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  • Why Black Women Still Have Not Recovered From the Recession

    07/01/2015 11:33:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7-1-2015 | J. WESTON PHIPPEN
    For Black women, education makes the least difference in earning potential, among other factors. Angie Stackhouse worked as a pharmacist, a loan officer, as a volunteer at homeless organizations and mostly as an electrician in Maryland, making $12.50 an hour. She's worked since she was 14. When the recession took her career seven years ago, she knew she'd find another one. Except, the only work available paid minimum wage. At 47-years-old, in 2010, Stackhouse enrolled in school to reinvent herself. "I'll definitely get a job," she recalls thinking, "because I'll have a degree." That was around the time President Obama...
  • Vanity- Need advice from an electrician

    01/17/2013 9:38:22 AM PST · by petercooper · 49 replies
    Vanity | 01/17/2013 | Self
    Hello Freepers, I am seeking some insight from any electricians out there before I proceed. I have a house at the beach in Long Island, NY which was hit with 5 feet of water under the house. The electrical panel was under water, but is fairly new (maybe 6 years.) The question I have is, does the entire panel box have to be replaced, or would it just be the individual breakers? LI Power will require signoff from a licensed electrician before they restore power. Also, if you could provide some rough estimates of what it should cost out there...
  • 3 Shot During Robbery At Vacant Fulton Home(GA)

    02/14/2010 6:22:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 780+ views ^ | 11 February, 2010 | na
    ATLANTA -- Police said two electricians were lured to a vacant house in south Fulton County and shot Thursday afternoon. The incident happened just after noon Thursday on Surrey Trail in Atlanta. Fulton County police told CBS Atlanta that a man called two electricians from two different companies to the home. When the first electrician arrived, the suspects robbed him, then shot him in the leg. Police say a short time later, the second electrician arrived. "The second electrician to arrive on the scene did not know the first electrician was in trouble,” said Fulton County Police Cpl. Kay Lester....
  • Piece of man's skull falls off, draws crowds (Open Mind Alert)

    07/05/2006 6:49:20 AM PDT · by Mr. Brightside · 73 replies · 1,794+ views
    Yahoo | 7/5/06
    Piece of man's skull falls off, draws crowds By Bappa Majumdar 1 hour, 46 minutes ago KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Hundreds of people are thronging a hospital in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to see a patient holding a piece of his own skull that fell off. Doctors say a large, dead section of 25-year-old electrician Sambhu Roy's skull came away Sunday after severe burns starved it of blood. "When he came to us late last year, his scalp was completely burned and within months it came off exposing the skull," Ratan Lal Bandyopadhyay, the surgeon who treated Roy...
  • Strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence (Freeze! Grand Central Station!)

    07/27/2005 8:58:33 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 353+ views
    A 27-year-old electrician, de Menezes was by all accounts totally unconnected to terrorism. But through his behavior and cruel coincidence, de Menezes gave police good reason to think he might be planning to detonate a bomb. In the age of terrorism, police can kill an innocent man and still be doing the right thing. This strange new reality makes us all players in a film-noir existence. Film noir refers to the eerie postwar movies in which characters grope through a world of dark menace and unanswered questions. They don't know what's going on, only that danger hovers. Here in Grand...
  • Al-Zarqawi underling emerges as force behind Fallujah insurgency

    11/21/2004 4:11:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 2,103+ views
    Knight Ridder (via Kansas City Star) ^ | 11/21/04 | Hannah Allam
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - (KRT) - A mid-30s Iraqi electrician whose religious fervor drew suspicion from Saddam Hussein's agents long before U.S. forces invaded Iraq became the most-feared man in Fallujah during the city's six months under insurgent control. While U.S. official pronouncements about rebel leaders have focused on Jordanian terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, rebel fighters and others who escaped the U.S. assault on Fallujah say the real power there was wielded by Omar Hussein Hadid, technically al-Zarqawi's underling but in fact the Iraqi face that allowed al-Zarqawi to remain there. "Inside Fallujah, Omar was the leader. Even Abu Musab...
  • Need some feedback on career choice

    06/02/2004 10:48:02 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 31 replies · 200+ views
    FreeRepublic ^ | 06/02/2004 | Hacksaw
    I am attending tech school on the 28th of June. I am signed up for residential and commercial electricity, but I am thinking CAD might be a better choice. So my question is - for anyone with any know how about either field, what would you recommend? I think I would enjoy both, but my main goal is employability. My programming experience would help me in CAD, but I have no idea how saturated the market is, or how to find out. My old job was a mainframe programmer, but since I don't speak Hindi and don't want to move...
  • Hickman wins 2002 world bench press title

    12/24/2002 12:53:31 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 18 replies · 389+ views
    Oregon Magazine/Wallowa County Chieftan ^ | December 1, 2002 | Elaine Dickson
    Ray Hickman of Joseph proved himself to be the strongest man in the world in his weight class last weekend in Reno, Nev. “I’m still in shock,” admitted Hickman, 31, an electrician by trade, who bench pressed 429.9 pounds on his way to a world championship in the 165-lb. division at the Thermalink World Bench Press and Deadlift Championships. The event is put on by the World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters...(snip) For Complete Article, Please Click Here.