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Reconstructing Pino

Posted on May 27, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

Can you relate to a life transition? Patty chronicles hers at Reconstructing Pino. Check it out.

TSF41: Songs & Souls – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on May 22, 2012 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

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The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 41: Songs & Souls

Episode 41: Take radio and your emotions to the next level, learn how to change your oil, and rock out to a new band channeling cool sounds, all on this latest adventure of your favorite podcast.

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Meandering Rant: “Commercial Radio Programming” by Rob

Book Report: Basic Car Maintainance, as explained by Christian

Music Segment: The London Souls “Steady are you Ready” presented by Patty

Chris spoke about: Edmunds Oil Change Info

Patty’s four shows in 30 Days…
…Jane’s Addiction http://www.janesaddiction.com/
…Henry Rollins http://two1361.com/
…The Revival Tour http://www.therevivaltour.com/
…Garland Jeffereys http://garlandjeffreys.com/

The Slacker Factor podcast is the next-best-thing to being there.

TSF40: Rebellious Squirrels – NOW ONLINE!

Posted on April 20, 2012 | By Patty Pino | 2 Comments

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The Slacker Factor Podcast, Episode 40: Rebellious Squirrels

Episode 40: What is your career path? Does it involve being location specific, or can you be a digital nomad? Have you ever been to France? Has a rodent with a furry tail been spotted in your bedroom? Well, we talk about it, and interview our special guest, Kyle Del Bonis.

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Meandering Rant: “Career Path” by Christian

Book Report: Interview with special guest, Kyle Del Bonis, digital nomad, couch surfer, life-as-a-social-experiment warrior.

Music Segment: Zaz, brought to you by Patty, featuring the song “Je Veux”

By the way, “Je Veux” means “I want” not “I see”, as mis-stated by Patty on the podcast. Apparently, both she and Christian should stop pretending they know French.

Links to stuff that Kyle spoke about:

The Slacker Factor podcast is recommended for anyone who wants to know something about many things.

Nature? pffff! We could do better.

Posted on April 20, 2010 | By Patty Pino | No Comments

From: Joe
To: Patty Pino
Subject: Nature? pffff! We could do better
 
 
University of Guelph in Ontario has created  a new eco-friendly “Enviropig”!

Mmmm...capitalism.

The new earth friendly pigs can now produce excrement without damaging the environment! Yaaay, we’re all saved by science!

…Since when the F@#$ have animals craping been BAD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!

p.s.  as you might have guessed, in reality, the only environment being damaged are the confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs), which is a creepy story unto itself. 

It seems to me like another finger in the dam of profit-streamlining living things AKA our food supply.

This has been an angry moment with-
Joe
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Read more about what Joe was miffed about at “Genetically Engineered ‘EnviroPig’ Waiting For US Approval“  For other frightening food news, check out this clip from The Daily Show.

~pp

Gen X- Small But Mighty

Posted on January 5, 2010 | By Christian | 1 Comment

If you are like me, you don’t really feel the love at work.  Treated as a commodity with the ever present threat of corporate layoffs which seem to hit people by lottery since the “dead wood” has already been culled through the previous 5 layoff rounds.  It gets old.  I would like to reassure you that there is hope!  Many of us forget that a large part of today’s workforce are Baby Boomers, and guess what… they aren’t getting any younger.  Take a minute to read this article from October by Kelly Sharp called  Gen X- Small But Mighty which talks about the Baby Boomer workforce of today.

What I especially like is the point Kelly makes about the number of Baby Boomer employees in the workforce today who are planning on retiring in the next 10 years, but the number of Gen-X employee which will back-fill them is fewer than the number retiring.  Now, this is no panacea but its at least a glimmer of hope.  One point Kelly does miss is the fact that many Boomer employees are working further into their 60′s than their parents generation, which certainly doesn’t help the Gen-X workers waiting for promotions.

Well, I could stand a little more appreciation at work – even if it is only through attrition.  ~cg

P.S.  I just ran across this blog on Roberts Virtual Soap Box called Why we (non-boomers) hate our jobs.  You should definitely check it out.  And while you are there check out his list of people he would like to see die in 2010 in his Top 10 Wingnuts Whose Deaths I’d Celebrate, 2010 Edition.  He has Glenn Beck as #1 and I couldn’t agree more!

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