Thursday, July 16, 2009

Likely voting "No" and No-thronychus

First of all, Utah has uncovered a new species of Therizinosaur that they're calling Nothronychus graffami. These were feathered sloth-like dinosaurs (huge, too - 13 feet long) that browsed in trees or rooted through the ground to find awesome amounts of food. In fact, his name means sloth-like claw.
The newly discovered dinosaur, dubbed Nothronychus graffami, lived some 93 million years ago. When alive, the animal would have stood at 13 feet (4 meters) and sported a beaked mouth and forelimbs tipped with 9 inch- (22 cm)-long sickle claws.
As for the CUPE strike vote - it appears that the union leaders are vociferously fighting to have strikers vote "no" on approving the latest proposal from the city. Now, someone told me that city workers are losing their homes, and if they have to accept this to get back to work and making money - then that's what they're going to do. Again, we'll have to see what happens after all of this.

Somewhere, someone is going to wind up taking the heat for all of this. And it's usually a union prez, a city councillor or the mayor himself. Nobody is happy with how this is going - and it's going to cost someone their job.

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