Cliff Weathers

10 Subtle Signs You’re About to Get Canned

There are obvious signs you’re about to be terminated: You’ve had several poor performance reviews, you don’t get along with your supervisor, or your company is having financial difficulties. And some employees deserve to be let go: they may be unproductive, confrontational, dishonest, or abusive.

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Nuclear 'Ticking Time Bomb' Is a Real Threat to New York, but the Feds Don't Seem to Care

A little more than a year ago, a transformer fire and oil spill reminded the world that Indian Point, an aging nuclear power plant, sits only about 40 miles north of midtown Manhattan. Later it was revealed that the fire was caused by a short circuit due to insulation failure in a high-voltage coil in the transformer.

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The Most Brazen Rip-Off Ever? How the Beverage Industry Brainwashed You to Fear Tap Water

The following is the latest in a new series of articles on AlterNet called Fear in America that launched this March. Read the introduction to the series.

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'Pro Life' GOPer Says It's Fine For Kids to Die in the Name of God

In a deeply religious section of Idaho, a Republican state representative says that the state has no right to protect children from their parents who refuse them needed medical treatment in favor of faith healing.

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Bill O’Reilly Totally Loses It, Threatens Reporter

Bill O’Reilly has raised the bar in his war against journalists. Late last night, The New York Times disclosed that O’Reilly threatened a reporter during a phone conversation with him discussing possible embellishments he made regarding his reporting during the Falklands War.

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Pot is 114 Times Safer Than Booze, Says Study

A new report, by the journal Scientific Reports, finds that marijuana is far safer than other recreational drugs, including and especially alcohol.

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Your HR Department Hates You: How Corporate Overseers Exploit Workers

For most of the 20th century, corporations got along just fine without human resources departments. Instead, they had personnel managers who found new employees and handled the welfare of those on payroll. Personnel managers were pretty low on the corporate totem pole, quietly administering a multitude of banal tasks.

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St. Louis Cops Turned Off Camera to Hide Abuse of Suspect

St. Louis cops turned off a dashboard camera that recorded them tasering and kicking a man pulled over at a traffic stop. But as the cops were abusing Cortez Bufford, a female officer told them to stop as a camera in a police car was still videorecording. 

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Why Chipotle Can Make You Fat

A New York Times report on “fast casual” restaurants shows that the meals from such establishments can really pile on the calories. In fact, one meal might have a day’s worth of calories or more.

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NSA's Massive Cyber-Spying Efforts Called "Superhuman"

A leading software security company has suggested that the U.S. Government is behind the spyware it has found in the hard drives of numerous consumers, and that this stealth software may be part of the most sophisticated international cyber-surveillance program ever seen. And computers may have been infected with this software as far back as 2001.

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