Noon-Thirty News 06/30/10

Big Law Causes Unhappiness
[ABA Journal]

Want to be happy? Don’t be work at a big law firm.

Have fun being happy and homeless though, and good luck with those loans.

Five Out of Three Pollsters are Frauds
[National Journal]

Daily Kos is suing Research 2000, claiming that the company gave them bogus data.  Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas is not happy.

I hereby renounce any post we’ve written based exclusively on Research 2000 polling.

Everyone cheats when it comes to statistics.  In high school we had a biology project where we had to identify how a trait in fruit flies (for me it was eye color) was inherited.  We were supposed to breed the flies, and then examine the ratios of traits to figure out what chromosome it was on, etc.  I just looked up the trait in Cliff’s AP Biology and faked my data.  At least I never got caught…idiots.

The Bicycle Bandit
[CNN]

Not a whole lot of details here, just a serial bank robber who uses a bike as his getaway vehicle.  It’s suspected that he uses the bike to get to a car that’s parked further away, but having a bike can also make it easier to elude police.  You’re faster than a cop on feet, and have a lot more flexibility than a police car (you can safely go on sidewalks, narrow alleys, etc).

Kagan Hearings Continue

And I still don’t care.

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5 Responses to “Noon-Thirty News 06/30/10”

  1. wlmingtonwave Says:

    Soemthing else that I have been following is Tesla Motors which launched its IPO yesterday. It went up a staggering amount yesterday and continues to climb:
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/tesla-shares-jump-even-higher-post-ipo-2010-06-30

    I thought that they priced the IPO too aggressively and that this may hinder the stock, but I was wrong.

    Tesla is an electric car maker which will debut with a “cheap” 50,000 dollar electric car in 2011. Currently there only car is a 120k roadster. Toyota notably bought up a significiant amount of stock within the company.

    I am curious to see how the new GM IPO will fare, given the success of TSLA. GM’s leadership seems very dedicated to sustainable developement and global expansion.

  2. wlmingtonwave Says:

    As far as this bike bandit. There is something a little bit sad and pathetic about someone riding their Schwinn away as a getaway vehicle. No self-respecting man in his 40s rolls up in a bike to rob a bank. It was probably years of humiliation stemming from having to have women pick him up in their car that led him to this.

  3. Laura G Says:

    I want a good job and I am willing to work for it. Where can I get work in the Stamford, CT metro area?

    I am willing to comute to the city, but would rather work close to home.

    Can anyone point to any good job openings for me?

  4. wlmingtonwave Says:

    Too bad Dunder Mifflin Stamford shut down…

  5. Magda Says:

    Dude, the woman needs work; we all need a better job if we have one. I want a job. Dunder Miffin isn’t where you recommend though. If you want her to be indebted to you, give her some for a change.

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