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Pat Quinn has been a reformer since the 1970s
Dan Hynes is one of the nepotism ninnies that we in Illinois allow to take office when mommy or daddy dies or retires and appoints “Junior.” Some of these lackluster clowns and clownettes might be okay or marginally competent, but WHY CAN’T THEY RUN FOR ELECTION the way my children would have to run for…
Carlos Hernandez Gomez: Remembering a Friend
To Carlos, one heckuva reporter…from THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ________________________________________________________________________ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 18, 2010 Statement from the President on the Passing of Carlos Hernandez Gomez “I was saddened to hear of the passing of Carlos Hernandez Gomez. Our paths first crossed when I was a State Senator. He was…
Car maker develops its own flower species – www.drive.com.au
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Virtual Landmarks – Prime Meridian is 125 Years Old
Image via Wikipedia 125 years ago this week, 41 delegates from 25 nations gathered in Washington in the US for the 1884 International Meridian Conference to decide from where time and space should be measured. By the end of the difficult summit, which, according to Dr Ariel, dragged on until “smoke came out”, Greenwich had…
Ira Glass dishes on end of TAL TV to Justin Kaufmann
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So it goes. Remembering The Swayze.
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Shah Rukh Khan gets profiled by US security.
With more than 70 film credits to his name, and a global following that is as large as a small country, Shah Ruhk Khan should be recognized, even by the screeners for the US customs department: Khan said he was detained Friday by U.S. immigration officials at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey because…
Another reason why we don’t need the Olympics in Chicago.
The state is the legal guarantor of up to $275 million in McPier debt. In the event of a shortfall in McPier’s accounts, the agency can go directly to the state comptroller to get the funds it needs up to the $275-million limit, without having to go back to the General Assembly for a separate…
Look, the future is here now. It’s just not big-time yet.
3-D printers can make it as easy to create small objects out of plastic as it is to print text on a sheet of paper. But until recently, they cost a few thousand dollars, putting them of the reach of crafting enthusiasts. Now a wave of open source desktop prototyping devices such as Makerbot and…
Printable batteries in cards today, clothes tomorrow?
The batteries are printed using a silk screen printing process in which a rubber lip presses the organic semiconductor materials through a screen onto a flexible substrate. The lithographic-like technique uses templates to pattern layer upon layer–each about the width of a human hair–of battery components until enough bulk has been achieved for a particular…