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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of firewall.


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  • 2-The state transpo department budget is firewalled from the state general budget.

    Priorities « PubliCola

  • Once his momentum from NH was "firewalled" in SC, he didn't have the money in the other states to get out the vote.

    Rothenberg: Rudy Can't Win

  • The Right has to recognize that the forces of the market cannot be "firewalled" off from cultural change.

    Marriage and the State in the New York Times - The Austrian Economists

  • According to the New York Post, Ellison has offered to create a separate entity within a combined Oracle/Sun to house MySQL which would be "firewalled" off from the rest of the company, possibly with its own board of directors.


  • In other words, the government runs a "virus check"; the bad debts are "firewalled"; and with the confidence that the system is somewhat clean again, it reboots the entire system through recapitalization.

    Dublin Opinion

  • Well, this is what a lot of people do in life to stay sane when they are barraged with losses from all direction: 11 straight defeats; campaign in debt; reliable donors of the past are showing concerns; previously promised super-delegates, the last hope of the campaign, are abandoning to support Obama; even the "firewalled" Texas and Ohio now seem shaky (one of the local campaign co-chairs in South Texas whom she praised in her speech was spotted dancing jovially at Obama's rally).

    Hillary: "Shame On You, Barack Obama"

  • I would hope that it reinforces how important it is for funding sources to be firewalled from editorial decisions.

    Amid anger, regret over Williams's firing, NPR staffers fear financial backlash

  • "Something we might want to consider is the creation of a qualified individual that would represent the industry, oversee the response, have access to the resources, but basically would be firewalled from any fiduciary link back to the shareholders, almost putting the resources in trust, and having them executed by an industry expert," said Thad Allen.

    Gulf Oil Spill Point Man Calls for Changes to Law for Future Response

  • So while most small toymakers had no idea this law was coming down the pike until it was too late, Mattel spent $1 million lobbying for a little provision to be included in the CPSIA permitting companies to test their own toys in “firewalled” labs that have won Consumer Product Safety Commission approval.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Regulating the Process, not Actual Safety

  • My friends at DCTripwire firewalled tell me the likely causes of this delay are twofold:

    Lawrence G. McDonald: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's Days Are Numbered, But It's a Big Number


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