This is so funny, so poignant, so awful, so important — you simply have to find 17 minutes to watch. It has everything from the cast of Sesame Street to the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons being questioned by Al Franken.
Brandon Fradd: “It’s interesting that corporations want the right to have freedom of speech as citizens (Citizens United) and to have freedom of religion as citizens (Hobby Lobby), but not to pay taxes as citizens. Somehow they are extraordinary entities that we, the American public, must ‘persuade’ to support the country. Is this why America [...]
Here are Florida’s big utility companies asking their regulator for permission to gut energy-conservation goals:
Florida’s big public utilities spend very little on energy conservation. On Monday, they will ask state regulators for permission to spend even less . . .
Given their gerrymandered control of the state (which actually has more registered [...]
As noted last year, the easiest way to cook corn — if it’s really sweet and fresh — is not to. Just shuck and eat. No cooking at all! But here’s a no-shuck method that involves a microwave — 22 seconds to watch.
While it’s cooking, listen to this.
News of the $25 billion being paid for cigarette maker Lorillard reminds us that, for all the progress of the past half century, smoking is still alive and well in America, even if an additional 480,000 of us each year — who continue to die from it — are not.
Here’s the latest: ”How [...]
[BOREF shareholders: WheelTug plc and airberlin technik GmbH to Develop Pilot Ground Situation Awareness System (PGSA) for Narrow Body Aircraft. So the pilot can "see" what she's doing while taxiing to and from the gate. Even in the dark.]
I first encountered Ricky Jay 15 years ago. ”You won’t [...]
But I guess when there was no column yesterday, you figured that out.
It was quite a weekend, this Congress of Wonders, but start with this: Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay, with which the weekend led off, along with a talk-back with the film’s producers — and the star [...]
So I’m headed off to Ricky Jay’s Congress of Wonders. I don’t ever do anything like this, not least because the train to this thing leaves from Track 8-1/2 at Penn Station and I am 100% muggle. Also because so many emails pile up when I stray from my normal routine. If Ricky Jay [...]
This article describes what happens when your plane taxis in to the gate, sits around to be serviced, and taxis back out. There’s a little mention of WheelTug at the end. With each such mention, each new airshow and conference, one has the sense that “e-taxi” is ever more inevitable.
How much if any of [...]
So the Koch brothers bought the Texas attorney general (now running against Wendy Davis to be governor, as the current governor, Rick Perry, runs to be President) and here is Rachel Maddow’s report on how thrilling this all is (unless you live near an unregulated chemical storage facility that could explode — or at [...]
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