Friday, February 27, 2009

Sarah Palin Takes Center Stage: Tax Issue

Gov. Sarah Palin's agreement to reimburse the state for trips her children took at government expense does not address potential tax problems she might face for charging Alaska thousands of dollars for their travel

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Iraq Withdrawal Plan Gains G.O.P. Support

President Obama is to announce that he would pull combat forces out by August 2010 while leaving behind a residual force of 35,000 to 50,000 troops.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Teenager Audio Test - Can You Hear This Sound?

This sound can generally only heard by people under the age of 25. It has been used as a deterrent device to keep teenagers from loitering in malls and shops, and sounds similar to a buzzing mosquito. Typically the longer you listen to it, the more annoying it gets.

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Why the Twitter Haters Are Wrong

If you choose to seek out and follow narcissistic, insecure, shallow, self-indulgent people who insist on sharing every mundane detail of their pointless lives, there’s something wrong with you, not the Twitter service. To focus on shallow users is to pretend that you didn’t choose to follow them.

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Safari 4 Beta Still Slower than Google Chrome

But bling, eye candy, and nice helper features make Safari a good choice. And the performance difference, it should be said, is too small to be noticeable in everyday browsing.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Brazilian "Land of Twins" May Be Caused By Nazi Eugenics

Geneticists have no solid explanation for the 38 pairs of twins among about 80 German families living in a one-and-a-half-square-mile area in Brazil. Some researchers have suggested the darker possibility that Josef Mengele, the Nazi physician known as the Angel of Death, was involved.

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When Consumers Cut Back: A Lesson From Japan

Japan offers a peek at how thrift can take lasting hold of a consumer society, to disastrous effect.

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Amid the grieving, a rare act of sportsmanship

There is a lot to learn from these kids. It is not just about winning a game, but about playing it in the best of the spirits...

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

New Zealand Internet blackout protest

New laws that arrive in New Zealand on 28th February mean anyone *ACCUSED* three times of copyright infringement gets their internet connection disconnected. No court+jury required.In protest of this insane and draconian law, New Zealanders are doing a blackout protest - changing avatars to black, and websites to black.Join us

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Facebook Thinks You're Stupid

The Facebook fiasco -- the stealth editing of their terms of service, the revocation and the CEO's explanation — demonstrates that Facebook thinks users are too stupid to care about or understand the reasons behind its TOS. But Facebook isn't alone in this assessment. Microsoft and others are similarly condescending toward users.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Twitters Suspended - The Full Story

The full story about the events that played out today. 4 innocent Twitters (@minervity, @cameronolivier, @imjustcreative and @cristianvasile) got cought up in the #hashtagmafia's attemp to get people banned from Twitter. Thrilling news article!

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Anatomy Of A Smear: Keith Olbermann Debunks Stimulus Attacks

...McCaughey claimed that the plan contained health technology language that let the federal government could "monitor" patient care in order to "guide your doctor's decisions." In short, a top-down bureaucracy that would enforce its own set of medical treatment protocols. Naturally, that would be bad, and naturally, not a word of it was true.

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Sam Stein: Dems Fed Up With McCain:

Democrats are growing increasingly frustrated with the brash political attacks Sen. John McCain has launched against Barack Obama in the weeks since the new president took office. No one expected the Arizona Republican to be a legislative ally for this administration. But it was widely assumed that Obama's overtures to McCain in the weeks...

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Presidential Historians: Bush One of Worst Presidents Ever

Sixty-five presidential historians and experts surveyed by C-SPAN rank George W. Bush 36th overall out of the 42 men who have served as President of the US. While even Hoover fares higher, Bush's "legacy" bests only those of Fillmore, Harding, Harrison, Pierce, Johnson and Buchanan. Meanwhile--Clinton, Kennedy and Reagan remain in the top 20.

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Hawaii's Cartoonist, and my friend, Corky Trinidad, Has Died

I was so sorry to learn that Corky Trinidad died this morning. Corky was a local treasure for Hawaii. He was every cartoonist’s friend and a mentor to Hawaii’s young cartoonists. Corky was also incredibly prolific, drawing a mind blowing two cartoons a day, with a color cartoon on the front page of the paper and a second cartoon on the edit...

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Democrat? Republican? Who Keeps F'ing Us Over?

Who argued for taking this cap on executive pay out of the stimulus bill? Do we have a free and strong press in this country? Or are they in on it, too? If not, then find out who did this to us.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Letter to Obama About the Republicans, From An Ex-Republican

"You need to forget a bipartisan approach. You will never be able to work with the Republicans because they hate you. Limbaugh and Coulter are the norm not the exception. Dobson and the rest are praying you fail. The neoconservatives are gnashing their teeth and waiting for you to "show weakness" so they can declare you a traitor."

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The GOP Has Declared War On Obama - The Daily Dish | By Andr

This much is now clear. Their clear and open intent is to do all they can, however they can, to sabotage the new administration (and the economy to boot). They want failure. Even now. Even after the last eight years. Even in a recession as steeply dangerous as this one.

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The new D.C.: Same as it ever was - Charles Mahtesian and Pa

So much for post-partisanship.

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Samsung unveils solar-powered cell phone

Samsung Electronics today rolled out a solar-powered cell phone called the "Blue Earth." The phone will be a touch-screen phone without physical buttons, like the iPhone. The solar panel is on the back of the handset. The Blue Earth phone will be made from the plastic of recycled water bottles.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Phelps Bong Owner Charged After Trying To Sell Piece On Ebay

The owner of the bong used by Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps tried to sell the marijuana water pipe on eBay -- getting himself charged with the party attendees in the process. "Sources say the owner of the bong was trying to sell it on eBay for as much as $100,000," the paper reports. The bong has been located and confiscated by police.

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Marijuana Appears to Slow Cancer Growth - FOX NEWS

A fair and balanced story on how Marijuana cures cancer - in laboratory tests, cannabinoids, the active components in marijuana, were found to slow the spread of lung and cervical cancer tumors, according to researchers Robert Ramer and Burkhard Hinz of the University of Rostock in Germany.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Congressman Twitters secret trip to Iraq

For security reasons, the congressional delegation led by House Minority Leader John Boehner to Iraq today was supposed to be secret. Everything had been going fine in that regard. Even media outlets which knew of the trip, like the Congressional Quarterly, kept a lid on the news......

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Whiff of change in US medical marijuana policy

The White House won't say it explicitly. Neither will the Drug Enforcement Administration. Yet there is a whiff in the air that U.S. policy is about to change when it comes to medical marijuana.

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Obama Slams GOP In Stimulus Speech

He finally said what needed to be said.

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Bush's chief of staff is full of crap

One day after President Bush's former Chief of Staff Andrew Card blasted President Obama for breaking the Bush dress code, which reportedly required that a jacket be worn by anyone entering the Oval Office, we've unearthed a photo of, well, a jacketless President Bush in the Oval Office.

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Afghan Leader Finds Himself Hero No More

Once supported by the U.S., President Hamid Karzai is no longer in favor with the White House or his own people.

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9/11 families applaud Obama at meeting on Guantanamo

After an emotional, private meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, survivors and victims' relatives of two al Qaida attacks said Friday that the president quelled some of their fears about closing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba detention center, promised them an "open-door" policy and a hand in shaping anti-terror policies, and said...

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Gallup: Obama popular, trustworthy; Stim popular; Rush = Not

Don't let the Republican Spinmeisters, Psych-Ops Warriors, & Whiners make you believe the President is losing support among the American public. According to Gallup, despite his setbacks with his cabinet nominees, the American people trust him even more now than when he got inaugurated. This is what happens when a President is willing to...

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Olbermann: It's time for Cheney to 'leave this country'

"It is time for you to desist or to be made to desist," said Olbermann in Thursday's special comment. "With damnable words you protect no American, you serve no American and you aid and abet those who would destroy this nation from within or without. ... Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!" VIDEO included.

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Friday, February 6, 2009

White House panel will guide faith-based programs

The 25-member council of religious and secular advisors will reportedly focus renewed attention on poverty.

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Obama Tops Worlds Most Respected List

President Barack Obama has catapulted past the Dalai Lama as the most respected world leader at 71% approval.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

Japan’s Big-Works Stimulus Is Lesson for U.S.

Over two decades, Japan accumulated the largest public debt in the developed world while failing to generate a convincing recovery.

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25 Things I Didn't Want To Know About You

A list of 25 things I wish people hadn't shared with me on Facebook

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