Monday, December 3, 2012

L.A.-Long Beach harbors strike enters second week

L.A.-Long Beach harbors strike enters second week - CBS News

Union members counter that the issue involves management's desire to outsource jobs to places such as Taiwan and China, where shippers can pay lower wages for work that can be done on computer.

"It's important to us to keep those jobs here in the United States. We're fighting against corporate greed," Merrilees said.

Costas Gun Control Commentary Gets Notice

It was a courageous stance on the part of Costas. And he was right:

Bob Costas' "Sunday Night Football" halftime commentary supporting gun control sparked a Fox News Channel debate Monday on whether NBC should fire him and a Twitter storm involving Ted Nugent, Rosie O'Donnell, Herman Cain and many more.

The NBC sportscaster, who frequently delivers commentary at halftime of the weekly NFL showcase, addressed the weekend's murder-suicide involving Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

Costas said that the shooting has invoked the "mindless sports cliche" that "something like this really puts it all in perspective."

[...]If Jovan Belcher didn't possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today."

Belcher shot and killed Perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter, on Saturday morning, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in the parking lot of the team's practice facility.

Allowing High-Income Tax Cuts to Expire Would Reduce Deficits by $950 Billion over 10 Years

Source: C-SPAN