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abbyjean: Although inmate labor is helping budgets in many corners of state government, the savings are the largest in corrections departments themselves, which have cut billions of dollars in recent years and are under constant pressure to reduce the roughly $29,000 a year that it costs to incarcerate the average inmate in the United States. Senator John Ensign, Republican of Nevada,...
Le Dr Larosilière s’est pour sa part interrogé sur les motifs réels sous-tendant...– Des citoyens indignés par l’humiliation infligée à une délégation sportive officielle haïtienne à la Jamaïque, appellent à une marche de protestation ce samedi à Port-au-Prince - Radio Kiskeya
Most employees assume that if they lose their job and the health coverage that...– Money Won’t Buy You Health Insurance - Donna Dubinsky The Republicans: wrong because they think the market in health care is somewhat functional. The Democrats: wrong because they think the non-market in health care has proven that markets in health care don’t work. As usual, I have no party...
Years ago, tall girls often received hormones to stunt their growth — and now as...– Stunting tall girls’ growth may impact fertility | The Raw Story (via dixiecupua)
Equality Myth: Today in Awful Statistics: Women in... →
equalitymyth: That sexism and misogyny is still rampant in the military is not in itself surprising, but we were shocked to discover just how bad it is: “There are three types of women in the Army,” says Rebecca Havrilla, a former sergeant and explosive-ordnance-disposal technician. “Bitch, dyke, and…
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The United States has been the prime cause of instability in Haiti, not only...– This time, the people of Haiti may win | Mark Weisbrot | Comment is free | The Guardian I’m pretty sure most Americans do know how much the US has been meddling in Haitian politics, and maybe Haitians don’t know why the US “cares” so much.
Gov. Scott Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is prepared to respond if...– Walker: National Guard prepared for state worker unrest Walker just mandated effectively a 10% pay cut for state employees and withdrawal of right to unionization. (via dixiecupua)
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There is no piece of dynamic AJAXy magic that requires beating the Web to a bloody pulp with a sharp-edged hashbang. Please stop doing it regressive enhancement
Effective Editing I: Movement | Mastering Emacs →
Public Policy Polling: The Annual Carolina/Duke... →
The numbers show that Duke has not received any bounce in popularity from winning the national championship last year. The 2010 version of this poll found UNC favored by a 35-21 margin so things have basically remained exactly the same. Every demographic subgroup of the population we poll by ideology, gender, party, race, age, and region is rooting for UNC. There are some disparities though...
Aristide obtient son précieux passeport... →
Le service d’immigration et d’émigration a émis lundi au nom de Jean-Bertrand Aristide un passeport diplomatique, le précieux sésame que réclamaient à tue-tête les partisans de l’ancien Président Lavalas exilé depuis sept ans en Afrique du sud, a appris Radio Kiskeya auprès du service. D’une validité de cinq ans, le passeport arrivera à expiration le 6 février 2016.
Evented Django part one: Socket.IO and gevent |... →
Socket.IO was developed with a Node.JS server implementation, but work is being done to add server implementations to a variety of languages.
Political Party Girl: Commercial Morality and... →
correlationstonone: So some people are pretty upset about the sudden belief that rooting against Ben Roethlisberger was somehow a meaningful pro-female decision. I find it interesting, considering there were more total sexual assault allegations on the other side of the ball. Yet that…
thepoliticalpartygirl: fatmanatee: gq: Karma’s a bitch, Ben YOU GUYS ARE IN A SUITE WITH CHRIS BROWN, STOP IT. That too. Ugh. Yes, stop. Just stop pretending to care about women’s issues and that rooting against the Steelers is some kind of noble anti-rape activism. Let me know when you actually care about us, when an assault on a woman is more than a convenient insult or punchline or...
When I went to see Ev Williams and Biz Stone at the Inforum Club in October,...– Twitter Touts “Social Responsibility” But Threatens To Leave SF Over Local Taxes - SVW Let’s make sure we’re clear on few things: board of directors have a legal responsibility to safeguard and maximize shareholder value. Shareholder value is based solely on the price of shares ie. their...
The Plight of the Female Sports Fan →
Alyssa Rosenberg at The Atlantic Players on both teams—Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers and Green Bay’s Brad Jones, Clay Matthews, Josh Sitton, Khalil Jones, Korey Hall, Matt Flynn, and Brandon Underwood—have all had serious sexual assault allegations made against them recently (the most recent allegations against Roethlisberger were dropped because the victim didn’t want to go through a...
Google Instant Scores 98% Adoption Rate, 2%... →
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But fundamentally, recruiting is a perpetual construction project, and...– However you count the stars, the recruiting trail still leads to Alabama - Dr. Saturday - NCAAF - Yahoo! Sports the arms race has already begun
Le Nouvelliste en Haiti - Le candidat du pouvoir... →
Jude Célestin, candidat du pouvoir à l’élection présidentielle haïtienne, a été écarté du second tour après deux mois de crise post-électorale, le Conseil électoral ayant finalement décidé jeudi d’inverser des résultats provisoires entachés de fraudes. Le second tour opposera le 20 mars une ancienne Première dame, Mirlande Manigat, au chanteur populaire Michel Martelly, a annoncé le...
The Playboy and the Priest: Duvalier, Aristide and... →
No Haitian leader has really been able to run Haiti without constant foreign manipulation since the U.S. takeover of Haiti’s economy in the early 1970s. The extreme nature of Haiti’s economic isolation is evident from a comparison with its Caribbean neighbours. Out of CARICOM’s 14 member states, which Haiti joined in 2002, Haiti is the only one that has no trade at all within the Caribbean. Its...
Jmeter used to playback Apache access logs to... →
Geeking with Greg: YouTube uses Amazon's... →
“You are what you read”: NYT CTO Marc Frons on the... →
While a lot of the rec engines out there are framed around content that users have read previously, “what we try to do is look at people’s patterns, and how they move around the site, and what sorts of different things they might look at,” Frons notes. The engine tries to accommodate the complex dynamics of usage and movement as people navigate a through a news experience. The Recommendations...