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April 16, 2009
"What is it that certain people say or do during a job interview that makes them stand out? Why do some people struggle to find work, while others land a job in no time? I wanted to know, and the only way to find out was to experience the interview from the other side of the table." 22 tips, with video, at How To Nail An Interview
posted by ShawnStruck at 10:22 PM PST - 66 comments
Iraq air raids hit mostly women and children.
"Air strikes and artillery barrages have taken a heavy toll among the most vulnerable of the Iraqi people, with children and women forming a disproportionate number of the dead. Analysis
carried out for the research group Iraq Body Count (IBC)
found that 39 per cent of those killed in air raids by the US-led coalition were children and 46 per cent were women. Fatalities caused by mortars, used by American and Iraqi government forces as well as insurgents, were 42 per cent children and 44 per cent women."
posted by homunculus at 5:20 PM PST - 21 comments
Torture Memos Released
As we explained in the Section 2340A Memorandum, "pain and suffering" as used in Section 2340 is best understood as a single concept, not distinct concepts of "pain" as distinguished from "suffering"... The waterboard, which inflicts no pain or actual harm whatsoever, does not, in our view inflict "severe pain or suffering". Even if one were to parse the statute more finely to treat "suffering" as a distinct concept, the waterboard could not be said to inflict severe sufering. The waterboard is simply a controlled acute episode, lacking the connotation of a protracted period of time generally given to suffering.
breaks it down, Greenwald rants
posted by empath at 4:49 PM PST - 172 comments
. Feeding off a earlier column
in the WSJ by Daniel Akst, who wrote, "no fabric has ever been so insidiously effective at undermining national discipline," conservative columnist George Will takes up the (denim-free) banner in the crusade to rid America of "the plague of that ubiquitous fabric, which is symptomatic of deep disorders in the national psyche."
posted by Liver at 10:44 AM PST - 158 comments
"The Cleveland Tourism Board gave me 14 million dollars about 8 months ago to make a promotional video to bring people to Cleveland
. As usual, I waited till the last minute and I ended up having to shoot and edit it in about an hour yesterday afternoon. I probably should have invested more time."
posted by dhammond at 10:43 AM PST - 50 comments
The Changing Racial Dynamics of the War on Drugs.
The Sentencing Project
has just released a report
(pdf) finding that, for the first time in 20 years, the number
of Black Americans in state prison for drug offenses has fallen. Between 1999 and 2005, the number of White drug offenders in state prisons rose about 43 percent, while the number of Black offenders declined by 22 percent. One cause may be a rise in the use of drug courts
, which are locally administered programs that divert offenders into treatment rather than incarceration. The Sentencing Project has a recent report
(pdf) on this issue as well.
posted by lunit at 8:11 AM PST - 32 comments
[MLYT] Peter Schiff
gives a talk to the Western Regional Mortgage Bankers Association, describing exactly
the ongoing economic meltdown. (Part 1
The catch? The talk was given in 2006
. Listening to his bullish counterpart in parts 6-8 is a real scream. [more inside]
posted by valkyryn at 7:48 AM PST - 23 comments
of recession good
for the contemporary art market
? "Affordable" is becoming a leitmotif
: there are events
, international fairs
, as well as various galleries
. Some collectors
and artists are sharing survival tips
; and there are plenty of special offers to be had: Josh Poehlein - screenshot collages, free
; Shepard Fairey - "Obey Eye" screen print, 18 x 24 inches, signed and numbered, at a random time on April 21st: $45.00
; Michel Gondry - your portrait, signed: $19.95
(allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery); 'Damien Hirst' - "For the love of Paris" postcard, 10.5 x 14.8 cm, signed and sent: € 1,80
; Banksy - original, freely usable, high-quality jpg files: free
posted by progosk at 3:29 AM PST - 31 comments