I've been looking for the nut graf about the demise of Stewart Parnell's business empire, and I think I may have found it.
First, the lead-in. Parnell's business model:
Even as PCA was rapidly expanding, a former buyer for a major snack manufacturer said the Parnells found success by operating a low-cost business that relied on the cheapest peanuts they could find. They used minimum wage labor and a bare-bones front office.Read below the fold...
Threat to stability? You mean like the instability that comes from losing your job, or your house, or your health care? Like the instability of getting divorced so your spouse can get life-saving health coverage? Like the instability of making less now than you did in 2000? Like the instability of seeing your 401(k) vaporize, and the same guys who did that being put in charge of "reforming" Social Security? Like the instability of paying for student loans with nothing? Like the instability of going naked without work, with ten years to go before Social Security and Medicare kick in? That kind of "instability"?
Well, no. But its an interesting read nonetheless:
I have been reading and observing a lot of hate for the last week, and that is utterly necessary to my work. But I need a break, and this topic is something of a tonic for me. So I want to go back to a conversation on nonviolence Lambert and I had earlier this week, and see if I can offer some clarity. This will be a very long post. Read below the fold...
As Fauxbama said yesterday, there is absolutely no reason to trust the Republican Party right now - none. I think that it’s an assumption that’s safe to run with right now.
So, we had reasons to trust the Republicans when, exactly, if not "right now"?
1997? Read below the fold...
In an analysis of trends in suicide attacks worldwide since 1981 (pdf), researcher Assaf Moghadam presents a pretty shocking statistic:
Iraq accounts for 1,067 suicide attacks in the period under review — “a number that accounts for more than half (54.8%) of all suicide attacks since 1981. The sheer volume in which this tactic has struck Iraq is even more impressive since no suicide attacks were recorded in Iraq prior to the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.Read below the fold...
Basically the front page is usually full of politics and/or wholesomeness, like that whole homemade/cheap schtick you guys have going around here. So I thought I'd leaven it out a bit with some cheap mass entertainment. So sue me, I'm a science fiction geek. Read below the fold...
In the spirit of blogging comity, a link to Chris Bowers' "readable" summary of the Obamas Stimulus Bill
If anyone's been doing some digging into what the bill will do, please share here. Some tidbits are emerging, such as capping banksters' remuneration in some way. Thanks! Read below the fold...
for having the cojones to override objections from the Obama administration and put a provision in the stimulus bill capping bonuses for banksters whose institutions have / will access TARP (/BARF) funds!! Read below the fold...