in September, one of the workers, who was not following procedure, damaged a safety valve on a container of UF6 gas. Now, UF6 gas is highly toxic. A couple puffs of it, and you’re dead. By not following procedure, he damaged a safety valve, and it released some traces of UF6 gas into the plant. Now, had that safety valve failed completely—there was 10,000 pounds of UF6 gas in that canister, and had that been released, it would have killed everybody within a six-mile radius of the facility in Metropolis, Illinois.
Jon disseminates the difference in perception between teacher pay and Wall Street executive pay. Perhaps we should ascribe the same performance based testing system to Wall Street we try to apply to teachers in schools with racially segregated and poverty stricken students.
The middle class working stiff has had enough in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and finally in the US. More than one hundred thousand are expected to swarm the capitol in Madison, Wisconsin today with thousands more holding protests at every state capitol in the country.
Governor Scott Walker speaks reverently about Ronald Reagan’s firing of air traffic controllers as a clear message to communist countries that American stands firm for freedom. If that reasoning makes no sense to you, you are not alone, but Walker clearly believed his benefactor, “David Koch” would understand.