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Obama: Still the big man on (high school) campus


Patricia Zengerle (Front Row — who crowded in the middle of tennis team, and more pictures,
Washington) the field, in full uniforms and and then Obama thrilled the
Submitted at 9/28/2010 7:45:29 PM pads, holding their helmets and growing crowd of teachers and
down on one knee with their students by walking to where they
If President Barack Obama ever coaches standing among them. had gathered outside the school
needs a pick-me-up, he can visit The players greeted Obama with a building.
the campus of an American public “1-2-3 Clap.” Obama exchanged Even members of the swim team
high school, as he did on Tuesday hugs with the head coach and then had come out, wet, in their
at La Follette High School in chatted with the players for a bathing suits and shivering in the
Madison, Wisconsin, where he good 10 minutes. late autumn afternoon, looking
remains, indisputably, a rock star. He urged the boys to work hard thrilled to meet the president.
Shouts of joy and screams of on the field and in the classroom, The adulation in the air was
“Obama! Obama!” greeted his and told them about his own palpable — and must certainly
motorcade as Obama pulled up experiences playing football, have been a welcome break from
and strode across the school’s basketball and tennis. The players looking at depressing poll
sports practice fields to meet with asked questions about Obama’s numbers for Democrats running in
members of its teams — the life, and also about last night’s the Nov. 2 elections and constant
Lancers. (Team motto: “Attitude, NFL game between Obama’s battling with congressional
Character, Effort.”) hometown Chicago Bears and Republicans.
He first met with members of the Wisconsin’s Green Bay Packers. Too bad most teen-agers are too
picture with all of the teams, after Obama.”
girl’s volleyball team, who ran out Obama dodged that bullet by young to vote.
which the players cheered and The older players, finally free of
in their uniforms and knee pads, underscoring his point that players Photo Credit: REUTERS/Larry
shook their silver helmets. The their coaches’ close supervision as
and squealed with delight as he should use their heads, telling the Downing (Obama at La Follette
younger team ran off to another they ran to their field, finally
spoke with them and then posed teen-aged players that the Packers High School in Madison,
field and did a series of jumping broke free and started shouting
for pictures. had lost to the Bears largely Wisconsin)
jacks, chanting the letters L-A-N- themselves. “I touched Obama!”
Then it was the turn of the because of mental errors, such as
C-E-R-S and they jumped, and they screamed.
school’s three football teams — penalties.
then shouted, “Obama, Obama, Then it was time for the girls’
varsity, sophomore and freshman After the talk, he posed for a
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Washington Extra – Obama and the young vote


Patricia Zengerle (Front Row Democratic National Committee Gensler said. New Wall Street
Washington) event at the University of reforms direct the futures
Submitted at 9/28/2010 5:49:09 PM Wisconsin in Madison that the regulator to set new position
party hopes will be reminiscent limits for energy and metals
If President Obama really wants of the triumphant rallies – markets by January — an
to get his groove back with young drawing 20,000, 50,000 and up ambitious deadline that Gensler
voters, he might want to get a bit toward 100,000 people – during said the agency plans to meet.
more in synch with their musical the last weeks of his presidential For more of this story by
tastes and a bit less in line with campaign in 2008. Those rallies Roberta Rampton, read here.
songs their parents — and helped drive Obama into the For CFTC Chairman Gensler’s
grandparents — listened to. He’s White House, and party leaders interview with Reuters Insider,
got about 2,000 songs on his hope some of the same magic will click here.
iPod, but – as he put it – his convince the 18-to-28-year-old set Obama faces national security
selections are more weighted to to head to the polls – and back team overhaul
his childhood – his very young Democrats running for the House President Barack Obama is
childhood – than to much that 20- and Senate. facing a series of departures that
somethings are listening to today. Obama drew 17,000 to a rally in will reshape his national security
“There’s still a lot of Stevie Madison in 2008. The singer Ben director and U.S. trade Playboy model, who died in 2007, team, altering the chemistry of a
Wonder, a lot of Bob Dylan, a lot Harper will open for the president representative in Bush’s sought from her late Texas oil group which may be remembered
of Rolling Stones, a lot of R&B, on Tuesday, as an extra incentive administration, leads Democrat baron husband. It marked the for its divisions over the Afghan
a lot of Miles Davis and John for the students to turn out. It Lee Fisher 50 percent to 37 second time the nation’s highest war. White House national
Coltrane. Those are the old will become clear within the next percent barely more than one court has agreed to consider the security adviser Jim Jones is
standards,” Obama said in an few hours whether President month before the November 2 l o n g - r u n n i n g l e g a l b a t t l e expected to step down later this
interview with Rolling Stone Obama’s appeal is akin to congressional election. involving the former topless year. Defense Secretary Robert
magazine released on Tuesday. Candidate Obama’s. For more of this story by John dancer and Texas billionaire J. Gates, a holdover from the Bush
He also listens to a lot of classical If the turnout is thin, despite Whitesides, read here. Howard Marshall, whom Smith administration, has signaled his
music. “I’m not a big opera buff everything, Obama might want to Amid doubts, deficit panel eyes married in 1994 when she was 26 intention to resign sometime in
in terms of going to opera, but start sorting through his Maria 2011, when Admiral Mike
retirement, tax and he was 89.
there are days where Maria Callas Callas collection to get ready for A commission looking at ways For more of this story by James Mullen, the top U.S. military
is exactly what I need,” he said. Nov. 2. officer, is also expected to retire.
to cut the federal deficit is Vicini, read here.
The president was born in 1961, For more on Obama’s efforts to considering changes to the Social For more on the US court to For more of this story by Phil
which makes him little more than regenerate enthusiasm among Security retirement program and a decide corporate privacy rights, Stewart and Caren Bohan, read
a toddler when some of his young voters, read here. here.
variety of tax increases, but here.
favorite artists had their biggest Here are our top stories from doubts about its potential to come For more on the US court to hear Obama answers the question:
hits, something he and his today… up with a solid deficit-cutting plan from defense firms on Navy Why are you a Christian?
handlers might want to keep in Poll gives former Bush official President Barack Obama spoke
are widespread. contract appeals, read here.
mind as he tries to connect with big lead in Ohio openly about his faith, describing
For more of this story by Kevin CFTC eyes large trader report
young voters and urge them to Republican Rob Portman, a himself as a “Christian by
Drawbaugh, read here. The Commodity Futures Trading
turn out in force on Nov. 2. The senior official under former choice” while reiterating his belief
Supreme Court to hear Anna Commission may soon propose
famed diva Callas was born in President George W. Bush, has Nicole Smith estate case rules on how “large traders” in the importance of religious
1923, and died in 1977, when opened a commanding 13-point The Supreme Court said that it report their positions in over-the- tolerance. Obama, who polls
Obama was 16. lead over his Democratic rival in a would decide whether Anna counter swaps, critical data show many Americans think is a
One test of Obama’s appeal was Senate race in Ohio, a Reuters/ Nicole Smith’s estate should get needed to set new curbs on WASHINGTON page 3
coming on Tuesday night, at a Ipsos poll said. Portman, budget part of the fortune that the former speculation, Chairman Gary
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Muslim, was asked by a record low interest rates University president offered his Chinese for “Barbie” — dinner
participant at a campaign-style regardless of their credit situation own thoughts on that very after the Chinese transliterations
New Mexico event why he was a under a plan unveiled by a question at a National Journal of their names. Playlistnow.fm Does a
Christian. Democratic lawmaker. The forum on the workplace. For more of this story, here. Catchy Twitter Remix.
For more of this story written by legislation would allow for For Caren Bohan’s full blog, Women managers paid less than
Jeff Mason, read here. blanket 30-year, fixed-rate click here. male counterparts Look out, Ping.
Republicans block ending mortgages at the prevailing Advice from Biden: Don’t Women managers in the United Roxanne Varza (TechCrunch)
offshore jobs US tax breaks market rate, now around 4.3 underestimate O’Donnell and States are paid 81 cents for every Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:14:15 AM
Senate Republicans blocked a percent, for anyone seeking to Palin dollar earned by male managers,
Democratic bill to end tax refinance a government-backed The only Democrat who has run according to a government report. For anyone that has ever
deductions enjoyed by companies loan, Representative Dennis against, and defeated, both The 19-cent wage gap marks a struggled to string together a
that close their U.S. plants and Cardoza told Reuters. Republicans Christine O’Donnell slight narrowing from a study music playlist - whether it be for
move overseas. With a largely For more of this story by Corbett and Sarah Palin says don’t sell seven years earlier that showed listening to at the gym, a party, at
party-line vote of 53-45, Daly, read here. either of them short. “Take them women managers making 79 work or just casually - you may
Democrats failed to muster the 60 What we are blogging… both very seriously,” Vice cents for each man’s dollar, said want to listen up. Playlistnow.fm,
votes needed to clear a Presidents keep to-do lists too, President Joe Biden said Monday the report by the Government a brand new startup coming out of
Republican procedural hurdle check Obama’s pocket in an MSNBC interview. Accountability Office. The study Paris, recently launched a
against the measure, which would Even presidents don’t escape to- For JoAnne Allen’s full blog, compared U.S. Census Bureau microblogging platform that
also give employers a tax break do lists. Granted they include click here. data from 2000 to 2007. allows users to discover new
to hire new workers. Five m o r e w e i g h t y From elsewhere… For more of this story, read here. music by sharing playlists. When
members of the Senate items than mundane reminders to “Barbie” dinner ignites fierce For more stories from our we covered the startup in
Democratic caucus broke party pick up groceries after work. debate for China’s rich Washington correspondents visit TechCrunch France, it was
ranks and opposed the bill, President Barack Obama, it turns A visit by two of the world’s www.reuters.com and stay nothing shy of a hit with our
including Max Baucus, chairman out, keeps one in his pocket. richest men to China has ignited a informed. readers. Perhaps that's because the
of the tax-writing Finance For Toby Zakaria’s full blog, fierce debate on the merits — and Photo Credit: REUTERS/Larry platform also managed to do what
Committee. click here. difficulty — of philanthropy and Downing (Obama a DNC Rally at Apple's Ping does not do so well:
For more of this story by Kim Will Obama pick a CEO to charity for the country’s own the University of Wisconsin in integrate social.
Dixon, read here. replace Summers? colorful band of newly wealthy. Madison)
Lawmaker unveils mortgage Who could possibly replace Bill Gates and Warren Buffett
modification bill Larry Summers as director of the will host a dinner for a select
As many as 30 million U.S. White House National Economic band of Chinese billionaires on
homeowners would be able to Council? The former Treasury Wednesday to promote giving,
refinance their mortgage at secretary and former Harvard dubbed by media the “Ba Bi” —

Why Go Long on Copper?


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Bill Clinton emerges as leading U.S. Analyst Calls: AZN, BYI,


political favorite — poll CCL, ENDP, JCG, MFE,
David Morgan (Front Row 25 percent; former Republican MGM, PLCE, RRC, WYNN ...
Washington) Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Eric Buscemi (BloggingStocks) ( JBL) to strong buy from buy
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former House Speaker Newt • Siliconware Precision ( SPIL),
Nearly a decade after his Gingrich at 24 percent to 35 Filed under: Analyst Reports, United Microelectronic ( UMC)
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(When he left office in early clearly ahead of the negative 12 percent favorability rating
number, at 47 percent to 41 $40 price target following the Analyst Calls: AZN, BYI, CCL,
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Former Republican vice Qualitest. The firm views the deal R R C , W Y N N . . . o r i g i n a l l y
The poll, which has a Leader John Boehner’s numbers as potentially transformative for appeared on BloggingStocks on
3.1 percentage point margin of presidential nominee and Alaska were 14 percent to 17 percent.
Gov. Sarah Palin rated 30 percent Endo. Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:30:00 EST.
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and an exploding fiscal deficit. Jim Young (Boehner and raised its price target to $44 from - Raymond James- Business-
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Reuters-Ipsos Poll: Republican Martin Wolf: To Cut


Portman leads in Ohio Senate race Debt We Must Borrow
Tabassum Zakaria (Front Row
Washington) More
Submitted at 9/28/2010 2:59:17 PM
Joseph Lazzaro
(BloggingStocks)
It’s a bad news and not-so-bad
news scenario for Democrats in Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM

Ohio.
The bad news is in the Senate Filed under: Forecasts, Financial
race where Republican Rob Crisis
Portman has a strong 13-point Financial Times columnist and
lead over Democrat Lee Fisher, economist Martin Wolf forwards
50 percent to 37 percent, the paradoxical, but nevertheless
according to a Reuters-Ipsos poll. economically valid theory that further -- so be it. In other words,
“It’s starting to look "we can only cut debt by if the free market says
insurmountable,” Ipsos pollster borrowing more." unemployment should be that
Chris Jackson says of the lead Economic conservatives, high, then unemployment will
held by President George W. including supply-side economics rise. Just cut taxes and cut
Bush’s former budget director and enthusiasm gap in Ohio, although Republican John Kasich in a advocates and Tea Party backers, spending.
U.S. trade representative. they still lag Republicans who say gubernatorial contest that is will no-doubt look aghast at the Continue reading Martin Wolf:
A majority of Ohio voters, 60 they are certain to vote. virtually tied. above, but investors should keep To Cut Debt We Must Borrow
percent, said Portman’s work Now, 79 percent of Democrats The economy is the top concern in mind that most of the More
with Bush made no difference in say they are certin to vote in Ohio, and healthcare reform is conservative camp has shown Martin Wolf: To Cut Debt We
their vote, while another 30 compared with 67 percent in contentious with 50 concern primarily for: 1) cutting Must Borrow More originally
percent of registered voters said August, while 91 percent of percent saying it should be taxes and 2) cutting government appeared on BloggingStocks on
it made them less likely to vote Republicans said they were repealed vs. 43 percent who say it spending -- not for the plight of Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:00:00 EST.
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Democrats are closing the chances of re-election over would likely be the consequence United States
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TechCrunch and AOL Slamdanced Before They Made Sweet


Love
David Zax (Fast Company)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:49:20 AM

You probably heard that AOL


bought TechCrunch. In a post
from yesterday, TechCrunch head
Michael Arrington tells the story
of how AOL's CEO, Tim
Armstrong, made an overture to
Arrington in May, and how talks
began in earnest in July. The
purchase immediately raised
questions about how TechCrunch
would cover AOL and Armstrong,
and Arrington sought to address--
or maybe spin--those questions.
TechCrunch wouldn't have to
create internal checks to make
sure it was hitting hard on AOL;
quite the opposite: "In the end,
we’ll probably have to create
internal checks to ensure that we
aren’t more critical of AOL than
we otherwise would be just to
prove our editorial independence."
In light of the recent purchase,
we thought it a good idea to do a the recorded phone call with increasing trend of the big guys being highlighted right on the 2009.
close reading of some of customer service disaster as well simply copying what successful massive AOL home page ... By May of 2010, a TechCrunch
TechCrunch's coverage of AOL as a just-in story about a woman startups are doing." -- Arrington, Hiring a bunch of people who post by Arden Pennell advertising
and Armstrong. Although the who is unable to cancel her May 16, 2006 couldn’t keep their old media jobs TechCrunch's May conference
positive reviews are out there, it's deceased father’s AOL account, And finally... and don’t have the stomach to go had signaled that someone had
the biting stuff that might make nine months after his death." -- "So what really scares me?... the out on their own and then seen the light, "AOL, in
for interesting water cooler talk. Arrington, August 6, 2006 rise of cheap disposable content slapping little or no editorial particular, is reinventing itself
Such as... "Prepare for the launch of AOL on a mass scale, force fed to us by oversight onto these masses of under CEO Tim Armstrong ...
"The utter stupidity of this is UnCut (currently in open beta), a the portals and search engines. On sub-par journalists leads to an we're thrilled to announced
staggering. AOL has released near perfect clone of YouTube.... one end you have AOL and their inevitable conclusion – cheap, Armstrong will be speaking at
very private data about its users The only significant difference Toyota Strategy of building crappy content. And that crappy Disrupt." And yesterday, Tim
without their permission....If you between AOL Uncut and thousand of niche content sites via content is given a massive Armstrong himself got his first
are an AOL customer, I feel sorry YouTube is that YouTube the work of cast-offs from old audience on the AOL portal." -- byline on a TechCrunch post, with
for you....AOL is hitting bottom supports tagging, whereas UnCut media. That leads to a whole lot Arrington, " The End Of Hand
when it comes to brand image. doesn’t.... I am seeing an of really, really crappy content Crafted Content," December 13, TECHCRUNCH page 9
This story comes on the heels of
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How Plane Fuel Kills 8,000 People a


Year
Ariel Schwartz (Fast Company)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:45:37 AM

As if airlines needed any more


reason to reduce fleet emissions,
MIT reports this week that
pollution from airplanes flying at
cruise altitude (approximately
35,000 feet) contributes to 8,000
deaths globally each year.
Current emissions regulations
only target planes flying up to
3,000 feet. In the past, regulators
assumed that emissions above the
3,000 foot mark would be dumped
into a part of the atmosphere with
smooth air that couldn't send
pollutants drifting toward the
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ground (the air is more turbulent
at lower altitudes). But MIT has
found that that's not true--and
emissions. The analysis also Don't expect airlines to take
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Hemisphere experienced some and the FAA is funding research Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:12:43 AM
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Why Don't We Care About 3-D TV?


Austin Carr (Fast Company) than what we're seeing now," said commercial where the actors are
Submitted at 9/29/2010 12:03:41 PM Mike Vitelli, Best Buy president, not wearing oversize 3-D glasses,
Americas. and flashy images aren't shown
Consumer electronics companies Indeed, adoption rates have been leaping from the screen toward
are betting big on 3-D television. low. One recent survey revealed laughing families or Justin
The 3-D landmark movie Avatar that 83% of respondents didn't Timberlake. You'd never know 3-
is the highest grossing film of all consider 3-D TVs important D TVs work the same way as
time, so it's no wonder Sony, enough to purchase. Having to their 2-D counterparts, or that
Samsung, Panasonic, and Toshiba wear 3-D glasses was a central glasses are not required unless the
are aiming to bring that kind of complaint for consumers. content viewed is in 3-D.
box-office dough to the living Best Buy, which has made 3-D "Marketing [needs] people to
room. Yet 3-D TVs haven't caught TVs a centerpiece of its holiday understand that it's a feature, like
fire among consumers. Here's offerings, doesn't think they're to air conditioning in your car," said
why it's the fault of marketers-- blame. "It's a marketing problem," Vitelli. "Originally, air
not manufacturers. says Vitelli. "Both in stores and agreed. TV is your best 2-D TV as well. conditioning was a high-end
At Best Buy's holiday preview the way [it's] advertised currently, "One person said to me, 'Gee, I The 3-D is just a feature." feature. Now, it's ubiquitous."
event Tuesday, company heads you get the concept that that's all don't know if I would want a 3-D This is one message that the ads
discussed how 3-D TVs were a it can do. It's limiting the TV because if you don't have the and promotional material have
surprise disappointment for c o n s u m e r a w a r e n e s s a n d glasses on, it's cloudy or fuzzy," failed to convey to consumers.
retailers. "The industry overall a c c e p t a n c e . " Dunn said. "The truth is, a 3-D Try to think of a single
had higher expectations for 3-D Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn

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the title "We Got TechCrunch!" that it has acquired TechCrunch.


"Details are in the press release And even though Arrington
below," he wrote. One of many promises to keep biting the hand
disappointed anonymous that now feeds him, AOL's
commenters wrote, "I think the Armstrong can probably rest a
very way this acquisition was little easier if he was still smarting
announced hints at the darker from Arrington's old post about
days ahead for Tech Crunch. He all of AOL's "cheap, crappy
just copy pasted a press release. content." Now, it seems, it's the
Do you even understand this snark of TechCrunch's own
medium, Tim?" readers that Arrington and
These are just a few data points Armstrong alike will have to
in a longer and more nuanced worry about.
history of TechCrunch's coverage [image credit: TechCrunch]
of AOL and Armstrong. But one
thing's for sure; obviously
TechCrunch must think more
highly of AOL and its taste, now

Photos: Robert Pattinson


Adobe Plugs in the Biggest Bloom Box Brings His Beard Back to
Yet LA!
Ariel Schwartz (Fast Company) Solutions at Adobe, explained: company may have invested
PopSugar (PopSugar) and Tom as they shot On the
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:06:55 AM"Installing Bloom Energy fuel nearly $10 million on the
cells supports Adobe's efforts to technology. And the Bloom Submitted at 9/29/2010 8:35:00 AM Road together. Kristen managed
Bloom Energy, the much-hyped remain at the forefront of Boxes aren't all that reliable-- to escape the set, though, in order
startup behind the Bloom Energy utilizing clean technologies." Bloom had to replace cells in Robert Pattinson carried his bag to engage in some PDA out in
Server fuel cell device (aka the That's true enough--Adobe is eBay's installation after just 7 out to his car last night as he Montreal with Rob. Rob and
Bloom Box), has mostly remained using methane from a landfill as a months. In general, Bloom arrived at LAX with his pal Tom Kristen are rumored to have
quiet since its February launch-- feedstock for the fuel cells, so the estimates that fuel cell stacks will Sturridge. The actor is back in moved out of their LA hideaway,
until now. Software giant Adobe company's Bloom Boxes will have to be switched out twice California after enjoying some but they'll still be side by side in
just installed 12 100-kilowatt p r o d u c e n e t z e r o c a r b o n during the box's 10 year lifespan. downtime, in which he apparently the coming weeks as production
Bloom Energy Servers at its San emissions. And unlike solar and We'll find out soon enough just grew out his facial hair! Robert starts on Breaking Dawn. Casting
Jose headquarters, marking wind, the fuel cell boxes aren't how revolutionary the Bloom was able to relax following his for the film is in the final stages,
Bloom's largest installation yet. reliant on optimum weather Energy Server will be--Bloom long Summer spent shooting and a young actress named
The servers' 1.2 megawatts of conditions. plans to release a residential Water for Elephants with Reese Mackenzie Foy was just selected
power will be enough to power But Adobe is taking a risk with version of the Box for $3,000 a Witherspoon, who's now working to play the role of Renesmee-
one third of Adobe's electricity. its massive Bloom Energy Server pop, sometime in the near future. on another project with her new check out why she seems to have
Randall H. Knox III, senior installation. Each server sells for Ariel Schwartz can be reached on leading man Chris Pine. Robert, been a perfect pick.
director of Global Workplace up to $800,000, which means the Twitter or by email. meanwhile, headed to Canada to View 5 Photos ›
visit girlfriend Kristen Stewart
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Hinde Capital's Ben Davies: Currency


Interventions Mark End Of Dollar Era
And First Step Toward War
Gus Lubin (Business Insider)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:15:00 AM

Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies


has compared the spate of
currency interventions to a pre-
World War II moment when 25
devaluations in a week set off a
flight toward worldwide inflation.
Davies, a prominent gold bull,
gave more details in an interview
at King World News-- hear the
audio here.
Rapper Chamillionaire Says
Davies says the dollar-yuan peg
was the lynchpin of a global
The Biggest Tech Thing Other
currency regime that promoted
cheap credit and asset bubbles. As Rappers Know is Napster
China pulls the rug out, and fixed exchange rate, independent governments expropriating Dianne de Guzman (Business influencers that people aren't
Western nations nurse a sovereign monetary policy, and capital resources from other governments Insider) seeing here."
debt hangover, every country in mobility.) and that leads to only one thing,
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:13:15 AM Saying that most rap fans don't
the world will race to devalue its Davies, like Ambrose Evans- friction, and as Howard Buffett know about iTunes, they know
currency. Pritchard, says the battle will go Trying to remain relevant in a t o r r e n t s , C h a m i l l i o n a i r e
eloquently put it, it leads to war."
This explains why Japan is beyond forex, leading to And that's why Davies is buyingd r o w n i n g m u s i c m a r k e t , challenged other artists to get into
screwed: " The very act of yuan escalating political tensions. gold. Check out 11 Ways To Cash Chamillionaire showed up at the tech game.
revaluation has... maliciously " Every country is embarking on In On Gold > TechCrunch Disrupt criticizing The rapper said that he goes to
pushed the horn of the impossible the creation of currency to create the lack of musicians attending tech conferences to see where the
Join the conversation about this
trinity* up the backside of Japan export growth... As Plato and story » tech conferences. music and tech market is going.
and Japan is squealing." (*The Aristotle said, this leads to "The biggest tech thing rappers "If my ship is about to sink, I need
Impossible Trinity refers to the overgrazing, effectively k n o w i s N a p s t e r , " s a i d my lifeline ahead of time," said
inability of countries to have a Chamillionaire. the musician. "The artists, they
"That's why I'm so adamant about don't know."
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Obama Speaks of His Christian Faith, Jesus Christ


(Society) What drew him to Christianity how this country got started.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 5:37:57 AM was "the precepts of Jesus Christ" That's why people came here. We
which spoke to him in terms of have to constantly, I think,
President Barack Obama was the kind of life he would want to reaffirm that tradition even when Sony's 13-inch VAIO Z
forced to open up about his lead, he explained. it sometimes makes us
Christian faith on Tuesday when Those precepts include "being uncomfortable."
line gets updated, your
an Albuquerque woman asked my brothers' and sisters' keeper; Briefly addressing another "hot wallet hurts just thinking
h i m " W h y a r e y o u a treating others as they would treat topic question" asked by the same about it
Christian?"(Photo: AP Images / me." woman, Obama reiterated his
defended the president's faith and Darren Murph (Engadget)
Craig Fritz) He continued, "I think also stance on abortion.
P r e s i d e n t B a r a c k O b a m a understanding that ... Jesus Christ assured the public that he is Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:59:00 AM
Abortion should be "safe, legal
addresses an invited group of dying for my sins spoke to the committed to Christ. Given the
and rare," he said.
increasing misperception, Think Apple's MacBook Air is
guest at the home of Andy humility that we all have to have The decision should be made by
Longwood, Fla., Pastor Joel C. one overpriced ultraportable?
C a v a l i e r , i n w h a t t h e as human beings – that we're the families and the women
Hunter recommended that the Have a gander at the build sheet
a d m i n i s t r a t i o n i s c a l l i n g a sinful and we're flawed and we involved and not the government,
White House be more public for Sony's refreshed VAIO Z. The
backyard discussion, Tuesday, make mistakes; we achieve he said.
about what Obama does to be an same machine that we took a peek
Sept. 28, 2010 in Albuquerque, salvation through the grace of Regarding late-term abortions, he
active Christian. at this February has seen a
N.M. God." noted that there are "a whole host
A few weeks later, Obama and predictable fall update, right
He responded, "I'm a Christian by In terms of how he's living out of laws on the books" in which
his family made a rare appearance alongside legions of other Sony
choice." his Christian faith, he said he the interests shift after a certain
at church for Sunday worship. lappies. The 13.3-inch machine
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They attended St. John's Church can now be ordered with a
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about his faith on Tuesday, (2.66GHz) or Core i7-640M
with families in the front yard of of that effort to express my Tuesday and Wednesday to talk
Obama added that as the president (2.8GHz), an optional carbon
the home of Andy and Etta Christian faith," he said. about the economy, health care
of the United States, he also fiber colored casing, up to 8GB of
Cavalier in Albuquerque, N.M., Only about a third of Americans and other topics. New Mexico
deeply believes that "part of the DDR3 RAM, 256GB or 512GB
when the question was posed. believe the president is a was his first stop.
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Al-Qaeda plot to attack European cities uncovered


(AFP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) city, where 10 gunmen killed 166 The BBC described the threat as attack Western targets, but it had
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:35:17 AM people and injured more than 300 "one of the most serious Al-Qaeda not changed its security
in three luxury hotels, a railway attack plans in recent years" and assessment.
LONDON (AFP) – Western station and restaurants. said it was inspired by the terror "At the moment there are no
i n t e l l i g e n c e a g e n c i e s h a v e US intelligence services learned group's fugitive leadership in concrete indications of any Don’t Believe The Hype,
uncovered an Al-Qaeda plot to of the threat through various Pakistan's tribal areas. imminent attacks on Germany Tablets Aren’t Going To
launch attacks in Britain, France sources, including the questioning Sky News and the Wall Street resulting from this," an interior Be This Year’s Must-
and Germany by Pakistan-based of suspects from the Afghanistan- Journal said a recent surge in US ministry statement said.
extremists, security sources and Pakistan border, which was then
Have Gift
drone attacks in Pakistan's border France has been on a heightened
media reports said Wednesday. confirmed by other countries, the areas was aimed at eliminating the state of alert amid warnings of an Matt Burns (TechCrunch)
"The threat is very real," a European official added. plot's leaders, and had killed some imminent attack, but a source with Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:40:45 AM
security official based in Europe US broadcasters ABC and CNN of them. links to the intelligence service
told AFP, after British and US earlier reported that the source of Pakistan, however, rejected the said these warnings were not Sorry, we were wrong. 2010
media reported that militants were the intelligence was a German notion of a plot on its soil. linked to the newly reported plot. wasn’t the year of tablet like it
planning simultaneous strikes in suspect detained in Afghanistan. "We don't have any credible French officials also said was deemed back in January. We
London and in cities in France In Washington, a US official told information from sources that any Wednesday they had no new all had such high hopes for this
and Germany. AFP the threat "was credible" but such planning is taking place or information on a specific threat, year, too. We thought that every
T h e o f f i c i a l , s p e a k i n g o n it was not clear when or where it terrorists are planning anything in although government sources last manufacturer was going to out
c o n d i t i o n o f a n o n y m i t y , meant to be launched -- and it North Waziristan," military week said US intelligence had some-sort of tablet, but that
confirmed that France and Britain could take place outside France, spokesman Major General Athar warned of jihadi cells moving clearly didn’t happened. There are
had been targeted, explaining that Britain and Germany. Abbas told AFP. back to Europe from Pakistan. a few tablets from various
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such as that seen in the Indian play." -Qaeda's "long-term" aim to unless that smaller Apple iPad
rumor is true.

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More options for seniors with high drug costs (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) Nonetheless, some seniors may about $6,440, Medicare's Medicare's open enrollment
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:12:57 AM be willing to pay more for greater catastrophic coverage kicks in and begins Nov. 15 and consumer
peace of mind. Some of the most beneficiaries pay only a small advocates say the more than 17
WASHINGTON – Seniors with widely used medications, amount. million seniors enrolled in private
high drug costs will soon have including Lipitor for high President Barack Obama's new prescription plans should take a
more options to help them cope cholesterol, are not available as health care law closes the gap by particularly close look at their
with Medicare's prescription generics. 2020 through a series of benefits for next year. Millions
coverage gap. "The coverage of generics in the discounts. Next year, seniors get face double-digit premium hikes
Reversing a steady decline, the gap has been fairly stable, but 50 percent off brand-name drugs unless they shop for a cheaper
number of prescription plans there has been very little coverage in the gap and a smaller break on plan. Photos: Gisele and Ben
covering at least some brand- of brand-name drugs," said generics. Premiums will go up an average Take Their Adorable
name drugs in the "doughnut Bonnie Washington, an Avalere But Medicare will continue to of 10 percent among the top plans
hole" coverage gap will triple next researcher who worked on the count the full retail price of that have signed up some 70
Roadshow to Paris!
year, from 35 to 106. That's study. "This is the first year we medications in computing the percent of seniors, according to an PopSugar (PopSugar)
according to an analysis of have really seen it come back." coverage gap. So that means earlier Avalere analysis. Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:45:00 AM
Medicare data to be released The coverage expansion is partly seniors will pay a lot less to get ___
Wednesday by Avalere Health, a the result of prodding by through the doughnut hole. Online: Gisele Bundchen arrived at an
private research firm. Medicare officials to get private About 4 million people now face Avalere Health: http:// airport in Paris this morning with
At least two plans covering some insurers to offer more robust the gap largely on their own. www.avalerehealth.net/ her son Benjamin. The pair is off
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'Star Wars' coming to 3D in 2012


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Court OKs Funding of Embryonic Texas Youth Pastor


Stem Cell Research Pending Appeal Recovering After Mid-
(Society)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 8:20:03 AM
"Numerous ongoing projects will
likely not survive even a
temporary gap in funds,
judge panel decided Tuesday to
grant the Obama administration's
request to allow the funding from
Sermon Shooting
(Society) church in light of the personal
A federal appeals court in jeopardizing both the potential the National Institutes of Health
Washington is allowing the U.S. benefit of the research and the while it appeals last month's order Submitted at 9/28/2010 10:57:45 PM struggles he was having.
g o v e r n m e n t ’ s f u n d i n g o f hundreds of millions of dollars of blocking the research. The court After arguing, Pablo reportedly
embryonic stem cell research to taxpayer funds already invested in A Texas youth pastor is left the church and was
also said it would expedite the
continue as the case against it it," the Obama administration recovering from the injuries he apprehended by police officers a
case.
makes way through the court said. sustained Friday evening when he few blocks away.
In response, White House Press
system. was shot by a troubled young Contreras, meanwhile, was taken
Critics of the research, however, Secretary Robert Gibbs said the
Just one day after hearing maintain that the process of man. to Parkland Memorial Hospital,
Obama administration is
arguments over the issue, a three- harvesting the embryonic stem Pastor Eddie Contreras was shot where he spent eight hours in
“heartened that the court will
judge panel of the U.S. Court of cells will require the destruction in the face and hand by 20-year- surgery.
allow NIH and their grantees to
Appeals for the D.C. Circuit made of embryos – a main reason why old Josue Pablo as he was in the The pastor, who was in stable
continue moving forward while
permanent the stay requested by opponents of the controversial middle of preaching to a group of condition late Saturday and able
the appeal is resolved.”
the Obama administration on a research liken it to abortion. a b o u t 3 5 a t W a l n u t P a r k to walk and stand by Sunday, is
“President Obama made
district court judge's order last Furthermore, they say granting a Assembly of God Church in expected to recover.
expansion of stem cell research
month to halt federal funding of stay pending appeal, even of short Garland. After going through the Though shocked, Contreras’s
and the pursuit of groundbreaking
the controversial research. pastor’s hand, the bullet hit church is praying for their pastor
duration, would "flout[] the will treatments and cures a top priority
Earlier this month, the appeals of Congress," and that "the public Conteras in the face. and for Pablo, whom they’ve
when he took office,” he noted.
court temporarily lifted the interest is served by preventing “One of our beloved youth forgiven.
NIH director Francis Collins, in a
preliminary injunction issued by taxpayer funding of research that pastors, one of our leaders, is “Pablo, we do not hold vengeance
statement attached to the Obama
Judge Royce Lamberth of the entails the destruction of human down, but he’s not out,” reported or resentment toward you. We
administration appeal, said the
U.S. District Court for D.C., who embryos." t h e c h u r c h ’ s s e n i o r p a s t o r , will forgive. We do forgive,”
NIH has invested more than $546
said the funding violated the “This funding violates the plain Mauricio Ramirez, on the Sunday Ramirez said Sunday.
million in federal dollars for
Dickey-Wicker Amendment – a language of the Dickey-Wicker after the shooting. Pablo, meanwhile, has been
human embryonic stem cell
1996 law that prohibits funding Amendment, in which Congress According to reports, some in the charged with attempted murder
research since 2001.
f o r r e s e a r c h t h a t i n v o l v e s prohibits federal funding of congregation initially thought and assault with a deadly weapon.
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13 States File Joint Brief Opposing Kohl's opens new stores,


Same-Sex Marriage creates nearly 3,000 jobs
(Society)
Submitted at 9/28/2010 2:27:55 PM
Last month, federal judge
Vaughn Walker struck down the
voter-approved ballot measure
he added.
In addition to the brief from the
13 attorney generals, the 9th U.S.
(AP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) card and online customers. The
Thirteen state attorney generals that defined marriage in the state Court of Appeals received another
have filed a joint amicus brief to a of California as the union of one 24 friend-of-the-court briefs on Submitted at 9/29/2010 8:11:51 AM facility has hired about 200
federal appeals court in California man and one woman. Walker, in Friday opposing same-sex workers and plans to add more
expressing opposition to same-sex MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – than 1,000 jobs over the next
his ruling, said Proposition 8 puts marriage. The groups represented
marriage. Kohl's Corp. is opening 21 new three years.
an unconstitutional burden on the in these briefs include the
In their 39-page brief, the legal stores, creating almost 3,000 jobs Kohl's has two other customer
fundamental right to marry and American Civil Rights Union,
advisers argued that states, not in 15 states. service and operations centers in
“creates an irrational classification Catholics for the Common Good,
federal courts, should decide The openings come at a time Corsicana, Texas and Menomonee
on the basis of sexual Ethics and Public Policy Center,
whether to recognize gay when the U.S. unemployment Falls, Wis.
orientation.” Family Research Council, and
marriage. They point out that 45 level remains high and shoppers Aside from the new stores, Kohl's
He said “moral disapproval” family policy councils from 29
states restrict the definition of worried about dismal economic is remodeling 85 existing
alone cannot justify banning gay states.
marriage as the union between conditions continue to seek out locations.
marriage. The 13 states represented in the
one man and one woman and a the low-priced clothing and home Earlier this month the company
The ruling was quickly appealed. attorney generals’ brief,
federal court overruling this items that stores such as Kohl's based in Menomonee Falls, Wis.,
Opponents of same-sex marriage meanwhile, include Alabama,
exceeds its judicial authority offer. reported a key revenue figure
fear that if a federal judge can Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Indiana,
under the U.S. Constitution. The announcement comes a day climbed 4.5 percent in August on
overrule the opinion of California Louisiana, Michigan, Nebraska,
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U.S. envoy sees Netanyahu in bid to save talks


(Reuters: Top News) comments he made at the continue without interruption so USA demits membership in the ways. All Israelis really want is to
Submitted at 9/29/2010 7:22:32 AM meeting. that we can try to achieve this United Nations by 01/01/2012 and commit holocaust against
"But we are not deterred. We are, goal," the Israeli leader said. seeks new hemispheric alliances innocent Palestinian population
U.S. Special Envoy to the Middle to the contrary, determined more Mitchell, who met Netanyahu at re: Nations for Global Security while stealing their land, their
East George Mitchell speaks than ever to proceed to realize the the prime minister's private home and Prosperity. (As a consequence home!
during a news conference after common objective which we all in Caesarea, central Israel, was WTO will be collateral damage) Sep 29, 2010 8:58am EDT
meeting with Lebanon's President share, of a Middle East that is at due to see Abbas in the West all rights reserved….. todonada, CS is choice acronym,
Michel Suleiman at the peace, with security and Bank city of Ramallah on Sep 29, 2010 8:16am EDT or contraction, unfit for a
Presidential Palace in Baabda, prosperity for the people of Israel, Thursday. Netanyahu keeps saying respectable forum! And, the
near Beirut, September 17, 2010. the Palestinians and for all the Yasser Abed Rabbo, a member of “I am committed and the allusion is to the synthetic
Credit: Reuters/ Mohamed people in the region." the Palestinian negotiating team, government is committed to approach the U.S addresses very
Azakir Peace talks that began on said on Voice of Palestine radio reaching a peace deal.” critical and important issues, in
By Jeffrey Heller September 2 were plunged into that "Israel alone will shoulder the Is he also committed to grabbing perfect alignment with absolute
JERUSALEM| Wed Sep 29, crisis after a 10-month responsibility for the collapse" of as much land as possible and then authority of both immaturity and
2010 8:22am EDT moratorium on new housing the peace process if it does not not giving it back before the recklessness. The Israelis know
JERUSALEM(Reuters) - The construction in Israeli settlements halt the construction in borders are drawn? this, because Jews in the U.S have
United States is "determined more in the occupied West Bank settlements. Sep 29, 2010 8:21am EDT set the stage for this castrated and
than ever" to achieve Middle East expired on Monday. Failure to keep peace talks alive Wow, I wonder if the U.S feels grossly emasculated nation, eager
peace, its envoy to the region said Palestinian President Mahmoud would be a major political the extent of her bruised ego! The to waste her resources, including
on Wednesday during talks in Abbas has threatened to quit the embarrassment for Obama, who mouse is slapping the cat around her soul, over, practically, nothing
Israel aimed at salvaging negotiations unless the measure is faces the prospect of losses by his and having a time of his life at it on behalf of these “Inglorious
negotiations with the Palestinians. extended, but has put off a Democratic party in congressional …when did the U.S get so Bastards” (their choice label, not
There was no sign, in public decision until an Arab League mid-term elections on November ‘GUMPED’? mine). It is extremely painful to
comments at a meeting between forum discusses the issue on 2. HAIL ISRAEL …sad CS! watch, because we all know
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin October 4. A senior U.S. official, speaking Sep 29, 2010 8:34am EDT where this is leading. If you have
Netanyahu and the envoy, George Netanyahu, whose governing on condition of anonymity, said Banned any doubts, research the
Mitchell, of any progress toward a coalition is dominated by pro- the United States was not giving I’m not an American although drumbeats post WW1 and leading
formula that could avert a settler parties including his own up hope that somehow the process experience would suggest that if into WWII. And here we are,
threatened Palestinian walkout right-wing Likud, had rebuffed could be rescued. US egos have been bruised then maybe WWIII could likely be
over settlement building. calls by Obama and other foreign Sep 29, 2010 7:28am EDT the compliment is likely to be around the corner. Hot empty
Mitchell said President Barack leaders to extend the partial Here is the formula for Middle repaid in full, possibly with heads serve absolutely no purpose
Obama and Secretary of State freeze. East peace:- interest. to humanity, and there is no hotter
Hillary Clinton had asked him to PEACE AND SECURITY 1) Inform Israel, that all military By the way, what is “CS”? empty one than Israel …the larger
deliver a message to Israelis and "I am committed and the subsidies and transfer of Sep 29, 2010 8:37am EDT Middle Eastern Arab population is
Palestinians assuring them of their government is committed to make technology cease as of 01/01/ I don’t know why the U.S a very close second. These two
commitment to achieving an effort to reach a peace 2011. continues to be party to and, by populations, when it comes to
comprehensive peace in the agreement that will preserve the 2) Engage the Saudis and their default, victim of the games progressive human circumstances,
Middle East. security and vital interests of the enormous influence, in becoming played by Israel. The U.S needs to are rhetorically backward! Really
"We knew this would be a road state of Israel," Netanyahu said, the main mediator and policeman quit spending good hard earned major douches! Get it! Cheers.
with many bumps -- and there echoing remarks he made a day in the region by 06/01/2011. amity on these monsters while Sep 29, 2010 9:41am EDT
have been many bumps, and that earlier. 3) Hold both Russia and China they strategically commit todonada
continues to this day," Mitchell "We are committed to following accountable in the UN Security genocide against Palestinians. Think of the U.S as this divinely
said in a video released by Israel's this path. I hope the good talks council, for leadership on security Leave Israel to her own demise;
Government Press Office of that I began with (Abbas) will in the region. If this fails, the let her be damned in her devilish U.S. page 20
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Tens of thousands march in Brussels over austerity


(Reuters: Top News) The protest was led by a group most by the crisis." and deeper the cuts the better I am clinging to my Bible and the
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:38:37 AM dressed in black suits with black REFORMS SET TO IMHO, this whole situation had rest is ready too.
face masks, carrying umbrellas CONTINUE been created by the various EU Sep 29, 2010 11:38am EDT
European workers and trade and briefcases, acting as the head Protests have taken place in many states massively increasing their The “people” are NOT
union representatives take part in of a funeral cortege mourning the countries in the last few months. public sectors to disguise the true demonstrating. The unions are,
the ''No to austerity'' protest to death of Europe. Protests on Wednesday were state of their respective and the USA is NEXT. It was
demand better job protection in The protest organizers, the planned in Brussels, Dublin, unemployment figures. It’s just easy for the Democrats to allow
Brussels September 29, 2010. European Trade Union Lisbon, Rome, Paris, Riga, bread and circuses in the form of government employees to
Credit: Reuters/Eric Vidal Confederation, were aiming to get Warsaw, Nicosia, Bucharest, non-jobs and services. unionize in order to buy their
By David Brunnstrom 100,000 people to march. Belgian Prague, Vilnius, Belgrade and Sep 29, 2010 10:05am EDT votes. Now its as much out of
BRUSSELS| Wed Sep 29, 2010 police and the unions did not Athens. Everybody likes spending on a control here as Europe where
11:38am EDT immediately estimate crowd Greece's main unions, credit card, but nobody likes to these unions have bankrupted
BRUSSELS(Reuters) - Tens of numbers but one police official representing about 2.5 million pay it off. Europe is a picture is their countries with low
thousands of people marched told Reuters at least 50,000 people workers, did not strike on where America will be in a few productivity, and grossly
through Brussels on Wednesday were taking part. Wednesday but plan to march to years, only worse for us. Our excessive compensation. The
on a day of protests across Europe Spain's first general strike for parliament in the evening to national debt is not just $13 USA is NEXT.
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Plot to attack European cities foiled: report


(Reuters: Top News) against unspecified targets in The Eiffel Tower and the said on Tuesday.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 7:57:46 AM Western Europe or possibly the surrounding Champ de Mars park U.S. officials declined to
United States, they said. were briefly evacuated on comment on specific plots in
An armed police officer waits to Four U.S. security officials, who Tuesday because of a bomb alert, Europe or elsewhere but
cross the road opposite Downing a s k e d f o r a n o n y m i t y w h e n the fourth such alert in the Paris acknowledged that targeted drone
Street as a tour bus passes behind discussing sensitive information, region in as many weeks, but a strikes in Pakistan were meant to
him, in Westminster, central said that initial intelligence search turned up nothing, police disrupt militant networks planning
London, September 29, 2010. reports about the threat first said. attacks.
Credit: Reuters/Andrew Winning surfaced roughly two weeks ago, French Interior Minister Brice *We welcome comments that Apple Remote Updates
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Morning Links - Seth Rogan Is Engaged!


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BP ousts exploration chief, vows to boost safety


(Reuters: Top News) The blown-out well came under "There is a pressing need to against a 0.1 percent drop in the
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:59:20 AM the remit of Inglis's unit, and BP rebuild trust in BP around the STOXX Europe 600 Oil and Gas
insiders have predicted his world," Dudley added. index.
A logo is seen at a BP fuel station departure for months. Neither in the official or internal *We welcome comments that
in London July 27, 2010. He will leave at the end of the statements did Dudley admit that advance the story directly or with
Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville year with a year's salary of safety failings particular to BP relevant tangential information.
By Tom Bergin 690,000 pounds ($1.1 million) in played a role in the oil spill. We try to block comments that
LONDON| Wed Sep 29, 2010 lieu of notice and will retain his
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the company to boost safety. practices are not meeting BP's BOLD STEPS the comments do not represent Submitted at 9/28/2010 10:00:00 PM
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senior executive casualty of the to ensure it is the norm for people more detail to know how it will Catastrophe. world face hardship, especially
s p i l l f o l l o w i n g D u d l e y ' s on the frontline to speak up about work," said Iain Armstrong, oil during the global economic crisis.
replacement of Tony Hayward, risk and for managers to listen," analyst at Brewin Dolphin. Raul Zito
who enraged U.S. public opinion Dudley said in an email to staff BP shares traded up 4.1 percent via unurth
during the crisis with his gaffes. seen by Reuters. at 422 pence at 1414 GMT,

Gateway updates NV series with WiMAX-boasting NV59C66U


Laura June (Engadget) than that, you have a choice of these options to hit in the coming WiMAX-boasting NV59C66U
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everyone loves and just, beyond Your comments perhaps explain to be spam and review comments France With Salma and Valentina
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of this retard, in this case, Israel, than their US counterparts. that you believe is irrelevant or
as the only entity that’s publicly It’s closer to home and the Wars inappropriate, you can flag it to Halle Berry arrived in France
admitted and professed affection. are still in the collective memory. our editors by using the report yesterday to enjoy a romantic
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have also enlisted her into down a starting point for the Arab the comments do not represent Olivier Martinez, but the couple
revamping her self-image and self Israeli mess, the Balfour those of Reuters. soon left Paris and headed out
esteem. Now, the trick is this Declaration is a strong candidate. This entry passed through the toward the countryside. They took
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convoluted arrangements between agree with the authors comments. Tide costar Olivier, as they hold
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Google makes Gmail threading a choice


(CNET News.com) are displayed in the order they of conversation threading," he Behind the scenes, though, Gmail and chip companies. E-mail Tom.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM were received. The option will be wrote in a blog post. didn't change, and those who This entry passed through the
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Raumfeld Multi-Room Audio System Review


Chris Davies (SlashGear)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:42:09 AM

Just as CDs have quickly been


overtaken by digital downloads,
so the number of people wanting
to get their music off the
computer and through speakers in
their living room, kitchen and
bedroom has increased. Wading
into that market is Raumfeld,
promising “Hi-Fi for the digital
age” with their eponymous
modular system. Still, you can’t
get far in multi-room audio
without tripping over Sonos, so
the question is whether the little-
known German start-up can
compete. Check out the full
SlashGear review after the cut.
As with Sonos, the Raumfeld
setup consists of multiple,
wirelessly-connected zones that
can be controlled with a single
remote (though of course more
than one remote can be added if
you so wish). Raumfeld currently
offer four main types of
component – Base, Controller,
Connector and Speaker – which
can be bought individually or as a
pre-bundled system. The
company sent us a custom bundle
for review that’s suitable for
distributing audio to three rooms.
The Raumfeld Base is the heart
of the system, a router-sized black
and silver box with twin WiFi
antenna and three LEDs. Not
only is it responsible for creating
the WiFi b/g network that each
Raumfeld component links to –
unlike Sonos, the German firm proprietary mesh network – it has can be used to serve up audio switched on. On the back there
use regular WiFi rather than a a 160GB hard-drive inside that without your PC or Mac being are two ethernet ports – one for RAUMFELD page 22
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your router, another a simple pass sizes. Both the Raumfeld Speaker Connector are a little on the and Media – and you can pin your and speakers you’ve hooked up.
-through – a serial port (for S and Speaker M systems plasticky side – similar in feel to a favorite sources to the As for the Raumfeld Speakers,
debugging), two USB 2.0 ports integrate the networking and router, in fact – but are neither homescreen. unsurprisingly the Speaker M set
which can be used to add external amplification into one of the units creaky nor cheap to the touch, Those sources can be pretty is the more impressive of the two
hard-drives and thus boost themselves: all you need is a while the speakers are heavy, varied, too. As well as the 160GB pairs. The Speaker S are clear but
storage, and a setup button (which single power connection (and solid and – with their brushed hard-drive in the Raumfeld Base – do suffer from distortion when
we’ll come back to). wired ethernet if you’re not using aluminum bezels and volume which shows up as a standard cranked up – either by the local
The Raumfeld Controller is a the WiFi) and you’re running. controls – pleasing to the touch. shared drive to PCs and Macs on volume control or the dial on the
chunky, weighty touchscreen Sonos’ S5 is the closest If the setup process was a the network – there’s internet Controller – and are short on bass
device with a capacitive panel and comparison, though of course that headache, all that flexibility radio support (split into categories for particularly thumping tracks.
a large volume dial. Beyond the bundles both left and right would be for naught; happily and locations, and with station It’s not a criticism we’d level at
power button that’s the only channels into the same housing, that’s not the case. On the back artwork), the analog inputs on the Speaker M pair, however,
physical control; everything else whereas with the Raumfelds you of each unit is a setup button each Connector/Speaker, and any which are bright, powerful and
is managed via the touchscreen. can stretch the soundstage as far which basically triggers the shared media on PCs, Macs, or clean even at high volumes. Not
On the top, under hinged rubber as your room (and speaker cable) component announcing itself to network-attached storage. short on bass, they also do a great
flaps, are a USB port (for manual allows. Sonos will allow you to the network. When the Controller There’s plenty of format support, job on vocal-heavy audio, with
firmware updates) and a power pair two S5s wirelessly and is first powered on, it walks you too, with the Raumfeld handling great separation.
connector; however the remote designate one to each stereo through connecting to the Base – MP3, WAV, Flac, Ogg Vorbid, Nonetheless, the system isn’t
comes with a charging station that channel, but that’s an expensive a case of holding the setup button ASF, WMA, M4A, AAC and perfect and it’s not hard to
the Controller sits in horizontally. proposition. on the Base down for a few Apple Lossless at standard or pinpoint what Raumfeld need to
The display is a bright 480 x 272 The Speaker S pair get a Cirrus seconds, and allowing the system variable nitrates, while it can also do in order to catch up with
resolution panel, while inside Logic 24-bit DAC and output 2 x to pair them together – and after load WPL, M3U, PLS and iTunes Sonos. The biggest shortcoming
there’s a motion sensor – which 15W RMS via 0.75-inch tweeters that registering each Speaker pair playlists. There’s also is the reliance on the Controller.
wakes the remote when picked up and 4-inch woofers. The larger or Connector unit is a case of RadioTime, Napster and Last.fm Sonos offer their own hardware
– and a WiFi b/g radio. Speaker M pair upgrade the choosing “Add Room” from the streaming integration, if you have remotes, but also provide users
Raumfeld’s equivalent of the amplification with an ADAM Controller’s settings and hitting accounts with those services. If with free software remotes for
Sonos ZonePlayers are their Audio unit, and output 2 x 30W the setup button on the back. you want to access your iTunes iOS, Android and PC/Mac. Right
Connector and Speaker via ART tweeters and 5.5-inch During that process, each room library, you can either copy it now, you can assign audio via
components. The Connector is Rohacell woofers. As with the can be named using an on-screen across to the Raumfeld Base or UPnP to a Raumfeld zone using
roughly the size of a hardback Connector, both sets of speakers keyboard, and those names are share the relevant folder on your Windows Media Player, but
book and has analog and digital S/ have an analog audio input for then used for zone management. computer. Finally, there’s UPnP there’s no way to control the
PDIF outputs, an ethernet port if piping an external source through Like with Sonos, you can have support. system from your smartphone or
you’re not using the WiFi, and an the Raumfeld system, but they can separate content playing in each It’s certainly flexible, and could even from your desktop browser.
analog audio input. The latter also use that as a source in zone, or group multiple zones easily get overwhelming if the UI We’d like to see a web interface
allows you to hook up an external standalone mode (i.e. playing together and synchronize the wasn’t so straightforward. Start running on the Raumfeld Base,
source – such as a CD player or media locally); Raumfeld offer media across them all. It’s a off with a few tracks saved to the but failing that a simple software
turntable – and play that not only them in black or white finishes. A straightforward process, too: Base, and it’s easy to get to grips client that replicated the
through the local Connector but neat touch is that, during setup, tapping Connect All from the with the system. Tracks on the Controller would suffice.
through any zone in the Raumfeld you can choose which speaker zone management pane links Base began playing almost Sonos also has the advantage
system. There’s also a USB port, handles which stereo channel, every available room, or you can instantly, while those in shared with their wireless system, which
but that’s only used for system useful for working around hit the plus buttons next to the folders would sometimes take a is more flexible than the regular
recovery; you can’t add a hard- unhelpfully placed AC sockets. individual zone listings to group little longer to begin; still, nothing WiFi the Raumfeld Base uses. In
drive as you can with the Base. So far, so good, and the or ungroup them. At the bottom approaching frustrating. Audio short, each Raumfeld component
Finally, the Raumfeld Speakers, Raumfeld kit certainly feels well of the Controller display are three quality from the Connector is of RAUMFELD page 30
of which there are currently two put together. The Base and persistent controls – Home, Zones course dependent on the amplifier
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'Hurt Locker' lawyer: Illegal sharing must end (q&a)


(CNET News.com) suing individual file sharers for part, which is to be able to make have dismissed we are now in the now, how did you pick these
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:54:19 AM copyright violations, which their next film. From this process of pursuing individual people? Was it geographic
appeared to die when the music overarching goal there are two Doe defendants. We cannot location, the date they allegedly
This man may soon know your industry dropped their five-year things that need to happen. First, comment on pending lawsuits that share the film or a particular
name. litigation campaign nearly two illegal downloading/ free have yet to be filed, except to say software they visited?
Thomas Dunlap(Credit: Dunlap, years ago. Now, even the adult- distribution of films has to end. that there will be more. Dunlap: We chose defendants
Grubb & Weaver) film industry is trying to adopt a Part of the goal of the campaign is CNET: You've said that you will according to the quality of the
Thomas Dunlap is the attorney similar antipiracy strategy. to redirect people who download hire local counsel in the areas evidence we have against them, a
representing at least a dozen He has, so far, overcome every films for free to spending the where you file the suits. Has that big part of which includes the
independent movie studios, courtroom attempt to derail his money on a movie rental or VOD process begun? timeliness of the data. Because
including the makers of the Oscar lawsuits. The Electronic Frontier viewing. Because many secondary Dunlap: We continue to add there are a large number of
-winning film,"The Hurt Locker." Foundation, the American Civil channels, which are where most attorneys to our network to pursue potential defendants, we rely on
If you illegally shared any of his Liberties Union and several ISPs indie films derive 100% of their cases against individual the most recent data available to
clients films online then Dunlap, a have claimed he is wrong for revenue, are now underused as a defendants. There are a number of maximize the time we have to
founder of the law firm Dunlap, corralling thousands of defendants result of the use of torrent attorneys that have already signed pursue claims within the three
Grubb & Weaver may have into individual suits or for platforms, the second agreements with our firm, and a year statute of limitations for
collected your Internet protocol requiring ISPs to give up their consideration is recovering the number that we are in the process copyright infringement.
address. He may at this minute be customers' information. cost of making the film while of adding. CNET: What is your success
requesting a subpoena that But to some of his clients, deterring others in an effective CNET: How do you define file rate? People at EFF have said that
compels your Internet service Dunlap is part protector and part manner. sharing and the impacts on the they think your IT team has
provider to turn over your avenging angel. To them, they are By way of example, according to film industry, most specifically flagged a lot of people that appear
identity. the victims in the file-sharing our internal statistics we saw an the indie filmmaker? to be innocent. Can you tell us
Dunlap and his firm, which also story. They make movies, often 80% reduction in the number of Dunlap: To our knowledge, file about what safeguards you have
operates as U.S. Copyright Group, with their own money, and torrent downloads of the Hurt sharing has had a huge impact on in place that ensures you aren't
will then likely file a copyright believe they have a right to be Locker film within a week of the the indie film industry. Most of going after innocent people?
complaint against you in federal compensated by those who watch day we announced that Voltage the information we have is limited Dunlap: The people at the EFF,
court. But before that, he will give it. Unlike the big film studios, the had become a client. This is to the first-hand knowledge of its whomsoever they may be, also
you an opportunity to settle the indies have often lacked the certainly one of the primary impact on our indie film clients, think there is a First Amendment
case for maybe as much as means to defend themselves intended effects, which leads us to so it is mostly anecdotal. Bearing right to remain anonymous when
$2,900. This has already against piracy--that was until believe that in a short time the this in mind, it is my experience downloading copyrighted content.
happened to many of the 5,000 Dunlap. He agreed to be legal efforts we have made for our that indie film, for the most part, I am not sure where they have
people Dunlap has accused of interviewed by CNET but only by clients have been very successful. does not enjoy large box office acquired their belief, but to date
pirating "The Hurt Locker." e-mail. CNET: How many clients do you revenue. As a result this particular most of the people we have settled
Dunlap appears to be the Gung CNET: What is the goal of this have and how many suits in total economic subset of the industry is with have indicated the
ho kind and well suited for the litigation campaign? Are you have you filed and plan to file? left to rely on secondary market downloading did in fact occur.
copyright wars. Educated in interested in becoming a deterrent Dunlap: We cannot tell you the sales in for of DVD and VOD We have a rigorous process to
Switzerland, fluent in French, the or do your clients look at you as a number of clients we have, but distribution, which returns very identify potential defendants in
former U.S. Army Captain has a means to recoup losses from that there are well over 300 film little per viewing relative to a box these cases, which includes file
license to drive a tank. He has a piracy? properties owned by our clients in office sale. verification protocols.
Master's degree in biotechnology Dunlap: The primary goal of any the aggregate. We have filed nine CNET: Many people ask me how CNET: You guys are a D.C. firm,
in addition to his law degree and law firm in any litigation is to lawsuits with Doe defendants, two you chose people to file against. a long way from Hollywood. How
enjoys kickboxing and piloting zealously act in the best interests of which have been voluntarily With the initial 5,000 John Does did you come up with the idea for
aircraft. He has almost single of their clients. Our clients have dismissed. Seven suits remain listed for The Hurt Locker, some
handedly revived the practice of one primary goal for the most pending. From the two suits we of whom are likely known to you 'HURT page 29
24 Technology/ E-reader News Edition

MetroPCS switch on Dallas/Fort Worth 4G LTE [Updated]


Chris Davies (SlashGear)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:10:16 AM

Fallen in love with the Samsung


Craft(what, really?) but don’t live
in Las Vegas to take advantage of
MetroPCS‘ fledgling LTE
network? You’ll be pleased to
hear, then, that the carrier has
turned on its next 4G city:
the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
(DFW).
As before, two plans are on offer.
The cheapest, at $55 per month
with no ongoing agreement,
includes unlimited text, voice and
data, while the $60 plan throws in
access to the new MetroPCS
MetroSTUDIO; that offers
ringtone, music and video
downloads.
The Samsung Craft, meanwhile,
is a 3.3-inch AMOLED
featurephone with a slide-out
QWERTY keyboard, 2GB
microSD card and a 3.2-
megapixel camera, along with
WiFi and the Samsung TouchWiz
UI. It’s priced at $299 after a $50
instant rebate.
Interestingly, and which we
didn’t notice in MetroPCS’ first
press release (though it was
there), is that the unlimited 4G
data is said to be “initially”
included in the $55 plan. We’re
guessing this is the carrier’s
attempt to cover itself should
usage get out of hand, but we’re
always wary of potential changes
to plans with no indication as to
when that might take place. following comment: and as a leader in the low-cost, service so we will evaluate how our markets.”
U p d a t e : A M e t r o P C S “At this time, unlimited 4G data is high tech space we are always our customers are using it and Press Release:
spokesperson has given us the an introductory offer. Unlimited trying to provide the best value therefore will be in a continuous METROPCS page 26
is the key to our business model for our customers. This is a new evaluation mode as we roll out
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Conran Audio Speaker Dock packs apt-X Bluetooth


Chris Davies (SlashGear) product.”
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:29:20 AM Ready for ‘apt-X’ quality
Bluetooth Stereo
Pale wood? Check. Slick, In addition to its ability to play
minimalist lines? Check. “wired audio” from physically
Fashionable compatibility with docked iPods and iPhones, the
your iPhone/iPod? Check. This Conran Audio speaker dock can
new iPod speaker dock is perfect also play ‘wireless audio’
for the Conran Shop, which is streamed remotely from Bluetooth
handy because it’s actually Stereo (A2DP) enabled portable
designed by Studio Conran itself. media players, tablet computers,
It’s not entirely clear how much smartphones and laptops.
of a hand Sir Terence Conran has Furthermore, the Conran dock’s
had in the design of the Conran in-built Bluetooth receiver chip is
Audio Speaker Dock, but it compatible with ‘apt-X’, the high-
certainly looks the part. As well performance audio coding
as a niche on top for your iPhone technology from CSR which
or iPod touch, it has Bluetooth transmits CD-quality full-
built in for wireless streaming bandwidth stereo over Bluetooth
from compatible PMPs and connections. ‘apt-X’ is fast
handsets. becoming the next ‘must have’
There’s also a remote control that technology feature in high-end
can be stowed in a nook at the consumer audio devices with pre-
side, and apt-X compatibility for installed or dongle-enabled
Bluetooth devices that support the Bluetooth Stereo capability.
higher-quality codec. The dock To enable users to view menus as
assembly itself can rotate for they wish, the dock assembly
portrait or landscape use. It’s rotates, allowing iPhones and
available now, priced at £250 iPod Touches to be docked in
($395). either vertical or horizontal mode.
Press Release: Additionally, the dock boasts six
NEW BRAND – GREAT just right. A creation of Studio Terence Conran, a leading figure Glenn McClelland, Armour preset audio equalisation settings
HERITAGE ’CONRAN AUDIO’ Conran, this new speaker dock is in British design for more than Home’s Managing Director to optimise its performance for
DEBUTS WITH iPOD just such a product, combining an fifty years, stated: “It is a a d d e d : “ W e ’ v e h a d a v e r y different musical genres. These
SPEAKER DOCK elegant design aesthetic with a dedicated 100% pure music successful partnership with Studio are user selectable via the elegant
Armour Home is proud to stunning audio performance player, that works with docked Conran for a number of years. remote control.
introduce a completely new engineered by Q Acoustics. Its iPhones and iPods or wirelessly They design beautiful models for Price, availability and finish
brand, ‘Conran Audio’, together appearance achieves the with Bluetooth enabled devices our Alphason furniture range and The new Speaker Dock, which
with its first product, the Conran seemingly conflicting goals of such as the iPad, allowing you to we have been so impressed by will be available in both white and
‘Speaker Dock’ for iPods and both harmonising with any décor select songs from the comfort of their work, ‘Conran Audio’ black finishes, is expected to go
iPhones. whilst simultaneously projecting an armchair or, if it’s your thing, seemed an obvious and logical on sale late January 2010, priced
Great design is difficult to define, just the right amount of individual while dancing around the room.” progression. I must say everyone at £250 including vat at 20%.
but when you see it, you design flair to make you smile Sir Terence concluded: “We hope at Armour is absolutely delighted
instinctively know something is every time you look at it. we have created a contemporary by the result. We are all very CONRAN page 26
Describing the new model, Sir design classic.” confident about the success of this
26 Culture/ E-reader News Edition
METROPCS CONRAN
continued from page 24 continued from page 25

MetroPCS Launches Commercial “MetroPCS will continue to from Facebook, MySpace and shows, or downloading and Specifications
4G LTE Services in the Dallas/ expand 4G LTE network coverage Twitter social networks and AIM, sharing music, photos and Frequency response:
Fort Worth Metroplex into all of our markets through MSN and Yahoo! IM clients into videos,” said Tracy Lange, vice 75Hz – 20KHz
MetroPCS Offers the Only 2011 to offer unmatched value in a single interface that consumers president and general manager of Loudspeaker Drivers: 2x
Commercial 4G LTE Experience 4G LTE services on a no-contract can access with one click. MetroPCS Dallas. 75mm bass/mid
for Area Consumers basis for all of our customers,” Upgraded MetroNavigator® MetroPCS’ DFW 4G LTE 2 x 30mm tweeters
DALLAS – (Sept. 29, 2010) – said Roger D. Linquist, president, feature with the addition of voice- network will cover the majority of P o w e r o u t p u t :
MetroPCS Communications Inc. CEO and chairman of MetroPCS. activated GPS and turn-by-turn MetroPCS’ existing CDMA 2 x 1 5 W a t t s
(NYSE: PCS) today introduced “The launch of our 4G LTE directions. network footprint in the DFW Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) +
the first commercial 4G LTE network in the metroplex is yet MetroPCS is initially offering the Metroplex. 4G LTE network apt-X
services in the Dallas/Fort Worth another milestone in our Samsung Craft in DFW rollouts in the remaining Standby power consumption:
Metroplex (DFW) with monthly expansion and our vision of the metropolitan area stores and MetroPCS markets are planned Dimensions (WxDxH):
plans starting at $55, including all Internet going mobile.” online for $299 plus tax, after $50 for later this year and early 2011. 283mm x 120mm x 233mm
taxes and regulatory fees. DFW MetroPCS offers monthly 4G instant rebate, while supplies last. MetroPCS plans to further expand Relevant Entries on SlashGear
consumers will experience 4G LTE service plans for $55 or $60, The Craft delivers a stunning 4G LTE coverage in 2011, along • It’s a harsh world for iPod
Web access and unlimited voice which include talk, text and a 4G visual experience with its 3.3 inch with the launch of additional Docks: Tivoli’s iYiYi
and text services on the world’s Web experience initially on an AMOLED (Active-matrix organic devices to increase MetroPCS’ • Philips Fidelio iPad speaker
first commercially available 4G unlimited basis. In addition, DFW light-emitting diode) screen, portfolio of feature phones, touch dock
LTE-enabled handset from customers will now have access to which comes to life on the 2GB screens, smartphones and 4G • iBeam Speaker Dock
Samsung Mobile, the Samsung new applications and features that MicroSD card pre-loaded with handsets. • Sony Ericsson MBS-100
Craft™. take advantage of MetroPCS’ 4G Paramount Pictures’ hit movie Relevant Entries on SlashGear Bluetooth speaker has to be the
The launch of commercial LTE LTE network, including: “Star Trek.” The device also • MetroPCS expands nationwide best looking one I’ve seen
service in the DFW metroplex MetroSTUDIOSM, available on includes a combination touch unlimited service area • Elecom ASP-P100 Compact
follows Las Vegas as cities where the $60 service plan, includes screen, slide-out QWERTY • MetroPCS gets Samsung Tint iPod Speaker-Dock
MetroPCS is offering 4G LTE access to content that consumers keyboard and Samsung’s today
service, with additional major demand, such as full-track TouchWiz™ user interface to surf • MetroPCS to get Samsung
metropolitan areas to follow later downloads, ringtones and ring- and text message; 3.2 megapixel Finesse touchscreen phone
this year and in early 2011. With a back tones, as well as premium camera with flash and camcorder; • MetroPCS offers new
state-of-the-art 4G LTE network video content from NBC and Wi-Fi capability. nationwide calling plans
infrastructure provided by Universal, Black Entertainment “With the launch of our 4G LTE • The lazy light switch
Ericsson and an advanced Television (BET) and Univision, service and the Samsung Craft,
entertainment handset with a available on-demand and on-the- MetroPCS brings everything
brilliant AMOLED screen, go from one easy-to-use together at our customers’
MetroPCS is providing application. fingertips to do more with the
compelling value to consumers A new social networking and mobile Internet every day,
while meeting their growing instant messaging aggregation whether they’re accessing social
demand to do more with application, which harnesses networks, finding the best route to
multimedia applications. notifications, friends and content work, catching the latest hit TV

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Blue Microphones 2nd-Gen Mikey for iPod touch outed with free
Blue FiRe app
Chris Davies (SlashGear) the units’ capabilities increase.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:56:13 AM Being able to record high quality
sound, wherever in the world,
Blue Microphones has updated from a device that is used every
its Mikey microphone for the iPod day, opens up a whole host of
touch, with the second-gen model opportunities. Record your
getting a new, adjustable casing lectures, a friend’s band’s latest
that can rotate the twin custom- track or just improve the sound on
tuned capsules around 230- your YouTube videos. Blue is
degrees. Since a microphone is dedicated to providing the highest
no good without an app, the -quality portable audio and the
company has also released Mikey is a testament to that
Blue FiRe, a free, high-fidelity standard.”
field recording app for iPhone and Pricing and Availability
iPod touch. The new Mikey will be available
There’s also a new acoustic for £59.99 (inc VAT) from
circuit which, Blue suggests, is innovator in microphone now boasts a 3.5mm line-input for experience, Blue introduces Blue w w w . a m a z o n . c o m a n d
better at handling high-volume technology and design, today direct recording of other sound FiRe, a free, high-fidelity field s t o r e . a p p l e . c o m / u k
events such as concerts. On the announces the Mikey. The Mikey sources such as a guitar or mixer recording app for iPhone and iPod For further information on the
side there’s a 3.5mm line-level is a portable microphone and along with a USB pass-thru touch that is now available from Blue Microphones Mikey, please
input, for plugging in external recorder for iPod and the iPod connection to allow for charging the App Store. Developed in visit www.bluemic.com.
sources, together with a USB Touch. Building on Blue’s award while recording. p a r t n e r s h i p w i t h A u d i o f i l e Relevant Entries on SlashGear
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iPod touch during use. portable mic is designed to second generation Mikey is o p t i m i s e d f o r t h e M i k e y – Flip: $69 but not here until Jan
The second-gen Mikey for iPod improve circuitry for superior compatible with most protective enabling users to have a complete, 2011
is available now, priced at £59.99 recording, enhancing the iPod’s cases and now features a 230- high-quality mobile recording • Blue Microphones unveils Yeti
($95). You can download Blue capabilities. degree range of adjustability with experience. THX certified USB microphone
FiRe here[iTunes link]. The Mikey features two custom- seven detent positions for perfect “Blue has been working to ensure • Yet another iPod remix
Press Release: tuned capsules, engineered by positioning. Additionally, the new that the compatibility, quality and accessory: Blue Beatz Case
Blue Microphones announces Blue for professional-quality Mikey comes with a soft carrying user experience of Mikey meets • Microsoft to release blue Zune?
Mikey stereo recording capabilities. To pouch for convenient protection t h e h i g h s t a n d a r d s o f o u r • Japan to get blue PS3 in
New Blue Microphones Mikey accompany its sleek new design, and portability. This second company, and we are proud to November along with Gran
for iPod Touch Mikey features an improved generation Mikey is compatible release the Mikey to the UK Turismo 5
Westlake Village, California, acoustic circuit that allows for with iPod 5G; iPod Classic, iPod market,” said John Maier, CEO of
29th September 2010 – Blue higher quality recordings of high- Nano 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G, iPod Blue Microphones.
M i c r o p h o n e s volume events, such as concerts touch 1G, 2G, 3G. “There are over 200 million iPods
(www.bluemic.com), a leading or sporting events. Mikey also To complete the mobile audio out there and with each redesign
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walking down the street in San in our lifetime five-to-six billion Packers defensive back Nick
sales and the rapid adoption of the Later in September, analysts at
Francisco I want my mobile altogether." Discuss Collins had an altercation with a
mobile Web worldwide. Gartner then forecasted that
Bears fan.
Video: Inside Story of Disneyland's Disastrous Debut Collins accused the fan of
shouting offensive racial
Annaliza Savage (Wired Top This entry passed through the Five Filters featured article:
Stories) comments at the safety and later
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this legal campaign? Do you there a limit to how many times Dunlap: We are not and never songs.
empathize with copyright owners? you will file suit against a single have. We are in entirely different This fact significantly alters the
Dunlap: This method for accused file sharer? legal systems. We did meet damages calculation in the event a
copyright enforcement is nothing Dunlap: We have encountered Andrew in Cannes, but have verdict is reached against an
new. We are literally filing this situation only a few times. passed on working with him thus individual. Similarly, unlike some
lawsuits against copyright We have a duty to advocate for far. of the server based sharing
infringers. Nothing more each of our clients. A settlement CNET: Some people from the technologies, torrent sharing
complicated than that. The only with a defendant on one film music industry told me that they requires a fairly complex set of
difference, and why we believe it would have no impact on a claim don't think suing individuals can steps to set up and we believe Android Task Killers
has attracted attention, is the scale against that same person for a be profitable. They say the costs adds to the ultimate legal liability Explained: What They Do
of the litigation, not the substance. different film. If someone associated with their five-year of an individual downloader when
Over the last ten years we have downloaded Far Cry, owned by litigation campaign were much viewed side by side with other and Why You Shouldn't
been involved in copyright claims Boll AG and then settled out of too high. They suspect that for methods of downloading or Use Them [Android]
like the ones at issue in our court, and we subsequently you guys, once someone claims sharing files. Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)
various film cases for sports discover they have also they are innocent and is prepared This entry passed through the
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:00:00 AM
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CNET: What if a person has clients, and we have to treat them film contains one to two hours of Reporting of Falluja's Cancer should (or shouldn't) use them,
downloaded several movies from as such. video content. The quantum of Catastrophe. and what you can do instead.
studios you represent? Is there a CNET: Are you connected to damages in a copyright case is, in More »
way they can settle for all ACS: Law, the British firm that part, tied to the content at issue
infringing acts? In other words, if has made some headlines after it and similarly to the conduct. Film
a person pays the $2900 to settle was hacked over the weekend? content is significantly more
"The Hurt Locker," will that mean Apparently, there was some e- dense and expensive to make than
they are exempt from getting sued mails uncovered that indicated music content on a per film basis
for another film as well? If not, is you guys were working together. when compared to individual

Avedon: Photographs from The Richard Avedon Foundation


Habitually Chic (Habitually Avedon iconic photographs as can't make it to Paris, I'm happy 1963 (Estimate: $8,000-12,000)
Chic®) well as several unique and to report that the photographs will Top Image: Dovima with
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:02:56 AM extremely rare items will be up be on view at Christie's in New elephants, evening dress by Dior,
for sale. Proceeds from the sale York October 1-7, 2010. Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August
There are so many wonderful will initiate The Richard Avedon Elephants sold separately of 1955 (Estimate: $500,000-
events coming up in Paris this fall Foundation’s endowment in course. 700,000)
including Avedon: Photographs support of its philanthropic Marilyn Monroe, actor, New
from The Richard Avedon mission. Usually, photography is York, May 6, 1957 (Estimate:
Foundation sale at Christie's a great place to start collecting art estimates that these will be out of $100,000-150,000)
November 20, 2010. Over 60 but I have a feeling from the most our budgets. Also, if you Richard Avedon Self-Portrait, c.
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– Controller, Connector and £79 ZoneBridge links a regular need, after all, to differentiate
Speakers – links directly to the network to the Sonos mesh themselves from Sonos, and
Base, just as with a normal WiFi network, but lacks the integrated they’re obviously not choosing
router. That means the range is storage. Both systems can pull the “easy” route and doing it on
limited to whatever wireless music from networked computers price alone. An obvious path
strength the Base itself can and NAS. The 3Raumfeld system would’ve been throwing in video
muster. In contrast, each Sonos – which includes one each of the and photo streaming, though
component acts as a node in one Controller, Connector and Base, whether WiFi-g could handle Full
large mesh, extending the range in and two sets of Speaker S – is HD content is a good question.
P2P fashion. If you want to £1,381 (saving £244 from if you What we can’t knock is the
extend your Raumfeld system’s bought them separately); a simplicity and audio quality of the
wireless range, the company 2Raumfeld system, with just one current Raumfeld system,
suggests you use a WiFi repeater. set of speakers, is £1,149. particularly the Speaker M’s, and
How, then, do the two systems
compare in cost? We’re working
Making comparisons on price is
tricky, given the two systems
when fed with high-quality files it
adds up to multi-room audio that Xbox Live Fall 2010 Dashboard
from UK pricing for both stores,
here, since Raumfeld doesn’t
aren’t like-for-like comparable.
You could also argue that there
shines. Sonos may be the knee-
jerk option in distributed music, Update preview: ESPN, Netflix
currently have US pricing. The are far cheaper ways to enable but Raumfeld definitely deserves
Raumfeld Controller is £349 streaming audio; the Orb MP-1, consideration. search, Kinect, and more!
while the Sonos Controller 200 is for instance, is a $69 WiFi b/g/n Relevant Entries on SlashGear Ross Miller (Engadget) Fall Update, follow us after the
£279; both the Raumfeld audio dongle that works with the • Raumfeld Multi Room Sonos- break for our full impressions!
Submitted at 9/29/2010 12:00:00 PM
Connector and the Sonos company’s free software and rival packs Napster support P.S. - Looking for more? Our
ZonePlayer 90 are also £279. does, at its core, what the • ADA Suite 8200 8-zone multi Shortly before Kinect hits store BFFs at Joystiq have compiled a
Raumfeld’s speakers – which Raumfeld Connector and Sonos channel distributed amp s h e l v e s o n N o v e m b e r 4 t h , series of exhaustive videos
integrated wireless and amps – are ZonePlayer 90 do. It’s likely to • THIEL Audio Intros zöet, Microsoft plans on rolling out the chronicling the Fall Update.
£349 for the Speaker S and £699 require more technical premium quality distributed audio Fall Update to Xbox Live -- even Check it out!
for the Speaker M. The obvious knowledge, however, and the and home theater system with IP- sooner for those who signed up Gallery: Xbox Live Fall 2010
Sonos comparison is the straightforward setup Raumfeld addressable speakers for the preview program. That Dashboard Update preview
ZonePlayer S5, which is £349 but offers is a real boon. • Aperion Audio shows off Home shouldn't come as much of a Continue reading Xbox Live Fall
combines both channels into a In the end, Raumfeld’s system Audio Link surprise, really: even without the 2010 Dashboard Update preview:
single unit; you can pair two shows real promise. Although it’s • Envive ships TheaterStation numerous leaks, the fall update is ESPN, Netflix search, Kinect, and
wirelessly, but obviously that just as easy as Sonos to set up, Multi-Zone digital media a longstanding tradition for the more!
costs £698. Alternatively, you there’s a sense that it’s also got management system almost five-year-old console, and Xbox Live Fall 2010 Dashboard
can pick up an amplified more geek flexibility: the USB the company devoted a large Update preview: ESPN, Netflix
ZonePlayer 120 for £399 and add ports on the Base, for instance, chunk of its E3 2010 presentation s e a r c h , K i n e c t , a n d m o r e !
your own speakers. and the UPnP support. Whether to talk about the biggest additions. originally appeared on Engadget
There’s no real Sonos equivalent Raumfeld develop that potential is That includes Netflix search on Wed, 29 Sep 2010 12:00:00
to the Raumfeld Base (£299); the what remains to be seen – they (finally!), Zune music, and an EDT. Please see our terms for use
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Coming soon: Hardware-accelerated


Firefox on Mac
(CNET News.com) testing then reconvene later this screen. It can also speed image,
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:46:44 AM week to decide how to proceed. video, text, and vector graphics
Firefox's Windows version resizing. It can be used to
Firefox for Mac OS X hadn't includes some hardware assemble--or "composite"--
been Mozilla's top priority in the acceleration using Microsoft's elements of a Web page into a
feverish race to give a hardware Direct3D 9 graphics interface, whole. And with the world of 3D
boost to the task of drawing Web with Direct3D 10 support on the Web graphics enabled by
pages on a screen, but it looks as way. The Mac version uses a WebGL, graphics acceleration is
if the technology will arrive in competing interface, OpenGL, essential.
time for Firefox 4. that's not as well-supported on Unfortunately, though, it's not a
Windows not only is more widely
used than Mac OS X but also is
Windows.
There are different ways to
panacea. Mozilla programmers
are concerned that their testing
For Better Or Worse,
where Microsoft has been touting
its hardware-accelerated IE9
work. So it wasn't a great surprise
enable hardware acceleration;
Firefox also is working on using
another Windows interface called
shows many pages load more
slowly: On the organization's Tp4
test, which loads 100 top Web
Gmail Makes Threaded
that Mozilla's first work for
hardware acceleration arrived
Direct2D that among other things
can improve font display through
pages 10 times each, turning on
OpenGL layers in Firefox for the Emails Optional
there. But yesterday, the hardware acceleration. The two Mac slowed performance 10 Leena Rao (TechCrunch) unthreaded email can be
organization decided to try to approaches show up at different percent. That's down to 6 percent
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:58:05 AM accomplished with searches in
squeeze in some Mac acceleration stages of producing a Web page; now, but that's still worrisome for Gmail.
just before a critical Firefox 4 Direct2D comes later in the a feature designed to improve Threaded emails in Gmail is a Google says that the feature will
deadline. process. performance. controversial subject. Some say make the transition easier for
The next Firefox beta, the Why use hardware acceleration? This entry passed through the that the automation of drawing former users of ‘legacy solutions’
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emails together within Gmail (i.e. Microsoft Outlook, Lotus),
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saves them the time of figuring who aren’t used to the threaded
feature-freeze stage is essential to benefit for some currently quite on someone else's site, please read
out which emails are connected. conversation view. Now business
give enough debugging time to slow pages," according to our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/O t h e r s f i n d t h e f e a t u r e Google Apps customers will have
meet the planned 2010 release of Mozilla's Tuesday planning content-only/faq.php complicated. What it comes down an “enable pre-release features” in
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It's not certain the acceleration various mathematically intense Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- Gmail clusters conversations conversations off.
for the Mac will make it. Mozilla operations, such as converting Reporting of Falluja's Cancer together, or you hate it. Today, While Google consistently
programmers decided to build it video from its encoded color Catastrophe. Gmail is giving people the option provides us with small, useful
into the developer versions of description to the red-green-blue to turn on threaded conversations features in Gmail, this is probably
Firefox released nightly for more values needed to display on or mute the feature completely. going to be one that many users
Within setting, you’ll be able to might actually make an effort to
What to Eat After a Workout toggle off conversation view to use. CrunchBase Information
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Startup Weekend Set for Rapid Growth


with Kauffman Foundation Grant
Chris Cameron including an inspiring
(ReadWriteWeb) collaboration in Tel Aviv between
Submitted at 9/29/2010 12:00:00 PM Palestinian and Israeli
entrepreneurs. TweetBeat Wants To Kill
Startup Weekend, an "This partnership will allow us to
organization dedicated to the
worldwide education and
harness the potential of our dream
and passion that has become
Hashtags On Twitter By
weekend, the groups work to
proliferation of entrepreneurship,
has made a name for itself over
the last few years with its unique
bring their idea to life, wrapping
up with a pitch contest at the end
Startup Weekend," said Startup
Weekend director Marc Nager.
"We hope to become one of their
Making Them Obsolete
MG Siegler (TechCrunch) over 11,000 people — but only a
weekend-long events. Over of night on Sunday. most well-known and high-impact
This has largely been the extent Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:24:12 AM small percentage have used the
17,000 participants have attended partnerships in the early stage “#tcdisrupt” tag. TweetBeat found
one of the organization's 120+ of the Startup Weekend startup ecosystem."
experience, but with the Back in June we previewed a the tweets anyway.
global events, from which over Grants such as these, especially new product by social media TweetBeat scans over 90 million
560 new startups have launched. Kauffman grant, the organization from organizations like the
can begin to expand on what it search engine Kosmix called tweets a day to find the most
Thanks to a grant announced Kauffman Foundation - the TweetBeat. Essentially, it’s a way interesting topics, but only shows
today from the Kauffman offers to attendees. "Additional world's largest foundation devoted
resources will allow Startup to follow news being discussed on you the best tweets about those
Foundation, Startup Weekend to to entrepreneurship - are nothing Twitter in realtime. Today during topics. They do this by identifying
continue to grow and better Weekend to develop relationships but good news for entrepreneurs.
and programs designed to increase o u r T e c h C r u n c h D i s r u p t the influencers for any given
educate entrepreneurs in more With more Startup Weekend conference in San Francisco, topic. And again, they scan the
cities around the globe. the resources and support events, the opportunity for more
available to entrepreneurs both Kosmix is officially releasing the tweets themselves for semantic
Sponsor brilliant young minds to be product. data. They also look at signals
For those unfamiliar with the before and after weekend events," exposed to entrepreneurship first-
the Kauffman foundation said Kosmix calls TweetBeat “the end such as how often a tweet was
Startup Weekend model, the 54- hand grows right along with it. of hashtags”. Because they scan retweeted or replied to.
hour event takes place, as its Wednesday. Stop by the Startup Weekend
The grant money will also make all tweets being sent out for all With TweetBeat you can ”follow
name would suggest, over the website to see a list of upcoming kinds of semantic data, you no l i v e i n r e a l t i m e t h e m o s t
course of a weekend. On a Friday it possible for the organization to events - there is likely one in a
expand more efficiently to cities longer have to explicitly tag interesting things are saying about
night, attendees meet up for the city near you soon. things with hashtag, is their any realtime event,” the company
first time and pitch their ideas for across the globe. Startup Photo by Flickr user mastermaq.
Weekend has already hosted stance. For example, over the past says.
startups, eventually breaking into Discuss few days there have been almost
groups. For the remainder of the events in over 25 countries,
64,000 tweets about Disrupt from

Did You Feel It Crowdsources Earthquake


Monitoring [Earthquake]
Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker) monitoring project from the participate in monitoring seismic
Submitted at 9/29/2010 8:30:00 AM United States Geological Survey activity. More »
that not only gives you zipcode-
Did You Feel It is an earthquake by-zipcode data on earthquake reporting but encourages you to
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Rollyo: A Fast Way to Make a


Searchable Aggregator
Ben Barden (ReadWriteWeb) if you'd like to give it a try. More
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:30:00 AM Cool Tools
In the Tools section, there are a
Rollyo is a simple way to "roll few more things you can do.
your own search engine". You can p o s t s a n d s h a r e t h e m Adding a searchbox to your site is
get started by choosing a few pre- automatically. However, it's not a fairly standard feature. A nice
Sanyo announces 2500mAh XX
defined categories - these contain much good if you aren't online inclusion is the option to add your
a list of URLs that you can add to. when a new post goes up. searchroll to Firefox as a search
eneloop batteries, suitable only
It gets a bit more interesting This is where Rollyo comes in. I provider. Unfortunately, I use
though if you add your own URLs can set up a custom search engine Chrome. Oh well! A Little
for devices aged 18 and over
though. From the homepage, click for all of my blogs, which means Feedback... Tim Stevens (Engadget) logo that serves as "a further
"Create Searchroll" and you can you can search the content across Rollyo says it's powered by Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:34:00 AM testament to Sanyo's design
build a custom search engine. each site very easily. Yahoo Search. However, Yahoo strength." These up-rated and
Sponsor As I said... I have a lot of blogs. is powered by Bing. So is Rollyo Rechargeable batteries keep a lot macho-designed batteries start
Hold On, Let's Do This Properly Let's See How it Works powered by Bing also? of toxic goop out of the world's shipping in Europe in December
If you actually want to create a If you now go back to the Rollyo Rollyo does seem to return good landfills, but ones that drain and, while no price has yet been
searchroll, it's probably a good homepage, you should see your results, and handles three letter themselves whilst just sitting there assigned, given the number of
idea to register. You can try it out new search engine in the list of searches well (a problem with in the drawer aren't exactly t i m e s S a n y o m e n t i o n s
without registering, but it's easier available options. some home-grown search perfect themselves. Sanyo licked "professional" in its press release
to find your searchroll in future if I've decided to search for e n g i n e s ) . that problem with its eneloop (six) they probably won't be
you have an account. "blogging". I talk about blogging Rollyo only allows 25 links per cells, thanks to their low self- cheap.
Incidentally, Rollyo should a lot, so that'll undoubtedly bring searchroll. It would be nice to see discharge rates, and now the Sanyo announces 2500mAh XX
implement social logins so you up a few posts. more. company is doing even better: eneloop batteries, suitable only
don't have to create a unique Sure enough, it does. Not bad. It would be good if you could boosting capacity. Sanyo will for devices aged 18 and over
account for the site. Anyway... Sharing Your Link bookmark a search as an RSS soon ship the eneloop XX battery originally appeared on Engadget
Expose All Your Sites There's a link on the right-hand feed, and pull it into Yahoo Pipes. in AA size, a 2500mAh cell that on Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:34:00
I have a lot of blogs. FriendFeed side of the results page - "Link to Now that would be cool. Discuss offers 25 percent more oomph EDT. Please see our terms for use
is a great way to aggregate the Searchroll". Here's my Searchroll, than its predecessors. Even more of feeds. Permalink| Sanyo| Email
important? The black and silver this| Comments

Inspired Impressions: Interior Paintings by Jeremiah Goodman


Habitually Chic (Habitually Design(170 East 70th Street, New room of Carlos de Beistegui. The watch Jeremiah sign them when I
Chic®) York, NY 10021) will be exhibition not only includes a visited his apartment recently.
Submitted at 9/28/2010 12:41:37 PM exhibiting 38 original painting catalog of color plates but limited Meeting him was a magical
and Interior Design magazine edition Giclée prints signed by experience and I can't wait to
There are so many wonderful covers from October 19th to Jeremiah Goodman through Dean share his beautiful work and life
events on the calendar this fall but D e c e m b e r 2 0 t h f r o m t h e Rhys Morgan. They are printed space with you in my next post!
the one I am most excited about is illustrious illustrator. Some of the on heavy watercolor paper and
Inspired Impressions: Interior painting on view will include the look just as good as the originals.
Paintings by Jeremiah Goodman. living room of Bill Blass, the Garbo, the living room of Sir John I can tell you this because I was
The New York School of Interior sitting room and library of Greta Gielgud, and the living and dining able to not only see them but
34 Technology/ Culture/ E-reader News Edition

A quick roundup of iOS text editors with Dropbox


support
Steven Sande (The Unofficial As soon as your Dropbox
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) credentials have been verified,
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:00:00 AM more settings become available.
Most of those are related to when
This morning we received word
from Jesse Grosjean at Hog Bay
synchronization takes place.
According to a note from Modern Design:
Software that his new app,
PlainText(free, in-app purchase to
Grosjean, there can be an issue
when files are not saved on a It's Pouring
remove ads), is now available on
the App Store. It's one of several
computer using UTF-8 encoding.
If a file is opened with PlainText Light! (9 pics)
iOS text editors that feature and appears blank, the computer Eugene (Featured Blog Posts -
support for Dropbox, so we didn't save the file with the proper My Modern Metropolis)
thought a quick roundup of these encoding. What's interesting is Submitted at 9/28/2010 8:00:00 PM
apps was in order. If you're that I had this issue with another
thinking about joining me for text editor app, and the developer Designed by South Korean
NaNoWriMo 2010 starting on of that app didn't seem to know Yeongwoo Kim, the "Pouring
November 1st, it's a good idea to what the problem was. Lamp" is a fun lighting concept
think about what device(s) you'll TUAW A quick roundup of iOS perfect for those who love optical
be writing on and getting your Hog Bay Software is the same settings button to change Dropbox text editors with Dropbox support illusions. The lamp freezes "tea"
writing software ready to roll as company that publishes the settings, turn on TextExpander originally appeared on The as it spills in mid-air. Simply give
soon as you can. Text editors wonderful WriteRoom application support, or lock the screen Unofficial Apple Weblog the tea bag a tug to turn it on.
make excellent writing tools, for Mac and iPhone, which we've orientation. Since I wanted to test (TUAW) on Wed, 29 Sep 2010 via yanko design
since they're bare bones and don't covered many times here on several of these text editors with 09:00:00 EST. Please see our
get in the way of putting words TUAW. Dropbox but did not want to have terms for use of feeds.
onto "paper." Once PlainText is installed on a ton of new folders created in my Read| Permalink| Email this|
First, let's take a look at your iPad (it also works on iPhone Dropbox, I loved the fact that I Comments
PlainText(see screenshot above). and iPod touch), you can tap the could link to an existing folder.

China Unicom sells 100,000 iPhone 4s in four days


Dave Caolo (The Unofficial orders were taken. Today, all consulting group iResearch, figures are not yet available.
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) online reservations have come to commented on the iPhone's TUAW China Unicom sells
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:00:00 AM a halt. Customers must be popularity."The level of 100,000 iPhone 4s in four days
physically at a retail store to buy smartphone usage is hitting a new originally appeared on The
After 4 days of availability, one. For now, the iPhone 4 is level in China," he said. "A lot of Unofficial Apple Weblog
China Unicom(CU) has sold outselling the iPhone 3GS many users no longer want to use these (TUAW) on Wed, 29 Sep 2010
100,000 iPhone 4s in China ( here times over. older phones with few features 10:00:00 EST. Please see our
are some photos from launch Phones bought through China and instead want to buy the latest terms for use of feeds.
d a y ) . P r e - o r d e r s b e g a n o n Unicom require a two year service models like the iPhone." Read| Permalink| Email this|
September 16th, and CU reported contract; however, the phone is Apple stores. The iPad was also met with Comments
earlier this week that 200,000 also available contract-free at Liu Liang, an analyst with enthusiasm in China, though sales
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Apple's Q4 earnings call


Skype & Facebook: Just Another will take place Oct. 18
Steven Sande (The Unofficial earnings call for Apple Inc. As
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) usual, TUAW will be providing a
Social Layer With Endless Potential Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM liveblog of the event, complete
with commentary by our staff of
Mike Melanson That is, the deep integration "will cell phones directly from their Can Apple continue the string of bloggers. The event usually starts
(ReadWriteWeb) include allowing users to SMS profile page? Call businesses unprecedented financial success? about 5 PM ET, and we'll be sure
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:09:00 AM and call Facebook friends from when a friend checks-in there? Will the 4th quarter of 2010 to give you a heads-up as the day
Skype" and "video chat using The possilibities are endless. (ending tomorrow, September approaches.
F a c e b o o k a n d S k y p e a r e Facebook in Skype", but there is For now, the integration would 30th) be even more successful [via The Mac Observer]
reportedly ready to announce a no mention of video chat in your mean that your Skype contacts than the 3rd quarter, now that the TUAW Apple's Q4 earnings call
"deep integration partnership" that browser on Facebook - something would come to include all of your iPad has had time to dominate the will take place Oct. 18 originally
would bring Facebook closer in Skype should be technologically Facebook contacts, which is market for three more months and appeared on The Unofficial Apple
line with Google in terms of capable of offering. certainly nothing to sneeze at the iPhone 4 has overcome the Weblog (TUAW) on Wed, 29 Sep
communication capabilities. If Skype is still going to exist given Facebook's prominence as negative "grip of death" publicity? 2010 11:00:00 EST. Please see
According to Kara Swisher, who solely within Skype, and not as an the hub of our social identity We'll all find out on October our terms for use of feeds.
broke the story this morning, the embedded tool on the Facebook online. If there's one thing that 18th, when Tim Cook, Steve Jobs, Read| Permalink| Email this|
deal would be "a significant and website, than we wonder if Facebook integration on our smart and a rogue's gallery of tech Comments
wide-ranging partnership that will Facebook may include a deeper phones has taught us though, it's analysts bring us the 4th quarter
include integration of SMS, voice integration directly on its site by to check your friends' phone
chat and Facebook Connect" way of links that launch the numbers before dialing away - Top 5 tricks of identity thieves
Sponsor telephony tool. Rather than there's nothing like calling and nospam@example.com (Dory networks. Yahoo! Finance's
From everything in Swisher's having each running separately asking the emergency operator or Devlin, Shine staff) Farnoosh Torabi highlights some
report, however, it looks more but sharing a social graph, what if your lovely pals at 1-800- (Financiallyfit on Shine) of the most common ways
like yet another integration of users could click on each other in MATTRESS if they want to get Submitted at 9/29/2010 4:03:55 AM identity thieves can steal the
Facebook into another product Facebook to send out invites to a together for a movie. Discuss Think twice before you throw information they need to do
and not the other way around. group video chat? Or call friends' toss mail into the garbage give major…
away too much personal
information on your social
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Tim Cook rumors affect Apple, HP DIY Laptop Repairs and


stock Upgrades: Fixing a Screen
Dave Caolo (The Unofficial
Apple Weblog (TUAW))
be false.
You'll remember that Cook took or Going Headless [Video]
Submitted at 9/29/2010 12:00:00 PM over as interim CEO during Steve Kevin Purdy (Lifehacker)
Jobs's medical leave of absence in
Submitted at 9/29/2010 8:00:00 AM
Late yesterday morning, a rumor early 2009. The company
hit the the Internet suggesting that successfully released several new Is there life for laptops after a
Apple's COO Tim Cook was products with Cook at the top, and screen goes dead? Absolutely.
going to leave the company to many believe that he's in the You can replace a laptop screen
become HP's CEO. As a result, running to eventually take over for much less than official service desktop computer with a cheap
Apple's stock took a dip while for Jobs. or a full replacement, or turn your monitor. More »
HP's showed a sudden spike. [Via The Mac Observer] laptop into a very space-efficient
In morning trading, Apple's stock TUAW Tim Cook rumors affect
fell nearly US$17 (or 5%), while Apple, HP stock originally
HP's rose by more than $0.40 appeared on The Unofficial Apple
(over 1%). Clearly, investors like Weblog (TUAW) on Wed, 29 Sep
Tim Cook, and saw his rumored saying that he "... loves Apple" 2010 12:00:00 EST. Please see
departure as detrimental to Apple and is not going to HP. In January our terms for use of feeds.
and a win for HP. Fortunately for of this year, there was a rumor Read| Permalink| Email this|
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Cook quickly denied the rumor, of GM, which also turned out to

Minneapolis Fed President Kocherlakota Just Took A Hatchet To


His U.S. Growth Forecast
Calculated Risk (Money Game) distinctly lower than our August level during the rest of this year. This still seems too optimistic, the Fed to impact them.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:43:57 AM estimates. I now expect GDP However, our Minneapolis but he is moving in the right Kocherlakota is currently an
growth to be around 2.4 percent in forecasting model predicts that it direction. alternate member of the FOMC
Minneapolis Federal Reserve the second half of 2010 and will rise back into the more And on the coming QE2: and will be a voting member next
President Narayana Kocherlakota around 2.5 percent in 2011. desirable 1.5-2 percent range in My own guess is that further uses year. It is interesting that certain
spoke in London today. He has ... 2011. of QE would have a more muted Fed presidents are now revising
been one of more optimistic Fed From the fourth quarter of 2009 ... effect on Treasury term premia. down their overly optimistic
presidents, and he revised down through the second quarter of To summarize: GDP is growing, Financial markets are functioning forecasts - all but guaranteeing
his forecast today ... 2010, the change in the PCE price but more slowly than I expected much better in late 2010 than they QE2 (even if he thinks it will have
From Kocherlakota: Economic level was just over 0.5 percent, or than we would like. Inflation is were in early 2009. As a result, little impact).
Outlook and the Current Tools of which works out to an annual rate a little low, but only temporarily. the relevant spreads are lower, Join the conversation about this
Monetary Policy of just over 1 percent. ... I expect The behavior of unemployment is and I suspect that it will be story »
Our September estimates are inflation to remain at about this deeply troubling. somewhat more challenging for
E-reader News Edition Policy/ 37

First, Do No Harm--But Please Do Something


(AEI.Org: Articles) precipitated by financial crisis, back more broadly on science and Obama administration, and money costs and reduce disruptions for
Submitted at 9/28/2010 6:00:00 PM has other drivers behind the engineering education. was provided to move in that motorists.
persistently high unemployment We also want to avoid doing direction in the stimulus package At the suggestion of Graham
T h e i s s u e o f j o b s , w h i c h and that it can be a cop-out to something equally destructive, and in other venues. But there is Richard, the former mayor of Fort
dominates the concerns of voters, simply say that the problem is such as freezing government an ongoing danger that the Wayne, I would take this idea a
cries out for a variety of responses structural--which implies that employment, an idea that Max funding will be cut and that the step further: more than $1 billion
f r o m C o n g r e s s . I t r e q u i r e s immediate steps such as public Stier, head of the Partnership for spectrum needed to make sure has been allocated in the stimulus
attention both to triage--the short- service jobs are unnecessary or Public Service, filleted in the that the U.S. can be a global plan for sewer modernization
term need to deal with the ultimately wasteful. Washington Post as a formula for technology leader with a around the country, including
d e s p e r a t e p r o b l e m o f t h e But I also believe we do have a eroding public safety. workforce adept at using modern 1,000 new rural sewer and water
unemployed who have little l o n g - t e r m c h a l l e n g e t o Besides avoiding bad ideas, and cutting-edge information systems. Fiber-optic cable should
prospect in the foreseeable future employment that requires thinking Congress needs to tackle some resources will not be provided. also be laid via the sewer
of finding decent jobs--and to the about long-term responses. If we good ones. To deal with the The move to universal access to connections.
longer-term need to make sure are going to maintain quality jobs immediate problem, one is an idea broadband is not just a federal I would love to see "dig once"
that good jobs exist in a tough and in a technology-driven era, we I have touted before that I first responsibility. In many enacted now. But since Congress'
competitive global environment. need to maintain what has helped heard from my American communities around the country, ability to tackle anything these
As for the short term, Paul keep America so strong in the Enterprise Institute economist such as Fort Wayne, Ind., public- days is like the Detroit Lions'
Krugman in his Monday column world economy: our edge in colleague Kevin Hassett. He private partnerships have had a ability to tackle Adrian Peterson, I
took apart the argument made by science research and information suggested adopting a version of huge impact, boosting local know that at best the bill will have
the head of the Minneapolis know-how, combined with the the German job-sharing program economies in many ways. But to to wait for the lame-duck session.
F e d e r a l R e s e r v e B a n k t h a t creativity generated by our market that requires generous subsidies to facilitate those partnerships If Congress wants to get serious
businesses have lots of jobs system. employers to encourage them not requires a massive investment in about the jobs challenge ahead,
a v a i l a b l e b u t c a n ' t f i n d The first goal is to do no harm to to lay off people. Add to the list a laying fiber-optic cable to handle the sooner we pass it, the better.
appropriately trained workers to that long-term need. That means payroll tax holiday and more the heavy load required to be Norman J. Ornstein is a resident
fill them. As Krugman notes, making sure that we do not do public service jobs. cutting edge, and that in turn scholar at AEI.
there is little evidence that there mindless things in the name of Policymakers also should move requires looking for ways to make Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Rob
a r e l a b o r s h o r t a g e s , w i t h faux fiscal discipline, such as as expeditiously as possible to the the investments easier and less Friedman
businesses actively seeking to fill f r e e z i n g a l l d i s c r e t i o n a r y provision of universal high-speed costly. This entry passed through the
positions but unable to do so. spending. A freeze--easy to and wireless broadband. In the One simple and cheap idea has Full-Text RSS service — if this is
Krugman, who writes a column propose, and a way to avoid coming decades, any American been offered by Sen. Amy your content and you're reading it
for the New York Times, points making or articulating tough who does not have that access will Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Rep. on someone else's site, please read
out that job openings have choices--would probably mean be unable to function effectively Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a "dig our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
plummeted in every sector and cutting back on programs that are in society or to compete for good once" bill that would require content-only/faq.php
that surveys of employers do not the backbone of basic research jobs, nearly all of which will every federally supported Five Filters featured article:
find signs that labor quality is a and would have a depressing require adeptness at using transportation project to include Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
big issue. effect on science spending in information technology. underground broadband conduit. Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
W e d o h a v e a l o n g - t e r m NASA, the National Institute of A wired citizenry, combined with Klobuchar has noted that 90 Catastrophe.
challenge to employment that Standards and Technology, the our advantages in research, percent of the current cost of
requires thinking about long-term National Science Foundation, and development and creativity, will broadband installation comes
responses. other agencies that help the U.S. build a base for a prosperous from digging up and repairing
Krugman is right that today's retain its primacy in science and economy in the future. Universal roads; "dig once" would both
e c o n o m y , w i t h a d o w n t u r n technology, not to mention cutting broadband is a key goal of the eliminate those added excavation
38 Policy/ TV/ E-reader News Edition

Dems Retreat to Coasts as GOP Rules Vast Interior


(AEI.Org: Articles) every other state with a governor Taken together, all these maps of the vote in 2008, chiding
Submitted at 9/28/2010 6:00:00 PM contest this year. show a Democratic Party students for their apparent apathy.
The map of governors' races is shrinking back to its bicoastal Sen. Russ Feingold, who lives in
Here's an exercise for some not much different. Democrats base and a Republican Party Middleton, four miles away, was
evening when you're curious lead in New York, all the New expanding to take in most of the unable to make it--and it's not the
about big nationwide trends in England states except Maine, plus vast expanse of the continent. first Obama event in Wisconsin
this year's elections. Maryland. They lead in Arkansas Now, the geography can be a he's skipped.
Get an outline map showing the where they've got a popular one- little misleading. The Democrats' Republicans should not get too
50 states and take a look at the term incumbent and in Colorado Northeast and Pacific Coast bases giddy. The election has not been Three 'Deadliest
latest poll averages in where the party's nominee has are heavily populated, and the held yet (though early voting has
pollster.com in each race for severe resume flaws and former states where they're leading in begun in a few states) and Obama Catch' Stars
senator and governor. Color in the Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo is Senate races cast 136 electoral may indeed whip up some
percentage (rounded off; no need running as an independent. votes in 2008. But the states enthusiasm in the Democratic Abandon Ship
for tenths) by which either the Democrats lead in Hawaii and where Republicans are leading base. Republican candidates' Jean Bentley (TV Squad)
Republican or Democratic Minnesota, normally Democratic cast 274 electoral votes. flaws may prove fatal in some
Submitted at 9/29/2010 6:00:00 AM
candidate is leading (I use blue for states where Republicans have These 2010 maps are quite a states and districts.
Republicans, red for Democrats) held the governorships for the last contrast with the maps you might Moreover, as the political Filed under: TV News With a
in each state. two years. have drawn just after the 2008 turnaround of the last 22 months major lawsuit pending, it's not
The results are revealing, even Two other big states have close election. has shown, voters stand ready to surprising that three stars of
breathtaking. races: In California Republican Then liberal pundits especially, punish a party that passes bills Discovery Channel's'Deadliest
The map of the Senate races Meg Whitman barely leads but also more neutral they hate or fails to stay true to Catch' have announced they are
shows Republicans leading over septuagenarian Democrat Jerry commentators, were arguing that stands they love. leaving the show. According to
almost all the landmass of Brown, and in Florida the race is the Republican Party had receded But for the moment, anyway, the The Hollywood Reporter, Capts.
America. Democrats are ahead in tied. to its base--most of the South, all vast expanse of America is Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand,
the three West Coast states and But overall Republicans are of the Great Plains and some of hospitable to Republicans while who are both being sued by the
Hawaii (though not by much in doing very well indeed, with the Rocky Mountains. The Democrats seem appreciated only network, and colleague Capt. Sig
California and Washington) and statistically significant leads in Democrats were expanding to the in their coastal and campus Hansen said they will not
by 1 point in Nevada. They're also every other state with a governor New South (Virginia and North redoubts. continue on the series about crab
ahead in four states along the contest this year. Carolina), the old Midwest Michael Barone is a resident fishermen in Alaska.
Atlantic Coast--Maryland, It would be more difficult to (Indiana), the Rocky Mountains fellow at AEI. "We have been through a lot over
Delaware, New York, draw a map showing the party (Colorado, New Mexico, Photo Credit: iStockphoto/Larry the past year and unfortunately
Connecticut--plus Vermont. margins in the 435 House Nevada). Cole given the current situation with
Republicans lead in all the other districts. For one thing, there are Extrapolating from the 2008 This entry passed through the Discovery we are unable to
Senate races, from Philadelphia to no publicly available polls in election results, some Democrats Full-Text RSS service — if this is continue participating in
Phoenix and Boca Raton to Boise. many districts. But if you could foresaw a 40-year period of your content and you're reading it 'Deadliest Catch,'" the three men
True, their candidate leads by draw such a map, I think you'd see Democratic dominance. It turned on someone else's site, please read said in a statement. "It has been a
only 1 point in Barack Obama's Democrats holding onto districts out to last about 40 weeks, as our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ fantastic ride, and we wish the
home state of Illinois. And they've dominated by their core Republicans passed Democrats in content-only/faq.php best to all of the amazing and
got narrow leads in some constituencies (blacks, Hispanics, polls on the popular vote for the Five Filters featured article: supportive 'Catch' fans we have
mountain states (West Virginia, and the affluent voters Joel House in August 2009. Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- met over the years."
Colorado, Kentucky). Kotkin calls gentry liberals) and Now we see Barack Obama Reporting of Falluja's Cancer Permalink| Email this| Linking
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statistically significant leads in income suburbs. County where he won 73 percent
E-reader News Edition Policy/ Gaming/ 39

Colbert and Ironic Rot


(AEI.Org: Articles) births, and the show's creators But who, exactly, is Colbert Colbert's testimony reduced the
Submitted at 9/28/2010 6:00:00 PM responded by having the fictional parodying here? O'Reilly doesn't topic to a black-and-white issue in
Murphy Brown whine about talk like that. Nor does Sean which people on the other side are
Stephen Colbert's "testimony" personal attacks on her lifestyle. Hannity or any of the usual targets fools or bigots worthy of cheap
before Congress last week was a The real upshot of Colbert's Colbert's supposed to be mockery. I thought the whole
clear sign that ironic rot (if you've shtick is that he's mocking people lampooning. The real upshot of point of Colbert was to stand
3DS Tag Mode functions
got a better term, let me know) is who disagree with him--or with Colbert's shtick is that he's against that sort of thing by called 'SpotPass' and
sinking into the foundation of our t h e l e f t - w i n g b a s e o f t h e mocking people who disagree making fun of it, not by doing it. 'StreetPass' in the West
political system. Democratic party--on the with him--or with the left-wing Are our politics really improved
Irony, or post-irony, or ironic complicated issue of immigration. JC Fletcher (Joystiq)
base of the Democratic party--on by making congressional hearings
p o s t - w h a t e v e r h a s b e e n Things got outright weird with the complicated issue of even more of a joke? Were they Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM

metastasizing through the culture the creation of The Daily Show, a immigration. truthiness-deficient?
for decades. The most famous fake news program hosted by Jon This was made abundantly clear On October 30, Colbert's "March We know them by the catchy
example was Seinfeld, a hilarious Stewart since 1999 that often by the sober testimony of Carol to Keep Fear Alive" will join names "Itsu no Ma Tsuushin" and
show that was famously "about provides some of the best (and Swain, a Vanderbilt University Stewart's "Rally to Restore "Surechigai Tsuushin," but an
nothing" and much derided by occasionally the worst) criticism professor of law and political Sanity" on the National Mall. English-language hardware
earnest writers on the left and of American politics and is science, who argued quite They will rationalize the stunts as outline for the 3DS (PDF)
right for its detached mockery of revered on the left as somehow effectively that a steady flow of send-ups and putdowns of all that provides the English names for
any deeply held principle or newsier than news. For what it's cheap migrant labor depresses is wrong with our politics. But by these Tag Mode services, both of
conviction. worth, a senior Republican wages for poor blacks and other slowly degenerating from satire which allow the 3DS to
But it hardly began with Seinfeld. congressman told me that a Daily American workers while keeping into plain old mockery, these guys communicate wirelessly without
David Letterman launched a talk Show piece on the GOP "Pledge working conditions grim. are slowly becoming too-clever- the user's involvement.
show that made fun of talk shows. to America" was the only one that Though Colbert would obviously by-half versions of the very The ability for the 3DS to seek wi
Before that, Saturday Night Live drew blood. deny it, his testimony amounted to people they claim to deplore. -fi signals while sleeping, and
crafted brilliant fake commercials The Daily Show begat The calling Swain--an African- Jonah Goldberg is a visiting automatically download content,
and newscasts (which, sadly, are Colbert Report, in which Colbert American woman of very humble fellow at AEI. is known as "SpotPass," while the
the only reliably funny parts of plays a jingoistic, know-it-all background--an ignorant bigot, Photo Credit:iStockphoto/ passive communication between
the show these days). borderline bigot whose standard because her analysis runs counter dra_schwartz DS systems (used, for example, to
In the 1990s, Washington fell in for veracity can be summarized to the liberal party line. This entry passed through the trade Miis in the new Mii Plaza)
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films, politicians, reporters, and what many liberals claim Bill testified before Congress. "I on someone else's site, please read simultaneously," the document
pundits played themselves. There O'Reilly is. That's the joke. Get it? would like to point out," Rep. our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/ notes.
was also an influential--and It was this Stephen Colbert who Judy Chu (D., Calif.) said during content-only/faq.php 3DS Tag Mode functions called
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Murphy Brown that jumped back House judiciary subcommittee on Republicans have had witnesses Beyond Hiroshima - The Non- West originally appeared on
and forth from make-believe to immigration and labor. It was an such as Loretta Swit, who played Reporting of Falluja's Cancer Joystiq on Wed, 29 Sep 2010
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40 Economy/ E-reader News Edition

QE Engine Revs, Car Goes Nowhere


noreply@blogger.com (Michael Guggenheim Capital Markets The above cartoon is actually in
Shedlock) (Mish's Global LLC, a brokerage for institutional reference to Amazing Arrogance,
Economic Trend Analysis) investors. “It’s the combination of Gall, Chutzpa, and Unmitigated
Submitted at 9/28/2010 2:24:00 PM QE and a possible QE2 in Effrontery from Berkshire
The economy is stuck in neutral E n g l a n d . Y o u ’ v e g o t s o m e Hathaway but the same can be
so stepping on the QE gas pedal is sovereign-debt problems, which is said about the policies of
highly unlikely to accomplish also sending a safe-haven bid into Bernanke that destroy the middle
much except increase the noise Treasuries.” Yield Curve Weekly class and those living on fixed
level. Yet, the philosophy at the Close income.
Fed seems to be, if gas doesn't Providing unneeded liquidity Yet, here we go again, with
work, give the engine more gas. may or may not help asset prices another round of QE, another
So the engine continues to rev (please see Sure Thing?! for a round that cannot possibly do
louder and louder, and treasury discussion) but if quantitative anything positive for the real
yields drop, but that does not and easing helped the real economy, at economy, but try we must because
will not put Americans back to some point yields would stop Bernanke does not want to appear
work. falling. have any customers and prices like the powerless charlatan that
5-Year Treasury Yields at All- Clearly the Fed has no clue as to • $30 Billion Offer No One Wants they receive are falling like a he is.
Time Low what to do, but it wants to " do - S m a l l B u s i n e s s e s H i t b y rock. Mike "Mish" Shedlock
Curve Watcher's Anonymous something". The only thing the Deflation This is deflation in action, and it h t t p : / /
notes Treasury Five-Year Yields Fed can think of doing (or is • Ass Backwards: Senate to is crucifying small businesses. globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.
Near Lowest Since 2008 Before willing to do) is have another S h e l v e B u s h T a x C u t s f o r Floods Everywhere com
Auction Treasuries rose, pushing round of quantitative easing, so Individuals; House to Pass Small The response from the Fed is to Click Here To Scroll Thru My
five-year note yields to the lowest the Fed eases whether it makes Business Tax Cuts provide more liquidity. Hell, Recent Post List Mike
level in almost two years before any sense or not. • Response to Nouriel Roubini on water is everywhere already. The "Mish" Shedlock is a registered
today’s auction, as a drop in The amazing thing here is talk of "America Needs a Payroll Tax action in corporate bonds alone investment advisor representative
consumer confidence spurred bets " Sure Things" regarding equities, Cut" proves it. Some think that f o r S i t k a P a c i f i c C a p i t a l
that the Federal Reserve will w i t h t r e a s u r i e s u n i v e r s a l l y liquidity will continue to flow into Management. Sitka Pacific is an
increase debt purchases. despised. Here are a few charts from NFIB equities. asset management firm whose
Bonds also advanced as an Of course it is no " Sure Thing" Small Business Trends for However, with junk bonds goal is strong performance and
official said the Bank of England for treasury yields to drop either, September. already at parity, it seems to me low volatility, regardless of
should step up quantitative easing but arguably it is more likely Prices Received that gold and treasuries are a market direction. Visit http://
and Standard & Poor’s said the given the economic engine is Actual Price Changes better bet. www.sitkapacific.com/
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could exceed $47 billion increased borrowing power or problem is lack of customers. those living on fixed income, now m a n a g e m e n t a n d c a p i t a l
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Thomas L. di Galoma, head of have discussed this point at length want loans because they don't Income
U.S. rates trading in New York at in
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Why the Statistical "Recovery" Feels Bad


noreply@blogger.com (Michael the recovery. In regards to the
Shedlock) (Mish's Global latter, the QE Engine Revs, but
Economic Trend Analysis) the Car Goes Nowhere.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 4:26:00 AM Just as happened in Japan, all we
Inquiring minds might be have to show for our stimulus is
interested in charts of GDP minus bigger and bigger deficits with a
the effect of increased corresponding increase in the Video tour: Xbox
government spending. The charts
are from reader Tim Wallace who
percentage of revenues needed to
finance that debt.
360 Fall 2010
writes ...
Dear Mish -
All this talk of a "recovery" is
nonsensical. Careful analysis
Dashboard update
Take a look at the following shows the alleged recovery is David Hinkle (Joystiq)
spreadsheets of GDP from 2001 nothing more than an illusion Submitted at 9/29/2010 12:00:00 PM

to 2010, in chained 2005 dollars caused by unsustainable deficit


to account for [price] inflation. spending. Meanwhile, the real Join us in our video preview of
U.S. GDP and Net GDP economy is mired at the 2004 the upcoming Xbox 360
(subtracting government level. Simply put, the recovery Dashboard update. While
Private Sector GDP Over; Bad News: It Doesn't Feel Microsoft keeps the Kinect
spending) click on chart for sharper image Like It. "feels bad" because there is no
click on chart for sharper image recovery in the first place, only a component under wraps, we've
Private sector GDP continues to So far, we do not even have an got plenty to show you: there's the
The above chart clearly shrink as the above chart and admission by the President, by statistical illusion of one.
demonstrates that there really is Mike "Mish" Shedlock promised ESPN content, updated
following table shows. Congress, or by most economists Netflix functionality ( now
no recovery, just increased federal Year Private GDP% 2001 81.9% as to what the problems are. h t t p : / /
spending and debt. globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot. featuring "search") and, of course,
2002 81.0% 2003 80.4% 2004 Instead everyone wants to the new Dashboard UI. Oh, and
Here are the GDP numbers 80.5% 2005 80.3% 2006 80.1% "stimulate" something, typically com
chained to 2005 dollars Click Here To Scroll Thru My Avatars are looking a bit different
2007 80.5% 2008 79.4% 2009 by throwing money at problems. and sporting some new features.
(Millions): 74.9% 2010 73.7% This is why the problems are Recent Post List Mike
Year GDP Gov't Spending Net "Mish" Shedlock is a registered Hit a link below to jump to the
Moreover, over 40% of unlikely to be fixed, and this is corresponding video or watch
GDP 2001 11,371.3 2,056.4 government spending is deficit why we are likely to remain in a investment advisor representative
9,314.9 2002 11,538.8 2,188.6 for SitkaPacific Capital them all after the break.
spending. That increase in deficit stagnant economy that produces Dashboard and Family Settings|
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rebound in GDP. Clearly that decade. Continue reading Video tour:
9,836.1 2005 12,587.5 2,486.0 deficit spending is unsustainable. While the recession is over, it goal is strong performance and
10,101.5 2006 12,962.5 2,578.5 low volatility, regardless of Xbox 360 Fall 2010 Dashboard
How much of that increased certainly does not feel like it. update
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9,599.2 2010 13,191.5 3,470.0 learn more about wealth appeared on Joystiq on Wed, 29
pondering that, remember that all recession are exceptionally high. Sep 2010 12:00:00 EST. Please
9,721.5 government spending adds to Keynesian and Monetarist management and capital
Note that the chained GDP preservation strategies of Sitka see our terms for use of feeds.
GDP whether or not anything is Stimulus Both Failures Permalink| Email this| Comments
number less the federal spending actually produced. Neither Keynesian stimulus Pacific.
nets out to a number less than the The "Feels Bad" Recovery (deficit spending) nor monetary
GDP of 2004. So basically, our These charts help explain Good stimulus (Quantitative Easing)
economy is back where it was News: The Great Recession is have done anything to speed up
seven years ago.
42 Economy/ Finance/ E-reader News Edition

China Is Now Making Silent Power Grabs All Over


The World
Vincent Fernando, CFA (Money themselves off fossil fuels and
Game) prevent climate change. China, by
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:52:25 AM contrast, builds a new coal-fired
plant every 10 days or so. While
Recent rhetoric exchanged thus producing ever more
between China and the U.S. is a greenhouse gases in the East,
huge mistake -- for China -- China makes clever use of those
writes Anne Applebaum in the government subsidies in the West:
Washington Post. Three Chinese companies now
That's because China has done so rank among the top 10 producers
well using silent power, making of wind turbines in the world.
multiple silent 'power grabs' In addition she highlights China's
across the world over the last few dominance of the global rare The Super-Saver's Guide
years to which the U.S. has earths market, which, as we said
appeared completely oblivious. earlier this morning, means that to Grocery Shopping at
This isn't meant to cheer the U.S., the U.S. would lose any true trade Dollar Stores
but rather to provide a warning. war with China. nospam@example.com
For example, China is This success with silent power is (RachaelRaymag.com)
consolidating itself in Afghanistan why it's such a mistake for China (Financiallyfit on Shine)
where U.S. soldiers fight and to be so vocal right now on the
American troops don't protect the of Afghanistan. Submitted at 9/28/2010 9:44:44 PM
make enemies every time an error
miners directly, Afghan troops, Something similar is happening world stage. They do best when In the last two years, the number
causes a civilian casualty, while
trained and armed by Americans, in Iraq, via a similar strategy of quiet and ignored: of shoppers who buy groceries at
Chinese businessmen take
do. And though the mine is still winning power while avoiding "We still haven't realized that the dollar stores has shot up 500
advantage of their protection to
in its early phases, the Chinese conflict, rather than winning scariest thing about China is not percent—but not everything in the
build companies and make friends
businessmen and engineers -- power through conflict, as the the size of its navy or the store is a steal. Put these five
every time they provide a job. arrogance of its diplomats. The savvy habits into practice to keep
wearing civilian clothes, offering U.S. seems to be fond of.
Washington Post:
jobs -- are already more popular It's not just about wars either. scariest thing is the power China the savings coming.
The fruits of this success are
with the locals than the U.S. China has also taken Western has already accumulated without
everywhere. Look at Afghanistan,
troops, who carry guns and talk nations for a ride when it comes ever deploying its military or its
for example, where American
security. The Chinese paid a high to clean energy initiatives, says diplomats at all," says Ms.
troops have been fighting for Applebaum.
price for their copper mining Ms. Applebaum:
nearly a decade, where billions of
rights and took a huge risk. But if Along with Western Europeans, (Tip via@niubi, join his twitter
dollars of American aid money
it pays off, our war against the Americans are pouring vast for the best on China)
has been spent -- and where a
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the way for Chinese domination p o w e r , h o p i n g t o w e a n
largest copper deposits. Though
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Governor Christie to Test Teachers in Top 10 Must-have Home


Reading and Math Accessories
noreply@blogger.com (Michael and put quality teaching ahead of single step. Changing seniority (HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) beautiful house, no matter how
Shedlock) (Mish's Global lack-luster performance. He will: and tenure rules is a welcome step Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:00:56 AM well it's designed, is simply that: a
Economic Trend Analysis) in the right direction. house. To make this house into a
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That is the logic behind Governor performance hardball. We need Christie in the how the furniture is arranged in and everything in between, home
Chris Christie's reform package • Give tenure based on classroom Whitehouse, not a state capitol. each room. No matter what your accessories are what give your
that will require teachers in performance Mike "Mish" Shedlock tastes are, you can use different home personality and character.
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The governor wants to turn the speaking, it is extremely difficult would like to emulate. Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
old seniority system inside out to get to where we need to go in a Furniture and design can only Catastrophe.
take you so far, though. A

John 3:20-21 (09-29-10)


(Verse of the Day) truth comes into the light, so that Let's live as children of light and myself, my imperfections, failures you and your church. Please help
Submitted at 9/29/2010 2:00:00 AM it may be seen plainly that what seek after the Father who dwells and sins in your presence. Forgive me find my way to usefulness. In
he has done has been done in indescribably glorious light so and cleanse me by the blood of Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
Everyone who does evil hates the through God. we might be the light of the Jesus so that I might be spotless
light, and will not come into the — John 3:20-21(NIV) Thoughts world. My Prayer... Father of and holy and blameless in your
light for fear that his deeds will be on Today's Verse... Truth is seen every heavenly light, I ask you to sight. O Lord, I don't just want to
exposed. But whoever lives by the in what it does and whom it seeks. correct me gently as I place be forgiven; I want to be useful to
44 Economy/ Culture/ E-reader News Edition

Hinde Capital's Ben Davies: Currency Fact or Fiction: Is That


Interventions Mark End Of Dollar Era Legal?
(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
And First Step Toward War Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:00:56 AM

Gus Lubin (Money Game)


Do you follow the straight and
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:15:00 AM narrow, or are you known for
breaking all the rules? However
Hinde Capital CEO Ben Davies you choose to live your life, it still
has compared the spate of pays to know the law. Of course,
currency interventions to a pre- this quickly gets complicated.
World War II moment when 25 Countries have their own laws, as
devaluations in a week set off a do individual states, provinces,
flight toward worldwide inflation. counties and cities. On top of that,
Davies, a prominent gold bull, you have to worry about religious
gave more details in an interview mandates, antiquated regulations your content and you're reading it
at King World News-- hear the and outright lies. Think you know on someone else's site, please read
audio here. what it takes to go through life our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
Davies says the dollar-yuan peg without breaking the weirder rules content-only/faq.php
was the lynchpin of a global on the books? Five Filters featured article:
currency regime that promoted Earn a point for every right Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
cheap credit and asset bubbles. As answer! Save your score at the Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
China pulls the rug out, and fixed exchange rate, independent g o v e r n m e n t s e x p r o p r i a t i n g end of the quiz. Catastrophe.
Western nations nurse a sovereign monetary policy, and capital resources from other governments This entry passed through the
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the world will race to devalue its Davies, like Ambrose Evans- friction, and as Howard Buffett
currency. Pritchard, says the battle will go eloquently put it, it leads to war."
This explains why Japan is b e y o n d f o r e x , l e a d i n g t o And that's why Davies is buying
screwed: " The very act of yuan escalating political tensions. gold. Check out 11 Ways To Cash
revaluation has... maliciously " Every country is embarking on In On Gold >
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and Japan is squealing." (*The Aristotle said, this leads to
Impossible Trinity refers to the o v e r g r a z i n g , e f f e c t i v e l y
inability of countries to have a
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At Home with Jeremiah Goodman


Habitually Chic (Habitually during the Depression. It was Dorothy's husband was the
Chic®) clear from a young age that he composer Richard Rogers and
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:56:32 AM talented artist. His family Jeremiah told me a story of being
encouraged and supported his honored to be attending an event
Jeremiah Goodman always had a artistic gift and sent him to with them. It came up in
mythical air about him to me Lafayette High School where he conversation and Richard pulled
because I had never seen his continued to flourish. He won a him into the entry where one of
photo. That was until about a scholarship to the Franklin School his illustrations hung. He said
month ago when I stumbled upon of Professional Art in New York how impressed he was of his work
some photos of him taken during and moved to the city at the age of because Jeremiah created a
his work for the new Acne store 16. I joked with him that the rest painting of how he thinks about
in London. It was almost as if as they say is history! the room, not how he sees it. I
someone had pulled back the It was really interesting to hear couldn't help but keep thinking
curtain on the almighty Oz. Dean Jeremiah speak about growing up during my visit how honored I
Rhys Morgan read my post and during the Depression. He said was to be sitting and chatting with
dream of meeting Mr. Goodman that it instilled him a great work Jeremiah and had to tell him so.
and made my dream a reality. I ethic and he still gets up every His talent is just so inspiring.
can say for certain that the man morning to draw and paint. He In a career that has introduced
behind the curtain certainly lived also told me that he actually gets him to almost every legendary
up to the myth! upset if a job falls through interior designer in the world, I
apartment was the wonderful from interior designers such as
I was a little surprised to find out because he likes to work. I asked if there was anyone he
patina on all the frames and Dorothy Draper, Eleanor Le
that Jeremiah Goodman lived on mentioned before but I think wanted to meet or paint for today.
objects. They were all found on Maire, William Pallmann,
the 18th floor of a high rise when you have a passion for what He replied Jacques Grange. He
his travels around the world for Michael Greer, and Henri Samuel.
building on the edge of the Upper you do, it keeps it from feeling said he loves his work because it
work. Dean Rhys Morgan He also worked for the legendary
East Side. I took this as a good like work. It was really clear that doesn't look like a decorator came
exhibits Jeremiah's work with architects I.M. Pei; Skidmore,
omen though since my birthday is Jeremiah loves his work and it in and bought everything in one
Dransfield & Ross at the NYIGF Owings, & Merrill; and Philip
on the 18th and once I saw the keeps him young. day. I'm not sure who out there
and it's where I first met him. He Johnson. I'm always amazed at
light, I could tell why he lived in I was able to touch the watercolor reading can make it happen but I
mentioned how nice it is to see all the list of people with whom he
this building. It's perfect for his paper for the prints and the sure hope someone does!
the originals of the objects that are worked and later became friends.
work which is done in a corner of heaviness helps them look His original watercolor of Beach
reproduced and on display at the He created renderings for Babe
the living room. You can see amazingly real. Jeremiah worked Stairway from the France from
gift show and I have to agree. Paley and traveled to Europe with
Jeremiah working in the mirror closely with the printer in London 1949 was just sitting on a book on
After school, Jeremiah was Bonnie Cashin who created
behind the sofa. to achieve this level of quality. the dining table. Although I'm
encouraged by a teacher to Coach. He now also has
This is a rendering of his living While Jeremiah was attending sure there were many priceless
concentrate on renderings. He commissions from the current
room that will be for sale during classes at the Franklin School in pieces in the apartment, nothing
went to work for decorator Joseph designer of Coach, Reed Krakoff.
the exhibition at the New York New York, he was also attending was treated as too precious.
Platt and later Lord & Taylor. His I saw his while I was in
School of Interior Design. I few Saturday classes at Parsons. I I also loved the books that were
work also appeared in many Jeremiah's apartment and it was
things have been moved including asked him if he was scared to be stacked on chairs with paintings
magazines including Interior amazing.
the lovely abstract painting by in New York that young and he leaning behind them. It is this
Design whose monthly covers he One person who become a
Busser Howell which now hangs said he was more scared of his casual elegance that I absolutely
designed for 15 years. These wonderful friend was Dorothy
in the bedroom. aunt with whom he had to live loved about his apartment.
covers will be on display during Rodgers. He illustrated her 1964
Jeremiah grew up as one of five during that time! Jeremiah has a The walls in the living room are
his exhibition at the New York book My Favorite Things and also
children born to Louis and Anna wonderful sense of humor! School of Interior Design as well. created many wonderful HOME page 46
Goodman in Buffalo, New York What I loved most about his He began to receive commissions renderings of her home.
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smoked and reflect not only the I think this watercolor was of wonderful person objects that
Betty White, SNL Stars
light but all the treasures in the
room.
actually my favorite piece in the
room and even more so after I
should be what we all strive to
achieve with our own homes. to Toast Tina Fey
Every object on every surface was told that Jeremiah painted it I really want to thank Jeremiah Joyce Eng (TVGuide.com:
was so orginal and interesting. when he was eleven years old! Goodman for opening his home to Breaking News)
Even the marblized book cover I don't remember the artist of this me and to my readers. As much Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:10:00 AM
was beautiful. work but I love how the abstract as I love meeting artists and
I couldn't help but photograph work is juxtaposed with the designers whom I admire, I love Betty White
these two! antique sconces. It's pure sharing them with you even more. Betty White and a handful of
I loved this side table and lamp in perfection. It really was a magical afternoon Saturday Night Live stars will be
the living room. There were a few pieces of and I just had to touch his hands on hand to honor Tina Fey when
The room that really made me artwork that had been sent out to at the end of the day so maybe she accepts the Mark Twain Prize
swoon was the cozy television the framer but even without them, some of that magic would rub off for American Humor later this
room. Yes, even Jeremiah the room looks great. on me. Jeremiah had told me a year.
Goodman watches TV! I loved checking out all the books story about a woman seated next White will join Jimmy Fallon,
The mix of objects, artwork and in Jeremiah's collection. I think to him at a dinner party who did Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen and
books was magical. Magical is a it's interesting that he has Bonnard that the minute she found out who SNL creator Lorne Michaels at
word that I use to describe and David LaChappelle in the was seated next to her so how the Nov. 9 ceremony at the
Jeremiah's work and apartment so same stack! could I resist. It really was Kennedy Center in Washington,
it was funny to learn that his The patina on this chair was inspiring and something I will D.C. Michaels won the award —
brother was a magician! His heavenly as were the knobs on the cherish forever. I also owe a big the nation's top humor prize — in
nephew is also a magician so it closet doors. thank you to Dean Rhys Morgan 2004. Martin, Whoopi Goldberg, Betty
seems that magic runs in the Here is a close up of the shell who arranged it all. He used to Check out photos of Tina Fey White, Jon Hamm, Lorne
family! knobs on the closet doors. Now I work with Isabella Blow and Other stars set to appear include Michaels, Fred Armisen, Seth
I wanted to shove this portrait in want them too! might just have to be my next Jennifer Hudson, Steve Martin Meyers, Tina Fey, Jennifer
my bag and run away with it but I Dean opened the hall closet to interview subject! Photos by and Mad Men's Jon Hamm, who Hudson, 30 Rock, Mad Men
resisted. The colored mat and gilt reveal even more books. A man Heather Clawson for Habitually recurs as Fey's pretty-but-dim Tags: Awards, Breaking News,
frame just add to its beauty. after my own heart! Chic sometime paramour Dr. Drew Celebs
The room and pieces in it are The screen in the bedroom was a Baird on 30 Rock. This entry passed through the
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create a very elegant space. It's area. I was amazed at all the head writer, is the third woman to your content and you're reading it
clear that Jeremiah must have different styles and periods of receive the honor in the award's on someone else's site, please read
learned a thing or two from all objects, artwork and furniture. It 13-year history, following Lily our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
those rooms he rendered! is truly a collected apartment full Tomlin in 2003 and Whoopi content-only/faq.php
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Why do we love? News Roundup: Gordon Ramsay


(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) explained by our attempts to motivates people, and the
Responds to Chef's Suicide, Brad
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:00:56 AM achieve this goal.
Research supported Maslow's
motivation toward this goal --
loving and being loved -- is fueled
Goreski Leaves Rachel Zoe and More
In the 1947 song "Nature Boy," hierarchy for decades. In 2005, a by the brain's reward system Chris Harnick (TV Squad)
songwriter Eden Abhez posits, groundbreaking study using [source: APS]. Submitted at 9/29/2010 7:00:00 AM

"The greatest thing you'll ever functional magnetic resonance The imaging also showed that
learn is just to love and be loved imaging (fMRI) was published. while the emotional centers of the Filed under: TV News Gordon
in return" [source: Sing365]. Four The study, conducted jointly by brain were active, no distinct Ramsay has opened up about the
years earlier, the psychologist researchers at three universities, pattern of emotions was followed. death of 'Kitchen Nightmares'
Abraham Maslow published his f o u n d v i s u a l e v i d e n c e t h a t This finding counters the contestant Joseph Cerniglia.
book, "A Theory of Human supports Maslow's view of love as longstanding view that love is According to Entertainment
Motivation," which included his motivation. based in emotion; instead, it Weekly, Ramsay expressed
famous hierarchy of needs. In the The human motivation system is seems that love springs from our remorse about Cerniglia's suicide
middle of this hierarchy, above linked to the reward system in the goal-seeking behavior and that the in a statement. The chef took his
physical needs like safety but brain. Once we achieve a goal, the emotions we attach to it come own life this weekend by jumping
below esoteric needs like self- brain releases dopamine into a second to our motivation. from the George Washington
esteem, lies our need for love and region of the reward system called But the question remains: Why Bridge in New York City.
belonging -- the need to love and t h e n u c l e u s a c u m e n s . W e do we love? "I was fortunate to spend time
be loved in return. experience this as a profound This entry passed through the with Joe during the first season of
While Abhez and Maslow may sense of pleasure and excitement - 'Kitchen Nightmares,'" Ramsay Rachel Zoe Project.' "I love
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have disagreed exactly on how - the types of sensations one said in a statement. "Joe was a Rachel and she's taught me
your content and you're reading it
important love is to the human associates with the experience of brilliant chef, and our thoughts go everything I know," Goreski said.
on someone else's site, please read
experience, both knew that love is romantic love. out to his family, friends and "But there's a point where either I
our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
one of the most crucial aspects of In the 2005 study, researchers staff." do it now or I'll never know what
content-only/faq.php
being human. Where Abhez was f o u n d t h a t w h e n 1 7 y o u n g Cerniglia isn't the first former it's like to spread my wings and
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Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
importance, Maslow included of the person they loved, regions own life. In 2007, 'Hell's Kitchen' o. TV puppeteer Van Snowden
Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
love as something humans are of the brain responsible for alumna Rachel Brown committed has died. Snowden worked on
Catastrophe.
motivated to have or achieve. motivating and rewarding began suicide by shooting herself. 'Pee-wee's Playhouse' and played
Love is a motivating goal for to function. In other words, the In other TV news ... H.R. Pufnstuf. Snowden lost his
humans, and our behavior can be study found that romantic love o. Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe battle to cancer at the age of 71. [
and her assistant Brad Goreski Hollywood Reporter]
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One Dead Tree (20 photos)


alice (Featured Blog Posts - My mist lingered and the dissipated at same tree hundreds of times all concentrating on composition."
Modern Metropolis) just the right moment, I couldn't the while making them look so He continues, "For 5 years now I
Submitted at 9/28/2010 7:30:00 PM take shots quick enough, the light incredibly beautiful and different. have been photographing it and I
was changing by the second and I Here is what he said. can overlay my most recent shot
It's a common story you hear all could feel myself actually getting "I guess to shoot a series outdoors on top of one of the original ones
the time. What starts out as an emotional and excited by taking you need to be able to maintain an and only the very smallest twigs
accident turns into something photos of a dead tree!" interest over a period of time, so have disappeared - most probably
amazing. So it was for Kevin Day, The unretouched photo, with the make sure you enjoy the subject down to wind damage - I think
a graphic designer who's created a sun peeking through the tree's matter, and as I have said the most that is what has fascinated me
beautiful and moving story about core, became his inspiration. With important/changeable factor is the more than anything else, there is
one dead tree. most of the work done by the sun light, so select a subject that looks this wonderful old tree
For over five years now, Day has and the mist, it was the photo that at its best or comes alive when the unchanging over the years and yet
been photographing the same tree convinced Day that he had to light is at its most variable during I can take hundreds of photos of it
o n d i f f e r e n t d a y s , t h r o u g h make a set. the seasons - dawn or dusk. What during the seasons and very few
different seasons and in different Another one of his most popular I did enjoy about photographing of them look the same. It is all
lighting conditions. His most photos he calls African Sunset. the same subject over a prolonged about the change all around the
popular shot was taken one very Viewed an astounding 29,000 period was that through repetition constant."
early morning on August 18, times, the photo looks like it I discovered the best positions and See the full set at Flickr.
2005. He reminisces, it was could have been taken on an I was able to get in touch with angles for the shots so after a Kevin Day
"when the sun rose directly African savannah, rather than on a Day to ask him a few questions. I while I could concentrate more on
behind the tree from my best nondescript park in Berkshire, wanted to know how he had the getting the exposures to match
viewpoint and the early morning UK. discipline to take photos of the what I wanted rather than

Vogue Paris Celebrates 90 Years with Fantastic Photo Spreads


(10 photos)
alice (Featured Blog Posts - My features beautiful and artistic to be larger than life. “Vogue polybagged with a portfolio of
Modern Metropolis) shoots like this one from Mert Paris has always played the card oversize photographs from the
Submitted at 9/28/2010 5:30:00 PM Alas and Marcus Piggott but also of audacity,” Roitfeld said. “We nine decades, all unbound on
new ones from a whole list of couldn’t do a lukewarm issue.” thick paper and ready to frame.
To mark its 90th anniversary, famous fashion photographers - If this Mert & Marcus spread is It hit newsstands around
French Vogue is pulling out all Mario Sorrenti, David Sims, Terry any indication, Halloween is September 20th. Make sure to
the stops, starting with this Richardson, Steven Klein, Hedi coming early this year as we're in pick one up.
incredibly sexy cover of model S l i m a n e a n d I n e z v a n for some amazingly delicious Vogue Paris
Lara Stone. At 622 pages, the L a m s w e e r d e a n d V i n o o d h treats. Source: WWD
October issue is an instant M a t a d i n . wanted to mix the past and the Cool fact? As a gift to readers in photos via Fashion Gone Rogue
collectible because it not only Editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld present in an issue that promises France, the issue came
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The PICTURE: Ab Ex Nixed


Jed Perl (The New Republic - works by Pollock, de Kooning, figurations that probably
All Feed) Gorky, Rothko, Kline, and influenced Pollock; and the
Submitted at 9/28/2010 11:00:00 PM Newman, there is surely a great pellucid elegance of photographs
deal of wonderful material here, of the city by Rudy Burckhardt,
“Abstract Expressionist New but the installation is so presented along with a poem by
York,” the huge new exhibition at uninspired and predictable a his good friend Edwin Denby, that
the Museum of Modern Art, is presentation of blue-chip stuff that still underappreciated panegyrist
three-quarters brain dead. That is a visitor may be left wondering of what he called “the climate of
better than entirely brain dead. what Ann Temkin, the curator in New York.” It’s a shame that the
My advice is to begin with the charge, could possibly have had in work of Burckhardt and
strongest material, which you will mind. Denby—who were close to de
find in galleries on the second and "Diary of a Seducer," Arshile Kooning in the 1930s, sharing
third floors at MoMA. Walking Gorky, 1945 walks through the late-night city
through “Rock Paper Scissors” Even the best works—Gorky’s during which the painter came to
and “’Ideas Not Theories’: Artists misty, labyrinthine Diary of a his great realization that “content
and The Club, 1942–1962”—with Seducer, the muscular chamber is a glimpse”—could not have
their excitable mix of works in music of de Kooning’s black-and- been related to the de Koonings
multiple media by midcentury white Painting, and Hofmann’s on the fourth floor. It’s also a
painters, sculptors, and ecstatic Cathedral—look shame that no place was found in
architects—you can feel the gritty intellectually moribund. That is this exhibition for a copy of
romantic spirit of downtown the curator’s fault. She has Denby’s first book of poems, In
Manhattan in the years during and arranged these supremely Newman’s vehemently rhapsodic have challenging, calligraphic Public, In Private(1948), which
after World War II. The Museum idiosyncratic inventions as if they V i r H e r o i c u s S u b l i m i s a n d lithographs and drawings by h a s a s i t s f r o n t i s p i e c e a
of Modern Art is more than were nothing more than hot Pollock’s autumnal One: Number D a v i d S m i t h , t h a t t i t a n o f bewildering drawing by de
justified in saluting the artistic properties at an auction preview. 31, 1950. But even foreigners American sculpture, but you also Kooning, a pattern of hexagons
forces at play in New York City Everything ends up feeling who are making their first visit to have the architect Frederick that suggest some sort of tile
in that period, even if an generic. For all I know, “Abstract MoMA deserve something better Kiesler’s rough-hewn yet elegant floor, but rubbed and smeared, as
accompanying book, Abstract Expressionist New York” will than this presentation in which we and eloquent wood and rope if by restless fingers, an image of
Expressionism at the Museum of generate big office for MoMA. are offered not paintings but Totem for All Religions. All quiet disquietude reflecting the
Modern Art, makes the museum’s After all, last summer’s “Picasso MoMA logos. De Kooning’s through these galleries you sense uneasiness of the immediate
relationship with the city’s avant- in the Metropolitan Museum of Woman I looks demystified, i n v i g o r a t i n g c o n f r o n t a t i o n s postwar years.
garde appear considerably less Art,” another in-house affair and defanged. She doesn’t howl between modernist dreams and By the end of the 1930s, with
rocky than it actually was. In our one of the worst installed shows I now—she tweets. urban realities, the clash of mythic Europe at war, the evangelism of
recession-conscious times the idea have ever seen in a major "Painting," Willem De Kooning, hopes and quotidian experiences the avant-garde, born a century
of a major show drawn museum, attracted over 700,000 1948 that gave art in midcentury New earlier, had made its final leap
exclusively from the museum’s visitors, becoming the biggest What is terrific about the Y o r k i t s m a t t e r - o f - f a c t across the Atlantic and reignited
outstanding holdings is not a bad attraction at the Metropolitan relatively modest installations grandiosity. Do not miss the cut in the city that never sleeps.
thing. Done with some zest and since 2001. Foreign tourists—who downstairs is the fluidity with paper compositions and stoneware Hauptman and Suzuki make you
adventuresomeness, as it is in the are now MoMA’s target audience, w h i c h t h e c u r a t o r s , J o d i sculpture by Isamu Noguchi, at feel the pressure of those times,
smaller installations on the second replacing the hometown team of Hauptman and Sarah Suzuki, once biomorphic and geometric, the bewildering crosscurrents of a
and third floors, the result is artists and sundry culturati who juxtapose more and less familiar s l e e k a n d e l e m e n t a l ; t h e period when, as de Kooning once
museumgoing of a very high once made the museum works to generate fresh (and in chiaroscuro depths of Stanley suggested, each artist was best off
order. As for the fourth floor, great—are naturally eager to see some instances even quirky) William Hayter’s perfervid
much of it filled with signature such MoMA treasures as insights and associations. You engravings, with their agitated PICTURE: page 51
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Chávez, on the Ropes


Francisco Toro (The New that had put all its resources into public concern mounting over an campaign it was Chávez who Chávez has worked assiduously to
Republic - All Feed) the campaign, the opposition's unprecedented crime-wave that seemed out of touch, wedded to a break down all barriers between
Submitted at 9/28/2010 11:00:00 PM umbrella Roundtable for has left Venezuela with a murder highly abstract, ideological the state, the government, the
Democratic Unity (the rate four times higher than the discourse that lacked any evident military and the governing party.
Sunday's parliamentary election unfortunately anagramed M.U.D.) death toll for civilians in Iraq, the points of contact with This obviously creates massive
in Venezuela saw Chávez's went toe-to-toe with chavismo, opposition pushed hard on crime Venezuelans' day-to-day reality. structural advantages for his
governing United Socialist Party coming within 90,000 votes (out and the government's failure to With official discourse sounding United Socialist Party. When the
of Venezuela slump to a landslide. of eleven million cast) of deal with it. With food inflation more and more like something out opposition wants to organize a
Chavistas walked off with 59 matching their tally. (A small anti clawing back many of the gains in of a 1974-vintage mimeographed rally, it has to struggle to field
percent of the seats in Venezuela's -Chavez left-wing party got the living standards the poor had pamphlet from a radical campus enough volunteers to set it up;
single-chamber National remaining 3 percent.) made earlier in the Chávez era, group, it was suddenly the when the government wants a
Assembly on the back of just 48 For a movement short of money, the opposition put the government opposition—with its narrow focus rally, it just calls the army and
percent of the vote, all thanks to a with limited access to broadcast on the offensive, highlighting on issues like crime and food hundreds of soldiers are ordered
well-known list of unfair voting media, run almost entirely by recent scandals in the state-owned security that matter to people to set it up. When the opposition
conditions that left the playing volunteers and vilified daily by food distribution network. Most every day—that had something wants to put a 30-second on the
field far from level: an official media, this is highly importantly, the opposition relevant to say. air, it has to fight to raise every
aggressively gerrymandered map, impressive. Slowly, over the last managed to stay on its bread-and- All of which sets the stage for an penny to pay for it, then struggle
massive rural overrepresentation, twelve years, the opposition has butter message in the face of any extremely interesting presidential to find a station willing to air it.
and blatantly biased election rules learned some basic lessons about number of government attempts to election in December 2012. The The government can just
approved by a blatantly biased democracy and what it takes to shift the focus of the debate. government's failure to clear the commandeer the airwaves on
Elections Commission. champion it in the face of an For the first time in the Chávez 50 percent mark despite an every TV channel and radio
Though routed in the seat count, autocratic onslaught. The first has era, the opposition managed to set unprecedented mobilization of station for Chávez to campaign
the vote felt like a win—and a to do with unity: a movement long aside the kinds of highly abstract state resources to secure a win is a for hours on end, free of charge,
coming of age—for opposition riven by personal rivalries and discourses about "communism," clear indication that 2012 is no and does so, often.
activists. Gone are the days when intractable clique dynamics "Marxism," "Fidelismo," and sure thing. Unlike in past Nobody ever said it would be
the words "Venezuelan finally pulled together to put other such abstractions that had elections, the government will no easy, taking on Chavez within
opposition" conjured a hodge- forward a single, unified slate and been the mainstays of its longer be able count on the what remains of Venezuela's
podge of ancien regime holdovers campaign with an impressive messaging so far. With public opposition to simply shoot itself democratic structures. But
and reactionary cranks. The vote degree of message discipline. The opinion research showing again in the foot repeatedly until it's out Sunday's election makes one thing
was a milestone in the kinds of feuds and splits that had and again that this form of of contention. Buoyed by this clear: it may be hard, but it's not
opposition's gradual earned them a well-deserved messaging could only rally the experience, opposition politicians impossible.
transformation into an organized reputation for haplessness simply opposition's middle-class base, the will now come under Francisco Toro blogs about
mass political movement able to vanished in this cycle. opposition finally started to get overwhelming pressure to rally Venezuelan politics at
credibly challenge Chávez for the The second (related) lesson has to the knack of targeting "the other around a single candidate selected CaracasChronicles.com.
allegiance of everyday do with message discipline: the 80 percent": working class via primary. For more TNR, become a fan on
Venezuelans. opposition finally grasped the Venezuelans who scarcely care We should be clear: the obstacles Facebook and follow us on
Working in tremendously need to get control of the agenda about the various "isms" but want to a transition to full democracy in Twitter.
challenging circumstances against by picking a powerful theme and their basic concerns addressed. Venezuela remain daunting. In his
a hyper-empowered petrostate sticking to it. This time, with Paradoxically, by the end of the eleven years in power, Hugo
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becoming a movement unto


himself. It was a time that could
Five(which I much prefer to the
slightly later, larger drip
there with de Kooning and
Pollock, but although Mitchell is
many different places came
together without ever losing their Moscow Mayor
accommodate the swaggering
empiricism of Louise Nevelson’s
paintings). We see Pollock and de
Kooning, in their mature work,
present, she’s not highlighted,
certainly not enough.
individuality. In New York your
individuality was only cast in Yuri Luzhkov
earliest, most powerful found- reconnecting with the figure, yet Temkin seems bored with the higher relief. Joshua A. Tucker (The New
wood constructions and the beyond including Larry Rivers’s material. I am not suggesting that To understand the city you must Republic - All Feed)
shimmering idealism of Richard wanly unconvincing Washington she should have mixed things up accept its mercurial intellectual Submitted at 9/28/2010 1:12:45 PM
Lippold’s Variation Number 7: Crossing the Delaware(a MoMA more, but I do wish she had found and emotional weather. I know
Full Moon, with its spiderweb chestnut, and a rotten one at that), a way to be true to the crazy-quilt from experience, as I spent more Earlier today, Russian President
geometries. What is missing on Temkin refuses to press on the multiplicity of the art world that than a decade writing a book— Dmitri A. Medvedev fired
the fourth floor at MoMA is question of the place of the figure grew below Fourteenth Street in New Art City: Manhattan at Mid- Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov(see
precisely the yeasty, unpredictable within Abstract Expressionism, those years and can never really Century—which takes in the here and here for good news
mix of forces that in Manhattan which would take her directly to be encapsulated in a term such as studios and the streets, the artists reports). For those of you who
defined the last stand of the avant- de Kooning’s good friend Abstract Expressionism. The and the audiences, the galleries don’t closely follow the soap
garde, the last moment when an Fairfield Porter, among others. visual austerity of Reinhardt and and the museums, the ideas that opera that is “As the Kremlin
artist, sitting alone in a studio, Nell Blaine, who plunged into a Newman always fit uneasily with had arrived from Europe and were Turns,” here is a quick guide to
could believe that the tidal sweep painterly realism in the 1950s, such a label. Clement Greenberg, transformed beneath the strong, bring you up to speed:
of history had brought art to this gets into the show, but just barely, recognizing the problem, clear light of this most modern Q) He fired him? I didn’t know
point, that all the grand with an abstract linoleum cut from preferred to talk about metropolis. In parts of “Abstract mayors could get fired.
philosophical ideas, the dreams of a book of poems by Kenneth “’American-Type’ Painting.” Expressionist New York,” the A) Yes, actually in Russia the
Plato, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Koch. Instead, you leave the Maybe “The New York School” galleries on the second and third president is allowed to fire and
Nietzsche, were with the artists, Abstract Expressionists on the was the best term to encompass floors, I recognize aspects of a appoint the governors of the
pushing them forward. “Ideas fourth floor and walk straight into this bunch of artists who made up New York that was coming of age regions, and Moscow and St.
were in the air”: so did the a room full of Pop Art bearing the what may well be the unruliest as the artists were coming of age, Petersburg count as regions, so
philosopher Lionel Abel, who was title “On to Pop,” a conceit so school the world has ever known. a city that was inviting, the president can fire the mayor of
a friend of so many of the jejune that the curators seem to be In the Mad-Hatter’s-tea-party talk estranging, discombobulating. As these cities.
painters, recall the atmosphere at sneering at the seriousness with at the Club, it was generally for the fourth floor galleries at the Q) So why did Medvedev fire
the Cedar Tavern and the Club, which the Abstract Expressionists difficult to know what people Museum of Modern Art, they him?
the place where everybody approached matters of form and were getting at and where the present a sanitized version of mid- A) In Medvedev’s own words:
gathered on a weekly basis to talk, content. Temkin also perpetuates conversation was going. Such century Manhattan—a “The reason is, that I, as the
which in those fearless days the most blandly conventional confusions were inherent in the simulacrum of Abstract president of the Russian
generally meant to argue. ideas about the place of anti- struggle to establish what Harold Expressionist New York that fits Federation, have lost my trust in
Temkin trots out the usual war Expressionist paint handling Rosenberg called “The Tradition all too well in a museum that in so Yury Mikhailovich Luzhkov as
horses, but she is unable to get the within the Ab Ex world, including of the New.” The conversations many respects has become a the mayor of Moscow”
ideas moving, or to show how the the hard-edged work of Newman continued on street corners and simulacrum of itself. Q) OK, why did he really fire
paintings embody those ideas. I and Reinhardt, but making the flowed into the bars and Jed Perl is The New Republic's him?
wish she had worked a little more usual mistake of overlooking a simmered all night in cold-water art critic. A) Two potential explanations
thematically, perhaps drawing figure such as Burgoyne Diller, flats. It was through the talking For more TNR, become a fan on here. One is that Medvedev has
together a group of works to whose muscular geometric and the painting and everything Facebook and follow us on been pushing a series of
emphasize the streetwise lyric painting would look terrific in the else that the artists did that New Twitter. “modernization” projects in
poetry of New York, the dark context. This exhibition would York found its place in the story Russia, part of which seems to be
pastoral mood that you find in probably have been the right place of art. Some said that New York focused on trying to reduce
some of the late Gorkys, in de to make the case for Joan Mitchell was a Byzantine city, by which corruption as a part of
Kooning’s saturnine Valentine, as one of the very greatest they meant a city of mixings and FIRING page 52
and in Pollock’s Full Fathom painters of the period, right up juxtapositions, where people from
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modernizing the Russian A) That’s the 64,000 Ruble that this was more of a priority for
economy. As part of that push, he question. We just went through Medvedev than Putin.
has been trying to remove some of this last week with the decision to Q) What next?
the longer serving regional cancel the sale of S-300 air A) First and foremost, all eyes
governors. So it’s possible that defense system to Iran. While will be on who is chosen as
Luzhkov is just the next in line some in the media argued that this Luzhkov’s successor. Look for
here. was a sign of Medvedev’s lots of stories about rival power
On the other hand, growing ascendancy in the realm centers trying to get their man into
Luzhkov—perhaps anticipating of foreign policy, the consensus the position. For the larger Putin
the attempt to remove him—has among my colleagues at vs. Medvedev issue, it will also be
recently been involved a very PONARS was that this conclusion interesting to see how Putin
public conflict with Medvedev, was overstated, and that that weighs in on the situation once he
including publicly criticizing decision was much more likely to finally discusses it. Although,
Medvedev as a weak leader. This have been motivated by the truth be told, it will be surprising
has been taken as a sign that current status of Russia’s relations if he says anything other than he
Luzhkov would support Vladimir with the US and Iran. However, as supports the actions of Medvedev,
Putin over Medvedev in the 2012 long as Putin refuses to comment so we probably won’t learn too
Russian presidential election.
Q) Wait a minute, does that mean
about the removal of Luzhkov,
there will be speculation that this
much from this unless he says
something quite unexpected. VIDEO: Exclusive First
Russia will have a real again represents the emergence of Joshua A. Tucker is an associate
presidential election in 2012 with
actual competition?
a more independent Medvedev.
What we can say for sure is that
professor of politics at New York
University and a co-author of the
Look at Peter Coyote on
A) No. The question of Putin vs.
Medvedev will be decided before
even if Putin was supportive of
the effort to remove Luzhkov,
political science and policy blog
The Monkey Cage, w here this Law & Order: Los Angeles
the election and only one of them Medvedev certainly took the lead article was originally posted. Kate Stanhope (TVGuide.com: working on the well-known
will run. in dealing with it. This may have Moscow Watch >> Breaking News) franchise and sharing scenes with
Q) OK, so then does the fact that been dictated by the Russian Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM Terrence Howard.
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and supported Putin just got fired power to remove the Moscow Peter Coyote carries torch to the other coast
tell us anything about the balance mayor, the Prime Minister does Following in the footsteps of Watch the video here:
of power between Putin and not, something that Medvedev former senator Fred Thompson Law & Order: Los Angeles
Medvedev, and, ultimately, who implicitly noted in the quote and Sam Waterston, Peter Coyote premieres Wednesday at 10/9c on
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Deadliest Catch Stars Quit Over 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'
Lawsuit Premiere: Bright Lights, New
Joyce Eng (TVGuide.com:
Breaking News)
City, Same 'Chung-Chung'
Sharon Knolle (TV Squad)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:16:00 AM
Submitted at 9/29/2010 6:30:00 AM

Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand


A trio of stars has quit Filed under: Reality-Free, TV
Discovery's Deadliest Catch, a Previews, Fall TV When 'Law &
week after the network sued two Order: Los Angeles' premieres
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according to The Hollywood will be the first time in over 20
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and Andy Hillstrand said in a Instead, the familiar " chung-
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Capt. Sig Hansen, who was not was not immediately returned. exits means Catch has lost four
Skeet Ulrich, Terrence Howard heads to Los Angeles for a case
sued, is leaving the adventures Last Wednesday, the network captains this year: Capt. Phil
and Alfred Molina, Rachel about the "backlog of untested
series as well, in support of the sued the Hillstrands for $3 Harris died in February.
Ticotin, Corey Stoll and more as rape kits," she told E! News.
Hillstrands. million, claiming that they did not Production on the seventh season
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Joyce Eng (TVGuide.com:
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Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:19:00 AM

Star Wars
You'll Ever See (VIDEO)
The force will be with you — in Joel Keller (TV Squad)
three dimensions. Submitted at 9/29/2010 5:35:00 AM
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from the Death Star trench run to and Will Arnett get time to get
the Tatooine Podrace, the Star this show straightened out, they
Wars Saga has always delivered could have a pretty decent show.
an entertainment experience that The first thing they need to figure
is completely immersive. ... The footage of Knoll working on the Star Wars experience." out is how to use David Cross, as
Emmy's "militant" funny together in 'The
cutting edge conversion will take films. Will you watch Star Wars in 3-
environmentalist fiance Andy, Increasingly Poor Decisions of
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10.5.7 (Leopard) or later Compatible • (1) One Port SlingLink TURBO unlicensed online drugstores that
• Browser Support: Firefox LED’s: • Ethernet Standard Bridge peddled medications without a
Version 3 or higher, Safari • Power • (1) Composite A/V Cable proper prescription or physical
Version 4 or higher • Powerline Link Compliance: • (1) Remote Control IR Cable exam. Back then we were able to
• Ethernet Activity 1, 2, 3, 4 • IEEE 802.3 10BASE-T • (1) Power Adapter purchase dangerous diet drugs and
Supported Audio and Video • Dimensions: 8.5” x 4.25” x 1” Ethernet • (2) Power Cables pills to improve sexual
Sources (Any of the following): • Weight: 7.7 ounces • (2) Ethernet Cables performance simply by charging
• Basic Cable TV Set-top Box Power Supply: them to a credit card.
• Digital Cable Set-top Box Slinglink TURBO One Port • 100-230V 50/60Hz Note: To enjoy your Slingbox, Fast forward to 2010. Despite
• Digital Video Recorder (DVR) Bridge Specifications: • Less than 5W consumption you will need: TV signal (Cable, t o u g h t a l k b y g o v e r n m e n t
s u c h a s T i V o , C o m c a s t , Network Interface: Satellite, DVR), Broadband agencies like the Food and Drug
ReplayTV, DISH or one provided • O n e R J - 4 5 ( 1 0 0 B a s e - T - Slinglink TURBO Additional Internet Service, and PC or Mac A d m i n i s t r a t i o n a n d J u s t i c e
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• DVD Player/Recorder • Electrical Plug (Powerline • Forward error correction (FEC) Discuss this product crackdown, the bad guys are still
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2010-11 Pittsburgh Penguins Preview: A Tougher New Image


Adam Gretz (FanHouse Main) play against, a sentiment that head time hockey. When those two the current build that features
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM coach Dan Bylsma even spoke things are combined, it shouldn't plenty of in-your-face players that
about as recently as this be much of a surprise to see how provide a seemingly endless
Filed under: Penguins When offseason. the makeup of the Penguins roster amount of toughness and
general manager Ray Shero was Shero's father, of course, was the has undergone quite a shift in pugilism.
hired by the Pittsburgh Penguins legendary Fred Shero, a coach recent years, going from the
prior to the 2006-07 season, he that wanted team toughness, and skillful, finesse days of the early
spoke of his desire to put together the man behind the bench for the 1970s when they were the Broad 2000s ( or in the words of former
a team that would be tough to Philadelphia Flyers in the mid- Street Bullies, the epitome of old- coach Michel Therrien: "soft"), to
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Jump at your own risk: Trampoline Daily electronics deals


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doctor, that were potentially even "Like many online services, we we are going to keep investing
For the Fans, Keep the
more lethal than the ones we
previously encountered, including
have struggled with this problem
for years," the company wrote on
time and money to stop these
kinds of harmful practices." Wade Redden Loophole
a litany of powerful narcotic pain its official blog. "It's been an If you want to purchase
killers, drugs to treat convulsive
disorders like epilepsy, meds for
ongoing, escalating cat-and-
mouse game—as we and others
prescription drugs over the
Internet, there are plenty of
Open
ADHD, and supposed generic build new safeguards and legitimate pharmacies to choose Christopher Botta (FanHouse
Main)
versions of big-name drugs such guidelines, rogue online from. While greater oversight of
as Avodart, Crestor, Cymbalta, pharmacies always try new tactics online pharmacies is clearly Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:00 AM

and Nexium, though no such to get around those protections needed, you can begin a search by
generics for those brand-name and illegally sell drugs on the looking for pharmacies accredited Filed under: Blackhawks, Devils,
drugs have been approved in the Web. In recent years, we have by the VIPPS programs, Rangers, NHL Free Agency, NHL
U.S. noticed a marked increase in the developed by the National Economics Wade Redden, signed
In some instances, the sources number of rogue pharmacies, as Association of Boards of by the New York Rangers to a six
would seem reputable and safe well an increasing sophistication Pharmacy. -year, $39 million contract just
enough, from friendly pharmacies in their methods. This has meant — Tod Marks, Consumer Reports two summers ago, is reporting to
in neighboring Canada. With a that despite our best efforts—from senior project editor the Connecticut Whale of the
little digging, however, we found extensive verification procedures, Keep up with drug safety news American Hockey League on
the real source, places like India to automated keyword blocking, on our blog and with our mobile Wednesday. This is as it should
and other countries in Asia. to changing our ads policies—a alerts. Subscribe now! be for all parties involved.
last five years from Norris
Regardless of the source, the small percentage of pharma ads S u b s c r i b e t o For the Rangers, whose general
consideration to depth
dangers of buying from from these rogue companies is ConsumerReports.org for expert manager Glen Sather rewarded
defenseman. More offensively,
unregulated pharmacies are still appearing on Google." Ratings, buying advice and Redden when almost every other
his passion and work ethic were
many—including the possibility "Litigation of this kind should act reliability on hundreds of team in the NHL-- at least those
often missing in his two years
that the drugs are counterfeit, as a serious deterrent to anyone products. Update your feed with personalities strong enough
with the Rangers.
contaminated, or otherwise thinking about circumventing our preferences to talk their bosses out of a
And for the National Hockey
unsafe. policies to advertise illegally on preposterous move -- knew
League and the Players
In an effort to rid such sites from Google. As we identify additional Redden was at best Ottawa's
Association, which collectively
its pages, Google recently filed a bad actors, we will add them to fourth defenseman for the
did not cover a loophole in the
federal civil suit against the lawsuit. Rogue pharmacies are previous two seasons. Redden
current Collective Bargaining
advertisers who deliberately bad for our users, for legitimate will come off the Rangers' salary
Agreement that allows teams to
violate company advertising online pharmacies and for the cap, but not off the Madison
run from their free agent mistakes
policy. entire e-commerce industry—so Square Garden payroll.
by shipping them to the minors
For the 33-year-old Redden, the
and obtaining salary cap relief.
second overall pick in 1995 draft,
whose performance has
mysteriously nose-dived in the
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Video: "How's My Driving?" Report: Lance Armstrong


documentary on distracted driving and Staff Member to Testify
road rage in Front of Grand Jury
Consumer Reports Shopping and through its narrative, roadway risks. Let's hope the FanHouse Staff (FanHouse
Blog (Consumer Reports) hopefully inspire change. Over unfolding drama has a happy Main)
Submitted at 9/29/2010 6:59:59 AM four years, the team interviewed ending. Submitted at 9/29/2010 1:02:00 AM
people across the country about — Jeff Bartlett
Video: "How's My Driving?" their driving behavior, as well as For more on distracted driving Filed under: Cycling Allen Lim,
documentary on distracted driving safety experts and psychologists. see our related reports: an exercise physiologist on Lance
and road rage The interviews are interspersed What’s next for combating driver Armstrong's Team RadioShack,
Distracted driving has become a with footage of drivers engaging distractions? reportedly will be the latest
near plague on American roads, in risky behavior and man-on-the- How to reach teen drivers person to testify in front of a
trumping road rage as the focus street accounts of why drivers Social networking on the road federal grand jury investigating
for driver-created dangers. With bend the rules. Likely, you can Implementing laws and the seven-time Tour de France
increased attention on driver i d e n t i f y w i t h a t l e a s t o n e campaigns champ.
actions, it is clear that the nut behavior, such as eating while States address cell-phone Lim will go before the panel in
behind the wheel may be the most driving, aggressive lane changes, dangers Los Angeles on Wednesday,
by the U.S. Attorney's Office.
highest-risk part of a car. or playing the harmonica (as seen How to best manage driving according to The Associated
Last week, prosecutors called
We have covered the 2010 in this clip), pulling the viewer distractions Press. Floyd Landis, who reversed
Stephanie McIlvain, who worked
Distracted Driving Summit at into the discussion. Eyes on the road for the course last spring and finally
for longtime Armstrong sponsor
length, and even shared a comedic The intent is to present the upcoming 2010 Distracted admitted he had doped to win the
Oakley.
look at texting. Now, we share finished film at colleges and high Driving Summit Subscribe now! 2006 Tour de France, alleged in e-
Federal investigators are
highlights from a film in post- schools, supported by a public S u b s c r i b e t o mails sent to anti-doping officials
attempting to determine whether
production titled " How's My a w a r e n e s s c a m p a i g n . T h e ConsumerReports.org for expert that Lim aided Armstrong's
Armstrong and his teammates
Driving?" filmmakers are soliciting Ratings, buying advice and doping efforts.
conspired to purchase and use
Created by filmmakers Marie donations to support their efforts. reliability on hundreds of Armstrong has repeatedly denied
illegal performance-enhancing
Turner and James Sanderson, Just as "An Inconvenient Truth" products. Update your feed he ever used performance-
drugs. More Coverage: Latest
"How's My Driving?" is a and "Super Size Me" effectively preferences enhancing drugs.
Lance Armstrong Stories
documentary that uses a touch of drew attention to global warming Lim will join a growing list of
humor and tragedy to highlight and fast-food diets, "How's My individuals who have been called
common, bad driving behaviors Driving?" speaks to today's
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Sources: New Jersey Nets not pursuing 4-team Carmelo Anthony


trade
Marc Stein (ESPN.com) Nets, Bobcats and Jazz were of what's going on, what's the and Toronto lose LeBron James The New York Knicks, who are
Submitted at 9/29/2010 1:12:59 AM losing patience. Another issue is situation. and Chris Bosh, respectively. Anthony's team of choice, have
the constant questions players "This is basketball. I focus on ESPN The Magazine's Chris continued to pursue Anthony, but
Updated: September 29, 2010, such as Harris and Kirilenko have basketball -- it's something I know Broussard reported Monday that a Denver has generally been cold to
2:12 AM ET been fielding daily about their how to do and I love to do. As far major reason Denver would not conversations with the Knicks.
The proposed four-team deal that futures because the near trade has as my effort on the court, nobody sign off on the original four-team Sources told Broussard that the
would send Carmelo Anthony to been so highly publicized. can question that." proposal is because the trade as Nuggets are not only lukewarm
New Jersey is no longer being Sources say that the Nets, by Nuggets coach George Karl gave constructed would have saddled on the players available from the
actively pursued by the Nets, backing away now, hope to ease Anthony an "A" for his effort the Nuggets with nearly $10 Knicks but also believe that New
according to NBA front-office some of the tension in training after practice, saying he thought million in additional salary and York might have done some back-
sources. camp under first-year coach his star was "very professional, luxury-tax costs this season. channel recruiting of Anthony
Although it's possible that the Avery Johnson after four days of very mature." A source with knowledge of over the summer.
trade could be revived or that the practices gripped by anticipation ESPN.com reported as early as Denver's thinking told Broussard: The Nuggets, sources said, are
Nets will construct another of the trade. last week that the Nuggets, even "[Nuggets owner] Stan Kroenke is thus determined not to work with
multiteam offer for Anthony that "I know that I love our guys, love as they advanced deep into trade not going to pay that much money the Knicks except as a last resort.
the Nuggets find more enticing, the guys who are here," Johnson talks with the other three teams, to take a step backwards. They'll But the expectation around the
sources close to the situation said said. "We're not a distracted team have been clinging to hope that have to find a way for Denver to league remains that Anthony,
Tuesday that the Nets were no at all." Anthony -- who has had virtually take on less money for that deal to because he still possesses the
longer prepared to wait on Johnson said Favors hasn't been no contact with the organization happen." ability to walk away in free
Denver's indecision, which has bothered by the trade talk. all summer -- could be convinced Although the proposed deal agency in July, will not be a
left several players in limbo since "Favors has been one of our best to reconsider his desire to be would have furnished Denver Nugget past February. That
ESPN.com reported Friday that players so far," Johnson said. traded once he reported to training with two future first-rounders and perception was fueled by media
the framework was in place on a "He's doing a nice job." camp and started hearing pro- Favors -- satisfying many of the reports that Anthony did not
blockbuster deal that also Anthony joined his Nuggets Nuggets voices again. prerequisites it established when it participate in several of the
involved Charlotte and Utah. teammates on the first day of "The perfect storm in my mind is began fielding offers for Anthony promotional activites players
The Bergen Record reported that training camp Tuesday, calling to keep Melo, convince him that earlier this month -- Kroenke's typically perform on media day,
Nets general manager Billy King the court his "safe haven," a place this is the best place for him, that 2010-11 payroll would have with the Denver Post noting that
had issued a Tuesday deadline to where he doesn't have to "deal this is where he has to win a increased by $4.8 million, which Anthony's picture was removed
the Nuggets to finally accept or with all the other stuff." championship," Karl said. would force the Nuggets to spend Monday from a highly visible
reject the original proposal, which The All-Star forward became That process has begun, but an extra $9.6 million (including advertisement on the Nuggets'
would have brought Nets rookie almost agitated when asked if he sources close to the situation luxury-tax penalties) to become a website and replaced by second-
Derrick Favors, Jazz veteran might give anything less than 100 continue to say that the Nuggets' worse team. year guard Ty Lawson.
Andrei Kirilenko and two future percent considering his approach is futile, insisting that Broussard reported Monday that Marc Stein covers the NBA for
first-round picks to Denver. Nets uncertainty with the team. Anthony remains determined to the financial implications made ESPN.com. Information from The
guard Devin Harris would have "I love the game too much to leave in free agency in July. the deal very unlikely to happen Associated Press was used in this
gone to Charlotte and Bobcats disrespect the game like that," And sources with knowledge of in its current form, despite that report.
forward Boris Diaw would have said Anthony, who averaged 28.2 Denver's thinking have fact that Nuggets adviser Bret This entry passed through the
headed to Utah. points last season in leading the maintained for weeks that the Bearup -- longtime consultant to Full-Text RSS service — if this is
Yet it became clear after a Nuggets to their second straight Nuggets will not keep him beyond Kroenke and son Josh, who serves your content and you're reading it
stagnant weekend -- during which Northwest Division title. the February trading deadline if as Denver's president -- has on someone else's site, please read
Denver held talks with other "Anytime I step on the court, I'm they believe he's headed for free wanted to trade Anthony for quite SOURCES: page 63
teams about Anthony -- that the going to give it my all, regardless agency, after watching Cleveland some time.
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Giants dump D-backs for 2-game NL West lead


Associated Press (ESPN.com) Mike Fontenot added an RBI
Submitted at 9/29/2010 1:07:44 AM single in the third right after
Andres Torres' leadoff triple. Pat
Game Information Stadium Burrell singled in a run in the
AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA seventh for the Giants, who
Attendance 37,449 (90.1% full) - kicked off their final homestand
% is based on regular season of the year by winning for the
capacity Game Time 2:45 sixth time in eight games and 17th
Weather 73 degrees, partly cloudy in 25.San Francisco ends the
Wind 9 mph Umpires Home Plate regular season with three games
- Eric Cooper, First Base - Mike against the Padres this weekend
Reilly, Second Base - Bill Miller, that likely will decide the division
Third Base - Chad Fairchild champion -- if it doesn't happen
Associated Press earlier.Sanchez has been San
SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco's most reliable starter of
Francisco Giants are looking a lot late, going 3-1 with a 1.16 ERA
like a playoff team in the season's over his past six starts. He
final week. They're darn close to allowed three hits and two runs
getting there, too -- and San and walked four Tuesday.The
Diego is helping with that. Juan lefty ran into trouble in the second
Uribe matched a career best with but kept the damage to a
his 23rd home run and the first- minimum. After Adam LaRoche's
place Giants increased their NL leadoff single and a strikeout of
West lead over the Padres to two Tony Abreu, Sanchez walked
games with a 4-2 victory over the Miguel Montero and intentionally
Arizona Diamondbacks on walked Cole Gillespie to load the
Tuesday night. Hunt For October bases. That brought up pitcher
The regular season is winding Rodrigo Lopez, who hit a
down and teams are fighting for a sacrifice fly to put Arizona ahead
spot in the playoffs. Check out clinch their first playoff berth Sanchez retired Chris Young on a Beck 48 2010 Brian Wilson 46 1-0.Giants manager Bruce Bochy
where your team stands here: s i n c e 2 0 0 3 . S a n F r a n c i s c o ' s called third strike to start the 2001 Robb Nen 45-- Source: had a reliever warming up in the
• MLB playoff race"We're close," players and coaches could hear s i x t h . S a n c h e z j o i n e d T i m ESPN Stats and Information bullpen just in case. But Sanchez
said Pablo Sandoval, who hit a t h e c r o w d c h e e r i n g o n t h e Lincecum as the first Giants Sanchez didn't know about his settled down and found his
key two-out double in the sixth. Cubs."This game puts us in first righty-lefty combo to have 200 or total until pitching coach Dave groove."That's the reason they're
"Five more games. We have to place two games up. If we win m o r e s t r i k e o u t s s i n c e J u a n Righetti gave him the ball."That's in first place. They get themselves
play hard. Don't get tomorrow we're even closer to Marichal and Ray Sadecki in a lot of strikeouts," Sanchez said out of tough situations," Young
comfortable."The Padres lost 5-2 winning the division," pitcher 1968. Wilson's Giants Saves with a grin. "I don't know my said. Kelly Johnson homered in
at home to the Chicago Cubs, Jonathan Sanchez said.Uribe hit a Brian Wilson earned his 46th s t a t s . " P i n c h - h i t t e r N a t e the third for the D-backs.When
leaving San Diego 1 1/2 games tying solo drive leading off the save, moving into 2nd place on Schierholtz hit a go-ahead single Johnson's one-out single in the
behind Atlanta in the wild card. fourth. He also had 23 homers in the Giants' all-time single-season in the sixth inning for San eighth put runners on the corners
San Francisco's win eliminated 2004 with the White Sox.Sanchez saves list. He is two shy of the Francisco after the double by for Arizona, Bochy turned to
the Colorado Rockies from (12-9) struck out six in six innings record set by Rod Beck in 1993. Sandoval, whose two hits were a closer Brian Wilson."He can
playoff contention and gave the to reach 200 K's in a season for Most Single-Season Saves good sign for the Giants
Giants a magic number of four to the first time in his career. (Giants History) Saves 1993 Rod considering his recent struggles. GIANTS page 64
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Hinske's homer boosts Braves' wild-card hopes


Associated Press (ESPN.com) hitter "was 0-for-10 against [ it's contagious. It's do or die time.
Submitted at 9/29/2010 12:53:29 AM Anibal Sanchez], but he got a We've got to win every game
pitch and he hit it."Trailing 1-0, now," Hinske added. Dan Uggla
Game Information Stadium the Braves rallied for three runs in hit a solo homer off Peter Moylan
T u r n e r F i e l d , A t l a n t a , G A the seventh off Sanchez (12-12), in the eighth to get the Marlins
Attendance 36,155 (72.7% full) - who had held Atlanta to three hits within 3-2. It was his 32nd of the
% is based on regular season in six innings. Fast Facts season and his 100th RBI. Craig
c a p a c i t y G a m e T i m e 2 : 4 4 • Eric Hinske's 11th home run of Kimbrel(4-0) got the win with a
Weather 72 degrees, partly cloudy the season, a two-run pinch-hit hitless seventh, striking out the
Wind 0 mph Umpires Home Plate HR, capped a three-run Atlanta side, and Billy Wagner earned his
- Brian Runge, First Base - Jerry seventh as the Braves maintained 36th save with a scoreless ninth,
Layne, Second Base - Mike their lead in the NL wild-card giving up a walk and striking out
Winters, Third Base - Hunter race. It was Hinske's third pinch- three.The only run off Hudson
Wendelstedt hit HR of the season and fifth of came in the third when Brad
Associated Press his career. Davis doubled to left and came
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta • The Braves had tied the game home on two soft infield hits to
Braves got what they had hoped earlier in the inning on Brooks shortstop by Emilio Bonifacio and
for from Tim Hudson and an Conrad's RBI triple (his first triple Maybin."It didn't feel too
unexpected lift from Eric Hinske. of the season). Twenty-four of different," Hudson said of the
Hinske hit a pinch-hit, two-run Conrad's 28 RBIs this season have short rest. "I've done it before. It
homer in the seventh inning and now come in the seventh inning or didn't bother me. I would have
the Braves improved their wild later. been sick if we had lost 1-0 giving
card chances with a 3-2 win over • Billy Wagner pitched a scoreless up a couple of dribblers. Luckily,
the Florida Marlins on Tuesday ninth for Atlanta to record his Eric got the big homer."It was the
night. Hunt For October 36th save of the season. seventh time Hudson had gone on
The regular season is winding • Atlanta in now 3-1 in its last three days' rest and was 2-0 with a
down and teams are fighting for a four games following a four-game 2.61 ERA in three regular season
spot in the playoffs. Check out losing streak. starts and 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in
where your team stands here: -- ESPN Stats & Information three postseason starts. His last
• MLB playoff race The Braves Melky Cabrera led off the seventh regular season start on short rest
hold a 1 1/2-game lead over San with a single and was sacrificed to was Sept. 17, 2006, against the
Diego for the wild card after the second. Brooks Conrad tripled off Marlins, allowing three hits and
Padres lost to the Chicago Cubs 5- the center field fence, scoring one run in seven innings.Hudson
2 late Tuesday night.Hudson Cabrera. On the play, Florida was 1-4 with a 6.10 ERA in five
allowed seven hits, one run, center fielder Cameron Maybin previous September starts after
walked four and struck out four in was injured when he hit the fence going 6-0 with a 1.43 ERA in his
s i x i n n i n g s . " H u d s o n w a s attempting the catch. He hurt his previous eight starts.The Braves
outstanding. He had one of the lower back and was taken off the well over the right-center field mad that I didn't swing at the first improved their home record to 54-
best sinkers and moving fastballs field in a golf cart."I thought it fence for his 11th home run and a pitch he threw me, a change, that 23, tops in the majors.Game notes
I've seen from him all year," said was his leg, but it was his lower 3-1 Atlanta lead."I hadn't done was up a little. I then got a fastball The Braves have four games left
Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, who back. We'll see how it is in 2-3 much against him. I knew he had out over the plate," he said of the -- all at home -- against Florida on
started the right-hander on three days," Marlins manager Edwin struck me out three times but I home run pitch."It was a good Wednesday and three games with
days' rest.As for Hinske, Cox said Rodriguez said.After Rick Ankiel had hit some balls good off him," pitch. He probably was waiting
he knew his veteran left-handed struck out, Hinske hit a 2-2 pitch HINSKE'S page 63
Hinske said of Sanchez."I was for it," Sanchez said."Hopefully,
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Washington Redskins' Donovan McNabb expects continued from page 62

NL East winner Philadelphia


cheers in return to Philadelphia Eagles beginning Friday night. ... Atlanta
LHP Eric O'Flaherty who last
ESPN.com news services a different team and it's a rival will feature Michael Vick and forward to the challenge." pitched on Wednesday, is not
(ESPN.com) and it wasn't my choice. We had a Donovan McNabb leading the McNabb has two touchdown available. He said he has been
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:08:16 AM successful 11 years. We had a lot opposing offenses. Who has the passes and one interception in suffering from lightheadedness,
of exciting plays and obviously edge? Scouts Inc.'s Matt three games this season. In dizzy spells and blurred vision
Updated: September 29, 2010, some down times, but there were Williamson weighs in. Blog contrast, Vick has six touchdown and is undergoing tests. It could
12:14 PM ET more exciting things in 11 years." The Eagles traded McNabb to passes and no interceptions, and be related to a spell of
Donovan McNabb will play at McNabb said in the interview give the quarterback reins to also has rushed for another score. mononucleosis, which had him on
Lincoln Financial Field on that he hasn't yet thought about Kevin Kolb. However, Michael McNabb said he has spoken with the DL from July 10-Aug. 20. ...
Sunday as the enemy for the first how he will feel when he takes Vick since has taken over for both Vick and Kolb in recent Braves 3B Martin Prado will be
time in his career. Still, he said the field. Kolb, who suffered a concussion weeks. He also hopes to talk with out for the season after an MRI on
Tuesday that he expects a mostly " I t r u l y h a v e n ' t , " h e s a i d . in Week 1. Eagles coach Andy Reid, Tuesday showed he had a hip
warm reception from Philadelphia "Everyone else that I've talked to Vick was named the starter after although that might have to wait pointer and a torn exterior oblique
Eagles fans. has and rightly so. I've been on a stellar Week 2 performance until after Sunday's game. Reid muscle after he injured himself
M c N a b b , t r a d e d t o t h e the other side of the tide with against the Lions, and followed has said that NFL rules prohibit while swinging at a pitch in
Washington Redskins by the other guys who have come in, that up with another spectacular coaches from talking with players Monday night's 2-1, 11-inning
Eagles in the offseason, is Brian Dawkins, Troy Vincent and showing in Week 3 vs. the on another team. win over Florida. The Braves will
preparing to play his former team t h e l i s t g o e s o n , J e r e m i a h Jacksonville Jaguars. "It's not McNabb vs. Vick or start Derek Lowe on three days'
for the first time. Mike & Mike in T r o t t e r . . . The Redskins are coming off two McNabb vs. Kolb. It's Eagles vs. rest on Wednesday. ... Florida SS
the Morning "I think in this situation, I'll be weeks to forget, blowing a 17- Redskins. It just so happens that Hanley Ramirez did not start for
ESPN NFL analyst Herman open-minded at what happens ... point, second-half lead in an I'm no longer in the Eagles the seventh straight game because
Edwards says Redskins QB Everyone wants to know how I overtime loss to the Houston uniform. I'm in the Redskins of a sore left elbow and right
Donovan McNabb will hear some feel, my emotions. I really can't Texans in Week 2 and falling to uniform," McNabb said. elbow.
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nice luxury to have as a manager in his right shoulder. He also shoulder irritation, is likely done
to have a closer who can get five received an injection in the for the season. He will still take
outs."The All-Star right-hander shoulder.Game notes some live batting practice. ...
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Treyarch has finally decided to Prestige and Hardened editions of
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(Scripting News) whole raft of Silicon Valley
Submitted at 9/28/2010 2:22:04 PM startups, the smallest part was the
company all this analysis was
I was there when TechCrunch originally for, and eventually
launched. Keith and Mike gave up and
Mike and Keith were starting a TechCrunch got its independence.
company. Mike was doing I'm proud of the very small role I
competitive research. I said he played in getting it going. I'd say
should start a blog and share what that I gave the Crunch of Tech its
he was learning. Then people first Kick in the pants. Not that it
would read his posts and add what needed much of a kick because
they know, and send Mike off in Mike Arrington is that rarest of
different directions. A lot of birds -- a Natural Born
people would have looked at me Blogger(NBB).

Super Street Fighter IV like I was Mother Teresa or a


rastafarian, but Mike understood,
immediately.
the outline of them got its own
spot in my site directory. I made it
Hey so Mike you're a rich dude
now. You're paying next time we
share a meal.
3D Edition trailer shows When he posted an interesting
analysis on TechCrunch, I linked
my business to see that everyone
knew what great work my friend
And congrats to all the others,
Heather and the team. Hard work
to it from scripting.com. I told and never giving up, pays off.
new game modes everyone to subscribe to his feed.
He got a prominent location in my
Mike was doing.
The stuff they were covering
turned out to be nothing less than
Mazel tov.
JC Fletcher (Joystiq) feature is more traditional, but blogroll, and then after his site another layer of technology and a
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:45:00 AM also more awesome. If you had accumulated a lot of reviews,
happen to come across another
Capcom released a new trailer for SSFIV player while you have the
Super Street Fighter IV 3D game running, you'll be able to
Edition, allowing us a much less jump automatically into a versus
DNC Head: Delaware Voters Can Say
brief look at what Super Street battle ... which means you could
Fighting looks like on a 3DS. The literally fight someone you met on No to Tea Party
trailer reveals two new features, a street. (Newsmax - Inside Cover) assumed that nine-term Chairman Tim Kaine told about
both of which take advantage of Continue reading Super Street Submitted at 9/28/2010 6:17:38 PM congressman Michael Castle 100 people during a voter
t h e a d v a n c e d w i r e l e s s Fighter IV 3D Edition trailer would walk away with the registration rally at the University
communication features in the shows new game modes Tuesday, 28 Sep 2010 11:17 PM nomination. Insted, O'Donnell of Delaware.
system. Super Street Fighter IV 3D NEWARK, Del. (AP) — became an instant national figure Kaine's visit was part of
"Figure Collection" mode allows Edition trailer shows new game Delaware voters have a chance to when she rode a tea party wave to nationwide voter organizing effort
players to collect fighter figurines, modes originally appeared on deal a blow to the tea party an upset victory in the GOP at colleges around the country,
which engage in automatic battles Joystiq on Wed, 29 Sep 2010 movement by choosing Democrat primary. Polls now show Coons is with President Barack Obama
whenever two 3DSes with Street 11:45:00 EST. Please see our Chris Coons in the Senate race the favorite for the seat formerly speaking to more than 100
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The winner in each match wins Permalink| Email this| Comments Christine O'Donnell, said the head "Right here in Delaware, with the from the University of Wisconsin.
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Committee on Tuesday. great chance to say 'no' to tea
Coons went from a decided party GOP candidates," DNC DNC page 66
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their majorities in the U.S. House questions about a string of voters behind his fledgling
Bill Clinton 'Most
and Senate during the midterm
elections in a time when voters
unusual comments she made
during her years as a conservative
Democrat candidates."
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President Barack Obama is back holding three in two days, trying outside a home Tuesday in
in the birthplace of his political to convince Americans that Albuquerque, N.M.
triumph. But this time the despite their discontent with the The president will finish his four-
electorate is surly instead of Democratic majority, a state tour Wednesday afternoon
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Fresher Water Elevated
University of Wisconsin came the said. "The stakes are too high for phosphorus levels in water, often
STEM page 68 traceable to pig-waste runoff, are
closest so far to recapturing the our country and for your future."
a major contributor to algal
blooms that steal oxygen from
Iran's Boat-Plane-Thing Would Strike Fear Into fish and render drinking water
toxic. Mitch Romanowski
Other Flying Military Boats if Any Existed This little piggy went to market.
This little piggy stayed home.
Clay Dillow (Popular Science - read that correctly. High-Tech Chinese Riot-Control So why spend the money? To And this little piggy is genetically
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Iran's Sacred Week of Defense a n d p e r h a p s e v e n m i s s i l e s . aviation, boats, defense, iran, Republic of Iran is one of the few the world.
( c e l e b r a t i n g i t s e i g h t - y e a r Though it's unclear exactly what military, naval tech, naval warfare countries which managed to Like all animals, pigs' cells need
resistance to the Iraqi invation of it's supposed to defend against. It's fast, however, and it could be design, build and use flying boats phosphorus to make DNA, build
the 1980s) is never without a And it's also supposed to be employed in the Iranian Navy's in a short time." Which is true. cell membranes, and transport
h e a l t h y d o s e o f p o m p a n d "stealth," presumably because if favorite game: harassing everyone Sorry DARPA, but you've been energy. But pigs can't digest
ceremony, but this week Iran's flies so low - just above the water, else with a vessel afloat in the bested. Time to wind down your phytate, a phosphorus-heavy
defense ministry took the usual as far as we can tell - that it rolls Persian Gulf. For that it might be flying boat program. molecule in grains, so farmers
military parade to the waterfront. under the radar. i d e a l , d a r t i n g q u i c k l y a n d [ CNN] fortify pig feed with pure
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wielding flying boats. Yeah, you Mission Soon Iran Loads Up On or capability for attacking. phytate. Still, pigs excrete nearly
all the phosphorus they eat, and
this washes into the ocean, where
it feeds bacteria and algae that
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Colonies of embryonic stem cells weeks or months, so this administration's publicizing of the
via University of Wisconsin-
Madison
extension of the suspension is
vital. Even if the appeal was
issue--Press Secretary Robert
Gibbs said the administration was
Coming to Gmail, E-Mail
Encouraging news today: A
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eventually successful, if research
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"heartened" by the decision and
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to continue until a final decision lost in the interim. Even now, the government is going to fight for Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:01:01 AM
can be made on its legality. In late approval process has been halted, this program, and hopefully stem
August, a trials judge issued an so only already-approved research c e l l r e s e a r c h w i l l e m e r g e Google will today announce the
injunction stopping President can continue. And we know how unscathed from this legal scuffle. a b i l i t y t o d i s a b l e G m a i l ’ s
Obama's new stem cell initiative, important this research is--from [ Wall Street Journal] conversation view e-mail
throwing research across the restoring sight to organ threading feature. Conversation
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was immediately appealed, and on nothing but potential. We don't hotly debated features since the
September 9th, it was temporarily want to get overly hopeful and see service launched in 2004.
lifted--and it's that lifting of the this decision as an indication that Google will be rolling out
injunction that the appeals court the appeal will succeed, but it's conversation view settings over
just extended. certainly an encouraging sign. the next several days. It will first
clients like Outlook.
The appeal process could take Also encouraging is the Obama be available to Google Apps users
What side of the argument do
who have selected “Enabled pre-
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release features” for their
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organizations.
mail purist?
create oxygen "dead zones," a subtracting supplements will save Phytase begins breaking phytate Even with the release of a toggle
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The Enviropig is the first swine for a 100,000-pig farm. He is mouth, but it really ramps up its doubtful that the debate over its
Threading
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from grains alone, and to excrete As the pig chews, the Escherichia
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Asteroid, Hurtling Toward Earth
Julie Beck (Popular Science - STARRS located it this early. On
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and Rapid Response System, or threatening objects. Pan-
Pan-STARRS, is stationed on top STARRS predicts that they will
of Mount Haleakala in Hawaii,
turning its 1.4 gigapixel camera
be able to locate tens of thousands
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nutritious, most sustainable fish in fish. Often the fresh fish you buy vessel). Line-caught fish are widely available, high in omega-
the sea. (Even on a budget!) to prepare at home has been generally higher in quality than 3s, and reasonably pricedall
watch frozen. Fish sold as fresh can be those caught in a net. attractive qualities. And you can
anywhere from one day to two • Farmed fish: Aquaculturethe minimize contaminants by
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the fish counter. Which is tastiest? fishing vessels may stay at sea for ocean pens or freshwater ponds or any visible fat.
Which is healthiest? Which is the two weeks, keeping their catch on tankshas expanded dramatically in • Mercury: Carnivorous fish
most sustainable choice? Partly ice to sell fresh. Even locally the last 30 years and now supplies contain higher levels of mercury,
because of all the confusion, more c a u g h t f i s h m a y t a k e d a y s about half of our seafood. which they absorb from prey.
than half of Americans seldom, if traveling from boat to truck to Environmental Issues Mercury interferes with brain
ever, eat fish, and if they do, it’s wholesaler to retailer to your • Aquaculture: Farmed fish help development in fetuses and
usually at a restaurant. That’s kitchen. ease strain on over-fished species, children. The Harvard School of
u n f o r t u n a t e b e c a u s e f i s h , For top quality, look for “Frozen- but when raised in open-water Public Health advises women who
particularly those high in a type of at-Sea” (FAS)fish that has been pens, harmful organisms can are or may become pregnant,
healthful fat called omega-3 fatty flash-frozen at extremely low migrate from pens to wild fish. nursing mothers, and children to
acids, can confer substantial temperatures in as little as three Also, carnivorous fish, like eat two servings per week of fish
health benefits. Moreover, fish is seconds onboard the ship. When salmon, eat fishmeal produced and avoid the following: shark,
easy to cook at home. Here you’ll thawed, sea-frozen fish are almost from decreasing stocks of smaller swordfish, tilefish, and king
learn the essentials so you can indistinguishable from fresh fish, fish. Farmed salmon is generally mackerel.
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Top chefs often feature “day- used for recreational fishing, cause 24 extra deaths from
boat” fish caught locally on longlining (a main line carrying cancerbut the salmon
restaurant menus, but unless you several thousand short lines), and consumption would prevent at
l i v e n e a r w a t e r , i t c a n b e trolling (several unconnected lines least 7,000 deaths from heart
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Navigating a Thai Menu


(Cooking Light: Editor's Picks) your way to a healthy Thai meal, • Summer Rolls: Soft rice paper
we analyzed the nutrition of wrapped around steamed filling.
We'll show you the healthiest commonly ordered dishes. Those • Satay: Grilled meat skewers (go
choices (and splurge-only dishes) labeled "Splurge Only" aren't easy on the dipping sauce).
to help you order wisely at Thai untouchable (no food is) but can • Papaya Salad: Crisp, refreshing
restaurants. be a really big splurge. Nutrition grated fruit in a chile-lime
Illustration: Serge Bloch numbers are estimates: Results dressing.
Click to Enlarge vary widely among restaurants.
The glories of Thai food are Splurge Only: Adjust Your Order
based on the attraction of • Musamun Curry 760 calories • Larb: The meat can be high in
opposites: fiery curry paste and This is the richest of the Thai saturated fat. Opt for tofu.
cooling coconut milk; sweet curries because it's made with • Shrimp or Fish Cakes: All are
noodles with the shock of salty more coconut milk and cream deep fried, so you can't be sure
crunch; or bright, sharp lime than others and typically features how much oil they soak up.
paired with deep, musky fish rich duck, fatty beef, or dark-meat
sauce. But those big, bold flavors chicken pieces. The Colors of Curry:
often come from copious amounts • Coconut Shrimp Soup (Tom • Green: The hottest; made from
of saturated fat and sodium. Kha Goong) 528 calories You are fresh green chiles.
Rich and creamy coconut milk is consuming nearly two days' worth • Red: The original curry; usually
a key ingredient in many Thai of saturated fat. Unless you're made with dried red chiles.
soups, curries, and desserts. But splurging, get your coconut fix • Yellow: The mildest; made
since a mere half cup contains somewhere else and stick with from red or yellow chiles mixed
over 200 calories and more than a Hot and Sour soup. with turmeric.
day's worth of saturated fat, it's
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your sodium intake for the rest of slightly better choice than the balance of flavors. Just be aware Smart (and Not-So-Smart)
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Master the Sport of Arm Wrestling


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Brilliant doubters, dull believers?


tmatt (GetReligion) York Times story by veteran God or a higher power, we don’t
Submitted at 9/28/2010 1:11:49 PM Laurie Goodstein: know our own traditions or those
Americans are by all measures a of neighbors across the street or
Once again, our friends at the deeply religious people, but they across the globe.
Pew Forum on Religion & Public are also deeply ignorant about Among 3,412 adults surveyed,
Life have unleashed another religion. only 2% correctly answered at
survey that is causing waves of Researchers from the least 29 of 32 questions on the
ink to crash into the mainstream independent Pew Forum on Bible, major religious figures,
press. This time around, the Religion and Public Life phoned beliefs and practices. The average
numbers are rather predictable — more than 3,400 Americans and score was 16 correct (50%).
revealing that Americans, as a asked them 32 questions about the Key findings:
rule, have lots of feelings about Bible, Christianity and other * Doctrines don’t grab us. Only
religion in their hearts, but not world religions, famous religious 55% of Catholic respondents
that much information in their figures and the constitutional knew the core teaching that the
heads. principles governing religion in bread and wine in the Mass
By all means, check out the public life. become the body and blood of
actual survey materials — right On average, people who took the Christ, and are not merely
here. survey answered half the symbols. Just 19% of Protestants
If you want to sample the questions incorrectly, and many knew the basic tenet that salvation
tsunami of mainstream coverage, flubbed even questions about their is through faith alone, not actions
my advice — picking on several own faith. Those who scored the as well.
major players — is that you turn h i g h e s t w e r e a t h e i s t s a n d * Basic Bible eludes us. Just 55%
to CNN, the New York Times and agnostics, as well as two religious of all respondents knew the
USA Today and, well, ignore the minorities: Jews and Mormons. Golden Rule isn’t one of the Ten
Los Angeles Times. The results were the same even Commandments; 45% could name
Why do I say that? Well, the sexy after the researchers controlled for all four Gospels (Matthew, Mark,
lede out of this study is that factors like age and racial Luke and John).
atheists and agnostics know more differences. * World religions are a struggle.
about religion than, well, religious What is hard to tell is whether or Fewer than half (47%) knew that
people. That is just accurate not the results focusing on the Dalai Lama is a Buddhist;
enough to be misleading. It’s also “Christians” simply covered too 27% knew most people in
not all that surprising. I know broad a spectrum to compete in Indonesia are Muslims.
very few people who are as that kind of simplistic framework. Along the same lines, the New
obsessed with the fine details of For example, Mormons and York Times noted that 53 percent
religion as highly motivated E v a n g e l i c a l P r o t e s t a n t s of Protestants could not identify
unbelievers. As the old saying demonstrated high levels of Martin Luther as the man who
goes, the opposite of love is not knowledge about the Bible and started the Protestant Reformation
hate, it’s apathy. Christian beliefs, while agnostics, and 43 percent of Jews did not
What the survey reveals is that atheists and Jews were more know that the great philosopher
certain kinds of people know familiar with the details of world veteran Cathy Lynn Grossman at The new U.S. Religious Maimonides was Jewish.
more about world religions, in religions, period. USA Today. This is one case Knowledge Survey, released According to the researchers, a
general, while others may know You can see a bit more of the where the use of info bullets at the today by the Pew Forum on person’s education was the single
more about their own religions. complexity of the results in the top of a story, in my opinion, Religion & Public Life, finds that
Check out the top of the New top of the report by Godbeat BRILLIANT page 76
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That’s mighty Native American of you!


Mollie (GetReligion) address was this: millions of people. So master and
Submitted at 9/29/2010 6:54:41 AM One of the worst habits many respect your material. Know
Catholics had at the start of the yourself and your prejudices.
Apparently Archbishop Charles clergy sex abuse crisis, including Acknowledge mistakes, and don’t
Chaput struck a nerve with Mark many bishops, was to minimize a make them a habit. Be as honest
Silk, professor of Religion in very grave problem. But news with yourself as you want your
Public Life at Trinity College and media show many of the same sources to be. Understand
the author of Spiritual Politics: p a t t e r n s o f d e n i a l , v a n i t y , believers and their institutions as
Religion and America Since obstinacy, and institutional they understand themselves. And
World War II and Unsecular defensiveness in dealing with if you do that — and do it with
Media: Making News of Religion criticism of their own failures. integrity, fairness, and humility —
in America. Now, it’s pretty white of Chaput then you’ll have the gratitude of
We’ve discussed Chaput’s to include “many bishops” on his the people you cover, and you’ll
address to religion news writers a side of the comparison … embody the best ideals of your
few times already. If you haven’t What? What was that last line? profession.
read it, we’ll give you a minute to Now, on a good day, in an We can all disagree and fight
do so now. intimate setting, that type of line things out, but it seems to me this
I thought that Chaput offered is risky. But yikes — what was is solid advice. We should check
constructive criticism of the S i l k t h i n k i n g ? T h e u s u a l l y our prejudices and aim for
media and really elevated the sarcastic saying — an unsubtle integrity and fairness and
discussion. Silk says it’s tired, old r e f e r e n c e t o w h i t e p e o p l e humility. Written by: Mollie on
culture war silliness. He says the engaging in atrocities against or September 29, 2010.
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derived from Western religion.” archbishop. others. Maybe he thought Here’s how Chaput’s address Catastrophe.
Fine. I can’t even imagine what the Chaput’s family heritage is what ended:
But check out this part of his media response would be if makes the insult work. I don’t Religion journalism deals with
criticism: Chaput made such a scathing know. But it’s really an odd way the most fundamental things about
But be this as it may, what really remark with racial connotations. I to disagree with someone who’s human meaning, things intimate,
caught my eye in Chaput’s assume that Silk, who received his calling for civility and decency in defining, and sacred to many
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For Four Eyes Only


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James Bond movies. I’ve been here, which translated into minutes and came up with my titles sequence, an exciting but
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Carly Fiorina: Robber Baron, Traitor — and Outsourcer!


Submitted at 9/29/2010 3:00:31 AM
of the business world -- from Bill educated at an outrageously expectation that other countries San Jose or Gilroy to teach our
Gates to George Soros -- and you expensive Yale? would not retaliate), or pressure a unskilled workers how to
If we still had a well-educated will find ownerships of, or So apparently the problem is not dollar-rich China to kindly assemble their hot-selling, freshly
workforce and reasonable taxation i n v e s t m e n t s i n , A m e r i c a n so much shipping some jobs devalue its yuan and politely quit designed electronic gadgets at the
and regulation, outsourcing c o m p a n i e s t h a t o u t s o u r c e overseas, but shipping more jobs its mercantilist policies, as both rate of $1 an hour?
wouldn’t be the wedge issue it is. p r o d u c t i o n o v e r s e a s . out than are shipped in. Or does Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Because we do not wish to lower
O ne of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Second, is there something called the anger arise because we draw tried but failed to do? Or perhaps wages to China’s levels, or
s h a r p e s t c h a r g e s a g a i n s t “insourcing” to explain why a in foreign capital for our own she could reverse her stance on emulate the working conditions of
challenger Carly Fiorina is that, as Toyota or a Honda relocates labor in some areas, but not the cutoff of California water Mexico -- or see our companies
CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she plants to the United States, enough in others to balance it out? deliveries, increase the acreage of go bankrupt with goods priced
allowed thousands of jobs to be depriving Japanese workers of Should we worry that we are the state’s productive farms, and well over unforgiving global
outsourced overseas -- depriving high-paying jobs in order to assembling some American- thereby win back more jobs for going rates -- the only answer is
U.S. workers of income while maximize profits for its corporate designed printers overseas or be California as America was again upping the value of American
piling up profits for executive hierarchy? When Mercedes opens relieved that we are taking over able to export agricultural labor and skill sets. That way we
grandees like herself. an American car-making plant, more and more of the intricate products as it once did? can continue to design the world’s
O u t s o u r c i n g o f b o t h are we supposed to applaud a manufacturing of the most #ad#Democrats privately know top appurtenances, and to figure
manufacturing and service jobs foreign company’s hiring our sophisticated jumbo jets in the that free trade and cheap out the practical problems of their
has become a wedge issue. It workers and attempting to share world? manufacturing abroad result in fabrication, while allowing the
stings especially when times are some of its success with the In other words, no one knows cheap consumer goods at places less-skilled labor of developing
t o u g h . B y E l e c t i o n D a y , homeland of its customers or exactly all the real costs and like Walmart and Home Depot, countries to put the actual product
outsourcing will be portrayed as lament the loss of German jobs? benefits of outsourcing, or how to which expands the purchasing together -- and we can do that to
equivalent to child-molesting in Mercedes is a hero to us but a turn the equation to our sole power of the strapped American such an overwhelming degree that
its depravity. But the charge of traitor to Germany? advantage, or why we seem to do consumer. Republicans stress that we keep everyone from design
greed and lack of economic Do we complain that China and well in one area, but not so well in in the open arena of trade, the engineers to accountants to
patriotism is disingenuous for a India seem to have outsourced another, or whether outsourcing more competition, the more manual writers employed at very
variety of reasons. most of their higher-education helps many of the very pressure on American firms to high wages. They in turn can
#ad#Remember that outsourcing r e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s - - f r o m developing countries that buy our stay lean and turn out better afford to pay everyone from hard-
can be insidious -- it knows no engineering PhDs to MBAs for American-designed products. products at lower costs. working baby-sitters to carpenters
p o l i t i c a l b o u n d s . W h e n CEOs -- to American universities? When we fail to beat the One reason why a Hewlett- to restaurant workers wages that
presidential candidate Sen. John And in turn are we even angrier competition in high-end, highly Packard, or an Apple or a are likewise well over the global
Kerry once equated outsourcing that a number of American skilled manufacturing, then we Microsoft, is so successful is that norm.
with treason by promising to go universities are opening branch turn to damn those who the skilled engineering, But such an idea requires that
after “any Benedict Arnold CEO campuses in China and the sometimes outsource the administration, and financing of Americans encourage business
or company [that moves] jobs M i d d l e E a s t - - d e p r i v i n g fabrication of products that such global high-profit operations innovation, ensure the world’s
overseas,” he was forgetting that Americans of both staff and require less skill. draw on unique American talent most educated and flexible work
his wife’s billion-dollar-plus instructional jobs -- to better #page#Neither a Democratic nor a and labor, while the often less- force, and create a tax climate
fortune and thus his own luxury capitalize on this new global Republican president has been skilled fabrication of the resulting where productivity is encouraged
power boat were derived from the market in higher education? Are able to reverse the ongoing trade consumer goods is in part rather than punished. All of that
profits of the American-based H. there Japanese Barbara Boxers deficit. As Senator Boxer damns outsourced to places where labor would require a radical change in
J. Heinz Company, which made demanding an end to Nissan the outsourcing of Hewlett- regulations, wages, and attitudes the political class’s understanding
such gargantuan profits in part plants in the American South or Packard jobs, she offers little in tend to be very non-American. of the effects of taxation and
because it moved dozens of its Indian populists running Boxer- the way of concrete answers as to Would we prefer it the other way regulation. It would also require
American operations all over the like campaigns by crying to stop how to stop it. Would she raise around -- $100,000-a-year
globe. Take the most liberal icons sending Indian talent to be tariffs on imported goods (in Chinese engineers traveling to CARLY page 84
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two or six, gets into some Beach, a lovely on each arm. His Bond Girl who pulls up in a minor characters. You civilians SCHWARTZ: Mm-hmm.
seriously life-threatening hot next-generation PDA, which he’s Testarossa. call this part of the film “the BOND:#...#who escaped the
water, turns the tables, kills the cleverly hidden in his swim #ad#As they drive along the movie.” Holocaust#...#
villain, conquers the leading lady, trunks, starts vibrating. “Why, corniche, they’re suddenly chased Act Three SCHWARTZ: Mm-hmm.
and we go out on a trademark James,” asks one of the beach by a squad of deadly Mini Varna, Bulgaria. As usual, Bond BOND:#...#by posing as a
Bond quip, preferably a sexual bunnies, “are you getting a call or Coopers. The Bond Girl, awakes in bed. The Bond Girl is Christian.
double entendre. That’s it! are you just glad to see us?” however, is too much for them, beside him once more. By now, SCHWARTZ(switching to
Exciting Pre-Titles Action Bond leaps into action, then a and one by one they go plunging though, she’s in love with him, so English): Right.
Sequence bunch of cool stuff happens and off the cliffs, screaming, to their she’s no longer working for BOND: And you watched lots of
We open in Washington, D.C., somehow in a flash he’s grappling deaths. Only the driver of the last Schwartz; her heart belongs to the people get shipped off to the death
where a lame-duck president of with a horde of ninja assassins in Mini Cooper survives long man she calls, in her delightfully camps.
the United States has just received San Francisco, all of whom he enough to be interrogated, but piquant former-Yugoslavian SCHWARTZ: Right. I was 14
some very bad news. It seems that kills in the most imaginative ways when Bond asks him who he’s accent, “Shames.” years old. And I would say that
the entire U.S. economy has possible, which I’ll have to think working for, the man gets a “Shames,” she says, “he’s going that’s when my character was
collapsed overnight, the stock of later. He enters a room from terrified look on his face, curses to kill us. So make love to me, made.
market is plunging, houses are which an ominous, Central Bond in a funny foreign language like it was the last time.” BOND: In what way?
worth less than a loaf of bread, European–accented voice has that mystifies even the FADE OUT and FADE IN SCHWARTZ: That one should
except in Los Angeles, where been heard calling him “Meester multilingual Bond Girl — but “I know,” says Bond, lighting up think ahead. One should
every house still costs at least a Bondt,” but when he breaks which Bond seems to recognize a cigarette and then remembering understand that — and anticipate
million bucks, and the Mexican through the Krell-steel doors, — and chokes himself to death it’s no longer politically correct to events and when, when one is
peso is laughing at the dollar. there’s nothing there but a pair of with his bare hands. smoke. Steeling himself for the threatened. It was a tremendous
Condition red! reading glasses, a tuft of white cat Bond and the Bond Girl make torturous ordeal he knows is threat of evil. I mean, it was a —
The president, a hapless idiot I’m fur, and some old French love. When Bond wakes up, he coming, he stubs it out on his a very personal threat of evil.
calling George Walker, is in a newspaper clippings about an finds himself strapped to the bed, manly torso, singeing his chest BOND: My understanding is that
swivet. Looking like he’s making obscure insider trading naked, and looking not at the girl hair. The Bond Girl falls in love you went out with this protector
a hostage video, he goes into the scandal#...# but at GYÖRGY SCHWARTZ, with him all over again. of yours who swore that you were
Rose Garden, stares into the #page# Act One who is holding a white cat and “Nada vas me mein selbst thru his adopted godson.
cameras and says that, effective London. Bond flirts with chuckling ominously. went have,” says an ominous SCHWARTZ: Yes. Yes.
immediately, he’s transferring the Moneypenny (Geena Davis), sees BOND: Ut-wo expecto du moi to voice. It’s Schwartz, dressed as BOND: Went out, in fact, and
sum of one billion dollars to a M (Harvey Fierstein in drag), and duo? Harvey Fierstein as M in Act One. helped in the confiscation of
shadowy European financier is informed that the world is not BOND GIRL(amazed): Shames, Suddenly it’s all terribly clear#...# property from the Jews.
who’s threatening to destabilize enough, that you only live twice, I didn’t know you spoke #page#At this point, we think that SCHWARTZ: Yes. That’s right.
the planet with “fundamental and that tomorrow never dies. Esperanto. Schwartz is going to kill Bond Yes.
change.” The president is Bond stops off to see Q (Crispin If Schwartz is surprised by and that will be that. After all, BOND: I mean, that’s — that
interrupted by a snickering press Glover), gets some cool new Bond’s fluent command of that’s what any real-world super- sounds like an experience that
corps. He looks down at the notes weapons that I’ll have to think up Esperanto, he doesn’t let on. villain would do. But since this is would send lots of people to the
he’s written on the palm of his left later, then heads for someplace Instead he replies: a movie, we now need the psychiatric couch for many, many
hand, then corrects himself. The glamorous, ditto, where he meets SCHWARTZ: Expecto ich tuo to obligatory scene in which he gets years. Was it difficult?
sum of one trillion dollars, a girl, plays a few rounds of die-o. to explain himself. SCHWARTZ: Not, not at all. Not
payable in cash, securities, baccarat, wins big, and sleeps (All Esperanto will, of course, be Accordingly, he tosses a dossier at all. Maybe as a child you
supersaver coupons, and cereal with the girl, who wakes up dead. subtitled.) at Bond and the Bond Girl. Bond don’t#...#you don’t see the
box tops before sundown, or During his interrogation for her Act Two glances through it, smiles a cruel connection. But it was — it
else#...#as we CUT TO — murder, he’s miraculously busted As we writers know, this is the little smile — created no — no problem at all.
James Bond (Haley Joel out of police headquarters by a boring part — 70 to 80 pages of #ad# BOND(in English): You’re a FOR page 84
Osment), lying on Rehoboth mysterious Beautiful Woman/ car chases, explosions, deaths of Hungarian Jew#...#
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The Coming Republican Nor’easter


Submitted at 9/29/2010 3:00:21 AM
Then Scott Brown happened. His Northeast (excluding should be winning, and we think Republican challenger Sean Bielat
stunning upset over Martha Pennsylvania). Of those eight, we’ve got the momentum to do has run a surprisingly strong
The GOP could make a Coakley in January was a much- pollster Nate Silver gives six of it,” one GOP strategist said. campaign thus far.
comeback in the Northeast. needed jolt of confidence for them -- Maryland’s 1st, New In New Hampshire, maybe the Rhode Island’s 1st district
R epublicans suffered humbling northeastern Republicans and a Hampshire’s 1st and 2nd, and reddest of New England states, features another promising
defeats across the board in 2006 boon for candidate recruitment in New York’s 19th, 24th, and 29th - the GOP looks set to win back the Republican, John Loughlin, a
and 2008, but nowhere has the the region. Indeed, a number of - a better than 50 percent chance two House seats it lost in the state lawmaker and National
party brand taken a harsher GOP candidates are seeking to of flipping in the GOP’s favor. Democratic tide of 2006. Guard member. Like the others,
beating in recent years than in the model themselves after the junior (It’s worth noting that of those 64 Republicans have a pair of solid he has the backing of Romney and
Northeast. senator from Massachusetts. And seats, 58 are Democratic-held). candidates in Frank Guinta and is working with Brown’s political
A Republican stronghold for the political climate has only Control of the House may rest on former Rep. Charlie Bass. Both team. Cook Political Report says
generations, the region has improved for the GOP since outcomes in New England and the have achieved “young gun” status Loughlin is in a “legitimate race”
become increasingly hostile Brown’s big win. The closer it Mid-Atlantic states. “Republicans with the NRCC, and have with Providence mayor David
territory for the GOP. The party gets to Election Day, the better it are probably going to need at least modeled their campaigns on Scott Cicilline to succeed outgoing Rep.
would like nothing more than to seems to get for the party’s five or six [Northeastern seats] to Brown’s winning message of Patrick Kennedy (D). Cook
reverse this worrisome trend, and candidates across the country, and win the House; anything on top of jobs, the economy, and opposition recently downgraded the race --
this year presents a golden the Northeast is no exception. that is gravy,” Wood said. “Six to Obamacare -- what Republican for the second time in five months
opportunity to do just that. With Isaac Wood, House-race editor seems realistic, but it could be as strategists are calling their -- from “Likely Democratic” to
the national wind at their backs, for Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball many as 12 depending on how “formula for success” across the “Lean Democratic.”
Republicans have a realistic shot newsletter, said with Republicans things turn out.” Northeast. In Pennsylvania, nearly all of the
at capturing a handful of House poised to inflict “some pretty One Republican strategist said #ad#One of the NRCC’s newest House races are competitive this
seats in the Northeast, which extreme losses” on Democrats this there could be as many as 25 seats “young guns” is Massachusetts year, meaning ample opportunity
could dramatically improve their cycle, plenty of opportunities in play in the region if the state lawmaker Jeff Perry. He is for the GOP. The New York
odds of taking back Congress. exist even in Democrat national mood continues its anti- running in the 10th congressional Times’ FiveThirtyEight blog rates
#ad#To be sure, the extent of the strongholds like the Northeast. incumbent, anti-Democratic district, which includes Cape Cod six of Pennsylvania’s Democrat-
GOP’s recent travails in the “Republicans definitely have the trajectory. and the famed Kennedy estate, held House seats with a better
Northeast is pretty staggering. wind at their back. They’ve In New York alone, pollsters and and where Scott Brown won 60 than 50 percent chance of moving
With the defeat of Connecticut’s fielded enough candidates to be strategists see at least seven percent of the vote. Perry has to the Republican side. The GOP
lone Republican Christopher competitive. They’ll be able to Democratic House seats up for received big-name endorsements needs only three pick-ups in the
Shays in 2008, Democrats now win in places where they might grabs this year. One of those, the from Mitt Romney and Scott Keystone state to claim a majority
control all 22 House seats in the not have in a typical year,” Wood 29th district, held until a few Brown, and faces Democrat Bill of its 19-member delegation, but
six-state New England region. In said. months ago by Rep. Eric “Tickle- Keating in the race to succeed it’s as possible that 10 seats could
New York, only two of the state’s Tory Mazzola, spokesman for the Me” Massa, is already being seven-term incumbent Rep. Bill switch party control.
29 seats belong to Republicans. National Republican written off as a sure Republican Delahunt (D). “This race is going GOP strategists agree that
Add in Delaware, Maryland, and Congressional Committee, also pick up. be a fight,” Mazzola, the NRCC winning over independent voters
New Jersey, and the GOP holds attributed the party’s chances to #page#In the 20th district, retired spokesman, said. “It will is key to electoral success in
just nine of 73 seats. Throw in the number of quality candidates Army colonel and Iraq veteran definitely be a sign, that if this November. This is especially true
Pennsylvania, and it becomes just the GOP recruited this year. “The Chris Gibson, another “young seat is competitive in in the Northeast, where the GOP
16 of 92. It’s numbers like these Democratic stronghold is starting gun,” is giving incumbent Rep. Massachusetts, we’re in a very does not enjoy the registration
that had many on the left making to crack,” he said. Scott Murphy (D) a run for his good position across the country.” advantage. Across America, Pew
smug declarations like -- as an NBC First Read’s “Field of 64” - money -- literally. The NRCC has Even Rep. Barney Frank’s seat is found that 49 percent of likely
April 2009 Daily Kos headline - a list of the 64 seats most likely already committed upwards of on the GOP’s radar this cycle. independent voters said they will
put it -- “The Northeast to change hands in November -- about $700,000 in advertising Scott Brown won Frank’s district
Republican [is] nearly extinct.” includes eight seats in the purchases. “This is a seat we in the special election, and COMING page 85
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Democrats: The Constitution Is ‘Weird’


Submitted at 9/29/2010 3:00:02 AM
ThinkProgress warns that the (D., S.C.), the third-highest- But what has unrestrained federal make it much harder for
Pledge reflects “radical ‘tenther’” ranking Democrat in the House, power really done for us? How presidents to intervene militarily
But Christine O’Donnell wants to thinking, using a dismissive term proudly told Fox News, “There’s many of our problems has it around the world without a
be sure our laws comport with it. for those who cite the Tenth nothing in the Constitution that fixed? The federal government congressional declaration of war.
W hen Republican candidate Amendment’s limits on federal says that the federal government has spent more than $13 trillion Any number of conservative pet
C h r i s t i n e O ’ D o n n e l l t o l d power. has anything to do with most of fighting poverty since Lyndon projects from faith-based
D e l a w a r e v o t e r s t h a t t h e The Obama administration and the stuff we do.” Johnson declared his “war on initiatives to federal drug laws
Constitution, rather than her congressional Democrats have It makes one wonder why poverty” in 1965. Have we ended would fail the constitutional test.
personal views, would guide her adopted a view of virtually members of Congress take that -- or even significantly reduced -- Conservatives might have to
votes in the Senate, one might unlimited government power that silly oath to “support and defend poverty? The federal government accept the idea that the
have expected a variety of i s c l e a r l y c o n t r a r y t o t h e the Constitution” when they are now pays for roughly half of all Constitution does not empower
responses from the Left -- perhaps F o u n d e r s ’ v i s i o n o f a sworn into office. health care in this country. Is our the federal government to enforce
a huge sigh of relief that we’ve all c o n s t i t u t i o n a l l y l i m i t e d “Are you serious?” responded a health-care system better for it? the nation’s morality.
been saved from a federal law government. In their vision, stunned and baffled Nancy Pelosi Have the Department of As important as issues such as
banning masturbation. government roams the when asked about the Education, No Child Left Behind, the economy and health care will
But the response was actually far countryside fixing problems -- constitutionality of the health-care and growing federal involvement be this November, the key
stranger, and tells us far more any problems. Having trouble bill. But, given the Left’s view of in education improved our question is the Constitution versus
about the state of contemporary paying your mortgage? Don’t permissible government power, schools? About all we have to unchecked federal power. As
liberalism. Slate columnist Dahlia worry, the federal government Pelosi’s surprise may have been show for the growth in federal Thomas Jefferson warned, “An
Lithwick summed up the reaction, will help you. Your local school forgivable. After all, during her power is a $13.4 trillion national elective despotism was not the
writing that she found it “weird” not doing a good job? The federal confirmation hearings, our newest debt. government we fought for.”
that O’Donnell would consider government will be there to help. Supreme Court justice, Elena A truly constitutional view of Perhaps the American public is
the constitutionality of legislation. Don’t have health insurance? The Kagan, famously said that she federal power might discomfort waking up to the dangers of
I f w e h a v e t o c o n s i d e r federal government will make you sees no constitutional impediment conservatives as well. It is one government power and the need
constitutionality at all, Lithwick buy it. As Rep. Pete Stark (D., to Congress’s passing a law that thing for tea-partiers to carry for true constitutional restraint.
mused, that certainly isn’t the job Calif.) told constituents, “the required every American to eat a around a copy of the Constitution That’s an idea that’s anything but
of Congress. They should just federal government can do most minimum daily amount of fruits or for candidates to call “wacky.”
pass whatever they want and let anything.” and vegetables. themselves “constitutional — Michael Tanner is a senior
the courts worry about it later. The Constitution, with all its This has been the Left’s view of conservatives.” The test will be fellow at the Cato Institute and
#ad#A similar reaction greeted the messy checks and balances and its government power at least since when their idea of a good federal author of Leviathan on the Right:
promise in the GOP Pledge to attempt to limit government to the Roosevelt administration. It program conflicts with the How Big-Government
America that all bills include a o n l y c e r t a i n “ e n u m e r a t e d was Franklin Roosevelt, after all, Constitution. Conservatism Brought Down the
clause specifically pointing to powers,” is little more than a who wrote to a congressional For instance, it would be hard to Republican Revolution. Michael
how the proposed law is provided nuisance. “I don’t worry about the committee chair, “I hope your find the constitutional provision Tanner
for in the Constitution. “Just plain Constitution,” if it gets in the way committee will not permit doubts allowing Congress to play sheriff
wacky,” wrote Susan Milligan for of passing legislation, Rep. Phil as to constitutionality, however by federalizing every crime that
US News & World Report. The Hare (D., Ill.) told a town-hall reasonable, to block the suggested catches the headlines. A strict
i n f l u e n t i a l l i b e r a l b l o g meeting. And Rep. James Clyburn legislation.” reading of the Constitution would
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Why States Should Reject the California Model of a Health


Insurance Exchange
Bob Moffit (The Foundry: benefits, enroll individuals in for California taxpayers estimated
Conservative Policy News.) Medi-Cal (the California version at $1 billion annually, primarily
Submitted at 9/29/2010 11:00:02 AM of the Medicaid program) and because of this power to mandate
administer government subsidies benefits in excess of federal
Posted September 29th, 2010 at for public health. With the requirements. The consultants
12:00pm in Health Care Print C a l i f o r n i a b o a r d , i t s expect the California board to be
This Post administrative costs would be “comprehensive” in its approach
State officials around the country borne by assessments on the to health benefit requirements.
are getting a lesson from the persons getting coverage through But any state would be required to
California legislature in how not the exchange; it would also assume the cost of any federal
to respond to Obamacare. benefit from appropriations subsidy for any person enrolling
W h i l e t h e n e w f e d e r a l l y outside of the California budget in the exchange for the coverage
supervised, state-based health process. of extra benefits beyond those
insurance exchanges are to be up The board would have the power mandated by HHS.
and running by January 1, 2014, of “selective contracting” with Genest also warned of additional
the California legislature is poised health insurers; in other words, it California taxpayer costs because
to create the California Health could pick winners and losers to of potential enrollment of
B e n e f i t E x c h a n g e t h r o u g h compete for business. As the ineligible persons in Medi-Cal
enactment of two bills ( AB 1602 editorialists at The Wall Street through the California exchange.
and SB 900). If Governor Arnold Journal note, “The result in Anyone enrolled in a state
Schwarzenegger—who ran for practice will be submarket price Medicaid program—and the
o f f i c e a s a c h a m p i o n o f controls. As a condition of Medicaid expansion under
c o n s e r v a t i v e e c o n o m i c admittance insurers will also have Obamacare is mandatory—is
p o l i c y — s i g n s t h e s e b i l l s , to justify their premium levels and eligible for health benefits as a
California would be the first state rate changes over time. Plans will matter of entitlement, the
t o e n a c t a n i d e o l o g i c a l l y still be allowed to sell outside the consultants note, not simply as a
compliant set of controls on the exchange, but in practice almost matter of state appropriation.
California health insurance all consumers will gravitate to the The California law throws into
market, effective January 1, 2011. e x c h a n g e b e c a u s e o f t h e relief the broader problem with
The California legislation would s u b s i d i e s . ” the federal law governing state-
c r e a t e t h e e x c h a n g e a s a n The board’s benefit setting would based health insurance. As the
independent government entity pretty much replicate that of the Congressional Research Service
run by a politically appointed Massachusetts Connector Board, (CRS) notes, taken to the extreme,
board with representatives of the which, instead of assisting setting up the state-based
governor, the Speaker of the Massachusetts small businesses exchanges could lay the
California Assembly, and the (as former Governor Mitt Romney foundation of a single-payer
Senate Rules Committee. From all intended), ended up ignoring them care benefits, medical treatments, course, drive up costs. On system by excluding all private
appearances, this is the version of while driving up state health care and procedures benefits even September 16, 2010, Genest i n s u r e r s — o t h e r t h a n t h o s e
a health insurance exchange costs through excessive regulation beyond those imposed by officials Consulting, a California firm, through which the Office of
favored by the left, meaning that a n d m a n d a t e s . U n d e r t h e at the Department of Health and r e p o r t e d t o t h e C a l i f o r n i a Personnel Management will
its main function would be to California legislation, the board Human Services (HHS). Chamber of Commerce that the WHY page 86
regulate insurance options, control would be able to mandate health Health benefit mandates, of legislation poses a budget “risk”
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Jimmy Carter’s National Security Policies—The Sequel?


James Carafano (The Foundry: equipment until the Reagan enemies. It was too little, too
Conservative Policy News.) military build-up came along.” late.”
Submitted at 9/29/2010 9:30:39 AM Under Obama, Gates has followed Without question, the Obama’s
much the same strategy by gutting foreign policy is at a crossroads.
They remade the Brady Bunch, missile defense; not stopping the Fully committing to finishing the
Charlie’s Angels, and The A- cancellation of the F-22 fighter; job in Iraq and Afghanistan—not
Team—why not replay the opposing additional C-17 cargo just exiting; reversing cuts in
presidency of Jimmy Carter? aircraft and the second engine for missile defense; abandoning his
The Wall Street Journal’s John the F-35 fighter; and dumping the road to zero nuclear weapons that
Fund joined the chorus last week Army’s Future Combat Systems. would likely result in more
with a piece titled The Carter- Obama’s approach to foreign nations having more weapons;
Obama Comparisons Grow: “Mr. policy sounded familiar as well: maintaining robust defense
Carter himself heightening In Year One, Carter invested all budgets; and standing up to
comparisons with his own the international prestige of his America’s adversaries rather than
presidency,” Fund wrote, “by presidency in diplomacy and courting them might make give
publishing his White House image-making. His energy was him a chance to convince the
diaries this week. ‘I overburdened dedicated almost exclusively to world that he is not the next
Congress with an array of “making nice” on the world the same limitations. Success was qualifiers that encourage our Jimmy Carter.
controversial and politically stage….It was a perpetual predicated on the cooperation of nation’s friends and enemies to For starters, Solutions for
costly requests,’ he [President exercise in ’soft power.’ America’s adversaries. And the doubt U.S. resolve. America, compiled by Heritage
Carter] said on Monday. The America’s enemies had taken Obama Doctrine has reaped pretty As Fund quotes in his article, a Foundation experts, identifies the
parallels to Mr. Obama’s measure of the man during his much the same results: foreign policy expert from the most pressing problems in 23
experience are clear.” first, change-filled year in office. When asked if he feared a U.S. Council on Foreign Relations policy areas, and recommends
Nowhere does the comparison They saw weaknesses they could m i l i t a r y s t r i k e a g a i n s t h i s pointed out, “Mr. Obama’s 128 specific policy prescriptions.
seem more apt than issues exploit. In the second year, they country’s nuclear program, the foreign policy ‘to some degree Several of them deal specifically
regarding national security and made their move. A Soviet- Iranian president scoffed at the makes him dependent on people with the challenge of keeping the
foreign policy. backed coup in Afghanistan paved notion. Meanwhile, after yielding w h o w i s h n e i t h e r h i m n o r nation safe, free, and prosperous
As we explained before, Obama’s the way for Moscow’s future t o R u s s i a n c o m p l a i n t s a n d America well. This doesn’t have i n t h e f a c e o f t h e t h r e a t s
defense policies seemed to invasion of the country. canceling plans to build missile to end badly and I hope that it c o n f r o n t i n g u s t o d a y . T h e
channel Carter’s Pentagon from Demonstrations against the shah defenses against an Iranian attack, doesn’t—but it’s not an ideal President should feel free to draw
the outset: “Harold Brown, Jimmy wracked the Iranian regime, Obama signed an arms control position after one’s first year in on any of these.
Carter’s Secretary of Defense, paving the way for revolution and treaty, which the Kremlin boasts, power.” This entry passed through the
bought nothing. Instead, he the rise of the ayatollahs. Trouble will further limit our missile Carter never recovered. “Later in Full-Text RSS service — if this is
promised a new generation of erupted across Africa, from d e f e n s e . Y e t M o s c o w s t i l l his presidency, Carter tried to your content and you're reading it
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really needed. Few of those some of it inspired by Soviet system the Obama administration increase in defense spending; our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
promises came true—most not meddling. From there on, national wants to field is too much. Once pulled the United States out of the content-only/faq.php
until the Cold War was over. security challenges and foreign again, American concessions have Moscow Olympics; and slapped Five Filters featured article:
Meanwhile, during the post- policies only worsened. It helped only encouraged Moscow to be an embargo on wheat exports to Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
Vietnam years, the military went make Carter’s stint in the White more aggressive. Even in Iraq and the Soviet Union. These actions Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
“hollow.” Lacking sufficient House a one-term deal. Afghanistan, the White House’s hurt high jumpers and American Catastrophe.
resources, our fighting forces Obama’s foreign policy had the commitments are laced with farmers, but didn’t faze our
were stuck with outmoded same impulses as Carter’s—and
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Iowa Legislator Aims to Inhibit Effects of Obamacare


Tina Korbe (The Foundry: and have it all occur there,” she states.”
Conservative Policy News.) said. “I think it’s a travesty, it’s Upmeyer’s optimistic that her
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:30:46 AM wrong, that’s not what our efforts will be successful,
Founding Fathers intended to especially given the widespread
Long before President Obama have happen, and I think that’s skepticism of the bill among
signed the Patient Protection and one of the big reasons that people Iowans right now.
Affordable Care Act into law, want to have a constitutional “Few of the people I talk to in
Iowa state representative Linda battle over this — because we Iowa believe that the federal
Upmeyer knew she opposed it and have to draw the line in the sand government, the people in
attempted to prevent the most somewhere.” Washington, hear them,
objectionable provisions from Upmeyer and her fellow understand them and work every
affecting her state. Six months Republicans in the Iowa state day to meet their specific needs
after its passage, she’s still against legislature attempted to draw that the same way state-level
Obamacare — and willing to do line before Congress even passed government does,” she said.
whatever it takes in Iowa to Obamacare. They knew how President Obama seems to
protect her citizens. effective state health care policy recognize that, too: He visits Iowa
As a registered nurse, Upmeyer could be – and they didn’t think today to focus attention on middle
knew as soon as she learned about f e d e r a l i n t e r f e r e n c e w o u l d variety of measures: a state “If we are unable to start from class families— but also,
the major measures of Obamacare improve health care for Iowans. constitutional amendment to scratch, with a clean slate, what presumably, to promote the
that it would force health care Iowa is already a low-cost, high- preserve the freedom of Iowa can we do to improve the bill? I increasingly unpopular health care
providers to jump through new quality health insurance state, citizens to provide for their own think we should look at every bill.
hoops. Upmeyer said. Ninety-six percent health care, a bill to maintain the avenue and what opportunity “I think [he’s] probably not going
“Providers are going to be of Iowa children are insured and health freedoms of Iowans and a there is to make this better.” to find the kind of reception that
spending more time filling out 9 1 p e r c e n t o f t h e g e n e r a l bill to assert Iowa state For Upmeyer, that means forging [he] hoped for,” Upmeyer said.
more forms,” she said. “It adds population owns insurance. Even sovereignty, among others, ahead in the Iowa state legislature In the meantime, Upmeyer will
another layer of bureaucracy and before Obamacare passed, adult according to The Iowa Republican and crafting state health care continue to bear the standard of
every piece of bureaucracy costs children in Iowa could remain on website. The Democratic majority policy that works for Iowa, but opposition she’s assumed.
money.” their parents’ health insurance defeated every piece of legislation doesn’t necessarily take its cues “The thing I keep stressing to
A s a s t a t e l e g i s l a t o r , s h e plans until the age of 25. The state introduced. from the federal bill. people is that we can’t give up,”
recognized that PPACA — with also had a high-risk pool. But Upmeyer’s not ready to give “I think the thing that every state she said. “We should never, never
its unprecedented individual “We don’t see any reason why we up yet — nor is she content to rest needs to be diligent about is to give up.”
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radical changes in American $20 an hour. operate in the most fertile BOND: No feeling of guilt? crashing through a window and
education -- questioning the ethics #ad#Like it or not, globalization business and intellectual SCHWARTZ: No. land on the deck of a speedboat
of teachers’ unions, reconsidering has done away with such environment on the planet. BOND: For example, that, “I’m with its motor running, killing the
ossified ideas like tenure, and fantasies, especially the notion of The current financial and Jewish, and here I am, watching guy who was going to help
junking an increasingly a privileged U.S. populace that by political climate suggests that is these people go. I could just as Schwartz escape. The boat
uncompetitive and therapeutic birthright deserves its exalted not quite any longer true. So easily be there, I should be there.” careens about the Black Sea, or
school curriculum. position. From here on out, our anger follows when None of that? whatever it’s called, as Schwartz
Instead, at present -- given a lifestyles and our very futures unemployment is over 12 percent SCHWARTZ: Well, of and Bond grapple manfully with
radical divergence in work ethics, hinge on our collective in a bankrupt state like California. course#...#I could be on the other each other, but — I forgot to tell
wages, and business climates -- productivity, innovation, and On cue, in comes a railing side or I could be the one from you — Schwartz has injected
there is a reason why most foreign imagination. If we still had the Barbara Boxer -- whose policies whom the thing is being taken Bond with some sort of slow-
automobile manufacturers that best educated and most highly had a lot to do with punishing away. But there was no sense that acting poison and he gradually
locate here do so in the South skilled work force, the most taxes, layers of government red I shouldn’t be there, because that becomes weaker until it looks like
rather than near Detroit. European productive work ethic, the most tape, and therapeutic education -- was — well, actually, in a funny the final curtain when all of a
or Asian high-tech firms go to business-friendly environment, charging that Hewlett-Packard way, it’s just like in the markets sudden he quips:
places like North Carolina’s and the most responsive and built some things overseas when it — that if I weren’t there — of BOND: Me dankt dass Christmas
Research Triangle and fiscally sound government, then a could not make a profit doing so course, I wasn’t doing it, but kommen only once-o per jahr-o
California’s Silicon Valley, where flexible and constantly changing here. somebody else would — would —
the local schools ensure a America would always be If that is to be the analysis of and — would be taking it away At which Schwartz suddenly
competent work force, and not to creating high-end jobs for its solution for outsourcing, then anyhow. And it was the — starts laughing so hysterically that
rural California, where school test citizens, well ahead of the California and this country will whether I was there or not, I was Bond is able to muster just
scores are at or near the bottom of competition, with little worry over see far worse days ahead. only a spectator, the property was enough strength to KICK HIM
the country in math and English. the fact that some lower-end tasks — NRO contributor Victor Davis being taken away. So the — I had OVER THE SIDE OF THE
#page#But again, all of that is too of assembling consumer products Hanson is a senior fellow at the no role in taking away that BOAT and into the mouths of
complicated for a Barbara Boxer. at times might migrate elsewhere. Hoover Institution, the editor of property. So I had no sense of some hungry sharks that he’d
Instead, outsourcing is Anger over outsourcing is thus a Makers of Ancient Strategy: From guilt. been keeping as pets in an earlier
demagogued as greed versus symptom of a larger malaise. Our the Persian Wars to the Fall of Is that dialogue great or what? scene that I haven’t written yet.
liberality, patriotism versus politicians assume that Americans Rome, and the author of The The scene continues: I’m telling you, you can’t make
treason. The subtext is the looking deserve both cheap consumer Father of Us All: War and BOND(in perfect Esperanto): this stuff up.
-glass notion that our middle-class products and high-wage History, Ancient and Modern. Permesso zu smoke-o? — David Kahane is the author of
and poor citizens must be able to manufacturing jobs -- and that we Victor Davis Hanson SCHWARTZ: Naturalmento, Rules for Radical Conservatives.
buy iPods and DVDs at Walmart will get both because Americans Bondo-san. Copyright © 2010 by David
at rock-bottom prices, while we are the best educated and most Bond reaches into his jacket Kahane. Excerpted by permission
demand that the workers who productive workers in the world, pocket and fishes out the of Ballantine Group, a division of
manufacture them get paid over and our managers and designers GLASSES we saw in the first Random House, Inc. All rights
scene. In a bit of absolutely reserved. No part of this excerpt
gratuitous near-nudity, the Bond may be reproduced or reprinted
Girl takes them to Blofeld Soros without permission in writing
Schwartz and puts them on him: from the publisher. David Kahane
They fit perfectly!
Bond jumps out of bed, wrestles
with Schwartz, the two of them go
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Free Speech Victory continued from page 79

support a Republican candidate,


Ryan Mauro (FrontPage individuals with the means of
Magazine » FrontPage) compared with 36 percent who
suing less wealthy critics into said they are likely to vote for a
Submitted at 9/28/2010 11:15:45 PM bankruptcy. Democrat. Interestingly, more
Ehrenfeld did not live in the Northeast independents are
On August 10, a major victory U.K., and did not publish or even breaking for Republicans than
for freedom of speech was promote her book there. However, their counterparts in the Midwest
achieved. President Obama signed Mahfouz was able to justify the or the West.
the Securing the Protection of our lawsuit because 23 copies of the “Voters across the Northeast are
Enduring and Established book were bought there online. generally fiscally conservative,”
Constitutional Heritage Act She reacted to the lawsuit by Mazzola said. “The Pelosi/Obama
(SPEECH Act) into law, stopping refusing to participate in the agenda of big spending, higher
Americans from being sued for proceedings, arguing that the taxes, and big government just
libel by individuals in other court lacked jurisdiction. As a isn’t resonating.”
countries with inadequate First result, she lost by default and she The Northeast remains solid-blue
Amendment rights. The countersued from the United territory, at least for now.
legislation is a defeat for those States saying her rights were Democrats still enjoy a five-point
who would seek to silence being violated. The New York lead among Northeast voters in a
Americans speaking out against Second Circuit Court of Appeals generic ballot matchup, according
radical Islam by threatening to ruled in her favor, and the state to Politico. But with a stable of
bankrupt them with costly passed the Libel Terrorism strong candidates, the region will
lawsuits. Protection Act, often referred to look a lot less blue this fall as
The story of the SPEECH Act as “Rachel’s Law.” Illinois, Republicans reclaim at least a few
starts with Dr. Rachel Ehrenfeld, Florida, California, Maryland, places which were traditional
the director of the American Utah and Tennessee followed. strongholds of the party.
Center for Democracy, who Dr. Ehrenfeld’s allegations — Andrew Stiles writes for
bravely stood up to a Saudi Kingdom’s libel laws that force phenomenon known as ‘libel against Mahfouz have a solid
the defendant to prove their tourism.’” National Review Online's Battle
billionaire named Khalid bin foundation. Mahfouz founded the ’10 blog. Andrew Stiles
Mahfouz who she accused of accusations in court, Mahfouz The result is that authors and Muwaffaq Foundation that was
financing terrorist groups in her sued 45 publishers and journalists publishers become unwilling to designated by the U.S. Treasury
book, Funding Evil: How and all settled, except for Dr. write about characters such as Department as a financier of Al-
Terrorism is Financed–and How Ehrenfeld. The U.N. Human Mahfouz, aware of the cost that a Qaeda. The individual chosen by
to Stop It. Mahfouz, who died of a Rights Committee even reported lengthy legal case brings. Those Mahfouz to run the charity,
heart attack on August 16, 2009, in 2008 that the laws “discourage targeted with such lawsuits have Yassin al-Qadi, was also
targeted Ehrenfeld with a lawsuit critical media reporting on matters great difficulty finding work, as blacklisted for his links to Al-
as he had done to other authors of serious public interest, potential employers want to avoid Qaeda and Hamas.
accusing him of having ties to adversely affecting the ability of meeting the same fate. This tactic,
terrorism. scholars and journalists to publish called “lawfare,” is very effective
Taking advantage of the United their work, including through the for nefarious organizations and
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administer its “multi-state Governor Schwarzenegger will


Matt Gurney (FrontPage
Magazine » FrontPage) plans”—from participating the sign the bills. Other states can do
exchange. the right thing by designing their
Submitted at 9/28/2010 11:30:44 PM Though only forthcoming own health insurance reforms and
regulations will shed light on the learning from the model
In what seems to have become an true extent to which this is established by Utah, which
annual tradition, American-led feasible, according to the CRS, promotes real competition rather
forces in Afghanistan have begun “there is no language that forces than restricting it.
their fall offensive. NATO forces an exchange to make available Co-authored by Kathryn Nix.
and units of the Afghan National any particular plan except for This entry passed through the
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and ambushes, at least in the
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territory they are familiar with. It is hoped that this time, with the recent signs that NATO and The California legislature has
While there will be casualties U.S. surge complete and more particularly the United States are acted quickly, taking the state
amongst the Western troops, if all Afghan troops available, it might willing to go further than ever to headlong in exactly the wrong
goes according to plan, ground be possible to secure the territory seek out and destroy the Taliban, direction. The only issue in
held by the Taliban will soon be for good. wherever they may be. In a C a l i f o r n i a n o w i s w h e t h e r
controlled by NATO, enabling the T h e r e i s s o m e c a u s e f o r surprising development, NATO
Afghan government to begin to optimism. A recent assessment by helicopter gunships recently
assert control and win the hearts the local Canadian commander violated Pakistan’s territorial
and minds of the locals. reported that the security situation sovereignty and invaded that
Eight thousand NATO and in the district controlled by his country’s airspace. They were
Afghan troops are a formidable troops had recently improved, a responding to an attack on a
force, and will of course be fact he credited to the surge of NATO base inside Afghanistan by
backed by the full might of U . S . f o r c e s . T h e C a n a d i a n Taliban forces, who fled into
NATO’s aircraft and artillery. commander’s cautious optimism Pakistan after carrying out their
But to a certain extent, this is déjà is in accord with those of his U.S. attack. NATO helicopters hunted
vu all over again. The current counterparts; even an official as them down and discovered them
drive by U.S. and Afghan forces high as Defense Secretary Robert inside Pakistan, a traditional safe
is sweeping through the Zhari Gates recently expressed his haven for militants returning from
district near Kandahar City, the belief that the surge of an attacks on NATO forces in
spiritual heartland of the Taliban. additional 30,000 American A f g h a n i s t a n . T h e N A T O
The Canadian Forces already soldiers into Afghanistan was helicopters flew into Pakistani
cleared this sector in 2006. After helping to bring down violence airspace and engaged the Taliban
the success of that operation, and increase the effectiveness of troops, killing at least 30, and
however, the Taliban gradually the Allies’ efforts to rebuild perhaps as many as 60.
filtered back in and reasserted Afghanistan and deny the Taliban
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The Mullahs’ Murder of Americans


Jamie Glazov (FrontPage
Magazine » FrontPage)
Submitted at 9/28/2010 11:25:02 PM

Frontpage Interview’s guest


today is Michael A. Ledeen, a
noted political analyst and a
Freedom Scholar at the
Foundation for the Defense of
Democracies. He is the author of
The Iranian Time Bomb,
Machiavelli on Modern
Leadership and Tocqueville on
American Character, and he is a
contributor to The Wall Street
Journal. His latest book is
Accomplice to Evil: Iran and the
War Against the West.
o u r n a t i o n a l can talk them out of their core
FP: Michael A. Ledeen, welcome
debate. Why? Because if you values. As Jonathan Swift said,
back to Frontpage Interview.
accept the fact that the Iranian you can’t reason a man out of
I would like to talk to you today
regime is killing Americans something he didn’t reason
about how Iran is killing our
almost every day, you are himself into in the first place.
troops and why nobody is really
compelled to do something about FP: Can you expand for us a bit
doing anything about it.
Share with us what is going on.
Ledeen: They have been killing
it. And hardly anyone is willing to
do anything effective. The only
evil action by the mullahs that
on the process by which Iran kills
our troops today? You mention
Iranian-made roadside bombs and
The Democrats’
Americans for 30 years. That’s
what the chants of “Death to
America!” are all about. From the
interests the West is the nuclear
program, even though they have
mines in Iraq and Afghanistan and
armed assaults against American
Desperation
demonstrated very clearly that troops by members of the Quds Dick Morris (FrontPage at least 80 House seats and
Hezbollah suicide attacks on the Magazine » FrontPage)
they don’t need nukes to murder force. Tell us some more what’s perhaps as many as 100, and will
US Embassy and Marine barracks
and maim thousands of happening here. Submitted at 9/28/2010 11:20:24 PM also lose control of the Senate.
in Beirut in the early 1980s, to the
Americans. Ledeen: Thousands of Americans Currently, according to published
use of Iranian-made roadside Thanks to the leadership of polls, Republicans are leading in
FP: Why did Iran declare war on have been killed and wounded.
bombs and mines in Iraq and President Obama, House Speaker 54 Democratic House districts
us? Why is it waging war on us? Those who plant the mines and
Afghanistan by terrorists trained Pelosi, and Senate Majority and, in 19 more, the incumbent
Is there anything we can do to get bombs–the IEDs and the
in Iran, to armed assaults against Leader Reid, the Democratic congressman is under 50 percent
them to stop? EFPs–are often trained by
American troops by members of Party is facing the biggest defeat o f t h e v o t e a n d h i s G O P
Ledeen: Declaring war on us is at Iranians in Iran. And many of the
the Quds force, Iran is at war with in bi-elections in the past 110 challenger is within five points.
the heart of the Iranian suicide bombers are also trained
us. years.
Revolution; war on the modern by Iranians. That makes 73 seats where
Every so often a military leader The modern record is a loss of 74 victory is within easy grasp for
world was Khomeini’s
calls attention to this fact, but no s e a t s s e t i n 1 9 2 2 , b y t h e the Republican Party. The only
dream. That’s why he called us
publication, and no political Democrats, at the height of the reason the list is not longer is that
The Great Satan. I don’t think we
leader, makes it a central theme of Harding/Teapot Dome scandals. DEMOCRATS’ page 88
This year, the Democrats will lose
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there are 160 Democratic House Instead, they are running almost
Jessica Zuckerman (The
Foundry: Conservative Policy districts that were considered so exclusively negative ads. In a few
News.) strongly blue that there is no districts, they have dug up dirt
recent polling available. that they are throwing at their
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:00:31 AM
There is no Democratic message opponents. They base their
Posted September 29th, 2010 at out there. President Obama is campaigns on tax liens, failed
11:00am in Protect America Print heralding education — an issue marriages, DWIs and the like.
This Post never mentioned on the campaign Where there is a paucity of dirt,
A recent article by Fox News led trail. Secretary of State Clinton is they resort to three pre-fab
with a quote from the Department trying to restart the peace talks in negatives: that their opponent
of Homeland Security: “We are the Middle East. Homeland favors a 23 percent national sales
not engaged in a backdoor Security Secretary Napolitano is tax, that he wants to privatize
amnesty.” Well that certainly is trying to enhance international air Social Security and that he is
news, considering that the actions safety. Attorney General Holder is shipping jobs overseas.
of the Administration, or lack re-evaluating Internet national The Republican answers are
there of, scream otherwise. security taps. And a hundred simple. Candidates urge the 23
The article goes on to highlight endangered Democrats are percent value-added tax as part of
recently published memos by the scrambling about on their own a Fair Tax reform that eliminates
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration trying to get re-elected! the income tax — a switch most
Services (USCIS) and The Democratic campaigns they voters favor. Some Republicans
Immigration and Customs are waging are formulaic. They do back letting people under 55
Enforcement (ICE), which outline make no attempt to defend the divert one-third of their FICA
“administrative alternatives to administration, but run away from taxes to approved investment
comprehensive immigration it where possible. They never alternatives, and most voters
reform.” The Department defends mention its signature legislative agree with them.
themselves by asserting that these achievements unless to say that
documents were only drafts, they opposed them. The words
meant to convey ideas, rather than by only allowing local law discourage illegal immigration, stimulus, health care reform, card-
policy. Yet, actions speak louder e n f o r c e m e n t t o c h e c k t h e while strengthening the security check, GM takeover, and cap and
than words. immigration status of those and prosperity of the United
trade never cross their lips.
It appears that when it comes to arrested for “serious offenses,” States.
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10 iPhone Apps for the Global Foodie


Jeana Lee Tahnk (Mashable!) and others, you can rely on this lite free version is also available, vernacular in pop culture, but
Submitted at 9/29/2010 10:01:34 AM handy guide as a reference but only includes four restaurant there’s so much more to the
whenever you’re food-confused. descriptions. cuisine than the fast food chain
Do you “eat to live” or “live to Cost:$0.99 2. Yum Cha Dim Sum Cost:$4.99 7. Korean Cuisine offers. The Mexi-Pedia app
eat?” Regardless of your Those push carts with the Korean food has grown in provides overviews of popular
munching motto, in this day an steaming bamboo baskets are such popularity, thanks in part to Mexican dishes and includes color
age, there are endless food options a beautiful sight and smell. But celebrity chefs like Bobby Flay photography as well.
available, and those that were when that cart comes by with the who make bulgogi (marinated, Cost:$0.99 10. iCooking
once considered unusual and mile-high stack of steamers, the grilled beef) and side dishes like Moroccan Cuisine
exotic are now mainstream. Sushi lids come off and it can be hard to kimchi (pickled cabbage) on the The iCooking Moroccan Cuisine
drive-thru, anyone? Yes, it know what exactly you’re looking Food Network. Like all world app is one of many by this app
actually does exist. With curious at. The Yum Cha Dim Sum app is cuisines however, it goes far developer featuring recipes from
palates and a willingness to a great dim sum decoder, and beyond the two or three dishes it regions all over the world. Any
even fun facts –- and it’s free.
experiment, amateur eaters and even provides color photos, is best known for. With some cook who wants to try different
Cost: Free 5. GlobeTipping
gourmands alike literally have a calorie counts and key ingredients similarities to Chinese and recipes should look into the
For those fortunate enough to
world of food at their disposal. for a variety of dim sum fare. Japanese food, but still quite iCooking series which features 16
travel internationally and
However, entering a new culture Cost:$2.99 3. 365 World Recipe different, Korean food is still a different apps on foods like BBQ,
experience these cuisines in their
and food experience can be a little Imagine following a new mystery to many. With this free Chinese, French, Greek, Indian,
native countries, it is important to
daunting. Unrecognizable smells, international food recipe for every Korean cuisine app, users can Spanish and more. This app in
know how to tip appropriately,
c l u e l e s s n e s s a b o u t f o o d day of the year. That would be an learn more about the ingredients particular features 50 popular
since each region is different. Did
pronunciations, and ingredients ambitious goal, but with this app, in 52 different dishes, how to Moroccan dishes and is well-
you know that tipping is not the
that you haven’t seen before can even the loftiest cooks can make them, and how to eat them. organized with photos, ingredients
norm in restaurants in Indonesia
leave even an adventurous eater achieve this. Although it is a very Cost: Free 8. FoodFinder and preparation tips.
and is even considered an insult in
longing for the nearest burger simple app with no photographs, What are you in the mood for Cost:$0.99
China and Japan? Now you do.
joint. the variety of recipes is tonight? Cambodian, Ethiopian or If you find some tasty recipes or
The GlobeTipping app is a must-
Luckily, there’s an app for that. impressive. Some samples from how about some Peruvian? discover a delicious restaurant via
have app for any world traveler.
Here are 10 iPhone apps that can the month of October include Whatever your palate fancies can the social web, let us know in the
Cost:$0.99 6. 42 Restaurants
h e l p g u i d e a n y o n e t h r o u g h Austrian Baked Eggs, Swedish be located with the FoodFinder comments below. More iPhone
True foodies will be able to
uncharted food territory and set Baked Fish, India Beef Curry, and app. It provides an A through Z Resources from Mashable:
appreciate all this app has to offer.
the stage for enjoyable eating much more. There’s also an listing of foods from every - 10 Useful iPhone Keyboard
42 Restaurants features recipes,
adventures. 1. Global Eater Food option within the app to send each country you can imagine, and then Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks
descriptions, chef bios and
Dictionary recipe via e-mail. maps the restaurant nearest you - 10 Incredible iPhone Portrait
stunning photography from some
You’re at an authentic Indian Cost: $0.99 4. Sushipedia via Google. FoodFinder also Photographs
of the world’s most highly-rated
restaurant and you hear fellow Sushi is so commonplace now provides phone numbers for each - 10 Incredible iPhone
restaurants. The lengthy listing
diners contemplating ordering (please refer to earlier drive-thru restaurant so you can place and Photographs
includes Le Gavroche in London;
either dhaal or ghost curry. Huh? reference), but with myriad raw order or reservation directly from - 10 Ridiculous iPhone
Picholine in New York; Tantris in
You can sneak a peek at the fish options such as hamachi, the app. Accessories [PICS]
Munich; La Rosetta in Rome and
Global Eater Food Dictionary app kanpachi and mebachi, not to Cost: Free 9. Mexi-Pedia - 5 iPhone Apps to Help You
38 more. Each restaurant features
while you snack on some naan mention the numerous maki sushi What’s the difference between a Learn to Dance
a recipe that has been hand-picked
bread and realize that they’re options, you begin to realize that burrito and a chimichanga? The Image courtesy of iStockphoto,
by each head chef (many of whom
discussing lentils or lamb. With sushi goes far beyond California latter is a fried version of the phreakanature
who have earned Michelin stars)
food definitions from cuisines all rolls. Sushipedia is a great app former. The Taco Bell chihuahua More About: apple, apps,
and with the beautiful photos of
over the world including France, that provides color photography actually did a good job of
each locale, this app offers the IPHONE page 90
Spain, China, Thailand, Mexico of sushi varieties, descriptions and improving the Mexican food
next best thing to being there. A
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screenings of The Social Network Love-Hate Zuckerberg & Parker
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Francisco. At our New York Storenvy, points out the complex
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screening with a panel that Makes Zuckerberg Look Bad
discussed several of the prominent Jonathan Dube, former Online
themes of the film –- how to News Association president,
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and scaling an Internet company - Mark Zuckerberg look bad.
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Soraya Darabi (co-founder of see, real Revenge of the Nerds.
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developer at Porter Novelli and
creator of Anckr.com, says the
movie is really good, but not
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attended the screenings.
Connie Preti, a graduate
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characterized the movie's
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The Super-Saver's Guide to Grocery Shopping at Dollar Stores


(Financiallyfit on Shine) without considering value,” adds “In order to buy and sell cheap, promotions that grocery stores beat up or stained—these are
Submitted at 9/28/2010 9:44:44 PM Art Markman, a psychology some dollar stores may sacrifice have. “You’re likely to get fresher signs that the contents have seen
professor at the University of ingredient quality when selecting produce at the supermarket—and better days.
In the last two years, the number Texas at Austin. Snap out of the merchandise,” says Tom Pirko, of if you stick to specials, you’ll get PLUS: Did You Know…? Most
of shoppers who buy groceries at haze by figuring out the cost per retail consulting company a better price per pound, too,” genuine dollar stores, where
dollar stores has shot up 500 serving and comparing it with the Bevmark. Check the label for Pirko says. If you do come across products ring up at a dollar or
percent—but not everything in the usual supermarket price. Doing a what should be the obvious main unbeatable produce deals, stick to less, don’t accept manufacturers’
store is a steal. Put these five little math will make you less ingredient, such as milk in a dairy long-lasting staples like cabbage, coupons, since store prices are
savvy habits into practice to keep likely to be manipulated by product. In lesser-quality onions and apples, and be sure to already at rock bottom. But stores
the savings coming. marketing ploys. versions, hydrogenated oil might inspect your goods for bruising or that use the “dollar” term loosely
1. Don’t believe everything is a 2. Make a list—but keep it vague. be used instead. In subpar mold. and stock more expensive items
steal. A list is the best weapon against packaged meat items, soy protein 5. Check the expiration date and generally do honor coupons.
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guarantee huge savings, but this everchanging inventory at dollar says dietitian Delia Hammock. Since most dollar-store Photography by Levi Brown
isn’t always the case,” says Teri stores makes it hard to stick to a “Be selective because products merchandise comes from MORE LIKE THIS:
Gault, of thegrocerygame.com. too-specific plan. Instead of become economical courtesy of manufacturer closeouts and This entry passed through the
First of all, only 23 percent of skipping the list altogether, additives and fillers,” she adds. overstocks, it probably sat in Full-Text RSS service — if this is
merchandise at these stores Stephanie Nelson, author of The 4. Skip the produce section. warehouses before hitting store your content and you're reading it
actually rings up at a dollar or Coupon Mom’s Guide to Cutting Dollar stores are at the bottom of shelves, Pirko says. Inventory on someone else's site, please read
less! Also, some items, such as Your Grocery Bills in Half, the food chain, Pirko says. This moves quickly, however, so our FAQ page at fivefilters.org/
candy, snacks and cereal—even if recommends jotting down general means they usually get last typically there won’t be expired content-only/faq.php
they are a dollar—are more categories, like canned goods and pick—after supermarkets, products. Still, you may find you Five Filters featured article:
expensive per serving than k i t c h e n c l e a n i n g s u p p l i e s . convenience stores and even gas only have a few days before the Beyond Hiroshima - The Non-
supermarket offerings. “The idea Looking for items only in those stations—from distributors. jig is up. When it comes to buying Reporting of Falluja's Cancer
that everything in the store is categories will help you avoid Translation: The produce is far in bulk, check the expiration date Catastrophe.
cheap makes shoppers more likely buying things you don’t need. from peak. Plus, it’s rare to find before deciding how much to buy.
to mindlessly purchase items 3. Read ingredient lists. the deep-discount seasonal And avoid any packages that look