Why we love the Internet! Story everywhere, but this is from the New York Post:

Move over Chesley Sullenberger, make room for Steven Slater.

The JetBlue flight attendant who went berserk has become an overnight Internet hero to workers everywhere after arguing with a passenger, then escaping down the plane’s inflatable emergency chute at JFK Airport clutching a beer.

A day after the attendant-turned-wing-nut had a meltdown on a flight from Pittsburgh, eight Facebook fan pages have been created overnight in Slater’s name…

Marshalsea PrisonAaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

In modern times, the poorhouse isn’t the same Dickensian debtor’s prison of the 19th century — such a thing, even in its worst and most inhumane forms, would be considered a socialist abomination in Fox News’ America.

Today’s poorhouses and debtor’s prisons are individual cycles of one financial tragedy after another, where a lost job, bad decision or medical ailment follows us around for years or decades, creating new fiscal problems and perpetuating debt.

Most of the time, this follows us — from early adulthood to death — in the form of our credit score.

Another chapter from my book, 50 Things You’re Not Supposed to Know, published in 2003, by Disinfo. For more on me, please check out The Memory Hole. _____________________________________ The United Nations’ International…

From Reuters:

A union representing Dutch nurses will launch a national campaign Friday against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care.

The union, NU’91, is calling the campaign “I Draw The Line Here,” with an advert that features a young woman covering her face with crossed hands.

The union said in a statement Thursday that the campaign follows a complaint it had received in the last week from a 24-year-old woman who said a 42-year-old disabled man asked her to provide sexual services as part of his care at home.

Kevin Robinson writes on Chicagoist: As part of our on-going coverage of Wal-Mart’s attempt to break into the Chicago retail market, we take a look this week at the company’s employment practices…

Steve Elliott reports on Toke of the Town:

The University of Washington says it is looking for people who want to quit pot.

Cheech & Chong

The UW School of Social Work’s Innovative Programs Research Group is looking for 70 “marijuana-dependent adults” in the Puget Sound area to participate in a clinical research trial testing approaches for people who want to stop using cannabis, reports

The university says research has shown that nearly 3.6 million Americans use pot on a daily basis.