Monthly Archives: November 2017

Koch Brothers expected to fund takeover of Time Magazine

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-time-m-a-meredith/meredith-nears-deal-to-acquire-magazine-publisher-time-sources-idUSKBN1DQ0TH Time Inc is no longer part of Time/Warner, which runs CNN – the publishing business was spun off in 2014 Time, Inc has a market capitalization of about $1.7 billion, and the group expected to make the offer is … Continue reading

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Stuy Town and Charlotte

Stuyvesant Town/Towers is a post World War II housing development built by Metropolitan Life Insurance on the East River side of Manhattan as a family friendly middle class neighborhood for returning veterans. New York City radio host and Guardian Angels … Continue reading

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Remington guns for Black Friday

A reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer is apparently thrilled that Remington Arms has a large supply of guns available for purchase on Black Friday. http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/gunmaker-remington-faces-default-as-americans-buy-fewer-firearms-20171117.html Remington Arms used to be based in New York, but moved its headquarters to Madison … Continue reading

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Mobile Homes are now too expensive to afford

Bloomberg news story The Countess and I have been doing some driving further away and seeing the state of the economy and communities outside of the Charlotte bubble. Back in the 1970s, mobile Homes were everywhere, and promoted heavily on … Continue reading

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CBS Radio merger into Entercom has closed

CBS split off the radio assets into CBS Radio which were given to eligible CBS shareholders at about 5.6 shares per share of Class B stock. CBS Radio shares will convert to Entercom Class A shares. CBS will retire about … Continue reading

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Pilot / Flying J

I am no longer in a position to listen to overnight radio, but the Midnight Trucking / Redeye show must be getting interesting. http://www.ttnews.com/articles/defense-lawyer-uses-email-point-jimmy-haslam-pilot-flying-j-fraud-trial There is a trial underway accusing senior people at Pilot Flying J of systematically cheating trucking … Continue reading

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The EPCOT vision of Bill Gates

Walt Disney fancied himself to be the creator of a completely planned perfect city that would be powered by safe nuclear power (“atoms for peace”). What he lacked was a basic understanding of how people actually live in a real … Continue reading

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Chinese Hamster Ovary cells

While reading the product sheet for a medicine we were using today, the fine print mentioned that the drug was tested for safety using Chinese Hamster Ovary cells (CHO). What? https://soundcloud.com/stat-signal-podcast/episode-14-these-hamsters-have-birthed-billions-for-biotech

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College in 2017

It has gotten so bad that The Atlantic is calling out the excesses of the Social Justice Warriors The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country

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Murder solved

You may have heard about the young woman whose body was found behind the church in Charlotte in September. The Charlotte Police have charged a homeless Navy veteran who lived on the Navy base in Norfolk where he did odd … Continue reading

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