Bankruptcy Is Now ‘More Probable,’ New G.M. Chief... →
“We will either do it out of court or we will do it in court,” Mr. Henderson said, “but we will get the job done in terms of recreating and reinventing General Motors as a competitive enterprise, one that wins in the marketplace.” […] The administration on Monday rejected the turnaround plans submitted by G.M. and Chrysler, which have borrowed $17.4 billion since December to help them...
The Pope May Be Right About Condoms in Africa →
muppetpants: “Empirical evidence.”
iTunes discovery download: 4'33" →
overboard: “Kudos to the iTunes team for taking this daring step for bring art to the masses.” [h/t randy]
But now, in a little-noticed move, the House Financial Services Committee, led...– www.washingtonexaminer.com (via bellatoris)
bellatoris: Bankruptcy or not, the larger problem here is Washington’s industrial policy. Even if Chrysler merges and GM restructures, Mr. Obama wants the companies to make the kind of cars the political class favors, whether or not consumers want to buy them. “The United States of America will lead the world in building the next generation of clean cars,” the President said yesterday. He didn’t...
Theology for its own ends, just for the sake of having great knowledge about...– Derek Webb (via christianity)
Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas on...
sds: [Justin Taylor:] After admitting that “originalism” is not perfect and that there are some difficult issues, he also says: The originalist has easy answers for many things, especially the most controversial things in modern times. [Does] the equal protection clause require that states permit same sex marriage? That is not a hard question for an originalist. Nobody ever thought that is what...
On Feed Readers →
jingc: Instead of a thing to enjoy, it makes reading a thing to get done with. It’s reading made efficient. But I have no lack of efficiency in my life; what I lack is leisure, quiet, and space. The feed reader is the fast food joint of the reading experience, but I want the farmer’s market, the slow-cooked greens, the home-baked bread. I don’t want to feed, I want to eat, with all the...
GM to make payments for customers who lose jobs →
that is, “[american taxpayers] to make payments for customers who lose jobs.” it’s interesting (no it’s not) that this happens the day after wagoner “steps down” because of the white house demands-to-come. this is a 650% increase in assistance for such car owners.
Monopoly Killer: Perfect German Board Game... →
steller: must….play….this….game hoo boy, i love me some settlers.
Electric Nanowires Could Turn Your Body Into a... →
davereed: jeez, we might as well just wrap our bodies up in a red bow and give ourselves over to the Machines seriously: i’ve been wondering when this would happen.
Darth Vader Hula [h/t superdave, who accompanied me, sven (the lawn gnome) & my hula girl on our westward roadtrip from denver to seattle on my way to moving to oregon.]
Obama drives GM chief out →
an excellent discovery
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The difference between where you are today and where you’ll be five years from...– Jim Rohn (via mykol78)
sds: Derek Webb and Garett Buell - “Famous Last...
You stole money from a charity?? Man, no wonder a wall fell on you! That’s bad...– Home Movies (via davereed)
AIG Sues U.S Government With Taxpayers Bailout... →
ratherfancy: The company that gave its top executives $218,000,000 in bonuses alone is now using taxpayer money to fund a court battle. The U.S Government granted AIG a further $306,000,000 last year in taxpayer…
‘He Is the Hero’: Anti-Police Oakland Rally... →
really? a hero for killing four human beings, officers or not? i get that these relationships are strained (another enormously unfortunate fact) but this is not how these problems will be solved.
I hate it that my body gets only 5 hours of sleep during the week. But I love it...– includingtacos
We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.– Ayn Rand
The person who makes a success of living is the one who see his goal steadily...– Cecil B. DeMille (1881 - 1959) (via monicaonline)
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Your Toddler Isn't Ignoring You: He's Just Saving... →
“For example, if you looked outside and saw dark clouds, you would probably grab your umbrella before leaving the house. A toddler, according to the study, would only think of getting the umbrella after going outside and getting rained on. The knowledge that an umbrella will help prevent you from getting wet in the rain is there, but the cognitive ability to anticipate getting wet and thus...
California May Ban Black Cars →
sds: More environmentalist-spawned idiocy and nanny statism from California. if anything, they should resurface all the roads & parking lots (i hear mirrors don’t absorb heat), ban asphalt & black roofing materials first.
In our modern world the rain that falls freely from the heavens and the...– Began Skye Jethani (via azspot) (via sds)
Fighting in cage 'was the norm' at South Oak Cliff... →
“Documents obtained by The Dallas Morning News show that troubled students were sent to duke it out – with bare fists and no head protection – in a steel utility cage in an athletic locker room. Donald Moten, who was principal at South Oak Cliff High at the time, and other employees who orchestrated the fights, or allowed them to go on, did not face any criminal charges because of the...
Fla. student suspended from bus for passing gas →
“LAKELAND, Fla. – An eighth-grader was suspended from riding the school bus for three days after being accused of passing gas. The bus driver wrote on a misbehavior form that a 15-year-old teen passing gas on the bus Monday to make the other children laugh, creating a stench so bad that it was difficult to breathe. The bus driver handed the teen the suspension form the next day. Polk County...
The new Audi documentary Truth in 24 can now be... →