Ladies and Gentleman, The Colbert Report's "Better Know a District" presents Eleanor Holmes Norton (D -DC):
Are We There Yet?
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theAlphaJohn: do you know what kind of designer drugs are appropriate for a train concert? i've never been
Jason: LSD always works nicely
theAlphaJohn: i don't think i have any of that
theAlphaJohn: can you run to 7-11 and pick some up?
Jason: i think you can make it out of the 7 year old danager dogs they keep on those rollers
theAlphaJohn: i have had some baked goods at 7-11 that made me hallucinate
theAlphaJohn: although i may have been hallucinating before i ate the baked goods
theAlphaJohn: chicken and the egg problem, like always
theAlphaJohn: will you be wearing your work attire tonight?
theAlphaJohn: I think I'm going to run home and change
theAlphaJohn: because I have no one to impress
theAlphaJohn: and the kind of sweat hogs that go to see train go ga-ga over my calves ;)
theAlphaJohn: The concert I'm at will be immortilized in the MySpace blogs of all 20 girls in attendance.
Joey: What concert?
theAlphaJohn: Ryan Cabrera
Joey: Why are you at a Ryan Cabrera concert?!?1
theAlphaJohn: I bought tickets like the rest of the Gilmore Girls.
There's one company now you can sign up and you can get a movie delivered to your house daily by delivery service. Okay. And currently it comes to your house, it gets put in the mail box when you get home and you change your order but you pay for that, right.
But this service is now going to go through the internet* and what you do is you just go to a place on the internet and you order your movie and guess what you can order ten of them delivered to you and the delivery charge is free.
Ten of them streaming across that internet and what happens to your own personal internet?
I just the other day got, an internet was sent by my staff at 10 o'clock in the morning on Friday and I just got it yesterday. Why?
Because it got tangled up with all these things going on the internet commercially.
They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.
It's a series of tubes.
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- a summary of job duties;
- any educational qualifications required by law [my emphasis, i.e. MD required for medical boards, JD required to sit for the bar];
- any bona fide occupational requirements (BFOQs);
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- notification that a fingerprint-based criminal history check will be required of the finalist candidate for the position if it has been designated as sensitive under Va. Code § 2.2-1201.1;
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condition of employment, if applicable (Va. Code § 2.2-3114);
- hours of work if less than 40 per week, with a note that health benefits are available.
Job announcements also should include:
- preferred qualifications;
- a requirement or preference for related experience (but not specific years of experience);
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- information about conditions of employment such as shift schedule, work hours, full time/part time status, restricted status, requirement for background check (for non-sensitive positions) and the extent of the back- ground check, requirement for drug testing, etc.;
- number of positions being filled from the same applicant pool, if more than one;
- a statement clarifying what application options if any are acceptable, such as resumes, faxes, etc.; and
- any other information regarding the application process that would be helpful to applicants.
Well, Mitsubishi has done it. They have created the most quintessentially Japanese car ... EVER.
We bring you, dear Autoblog readers, the Mitsubishi i "Princess Kitty" Hello Kitty limited edition. And by limited, we mean one.
The Princess Kitty is finished in pink, with matching paint applied to the wheels. The Hello Kitty trademark ribbon logo is applied to the front doors and roof, while the rear doors get a "Princess Kitty" graphic with the lovable cartoon character's face. The back window also gets a large Hello Kitty face decal. The sideview mirrors feature Hello Kitty's face in relief.
Alpha John: [sends link]
Trevin: My God....it's....it's...it's hideous!! You monsters!! ;)
Andrew: sigh. i might have to quit.
Alpha John: I think you should call your corporate rep and tell him you want that as your demo. But you must start the call with "Konichiwa!"
Andrew: well, i have a dealer council meeting on the 20th, so perhaps i'll just bring that up.
George: if you get that in, i am ON THE WAY.
Trevin: George, I think I could die happy if I had a photo of you behind the wheel of a hello kitty auto. ;)
President Reagan negotiated a "voluntary" import quota on Japanese cars sold in the United States during the 1980s. Some of his advisors had recommended that he impose a higher import tax (tariff) instead. Assuming the tariff was in the form of a constant tax T per Japanese car sold in the United States and that T was chosen to produce the same quantity reduction as the quota, how will the prices paid for Japanese cars by U.S. consumers compare under the two policies?