Mark Engler has an excellent discussion of why the Verizon strike is so important, or as he puts it, the next Wisconsin: The parallel to Wisconsin is apt for several reasons. First, like the Republican elected officials in their attacks on unionized schoolteachers and other...

Labor Notes

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On August 13, 2011

1. Thirteen unions are boycotting the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte because North Carolina is a "right to work" state. These are mostly the building trades, for whom using.

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