Korcula,Croatia….. It seems like a good time to be out of the country. From this little medieval town of Korcula on a small island, purportedly the home of Marco Polo (Venice and Genoa had a whopper of a sea battle near here on September 9, 1298), the antics of modern day America seem strange…. Kanye

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It’s looking grim for “the public option” in healthcare reform. Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, is a key potential swing vote in the Senate on healthcare reform. Snowe today said there is “no way” a healthcare reform with a public option can pass out of the Senate:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid= … Sy1YRWktbc And yet some Democratic progressives appear determined

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I love the internet. I can be here in Hvar, Croatia, on holiday, with an espresso in one hand and gelato in the other, meanwhile reading the latest newsworthy bits about California. Cafe wi-fi is sweet. Yachts pull up and depart, as a steady stream of Italians and Croats from Split and Zagreb sit in

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Folks in Sacramento call it The Lake. You may know it as Tahoe. The nation’s second deepest lake, the summer Tahoe features a handful of snowy peaks and mahogany Gar Wood and Carlo Riva “woodie” runabout boats as well as gorgeous hiking and biking trails and classic watering holes. It’s here, at nearby Squaw Valley,

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There’s word today that Governor Schwarzenegger is threatening a third state employee furlough day. Despite “user funding”, only some SCIF employees are currently exempted from thecurrent two day furlough. A three day furlough would further slow business at the state’s Workers’ CompensationAppeals Boards. User funding is not saving the WCAB from pain. As of Friday

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