Matthew Dippel was hiking in Yosemite National Park on Oct. 16 when he asked a friend to stand on Taft Point so he could snap a photo of him. While waiting for his friend to reach the popular overlook, Dippel noticed a couple in the distance stepping out on to the rock’s edge. … [Read more...] about Meet the Calif. Couple Behind Epic Yosemite Proposal Photo
But the NYPD is disputing this story. The New York Daily News reports that Sampson was charged on Wednesday with making a false written statement and filing a false report. Police told the outlet that Sampson kept changing his story, and eventually recanted it under questioning. … [Read more...] about Now Police Say EMT Made Up Story of Epic Fight, Stolen Christmas Presents
A landmark legal opinion written by a fabled judge. A titanic battle between forces of the agrarian past and the industrial future. The construction of a gleaming bridge across a winding river in the wilderness – with no roads connecting the bridge on either side. The bridge built in the face of a repudiated contract. A baron of industry. Properties initially developed by North Carolina’s legendary John Motley Morehead. Two separate groups claiming to be the legitimate board of county commissioners. Democrats, Republicans. … [Read more...] about Titanic struggle, North Carolina business, lawyers, history — epic telling of long ago story
He then methodically went through the prosecution’s theory of the case and argued they had presented no evidence to support its theory. Specifically, he mentioned the supposed “spilled drink” at the night club that prosecutors say set Hernandez’s off and caused him to shoot up the victims’ BMW later that night. … [Read more...] about ‘He’s Innocent!’: Jose Baez Gives Epic Defense Closing Argument in Aaron Hernandez Trial (WATCH)
If the concern is income inequality, then perhaps the state may want to look to its own pay practices. According to the Sacramento Bee, the average salary of a state worker in 2012 was $56,800 while the highest paid state employee earned $2,230,000, yielding a ratio of 38 to 1. Is that ratio too high, too low, or just about right and by what criterion is that determined? Whether the ratio is 1:1 or 400:1 tells you nothing about whether the highest paid employee is over or under paid. Moreover, this bill will likely have significant unintended consequences. For example, the bill will create a strong incentive for public companies to reduce the number of low-wage employees by contracting out those positions. The bill will also discourage pay-for-performance compensation arrangements. More importantly, the bill would punish succesful companies with strong stock price performance. However, that may be an intended consequence since … [Read more...] about California Corporate Tax, An Epic Question: Is This Pay Ratio Too Large, Too Small or Just Right?