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And Merry Christmas.
The Minneapolis-based retailer Target took a hard look at its solicitation policy, and made a harder decision to enforce it against Salvation Army bell-ringers.
Kurt Busch is a NASCAR champion, who was just a punch or two away from being the next Ron Artest.
The state of Alabama has taken a lot of grief from the rest of the country (here and here and here, and many others in Google News search results) over a failed statewide referendum to remove racist language from the Alabama Constitution.
Too much spinning can make you dizzy, and you wind up throwing up on your customer base.
"We don't think a recall is appropriate," Mr. Gates said. "We haven't had any serious injuries or fatalities. We've been saying this is not a safety defect."As a driver, that would make me feel more secure. As a DaimlerChrysler stockholder, I'd feel more secure if Mr. Gates didn't leave himself open to creative editing. Some journalists will latch onto parts of your statement if you are not careful. Like in this Associated Press brief that hit dozens of television news sites, like this one:
CBS News first reported the request for a recall.
The traffic agency could force the company to recall the trucks, but that process could take years and could potentially be delayed by litigation.
Mr. Gates said the problems with the trucks generally occurred at low speeds during turns. He also said most drivers would have advance warnings of a potential problem because of excessive tire wear or unusual noises coming from the front of the trucks.
The company spokesman says it does not think "it rises to the level of a safety defect."Wow. Big difference. And there's no context to let you know that Gates has a point, instead of just blowing smoke.
"For this to be a real safety issue, wheels would be falling off without warning or at high speeds -- and there's no recorded instance of that. Most drivers were alerted by unusual front-end noise, or tire wear."
NYU is staging a boycott of Coca-Cola products, because of allegations of child labor and human rights violations in El Salvador.
"It is amazing how many people think that they can answer an argument by attributing bad motives to those who disagree with them. Using this kind of reasoning, you can believe or not believe anything about anything, without having to bother to deal with facts or logic."
A British cyber-security firm is reporting that the biggest looming threat on the net isn't viruses or exploits... it's good old-fashioned smear campaigns.