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John Conyers live, in concert! March 20 at the Northampton High School

Economist, Healthcare Activists Also on Tap; John Nichols of Nation Magazine Will Moderate

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - March 10 - Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), author of HR 676 The U.S. National Healthcare Act, will be the featured speaker at "Turning Hope Into Action," a community forum on healthcare and the economy on Friday, March 20 at the Northampton High School auditorium, 320 Elm St. The forum will begin at 7:30 p.m. and admission is free to the public.

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Pseudo-Democracy in Alabama

The specifics of the meeting I mentioned in my last post have been released. I am not sure how widely they have been disseminated.

The meeting is for people who have money in the Alabama college saving fund to express their concerns to the board that oversees the program. The board will meet on March 24.

Without belaboring the details, we have:

  1. Meeting specifics announced on short notice.
  2. Single session, during working hours. Anyone who can’t get there on Thursday doesn't get an opportunity to speak.
  3. One-way communication. Two minutes per speaker. People can “have their say,” but they will not get answers to specific questions.
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Obama takes on the importance of gender

Thread: 

President Obama took a step forward on equality in creating a White House council on gender that will be chaired by his trusted friend and adviser, Valerie Jarrett:

"The mission of the Council will be to provide a coordinated federal response to the challenges confronted by women and girls to ensure that all Cabinet and Cabinet-level agencies consider how their policies and programs impact women and families," reads a memo describing the move and obtained by The Fix.

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Corps suspending 401(k) matching contributions, no doubt temporarily

FT:

A wave of US companies are suspending payments to their staff 401(k) retirement plans in a bid to cut costs amid the economic downturn.

Saks, General Motors, newspaper group McClatchy, clothing company J.Crew, FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola Bottling, Reader’s Digest, Motorola, Regions Financial and Sprint Nextel are among the growing list of companies which have suspended contributions in recent months.

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Feed me!

LIBOR inching upward again.

The bloodsucking will continue until morale improves. Read below the fold...

For years, my favorite joke was...

"Don't be half safe. Take the Titanic!"

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The new talking point: "Bold"

Average cell phone call costs $3.02 a minute

A very expensive way to yammer in public places, indeed.

The telcos were charging, what? $1000 a pop for each individual surveilled without a warrant? (Can't find the link). You can see why that would be, with profits as anemic as they obviously are. Read below the fold...

Village orgasms as Obama takes on the unions

Teachers! Yay!

Listen, how about merit pay for banksters. No? Not on the table? Read below the fold...

For the record: Amity Shlaes at the FT

This post seems to be "ground zero" of why Amity Shlaes, er, left the FT. Read below the fold...

The new talking point

“Bobby, do you know what a metaphor is?”

“A component, like a capacitor?”

“No. Never mind metaphor, then.”

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Versailles notices

Chris Cilizza, after noticing Hamsher's online chats on what Hank and Timmy's golfing buddies did with the missing bailout trillions, writes:

What's clear is that liberals will not simply lay down for Obama. They are clearly willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, but only so much divergence from their core principles will be accepted. It's a fascinating storyline to watch over the coming weeks and months.

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