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  • Ameridose to lay off hundreds of workers

    11/08/2012 10:32:23 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/9/12
    The shuttered sister company of the Framingham pharmacy at the center of the nation’s deadly meningitis outbreak is laying off hundreds of workers, including many permanently, as it struggles under a temporary closing order issued last month amid questions about its sterility process. Westboro-based Ameridose LLC notified workers in a letter that it would begin a “mass layoff” starting tomorrow, a process that will affect roughly 650 workers at the company and another 140 at the marketing company, Medical Sales Management, with which it works directly. The companies have the same owners as New England Compounding Center, the Framingham company...
  • Exclusive - Inside Orca: How the Romney Campaign Suppressed Its Own Vote

    11/08/2012 10:30:53 PM PST · by stillonaroll · 129 replies ^ | 11/8/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    As Republicans try to explain their Election Day losses in terms of policy, tactics, and strategy, one factor is emerging as the essential difference between the Obama and Romney campaigns on November 6: the absolute failure of Romney’s get-out-the-vote effort, which underperformed even John McCain’s lackluster 2008 turnout. One culprit appears to be “Orca,” the Romney’s massive technology effort, which failed completely. ... Likewise, Twitchy recorded widespread real-time complaints and criticisms on Twitter by Project Orca volunteers. At one point during Election Day, the system had malfunctioned so badly that desperate volunteers wondered if the program had been hacked. ......
  • Energizer to Slash Workforce by 10% – Or About 1,500 Jobs

    11/08/2012 10:27:06 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 12 replies
    Energizer announced today it will layoff 10% of its workforce. 1,500 will be affected. Plants in Missouri and Vermont are slated for closure. StL Today reported: Energizer Holdings Inc. will reduce its global workforce by more than 10 percent — or about 1,500 employees — as the company closes three manufacturing plants and streamlines other operations. The moves are part of a companywide restructuring plan for the maker of batteries and personal care items such as Schick razors and Playtex tampons. Energizer said Thursday it plans to save about $200 million in annual pre-tax savings through the changes. In August,...
  • Republican Party Begins Election Review To Find Out What Went Wrong [Hannity, Boehner For Amnesty?]

    11/08/2012 10:25:45 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 08, 2012 | Peter Wallsten
    Republican Party Begins Election Review To Find Out What Went Wrong Peter Wallsten Top Republican officials, stunned by the extent of their election losses Tuesday night, have begun an exhaustive review to figure out what went so wrong and how to fix it. Party leaders said they already had planned to poll voters in battleground states starting Tuesday night in anticipation of a Mitt Romney victory — to immediately begin laying the groundwork for midterm congressional elections and a Romney 2016 reelection bid. But as they watched one state after another go to President Obama and Senate seats fall away,...
  • FREEP the WheelerDealer John Boehner on 11/9/12, (202) 225-6205, (513) 779-5400, (937) 339-1524

    11/08/2012 10:24:49 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 5 replies
    John Boehner, Speaker of the House ^ | November 8, 2012 | steeler6
    Additional Contact Information: In addition to the Washington, D.C. office, Congressman Boehner has two 8th District offices easily located for constituents in Butler County and Miami County. You may contact us via phone, e-mail or fax. Due to security procedures, mail sent through the Post Office could take up to 3 weeks to arrive in the Washington, D.C. office. Butler County Office 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road Suite B West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 779-5400 Miami County Office 12 South Plum Street Troy, OH 45373 (937) 339-1524 Washington, D.C. Office 1011 Longworth H.O.B. Washington, DC 20515 (202) 225-6205 (202) 225-0704 fax Toll-free...
  • Two Years On, Stem Cells Still Healing Damaged Hearts

    11/08/2012 10:14:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 1 replies
    HealthDay News viaU.S.News & World Report ^ | November 6, 2012 | E.J. Mundell
    Latest data from small study suggests therapy could fight heart failure, but larger trials are needed ) -- Updated two-year results from a small trial using cardiac stem cells to repair damaged hearts suggest the treatment's healing effect persists.Patients with heart failure caused by prior heart attacks who got the treatment continue to see reductions in cardiac scar tissue, improvements in the heart's pumping ability and even a boost in their quality of life, researchers said.These improvements seem to be continuing as time goes on, suggesting that stem cell therapy's healing power hasn't diminished."Now we need to perform larger and...
  • Armed restaurant patron kills would-be robber at Detroit Coney Island(MI)

    11/08/2012 10:14:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Gus Burns
    It was about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday when Detroit police say two armed men attempted to rob a Detroit restaurant. But an armed customer of Adi Coney Island, 6171 Michigan, who is permitted to carry a concealed firearm, turned the tables on the would-be crooks. Gunfire erupted and bullets were exchanged. When the smoke cleared, one of the 29-year-old robbers had endured a fatal gunshot wound and later died.
  • WikiLeaks: Bradley Manning offers partial guilty plea

    11/08/2012 10:11:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:26AM GMT 09 Nov 2012 | Raf Sanchez
    Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of handing hundreds of thousands of classified diplomatic files to Wikileaks, has offered to plead to guilty to some of the charges against him. Private Manning's lawyers said the 24-year-old was prepared to "accept responsibility" for some of the 34 charges but would continue to contest the US government's case that he aided al Qaeda and compromised America's national security. A US military judge will decide whether to accept his unusual offer, which was made unilaterally and not as part of plea bargain with prosecutors. …
  • Burglar runs from home after victim confronts him with gun(AL)

    11/08/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Amethyst Holmes
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ransom Stanfield after he ran from an attempted burglary around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a report from the Huntsville Police Department. Police said the victim was inside her apartment in the 4000 block of Bonnell Drive when she heard someone try to come through her front door. After going to get her gun, she went inside her living room when the offender kicked the door open and entered the apartment. Police said she confronted the offender and he ran from the apartment. Officers were able to locate Stanfield shortly after running from...
  • Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Backed Obama, Democrats [72%Backed Obama: End H1B Visas Now!]

    11/08/2012 9:52:10 PM PST · by Steelfish · 75 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 08, 2012 | Kim Geiger
    Asian Americans Overwhelmingly Backed Obama, Democrats By Kim Geiger November 8, 2012 Much has been made of the Latino vote and its crucial role in boosting President Obama to victory, but it was Asian Americans who made the most dramatic shift in support for the president Tuesday. Exit polls show that 73% of Asian Americans backed Obama, an 11-point increase since 2008. Asian Americans came out in such force for Obama that they topped Latinos as his second-most supportive ethnic group, behind African Americans. Latinos, who made up 10% of the electorate, went 67% for Obama, 5 points higher than...
  • Candidates tie for seat on Walton City Council (candidate's wife didn't vote)

    11/08/2012 9:39:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 2 replies
    WALTON, KY. — One of the six seats for the Walton City Council is undetermined after two people on the ballot tied for sixth place. The Kentucky Enquirer ( reported that Robert McDonald and Olivia Ballou each received 669 votes. Boone County Clerk Kenny Brown said he is seeking guidance from the state Board of Elections, but it would appear that a coin mighty determine who serves in the seat. "I am waiting for clarification from the State Board of Elections, but we are pretty sure the (Kentucky Revised Code) says a tie is resolved by a coin toss," Brown...
  • "Communist Denier" Teaches Students

    11/08/2012 9:34:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 15 replies
    "Communist Denier" Teaches Students
  • The Fiscal Cliff And The Keyser Soze Option

    11/08/2012 9:33:30 PM PST · by Redcloak · 22 replies ^ | November 8th, 2012 at 02:40 PM | streiff
    Movies often serve as a useful shorthand for how to address some of life’s issues. In the movie Usual Suspects, Keyser Soze is confronted with the fact that his wife and children would be an impediment in dealing with his business competitors. In a way the House GOP finds itself in the same position as Keyser Soze. Our home has been invaded. Our family despoiled. And we are facing a never ending series of ever increasing demands from the criminals who have abused us. Sometimes the only way out of a dilemma is by clearing the table and starting again...
  • Philadelphia's school commission borrows $300 million to pay its bills

    11/08/2012 9:32:22 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Inquirer ^ | November 8, 2012 | Kristen A. Graham
    The Philadelphia School Reform Commission moved Wednesday to borrow $300 million - money it needs just to pay teachers, heat buildings, and buy books for the rest of the school year. Chairman Pedro Ramos made it clear that the SRC's back was to the wall and that the state of its finances constituted "dire circumstances" for the district. "I couldn't be more unhappy that we're in a situation where it's necessary to do a borrowing for the purposes of merely paying our bills," Ramos said. The bond sale the SRC unanimously authorized at the Wednesday special meeting comes with a...
  • Latino Catholics: Immigration, Not Religion, Decided Vote

    11/08/2012 9:31:00 PM PST · by chessplayer · 14 replies
    Those who think that the immigration issue was not a primary concern for the American Latino community in the 2012 election may want to think again. While the Catholic Church strongly urged its parishioners to vote against a president that championed secular values, Obama only lost 7% of white Catholic voters but gained votes among Latino Catholics. The religious component of their vote became secondary to the immigration issue.
  • EU: Who will stop the Sado-Monetarists as jobless youth hits 58pc in Greece?

    11/08/2012 9:22:42 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/8/2012 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greek unemployment rose to 25.4pc in August. Youth unemployment rose to 58pc. Under the official forecast, the economy will contract by a further 4.5pc next year, so it fair to assume that lots more people are going to lose their jobs. It is certainly not going to improve in any meaningful way for years to come. This is what happens when you lock into the wrong currency and block the escape routes – or join a "burning building with no exits" in the words of William Hague. Even if Greeks comply with all demands, public debt will reach 179pc...
  • How's it feel to elect Obama?

    11/08/2012 9:18:24 PM PST · by hocndoc · 168 replies
    11/08/12 | hocndoc
    Well, you didn't vote for Romney and we have 4 more years of Obama. Feel good? I feel that I've wasted too many years among a bunch of spoilers. No more.
  • Jilted man kills six colleagues in Moscow shooting rampage

    11/08/2012 9:16:10 PM PST · by klpt · 6 replies
    ITN ^ | 8 November 2012 | Melissa Nathoo
    A 30-year-old Russian man has shot dead six of his colleagues at a pharmaceutical company in Moscow. Dmitry Vinogradov was granted access to the building as he worked at the firm as a lawyer. He changed into camouflage gear and armed himself with two semi-automatic rifles, before shooting dead four men and two women at their desks. Another woman was wounded. Following the rampage, Vinogradov gave himself up to security guards. It is believed the lawyer had gone on a five-day drinking binge after being jilted by an ex-girlfriend - a pharmacist at the company. At a court hearing for...
  • What luck! Obama won dozens of Cleveland districts with 100% of the vote.

    11/08/2012 9:13:45 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 89 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11-08-12 | Aurliu
    President Obama must have run a great campaign considering the tremendous numbers he put up in numerous big cities. Over in Philadelphia, he was lucky enough to get 90% percent turnout in some districts with over 99% of the vote.
  • Yes, Another Vanity Suggesting Fraud ie vote destruction.

    11/08/2012 9:13:02 PM PST · by Bigjimslade · 53 replies
    Vanity | 11-8-2012 | Vanity
    Sorry but I think we have just witnessed a whole new level of voter fraud. Yes, the dems undoubtedly manufactured votes but did they also destroy valid ballots ? Feel free to pick my ideas apart, I hope you do so I can get this crap off my mind. Just please do it using the numbers not just your impressions. I don't know who else noticed this but when the early/absentee votes for OH showed up and the 1% precints was still showing Dick Morris tweeted not to worry as this was the early vote. However, I was very worried...