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  • Thinking of Employee Evaluation Forms for Incumbent Elected Officials

    01/29/2014 10:46:36 AM PST · by Howie66 · 7 replies
    Vanity | 29 January, 2014 | Self
    Living in TEXAS, I have been hearing campaign ads being aired by Senator John Cornyn that really are irritating me. In these ads, one would not know that Senator Cornyn IS the Senate Minority Whip or that he's been in the Senate for almost a full 2 terms (11 years). Further, he paints a self portrait as being a Real Conservative just like me. In light of this, I am preparing to fill out an Employee Performance Evaluation form and then send it to him. Can anybody recommend a good and comprehensive form with which to do this? I'm also...
  • Selena Gomez shows she's no Miley Cyrus during Cowboys halftime performance

    11/29/2013 7:50:14 AM PST · by Perdogg · 68 replies
    Grand Prairie-bred pop star, singer and actress Selena Gomez took the stage on her home turf Thursday as the halftime performer during the Thanksgiving Day football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Oakland Raiders at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. In part a product of the Disney Channel family, Gomez is clearly making a classier transition from adorable to adult compared to many of her peers (ahem, Miley). She was a vixen at center field Thursday, sporting a floor length skirt of leather fringe and golden, knee-high wedges. From hair and makeup to style and grace, Gomez exuded confidence and...
  • FR has new load shedding feature?

    08/17/2013 10:46:34 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 31 replies
    Vanity ^ | Today! | self
    So the fix to not filling page requests is near infinite response times on reading postings, posting response and some other features is to drag them out?Not much of an improvement.
  • Presidential Performance Review: Mr. Obama, your performance has been unsatisfactory

    10/26/2012 10:16:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    National Review ^ | 10/26/2012 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Memo From: Performance Review CommitteeEmployee: Barack Obama Employee Code: USAPOTUS0044\ Contract Term: 4 YearsRecommendation: Do Not Renew (“Shoebox”)Dear Mr. Obama:It is with a measure of regret that I must recommend to the review committee that our firm decline to renew your contract, based on non-performance of the following deliverables:Deliverable 1: National Security. This is the key deliverable for your role in our organization. Failure here is critical, and, while there will be inevitable setbacks and unforeseen developments, your performance here has been substandard. While I have frequently recommended to the management a more restrained policy on overseas matters —...
  • Obama declares Biden's performance 'terrific'

    10/11/2012 8:52:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 10/11/12 | Ken Thomas - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama says Joe Biden "was terrific" in the vice presidential debate. Obama spoke to Biden briefly after the debate. The president says he "could not be prouder" of Biden and believes he made a strong case for making sure the economy grows for the middle class. ...
  • Parents object to characterization of band show as 'communist' (New Oxford, Pennsylvania)

    09/26/2012 7:46:48 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The (Hanover) Evening-Sun ^ | September 26, 2012 | STEPHANIE WEAVER
    Parents met with New Oxford High School Marching Band officials Tuesday night at the high school auditorium in the wake of a controversy over the theme of the band's field show. The meeting was private and the press was not allowed to attend. The marching band's show, originally called "St. Petersburg: 1917," made national news when a parent who saw the band's show at a game in Waynesboro a few weeks ago contacted Fox News Radio, offended by the performance he said "celebrates" the Russian revolution. He objected to the use of props that included hammers and sickles, used for...
  • Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performance

    06/10/2012 6:07:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/10/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Obama's campaign asks supporters to grade its performanceBy Meghashyam Mali - 06/10/12 06:40 AM ET President Obamas campaign is calling on supporters to grade its performance amid a difficult early June for his reelection bid against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney. This campaign is ramping up, and the decisions we make right now will shape our path to victory in November, said campaign manager Jim Messina in an email to supporters sent Saturday night. That's why I want your input, because you are the ones building this campaign on the ground in your community. We want to know from you...
  • OPD Confused by Mayor Quan: Where is the Occupy Revolution Headed?

    11/01/2011 6:58:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | November 1, 2011 | Antoinette Siu
    Forty two years ago, Oakland mayor-to-be Jean Quan was a U.C. Berkeley student-activist rallying for a movement dubbed the Third World Liberation Front of 1969. That movement would later give birth to the university's Ethnic Studies Department and influence universities across the country to integrate such a unique discipline. The department studies represent the history and experiences of marginalized people, especially people of color. Quan went on to become many things: union organizer, Oakland Board of Education member, Oakland City Council member, Chabot Space & Science Center board chair. As she tells on her own website jeanquan.org, in the beginning...
  • PPP Poll: Majority of Americans approve of God's performance

    07/22/2011 10:11:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Most Americans say they are pleased with the job God is doing these days. The Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll Tuesday asking such questions as If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance? and If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its handling of natural disasters? For the record, 52 percent of Americans approve of Gods performance, while 9 percent disapprove. Forty percent arent sure. Michael Sadowsky, who came up with the question in the poll, said PPP often includes silly questions just for fun. I felt an...
  • PPP Poll: Majority of Americans approve of God's performance

    07/22/2011 10:11:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/21/2011 | Alex Pappas
    Most Americans say they are pleased with the job God is doing these days. The Democratic polling outfit Public Policy Polling released the results of a poll Tuesday asking such questions as If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance? and If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its handling of natural disasters? For the record, 52 percent of Americans approve of Gods performance, while 9 percent disapprove. Forty percent arent sure. Michael Sadowsky, who came up with the question in the poll, said PPP often includes silly questions just for fun. I felt an...
  • California Test Results Not a Model Says Top Education Bureaucrat

    07/11/2011 3:25:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan advised against drawing the wrong conclusion from recent academic test results in California. From 2008 to 2010, California students math proficiency rose from 57% to 62%, while reading proficiency rose from 53% to 59%. At the same time, school funding declined by 6%. A lot of people are going to look at these figures and think we can get by with spending less, Duncan observed. This would be the wrong conclusion. Improving test scores isnt the only or even the most important measure of school success. As Duncan sees it, building self esteem is...
  • Long Warm-Ups for Track and Field Can Sabotage Race Performance

    05/30/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 05/29/2011 | Science Daily staff
    ScienceDaily (May 29, 2011) Low intensity warm-ups enhance athletic performance and long warm-ups can sabotage it. University of Calgary Faculty of Kinesiology researcher Elias Tomaras says the idea came to him while watching track and field sprinters warm-up for a race. "If you watch sprinters, short distance speed skaters or cyclists before their race, they will often warm-up for one to two hours, including several brief bouts of high intensity exercise. From an exercise physiology point of view, it seemed like it might be pretty tiring." See Also: Health & Medicine * Fitness * Sports Medicine * Chronic Illness...
  • Worst system ever: No one buys firing by seniority

    02/25/2011 3:06:33 AM PST · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 24, 2011 | MARCUS A. WINTERS
    The United Federation of Teachers maintains that laying off teachers according to seniority is the only "fair" way to accommodate New York City budget cuts. Fair for whom? It's certainly not fair to students, who lose the opportunity to learn from great young teachers. And seniority-based layoffs are particularly detrimental in New York City, which has invested heavily in recent years in hiring a corps of highly able young teachers. But the simple fact is that "Last in, first out" is just about the worst of all of the bad alternatives for reducing the teaching staff. No one honestly believes...
  • Skull electrodes give memory a boost

    08/14/2010 8:43:07 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    NewScientist ^ | 8/13/10 | Sujata Gupta
    FINDING it difficult to revise for an exam? Help could be on its way in the form of the first non-invasive way of stimulating the brain that can boost visual memory. The technique uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in which weak electrical currents are applied to the scalp using electrodes. The method can temporarily increase or decrease activity in a specific brain region and has already been shown to boost verbal and motor skills in volunteers. Richard Chi, a PhD student at the Centre for the Mind, University of Sydney, and colleagues wanted to follow up on previous research...
  • Grade Obama's First Year in Office

    03/25/2010 3:52:25 PM PDT · by ezfindit · 38 replies · 1,465+ views
    CBS News ^ | 3/25/2010 | CBSNews
    Freep this poll... With President Obama completing his first year in office this week, we are giving you the chance to weigh in on how you think he has done on the job. Below are 10 categories for you to give the president your grade (in A-F format), including an overall grade at the end. Cast your grades below, and then explain your marks in the comments area below.
  • SI: Feds likely to subpoena elite athletes in Galea HGH investigation

    02/28/2010 8:48:07 AM PST · by OldDeckHand · 4 replies · 253+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 02/28/10 | David Epstein and Melissa Segura
    Federal law enforcement officials have alerted a number of world-class athletes to expect grand jury subpoenas in the case against Canadian physician Anthony Galea, three sources familiar with the investigation tell SI.com. While it is unclear which athletes and how many will be subpoenaed, it is an indication that the multi-agency, federal investigation of Galea is progressing. According to a December story in The New York Times, Galea's medical assistant told investigators that he had administered performance-enhancing drugs to professional athletes. The FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Food and Drug Administration investigators are working together on the case....
  • Vanity - Anyone have to do Performance Goals and assesment for their job (Professionals)

    12/02/2009 10:59:32 AM PST · by CarmichaelPatriot · 71 replies · 1,654+ views
    N/A | 12/2/2009 | Me
    Anybody else here have to annual goals identification and assesment as part of their annual review? I was looking at what they want me to enter. The categories are Quality, Growth (company), Profitability (company), and Human Capital/Development. I am a software developer. I write what they tell me to write, so I don't see where I have anything to contribute here, except to the Quality item. The company won't pay for training, so the Human Capital/Development issue is completely out of my hands. The "free" training that is offered is either BS "touchy / feely" crap I don't want or...
  • American Music Awards: Adam Lambert outrages viewers with X-rated AMA performance

    11/23/2009 5:44:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies · 4,540+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/22/2009 | Anita Singh
    Adam Lambert, the American Idol star, outraged viewers of the American Music Awards with an X-rated performance in which he simulated oral sex with a male dancer. Lambert set out to shock with a risque routine which also saw him kissing a male band mate and walking two men in bondage gear across the stage on dog leads. He was singing his new release, For Your Entertainment. After the performance, his first since American Idol, Lambert said: "I'm hoping people were entertained. For those who weren't, maybe I'm not your cup of tea." If the show was to be censored...
  • Freep this poll! (Obama Performance)

    10/30/2009 1:42:18 PM PDT · by Stormtrooper79 · 26 replies · 1,658+ views
    Scroll down, on right. Share your opinion! http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/obama/2009/10/30/obama-puts-himself-on-the-line-in-virginia-new-jersey/comments/ Go easy on me if this doesn't look right. It my first time starting a post.
  • Netbook gravy train starts to slow as euphoria fades(what's your opinion?)

    10/27/2009 9:53:03 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 51 replies · 1,973+ views
    China Daily ^ | 10/27/09 | Wang Xing
    Netbook gravy train starts to slow as euphoria fades Netbook shipments have started cooling after witnessing an explosive surge since late last year as customers started realizing its limits and looking for portable and affordable alternatives for full-size laptops. According to Xia Li, vice-president of Lenovo Group, growth in netbook sales during the second half of this year has slowed as consumers have started becoming more rational in their purchases. "Netbook sales surged in the past as consumers bought the product as gifts or as first laptops," he said. But with consumers starting to realize the limits of the products,...
  • House Democrats Seek To Block Performance Royalty Vote (funds primarily to large record labels)

    08/03/2009 3:23:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies · 561+ views
    FMQB ^ | 8/03/09
    House Democrats Seek To Block Performance Royalty VoteAugust 3, 2009 Late Friday, a group of 22 House Democrats sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders, urging them not to move a vote on the Performance Royalty to the House floor. In a letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James Clyburn and Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson, the 22 Democratic lawmakers wrote, "At this time, Congress lacks adequate information on the overall impact that this legislation could have on local radio broadcasters and the potential disadvantages to...
  • Freep a Poll! (AOL. rate obozo's performance and has your opinion of him changed?))

    07/12/2009 4:48:46 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies · 934+ views
    aol.com ^ | 7-12-09 | AOL
    How would you rate Obama's job performance so far? Excellent Good Fair Poor AND Has your opinion of him changed over the past few months? Yes, it's improved Yes, it's worsened No
  • Grade Obama's performance

    04/09/2009 8:19:24 PM PDT · by Just Another Guy · 17 replies · 1,245+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 4/9/09 | Just Another Guy
    MSNBC may LOVE the Socialist-in-Chief, but hundreds of thousands of their viewers do NOT. Click on the URL, vote, see the results, and forward the link to others.
  • Would You Buy an Electric Car?

    04/07/2009 3:48:34 AM PDT · by Scanian · 140 replies · 3,490+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 07, 2009 | Isaac Martin
    President Obama revealed what he might think we should be driving when he visited Tesla Motors , a firm building electric cars in San Carlos, California, while on his Tonight Show trip to the Coast. Unlike political rhetoric read from a teleprompter, cars are real. You can touch them and drive them and determine whether or not they're good, bad or indifferent. And the reality is that electric cars don't match the performance of conventional vehicles you're driving now. There's one major shortcoming, which manufacturers never seem to cover in detail, illuminated in a March 26 Silicon Valley Mercury News...
  • MSNBC live poll to grade Obama's performance as President

    03/19/2009 11:59:56 PM PDT · by BellStar · 48 replies · 2,888+ views
    MSNBC ^ | March | MSNBC
    MSNBC has a live poll to grade Obama's performance as President, and we need to get some conservative voice showing up in the results! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29493093 PLEASE VOTE AND THEN PASS THIS ON!!!
  • Newsvine: Midway through his first 100 days, how would you rate Barack Obama?

    03/10/2009 6:42:59 PM PDT · by ausk · 26 replies · 1,167+ views
    Newsvine ^ | March 10, 2009 | Newsvine
    A) 31.5% B) 9.3% C) 7.2% D) 16% F) 36%
  • "If you were grading Barack Obama on his performance as president, what would he get?" Poll FReep

    03/10/2009 3:03:29 PM PDT · by ebiskit · 30 replies · 1,441+ views
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com ^ | Mar. 10, 2009 | msnbc
    Poll to FReep, FReep. 57% give Obama an F @ MSNBC!!! BWAAA HAHAHAHAHA!!!
  • FROSTIE: Ill Fly Away: Dancing

    01/28/2009 4:48:22 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies · 376+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1/28/09 | Revski
    Frostie performs PERFECTLY in this video dancing to a lively medley of "Ill Fly Away, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Amazing Grace and I Saw The Light"
  • Chocolate, Wine And Tea Improve Brain Performance

    12/24/2008 6:00:13 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 29 replies · 770+ views
    Science Daily ^ | Dec. 24, 2008
    All that chocolate might actually help finish the bumper Christmas crossword over the seasonal period. According to Oxford researchers working with colleagues in Norway, chocolate, wine and tea enhance cognitive performance.
  • China: Olympic artists angry (Performers in the Olympic opening ceremony are angry)

    08/16/2008 5:43:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 470+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 08/14/08
    Olympic artists angry The Kung Fu pupils in the opening ceremony of the Olympics have spent the last year cooped up in a military camp outside Beijing. Conditions have been bad. "They weren't even given enough food," says their trainer. This news adds to the criticism of the Beijing Organizing Committee. Viewers from around the globe marvelled at the Opening Ceremony last Friday. One of the most spectacular features was the martial arts display by 2008 pupils from the famous Shaolin Centre in Henan province. With coordinated movements, they showed the Tai Chi variant of Kung Fu; a popular way...
  • Vista Service Pack 1 release

    06/13/2008 2:08:19 PM PDT · by DGHoodini · 39 replies · 305+ views
    Windows Update | 6/13/2008 | DGHoodini
    For those of you running Vista, and have not set their systems to automatically download updates, I may have some good news for you. Today, my system DLed the SP1 for Vista, (It's large), and after installing and rebooting, many programs that opened/ran sluggishly, now start and perform, the way one would expect they'd run on a less than 1 yr old PC with 2 gigs of RAM.
  • Source: Roger Clemens, host of athletes pop Viagra to help onfield performance

    06/10/2008 5:13:13 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 39 replies · 303+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 10, 2008 | TERI THOMPSON, CHRISTIAN RED, MICHAEL O'KEEFFE AND NATHANIEL VINTON
    He told little white lies ... and he took little blue pills. Roger Clemens, whose claims he never took steroids are under federal investigation, has apparently discovered the benefits of another performance-enhancing drug sweeping the sports world - Viagra. Clemens stashed the clearly marked, diamond-shaped pills in a GNC vitamin bottle in his locker at Yankee Stadium, according to a source familiar with the clubhouse, perhaps keeping the drug undercover to avoid the inevitable wisecracks about all the girlfriends he needed to please.
  • Tragic Derby ending for Eight Belles (Stress Analysis)

    05/03/2008 9:34:08 PM PDT · by red flanker · 77 replies · 409+ views
    WNKY Net ^ | May 3, 2008 | Mike Brunker
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - A quarter mile past the finish line in the Kentucky Derby, a gallant runner-up effort by the filly Eight Belles was forgotten in an instant. In a freak accident that one experienced racetrack veterinarian said he had never seen before, the 3-year-old daughter of Unbridleds Song apparently snapped both of her front ankles simultaneously as she galloped out after the race, sending her crashing hard to the Churchill Downs dirt racetrack. She was euthanized moments later, after vets determined there was no chance to save her. She had finished the race and was around the turn at...
  • F in science, A in self-esteem

    12/10/2007 7:34:31 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 125 replies · 184+ views
    LA Times ^ | 10 December 2007 | Editorial Staff
    We could focus on the latest worrisome news in education: the results of an international test released last week that show American 15-year-olds don't know much about science and are falling behind their peers in other industrialized nations. But why get depressed? There is an aluminum foil lining: The test also found that our teens don't let their ignorance bother them. They may not know as much as students in Finland, Canada or New Zealand, but they think they do. When asked to rate their own scientific abilities, they put themselves at the top with their better-educated peers. This is...
  • Bush Lauds Iraqi Performance in Najaf Fight, Warns Iran

    01/30/2007 3:29:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 417+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2007 Early reports that credit Iraqi troops for taking the initiative during a Jan. 28 battle with insurgents near Najaf are heartening news, President Bush said during an interview with National Public Radio here yesterday. Bush also told NPRs Juan Williams that the Iranian government shouldnt be taking military actions in Iraq that endanger the lives of U.S. servicemembers deployed there. The Najaf battle is an indication of what is taking place, and that is the Iraqis are beginning to take the lead, Bush said. The fight involved Iraqi soldiers with U.S. military support engaging...
  • Landis attempts to block out pain

    10/03/2006 7:43:00 PM PDT · by Vision · 22 replies · 773+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | October 3, 2006 | The Associated Press and Bloomberg News
    After two trying months marked by doping allegations, an assault on his reputation and his father-in-law's suicide, Floyd Landis doesn't wish for a stirring comeback so much as the simpler things in life. At this point, he will settle for a good night's sleep, free of pain. To help reach that goal, Landis had hip-replacement surgery last week. With his rehab under way, the 30-year-old American who won this year's Tour de France won't rule out a return to competitive cycling. "Things have been up and down for me," Landis said Monday in an interview with The Associated Press. "I'll...
  • Hog Wild: Performance Art Angers PETA

    08/18/2006 2:56:45 PM PDT · by Tamar1973 · 52 replies · 1,273+ views
    A naked performance artist who says she experienced fantasies of "interspecies metamorphoses" while working with dead pigs has angered British animal rights activists. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals criticized an exhibition where artist Kira O'Reilly sits naked for hours with a dead pig, planned for Friday evening at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance, southwest England.
  • N. Korea cancels propaganda performance

    07/29/2006 7:25:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 357+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/29/06 | Kwang-Tae Kim - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea has canceled a massive propaganda event because of floods that devastated the country this month, a North Korean diplomat said Saturday. The event known as the "mass games" features thousands of synchronized gymnasts and performers in a stadium where the stands are turned into a giant animated mosaic by children flipping pages of multicolored books. Han Song Ryol, deputy chief of North Korea's mission to the United Nations in New York, told The Associated Press by telephone that the event, which had been set for next month, "has been canceled due to flood damages."...
  • Mars and Venus in the Classroom (goofy title but interesting reading)

    05/24/2006 5:44:50 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 368+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 05/18/06 | Richard Morin
    Mars and Venus in the Classroom By Richard Morin Thursday, May 18, 2006; A02 First the good news: One year with a male English teacher would eliminate nearly a third of the gender gap in reading performance among 13-year-olds. Now the bad: Having a male teacher improves the performance of boys while harming girls' reading skills. On the other hand, a year with a female teacher would close the gender gap in science achievement among 13-year-old girls by half and eliminate the smaller achievement gap in mathematics, says economist Thomas S. Dee of Swarthmore College, who examined data collected from...
  • Top 10 Windows XP Tips Of All Time

    04/22/2006 8:45:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 1,329+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr 21, | George Jones
    Despite all the hoopla about the introduction of Windows Vista, the truth of the matter is that the new OS isn't due for at least another seven to nine months and it will probably be even longer before most of us start adopting it. Meanwhile, we've still got to deal with Win XP. In order to make the waiting easier, we've decided to assemble the greatest tips in the history of Windows XP. Here you'll find the tips that give you the most bang for your buck; that are most useful in terms of security, functionality, and PC performance;...
  • Roberts's performance in hearings leaves Democrats with 'dilemma'

    09/16/2005 6:55:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1,757+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | 9/16/05 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    Roberts's performance in hearings leaves Democrats with 'dilemma' By Sheryl Gay Stolberg The New York Times FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2005 WASHINGTON U.S. Senate Democrats are deeply conflicted about how to vote on the nomination of Judge John Roberts Jr. to be the 17th chief justice of the United States, and appear divided about how, and whether, to use their vote to send a message to President George W. Bush as he selects a candidate to fill a second Supreme Court vacancy. "That's a critical part of this conversation," Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's No. 2 Democrat and a...
  • Hamlet Made a Muslim Prince in Post 9/11 Adaptation

    09/15/2005 1:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,545+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 15, 2005 | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Hamlet has become a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court in an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy which its Bosnian director says reflects the world after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. In possibly the biggest theater co-production the war-torn Balkans region has seen in some 20 years, Haris Pasovic is seeking to put "Hamlet" into a 21st Century setting. "One of the most important issues of the 21st century is the world's increased understanding of the Muslim issue following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," Pasovic, himself a Bosnian Muslim, told Reuters...
  • WSJ: The Tax Cuts Did What?!

    09/08/2005 6:07:43 AM PDT · by OESY · 33 replies · 1,190+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 8, 2005 | JOHN BERTHOUD
    ...The CBO projects that the federal government will collect $2.14 trillion this year. That's a hefty 58% increase from a decade ago. Washington may have many problems, but a shortage of money is not among them. All those dollars have not just gone to Iraq. The $286.5 billion highway bill is evidence that Washington is spending record amounts on infrastructure. And there's lots being lavished on all types of capital expenditures. The budget of the Army Corps of Engineers -- the federal agency tasked to help waterproof New Orleans -- is 31% higher today than it was 10 years ago.......
  • Linux vs MacOS 10..... Linux wins.

    09/03/2005 6:31:17 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 29 replies · 639+ views
    Anandtech ^ | September 1st, 2005 | Johan De Gelas
    Signaling needs significantly more time in Mac OS X (Darwin) than on Linux. The processor plays a minor role: the Opteron at 2.4 GHz is a bit faster than the Xeon 3.6 GHz running exactly the same (x86) code. However, it is clear that the operating system plays a much bigger role: a 2.5 GHz G5 running Linux easily beats the identical system with a 2.7 GHz G5 running Mac OS X. Despite the FreeBSD heritage, the TCP signals are very slow (4 times slower!) on Mac OS X.
  • The Ownership Society, the Animating Principle of the 21st Century (Bush video on website)

    06/19/2005 5:13:23 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 2 replies · 398+ views
    THE NEW SOCIAL SECURITY.COM ^ | JUNE 19, 2005 | DICK McDONALD
    The 20th Centurys energizing dynamic was totalitarian socialism. Leading that parade were proponents like Stalin and Communist Russia, Hitler and his National Socialist Party, Chinas Chairman Mao and a host of lesser lights like Saddam Hussein in Iraq. All preached the equality of outcomes for their people despite their own personal power-hungry obsessions. All seduced the world with their humanity that no one should paid more for their work than any other. They all preached a socialism that elevated the group at the expense of the individual. Fortunately for America, their citizens continued their abiding devotion to individualism during the...
  • Nine Inch Nails, MTV, and Bush

    05/29/2005 2:50:02 AM PDT · by echoBoomer · 51 replies · 2,713+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri May 27, 2005 9:28 PM ET
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The rock band Nine Inch Nails said on Friday it canceled plans to appear on next week's MTV Movie Awards after the network questioned the band's plans to perform in front of an image of President Bush. The band was slated to perform "The Hand That Feeds," the first single from its latest album. A Los Angeles Times review called the song "a warning against blind acceptance of authority, including that of a president leading his nation to war." "We were set to perform 'The Hand That Feeds' with an unmolested, straightforward image of George W....
  • Bill Cosby Honors Reservist During Performance

    05/20/2005 5:26:01 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 25 replies · 902+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | May 20, 2005 | Journalist 1st Class (SW/AW) Rob Kerns
    RALEIGH, N.C. (NNS) -- Former Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class-turned-actor/comedian Bill Cosby took time to honor a local Navy Reservist for her service during his stand-up performance May 15 in Raleigh, N.C. Navy Counselor 1st Class Lauren R. Fyfe contacted Cosbys management when she found out he was going to be performing in her hometown while she was on leave. All Fyfe said she was hoping for was the opportunity to have Cosby pose in a picture with her holding an American flag she owned. The flag has been with me everywhere I go in the Navy, said Fyfe. Once, I...
  • Viagra could boost countries with struggling economies

    05/19/2005 6:05:43 PM PDT · by QwertyKPH · 10 replies · 364+ views
    Ananova ^ | 20MAY05 | unamed
    Viagra could be the key to boosting countries' flagging economic performance, it's being claimed. Doctors at a medical health conference in Singapore have been warned sexual problems could take a high economic toll. Psychiatrist Emil Man-Lun Ng, from the University of Hong Kong, said: "If you are sexually not fulfilled, your quality of life will decrease, which leads to a dip in the resources of the country and the economy." The professor, who is founder of the Asian Federation for Sexual Health, is among the experts from Asia, Europe and the US attending the three-day Sex Health Conference. He said:...
  • Maine: Governor's rating down in survey

    05/13/2005 6:06:11 AM PDT · by SheLion · 14 replies · 1,003+ views
    bangordailynews.com ^ | 5-13-05 | A.J. Higgins
    AUGUSTA Gov. John E. Baldaccis job approval rating plunged over the cliff this week, according to a New Jersey-based polling organizations state-by-state comparison of chief executives. Although nearly 70 percent of respondents approved of his job performance in a February poll, according to one Maine pollster, Baldaccis approval rating plummeted to 37 percent over the weekend, according to SurveyUSA, one of the countrys largest computerized polling companies. A subsidiary of Hypotenuse Inc. of Verona, N.J., SurveyUSA conducts numerous bullet polls for 50 television stations across the country, including WLBZ-TV Channel 2 in Bangor and WCSH-TV Channel 6...
  • THE LEGACY COSTS OF DOING BUSINESS(why GM went down)

    05/12/2005 3:28:34 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies · 1,299+ views
    Financial Sense Online ^ | 05/09/05 | Rob Kirby
    THE LEGACY COSTS OF DOING BUSINESSOn the back of both Ford [NYSE: F] and General Motors [NYSE: GM] having their credit ratings reduced to junk status this past week ? I thought it might be appropriate to take a closer look at why?Some would have us believe that North American automakers simply dont build them like they used to! Well, being a proud owner of a 1980 Cutlass Supreme, with less than 100k original kilometers on the clock, I would concur with this line of thought. But then again, who really does build them the way they used to anyway?...