Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

Blockbuster: Warren ancestors rounded up Cherokees for Trail of Tears

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/08/Elizabeth-Warren-Ancestor-Trail-of-Tears

Jonathan Crawford, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford’s husband and apparently Ms. Warren’s great-great-great grandfather, served in the East Tennessee Mounted Infantry Volunteer Militia commanded by Brigadier General R. G. Dunlap from late 1835 to late 1836. While under Dunlap’s command he was a member of Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion, and Captain Richard E. Waterhouse’s Company.

 

These were the troops responsible for removing Cherokee families from homes they had lived in for generations in the three states that the Cherokee Nations had considered their homelands for centuries: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.  

heloise8:

I use scottrade and they will have FB too.

Originally posted on Business & Money:

Giant online discount brokerage E-Trade has begun offering its retail clients a slice of Facebook‘s highly-anticipated IPO, making good on Mark Zuckerberg‘s desire to give casual investors the chance to participate in the red-hot stock offering. E-Trade customers can now place a conditional order for Facebook shares at the company’s IPO Center, but the actual amount of stock they stand to receive will depend on the size of E-Trade’s overall allocation, and the number of clients who express interest. E-Trade declined to comment on the offering.

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Originally posted on Fortune Management & Career Blog:

Clicking the “like” button isn’t speech protected by the First Amendment, a judge ruled. Some legal experts, however, wonder if the judge understood what liking actually implies.

FORTUNE — Applying old laws to new technology can be tricky. Earlier this year, the blogosphere was buzzing about an unresolved lawsuit over who owns business-related Twitter followers, the employee or the company. Now comes a decision in the U.S. District Court for Eastern Virginia that tackled a different issue: Can an employee be sacked for liking something (or someone) on Facebook?

The facts in a nutshell: In Bland v. Roberts, Bobby Bland and four coworkers in the sheriff’s department in Hampton, Va., clicked the “like” button on the Facebook page of Jim Adams, who was running against their boss, Sheriff B.J. Roberts, in 2009. Roberts won, and promptly fired all five, citing budget constraints, unsatisfactory work performance, and a lack of…

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Originally posted on 24/7 Wall St.:

In the land of telecom and communications equipment and services, perhaps Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) is only the second worst company of the last decade of the old one-stop leaders.  At least it has Nortel to point to as the worst.  Alcatel-Lucent has been a disaster for shareholders and today’s latest earnings report is not going to make matters much better.  Back when the Alcatel and Lucent merger was announced there was a huge concern over the advantages that the French company would get because of that massive patent portfolio of Bell Labs.  But it seems nothing can help Alcatel-Lucent.  Things sound good on the surface because of a small profit, but there is very little good news in the earnings report.

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