Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Instant Messaging Eating Into SMS Text Messaging

Especially with advanced phones like the iPhone, it seemed inevitable that "expensive" SMS would start to run into trouble. And, in fact, that appears to be happening. A new study in the UK (where SMS text messaging is huge) has shown that, as people start using instant messaging applications, their use of SMS text messaging drops significantly.

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Bush Leaves Notes for Exchange and Outlook

Via ArsTechnica

When the Bush administration took office, it decided to replace the Lotus Notes-based e-mail system used under the Clinton Administration with Microsoft Outlook and Exchange. The transition broke compatibility with the old archiving system, and the White House IT shop did not immediately have a new one to put in its place.

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Brian Williams Slams NYT , Then Runs Miley Cyrus Story

On the same day he trashed The New York Times on his blog for covering petty and completely meaningless tabloid stories (and nominated Peggy Noonan for a Pulitzer Prize), NBC’s Brian Williams runs a 2+ minute “report” on the latest “controversy” surrounding teen superstar Miley Cyrus and the pictures Annie Leibovitz took of her for Vanity Fair.

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Brian Williams' "response" to the military analyst story OR MSM Sucks Again

But those two individuals in particular had all kinds of ties to the Government, the defense industry, and ideological groups which gave them vested interests in vigorous pro-war advocacy -- ties which NBC News knew about and failed to disclose, all while presenting these individuals to their millions of viewers as "independent." Is there anyone who thinks that behavior is anything other than deeply corrupt?

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2 Dead troops a day is NOT OK!!!

Via UK Times cause OUR MSM SUCK

Four US soldiers have been killed along with scores of militants following two days of fighting in the Baghdad slum of Sadr City and rocket fire elsewhere in the capital.

The latest casualties, announced yesterday, make April the deadliest month in Iraq for the US military since last September, with at least 44 soldiers dying, according to a toll by the Associated Press.

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The Wrong Man - GOVand entertainment

Gordon Brown’s appearance on American Idol a couple of weeks ago brings us ever closer to the situation described in Philip K Dick’s The Simulacra, in which advancement into the elite is achieved through talent shows held in the White House. It increasingly seems as if Dick did not so much predict the future as dream it in advance.

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ExposeObama Exposed: The GOP’s Sleazy Nutcases Surface

Which is how this scam is supposed to work. As we've explained, that's exactly how Brown has operated over the years, ever since the days of the Willie Horton ad, through the Clinton "conspiracies" Do the dirty work for the GOP, tossing in the grenades. Give them the chance to look noble disavowing you, at which point the media will play the ad endlessly. Worked wonders for the North Carolina GOP, just like it has for Brown & Co. in the past.

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Friday, April 25, 2008

Brand Brand Who has the brand

My Brands
-Dauz Drum Company - midi drum trigger manufacture
-Dauz dot com
-Dauz Designs
-Dauz Digital
dan dauz president
joe dauz technology officer


Blogging is not branding but can be used to enhance a brand.

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H.R. 4102, The Stop Outsourcing Security Act

We need to stop this -Outside Military Contracts - as soon as possible

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McCain “Judge Me On My Record” Regarding Katrina

Well, then, here you go, Sen. McCain.
The senator won't present his own plans for recovery, at least not today. Asked earlier this week if he thought the Lower Ninth Ward should be rebuilt, McCain shrugged, considering the question for several seconds. "I really don't know," he finally said.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Murdochs Newsday deal is bad news for New York or does it matter


-- According to numerous press reports, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. is close to completing a $580 million deal to purchase the Long Island daily Newsday from Tribune Company. S. Derek Turner, research director of Free Press, made the following statement:

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The near instant Fox bought metromedia its been all down hill. Thanks GOP Congress and Bushie for also ignoring Our Monolopy Laws

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What the Family Would Let You See, the Pentagon Obstructs

Lt. Col. Billy Hall, one of the most senior officers to be killed in the Iraq war, was laid to rest yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery. It's hard to escape the conclusion that the Pentagon doesn't want you to know that.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

NJ please support ARMS

In order to help the local charity ARMS on its important mission we have volunteered to actively help promote its latest fund raising efforts. Any business or organization making a suggested contribution of $250 dollars or more will receive a thank you on

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End the Drug war and save our troops from Bush

To make up for the enlistment shortcomings, the Bush administration has loosened restrictions and is granting more so-called "character waivers" to allow more people with drug convictions to sign up.

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Bushs Back door draft

Lieutenant General James D. Thurman, deputy chief of staff for operations, said he hoped that wartime demand for troops will decline enough by around the fall of next year to end "stop-loss." He said there are more than 12,000 currently serving under the practice - an action that critics have called a backdoor draft

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

analyst Shaw Wu cuts Apple rating

Based on his own over expectations. CNN-Fortune again makes its own news.

From the article Paragraphs 2-5

The run-up was enough for American Technology Research analyst Shaw Wu, who cut his rating on Apple's (AAPL) stock to neutral Tuesday morning after holding a bullish view on the shares for nearly three years.

"This was a very tough decision as we have been bullish on Apple for the past several years," Wu wrote in a note to clients, adding that the stock has more than tripled in that time.

The move seemed to cool some of the enthusiasm around the stock.

Wu said he believes Apple will beat Wall Street analysts' estimates of a profit of $1.07 a share on $6.97 billion in sales for the quarter. Wu actually expects Apple to earn between $1.25 and $1.30 a share on revenue between $7.1 billion and $7.2 billion.

then CNN Quotes this
We are concerned that expectations may be too high," Wu said. "We are concerned whether it [Apple's report] will be good enough and whether investors will be as forgiving with conservative guidance."
So Wu sets the earnings at 30cents more then apple said and almost 20cents over the street, he set the high expectaions himself and CNN fell for it.


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Matthews-Bush Becomes Matthews-McCain ManCrush Rules MSM

Via Crooks And Liars

Once again, the media has decided that character issues when they relate to Republican candidates are not nearly as important as they are when they relate to Democratic candidates. Despite the fact that even conservatives and liberals alike concede that “Senator Hothead” has quite a temper on him, Hardball’s Chris Matthews dismisses it away as if it is nothing.

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In Honor of the Lying Military Analysts for Cable TV

Via CandL

Are you as shocked as I am about the NY Times article: “Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand?” We constantly discuss on the blogs questions like “what are the greatest threats to our Democracy,” and the more and more I ponder it, the more and more I put my finger on the delivery system known as the media.

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Supporting the Troops?

By: Attaturk Tuesday April 22, 2008 5:00 am

Department of Veterans' AffairsDisgusting: In San Francisco federal court Monday, attorneys for veterans' rights groups accused the VA of nothing less than a cover-up - deliberately concealing the real risk of suicide among veterans.

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Monday, April 21, 2008

History Channel equates smoking herb to hash dens

Hooked: Illegal Drugs and How They Got That Way
Episode: Marijuana.

A mess where they add amphetamines and Marijuana into the same program, equate hash dens with pot smokers and talk about -Drug deaths.

Low and behold the Media Truth of Narcotics Anonymous?
Where is the outrage about beer and wine abuse?

BushLand Again

Recruits were allowed to enlist after having been convicted of crimes including assault, burglary, drug possession and making terrorist threats.

The statistics were released by Rep. Henry Waxman, a California Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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Cause We luv Scientology So Much

Video Truths

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In BushLand fingerprints not your own

Via Schneier on Security

SECRETARY CHERTOFF: Well, first of all, a fingerprint is hardly personal data because you leave it on glasses and silverware and articles all over the world, they're like footprints. They're not particularly private.
OK Mr Homeland Safety

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From the woman who brought you Mushroom Clouds

Via FireDogLake
All Out War For Anybody But Condi
Less than 24 hours after Moqtada Al Sadr issued his final warning that “open war” will be the result of continued attacks on the people of Iraq and that occupation without end will not be tolerated, Condi Rice flew into Baghdad for a little rendezvous in the Green Zone. And like her bully boss, George, she substituted taunts for efforts to....

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Tools For Your Video Career

From the cultural phenomenon of YouTube, through to the rise of live streaming services, money is pouring into startups from content creators through to service providers. Getting into video isn’t as easy as setting up a blog, so here’s some advice of which direction to head.

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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Its ABC-Disney What did they expect

It's become clear to just about everyone that the American media aren't informing them or helping to sort through difficult issues in the course of this presidential campaign, and are instead focusing on the trivial, the silly, the truly insignificant, as though these kinds of effluvia constitute the reasons why we vote.

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ABC Strikes Back
George Stephanopoulos Responds To Obama, Defends Handling Of Debate

"You can't help but be shaped by your experience," but he added: "I don't think it's unique to me. This is a conversation that Democrats and some Republicans are having every single day. It's not only, who will be the best president, but who has the best chance of winning."
Yes I am sure 20 years ago a REPORTER would be proud to say that

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Skull-A-Day vs Nine Inch Nails

From Skull A Day

As part of the last few weeks of my year of skulls I'm going to revisit some of my previous posts. Today I'm showing what happened to my Sand Painting Skull ( #259 )...

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

TPMtv: Stupidest Guy on Earth Speaks Out

Good Reasons for Iraq War

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The Times of Dowd and Kristol

Josh at TPM Notes

The best evidence of the Times estrangement or I guess we're supposed to say, out-of-touchedness, is not any lack of conservatives on their oped page but choosing one who writes caricatures of conservative writing.

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Apple Wins Ultimate Mac vs. PC Abusive Lab Test

Hardcore blind tests of new iMac vs Gateway One and Penryn MacBook vs. Asus M51SR (with detailed benchmarks) come out overwhelmingly in favor of Mac --with surprising details in number crunching

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Torture President and Company

Via Crooks and Liars

Jon Stewart takes the administration to task for, well, there’s no delicate way to put this, deciding the intimate details of how we would torture people. It pains me to type those words.

Stor-E-Tella: Torture President
Stor-E-Tella: The torture president

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Countdown’s Bushed!: Politics First; Qualifications 2nd

It’s not exactly comforting that the person tasked with keeping the President advised of what’s happening in the world can’t keep his countries straight

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Content Is Becoming a Commodity

Over the weekend, it seemed that everyone in the tech blogosphere contributed to the discussion around fractured blog comments; Robert Scoble even went so far as to say that the "era of blogger's control" is over. What all these discussions hinged on was whether or not a web service called Shyftr had the right to appropriate bloggers' RSS feeds and

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Retail sales rise NOT - Media Buy Lies

If you include Gasoline sales and Exclude Auto Sales...
It would APPEAR if sales rose.

More look here while i do crap over there

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Torture President

Via Froomkin at WaPo

Anthony Lewis writes in the New York Review of Books (subscription required): "In these last weeks of turbulent events, the single most significant has not been the financial crisis, not the fall of a governor, not the passing of the fifth year of the war without end in Iraq. It has been an American president's formal blessing of the use of torture.

"That was what President Bush did in early March when he vetoed legislation prohibiting the use of brutal methods of interrogation by American intelligence agents. His action was quickly overtaken by other news. But in its redefinition of American values--of the American character--it had profound implications.

"I grew up believing that Americans did not torture prisoners, as Hitler's and Stalin's agents did. There were rogue episodes of American brutality, but to make torture a national policy? Unthinkable.

"No one should be in any doubt that torture was what President Bush had in mind. No one should be fooled by Orwellian talk of 'enhanced interrogation techniques.' . . .

"George W. Bush can seek his God's mercy for trying to legitimize torture by Americans. But here on earth he cannot escape judgment. For me he will always be the Torture President."

No truer word can be said.

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Friday, April 11, 2008

4 Stories Illustrate Bush’s Unrelenting Dishonesty

Four stories yesterday illustrated the pervasive, appalling dishonesty of the Bush/Cheney regime. Apparently there is no subject on which the President can be honest with the American people, even when talking to US soldiers and their families. And the substance of his lies are sufficient to impeach him and a dozen senior Administration officials.

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Thursday, April 10, 2008

5 deaths a Day Again is Not OK AGAIN 04-09

From USA Today
Five more U.S. soldiers die in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — Five U.S. soldiers died in Iraq, including three killed in roadside bombings in Baghdad and north of the capital, the military said Wednesday.

That raised to 17 the number of U.S. troop deaths in Iraq since Sunday.

What more can i say

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bushs Tears

Via Froomkin At Washington Post

Here's the transcript and video of the event. Here's an AP photo of Bush's tears.

He actually did look quite stricken, particularly as he finished up his comments. "Mr. and Mrs. Monsoor: America owes you a debt that can never be repaid. This nation will always cherish the memory of your son. We will not let his life go in vain. And this nation will always honor the sacrifice he made. May God comfort you."

What was going on inside his head as he contemplated this amazing act of heroism in a war he launched by choice? There are so many possibilities.
The preznit is so sad that he cant dream of bloody war hero's while sitting on
The Rug Of Light

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MSM Get BetrayUs-Bush Luv


ABC-Disney has the story as the presidential candidates re giving there stump speeches

What was missing
1. Betaryus says 45 day reports starting July and Mr. ABCthisWeek expert says we will see about withdrawal in 12 months.

2. NO mention of Croker saying AL queda in afganinstan is more important then al qeda in iraq.

3. Nothing of the quandary put forth by military experts that our troops are spread to thin and can not sustain this war for much longer.

4. Obama got them to say they see no form of what victory or -winning- in Iraq would be.

Thank goodness for MediaMatters and Crooks Liars.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

VIA FireDogLake - Why Don’t The Troops Support The Troops?

One thing wingnuts really hate is objective evidence that actual, real-life soldiers support Democrats. So they're running around accusing ABC of cherry-picking. They must not have heard that unserious defeatists Barack Hussein Obama and Ron Paul were leading in military fundraising. They must not know that 6 out of 10 military families hate Bush.

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GOP Insane in the membrane


2008 Elections: McInsane and Iraq
Posted by ThePoliticalCat at 4:33 PM

-John McCain announced today that Iraq is approaching normalcy. What era is he living in? What drugs is he on?...

-And, in fact, The Australian reports that rocket attacks today on the Green Zone in Baghdad and a U.S. military base in Baghdad killed 3 U.S. soldiers and injured 31. Correct us if we're wrong, but we were under the impression that it is not considered "normal" to have rocket and mortar attacks on the Green Zone.

They will not report this but will report about more wackos in texas. Those children Very important to protect.
The children of Iraq AND OF OUR Fallen soldiers NOT SO MUCH

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Monday, April 07, 2008

No More Old Man Journalism

back in the day a weekly news magazine was a welcome addition to monthly trades.

today we have this

Why is this news.
its not

Why does Time stretch these stories to 25 web pages
the reader is a second class citizen


MrSnitch Has More

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3 deaths a day is not OK 04-07

Via Ap-Yahoo

3 US soldiers killed in Baghdad
42 minutes ago

BAGHDAD - Three American soldiers were killed in separate attacks Monday in Baghdad, the U.S. military said. That pushed the two-day American death toll to at least 10 nationwide.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Right-wing Nut Darrell Issa Says 9/11 Was Only A Plane Crash

Bush, Rove and Cheney have shaped their entire presidency-- and the subsequent Republican electoral campaigns-- around the events of 9/11. But yesterday, one of their most rubbery rubber stampers, California extremist Darrell Issa said 9/11 was just a plane crash and that its victims should stop whining and go away. Not everyone agrees with him.

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Iraq War Deaths on Squidoo

Create reminder of deaths due to an unnecessary warThe deaths of someones child - Information about the death and casualty counts of the Iraq war.Stop hiding the truth !!!!Be the free pressPosted via Digg

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The United States of America Has Gone Mad

America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War. The reaction to 9/11 is beyond anything Osama bin Laden could have hoped for in his nastiest dreams.

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Lieberlier-Bush Hes my Favorite

Via C & L
Joe Lieberman on Obama’s credibility gap
By: scarce

Joltin’ Joe went on Fox on April Fool’s Day and said Barack Obama was not credible on the Iraq War debate. No, he really did. Talk about your pot calling the kettle….uh, nevermind

Stor-E-Tella: MSM OMG
Stor-E-Tella: 1 US Death a day is OK
Stor-E-Tella: take away his chairmanship already

More LieberLies
Lieberman YAY

But Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) thinks that all too much emphasis has been put on the caveats. Clearly criticizing the questioning by Democrats today, Lieberman said that "there's a kind of hear no progress in Iraq, see no progress in Iraq, and most of all, speak of no progress in Iraq."

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

The torture president

Via Firedoglake
Yoo Torture Memo: I’ll Take Addington At Cheney’s Behest For $1,000, Alex…
By: Christy Hardin Smith

As I'm reading through the Yoo memorandum, I have to keep pausing to clear my head or get up and walk for a while. It's going to be a long day with a pot of tea, and I've already got a pounding headache from my first skim through.

Via SadlyNO!!
By Brad

In other words, torture is only torture when the torturer feels guilty about doing it afterward.
Which assures that the only people who will ever be prosecuted for torture are the whistle-blowers.
Joseph Heller had no idea how crazy this shit could get. Jesus H.

Stor-E-Tella: Bush and The Torturapublicans
Stor-E-Tella: Only extreme discomfort - Not Torture
Stor-E-Tella: Bush Torture King o the World

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Americas short attention span

We have free media??

Then how can this be


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