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  • Conservatives Declare War on Karl Rove

    12/05/2012 10:50:34 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/5/2012 | Grace Wyler
    Grassroots Republican operatives and Movement conservatives are quickly turning against the GOP Establishment in the wake of the party's expensive defeat this election cycle. Republicans we spoke to this week voiced a near-universal disgust with the national Republican Party leaders and Washington political class, who are seen as having put personal financial interest above winning the election. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/karl-rove-gop-money-civil-war-republicans-2012-11#ixzz2ECkUPpGG
  • Michael Dorn Confirms He’s Working on a ‘Star Trek: Captain Worf’ TV Series

    09/16/2012 12:01:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 78 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | September 9, 2012 | Sandy Schaefer
    Geek favorites Bryan Fuller and Bryan Singer have been forthcoming about their hopes for bringing Star Trek back to the small screen, after the release of J.J. Abrams’ elusive sequel to his Trek movie reboot next summer. However, it turns out those two aren’t the only ones with big dreams about a new TV series set in that sci-fi universe – Michael Dorn is also taking steps to reprise his signature Trek role on a spinoff, tentatively titled Star Trek: Captain Worf.
  • Intel solar spinoff announces NY plant closing

    12/22/2010 12:08:26 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies · 3+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | 12/22/10 | ap
    WICCOPEE — In a stunning reversal, the frequently lauded and taxpayer-funded SpectraWatt Inc. has told the state it will close its solar cell plant starting in March and lay off 117 workers. The announcement was startling because in the past two months, the company, which had been promised about $8 million in tax dollars, planned to train more workers and changed its work shifts to enable a 24-hour operation. In a news release, the company said it hopes to reverse the situation that led to the decision, but SpectraWatt officials did not respond to requests for details.
  • 'Frasier' Spinoff? Kelsey Grammer 'Seriously Thinking About That'

    09/02/2010 5:38:29 AM PDT · by tlb · 17 replies
    t v squad ^ | Sep 1st 2010 | Jean Bentley
    The actor Tweeted last month about the possibility of catching up with a new generation of the the Crane family, the New York Post reports. "Maybe it is time for a Frasier reunion," Grammer wrote. "(It's) very interesting to say the least... maybe a Frasier reunion on like a new show seriously thinking about that !!!." Grammer solicited opinions from his Twitter followers about the possibility of a spinoff. "I'm now really thinking maybe a spin-off of Frasier?" he wrote. "How would u feel about that with like my son and (Frasier's fictional brother) Niles' sibling? Cameos by old cast?"
  • F-35 jet Canadian spinoffs expected

    07/17/2010 4:09:10 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies
    CBC.com ^ | 7/16/2010 | CBC.com
    Ottawa's plan to buy 65 U.S.-built F-35 fighter planes is expected to benefit nearly 100 Canadian companies and support thousands of technology jobs. Nine countries, including Canada, funded development of the plane, called the Lightning II, or the Joint Strike Fighter. Toronto-based Magellan Aerospace said Friday that Canada's participation in the aircraft's development has provided a series of "crucial stepping stones to securing greater roles in the current production and upcoming support phases." The Toronto-based company designs and makes engines and structural parts. "This application of new technologies and precision manufacturing processes will transform Magellan Aerospace and other Canadian companies,...
  • $20 bil Peacock deal now a turkey (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    01/13/2010 4:58:08 AM PST · by Zakeet · 11 replies · 795+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2010 | Peter Lauria
    Right about now, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is likely in his office curled up in the fetal position wondering if Jeff Zucker is going to destroy his $20 billion investment in NBC Universal before the deal even closes. The very private Roberts is no doubt cringing as he watches the late-night fiasco Zucker personally orchestrated play out like a corporate version of "The Biggest Loser" without the weight loss. The media glare generated by Zucker's Machiavellian treatment of Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, two of NBC's biggest stars, goes against everything that Comcast, a family-run company that rarely lets...
  • Time Warner to split off AOL

    05/28/2009 6:16:43 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies · 584+ views
    CNN Money ^ | May 28, 2009 | Aaron Smith
    Time Warner unveiled plans Thursday to spin off AOL as an independent company, an end to the massive media media marriage formed in 2001. "We believe that a separation will be the best outcome for both Time Warner and AOL," said Time Warner (TWX, Fortune 500) chief executive Jeff Bewkes, in a prepared statement. The 2001 merger between AOL and Time Warner was applauded at the time as a visionary attempt to meld old media with new media. But synergies between the two never materialized. [Snip] Bewkes said that an independent AOL will "have a better opportunity to achieve its...
  • OK, Here's the Deal: Everybody can walk away from the UAE Ports Deal Feeling Like a Winner

    03/08/2006 4:26:10 PM PST · by carl in alaska · 15 replies · 213+ views
    3/8/06 | carl in alaska
    OK, I'll make this a short, readable, "vanity" editorial because I know you're all busy. Here's my idea for a good solution to the UAE ports deal that should be a winner for the White House: I don't think partnering with an American company is going far enough to keep the GOP base happy. The UAE needs to do a spin-off of the American port operations into a new company, probably a limited partnership (LP). Then bring a British executive over from P&O Ports to be CEO and bring in somebody like Peter Ueberroth or Billy Payne to be Chairman...
  • Spinning Spinoffs

    01/09/2003 11:33:24 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 17 replies · 199+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 9, 2003 | Rand Simberg
    <p>Since the dawn of the space age, both proponents and opponents of the manned space program have used the "spinoff" argument to buttress their respective cases.</p> <p>Many fans of Apollo, and the space shuttle and the International Space Station, and whatever the NASA manned space program happens to be doing at the time, make grandiose claims about the many benefits showered upon our nation because we sent a few people to the moon, or into orbit.</p>