Tag: industry regulation

Is Your Home in Ruins?

September 9th, 2016, No Comments

We’ve seen the awful sights of Syria’s ruined cities, smoke emanating from the rubble of buildings that used to be homes. The story of those abandoning the destruction is well known to newspaper readers and television viewers via the images of the Syrians trudging towards transportation and the hope of shelter. Earlier blog posts here […]

Dignity At Work

July 6th, 2014, No Comments

Among the more valuable perks of having a good education is the ability to pick and choose the kind of work you’d like to do while making your way through life.  My work experiences began at twelve, babysitting for the child of a divorcee for fifteen hours per week after school.   In later years, a Master of Arts […]


December 30th, 2013, No Comments

This post isn’t intended to toot my own horn. It happened awhile ago but will hopefully address an issue I’ve run into numerous times in my travels. Meeting many along the way, there were some who felt afraid to converse about politics and educational freedoms for reasons they didn’t confide. So, here’s testimony to the […]

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 […]

Where are the Responsible Professionals in Pest Control? I Know You’re Out There!

January 14th, 2011, No Comments

I wrote an article in 2002 about the forms of pest control typically used in schools to the detriment of both children and adults. Titled, “Getting the Bugs Out”, it was the first article I published after losing my ability to work from the effects of pesticide poisoning suffered in a school I was supervising […]


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 Free Market Economy Requires Freedom of Information

July 2nd, 2010, 2 Comments

or Must We File A FOIA Request to Go Shopping? This post began with an ad for perfume. For infants. The fragrance industry has been under scrutiny by various consumer watch-dog groups given the fact that they are not subject to FDA regulatory oversight for product safety. Nonetheless, some fragrance chemicals have been identified as […]

Public, Meet “Sound Science” and get the facts about Second Hand Smoke

June 22nd, 2010, No Comments

The current New England Journal of Medicine (June 17, 2010; No. 24V.362:2319-2325) has an important article offered as free full text to online readers entitled, “Regulation of Smoking in Public Housing” (Winnikoff, Gottlieb and Mello). The introduction summarizes how the regulation of smoking in public and workplaces has led to very significant improvements in public […]


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