Tuesday, May 11, 2010
The WashPost uses the term "reflexive opposition", which in my opinion, sums up the thin Republican argument against her. Kagen's presence will not change the balance of the court. This nomination could have been a LOT worse!
World Health Organization Moving Ahead on Billions in Internet and Other Taxes
The World Health Organization is moving full speed ahead with a controversial plan to impose billions of dollars in global consumer taxes on such things as Internet activity and everyday financial transactions like paying bills online — while its spending soars and its own financial house is in disarray.
Democratic leaders are looking in the next three weeks to send President Barack Obama a slew of measures that cost more than $200 billion, including a multiyear extension of unemployment benefits, an extension of expiring tax provisions and Medicare doctor payments totaling $180 billion and a $33 billion Afghanistan war supplemental bill.
The Science of a Happy Marriage By TARA PARKER-POPE
Findings suggest that while some people may be naturally more resistant to temptation, men and women can train themselves to protect their relationship.
The 303-foot-long Tatoosh is number 26 on the world's largest yachts list, but don't worry too much about Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen: he still owns the world's ninth largest, the Octopus.
Allen's put Tatoosh up for sale at Fraser Yachts in Florida, with the asking price of €125,000,000 (around $158,564,719.54). It's a lot of money, sure, but you'll be able to ferry around 20 guests and keep 30 crew members, with the motorboat and helipad on standby for daytrips to the mainland for Windows software launches.
Nostalgia for Bernie Madoff: British Isles have lobotomy. “I’m beginning to have nostalgia for Bernie Madoff. At least he knew he was operating a Ponzi scheme. The clowns in charge of the UK have been running one for years and seem to be totally clueless about it.”
GREEK BAILOUTS: What Are They Good For?
Obama Says He Doesn't Know How to Use an iPod
In a state with the nation's highest jobless rate, landscaping companies are finding some job applicants are rejecting work offers so they can continue collecting unemployment benefits.
From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20100510/BIZ/5100335/#ixzz0ncotxtfW