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Guest Editorial: Why Voting for a Seattle Metropolitan Parks District Means Losing Citizen Oversight

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Seattle Municipal Archives STILL CAN'T TRUST 'EM The Seattle City Council, in 1900, at Kinnear Park. Opponents of this year's Proposition No. 1 argue that the measure gives too much power to people like this. (Click to enlarge.) Early on, proponents of City of Seattle Proposition No. Show More Summary

Kevin Drum Seconds Mark Halperin: Hillary's ‘Just Never Going to Catch a Break’ From Media

NewsBusters readers presumably would laugh at the proposition that the media are biased against Hillary Clinton, but plenty of liberals, including Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum, believe it. In a Tuesday post, Drum, regarding the media’s...Show More Summary

The elephant in the room with Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia is mortgages

In the articles I've read dissecting the events of the last few days, I've been surprised to find virtually no reference to what I believe is a key part of the value proposition of a combined Zillow and Trulia: the monetization of products and services that precede, are needed for, or follow the purchase of a home. The elephant in the room with all these services is mortgages...

AMD’s Kaveri onslaught: New A10 & A8 APUs, better pricing, lower power consumption

AMD is launching a group of new SKUs for its Kaveri lineup and the new chips substantially improve on the value proposition of the product line.

Gordon’s appeal could be all-or-nothing proposition

The substance-abuse policy gives full power over any disciplinary appeals to the Commissioner or his designee.  When it comes to crafting a specific punishment, however, it’s unclear how much discretion the designated hearing officer has. For players (like Browns receiver Josh Gordon) who are in Stage III of the substance-abuse program, a player who tests…

Virgin Mobile lets you customize your family's prepaid phone plan

In the US, prepaid cellphone service tends to be a like-it-or-leave-it proposition that rarely fits perfectly, especially for families. Virgin Mobile may have a smarter approach in store; it's launching Custom, a prepaid family plan that lets you...

Amazingly, the Corrupt SFMTA Gives the SFBC Money to Say that the Corrupt SFMTA Needs More Money

TweetRepublican Sean Walker is financing a ballot proposition this fall and the SFBC is not amused: Despite an official “Transit-First” policy in San Francisco, biking, walking and taking transit in our city have been historically underfunded… Uh, riding a bike isn’t actually “transit,” which IRL is “a system of buses, trains, etc. that people use [...]

You’re Doing It Wrong: Pea Soup

If you are not blessed with a suitable outdoor space, hosting a dinner party at the height of summer can be a sticky proposition. I do not mean to suggest you are a messy cook; rather, it is the heat and humidity shellacking one’s skin with sweat that concern me. Show More Summary

Taste-Test Experiment: 11 Kids Evaluate Name-Brand vs. Generic Cereals

When it comes to breakfast, kids can be real cereal killers. Unfortunately, for those of us trying to lower our grocery bill, name-brand cereals can be a very expensive proposition. That got me thinking: Can kids really tell the difference between those pricey name-brand cereals and their far-less expensive generic counterparts? Well, I was determined […]

This guy's wife didn't want to pose for maternity photos. So he hired a photographer and took her place.

2 days agoOdd : Happy Place

That special time in a man's life. (via) Documenting a woman's body during pregnancy can be an intimidating proposition. That could be why redditor DruishPrincess69's wife decided to bail on the idea entirely. But that didn't stop him...Show More Summary

Hume: Republicans May Sometimes Be Dumb, but Not Stupid Enough for Impeachment

On Tuesday’s “Special Report,” Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume argued the proposition of the impeachment of President Barack Obama was an unreasonable one and therefore something not to be attempted by Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Show More Summary

Startup Disk Full: Demand for office space in San...

Demand for office space in San Francisco is booming, but commercial development is limited by Proposition M, a 1986 law that caps new office construction at 875,000 square feet per year. There are currently more than 10 million square feet...

Bipartisan indictment of Iran and Gaza policies

On Monday, a panel of bipartisan experts hosted by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, including the president’s former senior adviser on the Middle East, Dennis Ross, agreed essentially with two propositions. First, President Obama is blowing it on Iran. Second, his conduct on the Gaza war isn’t  helping matters. On Iran, Ross put it this […]

'Personhood' Again Roils Colorado Politics

Proponents of personhood--the political and legal proposition that the unborn child should be recognized as a person entitled to protection under the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, thereby making abortion illegal-- have hoped that a state would enact a personhood amendment. Show More Summary

A Guide To London’s Rooftop Restaurants With Amazing Views

Here's A Look At London’s Most Amazing Rooftop Restaurants Sipping cocktails and gazing across London's skyline from a roof top restaurant is an irresistible proposition to anyone. These London rooftop hangouts are a gourmet’s delight and hangouts for unforgettable city views. Perfect for al fresco eating and drinking these top restaurants are unique and different.

Why Not A Two-Tiered Medical System? Ctd

A reader writes: As a general proposition, I’m against the adoption of a two-tiered medical system. The best doctors will gravitate toward the concierge system, leaving the worst doctors to treat the masses. This is just another example of the widening split in this country between the haves and have-nots. Another sighs: It always makes […]

Guest Editorial: Parks Should Serve Everyone, so Vote "For" Seattle's Proposition 1

Seattle City Council Seattle City Council Member Mike O'Brien: Join me in voting for Prop. 1 on the August primary ballot. Neighborhood parks make Seattle a wonderful place to live. With the ballot you should have just received, you get to vote on whether you want to make them even better. Show More Summary

Mideast War Gets Jewish American Singles Ready to Fuck

There's no question that traveling to the Middle East right now is a hazardous proposition. But two dozen Jewish American singles from the tri-state area were willing to take that chance. Why? To let the beautiful babies know they're money and ready to party. Read more...

Is realtor.com no longer a Realtor’s best friend?

Realtor.com may be the official consumer website of the National Association of Realtors, but rival search portals Zillow and Trulia have improved their value proposition to listing agents and brokers to the point “where many Realtors and MLSs feel they...

Inside Nimble’s cloud analytics op | #CubeConversations

Solid-state memory offers a number of compelling  advantages over traditional disk, but when there are dozens of different vendors all touting the same value proposition, it becomes much more difficult for CIOs to cut through the jargon. It’s even harder … Continue reading ?

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