Friday, April 10, 2015

Politico Reporter: Clinton Campaign ‘Collapsing Completely’

Clearly rattled, Thrush urged his Twitter followers to “move on. I don’t care about this”
CORRECTION: He still cares.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

California Governor Proposes Massive Prison Expansion To Avoid Freeing Inmates

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Tuesday announced a $315 million plan to expand the state prison system’s capacity by thousands of beds, allowing the state to comply with a federal court order to sharply reduce the population of its overcrowded facilities by the end of the year.
Under the governor’s plan, the state would move some 12,000 inmates from overcrowded state prisons into private prisons and county jails. During a press conference in Sacramento on Tuesday, Brown portrayed the plan as necessary to ensure “public safety,” noting that it would allow California to meet the court requirements without releasing prisoners.
But critics say the cost of Brown's expansion is likely to sap much-needed funds from schools and social service agencies. They insist the state could release thousands of low-level prisoners without endangering the public.
“The governor’s proposal is a plan with no promise and no hope,” state Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D), the Senate president pro tem, said in a statement. “As the population of California grows, it's only a short matter of time until new prison cells overflow and the court demands mass releases again."
California's prison system is one of the largest and most crowded in the country. The governor’s plan, which still needs legislative approval, would create enough space to comply with a 2009 order by a panel of federal judges, who ruled that overcrowding was jeopardizing the health and safety of inmates. The order, which the U.S. Supreme Court this month refused to review, gives the state until Dec. 31 to reduce the population of its facilities by about 10,000 inmates.
In an unconventional move, private prisons targeted for the expansion would be staffed with state employees, an arrangement that would allow the governor and his allies in the legislature to avoid a politically risky confrontation with the state’s powerful prison guard union. MORE Video, California Prison System, California Prison Expansion, California Prison Guard Union Private Prisons, California Prison Overcrowding Private Prisons, California Prison Reform, California Private Prisons Overcrowding, Jerry Brown Prison Expansion, Jerry Brown Prison Guard Union, Jerry Brown Private Prisons, Politics News

Monday, January 21, 2013

Track me if you can: Ever wonder how you can disappear and start over?

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Ever wonder how you can disappear and start over? You just need some to have some expertise, a plan, and be methodical.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

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Monday, December 10, 2012

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SEC charges eight mutual fund directors

10 December 2012
, by Ronald D. Orol - Washington (MarketWatch)

The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday charged eight mutual fund directors for allegedly failing to properly oversee the value of securities as the housing market was on the brink of a financial crisis.

The SEC said that mutual funds involved were the RMK High Income Fund, RMK Multi-Sector High Income Fund, RMK Strategic Income Fund, RMK Advantage Income Fund and Morgan Keegan Select Fund.

The SEC and other regulators previously charged the funds' managers with fraud and the firms later agreed to pay $200 million to settle charges.

Goldman Sachs: Microsoft has gone from 97 percent share of compute market to 20 percent

Goldman Sachs has a new report out on the tech titans' competing platforms and ecosystems in which it starkly quantifies Microsoft's loss of share among computing devices over the last decade.
According to the report, Microsoft's operating systems have gone from 97 percent of all computing devices in 2000 -- back when desktop and laptop PCs were dominant -- to 20 percent expected in 2012 -- when PCs, tablets and smartphones are all part of the computing-device picture.
Here's a chart from the report showing part of that shift. (The chart shows consumer computing devices, rather than total computing devices -- which includes both consumer and commercial. That's why Microsoft is shown is having 93 percent in 2000 in the chart, as opposed to 97 percent.)