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  • Boeing Workers Approve 8-Year Contract Extension

    01/05/2014 2:41:49 AM PST · by paudio · 36 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/4/14 | STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    The workers voted 51 percent to 49 percent in favor, responding to pressures from top union officials and Washington State lawmakers, who warned that Boeing might place 777X production elsewhere, potentially costing Washington more than 10,000 jobs.
  • Student threatened with sex offender status commits suicide

    10/14/2013 8:40:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2013 | Robby Soave
    An Alabama high school student killed himself after he was threatened with severe legal consequences — including registration as a sex offender — because he went streaking at a football game. The student, 15-year-old Christian Adamek, died from wounds he sustained while attempting to hang himself, according to The Daily Mail. Adamek ran naked across the field at a September 27th football game between his school, Sparkman High School, and Grissom High School. The incident was recorded and put on Youtube, and many students remarked that the prank had made Adamek — already a popular student, according to reports —...
  • Newspaper insert tells Romney biography

    10/28/2012 4:53:31 AM PDT · by paudio · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 10/27/12 | Gregory Wallace
    Voters in several battleground states may open their newspapers and find Mitt Romney's biography this weekend. The Ending Spending Action Fund super PAC has printed 4.5 million magazine-style newspaper inserts that will appear as advertisements in more than 150 newspapers in five states in coming days, a source with knowledge of the group's activities told CNN.
  • The Decency of Mitt

    10/27/2012 3:16:09 AM PDT · by paudio · 51 replies
    NRO ^ | 10/25/12 | Deroy Murdock
    Why is Mitt Romney rising? Americans who watched the GOP nominee debate President Obama never met the cold, greedy, sexist, racist, carcinogenic tax cheat that Team Obama promised would appear. The calm, steady, and reasonable gentleman who opposed Obama was no Gordon Gekko. Americans might like Romney even more if they understood his random acts of kindness and significant feats of bravery. As Mara Gay, Dan Hirschhorn, and M. L. Nestel wrote for “A man weighed down by the image of a heartless corporate raider who can’t relate to people actually has a history of doing remarkably kind things...
  • New Book Raises Questions About Obama’s Memoir

    06/22/2012 2:37:29 AM PDT · by paudio · 10 replies
    NYT ^ | June 19, 2012 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    “I will never forget my own mother, as she fought cancer in her final months, having to worry about whether her insurance would refuse to pay for her treatment,” Mr. Obama said in 2009, as he campaigned for passage of his health care program. Ms. Scott’s research suggested that Mr. Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, was covered by health insurance at the time, and was instead denied disability coverage that would have helped to pay expenses that were not covered by insurance.
  • Facebook's Eduardo Saverin gives up citizenship

    05/11/2012 4:35:31 PM PDT · by paudio · 37 replies
    Los Angeles Time ^ | May 11, 2012
    Saverin, who was immortalized in the film “The Social Network” as Zuckerberg’s contentious former friend and business partner, has a 4% stake in the company, according to the Who Owns Facebook? website. His stake could be worth nearly $4 billion after the IPO. “It's definitely savvy tax planning,” said Edward D. Kleinbard, a professor of law at USC who specializes in federal tax policy and international taxation. “He can argue that the value of the Facebook shares in September, when he gave up his citizenship, were significantly less than the value that will be set at the IPO next week.”
  • NC State’s Scott Wood explains how losing to your rival feels (Good reply to stupid questions)

    01/27/2012 5:28:07 PM PST · by paudio · 2 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/12 | Jeff Eisenberg
    Not long after North Carolina State lost to rival North Carolina for the 11th straight time on Thursday night, reporters asked junior forward Scott Wood how frustrating it was to have never beaten the Tar Heels. Wood's response was brilliant in its simplicity. "Has your wife ever cheated on you?" Wood deadpanned in response. Then after a few seconds of the most awkward silence imaginable, he responded, "that's probably how frustrating it is."
  • Veterans' Group to 'Hawaii 5-0': Apology Not Accepted!

    12/15/2011 1:07:22 PM PST · by paudio · 15 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 12/14/11 | Tim Kenneally
    The veterans group the Greatest Generation Foundation is refusing to accept an apology from the series' executive producer after crew members for the show allegedly disrupted the group's visit to Honolulu's National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
  • Lowe's Pulls Ads from TLC Show 'All-American Muslim'

    12/09/2011 3:08:14 PM PST · by paudio · 34 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/9/2011 | Georg Szalai
    Retail giant Lowe's has pulled advertising from Discovery Communications-owned TLC's reality show All-American Muslim. But a TLC rep says: "There is strong advertising support for the show."
  • Systematic Assassinations Not Part of Our Politics

    01/13/2011 12:33:52 AM PST · by paudio · 12 replies
    RCP ^ | 1/13/11 | Michael Barone
    Systematic political assassination can be effective, with horrifying results, as the examples from Germany and Japan show. And the example from Pakistan shows that President Obama, his administration and members of Congress have a very difficult problem on their hands, more difficult since the sudden death last month of our hugely able diplomat Richard Holbrooke. Suggestions that the shooting in Arizona are of the same ilk as these examples is something of a blood libel against the politicians of all stripes in our country and of the American people. No American politician, no significant segment of any political movement, no...
  • Let's not make this something it isn't

    01/10/2011 2:27:14 PM PST · by paudio · 30 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/9/11 | Steve Kornacki
    But it should also be noted that what we have learned so far about Loughner defies ideological branding. Based on his MySpace page and series of YouTube videos he apparently made, Loughner is fixated on his area’s literacy rate, government "mind control methods," and ... something having to do with America’s currency. A high school classmate describes him as "left-wing." He also is apparently fond of "Mein Kampf" and Karl Marx and may be somehow connected to a fringe anti-immigration group. And he despised Giffords. Make what you will of all of that. My hunch is that Lougnher is just...
  • Bush v. Gore, 10 years later

    12/12/2010 2:53:54 PM PST · by paudio · 70 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 12.12.10 | George Will
    The passions that swirled around Bush v. Gore, the Supreme Court case that ended 10 years ago Sunday, dissipated quickly. And remarkably little damage was done by the institutional collisions that resulted when control of the nation's supreme political office turned on 537 votes out of 5,963,110 cast in Florida. Many controversies concerned whether particular votes could be said to have been cast properly. Chads are those bits of paper that, when a ballot is properly cast by puncturing spots next to candidates' names, are separated from the ballot. In Florida, there were "dimpled" chads that were merely dented and...
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Review, spoiler alert)

    12/10/2010 2:02:46 PM PST · by paudio · 36 replies
    Focus on the family ^ | Dec 10, 2010 | Paul Asay
    Before this film, I think the cinematic Narnia series was a little like Lucy, looking enviously at big-sister Susan. Maybe it was trying too hard to be the next Lord of the Rings or aspire to Harry Potter-level success. It worked so hard to be literary and spectacular that, just maybe, it forgot what the Narnia books were at their core: children's stories. Meaningful stories, yes. Good stories, absolutely, filled with allegorical heft and layers of meaning … but at their core, they're meant to be fun. Dawn Treader found the fun. For two hours, I was engrossed in a...
  • Save Obama's presidency by challenging him on the left

    12/05/2010 3:21:23 AM PST · by paudio · 56 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12.4.2010 | Michael Lerner
    Far from weakening his chances for reelection, this kind of progressive primary challenge could save Obama if he moves in the desired direction. And if he holds firm to his current track, he's a goner anyway. The basic platform for such a candidate is clear: Unequivocally call for an immediate end to the presence of U.S. troops, advisers and private U.S.-based security firms in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and replace the "war on terror" with a Global Marshall Plan that roots homeland security in a strategy of generosity and concern for the well-being of everyone on the planet. Domestically, call...
  • Collecting the weak (Portugal to become Chinese Colony?)

    11/29/2010 2:42:11 AM PST · by paudio · 2 replies
    Calgary Sun ^ | EZRA LEVANT
    f the poorest countries in Europe, but joining the European Union and using the euro as their currency took away its ability to chart its own destiny. Poor countries like China can artificially make themselves competitive by devaluing their currency. A weak currency is like a national pay cut, but it makes exports more affordable to foreign customers, and attracts bargain-hunting tourists too, which is important in a place like Portugal. But such local tactics are extinct in a euro zone whose one-size-fits-all economic policies are set by the big economies like Germany. Germany might be big enough to bail...
  • On North Korea, a Bipartisan Failure

    11/29/2010 2:34:39 AM PST · by paudio · 5 replies
    NRO ^ | 11.24.10 | Carolyn Leddy
    The question on everyone’s mind: Why didn’t the United States do more to prevent the progress of North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program? Regrettably, the answer to this question is even more disconcerting than the disclosure itself. Intelligence amassed over the course of nearly two decades on North Korea’s uranium-enrichment program has been an inconvenient truth for most U.S. officials involved in North Korea policy through consecutive U.S. political administrations — but nowhere was this delusion in more abundance than in the latter years of the George W. Bush administration, in which I served as the director for counterproliferation strategy, covering North...
  • RNC convention spending alarms party veterans

    11/28/2010 5:13:00 AM PST · by paudio · 4 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11.27.10 | Dan Balz
    Heavy spending for the 2008 national convention did not start until the summer and fall of 2007. By end of September 2006, the party had spent $35,500 on convention arrangements. That compares with the more than $636,000 spent to date. The total spent on preparations prior to July 2007 was $411,000. The arrangements committee is on pace to spend $2 million to $3 million by summer. "They're hamstringing the next presidential nominee," said an official familiar with past convention arrangements. He said money spent now cannot be replaced, potentially limiting the choices the next nominee will have in staging the...
  • Congressman fires chief of staff after arrest on sex charges

    11/24/2010 12:18:28 AM PST · by paudio · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/10 | Jordan Fabian
    Rep. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) has fired his chief of staff, effective last Friday, after his arrest on charges of soliciting sex from a minor.
  • Keep your holiday guests calm. Show them a picture of the turkey

    11/23/2010 6:30:17 PM PST · by paudio · 6 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 11/23/10
    According to a new study, meat doesn’t just give us strength or the occasional bit of indigestion, it actually makes us less aggressive.
  • Democrats Try to Crack Mystery of the Missing Voters

    11/23/2010 1:01:37 AM PST · by paudio · 47 replies
    WSJ ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | GERALD F. SEIB
    While it's correct that some key parts of the Democratic coalition—young voters and African-Americans among them—didn't perform as they did in 2008, evidence emerging as the dust settles from this month's election suggests the bigger hole in the side of the Democratic ship came from moderates in the political center who didn't show up. (Those absences were in addition to the wave of independent swing voters also from the center who, exit polls showed, turned out but switched their votes to the Republicans.)