John DeFeo, [writing for The Street](http://www.thestreet.com/story/11256619/1/why-you-should-listen-to-warren-not-buffett.html): > The reason for Elizabeth Warren’s newfound internet stardom is simple. She was able to articulate — in a few words — what the Democratic Party has been unable to communicate for years.
This is a must-watch video of Elizabeth Warren aggressively rebutting the GOP’s “class warfare” charge that has gone viral across the Internet. Once you see it, you’ll understand why:
Matthew Panzarino, [writing for The Next Web](http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/09/21/amazon-responds-to-complaints-about-poor-working-conditions-in-warehouses/): > We reached out to Amazon to see if it had any thoughts regarding these claims and it replied to us with this statement: > > At Amazon, the safety and well-being of our employees is our number one priority. We have several procedures in place to ensure the safety of our associates during the summer heat, including increased breaks, shortened shifts, constant reminders and help about hydration, and extra ice machines. > > Our fulfillment team was dealing with record hot temperatures this past summer. We have air conditioning in some FC’s – Phoenix, AZ for example — but we haven’t historically had air conditioning in our east coast fulfillment centers. We’re in the process of…
Spencer Soper, reporting for The Morning Call on the working conditions in Amazon’s Allentown, PA warehouse: > During summer heat waves, Amazon arranged to have paramedics parked in ambulances outside, ready to treat any workers who dehydrated or suffered other forms of heat stress. Those who couldn’t quickly cool off and return to work were sent home or taken out in stretchers and wheelchairs and transported to area hospitals. And new applicants were ready to begin work at any time. > An emergency room doctor in June called federal regulators to report an “unsafe environment” after he treated several Amazon warehouse workers for heat-related problems. The doctor’s report was echoed by warehouse workers who also complained to regulators, including a security guard who reported…
More info at [Capital Weather Gang](http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/post/tornado-or-waterspout-seen-in-ocean-city-maryland/2011/09/15/gIQAkTJQVK_blog.html#pagebreak).
Two links courtesy of [John](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/09/13/fan-noise) [Gruber](http://daringfireball.net/linked/2011/09/13/renault).
From the [This Is My Next review](http://thisismynext.com/2011/09/13/windows-8-tablet-photos-video-preview/) of the new Samsung Windows 8 Tablet:
> However, fan noise is very noticeable, as is the heat coming out of the top vent, and a fast boot doesn’t excuse the slow wake-up times compared to ARM-based cellphones and tablets.
As John pointed out, it sounds similar to this commercial:
I had read this compelling piece a few weeks ago but had been procrastinating about posting a link as it sat stagnating in my Instapaper queue. If you haven’t read this article yet, please do so now. Nicholas Schmidle, [writing for The New Yorker](http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/08/110808fa_fact_schmidle?currentPage=all): > Four months after Obama entered the White House, Leon Panetta, the director of the C.I.A., briefed the President on the agency’s latest programs and initiatives for tracking bin Laden. Obama was unimpressed. In June, 2009, he drafted a memo instructing Panetta to create a “detailed operation plan” for finding the Al Qaeda leader and to “ensure that we have expended every effort.” Most notably, the President intensified the C.I.A.’s classified drone program; there were more missile strikes inside Pakistan…
> Here’s some more creative space photography from Ron Garan, who’s currently on board the International Space Station.
> Garan and several other astronauts have teamed up for the pFragile Oasis project](http://www.fragileoasis.org/), to share the perspective of Earth that they see from orbit. This time-lapse sequence is apparently a sneak peek at a longer version. The Peter Gabriel song, if you’re racking your brain, was used in the Pixar film Wall-E.
One Michigan woman’s [horrible experience](http://shebshi.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/some-real-shock-and-awe-racially-profiled-and-cuffed-in-detroit/) about being racially profiled by some goober passenger on the plane and then having her rights violated by federal agents: > Silly me. I thought flying on 9/11 would be easy. I figured most people would choose not to fly that day so lines would be short, planes would be lightly filled and though security might be ratcheted up, we’d all feel safer knowing we had come a long way since that dreadful Tuesday morning 10 years ago. > But then armed officers stormed my plane, threw me in handcuffs and locked me up.