👍 The Devil We Know

This documentary details the story of how the companies 3M and DuPont knowingly exposed the entire world to a toxic chemical, known as C8, which causes cancer and birth defects and is now found in the blood of almost every person on Earth. C8 is so nasty and horrible that the scientists who studied the chemical named it “the devil’s piss”.

The Devil We Know [website]
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🤬 PG&E & bonuses

“PG&E said bonuses have historically constituted 6 to 20 percent of employees’ pay and brought their total compensation “in line with the market and their peers in the utility space.””

Why doesn’t PG&E pay its workers a market wage to begin with??? Why do PG&E’s workers need to rely on unreliable EOY bonuses in order to round out their yearly pay?

This makes no sense to me. Pay your workers a full wage to do their job. If they don’t do their job well, terminate their employment. Why in the world would you pay someone a less than fair wage and then keep them employed at the company if they fail to accomplish the requirements of their job???

Bankrupt California utility wants to give $235M in bonuses [SFGate]

🤬 Surprise! Rich white man gets short prison sentence

Paul Manafort sentenced to about 4 years in prison in Virginia case [Washington Post]

Caught selling or using drugs? You’re a dirty, no-good criminal who deserves to rot in jail for the majority of your adult life. This event will destroy your life and you deserve it.

Caught committing bank fraud and stealing millions of dollars from the United States government through tax evasion? You’re a “good friend” and a “generous person” who doesn’t deserve to be subject to “excessive” federal sentencing guidelines. We want to make sure we do not subject your life to unnecessary hardships.

This is the most insane explanation for a short prison sentence I’ve ever heard from a judge: Anyone who doesn’t think Manafort’s punishment is tough enough should “go and spend a day, a week in jail or in the federal penitentiary. He has to spend 47 months.”

Has this ever been a consideration when sentencing people for drug crimes? No. Never. Not once.

The message is simple: If you are wealthy, you do not deserve to be subject to the same punishments as others in society. If you are wealthy, you are a better human being than a person who is poor.

Our justice system is fucked.

🤬 Sonic is coming to Burlingame!

Guess who is dumping their crappy Comcast internet service for Sonic? ME!

My current bill for Comcast is $130/month. With Sonic, I will be getting the exact same gigabit internet speeds for only $40/month.

And that’s not even the best part: Sonic internet is uncapped! No more sucking internet through a tiny straw all month to ensure I stay below the 1 terabyte monthly usage limit!!! #stoked

Internet provider Sonic adding faster gigabit fiber service for 19 Bay Area neighborhoods [SF Chronicle]