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  • Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes

    05/05/2016 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/05/16 | Nellie Bowles
    Getting local politicians to battle Apple is hard, Chang said. He recently proposed that Apple – which is building a massive new campus its own employees nicknamed the Death Star, or more favorably, The Spaceship – should give $100m to improve city infrastructure.
  • Award-Winning Author Joyce Carol Oates Looks for ‘Celebratory & Joyous’ Aspects of ISIS

    11/27/2015 8:51:02 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2015 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates came under intense fire from social media users on Sunday after tweeting that she has only heard “puritanical & punitive” things about the Islamic State and wonders whether there is anything “celebratory & joyous” about the terrorist group. "All we hear of ISIS is puritanical & punitive; is there nothing celebratory & joyous? Or is query naive?"
  • Apple’s giant new campus looks like a spaceship (with latest Drone Video of construction site)

    11/04/2015 7:14:27 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 24 replies
    interestingengineering.com — Architecture ^ | November 4, 2015 | By GABRIELLE WESTFIELD
    Companies have recently been putting more effort into the workplace environment, striving to cultivate a habitat that is conducive to productivity and community. Startup companies are attempting to develop settings that are fun and social to attract young bright minds, while distinguished agencies push towards modern approaches of walls with contemporary art and glass partitions. One thing is becoming more apparent as people align their jobs with their own identity, is that you are where you work. Apple proves to be no exception to this. Phil Schiller, Apple’s head marketing chief recently stated, “Across the board, our goal is...
  • Aaron Sorkin Rips Apple's Tim Cook Over 'Steve Jobs' Critique: "You've Got a Lot of Nerve"

    09/26/2015 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Hollywoord Reporter ^ | 9/25/2015 11:35am PDT | by Alex Ritman
    "If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Aaron Sorkin has lashed out at Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent assertion that filmmakers were being "opportunistic" in making films about the late tech titan Steve Jobs.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a press junket roundtable for Universal's Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs in London, the writer claimed that he and those working at the top of the project had taken pay cuts to get it made."Nobody did this movie to get rich,"...
  • New details of Apple's circular 'spaceship' HQ emerge

    12/06/2014 2:27:23 AM PST · by dennisw · 43 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 5 December 2014 | Mark Prigg
    New planning certificates reveal 120,000 square foot auditorium and 100,000 square foot fitness center Steve Jobs originally submitted the application for the Cupertino headquarters back in 2011 The campus will be a mile in circumference, feature glass walls and solar panels and cover 175 acres Cars will be 'banished and buried' in an underground car park and tarmac will be replaced with greenery Glass walls the height of the building will slide open, and cafes and restaurants will help break up the vast scale More than 1,000 bikes will be kept on site to help staff make their way around...
  • Hank Aaron Says GOP Are Like the KKK but with ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’ Instead of Hoods

    04/15/2014 1:32:13 PM PDT · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | April 9, 2014 | Staff
    Original Title:Hank Aaron Says Republicans are Like the KKK but with ‘Neckties and Starched Shirts’ Instead of Hoods Hank Aaron is a baseball icon. Forty years ago he broke Babe Ruth's all-time homerun record of 714. He ended his career with a total of 755. Barry Bonds surpassed Aaron's record with a total of 762. Since there are claims that Bonds was "juiced," the record is viewed as suspect. When Aaron was getting close to Ruth's record, the racists came out similar to the way they did when Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color barrier in 1945. They wrote nasty...
  • Jimmy Carter casts Occupy movement as successful

    02/15/2012 7:00:10 PM PST · by quantim · 11 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Feb 15, 9:37 PM EST | GREG BLUESTEIN
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that Occupy organizers have created a "relatively successful" movement because they focused national discussion on wealth disparity despite lacking leadership and a unifying set of goals. The Georgia Democrat said at an event in Atlanta that Occupy organizers have succeeded in forcing the media and Congress to realize the "chasm is getting greater than leaps and bounds" between the rich and the poor. "It's been relatively successful even acknowledging there's no leadership, there's no coherence and there's no single list of issues they want to succeed," the former president said...
  • Arlen Specter Appears on Stage, but Just For Laughs (Raunchy Comedy)

    12/28/2011 9:23:14 AM PST · by Quilla · 9 replies
    Philly.com ^ | December 28, 2011 | Anthony Campisi
    So an ex-senator walks into a comedy club . . . That's not the setup to a joke - it's what happened Tuesday night when Arlen Specter took the stage at the Helium Comedy Club's open-mike night in Center City. "I've been in comedy now for 30 years," the former senator explained. Taking a try at stand-up was a natural step after spending so many years in the "sit-down comedy" of Congress - and, Specter noted, it was considerably less expensive. While some of his jokes are unprintable in a family newspaper - don't ask about the paraplegic who wanted...
  • Pat Caddell: I can’t help thinking Paul Krugman’s a bit of a sphincter

    01/14/2011 5:42:39 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 14, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via the Daily Caller. He didn’t say “sphincter,” actually, but in honor of the “new tone” and because this is, after all, a family-oriented blog, I decided to clean up his language a bit for the headline. Is “sphincter” okay? Or is that sort of rhetoric beyond the bounds of political politesse for which mellow, even-tempered pundits like Krugman and Frank Rich are known and loved? In case so, I denounce myself preemptively. In case you missed it, here’s a neat move by Krugs from this morning’s column, which was much mellower than Monday’s rhetorical sphincter-lock: One side saw health...
  • Specter farewell speech slams GOP 'cannibalism' (Adios RINO Rat!)

    12/21/2010 3:44:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 69 replies · 7+ views
    msnbc ^ | 12/21/2010 | By ANDREW MIGA
    Departing Republican-turned-Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter on Tuesday said conservative Republicans who backed Tea Party challengers against establishment candidates in the recent elections engaged in political cannibalism. In his final floor speech, Specter complained there's scant room for centrists like himself in a polarized Senate where civility is in short supply. "In some quarters, compromise has become a dirty word," said Pennsylvania's longest-serving senator, who lost his re-election bid after three decades in the Senate. Specter complained that some GOP senators had helped Tea Party challengers beat incumbent Republicans like Utah Sen. Bob Bennett and Rep. Mike Castle in his Delaware...
  • Specter prepares his farewell after 30 years in the Senate (good riddance to Snarlin' Arlen)

    12/21/2010 7:39:20 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 54 replies · 1+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 21 December 2010 | Thomas Fitzgerald
    WASHINGTON - The family photographs came down Monday, packed in bubble wrap and boxes for the trip home, leaving nothing but some nails and sun-faded outlines on the walls of Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's inner office. After 30 years on Capitol Hill, the state's longest-serving senator is clearing out and heading back to Philadelphia. Specter, 80, will deliver his final floor speech Tuesday morning, decrying a gridlocked Senate that has lost its political center and the sense of collegiality that once kept senators from campaigning against one another. "Eating or defeating your own is a form of sophisticated cannibalism," Specter,...
  • Politico calls PA Senate for Toomey, Another Tea Party Senator!!

    11/02/2010 9:12:10 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | November 2, 2010 | steelers6
    Way to go Pat, Spector finally gets his reward.
  • After 30 Years and Party Switch, Career Curtain for Specter [waaaaaa, waaaaaa]

    05/18/2010 11:47:48 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 30 replies · 1,254+ views
    News York Times ^ | 5/19/2010 | By KATHARINE Q. SEELYE
    PHILADELPHIA — Early on, Senator Arlen Specter’s supporters knew that the 80-year-old Republican-turned-Democrat was in trouble. “Turnout was terrible,” Gov. Edward G. Rendell said less than two hours before the polls closed here. And just about two hours after they had closed, he blamed the rain and the low turnout in Philadelphia for ending Mr. Specter’s 30 years in the Senate.
  • Caption Joe Biden and Arlene Sphincter

    09/08/2009 4:35:23 PM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 21 replies · 1,263+ views
  • VIDEO: Crowd Explodes When Arlen Specter Urges That Health Care Is Done "Fast"

    08/03/2009 5:37:44 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 76 replies · 3,690+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 3, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    A town hall erupted in Philadelphia after Sen. Arlen Specter said health care reform has to get done fast.
  • Specter defends Pelosi, questions CIA's honesty

    05/20/2009 12:57:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 69 replies · 2,283+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2009 | Reid Wilson
    Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) took the opportunity Wednesday to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who has come under fire in recent weeks over a controversy surrounding when she was told of the use of enhanced interrogation techniques being used by the CIA. "The CIA has a very bad record when it comes to — I was about to say 'candid'; that's too mild — to honesty," Specter, a former chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a lunch address to the American Law Institute. He cited misleading information about the agency's involvement in mining harbors in Nicaragua and...
  • Specter Says He ‘Misspoke” on Minnesota Senate Race

    05/05/2009 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies · 1,117+ views
    cqpolitics.com ^ | May 5, 2009 | Bart Jansen
    The political whirlwind that surrounded Sen. Arlen Specter ’s switch from the Republican to Democratic party had him forgetting which team he is rooting for in 2010. But after voicing support for Republican Norm Coleman in his contested Minnesota Senate race, Specter said he misspoke in a New York Times magazine interview and is supporting Democrats. Specter switched parties April 30 in an effort to hold his Pennsylvania seat for a sixth term in the 2010 election. The move upset fellow Republicans and elated Democrats who edged to a 59-seat majority with two independents in a Senate where 60 senators...
  • Sen. Arlen Specter: GOP moved 'far to the right'

    05/03/2009 12:01:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies · 1,248+ views
    politico.com ^ | May 3, 2009 | Mike Allen
    Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) said Sunday in his first TV interview since becoming a Democrat last week he had not promised to be “a loyal Democrat” and would lead a filibuster against his new party if he felt strongly enough about an issue. Specter told David Gregory on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he had determined “with polls and a lot of personal contact” that his reelection prospects as a Republican were “bleak.” But he added: “There’s more than being reelected here. There’s the factor of principle. The Republican Party has gone far to the right since I joined it...
  • Olympia Snowe: We Didn’t Have to Lose Arlen Specter

    04/28/2009 8:37:10 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 140 replies · 3,719+ views
    IT is disheartening and disconcerting, at the very least, that here we are today — almost exactly eight years after Senator Jim Jeffords left the Republican Party — witnessing the departure of my good friend and fellow moderate Republican, Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, for the Democratic Party. And the announcement of his switch was all the more painful because I believe it didn’t have to be this way. When Senator Jeffords became an independent in 2001, I said it was a sad day for the Republicans, but it would be even sadder if we failed to confront and learn...
  • FRED BARNES: What Specter's Defection Means

    04/29/2009 5:23:07 AM PDT · by kellynla · 98 replies · 3,765+ views
    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ^ | APRIL 29, 2009 | FRED BARNES
    My one rule of politics is that the future is never a straight line projection of the present. Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's unexpected decision to switch parties and run for re-election in 2010 as a Democrat proves the rule. Mr. Specter often votes for liberal Democratic initiatives and infuriates conservative Republicans. Still, his surprise defection was a crushing setback for the GOP, instantly reducing what limited power Republicans have in the Senate. The GOP's ability to stop liberal legislation is now weakened if not eliminated in some instances. CorbisMr. Specter's jump across the aisle significantly adds to the heavy Republican...