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Michelle Obama joins stump on behalf of Democratic hopefuls


Andrew Stern (Front Row night’s rest “in my own bed.” right here, right down the street,”
Washington) If she was out of practice after she said, referring to the victory
Submitted at 10/13/2010 9:10:40 PM two years off the campaign trail, it celebration attended by tens of
didn’t show. While not rousing, thousands in nearby Grant Park.
First Lady Michelle Obama the first lady delivered on familiar We were excited, we were
shook off the rust and hit the themes: the enduring struggles of energized. Because we knew we
campaign trail – at least the American families to put food on had a chance to change the world
campaign fundraising circuit – the table, to get a good education for the better. The truth is, we still
ahead of the November midterm for their children, to get health have that chance.”
elections. care. “I told you you have to have my
Praising her husband’s She pledged support for military husband’s back,” she added. ”We
accomplishments in just a year- veterans — an issue she has need you to find those folks that
and-a-half in office, she adopted personally — but are going to sit this one out …
urged supporters to “have his acknowledged it might take They can’t just vote once and wait
back” by getting out the vote for longer than one hoped to expand for change. They have to vote
fellow Democrats so he can job opportunities in what has been every time.”
pursue promised change with a an anemic economic recovery. Photo Credit: REUTERS/John
friendly Congress. “For folks that are hurting, change Gress (Illinois U.S. Senate
Republicans are expected to hasn’t come fast enough,” she candidate Alexi Giannoulias with
make inroads in the November said. ”The truth is, it is going to Obama at Chicago fundraiser)
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Washington Extra – Slipping away


Simon Denyer (Front Row at election intended to make these entities
Washington) American voters unhappy at high less susceptible to promoting the
Submitted at 10/13/2010 5:32:01 PM unemployment are set to oust interests of a few participants to
Democrats from control of the the potential detriment of others,”
The Democrats’ chances of House of Representatives in SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro
retaining control of the House of November, a Reuters-Ipsos poll said.
Representatives are slipping projected. The national poll found For more of this story by
away. Our latest Reuters/Ipsos that Americans plan to vote for Rachelle Younglai, read here.
poll suggests that Republicans are Republicans over Democratic Senate poised to follow House on
poised to win around 227 seats candidates by 48 percent to 44 China yuan -Baucus
and Democrats about 208 seats in percent, an edge that will likely The Senate is poised to follow
n e x t m o n t h ’ s e l e c t i o n . give Republicans around 227 the House of Representatives in
Unemployment is top of the seats in the House to 208 for the passing legislation aimed at
agenda for voters, and there is no Democrats. pressuring China to raise the
good news coming on that front For more of this story by Steve value of its currency, Senate
between now and November 2 Holland, read here. Finance Committee Chairman
(the next reading on the jobless For a graphic showing the poll Max Baucus said in a speech in
rate doesn’t even come until the results, click here. the stumbling economy, U.S. clean energy sector buffeted Beijing.
Friday after the election). That For a factbox on Senate poll candidates in both parties have by U.S. election winds For more of this story, read here.
means there is very little chance averages from Real Clear Politics, launched a wave of new attacks In a large Atlantic City NATO facilitating Taliban
that Democrats can pull off a late click here. accusing rivals of helping ship conference hall bustling with contacts with Afghan govt
surge. States probe mortgage industry jobs overseas. The raging ad war entrepreneurs in the renewable NATO-led coalition forces in
Also slipping away is President practices reflects the high stakes for both energy sector, Parker Hadlock Afghanistan are facilitating
Barack Obama’s approval rating, All 50 U.S. states launched a parties in a campaign dominated offered a blunt assessment of the contacts in Kabul between senior
to a new low in our poll, with joint investigation of the mortgage by the high unemployment rate. A industry. “I am scared to death Taliban officials and the Afghan
much of the decline coming from industry, a move some experts recent poll found voters believe that I’ve spent a couple years of government, a senior NATO
his own Democratic supporters. fear may slow sales of foreclosed the shift of U.S. jobs to foreign my life dedicating a lot of time to official said. But the official, who
His handling of the economy homes and threaten the recovery countries was the biggest reason this business and it really isn’t spoke to reporters in Brussels on
remains a leading cause of the of the fragile housing market. The the economy has struggled. going to come together in my condition of anonymity, said
d r o p . A g a i n , a n y h o p e o f state attorneys general are looking For more of this story by John lifetime,” said Hadlock, an discussions were in their very
energizing the Democratic base at allegations some banks did not Whitesides, read here. advocate of wind energy. Political early stages and could not yet be
now looks slim. properly review files or submitted U.S. allows more ethanol in uncertainty is roiling an industry described as negotiations.
More interesting is the race for f a l s e s t a t e m e n t s t o e v i c t gasoline for newer cars once brimming with promise. For more of this story by Phil
control of the Senate. Ipsos says delinquent borrowers from their The U.S. government on For more of this story by Russell Stewart, read here.
t h e p o l l n u m b e r s s u g g e s t homes during a foreclosure crisis Wednesday approved a 50 percent Blinch and Ayesha Rascoe, read U.S. steps up military-civilian
Democrats will win 52 seats to 48 that is one of the most visible boost in the amount of ethanol in here. cyber defense coordination
seats for the Republicans, the wounds of the recession. gasoline for newer cars, a decision US SEC starts policing opaque President Obama’s
same margin predicted by the poll For more of this story by Corbett that could help Democrats in the derivatives market administration announced steps to
of polls compiled by Real Clear Daly and Elinor Comlay, click Midwest corn-growing states but The SEC took its first stab at boost civil-military coordination
Politics. But a number of races are here. be opposed by food companies, policing the $615 trillion over-the against cyber threats said to be
still very close. U.S. campaign taps fears about a u t o m a k e r s a n d -counter derivatives market with a mounting against sensitive U.S.
Here are our top stories from job outsourcing environmentalists. plan to mitigate conflicts of computer networks.
Washington today… Hoping to tap into deep voter For more of this story by Tom interests at venues that will handle
Republicans likely to take House anxiety about unemployment and WASHINGTON page 4
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A Social Security reality check for deficit hawks


Donna Smith (Front Row While they may not go on strike The survey of AARP members gradually rising to 67 from 65 supported private Social Security
Washington) or take to the streets in protest — who are likely to vote in the under current law, to as high as 70 investment accounts. Dozens of
Submitted at 10/13/2010 3:08:12 PM like is happening in France over a November 2, congressional years. The proposal worries many House Democrats signed a letter
plan to raise the retirement age elections showed that 60 percent older Americans, LeaMond said. to Obama saying they will oppose
President Barack Obama’s fiscal from 60 to 62 – older Americans would be less likely to vote for a “One of the things we’ve noticed any effort by the president or his
c o m m i s s i o n i s e x p e c t e d t o are more likely to show up at the candidate who would support is the tremendous concern of fiscal commission to cut Social
recommend changes to Social v o t i n g b o o t h i n N o v e m b e r cutting Social Security benefits to people over the age of 50 about Security.
Security to help reduce the deficit t h a n o t h e r g r o u p s . reduce the deficit. finding jobs and keeping jobs, While many older Americans
when it issues its report in early A new survey by the influential AARP Executive Vice President LeaMond said. oppose using Social Security to
December. But protests in France AARP, which advocates for older Nancy LeaMond said the survey With Democrats fighting to cut the deficit, the vast majority
over pension reforms there could Americans and has 35 million shows that older Americans see maintain their majorities in the are worried about the economy
serve as a reality check to U. S. readers for its magazine, shows Social Security as “their House of Representatives and and the gap between federal
deficit hawks who want to raise that lawmakers who embrace investment and their money.” Senate, many are affirming their revenues and government
the U.S. retirement age and make deficit reduction proposals that Deficit hawks have discussed commitment to protecting the 75- spending — 91 percent said they
other benefit changes to the include cuts for Social Security raising the Social Security year old retirement program and SOCIAL page 4
popular retirement plan. may do so at their own peril. retirement age, which already is bashing Republicans who have
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Hiring Executives: If You've Never Done The Job, How Do You


Hire Somebody Good?
Ben Horowitz (Business Insider) traps: experts. If you know a great head
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:59:08 AM • Hiring on look and feel— It of sales, interview them first and
sounds silly that anyone would learn what they think made them
The biggest difference between hire an executive based on the great. Figure out which of those
being a great functional manager way they look and sound in an strengths most directly match the
and being a great general interview, but in my experience needs of your company. If
manager—and particularly a great look and feel is the top criteria for possible, include the domain
CEO—is that as a general most executive searches. When expert in the interview process.
manager, you must hire and you combine a CEO that doesn’t Finally, be clear in your own
manage people who are far more know what she wants and a board mind on your expectations for this
competent at their jobs than you of directors that hasn’t thought person upon joining your
would be at their jobs. In fact, much about the hire, what do you company. What will this person
often you will have to hire and think the criteria are? do in the first 30 days? What do
manage people to do jobs that you • Looking for someone out of you expect their motivation to be
have never done. How many central casting— This is the moral for joining? Will they instantly
CEOs have been head of HR, equivalent of looking for the have 10 reqs to hire or will they
Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Platonic Form of a head of sales. have 1? Step 2: Run a process that
Finance and Legal? Probably You imagine what the perfect figures out the right match
none. sales executive might be like then In order to find the right
So, with no experience, how do you attempt to match real-world executive, you must now take the
• Valuing lack of weakness rather The very best way to know what
you hire someone good? Step 1: candidates to your model. This is k n o w l e d g e that you have
than strength— The more you want is to act in the role. Not
Know what you want a really bad idea for several gathered and translate it into a
experience you have, the more j u s t i n t i t l e , b u t i n r e a l
Step 1 is definitely the most reasons. First, you are not hiring process that yields the right
you realize that there is something action—run the team meeting,
important step in the process and an abstract executive to work at candidate. Here is the process that
seriously wrong with every hold 1:1s with the staff, set
also the one that gets skipped an arbitrary company. You must I like to use. Write down the
employee in your company objectives, etc. In my career, I’ve
most often. As the great self-help hire the right person for your strengths you want and the
(including you). Literally, been acting VP of HR, CFO, and
coach Tony Robbins says: “if you company at this particular point in weaknesses that you are willing to
nobody is perfect. As a result, it is VP of Sales. Often CEOs resist
don’t know what you want, the time. The head of sales at Oracle tolerate
imperative that you hire for a c t i n g i n f u n c t i o n a l r o l e s ,
chances that you’ll get it are in 2010 would likely have failed strength rather than lack of because they worry that they lack The first step is to write down
extremely low.” If you have never in 1989. The VP of engineering w e a k n e s s . E v e r y b o d y h a s the appropriate knowledge. This what you want. In order to ensure
done the job, how do you know at Apple might be exactly the weaknesses; they are just easier to worry is precisely why you completeness, I find it useful to
what to want? wrong choice for FourSquare. find in some people. Hiring for should act—to get the appropriate include criteria from the following
First, you must realize how The details and the specifics lack of weakness just means that knowledge. In fact, acting is s u b - d i v i s i o n s w h e n h i r i n g
ignorant you are and resist the matter. Second, your imaginary you’ll optimize for pleasantness. really the only way to get all of e x e c u t i v e s :
temptation to educate yourself model is almost certainly wrong. Rather, you must figure out the the knowledge that you need to • Will the executive be world
simply by interviewing What is your basis for creating strengths you require and find make the hire, because you are class at running the function?
candidates. While the interview this model? Finally, it will be someone who is world class in looking for the right executive for • Is the executive outstanding
process can be highly educational, incredibly difficult to educate an t h o s e a r e a s d e s p i t e t h e i r your company today not a generic operationally?
using that as the sole information interview team on such an • Will the executive make a
w e a k n e s s e s i n o t h e r , l e s s executive.
source is extremely dangerous. In abstract set of criteria. As a result, important domains. In addition to acting in the role, it major contribution to the strategic
particular, doing so will make everybody will be looking for HIRING page 6
helps greatly to bring in domain
you susceptible to the following something different.
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direction of the company? This is • Will she be able to contribute to product training? Can she Is she totally plugged into the
the “are they smart enough?” the strategic direction of your describe it in detail? industry, how quickly can she Metric design
criteria. company in a meaningful way? • Does she have materials? diagnose? • Describe the key leading and
• Will the executive be an • Does she know your lagging indicators for your
effective member of the team? Does she know how to hire sales How effective is her sales rep competition? organization.
Effective is the key word. It’s people? evaluation model? • Does she know what deals you • Are they appropriately paired?
possible for an executive to be • What is her profile? • Can she get beyond basic are in right now? E.g. do you value time, but not
well liked and totally ineffective • Ask her to describe a recent bad performance? • Has she mapped your quality?
with respect to the other members hire • Can she describe the difference organization? • Are there potentially negative
of the team. It’s also possible for • How does she find top talent? between a transactional rep and an side effects?
an executive to be highly effective • What percentage of her time is enterprise rep in a way that Operational excellence questions • What was the process that you
and profoundly influential while spent recruiting? teaches you something? Managing direct reports used to design them?
being totally despised. The latter • How does she test for the • What do you look for in the
is far better. characteristics she wants with her Does she understand the ins and people working for you? Organizational design
interview process? outs of setting up a comp plan? • How do you figure that out in • Describe your current
These functions do not carry • How many of her current • Accelerators, spiffs, etc, etc the interview process? organizational design
equal weight for all positions. people want to sign up? Can you • How do you train them for • What are the strengths and
Make sure that you balance them reference them and validate that? Does she know how to do big success? weaknesses?
a p p r o p r i a t e l y . G e n e r a l l y , • Could you pass her sales deals? • What is your process for • Why?
operational excellence is far more interview test? Should you be able • Has she made existing deals evaluating them? • Why did you opt for those
important for a VP of Engineering to pass? much larger? Will her people be strengths and weaknesses (why
or a VP of Sales than for a VP of • Does she know how to hire able to describe that? Has she Decision making were the strengths more
Marketing or CFO. Develop sales managers? accelerated the close of a large • What methods do you use to get important)?
questions that test for the criteria • Can she define the job? deal? the information that you need in • What are the conflicts? How do
This step is important even if you • Can she test for the skills? • Does she have customers that order to make decisions? they get resolved?
never ask the candidate any of the will reference this? • How do you make decisions
pre-prepared questions. By Is she systematic and (what is the process)? Confrontation
writing down questions that test comprehensive on how she thinks Does she understand marketing? • How do you run your staff • If your best executive asks you
for what you want, you will get about sales process? • Can she articulate the meeting? What is the agenda? for more territory, how do you
to a level of specificity that will • Does she understand the differences between brand • How do you manage actions handle it?
be extremely difficult to achieve business and the technical sales marketing, lead generation, and and promises
otherwise. As examples, below I processes? sales force enablement without • How do you systematically get Describe both your process for
include questions that I wrote for • Does she understand prompting? your knowledge? promotion and firing
running the enterprise sales b e n c h m a r k i n g , l o c k o u t • Of the organization • How do you deal with chronic
function and operational documents, POCs, demos? Does she understand channels? • Of the customers bad behavior from a top
excellence. • Does she know how to train • Does she really understand • Of the market performer?
Questions for head of enterprise people to become competent in channel conflict and incentives?
sales force the process? Less tangible
Is she smart enough? • Can she enforce the process? Is she intense enough? Core management • Does she think systematically or
• Can she effectively pitch me on • What is her expectation of her • Will the rep in Wisconsin wake processes—please describe how one off?
her current company? team’s use of the CRM tools? up at 5 am and hit the phones or you’ve designed these and why? • Would I want to work for her?
• How articulate is she on the will they wake up at noon and • Interview • Is she totally honest or is she
company and market opportunity How good is her sales training have lunch? • Performance management bull shitty?
that you are presenting to her program? • Employee integration HIRING page 9
now? • How much process training vs Can she run international? • Strategic planning
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Future Shock at 40: The Tofflers Stir Up "Cyberdust" With New


Scenarios
Greg Lindsay (Fast Company) expect from the Tofflers and their reading CDO prospectuses--and
Submitted at 10/14/2010 1:04:52 PM acolytes: nanotech factories; the plane-crazy denziens of
quantum computing; resource FlyerTalk, who have developed
Carlos Slim Helú--the world's wars giving way to limitless fresh their own tools for prying open
richest man--Steve Case, and water and clean energy, and bio- airline reservation systems and
seemingly half the military- implants further blurring the line forcing industry executives to
industrial complex are gathering between man and machine. The accede to their demands. The
a t t h e C o s m o s C l u b i n Singularity may not be near, but biggest threats to national security
Washington D.C. this morning to it's coming. The remainder bears are "cyberdust" and "obsoledge."
honor the husband-and-wife testimony to the opportunities and Cyberdust is what data gathers
futurists Alvin and Heidi Toffler vulnerabilities of a relentlessly while it sits on the military's and
on the 40th anniversary of their networked world. intelligence agenices servers,
first and most influential book, Here's a a sampling of what the collected but unanalyzed due to
Future Shock. Published under 40-year-old Future Shockers are the mounting data glut.
Alvin's name in 1970, Future predicting now: Crowdsourcing "Obsoledge" is knowledge that is
S h o c k a d d e d " i n f o r m a t i o n becomes ubiquitous, evolving into obsolete--an increasing hazard as
overload" and "prosumer" to the a h y b r i d o f n e t w o r k s l i k e the pace of everything, including
lexicon, along with its title--which Innocentive's and the tight-knit, change itself--accelerates.
refers to the culture shock that ad hoc communities seen in "There will be a lot of stuff we
results when the culture that's massively multiplayer games like just don't know," says Deborah
changing so fast it feels foreign is World of Warcraft. Technologies Westphal, the managing partner
your own. are no longer developed in-house. of Toffler Associates. "How do
Today's invitation-only event is Corporate R&D becomes hyper- you know what's true and what's
essentially a retirement party for s p e c i a l i z e d , a n d t h e m o s t non-true? How do you validate
t h e p a i r , s t r u c t u r e d a s a n successful become increasingly that? And cyberdust is just stuff
opportunity to reflect on their adept at integrating large problem sitting around, that we don't even
track record. And, as part of the -solver networks into their formal know is there. And that's the most
proceedings, Future Shock is organizations. "Answer seekers" dangerous kind. There's going to
revisited--and spun forward. are linked with "problem solvers" be an explosion of business
Many of the new Tofflerian across the globe. "Philanthro- opportunities in analyzing that
predictions are merely capitalists" and "hyper- data, and the military and
predictable: China will rise; cities e m p o w e r e d i n d i v i d u a l s " intelligence will have to figure
will grow; Social Security will accumulate wealth, networks, and that out.
cease to exist, and Iran's leaders resources that exceed those of Befitting a consultancy that
will remain irrational. Oh, and nation-states. Bill Gates, who will counts the Department of
"work will continue to expand to do more to eradicate malaria than Homeland Security among its
fill whatever time and space is any NGO or government, is an harbinger of the latter. inside companies and tell others clients, each of its predictions has
available." We should have example of the former, while Prosumers and "prosumption" will that they see. These are the security implications, including
known. Oscar Morales, the engineer who evolve into a form of radical descendants of Michael Burry-- nanotech surveillance devices and
O t h e r s c e n a r i o s a r e t h e used Facebook to organize million transparency, as the proliferation the Asperger's-enhanced recruiting spies through social
b r e a t h l e s s l y b l u e - s k y , -strong protests against the of industrial-strength analysis protagonist of Michael Lewis' The
tools mean individuals can peer Big Short, who spent untold hours FUTURE page 8
cornucopian forecasts you'd Colombian rebels of FARC, is a
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networks, while quantum


Journos From Going To The Stewart/Colbert Rallies computing "could lead to either
the rebirth--or the end--of
Jeff Jarvis (Business Insider) like one. Citizens are involved in encryption as we know it."
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:06:00 PM their communities, part of their "We're going to be putting sensors
communities, so they can into our food, into our roads,
NPR has told its staff they may understand and serve those everything," says Westphal,
not attend the Stewart/Colbert communities. Journalists tried to conjuring the imagery of IBM's
rallies in Washington at the end of separate themselves from their "Smarter Planet" campaign. "And
the month. I think they’re terribly communities (and opinions) and what does the flip side to that
wrong here, following the that is much of the reason why Nirvana mean? We can have
journalistic worldview Jay Rosen journalists lost touch with how to cyber-attacks on my food? There
calls the view-from-nowhere to its serve them. It is time to get off the are huge vulnerabilities, without
extreme and forbidding fucking pedestal and return to the governments even understanding
employees to be curious. streets. And the Washington Mall. what the vulnerabilities are."
Or as I tweeted: So I guess NPR I suggest that NPR journalists In Future Shock, the Tofflers
reporters aren’t allowed to be should protest this order from hammered home the point that
*citizen* journalists. above. Use social media, folks, technology, culture, and even life
Oh, I understand the argument: and have an opinion about itself was evolving too fast for
NPR reporters are supposed to be opinions … or at least about governments, policy-makers and
objective and express no political curiosity. Start a Facebook page. regulators to keep up. Forty years
opinion and do nothing political. I Start a Twitter meme. Use all on, that message hasn't changed.
went to J-school, too. And we "The government needs to
And that’s OK. It’s time for hyperjournalistic NPR is being those new tools your bosses are understand the dependencies and
could argue the point as if in a
reporters to be open and honest. unjournalistic. Journalists, teaching you to tell your bosses the convergence of networks
freshman seminar. I say this is
But my real problem here is, properly empowered, are curious. about this new world you should through information," says
merely a lie of omission, telling
again, that NPR is forbidding its They want to know things. NPR be part of. Westphal. "And there still needs
reporters to *conceal* their
employees to be curious. There’s i s t e l l i n g t h e m n o t t o a s k This article was reprinted with to be some studies done around
viewpoints and making listeners permission from BuzzMachine.
a big event going on in questions. rates of change and the
guess where they’re coming from
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about Glenn Beck’s rally. That,
being said and why people are coincidence? or liberal journalistic Extremists With His "Rally To model doesn't work in an
the network explained, is because
there. No, they can do that only if conspiracy?] — I was on a panel Restore Sanity" information-centric society. That's
Beck’s was overtly political. Oh,
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come on, we’re not that dumb.
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It’s because NPR people are not
merely showing up they might “ c i t i z e n j o u r n a l i s t s ” a n d a Success" With Their Rallies old rules don't apply for the
Beck people. NPR people are
have a forbidden opinion. newspaper person came the mic in Making Fun Of Him future."
Stewart people. They have a sense
Gasp. tears — I swear — saying, “I’m a [youtube 6Ghzomm15yE]
of humor. Oh, and they’re liberal.
I n i t s e f f o r t t o b e citizen, too.” Right, I said. So act
No guessing needed.
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• Does she ask me spontaneous everything they do. The best way possible. Backdoor and front door ultimate decision should be made
incisive questions or only pre- to avoid that is to understand any references solo. Only the CEO has
prepared ones? potential issues before the person For the final candidates, it’s comprehensive knowledge of the
• Can she handle diverse is hired. critically important that the CEO criteria, the rationale for the
communication styles? conduct the reference checks criteria, all of the feedback from
• Is she incredibly articulate? Clearly, some people will be in herself. The references need to be interviewers and references and
• Has she done her homework on both groups 1 and 2. The opinions checked against the same hiring the relative importance of the
the company? of both groups will be very criteria that you tested for during various stakeholders. Consensus
important: group 1 will help you the interview process. Backdoor decisions about executives almost
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Facebook Is Worth $2.52, Twitter Only 43 Cents: Study


Austin Carr (Fast Company) how sharing an event through
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:55:15 PM social media translated into ticket
sales. On average, sharing an
A new attempt to answer the event on Facebook translates to
digital age's most burning $2.52 of ticket sales. On Twitter?
question--whether social media Just $0.43. Sharing through email
drives sales--has also revealed an took second place at $2.34, and
atonishing fact about Facebook even LinkedIn topped Twitter at
and Twitter posts. $0.90.
Sharing on Facebook is five The great disparity between
times more valuable than sharing Facebook and Twitter isn't
on Twitter, according to a new surprising. According to a recent
study. poll, users of Facebook have
The data was collected by physically met more than 88% of
Eventbrite, a "social event their friends; on Twitter, users
discovery" engine that's changing have not physically met 48.2% of
the way we find events, and their followers. So when Taylor
revolutionizing how event Swift announces her next concert,
organizers sell tickets online. thanks to Eventbrite's analytics Eventbrite's marketing director. want to hit up the Taylor Swift- you're far more likely to buy
Essentially it's a social networking dashboard, can track all this data "We track every sharing Mylie Cyrus extravaganza isn't tickets from a close friend's
tool for event listings--like in real-time. Organizers can mechanism--wall posts, tweets, worth the potential Facebook post than a near-
Ticketmaster, but good. When directly attribute ticket purchases etc.--so we know how an event embarrassment. What do you do? stranger's tweet.
users buy tickets on the site, they to a specific social distribution has been shared, and can track the Enter Eventbrite, where you can So ... anyone here up for the
can easily share the event channel--they can, for example, resulting of ticket sales." share the concert with your Justin Bieber show next week?
through various social media compare the value of a Facebook So imagine: Taylor Swift just Facebook friends and discover
channels. Users sifting through "Like" versus a tweet. announced her fall tour. Whoa. which of your Twitter followers is
events online can see which of "It brings a level of business She'll be performing in your area. secretly a Swift fan.
their friends are going to concerts intelligence to the ticketing You want to go, but aren't sure For its report released today,
or conferences or cooking industry, which has really lacked who else is a fan. Calling up your Eventbrite mined all this data over
classes. And event organizers, that," says Tamara Mendelsohn, friends and asking whether they the past several months, analyzing

Advanced Micro Devices Under Pressure Ahead of Q3 Earnings


Elizabeth Harrow in the earnings confessional after per-share profit expectations in Pressure Ahead of Q3 Earnings
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Walmart Doubling Sales of Produce From Local Farms


Ariel Schwartz (Fast Company) sourced from one million small growing season is ideal."
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:57:25 PM and medium farmers, increasing On one hand, Walmart has
income of those small to medium crowded out many of the mom
It's becoming increasingly farmers by 10 to 15 percent, and and pop grocers that used to
difficult to villify Walmart, providing training to one million provide communities with local
despite its tendency to put smaller farm workers in sustainable produce. But the company's size
retailers out of business. The retail farming practices. Walmart also means that it can quickly change
giant last year unveiled an plans to invest over $1 billion in the entire agriculture system in
ambitious sustainability index for its global fresh food supply chain the U.S. and beyond. As long as it
its suppliers, and now the it's over the next five years. continues to wield its powers for
announced plans to double the Walmart is going so far as to good, we won't complain.
sales of fresh produce sourced expand certain cash crops in From the archives: The Wal-Mart
from local farms in U.S. locations entire regions of the U.S. "In the I You Don't Know
by the end of 2015. -95 corridor along the East Coast, and squash to take advantage of states have a long history of cash Ariel Schwartz can be reached on
The move is part of a larger set of there is a high concentration of the growing season beginning in crops such as tobacco and cotton, Twitter or by email.
global sustainable agriculture women and minority-owned Florida and moving northward," which are in decline. We are
goals unveiled by Walmart this growers that will benefit as we explained Leslie Dach, Walmart's replacing these with produce such
week. Other goals for 2015 expand purchases of vegetables, EVP of Corporate Affairs, in a as blueberries in Mississippi and
include selling $1 billion in food such as bell peppers, cucumbers media conference call. "The Delta Arkansas where the longer

Humiliations Continue For Cleveland As LeBron Is


Cover Boy For 2011 Cavaliers Calendar
Dashiell Bennett (Business Care to guess the name of the • LeBron James Limps Off
Insider) calendar company that produced Basketball Court – Two Of "Big
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:57:00 AM and shipped this beauty back in 3" Now Injured
July? They're called Perfect • 8 Memorable Homecoming
Spotted in Cleveland-area stores Timing, Inc. Games (That Also Scored Big In
this week is a Cleveland Cavaliers It cost $14.99, but so far, there The Ratings)
2011 team calendar featuring the have been no takers.
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Leonard still the Hot Kid after all these years (AP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) He's writing again about U.S. Motors employee who moved his motivations that aren't always many pages is it?' And they said,
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:05:38 AM Marshal Raylan Givens, a family to Michigan when the immediately clear and often lead 'Oh, it's only 400 and some.' I
recurring Leonard character who future author was a boy. them to operate on the other side said, 'I don't read books with more
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, is the centerpiece of "Justified." It was here that he acquired the of the law. than 300 pages.' So I got out of
Mich. – He's two decades past the Leonard's plan is to send along nickname "Dutch" (which Leonard says it's his favorite that," he said.
age when most Americans begin some of the material to the show's survives to this day) after Emil book so far. One person who never wants to
receiving Social Security benefits. producers in the hope it'll end up "Dutch" Leonard, a knuckleball But, he says, laughing, "the one I get out of reading a Leonard novel
And the Hot Kid's never been on screen in the upcoming second pitcher of the day. The always just finish is always my is Dennis Lehane, who has made
hotter. season. ballplayer's card sits in the writer's favorite." a name for himself by taking a
Elmore Leonard's 44th novel, "I have written him in two books study on one of the shelves lined Leonard became interested in the page out of the Leonard play
"Djibouti," hit shelves on before and he can carry a book," with copies of his books. subject in recent years when he book: writing crowd-pleasing
Tuesday, a day after he celebrated he says. "There's no question After college, Leonard wrote came across news reports of crime novels ("Gone Baby Gone"
his 85th birthday. And "Justified," about that. But to get him into advertising copy for Chevrolet modern-day pirate activity. and "Mystic River") that end up
the FX drama based on a Leonard situations that would work for and Westerns on the side. "I thought, 'These guys are having on the big screen.
short story and for which he's an 'Justified,' then I'm doing a little A decade later, he quit his job fun.' They're not hurting anybody. Lehane says Leonard is as
executive producer, wrapped up a bit more than writing a book. I and devoted himself to writing They do have automatic weapons relevant as ever.
critically acclaimed first season think they will use quite a bit of full time. But with a family to and rocket launchers, but they "It's not just that he's prolific. It's
earlier this year. it." support, Leonard was forced back haven't hurt anybody yet," he that he's prolific and there's been
Surely, the octogenarian is ready Leonard's writing process is the into writing freelance advertising. says. "They just climb aboard the no marked decline in quality,"
to slow down a bit. same as it's always been. He kept at it, though, and his ship, which is unarmed always — Lehane says. "His novels remain
"Nooooo," Leonard says when the He settles in at his home office breakthrough came in the 1980s merchant ship — and take it over, almost unconscionably
dreaded "r" word is uttered: around 10 a.m. behind a desk with "La Brava" and "Glitz," take it down to one of their ports entertaining and sharply written,
retirement. covered with stacks of paper and which landed him on the cover of and anchor it there while they ask populated by characters I would
"There's no reason to. This is the books. He lights a cigarette, takes Newsweek. for ransom." have loved to have met in the
most enjoyable thing I do," he a drag and sets about to writing — Since then, Leonard has written Leonard swivels around in his local bar last night, even if they
said during an interview at his longhand, of course — on the 63- about a book a year. His most chair, snatches a copy of would have mugged me as I left.
home in suburban Detroit. "I've page unlined yellow pads that are recent work includes "The Hot "Djibouti" off a table, opens it to "There's a lot of superlatives you
been doing it for nearly 60 years." custom-made for him. Kid," "Up in Honey's Room" and the final page and reads the could lay at his door, but the one
The numbers over that time are When he finishes a page, he "Road Dogs." closing 11 paragraphs. just about everyone I know agrees
staggering. transfers the words onto a His latest, "Djibouti," features the When the last word is uttered, the on is this: 85 or no, he is still the
Besides 44 novels, Leonard has separate piece of paper using an same deadpan dialogue, slender, bearded author slams the coolest writer working today."
written 32 Western short stories electric typewriter. He tries to unexpected plot twists and book shut. This entry passed through the
and nine produced screenplays. complete between three and five morally ambiguous characters that "It's all in fun, you know," Full-Text RSS service — if this is
Seventeen of his books have pages by the time his workday are the hallmarks of nearly every Leonard says, cracking a smile. your content and you're reading it
earned a place on The New York ends at 6 p.m. Leonard effort, but the subject The novel also meets Leonard's on someone else's site, please read
Times list of best-sellers, and he's "Well, you've gotta put in the time matter and locale are a departure. word economy requirement. our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
had his work turned into 21 if you want to write a book," "Djibouti" follows an award- He tries to keep books under 300 content-only/faq.php
feature films, seven TV movies Leonard says of his shift work winning documentary filmmaker pages, and "Djibouti" checks in at Five Filters featured article:
and three series, the latest of that is befitting of his hometown's who heads to the Horn of Africa 279. Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
which is "Justified." standing as the nation's to chronicle the activities of "This one time, The New York Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
That show is at the forefront of automotive capital. Somali pirates. In true Leonard Times asked me if I would review Catastrophe.
Leonard's thoughts these days. Leonard's father was a General fashion, each character has a Tom Clancy book. I said, 'How
E-reader News Edition Top News/ 13
TV script puts gender
Hitchens Brothers Take Opposite Sides in spin on "Three's
Civilization, God Debate Company" (Reuters)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed)
(Society) “The extraordinary combination atheists would have to answer younger Hitchens said he no
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:05:05 AM
Submitted at 10/13/2010 5:08:37 PM … of liberty and order, seem to how “the turning of the hearts of longer held hope to convert his
me to only occur where people the disobedient to the wisdom of brother, who he described as as LOS ANGELES (Hollywood
WASHINGTON – Famed atheist take into their hearts the very, the just” could be obtained having "bricked himself up high Reporter) – Fox has picked up a
Christopher Hitchens and his very, powerful messages of self- through anything other than in his atheist tower, with slits script for a comedy series whose
lesser known atheist-turned- r e s t r a i n t w i t h o u t m u t u a l religion. instead of windows from which to rather provocative name won't last
Christian brother Peter Hitchens advantage, which is central to the But elder brother Christopher shoot arrows at the faithful." beyond the development phase.
debated Tuesday over whether a Christian religion,” said Peter, remained resolute, saying that The two brothers are separated in Now dubbed the untitled Liz
civilization can survive without w h o i s a r e s p e c t e d B r i t i s h nothing could persuade him that age by two and half years and Meriwether project, or "Chicks
God. journalist and author of the book “a human sacrifice several today regard each other as and Dicks," the script is described
Christopher, the elder of the two The Rage Against God. thousand years ago vicariously “different people” with different as a "reverse 'Three's Company,'"
Hitchens, argued that civilization On Tuesday, journalists in the redeemed me.” He said he finds it lives, living in different continents The show is an ensemble comedy
can survive without God and D.C.-area crowded into the “contemptible” that some people (Christopher in North America centering on an optimistic
noted that millions of people in moderate-sized conference room think he might convert to and Peter in Europe). Midwestern woman who moves
modern societies today are living at the Pew Forum Religion & Christianity now that he is “If we weren't brothers we into a New York apartment with
in a post-religious society. He Public Life office to hear the battling cancer. They assumed wouldn't know each other," Peter three juvenile guys.
began his talk by discussing the brothers discuss the question “Can that he has not thought deeply Hitchens stated in an interview Screenwriter Meriwether has a
word “Christendom,” or the civilization survive without about the question of the last year. track record with PG-13 project
Christian world, which has since God?” The Hitchens brothers existence of God, said Hitchens. It was not immediately clear how names. She previously sold a TV
disappeared. have a history of public debates Unfazed by his brother’s staunch the elder Hitchens’ recent cancer pilot titled "Sluts," developed a
“It’s hard to argue that they about their opposing belief in God defense of atheism, Peter diagnosis has affected the feature at Paramount titled
(people who live in post-religious and other issues, such as the war Hitchens commented on how brothers’ relationship. Christopher "Honey Pot" and wrote the Ivan
society) lead conspicuously less in Afghanistan and Iraq, and at civilization can survive without Hitchens announced in June that Reitman-directed romantic
c i v i l i z e d l i v e s t h a n t h e i r times have been estranged from God but how people must be he was diagnosed with esophageal comedy "Friends With Benefits"
predecessor,” said Hitchens, one another. In 2008, Peter careful of what kind of society cancer – the same cancer that (original title: "F**kbuddies").
author of the book God is Not Hitchens said he would not they would be living in. He killed his father. Hitchens’ cancer This entry passed through the
Great, at a luncheon hosted by the formally debate his brother in pointed to the “shameless” police- has since spread to regional Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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But younger brother Peter, who is Notably, the Pew event was not a how a religion-less civilization your content and you're reading it content-only/faq.php
a p r a c t i c i n g , c o n s e r v a t i v e formal debate but more of a would look like. on someone else's site, please read Five Filters featured article:
Anglican, pointed to a decaying luncheon for the press to meet and “I think both the atheist and the our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
society in the post-Christian ask questions of the Hitchens Christian fear there is a God, but content-only/faq.php Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
world. In particular, he noted that brothers. the Christian also hopes there is Five Filters featured article: Catastrophe.
the neighborhood in England he During the discussion, Peter said one,” said Peter. Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
grew up in is now overrun by he found it objectionable that Despite their opposing views, the Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
gangs. The younger Hitchens people who attack Christianity in Hitchens brothers debated rather Catastrophe.
contended that the deterioration of Britain and in the United States amicably Tuesday, each
British society is partly due to the dismiss the good that has been respecting the view of the other.
decline of Christianity in the done in the name of religion. He After “the longest quarrel of
country. said in a serious argument, [Peter’s] life” in 2008, the
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Poll: Catholics, Protestants Leaning Right in 2010


Election
(Society) month, further reveals that no percent) say they are less likely to believers in supporting gay
Submitted at 10/14/2010 8:13:14 AM more than four in 10 of any white vote for a candidate who supports marriage, PRRI CEO and Founder
Christian group say they will vote abortion rights. In comparison, Robert Jones pointed out.
WASHINGTON – A new poll for or are leaning towards the only 29 percent of black “Younger Catholics and younger
reveals that Catholic voters, Democratic candidate in their Protestants, 24 percent of white Protestants are more likely to
generally the middle ground in the
religious political debate, are
election district. Seventy-one
percent of white evangelical
mainline Protestants and 38
percent of white Catholics say the
support gay and lesbian rights,“
Jones noted.
Fracture Glass
moving toward the political right,
mirroring what pollsters believe is
voters and 55 percent of white
mainline Protestant voters favor
same. Overall, slightly more
American voters (35 percent) say
A wide generation gap is also
seen with the general American
Printing Makes
the attitude of the general
population during this year’s mid-
the GOP candidate.
When asked about specific
they would be less likely to back a
candidate who supports abortion
population. Younger Americans
are about half as likely as older
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term election. issues, a majority of the 3,013 rights. Americans to say that America is John Biggs (TechCrunch)
New numbers, released by the surveyed adults say they would be Additionally, at 43 percent, and has always been a Christian Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:47:27 AM
Public Religion Research Institute more likely to vote for a candidate evangelicals have the smallest nation (26 percent to 53 percent).
Tuesday, show that 49 percent of who supported health care reform. percentage of members who More than one in four young I have a lot of photos. Most of
Catholic voters, both Latino and Catholics, more so than support an increase in minimum adults say that America has never them were taken for the
white, say they are likely to vote evangelical Christians, are more wage. Over 85 percent of black been a Christian nation. restraining order hearing, but the
Republican. likely to favor a candidate that Protestants support an increase in PRRI statistics are part of the rest are of my children, wife, and
“White Catholics seem mostly supported health care reform. minimum wage. American Values Survey. The various permutations thereof.
like to throw their support behind Catholics, like most Americans, And while evangelicals are survey is a national public opinion There are a number of these
the GOP,” said Gregory Smith, are also more likely to support divided on the issue of poll of American attitudes on photos that I’d like to print out
senior researcher at the Pew gay marriage. Nearly half of both immigration reform (48 percent religion values and politics. The and save forever and there are a
Forum, at a press briefing Latino and white Catholics favor favor and 50 percent oppose), a 2010 survey is the third biennial few I’d love to hang on my wall
Wednesday. same-sex marriage over civil majority across the rest of the AVS. for posterity. That’s where
And, as researchers believe that unions and no legal recognition. religious groups support reform. This entry passed through the Fracture comes in.
Catholics, who make up a quarter Meanwhile, the beliefs of white Nearly two-thirds of black Full-Text RSS service — if this is Fracture is one of the most
of the population, will mirror the evangelicals and black Protestants Protestants, 52 percent of your content and you're reading it interesting and novel ways of
rest of the country this election have in general stayed the same. mainline Protestants and white on someone else's site, please read creating a beautiful and lasting
season, a boost in Catholic At 58 percent, evangelicals Catholics, and 87 percent of our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ piece of photographic art I’ve
support may be good news for overwhelmingly believe no legal Latino Catholics favor content-only/faq.php seen in a long while. Fracture, a
Republicans in more ways than recognition should be given to immigration reform with a Five Filters featured article: two-year-old start-up founded by
one. Smith said that Catholics same-sex marriage. The majority provision for citizenship for Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- two friends, offers a fairly simple
share the same stance on values as of black Protestants are also undocumented immigrants. Reporting of Falluja's Cancer service – you send them a photo
does the average American. opposed to legal recognition. Also parting from white Catastrophe. and you get back that photo
“American Catholics considered There were some surprising evangelicals on many issues is the printed on a pane of shatter-proof
as a whole tend to look like differences, however, among the younger generation of Christians. glass. It comes with everything
Americans like a whole,” he said. faith groups and their values. Young evangelicals and you need to hang or display the
The survey, conducted last Most white evangelicals (63 Protestants join with Catholic photo and it looks pretty great.
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A federal court has granted a prosecution, while they are While the city ordinance seeks to recognized that the plaintiffs must
temporary restraining order to e x e r c i s i n g t h e i r p r o t e c t e d prohibit the distribution of not be denied their right to If you have a thing for ghosts,
allow pro-lifers in Pittsburgh to f r e e d o m s o f s p e e c h a n d literature via hand-delivery to exercise that freedom." psychics and Apple gadgets, then
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Disc-free Netflix streaming comes to PS3


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20-Year-Old Embryo Becomes Oldest to Result in Corn fed


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Submitted at 10/13/2010 10:52:38 PM the woman reportedly gave birth attempts at becoming pregnant were never used. THE US Department of
to a boy weighing 6 lbs. 15 oz. without repeatedly having to give Furthermore, just four percent Agriculture's unexpected warning
A team of researchers has The other embryo did not survive samples or create embryos. resulted in live births. that America’s production of corn
documented what it believes to be to full term. Recently, IVF pioneer Robert For these and other reasons, the (elsewhere known as maize)
the “oldest” embryo to date that “A singleton term pregnancy was Edwards was awarded the Nobel Catholic Church remains would drop by 4% in 2010 has
has resulted in a live birth. achieved with the delivery of a Prize for Medicine for his work staunchly opposed to the sent prices rocketing. They rose
The researchers – all but one healthy boy,” the team reported in leading to the first “test tube procedure. Protestants, by 8.5% on October 11th, the
hailing from the Eastern Virginia its report. baby” in 1978. meanwhile, have been more biggest one-day rise in 37 years,
Medical School in Norfolk – “To our knowledge this case While many welcomed the news, accepting. and by mid-week corn was
revealed the record-breaking represents the 'oldest' critics voiced their disapproval The Christian Medical and trading at $5.88 a bushel. The fact
event in an article featured in the cryopreserved human embryos because of the number of human Dental Associations, for example, that prices for other crops such as
latest issue of Fertility and resulting in a live birth to date,” it embryos that end up being declares in its ethical statement soyabeans and wheat are also
Sterility, the official journal of the added. discarded or used in scientific that it approves of IVF in the bubbling makes it difficult for
Society for Reproductive According to reports, the experiments. context of marriage but only when farmers to judge which will be the
Medicine. previous record for the longest “Without Edwards, there would done in a morally responsible most profitable crop to sow for
According to the team, a 42-year- frozen embryo to result in a live be no market for human eggs; manner. next season, and that may hamper
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Crime group charged in $100 million Mac 101: Keyboard


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Rescued Chile miners recover, face celebrity status


(Reuters: Top News) operation under the South Nonetheless, most of them are in the same small article This feat warrants as many pages
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:45:00 AM American nation's far northern coming along perfectly well," Oct 13, 2010 9:21pm EDT as they want to print!!!
Atacama desert, the miners were Montes said. Families were being They may have thanked God for Oct 14, 2010 8:48am EDT
Chile's President Sebastian Pinera hauled out one-by-one through allowed to visit in shifts. their deliverance, but it was It is the greatest rescue operation
(seated, 4th L) poses with the 33 2,050 feet of rock in a metal Still wearing dark glasses to entirely due to the men who ever seen by the entire world. The
rescued miners inside Copiapo capsule little wider than a man's protect their eyes from glare after coordinated and planned this patience and courage of the
Hospital, where the miners are shoulders. being trapped so long in near fabulous efforts: Chilean Miners is phenomenal. The
undergoing full medical With much of the world darkness, the miners received an government and the specialists President of Chile needs to be
examination October 14, 2010. t r a n s f i x e d b y t h e r e s c u e , invitation from Pinera to visit the who planned and executed this congratulated for being with
The 33 newly rescued miners celebrations erupted in Chile. The presidential palace toward the end fantastic feat. Miners all throughout. I hope all
recovered from their ordeal on miners set a world record for of the month. Would China do that for the of the Miners get well soon to
Thursday while also pondering survival underground and were Pinera, a soccer fan who also miners that annually get trapped have normal life.
the celebrity status they have welcomed as national heroes. plays the game, challenged the in their mines? Oct 14, 2010 10:00am EDT
gained following a more than two It took less than 22 hours from miners to a match against a team Oct 13, 2010 11:15pm EDT Is that hole still open so that
-month entrapment deep under a the time the first miner was made up of his cabinet. It is so wonderful to watch this Pelosi can go back down and get
remote desert. brought to the surface until the "The team that wins will stay in story of multi-national some samples, lmfao!
Credit: Reuters/Jose Manuel de la last one was pulled to freedom La Moneda (presidential palace). cooperation and world-wide *We welcome comments that
M a z a / C h i l e a n P r e s i d e n c y / late on Wednesday. About 2-1/2 The team that loses goes back to celebration over this perfectly advance the story directly or with
Handout hours later, the last of six rescuers the mine," he joked. executed rescue. For once, a news relevant tangential information.
By Cesar Illiano and Terry Wade who had gone down the shaft to Despite the suffering they went story without hate, death, war or We try to block comments that
COPIAPO, Chile| Thu Oct 14, help the miners get out also through, and the emotional stress politics; just humans helping use offensive language or appear
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COPIAPO, Chile(Reuters) - mine, and the operation was unknown miners could now have Oct 13, 2010 11:33pm EDT frequently to ensure they meet our
Chile's 33 newly rescued miners complete. plenty to look forward to if they Well done to all involved in the standards. If you see a comment
recovered from their ordeal on "It's so incredible that they all take up the offers open to them. rescue, especially the Good old that you believe is irrelevant or
Thursday while also pondering made it out alive," said 51-year- Among a flood of invitations and Aussie Driller who managed to inappropriate, you can flag it to
the celebrity status they have old Luis Pina, a miner, hugging a gifts, Real Madrid and get the initial pilot hole right on our editors by using the report
gained following a more than two perfect stranger as he celebrated Manchester United have invited target…I hope his Bosses are abuse links. Views expressed in
-month entrapment deep under a in the main square in Copiapo the miners -- many of whom are gong to buy him a few beers the comments do not represent
remote desert. where thousands of people danced avid soccer fans -- to watch them tonight those of Reuters.
Most of the miners were found in into the early hours, cheering and play in Europe. Oct 14, 2010 7:01am EDT This entry passed through the
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Afghan Peace Council flexible on Taliban talks Grins and Gets
terms Fiery During War
(Reuters: Top News) to compromise if the Taliban and Rabbani is seen as a mature, Emma Graham-Harrison) Molly Goodson (PopSugar)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:44:00 AM other militants would come to the skilled politician as well as an Oct 14, 2010 9:54am EDT Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:00:00 PM
table. experienced negotiator who may It may be an interesting ending,
By Sayed Salahuddin "During the negotiations, it is be able to reach out to adversaries while the USA spent billions of Reese Witherspoon looked red
KABUL| Thu Oct 14, 2010 possible to show flexibility on across the complex network of dollars and many lives of hot in another sexy little dress and
12:44pm EDT some issues which look Afghan powerbrokers. American young men and women angry once the cameras started
KABUL(Reuters) - The chief of complicated and difficult," Like many of the Taliban, and other countries young people, rolling on the set of This Means
Afghanistan's High Peace Council Rabbini said when asked whether Rabbani is an Islamic cleric and to see that America might be left War in Vancouver yesterday. Her
said on Thursday he is willing to tough preconditions would held talks with some members of out of the picture and be told to character seems to have a sassy
be flexible about tough discourage the Taliban from the movement in recent years, leave dragging their tail behind attitude and isn't afraid to show
preconditions laid down by joining talks. despite his forces helping them with nothing to show for skin while two hot guys fight it
President Hamid Karzai when he "Perhaps new issues will arise Washington in the Taliban's their effort but death and debt out for her affection. In real life,
and colleagues start trying to during the negotiations to allow ouster. *We welcome comments that Reese only has romantic designs
mediate with Taliban insurgents. us success." He was once the leader of a advance the story directly or with on one man, her boyfriend, Jim
Burhanuddin Rabbani, picked NATO and Afghan officials have powerful mujahideen party during relevant tangential information. Toth, whom she jets home to visit
this week to lead the council, said confirmed preliminary contacts the Soviet occupation of We try to block comments that every weekend. She's also making
there was growing understanding between Karzai's government and Afghanistan in the 1980s, and use offensive language or appear the trips back to see her two kids,
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among Western nations of the spokesman for the insurgents has when mujahideen factions waged frequently to ensure they meet our son, Deacon. Perhaps if she's able
need to find a political settlement dismissed reports of negotiations a bloody war for control that standards. If you see a comment to keep getting from Canada to
to a war now in its tenth year. as propaganda and rejected ended with the Taliban's rise to that you believe is irrelevant or California so frequently, she'll be
Karzai, Afghanistan's leader Karzai's peace council. They power. inappropriate, you can flag it to able to squeeze in a trip to the
since the Taliban's ouster in 2001, demand all foreign troops leave With the spread of Taliban our editors by using the report pumpkin patch with Ava and
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must first renounce violence, cut "Tough stances are part of capitals for the Afghan war, those of Reuters.
ties with al Qaeda, and accept the negotiations at the beginning Karzai in June won approval from This entry passed through the
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Accused airline bomber waives right to Awesome: Verizon iPad


fast U.S. trial with Mi-Fi Coming
(Reuters: Top News)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:30:59 AM October 28th
In September, Abdulmutallab
fired his court-appointed lawyers
and raised the possibility of
The case is USA v
Abdulmutallab, 2:10-cr-20005,
U.S. District Court for the Eastern Marshall Kirkpatrick
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is pleading guilty to some charges. District of Michigan. (ReadWriteWeb)
shown in this booking photograph He was indicted in January on six (Reporting by Ben Klayman and
released by the U.S. Marshals counts, including trying to blow Ruchi Naresh in Detroit; Writing Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:10:19 PM

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Catastrophe.
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Abdulmutallab said, "No." Hopefully a Verizon iPad have a magic tablet, with Mi-Fi!"
airline security.
foreshadows a Verizon iPhone, Discuss
but even if that somehow weren't
the case - this iPad news alone is a
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Yahoo shares surge on prospect of


buyout
(Reuters: Top News) about a possible acquisition of steady at $14.18 and AOL shares
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:39:37 AM Yahoo. were up 2.6 percent at $25.77.
In a note to clients, Justin Post, (Reporting by Paul Thomasch,
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N e w Y o r k ' s T i m e ' s S q u a r e Merrill Lynch, said private equity *We welcome comments that
January 25, 2010. interest in Yahoo "makes sense" advance the story directly or with
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McDermid but added that finding a media
NEW YORK| Thu Oct 14, 2010 partner for a deal "could be
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PC vendor in the US
of Yahoo Inc jumped more than 9 experiences with Internet assets." standards. If you see a comment Victor Agreda, Jr. (TUAW) each Mac, likely the best in the
percent on Thursday, fueled by He added that the stock would be that you believe is irrelevant or Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:15:00 AM business, are helping line Apple's
the prospect that the Internet fairly valued around $18 a share inappropriate, you can flag it to coffers as well. While HP still
company could be the target of a and that investors should not our editors by using the report According to IDC, Apple's PC holds a comfy lead at the top, I'd
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$16.72, up $1.47 or 9.6 percent, g r o w t h , h a s n o t y e t b e e n shipments during the period to more attacks by malware
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Yahoo's jump comes after a Partners was among the firms in Reporting of Falluja's Cancer growth." Bear in mind that number one any time soon. At
source said on Wednesday that very preliminary discussions Catastrophe. Fortune suggested this week that least not while they still have a
several private equity firms have about acquisition scenarios. Apple may ship four million Macs commanding lead in MP3 players
approached media companies While Yahoo's stock jumped on in Q4. That's exuberant growth for and a sizable chunk of the
including News Corp and AOL Thursday, News Corp shares were a platform some called dead a smartphone market.
decade ago. Apple is the third largest PC
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5 GeoLocation Services for the Enterprise Car


Klint Finley (ReadWriteWeb)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 1:00:00 PM
developers can create geo-locative
application for any cell phone on
the above carriers, without the
medical staff to locate medical
equipment within the hospital in
real-time and save time trying to
Maintenance
Consumer location based services
such as Foursquare and Facebook
need to install software on the
phones. Once users opt-in, LOC-
track objects down.
Ekahau is particularly interesting
Videos
Places are hot right now, but how AID communicates directly with because it doesn't require any (HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
is location being used in the carriers to receive location additional infrastructure beyond a Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:00:56 AM
enterprise? There are numerous information and makes it WiFi network. It's limited,
applications for location-based available to developers, meaning however, by only being able to You're Watching: Playlist | Car
LoKast Maintenance Videos Playlist |
technologies in the enterprise - developers don't need to be able to LoKast from Nearverse(covered track people and things within a
such as asset tracking, routing and communicate directly with the Car Maintenance Videos Check
h e r e i n A p r i l ) i s a m o b i l e specific space. Route4Me out all 14 car maintenance videos
geo-fencing. Several companies user's phone. That means users application that allows you to Route4Me, a web and mobile app
are working in this space now to with any phone on a supported in this playlist. There are 14
share files or links with other t h a t a t t e m p t s t o s o l v e t h e videos tagged "Car Maintenance"
enable businesses to use location carrier can sign-up to have their users within a certain proximity of Travelling Salesmen Problem, just
for more than just marketing. location tracked without installing most recommended videos
you. It's essentially an ad-hoc geo- released an enterprise edition. The • Fermentation
Here are a few that we've found. software on the phone itself. fencing application for Android free version allows users to plan
Sponsor There are several possible optimal routes with up to ten • Cruise Ships
and iOS. • Conspiracy Test
LOC-AID applications, including: Although most of its use-cases stops. The enterprise edition
Since 2002, mobile phone • Asset tracking- Enterprises are geared towards consumers, allows users to pick up to 200
manufacturers in the US have could use SIM cards instead of This entry passed through the
Nearverse CEO Boris Bogatin stops, and adds additional features Full-Text RSS service — if this is
been required to include GPS GPS chips for tracking the thinks LoKast could be useful in such as turn-by-turn navigation.
tracking for emergency location in location of equipment. your content and you're reading it
the enterprise as well. He cites The iPhone app can also use your on someone else's site, please read
every phone sold. Until recently, • Security- LOC-AID is workers sharing files in a meeting location information, or you can
that information has been promoting the technology for law our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
and adding media to conference just enter your location manually. content-only/faq.php
available only to carriers and enforcement to verify the location rooms or other spaces as possible OpenGeo
emergency services. Customers of parolees who are required to OpenGeo, an open-source web Five Filters featured article:
uses. Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
who wish to use geolocative call in. In most cases, there is I imagine Nearverse could open mapping system, recently released
features in their phones have had voice recognition software in the new version of its enterprise Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
up some really interesting Catastrophe.
to either buy phones with special place to verify the parolee is who possibilities if it were to take e d i t i o n . O p e n G e o p r o v i d e s
GPS features, or install software he or she claims to be, but a d v a n t a g e o f L O C - A I D ' s enterprise support for its full stack
that can access cell tower location verification has been technology. Ekahau of geospatial tools. It's also
positioning information. done with LoJack technology. Ekahau is Wi-Fi based location available in a fully hosted SaaS.
LOC-AID enables developers to • Geofencing- Alerts can be sent s y s t e m f o r p e o p l e , a s s e t s , OpenGeo is the geospatial project
use carrier location information when a particular phone or SIM inventory and other objects. For of OpenPlans and employees
for precise geolocation. LOC-AID card moves into or outside of a example, Clarian Health recently many contributors to projects such
has partnerships with AT&T, designated area. This could be announced it will deploy Ekahau's as PostGIS, GeoServer and
Sprint and Verizon to collect useful for asset tracking, routing, real-time location service in its OpenLayers. Discuss
location data from customers on navigation, etc. hospitals. This will enable
an opt-in basis. This means that
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Empire State Building refaced for savings


(CNET News.com) windows into super-insulating "The window retrofit is a key
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:32:18 AM windows. The team did this on milestone in the Empire State
site by separating out each Building project, already proving
The Empire State Building in window's components, then that buildings can be retrofitted
conjunction with the Clinton rebuilding them with the original efficiently and economically
Climate Initiative is hoping to panes of glass but including while providing rapid payback,"
lead the world in commercial special gas fill, new spacers, and a Malkin said.
energy retrofits b y layer of coated film suspended Commercial building retrofits
example.(Credit: Empire State between the two original glass could actually make a huge
Building Company) panes. difference in the United State's
One of the tallest buildings in the The removal and replacement energy consumption. A report
world, New York's iconic Empire work was done at night so as not released in July 2010 by Pike
State Building, hopes to once to disturb the building's workday Research calculated that if all U.S.
again lead the world by example. occupants or tourists, and took commercial buildings in existence
It was announced today that the about seven months to complete. as of 2010 were to be retrofitted
window phase of the iconic The window change will reduce for energy efficiency, the result
skyscraper's sweeping energy the solar heat gain of the building would be a savings of$41.1 billion
retrofit has been completed. by more than 50 percent and save a year in energy bills.
Does this mean the beloved Art an estimated $400,000 annually in This entry passed through the
Deco landmark will now be e n e r g y c o s t s . W h i l e t h e Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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Instead, 96 percent of the Empire the windows altogether, which content-only/faq.php
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frames, and 26,000 panes of glass State Building Company. the Clinton Climate Initiative, than 38 percent resulting in a Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
were reused. The window retrofit, which was Johnson Controls, Jones Lang savings of $4.4 million annually Catastrophe.
A workshop set up by Serious overseen by Johnson Controls, is LaSalle, and the Rocky Mountain in energy costs.
Materials, a tech company that just part of the Empire State Institute. Anthony E. Malkin, owner of the
develops sustainable green Building's energy retrofit The building has already been Empire State Building Company,
b u i l d i n g m a t e r i a l s , w a s renovation that was announced in awarded an Energy Star rating of said in a statement that he hopes
established on a floor within the April 2009 by New York Mayor 90 out of 100 for commercial the skyscraper will set an example
Empire State Building itself to Michael Bloomberg and President buildings. When the entire project for commercial buildings around
turn the existing dual-pane Bill Clinton. The project is a is completed, the Empire State the world.

Assign Best-By-Dates to Your Delegated Tasks [Delegation]


Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker) Poor communication is the to your tasks, coupled with an decrease time spent managing
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:00:00 AM downfall of the best intended task explanation for that date, to follow ups. More »
delegation. Assign a best-by-date increase communication and
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ViewSonic V3D241wm-LED LCD display offers AMD 3D for


£330
Chris Davies (SlashGear) James Coulson, European
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:57:09 AM marketing manager, ViewSonic.
“The V3D241wm-LED combines
ViewSonic has outed its latest 3D ViewSonic’s display pedigree
display, the V3D241wm-LED, a with advanced features like HD
24-inch LED-backlit monitor that and 3D, providing an immersive
comes with AMD certification viewing experience, but able to
and a pair of wired active shutter perform as a quality 2D monitor
glasses. Running at 1920 x 1080 when required.”
Full HD resolution, with a 5ms The V3D241wm-LED features
response time and 1,000:1 two SRS two watt speakers,
contrast ratio, the ViewSonic providing superior audio quality
V3D241wm-LED works with while also allowing users to
AMD’s 3D-capable Radeon maximise desktop space. The
GPUs. monitor has also been certified for
Connections include HDMI, DVI use with Windows 7, providing
and D-Sub, along with audio in/ true Plug and Play compatibility.
out, and there’s a USB port for In addition, the unit incorporates
hooking up the glasses. A LED technology with an Eco-
standard VESA mount on the mode options, which can reduce
back makes wall-mounting easier, power consumption by up to 50
and of course the display works in monitor has been certified by advantage of the monitor’s 120Hz corporate vice president, Sales, per cent over conventional
regular 2D mode as well as 3D. AMD for use with its Radeon™ frame rate and ultra-fast 2ms EMEA at AMD. “The ViewSonic displays.
The V3D241wm-LED is on sale range of graphics cards, ensuring r e s p o n s e t i m e . T h e u l t r a - V3D241wm-LED is an ideal For details on the new range of
now, priced at £330 ($529). maximum compatibility and ease responsive LED screen has a match for AMD Radeon graphics V i e w S o n i c L E D m o n i t o r s
Press Release: of use. The monitor includes a set brightness level of 300 nits and a cards, as it will enable one of the projectors please visit http://
ViewSonic brings 3D gaming to of wired active shutter glasses, contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1, most compelling stereo 3D www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/.
the desktop with its 24” AMD- allowing users with a compatible providing a high level of detail experiences currently available.” Pricing and availability
certified LED monitor with computer to get started right out and colour reproduction. “With the quality of graphics in The V3D241wm-LED is
glasses of the box. “ViewSonic have been a great today’s films and computer games available immediately from all
14 October 2010 – ViewSonic Using the included 3D glasses, company to work with, and it is constantly on the rise, users are approved resellers for a SRP of
has launched its first 24” 3D-LED the V3D241wm-LED can display clear that they are dedicated to demanding display technology £330 including VAT.
monitor, the V3D241wm-LED, 3D games and movies without producing fantastic display that can do justice to this content
giving people the opportunity to any loss of quality by taking technology,” says Darren Grasby, at a reasonable price,” explains
watch 3D content in full HD. The

The Best Cooking and Recipe Apps for iPhone [Ios]


Adam Dachis (Lifehacker) Cooking with your iPhone is a lot turning your iPhone into a pocket
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:00:00 AM tastier when you have the right sous chef. More »
recipes and culinary techniques. Here's our list of the best apps for
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Teens Still Love Texting, But Mobile App Use is Growing


Sarah Perez (ReadWriteWeb) these data-ready phones comes
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:22:12 PM increased data usage. In this
young demographic group, 94%
New data from Nielsen out today of teens saying they're using
delves into the behavior of the Internet, messaging, multimedia,
youngest mobile consumers: the gaming and/or apps on their
American teenager. The study phones.
further solidifies what we've In fact, this group has seen the
known for some time - teens are largest jump, year-over-year, in
heavy-duty users of text data usage, going from 14 MB in
messaging services. No other Q2 2009 to 62 MB in Q2 2010, a
demographic group texts as much fourfold increase. Males are
as teens do, with an average of consuming more data than
3,339 texts sent and received per females with 75 MB used vs. 53
month. (For girls, it's even higher MB for females.
- 4,050 texts per month!) Application usage among teens is
But the study also revealed that up, too, going from 26% last year
teens are now turning to mobile to 38% this year. The mobile Web
applications, too, with 38% of is used more than apps, however,
teens using downloadable apps with 49% reporting they surf the
like those from Facebook, seems. According to Nielsen's overall with 1,630 texts per also led to decreased voice usage. net on their phones.
Pandora and YouTube. And usage data, teens send out more than 6 month. Voice activity is down 14% from A note on methodology: Nielsen
in this area is growing, says messages per every hour they're Texting is also now the number last year. According to teens, surveyed 3,000 teens for this
Nielsen. awake, an 8% increase since just one reason why teens say they get texting is easier (22%) and faster report and combined their answers
Sponsor last year. a phone, with 43% reporting this (20%) than making a phone call. with data from monthly phone
Texting Still Popular, Usage While females still text more than as their primary reason for mobile Data and Apps Usage Up Too bills of over 60,000 mobile
Increasing males (4,050 compared to 2,539 adoption. Safety, the number one With the ever-lowering prices of customers, a large enough sample
Not surprisingly, Nielsen found texts, females vs. males), the teen reason back in 2008, has now smartphones and more affordable to point to these behaviors and
teens text a lot. Any parent who boys (ages 13-17) are still fallen to second place with only data options, it seems that increases as definite trends.
doesn't have their child on an outpacing the other male age 35% citing this as the top reason. smartphones and "smarter" feature Discuss
unlimited texting plan is just groups studied. Young adults The growth in texting as a phones are making their way into
setting themselves for failure, it (ages 18-24) are in second place communication mechanism has the hands of more teens. And with

Coco Rocha at Home


Habitually Chic (Habitually magazine's chicest contributing she had help from an interior own apartment will be featured
Chic®) editor, Lauren Santo Domingo, designer but doesn't mention their but was told that it hasn't been
Submitted at 10/13/2010 7:39:25 PM will take readers into the homes of name. It looks more collected decided yet. I heard she had help
"some of Vogue's favorite people" rather than decorated anyway due from Jacques Grange and I can
I couldn't find the new November including fashion designers, to all the treasures that Coco has only image that it is as chic and
issue of Vogue on the newsstands models, stylists, artists, picked up during her world travels stylish as her wardrobe!
today but I was able to console celebrities, and more. Up first is for work. This was a fun debut Photos by Claiborne Swanson
myself with their new online the Gramercy Park apartment of husband, James Conran. She says and I can't wait to see who's up Frank for Vogue.com
feature, APT with LSD. The model Coco Rocha and her artist next. I already asked if Lauren's
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Trainyard's tale on the App Store


Matt Tinsley (TUAW) On Tuesday, Matt from Struct.ca,
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:00:00 AM the developer of the game, posted
the story(so far) of Trainyard.
About four days ago, I was sitting Matt explains the journey he went
in a waiting room about to board a through in developing the game as
train. Bored, and a little restless, I well as the highs and lows of
pulled out my iPhone 3G to take a getting Trainyard discovered on
look at the App Store and see if the App Store. Since I enjoyed
there was anything new that I discovering the game for myself
Balabolka Enhances
could download to kill some time. so much, it's particularly Windows Text-to-Speech
Recently, I'd almost given up on interesting to read Matt's story of with Reading Styles and
visiting the App Store. With the Trainyard being discovered. Audio Export
frustrating performance of my 3G, So, grab a cup of coffee and take
downloading apps and using them five to read the blog post here.
[Downloads]
had become more of an endured Then, go and try the free version Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker)
task than a pleasure. But, on this of Trainyard Express for yourself. Submitted at 10/14/2010 8:30:00 AM
particular day, I went straight to If you like that, go and download
the UK free download charts the paid version at just £0.59 - I Windows: Balabolka is a free
hoping for a gem. My eyes just did. application that supercharges text-
immediately scouted the star You can catch a demo video after to-speech in Windows. You can
ratings, and I was quickly drawn the break. alter voices, pitch, cadence, and
to an app that I'd never seen downloaded the app. game? Two major things struck Continue reading Trainyard's tale speed, import popular text formats
before called Trainyard Express. To say the least, I was truly me. The first being that I was on the App Store and export the generated audio to
I think, at the time, the app had a surprised at what a fantastic game bowled over by how good the Trainyard's tale on the App Store popular audio formats. More »
four star rating, well above some I had found. I was totally game actually is. To me, it's originally appeared on TUAW on
of its contemporaries that were engrossed for the duration of my engrossing, looks great, and is a Thu, 14 Oct 2010 11:00:00 EST.
similarly placed on the chart. journey, not to mention repeatedly pleasure to play. And secondly, I Please see our terms for use of
Skipping over the blurb and returning to the game in the was delighted to have downloaded feeds.
taking a quick look at the pictures, coming days. I enjoyed it so much a game for free that has so much Source| Permalink| Email this|
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actually might enjoy. I like too. days that it only reinforced my
puzzles, and I like trains. So, Why was I so pleased with the positive perception of the game.
since I was about to get on one, I

Wild World: Deja Vu Quiz


(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) ever walked into a new friend's Earn a point for every right our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:00:56 AM home and felt that you'd been answer! Save your score at the content-only/faq.php
there before, then you've end of the quiz. Five Filters featured article:
If you've ever walked into a new experienced déjà vu. If you've This entry passed through the Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
friend's home and felt that you'd ever ... OK, that's enough. Is it Full-Text RSS service — if this is Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
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experienced déjà vu. If you've behind this eerie feeling?
wrong with the brain? What's on someone else's site, please read
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Death Threats, Theft & Twitter: 24 Edito, Markdown editor


Hours On the Beat for iPad
Mike Melanson When rumor hit last year that Brett Terpstra (TUAW)
(ReadWriteWeb) and@gmp24_3. Twitter would be increasing the Submitted at 10/14/2010 1:00:00 PM

Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:16:59 PM Two police staff from the force's rate limit ten-fold, Marshall
public relations department are Kirkpatrick argued that "current Edito is a new Markdown text
The Greater Manchester police responsible for the tweets, which API limits are a constraint on how editor for iPad. It's a simple app
force, one of the largest in the are cataloging in near real-time all much analysis you can perform, that does one thing well, and that's
U.K., is about half way through 999 emergency-line and bake-down and present to your edit Markdown (a plain text
an experiment in which the force switchboard calls. So far, the users". With all of the emphasis markup language with a simple
is publishing everything they do number of calls have been we put on the real-time Web, it syntax, which can render text to
for 24 hours on Twitter. overwhelming it seems, and the feels like something is wrong if an myriad formats including HTML,
The force, facing "unprecedented staff have to continually switch experiment as simple sounding as LaTeX, and PDF). It adds a few
budget cuts", intends "to allow the from one account to another to " this one needs multiple work- features to the mix:
public to see what officers at one avoid Twitjail", or having the arounds and keeps running into • An extra row of keys on the
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daily basis" with the tweets but due to these rate limits. Rate the real-time Web...a half hour including pairs for square brackets
apparently the force faces so Limits and Innovation later and somewhere else. Bask in and parenthesis, asterisks, and
much that it goes well beyond Twitter's " rate limit" limits the the Hashtag other keys, which are vital but a
what Twitter allows. number of times a third-party Fortunately, the entire thing is pain to get to on the iPad
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Microsoft: Over 2 million U.S. PCs GE Acquires Smart Grid,


caught in botnets Specialty Software
(CNET News.com)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:36:44 AM
12.4 out of every 1,000 machines.
Altogether, Microsoft's
antimalware software found and
world in 2009 and 2010 and
resulted in the arrest of three men
in Spain.
Designers, Opal Software
Lora Kolodny (TechCrunch)
More than 2 million PCs in the removed bots from 6.5 million Just this week, Microsoft
U.S., or 5.2 out of every 1,000, computers around the world in the launched a record number of Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:49:39 AM

were recruited into botnets during second quarter, twice as many as patches to fix 49 different security
the second quarter of 2010, for the same period in 2009, General Electric (GE) — one of
holes, including one used by the
according to a Microsoft report according to the report. the world’s largest, corporate
Stuxnet worm. formalizes an already strong
released yesterday. cleantech investors and acquirers
Botnets are networks of To better protect PCs from relationship. We are proud to be a
The company's ninth and latest unsuspecting computers, dubbed of cleantech companies — today
malware, Microsoft advises part of GE Energy.” The Australia
Security Intelligence Report zombies, that have been infected announced its acquisition of Opal
individuals and businesses to -based Opal Software team is
tracked the spread of botnets and by malicious software, or bots. Software, which designs software
make sure to update their PCs expected to improve GE’s Digital
malware infections detected and Cybercriminals control and use and provides engineering services
with the latest patches, download Energy business in the Asia-
removed throughout the world those computers through the bots that help electricity, gas and water
the latest antivirus definitions, and Pacific region by providing
during the first and second to launch spam, viruses, and utilities run their operations and
use strong and secure passwords. increased local workforce and
quarters of the year. The sheer phishing attacks against other PCs networks faster, and more
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our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ Energy projects,” said Matt
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The Cast of Chuck and Glee, David Arquette, Lenny Kravitz and
More in This Week's Fun and Funny Celebrity Twitter Photos!
PopSugar (PopSugar) sharing their pics on Twitter. to Paris and Chris Colfer spent e x c l u s i v e p h o t o s ! View
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:15:00 AM Before causing controversy on time with the Glee Cheerios. S l i d e s h o w ›
Howard Stern David Arquette Click through to see all the shots,
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candid moments this week by Chuck held an arm wrestling match. Lenny Kravitz took a trip Twitter for exciting news and
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For Eventbrite, Each Facebook Share


Is Worth $2.52
Erick Schonfeld (TechCrunch) Eventbrite, or whether all
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:53:52 AM commerce sites can benefit from
social sharing. Companies should
How much is a shared link on start tracking revenue per social
Facebook worth? For online share and see where the money is
ticketing service Eventbrite, each coming from. My gut instinct is
time someone shares a link to a that Facebook will be more
paid event with their Facebook Facebook has an edge because it valuable for products which get a
friends it results in $2.52 worth of broadcasts to all your friends. On bigger boost when your real
ticket sales. In contrast, a Twitter average, each shared link on friends are using them, and
share is only worth $0.43, and a Facebook results in 11 new visits Twitter will compare better for
LinkedIn share is worth $0.90. to Eventbrite, compared to 7 visits other more general types of
S h a r i n g a n e v e n t t h r o u g h per share across all channels. products where people are just
Eventbrite’s email sharing tool is As CEO Kevin Hartz told me a l o o k i n g f o r a t r u s t e d
worth $2.34, almost as much as couple weeks ago when he recommendation based on topic
Facebook. On average, across all raised$20 million, Facebook now knowledge. Twitter might also
social channels, each share is sends more traffic to Eventbrite result in better clickthrough rates
Nokia N8 review
Vlad Savov (Engadget) key question today, as it was at
worth an average of $1.78 for than any other source, including for pure media sharing (i.e.,
Eventbrite. Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:00:00 PM the beginning, relates to that all-
Google. It is no wonder that advertising versus commerce). new software within: does
Events are inherently social, and Eventbrite is making a big push What’s your revenue per share?
The first time Nokia's N8-00 Symbian^3 succeed in elevating
if you know your friends are into social discovery, adding more Send me an email or share in
popped up on our radar was way Nokia's touchscreen experience or
going to go to an event you are Facebook hooks into its service. c o m m e n t s . C r u n c h B a s e
back in early February of this does it drag down an otherwise
m o r e l i k e l y t o g o a s w e l l . The more it can get people to Information Eventbrite Facebook
year. On that chilly, misty stellar combination of high-end
Facebook and email most closely share events, the more tickets it Twitter Information provided by
morning, we learned of a mythical parts? For that verdict and much,
match your real friends, so it sells. CrunchBase being capable of shooting 12 much more, join us after the
makes sense that those shares are The big question is whether this
megapixel stills, recording 720p break.
worth more in this context. But phenomenon is particular to
video, outputting via HDMI, and - Gallery: Nokia N8 first unboxing
- most importantly -- ushering in Gallery: Nokia N8 hardware
Joy and Whoopi Walk Off 'The View' the promised Symbian^3 touch
revolution. It's been a long road of
Continue reading Nokia N8
review
After Comment by Bill O'Reilly leaks, teasers, hands-ons, and
previews since then, but at long
last, the legend of the N8 has
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Opera 11 To Come With


Extensions: Calls For An
Interview And A Demo (TCTV)
Robin Wauters (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:21:01 AM

So browser extensions are finally


making their way to Opera’s
desktop browser product.
The next release thereof, Opera
11, will boast the welcome new
feature, although there’s no telling
when even the alpha version of
the browser will hit the Web
exactly (the word is “very soon”).
I caught up with Arnstein
Teigene, who is product manager
for desktop browser add-ons at support in its mobile browser
Opera, to ask him about the products in the future, as it is
forthcoming feature and what it apparently and oft-requested

Gran Turismo 5 Delay Due to Last- means for the company and the
Web as a whole.
One of the things I asked was
feature, but it doesn’t sound like
that’s coming anytime soon.
I also got a brief demo of Opera
Minute Executive Decision why it took Opera so damn long
to gain said extensions feature,
11 alpha in action, showing
functional third-party extensions
Evan Selleck (SlashGear) is “not happy.” And, as we reported yesterday, which I believe has been a from reddit, StumbleUpon and
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:14:07 PM According to Imasaki, the the Sony and Polyphony Digital fundamental part of modern Web Wikipedia. Check it out:
decision to delay the title even are now aiming for a holiday browsers for years now. CrunchBase Information Opera
After news broke yesterday that further was a last-minute decision season release of the title, As you can tell from the Information provided by
the prodigal racing simulator, made by the executive team, hopefully putting it on retail interview, the company’s also CrunchBase
Gran Turismo 5 would be delayed which includes the creator of shelves before the first of the new considering shipping extensions
yet again, the general consensus G r a n T u r i s m o , K a z o n u r i year. However, it looks like even
from fans was displeasure. Even Yamauchi, for the game. The that is still up in the air. Imasaki Online Features - October 2010
t h e m o s t d i e - h a r d o f G T developer of the title, Polyphony points out that Sony is now (Cooking Light: Editor's Picks) on someone else's site, please read
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of the title, and added that Sony blue. Imasaki added that, “We’re idea when the game will release.
Computer Entertainment America not happy over here.” [ via CVG]
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Focus Design's SBU self-balancing unicycle hits 2.0:


faster, stronger, sleeker, zanier
Darren Murph (Engadget) month, with just $1,499 and a
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:15:00 AM willingness to try something your
mother wouldn't recommend
And here you were thinking standing between you and... well,
Focus Design had thrown in the something that your mother would
towel after producing just one self never recommend. Vid's after the
-balancing unicycle. Silly you, break. Nokia: N900
huh? Nearly two years to the day
after the aforesaid company
Continue reading Focus Design's
SBU self-balancing unicycle hits
MeeGo dual-boot
cranked out the goofiest 2.0: faster, stronger, sleeker, isn’t for consumers
transporter since the Segway, zanier Chris Davies (SlashGear)
along comes the SBU v2.0 to Focus Design's SBU self-
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:28:32 AM
rekindle our hope in humanity. balancing unicycle hits 2.0: faster,
According to the outfit, this stronger, sleeker, zanier originally
c r o w d - p l e a s e r . " T h e n e w l y Control freaks will appreciate the News earlier that the Nokia N900
newfangled edition is sleeker, appeared on Engadget on Thu, 14
designed motor packs 1,000 watts addition of three gyro sensors (to would be getting a dual-boot
safer and more powerful, and Oct 2010 10:15:00 EDT. Please
of power (compared to 350 watts monitor pitch, roll and yaw), MeeGo option cheered up a lot of
better still, it should be "much see our terms for use of feeds.
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ambiguous guarantee, noting that Ventura Boulevard for at least a marvel of modern engineering is
few more minutes than before. expected to start shipping next NOKIA: page 33
it'll most certainly be "an instant

DC Fast Charger joins the ECOtality EV charging station fleet,


looks like a fuel pump
Darren Murph (Engadget) parking lots, gas stations and open road. There's even a 42-inch charging station fleet, looks like a
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:49:00 AM beyond, with the company aiming LCD on the top, and while it's fuel pump
to get these positioned in a wide primarily engineered for ads and DC Fast Charger joins the
You can't help but smile, can variety of locations in order to information, we're sure a few wire ECOtality EV charging station
you? ECOtality's latest entrant ease "range anxiety." We're also swaps would have your Xbox 360 fleet, looks like a fuel pump
into the rapidly expanding Blink told that motorists will eventually displayed in no time flat. The DC originally appeared on Engadget
line of EV chargers looks awfully be able to utilize the Blink Fast Charger should be hitting 16 on Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:49:00
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when installed in Best Buy payment system makes it easy to vehicle and get you back on the Charger joins the ECOtality EV
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NOKIA:
continued from page 32

them and their open-source


smartphone in the cold. Now,
however, the official word from
Nokia has come through to The
Nokia Blog that consumers still
won’t be offered a dual-boot
option: it’s only intended for
developers to use.
“The Nokia N900 is used as
development hardware for
platform developers working with
MeeGo on ARM hardware
architecture. While the software
from the MeeGo project runs on
the Nokia N900 for development
purposes, Nokia does not intend
to provide a dual-boot OS option
to consumers in upcoming N900
commercial software releases as
we want to ensure that we provide
the best possible experience
designed for that device. The
meego.com blog post was
primarily targeted to the audience
reading the blog: MeeGo
developers.” Nokia statement
The news echoes official
BlackBerry Storm 3 not dead after all? Three models statements back in May which
amounted to much the same thing:
that there will be no commercial
tipped; PlayBook 2 in 2H 2011? MeeGo roll-out for the N900 in
the interests of maintaining the
Chris Davies (SlashGear) three BlackBerry Storm 3 devices, QNX is the same OS as is set to believe that RIM intend to bolster best, most stable experience on
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:34:34 AM a haptic touch model that has run on the RIM PlayBook tablet. the BlackBerry App World with Maemo. Disappointing, yes, but
indeed been cancelled, a non- Jefferies & Co. suggest the QNX titles, with the plan “to port we don’t doubt there’ll be plenty
Talk of the BlackBerry Storm 3s haptic version “with similar iPhone-like Storm 3 will drop a large portion of the Android of people going the developer
cancellation may have been thickness, more memory, and sometime in the first half of 2011, App Market onto QNX or to route with their N900 and loading
premature, according to analysts [BlackBerry 6]” which is still on while they also tip a second-gen virtualize it.” A RIM whatever ROMs are out there.
Jefferies & Co., who blame course for a release by the end of PlayBook 2 – with two screen spokesperson declined to
multiple SKUs of the third- November, and then a Storm 3 sizes and in 3G and 4G forms – comment.
g e n e r a t i o n t o u c h s c r e e n with a “new iPhone-like form due for release in the second half [ via IntoMobile]
smartphone for the confusion. factor, but slimmer,” that could of the year.
They claim RIM was working on run QNX. Meanwhile, the analysts also
34 Technology/ Policy/ Finance/ E-reader News Edition

The 70 Percent Rule


(AEI.Org: Articles) toward one party, plus the three between 59 and 64 Republican
Submitted at 10/13/2010 6:00:00 PM Democratic seats that are rated as wins. Subtract the seven seats
sure GOP gains--North Dakota, already held by the GOP, and
With less than three weeks to go Indiana, and Arizona. Only two of you're left with a net pick-up of
b e f o r e E l e c t i o n D a y , the 17, Kentucky and Missouri, between 52 and 57 seats.
prognosticators are all over the are currently held by Republicans. Looked at from this approach, the
map on how many seats the GOP Apply the historical-range factor House GOP's recent decision to
will gain. Everyone has his own to that total: The rule predicts that start buying ad time in many
proprietary model, but I'm going the GOP will win between nine Democratic-held districts not
to let you in on the simple model and eleven of these seats, yielding previously thought to be targets
that has proven to work with great a net gain of between seven and makes sense. Putting more seats
regularity in recent years--the 70 nine seats. in play increases the odds for a
percent solution. For the House, look at Charlie really big payoff. Expect to see
This approach relies on the Cook's listing of seats in play. As more House "sleeper" seats pop
observation that, in wave years Chris Cillizza noted yesterday in up in the next ten days, and don't
like this one (i.e., years in which his "Morning Fix" newsletter, be surprised if one more Senate
Stuart Hughes strikes again one party wins by a large margin), Cook currently has 92 House
approximately 70 percent of the seats in play, only seven of which
seat gets placed on your radar
with some intense, late ad buys.
with world's most expensive, seats in play on Election Day are are held by Republicans. Consider
usually carried by the victorious history: In 2008, Cook had 53
Henry Olsen is a vice president
and the director of the National
party. This holds true whether one s e a t s i n p l a y , 1 3 o f t h e m Research Initiative at AEI.
diamond covered iPhone 4 looks at the Senate or the House. Democratic; in 2006, he had 54
For the Senate, every wave seats in play, nine of them
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Cole
Laura June (Engadget) two identical models for an
election going back to 1980 has D e m o c r a t i c . I n 2 0 0 8 , t h e This entry passed through the
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:39:00 AM Australian client. Each handset
seen the winning party pick up Democrats gained 21 seats, which Full-Text RSS service — if this is
includes over 500 diamonds and
between 66 and 80 percent of the means they won 34 of the 53--64 your content and you're reading it
We've already established that if totals over 100 karats, and comes seats in play, defined as seats percent. In 2006, the Democrats on someone else's site, please read
you're filthy rich, you probably in its own special granite box. Its where one party has a potential or gained 30, which means they won our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
don't want the same cell phone as total cost is £5 million -- nearly 8certain chance of picking up a seat 39 of the 54--72 percent. These content-only/faq.php
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electronics by plating them in world's most expensive, diamond as either toss-ups or leaning House seats in play yields
gold and diamonds. We've already covered iPhone 4 originally
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The Russian Masterpiece You Have Never Heard Of


(AEI.Org: Articles) recognized for its brilliance. Union barely thawed from the for freedom for my book." and Germany to the Gulag camps
Submitted at 10/13/2010 6:00:00 PM The commentary included with paralysis of Stalinist terror, In 1962 Grossman was granted in eastern Siberia, from Moscow
the book's first complete Russian Grossman's book, as another an interview with the Soviet in the north to the ghettos and the
Fifty years ago this past October, edition in 1989 was titled "The glasnost-era commentator put it, Union's final authority on such ravines with the remains of the
Vasily Grossman submitted for Spirit of Freedom" (" Dukh was "the novel of a free man." matters, chief party ideologist Ukrainian Jews in the south, from
publication the greatest Russian svobody"). This was a remarkable Grossman, who had been one of Mikhail Suslov. Suslov upheld the soldiers in the trenches to
novel of the 20th century. The insight. For Life and Fate Russia's most popular World War Znamya's verdict. Grossman Hitler's "field headquarters"
KGB immediately destroyed all continues to overwhelm and II front-line reporters, as well as never recanted. He died in poverty somewhere "on the border of East
copies of what Grossman called wound through its characters' the author of a fine war novel to and obscurity two years later, on Prussia and Lithuania" and Stalin
Life and Fate( Zhizn' i sud'ba in heroic insistence on their freedom which Life and Fate is a sequel, Sept. 14, 1964. A few of his in the Kremlin. (In the chilling
Russian) except for two hidden by to exercise moral choice, even in continued to behave like a free stories were published in Stalin pages, Grossman has the
his friends, and he died in 1964 the hells of Stalingrad, Treblinka, man even after a member of the newspapers and magazines over desperate "Supreme Commander"
without ever seeing his work and the Gulag, and among the magazine Znamya's editorial the following three years, but after imagine that the Red Army's
published. For more than a quarter daily perils and humiliations of board told him that his "harmful," 1967, when the last vestiges of catastrophic defeats in 1941 and
-century, the book was life under Stalinism. Most of all, "hostile" work would not be Khrushchev's "thaw" were 1942 were retribution for all those
unavailable in Russia. Finally, in the book is matchless in the published in less than 250 years. completely extinguished by the he had killed or starved to death,
1988, it was embraced by the artistic power of its affirmation of So terrified were Znamya's editors reigning Brezhnevism, even his and then exult in the Stalingrad
cultural revolutionaries of freedom as the essence of our that they forwarded the name was forbidden from being triumph as his ultimate and
glasnost as they slashed and humanity--freedom that today, in manuscript, post-haste, to the mentioned in print, and it eternal vindication.)
burned their way through the a Russia run by reincarnated KGB authorities. The KGB searched remained so for the next 20 years. Consciously Tolstoy-like in its
official narrative of Soviet officers, seems far more elusive Grossman's apartment and took all In one of the first reviews that sweep, Life and Fate was also
history, encrusted with 70 years of than when the book was first copies of the novel, along with followed the 1988 Oktyabr inspired by that great Russian
lies. In their search for a usable rediscovered. every page of the drafts and every publication, leading Soviet observer of everyday life and
past, something not to be rejected Consciously Tolstoy-like in its used sheet of carbon paper. None literary critic Vladimir Lakshin "ordinary people," Anton
in disgust, not to shudder over, sweep, Life and Fate was also of the seized materials would ever compared reading Life and Fate to Chekhov, who was Grossman's
but to cherish and be inspired by, inspired by that great Russian be seen again. The 1988 magazine standing in a dense crowd inside favorite writer. In a passionate
they were awed by the brave and observer of everyday life and publication was based on the only an immense, airy temple, listening soliloquy delivered by one of his
nearly lost attempts of their "ordinary people," Anton two surviving texts: a final copy to the echoes of hundreds of characters, Grossman extols
fathers and mothers to imagine a Chekhov, who was Grossman's and a draft, each kept hidden by a conversations. Twenty years later, Chekhov as the "first democrat"
just and moral political order. favorite writer. different friend. Harvard University's Stephen among Russian writers for his
This being Russia, literature was Grossman lived the freedom of Grossman protested to Soviet Greenblatt would call the book a "millions of characters" and his
the first and the main resource of which he wrote. One is leader Nikita Khrushchev, and "stupendous twentieth-century attention to each of them. They
the glasnost warriors. They immediately struck by a complete that letter, too, was unprecedented heir" to War and Peace. Indeed, were unique human beings (
trafficked in great books, some absence of internal censorship in in its tone of address. "The current the novel is teeming with at least lyudi) to Chekhov, Grossman
that had waited decades to be Life and Fate, written by an situation is senseless," Grossman two dozen main characters and continues, every one of them:
read: Andrei Platonov's author in the Soviet Union in the wrote. "I am physically free, but scores of secondary ones. lyudi first--and only then "priests,
Chevengur and The Foundation 1950s, some of it when Joseph the book to which I have Although centered on the Battle Russians, shopkeepers, Tatars,
Pit, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's The Stalin was still alive. What one dedicated my life is in jail--but it of Stalingrad between fall 1942 workers." Chekhov was the
Gulag Archipelago, Anna Soviet critic called a is I who wrote it, and I have not and winter 1943, which Grossman "standard-bearer … of a real
Akhmatova's Requiem. Yet even "concentration of truth, repudiated and am not repudiating covered as a reporter for the main Russian democracy, Russian
in such august company, fearlessness, and inner freedom" it.… I continue to believe that I military newspaper, Red Star, the freedom, and Russian human
Grossman's Life and Fate, was likely without parallel in have written the truth and that I narrative spans almost the entire dignity." To recover and maintain
serialized in the popular literary Soviet Russian literature at the wrote it loving, empathizing with, Eurasian continent, from the
magazine Oktyabr, was instantly time. In a still totalitarian Soviet and believing in the people. I ask prisoner-of-war camps in Poland RUSSIAN page 36
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this Chekhovian freedom, "to be ideology that Grossman found the and tanks. "Stalingrad had a soul," atmosphere of despondence and proverbial knock at the door
different, unique, to live, feel, and key parallel between Stalin's Grossman concludes. "Its soul poverty--when instead of all of heralding his arrest. Yet, along
think in one's own, separate way," Soviet Union and Hitler's was freedom." this, you know what you find? with fear, Shtrum is also filled
was the sole objective of and Germany, which he juxtaposes For many, perhaps most, Soviet Information! Can you imagine with an unknown thrill: the
justification for "human throughout the book. Even at the soldiers, from whom Grossman such a newspaper? A newspaper freedom to resist. The terror that
associations," Grossman writes in height of Khrushchev's thaw, a drew his characters, the freedom that brings information? permeated the lives of every
Life and Fate. Sometimes, he Russian commentator recalled a for which they fought and died "Swept up in this crazily unusual Soviet citizen, the awareness of
continues, instead of a means for quarter-century later, this was not freedom only from Nazi talk," all in the room know what his own "pitiful powerlessness"
strengthening a human comparison was "beyond the slavery, but also from Stalinism. they risk by not denouncing their before the boundless and "lethal"
community, "race, party, and pale," "mortally dangerous," and, Major Yershov, whose entire friend immediately, that very power of the state and its "all-
state" become the end. " Nyet, to the censors, among the most family was exiled and died night. "Oh, what the hell," thinks annihilating wrath," all seem to
nyet, nyet! The sole, true, and terrifying of the novel's many somewhere in the northern the main character of Life and have receded. In his exhilarating
eternal objective of the struggle heresies. (Grossman was also swamps, fights "for a free Russian Fate, the brilliant nuclear liberation, Shtrum is no longer
for life is a human being, his almost certainly the first Soviet life." For Yershov, Grossman physicist Viktor Shtrum, as he afraid to say what he thinks.
humble particularity, his right to writer to apply the adjective wrote, the victory over Hitler walks home. "At least we have Instead, he speaks to his wife and
this particularity." "totalitarian" to Stalin's Soviet would be also the "victory over spoken like human beings, daughter about the "unbearable"
There was no doctrine, Grossman Union--in a manuscript submitted those camps where his mother, without fear, without hypocrisy." mendacity of the newspapers and
believed, to which this freedom for publication in the Soviet sisters, and father perished." "It seems to me that life could be of the insult of seeing
and dignity could be sacrificed: Union!) For Grossman, the Away from the battlefields, the defined as freedom," Shtrum's "ignoramuses with party
"I saw the unflinching force of the betrayal of the nascent Russian spirit of freedom moved men and mentor, Academician Chepyzhin, membership cards" direct science
idea of public good, born in my freedom in 1917 by the Bolshevik women to brave informers later says to the book's hero. and culture.
country. I saw it first in the Revolution was Soviet Russia's seemingly behind every wall and "Freedom is the main principle of Then Stalin calls. Keenly
universal collectivization. I saw it original and inexpiable sin. Dying around every corner, to defy the life. It is here that the borderline "interested in the division of
in [the Great Purge of] 1937. I in a Gulag camp somewhere executioners of SMERSH (the runs: between freedom and atoms' nuclei," the tyrant is
saw how, in the name of an ideal above the Arctic Circle, an Old "Death to the Spies" slavery, between dead matter and enthusiastic about Shtrum's work
as beautiful and humane as that of Bolshevik confesses to a comrade counterintelligence service), to life. The entire evolution of live in nuclear theory. The two-minute
Christianity, people were and a fellow prisoner: "I don't risk arrest and the torments of the matter is the movement from a phone conversation vaults the
annihilated. I have seen villages want to say it; it is like a torture to Gulag for a word of truth, thrown lower degree of freedom to a ostracized physicist to the very
dying of starvation; I have seen say it.… But this is my last in the face of the "fear that higher." top of the Soviet state's science
peasant children dying in Siberian revolutionary duty, and I will do prevented humans from being The "degree of freedom" conglomerate. His laboratory is
snow; I have seen trains carrying it.… We have made a mistake.… human." Grossman writes, "What diminishes catastrophically for returned to him; his every request
to Siberia hundreds and thousands We did not understand liberty. We a horrible price people paid for a Shtrum, a Jew, when he is for equipment or personnel is
of men and women from Moscow crushed it.… Without liberty, few brave words uttered without denounced for preferring the granted immediately. His
and Leningrad, from all the cities there is no proletarian revolution." looking over one's shoulder." And "bourgeois" physics of Albert "beloved science," that is, his life,
of Russia--men and women Yet to Grossman the spirit of yet, here's one of the book's Einstein to the "national Soviet is given back to him.
declared enemies of the great and freedom was inextinguishable. A characters, one Madyarov, science." Although warned that Yet after a few weeks of triumph,
bright idea of public good. This Red Star correspondent from the dreaming recklessly in front of refusing to recant is "akin to Shtrum starts to feel empty and,
idea was beautiful and great, and first to the last day of the several friends: suicide," he does not attend the stranger still, nostalgic for the
it has mercilessly killed some, Stalingrad battle, Grossman Ah, dear comrades, can you meeting at his institute at which "lightness" that was his when the
disfigured the lives of others; it witnessed the "miracle of imagine what this is, freedom of he is expected to confess his phone did not ring and colleagues
has torn wives from husbands and Stalingrad" during which the Red the press? When instead of the "deviations" and beg forgiveness. and acquaintances pretended not
children from fathers." Army, its regiments sometimes letters of laborers to the great Shtrum's phone goes silent. His to see him. Those days now seem
It was in the ruthless casualness reduced to "dozens of soldiers," Stalin, or the information about colleagues and friends cross the so happy--"his head brimming
with which individual freedom its positions incessantly bombed the workers of the United States street to avoid greeting him. He RUSSIAN page 37
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with thoughts of truth, freedom, despised. Fulfilling Madyarov's cannot do as they wish. Perhaps Ocean to the Black Sea, not
God." There is a "piercing" sense dream, they would have read "real most of all, Grossman would have science.… Every day, every hour,
of loss. Something "precious" is news" in newspapers and been disheartened to see virtually year after year, one must fight for
forever gone. magazines, and the Shtrums of everyone not in the government's one's right to be human, kind and
Nazism and Soviet totalitarianism Russia (if they weren't at MIT or employ forced to make pure.… And if black times bring
left Grossman little room for Berkeley) could have conducted compromises with their an hour without hope, man should
maneuver. For those wishing to their research without fear of consciences. To pay bribes to tax not be afraid of death if he wants
affirm their freedom, Grossman ideological inquisition. One can police and fire inspectors; to to remain human.
offered stark choices--narrow, travel abroad, even to the West. kowtow to rapacious mayors and So long as the world struggles
sharp, and often lethal, like a One can read (and watch) governors. Not to cross the line, if daily to save its humanity by
dagger. Would he rethink them whatever one wants! One can you are an investigative journalist resisting the temptations of the
today, first and foremost for his even start one's own business! or newspaper owner--or be fined, absolving certitudes of sectarian
own country, where, as in the But after a day or two, Grossman bankrupted, maimed, or even or secular "isms," the "holy wars," Question Time:
aftermaths of all great modern would have sensed that something killed. Not to start an opposition the "verticals of power," or
revolutions, the moral fervor that was still very much amiss. The party, run for office, run for the "national security," Life and Fate Throw Your TV
Life and Fate so powerfully power of the state has receded, Duma. Not to elect the governors will continue to dazzle and inspire
stoked two decades ago seems to but it is still outside society's of one's province and, --as unerring a moral guide today Queries My Way
have been replaced by ubiquitous control. Abetted by corrupt or increasingly, the mayors of one's as it was 50 years ago. Maureen Ryan (TV Squad)
cynicism? intimidated judges, bureaucrats own city. It is these positive Leon Aron is a resident scholar Submitted at 10/14/2010 7:15:00 AM
In his classic study "Two blackmail and shake down freedoms, the freedom to do what and Director of Russian Studies at
Concepts of Liberty," Isaiah entrepreneurs; traffic police you want in your life, your AEI. Filed under: Reality-Free, Stay
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How to Reform ObamaCare Starting Stoltz To The Future


(Woot! - One Day, One Deal)
Now Submitted at 10/13/2010 3:00:00 PM
audiences with his debut role
in"Bright Lights, Big City"? And
what of Stoltz's role as "Matt
(AEI.Org: Articles) core of ObamaCare. Doing so subscription from the Wall Street Somewhere out there among in Rutledge" in"Sister, Sister"?
Submitted at 10/13/2010 6:00:00 PM would force the federal Journal. The full text will be the vast array infinite universes We may never know the answers
government to step in and run the posted to AEI.org on Monday, and divergent timelines is a world to these questions. In our timeline,
The Republican rallying cry exchanges for the states--a chore October 18. much like ours, but with one R o b e r t Z e m e c k i s ' c o m e d i c
during this election season has that would slow down federal Scott Gottlieb, M.D., is a resident small difference: Eric Stoltz instincts prevailed and Stoltz was
been a promise to "repeal and implementation of ObamaCare fellow at AEI. Thomas P. Miller starred in "Back To The Future". ousted as Marty McFly, clearing
r e p l a c e " O b a m a C a r e . T h e but fail to provide any alternative is a resident fellow at AEI. I wonder, was"Doc Hollywood" the way for Michael J. Fox to
problem is that through at least solution to insurance coverage Photo Credit:iStockphoto/Anant ever made?"The Secret To My pilot a time-traveling DeLorean
2012 President Obama would veto problems. Dummai Success"?"Life with Mikey"? On right into our hearts. But let's take
any law repealing his signature The more promising option is for This entry passed through the that world, did a little film a small look into what might have
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states. working with a different president our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ comedy, and did an unknown by we're all happier with the Marty
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Republican governors (many offering their own market-friendly Five Filters featured article:
newly elected) will have the versions of exchanges, they will Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
opportunity to resist the establish an alternative to Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
legislation at the state level. They ObamaCare and its one-size-fits- Catastrophe.
could refuse to implement the all health plans. . . .
health-care exchanges that are the This article is available in full by

Amazing: The French Work The Least In The World But Are
Now Richer Than Almost Everybody
Vincent Fernando, CFA (Money America's, as shown by the chart So French work the least while
Game) from Econompic below. In fact, enjoying one of the highest levels
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:00:00 AM it's also higher than in the UK, of average wealth in the world. If
Japan, and Germany. (Japan and that isn't freedom then we're not
People like to make fun of France Germany don't even make the top sure what exactly is.
for easy work days, frequent ten list despite their reputation as Here's the Credit Suisse data used
protests, and a heavily state- workhorses) in the chart above, sourced via
driven economy. Oh yeah and Meanwhile, as you may recall, Zero Hedge:
they're a bunch of communists the French also probably work the Join the conversation about this
disguised as socialists. fewest number of hours in the story »
It's probably all true, but world, but are luckily the most People work an average of 1,902 by contrast, spend the least
whatever it is they're doing, they productive people in the world hours per year in the surveyed amount of time at work according
must be doing something right. when they actually work. cities but they work much longer to the global comparison: 1,582
That's because French wealth per Here's a little excerpt from UBS in Asian and Middle Eastern and 1,594 hours per year
adult is now higher than last year as a refresher: cities... People in Lyon and Paris, respectively.
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All 50 States Probe Foreclosure Fraud; Florida's 30 Second


"Rocket Docket" Hits Brick Wall of Suspensions; Emotions Run
High
noreply@blogger.com (Michael industry's secrets, said Ray possibility that foreclosure Florida has the third-highest 33,000 foreclosure cases, he said.
Shedlock) (Mish's Global Brescia, an Albany Law School proceedings nationwide could be foreclosure rate in the U.S. behind “All of a sudden all of these
Economic Trend Analysis) professor who has tracked the subject to legal challenge. More Nevada and Arizona. One in issues pop up with the lenders,”
Submitted at 10/13/2010 7:02:00 PM mortgage crisis. Some mortgage than 2.5 million homes have been every 34 housing units -- double McGrady said in an interview at
In the wake of massive company workers could have a lost to foreclosure since the the U.S. average -- was in the his Clearwater office. “It’s going
foreclosure fraud, attorneys powerful incentive to do so rather recession started in December foreclosure process or bank- to slow down the whole process
general in all 50 states have than face criminal charges, he 2007, according to RealtyTrac owned as of Sept. 1, data vendor because there will be more
launched a probe into problems noted. Inc. Florida's Rocket Docket RealtyTrac Inc. said. backlog. We’re still getting 1,000
with documents used in "It's quite possible that there will Grinds to a Halt Florida’s legislature appropriated cases a month.”
foreclosures. In response, Yahoo be insiders who come forward to Please consider Florida’s 30- $9.6 million this year to pay semi- At the Clearwater court, lenders
Finance! reports States' Probe of reveal the inner workings of these Second Foreclosure Dash Hits retired judges and case managers as of yesterday had canceled more
Foreclosures Could Force "boiler room" foreclosure mills, Fraud Wall to clear the backlog of than half of the 84 hearings to
Reforms which likely won't be good for the Home to more foreclosures than foreclosures. Some judges have approve foreclosures that were
A joint investigation by every banks," Brescia said. 47 U.S. states, Florida sought to been churning through cases at a scheduled for today, according to
state and the District of Columbia A lawsuit that Ohio Attorney clear out its backlog with a system rapid clip, such as those last week Ron Stuart, a court spokesman.
could force mortgage companies General Richard Cordray filed of special court hearings that in Tampa who considered dozens Half of the 110 hearings
to settle allegations that they used this month against GMAC dispensed with cases quickly, of foreclosures per day, originally set to take place
flawed documents to foreclose on Mortgage and Ally Financial sometimes in less than a minute. sometimes in as little as 30 tomorrow were canceled as well.
hundreds of thousands of could preview things to come Homeowners like Nicole West seconds. Emotions Run High
homeowners. around the country. now threaten to slow that system, The goal is to clear 62 percent of Without a doubt there is massive
It could take months, at least, for Cordray's lawsuit seeks to halt Florida’s so-called rocket docket, the backlog by next July, foreclosure fraud. In case you
any settlement to be reached. But potentially illegal foreclosure to a crawl. West, who has been according to Craig Waters, a missed it please see
legal experts say lenders could be practices. It also asks that a judge fighting to save her Jensen Beach spokesman for the Florida
forced to accept an independent stop sales of any foreclosed house from foreclosure, has Supreme Court. J. Thomas • Bank of America Halts
monitor to ensure they follow homes involving paperwork filed leveled a new allegation in her McGrady, chief judge of Florida’s Evictions Nationwide; Senator
state foreclosure laws. The banks by a GMAC employee who three-year battle: the entire Sixth Judicial Circuit, said he Reid Calls for More Suspensions
could also be subject to financial signed hundreds of faulty process is based on fraud. once thought that was achievable. • Unclear Titles Will Sideline
penalties and be forced to pay documents. And it aims to toss West said her case is rife with the Now that Charlotte, North Buyers of Foreclosed Properties
some people whose foreclosures out foreclosure judgments on kind of flawed mortgage Carolina-based Bank of America, for Many Months
were improperly handled. homes that haven't yet sold. documents that have caused New York- based JPMorgan and
For banks, "the most efficient The Ohio lawsuit also seeks lenders including Bank of Detroit-based Ally Financial Inc. Get a Grip on Reality
way for them to get out from damages for consumers and civil America Corp. and JPMorgan have put the brakes on Fraudulent foreclosure or not, it
under this to settle across the penalties of $25,000 for each Chase & Co. to stop the process foreclosures or evictions to look is high time people like Nicole
board," said Kathleen Engel, a separate violation. If similar cases of foreclosures and evictions for irregularities, he said he’s West need to get a grip on reality.
law professor at Suffolk were brought in all 50 states, it across the country. The banks said “very doubtful” his courts can The reality is she is facing
University in Boston. could total billions of dollars in they are investigating homeowner resolve that many cases. The foreclosure because she is in
A key question is whether state damages and fines for lenders and charges like West’s that circuit, which covers the area default. It is amazing how clowns
investigators can persuade bank others involved in foreclosures. signatures were forged and around Clearwater and St.
employees to divulge some of the The allegations raise the documents were backdated. Petersburg, has a backlog of ALL page 43
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Gallup Poll Shows Discretionary Spending at All Time Low;


Trends Support Double-Dip Theory
noreply@blogger.com (Michael spending is significantly more are being floated out there, like
Shedlock) (Mish's Global sensitive to job market conditions two percent (characterized as
Economic Trend Analysis) than is upper-income spending. In price stability?). This will be the
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:35:00 AM this regard, the September decline justification for more
In a trend that may be telling for in lower- and middle-income “quantitative easing”. Buying
the upcoming holiday shopping spending may reflect the sharp more Treasury securities may
season Gallup reports Lower- and increase in unemployment over push rates even lower, but to what
Middle-Income Spending Lowest the same period and continued end? The impact on home sales
Since January '08 Lower- and high underemployment levels. will surely be minimal. With
middle-income Americans' self- Further, the lagged effects of mortgage rates at record low
reported average daily spending in continuing high and increasing levels already, even lower rates
stores, restaurants, gas stations, unemployment are probably yet to are unlikely to invite new entrants
and online averaged $48 per day be fully felt. to the market. Of course, there
during September -- down $6 On the other hand, upper-income may be other “agendas” such as a
from August and $16 from July. spending tends to be more weakening of the dollar and
Consumer discretionary spending responsive to the "wealth effects" the beneficial effect of increasing income barely scraping by on 0% support for asset prices. This is
by these Americans making less associated with higher stock and upper-income spending. interest in there savings accounts very dangerous as hundreds of
than $90,000 a year is now at its commodities prices. Although Regardless, Gallup's September and CDs. billions of dollars are being
lowest level since Gallup began upper-income spending hasn't spending and jobs data suggest NFIB Gets it correct “allocated” based on false prices
daily tracking in January 2008, as been increasing in response to the that the possibility of a double-dip Here is an appropriate snip from (interest rates). The charade can’t
the recession was just getting best September on Wall Street in is no longer negligible. Congress NFIB Small Business Trends for be maintained forever and
underway. 71 years -- at least to this point -- needs to show the same sense of October Continue to Show No weakening the dollar only invites
U p p e r - I n c o m e S p e n d i n g upper-income Americans have urgency as the Fed concerning Recovery, Inflation Not a Threat; others to join the party. And lost
R e m a i n s E s s e n t i a l l y F l a t maintained their spending, while what it can do for jobs and the Fed Governor Hoenig Blasts in all of this focus on credit is the
U p p e r - i n c o m e A m e r i c a n s that of other Americans has economy when it convenes in its Bernanke's QE Strategy loss of hundreds of billions in
reported spending an average of declined. planned lame-duck session after Every month I report on NFIB interest rate income for savers.
$118 per day in September -- up Given this context, the recent the midterm elections. small business trends and every Certainly their spending has been
$9 from August but virtually the Federal Reserve discussions about Quantitative Easing No Solution month it looks like a broken curtailed as a result. Every dollar
same as they spent in June and another round of quantitative There is no merit in Quantitative record. October is no different. a borrower saves from some sort
July. Spending among this group easing seem to make a lot of Easing. The last thing we need is Please consider NFIB Small of refinance deal is a dollar of
making $90,000 or more annually sense. The Fed needs to do another stock market bubble just Business Trends for October. interest income lost to savers.
is not much different from the everything it can to keep the U.S. to keep upper income groups Inflation Not A Threat Even lenders will lose income as
$114 they spent in September economy from experiencing spending. Inflation? Not a threat. Far more loans with interval rate re-sets
2009. Only once -- in May -- has another decline in economic Moreover, QE has given support owners have cut prices than raised will be set based on historically
2010 upper-income spending activity -- a so-called double-dip. to commodity prices even though them for 21 months in a row. very low Treasury rates (lowering
exceeded the 2009 "new normal" While it is not clear that this Fed it has done nothing, nor will it do Deflation? It certainly feels that net interest margins). No wonder
upper-income spending range of effort will help the overall anything for prices received by way to a quarter of the owners confidence is low and uncertainty
$107 to $121 per day. economy in the immediate term, small businesses for their goods reporting price declines for the is high, it is hard to make sense
Spending Trends Could Mean anticipation of it has Wall Street and services. goods and services they produce of this. Gallup's modeling of
Double-Dip surging and the dollar Gallup, like the Fed, ignores the and sell, and apparently a majority trends is highly likely to be
Gallup modeling suggests that plummeting. In theory, the other side QE. Forcing interest at the Federal Reserve are now GALLUP page 43
l o w e r - a n d m i d d l e - i n c o m e resulting wealth gains could have rates low damages those on fixed worried. New “inflation targets”
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Ceridian Pulse of Commerce Index (PCI) Declines Second


Month, GDP Estimate Sinks to .7% to 1.7%; Recovery Grinds to a
Halt
noreply@blogger.com (Michael anemic 0.7 percent to 1.7 percent, available, our PCI-based GDP
Shedlock) (Mish's Global below the PCI's previous 1.5 to forecast for growth in the 3rd
Economic Trend Analysis) 2.5 percent estimate reported last quarter of 2010 has sunk to an
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:09:00 AM month (which at the time anemic range 0.7% to 1.7%.
Ceridian reports PCI Declines for approximated the consensus The declines in the PCI in the last
Second Consecutive Month in economic view). The PCI forecast two months suggest that the
September of the Federal Reserve's monthly industrial production growth for
The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Industrial Production (IP) index September will be very close to
Commerce Index™ (PCI) by (to be released later this month) zero, with even odds of a negative
UCLA Anderson School of a l s o s i g n a l s I P g r o w t h f o r number.
Management, adjusted for season September to be very close to zero Year-over-year growth in the PCI
and for monthly workdays, fell with an even odds chance for a has continued to fall since May’s
0.5% in September after falling negative number. exceptional number of 9.0% —
1.0% in August. "The PCI tells us that inventory is 8.6% in June, 8.0% in July, 6.0%
The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of s t a l l e d o n t h e n a t i o n ' s in August and now 5.8% in
Commerce Index™ (PCI), a real- thoroughfares. The good months momentum as PCI-based recessionary months of December September. With the three-to-one
time measure of the flow of goods of growth are now seemingly in forecasts for Q3 GDP and Sept. IP 2009 and January 2010. relationship between the PCI and
to U.S. factories, retailers, and our rear view mirror," said Ed near new lows. October PCI The PCI began 2010 strongly GDP growth in recessions and
consumers, fell .5 percent in Leamer, chief PCI economist and Report with growth of the first quarter r e c o v e r i e s , t h a t 6 % f i g u r e
September after falling 1.0 director of the UCLA Anderson There are more charts and compared with the fourth quarter translates into 2% GDP growth,
percent in August, which is the Forecast. "Our economy's loss in analysis in the Ceridian-UCLA of 2009 equal to 9.7% at an far below what is needed for a
f i r s t t i m e t h e i n d e x h a s traction is alarming and for the Pulse of Commerce Index™ annualized rate. But the second healthy job market.
e x p e r i e n c e d a c o n s e c u t i v e ‘Cassandras of the double-dip,' October PDF quarter growth compared with the ...
monthly decline since January may foretell a coming decline in September Decline Means first was 6.2% annualized, and But most importantly there is an
2009. Furthermore, August and GDP and spike in unemployment. Minimal Third Quarter GDP now the third quarter is only 2.1% ominous bending of the PCI at the
September 2010 together However, with residential Growth. above the second. In other words end of the series with the third
produced the worst combined two investment, consumer durables, The Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of throughout the year, growth of the quarter returns now fully in.
- m o n t h d e c l i n e s i n c e t h e business spending, and other Commerce Index™ (PCI) by PCI has moved inexorably less The graph includes a trend line
recessionary months of January component indicators already at UCLA Anderson School of and less, edging toward zero. labeled “Full Employment GDP”.
and February 2009. or near record lows relative to Management, adjusted for season Last month, with two of the three We seem to be slipping farther
The decline indicates four GDP, it remains unlikely that we and for monthly workdays, fell months of the quarter recorded, from that trend as the recovery
consecutive months of limited to will experience an outright 0.5% in September after falling we reported that “the PCI is grinds to a halt. There are many
no increases in over the road decline into recession." 1.0% in August, which was the currently consistent with a GDP additional charts and data analysis
m o v e m e n t o f p r o d u c e , r a w Pulse of Commerce (PCI) Chief first time we have experienced a growth number for the current in the report. Inquiring minds will
materials, goods-in-process and E c o n o m i s t E d L e a m e r a n d consecutive monthly decline since quarter in the disappointing range want to give it a closer look.
finished goods since the PCI Ceridian's Craig Manson say January 2009. August and of 1.5-2.5%, which approximates Recovery Grinds to a Halt
peaked in May 2010. Moreover, economy has stalled citing second September together this year have well the current consensus view This recovery is on its last legs,
the PCI forecasts GDP growth in consecutive monthly drop in produced the worst combined two of the economy.” Now that the
the third quarter of 2010 at an indexed activity; economy lacks CERIDIAN page 42
-month decline since the full quarter of PCI data is
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Geithner's Search for Scapegoats Avoids the Harsh continued from page 41

assuming you believe there was a


Truth No One Wants to Hear recovery and not a mirage caused
by unsustainable stimulus. Even if
noreply@blogger.com (Michael Group of 20 nations began in d e b t . T h e r e i s n o p a i n l e s s to go away if only China would there is no double-dip, GDP of
Shedlock) (Mish's Global Washington last week, Geithner solution! Anyone who promises float the Yuan. 2% is the stall rate, consistent
Economic Trend Analysis) warned of a “damaging dynamic” one is an idiot or a charlatan. Well Geithner's head is up his ass with no job growth.
Submitted at 10/14/2010 7:58:00 AM o f c o m p e t i t i v e c u r r e n c y Republicans Need to Admit US because none of this will go away As weak as the 3rd quarter looks,
Instead of admitting the United weakening that could limit global Cannot Afford to be World's as long as the US looks for indications are that the 4th quarter
States' role in the global economic growth and said “more and more Policeman scapegoats instead of admitting will be worse. I still expect new
mess, Geithner Signals China countries face stronger pressure to Regardless of what Republicans reality. That reality is we are on highs in the unemployment rate.
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As talks among officials from the consumers are overleveraged in all of these problems are supposed
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Government To Sell Its Gold Now would bail out their own stupid
mistakes.
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Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:44:00 AM
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Or you can print it (which, as it their own stupid mistakes.
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your vault rise to even higher h t t p : / /
could, for example, reduce our acknowledged, individual EU globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.
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$1.3 trillion budget deficit by countries lack the ability to print
The bottom line though is that
there's just no evidence that the
more than 20 percent; finance money like the US does, so the GALLUP
continued from page 40
Social Security for nearly six comparison isn't particularly
government is experiencing some
months; or fund unemployment valid. correct, but its support for QE is low volatility, regardless of
cash crunch that would warrant a
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gold liquidation.
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Here's That Devastating Report On When Will the Great


Bank Of America That Everyone Is Zombie Bubble Burst?
Gavin Edwards (Wired Top
Talking About Today (BAC) Stories)
like the sun. (More recently,
financial columnist Bruce Watson
put some meat on that idea,
Gregory White (Money Game) Submitted at 10/14/2010 6:00:00 AM
suggesting the US market is not
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:05:52 AM Here’s a no-brainer: The zombie bear versus bull, it’s zombie
infestation, both at the box office versus vamp.)
Editors note: This was originally and on book shelves, meant it was Wired did its own data analysis
published yesterday, but continues only a matter of time before the and that theory didn’t hold
to get plenty of attention today, critters shuffled over to the small water—or blood. Zombie
and was just referenced by David screen. And shuffle they have, franchises continued to spike even
Fasber on CNBC. Without further with not one but two new when the Dow plummeted in
ado... miniseries set to air in October. 2008, and they’ve kept going.
Earlier, we wrote about Felix IFC’s Dead Set is a British This can mean only one thing: a
Salmon's contention that there's a import, chronicling an undead zombie bubble. Better TiVo these
new mortgage fraud scandal that uprising from the point of view of new shows before the zombie
has the potential to dwarf the last uninfected people in the crash.
Goldman's ABACUS dealings. In UK: contestants on the reality Chart Credits: Night of the
this fraud scenario, banks took show Big Brother. AMC’s The Living Dead, The Return of the
advantage of their information Walking Dead, brought to you by Living Dead: Everett; 28 Days
advantage and sold CDOs with pretty damning conclusion: Bank *Note: This presentation was sent S h a w s h a n k R e d e m p t i o n Later: Peter Mountain;
mortgages they knew to be bad of America's exposure could to his by Manal Mehta, and we do s c r e e n w r i t e r - d i r e c t o r F r a n k Zombieland: Blu-ray/DVD Sony
without clear representation to nearly halve its share price. not know what positions he, or his Darabont, follows a group of Home Entertainment; Dead Set:
investors. It's all about what capital Bank of firm, have in Bank of America or s u r v i v o r s t r a v e l i n g t h e IFC; The Walking Dead: Scott
In August, Manal Mehta and America has in reserve for the any other mentioned party. postapocalyptic American South Garfield/TWD Productions
Branch Hill Capital put together a scenario of mortgages having to Therefore, we'd assume they have and trying not to lose their This entry passed through the
presentation targeting Bank of come back on its balance sheet. a position. Click here for the minds—literally. Full-Text RSS service — if this is
America's potential exposure to The breakdown does not detail presentation > But is there more to this trend your content and you're reading it
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market. problem. once theorized that zombie content-only/faq.php
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Stuff You Should Know


(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:00:56 AM

One of the more unusual things


to come out of the Cold War was
the doctrine of mutual assured
destruction(MAD). Unusual,
insane — one of those really. The
MAD doctrine pretty much served
as the fulcrum for the precarious
balance between the Soviet and
American poles and kept one side
from annihilating the other.
Tags: cold war, Israel, Palestine,
Waltz with Bashir, mutal assured
destruction
It’s podcast goodness time! This
week on the Stuff You Should
Know podcast program, we
covered a couple of topics dealing
with women. They were pretty
different, but about women all the
same.Tuesday’s show was on
roller derby, a sport that was
invented in the 1950s, died in the
1970s, 80s and 90s, and has been
reborn in a big way here in the
new millennium. Back in the day,
it was more of an endurance
competition. The inventor realized
pretty quickly that people banging
into one another was a little more
exciting though, and roller derby
evolved pretty quickly into more
of a contact sport.
craze of the 1920s and 30s. The nature and something from the were so darn popular. My favorite about a new communal shelter by
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first roller derby took place in the mystical realms of the unknown. thing about the octopus? Australian designer Esan
polygamy
[...] Well, sort of. Tuesday’s show was Tags: podcast, octopus, hypnosis Rahmani. The structure is made
Having researched for the Roller
Tags: roller derby, dance all about one our favorite sea If you ever find yourself down entirely of bamboo, which was a
Derby episode SYSK released this
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week, I can tell you that the sport
How about a little podcast gotten some good feedback from Marshall Islands, look for this was designed for impoverished
where things like a participant
goodness wrap-up? other folks who also claim that the gigantic structure and you’ll know groups in the Pacific Rim, where
might be called “roughly the size
This week on the Stuff You octopus is their favorite sea you’ve found a place with food bamboo grows aplenty.
of the state of Rhode Island,” (see
Should Know podcast program, creature. We had n idea these and water. The people over at STUFF page 48
below) came from the marathon
we covered something from amazing eight legged bags of ink DesignAddict posted a cool article
46 Culture/ E-reader News Edition

18 Emotional Photos from the Chilean Miners Rescue


alice (Featured Blog Posts - My The sixth miner to emerge from
Modern Metropolis) the San Jose mine was Osman
Submitted at 10/14/2010 5:30:00 AM Araya, 29.
Oldest, Ninth Miner Collapses
If you're like me, you sat riveted Mario Gomez, 59, is the oldest
in front of your television for and the ninth of thirty-three
about the last 24 hours. Watching miners being liberated from the
the dramatic rescue of 33 trapped collapsed San Jose mine.
miners was no doubt a worldwide Ninth Miner Approaches His
event and one that we'll always Wife
remember. We celebrate their Mario Gomez, 59, is seen here
return from the depths of earth approached by his wife.
and we stand in awe at the Eighteenth Miner's Wife Prays
incredible, coordinated effort by Esteban Rojas wifes pray for a
the international rescue team. succesfull rescue end from the
The last miner out was shift San Jose mine.
foreman Luis Urzua who said this Twenty-seventh Miner Rescued
immediately after his rescue, "We Franklin Lobos, 53, becomes the
have done what the entire world twenty-seventh rescued miner
was waiting for. We had strength, from the San Jose mine.
we had spirit, we wanted to fight, Final Rescue
we wanted to fight for our Chilean president Sebastian
families, and that was the greatest Piñera hugs Luis Urzua, the last
thing." Bottom Florencio Avalos while waiting Embrace miner out of the rescue hole at the
Flickr has a good compilation of President Sebastian Piñera and for the trapped miner to exit Second Miner is Rescued San Jose mine near Copiapo,
behind-the-scenes photos as well Mining Minister Laurence inside the Phoenix 2 rescue Mario Sepulveda, 39, is the Chile on October 13, 2010.
as up-close shots. Compiled, here, Golborne shake hands after capsule. second miner to leave the San Chilean President and Last Miner
are some of the most emotionally Roberto Rios, a technical expert Florencio Avalos Becomes First Jose mine with the Phoenix rescue /Chief Supervisor Sing the
gripping moments from the arrives at the bottom of the hole Miner Rescued capsule. National Anthem
unbelievable experience. where the 33 trapped miners wait Florencio Avalos, 31, becomes Mario's Cheer Chilean president Sebastian
First Rescue Specialist is for their exit at the San Jose mine the first miner to exit the Phoenix Third Miner and Chilean Piñera sings the national anthem
Lowered near Copiapo, Chile on October rescue capsule after an accident President Embrace with chief supervisor Luis Urzua,
Manuel Gonzalez, a rescue 12, 2010. trapped 33 miners for 68 days in Juan Illanes, 51, hugs President the last miner out of the rescue
specialist from Codelco, will be A Family Waits in Anticipation the San Jose mine near Copiapo, Sebastian Piñera, becoming the hole.
the first rescuer lowered by the President Sebastian Piñera and Chile the night of October 12, third miner to be freed from the Photo credit: Hugo Infante/
Phoenix 2 rescue capsule into the Minister of Mining Laurence 2010. San Jose mine. Government of Chile.
hole. Golborne stand with the family of Florencio Avalos' Warm Sixth Miner Emerges
Technical Expert Arrives at the
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AOL + Yahoo = Really?


John C Abell (Wired Top to other sites — the parade seems
Stories) to have moved on. Yahoo ceded
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:41:00 AM search supremacy to Google ages
ago and, whatever else you have,
America Online's chairman and search remains the dominant entry
chief executive, Steve Case, left, point to the web.
and Time Warner's chairman and As for AOL? We asked what Tim
chief executive, Gerald Levin, Armstrong was thinking when he
shake hands before a news jumped from Google to run the
conference Monday, Jan. 10, once dominant internet on ramp.
2000, in New York. Time Warner, Even a decade after the AOL/
the world's largest media and Time Warner debacle we’re
entertainment company, was wondering about the wisdom of
being acquired by America Online the whole media giant thing that
for about $166 billion in stock in still seems to appeal to some C-
what would be the biggest level types. But combining forces
corporate merger ever. (AP file on ads, especially as mobile takes
photo/Kathy Willens) off, wouldn’t be a bad way to stay
AOL swallowed up the much in the game — even if together
larger Time Warner back before they’d still be running second to
the boom went bust— we all Google.
know how that went. Now there is Follow us for disruptive tech
talk of a reprise of sorts: That the news: John C. Abell and
now-again independent AOL will which are too numerous and additional backing and some kind since former CEO Jerry Yang Epicenter on Twitter.
acquire the much-larger Yahoo. arcane to re-word. of plan it wouldn’t be impossible shunned what even then seemed See Also:
The Wall Street Journal is Neither company commented for to alter Yahoo’s financial future, like a substantially fair offer from This entry passed through the
reporting that AOL and a handful the article, of course, and the in theory. Sometimes two smaller Microsoft in a bid to remain Full-Text RSS service — if this is
of private equity firms are Journal says anything, including entities can combine to make both private. Yang’s successor, the tart your content and you're reading it
cooking up — something. nothing, is possible at this early stronger — Thomson + Reuters -tongued Carol Bartz, has added on someone else's site, please read
Nobody’s talked to Yahoo yet, the stage of the plotting. equaled Bloomberg’s market spice to the company’s public our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
Journal reports, but there’s been a But Yahoo shares are up 9 share — or to make survival posture but hasn’t turned things content-only/faq.php
lot of chatter among the interested percent in early trading. AOL is possible — Sirius + XM radio around, and top executives are Five Filters featured article:
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Yahoo in some way, or take Chinese internet firm in which radio business. Despite its collection of the many Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
Yahoo private. By all means read Yahoo has a 40 percent stake. But the one-time mightiest of the most visited sites on the Catastrophe.
the Journal article for the detail on Yahoo’s market cap is about 7 internet titan has been battling internet — and the continued
various and sundry possibilities, times that of AOL, but with shareholder ennui and anger ever ability to drive significant traffic
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Tags: design, Bamboo, Oceania, Project, Milgram experiment Greetings, people of planet Earth.
Top 10 Space Conspiracy
East Timor, impoverished
Back when I was a little raver kid
Howdy folks! You know, it’s
tough to come up with new ways
Here on the Stuff You Should
Know podcast program, Josh and Theories
in the 1990s, I was really into this to address you people each week. myself tackled a gruesome topic, (HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) realm of conspiracy theories.
UK group called Altern8. Altern8 I was trolling my brain and and one that you deal with quite a Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:00:56 AM These theories range from
had this thing where they wore realized that I’ve never used bit if you’re prone to travel. educated guesses to wild
dust masks, and I too wore them, “howdy” before. Seems like a Tuesday’s show on crime-scene If the venerable television series speculation. Some also feature a
usually with Vick’s VapoRub crime. So howdy! This week on clean-up was pretty darned "Star Trek" has taught us one cast of colorful characters,
smeared inside. It was nice. It’s a the Stuff You Should Know interesting I think. This is a job thing, it's that the holodeck will including secret governments and
pretty short leap, you can podcast program, Dr. Clark and I that’s not for the faint of heart, but never wor-k properly and you hyperintelligent alien species.-
understand, from dust mask to [...] discussed two topics that we both there is a lot of money to be made should never go in there. -But if -Keeping in mind that the truth is
Tags: steampunk, Military, raves, found pretty fascinating. One took if you run you own operation. The it's taught us two things, the out there -- the guiding principle
Vick's VapoRub me by surprise, and the other was process involves a lot more than second must be that space is the of another science-fiction
Steve Ignorant, the frontman for just plain awesome. scrubbing blood from a floor. final frontier. Even when we've television series -- we'll explore
the anarchist punk band Crass Tags: cave biology, spelunking, Tags: customs, crime-scene clean managed to learn everything there 10 of these space conspiracy
counseled in the song “Big A caves, biospelelogy -up is to know about Earth, there will theories. Prepare yourself, for
Little A” that when dealing with The Corn Refiner’s Association, This entry passed through the still be mysteries to explore in once you learn, you can't unlearn.
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DNA evidence. Tags: High Fructose Corn Syrup, of us don't. Here we enter the
Tags: dna, wrongful convictions, corn sugar, corporate propaganda,
false confessions, Innocence marketing, marshmallows

'South Park' Fights 'Jersey Shore' Invasion (VIDEO)


Oliver Miller (TV Squad) divisive cultural issue of them all. very clear.
Submitted at 10/14/2010 8:05:00 AM We are referring, of course, [Warning: Spoiler alert.]
to'Jersey Shore.' Permalink| Email this| Linking
Filed under: Reality-Free, TV The "guido"-based reality series Blogs| Comments
Replay'South Park' is never shy separates viewers into two
about taking on controversial opposing camps. People either
topics. So it make sense that the Parker and Matt Stone made their
love 'Jersey Shore' or they hate it.
show would tackle the most feelings about the 'Shore' very,
And 'South Park' creators Trey
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Flash In The
Brain Pan:
Nanopath
(Woot! - One Day, One Deal)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:45:00 AM

Nanopath has very simple


instructions. Chart a path to the
exit, make it as short as possible,
and don't get near the light. But
whatever, we're not going to listen
to some video game that doesn't
even know us. You can't control
us, Nanopath! We do what we
want!
Okay, well, sure, we died pretty
Verizon to Sell Apple's iPad. Is The iPhone Next? quickly, but we died FREE. That
counts for something in our book.
Brian X. Chen (Wired Top CDMA technology, which is not operating officer, in a press See Also: Anyway, be aware that Nanopath
Stories) compatible with the current iPad release. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired.com involves planning skills and later
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:30:00 AM hardware, hence the need for a AT&T, too, will begin carrying 3 This entry passed through the levels force you to bring strategy
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October in a move that marks the with built-in 3G connectivity for iPad comes at interesting timing, our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ mind that if things get too hard,
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probably not the last. for example, the same as the 16- recently reported that Verizon will Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- Etch-a-Sketch.
Verizon’s 2,000 retail stores on GB 3G iPad. carry a CDMA-based iPhone in Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
Oct. 28 will begin carrying the Wi “ We’re thrilled to be working January 2011. Now that Verizon Catastrophe.
- F i m o d e l o f A p p l e ’ s i P a d with Verizon Wireless to get iPad is selling iPads, the telecom giant
bundled with a MiFi wireless into the hands of even more is an official partner of Apple,
modem to gain 3-G access. customers this holiday season,” which makes the possibility of a
(Verizon’s network is based on said Tim Cook, Apple’s chief Verizon iPhone more probable.
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You Have An iPad? Big Deal. Obama Has an iReggie


John C Abell (Wired Top tells the New York Times‘ Peter Follow us for disruptive tech
Stories) Baker for a profile in the news: John C. Abell and
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:51:00 AM newspaper’s Sunday magazine. Epicenter on Twitter.
The reference is to Reggie Love, See Also:
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Love (R) on the campaign trail. — a sort of super personal Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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The most powerful man in the Obama’s first drama as president Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
world does, arguably, have was his campaign to keep his Obama got his way. He carries a Fifteen, according to the Times. Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
superior options. beloved Blackberry. Shortly after Blackberry 8830 modified by the [ Education of a President - Catastrophe.
“I have an iReggie, who has my he was elected the Secret Service National Security Agency. NYTimes]
books, my newspapers, my music said they wouldn’t allow it. Oh — how many people have Hat tip: Mike Allen’s Political
all in one place,” the president Shortly after he was sworn in that coveted e-mail address? Playbook

Crochet Animal Sculptures (7 total)


alice (Featured Blog Posts - My Sculpture and was the overall skeletons. These realistic
Modern Metropolis) Gold Award winner for the Art of sculptures reflect the region of
Submitted at 10/14/2010 3:00:00 PM Giving show at Saatchi Gallery. East Midlands in both symbol and
Take a look, below, to see some materials. The Lionheart's three
If you thought crochet was only a of her work. lions crest is created using locally
hobby for grandmothers, you Richardson is currently working sourced Swaledale wool,
haven't seen Shauna Richardson's o n a m a j o r c o m m i s s i o n t o celebrating their rich textile
crochet animal sculptures. With a celebrate London 2012. Called heritage. The installation is
background in conceptual art, Artistst Taking the Lead, it's a estimated to take two years to
Richardson has been making major project developed by Arts complete. In the spring of 2012,
waves as a 'crochetdermist.' The Council England in partnership the three lions will travel around
UK-based artist uses thick and with London 2012 and the arts East Midlands in a custom-built
coarse wool to create intricate councils of Northern Ireland, the nine English regions, and in one of the finalists. Called the glass exhibition vehicle.
sculptures that look like they Scotland and Wales. Twelve the nations of Scotland, Wales Lionheart Installation, it will Shauna Richardson
belong more in a museum than in commissions have been awarded and Northern Ireland. feature three thirty foot hand-
grandma's smelly house. to create 12 new works of art Out of over 2,000 submissions, crocheted lions sculpted out of
Richardson recently won Best across the country; one in each of Richardson's work was chosen as polystyrene and set around steel
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Paladino in the U.S.A.


E.J. Dionne Jr. (The New year. We are emerging from the their respective successful runs produced piles of plans and
Republic - All Feed) worst economic crisis since the for the U.S. Senate in 1998 and proposals. The main critique of
Submitted at 10/13/2010 11:00:00 PM Great Depression, and we could 2000. With the region's voters still his thick policy book is that it
be using this year's political facing economic travail and high looks weightier than it is because
NEW YORK —Having long debate to clarify the choices we property taxes, Paladino could it has wide margins—a very mild
been one of the proud tough guys face. Instead, we have simple fury have become their tribune this riposte by the standards of this Red Dead Redemption's
of New York politics, Andrew against "big government" and time. year's campaign.
Cuomo, the state's attorney taxes with little discussion about Instead, even Republican Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito, 'Undead Nightmare'
general, finds himself with a how much government we want, politicians are fleeing him. Kemp a Democrat who represents the begins October 26
Republican opponent in this year's or how we are going to pay for Hannon, a veteran state senator upstate cities of Utica and Rome, JC Fletcher (Joystiq)
governor's race who makes him it—and candidates talking about from Long Island, declined to can reel off a long list of issues of
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:39:00 PM
look like St. Francis of Assisi. Speedos and witches. This is the endorse Paladino in a debate concern to her region from the
To call Carl Paladino brash and a year in which we seem to be earlier this month. At the time, property tax to the need for "value Is Red Dead Redemption getting
loudmouth understates the case. defining our democracy down. Hannon recalls, he said that "I -added manufacturing" to a bit stale? It's going to be a lot
The New York Daily News has As for Paladino, he tried again shared his goals of cutting taxes, investments in transportation—all more stale come October 26 -- so
t a k e n t o r e f e r r i n g t o t h e Tuesday to get out of the mess cutting expenses and getting jobs in the context of a disastrous state stale it's rotten, in fact. That's
Republican nominee as "Crazy created by his gay comments, ... but we'll see where he goes." fiscal situation. when all the deceased cowpokes,
Carl," and his latest series of asking "for forgiveness on my Where Paladino has gone since Paladino has made it all but banditos and even varmints rise
outbursts demonstrated why. poorly chosen words." But his has only made Hannon more wary impossible to discuss such from their graves in the Undead
Appearing before a group of latest sally was only part of a long of embracing him. "Not only has matters, but he has done one Nightmare DLC.
orthodox rabbis in Brooklyn on series of self-inflicted tribulations. he offended people," Hannon useful thing in demonstrating that The pack will run you $10 on
Sunday, Paladino declared that he They include a Godfather-like said, "but he's addressed issues there are limits to how far anger Xbox 360 and PS3, and will give
didn't want children "brainwashed threat he made to a reporter—"I'll that are not on the top of people's alone can take you, and to how you "5-12 hours" worth of zombie
into thinking that homosexuality take you out, buddy"—and a minds." Cuomo, in the meantime, much wackiness even a fed-up -shooting, coffin-burning, ex-
is an equally valid and successful series of racist and sexually has built a formidable list of electorate will tolerate. horse-riding fun. For more
option—it isn't." graphic private e-mails that Republican supporters, including E.J. Dionne, Jr. is is a information about what you'll
Then, in trying on the "Today" became public. Assemblywoman Dede Washington Post columnist, a actually be doing (besides
show on Monday to make things The odd thing is that were Scozzafava, whose GOP senior fellow at the Brookings screaming in a gentlemanly
better, he made them worse. He Paladino a trifle more restrained campaign in a special Institution, and a professor at Southern accent), we invite you to
spoke of how "disgusting" he had and less eager to pick dumb congressional election last year Georgetown University. He is the peruse our preview.
found a gay pride march he had fights, his "I'm mad as hell" was torpedoed by dissident author of, most recently, Souled Gallery: Red Dead Redemption -
seen, in which marchers "wear approach could have found conservatives. Out: Reclaiming Faith and Undead Nightmare (NY Comic
these little Speedos and they grind traction, particularly upstate. The Cuomo, the son of a former Politics After the Religious Right. Con)
against each other." cities, towns and villages dotted governor, might seem the ultimate (c) 2010, Washington Post Red Dead Redemption's 'Undead
The venerable tabloid Daily across that part of New York have insider. But both Andrew and his Writers Group Nightmare' begins October 26
News couldn't resist the headline: been ailing economically for two father Mario have a habit of For more TNR, become a fan on originally appeared on Joystiq on
"Carl Rages Against Guys in decades, in some cases more. looking at the world from the Facebook and follow us on Thu, 14 Oct 2010 12:39:00 EST.
Speedos, Gay Grinding." Upstate's economic troubles outside in, and Andrew has been Twitter. ELECTION 2010 >> Please see our terms for use of
American politics has come to a l l o w e d D e m o c r a t s C h u c k running as an outsider with feeds.
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Step back for a moment and Clinton to make deep inroads into change a dysfunctional state
contemplate this strange political formerly Republican territory in government. He has also
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Community Blasts Off Into the (Simulated) Final


Frontier
Adam Bryant (TVGuide.com: keeps us even," Glover says. "Dan
Breaking News) really doesn't always love
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:37:00 AM reference humor, but he knows he

Community
can do it better than anyone else.
So he uses Abed to get the Split/Second
Community creator Dan Harmon reference humor out and also
knows that "Modern Warfare,"
Season 1's action-movie-spoofing
combat it."
Community plans stop-motion
going for $20
paintball episode set a new
standard for the show, and he's
animated Christmas episode
Still, the show hasn't attracted
at Best Buy
not daunted by trying to top it. blockbuster ratings, particularly Richard Mitchell (Joystiq)
"The camera doesn't necessarily now that it's going head-to-head Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:15:00 PM
have to stay on campus this with CBS' recently relocated The
season," Harmon tells Big Bang Theory. But Glover Best Buy is selling Split/Second
TVGuide.com. And in Thursday's doesn't worry. "If you make a on Xbox 360 and PS3 for only
episode (8/7c on NBC), it won't, delicious cake and it's awesome, $20. It's a great game, so it
as Greendale's study group goes and the crust is perfect and the shouldn't take you very long to
to outer space — sort of. icing [and] everything about it is decide to pick it up. Like, not
Check out photos of the "Every show is good at something have spent that percentage of our really delicious... and only two even a few seconds. Or maybe
Community cast and one of things I'm most proud first season doing paintball, and people eat it and they love it, just one second. It should take,
Facing stiff competition from a of is doing the wider range of now that we can do that, we are that's enough for me," he says. "I like, no time to make this
rival community college that is stuff while still maintaining doing that. We're really coming know that we're making a good decision. Is there anything less
about to launch a simulated space believability," he says. "I'm most out swinging." product." than a second?
program, Dean Pelton ( Jim Rash) excited by the fact that right Indeed. Shortly after the space How far might the show go in the Split/Second going for $20 at
forces the study group to pre- toward the end [of Season 1], the spoof comes a zombie-themed future? "If I fly this ship to the Best Buy originally appeared on
emptively stage Greendale's own big picture started to come Halloween episode. And the center of the sun and the entire Joystiq on Thu, 14 Oct 2010
space simulation. Abed ( Danny together in terms of the show's show's Christmas episode will be thing explodes, it will probably 12:15:00 EST. Please see our
Pudi) and Troy ( Donald Glover) versatility. It's not that you're just done completely in Rudolph the have been for a good reason," terms for use of feeds.
take the lead in a satire of Apollo conceptual or you're Salisbury Red-Nosed Reindeer-style stop- Harmon says. "I'd rather not Permalink| Email this| Comments
13 and other space movies when steak and peas. I've always found motion animation. "I don't fear spend 10 years doing something
the simulator is towed away with that it's possible to have a show doing it too much because I feel that's already been done."
everyone but Abed locked inside. where you can watch stuff like you can always pull back," This entry passed through the
"Before the season even started, through a variety of lenses Harmon says. "What I do fear is Full-Text RSS service — if this is
the big question was: How are we because the characters themselves not doing it enough, and I hope to your content and you're reading it
going to beat the paintball are so real. find out how much is too much." on someone else's site, please read
episode? " Glover says. "And the Watch clips of Community in our Glover thinks Harmon's use of our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
joke I think was to say ... 'Maybe Online Video Guide Abed's character, who relates to content-only/faq.php
we send them to space.' "Fifteen or 20 percent of Season 1 other characters through TV and Five Filters featured article:
Dan, being the genius that he is ... was stuff you don't remember movie references, helps the Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
works out a way to send them to because it was us trying really audience accept such heightened Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
space." hard to do a TV show that played situations. "Abed [is] the voice of Catastrophe.
Harmon accepts the compliment. by the rules. We might as well the audience. He keeps us fair. He
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5 Things to Know About The Real Housewives of


Beverly Hills
Kate Stanhope (TVGuide.com: "I don't think we disappoint with
Breaking News) that one," VanderPump says. Kyle
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:12:00 AM Richards acknowledges that the
season took a toll on her
The Real Housewives of Beverly relationship with her sister. "It
Hills ended up being a con for sure, but DIY or no? 4
Beverly Hills may be just a few we're sisters at the end of the day
hours away from Orange County and I'm sure eventually things will times it's better
— where Bravo's Real be OK," she says.
Housewives franchise was born 1. This could be the final addition to pay a pro
— but the country's most famous to the Real Housewives nospam@example.com (CBS
zip code couldn't be more franchise."I think after Beverly MoneyWatch.com)
different. The Real Housewives of Hills, what's left?" Armstrong (Financiallyfit on Shine)
Beverly Hills, the sixth location of asks. "We have all the access you
Submitted at 10/14/2010 4:07:46 PM
the reality series, promises bigger could ever imagine. We have by Farnoosh Torabi for CBS
houses, faster cars and more star Hollywood, fashion, MoneyWatch.com
power than ever before. There's sophistication, glamour. It's Doing things on our own always
plenty of drama too. Get to know unstoppable. Beverly Hills is a sounds like a good idea. We’ll
the newest Housewives with our VanderPump tells TVGuide.com. Grammers' split is just one of brand unto itself."
save money, we tell ourselves,
easy guide. 4. Expect celebrity cameos many instances the camera The Real Housewives of Beverly
and get the satisfaction of
Meet the cast of The Real galore. Housewives Kim and Kyle caught. "I was really surprised at Hills premieres Thursday at 10/9c
accomplishment. But the truth is
Housewives of Beverly Hills Richards are the half-sisters of how much of my life I opened up on Bravo.
that we often end up spending
5. Beverly Hills is a whole new socialite Kathy Hilton (aka Paris to the world," Housewife Taylor This entry passed through the
more money and time.
ballgame. Yes, the houses in and Nicky's mom). Camille Armstrong says. "I gave an Full-Text RSS service — if this is
The folks at CouponSherpa
Orange County are huge and the Grammer is the ex-wife of Frasier insight into everything: the good, your content and you're reading it
recently released a rundown of
parties in New York City are star Kelsey Grammer. So get t h e b a d , t h e u g l y , t h e on someone else's site, please read
products and services they say are
glamorous, but the combination of ready for celebrity cameos. uncomfortable, the moments that I our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
less expensive to buy than to do it
ridiculously opulent real estate "Originally, I didn't want to do the regret, but it's my real life." content-only/faq.php yourself. Here are four times they
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pro - unless, of course, you are
combination. "It's a higher-profile really encouraged me to do so and (see: New York's Bethenny Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
one.
lifestyle, of course, with the I respect him as a thespian and an Frankel and Kelly Bensimon and Catastrophe.
houses, the glitz and the actor," Camille says of her ex. Atlanta's NeNe Leakes and Kim
glossiness," Housewife Lisa 3. Nothing is off limits. The Zolciak) are practically required.
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Exclusive: Jillian Michaels Fights Fringe's Dynamic Duo


Damian Holbrook
Back Against Critics (TVGuide.com: Breaking News)
Carita Rizzo (TVGuide.com: diet pills. "[Criticism] is par for Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:15:00 AM

Breaking News) the course. It's par for the course John Noble
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:58:00 AM to have haters," she says. "Like Now that the (supposedly) late
the James guy—God bless, I hope William Bell has named Walter
Jillian Michaels you become very successful. But the sole owner of Massive
Anyone who's watched an the LA Times has a responsibility Dynamic on Fringe, it's time for
episode of The Biggest Loser to report the truth. They can our favorite mad scientist to set up
knows you don't mess with Jillian Google me. It's not that hard." shop at his brand-new lab.
Michaels. But on October 13, She says she will fight the "I'm interested to see where
Canadian self-proclaimed fitness publication for publishing the they're taking this," admits John
expert James Fell called the piece. "I am going to pursue The Noble of his alter ego's propensity
reality TV star "an actress playing Los Angeles Times aggressively," for creating chaos in even the
the role of fitness trainer on TV" she says. "It's a sad day when an most controlled environment. "It
in a Los Angeles Tim es op-ed organization resorts to defamation could be a dangerous toy in the
piece, deeming her on-air and and libel to sell papers. And at hands of Walter." Especially since
DVD techniques "unsafe training some point you just have to say, Dr. Bishop still fancies his
practices." what is the world coming to?" together." And when he does,
hallucinogens, which leads to an we're sure Walter has something
Want more Biggest Loser dish? Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine awkward — and hilarious —
Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine. now! in his medicine cabinet to help
that I have two current situation tonight as a whacked-out him feel all better.
Now Michaels is fighting back, certifications, I have a continuing This entry passed through the Walter addresses his staff.
calling the accusations Full-Text RSS service — if this is Fringe airs Thursdays at 9/8c on
education program for trainers Not that the episode is all laughs Fox.
outrageous. "I've never met [Fell] with AFFA, and I've been a your content and you're reading it and LSD. There's a major threat in
but it's not him that I'm upset on someone else's site, please read Subscribe to TV Guide Magazine
trainer since I was 17 years old." the form of another shape-shifting now!
with, it's the Los Angeles Times," Michaels, best known for the our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ agent called into action by
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the Soujourn Project on October Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- your content and you're reading it
contestants on the NBC hit, has could factor into Peter's inevitable on someone else's site, please read
13. "I expect an organization like recently been scrutinized in the Reporting of Falluja's Cancer realization that he's sleeping with
the Los Angeles Times to do their Catastrophe. our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
media for her fitness brand that the enemy. content-only/faq.php
due diligence. It's not hard to look includes DVDs, supplements and "It's amazing how stupid a smart
into my background and discover Five Filters featured article:
man can get with a little affection Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
from a beautiful woman," jokes Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
Joshua Jackson. "But he's no Catastrophe.
dummy... I'm hoping Peter is the
one who puts two and two
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AAA study says parents are not


exposing teens to full driving
experience
Consumer Reports Shopping Motor vehicle crashes are the
Blog (Consumer Reports) leading cause of death for
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:27:34 AM teenagers. In 2008, over 1,300
teens drivers died, but nearly
AAA study says parents are not 3,500 deaths resulted from these
exposing teens to full driving crashes. Almost all states have a
experience form of graduated licensing
Parents play a large role in programs. Most states require at
teaching their teens to drive, but a least six months of supervised
new study by the AAA throughout the year-long learner’s driving and some a full year.
Foundation for Traffic Safety period to gauge their observations If you have a teen learning to
finds that in the first year of the and experiences. The AAA report drive, it’s important for parents to
supervised driving phase, teens was released in advance of invest the time and share their
are not fully exposed to all driving National Teen Driver Safety "wisdom" especially during this
What's On Tonight: 'Jersey Shore,' experiences. Nearly half of
parents surveyed after the year-
Week, which is October 17-23.
The amount of weekly driving
learners phase. It’s the early stage
that is most crucial as it sets the
'The First 48,' 'The League,' 'The long learner’s stage reported that
there was still at least one
practice by the families ranged
from 20 minutes to five hours;
foundation for a teen’s future
driving habits.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' condition in which they didn’t
feel comfortable letting their teen
Sixty-eight percent of parents
reported that their busy schedules
— Liza Barth
Related:
Rich Keller (TV Squad) CBS:'The Big Bang Theory' drive on their own. However, limited the time they had to drive. Best cars for teens
Submitted at 10/14/2010 7:35:00 AM and'S--! My Dad Says' more than a third allow their teen Most of the teens drove on the Teen defensive driving school
FOX:'Bones' to receive a license within a same routes and didn’t experience improves confidence, skills
Filed under: TV Previews Here's NBC:'Community' and'30 Rock'-- month of eligibility. more challenging situations. Teen driving school directory:
tonight's lineup of new shows and 30 Rock goes live tonight Further, one in three parents During this phase, AAA Where to find car control clinics
events (all times Eastern). Check PBS:'This Old House Hour' didn’t think their teen was ready recommends that parents lead in your area
your local TV listings for Food Network:'Good Eats'-- 8:30 to drive unsupervised in heavy their teen to practice driving in a Subscribe now!
additional information. start highway traffic, and one in five variety of situations, such day, S u b s c r i b e t o
* = Series/Season Premiere HGTV:'Property Virgins' and'My didn’t feel comfortable with their night, traffic, various weather ConsumerReports.org for expert
** = Series/Season Finale First Place' teen driving in heavy rain. conditions, and rural and urban Ratings, buying advice and
# = New Day/Time The rest of the schedule and the The study used in-vehicle roads. There's no substitute for reliability on hundreds of
Another member of the 'Real late night talk shows after the cameras for four months to experience, which is why we products. Update your feed
Housewives' franchise rears its jump. monitor 50 North Carolina strongly suggest sending teenage preferences
ugly head tonight with the Permalink| Email this| Linking families with a new driver. drivers to an accredited driving
introduction of the Beverly Hills Blogs| Comments Parents were interviewed school.
housewives.
8:00 to 9:00
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Pure Digital Flip MinoHD 2 Hour Digital


Camcorder
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Brett Favre would consider sitting if elbow worsens


Associated Press (ESPN.com) into a Deadspin report that Favre From his addiction to painkillers allegations from a Deadspin Favre in Mississippi in August.
Submitted at 10/13/2010 5:09:05 PM sent inappropriate messages and early in his career, to his wife report played no factor in his "And certainly we realize he stuck
photos to Jenn Sterger in 2008. being diagnosed with breast performance. Favre said his out his neck for us when we went
Updated: October 13, 2010, 6:09 And the Vikings are off to a 1-3 cancer and through the death of preparation and focus "may even down there and we certainly are
PM ET start heading into what they call a his father, Favre has always be better" now than it's ever been. not going to turn now at this
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brett must-win game against the Dallas managed to keep his focus on the Vikings coach Brad Childress point."
Favre's latest problem is his Cowboys on Sunday. game, often delivering some of said he's "worried about both" The Vikings host the struggling
elbow. "I don't rank them," Favre said on his best performances along the Favre's physical condition with Cowboys on Sunday and then
With the NFL investigating Wednesday when asked how the way. the elbow injury and his mental have games at Green Bay and at
whether he sent lewd photos of allegations measure up to other "I think he's really handling it state with the investigation New England to finish a brutal
himself to a Jets game hostess issues he's dealt with in his career. well. I really do," said Vikings ongoing. But he also said that he four-game stretch.
while he played for New York in "I'm thrilled to be here and have kicker Ryan Longwell, a close feels that way about all of his Favre said he will "be smart"
2008, Favre said Wednesday that an opportunity to lead this team to friend of Favre's from their days players after the slow start for a with his practice reps this week to
his cherished, league-record the Super Bowl. ... There's still a together in Green Bay. "The guy team that began the year with rest his elbow as much as
streak of 289 straight starts could lot of football left. I feel very is so resilient and has his priorities Super Bowl aspirations. possible, all while trying to
be in danger if the pain in his right confident in a lot of ways. straight, and I think in the midst "I am not overly concerned about quickly forge a connection with
elbow gets any worse. Mike & "You go through different things of a tough, tough situation, across where he's at with whatever he's new receiver Randy Moss.
Mike in the Morning in your life. Football is a very the board, I think he's handled it got going on in his life," Childress He feels "very good about the
ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden tough sport, mentally and really well." said. "I don't mean to minimize it. preparation" this week to face a
says Vikings QB Brett Favre physically. Last year was great. Favre said on Wednesday that it It is what it is. But I see a guy that desperate Cowboys team that
looks like he's not having any fun Almost too great. But I woke up was his elbow, not the is here ready and prepared and needs a win as much as the
because he isn't. Favre's arm hurts this morning and was very eager investigation, that hampered him doing the work. I don't see ill Vikings do.
and his team has a ton of injuries. to get over here. Moreso than last against the Jets. effects from that." As for the investigation, said
The 41-year-old quarterback did year at this time, to get this back He completed 14-of-34 passes His teammates are rallying Childress on Monday night: "We
not practice with the Vikings on on track. I feel confident that [the and grabbed his arm several times around their leader, the man they can't afford to have it carry over
Wednesday, preferring to rest the team] will right itself in the end," as he tried to rally the Vikings. He prodded to return for one more the rest of the season."
tendinitis that flared up noticeably he said. Favre vs. Cowboys threw three touchdowns in the run at a title. Seifert: Would Favre Copyright 2010 by The
on Monday night in Minnesota's Brett Favre began his career by second half but also sealed their Sit Willingly? Associated Press
29-20 loss to the Jets. losing his first seven starts vs. the fate with an interception that was Now that Brett Favre has overtly This entry passed through the
"I don't want to play just to play," Cowboys, including three playoff returned for a touchdown late in connected his recent inaccuracy to Full-Text RSS service — if this is
Favre said. "It's kind of a funny games. With a win Sunday, it will the fourth quarter. the onset of elbow tendinitis, your content and you're reading it
injury. It could flare up and get be Favre's first time beating the Coming off the most accurate ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert has a on someone else's site, please read
worse." Cowboys in consecutive games. season of his career, Favre missed question: Who would make the our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
It's even more adversity for Favre Brett Favre: Career vs. Cowboys several wide-open receivers on decision to pull him from the content-only/faq.php
this season, which so far has been Reg Season Postseason W-L 2-6 1 throws "that I could have made lineup if it continues to impact his Five Filters featured article:
anything but a repeat of last year's -3 Comp pct 58.7 57.3 Pass yds blindfolded" were it not for the performance? Blog Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
charmed run to the NFC title PG 212.1 270.8 TD-Int 13-6 9-5 pain in his elbow. "I respect the guy so much, and Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
game. Pass rtg 82.4 87.8 "You're not going to make every I've seen him go through a lot Catastrophe.
Commissioner Roger Goodell powered by throw but I would have made over the 14 years we've been
said Tuesday there is no timetable In 20 years in the NFL, Favre has some of those throws," Favre said. together," said Longwell, who
for completing an investigation been through tough times before. He insisted yet again that the was one of three Vikings to visit
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Sources: Vincent Jackson, Logan Mankins to report to Chargers,


Patriots on advice of National Football Players Association
Chris Mortensen (ESPN.com) when their contracts expired after to his reporting." will follow the NFLPA's abuse policy -- the next alcohol or
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:43:04 AM their fifth season (2009). Both Berthelsen asked Kessler to get a recommendation and report to the drug violation under a specific
declined to sign their restricted clarification because the league Chargers and Patriots by their disciplinary scale, would cost
Updated: October 14, 2010, free agent contract tenders, a constitution that governs its 32 respective deadlines to ensure Jackson four game checks.
10:43 AM ET requirement before players can member clubs addresses the status unrestricted free agency in 2011. Jackson is being tested randomly
Restricted free agents Vincent report to their teams. of specific absent players in by- Jackson would miss his unpaid several times per month under the
Jackson and Logan Mankins both In a related development, NFLPA law 17-13: "All players in games of Oct. 31 (vs. Tennessee), policy.
will report this season to their general counsel Richard categories of Reserve/Retired, Nov. 7 (at Houston) and Nov. 22 By Jackson and Mankins earning
respective teams, the San Diego Berthelsen recently sought Reserve/Did Not Report, and (vs. Broncos) because of his roster a sixth accrued season, the only
Chargers and New England clarification on the reporting dates Reserve/Veteran Free Agent -exempt status before he can be way the Chargers and Patriots can
Patriots, upon recommendation because the NFL constitution has asked to Re-Sign will continue to paid for the final six games, restrict their free agency in 2011
from the National Football a by-law that states clubs have an be prohibited from being starting Nov. 28 (at Indianapolis). would be to place a franchise tag
Players Association, according to option not reinstate a player who reinstated in the last 30 days of The Chargers have a bye in week on them next February at a
several sources. reports after Tuesday's trade the regular season. Additionally, 10. considerably higher guaranteed
Under this scenario, Jackson will deadline. That created a potential no player in such category shall Mankins would have to report by value than the restricted contract
report to the Chargers by Oct. 31 conflict with the labor agreement, be reinstated between the trade the final deadline of Nov. 16, tenders. A transition tag also
and Mankins will report to the which states that a player who has deadline of the applicable season making him eligible to be paid would be available for the
Patriots by Nov. 16 to earn an not signed a contract by the and the normal 30-day deadline and play in the final seven games Chargers and Patriots instead of
accrued season and secure Tuesday following the 10th week unless the club initiates the because the Patriots had their bye the franchise tag, but the teams
unrestricted free agency in 2011. of the regular season would be reinstatement request and the in week five. The Patriots opted would not receive any draft pick
Jackson's reporting deadline is ineligible to play that year. commissioner approves it." not to place him roster exempt, as compensation and would only
earlier because the Chargers Jeffrey Kessler, chief outside The union wanted pre-emptive the Chargers did with Jackson. have right of first refusal on any
elected to place him on roster legal counsel for the NFLPA, clarification in case one of the Both players can be traded by contract the players signed with
exempt, meaning Jackson must sit confirmed that he was asked by clubs attempted to use the Tuesday's 4 p.m. deadline if they another team.
out three unpaid games before he the union to clarify the potential constitutional by-law to prohibit are willing to sign their contract Chris Mortensen is a senior NFL
is eligible to receive the necessary conflict. Jackson and Mankins from tenders. Jackson would have to sit analyst for ESPN.com.
six paid games to earn his sixth "The issue arose, we had a reporting because it did not want out the first three games with his This entry passed through the
accrued season. discussion and the league quickly to have file a grievance to a new team under his roster-exempt Full-Text RSS service — if this is
Neither Jackson nor Mankins agreed that the CBA supersedes Special Master, creating further status before being eligible to your content and you're reading it
could be reached for comment. the constitution on any potential delay. play. on someone else's site, please read
Their agents, Neil Schwartz conflicting provision," Kessler Kessler would not confirm that Jackson was able to serve a three- our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
(Jackson) and Frank Bauer said. the union has recommended game suspension to begin the content-only/faq.php
(Mankins), declined comment. "Yes, that's correct," confirmed Jackson and Mankins report in season for violation of the Five Filters featured article:
Jackson and Mankins were NFL spokesman Greg Aiello via time to get their sixth accrued personal conduct policy after Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
among the players caught in email. "In the CBA, a restricted season in the event there is no being convicted of a second DUI Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
significant changes because of an free agent has the right to accept labor agreement. That would even though he is not under Catastrophe.
uncapped year that moved his tender and report to the club allow teams to impose the contract.
unrestricted free agency from four any time up until the Tuesday restricted contract tenders on them The Chargers receiver, a Pro
years to six years. Jackson and after week 10 (Nov. 16, 4 p.m. in 2011, per the current CBA. Bowl selection in 2009, is not
Mankins became part of a large ET) of the regular season, whether The same sources strongly facing an automatic year
class of restricted free agents or not the club requests or agrees reaffirmed Jackson and Mankins suspension under the substance
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2010 MLB playoffs: New York Causes of Death Revealed


Yankees will start Phil Hughes in for WWE Stars Luna
Game 2 Vachon, Lance Cade
Adam Rubin (ESPN.com) Hughes in Game 2, followed by about the outing, but it was our Brandon Stroud (FanHouse
Andy Pettitte in Game 3 on first time seeing him, and we said, Main)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:03:04 AM
Monday in the Bronx and A.J. 'Man, this is going to be a tough Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:30:00 AM
Updated: October 14, 2010, Burnett in Game 4. day.'"
11:03 AM ET By Adam Rubin In the Yankees' division series Mike Myers carried the no-hit bid Filed under: Pro Wrestling The
ESPNNewYork.com sweep of the Minnesota Twins, into the eighth, when Hank toxicology results for the autopsy
Archive Pettitte started Game 2 on the Blalock led off with a double and of former WWE star Luna
NEW YORK -- New York road, with Hughes pitching the scored Texas' lone run on Ian Vachon reveal her cause of death
Yankees right-hander Phil Hughes clincher at Yankee Stadium the Kinsler's ensuing single in the to be an overdose of painkillers
pitched 6 1/3 no-hit innings at following game. Yankees' 10-1 victory, which was and anti-anxiety medication,
Texas as a rookie in 2007, in his Hughes had better numbers on Hughes' first major league win. according to TMZ.com. The
second major league start. That the road this season: a 3.47 ERA In three career games at Texas District Six medical Examiner's
feat, and his success on the road, and five homers allowed in 70 (two starts), Hughes has tossed a office in Florida made the
will be enough to earn him a start innings, versus a 4.66 ERA and combined 15 1/3 scoreless innings determination and her death has
help our former talent who may
in Game 2 of the American 20 homers allowed in 106 1/3 while limiting the Rangers to been ruled an "accidental
have substance abuse problems,
League Championship Series in innings in the Bronx. three hits and four walks while overdose."
offering complete drug
Arlington, Texas. In May 2007 at Texas, Hughes striking out 13. Similarly, a medical examiner in
rehabilitation at no cost to them.
After meeting with scouts and departed with his no-hit bid intact Adam Rubin covers Major San Antonio, Texas, announced
... Ultimately however, stars in
f r o n t - o f f i c e p e r s o n n e l o n with one out in the seventh inning League Baseball for an accidental overdose of multiple
any form of entertainment should
Wednesday afternoon, manager and with the rookie's pitch count ESPNNewYork.com. drugs and a weakened heart as the
be held personally responsible for
Joe Girardi flipped his Nos. 2 and at 80 after suffering a left This entry passed through the causes of former tag team
their own actions."
3 starters for the ALCS. Mike & hamstring injury. Hughes heard a Full-Text RSS service — if this is champion Lance Cade's death.
He went on to say that World
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Wrestling Entertainment has
ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney left thigh after delivering a on someone else's site, please read or weakened heart, has been
obtained e-mails written by Cade
says despite what the Yankees curveball to then-Ranger Mark our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ linked to the use of anabolic
to another wrestler that said he'd
say, they absolutely set their Teixeira. He did not reappear in content-only/faq.php steroids, but there was no
ordered two kinds of steroids in
rotation up with the shadow of the majors until August of that Five Filters featured article: confirmation that his death was
March 2010 and would fail a
Rangers pitcher Cliff Lee hanging season. Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- linked to steroid use.
WWE-sanctioned drug test.
over them. The Yankees want "I just remember not getting many Reporting of Falluja's Cancer Both Cade and Vachon passed
"A lot of athletes have enlarged
Andy Pettitte pitching in Game 7. good pitches to hit," Teixeira said. Catastrophe. away in August.
hearts," Zimmerman said. "The
After CC Sabathia starts Friday's "I think his curveball was pretty WWE's spokesman Robert
bottom line is, his usage speaks
opener, the Yankees will turn to good. I don't remember too much Zimmerman issued a statement
for itself."
saying:
"WWE goes to great lengths to
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Broadcaster Bob Uecker needs 2nd Marcus McNeill,


surgery on heart Chargers Agree to Five-
Associated Press (ESPN.com)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:12:13 AM
Uecker returned to the booth in
July after his first surgery that
replaced his aortic valve, aortic
broadcasting Brewers games this
year. He's also known for his
work in commercials, the TV
Year, $48 Million Deal
J.J. Cooper (FanHouse Main)
Updated: October 14, 2010, root and part of his ascending sitcom "Mr. Belvedere," the
11:12 AM ET aorta along with a coronary "Major League" films and his Submitted at 10/13/2010 10:56:00 PM

MILWAUKEE -- Brewers radio bypass. many appearances on "The


announcer Bob Uecker needs He acknowledged his doctors Filed under: Chargers, NFL Free
Tonight Show Starring Johnny
surgery on his heart again after a weren't thrilled about his decision Agency Chargers left tackle
Carson."
tear was discovered at the site of to come back so quickly and Marcus McNeill held out for the
Uecker also underwent heart
his valve replacement. first two weeks of the season
joked that he let them throw out surgery in 1991 and made a full
The team says Uecker will have the first pitch for his first game because he wanted a long-term
recovery in about five weeks. He
the surgery on Tuesday that will back to persuade them. contract extension. But in the end,
received the Hall of Fame's Ford
be performed by the same doctors Doctors believe the recent tear he got what he wanted by
C. Frick Award for broadcasting
who did his initial procedure on that requires the second surgery is showing up.
in 2003.
April 30. Uecker's recovery time due to a staph infection that he On Wednesday, McNeill signed a
Copyright 2010 by The
is expected to be at least eight acquired roughly six weeks after new five-year deal worth up to
Associated Press
weeks. $48 million. According to the
the April procedure. This entry passed through the five games.
Uecker North County Times, $24 million
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"I'm approaching this with the following his initial operation and is guaranteed.
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on someone else's site, please read has struggled to match that
time, and I appreciate all of the this operation very well," said Dr. Diego has lined up a key part of
our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ production in more recent years.
kind thoughts and well wishes James Kleczka, who has been its offense. McNeill had missed
content-only/faq.php He is not considered in the same
from Brewers fans and everyone treating Uecker along with Dr. the first two games of the season
Five Filters featured article: class as fellow AFC left tackles
who has reached out to me," the Alfred Nicolosi. "I expect that he as he held out to protest the tender
Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- Joe Thomas and Jake Long, but
75-year-old Uecker said in a will need eight to 10 weeks to offer he received as a restricted
Reporting of Falluja's Cancer he is considered above average
statement. "I look forward to fully recover, after which he will free agent. Even after he reported,
Catastrophe. for the position.
being ready to go well before be back to life as usual." he had to miss three more games
(without pay) because the Now that the deal has been
Spring Training in Arizona." Uecker finished his 40th season agreed to, the fair question to ask
Chargers had suspended him for
failing to report. He will make his is why it couldn't have been
2010 debut this weekend, which is worked out five weeks ago.
none too soon for San Diego. His McNeill's absence is one of the
replacement, Brandyn reasons the Chargers are currently
Dombrowski has been shown to 2-3, in a three-way tie for second
be over his head -- he's given up in the AFC West.
4.5 sacks in the Chargers' first
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Report: NFLPA Tells


Logan Mankins, Vincent
Jackson to Report
J.J. Cooper (FanHouse Main)
Submitted at 10/13/2010 10:56:00 PM Linkin Park DLC, album
Filed under: Chargers, Patriots, bonus announced for
NFL Free Agency, NFL Rumors, Guitar Hero and DJ Hero
Sports Business and Media, NFL JC Fletcher (Joystiq)
Labor Negotiations Apparently,
Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:00:00 PM
the NFL Players Association has
decided that Patriots guard Logan
Mankins and Chargers wide
receiver Vincent Jackson's 2010
FanHouse Roundtable: Is You're seething with angst that
can only be expressed through rap
-rock. Activision completely
seasons shouldn't be a complete
washout.
ESPN is reporting that the
Season Over for understands. That's why the
company is releasing a six-pack
of songs from Linkin Park's new
NFLPA has advised both Mankins
and Jackson to report in time to
player needed to become an
unrestricted free agent.
ESPN also reported that Jackson
Cowboys-Vikings Loser? "A Thousand Suns" album (cover
image above) on October 19 as
play in the final six games of the FanHouse Staff (FanHouse Sunday at Mall of America Guitar Hero DLC. In addition, a
season. By doing so, both will and Mankins are expected to Main)
listen to the NFLPA's advice. Stadium. set of three remixed Linkin Park
earned a sixth "accrued season" Meanwhile, another quarterback songs will be available this winter
and will be eligible for Jackson would have to report by Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:57:00 AM

Oct. 31 and Mankins would have that knows a thing or two about in DJ Hero 2.
unrestricted free agency next year. Filed under: Bills, Cowboys, Jets, controversy - Ben Roethlisberger- If you'd like to hear the rest of
Otherwise, they would not be to report by Nov. 16. Jackson has
Ravens, Steelers, Vikings, returns to the field when the that album, you can get a free
eligible for unrestricted free to report earlier than Mankins
FanHouse Exclusive, NFL Steelers host the Browns. What copy with orders of Guitar Hero:
agency, unless the NFL and because he has to sit out a three-
Quarterbacks, NFL Predictions, kind of reception can Big Ben Warriors of Rock or DJ Hero 2
player's union reached a new game suspension the Chargers
NFL Analysis expect from the fans in from Amazon, between "12:01am
collective bargaining agreement imposed when he didn't report.
The Cowboys and Vikings were Pittsburgh? And does PST on October 17 and 11:59pm
that reverted to the old rules, The Chargers had a second
supposed to be on cruise control, Roethlisberger's return put the PST on October 23." This is the
under which four seasons was holdout, but left tackle Marcus
collectively running roughshod Steelers on par with the Jets and second free album to be bundled
enough to become a free agent. McNeill has recently reported and
over the NFC on their eventual Ravens in the AFC? with Warriors of Rock! In the
Mankins and Jackson were among will make his 2010 debut this
way to a matchup in the NFC Our group of NFL experts pulls future, our entire music library
the players affected by the new weekend.
championship game. up a chair at the FanHouse will consist of freebies from
rules for 2010 that added two Instead, each team is limping Roundtable to weigh in on the Activision.
years to the amount of time a along at 1-3 - the Vikings having Cowboys and Vikings, Favre and Continue reading Linkin Park
the added distraction of the Brett Roethlisberger and other league- DLC, album bonus announced for
Favre sext scandal and the wide hot topics as we head to Guitar Hero and DJ Hero
Cowboys seemingly finding Week 6 of the NFL season. Linkin Park DLC, album bonus
different ways to lose each week - announced for Guitar Hero and
- heading into their meeting
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is full of depressing themes, The tech sources weren't just It's all right there. Can you make mix
dreary hidden messages, sad thrown together either. I started s o m e t h i n g t h a t l o o k s m o r e One more thing, Eric's feedhose
with feeds Scoble follows on beautiful? Neither Eric or I are client now has a cool new url:
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Perfect 10 for Microsoft ad Beautiful weekday bike


(Scripting News)
Submitted at 10/13/2010 4:13:13 PM
riders, they're missiles.
It also works because it doesn't
mention the competition. It isn't
don't admire. Apple made it about
that. I bought a Droid because
they had something Apple didn't -
ride
(Scripting News)
Really. about the competition. It's saying - - macho and guts and freedom (or
A few observations. - hey -- we've been paying at least the promise of freedom) at Submitted at 10/13/2010 3:45:52 PM

They should have started running attention, even though we haven't a time when iPhones seemed
these ads before their rollout. had a product you lust for, we The rain they were forecasting
wimpy and locked-up and
Would have made the Ballmer know what's going on. went away and today was a
unreliable. Now with the iPhone
interviews go better. gloriously beautiful autumn day in
It answers the "Microsoft is 4, Apple is selling luxury. And as
The ad works because it says clueless" challenge. NYC. Temp in the high 60s, light
always selling Apple.
something we all feel about Of course it says nothing about breeze, very light traffic on the
Microsoft needs to tell us what A group of walkers comes by
phones, even if sometimes we're the phone. trail. Virtually ideal biking
we're buying when we buy when I'm stopped at the
the ones bumping into people. It's If the product sucks the ad is for conditions.
Microsoft. They're beginning to turnaround point. One of them
annoying when people walk naught. But you sort of suspect I have a new bike meditation. I
say something here. We're buying says, if you're walking next to the
around with their mind and eyes they wouldn't have gone to the am not the fastest biker on the
someone who is like us. Patient river, it's a river walk. Case
elsewhere. trail, I am the safest. I go through
trouble to create such an excellent but getting kind of fed up. Really. closed! Said like a true New
You even see assholes riding ad for a shit product. the dangerous intersections slowly
Maybe their phone reflects Yorker. I took a picture as they
their bikes at full speed reading But that's not the first thing we and carefully. If, as I'm entering a
reality. Or maybe that's really-ity. went by, along with a biker who
their phone, hands totally off the need to know. We don't want to major danger spot, I find myself
Good work! was cursing them for taking up
handlebars. They aren't bike buy a phone from someone we behind a slow cyclist or two, I
patiently fall in behind them. the whole path with their
Sorry folks, but if someone is philosophizing.
I want a server rack in a (small) box going down I'd rather it not be me.
The bike is holding up well.
The map shows that the ride was
52 minutes, 8.94 miles.
(Scripting News) and there would be no ports, The river looks glassy and sunny
Submitted at 10/14/2010 8:55:22 AM except for Ethernet, which would today.
basically be the internal bus
Tomorrow is moving day, and
I'm moving to an apartment with
FIOS. 25 megabits up and 25
protocol for the box. One jack for
Internet, one for power, and say
up to 15 additional CPUs (the box
How 'Common Sense
megabits down. Welcome Davey
to the 21st Century. Finally. So all
would come with one CPU on
board). Then I could have a small Issues' Could Beat
of a sudden I'm thinking about server farm running from a corner
what kinds of services I can run
out of my apartment with my
of my desk in my crowded
Manhattan apartment with great
Democrats
symmetrical Internet connection. Internet access. Matt Lewis (Politics Daily) helping Republicans win elections
That's all well and good, but this Think of it as a fractional Submitted at 10/14/2010 12:34:00 PM this November.
is a NYC apartment, so it's small. Linux? And wouldn't it be great if horsepower server rack... Among the organizations flying
That led me to this question -- you could buy a small box that I know I'm dreaming. No such Columnist While the below the radar this year is
what's the smallest computer you had slots, and in each slot you thing exists. But what if! controversial "outside group" Common Sense Issues, a
can buy that can run an off-the- could put a complete computer? American Crossroads has been 501(c)(4) grassroots issues
shelf OS like Windows, Mac or The box would take care of power getting a lot of attention lately, advocacy organization that played
they are merely one of the groups a key role in helping Mike
(albeit one of the best-funded
groups) playing a major role in HOW page 65
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Huckabee win the 2008 Iowa Murkowski's write-in campaign.


of a Break in This Deadlocked Race caucus.
(Groups organized as a 501(c)(4)-
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disclose their donors or office?
dispursements. According to the Bitsy:Yessir! How may I help
Contributing Editor A New York IRS, they may "engage in some you?
Times headline says it all political activities, so long as that Doc:I'm the ear doctor....
Thursday on the Nevada Senate is not its primary activity." Zeke Bitsy:Oh...?
race when it comes to describing Swift is the group's president, and Doc:Here for the hearing test.
the bottom line of the many polls former political director for the Bitsy:Sir...I...
matching Democrat Harry Reid National Republican Senatorial Doc:Alaska voters sent
against Republican Sharron Committee, Patrick Davis, serves me....afraid she didn't hear them
Angle: "For Reid, No Shaking as executive director). during the Primary...
Tea Party Challenger." Aside from backing conservative Aside from South Dakota and
In the last 20 polls listed by candidates, Common Sense Issues Alaska, Common Sense Issues ran
RealClearPolitics.com, the biggest has recently launched a new ads in Utah that helped
margin between the two was 5 effort, encouraging candidates to conservative Mike Lee win the
points, and was 3 points or less in sign a pledge to oppose (and GOP nomination (in both the
18 of those surveys. Both Reid and Angle get equal salvos Reid and Angle have been attempt to stop) taxpayer funding March caucus and June primary) -
So, it is no surprise that the latest backing from members of their hurling at each other, 64 percent of abortion. Rep. Roy Blunt of - and have also played a role in
Mason-Dixon Research poll own parties, while Angle has a of voters said they were not an Missouri (who is running for the House races in several states
conducted Oct. 11-12 for the Las m o d e s t a d v a n t a g e a m o n g important factor at all in swaying U.S. Senate) and Sen. David ranging from Kansas to North
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'Draft Chris Christie for President' New Republic: GOP Will


Website Launched Impeach Obama
Matt Lewis (Politics Daily) (Newsmax - Inside Cover)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:24:00 AM Submitted at 10/14/2010 6:20:08 AM

Columnist On the heels of his Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 11:20


presidential straw-poll victory at AM
the Virginia Tea Party If Republicans win control of the
convention, a new website has House, they will impeach
been launched urging New Jersey President Obama, according to
Gov. Chris Christie to run for Jonathan Chait of The New
president. Republic. “They won’t do it right
The Draft Chris Christie for away. And they won’t succeed in
President site is the work of removing Obama -- you need 67
former New Jersey Republican Senate votes,” Chait writes. “But
Assembly Executive Director if Obama wins a second term, the “The Sestak pseudo-scandal
Donald Sico. According to a news House will vote to impeach him disappeared because there was no
release, Sico has no affiliation before he leaves office.” process to drive the story forward.
with Christie or the New Jersey As evidence, he cites Rep. Had Issa been running the
GOP. Darrell Issa’s, R-Calif., remarks Oversight Committee, it would
The site, which is little more than support a Christie campaign if he kicking the can down the road), that the Joe Sestak scandal was an have been the subject of hearings
a splash page, encourages were to throw his hat into the ring. and by his courageous stance impeachable offense. The White and subpoenas.”
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Ohio Democrat Driehaus Says Party Sabato Sticks with 47


Cut Off Funds After He Made 'Tough Seats for GOP
(Newsmax - Inside Cover)
Votes' Submitted at 10/14/2010 5:33:31 AM

Tom Diemer (Politics Daily)


Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 10:33
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:11:00 AM AM
Political guru Larry Sabato is not
Correspondent Rep. Steve ready to change his Crystal Ball
Driehaus has accused the projection of +47 Republican net
fundraising arm of his own party House seats, according to a
of skipping out on his race after centerforpolitics.org report. "We
the Democratic Congressional made this prediction prior to
Campaign Committee pulled Labor Day, and we were the first
more than $524,000 in planned to say definitively that, in our
television advertising in the estimate, the new House would be
Cincinnati-area district. controlled by the GOP. At the
In a new video, Driehaus says he time, our number startled many,
"had the guts" to take on tough though it now seems less
votes on health care, the economy gain a one-seat majority. For now,
surprising with just 19 days to go we are raising (by one seat) the
and "standing up to Wall Street." in the campaign," the University
It was the right thing to do, he "who didn't have the guts to take still supporting the congressman's likely Republican Senate gain,
the tough votes." ground operation, aimed at getting of Virginia professor noted. from +7-8 to +8-9."
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Slovenian Robot Punches
Emanuel-Backed House GOP Heavies Want Humans in the Arm, to
Test Pain Thresholds
Dems in Danger of Barbour as RNC Chief (Supposedly)
(Newsmax - Inside Cover) Clay Dillow (Popular Science -
Defeat Submitted at 10/14/2010 6:07:10 AM
viewed as a top potential
presidential contender. The GOP
bigwigs hope to convince him that
New Technology, Science
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(Newsmax - Inside Cover)
Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 11:07 he’ll have a bigger effect on the Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:26:17 AM
Submitted at 10/14/2010 5:53:02 AM AM party at the RNC and that if A robot in Slovenia is bringing
Several influential Republicans another Republican is elected the pain in name of science,
Thursday, 14 Oct 2010 10:53 reportedly are going to ask repeatedly punching human
president, he might get an
AM Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour research subjects in an effort to
attractive position in the new
After the 2006 mid-term to opt for chairman of the see just how much of a beating
administration.
elections, Rahm Emanuel was Republican National Committee they can take. As New Scientist
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Of the other 29 seats, transformed by the renewing of God's truth and holy values. But too much focus on unimportant
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to test and approve what God's world acting like the world, let's things. Teach me in my heart
will is -- his good, pleasing, and be transformed by renewing our what it means to be about my
perfect will. minds and doing what Paul said Father's business, especially in the
— Romans 12:2(NIV) Thoughts he did -- take every thought, every world of my thoughts! In the
on Today's Verse... Don't be word, captive for Christ. We often name of Jesus, my greatest
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that a tough one to obey. It's a of our money, but an even more lived your will, I pray. Amen.
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Using a powerful Japanese-built doing so, the researchers hope to enough. And while it might seem
industrial robot, researchers at the arm future robots with a sense of silly or even simplistic to sink
University of Ljubljana are what kinds of motions and research dollars on a people-
conducting the study on their own impacts cause varying degrees of punching robot, the field of
arms. Using two different tools - human pain. As robots become human-robot interaction is
one blunt and one sharper - the more uniquitous, it's inevitable actually quite challenging. Israeli
robot struck each participant a that they'll be interacting with researchers are offering a cash
total of 18 times at different human more often and in closer prize for the best robotic hand
impact energies. The subjects quarters. The robot in the study capable of performing a
were then asked to rank the was actually programmed to move handshake, a task that sounds
degree of pain on a scale ranging toward a certain point in space simple but in reality is seriously
from "painless" to "unbearable." beyond the human arm, pushing complex. If we're going to live
Related Articles Israeli the arm aside as it moved, the idea side-by-side with our future robot
Researchers To Host First being that a robot and human companions, we'll first have to
International Robotic working in close proximity will teach them how to be a little more
Handshaking Competition Video: eventually come into contact and like us. AI Tweets "Little Beetles Is An
The Fastest Robot Hands in the the robot needs to be aware of its [ New Scientist]
East South Korea Deploys Deadly own strength and the human's Arthropod," and Other Facts About
Sentry Bots to Keep Watchful
Eyes, Serious Weapons Trained
tolerance for it so no one meets a
mechanically violent end.
The World, As It Learns Them
on the Demilitarized Zone Tags Most of the subjects described Julie Beck (Popular Science - NELL's Twitter Feed NELL, the
Technology, Clay Dillow, human- the robots jabs as mildly to New Technology, Science self-teaching artificial intelligence
robot interaction, isaac asimov, moderately painful, so it seems News, The Future Now)
TWEETS page 70
pain threshold, robotics, robots By the robot is playing nicely Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:31:37 AM

Video: Japanese Fembot Learns to Sing By Mimicking Pop Stars


Rebecca Boyle (Popular croons, even mimicking the facial Masataka says he believes the
Science - New Technology, expressions of the human singer. entertainment industry must
Science News, The Future Researchers used a real singer as embrace robots if they are ever to
Now)
a model, recording her every become widely accepted.
Submitted at 10/13/2010 4:24:00 PM move as she sang. "We hope the entertainment
HRP-4 Diva via YouTube The Masataka Goto, who leads the industry will be able to make
HRP-4 can exactly imitate a Institute of Advanced Industrial widespread use of robots," he
human performance -- well, Science and Technology's media says.
almost exactly interaction group, explains that Lady Gaga, I hope you're
Using breath-analysis software researchers developed a software listening.
a n d m o u t h - m o v e m e n t program called VocaListener to [ DigInfo]
observations, engineers in Japan synthesize notes, and a program movements of the real singer. Like robotic shape-note singing,
have taught a robot how to sing. called Vocawatcher to analyze a The team even helped the fembot the robot learns where sounds will
The divabot, an HRP-4 with a singer's facial tics as she belts out breathe realistically, by modeling emerge. It can reproduce them
creepily realistic tilting head, a tune. The robot's head therefore the breath sounds of various using Vocaloid software
blinks and opens her mouth as she follows the roll, pitch and yaw people. developed by Yamaha.
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at Carnegie Mellon, has a Twitter capabilities - she was able to get


Taste Test: The Best Orange Juice
(Cooking Light: Editor's Picks)
account and knows how to use it "tool" from "Anchor Fixing Self
For the last 10 months, Carnegie Tapping Screw Bolts." The New
Mellon University's Never-Ending York Times recently published an We tried 9 brands of the pulp-
Language Learning System, or in-depth look at exactly how free variety.
NELL, has been continuously NELL learns these things. Photo: Randy Mayor
searching the web for text patterns NELL isn't perfect though. And Click to Enlarge
and grouping them into different thank goodness, because that Nothing compares to the flavor of
semantic categories, a system that means we get some pretty fresh-squeezed orange juice from
closely mimics the way humans adorable not-quite-there-yet fruit in its prime for a very good
learn. But NELL has adopted tweets, such as: "I think "chicken reason: A fair amount of
another human behavior as well: recipe time" is a #condiment" and processing goes into not-from-
tweeting everything she does. "I think "anonymously" is a concentrate OJ. Most cartons
When she learns a new fact, #fish." NELL's followers can contain the pooled juices from
NELL adds it to her online tweet corrections to her and help oranges harvested anywhere from
database, and tweets her her improve her associations. Florida to Brazil, squeezed,
discoveries, so you can follow her Check out her feed or browse her pasteurized, and stored for up to a
progress. For example, today she whole knowledge database to see year. That's why, when we threw
learned that the phrase "dem more. a glass of the fresh stuff into the
franchise boys" fits in the tasting, it was unanimously
category of "music artist." picked as the favorite. But among
the boxes are some C) brands of pulp-free, 100 percent
NELL's knowledge base currently RUNNER-UP: Tropicana Pure pure squeezed orange juice, none
consists of around 440,000 facts, standouts—and they turned out to
be the big national brands. Premium, $3.39 (64 ounces) from concentrate.
with around 87 percent accuracy. The sweetest OJ of our group This entry passed through the
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Video: Water Droplet Bounces Off a


Superhydrophobic Nanotube Array
Clay Dillow (Popular Science - completely intact; at increased
New Technology, Science velocity it breaks into several
News, The Future Now) smaller droplets and scatters in
Submitted at 10/14/2010 9:01:13 AM different directions.
Water Meets a Superhydrophobic But the really interesting
Surface segments of the video come later
Hydrophobic materials have all when the researchers start playing
kinds of practical applications, with the tilt and the shape of the
from creating surfaces that never nanotube array. We don't want to
have to be cleaned to making spoil the climactic ending, but it
supertankers and container ships involves two identical 14
glide more efficiently through the microliter droplets rushing toward
water. But practical applications Shot with a high-speed camera at segment of the video shows a each other like star-crossed lovers
aside, this amazing video-- various frame rates, the precisely simple 30 microliter droplet of racing across a field of tiny
showing the crazy, beautifu; ways controlled water droplets were water striking the array at two nanotubes. Who says science
water droplets interact with a
carbon nanotube array --might be
launched at the nanotube arrays at
different velocities and at
different speeds. At a slower 1.03
meters per second the droplet
lacks romance?
[ arXiv] Ndamukong
mistaken for art rather than different impact angles. The first bounces off the nanotubes almost | Print Article| Email to
NDAMUKONG Friend
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science. name is pronounced "en-DOM-ah
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-ken soo." Start practicing now.
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High Voltage RedLaser Now Scans QR


(Mensfitness.com)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 4:00:00 AM Codes
Jennifer Van Grove (Mashable!)
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Email to Friend Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:58:52 AM

TESLA ROADSTER 2.5


Horsepower: 288 Popular barcode-scanning,
Top speed: 125 mph comparison shopping iPhone app
Price:$109,000 RedLaser has just been updated
teslamotors.com with support for QR code
The best-performing electric car, scanning.
this hand-built, carbon-fiber plug- eBay-owned Occipital released
in goes from 0 to 60 in 3.7 the new version of the application
seconds, and just one charge can earlier this morning, also piping in
get you up to 245 miles. Recharge eBay and Half.com listings for
using just about any standard product barcode scans — a nice
verge of becoming a breakout
electric outlet in as few as four bonus of the June acquisition.
trend in the U.S. In 2010, we’ve
hours, or six hours using your RedLaser[iTunes link] has
already seen a number of creative
mobile connector. already been downloaded more
QR code marketing campaigns,
NISSAN LEAF than five million times, making it
brand initiatives and paper
Horsepower: 107 station will take less than an hour. Fast Fact: You'll get back $7,500 perhaps the most mainstream user
product replacements. With QR
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Old School Fitness Dolby High Definition


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Submitted at 10/14/2010 2:00:00 AM Audio Coming to Netflix
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At 71, Irv Dickstein may be the


world's oldest trainer. True or not, Netflix subscribers who stream
he's a living history lesson on the video will soon get a major audio
evolution—and lifelong enhancement. On October 18,
benefits—of fitness. Here, he Netflix will bring Dolby Digital
weighs in on the three fitness Plus 5.1-channel surround sound
trends that have remained popular to its “Watch Instantly” Internet
over the years. streaming service. The feature
1.) Body-weight training. Back in will be available first to
the 1950s, Dickstein noticed the PlayStation 3 owners, with
gym crowd was divided into two additional platforms, like the
was the first console to get Netflix
camps—lifters and Broadway Xbox 360, receiving it over time.
streaming back in November
dancers. The latter did more This is a major leap for Netflix.
mainstay. "They always had raw i n s h a p e w i t h o u t a g y m Dolby Digital Plus is a high 2008.
gymnastics-type exercises with eggs, ice, bananas, and membership No word yet on when Netflix
parallel bars and rings. They also definition audio format that
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stretched. "The rest of us thought 3.) Fight Training. Punching a more] other platforms, but we’ll keep
it was a waste of time," he says. surround sound, so there is some
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Obama’s faith-based office criticized


Mollie (GetReligion)
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:27:47 AM

Before we discuss a new story


about problems at President
Obama’s faith-based office, a bit
of context. While funding of
religious non-profits did not begin
with President Bush, he really
took that ball and ran with it. he
created the first White House
office of Faith-based Initiatives.
While the office itself doesn’t
administer funding — it was
designed as a policy shop — it
worked on getting all the needed
regulations in at each agency so
that grants could be distributed to
religious groups. The actual funds
were — and continue to be —
disbursed through agency
grantmaking offices that are
separate from the White House.
For political outreach to religious
groups, the Bush White House
also kept a liaison to religious
groups.
The complaints about Bush’s
faith-based office being too
political under Bush were usually
based on something like this: The
faith-based office would go
around to various parts of the
country and give workshops on
how to apply for government
funds. Some people said the faith- beneficiary of a federal grant except in terms of whether there when President Obama needed TMatt noted last week. It’s not
based office was visiting along with the director of the faith was some dangerous political political help for his unpopular that there hasn’t been any
congressional districts that were -based office. Sometimes huge motive underneath. health care legislation. And it coverage but, unlike during the
in play and that the presence of grants went to religious groups Under President Obama, the faith happened a few weeks ago for the previous administration, it’s just
these White House folks was whose leaders had spoken -based office has been used same reason. In fact, the evidence been shockingly blase and
intended to change votes. Or favorably of President Bush. You literally to call up religious suggests that political outreach to unconcerned. Different partisans
sometimes Republican get the idea. And reporters leaders and ask them for their religious allies has been the main defend one office over the other,
incumbents would visit a faith- covered it heavily and were support. This has happened function of the office. The media
based charity that was the OBAMA’S page 76
almost unable to discuss the office repeatedly. It happened last year have largely yawned at this, as
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of course. The media seem to be based and Neighborhood the political chatter in partnering with faith-based that used faith-based and
in one camp. Last year around this Partnerships has been low profile, Washington, until recently when organizations. The first years community organizations to
time, the Pew Charitable Trusts and successors to the blue-ribbon critics charged it was adopting the were about changing the educate African community
found that President Obama’s advisory panel that ended its work same practices that dogged the regulations to allow religious leaders and mobilize grassroots
“faith-based initiative has so far in March haven’t been named. office under former President groups to compete for government volunteers.
generated little of the contentious Outsiders say whatever progress George W. Bush. grants, implementing the initiative If there is anything like this type
press coverage associated with has been made has been done too I’m a long-time critic of the in cabinet agencies, and helping of program emphasis happening
Bush’s effort.” The situation has quietly and that the White House presidential faith-based office. I launch faith-based offices at the in the current faith-based office, I
not equalized. has dragged its feet on a promise could rant on my own views state level. They expanded the will eat my shoe. I mean, I don’t
But the use of the office for to change Bush-era rules that against the office for hours. I office to include international aid. think they even have the capacity.
political help isn’t the only allow federal grant recipients to think it’s bad for the government, And then they focused on helping Whatever else might be said about
newsworthy issue. I’ve heard hire and fire based on religion. for religious institutions and for the religious groups build their Bush’s faith-based office, it was
from more than a few reporters The article backs up the claims people who don’t fancy funding capacity, expanding partnerships led by policy wonks. DuBois is a
frustrated with the lack of action with many quotes from people religious groups they disagree between the government and the campaign operative. I think
and information coming from who served on the task force. with. But I don’t think the above non-profits and trying to think they’ve basically just made their
director Joshua DuBois, pictured They’re friends of the paragraph is accurate. Critics more strategically about how to faith-based initiative office their
here. It’s almost impossible to administration, but they’re aren’t charging it with adopting address some large problem — political outreach arm.
find out what, if anything, the concerned at the lack of non- the same practices that Bush did. such as the recidivism rate in the Anyway, the rest of the story
office has done in a non-political political action. It includes the The charges against the two prison population. includes an update on the big
sense. In July, Washington Post perspective of DuBois, who says offices are substantially different. I happen to oppose all these “hiring” issue. The update,
reporter Michelle Boorstein he has started implementing at RNS explains the current issue — things and find them a horrible according to DuBois, is that there
actually put out an APB to readers least half of the 64 the use of the office to ask clergy increase in the size and scope of is no update. Religious groups
for information on what’s recommendations made by the to be “ validators” of the health government — but the way the that hire only coreligionists can
happening in the office in terms of panel, although we don’t get care legislation that a majority of media covered what that office continue receive federal funds.
policy and implementation. specifics. He’s quoted making the country wants repealed. did bore very little resemblance to So all in all, a very helpful story
It’s very difficult to report when vague statements throughout the DuBois strongly rejected the what the office actually did. I that shows readers what is — or
you’re not in good piece but it seems like Banks criticism, and said such outreach actually spoke with some people isn’t — happening in this office.
communication with the office really tries to nail him down a bit. would continue. who worked in that office and Written by: Mollie on October 14,
you’re trying to cover. So I was And when he waffles, she simply “It is reflective of an important they told me that they could never 2010.
very pleased to see Adelle Banks quotes him that way: shift from the previous office and get the media interested in their This entry passed through the
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questions remain unanswered and reforms. DuBois says that it will quote or give an opportunity to substance abuse support to Catastrophe.
some critics say the office has be finalized … “soon.” respond. Again, I’m absolutely no 200,000 people. The program
been used to push the president’s There is this paragraph, which fan of this office for a million showed a higher-than-average
health care reform. needs better sourcing: reasons, but the reality of the reduction in alcohol and drug use.
Much of the work done by the The office’s low profile has Bush office — particularly under Or the President’s Malaria
White House Office of Faith- allowed it to fly below much of its last director — was all about Initiative, a $1.2 billion program
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Got news? Bible studies (plural) in mine?


tmatt (GetReligion) their families. When the mine collapsed, three Still, I wonder if there were faith-
Submitted at 10/13/2010 8:10:43 PM Marcelo Leiva, a Baptist pastor, of the miners — including centered tensions down there,
and Jose Henriquez, one of the Henriquez — were Christians. under all of that rock. Previous
I don’t know about you, but I had miners, had never met before the Since then, two more of them stories mentioned a “spiritual
assumed that the spiritual leaders mine collapse. Instead, they have have made professions of faith. leader” among the miners named,
of the trapped miners in Chile communicated in handwritten “It was Jose who made the request 62-year-old Mario Gomez, the
would be Catholics. That was true letters and in a single, brief phone that an evangelical pastor come to group’s oldest member. The
of some, but not all. conversation. A half-mile of rock minister to the miners and their Vatican sent 33 “mini Bibles,”
I guess I was — in an earlier has separated them. But despite families,” said Bryan Wolf, an and 33 rosaries down the small
post— guilty of tunnel vision. the physical distance, the two International Mission Board hole that served as a literal and
In other words, I didn’t take into Chilean evangelicals developed a (IMB) missionary serving in spiritual lifeline to Gomez and the
account the religious changes special friendship. Vallenar, Chile. other miners.
sweeping through Latin America. Henriquez has been an Now, did anyone else raise their So I’ll ask: How many Bible
Then again, it is more than encouragement to his co-workers eyebrows while reading that? studies were being held down
possible that lots of other folks in as they struggled to stay positive You see, while these stories are there? Were there tensions
the mainstream press missed an during their confinement. An part of a feel-good media festival, between the believers? Was there
interesting angle on this story, evangelical Christian, he held these Baptist Press stories raise an spiritual unity among the
too. daily Bible studies for the miners interesting question — one I had diversity? Maybe there was both?
Anyway, I had not heard of the as rescue efforts developed on the not thought of before. Sounds like a story to me, maybe
Rev. Marcelo Leiva, a Baptist surface. There were only three Christians even a complex story, at that.
pastor, and miner Jose Henriquez When Henriquez requested an buried down in that mine? Or Written by: tmatt on October 13,
Gonzalez until today. A Google evangelical pastor to aid the were there only three evangelical 2010.
News search indicates that I am miners and their families at the and/or Baptist believers down This entry passed through the
not along, at least on this side of site, Leiva, of Vallenar Baptist there? This is Chile, after all. It’s Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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perhaps none more important than well. That received it’s own story reading stories from a Catastrophe.
the ones between the miners and a few days ago. denominational wire service. This
those ministering to them and I’ll cut to the chase. is not the Associated Press.
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The Pelosi Machine


Submitted at 10/14/2010 3:00:02 AM
some of the unpopular legislation serious ethics charges. In fact, the lack of civility has been than once about Pelosi’s use of
she engineered. Rangel remained the country’s apparent. Attacking former her Catholicism in politics. Did
Rochelle Schweizer discusses LOPEZ: How much of chief tax writer until he stepped president George W. Bush as you find that an important aspect
She’s the Boss. November, nationally, will be down in March 2010. When incompetent and dangerous, of Pelosi’s speakership to cover?
‘W e are in the midst of a battle about Nancy Pelosi? Republican majority leader Tom saying he has no judgment -- SCHWEIZER: While I do not
over the ideas that are going to SCHWEIZER: I think that the DeLay was admonished by the that’s way beyond just falling question Pelosi’s personal faith, I
govern our lives.” That’s how outcome of the election will not same committee in 2004, Pelosi short. It is designed to inflict do think it’s important for people
Rochelle Schweizer explains the only be a referendum on President said the very next day: “Mr. damage. Sometimes her strategy to understand the theological
importance of her new book on Obama but also on Nancy Pelosi DeLay has proven himself to be isn’t so watertight, as when she gymnastics she performs to justify
the women of the hour in the and the Left’s agenda, which they ethically unfit to lead the party.” got entangled in her political public-policy positions that are in
House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi. have successfully pushed, to some #page# LOPEZ: You accuse her hypocrisy concerning the direct conflict with her faith. It
The book is She’s the Boss: The extent, onto the electorate. of hypocrisy. Isn’t that what we’re waterboarding scandal. She goes to the essence of how she
Disturbing Truth about Nancy President Obama is certainly an all usually accused of when we charged that such a practice -- operates to further her agenda.
Pelosi, published by Penguin’s ideological liberal, but Pelosi is fall short of our ideals? which she later revealed she knew She has received papal lectures,
Sentinel imprint, and she talks the tough, brass-knuckled political SCHWEIZER: Pelosi’s about -- was a moral blot on the but that has not in any way forced
about it here with National boss who has been able to hypocrisy is not just a matter of Bush administration. Again, her her to retreat from her radical
Review Online’s Kathryn Jean strategize and then execute the her falling short. Of course we all hypocrisy was a means to her views on abortion, gay rights, and
Lopez. agenda. So, yes, this is about fall victim to hypocrisy in the ends. stem-cell research. Pelosi has
KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: The Nancy Pelosi. pursuit of our ideals. For Pelosi, LOPEZ: Is Nancy Pelosi treated said, “[My parents] didn’t raise
very last sentence of your book LOPEZ: Has Nancy Pelosi done her hypocrisy is a means to her differently by the media because me to be the speaker. They raised
asks, “Is the House that Nancy what she said she would do as ends. She has used this tactic, she’s a she? me to be holy.” She says that her
Pelosi built ready to collapse?” speaker? Cleaning the swamp flawlessly at times, in pursuit of SCHWEIZER: The media treats upbringing included working on
What’s your answer? comes to mind#...# her agenda. Consider her calls to Nancy Pelosi differently because the side of the angels with her
ROCHELLE SCHWEIZER: It SCHWEIZER: No, I don’t have everyone included in the she espouses an agenda that they parents. What is dangerous in her
c e r t a i n l y l o o k s t h a t N a n c y believe the speaker has followed health-care debate. She told agree with. They may cloak their rhetoric is that she sees, much as
Pelosi’s House is pretty shaky and through with her calls to “drain Politico in July 2009, “Every deferential treatment of her in a the late Sen. Ted Kennedy did,
about ready to collapse. But let’s the GOP swamp.” The swamp is single person in America is an manner to reflect the fact that she that a sort of “heaven on earth” is
not count her out yet. messier than ever. She vowed to expert on his or her heath is a woman. But regardless of her possible if lawmakers will just act
#ad# LOPEZ: What does that clean up the Republicans’ culture care.#...#We have to listen to gender, their project is to ignore progressively and pass bills that
House look like? of “corruption, cronyism, and everybody.” But it became clear and shore up both her agenda and will right all the injustices we
SCHWEIZER: Pelosi’s House is incompetence” with her ambitious she didn’t want to listen to anyone her strong-arm methods. Pelosi have caused by our sinful nature.
showing a lot of wear right about a g e n d a . T h i s i s w h a t t h e who opposed her plan when she has been quoted as saying, “If you #ad#As I write, “In this way a sort
now. She has been pounding the Democrats ran on in 2006 rather tried to quell the town-hall take the knife off the table, it’s not of ‘societal salvation’ becomes
gavel for the last four years, and than clear policy issues. The protesters. She was very clear very frightening anymore.” That possible for those willing to join
some of the legislation -- the result, under Pelosi’s leadership? about how much “everybody” is hardly something Newt with the people ‘working on the
stimulus economic-recovery plan, Spending that is out of control; a would be involved: We would Gingrich or even Jim Wright side of the angels’ (a.k.a.
cap-and-trade, health-care reform massive health-care bill that was learn more about the final would have gotten away with. leftists).” She claims she prefers
-- was passed without bipartisan passed behind closed doors with package once it was enacted. And if Sarah Palin were speaker to decouple religion and politics.
support. Thus, her strategy has provisions (a Pelosi method) that #ad#She also claimed that her of the House, we would certainly Yet when it is politically
made it difficult for some of her include, among others, expanding new majority would be see an intolerant media. Their advantageous for her to do so, she
vulnerable, moderate colleagues Medicaid and fining those who characterized by “civility, posture toward a woman with sprinkles her speeches with
t o g o h o m e t o f a c e t h e i r choose not purchase insurance; honesty, and fiscal Palin’s views would be combative scriptural references. She framed
constituents. They are being held a n d t h e s p e a k e r ’ s b l a t a n t responsibility.” In truth, there has and hostile.
responsible for their votes on sidestepping of Charlie Rangel’s been little fiscal responsibility and #page# LOPEZ: I’ve written more PELOSI page 82
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Jim DeMint: Senator Tea Party


Submitted at 10/14/2010 3:00:16 AM
there’s talk of sweeping gains not in their house. When one of her government policies. more than three terms.
just for the GOP in general, but students lacked a partner, his #page#A few years later, in 1992, In 2004, he ran for the Senate.
Adapted from the Feb. 22, 2010, specifically for the conservatives mother would ring a bell. This Bob Inglis walked into his office. Once again, he finished second in
issue of NR. within it. Since I wrote this article was to summon DeMint, who They didn’t know each other, but the GOP primary, behind former
W hen Sen. Jim DeMint of South at the beginning of the year, would have to fill in, even if it Inglis was thinking about running governor David Beasley, and
Carolina decided to endorse Pat DeMint and his endorsements meant dancing with a man. for Congress, and he sought went on to win a runoff. Then he
Toomey's GOP primary challenge have become more and more “Scarred me for life,” he jokes. DeMint’s advice. They struck up captured the seat that retiring
to Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania influential. His backing of Later, DeMint became the a friendship, and DeMint became Democrat Ernest Hollings had
last year, plenty of Republicans Christine O’Donnell in Delaware drummer for a rock-and-roll cover an adviser. Inglis won and served occupied for nearly four decades.
seemed eager to denounce him for marked the end of an band called Salt & Pepper, so three terms. When he stepped This year, DeMint is running for
shrinking the party. “Some extraordinary primary season for named because half of its down in 1998, DeMint decided to re-election and does not appear to
conservatives would rather lose the South Carolina senator. members were white and half pursue the vacant House seat. “I face serious opposition.
than be seen as compromising on Even if Republicans don’t take were black -- a bit of integration was 47 years old and I had never As a senator, DeMint has
what they regard as inviolable control of the chamber -- a hard in a South Carolina that was still run for anything,” he says. (The compiled one of the most
principles,” grumbled Texas task, even in a favorable political escaping the legacy of Jim Crow. memoir-like first chapter of his conservative voting records in
senator John Cornyn, who heads environment -- they could give “I could have been a rock star, recently published book, Saving Washington. The American
the National Republican Senate Majority Leader Harry except I had no voice or talent,” Freedom, is called “From Normal Conservative Union gives him a
Senatorial Committee (NRSC). Reid and other Democrats a says DeMint. He did, however, to Politician.”) During the GOP lifetime rating of 98.4 percent. No
Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine genuine scare. DeMint’s have a first-rate cackle: When his primary, he campaigned for other senator has a higher mark.
contributed an op-ed to the New particular gamble in Pennsylvania band performed the beach-rock abolishing the tax code, In August, a reporter for the New
York Times. GOP moderates, she may pay off handsomely: In classic “Wipe Out,” originally privatizing Social Security, and York Times sneered at him as “a
warned, “often get the distinct January, a Rasmussen poll of recorded by the Surfaris, DeMint passing a right-to-life amendment. back-bencher with little influence
feeling that [they’re] no longer likely voters showed that Toomey provided the wild laugh that kicks He finished second -- and did well in Washington’s corridors of
welcome in the tribe.” Even has surged from underdog to off the song. enough to force a runoff, which power” -- a sure sign that his
DeMint’s fellow travelers at the favorite. He currently leads Rep. DeMint earned degrees at the he won against a candidate who influence was in fact growing.
editorial page of the Wall Street Joe Sestak, who defeated Specter University of Tennessee and was seen as a favorite of religious The criticism came in the wake of
Journal piled on: “Republicans in the Democratic primary, by six Clemson, joined an advertising conservatives. a mini-controversy in which
shouldn’t follow South Carolina points. company, and eventually founded #ad#In the House, DeMint earned DeMint demonstrated a knack for
Senator Jim DeMint and welcome “This is part of an American his own marketing firm. He says a reputation as a free trader, even getting under the skin of
Mr. Specter’s defection as an awakening,” says DeMint. “If he was too busy to think about though he hailed from a state Democrats, including President
ideological cleansing.” people want to take back their politics -- it rarely entered his whose representatives Obama.
#ad#If DeMint once looked like a government, they can do it. No mind. “I had kids and a business,” traditionally had pushed for textile Last summer, on a conference
crotchety conservative who was state is out of play.” DeMint is he says. “I didn’t even know who protectionism. He says that his call with conservative activists,
satisfied to serve in a dwindling now positioning himself as the my congressman was.” Then, trade votes -- for presidential DeMint discussed ways to block
and disgruntled minority, he now Great Awakener -- a national toward the end of the 1980s, he trade-promotion authority and the nationalization of health care.
appears more like the prophet of a leader of a highly decentralized ran a focus group that asked the closer ties with China -- were “If we’re able to stop Obama on
coming resurgence. Not long ago, tea-party movement whose residents of a public-housing some of the most difficult he has this, it will be his Waterloo, it will
many Republicans would have activist energy may hold the key development to describe the cast. “Voters had a very negative break him,” he said. An audio clip
been content to pick up a mere to turning 2010 into another 1994 challenges they faced. “One perception of trade,” he says. “I of the comment became a
handful of Senate seats in the for the GOP. woman told us, ‘Stop paying our took a lot of heat.” This regional sensation on left-wing blogs. The
midterm elections this year. That The 58-year-old DeMint grew up babies to have babies,’” he apostasy earned him a primary White House had a fit -- or at least
began to change with Scott in Greenville, S.C., with a single recalls. It dawned on him that challenger in 2002. DeMint thought it had found a useful
Brown’s startling special-election mother who operated the DeMint many social ills were the survived that threat and made
victory in Massachusetts. Today, Academy of Dance and Decorum unintended consequences of good on a promise to serve no JIM page 83
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Infrastructure Bill Gone Wild


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Labor Act (RLA), which forbade travel by truck only. FedEx keeps the Teamsters an entrance and does. We shouldn’t use legislation
rail workers to strike or organize most of its truckers under the would-be strikers a chance. to force a company to come under
The uses and abuses of locally (i.e., at individual RLA by separating trucks that Oberstar claims that his provision different labor standards which
infrastructure legislation. branches), made unionization carry express mail -- i.e., ones isn’t for UPS, but for the workers would change their business
P resident Obama just called for a difficult, and required that labor whose parcels just came off a within FedEx’s own ranks. A model. This is a move by unions
$500 billion infrastructure plan. disputes be resolved through plane -- from pure ground- member of Minnesota’s peculiar to take advantage of a law that
“Investing in infrastructure is mediation. delivery trucks. This cleverness Democratic-Farmer-Labor party, ultimately will pass.”
something members of both In 1935, Franklin Roosevelt lets FedEx classify most of its he’s a leftist in the old style, some #ad#Does Corker feel this way
political parties have always signed the National Labor truckers as airline workers might say a union hack. “He is the because he’s a champion of free
supported,” he said. But Relations Act (NLRA), which (participants in the delivery of air son of a labor leader on the Iron enterprise? Partly. But it’s hard
insufficient funding isn’t the only dramatically limited the actions mail), keeping them out of the Range of Minnesota. He himself not to suspect that FedEx’s
thing holding up repairs. Before employers could take against NLRA’s, and the Teamsters’, worked on the iron-ore mines of headquarters in Memphis might
Obama throws more money at unionization -- but Congress and grips. Minnesota,” says Berard. “He also have something to do with
infrastructure -- and speaks on FDR specifically roped rail Nonetheless, as Berard says, the carries a United Steel Workers the Tennessee senators’
behalf of both parties -- he should workers off from the NLRA, two companies are “basically card. His father was buried with supererogatory efforts. In fact, it’s
look at the war surrounding the preserving the original RLA rules doing the same thing” today and his union contract in his pocket. hard to find any legislator who’s
FAA Reauthorization Act of for them. Indeed, the RLA’s strict should be treated the same way You’re damn right he sympathizes involved in this debate who
2009. governance of railroad labor was under the law. Historically, FedEx with labor.” Berard claims the doesn’t have an interest on his
The bill, which should be a considered so important that FDR, has agreed: In the 1980s and Oberstar office receives -- “on a side.
routine matter, is being delayed of all presidents, extended it to the 1990s, when UPS tried to be weekly basis” -- calls from FedEx As the FAA reauthorization
(note the year) by a vicious fight industry that was quickly reclassified under the RLA, citing workers who support the remains in limbo, FedEx and UPS
between FedEx on one side, and replacing railways in vitality to its somewhat expanded air legislation. are engaged in public-relations
UPS and the Teamsters on the the national infrastructure: operation, FedEx supported the #page#Oberstar’s labor-populist warfare. The companies have
other. The battle -- which has airlines. effort, even though it would have bona fides and Teamster spent about $13 million total on
come into the public eye thanks to The different standards created made UPS a greater competitive sympathies are authentic. But their advertising and lobbying
FedEx’s aggressive campaign to by these hoary bills have just now threat. Oberstar also -- and this is campaigns, according to UPS
“stop the Brown Bailout” -- is a percolated into the nasty “Brown But the Teamsters and their allies something Berard doesn’t spokeswoman Kara Ross.
perfect example of how Bailout” conflict. The problem is defeated UPS’s effort in advertise -- receives more money FedEx’s campaign, Brown
congressional regulations, labor that FedEx’s labor relations fall Congress. So, some claim, UPS is from UPS than any other Bailout, has a website, a blog, a
unions, and even corporate mostly under the business- resorting to a more cynical congressman. Facebook account, a Twitter
headquarters can conspire to friendly RLA, while UPS’s fall strategy: If the company can’t On the other side of the Capitol account, and kitschy videos on
distort free enterprise. almost entirely under the union- restore parity by making itself Building and political spectrum, YouTube. The name is somewhat
#ad#The trouble goes back to friendly NLRA. The reason is more competitive, at least it can Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar disingenuous. As Jim Berard says,
Calvin Coolidge’s presidency. By historical. “UPS started out as a cripple FedEx -- with the Alexander, both Republicans from “They call it the ‘Brown Bailout.’
1926, the U.S. had seen decades trucking company, and FedEx Teamsters’ help. Tennessee, have countered That’s pure propaganda. We’re
of bloody labor agitation, and started out as an airline,” explains UPS’s weapon is a few Oberstar. Thus far, they’ve not giving money to UPS.”
railroads had become crucial to Jim Berard, spokesman for Rep. paragraphs that Oberstar added to prevented the bill’s passage by The Teamsters’ Blogwatch,
the nation’s infrastructure. These Jim Oberstar (D., Minn.), who the FAA Reauthorization Act. threatening a filibuster. Corker meanwhile, reminds us that
two facts put together created a chairs the House Transportation The legislation is here, and -- explains that he’s consistently “FedEx Drivers Aren’t Pilots,”
problem: Striking workers at a and Infrastructure Committee. though it’s hard for anyone not on supported equal treatment for the links us to satirical videos, and,
single local rail branch could hold Even today, 85 percent of FedEx the Infrastructure Committee to two companies under the law: “I somewhat spontaneously,
the nation hostage by shutting packages travel by air at some decode -- it would essentially offered UPS that if they wanted to connects the Koch brothers to
down all thru-traffic. In response, point before delivery, while the place FedEx’s relations with its change things, they could alter the
Congress passed the Railway same percentage of UPS packages truckers under the NLRA, giving law to compete the way FedEx INFRASTRUCTURE page 88
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The Life and Thought of Andrei Sakharov


Jamie Glazov (FrontPage to those the dissidents found in physicists were in fact secluded
Magazine » FrontPage) the Soviet one. This resemblance from the general population in an
Submitted at 10/13/2010 11:30:58 PM seemed to me particularly striking installation surrounded by barbed
in the case of Andrei Sakharov, wire and guarded by security
Frontpage Interview’s guest who, along with Alexander personnel carrying guns. It is true
today is Jay Bergman, a Professor Solzhenitsyn, was the most that similar precautions attended
of History at Central Connecticut prominent dissident and among the American nuclear project at
State University, where he teaches the best known in the West. And Los Alamos. But there the reason
Russian and modern European since none of the existing for these precautions was to
history. He received his biographies of Sakharov analyzed prevent scientific information
bachelor’s degree from Brandeis his ideas in any serious and from leaking; in the Soviet Union
University and his M.A., M. Phil., systematic way, I thought I should there was the additional reason
and Ph.D from Yale University. write a biography that did. that freedom is contagious. If
He is the author of Vera Zasulich: FP: Tell us about Soviet nuclear physicists can enjoy
A Biography, published by dissidence, what spawned it and vocational freedom, why can’t
Stanford University Press; and what its character and objectives everyone enjoy it? And if
articles in Russian intellectual were. everyone is granted vocational
history. He is also on the Board Bergman: By the term one means freedom, why can’t everyone
of Directors of the National a particular kind of opposition to have political freedom as well? It
Association of Scholars, a the Soviet system that emerged in was because the leaders of the
nationwide organization of the late 1960s, continued through Soviet Union had no real answers
professors committed to reasoned the 1970s, and ended in the mid- to these questions that some
scholarship, intellectual diversity, 1980s when Mikhail Gorbachev’s Soviet citizens like Sakharov
and nondiscrimination in faculty p o l i c i e s o f became dissidents.
hiring and student admissions. His perestroika(reconstruction) and At first the dissidents mostly
newest book is Meeting the glasnost’(openness) incorporated demanded that the Soviet system
Demands of Reason: The Life and aspects of this opposition and in be reformed, rather than
Thought of Andrei Sakharov, the process rendered it largely transformed or destroyed, and that
published by Cornell University moot. Substantively, Soviet they participate, along with the
Press. dissidence was marked by its government, in this endeavor.
FP: Jay Bergman, welcome to rejection of the political status But because the Soviet leadership
Frontpage Interview. quo in the name of human rights, was so intent on preserving the
Let’s begin with what inspired by which the dissidents meant existing system, which by the
you to write Meeting the moral and philosophical movement to emerge was the develop thermonuclear weapons 1960’s provided it with privileges
Demands of Reason. principles that were timeless, desire of the Soviet leadership, for for the state – be granted as well as political power, it could
Bergman: As a historian of universal, and absolute. In this ideological as well as political vocational autonomy; the not agree to either of these
Russia, I have been intrigued by respect the dissidents resembled reasons, to modernize the Soviet weapons the physicists designed demands. Like the tsars who
the degree to which certain critics not only the intelligentsia of economy and society while at the would not work if the government preceded them, the Soviet leaders
of the Soviet Union, referred to as nineteenth century Russia but also same time maintaining its intervened in their construction. viewed the Soviet people, even
“dissidents,” resembled the so- the Enlightenment of eighteenth monopoly of political power. The But because vocational autonomy the most gifted intellectually and
called intelligentsia of century Europe, to which many first objective requires that those or freedom can cause those who artistically, as children, too
prerevolutionary Russia, the characteristics of the intelligentsia who were pursuing it – such as enjoy it to demand political immature and irrational to share
members of which condemned the can be traced. the nuclear physicists who, like freedom – something the Soviet
tsarist regime for failings similar What caused the dissident LIFE page 86
Sakharov, were conscripted to leadership could not grant – these
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health care as an ethical issue, base and her voter base. To raise colleagues to go along with her asked still disapprove of the bill in 2007 made it clear that she
quoting from the book of the unprecedented amounts of big-government plans even in the health-care overhaul. The won that battle. By November
Hebrews. She set up climate money she has, she has had to midst of a recession. She cut taxpayer understands the heavy 2008, Dingell had been booted out
change similarly, referring to the keep the sources she taps happy enough deals to narrowly pass her cost of funding the Left’s machine as Energy and Commerce
Old Testament as her guide and with her message. It is her climate-change bill as well as the and doesn’t want to pay the price. Committee chair, and Henry
inspiration. She said, “To minister consistent, reliable views on the massive health-care-reform LOPEZ: Why do bamboo mats -- Waxman, a close Pelosi ally,
to the needs of God’s creation is issues that keeps the money legislation -- even when her which I have no objection to -- in replaced him. She needed
an act of worship. To ignore those geyser gushing that lead to power colleagues were looking at polls the Longworth House Office Waxman to push through her
needs is to dishonor the God who and ultimately to control. that showed more than 50 percent Building café matter? flagship issue, climate change.
made us.” So, if you don’t agree, LOPEZ: How is the House of Americans wanted to shelve SCHWEIZER: I mentioned the Dingell made another tactical
you are a sinner. There is no room different under Nancy Pelosi? health-care reform. Members of bamboo mats to cement in the error. During the epic battle
for honest policy disagreements. What is this “boss politics” you her House have described her mind of the reader Pelosi’s overall between Pelosi and Steny Hoyer
But there is even more to her write of? leadership abilities. According to plan to use taxpayer funds to for Democratic whip, Dingell
scriptural references. Her father, SCHWEIZER: First of all, her the Los Angeles Times, one of enforce her greening measures supported Hoyer. Pelosi didn’t
“Big Tommy” D’Alesandro, leadership and power are clear. those members called her style and to pay for her front-line battle forget Dingell’s disloyalty and
taught her that politics is a game Pelosi understands that the more “kid gloves and a hidden stiletto.” against global warming. sent a $10,000 check from her
of numbers and coalitions. She centralized the control, the greater #page# LOPEZ: Do you have a According to a story in E, an massive war chest to his primary
realizes that “the Faithful,” what the influence of the power broker. top-three list of evidence of environmental magazine, opponent.
Bill Clinton’s pollster Stanley Richard Cohen wrote that during “machine fatigue”? taxpayers got to pay for a “Green #page# LOPEZ: How did you
Greenberg calls white Christians, the health-care debate, Pelosi SCHWEIZER: Top three signs of the Capitol” initiative that come to write a book about
can pose a serious threat to her “centralized perhaps machine fatigue: includes “consultations” with all Pelosi? It’s a hard thing to do,
radical agenda. She needs to try to unprecedented control in the 1. The trouble she is in has 7,000 Washington-based isn’t it, when the subject and her
close “the God gap” -- the large speaker’s office.” Camille Paglia become public. Just recently, 47 employees as well as carbon intimates aren’t going to talk to
variance between political used the words “hard-won, trench of her members fired off a letter offsets to deal with the House’s you?
identification and regular church -warfare win” to describe the to her indicating that they are greenhouse gas emissions. Yet SCHWEIZER: After observing
attendance. speaker’s success in the ready to side with Republicans on Pelosi fires up her jets for failed Pelosi, especially during the past
LOPEZ: You argue that she is November 2009 health-care push, extending tax rates on capital overseas climate summits, four years, I found it surprising
not an ideologue -- but is she not and described Pelosi’s tactics this gains and dividends. And Pelosi nonstop trips to California, and that so little had been devoted to
responsible for a most left-wing way: “Even a basic feminist has admitted her vulnerability. numerous congressional covering her ascent. Here we had
House? shibboleth like abortion rights She commanded her troops to delegations that have included a woman who had broken the
SCHWEIZER: I do argue that at became just another card for divvy up their funds and charged enormous in-flight expenses. marble ceiling, and, beyond a few
her core she is not an ideologue. Pelosi to deal and swap.” There is those members in safe districts to LOPEZ: How did John Dingell biographies, there wasn’t a work
Undoubtedly, she spells out a more than a little Machiavelli in send checks to vulnerable get on Nancy Pelosi’s bad side? that explored how she had done it.
worldview that is consistently to Pelosi. She doesn’t care if she’s candidates to save her majority. SCHWEIZER: John Dingell And there was scant information
the left of the American public’s. liked. #ad#2. Some Democrats are not found himself in Pelosi’s that in any manner took a more
That is her message, and one that Second, loyalty is rewarded, even only running from her but running crosshairs for a couple of reasons. critical approach.
I believe she supports. But there is when it doesn’t make sense. This against her. Last month, Indiana First, he was not green enough for #ad# LOPEZ: Why is this book
more. Pelosi is foremost an was evident during her support for Democratic congressman Joe her on environmental issues. The important now?
operational woman who treats the late Jack Murtha for majority Donnelly distanced himself from needs of his constituents in SCHWEIZER: We are in the
politics mainly as the ability to leader over rival Steny Hoyer. For her agenda when he charged in a Detroit were in conflict with midst of a battle over the ideas
raise money and in turn gain a political boss, loyalty is at a campaign ad that the climate- Pelosi and her allies’ plans for that are going to govern our lives:
access to resources. She is a premium, even if it means change legislation was “Nancy legislation on climate change and whether it will be Pelosi’s vision
product of her liberal base. She supporting someone who has had Pelosi’s energy tax.” their desire to tax carbon of utopia -- government solutions
understands that her message numerous ethical scrapes. Third, 3. A recent USA Today/Gallup emissions. Pelosi took him on PELOSI page 85
needs to reflect her fundraising she has been able to convince her Poll found that 56 percent of those early, and the outcome of a fuel
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villain. Obama quoted the line in already knew, at least by DeMint’s trip. DeMint went round of criticism from all of the willingness to buck his more
a speech and condemned it as an reputation: Miguel Estrada. anyway, under the auspices of usual sources -- a New York cautious colleagues came when he
example of irresponsible President Bush had selected him Senate minority leader Mitch Times editorial called his position decided to support Toomey over
Republican obstructionism. A few for the federal bench in 2001, but McConnell, a Kentucky “wrongheaded” and “destructive” Specter. A few weeks later, on the
of DeMint’s colleagues suggested Democrats filibustered his Republican. “When we got down -- but he held firm. On January day the NRSC formally endorsed
that he stick to a script that called nomination. Estrada, a U.S. there, it was obvious that this was 20, Southers pulled his name from Florida governor Charlie Crist for
for criticisms of congressional citizen, lived in Honduras until he no military coup,” says DeMint. consideration. his state’s Republican Senate
leaders such as Reid and Speaker was 17. Now a lawyer in private “We didn’t see soldiers patrolling This was the day after Brown’s nomination, DeMint met with
of the House Nancy Pelosi, but practice, he was following events the presidential palace.” The spat victory in Massachusetts. If the Marco Rubio, who had already
not Obama, who at the time was in his native land closely. with Kerry generated additional timing wasn’t a sheer announced his candidacy. “When
seen as bulletproof. DeMint #ad#DeMint and Estrada had not publicity for DeMint and his coincidence, it was an early I heard Marco talk about his
ignored their advice. “My point met previously, but soon Estrada views on what was happening in indication of how much principles, it was clear to me that
was that we could break his found himself in the senator’s Honduras. Washington’s political dynamics this was someone we would want
momentum, his rampaging agenda office. They pored over Honduran The story has a happy ending. changed when the GOP cracked here in the Senate,” says DeMint.
toward overspending and debt,” legal documents, which Estrada Hillary Clinton and the State the Democrats’ 60-vote Crist, by contrast, had warmly
he says. “I wanted to stop the had located on government Department eventually came supermajority in the Senate. In the endorsed Obama’s stimulus
president so that he would work websites and translated. Estrada around, however grudgingly. months ahead, DeMint probably spending and even hugged the
with us rather than steamroll us.” persuaded the senator that the DeMint let the votes on will pick new battles with the president at a political rally.
The skirmish over this metaphor Hondurans had ousted their Valenzuela and Shannon go Obama administration -- but his Rubio was little known, even
seems only to have energized the president legally, in order to forward. Honduras held new greatest influence may come in though he had served as speaker
South Carolinian. On September prevent a despotic power grab. elections in November and shaping the course of the 2010 of the house in Florida’s
12, when a swarm of tea-party “We did our homework,” says inaugurated a new president in Senate elections. His objective is legislature. One survey showed
activists descended on DeMint. Yet the Obama January, with the approval of the not merely to defeat Democrats, him trailing Crist by 35 points.
Washington, DeMint was the only administration continued to U.S. government. “The senator but to elect conservatives. DeMint endorsed him anyway. “A
senator to address them. criticize what had taken place. kept the administration honest,” #page#He’ll do it through the lot of people thought I was crazy,
“Welcome to Waterloo!” he said DeMint responded by blocking says Estrada. “He was Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF), but I may have caused others to
to a cheering crowd. “We must confirmation votes on a pair of invaluable.” the political-action committee he give Marco a look,” he says.
stop this government takeover of nominees: Arturo Valenzuela for DeMint’s next dustup with the founded in response to recent That’s exactly what happened.
health care.” assistant secretary of state for White House came in the GOP failures. “I was one of the Rubio grabbed the spotlight in a
#page#DeMint has opened other Western-hemisphere relations and aftermath of Umar Farouk top fundraisers for the NRSC,” primary contest that Crist thought
fronts in his fight against the Thomas A. Shannon for Abdulmutallab’s failed attempt to says DeMint. “But when I’d make he had locked up. Polls now show
Obama administration. One is in ambassador to Brazil. blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner phone calls, people kept telling Rubio more than ten points ahead
Honduras, where a constitutional Then, in September, DeMint on Christmas. DeMint had me that they weren’t going to give of his rivals, Democrat Kendrick
crisis led the military to depose planned his own fact-finding prevented a vote on Erroll another dime until Republicans Meek and Crist, who is running as
the president last summer. mission to Honduras -- only to Southers, Obama’s nominee to started acting like Republicans.” an independent.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton find himself thwarted by Sen. head the Transportation Security DeMint figured they would give DeMint ruffled feathers in other
called it a “coup.” DeMint, who John Kerry, the Massachusetts Administration (TSA), on the to conservatives, however, and he campaigns. In California, he
serves on the Senate Foreign Democrat who heads the Foreign grounds that Southers had refused was right: In 2009, the SCF raised backed Chuck DeVore, a GOP
Relations Committee, wasn’t so Relations Committee. Even to answer questions about plans to more than $1.3 million, which it is state assemblyman, even though
sure. But he didn’t have any though the committee’s unionize airport screeners. After now directing toward many Republicans had gotten
special expertise in Honduras or Democrats had spent record the bomb plot, liberals hoped conservatives within the behind former Hewlett-Packard
its laws. A member of his staff amounts on their own DeMint would cave in to a public Republican party, often to the CEO Carly Fiorina. (Former
suggested that he contact a international travel (according to a that demanded the swift consternation of the GOP’s congressman Tom Campbell was
Honduran-American whom many Boston Globe analysis), Kerry confirmation of a TSA chief. Washington establishment. JIM page 86
conservatives in Washington refused to release funds for DeMint went through another #ad#The first sign of DeMint’s
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Morning Bell: The Tea Party Is Here to Stay


Conn Carroll (The Foundry: Unchecked, this will grow to 62% a considerable extent self-serving — from the Great Awakening that outside contractors to execute the
Conservative Policy News.) over the next decade. – emerges and then assumes a life gave rise to the American Wall Street bailout.
Submitted at 10/14/2010 8:20:22 AM of its own. This industry is a drain Revolution to the conservative • According to the actuary for the
Not all dependence is bad. As on the productive economy, and revival that helped elect Ronald Centers for Medicare and
Posted October 14th, 2010 at Heritage Foundation Center for there appears to be no natural Reagan. Higher because it aims to Medicaid, Obamacare will force
9:20am in Entitlements, First Data Analysis director Bill Beach limit to its growth.” recover our moral compass, seniors to pay more for their
Principles Print This Post writes: “People spend most of But there is still hope for our bequeathed by our Founders and Medicare Advantage plans.
Today, The Heritage Foundation their childhoods utterly dependent country: the Tea Party. preserved ever since. • Defense Secretary Robert M.
released its 2010 Index of on their parents, and many people Decentralized and skeptical of … Gates told reporters that
Dependence on Government. This will rely on caregivers during central authority, the Tea Party Some past grass-roots Congress, not a federal judge in
annual report tracks the growth of their last years. Dependence on offers baffled politicians and movements have succeeded, and San Francisco, should decide the
dependence-creating federal family, neighbors, fellow lobbyists no one to co-opt. Sally others have failed. Success comes fate of the “don’t ask, don’t tell”
programs, programs that crowd- members of community groups, Oljar of Tea Party Patriots because the energy of the moment law and not before the Pentagon
out what was once America’s and—yes—local government is recently told Rauch: “Our real is translated into a lasting, completes a study of the impact of
great civil society. At one time, the normal, everyday stuff of mission is education and governing philosophy consistent lifting the ban.
social obligations and services life.” But dependence on the providing resources to grassroots with the settled opinions of the • In this weekend’s New York
were carried out by community federal government is activists who want to return the American people. On this score, Times magazine, President
groups, family networks and even categorically different. Federal country to our founding prospects look good. The tea party Obama admits that at the time he
local governments. Now, an ever government aid does not principles. We recognize that’s isn’t about to go away after the signed his failed $862 billion
growing and ever more strengthen communities and going to require a cultural change November elections. Its powerful economic stimulus into law, he
unaccountable federal families: just look at how the that will take many years to message of limited government is did not know that “there’s no such
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intended to control people’s lives


Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:00:54 AM
the product of the shared interests foreclosure cases since 2008 implements of torture: Fannie and -- or the vision the Founding
of local governments that treat could have predicted this Freddie, whose enormous clout Fathers had, people living freely
T he scandal at the center of our titling fees as one more cash cow scenario. (A very similar situation could be used to bully the banks. and determining their destiny in a
latest mortgage mess is not the in the golden herd and parochial is likely to play out among credit- This “solution” would do little or nation of unlimited opportunity.
“robo signers” who played fast business interests, such as title- card defaulters: The bill-collector nothing to alleviate the threat of a LOPEZ: What can conservatives
and loose with the affidavits insurance companies, that profit law firms that buy defaulted debt second financial crisis; it would learn from your book?
submitted in foreclosure cases. It from the inefficiency of our at pennies on the dollar from be merely punitive. In any case, SCHWEIZER: Conservatives
is that after years of propping up a n t i q u a t e d s y s t e m . A s t h e credit-card issuers are no more the banks risk taking another should first of all be encouraged
the banks and the alleged reform t u r b o c h a r g e d s e c u r i t i z a t i o n ready to show their paperwork beating, either from government by it. There is definitely machine
of the financial system under the process crashes into the crude title than the mortgage servicers in the strong-arming or from the fatigue. When conservative ideas
Dodd-Frank bill, we still are -recording system, thousands of foreclosures cases.) unraveling of mortgage-backed are heard accurately, they sell
teetering on the same precipice foreclosure cases are stalled The Left already is presenting securities, which will dump a load well; when Democratic goals and
upon which we found ourselves in because it is proving difficult or this as a case of the wicked of bad loans back onto their ideas (especially Pelosi’s brand)
the wake of the Lehman Bros. impossible to prove who actually bankers fraudulently throwing books. become clear, public opinion
collapse: Enormous amounts of owns the title to a particular families out of their homes and How bad a beating? Nobody turns against them. So, instead of
toxic mortgage-backed securities house, and who therefore has onto the street. That does not knows. It could be mild, or it campaigning on the issues, they
remain on the banks’ books at standing to sue for foreclosure. seem to have happened: The vast could be catastrophic. The critical are once again, as in 2006, trying
imaginary valuations while prices One possible result of this mess majority of people who have been issue of oversight-- gathering to “dig up dirt” on the Republican
for the $1.3 trillion in mortgage- is that billions of dollars in foreclosed upon are in fact not intelligence about the financial candidates. The modus operandi
backed securities are crashing, securitized mortgages, many of making their mortgage payments; system rather than attempting to for the Democrats: If you can’t
i n s p i r i n g “ t o o b i g t o f a i l ” them low-quality subprime loans, in the tiny number of cases in micromanage it -- has been win the argument, change the
institutions to seek special could end up back on the balance which homeowners have been comprehensively neglected by the subject.
political favors. Fannie and sheets of the banks that sold them, foreclosed on wrongly, it seems to Obama administration, which Conservatives can also learn that,
Freddie are poised to insert setting the American financial have been from genuine error came into power on a slick of for the Left to impose their
themselves into the mix for system up for a replay of 2008. rather than malfeasance. (It goes Goldman Sachs money and little agenda, they need operational
political purposes, and normal T h e g o v e r n m e n t - s p o n s o r e d without saying that these appetite for intelligent, market- people like Pelosi who have
financial processes are grinding to enterprises, Fannie Mae and homeowners should be made oriented reform. While the access to vast resources. Their
a halt as both regulators and the Freddie Mac, either insure or own whole and their grossly negligent Democrats have been frittering success is not based on their
banks themselves put a hold on most of the mortgages in the tormentors punished civilly or away time and energy on non- agenda alone.
f o r e c l o s u r e s . M e a n w h i l e , country, and the two politically criminally, as appropriate.) But issues like executive LOPEZ: Is there a non-right-
t h o u s a n d s o f w o u l d - b e connected firms still enjoy the the Obama administration has a compensation and risible non- wing audience for it?
homebuyers have been cast into outrageous privilege of unlimited new Consumer Financial performing initiatives like the SCHWEIZER: Hopefully there is
limbo because it is no longer clear financial backing from the U.S. Protection Bureau at its disposal, Home Affordable Mortgage a broader audience for She’s the
that they can legally take g o v e r n m e n t . O n c e a g a i n , with left-wing scold Elizabeth Program, the deeper problems, as Boss. It offers insight into Pelosi’s
possession of the foreclosed taxpayers face the prospect of Warren waiting in the wings to usual, have been ignored or formative years, her grooming
properties they are buying. being on the hook. run it, and some Democrats misunderstood by the law and her calculated ascent. I would
Didn’t we just do financial The Obama administration was already are arguing that the professors and career politicos guess there are many Democrats
reform? warned months ago that the administration should use this who have installed themselves as right now who are not too happy
#ad#The United States has a 21st- foreclosure system was in trouble mess to twist the arms of regents of the nation’s financial with Nancy Pelosi.
c e n t u r y s y s t e m f o r t r a d i n g and chose to do nothing in mortgage lenders until they offer system. The Editors — Kathryn Jean Lopez is an
mortgage-backed securities but a response. But anybody who noted the significant writedowns of editor-at-large of National Review
19th-century system for keeping the rise in lawyers invoking the principal and interest that the Left Online. Interview
track of actual house titles. That is “show me the note” defense in has been after since 2008. Their
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in governance. And because the political status quo was the occasion as one of “the principal conceptions of human rights tend also in the race.) In Texas,
dissidents were demanding, in treatment he received at the turning points” of his life. to emphasize. And because DeMint called for the election of
effect, that they be treated as installation in the early 1950s. On FP: What were the human rights Sakharov, like the intelligenty Michael Williams in the event
adults, their demands had to be the one hand, he and the Sakharov championed as a who preceded him, considered the that Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison,
rejected, their movement stopped, physicists he worked with were dissident? How were they like the human rights he favored to be then a candidate for governor,
and their leaders jailed, exiled, or allowed to discuss political issues values and principles espoused by universal, in the sense of made good on a promise to resign
consigned to psychiatric hospitals freely, and could even read the so-called intelligentsia in transcending national borders, he from her office. (She did not.) He
for mental illnesses that were George Orwell’s novel 1984, as Russia of the 19th and early 20th believed he had the right, and searched for other opportunities as
entirely nonexistent. In this direct a condemnation of Soviet centuries? How did Sakharov indeed the obligation, to protest well. It was possible to imagine
effort, after more than a decade in communism as has ever been avoid the zealotry and fanaticism their violation wherever they the SCF backing insurgent
which the number of dissidents written. On the other hand, that characterized many members occurred. As a result, Sakharov Republicans in Colorado,
actually increased, the Sakharov’s request that his input of the intelligentsia, especially condemned – to cite just a few Delaware, Kentucky, New
government was finally, in the be considered in deciding how after the emergence of a examples — South African Hampshire, and elsewhere. “In
early 1980s, successful. But to exactly the weapons he designed revolutionary movement in Russia apartheid, Iraqi persecution of the November, the country will move
the extent that Gorbachev’s should be used was rejected by his in the late 19th century? Kurds under Saddam Hussein, back toward conservative
reforms, beginning in 1985-86, superiors in the political Bergman: The human rights and the Khmer Rouge for its principles,” says DeMint. “We
were influenced by the dissidents, leadership. Sakharov championed most genocide against the people of don’t have to settle for
as I think they were, the dissident Their rejection was driven home passionately and consistently Cambodia. milquetoast Republicans who
movement can be said to have to Sakharov most forcefully in included the right to choose one’s Sakharov avoided the zealotry don’t care about anything but
enjoyed a posthumous July 1961, at a meeting in the place of residence, which caused and fanaticism you mention in getting elected -- and we’ll be
vindication. Kremlin at which Sakharov and him to support the Soviet Jews your question by never kicking ourselves if there are
FP: What led Sakharov to the other scientists present were who wished to leave the Soviet subordinating his respect for the states in which we don’t run real
become a dissident? expected to inform the Soviet Union for Israel or the United individual – which was implicit in conservatives.”
Bergman: Sakharov’s parents leadership of their progress in States. Another was the right to a his belief that every individual A year and a half ago,
were insufficiently alienated from developing the weapons it presumption of sanity, which possessed a dignity and self-worth Republicans were despondent
the existing political order to be demanded. During the meeting, precluded the government’s that were inviolable — to his about their electoral prospects.
intelligenty(the Russian word for Sakharov passed to the Soviet policy of incarcerating dissidents desire to serve all of humanity. Last summer and fall, they turned
members of the intelligentsia). premier, Nikita Khrushchev, a in psychiatric hospitals, where As a result, unlike the Bolsheviks hopeful. Now they’re bullish. If
Nevertheless, they cultivated note objecting to the atmospheric KGB agents disguised as doctors and the other revolutionaries who 2010 turns out to be the kind of
several of the qualities the testing of nuclear weapons, which dispensed highly toxic drugs that emerged out of the intelligentsia year they currently anticipate, Jim
intelligentsia possessed, and the latter at the time considered reduced some of those they in the late nineteenth century, DeMint and his conservative
passed them on to their son: an necessary. A few hours later, at a treated to a vegetative state. Yet Sakharov never apotheosized any allies may enjoy the last laugh.
aversion to self-promotion and formal dinner, Khrushchev another was the right of everyone collective entity such as the Don’t be surprised if it sounds
personal vanity; a respect for exploded. Very angrily he told to due process in the proletariat or believed that the like the manic start to that song he
individual excellence; a firm Sakharov, in so many words, to administration of justice. Also perfection of humanity as a whole used to play years ago -- “Wipe
belief in the primacy of ideas; and mind his own business: he and the worth mentioning among the justified using force and coercion Out.”
an ethos of “moral wholeness” other scientists, Khrushchev human rights Sakharov demanded to achieve it. — John J. Miller is National
requiring the application of moral insisted, should limit themselves was the provision of education, Review’s national correspondent.
principle to every aspect of life. to making weapons; their political housing, and adequate medical This article originally appeared in
What caused this ethos of self- superiors in the Kremlin would care to go along with the the February 22, 2010, issue. John
perfection that Sakharov inherited decide how to use them. In his intangible civil liberties, such as J. Miller
to crystallize in a rejection of the memoirs Sakharov describes this freedom of speech, that Western
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Tony Blair: I Love America


Helle Dale (The Foundry: “I love America,” Blair writes, a America Exceptional, the first
Conservative Policy News.) feeling that matured after he left publication in the Foundation’s
Submitted at 10/14/2010 11:00:52 AM office and had the chance to meet Understanding America series:
Americans of every stripe outside America is an exceptional nation,
Posted October 14th, 2010 at the Washington circle of power. but not because of what it has
12:00pm in American Leadership Interestingly for a Labor achieved or accomplished.
Print This Post politician, of the three U.S. America is exceptional because,
Anyone who picks up the U.S. Presidents he worked with—Bill unlike any other nation, it is
edition of former British Prime Clinton, George W. Bush and dedicated to the principles of
Minister Tony Blair’s brand new Barrack Obama—he gives the human liberty, grounded on the
political autobiography, A Republican his strongest truths that all men are created
Journey: My Political Life, will endorsement. While Clinton and equal and endowed with equal
understand why Americans came Obama are praised for their rights. These permanent truths are
to admire and trust Blair as a intellectual capacities, Blair ‘applicable to all men and all
leader and an ally during the admires George Bush’s times,’ as Abraham Lincoln once
tough early years of the war in directness, his “strength and said.
Iraq. It is also clear why Blair integrity,” and sense of right and Let’s hope that someone in the
became so controversial at home, wrong. That strength is also what than anyone else. It is a feeling President of the United States is White House leaves a copy of
and this is not just because he Blair finds characteristic about the about the country. It is a devotion falling so desperately short on Tony Blair’s book on President
staunchly supported a military American national character. He to the American ideal that at a appeals to the national ideal. Obama’s desk in the Oval Office.
engagement that came to be writes: certain point transcends class, While Tony Blair clearly believes M a y b e h e w i l l a c c e p t t h e
unpopular with many Britons. American is great for a reason. It race, religion or upbringing. That the United States is exceptional, argument that America really is
While some of Blair’s is looked up to, despite all the ideal is about values; freedom, the President Obama appears not to exceptional when such testimonial
countrymen have ambivalent criticism, for a reason. There is a rule of law, democracy. It is also s h a r e t h i s v i e w . R o u t i n e l y comes from abroad.
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Joseph Stalin. Congress would offer, for them to hampered.”


And while Oberstar claims that be governed under the RLA, but Fairness is confronting
the provision originated with they’ve been held hostage by the competition. In a free market, the
FedEx’s own workers, UPS Teamsters,” Lane says. He says two go together. But in today’s
doesn’t exactly hide its it’s absurd to claim that the bureaucratized capitalism, we’re
enthusiasm. “This is leveling the provision was requested by stuck so deep in red tape and
playing field,” says Ross, the UPS FedEx’s own workers: “Are special interests that they are
spokeswoman. She calls the people really clamoring for often at odds. And it’s not just
legislative status quo an unionization at a company that’s government or big labor’s fault;
“earmark” for FedEx. been on Fortune’s best places to corporations sometimes find that
I ask her if UPS would be work every year it’s been they can profit more through
satisfied with moving in the published?” bureaucratic manipulation and
opposite direction -- i.e., getting The economic concerns extend rent-seeking than through
more of its workers governed far outside of FedEx. “A participating in the free market.
under the RLA. “That would be disruption like what happened in As Senator Corker says, “This is
unfair to all other [shipping 1997 would be catastrophic for what, in many ways, turns the
companies]. It makes sense to this stumbling economy. UPS American people off to
move it the other way,” she says, went on strike 15 days, killed 1.5 Washington. They see a piece of
breaking with UPS’s line from the million businesses, and did $15 legislation that’s designed to do
1990s. billion in economic damage,” something, but some powerful
UPS has a point: FedEx does Lane says. “[The proposed policy] member of Congress uses the
have an unfair, legally buttressed is a backdoor attempt to destroy legislation to accomplish another
advantage. Fairness, fairness,
fairness -- this is Oberstar’s,
reliability, which is the kingmaker
of the express service. If you
end, so one business can change
the business model under which New, Useful Tool to
UPS’s, and the Teamsters’ don’t have reliability, people another operates. It’s why they
ostensible motive and mantra.
FedEx has a different one:
won’t pay for express.” Lane also
points to recent examples of anti-
don’t trust us.”
-- Matthew Shaffer is a William
Keep Up with the Health
competitiveness. History, says
spokesman Maury Lane,
demonstrates FedEx’s willingness
competitive behavior destroying
industries: “That’s what the Big
Three did, and that’s why two out
F. Buckley Fellow at the National
Review Institute. Matthew Shaffer Care Lawsuits
Kathryn Nix (The Foundry: lawsuits with 21 different states as
to compete. During UPS’s efforts of three are getting wiped out by Conservative Policy News.) plaintiffs, but it is difficult to find
to change the ways its labor others.” Lane senses a trend that’s all the different court documents
Submitted at 10/14/2010 10:00:48 AM
relations are governed, “we would “almost un-American, when the and key arguments for the
offer, and many members of principles of competition are Posted October 14th, 2010 at ongoing cases. The Independent
11:00am in Health Care Print This Women’s Forum, a nonprofit
Post group supporting limited
Since the passage of the Patient government and economic
Protection and Affordable Care freedom, has just launched a new
Act, states and individuals have Web site that will track the
been on the offensive against the numerous ongoing court cases
new law and many are following against Obamacare.
in the footsteps of Virginia and Healthcarelawsuits.org provides
Florida. easy access to the facts behind the
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When Mullahs Prepare for Nuclear War The 2010 Index


Ryan Mauro (FrontPage
Magazine » FrontPage)
of Dependence
Submitted at 10/13/2010 11:40:40 PM on Government
Patrick Tyrrell (The Foundry:
A top advisor for Iran’s Defense Conservative Policy News.)
Minister, Alireza Saeidabadi, has
published an article calling on the Submitted at 10/13/2010 7:00:08 PM

government to prepare for nuclear


war. Its publication on a Ministry Posted October 13th, 2010 at
of Intelligence and Security 8:00pm in Ongoing Priorities
website means it is an analysis Print This Post
that the government wants The Heritage Foundation’s 2010
distributed and it is likely a Index of Dependence on
preparation for the day when Iran Government, published today,
declares that escalating threats showcases the disturbing trend of
require it to build nuclear Americans becoming more
weapons. dependent on their government –
“But if the United States launches via their fellow non-dependent tax
an unconventional attack, Iran paying Americans – than ever
needs to respond with a nuclear before.
strategy,” Saeidabadi writes. His • The surge in the Index of 13.6%
analysis focuses on a potential over last year takes the Index to
nuclear strike on Iran by the U.S. an all time high.
or Israel, but the vague term of • Government support for
“unconventional attack” is of nuclear energy program must be a matter of if and when they are signatories to withdraw from the dependent persons has grown
special concern. The Iranian converted into a weapons program necessary. treaty if “extraordinary from $7,293 per person in 1962,
regime has consistently accused in order to protect itself. This has More recently in September events…have jeopardized the to $31,950 per person in 2009,
the U.S., Israel and other been the strategy all along. As far 2009, President Ahmadinejad supreme interests of the country” both amounts expressed in 2005
countries of sponsoring terrorism back as January 27, 1992, a struck the same tone. When a and build nuclear weapons if they dollars.
on its soil, actions which could scientific advisor to President reporter asked if Iran would ever give 90 days notice. Iran will • Many Americans pay no federal
conceivably be described as an act Rafsanjani flatly stated, “We build a nuke, he said “We don’t likely exercise this option in order income tax for the dependency
of “unconventional” warfare should like to acquire the need nuclear weapons. Without to say it is acting legally in the related programs they use. 132.5
justifying a nuclear response. technical know-how and the such weapons, we are very much hopes of giving Russia, China and million Americans do not pay
Saeidabadi’s call to prepare for industrial facilities required to able to defend ourselves.” The other friendly countries some income taxes and do not have a
such a confrontation implies that manufacture nuclear weapons, reporter followed up by saying, leverage with which to oppose head of household paying income
Iran needs to assemble the just in case we need them. This “people will remark that you did U.N. action. The regime may even taxes in their household. This is
capacity to quickly produce does not mean that we currently not say no.” Ahmadinejad’s final use an Israeli strike on its nuclear up from just 34.8 million in 1984.
nuclear weapons, if not actually want to build them or that we response on the matter was “You facilities as its pretext. This move • And three entitlement programs,
build them. have changed our defense strategy can take from this whatever you would also help Iran shift the Social Security, Medicare, and
Saeidabadi’s analysis is helping to include a nuclear program.” In want, madam.” blame for its withdrawal to the Medicaid eat up 41% of all non-
the regime set the stage for when other words, the creation of nukes Article 10 of the Nuclear Non- West and especially Israel. interest federal program spending.
it will declare that its “civilian” isn’t completely ruled out, it’s just Proliferation Treaty allows Unchecked, this will grow to 62%
over the next decade as 10,000
2010 page 91
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Afraid of the Republican “Avalanche”


Rich Trzupek (FrontPage exist because of the mad
Magazine » FrontPage) Hungarian’s bizarre obsession
Submitted at 10/13/2010 11:45:42 PM with George W. Bush. Except for
Soros’s admitted willingness to
There are a few things suspicious spend his last dollar in order to
about George Soros declaring that defeat Bush, many of these arms
he’s going to “sit out” the 2010 of the Left’s political empire
election, as The New York Times would not exist and none would
blogger Sewell Chan described. be nearly as influential.
“I’m not in a position to stop it,” In his misguided, brilliant way
the billionaire financier said of Soros, more than anyone else, has
expected Republican gains at the helped build a network of
ballot box. “I don’t believe in intertwined, supposedly
standing in the way of an grassroots organizations that, in
avalanche.” He is, of course, aggregate, comprise a single-
correct in saying that he’s not in a mined virtual leftist organization.
position to stop the coming shift And, in the grand tradition of
in political power. Not even Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Soros
Soros’s pockets are deep enough believes that he can remake the
to divert America’s attention world into a better place. To be
away from the bumbling and fair (and less satirical) some of the
bullying that have defined the billionaire’s efforts to help
Obama administration and the directly through the many trying to raise a “…massive impoverished people in the third
Democrat-controlled Congress. organizations that he sustains, but volunteer army to stop the world can truly be characterized
But sit it out? To believe this, one that’s not to say that the tentacles Republican takeover of Congress as philanthropic and apolitical.
would have to: a) take Soros at his of the leftist para-political and save our progressive heroes.” But, when it comes to influencing
word, and b) believe that it’s leviathan that Soros helped create Media Matters for America will policy within his adopted country,
possible for Soros not to influence during the Bush administration continue its relentless assault on there’s nothing apolitical about
an election in the United States — will suddenly be stilled. The conservatives, conservative the way that George Soros
impossible, given what we know Democracy Alliance is still out causes, commonsense and – while operates in the United States.
about him. there, hammering away for leftist they’re at it – literary quality.
Consider the latter point first. causes and candidates. These and dozens of other like-
Perhaps Soros won’t be funneling Moveon.org hasn’t actually minded organizations that Soros
tens of millions of his own dollars “moved on” — it’s currently nurtured, directly, and indirectly,
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Obamacare. Obamacare is being lawsuits or other health care news Derek Pyburn is currently a
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(Financiallyfit on Shine) the issue of time and possible runs and errors,” says Forgach. example, if you own business, are
Submitted at 10/14/2010 4:07:46 PM frustration. “Most people also Don’t forget time and frustration, self-employed, own several
don’t want to hassle with either, she adds. properties or actively trade stocks.
by Farnoosh Torabi for CBS accumulating enough oil to make 3. Selling Valuable Personal Bonus Tip: Replace or Repair?
MoneyWatch.com the trip and expense worthwhile. Items One more place where we’re
Doing things on our own always Unless you have multiple vehicles If you’re trying to offload often inclined to be penny-wise,
sounds like a good idea. We’ll and are a real do-it-yourselfer, it’s collectibles, vintage clothes or pound foolish: repairs. For most
save money, we tell ourselves, just easier to leave the entire mess antique furniture, you may be small appliances, it’s cheaper to
and get the satisfaction of to a quick-lube center,” says better off with help from a replace it than to buy the
accomplishment. But the truth is Forgach. professional seller, who can help replacement part or get a repair
that we often end up spending The average price for a you better appraise the item and cost estimate from the
more money and time. professional oil change runs from match your product to the right manufacturer, says Forgach. Parts
The folks at CouponSherpa $25 to $45, depending on the type buyer - all to earn the best and are hard to find and costly. And
recently released a rundown of of oil used and additional services fastest return. Yes, you will pay a even though some major
products and services they say are thrown in by the servicing commission - but you may be able manufacturers offer repairs, it’ll
less expensive to buy than to do it company, according to to pocket more money this way, cost you: To replace a 50-cent
yourself. Here are four times they CouponSherpa. DIY costs, says Forgach: “I just went through gear on a coffeemaker, for
say you are better off paying for a including oil, air filter, etc., will this process with several instance, KitchenAid charges an
pro - unless, of course, you are average $20 to $30, depending on collectible pieces of movie average of $100 plus shipping
one. the same factors - plus the cost of memorabilia left me by my father, (both ways), says Forgach. “If
1. Auto Oil Change getting rid of the oil. including an original Laurel and you’ve owned the appliance for
For the inexperienced, changing 2. Formal Printing Jobs Hardy movie script. I had no idea several years, you have to
your oil is not only physically Another thing that sounds how to price these items, much consider whether that one repair
difficult - especially without cheaper than it is: printing less find the appropriate target will ensure many more years of
ramps and other equipment - but invitations, posters and other print audience.” service.”
also environmentally unfriendly. jobs at home. What you’re not Find a professional reseller, More on MoneyWatch:[Image:
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your oil? We thought not.) ink. “Major manufacturers often or estate sale company in your This entry passed through the
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says Kate Forgach, an editor with printers, but they more than make appraise and connect you with your content and you're reading it
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counties don’t allow consumers to more dearly than caviar,” says referrals. our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
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where consumers are often manual to determine a base rate of best to hire a tax professional, Catastrophe.
charged to leave it.” It’s a hidden pages per cartridge, divide this sometimes, if your financials are
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