every time I think I've found the wildest story about how energy companies simply refuse to share information with the public, I find something new that actually makes my jaw drop - but this parenthetical is glorious (http://www.baymills.org/resources/BMIC%20comments%20on%20Enbridge%20to%20USACE%20amended%20app.%204-24-19.pdf)
This time of year is tough for me because it's around when my dad had a massive stroke and we moved him into assisted living. While he was still living on his own we depended on home care aides to help him do stuff. This article is an excellent overview of how tough their job is, and how systematically undervalued home care workers are because of racist and sexist labor policies https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/2019/8/21/20694768/home-health-aides-elder-care
How am I only just now learning HARVARD tried to give accolades to Rick *($#*%(# Snyder, the man who presided over the poisoning of Michigan children? Harvard is one of the first in line to have its assets seized and redistributed in the revolution https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2019/06/30/former-governor-rick-snyder-harvard-university-fellow/1611867001/
This article on Fashionable Fatalism is reminding me of the article @stephestellar inked to on climate rage https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/20190823-tyson-fatalism And I'm also thinking of a Friend's recent observations on her trip to Honduras: "All the land defenders we met were women. We asked why, and they told us because they had nothing left to lose. The men were too busy holding on to their tiny morsels of privilege to be defenders." It's hard not to read fatalism as a luxury.
Wow almighty this story has EVERYTHING relevant to my interests: the EPA, unions, environmental testing in Michigan, and the government trying to bully the union by withholding air testing records https://federalnewsnetwork.com/workforce/2019/08/union-for-relocated-epa-employees-pushes-for-air-quality-records-promised-at-new-workplace/
if anyone's wondering how my week is going, our library website just migrated and broke a ton of records management stuff two weeks before I go on leave, Box is migrating to OneDrive this week, and a major library organization cited my work without actually, like, citing me for real. On the other hand.... my promotion goes into effect today.
Records, the carceral state & rape
I am very much not surprised to hear that records were falsified by the guards who fell asleep in the Epstein case. Records falsification is a massive issue in many regulatory environments, particularly with chronic staffing shortage issues. This happens in extractive industry, why wouldn't it happen in prisons?
Team Midwest forever and ever amen. Archivist and records manager. Climate comrade. My peaceable kingdom features snails, owls, and possums.
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