Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2009:May:13 Wednesday <Tuesday, Thursday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2009/5/13-20 [Computer/SW/WWW/Browsers] UID:52991 Activity:nil
5/13    "Surprise! Daydreaming Really Works the Brain" (
        Gotta show this to my boss.  Where's the article that someone posted a
        few months ago about surfing the web at work improving productivity?
        \_ "Facebook, YouTube at work make better employees: study"
          \_ Page not found
2009/5/13-20 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:52992 Activity:nil
        "Airline officials acknowledged at the hearing that Shaw, 24, was paid
        at a rate of about $23 an hour.
        Colgan officials said their captains typically have salaries
        around $55,000 a year."
        1. Someone as young as 24 can be a co-pilot of a commercial jet?
        2. I thought commercial jet pilots typically make six figures.
        \_ That was the old era, new pilots make much less.
           \- while true, airline pilots have a steep seniority system.
              there are a number of WOB pages about this. so you cant
              generalize any more about pilot salaries than you can about
              college teacher salaries ... going from say a full prof at
              the 'fraud to a contract "english 1a" teacher at a community
              \_ WOB? In any case, new pilots will never make the peak salaries
                 that senior pilots make today, they have changed the whole
                 pay structure industrywide.
                 NYT article about airline pilot pay and working conditions.
2009/5/13-20 [Computer/HW/CPU] UID:52993 Activity:nil
5/12    THE AMD! USA! USA!
2009/5/13-20 [Politics/Domestic/Election, Politics/Domestic/RepublicanMedia] UID:52994 Activity:high
5/13    THE DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST PARTY!  Oh man, this is awesome.
        \_ The GOP is Godwining itself. It is an amazing thing to watch.
        \_ GOP is Godwining itself. It is an amazing thing to watch.
           \_ What's actually hilarious is that you believe this is some new
              kind of phenomenon that has never happened before.
                \_ Like when?  Say in the last 60 years?
                \_ less hilarious: your patholigical need to put down
                   a total stranger.
                   \_ pot. kettle. black.
              \_ Yes, it has happened overseas, but not really here, or has it?
                 The Democrats after 1968 kind of went nuts too, but not quite
                 this extremely.
                 \_ Comparing this to 1968 is a bit different.  That was the
                    party exploding from within combined with a serious change
                    to the political landscape.  What are the republicans
                    going to war against?  Do you seriously think this is
                    the same kind of situation?
                    \_ Yes, in some ways. The Democrats in 1968 had come off
                       36 years of dominating American politics and sort of
                       forgot that they had to worry about the opposition, so
                       they pulled themselves apart with intercine warfare.
                       The Republicans are in a similar state, having dominated
                       American politics for 26 (at least) years. They have
                       American politics for 26 (at least) years. They
                       are now where the Dems were after their disastrous
                       Chicago convention. We have yet to see the Republican
                       McGovern, but I am confident we will in 2012.
                       \_ But who will write "Fear And Loathing on the Campaign
                          Trail 2012?"
        \_ It is just a matter of time before a big successful party
           implodes. It happens to everything, and anything. I'll
           give the Dems 8-20 years before it implodes again. History
           will repeat itself.
           \_ This one seems exceptionally crazy.
           \_ This one seems exceptionally crazy.  We are talking the RNC
              here, not some splinter group foaming at the mouth.
              \_ The SDS had a huge impact on the Democratic Party and was
                 one of the primary actors that led to its splintering. The
                 current batch of Limbaugh/Coulter/Palin/Malkin is no more
                 (or less) foaming at the mouth than the New Left leadership
                 of the SDS was in the late 60's.
                 (or less) foaming at the mouth than the leadership
                 of the New Left was in the late 60's.
                 \_ SDS->Demoractic Party is nothing like
                    RNC->Republican Party.
                    \_ TeaBaggers->Republican Party
                     \_ Only if you buy that the tea baggers were grass
                        roots.  I don't.
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