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By claiming that Democrat Barack Obama is "palling around with terrorists" and doesn't see the U.S. like other Americans, vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin targeted key goals for a faltering campaign. And though she may have scored a political hit each time, her attack was unsubstantiated and carried a racially tinged subtext that John...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Analysis_Palin_s_words_may_backfire_on_McCain_Yahoo_News
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"McCain then looked around the room and gestured as if to welcome questions. The AP reporter shouted a question at Gov. Palin (“Governor, what have you learned from your meetings?”) but McCain aide Brooke Buchanan intervened and shepherded everybody out of the room. Palin looked surprised, leaned over to McCain and asked him a question..." cont. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Palin_gets_question_looks_to_McCain_demurs
A recently released study has claims that the current ‘Intellectual Property’ situation in the world is not working well. Driven by a fear of losing out, and bolstered by an attitude that profit is the aim of IP, progress is hampered. Not only by the entertainment industry, also in biotechnology where medicines are sometimes restricted or withheld,Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Study_Says_Intellectual_Property_System_Should_Die
Thought-provoking piece by a former CNN Sr writer/producer. Author doesn't support Palin at all--but she IDs for herself what she felt was her own double standard she applied to Palin on the "kids"-parenting issue. Interesting personal take.I don't agree with all of it. But smart, personal--quick--& authentic.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/A_Liberal_Feminist_s_Apology_To_Sarah_Cant_Do_It_All_Palin
Researchers have uncovered evidence that teachers are routinely under-estimating the abilities of some black pupils, suggesting that assumptions about behavioural problems are overshadowing their academic talents.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/people/Institutional_Racism_Found_In_Schools
In a surprise power development that could have implications for electronics, cars and even the military, researchers at MIT have created the world's first batteries constructed at the nano-scale by microscopic viruses.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/MIT_Has_Already_Built_Mega_Efficient_Nano_Batteries
Can you recall the last time you had to deal with a negative or difficult person? Or the last time someone said something with the intention of hurting you? What can you do to get through these situations?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/health/How_to_Deal_with_Difficult_People_5
Summary: "Many in the media are challenging Jerome Corsi's The Obama Nation, noting its numerous falsehoods and its author's track record. Their reaction stands in stark contrast to coverage of Corsi's 2004 book, Unfit for Command. The media were sharply criticized for taking too long to challenge that book's numerous smears and falsehoods."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Media_denounce_Corsi_s_anti_Obama_book
The US women's Olympic Team won with the help of a no-hit performance.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/olympics/Olympic_No_Hitter
If you're at all interested in sampling, or if you're curious about this fascinating and controversial musical genre, these 18 albums, around 200 tracks and extra bonus links should provide plenty of inspiration!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/music/240_Free_Albums_Tracks_and_Links_for_Music_Mashup_Lovers
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The Translators Association of the Society of Authors celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion they have compiled a list of 50 outstanding translations of the last half centuryFull Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/50_outstanding_literary_translations_from_the_last_50_years
Wall Street was in an uproar on Tuesday as stocks churned, oil plummeted, and policy makers issued a darker outlook on the economy. Meanwhile, the dollar fell to a new low against the euro, GM said it would slash jobs and suspend its dividend, and a report showed that consumer spending slowed in June more than economists had anticipated. Fuck.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/U_S_Dollar_Falls_to_Record_Low_Against_Euro
...Local police say her client, Kenneth Nowack, offered her a $100 Speedway gas card and about 25 gallons of gas. Anthony Schaffner, Angela Eversole's boyfriend is denying the charge, claiming that Angela Eversole is definitely not a prostitute, according to...
...believe Angela Eversole traded sex for a 100.00 gas card and other gifts, according to an article by USA Today. Police say Angela Eversole met a man for a romp at a Fort Wright, Kentucky, motel room last Friday night and was arrested on prostitution charges...
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed the Louisiana Science Education Act into law, singling out evolution, origins of life, and global warming for criticism. Let 1,000 Dover trials bloom!Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Louisiana_passes_first_antievolution_academic_freedom_law
"Mark your calendar, wrap a ribbon around your finger or write a little sticky yellow note. Download Day will start on June 17, 2008."
As received in my Inbox.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Don_t_forget_to_be_part_of_Firefox_s_Download_Day
In his own words. While Putin was still president of Russia, John McCain, running on his foreign policy and military credentials shows off his knowledge on a press conference.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_thinks_Putin_was_the_President_of_Germany
We’re excited to launch the new Comments system – we’ve listened to your requests and feedback and have incorporated many of your suggestions.
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Instead of Open XML, BECTA ( British Educational Communications and Technology Agency) wants the EU to compel Microsoft to support open standards, such as the Open Document Format.
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Brits_Want_Microsoft_Office_2007_Expelled_From_Classrooms
Time magazine's fifth annual list of the world's most influential people: leaders, thinkers, heroes, artists, scientists and more. What is interesting: The descriptions of each person on the list was written by other famous people and not just the writers at Time. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/arts_culture/Time_com_100_of_the_World_s_Most_Influential_People
...YORK (AP) - Angela Bassett will don the white coat for the final season of "ER." In this Feb. 14, 2008 file photo, Angela Bassett poses in the press room at the 39th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles. Bassett will don the white coat for the final season of...
International Business Times
I have absolutely no Full Digg post: http://digg.com/educational/Excuse_Me_Do_You_Know_Who_I_Am_Video
By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hip hop mogul 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its record labels were sued on Wednesday for promoting a ''gangsta lifestyle'' by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper assaulted him. The...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/50_Cent_Universal_sued_for_pushing_gangsta_life
With straight A's and a strong recommendation from a Columbia professor, Akash Maharaj had no trouble transferring to Yale. He managed to get through a full year at the university before anyone realized that his application was a fraud. Students had already gone home for the summer when Yale quietly revoked Maharaj's admission last springFull Digg post: http://digg.com/people/Student_Faked_His_Way_into_Yale_University_Gets_Arrested
Last week, an important Clinton adviser told Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen (also of Politico) that Clinton had no more than a 10 percent chance of getting the nomination. Now, she’s probably down to a 5 percent chance.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Clinton_Chances_Very_Very_Dim
Chair Entertainment has announced a partnership with Orson Scott Card to start working on a game. They have purchased the rights to use the Ender’s Game series of books to create a gaming series based on the writings of Orson Scott Card.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/gaming_news/Ender_s_Game_Now_A_Reality
The US heading towards becoming the US/EU? Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/US_to_join_Europe
It boils down to, without raising your voice, asserting control over the conversation from the beginning and then never relinquishing that power. By the time you read the true success story at the end, you'll swear the author has Jedi mind-control over customer service reps... Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/HOWTO_Mind_Control_Customer_Service_Reps
Not everyone can have cool powers, like the ability to manipulate time or steal powers. Someone has to be Maya and Alejandro Herrera.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/television/The_10_Worst_Powers_to_Have_on_Heroes
Neo-liberal establishment wannabe e-rag Wonkette and its sycophantic bloggers have dismissed the 2007 Tea Party fundraising event, which set a new campaign record by hauling in a record $6.6 million dollars for Ron Pauls presidential run, as an "abject failure".Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Neo_Libs_Label_Ron_Paul_Money_Bomb_Abject_Failure
Taken inside a huge glass case in the Auschwitz Museum. This represents one day's collection at the peak of the gassings, about twenty five thousand pairsFull Digg post: http://digg.com/travel_places/One_Day_of_Shoes_from_Auschwitz_2
Midway has come forth with an official announcement regarding the highly anticipated Unreal Tournament III, confirming the release date hinted at by Epic's Mark Rein last week.The PS3 version of the game will be shipping to North American retailers in limited quantities on Monday, December 10th, and will be on store shelves the following day.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/playstation/Unreal_Tournament_3_officially_dated
President George W Bush will meet the Dalai Lama at the White House next week just before lawmakers award the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader a high-profile medal, the White House said Thursday. China has condemned Washington's planned red-carpet treatment for the 72-year-old Buddhist leader, whom China accuses of fomenting independence for Tibet.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Dalai_Lama_to_meet_Bush_at_White_House
In Response to George Stephanopoulos' question about the candidates' belief in prayer, Kucinich explained: "I've been up here for the last 45 minutes praying to God that you were gonna call on me."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/ABC_Poll_Who_won_Sunday_s_Dem_Debate_The_Results_May_Surprise_You
This pretty much clears everything up.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/movies/JK_Rowling_answers_a_ton_of_Harry_Potter_questions
Korey Rowe one of the producers of the popular 9/11 documentary film Loose Change is undoubtedly a political prisoner after being selectively arrested for allegedly deserting the U.S. Army. This is a clear attempt by the military industrial complex to disrupt the release of the final cut edition of Loose Change.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Korey_Rowe_s_Arrest_Makes_Him_A_Political_Prisoner
The best version of the theme song of the best comedy on television.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/music/The_Office_Theme_Song_on_the_Piano
Myth of America's Rags-to-Riches Presidents. Almost All Grew Up Wealthy; That Doesn't Mean They Couldn't Serve the Less Fortunate.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Can_Only_Rich_People_Be_President
After the French parliament historic move to Linux, also the Italian Chamber of Deputies has approved a plan for migrating all its computers to the Free Operating System both for ethical and economical motivations.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/linux_unix/The_Italian_Parliament_Moves_to_Linux
My birthday wish for America and Americans is that you remember: in the real America, there is no choice between "freedom and safety," between prosperity and massive inequality, between generosity and fiscal prudence; and there is no such thing as "managed free speech."
Please be the America the world once loved again.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Dear_America_Please_Be_American_Again
This suggests that when three Republican presidential candidates at a May debate stated they did not believe in evolution, they were generally in sync with the bulk of the rank-and-file Republicans whose nomination they are seeking to obtain.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Majority_of_Republicans_Doubt_Theory_of_Evolution
An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory. I suppose you can also get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Debunking-11-Mechanics-Defenders-Conspiracy/dp/156656686X (you'll have to copy and paste the URL). PopMech was debunked a long, long time ago. Perhaps, 9/11 was in fact an inside job. GVMTHSBFLWNDR. ~Azzan~Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Popular_Mechanics_couldn_t_debunk_Debunking_9_11_Debunking
‘Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are domestic terrorists lighting fires and picking everyone’s pocket on the way out of town. Jackson should be down at Duke apologizing to those lacrosse players – he owes them an apology for stirring up that mess. Black America is tired of Jackson.’Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/MSNBC_Jason_Whitlock_call_major_black_leaders_terrorists_on_Imus_case_VID
The top 5 ways "Lost" went all wrong, how it could be fixed, and why it won't be.
Fellow disillusioned "Lost" fans should with it and get all riled up again. Those "Lost" fans remaining will probably just get annoyed that some of us understand the difference between exposition and character development.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/television/Why_Lost_is_Lost
Jan Ruff O'Herne refused to submit to the Japanese soldiers who raped her more than 60 years ago. She huddled together and prayed with the other captive "comfort women" -- a euphemism for the up to 200,000 women who historians say were forced to have sex with millions of Japanese soldiers during the war.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/WWII_Sex_Slaves_Testify_Against_Japan
...Kinsey, who plays 'Angela' on The Office is doing a video diary for People.com. I wish I could say that it was awesome but it's really not. It's just a lot of pointing the camera at people and they say, "Hi!" We get to see a few trailers and the set, which...
Representatives from 57 countries on Tuesday signed a long-negotiated treaty prohibiting governments from holding people in secret detention. The United States declined to endorse the document, saying its text did not meet U.S. expectations.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/U_S_Declines_to_Join_Accord_on_Secret_Detentions
RU Sirius tells more of the story of Keith Henson's problems with Scientologists.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Scientology_Fugitive_update