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  • Fla paper makes unprecidented apology to readers.... (shortened for length)

    10/30/2016 10:12:04 PM PDT · by Bubba Gump Shrimp · 69 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | oct 30 2016 | Carmine Sabia
    A central Florida newspaper has apologized to its readers for the decidedly anti-Donald Trump coverage that has been published during the election. The Daily Commercial published an editorial titled “The media, the election and bias” on Oct. 23 that explained the paper is reliant on wire services for much of its election coverage and those reports are weighted heavily against Trump. “The Daily Commercial hasn’t done enough to mitigate the anti-Trump wave in the pages of this paper,” it wrote. “You deserve a more balanced approach to the coverage of elections and other weighty issues.” Read more:
  • Resolute Forest cuts U.S. newsprint capacity, permanently shuts Georgia machine

    05/05/2016 7:08:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    680 News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Canadian Press
    MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products says it’s permanently shutting down one of its U.S. newsprint machines in response to ongoing challenges in the market. The Montreal-based pulp, paper and lumber producer says its U.S. mills are “especially vulnerable” in the present currency environment, when a strong American dollar weakens their competitive position. Resolute (TSX:RFP) recently announced price increases to its newsprint sales in the United States but doesn’t expect long-term demand to improve, unlike an anticipated recovery in demand for lumber for the U.S. housing market. The company says it anticipates a $20 million expense item will be recorded for...
  • Staedtler erasers help solve mystery of ultra-thin 13th Century parchment

    11/25/2015 11:46:09 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The History Blog ^ | November 25, 2015
    For a short window of about 80 years in the 13th century, small, portable bibles were produced on a large scale to satisfy the needs of the growing mendicant friar community and university students. Both groups needed bibles that were lightweight and easy to transport, a far cry from the large, thick-paged, multi-volume bibles common in scriptoria, libraries, churches and learning institutions. Between around 1220 and 1300, at least 20,000 and possibly as many as 30,000 portable bibles were produced, most of them in Paris, but also elsewhere in France, plus England, Italy and Spain. The university centers of Paris,...
  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 36 replies ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • John Urschel, Ravens Offensive Lineman, Publishes Math Paper

    03/20/2015 11:27:44 PM PDT · by gasport · 49 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/21/15 | Krishnadev Calamur
    John Urschel is an offensive lineman for the NFL Baltimore Ravens whose Twitter handle is @MathMeetsFball. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in math, both with a 4.0 grade-point average. ... We should note, this isn't Urschel's first published math paper. He's also an avid chess player and hopes to be titled.
  • Bill Cosby 'is paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on rape accusers'

    12/28/2014 8:43:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2014 | By Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Bill Cosby has refused to address the scores of rape allegations that have been hurled at him in recent months, but that doesn't mean he isn't working to clear his name. The comedian is allegedly paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of rape, according to a report in the New York Post. A source told the paper that Cosby has hired a Glendale, California, firm to discredit his many alleged victims' stories.
  • When communism sounds good on paper...

    10/20/2014 8:55:26 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 5 replies
    CRASHR ^ | 10-20-14 | The Looking Spoon
    When your an...
  • Homeowner burns down house after deciding to clear prank toilet paper by setting it on fire

    01/21/2014 1:33:29 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 28 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 21, 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    An Alabama woman got more than she bargained for after she tried to clear toilet paper from her yard by setting it on fire and accidently burned down her house. Cheryl Crausewell's home and yard in Dora were TP'd by neighborhood kids on Saturday and the nightmare began when she and her son tried to quickly clear the paper from a tree with fire on Monday. A bit of the flaming toilet paper leaped from the tree, charred most of her yard, whipped around to a backyard barbecue propane tank and eventually engulfed the entire home. Crausewell suspects the propane...
  • Rare Bilderberg Paper Trail Left Behind by Elite Rhodes Scholar

    12/26/2013 8:57:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies ^ | 12/26/13 | 21wire
    The Bilderberg Group meet ever year in June, and although the meeting is attended by heads of state, monarchs, heads of media and finance and captains of industry – the meeting is not open to the press and hidden from public view. Needless to say, these transatlantic power-broker Bilderbergers take a vow of secrecy and never leave a paper trail behind – except for the case of George C. McGhee (photo above). Here’s the story posted by Rundown Live, along with documents and photos that many of you might have missed… . Unusual Bilderberg Documents Uncovered at Georgetown University ....
  • Dead Tree OR Electrons - What are you reading? [Sat. Vanity]

    09/21/2013 6:53:41 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 57 replies
    Self | 09/21/13 | Self
    I have always been a reader and one of my snobbish instincts has been to shun people who do not read. Houses without books or magazines leave me cold. Yet now I realize that I have not bought a dead tree book in months and I have hit that Amazon link "Tell the publisher" many many times! On my iPad I have more than 240 books plus several Bible versions and multiple periodicals. Now I find myself refreshing my mind about a particular passage in a book in minutes instead of almost never. Additionally, I am privileged to be able...
  • China, Japan Sell Most US Paper In Years; Foreign Treasury Holdings At 2013 Lows

    08/15/2013 10:57:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 8/15/13 | Tyler Durden
    And the bid hits just keep on coming. While previously we reported the foreigners as an aggregate class sold the most gross US securities ever in the month of June, we also learned that in June the biggest selling came from America's two largest creditors: China and Japan (excluding the Fed of course, whose P&L losses are now approaching $300 billion in the past 3 months, or would if the Fed marked to anything but unicorns). In June, the two countries combined sold $42 billion, with each selling over $20 billion: the most in years.
  • Judge Jeanine Pirro: USA a Paper Tiger Thanks to Obama, Aug 3,2013

    08/04/2013 10:35:47 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    You Tube via Fox News ^ | 8-3-2013 | Judge Jeanine
    Judge Jeanine Pirro: USA a Paper Tiger Thanks to Obama, Aug 3, 2013
  • Op-Ed: The New York Times is a Crypto-Nazi Paper

    03/13/2013 8:17:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    INN ^ | 3/13/13 | Giulio Meotti
    New York Times articles are not attacking the “occupation” anymore, but the very idea of a Jewish state. The New York Times has become the official paper of Israel’s Western would-be eradicators. Joseph Levine's latest oped argued that Israel has no right to exist and that history should be reversed: “I conclude, then, that the very idea of a Jewish state is undemocratic, a violation of the self-determination rights of its non-Jewish citizens, and therefore morally problematic”. The New York Times' relentless attacks could well play out in ways that indeed attempt to put an end to Israeli sovereignty. According...
  • Obama offered to reestablish full ties with Iran, Israeli paper reports

    10/28/2012 8:31:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10/28/12 | Joshua Davidovich
    Soon after he took office, President Barack Obama began a process ultimately designed to reestablish full US diplomatic relations with Iran, including a reopening of embassies, an Israeli daily reported Sunday. The initiative, part of a wider shift in America’s diplomatic orientation, aimed at reaching understandings with Tehran over suspending its nuclear program, Maariv claimed, citing “two Western diplomats very close to the administration.” The initiative led to at least two US-Iran meetings, the report said. Israel was made aware of the contacts, and opposed them. But Iran rebuffed the “diplomatic hand” offered by the White House, Maariv reported.
  • Freep a Poll! (The eternal debate: Paper or Plastic?)

    07/12/2012 2:39:43 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies ^ | 7-12-12 | Fox News
    What do you think: paper, plastic -- or both? Not sure. Isn't this an issue local governments should decide? Ban plastic, use paper. The environment is too important. Educate, don't legislate. Then let shoppers decide for themselves . Other (post a comment)
  • Freep a Poll! (The eternal debate: Paper or Plastic?)

    07/12/2012 2:39:39 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 5 replies ^ | 7-12-12 | Fox News
    What do you think: paper, plastic -- or both? Not sure. Isn't this an issue local governments should decide? Ban plastic, use paper. The environment is too important. Educate, don't legislate. Then let shoppers decide for themselves . Other (post a comment)
  • A Nation of Paper, Not of Men

    In continuing the dramatic shift from American constitutional democracy to rule by executive fiat that has marked his tenure, President Barack Obama now claims that the illegal aliens, to whom he purports to grant what effectively is amnesty, are “Americans … in every single way but one — on paper.” That is false. They are not Americans under the only thing that matters, the thing the Obama administration has chanted like a mantra — while riding roughshod over – since its very first day in power: the rule of law. The Constitution and congressional statutes are written on parchment. That...
  • Greenpeace says KFC boxes destroy Indonesia forests

    05/30/2012 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies ^ | 05-30-2012 | Staff
    Greenpeace on Wednesday accused global fastfood chain KFC of using paper packaging made using wood from Indonesian rainforests which it said was endangering the habitat of the Sumatran tiger. The environmental group said the chain's trademark chicken buckets and French fry boxes contained timber products from Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), which it described as the country's "notorious forest destroyer". To illustrate their cause, activists placed a giant KFC French fry holder depicting company founder Colonel Sanders holding a chainsaw in his hand and the words "KFC junking the jungle" written below on deforested peatland in Rokan Hilir, Riau province...
  • Lasers can 'unprint' documents

    03/17/2012 3:48:22 PM PDT · by U-238 · 52 replies · 2+ views
    British researchers say they've developed a laser process that can "uncopy" toner ink from paper as an alternative to traditional recycling. Scientists at the University of Cambridge say the process involves short laser pulses to erase words and images by heating the printed material to the point that it vaporizes. The technique works with commonly used papers and toner inks and is more eco-friendly than recycling, they said. "When you fire the laser, it hits the thin toner layer and heats it up until the point that you vaporize it," researcher David Leal-Ayala told the BBC. "Toner is mostly composed...
  • Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint

    12/22/2011 6:12:10 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 33 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/22/11 | By SHANE ROMIG
    BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's senate passed a controversial bill Thursday that gives the government control over newsprint, boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media. The legislation gives the state control over Papel Prensa SA, the country's leading producer of paper used to produce newspapers.
  • New Democrat Coalition to release white paper on health policy priorities (Obamacare $$$)

    12/11/2011 11:47:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/09/11 | KATE NOCERA
    New Democrat Coalition to release white paper on health policy prioritiesBy KATE NOCERA | 12/09/11 9:27 AM EDT NEW DEM COALITION: CH-CH-CHANGEEESSS— A group of centrist House Democrats are set to release a white paper today laying out some policy priorities and goals they have for reforming pieces of the health care system. Among them: a new Medicare payment system that rewards quality, new delivery models that increase efficiency, an FDA approval process that moves more quickly and widespread adoption of health IT systems. New Democrat Coalition health care task force co-leader Rep. Allyson Schwartz said the goal “is to...
  • The Cartel Caught in the Act! 250 Million Oz of Paper Silver Sold in 1 Minute!

    07/21/2011 5:00:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Silver Doctors ^ | 7/21/11 | The Doc
    For those haven't seen the evidence of Tuesday's blatant silver manipulation (which we expected beforehand here), where the cartel sold 250,000,000 paper ounces of silver (1/4th of Global world silver production) in 1 minute to smack down silver, prepare to have your eyes opened. 5 times the volume of all silver mined in the US annually was sold in 1 minute to knock silver below $40. We have said repeatedly to expect the cartel to become more and more like a caged animal as the silver manipulation end game nears.
  • Revolutionary new paper computer shows flexible future for smartphones and tablets

    05/04/2011 8:29:18 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies
    Queen's University ^ | May 4, 2011 | Unknown
    KINGSTON, ONTARIO – The world’s first interactive paper computer is set to revolutionize the world of interactive computing. “This is the future. Everything is going to look and feel like this within five years,” says creator Roel Vertegaal, the director of Queen’s University Human Media Lab,. “This computer looks, feels and operates like a small sheet of interactive paper. You interact with it by bending it into a cell phone, flipping the corner to turn pages, or writing on it with a pen.” The smartphone prototype, called PaperPhone is best described as a flexible iPhone – it does everything a...
  • E Ink develops flashing displays for cloth and Tyvek, experiments with color FMV

    05/04/2011 9:35:46 AM PDT · by Eepsy · 17 replies
    engadget ^ | May 4th 2011 11:45AM | By Amar Toor
    Yesterday, we found out that E Ink Holdings won't be releasing a new electronic paper display until 2012 and now, we know why....
  • Three Afghans held for disrespecting Qur’an (recycled copies into toilet paper)

    04/21/2011 1:14:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Gulf-Times ^ | 4/19/11
    Three Afghans held for disrespecting Qur’anLatest Update: Tuesday19/4/2011 April, 2011, 11:44 PM Three people have been arrested as officials probe claims that a paper mill in Afghanistan recycled copies of the Holy Qur’an into toilet paper, the attorney general’s office said yesterday. Around 1,000 angry demonstrators, some throwing stones, held a protest on Monday at the mill on the outskirts of Kabul, leaving the building partially destroyed. Copies of the Qur’an were found inside the factory, Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said, adding that no-one was injured in the protest. “The attorney general’s office and Kabul police have jointly tasked...
  • LOL: Baby laughing hysterically at ripping paper (VIDEO)

    03/05/2011 10:40:02 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    CBS ^ | 28 Feb 2011 | William Goodman
    If you're having a bad day, stop what you're doing and watch this! Even if you're not having a bad day, you will thoroughly enjoy this truly LOL-worthy video of an 8-month-old baby boy laughing at the sound of paper ripping. In the video we are shown an adorable child laughing as his father rips up pieces of paper. To make the video even better: according to the video's poster the paper was a job rejection letter. UPDATE: The above video did indeed go viral, and the delightful pair have been identified as 33-year-old, stay-at-home dad, Marcus McArthur, and his...
  • Mormon LDS Temple Bishop Recommends

    01/25/2011 3:46:02 PM PST · by Colofornian · 38 replies
    Mormon ^ | 2006 | Charles L. Wood
    The LDS Temple in Mormonism serves a special purpose in the lives of Mormons as it is utilized by church leaders who hold the keys to the Temple as a way to ensure standard ten percent tithing and increased loyalty from members. As outlined in the following paragraphs, members who receive a LDS temple recommend must agree to pay ten percent of their income to the Mormon Church, and agree to follow certain requirements such as being loyal to church leaders. Having a temple recommend also serves as a status symbol, as those without it cannot marry or attend marriage...
  • iPads Could Replace Paper For (Ormond Beach, FL)City Council Meetings

    12/27/2010 10:24:19 AM PST · by greatdefender · 46 replies · 5+ views
    WKMG 6 Orlando ^ | December 27, 2010
    ORMOND BEACH, Fla. -- Some city commissioners in central Florida want to replace the stacks of paper they get before meetings with something more state-of-the-art -- the iPad. Ormond Beach's city commissioners say their plan to have the city buy the mayor and four commissioners iPads will save taxpayers money. Every two weeks, city leaders get stacks of documents before meetings at city hall. Officials say the paper alone costs $1,100 a year. The five iPads could cost around $3,250. It's not the first Florida city to phase out paper. Palm Coast city leaders replaced printed documents with iPads earlier...
  • Obama responds to Japan paper

    11/12/2010 1:10:29 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 11/12/10 | MJ LEE
    The biggest newspaper in the world, Japan’s Yomiuri Shimbun, is reporting that it has received the “first interview granted to the Japanese press” by President Obama. The newspaper said Friday, just before Obama attended a host of economic meetings in Yokohama, that th president had sent in a “written response” the day before to submitted questions. T
  • Toilet paper going tubeless in push to reduce waste

    10/27/2010 8:11:40 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 78 replies · 1+ views
    Toilet paper going tubeless in push to reduce waste AN American toiletries company is trialling tubeless toilet paper in an effort to make the world's most most relied upon bathroom product greener. Manufacturer Kimberly-Clark will introduce Scott Naturals Tube-Free toilet paper at certain Walmart and Sam's Club stores throughout the Northeast of America., USA Today reported. If the product, which will be rolled out in stores next Monday, is well-received by consumers, the company may sell it nationally and globally, according to the report. The company has said the tissue will be just the same but will only be missing...
  • Paper to readers: Comments now cost 99 cents and your name

    07/15/2010 3:11:39 PM PDT · by rawhide · 19 replies ^ | Thu, 07/15/10 - 10:20am. | Paul McNamara
    Anxious to lift an outright ban on comments, The Attleboro (Mass.) Sun-Chronicle has begun requiring two things of online readers who want to leave their thoughts on stories: 99 cents and their real names.The newspaper should expect much criticism from various quarters, but it's a fascinating experiment and a bold response to the endless trolling, vitriol and drivel that is enabled by anonymity in online forums.Pay little attention to the 99 cents; it's not important here. The fee is a one-time payment designed not to generate revenue - this isn't about "saving newspapers" -- but to reliably enable identity verification...
  • Will the Senate see Kagan's long paper trail?

    05/14/2010 11:33:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/14/10 | Byron York
    "We're talking about tens of thousands of pages," says Susan Cooper, spokeswoman for the National Archives and Records Administration. "It's a massive job." Cooper is discussing the work of processing papers from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's two years, 1995 and 1996, in the Clinton White House Counsel's Office. During that time, Kagan, like any overworked staff lawyer, handled a wide variety of issues and wrote or contributed to thousands of memos, e-mails and other documents. Those papers, boxes and boxes of them, are at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, under the supervision of the archives.
  • Newspaper Death Act

    05/05/2010 12:26:27 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 18 replies · 450+ views
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/5/2010 | Russ Harding
    There is no shortage of bad ideas coming out of Lansing. Senate Bill 1285 introduced by Sen. Bruce Patterson, R-Canton, would require customers to pay a deposit on each newspaper they purchase equal to one-half the retail price of the newspaper. The proposed law would operate much like Michigan's bottle deposit law. Newspapers would be required to be returned to a redemption center, with each publisher in the state required to operate at least one such center. What possible benefit to the public could there be in requiring a newspaper deposit? There is certainly no environmental benefit since many Michigan...
  • Very soft toilet paper: Becoming scarce?

    04/22/2010 7:24:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 105 replies · 1,478+ views
    upi ^ | April 22
    WASHINGTON, - An American Chemical Society report says a growing shortage of high-quality paper for recycling is threatening the supply of soft toilet paper. The article by Melody Voith, senior editor of the ACS journal Chemical & Engineering News, explains the decline of newspapers and magazines and the growth of electronic communications have combined to reduce the availability of good white office paper, newsprint and other traditional recyclable paper that has been used to make soft bathroom tissue. Voith explains recycled office paper itself is containing increasing amounts of recycled paper and that, in turn, decreases its usefulness for making...
  • Chicago Paper Runs Racist-Sexist Headline In Election Coverage: “…Make The Chamber A Little ....”

    01/22/2010 11:32:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies · 621+ views
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/22/10 | Andrew Marcus
    The Chicago Reader is running a spread on the candidates vying for the Democrat nomination for Obama’s former Senate seat. The title of the article is quite offensive: readertitle2 What’s at Stake in the Senate Not only could a Democrat help push Obama’s agenda – he or she could make the chamber a little more black, female, gay, or righteous. This is what makes some of us disgusted with Progressive Democrats and their media lap dogs. How is the title of this article in any way true to the spirit of the following quote:
  • Artist with dainty models made using glue, a scalpel, and one sheet of paper (amazing photos)

    12/28/2009 7:49:27 PM PST · by rawhide · 12 replies · 1,740+ views
    DailyMailUK ^ | 24th December 2009 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Artist Peter Callesen proves he is a cut above the rest with these dainty models made using glue, a scalpel - and just one sheet of A4 paper. Peter, 41, cuts intricate patterns from a white sheet of paper and uses the cutout to fold breathtaking designs such as skeletons, insects and buildings. The precision work transforms a piece of paper worth only a few pence into a piece of art that sells for £2,800. Each model takes up to two weeks to sketch, cut and fold. If Peter makes a wrong cut or realises he is unable to achieve...
  • Realistic Sculptures made out of Paper

    12/16/2009 7:29:26 AM PST · by arslion · 9 replies · 878+ views
    Pictures ^ | arslion
    The married couple Allen and Patty Eckman are known for their fine and detailed sculptures made of acid free cast paper. Their art shows mostly sculptures of Indians, but it also includes nature, women, children and animals. The couple have created the sculptures since 1988 and are the only masters of their medium having Eckman Method of Cast Paper Sculpture as their own trademark.
  • Bee exclusive: State's recycled paper trail not so green for climate

    11/09/2009 7:49:03 AM PST · by SmithL · 35 replies · 798+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/9/9 | Tom Knudson
    Near Mark Oldfield's desk at the California Department of Conservation sits a ream of copy paper that is more than a routine office commodity. Made in part from recycled fiber, it is a symbol of the state's green spirit, one ream among thousands backing the department's claim that it is a champion of the environment – and complies with state law requiring it to buy recycled paper. There is a dark side to those sheets of bright, white paper: the part that isn't recycled comes from trees logged in the biologically rich but endangered forests of Indonesia. Oldfield, a public...
  • CBS’s Smith Touts Green Couple Who Lived Year Without Toilet Pape

    10/05/2009 7:39:37 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 83 replies · 2,732+ views ^ | Oct. 5, 2009 | Kyle Drennen
    On Monday’s CBS Early Show, co-host Harry Smith promoted a new book and documentary about a New York City couple that spent a year without modern amenities, such as toilet paper and electricity, to limit their impact on the environment: “This is an amazing saga....when the lights were switched back on, Colin and Michelle clearly saw a year that meant so much more than living without toilet paper.” Smith asked Colin and Michelle Beavan what their “inspiration” was, to which Colin replied: “Concern for the planet. I mean, we were reading so much about global warming happening and we were...
  • NUT-JOB ALERT ! Environmentalist After Soft Toilet Paper.

    09/24/2009 8:13:19 AM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 18 replies · 747+ views
    Washington Post/The Lid ^ | 9/24/09 | The Lid
    OMG ! This environmental movement is getting to be a royal pain in the arse... literally. For those of you who like to use soft plush toilet paper you better hide because the environmentalists are coming after you. According to a report in the WAPO soft toilet paper is a menace "a dark-comedy example of American excess." The reason, they say, is that plush U.S. toilet paper is usually made by chopping down and grinding up trees that were decades or even a century old. They want Americans, like Europeans, to wipe with tissue made from recycled paper goods. European...
  • Paper: The Next Trade Skirmish (After tires, this time BOTH China and Indonesia are targets)

    09/24/2009 1:03:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 353+ views
    Forbes ^ | 9/24/2009 | Hana R. Alberts
    HONG KONG -- A trade tiff over tires may escalate into a full-fledged trade war, with American unions taking on Asian exporters. Three American paper companies, joined by the union that represents their workers, charged on Wednesday that unfair trade practices in China and Indonesia have cost thousands of Americans their jobs by driving down the cost of paper. The three companies plus the United Steelworkers (USW) union submitted petitions to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC). They claimed that certain types of coated paper imported from China and Indonesia have eliminated thousands of American...
  • Stateless boy allowed to leave Thailand for paper aeroplane contest

    09/21/2009 8:52:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 8 replies · 815+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/21/2009
    A boy with no official nationality who lives in Thailand captured third place in a Japanese paper aeroplane contest on Sunday after his tearful pleas to be allowed to attend prompted authorities to grant him a rare temporary passport for the event. Mong Thongdee prepares to let fly during the individual indoor flight competition Mong Thongdee, 12, won a national paper aeroplane championship in Thailand in August 2008 after he threw a plane that flew for 12 seconds, and was later chosen to attend the Japanese contest in Chiba, near Tokyo. But Mong, who lives in Chiang Mai in northern...
  • Super-thin batteries made from paper and algae

    09/16/2009 10:27:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 1,062+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 15 September 2009 | Lewis Brindley
    Algae, paper and salt-water are the key components of thin and flexible new batteries, report Swedish researchers. Cellulose obtained from the bright green Cladophora algae proved to be key to the project, as it boasts a unique nanostructure with a high surface area. Although the batteries have lower voltage and power density than conventional batteries, their low cost and flexibility hold great promise for applications where metal-based batteries are impractical. The research is the product of a collaboration between two teams at Uppsala University in Sweden: Maria Strømme's group, who identified the potential of the algal cellulose, and Leif Nyholm's group, who...
  • Spanish paper calls Holocaust denier Irving 'expert' on WWII

    09/02/2009 6:37:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies · 899+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/2/09 | HERB KEINON
    First the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet cited freedom of the press as its justification for accusing IDF soldiers of harvesting Palestinian organs. Now the Spanish daily El Monde is using the same argument to defend including Holocaust denier David Irving among its list of experts to be interviewed this week to mark 70 years since the start of World War II. An interview with Irving, who served time in an Austrian prison for his Holocaust denial, is scheduled to appear in the paper on Saturday, a day after an interview with Yad Vashem's chairman Avner Shalev.
  • Cash-strapped Cuba says toilet paper running short

    08/08/2009 12:44:30 PM PDT · by Westlander · 44 replies · 1,166+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8-8-2009 | Reuters
    "The corporation has taken all the steps so that at the end of the year there will be an important importation of toilet paper," an official with state conglomerate Cimex said on state-run Radio Rebelde. The shipment will enable the state-run company "to supply this demand that today is presenting problems," he said.
  • 100 Extraordinary Examples of Paper Art[Warning-Heavy Graphics]

    05/31/2009 1:09:21 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 3,466+ views
    Webdesigner Depot ^ | 26 May 2009 | Webdesigner Depot
    Paper art can be traced back to Japan, where it originated over a thousand years ago. From complex paper cutting to book carving, this is an ever expanding area of design that is hardly talked about. These intricate paper designs grace museums and exhibitions throughout the world and is becoming yet another exciting medium of expression for many designers. Some of the artists featured here use simple materials, such as A4 printing paper, while others resort to unexpected materials, such as actual books, as their prime materials. In this article, we’ll take a look at 13 remarkable artists and showcase...
  • Obamabucks! - Because who says the Weimar Republic should have all the fun?

    05/23/2009 5:42:12 PM PDT · by Puddleglum · 4 replies · 544+ views ^ | 05/23/2009 | self
    Just a spoof of our wacky Fearless Leader's economic plan, posted at the link above ( It is mostly graphics or I'd post it here.
  • Paper shortage cripples Ohio court (won't accept new civil, small claims, criminal, traffic cases)

    03/16/2009 3:56:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies · 619+ views
    Moldova .org ^ | 3/16/09
    Paper shortage cripples Ohio courtMarch 16, 2009 An Ohio court says it won't accept new civil, small claims, criminal and traffic cases because it has run out of money for paper. Judge Lee McClelland said the Morrow County Municipal Court that handles the cases has only enough paper left to print hearing notices and other documents for cases already pending, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch reported Monday. Basically, unless they want to provide paper, we can't process anything, McClelland said. A memo written by the judge was sent to officials with law enforcement and the local government explaining that the county...
  • Breaking The War Mentality (by Barack Obama) [Columbia 1983]

    01/29/2009 7:11:57 PM PST · by rxsid · 16 replies · 878+ views
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    Obama College paper on militaryMarch 10, 1983 Breaking The War Mentality (by Barack Obama) [Columbia 1983]
  • USA Today plans $5 Obama paper

    01/09/2009 10:14:27 PM PST · by melt · 65 replies · 1,434+ views ^ | 1/9/09 |
    USA Today, which recently raised its newsstand price from 75 cents to $1, will print a special Obama edition it will sell on newsstands for nearly five times that. The newspaper says it has published a special issue titled “Obama: The Historic Journey” which will be available on newsstands Jan. 8 and will cost $4.95. It includes biographies of both Barack and Michelle Obama and Joe and Jill Biden, excerpts from several key Obama speeches, inaugural stage and parade maps and features on everything from presidential children to First Lady dresses. The $4.95 paper will also contain advertisements, but USA...