Current Events Utah

An Open Letter to Rep. James Matheson

Dear Rep. Matheson — I cannot believe that you support removing the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to implement water quality guidance for mountaintop removal sites (as demonstrated by your vote in roll call #129, supporting amendment #109 to H.R.1). I cannot believe that you support removing the EPA’s authority to protect citizens and residents of […]

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Still not happy …

… but at least there’s a semi-reasonable explanation for the most widely reported statistic regarding 2010 compensation; one that I can live with if I have to. Now, if we could just get our stock back out of the doldrums and performing again, at least my worries about the future would diminish, even while I’m […]

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As Wall Street Rebounds, So Does Top Pay (but not mine)

NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Morgan Stanley paid employees an average of $256,595 each in 2010, an increase of 7.5% from 2009. The firm set aside $16 billion for compensation and benefits last year, an overall 11% increase from the previous year as net revenue jumped 15%. Morgan Stanley has 62,542 employees, an increase of 3% from […]

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iPhone on Verizon? Yawn …

So the iPhone is finally going to be available to Verizon users … yee-HAW! Of course, I won’t be making the switch, and here’s why: Despite claims that their network is more robust, Verizon hasn’t proven that their 3G network can handle the substantially increased data volume that iPhone users will bring. On the bright […]

Current Events Word Play

Poetry Friday

from “Experiencing Death” I had imagined being there beneath sunlight with the procession of martyrs using just the one thin bone to uphold a true conviction And yet, the heavenly void will not plate the sacrificed in gold A pack of wolves well-fed full of corpses celebrate in the warm noon air aflood with joy […]

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World AIDS Day 2010

World AIDS Day is celebrated on December 1 each year around the world. It has become one of the most recognised international health days and a key opportunity to raise awareness, commemorate those who have passed on, and celebrate victories such as increased access to treatment and prevention services. There’s a general sense, even among […]