9-11 Inc.

Ten years ago on September 11th, I was in a place not unlike many Americans, essentially surrounded by Europeans in a Las Vegas youth hostel trying desperately to sleep off a hangover…but that morning I heard people chattering, something about burning buildings, plane crashes and how it all looked like a movie, and through my bleary-eyed state, at first I thought they…

BP: Cutting the pay of cleanup workers – the e-mails

Ah the life of a BP catastraphuk cleanup worker: used to be the only hazard to the job was inhaling benzene, Corexit and other assorted toxins from spilled crude due to a lack of respirators, (those masks look bad in the company brochure) but you know, once one gets used to a set of difficult…