The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison - First Look Media
I've watched two inmates get into a blood-spattered fight over the right to sell homemade pies from a particular table. I have participated in an . I've included copies of the relevant documents in prior columns and will continue to provide updates ...
July 16, 2015
I spent 2 years cleaning houses. What I saw makes me never want to be rich.
I parked my car where it wouldn't drip oil on their driveway, lugged my tray of supplies inside, and called to clock in, standing by picture windows overlooking the ocean, looking at the perfectly manicured lawn, the chairs around the deck, the path ...
July 16, 2015
David Margolis's 50 years of quips and controversies at Justice Department ...
Margolis is the senior-most career employee in the department and one whose tenure out-clocks that of J. Edgar Hoover, the legendary FBI director. A tall Baseballs signed by New York Yankees — Mickey Mantle and Casey Stengel among them — are ...
July 15, 2015
A year later, a look back at key figures in the death of Eric Garner | SILive.com
An NYPD protective detail sits outside the homes of Pantaleo and some of his family members around the clock, while the NYPD has installed surveillance cameras and "panic buttons" at his home, according to documents he filed last month in Manhattan ...
July 15, 2015
From the files : Dunn County News
roses coming out of Bulgaria. Difficult to make, it can take up to 50,000 roses to get a single ounce of oil, and for best scent the roses must be gathered in the morning before sunrise, and the oil processed that same day. Inside the front ...
July 16, 2015
Local dispatch center upgrades system : Your news, weather ...
Dan Galloway, a dispatcher with the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, says he's seen the systems change since the beginning. He says in 1995 they had three telephone lines, a time clock, a scratch pad, and a spiral notepad. But all that's left of that ...
July 15, 2015
Governor should sign Open Meetings Act tweak | SaukValley.com
Bruce Rauner's desk that tweaks the Illinois Open Meetings Act in favor of the public. The governor House Bill 175 expands the window of opportunity for people to report possible violations of the Open Meetings Act to the Public Access Counselor's ...
July 15, 2015
The surreal details of the case itself may be found in any number of mainstream and not-so-mainstream news articles, from which you will learn that I was the official spokesman for Anonymous, or perhaps the unofficial spokesman for Anonymous, or... You’ll also find that I was either a conventional journalist, an unconventional journalist, a satirist who despised all journalists, an activist, a whistleblower, a nihilistic and self-absorbed cyberpunk adventurer out to make a name for himself,... According to the few FBI files that the bureau has thus far made public, I’m a militant anarchist revolutionary who once teamed up with Anonymous in an attempt to “overthrow the U. S. government,” and on another, presumably separate occasion, I... There’s also a book out there that claims I’m from Houston, whereas in fact I spit on Houston.
I worked for a company cleaning houses for two years. I didn't think of it as a career, or identify with it. it was just what I did to get myself through college as a single mom. When they set me off on my own with a white binder containing directions for each house, I just dropped my daughter off at day care and went. I found the houses on little winding roads, the hidden keys tucked under gnomes or rugs. I parked my car where it wouldn't drip oil on their driveway, lugged my tray of supplies inside, and called to clock in, standing by picture windows overlooking the ocean, looking at the perfectly manicured lawn, the chairs around the deck, the... I cleaned, and I moved on. I had 20 clients and two or three houses a day to get to, anyway. But after a few months, my boss told me to clean slower. (We didn't call it that, of course. ") The company had a high turnover rate, she explained, and we billed by the hour. If I cleaned houses quicker than the girl who'd replace me, clients would want to continue paying the lower rate. So I started looking through the piles of papers instead of straightening them. I looked for secrets in the nightstands, for the story below the American dream. I found pills for everything: pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, depression, impotence, allergies, high blood pressure, diabetes.
David Margolis can still recall the thrill he felt almost 50 years ago. , and said these words: “Your Honor, this is David Margolis, and I’m representing the United States. That admonition, said the now-75-year-old Margolis, has stuck in his mind. Margolis recently completed 50 years at the Justice Department, an occasion marked last month by a ceremony — part tribute, part roast — in the Great Hall. There were remarks by Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, who had been sworn in that day — and hundreds of officials and former officials were in attendance. Margolis is the senior-most career employee in the department and one whose tenure out-clocks that of J. Edgar Hoover, the legendary FBI director. A tall, shambling bear of a man, Margolis has been the consigliere to a succession of deputy attorneys general, with a Forrest Gump-like knack to be involved with a number of the most politically controversial issues of the department’s past 25... Despite his somewhat lofty status as an associate deputy attorney general in the stately granite-and-marble Justice Department building, he disarms people with his disregard for appearances — an occasional shirttail hanging out, food stains on his... On one occasion, Margolis, who was sometimes called to testify on the Hill, was asked by a lawmaker how many people work at the Justice Department.
You can sleep on the job here
Considering that they need to be at the top of their game at all times, the company does not restrict its coders with setoffice timingsor a set number of hours that they need to clock ... same floor and shares the work desk - a concept derived from ...
July 14, 2015
Inside Gov. Mark Sanford’s office when his affair went public (+ video)
We sat silently outside his office, where the schedulers’ desks were, and June’s ... The night before, a little after ten o’clock, Aaron had sent out a press statement — not a release, just a four-sentence statement — about where the governor ...
July 9, 2015
Vintage videogames for walls
“We’re just to the point where we can look back at the VHS tape and realise how cool it was,” says Erika Iris Simmons ... makes intricate wall clocks and desk clocks out of old hard drives and motherboards. A few years ago, for example, their ...
July 9, 2015
Rock 'n' Roll America, BBC Four
One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock… For those who orchestrated ... It was very easy to make pointless, petulant immaturity and self-regard look cool, and it paid dividends. Meanwhile, with segregation ensuring that black America could enjoy ...
July 3, 2015
Eat Clean Desk Snacks
Ice cream is not a solution. So, in the slide above you’ll find a very pithy list — a work in progress if you will — detailing three filling, healthy snacks to keep in your desk so that when the clock strikes hungry o’clock you can tell that ...
May 13, 2015
Stir Kinetic M1 desk gently reminds you when it’s time to stand
One day, when the machines are our overlords, I may regret saying this: I do the bidding of a robot desk, and I’m the better for it. “Whirrr, whirrr,” goes my Stir Kinetic M1, undulating its desktop to signal it’s time to stand for a while.
April 29, 2015
5 cool gadgets to help declutter your desk
Get the Harinacs Staple-free Stapler for $16.00. I'll bet your desk is cluttered with cables. Many have laptops, PCs, tablets, and smartphones on the desk, and all the cables that go with them. Now you can get those cables out of the way and organized with ...
March 26, 2015