Jacket company Weatherproof has posted a billboard in Times Square over Red Lobster.. with a picture of President Obama in front of the great wall of china, with the line “A Leader In Style.” Though President Obama is a pretty big celebrity, the company made one mistake… they never got the permission to use this picture.
The company now calls the jacket he was wearing “The Obama Jacket.”
Company president Freddie Stollmack has been gloating over the president’s choice since he ordered a high-res version of the photo and examined the logo and zipper pull with a magnifying glass to determine that it …continue reading
On January 5th, The New York Times discovered that clothing stores such as H&M and Wal-Mart throw out their brand-new unsold clothing… which is nothing new, but to make sure people can’t just take home trash bags filled with clothes, the companies tore holes and shredded the clothing. After backlash, the company has decided they will no longer destroy clothing but instead donate it to charity, as they should have been doing all along.
“It will not happen again,” said Nicole Christie, a spokeswoman for H & M in New York. “We are committed 100 percent to make sure this practice is …continue reading
Despite the fact that David Paterson is a widely unpopular governor on his way out and despite the fact that the New York State legislature is a bevy of corruption, the governor used his State of the State address to legislators to discuss ethics and vowed to bring reform to Albany.
On the heels of former State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno being found guilty on several felony counts and current State Senator (though likely not for long) Hiram Monserrate being found guilty of assaulting his girlfriend, a push to bring some sort of ethics into a chamber …continue reading
There are more than 80,000 different chemicals that are used commercially around the country but a watered down bill written decades ago has allowed companies to keep nearly 20 percent of them secret from the public to keep customers from getting scared off from purchasing products if they knew what was in them.
The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1974 requires that all companies reveal all chemicals that they use in manufacturing their product. Unless, as the law says, they want to keep the chemicals secret to protect their profitability. Some law, huh? Sort of like saying that …continue reading
The economists at the American Economic Association, or any economists for that matter, rarely come to a consensus on anything but had no problem doing just that as they concluded that the chances of the United States economy growing in 2010 aren’t good.
In fact, many of the economists who attended the group’s annual convention also believe that the next decade would not be particularly fruitful as the group suggested that the economy will grow less than two percent over the next 10 years.
Former chief of the National Bureau of Economic Research Martin Feldstein simply offered …continue reading