Monthly Archives: August 2011

Photograph: Bedtime 30,000 Feet

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Many CEOs are paid more in salary than their companies pay in U.S. taxes

Kim Bhasin: Public outcry against lofty executive compensation has been constant since the beginning of the financial crisis, and a new study from the Institute for Policy Studies is sure to fan the flames even more. The Washington think tank … Continue reading

Posted in Economic policy, Economics, Income inequality, News | 2 Comments

Rest: “Do Re Mi” inspires dancing in Antwerp train station

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Photograph: “Elf Riding Giant Tortoise”

A photo that only works in black & white.

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Gay soldier on duty at White House thanks the President for ending “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” “outing” himself in the process

Zack Beauchamp via the Daily Dish: In anticipation of the September 20 end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, GQ interviewed gay soldiers from the past 70 years about their experiences. From a Marine on White House duty: Since I’m a … Continue reading

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When two “human-like” computers talk to each other

The conversation in this video is eerily similar to one I recall overhearing between two college debaters in the back of a university van in 1983.

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Glenn Beck plans to move to Texas

What has Texas — and in particular Dallas — ever done to Glenn Beck?┬áThe New York Daily News reports: Dallas-based real estate blogger Candy Evans reported that Beck is moving into the 7,900-square foot estate owned by baseball player Jorge … Continue reading

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