The Swedish company’s latest feat of vehicular insanity — the Agera One:1 boasts more horsepower and a higher top speed than a McLaren, Porsche, and production Ferrari — and even the Bugatti Veyron.
If the company’s figures are proven to be true, then that means the Agera One:1 will be able to achieve a top speed of 280mph (450.62km/h) and produce an astonishing 1322bhp. — “>More.
Frequent business traveler Cam Marston of Mobile, Ala., says the most efficient security screening checkpoints are at big-city airports such at New York’s LaGuardia.
“The bigger the airport, the more efficient the checkpoints,” says Marston, who speaks about business trends at seminars and flew on about 125 flights last year. “The focus is on getting the passengers through the lines and to their flights. Small airports are more focused on finding reasons to stop passengers.” — More.
I’d grade our extensive experiences with both TYS (Knoxville) and DCA (Reagan National) airports as at least an A-.
@girlscouts “I’ll just eat two Thin Mints and save the rest for later,” said no one ever.
Sources: City Paper Twitter, Facebook shut down by Scott Lynett of Times Shamrock. He mad about us telling you about previous censorship. — More.
My Princess. Hard to believe she’ll be 10 on St. Patrick’s Day. The pic was taken in Florida over Christmas. She gets her ‘tude from her mother.
Oh, btw, I’m back after battling tech difficulties for a month. Thanks to Jack Lail, SayUncle and Les Jones for their assistance.
Taken early this afternoon.
The whole thing seemed too smart and feisty and multigenerational to live, at least in this country. But it’s not presented by a scratchy nonprofit; it’s run by AC Entertainment, one of the founders and producers of the enormous Bonnaroo festival, and manager-operator of those historic Knoxville theaters. It has a fighting chance. — More.
As the NYT has noted before, pull up a “couch” and enjoy.
(Via Mayor Rogero and Jennifer Lawson)
Thousands in Tennessee left out of health care protection
“I’m in a wheelchair, and I’m going blind,” the 51-year-old Cleveland, TN., woman said. “I’ve been trying to get on disability. … It’s not easy. If you don’t have health insurance, you can’t even get in to see a doctor.” — More.
The ESPN college football analyst is getting hammered on Twitter. The spit fest is trending as of this posting.
@ChrisASchneider 9m High-def has not been good to Lee Corso.
@Stephen_Saenz 12m Looks like Lee Corso is the official sprinkler system of the National Championship
ॐ IG @ShazamBomb
@EQNUMBER1 14m - I love Lee Corso but I’m sure Fowler, Herbstreit, and Desmond Howard are covered in spit.
@gmartlive 20m - Am I the only one watching Lee Corso spit like Daffy Duck on College Gameday right now?
But it’s also worth taking a step back and looking at the broader disaster of long-term unemployment in the United States. Here are seven reasons why this issue still very much matters:
# Long-term unemployment is still at its highest level since World War II.
# The ranks of the long-term unemployed include all types of workers, according to a survey by the Urban Institute. There are young workers who have been out of work for more than 27 weeks. Married workers with kids. Older workers. College-educated workers. High-school dropouts. The problem touches nearly every demographic group you can think of.
# It’s possible that the long-term unemployed are simply less employable. But there’s also evidence that businesses actively discriminate against these workers. In one recent study, Rand Ghayad of the Boston Fed sent out a flurry of fictitious résumés to different employers, tweaking some of the characteristics of the applicants. He found that most employers won’t even look at the résumés of the long-term unemployed, even if they’re otherwise perfectly suitable.
# All this long-term unemployment is destroying the U.S. economy. Earlier this year, three economists at the Federal Reserve published an unsettling paper arguing that the long-term productive capacity of the U.S. economy has been greatly diminished. The reason? Long-term unemployment: — Much more.
Pretty much the way I see it from my vantage point. Don’t believe all the rhetoric spewed out on TV news.