Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Obama's Duty To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes - RePost

Obama's Duty To Prosecute Bush For War Crimes by Patriot Daily at Docudharma, Monday December 29, 2008 at 14:14:19 PST If you wish to repost this essay you can download a .txt file of the html here (right click and save). Permission granted.
Obama promised that he would investigate and prosecute Bush team for "genuine crimes"  because no one is above the law, but he would not prosecute "really dumb policies." Obama plans to have his AG review the available information to determine if investigations are needed.   Well, AG nominee Eric Holder knows that many crimes have been committed:

Our government authorized the use of torture, approved of secret electronic surveillance against American citizens, secretly detained American citizens without due process of law, denied the writ of habeas corpus to hundreds of accused enemy combatants and authorized the use of procedures that violate both international law and the United States Constitution.... We owe the American people a reckoning.

Indeed, the rule of law is the "strongbox that keeps all our other values safe." We can write laws that say we have certain freedoms and rights, and we can build courts and elect lawmakers, but if there is no rule of law, then we lose our rights bit by bit until they are no longer recognizable.  This is one reason why budhydharma and Docudharma have drafted a petition asking Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any government official who has participated in War Crimes.

While the goppies will cry "partisan witch hunt," even the Bush State Dept. recognizes that no democratic society can tolerate abuses when people are tortured or kidnapped under rendition in violation of our rule of law or tolerate the failure to prosecute in compliance with our Constitution.

Signing the petition is not in defiance of our President-Elect Obama, but rather a sign of support for the difficult times that he and Holder will face when performing their clear constitutional duties.

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As President, Obama will have the constitutional duty to faithfully execute our laws.

The constitutional oath of office requires that our President faithfully execute the office of President and preserve, protect and defend our Constitution. Our constitution also requires that our presidents "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed."  The principle of the rule of law is partially based on this Faithfully Execute clause which requires our President to comply with laws, our Constitution and treaties because our Constitution established a government of laws, not of men and women.

The Geneva Convention is one of the laws which must be faithfully executed.

Our constitution mandates that treaties are one of the laws that the President must faithfully execute.  Moreover, treaties are recognized as one of our supreme laws of the land alongside our Constitution and federal laws.  For over 200 years, the federal courts have reaffirmed that our President is bound by the laws of war, which include conventions. In fact, both Hamdi v. Rumsfeld (2004) and Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (2006) addressed the issue of whether the US government was violating the terms of the 1949 Geneva Convention.  Yet, some will whine that it is partisan to not exempt Bush from 200 years of precedent that governed presidents from both parties.

The Geneva Convention imposes a duty to prosecute former presidents who committed war crimes.

The Geneva Convention mandates that the US "search" for persons "alleged" to have committed or ordered the commission of "torture or inhuman treatment" and then prosecute in our courts or extradite to another country for prosecution. The "grave breaches" protected by the Convention also include the rendition or  "unlawful transfer of a non-prisoner of war from occupied territory."

Rounding up the suspects is easy.

There is an overloaded plate of issues awaiting the leadership of President Obama. Fortunately, neither AG Holder nor an independent commission will have to spend a lot of time searching for alleged perps of war crimes.  This diary has pictures of some of the "persons of interest," as Bush likes to say, who either have admitted their complicity in war crimes or may be percipient witnesses with useful information.

Bush and Cheney have already essentially publicly admitted their roles in authorizing and ordering torture. In Spring 2008, Bush admitted in an ABC interview that he approved "enhanced interrogation" techniques, including waterboarding:

"As a matter of fact," Bush added, "I told the country we did that. And I told them it was legal. We had legal opinions that enabled us to do it." The president added, "I didn't have any problems at all trying to find out what Khalid Sheik Mohammed knew."

In 2006, Cheney stated that dunking terrorism suspects in water was a "no-brainer" method of interrogation.  After a public outcry, Cheney denied that dunking was equivalent to waterboarding, but merely referenced a literal "dunk in the water." Either way, Cheney is screwed because both waterboarding and water dunking is illegal under US and international law.  

In 2008, Cheney went even further by essentially admitting that he personally authorized the use of waterboarding and thus a war crime.  As constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley states, Bush and Cheney are banking that the public will not have the stomach to prosecute them.

We also know that high-level officials participated in approving interrogation methods at National Security Principals Committee meetings in the WH over the span of at least 2 years in which the CIA wanted approvals before conducting interrogation in individual cases.   Thus, we can add Rice, Rumsfeld, Powell, Tenet and Ashcroft to the list of "persons of interest."

Tenet and Bush have both stated that waterboarding was legal based on a memorandum, known as the "Golden Shield," because it was designed to shield CIA officers from liability.   The Golden Shield memo was written by John Yoo and approved by then-chief of the Office of Legal Counsel, Jay Bybee.   In 2004, the Golden Shield legal memo which authorized the interrogation program was withdrawn by Jack Goldsmith, who called the memo "slapdash" and "deeply flawed."



More "persons of interest" can be found if Obama's team reads the Senate Armed Services Committee report which concluded that high-level officials approved torture as an interrogation method.



Holder could also have a chat with Air Force Col. Morris Davis, a former prosecutor, who testified on behalf of a prisoner at Guantánamo that Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Hartmann "insisted that prosecutors proceed with evidence they had obtained through waterboarding and other methods of torture."



The other benefit of war crimes prosecutions is that the Geneva Convention seems pretty clear that Bush can not whip out an executive order or pardon to immunize himself or his cronies from liability.  Article 51 of the Convention states that "[n]o High Contracting Party shall be allowed to absolve itself or any other High Contracting Party of any liability incurred by itself or by another High Contracting Party in respect of breaches referred to in the preceding Article," which is a reference to Article 50 that defines grave breaches.  





There may be some in DC who wish to avoid any investigations for fear of putative complicity, but this simply illustrates the bipartisan nature of any investigation. It's not just the goppies:  For whatever reason, Senator Leahy declared that the Bush team would not face prosecution for war crimes in the US.   And, any investigation could reach some in the new Obama administration, like Robert Gates, for his role in Guantánamo and Iraqi prisons, "which the Washington Post described in a headline as 'a Prison Full of Innocent Men,' without even a procedure for determining their guilt or innocence--unquestionably a violation of the Geneva Conventions in and of itself."

If nothing else, our votes should have sent the message loud and clear to DC that Americans repudiate the past 8 lawless years and want a return to the rule of law.  For some, the way to return to the rule of law is to move forward without investigating crimes committed by Bushie and his sycophants who viewed the rule of law as malleable chunk of clay. However, political expediency as a reason to avoid prosecutions is also a violation of the rule of law that is based upon blind, nonpartisan justice.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tainted Media - Another example of yellow journalsim

WSJ Uses "Reporting" to Print Free Political Advertising for Anonymous Anti-Labor Group

The (WSJ) article is just free political advertising, echoing the dark insinuations made by the anonymous "Center for Union Facts" -- or is it the equally secret and misnamed "Americans for Job Security" -- anonymous organization(s) that refuse to reveal their corporate contributors.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hearst was an Angel when Compared to OLD Rupie Murdoch

The current leader , and grand champion of tainted media is RUPIE NEWS ( ie any Fake or former News organization currently consumed i mean owned by Rupert and his family )

It was bad enough when Mr DeRegulation(G ShrubleU Bush) let a a non US company buy into our airwaves and then let him have special treatment in the ownership of multiple channels and papers in the same region ( A rule made so companies would not monopolize the airwaves and force there ideas on folks ).

Now its just a horror ( A Rupie rag in England quoting a Rupie rag in NY with Rupie Speak on FOX )


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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Nile Online Sucks

First as alpha then as beta testers, i and many others have had to rebuild from scratch there city 3 times, the reward for that is making us subscribe to test there newest features and not screaming that the latest build lets other players attack your monuments.

The thought that sims, civilization and others let you control way more aspects of not just egypt but the world, make this have to be special. Its not

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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Untraceable 2008 Good Idea Shitty execution

i watch any media with skepticism, the how its done takes priority over the substance of the thing. And unless its a cartoon it takes alot to suspend my disbelief.

So you can imagine my surprise when just several minutes into the film the lead FBI lady comes home and Directly vpns into the FBI main system with remote desktop.

1. Even in a small business this is not recommended security.


Later in the film she twice leaves the VPN screen running with the clid in the house.

2. A FBI Agent would be trained to shut the machine off OR have the machine programmed to shut it self off.

The daughter sees the evil movie on moms computer. (Not even a screen Saver Lock mister director)

3. HOGWASH!!! Windows,Linux and Macintosh All have multiuser privilege abilities. Any admin with a brain would know that a boxed user for the kid IS A GIVEN specially for the FBI.


How can i believe even a good actress if the material background has been ignored. Bad Bad Movie


As a side note If this movie was ment to show what happens to us when our government is populated by friends of Bush and not experts, then it could have been a good movie. As is your better off missing this trace.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Malkin Sucks

I found this fascinating quote today:



What a fool Nugent is... His rant was almost Palin like in its use of GOP talking point and circular speech..I expected more from him but hes like a pale Malkin. Boo Hoo RINOs, Boo Hoo Libtards, Boo Hoo Fedzilla So some grimey old time rock star luvs him some old time politics. Yay TedInternetjoe, Malkin Sucks, Nov 2008

You should read (THIS IS) the whole article.

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Scatter Shot media rant 2.0 11-25-2008

Today random girl asks me if the mp3 player i was listening to was like her iphone, i say yes as its a ipod touch..."How do i make it louder" she says as i fumble in my pocket for my touch. I try to just click through to the settings but opened her browser instead and my bus stop was approaching so i gave her the phone back and got up to leave.

Just as i put on my backpack out blerts - "Settings..Music..Volume remember Settings .. music.. volume", and out the back door of the bus i went.

Only 3 months and its just second nature to use the functionality of the device.

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Monday, November 24, 2008

Focus On Uselessness -OMG he plays video games!!!

Mr Shakey takes on the DNA monsters.

Dead Space is a first person shooter of the horror zombie kind.

Chapter 3 - fix the engine NOW
So i am playing the first part of the game for the 2nd time - the shock and fear the monsters and audio provide is fabulous but its enough for you to waste ammo on the simplest freakouts.

The first time i played it as a noob recruit and shoot up the air and ship more then mobs, this time im in stalking marine mode and its much easier to kill and not be killed.

;p

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Bush Worst President Ever

Again another sad tale of Bush , instead of sitting by and hoping we forget his stupidity, he snaps at world leaders and tries to give corporations more access to public lands, remove safeguards for endangered species and give Christians special privileges in health care.
( Thats just the last 4 days!!!! )

Long after my grandchildren are dead the Bush presidency will still be the worst ever.

No dont try to help the new administration or at least take you hands out of the cookie jar.

Bush must be all asshole all the time

He and his henchmen can not leave soon enough.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Booker turns Newark into london

-"The costs are high, and the benefits in terms of law enforcement are low," says Deborah Jacobs, executive director of the New Jersey chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Whether Newark can strike an acceptable balance between crime-fighting and privacy may determine whether other cities follow similar strategies in the future-

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

LOL Ted Nuggethead luvs Malkin

What a fool Nugent is... His rant was almost Palin like in its use of GOP talking point and circular speech..I expected more from him but hes like a pale Malkin. Boo Hoo RINOs  Boo Hoo Libtards Boo Hoo Fedzilla

Boo Hoo learn english.

So some grimey old time rock star luvs him some old time politics.

Yay Ted

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

DIGG users Luv them some Bush

OMG
Its like they do not  know about 9/11 or wire tapping or loss of personal freedom, I am relieved that Bush only has 76 more days to screw us before hes gone
Its bad enough that the president outed a spy and allowed torture but then to write how good he IS and that we are bad for writing the truth. shame on the wall street journal.
Maybe some commenters on digg should spend more time working and living and less in the threads.

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I DRINK YOUR TEARS

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why the Daily Show is not Real news Nor is Fox News Channel

1. It is real news - But NOT Journalism
If you find out information that was unknown to you that is news to YOU, no  matter the source even Fox news or the Daily Show

2. It is not real news - If you claim -Real News- to mean Journalism then the standards of such apply , making Fox news as UnReal as the daily Show.
See if you can find ANY story on Fox that gives you Who,What,Where,When and How in the first 2 sentences without there being opinon or bias.

So one is Fake Journalism the other is Yellow Journalism

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The GOP/Media Complex: Still Chugging The RNC’s Kool-

While certain print-media folk such as Joe Klein have started refusing to pass on Republican talking points as news, most corporate media outlets, especially radio and TV ones, are still chugging the RNC's Kool-Aid. Case in point: Their enabling of Republican efforts to turn the activist group ACORN into the latest EvilDemocratic Demon of this year

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Betrayed By the Tainted Media

I often feel -overly Betrayed-by the lame journalistic attempts of todays media producers. The idea that a News orginization would jerk the rigging and use our own bots against us is quite sobering.

I think the use of headlines for information scanning is no longer a viable option for consumption on general access sites. A headline in My Rss reader from My known sources has a 98 percent chance that the story explains the headline.

Google News, Yahoo News even most any newpaper or tv news site just the same 1 or 2 stories rewriten 1000  times.
70% chance its just a Press Release - 30% Chance its not about the story or its biased. Thats not good enough for me to waste my time anymore.

Even The mighty AP seems to have forgotten the WWWWH and W (Who, What,Where,When,How and if space permits Why ) of EVERY story that is to be News.

Publishing Giants be damed - Full speed ahead.

My Blog Role is all my RSS feeds i dont link if dont read it.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Nothing to See Here: US Journos Decamp, Iraqi Journos Not So

Watching the US media, it’s hard to remember that we have an army occupying Iraq these days. In fact, the Washington Post reports that the American media presence is withering. Those reporters who remain in Iraq are being discouraged from covering the real news – perhaps to avoid reporting stories that contradict the “surge worked” dogma.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

360 and PS3 go Head-to-Head With New Virtual Worlds

SONY AND MICROSOFT are poised to do battle in virtual worlds.The console kids both announced Second Life-style virtual environments at the Tokyo Game Show today. Both games show striking similarities to Linden Lab's creation

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Soldiers Deserve More than Hollow Promises And Sham Support

America's soldiers and their families are strained beyond the breaking point, literally, in a lot of cases. Via WaPo: "This year, 93 active-duty soldiers killed themselves through the end of August....In all of 2007, 115 soldiers committed suicide....If the trend continues, the death rate this year is likely to exceed that of a

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Good Old Days - History of Visual Communication

Cave or rock paintings are paintings painted on cave or rock walls and ceilings, usually dating to prehistoric times. Rock paintings are made since the Upper Paleolithic, 40,000 years ago. It is widely believed that the paintings are the work of respected elders or shamans.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

McCain/Palin: Cornered and Bleeding.

McCain/Palin: Cornered and Bleeding.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

It is in blood that empires are born, it's in blood they die

And so we come back to the heart of the war. We rarely talk about it anymore, but it's simple enough. All those people who supported the war, and most especially all those who voted for it, bear the moral responsibility for the results of the war. At least 100,000 dead Iraqis (and probably closer to a million). 4,000 and rising dead US soldiers. Rape. Murder. Torture. Orphans who got to watch their parents being killed. Husbands who saw their wives die, or wives who watched their husbands gunned down or blown into bloody carrion. Families who have buried multiple children.

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Do We Need Another President that relies on Lies and Distortion

So All the news stories about the candidates for president, start the story with McCains claim about Obama - Ayers, then talk about Obama's Camp bringing up McCain and Keating in retaliation.

Now Obama was n ot even a teenager at the time, while McSame was a Sitting Senator and reprimanded by the Senate for his friendship.
Also the fact that Keating story was about Evil Bankers doing the same thing thats happening today.. you would think is a main point of such a story.

Not one news show of the 3 i watched this morning explained this.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Scott Draves Software Artworks 1992-2008

Infinite Paintings from one of the few real masters of digital art. Fantastic retrospective. I look forward to seeing this work develop in decades to come. The man behind flame algorithm.

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Friday, October 03, 2008

The convenience of propaganda - PC World Fills Web Space

Fake Jobs Health News and Stocks

Nokia Iphone killer not available or testable but is already big competition.

PC World and its various sister Microsoft kiss ass publications, just hate Apple.

Only thing I can figure - as i read the latest piece of tripe about what this thing has that the Iphone does not.

So you can make a list and compare specifications on a not available device.

Bravo PC World.

This is the reason i dumped TechMeme - it was getting to biased against Non-Arrington concepts. Its not that i love Apple or Unix, its that I need real world applicable information, not skewed to one side or the other.

Joe

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Buttons and cascades Flash Edition Part 3

So ya what to write a computer program or game, i have talked about the tools coders use but there is another aspect. Whats it going to do.


MacroMedia Director Lingo
1 basic interactivity
Click or rollover button somthing happens
Clinton Jams - http://www.dauz.com/games/shockA8.html
Mouse Drumming - http://www.dauz.com/games/shockA7.html

2 GameA
timed click or roll over button somthing happens
Wack A Mole - http://www.dauz.com/games/shockA91.html
Cyber Golf - http://www.dauz.com/games/shockA3.html

GameB
Fake machine AI - 2 player input
Penguin FIghter - http://www.dauz.com/games/shockA4.html
P = Punch press the p button on key board or click mouse on circle P
I = Punch press the I button on key board or click mouse on circle I
B = Punch press the B button on key board or click mouse on circle B
one player on keyborad AND one on mouse at the same time.

GameC
Simulate a real world application - Color Forms
BallonColorForms - http://www.dauz.com/Joe/gameball.html

Macromedia/Adobe Flash Action Script
1 basic interactivity
Dauz.com - http://www.dauz.com
balloonroom.com - http://www.balloonroom.com/2002/index.html
Tainted Media - http://www.dauz.com/Joe/circusjerks/

2 GameA
Iso-Metric Movement computation with generic source calls
Spoon RIver Sample Site - http://www.dauz.com/river/



All Artwork Save WackAmole and Cyber Golf and all code tm Internetjoe
WackAMole and Cyber Golf - tm David Reid

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Malkin just can’t control her racism

And, like most racists, she forgets herself from time to time and forgets to distinguish between illegal immigrants and Mexican Americans. It makes no difference to her, of course, but they are usually a bit more scrupulous in their obfuscation.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Apple Has Learned The Importance of Play. We Should Too

The most important lesson is that adulthood, and teen-hood are not demarcation points for a reduced interest in play – in fact the converse may be the case, meaning play may in fact become *more* important as we get older. And with our high school graduation rates at 50% in our 20 largest cities, something is obviously and seriously

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

American First OR Republican First

How good of the MSM.,..
while at least some of the print media is comming around , Every TV  news show this morning gushed some form of GOP love.
CBS says its the house and senate republicans that have a viable economic plan not the Democrats.
ABC/Disney  just read the McSame camps press release from yesterday afternoon and MSnbc is all we nned this fast.

Argh.
This issue is Bush And the GOP.
Swing Swing Swing they all got back on the tire as soon as they could.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Only 28% Support Federal Bailout Plan

Most Americans are closely following news reports on the Bush Administration’s federal bailout plan for the country’s troubled economy, but just 28% support what has been proposed so far.

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Growing Right-wing Opposition to the "Paulson Plan"

With the election looming, the same right-wing faction that spent eight years cheering on every instance of unlimited executive power suddenly fears such power.

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The Daily Show is NOT Yellow Journalsim

OMG - What is this - people searching for  the phrase -"daily show is yellow journalism"

VIA WikiPedia
Yellow journalism is journalism that downplays legitimate news in favor of eye-catching headlines that sell more newspapers. It may feature exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, sensationalism, or unprofessional practices by news media organizations or journalists.

OK -
1.The daily show -( in a non partison way ) - uses actual video and sound bites from the people they are spoofing that is not Yellow Journalism
2. The daily show and comedy central were not news media orginizations last time i checked.

So the Monkeys are mad when its repotrted that McSame /' Paleface lie. TskTsk

 Want a real example of Yellow Journalism - read any Rag owned by Rupy Murdoch or watch  5 minutes of the Fox Tainted Media News Network.

More of what I see as Yellow Journalism

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Media Blackout as Ike Death Toll Rises

The official death toll for Hurricane Ike creeps upward, while photos reveal the catastrophic damage inflicted by the storm. So far 51 people are known to have died in the storm. Authorities have banned the press from many of the hardest hit areas, but they can't stop the steady stream of images appearing online showing the true extent of the ...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another Data Point On McCain’s Hands

Apparently the McCain campaign is behind the story that he can't use the internet due to injuries he suffered as a POW. This, from Jake Tapper: ...

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Puerto Rico: Real ID is really intrusive

Puerto Rican bloggers are calling attention to the government's latest deed, the application of the Real ID Act to the island's drivers. The Real ID, which has come under fire by many states in the mainland US, is one of the measures implemented by President Bush's administration to “fight terrorism”....

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Does Gov. Palin Hate Rape Victims?

The McCain campaign has released documents purporting to show that Sarah Palin fired Alaska's much-admired public safety commissioner because he was "insubordinate" over budget issues. Palin is accused of firing Walt Monegan because he didn't yield to pressure by the governor and her husband to dismiss Palin's ex brother-in-law, a state trooper ..

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How Financial Armageddon Helps Republicans

As the US financial system totters on the brink of collapse, serious and responsible people are asking: How will this help Republicans? There's no question that financial Armageddon will help the GOP is axiomatic. Everything does. For you skeptics, I'm including an severely abbreviated list of things that are known to help Republicans: ...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Media restricted from covering Hurricane Ike’s devastation.

Reporter Wayne Dolcefino for KTRK-TV Houston has revealed that media are not being allowed to show the full extent of damage from Ike. They are not allowed to fly over some parts of Galveston. When the reporter challenged TX gov. Perry about this, Perry blamed federal officials.

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Friday, September 12, 2008

Bill Gates is no George Costanza

The Bill Gates-Jerry Seinfeld ad series is back for its second installment and after watching the latest commercial, I'm not nearly as impressed as I was by the first.

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Microsoft New Ads......Poor Poor Sienfeld

What the heck, the more people who think they are elite/great/expert you get in a room the more strange and useless the ideas that will come out.

What are you selling to me and why are you taking so long to sell it?

This is not 1950's.. if the spot was turned into mini spots, shot in sepia and white then maybe the concept had a chance, BUT NO we get ramble for to many seconds to care.

First Bee movie.. now this Jerry what happened to you.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hackyou gesuntite - Flash Edition Part 2

ReCap
1 to design the hardware , choose and integrate a BIOS so chips can talk to each other
2 Create a environment for users to run programs
3. Create a application/program people can interface with

What Is Flash ?
Flash is a computer program that allows developers to create vector based content ( images that scale without lose of detail )
Flash CS and a graphics tablet or some geometric algorithms can create a application.
Flashes development language is called action script.
Flash applets run/display/execute in a web browser or media specific player.

Flash programs can be crappy , because lazy developers and non programmers dont know about memory holes.

Hear your hard drive or fan screaming away while a flash movie plays thats letting a endless loop run unattended and the API makes creating such loops to easy.

The problem with the current version is even greater because adobe has allowed external class definitions to be modifiable.

Before all flash classes were predefined on startup and called internally, so a external text file for veriables was all that was needed, flash did not even care how you defined the text document as .txt or .opc or .xyz the player assumed the called file would be ascii text.

Now its expected that the text file have a XML extension but thier is no special flash DTD doc and anyone can makeup the XML tags. Is it really even xml?

Then there is the use of external class call documents, this would be fine except they are also in ascii format and end user writable.
so joe blows ThumbMC.as document will not be the same as jim smiths ThumbMC.as document.....

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The Government, the media and Afghanistan

The U.S. military relied on an "independent journalist" to deny villagers' claims of large-scale civilian deaths. It turned out the "journalist" is Fox's Oliver North. Why are we talking about pigs and lipstick?

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What is exposed to who : FLASH edition Part 1

For any minor player or curious end user the current ide control wars must seem confusing. API, IDE, SDK see or read about any one of those and your in technological hell.

I have a computer program and run it, seems simple.

In just a basic technical description of this process, no less then 2 engineers or engineer groups are required to make it work. For any mass scale pc and software combination that becomes at least 3 groups of people.

1 to design the hardware , choose and integrate a BIOS so chips can talk to each other
2 Create a environment for users to run programs
3. Create a application/program people can interface with

And even in the case of an SGI or Apple within one company those -divisions- are all separate.

But Joe you ask, how do these programs that jump across versions of a operating system (XP to Vista) or different operating systems (windows to mac) work???

Definitions

HACK
Via Wikipedia
All of the modern meanings seem to be rooted in its widespread use as slang throughout the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), starting in the 1960s. There, the original meaning of "hack" was a quick, elaborate and/or bodged solution students devised for technical obstacle; it was used with hacker, meaning one who discovers and implements a hack.

API
Via Wikipedia
An application programming interface (API) is a set of functions, procedures or classes that an operating system, library or service provides to support requests made by computer programs.[1]
* Language-dependent APIs are available only in a particular programming language. They utilize the syntax and elements of the programming language to make the API convenient to use in this particular context.
* Language-independent APIs are written in a way that means they can be called from several programming languages. This is a desired feature for a service-style API which is not bound to a particular process or system and is available as a remote procedure call.

IDE
Via Wikipedia
In computing, an integrated development environment (IDE) is a software application that provides comprehensive facilities to computer programmers for software development. An IDE normally consists of a source code editor, a compiler and/or interpreter, build automation tools, and (usually) a debugger. Sometimes a version control system and various tools are integrated to simplify the construction of a GUI. Many modern IDEs also have a class browser, an object inspector, and a class hierarchy diagram, for use with object oriented software development [1].

SDK
Via Wikipedia
A software development kit (SDK or "devkit"), also known as a native developer kit (NDK) is typically a set of development tools that allows a software engineer to create applications for a certain software package, software framework, hardware platform, computer system, video game console, operating system, or similar platform.
It may be something as simple as an application programming interface in the form of some files to interface to a particular programming language or include sophisticated hardware to communicate with a certain embedded system. Common tools include debugging aids and other utilities often presented in an IDE. SDKs also frequently include sample code and supporting technical notes or other supporting documentation to help clarify points from the primary reference material.


Hey you did not back link wikipedia.!!!

Well if you cant get to a page in wikipedia yourself and type search the letters sdk please stop reading here...............


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Let’s Get Palin On Rachel Maddow’s Show!

---Republicans are such whiny little babies. Barack Obama can go onto Bill O'Reilly's show without putting any limits on Falafel Man whatsoever, yet the babysitters of poor widdle Princess Sarah will only deign to allow ABC's Charles Gibson to approach her deferentially on hands and knees

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Tainted Media - Yellow Journalism ARGGGGGGH

Factcheck.org they do not use facts or check them but the MSM take what they say as FACTS.

Ap headline Used by google news
Obama accuses McCain camp of phony outrage
Lets break this down.

McCain lies - Obama calls it a lie and news is
BAD OBAMA ACCUSES MACCAIN

This is not just the AP taking sides, its the AP giving out lies to the PUBLIC as news.

Palin Lies about bridge and pork
Palin Changes story on troopergate
McCain lies about Obamas Tax Plan

All 3 of these things happened in the last 3 days not one of these headlines or story points has been part of the news cycle.

Just say in

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McCain Hates Troops. says Vets all suck ( except hims)

John McCain has not voted for ANY Veterens Benifits in 4 years.

The same 4 years that have had 1000 vet suicide attempts a month, broken military hospitals and PSD.

McCain who crashed 5 navy planes during his time in the military, seems to think Saying POW  means more then getting tax dollars to our wounded.

More today
Via CooksandLiars

But that’s not where McCain and his party end on their false “support. As a diary at Booman Tribune detailed back in February, Mr Straight Talk is full of doubletalk.

    McCain voted against the Webb amendment calling for adequate troop rest between deployments.

    McCain voted against an amendment that would provide $20 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for health care facilities.

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McCain’s Biggest Lies Are About Obama’s Tax Cuts

For weeks McCain's negative, dishonest ads have carried several themes, such as Obama's supposed celebrity, or references to experience or judgment. It's easy to be distracted by the irrelevant celebrity images, but they're a cover for repeating, over and over, a central lie of the McCain campaign. If you watch McCain's ads carefully, ...

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Matthews dubbed Palin a conservative Nora Rea

The Horny GOP memes raise their hard head again...."[B]eing mayor of little Wasilla got her ready for some big fights, a strong female up against the odds fighting for justice. It's a familiar theme." .. Tweety had to do this cause his job was on the line. Its just his nature to Belly flop.

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A Message from Iraq to St. Paul

As we watched the events in the streets of St Paul this past week – seeing house raids and the gassing of protestors, reading the reports of beatings and torture in the Ramsey County Sheriff's Jail. I’m sure many of us thought of the parallels with the treatment of Iraqis by our army of occupation.

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Friday, September 05, 2008

Techmeme the Gawker of tech information

Ara gent i mean arrington

i have had to unsubscribed from Techmeme today AND write about it..

I will admit that the actual writing of content for my blogs has been small the past 6 months, but with all the Alpha and beta testing of 2d and 3d interfaces the NDAs keep me kind of silent. I still read feeds from over 100 sources every day but that is my limit .

The past few months techmeme has become just an advertising vehicle for Arrington media and microsoft. Arrington and Om are just guys with big mouths and i am sick of uninformed opinion passed off as news.

No more techcrunch, or Techmeme feeds or links and GigaOm stories are now trash.

That is all.

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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Google Co-founder: No Mac Chrome an Embarassment

In an interview with BoomTown's Kara Swisher, Mr. Brin asked if she would try out Google Chrome, to which she said "no," because there isn't a Mac version available. Mr. Brin replied ""I know, I know, it's embarrassing."

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Redefining The Operating System

And so, in the Internet age, the concept of a cloud OS or web OS being something that makes an emergent class of applications possible seems totally reasonable to me

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

How The Secret Service Turned Into the Stasi

How The Secret Service Turned Into the Stasi

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Advantage Palin

The GOP are a very visual group

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Monday, September 01, 2008

Newark New Jersey's New Big Brother Surveillance System

Newark Mayor Cory Booker is betting that cutting-edge technology will reduce crime and spark an economic renaissance. From a newly opened Surveillance Operations Center, cops armed with joystick controllers monitor live video feeds from more than 100 donated cameras scattered across the crime-ridden city.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

McSame pics Running MATE

McCain and VP choice Palin

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Halliburton sued for human trafficking

Thirteen Nepali men were recruited and held against their will for thirteen months in a human trafficking scheme engineered and perpetrated by Halliburton and its Jordanian contractor, according to a lawsuit filed yesterday in California federal court...

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Amy Alkon is the new Malkin - Whine whine whine

Advice Goddess maybe but blogger and journalist NOT!!!
How does writing opinions about love and personal relationships equate to hard news , well if your amy alkon they are  the same thing.

SO she pulls a Malkin (  hounding ,calling and investagating a commenter that WROTE something that hurt her feelings ) then sends all her wackos after sadlyno cause the fish she  went after was too small and  said he was sorry so he would not lose his job.

Tisk Tisk, is it ALKONISIM now???

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Cindy the McSame Helper - Lil Miss MatchSticks

Well this WFP thing is not like anyone can go there, i would think that FriendsofWFP.org is allowing her to be sent. What a slimey thing this internet can be.

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The Iraqi prime minister has shot down McCain's Iraq policy

The Iraqi prime minister has shot down the Bush administration - and McCain’s - Iraq policy by announcing publicly that there will be a timetable, and it will contain a fixed date. The White House and the pro-war lobby are spinning like tops, but it’s impossible to put disguise their humiliation.

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Malkin Assassination Attempt Halted

Malkin has a run in with bad people

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Wired.com's iPhone 3G Survey Reveals Network Weaknesses

What I said when the whining started, NOT Apples fault. DOH.................

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Death Of Print: 5 ways the newspapers botched the Web

Each tale ends the same way: A promising start, shuttered amid fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Touch PC from Microsoft land for 1300

Cant really play games, has no video editing software or garage band like app And the wonder of -Kinda Touch- . so expect for a TV tuner whats it got over a IMac Again??

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The Leviathan - TOR ROCKS

Our first original comic (or “sequential art piece,” if you will) from the talented Ms. Wesley Allsbrook. Enjoy! - Very important to graphic media and books in general what Tor and Ellis are doing,

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McCain’s Free Media Pass

TPM's Josh Marshall is correct that "the national press is basically giving McCain a pass on the McCain campaign's double-talk about Obama's patriotism." McCain is not just questioning Obama's patriotism; he's lying about it. Ya think it might be that MSM is owned by rich corporatist??

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Dogs of War: Blackwater as Wal-Mart

Say whatever you want about Blackwater Worldwide -- and hardly a day goes by when something isn't being said about it -- it does not put all its eggs in one basket. Long before the company's recent announcement that it would seek to de-emphasize its personal security work in the future, it had created a diversified corporate structure.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Olympic Gold Medalist … And The Son Of Undocumented Wo

Olympic Gold Medalist … And The Son Of Undocumented Workers

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techcruch and Arrington Not Knowit all

My first computer, purchased by my parents after nearly a year of begging, was an Apple II . That was 1982. I was a ...DOH

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Code as Art: Generative Visual Inspiration and Sharing

As code literacy improves and coding tools like Processing and Flash make it easier to produce stunning visual results, the line between the coder/hacker and digital artist, and more conventional artists, is blurring fast. The next trend: networks and blogs on which people share not just their work, but the code behind it.

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Basic Rights Denied At J.F.K. Airport

I was recently stopped by Homeland Security as I was returning from a trip to Syria. What I saw in the hours that followed shocked and disturbed me. - IE. has been the normal way this BushGov super department has worked from day one.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Soldiers: Mold infests Okla. barracks for wounded

Twenty soldiers, who spoke to USA TODAY early last week, said their complaints about mold and other problems went unheeded for months. They also said they had been ordered not speak about the conditions at Fort Sil

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Obama The Antichrist: It’s All About Scaring The BASE

Yes What was once a tabloid headline is now prime CNN material - AND I Saw BigFoot!!!How do you fancy this meme?

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Media Matters - Fox News suffers another debate snub

"Rupert Murdoch's news channel was again left off the list of news anchors tapped to moderate the debates,"- Mr Murdoch would be well advised if he converted the fox news channel to the NascarGodlove -but- Hate your Neighbors channel once this election is over.

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Bush Admin. Putting Blackwater Over The Troops

Selling out the Constitution to give telecoms immunity is bad enough. Selling out the troops to give Blackwater immunity is a whole new level of sickening.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

3 Indiana guardsmen die in one week in Iraq

Three Indiana National Guard soldiers have died in Iraq in the past week and a fourth lies wounded in 1 of the deadliest weeks in years for the state's Guard units.

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A Marine’s Mom asks if anything will be done...

...about the terrible conditions US soldiers must live under in Iraq. Twelve killed in camp by faulty electrical wiring, camps burned down, etc.

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McSame Too Archaic To Be President or FDL 1 - WSJ 0

I'm sure that by now you are all familiar with WSJ reporter Amy Chozick's journalistic tour-de-force, wherein she broke new journalistic ground by using a Yahoo message board to show that the 66% of American citizens who are overweight would never "vote for any beanpole guy" like Barack Obama, preferring instead to vote for morbidly obese land ....

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Use your own -troops as target practice then blame Iran

Ho-hum. Pulitzer-winning journalist reports that the Bushies cobbled up fake evidence to justify starting a war of choice. Yawn. Pulitzer-winning journalist reports that Cheney mulled having US sailors shoot at Navy SEALs in Iranian garb to justify starting another war of choice.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Computer World and Gartner Hate Apple

OMG i kept the phone on all day surfing high bandwidth sites and the battery did not last. Blackberry is better. All CEOs- need to type on there smart phones. Where is the Iphones security!!!! Suck Suck apple sucks

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Monday, August 04, 2008

Super-Rich Tax Cheats | American News Project

They hide an estimated $100 billion a year from the IRS, but now the U.S. Senate is turning up the heat on super-rich tax cheats. The man who ratted out some of these tax dodgers now lives in hiding and has a $10 million bounty on his head. This is a story straight out of our new Gilded Age -- one of billionaires, foreign bankers, corruption,...

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DGA . 3D Tv around the Corner

When a 3D film is released it is usually released as a regular film and a 3D version. The 3D version of films of recent films, while only playing on 35 percent of the screens, are yet pulling in 65 percent of the total film's revenue, said speakers at the event. The public likes 3D. If they like it in the theater, they'll like it in their homes.

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Anthrax And The Bush War On Terror

It's becoming increasingly apparent that the Bush administration -- including the FBI, Homeland Security, and the Pentagon -- all want the anthrax-killer case to quietly die with the person of Bruce Ivins. Yep, case closed, move along, folks. Right?

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Angry Apple Admin

Update - more Media tactics and i dont expect a reply this time

Subject: Re: Apple: Out of Touch With Server Room Needs
From Me.......

Right

Sure your welcome -
no quibble with the ownership is going to change 2 pieces of the same pie - you want me to add a correction to my story no problem just ask ..not tell.

But JupiterMedia has been on the INTERNET for a very long time, i find it hard to believe they dont realize people link directly to article pages, is that what a Exe editor Of Their News site is telling me??

First Giving me your best when i felt put down by the story, then thinking i was blogging you and not your web site does not seem the correct way to deal with _*any*_ readers.

Bless your little heart for trying though

Joe Dauz
Its all good in the long run...

Erin Joyce wrote:

Joe,

The Opinion tab is in the secondary navigation.
Here's our commentary section:

http://www.internetnews.com/commentary/

Also, just to be clear, the corporate parent of the site is actually
Jupitermedia, not internet.com.
But that you thought it was news suggests we could look into how well the
piece is labeled as OPINION.
Thanks for blogging me!
Erin

Erin Joyce
Executive Editor

Original Post ..
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When most of the the cash you make comes from Microsoft you can have a open mind on technology topics..NOT!!!!

When the only people talked to have much invested in Windows servers and exchange/RIM lock in, they do not seem like the experts to talk to about unix based servers.

As a note.
I have used Macs for web servers And mail from 1996, For publishing from 92, and 2000 with quicktime streaming server, the best and cheapest server to run drm free media out of. Now maybe there is a unix media server that is better but i have not run intø it yet.

EMails Below
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Hi Erin

Just want to reply ON the record..

1. Your web site news thing has no commentary section in the primary or secondary navigation. It is not PLAIN that it is commentary.
2. So nice that you gave yourself permission to share a story. Both your site and serverwatch are ownd by internet.com
3. Im putting this up on the blog

Best my ass

Joe Dauz


Erin Joyce wrote:
Hi Joe,
Thanks for writing.
Just wanted to note that the piece is a commentary andran in our commentary section.Also cc-ing Amy Newman, who manages the serverwatch.com site, which firstran the column that we were given permission to publish.

Best,Erin
Erin Joyce
Executive Editorwww.InternetNews.com

MY comment from web site form
Please Sir
ITS NOT NEWS.One sided punditry is fine. Just dont call it news. All imagined or secondhand hypothesis is not real time news. And as a admin of apple machines i find your article personally degrading, more for comedy central then a news site.
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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Katie Couric is our BuzzFlash Media PUTZ of the Week

But as distasteful as what Williams, Gibson, Stephanopoulos, Brown, and Hill did, what Couric did was such a violation of journalism ethics that she should be fired. America's "sweetheart," Katie Couric isn't just the anchor of the CBS Evening News, she is also the managing editor.

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Malkin's JAW-Dropping Political Miracle Provides Big Fees

The Devil is in the details, as they say. Conservative columnist Michelle Malkin was breathlessly celebrating in yesterday's New York Post about how much money Republican Congressional candidate William Russell has been raising this year. Never heard of him? ....

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Essential Skills of a Community Manager

The best community managers are like a good party host mixed with a fine restaurant host. I make a distinction because a party is more personal and a restaurant requires their host to think with a business mind.

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The Complete Guide On How to Deal with Bill O’Reilly

O’Reilly uses typical tabloid journalism tactics to sneak up and sandbag you so you will be off guard and unprepared to answer his questions. Usually he seeks out people that refuse to appear on his show or are unavailable for commenting on a particular topic. So here's a simple guide on how to deal with this level of un-professionalism.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Daily Show: Bush’s All-Star Team of Liars and Deceiver

Jon Stewart and John Oliver compare Bush and his merry band of obfuscators to other American Presidential liars in order to make a historical comparison. Needless to say, the Bush team is in a league of it's own.

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X rated airport screenings

"You don't professionalize until you Federalize" Isn't that what you said Tom? Just think, someone with skills that never warranted more than 7.00 per hour now has the power to strip you in public and assault you. Thanks Federal Government, I feel so much safer now. Proving once again that GOVERNMENT SUCKS.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Eddie Griffin on The Surge and The COST!!

We have poured in 130,000 troops, many of whom have repeated rotations since the war started in 2003. Over 4,000 casualties and hundreds of thousand wounded.The cost of war is the soul of a nation.

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The US gas garrison - death by the gallon

The Carter Doctrine, established 28 years ago, put the US military in service of assuring the nation’s regular supplies of imported oil. This has near-bankrupted the US and corrupted the military, yet left the US insecure in energy sources and globally loathed. The time has come to demote petroleum and stand down the troops.

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Now Your Kid Can Adorn Herself With Kewl Pix Of Aborted Fetu

Now Your Kid Can Adorn Herself With Kewl Pix Of Aborted Fetuses

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Friday, July 18, 2008

How did I Miss this TRIPE

Via the angry drunk -Mainly because the only reporting I’ve seen on it was from the losers at Lifehacker. And what tripe am I writing about? Well, another “Don’t buy an iPhone” shit-piece from none other than the unwashed freetards at the Free Software Foundation. You know, your go-to neckbeards for opinions...

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Iphone Iphone Shut Up All Ready

If you're a free software lover who's concerned about your privacy and the limitations of DRM, you don't want an iPhone...

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Hey -Digg this story with a MINUS

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Google's Android platform: not so open after all

Third-party Android application developers are beginning to question Google's commitment to making Android an open platform following the revelation that a select few developers have been receiving special access to new versions of the Android SDK under non-disclosure agreements.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

“He’s bordering on arrogance”

Ap is going cwayzie

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How Did We Get The Media We Have?

What happened to our media over the past three decades? How did we get to the point where someone like Molly Ivins couldn't get a job as a receptionist at most major papers, while conservatively-correct dingdongs like David Brooks, Michael Gerson, Debra Saunders, William Kristol, John Tierney, and Ben Domenech are considered smart hires?

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Friday, July 11, 2008

I can afford to pay 600 dollars for a phone

But i have no brain cells....

Sup with this angry media hype - most all articles start out with one or 2 paragraphs about the mess, horror or mistake Apple made. Then finish the story with how cool the phone and apps are in a 2 faced move that would make McBush proud.

Can you say Zune or Vista - Not even Microsoft could pull this type of mass product exposure, and this ( delays in getting your pretty pretty shiny shiny ) gets folks mad.

I have so called bricked my ipod touch 3 times and have gotten it back fine each time - using the same functions for reset they would use at the Apple store or repair center. Easy to use
The Google
to find that info as you should be able to if want a IPhone.

One day 2 days Oh big deal.


DO your job or get a life worth being happy about.


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10 Things the 3G iPhone is Still Missing

PCWorld and Magazine are so Pro Windows they are shipping bricks out there asses on this. Were is the praise for an better update in one year. Oh the wonders of Vista with service packs. Next time talk about a list use a list.

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iPhone launch-o-mess-o-rama

Even handed review of the Horror of the iphone upgrade - Did this happen in Japan and Europe or is it ATT not Apples IssueAs you know, the Macalope's not galloping out this morning to get an iPhone 3G. Particularly since he feels like he just got a new iPhone yesterday with the 2.0 software update.And it seems that might not be a bad idea all around.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Wiretapping Bill: President Bush, and Fear, Lead the Senate Off a Cliff

The results were so thoroughly precooked that there was no surprise in the Senate’s 69-to-28 vote today to gut a law that has protected Americans from spying by their own government for 30 years. Still, it was distressing — and depressing — to watch Congress wrench Americans’ civil liberties back to where they were in [...]

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WSJ's Walt Mossberg Reviews iPhone 3G

Smart-phone shoppers who have been waiting for a cheaper iPhone that runs on faster cell networks might want to take the plunge on the iconic device's latest iteration, but service costs have risen and battery life has dropped.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Lies echo's

HUH did McCain just say he would fix the budget and not end but Win the wars.

Bloomberg courts independents with anti Obama point of view.

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So about 2 weeks ago my poor ergonomic set up on the macbook pro cought up with me. My right thumb went numb .- thank goodness i have been using digg to post most of my blog links or i could forget about updates.

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Monday, July 07, 2008

Shorter Mike and Mike: No, We Don’t Want Immunity Contingent

I think I've given as much consideration to what it would take to have a meaningful study of what the Administration did with its illegal wiretapping program as anyone (though also see this piece on immunity from Brian Beutler, one of the last pieces he did before he got shot last week).

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We'll Get Back to You on That

I think we may have come to that moment, that quick turn of events, that encapsulates the fact that there is apparently no limit to the howlers and nonsense that John McCain can throw out and still not generate collective...

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

New media meme: candidate flip-flops no longer matter

MSM should change there tag to MFM - Media for McBush

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McCain's Foreign policy

McCain's shows how he'll hold diplomatic talks..

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US: A Force of Stability in Iraq - Oh who are we kidding

My point? High profile killings by US forces in Iraq go by with little news coverage (more examples below). Countless similar incidents occur without any comment. These killings would cease if the US would leave Iraq. Again, the logic is clear: The US government isn't a force of stability in Iraq, rather it is an arm of corporate colonialism..

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The McCain Residences: A Google Earth Tour (VIDEO)

Inspired by the McCains' failure to pay taxes on their beach-front California condo, Jed Lewison of The Jed Report takes us on a Google Earth tour of the many McCain residences. Oh just like Mommy and Daddys House NOT!!!!

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Flying Airplanes: The Right Stuff for the White House?

After all, the last eight years has definitely proved the value of occasionally flying a military airplane. Bush has definitely proven that because he can fly a jet, he's fully capable of crashing the entire country!

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The 10 Most Awesomely Bad Moments of the Bush Presidency

In a lot of ways, choosing the Bush administration's 10 greatest moments -- disastrous failures, all -- is about as pointless as picking out your 10 least favorite hemorrhoids: There are entirely too many of them, and taken together they all add up to a throbbing mass of pain

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Today Show's gadgets of tomorrow

Too expensive? How about a $150 plug socket hooked up to the internet, so that you may turn the appliance thusly attached on or off with a text message?OMG remote on and off switches

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The Edwards -Wealth Standard- Not Being Applied To McCain

During John Edwards’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, media regularly treated his personal wealth as a key to assessing his policy proposals — a standard that is not being applied to John McCain. It often seemed as though the news media was incapable of running a story about Edwards’ anti-poverty proposals without noting his own...

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The Conservative “Civility” Scam

Wingnuts just love their Civility Scam -- the pretense that any expression of outrage over their fuckups, lawlessness, and all-around mayhem is much, much worse than, well, their fuckups, lawlessness, and all-around mayhem. To wit-right blogs are desperately trying to pretend that Rep. William Delahunt wants Al Qaeda to assassinate David Addington.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

The Paper Version of the Web

People have been sketching user interfaces since the birth of the web (possibly even before) but the sketches usually stay locked away... See the original sketches of Twitter, Flickr places, Vimeo, Twitterverse, AbiWord and more.

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Daily Show: Terror Attack + Election = Republican Victory

After John McCain's chief campaign strategist told Fortune magazine that a terror attack would provide his candidate with a "big advantage," Jon Stewart reveals how the Republicans factor terrorism into their winning electoral formula.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

U.S. company: crash lawsuit governed by Islamic Shari'a Law

Blackwater sister company "defends" itself against lawsuit brought by three widows of US soldiers: a federal court should decide the case using the Islamic law Shari'a since the lawsuit falls under the jurisdiction of Afghanistan - which conveniently does not hold a company responsible for the actions of employees while working.

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3 Dead A day is not OK jun 25 2008

Oh McCrackHead says we are winning

* Bomb kills 3 U.S. soldiers, interpreter * New military operations promised against al Qaeda * June U.S. military death toll in Iraq reaches 25 .

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LEAVE IRAQI'S ALONE -Say REPUBLICANS

These Republicans would have made the Fuhrer so proud! They have cleverly infiltrated the press with agents pretending to be objective, so that they are able to immediately attack any truth before it gets too far. It's Wunderbar! Herr Goebbels spirit lives!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Rove picks the wrong metaphor to slam Obama

Exactly. Rove’s description sounds spot-on like Bush — right down to the “snide comments” he makes about people who pass him by.

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So if im on the watch list can i get a gov contract too

Arms dealer AEY Inc. and its 22-year-old president have been on the U.S. State Department's Arms Trafficking Watchlist for years. But that didn't keep them from landing a nearly $300 million Pentagon contract providing ammo to the Afghan Army. AEY...

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Charlie Black, My Man of the Hour

Aw, hell, Senator, the goo-goos and censors and thought patrollers are once again demanding Charlie's resignation, but don't you listen to them. You keep him right where he is, Senator, right where he's needed, right where he'll always do you the most harm: in the firing line.

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As Republicans continue to scream hysterically that Barack Obama's new seal violates federal law by copying the likeness of the presidential seal, Political Base has just discovered that John McCain's own caucus -- National Republican Senatorial Committee -- uses three different likenesses itself...for fundraising...right on its website.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

What It's Like To Fly With No ID Under TSA's New Regulations

Formerly, if you refused or were unable to show ID you could still fly — but were required to undergo secondary screening by the TSA. Now they've altered their position slightly— fliers who willingly refuse to show ID are now barred from flying...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Will The iPhone's Apps Store Kill The 'Jailbreak' Market?

Are iPhone users crazy enough to continue 'jailbreak-ing' their phones even with the iPhone App Store offering a massive selection of software? There is even the $100m iFund set up to encourage developers to make the iPhone THE platform. Why would you want to jailbreak?

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Dems Give Bush FISA Bill

FISA bill introduced by Demos? Immunity for Bush and the phone compnaies? No warrants needed to wiretap ordinary citizens?

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Proud of America?

By: Scarecrow Friday June 20, 2008 5:00 am Given the extensive coverage of the candidates' wives appearing on The View, it seems any candidate's spouse must assure the media that he/she is sufficiently proud of America so as not to disturb the equanimity of those who don't seem bothered by what's happened to their country.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The GOP Recipe: ‘Tear Him Down’

Republicans are already getting lots of advice in the media on how they can win in November. And the surprise winner? Go negative, go personal, go nasty. Gosh, like they've never done that before. Gosh, like they weren't going to do that anyway. Anyway, there was CNN "senior analyst" Jeffrey Toobin, on Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" Tuesday: ..

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Corporate Greed - Military Money Bags

What would the U.S. military do without KBR, its largest logistical contractor? That's not something the military ever wants to find out. The U.S. occupation of Iraq would collapse within days without KBR, which provides food, fuel, and potable water...

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The Associated Press: worse than merely foolish

In other words, no more criticizing AP reporting, not if you’re foolish enough to pay them money and sign off on their terms.

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The Real Tragedy - FDL - 06-17-2008

I couldn’t help but think. After how many hundreds of thousands dead in the US’s two assaults on those two countries -- what if Williams, or Russert or any of the big power news men ever expressed emotion about those deaths. What if we saw them choke up – even once – at the slaughter of an Afghan family in a US missile attack.....

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Monday, June 16, 2008

A proposal to the Associated Press: A link ethic

I propose to the Associated Press that it immediately begin linking to all its sources for stories, especially to members’ original journalism because:

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Bush Pledges on Iraq Bases Pact Were a Ruse

Recent statements by Iraqis familiar with U.S. demands in negotiations on the U.S.-Iraq “strategic framework” agreement have highlighted the fact that administration promises that it would not seek “permanent bases” or the use of bases to attack Iran or any other neighbouring countries were deliberately misleading

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MSM luvs Itself again

It is sad when A MSM blowhard dies.. but not so much when a Soldier or Iraqi dies.
Shame Shame Shame

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Moral Equivalent Of War OR Spare the Rod ..Kill the Child

Recently, Obama made the comment that people were going to have to get used to conserving energy. The bloviators gasped. OMG! Just like Jimmy Carter! Asking for sacrifice is crazy, unAmerican!Me - Unless its the death of our children

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Sock Puppetry of The Politico

Our Elite Media seem to be up in arms over Mayhill Fowler's failure to identify herself as a journalist when she stood there with a tape recorder in a very crowded reception line and asked a question of Bill Clinton. me - OMG a NON BBQ lover asks a question and the BS flies.

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BushFamily European Tour 2008

The Chimpanzee’s Farewell Yurpeen Tour via Gorilla’s Guides

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Old BlackWater Keep on Moving

Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army reports for The Nation on the shadowy Blackwater's growing foray into the world of private espionage. The privatization of intelligence has grown dramatically under President Bush,...

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Fred Hiatt’s Concubine Speaks. You Listen

Now the loathsome Anne Applebaum, a distinguished member of the WaPo editorial board, hits it out of the park with this column where she argues that people shouldn’t vote for Obama because some foreigners are racist.

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Lieberman Whines After Obama Kicks His Ass

When Obama buttonholed Lieberman the other day in the Senate regarding Lieberman's attempts to tie Obama to Hamas, Lieberman said the exchange was "cordial and friendly." Now he's saying that Obama was using "sleazy tactics." Quick, call he WAAHmbulance...

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Whither The WHIG?

[digg]Marcy details a bit of worry at the Bush WH regarding potential re-opening of the Fitzgerald investigation and related matters by Reps. Conyers and Waxman's committees.

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