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Full Employment and the Myth of the General Strike

Georges Sorel thought he had made a 'happy choice' with his use of the term 'myth.' But he soon was disabused of that illusion by critics who dismissed the anachronism of myths and others who accused him of falsifying "the real opinions...Show More Summary

Rams clear things up with Eric Dickerson, but he still won't be going to games

Eric Dickerson reversed field on one element of controversy, but the NFL Hall of Fame running back remained steadfast about another Friday as the Rams departed for Sunday’s game at New England. After a meeting Thursday with Kevin Demoff, Dickerson said he no longer holds the Rams’ chief executive...

Gov't Probe Into Israeli-Iranian Submarine Connection Widens

A probe and scandal into deal-making over contacts and the building of Israeli navy submarines by a German conglomerate with Iranian ownership is heating up in Israel.

For the Second Time, Howard Schultz Is Stepping Down as Starbucks’ CEO

This post originally appeared on Business Insider. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is stepping down next year, the company announced on Thursday. Schultz will be replaced by Starbucks' president and COO, Kevin Johnson, effective April 3. Show More Summary

Girls' volleyball: Friday's State Championship results and Saturday's schedule

CIF STATE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Friday Division I: Edison d. Atherton Menlo-Atherton, 25-20, 25-21, 25-18 Division V: Oakland Head-Royce d. Reedley Immanuel, 25-9, 25-22, 25-14   Saturday at Santiago Canyon College (Orange) Division IV: San Diego Point Loma vs. Atherton Menlo, 11 a.m. Division...

Official Washington's "Info-Wars"

Authored by William Blum, originally posted at Strategic-Culture.org, On November 16, at a State Department press briefing, department spokesperson John Kirby was having one of his frequent adversarial dialogues with Gayane Chichakyan, a reporter for RT (Russia Today); this time concerning U.S. Show More Summary

Saturday PS: Don't get the breeze up

H&C – it sounds like the name of a health-food chain or a magazine for nudists. In fact it is my own contraction for two words that are inescapable in company reports at this time. Headwinds. And challenges. A headwind,...

Chinese Developers Rethink U.S. Real Estate Projects: "I See Danger...U.S. Real Estate Is Peaking"

For months we've been warning that real estate markets in NYC and San Francisco, among others, are getting ready to rollover as the market is about to be flooded with new supply of luxury apartments (see here and here). Real estate in...Show More Summary

Innumeracy drives me nuts

One thing that frustrates me is that I have to go through life listening to tiresome arguments from the 99.9% of people who are innumerate.  Here are a few recent examples: 1.  “The polls were wrong about the election.”  That’s true of some of the state polls, but the national polls were roughly correct.  They […]

Are You Skilled Enough to Carry Money?

Are You Skilled Enough to Carry Money?   As business owners, we try to do it all. From morning to night, we run around trying to meet every clientand check off as many tasks on of our to-do list as possible. When we stop and think about it, most of these things include moving money […]

Rolling Stones' Chuck Leavell Discusses Breaking New Studio Release: 'Blue And Lonesome'

Chuck Leavell is neither British nor is he an official member of The Rolling Stones, but he might as well be: He has toured and recorded with the famous rock band now for more than three decades. As such, the venerable keyboardist, who hails from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, plays an important [...]

Obama Supports Forcing Women To Register For Military Draft

Submitted by Jason Ditz via AntiWar.com, Continuing the debate over a massive expansion of the Selective Service, the White House today announced that President Obama is in favor of expanding registration for the military draft to include...Show More Summary

Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, possibly provoking China

President-elect Donald Trump had a potentially provocative phone conversation Friday with Tsai Ing-wen, the president of Taiwan, which could upset delicate relations between the U.S. and the Chinese government. It is believed to be the first call between a president or president-elect with a Taiwanese...

Essential Arts & Culture: The Bard and Harry Potter, art after Fidel, John M. Miller's passing

A “King Lear” double-header. Art after Fidel. And a quiet Los Angeles abstractionist passes away. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles, with all that’s blazing in the world of high culture: Shakespeare to Harry Potter  Times theater critic Charles McNulty traveled to London...

From 'tragic character' to 'bad guy,' Hugh Grant takes his time picking roles

Hugh Grant is driving through London traffic for an 8:30 a.m. production call time. He’s headed to set for his role in the sequel to 2014’s critical and family hit “Paddington,” which is currently shooting. The “About a Boy” star claims he gets car sick when someone else is behind the wheel, but...

CNN Caught in Locker Room Talk; Crew Jokes About Trump's Plane Crashing

Nothing to see here. The girls at CNN were merely fraternizing, joking it up about the President elect's airplane crashing. If you listen closely, one of the catamites caught giggling said he'd only be injured, not killed, so there's that. Hot mics are a bitch and so is the person who made these comments. Content originally generated at iBankCoin.com

Stanford Study Reveals California Pensions Underfunded By $1 Trillion Or $93k Per Household

Earlier today the Kersten Institute for Governance and Public Policy highlighted an updated pension study, released by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, which revealed some fairly startling realities about California's public pension underfunding levels. Show More Summary

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shoots arson suspect in the buttocks

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot an arson suspect as the man fought with deputies in front of his burning home in Paramount, authorities said Friday. When county firefighters pulled up to Rodolfo Martinez’s home Thursday afternoon, the house was engulfed in flames and Martinez...

Review: 'Believe' Is A So-So Faith-Based Passion Project

Better and less-preachy than it looks, the Christmas movie Believe is still not great.

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