Monday, November 27, 2006

Monkeys For Helping

Cool pix and videos of things like Japanese Spider Man fighting 'scary' monsters. LOL Check it out!
Monkeys For Helping

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Drug Industry Is on Defensive as Power Shifts - New York Times

>>Hoping to prevent Congress from letting the government negotiate lower drug prices for millions of older Americans on Medicare, the pharmaceutical companies have been recruiting Democratic lobbyists, lining up allies in the Bush administration and Congress, and renewing ties with organizations of patients who depend on brand-name drugs.<<
Drug Industry Is on Defensive as Power Shifts - New York Times

Saturday, November 18, 2006


Originally uploaded by Candlemaker.
Christmas is approaching so I’m going through the flood of catalogs that have arrived. Didn’t have to spend much time on Chico’s. The stuff was way over the top right from the first page but I knew I’d seen enough when I got to this leather? jacket. I’m calling it, “FrankenFloral”.

O.J. sewer leads right to Murdoch - Los Angeles Times

Worth reading!!!!!!!!!
O.J. sewer leads right to Murdoch - Los Angeles Times

Friday, November 17, 2006 - Tools and Quotes - Tools and Quotes

NGS (AMEX) Arms ID's this as a technical buy as of today. Company also has good recent news. Volume is very light

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Romney Draws Winske's Fire

In this letter to the editor, Disability Policy Consortium Chair John Winske criticizes lame duck Governor Mitt Romney for his self serving and unnecessary budget cuts.

"Dear Editor:

Recently, Gov. Mitt Romney chose to end his tenure in the same mean-spirited manner in which he began it. Less than one week after America ’s voters rejected the politics of divisiveness and partisanship, Romney has slashed $425 million from the state budget by using his emergency (9c) powers, which is disturbing but not surprising.

The “financial crisis” or “spending crisis” as the Romney administration is calling it is a figment of the governor’s politically driven agenda. This manufactured scheme is designed to burnish his image with fiscal conservatives nationwide. This is reinforced by the fact that state revenues for the first two months of the fiscal year are within the expected range.

According to Michael J. Widmer, President of the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, “The governor was acting prematurely, because the state’s fiscal year is only four months old and the economy is generating strong revenues that will cover potential deficits.”

The pain caused by the $425 million budget cuts is severe. Since we are three and a half months into the fiscal year, the magnitude of the cuts would be equivalent to more than $700 million annually. Throughout Romney’s tenure his administration has pitted the “haves” against the poor and vulnerable citizens in the Commonwealth.

This is a telling statement on the type of presidential campaign he will wage as he gears up to raise $50 million for his run to the White House. Hopefully, citizens across America will continue to take a dim view of the politicians seeking higher office who practice the distressing art of divisive politics.

It is now critical for the Massachusetts General Court to reconvene and override Gov. Romney’s callous and unnecessary cuts to the programs and services used by the neediest of our citizens.

John Winske, Chair
Disability Policy Consortium

Monday, November 13, 2006

On his way out the door Romney flips the bird to crips

"It's budget cuts all around for all you stuttering numb nuts said the graciously graying Gov as he flew off to Iowa.
Blind or visually impaired? I see a way to save $331,829.
Deaf or hard of hearing? Read my lips, I'm taking 64 grand and change.
Coping with mental retardation? See if you can wrap your mind around $9,750,229. LESS to spend on whatever it is you guys do.
Mental health problems? It's all in your head. Cut, cut, cut - $7,025,258.
Rehab services: It's for the guys at the Big Dig. They said they really really needed exactly $1,030,562.
Elder Affairs? Aren't you getting too old for that? Here's a $3,747,814. cold shower."

Figures from:
Disability Policy Consortium
Box 77
Boston MA 02133
617 499-6957

Congressional Internships for Students with Disabilities

Deadline for Summer Internship Program - December 1, 2006

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Internship Opportunities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is
committed to the development of leadership, employment, and self-
sufficiency skills of students with disabilities. In fact,
through the sponsorship of Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
and the Microsoft Corporation, students have opportunities to
develop those skills.

2007 Summer Congressional Internship for College Students with

Administered by AAPD and sponsored by the Mitsubishi Electric
America Foundation, second-semester sophomores through first-
semester seniors interested in working on Capitol Hill are
encouraged to apply. Accepted candidates will work in
congressional offices in Washington, DC. Roundtrip travel and
housing will be provided to interns, and each student will
receive a stipend.

Applications are available at:
Apply by: December 1, 2006 (5:00pm, EST).

Questions and submissions

Disability Policy Consortium
Box 77
Boston MA 02133
617 499-6957

Sounds like a great opportunity!!!!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Bingham Gallery: Keith Ward

Bingham Gallery: Keith Ward

Keith Ward
(American, 1906-2000)

"If you learned to read with Dick & Jane, thrilled by the magnificent horse illustrations in the Black Stallion, remember Elsie the Cow, fell in love with the playful Texaco Dalmatian Pups, or know Elmer, the trademark on Elmer's Glue, then you know of Keith Ward's work. Ward a renowned impressionist, was the gifted illustrator who painted those enduring images on the American consciousness. Like Norman Rockwell, Keith Ward is part of our "Americana"; illustrating for so many magazines and advertisements, such as Boy's Life, Outdoor Life, Phillips 66, Bordon Dairy Co., U.S. Steel (and many others). For more than 50 years Keith Ward has been part of our lives."

Ward is the illustrator for The Night Before Christmas published by Whitman Publishing MCMXXXV. ebay

Monday, November 06, 2006

Malaysia : Grameen bank extends into other ventures - Textile Fashion News Fibre2Fashion

From the World of Garment - Textile - Fashion: Grameen Bank is branching out. One product is a hand made textile called Grameen Check. There's no info in this piece on oulets but it shouldn't be too hard to find.

Also: From The Penninsula Zidane is coming to help with the opening of another Grameen Bank enterprise.

"The factory is a joint project between the French food giant Danone and Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank which pioneered a unique system of microcredit that has lifted millions out of poverty.

Danone and Grameen Bank have a 50 percent stake each in the one-million-dollar plant which is aimed at producing nutritious food products targeted at people on low-incomes."

Malaysia : Grameen bank extends into other ventures - Textile Fashion News Fibre2Fashion

Friday, November 03, 2006

Another Crook Gets Prison Time

Sanjay Kumar is his name. He ran a compnay called Computer Associates. He could have gotten a life term but the judge thought twelve years was enoungh. This New York Times article has the rundown.
Ex-Leader of Computer Associates Gets 12-Year Sentence and Fine - New York Times

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Major League Baseball Continues To Experiment With Second Life

From The the details on MLB's latest efforts in the virtual world of Second Life.
Take Me Out to the Virtual Ballgame:

"'As a platform, we're fascinated by the technology,' said Justin Shaffer, senior vice president of New Media with 'It's an entire new way to interact online with a portion of our fans that are more technologically savvy.'

True to the real-life struggle of getting a seat to witness the rivalry first hand in real time, only 45 game tickets were made available for each of the September games at the price of $500 in the SL currency, called Linden. Currently, one U.S. dollar is worth roughly 273 Linden."