northanger (northanger) wrote,

nickel stuff

{1} Return by ZIP Code? :: totally agree with nagin & i'm sure he realizes how problematic his plan is (good idea to hold off for now tho). heard someone say the other day we had a guns & butter economy. looks like nothing but guns & butter in NOLA. when i first heard about NOLA citizens refusing to leave i thought great, the Spirit of New Orleans is alive. a city is a living organism — is a city a city without its people? imho, the "pioneering spirit" needs to emerge in the city & be at the foundation of its rebuilding.

{2} hike, pause, cut :: hike. Squawk Back Poll.

{3} NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center :: "NOAA's Gulfstream-IV SP jet is a state-of-the-art, high altitude research platform. 'Gonzo' was aquired in 1996 to improve NOAA's tropical cyclone forecast capability" ++ Gulfstream IV Jet ++ Into the Eye of the Storm ++ Extreme Storms.

{4} VCU 2136 :: around 28-Nov-2004 i began using the Gematria of Nothing. i was checking GoN gematria results for these numbers: 6, 11, 13, 15, 22, 27, 31, 47, 48, 62, 75, 85, 87, 95, 112, 130, 143, 189, 203, 233, 501, 1. decided to add the numbers = 2136. to find specific results at i used yahoo's site/domain feature; nothing popped. however, yahoo returned: Also try: vcu 2136 (it's not doing this now). but still getting same link at as #1 result; it's an electronic component. VCU is also the abbreviation for Virginia Commonwealth University. (btw, the only 2136 value i found back then: Crystallite = 2136 (AQ 243 = CRYSTALLITE = TURING TEST; crys·tal·lite: Any of numerous minute rudimentary, crystalline bodies of unknown composition found in glassy igneous rocks ++ crystal etymology - Middle English cristal, from Old French, from Latin crystallum, from Greek krustallos, ice, crystal)).


{5} CTHEORY :: new look, looks great. is there a great cultural divide in this country? if yes, how can we view this as a growth opportunity instead of all-round sniping? several months ago read Sergei Medvedev's The_Blank_Space; this popped out at me just now: "Once again, the North emerges as a postmodern alternative, relativizing and deconstructing binary opposites. A postmodern solution for the East-West dilemma can thus be found by defining the figure of the Third (pole), namely the European North. The North (including the Baltic and Barents regions) is unique in several ways. First, what distinguishes it from other areas along the "Great Cultural Divide" (Rudolf Kjellen) is its shared peripherality with respect to both East and West. Narratives of "great Europe" and "great Russia" are marginalized and estranged in the Nordic fringes, and their opposition is made relative. In this sense, the prospects of region-building in the North are relatively unaffected by the East-West controversy."

{6} Bush lifts wage rules for Katrina (11-Sep) :: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush issued an executive order Thursday allowing federal contractors rebuilding in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to pay below the prevailing wage. In a notice to Congress, Bush said the hurricane had caused "a national emergency" that permits him to take such action under the 1931 Davis-Bacon Act in ravaged areas of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Davis-Bacon law requires federal contractors to pay workers at least the prevailing wages in the area where the work is conducted. It applies to federally funded construction projects such as highways and bridges. Bush's executive order suspends the requirements of the Davis-Bacon law for designated areas hit by the storm.

forgot to list this one. is any company obligated, by this executive order, to pay prevailing or higher wages? what then obligates a company to pay prevailing or higher wages?


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