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By Patrick in companies   1 comment, latest 1 minute ago:
Patrick says http://www.usatoday.com/story/ After a monstrous debut on Wall Street, Etsy is stumbling on its second day as a publicly traded company. Let's take a look at the tech stocks to watch Friday: Etsy. Shares...

Solar panels are the Internet of electricity
By tovarichpeter in misc   19 comments, latest 2 minutes ago:
BayAreaObserver says If it were just only the "liberals that are intentionally inflicting pain on the not only US but the world and their dinner plate", it if were just "dem libbys wearing dem rosecolored...

Restore America and get rid of the activist judges and the celebrity lawmakers
By CaptainShuddup in misc   2 comments, latest 3 minutes ago:
lostand confused says CaptainShuddup says Administrators feared the American-flag shirts would enflame the passions of Latino students celebrating the Mexican holiday. We can't wave American flags in America?

State semi-finalizes water cutbacks
By tvgnus in misc   posted 7 minutes ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine Under the refined rules released Saturday, urban users will have to cut back water use by between 8 percent and 36 percent. The percentages are based on the amount of water used per day...

Tunnels are not a solution to CA water problems
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 38 minutes ago:
http://www.mercurynews.com/opi California needs Gov. Jerry Brown's leadership to deal with the worst drought in state history. The state has to reset its water priorities to match both current and worst-case long-term needs. But Brown can't...

OPD discipline process completely broken
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 41 minutes ago:
http://www.mercurynews.com/cri Oakland police officers who are fired for misconduct are reinstated at arbitration hearings 75 percent of the time because department officials and the city attorney's office do a poor job of handling the cases,...

BART wants a property tax increase
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 43 minutes ago:
http://www.mercurynews.com/opi Lauded when it opened in 1972 as the transit model of the future, BART has deteriorated into a dirty, expensive and overcrowded metropolitan rail system. As part of plans for rebuilding and expanding, BART...

Have Large Scale Asset Purchases Increased Bank Profits?
By Blurtman in misc   posted 1 hour ago:
"Our findings are thus consistent with the hypothesis that the Federal Reserve undertook these policies, at least in part, to increase the profitability of their main constituency: the large banks." http://ineteconomics.org/worki http://www.nakedcapitalism.com

Extra wide chair unveiled for overweight airline passengers
By zzyzzx in misc   23 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
Vicente says I'm much more interested in China Airlines "Family Couch". A lower leg rest, folds up to make a platform: In the New Zealand SkyCouch, there are cuddly ladies:

Quite Squirming
By Dan8267 in misc   9 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
P N Dr Lo R says Dan8267 says Congratulations, you discovered a typo I don't think it's a typo, just like "roll" wasn't a typo.

By BayAreaObserver in technologies   posted 2 hours ago:
name of technologyMemex description of technology“Memex seeks to develop software that advances online search capabilities far beyond the current state of the art,” wrote Christopher White, DARPA program manager. “The goal is to invent better...

Go big, create wealth and impact the world
By tovarichpeter in misc   2 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
CaptainShuddup says tovarichpeter says The central processor in your laptop today has more horsepower than the largest mainframe computer systems built 30 years ago. Yet the NSA requirements from Google and all of the other...

George Lucas to build affordable housing in Marin
By tovarichpeter in misc   10 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
Blurtman says Moving on up.

Emergency fishing closure on part of Upper Sacramento River
By tvgnus in misc   posted 3 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine To protect winter-run Chinook salmon •  None of us wanted to be in this situation A 5.5 mile portion of the Upper Sacramento River above Redding is being closed to all fishing, the California...

Sierra Pacific still liable for Moonlight Fire damages (1st story)
By tvgnus in misc   posted 4 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine U.S. District Judge William Shubb has issued a detailed, 63-page order denying Sierra Pacific Industries motion to set aside the settlement of the Moonlight Fire case and rejecting every allegation by Sierra Pacifics counsel...

Pig cops/prosecutors lose abiltiy to steal property at gunpoint-in one state.
By lostand confused in misc   posted 4 hours ago:
http://www.newsweek.com/confis Until last week, police in all 50 states had the power to take your property—cash, cars, houses, or anything else—based purely on their assertion that the property was “guilty” of a crime. This means...

Hold on now! Hillary's got your back. Keep those checks coming.
By Blurtman in misc   5 comments, latest 11 hours ago:
just_passing_through says Blurtman says "In fact, she has shared more than one hot tub with Robert Rubin, and Hank Paulson, and sometimes both at the same time." My psyche is now blind.

The North End, Boston is electric!
By Blurtman in misc   11 comments, latest 12 hours ago:
SoftShell says I heard he caught Aids from a rancid canadian hooker.... Rin says At least the lead singer of Boston, quietly killed himself up in New Hampshire, during his waning days, and also, due...

Low wage workers demand $15/hour
By Quigley in misc   44 comments, latest 13 hours ago:
jazz music says If a fast food chain CAN charge higher they WILL charge higher regardless of wages of the employee. Same thing with robot cashier/order taker: there is no relationship between wages and job...

Best mom ever! According to article commentary..
By zzyzzx in misc   54 comments, latest 14 hours ago:
sbh says Dan8267 says socal2 says Republicans = Nazis I didn't say that Nothing he claims people say is said by those people.

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