Monthly Archives: August 2009

As a Foreclosure Judge, Arthur Schack Tosses Out Cases, Brooklyn Style |

There is hope. At least one judge is holding the banks to the same laws we have to follow. Know a judge,? Tell her or him to read this.

“If you are going to take away someone’s house, everything should be legal and correct,” he said. “I’m a strange guy — I don’t want to put a family on the street unless it’s legitimate.”

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Who’s Driving Twitter’s Popularity? Not Teenagers |

Hmmm….I was wondering who was responsible for all those tweets.

“I just think it’s weird and I don’t feel like everyone needs to know what I’m doing every second of my life,” Kristen Nagy, 18 of Sparta, N.J..

Wait a minute, aren’t these the same people putting pictures of themselves on MySpace and Facebook doing Jello shots?

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Secret Worlds |xkcd

A sample from “xkcd: A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. ”
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U.S. Department of Energy Announce SBIRs Grants |U.S. Department of Energy

DOE Announces $37 Million for
Small Business Research and Technology

Funding Emphasizes Investment in Clean Energy Technologies and Job Creation

Washington, DC— U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that $37 million in funding from the Recovery Act will be made available to qualified small businesses through the Department’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. Today’s funding announcement emphasizes the Department’s commitment to developing near-term, clean energy technologies while allowing small businesses take part in the new industrial revolution that the sustainable energy economy will bring.
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SBA Chief Karen G. Mills: I Know ‘What It Will Take’ –

The Wall Street Journal recently ran an interview with the new head of SBA, Karen G. Mills. To get an idea where the SBA is headed, this is a good article to read.

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CoolCalifornia Small Business Award Nominations Being Taken | Air Resources Board

SACRAMENTO — The California Air Resources Board is now taking nominations through Sept. 3 for its new CoolCalifornia Small Business Award program that will recognize small businesses from across the state that demonstrate climate leadership.
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Stimulus News Digest – August 2009 | SBA

A briefing about how the federal stimulus is impacting small businesses in California. Also discusses stimulus opportunities. From our friends at the Small Business Administration.

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Statewide Small Business Stimulus Program Heads to L.A. | SBA

Business Matchmaking and SBDC team to help entrepreneurs access contracts.

LOS ANGELES — On Sept. 2 Los Angeles will be the fourth stop in a 15-city, California tour aimed at increasing small business readiness to access stimulus-funded contracts through President Obama’s Economic Recovery Plan.

The program, Stimulus Opportunities for Small Business, is free for participants and will be presented by California Small Business Development Centers and Los Angeles-based nonprofit Business Matchmaking, in cooperation with the Small Business Advocate in the governor’s office.
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Slipping off the Grid, or, How to Start A Revolution Without Even Trying | Peter Mehit

The sixth person we know personally is about to lose their home. We know a lot of small business owners and they are being crushed out of existence between unmanageable debt and evaporating customers. How far they will go down, since the number of jobs employing their college educated skills is trending to zero, we do not know, but they are no longer property owners. This is bad for all of us.
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Men’s Underwear Will Lead Us Out of The Recession | The Consumer Warning Network

According to Alan Greenspan, who doubtless has lost some of his shine in the last few years, men’s underwear is the single most reliable predictor of the economy.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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