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If you’re flying American Airlines soon, you have my sympathies. Their pilots are staging a slowdown/sick out while they work without a contract. Things ain’t goin’ well. It’s tempting to shake your fist at the pilot’s union when your departure time dies of old age. I feel your pain. When you’re stuck in Tulsa en route to Wichita, your day is already a bummer. But the airline isn’t exactly innocent here either.If you’re flying American Airlines soon, you have my sympathies. Their pilots... more
The US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social media sites by using fake online personas to influence internet conversations and spread pro-American propaganda. A Californian corporation has been awarded a contract with United States Central Command (Centcom), which oversees US armed operations in the Middle East and Central Asia, to develop what is described as an "online persona management service" that will allow one US serviceman or woman to control up to 10 separate identities based all over the world. http://www.makeahistory.com/index.php/free-stuff/43046-us-militarys-sock-puppet-software-that-manipulates-social-mediaThe US military is developing software that will let it secretly manipulate social... more
There’s a new company in town that I’m experimenting with called Task Rabbit that is a new form of employment that’s not exactly employment. At their website you can signup and go through a screening process that included a canned video interview and background check that once you pass gives you the chance to bid on tasks to do and if you’re chosen you get paid to do them.There’s a new company in town that I’m experimenting with called Task... more
When you do have the time to look for a plumber for a possible future job, or a repair which isn’t an emergency, here are some tips for choosing a good plumber.
Link ; http://www.connectutilities.org/blog/2011/10-tips-for-choosing-a-good-plumber/When you do have the time to look for a plumber for a possible future job, or a repair... more
Ke$ha, famous for her song Tik Tok, is being sued by her managers for a sum of $14 million, which they feel is due to them as the singer had signed contract with their firm, DAS Communications, to give twenty percent of her future income.Ke$ha, famous for her song Tik Tok, is being sued by her managers for a sum of $14... more
UPDATE: Fox News announced Thursday that it had signed Juan Williams to a new, multi-year contract, which the Los Angeles Times reported was worth $2 million. Among other things, Williams will now write columns for FoxNews.com, the first of which appeared on Thursday afternoon.
In the column, Williams excoriated NPR and its leadership for the decision to fire him. He said he was let go for "telling the truth" about his feelings of nervousness when he sees people he thinks are clearly Muslim on airplanes. He called his debate with Bill O'Reilly -- where he also told the Fox News host to be careful about painting all Muslims as extremists -- an "honest, sensitive" one "in the best American tradition of a fair, full-throated and honest discourse about the issues of the day."
Williams said that NPR's move to fire him was a "a chilling assault on free speech" that came about due to "political correctness and ideological orthodoxy" by the "self-righteous ideological, left-wing leadership at NPR." He also recounted the years of tension between him and his bosses at NPR that resulted from his association with Fox.
Williams concluded by comparing himself to Daniel Schorr, the longtime NPR contributor who found himself on Richard Nixon's enemies list.
"I can only imagine Dan's revulsion to realize that today NPR treats a journalist who has worked for them for ten years with less regard, less respect for the value of independence of thought and embrace of real debate across political lines, than Nixon ever displayed," he wrote.
ORIGINAL POST: Juan Williams appeared on Fox News' "Happening Now" Thursday morning to discuss his firing from NPR over his comments about Muslims on Monday's "O'Reilly Factor." (h/t Johnny Dollar.)
Williams said that he received a message from Ellen Weiss, NPR's senior vice president for news, telling him to call her. When he did, he said, she asked him to clarify his comments that he gets "nervous" when he sees Muslims on an airplane.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/21/juan-williams-speaks-out-_n_771484.htmlUPDATE: Fox News announced Thursday that it had signed Juan Williams to a new,... more
Adrian Chiles has already left the BBC for ITV and can now be found hosting a World Cup show, though it won't be long till the former One Show host is reunited with presenter Christine Bleakley.
It was announced today Bleakley is also leaving the BBC for ITV in Autumn and will be found hosting a breakfast show with Adrian Chiles.
"A BBC spokesman said they had been in discussions since April when she said she wanted to continue at the helm of the prime time show, despite the loss of her co-host, but the uncertainty over her future was damaging the show."-yahooAdrian Chiles has already left the BBC for ITV and can now be found hosting a World... more
In this scene from Vanguard's "Soccer's Lost Boys," a coach in Ghana details for correspondent Mariana Van Zeller the alarming treatment of young players in West Africa.
As South Africa hosts the 2010 World Cup, the focus will be on many of the continent's brightest stars in soccer, including Chelsea's Didier Drogba and Inter Milan's Samuel Eto'o. In "Soccer's Lost Boys," correspondent Mariana van Zeller explores the dark side to the sport's global popularity, what has been called "the new slave trade."
"Soccer's Lost Boys" airs Wednesday, June 16 at 10/9c.
Watch a trailer here: http://current.com/shows/vanguard/blog/92469686_soccers-lost-boys-world-cup-dreams-and-nightmares.htm
"Vanguard," airing weekly on Current TV Wednesdays at 10/9c, is a no-limits documentary series whose award-winning correspondents put themselves in extraordinary situations to immerse viewers in global issues that have a large social significance. Unlike sound-bite driven reporting, the show's correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Kaj Larsen, Christof Putzel and Mariana van Zeller, serve as trusted guides who take viewers on in-depth real life adventures in pursuit of some of the world's most important stories.
For more, go to http://current.com/vanguard.In this scene from Vanguard's "Soccer's Lost Boys," a coach in... more
This is a buzz about how grammar and commas made a conflict between Rogers Communications and Bell Canada. Read on to know how this dispute over contract and grammar can cost either company one million Canadian dollars; learn why the marriage between contracts and grammar is necessary; and how the “rule of the last antecedent” helped in this issue.This is a buzz about how grammar and commas made a conflict between Rogers... more
By Tony Capaccio
May 6 (Bloomberg) -- KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq, the Army said.
The Army announced its decision yesterday only hours after the Justice Department said it will pursue a lawsuit accusing the Houston-based company of taking kickbacks from two subcontractors on Iraq-related work. The Army also awarded the work to KBR over objections from members of Congress, who have pushed the Pentagon to seek bids for further logistics contracts.
The Justice Department said the government will join a suit filed by whistleblowers alleging that two freight-forwarding firms gave KBR transportation department employees kickbacks in the form of meals, drinks, sports tickets and golf outings.
“Defense contractors cannot take advantage of the ongoing war effort by accepting unlawful kickbacks,” Assistant Attorney General Tony West said in a statement.
KBR, the Army’s largest contractor in Iraq, will review the litigation when it is received and “will continue to cooperate with the government,” company spokeswoman Heather Browne said in an e-mail. “Gifts of dinners, baseball tickets and similar items would violate KBR policies and KBR was not aware of these violations.”
KBR will continue to provide services in Iraq such as housing, meals, laundry, showers, water purification and bathroom cleaning under the new order, which was placed under a military contract KBR won in late 2001, shortly after the U.S. invaded Afghanistan.
ttp://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-05-06/kbr-to-get-no-bid-army-work-as-u-s-alleges-kickbacks-update1-.htmlBy Tony Capaccio May 6 (Bloomberg) -- KBR Inc. was selected for a no-bid contract... more
Here, HOT off the animation press is a true story with an original song. The performer is a spirited rock 'n roll blond who is playing his guitar and singing THE BALLAD OF JAY LENO.
Ah, music hath sounds that soothe the savage contract wars.
It's a bit of Hollywood history and more minutia for the late night devotees who have their favorites when it comes to late night TV.
What makes it better is that Conan O'Brien will be on 60 Minutes tomorrow night. It should be very interesting.
Hey, it won't solve the global economic crisis but it gave me a real good chuckle.
I love back stories that suddenly become relevant!!
I use the word "true" and I'm sure we'll hear lots more in the next few days.
If you can't see the video, the link is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5zP7_C2FjkHere, HOT off the animation press is a true story with an original song. The... more
“American Idol” producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon Cowell as the show’s tough-talking judge, sources tell Page Six.
For the Full Story On Howard Stern Replacing Simon Cowell On American Idol... Sterns own Words...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/02/05/american-idol-producers-want-howard-stern-to-replace-simon-cowell/
An insider said that producers of the hit Fox show say Stern, America’s highest-paid radio personality, is their top choice to take over from Cowell, who leaves at the end of this season. They approached the King of All Media after he repeatedly mentioned on-air that his exclusive Sirius XM Radio deal expires next January and he was open to other offers. Cowell was paid $50 million a year.“American Idol” producers are eager to hire Howard Stern to replace Simon... more
As we first reported, MTV offered each cast member a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000 per episode. We’re told the cast rejected the offer and made it clear they would all stand together and hold out for their price, though they didn’t say what it was.
For the Full Jersey Shore Contract Situation and VIDEO ....http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/25/cast-of-mtvs-jersey-shore-contract-situation-mtv-sign-now-or-be-replaced/
MTV made a new offer of $10,000 an episode — there are 12 episodes in the new season — but so far the cast hasn’t responded.As we first reported, MTV offered each cast member a $10,000 signing bonus and $5,000... more
Howard Stern to Return to Terrestrial Radio?
By Dylan Stableford
Howard Stern revealed to Sirius listeners on Thursday that he’s been approached by terrestrial radio about a possible return.
Full Story on Howard Sterns return to Free Radio... Audio of Artie Lange suicide show..http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/01/22/is-howard-stern-to-returning-to-terrestrial-radio-leaving-sirius/
Stern is in the final year of a five-year, $500 million contract with the satellite radio giant.Howard Stern to Return to Terrestrial Radio? By Dylan Stableford TheWrap.com... more
There is little doubt that Monsanto-farmer contracts are fundamentally unfair to the farmers. In this case, David does not fair well against Goliath. But are such agreements also fundamentally unfair to society because, unless you grow it yourself, what the farmer grows is what you eat.
http://gmo-journal.com/index.php/2010/01/19/monsantos-ironclad-contract-in-fear-of-the-dotted-line/There is little doubt that Monsanto-farmer contracts are fundamentally unfair to the... more