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Ralph Nader: Engineers Often the First To Notice Waste, Fraud and Safety Issues

McGruber writes: In Scientific American, Ralph Nader writes about the decades of struggles by conscientious engineers -- whether employees or consultants -- who strive to balance professional ethics with occupational survival. Nader writes: "[T]oday's engineers are working in an improved environment for taking their conscience to work. Yet much more remains to be done to safeguard the ability of engineers to speak truth to the powers-that-be. For starters, the word whistle-blower -- once popular...
Tags: Tech, Boeing, Ralph Nader, Congressional, Nader, McGruber, Notice Waste Fraud

Boeing's New Plan: Replace Human Inspectors With Technology

"Boeing is pushing ahead on a plan to cut about 900 inspectors, replacing their jobs with technology improvements at its Seattle area factories, despite being under fire for software flaws in the 737 Max and quality issues in its other aircraft," reports USA Today. "The union has raised an outcry, calling it a 'bad decision' that will 'eliminate the second set of eyes on thousands of work packages' in its newsletter to members." Some 451 inspectors will be transferred to other jobs this year, ...
Tags: Tech, West Coast, Usa Today, Seattle, Boeing, Ralph Nader, Federal Aviation Administration, Ethiopian Airlines

The Ten Commandments or ‘Ten Thousand Commandments’

The Ten Commandments or ‘Ten Thousand Commandments’ On Mt. Sinai, the Lord handed Moses the Ten Commandments divinely traced by His own finger. The Torah expounded these into 613 laws; but in 2018 the collected regulations issued by the federal government, known as the Federal Register, took up 61,308 pages. The quantity did nothing to improve the laws’ quality, as the Competitive Enterprise Institute notes in the latest edition of its annual report, Ten T...
Tags: Congress, Germany, Religion, Barack Obama, Eu, Spain, Ted, Italy, Brussels, CEI, Ralph Nader, Federal Register, Trump, Ben, Jehovah, CC BY SA

Ralph Nader: Boeing 737 Max 'should never fly again'

Ralph Nader, the noted consumer rights advocate, called for a recall and consumer boycott of the Boeing jet grounded by regulators across the globe after two deadly crashes. His niece, 24-year-old Samya Stumo, was among the 157 victims of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash last month, less than...
Tags: Boeing, Ralph Nader, Ethiopian Airlines, Samya Stumo

Here’s The Backstory Of The Publisher That Might Land Roger Stone In Jail

In December, Tony Lyons, the president of Skyhorse Publishing, pitched Roger Stone on reissuing an old book with a new, anti-Russia-probe introduction as a way for Stone “to set the record straight, clear his name, reach a wider audience and make some money.” Now the book, republished in February with the new title “The Myth of Russia Collusion,” has put Stone in legal jeopardy. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has demanded that he explain how the books squares with the gag order she im...
Tags: London, News, Putin, Germany, Russia, Fbi, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cia, Hitler, Howard Stern, Jfk, Ralph Nader, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Publishers Weekly, Roger Stone

Is It Love or Infatuation?

Falling in love feels euphoric, transporting us into a world of vivid colors. Everything is new and exciting. At first glance, it’s not much different from the experience of infatuation. However, over time, a love relationship evolves into a deep intimacy that strengthens each partner, while infatuation erodes one’s self-esteem, triggers addiction, and fosters insecurity. How do you know if what you have is love or infatuation? Here are a few ways you can begin to distinguish between the two. ...
Tags: Psychology, UK, General, Relationships, Love, Self-help, Self-esteem, Intimacy, Dating, Valentine's Day, Infatuation, Woody Allen, Ralph Nader, Robert Redford, Henry Kissinger, Naim

Question of the Week: What do you think about third-party candidates for president in 2020?

In most any other democracy on Earth, having a third- — or fourth-, or fifth- — party candidate become a major player in a presidential or prime ministerial election would not be an aberration at all. It would be the norm. In our nation, though the names of the two strongest parties often changed up until the mid-19th century, no third-party candidate has ever won the presidential election. Not that such candidates have not had an influence on presidential polling. In 1912, Theodore Roosevelt, w...
Tags: Texas, Opinion, New York City, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Editorials, Bill Clinton, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Green Party, George W Bush, Michael Bloomberg, Ralph Nader, George H W Bush, Al Gore

7 Ways to Let Go of a Past Love

According to Oscar Wild, “the heart was made to be broken.” Few experiences are as painful as severing the ties with a romantic partner — even if you’re the one who initiated the breakup. Your world may feel groundless, colorless, meaningless. However, a heartbreak can also inspire surprising self-growth and gift you with a sense of independence and vitality that you didn’t know what possible. Often tears fertilize the seeds of self-transformation and nurture a new self that needed to be discov...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Divorce, Self-help, Woody Allen, Breakups, Grieving, Grief And Loss, Ralph Nader, Robert Redford, Personal Growth, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, Coping, Heartache, Buddhist

Howard Schultz defends voting record as he considers independent 2020 presidential run

Howard Schultz, the billionaire former chief executive of Starbucks, who is considering running as an independent candidate in the next US presidential election, has defended his voting record. Mr Schultz, 65, blamed his busy travel schedule and a lack of local engagement for missing dozens of state, county and midterm elections. “Listen, I traveled all over the world. It’s not an excuse,” Mr Schultz told a packed auditorium. “I’ve not been as engaged locally as perhaps I could have been”.  He m...
Tags: News, White House, US, America, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Seattle, Donald Trump, Ralph Nader, Bush, Reuters, Al Gore, Schultz, Seattle Times, Sheri, Issaquah Washington

"Not only the fact that this president is not qualified to be the president, but the fact that both parties are consistently not doing what’s necessary on behalf of the American people and are engaged, every single day, in revenge politics..."

Said Howard Schultz, quoted in "Ex–Starbucks CEO Could Get Trump Re-elected/Howard Schultz thinks politics are broken, and may run for president as an independent. Democrats think that’s a terrible idea" (The Atlantic), which begins: "Before there was Jill Stein, there was Ralph Nader. Before there was Nader, there was Ross Perot. None won. All argued that the Republican Party and the Democratic Party were basically the same, and the only way to make real change was to ditch them both. Each was ...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Howard Schultz, Starbucks, Republican Party, Ralph Nader, Democratic Party, Nader, Jill Stein, Ann Althouse, Trump Re, 2020 Campaign, Ross Perot None

Eastern Red Cedars and Christmas Past

Our grown children were scattered hither and yon this Christmas, so Rose and I downsized Yuletide with a raggedy Eastern red cedar, instead of a sculpted Fraser fir. Meanwhile, I stayed merry and bright in a larger sense. I made the rounds in a Santa suit leavened with a puffy pillow. We dug a cedar (Juniperus virginiana)from our Salvisa farm. It had unmistakable charm—even if I was the only one who thought so. There were obvious advantages to our little tree. It was a blessing to be...
Tags: Gardening, Usda, Santa, North Carolina, Ralph Nader, Louisville, Rose, University Of Georgia, North Carolina State University, Louisville Kentucky, Fraser, Darling, It's the Plants, Mike Hayman, Cedar Hill, Salvisa

How California’s independents can break one-party rule

America’s only non-partisan governor, Alaska’s Bill Walker, abruptly pulled out of his re-election bid last week. This illustrates a political rule that applies to independent candidates across the country, and in California, particularly. Steve Poizner, who is running for California insurance commissioner as an independent, has followed a path similar to the one that led to Walker’s victory in Alaska in 2014. Walker had been a Republican, having lost the primary for governor in 2010. Poizner ha...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, America, Sport, Soccer, Alaska, Orange County, Ralph Nader, Bill Walker, Cox, Allen, Walker, Ross Perot, Teddy Roosevelt, Tom Campbell

Bob Crandall Says Deregulation Gives Us Cramped Seating. Here’s What Will Give Us a Better Product.

Airline deregulation was opposed by nearly all US airlines in 1978. It was championed by Senator Ted Kennedy (and his aide now Justice Stephen Breyer) and by consumer advocate Ralph Nader and signed into law by Jimmy Carter. Bob Crandall was against deregulation then, and he's against it now in retirement. And he's blaming it for cramped airline seating. He also calls codesharing a 'fraud' to fool people. Continue reading Bob Crandall Says Deregulation Gives Us Cramped Seating. Here’s What Wi...
Tags: Travel, Advice, US, Ralph Nader, Stephen Breyer, Ted Kennedy, Bob Crandall, Jimmy Carter Bob Crandall

Ralph Nader recalls life under surveillance by General Motors

In a web exclusive, the consumer advocate explains how a run in with GM fueled his career.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Ralph Nader

Ralph Nader wants you to wear a seat belt

...because he fought the auto industry for increased safety. And won.
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McSally Crushes Right-Wing Hardliners, Setting Up Arizona Senate Slug Match

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) easily defeated her two right-wing opponents to win her state’s Senate nomination Tuesday, setting up a marquee matchup against fellow Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). McSally led former state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio by wide margins, with 51 percent of the vote to 29 percent for Ward and 20 percent for Arpaio, when the Associated Press called the race shortly before midnight EST. McSally’s comfortable win comes after she and her all...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Iraq, Gop, Arizona, Associated Press, Nevada, John Mccain, Dc, Joe Arpaio, Ralph Nader, Trump, Ward, McCain, Arpaio

McSally’s Trump Embrace Could Boost Dems’ Chances At Arizona Senate Seat

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) appears to be poised to win her Tuesday Senate primary over a pair of hardline conservatives. But the way she had to win that race may turn it into a pyrrhic victory. McSally was forced into the arms of President Trump and away from her formerly centrist positions on immigration in order to ward off conspiracy theorist-loving former state Sen. Kelli Ward (R) and former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R), spending heavily on ads promoting her work with the president...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Gop, House, Arizona, Dc, Republican Party, Joe Arpaio, Ralph Nader, Trump, Ward, Tucson, Arpaio, Jim Kolbe, Maricopa County

Stolen Elections, Voting Dogs And Other Fantastic Fables From The GOP Voter Fraud Mythology

Made possible by P resident Trump started talking about voter fraud after the 2016 election in the service of his ego — the most powerful force in American politics today. He argued incessantly that he had won not just the Electoral College but also the popular vote “if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally .” He called for a “ major investigation ” into voting by “those who are illegal ,” as well people registered in two states and dead people . His fellow Republ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Minnesota, Mississippi, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, Alabama, Los Angeles, Dnc, Atlanta, Georgia, Reagan

Nader, on Citizens United

At almost every event at which I speak about the Constitution or the Supreme Court to a general audience, somebody will raise a hand and say they strongly oppose the Court's Citizens United ruling. I always respond by asking that person to explain, "for the benefit of the audience," what the Supreme Court decided in Citizens United. Without fail the person (a) does not know what the organization, Citizens United, was and what the government sought to prevent it from doing and (b) wrongly reports...
Tags: Supreme Court, Hillary Clinton, Aclu, Citizens United, New York Times, Ralph Nader, Branding, Nader, David Cole, Jason Mazzone, Court s Citizens United, Citizens United Without

Ralph Nader On Apple's Billions

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader is not impressed with how Apple is spending its excess billions. Nader shares his suggestions for the company with NPR's Scott Simon.
Tags: Apple, News, Npr, Ralph Nader, Nader

SF Book Review: Part 28

Of course, I've been reviewing a bunch of recent Hugo nominees separately, but it's been a while since I caught up on reviews of other SF I've been reading, so let's get to it: Eon by Greg Bear - Before I left on vacation last week I posted a poll on twitter asking which SF book I should listen to during the drive (embedded in the vacation was also the annual Operation Cheddar side-mission, which also involves a lot of time in-car). Despite around 400 impressions, only four of you jerks voted, ...
Tags: Movies, US, Bob, Suarez, Ralph Nader, Daniel Suarez, Eon, John Varley, Sobol, Scalzi, Von Neumann, Greg Bear, Iain M Banks, Varley, Greg Bear Before, Daemon

In 1961, a Star-Studded Group of Racers Put Two Corvairs Through an Endurance Test

Before there was a Camaro, before there was even a Chevy II or Nova—and before Ralph Nader ruined its reputation—the Corvair was Chevrolet’s sporty compact. Yes, it was kinda funky looking, and yes it had an air-cooled engine that was mounted in the “wrong” end of the car. But there were a lot of go-fast goodies offered for the Corvair in its day. Tuners ranging from old-school hot rodders like Barney Navarro to Chevy dealer/racer Don Yenko tried their hand at making them faster and competing in...
Tags: Featured, Chevy, Chevrolet, Lucas, Ralph Nader, Petersen, Thomas, Riverside, Shelby, Christy, Hot Rod, John Christy, Riverside International Raceway, Corvair, Carroll Shelby, Don Yenko

Ask the author: “We the Corporations”

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Adam Winkler on the occasion of the publication of Winkler’s book “We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights” (Liveright, 2018, $28.95, pp. 471). Adam Winkler is a professor of law at the University of California at Los Angeles. His last book was “Gunfight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America” (W.W. Norton, 2011). Welcome, Adam, and thank you for taking the time to participate in this ques...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Book Reviews, America, Ford, Citizens United, Davis, Ferguson, Lgbtq, Dodge, Naacp, Chamber of Commerce, Exxon, Kennedy

Jeff Flake eyes 2020 primary challenge to stop President Trump

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., seen above, said he may stand up against President Trump in 2020, either as a Republican or an independent, if no one else does. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File) By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. — Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump. And Flake, a Republican senator from Arizona, may stand up against the Republican president in 2020 — either as a Republican or an independent — if no...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, Sport, Soccer, Gop, New Hampshire, House, Arizona, Ohio, Associated Press, Republican, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee

March 7 roundup

What’s worse than undermining Section 230, charter of Internet freedom? Turning it all into a pinata for trial lawyers [No go, NRO; earlier on SESTA and FOSTA] Carve-out to Section 230 in name of fighting sex trafficking could erode protection for other businesses against being sued [WSJ editorial] More: Karol Markowicz; “If You Owe the IRS Over $51,000, It Can Trap You in the United States” [Brian Doherty, Reason] How far can a theft ring go in stealing a rental vehicle before the police st...
Tags: Taxes, Law, Uncategorized, Social Media, United States, New York Times, Irs, Ralph Nader, David Leonhardt, Brian Doherty Reason, Sharky Laguana, Federalism, Service Animals, Executive Authority, Karol Markowicz, Noah Lehmann Haupt

Ralph Nader Fast Facts

Read CNN's Ralph Nader Fast Facts and learn more about the life of the consumer advocate and former candidate for president.
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Tech, Data, Music and Unintended Consequences

In this piece, Bim Ditson looks at the collision of the life a musician with the harsh realities of capitalism, the consolidation of power online, and the dangers of life on the road. ___________________________ Guest post by Bim Ditson from CASH Music I was asked to write about the consolidation of power online. After a number of months researching and learning about the complex forces and systems at work. I wrote a technical paper about Google, Facebook, and Amazon. The paper ou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Music, Youtube, White House, America, Social Media, George Orwell, Guest Post, Portland, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Orwell, Ralph Nader, Music Business

Ralph Nader calls out Amazon

In the last three years, Amazon’s stock has gone from $300 per share to more than $1,300.
Tags: Amazon, Finance, Article, Ralph Nader, FBN, Fbn/markets, FOXBusiness, FOX BUSINESS/MARKETS, FOX BUSINESS/INVESTING AND TRANSACTIONS/Dividends, 320978c9-6723-4c7b-b13e-2602d315eb9e

From the Pontiac Phantom to the Mini-Camaro and Monza GT: The Cars of Studio X

Based on extensive research of work orders by Studio X designer Roy Lonberger and GM Design chief archivist Christo Datini, we traced 11 notable designs most accurately cited as following the awesome Stingray Racer from Bill Mitchell’s original Studio X. Learn more about GM’s Studio X in this feature. 1961–’62 XP-777 Monza GT This mid-engine beauty started as a Chevrolet Engineering study of a front-engine, front-wheel-drive Corvair as a reaction to safety activist Ralph Nader’s charge...
Tags: Vw, Classic Cars, Gm, Chevy, Volkswagen, Concept Cars, Camaro, Mitchell, Ralph Nader, Car Lists, Pontiac, Shinoda, Dean, Bill Mitchell, Monza, Bill Davis