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  • Dean Doubts US can win

    12/07/2005 10:29:28 AM PST · by John Conlin · 44 replies · 861+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/7/05 | Rowan Scarborough and Donald Lambro
    Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean has declared it "plain wrong" to think of achieving victory in Iraq, prompting President Bush, and some fellow Democrats, to flatly disagree. "The idea that we're going to win the war in Iraq is an idea which is just plain wrong," Mr. Dean said Monday on WOAI Radio in San Antonio...
  • Advice Needed on Management Issues (Hubby has a big job interview tomorrow)

    11/02/2005 3:38:45 PM PST · by proud American in Canada · 40 replies · 451+ views
    November 2, 2005 | self
    Hi, all, I'm posting here because I know that this place is the one place to get good advice in a hurry. I called on you all recently when my Chrysler Minivan wouldn't start. Long story--but once again, Freepers came through. So now.. My husband is totally stressed. He has a MAJOR job interview tomorrow. He doesn't expect to get the job (there's already someone there and in the Cdn. government sometimes you have to re-apply for your job). However, tomorrow is part one of the interview. There will be actors bringing him problems and he has to basically demonstrate...
  • Deer Decreasing Forest Bird Population

    11/01/2005 12:39:02 PM PST · by GreenFreeper · 52 replies · 1,094+ views
    Scientific American ^ | October 31, 2005 | Tracy Staedter
    Large populations of deer are edging out forest birds in North America, report scientists in this month's issue of the journal Biological Conservation. The study is the first to evaluate the impact deer grazing can have on nest quality and food resources in areas unaffected by human activities such as forestry or hunting. It also offers general rules for predicting the influence these animals could have on bird ecosystems in the future. The decline of forest birds has been blamed mostly on such factors as disease, loss of habitat and an increase in the number of animals that prey on...
  • Have you been there and done that? -

    10/19/2005 8:10:37 AM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies · 1,183+ views
    Machine Design ^ | 7-21-2005 | Ronald Khol, Editor
    A relative of mine, immediately after graduating from college, went to work for a bank. Even though he had a university degree, he was assigned the job of repossessing cars. We kidded him a lot about that. He eventually ended up a vice president, but his entry into the banking industry was about as low as you can get, and we never let him forget it. In similar fashion, the Enterprise car-rental firm goes to college campuses to recruit management trainees, but among the first jobs these trainees handle is washing and cleaning cars coming off rental. When I moved...
  • Why you haven't "reinvented" your company - 5-5-2005

    10/19/2005 8:00:16 AM PDT · by vannrox · 1 replies · 596+ views
    Machine Design Magazine ^ | 31 August 2004 | Ronald Khol
    The word "reinvent" is a dumb term, having an overtone of redundancy. After all, when you have invented something, it exists. You can revise it or change it, but you can't "reinvent" it after you have already invented it. I never heard the term when I first entered the workforce. But somewhere in the 1970s or so, corporate executives-began using the word, and using it a lot. Then as now, the nation had its usual economic ups and downs, but suddenly after one downturn, our nation was heavily laden with companies that had reinvented themselves. What happened is that after...
  • US conservatives round on Bush over Katrina aid pledges

    09/17/2005 3:33:11 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 39 replies · 942+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday September 17, 2005
    US president George Bush's promise to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf coast "higher and better" has triggered a wave of anxiety among conservatives in his own party, who are shocked at the expansion of the federal role in disaster relief. Yesterday Mr Bush led the country in a day of prayer for the victims of Hurricane Katrina in Washington's national cathedral, declaring: "The destruction of this hurricane was beyond any human power to control, but the restoration of broken communities and disrupted lives now rests in our hands." But his ambitious pledge the night before to lead "one of...
  • Singapore and Katrina

    09/14/2005 1:50:03 AM PDT · by blackhedd · 16 replies · 652+ views
    Teh New York Times ^ | September 14, 2005 | Tom Friedman
    There is something troublingly self-indulgent and slothful about America today - something that Katrina highlighted and that people who live in countries where the laws of gravity still apply really noticed. It has rattled them - like watching a parent melt down. ...snip...Singapore pays its prime minister a salary of $1.1 million a year. It pays its cabinet ministers and Supreme Court justices just under $1 million a year, and pays judges and senior civil servants handsomely down the line....snip...Janadas Devan, a Straits Times columnist, tried to explain to his Asian readers how the U.S. is changing. "Today's conservatives," he...
  • U.N. reform agenda watered-down(U.N. remains bloated?)

    09/13/2005 6:21:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 442+ views
    AP (via CNN) ^ | 09/13/05
    U.N. reform agenda watered-down General Assembly adopts wording stripped of details UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday adopted a watered-down draft document on poverty, human rights and reform for this week's summit of world leaders to consider, shedding many of Secretary-General Kofi Annan's ambitious goals after weeks of bitter debate. The compromise 35-page document is supposed to launch a major reform of the United Nations itself and galvanize efforts to ease global poverty. But to reach a consensus, most of the text's details were gutted in favor of abstract language. A definition of terrorism and details...
  • Wal-Mart executive gets 1-day in jail for speeding

    08/22/2005 11:17:13 AM PDT · by teaser · 43 replies · 1,059+ views
    The Baxter Bulletin online ^ | Aug 22, 12:59 AM EDT | AP
    BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- The chief financial officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has completed half of a 24-hour jail sentence for speeding and is to return this weekend to complete the other half. Thomas M. Schoewe, 52, pleaded guilty Aug. 5 in Rogers District Court for reportedly driving 110 mph on Interstate 540. A state trooper stopped Schoewe in his red Corvette at 1:30 a.m. Jan. 1. District Judge Doug Schrantz sentenced Schoewe to a day in jail.
  • CA: Emergency management - Governor should avoid empty gestures when it comes to immigration problem

    08/19/2005 9:19:03 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 319+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/19/05 | Opinion
    Give Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger credit for not rushing to follow his counterparts in Arizona and New Mexico by declaring a state of emergency over illegal immigration. No doubt the anti-immigration zealots would be encouraging such a move. Schwarzenegger surely knows, as all Californians do, that illegal immigration has an enormous impact on the state. There are an estimated 2.4 million undocumented workers working on the state's many farms, in restaurants, on street corners and in homes. This shadowy and unknown subculture - the largest of any state in the union - causes uncountable impacts on the state in terms of...
  • CA: Asset mismanagement

    08/11/2005 8:52:17 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 397+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 8/11/05 | Opinion
    Anyone who's ever temporarily "lost" a car in a parking garage - and that's most people - would surely be understanding if the state government "misplaced" one of its thousands of fleet cars occasionally. But 30,000? A recent audit of the state fleet of 70,000 vehicles, as part of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's push to aggressively manage the government's assets, found that as many as 30,000 can't be accounted for. Five or 10 missing would be simple mismanagement. Losing track of 30,000 cars would require a remarkable feat of negligence, ineptitude or corruption - or some combination thereof. Not only does...
  • CEOs are faking it, Stanford professor says

    07/25/2005 12:57:28 PM PDT · by hripka · 32 replies · 1,266+ views
    IDG News Service ^ | July 22, 2005 | Robert McMillan
    Your company's chief executive might be a pretender, and that may be a good thing, according to Stanford University Professor of Management Science and Engineering Robert Sutton. Sutton, the author of a 2001 study of corporate innovation, "Weird Ideas that Work," says that a close look at the evidence shows that chief executive officers (CEOs) probably deserve less credit for their company's fortunes than they receive, and that the best of them manage a tough balancing act: secretly aware of their own fallibility, while also realizing that any sign of indecisiveness could be fatal to their careers. "In just about...
  • U.S. Argues Against EU Lifting Arms Embargo Against China

    07/21/2005 5:21:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 392+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | July 21, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2005 – The European Union lifting its arms embargo against China would bring "serious and numerous" consequences, according to a Defense Department report released this week. The European Union has embargoed arms sales to China since the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. In the past year China has run an intense lobbying effort to have the ban lifted, a move strongly opposed by U.S. officials. "We think the Chinese would be able to obtain in Europe a lot of military or dual-use technologies that would be of great qualitative benefit to them," a senior DoD official said July...
  • Japan: Despite new law, banks lose data on 2 million customers(shoddy book-keeping)

    07/02/2005 7:21:24 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 07/02/05
    Despite new law, banks lose data on 2 million customers07/02/2005 The Asahi Shimbun Banks have lost information on more than 2 million customers in the three months since a law went into effect calling for stricter protection of personal data. The figure was compiled from reports of financial institutions submitted to the Financial Services Agency by Thursday. Many of the companies announced the results of their internal investigations. The agency will make a formal announcement of the results of the reports in the near future. The agency may also issue recommendations for revisions or orders to improve business operations at...
  • Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

    06/22/2005 11:37:09 AM PDT · by RicocheT · 107 replies · 2,936+ views
    Fast Company ^ | June 22, 2005 | Alan Deutschman
    Odds are you've run across one of these characters in your career. They're glib, charming, manipulative, deceitful, ruthless -- and very, very destructive. And there may be lots of them in America's corner offices. ...The standard clinical test for psychopathy, Robert Hare's PCL-R, evaluates 20 personality traits overall, but a subset of eight traits defines what he calls the "corporate psychopath" -- the nonviolent person prone to the "selfish, callous, and remorseless use of others." Does your boss fit the profile?
  • "Howard Dean: Anger Management" CARTOON just for fun...

    06/12/2005 3:02:41 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 16 replies · 943+ views
    IPWGOP ^ | 6/11/2005 | IPWGOP
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  • What Women Want

    05/24/2005 12:48:37 PM PDT · by neverdem · 189 replies · 3,874+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 24, 2005 | JOHN TIERNEY
    Suppose you could eliminate the factors often blamed for the shortage of women in high-paying jobs. Suppose that promotions and raises did not depend on pleasing sexist male bosses or putting in long nights and weekends away from home. Would women make as much as men? Economists recently tried to find out in an experiment in Pittsburgh by paying men and women to add up five numbers in their heads. At first they worked individually, doing as many sums as they could in five minutes and receiving 50 cents for each correct answer. Then they competed in four-person tournaments, with...
  • NStar cancels striking workers' health benefits--Hah, no work, no benefits!!!

    05/18/2005 11:55:10 AM PDT · by misterrob · 11 replies · 858+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/18/05 | Mark Jewell/AP
    BOSTON -- NStar has canceled the health benefits of more than 1,900 striking workers -- a tactic one labor expert called unusually aggressive and an indication that the electric and gas utility is digging in for a long strike. NStar linemen, engineers and other workers walked off the job Monday after a five-year contract expired and negotiations toward a new agreement collapsed. That same day, the company canceled union members' medical, dental and vision benefits through Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, NStar spokeswoman Caroline Allen said Wednesday. SNIP "When employees do not report for duty and instead strike the company,...
  • U.N. taps management chief, makes reforms

    05/17/2005 5:53:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 256+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/17/05 | Edith M. Lederer - AP
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations chose a State Department finance expert as its new management chief Tuesday and announced a series of reforms in response to the oil-for-food and sexual exploitation scandals and staff concerns about the organization's leadership. The package announced Tuesday includes protection for whistleblowers, an anti-fraud and corruption policy, a unified standard of conduct for peacekeepers to prevent sexual abuse, and expanded financial disclosure requirements for senior officials. Christopher Bancroft Burnham, currently acting undersecretary of state for management, was hired as the world body's management chief and charged with strengthening "accountability, ethical conduct and management...
  • Qualities of a Leader - (John Bolton and Andrew Jackson, historical comparative perspective)

    05/13/2005 7:36:59 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 10 replies · 868+ views
    GULF1.COM ^ | MAY 13, 2005 | DR. M. SYDNEY WALLACE
    The American public recognizes that the United Nations has major ethical and leadership problems. This same American public is growing more frustrated with the United States membership in the UN each day. To help this floundering world body, the President of the United States has nominated a man with the two missing elements that the United Nations sorely needs. The Secretary of State on the United States has said that he is the best man for the job. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain has said that he is an extremely good choice for America. On the other hand,...
  • Good Riddance: Clinton "Roadless Rule" Dead - (58 mil acres returned to "Us, the People")

    05/08/2005 5:36:28 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 436+ views
    DON DODD.COM ^ | MAY 6, 2005 | Peyton Knight
    Finally, more than four years after its hideous birth, the Clinton "Roadless Rule" is dead. The Bush administration and the Forest Service just announced a final rule that effectively undoes Clinton's reckless decree. Dying with the "Roadless Rule" are the following: - threats of catastrophic wildfire - threats of forest infestation and disease - lack of public access to public lands - improper resource management - unhealthy forests - top-down federal overreach Recall that Bill Clinton, just eight days before he left office, in the dark of night, penned his infamous, unilateral, executive order that locked up over 58 million...
  • A Democrat on Bush's Social Security Team-(Boston fund mgr, Kerry voter may join Bush admin.)

    04/29/2005 10:35:32 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 9 replies · 895+ views
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 30, 2005 | Eduardo Porter
    The intellectual force behind President Bush's plan to overhaul Social Security, the man the president calls his favorite "Democrat economist," is not an economist. He is Robert C. Pozen, a lawyer and mutual fund executive who serves as chairman of MFS Investment Management in Boston. A registered Democrat, Mr. Pozen donated money to the presidential campaign of Senator John Kerry last year and voted for him on Nov. 2. He was a classmate of Hillary Rodham Clinton at Yale Law School. But all that has not stopped President Bush from embracing Mr. Pozen's main idea to bring the nation's public...
  • Former Colleagues Defend Bolton's Management Style - (send letter to Foreign Relations Cmte)

    04/25/2005 2:58:37 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 412+ views
    CNS NEWS.COM ^ | APRIL 25, 2005 | SUSAN JONES
    Forty-three of John Bolton's former colleagues at the American Enterprise Institute want to set the record straight: They've sent a letter to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, defending Bolton's conduct and management style. "We were colleagues of John Bolton during his tenure as senior vice president of the American Enterprise Institute from January 1997 through May 2001. We are writing to tell you and your colleagues that the various allegations that have been raised before your Committee, concerning Mr. Bolton's management style and conduct in other organizations and circumstances, are radically at odds with our experiences in more than four...
  • $152,000 is top dollar at IIM-A(IIM=Indian Institute of Management)

    03/23/2005 3:15:23 AM PST · by samsonite · 2 replies · 463+ views
    Rediff US ^ | March 23, 2005
    The average salary offered to Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad students saw a steep jump this year, with the highest being HSBC's $152,000 for a position at its London office. Also, around 250 students graduated this year, up 47 per cent from last year. The placement season, which began on March 14 and closed on Monday, saw a total of 477 jobs being offered to 247 students (three students opted out of the placements sessions). GECIS, an arm of GE Capital International Services, offered the highest salary -- Rs 14.50 lakh (Rs 1.45 million) -- for placement in the country. The...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • Try, Try, Try Again: Bush's Peace Plans

    10/26/2004 7:11:55 AM PDT · by forty_years · 2 replies · 418+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | October 26, 2004 | Daniel Mandel
    Nearly four years have elapsed since the Oslo process (1993-2000) between Israelis and Palestinians foundered in bloodshed. Over that period, two U.S. administrations have tried to forge policies that would reduce the violence and point toward a solution to the conflict.It has not been a single-minded pursuit. Since September 11, 2001, the prime focus of Washington has been the management of unprecedented U.S. military interventions in the region, which removed regimes from power in Afghanistan and Iraq. The notion of Israeli-Palestinian peace as the key to regional stability has been replaced by the war on terror and the insistence on...
  • Schwarzenegger seeks better management of oceans, coastline

    06/04/2004 7:30:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 147+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/4/04 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Friday he wants a plan on his desk in 90 days on how the state can better manage state waters and seashore. California, with 1,100 miles of coastline, is among the most economically dependent on the tourists drawn to its beaches and on ports that serve as gateways to Mexico, Canada and Pacific Rim nations. The state's shore, ports and oceans account for an estimated $60 billion in direct spending and $15 billion in annual tax revenues. "The health of our ocean resources and the economy they support benefits not only California, but...
  • AT&T Wireless Self-Destructs [Offshore IT Outsourcing Disaster Kills Company]

    04/29/2004 6:24:40 PM PDT · by Southack · 95 replies · 1,730+ views
    CIO ^ | 4/15/2004 | Christopher Koch
    AT&T Wireless Self-Destructs The story of a botched CRM upgrade that cost the telco thousands of new customers and an estimated $100 million in lost revenue. Hard lessons learned. BY CHRISTOPHER KOCH Executive Summary Last fall, AT&T Wireless frantically tried to complete a CRM upgrade to Siebel 7. It had to be done in time to handle the customer service challenges accompanying a Federal Communications Commission deadline for allowing customers to change carriers without changing their phone numbers. The effort was a failure. Systems crashed and stayed down. Customer reps could not keep up, and angry customers abandoned the...
  • Feinstein: (President) Bush lacked 'hands-on management' to thwart terrorists

    04/14/2004 5:07:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 286+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/14/04 | Rachel Konrad - AP
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Sen. Dianne Feinstein is "disappointed" that President Bush has not apologized to relatives of those killed Sept. 11, 2001, and the California Democrat faulted Bush for lacking "hands-on management" in the months leading up to the terrorist attacks. Feinstein, a member of the Intelligence Committee and head of the Technology and Terrorism Subcommittee, said Wednesday that Bush and his advisers failed to "connect the dots" on Aug. 6, 2001. That's when a CIA briefing warned that supporters of Osama Bin Laden were living in the United States, could enter and exit the country as they...
  • Freeping Hillary In Westport

    04/03/2004 3:29:22 PM PST · by LaserLock · 13 replies · 383+ views
    My Post | April 3, 2004 | LaserLock
    Today I went to Westport, CT to freep Hillary. Though I didn't know the exact house number on Bayberry Lane, I knew there would be tell-tale signs that would let me know which house she's holing up in. I arrived at 10:45am and drove along the entire Bayberry Lane with no signs of hillary. I knew it was early, so I went for a cup coffee and would come back later. While driving along Bayberry Lane I noticed that the road would not allow for a freep. It's only a two lane road and there were no sidewalks. I came...
  • Supporting Gulf War 2.0

    08/31/2003 6:48:24 PM PDT · by xzins · 5 replies · 390+ views
    Army Magazine ^ | Sep 2003 | Sgt. Frank N. Pellegrini
    Supporting Gulf War 2.0 September 2003 By Sgt. Frank N. Pellegrini When Maj. Gen. David E. Kratzer was chosen back in January to take his 377th Theater Support Command (TSC) in Kuwait to lead the support operation for a war in Iraq, one of the first things he did was read Moving Mountains: Lessons in Leadership and Logistics from the Gulf War, which is the theater support memoir of Lt. Gen. William G. Pagonis, the commander of the first TSC--a man who knew what it was to build what Kratzer has likened to a "city in the sand." To launch...
  • (Chapter 11 bankrupt) Weirton Steel offers executives bonuses

    08/06/2003 12:53:21 PM PDT · by the_devils_advocate_666 · 13 replies · 240+ views
    Dominion Post ^ | 2003/08/06 | AP
    MORGANTOWN (AP) -- Weirton Steel Corp. has asked a federal bankruptcy judge for permission to offer top executives $4 million in bonuses for staying with the company until it emerges from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Northern Panhandle steelmaker last week promoted Chief Financial Officer Mark Kaplan to president and named D. Leonard Wise its new chief executive. Wise, 68, replaced former President and CEO John Walker, who resigned in June. Kaplan, 41, could get as much as $1.4 million under the plan, including a $600,000 bonus in three installments and $500,000 when the company's reorganization plan is approved or...
  • More than Moneyball

    07/19/2003 7:23:09 AM PDT · by Davis · 2 replies · 208+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | July 19, 2003 | Trentino
    There are only seven or maybe eight themes for fiction, so I've been told. All the stories you've ever read or heard are merely variations of them. Dubious, but what the hell. Who can resist the theme of the reprobate redeemed by love? Is there anything more satisfying than seeing the haughty hoist--blown up--defeated by hubris? Me, I'm fond of a subset of virtue triumphant, goodness rewarded, namely, the defeat of ignorance by intelligence. I recently discovered a fine instance of that theme, and, marvelous to say, it's nonfiction, a true tale. It's the book, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, and...
  • Moneyball

    07/14/2003 1:17:12 PM PDT · by Davis · 12 replies · 217+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | July, 14, 2003 | Trentino
    There are only seven or maybe eight themes for fiction, so I've been told. All the stories you've ever read or heard are merely variations of them. Dubious, but what the hell. Who can resist the theme of the reprobate redeemed by love? Is there anything more satisfying than seeing the haughty hoist--blown up--defeated by hubris? Me, I'm fond of a subset of virtue triumphant, goodness rewarded, namely, the defeat of ignorance by intelligence. I recently discovered a fine instance of that theme, and, marvelous to say, it's nonfiction, a true tale. It's the book, Moneyball by Michael Lewis, and...
  • Is Blair a NYT editorial problem or could it happen anywhere?

    05/22/2003 11:47:47 AM PDT · by coondawg · 10 replies · 185+ views
    CNSNnews ^ | may 22, 2003 | Steve Brown
    Plagiarism Scandal Challenges Top Managers at NY Times By Steve Brown CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 22, 2003 (CNSNews.com) - As the New York Times' plagiarism scandal featuring former reporter Jayson Blair continues to unfold, many experts are quick to point the finger of blame at the Times' senior editorial management, while others say it could have happened anywhere. Washington Times Editorial Page Editor Tony Blankley Wednesday wrote that: "The response of the New York Times management seems dangerously similar to the response of the Catholic Church hierarchy to their recent scandals. "While there was obviously fury at the priests who...
  • Freshman Lawmaker Scuttles Rumsfeld Plan

    05/17/2003 8:40:06 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies · 179+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 17, 2003 | Tom Philpott
    Infrequently, on Capitol Hill, a freshman legislator with gumption can have the impact of a wily congressional veteran. It happened Tuesday when the House Armed Services Committee narrowly derailed Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's plan to win new, expansive authority over flag and general officer rotations, tour lengths and age limits. Republican John Kline, four months into his first term representing Minnesota's 2nd District, drew upon 25 years of experience as a Marine Corps officer to attack what he saw as frail logic and irresponsibly fast pace by Bush administration's plans to "transform" senior officer management. Fellow Republicans Jo Ann Davis...
  • The Insanity of Worldwide Fisheries Policies

    04/29/2003 9:35:26 AM PDT · by cogitator · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Sea Shepherd Conservation Society ^ | 04/18/2003 | Captain Paul Watson
    The Insanity of World Wide Fishery PoliciesAll over the world, fishing communities are screaming for the heads of seals, dolphins, pelicans, and even whales. The reason for this is grossly diminished populations of commercial fish. Simply put, most of the world's commercial fisheries have collapsed or are in a state of collapse. The reason for the collapse has been a combination of mismanagement and corruption within governmental fishery departments, industrial over-fishing, increasing demand from steadily rising human populations, and just plain greed by fishing corporations. Instead of facing up to the real reasons, government bureaucrats, fishermen, and the public...
  • Under New Management: Garner Plan Will Divide The Country (Iraq) Into Three Zones

    04/09/2003 5:32:36 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 253+ views
    Independent (UK) ^ | 4-10-2003 | Raymond Whitaker
    Under new management: Garner plan will divide the country into three zones By Raymond Whitaker 10 April 2003 Iraq is to be divided into three zones by the interim civil administration headed by the retired American general Jay Garner, whose staff have just established a foothold in the far south of Iraq. Speaking a day after a team from Mr Garner's Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) arrived in the port of Umm Qasr, a spokesman said the first priority was to bring in aid. "In many ways we are learning as we go," said Major Jeff Jurgensen, one...
  • Some Companies Offer Workers Debt Help

    01/06/2003 11:33:43 AM PST · by new cruelty · 2 replies · 398+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Janaury 5, 2002 | JANE J. KIM
    NEW YORK - More people with mounting debt are turning to their employers for help, and companies are responding by offering workshops, call centers, and online tools to help their employees get a handle on their finances. That's because helping their employees' bottom lines also helps protect their own. With household debt and personal bankruptcies at record levels, companies could soon find themselves spending more time and money dealing with their work forces' problems. Total consumer debt in America is now over $1.7 trillion, up from $1.2 trillion in 1997, according the Federal Reserve (news - web sites). And an...
  • Iron Mountain

    11/25/2002 10:01:12 AM PST · by Republicus2001 · 2 replies · 247+ views
    none | 2002 | Republicus
    Does anyone remember the issue with which Iron Mountain records storage company came under fire lately - possible FOIA problems, govt papers acces, etc...?
  • Oceans Need Broader Management Perspective

    10/30/2002 12:45:05 PM PST · by cogitator · 3 replies · 172+ views
    Environmental News Servvice ^ | 10/29/2002 | Cat Lazaroff
    Oceans Need Broader Management Perspective WASHINGTON, DC, October 29, 2002 (ENS) - Ocean ecosystems are being strained by pollution, coastal development and harmful fishing practices, warns a new study from the Pew Oceans Commission. These human caused problems are endangering the ecological and economic benefits produced by some of Earth's most diverse and productive ecosystems. The combined effects of overfishing, bycatch of non-targeted species and habitat degradation,are altering the composition of ecological communities, and the productivity and resilience of marine ecosystems, argues the Pew Commission report, "Ecological Effects of Fishing in Marine Ecosystems of the United States." The report,...
  • Sparks Fly at Hearing on Bush Fire Plan

    09/09/2002 9:01:17 AM PDT · by cogitator · 12 replies · 160+ views
    Environmental News Service ^ | September 6, 2002 | Cat Lazaroff
    Sparks Fly at Hearing on Bush Fire Plan Since this is a long article, I won't post the full text (too many picture captions to cut out). I'll provide two excerpts and you can click the link to read the rest, if interested. Excerpt 1: "According to the secretaries' testimony, active forest management includes thinning trees from unnaturally dense stands to produce commercial or pre-commercial products, removing biomass such as downed trees and shrubs, and igniting controlled burns. The first piece of the Bush administration's proposal would aim to reduce forest fuel loads in areas that pose the greatest...
  • President Bush Looking For Advice Re Iraq

    09/06/2002 10:34:30 AM PDT · by danielmryan · 1 replies · 86+ views
    CBC News Online ^ | Sept. 6, 2002 | CBC News Staff
    C B C . C A   N e w s   -   F u l l   S t o r y : Bush shops for support to oust Saddam Last Updated Fri Sep 6 13:18:42 2002 WASHINGTON-- Seeking to build an international consensus on how to deal with Iraq's President Saddam Hussein, U.S. President George W. Bush spoke with the leaders of Russia, China and France on Friday. INDEPTH: Iraq White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said Bush told each of the leaders that Saddam is a threat and he values their opinions on the crisis. A spokeswoman...
  • Hawks Make Labor Deal Difficult

    08/29/2002 12:13:08 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 5 replies · 307+ views
    The Sporting News, via Yahoo! Sports ^ | 28 August 2002 | Ken Rosenthal
    Hawks make labor deal difficult By Ken Rosenthal - The Sporting News Ask any player if he wants a strike, and he would say no. Ask most owners, and their answer would be the same. But then there are the "hawks," the hard-line owners who would risk destroying Major League Baseball while claiming they're trying to save it. Padres owner John Moores spoke for the hawks when he said eight to 10 owners were prepared to shut down baseball for an entire season to get the labor agreement they wanted. But a moderate owner, speaking on the condition of...
  • Government designates critical habitat for Kauai snail

    08/21/2002 9:28:28 PM PDT · by Vidalia · 258+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | Wednesday, August 21, 2002 | Anthony Sommer
    LIHUE >> The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated areas of critical habitat for Newcomb's Snail, a tiny freshwater snail found only in remote areas of Kauai. The designation does not create a "refuge" but does require "special management considerations" for any projects within the critical habitat that receive federal funding. Included in the critical habitat area are 12.3 miles of stream channel and 4,479 acres of adjacent lands. Most of the areas are within the Na Pali Coast State Park and three forest reserve areas managed by the state. The Newcomb's snail lives its entire life in the...
  • Era of the Big Fire Is Kindled at West's Doors [Long Read]

    06/22/2002 10:50:00 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 9 replies · 422+ views
    NY Times through Yahoo ^ | 6-22-02 | Timothy Egan, Michael Janofsky, Andrew C. Revkin and James Sterngold
    Era of the Big Fire Is Kindled at West's DoorsSat Jun 22, 3:08 PM ETBy TIMOTHY EGAN The New York Times This article was reported by Timothy Egan, Michael Janofsky, Andrew C. Revkin and James Sterngold and written by Mr. Egan. • Era of the Big Fire Is Kindled at West's Doors • Novices to Face Champions in Topsy-Turvy World Cup • For the latest breaking news, visit NYTimes.com • Get DealBook, a daily email digest of corporate finance newsDealBook. Search NYTimes.com: WINTHROP, Wash., June 22 — The fires came early this year to the West, chasing people out...
  • Jail: Rough Road or Easy Street? Amenitites Important, Prison Officials Say

    06/06/2002 2:17:50 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies · 396+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | 4 August 1997 Page A-1 | by Dana Tofig
    Jail: Rough Road or Easy Street? Amenitites Important, Prison Officials Say The Hartford Courant 4 August 1997 Page A-1 by Dana TofigCorrection Officer Charles Robinson stands at the edge of the gymnasium at Cybulski Correctional Institution. From his vantage point, he can see across the room. In front of him, a handball smacks off a wall of the gym, creating a rhythmic cadence with the grunts of two inmates. Prisoners are shooting hoops on the other end of the expansive room. The metallic clang of weights echoes through the gym. Some would look at this scene as an example...
  • Panel: NASA Can't Manage Funds

    03/21/2002 8:19:33 AM PST · by cogitator · 6 replies · 184+ views
    Space.com ^ | 03/21/2002 | Larry Wheeler
    Panel: NASA Can't Manage Funds WASHINGTON -- Government and private auditors testified Wednesday that NASA has operated for years with an antiquated accounting system, making it almost impossible to track how billions of public dollars are spent. Since 1990, the General Accounting Office, Congress's investigative arm, warned lawmakers the space agency was headed for trouble without a modern financial management system. Yet for five years, the Arthur Andersen accounting firm gave the agency a clean bill of health. Last year, Price Waterhouse Coopers took over as NASA's independent auditor and determined the agency could not accurately account for expenses,...