What are the best songs about snow? The weather outside is frightful to some, but others love nothing more than belting out winter classics when winter arrives. Here are our top picks for snow-related songs as white blankets continue to coat the country. … [Read more...] about Can it be too cold to snow, how does snow form and what are the best puns and songs out there?
Call and response songs
Patriotism as a feeling comes from within, and is not something that can be generated by force and compulsion. However, as of late, it seems the Courts show disagreement over this emotive understanding of the concept. The High Court order unlike the National Anthem order, provides for non-participation in singing, if ‘valid reasons exist’. However, all of us in the past have seen that it is safer to give in to the compulsion than justifying one’s reasons, no matter how justifiable they may in fact be. The need of the hour is for the Indian judiciary to refrain from entering the moral and rather subjective compass of instilling patriotism in the public. By in fact rendering such orders, what the judiciary is instead doing is diluting whatever patriotism may exist. It is only if the Courts act responsibly and follow the word of the Constitution, respecting the federal character of the document, do we perhaps stand to gain in the longer run. … [Read more...] about Everything Wrong With The Madras HC Order, Directing Singing Of National Song
In an interview with the local Fox affiliate, he said his grievances had to do with people on welfare being supported by taxpayers in general. He then offered a personal grievance by sharing an anecdote about apparently being passed over for promotion by a black co-worker–who he claimed doesn’t work nearly as hard as himself. … [Read more...] about ‘White Lives Matter’ Rally Drowned Out By Protesters Playing Beyoncé Songs
On November 2012, federal prosecutors charged Matthew Martoma with the “most lucrative insider trading scheme ever.5” Mr. Martoma was a former portfolio manager at CR Intrinsic, a unit of SAC Capital Advisors – the hedge fund helmed by billionaire Steven A. Cohen.6 Mr. Martoma made more than $276 million dollar by trading illegal information he obtained from Dr. Sidney Gilman, who was in charge of clinical trials for an Alzheimer drug developed by the Elan Corporation and Wyeth.7 Dr. Gilman was also consultant for Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) – an expert network firm - and earned a $1,000 per hour for his consultation.8 According to the complaint, Mr. Martoma and Dr. Gilman circumvented GLG’s compliance mechanisms and exchanged material non-public information about the clinical drug trials.9 Although GLG was not mentioned in the complaint, “this is cold comfort to the expert network industry, which is once again being … [Read more...] about The Siren Song of Securities: The Perils of Expert Networks & The Risks of Insider Trading
As he hitchhiked around the country in 1940, Woody Guthrie got sick of hearing Irving Berlin’s patriotic hit “God Bless America” on car radios and jukeboxes. So the itinerant folk singer penned his own anthem in response—with lyrics that challenged the concept of private property. He called the song “This Land.” Five years later, Guthrie included the lyrics in a booklet of 10 songs he’d written. He printed copies and put a 25-cent price on the cover—along with “Copyright 1945 W. Guthrie.” … [Read more...] about Lawsuits aim to put iconic folk songs back in the public domain