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Method: Only Inauthentic "Green" Cleaning


Products Are Failing
Ariel Schwartz (Fast Company) crackers?
Submitted at 5/13/2011 6:22:08 PM Ryan acknowledges that the big
players--Clorox Greenworks, Arm
Numbers show that people are & Hammer Essentials, and so
giving up on non-toxic cleaning forth--did help grow the eco-
products. But they're really just friendly cleaning product category
giving up the ones that are doing through low prices, but ultimately
it for show. "they brought in people who
Are people so fed up with weren't committed to moving
greenwashing that they're giving towards the cause of
up entirely on non-toxic cleaning sustainability."
products? Last month's New York So while we can't begrudge
Times article entitled "As companies like Clorox for making
Consumers Cut Spending, 'Green' non-toxic cleaning products
Products Lose Allure" seems to be widely accessible, they aren't
a downer at first. Sales of Clorox winning out. It may be more of a
Greenworks and other "green" credibility problem than anything
cleaning products from big brands expensive, brands like Method story. We had the chance to visit Ryan likens the "played-out" eco- else. If these companies want to
have dropped precipitously over and Seventh Generation, Mr. Method's offices earlier this week, friendly cleaning product trend to bring in repeat customers, they
the past few years--perhaps Powers suggested, because those where cofounder (and occasional what we have already seen with have to convince them that it's
because of cost or simply because customers tended to be more Fast Company contributor) Eric food, "where the nonauthentic more than just branding--and they
consumers don't care about affluent and more wedded to Ryan explained his side of the brands that tried to put a can do that by making customers
environmental responsibility environmental causes. Both issue. "It's not that clean products proposition of health and wellness care about what they're buying.
during a recession. Commence companies say they had double- are failing by any means... it's that out there failed, but the authentic [Image: Ariel Schwartz]
rending of garments. digit growth in 2010 after a flat the players that have gone into the brands are doing great." What Reach Ariel Schwartz via Twitter
But buried in the article is this: year in 2009. green space are not doing it in an would you trust more for your or email.
Sales held up at smaller, and more That may be only part of the authentic way," he says. health: Natural Cheetos or Kashi
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Ron Paul Launches 2012 Bid; Says America


Is Ready for His Libertarian Message
(Christianpost.com > Politics) surprise that Texas Congressman illegal in terms of substances: lot of areas where people just
Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:31:43 PM Paul's rhetoric about limited marijuana, cocaine, heroin, don't want to hear about it."
government is gaining methamphetamines, you name it," A March Barna poll seems to
(Reuters / Brian Snyder) momentum. explained Franc. affirm Franc's view. Although
U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R- Prior to the announcement, Paul Paul, a 12-term House Paul was listed among
T X ) w a i t s f o r a t e l e v i s i o n tested the waters at the Fox News representative, affirmed his purist evangelicals' top five presidential
interview at a campaign stop in GOP debate. The debate featured views during the May 5th debate, picks, he was ranked last with a
Exeter, New Hampshire May 13, Herman Cain, Gary Johnson, Rick saying "If you have the 51 percent approval rating.
2011, after announcing his Santorum and Tim Pawlenty. inconsistency, then you are not Former Arkansas Gov. Huckabee
candidacy for the Republican Notably absent were the bigger came out on top in the debate.
defending liberty." took the top spot in the poll with
Presidential nomination earlier in names including Mike Huckabee, Paul has also won the straw polls
He also affirmed that if he were an 88 percent favorable rating.
the day. from the 2011 Conservative
Mitt Romney, Donald Trump and president, he would end federal Evangelicals may have also
Paul made his bid for the 2012 Michele Bachmann. Political Action Conference and
regulation on illegal substances bypassed Paul because of doubt
GOP presidential nomination Though Cain, a former CEO the online poll for the 2011 Tea
allowing states like California to over his electability.
official Friday on ABC's "Good Godfather's Pizza, initially was Party Patriots' American Policy
legalize the drug if they desired to Tom Minnery, vice president of
Morning America." A staunch pegged as the winner of the first Summit.
do so. Focus on the Family's government
libertarian, Paul believes that Republican debate in the focus Heritage Foundation Vice
Paul, a supporter of the Defense and public policy arm Citizen
"[the] time has come around to the group, many of Paul's responses President of Government Studies
of Marriage Act, explained his Link, said of Paul during the
point where the people are roused the audience in applause. Michael Franc acknowledges that
support saying that he approved February CPAC, "He has a very
agreeing with much of what I've The following weekend, Paul's Paul's message about limited
of allowing states to decide small but very strong following."
been saying for 30 years." government appeals to many
poll approval rating as the whether or not to legalize same- The FOTF official said Paul's
An April Gallup poll showed that debate's winner soared among Fox conservatives, including some
sex marriage. However, he told base will not be enough to help
nearly half of Americans (47 News viewers. Christians.
the crowd that he did not think him win the GOP primary. "I
percent) rated current economic Like us on Facebook "In many cases that would be
anyone should try to put their suspect that he will not prevail,"
conditions as "poor." When Last Friday, the FoxNews.com viewed as a positive by Christian
views of marriage on others, Minnery predicted.
respondents were asked in another debate poll showed that Cain was conservative voters," he said
including his own as a Protestant. A CNN poll released last week
April Gallup poll to express how up by 54 percent (1,103 voters) as noting that that libertarians' belief
Franc noted that Christian revealed that Paul has the best
much confidence they had in a of 5 p.m., ET. Paul, with the in limited government is
conservatives recognize that chance of all the possible GOP
particular group or position to approval of 543 voters or about 29 consistent with Christians' desire
families, churches and other contenders against Obama. The
recommend the right thing for the percent of the poll, was a distant to worship without government
forms of community should come poll showed that he would only
economy, the largest majority (58 second. interference.
first in regulating its members. trail the president by seven points
percent) said they had a great deal By Saturday, 2:55 p.m.ET, the However, Franc says purist
But they also recognize that some in a hypothetical election.
to a fair amount of trust in their results changed to reveal Paul as libertarianism views on the
actions have widespread However, Paul's national support
governors over President Barack the winner of the first Republican legalization of drugs and same-
repercussions and should be currently ranks at six percent in a
O b a m a o r R e p u b l i c a n s o r presidential debate by 55.45 sex marriage may be a stumbling
regulated on a larger scale. Gallup poll comparing his
Democrats in Congress. block for Christians who consider
percent (2665 votes). A similar He concluded, "There's going to favorability to that of A list
With Americans disgruntled with poll posted on FoxInsider.com themselves social conservatives.
be some selective ... libertarian contenders.
the president and government's also showed last Saturday that a "Some libertarians ... believe that
messages that will be well
handling of the economy, it is no majority of voters believe Paul the government should have no RON page 9
received, but there's going to be a
role in deciding what should be
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How one Japanese village defied the tsunami


(AP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) seawall behind the community's Fudai, about 320 miles (510 "They weren't necessarily against Fudai Elementary School sits no
Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:04:06 PM adjacent fishing port protected kilometers) north of Tokyo, the idea of floodgates, just the more than a few minutes walk
Fudai from the waves that depends on the sea. Fishermen size," said Yuzo Mifune, head of inland. It looks the same as it did
By TOMOKO A. HOSAKA, obliterated so many other towns boast of the seaweed they harvest. Fudai's resident services and an on March 10. A group of boys
Associated Press on March 11. Two months after A pretty, white-sand beach lures unofficial floodgate historian. recently ran laps around a
FUDAI, Japan – In the rubble of the disaster, more than 25,000 are tourists every summer. "But Wamura somehow baseball field that was clear of the
Japan's northeast coast, one small missing or dead. But Wamura never forgot how persuaded them that this was the junk piled up in other coastal
village stands as tall as ever after "However you look at it, the quickly the sea could turn. only way to protect lives." neighborhoods.
the tsunami. No homes were effectiveness of the floodgate and Massive earthquake-triggered Construction began in 1972 Their coach, Sachio Kamimukai,
swept away. In fact, they barely seawall was truly impressive," tsunamis flattened Japan's despite lingering concerns about was born and raised in Fudai. He
got wet. Fudai Mayor Hiroshi Fukawatari northeast coast in 1933 and 1896. its size as well as bitterness said he never thought much about
Fudai is the village that survived said. In Fudai, the two disasters among landowners forced to sell the floodgate until the tsunami.
— thanks to a huge wall once Towns to the north and south also destroyed hundreds of homes and land to the government. "It was just always something that
deemed a mayor's expensive folly braced against tsunamis with killed 439 people. Even current Mayor Fukawatari, was there," said Kamimukai, 36.
a n d n o w v i n d i c a t e d a s t h e concrete seawalls, breakwaters "When I saw bodies being dug up who helped oversee construction, "But I'm very thankful now."
community's salvation. and other protective structures. from the piles of earth, I did not had his doubts. The floodgate works for Fudai's
The 3,000 residents living But none were as tall as Fudai's. know what to say. I had no "I did wonder whether we needed layout, in a narrow valley, but it
between mountains behind a cove The town of Taro believed it had words," Wamura wrote of the something this big," he said in an wouldn't necessarily be the
owe their lives to a late leader the ultimate fort — a double- 1933 tsunami in his book about interview at his office. solution for other places,
who saw the devastation of an layered 33-foot-tall (10-meter- Fudai, "A 40-Year Fight Against The concrete structure spanning Fukawatari said.
earlier tsunami and made it the tall) seawall spanning 1.6 miles Poverty." 673 feet (205 meters) was Fudai's biggest casualty was its
priority of his four-decade tenure (2.5 kilometers) across a bay. It He vowed it would never happen completed in 1984. The total bill port, where the tsunami destroyed
to defend his people from the next proved no match for the tsunami again. of 3.56 billion yen was split boats, equipment and warehouses.
one. two months ago. In 1967, the town erected a 51- between the prefecture and central The village estimates losses of 3.8
H i s 5 1 - f o o t ( 1 5 . 5 - m e t e r ) In Fudai, the waves rose as high foot (15.5-meter) seawall to shield government, which financed billion yen ($47 million) to its
floodgate between mountainsides as 66 feet (20 meters), as water homes behind the fishing port. public works as part of its postwar fisheries industry.
took a dozen years to build and marks show on the floodgate's But Wamura wasn't finished. He economic strategy. One resident remains missing. He
meant spending more than $30 towers. So some ocean water did had a bigger project in mind for On March 11, after the 9.0 made the unlucky decision to
million in today's dollars. flow over but it caused minimal the cove up the road, where most earthquake hit, workers remotely check on his boat after the
"It cost a lot of money. But damage. The gate broke the of the community was located. closed the floodgate's four main earthquake.
without it, Fudai would have tsunami's main thrust. And the That area needed a floodgate with panels. Smaller panels on the Wamura left office three years
disappeared," said seaweed community is lucky to have two panels that could be lifted to allow sides jammed, and a firefighter after the floodgate was completed.
fisherman Satoshi Kaneko, 55, mountainsides flanking the gate, the Fudai River to empty into the had to rush down to shut them by He died in 1997 at age 88. Since
whose business has been ruined offering a natural barrier. cove and lowered to block hand. the tsunami, residents have been
but who is happy to have his The man credited with saving tsunamis. The tsunami battered the white visiting his grave to pay respects.
family and home intact. Fudai is the late Kotaku Wamura, He insisted the structure be as tall beach in the cove, leaving debris At his retirement, Wamura stood
The floodgate project was a 10-term mayor whose political as the seawall. and fallen trees. But behind the before village employees to bid
criticized as wasteful in the 1970s. reign began in the ashes of World The village council initially floodgate, the village is virtually
But the gate and an equally high War II and ended in 1987. balked. untouched. HOW page 10
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This Is What It Really Looks Like When


The Coal Industry Targets Kids
Ariel Schwartz (Fast Company)
Submitted at 5/13/2011 5:54:52 PM

Coal Cares was just a parody of


what it would look like if the coal
industry targeted kids. But the
coal industry's actual marketing
to children, (with an assist from
Scholastic), is much more
insidious.
We recently looked at Coal
Cares, a parody site that imagines
what it would look like if Peabody
Energy--the world's largest
private coal company--launched a
pro-coal website for kids (Bieber-
themed inhalers for everyone!).
But the coal industry's actual
marketing for kids is much more
insidious, and markedly less
funny.
Friends of the Earth launched a
campaign this week asking
Scholastic to "stop selling
elementary school students on
coal." What exactly is Scholastic
doing? The American Coal
Foundation recently hired the
company to produce The United
States of Energy, a set of pro-coal
materials intended to teach fourth-
grade kids about the different
energy sources used to power the
U.S. The materials were
distributed to classrooms around fail to mention any of the map below (larger PDF here). benefits of different energy without coal: "Coal is produced in
the country. disadvantages of coal--like the This would be fine for coal sources. But Bill Bigelow, half of the 50 states, and America
At first glance, the coal- fact, for example, that coal marketing materials. It's less Curriculum Editor of Rethinking has 27 percent of the world’s coal
sponsored worksheets seem burning is linked to numerous acceptable when it's what we're Schools magazine, reads between resources. In fact, America has
benign enough. But the materials health problems, including asthma teaching our kids as fact. The map the lines ( PDF): The map’s THIS page 9
and bronchitis. Take a look at the seemingly runs through all the subtext is that we’d be lost
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Rising Mississippi River may take toll on


businesses - NOLA.com
(Top Stories - Google News) because trucks are few and far McDermott International, for to measure the economic impact instance, would be the three
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:38:57 AM between and are already instance, both have facilities in of the rising river and any Louisiana riverboat casinos
committed.” Amelia, just outside Morgan City. potential flooding on Louisiana currently assessing their risks,
As the Mississippi River As a result, Borne’ said several But because the company’s businesses. Ryan Bilbo, assistant said Wade Duty, president of the
continues to rise and state and plants preshipped goods last week operations occur largely outdoors director of the Department of Louisiana Casino Association.
local officials make plans for how but others have had to curtail and the equipment can easily be Economics at Louisiana State The Amelia Belle in Amelia just
to handle the deluge of water production. moved, operations should restart University, said researchers are outside Morgan City and the Belle
heading South, businesses in At least one plant shut down soon after any flooding occurs, using a database of Louisiana of Baton Rouge and Hollywood
Louisiana are preparing for completely. The Mosaic Co., Scott said. businesses that is “spatially Casino, both in the capital city, all
shutdowns and financial losses. which produces phosphate “It’s not like a General Motors aware,” meaning able to be are in areas where higher river
Though they likely will not flood, chemicals, said Tuesday that it plant that you can’t move and if directly compared with Army levels will affect operations.
chemical plants, refineries and had temporarily closed its you flood it’s ruined,” Scott said. Corps of Engineers flood maps to Though there’s no worry that the
shipyards that depend on the Louisiana operations due to the “They should be able to recover in determine which businesses are boats would be damaged, Duty
state’s collection of waterways to impact of river flooding on its the short period.” likely to flood. The team will then said, there is concern that the
receive and distribute products, electrical supplies. The company Instead, Scott said concern use Bureau of Economic Analysis shore side operations would be
are among the businesses most at said it would resume operations should be on whether or not a multipliers to measure the damaged, limiting access to the
risk for economic disruption. “when river water levels recede network of natural gas and economic impact of those boats. In Amelia, there is the
“The rising river is of great and conditions permit.” The hazardous liquid pipelines that run business closures over varying added worry that flooding in and
concern to our companies,” said Minnesota company has two under and over the Atchafalaya periods of time. around Morgan City would inhibit
Dan Borne’, president of the plants in St. James Parish. River will be disrupted. There are But that information won’t be the ability of the casino’s 400
Louisiana Chemical Association. Similarly, Conrad Industries Inc. 15 major natural gas lines and 13 available for several weeks, Bilbo employees to report to work, Duty
“Many along the river are temporarily shuttered its Morgan hazardous liquid lines in the area, said, because it will need to be said.
experiencing production and City shipyard on the Atchafalaya Scott said. The former carries “mulled over internally” before “The bigger challenge for them
shipping challenges because of River. natural gas to the northeastern being passed along to the state. won’t be the property,” Duty said.
the rise.” The company moved vessels, part of the country. Such data, Bilbo said, could be “It’s going to be how it’s going to
Borne’ said he has heard from 14 equipment and about 200 “The questions are ‘Are those used to make the state’s case for affect their employees.”
or 15 chemical plants expressing employees to two shipyards in very old pipelines? Are they federal assistance when the time The Governor’s Office of
varying degrees of operational Amelia, said Cecil Hernandez, buried properly so that they’ll stay comes. So far, the LSU Homeland Security and
limitations. Many of them say Conrad’s vice president and chief down? If they are over (the river), researchers are not including the Emergency Preparedness virtually
they are having docking issues, financial officer. are they high enough that they impact to industries like tourism, activated the state’s Business
which make it difficult to get raw “We’re trying to be proactive and won’t get hit by debris?’” Scott which are unlikely to suffer from Emergency Operations Center on
materials in and to ship their plan for the floodwater,” said. “That’s something that flooding but may still be May 5 to assist businesses with
products out. Hernandez said. would affect the entire nation.” negatively impacted. emergency preparation and
“Some of the plants are However, economist Loren Scott, The complete economic impact “That’s something we have yet to response.
attempting to make provisions to a professor emeritus at Louisiana of the rising river and expected consider and will consider in the Jaquetta White can be reached at
try to ship cargo that would have State University, said he doesn’t flooding won’t be known for future,” Bilbo said. “Right now jwhite@timespicayune.com or
gone by barge by truck or rail, believe shipyards on the whole weeks. we’re picking the largest things 504.826.3494.
instead,” Borne’ said. “But that will suffer tremendous losses. Researchers at Louisiana State that are easiest to measure first.”
doesn’t automatically happen Bollinger Shipyards and University are working on a plan Outside the study’s purview, for RISING page 9
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Libya buries imams 'killed in NATO strike'


(AFP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) every man we should take down grandchildren. reported having struck 20 Fogh Rasmussen also was at the
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:34:46 AM one thousand men... from France, Ibrahim told reporters Kadhafi "is armoured vehicle storage White House Friday for closed-
Italy, Denmark, Britain, Qatar and in very good health, high morale, buildings around Tripoli on door discussions with Obama.
by W.G. Dunlop the United Arab Emirates." high spirits," and "he is in Friday, as well as an armoured Rasmussen said NATO was
TRIPOLI (AFP) – Libyans Ibrahim said Mijrah's views were Tripoli." personnel carrier and four military fulfilling its UN-mandated
prepared Saturday to bury 11 his own. Kadhafi's audio message trucks in the vicinity of Misrata. mission in Libya, had saved
imams killed in what Moamer Meanwhile Kadhafi, whom Italy appeared to have been made after On the diplomatic front, the rebel "numerous lives" and had stopped
Kadhafi's regime said was a claimed was wounded and on the a NATO strike on his Bab al- leadership made tepid gains. the Kadhafi regime's bid to retake
NATO air strike, but the alliance run, said he was beyond the reach Aziziya compound early In Washington, the Libyan rebel the country by force after
said it had targeted a military site of NATO bombs. Thursday, because he referred to movement's number two, widespread uprisings.
yet regretted any loss of civilian "I want to say to the Crusader "the martyrdom of three civilians, Mahmud Jibril, was received at Nicolas Sarkozy will meet Jibril
lives. cowards that I live in a place journalists." the White House by President in Paris on Saturday, the French
At least 50 other people were where I cannot be reached or Late Friday and early Saturday, a Barack Obama's national security president's office said.
wounded in the attack on the killed; I live in the hearts of series of six loud explosions adviser Tom Donilon. Meanwhile, rebel chief Mustafa
eastern city of Brega early Friday, millions," he said in an audio rocked Tripoli as jets flew The White House said the rebels' Abdul Jalil was holding Saturday
with five of them in critical message aired Friday on state overhead. Smoke could be seen National Transitional Council was what the insurgents billed as a
condition, government spokesman television. rising from one of the sites in a "legitimate and credible" voice "town hall" meeting in the rebel
Mussa Ibrahim said on Friday. Italian Foreign Minister Franco eastern Tripoli, witnesses said. of the Libyan people but stopped stronghold of Benghazi with
NATO said a "command and Frattini had said Kadhafi was On the battlefield, rebels short of offering it full diplomatic leaders from western cities that
control bunker was struck in "probably outside of Tripoli and reportedly made new progress in recognition. remain under Kadhafi's control.
Brega early this (Friday) morning, probably also injured," and that their advance towards the eastern The White House said it was In The Hague, ICC prosecutor
as the structure was being used by the reports came from the Roman and western boundaries of the working with Congress on Luis Moreno-Ocampo said he
the Kadhafi regime to coordinate Catholic bishop of Tripoli. western port city of Misrata. changes to the law to allow a would seek arrest warrants for
strikes against the Libyan civilian But the bishop, Giovanni An AFP correspondent said they portion of around $30 billion (21 three people considered most
population." Martinelli, denied making such had moved 20 kilometres (12 billion euros) in Kadhafi regime responsible for crimes against
"We are aware of allegations of comment. miles) in the east to reach the assets blocked in the United humanity in Libya. Diplomats
civilian casualties in connection to "What the foreign minister said is gates of Tavarga and in the west States to be funneled towards the expect Kadhafi to be among them.
this strike and although we cannot not right because I never said that they reached the gates of the city opposition. This entry passed through the
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when they occur." "I only said that he was under NATO said it hit two tanks in the opposition which wants the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
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with Ibrahim, identified as death of his son. I did not say he listed other "key hits" that day to as "the sole" legitimate Filters featured article: If At First
Nureddin al-Mijrah, called for was wounded or that he left include a "command and control interlocutor of the Libyan people. You Don't Succeed - Four
revenge. Tripoli." node" in Tripoli as well as two White House spokesman Jay Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
He urged Muslims across the An April 30 air strike missed surface-to-air missile launchers in Carney said such a step was Topple Gadafi.
world "to take revenge for our Kadhafi but killed his son, Seif al- the capital's vicinity. "premature."
brothers who died today. For A r a b , a n d t h r e e o f h i s The military alliance also NATO Secretary General Anders
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One Last Battle: Spinning Bin Laden's


Legacy - NPR
(Top Stories - Google News) footage released by the U.S. Finding and killing bin Laden that a bin Laden diary found in his an example of what's called
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:56:20 AM Department of Defense. was not enough. Almost as house showed he had differences strategic communication —
The operation against Osama bin important was what came with his followers over what putting out news that furthers
Enlarge Rex Features/ AP Laden was more than just a afterward: the work of telling the targets should be hit. And U.S. your cause.
The Osama bin Laden watches military raid. It was also an story of the operation in such a officials anonymously told "Strategic communication is a
himself on TV, a still from video opportunity to attack bin Laden's way as to advance U.S. interests. Reuters that pornography was huge part of the bin Laden killing.
footage released by the U.S. image and ideology. The Bin Laden Narrative found in bin Laden's compound. Taking advantage of that, getting
Department of Defense. Rex The war on al-Qaida is in part a In the time since bin Laden was Were those details leaked by U.S. the message out, framing it in the
Features/ AP propaganda struggle, fought with killed, each day has brought a officials anxious to discredit bin right way to get some benefit
The Osama bin Laden watches the aim of changing attitudes in little more news about the Laden's al-Qaida movement in the
himself on TV, a still from video the Muslim world. operation. This week, we learned Muslim world? If so, it would be ONE page 10
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How Fox News is fueling the Common non-


controversy (The Cutline)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) (Common is among those who threats to shoot police and at least so it seemed like it was finally those who huff only the heady
Submitted at 5/13/2011 12:03:42 PM have vocalized their support for one passage calling for the time to put the whole episode to mix of partisan hackery, character
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Sarah Palin was the only one to ratings and send pageviews Well, I hope you enjoyed that Stewart's take aired a few hours Monday night. Stay tuned.
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from it," says Christopher Paul of


the RAND Corporation.
Brennan suggested that bin
Laden, the jihadi hero, resided in
going to make you not respect
him," Doran says.
long been to challenge the al-
Qaida argument that the United
announces steps
If before his death bin Laden had a mansion and used a woman as a Managing The Message States is at war with Islam or the to speed oil
lost some control over his shield when Navy SEALs came When government spokesmen Muslim world.
followers, the al-Qaida movement after him. exaggerate in their eagerness to "Around his death, I think we saw production -
could be in real turmoil now. "Here is bin Laden, living in this score a propaganda point, their it as an important opportunity to
Michael Doran, who served as the million-dollar-plus compound in credibility suffers. say Osama bin Laden in many Washington Post
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Change Generation: Obama announces


Wanderfly's Christy Liu On steps to speed US oil
production (AP)
Reimagining Travel Sites
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extending existing leases in the
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industries, doing strategy at both young people that happy careers President Barack Obama is reserve in Alaska.
Christy Liu is the cofounder of Y o u n g & R u b i c a m a n d happen. The site features video directing his administration to
travel site Wanderfly, "We help Pearlfisher. Her job is to get vignettes of young professionals
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Louisiana Is About To Be Flooded Network gamer? At least you're


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100 million PSN users who've had
their data nicked by shadowy

With A Wall Of Water Nearly As digital thieves. Sony's (probably)


working hard to get the service
back online before everyone
throws their PS3s in a canal, but

Big As Connecticut
Gregory White (Business flooded in Louisiana as well.
with the only date we have to go
on still nearly three weeks away,
we thought we'd rattle through a
Insider) few suggestions of what to do in
The opening of the Morganza
the meantime.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:27:39 AM floodway will also have an impact
1. Go outside
on oil and gas production in the
The Morganza floodway, a safety Just kidding. We hate the
region, as several refineries
valve on the Mississippi River outdoors as much as you.
operate in affected areas.
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How You Can Profit From Japan's Solution


To Its Energy Crisis
William Patalon III (Business accident, Japan already consumed accuracy and timing. I reached
Insider) about 35% of the world's annual him at his office in Canada, where
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:50:00 AM liquefied natural gas output, he and his family live so that he
meaning heightened LNG imports can be closer to many of the
Just days after Money Morning would be one of the most likely natural-resources companies that
columnist Peter Krauth predicted candidates to make up for the he follows for the "Global
a global uptick in liquefied natural energy shortfall. Resource Alert" (so many of the
gas (LNG) demand because of the Krauth also understood that miners and energy firms that he
nuclear-powerplant disaster in Japan had to move quickly - follows are Canadian-based).
Japan, experts predicted the Asian e s p e c i a l l y s i n c e t h e f a s t - After accepting my kudos, his
heavyweight would boost LNG approaching hot-weather season comments were both modest - and
imports by 50% to help ease the would only exacerbate that matter of fact.
massive energy shortage the country's energy shortfall. Said Krauth: "In assessing the
country now faces because of the Surprisingly, we very quickly consequences of Japan's nuclear
tragedy. received a number of comments, e disaster, it was clear to me that
Krauth is Money Morning's -mails and other bits of feedback LNG would really benefit," he
resident natural resources expert, f r o m r e a d e r s w h o a r d e n t l y said in a call from his office up in
and he also runs the " Global disagreed with Krauth's LNG resource-rich Canada. "Of all the
Resource Alert" advisory service. imports prediction. options, it made the most sense in
Late last month, in the special Krauth knew that he'd be terms of a quick turnaround time."
and Australia were meeting to the greeting: "Congratulations, my
report " A Trillion Reasons to Bet vindicated. But even he was Added Krauth:"And here's the
discuss ways that Australia could boy - you just hit the ammo
Big on LNG," Krauth told Money surprised at just how quickly that other thing, Bill: When it comes
help Japan solve its energy dump."
Morning subscribers to take a vindication arrived. to worldwide demand growth, the
shortfall. Australian LNG imports I brought that little tradition with
close look at liquefied natural gas, LNG Imports Will be the Key global uptick will not be limited
was listed as a likely option. me to Money Morning: When the
predicting that Japan would seize The very next night after we to Japan. South Korea is eyeing
And that still wasn't the end of it. very smart gurus who write for
u p o n L N G a s a r e a d y a n d published Krauth's essay, Radio Canada's high arctic as a major
A few days later, a survey of you "hit the ammo dump" with a
plentiful partial solution to its Japan- the country's external LNG source, and making concrete
experts revealed that Japan would major market "call," I
increasingly serious energy- shortwave-broadcasting service - moves.
likely boost LNG imports by 50% immediately phone them to offer
shortfall quagmire. reported that Indonesia, the "This past January, a group of
to address the energy shortfall. congratulations - and to pump
Japan relies on fuel imports for world's third-largest exporter of South Korean ‘natgas' executives,
Years ago, when I was covering them for some follow-up fodder
most of its energy needs. After the liquefied natural gas, was looking including the CEO of Kogas
Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: EK) to present to all of our readers.
M a r c h 1 1 e a r t h q u a k e a n d to ship as many as 21 additional (Korea Gas Corp.), the world's
as a business reporter for the A Look Ahead
subsequent powerplant accident cargoes of the fuel to Japan this largest LNG importer, met in
Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) After reviewing all three of the
ruined 20% of its nuclear power year. Canada's Northwest Territories.
newspaper in Upstate New York - global media reports that
output, Japan has been forced to And the "vindication" didn't stop Though in its infancy, their idea is
and broke a big story - a Wall supported his prediction that
s e e k o u t o t h e r s o u r c e s o f there. to someday import LNG from
Street analyst friend of mine who Japan would dramatically boost
electricity. A day after the Indonesia Canada's Mackenzie Delta
also followed the photo giant its LNG imports, I telephoned
Krauth knew that, even before revelation, Radio Japan reported
would routinely telephone me, Peter to congratulate him for a
the earthquake and powerplant that the prime ministers of Japan HOW page 14
and would start off his call with call that was impressive in both its
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continued from page 13 How Chicago
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Louisiana to Open Spillway To Avert Flood


Disaster
(FOXNews.com) New Orleans, Baton Rouge and to reach Morgan City until around flowing past Vicksburg, Miss., prices skyrocketing, but now
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:33:52 AM the numerous oil refineries and Tuesday. Still, the city has already would fill the Superdome, where many are facing ruin, with
chemical plants along the lower taken steps to shore up its levee. the NFL's New Orleans Saints floodwaters swallowing up corn,
LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. -- reaches of the Mississippi. The corps employed a similar play, in 50 seconds. cotton, rice and soybean fields.
Army engineers prepared "Protecting lives is the No. 1 cities-first strategy earlier this This is the second spillway to be In far northeastern Louisiana,
Saturday to slowly open the gates priority," Army Corps of month when it blew up a levee in opened in Louisiana. About a where Tap Parker and about 50
of an emergency spillway along Engineers Maj. Gen. Michael Missouri -- inundating an week ago, the corps used cranes other farmers filled and stacked
the rising Mississippi River, Walsh said at a news conference estimated 200 square miles of to remove some of the Bonnet massive sandbags along an old
diverting floodwaters from Baton aboard a vessel on the river at farmland and damaging or Carre's wooden barriers, sending levee to no avail. The Mississippi
Rouge and New Orleans, yet Vicksburg. A few hours later, the destroying about 100 homes -- to water into the massive Lake flowed over the top and nearly 19
inundating homes and farms in corps made the decision to open take the pressure off the levees Ponchatrian and eventually the square miles of soybeans and
parts of Louisiana's populated the key spillway and inundate protecting the town of Cairo, Ill., Gulf of Mexico. corn, known in the industry as
Cajun country. thousands of homes and farms in population 2,800. That spillway, which the corps "green gold," was lost.
About 25,000 people and 11,000 Louisiana's Cajun country to avert The disaster was averted in built about 30 miles upriver from "This was supposed to be our
structures could be in harm's way a potentially bigger disaster in Cairo, a bottleneck where the New Orleans in response to the good year. We had a chance to
when the Morganza spillway is Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Ohio and Mississippi rivers meet. flood of 1927, was last opened in really catch up. Now we're
unlocked for the first time in 38 Engineers feared that weeks of This intentional flood is more 2008. May 9 marked the 10th scrambling to break even," said
years. Sheriffs and National pressure on the levees could cause controlled, however, and residents time it has been opened since the Parker, who has been farming
Guardsmen were warning people them to fail, swamping New are warned by the corps each year structure was completed in 1931. since 1985.
in a door-to-door sweep through Orleans under as much as 20 feet in written letters, reminding them The spillways could be opened for Cotton prices are up 86 percent
the area, and shelters were ready of water in a disaster that would of the possibility of opening the weeks, or perhaps less, if the river from a year ago, and corn --
to accept up to 4,800 evacuees, have been much worse than spillway, which is 4,000 feet long flow starts to subside. which is feed for livestock, a
Gov. Bobby Jindal said. Hurricane Katrina in 2005. and has 125 gate bays. In Vicksburg, Miss., Warren major ingredient in cereals and
Some people living in the Instead, the water will flow 20 The spillway, built in 1954, is County Sheriff Martin Pace said soft drinks, and the raw material
threatened stretch of countryside - miles south into the Atchafalaya part of a flood plan largely put at least five neighborhoods have used to produce ethanol -- is up
- an area known for small farms, Basin. From there it will roll on to into motion in the 1930s in the taken on water. 80 percent. Soybeans have risen
fish camps and a drawling French Morgan City, an oil-and-seafood aftermath of the devastating 1927 "We're patrolling subdivisions by 39 percent. The increase is
dialect -- have already started hub and a community of 12,000, flood that killed hundreds. boat," Pace said Friday. attributed, in part, to worldwide
fleeing for higher ground. and eventually into the Gulf of It is set to be opened when a flow Deputies are also living at Eagle demand, crop-damaging weather
"Now's the time to evacuate," Mexico, flooding swamps and rate of 1.5 million cubic feet per Lake, a community north of elsewhere and rising production
Jindal said. "Now's the time for croplands. second is reached and projected to Vicksburg that was evacuated and of ethanol.
our people to execute their plans. A sliver of land north of Morgan rise. Just north of the spillway at is now isolated. And U.S. While the Mississippi River
That water's coming." City, about 70 miles long and 20 Red River Landing, the river had Highway 61, a major north-south flooding has not had any
Opening the spillway will release miles wide, was expected to be reached that flow rate, according route has been cut off by water, immediate impact on prices in the
a torrent that could submerge inundated with 10- to 20-feet of to the National Weather Service. affecting thousands of people, supermarket, the long-term effects
about 3,000 square miles under as water, according to Army Corps To put things in perspective, Pace said. are still unknown. A full damage
much as 25 feet of water in some of Engineers estimates. It will corps engineer Jerry Smith Meanwhile, farmers along the assessment can't be made until the
areas but take the pressure off the take hours and days for the water crunched some numbers and lower Mississippi had been
downstream levees protecting to run south, and wasn't expected found that the amount of water expecting a big year with crop LOUISIANA page 23
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Obama to Step Up U.S. Oil Production


(FOXNews.com) its opposition to all three bills, Committee Chairman Doc
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:33:52 AM which are unlikely to pass the Hastings of Washington, sponsor
Democratic-controlled Senate, of the legislation, said it was
AP saying the measures would "ironic" that Obama "is now
May 12: President Barack undercut safety reviews and open taking baby steps in our direction"
Obama, accompanied by National environmentally sensitive areas to after the White House and
A s s o c i a t i o n o f P o l i c e new drilling. congressional Democrats
Organizations (NAOP) President But Obama is adopting some of criticized the bills.
Thomas J. Nee, speaks in the the bills' provisions. "The president is finally admitting
Rose Garden of the White House U.S. lawmakers in Alaska what Republicans have known all
during a ceremony to honor the immediately voiced support for along, that increasing the supply
NAOP, TOP COPS. Obama's drilling plan. of American energy will help
WASHINGTON -- Seeking to "I've been strongly critical of this lower prices and create jobs,"
address mounting criticism over administration's policies on Hastings said.
high gas prices, President Obama domestic production, but today I Obama also called on Democrats
is directing his administration to w a n t t o g i v e c r e d i t t o t h e A n s w e r i n g t h e c a l l o f House. A sale off the Virginia and Republicans to vote to
ramp up U.S. oil production by president," Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Republicans and Democrats from coast still would not happen until eliminate billions in taxpayer
extending existing leases in the the top Republican on the Senate Gulf Coast states, Obama said in 2017 at the earliest. But Obama s u b s i d i e s t o o i l a n d g a s
Gulf of Mexico and off Alaska's Energy and Natural Resources his weekly radio and Internet s a i d h e w o u l d s p e e d u p c o m p a n i e s .
coast and holding more frequent C o m m i t t e e , t o l d t h e H i l l . address that he would extend all environmental reviews so that In the weekly Republican
lease sales in a federal petroleum "Permitting is the single greatest Gulf leases that were affected by a seismic studies to determine how message, Alabama Rep. Martha
reserve in Alaska. obstacle to domestic production temporary moratorium on drilling much oil and gas lies off the R o b y s a i d i t ' s t i m e f o r
Obama said Saturday that the and the president's establishment imposed after last year's BP oil Atlantic Coast can begin. Washington to get serious about
measures "make good sense" and of a new team to coordinate work spill. That would give companies To further expedite drilling off the challenges facing the country,
w i l l h e l p r e d u c e U . S . on Alaska drilling permits is a additional time to begin drilling. the Alaskan coast, where such including straightening out its
consumption of imported oil in positive development, as is the The administration had been plans by Shell Oil Co. have been finances and tackling the gas price
t h e l o n g t e r m . B u t h e extension of leases in the Gulf of granting extensions case by case, delayed by an air pollution permit, issue. She praised the House for
acknowledged anew that they Mexico and Chukchi Sea." but senior administration officials Obama said he would create an passing measures to expand
won't help to immediately bring "I consider the president's address said the Interior Department i n t e r a g e n c y t a s k f o r c e t o domestic energy production
down gasoline prices topping $4 a today a positive step forward and would institute a blanket one-year c o o r d i n a t e t h e n e c e s s a r y "because when we're talking
gallon in many parts of the a commitment that he is ready to extension. approvals. He also will hold about energy, we're talking about
country. put words into action," New safety requirements put in annual lease sales in the vast jobs."
His announcement followed Democratic Sen. Mark Begich place since the BP spill also have National Petroleum Reserve on "The greatest threat to our
passage in the Republican- said in a statement. "These steps delayed drilling in Alaska, so Alaska's North Slope. Officials economy, job creation, and the
controlled House of three bills -- will hopefully lead to expanded Obama said he would extend said the most recent sale was last future of our children is to do
including two this week -- that development in Alaska and long- lease terms there for a year as year, but that they had not been nothing," Roby said. "We have to
would expand and speed up term reduction in our dependence well. An oil lease typically runs held on any set schedule. act. It is what we were sent to
offshore oil and gas drilling. on foreign oil from unfriendly 10 years. Republicans dismayed by the Washington to do."
Republicans say the bills are countries. However, Congress still Lease sales in the western and lack of progress in Shell's drilling The Associated Press contributed
aimed at easing gasoline costs, but must pass comprehensive energy central Gulf of Mexico that were have drafted legislation to exempt to this report.
they also acknowledge that won't and tax reform bills to bring some postponed last year will be held drilling off Alaska from air This entry passed through the
be immediate. relief to families facing high gas by the middle of next year, the pollution laws.
The White House had announced prices today and in the future." same time period required by the House Natural Resources OBAMA page 20
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Falun Dafa Day in Pictures


(Epoch Times | All headlines) Gong soon became very popular 41,500 organs were transplanted letter in 2005 to paramount leader painted scenes. Clearwisdom
Submitted at 5/14/2011 6:54:57 AM among the people of China and between 2000 and 2006 for which Hu Jintao and head of the state publishes hundreds of these
was honored by local and central the CCP cannot provide a source. bureaucracy Wen Jiabao, said the greetings, but says only a small
Falun Dafa Day is a double state offices for its benefits. In They conclude that detained Falun actions of Falun Gong portion of those received are able
celebration for Falun Gong(also 1996 the chief text of Falun Gong, Gong practitioners were the most practitioners have “allowed me to to be published. Activities both
called Falun Dafa) practitioners. Zhuan Falun, became a best seller likely source for these organs. see a spark of hope for rescuing simple and elaborate are held,
May 13 is the anniversary of the in China. In spite of this persecution, Falun our nation from its current varying from place to place
day that the founder of Falun In February 1999 U.S. News and Gong practitioners in China have depraved state.” Celebration according to local circumstances.
Gong, Mr. Li Hongzhi, began World Report, citing state persisted in their practice. The Practitioners, even while Proclamations from local officials
publicly teaching this spiritual officials, reported that between 70 Falun Dafa Information Center celebrating Falun Dafa Day, say congratulating Mr. Li and Falun
practice in China, and also Mr. and 100 million people in China estimates that between 20 and 40 they never forget the persecution Gong practitioners on the
Li's birthday. were practicing Falun Gong. million people in China continue and resistance going on in China. occasion of Falun Dafa Day are
Mr. Li first taught Falun Gong in Falun Gong sources say the to practice Falun Gong. Not only Wendy Yang at a Falun Dafa read. Parades are held with
a schoolhouse in Changchun in number of practitioners was in have Falun Gong practitioners Day celebration in Chicago said marching bands and drum corps.
northeastern China in 1992. At the fact over 100 million at that time. continued to practice, they have that she looked forward to a future Performances of dance and song
time, Falun Gong was known as Persecution and Resistance mounted an unprecedented Falun Dafa Day at which all of are staged. Photo or art
one among many qigong practices On July 20, 1999 the then- campaign of nonviolent civil the practitioners in China will be exhibitions are shown. Booths or
that were offered to the public in paramount leader of the Chinese disobedience in China. able to practice the Falun Gong tables are set up to educate
China. Communist Party (CCP), Jiang Exiled human rights lawyer Mr. exercises outside, without fear, as passerby about the benefits of
But Falun Gong was special. Zemin, ordered the “eradication” Guo Guoting told The Epoch she could do in the United States. Falun Gong and about the
Practitioners of Falun Gong of Falun Gong. The largest Times, “Under the whole violent, While Falun Gong has been persecution it suffers in China.
reported extraordinary religious persecution in the world totalitarian CCP, there has been persecuted in China, it has spread And, very commonly,
improvements in their health and followed. The Falun Dafa wave after wave of crazy around the world. According to practitioners come together to
also dramatic changes in how they Information Center reports that persecution and attacks, but there the main Falun Gong website, practice the Falun Gong exercises
lived their lives. In large numbers, hundreds of thousands have been has never been an organization or Clearwisdom, Falun Gong is now and to share with one another the
they reported having less stress, detained in jails, prisons, group that openly stands up and practiced in 104 countries where difficulties and successes they
fewer conflicts with family, brainwashing centers, psychiatric protects its legal rights.” 30 different languages are spoken. have had in their practice.
friends, and colleagues, improved hospitals, and labor camps. It “This isn’t a hotheaded resistance Falun Dafa Day has become a This entry passed through the
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Falun Gong involves practicing Additional tens of thousands of tenacious process of protecting 300 regions inside China wishing the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
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spiritual teachings based on the of their organs. In their book dauntlessness.” from countries around the world. You Don't Succeed - Four
principles of truthfulness, “Bloody Harvest” David Kilgour This campaign is changing The birthday greetings might take Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
compassion, and tolerance. and David Matas report that China. Chinese human rights the form of a handwritten note, an Topple Gadafi.
Spread by word of mouth, Falun according to official figures lawyer Gao Zhisheng, in an open e-card, calligraphy, or oil or water

Greek debt restructuring: delay is the deadliest form of denial


(Finance News - Business news The sovereign debt crisis cause and a clear solution.
from the UK and world) threatening Greece has a clear
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Pakistan's parliament condemns U.S. bin


Laden raid
(Reuters: Top News) criticism of the government and told reporters in Afghanistan. of the two suicide bombers who Pasha, who was asked tough
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:45:50 AM military, partly because bin Laden Kerry is due to visit Pakistan in killed at least 80 struck at a questions by some members of
had apparently remained the coming days. paramilitary force academy. parliament, told the assembly he
By Zeeshan Haider undetected in Pakistan for years, Members of the two houses of A Taliban spokesman said on did not want to "hang around" if
ISLAMABAD| Sat May 14, 2011 but also because of the failure to parliament said the government Friday the attack was in revenge parliament deemed him
8:45am EDT detect or stop the U.S. operation should review ties with the United for bin Laden's death and vowed responsible, legislator Riaz
(Reuters) - Pakistan's parliament to get him. States to safeguard Pakistan's there would be more. Fatyana told reporters.
condemned on Saturday the U.S. "Parliament ... condemned the national interests and they also The killing of bin Laden could "I am ready to resign," Fatyana
raid to find and kill Osama bin unilateral action in Abbottabad called for an end to U.S. attacks trigger a backlash from his quoted the ISI chief as saying.
Laden, calling for a review of which constitutes a violation of on militants with its pilotless supporters across a giant area Opposition leader and former
U.S. ties and warning that Pakistan's sovereignty," it said in drone aircraft. surrounding Afghanistan, the prime minister Nawaz Sharif said
Pakistan could cut supply lines to a resolution issued after security They also called for an Shangahi Cooperation Council civilian leaders, not the security
American forces in Afghanistan if chiefs briefed legislators. independent commission to (SCO)regional security body said. agencies, should be deciding
there were more such attacks. Pakistan has dismissed as absurd investigate the bin Laden case. Dominated by China and Russia, policy toward India, the United
Pakistan's intelligence chief was any suggestion that authorities BODY PARTS the SCO also unites the mostly States and Afghanistan.
cited as saying he was ready to knew bin Laden was holed up in a Pakistan officially objects to the Muslim ex-Soviet Central Asian "The elected government should
resign over the bin Laden affair, high-walled compound near the drone attacks, but U.S. officials states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, formulate foreign policy. A
which has embarrassed the country's top military academy. have long said they are carried out Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. parallel policy or parallel
country and led to suspicion that The U.S. administration has not under an agreement between the "Craving for revenge, the government should not be allowed
Pakistani security agents knew accused Pakistan of complicity in countries. supporters of al Qaeda, the to work," Sharif told a news
where the al Qaeda chief was hiding bin Laden but has said he The legislators said U.S. Taliban movement and other conference.
hiding. must have had some sort of "unilateral actions" such as the terrorist and extremist (Additional reporting by Dmitry
On Friday, two suicide bombers support network, which it wants Abbottabad raid and drone strikes organizations may cause a new Solovyov, Bashir Ansari; Writing
attacked a military academy in a to uncover. were unacceptable, and the wave of terror," Kazakh Foreign by Robert Birsel; Editing by
northwestern town killing 80 U.S. Senator John Kerry said the government should consider Minister Yerzgan Kazykhanov Daniel Magnowski)
people in what Pakistani Taliban United States wanted Pakistan to cutting vital U.S. lines of supply told a meeting with his SCO This entry passed through the
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Laden's lair in the garrison town way to break the relationship Waziristan on the Afghan border Pasha, head of the military's main only/faq.php#publishers. Five
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north of Islamabad, has strained build it," said Kerry, a Democrat It was the fourth drone attack agency, told parliament in a You Don't Succeed - Four
already prickly ties with the close to the Obama administration since bin Laden was killed. closed-door briefing he was Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
United States. and who is chairman of the Senate Police in Charsadda said they had "ready to resign" over the bin Topple Gadafi.
It has also led to domestic Foreign Relations Committee, recovered for analysis body parts Laden affair, a legislator said.
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Obama seeks more drilling in Alaska and


Gulf of Mexico
(Reuters: Top News) In his weekly radio and Internet Energy companies have long in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP That drew praise from one
Submitted at 5/14/2011 5:02:52 AM address, the president met some of dreamed of tapping oil reserves oil spill. Republican aide: "The single
those Republican demands, beneath that site, a home to herds The administration banned new greatest obstacle to domestic
President Barack Obama gestures outlining ways to boost domestic of migrating animals. exploration on offshore leased production in the U.S. these days
as he speaks to a worker after drilling and better coordinate the A senior Obama administration tracts for about six months after is permitting," he said.
touring the Allison Hybrid process of issuing permits in official said the White House the spill. That plan comes as Royal Dutch
Transmission headquarters in Alaska. remained firmly opposed to The president said the Interior Shell relaunches its long-delayed
Indianapolis, Indiana May 6, "I am directing the Department of drilling in that arctic refuge. Department would extend the life push to drill off the coast of
2011. Interior to conduct annual lease Alaska's NPR is a different story, of the affected leases to make up Alaska.
Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque sales in Alaska's National however. Rising crude prices have for the lost time companies had to Over the past two weeks, the oil
By Jeff Mason and Tom Doggett P e t r o l e u m R e s e r v e , w h i l e boosted the amount of oil that can explore for oil and give them giant has submitted plans to the
WASHINGTON| Sat May 14, respecting sensitive areas, and to be recovered economically from more time to meet safety Interior Department to drill up to
2011 6:02am EDT speed up the evaluation of oil and that area, even though it holds less requirements. That was one of the 10 wells in the Beaufort and
(Reuters) - President Barack gas resources in the mid and south oil than previously thought, the requirements of Republican- Chukchi Seas in 2012 and 2013.
Obama, under pressure from Atlantic," Obama said in the government said last week. backed legislation approved this Opposition from environmental
Republicans and the public to address. EXTENDING DRILLING week in the House of groups and other regulatory
bring down gasoline prices, Government lease sales give LEASES, STREAMLINING Representatives to boost offshore hurdles have scuttled Shell's
announced new measures on energy companies the opportunity PERMITS drilling. Arctic drilling plans thus far, but
Saturday to expand domestic oil to rent offshore or onshore federal The White House is increasingly The legislation would also the company said it has received
production in Alaska and the Gulf tracts, which can be drilled for oil concerned about the effects of require the government to hold more positive signals from
of Mexico. or natural gas. Companies with rising oil prices on U.S. certain lease sales in the Gulf, government this time around.
High fuel prices have dented the highest bids generally lease consumers and on Obama's which administration officials (Editing by Todd Eastham)
Obama's ratings in opinion polls the tracts for 10 years. political prospects. While said the department would do by This entry passed through the
and threaten to dampen the Alaska's National Petroleum acknowledging the importance of mid-2012. Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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Republicans want to expand exploration against objections administration to make it easier streamline the permitting process
dramatically. from environmental groups. for energy exploration to continue for Alaska drilling.

Why a tight belt is the best way to strangle inflation


(Finance News - Business news One of the surprising things was its lack of impact.
from the UK and world) about last week's Inflation Report
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Reports of Iran Prison Rape Spark Calls to


Protest
(FOXNews.com) great detail about men being “I don’t know what will become scale, and within prisons today, Iranian authorities.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:33:52 AM raped in the prison. of me once this letter is rape appears to be common, A religious man, Zeidabadi has
“Throughout the different quarters published,” Mahmoudian also encouraged by prison guards as a always advocated democracy in
As Iranian students call for of Rajaei Shahr prison, sodomy wrote. way to punish targeted prisoners.” his country. But his insistence on
demonstrations on Sunday as a has become a commonplace He has since been transferred to Even cleric Mehdi Karroubi, referring to the supreme leader
sign of solidarity with jailed routine occurrence. And it seems solitary confinement, his mother, former speaker of the Iranian simply as "Mr. Khamenei” as
student leader Majid Tavakoli, the that to lessen the dangers of Fatemeh Alvandi, told BBC parliament and another participant opposed to a divine supreme
blogosphere is buzzing over contamination, prison guards Persian. She says also that he is in the 2009 elections, has written leader got him into trouble.
another imprisoned figure who p r o v i d e h e a l t h p r o d u c t s t o being denied visitors, and his about the sexual assault of young Zeidabadi was awarded the
has written an incendiary letter i n m a t e s . ” father was turned away from jail men in prisons. He says the UNESCO Guillermo Cano World
exposing the sordid details of Mahmoudian does not use the on Thursday after waiting hours assaults leave the men Press Freedom Prize in 2011 for
sexual assaults against political word condoms, but that is the to see his son. demoralized, with “physical and his reporting.
prisoners and others. implication when he discusses Alvandi sent an open letter psychological problems, and Zeidabadi was sentenced to six
Journalist Mehdi Mahmoudian, “health products.” His letter goes herself to the website Rah Sabz, unable to even leave their homes.” years imprisonment, after which
s e r v i n g a f i v e - y e a r p r i s o n on to say “anyone with a little or the Green Way, addressed to He also says reports of such he is to be exiled for five years to
sentence in Rejaie Shahr prison, beauty of the face, but who lacks the heads of the judiciary and abuses have been revealed to him the desert town of Gonabad. The
wrote a September 2010 letter to physical strength in his arms or security services. In it, she says by people in “sensitive positions.” most unusual and unprecedented
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah money in his account to pay that because of the way they have Rejaie Shahr prison was once aspect of his sentence is a
Ali Khamenei. The letter has just extortionists, will be paraded in treated this “illiterate old woman” notoriously known as a holding “lifetime ban from political and
been published on Kaleme, a different rooms, and each quarter and her son, she understands that pen for hardened criminals and social life.”
website close to Mir Hossein has a boss who will make money “you (the judiciary and security drug users. Today it's home to This entry passed through the
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Khamenei’s attention to the prison guards effectively use “We know rape was used as a willing to be interviewed by an
abuses taking place in prison. inmates as “rent boys,” selling form of punishment against post- American journalist because he
Most shockingly, he writes in them off for as much as $250. election protestors on a wide already had his run-ins with
OBAMA
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Overfed and Undernourished


(Epoch Times | All headlines) automobiles, audio players, cell
Submitted at 5/14/2011 6:49:13 AM phones, and TV games lead to a
sedentary lifestyle that has created
OVERFED: Camps and schools many of our problems.
for overweight children now As an advocate of a healthy
thrive. (Justin Sullivan/Getty regimen, I feel that the best diet
Images) If you look around in any does not deliver all the nutrition
city in the United States, it is not
hard to come to the conclusion
that is needed for the best of
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disease. including vitamins A, D, E, and Something Called
Excessive weight leads to all of K. Large amounts of vitamin C
our major degenerative diseases. and brewer’s yeast for the benefits An iPad Two (??)
Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, of the B complex vitamins and John Biggs (TechCrunch)
and arthritis are most likely to be minerals are also necessary. Submitted at 5/13/2011 4:51:09 PM
the result of years of The reader should consult a
accumulating unwanted pounds. physician for all medical advice. A company called PunchTab
How can we expect anything else products have is carbohydrates, ideal weight. Sheldon Zerden is an award- wants to test their new contest
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$60 billion are spent every year With the consumption of all these and fish. Carbohydrates should be This entry passed through the ability to give away a black 16GB
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C. Atkins believed that the heart diet that can adequately nourish vegetables, salad greens, berries, your content and you're reading it an iPad One?), some sort of new
disease epidemic started after our bodies. In addition, the excess and fruits. Needed fats are on someone else's site, please read tablet computer for people who
Coca Cola was invented. We carbohydrates inevitably lead to essential fatty acids and the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- like that sort of thing. All the kids
spend many billions of dollars on overweight and obesity. monounsaturated oils, like olive only/faq.php#publishers. Five seem to want one, like the Teddy
ice cream, cookies, candy, gum, We help ourselves by making oil and fish oils. Round out the Filters featured article: If At First Ruxpin.
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LOUISIANA
continued from page 15 TIMELINES: First American
water has receded in many places. even come close to what they closed for six days after a tugboat
Some of the estimates have been
dire, though.
could have expected with a
bumper crop.
collided with a tanker, spilling
about 500,000 gallons of fuel. The
space station launched on
More than 1,500 square miles of
farmland in Arkansas, which
"I might get enough money from
insurance to take us to a movie,
Port of New Orleans estimated the
shutdown cost the economy up to
May 14 of what year?
produces about half of the nation's but it better be dollar night," said $275 million a day. Related (Epoch Times | All headlines) usually clean themselves with wet
rice, have been swamped over the Karsten Simrall, who lives in Slideshow Submitted at 5/14/2011 6:49:03 AM washcloths daily instead.
past few weeks. In Missouri, Redwood, Miss. Flood Threat Along the Recently, the U.S. Congress
where a levee was intentionally Simrall's family has farmed the Mississippi River TIMELINES Thursday May 14, passed a budget cutting NASA’s
blown open to ease the flood low-lying fields in Redwood for As the Mississippi River swells, 2011 funding by approximately $240
threat in the town of Cairo, Ill., five generations and has been areas along the river, stretching The first American space station million below last year’s funding
more than 200 square miles of fighting floods for years, but it's from Illinois to Louisiana, face was launched into orbit on May level. NASA officials have stated
croplands were submerged, never been this bad. And the river severe flooding. Emergency 14 of what year? On May 14, that, despite the significant budget
damage that will probably exceed is not expected to crest here until workers try to protect small 1973, during a time of acute cuts, the agency will continue to
$100 million. More than 2,100 around Tuesday. towns, farms and urban areas. interest in space exploration aggressively develop a new heavy
square miles could flood in "How the hell do you recoup all This entry passed through the between the U.S and the former lift rocket, a multipurpose crew
Mississippi. these losses?" he said. "You just Full-Text RSS service — if this is Soviet Union, America’s first v e h i c l e , a n d c o m m e r c i a l
When the water level goes down wait. It's in God's hands." your content and you're reading it space station is successfully capability to transport astronauts
-- and that could take many weeks The river's rise may also force the on someone else's site, please read launched into orbit around the and supplies on American-made
in some places -- farmers can closing of the river to shipping, the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- earth. Despite early mechanical and launched spacecraft.
expect to find the soil washed from Baton Rouge to the mouth of only/faq.php#publishers. Five difficulties, three separate three- This entry passed through the
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on the soggy soil, but they will be barges from the heartland to stack Decades Of US-UK Attempts To and 13 hours. Skylab is the site of on someone else's site, please read
behind their normal growing up along with other commodities. Topple Gadafi. nearly 300 technical and scientific the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
schedule, which could hurt yields. If the portion is closed, the U.S. experiments ranging from solar only/faq.php#publishers. Five
Many farmers have crop economy could lose hundreds of o b s e r v a t i o n s t o m e d i c a l Filters featured article: If At First
insurance, but it won't be enough millions of dollars a day. In 2008, experiments. The first crews Y o u D o n ' t S u c c e e d - F o u r
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excess water difficult; later crews

Ants and trees rely on natural graffiti to enable


protection deal chemical signals, researchers National Reserve in Peru with the trees they inhabit.
Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:08:00 PM
have found. discovering how a new one Furthermore, they use
Plant-inhabiting ants act as a Symbiotic relationships appear works. A type of ant known as naturalgraffiti to work out to
miniature army for the survival of throughout the natural world, but Pseudomyrmex triplarinus have which tree they should offer their
the Peruvian rainforest trees they horticulturalists and biologists developed a special "you scratch services. Continue reading...
make their homes, with the aid of from Colorado State University have been in the Tambopata my back, I'll scratch yours" bond
24 Technology/ Newstablet Edition

CNET's got your Android coverage right


here
(CNET News.com) months.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:00:00 AM On a personal note, I switched
from iPhone to Android (Galaxy
The new and--we think--much S) last summer--a switch
improved Android Atlas.(Credit: prompted by AT&T's service and
CNET) a desire to learn Android; so far, I
Chromebooks and cloud music haven't regretted it (though the e-
and tablets, oh my! It was very mail client gets an F). I recently
busy this week at Google's I/O tried a Windows Phone 7 device
developer conference. for about a month and would
With all the news (and killer definitely consider switching. It
freebies) that got tossed around at feels more polished and thought-
the event, you're forgiven if you through than my Android; and e-
failed to notice that we launched a mail handling, specifically, is
new and improved Android Atlas. much, much better. So yeah, you
So let me introduce it to you and can probably expect a Windows
share some internal CNET Phone 7 home fairly soon. Until
numbers that demonstrate then, check out Android Atlas and
Android's growing stature in the /or iPhone (soon to be iOS) Atlas.
smartphone and tablet markets This entry passed through the
and why we're doubling down on Full-Text RSS service — if this is
the OS. of how-to content on CNET, there are more Android devices, or user reviews for products you your content and you're reading it
Android Atlas has a new design around Android and other we get that. But that just means aren't interesting in buying.) on someone else's site, please read
for showcasing product and app platforms. more devices for consumers to Here's some data on what CNET the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
news; phone and tablet reviews; We're doing this because Android consider buying.) The lines readers who were researching only/faq.php#publishers. Five
app recommendations; videos; represents a challenge to the represent monthly traffic to CNET tablets looked at, broken down by Filters featured article: If At First
and how-to content. In addition, status quo, which will spur more Reviews pages that are product- platform.(Credit: CNET) You Don't Succeed - Four
we've added a venue for asking or innovation and ultimately benefit specific, including the product Traffic data on CNET reader Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
answering Android-related consumers. And we're also doing review pages, product specs, and interest in smartphones, broken Topple Gadafi.
questions, a place to submit it because CNET users seem to be user reviews. As you can see, down by OS.(Credit: CNET)
rumors/tips to CNET editors, and clamoring for anything Android Android is surging. (We call users Because people reading CNET
new ways to quickly drill into related. Let me show you. visiting these pages "considered reviews are in the research phase,
specific topics. Over the next few Below you'll see two charts users" because they are the trends seen on CNET are
weeks you'll start noticing a showing the growth of Android- considering buying these products typically a precursor to actual
substantial increase in the amount related traffic on CNET. (Yes, --there's little reason to read editor sales numbers, by two to four
Newstablet Edition Technology/ 25

One Day Will People Be Living In Shroom


Houses?
Matylda Czarnecka can go to energy for kiln firing
(TechCrunch) and drying. Traditional brick
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:55:13 AM production also produces up to 1.3
pounds of carbon dioxide per unit.
Construction material Mycoform bricks require very
manufacturing often produces little energy, produce no carbon,
hazardous byproducts that are and cost as little as a quarter of a
either toxic or difficult to recycle, penny per unit. The startup cost of
as are many of the materials Mycoform brick manufacturing
themselves. Brooklyn based include a $150 hydraulic press
Planetary ONE is experimenting and $50 steel mold for shaping the
with the idea of grow-your-own aluminum, and a greenhouse
construction materials by making structure, which can be made
bricks from mushrooms. from plastic and wood, for
Their latest project, Mycoform, growing the spores.
places mushroom roots known as The team has applied for grants
mycelium spores into a mold and to expand their production
feeds them with agricultural working on the idea of growing for creating shipping materials. structures. To address this, the capacity and, in the future, hopes
byproducts like buckwheat husks. building materials for more than a I n t h e i r e x p e r i m e n t s , t h e team makes brick molds out of t o s e n d M y c o f o r m k i t s t o
In just over a week at 80 degrees, year to develop materials for a Mycofoam team found the edible recycled aluminum sheets. When d e v e l o p i n g c o u n t r i e s .
the spores grow to fill the form, variety of uses. In addition to R e i s h i m u s h r o o m p r o v i d e s grown inside this aluminum Shroom house art by Cornelia
resulting in a light yet solid construction materials, Mycoform consistent results. The finished casing, the bricks are expected to Kopp
structure. The brick is heated to can be used to make acoustic tiles, s t r u c t u r e i s e n t i r e l y last between 25 and 30 years. Mycoform illustrations by
100 degrees when complete to kill insulation, shelters for disaster- b i o d e g r a d a b l e . Each brick can withstand about Planetary ONE
the spores, preventing further stricken areas, and temporary Although Mycofoam by itself is 2000psi, equivalent to the strength
growth. structures such as street fair sun, mold and water resistant, of a regular brick.
Maria Aiolova, a Planet ONE b o o t h s . A n o t h e r c o m p a n y , biodegradability makes it a poor As much as half the cost of
team member, said they have been Ecovative, uses a simliar process s o l u t i o n f o r l o n g e r - t e r m manufacturing traditional bricks

BPI Chair Tony Wadsworth: 'The future's here and it's


not going away'
Submitted at 5/13/2011 12:47:00 PM
trade body BPI, Tony Wadsworth, challenges in the dynamic mindset than protectionism", and
gave a keynote speech where he between the artist and the label to that "the appetite for change has
At the Great Escape music declared that "the future is here ensure that everyone feels never been healthier". Continue
conference in Brighton, the and it's not worth going away". rewarded", but insisted that "risk- reading...
chairman of UK record industry Wadsworth admitted that "new b u s i n e s s m o d e l s p r e s e n t taking is more in the current
26 Technology/ Newstablet Edition

Lockitron Lets You Unlock Your


Door With Your Phone
Alexia Tsotsis (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 5/13/2011 7:31:37 PM

Ever wish you could just call


School of Life
your keys? Well the Ycombinator zoo visit sheds
-backed Lockitron aims to replace
physical keys entirely by letting light on human
you control your door lock with
your phone. The Lockitron web behaviour
app and hardware package are as Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:22:00 PM
of today available for general
users, for a one time fee of Cheeky monkey. Sick as a dog.
between $295 to $500. Eating like a pig. We often
Instead of using relatively describe human behaviour in
unreliable wifi, the service works animal terms. A forthcoming
by utilizing a plug server and School of Life event will allow
ethernet cable tied to an electronic you to directly compare yourself
lock. Your smartphone talks to the to the animals in London Zoo,
server controlling the lock via the under the guidance of human
web which means that you can behaviour expert Mark Earls.
control the lock from wherever “keys” and pass them around to building. For example, the initial Lockitron, wants to be seen as
Between the monkey house, the
you are. Lockitron also has an friends via email. You also no beta was sixty Lockitrons appifying hardware and has a
reptile enclosure and the
NFC option if you’ve got a Nexus longer have to worry if you’ve installed, supporting 400 users. Lockitron iPhone and Android
aquarium, attendees will be
S or are planning on buying a locked your apartment in the Schlage, a giant in the lock space, app in the works for its next
whisked through communications
iPhone 5 if/when NFC morning, as you can just control also has a smart phone unlocking project. But the founders have set
theory, behavioural science,
happens. The system works with the lock from your phone. product that is available at a $9 a their sights beyond locks, “At the
anthropology, ethnography and
both deadbolt and handle locks. Says co-founder Paul Gerhardt, month fee and a $300 hardware end of the day we just want to
psychology and learn how
While the Lockitron locks do “I wanted to be able to email a price point. That product is more make sure that there’s one less
observing animals offers insights
accept traditional keys, the main key or text a key to somebody hardware focused and not nearly thing in your pocket,” Gerhardt
into the way we communicate,
advantage of using the same else, the technology was there, it as accessible to end users, said.
organize and act. Later in the day,
technology as found in car key just needed a good experience on according to founders Gerhardt CrunchBase Information Y
attendees will visit Camden
fobs to open your front door is top of it.” and Cameron Robertson. Text is Combinator Information provided
Market for some "field work"
that everything is in the cloud The app is particularly useful for the only Lockitron subscription by CrunchBase
where you can observe human
(your data is encrypted). With people who need to have multiple feature at $5 a month.
behaviour "in the wild". The aim
Lockitron you can create multiple efficient ways to enter a shared Apigy, the company behind
is to understand what makes us
behave the way we do. Continue
reading...
Newstablet Edition Technology/ 27

Remote Debugging in What the Social


Business Professional
WebKit Web Inspector
Klint Finley (ReadWriteWeb) breakpoints on particular DOM
Gets Paid [Infographic]
Submitted at 5/13/2011 6:45:00 PM operations and events. JavaScript Alex Williams (ReadWriteWeb)
execution will stop on these Submitted at 5/13/2011 7:00:00 PM
In a blog post Pavel Feldman operations as if there was a
explains how to use WebKit Web regular breakpoint set. The 2.0 Adoption Council
Inspector outside of the target • Network - allows tracking created an infographic this week
browser. WebKit Inspector can network activities of the page; to show who is driving the use of
communicate with WebKit-based exposes information about HTTP social business technologies in the
browsers through the Remote and WebSocket requests and enterprise. The findings are based
Debugging Protocol, providing a responses, their headers, bodies, upon the responses from 96
debugging environment very raw timing, etc. people. throughout the organization, not
similar to the one found locally. • Page - actions and events The results show that the median just in IT as has historically been
Some reasons to use Web related to the inspected page. salary is about $114,000 for the case.
I n s p e c t o r t h i s w a y i n c l u d e events for interaction with the • Runtime - exposes JavaScript people who play a role in The results are a snapshot of the
debugging mode applications and JavaScript console. runtime by means of remote Enterprise 2.0 adoption. The extended role of social business in
IDE integration. However, from • CSS - exposes low level CSS evaluation and mirror objects. highest paid person survey makes the enterprise and some proof that
what I can tell, Safari on iOS and read / write operations. • Timeline - provides its clients $400,000. The lowest is paid it is not a grass-roots, low-level
Chrome on Android don't yet • Debugger - exposes JavaScript with instrumentation records that about $40,000. By department, movement. That's in contrast to
support the Remote Debugging debugging functions; allows are generated during the page groups taked with knowledge the grass-roots efforts that have
Protocol. setting and removing breakpoints, runtime. management efforts are paid a spread social technologies
Sponsor stepping through execution, median salary of about $162,000 throughout society.
From the blog post, here's a list exploring stack traces, etc. Discuss per year. People in marketing That is testament to the fact that
of the domains supported by the • DOM - This domain exposes have a median salary of $105,000. the enterprise is a completely
protocol so far: DOM read/write operations. The lowest paid are in R&D. different environment. It reflects
• Console - defines methods and • DOM Debugger - allows setting Their median salary is $80,000. the unique nature of corporate
Sponsor culture and proof that influence is
Slide show and Download controlled by people who have
The salary data shows that social significant budgets. Discuss
business efforts are spread

Dell XPS 15z confirmed “coming soon” by CEO


[Video]
Chris Davies (SlashGear) teased the company’s notebook. The apparent spiritual keyboard and patterned perforated
Submitted at 5/14/2011 4:23:06 AM upcoming Dell XPS 15z, taking to successor to the Dell Adamo – speaker grilles. It’s not the first
Twitter to promote a new teaser axed back in February – the XPS [...]
Dell CEO Michael Dell has video showing an ultra-slim 15z has a distinctive chiclet
28 Technology/ Newstablet Edition

Flash Player for Mac updated to 10.3, adds


preference pane and auto-updates
Michael Rose (TUAW) Up until now, adjusting Flash's The full change list is here.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:00:00 AM preferences and settings was done Of course, some would prefer to
inside a Flash movie in the have no truck with Flash Player;
The beta version of Flash Player browser, which was quirky and a we've got your back.
10.3 gave way Thursday to the bit confusing for novice users. [hat tip MacStories]
release version, downloadable Now there's an honest-to- Flash Player for Mac updated to
freely from Adobe for installation goodness System Preferences 10.3, adds preference pane and
on your Mac. The new build pane for controlling local data auto-updates originally appeared
finally restores auto-update storage, peer-to-peer playback, on TUAW on Sat, 14 May 2011
capability, which was unstable or camera/audio settings, purchased 08:00:00 EST. Please see our
unsupported on Mac OS X for content and updating -- much terms for use of feeds.
quite a while. Now you'll be more convenient. Flash Player private mode, but now you have a Other new features include audio Source| Permalink| Email this|
prompted to patch Flash when now respects your private convenient button to clear the improvements for echo Comments
necessary (unless you're running browsing settings (since 10.1) and cache of all Flash content or block cancellation, video analytics tied
the Chrome browser, which packs will avoid saving any local specific sites from storing local to Adobe's SiteCatalyst product,
its own version of Flash). content if your browser is set to data. bug fixes and security features.

Sony Ericsson
3 Open Source Tools for Auto- CK15i and ST18i
“Asuza” caught
Generating Tags for Content
Klint Finley (ReadWriteWeb) source. Here are a few open out Phrasie is based on a different
in wild
Chris Davies (SlashGear)
Submitted at 5/13/2011 8:10:00 PM source tools you can use to extract Python library called... Topia's Submitted at 5/14/2011 5:10:50 AM

key terms from text. As far as I Term Extractor


Calais, a project sponsored by know, none have been turned into Topia's Term Extractor is an Sony Ericsson started the process
Reuters offers a few handy CMS plugins... yet. older Python package for of refreshing its mainstream
plugins that enable you to use its Sponsor extracting key terms by Stephan Android smartphone range with
API to auto-tag all the posts in Tagger Richter, Russ Ferriday and the the XPERIA mini and mini pro
your blog (see our coverage). It Tagger is a fairly new Python Zope Community. See Also earlier this month; now it seems
goes through your content, project by Alessandro Presta. See also: Overview of Text the company is looking to replace
extracts the relevant keywords, Right now it only works in Extraction Algorithms the XPERIA X8 with a new all-
and adds those as tags in your English. based project... Phrasie Image by Andrew Mason Discuss touch and touch/QWERTY duo.
CMS. Via the comments on Hacker Phrasie is a very simple Ruby- The Sony Ericsson ST18i
But Open Calais isn't open News, I found a similar Ruby based key term extractor. It turns “Asuza” and CK15i have leaked
over at Esato, each appearing [...]
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Currency-Crafted
Google I/O 2011 video Creations - Won
now online: Keynotes & Park Creates
Money Origami
Sessions Using Paper Loot
Chris Davies (SlashGear)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 4:12:19 AM
followed up on its promise to
make all the keynotes and
(TrendHunter.com)
sessions available to watch online. (TREND HUNTER - The Latest
Google only had a fraction of the Both the first and second day Trends)
capacity at I/O 2011 this past keynotes, and over 30 sessions, Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:43:02 AM
week for developers who wanted are now streaming. You [...]
to attend, but the company has ( TrendHunter.com) It doesn't get
any more creative than using
High-Fashion Tax Invoice
Engadget app updated Scrapbooks - Ben Sculptures - The
currency to craft creations with
this money origami collection by
Won Park. Won Park is an artist
with landscape mode, Watt Photographs
Marloes Horst for
Nava Lubelski
Papercraft
hailing from Honolulu, Hawaii,
and his simple concept of using...

save for later options Elle France Collection Makes


Car Parts
Mike Schramm (TUAW) months ago. It still doesn't run (TrendHunter.com) Receipts Ravishing
natively on the iPad just yet, but
Submitted at 5/14/2011 2:00:00 AM
(TREND HUNTER - The Latest (TrendHunter.com)
Our good friends at Engadget
have posted an update to their iOS
we're told an update for that is
still in the works. Presumably
we'll see some of these Engadget
Trends)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:13:02 AM
(TREND HUNTER - The Latest
Trends)
Videos
(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
app. The new version introduces a updates on our app as well. As
landscape viewing mode for all of ( TrendHunter.com) If you Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:59:02 AM Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:00:56 AM
grandma always said, patience is a
the included content and new thought you could pack sensibly
virtue... so don't worry, the ( TrendHunter.com) Are terrible You're Watching: Playlist | Car
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send your favorite Engadget posts summer, think again: Ben Watt's
still coming soon. clogging up your mailbox? Cringe Videos Check out all 11 car parts
off to reading services like “Summer of Fun” editorial for
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options originally appeared on these petrifying papers into pieces This entry passed through the
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We've got our own app on the terms for use of feeds. on someone else's site, please read
App Store, and you may recall Source| Permalink| Email this| the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
that it was updated for Retina Comments only/faq.php#publishers. Five
Display compatibility a few Filters featured article: If At First
You Don't Succeed - Four
Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
Topple Gadafi.
30 Policy/ Culture/ Newstablet Edition

The Ghost of John D. - By Steve LeVine


STEVE LEVINE (Foreign Supreme Court handed down its underhanded attempts to drive their industries, and the global the U.S. government's when it
Policy) decision in Standard Oil Co. of rivals out of business and capture economy, into the 21st century. came to his business. Although
Submitted at 5/13/2011 6:16:16 PM New Jersey v. United States, the 90 percent and more of the U.S. The most successful among memorialized as an archcapitalist,
ruling that created the oil industry market. But it finally came to a Standard's heirs -- ExxonMobil -- Rockefeller believed that Adam
"I get the feeling that the five of as we know it today and set the head after a 24-month routinely reports the highest profit Smith's invisible hand was
you are like Saudi Arabia," Sen. tone for the climate of paranoia investigative series by a writer of any commercial enterprise on nonsense, a creation of "virtuous
John D. Rockefeller IV (D- and suspicion that has hung over named Ida Tarbell in McClure's the planet, a feat it has achieved academic Know-Nothings about
W.Va.) fumed to the CEOs of the Big Oil ever since. And there was Magazine starting in 1902. by explicitly observing many of business." The unbridled free
world's five largest oil companies no small irony in Rockefeller's Tarbell's stories described Rockefeller's practices: the market was a "sinking ship," he
on Capitol Hill on May 12. turn as inquisitor: His great- kickbacks that Rockefeller accumulation of big cash reserves, told his biographer. Rather, he
"You're caught up in your profits, grandfather, the most famous arranged with railroads, highly disciplined spending, believed in "cooperation," as he
you're highly defensive, and you oilman of all time, had been at the effectively forcing his rivals to centralized and methodical called his collusion with railroads
yield on nothing. You're deeply center of the dispute -- and on the subsidize Standard's business. decision-making, and brilliantly and like-minded oilmen. In
and profoundly committed to opposite side of it. Almost as soon as he took his engineered and executed complex general, Rockefeller believed that
sharing nothing." In its May 15, 1911, opinion, the oath of office, President Theodore projects. The public, meanwhile, flat-out capitalism was fatally
So it continued at the hearing on court wrote that Standard Oil had Roosevelt ordered a government has largely forgotten the Supreme chaotic and acted accordingly,
a Democratic proposal to repeal come by its hegemony "not as a investigation of the company. In Court case, along with the variously buying out and crushing
tax breaks for the oil industry, a result of normal methods of 1906, the government filed specifics of the charges, but not his rivals to the best of his ability.
venerable ritual in Washington at industrial development, but by … restraint-of-trade charges against the sentiments underlying the This entry passed through the
times of high gas prices. excluding others from the trade, Standard. decision. Simply put, Americans Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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100 years to the day after the much of those years over his Oil have continued to loom over Rockefeller's views diverged from

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Save or Splurge:
Beyond Petroleum. Or Not. - By 10 Suggestions
on What's Worth
Bryan Walsh
BRYAN WALSH (Foreign view it as a vote of confidence." major reasons that the United that there is potentially money to
the Spend When
You're on
Policy) Verdezyne is hardly the only States still lacks a climate change be made -- and at the very least,
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benefit from Big Oil's interest. that view is not exactly wrong. A the days of $4 a gallon gas. (HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
This month a biofuel start-up Amyris -- another advanced- recent analysis by the NGO BP was the first oil major to see
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called Verdezyne announced an biofuel start-up that has investors Carbon Brief found that nine out this and act accordingly, in part
undisclosed infusion of cash from drooling -- gets more funding of the 10 most prolific scientists because being seen as anti-climate In 2009, it was all about the "
a pair of investors. That by itself from BP than any other source. denying the human origins of change was far less acceptable in staycation" -- foregoing expensive
wasn't unusual -- Verdezyne, a This month, French oil giant Total climate change had links to London than it was in Houston. travel and enjoying vacation time
California-based company that invested nearly $1.4 billion in the Exxon; the company spent John Browne, BP's former CEO, at home. Just a year later,
e n g i n e e r s y e a s t c a p a b l e o f American solar firm SunPower, millions in the 1990s funding wanted the respect of the Davos travelers are back in the game,
d i g e s t i n g p l a n t s u g a r s a n d paying generously for 60 percent think tanks like the Atlas elite, for whom climate change willing to spend some cash to get
e x c r e t i n g b i o f u e l s a n d of the company and extending Economic Research Foundation became an article of faith by the the heck outta town. Economic
biochemicals -- is considered one another $1 billion in credit. Shell and the Institute for Energy beginning of the 2000s. But by situations seem to be better.
of the most promising firms in the has worked with Codexis and Research that spread doubt about 2007 even Exxon was backing Few of us, however, are rolling in
crowded advanced-biofuels space. Brazilian ethanol giant Cosan on a global warming. You won't find away from climate denial, it. For most of the regular people
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this latest round of financing was Kyrgyzstan. Even ExxonMobil -- up to call for legislation limiting remorse for it. what's worth the money.
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Newstablet Edition Economy/ 33

Economic Bust in Australia:Near-Record Corporate


Bankruptcies, Employment Drops Unexpectedly; Rise
in Bad Home Loans;Record Low Property Transactions
noreply@blogger.com (Michael numbers. Australia’s participation rate, economists in that Bloomberg $6.8 billion.
Shedlock) (Mish's Global Record Low Property which measures the labor force as survey because the employment This will comfortably beat last
Economic Trend Analysis) Transactions a percentage of the population report came out after the reported year’s profit result of $6.04
Submitted at 5/13/2011 2:36:00 PM The Sunday Times reports WA over 15 years old, fell to 65.6 rise in corporate bankruptcies. billion.
Those looking for bad news can suffers record low property percent in April from 65.8 percent Here is one more piece of the But CBA’s experience with an 11
find plenty of it in Australia, transactions a month earlier, it showed. puzzle to consider. per cent jump in the number of
which in my opinion is soon THE State Government has Last month’s decline in jobs Rise in Bad Home Loans missed payments on housing
headed for recession and rate cuts. confirmed that WA’s declining brings to 26,300 the number of The Age reports a Rise in CBA loans in the March quarter follows
Near-Record Corporate property market has hit rock net new positions created in the bad home loans a similar run-up in arrears by
Bankruptcies bottom, with property activity last first four months of the year, the Commonwealth Bank’s decision ANZ and Westpac.
Please consider Rising rents, month falling to 16-year lows. weakest January-through-April to aggressively grow its mortgage Usually such a sudden increase in
cautious consumers behind rise in “The low April figure came on the period of employment growth market share at the height of the lending arrears would be a cause
insolvencies back of March which was the number since 1999. financial crisis is starting to cause for concern in the banking sector
The number of companies worst for 14 years, and January Economists in a Bloomberg indigestion after it revealed an given their large exposure to
entering insolvency in March and February which saw the News survey forecast a 17,000 increase in the number of housing mortgages. But Mr Norris pointed
reached a near-record high of just lowest activity for nearly two increase in April, according to loans starting to turn bad. to natural disasters such as
under 1,500, according to the decades,” he said. the median of 21 estimates. The Further stress in the housing Queensland’s floods causing
corporate regulator, with cautious Rock Bottom? jobless rate held at 4.9 percent. market could emerge with CBA stress among some homeowners.
consumers and rising rents What makes anyone think this is The RBA said in its May 6 chief executive Ralph Norris Norris Way to Optimistic
believed to be behind the the bottom? quarterly policy statement that predicting the Reserve Bank could I disagree with the CBA chief
worrying result. Employment Unexpectedly Falls “most leading indicators point to issue as many as two interest rate executive Ralph Norris on nearly
Figures from the Australian Most Since 2009 further growth in employment increases by October. every point.
Securities and Investments Bloomberg reports Australian over the months ahead, although ”We’re obviously expecting the • I highly doubt the RBA hikes
Commission show the number of Employment Unexpectedly Falls at a slower pace than in 2010.” It Reserve Bank to increase rates twice more.
company collapses reached 1,491 Most Since 2009, Currency also predicted the jobless rate and there’s possibly one or two • I expect cuts as the Australian
in March, versus 1,299 in Weakens would fall to 4.25 percent by rises to come in the next six economy slumps into a big
February and 640 in January. Australian employers December 2013. months,” Mr Norris told an recession.
The 1,491 figure is one of the unexpectedly cut workers in April RBA Calls For Unemployment investor briefing. • I expect delinquencies to rise
highest ever figures released by by the most since 2009 as hiring Rate to Drop Mr Norris was speaking as CBA further.
ASIC since the late 1990s, and a weakens in states less affected by What the hell is it that the RBA confirmed it was on track for a • I expect profits at CBA have
significant rise on March 2010s the nation’s mining boom, sees that I don’t? The property record profit result after it peaked or will soon do so.
figure of 1,313. sending the local currency bust is underway and going to reported third-quarter earnings of
Small Business Council of tumbling and stocks lower. accelerate, retailers are going $1.7 billion. Except for my economist friend
Australia chief Peter Strong warns The number of full-time jobs under, and consumers are tapped Even with demand for credit Steve Keen, I have to ask: Has
we might not have seen the worst declined by 49,100 in April, the out. expected to remain subdued until anyone down under learned
yet, with the impact of the most since February 2009, and How exactly does that translate to after next month, the latest anything from the property bust in
flooding and Cyclone Yasi in part-time employment rose by lower unemployment rate?’ performance so far should see the ECONOMIC page 36
summer not yet reflected in the 26,900, today’s report showed. I certainly have to laugh at the bank deliver cash earnings of
34 Economy/ Newstablet Edition

How You Can Profit From Japan's Solution


To Its Energy Crisis
William Patalon III (Money accident, Japan already consumed accuracy and timing. I reached
Game) about 35% of the world's annual him at his office in Canada, where
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:50:00 AM liquefied natural gas output, he and his family live so that he
meaning heightened LNG imports can be closer to many of the
Just days after Money Morning would be one of the most likely natural-resources companies that
columnist Peter Krauth predicted candidates to make up for the he follows for the "Global
a global uptick in liquefied natural energy shortfall. Resource Alert" (so many of the
gas (LNG) demand because of the Krauth also understood that miners and energy firms that he
nuclear-powerplant disaster in Japan had to move quickly - follows are Canadian-based).
Japan, experts predicted the Asian e s p e c i a l l y s i n c e t h e f a s t - After accepting my kudos, his
heavyweight would boost LNG approaching hot-weather season comments were both modest - and
imports by 50% to help ease the would only exacerbate that matter of fact.
massive energy shortage the country's energy shortfall. Said Krauth: "In assessing the
country now faces because of the Surprisingly, we very quickly consequences of Japan's nuclear
tragedy. received a number of comments, e disaster, it was clear to me that
Krauth is Money Morning's -mails and other bits of feedback LNG would really benefit," he
resident natural resources expert, f r o m r e a d e r s w h o a r d e n t l y said in a call from his office up in
and he also runs the " Global disagreed with Krauth's LNG resource-rich Canada. "Of all the
Resource Alert" advisory service. imports prediction. options, it made the most sense in
Late last month, in the special Krauth knew that he'd be terms of a quick turnaround time."
and Australia were meeting to the greeting: "Congratulations, my
report " A Trillion Reasons to Bet vindicated. But even he was Added Krauth:"And here's the
discuss ways that Australia could boy - you just hit the ammo
Big on LNG," Krauth told Money surprised at just how quickly that other thing, Bill: When it comes
help Japan solve its energy dump."
Morning subscribers to take a vindication arrived. to worldwide demand growth, the
shortfall. Australian LNG imports I brought that little tradition with
close look at liquefied natural gas, LNG Imports Will be the Key global uptick will not be limited
was listed as a likely option. me to Money Morning: When the
predicting that Japan would seize The very next night after we to Japan. South Korea is eyeing
And that still wasn't the end of it. very smart gurus who write for
u p o n L N G a s a r e a d y a n d published Krauth's essay, Radio Canada's high arctic as a major
A few days later, a survey of you "hit the ammo dump" with a
plentiful partial solution to its Japan- the country's external LNG source, and making concrete
experts revealed that Japan would major market "call," I
increasingly serious energy- shortwave-broadcasting service - moves.
likely boost LNG imports by 50% immediately phone them to offer
shortfall quagmire. reported that Indonesia, the "This past January, a group of
to address the energy shortfall. congratulations - and to pump
Japan relies on fuel imports for world's third-largest exporter of South Korean ‘natgas' executives,
Years ago, when I was covering them for some follow-up fodder
most of its energy needs. After the liquefied natural gas, was looking including the CEO of Kogas
Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE: EK) to present to all of our readers.
M a r c h 1 1 e a r t h q u a k e a n d to ship as many as 21 additional (Korea Gas Corp.), the world's
as a business reporter for the A Look Ahead
subsequent powerplant accident cargoes of the fuel to Japan this largest LNG importer, met in
Gannett Co. Inc. (NYSE: GCI) After reviewing all three of the
ruined 20% of its nuclear power year. Canada's Northwest Territories.
newspaper in Upstate New York - global media reports that
output, Japan has been forced to And the "vindication" didn't stop Though in its infancy, their idea is
and broke a big story - a Wall supported his prediction that
s e e k o u t o t h e r s o u r c e s o f there. to someday import LNG from
Street analyst friend of mine who Japan would dramatically boost
electricity. A day after the Indonesia Canada's Mackenzie Delta
also followed the photo giant its LNG imports, I telephoned
Krauth knew that, even before revelation, Radio Japan reported
would routinely telephone me, Peter to congratulate him for a
the earthquake and powerplant that the prime ministers of Japan HOW page 35
and would start off his call with call that was impressive in both its
Newstablet Edition Economy/ Obituaries 35
HOW
Investor Poll Says Tax Hikes Needed; 60% Think continued from page 34

through an eventual LNG

No Budget Agreement by October 1; McConnell terminal. Korea could ship the gas
in ice-breaking LNG tankers
across the top end of Alaska, and
Wants Medicare Cuts Before Hiking Debt Ceiling on to Asian ports.
"And they're serious about taking
noreply@blogger.com (Michael nullify the policy changes as curb spending, the speaker said, -term deal, more than 7 of 10 poll position. Kogas has already
Shedlock) (Mish's Global issues in the 2012 elections, he as otherwise “the markets will act r e s p o n d e n t s a r e c o n f i d e n t agreed to pay $30 million for 20%
Economic Trend Analysis) said. f o r u s v e r y s o o n . ” G l o b a l Congress will raise the $14.29 of a Northwest Territories gas
Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:47:00 PM “We can do something important Investors Say Tax Hike Needed to trillion debt limit and stave off a field currently owned by MGM
In a Bloomberg poll, 60% believe for the country together, and this Cut U.S. Deficit default on U.S. obligations. The Energy Corp. (PINK: MGMCF).
budget issues will not be resolved is the opportunity,” the top Senate Please consider a Bloomberg Poll government will run out of "Clearly, projects like this face
by October 1, the start of the Republican said. “That is the that shows Investors Say Tax options for avoiding default by i m p o r t a n t c h a l l e n g e s b o t h
fiscal year. Meanwhile the battle importance of this debt ceiling Hike Needed to Cut U.S. Deficit about Aug. 2, according to financial and technical. But with
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Skatalites' drummer Knibb dies in Jamaica at 80 (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Obituaries) AP - Lloyd Knibb, an influential with The Skatalites and helped wife said Friday. He was 80.
Jamaican drummer who played develop the ska beat, has died, his
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Louisiana Is About To Be Houdini's Letter, Mary


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Gregory White (Money Game)
Stories)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:00:00 AM
bizarre, items going on display
this weekend. The preview gallery
includes a letter that Harry
Houdini wrote to the NYPL’s
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:27:39 AM Harry Houdini's letter to the New d i r e c t o r i n 1 9 1 1 a b o u t t h e
York Public Library accompanied library’s meager collection of
The Morganza floodway, a safety h i s c o n t r i b u t i o n s t o t h e magic books, a lock of Mary
valve on the Mississippi River institution's collection of books on S h e l l e y ’ s h a i r a n d C h a r l e s
that allows water to flow into low "legerdemain, magic or hand-cuff Dickens’ letter opener — made
lying areas north of major cities, tricks." from the paw of his cat, Bob.
is set to be opened today The curators at the New York Celebration of the centennial,
unleashing a wall of water on the Public Library have spent a which will include a festival
region. century amassing the library’s featuring Lego sculptures of the
The water flow will impact at extensive research collection — library’s famous lions on May 21
least 2,500 people, and potentially everything from 4,300-year-old and 22, comes at a trying time for
as many as 22,500, according to Sumerian cuneiforms to Malcolm the institution. It’s currently
Bloomberg. X’s briefcase. facing $40 million in cuts under
From Bloomberg: Now the library is putting a vast Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s
The opening of Louisiana’s selection of that stash on display proposed budget, leading the
statement. For the latest news, visit
Morganza floodway today may in Celebrating 100 Years. The library to launch a letter-writing
The flood is already impacting Business Insider. Follow us on
send enough water to fill a exhibit opens Saturday at the and fundraising drive. Losing the
the area around Memphis, and Twitter and Facebook.
football field 10 feet deep every NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman funding could lead to branch
farmland there is expected to be Join the conversation about this
second across the heart of Cajun Building, which is celebrating its closures and reduced library
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country, eventually filling an area 100th birthday. hours.
When the floodgate is opened, See Also:
almost as large as Connecticut. “Each of the 250 items selected Celebrating 100 Years will be on
15,000 acres of farmland will be • The Mississippi Nightmare
Major General Michael Walsh, a r e n o t o n l y i n d i v i d u a l l y display and free to the public until
flooded in Louisiana as well. Scenario
president of the Mississippi River compelling, but shown together, the end of December.
The opening of the Morganza • Check Out This Insane Before-
Commission, has told Col. tell the story of the world around Images courtesy New York
floodway will also have an impact And-After Picture Of The
Edward Fleming to open the us, and how it has changed over Public Library
on oil and gas production in the Mississippi Flood
spillway as soon as the river’s time,” said Paul LeClerc, the This entry passed through the
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flow reaches 1.5 million cubic library’s president, in a statement Full-Text RSS service — if this is
operate in affected areas.
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Don't miss: The Mississippi
River Landing, the U.S. Army the only institution in the world on someone else's site, please read
nightmare scenario >
Corps of Engineers said in a t h a t a l w a y s m a k e s t h e s e the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
collections accessible to the only/faq.php#publishers. Five
public.” Filters featured article: If At First
The library gave Wired.com a Y o u D o n ' t S u c c e e d - F o u r
sneak peek at some of the Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
sometimes funny, sometimes Topple Gadafi.
38 Economy/ Culture/ Featured/ Newstablet Edition

China Just Banned Diesel Sarah Jessica Parker Parties


With Harvey Weinstein and
Exports And Its Oil Demand Hits the Carpet in Cannes
Molly Goodson (PopSugar)

Could Be About To Surge


Gregory White (Money Game)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:15:00 AM

Sarah Jessica Parker dazzled in a


white Dolce&Gabbana gown at
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:41:00 AM
The Weinstein Company's soiree
China just banned the export of in Cannes last night. Harvey
all diesel fuel from the country, Weinstien presented previews of
according to the Financial Times. their upcoming slate including My
The move comes in advance of Idiot Brother, which debuted at
the high-demand summer season Sundance, and My Week With
and recent protests in the county Marilyn, which is out later this
against rising fuel prices. It's the year and stars Michelle Williams
Harvey Weinstein gushed a bit
second such move by a BRIC as Marilyn Monroe. Sarah Jessica
about Sarah up on stage, saying
nation, with Russia banning Parker took the stage to present a
that his friend Anthony Minghella
gasoline exports through five minute peek at I Don't Know
would have loved her for the part.
prohibitive export taxes in recent How She Does It, the romantic
SJP then changed and was off to
weeks. comedy she recently filmed. It
the Cannes Film Festival premiere
But China doesn't just consume stars Sarah as a working mom
of TWC's Wu Xia. Don't miss all
its own diesel, it also ships some trying to juggle her career and
may add 200,000 - 300,000 Talks Made "Significant our coverage of Cannes straight
to markets like Vietnam, Japan, family, and it costars an ensemble
barrels a day to global demand. Progress" But Yuan Revaluation from the action in France! View
the U.S., France, and Singapore. cast including Pierce Brosnan,
Don't miss: A former BP exec Needs To Speed Up Slideshow ›
Japan in the wake of the Olivia Munn, Christina
explains why peak oil is real > • Obama Eases Restrictions On
Fukushima and tsunami disasters, Hendricks, and Greg Kinnear.
For the latest investing news, Oil And Gas Drilling In Alaska,
has seen its production decline as visit Money Game. Follow us on Atlantic, And Gulf Of Mexico
well. Twitter and Facebook. • What Rampant Chinese
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with the IEA saying the country

Downloading my videos from Flickr


(Scripting News) via their API. them. to actually download the videos. I it. Also on the Flickr developer
Submitted at 5/14/2011 4:11:58 AM It's all been working pretty well Most of my Flickr uploads have could of course be missing blog.
until I realized I needed to check been JPGs, but there are a few something.
I'm working on getting my Flickr on the videos, and see if I needed MP4s. PS: It seems from this thread
pictures to flow to an S3 bucket to do something special with Near as I can tell, there is no way there was at one time a way to do
Newstablet Edition Culture/ 39

How Google Chromebook Will Feel For


Music Fans
Eliot Van Buskirk (Wired Top
Stories)
Submitted at 5/13/2011 11:00:00 PM

As it tends to do around this time


of year, Google is making waves
this week with its Google I/O
developers’ conference in San
Francisco, where it announced not
only the innovative WebGL-
enabled music video we profiled
on Wednesday, but — more
importantly for the future of
computing — its Chromebook
series of netbooks, which sit
somewhere between the tablet and
the laptop and are designed from
the ground up for cloud
computing. Perhaps Larry Ellison
wasn’t wrong about “thin clients”
— just 15 years too early about
the tipping point when processing
power and data storage would
retreat from the personal
computer at the edge of the
network, migrating back to big,
centralized mainframes like the
one pictured above.
Google envisions schools and
businesses snapping up
Chromebooks (initially from Acer
and Samsung) at bulk rates for
deployment across student
populaces or roving sales forces.
But as happened with the personal continue to migrate to the cloud you carry around a laptop, with its than for listening to Spotify as one collecting to the cloud — not only
computer, plenty of “regular” where they can be accessed by expensive memory, operating edits a Google Doc and plays the on these recently-announced
people will surely buy these multiple personal devices. s y s t e m , a n d web app version of Angry Birds? Chromebooks, but also on
devices over the coming years After all, if all your music and other accouterments more suited As music fans make the transition
too, as their data and software apps are stored online, why would for downloading email in 1996 from iTunes-style music HOW page 40
40 Culture/ Newstablet Edition
HOW
continued from page 39

smartphones, tablets, and other Web apps are your new friends limited wireless data plans upon
computer-like devices that are not If you want to branch out to which they rely for just about As Chromebooks and other cloud
computers — they’re in for some music services that are not offered everything whenever there’s no -oriented devices take hold, music
big changes: by the same big company behind access to WiFi. fans will come to appreciate what
The main allure of cloud music is your netbook or operating system, Assuming you use your data plan is now a relatively arcane feature:
its elimination of bloated client- web apps — including not only for nothing else, here’s how much the ability to cache music offline,
side software like iTunes, which
duplicates music files all over
official Chrome apps like the ones
offered by Google itself but also
wireless listening the standard
Chromebook 3G wireless plans
so that we can listen without
eating up our data plans —
Top 10 Awesome
your hard drive, eats up RAM, web-based music services such as will allow (assuming a 128 Kbps ironically, the same way we do Android Features
and requires wires to transfer MOG, which runs within a bit rate for the music) depending today with iTunes, just on a
music to devices. Instead, your browser — will become a crucial on how much you pay for your smaller, bite-sized scale. that the iPhone
computing devices will function part of your music experience. wireless data, above and beyond Image courtesy of Computer
more as input points for uploading Google plans to charge an extra whatever your music locker or History Museum Doesn't Have
songs, bookmarking them on
music services such as YouTube,
$2/month for the ability to install
Chrome apps, but anything you
subscription service might cost:
• Free 100MB per month(what
This entry passed through the
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tagging them as favorites within a can access within a web browser you get with the first two years of your content and you're reading it Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)
music service, adding them to will be free to access (other than ownership under the current plan): on someone else's site, please read Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:00:00 AM
your personal collection, or whatever subscription fees you 1 hour and 45 minutes of music the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
making playlists out of them in have to pay to access those playback for an entire month only/faq.php#publishers. Five We love both Android and iOS,
order to find them more easily services). • $10 for an unlimited day pass: Filters featured article: If At First but the open nature of Andorid
within a large subscription library. Data plans are the enemy listen all day You Don't Succeed - Four just means it can do things others
Your media and playback Other than worrying that the • $20 for 1GB of data in a given Decades Of US-UK Attempts To just can't. Here are our favorite
software will reside on a server company you just entrusted your month: a little over half hour of Topple Gadafi. Android apps and features that
far, far away, whether it’s music collection to might go out music per day you won't find on its Apple-clad
administered by Google, Amazon, of business or change its terms • $35 for 3GB of data in a given brethren. More »
Apple, or whoever. Say goodbye (assuming services don’t agree to month: nearly two hours of music
to knowing where your music enact“one big database” to allay per day
actually lives — the future of those fears), the biggest problem • $50 for 5GB of data in a given
music collecting lies in access, not with cloud computing, and by month: a little over three hours of
storage. extension Chromebooks, is the music per day

Angelina, Miley Bikini, Penelope, Posh, and


More in This Week in Pictures!
PopSugar (PopSugar) off with appearances from Rachel Mouse at Disneyland. Miley pictures and biggest stories
Submitted at 5/14/2011 6:02:00 AM McAdams and her boyfriend Cyrus headed to Brazil to soak in including Mother's Day, Victoria's
Michael Sheen, Angelina Jolie, the sun during her tour and Vince Secret models, and more! View
I t w a s a b u s y w e e k w i t h Diane Kruger, and more while Vaughn shared a sweet park day Slideshow ›
Hollywood's hottest stars stepping back in LA Penelope Cruz with his daughter. That's not all
out for events across the globe. p r e m i e r e d P i r a t e s o f t h e with Johnny Depp and Mickey that happened this week though -
The Cannes Film Festival kicked Caribbean: On Stranger Tides click through to see all the best
Newstablet Edition Culture/ 41

Artist Creates Intricate Portraits Out of Old


Maps
Olivia Solon, Wired UK (Wired Rosato noted that because paper
Top Stories) maps are rarely used any more,
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:00:00 AM they are easy for her to acquire.
“For my birthday this year, my
Nikki Rosato's Two Bostons mom surprised me with about 20
turns sliced-up maps into an pounds of used road maps that she
intriguing human form. obtained from online sources such
Photo: Nikki Rosato as eBay.”
Artist Nikki Rosato creates More recently, Rosato — who is
intricate portraits by cutting away studying at the School of the
at old maps, leaving only the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston—
roads and rivers behind like a has been using the cut-away maps
network of blood vessels. Rosato as stencils to aid the creation of
uses a Stanley knife to hand-cut large-scale drawings. “I’m hoping
away all of the landmasses to create a narrative through the
between the roads and waterways, visual figural relationships that I
and then uses the delicate paper lay out across the drawing paper
left to create portraits — some in — touching on ideas of loss,
2-D and some sculptural pieces. abandonment, memory, identity
For the sculptural pieces, such as and relationships,” she explained.
a bust she created of herself, she Make sure you check out Wired
creates a structure out of packing UK’s map-tastic gallery of
tape to act as a mold and then Rosato’s work.
the place.” it feels like when one is treated took photos of friends and asked
shapes the map around the head, This entry passed through the
She first started playing around like one is just a body — simply them which place they felt best
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with maps after finding a box of regarding the body as a structural r e p r e s e n t e d t h e m o r w a s
supporting the overall frame with your content and you're reading it
vintage maps in a used bookstore casing,” Rosato said. “I was important to them. She then used
an internal structure of small on someone else's site, please read
at a printmaking conference at breaking apart the body into lines, a map of that place to create a
wires. Larger pieces require a the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
Virginia Commonwealth thinking about fingerprints, likeness of her subjects.
number of different maps glued only/faq.php#publishers. Five
University. She bought a few and footprints, wrinkles, creases in the “By making portraits in this way,
together. Filters featured article: If At First
took them home to experiment skin and how this relates to issues the map tactually becomes a
Rosato told Wired.co.uk: You Don't Succeed - Four
with, noticing how there was a of identity. The surface of the delicate, skinlike structure,” she
“Through the removal of the land Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
parallel between the road lines human body is literally covered in added. “The map serves as a
masses, the places almost become Topple Gadafi.
and the lines that cover the human lines, and these physical lines visual system mimicking skin or
ambiguous, since all of the text is
body. hold stories about our lives.” veins, etc., and it is a system that
lost. Unless someone really
“I was thinking of what it means For her first map series — If You shapes identity. The map is a
knows the roads and highways, it
to have a physical body and what Were a Place, You’d Be …— she memory.”
is almost impossible to identify
42 Culture/ TV/ Newstablet Edition

New York Rangers' Derek


Boogaard Found Dead at
28
Joyce Eng (TVGuide.com:
Breaking News)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:53:00 AM

Derek Boogaard
New York Rangers forward
Derek Boogaard has been found
dead. He was 28.
The Rangers did not release
details of his death, but according
How to make an X-Wing to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune,
Boogaard was found Friday
Fighter out of office supplies evening in his Minneapolis
apartment by his family. The

you have lying around Hennepin County Medical


Examiner's office in Minnesota
(Holy Kaw!) turn this… said an autopsy was pending.
into this… See other stars we lost this year
Submitted at 5/13/2011 10:25:00 PM
That’s right. Turn your cubicle's "Derek was an extremely kind and Dec. 9 when he sustained a Boogaard also is survived by his
To rid our cluttered desks of odds and ends into an X-Wing caring individual," New York concussion in a fight the Senators' mother, Joanne; father, Len; a
unsightly office supplies, we fighter and plot against the Rangers President and General Matt Carkner in Ottawa. He did sister, Krysten; and two brothers,
usually shove them all half- darkside (your boss). Kidding! Manager Glen Sather said in a not play again. Aaron, a minor league hockey
hazardly into a drawer. But Learn how at Instructables. statement. "He was a very At 6-foot-7 and 265 pounds, player, and Ryan, a Royal
Instructables thinks you can do In need of some fun? thoughtful person, who will be Boogaard was an enforcer and Canadian Mountie in
better. They’ll show you how to Permalink| Leave a comment » dearly missed by all those who had been voted the toughest Saskatchewan.
knew him. We extend our deepest fighter and most intimidating This entry passed through the
sympathies to his family, friends player in NHL polls several times. Full-Text RSS service — if this is
and teammates during this "I'm not afraid to do what I do," your content and you're reading it
difficult time." Boogaard said when he joined on someone else's site, please read
Known as the "Boogeyman," Rangers. "New York knows what the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
Boogaard hailed from Saskatoon, type of player I am." only/faq.php#publishers. Five
Saskatchewan, and played for the Get the rest of today's news Filters featured article: If At First
Minnesota Wild for five seasons Boogaard played only 22 games You Don't Succeed - Four
before signing a four-year, $6.5 with the Rangers. In his 255-game Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
million contract with the Rangers NHL career, he had 3 goals, 13 Topple Gadafi.
in July. Boogaard's season ended assists and 589 penalty minutes.
Newstablet Edition Politics-Left/ 43

Mass sackings in Bahrain crackdown


(AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)) unions called a general strike on both the earlier mass protests, and
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:02:10 AM March 13. Under Bahraini law, now mass dismissals of
companies are within their rights employees. Analysts say the
More than 2,000 private sector to terminate the employment of sackings do not inspire confidence
employees, most of them Shia, staff members who miss days of in the business community.
have either been sacked or w o r k a b o v e a n d b e y o n d a In March, foreign assets in the
suspended in an expanding specified period of unexcused country's offshore banking sector
Bahraini crackdown on anti- leave. fell 10 per cent, hitting their
government protests, an Al Another man who lost his job lowest levels since 2005.
Jazeera investigation has found. told Al Jazeera that he was The Bahraini government insists
The General Federation of struggling to support his family. it has only punished those who
Bahrain's Trade Unions puts the He said that the mass dismissals committed criminal acts during
figure of those who have been were completely unexpected. the protests, and denies there is a
fired at 1,300, with Bahraini "We have never faced this before. sectarian angle to the issue.
rights groups reporting that We have no idea how to deal with Analysts are not so sure,
h u n d r e d s m o r e h a v e b e e n it. We are waiting for news from however.
suspended from their government the company. Will they let us "I do believe this is a political
jobs. back? Will i be compensated?" he and other repressive measures that Contradictory discourses decision done by the authorities,
T h e I n t e r n a t i o n a l L a b o u r asked. Click here for more of Al effectively undermine its capacity Speaking to Al Jazeera, Guy rather than decisions done by the
Organisation says that the number Jazeera's special coverage to exercise its legitimate trade Ryder, the deputy director-general companies or establishments,"
of people dismissed or suspended "It's the only job I know and I union functions," the statement of the ILO, said that there were s a i d S a y e d H a d i , a f o r m e r
currently stands at over 2,000. loved it." read. two contradictory discourses at member of parliament and a trade
Al Jazeera spoke to a number of The International Labour T h e I L O s a i d t h a t m a s s play. union chairman.
people who had been fired in Organisation has appealed to the dismissals had been reported from "The discourse of the government The ILO's Ryder pointed out that
recent weeks. They spoke on Bahraini government to ensure the Bahrain Petroleum Company is that it has had, in fact, no role Bahrain, in comparison to other
condition of anonymity, fearing that workers are not subjected to (including the president of that whatsoever in the dismissal of countries in the region, has had a
government reprisals. "unfair, unjust and degrading" company's trade union), the Alba workers. That dismissals have much freer labour law regime, and
One man said that lawyers asked treatment. Aluminium Company, the Khalifa taken place by decision of that this offers hope for workers
him questions related to anti- In a statement released on April Sea Port and Gulf Air. It said that companies and in accordance with who have been dismissed.
government protests the day he 5, 2011, Juan Somavia, the employees and trade union labour legislation prevailing in "It's worth recalling that Bahrain
was fired. director-general of the ILO's activists were facing dismissal Bahrain. So the government has has stood out over the last decade
"He kept asking if I went to the international labour office, said a n d l e g a l p r o s e c u t i o n f o r very much a hands-off discourse or so as perhaps the best example
Pearl Roundabout, if I went to the that he had conveyed "grave encouraging workers to take part on this matter. of progressive policies towards
protests. If I met any of the concern" to the Bahraini prime in the general strike. "That version is contradicted by labour in the Gulf region. Bahrain
opposition leaders. If I was a minister in an earlier missive. The American Federation of the trade unions in Bahrain, who stands out as a country with an
member of any political societies. "In the wake of the recent wave of Labor and Congress of Industrial say that employers, in fact, have i n d e p e n d e n t t r a d e u n i o n
If I made donations to the peaceful demonstrations which Organizations (AFL-CIO), the b e e n s u b j e c t e d t o p o l i t i c a l m o v e m e n t , a n d t h a t i s n o t
protesters. These questions were w e r e m e t b y t h e B a h r a i n i largest trade union group in the pressure to dismiss people who generally the case in the region,"
repeated again and again," he authorities with excessive use of US, has also urged Washington to the government perceives as he said.
said. force and the declaration of a state suspend a free trade pact with having been active in the ... "It's existed since 2002, so there's
Turning point of emergency, the ILO has Bahrain over alleged human rights protest movement," he said. a tradition of labour activism in
The turning point for this side of received further information about abuses committed since the The Bahraini economy,
the crackdown came when labour dismissals of GFBTU activists MASS page 46
crackdown on protests began. meanwhile, continues to reel from
44 Politics-Left/ Newstablet Edition

US stops short of recognising Libya rebels


(AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE)) what the NTC had sought. In an the country's Agriculture
Submitted at 5/14/2011 12:12:19 AM op-ed published in the New York Ministry. The same building,
Times ahead of his meetings in however, was targeted days ago
The United States has stopped Washington, Jibril had written and, at the time, residents said it
short of granting full diplomatic that the NTC was seeking to be was a government intelligence
recognition to Libya's rebel r e c o g n i s e d a s t h e " s o l e " building.
council, but the White House has legitimate representative of the Shortly before Gaddafi's remarks
said the council is a "legitimate Libyan people. were broadcast, regime
and credible interlocutor of the The White House, however, has spokesman Moussa Ibrahim
Libyan people". signalled that such a move would need. continues to attack his people. claimed that a NATO airstrike in
Mahmoud Jibril, who serves as be premature. "If there is any country that is The White House spokesman Brega had targeted a meeting of
the foreign minister of the rebels' "I don't anticipate action like willing to arm us, we are happy to offered no specifics on how the dozens of clerics and officials
National Transitional Council that," Jay Carney, the White defend ourselves," Ali Tarhouni, US planned to do that, saying from around Libya, a claim
(NTC), met Tom Donilon, the US House spokesman, said. the council's minister of finance only that officials were, "in NATO denies.
president's national security Financial aid and oil, said after a meeting at the regular communications with Ibrahim said 11 imams were
advisor, at the White House on Meanwhile, the US has stepped State Department on Friday. Congress, and that will continue". k i l l e d i n t h e i r s l e e p a t a
Friday. up financial assistance for the anti "This is a thug, a killer regime Administration officials have guesthouse, and 50 people were
"During the meeting, Mr Donilon -Gaddafi rebels, with Obama that took a peaceful movement been eager to show signs of wounded, including five in critical
stated that the United States views authorising $25m in non-lethal and forced us to carry arms. It's progress in the Libyan bombing condition.
the [NTC] as a legitimate and a s s i s t a n c e a n d $ 5 3 m i n legitimate that we have arms to campaign, first led by the US and The alliance, responding to the
credible interlocutor of the Libyan h u m a n i t a r i a n a i d . defend ourselves." now overseen by NATO. claim, said it had attacked a
people," the White House said in The White House said it was Despite financially backing the Obama on Friday met privately military command-and-control
a statement released after the looking for ways to increase opposition, the White House says with Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the centre, and that it could "not
meeting. Click here to follow our f i n a n c i a l s u p p o r t t o t h e questions about who exactly the NATO Secretary-General, in the i n d e p e n d e n t l y c o n f i r m t h e
Libya live blog opposition, in part through rebels are and their long-term Oval Office. The White House validity" of claims of civilian
"In contrast, Mr Donilon stressed congressional legislation that objectives are keeping the United said the two agreed that military casualties.
that [Libyan leader Muammar] would free up a portion of the States from recognising the action would go on until Gaddafi's " W e ' r e v e r y c a r e f u l i n t h e
Gaddafi has lost his legitimacy to more than $30bn in frozen assets council as the legitimate Libyan assault on civilians had stopped. selection of our targets and this
rule and reiterated [US] President c o n n e c t e d t o t h e G a d d a f i government. NATO has been intensifying one was very clearly identified as
[Barack] Obama's call for Gaddafi government in US banks, so that "The question of recognition is airstrikes in several areas of Libya a command center," said an
to leave immediately," it said. it could be used to aid the rebels. one of many policy issues still against Gaddafi's troops in a bid official at NATO's operational
Obama did not meet with the "We believe that if we could under review," Carney said. to weaken his campaign against headquarters in Naples, Italy, who
opposition leaders. access and use blocked Military offensive the rebel uprising. spoke under the alliance's rules
"Mr Donilon and Dr Jibril government of Libya assets it Friday's meetings came as a The Libyan leader, in an audio that he could not be named.
discussed how the United States could make a significant amount deadline neared on a 60-day message broadcast on state This entry passed through the
and the coalition can provide of money available to alleviate the window Obama has to keep the television on Friday, said he had Full-Text RSS service — if this is
additional support to the [NTC]. suffering of the Libyan people," US military involved in the Libya survived the assault. your content and you're reading it
M r D o n i l o n a p p l a u d e d t h e Carney said. campaign without congressional Hours after Gaddafi's minute- on someone else's site, please read
[ N T C ' s ] c o m m i t m e n t t o a n The rebels have said they need up approval. long speech, the sound of four the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
inclusive political transition and a to $3bn in the coming months for However, the White House said explosions, most likely a NATO only/faq.php#publishers. Five
democratic future for Libya," the military salaries, food, medicine the United States and NATO will strike, could be heard in Tripoli. Filters featured article: If At First
statement concluded. and other supplies. They also say continue military operations in Government spokesman Ibrahim
The recognition stops short of no country has sent the arms they L i b y a a s l o n g a s G a d d a f i Uthman said the strikes targeted STOPS page 46
Newstablet Edition Politics-Left/ 45

Deaths as Syrian army storms border town


(AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (AJE))
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:33:48 AM

Protesters march through the


streets in Homs earlier in May in
this still image taken from a
YouTube video [Reuters]
At least four people have died
after army troops stormed the
town of Talkalakh in the restive
Homs province in western Syria.
Witnesses said those killed on
Saturday were among dozens of
people attempting to leave
Talkalakh and enter Lebanon,
which borders the town, a day
after a mass demonstration there
against the rule of Syrian
president Bashar al-Assad.
"The security forces, who had
been encircling Talkalakh since
the morning, fired machine guns.
At least three people were killed
and several were wounded," a
witness told the AFP news
agency.
A fourth died in hospital in
Lebanon from gunshot wounds
sustained while fleeing the Syrian the city, chanting for an end to the Syrian army personnel were including at least four injured government was implementing "a
town, medical sources said. siege on Homs, Baniyas and deployed in Talkalakh after people, had crossed into Lebanon comprehensive political,
Another eyewitness on the border Deraa, the major flashpoints in the officials said troops and tanks - fleeing the violence in their economic and social reform
told Al Jazeera that at least 19 country's uprising. were pulled out of Baniyas and country that has left at least 775 program in the interest of the
people were wounded as the An eyewitness in the city said Deraa. people dead since the start of the people".
military swooped into the town. that, due to the size of the Security barriers were set up at protest movement in mid-March. "There is a correlation between
The violence came after more procession, the military had the entrances of the Talkalakh and 'National dialogue' security and stability from one
than 8,000 people attended removed and relocated some of heavy gunfire was heard, Meanwhile, Adnan Mahmoud, hand, and the reform from the
a funeral in the provincial capital the checkpoints it had established according to activists' accounts. the minister of information, other hand," SANA quote the
of Homs for one of three throughout the city since mass Security forces were deployed in announced "a comprehensive minister as saying.
protesters killed on Friday by anti-regime protests erupted there surrounding villages as well. national dialogue in all Syrian Mahmoud said army units had
Syrian security forces. last month. Lebanese security officials said governorates," Syria's state-run started to leave the coastal city of
Mourners for Fouad al-Rajoub "Everything is peaceful now but cracks of gunfire could be heard SANA news agency reported on Baniyas and completed a pullout
gathered near Bab al-Dreib and we will be passing government on the Lebanese side of the Saturday. from Deraa, although residents
began making their way through buildings and I fear the snipers border. In a press conference on Friday, DEATHS page 46
will open fire on us," he said. Officials said scores of Syrians, Mahmoud said that the
46 TV/ Featured/ Newstablet Edition
MASS DEATHS Does this exist?
continued from page 43 continued from page 45

the country, and one of the


encouraging ... messages that we
government says.
In the meantime, dismissed
there reported tanks outside
mosques in the morning.
acts of killing citizens, terrorised
people, burned public and private
Easy-Linux-EC2
got from the government in our workers say they face crushing Aref Dalila, an economist who properties, halted social and (Scripting News)
conversations with them is that uncertainty about their future. met Shaaban last week, said "the economic life, threatened schools Submitted at 5/14/2011 2:15:29 AM
despite the events of recent "It's difficult to find another job if domination of the security and public security".
weeks, the government's clear you have been sacked at this time. apparatus over life in Syria" must This entry passed through the I don't have a specific need for
intention is to proceed with the We cannot plan. I'm worried end for different opinions to be Full-Text RSS service — if this is this right now, just wondering if it
reform agenda, and that trade about my kids and the future," one represented. your content and you're reading it exists.
unions will be a part of the future such worker told Al Jazeera. "We are long used to these on someone else's site, please read 1. A machine image for Amazon
of the country. This entry passed through the 'dialogues' in Syria, where the the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- EC2.
"The ILO is doing whatever it can Full-Text RSS service — if this is regime assembles its loyalists in a only/faq.php#publishers. Five 2. A flavor of Linux, with basic
with the government and also your content and you're reading it conference and the other opinion Filters featured article: If At First server stuff running (Apache,
with the other social partners to on someone else's site, please read is either in jail or underground," You Don't Succeed - Four FTP).
try to find a way forward so that the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- he said. Decades Of US-UK Attempts To 3. Pre-installed graphic user
people can return to their jobs. only/faq.php#publishers. Five According to the Syrian Topple Gadafi. interface shell.
The government recently Filters featured article: If At First government "police and security Anticipating that people will say
announced... the establishment of You Don't Succeed - Four forces have been sent to pursue I can install whatever shell I want:
a joint committee, headed by the Decades Of US-UK Attempts To armed groups which perpetrated I know that. I'm interested in
minister of labour, with whom Topple Gadafi. something that competes with
we've been talking, to review all Windows on S3 without
dismissals." Windows. And if this doesn't
The results of that review process exist, it should.
are due in the next few days, the
STOPS
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You Don't Succeed - Four


Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
Topple Gadafi.
Former Skinheads Apologize to
Oprah Winfrey (VIDEO)
Nick Zaino (TV Squad) of Africa and were taught by one of the former skinheads.
Submitted at 5/13/2011 4:30:00 PM white people. Another said the Winfrey accepted the apology.
skinheads only used violence Mike, the former skinhead who
Filed under: TV Replay when they were attacked. had addressed the question of
In February, 1988, four skinheads On Friday's show, two of those violence, actually broke into tears
appeared on'The Oprah Winfrey former skinheads returned, thinking about what he had said in
Show'(weekdays, syndicated) to looking considerably older and 1988. "That kid was lost," he said.
defend their views. One skinhead less dangerous. Permalink| Email this| Linking
said that blacks hadn't created "Absolutely from the bottom of were rude, we were arrogant, we Blogs| Comments
anything in America; they had my heart I apologize for how we were disruptive, and hateful," said
come to America from the jungles were on your show, because we
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CBS Picks Up JJ Abrams'


Soap Round-Up: Sami 'Person of Interest' &
Shoots Rafe on Comedy 'Two Broke Girls'
Jean Bentley (TV Squad)

'Days'...and More
Allison Waldman (TV Squad)
Submitted at 5/13/2011 3:45:00 PM

Filed under: Reality-Free, TV


News Finally CBS has joined in
Submitted at 5/14/2011 3:00:00 AM on the pilot pickup action.
The network just picked up
Filed under: Reality-Free, Recaps 'Person of Interest,' a thriller from
Welcome to the Soap Round-Up, 'Lost' co-creator J.J. Abrams and
our weekly recap of all the soap Jonah Nolan. They also gave the
action this past week. Rumors green light to sitcom 'Two Broke
persist that there might be a Girls' starring Kat Dennings.
reprieve for'All My Children' and 'Person of Interest' follows an ex-
'One Life to Live', but so far CIA agent "who teams up with a
nothing concrete. But the shows mysterious billionaire to prevent
keep churning out great violent crimes" in New York City,
storylines, and we're covering says Entertainment Weekly. Norah's Infinite Playlist' actress
them all on TV Squad. 'Lost' veteran Michael Emerson is Kat Dennings as one of the titular
If you don't want to know what set to star alongside Oscar broke girls trying to live the
aired already, consider this a a gun, a fight ensued and Sami Nicole forced EJ to remain in nominee Taraji P. Henson. The dream in Brooklyn. The show is
SPOILER ALERT. was knocked out. Sami came to their bedroom to keep up the show is Abrams' second pickup of from 'Sex and the City' writer
For instance, on 'Days of Our and shot fake Rafe. Chloe had a pretense of their marriage. Taylor the week, with Fox ordering a full Michael Patrick King and
Lives,' the two Rafes finally came one-night-stand with a stranger was frustrated that EJ couldn't season of his other in- comedian Whitney Cummings.
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'Days of Our Lives' had an allergic reaction. Carly
Real Rafe came face to face with wrote a prescription for Katerina
fake Rafe. When the faker pulled Von Leuschner, her real name.

5 Common Excuses for Not Budgeting Your Money


nospam@example.com By: Juliana Weiss-Roessler and seeing that you spend way too
(Quizzle.com) (Financiallyfit on Budgeting can seem like math much each month and need to cut
Shine) minus the fun – and we all know back?
how fun math is. What’s exciting about adding up all your expenses
Submitted at 5/13/2011 5:18:47 PM
48 TV/ Gaming/ Newstablet Edition

Hope for Breaking In? Etta James


Fox Moves Finale to Hospitalized with
Tuesday
Joyce Eng (TVGuide.com:
Blood Infection
Joyce Eng (TVGuide.com:
Breaking News) Breaking News)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:53:00 AM Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:53:00 AM

Breaking In Etta James


Is there still hope for Breaking Jazz vocalist Etta James has been
In? hospitalized with a blood
Fall 2011 TV Scorecard: Which infection.
shows are returning? Which The three-time Grammy winning
aren't? singer of "At Last" was admitted
Fox has moved the finale of the to a hospital in Riverside, Calif.,
axed Christian Slater sitcom to earlier this week with a urinary
Tuesday at 9:30/8:30c, where it tract infection and sepsis, her son,
will air after Raising Hope, Sametto James, told Reuters.
Deadline reports. Code; picks up four new shows on someone else's site, please read Check out photos of Etta James
Thus far, Breaking In has Breaking In has averaged 7.83 the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- "It was a really bad infection,"
inhabited the post- American Idol million viewers over five only/faq.php#publishers. Five James said. "Right now she's on someone else's site, please read
Wednesday slot at 9:30/8:30c, but episodes. Filters featured article: If At First doing a lot better." the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
the network wants to test the show To compensate for the open 30 You Don't Succeed - Four James, 73, has struggled with only/faq.php#publishers. Five
as part of its comedy block. A minutes, Idol will expand to a two Decades Of US-UK Attempts To obesity and underwent gastric Filters featured article: If At First
good showing could mean a -hour show Wednesday. Topple Gadafi. bypass surgery in 2003. You Don't Succeed - Four
resurrection for Season 2, This entry passed through the This entry passed through the Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
according to Deadline. Full-Text RSS service — if this is Full-Text RSS service — if this is Topple Gadafi.
Fox cancels Lie to Me, Chicago your content and you're reading it your content and you're reading it

Fireburst trailer comes with a hot rock single


Mike Schramm (Joystiq) explosions in it. But if you're comes with a hot rock single Permalink| Email this| Comments
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:00:00 AM anything like us, that song is what Fireburst trailer comes with a hot
caught your ears. That's Dayton, rock single originally appeared on
Sure, this trailer for the upcoming Ohio's Hawthorne Heights Joystiq on Sat, 14 May 2011
downloadable arcade racer performing "Drive," which you website. 07:00:00 EST. Please see our
Fireburst has some fun jumps and can get for free on the game's Continue reading Fireburst trailer terms for use of feeds.
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Inside The Woot Writer's Room: ONLY


FOR THE HARDCORE UK RAVER
(Woot! - One Day, One Deal) you will see how some of the Matthew N. Is "Mining" the people wearing them a lot, but the trying to start fires with his mind
Submitted at 5/13/2011 4:00:00 PM people enjoyed the best music in name of a town? Or is the poster white Mickey Mouse gloves? and was convinced it worked
rave culture." saying he quit digging coal to do Gatzby H. Those guy's gloves when the house lights flared, if
Last time, it started with a photo. Randall C. SOMEBODY CALL this? look like Ove Gloves. I'm only for a second.
This time, Randy found a video. THE CRITERION PEOPLE. Jason T. a club, I assume guessing he took "drop it like it's Jason T. 12:20: You guys here
Randall C. The dude at :55 is Jason H."This is it, Bobby. Don't Gatzby H."Hey guys, remember hot" way too literally. for the striped shirt meetup?
having the best/worst time ever. screw this up. Show her your when overalls were hip? Back at Randall C. Oh. Scott made that Jason H. There's a couple of lady
Gatzby H. So many GIFs waiting sweet finger guns and you're in." that club? You remember!" joke already. Mime Gloves. *shiver*
to happen. Gatzby H. This, friends, is why Jason H. Why is the guy at 8:10 Scott L. sometimes it's like you Randall C. That guy at 12:50 is
Scott L. He's so gone Ecstasy is a Scheduled drug. wearing mime gloves? think i don't even exist one of the scariest things I've ever
Jason T. wow Gatzby H."OH GOD THE Jason T. maybe he does actually Scott L. I HAVE FEELINGS seen.
Matthew S. what in the LIGHTS! I WANT TO HOLD mean mining TOO Gatzby H. 13:20: "The service is
Randall C. This is why white MY HANDS IN THE AIR, BUT Scott L. he's like the guy they cut Gatzby H. Who the hell is Scott? TERRIBLE here. WAITRESS!
people keep their dancing to IT'S SO BRIGHT. AND to as a transition in an 80s movie Randall C. I take medication to WAITRESS! WAITRESS!
tightly-confined, dark rooms. COLORED. AND JELLO." Gatzby H. He's justifying his help. WAITRESS!"
And that's where it all began. Matthew N. It looks like footage terrible choices as performance Scott L. Did it come with Gatzby H. 14:14: Winner of
After the jump, enjoy another of a music-in-occupational- art. overalls? Bulgiest Neck Veins
peek into the Woot Writers' Room therapy session for people with Matthew N. That would partially Gatzby H. UNCEE UNCEE Randall C. Was this like a Jets/
and see our raw, mildly censored brain injuries explain the overalls UNCEE UNCEE Sharks thing? Why is the room
real-time chat room commentary Gatzby H. 4:45: It may be the Jason T. they came with the Matthew N. Finger Guns is like split in half with everyone facing
as we enjoy a little trip back to the saddest part of a DJs life when overalls "the 'Cabbage Patch' dance craze each other?
days of rave. Don't watch too far someone has to force other Matthew N. In 1992 I left the was huge; why can't there be a Gatzby H. Alternatively,
ahead without us! people's hands in the air for you. smelting industry to pursue my 'Yosemite Sam?'" following the world's first high
Randall C. Even better dude at Gatzby H. I love how everyone passion for LARP Scott L. you can't unsee it, gatz speed Pong match.
3:00. else is completely oblivious to Gatzby H. It's like a game of Spot Jason T. My new motto: Dance 3:25 PM
Gatzby H. 2:38 contends. him, even a half foot away. the Date Rapist where everybody like nobody will you be watching Matthew N. Life is a Euro Rave,
Scott L. haha around 2:10 Scott L. This is like what wins. you on the Internet in 19 years old chum. Come to the Euro
Randall C. Ha at all three of our everyone is afraid they look like Scott L. maybe he's Mickey Randall C."Police believe the Rave.
examples being the same guy. when they're dancing Mouse at the local Disney and he suspect can be seen here, enjoying Randall C. I wonder how many
Scott L. DID HE JUST MIME Gatzby H. And the award for the just took of his giant plastic head a post-murder dance." people here were NOT high, and
SHOOTING HIS OWN BRAINS Sweatiest Man in Europe goes and came to the club Scott L."He was busted by the just genuinely enjoyed rave
OUT tooooooo... Jason H. Heh. I thought the girls cop from the Village People in an culture?
Gatzby H. He gets worse too. Jason T. 6:29: White Americans at 8:55 were Twittering, not undercover sting" Jason H. The repeating cartoon
Wow. doing the beaded-braid thing = Bo pulling out cigaretees. Jason T. 9:23: the "Tasha Yar" spring noise that happens from
Jason H. In my heart, I'm hoping Derek. White Brits doing the Gatzby H. He may be the reason was big that year. 13:45 to the end makes me
he's trying to impress the girl next beaded-braid thing = Boy George. EuroDisney closed. Gatzby H. 12:10 seems to have wonder how music ever survived.
to him. Scott L. That punching guy at 8 Jason H. or cigarettes an overall-clad go-go dancer. Gatzby H. I'm honestly
Randall C." In this video which is minutes is going to beat that girl Randall C. I'll spot you overalls, Gatzby H. Haha, 12:50. Now
actually 4 hour long cut down, in the head because at some point I remember that's the kid that spent years INSIDE page 52
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Ninja Master Prep Professional 450 Could You
Survive On $50?
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Phil Villarreal (The
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Newstablet Edition Products/ Finance/ 51

The United States of Songs: Arizona


(Woot! - One Day, One Deal) motion, of course). When the bass
Submitted at 5/13/2011 12:00:00 PM drops on the interlude and the
organ kicks up and you hear the
If this is your first venture into screams of the crowd it's like
the United States of Songs, here's you're reaching your own spiritual
the skinny: I'm counting down a epiphany in the desert. Then the
weekly list of the best songs gospel chorus chimes in and you
honoring each of the states in the can almost hear the notes
union, and doing so reverberating off the desert rocks
alphabetically. The rules are firm in a golden red sunset.
but fair: the state must be It might be a controversial pick
mentioned in the title of the song, because of the politics, but
and the main focus of the song Arizona's just kind of a lightning
must be on the state. So "I Love rod that way, lately, and I don't
LA" is out in favor of something think you can deny that it's just a
that exalts all of California. But good song. A perfect match?
California's not our focus this Maybe not. But the Grand Canyon
week, it's Arizona. Unfortunately state is well represented.
I couldn't find a YouTube vid that Runner up:" Arizona" by
allows embedded playing, so Scorpions
you'll have to click through to couple of different factors: first years ago when it was released. the state, I want you to know that Most laughable suggestion:"
their site in order to watch. Or you off, there aren't a lot of loving (And if you're one of the people in you shouldn't take it personally.) Arizona" by Kings of Leon
could torrent buy it online legally. ballads to Arizona that I can track Arizona mad that your state is Feel free to skip ahead to 0:42 to Think I'm way off base? Got a
It's a good song; it's worth it. down. Loving odes to Yuma? k n o w n f o r g o v e r n m e n t a l actually get to the music and skip suggestion for next week's piece
The State: Arizona Sure. Songs about Arizona that stupidity, I'm sorry. Genuinely. I the rant at the beginning. on Arkansas? Let me know in the
The Song:"By the Time I get to don't mention Arizona but aren't lived in Missouri; I know what it's If it's any consolation, we're fans comments!
Arizona" by Public Enemy titled after it? Plenty. But songs like to have laws on the books of your canyons. Flickr photo Grand Canyon by
(there are bad words, so listen at with Arizona in the title that that make you think, "Oh, crap. But politics aside, it's got a lazy, DaSon'e used under a Creative
work at your own risk) celebrate Arizona? I had a hard The rest of the country is going to dirty-sounding beat that translates Commons License.
I know, I know, "How come the time finding any, and no have a field day with this." So if great to driving through red, sun-
FIRST two states got loving Arizonans stepped up to help me you're pro- Baja Arizona or just baked mountains or walking
ballads and Arizona got the shaft out. Second, the tune is possibly wanting to go on record that not slowly down the mean streets of
with a song about racist more relevant now than it was 20 everyone in Arizona agrees with Phoenix or Tucson (in super slow
hegemony?!" It's the result of a

Greek debt restructuring would do 'massive


harm' to eurozone, Jurgen Stark says
(Finance News - Business news Restructuring Greece's debt Europe's most senior banking
from the UK and world) would damage the embattled officials, has warned.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 5:21:26 AM country and the eurozone as a
whole, Jurgen Stark, one of
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rethinking my enjoyment of rave what, 40 now? 50? They probably Jason T. I don't know that it is
Catch Consumerist On
music right now.
Matthew N. It shocks me how
own homes.
Randall C. Well, one of them
actually '92, Randy. Just
ballparking.
20/20 Tonight And Meet A
many people know the lyrics. Did
they listen to this stuff in their
might.
Matthew N. That girl's black
Randall C. I get neither of those
things while watching this. Real Life Infomercial Junkie
cars? On headphones at work? glitter hat is left over from a Matthew N. We shouldn't give consumerist.com (The new product seduces us,
Randall C. Do you not hear it costume she wore for a dance them too hard a time. The other Consumerist) researchers believe we're excited
being repeated 700 times a verse? recital at age 9. SHE'S things there were to do in their Submitted at 5/13/2011 5:45:55 PM with anticipation as our brain is
Gatzby H. In most cases, I regret BRINGING IT BACK. town were all ethnic-violence- flushed with the addictive
not being part of cultural history: Jason T. 20 in '92 would be 39 based. Tonight's episodes of 20/20 (10 pleasure chemical dopamine.
Woodstock, Lollapalooza, and the today Randall C. Guaranteed dry heave: p.m. ET) features self-proclaimed The ads work by playing to our
early days of Burning Man, but I Gatzby H. The good news is, try to imagine what that room i n f o m e r c i a l j u n k i e , M a r i s a basic emotions, said Ben Popken,
can honestly say this would cause there's just another 3 hours and 45 smelled like. Woolsey, and her obsession with editor of Consumer Reports' The
me to commit suicide faster than minutes to watch before the after Gatzby H. Suddenly a crushing all things "as seen on TV." She Consumerist blog.
the Seattle winter. party! dependence on heroin set to Iggy has the "Ninja Blender, the Magic "There's not a whole lot of higher
Jason H. HIIIIIIIIGHER Randall C. I didn't see the year. Pop sounds like a good time. Bullet, the George Foreman Grill level cognitive thinking going on
Jason H. I WANNA TAKE YOU Randall C. God there is a whole Matthew N. I made it to the end. and the Han Steam Sanitizing that infomercials are targeting,"
HIIIIIIIIIIGHER rabbit hole of these things to fall Now this video is officially the Mop. Under every sink in her he said. "Fear, need, greed and
Jason T. I've been watching this down into. Someone should do worst thing that has happened to home, you'll find ShamWow sex. That's what they're going
whole time on mute. something. What's the YouTube me today, and my infant son peed towels." after."
Jason H. That's like every rave equivalent of police tape? in my mouth during a diaper So, why does Marisa order Infomercial Junkie: How She Got
song's lyrics. Gatzby H. I start to see why the change earlier. product after product? From ABC H o o k e d . . . A r e You
Matthew N."I'm going to slow it French have notoriously bad taste News: Next?[ABCNews]
down now just a little bit. Here's a in music, if this was the Woolsey's infomercial infatuation Watch the full story on "20/20"
new track I think you'll really alternative. began when she was working the TONIGHT at 10 p.m. ET and
enjoy -- it's called 'Tears in Randall C."This video is surely overnight shift as a home care watch NEXT FRIDAY when "20/
Heaven.'" about the good times... Its about aide. Watching infomercials — 20" teams up with Consumer
Randall C. These people are Peace & Love" hundreds of them — helped her Reports for a one-hour special,
stay awake, she said. "Infomercial Nation."

Sadly, this guy is probably right


(Scripting News) much as anyone.
The infomercials had a particular This entry passed through the
allure: They promised a better and Full-Text RSS service — if this is
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Woolsey was hungry to buy in to on someone else's site, please read
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Eastern Conference Finals Storylines - CBS


Sports
(- Bing News) together. Are the Heat really just Bulls' season? end? If anything's going to strike can force the Bulls out of their
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:08:21 AM that much better than everyone The Story: It's funny what six that spark of magnificence driven comfort zones. When that
else, even if they're not an all-time championships can do. The by imagination, it's this tale in the happens, cutters happen.
As the Heat and Bulls collide in team in terms of record? That's Jordan years taught Chicago, Windy City. Tom Thibodeau has orchestrated
the Eastern Conference Finals, we been the trend. The Heat really normally a pretty cynical sports The Line: Tom Thibodeau: the the best defense in the league for
set the table for LeBron James, are living and dying by the virtue city, an entirely new paradigm. real Lebron-stopper years. Instead of Rose vs. James,
Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, and of their superior talent. That's the We've seen the resurrection of the The Story: Boston failed. But it's really Thibodeau vs. James we
the rest. big clash in this series, because approach from those halcyon days then, was it really the same should be watching.
Posted by Matt Moore even with Rose, the Bulls this year as the Bulls climbed to Boston who shut down LeBron The Line: Which defense will
The Bulls and Heat begin a represent a more collective team contention, then domination, of James for three years (twice in the have more impact?
hugely anticipated series on effort. the Eastern Conference. I likened playoffs)? Doc Rivers is a great The Story: The Heat's defense is
Sunday. It's full of drama, moreso Is an overload of talent able to Bulls fans' belief in the 2011 Bulls coach, but the defensive system terrific. It's aggressive, athletic,
than the usual ECF, what with the overcome a complete team, if the to manifest destiny. They believe has long been considered the sound, and consistent. It's just not
MVP and the Triad and Thibs and elite team commits to defense? Or that as the heralds of the Jordan work of Tom Thibodeau, who as good as Chicago's. Chicago is
the Jordan legacy and everything is the complete team a more solid era, the team possesses a took his talents to Chicago and able to make any game into a
else. Here then, are the top option because it's about the preternatural right to the made them the best defense in the wrestling match in a trash
s t o r y l i n e s o f t h e E a s t e r n collective? The Heat aren't about championship. Rose is merely league. So did James really chase dumpster. It's principles are
Conference Finals between the one guy doing it all, they're about proof of that destiny. away any demons that had flawless, the execution superb,
Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls. two guys doing it all and a third So what's the story of the Bulls pursued him, or did different and more important, consistent as
The Line: Talent vs. Teamwork guy doing a lot, and a few other this season, what prompts that ghosts merely don the same clockwork. But this series really
The Story: Sounds absurd, but guys doing a little. Which, when claim to greatness? It follows the costumes? boils down to this question:
consider how the Heat won the you think about it, has actually script, even if the exact times and The elements that shut down Will the Heat's great-not-best
Celtics series. LeBron James been a fair model throughout the elements don't line up. Boozer is James against Boston in years defense do more damage to
drove on several occassions, but NBA considering all the 1a-1b surely no Pippen. Rose's first few past are easily recognizable in Chicago's good-not-great offense
he also hit a barrage of 3-pointers, duos we've seen. But it still feels playoff exits don't reek of the Chicago. James will clear the than Chicago's best defense will
heavily contested. Dwyane Wade like an abandonment of our frustration Jordan suffered at the pick and roll and find two do to Miami's great offense?
hit ridiculous Dwyane-Wade-shot principles that say it should be a end of the 80's. But it is a star who defenders cutting off his driving Chicago's offense can seem very
after ridiculous Dwyane-Wade- team "15 strong"... you know, the took the league by storm, not lane with a third covering the roll strong. When Carlos Boozer is
shot. The Heat finished off the m o t t o o f t h e 2 0 0 6 N B A riding pre-ordained hype like man. They'll bump him coming working off-ball, Rose is in rare
reigning Eastern Conference championship Heat. So this series, LeBron but instead making his around screens enough for the form, Joakim Noah is taking
Champs, the big bad boogeyman for all its overblown "good vs. own greatness. The youngest weakside big to rotate. They'll opponents off the dribble, and
Celtics, in five games, despite not evil" parallels, does have one MVP in the league, strafed by an challenge his dribble, challenge Kyle Korver and Keith Bogans
really getting contributions point where it reflects a "moral" all-world defensive system his passes, and focus on are nailing 3-pointers, they're a
outside of the Big 3 from anyone issue. The complete team vs. the created by a tactical genius and preventing him from getting to the versatile, dynamic, balanced
past James Jones' 20-point Game top heavy approach is on display, surrounded by shooters. The rim. Thing is, the Celtics did a lot attack. They produce enough
1. So there's a narrative starting to even with Derrick Rose arguably hometown kid takes the MVP, the of that in their series against offensive rebounds to negate their
take shape that echoes a version the single best player and the top seed in the East, and James, and he simply executed inefficiency, an advantage that
o f w h a t w a s d i s c u s s e d i n highest usage player in the series. eventually the championship. Isn't beyond them. James' jumper has
preseason when the Triad got The Line: Is destiny held in the that how the dream's supposed to gotten good enough to where it EASTERN page 58
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Sharks clinch series with 3-2 win over Red


Wings - CBS News
(- Bing News) playoff flops avoided a colossal who has won four Stanley Cup fans into delirium and giving the board when he beat Niemi with a
Submitted at 5/14/2011 1:41:48 AM one and now heads into its second titles with Detroit, must decide if Sharks their first sense of relief as backhand at the end of a three-on-
straight Western Conference final. he wants to come back for a 20th the clock ran out. two rush with 6:50 left in the
(AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — "There's a lot of doubters who NHL season. "It was just nice to have it over second. The Red Wings kept the
For all the blame Patrick Marleau said we probably couldn't do "I'm going to take my time before and have us on top," Marleau pressure up the rest of the way as
has shouldered for past postseason this," captain Joe Thornton said. making a decision," Lidstrom said. "They played great the the Sharks looked desperate for
failures by San Jose, it was only "But that's two years in a row we said. "We'll have our meetings whole way through. It was just the period to end, icing the puck
fitting that his winning goal beat a pretty good team. We're a and go from there. I'm going to nice to be able to shake hands and five times.
helped the Sharks avoid their pretty good team now, too." take the whole year into account. come back in here." Detroit got the final 10 shots in
biggest collapse yet. The Sharks get two days off I'll take about as much time as last The Red Wings fell behind 2-0 in the period as the Sharks couldn't
Marleau got his first point of the before beginning the conference year. I'll meet with the coaching the first period but that deficit manage even to get one after
series when he knocked home a final Sunday in Vancouver against staff. It's been tough the last surely wasn't daunting to a team Setoguchi's attempt with 7:48 to
rebound with 7:47 to play and the Canucks, who also won a couple of years." that overcame a 3-0 hole in the go. But Niemi was able to
then made the key defensive play Game 7 after blowing a 3-0 lead The much-maligned Marleau, series to force this Game 7. preserve the lead heading into the
in the closing seconds as the in the first round against who was called "gutless" by Detroit dominated the second third, robbing Zetterberg with his
Sharks managed to knock out the defending Stanley Cup champion former teammate Jeremy Roenick period despite finishing it without glove late in the period.
Detroit Red Wings on their fourth Chicago. after Game 5, gave the Sharks the three of its top forwards, with "We had to get it done, especially
try with a 3-2 victory Thursday Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik breathing room when he poked a Johan Franzen missing the game in the playoffs," Zetterberg said.
night in Game 7 of their Western Zetterberg scored for the Red rebound of Setoguchi's shot into with an ankle injury, Todd "We should have created a few
Conference semifinal series. Wings, who fought valiantly to an empty net behind Jimmy Bertuzzi getting knocked out in more chances."
"For him to end up with the the end but were unable to Howard to give San Jose a 3-1 the first period with an upper The crowd was frenzied at the
winning goal was pretty special complete their bid for an historic lead. body injury, and Danny Cleary start for what was being billed by
for our team and for him," coach feat. Detroit furiously pushed for But as tough as it was to getting helped to the locker room many as the biggest game ever at
Todd McLellan said. "I think the the tying goal in the frantic final eliminate the Red Wings in the after appearing to hit his head on the Shark Tank, cheering "Beat
monkey may be off his back for minutes, but couldn't beat Niemi series, it was just that hard to the ice after a collision with De-troit! Beat De-troit!" That
the next series. ... He was a again &#8212 even after getting a close out this game. Datsyuk beat teammate Jiri Hudler. energy from the fans was matched
difference maker tonight." late power-play chance. Niemi with a great individual "That's a huge chunk of team that by the Sharks, who were
Devin Setoguchi and Logan "It's not easy being down 3-0 and effort to make it a one-goal game was missing," coach Mike thoroughly outplayed in their
Couture scored in the first period having to win four games," Red with 6:01 remaining. The Sharks Babcock said. "We would love Game 6 loss in Detroit two nights
and Antti Niemi made 38 saves Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom had to kill off a power play, when having some more minutes out of earlier.
for the Sharks, who had lost three said. "I felt like we had the upper Torrey Mitchell was called for those guys." They scored on a power play
straight potential clinching games hand. But you never knew the slashing with 5:03 left, to preserve The Red Wings outshot the midway through the period when
before eliminating the Red Wings outcome of any game until the the lead. Niemi then made a stop Sharks 17-6 in the period but Thornton threaded a perfect pass
for the second straight year in the end. At the end, it's still on a tricky shot by Datsyuk in the managed to get only one puck from behind the net to Setoguchi,
second round. disappointing to win three games final minute. past Niemi, who made tough who beat Howard with a one-
San Jose avoided becoming the and come back here with a chance After a scramble in front of the saves on Niklas Kronwall and timer for his fifth goal of the
fourth NHL team to lose a series to win or tie it in the final minutes net, Marleau broke up a scoring Cleary in the first half of the series. Then after killing off two
after winning the first three and then fall short." chance for Patrick Eaves and then period.
games. A franchise known for its The 41-year-old defenseman, got the final clear, sending the Zetterberg got Detroit on the SHARKS page 58
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East Final Preview: 10 things to know about


Boston vs. Tampa Bay
Sean Leahy (Y! Sports Blogs - 3. Eric Brewer. When Brewer
Yahoo! Sports) arrived from the St. Louis Blues
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:03:42 AM on Feb. 18, his presence quickly
settled down a mediocre blue line.
The No. 3 seed Boston Bruins His leadership has helped
and the No. 5 seed Tampa Bay improved Tampa's penalty kill
Lightning will clash in the Eastern and is the team's go-to guy in
Conference final beginning shutting down the top players
tonight. Here are 10 items for from opponents. Brewer leads all
your consideration about this Tampa players with 43 blocked
matchup. shots, 32 hits and time on-ice with
10. The Dwayne Roloson/ Tim 26:09. The next highest is Victor
Thomas backstory. This week, Hedman at 21:58. It's no surprise
Boston's Vezina Trophy nominee that the Lightning went 22-6-2-3
recalled the decision he made to after acquiring him.
choose the University of Vermont 2. Patrice Bergeron's absence.
over UMass-Lowell to play his Despite some belief out there that
college hockey. When Thomas Bergeron will return at a later
was making his choice, Roloson point in the series, the truth is that
was about to return for his senior he suffered his third career
season at Lowell, meaning the concussion in Game 4 against
Bruins goaltender would have had Philadelphia. It can be labeled as
to redshirt his freshman year. before April. Now you probably kill (94.4-percent) against the 5. No more Jack Edwards. The "mild", but in this day and age of
After Vermont came in late, know all there is about him. One worst remaining power play (5.4- conference finals means no more c o n c u s s i o n a w a r e n e s s a n d
Thomas decided on the of the unheralded breakout stars percent)? That'll remain to be local television broadcasts, which Bergeron's history, it should be
Catamounts, where he played of the playoffs so far, Bergenheim seen, but Patrice Bergeron's means no more Jack. Love him or treated much more seriously than
with Lightning forward Martin St. has scored in seven of Tampa's presence will be missed as the hate him, no announcer delivers "mild". The Bruins are following
Louis, and the rest of his journey last nine games after going quiet Bruins appeared to have begun better soliloquies than the NESN NHL protocol and while he has
is history. i n t h e i r f i r s t t h r e e a g a i n s t slowly busting out of their power play-by-play man. yet to partake in any physical
9. Vintage Vinny. How much fun Pittsburgh and is now tied for the slump. Boston is two for their last 4. Hockey > Buzz Lightyear. St. activity, Bergeron did skate this
is it to see Vinny Lecavalier playoff lead with seven. His seven on the power play after Pete Times Forum was originally morning at TD Garden. That loss
playing like his old self? Tied for contributions are a nice surprise beginning the playoffs 0-for-30. booked from the 18th to the 22nd is a blow to every aspect of the
third in points with 12, Lecavalier as St. Louis and Lecavalier lead 6. Guy Boucher versus Claude with a Toy Story 3 / Disney on Ice Bruins' game. Will it be a rallying
has contributed in all but two of the way, while Steven Stamkos Julien. If Boucher is a James show. Now with the the Lightning point for the team? Can a bumped
Tampa's games so far. has rebounded after a slow start to Bond villain with his facial scar making the Eastern Conference up Chris Kelly and newly-added
8. Sean Bergenheim is in the the playoffs. and psychological tactics, does f i n a l , f i v e s h o w s b e t w e e n Tyler Seguin fill that hole
running for the " John Druce 7. Tampa's kill vs. Boston's that make Julien Joe Cabot from Thursday, Friday and Saturday adequately?
Award". You probably didn't power play. What happens when "Reservoir Dogs" just by sheer have been canceled to make way
know much about Bergenheim EAST page 58
you get the best remaining penalty resemblance? for Games 3 and 4 of the series.
58 Sports/ Newstablet Edition
EASTERN SHARKS
continued from page 55 continued from page 56

won't disappear against the Heat will have to carry them, as they what will make this so fun. Detroit power plays, San Jose got in 1994.
in all likelihood. But when the have all season. The Line: Derrick Rose/LeBron a second goal when Couture stole This entry passed through the
pieces don't come together, even The Line: Is Derrick Rose ready? James is the best player in an outlet pass from Zetterberg, Full-Text RSS service — if this is
when Rose is hot to trot, the total The Story: Yes. Next Story. basketball. and in the same motion beat your content and you're reading it
product can be less than The Line: Who's the Underdog? The Story: This series shouldn't Howard with a wrist shot from the on someone else's site, please read
impressive. The Bulls were 11th The Story: It's a fascinating decide it. It's not reasonable for it faceoff circle with 59 seconds left the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
in offensive efficiency. When question. All of our experts to. But it's still going to feel like in the period. only/faq.php#publishers. Five
things aren't clicking, the whole picked the Heat. Vegas has the it. Both guys want it. Go get it. Notes: San Jose F Ryane Clowe Filters featured article: If At First
orchestra's out of whack. Against Bulls. The majority of people are This entry passed through the returned to the lineup after You Don't Succeed - Four
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down an opponent in their own they're picking the underdog. The your content and you're reading it body injury. ... Kris Draper Topple Gadafi.
right, the Bulls' offense could Heat have the Triad. Chicago has on someone else's site, please read replaced Franzen in the lineup.
freeze solid. the MVP. There's massive hype the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- Draper scored a goal in the only
Compare that with the Heat's on both sides. Both teams will only/faq.php#publishers. Five previous Game 7 between these
offense which is driven by players likely play with a chip on their Filters featured article: If At First teams, a game the Sharks won 3-2
you can count on. As goos as the shoulder. Trying to decipher who You Don't Succeed - Four
Chicago defense is, can it shut is really the one facing the bigger Decades Of US-UK Attempts To EAST
continued from page 57
down Miami, who don't need challenge is nearly impossible. Topple Gadafi.
open looks to create points? This This is just two great teams 1. Prediction: Bruins in six. Both
balancing act will decide the meeting on even ground, with a teams won't have to worry about
series. The Bulls' defense doesn't slight advantage for Chicago in coming into the series tonight
need to be perfect, if they can get homecourt advantage. tired considering they've had over
some production on offense. If Who's the underdog? No one. a week off to heal and rest up.
not, then their defense and Rose Everyone's the favorite. That's The key for the Bruins will be to
stay out of the penalty box and
keep things 5-on-5 where they've

Harvick/Busch truck race found their most success in the


playoffs (31 goals). Tampa's
special teams are superior and
they've scored almost a third of

showdown ends without fireworks


Jay Busbee (Y! Sports Blogs - up front? Surely we'd see some were a go-or-go-home qualifier in car "really, really loose;" a pit
their goals on the power play. If
Boston can play smart, they'll be
able to fight their way through
Yahoo! Sports) kind of spark between the two, Sprint Cup. It'll be different on road speeding penalty doomed what should be a very tight series.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 5:33:35 AM right? Sunday, we're guessing. any chance he might have had at a
A few laps into the race, Harvick As it turned out, both drivers challenge for Busch. While Kyle
The Lucas Oil 200 truck race at was leading, and right on his were in the mix late, but it was is racing in the Nationwide event
Dover on Friday night had to be bumper came Busch. Would this Busch who had the shot at a win, on Saturday, Harvick isn't, so
the most eagerly anticipated tape- be it? Would this be the moment dueling Cole Whitt through we'll have to wait until Sunday to
delayed Friday night truck race of we'd been waiting for? Let's go to several restarts. And you know see if there are further chapters to
the year, if not all time. Kyle the video: how these things tend to turn out the story.
Busch and Kevin Harvick, stars of Yeah, that was, well, pretty when Kyle Busch is running for
this week's ongoing fight/spat/tiff/ anticlimactic. Busch screamed the win in the lower series:
drama, both in the race and both right by Harvick as if Harvick After the race, Harvick called his
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‘We’re not a team to concede anything’: Psalm 141:4 (05-


Heat say slowing Rose must be top East
finals priority - Washington Post 14-11)
(Verse of the Day) have any part of evil. He didn't
(- Bing News) quarter during an NBA basketball tough on him as possible. He’s the
game, in Miami. Right from the MVP for a reason.” Submitted at 5/14/2011 2:00:00 AM want to be attracted to it. He didn't
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:51:18 AM
start, Rose wondered why he Copyright 2011 The Associated want to be a part of those who
MIAMI — Stopping Derrick couldn’t be MVP. Turns out, Press. All rights reserved. This Let not my heart be drawn to committed vile deeds. He didn't
Rose, well, the Miami Heat know nothing was stopping him. Now material may not be published, what is evil, to take part in wicked even want to take part in the
that won’t happen in these Eastern the question is: Can he get by broadcast, rewritten or deeds with men who are luxuries and feasts. What are we
Conference finals. LeBron James and Dwyane redistributed. evildoers; let me not eat of their willing to ask God to withhold
Slowing him, that’s the more Wade. This entry passed through the delicacies. from us to keep us from evil? My
realistic goal. And it might be the Rose is the league’s reigning Full-Text RSS service — if this is — Psalm 141:4(NIV) Thoughts Prayer... Father, don't let me be
top Heat priority entering this MVP and averaged 29 points your content and you're reading it on Today's Verse... How tempted by what is vile, hideous,
matchup with the Chicago Bulls, against Miami this season, leading on someone else's site, please read important is it for you to be pure? or evil. Give me a holy revulsion
which opens Sunday night. his team to three wins by a the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- How important is it for you to be for what is false and deceptive.
( Lynne Sladky, File / Associated combined eight points. only/faq.php#publishers. Five righteous? For David, who had Give me clarity of sight and purity
Press ) - FILE - This March 6, Heat guard Dwyane Wade is one Filters featured article: If At First experienced the elation of sharing of heart to be able to see evil and
2011, file photo shows Chicago of the handful of Miami players You Don't Succeed - Four an intimate holy relationship with the things associated with it so
Bulls’ Derrick Rose (1) going to who will take turns against Rose Decades Of US-UK Attempts To God and the utter pain of that I can stay far away from the
the basket defending by Miami in this series. He says the Heat Topple Gadafi. miserably failing God, guarding tempter's snare and the things that
Heat’s LeBron James (6) and know Rose will get his points, but his heart was of ultimate would soil your holy name. In
Dwyane Wade (3) in the third adds that Miami must “make it importance. He didn't want to Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Man United celebrate 19th title with partially


inflated replica
Brooks Peck (Y! Sports Blogs - they celebrated their tremendous to give Man United a cheapo wilt. Seriously, someone get
Yahoo! Sports) accomplishment after the match, trophy like this seems a little Fergie to give it the hairdryer and
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:57:44 AM the players lifted a replica of the harsh. Then again, maybe this is blow it back up.
Premier League trophy they will the first from a new line of "bus Photos: Reuters, AP
Manchester United earned the soon hoist that looked a safe" silverware that everyone is
one point they needed to ensure little...deflated. switching to after the Sergio
their record 19th league title with I know this has been a Premier great teams and some may say no Ramos incident.
a 1-1 draw against Blackburn. As League season without any truly one really deserved to win it, but Look at that baby glisten. And
60 Gaming/ Politics-Right/ Newstablet Edition

Disney
Trademarks
'Seal Team Six'
(The Feed)
Submitted at 5/14/2011 7:31:23 AM

[ Via: Fisbhowl DC]


In a perfect example of a big

David Jones joins media company looking to


capitalize on current events, The
Walt Disney Company has
trademarked “Seal Team 6,”

APB Reloaded in which also happens to be the


name of the elite special forces
team that killed Osama Bin

'advisory role' Half-Life 2 H.E.V.


Mike Schramm (Joystiq) joined the free-to-play remake in
Laden.
The trademark applications came
on May 3rd, two days after the
operation that killed Bin Laden…
Submitted at 5/14/2011 3:00:00 AM "an advisory role."
Really? GamersFirst says it's
You know what they say: If at excited to have Jones around to
charging station case and two days after “Seal Team 6
was included in thousands of
news articles and TV programs
first you don't succeed, join the "share his vast game design
team doing the remake. Veteran experience during critical design mod is without equal
game developer David Jones, s t a g e s o f t h e o n g o i n g David Hinkle (Joystiq)
focusing on the operation.
Disney’s trademark applications
for “Seal Team 6 cover clothing,
them, trying to soak up the
responsible for classics like development of APB Reloaded." magnificence. footwear, headwear, toys, games
Submitted at 5/14/2011 5:00:00 AM
Lemmings, Grand Theft Auto and That sounds good, we guess. Of course, the downside to all of and “entertainment and education
Crackdown, made an MMO Everybody deserves a second We've showcased some PC mods this is that we're reminded of Half services,” among other things. . .
called APB a little while back that chance, right? here on our humble site before, -Life 2: Episode 3 yet again ... and Are you kidding me?— GP
eventually closed up shop in David Jones joins APB Reloaded but we're pretty sure we're ready how much we need it. This entry passed through the
record time. Then, a company in 'advisory role' originally to crown Overclock forum user Half-Life 2 H.E.V. charging Full-Text RSS service — if this is
called GamersFirst bought the appeared on Joystiq on Sat, 14 Frenkie "King of the PC Mods" -- station case mod is without equal your content and you're reading it
rights to APB, and made plans to May 2011 03:00:00 EST. Please his Half-Life 2-inspired H.E.V. originally appeared on Joystiq on on someone else's site, please read
redevelop it as APB Reloaded. see our terms for use of feeds. recharge station mod seen above Sat, 14 May 2011 05:00:00 EST. the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content-
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the floor and just rolling around in Topple Gadafi.
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6 Worst Foods at the Amusement Park


David Zinczenko with Matt dining, I’ve compiled of foods to cream instead; you could eat three
Goulding (Eat This, Not That) avoid. Study up before heading and a half scoops before matching
Submitted at 5/13/2011 11:13:47 PM out to the amusement park and the sugar in one snow cone, and
you'll make it out unscathed. the cream's protein and fat will
The freak show, haunted house, Bonus Tip: I'll be providing tons help temper the rush of glucose
and Skull-Crushing Terror Drop more useful tips on health, wealth, that hits your blood.
of Impending Death—all child's and happiness all summer long! Bonus Tip: Not every sweet food
play, hardly more than cheap Just follow me on Twitter for is equally threatening to your
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something truly frightening, you f r e e E a t T h i s , N o t T h a t ! right here: 15 New Dessert Swaps
go to the smug-faced guy with the newsletter for the world's easiest for Weight Loss.
top hat and oversized scale, the calorie-cutting nutrition tips. Eat This Instead!
one who promises to give you a #6: WORST SWEET CLASSIC Strawberry Ice Cream (1/2 cup)
stuffed monkey if you let him Cotton Candy (2.1 Oz.) 125 calories
guess your weight in front of a 220 calories 5.5 g fat (3.5 g saturated)
gaping crowd of onlookers. That 0 g fat 19 g sugar
guy scares the bejesus out of most 56 g sugar #4: WORST DRINK
of us, and for good reason: Most Here's a brief intro to cotton Lemonade (24 oz)
Americans are overweight or candy production: To make the 300 calories
obese. "cotton," the candy maestro melts 0 g fat
The irony is, even as we bury our sugar into liquid, sprays it into 74 g sugar
heads to scuttle by the guess-your thin strands, and then rolls it into Noticing a trend here?
-weight guy, we still end up a ball. Essentially that makes this Lemonade, like cotton candy and
w a l k i n g a w a y f r o m t h e treat no different than eating sugar snow cones, earns all of its
concession stand with armloads of straight from the bag, a serious calories from sugar. No wonder
fatty foods and belt-breaking problem considering it has more the summertime beverage owns
confections. But why? Maybe it's sweet stuff than 3 scoops of its own category on The Worst
because we're captive eaters at the Breyers Chocolate Chip ice cream Drinks in America. The problem
amusement park, and the healthy and not one iota of redeeming is that lemon juice is inherently
foods are all but nonexistent. But nutritional value. That's enough to sour, and half a cup contains only
the truth is, you're not helpless, shift your body into fat-storage 3 grams of sugar. That means
even at the amusement park. You mode and land you a belly as soft virtually all the sweetness in the
may be locked into a car on the as the confection you're eating. cup comes from added sugars,
roller coaster and strapped to your Eat This Instead! which puts lemonade on par with
seat on the swinging chairs, but Popsicle (1 popsicle) that other liquid candy we call
when it comes to food, you're still 45 calories your problem areas today! sugar in strand form? Consuming soda. By switching to
in charge of everything that 0 g fat #5: WORST FROZEN TREAT liquid sugar in liquid form, which unsweetened tea and adding sugar
passes your lips. With a few smart 8 g sugar Snow Cone (3 oz. syrup) is precisely what you do when yourself, you can control the
swaps, you can have fun and Bonus Tip: The more healthy 270 calories you eat a snow cone. The ice is number of empty calories in your
chow down without developing a habits you form, the more weight 0 g fat completely benign, but the syrup cup.
freak-show worthy belly. To help you'll lose without trying. Check 68 g sugar it's soused in is anything but—it Eat This Instead!
you navigate the fun-house out the 25 habits for effortless You know what's ever-so-slightly harbors more than 5 tablespoon of
labyrinth of amusement park weight loss and start shrinking worse than consuming liquid pure sugar! Go with a scoop of ice WORST page 62
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WORST Picture of the
continued from page 61

Iced Tea (24 oz sweetened with 2


sugar packets)
Funnel Cake with Powdered
Sugar
used to fry the chips and the oil
used to make the "cheese" sauce.
PERSONAL TRAINER!
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Day: Quentin
30 calories 580 calories That's not good. Look—you're can go bad, it's good for you. If it Roosevelt's
0 g fat 29 g fat (5 g saturated; 2.5 g probably not going to settle for (or can't go bad, it's bad for you.
8 g sugar trans) find) a grilled chicken garden FOLLOW DAVE ZINCZENKO Playpal
#3: WORST CANDY 43 g sugar salad with fresh-harvested RIGHT HERE ON TWITTER Rebecca Greenfield (Politics :
Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge Fried dough piled high with dandelion sprouts on top, but you and get FREE health, nutrition The Atlantic)
with Nuts (3 oz.) refined sugar could hardly be can find a decent meal to combat and weight-loss secrets like this
Submitted at 5/13/2011 3:50:42 PM
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Bad Economy Means Medicare Will Run


Out Of Cash Sooner
(NPR Blogs: Shots - Health Friday news briefing on Social Medicare finds the health program Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said and Medicare, declared, "Under
Blog) Security and Medicare. Alex for the elderly and disabled won't at a media briefing that the current law these vitally important
Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:04:00 PM Wong/ Getty Images be able to pay for all benefits due outlook would have been worse programs are on unsustainable
Health and Human Services starting in 2024. without savings due to changes paths." He urged that steps be
Enlarge Alex Wong/ Getty Secretary Kathleen Sebelius The insolvency date for Medicare contained in the federal law taken sooner rather than later to
Images listens as Social Security comes five years sooner than the overhauling health care. shore up Medicare.
Health and Human Services Administration Commissioner estimate in last year's annual Still, the looming cash crunch The focus of the report and
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Michael Astrue speaks during a report by its trustees. A crummy underscores the need for action. projections is on Medicare's so-
listens as Social Security Friday news briefing on Social economy shoulders a lot of the At the same briefing, economist called hospital fund, which covers
Administration Commissioner Security and Medicare. blame for the deterioration. Robert Reischauer, one of two
BAD page 65
Michael Astrue speaks during a The latest financial checkup for Health and Human Services public trustees for Social Security
64 Health/ Newstablet Edition

How People Really Use The Internet For


Health
(NPR Blogs: Shots - Health Clearly, I bought into the idea a exactly what people are looking Beyond subject-oriented Only 15 percent of the Internet
Blog) while ago. But everybody's doing for and how they're doing it. searches, a fair number of people surfers consulted ratings and
Submitted at 5/13/2011 3:11:00 PM it. Really. Two-thirds of those health-info- also looking to tap into what other rankings like those.
Eighty percent of adults who use seeking Internet users have looked people know. More than a third of The findings come from a
Enlarge iStockphoto.com the Internet have looked online up a specific disease or medical the Internet users have read national telephone survey of
Everybody's looking for for health info, according to problem. More than half — 56 someone's commentary, blog post 3,001 adults conducted last
something. iStockphoto.com national survey data just out from percent — have checked for info or other account of their personal August and September. The
Everybody's looking for the Pew Internet & American Life on a particular treatment, drug or health experience. margin of error is plus or minus 3
something. Project and the California procedure. Only 7 percent have Want to know one thing people percent.
What's the Internet for? Finding HealthCare Foundation. looked for info on end-of-life aren't doing much? Looking for
information about health. And there are some details on decisions, though. ratings of doctors and hospitals. HOW page 65
Newstablet Edition Health/ 65

Your Health Podcast: Diets And Dicey


Insects
(NPR Blogs: Shots - Health research. The results were surprising.
Blog) On this week's podcast we're To subscribe to the Your Health
Submitted at 5/14/2011 6:00:00 AM evaluating diets and debunking podcast, click here.
some grand claims about them. This entry passed through the
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Getty Images looked at how a New Mexico man Plus, we'll discuss autism. The prevalent, or if we're just better at Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
Claims that strawberries and was infected with the plague, and number of children diagnosed finding it. NPR's Jon Hamilton Topple Gadafi.
other foods rich in antioxidants the appearance of drug-resistant with autism keeps climbing, but reports on a study that sought to
can reduce inflammation and pain bacteria on bedbugs in no one knows whether that's find every child with autism in
aren't backed up by much Vancouver. because the disorder is more one South Korean community.
BAD HOW
continued from page 63 continued from page 64

care provided in hospitals, at a bit, the Medicare trust fund for your content and you're reading it This entry passed through the You Don't Succeed - Four
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and in hospices. Other parts of the short-range test of financial the FAQ at fivefilters.org/content- your content and you're reading it Topple Gadafi.
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drugs — get a mix of funding $516 billion in benefits. Program You Don't Succeed - Four only/faq.php#publishers. Five
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premiums paid by beneficiaries. case you were wondering, 47.5 Topple Gadafi.
The report says that tax income million people were covered by
and other revenue for the Medicare.
bellwether hospital fund "are For the gory financial details, you
expected to fall short of ... can find the 2011 report by the
expenditures in all future years." trustees here.
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Horowitz and Intellectual Terrorism at


UCLA
Mark Tapson (FrontPage condemnation of academics who counteract campus campaigns
Magazine » FrontPage) indoctrinate rather than teach against Israel’s so-called
Submitted at 5/13/2011 1:15:34 PM (“The students who suffer most “apartheid state;” indeed, one of
are those of you who are on the those Jewish groups told a Bruin
Last Wednesday, evening the left, because your assumptions are Republican organizer that she
F r e e d o m C e n t e r ’ s D a v i d never challenged.”) Among other would be ostracized by the Jewish
Horowitz gave a much anticipated topics, he went on to decry community on campus if she
a n d f e r o c i o u s l y o p p o s e d campus anti-Semitism and to participated in arranging
presentation before a crowd of identify Islam as the greatest Horowitz’s presentation – a threat
more than 300 people at Moore oppressor of women and gays in that was probably unfounded and
H a l l a t t h e U n i v e r s i t y o f the world today. He delivered a that she ignored, to her credit.
California at Los Angeles. The m y t h - b u s t i n g h i s t o r y o f Evidently, however, the Muslim
event was hosted by the Bruin “ P a l e s t i n e ” a n d a c o n c i s e Students Association and Students
Republicans, self-described as explanation of his opposition to for Justice in Palestine – both
“the only officially right-of-center slavery reparations a hundred singled out by Horowitz as groups
o r g a n i z a t i o n o n t h e U C L A years after the fact. And he conducting a hate campaign
campus” – which is a good, albeit attacked the Muslim Student against Jews on college campuses
disheartening, indicator of the Association, ubiquitous on major – decided to sit the speech out.
very issue Horowitz has been college campuses, as a creation of The only questions about Islam
a d d r e s s i n g o n h u n d r e d s o f the Muslim Brotherhood, a after the speech were raised by a
campuses across this country, and s u p p o r t e r o f t h e t e r r o r i s t apostates than fundamentalist that his many previous difficult c o u p l e o f m e m b e r s o f
which was the evening’s topic: organization Hamas and the Muslims are of theirs. campus experiences may have conservative organizations who
the fact that our institutions of sponsor of Israel Apartheid weeks But considering that Horowitz is inclined him to a bit of paranoia. asked Horowitz to comment on
supposedly higher learning are across the country. frequently the target of organized However, the audience’s civility the threat of Sharia and the
utterly dominated by intolerant He was flanked throughout the disruption on the part of certain b e l i e d t h e a t m o s p h e r e o f existence of moderate Muslims.
progressive academics who are ill speech by very visible security – a antagonistic student groups, this intimidation under which the Regarding the former, he pointed
-serving and mentally straight- tragic necessity for Horowitz, UCLA crowd was notably and event was organized in the first out that people are so focused on
jacketing their students. who is a lightning rod for some of unexpectedly quiet and respectful. place. In addition to the usual violent terrorism that they fail to
Horowitz’s speech was as blunt the most bilious hatred that has T h e r e w e r e l i t e r a l l y n o concerns which prompted the recognize the more subtle threat
as the title of his presentation – e v e r b e e n d i r e c t e d a t a i n t e r r u p t i o n s , h e c k l i n g o r hiring of private security, there on the cultural front. As to
“Intellectual Terrorism: The conservative public figure. He outbursts, apart from frequent was more subtle coercion at work. moderate Muslims, he noted that
Left’s War on Free Speech.” regularly receives threats prior to a p p l a u s e f r o m a l a r g e l y The Bruin Republicans were the there are good and bad people in
Pacing back and forth at the front speaking engagements and has in supportive crowd (and one other only student group that dared host all religions; there were probably
of the hall, he was revved up right fact been physically attacked. I’ll describe in a moment). Horowitz; no Jewish group at many Germans who did not
out of the gate and became even This is the inevitable result of his Horowitz seemed so disarmed by UCLA would sponsor him or support Nazism either, he said,
more impassioned as he went on. having once been a radical leftist this that he commented on it and p a r t i c i p a t e i n e r e c t i n g t h e but their existence didn’t make a
He began the wide-ranging, forty- himself, for the Left is only commended the crowd for it more Freedom Center’s “ Palestinian damn bit of difference in terms of
m i n u t e s p e e c h w i t h a marginally more forgiving of its than once, eventually confessing Wall of Lies,” designed to halting the Final Solution.
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Medicare’s Deteriorating Financial


Condition
Bob Moffit (The Foundry) well as the 29 percent reduction in was last year, and the President is
Submitted at 5/13/2011 4:21:19 PM Medicare physician payments in required to develop a proposal to
2012. The Medicare trustees transmit to Congress to deal with
Posted May 13th, 2011 at 5:21pm concede the point: “ Although the the problem.
in Health Care Print This Post long-term viability of some of
The just released 2011 Medicare these provisions is debatable, the This year’s trustees report only
trustees report does not contain annual report to Congress on the confirms the seriousness of the
any big surprises. Much of what financial status of Medicare must financial challenge posed by an
the trustees say in this report they b e b a s e d o n c u r r e n t l a w ” unreformed Medicare program.
have said before: Medicare poses (emphasis added). Different Over the full 75-year budget
enormous challenges for patients a s s e s s m e n t a n d d i f f e r e n t window for the entitlements,
and taxpayers alike, and its accounting techniques, of course, about 90 percent of the growth of
financial condition continues a can yield different estimates of Medicare and Social Security is
downward slide. Some key these long-term costs. Based on going to occur by 2035. The baby
findings: an alternative scenario of boom generation, to be supported
• M e d i c a r e ’ s u n f u n d e d projected costs and spending that by a relatively smaller workforce,
obligations increased by $2 many analysts considered more will drive costs to new levels.
trillion. A key indicator of the true realistic, the Medicare actuary in That is indeed why The Heritage
cost of the program is the cost of 2010 estimated the long-term Foundation’s comprehensive
the promised benefits that are not Medicare debt at $34.8 trillion. $34 billion in 2011), the five-year pessimistic and projects an
reform proposal, Saving the
financed by dedicated revenues. The Medicare actuary has yet to acceleration of the fund’s exhaustion in 2020.
American Dream, takes on an
Using their standard 75-year offer his alternative assessment exhaustion has been aggravated • The “Medicare Funding
even greater urgency.
projection (2011–2085), the for 2011. by a combination of higher Warning” has been issued again.
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year. These and other projections bills—is in worse shape than cannot pay benefits. Congress of Medicare’s total outlays. The
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l a w , i n c l u d i n g t h e o f f i c i a l Insurance (HI) Trust Fund is higher taxes. One more point: It funding, in contrast to dedicated
Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
assumption that the estimated going to be exhausted in 2024 should be noted that the most revenues, is officially “excessive”
Topple Gadafi.
$575 billion in savings from rather than 2029. While the fund recent Congressional Budget under current law. In this year’s
Medicare provider cuts under has started running big annual Office assessment of the trust report, the statutory threshold has
Obamacare will be sustained, as deficits ($32 billion in 2010 and fund (March 2011) is more been reached again this year, as it
68 Politics-Right/ Newstablet Edition

Making Health Insurance More Accessible


Thomas Capone (The Foundry) this as an argument for why the impact on premiums. According
Submitted at 5/13/2011 5:00:22 PM individual mandate in Obamacare to a study by the Maryland Health
that requires people to have health Care Commission, state mandates
Posted May 13th, 2011 at 6:00pm insurance is necessary. However, account for 18.6 percent of the
in Health Care Print This Post Obamacare will only make the cost of a premium in the
On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, the p r o b l e m w o r s e b y l o a d i n g individual market. The evidence
U.S. Department of Health and i n s u r a n c e p r e m i u m s w i t h is clear, the more benefits
Human Services released a report mandated coverage and thus mandated the more difficult it will
on the uninsured population and driving up the price of insurance. be to afford health insurance.
their ability to pay their hospital People need the option to buy
bills. One of the more interesting inexpensive health insurance that It is clear that Obamacare will
takeaways from the report is that is actual insurance against low only make insurance more
if you add up all the savings of the probability, but high cost medical unaffordable for those already
uninsured with incomes over 400 care. uninsured. There are steps,
percent of the federal poverty In addition, there are steps that however, that Congress can take
level (or about $88,000 for a can be taken to encourage people the help the uninsured by first
family of four), it will cover about to buy insurance: repealing Obamacare and
37 percent of their total hospital • One way to help the uninsured replacing it with the proposals
bills. would be to replace the tax outlined in Heritage’s plan
How do the uninsured get away exclusion for employer sponsored their employer chose, workers coverage. According to analysis
for“Saving the American Dream.”
with not having the assets to pay health care with a tax credit and would now be able to shop around done by several former members
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their bills? Well, the average voucher that can be used to buy among competing plans – picking of the President’s Council of
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( D S H ) p a y m e n t s m a d e b y leaving a significant refund from mandates will increase health by around 4 to 5 percent for plans
Topple Gadafi.
Medicaid and Medicare, while the IRS on the table. For those insurance premiums. The more that are in the non-group
those with private insurance, w i t h a c c e s s t o e m p l o y e r - benefits that a health plan must (individual) market. The example
hospitals, and charities pick up the sponsored insurance, this would include, the more costly that plan of Maryland shows that having a
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Some analysts will want to use of being stuck with whatever plan difficult for people to purchase benefits can have a significant
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Hotel California: Million Dollar


Sheets on the Taxpayer’s Dime
Ericka Andersen (The Foundry) unprecedented rate” as well,
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:00:48 AM according to Heritage analysts
James Gattuso, Diane Katz and
Posted May 14th, 2011 at Stephen Keene.
10:00am in Ongoing Priorities America is battling a jobs crisis
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The California hotel workers contributes to the problem.
union is pushing a bill that According to a study by the
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causing back injuries for workers. amounts will have significant
The problem is, the regulation positive effects on both GDP and
comes with a price tag of $30-$50 private sector growth.”
million dollars charged to the The same theory can be applied
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Some argue that even if the worry about.” burden increased at an
Topple Gadafi.
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Top 10 Twitter Trends This Week [CHART]


Matt Silverman (Mashable!) raw tweet volume. Meanwhile, fans were on the edge
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:13:58 AM You can check past Twitter of their seats as Game Four
trends in our Top Twitter Topics between the Memphis Grizzlies
International holidays almost section. Top Twitter Trends This and the OKC Thunder went into
always win the day when it comes Week: 5/6 – 5/12 triple overtime in the Western
to the world of Twitter trends, and Rank Topic Intensity Conference Semis.#10 Lorca
Mother’s Day takes home the Description#1 Mother’s Day 3 Earthquake 10 There were two
prize on this week’s chart. May 8 was Mother’s Day in moderate earthquakes in Lorca, in
Tweeters took time to wish their several countries, including the the Region of Murcia, in
moms well, and share facts and U.S., the Netherlands, Belgium, southeastern Spain on
sayings about moms all over the Ghana, and Germany. Users are Wednesday, May 11. The first
world. sharing facts about their mothers was 4.4-magnitude, the second
If you were scoping out the and things that moms would came in at 5.1. The quakes
trending topics earlier this week, say.#2 Super Junior 2 Fans of the inflicted substantial damage to
you might have noticed a burst of South Korean band celebrated the many older structures in the area,
K-Pop activity. At times, nearly first anniversary of the release of and nine deaths have been
every worldwide trending topic t h e i r f o u r t h s t u d i o a l b u m , #KillEmWithKindness was shared of the web.#7 Jonas Brothers 1 reported.
was referencing a member of the Bonamana. There were also a lot often by "Beliebers" as a way to Fans dubbed May 7 "Jonas Data aggregate courtesy of What
epic Korean boy band Super of fans tweeting about individual deal with online hostility. Also, Brothers Day" because they have the Trend.
Junior. New album? New tour? band members, including Lee Bieber was sick, and fans wished a song titled "7:05." Users also Image courtesy of iStockphoto,
Celebrity scandal? Nope. Just the Hyuk Jae, Park Jungsoo, and Lee him well, and suggested he take a t w e e t e d t h e p h r a s e " H e l l o 123render Interested in more
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Get Real-Time Fashion Advice Before You


Go Out [APP]
Lauren Indvik (Mashable!) Quick Pitch: Crowdsourced unique visitors per month, 30% of on the spot with a webcam, and School, says.
Submitted at 5/13/2011 10:55:54 PM advice on your look, before you which are from outside the U.S. ask the community (or, if they If Go Try It On sounds a lot like
go out. More than 250,000 have prefer, a private set of friends) to another startup we’ve covered,
The Spark of Genius Series Genius Idea: Go Try It On is a downloaded the iPhone app, about approve a particular look or help you’re not alone. When asked
highlights a unique feature of website and iPhone app[iTunes half of which are active users, them choose the best of three how the startup differed from
startups and is made possible by link] that enables users to get real- founder and CEO Marissa Evans options. Fashism, Evans said that Go Try
Microsoft BizSpark. If you would time feedback on their outfits claims. The site’s most active users tend It On was making a greater
like to have your startup before they make a purchase or Both the website and app have a to be young women in their teens investment in data and analytics.
considered for inclusion, please leave their bedrooms. sleek, easy-to-use interface. Users and early twenties; 20% of Soon, Go Try It On will begin
see the details here. The site, which launched in can upload photos from their registered users are men, Evans, a
GET page 72
Name: Go Try It On March 2010, attracts 80,000 desktops or iPhones, or snap one graduate of Harvard Business
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GET
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displaying that data in a way that


is useful to members. The site will
notify a user if she tends to get
feedback wasn’t particularly
insightful, but it did up my
confidence about a recent dress
privately owned, less than three
years old, and generates less than
U.S.$1 million in annual revenue,
Groups warn PM
good feedback when she wears
white skinny jeans, for instance,
and send her product suggestions
purchase.
Go Try It On currently has a full-
time staff of five, including the
you can sign up today.
More About: fashion, fashism,
Go Try it On, startup
on green
to further expand that look — a
service that might prove useful
both to the user and the startup,
should it generate affiliate
three founders. The startup raised
a seed round of funding last fall
from Index Ventures. Series
Supported by Microsoft BizSpark
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credentials
(Evening Standard - News) Cameron on the first anniversary
revenues from the suggestions it The Spark of Genius Series • Subscribe to the Startups of the speech in which he made
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serves. highlights a unique feature of channel the promise, campaigners warned
Evans also believes that users are startups and is made possible by • Download our free apps for 14 May 2011 the PM his administration was in
“about 10 times more engaged.” Microsoft BizSpark, a startup Android, Mac, iPhone and iPad The Prime Minister must accept danger of losing its way on
While I wouldn’t place any bets program that gives you three-year ambitious targets to cut emissions environmental policy.
on that number, I will say that the access to the latest Microsoft in the 2020s if he is to live up to The chief executives of groups
community is certainly very development tools, as well as his pledge to lead the "greenest including WWF, Greenpeace,
active. Within an hour of connecting you to a nationwide government ever", an influential Friends of the Earth, Christian
uploading a photo on a Friday network of investors and umbrella group has said.
afternoon, I received 23 votes and incubators. There are no upfront In an open letter to David GROUPS page 73
2 comments on my look. The costs, so if your business is

Amazon Servers Used in Sony Playstation


Hack [REPORT]
Jolie O'Dell (Mashable!) platform. possibly identifying payment
Submitted at 5/14/2011 10:04:50 AM The hackers used fake personal information.
information to set up an AWS More About: hack, playstation,
Amazon servers may have been account. They rented servers in sony
used to carry out the massive the cloud to carry out the exploit; For more Tech & Gadgets
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ongoing investigation say the phrase “We are Legion,” which acted alone. determine the details of the Android, Mac, iPhone and iPad
attack was mounted from Amazon was found on Sony’s servers. Bloomberg‘s source says the FBI deleted account, including
Web Service’s cloud computing Anonymous countered with an
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Military covenant 'will continued from page 72

Aid, Oxfam and the RSPB called


on Mr Cameron to set out the case
that a green economy was central
In the letter, the organisations
said there was scope for Mr
Cameron's government to be the

become law'
(Evening Standard - News) Daily Telegraph: "We are putting in Parliament in the face of real
to UK prosperity and not "a cost
to be endlessly debated and
watered down".
greenest ever, but it would require
urgency and resolve, and strong
leadership from the PM and
As a first step, they said, the ministers.
Submitted at 5/13/2011 7:29:11 PM the military covenant on a anger from forces families and
Prime Minister should send a A Government spokesman said:
statutory basis for the first time." MPs.
14 May 2011 signal to investors and the public "The Government stands by its
The move comes amid concerns "For months ministers have stuck
The Government is to announce that military personnel are failing by accepting key excellent record on green policies
their heads in the sand and denied
shortly that it is putting the to be provided with the level of recommendations by the over the last year to protect the
the military covenant should be
military covenant on a statutory service they are entitled to in Government's climate advisers to environment and deliver the low
enshrined in law. I hope this
basis for the first time, it has been areas such as health, housing and sign up to a 50% cut in emissions carbon economy.
marks the beginnings of a real
reported. on 1990 levels by 2025 and 60% "Environment Secretary Caroline
pay. Concerns over the reassessment of how the
Prime Minister David Cameron Government's legal liability are cuts by 2030. Spelman played a major role in
Government is treating our armed
has faced claims he was watering thought to have prompted the The call comes after reports of a securing a historic global deal to
forces.
down his commitment to write formulation in the Bill - which has split within the Cabinet over protect wildlife and habitats and,
"This is an issue the Labour Party
into law the state's duty of care to been strongly defended by Mr whether to accept the Committee in a tough economic climate,
and charities have been
armed forces personnel. on Climate Change's increased the budget for farming
Cameron in the Commons. campaigning on for months and I
Legislation being debated by recommendations on the fourth environmental schemes by 80%,
The Telegraph said the law would like to congratulate the
Parliament allows the Defence would not enshrine specific five-year "carbon budget" which and provided hundreds of millions
Royal British Legion for securing
Secretary to make an annual pledges about individual public will govern emissions reductions of pounds to clean up England's
a policy which will give vital
report on the military covenant, services but concentrate on to 2027, with some departments rivers and support international
protection for service personnel
but stops short of giving it formal broader principles - such as that voicing concerns that meeting the forestry and wildlife projects."
and their families."
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Robathan, who is steering the Bill done the right thing. If true, this is groups, environmental Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
Decades Of US-UK Attempts To
through the Commons, told The a retreat from a inevitable defeat organisations and aid agencies Topple Gadafi.
Topple Gadafi.
said that ministers needed to put
green growth at the heart of the
UK recovery.
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British woman beheaded NARN, the


in Tenerife
(Evening Standard - News) looking very scruffy, muttering to the supermarket with the head in
Mjöllnir Edition!
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Witnesses have spoken of their Clash Of The Titans. I thought, fell, and then he threw the head on The Northern Alliance Radio word through Facebook and
horror and disbelief after a British 'The guy's a nutter, it's a joke'." to the road." Network will be on the air today, Q13Fox/KCPQ in Seattle. We
woman in her 60s was stabbed He added: "The security guards Ms Perez, 38, said her frightened with your hosts Mitch Berg and want to encourage prayers for
and decapitated in a Tenerife came out, they chased him across colleagues darted indoors for Ed Morrissey, on from 1-3 CT Marizela’s family, and also try to
supermarket. the road. By this time he's empty- safety. with live streaming video and reach anyone in the area who
People reported seeing the killer handed. They got him on the other "They were shocked. Some of chat. If you’re in the Twin Cities, knows where Marizela might be
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Reports named the suspect as Mr Kirby said he had spoken to at night. This is really not Morrissey Show page at Hot Air. home. There is also a fund for the
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Indiana Supreme Court rules Hoosiers have


no right to resist unlawful entry of their
homes by police
Bruce McQuain (Hot Air » Top unreasonable searches and officer can waltz into any home once so popular. with far too broad a brush by
Picks) seizures, shall not be violated, and he wants to “ for any reason or no And check out this “analysis”: essentially telling Indiana citizens
Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:03:00 AM no Warrants shall issue, but upon reason at all?” Professor Ivan Bodensteiner, of that government agents may now
probable cause, supported by The given reason by the Justice Valparaiso University School of enter their homes illegally — that
No, you read it right. That’s what O a t h o r a f f i r m a t i o n , a n d is resistance is “against public Law, said the court’s decision is is, without the necessity of a
the Indiana Supreme Court particularly describing the place policy?” What policy is that? For consistent with the idea of warrant, consent or exigent
decided in what would be a to be searched, and the persons or whatever reason, most believe our preventing violence. circumstances,” Rucker said. “I
laughable finding if it wasn’t so things to be seized.” public policy as regards our “It’s not surprising that they disagree.”
serious: Bzzzzzt. homes is set by the 4th would say there’s no right to beat Rucker and Dickson suggested if
Overturning a common law Wrong – in Indiana amendment to the US the hell out of the officer,” the court had limited its
dating back to the English Magna “We believe … a right to resist an Constitution. Since when does Bodensteiner said. “(The court is permission for police entry to
Carta of 1215, the Indiana unlawful police entry into a home Indiana’s “public policy” abrogate saying) we would rather opt on domestic violence situations they
Supreme Court ruled Thursday is against public policy and is the Constitutional right to be the side of saying if the police act would have supported the ruling.
that Hoosiers have no right to incompatible with modern Fourth “secure in our persons, houses, wrongfully in entering your house But Dickson said, “The
resist unlawful police entry into Amendment jurisprudence,” papers and effects”? your remedy is under law, to wholesale abrogation of the
their homes. David said. “We also find that Additionally, most would assume bring a civil action against the historic right of a person to
The author of the story reporting allowing resistance unnecessarily it is the job of the police not to officer.” reasonably resist unlawful police
this is right – somehow the ISC escalates the level of violence and “escalate the level of violence”, So we’ll just throw out your 4th entry into his dwelling is
managed, in one fell swoop, to therefore the risk of injuries to all not the homeowner. Like maybe a amendment right to satisfy the unwarranted and unnecessarily
overturn almost 900 years of p a r t i e s i n v o l v e d w i t h o u t polite knock on a door to attempt court’s desire to “prevent broad.”
precedent, going back to the p r e v e n t i n g t h e a r r e s t . ” an arrest instead of a battering violence,” is that it? I say mostly right because they
Magna Carta. David said a person arrested ram and the violent entry of a full One hopes the decision is indicated that in the case of
In a 3-2 decision, Justice Steven following an unlawful entry by SWAT team to arrest a suspected destroyed on appeal and if the domestic violence, they too were
David writing for the court said if police still can be released on bail perpetrator of a non-violent crime. Justices are in an elected office willing to throw the 4th
a police officer wants to enter a and has plenty of opportunities to Maybe a little pre-raid they become very “insecure” in amendment under the bus.
home for any reason or no reason protest the illegal entry through intelligence gathering, or their probability of staying there. How does one say “it runs afoul
at all, a homeowner cannot do the court system. snagging the alleged perp when The two dissenting Justices got it of the Fourth Amendment” and
anything to block the officer’s One has to wonder what part of he leaves the house to go to work, mostly right: then later agree to a partial
entry. [emphasis mine] “unlawful” Justice David doesn’t or walk the dog, or go to the store. Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary abrogation of the 4th under
Or said another way, your home get. What part of the right of the Now citizens in Indiana are to native, and Justice Brent Dickson, certain circumstances? What part
is no longer your castle. people to “be secure… shall not give up their 4th Amendment a Hobart native, dissented from of “ shall not be violated” don’t
Remember the 4th Amendment be violated” wasn’t taught to him rights because it might “elevate the ruling, saying the court’s they understand? It doesn’t say
to the US Constitution? in law school. the violence” if they attempt to decision runs afoul of the Fourth “shall not be violated except in
“ The right of the people to be How secure is anyone in their protect themselves from unlawful Amendment of the U.S. case of domestic violence” does
secure in their persons, houses, “persons, houses, papers and activity? Sounds like the “don’t Constitution. INDIANA page 77
papers, and effects, against effects” if, per David, a police resist rape” nonsense that was “In my view the majority sweeps
76 Politics/ Newstablet Edition

How Likely is 'President Donald Trump'?


Apparently 5.2 Percent
Dominic Tierney (Politics : The
Atlantic)
Submitted at 5/13/2011 3:00:47 PM

According to Intrade.com, at
least. But don't scoff--these
prediction markets are eerily
accurate.
Reuters/Joshua Roberts
As you wake up on the morning
of November 7, 2012, it takes a
split second to remember: Donald
Trump was elected president last
night.
It's a fairytale for some and a
nightmare for others. But what are
the odds?
Well, according to Intrade.com,
the chances of Trump becoming
president are 5.2 percent.
Prediction markets like Intrade are
transforming the way that we
forecast tomorrow's news.
Speculators can trade futures
contracts on everything from
political earthquakes, like the U.S.
attacking Iran, to actual
information of traders and accurately predicted every Senate contract didn't pay out because the predict assassinations, coups, and
earthquakes, like a magnitude-9.0
assimilating their collective result. small print required confirmation terrorist attacks in the Middle
-or-higher quake occurring before
knowledge. But prediction markets also by the U.S. Department of East. After a congressional
the end of the year.
These markets can be eerily encounter the occasional snafu. Defense. The White House press backlash, the plan was shelved.
Prediction markets take
accurate. In the 2004 presidential The contracts are designed to be secretary said a launch had Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D.
advantage of the wisdom of
election, for example, the market "yes/no" propositions: like, will happened, but Defense never Wolfowitz said, "I share your
crowds by aggregating the
accurately estimated the winner of Trump win in 2012? Election confirmed because it was shock at this kind of program ... it
information of traders and
every state. Whereas several results are easy to verify. But in considered an issue of national is being terminated."
assimilating their collective
opinion polls had John Kerry 2006, one contract asked whether security. Cue many irate traders. Still, for those upset about
knowledge.
winning Florida, the markets North Korea would launch a Some markets can prove missing an opportunity to profit
Prediction markets take
correctly foresaw a George W. missile outside of its airspace. In politically explosive. In 2003, the from catastrophe--don't fear.
advantage of the wisdom of
Bush victory in the Sunshine July 2006, Pyongyang launched Department of Defense developed
crowds by aggregating the HOW page 77
State. Again, in 2006, the market just such a missile. But the a $3 million futures market to
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Intrade allows a bet on whether "a stock market? The jury is out. U.S. and/or Israeli airstrike it? Bruce McQuain blogs at
successful WMD terrorist attack So what do the Intrade tea leaves against Iran by the end of June is Oh, and just to point out that this Q u e s t i o n s a n d
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markets in the United States (1.4 percent)?
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Osama bin
Laden's Porn
Stash?
Garance Franke-Ruta (Politics : anonymity.
Caption Contest:
you shall not
The Atlantic) The officials said they were not
Submitted at 5/13/2011 2:14:10 PM yet sure precisely where in the interrupt
compound the pornography was
Reuters reports pornography was discovered or who had been HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner Gandalf's 3D
found at the compound where the viewing it. Specifically, the
terrorist leader was slain: officials said they did not know if officially available for preorders for viewing session
A stash of pornography was bin Laden himself had acquired or
found in the hideout of Osama bin viewed the materials. Read the $249, six tuner version next week Tim Stevens (Engadget) Submitted at 5/14/2011 10:33:00 AM
Laden by the U.S. commandos full Reuters story. Richard Lawler (Engadget) need a bit more information
who killed him, current and This entry passed through the Submitted at 5/14/2011 9:40:00 AM before purchasing it can be found Nobody likes being bothered
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The pornography recovered in on someone else's site, please read certification earlier this month, embedded after the break. can't really get into a movie unless
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Reuters on condition of hooked up to their HTPC as HDHomeRun Prime TV tuner slightly perturbed at having his
quickly as possible may want to officially available for preorders viewing session interrupted by a
wait until next week when the six for $249, six tuner version next rogue photographer. The guy in
tuner 6CC version goes up for week originally appeared on the back doesn't seem to mind,
preorder, as those are expected to Engadget on Sat, 14 May 2011 though.
begin shipping first. There's no 09:40:00 EDT. Please see our Thomas: "Galadriel, is that new
volume discount on the tuners at t e r m s f o r u s e o f f e e d s . shampoo?"
$499, but at $83 per tuner you Permalink@HDHomeRun_US| Tim: "These glasses may be
might be able to justify it as a Newegg, SiliconDust| Email this| passive but I you may find me
better value than the four tuner Comments getting very aggressive if you use
and also network sharable that flash one more time."
InfiniTV 4. Either way, if you just Brian: "I'll tell you what, you're
making me Gandalf the Red right

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Robot orchestra marries music and


machines (video)
Christopher Trout (Engadget) a way to spend a Thursday night.
Submitted at 5/14/2011 8:56:00 AM Check out a video of the players
and their masters after the break.
It may not be the first go-round Continue reading Robot orchestra
for the Karmetik Machine marries music and machines
Orchestra, but the automated (video)
musicians, fashioned by a group Robot orchestra marries music
of students at the California and machines (video) originally
Institute of the Arts, took the appeared on Engadget on Sat, 14
stage last night to prove that May 2011 08:56:00 EDT. Please
robots can rock. Among the see our terms for use of feeds.
mechanized musicians scheduled with twelve beaters and a mallet description of the show posted to Permalink Huffington Post|
to perform at the Walt Disney orchestra." Each of the robots was the CalArts website touts music- California Institute of the Arts|
Modular Theater were built from salvaged parts and producing robots suspended from Email this| Comments
MahaDevibot, Glockenbot, programmed by CalArts students, the ceiling that trigger sound
BreakBot, and NotomotoN, who control the machines from activated light shows and
described as a "duel-head drum laptops during performances. A animation -- now that sounds like
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now." Samwise Gamgee. What have I


Joe: "Would 'one standard to rule told you about interrupting me
them all' be asking too much?" during my stories?"
Michael: "ZZ Top called, they Josh Fruhlinger:"You know how
want their roadie back" they say 3D is bad for children?
Terrence: "Even Gandalf the This dude is 14."
Grey is powerless against the Caption Contest: you shall not
magic of these glasses which interrupt Gandalf's 3D viewing
make any man look like a 90-year session originally appeared on
-old blind woman." Engadget on Sat, 14 May 2011
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Christopher:"Sir Ian McKellen:
the latest victim of Rick Rubin's
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Sean Buckley:"Confound it all,