Thursday, July 30, 2009

Obama hails chat with Gates, cop as 'thoughtful' - Yahoo! News

Positive development in the beer garden meeting as Gates and Crowley may work together to promote more understanding of the apprehensions and fears of both the police and the many blacks concerned. Gates' remarks are at the end of the column.

Obama hails chat with Gates, cop as 'thoughtful' - Yahoo! News: "Gates said after Thursday's White House gathering that he hoped the entire experience would prove to be an 'occasion for education, not recrimination.' He said the burden now rests with him and Crowley to use the opportunity to foster wider awareness of the dangers facing police officers and the fears that some blacks have about racial profiling."

An e-mail, among many, answered with the delete key - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

An e-mail, among many, answered with the delete key - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Full email sent by Justin Barrett - Former English Teacher

OMG, a full on rant from Boston Police Officer Justin Barrett. He got suspended today for using the term 'jungle monkey' but that's just one of the winners in an email chock full of the angry side of Officer Barrett. And wait till you get to the part about "belligerent non-compliance". See what you get for that.


Full email sent by Justin Barrett

Friday, July 24, 2009

Obama’s Citizenship Legit

As if we haven't known that all along. I'm really just posting this with the hope that it might help a birther see the light.

On Television and Radio, Talk of Obama’s Citizenship - Media Decoder Blog - NYTimes.com:

"The conspiracy theory that Mr. Obama was born in Kenya, his father’s home, first took root among some elements of the right wing last year. In response, the Obama campaign scanned the candidate’s “certification of live birth” from Hawaii’s department of health and published it on the Internet. It confirms that Mr. Obama was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961. Numerous third parties have examined the birth certificate and concluded, as the Annenberg Center’s nonpartisan FactCheck.org Web site did last year, that it “meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship.”"

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CME Group Profit Rises, Topping Analysts’ Estimates (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

CME Group Profit Rises, Topping Analysts’ Estimates (Update2) - Bloomberg.com:.



"July 23 (Bloomberg) -- CME Group Inc., the world’s largest futures market, posted second-quarter profit that beat analysts’ estimates on lower expenses and higher rates per contract."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

ART: Japanese folk tale translated through Edo-period art - Washington Times

ART: Japanese folk tale translated through Edo-period art - Washington Times

This ties to The Tongue Cut Sparrow.

Survey: Mass. adults are wary about doctor's advice - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

>Only 24 percent of Massachusetts doctors "trust their doctor completely to make the right decisions in terms of where they should go to receive medical care," said Boston ad agency Partners+Simons.<

Count me in on that and add me to the group that isn't especially trustful about the doctor's opinion as to what kind of treatment I should be given.

Survey: Mass. adults are wary about doctor's advice - Daily Business Update - The Boston Globe

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Boston Luxury Real Estate, Apartments, & Homes � The Charles Realty

Allston $225k, looks pretty good - elevator

Boston Luxury Real Estate, Apartments, & Homes � The Charles Realty: "Boston-Allston

Bed(s): 1 Bath(s): 1
Sq. ft.: 600 Property Type: Condominium
MLS #: 70915700


TOP FLOOR,STUNNINGLY STYLISH IMMACULATE WELL LAID OUT ONE BEDROOM. CITY AND TREE VIEWS FROM ALL WINDOWS. SPARKLING BATHROOM,SLEEK E.I.K.GREAT BALCONY. ELEVATOR. MINUTES TO RESTAURANTS ,SHOPS AND TRANSPORTATION.PERFECT FOR URBANE LIVING. CATS OK. LAUNDRY IN..."

Canal Street Apartment Complex




Near the Fours and Beer Works.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Broadluxe loft-style condo development

The two units, 4F and 5F, are both listed at $299,000, however, this price comes on the heels of several price reductions in an effort to move the last of the remaining inventory off the books of owner Apex, Inc. (a subsidiary of TD Banknorth). The developer has appraisals in hand for the units at approximately $340,000, and are being aggressive about closing out the remaining two studio lofts.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

YouTube - Tear gases in protest in Iran-9 , july ,2009 -انقلاب 18تیر

Now that Michael Jackson has been buried can we go back to focusing on Iran? The people need the attention and support and MJ is past caring.

YouTube - Tear gases in protest in Iran-9 , july ,2009 -انقلاب 18تیر

Ghost Word: Why Local News is Your Future

Ghost Word: Why Local News is Your Future:

"But if a gathering of about 20 local bloggers Thursday night at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is any indication, the future belongs to sites that focus not on broad swaths of territory, but small neighborhoods. I am referring to hyper-local sites, places where readers can get news about local stores, local crime, and good eats, as well as larger stories that look at government institutions."

This makes a lot of sense but even more intriguing is the idea of "community funded journalism". See the last paragraph.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Cheaper Music Royalties Pull Internet Radio Back from the Brink - PC World

Internet radio is safe for now.


Cheaper Music Royalties Pull Internet Radio Back from the Brink - PC World: "Pandora is now safe from the threat of closure, after reassuring users that long term agreements and acceptable royalty rates are now in place."

Monday, July 06, 2009

1850 Lofts Boston

Housing Notes
From Boston Real Estate Observer

"Summary sales statistics at 1850, where units started going Under Agreement in early 2008, include the following.

Units Sold: 21 of 60
Average Sales Price: $351,395
Median Sales Price: $369,000
Average Price per Square Foot: $447

Sales to list price ratios, specifically at new developments, should be taken with a grain of salt, however,”pricing of a new development is more an art than a science,” says John Keith, a local real estate agent. “Unlike other new developments where all the units were listed for sale (in the MLS), here they are wisely releasing them over time, apparently being able to keep the building looking attractive from a price perspective.”"

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Networks Plan To Cash In On Michael Jackson Death

From EW.com, and what could be more entertaining than a celebrity death?

Michael Jackson memorial: TV networks sort out broadcast plans | TV, movie and music news | Current Affairs, Legacy, News, Television | EW.com:
"Broadcast and cable networks are beginning to sort out their plans for the July 7 public memorial for Michael Jackson, according to the Associated Press."

Thursday, July 02, 2009

FDA Panel Recommends Acetaminophen Restrictions -- AAFP News Now -- American Academy of Family Physicians

FDA Panel Recommends Acetaminophen Restrictions -- AAFP News Now -- American Academy of Family Physicians: "An FDA advisory panel has recommended that the agency remove prescription drugs that combine acetaminophen and powerful painkillers -- such as Percocet, which is formulated with oxycodone, and Vicodin, which is formulated with hydrocodone -- from the market because of the risk of liver injury associated with misuse of the products. The panel also voted to lower dosage recommendations for over-the-counter, or OTC, acetaminophen products."

Armstrong Faces an Array of Formidable Riders in Tour de France - NYTimes.com

The Tour de France starts Saturday. Should be good with Menchov, Sastre and Contador as favorites and Armstrong a long shot. Even if he can't win he could help his teammates. New HDTV will make it even better.

Armstrong Faces an Array of Formidable Riders in Tour de France - NYTimes.com