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  • Aereo: 'Okay, You Can Call Us A Cable Company'

    07/10/2014 4:48:05 PM PDT · 6 of 10
    Brookhaven to PittsburghAfterDark

    Yea, another company similar to Aereo had been trying to get themselves declared a cable company so they could take advantage of the cable company mandated retransmission laws, and had been unsuccessful in the lower courts.

    The “content providers” (which is code for the current cable companies, since the big content providers like Disney own the cable companies) argued that Aereo was acting like a cable company, so they must fall under the law governing cable companies (which means Aereo had to pay to retransmit over the air content). The Supreme Court agreed.

    I bet the big cable companies are kicking themselves now. This has opened the to door not only to Aereo, but to dozens of other companies to become “internet based cable companies.”

    The barrier to entry is low (since you don’t have to run any physical cable). You could literally get started by putting an antenna on top of a building and a few computers/servers in the basement.

  • Aereo: 'Okay, You Can Call Us A Cable Company'

    07/10/2014 4:14:59 PM PDT · 1 of 10
    Brookhaven
    The cable companies will rue the day they took Aereo to court. Now that the Supreme Court has declared them to be a cable company, that means Aereo has the legal right--as a cable company--to retransmit over-the-air TV transmissions...for a fee.

    That fee is set by law at a max of 4% of gross revenues, which would be less than a dollar per customer for Aereo. A cost they could easily work with.

  • Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

    03/30/2013 10:34:39 AM PDT · 56 of 80
    Brookhaven to exit82
    And, by the way, it disproved the title of this article by a long shot. ;)

    Or, you are the exception to the rule.

  • Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

    03/30/2013 8:08:50 AM PDT · 22 of 80
    Brookhaven to Chode
    decreased testosterone and more estrogen in the males???

    My wife's doctor mentioned this to her. Apparently there has been a real decrease and increase of these hormones in men.

  • Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

    03/30/2013 8:05:19 AM PDT · 20 of 80
    Brookhaven to varyouga
    I also think many women start petty arguments or say outrageous statements just to see if the man will stand up to her. It happens on a subconscious level all the time just to test how strong the man is.

    The term for this is sh!t test (aka fitness test).

    The woman is trying to see how much sh!t you will put up with from her. And, if you put up with a lot, you fail.

    How many guys holding their girlfriend's/wife's purse in the middle of the mall realize they just failed a test?

  • Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

    03/30/2013 8:01:28 AM PDT · 19 of 80
    Brookhaven to autumnraine

    Anyone that had read the book “No More Mr. Nice Guy” by Robert Glover would not have been surprised by these findings.

    Women are sexually attracted to masculinity. In particular, women are attracted to men that step up to a traditional male leadership role (not dictatorship role, btw).

    Guys get married and concentrate on having an “equal/fair” marriage, that they are afraid to provide any leadership in the marriage (because, that would be unfair).

    My guess is the guys that concentrate on doing more housework are also the guys that concentrate on having a fair/equitable marriage, making them tentative about exerting leadership. Making them seem less masculine in their wife’s eyes, making them less sexually attractive to their wife.

    Confidence, assertiveness, decisiveness are all masculine traits women are attracted to.

    Being tentative to make a decision, because it might displease your wife and looking to your wife to provide leadership/make-decisions are not masculine. The are definitely not traits women find sexy in a man.

    My guess is the guys that do more housework tend to display more of the second set of traits.

  • Husbands Who Share Housework Have Less Sex

    03/30/2013 6:38:35 AM PDT · 1 of 80
    Brookhaven
  • Olympic wrestling: US, Iran find common ground (also Russia)

    02/23/2013 9:08:45 AM PST · 3 of 4
    Brookhaven to Colonel Kangaroo

    Wrestling is has been getting dropped from high schools and colleges (and now the Olympics), because [b]it is an all male sport[/b] (the only reason football hasn’t been dropped is that it is a cash cow).

    You can make a pretty good argument that wrestling (in one form or another) is the oldest sport (at worst, it’s a close 2nd to competitive running).

    I don’t begrudge women’s sports, but that doesn’t mean we should dump one of the oldest sports in history.

  • How the Antichrist reflects an era's anxieties

    02/12/2013 1:56:02 PM PST · 41 of 55
    Brookhaven to DManA
    I heard an anti-christ theory on one of the local religious radio stations the other day. I thought I’d heard them all but this was a new one to me. According to this guy, The Anti-Christ is actually Nimrod. He died 5,000 years ago and his tomb, somewhere in Egypt, has been guarded faithfully by a secret cult as the body of the god Osiris up until this day. This body will be given life and arise to become the Anti-Christ.

    I don't buy the 5,000 year old tomb stuff, but Nimrod can be looked at as a type of anti-Christ.

    The name Nimrod means "He who rebels."

    Nimrod was probably the driving force behind the building of the Tower of Babel (the Bible lists Nimrod as Babylon's king).

    Nimrod created the first "world government," and he did so by military conquest.

    There was a long standing tradition that Nimrod was possessed by the devil (there were a lot of ancient stories about Nimrod, but since they aren't in the Bible I take them with a grain of salt).

    The point is, saying Nimrod was an anti-Christ type of figure is reasonable.

  • Dorner Found in Big Bear

    02/12/2013 1:32:56 PM PST · 40 of 946
    Brookhaven to LadyEleanor

    How big was the bear?

    Did the bear eat all of him, or only part of him?

    What was he doing around a big bear to begin with? Was this one of those “suicide by bear” things?

  • Hackers in China Attacked The New York Times for Last 4 Months

    01/31/2013 7:42:37 AM PST · 9 of 22
    Brookhaven to SeekAndFind

    Gathering data to blackmail the employees and the paper itself.

  • [It's] The End of the University as We Know It

    01/29/2013 1:11:39 PM PST · 25 of 43
    Brookhaven to TexasFreeper2009

    “Any degree obtained online will be deemed as worthless as a degree from the University of Phoenix”

    Or, the University of Florida, the University of Alabama, Ohio University, the University of North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Troy University, or Auburn University, all of which offer online degrees today—right now.

  • The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook: The intellectual and emotional emptiness at the heart of atheism

    01/16/2013 9:07:59 AM PST · 24 of 25
    Brookhaven to SeekAndFind

    Misses the point entirely.

    It doesn’t matter one whit if atheism (or any other religion) does (or doesn’t) offer some comfort to those that grieve for the dead. What matters is: is it the truth?

    Hinduism offers comfort, but is it the truth?
    Islam offers comfort, but is it the truth?

    Unless a religion (including atheism) is expousing the truth, then it’s just a made up story to make people feel good. The fact that a religion makes you feel good in times of trouble is not a reason to believe in it.

  • ‘Accepting Evangelicals’ – the new ‘evangelicals’ who back same sex marriage

    01/16/2013 8:56:47 AM PST · 21 of 34
    Brookhaven to Cronos
    I’ve been arguing with libs on Huffingtonpost

    You might be better off taking the same approach Paul did in his day.

    And he was reasoning in the synagogue every Sabbath and trying to persuade Jews and Greeks. But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began devoting himself completely to the word, solemnly testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ. But when they resisted and blasphemed, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am clean. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” acts 18:4-7

    The Jews in this case were people that were not open to hearing the truth or engaging in logical arguments. They had a position, and simply interpreting any scripture in a way that would support their argument (much as your friends at the HuffPo are doing). Paul's response was to wash his hands of them and move on to someone else who was open minded (and make no mistake, your friends at the HuffPo have closed minds when it comes to the truth).

    We as Christians are only responsible to present the truth. We're not responsible to convince someone of the truth. They are responsible for accepting or rejecting the truth that has been presented to them.

    Sometimes the best you can do is present the truth and pray God will open their eyes.

  • Observers think UFOs hovered above the Eagle Ford Shale

    01/15/2013 1:55:18 PM PST · 18 of 22
    Brookhaven to chrisser

    They don’t need oil. They’re just trying to warn us about the dangers of fracking.

    Fracking contaminates the water supply. If humans drink the contaminated water, it causes severe digestion problems (aliens are unable to properly digest human beings that have been contaminated by fracking water).

  • Genomes link aboriginal Australians to Indians

    01/15/2013 12:21:00 PM PST · 10 of 32
    Brookhaven to Theoria; BenLurkin

    It was my understanding that the theory that neanderthals co-mingled with humans had been disproven.

    I thought the prevailing theory was that humans (with their superior skill sets) moved into neanderthal territory and essentially wiped them out.

  • Genomes link aboriginal Australians to Indians

    01/15/2013 11:59:44 AM PST · 8 of 32
    Brookhaven to Sacajaweau

    “And we’re really all black, right??”

    No, but from a genetic standpoint, human beings are all but identical.

    Compared to any other animal or species in the world, humanity has almost zero genetic diversity.

    The differences we see as “major” (skin color, height, etc...) are from a genetic standpoint very minor.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot Democrats 46%, Republicans 36% [Wake Up, GOP!]

    12/12/2012 10:49:13 AM PST · 43 of 51
    Brookhaven to SCHROLL

    I was being sarcastic.

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to get that across with a keyboard.

  • Generic Congressional Ballot Democrats 46%, Republicans 36% [Wake Up, GOP!]

    12/11/2012 12:10:46 PM PST · 9 of 51
    Brookhaven to SoFloFreeper

    46% is about the Democrat base. If the question was “are the Democrats perfect?” about 46% would say yes.

    What’s going on here is the GOP base is MIA. For some unknown reason, the GOP base is failing to support the Republican party.

  • Local housing specialists join national debate over changes in tax deduction for mortgage holders

    12/11/2012 9:44:16 AM PST · 32 of 32
    Brookhaven to Tax-chick

    From a political stand point, this seems to be the federal version of “we’ll have to cut police and teachers.”

    Every time there is a suggestion that spending needs to be reduced at the state/local level, the threat of cutting police and teachers is thrown out to scare people.

    Now, the GOP is talking about closing loopholes to increase revenue instead of raising taxes, and someone is floating eliminating the HMD? Just a scare tactic.

  • Local housing specialists join national debate over changes in tax deduction for mortgage holders

    12/11/2012 9:27:42 AM PST · 29 of 32
    Brookhaven to Tax-chick

    But, is it right to give a tax benefit to one group (a government subsidy), while not giving it to another?

    Obama gives tax benefits to “green companies,” but not to regular companies.

    Big corn gets big tax benefits to produce ethanol.

    Volt buyers get tax benefits buyers of other cars don’t get.

    Renters don’t get a tax benefit to help them pay the cost of their housing.

    From a pure math perspective, the HMD has the effect of increasing home prices (because buyers feel they can afford more home because of the tax benefit). But, who really benefits from higher home prices? Agents (who work on commisions) and banks (who make larger home loans).

    Without the HMD, the price of homes would not be as high, and thus the loans to purchase them would not be as big.

    My main point was though, that we get all exercised about government tax breaks/subsidies for others, we shouldn’t be crying foul when our sacred-cow tax-breaks are targeted.

  • Local housing specialists join national debate over changes in tax deduction for mortgage holders

    12/11/2012 7:48:06 AM PST · 17 of 32
    Brookhaven to Hemingway's Ghost

    A perfect example of how people are against “spreading the wealth” until it is their cow that is getting gored.

    The home mortgage deduction is a transfer of money from people that do not have a mortgage to people who do have a mortgage.

    It’s a form of spreading the wealth around—period.

  • (How's This For Strange?) Mysterious Mass Whale Graveyard Unearthed in the Chilean Desert

    12/11/2012 7:32:49 AM PST · 14 of 196
    Brookhaven to Theo

    Whales live in the ocean. They would not have been killed by a food.

    When the waters receded, the whales—which were floating in the water—would have receded along with the water.

  • (How's This For Strange?) Mysterious Mass Whale Graveyard Unearthed in the Chilean Desert

    12/11/2012 7:29:37 AM PST · 7 of 196
    Brookhaven to US Navy Vet

    ““as if to suggest that the whales all died at once, possibly during some cataclysmic tragedy”, Like a Worldwide FLOOD!”

    There seems to be a small, logical hole in your premise.

  • (How's This For Strange?) Mysterious Mass Whale Graveyard Unearthed in the Chilean Desert

    12/11/2012 7:27:35 AM PST · 3 of 196
    Brookhaven to lbryce

    The great white whale prophecy.

    A leader will emerge riding a great white whale and save America, but he’ll be brought down by Earth worshipers (environmentalist) before he can complete his mission.

  • NO, YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL

    12/11/2012 6:49:47 AM PST · 18 of 54
    Brookhaven to shortstop

    “People who think they are superior have an uncanny tendency to be inferior.”

    The line of wisdom from this article.

    Pair it with another great line “success is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration” and you understand the problem.

    People that are concerned about their abilities work harder.

  • (Bastard Nation) 'I Should Sterilize You' - Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad of 9 to Stop Reproducing

    12/11/2012 6:36:28 AM PST · 27 of 27
    Brookhaven to Peet

    There s a scene in Atlas Shrugged where the discussion is about laws, how there are so many, and how nobody could possibly obey all the laws.

    The government official says that’s not the point—the don’t want people to obey every law. They’ve designed the system so that everyone is a law breaker; so the legal system can be brought to bear against anyone at any time. It’s designed as a form of blackmail. Play ball with the government, and we’ll forget about those laws you are breaking. Don’t play ball, and the government will come down hard on you.

    In this situation, the man has been told by a judge that if he “plays ball with the government” (voluntarily has himself sterilized) the legal system will go easy on him. If he doesn’t play ball, the government will come down hard on him.

    A bad precedent for a good cause is still a bad precedent.

  • The Only Thing Left for the Republican Party is its Obituary

    12/11/2012 6:27:50 AM PST · 54 of 56
    Brookhaven to ansel12

    Your original post said “The Whig party became the Republican party,” indicating you believe the GOP grew out of the Whig party. That’s not true, and that’s the point I was trying to make.

    “The republicans simply replaced the Whigs...”

    I would agree with that. But, the important point is that the Republican party was not just a renamed Whig party.

  • The Only Thing Left for the Republican Party is its Obituary

    12/10/2012 2:31:38 PM PST · 45 of 56
    Brookhaven to ScottinVA

    I read Newt’s assessment that the GOP wouldn’t stand a chance against Hillary in 2016 and thought “well, if we don’t stand a chance, maybe we should use this as a transition period to a new party.”

  • The Only Thing Left for the Republican Party is its Obituary

    12/10/2012 2:28:40 PM PST · 44 of 56
    Brookhaven to etcb
    At some point the two major factions in the Republican Party will accept the reality that neither can win without the other and they will unite against the common opponent.

    It has long been my contention that the GOP establishment would rather lose with a moderate than win with a conservative. I haven't seen anything to change my mind.

    The Republicans spent 40 years out of power. Somewhere along the line a mindset set in that "we can work with this." They learned to work the system, while being out of power. Being in control became less important that having access to power.

  • The Only Thing Left for the Republican Party is its Obituary

    12/10/2012 2:20:29 PM PST · 43 of 56
    Brookhaven to SkyDancer

    “I think it was the Whig party that became the Republican party.”

    No. The Republican party is not an extension of the Whig party.

    The Republican party was formed by a coalition of Democrats and Whigs. And, despite what other may say, the primary driver was opposition to slavery.

    The Democrats were pro-slavery. The Whigs a “we don’t like it, but there’s nothing we can do about it, so we’re not going to try” attitude.

    The Republican Party was formed to “abolish slavery and restrict the role of government in economic and social life.” That quoted line was the agreed upon purpose of the founders of the Republican party.

    The Republican party was a 3rd party. Eventually the Whig party disappeared, because people left it for either the Democrat or Republican party.

  • (Bastard Nation) 'I Should Sterilize You' - Judge Orders Deadbeat Dad of 9 to Stop Reproducing

    12/10/2012 1:28:16 PM PST · 18 of 27
    Brookhaven to GraceG

    “While they can’t order him sterilized...”

    Are you sure the judge didn’t?

    He made a condition of his probation that he wouldn’t father any more children.

    (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge) if you get yourself sterilized I’ll let you out of jail, if you don’t I make you stay in jail.

    Everyone knows what’s going on here.

    And, as much as I dislike the defendant, I can’t condone the legal system twisting his arm to force him to give up what is a basic human right.

    Because, if they can put this man in a position where he has to trade away one of his rights to gain his freedom, why can’t they put anyone in that position?

    Get in some kind of trouble with the law (say have a tax dispute with the government)? Give up your guns and we’ll release you, otherwise you stay in jail. No force involved; completely voluntary (wink wink, nudge nudge).

    Atlas Shrugged describes this perfectly.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 1:00:54 PM PST · 109 of 195
    Brookhaven to JCBreckenridge

    “Do you concede that the Catholic church has firmly rejected homosexuality, unlike the protestant churches mentioned in this article? Yes or no?”

    What is official policy often differs from what what goes on in the trenches. And, in an organization as large as the Catholic church, it’s hard to maintain perfect control.

    For example, liberation theology grew out of the Catholic church, despite the fact that it was condemned by the Pope.

    “Pride goeth before the fall.”

    There’s nothing wrong with being proud of your church, or with defending it, unless you fail to keep your eye’s wide open.

  • Chrysler workers canned for drinking on the job reinstated

    12/10/2012 12:51:45 PM PST · 12 of 29
    Brookhaven to Ruy Dias de Bivar

    I worked places that:

    1) have a strict no alcohol policy
    2) are OK if you go out for lunch and have a beer (they did have a policy that you couldn’t charge alcohol to your expense account or the company)
    3) allow you to drink at your desk (it was a small company, and they did have to carry extra insurance—which gets to my point below)

    IMHO, bans on alcohol at work have less to do with productivity, and more to do with liability. In other words—blame the lawyers.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 12:34:17 PM PST · 105 of 195
    Brookhaven to JCBreckenridge

    You mean “not blowing in the wind” like Father Michael Pfleger?

    A (still to this day) Roman Catholic priest in good standing. Called critics of Louis Farrakhan “narrow minded,” has had Nation of Islam members speak at his church, and called Jeremiah Wright “...one of the great biblical scholars of our country.”

    I could list more people, but (1) I don’t want to start a fight, and (2) that isn’t the point I want to make. The point I do want to make is that ignoring sound Christian doctrine is a problem that cuts across all denominational lines. Vigilance is required to keep any church in line.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 11:41:27 AM PST · 79 of 195
    Brookhaven to fwdude
    There is really only ONE reason these days for drinking alcohol - for the effect it gives

    But there was a solid reason throughout most of history: alcoholic beverages were sterile.

    Google "mayflower pilgrims beer". You'll find that the fist thing the pilgrims did upon landing was to start brewing alcoholic beverages. Not because they wanted to get drunk, but because it was the only way the could make sure their water supply wouldn't make them sick.

    Drinking low alcohol volume beverages (including adding some wine to water to make it safe to drink) has been a common practice throughout most of history (especially in crowded settlements which made obtaining clean water difficult).

    And, this is why drinking wine was not totally banned in the Bible.

    If you want to argue about today--fine. But, you can't take today's situation and apply it to all of history.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 11:26:26 AM PST · 73 of 195
    Brookhaven to CA Conservative
    think the question is, which of those things that you listed are clearly identified by the Bible as sin? Aside from homosexuality, which is identified as sin in both the Old and New Testaments, none of the others is identified as a sin. Drunkenness is listed as something to be avoided, but smoking, gambling, music? I think there are many things which churches have decided contributed to temptation (dancing, for example) or caused other problems for the individual or society (smoking, drugs, etc.), but that was a determination by man, not something from the Bible.

    But the churches that are moving toward accepting homosexuality as normal, and approving gay marriage, are definitely in conflict with the Bible. THAT is the difference.

    ...in conflict with the Bible.

    Aren't both sides of the above coin preaching doctrine that is in conflict with the Bible?

    How might this affect a non-believer--who wants to follow the Bible's teachings--only to find what the Bible teaches isn't what he is being taught?

    Adding or subtracting from the Bible--even for the best of causes--is never good.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 11:10:35 AM PST · 68 of 195
    Brookhaven to Wasichu

    “There are two kinds of ‘wine’ in the Bible. Fermented and unfermented. Unfermented “wine” or grape juice is “Holy” or “clean” while fermented wine is “unholy” and “unclean.” All alcoholic beverages are unholy and unclean!”

    No, there is not two kinds of wine in the Bible.

    I was in your camp, but when I pushed hard for the evidence for this, nobody could show it to me.

    On the other hand, evidence that believers drank alcoholic wine is scattered throughout both the old and new testament.

    For example, Paul (in a letter) chastises some believers for getting drunk on the wine from the Lord’s Supper. Yet, he doesn’t chastise them for serving alcoholic wine at the Lord’s supper to begin with, just for drinking too much.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 10:56:20 AM PST · 62 of 195
    Brookhaven to Laissez-faire capitalist

    “If a rock music song glorifies homosexuality, is that song itself wrong to listen to?”

    If a bluegrass song glorifies homosexuality, it is wrong to listen to bluegrass music?

    The reason I’m using bluegrass as an example, is that it has many of the musical aspects that caused pastors to denounce rock & roll music.

    It is based on African rhythmic patterns.

    Both the fiddle and banjo were denounced from the pulpit in the past as being instruments of the devil.

    Bluegrass lyrics (like its country cousin) often deal with the seedier side of life—adultery & violence are common song themes.

    Bluegrass has been called the jazz of country music, but it’s also accurate to call it the punk rock of country music. Consequently bluegrass attracts people who are outside the mainstream.

  • Why are some denominations/churches changing their bylaws on gay marriage (Or drinking, smoking...

    12/10/2012 10:32:46 AM PST · 53 of 195
    Brookhaven to Laissez-faire capitalist

    Maybe it’s because these churches were merely following cultural trends to begin with, and now that the cultural trends have changed, they are simply following the new ones (just as they followed the old ones).

    You’ve heard the story of what happened when a German and American Baptist group met each other. The Americans thought it was scandalous that the German women drank beer. The Germans though it was scandalous that the American women wore make up.

    Far too many churches in the past have jumped through scriptural hoops to prove their cultural bias is backed up by scripture. But, misusing scripture (even if for a just purpose) always ends up with bad results.

  • What don’t Republicans in Congress understand about the Christmas Strategy?

    12/10/2012 7:39:42 AM PST · 10 of 12
    Brookhaven to Perdogg

    Obama is setting us up to be the Grinch that stole Christmas.

    Obama has said he’ll make cuts, but he refuses to say where...that’s his game.

    As soon as the GOP suggests a specific cut anywhere, Obama will get on his high-horse, point his finger, and say “the Republicans want to take away your __________,” hoping the GOP will fold and accept “promised future cuts.”

  • Boehner’s Biggest Threat (Representative Tom Price of Georgia is a conservative force)

    12/10/2012 7:19:27 AM PST · 3 of 32
    Brookhaven to Wings-n-Wind

    He’s not a lawyer, which is a huge +1.

  • Microsoft to stop Linux, older Windows, from running on Windows 8 PCs

    12/07/2012 8:12:27 AM PST · 30 of 74
    Brookhaven to PapaBear3625

    More likely it will simply be a setting on the bios screen.

    Windows 8 protected mode = On/Off

    The demand to run non-Windows operating systems is pretty strong in the server market. No board maker is going to lock themselves out of that market by providing a bios that won’t run a non-Windows OS.

  • Senate passes right-to-work legislation (Michigan)

    12/07/2012 7:01:57 AM PST · 38 of 46
    Brookhaven to setha

    The reason employers go to staffing agencies/contractors are:

    1) To prevent employees from organizing (but this is far from the main reason)

    2) To protect themselves from federal & state laws/red-tape concerning full time employees (this is by far the #1 reason, and with the implementation of ObamaCare we’ll see even more companies dumping their full-time staff and going to contract labor)

    3) To get just-in-time skill sets (this is particularly true in IT—computers—where technology changes so quickly that companies have a hard time keeping up) which allows a company to bring on contractors for a specific project, then release them at the end of the project.

  • 'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo

    12/06/2012 1:39:08 PM PST · 48 of 78
    Brookhaven to GeronL

    I can’t remember if it is in the short-story or the book, but there is a scene where Ender has to talk to another cadet—a female—and she is naked. His response is sort of a numb, so-what? The idea that they might have some type of relationship doesn’t seem to be a possibility in his mind.

  • The Tea Party Purge of 2012

    12/06/2012 1:06:57 PM PST · 48 of 59
    Brookhaven to willowdean

    I believe the number is 16.

    We need to start taking names now. Get pledges from congressmen that they will not vote for Boehner as speaker.

    Someone needs to put up a blog or running list maintaining who is and is not on board.

  • 'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo

    12/06/2012 12:56:19 PM PST · 34 of 78
    Brookhaven to Flightdeck

    This would have been a perfect vehicle for an anime series.

    Ender’s killing of the bully is horrifying, because it’s so cold blooded. Merely a weighing of options, benefits, and outcomes. No thought about the moral implications.

    A theme, btw, that runs throughout the entire book.

  • 'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo

    12/06/2012 12:43:07 PM PST · 22 of 78
    Brookhaven to NativeSon

    Love interest?

    One of the main themes of the story is Ender’s isolation.

  • 'Ender's Game': Harrison Ford stares down Asa Butterfield in first photo

    12/06/2012 12:37:38 PM PST · 16 of 78
    Brookhaven to ClearCase_guy

    The short story is better (imho)—more to the point. The book felt like a short-story that was filled out to make a book.

    I believe the author has made the short story available for free on his web site.

  • BREAKING: Michigan to Become Right-to-Work State

    12/06/2012 10:49:00 AM PST · 24 of 55
    Brookhaven to 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

    Bingo.

    1) A judge will issue a stay to prevent its implementation

    2) Same judge will throw it out, declaring it to be at odds with either the state or US constitution