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Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Aug 7, 2012, 09:51 AM (1 replies)

Catch Face the Nation now

Shiefer starts with claiming Virginia will decide the election. Are the Republicans planning on stealing Virginia?

Strickland defending Reid.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Aug 5, 2012, 10:36 AM (2 replies)

My last 20 days

As a star member.

My star status expires later this month and as of today it looks like I will not be renewing. It has been a great ride, 8 years of debates, ups and downs as we saw some great things and not so great things happen in the world.

When I first found this site, I was immediately hooked, some place where the facts were facts and if you didn't post the facts, you were called for it. I quickly learned that most of what was posted was backed up with facts.

Participation here has made me a better person overall, my typing and spelling are much improved, quick thinking is better and general written communication skills have advanced. Just list week I learned that Mittens was pilock, broadened my horizons, now I can talk slang with my British friends, lol.

I will not stop contributing, just will have to tolerate the advertisements and miss the star benefits.

The next several months are going to be one big stress ball, with the election, one daughter getting married and the other starting college, then to top it off, the company I have spent my 28 year career with announced a massive restructuring where all positions are on the table.

I will be here, but in a lesser capacity and may need to step away to deal with stresses.

It has been a great time and I owe many here a thank you for being here and for the times you have helped.
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:32 PM (6 replies)

Tampa: RNC 'Romneyville' camp faces legal review

A tentative truce has been reached between city zoning officials and a group of protesters camping out on a commercial lot in downtown Tampa.

The city is investigating whether the encampment behind the Army Navy Surplus Market, 1312 N. Tampa St., breaks the law and whether the store's owner can be fined for allowing protesters to stay in the lot.

"The zoning department is reviewing this case right now," said Dennis Rogero, the city's director of neighborhood empowerment. "If it is a violation, the owner has 14 days to comply. If he doesn't comply, the issue will go to our zoning board's special magistrate for a ruling."

Rogero said zoning officials expect to find out this week if the camp is illegal.

Gregory Lockett, one of the organizers of the encampment he calls "Romneyville," said activists have a legal right to be there.


Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 30, 2012, 07:15 AM (1 replies)

Back in Black - Campaign Fibs


Both the Obama and Romney campaigns lie to Lewis Black, but it's fine just so long as they're not misrepresenting Nutella.
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:01 PM (0 replies)

5 companies that aren't expected to make it through 2013

Each year, the editors at 24/7 Wall St. identify 10 American brands most likely to disappear. This year's list reflects the brutally competitive nature of certain industries and suggests what can happen to companies that fall behind in efficiency, innovation or financing.

The website takes a methodical approach in predicting which brands will disappear before the end of 2013, based on the following criteria:

•A rapid decline in sales, contributing to steep losses.
•Disclosures by the parent of a brand that it might go out of business.
•Rapidly rising costs that are unlikely to be recouped through higher prices.
•Companies that are sold.
•Companies that go into bankruptcy.
•Companies that have lost most of their customers.
•Operations with rapidly withering market shares.

The 5 most endangered companies are:
Pacific Sunwear of California
Research In Motion - makers of Blackberry
Current TV
American Airlines

Edit for absentmindedness: http://money.msn.com/investing/5-companies-that-are-sinking-fast

My nephew works for one of those, I am afraid for him and his family.
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 03:27 PM (5 replies)

Corkscrew Wind Turbine Now Powering Cleveland Indians Stadium

I saw this today driving into downtown Cleveland today and wondered what it was. I guess it has been there since April, but I try not to go down there too often.

Corkscrew Wind Turbine Now Powering Cleveland Indians Stadium
April 13, 2012 By Zachary Shahan

This is an interesting one. A newly patented ‘corkscrew’ wind turbine designed by Cleveland State University (CSU) mechanical engineering professor Dr. Majid Rashidi is now helping to power the Cleveland Indians’ stadium. It was put in place about one week ago.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jul 25, 2012, 12:35 PM (1 replies)

Lewis Black on Daily Show

Going off on the Romney hypocrisy.
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jul 24, 2012, 11:15 PM (3 replies)

6 killed in Yogurt truck crash in New York

Yogurt truck causes chain-reaction crash, killing six in upstate New York

Six people were killed and one was injured Thursday morning when a tractor trailer carrying yogurt rear-ended a vehicle that had slowed for construction work, causing a chain reaction.

Five of the victims died when their SUV caught fire after being hit. Trooper Jack Keller told The Associated Press that the driver of the first vehicle struck died at a hospital.

The tractor-trailer driver, James A. Mills Jr. of Myerstown, Pa., was taken to a hospital for treatment, the AP said.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:27 PM (0 replies)

They are serving needles sandwiches on Delta Airlines

Needles found in sandwiches on 4 Delta flights

MINNEAPOLIS — Delta Air Lines Inc. is trying to figure out how needles got into turkey sandwiches on four flights from Amsterdam to the U.S.

The airline says needles were found in six sandwiches on four flights on Sunday. Delta spokeswoman Kristin Baur says one passenger on a flight to Minneapolis was injured, but the passenger declined to get medical attention.

The sandwiches were prepared in the kitchen of a catering company in Amsterdam, and some were served to business class passengers on Delta flights. After the needles were found, passengers got pizza instead.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:36 PM (9 replies)
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