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I'd love to see the insurance report on this one 
On Saturday night, a miscommunication between line handlers aboard the containership MSC Ilona and those at terminal 4 in the Port of Baltimore resulted in a pickup truck getting pulled [...]
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Makes me glad I drive a sedan! Hope you and the family are well. We had dinner with your folks last night. They seemed to be in good spirits. Say hi to G and deano"

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"Holden’s 2010 list of things that might go wrong with the project began with this:

1. The tunnel-boring machine gets stuck

Spoiler alert: The machine got stuck.

2. Our plan to deal with a broken machine is inadequate

Spoiler alert: Our plan to deal with the machine is a slow-motion fiasco.

3. The ground caves in

Spoiler alert: … Oh, you get it.
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You would think its inconceivable that a project of this magnitude would be abandoned once started, but reading this makes it sound not only plausible, but like a really good idea.

Several things that are unusual about this project include the WA State law funding it puts the city of Seattle entirely on the hook for any cost overruns and they changed the rules capping requirements on construction bond coverage in order to reduce the overall cost.  In other words, if the existing contractor backs out (eg because they don't think the city is good for the cost overruns), the construction bond won't cover the cost of finishing it.  
Seattle is involved in a slow-motion catastrophe, as construction of a new car-centric tunnel grinds to a halt and cost overruns loom.
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I have google domain invites, if anyone is interested.
Pick a name. A domain name, your address on the Internet, says a lot about who you are and what you do. New domain endings like .guru and .photography can help you find a meaningful address that stands out on the web. Every domain includes easy forwarding, branded email (you@your_company.com), ...
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I'm interested.

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Seattle, all this week. Mostly work stuff but i should be able to squeeze in some fun time

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“Honestly, the fact that we still have bank robberies is sort of perplexing,”
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Apparently they have to start labeling these items as #satire  now ...
 
+Andy Borowitz: Boehner Calls Obama’s Practice of Accomplishing Things Unconstitutional. #satire  
“If you stubbornly continue to take actions that result in tangible outcomes, you will be very, very sorry.”
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Pretty weather in PIT
 Images from this post can be purchased HERE I'm just going to get right to the point: Last night was easily one of the most amazing nights of shooting that I've ever had.  With another round of storms set to make their way into Pittsburgh, I made the decision to head up to Mt.…
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Sometimes the code wins ...
The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more starring Dilbert, Dogbert, Wally, The Pointy Haired Boss, Alice, Asok, Dogbert's New Ruling Class and more.
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Oh, this just keeps getting better. From the guy who wrote the original 2010 article (the one that began "You’re about to get fucked, Seattle.”) - 

"Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess said something yesterday that should scare Seattle residents shitless. Shortly after a council meeting with state highway officials who run the deep-bore tunnel project, Burgess said in a statement: "There's no turning back at this point. The entire Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project must be completed.”

"This—this—is how megaprojects turn into boondoggles: Politicians say they’re willing to keep throwing money at a construction project no matter how much it costs, no matter how long it takes, regardless of how much the facts change or how bad the news gets. That’s preposterous.

Burgess said something else preposterous: “The tunnel project is 70 percent completed.”

"The tunnel project appears 70 percent complete the same way the Donner Party's trip to California was 70 percent complete."
Greg StumpNow is the time to ask some hard questions about the tunnel. Here are seven to start with. Seattle City Council president Tim Burgess...
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Detroit is now in the third world.
Residents’ taps are dry while stadiums and golf courses have service.
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I've been waiting/hoping for this a long time.
 
Starting to test Google Domains

It's 2014 and it seems obvious, but across laptops, tablets and mobile devices, a website is one of the first places people go to find information about a business. But amazingly, our research shows that 55% of small businesses still don't have one. 

So as we explore ways to help small businesses succeed online (through tools like Google My Business [http://goo.gl/Ajvbn5] ), we thought it made sense to look more closely at the starting point of every business’s online presence - a website. And that starts with a domain name.

We’re beginning to invite a small number of people to kick the tires on Google Domains [http://goo.gl/pHvjoO], a domain registration service we’re in the process of building. Businesses will be able to search, find, purchase and transfer the best domain for their business - whether it’s .com, .biz, .org, or any of the wide range of new domains that are being released to the Web. 
 
Google Domains isn’t fully-featured yet, but we’re giving a small group of people the ability to buy and transfer domains through it and send feedback on their experience. (You currently need an invitation code to do so, sorry!) We want input on all the ways we can help make finding, buying, transferring and managing a domain a simple and transparent experience. We also want to make sure our customer support and infrastructure works flawlessly, and that we have the right additional services (like mobile website creation tools and hosting services from a range of providers, as well as domain management support). We're working with some of the top website building providers like +Shopify, +Squarespace, +Weebly, and +Wix.com  to help make that happen.

While we’re still building out all of the features, our goal is to make Google Domains more widely available soon. You can check out the first cut of what we’re working on at www.google.com/domains.
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