sábado, 31 de julio de 2010

Internet Explorer 9 Beta Due Slated for September

For those of you still clinging to Microsoft's Internet Explorer, you'll have a new browser to play with in September.

That's when the Redmond software juggernaut will push out the first fully fledged beta, as opposed to that highly limited Preview release floating around...


iPhone 4 antenna woes significantly worse than competition

Debate continues over the iPhone 4 antenna problem as the device launches in 17 additional countries today.

A new report from the UK says that the iPhone 4's antenna-related problems are more severe than those of other smartphones singled out by Apple.


Adult industry sees iPorn potential in iPhone 4

When Apple launched the iPhone 4 and its FaceTime videoconference feature, it didn't take long for adult-entertainment companies to develop video-sex chat services and start hiring workers through Craigslist.


Lessons Learned From Maintaining a WordPress PlugIn

Recently I released a WordPress plugin for Google Analytics that adds a tracking code and dozens of various pieces of meta data to blogs.

Since the release of version 4, Ive updated it 6 times, to the point where its now at version 4.0.6. In this article I would like to share with you my experiences in maintaining this and other WordPress plug-in


viernes, 30 de julio de 2010

Hey Google Please Dont Create Another Facebook

While it's clear that they don't want to talk about it, the powers that be over at Google are scheming on ways to create a social networking rival to Facebook.

All I have to say is please do something different. I mean, for starters, Facebook has und


Microsoft Plans Oak Trail Tablets for 2011

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says Windows 7 tablets based on Intel's low-voltage Oak Trail processor platform should land in 2011.


What Is Apple Secretly Downloading FromYour iPhone at Night

Something weird is going on at night with your iPhone: Large quantities of data are being transferred without any authorization.

It's not just a few bytes. It's dozens of megabytes, and nobody knows what's happening, but it's a problem.


US military cyberwar Whats offlimits


jueves, 29 de julio de 2010

One Call To Action

"Decide an important action + encourage fans to do the action." There are three phases according to Vinson: Attract fans from social networks a.k.a. "outposts." Engage them with a "compelling fan experience." Sell through simple calls to action.

Have one concept per page���one call to action.


GameStop buys Flash game site Kongregate

San Francisco-based Flash game site Kongregate


Winners of CNET 100 Your top 10 iPhone apps

There's nothing like a friendly contest to stir the blood, and the


Why WikiLeaks Is The Pirate Bay of Political Intelligence

While WikiLeaks is relatively new to the public, it is actually a product of a long-established culture.

That culture has already had a banner-bearer; a quintessential exemplification of its values: The Pirate Bay. WikiLeaks is akin to The Pirate Bay, but for another purpose.


Tabs get tweaked in Firefox 4 beta 2

App Tabs let users pin frequen


miércoles, 28 de julio de 2010

Android Market Pros and Cons of Carrier Billing

Google announced changes to the Android developers agreement which suggest that wireless carriers will soon be able to manage billing for Android Market app purchases.


Privacy Suit Targets Net Giants Over Zombie Cookies

A wide swath of the nets top websites including MTV, ESPN, MySpace, Hulu, ABC, NBC and Scribd were sued in federal court on the grounds they violated federal computer intrusion law by secretly using storage in Adobes Flash player to recreate cookies deleted by users...


Intel develops first photonicsbased 50Gbps chip

Intel provided a peek at the future of processors today by revealing the first instance of a chip using complete photonics to send data.

Four lasers in the prototype convert light into data at about 50Gbps, or "many" times faster than wired connections. The rate, about 6.25GB per second, would be enough to send an entire 720p movie in one second.


What the iPhone jailbreaking ruling means

The Copyright Office says jailbreaking your iPhone no longer violates copyright law.

Here's what the ruling means to the average user.


Student Webcam Spy Scandal Broadens

When a student of Lower Merion School District was called into an administrators office.

Sophomore Blake Robbins was shown a picture of himself that officials suggested was him popping pills. The family claimed it was candy. An invasion of privacy lawsuit followed, and allegedly culled evidence that the district had snapped thousands of pictures..


martes, 27 de julio de 2010

Why Arent All Google Apps Made Equally Secure

Google is proudly letting everyone know in an Enterprise Blog post today that Apps��is the first set of cloud applications to be certified under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), a requirement needed in order for government ent


The Most Creative Games for iPad

No matter who you are, youve certainly had those moments where youve been waiting for something or on your way to somewhere and you just wanted something to do for 5 or 10 minutes to pass the time.You can jump into answering some emails, read the latest news on the web or, heaven forbid, play a game.


Branding on a Dime A Guide To 11 Crowdsourcing Websites

Flowtown is pleased to bring you our first big Internet-wide round up: 11 quality crowdsourcing websites that can help you brand your business and improve your products.

Crowdsourcing is a system in which a number of people independently work on an assignment from you and submit their best effort.


Apple Pushing iPhone 4 to 17 More Countries Friday

Hoping to put "antennagate" behind it, Apple is launching the iPhone in 17 more international markets on Friday, July 30 - including Australia and Canada.


EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SuperClocked 768MB in SLI review

Highly-overclocked GTX 460s put together and unleashed on our benchmarks.


lunes, 26 de julio de 2010

Best Designed iPhone Application Websites [Pics]

With the unique functions, iPhone has become popular since its first release in 2007.

While what makes us more surprised is the iPhone app store. It, for the first time, provides a stage for independent developers to show their wisdom and talent, and then pushes developers to set up numerous websites to promote their self-developed iPhone apps.


Free iPhone 4 Cases What Are Your Choices

Chances are if you have an iPhone 4, want an iPhone 4, or can spell iPhone 4, youve heard about AntennaGate.

The synopsis is this: Touching both sides of the external antenna that cleverly wraps the phone is claimed to diminish the signal, negatively impacting operation. Apple is trying to rectify this with free cases for all iPhone 4 owners.


Four Unlikely Industries Also Going 3D

Film isn't the only industry profiting from the 3D craze.

TVs, computers and even personal cameras have also been hit with the 3D craze, and most of that was expected, but here are a few unlikely industries that have also received the 3D treatment


the bug has kept me from earning my bonus please fix

...and please pay my million coins in facebooks farmville


Unprecedented Leak WikiLeaks Releases Afghan War Reports

WikiLeaks just published secret documents related to the United States' war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The documents detail deals, armed conflicts, strategies, politics, intelligence operations and some casualties from 2004 and 2010, painting the most complete publicly available picture of the Afghan War yet.


sábado, 24 de julio de 2010

Minimalist Versions Of Famous Album Covers

This Flickr user has created some amazing stripped-down versions of classic album covers.


India unveils 35 computer for students CNNcom

India has unveiled a $35 computer prototype as part of its program to provide connectivity to its students and teachers at affordable prices.


Top 12 Geeky Camera Designs

We have brought twelve of the most amazing camera designs for the geeky soul with a photography bug.


How To Be an Android Power User

Everything you need to know to master Google's smartphone OS


viernes, 23 de julio de 2010

Is ubiquitous encryption technology on the horizon

Will ubiquitous encryption of important network traffic ever happen? A group of researchers are talking up a technology they say could make end-to-end encryption of TCP traffic the default, not the exception.


Safari Flaw Exposes Personal User Details

Thanks to a new autofill option that is enabled by default, right at the moment a Safari user visits a malicious website, it can uncover their first name, last name, work place, city, state, and email address.

No typing required.


Android And Lego Come Together To Solve Puzzles

A Lego robot, with the help of a Motorola Droid, has solved a 7x7x7 Rubicks Cube - All in less than 40 minutes.


Flipboard Launches as the iPads Social Media Magazine

With backing from several heavy hitters and an acquisition, Flipboard has kicked off its quest to become the new and vibrant way your browse your social media streams.


jueves, 22 de julio de 2010

Portrait Projecting Wedding Ring

Designer Luke Jerram made this wedding ring for his marriage to Shelina Nanji.

In a darkened room, light from a candle or LED passes through the ring to project a series of portraits.


Bullet Bill Bass Guitar Mod PIC

This whole job, which involved manual efforts, cost the user about 40$, which I guess is damn cheap considering the outcome and took him about a week and a half to complete the project.


20 Awesome Workspaces with Multi Monitor Setups

Being a geek is cool.

Geeks with multi monitor workstations are awesome ! Here are some examples of what being a uber-geek really would look like.


Phone Scammers Pose as Microsoft Technicians Plant Malware

A group of scam artists based out of the former Indian capital have been calling random households, and posing as Microsoft technicians.

The callers claim that they've detected a major problem with their victims' PC and say that if the issue isn't remedied, the computer will be rendered unusable. If the user falls for it and installs the malware...


miércoles, 21 de julio de 2010

How To Spot 5 Common Defects in Your LCD

As the saying goes, what has been seen cannot be unseen.

It's a rule that applies to solar eclipses, Spiderman 3 and, perhaps most frighteningly, LCD monitor defects. So while you might be enamored with your fancy new flatscreen, there could be a score of problems lying in wait that you've yet to even notice.


Next Big Thing Watermelon Cooler Push Cart

Crazily enough, the device you're staring at above -- jaw solidly on the floor, we're sure -- is real.

As in, you can purchase one.


SMTP 2 Go Review

A reliable SMTP server that enables you to send emails from all over the world - ideal for travelers and business professionals.

The SMTP server operates from resorts, internet cafes, air-ports, home or the workplace.


Samsung Shows Unbreakable AMOLED Display [Video]

Samsung Mobile Display (SMD) is developing an AMOLED display that is crush-proof and can be bent while showing video without ill effects.

The prototype display is sized at 2.8 inches and has a resolution of 166ppi.


Reducing CT Scan Radiation With Video Game Processors

Radiation exposure from medical imaging equipment could be reduced by a factor of 10 or more by using video game processors.


martes, 20 de julio de 2010

How To Use CSS3 Media Queries To Create a Mobile Version

CSS3 continues to both excite and frustrate web designers and developers.

We are excited about the possibilities that CSS3 brings, and the problems it will solve, but also frustrated by the lack of support in Internet Explorer 8. This article will demonstrate a technique that uses part of CSS3 that is also unsupported by Internet Explorer 8.


First Look and Hands On With Windows Phone 7

First Look and Hands On With Windows Phone 7


7 best iPad apps for kids

As much as we try to persuade them that the iPad is a toy for adults, kids just don't seem to be getting the message, and unfortunately for us, the developers seem to be siding with the youth developing a slew of top-quality, child-friendly games.


AntiDeception Technologies

"From avatars and lasers to thermal cameras and fidget meters, this multimedia gallery takes a look at some of the latest technologies being developed by the government and private companies to thwart terrorists."


Create a 3D Hologram With Your iPad

Take off those 3-D glasses, they make you look dumb.


lunes, 19 de julio de 2010

10 Reasons Why Fanboys and Girls Jizz Over Apple Products

Apple fanboys and fangirls have an unconditional love affair with all things that spring from the loins of Steve Jobs.

But why the digital hard-on for Apple?


Web Design Inspiration 30 Navigation Menus

Sit back and let this 30+ Website Navigation Menus inspire you and let the ideas get you


Five gadgets that could have and should have done better

For every VHS, it seems there's also a Betamax -- a gadgets or standard that just didn't live up to the expectations of the mass market at the time.

Despite being loved by niche audiences, these folks just didn't have what it took to make it to the big time.


Are you sure this produces more income for your site

Are you sure this produces more income for your site?


Hexxeh Shows off Touch on a Chrome OS Tablet

A few days ago Hexxeh showed off his newest Chromium project, which is porting his Chrome OS Flow build over to a tablet.

Supposedly the device used is an O2 Joggler. Today, he's posted an early version that is working with touch.

I can't wait t


domingo, 18 de julio de 2010

Free iPhone 4 case doesnt fix the problem

... and does lower Apple's standards.


Motorolas Droid X Sells Out on Day One

While Apple has been busy playing damage control on the antenna issues with its iPhone 4, Motorola has been clearing some headway of its own with the launch of the Droid X, which sold out on it's first day on the market.


Court Withdraws Warrant in Gizmodo Stolen iPhone Fiasco

San Mateo Superior Court Judge Clifford Cretan has granted the district attorneys application to withdraw the warrant used to seize property from the home of Gizmodo editor Jason Chen.

All property seized as a result of the warrant, including Chens computers and cameras, have now been ordered to be returned.


Bits Google Buys Metaweb to Improve Search Results

Google has acquired Metadata, a start-up that makes connections between people, places and things on the Web.


sábado, 17 de julio de 2010

Apple Has Verizon Cell Sites on Its Campus

Apple has Verizon cell sites on its campus.

Time to start speculating about just what lovely devices they might be testing with those.

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Interview with Australian Designer Yiying LuTwitter artist

LTL PRINTS has launched an exclusive collection of Yiying Lu premium wall graphics, featuring artwork and giant character cut-outs from the acclaimed Australian artist + designer.

PLUS: an interview with Yiying!


Evolution of the Modern Japanese Toilets TEDxTokyo

Japanese Toilets are a marvel of technology combined with practical application.

Morinosuke Kawaguchi is a Technologist and Futurist who recently gave a talk at TEDxTokyo talking about the modern Japanese Toilets and how the cultural sensitivity has impacted its design and continues to influence its evolution


MSI Wind U135DX Dodgers Limited Edition

MSI has showed off another limited edition netbook called the Wind U135DX Dodgers.

Featuring the Dodgers emblem on the lid of the machine, the system sports a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 widescreen display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor


viernes, 16 de julio de 2010

Alvin Greenes ActionFigure Dream Comes True Sort Of

Alvin Greene, the surprise Democratic Senate nominee in South Carolina, thinks the country's economic woes can be solved with a line of Alvin Greene action figures. The minor league baseball Charleston RiverDogs are one step ahead of him, with plans to hand out "Mr.

Lady Liberty" Statue of Liberty figurines at Saturday's game ....


Hold Your Nose I Smell CapAndTrade

>...Senate leaders are working overtime on this contentious issue to try to cobble together a piece of legislation that will muster the votes.....>>


Administration Announces Regulations Requiring New Health In

The Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and the Treasury issued new regulations today, requiring new private health plans to cover evidence-based preventive services and eliminate cost sharing requirements for such services.


What David Lee Roth Can Teach You About Business

What David Lee Roth Can Teach You About Business


The Parade of Bleeding Stumps

>...This unsavory phrase originates in British government bureaucracy and darkly refers to the Civil Service's clever response to the threat of spending cuts....>>


jueves, 15 de julio de 2010

NAACP charge of tea party racism draws fire

Tea Partyers reacted by passing its own formal resolution, which reads in part: "We settle our disputes civilly and avoid the gutter tactic of attempting to silence opponents by inflammatory name-calling. . . .

The very term 'racist' has diminished meaning due to its overuse by political partisans including members of the NAACP."

Post a


Worlds Perception of US Has Changed Does It Matter

The world suddenly has warm, fuzzy feelings for the U.S.; so what's goodwill worth to us?


Drunk Russians drown escaping heatwave

Dozens of Russians, many of them drunk, are drowning daily as they head to water to escape a heatwave, an emergencies ministry official said on Wednesday.


CBS POLL 13 believe Presidents policies have helped them

Where did the optimism go?


BP may get tax refund because of oil disaster expenses

BP spokesman Steve Rinehart told Bloomberg News that BP will deduct the $3.5 billion already spent on cleanup efforts and any future expenses:

"Taxes are paid on profits.

If our profits are down due to increased expenses such as the cost of responding to this spill, then it follows that our tax bills will be lower as a result."


miércoles, 14 de julio de 2010

300 arrested in major anticrime sweep in Italy

Italian police launched one of their biggest operations ever against the powerful 'ndrangheta crime syndicate on Tuesday, arresting 300 people including top bosses and seizing millions worth of property in pre-dawn raids.


Hometown Welcomes Capture Of Barefoot Bandit

CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. -- Residents of the rural island where the ;Barefoot Bandit first learned to dodge police through thick ferns and cedar trees are lashing out at the teen's mother, saying it wouldn't be right for her to profit off a two-year crime spree that has finally landed him in a Bahamian jail.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010.


Sagging global growth requires Govt Stimulus

It looks as if the global economy is heading for a serious slowdown this year.

Emergency austerity programmes in some countries will put a drag on growth. Inventory adjustments will run their course. The effects of tax policies that steal demand from the future are wearing off.


American Presidents Length of Inaugural Addresses Graphic

This infographic depicts the length of American Presidential inaugural addresses.


Randy Parraz Change AZ Needs

The growth in the number of registered Latino voters, the influence of the Tea Party, and anti-incumbent fervor have combined to open the door for a particular kind of Democrat to win a U.S.

Senate seat in Arizona.


martes, 13 de julio de 2010

NASAfunded game aims to make science more appealing

Last week a curious, free release popped up on Steam: Moonbase Alpha, a NASA-funded game where up to six players can team up in order to save a near-future Lunar base crippled by a meteor strike.

The game is just the first release from NASA's Learning Technologies program, which aims to help raise interest in the space program through gaming.


Fears Aside Gun Rights Thrive Under Obama

Despite fears on the right that Obama would trample the Second Amendment and take peoples guns, his presidency has so far been marked by a string of pro-gun victories and a reinvigorated gun advocacy movement � the result of a Democratic leadership that has proven unwilling to take on powerful firearm interests.


Afghanistans Pashtuns fight for their way of life

Members of the largest ethnic group in the country are protesting that they have become the main victims of the war.

Unfortunately, if the situation goes on, 10 years later you will fight against maybe one million fundamentalists, people like the Taliban. Because it is clear that when you kill one innocent person among Pashtuns, 10 more Taliban


Happy Meals here to stay McDonalds

Those Hot Wheels and Polly Pocket dolls aren't going anywhere.

The Happy Meals toys are staying, according to a letter McDonald's brass delivered Wednesday to a health watchdog group that criticized the popular kids' meals and how they are marketed.


Jason Linkins Adam Dillon BP Contractor Who Once Blocked A

Down in the Gulf of Mexico, BP is said to be "pleased" with the effort thus far to recap the oil leak, an effort that they took up in earnest over the weekend.

But at least one former BP contractor, Adam Dillon, is less than pleased with his BP paymasters and has come forward to talk about his experiences to WDSU in New Orleans.


lunes, 12 de julio de 2010

White House Reviewing Gay Marriage Ruling

The White House was mum Friday about plans to appeal a Massachusetts gay marriage ruling, saying only that the administration is 'reviewing the decision'


Clarence Thomass Mentally Ill Nephew Tasered

Derek Thomas was admitted to West Jefferson Hospital in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Thursday, after a possible suicide attempt, reports ABC affiliate WGNO.


What do Chinas slowing imports mean

China's widening trade surplus in June will inevitably re-focus attention on the question of the overvalued yuan.

The renewed surplus looks particularly ill-timed, coming days after the U.S. Treasury agreed not to name China as a currency manipulator. But is Beijing really back to its old tricks of conjuring up $20 billion monthly trade surpluses?


One Job Forward Two Jobs Back The Weekly Standard

The Great Obamanomic Job Creation Machine rumbled into action again over the Fourth of July weekend, promising to spend as much as $2�billion to support creation of 1,585 permanent� jobs by two solar energy companies.

That comes to a potential cost of over $1.25 million per job.


domingo, 11 de julio de 2010

Package explodes at home owned by oil company executive

"Don't know where it came from -- postal service or whether it was dropped off.

I don't have that information yet," said HPD Lt. Colin Weatherly."The person went outside, basically opened the packaged; it detonated." The woman was transported to Northwest Memorial Hospital with facial injuries that are not life-threatening.


Plenty of clouds hover over recovery

Just before Independence Day, Congress left Washington without extending unemployment benefits.

Since that terrible decision, the country has been hit with a wave of bad economic news.


Facing extinction The responsible Republican

Warnings about right-wing extremism from Michael Gerson and ousted Bob Inglis are too little -- and much too late.


Capitol Weekly Poker players sink CA online poker bill

A CA measure to create an online poker monopoly has failed.

After watching various interests fight over how to extract the most money from poker players - including a provision to criminalize play on unlicensed sites - the Poker Players Alliance came out in opposition to the bill. Poker players support fair legislation, not punitive taxation.


GOP Reps Push Theory BP Oil Spill Was An Inside Job etc

At a town hall yesterday in Athens, Georgia, Rep.

Paul Broun (R-GA) said maybe� Obama is purposeful[ly]� giving a poor response to this oil spill� so he could promote his energy tax�. Despite the absurdity of Brouns comments, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) managed to concoct a far crazier conspiracy theory with radio host Alex Jones during an interview.


sábado, 10 de julio de 2010

87 yo Woman Dies After Being Tasered By Cops

An 87-year-old woman tasered by deputies Thursday afternoon after she reached for a handgun on the porch of her Boring home died an hour later at a hospital, the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said.


Top 10 Signs of a Troubled Economy andor the Apocalypse


Nobody is going on strike.


Five Dumbest Ideas The GOP Had On The Road Back To Relevance

Republicans are trying to reinvent themselves ahead of the 2010 election.

They haven't had much luck with that recently.


viernes, 9 de julio de 2010

Obama slams Sharron Angle in Nevada crowd calls her lunatic

Campaigning for Sen.

Harry Reid, Obama mocked the Republican candidate to an unusual degree for a president


Gulf Oil Spill Cleanup Teams Demand Proper Safety Equipment

In the harried cleanup that followed the attack on downtown New York on September 11th, managers of the process famously failed to equip workers with protective gear, damaging countless lives of those who came to the rescue.

Environmental advocacy groups and commercial watermen, who are more often joined in combat than alliance, have come together.


Rent vs Buy Tools Textooks Caskets

Sometimes, though a purchase would fulfill that overwhelming desire for new stuff and instant gratification, renting is the sound financial choice.

The following are a few items you can save hundreds on by renting or borrowing instead of buying outright, as well as circumstances that warrant shelling out for your own.


Silvio Berlusconis gag law sparks media strike in Italy

Embattled prime minister hopes to pass privacy bill but editors and judges say he wants to hide from scandal


Obama vs Arizona The President is fighting a reckless war

President Obama's Justice Department has decided to sue the State of Arizona over its new law targeting illegal aliens, when a majority of the public favors the legislation, leaving many to wonder if the increasingly detached White House has gone too far.


jueves, 8 de julio de 2010

Federal Government Sues Over Arizona Immigration Law

The Justice Department sued to challenge a law designed to combat illegal immigration, saying it would undermine federal pursuit of criminal immigrants.


US Russia planning Cold Warstyle prisoner swap

US officials Wednesday laid formal charges against 11 alleged members of a Kremlin spy ring, as Russia and the United States were said to be planning a dramatic Cold War-style prisoner swap.


How To Gain Young GOP Voters Demonize Twilight Fans

Is this the Twilight of young GOP voters? Periodically, conservative groups and activists decide to get worked up about what young people are reading and/or watching.

Jerry Falwell went after Tinky Winky the Teletubby. One religious right group went after Shrek.� Another targeted Shark Tale.� Neil Cavuto called Happy Feet� Political propaganda�


Why We Must Fight Beck and Palins Campaign of Stupidity

Many on the Left claim that we should ignore Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, they believe that speaking out against them is giving them free publicity and helping more than hurting them, I'm not one of those who agree with the silent treatment.

If we surrender the argument we also let people like Palin and Beck dictate the outcome.


miércoles, 7 de julio de 2010

Could Fed intervention in AZ law make things worse

Only the federal government can fix what's wrong with immigration � but not with a lawsuit.

What's needed is comprehensive immigration reform � a balanced, bipartisan bill supported by a broad national consensus.


Jon Stewart Goofs on Michael Steeles Afghanistan Gaffe

Following RNC chairman Michael Steele's controversial comments about the war in Afghanistan, Jon Stewart interviews Muppet Michael Steel.


Probe of US Spec Ops killings excluded key eyewitnesses

The failure to interview key eyewitnesses, along with the refusal to make public any of the investigation's findings, continued a pattern of behaviour by McChrystal's command of denying that the SOF unit had begun a cover-up of the killings immediately after the raid.


Shocker Tea Party GOP Beliefs Identical

From Gallup comes the latest bit of news suggesting the tea party isn't as revolutionary as its members like to think: When asked what they considered "extremely serious threats" to the country's future wellbeing, tea partiers cited the exact same things as run-of-the-mill Republicans.

Shocker, right?


martes, 6 de julio de 2010

We Hold These Truths to Be SelfEvident

The greatest threat today to world peace is radical Islamism and the platform of political Islam that feeds it.

Its time to stop playing defense and play offense against political Islam. It is time to advance further the long overdue war of ideas within the House of Islam for Muslims who believe in liberty and against those who believe in political


Baby in China Born with Second Face

Children born with facial deformities are always a sad tale.

One such example is Kangkang, a 14-month old born with a transverse facial cleft.


Oakland City Council Considers New Cannabis Rules

With an eye on curtailing small-time marijuana growers in the city, City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan and Larry Reid propose permitting four large, industrial-scale cultivators, who would then supply Oaklands six dispensaries (the ordinance would add two dispensaries to the currently permitted four) with the 6,000 pounds of cannabis....


Alleging blasphemy fanatics hack college lecturers hand

In a horrific instance of Talibanism, Muslim fanatics in Kerala on Sunday chopped off the right hand of a college lecturer, accusing him of setting a question paper with a derogatory reference to the Prophet.


Marine biologist claims US Coast Guard spraying Corexit

A marine biologist working with a group of environmentalists to save sea turtles claims the U.S.

Coast Guard is involved in spraying a toxic chemical dispersant over the Gulf of Mexico; and he says it's already traveled inland. -=W/ VIDEO=-


lunes, 5 de julio de 2010

Republicans spar over death of Tea Party movement


Jim DeMint (R-SC) disagreed Sunday with a notion put forward by a fellow South Carolina Republican senator that the Tea Party would eventually "die out."


Doctor Lockerbie bomber may live 10 more years

A doctor who said the man convicted of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 had only three months to live now says the Libyan could survive another 10 years, London's Sunday Times reported.


CNNs Sanchez on Mel Gibson Very Politically Involved

Does Sanchez automatically presume that someone who says nasty things about women and minorities must be very politically involved? Or does he assume that a Hollywood personality not routinely spouting liberal lunacies has to be a Republican?


Blockbuster to be delisted from the NYSE

Blockbuster continues its downward spiral as it has been suspended from trading and forced to delist from the NYSE effective next Wednesday.


domingo, 4 de julio de 2010

1000th Soldier Killed In Afghanistan Born On Fourth Of July

Marine Cpl.

Jacob C. Leicht of Kerrville, Texas, the 1,000th American soldier killed in Afghanistan, would have turned 25 this July 4. Jacob's father, Craig Leicht, told HuffPost last week that the family hadn't made major plans for Independence Day.


Obama on Byrd A Senate icon

President Obama lauded the late Sen.

Robert C. Byrd today for keeping faith with his family, his state of West Virginia and his beloved U.S. Constitution. "He was a Senate icon, he was a party leader, he was an elder statesman, and he was my friend," Obama told thousands who gathered for Byrd's funeral.


Obama Promotes Clean Energy Economy in Weekly Address


President Barack Obama says he is speeding up the U.S. transition to a clean energy economy. In his weekly address Saturday, President Obama said the move is part of efforts to make sure the jobs and industries of the future take root in the United States.


Kagan Confirmation Is Likely but Not GOP Support NYTimes

There is only one question left in the debate over the Supreme Court nomination of Elena Kagan after her capable performance this week: Confirmation is a shoo-in, but how many Republican votes will she get? How many GOP Senators will vote their conscience, and not the "party of no" doctrine?


sábado, 3 de julio de 2010

Judge Lets Mexico Have Voice in US Immigration Law

Mexico gets to have a say in one of the lawsuits challenging Arizona's immigration enforcement law.

A federal judge on Thursday granted Mexico's request to be allowed to file a legal brief supporting the challenge. That means the judge will consider the brief Mexico submitted previously. Mexico says it wants to defend its citizens' rights and....


Say What RNCs Steele Says US Shouldnt Be In Afghanistan

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele may be misremembering exactly how and when the Afghanistan war began -- he says the Afghanistan war is one of "Obama's choosing," and that we shouldn't be there at all.


Wisconsin politician argues Arizona not a border state

"If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding the borders, I would have to look twice at this.

But this is a state that is a ways removed from the border," West said.


June Job Losses at 125000 But Jobless Rate Falls to 95

The US economy lost 125,000 jobs in June, more than expected, as as thousands of temporary census jobs ended and private hiring grew less than expected.

But the unemployment rate unexpectedly fell to 9.5% from 9.7%.


The US Postal Service By The Numbers Infographic

The price of a First Class stamp is slated for a January 2011 hike, up one penny from 44 to 45 cents.

That's an 11-cent increase in the last decade, compared to just a 5-cent jump through the first three-quarters of the entire 20th century. The below infographic puts the state of federal mail delivery into historical context.


viernes, 2 de julio de 2010

Myths Of Austerity

Somehow it has become conventional wisdom that now is the time to slash spending, despite the fact that the worlds major economies remain deeply depressed.


Trailers for BP Victims Have Toxic Levels of Formaldehyde

Post-Katrina the same FEMA trailers were banned after they showed dangerously high levels of formaldehyde.

Somehow, they've returned.


Obama seeks middle ground on immigration reform

President Obama renewed his push for comprehensive immigration reform Thursday, calling for bipartisan cooperation on an issue that has repeatedly proven to be a major cause of deep social and political division.


Man loses eye in VUVUZELA fight

A Zimbabwean man has lost an eye following a fight with three teens over a vuvuzela.


Kagan finishes Supreme Court confirmation hearings

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan navigated the last day of her confirmation testimony Wednesday, charting a course between Republican attempts to characterize her as a results-oriented social liberal and Democratic attempts to prod her to criticize as politically motivated the court she seeks to...


jueves, 1 de julio de 2010

A Legalized Criminal Syndicate

Thomas Jefferson: The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.�


Cypriot police say Russian spying suspect vanished Yahoo

Cypriot police began searching late Wednesday for an alleged Russian spy wanted in the United States who vanished after being released on bail a day earlier in the Mediterranean island nation.


Jack Abramoff Pic Casino Jack Being Shown To Distributors

What a turn of events for the film, and Abramoff! The ex-lobbyist has been sprung and works for a kosher Baltimore pizzeria.

He might be up to his eyeballs in dough, but a lack of money due from Metropolitan has prompted the makers of Casino Jack to reclaim the film. They say Metropolitan has defaulted, and CAA is showing it to distributors again.


Thousands in welfare cash tapped at California strip clubs

California welfare recipients have been able to get taxpayer cash -- meant to feed and clothe needy families -- from ATM machines at strip clubs across the state, including some well-known gentlemen's cabarets in Los Angeles.

More than $12,000 from...


Kagan cruises to easy confirmation

It helps that Republicans secretly want her on the court.