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Friday, July 09, 2010

A Mexican-born candidate for U.S. Senate is considering a lawsuit against the Missouri secretary of state for discrimination, her office forced him to produce a birth certificate but "didn't make Obama show proof of citizenship" [Amusing]



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The Voters Are Catching On


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The Voters Are Catching On

President Obama has given Donald Berwick a recess appointment as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, apparently to circumvent the need for a hearing at which Berwick's views, which would be seen as extreme by most Americans, would be aired. It is easy to see why Obama wanted to avoid scrutiny; watch this video clip, in which Berwick explicitly rejects the idea that patient choice, enabled by competition among providers, is the best path to quality and cost-effective medical care:





Some years ago I had a friendly argument about health care with a Brit who said health care should be socialized because it is so important. I said that he was drawing precisely the wrong conclusion; because health care is so important, it is vital that we use our best system, free enterprise, for it, not our worst system, socialism. Berwick obviously does not share the belief, doubtless held by most Americans, that competition gives better results than central planning.



So there are good reasons why 55 percent of voters think "socialist" is a fair description of Barack Obama.



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NASA Chief Revealed Muslim Outreach Plan to Al Jazeera Before Congress


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NASA Chief Revealed Muslim Outreach Plan to Al Jazeera Before Congress

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden revealed his plans to improve relations between America's space exploration agency with the Muslim world to Al Jazeera before Congress, the Washington Examiner reported.


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Blazing UFO Causes Chinese Airport Closure [Ufo]


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Blazing UFO Causes Chinese Airport Closure [Ufo]


I'm not saying there were aliens flying whatever buzzed Hangzhou airspace earlier today. But there's no question that it was an object, that it was flying, and that it's as yet unidentified. And yet it looks awfully familiar up close: More »










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Microsoft Applies For Page-Turn Animation Patent


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Microsoft Applies For Page-Turn Animation Patent

eldavojohn writes "Ever seeking to out innovate their competition, Microsoft has applied for a patent on animating page flips in devices like the Nook or Kindle. The application summary reads 'One or more pages are displayed on a touch display. A page-turning gesture directed to a displayed page is recognized. Responsive to such recognition, a virtual page turn is displayed on the touch display. The virtual page turn actively follows the page-turning gesture. The virtual page turn curls a lifted portion of the page to progressively reveal a back side of the page while progressively revealing a front side of a subsequent page. A lifted portion of the page is given an increased transparency that allows the back side of the page to be viewed through the front side of the page. A page-flipping gesture quickly flips two or more pages.' Maybe you've seen this before?"



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Dubai airports nix full-body scanners "out of respect for privacy of individuals and personal freedom"


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Dubai airports nix full-body scanners "out of respect for privacy of individuals and personal freedom"

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Full-body scanners will not be used in Dubai airports because the systems "contradict Islam, and out of respect for the privacy of individuals and their personal freedom," said the head of the Dubai police force airport security division, in a Dubai newspaper. Brigadier Pilot Ahmad Mohammad Bin Thani added, "The scanners will be replaced with other inspection systems that reserve travellers' privacy."

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NSA supposedly planning to spy on US networks, denies report


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NSA supposedly planning to spy on US networks, denies report






A report yesterday in the Wall Street Journal claims to expose details of a new NSA program, codenamed "Perfect Citizen," that will monitor critical infrastructure networks, both public and private, in order to look for suspicious activity that could be evidence of an impending hack attack. The Journal says that the NSA would deploy a set of sensors on the relevant networks, and that the networks wouldn't be persistently and actively monitored—rather, the sensors would act as triggers to alert the agency, which would then take a closer look.

Raytheon allegedly won a $100 million contract for the first phase of Perfect Citizen, and the Journal has seen what are alleged to be Raytheon internal emails discussing the program. One particularly chilling line, which the Journal quoted and which has since made its way around the Internet: "Perfect Citizen is Big Brother."


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New Black Panther Leader Defends Group in Voter Intimidation Case


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New Black Panther Leader Defends Group in Voter Intimidation Case

The chairman of the New Black Panther Party, in an interview Friday with Fox News, defended his group amid an uproar over a voter intimidation case dropped by the Obama administration, a move that an ex- Justice Department official alleges was for racial reasons



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Thursday, July 08, 2010

The Onion: Apple announces Friend Bar


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The Onion: Apple announces Friend Bar

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The Onion makes with the funny in this satirical video short about the "Apple Friend Bar," a new section of Apple Stores where Apple fans can go to discuss major issues at length, such as how much better Safari is than any other browser, or "what 'the Woz' has been up to." As usual, they pretty much hit the nail on the head for the stereotypical Apple fan -- I especially laughed at the improv troupe joke.



Stay tuned near the end for a joke about an in-home Apple Store -- at a cost of over $6000, it is fairly expensive, but then Apple products never are cheap. I'd love to have an Apple Store in my house right now, actually: maybe it would have an iPhone 4 in stock for me. You can watch the embedded video after the break.

TUAWThe Onion: Apple announces Friend Bar originally appeared on The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Thu, 08 Jul 2010 21:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Wednesday, July 07, 2010

"Little Obama" movie opens in Indonesia. Looks promising at first, but then turns out to be disappointing and you end up paying $127.50 to exit the theater [Interesting]



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CNN sacks Mid-East editor over tweet

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CNN sacks a Middle East editor after she wrote on Twitter that she "respected" a late Lebanese cleric said to have inspired Hezbollah.
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Bill Clinton is visiting a school. In one class, he asks the students if anyone can give him an example of a "tragedy." One little boy stands up and offers that, "If my best friend who lives next door is playing in the street when a car came by and killed him, that would be a tragedy."

"No," Clinton says, "That would be an ACCIDENT."

A girl raises her hand. "If a school bus carrying fifty children drove off a cliff, killing everyone inside ... that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explains Clinton. "That is what we would call a GREAT LOSS."

The room is silent; none of the other children dare volunteer.

"What?" asks Clinton, "Isn't there anyone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally little Johnny in the back raises his hand. In a timid voice, he says: "If an airplane carrying Bill and Hillary Clinton was blown up by a bomb, *that* would be a tragedy."

"Wonderful!" Clinton beams. "Marvelous! And can you tell me WHY that would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says Johnny, "because it wouldn't be an accident, and it certainly would be no great loss!"
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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Lindsay Lohan -- Begging, Pleading, Crying


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53 seconds -- that's exactly how long  Lindsay Lohan was able to beg for mercy in open court before she started to break down and cry. Judge Marsha Revel allowed Lohan to address the court just moments ago -- and in between teary-eyed breakdowns ...…

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Woot Asks AP to Follow Their Own Rules, Pay $17.50


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Woot Asks AP to Follow Their Own Rules, Pay $17.50

Oh, Woot. You really can't deny the genius of their daily product descriptions. Today the popular daily deal site has used the product description to call out the Associate Press on a bit of hypocrisy. You see, Woot's acquisition by Amazon was big news the other day, and the AP covered it. In doing so, they quoted a few words from founder Matt Rutledge's blog post. Not a big deal for most publications, but the AP has a sordid history regarding quotations.


The AP has made a stink about bloggers quoting from their content, even if the source is cited. They think blogger ought to pay as much as $12.50 for five of the AP's precious words. Woot figures that since the AP quoted them, they should pay Woot $17.50. It's only fair, right?


Woot isn't all hard edged about it though. They are offering the AP the opportunity to have the debt called off so long as the collective entity known as "The AP" buys today's Woot, a lovely 2-pack of Sennheiser MX400 earphones. They're only going for $6.99, so we think the AP should take them up on it

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Israeli Soldiers Dance To Ke$ha, Bring Peace To The Middle East [Break It Down]


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Israeli Soldiers Dance To Ke$ha, Bring Peace To The Middle East [Break It Down]


The Israeli soldiers dancing to "Tik Tok" aren't being disrespectful! They're simply showing how dance can heal the world. More »










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Barack Obama -- Taking liberties with the truth


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Barack Obama -- Taking liberties with the truth

Bill Otis writes:



When Joe Wilson shouted, "You lie!" at Obama, he was criticized, and rightly so, for a gross breach of decorum. But the infelicity of the breach has faded with time, revealing the real reason the electorate, especially independents, has turned against Obama: He does lie, people have started to figure it out, and he lies about things voters care about.



Here's short a list of lies, not in any rigorous order, that are doing him in:



1. "You'll be able to keep the health insurance you have now." What a crock. You can't keep a health insurance plan that's gone bankrupt because Obamacare requires it to take all comers but disables it from charging what the enhanced risks really cost.



2. "It's not about big government. It's about smart government." Only the government isn't smart enough to put a cap on an oil pipe, creating the biggest environmental disaster in history.



3. "I will do everything in my power to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon." Sure, if this includes absolutely nothing that would make the mullahs take him seriously, much less fear him, but plenty that has justifiably enhanced their contempt.



4. "We cannot continue government borrowing at the present pace." In a sense, Obama was telling the truth there. He's increased the pace, dramatically, and has the country headed for bankruptcy with such alarming velocity that even the MSM has had to cover it.



5. "I am a post-partisan." Except that he jams through a gargantuan health care plan the country doesn't want and can't afford, all on a Democrats-only vote, and with the needed assistance of what in any other context would be recognized (and possibly charged) as bribery.



6. "There will be no tax increases on anyone making less than $250,000." There's no way to put together a short list of the ways in which this is false, but a reference to what's going to happen in slightly less than six months will do.



7. "I will be President of all the people." Except for whites and Republicans who wanted to vote at a certain Philadelphia precinct. When Obama's DOJ drops the case with a speed that would make Jeremiah Wright blush -- overriding the judgment of DOJ career attorneys (one of them a former ACLU member) -- the case gets deep-sixed by the MSM (but is percolating to the surface anyway).





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