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J. J. Ramsey (658) writes "An article by Spencer Soper from The Morning Call spotlights a dangerous working environment at Amazon's Lehigh Valley warehouse: 'An emergency room doctor in June called federal regulators to report an "unsafe environment" after he treated several Amazon warehouse workers for heat-related problems. The doctor's report was echoed by warehouse workers who also complained to regulators, including a security guard who reported seeing pregnant employees suffering in the heat.... ' Of course, the word from the Amazon spokesperson is, 'The safety and welfare of our employees is our No. 1 priority,' and a corporate spokesperson would never lie. Right?" Link to Original Source top
J. J. Ramsey writes "Talk.Origins is an archive with thousands of pages exposing creationist pseudoscience. Rather mysteriously, Google pulled the plug on its search engine, only giving the vague reason: "No pages from your site are currently included in Google's index due to violations of the webmaster guidelines." This may have been triggered by a recent cracking of the site that added "hidden links to non-topical sites," but curiously enough, Google won't say just what the violations were. As Wesley R. Elsberry, put it, "My mission, whether I liked it or not, was to find and fix whatever problem the TOA [Talk.Origins Archive] might have, with no guidance as to what the problem was and nothing at all about where to start looking.... I was extremely lucky. The damage to my site was limited and in the first place that I happened to look. Other honest webmasters might not be so lucky. They may have to undertake an arduous process of vetting pages, essentially having to second-guess the mind of the cracker in trying to locate a problem that Google knows the exact location of." This was probably a bad decision on Google's part, since Talk.Origins moved its business to Yahoo!. Oops.