Tag: undue corporate influence

Apropos of S.F.’s ‘Millions Against Monsanto March’… Why We Can’t Win (Yet)

April 7th, 2011, No Comments

While looking at the announcement for this weekend’s demonstration in San Francisco regarding the ever-rising dissatisfaction of the public with unknown ‘tinkering’ in genetics and the food supply, I read a notice sent to me by the New York State Attorney General’s office. An appeal to them was made when it became apparent to me […]

The Unenforceable Law: Chemical Battery

March 24th, 2011, No Comments

My last post described the fact that I was forced to file a complaint with the Bar Association of New York about the lack of tangible work product in the prosecution of my lawsuit (re: pesticide poisoning) over the past five years. A major area of disagreement in prosecuting the suit was my insistence that […]

My Case Continues: The Morality of Litigation, part IV

March 16th, 2011, No Comments

My case, cited here, disappeared before the court in an unusual decision made in 2007. As my (then) five year old case was still missing the lion’s share of discovery documents and a witness list, it was marked ‘disposed’ with leave to renew once we’d done our homework. In a highly unusual move, the court […]

Toxics: Common Threads from Fracking to Pesticides

February 27th, 2011, 2 Comments

The New York Times published an impressive article on ‘fracking’ or the extraction of gas fuel from deep underground wells by “…injecting huge amounts of water, mixed with sand and chemicals, at high pressures to break up rock formations and release the gas.”. Entitled, “Regulation Lax as Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers” by Ian […]

Fixing America Ltd.; How is it Supposed to Work?

November 25th, 2010, 2 Comments

The recent conviction of terrorist Ahmed Khalfan Ghailani proved that citizens can effectively implement justice in a system intended to be managed by civilians, preventing the military from ever taking supremacy over a government, “…of the people, by the people, for the people.”. The question remains why this normal judicial process was so long delayed. […]

The Whistle-blower Express: Calling Lisa Jackson!

October 17th, 2010, No Comments

Administrator Lisa Jackson is one of the busiest people in America. Her recent appointment to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is of enormous importance to citizens throughout the world. Not since Carol Browner’s tenure in the Clinton White House, have we seen anyone as committed to the reduction of toxic substances in our personal […]

Derailing Discussion about Jobs:

September 6th, 2010, No Comments

All you have to do is bring up the phrase, “Free Market Economy”. Bob Herbert’s column, “Of Janitors and Kings” was, as usual, a fascinating commentary about our society from the vantage point of newly unemployed, low-wage workers. Most interesting is the information which wasn’t printed. We don’t know why this Goliath corporation needed to […]

WHEN IS ENOUGH ACTUALLY ENOUGH? ASBESTOS IN AMERICA

August 31st, 2010, No Comments

The Times-Dispatch in Virginia published an article by Jim Morris, an excellent journalist on environmental issues. It is terrifyingly titled, “US Asbestos Toll May Reach A Half Million Deaths”. Most of you likely think this substance has been banned by now. Many of us recall the scandal of so many military personnel exposed to it […]

The Morality of Litigation – Part II

August 15th, 2010, No Comments

Remembering the Principles (Part 1, ‘Forgetting the Principles’ is here and Part 3, ‘Enforcing the Principles’ is here) By now, you’ve gotten your cup of hot, McDonald’s coffee as suggested at the end of my last post on litigation. Our court system was designed to compensate victims and rectify social injustices in America. These principles […]

The Morality of Litigation – Part I

August 7th, 2010, No Comments

Forgetting the Principles The United States of America is not a democracy. Hopefully, this statement won’t shock the average reader in this age of information. Our country operates as a ‘Republic’, meaning that we elect people to make decisions for us instead of voting directly to create the laws by which we live. We use […]

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