“Full Page Ad” means full page ad, even if the page is shrinking.
In the jargon of strategic consulting, this sort of price increase, asset liquidation and quality cut is known as “milking a cash cow” and indicates that a company is “harvesting” a business – realizing that it has no growth prospects, and that its role is to provide cash to invest in other more promising ventures. How long the business will limp along is anyone’s guess. People still buy The Farmer’s Almanac today.
If this post had a music track, it would be played on the world’s smallest violin.
I’ve blogged about this documentary before. Please take a minute to request a screening at a local theatre, and get a couple of other people to do it, too.
According to an email from the IU folks, reviews are very positive from their advance screenings. They just need to get a lot of names to dangle in front of distributors. This is not the sort of project Hollywood will support without prodding.
I didn’t think it was possible to go beyond being a parody of a stupid Senator. Lott has shown me the light.
Namely, us. And we should be allowed to record them, audio and/or video, any time they are on duty.
There’s been a rash of arrests of late for videotaping police, and it’s a disturbing development. Last year, Massachusetts Attorney General Tom Reilly threatened Internet activist Mary T. Jean with arrest and felony prosecution for posting a video to her website of state police swarming a home and arresting a man without a warrant.
Michael Yon has a brief, but encouraging, dispatch.
The heat is intense for the enemy and for us. Soldiers, during any chance, would lay-down during the heat of day, and in complete body armor and helmets, fall asleep in the dirt. I took photos of course. Our guys are tough. The enemy in Baqubah is as good as any in Iraq, and better than most. That’s saying a lot. But our guys have been systematically trapping them, and have foiled some big traps set for our guys. I don’t want to say much more about that, but our guys are seriously outsmarting them. Big fights are ahead and we will take serious losses probably, but al Qaeda, unless they find a way to escape, are about to be slaughtered. Nobody is dropping leaflets asking them to surrender. Our guys want to kill them, and that’s the plan.
A positive indicator on the 19th and the 20th is that most local people apparently are happy that al Qaeda is being trapped and killed. Civilians are pointing out IEDs and enemy fighters, so that’s not working so well for al Qaeda. Clearly, I cannot do a census, but that says something about the locals.
Also, note the 30:1 kill ratio. That’s more like it. Go for 100, guys!
but I didn’t think they’d take such direct action.
Last night the BBC confirmed the wording of the request was: “Are you in Iraq? Have you seen any troop movements? If you have any information you would like to share with the BBC, you can do so using the form below.”