Thursday, September 22, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
This New York magazine survey is a look at people's annual salaries.
On the list is 50 Cent, Tom Stewart, a Tower Records stock clerk, John Lennon, writer Malcolm Gladwell, Martha Stewart, Lori Lyons, a garbagewoman, and David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker magazine.
I've included a partial list below. It's not in any order. The list is interesting, funny and sad all at the same time.
Who Makes How Much
Sister Marie of the Precious Blood
Cocaine dealer, Lower East Side
($275 per one-eighth ounce)
Rockers, Room on Fire (570,000 copies sold at roughly
$1.50 per album)
Artistic director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Tower Records clerk
Conductor, New York Philharmonic
General manager, Metropolitan Opera
Mezzo-soprano, Metropolitan Opera
($15,000 per performance)
Street musician, Astor Place subway station
(last name withheld) First-year broker
Superintendent, 209 W. 97th St.
(advance, plus $250,000 New Yorker salary and $30,000 per speaking engagement)
Chairman, CEO, and president, Cablevision
Edgar Bronfman Jr.
CEO, Warner Music Group
Chairman and CEO, JetBlue Airways
CEO, New York Stock Exchange
Consultant, McKinsey & Co.
Actress, upcoming untitled Oliver Stone 9/11 film
Actor, Flight Plan
Sarah Jessica Parker
(plus $1 million for the upcoming Failure to Launch)
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Hurricane Katrina refugees are without and in need of our help. Perhaps you have already donated $$$ or offered your services in some way. However, many of us are unable to physically help.
Since the victims must be able to carry their belongings the idea of providing a backpack stuffed with necessities is our core goal. As a mother of four, I am particularly aware of the needs of families.
I am asking everyone who reads this to purchase a backpack (or donate a gently used one). Please fill this pack with any of the items on the FEMA approved list (see FILES).
In addition, since my #1 concern is for the numerous children displaced by the storm, who are in strange places without any comfort items.
I am requesting you fill these care packs with a child in mind, from newborn to teen, and pregnant mothers, as well.
See FILES for my suggestions for EXTRAS specifically with children in mind.
FEMA's list has the basic necessities for survival, but let us not forget there are children affected.
Life should not be ONLY about survival for ANY CHILD IN THIS WORLD.
But for chances of birth & life any of our families or us could have been one of those uprooted by this natural disaster.
Please read the messages on this group page, as I have included many pertinent details and instructions. Also, see FILES for a copy of my original letter urging my friends and family to help out. READ THE LETTER COMPLETELY so you understand fully the Back on Track Care Packs Project. You may use it to forward to all of your friends and family.
Addresses and contact names will be listed under DATABASE.
This Page is constantly being updated and FILES added. Check back as needed, and feel free to e-mail me at anytime @ firstname.lastname@example.org I will reply as soon as possible with answers and information.
The effort is part of the Big Mama's Church, which posts the addresses of where to send the backpacks.
Other distinct ways, dosomething.org, healthehood.com
Thursday, September 08, 2005
This from the Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones remembers attending an emergency training session in August 2001 with the
Federal Emergency Management Agency that discussed the three most likely catastrophes to strike the United States.
First on the list was a terrorist attack in New York. Second was a super-strength hurricane hitting New Orleans. Third was a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault.
Now that the first two have come to pass, she and other earthquake experts are using the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity to reassess how California would handle a major temblor.
Read the rest here.