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Boston "maker", indeed

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The Globe captions the photo: "Lithion-ion battery maker Boston-Power Inc" in discussing Boston job creation. Funny, then, that the batteries have giant "Made in china" stamps on them. A123 Systems, the other company state leaders love to brag about, also makes its batteries in China.

The story also mentions the posterchild for government handouts, Evergreen Solar- who has repeatedly promised job creation in a dial-a-number fashion. In April of 2007, "300 to 350 jobs, more than doubling its current workforce"(which implies the current workforce was less than 300-350.) In April of 2008 after $23 million in handouts and $17.5 million in low-interest loans: "1000 jobs total", "tripling their workforce", which means it was still at 300 employees. Now, they're saying that they want to hire "90-100" people (right now, there's only one open job listing), and that when it "reaches full capacity", it will employ 800 people- which means that presumably, there are at most 700 people currently working there. Where did the other 200 jobs go? Probably to Michigan; while Deval was patting them on the back for creating jobs here and giving them giant wads of cash, the company was finishing up securing million of dollars in tax breaks for a plant in Michigan. The Great American Jobs Scam rolls on.

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Wasn't sure if Boston-Powers advertises directly under their name, but A123 at least does. And the later appears to have at least 10 open positions in Boston. I had noticed them before on indeed.com. Lots of Engineering positions.

It is very common for Engineering firms to not advertise directly under their name and instead to use a recruiter. No project manager out there wants to drink from a fire-hose.

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When you gaze into the battery, the battery gazes back.

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That was very empowering.

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I find these bad puns to be very draining.

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I think I'll write an ode.

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It'd be cool to have a Kath ode.

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Otherwise I wouldn't find all of these puns so electrifying.

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remember to say "ohm".

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a current that runs through

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Watt the hell are you all talking about?

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I thought you were plugged in.

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I know *I*'m all amped up.

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It just keeps going and going and going and going.

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Which is not surprising given my current density.

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circuitous

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We're all just giving a battery of puns.

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