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Washington Extra – Tragedy in Alaska


Simon Denyer (Front Row nuggets in the survey too about to provide $26 billion to Under the new Dodd-Frank
Washington) who voters blame for the struggling states by closing tax financial regulatory overhaul
Submitted at 8/10/2010 5:48:25 PM economic mess. Bankers and loopholes for multinational law, bank regulators over the
Wall Street were identified by companies and cutting back next year will have to propose
There were three big stories 93 percent of voters as mostly or food assistance for the poor. The alternatives to the use of private
competing for our attention in partially to blame for the Democratic-controlled House credit ratings in their
Washington today. The first was economic downturn, while passed the bill on a largely party assessments of banks’ capital
the tragic death of former Bush’s administration was -line vote of 247 to 161 after levels.
Senator Ted Stevens in a small blamed by 86 percent. Obama, President Barack Obama urged To read the rest of the story by
plane crash in his home state of though, did not get off scot-free, lawmakers to send it to him to Dave Clarke, click here.
Alaska. Stevens, the longest with 69 percent of voters also sign into law. Productivity weakens in second
serving Republican senator ever, holding his administration at For more by Lisa Lambert and quarter
was on a fishing trip with Sean fault. director of the Office of Budget Matt Spetalnick, click here. Business productivity fell for
O’Keefe, the North American Here are our top stories from and Management and the Trade Democrats play defense in the first time in 1-1/2 years in
chief of European aerospace today… Representative under former battle over tax rates the second quarter and labor
giant and Airbus maker EADS, Fed takes fresh steps to support President George W. Bush, Barack Obama and fellow costs hardly rose, according to
who was among the survivors. fragile recovery leads Fisher 43 percent to 36 Democrats will be playing government data that underlined
Dominating eyeballs in the The Federal Reserve took fresh percent among likely voters less defense in what is a heated issue the halting pace of economic
financial markets was the steps to lower borrowing costs than three months before the this election season, whether to recovery. Falling output per
Federal Reserve’s surprise amid a softening economic Nov. 2 election for the open extend lower tax rates for the worker implies the economy is
decision to move back in the recovery, announcing it would Senate seat. rich during a waning economic operating less efficiently
direction of what it calls use proceeds from its maturing To read the rest of this story by recovery. Despite a risk of being because overall production is
“quantitative easing.” The Fed mortgage bonds to buy more John Whitesides, click here. perceived as coddling the rich below its potential.
will use cash from maturing government debt. The decision Former Senator Ted Stevens a n d f u e l i n g d e f i c i t s , For more by Glenn Somerville,
mortgage bonds it holds to buy to reinvest proceeds from the dies in Alaska plane crash Republicans have the upper click here.
more government debt. So for more than $1.3 trillion in Former Senator Ted Stevens, hand in selling renewal of lower Despite charges, Representative
now, there is no more talk of an mortgage-related debt the Fed who for decades had a leading tax rates for a small slice of Rangel is not resigning
“exit strategy” from the holds, an effort to keep market- hand in controlling the nation’s wealthy Americans, political Representative Charles Rangel
extraordinary monetary stimulus set borrowing costs down, purse strings, died in a small analysts say. The critical battle said he was not resigning in the
the central bank delivered represents a significant policy plane crash in his home state of will likely affect the November face of ethics charges and asked
during the financial crisis. It is a shift. Alaska, officials said. Alaska elections, where Republican for an expedited resolution of
significant policy shift for the For the full story by Pedro da Governor Sean Parnell said five hope they can win at least one his case before he has to face
Fed, and a sign it does not view Costa and Mark Felsenthal, people, including Stevens, died chamber in Congress. voters in November elections. “I
the recent slowing in the click here. in the Monday night crash and For the rest of this analysis by am not going away. I am here,”
economy as simply a soft patch. Republican Rob Portman leads four survived. Kim Dixon, click here. Rangel, a Democrat, said to
The third is our exclusive Senate race in Ohio For more of this story by Bank regulators move to some applause during a lengthy,
Reuters/IPSOS poll from Ohio, Ohio Republican Rob Portman Jeremy Pelofsky and Yereth replace credit rating rambling speech on the floor of
which showed Republican Rob holds a narrow lead over Rosen, click here. Banking regulators took a first the House of Representatives.
Portman holding a narrow lead Democrat Lee Fisher in a Senate House passes state aid bill step on the road to replacing the To read more of Susan
over Democrat Lee Fisher in a race marked by voter worries Obama is eager to sign use of private credit ratings to Cornwell’s story, click here.
race marked by, guess what, about a stumbling economy and The House of Representatives assess the soundness of banks, U.S. increases aid to Pakistan,
concerns over the economy and high unemployment, according gave final congressional w h i l e a l s o e x p r e s s i n g WASHINGTON page 3
unemployment. Interesting to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Portman, approval to an election-year bill nervousness about the transition.
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Republicans Portman, Kasich lead in Ohio races


Steve Holland (Front Row Portman leads Democrat Lee Portman and Fisher are battling
Washington) Fisher in the U.S. Senate race by to replace the retiring
Submitted at 8/10/2010 4:10:53 PM 43 percent to 36 percent in the Republican Sen. George
poll of likely voters, with less Voinovich and the Ohio seat is
Republicans Rob Portman, a than three months to go until the among about a half-dozen open
former White House budget Nov. 2 congressional elections. Republican seats the party must
director, and John Kasich, a Kasich has a 48 percent to 39 defend in competitive races.
former House member, so far percent lead over incumbent Photo credit: Reuters/Jason
are leading in their races for Democrat Ted Strickland in the Reed (steelworkers wait to meet
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How Nike's CEO Shook Up the Shoe Industry


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Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:31:49 PM

Photograph by Patrik Giardino


Nike's Mark Parker brings
together extreme talents,
whether they're basketball stars,
tattooists, or designers obsessed
with shoes.
"It still has moon-dust on it."
Mark Parker sounds like a
happy kid as he points to an
astronaut manual from the
Apollo mission inside his glass-
topped desk at Nike's
Beaverton, Oregon,
headquarters. Over his shoulder,
Keith Richards, at least the
version of the Rolling Stones
guitarist by German artist
Sebastian Krüger, feigns a with are creatives. I like the me," smiles Parker, sounding mid-'80s. John McEnroe, Kobe Putting his stamp on Nike as
boozy disinterest. "And here," eccentricity, to be surprised." decidedly un -- CEO -- like. Bryant, Olympic athletes, and forcefully as the much splashier
says Parker, swinging around in Whether artists or athletes, he And no, he doesn't check Nike's your high-school's cross-country cofounder Phil Knight did,
his chair, "is Jimi Hendrix's says he's attracted to people who share price daily, fret about 10- star -- he's shod them all. Parker has reorganized the
guitar." are "intense, maybe even Qs, or try to game the news Bryant, fresh from the Lakers' company into units based on
It is astonishing to see this shoe obsessed." He regularly hosts cycle, no matter what messes his play-off victory and his MVP particular sports, "a conscious
designer turned CEO in his dinners for about 25 artist athletes get into. Obsessed award in June, describes decision to sharpen each piece
natural habitat, surrounded by friends to just talk and kick people make messes. It goes meeting Parker, then Nike of the business so we're not
artwork he has commissioned or around ideas. One that emerged with the territory. copresident, in 2003 and some big fat dumb company,"
collected, mixed in with bits of from a get-together at his friend Obsession comes naturally to watching him whip out his he says; reshuffled its regions to
Nike history, such as the boots Lance Armstrong's house was Parker. As a champion teenage notebook to sketch while they put new emphasis on China and
Michael Keaton wore in the "Stages," a recent show of more marathoner, he routinely talked. "I knew right from that Japan; streamlined the reporting
1989 hit Batman. Next to Keith than 20 commissioned artworks modified his own running shoes that we were on the same page," process and removed regional
Richards is a bas-relief by that he and Armstrong cocurated in search of better performance. Bryant says. "He's not doing middle management; handled a
Missouri sculptor Kris Kuksi. in Paris to benefit the Lance Now, the designs he once called things just for innovation's sake. rare round of layoffs; and
Parker owns three of his pieces, Armstrong Foundation. Another his "delicate creations" are so He truly wants to optimize my weathered yet another scandal
one a blank-check commission. friend, artist Tom Sachs, deeply embedded in the success performance." involving a high-profile
"He just said, 'Do something delighted the crowd with of the company that he's lost Parker isn't an attention-seeking endorser. The company came
huge,' " says Kuksi, who met "Lance's Tequila Bike for track of the number of patents sort of CEO, so until now it has out of the recent downturn with
Parker at a gallery show in Girls," a modified Trek bike that he holds. One is for Visible Air been hard to get a sense of him. strong revenue numbers and
Philadelphia. dispensed tequila in technology, which he created as But the imprint he is making as earnings up 53% for the most
"Being a designer," says Parker, scatologically named shot a side project; it helped catapult CEO is turning out to be as
glasses. "Irreverence inspires Nike out of the doldrums in the meaningful as his design work. HOW page 6
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recent quarter. dominant player in sport shoes fortune-teller machine from trust and respect Phil, so I cutting the soles and
I met with Parker in Beaverton and apparel. The Kitchen is a Big," someone jokes. It does. decided to learn from it." Knight experimenting with foam and
just a few weeks after he and his free-range creative playpen, Parker and the team applaud explains that he thought it was homemade sock liners. He
executive team impressed with every type of tool, material, good-naturedly when the demo time for an outside look. "I'd turned, ironically, to sheets of
shareholders and analysts in machine, toy, instrument, actually works. Although the been CEO for almost 40 years. Nike-made waffle-sole material
their first public investor software, game, and alarm on his watch prompts him The company worked around that he got from local shoe-
meeting in three years. Parker inspirational image at the ready. to leave after an hour, Parker my idiosyncracies so much that supply shops. "I might run in an
used some big talk -- "Nike's Nike Free, the training shoe that continues to listen raptly to each they didn't know that they were Asics Tiger shoe and put a
infinite marketplace" -- to set mimics the benefits of running presenter, asking questions and idiosyncracies anymore." But waffle bottom on it," he says.
some big goals: increase sales barefoot, was born here. So was studying their wares. Afterward, Nike's unique culture chewed up "The cushioning was so much
by more than 40%, to $27 Flywire, the ultralight thread as I continue the Kitchen tour, I Perez in less than 18 months. better." He sounds wistful as he
billion by 2015; meet a set of system inspired by a suspension spot him, now very late, perched Sandy Bodecker, now VP of recalls his first pair of Nikes. He
equally ambitious sustainability bridge that has changed the way on the desk of a designer, Nike global design, was so got them by mail order. "Waffle
benchmarks; grow earnings 7% shoes are constructed. The chatting happily and poking unhappy on Parker's behalf that trainers, red with the white
a year; and keep 33,000 Kitchen is so secure that most through a pile of midsoles and he says he "made a vow never to swoosh. I put them on and ..."
employees thinking as nimbly as employees aren't allowed in. uppers. "I told you," says actually meet the guy." They he trails off.
possible. "It's like a framework The Kitchen and its earlier R&D Donaghu. once presented on the same The fourth of seven kids, Parker
as opposed to a process. We iterations are also where Parker Though Parker later tells us that stage -- Perez exiting left as grew up in a busy household in
need that organic-ness to be an spent most of his time before he not everything he saw at the Bodecker entered right. They Stamford, Connecticut. His
innovative company that's became CEO. "I think his heart meeting will get a green light, even stood shoulder to shoulder father was a lifelong IBM
continually challenging itself," is still here," says Michael he's careful not to shut people at the urinals in the men's room. engineer, his mother a
he says. He characterizes his Donaghu, director of footwear down at meetings. "I prefer to "I chose not to introduce psychiatric nurse. "I was a pretty
challenge as a struggle to mix innovation. "He still likes to just let people share what they're myself," Bodecker smirks. independent kid," he says, but
his right- and left-brain pop in and start talking to working on. And I don't like to Ultimately, Knight says, "Yeah, not particularly artistic. "I
strengths: "It's about balance." people about stuff that's on their embarrass anyone." He repeats a it was a mistake. We're not for thought maybe I'd be a
Infographic: Nike-Parker desks, particularly their side mantra I hear early and often: everyone." veterinarian or an environmental
But the sketchbook is never far projects. He can't help himself." Edit and amplify. "I'm trying to Parker came by Nike honestly, lawyer." After he graduated
away. "Always, always, the elite On the table in front of Parker amplify the innovation agenda the way that all the early from Penn State in 1977 -- he
athlete" -- the Jordans, the is an abundant display of shoes, further, and short-list the things employees got there, as a majored in political science
Bryants, the Armstrongs, whose sandals, gear, and what might be that will make the biggest "running puke" -- "even more because "I had to pick
unparalleled abilities make them a digital Etch a Sketch that you difference. That's an art and a extreme than a running geek," something" -- he was hired by
ideal lab rats for new products -- stand on; at the head of the science." he says -- lured by the siren Jeff Johnson, Nike employee
"still leads our design. What we room, under a drape, waits a Back in 2003, Phil Knight song of an unlimited supply of No. 1, and "took what was
learn from them is who we are," shiny prototype of a new image- passed over Parker for the top revolutionary shoes. In the mid- basically an avocation, design,
he says. Mark Parker, collector, transfer gizmo that will allow spot, bringing in an outsider, '70s, he was a champion runner and turned it into my life." He
CEO, cobbler to the gods. the swift customization of shoes William Perez, from S.C. for Penn State, part of what was worked in the company's dusty
Parker is sitting in on a product at retailers and special events. Johnson. It was a move that was then one of the most R&D facility in Exeter, New
meeting in Nike's secretive Unveiled, it lurches to life after widely misread as a snub. "It scientifically managed track-and Hampshire, testing products and
Innovation Kitchen, a think tank a few false starts; a mildly acrid didn't upset me," says Parker, -field programs in the country. enjoying the brotherhood of
for designers where athletic smell fills the room as the who was part of the team that At 6-foot-4, Parker brushed the athletes cum shoe dogs, trying
ambition, art, and a bit of mad machine's mother shyly explains vetted CEO candidates. "It scales at 130 pounds. "I looked to figure out what they and Nike
science are cooked into the stuff the process and affixes some art wouldn't be honest to say that I like a praying mantis," he says.
that has made Nike the to a sneaker. "It looks like the didn't think about it, though. I He customized his own shoes by HOW page 7
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were going to be when they all miler who broke all existing physics, chaos theory, and new generation of shoes. Their moment for the company and
grew up. Bodecker, the now records before he broke hearts business: "Her premise is that nickname inside Nike was the for Parker, too."
legendary codesigner of with his early death in 1975. the energy in an organization is "Speed Group," but Parker At the same time, an
Flywire, was a broke ski racer in Bowerman was famous for a product of the relationships recalls, "We also called unexpected audience for Nike
1980 looking to get his hands on brutalizing young designers between people" -- not creating ourselves the SWAT Team." was developing. Hip-hop artists,
cutting-edge training shoes bearing prototypes, whipping an org chart and then putting Working under spartan DJs, designers, and other
when he agreed to try the only out a scale and mocking the people into the boxes, which "I conditions, Parker pulled off a influentials were using the shoes
pair available, two-and-a-half weight or construction. He think is exactly backward." miracle -- a technology called that Parker and his team were
sizes too small, to get into greeted interlopers from Nike's The '80s were a mixed bag for Visible Air. The concept was creating to compete for nothing
Parker's testing program. ("I had East Coast outpost with rugged Nike. Parker describes the early simple on paper: Take the else than style points. The Air
no idea the shoes didn't fit," says bluntness. russia has siberia, '80s as a frantic time, with the cushioning element embedded Force One, which arrived in
Parker.) Former pole vaulter nike has exeter read a sign over company going through "some in Nike's existing Air series and 1982, turned the heads of
Tinker Hatfield was working as his desk. Parker largely escaped choppy water within a general cut a window in the sole so that uptown scenesters. "It looked
an architect at Nike when Parker Bowerman's wrath, partly industry malaise." Knight puts it people could actually different from any other
spied some sketches of shoes on because he was an actual more starkly. With net income understand the effect. The basketball shoe, white on
his desk and pointed him toward athlete, but mostly because he down 75% year over year in trouble is, the window kept white," says Don Cherry,
R&D. Hatfield is now the father was that good." I witnessed 1985, "Reebok had just gone by popping. "I was working on it as currently the managing partner
of some of the most iconic shoes more of the brutality than felt us in a fairly big way," he says. a side project," says Parker, and director of brand strategy
ever made, including the Air it," says Parker. "There was no "It was serious. We didn't like along with developing a cross- for the marketing firm Anomaly.
Jordan. filter from his brain to his that." And Nike wasn't the high- training shoe with Hatfield. (While at Wieden+Kennedy,
Parker's own success at Nike mouth. I found it really tech R&D emporium it is now. By 1986, Parker had a Cherry worked on the 25th
has had much to do with his refreshing to know what he was When Parker arrived from prototype ready, and Knight let anniversary of the iconic Air
philosophical alignment with the thinking." Parker's unusual Exeter's Siberia in 1981, it was him show it to the board. In Force One.) Then came the Air
company's other cofounder, Bill ability to remain calm in the more of a shoe shop. Donaghu, 1987, a suite of shoes called Air Jordan series. In 1985, the shoes
Bowerman, the very first face of passionate exchanges then a college runner, interned Max -- running and basketball were such a colorful deviation
cobbler to the gods. In 25 years has helped him thrive in an for Nike in 1988. He remembers models and Parker and from the basketball norm that
as track coach at the University environment filled with highly joining a small team that relied Hatfield's cross-training shoe -- Michael Jordan was fined
of Oregon in Eugene, competitive people driven to on mimeograph machines and debuted at a trade show to $5,000 by the NBA for wearing
Bowerman had only one losing succeed. But Bowerman's still telexed handwritten tremendous buzz. "Parker made them. A cult following was
season and trained 31 Olympic coaching technique -- he created instructions to the factories in a terrific product," Knight says. born, expertly stoked through
athletes. Subjecting his athletes personalized training programs Asia. "I finally brought my little That same year, Nike teamed marketing. In 1988, Mars
to rigorous study in the service for each athlete, unusual back Apple that I used in college just with ad agency Blackmon, director Spike Lee's
of making the perfect sneaker, then -- informs Parker's for documents," he says. "It was Wieden+Kennedy to make a alter ego, started appearing in a
he famously cooked up shoe management style to this day. "I the first computer in the design splashy ad called "Revolution," funny series of ads starring
soles using his wife's waffle spend a good deal of time part of Nike." set to the original Beatles song. Michael Jordan and directed by
iron. His sketches, brought to coaching executives now," he With Reebok breathing down The choppy, fast-cut black-and- Lee. The next year, Lee
Japanese manufacturers by his says. "Each person needs the the company's neck, white commercial mixed images referenced the fierce earnestness
new partner and former student something different to succeed. Darwinian battles were waged of everyday people and Nike of sneaker culture in Do the
Phil "Buck" Knight, became the It's a Bowerman approach." He for resources and support. While athletes, and outraged Beatles Right Thing when a character
first Nikes. His quirky, bespoke also mentions Margaret the company cast about for purists. "But it really made a melts down after his spotless Air
creations were worn by Nike's Wheatley, author of Leadership ideas, Parker, Hatfield, complete campaign," says Jordan Cement IVs are defiled
first famous elite athlete, Steve and the New Science, a meaty Bodecker, and a few others Knight. "Nike Air relaunched
Prefontaine, the explosive three exploration of Newtonian hunkered down to skunk-work a the whole brand. It was a huge HOW page 8
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by a clumsy Celtics fan. By the hearing from people that we something cool to debut for the that allows you to make creative tension inside Nike. A
time Jordan dazzled on the 1992 couldn't be relevant here," tattoo community in the third completely sustainable design software tool based on the index
Olympic Dream Team, the admits Parker. Acquisitions -- quarter,' " says Cherry. "Mark and footwear without any allows designers to see the
world wanted to be like Mike. Hurley for surfing in 2002 and gets the irreverent beauty of real cutting and stitching, without environmental impact of their
There was no one better poised Savier for skateboarding in 2004 artists and real subcultures." any archaic manufacturing design choices and gives them a
to amplify the sneaker's -- were not enough. "The mom- Parker refuses to take credit for processes. We're embedding all benchmark to shoot for. They
aesthetic appeal than Parker. and-pop specialty shops in Nike's hipster appeal. "I think it that thinking into the product." compete with one another as
"That was part of Mark's particular had a tough time goes back to Hayward Field," he But never at the expense of they work. "We're not creating a
genius," says Cherry. Parker believing a big corporation had says, referring to the early days performance. "The entire green product for the sake of
found a natural source of any business there. And we when Bowerman's home track at process becomes sustainable; it's doing it," he says. "We're
inspiration in his artist network, struggled, and it embarrassed the university was the best R&D not just a 'green' footwear line." creating a whole new way of
including graffiti artists Stash me. We weren't authentic." lab Nike had. "We used to make Hannah Jones, Nike's vice design." And the company is
and Futura 2000, artist and toy To build credibility with the wildest-looking shoes that president of corporate sharing what it is learning. In
designer Kaws, and even rapper skaters, Bodecker and Parker you couldn't buy," he recalls, responsibility, is Parker's 2005, Nike debuted a sneaker
Kanye West. The company tapped artists such as the Los and people would crowd around frontline commander, sitting a without the toxic solvents long
began churning out artist retakes Angeles graffiti-and-tattoo- the athletes as they queued up few doors away and reporting used to bind the sole to the shoe;
of classic Nike shoes, all highly design star known as Mr for a race to ask about their directly to him. Her first audit the formula for the new
collectible, deftly creating Cartoon to design limited- shoes. To this day, he says, discovered some $800 million a adhesive is now available
scarcity by meting out limited edition shoes, logos, and athletes understand the year in wasted materials. through the Green Exchange
supply to small specialty stores apparel. "I used to fly to Japan psychological advantage of the Working with Parker and that Parker announced at the
and ultrahip fashion retailers. in the '90s to buy the Air Forces aesthetics of what they wear. product designers, Jones and her World Economic Forum in
Parker's own top-shelf designs and Jordans you couldn't get "It's what people wanted then -- team -- which now numbers Davos this year. And in 2006,
for HTM, a collaboration with here," says 'Toon, who has to feel like they were special. some 130 -- examined all after a decade and a half of
Hatfield and Japanese designer inked Eminem, 50 Cent, and And that's grown into a whole processes for efficiency, research and millions of
Hiroshi Fujiwara, can sell to Christina Aguilera. "And now I global culture." toxicity, energy impact, and research dollars, the company
collectors for as much as $1,000 make them." Nike has allowed For all the hush-hush design safety. What has emerged is an removed a greenhouse gas
a pair. As the rich, famous, and him to create a platform, thinking and fashion lust its evolving series of metrics, the known as SF6 from its famous
fashionable began to sport holding specialty events in the products generate, Nike has had Considered Index, that helps Air pockets. There was no
colorful Nikes, clothing United States that advocate some not-so-secret problems, determine the environmental announcement.
designers began to retool their design and self-discovery to among them disgraceful impact of each item Nike Parker has become a visible
collections to accommodate the Latino youth. "We did 50 last working conditions, including makes. The company is now champion for sustainable
sneakerhead lifestyle. Fashion year alone," he says. Os child labor, in the Asian focusing on the supply-chain thinking and a quiet star at
designer Alexander McQueen Gêmeos, twin Brazilian street factories that produce the goods. and manufacturing elements that Davos, leading conversations
owned 150 pairs. artists, painted huge murals in Add on energy use and carbon impact working conditions in with CEOs from giants such as
The relationships with artists Europe for the 2006 World Cup inefficiency, and the need for the 20% of its contractors' General Mills, Kaiser
that Parker has built as a for Nike and created limited innovation is clear. Parker ticks factories that produce 80% of its Permanente, Renault-Nissan,
collector and fan have had an runs of shoes. Their work off a laundry list of goods. By 2011, Parker has Swiss Re, Telstra -- even
added benefit. For the better part appeals to the very crowd Nike opportunities, all related to promised, all shoes will meet a Facebook and Hunch.
of this decade, Nike had been is trying to impress. No design: "Materials, minimum standard. "But it's a "Populations are exploding.
trying to make inroads into overpriced marketing grunt componentry, construction never-ending challenge," he Emerging markets are getting
action sports, particularly the could pull off this kind of methods, manufacturing says. "There's no finish line." more power," says Parker.
highly insular skate market. authenticity. "It's not the kind of methods, the whole digital Nevertheless, he is delighted
"Our reps, especially, kept thing where you say, 'Get me revolution. Knitting technology that the index has inspired a new HOW page 9
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Disruptive change is on with music and his or her own wore Nikes," says Parker. He creepy," he says. "It was the are the people we're serving."
everyone's mind. "There's this workout stats -- distance, speed, smiles. voice of the athlete, and we're Parker has made sure that
internalization of how critical it calories, and so on. "Nobody When the conversation turns to committed to that." everyone knows that. Nine years
is to deal with sustainability. As remembers it, but it was a best Tiger Woods, though, Parker For Parker, the elite superstar ago, he recalls, "Phil wanted us
we're out here trying to wave the seller at the time," says Parker. gets serious. "I learned about it may be the lab rat of choice to to work on a new mission
flag, it's very satisfying to see (One look back at the online the way everyone else did," he start the design process, but his statement." The previous one --
that." reviews explains why nobody says of the messy swirl that heart remains with the "To be the No. 1 sports-and-
"And why the blankety-blank remembers it.) Jobs called became Woods's downfall. everyathlete. Paula Radcliffe, fitness company in the world" --
are you now in the MP3 Parker and didn't mince words: Parker, part of the Nike full- the British marathon star, was old news. Parker's choice:
business?" Parker is telling "Why are you doing this? It's court press that recruited Woods describes watching the CEO and "To bring inno-vation and
stories at dinner, this one about not your core business!" Parker as he turned pro, clearly likes his wife, a world-class runner inspiration to every athlete in
a call he got from Apple's Steve flew down to Cupertino for a him. "He sat right there," Parker who is now a high-school track the world. (And if you have a
Jobs. We are in a private dining face to face; what resulted from says, pointing to my chair. "I coach, at the national high- body, you're an athlete.)" He
room at one of Parker's favorite the meeting was Nike+, a nifty knew his dad." Still, when the school cross-country also put together nine maxims,
Portland restaurants. The waiter, sensor that goes in the bottom of news broke, Parker trod lightly. championships that Nike hosts quirky guiding principles for
also a bit of a pal, pops in a running shoe and feeds "We made efforts to connect every year. Elite athletes are Nike. The one he thinks about
periodically to check on us. And workout stats to an iPhone or with him. He went really quiet, invited to race with the kids and most is No. 6, "Be a sponge.
to chat up Parker. The waiter iPod and through social shut himself off from spend the day mingling with Curiosity is life. Assumption is
has six marathons under his belt, networks. Today, says Trevor everybody; so it was difficult." them. Despite the rainy Oregon death. Look around." It's a nod
and he's feeling hinky about the Edwards, Nike's VP of Ultimately, he says, Nike day, the Parkers eschewed the to his grandmother Helen
seventh. "San Francisco next marketing, social features allow handles issues like this on a case VIP tent. "They were going Parker, who spent hour upon
month," he pauses. "Hills." He millions of people to feel they're -by-case basis. "What does wild, and they seemed to know hour with her quiet grandson,
feigns a shudder. Parker smiles. part of the planet's largest what's happening mean to what everyone by name," says walking in the woods, sharing
That his world shifts easily from running club. "We now have 3 we should be doing? And, yes, Radcliffe. "They were as her observations about the
waiters to Mr Cartoon to Lance million members who have run character also matters." But, he inspired by the kids as they were world. "She was engaged and
Armstrong and back says a lot 182 million miles," he says. It says, "we didn't want to convict by any of us." learning new things until she
about the man. He is open, took 18 months, and Nike spent him through the media." And as "There's a certain energy and passed," Parker says. "That was
curious, and wanting to connect a rumored $1.6 billion on the Woods reemerged into his purity and passion in the always her advice to me. And it
with people doing their thing. launch. professional life, Parker didn't relationships between the really worked."
"You'll do great," he says. They But Parker saves the best part shy away. Nike released an ad parents, kids, and coaches, and
talk strategy. of the story for last. Jobs -- a with a silent and contemplative the love of team," Parker says.
Facing Jobs, however, Parker New Balance wearer who Tiger and a voice-over from his In their way, these folks are as
conceded defeat. Nike had typically shows up for only his now-deceased father. It was obsessed as a Kobe, or a
partnered with Phillips in 2003 own product extravaganzas -- instantly polarizing. "I knew Radcliffe. "It's as important for
to make an MP3 player that joined Parker onstage for the that it would be controversial. me to be there as with record
would help connect a runner Nike+ debut in 2006. "Oh, he Some people thought it was holders and Olympians. These

A Guide to Organizing Your Android Home Screen [Android]


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Android lets you add a lot of organizing it all can get
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Jeff Greene And His Reef-Destroying, Vomit-Caked, No


Good, Very Bad Yacht
Rachel Slajda (Business -- sailed there in 2005 and I got these rugby players. I got
Insider) dropped anchor right through these naked girls ... But then
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:54:09 PM the reef. [the dealer he met in
From a local news report: Amsterdam] saw how much of a
In a campaign season swelling The luxury yacht released a mess I was. He came in and
with populism, where very large anchor with kicked everybody out of my
candidates try to out-folk each approximately two hundred feet room! All the nude people, all
other and prove their anti-elitist of chain down to an estimated the people having sex. He said,
credentials, having a symbol of seventy-foot depth. In the 'I feel so bad I ever gave him
extreme wealth as potent as a process, the chain dismantled a that stuff.'"
145-foot yacht is already a large section of coral and as it It's important that Tyson never
liability. descended the swinging motion, mentions Greene's boat, and
It's way more of a liability if from side to side, continued to Greene told Politico that he has
your yacht has been involved in break off more sections of hard a "zero tolerance policy" for
a number of untoward episodes and soft coral and sponges. drugs. He added that Tyson
over the past decade -- if, like Belize's Department of often "peeled off" and went out
Florida Senate candidate Jeff Environment eventually levied a on his own.
G r e e n e , y o u r y a c h t h a s $1.87 million fine, but the Greene did, however, mention
destroyed part of a precious Summerwind was long gone. that he's paid "tens of thousands
Belizean coral reef, showed up The fine remains unpaid and the party yacht. When it went to partying. The employee,
of dollars" for Tyson's rehab.
"caked in vomit" in travel- case open. Confronted with the Cuba, everybody talked about however, sticks by his story,
But does it matter?
embargoed Cuba and, possibly, information by the the St the vomit caked all over the adding that Greene intentionally
It's hard to say how much the
fueled some of Mike Tyson's Petersburg Times, Greene's sides from all the partying going went to the banned country.
yacht scandals have hurt
less proud moments. on." (Cuba and the embargo, of
campaign asserted that it never Greene. They certainly haven't
Greene, who is vying for the even happened. Greene's Democratic primary course, is a hot-button issue
helped, but they'd have maybe
Democratic nomination in a race "Career politicians are attacking opponent, U.S. Rep. Kendrick among Florida's Cuban voters.)
hurt him more if Democrats
where most Dems will probably him with ridiculous stories Meek, asked him about Cuba at Tyson!
weren't turning en masse to
vote for Republican-turned- about something that didn't even their next debate. The boxer, who recently
Repbulican-cum-independent
Independent Charlie Crist happen five years ago on a boat "I was not on the yacht on the detailed his struggles with
Gov. Charlie Crist.
anyway, is a billionaire who h e w a s n ' t e v e n o n , ' ' s a i d trip you're talking about," addiction to Sports Illustrated,
Greene and Meek are about
made his fortune betting against campaign spokesman Luis Greene said. was the best man at Greene's
neck and neck -- in primary
t h e i m p l o d i n g s u b - p r i m e Vizcaino. Pressed, he said, His campaign, however, later wedding in 2007. And he's spent
matchups, favorability ratings
mortgage system. clarified that Greene was indeed a lot of time aboard the
"That's our position. That's our and in the general election,
Belize on the boat, headed past Cuba to Summerwind.
quote." where they're each trailing Crist
Belize is home to a diverse, Cuba the Bahamas, when the Tyson gave details of his
and Marco Rubio by big
protected barrier reef that This one started when former Summerwind had mechanical cavorting during the same
numbers.
Charles Darwin reportedly Summerwind deckhands told all problems. They docked in Cuba summer he spent a month on
The primary is Aug. 24.
called "the most remarkable reef to the Times, including this and Greene says he waited out Greene's boat: "This guy goes
Join the conversation about this
in the West Indies." The particular anecdote: "Mr. the days by visiting the Jewish and gets me a big rock of
Summerwind -- absent its owner Greene's yacht is known to be a community. cocaine. So pretty soon I got a JEFF page 12
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Facebook Plans to Rebroadcast Shows from U.K.'s Sexy


Channel Five
Kit Eaton (Fast Company) increased ad revenues for
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:23:37 PM Facebook.
But what does Five gain from
If you remember Fox's attempt this, other than a reduced
to integrate TV show content requirement to maintain and
and social media, from a promote its own online
broadcaster perspective, you'll rebroadcasting system? It's the
probably be having flashbacks social angle. Imagine posting a
that're filled with ick and horror. status update about the Five
It was disastrous. But that show you're watching, with a
doesn't mean a blend of the two link back to Demand Five's page
types of broadcasting system --it'll definitely drive more
isn't a good idea--there's a lot traffic to the Five page, and
that can be gained from a good that'll promote more ad sales. Be
social media-TV relationship. prepared (if you're a Brit) to see
And ready to take up the baton, more TV-related chatter in your
here comes the U.K.'s Channel Facebook stream. And if the
Five network. experiment is a success, which
Channel Five, which is the NewMediaAge deems the first exactly why Five is geo-locked, matters. it's likely to be, then expect TV
U.K.'s newest and last terrestrial broadcaster to try this too. The company is reportedly It's obvious what Facebook gets channels everywhere to quickly
broadcast, ad-supported national experiment. talking with Facebook to keep a from the deal: More users will get in on the act. Whether you
channel (launched in 1997), has The new system will only be role in ad-sales negotiations, so spend longer logged into its think that's a good thing or not,
revealed it'll be broadcasting its accessible to U.K. audiences, that it can make sure there's website in order to ogle Channel is up to you.
TV shows as a kind of "watch somewhat similarly to the enough revenue coming in, and Five's offering of soaps, re- To keep up with this news,
again" system inside an online BBC's geo-locked iPlayer that the ads are compliant with transmitted U.S. comedies, and follow me, Kit Eaton, on
media player. Nothing new initiative--though the BBC's the kind of public image Five soft core porn (well ... I jest, but Twitter.
there, except that the "Demand complex public entity status would prefer to project--much check into the company's history
Five" player will be embedded precludes it from international as it undoubtedly manages its and you'll see what I mean).
inside Facebook, making it what transmission, so we're not sure own over-the-air ad sales That means potentially

Cree Gets Creamed


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Deconfusinator: Google Ads on DirecTV? How


Does That Work?
Kit Eaton (Fast Company) the "smart TV" game, too,
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:43:03 PM attempting to turn plain-old
transmission-only TVs into a
Remember when DirecTV and two-way, Net-connected (and
TiVo were best pals? It didn't thus, Net ads-friendly) devices Video: James Franco
last. But now DirecTV has a with partnerships with Sony, Takes a Twilight Team
new big, bad mother of a best Intel, and so on ... so it makes and Dave Franco Talks
friend: Google. It'll be selling ad perfect sense for the company to
time on some of DirecTV's try to sew up the other end of Auditioning to Be
channels. But ... Google, the Net the market too--TV ads Edward Cullen!
giant, selling TV ads? themselves. It's certainly got the Molly (PopSugar)
The Associated Press is ad customer information
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:20:46 PM
reporting that DirecTV and available to it, possibly helping
Google have just entered into a it decide which ads to pitch at James Franco plays coy but
big new deal about selling which audiences, and it's got a eventually reveals he's Team
advertising on its Bloomberg, vast ad-selling mechanism Edward while his younger
Fox Business, Centric, Fuel, G4, already in place. Adding brother Dave reveals he
Current, Ovation, Fit, Sleuth, DirecTV into it won't stress it auditioned for the part of
Chiller, and TV Guide feeds too much, just as it unburdens Edward Cullen and is glad he
(not all its channels, but a broad gives Google a huge leg-up into emerging from Apple and others
DirecTV of having to do much didn't get it in a series of videos
cross-section of TV genres). the TV ads business--extending in the nascent mobile Net
of its own ad selling. shot for Esquire magazine.
What you may not remember is its reach to some 19 million new advertising space, Google
And, finally, it helps paint the Watch the adorable siblings on
that Google already has a TV ad households via DirecTV's probably should look to TV to
picture of a potential push by PopSugar Rush!
-selling division and has deals subscriber base, effectively expand its ad business. Because,
Google to become TV's go-to
with some 98 other cable tripling the ad audience it was lest we forget, though Google is
broker.
channels. reaching. And with the Net famed for its search engine, it's
To keep up with this news,
DirecTV("America's #1 advertising space all but sewn really a giant ad-generating
follow me, Kit Eaton, on
satellite TV service"), however, up, and hot competition machine. It's already playing in
Twitter.
JEFF
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and views) a decade, transactions taking this reversal to the financial tough.
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observable realm of the official pushing more people in OECD article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
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Smartphone Sex Files II: The Droid Lovers Strike Back


David Zax (Fast Company) maybe it is because we have one-night stands. “I’m married,
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:19:06 PM porn,” wrote Android Central’s monogamous, and have more
Kyle Gibb. Others were quick to sex than most single people. 3 -
Do iPhone users get more sex, point out that correlation does 5 x per week,” an Android
or are they just more not equal causation, and it may Central commenter helpfully
promiscuous? simply be that “people who tend illustrated. (“The downside is I
That renowned institute for to score a lot more, for whatever still have a BlackBerry,” he
social scientific research, reasons, might also be the type added.)
OkCupid, yesterday caused a inclined to get iPhones for some So FastCompany.com would
stir with data purportedly of those same reasons.” Still like to revise our prior
showing that iPhone users others, without disputing the declaration that iPhone users
totally get more laid than findings, sought to overturn have more sex, purely
Android and BlackBerry users. them in future surveys by quantitatively speaking, than
The news was picked up, well, changing user behavior now: others--a conclusion impossible
just about everywhere. “go out and have sex,” to reach definitively until further
concerns interpretation of the partners. Droid partisans have
As often happens in science, the commanded Android Police’s research is conducted. Let's
data. Though many outlets, been insistent on this point; after
study has provoked controversy, Aaron Gingrich. “We can’t have hope OkCupid gets a fat grant
including our own, reported that all, someone who has sex
drawing a rapid response from those iPhone asshats showing us sometime soon.
iPhone users had more sex than thousands of times with a single
other researchers in the field. up that badly.” others, in fact the study only partner certainly has more sex
Some sullenly looked for The most compelling objection measures number of different than someone who has a dozen
explanations. “Who knows, to the OkCupid study so far

U.S. Military Will Change the Face of Computing, One


Exaflop at a Time
Suzy Evans (Fast Company) firms it wants to build exaflop evolutionary approach" of
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:35:04 PM computers. The fastest computing. In other words, the
supercomputer in the world, the government agency plans to
What could you do with an Cray Jaguar (above), currently defy Moore’s Law, which states
exaflop computer -- one that has a processor speed of little that the number of transistors
could perform a quintillion more than a petaflop -- a that can be placed on an
calculations a second? Cure thousand times slower than an integrated circuit will double
cancer? Map out the entire exaflop. every 2 years. The exaflop
future history of climate The contracts are part of computers should be completed
change? Find God? DARPA's Ubiquitous High in prototype by 2018, meaning
We may be about to find out. P e r f o r m a n c e C o m p u t i n g we'll see a thousandfold increase
T h e D e f e n c e A d v a n c e d (UHPC) program. The goal: to computers will help increase the to chart climage change and in power. What we do with that
Research Projects Agency reinvent the face of computing productivity of Department of help with renewable biofuel power is anyone's guess -- and a
(DARPA), the agency that with machines that will be up Defense missions. But its remit research. science fiction-writer's dream.
brought us the Internet, has to 1,000 times more energy could grow much wider, very DARPA wants to go beyond
awarded the first grants to e f f i c i e n t . I n i t i a l l y , t h e s e fast. The Jaguar has been used the “limitations of the current
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Seriously? Eric Schmidt Thinks Citigroup Singled Out


There Should Be No Anonymity for a Long-Term
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CHART OF THE DAY: For Mobile TV, Screen Size Does


Matter (AAPL, GOOG, RIMM)
Dan Frommer (Business Google Android devices also Here's What Mark Hurd's
Insider) outperformed (126 minutes) the Legacy Could Have Been If He
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:51:00 PM likes of Apple's iPhone (78 Hadn't Blown It On An E-List
minutes) and RIM BlackBerry Actress
World Cup viewing data from devices (65 minutes). Given that • CHART OF THE DAY:
mobile TV company MobiTV most -- if not all -- of the 5-inch- Skype Is A Real, Live Growth
backs up the obvious: The screen devices on the market are Company
bigger the screen on a mobile Android-based, there's probably • CHART OF THE DAY: IAC
advice, the better a TV-watching some correlation there. As Good An Investment As
experience it'll be. Lastly, people were watching a Apple So Far This Year
Those with 2-inch screens lot of the World Cup on their
watched, on average, 61 minutes phones at work. Weekday than 72% of total viewing, on Twitter:@chartoftheday
of the World Cup via MobiTV, games played at 2:30 p.m. ET according to MobiTV. Join the conversation about this
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CHART OF THE DAY: Markets Lose Faith In Ben


Bernanke's Deflation-Fighting Skills
Vincent Fernando, CFA and chart below is also a barometer success or failure of Ben
Kamelia Angelova (Business of the market's confidence in Bernanke's latest move. If
Insider) Mr. Bernanke's deflation- inflation expectations keep
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:46:00 PM fighting credentials. falling in the months ahead, his
The chart below shows the While there's been some gambit failed. If they rise, say
market's inflation expectations volatility, since the end of April back to 2%, then he'll have
for the next five years. It is the we can see that Bernanke's succeeded. Today wasn't off to a
'5-Year TIPS Spread', which is deflation-fighting credentials good start, given that inflation
the difference between the yield have deteriorated. Inflation expectations fell, but it will take
on a 5-year U.S. government expectations have fallen from a few months to make a fair
bond and that of a 5-year 2% in late April to 1.5% now, as assessment.
signaled that he will keep easy- reverse the decline in inflation
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Rock hall to mark


Conservative Congressmen Take Stand Against anniversary with
Federal Judge's Marriage Ruling Elvis exhibit (AP)
(Society) approved marriage definition the millions of Americans who metric, opposite-sex couples are (Yahoo! News: Most Viewed)
Submitted at 8/10/2010 9:58:43 PM unconstitutional. have voted on this issue, but the not better than their same-sex Submitted at 8/11/2010 5:23:07 AM
The resolution calls for an history of marriage itself." counterparts; instead, as
A group of conservative appeal and outlines how over Proposition 8 was passed by 52 partners, parents and citizens, CLEVELAND – The Rock and
c o n g r e s s m e n a n d w o m e n half the states in the country percent of California voters in opposite-sex couples and same- Roll Hall of Fame plans to
s u b m i t t e d o n T u e s d a y a have codified in their state November 2008. The California sex couples are equal. celebrate its 15th birthday with a
resolution stating that the constitutions the legal definition Supreme Court last year rejected In continuing, Walker added, look back at the year rock's king
federal judge's decision to strike of marriage as between one man lawsuits against the amendment, "In the absence of a rational turned 21.
down California's Proposition 8 and one woman and that every ruling that it was not an illegal basis, what remains of An exhibit of photos taken of
is wrong. state whose voters have constitutional revision by the proponents’ case is an inference, Elvis Presley in 1956 by Alfred
"We really need to ask ourselves c o n s i d e r e d t h e i s s u e n o w people nor unconstitutional. amply supported by evidence in Wertheimer will open Sept. 13
the question: are we now in the prohibits same-sex marriage. Two of the nation's top the record, that Proposition 8 at the hall.
position of giving a judge the It also accuses Judge Walker of litigators – Theodore B. Olson was premised on the belief that The hall said Tuesday that the
decision to decide whether or failing to conduct himself in an and David Boies – filed a same-sex couples simply are not pictures offer a record of a
not the American people are impartial manner and allowing a lawsuit in federal court on as good as opposite-sex couples. defining period for rock and
rational when they go to the handful of activists to void a behalf of one gay couple and Whether that belief is based on roll's most enduring figure.
voting booth and make their c o n s t i t u t i o n a l a m e n d m e n t one lesbian couple, arguing that moral disapproval of They show Presley in public and
w i s h e s k n o w n , " M i c h e l e protecting traditional marriage, Proposition 8 violates the U.S. homosexuality, animus towards in private as he started to break
Bachmann (R-Minn.) posed to thus eliminating "the core of the Constitution's guarantees of gays and lesbians or simply a through nationally.
reporters Tuesday. American democratic system." equal protection and due process belief that a relationship The rock hall says visitors also
"It certainly seems the answer The Family Research Council, of the law. between a man and a woman is will see a new display of nearly
would be in the negative." a conservative Christian group, Siding with the plaintiffs, inherently better than a 30 Presley artifacts on loan from
The House resolution was lauded the resolution. Walker concluded that relationship between two men or the Graceland Archives.
sponsored by Lamar Smith (R- "As the resolution points out, Proposition 8 is irrational two women, this belief is not a They include a shirt and belt the
Texas), the ranking Republican Judge Walker is a single judge because it singles out gays and proper basis on which to singer wore for 1970 rehearsals,
o n t h e H o u s e J u d i c i a r y who thinks he knows better than lesbians for unequal treatment. legislate." Continue » and a Memphis, Tenn.,
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New superbugs spreading from South Asia: study


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Submitted at 8/11/2010 3:06:07 AM resistant bugs. community-acquired urinary "There are few new anti-Gram-
In the new study, led by Walsh tract infections, and K. negative antibiotics in
PARIS (AFP) – Plastic surgery and Madras University's pneumoniae, and was development, and none that are
patients have carried a new class Karthikeyan Kumarasamy, impervious to all antibiotics effective against NDM-1," the
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were already difficult to treat suspect symptoms, they found plasmids, that can be easily procedures in India should be iOS: Grocery iQ builds and
have become even more 44 cases -- 1.5 percent of those copied and transferred between screened for multi-resistant manages your grocery shopping
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Atheists Advertise: Imagine No NY police find live cat


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the public that it's OK to sleep jumped from 8.2 percent in Police say he told them he was
in on Sundays, among other BUFFALO, N.Y. – Police say a going to cook Navarro. Korkuc
1990 to 15 percent.
things.(Photo: Freedom From traffic stop led to animal cruelty also told officers a number of
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Religion Foundation) charges after they found a live things that didn't make sense,
Some of the messages are religious services, more than
Freedom From Religion cat "marinating" in oil and including that his neutered male
designed with a stained glass half (56 percent) of nonreligious
Foundation's "Imagine No peppers in the trunk of a car. cat was pregnant.
window motif. Americans believe in God and
Religion" billboard is seen here Buffalo police say officers Animal advocates have cleaned
"We want our billboards to be 49 percent pray regularly,
in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. heard the cat meowing when Navarro and put him up for
attractive, since our messages according to sociologist Bradley
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Colorado Democrat Bennet escapes anti-incumbent mood


(Reuters: Top News) colleagues earlier this year. dollars into the race. She beat recorded phone calls on win Colorado in a walk. Sterling
Submitted at 8/11/2010 7:30:26 AM Both Democrats had high- former Representative Rob Bennet's behalf. Obama won the Greenwood/AspenFreePress
profile support. Bennet was Simmons for the right to face state by eight percentage points Aug 11, 2010 2:03am EDT
President Barack Obama shakes backed by President Barack Democratic state Attorney over Republican John McCain If the presidential election were
hands with Colorado Senator Obama, and Romanoff had been General Richard Blumenthal in in 2008. held again today, Obama would
M i c h a e l B e n n e t d u r i n g a endorsed by former President November. Bennet, a former Denver win – a walk.
fundraiser for Bennet in Denver Bill Clinton. McMahon, who promises to schools chief, had been a Aug 11, 2010 5:09am EDT
February 18, 2010. Bennet will face former spend up to $50 million of her relative unknown in state Is anyone suprised that Vince
Credit: Reuters/Kevin prosecutor Ken Buck in own money on the election, was political circles when he was McMahon’s wife won a
Lamarque November. Buck won the the chief executive of World appointed to the Senate last year republican primary? I mean
By John Whitesides Republican Senate nomination Wrestling Entertainment Inc, to replace Ken Salazar, who the WWE is a fine example of
WASHINGTON| Wed Aug 11, o v e r f o r m e r C o l o r a d o which produces staged became Interior Secretary. the people
2010 8:30am EDT Republican Lieutenant spectacles featuring scantily Romanoff, who sold his house who the republinuts concentrate
WASHINGTON(Reuters) - Governor Jane Norton, who had clad women and heavily to pay for a tough final round of on with their attack adds and
Democratic Senator Michael the backing of most of the state's muscled wrestlers who anti-Bennet television ads, phoney patriotism. Give them
Bennet of Colorado bucked a Republican establishment. sometimes bash each other with embraced the role of outsider liberty or give them a choke
national anti-incumbent mood to Buck is one of several folding chairs. and said he would be a better slam. Again, we really need to
beat an insurgent challenger on conservative Tea Party-backed Democrats said her wrestling advocate for Colorado. Clinton focus on education in this
Tuesday, and a Tea Party- candidates who have scored past would be a prime issue in had recorded phone calls for country!
backed conservative narrowly w i n s f u e l e d b y v o t e r the November race to replace Romanoff. Aug 11, 2010 7:03am EDT
defeated an establishment unhappiness with Washington retiring Democratic Senator In Georgia, Nathan Deal The only choice we have is
favorite in the state's Republican over high government spending Chris Dodd. narrowly led Karen Handel in www.ronpaulforpresident.com
Senate primary. and Obama's ambitious agenda. "As the former WWE CEO, the Republican runoff for He is the only one who can save
In Connecticut, wealthy former Buck, a former prosecutor, won McMahon built an empire governor with nearly all this country
wrestling executive Linda despite being caught on tape peddling violent, sexually precincts reporting. That race Aug 11, 2010 9:31am EDT
M c M a h o n e a s i l y w o n t h e complaining about Tea Party explicit material that glorified had become a proxy battle Let’s face it, this is a slanted
Republican Senate nomination "dumb-asses" who question the exploitation of women, and between potential 2012 article. How can you say he
over a former congressman in whether Obama was born in the the mentally disabled," Republican presidential escaped the anti-incumbent
t h e l a t e s t i n a s t r i n g o f United States. Democratic Senator Robert contenders. mood in this country when he
Republican primary victories by Democratic control of Congress Menendez, head of the Senate Handel was endorsed by former was appointed only 2 years ago?
anti-establishment outsiders. and the ability to push Obama's campaign committee, said after Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, The anti-incumbent mood is
The Colorado and Connecticut legislative agenda will be up for her victory. the 2008 vice presidential directed towards those politicans
Senate races were the highlight g r a b s i n t h e N o v e m b e r 2 In the Democratic race for nominee. Deal, a former U.S. who have been in office for 10+
of primary voting in four U.S. elections, when all 435 seats in governor, former Stamford representative, was backed by years and who are more attached
states. Voters in Georgia and the House of Representatives, Mayor Dan Malloy defeated former Arkansas Governor Mike to special interest groups than
Minnesota also chose candidates 3 7 S e n a t e s e a t s a n d 3 6 businessman Ned Lamont. Huckabee and former House their constituents.
to square off in November's governorships will be on the Among Republicans, Speaker Newt Gingrich. Give an honest analysis and
midterm elections. ballot. businessman Tom Foley won (Additional reporting by Scott stop trying to protect this
In Colorado, Bennet beat liberal A WRESTLING PAST the nomination as governor. Malone in Boston; editing by President and his party. The
former Colorado House Speaker In Connecticut, McMahon In Colorado, Bennet's win was Todd Eastham) mood is strong and it will be
Andrew Romanoff to dodge a easily won the Republican a welcome political victory for Aug 10, 2010 11:44pm EDT reflected in this Nov’s election.
wave of anti-Washington anger Senate nomination after pouring Obama, who campaigned, If the presidential election were COLORADO page 23
t h a t b u r i e d t w o S e n a t e tens of millions of her own filmed television ads and held again today, Obama would
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U.N. warns of second wave of Pakistani flood deaths


(Reuters: Top News) battling a deadly Islamist for my son?" Hassan, a father of symbolism," he said in an (Additional reporting by
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:34:17 PM militancy. 10, told Reuters before rushing opinion piece for The Wall Kamran Haider in
Aid agencies have complained into a throng jostling around a Street Journal. ISLAMABAD and Sahar
Residents evacuting through of a lackluster donor response to truck that arrived with rations of The British government had Ahmed in KARACHI; Writing
flood waters dodge an army t h e c r i s i s w h i l e a U . N . cooked rice. pledged $24 million in aid, by Robert Birsel; Editing by
truck carrying relief supplies for s p o k e s m a n s a i d h e l p w a s ECONOMIC DAMAGE following his meeting with Michael Georgy and Sanjeev
flood victims in Pakistan's n e e d e d s o o n . The International Monetary Prime Minister David Cameron, Miglani)
Muzaffargarh district in Punjab "If we do not respond soon Fund has warned of major the Pakistani leader said. He had Aug 11, 2010 12:49pm EDT
province August 11, 2010. enough to the urgent needs of economic harm and the Finance also been in touch with the U.S. What people in the media
Credit: Reuters/Adrees Latif the population, if we do not Ministry said the country would government, which has quickly forget is that citizens of
By Faisal Aziz provide life-saving assistance as miss this year's 4.5 percent gross promised $55 million. the west (Europe and US) are
SUKKUR| Wed Aug 11, 2010 soon as is necessary, there may domestic product growth target Pakistan's military, which has victims of a global Islamic
1:34pm EDT be a second wave of death though it was not clear by how ruled the country for more than Jihad, both covert, using sharia
SUKKUR Pakistan (Reuters) - caused by diseases and food much. half of its 63-year history, has and overt, through terror (9/11,
The United Nations appealed on s h o r t a g e s , " s a i d U . N . Pakistani stocks ended 0.17 taken the lead in relief efforts, 7/7 bombings, etc.) consistently
Wednesday for $459 million in humanitarian operations the percent down at 9,875.68 as the reinforcing the faith many by the Jihadis who are trained
aid for flood-hit Pakistan, spokesman Maurizio Giuliano. economic costs of the disaster Pakistanis have in their armed and robustly supported by our
warning of a second wave of Hundreds of roads and bridges rattled investors. the market has forces and highlighting the “ally”, wink-wink, Pakistan, as
death among sick, hungry have been destroyed from lost 5.37 percent since the comparative ineffectiveness of revealved by WikiLeaks and
survivors unless help arrived northern mountains to the plains floods began. civilian governments. countless other authentic
quickly. of the southern province of The United Nations says the Analysts say the armed forces sources, yet ignored, sugar-
Roiling floods triggered by Sindh, where the waters have disaster is the biggest the would not try to take power as coated and masked by our
unusually heavy monsoon rain not yet crested, meaning the country has faced and it would they have vowed to shun politics media, politicians and
have scoured Pakistan's Indus situation could get worse. cost billions of dollars to and are busy fighting militants. government officials. Yet the
river basin, killing more than Countless villages and farms rehabilitate the victims and U.S. military helicopters have good hearted benevolent people
1,600 people, forcing 2 million have been inundated, crops rebuild ruined infrastructure. been airlifting survivors in an of Britain and the US have
from their homes and disrupting destroyed and livestock lost. In Giuliano said he was optimistic effort that may win Washington emptied their pockets on
the lives of about 14 million some places, families are aid would arrive and $150 some supporters in Pakistan, repeated occasions to help
people, or 8 percent of the huddled on tiny patches of water million had already been where anti-American sentiment Pakistan, and our taxes in the
population. -logged land with their animals pledged. The U.N. World Food runs high. billions have been donated by
President Asif Ali Zardari, surrounded by an inland sea. Program needs $150 million to "Let's not talk about politics. We our unwittingly stupid
whose government has come in On the outskirts of the city of feed six million people for three were trapped here and they politicians to Pakistan as a
for harsh criticism for its Sukkur, in Sindh, hundreds of months. came to evacuate us," said gesture of goodwill with no real
perceived sluggish response to people waited for food supplies Zardari, under fire for his Abdul Rehman, 37, rescued by a return for decades, while all that
the disaster, defended a decision at a tent camp. government's perceived sluggish U.S. helicopter after being the Pakistani leaders both
to travel abroad as the floods "I can't find my 12-year-old son. response to the floods, defended stranded with a new-born baby military and civilian have done
began, saying he helped focus I've been to my village with his decision to travel to France and wife. is siphoned off hundreds of
international attention on the soldiers on a boat but there was and Britain at the end of last "They're doing good. Let's billions dollars meant for the
plight of the victims. no sign of him," said farmer month. appreciate them." people of Pakistan to their
The floods, the worst in the Mohammad Hassan. "Some have criticized my The United States needs a private foreign bank accounts
region in 80 years, have raised "I'm so worried. I don't know decision, saying it represented stable Pakistan to help it end a consistently for the past 63
fears for the prospects of the what to do. Should I take care aloofness, but I felt that I had to nine-year war by the Taliban in U.N. page 23
nuclear-armed U.S. ally already my family here or go and look choose substance over Afghanistan.
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Florida AG proposes tougher illegal immigrant curbs


(Reuters: Top News) officials to check a suspected controversial provisions, immigration status while setting maybe they will send them to
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:01:00 PM illegal immigrant's status in the handing a victory to the Obama bond and sentencing. It foresees Cuba.
course of a stop, or a violation administration, which argued enhanced penalties against Aug 11, 2010 10:50am EDT
Pedro Zapeta, a Guatemalan of another law. This goes the measure was illegal aliens who commit Barry Soetoro is not going to be
illegal immigrant, washes dishes beyond the existing situation in unconstitutional. further crimes in Florida, happy.
at the kitchen of a restaurant in the state where officers are DISCRIMINATION FEARS In addition, the bill requires Aug 11, 2010 10:51am EDT
Stuart, Florida October 17, allowed to check immigration According to his office, Florida businesses to check on Bravo! It is economics not the
2007. status, but not required to. McCollum's proposed Florida immigration status of workers. racism that government
Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria Florida, especially its southern legislation offers more teeth Some Hispanic associations and controlled news like to spout. I
By Barbara Liston portion, is a major U.S. than the Arizona law by giving migrant groups in Florida have am ashamed of elected officials
ORLANDO| Wed Aug 11, migration destination for judges and law enforcement condemned the Arizona law and who encourage disregard for the
2010 1:01pm EDT nationals from the Caribbean officers more tools in dealing warned of damaging law and ignore the will of the
ORLANDO Florida (Reuters) - and Latin America, making it a with illegal immigrants, from consequences if similar people. Illegal should be illegal.
Florida Attorney General Bill cultural and racial melting-pot. bond rulings through to measures are introduced here. Aug 11, 2010 10:52am EDT
McCollum on Wednesday Many migrants work in the sentencing. Obama and his fellow Be careful, this “one-step
proposed tougher curbs against Sunshine State's $9 billion citrus His office said the Florida Democrats back a further” just may be a reason for
illegal migrants in his melting- sector, or in other farm proposal also was strengthened comprehensive reform of it NOT to pass, thereby not
pot state which he said would go industries and tourism. against "potential constitutional immigration policy to tighten getting a bill at all. I’m not sure
"one step further" than a similar In the U.S. Senate and House of challenges." It addressed the border security, but also to I trust mcCollum.
contested Arizona law. Representatives, Democrats objections raised by the federal allow the 11 million illegal Aug 11, 2010 10:52am EDT
The proposal by McCollum, hold majorities. But public judge in the Arizona case by immigrants working in the (Reporting by Barbara Liston;
who is lagging in a race to opinion polls show Republicans clarifying better the "reasonable United States to get onto a path Editing by Pascal Fletcher and
become the Republican gaining ground with an agenda suspicion" circumstances in to citizenship. Vicki Allen) – The editors may
candidate for governor, was that includes calls for cracking which officers should check (Writing by Pascal Fletcher, have used spellcheck on this
certain to thrust Florida into the down on illegal immigration. immigration status. Editing by Jackie Frank) story and called it good-to-go,
heated immigration debate that McCollum's office said the The Arizona law sparked fierce Aug 11, 2010 10:32am EDT but they sure as hell didn’t
is a major issue ahead of proposed Florida legislation protests by immigrant Here we go again. How question whether or not it had
November 2 midterm goes "one step further" than a supporters and civil rights appropriate that the dominoes any details about the proposal.
Congressional elections. similar law introduced in groups, who said it encouraged have begun to fall in Florida. *We welcome comments that
"This legislation will provide Arizona, which has triggered racial discrimination against Aug 11, 2010 10:37am EDT advance the story directly or
new enforcement tools for protests and a constitutional foreign immigrants. How does it go “one step with relevant tangential
protecting our citizens and will challenge from President Barack Anticipating this criticism, further?” information. We try to block
help our state fight the ongoing Obama's administration. McCollum's office said his Aug 11, 2010 10:40am EDT comments that use offensive
problem created by illegal "I think Arizona is going to proposal for Florida "will not Thanks for not supplying any language or appear to be spam
immigration," McCollum said, want this law," McCollum said. allow for racial profiling." facts and letting me know what and review comments frequently
presenting the proposed Earlier this year, the Arizona The proposed legislation's to think. to ensure they meet our
measures at an event in Orlando. legislature passed a law to try to provisions require that aliens Aug 11, 2010 10:42am EDT standards. If you see a comment
"Florida will not be a sanctuary drive illegal immigrants out of carry immigration The president disputing the that you believe is irrelevant or
state for illegal aliens," added the state and stem the flow of documentation or face a Constitution?…wow! inappropriate, you can flag it to
McCollum, accompanied by human and drug smugglers over possible misdemeanor penalty Aug 11, 2010 10:43am EDT our editors by using the report
Representative Will Snyder. the border from Mexico. of up to 20 days in jail for the Yep, how are they going one abuse links. Views expressed in
The legislation will require A federal judge has since first offense. step further? I doubt that they FLORIDA page 22
Florida law enforcement blocked the Arizona law's most It allows judges to consider are going to shoot them, but
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official, a Guantanamo detainee s e n t e n c e i n s o l i t a r y be. helping the al Qaeda leader
runs inside an exercise area at c o n f i n e m e n t . The judge directed that Qosi escape U.S. forces in the Tora
the detention facility at His plea deal required the remain in Camp Four for 60 Bora mountains of Afghanistan.
Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval convening authority overseeing days while the military works Qosi is 50 and potentially faces
Base April 27, 2010. the trial to recommend that Qosi out where he would serve the a maximum sentence of life in
C r e d i t : R e u t e r s / M i c h e l l e serve his sentence in Camp rest of his sentence. prison but a sealed portion of
Shephard/Pool Four, where detainees live Qosi is the fourth captive the plea deal contains a limit
By Jane Sutton c o m m u n a l l y u n d e r f e w e r convicted in the tribunals thought to be far lower than that.
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. restrictions than in the other created to try non-U.S. terrorism (Editing by Vicki Allen)
NAVAL BASE| Wed Aug 11, camps. But military rules forbid suspects after the al Qaeda *We welcome comments that
2010 12:07pm EDT housing convicted criminals attacks of September 11, 2001. advance the story directly or
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. with other detainees. Two served short sentences and w i t h r e l e v a n t t a n g e n t i a l
NAVAL BASE Cuba (Reuters) T h e j u d g e , A i r F o r c e were sent home to Australia and information. We try to block
- The U.S. military ignored Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Paul, Yemen. comments that use offensive
orders to develop a plan said an assistant defense T h e o n l y o t h e r c o n v i c t language or appear to be spam Ditch the Flash to Shave
specifying how and where secretary ordered two years ago remaining at Guantanamo is Ali and review comments frequently Seven Years Off Your
prisoners would serve their that the Army and the military's Hamza al Bahlul, a Yemeni who t o e n s u r e t h e y m e e t o u r
sentences after conviction in the Southern Command, which was an al Qaeda videographer. standards. If you see a comment Photos [Photography
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Wednesday. housing prisoners after their providing material support for our editors by using the report
The absence of any written conviction. terrorism. abuse links. Views expressed in Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:00:00 AM
policy threw a glitch into this "This has not been done," the "He is separated from the the comments do not represent Photographs lit by direct flash
week's sentencing hearing for judge said tersely. general population," said a those of Reuters. are terribly unflattering in
Osama bin Laden's former cook, She said the absence of any Guantanamo spokesman, Navy F i v e F i l t e r s f e a t u r e d almost every instance. How
who pleaded guilty last month to written policy or plan was Commander Brad Fagan. He article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets unflattering? According to the
conspiring with al Qaeda and "especially troubling" because declined to elaborate except to a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e blog of dating site OkCupid,
providing material support for another trial was under way for say, "He's by himself." Independent. Available tools: that blast of unfiltered light from
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Aug 11, 2010 10:07am EDT by his very own party. Blanche information. We try to block
Angelina, Maddox, and
Is there an anti-incumbant
mood at all? The ones who lose
Lincoln of Arkansas
experienced a similar scare
comments that use offensive
language or appear to be spam Shiloh's Tokyo Toy
get lots of articles, but there’s recently. We’ll see how much and review comments frequently
been less than 10 of them so far.
How many incumbants are (and
spin the main stream media is
able to provide for their liberal,
to ensure they meet our
standards. If you see a comment
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have been) safe? Dozens. out-of-touch with the people that you believe is irrelevant or PopSugar (PopSugar)
I’d like to see some actual candidates come November, inappropriate, you can flag it to Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:15:00 AM

numbers proving this anti- when the people exact their our editors by using the report
incumbant mood, instead of wrath on the death and dumb. abuse links. Views expressed in Angelina Jolie and her kids are
anecdotal evidence. What Aug 11, 2010 12:08pm EDT the comments do not represent now in Northern California as
percentage of incumbants Let he who had the most those of Reuters. Brad Pitt works on Moneyball,
normally stick around, vs how vicious negative campaign and Five Filters featured but late last month she was
many are making it this year? is the least forthright and most article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets abroad promoting Salt with her
Aug 11, 2010 10:35am EDT dangerous candidate win. an Easy Ride in the kids - here are just-released
photos of Angelina with Angelina was then off to South
It ain’t over til the fat lady Bennet is an idiot and we’re Independent. Available tools: Korea before heading back to
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Shi, Mad, Pax, and Zahara two shopping adventures.
Spin it any way you want to but behave. Fingers crossed. View 5 Photos ›
Democratic Senator Michael *We welcome comments that weeks ago ahead of a press
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escaped a denial of endorsement with relevant tangential
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years! “Satish Chandra”, crawl back people forming opinions from abuse links. Views expressed in (Cooking Light: Editor's Picks)
These are hard times for us, and under the rock you slithered out honest reporting, not spin- the comments do not represent
more over enough is enough! of, you hateful Pakistani michief doctoring. those of Reuters. Sorry, Readability was unable
Pakistan can no longer preach, maker. *We welcome comments that Five Filters featured to parse this page for content.
facilitate and support Islamic Aug 11, 2010 1:37pm EDT advance the story directly or article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets Five Filters featured
terrorism to kill Jews, Pretty formula article, but I with relevant tangential an Easy Ride in the article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, don’t think it’s reasonable to information. We try to block Independent. Available tools: an Easy Ride in the
Buddhists, Gays and others on call Pakistan an American ally: comments that use offensive PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Independent. Available tools:
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donate generously to support nothing approaching an alliance. to ensure they meet our
Pakistan on the other. They need I think the term ‘ally’ is being standards. If you see a comment
to listen to David Cameron’s GREATLY misused (overused) that you believe is irrelevant or
advise and give up Islamic these days and it’s a word that inappropriate, you can flag it to
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5 Ways That Paper Books Are Better Than eBooks


Richard MacManus designed eReader is a cold, Skip Knox summed it up well and try to re-read it in 10 years
(ReadWriteWeb) lifeless steely contraption by in a comment: "We need a new (since I "own" it) it's anybody's
Submitted at 8/11/2010 5:50:01 AM comparison. Paper books are generation of authors and guess whether there will exist a
also seen as "more personal," publishers who will create new platform or device on which that
Yesterday we gave you 5 which was a comment that a art forms around the technology. will be possible for that
reasons why you should read number of people made on the We're still at the point particular e-book format and
your next book on an eReader previous post. You can become analogous to the early years of DRM scheme."
device. Needless to say, many attached to a copy of your movies, when all they could Gwyn Headley added, a little
paper book fans protested in the favorite novel, or a well think to do was essentially film cynically, that eBooks are great
comments. And with good thumbed book of poetry. I own a a stage play." 3. Sharing for books "you know you will
reason. Paper books have many worn copy of the novel 'Catch- I noted in the last post that never want to read again."
things going for them and it's 22,' which I have read a number receiving marked up books from To be frank, I think the same
still early in the evolution of of times since my University a friend is something that can't risks apply to paper books too. I
eBooks. days - and no eBook would ever be duplicated by eBooks - yet. have misplaced favorite books
This is a technology blog. replace the memories it evokes Also, you can't lend a copy of over the years or lent them to
However, in order to highlight whenever I pick that book up. an eBook to someone else. people and not had them
how far eBooks have to go until How can eBooks match this in publishing companies for their D R M ( D i g i t a l R i g h t s returned. However, eBook and
they seriously challenge for the the future? They may never do, paper editions. It can make a big Management) or incompatible eReader manufacturers certainly
hearts and minds of book lovers, but perhaps we will find that the difference to one's reading eBook formats prevent that. need to address this issue before
we present here a list of reasons features I listed in my previous experience. However, I have to think that consumers are truly comfortable
why paper books are still better post assume greater nostalgic If eBooks are to challenge this both of those features - personal buying them over paper books.
than eBooks. We'll also significance instead: highlighted feature, it will need to be with notes and sharing eBooks - will 5. Second-hand books
speculate about how eBooks text, notes that you made back something unique and native to get figured out by eReader A few people noted that eBooks
might match each feature that in your University days, and the the electronic format. For manufacturers sooner or later. are still too expensive and that
paper books currently have over ability to search and find all of inspiration, we can look to what There is no technological reason you can't get cheap second-hand
them. this very easily. A r c a d e F i r e d i d w i t h t h e it can't be done, it's more a copies. Or for that matter,
Sponsor 2. Packaging electronic release of its latest matter of navigating the always expensive first edition copies.
Note: this isn't an 'either/or' I bought a poetry book for album. As a way to try and murky DRM waters and people Similar to previous points,
argument, my main point in Kindle on iPad last week, but it match the album art and booklet getting used to new kinds of eBooks won't necessarily be
these posts is that each format turned out that the eBook was available on CD, Arcade Fire 'reading' functionality. Just as able to match this 'feature' of
(paper / electronic) has its missing half of the image of an came up with an artistic package we DM people on Twitter or paper books. However, the price
strengths and weaknesses. obscure painting that adorned i t c a l l e d " s y n c h r o n i s e d send email, sending messages or of eBooks will likely drop over
Having said that, it may not be the front and back covers of the artwork." This enabled listeners notes to another person via an time and become more flexible.
too far into the future when we paper edition. The eBook just to access imagery, lyrics and eBook is a feature that would be Indeed, I picked up a copy of
begin to think of this as an either had the front cover art, not the links on their iPod or iPhone useful and eventually well used. the full works of Emerson and
/or proposition. Remember that back cover art. This is just one while listening to the album. 4. Keeping Thoreau this week for a few
the future of paper newspapers small example of how paper Some might say that it still isn't On the topics of DRM and dollars - cheaper (and much
is now seriously in question, so books can come in a beautiful as good as a CD package, but eBook formats, not only is this lighter) than I could've gotten
it may not be long before the package, which is sadly missing t h i s i s t h e c h a l l e n g e f o r an issue for sharing - but for anywhere else for a paper copy.
same happens to paper books. 1. in the eBook version. electronic mediums - to come up your own future accessibility of We'll see more of this type of
Feel We could similarly point to with alternatives that offer b o o k s . A s A d r i a n L a f o n d pricing as the eBook market
Paper books just feel good in book binding and typeface, both something equally compelling, eloquently noted, "If I "buy" an
perhaps even more so. WAYS page 26
your hands - even the best often carefully selected by e-book, read it, put it in storage,
E-reader News Edition Technology/ 25

Groupon + Foursquare = GroupTabs, Group Deals for Check-


Ins
Sarah Perez (ReadWriteWeb)
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:40:14 AM

GroupTabs, a new NYC-based


startup, is offering yet another
twist on location-based social
networking services. Like media
darling Foursquare, the mobile
application incorporates the idea
of "checking in" to a local
business or venue, but uses
those check-ins specifically to
offer special deals.
However, unlike Foursquare's
own partnerships with major
brands like Starbucks and Ann
Taylor, for example,
GroupTabs' deals are just for
local businesses, and are only
provided when enough people
"check in" to get the deal, a
business model similar to that of
group-buying service, Groupon.
Sponsor
Why Check In? Deals, Deals,
Deals
The GroupTabs service
addresses one of the drawbacks
with the current crop of "social" offerings, from the major has the winning combination "side" deals will be provided to they would like. Not Another
check-in apps. Besides the ego- players Foursquare, Gowalla, with its group discounts users who check in prior to the Location-Based App, Supports
boost of earning badges, points, Brightkite and Loopt with their program. For those who have tipping point. Foursquare & Others
stamps and virtual "mayorships" brand partnerships, to never heard of Foursquare or The tipping point is not hard to More importantly, explains
(the title for the Foursquare user WeReward and its"pay-you-to- Gowalla or "LBS," (location- reach, either. The company GroupTabs' Josh Malin, the
with the most check-ins at a check-in" model to Topguest based services) the idea is easy won't require hundreds or service isn't trying to replace
particular venue), some can't see and its travel rewards program to grasp - and sell. Check in for thousands to check in before the your current preferred check-in
the value in checking in if it to Shopkick and its mobile deal a deal. Daily deals, NYC-only to deal is achieved, it will be closer application. "We'll
doesn't come with tangible alerts, this last one requiring in- start, are published on the to a dozen, or maybe 20 or 30, automatically check you in to
rewards. store hardware that verifies the service's main site, and while although the exact number is set your existing LBS accounts," he
Plenty of startups are attacking check-in. achieving a critical mass to get by the merchant. Merchants can
this angle with their own GroupTabs, however, thinks it the "group" deal is the goal, also put a "cap" on deals, too, if GROUPON page 31
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WAYS
Contest rewards students who excel at Office continued from page 24

ramps up.
(CNET News.com) keyboard to aid in their In summary, there are pros and
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:04:37 PM competition. The event, now in cons for both paper books and
its sixth year, is put on by eBooks. The eBook market is
Adrian Mercado credits Certiport, a company that offers ripe for innovation and
Microsoft's Bill Gates with certifications in Office, handing breakthroughs in how we read,
turning around his life. out more than a million such so eBooks will only improve
No, it's not that Gates--although attestations each year. over the coming years.
Microsoft Office did play a On hand to witness this year's In the final analysis though, the
starring role in Mercado's competition was Microsoft real value of any book - whether
transformation from wayward Office VP Takeshi Numoto, read via paper or electronically -
youth to motivated future who took the certification exam is in the words.
worker. Rather, it is a for the first time at the event. He Image credits: cindiann,
dreadlocked, African American passed, but says there were Ben+Sam, practicalowl,
Microsoft employee named Bill some tough parts, such as jbonnain, ulle.b Discuss
Gates who Mercado said really handling a complex e-mail
inspired him. merge in word.
Mercado, 17, was one of more "I think if I didn't pass, I might
than 50 teenagers and young said this Gates, like himself, had attend a two-year college after
have had some problems," he
adults who competed this week a tough upbringing but managed graduation and hopefully get a
said. Like others who get their
to find his way to a good career job that will help pay for further
in a global competition to
determine the world's most through technology. Gates had study. Eventually he hopes to
certifications, Numoto will get Season's Best:
paperwork signed by Microsoft
proficient users of Excel and dropped out of high school
before going back to get his
become a high school teacher
and follow in the footsteps of
CEO Steve Ballmer to mark the Watermelon
Word. achievement. No word on (Cooking Light: Editor's Picks)
Excel whiz Adrian Mercado, degree and eventually landing at Ms. Ferguson, the teacher who
whether Numoto will be
along with Certiport CEO Ray Microsoft. helped get him into computers.
hanging that in his office. Sorry, Readability was unable
Kelly at this week's Worldwide "He basically had a story just "I want to help people out like
Next year's competition, to parse this page for content.
Competition on Microsoft like mine," said Mercado, a high she helped me out," he said.
meanwhile, is set to take place Five Filters featured
Office, held in Park City, school student from the south As for the winners, each
in San Diego and will be the article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
Utah.(Credit: Certiport) side of Chicago. completed their exam with a
first to include Office 2010--the an Easy Ride in the
More than 115,000 people-- That trip to Microsoft's offices perfect score and did so in a
version of the suite that debuted Independent. Available tools:
mostly students--entered the motivated Mercado to keep matter of 10 or 15 minutes as
earlier this year. PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
Worldwide Competition on going. And although he didn't opposed to the allotted 50
Five Filters featured Term Extraction.
Microsoft Office, with the best reach the podium in this week's minutes. The top finisher in
article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
of the best facing off this week finals, he took a lot away from each of the four categories
an Easy Ride in the
in Park City, Utah. his experience. (Word 2003, Word 2007, Excel
Independent. Available tools:
After winning a preliminary "It was great," he said. "In the 2003, and Excel 2007) each got
PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
competition, Mercado was long term this is going to be a $6,500 scholarship.
Term Extraction.
invited to Microsoft's field good for us. I can honestly say Students came from around the
office in Chicago where he met they are changing my life." world, with many non-English
that other Bill Gates. Mercado Mercado said he hopes to speakers bringing their own
E-reader News Edition Technology/ Culture/ 27

MOG Multi-tasks!
Sarah Perez (ReadWriteWeb) left to right to reveal the audio catalog will actually be the top
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:09:42 AMcontrols for MOG. When the selling point for attracting new
app is playing music but the users. For now, MOG has the
MOG, the online demand music screen is locked, double-tapping most important independent larger catalog, but Rdio offers
service whose accompanying the home button will reveal lock labels and artists," he said. "We unique features, like social
mobile applications are among screen controls. are surprised that a service, networking integration and the
the best of the breed for The new app now also supports whose success would seem ability to preload your iTunes
streaming tunes to your handset, some external hardware devices, dependent on offering its collection into its service. Rdio, Expatistan Compares
has just released its highly too, including third-party Hi-Fi consumers a comprehensive MOG: Data Hogs? Cost of Living Between
anticipated iPhone app upgrade. docks, audio remote controls choice of repertoire, would One problem both services
With the now iOS 4 compatible a n d h e a d p h o n e r e m o t e launch without giving those share is the ability to jack up
Two Cities
app, MOG addresses one its controls(1 click to pause/play, 2 consumers access to the leading your cell phone data bill. After a [Comparisons]
users' top complaints: no multi- clicks to move to the next track, global independent labels we month of heavy streaming Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker)
tasking support. 3 clicks to move to the previous represent, and their artists." across an iPhone and an
Submitted at 8/11/2010 8:30:00 AM
Now the app runs in the track). MOG vs Rdio For those into indie music, Android phone, our household's
background, allowing you to MOG, which offers about 8.75 many of Merlin's artists are AT&T bill flew way past the 2 Cost of living calculators can
listen to music while working million tracks at present, is household names. It represents GB limit (on AT&T's " be nebulous. What exactly does
with other apps. This, plus a few going head-to-head with Rdio, Vampire Weekend, Arcade Fire, DataPro" plan), charging us an it mean if the cost of living is
other features, make the new the app backed by KaZaA and The XX, Neko Case, The additional $10 per GB over. 13% higher? Web site
MOG app the must-download J o o s t c r e a t o r s , N i k l a s National, Tom Waits, Spoon, Although that's a reasonable, Expatistan offers broad cost of
update of the day. Zennstrom and Janus Friis. Grizzly Bear, DJ Khaled, non-gouging price, when living information, including
Sponsor Although Rdio launched with 7 Dorrough and Tiësto, to name a factoring in the $10/month for real-world price
What's New with MOG million tracks, it did so without few, through its members Rough the streaming service, you're differences—like the cost of
The new iPhone 4-compatible having a firm deal with Merlin, Trade, Warp Records, Epitaph, talking $20/month to ditch milk or a Big Mac. More »
MOG application can now be a slight which seemed to incense Naïve, Tommy Boy, One Little iTunes in favor of the cloud.
controlled with the iPhone/iPod Merlin's CEO, Charles Caldas. Indian, Yep Roc/Red Eye, Yes, it's all-you-can-eat music,
Touch's built-in audio controls. "It is incredibly disappointing Beggars Group, Merge, !K7, but at these prices, that's a buffet
W h e n p l a y i n g i n t h e that Rdio have launched their PIAS, Domino and Koch/E1. many won't be able to afford.
background, a double-tap of the n e w s e r v i c e a c r o s s N o r t h But services like Rdio and Discuss
home button reveals the multi- A m e r i c a w i t h o u t h a v i n g MOG are so new, it's unknown
tasking apps. Swipe your finger finalized a deal for the world's at this time whether a large

Sony outs NWZ-E350 Walkman


Laura June (Engadget) players, they offer up to 50 for the 8GB version once 11:59:00 EDT. Please see our
hours of music playback, and up
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:59:00 AM available at Sony Style. Full terms for use of feeds.
to ten hours of video, and press release is below. Permalink| | Email this|
Sony's just announced a new E- support a variety of formats. Continue reading Sony outs Comments
Series Walkman, the E350. Other than that -- well, there's NWZ-E350 Walkman
Available in blue, red or black, not much more than that. If you Sony outs NWZ-E350
these bad boys come in both can't wait to get your hands on until next month, but it'll cost Walkman originally appeared on
4GB and 8GB varieties. Simple one, well you'll have to wait you $70 for the 4GB and $80 Engadget on Wed, 11 Aug 2010
28 Technology/ E-reader News Edition

Use Google Reader & Chrome? Cliqset Goes Mobile With


You'll Like the New Postrank iPhone, Android And Web
Apps; Integrates Google Buzz
Extension Leena Rao (TechCrunch)
Marshall Kirkpatrick view, the relative conversation Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:59:38 AM
(ReadWriteWeb) levels will be tracked across all
posts from all sources. In other Cliqset, a realtime online social
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:34:17 PM
identity platform is going
down your browser and it tracks words, the most popular blogs mobile today, with the launch of
Postrank is one of my favorite conversation metrics in real will have written the most
web services online, I use it all iPhone, Android and Web apps.
time. Google Reader's own Sort popular posts. That's not very The free apps include much of
day long, every day. The by Magic feature is a cool way helpful. Postrank is most useful
service performs real-time social the same functionality as the
to see universally popular when it shows you unusually web client, with the ability to
media metrics to show you how content, but if you're into blogs popular posts per source. So
much discussion any post in any post and syndicate content on
about real-time geofencing APIs don't show me every post that Cliqset, Facebook, Twitter,
feed has received in comments, w i t h n a t u r a l l a n g u a g e ReadWriteWeb has in my tech
on Twitter, in Delicious, and Google Buzz and 80 other
processing, or the ceramists of blog folder just because it's an services. And the apps provide
across many other services. L a k e C o u n t y , F l o r i d a , o r unusually popular blog, show
Then it allows you to view just full access to Google Buzz and
whatever other obscure topic me unusually popular posts for Twitter content and
the most-discussed stories from you might be interested in - now each of the blogs in my tech
any source. It's great. conversations including DMs,
Postrank plus Google Reader blog folder. I hope the company mentions, timeline, search and
Now it's easier to use than ever will show you the hottest posts will change that. Cliqset’s CEO Darren Bounds
if you're a Google Reader fan more. You can break content
in those sectors. That's very None the less - this is a great down within the apps by users,
says that the startup wants to be
and on the Chrome browser. nice. More importantly, the new way to see what's most popular a destination for a decentralized
The company just released a type of content (Image, video,
extension tracks conversations on a blog-by-blog basis, with text), or by source. And the app
social web with no siloses of
Postrank extension for Chrome. across all feeds, not just a that blog's regular audience of data. A mobile presence should
It's not perfect, but it works includes support for Evernote
whitelist of the most popular readers. It's also a good time and Foursquare check-ins.
help further that goal. And
much better than the previous ones. So you can subscribe to saver for Google Reader users. Bounds is hoping to create a
Firefox extension did. You For Cliqset, these apps have
really obscure feeds and still Google Reader's own Sort by been in the works for some time
deeper Facebook integration
should try it. filter for just the break-out hits. Magic feature is a cool way to when the social network
Sponsor and the company has been
That's terrific. Whatever feed see universally popular content, working to make the apps as
releases that functionality to
There are two big you can imagine (including but if you're into blogs about developers. While Cliqset faces
improvements over the way user-friendly as possible. The
search feeds across blog posts) - real-time geofencing APIs with startup, which enhanced its
competition from a number of
Postrank has worked in the past Postrank will show you just the natural language processing, or other applications, including
and one new decision the Twitter functionality recently, is
most-discussed items in those the ceramists of Lake County, also deepening its integration
Threadsy, Seesmic, TweetDeck,
company made that I believe is feeds. Florida, or whatever other Brizzly; the startup’s userbase
a mistake. The extension works with Google Buzz, allowing
Unfortunately, the scale of obscure topic you might be users to not only post and share
seems to be growing. The app is
best when in the "List" view, not r e l a t i v e c o n v e r s a t i o n i s interested in - now Postrank plus closing in on 60,000 users,
the expanded view. to Google Buzz but also
"contextual" which means if you Google Reader will show you subscribe to Google Buzz users
which is up from 6,000 in
The performance of this have a folder of feeds from tech the hottest posts in those sectors. November. CrunchBase
extension is much faster than the and engage in real-time
blogs, and you select the folder That's very nice. Discuss conversations between the two
Information Cliqset Information
Firefox extension. It won't slow provided by CrunchBase
services.
E-reader News Edition Technology/ Culture/ 29

First Look At TweetDeck For Android


Erick Schonfeld (TechCrunch) can check into a location, leave
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:54:45 PM a shout or a tip, or see a location
on a map. Each location has a
TweetDeck is preparing to detail view which shows you all
release its first Android app in your friends who checked in
beta tomorrow. I got a hold of there recently and any messages
Camp Fenton/Fallon:
the beta build and some they left. Where Fashion
screenshots. The app adds some A general map view shows all
new elements which go beyond nearby Foursquare venues and
Dreams Come True
TweetDeck’s popular iPhone any geotagged Tweets. Friends ELLE.com (ELLE Fashion
app, and even introduces some who have check in nearby are Blogs)
new elements not yet found in also placed on the map. The Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:52:33 AM
its desktop app. But this app app has a contacts page with
shows the direction where quick links to each of your Last night, Dana Lorenz — the
TweetDeck is going. As CEO account profiles, and slots for genius jewelry designer behind
Iain Dodsworth noted in a blog the people you talk to the most. both Fenton, Fallon and Fenton/
post yesterday that it “also This is a beta, which means Fallon for J.Crew — invited a
represents the future of our TweetDeck is still working on lucky crew of editors and
iPhone and iPad applications.” it. For instance, it doesn’t handle bloggers into her lower east side
The mobile app, which is multiple Twitter accounts as store for a sort of luxury
TweetDeck’s first foray onto smoothly as it should or video summer camp. Long tables
Android phones, supports uploads. But these issues will were stocked with chains, studs,
multiple streams beyond be fixed in the near future. pearls, vintage crystals, beads,
Twitter, namely Facebook, Another thing to note is that leather, out of this world
supports columns as well, and if search column. When you
Foursquare, and Google Buzz. seems to be an older build of the pendants and anything else
you have an existing TweetDeck compose a message, you can
(The desktop is also multi- Android beta floating around, you'd possibly want to wear
account, it populates them with pick which service you want to
stream, but the iPhone app only which has even more bugs. around your neck (or wrists).
your existing preferences. send it out on from the same
supports Twitter and Facebook). Better to wait for the official Everyone was given pliers and
There is also a new “Me” screen (much like the desktop
The biggest departure, though, beta release which should come piles of jump rings to connect
column which pulls together all app)
is a blended stream that tomorrow. their baubles, a brief how-to
messages that mention you from The app takes full advantage of
combines updates from all four CrunchBase Information from Dana, a cocktail, and some
across multiple streams, the Foursquare API. In addition
services, color-coded with TweetDeck Android jelly beans.
including Twitter @replies, to being able to see where your
different backgrounds for each Information provided by DJ Belle de Jour played some
Facebook likes and comments, friends are checking into
one. TweetDeck’s other apps CrunchBase seriously inspiring tunes and the
and Buzz updates on your posts. Foursquare, TweetDeck acts as
maintain a separate column for caramel corn kept the energy up
It is essentially a unified vanity a full Foursquare client. You
each stream. The Android app -- though the thrill of learning
how to mix industrial chains
with ladylike pearls from the
master would have been enough
to keep us going for hours. Our
results, above!
Photos by Vinnie Merlot
30 Technology/ Culture/ E-reader News Edition

Google Begins Rapid Iteration Plan With Chrome


6 Beta Deployment
MG Siegler (TechCrunch) credit card information is never
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:00:10 PM saved without your
explicit permission. It’s also
Last month, Google let people worth noting that your credit
know that the pace at which card data is not included in the
they deploy builds of Chrome
Keep Your Touchscreen
browser sync, which has also
would be greatly increasingly. been updated with Chrome 6. Clean to Protect Against
The thought is that work is Other Autofill data is now Smudge Attacks
happening so quickly in Chrome included in sync, as are [Security]
but much of it is stuck in the extensions.
developer channels (or in In terms of performance, Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker)
Chromium, the open-source Google says Chrome 6 is 15% Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:00:00 AM

browser on which Chrome is faster than Chrome 5 beta in


based) because of code freezes both the V8 benchmark test and The swirls of greasy
and long waits to deploy the the SunSpider benchmark test fingerprints and smudges on
stable versions — so why not (two JavaScript tests). your smartphone's screen aren't
just speed the whole process up? With Google now saying that just unsightly they're also a
Google is wasting little time new stable builds of Chrome are potential security weakness that
doing that as the latest version due every six weeks, you can can give someone unauthorized
of Chrome, version 6, is being two menu drop-downs have also Autofill capabilities that you’re expect Chrome 6 to go stable access to your phone. More »
released into beta today. now been consolidated into one. likely used to with other quickly. And then in the Fall we
So what do we get with Chrome And the Omnibox has also been browsers (though Chrome’s should probably be on the look-
6? As users of Chromium and tweaked to make it a bit simpler. version is pretty slick). This out for Chrome 7, as well.
the dev channel builds of But the biggest changes in means that anytime you have to CrunchBase Information
Chrome will know, the entire Chrome 6 come in the enter your name, address, phone Google Chrome Information
browser UI has gotten a facelift. JavaScript speed increases, number, or credit card provided by CrunchBase
The buttons (back, forwards, Autofill, and the syncing information, it can all be
reload, etc) are now seamlessly capabilities. With the latest automatically inserted by the
integrated into the toolbar. The version, you’ll finally have full browser. Google notes that your

But What About the Samples?


ELLE.com (ELLE Fashion Kong headquarters. That means chunky knits, skinny pants, happens next is up in the air.
Blogs) Scott Morrison, the CEO and perfectly soft knits and even a It's a shame to quit in the middle
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:03:09 PM Creative Director responsible few bags. The sweaters and of so much anticipation, but on
for its increased buzz this past thigh highs were enough to the upside, we'll find solace in
This morning's WWD brings year is out, and so is Catherine make sweaty editors wish for the chance that Cat might revive
sad news — Evisu's closing up Holstein. fall — and though the owners her eponymous collection.
their New York shop and Holstein came on board just last womenswear collection full of says the fall collection will hit
moving design into their Hong year and designed a brilliant stores as scheduled, what
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GROUPON
Apple patents "Exciter" technology continued from page 25

explains. At launch, GroupTabs is usually the case with mobile


for devices, including a will support Foursquare, but
Brightkite and Gowalla are
companies.
The native applications will
arriving shortly. Twitter and offer a similar streamlined user
"cyclocomputer" Facebook integration is also
supported.
interface as the Web app, but
will not allow for background
Mike Schramm (The Unofficial these patents, Apple is just Another distinction between check-ins, just push
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) locking down any ideas that it GroupTabs and the rest is that notifications. (Currently, SMS is
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:00:00 AM h a s . J u s t b e c a u s e t h i s GroupTabs thinks the key to its used to alert you when a deal
technology is outlined and listed success is in partnering with goes live). Future iterations will
Patently Apple has news of a in a patent application doesn't actual brick-and-mortar local incorporate social networking
new patent filed by Apple for a mean that there's a project right businesses, not brands. Malin features - namely the ability to
technology that it calls the around the corner; it doesn't says he sees value with brand see which of your friends
Exciter. At present, wirelessly guarantee that we'll definitely partnerships, but that's just not "RSVP'd" to a deal, a feature
trading information between see this product. But as always, what GroupTabs is after. Native which indicates interest.
iPhones can be a bit of a hassle, it's fascinating to see where Apps and Future Plans If the business model proves
since both phones have to find Apple's thinking is going. The The service, which goes live successful, GroupTabs plans on
each other and then sync up. But company that originally released next Wednesday, is accepting expansion to other major urban
the "Exciter" technology would the Mac has now become the registrations as of today. For markets, like Philadelphia,
simply keep an eye out for world's biggest portable device now, it works as an HTML- Boston or West Coast cities like
devices that would use this app
another phone that's willing to company, and it certainly seems based Web app available at San Francisco.
or technology, Apple has listed
share information, and then like it plans to continue moving gtb.me. By launch, a native For now, interested parties in
a "cyclocomputer," which is yet
when a certain signal is detected in that direction. Android app will be available NYC can bookmark gtb.me in
another hint that Apple is
(it could be light-based, sound- TUAW Apple patents "Exciter" and hopefully its Blackberry their mobile phone's browser.
working on some kind of bike-
based, or any other type of t e c h n o l o g y f o r d e v i c e s , counterpart. Ironically, the Web Discuss
related mobile device. In this
emitted information), the two including a "cyclocomputer" app works best on the iPhone, so
case, two bikers would pass
devices would share information originally appeared on The its native application will be last
each other, their devices would
(contacts, calendar information, U n o f f i c i a l A p p l e W e b l o g to launch, instead of the first, as
recognize that there is a device
photos, or text) as necessary. (TUAW) on Wed, 11 Aug 2010
to share information with, and
It's an interesting idea, but the 10:00:00 EST. Please see our
the exchange would take place.
application is even more terms for use of feeds.
It sounds intriguing.
interesting. Along with the usual Read| Permalink| Email this|
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suspects for possible Apple Comments

News Bites: Scott Sternberg Gets Low & Zara Gets Inspired
ELLE.com (ELLE Fashion this year. Glad they're working other store's basically closing L'Oreal's new Voluminous
Blogs) so hard. { BusinessInsider} one a day. { DailyNews} Original Mascara's getting rave
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:12:05 PM Céline Zara's fall collection Scott Sternberg's launching an reviews. { BeautyJunkie}
looks amazing. { Nitrolicious} affordable line of clothes -- this
According to Goldman Sachs, Mango plans on opening a store is news worth squealing over. {
find spaces given that every
jeggings are going to be huge a day. At least it'll be easy to BusinessOfFashion}
32 Technology/ E-reader News Edition

OkCupid: iPhone users have more sex


Mike Schramm (The Unofficial amorous conquests, or maybe
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) there's a higher likelihood that i/o Ventures Spotlights
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:00:00 AM Android or Blackberry users Female Entrepreneurs
have reason to report a lower With The WIE Prize
I've been a huge fan of social number.
dating site OkCupid's OkTrends But then again, we already Alexia Tsotsis (TechCrunch)
blog for a while now. They're know that iPhone owners tend to Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:50:51 PM
constantly sharing data be rich, engage in vigorous
(anonymized, of course) from activity, and like to be i/o ventures has partnered up
their social site about what outspoken about their buying with notable females Arianna
people find attractive and choices and preferences. And Huffington, Donna Karan and
interesting in each other. The aren't those the kind of people Sarah Brown to put together the
latest post has some fun who end up going home with first Women In Engineering
information about cameras -- the girl (or guy) from the bar Prize, and will be announcing
specifically, the perceived link anyway? the winner at the first WIE
between what type of camera TUAW OkCupid: iPhone users Symposium on September 20th.
OkCupid's patrons use and their profile pictures tend to users reported having more have more sex originally The deadline for hopeful female
successful relationships. All of identify more sexual partners sexual partners than those who appeared on The Unofficial founders to apply is Sept 10th,
the data is fascinating (as usual), over all. As you can see in the used Android or Blackberry Apple Weblog (TUAW) on and the lucky and hard working
but there's one little note of chart above, male and female smartphones to take their profile Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:00:00 winner will receive 25k in
potential interest to iPhone fans. iPhone users (at age 30) report pictures. Of course, OkCupid is EST. Please see our terms for investment, become part of the i
Apparently, when compared to higher numbers of sexual just having fun here. Maybe use of feeds. /o program, get free office space
users who post pictures from partners to OkCupid. iPhone users are actually more Read| Permalink| Email this| for a month as well as a trip to
other smartphone brands, users In fact, across all ages, iPhone inclined to lie about their Comments I/O page 34
who reported using iPhones for

The Steven Slater Song (NSFW) [Video]


MG Siegler (TechCrunch) could make an argument that no landed in New York City, so he days running now. And now
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:27:27 PMone has benefitted more from grabbed the airplane intercom, he’s getting the Mann treatment
Apple’s iPhone 4 antenna issue started swearing, then grabbed as well.
It was almost exactly one year — as Mann wrote a great song two beers from the food area, Slater got out of jail last night,
ago that Jonathan Mann won the about it, which Apple then opened the emergency door of hopefully he enjoys his song.
Bing Jingle contest with his, played at their press conference the plane, and slid down the It’s not exactly safe for work,
well, awful song. At the time, no as Steve Jobs took the stage. emergency slide. The news but it’s awesome. We’re proud
one seemed to know who he Mann then followed this up with exploded on the Internet, with of you, Mann — but where’s the
was and I was perhaps a little a brilliant song about Jobs. Facebook pages being made in Delta song?
harsh in knocking him down for Today, he’s back again. support of Slater, as well as
it. But he got me back — not In case you didn’t open a web video re-enactments. And, of
with the song he wrote about browser yesterday, there was a Specifically, 38-year-old Steven course, he’s been the top
me, but rather the creative tear little incident involving a S l a t e r g o t p i s s e d o f f a t Trending Topic on Twitter (as
he’s been on recently. You J e t B l u e f l i g h t a t t e n d a n t . passengers after his flight has “flight attendant”) for two
E-reader News Edition Technology/ Sports/ 33

DirecTV signs up for Google TV Corey Pavin: I Didn't


Ads Promise Tiger Woods Ryder
(CNET News.com) attempt to take the self-service Ovation, Sleuth, and TV Guide. Cup Slot
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:41:12 PM search-ad model that has turned The big payoff for Google TV Milton Kent (FanHouse Main)
Google into a financial Ads might come later this year
Submitted at 8/11/2010 9:15:00 AM
Google's hopes of transforming powerhouse and replicate it on or next year, after Google TV
the TV ad business took another the small screen. Google TV makes its debut. The Filed under: PGA, PGA
small step on Wednesday, as the Ads customers upload video ads technologies being honed as part Championship, Ryder Cup Did
s e a r c h g i a n t a n n o u n c e d a to Google's site and can decide of this project could be used to Corey Pavin promise Tiger
distribution deal with DirecTV. how much they want to spend make ads alongside Google TV Woods a spot on the United
It's fair to say that Google TV per ad impression. content more interesting and States Ryder Cup team ... or
Ads hasn't set the television Dish Network was Google's more lucrative for Google's didn't he?
world on fire over the last primary vehicle for getting those partners. That's the major question of
couple of years. Still, at least it's ads in front of TV viewers, but Five Filters featured Wednesday as Pavin, the captain
growing: Google has added 11 now it has a few more channels article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets of the American squad, is either he said them.
new channels on DirecTV that to work with. DirecTV channels an Easy Ride in the backtracking from statements he Pavin was widely quoted,
will air ads uploaded by its participating in the deal include Independent. Available tools: supposedly made to Golf saying of Woods, "Of course
c u s t o m e r s , i t a n n o u n c e d Bloomberg Television, Centric, PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Channel reporter Jim Gray I'm going to (pick him). He's the
Wednesday. Chiller, Current TV, Fit TV, Term Extraction. Tuesday or is flat out denying best player in the world."
Google TV Ads is basically an F o x B u s i n e s s , F u e l , G 4 ,

Verizon FiOS scores the first NFL 3D broadcast with


Giants/Patriots September 2
Richard Lawler (Engadget) scores the first NFL 3D
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:03:00 PM broadcast with Giants/Patriots
September 2
Check off another first for 3D Verizon FiOS scores the first
sports broadcasts, now that NFL 3D broadcast with Giants/
Verizon has announced its Patriots September 2 originally
FiOS1 channel will exclusively appeared on Engadget on Wed,
carry the first 3D NFL game. 11 Aug 2010 13:03:00 EDT.
We doubt you'll see much of watching backups fight for a viewing parties at Meadowlands wondering if the technology is Please see our terms for use of
Tom Brady and Eli Manning in roster spot is bound to be miles Stadium (although not on its worth it there are also a couple feeds. Permalink| Verizon|
a preseason game four matchup ahead of what's been available enormous new HD scoreboards) of bars in Manhattan and Rhode Email this| Comments
between the Giants and so far. Despite keeping its 3D and Gillette Stadium. ESPN 3D Island airing the broadcast --
Patriots, but for the New York, plans close to its vest Verizon won't kick off its own college Jim Sorgi and Brian Hoyer will
New Jersey, Massachusetts and has been working closely with football broadcasts until a few be glad to know you're
Rhode Island subscribers the Giants to bring this days later, if you can't make it watching.
already rocking a 3D setup even broadcast to life and plans 3D to the field and are still Continue reading Verizon FiOS
34 Technology/ Food/ E-reader News Edition

RIM launches BlackBerry podcast Quick Seafood Dinners


(Cooking Light: Editor's Picks) or until vegetables are charred.
service Time: 30 minutes
Stir in ½ cup halved grape
tomatoes and 13 cup chopped
(CNET News.com) Mobile customers can search To kick off the new service, Prep Pointer: You’ll get more green onions; sauté 1 minute or
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:15:07 PM the podcast catalog by keyword, RIM has been teaming up with a juice from a room-temperature -until tomatoes almost wilt.
category, and other criteria, and variety of content providers, lemon. Combine vegetable mixture,
Taking a bite out of Apple's then preview any podcast before including Bloomberg, NPR, Serve with Charred Vegetable rice, and ¾ teaspoon salt.
playbook, Research In Motion deciding whether to subscribe. Reuters, Discovery Networks, Rice: Cook 1 cup long-grain View Recipe: Pan-Grilled
has unveiled a new podcast Podcasts can be downloaded to and The Onion. People white rice according to package Halibut with Chimichurri Next
service for its BlackBerry the BlackBerry's microSD card interested in submitting their directions, omitting salt and fat. Seafood Arrabbiata
mobile customers. where they can be played own podcasts can sign up for an Heat 1½ tablespoons olive oil in Five Filters featured
You can now catch podcasts on through the phone's media account at the submissions page. a large cast-iron skillet over article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
y o u r B l a c k B e r r y . ( C r e d i t : player or removed and played Five Filters featured medium-high heat. Add ½ cup a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e
Research In Motion) on another device. article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets thawed frozen whole-kernel Independent. Available tools:
Launched on Wednesday, the Interested BlackBerry an Easy Ride in the c o r n a n d ½ c u p c h o p p e d PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
free BlackBerry Podcast service customers can download the Independent. Available tools: zucchini to pan; sauté 3 minutes Term Extraction.
lets BlackBerry users find, podcast app via the phone's PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
download, and subscribe to browser or through BlackBerry Term Extraction. I/O
continued from page 32
a u d i o a n d v i d e o p o d c a s t s App World. The app is already
created by a host of providers, included on phones running New York to attend the
said the company. RIM's new BlackBerry OS 6. conference.
i/o’s Paul Bragiel and Ashwin
Women 2.0 Labs Accepting Applications for Fall Navin initially put the award
together because they noticed a
lack of women applying for
Pre-Incubator incubator funding at i/o, and
was wondering if this was
Audrey Watters your startup from an idea to Ventures, and on Thursday possibly because women lacked
(ReadWriteWeb) launch." Women 2.0 Labs is nights will demo their latest clear cut mentors in Silicon
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:30:06 AM open to both men and women. prototypes. Participants will be Valley.
Sponsor joined weekly by industry This wasn’t unique to i/o either.
Women 2.0 Labs is a 5-week Five teams - comprised of "5 experience working with team leaders who serve as visiting Bragiel said,“I’ve talked to
pre-incubator program aimed at engineers (software, hardware, members in order to establish a advisors. Advisors from the various other incubators and
helping develop high-growth b i o ) + 5 m o r e e n g i n e e r s "founder history" as prospective first Women 2.0 Labs session there were very few females
technology ventures in San (students) + 5 designers + 5 entrepreneurs. included Steve Blank, Eric Ries, there, so we figured we’d
Francisco. The mission of business / marketing people" - "Keep your day job, join us and Sukhinder Singh Cassidy. market directly to women and
Women 2.0 "is to increase the will move through the program afterward," advertises the This Fall course will run from make it clear that there were
number of female founders of designed to help validate a program. Participants will September 27 through October opportunities specifically for
technology startups, by enabling business idea and rapidly moonlight in teams at the Lab's 28. The deadline to apply is them.”
entrepreneurs with a network, p r o t o t y p e a p r o d u c t . co-working space at True September 4. Discuss The award will target young
resources and knowledge to take Participants will get hands-on female startup founders looking
I/O page 36
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Viacom to appeal
YouTube copyright
decision
(CNET News.com) safe-harbor provisions of the
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:27:00 PM Digital Millennium Copyright
Act that place the responsibility
In a move that surprises no one, for informing a Web site owner
Viacom plans to appeal the that copyright material is
ruling that struck down its present on the owner of that
lawsuit against YouTube and material.
Google earlier this year. In Viacom's statement
V i a c o m s u b m i t t e d t h e following that ruling, it said it
paperwork to the U.S. District would "seek to have these issues
Court for the Southern District b e f o r e t h e U . S . C o u r t o f
iPhone body armor case looks cool of New York on Wednesday, Appeals for the Second Circuit
making official the intention it as soon as possible." And that's
Mike Schramm (The Unofficial actual protection, it makes up make the phone look like a stated after Google won a huge where the next round of legal
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) for in some interesting colored lump, so it's neat to see victory in June in the dispute wrangling will take place--
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:00:00 PM functionality, which includes a case that adds a little between the two companies over meaning that this dispute is far
unimpeded access to the something to the iPhone's c o p y r i g h t m a t e r i a l s o n from over.
Speaking of iPhone cases that charging port and a cool little design. YouTube. Five Filters featured
look ... different, here's an rubber band that can hold [via iPhone Savior] Google's request for summary article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
interesting metal case for business or credit cards. TUAW iPhone body armor case judgment was granted by Judge a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e
e v e r y b o d y ' s f a v o r i t e There is a warning that a metal looks cool originally appeared Louis Stanton, meaning that the Independent. Available tools:
smartphone. A company called case can "affect reception," but on The Unofficial Apple dispute was never presented to a PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
Ltd Tools has created a metal, it can't be that much worse than Weblog (TUAW) on Wed, 11 jury, after Stanton ruled that Term Extraction.
cage-style case that adds a flip what you're getting already. And Aug 2010 12:00:00 EST. Please YouTube was protected under
cover to the phone and gives it a OK, sure, the case is US$95, see our terms for use of feeds.
pretty distinctive look. I don't which is a bit much to pay for a Read| Permalink| Email this|
think it will be for everybody; it case like this (although it does Comments
actually makes the iPhone 4 look pretty well-machined). But
look kind of like a big RAZR, I just like the look of it anyway.
but I like it. What it lacks in A great many cases tend to

10 Things to Know About Yogurt


(Cooking Light: Editor's Picks) two bacteria required by FDA producing tangy lactic acid required or regulated. Next Independent. Available tools:
standards for yogurt, are added along the way. Manufacturers Whey PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
1. What those bacteria do to a warm milk bath, where they can add other probiotics, like Five Filters featured Term Extraction.
Lactobacillus bulgaricus and proceed to ferment and Lactobacillus acidophilus and article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
Streptococcus thermophilus, the coagulate into a semisolid, Bifidobacterium, but they're not an Easy Ride in the
36 Technology/ E-reader News Edition

Safari extensions highlight: A good-


looking Google Reader
Dave Caolo (The Unofficial
Apple Weblog (TUAW))
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:00:00 PM

With the addition of the Safari


Extensions Gallery to Apple's
website, TUAW will be
highlighting extensions that we
think are special, useful, or just
plain fun.
Wii Classic Controller Many of Google's Web apps
have been long on functionality

Pro gets gilded for but short on looks. Google


Reader, the Web-based RSS
reader, is a good example of
revamped GoldenEye 007 this. Fortunately, Google Reader
Mac OS X Snow Leopard +
dialog boxes are the same nearly
-transparent black that we've
highlight: A good-looking
Google Reader originally
Darren Murph (Engadget) coated in a standard black hue, Delicious is a Safari extension come to expect from Snow appeared on The Unofficial
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:22:00 PM this one will be doused in much that makes Reader look good. Leopard. Apple Weblog (TUAW) on
the same color as 007's Golden Once installed, this extension This extension is simply a new Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:00:00
Alright, gamers -- time to fess Gun. It'll reportedly ship later makes Google Reader resemble set of clothes for Google EST. Please see our terms for
up. Even if you're a self- this year within a "Classic a Snow Leopard application Reader, so its functioning is use of feeds.
proclaimed new schooler, there's Edition" game + accessory (like iTunes). The sidebar is that unchanged. There, now doesn't Read| Permalink| Email this|
no way you're passing up the bundle for $69.99 (a $20 same faint blue, and the rest is that look better? Comments
o p t i o n t o f l a s h b a c k t o upcharge over the software white and gray. Additionally, TUAW Safari extensions
yesteryear in order to play alone), but it's still unclear if it'll
GoldenEye 007 the way it was be available as a standalone I/O
continued from page 34
meant to be played. The Wii peripheral. Not like it matters --
remake of the game actually you know you're buying this for exposure and access to the i/ competition and prize are the go mentor at i/o. Aspiring WIE
doesn't look all that different game, anyway. o incubator, which mentors first of their kind,“The goal in Prize winners can apply here.
than the original when it comes Wii Classic Controller Pro gets founders from product launch our collaboration is to help more CrunchBase Information i/o
to polygon count, but for those gilded for revamped GoldenEye through the next stage of companies founded by women Ventures Information provided
who aren't keen on taking 007 originally appeared on company development, sharing get exposure they need to the by CrunchBase
control of Pierce Brosnan (let us Engadget on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 what has proven to work for best investors and mentors both
dream, okay?) with a Wiimote, 12:22:00 EDT. Please see our product scaling, revenue growth in the valley and world wide.”
there's the gilded Classic t e r m s f o r u s e o f f e e d s . and fund raising. Female entrepreneurs should
Controller Pro. The limited run Permalink MMOMFG| Pocket- Bragiel holds that the also consider this an open call to
controller itself is a familiar lint, IGN| Email this| Comments
beast, but rather than being
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Kobo e-reader sashays into ten 6 Tips to Cure Bad


Fairmont hotel properties, adds to Breath
(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
your poolside experience Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:00:00 PM
causes. The strong odors of
foods such as garlic, onions and
alcohol are carried through the
Darren Murph (Engadget) off coupon for Random House -Fixing bad breath depends on bloodstream and exhaled by the
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:45:00 PM titles, and if you're curious as to what's causing it. In 80 to 90 lungs. Another big loser when it
which ten properties will be percent of cases, it's due to comes to bad breath is tobacco.
Oh sure, you've been able to get involved in the offer, head on something in the mouth. Most In addition, some health
your hands on iPads, iPhones past the break and have a look. often, it's nothing more serious p r o b l e m s , s u c h a s s i n u s
and Kindles when checking in Continue reading Kobo e- than a dirty mouth. Plaque, the infections or diabetes(which
before, but a Kobo? Nah. Well, reader sashays into ten Fairmont nearly invisible film of bacteria may give the breath a chemical
until now. Announced today, the hotel properties, adds to your that's constantly forming in your smell), can cause bad breath.
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The Photography app smackdown on TUAW TV


Live today
Steven Sande (The Unofficial snapshots is even better. watch the live show and
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) On today's episode of TUAW participate in the chat.
Submitted at 8/11/2010 2:00:00 PM TV Live, host Steve Sande will TUAW The Photography app
demonstrate and discuss more smackdown on TUAW TV Live
All over the Northern than a dozen photography apps today originally appeared on
Hemisphere, a lot of people are for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Find The Unofficial Apple Weblog
taking advantage of the warm out how to take better photos (TUAW) on Wed, 11 Aug 2010
weather and longer days, and with the iPhone, apply effects or 14:00:00 EST. Please see our
they're getting out of the office retouch those shots, and share terms for use of feeds.
to take some vacation. Using a them with your friends and Read| Permalink| Email this| Is this Canon's 60D
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recall,page
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n o t i o n t hand
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non was
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continued from page 37

with articulating displays way higher-end units just yet, but if


Hedge Fund Manager Jochen
back in January; PMA came and
went, and no such camera
Canon goes ahead with this
one... well, we all know how Wermuth: The Dollar Is About To
emerged. But now we're back in competition works, now don't
familiar territory, and this go
'round we've got IFA and
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month in Germany. The image Is this Canon's 60D DSLR,
above is bruited to be the 60D articulating display and all? Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:39:48 PM

we've all been waiting for, and originally appeared on Engadget


while it's usually easy to brush on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 13:49:00 The CIO of Wermuth Asset
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display hinge looks mighty Email this| Comments announcement of further
legitimate. Nikon hasn't seen fit quantitative easing yesterday
to take the articulating LCD on mean that the only real option
its entry-level D5000 to any for the US right now is to let the
currency depreciate so that it's
Drew Barrymore Celebrates easier to pay off our debt to
other countries.
The other option he gives is a
Her Nylon Cover With default, which is unlikely
enough to be dismissed:
Friends, Not Justin "US credit risk is huge and
America has two options, either
PopSugar (PopSugar) default or let the currency
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:30:00 PM depreciate substantially against Asset Relief Program) and the "America today looks like
currencies such as the yuan and expansion of the Fed's balance Russia in 1998. Consumers,
Drew Barrymore celebrated the rouble." sheet, total US public and companies and the government
Nylon's new denim issue last "Last night's news from the Fed private debt as a percentage of are all highly indebted. America
night at The London hotel in simply creates the right GDP in the US stood at 290 as a result is a bankrupt Mickey
LA. The magazine's latest cover conditions for dollar weakness percent, that figure is now far Mouse economy."
girl held court in a poolside and a reduction in US liabilities higher." "The big evil for the IMF in
cabana and played hostess to to foreign investors and Wermuth doesn't like what he Russia in 1998 was the prospect
fashionable stars like Jenna romantic comedy on Jimmy g o v e r n m e n t s . " sees in the new image of the US of the central bank funding
Dewan and How to Make It in Kimmel Live! His wager is based on the economy, which he says now government debt. The Fed is
America's Bryan Greenberg and theory that since the US has so mirrors Russia in 1998 and is now even buying mortgage-
Lake Bell. Drew spent the much debt right now, and just something he calls a "Mickey backed securities."
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Did the Stimulus Stimulate?


(AEI.Org: Articles) and therefore calculating that we The Romer-Bernstein paper has second quarter 2009. The first Larry Summers argued that
Submitted at 8/10/2010 6:00:00 PM must have 10,000 angels. The often been cited as saying that if modification fully compensates stimulus should be 'timely,
math is fine. But it sheds no the package passed, the for their objection while the targeted, and temporary." But
A recent paper by Alan Blinder light on the key policy issue-- unemployment rate would peak second modification more than the package that passed was
and Mark Zandi claims that if were the recently passed acts of below 8 percent in the middle of compensates for their concern. neither timely nor targeted and
not for the response of the g o v e r n m e n t s t i m u l u s c o s t 2009 and would decline to But as the chart shows, the today Congress is faced with
f e d e r a l g o v e r n m e n t , t h e effective? The degree of cost below 7.5 percent by now. problem with the stimulus making many of the stimulus
unemployment rate would be effectiveness was an assumed Obviously this has not wasn't just the starting point--it programs permanent because
15.7 percent, far higher than the number, not one calculated happened. The administration, was that the stimulus itself has unemployment remains
current 9.5 percent. The press u s i n g a n y v e r s i o n o f t h e along with Blinder and Zandi, been ineffective at lowering it. stubbornly high.
quickly reported that this s c i e n t i f i c m e t h o d . argue that it is not fair to Chart 1 shows that the actual The bill was not timely because
vindicated the Obama stimulus Since the beginning of the conclude that this proves the unemployment rate, given by the bulk of the funds were
plan. But the fact is that most of r e c e s s i o n , t h e n u m b e r o f package was a failure since the solid line, is not only above disbursed through the
the positive effects cited in their unemployed has increased by Romer and Bern-stein the original Romer-Bernstein cumbersome government
p a p e r c a m e n o t f r o m t h e more than 8 million people. For underestimated the severity of projections, but also above contracting process--and often
stimulus but from stabilizing $800 billion, we could have the recession and that projections that take account of made doubly complicated
actions of the Federal Reserve, handed every one of these unemployment was already 8.2 the 'starting point" problem. because the funds were then
the FDIC, and TARP. people a check for $100,000 percent in the first quarter of Actual unemployment has been channeled through state and
The paper argued that fiscal One way to correct this is to 2009, higher than the assumed consistently above all of the local governments. Weekly data
stimulus enacted under both treat the current stimulus as one peak. projections, regardless of collected in 2009 (since
Presidents Bush and Obama would treat any other kind of I am sympathetic to their starting point, because the discontinued) showed a very
lowered the unemployment rate scientific or social scientific argument and Chart 1 corrects stimulus bill has basically consistent $7 billion of stimulus
by 1.5 percentage points. But it experiment: Form a hypothesis for their complaint by raising brought no relief in terms of disbursed every week starting in
did not measure either the before you run the experiment, their estimate of where lower unemployment. the second quarter of 2009. If
number of people who found run the experiment, and then unemployment started in their Chart 2 shows the Romer- you are one of the 6.8 million
work or the effectiveness with observe how the results of the experiment. The lowest line Bernstein projections of what persons unemployed for six
which the Obama stimulus experiment compare with your provides the original estimate of would have happened if the months or more, this slow pace
created jobs. Instead, it assumed original hypothesis. Christina the path of unemployment stimulus had not passed, but as of disbursement is anything but
through the use of economic Romer, who resigned last Friday provided by Romer and in Chart 1, those projections timely.
modeling that the recently as chairman of the president's Bernstein on January 9, 2009. were shifted up to reflect a Nor was the bill targeted, at
enacted stimulus was roughly as Council of Economic Advisers, The second line replicates the higher starting unemployment least in any economically
effective, dollar for dollar, as and Jared Bern-stein, chief Romer and Bernstein path, but rate. The striking observation is sensible way. It was written not
similar provisions in the past. It economic adviser to Vice raises the initial unemployment that after correcting for the by Larry Summers or Christina
t h e n m u l t i p l i e d t h e p a s t President Biden, have done the rate from their assumed 7.5 higher starting point, the actual Romer, but by Democratic
m e a s u r e s o f j o b c r e a t i n g first part of this experiment. In percent to 8.2 percent. This was performance of the economy is members of congressional
effectiveness by the number of January 2009, they published a the actual average of the almost exactly what Romer and appropriations committees,
dollars in the current plan and paper using a model similar to unemployment rate in the first Bernstein said would happen if based on the normal political
added the result to the current the one Blinder and Zandi used quarter of 2009, the period in we had done nothing, rather logrolling and reward process.
unemployment rate. to project what would happen if which the stimulus was passed. than passing the $800 billion This is the group that
This is the economic equivalent President Obama's proposed The third line provides a more package. notoriously brought us 'bridges
of assuming there are 1,000 s t i m u l u s p a c k a g e p a s s e d , extreme alternative by raising There are ample reasons for this to nowhere" in the past. The bill
angels on the head of a pin, compared with what would the initial unemployment rate to lack of success. National DID page 43
observing that we have 10 pins, happen if it did not. the 9.3 percent average of the Economic Council chairman
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Obama's Subprime Nominee


(AEI.Org: Articles) personal bankruptcy filings are weeks of work due to illness, estimate that only about 17% of It is troubling to think that the
Submitted at 8/10/2010 6:00:00 PM caused by medical debt. This reported more than $5,000 in bankruptcies are caused by person responsible for this
finding, however, is the result of medical bills or reported any medical debt. The Department distortion may become the first
The passage of the Dodd-Frank a host of survey design errors medical problems of self or of Justice found that just 10% of director of the CFPB, an agency
Wall Street Reform and and poor statistical techniques. spouse. It requires a great leap households had large medical that will establish critical new
Consumer Protection Act means The papers, published in 2005 of logic, however, to assert that debts relative to income and rules affecting nearly all
there will be a new sheriff in and 2009, rely on surveys of these problems caused the according to the Panel Study of Americans. While Warren's
town: a director for the newly bankruptcy filers from public bankruptcy filings in every Income Dynamics, a academic affiliation and her
established Consumer Financial court records for 2001 and 2007, instance. longitudinal survey tracking achievement as a bestselling
Protection Bureau. The CFPB is respectively. In the first paper The studies also suffer from households since 1968, only 9% author on personal finance are
intended to serve as an Warren and her co-authors what economists and of households claimed medical impressive, these
independent watchdog conclude that more than 50% of statisticians call "selection bias," bills as the primary reason for accomplishments do not, of
empowered to regulate bank and the 1,000 debtors surveyed had which means that the sample is filing. themselves, qualify her for this
nonbank financial institutions filed for bankruptcy due to not random. An unbiased study In fact, while bankruptcy filings post.
providing services and products medical reasons, but those along these lines would require have increased by 25% since A candidate's eligibility should
to consumers. White House surveyed included people with a "control group" of people with 2000, medical debts have not be based on his or her proven
signals suggest that President any sort of addiction, including medical debts who did not file changed significantly as a share ability and willingness to
Obama will nominate Harvard uncontrolled gambling for bankruptcy. That would of total debt over this period, consider all facts fairly and put
University's Elizabeth Warren to problems. enable researchers to see when according to the Survey of forward proposals for the larger
head the new agency. Warren's findings, based on and why medical debts drive a Consumer Finances, which uses good of the country. Given
Her candidacy for the post has research of dubious academic household to file for bankruptcy. a nationally representative Elizabeth Warren's questionable
drawn support from 141 fellow standards, exaggerate the Including only people who file sample of more than 4,000 and seemingly biased research
professors who recently signed a magnitude of the problem and for bankruptcy exaggerates the households and is considered methods, we believe she would
letter encouraging President affect policymakers' ability to importance of any kind of debt, the definitive source for be the wrong choice for such a
Obama to nominate Warren make informed, unbiased including medical debt. And information on household powerful job.
because, "[i]n both her decisions regarding pending finally, the Warren studies do finances. Alex Brill is a research fellow
scholarship and her public legislation. not allow for the possibility that Warren's findings, based on and Aparna Mathur is a resident
service, Professor Warren draws Presumably in response to other household characteristics, research of dubious academic scholar at AEI.
her conclusions from careful criticism, the 2009 study such as an individual's work standards, exaggerate the Photo credit: spakattacks/
analysis of data." Unfortunately excludes gamblers and addicts status, marital status, income magnitude of the problem and Creative Commons
we are forced to disagree. We but still manages to conclude and other kinds of debt, could affect policymakers' ability to Five Filters featured
are concerned that Warren has that more than 60% of have influenced the bankruptcy make informed, unbiased article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
exhibited a tendency to serve bankruptcy filings are due to filing. decisions regarding pending an Easy Ride in the
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Medical Bankruptcy Fairness their bankruptcies were caused study the link between medical households, far too many in
Act, a proposal largely justified by medical bills. Warren and her debt and bankruptcy. For Washington seem willing to
by two studies coauthored by co-authors reach their total of instance, professors David accept these findings without
Warren that claim that most 62% by adding people who lost Dranove and Michael Millenson question.
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Obama's State Capitalism: A Failure of Modesty


(AEI.Org: Articles) Democrats' stimulus package Obama Democrats have been but the politicians should be choices. Entrepreneurs with a
Submitted at 8/10/2010 6:00:00 PM was not the timely, targeted and aimed at propping up the old modest." vision for the future can take
temporary measure order--holding up housing prices Modesty, unfortunately, is not their chances, and most may
"The pace of economic recovery r e c o m m e n d e d b y n a t i o n a l and the mortgage market, the dominant character trait of a fail. But some will turn out to be
is likely to be more modest in e c o n o m i c d i r e c t o r L a r r y keeping the Detroit auto president who predicted that his Bill Gates or Steve Jobs, who
the near term than had been S u m m e r s . companies in place, maintaining election would be seen as "the changed our world in ways that
anticipated." Those were the The fact that the private-sector the lush standard of living of moment when the rise of the 99 percent of economic experts
carefully chosen words of the economy has not responded as public employee union members oceans began to slow and our were unable to predict.
Federal Reserve Board after its administration economists (the purpose of the $26 billion planet began to heal." In the meantime, American
meeting Tuesday. Translation e x p e c t e d a n d c o n f i d e n t l y the House was summoned back But facts are stubborn things. voters seem prepared to return a
into English: We wuz wrong. predicted should be a wake-up to Washington to approve The fact that the private-sector negative verdict on the Obama
So were a lot of people, call. Tuesday). economy has not responded as Democrats' version of state
including departing White They can add that the threat of Maintaining unsustainable administration economists capitalism. Bailout favoritism
H o u s e e c o n o m i c a d v i s e r pending regulations interpreting patterns of production, Kling expected and confidently and crony capitalism, it turns
Christina Romer, who wrote that the health care and financial writes, prevents the trial-and- predicted should be a wake-up out, are not vote-winners.
the Obama Democrats' February regulation bills and of pending error process of private call. The open question is whether
2009 stimulus package would tax increases as the Bush cuts investment that creates new jobs It shows the limits of expert Republicans will present and
hold unemployment below 8 expire have created a climate of and patterns of production that knowledge and of the ability of advance public policies that
percent. uncertainty in which consumers will be sustainable. political actors to make optimal leave the way open for market
It wasn't just administration don't consume, banks don't lend Across the Atlantic, Mark economic choices. capitalism to find its way to a
spokesmen who expected a solid and businesses don't create jobs. DeVos, director of the Itinera The intellectual firepower of new, sustainable pattern of
recovery. California economist All true. But in this summer of Institute, a Brussels think tank, this administration may be high. production, as it has done
Bill Watkins i n unrecovery it's still important to advances similar arguments in But so was the intellectual before. Let's hope for that kind
newgeography.com recalls a understand how so many smart his book "After the Meltdown." firepower of the postwar British of change.
conference last fall in which all people got so much so wrong. The financial crisis, he argues, Labour governments that Michael Barone is a resident
the other economists presented One answer comes from has brought a revival of "state nationalized steel and auto fellow at AEI.
rosy scenarios and only he economist Arnold Kling writing capitalism," in which companies and the railroads. Photo credit: White House
forecast extended malaise. He in American.com. Kling argues governments "have an increased That didn't turn out so well, and Photo by Pete Souza
was relieved that his colleagues that the collapse of the housing and distorting role in for decades the British economy Five Filters featured
didn't pelt him with toma market and the financial crisis economics." lagged behind those of America article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
It's easy for Republicans to disrupted what had been "a "The state should be the partner and its European neighbors. an Easy Ride in the
make partisan hay of all this. s u s t a i n a b l e p a t t e r o f of the market, not the owner or State capitalism has been tried Independent. Available tools:
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Standard, that the congressional Instead, the policies of the losers. The state may be back, set of actors to make all the
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Constitutional Amendments and Citizenship Rights


(AEI.Org: Articles) our constitutional design." to learn, in July of 1868, that legislators, and the Founders. judges reading new rights into
Submitted at 8/10/2010 6:00:00 PM The issue is not whether the they had just created an Still, if the Constitution is the document but from
world is ever-changing, but adamantine right for unclear or inadequate, what's a Americans lawfully amending
It's like clockwork. Whenever whether judges should treat the homosexuals to marry one strict constructionist to do? it.
c o n s e r v a t i v e s p r o p o s e a Constitution as ever-changing to another and receive state Propose changes, and you're From birthright citizenship and
constitutional amendment, meet their own agendas benefits to boot, as a federal dubbed a hypocrite and a radical gay marriage to flag-burning
p r o g r e s s i v e s s u d d e n l y But wait a second. Progressives judge in California recently for wanting to "tinker with the and gun rights, I trust the
rediscover the delicate gears of l o v e t o t i n k e r w i t h t h e decided (overruling, I might genius of our constitutional American people to change the
the Constitution and the horrible constitutional design. They add, the will of California design." Or else you're guilty of Constitution when necessary
dangers of "tinkering" or simply do it by stealth, voters). hypocritical conservative (after lengthy debate) more than
"tampering" with its precision appointing Supreme Court Hence, liberals claim, we need judicial activism. I trust five out of nine unelected
craftsmanship. Consider the justices such as Elena Kagan, an evolving Constitution that, as The relevant fact is that central justices with lifetime tenure,
sudden brouhaha over the idea w h o , h e r t e s t i m o n y President Obama writes in The to the genius of the hiding behind closed doors and
of revising the 14th Amendment notwithstanding, everyone Audacity of Hope, "is not a Constitution's design are the away from TV cameras.
to get rid of automatic birthright knows will treat the Constitution static but rather a living mechanisms to change it. That What are the opponents of
citizenship (which would make like Felix the Cat's magic bag; document, and must be read in process is arduous, requiring "tinkering" afraid of? I suspect
us more like that alleged when she searches the document the context of an ever-changing long and deliberate debates at sullying the genius of the
progressive nirvana known as hard enough, you know she'll world." But as legal analyst Ed the national and state levels. (In Founders takes a distant
"Europe," by the way). Here's find what she's looking for. Whelan has noted, this "living over two centuries, thousands of backseat to their real fear: losing
Angela Kelley of the liberal But when conservatives who document" argument is a straw amendments have been a fair fight.
Center for American Progress talk about reverence for the man. Of course justices must proposed, 33 have been Jonah Goldberg is a visiting
on Sen. Lindsey Graham, who Constitution also want to update read the document in the context approved by Congress, and only fellow at AEI.
started the amendment chatter: it in a way that is actually of an ever-changing world. 27 have been ratified by the Photo credit: iStockphoto/
"He's not one to tamper with the consistent with the "genius of What else could they do? Ask states. That's not tinkering, that's Stefan Klein
Constitution, so I'm surprised he our constitutional design," they plaintiffs to wear period garb, craftsmanship.) Five Filters featured
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"While everyone recognizes that Liberal devotees of the "living only bring cases involving paper Constitution on college an Easy Ride in the
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NPR, "my perspective is: Let's MTV's Jersey Shore. Similarly, meet their own agendas and vote. Nonsense. Those
try to fix this through legislation t h e r a t i f i e r s o f t h e 1 4 t h desires, often over the lawfully indispensable changes to the
and not tinker with the genius of Amendment would be stunned expressed preferences of voters, Constitution came not from
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was, moreover, rushed through passed. Such a payroll tax cut billion. How you spend money such as by raising taxes or by
without much review or would have provided an is as important as how much letting existing tax provisions
oversight. One may remember incentive at the margin for you spend. Since the beginning expire. This despite the very
that the stimulus bill was the continued work and of the recession, the number of high deficits we are now
one that authorized the payment employment for more than 90 unemployed has increased by experiencing. Our policy
of bonuses to AIG executives, a percent of the labor force. The more than 8 million people. For problem today is that the bill
fact not discovered until well
after the bill was signed. This
tax provision in the actual
stimulus that passed did so for
$800 billion, we could have
handed every one of these
that was actually passed into law
was both so expensive and so
Small Business
was then followed by days of less than 15 percent of the labor people a check for $100,000-- badly flawed that it gives the Trends - Yet
publicly discussed 'mystery" force, and the spending which gives a sense of what was whole concept of
about how such a provision was provisions impacted only 2 possible with that much money macroeconomic stimulus a bad Another Disaster
included. Well-designed percent of the labor force even and just how inefficient the name. noreply@blogger.com
targeting would not have under the administration's actual program was. Lawrence B. Lindsey is a (Michael Shedlock) (Mish's
included such provisions. assumptions. That is bad It really should be no surprise visiting scholar at AEI. Global Economic Trend
From a macroeconomic targeting. that the stimulus bill has created Photo credit: Bigstock/Vidovr Analysis)
perspective, a targeted bill The Blinder and Zandi paper far fewer jobs, dollar for dollar, Five Filters featured Submitted at 8/10/2010 2:04:00 PM
would have injected money did note that a few provisions of than past stimulus measures. article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets Neither the treasury market nor
directly into the cash flow of the stimulus appeared to be That is why it is an Easy Ride in the small business trends reflect the
American households and small particularly effective at pulling methodologically spurious to Independent. Available tools: incessant optimism of the stock
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Many of us who supported the These were the "Cash for lower than it would be in its Term Extraction. align, when I do not know.
administration's call for a Clunkers" program and the first absence. I say that as one whom Please consider NFIB Small
stimulus in early 2009 time homeowners' tax credit. the administration itself cited as Business Economic Trends for
recommended the reduction of But both of these programs were a supporter of a generic stimulus August 2010.
the payroll tax for both enacted separately from the measure back in January 2009. I OPTIMISM INDEX
employers and employees, $800 billion American Recovery continue to believe that it would The Index of Small Business
something with the same net and Reinvestment Act and be a mistake to withdraw SMALL page 44
revenue effect as what was together totaled less than $20 stimulus from the economy--

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The Index of Small Business owners planning to make capital increase in the net percent passing cap and trade. Nothing Problems Many, Solutions
Optimism lost 0.9 points in July expenditures over the next few raising prices. Plans to raise here to create optimism about Nonexistent
following a sharp decline in months fell one point to 18 prices fell one point to a net the future for business owners or
June. The persistence of Index percent, two points above the 35 seasonally adjusted 10 percent consumers. Top that off with • Tide of Debt: Consumers are
readings below 90 is year record low. Five percent of owners. government borrowing of $1.8 swimming against a tide of debt
unprecedented in survey history. characterized the current period PROFITS AND WAGES trillion last year and $1.5 trillion with no way to pay it back.
The performance of the as a good time to expand Reports of positive profit trends this year and on into the future, • Demographics: Boomers are
economy is mediocre at best, facilities, down one point. But a worsened by a point in July, it is no surprise that owners are heading into retirement scared
given the extent of the decline net negative 15 percent expect registering a net negative 33 fearful and pessimistic. half to death because they did
over the past two years. Pent up business conditions to improve percentage points, 29 points What’s missing from the not save enough.
demand should be immense but over the next six months, down worse than the best expansion “debate” is logic. Policies • Jobs: There is no source of
it is not triggering a rapid nine points from June and 23 reading reached in 2005. The should not violate common jobs
pickup in economic activity. points from May. persistence of this imbalance is sense and logic, if they do, they • Wages: Global wage arbitrage
Ninety (90) percent of the INVENTORIES AND SALES bad news for the small business are misleading and disguising a • Attitude Changes: a secular
decline this month resulted from The net percent of all owners community. Profits are hidden agenda. Arguing that shift in the attitudes of
deterioration in the outlook for (seasonally adjusted) reporting important for the support of more government spending and consumers towards housing
business conditions in the next higher nominal sales in the past capital spending and expansion. taxes are needed to re-establish and risk taking is underway.
six months. Owners have no three months lost one point, CREDIT MARKETS optimism, confidence and • The Fed is powerless to
confidence that economic falling to a net negative 16 Regular borrowing gained three growth doesn’t meet the change attitudes.
policies will “fix” the economy. percent, 18 points better than points from last months record common sense test. Saving
LABOR MARKETS June 2009 but indicative of very low to 32 percent accessing bankrupt companies to preserve It is going to be extremely
Ten (10) percent (seasonally weak customer activity. capital markets at least once a union jobs doesn’t make sense difficult to counteract all of the
adjusted) reported unfilled job Widespread price cutting quarter. A net 13 percent either. The list of these “policy structural problems in place.
openings, up one point from continued to contribute to reported loans harder to get than inconsistencies” is long. Poor policy decisions
June but historically very weak. reports of lower nominal sales. in their last attempt, unchanged Bottom line, owners remain compound the problems facing
Over the next three months, nine The net percent of owners from June. Overall, 91 percent pessimistic and nothing is small business owners. And
percent plan to increase expecting real sales gained a of the owners reported all their happening in Washington to unless small business conditions
employment (down one point), point over June, rising to a net credit needs met or they did not provide encouragement. improve, business hiring plans
and 10 percent plan to reduce negative four percent of all want to borrow, up one point. Confidence is lost. The article are not going anywhere no
their workforce (up two points), owners (seasonally adjusted), Credit may be harder to get sports numerous charts of trends matter how much the Fed
yielding a seasonally adjusted quite dismal. compared to the bubble period of all the individual wishes, hopes, fires bazookas, or
net two percent of owners INFLATION (as it should be) and is always components. It's well worth a quantitative eases.
planning to create new jobs, up The weak economy continued harder to arrange in a recession. look. For more on the quantitative
one point from June and positive to put downward pressure on But credit availability does not I happen to agree with their easing debate, please see
for the third time in 22 months. prices. Twelve (12) percent of appear to be the cause of slow commentary that Obama
CAPITAL SPENDING the owners (down one point) growth as many allege. administration policies are • Will Quantitative Easing Spur
The frequency of reported reported raising average selling COMMENTARY compounding the already Inflation? Job Creation? Credit
capital outlays over the past six prices, and 24 percent reported The expiration of the Bush tax numerous structural Expansion? Do Anything?
months fell one point to 45 average price reductions (down program and the implementation underpinnings that are • Quantitative Easing Take II;
percent of all firms, one point three points). Seasonally of the health care bill represent amazingly poor in and of Uncharted Territory
above the 35 year record low adjusted, the net percent of the two largest tax increases in themselves.
reached most recently in owners raising prices was a modern history. Add to that From Fooled by Stimulus -
December 2009. The percent of negative 12 percent, a two point serious talk of a VAT and Structural Problems Still Intact. SMALL page 45
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noreply@blogger.com and spending. “Household had any, I missed it. do it that much sooner!
(Michael Shedlock) (Mish's wealth is a lot lower than it was What we had was a government So, yes, if the goal is to put
Global Economic Trend three years ago.” -prescribed course of money in the pockets of people
Analysis)
“The pace of economic recovery amphetamines (to keep it up), who will spend it, as Democrats
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:11:00 PM is likely to be more modest in antibiotics (to prevent infection) in Congress are wont to say,
Now that it's perfectly obvious the near term than had been and antidepressants (to make it then the $862 billion fiscal
to everyone on the planet that anticipated,” the Federal Open feel better). It endured regular stimulus has been a smashing,
the recovery is not much more Market Committee said in a steroid injections from both but not lasting, success. What
than burnt toast, Economists Cut s t a t e m e n t a f t e r m e e t i n g monetary and fiscal authorities. Now?
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A lack of jobs will shackle Still Too Optimistic Inventory accumulation "What Now?"
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Front Running the Fed - Who Knew?


noreply@blogger.com above chart. Thus, the decrease am not a fan of conspiracy
(Michael Shedlock) (Mish's in yields is even more dramatic theories. I also want to point out
Global Economic Trend than shown. once again that the Fed the most
Analysis)
Note the huge rally on 5 and 10 influence in the direction of the
Submitted at 8/11/2010 9:51:00 AM year treasuries as compared to trend, and that the middle of the
Curve Watchers Anonymous is the 30-year long bond. It yield curve was begging to be
paying close attention to the appears as if someone is putting flattened given the weak
following snip from the on a long-10 short-30 spread. economy. Besides, hints like
Bloomberg article Pimco Calls Shortly after the FOMC that simply don't happen, do
Fed Rate Policies ‘Good for meeting but before I saw details they? So whocouldanode?
Risk Assets’ of what the Fed would be Mike "Mish" Shedlock
The central bank said in a buying I commented on h t t p : / /
separate statement that it will Quantitative Nothingness and globaleconomicanalysis.blogspo
was in January of 2009. Hypothetical Conversation
announce a purchasing schedule the Yield Curve's Reaction t.com
2. The spread between 10-year Here is a hypothetical
today and that its buying will be Yield Curve as of 2010-08-10 Click Here To Scroll Thru My
treasuries and the 30-year long conversation between Ben
concentrated “in the two- to 10- 7-year Sweet Spot Recent Post List Mike
bond continues to widen Bernanke and Jamie Dimon,
year sector” of the maturity Once again the yield curve "Mish" Shedlock is a registered
I suspect a major player CEO of JPMorgan, that explains
spectrum, though it will also flattened with the "sweet spot" investment advisor
continues to put on a long-10 the action in the middle of the
buy other maturities as well as this time being the 7-year representative for SitkaPacific
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"where does the spread go from Ben, Ben Bernanke. Here's the
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here?" deal. We are going to announce
advance. Or could they? goes the bigger the rally (or performance and low volatility,
Yield Curve as of 2010-08-11 a brand new policy called "
On August 6 in Two Year loss) in response to economic regardless of market direction.
Today, one day after the FOMC Quantitative Nothingness".
Treasury Yields Drop Below news. It will be interesting to V i s i t h t t p : / /
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The following chart shows the Through August 10, 2010 management and capital
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headed for an all-time record exactly what we are going to say
click on any chart for sharper image Pacific.
low, and the 10-year note yield but ... here's a helpful hint:
image A couple things stand out on
is looking increasingly likely as "Invest in the middle of the
The chart depicts weekly the above chart.
well. So much for the idea that yield curve." With that
closes. 10-year yields did 1. The 5-year treasury yield is
the bull market in treasuries is hypothetical conversation out of
slightly exceed 4% in April but approaching all-time record
over. the way, I do need to point out I
those highs do not show in the lows and is now back to where it
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Quantitative Nothingness and the Yield Curve's Reaction


noreply@blogger.com stability, although the pace of 2. The spread between 10-year
(Michael Shedlock) (Mish's economic recovery is likely to treasuries and the 30-year long
Global Economic Trend be more modest in the near term bond continues to widen
Analysis)
than had been anticipated. I suspect a major player
Submitted at 8/10/2010 8:12:00 PM To help support the economic continues to put on a long-10
While most eyes were focused recovery in a context of price short-30 trade. I can easily be
on the FOMC meeting, I did stability, the Committee will wrong on that. The question is
something far more enjoyable, keep constant the Federal "where does the spread go from
and probably far more sensible Reserve's holdings of securities here?"
as well. I went golfing. at their current level by A continued bullish flattening
Upon return I see a new but reinvesting principal payments of the curve, with the long-bond
meaningless twist in Bernanke's from agency debt and agency playing catch-up is certainly not
statements in the latest FOMC mortgage-backed securities in out of the question.
Press Release. longer-term Treasury Mike "Mish" Shedlock
Information received since the securities.1 The Committee will h t t p : / /
Federal Open Market continue to roll over the Federal globaleconomicanalysis.blogspo
Committee met in June indicates Reserve's holdings of Treasury t.com
that the pace of recovery in securities as they mature. Click Here To Scroll Thru My
output and employment has Quantitative Nothingness vs. Recent Post List Mike
slowed in recent months. Quantitative Easing "Mish" Shedlock is a registered
Household spending is Bernanke's pledge to hold the investment advisor
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unemployment, modest income given that quantitative easing move. barely budged. Pacific is an asset management
growth, lower housing wealth, will not do a damn thing as While some will scream Normally, the further out one firm whose goal is strong
and tight credit. Business discussed in Quantitative Easing manipulation, and clearly it is, goes the bigger the rally (or performance and low volatility,
spending on equipment and Take II; Uncharted Territory it the key point to remember is the loss) in response to economic regardless of market direction.
software is rising; however, is silly to think that Quantitative Fed cannot change the trend. news. It will be interesting to V i s i t h t t p : / /
investment in nonresidential Nothingness will do anything. Quantitative Nothingness aside see if the 30-year long-bond can www.sitkapacific.com/
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continued to contract. 10-Year Treasury Yield Hits 16 Yield Curve as of 2010-08-10 1. The 5-year treasury yield is
Nonetheless, the Committee -Month Low 7-year Sweet Spot approaching all-time record
anticipates a gradual return to If the Fed's action was Once again the yield curve lows and is now back to where it
higher levels of resource supposed to help the economy flattened with the "sweet spot" was in January of 2009.
utilization in a context of price grow, long-term yields actually
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CHART OF THE DAY: Markets Lose Faith In Ben


Bernanke's Deflation-Fighting Skills
Vincent Fernando, CFA and chart below is also a barometer success or failure of Ben
Kamelia Angelova (Money of the market's confidence in Bernanke's latest move. If
Game) Mr. Bernanke's deflation- inflation expectations keep
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:46:00 PM fighting credentials. falling in the months ahead, his
The chart below shows the While there's been some gambit failed. If they rise, say
market's inflation expectations volatility, since the end of April back to 2%, then he'll have
for the next five years. It is the we can see that Bernanke's succeeded. Today wasn't off to a
'5-Year TIPS Spread', which is deflation-fighting credentials good start, given that inflation
the difference between the yield have deteriorated. Inflation expectations fell, but it will take
on a 5-year U.S. government expectations have fallen from a few months to make a fair
bond and that of a 5-year 2% in late April to 1.5% now, as assessment.
signaled that he will keep easy- reverse the decline in inflation
i n f l a t i o n - p r o t e c t e d U . S . shown below. Join the conversation about this
money policy tools on the table expectations shown below.
government bond. This helps explain the story »
in order to fight potential Thus this chart, the TIPS
Yet given that Ben Bernanke is p s y c h o l o g y b e h i n d B e n
deflation, in an attempt to Spread, is where we'll see the
battling to prevent deflation, the Bernanke's latest move. He has

German Debt To Skyrocket As EU Adds Bailed


Out Banks To Its Balance Sheet
Gregory White (Money Game) beginning, with the UK and its
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:21:09 PM bailed out RBS soon to follow,
not to mention Spain and its caja
Germany is about to endure a situation.
significantly large addition to its Now, if these countries all have
balance sheet as the EU is now
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according to WSJ.com( via Zero sovereign debt could come Emerging Markets
Hedge). under increasing threat from
What has changed is that speculators. That is if markets Betty Jin (Money Game)
Eurostat, the division of the EU did not already assume such Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:10:55 PM

in charge of how European government bailed out or


states compile statistics, is failing bank, to Germany's Treaty. sponsored entities were already Right now, U.S. equity
forcing Germany to bring its bad balance sheet could make the As Zero Hedge points out, this on balance sheet. Check out investors are wondering if
banks, the remnants of bailed 90% debt to GDP ratio a reality. is huge. It is akin to making the Niall Ferguson's complete guide they'll ever see growth in their
out banks, on balance sheet. The WSJ.com reminds, that this U.S. bring Frannie and Freddie to sovereign debt > portfolios again as a "lost
The addition of Hypo Real would be well above the 60% on balance sheet. Join the conversation about this decade" looms for American
Estate, the bailed out, stress test requirements of the Masstricht And Germany may just be the story » TIRED page 50
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continued from page 49 Back in the saddle again
growth. no reason to write off the (Scripting News) miles. 55 minutes.
But there is an alternative in Emerging Markets as a poor I turned around at the south end
Submitted at 8/11/2010 8:52:37 AM
countries like Turkey, China, investment sector altogether. of Riverside Park, where there's
Brazil, South Korea, India, and For the personal investor, BI After two days off biking due to this great long pier with views
Mexico. The MSCI Emerging gives you a personal guide to a Boston trip, I'm riding again. north and south.
Markets index climbed 73% in investing in the developed world Today's trip was quite a bit As I passed 46th St, I took a
2009 (versus a moderate 25% of tomorrow. Click here to start shorter than the last one. Not picture of the bike with the USS
increase in the S&P 500 index). your journey > sure why, but my energy is a bit took a couple of breaks during Intrepid.
And while flashbacks of the Join the conversation about this lower and my legs hurt more. this ride, and only got as far as
1994 Mexico crisis, or the 1998 story » Rather than push too hard, I 70th St. A total round trip of 7.9
Russia meltdown, or the 1997
Asian Financial Crisis, or the
2001 Argentina debt crisis may
still loom large in your investing
psyche, these past failures are

Will space tourism ever be a reality?


(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) Branson's Virgin Group are Continents, oceans and storm support systems. Such are the increasingly real, government
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:00:00 PM betting big bucks that the systems will stretch silently costs of overcoming the planet's agencies will undoubtedly take
answer is "yes." In fact, for a below while the void of space gravity and bedding down in an an increased interest in
While it's true that money can't mere $20,000 deposit on a spans overhead. incredibly hostile environment. passenger safety.
buy you happiness, it can $200,000 ticket, you can go If $200,000 still sounds like a Still, companies such as Space tourism is already a
certainly buy you a ticket to the ahead and reserve a seat aboard hefty price tag, that's because Canada's Space Island Group reality and has been since 2001.
International Space Station. Just Branson's Virgin Galactic outer space is an expensive and even Hilton Hotels have Your options are severely
ask multimillionaire Dennis S p a c e S h i p T w o , s l a t e d t o destination -- even if you don't eyed the long-term goal of limited by both modern
Tito, who became the first space become the first commercial plan to spend the night. NASA establishing orbital technology (or the lack thereof)
tourist in 2001, or Cirque du spacecraft when it launches in spends about $10,000 just to get accommodations for tomorrow's and the high costs of reaching
Soleil owner Guy Laliberté, who the next few years. a pound of payload into orbit space tourists. For that goal to orbit, but the tickets are already
became the first clown in space Each flight will take six [source: NASA]. become a reality, however, on sale.
in 2009. If you have the cash, passengers on a two-and-a-half- If you thought the flight was spaceflight technologies will Explore the links on the next
then the Russian Federal Space hour jaunt into suborbital space pricy, just consider the expense have to both improve page for even more information
Agency has the time. -- that's 68 miles (110 of hanging out in orbit. The tremendously and become more about space tourism.
But what about those of us who kilometers) above the surface of International Space Station economically feasible. In Five Filters featured
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crown a winner at the end of the items’ good-for-you roots (most RICK page 54
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as attorney general by seeking to made at Columbia/HCA,” he regulations requiring that each Prokes has settled his suit with to our attention that just six days
have state investigators probe stated on his campaign website. clinic designate a medical Solantic, Independent reported. before you announced your
the company involved in the “I was the CEO of the company director who would accept legal Several former Solantic candidacy for governor, you
lawsuit, Solantic Urgent Care, and as CEO I accept responsibility at the site. employees said that Scott was a were deposed over allegations
and stated flatly that he would responsibility for what happened Solantic settled the suit with hands-on owner who talked amounting to criminal and
not release his deposition. on my watch. I learned very Glencross in May. often with management and fraudulent activity at Solantic, a
Cutting off reporters repeatedly hard lessons from what The second physician, Dr. approved all major policy company you founded and
they asked about the deposition, happened and those lessons Randy Prokes, worked at decisions. operate. Instead of being
Scott snapped: “You can ask the have helped me become a better Solantic from 2004 to At Scott’s news conference in forthcoming about your role in
question 100 times and get the businessman and leader.” November 2009, treating the state capital Tuesday, a the case, it appears you worked
same answer. It’s a private But Scott’s new company, patients at one of the chain’s process server approached him behind the scenes to prevent this
matter.” Solantic, has been faced with a clinics. He claims his name at the podium, before he could deposition from reaching the
The new scandal could prove wave of recent lawsuits alleging appeared on billing forms and begin addressing the media, and public view.
especially damaging to the Scott a similar pattern of fraud. medical records at clinics he gave him a subpoena in a “As state legislators with an
campaign in light of lingering Solantic, a chain of about 30 never visited, with patients he lawsuit filed by Tallahassee trial interest in building on our
questions about his role in an walk-in Florida clinics he co- never met. lawyer Steve Andrews, the party’s success over the past 12
earlier Medicare fraud case. founded after leaving Columbia/ Prokes called that “a really Miami Herald reported. years, we are concerned your
In 1997, Scott was forced to HCA, ironically, faces an unethical practice.” Andrews is requesting the refusal to be upfront with the
resign as CEO of Columbia/ allegation of billing He told The Florida release of the videotaped public in this case could
HCA, the nation’s largest irregularities involving Independent he also discovered deposition Scott gave in the severely jeopardize your
hospital chain, while it was Medicare. documents showing that Glencross case in August 2009, chances of becoming governor
being investigated for massive Two physicians, both former Medicare was being improperly just six days before he should you win the Republican
Medicare and Medicaid fraud. employees of Solantic, claim billed when a nurse practitioner announced his candidacy for gubernatorial primary.
The FBI launched a multi-state that the company repeatedly was working alone at a clinic. governor. “We ask that you release your
probe that led to the firm’s used their names and medical If a nurse practitioner treats Andrews is a contributor to the deposition and all documents
pleading guilty to criminal license information without their patients when there is no doctor McCollum campaign, but he related to and concerning
charges of overbilling the permission in order to keep the on the premises, Medicare in also has contributed to lawsuits against Solantic in
government. clinics operating legally, almost all cases will pay only 85 Democrat Alex Sink, who also order to provide the
It remains the largest Medicare according to an investigation by percent of the scheduled fee for is running for governor, and transparency the public wants
fraud case in U.S. history and The Florida Independent. the visits. Prokes said records says he was motivated because and deserves.
ended with Columbia/HCA Dr. P. Mark Glencross began showed that Medicare was being “I routinely sue hospitals and “If you remain unwilling to
paying a record $1.7 billion in working as Solantic’s chief charged 100 percent for the medical facilities and I believe release these materials and
fines, penalties and damages. medical officer in 2003, and visits. this sort of information should answer questions on these
Scott, who walked away from states in his lawsuit — the suit A former Solantic manager said be public.” issues, we believe you should
the company with $310 million, that led to Scott’s videotaped the Medicare “discrepancies” Andrews also said: “This guy immediately withdraw from the
has stated in TV commercials deposition — that he left in would amount to tens of Scott is the corporate spawn of race for the good of our party
for his campaign that he 2004 after he discovered thousands of dollars a month. Satan.” and the conservative cause in
accepted responsibility for what incidents of “unauthorized Solantic fired Prokes on Nov. Also on Tuesday, 10 Florida.”
occurred at Columbia/HCA and misappropriation.” 23, 2009, shortly after he began Republican lawmakers in The McCollum campaign
said he had learned “hard He filed a suit in 2008 alleging questioning company practices, Florida — nine members of the issued a statement following
lessons” from the case. that the company “secretly” according to a nurse at Solantic. state House and one state Scott’s news conference: “If the
“I’ve made mistakes in my life. named him medical director of The company asserts that he was senator — sent a letter to Scott
And mistakes were certainly six clinics to comply with state terminated for other reasons. stating: “Recently, it has come RICK page 61
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Pollster Zogby: Time 'Running Out' for Democrats


(Newsmax - Inside Cover) approval numbers to the poor "Do they have confidence the been too moderate in his • He says long-term GOP
Submitted at 8/11/2010 8:50:06 AM economy. But he says there is Democrats can get us out of our reforms. So Obama's policies do prospects for attracting Hispanic
also a growing sense among economic doldrums?" Zogby not "seem to have really pleased voters aren't bright. "When
By: David A. Patten voters that "the country isn't asks. "No. But they trust anyone," he says. Republicans push on illegal
Pollster John Zogby warns time m o v i n g f o r w a r d , t h a t i t ' s Republicans to get us out of our • Democratic Sen. Barbara immigrants, that is defined by
is "running out" for Democrats heading in the wrong direction." economic doldrums even less. Boxer is in "a danger zone" in Hispanic voters as anti-
to escape the beating that most Unemployment, for example, "So this is not good news for her California's Senate immigrant and therefore anti-
political analysts expect them to remains at 9.5 percent despite pretty much everyone. And showdown against GOP Hispanic."
receive in the looming midterm over $1 trillion of stimulus that's what makes this election challenger Carly Fiorina. Boxer • Republicans must be wary
elections. spending. very, very interesting… is winning about 45 percent of that their alliance with grass-
In an exclusive Newsmax.TV "I think these three letters: R-O- Republicans would win big the vote in recent polls. But roots conservatives doesn't
interview, Zogby cited his firm's I," Zogby tells Newsmax. today, but the deal has not been Zogby points out that Fiorina is alienate moderates. "The Tea
r e c e n t s u r v e y s h o w i n g "Voters are saying, 'OK, where's closed yet." a well known figure in Party appears to be strident,
Republicans holding a 46 to 38 the return on investment?' We're Taking a closer look at non- California as well, and she is there's a lot of anger out there,"
percent lead when voters are starting to hear trillions more affiliated voters explains why only getting about 41 percent of says Zogby. "And if Republican
asked which party's candidates a n d m o r e a s a u n i t o f the president "is doing very the projected vote. "Generally candidates tilt too far towards
they are more likely to support measurement. But trillions have poorly with independents," the challenger does win in a the tea party, the shrillness of
in November. been spent, and is it all coming Zogby says. circumstance like that, but some of what the tea party is
And a whopping 60 percent of back? And I think certainly the "Fifty percent of independents Fiorina is going to have to do calling for -- for example, repeal
voters now say the nation is on sense today is either 'No, or we are moderate," says the author some heavy campaigning," of the 14th Amendment. It may
the wrong track, according to haven't seen enough or heard and pollster. "Obama does well Zogby says. "She has that mixed sound good to the base, but it's
that Zogby International poll. enough to suggest that it is.'" with them. But of the remaining blessing of having gotten some the sort of thing that really
Story continues below. One of the great ironies of the [voters], 3-to-1 they break for tea party support in that effort to worries the moderate elements
Zogby says that if the election Obama administration, Zogby conservatives. They don't want defeat Barbara Boxer. California that are really looking for
were held today, Republicans says, are the major pieces of to call themselves Republicans is not a tea party state." problem solving, not problem
could re-take control of the l e g i s l a t i o n h e ' s s q u e e z e d because they were alienated by • Obama could face an creating."
House of Representatives. But through Congress. Zogby says the Bush years and by insurgent opponent from his • Growing public opposition to
h e c a u t i o n s t h a t t h a t they "will make the history Republican spending. party's left in 2012, but Obama the war in Afghanistan
Republicans still need to "close books," but could hurt Obama They're not necessarily a base still has time to turn things represents "a real conundrum"
the deal" in the months ahead to with swing voters because "it for the president or for around. "And let's put things in for President Obama, who
complete a successful political has also really consolidated the Democrats. The issue there is context: Ronald Reagan's campaigned on the idea that
comeback. opposition to President Obama." are those independents going to numbers in 1982 were even Afghanistan was the "good
"What this most recent poll And it was those centrist voters vote Republican? Are lower than Barack Obama's are war." The issue could determine
shows is not only an 8-point who helped elect President Republicans going to be able to today. So in that sense two years which party wins the White
[GOP] lead in what we call the Obama in 2008, Zogby says: close the deal?" … is a long ways away," he House in 2012, he says: "We're
congressional generic, but "He's got to worry about having Other key points that Zogby adds. seeing the death count of
Republicans moving up to 46, lost that center with a big made in Monday's exclusive • If Hispanic turnout is low in Americans going up, no real
Democrats slipping down to 38. question mark: Has it all been Newsmax.TV interview: the midterms it "could be very sense of progress taking place
That's an ominous number for worth it?" very devastating to Democrats' on the ground. This, in addition
Democrats, and time is running The problem for Republicans is • Conservatives aren't the only chances," he says. He adds that's to the economy, could be the top
out," the pollster tells Newsmax. that polls show voters don't trust o n e s u n h a p p y w i t h t h e one reason the administration issue."
Zogby primarily attributes them to properly manage the president's job performance. decided to challenge Arizona's POLLSTER page 57
President Obama's weak job- economy either, Zogby says. Liberals are complaining he has controversial immigration law."
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Summer Reading
Ruth Franklin (The New the complicated brain with walking or talking, the are too adult for him: instead, valuable as anything he might
Republic - All Feed) development necessary for a milestones usually thought of as when confronted with a poster learn from the books he chooses
Submitted at 8/10/2010 11:00:00 PM person to read). More than the most significant. Like them, for the movie Dinner for about fossils, or Star Wars, or
learning to read, my son had it offers a new kind of Schmucks, I find myself having Tintin. He is learning about his
This summer my son learned to become a reader: discovering independence. The child who to explain what a schmuck is, own interests, his own drives,
read. Like all the childhood the old favorites ( Tintin in takes a first step no longer has to and why it’s not a nice word to the person he wants to be.
milestones, it seemed to happen Tibet, or The Trumpet of the rely on others to carry him use about someone, and then When my son was a toddler,
all at once. One day he was Swan) that I had left on his wherever he wants to go: (naturally) why one would want one of his favorite storybooks
wobbling on his seat, teetering shelves for the day when he independent motion allows him to have a dinner party for them. was “The Runaway Bunny,” a
back and forth, liable to fall on would be ready for them, asking to uniquely assert his own will. These are not particularly fable about a baby rabbit who
his face at any moment; the next the librarian for the Star Wars The child who can speak can enlightening examples: it’s repeatedly tries to hide from his
he could sit up. One day he books he desired, even trying to convey her needs directly and perhaps just as well for a movie mother, only to have her tell him
could cruise around the room read and walk down the street at coherently, without relying on like Dinner for Schmucks to that she will find him no matter
o n l y b y h o l d i n g o n t o t h e the same time. (After a few an adult to decipher her gestures remain on the outside of a six- where he goes. “I will be a bird
furniture; the next he was taking fruitless attempts to break him and cries. And the child who can year-old’s filter. But they are a and fly away from you,” the
a single independent step, and of this habit, I gave up and let read is able to remove the filter necessary price for the little bunny says. “I will be a
then another, and then another. him crash into a pole.) I was that exists between himself and inestimable gains that the filter’s tree that you come home to,” his
And even though it happened at thrilled, of course; truth be told, the outside world, and engage removal yields. More than mother replies. “I will become a
the end of a year of school in I had expected this day to come with that world directly, without anything else, what reading little sailboat, and I will sail
which my son, like the majority a bit sooner, and I had been having to ask another person to offers to a child is the ability to away from you,” he says. “I will
o f o t h e r A m e r i c a n looking forward to a time when interpret its mysterious signs pursue his own intellectual become the wind, and blow you
kindergarteners, was engaged my son—always, shall we say, a and symbols. Now he can see interests, without relying on where I want you to go,” she
for hours each day in explicit somewhat high-maintenance when the right subway stop another person as guide. When replies. Child psychologists say
reading instruction, when the child—might have access to a arrives, or read the flavors of ice my son depended on me to read this book is comforting: read at
milestone finally arrived it felt b o t t o m l e s s s o u r c e o f cream, or decipher the to him, I controlled the material. an age when many children
more like the sudden flick of a entertainment that was not instructions to a toy. I thought of myself as a experience separation anxiety, it
switch than the end of an dependent on my own finite The disadvantages of this new benevolent dictator, of course, consoles them with the idea that
arduous process. One day he attentions. Of course, more than development were obvious inflicting a diet of children’s their mother will always be
was protesting when I asked him simply getting him out of my immediately. First, my son was classics—E.B. White, Lewis there, even when she seems to
to “help” me read some simple hair (really!), I wanted him to no longer susceptible to the Carroll, Hans Christian be absent. But I have to admit
text, the effort visible in his learn the pleasures of reading, kinds of white lies that parents Andersen—in an attempt to that I always found it mildly
face. And the next—or so it an activity that has brought me tend to resort to as shorthand teach cultural literacy and good sinister. Shouldn’t the mother
seemed—he was curled up on more, and more reliable, joy when they don’t have the energy taste. But the books I chose bunny allow her child a little
the couch with a library book, than any other. As a character in to explain their reasons: No, were an obvious effort to mold more space, a little more
m u r m u r i n g t h e w o r d s t o a novel by Imre Kertész says, in they don’t have the kind of ice my son into the kind of reader I autonomy? And so I would
h i m s e l f , s o d e e p i n one of my favorite lines about cream you want a half hour wanted him to be, which is also silently edit the text to make the
concentration that it required reading, it is “a narcotic which before dinner; the egregious to say the kind of person I mother bunny more comforting,
several shoutings of his name pleasantly blurs the merciless movie you have become wanted him to be. This is a less controlling: I would change
before he would bestir himself outlines of the life that holds inexplicably obsessed with isn’t mother’s natural impulse, but the line to “I will become the
to come to dinner. sway over us.” playing anywhere around here. such control can’t continue wind, and blow you wherever
What happened wasn’t just the Reading, it seems to me, ought Nor can I shield him from forever. Reading independently you want to go.”
acquisition of a skill (although a t o b e c o n s i d e r e d a language that I don’t want him allows a child to mold himself, SUMMER page 58
phrase like that badly simplifies developmental step on a par to use or concepts that I think which in the end is a skill just as
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McCollum: Florida Law Will Go Further Than continued from page 55

• Arab approval of the United


Arizona's States, which improved in the
months following President
(Newsmax - Inside Cover) of another law. This goes c o n t r o v e r s i a l p r o v i s i o n s , It allows judges to consider O b a m a ' s e l e c t i o n , h a s
Submitted at 8/11/2010 8:35:18 AM beyond the existing situation in handing a victory to the Obama immigration status while setting plummeted. "Almost all of that
the state where officers are administration, which argued bond and sentencing. It foresees progress is gone and we've
Wednesday, 11 Aug 2010 allowed to check immigration t h a t t h e m e a s u r e w a s enhanced penalties against r e v e r t e d b a c k t o t h e l o w
01:35 PM status, but not required to. unconstitutional. illegal aliens who commit numbers that we had seen
ORLANDO, Florida -- Florida Florida, especially its southern According to McCollum's further crimes in Florida, following the launching of the
A t t o r n e y G e n e r a l B i l l p o r t i o n , i s a m a j o r U . S . office, his proposed legislation In addition, the bill requires war on Iraq," Zogby says.
M c C o l l u m o n W e d n e s d a y m i g r a t i o n d e s t i n a t i o n f o r offers more teeth than the Florida businesses to check on • A Republican "we don't
proposed tougher curbs against nationals from the Caribbean Arizona law by giving judges immigration status of workers. know" would probably have the
illegal migrants in his melting- and Latin America, making it a and law enforcement officers Some Hispanic associations and best chance against President
pot state that he said would go cultural and racial melting pot. more tools in dealing with migrant groups in Florida have Obama in 2012, he says, rather
"one step further" than a similar Many migrants work in the illegal immigrants, from bond condemned the Arizona law and than current frontrunners Mitt
contested Arizona law. Sunshine State's $9 billion citrus rulings through to sentencing. w a r n e d o f d a m a g i n g Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike
The proposal by McCollum, s e c t o r , o r i n o t h e r f a r m His office said the Florida c o n s e q u e n c e s i f s i m i l a r Huckabee, and Newt Gingrich.
who is embroiled in a race with i n d u s t r i e s a n d t o u r i s m . proposal also is strengthened measures are introduced here. He believes a successful GOP
businessman Rick Scott to In the U.S. Senate and House, against "potential constitutional O b a m a a n d h i s f e l l o w governor such as Gov. Mitch
b e c o m e t h e R e p u b l i c a n Democrats hold majorities. But challenges." It addresses the D e m o c r a t s back a Daniels of Indiana, Gov. Chris
candidate for governor, is public opinion polls show objections the federal judge c o m p r e h e n s i v e r e f o r m o f Christie of New Jersey, or Gov.
certain to thrust Florida into the Republicans gaining ground raised in the Arizona case by immigration policy to tighten Haley Barbour of Mississippi is
heated immigration debate that with an agenda that includes clarifying better the "reasonable border security, but also to more likely to emerge as the
is a major issue in the run-up to calls for cracking down on suspicion" circumstances in allow the 11 million illegal greatest threat to Obama.
t h e N o v . 2 m i d t e r m illegal immigration. which officers should check immigrants working in the • He predicts Sarah Palin will
c o n g r e s s i o n a l e l e c t i o n s . McCollum's office said the immigration status. United States to get onto a path d o w e l l i n c o n s e r v a t i v e
"This legislation will provide proposed Florida legislation The Arizona law sparked fierce to citizenship. primaries, but questions her
new enforcement tools for goes "one step further" than a p r o t e s t s f r o m i m m i g r a n t © 2010 Reuters. All rights ultimate viability. "Does she get
protecting our citizens and will similar law introduced in supporters and civil rights reserved. Republication or nominated? It's hard for me to
help our state fight the ongoing Arizona, which has triggered groups, who said it encouraged r e d i s t r i b u t i o n o f R e u t e r s see that scenario," Zogby says.
problem created by illegal protests and a constitutional racial discrimination against content, including by caching,
immigration," McCollum said, challenge from President Barack foreign immigrants. framing or similar means, is © N e w s m a x . A l l r i g h t s
p r e s e n t i n g t h e p r o p o s e d Obama's administration. Anticipating this criticism, expressly prohibited without the r e s e r v e d .
measures at an event in Orlando. "I think Arizona is going to McCollum's office said his prior written consent of Reuters. Five Filters featured
"Florida will not be a sanctuary want this law," McCollum said. proposal for Florida "will not F i v e F i l t e r s f e a t u r e d article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
state for illegal aliens," said The Arizona Legislature passed allow for racial profiling." article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e
McCollum, accompanied by a law this year to try to drive The proposed legislation's a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e Independent. Available tools:
Rep. Will Snyder. illegal immigrants out of the provisions require that aliens Independent. Available tools: PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
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officials to check a suspected the border from Mexico. possible misdemeanor penalty
illegal immigrant's status in the A federal judge has since of up to 20 days in jail for the
course of a stop, or a violation blocked the Arizona law's most first offense.
58 Politics/ TV/ E-reader News Edition

Unmasking ACORN: Former Leaders Reorganize


with New Groups
Tina Korbe (The Foundry: Keene said the people who were turned out, MonCrief said, half Keene and MonCrief said they
Conservative Policy News.) a part of ACORN and who used of those were either duplicate or hope the site will serve as a
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:00:40 AM that organization to mobilize on fraudulent registrations. Since clearinghouse for information
behalf of their favorite 2000, the organization has about any irregular and illegal
Posted August 11th, 2010 at politicians “aren’t going away, registered 6 million voters – the elections activity. That includes
12:00pm in Ongoing Priorities haven’t gone away, and can’t margin of victory for President any actions intended to What's On Tonight: 'So
Print This Post really be expected to go away.” Obama. All of those intimidate or keep eligible You Think You Can
ACORN might have disbanded, To track and expose former registrations were to support the voters from casting their ballots.
but the risk of vote fraud in the ACORN leaders and the various Democratic Party. Keene and MonCrief are
Dance,' 'LA Ink,' 'Hot in
November 2010 elections is still reincarnations of ACORN, Today, former ACORN realistic. They know a perfectly Cleveland'
real. Keene and the ACU recently activists work for organizations fair election is unlikely. But Rich Keller (TV Squad)
“Desperate men and women will launched the ACU ACORN with different names – for they said citizens have to at least
Submitted at 8/11/2010 7:30:00 AM
do desperate things to maintain Action Center. example, “Communities Voting try.
power when the public threatens Anita MonCrief, a former Together” or “America Votes” – “We can’t stop all of it, but we Filed under: TV Previews
to take that power away from ACORN employee who blew but they’re still not above cheap can stop a lot of it,” Keene said. Here's tonight's lineup of new
them,” said David Keene, the whistle on illegal activity tricks, MonCrief said. “And if we stop a lot of it, we shows and events (all times
chairman of the American within the organization, has “If we’re going to stop them, it’s can keep them from stealing the Eastern). Check your local TV
Conservative Union. “That joined ACU on the project. Like going to take a massive effort,” November elections – and that listings for additional
means that, more so than in Keene, MonCrief thinks it’s she said. would be a real-world information.
other years, [some candidates] “business as usual for ACORN.” That’s why the ACU ACORN accomplishment for us and for * = Series/Season Premiere
are going to be relying on “The voter registration arm of Action Center site features the country.” ** = Series/Season Finale
whatever kind of assistance they ACORN – Project Vote – is not photos and descriptions of Five Filters featured The reality-competition shows
can get from whatever quarter going anywhere,” she said. “It former ACORN leaders, videos, article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets are starting to wind down.
that assistance might come.” will still be doing the same an in-depth fact sheet and the an Easy Ride in the Tonight, the final dancers
That assistance will come from things it’s been doing since its Action Desk contact information Independent. Available tools: perform on 'So You Think You
ACORN-like groups, Keene inception in 1982.” so site visitors can deliver PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Can Dance.'
e x p l a i n e d a t y e s t e r d a y ’ s In 2007, ACORN registered 1.4 reports of suspicious activity to Term Extraction. 8:00 to 9:00
Bloggers Briefing at Heritage. million people to vote. As it ACU. CBS:'Big Brother'
SUMMER FOX:'So You Think You Can
continued from page 56 Dance'-- Two hours
I realize now, of course, that two-year-old, but not for an child’s mind as a lump of clay Twitter. NBC:'Minute to Win It'
my efforts to downplay the older child. Encouraging my son waiting for me to form. Reading The rest of the schedule and the
mother bunny’s control were my to read on his own involves, for on his own, he becomes his own late night talk shows after the
own expression of maternal me, a kind of letting go: of the wind. And maybe I, one day, jump.
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Can You Call it ‘Social Security’ if it’s Built on


Nothing but Monopoly Money?
Kathryn Nix (The Foundry: to borrow money to pay me,
Conservative Policy News.) regardless of how big the trust
fund is.
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:00:07 PM
Instead of holding onto seniors’ New START:
Posted August 11th, 2010 at
1:00pm in Entitlements Print
savings to pay for later benefits,
the trust fund consists of little
Increasing the Risk
This Post more than IOUs. Last year, the of Nuclear War
Social Security faces the trustees included this in their Baker Spring (The Foundry:
serious danger of failing to live report: Conservative Policy News.)
up to its name due to its Neither the redemption of trust
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:00:16 AM
unfunded obligations. Last fund bonds, nor interest paid on
week, the Social Security and those bonds, provides any new According to the translation of
Medicare trustees issued their net income to the Treasury, an article appearing in the
report on the fiscal outlook for which must finance redemptions Russian newspaper Suvorovskiy
the program. We reported that: and interest payments through Natisk on July 17, the Vostok
Social Security has a $7.9 some combination of increased 2010 Russian military exercise
trillion shortfall (up $0.1 trillion taxation, reductions in other concluded with a simulated a
from last year), which means the 2037, the trust fund will run dry. Writing for The Washington g o v e r n m e n t s p e n d i n g , o r low-yield nuclear strike. This
program would require $7.9 That means that while there is Post, Allan Sloan refers to the additional borrowing from the simulated strike is consistent
trillion in cash—today!—to enough money to pay current trust fund as “one of the world’s public. with the Russian policy of
a f f o r d i t s p r o m i s e s . retirees full benefits, younger biggest piles of funny money.” Sloan puts this in layman’s considering the use of non-
Alternatively, closing that gap workers face an uncertain Writes Sloan: terms: “The trust fund is of no strategic (tactical) nuclear
would require payroll taxes to future. Let’s say I begin taking Social economic value.” weapons in regional conflicts
r i s e i m m e d i a t e l y a n d But Heritage expert David John Security when I hit the full There’s no time to kill to solve where up to that point only
permanently from 12.4 percent explains that by 2015, “Social retirement age of 66 later this Social Security’s impending conventional weapons would be
of earnings to 14.24 percent. For Security will require large and year. Because its tax revenue is shortfall. For younger workers, used.
a worker earning $50,000, that’s growing amounts of general below its expenses, Social the program must be fixed now As the United States Senate is
a $920 tax increase. revenue money in order to pay Security would have to cash in in order to put the “security” in the midst of considering the
This year, Social Security ran all of its promised benefits. about $3,400 of its trust-fund back in Social Security. New Strategic Arms Reduction
its first deficits since 1983. Even though this money will Treasurys each month to get the Five Filters featured Treaty (New START) arms
T h o u g h t h e p r o g r a m w i l l technically come from cashing money to pay my wife and me. article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets control agreement with Russia,
rebound back into the black for in the special issue bonds in the The Treasury, in turn, would a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e the Senate should understand
the next few years (assuming the trust fund, the money to repay have to borrow $3,400 from Independent. Available tools: the important linkage between
Administration’s projections for those bonds will come from investors to get the money to PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, the Vostok exercise and New
economic recovery are correct), o t h e r t a x c o l l e c t i o n s o r pay Social Security. The bottom Term Extraction. START in the minds of the
the program will dive into the b o r r o w i n g . ” line is that the government has Russian leadership. According
red permanently in 2015. By to unclassified sources, the
Russians have a many-fold
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Home Depot Does What FEMA Dreams About


Matt Mayer (The Foundry: disaster relief areas. In stark
Conservative Policy News.) contrast, the private sector has
Submitted at 8/11/2010 9:10:37 AM what FEMA only dreams about.
Specifically, Home Depot has a
Posted August 11th, 2010 at system that allows it to do
10:10am in Protect America everything FEMA wants to
Print This Post do—and far more rapidly.
The fifth anniversary of FEMA probably has the best
Hurricane Katrina, and all its administrator it has ever had in
attendant devastation, is a good Craig Fugate. Fugate, who hails
reminder that the federalization from the hurricane bulls-eye
of natural disasters by the known as Florida, knows better
Federal Emergency than anyone the importance of a
Management Agency continues vibrant state and local
uninterrupted. From January 20, emergency management
2010 to today, FEMA has issued capability. Why can’t he make
78 declarations, including for any headway in fixing what has
Hurricane Alex—a storm that Administration, we have not had strike America with predictable
been busted for two decades?
never actually hit Texas (a little a single hurricane hit the United regularity (floods, fires, storms,
He is likely trying, but, as James
rain doesn’t count). States and only one relatively etc.) With the predictions of a
Lee Witt famously commented,
That figure puts FEMA on pace minor earthquake, so the trend hurricane season as active as
natural disasters are “inherently
to issue 141 declarations by of defining disasters down also 2005 when Hurricane Katrina
political events.” Politics always
January 19, 2011, which would continues uninterrupted. hit, FEMA needs to be ready for
trumps common sense.
be the fifth most in FEMA This federalization comes at a the truly catastrophic event. It
Thank goodness there is always
history. With the 108 steep price as states and isn’t.
the private sector….
declarations issued in his first localities de-fund emergency After years of talk and millions
Five Filters featured
year, President Barack Obama management and move the in funding, FEMA still lacks a
article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
would possess a two-year funds to more critical needs that true real-time, in-transit system
an Easy Ride in the
average of 124.5, which is just aren’t being subsidized federally that allows it to seamlessly
Independent. Available tools:
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PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
129.5 set by George W. Bush left) and as FEMA spends it possesses, where in the supply
Term Extraction.
over his eight years. Unlike valuable resources on the chain its resources are, and how
during President Bush’s routine natural disasters that to most effectively supply
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advantage in tactical nuclear strategic nuclear weapons, New to weaken the U.S.-led alliance stakes weren’t so high, Rick as a candidate for governor, his
weapons over the U.S. The START will reduce the U.S. structure. In turn, this raises the Scott’s performance in role in a possible third degree
Russian government wants to force down to levels that are risk of Russian military Tallahassee today would have felony is a very public matter,
use this advantage to intimidate consistent with Russian intervention in what Russia been laughable. Unfortunately, one that could have
its neighbors in Eastern Europe, capacity. Regarding missile chauvinistically calls its “near running for Governor is no ramifications for all Republicans
including those that are NATO defense, Russia was successful abroad.” Such aggression has laughing matter. running for office. Floridians
allies of the U.S. Specifically, in getting language in the already taken place against the “Rick Scott, the disgraced deserve the facts. If Rick Scott
Moscow sees this as forcing the preamble of New START that Republic of Georgia. Finally, former CEO of Columbia/HCA won’t come clean with Florida
U.S. to recognize Russia’s commits the U.S. government this overall strategic imbalance, who is inseparably associated voters now, how can he be
exclusive sphere of influence in not to develop or deploy missile as demonstrated by the Vostok with one of the most massive trusted to lead the fourth-largest
this region and to weaken its defense capabilities that Russia exercise, increases the risk of Medicare fraud schemes in state in the nation during these
security commitments to its finds objectionable. The Russian the use of nuclear weapons in a American history, now refuses challenging economic times?”
allies. government, in order to conflict. The Senate needs to to answer questions about © Newsmax. All rights
The problem for the U.S. is that strengthen the commitment ask itself whether these are alarming new revelations about reserved.
the Russian position seeks to regarding missile defense, has desirable outcomes as it his current company Solantic. Five Filters featured
undermine the U.S. policy of issued a unilateral statement that considers granting its consent to “Just six days before Rick Scott article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
extended deterrence in the informs the U.S. that it will the ratification of New START. entered the race for governor, he an Easy Ride in the
European theater. This is where withdraw from New START if Five Filters featured was personally deposed in a Independent. Available tools:
Senate consideration of New the U.S. does not limit its article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets civil case alleging criminal PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
START comes into play. The missile defense program in an Easy Ride in the activity by his company. Now Term Extraction.
Russian position can succeed accordance with Russia’s views. Independent. Available tools: Rick Scott is refusing to release
only if Russia can maintain The Obama Administration, for PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, this and other relevant
parity with the U.S. in the area its part, has told the Russians Term Extraction. information to voters.
of strategic nuclear arms and that it has no intention of “Today, Rick Scott called the
curtail the U.S. missile defense pursuing missile defense deposition a private matter. But
program. New START codifies capabilities that Russia will find
both of these outcomes in favor objectionable.
of Russia. Regarding offensive As a result, New START serves

One Tree Hill Exclusive: Clay Makes a Friend in the Hospital


Robyn Ross (TVGuide.com: texting, a show rep tells Bobby and has also guest- will review the reported
Breaking News) TVGuide.com. The character starred on Invasion and Boston comment and take the
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:45:00 AM will cross paths will Clay ( Public. appropriate action.
Robert Buckley), who remains Exclusive: Edwin Hodge to See TVGuide.com community
Edwin Hodge in the hospital following his guest-star on Leverage policies.
Looks like One Tree Hill's Clay shooting in the Season 7 finale. One Tree Hill returns Tuesday, Five Filters featured
may make a new friend in the One Tree Hill's Robert Sept. 14 at 8/7c on the CW. article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
aftermath of his shooting. Buckley: "Clay's had a really Hodge's episode is scheduled to an Easy Ride in the
Edwin Hodge has been cast in rough year" air September 28. Independent. Available tools:
an early Season 8 episode as a Hodge, 25, recently appeared Thank you. Your abuse report PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
character who is seriously alongside his brother, Aldis of Leverage. He previously has been sent to the Term Extraction.
injured in a car accident while Hodge, in the Season 3 premiere starred on the WB's Jack & TVGuide.com moderators. We
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TV's 8 Greatest Quitters


Tim Molloy (TVGuide.com: than this.' Well, I've looked...
Breaking News) and there isn't."
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:28:00 AM 2. Michael Scott: The Office's
interferer-in-chief quit Dunder
Amanda Bynes, Steve Carell Mifflin because he felt
It's been a great week for unappreciated, only to start the
quitters. Jet Blue flight attendant quickly disintegrating Michael
Steven Slater went out big by
quitting over his plane's
Scott Paper Company. Steve
Carell took Scott's lead by
Plain Jane Is
intercom, grabbing some beers,
and sliding down the emergency
chute. Then a young woman's
announcing that this season will
be his last on the show, though
his post- Office career looks
More Than
quitting via dry erase board
made the online rounds, though
brighter than Michael's.
1. Dave Chappelle: The
Skin Deep
she turned out to be an actress comedian walked away from his Kate Stanhope
named Elyse Porterfield (whose (TVGuide.com: Breaking
Comedy Central show and a $50 News)
name also sounds too good to be million contract because he was
true). In honor of these 6. George Costanza/ Larry writers pretty much ensured he unhappy with the show's Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:31:00 AM

disgruntled employees, real and David: Seinfeld's George wouldn't return: Blake died in a direction. Then he headed off to Clare and Louise Roe
fake, we salute TV's greatest Costanza was famously modeled plane crash while heading home South Africa to do some soul The CW's new makeover
quitters — real, fake, and both. on the show's co-creator, Larry from the war. In one of the searching. Was he crazy? reality series Plain Jane may be
8. Amanda Bynes: The All That David, and an incident in which show's greatest scenes, Radar Erratic? Or just true to himself? focused on changing hair colors
and Amanda Show star Costanza quit his job came haltingly delivered the news as Honorable Mention: William and trying a new shade of
announced in June that she was straight from David's real life. Blake's friends and colleagues Petersen: The CSI star burned lipstick, but the series' host and
retiring from acting at the age of Costanza returned to work as if were mid-operation. nary a bridge with his departure producer insist the series is
24. A month later she changed it had never happened, just as 3. Jack Paar: The host of The from the show. He remains an hardly skin deep.
her mind and announced her David did when he quit Tonight Show announced his executive producer and has left "It was very much about the
return to the Chicago Bulls. Saturday Night Live in the mid- resignation on the air to protest open the possibility of inside more than the outside,"
7. The Men and Women of '80s. NBC cutting material it occasionally returning. host Louise Roe tells
Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce: 5. David Caruso: Caruso quit considered in bad taste. "There Who is your favorite TV TVGuide.com "The fashion
Unhappy at their purchase by an NYPD Blue early in its second must be a better way to make a quitter? [and] the beauty are all part of
outside firm, the key players in season in pursuit of a movie living than this, a way of Five Filters featured it, but really getting through the
Mad Men's fictitious Sterling career. The show went on for 10 entertaining people without article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets mental barriers was the
Cooper got themselves more seasons while he found being constantly involved in an Easy Ride in the important part."
deliberately sacked at the end of mixed success. He soon slinked some form of controversy," he Independent. Available tools: Check out videos from Plain
the show's third season. They back to TV, where he has said. Paar returned weeks later PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Jane
immediately began the new and anchored CSI: Miami since with these lines: "As I was Term Extraction. Breaking through those mental
somewhat awkwardly named 2002. saying before I was barriers — whether caused by
firm Sterling Cooper Draper 4. McLean Stevenson: When interrupted... I believe the last the high standards put forth by
Pryce. Can they please quit that Stevenson quit the role of Henry thing I said was 'There must be fashion magazines, or criticism
and switch it to SCDP, ASAP? Blake on M*A*S*H, the show's a better way to make a living from family and friends — were
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essential to each woman's head- could never do."


Damian Holbrook
(TVGuide.com: Breaking to-toe transformation, Roe says. Plain Jane encourages women
News) "They have to get through that to try new things, but Roe says
and they have to cry and talk to she went to great lengths to
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:38:00 AM
me and open up. And in some make sure the women were
Lucy Hale and Troian cases, [they] scream and shout never pushed too far. Roe
Bellisario to get it out, so it became very worked with each woman's body
OK, first off, if you've never cathartic," she says. type very closely, making sure
gone glamping, do so That ability to relate also everyone was comfortable in
immediately. Massages. Mani- proved an important factor for their new wardrobe.
pedis. It's divine. the producers, who made sure to "We took our cues from them. If
Secondly, did you really think find girls of all shapes, sizes, we felt they were uncomfortable
the girls would catch "A"? and backgrounds in their search in a conversation, we wouldn't
Come on. This was only the mid for each episode's focal point. In push them because it's not about
-season finale, kids! Wednesday's episode (9/8c), exploiting the girls, it's about a
Last night, Rosewood's fab four Roe counsels an aspiring writer positive experience for them,
left us hanging — and Tweeting and recent Hollywood transplant Robertson says. "And they all
feverishly — as they came oh-so who's hoping for a second had very positive experiences."
-close to nailing their texting or aren't totally convinced that night's summer finale? Did chance after an awkward first And it isn't just the various
tormentor while getting their "A" is really the character we "A"'s identity surprise you, too? d a t e . " T h e m a k e o v e r i s Janes who have had their lives
pamper on at Camp Mona (the saw on that closing-scene video, Subscribe to TV Guide extraordinary," executive changed. " Plain Jane is actually
world's most inspired birthday- we'll spare y'all the spoilers). Magazine now! producer Amy Palmer making quite a big difference in
party theme ever). But since Oh, did we enjoy this one. The Thank you. Your abuse report R o b e r t s o n s a y s . " S h e ' s girls' lives," Roe says. "This is
there's nothing small about the suspense. The reveals. The h a s b e e n s e n t t o t h e u n r e c o g n i z a b l e . " probably the most rewarding job
Pretty Little Liars drama, of scares. That bit with Aria and TVGuide.com moderators. We Check out photos from Plain I've done by a long shot."
course something big had to Ezra in the car, with "A" outside w i l l r e v i e w t h e r e p o r t e d Jane Five Filters featured
happen to throw them off- scribbling on the window? c o m m e n t a n d t a k e t h e However, this show isn't just article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
course. And boy did it ever. Yeah, that was a lesson in not a p p r o p r i a t e a c t i o n . about winning Mr. Right. an Easy Ride in the
Lucy Hale wasn't lying when making out with your teacher in See TVGuide.com community "There's one scene where they Independent. Available tools:
she told TV Guide Magazine a dark playground. And Toby policies. face their biggest fear ... and PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
that "something completely popping up in Emily's back F i v e F i l t e r s f e a t u r e d whether that's jumping out of an Term Extraction.
unexpected and out-of-the-blue" seat? It's almost a good thing article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets airplane or what, they're always
would go down before the hour we're getting a hiatus to recover a n E a s y R i d e i n t h e a bit like, 'Why are you making
w a s o v e r . W e j u s t n e v e r from all the twists. Let's just Independent. Available tools: me do this,'" Roe says. "But
imagined it would be Hanna hope ABC Family doesn't make PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, t h e n t h e y k i n d o f g e t i t
being run down in those final us wait too long for more Term Extraction. afterward because they just
seconds, or that it would be who episodes, or "A" won't be the managed to break through a sort
it was behind the wheel (for only one acting all p.o.'d. of barrier that they thought they
those who still need to catch up, How are you doing after last
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Neil Patrick Harris Gets


Belated Emmy
Nomination
Anna Dimond (TV Squad)
On the Scene: Has
Submitted at 8/11/2010 8:20:00 AM
'America's Got Talent'
Filed under: Emmys, TV News Found the Next Susan
Neil Patrick Harris can add one Boyle?
more Emmy nomination to his
list this year: The Academy of Michael Maloney (TV Squad)
Television Arts and Sciences Submitted at 8/11/2010 7:00:00 AM
has acknowledged that it
neglected to mention Harris in Filed under: Features, Summer
the special-class program
category for his hosting gig at
'Rescue Me' - 'Forgiven' TV The'America's Got Talent'
stage was turned over to
YouTube last night. The 12 acts
the Tonys.
While award show hosts once
had their own category (Hugh
Recap all came not from traditional
'AGT' auditions, but rather from
Jason Hughes (TV Squad) them hanging out to dry. the website that can make
Jackman, for example, won for last month, but Harris was left
As always, the dialogue was anyone a star.
his performance as the Tonys out in the Emmy cold for his Submitted at 8/11/2010 8:40:00 AM
host in 2005), the hosts are now sharp and brilliant, both in There were memorable acts
role in the show. The Academy
Filed under: Recaps moments of outright absurdity including singer Cam Hodges, a
wrapped up in a composite amended its previous
(S06E07) For once, I have and moments of true poignancy. cappella group PLUtonic and
award for the show overall. The announcement Tuesday after
absolutely no idea what's Tommy, once again, was put in magician Dan Sperry, but the
63rd Annual Tony Awards' 'L.A. Times'' awards blog Gold
coming next on'Rescue Me,' and the awkward position of serving only one that judge Piers
executive producers Ricky Derby pointed out the oversight.
I couldn't be happier about it. as a figure of wisdom, which is Morgan wanted to talk about
Kirshner and Glenn Weiss were Permalink| Email this| Linking
Pulling back from the Gavin a suit he doesn't wear very well. after the show was Jackie
listed as contenders when Blogs| Comments
family to face much larger And Sheila has been relegated to Evancho, a 10-year-old opera
nominations were announced
problems, the series was much the back burner while Tommy singer who got a standing
more enjoyable. As much as focuses on the relationship he ovation after her performance.
Tommy is the central figure of thinks he wants with Janet. "She's the most exciting
the series, these writers have Permalink| Email this| Linking discovery we've had on this
done far too good a job of Blogs| Comments show in years," Morgan said. "I
fleshing out the secondary and don't even want to talk about
tertiary characters to just leave [other acts.] I can't even think
about the others at the moment.
I only want to talk about her. It's
too exciting. I just thought she
was amazingly good."
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4 ways to calm your skin Q&A: Diarrhea from


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That's Right, Bison. The Man, Father of Three College


Killing Bison.: Woot Weads The Football Players Dies in
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(Woot! - One Day, One Deal) Those familiar with the case UPI) -- Anthrax has killed 30 Milton Kent (FanHouse Main) respect their players' privacy.
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:00:00 PM added that the man really wishes bison on a farm near Weyburn, Submitted at 8/11/2010 9:42:00 AM Through the university's sports
his assigned caseworker would Saskatchewan, a Canadian information department,
Every week in this space, we’ll stop saying "…OR MAYBE… provincial official said Tuesday. Filed under: Indiana, Stanford, Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh
take a look at the news and offer YOU DID!!!" every time he Authorities now say that Scott Virginia The father of three said, in a statement: "We are
our own incisive blend of calls to discuss the issue. Ian has taken full responsibility current FBS football players struck with deep sadness by the
commentary, analysis, and poop RIYADH, Saudi Arabia ( UPI) and claims that the other was one of five passengers who tragic and sudden loss of Bill
jokes. The news you need, from -- The Saudi government said members of the band are died in a Monday plane crash Phillips. The hearts and prayers
a voice you can trust, in the 90 Tuesday it was holding off on innocent. that also claimed the life of of our entire team and staff
seconds you have to spare: its plan to cut off BlackBerry DESTIN, Fla. ( UPI) -- Police former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens. extend to the Phillips family and
that’s Woot Weads the Wire. corporate messaging services in in Florida said a woman who Bill Phillips, himself a former the families of those lost in the
PORDENONE, Italy ( UPI) -- the kingdom. poured drinks on her husband University of Evansville football crash. A man could hardly live a
Anti-globalization activists have This decision will not affect after finding him at a strip club player, died Monday when the more full life than Bill, whose
destroyed a field of genetically heads, arms and hands, which was charged with battery. single-engine plane he was a kindness and friendship touched
m o d i f i e d c o r n n e a r t h e the Saudis will continue to cut A spokesperson for the woman passenger on, crashed on an us all deeply. His legacy lives
northeastern Italian town of off as they see fit. argues that she intended to only Alaskan mountainside Monday on through his four sons, four
Pordenone, Italian authorities NEW YORK ( UPI) -- Mark throw a single drink on her while en route to a fishing incredible young men he
say. Ruffalo says he and Edward husband, but the club policy vacation. Bill Phillips' youngest raised."
Thankfully, the corn's healing Norton, his friend and fellow mandated that she purchase at son, Willy, 13, was taken to an Former University of
factor and adamantium claws H o l l y w o o d a c t o r , a r e n o t least two. Anchorage hospital with Evansville coach Jim Byers told
will allow it to take its own fighting over the big-screen role NEW YORK ( UPI) -- undisclosed injuries and is the Evansville Courier-Post that
revenge. of the Hulk. Breakfast giant Kellogg's has expected to survive. the elder Phillips was an
WEST NYACK, N.Y. ( UPI) -- Most Hulk fans stand behind opened a Pop-Tart theme Three of Bill Phillips' older excellent student and a key
A 78-year-old New York state their belief that, if they two men restaurant in New York sons play football at Division I- member of the 1974 Evansville
man said he was perplexed to ever did fight, it would be featuring Pop-Tart sandwiches A schools. Andrew Phillips is a team that advanced to the
discover the U.S. government totally freaking awesome like and other sugary concoctions. senior guard at Stanford, while NCAA small college playoffs.
believes he died more than a nobody would ever believe. The joke here is that this really his brothers, Colter, a Byers said Bill Phillips was a
month ago. WEYBURN, Saskatchewan ( exists. sophomore, and Dan, a corporate attorney based in
freshman, are tight ends at Washington and owned several
Virginia and Indiana, fishing vessels in Alaska.
respectively. Bill Lynch, the "What a sad story. The guy had
head coach at Indiana, and Mike so many positive things happen
London, UVA's head coach, in his life because of his talent
offered condolences on behalf and his personality," said Byers.
of their schools and programs,
while asking the media to
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Chris Bosh says LeBron James using doubters,


critics for fuel to perform
ESPN.com news services Chris Bosh said James is using and I think every person in that part of the game. We knew that
(ESPN.com) criticism about his departure organization feels the same was going to happen before we
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:34:29 PM from Cleveland "as fuel to do way.”-- Chris Bosh even got together."
well next season." Some outsiders' high Bosh also addressed criticism
Updated: August 11, 2010, 1:34 "We're always all aware of what expectations for the Heat are from Toronto Raptors general
PM ET we do and how critics can be out another source of fuel, Bosh manager Bryan Colangelo, who
Whether it's to live up to high there sometimes," Bosh said. said, when asked about ESPN hinted in comments after Bosh
e x p e c t a t i o n s o r t o p r o v e "[James] uses it to fuel his analyst Jeff Van Gundy's left Toronto that the power
doubters wrong, the Miami ambition to win next year. I prediction that Miami, now forward was distracted by free
Heat's new stars are gathering think we're going to have a lot featuring James, Bosh and agency and didn't give his all
m o t i v a t i o n f r o m d i f f e r e n t of doubters. But that's fine, you Dwyane Wade, are last season.
sources for the coming season. know, that's a part of the game. overwhelming favorites to win Bosh said Colangelo's
LeBron James, in a comment As long as we come together the NBA title. comments were "unfortunate,"
posted on his Twitter account and play the game the way it's Van Gundy also predicted adding that the two have not
Tuesday, said: "Don't think for supposed to be played I think Miami will threaten NBA spoken since.
one min that I haven't been we're going to be successful." records, including the 1995-96 "That's how he handled it ... All
taking mental notes of everyone Motivation for Bosh and the Chicago Bulls' 72 wins and the I can do is react and just stay
taking shots at me this summer. Heat also comes from within. 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers' 33 grounded and stay humble and
And I mean everyone!" Mike & And the team's own expectation -game win streak. just keep doing what I'm doing,"
Mike in the Morning for the coming season is nothing "I'm not going to sit here and Bosh said. "It doesn't bother me
Miami Heat forward Chris short of an NBA title, Bosh said. say it's not possible. But it's because I know I've never quit
Bosh talks about all of the " W e have to talk going to take a lot of hard at any point in my NBA career,
a c t i v i t y f o r h i m a n d h i s championship," he said. "I work," Bosh said. "Of course in my lifetime, playing
teammates in the last month. expect to win a championship we're not just going to show up basketball."
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Jason LaRue hurt in


brawl; team calls up Steven Hill
Associated Press The Cardinals called up Steven Phillips' comments and told him "It's like asking when you're
(ESPN.com) Hill from Double-A Springfield. not to touch him. It quickly going to jail and you haven't
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:55:05 AM The 25-year-old catcher will be escalated into shouting, and both gone to court yet," Baker said.
making his major league debut. benches and bullpens emptied. The Cardinals won the game 8-
Updated: August 11, 2010, St. Louis also put right-hander Cardinals pitcher Chris 4, moving percentage points
12:55 PM ET Jeff Suppan on the 15-day Carpenter ended up pinned ahead of the Reds in first place
CINCINNATI -- The St. Louis disabled list with a sore groin. against the backstop screen. in the NL Central. The standings
Cardinals called up a catcher Suppan felt discomfort while Cueto also was pinned against board at Great American Ball
W e d n e s d a y b e c a u s e t h e y working out Monday, and the the backstop nearby and kicked Park refused to acknowledge the
weren't sure how long Jason Cardinals want to be cautious. players around him. He later change of order on Wednesday,
LaRue would be sidelined with La Russa expects Major League said he was afraid and trying to keeping Cincinnati listed above
injuries from a brawl with the Baseball to take disciplinary defend himself. St. Louis. The teams were tied
Cincinnati Reds. action against the Reds. Major League Baseball will in the games-behind column,
Manager Tony La Russa said "I just believe it's something watch video of the fight and get though St. Louis had the better
L a R u e s u f f e r e d a m i l d significant," La Russa said. "I a report from the umpiring crew winning percentage.
concussion and had sore ribs don't know what it's going to before deciding any punishment. The organist played the theme
from the first-inning altercation turn out to be." Reds manager Dusty Baker said from "Rocky" when a fan threw
the previous night. LaRue is one The brawl centered on Reds there was more to it than the a ceremonial pregame pitch. The
of the players kicked by Reds s e c o n d b a s e m a n B r a n d o n video might show. Reds' mascots acted like boxers,
starter Johnny Cueto after he got Phillips, who said at the start of "I just hope the guys up there pretending to throw punches on
pinned against the backstop the series that he hates the realize the tension, the pressure, the side.
screen. Cardinals. He also called them the background," Baker said. Copyright 2010 by The
"His ribs are real sore," La complainers, using demeaning "Also, you can't just go on the Associated Press
Russa said, before the final language that riled St. Louis. video because you don't know Five Filters featured
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William 'Bill' Phillips, killed in Alaska Ex-Wife Tells Police


crash, father of Andrew, Coulter, Paul Lorenzen Wright Had Drugs,
at Stanford, Virginia, Indiana Cash on Night He Died
Milton Kent (FanHouse Main)
Mark Schlabach (ESPN.com) season. tragic and sudden loss of Bill Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:50:00 AM
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:10:14 PM Colter Phillips is a sophomore Phillips . . . A man could hardly
tight end at Virginia, where he live a more full life than Bill, Filed under: Cavaliers,
Updated: August 11, 2010, 1:10 had five catches for 34 yards in whose kindness and friendship Grizzlies, NBA Police Blotter
PM ET six starts in 2009. touched us all deeply. His The ex-wife of former Memphis
The plane crash that killed Paul Phillips is a freshman tight legacy lives on through his four Grizzlies and University of
former U.S. senator Ted Stevens end at Indiana. sons, four incredible young men Memphis star Lorenzen Wright
of Alaska Monday night also "A member of our football he raised." told police that he left her home
claimed the life of the father of family, Colter Phillips, lost his Dan Paro, who coached each of on the night of his death with a
f o o t b a l l p l a y e r s a t t h r e e father William "Bill" Sr., Phillips' older sons at box of drugs and an untold
universities. Monday in a plane crash that Georgetown Prep School in amount of cash, according to
William "Bill" Phillips, who claimed several lives," Virginia North Bethesda, Md., referred documents obtained by the
was Stevens' legislative director coach Mike London said in a all questions to the school's Memphis Commercial-Appeal. when the dispatcher heard
and chief of staff from 1981 to statement released by the school administrative office, which The newspaper obtained an gunshots and the cell phone
1986, also was killed in the Wednesday. "Our thoughts and declined comment. affidavit from a Memphis police went silent. No arrests have
plane crash near Dillingham, in prayers are with the Phillips William Phillips, an attorney sergeant who said Sherra been made to date.
a remote part of Alaska. family and all the other families and lobbyist at Utrecht and Wright, Lorenzen Wright's The Commercial Appeal
Phillips, from Germantown, affected by this tragedy. Colter Phillips, a Washington, D.C.- former wife, told them that the reported that Wright's ex-wife
Md., was traveling on a fishing is currently with his family and based firm, played football at former NBA forward left her told police that he had had a
trip with Stevens when the plane we are committed to supporting the University of Evansville home late in the evening of July conversation on two separate
slammed into a mountain with him in any way possible." during the early 1970s. 18 carrying a box of drugs. cell phones with an unidentified
such force that it left a 300-foot Indiana coach Bill Lynch Mark Schlabach covers college Sherra Wright said he returned person during which she
gash on the slope. informed his team of the crash football and basketball for to the home a short time later, overheard Wright say that he
Phillips' 13-year-old son, after Tuesday's practice. ESPN.com. Information from then left again, this time with was "going to flip something for
William "Willy" Phillips, also "The thoughts and prayers of the The Associated Press was used cash. $110,000."
was seriously injured in the e n t i r e I n d i a n a U n i v e r s i t y in this report. Lorenzen Wright's body was Sherra Wright told police that
crash and was among four community are with Paul, his Five Filters featured found July 28 in a wooded area her former husband owned a
survivors. Five passengers were family and everyone touched by article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets in the southeast part of the city, shotgun that he kept at her
killed. this tragedy," Lynch said in a an Easy Ride in the six days after his mother suburban Memphis home and a
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senior and starting guard at Stanford coach Jim Harbaugh originally reported that Wright but have found neither firearm.
Stanford, where he was named said in a statement: "We are was in the midst of a 911 call
second-team All-Pac 10 last struck with deep sadness by the
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2010 NFL training camps: Al Davis NASCAR Swings,


of Oakland Raiders' likens QB Jason Misses With 2011
Campbell to Jim Plunkett Schedule Plans
ESPN.com news services He said he sees some Plunkett season. Geoffrey Miller (FanHouse
(ESPN.com) in Jason Campbell, his new Davis specifically mentioned Main)
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:22:53 AM starting quarterback. new offensive coordinator Hue Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:13:00 AM
"I see this young Jason Jackson as another reason he
Updated: August 11, 2010, Campbell as a football player believes the Raiders will turn Filed under: Sprint Cup,
11:22 AM ET like I saw Jim Plunkett. He has things around this season. NASCAR I'm surprised, but I
The Oakland Raiders have everything. He was 13-0 in Jackson helped Joe Flacco know I shouldn't be.
endured seven straight seasons college, at Auburn, he can throw make it to the playoffs in his NASCAR made some changes
of 10 or more losses. Owner Al up the field, he can run, he's big, first two seasons in the NFL this week in what we can now
Davis, however, said Tuesday in he's smart," Davis said. "I really with the Ravens and also call "The Great Three-Days-and
a rare radio interview that he predict great things for him. I worked with Carson Palmer as -Counting Schedule Reveal of its cookie-cutter, 1.5-mile track.
believes the 2010 team will end hope he doesn't let me down. I the offensive coordinator at 2010" with Kentucky Speedway So much for the "impactful
that slump. don't think he will." USC. adding its face to the Sprint Cup changes" that NASCAR CEO
C l a y t o n : R a i d e r s C a m p Plunkett led the Raiders to two "We have a bright new young Series while biannual attendance Brian France alluded to at the
Confidential Super Bowl victories and was offensive coordinator in Hue -bust Auto Club Speedway lost Indianapolis Motor Speedway
An improved defensive front named the Super Bowl MVP in Jackson, and I just have great what should have never been its: before the Brickyard 400 just a
seven is one of the reasons the 1980. hopes for this young team," a second Cup date. couple of weeks ago.
Raiders' seven-year streak of 10 Campbell, acquired in a trade Davis said. "It's a very young And, oh, Chicagoland Where was the boldness?
or more losses might end in with the Washington Redskins team, but I do have hopes for Speedway will now earn page Where was the dramatic move
2010, John Clayton writes. in the offseason, started 52 it." five in the sports sections of the to charge up what just became
Story games for Washington since Information from The Chicago newspaper coverage, more of a tired mess of tracks
"I really liken this team a great being a first-round pick in 2005. Associated Press was used in buried by the NFL, when it for the 10-race championship
deal to the team of 1980, in H e h a s t h r o w n f o r 5 5 this report. opens the 2011 Chase for the chase? And why in the world
which the great Jim Plunkett touchdowns, 38 interceptions Five Filters featured Sprint Cup with a Sunday are recent track lighting projects
pulled us out of the doldrums, and has a passer rating of 82.3 article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets afternoon race. Meanwhile, now going virtually unused for
took us to the Super Bowl as a in his career. an Easy Ride in the Kansas Speedway will now their biggest events?
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interview with Sirius NFL and a passer rating of 86.4. But
Radio. the Redskins went 4-12 last
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US Players Pay Tribute to Neymar,


Talented Brazil
Brian Straus (FanHouse Main)
Submitted at 8/11/2010 9:30:00 AM

Filed under: US Soccer, U.S.


Men's National Team EAST
RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Men
who had competed against the
world's top teams, who had
advanced to the Confederations
Cup final and the second round
of a World Cup, could do
nothing but offer praise on
Tuesday evening to a very
Castlevania: Lords of
young Brazilian team that ran
circles around them before more Shadow special edition
than 77,000 at the New
Meadowlands Stadium.
The 2-0 scoreline was almost
mockup outed by Amazon
secondary to a performance that JC Fletcher (Joystiq) adding that the retailer "jumped
exposed the gulf in talent Carlos Bocanegra told even command a place on the Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:07:00 PM the gun" by publishing early
between the two countries. The FanHouse following the game. roster. Kaká is 28, Robinho 26 images. Though neither Cox nor
U.S. was undone by 18-year-old "We played them in the and Pato, who garnered a $30 An image spotted on Konami had anything official to
Neymar da Silva (right), who (CONCACAF) Gold Cup down million transfer fee from AC Amazon(and since removed) announce about a special
sported a combination afro- in Miami in the semifinals (in Milan three years ago, wasn't suggests that there will be a edition, someone at Konami is
mohawk and who tortured the 2003). They had Kaká and the youngest or best player on special edition release of mocking up special edition
American back line during his Robinho and these guys that the field on Tuesday. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow-- images. Probably in advance of
72 minutes on the field; 20-year- nobody had really heard their That honor belonged to as if its status as a major game a real special edition. That
olds Alexandre Pato and Paulo name. Same thing. They just Neymar, who made Jonathan from a large publisher didn't would just be a weird hobby
Ganso and a group of players have a deep country." Spector miserable on the left already make that clear. The otherwise.
eager to prove their worth to a The "next Pelé" is almost flank all evening, scored on a image shows a package Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
new coach charged with always, appropriately, Brazilian. perfect header in the 28th comprising two Xbox 360 game special edition mockup outed by
winning the 2014 World Cup. And players anointed with that minute and could have had a discs, a soundtrack, and a "The Amazon originally appeared on
"They're the stars of tomorrow, title/burden often aren't very old couple more. It was his first Art of Castlevania: Lords of Joystiq on Wed, 11 Aug 2010
man. That's always how it is when the mantle is passed on. game with Brazil. Shadow" book. 12:07:00 EST. Please see our
with Brazil," U.S. captain Ronaldinho is only 30 and can't Lords of Shadow producer terms for use of feeds.
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ups and NOT final," before
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PlayStation Move unboxed, demo disc detailed


Andrew Yoon (Joystiq) everything off the disc at once.
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:30:00 PM In addition to the demos, the
disc includes an installable
Joystiq tipster Phil received a "Setup Guide," which may be
promotional PlayStation Move the most enjoyable part of the
kit, which included two Move entire collection. It includes Goldeneye 007 Classic
controllers, a PlayStation Eye some helpful tips, like " don't Edition includes gold
camera and a demo disc. The use the camera upside-down"
disc features an interface and " don't smack people around Classic Controller Pro
inspired by the "Now Playing" you." Truly, advice for winners. Griffin McElroy (Joystiq)
section of the XMB, allowing PlayStation Move unboxed, Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:30:00 PM
you to quickly peruse its demo disc detailed originally
contents. Included on the disc Tumble-- all games demoed at you must install each demo to appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 11 Remember those images which
are demos for Sports E3 earlier this year. your PS3 hard drive. According Aug 2010 13:30:00 EST. Please leaked out of Activision's survey
Champions, Start the Party, Interestingly, it appears that the to our tipster, each demo is see our terms for use of feeds. about the spiritual successor to
Kung Fu Rider, TV Superstars, demos (at least on this about 1-2 GB in size, meaning Permalink| Email this| Goldeneye? Remember that
The Shoot, Tiger Woods PGA promotional disc) cannot be you'll need at least 8GB of free Comments totally bitchin' gold Wii Classic
Tour 11, Beat Sketcher, and launched directly from the disc; space if you want to play Controller Pro depicted in one
of said images? It's very real,
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's premise and can be very yours if you
elect to pick up the GoldenEye
007 Classic Edition for $69.99
explained by developers in hoods when the game launches later
this year.
Randy Nelson (Joystiq) costume looks way better than This news will be especially
Submitted at 8/11/2010 2:00:00 PM theirs!) exciting to you if you're
Continue reading Assassin's planning on playing the game
Are you wearing your hooded Creed: Brotherhood's premise using the Classic control
cloak and and trying your best explained by developers in scheme, which eschews the
to look inconspicuous? Good, hoods Wiimote and Nunchuck for a
then you're ready to watch the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood's more traditional input
first developer diary for premise explained by developers experience -- one which we
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood. in hoods originally appeared on imagine will be much more
(That, or you just really want to Joystiq on Wed, 11 Aug 2010 "retro"-feeling, and much less
be ready for your office's next tease a pretty epic-sounding tale totally sounds like Metal Gear 14:00:00 EST. Please see our less likely to result in you
Halloween costume contest.) that begins immediately where Solid: Peace Walker's. Oh, and terms for use of feeds. hurling a Wiimote through your
In the video you'll find after the Assassin's Creed 2 ended. They there are some live-action bits Permalink| Email this| TV while attempting to chuck a
break, the game's key staffers also discuss Brotherhood's that look nowhere near as good Comments Throwing Knife at a bothersome
provide a brief story primer and recruitment system, which as this. (And we bet your
foe.
Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition
includes gold Classic Controller
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A Section of the International Space


Plants vs. Zombies Station Could Be Recycled into Crew
GOTY Edition available
on Steam for Mac and PC
Quarters for Asteroid Mission
Clay Dillow (Popular Science - contains everything an astronaut artificial gravity to help
Alexander Sliwinski (Joystiq) support and the "Zombatar" -- a New Technology, Science on a deep space mission might astronauts avoid muscle and
News, The Future Now) want: Life support systems, bone atrophy during the long
Submitted at 8/11/2010 1:00:00 PM custom zombie creator. You can
also try out the Zombatar on Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:35:03 PM astronaut sleeping quarters, and trip.
Steam is growing regular ol' PopCap's site and use the image With President Obama taking a nice view. If it were detached And the timing couldn't be
Plants vs. Zombies into the f o r a n y o f y o u r s o c i a l the budget axe to some of from the ISS and fitted to two better. Right now, the ISS is
"Game of the Year edition." The networking sites. In only a few NASA's most darling projects space exploration vehicles, it slated to run through 2020, and
free update is available for minutes we made what we lately, it makes sense that the could serve as crew quarters for if its mission is not extended by
existing PC copies of PvZ. In i m a g i n e t o b e a r a b i d agency might look at ways to a long-duration spaceflight. the partner nations that support
addition, PvZ is now available t r a n s v e s t i t e b - b o y . cut down on waste by getting a At 24 feet long by 15 feet wide, it, it will become another piece
in its GOTY incarnation on Mac Plants vs. Zombies GOTY little more mileage out of its Node 3 would offer a good deal of orbiting space waste.
for $10. Remember, with Steam, Edition available on Steam for current hardware. A proposal by of space in which astronauts President Obama has set a 2025
i f y o u o w n t h e g a m e f o r Mac and PC originally appeared NASA's "Blue Sky" group could live and work, and that goal to launch a mission to an
Windows and are a closet Mac on Joystiq on Wed, 11 Aug w o u l d d o e x a c t l y t h a t , space could be expanded using asteroid, and Node 3 would be
user (or vice versa), you also 2010 13:00:00 EST. Please see repurposing a room on the ISS attachable inflatable structures freshly defunct in the years
own it for the other system. our terms for use of feeds. as a crew capsule for a manned ( t h e c o m p a n i o n s p a c e leading up to that launch.
The update adds 20 Steam Permalink| Email this| mission to an asteroid. exploration vehicles would also [ Space]
Achievements, Steam Cloud C o m m e n t s Node 3 is one of the newest be fitted with pressurized
additions to the space station cabins). A spinning centrifuge
(it's the one with the big c o u l d e v e n b e i n s t a l l e d ,
panoramic cupola window) and theoretically, to provide some
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MIT's New Glucose Meter Checks Blood Sugar


Levels With Painless Infrared Light
Clay Dillow (Popular Science -
New Technology, Science
News, The Future Now)
Submitted at 8/11/2010 9:01:38 AM
MIT's Ramen Spectroscopy
Glucose Meter No pain, no
Silk 'Invisibility Cloak'
problem. Photos by Patrick Could Lead to Better
Gillooly Biocompatible
Medical device makers have Metamaterials
been trying to come up with a
better way for diabetics to Clay Dillow (Popular Science -
New Technology, Science
measure their blood glucose News, The Future Now)
levels for decades, but while a
handful of promising methods Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:01:52 AM

have enjoyed measured success, Silky Invisibility You can get a


the finger-pricking, blood- silk invisibility cloak in any
drawing glucose meter is still measure the amount of glucose blood glucose soars. His or her a pretty big step toward solving color you want as long as it's
the most common tool for present. interstitial fluid levels might a problem that has persisted for invisible. mckaysavage via
everyday use. But a new The method works well, but the take up to ten minutes to catch years with only measured Flickr
development in an old research IR light can only penetrate about up, resulting in a faulty reading. progress. The MIT team plans to To think Marco Polo didn't
pursuit at MIT may finally half a millimeter below the skin. To deal with this lag, the team get a clinical trial underway on even know what he had. Silk
provide diabetics with a painless That means glucose readings are developed another method of healthy patients in the fall to see and gold, considered luxury
means of checking their sugar, actually measuring the amount correcting for the difference if DCC can stand up in a more items for as long as mankind has
by simply shining a light on of sugar in the interstitial fluid between blood glucose and skin real-world setting. If it does, enjoyed shiny things, might now
their skin. surrounding skin cells rather glucose levels called Dynamic those finger-pricking meters lead the way forward in the
Researchers at MIT's t h a n t h e b l o o d s t r e a m . T o C o n c e n t r a t i o n C o r r e c t i o n could become a thing of the growing field of metamaterials.
Spectroscopy Lab have been overcome this problem, the team (DCC). By adding the rate at past. Turning flashy into
working for more than a decade developed an algorithm that which glucose diffuses from [ MIT News] inconspicuous, scientists from
on a method of using Raman relates the two different glucose blood to skin into the larger Tufts and Boston University
spectroscopy to measure glucose concentrations so the device can equation, they found they were have created an invisibility
levels. That approach involves extrapolate the amount of able to improve the accuracy of cloak from silk coated with
shining near-infrared light on glucose in the bloodstream from their readings by up to 30 gold.
the patient's arm or finger and the amount of glucose in the percent in the best cases and 15 But keep your Harry Potter-like
using the ensuing vibrations put skin. percent on average. aspirations in check; this
off by the chemical bonds in But another problem persisted: Raman spectroscopy still isn't invisibility material only works
various molecules in the skin to directly after eating, a patient's perfect, but the breakthrough is in the terahertz range, a long
wavelength region between
radio and IR. The researchers

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Cancer-Sniffing E-Nose Can Differentiate continued from page 77

think it could work at smaller


Between Various Forms of the Disease wavelengths, including those in
the visible spectrum, but that's
Rebecca Boyle (Popular not even their focus right now.
Science - New Technology, Far more promising are the
Science News, The Future implications in biomedicine, as
Now) silk is a biocompatible material.
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:09:58 AM
Metamaterials are a unique
Breast Cancer Cells This image category of materials that derive
shows infiltrating ductal their optical properties from
carcinoma of the breast. A new their physical makeup rather
e-nose sensor can differentiate than their chemical makeup.
between breast, prostate, lung That means they can be
and bowel cancer by testing engineered to bend light in
patients' breath. Wikimedia certain ways or to absorb or
Commons reflect all the light in a
Scientists working on a breath particular range. They're not
test for cancer say they can particularly easy to create and
differentiate between at least they are often rigid (unlike the
four different forms of the Boy Wizard's cloak), so the idea
disease, regardless of the of metamaterials built on
patient's age, gender or lifestyle, flexible substrates like silk is
simply by testing patients' just a few parts per billion. The ranging in age from 20-75, Abraham Kuten, who co- especially intriguing to materials
breath. VOCs, which are emitted from including patients with lung, authored the study, tells AFP scientists.
Previous research by the same the surface of cells, are a result colon, breast, and prostate that if confirmed in larger-scale To make the metamaterial, the
team found gold nanoparticle of gene and protein changes that cancers and healthy patients studies, the technique could researchers took a one-
sensors could distinguish occur because of tumor growth, who acted as controls. Breath become a simple, portable and centimeter-square piece of
between the breath of healthy according to the study, from the cancer patients was non-invasive tool for diagnosing silkworm silk and stenciled
patients and those with lung published today in the British collected before any treatment. cancer. 10,000 gold resonators onto that
cancer. Now, the e-nose can tell Journal of Cancer. The sensor, which involves an It could also be an easy way to tiny surface. They then blasted it
if a patient has breast, lung, The sensor could provide an array of gold nanoparticles and a monitor cancer treatment and with terahertz waves, which
prostate or colon cancer, early warning system that gas chromatograph, could detect watch for relapses, he says. usually would pass right
according to the researchers, unveils cancer even before differences in the patients' [ AFP] through. Instead, the researchers
from the Technion Israel tumors become visible in X- breath patterns, according to the detected a resonance. Taking it a
Institute of Technology in Haifa. rays, as AFP reports. study. Its statistical analysis was step further, the team implanted
The e-nose detects volatile The researchers tested the valid regardless of variables like the silk into a muscle and found
organic compounds measured in exhaled breath of 177 volunteers patient age, gender or lifestyle. that they could still detect a
resonance when they bathed the
muscle in T-waves.
While a terahertz metamaterial
is nothing new, the fact that silk

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can be implanted into the body prick necessary.


opens it up to far wider [ Discovery News, Advanced
applications. For instance, an Materials (Subscription
implanted glucose meter made Needed)]
of a silk metamaterial could
monitor a diabetic's blood sugar
levels in real time - as glucose
levels inside the body change
the metamaterial would change
too, beaming a text message to
the person's phone, no needle

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Submitted at 8/11/2010 5:00:00 AM legion, but it's estimated that wonder your breath stinks.) The it can keep your breath under
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by Dr. Steve inside the mouth. Bacteria in the examine your teeth for plaque or your dentist to get things started.
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article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
get blood flowing to your chop. The same compounds that conservatives.” Baptist seminary in Kentucky,
an Easy Ride in the
privates. Burke does an excellent job wrote in an online column. “In
give the herb its rich scent will Independent. Available tools:
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Submitted at 8/11/2010 3:00:00 AM sing 'We are family'"); and fan the plane to Limoges. It's about he's not posting twitpics of his [on Facebook, Digg, Reddit and
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Shaquille O'Neal tickets.") tweeted the birth of his baby he's—what else?—tweetin' trash article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
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secularism as the only some historical context. his ruling to identifying religion any ill will toward gay people,
acceptable basis for moral Refreshing! Of course, there’s as a prime source of anti-gay though I’m sure the pro-gay
judgment on the part of voters.” also some more neutral and/or animus, listing examples from marriage forces would love to
Prop 8 backers appealed critical perspective on these the Vatican and the Southern argue that any opposition to
Walker’s decision. Jim objections. That’s very helpful Baptist Convention, and noting same-sex marriage is the tip of
Campbell, an attorney with the for putting the legal validity of that 84 percent of weekly the bigotry spear.
Alliance Defense Fund, a anti-gay marriage arguments in churchgoers voted in favor of But the piece was otherwise
conservative Christian law firm perspective: Prop 8, according to a CNN exit well-handled, so I’m going to
involved in the litigation, said Howard Friedman, an emeritus poll. give Burke the benefit of the
the religious-freedom argument law professor at Ohio’s As if to prove Walker’s point, doubt. It’s very possible the
will play an important role as University of Toledo, said the Los Angeles Catholic Cardinal phrasing and juxtaposition here
the case moves up the federal judge is not attacking religion Roger Mahony released a was unintentionally haphazard. I
judicial ladder — including, per se; he is just not giving statement that said, “Those of us really hope we see more pieces
potentially, the U.S. Supreme religious expression any special who supported Prop 8 and that make good faith efforts to
Court. consideration. worked for its passage did so for present all arguments in this
“At bottom,” Campbell said, “He’s basically saying that a one reason: We truly believe debate in the best possible light.
“our strategy here is, and has private moral view isn’t a that marriage was instituted by I think it does clarify the
always been, that in this country rational basis for legislation,” God for the specific purpose of discussion a bit, and generally
we should respect the rights of said Friedman, who writes the carrying out God’s plan for the help make the debate more
the people when they do what popular “Religion Clause” blog. world and human society. honest. Written by: mark on
they have always done: vote “Case law goes both ways on Period.” August 11, 2010.
based on their religious and that. There are certainly some Emphasis mine. I don’t think Five Filters featured
moral convictions.” cases that say a merely moral anything Cardinal Mahony is article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
Abolitionists, anti-abortion view isn’t enough to support saying here can fairly be an Easy Ride in the
activists, and civil-rights legislation; on the other hand, construed as “prov[ing] Independent. Available tools:
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argued. “To be blunt, we felt on society.” animus.” Further, I think the
[Walker’s decision] was an all- I did, however, strenuously debate is a bit more nuanced.
out attack on religion.” object to one part of the article. What constitutes “anti-gay
It’s a broad argument that The juxtaposition of these two animus”? Believing that
encompasses a lot, and we get paragraphs was not handled marriage should remain a
both extensive quotes from well: heterosexual institution doesn’t
some of the players and even Walker devotes several pages in necessarily mean you harbor
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Serving outrage soup for female priests


Mollie (GetReligion) her biases out so clearly. I don’t Catholics from New York facing tough times these days.
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:00:04 AM really have to explain why the Times columnist Maureen It’s really saying something
article is so bad so much as just Dowd to nuns in India. Among when the Inquisition line is not
It’s a tough category, to be sure, quote from it. OK, but in the grave crimes listed by the the most ridiculous part of that
but Lona O’Connor wins the addition to the story’s framing Vatican were heresy, apostasy, excerpt.
prize for the worst story I’ve (the female priests are an schism and the attempted You may enjoy reading this
ever seen about female, non- unimpeachable band of holy ordination of women. alleged news report just for the
Roman Catholic priests. It ran in heroes, anyone who thinks
the Palm Beach Post and it’s otherwise is, clearly, evil
Not Catholic women such as
Maureen Dowd! Anyway, I
laughs. But, needless to say,
there is no explanation offered
Newspaper states
just absolutely embarrassing incarnate), it’s also riddled with
from top to bottom. errors and poorly written. I
would love to learn more about
these enraged nuns in India but
of the church’s teaching about a
male-only priesthood. There is
the very obvious
Here’s the lede, which I do not mean, is the writer trying to say they’re mentioned only in this only one quote in the lengthy (see ‘Holy See’)
believe is satire: that the first Christians met in paragraph. We don’t get the piece that counters the reporter’s tmatt (GetReligion)
Like the first Christians, they s y m p a t h e t i c P r o t e s t a n t name of their order or any poorly written cri du coeur.
are outcasts. They meet in c h u r c h e s ? evidence to support the There are doses of loaded Submitted at 8/10/2010 2:09:56 PM

private homes and sympathetic More substantively, Ray reporter’s claim. language at a rate that would
Protestant churches. One of the big questions that
Bourgeois was excommunicated OK, I can’t quote the whole make a political campaigner
They are a small band of for his participation in an specialty-beat reporters always
piece, but I’m pretty sure blush. The reporter even uses
women priests and the people ordination service but it was for have to ask themselves is this:
GetReligion readers will enjoy multiple uncorroborated stories
who believe that they can melt a service in 2008, not 2002. “How much background
this: in order to paint the church in
the rock-solid determination of That whole paragraph displays a information can I assume that
“Shame on the Vatican,” said the worst possible light. It’s
the Vatican to keep the Catholic remarkable confusion about how my readers know about the
Bridget Mary Meehan, a woman really a train wreck that must be
priesthood all male. subject of this complex story?”
ordination happens in the bishop considered a rogue by seen to be believed. Written by:
Since 2002, when the first Catholic Church, too. Hint: When writing to an audience in
the institutional church. “They Mollie on August 11, 2010.
women were ordained by a male priests aren’t sufficient. This is a North America, for example,
must truly be desperate. What’s Five Filters featured
priest, their numbers have job for bishops. one does not have to explain
next, the Inquisition?” article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets
grown to about 100 worldwide. It doesn’t really get better. Take “Christmas.” That would be
The women priests sustain an Easy Ride in the
The priest, Roy Bourgeois, was this paragraph: different, however, if the
themselves on a broth of faith Independent. Available tools:
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and outrage. PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
defiance. about Christmas in an old-
released revisions to church law “A broth of faith and outrage.” Term Extraction.
I’m trying to think of anything that strengthened penalties calendar Russian Orthodox
Yes, someone really wrote that.
positive to say and the only against pedophile priests. But parish that happens to be in a
And it made it through editors.
thing that comes to mind is that within the document was an North American city — which
And it went into the paper. No, I
it’s nice of the reporter to lay i t e m t h a t e n r a g e d w o m e n would require explaining why
have no idea why journalism is
this holy day is on the seventh
day of January.
A religion reporter may need to
explain the details of Ramadan
when writing to readers in, oh,
Knoxville, Tenn. But would you
need to cover the same
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background information in An attorney for the Vatican, Instead, I raise this point
Automatically Organize
Detroit? In a mainstream news
outlet in New York?
which is referred to in the
lawsuit as the Holy See, said the
because I wonder what
GetReligion readers — Your Travel Plans with
I raise this question for a simple Kentucky lawsuit lacked merit. especially Godbeat pros —
reason, linked to a rather strange
passage in a story from the St.
Now here is the question that
bugged the GetReligion reader
think about the wider issue of
“inside baseball” language in
Gmail and TripIt
Louis Post-Dispatch. The lede is who sent this one in. How many mainstream news. If America is Christina Warren (Mashable!)
rather straightforward, people who read mainstream getting more pluralistic and Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:09:54 AM

discussing the actions of three newspapers need to be told that diverse (and that is certainly the
men who had been attempting to the “Vatican” is often called the case), do reporters need to be Online travel service TripIt has
sue the Vatican because of “Holy See”? I mean, for starters, more careful than ever, or can just added a new feature that
sexual abuse by clergy in a when you click on Vatican.Va reporters assume that most will automatically import
Kentucky diocese. Once of their the browser tells you that you readers are becoming a bit more itinerary and travel confirmation
goals was to question Pope are visiting “The Holy See.” informed? plans from a user’s Gmail or
Benedict XVI under oath. Here’s some more strangeness. Feel free to cite an example or Google Apps account to the
Now, please read the following The story, at several points, uses two of terms that you think are, service’s web and mobile apps.
background material closely: the terms “Vatican” and “Holy or are not, safe at this point? I TripIt links accounts using
The lawsuit was considered the See” in contexts that assume mean, does one need to explain OAuth. All you have to do is
first in the U.S. to make it to the that readers know that, well, that the “Vatican” is often called login to your TripIt account and better; it even lets you sync
stage of determining whether they are connected. This is the “Holy See”? Written by: go to this page and enter in our mulitple accounts if you have
victims had a negligence claim rather like saying that the tmatt on August 10, 2010. Gmail or Google Apps e-mail more than one Gmail or Google
against the Vatican, which “White House” has something Five Filters featured address. Apps address.
argued the plaintiffs never to do with the institution known article:"Peace Envoy" Blair Gets Once you grant permission to Pro Tip: Subscribe to your
showed a connection between as the presidency of the United an Easy Ride in the the service, confirmation e- TripIt CalDAV feed in Google
Rome and the American clergy States of America. Independent. Available tools: mails from an airline, travel Calendar or iCal and you can
abuse scandal. Filed in 2004 by I don’t mention this because I PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, website or hotel will be have constant access to all of
the three men abused by priests think we are dealing with some Term Extraction. automatically imported into your upcoming trips in your
in the Louisville diocese, it kind of serious error. It’s rather your account. When you set-up favorite desktop or mobile
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HOW TO: Pick the Right Social Media Engagement Style


Matthew Latkiewicz success story, there are plenty of customer service reps (albeit in a somewhat personal level; each
(Mashable!) flops. When a Domino’s Pizza a limited, loose way). tweet is “signed” by the person
Submitted at 8/11/2010 10:39:12 AM employee uploaded a disastrous Businesses following this style who tweeted. 3.The Beehive
video about the company’s don’t so much start the The message: We’re all in this
Matthew Latkiewicz works at hygiene standards to YouTube, conversation as they react to the together people. Everyone who
Zendesk.com, customer support a widespread negative viral ones that have already started – works for you can be your social
software. He writes for and campaign ensued. whether that’s a customer network identity. Instead of
edits Zengage, Zendesk’s blog The lesson: Ensure that your complaining about your brand having an official company
about customer engagement. He engagement style matches your or a consumer asking a question account, you encourage all
also writes about wine for company’s brand, goals, and that your business is well- employees to participate in
McSweeney’s and imagines general attitude. We took a look equipped to answer. You live by social media networks. Work
stuff at his own website, at the top five engagement styles co-tweet, the @-reply and direct identities collapse into personal
youwillnotbelieve.us. that currently dominate the wacko Twitter user doesn’t message. social identities.
What’s your customer social web. Which are you? 1. instill much confidence that this How you say it: With one In this engagement style, the
engagement style? It’s a The Game Show Host offer is trustworthy and/or legit. friendly “individual” voice. This focus is not so much the direct
question reminiscent of those Your message: Winning is Who’s it good for? Big engagement style calls for a relationship between consumer
light-hearted quizzes that sometimes the only thing. companies with big pockets business to officially anoint and business. Instead, it’s a
proliferate magazines: Are you We’ve all seen things like this wanting to speak from the someone or selected people distributed relationship whereby
strong or sassy? Independent or before: “RT – FREE STUFF perspective of the corporation. from within the company to be the business benefits by all the
group-focused? When someone OVER HERE LINK Example: Virgin America. the official Tweet-voice. Their small relationships between its
@-replies you on Twitter, do #welovefreestuff.” This social Nearly all of Virgin’s Twitter personality is allowed to come employees and the wider world.
you respond immediately or media personality knows that stream is devoted to special through on some level within This is a radical way of thinking
wait a couple days? contests and special offers deals and contests. company boundaries. Customers about customer engagement
These questions are actually generate a lot of activity and set The bottom line: They keep the need to feel as if they are being because it’s about cultivating a
important to consider. Why? up a very clear (if slightly old- voice friendly and light, but also handled by an actual human culture of engagement
Because customer engagement fashioned) relationship with the faceless. The brand itself is being who is personable, but not throughout your entire
encompasses your company’s consumer. The consumer speaking here. 2. Your Friendly too edgy. company.
customer service, support, and follows whatever steps you’ve Neighborhood Service Rep Who’s it good for? Larger, How you say it: In a wacky,
marketing. It also deals with laid out: Retweeting something, Your message: Like a good consumer-centric businesses, edgy, at times out-of-control
your company’s forums, Twitter sending in a picture of yourself neighbor, you listen to your especially service and retail voice. Often a company in this
accounts, blogs and meetups. with company swag, or signing customers and engage them on outlets, that have the resources style will have a social media
How various companies use up for a newsletter. Then they an individual level, mostly to to monitor multiple channels of policy setting some ground rules
Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, are rewarded for taking these solve customer support issues or customer feedback. and expectations; but the real
and its ilk, goes a long way to steps. Dialogue or community to capitalize on sales Example: Staples. Staples’ thing holding this strategy
define the long-term relationship isn’t as important as having opportunities. You monitor Twitter stream is full of @- together is a philosophy of
consumers have with that brand. consumers hanging around social network channels because replies asking for DMs. And engagement.
There are some amazing hoping they’ll win something or “that’s where the customers they even use little illustrations Who’s it good for? Idea-based
success stories. Old Spice, using get a special deal. are,” and if conversations are of the actual people who are companies, large or small. If
both Twitter and YouTube, How you say it: Giving stuff happening about your brand, sending out those tweets as the your business is based on
recently ran a customer away or offering deals works you want to be there to background of their Twitter innovation, networking and
engagement masterclass that well only if you’ve got some participate. page. generating buzz, this is the style
created a much-needed mania trust built up. There are a lot of In this engagement style, The bottom line: Staples HOW page 87
around the brand. Yet, for every scams out there and acting like a Twitter is an extension of your chooses to engage customers on
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5 Cross-Platform Mobile Development Tools You Should Try


Jolie O'Dell (Mashable!) OSes covered include iPhone, and more. or functional as something you
Submitted at 8/11/2010 12:48:06 PM Android, Windows Mobile, The company offers a cross- could create with one of the five
RIM and Symbian. platform simulator (an Adobe platforms above, but Whoop just
This series is supported by The framework lets you write AIR app), as well as online might be worth a try.
Rackspace, the better way to do your code once and use it to training sessions to help you The Whoop Creative Suite is a
hosting. Learn more about quickly build apps for every access native APIs and build WYSIWYG web editor that
Rackspace’s hosting solutions major smartphone. Native apps functioning mobile apps on the allows you to drag and drop
here. are said to take full advantage of PhoneGap platform. 5. MoSync mobile app elements to your
As mobile OSes — especially available hardware, including MoSync is another FOSS cross- heart’s content. Once you’re
iPhone and Android — wax and GPS and camera, as well as platform mobile application done, you can export your app
wane, the pressing question location data. development SDK based on in formats for several devices
remains: How do you choose In addition to Rhodes, currently common programming and operating systems,
which mobile devices to in its 2.0 iteration, RhoMobile camera capability. 3. WidgetPad standards. The SDK includes including iPhone, Android,
develop for and which devices offers RhoHub, a hosted WidgetPad is a collaborative, tightly integrated compilers, RIM, Windows Mobile and
to omit from your roadmap? development environment, and open-source mobile runtimes, libraries, device other OSes. Series supported by
Cross-OS platforms for mobile RhoSync, a standalone server development environment for profiles, tools and utilities. Rackspace
development on the whole are that keeps app data current on creating smartphone apps using MoSync features an Eclipse- Rackspace is the better way to
not yet a completely perfect, users’ mobile devices. 2. standard web technologies, based IDE for C/C++ do hosting. No more worrying
have-your-cake-and-eat-it-too Appcelerator including CSS3, HTML5 and programming. Support for about web hosting uptime. No
solution, but many of them offer When we polled Twitter JavaScript. JavaScript, Ruby, PHP, Python more spending your time,
an excellent alternative to followers for recommended This platform includes project and other languages is planned. energy and resources trying to
ignoring one mobile OS in favor cross-platform tools, management, source code The framework supports a large stay on top of things like
of another or, perhaps worse, Appcelerator stood out as a fan editing, debugging, number of OSes, including patching, updating, monitoring,
burning serious resources to favorite. collaboration, versioning and Android, Symbian, Windows backing up data and the like.
develop for two or three Another FOSS offering, distribution. It can be used to Mobile and even Moblin, a Learn why. More Dev & Design
platforms at once. Appcelerator’s Titanium create apps for OSes such as mobile Linux distro. Currently, Resources from Mashable:
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Rhodes, an open source, Ruby- actions and events. App data can languages such as JavaScript publishing benefits as your More About: android,
based framework that allows for be stored in the cloud or on the and HTML. It also allows for coding buddies with this tool. blackberry, cross-platform,
development of native apps for a device, and apps can take full access to hardware features We can almost guarantee your developers, development,
wide range of smartphone advantage of hardware, including GPS/location data, efforts won’t be nearly as CROSS-PLATFORM page 88
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for you. things the company cares about Earthkeepers learn from and relationship with their customer engagement style furthers the
Example: Any number of small and then link that conversation support one another through base to be fluid and up-to-date. type of relationship you want
software companies, but IBM is to the brand. original and inspiring ideas of How you say it: Just as you with your customers and
one of the most interesting How you say it: With a making the world a more would say something to a pal. potential customers.
examples of this style. They balanced combination of passion sustainable and livable place. Pretty much anything goes, More Business Resources From
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MySpace Launches a Revamped User Homepage


[EXCLUSIVE]
Ben Parr (Mashable!) it’s all part of a “learning to
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:32:10 AM skydive strategy.” The
company wants to get a few
MySpace is rolling out a core elements of the redesign
complete redesign of the user right, specifically profiles and
homepage (the page users see the homepage, before jumping
when they log in), with a focus out of the airplane and
on content discovery through launching the complete
the stream and more prominent overhaul.
sharing tools. We’ve got more pictures of the
The revamp, which will roll out redesign below. What do you
as a “sneak peek” to some users think of MySpace’s new look?
today and to all users on August Let us know in the comments.
16, is part of MySpace’s new Pics: MySpace’s New User
effort to showcase its value. Homepage
Christina Wodtke, General More About: myspace, social
Manager of Social Networking networking, User homepage
at MySpace, told me that they The first thing that should pop with friend and event The redesigned homepage is For more Social Media
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of Storage Space in Gmail? [PIC]
Christina Warren (Mashable!) their disposal today. However, have so much storage?!” line
Submitted at 8/11/2010 11:01:56 AMusers also now send larger e- from the Gmail Trash folder.
mail attachments and archive How close are you to “beating”
It turns out that bottomless more messages. Still, for non- Gmail? Mashable’s Adam
bucket of Gmail storage actually corporate e-mail users, racking Ostrow is at 94% — let us know
does have a bottom. Just ask up more than 7GB in e-mail your “score” in the comments!
Mike Monteiro, the most recent archives is a pretty impressive [via Daring Fireball]
person to break Gmail’s usage feat. [img credit: Mike Monteiro]
cap. A few years ago, when some Reviews: Gmail, Google
So much for, “never delete an e users first started to hit the More About: email storage,
-mail again.” When Gmail first ceiling for Gmail storage space, gmail, Google, humor
launched in 2004, its massive Google rolled out the ability to For more Tech coverage:
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Apps users have about 7.3GB at “Who needs to delete when you