Saturday, February 12, 2011

RIP

Joshua Goldberg, son of Lucianne, brother of Jonah, and husband of Chantal, has died unexpectedly of injuries sustained in a fall. Pajamas Media, and I personally, extend our deepest sympathies. (link)
Prayers to the family ... 

disaster

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The city of Los Angeles discriminates against disabled people because it lacks specific plans to meet their needs in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency, a federal court ruled Friday, the first such decision in the country.
Federal judge orders disaster plan for LA disabled

The city of Los Angeles is discriminating against people with disabilities by not including them in city disaster planning, according to a district court judge. The city of Los Angeles is unprepared to meet the needs of the disabled in the case of a disaster and is discriminating against them by failing to include the disabled in its emergency preparedness plans, a federal judge ruled Friday.
Los Angeles' disaster plans discriminate against people with disabilities, judge rules

disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture could help farmers recover from property damage and livestock losses due to weeks of snow and ice buildup. The USDA's Farm Service Agency's emergency loans go to help supplement farmers' incomes after crop and livestock loss, pay to replace or repair of property, alleviate production costs and refinance debts.
Farm disaster relief possible

[By BlogOverdrive]

Friday, February 11, 2011

war

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A low, pulsating war-time beat rattled windows throughout Venice on Friday as a trio of vintage
war-era planes spark memories

Pillars of Honor brings the World war II traveling monumen to Batavia on Sunday. All veterans are invited to attend honors ceremony.
World war II monument model coming to Batavia

The war crimes trial of Liberia's former President Charles Taylor is extended after judges say they will decide on a defence appeal.
Taylor war crimes trial extended

[By BlogOverdrive]

Pirahna - Jessica Sozhr, Kelly Brook, Riley Steele

Jessica Sozhr
Pirahna (3d) is a bit over-the-top on the boobs, but a good movie.  It's a retake of a classic with an updated cast and location.  The fish are released from an underground lake that is opened up by a small earthquake during Spring Break.

Riley SteeleKelly Brook
Lots of T&A commence and the fish arrive just in time for the main course.  A decent movie with a great cast.  Must see.

politics

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Iowa residents figure they're immune from the bare-knuckles, once-a-decade redistricting fights of other states, where incumbents use the process to solidify their re-election chances while parties scramble for any advantage.
Iowa's politics-free redistricting faces test

Disheartening as it may be, you seriously disadvantage yourself professionally by trying to side ste
How To Swim in Office politics Without Drowning: Part One

[By BlogOverdrive]

Thursday, February 10, 2011

conservative

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When the crop of potential Republican presidential contenders starts making the rounds Thursday at the conservative Political Action Conference, two notable names will be absent: former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.
Palin, Huckabee skipping the conservative party at CPAC forum

Billionaire developer Donald Trump is cozying up to conservatives this week as he spurs another round of speculation in his interest in a possible 2012 presidential candidacy. Trump is slated to address the conservative Political Action Conference Thursday in Washington, D.C.-- an annual platform for conservative politicians seeking a larger national profile. But Trump's surprise [... ]
Donald Trump goes conservative

WASHINGTON - Influential Republicans and tea party faithful gathered Thursday at a conservative forum where an expanding list of possible presidential hopefuls will test their prospects for a 2012 challenge to President Barack Obama.
conservative meeting is a Republican showcase for potential 2012 presidential candidates

[By BlogOverdrive]

college sports

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After a year of booming sports ratings on CBS, Chairman Sean McManus says broadcaster is looking at ways to ramp up cable channel's audience.
sportsWatch: CBS sports plots college sports Network growth

Women's pioneer Lopiano still trying to level college sports' playing fields
Women's pioneer Lopiano still trying to level college sports' playing fields

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

disaster

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Venezuelan films inspired by devastating landslides
disaster movies

Whether a natural disaster or something more nefarious causes you to lose a Net connection, dial-up can offer online access The Internet blackout in Egypt serves as an excellent case study for the kind of disaster any IT department should be ready to face. Backup systems must be in place for the day when servers crash, a fire wipes out a server room, an earthquake destroys the entire business ...
Get a dial-up connection when disaster strikes

FLOOD and cyclone-hit councils will get advance payments to fund infrastructure repairs, Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser says.
disaster money to be fast tracked - Fraser

[By BlogOverdrive]

NBA

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Is Antawn Jamison untradeable? Will Kendrick Perkins sign an extension in Boston? Which rookie is ready to take off for the Pacers?
NBA PM: Is Jamison Untradeable?

With this year's All-Star game taking place in Los Angeles, the NBA is doing everything possible to draw parallels between the star power of their superstars and the box-office power of Hollywood. Monday, we brought you the news that the NBA will launch an apparel deal with Marvel to bring your favorite comic book and movie heroes to the NBA. Tuesday, the NBA�announced that it will make the All ...
NBA will roll out a 'magenta' carpet for the All-Star game

Knicks owner James Dolan gets involved in the Carmelo trade talks, is that a precursor to a deal?... Dwight Howard sounds off on rumors... Evans and Westphal have a moment... ...
NBA AM: Dolan Involved In Talks?

[By BlogOverdrive]

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NFL

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The NFL knew last week there were problems with the installation of temporary Super Bowl seating sections and hoped until hours before kickoff that they could be fixed.
NFL knew last week there could be seat problems

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NBA

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Over one season or two, no team in NBA history has lost as many games in a row as these Cleveland Cavaliers. The surging Dallas Mavericks beat Cleveland 99-96 on Monday night, making it 25 straight losses for the Cavs. Cleveland already held the record for the most losses in a single season, but the league also keeps a record for losses spread over two seasons.
NBA Capsules

[By BlogOverdrive]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Leah Remini

Leah Remini
My most 'searched' and viewed post...

Small Gov't vs Big Gov't

Texas is easily weathering the economic storms, while state services and infrastructure in California are on the verge of collapse. The contrast between the two state economies serves as a warning to the whole country.
So ends a great piece by Mark Hemingway at the Washington Examiner (link) on the differences between two very similar (composition) states headed in vastly different directions.

This article states very clearly what the outcomes of liberal (ie. big gov't) and conservative (small) choices make on a state (or any government).  It should be a must-read for any liberal thinker.

Motivation

disaster

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HAVING barely recovered from six weeks of covering Queensland's floods, Cyclone Yasi threw up new challenges for Australia's media.
disaster coverage extracts high price

Civil Defence Minister John Carter has today launched an interactive, electronic resource designed to give potentially life-saving advice on emergency planning to the blind and partially sighted.
disaster planning info designed for blind

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war

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war has broken out on the outskirts of Fairlie. But while there's camouflage and guns, the army's nowhere in sight. Al Williams joins a legion of troops on the frontline in a battle for Dry Creek.
It's war!

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

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GOProud, a group that represents gay conservatives, is on the list of co-sponsors for this year's conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. Now Liberty Counsel and other groups that focus on social issues are boycotting the event.
Groups Skip conservative Gathering Over Gay Sponsor

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college sports

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TAMPA, Fla. -- Jim Boeheim is not so sure Syracuse learned much from a four-game losing streak. He just believes the No. 17 Orange has played well in bouncing back from the sudden slide following an 18-0 start.
college sports: Romp puts No. 17 Syracuse back on track

Overall records : Alaska 12-10-4, Bowling Green 8-18-3, Ferris State 12-12-4, Lake Superior State 8-12-7, Miami 15-9-5, Michigan 17-8-4, Michigan State 12-13-4, Northern Michigan 11-14-4, Notre Dame 16-9-5, Ohio State 13-13-2, Western Michigan 14-6-9.
college sports results, schedule

[By BlogOverdrive]