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Washington to set executive salaries as auto boondoggle deepens

March 31, 2009

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Yesterday, President Obama offered a stern warning to GM and Chrysler to shape up in 60 days or face bankruptcy. To show he meant business, the administration asked for the resignation of GM CEO Rick Wagoner and strongly suggested that Chrysler work out a merger with foreign car manufacturer Fiat. Meanwhile, the President promised to […]

10,000

March 30, 2009

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At some point during the day on March 30, 2009, my humble website received it’s 10,000th page view. Now, to be sure, I’m quite aware that bigger and better blogs register that many in one day, some in one hour. It took this little blog, from the last week of November to today, about four […]

GM CEO Wagoner resigns on request of Obama administration

March 29, 2009

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On the eve of a much-anticipated announcement regarding further bailouts for GM and Chrysler, GM CEO Rick Wagoner is stepping down as head of the company. What has raised my eyebrows is that the resignation apparently comes at the request of the Obama administration. Mr. Wagoner’s marks against him are evidently the length of his […]

Mike Rowe and the War on Work

March 28, 2009

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(Photo credit: osmoothie.com) Via the Anchoress and American Digest, we have a video of Mike Rowe from the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” speaking on our own preconceptions and on the value of hard work. You can see the video on either of these fine sites, and it’s well worth the 20 minutes to check it […]

Anarchy expected at G20 summit

March 27, 2009

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The G20 summit is set to convene next week in London, and English police are gearing up for confrontations with multitudes of angry protesters, with fears that some protests may turn violent. The fears are given weight with the recent vandalism against the home of Bank of Scotland CEO Fred Goodwin, and while various groups […]

One step closer to regrowing limbs (and an aside about political rants)

March 26, 2009

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Wired magazine is reporting that scientists have now been successful at turning human skin cells into an undifferentiated mass of cells called a blastema that is the first step toward regrowing limbs. Now Worcester Polytechnic Institute has been given a DARPA grant to develop the blastema into muscle tissue. It’s a very interesting development that […]

UN pushes for global currency reserve

March 26, 2009

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One day after Timothy Geithner and Austin Goolsbee drew fire for hinting at being open to a Chinese monetary proposal, a United Nations panel pushed for a new Global Reserve System to replace the dollar. This moves the debate somewhat out of the realm of the conspiracy and into the realm of the possible. The […]