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Mamata to attend meeting on women’s quota bill

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee will attend a meeting of all political parties in the Lok Sabha on the women’s reservation bill here Monday, a Trinamool Congress leader said Saturday.
The Trinamool Congress, the second largest party in the Congress-led ruling coalition, had abstained from voting on the women’s quota bill in the Rajya Sabha March 9.
“Mamataji [...] Continue reading Mamata to attend meeting on women’s quota bill

In what could further clip the powers of Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari , the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional Reforms (PCCR) has signed the draft of the 18th Constitution Amendment bill.
The Amendment bill proposes the transfer of powers from the Presidency to Parliament and the Prime Minister House.
The Parliamentary committee led by Mian Raza Rabbani [...] Continue reading Zardari’s powers clipped by ‘historic’ 18th Constitution Amendment bill draft

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has called for an all-party meeting over the Women’’s Reservation Bill on April 5 before it is tabled in the upcoming session of the Parliament.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has called for countrywide protests against the Bill next month, saying that the legislation was against Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar’’s ideology [...] Continue reading Pranab Mukherjee calls for all-party meeting over Women’’s Reservation Bill

Bill Paxton Pinball by: BenHeck.com

UN1818 260x195 Bill Paxton Pinball by: BenHeck.com

It is based off the endlessly quotable films of Bill Paxton and thus is called… get this… Bill Paxton Pinball. (Very creative, I know)

Aside from “stock” items such as flippers and solenoids it has been completely manufactured from scratch. Most of the artwork is from his movies and has been assembled in stylized montage form as is typical for a pinball machine. It is controlled by a single Parallax Propeller CPU which runs PCM audio music & voice clips as well as handling game logic, I/O and driving the custom LED display. [He] did the mechanical design, layout, construction & programming all myself, except for the sound player libraries that [Ben] got off the Parallax Object exchange website.

[He] prepared all sorts of stuff for people to check out, so please check out the links.

w16501 260x195 Florida Film Incentive Bill Could Deny Tax Credits to Films with ‘Non traditional Family Values’

While many countries offer direct public financing for films, in the United States the primary form of public film funding comes through tax credits.

The state of Florida is considering a new tax incentive bill to draw film production to the state, and a provision in the bill would allow denial of tax breaks to films that feature ‘non-traditional family values.’ What does that phrase mean, exactly? No one knows.

As the Palm Beach Post reports, the $75m bill is a priority for the state’s Republican majority in the House, and has already passed through one committee with unanimous approval. The House Finance and Tax Council, is next. If approved, the state’s allowance for a 2% tax break for ‘family-friendly’ films would become a 5% break, and films could be disallowed on the basis of a very vague language.

Read more: WTF: Florida Film Incentive Bill Could Deny Tax Credits to Films with ‘Non-traditional Family Values’ | /Film http://www.slashfilm.com/2010/03/08/wtf-florida-film-incentive-bill-could-deny-t…