Obama to detail further compensation limits - Yahoo! Finance

Obama to detail further compensation limits - Yahoo! Finance: this is just the tip of the iceberg on this, and I suspect its why Ford is being so vocal that they don't want government help.…

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Emergency Bill...yeah, right

The Senate version of Emergency Bailout bill is now 451 pages, up from the 113 page House version that was defeated earlier in the week, which was up from the original 2 and a half page proposal. All of the extra stuff is pork. (here's one of the many descriptions…

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Energy policy

Interesting discussion with some Sun stakeholders today. Their question was whether Sun could taken more active role in clean energy supply policy. My answer was that we aren't experts, and that it wasn't clear we had any influence. We're going to continue to discuss this. It make sense that we…

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Chinese Olympic Team

Is it just me, or are some of the stories about the Chinese Olympic team downright scary? I just heard that the Chinese woman in the marathon is running over 700 miles/month..…

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Boston, Nevada

Our governor has decided that either a) we dramatically raise taxes, or b) we open the state to casinos. Argh. Part of this is driven by the large number of Mass residents who visit the Connecticut casinos. Part of it, I suspect, is the big success of the Mass Lottery,…

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Diebold voting machine key copied from pic on Diebold site

If you're still thinking that the time has come for electronic voting machines, then its probably worth reading about this: Diebold voting machine key copied from pic on Diebold site (Via Boing Boing Blog.)…

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Top States for Foreclosures in December

Paul K reports that "Foreclosures were up 35% year-over-year in the U.S. in December". Massachusetts is #3 on the list, NH is below #40. (Via Paul Kedrosky's Infectious Greed.)…

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Hey, I've Got an Idea -- What if the Senate Meets in Secret?

"Somewhere, someone got the exact wrong message." The Sunlight Foundation has it right. We have got to push for more transparency in government, not less. Why don't we know where all of these ridiculous add-ons to bills come from? Who's saying what to whom? If you push for one thing…

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