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Think Your Local Newspaper is Local? Maybe Not. Macquarie of Australia buys up MORE American newspapers (salon) Already know that the Stephenville (Erath County) newspaper is owned by Macquarie, as well as, among others, the Waxahachie Light. Well, Macquarie is buying MORE United States community newspapers.Mac.....- 6/12/2007 9:06:18 AM
What Happened to Fort Hood Soldier Who Disappeared During Training? (salon) It's been SO hot here the last 4 or 5 days. One of the soldiers, Lawrence Sprader, who was doing training in the 15,000 acre training ground made a phone call that he had reached a paved road... and t.....- 6/12/2007 8:57:33 AM
Obscenely Rich-The Private Equity Kings Who Take Over Our Roads and Other INfrastructure (salon) Let's see. Blackstone Group's CEO, Stephen Schwarzman, made $398 MILLION dollars last year. Why does this matter? Because pension money going to support these guys. When Blackstone goes public, he wil.....- 6/12/2007 8:46:29 AM
California Public Employees Pension Funds Get Invested in ... INDIA.. and H1B Visas (salon) Have been thinking about pension funds being invested in private equity firm projects. Here's another example where it seems to me that United States pensions are being invested in projects that haste.....- 6/12/2007 8:38:10 AM
California Teacher's Retirement PENSION Funds to be Invested in Toll Roads, other PPP projects (salon) Yesterday I read that the Federal Govt is looking to put restrictions on PPP toll road projects, which is giving companies such as Goldman Sachs, etc, some queasiness. I've also wondered about the iss.....- 6/12/2007 8:06:49 AM
Bush Administration Flouts SEC decision to let shareholders SUE Wall Street Banks for Enron damages (salon) Everyone knows that some investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Barclays, and Credit Suisse Group helped Enron commit fraud against shareholders. The question is, should shareholders be able to su.....- 6/12/2007 4:32:40 AM
Crazytalk's Visit to the Creation Science Museum in Kentucky (salon) - 6/11/2007 10:53:41 PM
Snicker: The George W Bush Presidential Library Bookmobile (salon) Kelso of the Austin-American Statesman cracks me up.The other idea I had was to put the George W. Bush Presidential Library in a bookmobile and drive it around Texas. That way, it could be out of ever.....- 6/11/2007 9:56:51 PM
Perry signs Transportation bill SB 792 --- there goes the neighborhood! (pstern) Texans and generations of our children's children are doomed to pay for toll roads currently being planned and the TTC-35, a.k.a., the Trans-Texas Corridor. No matter what legislators and/or advocacy .....- 6/11/2007 5:10:51 PM
Mary *Hawg-Ridin'* Peters- You VILL Pay To Ride Our Roads, They Vill be Toll and Ve Will Track All Your Movements (salon) Seems that when Mary Peters, Transportation Secretary, is toolling around the country looking to see how she can make the US government get out of paying for highways while padding the pocketbooks of .....- 6/11/2007 12:50:16 PM
Texas Lege Failed Us On Toll Roads-But Democrats at the Federal Level May Reverse the Land Grab (salon) Last month, Jim Oberstar and Peter DeFazio of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure spoke out against the PPPs (Private-Public Partnerships) that are running rampant in this country.....- 6/11/2007 11:37:05 AM
Gas Drilling at Joe Pool Lake in Duncanville at Former Town Dump - Slant Drilling (salon) - 6/11/2007 7:32:30 AM
Republican Ex-Constable Larry Dale Floyd of Denton County Back to Face Child Porn Charges (salon) I used to live in The Colony when Floyd was the constable. But EW, who knew he was a perv?  Anyway... he's BAACCCKKKKK! to face charges. (And this happened WHILE he was the constable)A former Denton C.....- 6/10/2007 9:36:53 PM
Creepy Surveillance News O Day- 2 Flying Saucers to Spy on People In Milan, Italy (salon) Shades of Minority ReportHelicopter-mounted cameras will monitor city streets and squares, seeking out unlicensed waste dumps and building sites. Drone-like devices with video game-style controls.MILA.....- 6/10/2007 2:17:07 PM
The Charter School Bill To CLOSE Schools Like Erath Excels (Erath Co TX) failed (salon) Remember how Sid Miller had the collossal nerve to speak out against Shapiro's bill that would bring accountability to charter schools that get unacceptable ratings? And, um, as it happens, his wife r.....- 6/10/2007 1:28:57 PM
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