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Just in case you didn’t get  enough of 2008, scientists are going to give you a little more – one second more, to help ring in the new leap year of 2009. Great. (more…)

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One kind of job opening. Do you know someone that should apply for one of California’s Federal Districts? I’m guessing we should soon expect this activity in all the states.

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Hong Kong – Singapore

 China faces new melamine scandal

Reuters

Published: December 30, 2008

[BEIJING: More than 1,500 boxes of Chinese biscuits exported to Hong Kong and Singapore have tested positive for melamine as suspects in the protracted tainted-food scandal go on trial in China, local media reported on Tuesday….]

http://www.iht.com/articles/reuters/2008/12/30/asia/OUKWD-UK-CHINA-MELAMINE.php.

China

China begins trials for 9 in tainted milk scandal

By David Barboza

Published: December 30, 2008

[SHANGHAI: A group of nine people accused of intentionally tainting China’s dairy supplies this year went on trial Monday in Hebei Province, charged with endangering public security in the country’s worst food safety case in decades….]

http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/30/asia/30china.php

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, The New Agenda

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-UPDATE-

090103 – The roosters are staring each other down,with Burris filing suit against IL Secretary White, and threats that the Senate security won’t let him into the chamber next week.  Obama apparently is not reluctant to give his opinion either. That’s if you call it one. He would have been better off saying nothing. If Burris is a “fine man and good public servant”, he is essentially saying Burris didn’t buy the seat. If so,  who cares if Blagojevich sent him?

 

Politico.com Breaking News:
The Chicago Tribune reports that embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich will name former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

 http://www.politico.com

Lynn Sweet raises an interesting note. Burris is African American and will be, if confirmed, only the fourth senator as such. Three of the four have come from Illinois. There is no doubt he has the chops; will he be able to sidestep the Blago doo doo? You have the believe Burris thinks so, or he would not have accepted the appointment.

 

I Own My Vote, PUMA, The Denver Group, The New Agenda

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In his comment to my blog the other day, Alessandro raised several points; it does seem counterintuitive to essentially ask for higher property taxes, by eliminating the effects of Proposition 13 in California. Why would anyone want to do that? Especially now? (more…)

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Texas Two Step Disenfranchisement-will it “sinkin”? (more…)

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While the trading floor was opened to women in 1943, the first woman to obtain a seat on on the New York Stock Exchange, (NYSE) was much later. Muriel Seibert took hers on this date, December 28th, 1967. (more…)

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