Monthly Archives: November 2010


Pam Dirickson and Kim Larsen – CPBS Clients!

Pam and Kim were displaced by the banking crisis. Rather than despairing, they took their love of chocolate and developed PK’s Chocolates, which is both a brick and mortar and on line business. Having participated in their taste testing sessions this spring, we can tell you that they are at once the most unusual and delicious treats you can imagine.

While they are a month or so away from opening their store in Canyon Country, they are taking orders on line for their delightful confections. Below is an article they published. Click on the photos below to see their brochure in a more readable size.

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Swarm, Hot Wheels, Swarm | Gizmodo

Dolce and Gabbana accused of tax evasion ( UK)

A spokesperson for Italy’s excise and revenue police confirmed yesterday that it had recommended the designers be charged with tax evasion and abuse of rights – and that they should be fined €800 million. The allegations levelled at the designers surround the sale of the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands to the designers’ Luxembourg-based holding company Gado Srl.

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Long Live the Web: A Call for Continued Open Standards and Neutrality: Scientific American

A great piece by Tim Berners-Lee, who, unlike Al Gore, actually did invent the internet. It’s an extended reading piece, but worth it as it explores the importance of net neutrality, freedom of expression and the importance of the internet to all of us.

Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. It is a public resource on which you, your business, your community and your government depend. The Web is also vital to democracy, a communications channel that makes possible a continuous worldwide conversation. The Web is now more critical to free speech than any other medium. It brings principles established in the U.S. Constitution, the British Magna Carta and other important documents into the network age: freedom from being snooped on, filtered, censored and disconnected.

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Office Parties: Breeding Grounds For Bad Behavior, Flings, and Unemployment | Fast Company

Ah, the holiday office party. A time for employees to wind down, loosen their ties, drink some bubbly, and enjoy a night of much-earned revelry with co-workers. That is, until they wake up hungover and half-naked on top of the copy machine, covered in Post-it notes and crumpled Four Loko cans, and realize their reputation is ruined.

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Traveling Without Being Groped – One Man’s Journey | SHTF Plan

“Since you are actual police officers and not simply TSA, I am sure you have had much more training on my rights as a U.S. citizen, so you understand what is at stake here. So, am I free to go? Or am I being detained?”

Young Cop answers, “You aren’t being detained, but you can’t go through there.”

“Isn’t that what detaining is? Preventing me from leaving?”

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3 Ways to Avoid Being Behind the 8 Ball

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Courtesy: I.E. Business Press

Video: Quantitative Easing Explained | Credit Writedowns

To those of you who don’t understand what the Federal Reserve Bank is doing to, er, for the economy, this HILARIOUS video is for you. It features two little fluffy characters who speak of the ‘Bernanc’ and explain why the Fed is printing $600BN dollars.

Why? ‘The Goldman Sachs’

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Judge Orders ConnectU To Pay Its Former Lawyers $13 Million In Facebook Case


The lawsuit against Facebook was filed in 2004, and a settlement agreement for both cases was reached in February, 2008, valued at $65 million. In May 2010, it was reported that ConnectU was accusing Facebook of securities fraud on the value of the stock that was part of the settlement, alleging the stock was worth $11 million instead of $45 million that the social networking giant had proclaimed.

The Winklevoss twins and Darendra then moved to get the settlement undone.

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A Look Inside Facebook’s Green Announcements | Computing |

Facebook’s code from one that is easier for developers to write to one that runs more energy efficiently, and it cuts the energy used by its servers by 50 percent.

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