Connecticut Humane Society Critics Take Their Case To The Media

January 20, 2010
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Connecticut Humane Society Critics Take Their Case To The Media

A group of former Connecticut Humane Society workers and their supporters finally got the attention of traditional media today by setting up a press conference in East Hartford complete with former staff, volunteers and donors for the media to interview. Newspapers, the Associated Press and television and radio stations had ignored complaints up until this...

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OSHA Returns To Re-Inspect Connecticut Humane Society

January 19, 2010
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Copyright © 2010, CtWatchdog.com After apparently being hoodwinked last year by managers of the Connecticut Humane Society, two OSHA inspectors returned today to conduct a full investigation of conditions in the Newington-based facility. Robert Kowalski, acting Hartford-area director, confirmed the inspection, saying he sent one inspector and one supervisor to one of the oldest and...

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It Is So Very Important to Try a Little Parlez-vous …

January 19, 2010
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Isthmus. My new Rosetta Stone won’t help me much with that one. Putting together a quick trip to Panama, of course I happen on the word “isthmus.” “Isthmus” lives in Panama. But it is one of those words that likely you could go much of your entire adult life and never say out loud....

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Heat Turning Up On Connecticut Humane Society Management

January 18, 2010
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The next two days apparently will be interesting at the Connecticut Humane Society, where workers, former workers, volunteers and their supporters have targeted Richard Johnston, longtime president and board chairman, for removal. The CHS board of directors is scheduled to meet today (Tuesday), and it appears that Johnston will be grilled about accusations that...

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JC Penney No Iron Shirts: Consumer Reports Loves Them

January 18, 2010
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I have never been a big fan of JC Penney, in fact I don’t know how they could still be in business with all the competition it has. But a recent article in Consumer Reports is going to require me to check out a JC Penney. CR rates it Stafford Signature shirts non-iron shirts...

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Invitation Only Internet Shopping (Discount) Sites

January 18, 2010
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The only downside of Martin Luther King Day is that two days in a row I have not received my Wall Street Journal. So I pulled out from my pile a recent WSJ article I had save in its Personal Finance (my favorite) section about not very well known Internet discount shopping sites that...

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FURminator Review: A GREAT Tool To Rid Pets Of Extra Fur

January 18, 2010
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FURminator Review: A GREAT Tool To Rid Pets Of Extra Fur

If you are an animal lover like us (two dogs and two cats), odds are you spend some time dealing with shedding issues, including hairballs. Now if your animals sleep with you (three of them do including the BIG dog), you are also doing a lot of washing to get rid of the fur, especially...

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NY Times To Charge For Internet Access

January 18, 2010
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According to New York Magazine’s internet site New York Times Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr. “appears close to announcing that the paper will begin charging for access to its website” “After a year of sometimes fraught debate inside the paper, the choice for some time has been between a Wall Street Journal-type pay wall and the metered...

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“Secret Backdoor” Telephone Numbers For Bigwigs At Banks, Credit Card Companies Who Have The Power To Help

January 17, 2010
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“Secret Backdoor” Telephone Numbers For Bigwigs At Banks, Credit Card Companies Who Have The Power To Help

A big thanks to www.myfico.com for gathering and continuing to update backdoor telephone numbers that get you directly to credit analysts, credit departments, account managers and account specialists who have a lot more power in making decisions to help you with a credit problem. A "backdoor number" is one that gets you past front-line customer...

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