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  • MILLIONAIRES NEED YOUR HELP!... Ann Coulter

    04/03/2014 12:01:16 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 2 Apr 2014 | Ann Coulter
    Last Sunday, The New York Times published a front-page article about the heartfelt need of California farmers for more illegal aliens. The first tip-off that heinous public policy ideas were coming was that the Times introduced farmer Chuck Herrin, owner of a farm-labor contracting company, as a "lifelong Republican." That's Times-speak for "liberal." Herrin admitted that he employs a lot of illegal aliens and bitterly complained that they lived in fear of "Border Patrol and deportations." (But, apparently, he doesn't live in fear of admitting he's violating our immigration laws.) Sorry that running a country inconveniences you, Chuck. He said...
  • Citizens United and Hobby Lobby

    03/27/2014 7:21:37 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 13 replies
    I am not a lawyer or legal beagle nor have I even stayed at a Holiday Inn Express, but would there not be some connection with the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United and the current Hobby Lobby case? And if so, why isn't this being discussed in the media and conservative talk radio? In Citizens United, the Supreme Court basically established corporations as individuals allowing them to contribute to political campaigns. If a corporation is regarded as an individual when it comes to political contributions, why would not a corporation be given religious freedom rights as an individual? The...
  • Outrage as Car Rental Company Redraws Israel's Borders

    08/22/2013 10:24:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    inn ^ | 8/22/13 | Uzi Baruch
    Israeli customers of the global car rental agency "SixT" have expressed their surprise and anger at the company's decision to unilaterally erase Judea, Samaria and the Golan Heights from its maps of Israel. Information gathered by Arutz Sheva reveals that the company's European branches made the decision to take the politically-charged step, which effectively takes sides in the as-yet unresolved dispute between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. A number of customers contacted Arutz Sheva after carrging out their transactions in Israel through the company's Israeli branch, "Shlomo Sixt," only to find upon arriving in Europe that the company had erased...
  • Ingalls school district backs down on concealed-carry plan

    06/23/2013 9:31:31 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 3 replies
    Garden City Telegram ^ | 6/21/13 | Mary Clarkin
    INGALLS — The Ingalls USD 477 school board agreed it was a good idea for top administrators to bring handguns to school. Then, the district learned it would lose its liability insurance coverage through EMC Insurance Co. if it authorized guns in school. "At this point, we are dropping the idea of this," Ingalls USD 477 Superintendent Dave Novack said Wednesday of handguns at school.
  • Chicago company hosting terrorist blind sheik’s website

    04/17/2013 9:50:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    creepingsharia ^ | 4/17/13 | creeping
    The blind sheik, convicted of orchestrating the deadly World Trade Center bombing 20 years ago, has benefited from a sophisticated social media messaging machine despite serving life in prison in a solitary confinement cell in North Carolina. And federal authorities can’t do anything to stop Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman because his family is running the show on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and a website hosted in the United States – and there’s nothing illegal in the content of the sites’ messages. … Abdel-Rahman’s main website is hosted at SingleHop, in Chicago, Ill., according to dawhois.com, a website that registers servers and domains....
  • Utah company fires 2 workers who supported Obama

    01/20/2013 8:28:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 118 replies
    MSN ^ | James Eng
    The head of a Utah forensics company says it's only fair that two liberal employees were let go because liberal policies are costing his business. A Utah business owner says he fired two employees in large part because they supported President Barack Obama. “They were Obama supporters. We just knew they were," Terry Lee, owner of Terry Lee Forensics, a Cedar City, Utah, digital forensics company, told The Salt Lake Tribune on Thursday. **SNIP** Contacted by the Tribune Thursday, Lee said he picked the two employees in large part on the basis of their politics, according to the newspaper. But...
  • The Worst Green Subsidy Of Them All

    12/27/2012 7:27:46 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 12/27/2012 | Jarrett Skorup
    A proposed ethanol plant for Frontier Renewable Resources in the Upper Peninsula has survived a legal challenge filed by the Sierra Club and a Chippewa County resident. But the company building the plant may be one of the biggest green failures in the country. While countless articles have been dedicated to exposing green failures like Solyndra, A123, LG Chem, Energ1 and others, Frontier, which is a part of Mascoma Corp., has received little media attention. In June, Michigan Capitol Confidential reported that Mascoma said it had "no experience in the markets in which we intend to operate." As was documented...
  • 9 religious companies (besides Chick-fil-A)

    08/02/2012 1:47:15 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    religion.blogs.cnn.com ^ | July 24th, 2012 | Dan Gilgoff
    As the controversy over Chick-fil-A’s founder publicly opposing same-sex marriage continues – Mike Huckabee is pushing for a Chick-fil-A day, while the Jim Henson Co. is cutting ties to the chain - we’re republishing our list of 10 other religious companies. Our initial list was provoked by an earlier Chick-fil-A/same-sex marriage controversy. Is our list missing any names? Tweet us at @CNNBelief to let us know. Here are 10 well-known companies that don't make religious products - we're not talking kosher foods manufacturer Manischewitz here - but that nonetheless take their religious sides seriously (listed in no particular order).
  • Solar Company Hired Biden Staffer to Help Secure $1.6 Billion Federal Loan

    06/07/2012 5:36:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Heritage ^ | 6//6/12 | Lachlan Markay
    Internal emails show that BrightSource Energy, which received the largest federal loan for a solar energy project under President Obama’s stimulus package, leveraged its considerable political connections with top Democratic policymakers to secure its $1.6 billion in taxpayer backing. BrightSource energy faced a “do-or-die moment,” according to a report in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal, as the Energy Department weighed a federal loan for its massive Ivanpah solar farm in the California Mojave Desert. To spur the administration to approve the loan, BrightSource beefed up its lobbying presence, most notably by hiring Bernie Toon, former chief of staff for then-Senator Joe...
  • DOE-backed solar company lays off 2000

    04/17/2012 8:55:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/17/12 | Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
    First Solar, a solar energy company that received a $1.46 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy, announced today that it will layoff 2,000 workers in the United States and world-wide. The company will "indefinitely idle" four production lines in Malaysia and shutter a plant in Germany. "These actions, combined with other personnel reductions in Europe and the U.S., will reduce First Solar's global workforce by approximately 2,000 positions, about 30 percent of the total," First Solar announced today. "After a thorough analysis, it is clear the European market has deteriorated to the extent that our operations there are...
  • Ultimate Flags company making obama flag

    03/15/2012 8:58:53 AM PDT · by MsLady · 73 replies
    Ultimate Flags ^ | March 15, 2012 | MsLady
    Here's the phone number to the company making the Obama flag, 678-653-5247 just in case you would like to order one. And the link ;) Link to ordering Obama flag
  • Limbaugh Drops Company That Suspended Ads From Show Over Fluke Remarks

    03/08/2012 3:38:53 PM PST · by Nachum · 177 replies
    the blaze ^ | 3/8/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Rush Limbaugh has rejected an advertiser’s apparent attempt to reunite with his show after the company initially dropped its ads from the program following his remarks about contraception advocate Sandra Fluke. The company, Sleep Train, calls itself “the No. 1 Bedding Specialist on the West Coast, and most recognized mattress retailer in the region.” In an email to Sleep Train President Dale Carlsen (obtained by The Blaze), a representative of the show says that Limbaugh personally considered the company’s request, but denied it considering its public comments following the controversy. “Thank you for your requests last week and this week...
  • Obamacare Fees Force Company to Cut 5% of Workforce

    11/13/2011 1:25:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/13/11 | Detroit Free Press
    Stryker, the Kalamazoo-based maker of artificial hips and knees, will cut 5% of its global workforce by the end of next year to reduce costs in the face of new fees on device makers required by the U.S. health care law.
  • A THIRD of bandwidth taken up by Netflix movie downloads

    10/28/2011 1:38:24 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th October 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    Internet-streaming company Netflix experienced its biggest exodus in its history after a price hike earlier this year - the loss of 800,000 customers. But the web-streaming giant isn't washed up yet. TV shows and films streamed via Netflix account for a third of total downstream bandwidth use in the U.S - an astonishing amount for any one company to control. Neftlix use accounts for 32.7 per cent of total bandwidth use in the U.S., UP from 29.7per cent a year ago, says Canadian company Sandvine.
  • Inept young applicants have hiring managers struggling to fill jobs

    10/24/2011 8:58:48 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 151 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/24/11 | Virginia Backaitis
    He doesn’t think it’s too much to ask of a job seeker. A resume, a statement of salary expectations and a single written paragraph that answers a question like, “What do you believe a good customer service representative’s attitude should be?” (snip) Stories are legion of inept or half-hearted applicants who submit resumes marred by misspellings, show up at interviews dressed for a beach party, make inappropriate jokes, fail to learn basic details about the job and company in question, and otherwise leave hiring managers aghast. (snip) “Who the hell is going to hire these people?” asks Heinemeier Hansson. “Who...
  • Company Thanks Guy Who Alerted Them To Big Security Flaw By Sending The Cops... And The Bill

    10/18/2011 3:50:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    techdirt ^ | 10/18/11
    We've seen before that organizations don't seem to react well to outside security folks pointing out vulnerabilities in their systems. They very often take a "blame the messenger" approach -- as if pointing out a flaw suddenly makes that flaw come into existence. But one company seems to be taking it to another level. That Anonymous Coward points us to a story in which a security professional found a big and ridiculously obvious bug in the website of an Australian investment fund, First State Superannuation. Apparently you could see other people's accounts by merely changing the account numbers in the...
  • Solyndra execs refuse to testify at House hearing

    09/23/2011 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 40 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | September 23, 2011 | Nick Smith
    WASHINGTON (KGO) -- Two top executives at bankrupt Solyndra have invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions at a House hearing Friday. The Solyndra executives have sent letters to the House Energy and Commerce committee, saying they will invoke their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.
  • Obama to speak at NC company that’s shipping jobs to Costa Rica

    09/13/2011 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/11 | Matthew Boyle -
    President Barack Obama will present his “jobs plan” on Wednesday at a company that’s shipping jobs overseas. Obama is scheduled to present his “jobs plan” in Apex, N.C., on Wednesday at the headquarters of WestStar Precision. WestStar Precision is a high-end, specialty manufacturer that just opened a new facility in San Jose, Costa Rica, creating many new jobs there, but not in the United States. “Our main office and manufacturing facility near Research Triangle Park in the Raleigh/Durham area has approximately 11,000 sq. ft. of office space, production area and warehouse,” the company says on its website. “This facility has...
  • Bankrupt solar company with fed backing has cozy ties to Obama admin

    09/01/2011 11:09:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/1/11 | C.J. Ciaramella
    A solar energy company that intends to file bankruptcy received $535 million in backing from the federal government and has a cozy history with Democrats and the Obama administration, campaign finance records show. Shareholders and executives of Solyndra, a green energy company producing solar panels, fundraised for and donated to the Obama administration to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Tulsa billionaire George Kaiser, a key Obama backer who raised between $50,000 and $100,000 for the president’s election campaign, is one of Solyndra’s primary investors. Kaiser himself donated $53,500 to Obama’s 2008 election campaign, split between the DSCC...
  • Dollar to drop on S&P move; safe-haven demand seen

    08/07/2011 3:57:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | Saikat Chatterjee
    The U.S. dollar may weaken and Treasury yields rise when Asian markets reopen on Monday, though any selling in response to ratings agency S&P's downgrade of the United States is likely to be tempered by the escalating crisis in the euro zone. The S&P cut in the U.S. long-term credit rating by a notch to AA-plus is an unprecedented blow and results from concerns about the nation's budget deficits and climbing debt burden. It called the outlook "negative," signaling another downgrade is possible in the next 12 to 18 months. "The initial reaction will be a high degree of uncertainty...
  • 2011 World’s Most Ethical Companies

    06/27/2011 9:06:06 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 23 replies
    EthiSPhere ^ | June 2011 | EthiSphere
    The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes companies that truly go beyond making statements about doing business “ethically” and translate those words into action. WME honorees demonstrate real and sustained ethical leadership within their industries, putting into real business practice the Institute’s credo of “Good. Smart. Business. Profit.” There is no set number of companies that make the list each year. Rather, the World’s Most Ethical Company designation is awarded to those companies that have leading ethics and compliance programs, particularly as compared to their industry peers. This year, there are 110 World’s Most Ethical Companies. Of these companies, 36...
  • Toy company introduces Anthony Weiner action figure

    06/12/2011 3:55:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    the australian ^ | 6/12/11 | NewsCore
    Herobuilders.com is offering two versions of the doll modelled after the New York Democrat who shot to fame around the world last week after admitting to having sent a lewd photo of his crotch to a Seattle college student on Twitter. The Weiner doll comes as a standard doll for $US39.95 ($37.85) and an adults-only "anatomically correct" version for $US49.95 ($47.35). Both figures are dressed in a T-shirt and gym shorts — with the words "tweet this" printed on the shorts. For an extra $US18.00 ($17) customers can add a toy BlackBerry for the doll to hold. The action figure...
  • Vibrant to Vacant: Mall Vacancies Highest in 11 Years; Online Retail Sales Hit 12%

    04/10/2011 7:41:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com ^ | 4/10/11 | Mike "Mish" Shedlock
    Online retail sales keep climbing, big box retailers keep wondering what to do with all their space, and small stores struggle to survive at all. As a result of that nasty brew, Malls Face Surge in Vacancies. Mall vacancies hit their highest level in at least 11 years in the first quarter, new figures from real-estate research company Reis Inc. showed. In the top 80 U.S. markets, the average vacancy rate was 9.1%, up from 8.7%. The outlook is especially bad for strip malls and other neighborhood shopping centers. Their vacancy rate is expected to top 11.1% later this year,...
  • Death Penalty System Threatened After Hospira Pulls Plug on Drug.

    01/21/2011 11:40:35 AM PST · by Walts Ice Pick · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 21, 2011 | Ashby Jones
    What an odd turn of events: A drug company decides to stop producing an anesthetic — and the death penalty system in the U.S. is potentially thrown into turmoil. We say “potentially,” because it hasn’t happened yet. But on Friday, the WSJ’s Nathan Koppel broke the news that Hospira Inc., based in Lake Forest, Ill., has decided to permanently halt production of thiopental sodium, a key drug widely used by states in lethal injections. Hospira’s decision puts a wrench in the nation’s capital-punishment system. States can attempt to use another anesthetic in place of thiopental, but such a switch likely...
  • The Obama’s Dance Company toGet Strict Government Oversight

    12/31/2010 1:23:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/31/10 | Dan Riehl
    There’s something curiously missing from this story on Chicago’s Mantu Dance Company. It may be the only time the company has made big news without a mention of Barack and Michelle Obama in years. One can only imagine the headlines were it so closely linked to a Republican President. Illinois officials are taking a closer look at a nonprofit dance company that was awarded a $4.5 million state grant in 2003 for a planned performing arts center on the South Side that has yet to begin construction.
  • Arizona's Jeffrey Landrigan executed despite concerns drugs not FDA-approved _

    10/27/2010 10:10:10 AM PDT · by managusta · 54 replies · 2+ views
    NY Daily news ^ | 10/27/2010 | Aliyah Shahid
    The state of Arizona executed a convicted murderer on Tuesday night despite objections from attorneys that the state would use a non-approved drug from overseas for the lethal injection. Just hours before Jeffrey Landrigan's death, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to lift a stay issued by a federal judge to halt the execution. "There is no evidence in the record to suggest that the drug obtained from a foreign source is unsafe," the Supreme Court said Due to a U.S. shortage, the state turned to a non-FDA approved drug. It was later revealed that the source was the U.K., although...
  • Obama and Company trying to pull a fast one to keep his old seat in the D column?

    10/14/2010 10:35:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/14/10 | Ed Lasky
    There is a very tight Senate race going on for the Senate seat once held by Barack Obama before his Ascension. The Republican, Mark Kirk (a military reservist)is in a tight race with the Democrat Alexi Giannoulias, Illinois state treasurer who has close ties to Barack Obama and the Cook County machine. There has been a fair amount of mudslinging between the two sides but there seems to be some mischief coming from on high. Illinois has been tardy in getting ballots out to our men and women serving in the military and thus their votes may not count in...
  • Can companies require employees to disarm on 'company business'?

    09/16/2010 4:52:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 15 September, 2010 | David Codrea
    "Woman Fired For Carrying Gun On The Job," the WSBTV.com headline tells us. "Jamie Lunsford said the company violated her rights by firing her after they discovered she had a gun in her car while on business." So she wasn't actually "carrying," was she? Still, how did her employer discover that she had a gun in her car? Apparently she disclosed it to security guards while visiting a federal Reserve Bank on company business, and they "had no problem with it." Should have kept the lips zipped, lady, but done is done. She jumped through all the hoops, obtained a...
  • A Man Who Took Life's Business Lemons and Made His Own Business Lemonade

    07/16/2010 11:40:03 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 4 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Published July 16, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    After getting frustrated out of the lemons his problems gave him, David Miller made his own corporate lemonade. Due to the frustration of always having to call technical support to solve his own frequent hardware problems, he started taking the initiative to educate himself.
  • Venezuelans oppose Chávez attempt to nationalize private food company (Hugo starts to teeter)

    07/10/2010 12:26:49 AM PDT · by Stultis · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9 July 2010 | Juan Forero
    As in all major government takeovers of private companies in Venezuela, President Hugo Chávez declared that seizing beer-and-food giant Polar's facilities here would mark another victory for the poor in the country's march toward socialism. "Why is it that Polar has so much money?" Chávez asked in a February speech ... Except this time, the president's plans went badly awry, ... Polar [fought] back by taking its case to the Supreme Court, [and] its employees have risen up, too, rallying in opposition to Chávez's edict and holding all-night vigils to prevent a takeover. ... employees said they oppose the government...
  • San Francisco passes cell phone radiation law

    06/16/2010 8:56:40 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 12 replies · 269+ views
    MSNBC ^ | June 16, 2010
    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco could soon start requiring retailers to post notices showing how much radiation is emitted by the cell phones they sell. The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted 10-1 to give preliminary approval to the ordinance, which would require stores to provide each phone's "specific absorption rate" — a measure of radiation registered with the Federal Communications Commission. Mayor Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the legislation into law after a 10-day comment period. Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, chief sponsor of the legislation, says it's about "helping people make informed choices." But cell phone industry representatives say...
  • Company Bidding to Help Manage Ground Zero Tower Has Arab Ties

    06/14/2010 11:20:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 215+ views
    fox ^ | 6/14/10 | fox
    Nearly nine years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the bi-state agency that operates the World Trade Center is looking for a private partner to help manage the 1,776-foot office tower that is being built at Ground Zero -- and one of two companies under consideration may have ties to the Middle East. The bidding process for private partners for the "Freedom Tower" has been whittled down to two companies: Durst Organization and Related Companies, Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. reports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will soon decide which partner will manage and...
  • To Russia, with Love

    05/11/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 1 replies · 180+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published April 01, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    Given Russia's reputation for excessive bureaucracy, it's only right that a company would exist to help businesspeople to set up, find the right translators, and also provide the right legal guidance to navigate the Byzantine direction of Russia's business bureaucracy. Center of Economic Planning consists of a professional team of skilled translators, auditors and IT specialists who will also not just help foreign businesses, but also help native Russians build their businesses.
  • TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment

    05/05/2010 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 397+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published May 05, 2010 by | Alice Winters
    In one of the many new age music albums, there is a song called "Fly Away" and the constant refrain is "Fly Away, Fly Away, Fly Away," and the refrain really describes what you can do with this new invention. The catch is of course with this, you can only fly away in your imagination. TFT INSTRUMENTS Company has designed a new flight simulator that can be used for entertainment (with both movie studio sets/movie productions), airports, and shopping centers.
  • The Company Party

    11/24/2009 1:48:30 PM PST · by Signalman · 8 replies · 778+ views
    email | 11/24/2009 | Unk.
    ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR TO YOU AS DEC. APPROACHES Company Memo --------------------------------------------------------- FROM: Patty Lewis, Human Resources Director TO: All Employees DATE: December 12, 2009 RE: Gala Christmas Party I'm happy to inform you that the company Christmas Party will take place on December 23rd, starting at Noon in the private function room at the Grill House. There will be a cash bar and plenty of drinks! We'll have a small band playing traditional carols. Feel free to sing along, and don't be surprised if our CEO shows up dressed as Santa Claus! A Christmas tree will be lit...
  • Chinese giant to buy US oil assets: company (Norwegian energy group Statoil)

    11/04/2009 8:49:53 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 1,064+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/09 | Pierre-Henry Deshayes
    OSLO (AFP) – Norwegian energy group Statoil said Wednesday it was selling some of its US offshore oil assets to China's state-owned CNOOC, marking the first step by a Chinese energy major into the US market. The sale, announced along with Statoil's quarterly results, involves a limited stake for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in four exploitation licences for deepwater blocks bought in 2007 and 2008. "On 29 October Statoil signed a farm down agreement with the Chinese company CNOOC involving a number of Statoil's leases in the Gulf of Mexico," Statoil said in its third-quarter earnings statement....
  • Can the Future Be Built in America?

    09/14/2009 8:24:49 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 4 replies · 413+ views
    BusinessWeek/YahooNews ^ | 9/11/09 | Pete Engardio
    From its headquarters in a modest office park outside Sunnyvale, Calif., Bridgelux is hoping to spark a revolution in light fixtures for homes and offices across the U.S. It's ready to ramp up production of tiny light-emitting chips that blaze as bright as some incandescent bulbs but consume a fraction of the energy. To meet surging orders for its chips, it's prepared to spend $250 million over three years on gleaming cleanrooms. The question is, where should it put its plants?
  • THEY REMEMBER -

    09/02/2009 8:12:03 PM PDT · by pansgold · 1 replies · 1,037+ views
    An email I received | September 2, 2009 | pansgold
    This came from a Marine unit over in Iraq. SLEEP LAST NIGHT? Bed a little lumpy... Toss and turn any... Wish the heat was higher... Maybe the a/c wasn't on... Had to go to the john... Need a drink of water... Scroll down Yes... It is like that! Count your blessings, pray for them, Talk to your Creator And The next time when... The other car cuts you off and you must hit the brakes, Or you have to park a little further from Walmart than you want to be, Or you're served slightly warm food at the restaurant, Or...
  • The Company he Keeps

    09/01/2009 12:20:43 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 10 replies · 998+ views
    September 1, 2009 | MosesKnows
    The Company He Keeps Can you know a person by the company they keep? If you can, is it fair to do so? Is it then fair to judge them? I often have the opportunity to get to know someone through personal and business relationships. However, when I don’t have a personal or business relationship knowing them by the company they keep has served me well. The advice remains in good stead but I was curious of its origin. I have not found a direct connection to the advice but I did find several indirect references. As early as 1541,...
  • Alleged Mexican Cartel Leaders, Associates Targeted in Newest Effort to Combat Drug...

    07/21/2009 3:12:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1,366+ views
    US DOJ.gov/opa - Press Release ^ | July 20, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text SNIPPET is a quote: Alleged Mexican Cartel Leaders, Associates Targeted in Newest Effort to Combat Drug Trafficking Organizations Today the Departments of Justice, State and Treasury announced coordinated actions against the Gulf Cartel/Los Zetas drug trafficking organization, now known as the "Company," in the latest in a series of efforts by the U.S. government to neutralize and dismantle this violent cartel. Antonio Ezequiel Cardenas-Guillen, Jorge Eduardo Costilla-Sanchez, Heriberto Lazcano-Lazcano and Miguel Trevino-Morales, high-level Mexican leaders of the Company and 15 of their top lieutenants, have been charged in U.S. federal courts with drug trafficking-related crimes. Also...
  • North Mankato Printing Company Eliminates 114 Jobs [Continued: Stimulus Bill Failure]

    06/13/2009 4:23:08 PM PDT · by Son House · 5 replies · 395+ views
    KTTC.com ^ | Jun 12, 2009 | KTTC.com
    NORTH MANKATO, Minn. (AP) -- A wholesale printing company in southern Minnesota says it's eliminating 114 positions. Carlson Craft of North Mankato made the layoffs Thursday in its effort to adapt to the current economic downturn. Besides the economy, General Manager Barb Kaus says in a statement that consumers' needs have changed, and that the restructuring is needed to focus on new technology. The company, which is part of Taylor Corp., makes printed stationery products and personalized accessories. It was founded as Carlson Letter Service in 1948.
  • Fox to make reality TV show out of company layoffs ("Someone's Gotta Go")

    04/08/2009 9:44:59 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 544+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/8/09 | AP
    NEW YORK – The Fox network is making a reality show out of the troubled economy. An upcoming series titled, "Someone's Gotta Go," lets employees of a small business decide which one of their colleagues will be laid off.
  • Obama plans new company bailout initiatives (Here a bail-out, There a bail-out, eieiooooo)

    04/04/2009 10:34:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 678+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/4/09 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The administration of President Barack Obama is considering new bailout initiatives that will allow troubled companies to benefit from rescue programs while avoid restrictions imposed by Congress, The Washington Post reported Saturday. ... Experts at the Obama administration have concluded that this approach is vital for persuading firms to participate in programs funded by the 700-billion-dollar financial rescue package, the report said. The administration believes it can sidestep the rules because, .. it has decided not to provide federal aid directly to financial companies,.. Instead, the government has set up special entities that act as middlemen, channeling...
  • Can Private Security Guards Act As Cops? (Police May be Privatized by a Foreign Company)

    03/24/2009 7:57:51 AM PDT · by rgr · 32 replies · 1,970+ views
    Can Private Security Guards Act As Cops? That's Exactly What They May Soon Be Doing On The Far These private security cars patrol Michigan Avenue between 100th and 116th streets, and a proposed city ordinance would give them many police powers. They're private security guards, already on patrol, but they may soon have the powers of Chicago Police officers. As CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, the private security officers now on patrol on the city's Far South Side are expected to have their powers expanded as part of a citywide ordinance now being prepared. But officials are questioning...
  • Serbian spy's trial lifts cloak on his CIA alliance

    03/01/2009 4:29:49 PM PST · by kronos77 · 7 replies · 1,144+ views
    As Milosevic's intelligence chief, Jovica Stanisic is accused of setting up genocidal death squads. But as a valuable source for the CIA, an agency veteran says, he also 'did a whole lot of good.' By Greg Miller March 1, 2009 Reporting from Belgrade, Serbia -- At night, when the lawns are empty and the lamps along the walking paths are the only source of light, Topcider Park on the outskirts of Belgrade is a perfect meeting place for spies. It was here in 1992, as the former Yugoslavia was erupting in ethnic violence, that a wary CIA agent made his...
  • Israeli company bids for Agriprocessors

    01/28/2009 8:39:41 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1-28-09 | JTA
    An Israeli company has made an offer to buy the kosher meat producer Agriprocessors. The company, Soglowek Nahariya, made the offer in a filing Sunday with an Iowa bankruptcy court, the Des Moines Register reported. Agriprocessors, once the country's largest producer of kosher meat, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November. The company had been on a steady downward spiral since May, when federal agents descended on the company's Postville slaughterhouse and arrested more than one-third of its workforce in what was at the time the largest single-site immigration raid in American history. Joseph Sarachek, a bankruptcy trustee who...
  • 2008 Economic Crisis Also Brings Changes In Corporate Logos

    01/20/2009 7:45:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies · 655+ views
    From what the experts are saying, the economic crisis of 2008 would be the buggest since the Great Depression that started in 1929. So in this new crisis, the stock market is going down, unemployment is going up, banks are filing for bankruptcy, some Americans automakers barely survive, etc. With this current situations, big enterprises are even thinking about changing their corporate logos.
  • Chinese Drywall MAy Be Toxic

    01/19/2009 7:01:31 AM PST · by LadyBuzz · 40 replies · 3,646+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/12/2009 | MICHAEL CORKERY
    Some home builders already struggling in Florida's dismal housing market are facing another headache: The Chinese-made drywall they used is causing unpleasant odors and possibly leading to electric problems in dozens of homes constructed during the housing boom.
  • Bill Gates' mysterious new company

    10/22/2008 10:16:23 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 668+ views
    TechFlash ^ | 10/22/08 | Todd Bishop and Eric Engleman
    Just months after his Microsoft farewell, Bill Gates is quietly creating a new company -- complete with high-tech office space, a cryptic name and even its own trademark. Public documents describe the new Gates entity -- bgC3 LLC -- as a “think tank.” It’s housed within a Kirkland office that the Microsoft co-founder established on his own after leaving his day-to-day executive role at the company this summer. Is this Bill Gates’ next big business? A Gates insider gives an emphatic no -- saying it’s not a commercial venture but rather a vehicle to coordinate the software mogul’s work on...
  • Power Company Does ‘Whatever It Takes’ For Military Employees

    09/05/2008 6:10:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 254+ views
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 5, 2008 – Dominion Resources has a simple philosophy when it comes to supporting its employees who serve part-time in the military: “Whatever it takes, for as long as it takes.” That philosophy has led to a companywide culture of support for the military and also earned Dominion the 2008 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. Dominion, with headquarters in Richmond, Va., is one of 15 companies receiving the award, which recognizes employers who provide exceptional support to employees serving in the National Guard or Reserve. Dominion has many programs to support its employees who are...