Virginia state Sen. Janet D. Howell (D-Fairfax) doesn’t think much of a bill that would require women to have an ultrasound before undergoing an abortion.
When the proposed legislation came up for a preliminary vote in the Senate Monday, Howell offered a floor amendment that just about floored her colleagues.
“Prior to prescribing medication for erectile dysfunction, a physician shall perform a digital rectal examination and a cardiac stress test,” Howell said, reading the amendment aloud. “Informed consent for these procedures shall be given at least 24 hours before the procedures are performed.
“I just think we should have a little gender equity here,” Howell added.
The amendment failed, though not by much, in a 19-21 vote.
Please make this happen with everything everywhere
They might promise to help you get the biggest refund but they sure as fuck don’t tell you if you qualify for the “freedom edition” which is a totally free (including MN state!) edition for people that make $31,000 or less.
Thought I’d let you know, in case you aren’t Mitt Romney.
“Apple’s an example of why it’s so hard to create middle-class jobs in the U.S. now,” said Jared Bernstein, who until last year was an economic adviser to the White House.
“If it’s the pinnacle of capitalism, we should be worried.”
Apple executives say that going overseas, at this point, is their only option. One former executive described how the company relied upon a Chinese factory to revamp iPhone manufacturing just weeks before the device was due on shelves. Apple had redesigned the iPhone’s screen at the last minute, forcing an assembly line overhaul. New screens began arriving at the plant near midnight.
A foreman immediately roused 8,000 workers inside the company’s dormitories, according to the executive. Each employee was given a biscuit and a cup of tea, guided to a workstation and within half an hour started a 12-hour shift fitting glass screens into beveled frames. Within 96 hours, the plant was producing over 10,000 iPhones a day.
“The speed and flexibility is breathtaking,” the executive said. “There’s no American plant that can match that.”
It looks like no-one at Amazon has noticed and taken their American Gods Kindle Special down yet. It’s http://say.ly/Qrj1i92 and was only meant to have been a 24 hour special, so may not last for very long.
As the point spread exceeded 100 points, it made me think: Is there more to Words With Friends than the ability to string words together with letter tiles? Turns out, there definitely is. After browsing YouTube, I came across several strategy videos by William Spaniel, a political science doctoral student at the University of Rochester who studies game theory. He also authored Game Theory 101: The Basics.
One of his big tips: Think about trying to limit how many points your opponent scores on you.
“When you play random games against players, you see a huge separation between bad players and average players,” he says.
The bad players, he says, aim to make the longest words and score a lot of points. But better players try to restrict their opponent’s access to big-money bonus spaces, particularly triple letter and triple word score spots.
“If you make a bad mistake about that, that can be the end of the game right there,” he says. In one of his YouTube videos, he says that 80 percent of the game revolves around the triple letter and triple word spots — and the spaces connecting them. —Whitney Blair Wyckoff
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If this is news to you please let me know and I’ll make sure to speak slower and use small words when we talk.