AP’s Today in History for June 20th
Lizzie Borden found innocent of a grisly double murder; Britain’s Queen Victoria begins rule; Race-related rioting hits Detroit; Muhammad Ali convicted in Vietnam War-era draft case; ‘Jaws’ premieres
Breakfast Tune Pete Seeger & Fred Hellerman – Draft Dodger Rag (Live at the Phil Ochs Memorial Concert, 1976)
Something to think about, Breakfast News & Blogs below
- What happened to the Squad?
Leonard C. Goodman
- Uber and Lyft Donated to Community Groups Who Then Pushed the Companies’Agenda
Dara Kerr and Maddy Varner
- Meet the Censored: Bret Weinstein
- Recession has Nearly Ended for High-Wage Workers, but Job Losses Persist for Low-Wage Workers
Opportunity Insights (Harvard, Brown, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
- The Lords Of Hell (And Their Slaves)
- Julian Assange and the Collapse of the Rule of Law
- There’s No ‘Labor Shortage.’ There’s a Wage Shortage
- The 50 Trillion Dollar Question: What is Austerity?
Something to think about over coffee prozac
NEW YORK—Saying he was “ready to own it,” Dan Burnside, departing CEO of the troubled Fortune 500 company Adelwright Industries, announced Friday he would be accepting full compensation for mistakes he made that jeopardized the business. “I stand before you today humbled by my past missteps, and in order to make amends, I’m willing to swallow any exit package of at least $65 million the board offers me,” Burnside said in a remote address to employees from his ranch in Wyoming, where he reportedly plans to take several months off at full salary prior to his official retirement from the company in mid-2022. “Ultimately, as the head of this company, it’s up to me to shoulder the entire burden of a massive cash bonus, as well as stock options that ensure as much of the profit as possible falls on me. Though we’re hurting right now, I’m asking you to keep your heads up, because even when I’m no longer your CEO, I’ll still be there to take whatever you throw my way. That’s right—I’m going to stay on the payroll for years as a nominal consultant.” Burnside went on to admit that of all the controversial decisions he had made as CEO, the most costly would be forcing the company to pay eight, possibly nine, figures just to make him go away.