Saturday, November 29, 2008

SA 'heroes' save Mumbai hostages

A team of South African bodyguards have been explaining how they led 120 hostages to safety from a hotel seized by gunmen in the Indian city, Mumbai.

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Raise Your Hand If You Feel Sorry For the Detroit Lions

Chris Johnson was untouched on a short run to the outside and a long gain up the middle. The two plays were symbolic of the canyon-like gap between the once-beaten Tennessee Titans and the winless Detroit Lions.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Oddly Endurant Sarah Palin/Turkey Slaughter Story Continues

That funny but completely unimportant thing from last week in which Sarah Palin pardoned a turkey and then gave a teevee interview with a turkey being sliced ‘n’ diced in the background… well the American people are intent to know as much as possible about it!

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IMF chief: Worst yet to come for global financial crisis

The IMF's chief economist has warned that the global financial crisis is set to worsen and that the situation will not improve until 2010, a report said Saturday.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Facebook's Land Grab in the Face of a Downturn

The social-networking site is moving aggressively to sign up more users around the world while much of Silicon Valley hunkers down

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65 Fake Twitter Profiles With Hilarious Tweets

People snatch up almost every profile name of celebrities, politicians, musicians, athletes, and even fictional characters. What follows is a list of some of of these profiles. bio’s, funny Twits, and funny profile background pictures. Enjoy.

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How news sources can serve readers and save themselves

Great story.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Indian navy sinks suspected pirate "mother" ship

An Indian naval vessel sank a suspected pirate "mother ship" in the Gulf of Aden and chased two attack boats into the night, officials said Wednesday, yet more violence in the lawless seas where brigands are becoming bolder and more violent.

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Cannabis 'could stop dementia in its tracks'

Cannabis may help keep Alzheimer's disease at bay. In experiments, a marijuana-based medicine triggered the formation of new brain cells and cut inflammation linked to dementia. The researchers say that using the information to create a pill suitable for people could help prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's.

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God and Evolution Can Co-exist, Scientist Says

A scientist is going public with his Christian belief in God and acceptance of evolution, in the wake of the Dover trial and recent, high-profile scholarly writings that have highlighted the contradictions between religiosity and science.

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First panels of Jonestown memorial unveiled

On the 30th anniversary of the Jonestown disaster Tuesday, organizers of an annual memorial service displayed the first panels of a 36-foot-long stone wall that is to be inscribed with the names of more than 900 victims of the violence in Guyana.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Is the panic over Detroit real? (Scripting News)

On an NPR show yesterday they had people calling in from Michigan. They sounded very clear, not angry, not a lot of fear in their voices, but the things they were saying scared me -- towns where everyone is out of work, and no one is able to sell their house, nowhere to go, savings being depleted, wondering what happens when they're gone

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Rather’s Lawsuit Shows Role of G.O.P. in Inquiry

Evidence seems to support Dan Rather’s assertion that CBS wanted its investigation into a segment about President Bush’s National Guard service to mollify critics.

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After Obama's win, white backlash festers in US

The Christian Science Monitor - In rural Georgia, a group of high-schoolers gets a visit from the Secret Service after posting "inappropriate" comments about President-elect Barack Obama on the Web. In Raleigh, N.C., four college students admit to spraying race-tinged graffiti

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Some See Big Problem in Wisconsin Drinking

In a state that leads the nation in binge drinking and drunk driving, a new campaign assails lenient laws and a mindset that celebrates getting drunk.

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Dad Chains Himself To Meter To Save Daughter on Life Support

In a desperate attempt to prevent his power from being turned off, a father chained himself to the meter outside his home saying his daughter, who requires a feeding tube and other electrical equipment, could die. The family owed $2,000 dollars in bills, and an anonymous donor has since paid off the debt after the father's heroics.

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Friday, November 14, 2008

The Daily Dish - Andrew Sullivan - And Still They Thunder

I've been a little taken aback by the news that gun sales have rocketed in red states since Obama was elected. Watching O'Reilly and reading Drudge lately has also been a bit of a revelation. A reader sums it up...

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

At Home with John Cleese

Vinvin from Seesmic enjoys a tour of John Cleese's Californian cottage. Contains cats, a lion, a giraffe, a rabbit, a dog and a frog.

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Open Letter to President-Elect Obama from Pro-Life Leader

One of the men who started the evangelical pro-life movement offers advice to President Obama on how to heal the culture wars.

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Blackwater likely to be fined millions in Iraq weapons case

Charged with illicit arms trafficking with some of the weapons are believed to have ended up on the country's black market, but no criminal charges have been filed in the case.No charges, no arrests, no contracts canceled and any fines will be added to the next contract amount, no doubt. War is a racket!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Democrat Mark Begich Ahead by 814 Votes in Alaska

Indicted Republican Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska fell behind his Democratic rival, Mark Begich, on Wednesday, as ballot counting continued in one of the nation’s most closely fought Senate races. Mr. Begich, the mayor of Anchorage, led Mr. Stevens by just 814 votes after about 57,000 additional ballots were counted on Wednesday.

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Obama to pioneer Web outreach as president (AP)

Transition officials call it Obama 2.0 — an ambitious effort to transform the president-elect's vast Web operation and database of supporters into a modern new tool to accomplish his goals in the White House. If it works, the new president could have an unprecedented ability to appeal for help from millions of Americans

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Georgia said Monday he fears that President-elect Obama will establish a Gestapo-like security force to impose a Marxist or fascist dictatorship.

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Alaska Update: Thousands of Ballots 'Found'

One-third of ballots remain uncounted

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Bailouts don't work - Wall Street continues to dive

Wall Street caved in to its economic anxieties and closed lower Monday, giving up an early rally over a stimulus package in China and refocusing on the acute pullback in spending that is pummeling U.S. companies. Despite the spin from analysts, the market recognizes that a problem created by a debt inflated bubble won't be solved by more debt.

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The Federal Reserve is refusing to identify the recipients

By: Ian Welsh Monday November 10, 2008 3:30 pm Apparently Bernanke, that wonderful bipartisan soul who is so competent and wonderful that everyone in the village thinks Obama should leave him in charge is refusing to identify who got almost 2 trillion dollars of Fed cash. Bloomberg News is suing to find out. Personal

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Gore urges US to try for 100% renewable energy within 10 yrs

"We can do that," he said during the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco last Friday. "The declaration from President [John F] Kennedy that we would land a man on the moon and bring him back safely was thought by many to be impossible."

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Miriam Makeba, Singer and Activist, Dies at 76

ROME (AP) -- Miriam Makeba, the South African singer known to fans worldwide as ''Mama Africa'' who became an international symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle, died early Monday after performing a concert in southern Italy, a hospital said. She was 76.

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500+ Death Threats: Fears grow for Barack Obama's security

The secret service is reported to have already investigated more than 500 death threats against Mr Obama during the presidential election contest. Last month, two neo-Nazi skinheads were arrested for conspiring to assassinate Mr Obama.

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Saturday, November 8, 2008 - The Perils of 'Populist Chic'

What the rise of Sarah Palin and populism means for the conservative intellectual tradition.

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Ron Paul Rated #1 in Congress for Tech-Related Proposals

Out of all 535 representatives in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Ron Paul (TX) is rated number one for tech-related proposals, scoring 88.24%. Sen. John McCain (AZ) scores 38.46%, and Sen. Barack Obama (IL) scores 33.33%.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Praying with the President-elect

(CNN) — Before he delivered his victory speech on Tuesday night in Chicago, President-elect Barack Obama took a call and bowed his head in prayer. Dr. Joel Hunter, pastor of Northland Church in Orlando, Florida and Otis Moss Jr. from Mount Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio joined him in that prayer.

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Commentary: My father, George Wallace, and Barack Obama

I heard a car door slam behind me and turned to see an elderly but spry woman heading my way. "I know your Daddy must be rolling over in his grave." I assumed that she had not bothered to notice the Barack Obama sticker on my bumper.

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Keith Olbermann Reacts To SNL Sketch

Keith Olbermann reacted to the "SNL" sketch in which Ben Affleck portrayed him as a cat-loving pompous freak Monday night, and also to a report that the McCain campaign was "tickled" by the sketch.

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Mr. Ayers’s Neighborhood

"I barely knew Obama"

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CNN Hologram TV First

This is why I watch CNN.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Barack Obama for President

"I endorse Barack Obama because I will not give up on America, because I believe in America, and in her constitution and decency and character and strength."

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The Blogger Behind the Obama Hit Job

TIME tracks a key source of Jerome Corsi's anti-Obama book all the way to a Tex-Mex restaurant in Malaysia

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McCain Rep Admits No Instances of Voter Fraud

Member of the Republicans' Own 'Honest and Open Election Committee' is a Bit Too Open and Honest in Interview with 'Politico'... Concedes they have no evidence of "voter fraud", only fear-mongering...

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The McCain Surge: Pipe Dreams or Prescience?

The McCain Surge: Pipe Dreams or Prescience?

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

My wife made me canvas for Obama; here's what I learned

"This election is not about major policies. It's about hope.Let me make it clear: I'm pretty conservative. I grew up in the suburbs. I voted for George H.W. Bush twice, and his son once. I was disappointed when Bill Clinton won, and disappointed he couldn't run again. "

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Judge Orders Bush Administration To Produce Wiretap Memos

A judge has ordered the Justice Department to produce White House memos that provide the legal basis for the Bush administration's post-Sept. 11 warrantless wiretapping program.

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Hey Media! Forget the Polls! Look at the Predictive Markets

Two days before the election, I call upon the media to dump the polls. Forget the discussions of the Bradley effect or the reverse Bradley effect and go to something that while not infallible, has proven much more reliable than polls. Look at the predictive markets!

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Hawaii Verifies Obama's Birth Certificate - GENUINE

HONOLULU -- The state's Department of Health director on Friday released a statement verifying the legitimacy of Sen. Barack Obama birth certificate.

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Docs show how 2004 Ohio voting routed through GOP servers

Newly obtained computer schematics provide further detail of how electronic voting data was routed during the 2004 election from Ohio’s Secretary of State’s office through a partisan Tennessee web hosting company. A network security expert with high-level US government clearances says the documents raise troubling questions.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Last minute smear by Republicans ties Obama and Ayers NOT

Two prominent Republicans tried to hire Dr Peter Millican, a philosophy don at Hertford College, Oxford to smear Sen. Barack Obama near the end of the 2008presidential campaign.

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Palin's medical records not made public

What is Palin hiding? Oct. 31: Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has not yet released her medical records, despite repeated media requests. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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