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Oregon meat distributor sued after worker killed in running blender

FOX2now.com

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – The family of a cleaning worker who was killed when he fell into a running industrial meat blender at an Oregon plant is suing the meat distributor for $5 million.

The Oregonianreports that the lawsuit filed last week in Clackamas County Circuit Court accused Interstate Meat Distributors of failing to follow safety procedures.

The 41-year-old man, Hugo Avalos-Chanon of Portland, was working for a cleaning contractor in April 2013 when the machine turned on and he was pulled into the equipment legs first. There were no eyewitnesses, but fellow workers heard his screams.

The president of Interstate Meat Distributors, Darrin Hoy, has been asked by phone and email to comment on the lawsuit.

The company grinds and packages hamburger for commercial customers in Oregon and southwest Washington.

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Food Rewards

Kanlaon

Oh the sun is shining, and the world is fine.

Self is sticking to the Photo Challenge this week, REWARD.

Two of these fine establishments are at most a 15-minute walk from the Mendocino Art Center.

Seafood Fettucine from The Mendocino Café, last Saturday Seafood Fettucine from The Mendocino Café, last Saturday

Garden Bakery, between Ukiah and Albion Street, Mendocino Garden Bakery, between Ukiah and Albion Street, Mendocino

And here’s a place where self used to hang out in, when son was still going to school in Sacred Heart Prep: Ann’s Coffee Shop. Parents would arrange to meet here for breakfast, after dropping their kids off at school.

Coconut Cream Pie, Freshly Baked: Ann's Coffee Shop in downtown Menlo Park Coconut Cream Pie, Freshly Baked: Ann’s Coffee Shop in downtown Menlo Park

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.

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Top Ten Tuesday: My 10 Favorite Books from the Last Three Years

Fig and Thistle

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Today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is to list my favorite ten books from the past three years. Here you go…

  1. The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
  2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  3. Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  4. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  5. Return of the Natives by Thomas Hardy
  6. The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
  7. Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Lefanu
  8. Bring Up the Bodies by Hilary Mantel
  9. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
  10. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym

The one thing that all of these books have in common is that they are on my “re-read” list. I know I’ll visit them again and that makes me pretty durn happy.

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Missouri revenues still up close to 5 percent from last year

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The state budget director says increases in Missouri’s revenues are holding steady at close to a 5 percent growth from last year.

Budget Director Linda Luebbering on Tuesday reported 4.9 percent growth in general revenue this fiscal year, close to Gov. Jay Nixon’s estimate of 4.6 percent.

Nixon’s used that number to guide spending restrictions on roughly $700 million approved for use by the Legislature last session.

The Tuesday announcement also notes February’s revenues increased 4.4 percent compared to the same time last year.

Individual income tax collections grew 5.6 percent in February and 6.4 percent so far this fiscal year.

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Science and Technology: Anarchist Perspectives

Robert Graham's Anarchism Weblog

Yoked to the Machine Yoked to the Machine

Continuing with my installments from “The Anarchist Current,” the afterword to Volume Three of Anarchism: A Documentary History of Libertarian Ideas, I discuss anarchist perspectives on science and technology. Although some anarchists, such as Carlo Cafiero, took a somewhat uncritical view of technology, other anarchists developed a sophisticated critique of the role of science and technology in modern capitalist societies, a critique that was sharpened by later anarchists and their fellow travellers, such as Paul Goodman and Ivan Illich. As Gustav Landauer argued, this more critical perspective on science and technology helped to distinguish the views of the anarchists from other revolutionary currents, particularly Marxism, which saw technological development as the key to social emancipation.

science and tech

Science and Technology

The anarchist critique of science and technology goes back at least to Proudhon, who denounced machinery which, “after having degraded the worker by giving…

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Apasra Hongsakula

Apasra Hongsakula assustou a Tailândia e o mundo após divulgar fotos recentes que mostram sua aparência atual. O motivo desse espanto todo? Apasra foi a primeira representante tailandesa a ser corada Miss Universo, mas isso foi em 1965.

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