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  • A Cultural Misunderstanding: The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show

    01/24/2013 5:32:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies ^ | 24 January, 2013 | NA
    For a number of years, I visited the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The show, which is held in a hideous rambling building originally intended to handle livestock, is a genuine monster. For a solid week, people in the tens of thousands come from near and far to grope sporting goods, book hunting and fishing trips, attend demonstrations, and generally see what is what. ESS, as it will hereinafter be referred to, is put on by Reed Exhibitions. Reed is the world’s largest organizer of trade shows and the like; the firm handles 500 events in 39...
  • Reed Exhibitions: Politics Over Money

    01/24/2013 7:22:30 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show (ESS) is one of the biggest in the world. It is (or was) held in Pennsylvania, and had upward of 200,000 attendees each year. On January 18th, word was received that the management of ESS decided to change the show rules at (for major shows) the last minute. They decided the political climate was right to prohibit Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) from the show. The response was immediate and massive, amplified by overwhelming grassroots support. Vendors bailed, even if it cost them thousands, in protest of this blatant politicization of the show. Cabela's, one...
  • Sour Pixels

    06/14/2010 4:00:15 AM PDT · by Scanian · 27 replies · 1,069+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | June 13, 2010 | Rosslyn Smith
    South Carolina Democrat Vic Rawl has lined up hired independent experts and is calling for an official investigation of his stunning loss to unknown Alvin Greene in the U.S. Senate primary last week. There is a tendency to treat all post-election complaints by the losers as so many sour grapes. The site TechDirt, however, suggests an alternative and very scary explanation as to how Alvin Greene upset Vic Rawl that needs to be taken seriously. It starts with a basic question most political writers prefer to ignore. Does South Carolina use electronic voting machines? Not only does it turn out...
  • "Are Men Necessary?" Who's asking?

    11/15/2005 7:32:36 AM PST · by Millee · 110 replies · 1,329+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 11/15/05 | Diane Carmen
    I was reading "Are Men Necessary? When Sexes Collide" last week on the stationary bike at the Y, and the men around me were sweating even more than usual. "So what's the answer?" one said nervously. Maureen Dowd scares guys, so my familiar comrade in cardio wasn't exactly comfortable with me multitasking with the ultimate alpha female. "I'll let you know next week," I told him. Sure, Dowd and I have a few things in common. We both grew up in working- class families with lots of brothers. We both started college in 1969 and have careers in the newspaper...
  • U.N. Procurement Scandal: Ties to Saddam and Al Qaeda

    10/22/2005 12:55:43 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 86 replies · 2,621+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2005 | Claudia Rosett and George Russell
    NEW YORK — The scandal engulfing the United Nations Procurement Department () now appears to be bottomless. It also shows signs of growing more sinister, especially where it involves a mysterious private company called IHC Services (), which did big business with the procurement department until it was removed from U.N. rosters in June. New details of how dark the scandal could prove to be have emerged from the private sale of IHC on June 3, 2005, just as the procurement scandal was about to break. It now appears that while doing business with the U.N., IHC had links both to Saddam...
  • U.N. suspends catering company subsidiary

    10/21/2005 7:43:23 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 523+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/21/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - In a widening scandal over contracts, the United Nations announced Friday that it has suspended a subsidiary of the world's largest catering company as a U.N. supplier until the outcome of an investigation into alleged contract irregularities. The suspension is the latest blow to U.N. contracting which in recent months has seen the arrest of two Russians by the FBI for alleged money laundering. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Eurest Support Services, or ESS, has been barred from seeking new U.N. contracts until completion of a U.N. investigation into allegations that it "improperly obtained" internal U.N. information...
  • NYT: Mudslinging Weasels Into Online History -- Written by committee, political entries get nasty.

    11/10/2004 9:17:48 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 846+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 10, 2004 | SARAH BOXER
    It's a rocky road from news to history. If you don't think so, just take a look at the entry for George W. Bush on Wikipedia, the collaborative online encyclopedia founded in 2001 by Larry Sanger, a philosophy lecturer at Ohio State University, and Jimmy Wales, an Internet entrepreneur. Wikipedia, maintained by users all over the world who write and edit the entries pretty much as they wish, is visited by hundreds of thousands of people daily and has an estimated 400,000 entries on everything from manga (Japanese comics) to strathspeys (Scottish dance tunes). There are no user fees and...
  • Residents turn out to try new voting machines (Florence, SC)

    10/10/2004 6:02:53 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 12 replies · 305+ views
    The Morning News (Florence, SC) ^ | Oct, 10, 2004 | Bobby Tedder and Traci Bridges
    Residents turn out to try new voting machines FLORENCE - Residents turned out by the hundreds to test out Florence County’s new electronic voting system Saturday. Moreover, officials said they were receptive at an open house at the former Florence County Library on Pine Street sponsored by the Florence County Voter Registration and Election Commission. The event is part of a massive educational outreach initiative designed to familiarize the voting public with the set-up, officials said. “It went very well - we got a lot of people acclimated to the system today without any complaints as far as I know,”...