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“The guy who was going to bring the SkyTrain to Spokane”

About two months ago, I visited Spokane, to research a post about the controversy then churning around Spokane’s central transit station, the STA Plaza, and while there, I met Karl Otterstrom, head planner of the Spokane Transit Authority. Subsequently, I have felt rather sad that the only piece on STB about transit in Spokane should be one focused on […]

What's a Day in the Life of a Student?

There's an interesting piece in the Washington Post about how stressful it is to be in school all day. Perhaps we don't see or envision the lives of the kids we serve. Doubtless we all find our own classes fascinating, or we probably...Show More Summary

‘Produced By NY 2014?: Jake Gyllenhaal Interviewed By Hawk Koch: ‘I Love The Abrasion’

The first NYC edition of the PGA's `Produced By' confab launched this morning with  a conversation between former PGA president and producer Hawk Koch and Night Crawler's Jake Gyllenhaal, also in town prepping for his Broadway debutShow More Summary

Whom will the Globe endorse for governor?

10 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Nation

Sometime this evening, I imagine, we’ll learn whom The Boston Globe has endorsed for governor. So today we can play a parlor game and try to figure out the choice. I thought Martha Coakley’s chances improved when challenger Seth Moulton beat incumbent John Tierney in the Democratic primary for the Sixth Congressional District. Why? Because the […]

Joseph Patrick Joyce, phony SEAL

Scotty sends us his work on Joseph Patrick Joyce who has been spreading the lies that he is a retired Navy SEAL around his hometown for several years; The Navy says that he attended training but never completed BUD/S, so I guess he means that retired from the SEALs when he rang the bell.

LTC Gerald H. Green III; questions about WTC’s former commander

SSG E sends us a link from the Army Times which raises questions about Lieutenant Colonel Gerald H. Green III who was the commander of the Warrior Training Center at Fort Benning from July 9th to around September 10th. Shortly before that, the Army Times staff had asked for documentation for LTC Green’s Ranger Tab. […]

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

Apple Unveils iTunes 12: Major Redesign, New Features Deezer Acquires Stitcher Adding 35K Talk Shows and Podcasts To Music Platform SFX Owned Beatport Aquirehires Listn, Will Shut It Down MORE: Marketing TuneCore Launches YouTube Money...Show More Summary

Ronan Farrow Sits Down with Malala Yousafzai

MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow spoke with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai for the first televised interview since she won the award. At the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia this week, Farrow and Yousafzai talked about everything...Show More Summary

Fire Kills Infant At Improperly-Licensed Daycare Home

the homeowner who was operating the day care was unable to give fire crews an accurate count of how many children were in her care, even after Joseph was rescued.

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014,...Show More Summary

Great moments in social welfare policy

11 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

New York law “mandates that the city pay for storing furniture and personal belongings for homeless people.” The city has paid more than $200,000 so far for Andrea Logan’s, part of a program whose costs to the city now exceed $14 million a year. Show More Summary

Eight Pieces of Our Oil Price Predicament

A person might think that oil prices would be fairly stable. Prices would set themselves at a level that would be high enough for the majority of producers, so that in total producers would provide enough–but not too much–oil for the world economy. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to work that way recently. read more

Ben Goldacre: Pharma industry has destroyed its own reputation

Ben Goldacre [Scott Hurst/Flickr] EXCLUSIVE: The great tragedy for the pharmaceutical industry is that it keeps denying that it lobbies against transparency in clinical trials, says Ben Goldacre. Ben Goldacre is a British physician, academic and author of the best-selling books Bad Science and Bad Pharma. Show More Summary

Fox News and Bill O'Reilly Keep Having Pastor Who Says Obama Is 'Paving the Way for the Future Reign of the Antichrist' as Guest

The First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas is a major institution within the Southern Baptist faith, long powerful and influential. Its senior pastor, Robert Jeffress, made headlines in 2007 with a Sunday sermon calling Willard Romney...Show More Summary

Talking With The Redwoods

“…All of a sudden there were humans and all hell broke loose…” From ConservationDotOrg via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

Evangelicals Confront Climate Change

These evangelicals, having confronted the human face of climate change, join a growing movement concerned with “creation care.” From EvangEnviroNetwork’s channel via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(Show More Summary

Living The Platinum Rule: Making The Best Invention Of All Time Better

How to make batteries dirt cheap: Make them from dirt. From Alger via YouTube Tweet !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="//";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");

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