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Lower unemployment undercuts Mitt Romney's message, Obama campaign says - Boston Globe
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Cassano left out of Italy squad again - Chicago Tribune
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From the outset, Romney’s presidential campaign has been based largely on President Submitted at 10/7/2012 4:45:44 PM Obama’s economic shortcomings, The Obama campaign argued on in general, and the persistently Sunday that the latest jobs report, h i g h u n e m p l o y m e n t r a t e , showing a national unemployment s p e c i f i c a l l y . rate under 8 percent for the first “Three years later, unemployment time since the president took is still above 8 percent,” Romney office, has undermined Mitt said in Stratham, N.H., on June 2, Romney’s central message. 2011, the day he announced his Obama campaign adviser David candidacy. Axelrod even suggested some In closing remarks at last Romney backers were rooting for Wednesday’s debate, Romney bad news from the Bureau of reminded voters that “we’ve had Labor Statistics, believing that as 4 3 s t r a i g h t m o n t h s w i t h unemployment rises, so does the unemployment above 8 percent.” Republican nominee’s political But with Friday’s news that prospects. unemployment has dipped to 7.8 “I understand that for some who percent, the Republican nominee support Governor Romney, it was has been forced to modify an disappointing that the economy is attack he has levied countless improving, that that number times. ticked down,” Axelrod said “I think what it does do is rob Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Governor Romney of one of the Nation.” talking points you heard in the last

debate,” Axelrod said. “You know, for months he was running around the country, saying, ‘Well, this president’s lost jobs.’ Well no, now we’ve net gained jobs under this president.” In fact, total nonfarm employment remains 61,000 jobs below where it stood in January 2009, when Obama took office. But there are 4.3 million more jobs now than there were in February 2010, according to BLS. Republican strategist Mike Murphy on NBC’s “Meet the Press” accused the Obama campaign of “trying to start a parade about economic statistics” that basically show a return to the conditions on Obama’s inauguration day. Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie said on ABC’s “This Week” that the new jobs report is nothing to celebrate: “The numbers themselves are

very damning,” Gillespie said. “When you look at it, there were fewer jobs created in September than were created in August, fewer jobs created in August than were created in July.” “If labor force participation was what it was when the president took office, unemployment would be around 10.7 percent,” he added. Callum Borchers can be r e a c h e d a t callum.borchers@globe.com. F o l l o w h i m o n Twitter@callumborchers. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

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Chávez Wins New Term in Venezuela, Holding Off Surge by Opposition - New York Times
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Jorge Silva/Reuters President Hugo Chávez, who faced down his strongest challenge in over a decade, celebrated Sunday night in Caracas. CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chávez, long a fiery foe of Washington, won reelection on Sunday, facing down cancer and the strongest electoral challenge of his nearly 14 years in office and gaining a new mandate to deepen his socialist revolution. Voters lined up in Caracas on Sunday to choose between President Hugo Chávez and Henrique Capriles Radonski. Though his margin of victory was much narrower than in past elections, he still won handily. With 90 percent of the votes tallied, Mr. Chávez received 54 percent, to 45 percent for his opponent, Henrique Capriles Radonski, the national election council said. Fireworks erupted in Caracas after the news, and Chávez supporters celebrated in the streets. “This is a country full of love,” Caravayo Mercedes, 50, said

exultingly, waving a Venezuelan some firing gunshots in the air. flag. “Let Chávez reign forever.” Shortly before 11:30 p.m. local Motorbikes and trucks full of time, Mr. Chávez stepped out Chávez supporters whizzed by, o n t o t h e b a l c o n y o f t h e

presidential palace in Caracas and waved to a sea of jubilant supporters. “My words of recognition go out from here to all

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independence hero Simon Bolivar. Crowds roared, and the smoke of By Andrew Cawthorne and fireworks clouded the air. Eyanir Chinea Chavez took 54.42 percent of the CARACAS| Mon Oct 8, 2012 vote, with 90 percent of the 1:15am EDT ballots counted, compared with (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist 4 4 . 9 7 p e r c e n t f o r y o u n g P r e s i d e n t H u g o C h a v e z opposition candidate Henrique comfortably won re-election on Capriles. Sunday, quashing the opposition's Since taking power in 1999, the best chance at unseating him in 14 flamboyant former soldier has years and cementing himself as a become a global flag bearer of dominant figure in modern Latin "anti-imperialism," gleefully American history. baiting the U.S. government while A fist-pumping Chavez led befriending leaders from Iran to t h r o n g s o f s u p p o r t e r s i n Belarus whom the West views celebration from the balcony of with suspicion. the presidential palace - just At home, casting himself as an months after cancer treatment had heir to independence hero Simon taken him out of the public eye Bolivar, Chavez has poured and left him fending off rumors he billions of dollars in oil revenues was dying. into anti-poverty programs, and A new six-year term will extend skillfully used his humble roots his rule of the OPEC member and folksy oratory to build a close state to two decades, giving him a connection with the masses. chance to deepen his oil-revenue- "Chavez is my joy. He will fueled socialism while continuing continue protecting the poor and to support left-wing allies in Latin d e f e n s e l e s s , " s a i d G l a d y s America, though a possible M o n t i j o , 5 4 , a t e a c h e r . recurrence of cancer still hangs Highlighting relief among Latin over him. American allies, Argentine " T o d a y w e ' v e s h o w n t h a t President Cristina Fernandez Venezuela's democracy is one of wrote via Twitter: "Your victory the best democracies in the world, is our victory! And the victory of and we will continue to show it," S o u t h A m e r i c a a n d t h e the 58-year-old Chavez shouted, C a r i b b e a n ! " dressed in a signature red shirt Opposition leaders appeared and waving a replica sword of crushed by the loss, with some
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Capriles supporters bursting into tears at his campaign headquarters as the news sank in. The youthful state governor put on a brave face, celebrating his "house-by-house" campaign as the start of a long road to changing the direction of the country. "I hope a political movement that has been in power for 14 years understands that almost half the country does not agree with it," a subdued and tired-looking Capriles told crestfallen supporters. Chavez's victory was considerably slimmer than his win of 25 percentage points in 2006, reflecting anger at his failure to fix basic problems such as crime, blackouts and corruption. Record turnout of 80 percent on Sunday will boost Chavez's democratic credentials, though critics said his use of state resources made a mockery of fairness during the campaign. WHAT NEXT? After heavy campaign spending, South America's biggest oil exporter faces growing pressure to devalue its currency in 2013, likely spurring inflation that has been a top complaint of Chavez sympathizers. In the past, Chavez has taken advantage of election wins to press forward with radical reforms. His often-capricious

nationalizations may now turn to some untouched corners of Venezuela's banking, food and health industries. Cancer, though, could change that. The constitution says if an incumbent steps down in the first four years of a six-year term, a new vote would be called. Under such a scenario, Capriles or another opposition candidate would have another crack at power. During a year's treatment starting in mid-2011, Chavez endured three operations for two cancerous tumors, and chemotherapy that left him bald, exhausted and fearing death at his lowest point. He wrongly declared himself cured once, and repeated that in July after a recurrence, prompting skepticism from doctors who say that at least two years must pass before a cancer patient can be given a clean bill of health. Chavez has looked bloated and at times exhausted in recent months, but he ran a surprisingly energetic end to his campaign, even managing to dance, sing and strum a guitar at rallies. Any sign of a downturn in his health in the future would stoke a succession debate in the ruling Socialist Party. Congress head Diosdado Cabello, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro

and Vice President Elias Jaua all look well-placed for a potential push for leadership. But none of Chavez's allies come anywhere near his popularity, so if there were to be another election, Capriles could be a favorite after a widely praised campaign that has made him wellknown across the nation of 29 million people. Though the 40-year-old Capriles is the once-rudderless opposition's best leader of the Chavez era, his position is not guaranteed. There are other young political figures including Zulia state governor Pablo Perez and telegenic former Caracas district mayor Leopoldo Lopez - waiting in the wings. STATE ELECTIONS AHEAD Now, Capriles and other leaders of the Democratic Unity coalition must dust themselves off and prepare for state governorship elections in December, when they will hope at least to increase the opposition's influence at the local level. Chavez's new six-year term begins on January 10. His latest election win continues a remarkable story that began with his birth on July 28, 1954 in a mud hut belonging to his grandmother in the rural village of Sabaneta. VENEZUELA'S page 8

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temperment,” he said. A former soldier, he called the election a “perfect battle.” Still, after a spirited campaign, the polarizing president finds himself governing a changed country. He is an ailing and politically weakened winner facing an emboldened opposition that grew stronger and more confident as the voting neared, and that held out hope that an upset victory was within reach. Mr. Chávez gave no indication Sunday night that the strong showing by the opposition would cause him to govern in a different way than before. He invited his opponents to give up a way of thinking “that has led them to deny everything that is good in Venezuela,” adding, “Venezuela is not a catastrophe — Venezuela today is the best Venezuela we’ve had in 200 years.” When he finished speaking, he wiped sweat from his face with a bright red handkerchief and waved the yellow, blue and red national flag. Mr. Chávez said during the campaign that he would move forward even more aggressively in a new six-year term to create his version of socialism in Venezuela, although his pledges were short on specifics. His health, though, remains a question mark. He has undergone several rounds of treatment for cancer in the last 15 months, but has refused to make public essential details of his illness. If he overcomes the disease and serves out his new term to its end

in 2019, he will have been in power for two full decades. Toward the end of the campaign, facing pressure from Mr. Capriles, he pledged to make his government more efficient and to pay more attention to the quality of government programs like education. He even made appeals for the middle class and the opposition to join in his revolution. But Mr. Chávez spent much of the year insulting and trying to provoke Mr. Capriles and his followers. And on Sunday night, he had to face the fact that the people he taunted as squalid good -for-nothings, little Yankees and fascists, turned out to be nearly half the electorate. As the opposition’s momentum grew, Mr. Chávez’s insults seemed to lose their sting. By the end of the campaign, young people in Caracas were wearing colorful T-shirts that said “majunche” or good-for-nothing, Mr. Chávez’s favorite taunt. Mr. Capriles was subdued on Sunday night, congratulating Mr. Chávez and saying he hoped the president would see the result as “the expression today of a country with two visions, and to be president means working to solve the problems of all Venezuelans.” He appeared poised to carry on his fight in the elections for state governors in December. “You should all feel proud, do not feel defeated,” he told supporters. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, a research institute in Washington,

called the presidential election “a fundamental turning point.” He said Mr. Chávez was “going to have to deal with a very different society than he dealt with in his last term, a society that’s awakened and more organized and more confident.” Even so, the opposition is a fragile coalition with a history of destructive infighting, especially after an election defeat. Mr. Capriles will have to keep this fractious amalgam of parties from the left, right and center together in order to take advantage of the new ground they have gained. “The opposition has more power, it feels more support,” said Elsi Fernandes, a schoolteacher, who voted for Mr. Capriles on Sunday morning in Catia, a poor neighborhood in Caracas. “The difference is that we’re not going to stay with our arms crossed.” The turnout was more than 80 percent, the highest in decades, the election council said. People stood in line for hours, although the voting appeared in most cases to run smoothly. Venezuela uses a touch-screen electronic voting system, and voters are identified with a digital thumbprint reader; technical problems at some polling places caused long delays and, in some, a resort to backup paper ballots. Polling places were told to keep working until everyone in line at closing time had a chance to vote. Venezuela is mired in problems, including out-of-control violent crime, crumbling roads and bridges, and power blackouts that

regularly plague much of the country outside the capital. Oil production, the country’s mainstay, has plateaued in recent years, and other exports have not picked up the slack. The overall economy grew this year, largely because of a huge pre-election boost in government spending, but clouds loom. A devaluation of the Venezuelan currency, the bolívar, is widely seen as inevitable, and inflation remains stubbornly high. Mr. Chávez has trumpeted his programs to help the poor, and has pointed to a sharp reduction in the number of people living in poverty. But he has governed during a phenomenal rise in oil prices, which have soared from $10 in 1998, the year before he took office, to more than $100 in recent years and the high $80s now, pouring huge amounts of revenue into Venezuela. Mr. Capriles, who has served as a legislator, mayor and governor, campaigned almost nonstop, seeking to contrast his energetic style and youth with the reduced schedule of Mr. Chávez, who received a diagnosis of cancer in 2011 and is obviously less robust than in the past. Mr. Chávez has kept most details of his condition secret, refusing to say exactly what kind of cancer he has or where in his body it is. He received chemotherapy last summer after an operation to remove a tumor, but the cancer returned and he had another operation in February, followed by radiation therapy. The

operations and treatments were performed in Cuba, taking Mr. Chávez out of Venezuela for extended periods. His health, and whether he was well enough to serve a new sixyear term, always loomed over the campaign, but it receded as an issue as Mr. Chávez gradually increased his public appearances. Still, he never threw himself into campaigning at the frenzied pace of Mr. Capriles, and he often appeared to be saving his energy. Opposition to Mr. Chávez has long been divided and easily manipulated by Mr. Chávez, a master politician who kept his rivals off balance. Mr. Capriles changed that. He crisscrossed the country, campaigning in places long considered bastions of support for Mr. Chávez, including urban slums and poor rural areas. He told voters that he was the future and Mr. Chávez the past. Mr. Chávez dismissed Mr. Capriles as an unworthy opponent, accusing him of lying about wanting to continue Mr. Chávez’s social programs. He called Mr. Capriles a right-wing oligarch in disguise who sought to bring back the bad old days of rule by the rich. In Catia, María Elena Severine, 59, who works as a cleaner in a bank, said that Mr. Chávez was still as fresh a candidate as when he first ran in 1998. She lives in a rental apartment but hopes someday to be given a new home government -built home. CHÁVEZ page 6

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Mitt Romney argues for more US intervention in Syria, Egypt, Iran - Newsday
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those already in place, and condition aid to Egypt on continued support for their peace Published: October 8, 2012 1:01 treaty with neighboring Israel. He AM will emphasize his commitment to By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS a two-state solution for peace Photo credit: AP | Republican between Israelis and Palestinians, presidential candidate, former a process he dismissed in during a M a s s a c h u s e t t s G o v . M i t t secretly videotaped fundraiser in Romney, waves towards a camera May. platform after exiting his MD-83 Romney plans to make the c a m p a i g n p l a n e a t t h e comments at a major foreign Shenandoah Valley Regional policy speech at the Virginia Airport in Weyers Cave, Va. (Oct. Military Institute. His campaign 7, 2012) released excerpts of his prepared WASHINGTON - Republican s p e e c h i n a d v a n c e . A i d e s p r e s i d e n t i a l n o m i n e e M i t t previewing the speech in a Romney is proposing the U.S. conference call with reporters take a more assertive role in emphasized that the Republican, Syria, put conditions on aid to w h o t o o k a h a w k i s h t o n e Egypt and tighten sanctions on throughout the GOP primary, Iran as he looks to use a planned would outline a "mainstream" foreign policy address to paint foreign policy vision. President Barack Obama as a PHOTOS: Romney family weak leader who has limited t h r o u g h t h e y e a r s | O n t h e America's influence on global c a m p a i g n t r a i l affairs. "Hope is not a strategy. We Declaring that "it's time to cannot support our friends and change course in the Middle East" defeat our enemies in the Middle a n d a c c u s i n g O b a m a o f East when our words are not "passivity," Romney on Monday backed up by deeds," Romney plans to call for the U.S. to work plans to say in the address, adding with other countries to arm rebels that the U.S. should use its in Syria with weapons that can influence "wisely, with solemnity defeat the "tanks, helicopters and and without false pride, but also f i g h t e r j e t s " t h a t m a k e u p firmly and actively." President Bashir al-Assad's army. Romney's attempt to outline his Romney also plans to call for approach as commander in chief tougher sanctions on Iran than comes amid turmoil in the Middle

East and North Africa. Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon, Syria is locked in a civil war, peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are moribund, and anti-American protests have erupted in several countries. Attackers linked to al-Qaida killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, last month, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. The Republican has given several foreign policy speeches throughout the campaign, including one in Reno, Nev., ahead of a weeklong trip abroad in the summer. That trip was fraught, with Romney offending his British hosts by questioning their security preparations for the

Olympic Games and raising hackles among Palestinians who charged him with racism after he said culture was part of the reason Israelis were more economically successful than the neighboring Palestinians. In the fall, Romney faced criticism for his hurried and harsh reaction to news of protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the near-simultaneous attacks in Libya. Before the administration knew of Stevens' death, Romney criticized Obama for sympathizing with the attackers. In the aftermath, top Republicans— including Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the 2008 presidential nominee — urged Romney to give a speech laying out his vision for U.S. foreign policy. The Obama campaign dismissed Romney's planned Monday address as a rehashed attempt to fix past blunders. "We are not going to be lectured by someone who's been an unmitigated disaster on foreign policy every time he sticks his toe in the foreign policy waters," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Sunday. The campaign prepared a TV ad calling Romney "reckless" and "amateurish" on foreign policy questions. Obama's aides also insisted Romney's

speech included few specifics that were markedly different from the president's own record. While Obama has held an edge in polls on handling foreign policy issues, Republican aides say the Benghazi attack — and ensuing questions about possible intelligence failures and lax security at the Libya consulate — has given Romney a new opportunity to criticize the president. Now, following a strong debate performance, Romney will give the speech at the alma mater of former Secretary of State George Marshall, the architect of the Marshall Plan that rebuilt Europe in the wake of World War II. In the conference call previewing the speech, aides pointed to that connection to illustrate Romney's vision of leadership and engagement on the world stage. The advisers cast Romney as part of a long tradition of statesmen beginning with former President Harry Truman; adviser Rich Williamson said Romney would offer a "bipartisan" approach while aide Eliot Cohen referred to Romney as "very much in the mainstream of foreign policy." Romney's outline of an approach to Syria comes at a critical time in part because the violence there MITT page 7

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Romney gives alternate reason for drop in unemployment rate - Fox News (blog)
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the workforce were the same today as the day he was elected, our unemployment rate would be Following the release of Friday's above 11 percent,” he continued. j o b s r e p o r t , R e p u b l i c a n Romney was referring to the p r e s i d e n t i a l n o m i n e e M i t t labor force participation rate, the Romney spent two days insisting number of people either employed the figures didn’t tell the entire or looking for a job, which has story. steadily declined over the last The unemployment rate dropped decade. in September to its lowest level He argued there are millions of since President Obama took people who have given up looking office, 7.8 percent, after peaking for jobs that are not factored into at 10 percent in 2009. the labor force participation rate, But while explaining the sudden a s p e o p l e w h o b e c o m e decrease, Romney seemed to go disillusioned or do not actively further Saturday night, insinuating look for work within the previous the drop was due to a difference four weeks are not counted. in accounting. While this is a contributing “If we calculated, by the way, our factor, economists attribute about unemployment rate, in a way that h a l f o f t h e d e c r e a s e t o was consistent with the way it was demographic patterns, like the calculated when he came into B a b y B o o m e r p o p u l a t i o n office it would be a different approaching retirement age. number,” Romney told a crowd of But the labor force participation more than 6,500 in Apopka, rate is not incorporated into the Florida, a conservative section of monthly unemployment figures, the state. nor has it been since before “You see if the number of people Obama took office four years ago. – i f t h e p e r c e n t a g e o f t h e And the rate actually ticked up American population who were in last month, as unemployment fell

giving credence to the theorists, a senior adviser denied it, saying he was simply emphasizing that American workers have suffered under President Obama, and if as many people were working today as when he took office, the unemployment rate would be close to 11 percent. Asked for comment, the Obama campaign did not respond to repeated e-mail requests. But Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis has called accusations that members of the Bureau of Labor Statistics manipulated the numbers “ludicrous”, calling the economists tasked with 0.3 percent. maelstrom after tweeting, calculating the figure “our best Some conservatives, including "Unbelievable jobs numbers.. trained and best skilled” former General Electric CEO Jack these Chicago guys will do employees. Welch and Congressman Allen anything.. can't debate so change This entry passed through the West, who campaigned with numbers." Full-Text RSS service — if this is Romney Sunday in Port St Lucie, The Romney campaign has so-far your content and you're reading it have cried foul on the latest d e n i e d t h e s e t h e o r i e s , b u t on someone else's site, please read statistics, saying the Bureau of Romney’s comments Saturday the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentLabor Statistics, a famously night could be seen as stoking only/faq.php#publishers. Five i n d e p e n d e n t a n d s e c r e t i v e reaction from this group, hoping Filters recommends: Incinerating department, is conspiring to re- their anger would turn into votes Assange - The Liberal Media Go elect President Obama on November 6th. To Work. On Friday, Welch set off a digital When asked if Romney was

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“I like my president,” she said. “He is the revolution. He is change.” Reporting was contributed by María Eugenia Díaz, Jonathan Gilbert, Girish Gupta and Andrew

Rosati from Caracas, and María Iguarán from Cumaná, Sucre State. A version of this article appeared in print on October 8, 2012, on page A 9 of the New York edition with the headline:

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has spilled over their border with Turkey. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Saturday the conflict between those neighboring countries could embroil the broader region. Romney aides said that Romney would not call for direct U.S. aid to arm the Syrian rebels, but said (Reuters: Top News) Obama, whose campaign has said anniversary, a fact that he offered he would support providing them it would make adjustments as a up as another potential reason for with enough force to force Assad Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:48:23 PM from power. In the speech, result of the debate, noted his his poor performance. By Jeff Mason White House win four years ago "The actual anniversary date was Romney plans to emphasize Iran's LOS ANGELES| Mon Oct 8, had its own share of hurdles, not that romantic," he said to ties to the Syrian government and 2012 12:48am EDT including mistakes he made. laughter from the crowd, which insist the U.S., through allies, (Reuters) - President Barack "Back in 2008 - everybody always included actor George Clooney. should "support the many Syrians Obama chided himself on Sunday remembers the victory, but they "There was some speculation as to who would deliver that defeat to for his weak debate performance don't always remember the bumps whether this had an impact on my Iran rather than sitting on the sidelines." That would allow the against Republican Mitt Romney in the road," he said. performance." and reminded supporters at a "Things always look good in Obama is holding a series of U.S. to "develop influence with California fundraiser that even his retrospect. But in the middle of it fundraisers in California in an those forces in Syria that will one successful 2008 campaign had ... we made all kinds of mistakes. effort to boost his campaign day lead a country that sits at the "bumps" in the road. We goofed up. I goofed up. But coffers for the final stretch of the heart of the Middle East." Obama's administration still Speaking to a crowd of some the American people carried us r a c e a g a i n s t R o m n e y . O n 6,000 at a concert in Los Angeles, forward," he said. S a t u r d a y , h i s c a m p a i g n seeks a peaceful political Obama complimented the slew of At another, more intimate announced that it, along with transition, even though the performers - including Jon Bon fundraiser later in the evening, Democratic Party allies, brought p r e s i d e n t a c k n o w l e d g e d i n Jovi and Jennifer Hudson - who Obama pledged to work harder in a record $181 million in August that the likelihood of a soft landing for Syria's civil war had performed earlier for the than ever to gain re-election, in September. "seems pretty distant." audience. what could have been an effort to (Editing by Philip Barbara) "They just perform flawlessly reassure his supporters after the This entry passed through the Obama called on Assad to step night after night. I can't always lackluster debate performance. Full-Text RSS service — if this is down more than a year ago and say the same," Obama said to "I'm a big believe in closing the your content and you're reading it has sought consensus at the laughter and then applause. deal," he said to applause. "You on someone else's site, please read United Nations on a diplomatic Romney's strong performance at will see me working as hard as the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- power-transfer plan, but has been the debate on Wednesday has I've ever worked for the next ... 30 only/faq.php#publishers. Five stymied repeatedly by Russia and helped close a gap in the polls days," he said. Filters recommends: Incinerating with the president, who has been The president noted that the Assange - The Liberal Media Go [unable to retrieve full-text leading nationally and in several encounter with Romney had To Work. content] important swing states. happened on his 20th wedding [unable to retrieve full-text content] [unable to retrieve full-text content]

China. Obama has stepped up U.S. humanitarian aid and nonlethal assistance to the political opposition, now at a combined $175 million. But he has opposed directly providing weapons to the rebels or using U.S. air power to prevent Syrian jets from flying. The administration says U.S. arms assistance would further militarize Syria and make it even harder to stabilize the country after Assad's downfall, which it insists is inevitable. And it says it still doesn't know the different fighting groups well enough to provide them guns, considering the small but growing influence of Islamist extremists among their ranks. User rating: 3(4) Click to rate This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

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He joined the army and spent years plotting before a failed coup in 1992 against President Carlos Andres Perez. On his way into jail, wearing a red military beret that was to become his trademark, Chavez gave a two-minute televised speech admitting that his revolution had failed "for now." The speech electrified the nation and launched his political career. Pardoned in 1994, Chavez began crisscrossing the country sharing his vision and eventually shocking the political elite by sweeping to victory at the ballot box in 1998. With private media and business leaders opposed to his rule, Chavez was briefly toppled by army dissidents and street protests in 2002 - but returned two days

later thanks to military loyalists and popular counterdemonstrations. He also survived an economically crippling oil strike. Chavez's win will probably mean more foreign investment from politically allied countries such as China, Russia, Iran and Belarus, while Western investors are more cautious. Relations with Washington are also likely to remain on edge, though Venezuelan oil has continued to flow to the United States over the years despite the diplomatic tension. Wall Street had been hoping for a Capriles win, so prices of Venezuelan bonds - among the most actively-traded emerging market debt - are likely to dip on

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Meryl Streep Just Donated $1M To New York's Public Theater
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Meryl Streep has donated $1 million to New York's Public Theater in honor of the theater's founder Joe Papp and writer Nora Ephron, the theater announced Thursday. “I give this gift in honor of the founder of The Public Theater, my friend and mentor Joseph Papp, and in remembrance of one of the theater's Board members and greatest supporters, my friend Nora Ephron,” the three-time Oscar-winning actress said in a statement. Also read: Anne Hathaway to Warble 'Cabaret' Tunes in NYC Public-Theater Benefit Her announcement came Thursday night during a reception at the Public, marking the completion of a $40 million renovation of its space at Astor Place. Streep began her relationship with the Public in 1975, making her Broadway debut in the theater's production of "Trelawny of the Wells." The Yale-trained actress has since appeared in

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Panic of the Progressives
Bruce Thornton (FrontPage Magazine)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:55:42 PM

“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said, “it’s not even past.” The progressives’ fury over Obama’s meltdown in last week’s debate, and their desperate efforts to get him reelected by any means possible, have to be understood in the context of the long history of the left’s attempt to impose its ideology on the United States. Though successful at capturing the universities, schools, popular culture, and most churches, the left still lusts for the presidency, where the real power lies to change America in line with their ideology. Yet for the last four decades, the left has seen what appears to be victory slip from its grasp, as their presidential standard-bearer either lost the election or betrayed their ideals once in office. Start in 1972. The left successfully hijacked the Democratic party and imposed its ideological aims on the party’s platform: creeping socialism, dirigiste economic policy, radical egalitarianism, income redistribution, a balkanizing identity politics, institutionalized assaults on traditional morality and religion, and a foreign policy predicated on the global malignity and oppressive policies of the United States. Unfortunately for the left, America wasn’t ready for such a radical transformation, and

George McGovern lost to Richard Nixon by 23 points. Yet within a year, the media-hyped Watergate scandal mortally wounded Nixon, who was replaced by the ineffectual Gerald Ford. Then in 1975, the anti-war left was seemingly vindicated by the collapse of South Vietnam in the face of a massive invasion by the North Vietnamese with the support of the Soviets and the Chinese. The truth, of course, was very different. The U.S. had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by cutting the South off from air support and foreign aid. Yet the perception fostered by the sympathetic media was that the left had been right: America had fought an unjust, neo-imperialist war against a nationalist movement supported by a majority of the Vietnamese, a war disguised as resistance to communist aggression. Believing the endemic corruption and tyranny of America had been made manifest both domestically and abroad, the left was sure its chance had come to finish the work started in 1972. Enter Jimmy Carter in 1976, a one-term governor of Georgia with scant national experience. Yet Carter was the perfect Trojan horse: a Southern evangelical Christian who could appeal to traditional conservative constituencies. Once in office, however, Carter’s presidency was marked equally by incompetence and leftish ideology, his policies

in the Middle East, the Shah of Iran, was abandoned to the tender mercies of the jihadist Ayatollah Khomeini. Soon followed the storming of our embassy and the taking of American hostages, 52 of whom were held for 444 days. Carter’s groveling outreach to the mullahs in Iran––including a secret letter delivered by leftist former Attorney General Ramsay Clark that yearned for good relations “based upon equality, mutual respect, and friendship”––followed by a poorly planned and half-hearted rescue attempt that killed 8 predicated on American retreat which Carter gloomily identified American soldiers, whose charred and weakness. This tone of “ a f u n d a m e n t a l t h r e a t t o remains were gleefully poked apology and retreat was obvious American democracy,” what he with canes by Iranian mullahs, in his inaugural speech, where he called “a crisis of confidence . . . convinced Americans once again admitted America’s “recent that strikes at the very heart and that progressive policies damaged mistakes,” suggested we should soul and spirit of our national America’s security and interests. not “dwell on remembered glory,” will. We can see this crisis in the Nor were they ready to embrace and sighed that “even our great growing doubt about the meaning the self-loathing and guilt that nations has its recognized limits” of our own lives and in the loss of underlay those policies. and can “simply do our best.” a unity of purpose for our nation.” Thus followed the long, dark A f e w m o n t h s l a t e r , h e And of course, the major causes night of the progressive soul, announced that America was now of this “crisis” were the two Ronald Reagan’s two terms in the free of the “inordinate fear of American original sins: “the White House. Reagan’s success in communism,” and so he would agony of Vietnam” and the turning around the economy and put the promotion of human rights dishonoring of the presidency by bringing down the Soviet Union at the center of foreign policy, and the “shock of Watergate.” convinced brighter progressives push for a “freeze on further The consequences of Carter’s that the old leftist playbook had to modernization and production of foreign policy of self-loathing and be abandoned. If they wanted the w e a p o n s a n d a c o n t i n u i n g , retreat quickly became obvious presidency, they had at least to substantial reduction of strategic during his presidency, as the pretend to endorse more centrist nuclear weapons as well.” Hence Soviet Union and its satellites policies, particularly when it came C a r t e r p u r s u e d m o r a l i z i n g went on a geopolitical rampage, to foreign policy. After the internationalism, pushed for and cutbacks in U.S. weapons interregnum of George H.W. disarmament, and emasculated the development were met with a Bush’s presidency, a tanking CIA. A few years later came the Soviet military buildup. Worse famous “malaise” speech, in yet in the long run, our steady ally PANIC page 11

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economy allowed once again a southern governor to come to the rescue. Even better, unlike the dour, self-righteous Jimmy Carter, the “New Democrat” babyboomer Bill Clinton was “cool,” a draft-dodger, skirt-chaser, dopesmoker, and saxophone player. More important, he was a brilliant politician who could “feel your pain” and connect with voters much more intimately than the self-righteous scold Carter ever could. At the start of his term, Clinton seemed to deliver on the progressive agenda. He started work on creating government-run health care, the progressive Holy Grail, he improved the position of homosexuals in the military, he increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans, and he expanded entitlements such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Then came the debacle of the midterm elections, when Republicans seized control of both houses of Congress. Clinton responded, of course, by his now legendary “triangulation,” tacking to the right. At the start of his second term he announced, “The era of big government is over.” He committed a mortal sin for progressives: he cooperated with Republicans in reforming welfare, striking at the heart of progressive environmental determinism by recognizing the corruption of character that follows absolving individuals of personal responsibility. He signed off on legislation eliminating two provisions of the Glass-Steagall

act, which had restricted banks from getting involved in securities, and he lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%. Clinton then crippled the remainder of his presidency with the humiliating scandal created by his juvenile hijinks with a White House intern, becoming only the second president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Once more, the left had been betrayed by its political great hope. Yet waiting in the wings was Vice President Al Gore, a progressive true believer and prophet seemingly free of the character flaws that had compromised Clinton’s presidency. But the disputed 2000 election––stolen, progressives rationalized, by George Bush and the Supreme Court’s conservatives––brought to power another Republican, this one even more hateful than Ronald Reagan. Reagan, after all, was from an earlier generation who had missed out on getting his consciousness raised by the progressive takeover of the culture in the 60s. But George Bush was a baby-boomer, a privileged, partying frat-boy who, as the leftist myth has it, found Jesus and conservatism and parlayed his family connections to take control of the White House. But the wars in Afghanistan and then Iraq, and the seeming revival of the anti-war movement, reanimated the old progressive myth from the ’60s, when the left stopped another “unjust” neoimperialist war. Yet in 2004, the

Democrats nominated John Kerry, one of the Senate’s most left-wing members, but an incompetent campaigner full of rich-liberal hauteur and utterly lacking in charisma. Once more, the progressives had to spend four more years in the political wilderness. Then in 2008 the progressive messiah arrived. A left-wing Dr. Frankenstein could not have created a candidate more perfect than Barack Obama. He was nominally black, “articulate and bright and clean and a nicelooking guy,” as Joe Biden put it, lacking the frightening funk of a Jesse Jackson. He was Columbia and Harvard educated, and endowed with a photogenic family. More important, unlike Kerry or Carter, he possessed a seemingly Clintonesque ability to present political bromides and slogans with a winning smile. Best of all, he was staunchly progressive, his whole adult life before 2008 spent in the belly of the leftist beast: universities and Alinsky-inspired community organizing, with two-years’ worth of service in the U.S. Senate, where he was one of its most liberal members, railing against the 2006 “surge” in Iraq, which he called a “reckless escalation” redolent of Vietnam. Provided with the political Teflon created by white guilt and the yearning for racial and political reconciliation that he exploited in his speeches, and coddled by a protective media, Obama overcame the usually toxic effects

of extreme liberalism on presidential candidates. So the media went all-in for Obama, ignoring or dismissing the troubling details from his past like his grades in college, his incomplete health records, his friendship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, and his 20 years spent in his self-confessed “spiritual guide” Jeremiah Wright’s racist, anti-American church. Even his betrayal of progressive goals like closing down Guantanamo and quickly ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan did not damp the progressive ardor. He partially delivered on the leftist Holy Grail of nationalized health care, ramming through Obamacare with sleazy politicking the media studiously ignored. He went on the international “apology” tour, confessing America’s past sins and validating the old leftist indictment of America as a global villain. He dismissed American exceptionalism, and instead extolled the virtues of multilateral diplomacy and U.N. internationalism presumably scorned by his trigger-happy cowboy predecessor. He also proscribed waterboarding, the most effective interrogation technique we had for extracting useful intelligence, but decried as “torture” by the left. He did ramp up drone attacks, another progressive mortal sin, but one ignored by the same media that meticulously documented every one of Bush’s alleged transgressions of international

law. But this backsliding, along with other lapses such as maintaining rendition and other Bush-era policies like the Patriot Act, could all be forgiven, acceptable compromises necessary to win their standardbearer another term, when without the pressure of reelection he could be more “flexible,” as he told the Russians. So when the reelection campaign started, the media shifted from their usual ideological bias to outright partisanship. They ignored or played down anything remotely damaging to Obama, from Joe Biden’s surreal gaffes to the attempt to cover up the disastrous mistakes that led to our ambassador being murdered in Benghazi, thus deflecting attention from Obama’s failed foreign policy. Then came the debate. Without a friendly chorus to preach to and a cheerleading media to act as a filter, Obama was revealed to be what he had been all along: a mediocre mind, a terrible politician, and an arrogant narcissist who could only smirk and grimace as Mitt Romney took him apart. At that point, 40 years of progressive frustration and betrayal erupted into hysterical rage. The possibility of Obama’s defeat and yet another repudiation of progressive ideology suddenly became more real. No amount of media spin, from Al Gore’s altitude sickness excuse to Bob PANIC page 13

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The Obama Advertising Strategy
Ben Shapiro (FrontPage Magazine)
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Last week, Expedia released a web ad featuring an older Jewish man, Arnie Goldstein, deciding to take a trip. Where’s he traveling? Why, to the lesbian wedding of his daughter, of course! “This is not the dream I had for my daughter,” he narrates. “Coming out to the wedding from back east, I had some real apprehensions about it. What’s this going to look like, two girls getting married? You have to make a decision. Are you going to have a daughter that you’re going to maintain a very wonderful relationship with for the rest of your life? Or are you going to lose that child?” Now, this sounds like a very serious moral quandary. But no, it’s just an ad for an online travel agency. “All that trepidation just seemed to go away,” says the dad. “That was a big turning point. Walking Jill down the aisle … Judy and I were just swelling with emotion. You come to terms with it and you say it’s a very natural order of things in your life, and it’s supposed to be that way.” Whether or not it’s supposed to be that way is up for debate – certainly thousands of years of human society tend to argue the opposite. But in advertising, it’s clear that pandering works. There’s a reason that Oreo has endorsed same-sex marriage with

a six-layer rainbow cookie and the slogan “Proudly Support Love!” Pandering to particular communities works. This is something the advertising community has always known: know your audience, and market to it. It’s why your satellite dish carries 205 channels, even though you only watch four of them. Somewhere, there’s some lonely old shut-in desperate to watch Lifetime. And Lifetime is there to

pander to her. Where we all used to watch NBC, ABC, or CBS, now dad watches ESPN, son watches SPIKE, daughter watches MTV, and mom watches Oxygen. And gay friend watches LOGO or Showtime. None of which is to argue that choice should be limited. If you want to shop at Expedia because they seem to like lesbian weddings, more power to you. But there is no question that our

common morality has been fragmented by a marketing machine geared toward communities instead of individuals. All of which is fine in the context of product sales. The biggest problem is that in today’s modern politics, marketing strategies have been adapted to fit politics. Thus the Obama campaign strongly resembles your cable package: African Americans for Obama,

Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Obama, Catholics for Obama, Educators for Obama, Environmentalists for Obama, Jewish Americans for Obama, Latinos for Obama, LGBT Americans for Obama, Native Americans for Obama, Nurses for Obama, Parents for Obama, People of Faith for Obama, People With Disabilities for OBAMA page 13

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Obama, Rural Americans for Obama, Seniors for Obama, Small Business Owners for Obama, Sportsmen for Obama, Veterans & Military Families for Obama, Women for Obama, Young Americans for Obama. All of those are real groups on Obama’s website. And that’s sad. When political campaigns encourage you to vote based on identity politics rather than who you believe will represent America best, the concept of deliberative democracy breaks down. The founders understood that faction was perhaps the greatest danger to any republic; that’s why they focused on interest counteracting interest, so that in order for anything major to

happen, Americans would have to think beyond their own personal interests. That’s why the founders built a system of checks and balances. But the progressive left did away with that system. They decided that the governmental action on behalf of discrete and insular minorities, to use the left’s favored legal phrase, was the most important task of the government. To achieve it, Americans would continue to vote along lines of identity politics – but the system would now have no checks or balances. Politics should require either a people who think in terms of the greater good, or a government built to filter out parochialism. Our government today has

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Woodward’s made-up foreign policy “crisis,” could cover up the debacle of Obama’s performance. Like children who fear they might not get what they want, the media could only throw a tantrum and attack their messiah for revealing the feet of clay they had so desperately kept hidden. Now the progressives are panicking. They can’t create a better candidate than Obama has been for smuggling progressive ideology under the guise of soothing centrism. And they can’t

stand the thought of yet another competent Republican whose term will illustrate once again the real-world failures of progressive utopianism. What this history of 40 years of dashed hopes and abject failure tells us is that from now until election day, the desperate Dems and their media errand boys will use every dirty trick to defeat Romney and preserve their dream to “fundamentally transform America.” Freedom Center pamphlets now

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public transit directions, the brand awareness that Garmin has as the global leader in GPS navigation Submitted at 10/7/2012 6:00:00 PM as well as the fact that Apple I was wondering if the range of suggested our apps as map issues with iOS 6's Maps app alternatives in the App Store also caused a spike the sale of paid 3rd played a significant role." party navigation apps. Garmin and Navigon get, I think, The answer appears to be yes. I a significant boost because those talked with Johan-Till Broer, who solutions include Google Local r e p r e s e n t s G a r m i n a n d i t s Search and Google Street View, subsidiary Navigon, to see if the both of which left the bundled brouhaha over Maps -- which, Maps app when Apple moved with its new turn-by-turn and away from Google as a data voice navigation features, was provider for mapping. Both are seen by some developers as a still available as standalone free threat -- has actually boosted apps, by the way, and Google has attention and uptake of these apps. now integrated Street View into "We definitely saw an increase in its web-based maps for mobile. sales for our navigation apps over [Just a reminder that the pre-iOS 6 the last couple of weeks due to the Maps app was also developed by r e c e n t i n t e r e s t i n m a p a n d Apple, not by Google; while it's navigation apps for the iPhone. It been informally referred to as should be noted, though, that App "Google Maps" since the map Store dynamics are very complex data was provided by Google, and it's always difficult to reduce technically the app itself was a spike in sales to a single factor. always "Apple Maps." We'll try to The fact that we were one of the use "iOS 6 Maps" and "pre-iOS 6 first navigation apps to integrate Maps" for clarity, and reserve with Apple Maps and provide "Google Maps" to refer to the

navigation app require data connections to function, though there is some built-in caching; iOS 6's app in particular seems pretty good about allowing navigation based on pre-loaded data. For many users, Apple's Maps or some of the free solutions like Mapquest or Waze will be enough. For those wanting a premium experience, and are current web-based solution. -Ed.] willing to pay, it looks like thirdBroer also points out that there party navigation apps are here to were other free third-party stay. Apple's Maps "upgrades" navigation apps on the iPhone haven't hurt the paid app suppliers before Apple made its move, but at all, and in fact, seem to be paid maps have always had driving sales of alternative significant sales. solutions. Even on Android, where most Problems with Apple's Maps phones work with Google's free h a v e h e l p e d t h i r d - p a r t y turn-by-turn navigation option, developers originally appeared on paid apps still sell, including TUAW - The Unofficial Apple CoPilot Live, Magellan and both Weblog on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 Navigon and Garmin. One of the 18:00:00 EST. Please see our main reasons is that many of these terms for use of feeds. apps have all the map data Source| Permalink| Email this| onboard, and are not dependent on Comments a data connection. Both the iOS 6 Maps app and the Android

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YouTube expands original programming push to Europe
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(Credit: Google ) YouTube is cranking up its original programming effort with an international push that includes new channels in Europe. The video-sharing site announced this evening it was adding 50 channels on top of the 100 it has introduced in the past year, along with the launch of countryspecific channels in France, Germany, and Britain. "From local cuisine, health and wellness and parenting to sports, music, comedy, animation and news, this new lineup of original channels will have something for everyone," Robert Kyncl, YouTube's global head of content, said in a company blog post this evening announcing the new programs. "They are backed by some of the biggest producers, well-known celebrities and emerging media companies from

attract a greater number of YouTube users to its channels. "I believe that every interest will, at some point, have a channel serving that interest," Kyncl told the Times. "People are building channels and creating audiences, Europe and the U.S." which is something they couldn't Since announcing$100 million do before in such numbers." investment in original The expansion comes as programming last October, competition heats up for YouTube said it is already consumers' entertainment dollars. harvesting the fruit of its labor. Video platforms such as Amazon, The video portal says it is Netflix, and Hulu are also touting averaging more than a million original programming in their views per week from its top 25 competition to attract viewers and original channels, and that more advertisers. than 800,000 people are watching This entry passed through the 4 billion hours of video every Full-Text RSS service — if this is month -- up from 3 billion hours your content and you're reading it earlier this year. It also said the on someone else's site, please read number of people subscribing has the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentdouble over last year. only/faq.php#publishers. Five Google is investing an additional Filters recommends: Incinerating $200 million into marketing and Assange - The Liberal Media Go production costs, The New York To Work. Times reports. The company expects its investment will help

Alteryx has opened a big dataanalytics apps studio for people who do not necessarily have a deep knowledge of data science. The service is available as part of Alteryx 8.0, the analytics provider’s latest release. The intent is to make data analytics as accessible as a consumer application makes its service. I tried playing with the apps. I used a Twitter tool to track tweets about Oracle. The results were relatively decent. A number of the apps in the studio are for the retail market, but there are also those that can be used for any business. For instance, there is a U.S. Census app for conducting demographic analysis. Here’s an example of a retail app: People may use the apps, collect and share data with colleagues — similar to the experience in a consumer app store. It also includes a desktop app builder. George Mathew, president and chief operating officer of Alteryx, said the intent is to create a service that is not just the domain

of a small community of data scientists. More so, it’s for the 2.5 million data analysts in the market who can use the tools to drive big data analytics into any kind of an organization. Alteryx represents a trend with big data-service providers to take the information and expertise of data geeks and make it accessible through an app. For instance, Prior Knowledge, a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist, has developed a way for app developers to add a level of predictive analytics without the need to have deep knowledge of statistical analysis. The expertise is built into the Prior Knowledge technology. And on Friday, I featured Lytics, a service that tackles the problem that comes with getting value out of data from multiple sources such as mobile environments, the web, email, social, third-party APIs and commerce environments. Lytics customers use it to optimize pricing and inventory and multiple other aspects of the business that can draw from data to improve the queries and results.

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iPhone 5 “purple halo” gets Apple statement
Chris Burns (SlashGear)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 4:58:19 PM

A public support document has been posted regarding the socalled Purple Halo, as it were, If you’ve been using your iPhone with Apple letting it be known 5 since the start and have never that it’s an issue that’s known, but noticed a little bit of the ol’ Purple not limited to the iPhone. This Haze appearing at the edge of public support document notes your photos, you’re lucky – Apple that a light source just outside the has just addressed this situation field of view of the camera will be occurring with some users in an best if you actually DO want to official statement today. It would get the effect. A slight move of appear that if you’ve got a light the camera – like actually turn source right outside the viewing your phone, for real – that’ll be area of your iPhone 5s camera the end of it. lens, you get a purple light leak “Most small cameras, including into your final photo product. those in every generation of Apple today has let it be known iPhone, may exhibit some form of that users should be pointing flare at the edge of the frame cameras away from bright light when capturing an image with out sources to do away with the -of-scene light sources. This can oddity altogether. happen when a light source is

listed symptoms as “A purplish or other colored flare, haze, or spot is imaged from out-of-scene bright light sources during still image or video capture.” Sound pretty accurate to you, for those of you feeling the light loveliness? Let us know if you’ve had any issues – and on that note, let us know if you’ve not noticed this color at all, too. iPhone 5 “purple halo” gets Apple statement is written by Chris Burns& originally posted on positioned at an angle (usually change the position at which the SlashGear. just outside the field of view) so bright light is entering the lens, or © 2005 - 2012, SlashGear. All that it causes a reflection off the shielding the lens with your hand, right reserved. surfaces inside the camera module should minimize or eliminate the and onto the camera sensor. effect.” – Apple Moving the camera slightly to This support document also has

Talkcast tonight at 10 PM ET: A look at the past week
Steven Sande (TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog)

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BSkyB ousted sports executive after BT's Premier League swoop
Katherine Rushton (Finance News - Business news from the UK and world)
Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:00:57 AM

BSkyB ousted one of its most senior sports executives, Rik Dovey, shortly after the broadcaster discovered it would be sharing Premier League football games with its rival, BT.

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Hey Girl: Meet Juniper, The Monthly Subscription Of MustHaves For That Time Of The Month
Colleen Taylor (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:00:05 AM

It is starting to seem like there’s a startup providing subscription delivery services for just about everything: Razors, snacks, kids items, makeup, underwear, DIY craft tools, even condoms and sex toys. Some of these things are necessities, but many of them are not exactly must-haves — but still, people are loving the monthly subscription e-commerce model. The newest entrant in this space is Juniper, a startup that is providing monthly deliveries of items that a huge segment of the population absolutely needs on a monthly basis: Tampons and sanitary napkins.

It’s a topic that always makes people blush a bit, so Juniper’s business model sounds funny at first, but when you start to think about it, it makes a lot of sense. The vast majority of adult women out there need these items once a month, but shopping for them is always a chore and potentially embarrassing — you never want to run into, say, a professional acquaintance while you’re buying a box of maximum absorbency Tampax and a giant bag of Peanut M&Ms at Walgreen’s. So Juniper handles it all for you. For $28, every 28 days (or longer or shorter, depending on personal preference) Juniper sends the tampons of your choice in a discreet box along with a handful of pads and pantiliners and a

curated selection of goodies such as chocolate, tea, and sweets. As with all subscription e-commerce startups, the tech angle here is Juniper’s data and inventory management and the level of personalization it provides to each user. Juniper, which is based in San Francisco and currently bootstrapped with a staff of three, just launched last week. Cofounder and CEO Lynn Tao stopped by TechCrunch TV to talk to us a bit about the company and show us a Juniper Box in person. Watch the video above to hear about where the concept for Juniper came from and how the company plans to grow in the months ahead.

As Hugo Chavez Wins Presidential Re-election Someone Makes Absolute Killing On InTrade
Tyler Durden (Zero Hedge)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 9:53:18 PM

Deep in the Woods, This Reclusive Toymaker Builds His Robot Army
Geeta Dayal (Wired Top Stories)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:00:00 PM

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Fate of Silicon Valley bleak, according to silicon CEOs
Brooke Crothers (CNET News)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:40:31 PM

Otellini said Intel has not added a job in California in at least a decade, according to a report in Intel CEO Paul Otellni speaking The Wall Street Journal. t o i n v e s t o r s a t a c o m p a n y He characterized California's c o n f e r e n c e . ( C r e d i t : B r o o k e future as bleak for businesses. Crothers ) "We're so close to screwing it up, Chief executives from Intel and it's pathetic...I worry that we have Cypress Semiconductor say to hit the abyss before we can fix Silicon Valley is in a bad state. things, and I worry that the abyss Literally. The basic problem is will be more like Greece," he said. California, according to recent If you think that sentiment is comments from Intel CEO Paul negative, listen to Cyrpress' CEO Otellini and Cypress CEO T.J. speaking to EE Times. Rogers. "California is one of the most Speaking at the Intel Capital hostile places to do business on Global Summit on Wednesday, the face of the earth," he said.

Rogers bemoans the fact that all of Cypress' manufacturing has left the Valley. "People are on the street and the lights are off," Rodgers said.

Of course, this isn't the first time silicon luminaries have lamented the state of Silicon Valley. Former CEO and co-founder of Intel Andy Grove has blasted Valley

practices more than a few times. But the fact that California is consistently cited as the primal negative force driving businesses out of the Valley should have non -Silicon CEOs worried too. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

California's Taking Emergency Action To End Its Gas Price Nightmare
Sam Ro (Money Game)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 10:36:00 PM

Gas prices have exploded in California, surging 50 cents per gallon in just one week to an alltime high of $4.614. The state's gas supply has been squeezed by refinery outages as well as EPA requirements that

prevent certain blends of gasoline from being sold before November. However, the LA Times Stuart Pfeifer reports that California governor Jerry Brown is moving to suspend those requirements. "Gas prices in California have risen to their highest levels ever, consumers and small businesses," with unacceptable cost impacts on Brown said in a statement.

"I am directing the Air Resources Board to immediately take whatever steps are necessary to allow an early transition to winter -blend gasoline." An analyst Pfeifer spoke to said the move could cause gas prices to fall by 10 to 15 cents within days. SEE ALSO: This Is What An Oil

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Who Won the Great Revolution The Third Industrial Recession? - By David Rothkopf
(Foreign Policy)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 9:39:18 PM

In November 1929, days after a DAVID ROTHKOPF (Foreign stock market crash in New York Policy) sent shock waves through the global financial system, the Submitted at 10/7/2012 9:11:49 PM Economist optimistically assured Why yesterday's plan for the its British readers, "The material e c o n o m yof w o nUnitedoStates o r prosperity the ' t w r k f is t o m o r r o based, in our opinion, too firmly w . B Y D A V I D ROTHKOPF| NOVEMBER 2012 for a revival in industrial activity -In the late we have to face an even if 19th century, roughly half of Americans worked in immediate recession of some agriculture.-- to2000, that fraction magnitude By be long delayed." had fallen to under first known That caveat was the 2 percent. Duringthe "r" word to describe a use of the last century alone, we have seen slowdown of industrial temporary those involved in the production andgoods (from mining activity -- of not the last time it to manufacturing to construction) would feel hopelessly inadequate fall from about a third of the to describe the event taking place. population n i t e d S t a t e s ,one a t I n t h e U to just under t h in five. Over the some magnitude" "recession of same period, the proportion of Americans involved would plunge the country into in services more than adoubled, economic distress for decade, from 31 percent in 1900 to almost obliterate the livelihoods of 80 percent of the turn of the and millions by Americans, last century. Since 1900, the number eventually lead to the creation of of farms in the United States has the modern American welfare fallen Its effects abroad would be state. 63 percent, and the average farm more profound: the rise of even size has grown by twothirds. another catastrophic fascism, The U.S. economy has, in the world war, the fundamental past 150 years, seen stunning reordering of global politics. The changes. It has gone from agrarian optimists were a little more to s e r v e d t h i s tfrom primarily. r e industrialized, i m e a r o u n d rural to primarily urban and According to the National Bureau suburban -- from one in which of Economic Research, the U.S. primarily men worked began in recession technically to one in which by 2010 more than in June December 2007 and ended half of p r o f e s s i o n a lit certainlys doesn't 2009, though w o r k e r w e r e women, from one in which most feel over for the more than 8 people of American workers high percent did not complete who school to one in which 40 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds are enrolled in college, from one in which

are still unemployed. But of course, the "Great Recession" has long since gone beyond its technical definition to become a shorthand for the era -- one in which millions around the world are out of work and longdominant institutions and ideas may never recover their credibility. The downturn has demonstrated the dangers of unregulated financial speculation, upended governments from Reykjavik to Cairo, and may yet prove the undoing of one of the late 20th century's most audacious undertakings -- the political and economic integration of Europe after centuries of war and mistrust. Still, the creative another enormous change is afoot -- only this time, the folks in

destruction unleashed by the crisis has had its upside too. For all the losers who have suffered over the last four years -- the presidents and CEOs who have fallen from power, the workers searching for work -- others are emerging from the crisis stronger than ever before. So from food trucks to Tinseltown moguls, climate skeptics to declinist pundits, here's our look at some of the biggest winners from this period of distress and dislocation. McDonald's franchises and makeup counters, online education and the superrich who got us into this mess in the first place, might not seem like obvious beneficiaries of the crash, happening will have the same devastating effect on white-collar

but at a time when the future still seems dangerously uncertain, these are the closest things out there to sure bets. • McDonald's By Frederick Kaufman • These 7 Countries By Joshua E. Keating • Hollywood By Stephen Galloway • Capitalism By Slavoj Zizek • Nouriel Roubini By Daniel Altman • Climate Deniers By Kate Sheppard • Higher Ed By Ben Wildavsky • Extremists By J.M. Berger • Declinist Pundits By Joseph S. Nye • Cheapskates, Pessimists & the advent of trading based on previously unmanageable data

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Merkel Protected by 6,000 Police; Expect Huge Anti-Austerity Protest; Greece Needs Time and Money (And Something Else)
noreply@blogger.com (Mike Mish Shedlock) (Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 8:21:00 PM

German chancellor Angela Merkel is visiting Greece this week in an alleged show of solidarity. Reuters notes it will take 6,000 police to protect her. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will tell Greeks she wants to keep their country in the euro when she visits Athens this week, but she faces a hostile reception from a people worn down by years of austerity and recession. Many Greeks blame Merkel, who has publicly chastised them for much of the past three years, for the nation's plight. Opponents, some of whom have caricatured her as a bullying Nazi, have promised protests on Tuesday during her first visit to Greece since the euro zone crisis erupted there in 2009. "She does not come to support Greece, which her policies have brought to the brink. She comes to save the corrupt, disgraced and servile political system," said Alexis Tsipras, who leads the opposition Syriza alliance. "We will give her the welcome she deserves." About 6,000 policemen will be

deployed in the capital for her 6hour visit, turning the city centre into a no-go zone for protest marches planned by labour unions and opposition parties. "We don't want her here," said Yannis Georgiou, 72, who has seen his pension cut by one third. "We will take to the streets against austerity and against the government. Maybe Merkel will hear something and see what we're going through." Solidarity? Really? Is Merkel's visit really a show of solidarity? Solidarity between whom? Between politicians conspiring to screw Greeks for the benefit of banks? Merkel Arrival in Athens to Be Met by Anti-Austerity Protesters Bloomberg reports Merkel Arrival in Athens to Be Met by Anti-Austerity Protesters “Mr. Samaras said we should welcome Mrs. Merkel as she deserves,” said Alexis Tsipras, the head of Syriza party, which finished second in the June elections and has urged workers, the unemployed and young people, to join the rallies. “We completely agree.” Samaras has warned that soaring unemployment and political unrest risk the kind of upheaval

that undermined the Weimar Republic in post-World War I Germany and ushered in the Nazis. His coalition is currently negotiating a new round of budget cuts to unlock the next aid payment to keep the country afloat. GSEE and ADEDY, the umbrella organizations for private and public-sector unions, have called for a three-hour walkout tomorrow in the Athens metropolitan area and a rally in the center of the capital. From the nationalist Golden Dawn Party, which evokes Adolf Hitler’s Nazis with their stiff-armed salutes and free-food drives for “pure Greeks,” to the Greek Communist Party, Merkel is persona non grata. Tsipras urged Samaras to show Merkel the real Greece: “The 40 patients for each nurse, and then see if she asks for more state employees to be sacked. I propose she visit a commercial street so she can see the padlocks on stores. And then she can propose more austerity measures.” The Independent Greeks, formed by lawmakers who broke from Samaras’s New Democracy party, made the demand Germany pay reparations part of their election

campaign in May and June. Reparations Petition Now the fourth-largest parliamentary group, Independent Greeks have called for a protest outside the German Embassy in Athens during the chancellor’s visit. The German ambassador will be handed a petition outlining the party’s opposition to Merkel “transforming Greece into a German protectorate” and calling for war reparations and “the return of an occupation loan,” the party said. The Greek Finance Ministry has set up a committee to calculate for the first time the country’s World War II claim against Germany. Estimates for the claims range. A group of 28 lawmakers who petitioned parliament on the issue in February said it was 54 billion euros; the Golden Dawn party estimates 510 billion euros. Germany paid 115 million deutsche marks to Greek victims of Nazi crimes under a 1960 treaty, in addition to funds paid to victims of forced labor under the Third Reich, German Foreign Ministry spokesman Andreas Peschke told reporters in 2010. Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled in March 2006 it didn’t have to pay compensation to

individuals seeking damages over war crimes committed during World War II. Very Risky Maneuver Samaras says Greece needs time and money. He fails to mention that Greece also needs a mountain of reforms and an exit from the eurozone. Greece has no chance of recovery as long as it is subject to the whims of the Troika. The trip is a very risky maneuver by Merkel, and it is not about solidarity, at least with the average citizen of Greece. By now it should be perfectly clear that Merkel does not give a rat's ass about Greece or Greek citizens. Rather, Merkel's sole concern is in regards to preservation of her legacy. If the trip blows up in her face, it is exactly what she deserves. Mike "Mish" Shedlock h t t p : / / globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot. com Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a registered investment advisor representative for SitkaPacific Capital Management. Sitka Pacific is an asset management firm whose goal is strong performance and low volatility, MERKEL page 24

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THe WoRLD iS FIAT...
williambanzai7 (Zero Hedge)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 10:41:05 PM

COLUMBEN: THE WORLD IS FIAT (WilliamBanzai7) In the year two zero one and two ColumBen sailed the fiat ocean blue. He had three ships and left insane; QE 1, 2 and 3 and a Keynesian brain.

He schemed by night; he fooled by day; This PhD farce always got his way. A Keynesian compass helped him know How to schtup each and every average Joe. Ninety men were on board; Those men worked while the bankstas snored. Then when the workers went to sleep;

The bankstas screwed them like big sheep. Day after day they looked for Ponziland; They dreamed of fiat trees and Ponzi sand. October 8 their dream came true, You never saw a bigger BLS Bullshit stew! Look: "Employed Indians!" ColumBen cried; His heart was filled with joyful pride.

But "India" the land was not; It was Amerika, and it's economy was shot. The angry natives weren't very nice; All they gave the bankstas was a noose. ColumBen sailed to find some Ponzi gold To bring back home, as he'd been told. He made the trip again and again, But all he found was an empty

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HUGO CHAVEZ PROCLAIMED WINNER OF VENEZUELAN ELECTION
Joe Weisenthal and Adam Taylor (Money Game)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 9:46:00 PM

UPDATE: The AP is reporting that President Hugo Chavez has been proclaimed victor in the Venezuelan elections, according to the country's National Electoral Council. ABC News reports he won by a comfortable margin of 1

million votes. UPDATE: Tarek El Aissami, Interior Minister and Justice Minister for Chavez's government has tweeted victory for Chavez. Spanish outlet El Pais is also reporting that unofficial data suggests a "comfortable" Chavez win. Looks like this may be a contentious result: ¡VICTORIA PERFECTA! Viva

la Patria de BOLÍVAR...— Tareck El Aissami (@TareckPSUV) October 8, 2012 EARLIER: At least according to one exit poll, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is losing. We have no idea about the poll's reliability, etc. This particular one is being reported by a Spanish news organization.

The world is naturally going to The Washington Post earlier be skeptical that a clean handover reported that turnout was massive. of power could happen, if indeed Please follow Business Insider on the challenger wins. Twitter and Facebook. Earlier Hugo Chavez said he Join the conversation about this would abide by any result, though story » we don't know what that means. And analysts have expected that there could be post-election violence if center-right challenger Henrique Capriles is victorious.

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SPLC Promotes Tolerance of Gay Lifestyle Day at Elementary Schools
(The Christian Post)

tolerance." Initially designed as a "Teaching Submitted at 10/7/2012 5:30:51 PM Tolerance" program, the October 7, 2012| 6:30 pm One of organization claims they are the nation's oldest organizations reaching hundreds of thousands of founded to protect and defend student annually about not only blacks during the civil rights era the civil rights movement, but has become one of the leading what they term the "struggle for advocates for homosexual rights social justice," often associated and is promoting "mix it up" day with the legalization of same-sex in over 2,400 public and private marriage and other activities of schools on Oct. 30. the pro-homosexual movement. The Southern Poverty Law Elementary and junior high Center began the program in 2002 schools are the ones mostly as a way to encourage children to targeted by SPLC. break through racial barriers and Although nothing is taught in the a c c e p t d i f f e r e n t l i f e s t y l e s , classroom, SPLC is using school including homosexuality. lunch periods to promote the tenAccording to the group's website, year- old program. "So on one day David Galloway (Lifehacker) "SPLC is a nonprofit civil rights – October 30 this school year – Submitted at 10/7/2012 6:00:00 PM organization dedicated to fighting we ask students to move out of If you want to have beautiful hate and bigotry. Founded in their comfort zones and connect i n v i t a t i o n s y o u c a n u s e a 1 9 7 1 , S P L C i s k n o w n f o r with someone new over lunch. It's calligraphy font or learn actual investigating and exposing hate a simple act with profound calligraphy, but if you want the group activities throughout the implications. Studies have shown handwritten touch and don't want world. They focus on widespread that interactions across group to spend hours practicing actual issues of social injustice including lines can help reduce prejudice. calligraphy you can fake it by c h i l d r e n a t r i s k , h a t e a n d When students interact with those going back over your work and extremism, immigrant justice, and who are different from them, making some of the lines thicker. LGBT rights. But they go a step biases and misperceptions can fall beyond fighting hate and seeking away." More » justice for the vulnerable. The Follow us SPLC conducts one of the nation's However, groups such as the leading programs for teaching American Family Association are

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warning parents to check and see if their children's school is on the list. According to SPLC, there are over 2,418 schools worldwide that are on the list, including some Catholic schools such as St. Dominic School for Boys in Memphis, Tenn. Click here for a list of participating schools. AFA is encouraging parents to contact their schools to confirm if they are participating in the program, and if so, protest the school's participation by voicing concern to administrators and elected school board members. But if those efforts fall short, they also encourage parents to keep their children out of school that day. "AFA is joining other familyoriented groups in urging parents to keep their children at home that day if their local school is sponsoring the 'Mix It Up' project," reads a statement on the association's website. "The Southern Poverty Law Center is using this project to bully-push its gay agenda, and at the same time, intimidate and silence students who have a Biblical view of homosexuality."

SPLC, which has become known for their "Hate list," has included AFA, along with the Family Research Council and others on the list. SPLC has the following statement about AFA and its founder, Don Wildmon, on its website: "Wildmon has never made a secret of his anti-LGBT views. One of his statements on the AFA's website reads, 'I never dreamed I would see the day when sodomy would be called normal, and those who held to traditional values based on Christian teaching would be called bigots.' According to the AFA, the primary goal of the 'homosexual movement' is to 'abolish the traditional, JudeoChristian view of human sexuality, marriage, and family.'" This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

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5 Weird Presidential Election Predictors
(The Christian Post)

has accurately predicted the outcome of every presidential race since 1980. October 7, 2012| 6:53 pm While Family Circle Cookie Contest pundits and prognosticators Follow us mostly rely upon polling and Prediction: The candidate whose economic data to forecast the wife has the best cookie recipe outcome of the presidential race, will win the election. there are some other unusual Advantage: Obama. Michele models that have become part of Obama's white and dark chocolate presidential year tradition. Some cookies beat out Ann Romney's even have a good track record. M&M cookies, 51.5 to 48.5 Blinking percent. 9,441 Family Circle Prediction: Whichever candidate readers cast votes in the contest. blinks the most while talking Record: 4-5. The contest began in during the debates will lose the 1 9 9 2 a f t e r H i l l a r y C l i n t o n election. quipped that she did not "stay Advantage: Romney, so far. home and bake cookies" while According to Smart Politics, the serving as the First Lady of b l o g o f t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f Arkansas. Since then, the husband Minnesota's Humphrey School of of the cookie contest winner won Public Affairs, Obama blinked an the election, except in 2008 when average 70.8 times per minute C i n d y M c C a i n ' s o a t m e a l while Romney averaged 52.8 b u t t e r s c o t c h c o o k i e s b e a t blinks per minute. There are still M i c h e l l e O b a m a ' s c i t r u s y two more debates in which s h o r t b r e a d c o o k i e s . Obama has a chance to make up 7-Eleven Coffee Cup Contest lost ground. Prediction: Consumers buying Record: 8-8. The "blinking rule" c o f f e e a t t h e 7 - E l e v e n
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convenience stores can choose between an Obama or Romney cup. Whichever candidate's cup sells the most will win the election. Advantage: Obama, so far. As of Sunday, Obama has the lead, 60 to 40 percent, according to the 7Eleven website. Record: 3-3. Since 2000, the contest has accurately predicted the winner. In 2004 and 2008, it was within one percent of the popular vote. Halloween Mask Sales Prediction: The candidate whose Halloween mask sells the most will win the election. Advantage: Obama, so far. According to Spirit Halloween, one of the nation's largest costume retailers, Obama mask sales currently outnumber Romney mask sales, 64 to 36 percent. Record: 4-4. Halloween mask sells have correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential race since 1996, when Spirit Halloween first started

announcing the results. Scholastic Kid's Poll Prediction: Whoever wins the Scholastic Student Vote poll will win the election. Advantage: To be decided. Online voting for those under age 18 closes Wednesday, Oct. 10. Record: 15-17. The poll has accurately predicted the outcome of all but two races since 1940. In 1948 the students predicted that Thomas Dewey would beat Harry Truman and in 1960 they predicted that Richard Nixon would best John Kennedy. C o n t a c t : napp.nazworth@christianpost.co m,@NappNazworth(Twitter) This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

E for Electronics Is a Coloring Book That Teaches Ohm's Law [Video]
David Galloway (Lifehacker)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 5:00:00 PM

Limor Fried(aka Lady Ada) not only produces and sells a lot of really interesting electronics hobby kits she also has a vast collection of educational resources including Adafruit Academy, the Adafruit Learning System, and now the Lady Ada's "E is for Electronics" coloring book. More »

Large Sedans - from Consumer Reports
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Sony Speaker System with Apple Dock A Google-a-Day Puzzle for Oct. 8
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with no way of making it perform. How tragic. Sorry, but it looks like someone Longer Isn't Always Better with a more experienced iPhone So you bought an iPhone 5 4S or older will have to take over from here. Or maybe it’ll be Ken Denmead (Wired Top seeing the answer somewhere, already, did you? Way to go, Stories) someone with a big old iPad that you can use the Google-a-Day sucker. Boy, I bet you felt pretty makes your iPhone look quaint. site’s search tool, which will good about life sitting there in that Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:01:00 PM Worse yet, somebody with a automatically filter out published line at the crack of dawn, the Our good friends at Google run a answers, to give you a spoiler-free proud moment of your iPhone 5 to have the power to please dinky iPod might get all the glory pre-order still fresh in your everyone in the room with its while you desperately search for a daily puzzle challenge and asked experience. us to help get them out to the And now, without further ado, we memory. You probably couldn’t contents? Of course, you did! cable for the auxiliary audio port wait to whip it out for all your B e i n g s o t e c h n o l o g i c a l l y - that’ll help you get it up and geeky masses. Each day’s puzzle give you… friends and family to see. “Look endowed, you have every right to running. will task your googling skills a TODAY’S PUZZLE: how long it is?” you’d ask them. brag! Yep, I bet you feel foolish for little more, leading you to Google [embedded content] buying that thing so early now. mastery. Each morning at 12:01 N o t e : F o r o u r l o n g - t e r m s “Don’t you think it’s long? Go But you didn’t do all your a.m. Eastern time you’ll see a new puzzlers, Google has changed ahead. Touch its elongated research, did you? You didn’t You poor, early-adopting thing, puzzle posted here. their puzzle delivery, and now we wonder and tremble in the sheer hear about how Apple had you. At least you can still play SPOILER WARNING: can use this handy-dandy widget. delight of its extended size.” changed from a 30-pin connector with it yourself. Somebody should And the parties! Oh, the parties to an 8-pin. And now here you get some enjoyment out of it, We leave the comments on so We hope you enjoy! people can work together to find This entry passed through the would be the best part! Did you are, massive phone in hand, anyway. the answer. As such, if you want Full-Text RSS service — if this is imagine walking into some casual standing in front of a Sony to figure it out all by yourself, your content and you're reading it get-together, waving your music- Speaker System with Apple Dock DON’T READ T H E on someone else's site, please read swollen gadget about, proclaiming COMMENTS! the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentAlso, with the knowledge that only/faq.php#publishers. Five because others may publish their Filters recommends: Incinerating answers before you do, if you Assange - The Liberal Media Go want to be able to search for To Work. information without accidentally

Romney's Foreign Policy Address: 'The Mantle of Leadership'
Daniel Halper (The Weekly Standard)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:00:00 PM

The following excerpts of Mitt have been released for preview by Romney’s foreign policy address, the Romney campaign: which will be delivered later today at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia,

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Yanks rain on O's parade at soggy Camden Yards
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five runs in the ninth inning, snapping a tense 2-2 tie and spoiling the party for the 47,841 Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:37:24 AM orange-clad fans on a chilly night BALTIMORE (Reuters) - The at a sold-out Camden Yards. New York Yankees left it late to Russell Martin opened the inning dampen the Baltimore Orioles' by knocking a 91 mph belt-high, first post-season appearance in 15 fast ball from Orioles' All-Star years with a 7-2 victory in the rain reliever Jim Johnson into the left -delayed opener of their American field seats. ... League Division Series on Sunday. New York erupted for

The Candidate of the People
Jeffrey H. Anderson (The Weekly Standard)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 3:24:00 PM

Thank goodness the everyday behalf against the out-of-touch Americans of Main Street, U.S.A. rich guy. have someone to run on their

Stiq Figures, September 24 - 30: Colossal edition
Mike Suszek (Joystiq)

game that's just turning seven years old, Team ICO's Shadow of Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:30:00 PM the Colossus has quite the legacy Welcome to Stiq Figures, where in gaming. A game with the level the sales data is after the break o f c o m m o n l y a c c e p t e d and the posts don't matter. Every importance in the medium such as week, we take a look at, uh, Shadow of the Colossus tends to s o m e t h i n g - m e a n w h i l e , t h e receive its share of tributes. p r e v i o u s w e e k ' s J a p a n e s e The above tribute artwork is one hardware sales figures are posted of 18 from a collection by artist after the jump, and a discussion of James Gilleard, and can be seen at said figures takes place in our OhNo!Doom's "Belligerent & c o m m e n t s . I t m a y n o t b e Numerous" art gallery in Chicago. conventional, but it's a time- The gallery is open for public honored Joystiq tradition. For a viewing until November 3.

For those that can't make the trip to Illinois in the next month, the rest of the images can be seen on Gilleard's blog and on Venus Patrol. Continue reading Stiq Figures, September 24 - 30: Colossal edition Stiq Figures, September 24 - 30: Colossal edition originally appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 07 Oct 2012 23:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink| Email this| Comments

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Dishonored review: A whale of a tale
Alexander Sliwinski (Joystiq)
Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:01:00 AM

20 Adorable Animals With Bad Cases of the Hiccups
Amy-Mae Elliott (Mashable!)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:57:19 PM

Dishonored is something special. It's a self-contained first brick in what is sure to become a larger universe; a stealth action game that lets you play as a creeping assassin, or abandon that notion and go through it as a first-person shooter with mystical powers. Don't want to kill anybody? That's a perfectly executable idea. There are so many options that revisiting the full story more than once for various outcomes is part of the experience. You are Corvo Attano, royal protector to the unmarried Empress Jessamine Kaldwin and her daughter Emily. It is

immediately apparent that extreme care and effort went into the setting of Dunwall, a fantastical city overrun by a ratspread plague, but it's not like the city of Rapture was to BioShock. BioShock fully explores the story

of Rapture, it is the story of Rapture. Dishonored, on the other hand, is not the story of Dunwall it is merely set there. There are many elements emphasized regarding life in Dunwall, but hardly any of them

are explored in this specific story. It creates a bit of dissonance over time, since set pieces and locales you'd swear should be included are not. This is all to say that Dishonored is the specific story of Corvo Attano and his reaction to the conspiracy against Empress Kaldwin. Gallery: Dishonored (4/26/12) Continue reading Dishonored review: A whale of a tale Dishonored review: A whale of a tale originally appeared on Joystiq on Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink| Email this| Comments

10 People You’ll Only See in New York City
Eric Larson (Mashable!)
Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:28:51 AM

1. Pekingese Fred — Dog Hiccups Hiccups make Fred sad. Click here to view this gallery. If you think laughing at animals is unacceptable, then frankly, you're on the wrong site. Here at Mashable, we're certainly not above giggling at the animal kingdom's expense. Here is a great example: 20 hilarious YouTube clips of animals with the hiccups. SEE ALSO: 10 Cute YouTube Clips of Animals Playing Dead Whether it's cats or capybaras, porcupines or pandas, one thing all these cute critters have in common is a bad case of the hicburps. Take a look through our video gallery above, then let us know in the comments below which ones you found amusing. More About: Video, Watercooler, YouTube, animals, features, humor, trending

Ah, New York. Like all major cities, the Big Apple has its own share of unique and iconic places: the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State

Building, Times Square, the Brooklyn Bridge and many more. But also iconic to New York are the people who live here. Maybe it's the large, diverse population of different cultures packed so tightly together -- or maybe it's just something in the water.

Whatever the case, there's nothing quite like walking through the streets of Gotham. (Really, where else can you take a casual stroll with a family of brightly colored rats on your shoulders and barely get a second glance?)

We've compiled a list of some of the people exclusive enough to on… Continue reading... More About: Watercooler, gallery

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In Emergency Situations, a Fecal Transplant May Be a Lifesaving Option
Dr. Mercola (Articles)

which kill harmful infectioncausing bacteria, also weaken the beneficial, healthy bacteria By Dr. Mercola percolating in the colon. With the Probiotics, i.e. beneficial gut colon's defenses down, C. diff bacteria have been heavily grows rampant, releasing a toxin featured in the media lately, and and inflaming the colon. for good reason. Researchers are C. diff infections kill about increasingly realizing just how 14,000 people in the United States e s s e n t i a l y o u r i n t e s t i n a l every year, according to the microflora really is to your health. Centers for Disease Control and The easiest way to improve the Prevention, and the number and makeup of bacteria in your gut is severity of total cases have to include traditionally fermented increased dramatically over the foods in your diet, but in an past decade." emergency situation, a novel A fecal microbiota transplant procedure called fecal microbiota (FMT) involves taking donor transplant may be the difference feces (the donor is typically a between life and death. Who spouse or relative; in the Kaitlin's Knew a Fecal Transplant Could case, it was her mother) and Be a Life Saving Procedure? transferring it to the patient during Such was the case with Kaitlin a colonoscopy. In this way, the Hunter, a California woman who patient receives a transplanted developed a potentially lethal population of healthy bacteria that bacterial infection in her colon can combat the overgrowth of after spending a month in the pathogenic bacteria. hospital recuperating from a Recent research has shown the serious car accident. procedure to be very effective As reported by CNN Health: 1 against recurrent Clostridium "In the hospital after her accident, difficile infections. In a study 2 doctors followed standard care published earlier this summer, and put Hunter on antibiotics to FMT had a 91 percent primary prevent an infection. In spite of cure rate, meaning resolution of the antibiotics – or possibly symptoms without recurrence because of them – Clostrium within 90 days of FMT. The difficile (C. diff) infected her secondary cure rate was 98 colon, causing severe stomach percent. Here, resolution of pain, diarrhea and vomiting... symptoms occurred after one It's believed that antibiotics, additional course of vanomycin
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either with or without probiotics and/or a repeat FMT. Antibiotics Without Probiotics Can Be a Dangerous Proposition Kaitlin had received nine rounds of antibiotics, so it's no wonder such a dangerous infection could get foothold in her colon. In this particular case, the fecal transplant likely saved her life. However, I would dissuade you from thinking this procedure is a magical route to fix less than life threatening conditions. Furthermore, it's important to understand that you have the power to prevent such a dangerous condition from occurring in the first place. It would certainly be nice if more doctors understood the importance of reseeding the gut with probiotics during and after a course of antibiotics, to reduce the health risks to their patients. However, as in so many other instances, many doctors still overlook this critical step, and this is where knowledge and selfresponsibility comes into play. Any time you take an antibiotic, it is important to take probiotics to repopulate the beneficial bacteria in your gut that are killed by the antibiotic along with the pathogenic bacteria. And you certainly don't need a doctor's prescription or permission for this.

If you're in a hospital setting, you're not likely to be served fermented foods, but you could have a family member or friend bring some in, or ask your doctor to sign off on a probiotics supplement. Outside a hospital setting, your best bet is to incorporate traditionally fermented foods in your diet, so you're constantly maintaining a healthy bacterial balance. Other Infections that Can Be Treated with Probiotics Clostridium difficile infections are very serious, and since the cure rate with beneficial bacteria is so high for this type of infection, it can give you an idea of the power of probiotics for other, far less lethal ailments. For example, another type of infection that is far more common than C. diff. is Candida albicans. An overgrowth of Candida, a type of yeast, can cause a variety of chronic health problems in both men and women. Under normal circumstances Candida albicans is a harmless part of your skin, intestines, and for women, your vagina. But Candida cells develop rapidly, and if your system is out of balance from eating unhealthy foods, taking certain prescription drugs, or fighting an illness for example, Candida can quickly grow out of control. Vaginal yeast infections tend to

occur when the normal acidity of a woman's vagina changes, allowing the yeast to multiply. It's estimated that up to 75 percent of women have had at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lifetime, which typically is accompanied by intense itching, burning with urination and sometimes a thick, white discharge. Up to 80 million Americans – 70 percent of them women – suffer from yeast-related problems, and if you suffer from yeast infections (especially if they're recurrent) you should also be on the watch for other symptoms of Candida overgrowth, such as: Chronic fatigue Weight gain Food allergies Irritable bowel syndrome Migraines PMS As with all yeast-related problems, the infection occurs because your system has become run down or out of balance, allowing the Candida that already exists in your body to multiply out of control, causing illness. You may also fall into the trap of treating the infection with an over -the-counter anti-fungal cream, and then assuming that when the symptoms disappear the problem is cured. However, these creams only treat the symptoms and do nothing about the underlying EMERGENCY page 31

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Choline In Eggs And Meat May Influence Gene Expression From Infancy To Adulthood
Dr. Mercola (Articles)

Prior research has concluded that choline intake during pregnancy Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:00:00 AM "super-charged" the brain activity By Dr. Mercola of animals in utero, indicating that Folic acid is perhaps the most it may boost cognitive function, well known B vitamin, and is improve learning and memory, especially important for pregnant and even diminish age-related women to avoid certain birth memory decline and the brain's defects. vulnerability to toxins during N o w r e s e a r c h e r s h a v e childhood, as well as conferring highlighted the importance of protection later in life. 1 another member of the B vitamin It's recommended that pregnant complex – choline – which they women consume 450 milligrams say may one day be recommended of choline a day, but the new for all pregnant women, the way study found this may not be folic acid is today. What is e n o u g h … D o u b l e t h e Choline? Recommended Amount of Choline is an essential nutrient C h o l i n e D u r i n g P r e g n a n c y your body makes in small Protects Baby from Stress, amounts, however you must Metabolic Disorders and More consume it through your diet to The new research, published in get enough. In adults, choline The FASEB Journal, 2 found the helps keep your cell membranes consumption of 930 mg of choline functioning properly, plays a role in the third trimester of pregnancy i n n e r v e c o m m u n i c a t i o n s , was linked to a 33 percent lower p r e v e n t s t h e b u i l d u p o f concentration of the stress homocysteine in your blood hormone cortisol, compared to (elevated levels are linked to heart those who consumed 430 mg a disease) and reduces chronic day. inflammation. It's known that babies exposed to In pregnant women, choline plays high levels of cortisol in utero, an equally, if not more, important such as might occur if a woman is role, helping to prevent certain under extreme stress, facing birth defects, such as spina bifida, a n x i e t y o r s u f f e r i n g f r o m and playing a role in brain depression, have an increased risk development. of stress-related and metabolic

disorders. The researchers believe the beneficial impact of choline on lowering cortisol may protect the baby later in life from mental health conditions, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, the higher choline intake led to changes in epigenetic markers in the fetus. Specifically, it affected markers that regulate the hypothalamic-pituitaryadrenal (HPA) axis, which controls hormone production and activity. The higher intake of choline contributed to a more stable HPA axis, which in turn meant lower cortisol levels in the fetus. The changes in fetal genetic expression will likely continue into adulthood, where they play a role in disease prevention. Epigenetic Changes May Last for Generations One of the most intriguing aspects of epigenetics is that these changes are often passed down through generations. This was first shown by the research of Francis M. Pottenger, Jr., M.D., who conducted studies on cats in the 1930s. He found that cats fed a healthy, raw-food diet thrived, while those fed on a primarily cooked-meat diet developed degenerative diseases – and those changes continued on through

three generations. Each generation of "junk-food" cats got progressively sicker, until they could no longer reproduce and eventually died off completely by the fourth generation. Just this year, a study on rats showed those exposed to chemicals or foods that raise estrogen levels during pregnancy produce daughters that have a higher than normal risk for breast cancer – and that risk is passed on to the next two generations. 3 It was not genetic mutations that were passed on, but rather epigenetic alterations that modulate the expression of your genes, similar to what was found in the FASEB Journal study. You Have the Ability to Change Inherited Epigenetic Alterations The good news about all of this is that even if you inherited a certain increased disease risk from your mother or grandmother (or you think you passed one on to your child), it is not set in stone. As you age, your genome does not change but your epigenome changes dramatically, especially during critical periods of life, such as adolescence. It is influenced by physical and emotional stresses, and lifestyle factors, which,

depending on their effects, may either optimize your genetic expression for health or make it favor disease development. There are literally new epigenetic discoveries being made every day, and it's becoming quite clear that eating healthy foods is one of the most powerful steps you can take to optimize your genetic expression. Certain foods, such as broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, garlic, and onions contain substances that activate tumor suppressor genes and deactivate cancer-associated genes (oncogenes). And now we see that choline appears to influence cortisol production in utero. Your best bet is to take advantage of the many epigenetic influencers in your diet by eating a wide variety of whole foods… For additional tips, I suggest you read through my comprehensive and recently revised nutrition plan, which will give tools for eating healthy, dealing with stress, and living a lifestyle that will support your epigenetic health. What are the Best Dietary Sources of Choline? If you're currently pregnant, it CHOLINE page 32

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yeast overgrowth that caused the problem to begin with. How to Harness Your Gut Bacteria for Better Health Do you suffer from gas and bloating? Constipation or diarrhea? Fatigue? Headaches? Sugar cravings? All of these are signs that unhealthy bacteria of one type or another have taken over too much real estate in your gut, which is actually quite common considering how vulnerable your gut bacteria are to environmental insults. It's important to realize that your lifestyle can and does influence your gut flora on a daily basis. Therefore, to protect your microflora, you'll want to avoid: • Antibiotics • Chlorinated water • Antibacterial soap • Agricultural chemicals • Pollution Poor diet is another enemy to healthy gut bacteria. Sugar is enemy number one, as it actually nourishes the bad or pathogenic bacteria, yeast, and fungi in your gut. Hence, dramatically limiting or eliminating sugar and fructose is an essential step to optimize your gut health. Processed foods also promote bad bacteria – partly due to the high fructose content in most processed foods, but also because of the processing, which essentially "kills" the food.

One of the major side benefits of eating a healthy diet like the one described in my nutrition plan is that it helps your beneficial gut bacteria to flourish. A critical part of a healthful diet is fermented foods, as they will actively "reseed" your body with good bacteria, and can do so far more effectively and inexpensively than a probiotic supplement. It's unusual to find a probiotic supplement containing more than 10 billion colony-forming units. But when my team tested fermented vegetables produced by probiotic starter cultures, they had 10 trillion colony-forming units of bacteria. Literally, one serving of vegetables was equal to an entire bottle of a high potency probiotic! So clearly, you're far better off using fermented foods. Again, when choosing fermented foods, steer clear of pasteurized versions, as pasteurization will destroy many of the naturally-occurring probiotics. Examples of traditionally fermented foods include: • Fermented vegetables • Lassi (an Indian yoghurt drink, traditionally enjoyed before dinner) • Fermented milk, such as kefir(like fermented vegetables, a quart of unpasteurized kefir also has far more active bacteria than you can get from a probiotic supplement)

• Natto(fermented soy)

find her products on www.CulturedVegetables.net or Learn to Make Your Own www.CulturedNutrition.com. Fermented Vegetables Download Interview Transcript Fermented vegetables are my How to Reduce Chances of favorite as they're both easy to "Healing Crisis" make, and one of the tastiest types There is one precaution that of fermented food. To learn how needs to be discussed here, and to inexpensively make your own, that is the potential for a so-called review the following interview "healing crisis," provoked by the w i t h C a r o l i n e B a r r i n g e r , a massive die-off of pathogenic Nutritional Therapy Practitioner bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other (NTP) and an expert in the h a r m f u l p a t h o g e n s b y t h e preparation of the foods reintroduction of massive p r e s c r i b e d i n D r . N a t a s h a quantities of probiotics. It can Campbell-McBride's Gut and significantly worsen whatever Psychology Syndrome ( GAPS) h e a l t h p r o b l e m y o u ' r e Nutritional Program. In addition experiencing, before you get to the wealth of information better. shared in this interview, I highly The reason for this is because recommend getting the book Gut when the probiotics kill off the and Psychology Syndrome, which pathogens, those pathogenic provides all the necessary details microbes release toxins. These for Dr. McBride's GAPS protocol. toxins are what's causing your Although you can use the native problem to begin with; be it bacteria on cabbage and other d e p r e s s i o n , p a n i c a t t a c k s , vegetables, it is typically easier to rheumatoid arthritis, multiple get consistent results by using a sclerosis, or any other symptom. starter culture. Caroline prepares When a large amount of toxin is hundreds of quarts of fermented suddenly released, your symptoms vegetables a week and has found will also suddenly increase. So, if that she gets great results by using you've never had fermented foods t h r e e t o f o u r h i g h q u a l i t y before, you need to introduce probiotic capsules to jump start them very gradually. the fermentation process. If you're Dr. Campbell-McBride not quite ready to make your own, recommends starting off with just C a r o l i n e a l s o p r e p a r e s t h e ONE TEASPOON of fermented vegetables commercially. I used vegetable, such as sauerkraut, hers for a month before I started with ONE of your meals, and then making my own batches. You can wait for a couple of days to see

how you react. If it's manageable, you can have another helping, and gradually increase your portion. If you feel worse, stop. Let the side effects subside, and then have just a tiny amount again. Some may even need to start with just a teaspoon of the juice ferment to start. Then move on to two teaspoons per day, and so on. It's important to realize that besides containing massive amounts of beneficial bacteria, fermented foods also contain many active enzymes, which act as extremely potent detoxifiers. As Dr. Cambell-McBride explains: "Healing goes through two steps forward, one step back, two steps forward, and one step back. But you will find that the next layer is smaller. The die off and the detox will not last as long as the previous one... We live in a toxic world, and many of us have accumulated layers and layers of toxicity in our bodies. The body will clean them out, but you will find that each layer will last shorter and not be as severe... Eventually, you will come to complete, radiant health. You will feel 100 percent healthy, no matter how ill you were before."

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seems prudent to make sure your diet contains plenty of cholinerich foods, as this will be your primary source of this essential nutrient (most prenatal vitamins do not contain choline). Unfortunately for many vegetarians, animal foods like eggs and meat are some of the best sources of choline, so if you're a vegan or vegetarian who does not consume any animal foods, you may be at risk of deficiency. The following chart shows some of the best choline sources to help

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Panic of the Progressives
Bruce Thornton (FrontPage Magazine » FrontPage)
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“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner said, “it’s not even past.” The progressives’ fury over Obama’s meltdown in last week’s debate, and their desperate efforts to get him reelected by any means possible, have to be understood in the context of the long history of the left’s attempt to impose its ideology on the United States. Though successful at capturing the universities, schools, popular culture, and most churches, the left still lusts for the presidency, where the real power lies to change America in line with their ideology. Yet for the last four decades, the left has seen what appears to be victory slip from its grasp, as their presidential standard-bearer either lost the election or betrayed their ideals once in office. Start in 1972. The left successfully hijacked the Democratic party and imposed its ideological aims on the party’s platform: creeping socialism, dirigiste economic policy, radical egalitarianism, income redistribution, a balkanizing identity politics, institutionalized assaults on traditional morality and religion, and a foreign policy predicated on the global malignity and oppressive policies of the United States. Unfortunately for the left, America wasn’t ready for such a radical transformation, and

George McGovern lost to Richard Nixon by 23 points. Yet within a year, the media-hyped Watergate scandal mortally wounded Nixon, who was replaced by the ineffectual Gerald Ford. Then in 1975, the anti-war left was seemingly vindicated by the collapse of South Vietnam in the face of a massive invasion by the North Vietnamese with the support of the Soviets and the Chinese. The truth, of course, was very different. The U.S. had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by cutting the South off from air support and foreign aid. Yet the perception fostered by the sympathetic media was that the left had been right: America had fought an unjust, neo-imperialist war against a nationalist movement supported by a majority of the Vietnamese, a war disguised as resistance to communist aggression. Believing the endemic corruption and tyranny of America had been made manifest both domestically and abroad, the left was sure its chance had come to finish the work started in 1972. Enter Jimmy Carter in 1976, a one-term governor of Georgia with scant national experience. Yet Carter was the perfect Trojan horse: a Southern evangelical Christian who could appeal to traditional conservative constituencies. Once in office, however, Carter’s presidency was marked equally by incompetence and leftish ideology, his policies

in the Middle East, the Shah of Iran, was abandoned to the tender mercies of the jihadist Ayatollah Khomeini. Soon followed the storming of our embassy and the taking of American hostages, 52 of whom were held for 444 days. Carter’s groveling outreach to the mullahs in Iran––including a secret letter delivered by leftist former Attorney General Ramsay Clark that yearned for good relations “based upon equality, mutual respect, and friendship”––followed by a poorly planned and half-hearted rescue attempt that killed 8 predicated on American retreat which Carter gloomily identified American soldiers, whose charred and weakness. This tone of “ a f u n d a m e n t a l t h r e a t t o remains were gleefully poked apology and retreat was obvious American democracy,” what he with canes by Iranian mullahs, in his inaugural speech, where he called “a crisis of confidence . . . convinced Americans once again admitted America’s “recent that strikes at the very heart and that progressive policies damaged mistakes,” suggested we should soul and spirit of our national America’s security and interests. not “dwell on remembered glory,” will. We can see this crisis in the Nor were they ready to embrace and sighed that “even our great growing doubt about the meaning the self-loathing and guilt that nations has its recognized limits” of our own lives and in the loss of underlay those policies. and can “simply do our best.” a unity of purpose for our nation.” Thus followed the long, dark A f e w m o n t h s l a t e r , h e And of course, the major causes night of the progressive soul, announced that America was now of this “crisis” were the two Ronald Reagan’s two terms in the free of the “inordinate fear of American original sins: “the White House. Reagan’s success in communism,” and so he would agony of Vietnam” and the turning around the economy and put the promotion of human rights dishonoring of the presidency by bringing down the Soviet Union at the center of foreign policy, and the “shock of Watergate.” convinced brighter progressives push for a “freeze on further The consequences of Carter’s that the old leftist playbook had to modernization and production of foreign policy of self-loathing and be abandoned. If they wanted the w e a p o n s a n d a c o n t i n u i n g , retreat quickly became obvious presidency, they had at least to substantial reduction of strategic during his presidency, as the pretend to endorse more centrist nuclear weapons as well.” Hence Soviet Union and its satellites policies, particularly when it came C a r t e r p u r s u e d m o r a l i z i n g went on a geopolitical rampage, to foreign policy. After the internationalism, pushed for and cutbacks in U.S. weapons interregnum of George H.W. disarmament, and emasculated the development were met with a Bush’s presidency, a tanking CIA. A few years later came the Soviet military buildup. Worse famous “malaise” speech, in yet in the long run, our steady ally PANIC page 34

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economy allowed once again a southern governor to come to the rescue. Even better, unlike the dour, self-righteous Jimmy Carter, the “New Democrat” babyboomer Bill Clinton was “cool,” a draft-dodger, skirt-chaser, dopesmoker, and saxophone player. More important, he was a brilliant politician who could “feel your pain” and connect with voters much more intimately than the self-righteous scold Carter ever could. At the start of his term, Clinton seemed to deliver on the progressive agenda. He started work on creating government-run health care, the progressive Holy Grail, he improved the position of homosexuals in the military, he increased taxes on the wealthiest Americans, and he expanded entitlements such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Then came the debacle of the midterm elections, when Republicans seized control of both houses of Congress. Clinton responded, of course, by his now legendary “triangulation,” tacking to the right. At the start of his second term he announced, “The era of big government is over.” He committed a mortal sin for progressives: he cooperated with Republicans in reforming welfare, striking at the heart of progressive environmental determinism by recognizing the corruption of character that follows absolving individuals of personal responsibility. He signed off on legislation eliminating two provisions of the Glass-Steagall

act, which had restricted banks from getting involved in securities, and he lowered the capital gains rate from 28% to 20%. Clinton then crippled the remainder of his presidency with the humiliating scandal created by his juvenile hijinks with a White House intern, becoming only the second president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. Once more, the left had been betrayed by its political great hope. Yet waiting in the wings was Vice President Al Gore, a progressive true believer and prophet seemingly free of the character flaws that had compromised Clinton’s presidency. But the disputed 2000 election––stolen, progressives rationalized, by George Bush and the Supreme Court’s conservatives––brought to power another Republican, this one even more hateful than Ronald Reagan. Reagan, after all, was from an earlier generation who had missed out on getting his consciousness raised by the progressive takeover of the culture in the 60s. But George Bush was a baby-boomer, a privileged, partying frat-boy who, as the leftist myth has it, found Jesus and conservatism and parlayed his family connections to take control of the White House. But the wars in Afghanistan and then Iraq, and the seeming revival of the anti-war movement, reanimated the old progressive myth from the ’60s, when the left stopped another “unjust” neoimperialist war. Yet in 2004, the

Democrats nominated John Kerry, one of the Senate’s most left-wing members, but an incompetent campaigner full of rich-liberal hauteur and utterly lacking in charisma. Once more, the progressives had to spend four more years in the political wilderness. Then in 2008 the progressive messiah arrived. A left-wing Dr. Frankenstein could not have created a candidate more perfect than Barack Obama. He was nominally black, “articulate and bright and clean and a nicelooking guy,” as Joe Biden put it, lacking the frightening funk of a Jesse Jackson. He was Columbia and Harvard educated, and endowed with a photogenic family. More important, unlike Kerry or Carter, he possessed a seemingly Clintonesque ability to present political bromides and slogans with a winning smile. Best of all, he was staunchly progressive, his whole adult life before 2008 spent in the belly of the leftist beast: universities and Alinsky-inspired community organizing, with two-years’ worth of service in the U.S. Senate, where he was one of its most liberal members, railing against the 2006 “surge” in Iraq, which he called a “reckless escalation” redolent of Vietnam. Provided with the political Teflon created by white guilt and the yearning for racial and political reconciliation that he exploited in his speeches, and coddled by a protective media, Obama overcame the usually toxic effects

of extreme liberalism on presidential candidates. So the media went all-in for Obama, ignoring or dismissing the troubling details from his past like his grades in college, his incomplete health records, his friendship with unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, and his 20 years spent in his self-confessed “spiritual guide” Jeremiah Wright’s racist, anti-American church. Even his betrayal of progressive goals like closing down Guantanamo and quickly ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan did not damp the progressive ardor. He partially delivered on the leftist Holy Grail of nationalized health care, ramming through Obamacare with sleazy politicking the media studiously ignored. He went on the international “apology” tour, confessing America’s past sins and validating the old leftist indictment of America as a global villain. He dismissed American exceptionalism, and instead extolled the virtues of multilateral diplomacy and U.N. internationalism presumably scorned by his trigger-happy cowboy predecessor. He also proscribed waterboarding, the most effective interrogation technique we had for extracting useful intelligence, but decried as “torture” by the left. He did ramp up drone attacks, another progressive mortal sin, but one ignored by the same media that meticulously documented every one of Bush’s alleged transgressions of international

law. But this backsliding, along with other lapses such as maintaining rendition and other Bush-era policies like the Patriot Act, could all be forgiven, acceptable compromises necessary to win their standardbearer another term, when without the pressure of reelection he could be more “flexible,” as he told the Russians. So when the reelection campaign started, the media shifted from their usual ideological bias to outright partisanship. They ignored or played down anything remotely damaging to Obama, from Joe Biden’s surreal gaffes to the attempt to cover up the disastrous mistakes that led to our ambassador being murdered in Benghazi, thus deflecting attention from Obama’s failed foreign policy. Then came the debate. Without a friendly chorus to preach to and a cheerleading media to act as a filter, Obama was revealed to be what he had been all along: a mediocre mind, a terrible politician, and an arrogant narcissist who could only smirk and grimace as Mitt Romney took him apart. At that point, 40 years of progressive frustration and betrayal erupted into hysterical rage. The possibility of Obama’s defeat and yet another repudiation of progressive ideology suddenly became more real. No amount of media spin, from Al Gore’s altitude sickness excuse to Bob PANIC page 38

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An Incriminating Timeline: Obama Administration and Libya (VIDEO)
Helle Dale (The Foundry: Conservative Policy News Blog from The Heritage Foundation)
Submitted at 10/7/2012 11:01:54 PM

[embedded content] The latest incriminating information on the U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya indicates that the State Department turned down a request for additional security from concerned U.S. embassy staff. New evidence shows there were security threats in Libya in the months prior to the deadly September 11 attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Despite these threats, the State Department left its personnel there to fend for themselves. And when the terrorist attack did take place, the Obama Administration peddled the ridiculous story that an offensive, amateurish, anti-Islam YouTube video was to blame in order to avoid characterizing the murders of four Americans as terrorism. On October 2, a letter was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R–CA) and Jason Chaffetz (R–UT), Chairman of the National Security, Homeland Defense and Foreign Operations

Subcommittee. The letter detailed 13 known security threats against U.S. facilities in Libya in the six months prior to September 11. On October 10, the committee will hold a hearing on events in Libya and seek answers from the State Department. Also on October 10, The Heritage Foundation will host a public panel discussion on the events in Libya titled, “ Intelligence and Security Failure: Attacks in Benghazi and Across the Middle East Reveal Ongoing Threat of Terrorism.” To help our readers follow the path to tragedy on September 11 and its aftermath, below is a chronology of key events: April 6: IED thrown over the fence of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. April 11: Gun battle erupts between armed groups two-and-ahalf miles from the U.S. Consulate, including rocketpropelled grenades. April 27: Two South African contractors are kidnapped by armed men, released unharmed. May 1: Deputy Commander of U.S. Embassy Tripoli’s Local Guard Force is carjacked, beaten, and detained by armed youth. May 1: British Embassy in Tripoli is attacked by a violent mob and set on fire. Other NATO embassies attacked as well.

May 3: The State Department declines a request from personnel concerned about security at the U.S. Embassy in Libya for a DC-3 plane to take them around the country. May 22: Two rocket-propelled grenades are fired at the Benghazi office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, less than 1 mile from the U.S. Consulate. June 6: A large IED destroys part of the security perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Creates hole “big enough for 40 men to go through.” June 10: A car carrying the British ambassador is attacked in Tripoli. Two bodyguards injured. Late June: The building of the International Red Cross attacked again and closed down, leaving the U.S. flag as the only international one still flying in Benghazi, an obvious target. August 6: Armed assailants carjack a vehicle with diplomatic plates operated by U.S. personnel. September 8: A local security officer in Benghazi warns American officials about deteriorating security. September 11: Protesters attack the U.S. Cairo embassy. U.S. Embassy releases statement and tweets sympathizing with Muslim protesters/attackers. September 11: U.S. Consulate in

Benghazi, Libya is attacked, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans are killed. September 12: Secretary Clinton and President Obama issue statements condemning both the video and the attacks. September 12: U.S. intelligence agencies have enough evidence to conclude a terrorist attack was involved. September 13: Press Secretary Jay Carney condemns video and violence at a news conference. September 14: Carney denies Administration had “actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.” September 14: The bodies of slain Americans return to Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama again blames the YouTube video. September 16: U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appears on Sunday talk shows and says the attacks were provoked by the video, exclusively. September 16: Libyan President Mohamed Magarief says, “no doubt that this [attack] was preplanned, predetermined.” September 17: State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refuses to call attacks an act of terror. September 19: CNN reports

having found Ambassador Stevens’s diary, which indicates concern about security threats in Benghazi. September 19: Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen tells Congress the attack in Libya was “terrorism.” September 20: Carney tries to back up Olsen, says it was “selfevident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” September 20: Obama refuses to call attack terrorism, citing insufficient information. September 21: Secretary of State Clinton, at meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister, says, “ What happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.” September 25: On ABC’s “The View,” Obama says, “we don’t have all of the information yet so we are still gathering.” September 25: To the U.N. assembly, Obama blames“A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.” September 26: Libya’s Magarief on the “Today” show says, “It was a preplanned act of terrorism directed against American citizens.” September 26: Published reports show U.S. Intel agencies and the Obama Administration knew INCRIMINATING page 38

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Andrew Sullivan complained yesterday that I had engaged in a “McCarthyite” attack on Ron Paul by writing the following: A politician isn’t answerable for the antics of every one of his supporters. But there’s surely a reason, isn’t there, that racists, anti-Semites, 9/11 Truthers, and Holocaust deniers are so strongly attracted to the Paul campaign. They hear something. They continue to hear it too, no matter how firmly Ron Paul’s more mainstream supporters clamp their hands over their own ears. Andrew’s riposte: Notice how pure the smear is, enabled and not diminished by the first sentence. Notice the key concept of Beltway ideological policemen: there is a mainstream and a non-mainstream. Dabble with the latter at your peril. Since David has perished by the cult of the “mainstream”, it’s odd he should deploy it against others. But to throw in “Holocaust denial” and 9/11 Truthers for good measure! Really. And notice how particularly cheap and easy it is to use such tactics against a libertarian. The traditional left is often based on collective associations, building a movement out of oppressed groups and their grievances, whether it be class or race or even

sexual orientation. Libertarianism is the opposite. It’s about dis associating. When you listen to Paul saying he will not turn anyone away from supporting his platform regardless of their motives or beliefs, you are hearing a reflection of his libertarianism, not his bigotry. He will accept support from any quarter and compared with the corporate money flowing into the other candidates’ coffers, he is about as independent as a presidential candidate can be. Because he is a radical individualist, he doesn’t even understand why he should somehow explain the belief of others, or justify their support. You should ask them, not him. This kind of gotcha-association game is particularly easy because libertarians favor liberty above all, and that will necessarily mean liberty for bigots as well as others. A principled belief in states’ rights will doubtless lead to more racist and homophobic policies in many states – but also, of course, more enlightened and successful inclusive states like Oregon or New York or Massachusetts or California. A rejection of statism might lead to more discrimination in the private sector. But it doesn’t mandate it. And it need not encourage it. A noninterventionist foreign policy will allow evil to triumph elsewhere in

the world, because it believes it’s none of our business or too riddled with unintended consequences to try extirpating. That may be right or wrong, but it is not an approval of the evil of Assad or Ahmedinejad or the North Korean junta. And again, it is actually much deeper an American tradition than permanent warfare. But if you can trot out David Duke or Ayatollah Khamenei as potential Paul supporters, you have a very easy, cheap and essentially McCarthyite target. It saddens me that this kind of tactic works. I still believe that the newsletters, because they were in Paul’s name, require a clearer explanation from Paul than the muddled ones he has given. He should not be left off the hook. And his proposals deserve a thorough vetting and discussion. But there is something awry when a candidate is assessed not on his arguments and proposals but on the shadiness and ugliness of some of his fringe supporters. Ron Paul’s supporters ask that their candidate not be judged by his associates. Or by the people he chose to employ. Or by the newsletters he published. Or by the book he wrote. Or by the way he earned the largest part of his living when out of office in the 1990s. Or by his purchase of the mailing list of the Holocaust-

denying Liberty Lobby. Or by the radio shows he chooses to appear on. Or by his strategic decision to reach out to racist voters. Or by the conspiracy theories to which he lends credence, from government creation of AIDS to Israeli culpability for the 1993 bombing to a putative 9/11 “coverup.” And here I thought that libertarianism was a doctrine of personal responsibility? May Ron Paul at least be judged by the words he has spoken with his own mouth within the current campaign? The supporters say “no” again. When Ron Paul tells an interviewer that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 made race relations “worse,” we’re not supposed to consider what he might mean by “better.” When Ron Paul warns that a border fence would be used to prevent fleeing American citizens from exiting the country, we’re not supposed to conclude that he’s a paranoid crank. Andrew deploys what might be called the ontological defense of Ron Paul, as follows: 1) Ron Paul is a libertarian. 2) Libertarians espouse individualism. 3) Racism is a form of antiindividualism. 4) Therefore Ron Paul cannot be a racist. That is a demonstration of what

might be called the deductive method of reasoning. But there’s another way to study reality: induction. Like this: 1) Ron Paul has again and again exploited bigotry, paranoia, and hate as fundraising devices. 2) Ron Paul is a libertarian. 3) So yes, I guess it is possible for a libertarian to do that. Here’s my question for Ron Paul supporters: why the denial of the undeniable? Perhaps you like Paul’s message of legalized marijuana? Why not just say so? You don’t think it’s important to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons? Argue it forthrightly. If you regard Social Security and Medicare as literally the moral equivalents of slavery, go ahead, make your case. But all this excuse-making, special pleading and jiggering of the rules of evidence so as to exculpate Ron Paul from the record of his whole political life? For what? This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

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The Obama Advertising Strategy
Ben Shapiro (FrontPage Magazine » FrontPage)
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Last week, Expedia released a web ad featuring an older Jewish man, Arnie Goldstein, deciding to take a trip. Where’s he traveling? Why, to the lesbian wedding of his daughter, of course! “This is not the dream I had for my daughter,” he narrates. “Coming out to the wedding from back east, I had some real apprehensions about it. What’s this going to look like, two girls getting married? You have to make a decision. Are you going to have a daughter that you’re going to maintain a very wonderful relationship with for the rest of your life? Or are you going to lose that child?” Now, this sounds like a very serious moral quandary. But no, it’s just an ad for an online travel agency. “All that trepidation just seemed to go away,” says the dad. “That was a big turning point. Walking Jill down the aisle … Judy and I were just swelling with emotion. You come to terms with it and you say it’s a very natural order of things in your life, and it’s supposed to be that way.” Whether or not it’s supposed to be that way is up for debate – certainly thousands of years of human society tend to argue the opposite. But in advertising, it’s clear that pandering works. There’s a reason that Oreo has endorsed same-sex marriage with

a six-layer rainbow cookie and the slogan “Proudly Support Love!” Pandering to particular communities works. This is something the advertising community has always known: know your audience, and market to it. It’s why your satellite dish carries 205 channels, even though you only watch four of them. Somewhere, there’s some lonely old shut-in desperate to watch Lifetime. And Lifetime is there to pander to her. Where we all used to watch NBC, ABC, or CBS,

now dad watches ESPN, son watches SPIKE, daughter watches MTV, and mom watches Oxygen. And gay friend watches LOGO or Showtime. None of which is to argue that choice should be limited. If you want to shop at Expedia because they seem to like lesbian weddings, more power to you. But there is no question that our common morality has been fragmented by a marketing machine geared toward communities instead of

individuals. All of which is fine in the context of product sales. The biggest problem is that in today’s modern politics, marketing strategies have been adapted to fit politics. Thus the Obama campaign strongly resembles your cable package: African Americans for Obama, Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Obama, Catholics for Obama, Educators for Obama, Environmentalists for Obama, Jewish Americans for Obama, Latinos for Obama, LGBT

Americans for Obama, Native Americans for Obama, Nurses for Obama, Parents for Obama, People of Faith for Obama, People With Disabilities for Obama, Rural Americans for Obama, Seniors for Obama, Small Business Owners for Obama, Sportsmen for Obama, Veterans & Military Families for Obama, Women for Obama, Young Americans for Obama. All of those are real groups on OBAMA page 38

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Obama’s website. And that’s sad. When political campaigns encourage you to vote based on identity politics rather than who you believe will represent America best, the concept of deliberative democracy breaks down. The founders understood that faction was perhaps the greatest danger to any republic; that’s why they focused on interest counteracting interest, so that in order for anything major to happen, Americans would have to think beyond their own personal interests. That’s why the founders built a system of checks and balances. But the progressive left did away with that system. They decided that the governmental action on behalf of discrete and insular minorities, to use the left’s

favored legal phrase, was the most important task of the government. To achieve it, Americans would continue to vote along lines of identity politics – but the system would now have no checks or balances. Politics should require either a people who think in terms of the greater good, or a government built to filter out parochialism. Our government today has neither. We have become an Expedia government: pandering to each group, and forgetting to serve the whole. Freedom Center pamphlets now available on Kindle: Click here.

Woodward’s made-up foreign policy “crisis,” could cover up the debacle of Obama’s performance. Like children who fear they might not get what they want, the media could only throw a tantrum and attack their messiah for revealing the feet of clay they had so desperately kept hidden. Now the progressives are panicking. They can’t create a better candidate than Obama has been for smuggling progressive ideology under the guise of soothing centrism. And they can’t stand the thought of yet another competent Republican whose term will illustrate once again the

real-world failures of progressive utopianism. What this history of 40 years of dashed hopes and abject failure tells us is that from now until election day, the desperate Dems and their media errand boys will use every dirty trick to defeat Romney and preserve their dream to “fundamentally transform America.” Freedom Center pamphlets now available on Kindle: Click here.

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within 24 hours that al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist were involved. September 27: Innocence of Muslims filmmaker Mark Basseley Youseff (aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) is arrested and denied bail on the charges of “probation violation.” September 28: Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr., issues a statement backing the Obama Administration’s changing story about the Libyan attack. Says facts are evolving. October 2: Carney declines to comment on reported requests from diplomats in Libya for

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has acquired another, equally urgent purpose—reassuring his Hollywood supporters that he’s fighting to win the race and he’s poised for a comeback in the next televised forum with former Gov. Mitt Romney… “Everyone is in shock,” said one long-time Democratic activist.“No one can understand what happened.” At the very least, several longtime Obama supporters told THR, the chief executive should expect some directorial notes on how to tailor his performance to television’s split screen. “Everyone with a connection to the president is reaching out to him,” said another veteran Dem. “At the end of the day, the best coach he has is himself.” *** CBS’s “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer kicked off the conversation “with the obvious question — what happened?” “The president showed up with the intent of answering questions and having a discussion, an honest discussion of where we will go as a country, and Romney showed up to deliver a performance, and he delivered a very good performance,” Axelrod said. “It was completely un-rooted in fact, it was completely un-rooted in the positions he’s taken before and he

spent 90 minutes trying to undo two years of campaigning on that stage, but he did it very well.”… Obama, Axelrod said, “was a little taken aback by the brazenness with which Gov. Romney walked away” from his past positions and his record. *** Expectations have changed after the greatest audience in the history of presidential debates saw a veritable empty suit — or empty chair — on stage, without a helpful media follow-up question, or a “make no mistake about it” refrain to be had. Over 60 million now expect little at all from their president in the debate, so Obama will benefit from dismal expectations by just showing up as the incumbent and being addressed as “Mr. President.” The pressure on Romney to be even more impressive mounts. The realization that another rant by a liberal commentator could cement the reputation of Obama as an incompetent and add to the image of a hopelessly inept president will temper post-debate media anger. The moderator cannot afford to be laissez-faire in the fashion of Jim Lehrer, and will prove far more partisan. The media pressure to discount the importance of the debates themselves will increase.

But despite all that, the nation has now seen that the conservative critique of Barack Obama — fluff without substance — was frighteningly accurate. *** The first, and the most dangerous threat to Obama’s re-election, is a critical mass of voters saying this: “Barack Obama, nice man, good father, great that we finally elected an African-American. He tried hard. But you know what? I just want to try something new, even if I don’t know it will work.” That sentiment is deadly for Obama. As long as Romney didn’t seem like a credible alternative, Obama kept it at bay, even though the economy has stagnated. But Romney reawakened that mood by the confident and crisp way he talked about the mechanics of how jobs are created — through start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurship — and the catalytic power of markets. His presentation crackled with a freshness and a sense of possibility that was completely missing in Obama’s monotone discussion of health care, deficits and government programs. And where Obama had a chance to talk about how his own green jobs initiative has actually spurred all kinds of innovations and start-ups,

he whiffed. (As some have noted, it is too bad the debate rules didn’t allow him to phone a friend.) *** Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus expressed optimism that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would do well in Thursday night’s vice presidential debate, but sought to downplay expectations… “Paul is going to do a great job, but also I think it’s very important that people understand that, people realize that Joe Biden is a gifted orator, is very good at rhetoric, is very relatable,” he added… “Last week you saw the difference: an unfiltered Mitt Romney, an unfiltered Barack Obama,” he said of the debate. “You saw inspiration, heart, preparedness from Mitt Romney and you saw a president that came in unprepared and uninspiring.” “You know what, maybe Clint Eastwood was right,” said Priebus. *** Click the image to watch. *** “It was one of the most inept performances by an incumbent president that I’ve ever seen,” said TIME Magazine columnist Joe Klein. He said that Obama’s

performance was indicative of his deferential demeanor and his aversion towards public fights. However, Klein said that Obama opted for “unilateral disarmament” in the face of Romney’s attacks on his record. MSNBC host S.E. Cupp said that her contacts within the Romney campaign see this debate as facilitating a reset of the campaign in three parts. First, they wanted a fight, which they got. Second, the debate ignited the attentions of marginally interested swing voters. Finally, they feel that the debate allowed disaffected Obama voters from 2008 the license to take a second look at Romney. “They see this as a hat trick moving forward,” said Cupp. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

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RFID chips for Texas students
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Sounds positively Orwellian, doesn’t it? In fact, that’s precisely one of the words which Lee Submitted at 10/7/2012 5:31:24 PM DeCovnick uses at The American posted at 6:31 pm on October 7, Thinker to describe this new 2012 by Jazz Shaw intrusion into American privacy. Is this a story of the nanny state Farmers currently use chips to gone (further) awry, a community track cattle and hogs. RFID is also ensuring the safety of at risk commonly used for tracking store children, or just a group of retail inventories and monitoring bureaucrats trying to glam onto vehicle access to gated properties. s o m e e x t r a c a s h ? T h e S a n Now that we have the technology, Antonio Times brings us the story we’re “chipping” our children for of a school district which will money and their supposed safety? begin “tracking” students in Orwell and Huxley must be middle and high school using outraged that their warnings have RFID chips. What could possibly gone so unheeded. go wrong? DeCovnick is additionally Northside Independent School concerned because these aren’t District plans to track students the old school, passive RFID tags next year on two of its campuses which have to be pulsed by a using technology implanted in transmitter to give up their data. their student identification cards T h e s e n e w e r m o d e l s h a v e in a trial that could eventually batteries installed and actually include all 112 of its schools and transmit data which could, in a l l o f i t s n e a r l y 1 0 0 , 0 0 0 theory, be picked up by strangers, students… predators, etc. It’s a valid point. Northside, the largest school But if they are closely monitoring district in Bexar County, plans to who has access to the data and modify the ID cards next year for they’re going to be tracking the all students attending John Jay kids only to make sure that evil High School, Anson Jones Middle persons don’t carry them away, School and all special education then… students who ride district buses. Oh, wait. That will add up to about 6,290 District officials said the Radio students. Frequency Identification System

(RFID) tags would improve safety by allowing them to locate students — and count them more accurately at the beginning of the school day to help offset cuts in state funding, which is partly based on attendance. Okay… so they’re installing the system to qualify for a system whereby – if they can show how many students are showing up for school and how many are riding the bus – the district will take in a big additional chunk of state funds. (Far more than the cost of implementing and running the not inexpensive tracking system.) But as long as they’re improving safety by monitoring the movements of the children and could follow the perps if they are abducted too, then at least some good will still… Oh wait. Again. Chip readers on campuses and on school buses can detect a student’s location but can’t track them once they leave school property. Only authorized administrative officials will have access to the information, Gonzalez said. “This way we can see if a student is at the nurse’s office or elsewhere on campus, when they normally are counted for

attendance in first period,” he said. On the one hand, I’m not sure how much of a privacy issue I want to make of this if and only if the parents approve and find some value in it. Their decisions about the safety of their children override the concerns of the students in a case like this. But I’m also not sure how much extra safety they are getting out of the deal in exchange for the potential anxiety being induced. And more than anything, it looks like the schools are simply looking for a way to qualify for bigger cuts of the tax dollar pie by proving how many bodies they can shove into the classrooms each week. So what do you think? Privacy issue? Funding scheme? Too much? Not enough? This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

SpaceX Dragon Capsule Blasts Off to Space Station
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Submitted at 10/8/2012 12:40:29 AM

• Oct. 7, 2012: A 71-second exposure as seen from Port Canaveral, Fla. AP/Florida Today • Oct. 7 , 2012: The Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket lifts off from space launch complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. AP Next Slide Previous Slide CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida – A commercial cargo ship rocketed into orbit Sunday in pursuit of the International Space Station, the first of a dozen supply runs under a mega-contract with NASA. It was the second launch of a Dragon capsule to the orbiting lab by the California-based SpaceX company. The first was last spring. This time was no test flight, however, and the spacecraft carried 1,000 pounds of key science experiments and other precious gear on this truly SPACEX page 42

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Here to stay: Chavez wins Venezuelan presidency (PHOTOS)
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Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrates from people's balcony at Miraflores Palace in Caracas.(Reuters / Jorge Silva)(37.7Mb) embed video Incumbent President, Hugo Chavez, has won Venezuela’s tightly-contested presidential elections, clinching a fourth term with over 54 per cent of the vote, according to the National Electoral Council. With more than 90 per cent of the ballot counted, election officials claim Chavez has won beyond doubt, with rival Henrique Capriles managing just 44,97 per cent of the vote. “ Thank you God! Thank you to everyone,” Chavez said on his Twitter account. Chavez will take office for a sixyear term beginning February 2013. The election appears to have seen an impressive turnout, with Tibisay Lucena, the National Electoral Council president, stating 81 percent of nearly 19 million registered voters, cast ballots. (Photo from twitter.com user @PresidencialVen) Capriles has congratulated Chavez on his victory and told followers not to feel defeated. "

We have planted many seeds across Venezuela and I know that these seeds are going to produce many trees,'' he told supporters in a speech late Sunday, AP reports. Joyful crowds of Chavez supporters cheered as the results were announced. Fireworks have been heard around the capital,

Caracas. “ Absolutely incredible. Everywhere I look fireworks are going off. The city won't sleep tonight,” RT’s Lucy Kafanov tweeted from the Venezuelan capital. Some regional leaders have already congratulated the president-elect with Bolivian

leader, Evo Morales – a personal friend of Chavez – saying on his Twiiter feed, “ Your victory is also ours. It is of South America and the Caribbean. Congratulations President Chavez!” Cuban President Raul Castro was also among the first to congratulate Chavez, the freshly-

reelected leader told the audience in a speech. Addressing to his supporters, Chavez pledged:“Venezuela will never return to neoliberalism, it will continue transition to the democratic socialism of the 21st HERE page 44

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operational mission. There was also a personal touch: chocolatevanilla swirl ice cream tucked in a freezer for the three station residents. The company's unmanned Falcon rocket roared into the night sky right on time, putting SpaceX on track to reach the space station Wednesday. The complex was soaring southwest of Tasmania when the Falcon took flight. Officials declared the launch a success, despite a problem with one of the nine first-stage engines. The rocket put Dragon in its intended orbit, said the billionaire founder and chief executive officer of SpaceX, Elon Musk. "It's driving its way to station, so that's just awesome," noted SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell. In more good news, a piece of space junk was no longer threatening the station, and NASA could focus entirely on the delivery mission. NASA is counting on private business to restock the space station, now that the shuttles have retired to museums. The space agency has a $1.6 billion contract with SpaceX for 12 resupply missions. Especially exciting for NASA is

the fact that the Dragon will return twice as much cargo as it took up, including a stockpile of astronauts' blood and urine samples. The samples -- nearly 500 of them -- have been stashed in freezers since Atlantis made the last shuttle flight in July 2011. The Dragon will spend close to three weeks at the space station before being released and parachuting into the Pacific at the end of October. By then, the space station should be back up to a full crew of six. None of the Russian, European or Japanese cargo ships can bring anything back; they're destroyed during re-entry. The Russian Soyuz crew capsules have limited room for anything besides people. Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX -- owned by PayPal co-founder Musk -- is working to convert its unmanned Dragon capsules into vessels that could carry astronauts to the space station in three years. Other U.S. companies also are vying to carry crews. Americans must ride Russian rockets to orbit in the meantime, for a steep price. Musk, who monitored the launch from SpaceX Mission Control in Hawthorne, Calif., called the capsules Dragon after the magical

Puff to get back at critics who, a decade ago, considered his effort a fantasy. The name Falcon comes from the Millennium Falcon starship of "Star Wars" fame. An estimated 2,400 guests jammed the launching center to see the Falcon, with its Dragon, come to life for SpaceX's first official, operational supply mission. Across the country at SpaceX headquarters, about 1,000 employees watched via TV and webcast. It was no apparition. "Just over a year after the retirement of the space shuttle, we have returned space station cargo resupply missions to U.S. soil," said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden Jr. SpaceX is shooting for its next supply run in January. Another company looking to haul space station cargo, Virginia's Orbital Sciences Corp., hopes to launch a solo test flight in December and a demo mission to the station early next year. Every time SpaceX or a competitor flies successfully, Bolden told reporters, "that gives the nonbelievers one more opportunity to get on board and root for us" and help enable

commercial launches for space station astronauts. This will further free NASA up to aim for points beyond low-Earth orbit, like Mars. "This was a big night," Bolden concluded. • Print • Email • Share • Comments • Recommend • Tweet Related Slideshow Meet the next-generation Dragon spaceship Share This Article Newsletter Signup Sign up for free e-mail news alerts from FoxNews.com and FoxBusiness.com. Newsletter Signup This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

Market Buzz: US jobs shine over European gloom
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Traders are pictured at their desks in front of the DAX board at the Frankfurt stock exchange.(Reuters / Reuters Staff) Investor optimism caused by better-than-expected stats on US unemployment is expected to carry into this week. However, European financial problems, mostly, of Spain and Greece, remain a drag. “We expect the positive dynamics to continue at the markets” this week, according to Veles Capital analysts. Russian floors closed Friday trading in an upbeat sentiment, with the RTS adding 1.77% to 1,509.29 and the MICEX going up 1.43% to 1, 477.60. A monthly report form the Labor Department came as the major market catalyst last Friday. Employment in non-agricultural industry grew in September by 114, 000, more than 113,000 MARKET page 44

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GOP, Dems Fight to Define Post-Debate Opinion
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• The fight to define the final weeks of the election and the impact of the last week’s presidential debate resumed Sunday with Republicans arguing President Obama’s economic policies have failed and Democrats saying Mitt Romney has yet to provide a specific plan to fix the economy. Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte told “Fox News Sunday” the recent dip in unemployment was largely the result of jobless Americans taking part-time work and that participation in the U.S. job market is at a historically low rate. “You cannot support a family on part-time pay,” said Ayotte, R.N.H., who called Mitt Romney’s performance in the debate Wednesday a “reset” of the presidential campaign. Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs was among several Democrats who acknowledged Sunday the economy was still growing too slowly. But he repeated the Obama team’s oftenused point about 31 straight weeks of job growth after inheriting an economy losing

hundreds of thousands of jobs per month. “Are we growing as fast as we’d like to?” Gibbs asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “No. But it takes a long time to dig out of this avalanche of tremendously bad decisions that preceded the Obama presidency.” Gibbs also argued that the debate showed Romney’s plan “is to go back to a failed economic theory of tax cuts for the very rich.” Gibbs also said on ABC’s “This

Week” that the foundations of Romney’s successful debate Wednesday night were “fundamentally dishonest.” Romney campaign adviser Ed Gillespie on the same show said Romney “laid out a plan for turning this economy around getting things moving again.” He also chided the Obama campaign staffers’ response to the debate. “They remind me a little bit of a 7 -year-old losing a checker game,

and then instead of being frustrated at the outcome, they sweep the board off the table,” Gillespie said. Gibbs, along with Maryland Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley, also argued that Romney has yet to explain how he will cut taxes by roughly $4.8 trillion without increasing the federal deficit and increasing taxes on the middle class. Though Romney has promised to close corporate loopholes, they

say he has yet to be specific about such a plan. Ayotte said Romney said in the debate that we would go to Congress for a partisan agreement on how to accomplish his plan. Election Day is five weeks away, with President Obama leading in the battleground states. However, polls following the debate show that lead lessening. O’Malley also repeatedly blamed GOP, page 44

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expected by Interfax. This was coupled by an inspiring unemployment statistics, with the unemployment rate dropping to 7.8% during the month, which marks a drop to below 8% for the first time since early 2009. A ministerial meeting of EU leaders scheduled for Monday and Tuesday will be one of the key market drivers early in the week. Among the major macrostats to be released the coming week is Wednesday’s Beige Book, the report by the Fed on current economic conditions, the Producers’ Price Index in the US, and the Producers’ Confidence Index by Michigan University, as well as industrial production in the EU on Friday. Asian stocks fell Monday as Europe's debt crisis continued to roil markets and the World Bank cut its growth forecasts for Asia. Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.7% to 20,872.04. South Korea's Kospi lost 0.7 % to 1,980.71 and Australia's S&P/ASX200 lost

0.3% to 4,480.10. Benchmarks in Singapore, Taiwan and mainland China also fell. New Zealand's rose. Markets in Japan were closed for a public holiday. The World Bank cut this year's growth outlook for developing Asia-Pacific economies to 7.2% from its May forecast of 7.6%. The outlook for China, the region’s biggest economy, was also downgraded. Now the bank expects its economy to grow 7.7 % in 2012, down from the previous May forecast of 8.2% growth. The bank cited weak global demand due to the lackluster US recovery and Europe's recession. Andrew Sullivan, principal sales trader at Piper Jaffray in Hong Kong, said protests in Spain and IMF concerns over Greece continue to worry investors. Tens of thousands of people marched in 56 Spanish cities Sunday to protest government budget cuts in a country experiencing its second recession

in three years and record high unemployment. Officials from the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank are currently in Greece assessing the country's progress in fulfilling the terms for receiving aid. If their report doesn't clear the way for the payment of the next 31-billioneuro (US$40 billion) tranche of the country's bailout, Greece could be forced to default on its debts and perhaps leave the euro. Greece has warned that it will run out of money next month if it does not receive its next scheduled loan. Greece is caught in a deep recession, and has unemployment of nearly 25%. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit the country this week for the first time since the European debt crisis unfolded. Merkel is unpopular in Greece because her government has been instrumental in pushing Athens to make

austerity cuts in exchange for its bailout loans. The US job market report notwithstanding, the country’s stocks ended mixed on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average added 0.2%, while the Nasdaq fell 0.4%. The S&P 500 ended little changed. European markets finished broadly higher on Friday with shares in France leading the region. The CAC 40 is up 1.64% while Germany's DAX is up 1.27% and London's FTSE 100 is up 0.74%. This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service — if this is your content and you're reading it on someone else's site, please read the FAQ at fivefilters.org/contentonly/faq.php#publishers. Five Filters recommends: Incinerating Assange - The Liberal Media Go To Work.

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the country’s economic problems on previous Republican President George W. Bush, whom O’Malley suggested left Obama in a longterm mess. O’Malley said Bush’s “failed policies” -- including entering two wars and an unsuccessful economic plan -- started the record unemployment. • Print • Email

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century!” Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.(Reuters / Jorge Silva) Six candidates competed for the presidency in the current election, however, since the very beginning opinion polls suggested the race was between just two potential leaders.Incumbent President Hugo Chavez, representing the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, has proven prominent, but opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, representing the Coalition for Democratic Unity, was biting at his heels throughout campaigning. Capriles is the first opposition candidate in Chavez’s 13 years in power. The current leader and his young pro-US rival were neckand-neck in opinion polls. Chavez was first elected in 1998 and since then has been waging what he calls a “Bolivarian revolution” towards socialism. He has received a lot of negative coverage from Western media, many regarding him as a HERE reactionary, seeking to cling to continued from page 44 power for another presidential internal policies. term. His controversial foreign In contrast, 40-year-old Capriles policies have provoked the anger resolved to radically change of the US on more the one Venezuelan foreign policy upon occasion. election, heralding a possible He has condemned the support of strengthening of ties with the US. the opposition in Syria and B o r n i n 1 9 7 2 , V e n e z u e l a n advocates Iran’s right to enrich politician and lawyer Capriles was uranium. In addition, he has been mayor of Baruta Municipality of a key figure in the movement for Caracas. Since November 2008 he Latin American integration and h a s b e e n g o v e r n o r o f t h e the exclusion of the US regarding HERE page 45 HERE page 44

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country’s Miranda state. Supporters of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez celebrate outside the Miraflores Palace in Caracas.(Reuters / Jorge Silva) Supporters of Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate Henrique Capriles react to the results of the election that pitted him against President Hugo Chavez, at Capriles' press center in Caracas.(Reuters / Christian Veron)

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YouTube advances cash for 60 more original channels in Europe and the US
Steve Dent (Engadget)
Submitted at 10/8/2012 1:33:00 AM

Google pulls in nearly $2 billion a year in YouTube advertising revenue, but that's still a drop in the bucket compared to the $60 billion earned by broadcast networks. To rely less on viral cat videos or "Gangnam Style" breakouts, the company has announced that it's advanced funds to content producers like

Jamie Oliver and Michael Cera to create 60 new original channels in France, the UK, Germany and the US. That's in addition to the 100 channels it already created last year, and Mountain View also said it would take that original launch up a notch in 2013 by providing even more funds to the most successful efforts by artists like Jay Z and Amy Poehler. The company didn't say exactly how much cash would be raining down

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