November 7th, 2008

Mr. Twister

Вот! Одному человеку Обама уже помог

А говорили, ничего не изменится. NYT -- Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer will not face criminal charges for patronizing a high-priced prostitution ring, federal prosecutors announced on Thursday.

An announcement in the case, which earlier in the year had drawn criticism from some Democrats who suggested that it was politically motivated, was expected to follow the election, although perhaps not so rapidly.
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Mr. Twister

Демократический процесс

Газета Чикаго Трибьюн рассказывает о том, как взвешенно подходят депутаты Чикагсовета к проекту Закона об охране слонов после неудачи Закона о запрете фуа гра:

Smith said some aldermen withheld their votes because they feared they would be scorned for spending time on this issue, as they were after passing---and then rescinding---a ban on serving foie gras in Chicago restaurants.

"You know, the aldermen experienced a lot of ridicule after the foie gras thing," Smith said after a three-hour debate over the elephant-protection ordinance. "I think the ridicule factor got to a few people."

Rather than ban the bullhook, aldermen amended the elephant-protection ordinance to make it illegal "to use on an elephant any device or instrument with the intent to cause pain and injury, except as necessary to administer legitimate medical treatment."

Сразу видно, что Америка - великая страна, я считаю.
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Bloomberg Top News -- Universities must change because they teach mathematical theories, such as the Black-Scholes model of pricing options, that don't express risk properly, Taleb said in a Bloomberg Radio interview.

``Recent events have proved that all risk management was wrong,'' Taleb said. ``We need to do something drastic immediately to stop quantitative risk managers from inflicting more damage.''

Academic teaching resists change because tenured professors aren't forced to adapt and aren't subject to the same ``rigorous standards'' that the market imposes on Wall Street, Taleb said.

``People are learning the wrong thing,'' he said.

``You have a business school establishment that's completely disconnected from what's going on'' because it depends too greatly on equations, Taleb said. ``We should learn to abandon these bogus matters and instead of using a computer we should look at the world with the naked eye.''
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Mr. Twister

Призывы коммунистов Петербурга Ленобласти

(рекомендовал freeborn).

- Призываю и тебя, лохматый студент! [...] Не наркотики и бездумный секс, а революционный лозунг и красный флаг пусть станут твоей праздничной привычкой.
- Массажистка – не массируй, или массируй только пламенных юных альбатросов революции!

Так всё-таки да, или нет?
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Это интересно

It's time for a real Patriot Act that brings out the patriot in all of us. We propose universal civilian service for every young American. Under this plan, All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service. ...

Here's how it would work. Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for three months of basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear or conventional attack; how to assist others in an evacuation; how to respond when a levee breaks or we're hit by a natural disaster. These young people will be available to address their communities' most pressing needs. -- Rahm Emanuel
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