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Diaries published: 20 (58 days since last diary on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM PDT)

Comments posted: 404 (5 days since last comment on Mon May 18, 2015 at 07:14 AM PDT)

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March 25 is the anniversary of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist fire, which happened in 1911. The basic facts are pretty well known. The company was among the staunchest opponents of unionization, ...
by btfjd
Comment Count 27 comments on Thu Mar 26, 2015 at 08:30 AM PDT with 70 Recommends
In a recent Ninth Circuit case, US v. Dreyer, the court held that certain evidence of child pornography was excluded because it came from the NCIS (yes, that agency that Mark Harmon works for on TV.)
by btfjd
Comment Count 7 comments on Thu Oct 09, 2014 at 03:36 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
We have just finished celebrating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in a whirlwind of patriotism, nostalgia, weirdness (the dancing—OMG!), and most important, a reminder of the essential ...
by btfjd
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jun 10, 2014 at 03:47 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
The recent flap over Mark Cuban's remarks about being scared of a "black kid in a hoodie" have made me think about a subject which was once very immediate to me--when is fear of street crime rational,
by btfjd
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu May 22, 2014 at 12:20 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
My cousin is a great guy. Starting with a (mediocre) high school education, he spent 20+ years in the Air Force, while getting a business degree at night. He bought into a small business, and has ...
by btfjd
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 09:41 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Much is being made of the fact that a number of individual insurance policies are being cancelled because they don't meet the ACA's minimum standards. But this is nothing new--policies are modified ...
by btfjd
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Nov 08, 2013 at 02:38 PM PST with 14 Recommends

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