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  • Bloom Energy paid workers in pesos

    02/07/2013 9:51:07 AM PST · by AuntB · 9 replies
    The Swarm ^ | Feb. 7, 2013 | The Swarm
    An old friend Bloom Energy is making news, and not in a good way. The San Jose Mercury News reported today that Bloom Energy, a political heavyweight, paid workers brought in from Mexico in pesos: "Authorities said Bloom Energy paid the Mexican workers in pesos by wiring funds back to bank accounts in Chihuahua. Bloom also paid for the men to stay in a Sunnyvale motel and provided each with a meal stipend of $50 a day." If true, that's stunning for a company with a board of directors that includes former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Silicon Valley...
  • Sunnyvale energy startup Bloom Energy penalized for bringing in Mexican workers..

    02/06/2013 10:46:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 2/6/13 | Eric Kurhi
    SUNNYVALE -- A prominent Silicon Valley clean-energy startup has been ordered to pay back wages and penalties for bringing in workers from Mexico and paying them about $2.66 an hour in pesos, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday. Sunnyvale-based Bloom Energy, which makes fuel cells and sells energy to clients including AT&T, Adobe, Coca-Cola, eBay, Google and Wal-Mart, was ordered by a judge to pay $31,922 in back wages and an equal amount in damages to 14 welders who were brought in to work alongside domestic workers refurbishing power generators. It followed a federal investigation that inspected records from...
  • The Book That Drove Them Crazy - "The Closing of the American Mind" 25 years later

    04/05/2012 3:36:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard Magazine ^ | April 5, 2012 | Andrew Ferguson
    "The Closing of the American Mind"If I had reread The Closing of the American Mind 10 years ago, when my own children were themselves under 10, I confess I would have thought Bloom’s portrait of educational decline was overwrought. And then they grew up and went off to college. ..............[Allan] Bloom wrote a moment before the population of modernity’s Holy Trinity - Marx, Freud, and Darwin - decreased by two-thirds. Marx lost his allure, at least nominally, after the collapse of the murderous regimes that had been built from his ideas. Freud was demoted from scientist to cultural observer, and...
  • Harold Bloom's Anxiety of (Mormon) Influence

    11/15/2011 5:25:40 AM PST · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    The New Republic ^ | Nov. 14, 2011 | Alec MacGillas
    One odd feature of this bizarre Republican primary season is what we haven't seen yet: a full-bore re-litigation of Mitt Romney's Mormonism. There was a one-day tizzy last month over the anti-Mormon comments by Southern Baptist Convention leader Rev. Robert Jeffers, a Rick Perry supporter, but that's pretty much been it, which is all the more notable given that Romney's not the only Mormon in the race. Instead, the only ones to really contend with the implications of Romney's Mormonism have been a few voices about as far from GOP circles as one can get. First, there was Chris Lehmann's...
  • Missing 11-Year-Old Girl Found Alive After Days In Woods-(Nadia Bloom)

    04/13/2010 6:59:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 50 replies · 2,038+ views
    WFTV ^ | 4-13-2010 | George Spencer
    Posted: 9:24 am EDT April 13, 2010 Updated: 9:49 am EDT April 13, 2010 SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. -- Missing 11-year-old Nadia Bloom was found alive Tuesday morning in woods by a church member volunteering with the search.
  • Police: Book With Missing Girl Involved Aspiring Explorer

    04/12/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 22 replies · 825+ views
    WFTV-TV ^ | Apr 12, 2010 | Staff
    WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. -- Once daylight broke, search teams began a third full day of searching for a missing 11-year old autistic girl in Winter Springs. Police told Eyewitness News they are not giving up hope that they will find Nadia Bloom okay. The search for her has been going on since Friday afternoon when Nadia disappeared from the Barrington Estates neighborhood.
  • The Bloom Box: An Energy Breakthrough? Customers Say Energy Machine Works & Saves Money (Important!)

    02/22/2010 4:36:25 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 122 replies · 3,391+ views
    (CBS) In the world of energy, the Holy Grail is a power source that's inexpensive and clean, with no emissions. Well over 100 start-ups in Silicon Valley are working on it, and one of them, Bloom Energy, is about to make public its invention: a little power plant-in-a-box they want to put literally in your backyard. You'll generate your own electricity with the box and it'll be wireless. The idea is to one day replace the big power plants and transmission line grid, the way the laptop moved in on the desktop and cell phones supplanted landlines. It has a...
  • Giving America a Vision Implant—Crayfish, Neurochemicals and the Future of Your Civilization

    The Great Recession of 2008 and 2009 could be a turning point in history. It could be the event that shocks us into a new vision of ourselves, our past, our future, our mission, and our destiny. Or it could be the prelude to a long decline. Will that turning point be for better or for worse? Will it be a new beginning, a new opportunity to see what we've achieve with brand new eyes and to build on our foundations brilliantly? Or will it be the end? The beginning of the Chinese Century? The answer depends on something that...
  • Soros: Obama's Puppeteer (Part 1 - 3)

    10/05/2009 9:08:44 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 5 replies · 729+ views
    Hubpages ^ | unknown | "jiberish"
    The Man Behind the Curtain and his Drones. ...."In a November 2008 in and interview with Spiegel, Soros made some comments that accurately outlined precisely the course that President Obama's administration would eventually pursue in 2009: "I think we need a large stimulus package which will provide funds for state and local government to maintain their budgets -- because they are not allowed by the constitution to run a deficit. For such a program to be successful, the federal government would need to provide hundreds of billions of dollars. In addition, another infrastructure program is necessary. In total, the cost...
  • Auto Czar to Congress -- BUTT OUT!1

    09/08/2009 5:35:58 AM PDT · by opentalk · 24 replies · 1,080+ views
    The LID ^ | July 21, 2009 | Sammy Benoit
    The Obama administration's auto czar on Tuesday said political interference by Congress could jeopardize the bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler.
  • President Obama to Appoint Ron Bloom Manufacturing Czar

    09/06/2009 9:39:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies · 1,035+ views
    ABC ^ | 9/6/09 | Jake Tapper
    In Cincinnati tomorrow, President Obama will announce that he's appointing Ron Bloom his Senior Counselor for Manufacturing Policy, White House sources tell ABC News. Bloom is currently Senior Advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Tim Geithner as a member of the President’s Task Force on the Automotive Industry, named to that position in February. He will remain in that position even while he takes on his new task. A key part of the team that advised the White House on the struggling U.S. auto industry, Bloom and team pushed U.S. automakers General Motors and Chrysler to come up with viable...
  • Fox News Alert - Car Czar (Steven Rattner) Stepping Down

    07/13/2009 1:22:53 PM PDT · by edpc · 101 replies · 7,630+ views
    Fox News ^ | 13 July 2009 | Fox News
    Reported during Your World that Steven Rattner would step down and be replaced by a member of the Auto Task Force. No print story currently available at site.
  • Stage farce lets Israelis see funny side of the Fuhrer

    02/22/2006 2:09:19 PM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies · 495+ views
    .theaustralian ^ | February 17, 2006 | Stephen Farrell, Tel Aviv
    Stage farce lets Israelis see funny side of the Fuhrer Stephen Farrell, Tel Aviv 17feb06 IN a khaki blur of bad taste, SS uniforms and prancing Fuhrers, the Mel Brooks Broadway farce The Producers has come to Israel for the first time. The show, in Hebrew but replete with swastikas and Nazi salutes, is playing nightly in Tel Aviv to chuckling audiences of Holocaust survivors. Even as they chat during the interval about the best lines, many recall the horror of Kristallnacht. "If ever there was a place that has full licence to make fun of Hitler, it is probably...
  • Kingdom of Heaven : Propaganda or History?

    05/22/2005 2:59:15 PM PDT · by CaptIsaacDavis · 23 replies · 1,383+ views
    New Republican Archive ^ | May 20, 2005 | James Burke
    Kingdom of Heaven: Propaganda or History? by James F. Burke New Republican Archive After the anti-Christian Left was blind-sided by the popularity of Mel Gibson’s Passion of the Christ, key influencers in the media complex were eager to promote the release of Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven. Indeed, one finds the loudest praise for the film coming from the pages of the most radical left-wing papers and journals here in the U.S. and, of course, in Europe. Why then is turnout so high here in the U.S.? Viewers hoping for a more positive (or at least less anti-Christian) take on...
  • Bloom County

    05/08/2005 6:15:54 AM PDT · by stylin_geek · 7 replies · 941+ views
    AZ Central.Com ^ | Originally published on February 1, 1983 | Berkely Breathed
  • The Future of Judaism

    01/25/2005 11:35:24 AM PST · by stevejackson · 30 replies · 2,433+ views
    netWMD - The War to Mobilize Democracy ^ | January 25, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Until the 18th century, there was basically only one kind of Judaism, that which is now called Orthodox. It meant living by the religion's 613 laws, and doing so suffused Jews' lives with their faith. Then, starting with the thinker Baruch Spinoza (1632-77) and moving briskly during the Haskala, or "enlightenment," from the late 18th century, Jews developed a wide variety of alternate interpretations of their religion, most of which diminished the role of faith in their lives and led to a concomitant reduction in Jewish affiliation.These alternatives and other developments, in particular the Holocaust, caused the ranks of the...
  • Music: A Runaway Train on the Rails of Adolescence

    10/11/2003 12:01:44 PM PDT · by cornelis · 35 replies · 1,673+ views
    book: The Closing of the American Mind | 1987 | Allan Bloom
    The power of music in the soul--described to Jessica marvelously by Lorenzo in the Merchant of Venice--has been recovered after a long period of desuetude. And it is rock music alone that has affected this restoration. Classical music is dead among the young. This assertion will, I know, be hotly disputed by many who, unwilling to admit tidal changes, can point to the proliferation on campuses of classes in classical music appreciation and practice, as well as performance groups of all kinds. Their presence is undeniable, but they involve not more than 5 to 10 percent of the students....
  • Davis signs historic water agreement into law (Water Bill, Davis and DiFi)

    09/30/2003 4:13:05 PM PDT · by forest · 13 replies · 185+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9-30-03 | Dale Kasler
    <p>But it may be premature to celebrate as the key Imperial district has not yet approved the deal.</p> <p>A historic agreement settling an age-old California water dispute was signed into law Monday by Gov. Gray Davis, although the deal could still be tripped up by opposition from the rural Imperial Valley.</p>
  • NBC Dispatches 'Bloommobile' To Cover Hurricane Isabel

    09/18/2003 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 10 replies · 245+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | 9-18-03 | American City Business Journals Inc.
    Miramar-based Maritime Telecommunications Network, which earlier this year built for NBC the satellite-based mobile communications platform widely known as the "Bloommobile," today announced the special-purpose truck is helping the NBC network in its live coverage of Hurricane Isabel. MTN, which makes satellite-based communications, networking and other services for the cruise and offshore oil and gas industries, designed the vehicle NBC reporter David Bloom used to broadcast live reports from the war zone in Iraq before his death there April 6. "NBC's use of the Bloommobile further confirms the versatility and value of this unique satellite-based mobile communications platform," said David...
  • The speeches you never hear: Hugh Hewitt on elite media's hostile mindset

    05/01/2003 12:06:47 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 23 replies · 334+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, May 1, 2003 | Hugh Hewitt
    On Saturday night, President Bush spoke at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. He included in his remarks a moving tribute to Michael Kelly, columnist and editor of the Atlantic Monthly, and NBC's David Bloom, both of whom had died in the war in Iraq. The president quoted Kelly's father and the praises of his colleagues, and held Kelly's intellectual honesty and fearlessness up for the approval of the audience, and the audience clapped. The president then read from David Bloom's last e-mail home, in which the rising star of NBC wrote to his wife that he cared not much for...
  • DAVID BLOOM'S LAST E-MAIL

    04/12/2003 10:05:02 PM PDT · by Callahan · 9 replies · 321+ views
    National Review ^ | 1/13/03 | Rod Dreher
    DAVID BLOOM'S LAST E-MAIL [Rod Dreher] NBC reporter David Bloom, who died last week in Iraq, sent a final e-mail to his wife on the eve of his death. It was eerily prescient, almost an epitaph. David was a born-again Christian; a friend of mine who was in a men's prayer and Bible-study group with him says David was passionately devoted to his family and his God. That friend told me David's last e-mail was read aloud in a deeply moving Friday meeting with his prayer partners, at which a number of David's NBC colleagues were present. It was no...
  • David Bloom's Last Ride

    04/07/2003 9:40:06 AM PDT · by Prince Charles · 76 replies · 435+ views
    Business Week ^ | 4-7-03 | Frederick Balfour
    David Bloom's Last Ride The NBC journalist's death was possibly caused by the hours he spent reporting cramped in an Army vehicle -- just another way war kills   BusinessWeek's Balfour is "embedded" in the 3rd Infantry Division Five short lines to summarize the last day of a man who was, by all measures, in the prime of life. Already known by millions of Americans as a co-host of NBC's Weekend Today show, Bloom's live coverage of the Iraqi war gained him an even wider audience, in large part because of the "Bloom-mobile." He traveled most of the time in...
  • David Bloom-Dead????

    04/06/2003 5:13:31 AM PDT · by dawn53 · 263 replies · 1,147+ views
    I'm TV deprived, anybody watching MSNBC? Somebody just called and told me he had died, but from a pulmonary embolism. Anybody got news?
  • Rare, Stinky Flower Set to Bloom (Not about Chelsea's adolescence)

    08/07/2002 7:35:57 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 9 replies · 565+ views
    discovery.com ^ | today | some dude
    Rare, Stinky Flower Set to Bloom By Discovery News Aug. 6 — A rare, huge, stinky flower that only blooms every three years is poised to release its rancid scent this week at The Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif., the library reports on its Web site. Amorphophallus titanum is also called the Corpse Flower for its fragrance, sometimes described as a mix of rotting flesh and excrement. The flower was discovered in the rainforests of its native Sumatra in 1878, and came via London's Kew Gardens to the New York Botanical Garden in 1937, where it bloomed for the...