Posts Tagged ‘3M’

Obama Tries Weak Attempt To Fix Things With Business

February 28, 2011

The head of one of the US’s biggest industrial groups has launched a scathing attack on Barack Obama’s attempts to repair relations with companies, dubbing him “anti-business”.

Manufacturers could shift production out of the US to Canada or Mexico as a result, warned George Buckley, chief executive and chairman of 3M.

“I judge people by their feet, not their mouth,” he told the Financial Times. “We know what his instincts are – they are Robin Hood-esque. He is anti-business.”

He added: “Politicians forget that business has choice. We’re not indentured servants and we will do business where it’s good and friendly. If it’s hostile, incrementally, things will slip away. We’ve got a real choice between manufacturing in Canada and Mexico – which tend to be pro-business – or America.

The Obama administration has struck a more conciliatory tone towards business  since the Democratic defeat in November’s midterm elections.


Ask The Eye, For Kids Hitting The Evil 3’s, Go With 3M

January 9, 2011

Dear Eye View I love my mom, and she is a true mentor to me. She is smart, intelligent, caring (almost to a fault), and doesn’t overstep boundaries. She has been helping with child care lately, and I find myself butting heads with her on my older toddler, who just turned 3. He is, of course, going through the “evil threes”—tantrums, defiance, etc. Being very strong-willed (like my husband), I take a “pick your battles” approach with him (with a strong dose of patience) when it comes to sitting at the table for dinner, getting dressed, etc. The problem is, his verbal communication is very advanced for his age. My mom speaks to him like an older child (which is fine), but she tries to use rational arguments and expects him to comply with her immediately when she requests that he do something (he often needs some time and a few gentle reminders to transition between activities, which he will then do willingly). The result is a lot of tantrums and comments from my mom about how he’s used to getting his way, he’s spoiled, etc. I tried to remind her that he’s only 3, but she’s helping out again this week and I know we have more battles up ahead. I am grateful for her help so I try to keep my mouth shut, but my husband is also very bothered (as well as my son), and it’s putting me in an uncomfortable position. How do I talk to her without telling her how to parent my kids or making us seem ungrateful for her help? How do I get her to realize that it’s not my child who is “spoiled” or “bratty,” but her techniques in dealing with a defiant 3-year-old that might need some fine-tuning? Help

Dear Help

I understand your concern. I often get letters like this from women blaming the husband, but will discuss that in a different letter. There are many child rearing books and tapes on the market. The child rearing tape I mainly recommend is duct. Hope this helps.