The Times editorial board offended some liberal readers when it urged a no vote on Proposition C, which asks voters in the city of Los Angeles to “instruct” local members of Congress to support a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. One commenter asked: “Did the Koch Bros already buy the Times and I missed it?”
Energy drinks maker Monster Beverage Corp (NASDAQ:MNST) seems to have lost some of its growth momentum. Investors have always perceived this company as a fantastic growth proposition and have not been disappointed in the past. Monster has returned around 62.5% in share price appreciation over the last two years while the S&P 500 has only returned [...]
Shutting down a superstar during the 2013 NBA playoffs seems like a crazy proposition, but it actually is possible. Well, truly shutting one down is a bit much to expect. Severely slowing them down is a more realistic goal, although sticking perfectly to these blueprints could allow defenders to minimize the impact of the opposing studs. Show More Summary
Handed on a plate, thrown back in your face Something for the Weekend, Sir? I have been propositioned in a toilet by a 72-year-old man. He wants me to move in with him and do the business.…
Even though Winter is the last thing we want to hear and talk about, Engineered Garments presents a pretty convinving proposition for upcoming Fall/Winter 2013 season, which actually make us look forward to dress up in layers again. Boasting bold… Engineered Garments Fall/Winter 2013 Collection is a post by Fritz Radtke on Highsnobiety.
Pub phone-charging stations seem like an excellent idea on paper but in reality they’re a bit of a dicey proposition: you either have to risk your phone getting stolen or stand over it vigilantly for an hour. The Australian start-upShow More Summary
Reports about Syrian refugee women getting sold in marriage in Jordan remain rampant, especially young girls are considered to be desirable. In Egypt too, Syrian refugee women are often singled out by Egyptian men with propositions of marriage. Last weekend were the elections in Pakistan, for some women it was the first time in half a century [...]
Twice in as many paragraphs Jon Chait executes a maneuver I call the Argument from Nonchalance. Instead of making a case for some proposition, he merely asserts it with an insouicance verging on boredom: The Benghazi scandal was considered...Show More Summary
The gluing construction on topological spaces and topoi seems like a "propositional" version of the fracture theorems from algebraic topology.
Most successful businesses are built from a proprietary asset, not just an idea.Until that spark is in place, outside investment is a risky proposition. The essence of building a business is creating something from nothing. But in reality, every business starts from something and results in something more... Show More Summary
While there’s a whole lot of new age hoopla about how monogamy just isn’t natural, the vast majority of people still have a hard time with sharing their significant others, making successful threesomes a tricky proposition. Fidelity anxiety is reflected…
There are three ways to play property. You can buy the home builders, the lenders, or the property developers. The lenders present low yet stable growth while home builders are the deep value proposition, and property developers (real estate operations) present the best long-term growth potential. Economics of properties Between 2012 and 2013 the number [...]
Chaplin & Company is an alarming proposition for anyone with a low threshold for the cute and quirky. Its main character, Odeline Milk, is a mime artist. She is serious… Continue reading The post Seriously eccentric – Chaplin & Company by Mave Fellowes appeared first on Spectator Blogs.
The Pentagon’s latest proposition for furloughs of its civilian employees is down to 11 days, spread between July 8 and the end of FY13 on Sept. 30. That’s half of their earliest estimate and the exact number of unpaid days might still get lower. Announcement | Background briefing. The US Department of Defense recently established [...]
Way at the bottom of Tuesday’s ballot are three confusing propositions -- Measures D, E and F -- that have to do with medical marijuana. Voters can’t be blamed if they feel frustrated and unsure of what to do when confronted by three alternative approaches to the same issue (two of which seem extremely similar). Show More Summary
ByHolmes Osborne: Parker Drilling (PKD) has been in the doldrums not just because drillers are down but also for some big legal fines. If new management can stick to what it is good at and oil prices climb, this could be a fantastic value stock. Show More Summary
In the first installment of this series, Scenarios for ISM/Member Organizations in 2020: Introduction and Context, we introduced five scenarios for member organizations such as ISM in 2020: Scenario A: Trusted Point of Reference andShow More Summary
After spending an estimated $20 million and employing 77 people full time to ban gay marriage in California with Proposition 8 in 2008, the church’s political surrender on the issue has enabled a cultural shift that is spreading rapidly...Show More Summary
It's become almost a 50-50 proposition. Five of the last 11 Conn Smythe Trophy winners have been goaltenders. Two years ago, Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins won the award and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings took it last season. Show More Summary
Note: The following is a guest post by Julie Lindsay. Thanks, Julie! My proposition today, and for many years past, is that learning is 'flat' and has to be 'flat'. Learners need to connect themselves to networks, many networks, and learn from and with the immediate as well as wider world. Show More Summary