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Created by dipity on Oct 7, 2008
Last updated: 12/19/10 at 06:15 AM
Rather than order educators to censor student Internet access, which had been proposed, a little-noticed provision of recently passed broadband legislation simply requires school districts receiving e-Rate discounts to do what they're trained to do: teach -- in this case teach students about online safety and cyber-bullying. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/tech_news/Congress_resists_call_to_censor_school_Net_access
Stephen Harper called this election to get a majority and didn't get it. The Liberals, under Stephane Dion, were running a campaign based on very strong environmental positions that didn't resonate. Was it the market meltdowns of the last two weeks that made people afraid to take a risk? Was it his poor communication skills in English?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Canadian_Election_Results_A_Conservative_Minority
Spanish club Barcelona are set to launch a bid with a Bolivian entrepreneur to become co-owners of a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/soccer/Barcelona_to_launch_MLS_franchise_bid
In what is perhaps the most shining example of obsession and geekiness I have ever seen, a fella by the name of Bradster has 36 World of WarCraft accounts that he plays on 11 computers simultaneously. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/pc_games/WoW_Whore_Has_36_Accounts_Raids_by_Himself
Let every vote count as often as we need to win. Such are the tactics of ACORN, Barack Obama's favorite "community organizers," and its Project Vote - of which, the Democratic presidential candidate has boasted, "I started working as the director . . . here in Chicago."Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/ACORN_voter_fruad_rampant_in_at_least_15_states
Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/States_Actions_to_Block_Voters_Appear_Illegal
Barack Obama’s tax plan delivers broad-based tax relief to middle families and cuts taxes for small businesses and companies that create jobs in America, while restoring fairness to our tax code and returning to fiscal responsibility. Read more at http://barackobama.com/taxesFull Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/BaracK_Obama_Responsible_Tax_Cuts_for_Ordinary_Americans
The Verdict: True.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/CNN_Fact_Checks_Obama_s_Keating_Economics_Video
I wonder how much influence Jim Cramer has on the markets. The host of CNBC's "Mad Money" went on the Today show Monday and told investors to get out.
"Whatever money you may need for the next 5 years, please take it out of the stock market right now, this week," he said. "I do not believe that you should risk those assets in the stock market"Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Jim_Cramer_throws_in_the_towel
“It’s a dangerous road, but we have no choice,” a top McCain strategist told the Daily News. “If we keep talking about the economic crisis, we’re going to lose.”Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Top_McCain_Aide_If_We_Talk_About_The_Economy_We_ll_Lose
AKRON, Ohio -- A 90-year-old homeowner who was about to be foreclosed on shot herself when Summit County sheriff's deputies attempted to serve her with a foreclosure eviction, according to Summit County Sheriff's Department officials...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/Woman_90_Shoots_Self_During_Foreclosure_Eviction
what if, instead of an expensive and perilous ship that only a few could find passage on, we built a bridge to the stars that anyone could cross. Imagine that, instead of having to strap yourself to thousands of tons of rocket fuel, getting into orbit was a simple as boarding a train, albeit a train that goes straight up for over 100,00km.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/space/Scientists_Design_Giant_Elevator_to_the_Stars
To those still making illusions about what the New World Order is all about, what is really happening and what is planned to happen in your country (wherever you live) and in the world, here is the shape of things to come (if and while YOU keep on sleeping):Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/The_New_World_Order_for_Dummies
Jed Lewison - McCain Urges Bush To Spend $1 Trillion On Bailout -- Without Congressional Approval
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_urges_Bush_to_ignore_Congress
Includes a BREAKING STATEMENT from Sen. John McCain. -- Businesses and students are ALREADY feeling the effects of the economic crisis. [w/ examples]Full Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/Best_of_the_Bailout_Bill_Story
John McCain does not have the ability to fix this economic crisis. Let's make sure everyone knows McCain can't get us out of the mess he got us into in the first place.
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_Can_t_Fix_the_Economic_Crisis_He_Helped_Cause
His flip-flopping on taking part in the debate makes him appears somehow erratic. He was supposed to suspend his campaign, go back to Washington and save the day...well it didn't work out. A large proportion of GOP's Congressmen are not listening to either him or Bush. His choice of Palin has become an albatross around his neck. Is it over?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Analysis_McCain_hits_political_dead_end
Spooked investors fled the market today after the House rejected the $700 billion financial plan to rescue the financial market. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down about 778 points, at 10,365. That was nearly a 7 percent drop. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Dow_Drops_778_Points_as_Congress_Defeats_Bailout_Bill
Congress has balked at the Bush administration's proposed $700 billion bailout of Wall Street. Under this plan, the Treasury would have bought the "troubled assets" of financial institutions in an attempt to avoid economic meltdown. This bailout was a terrible Here's why.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Economist_Why_Bankruptcy_is_Better_than_Wall_Street_Bailout
Democrats in their own words Covering up the Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Scam that caused our Economic Crisis. At a 2004 hearing see Democrat after Democrat cover up their own misdeeds & categorize the hearing as a "political lynching" where "nothing is wrong".Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Shocking_Video_Unearthed_Dems_Own_Words_SUBPRIME_MESS
Ancient lava flows are guiding a better understanding of what generates and controls the Earth's magnetic field – and what may drive it to occasionally reverse direction.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/Earth_s_north_magnetic_pole_is_shifting_and_weakening
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain will participate in Friday night's debate against Democrat Barack Obama. McCain flip-flopped on his decision not to debate. Polls released this morning showed that 60% of Americans are in favor of the debate taking place. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_will_attend_Friday_debate_with_Obama_2
It took President Bush until Wednesday night to address the American people about the nation’s financial crisis, and pretty much all he had to offer was fear itself.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Economic_Crisis_Absence_of_Leadership
The late-night comedian was none too pleased that McCain decided to bail on an appearance on the “Late Show” tonight so he could rush back to Washington to deal with the economic crisis –- particularly since he stopped and gave an interview to CBS News anchor Katie Couric along the way.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/television/Letterman_chides_McCain_for_suspending_his_campaign
"He (McCain) selected someone who is so supremely unqualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency and he has turned the selection process into a high school popularity contest and an 'American Idol' competition," Burns said. He said that McCain made a "cynical" pick in what he said was the most important decision.....Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Ken_Burns_says_Sarah_Palin_is_supremely_unqualified
For the first time since 1932 a presidential election is taking place in the midst of a genuine financial crisis. The reaction of the candidates was revealing.
More revealing, though, was to whom both candidates turned on that panic-ridden morning of Sept. 15, and how the messages evolved before and after that day...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Obama_Not_McCain_Shows_Steady_Hand_in_Crisis
John McCain on 60 Minutes, 9/21/08.
Scott Pelley: In 1999, you were one of the senators who helped pass deregulation of Wall Street. Do you regret that now?
John McCain: No, I think the deregulation was probably helpful to the growth of our economy. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_No_Regrets_on_Deregulation_Helpful_to_Economy
Ron Paul gives some great straight talk on what the bailouts mean for us.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Ron_Paul_Addresses_Financial_Crisis
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/comedy/I_Accidentally
Today the planning is behind closed doors, soon the media and politicians will be declaring the need to merge with Mexico and Canada to solve all our problems, and the danger exists that a real or created crisis could be used to force the scheme into effect without even a vote in Congress. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/STOP_The_North_American_Union_4
McCain today: "Two years ago, I warned that the oversight of Fannie and Freddie was terrible." How does this claim of foresight square with this interview that McCain gave discussing the subprime mortgage crisis, in December 2007? It doesn't. "So, I’d like to tell you that I did anticipate it, but I have to give you straight talk, I did not.”Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/ABC_McCain_lying_when_says_he_warned_of_economic_crisis
Former supporter of Barry Goldwater and editor of the National Review makes the case for why Obama better represents the genuine values of conservativism than John McCain does.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Former_conservative_writer_and_editor_shifts_to_Obama
Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/New_Obama_Ad_The_Fundamentals_of_Our_Economy_Are_Strong
If he wants it to... The Obama Campaign should immediately release an ad that asks why McCain has been wasting his time talking about nonsense when we have real problems in our lives. If they do, they can successfully reframe the debate on the issues.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/The_Banking_Collapse_Will_Propel_Obama_to_Victory
In a statement released by his campaign, McCain called for greater "transparency and accountability" on Wall Street. If McCain wants to hold someone accountable for the failure in transparency and accountability that led to the current calamity, he should turn to his good friend and adviser, Phil Gramm.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_Blasts_Wall_Street_Failure_But_His_Adviser_Caused_It
Ron Paul, so, who you voting for now? OPEN YOUR EYES, we are not enemies, now we will all suffer together.
We were all caught up in the glitz and glam of this current elections, we didn't see the real facts infront of us because we have been fighting with each other!
p.s: He agrees that marijuana is only illegal because it can't be taxed. ...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Someone_predicted_this_economic_collapse_A_year_ago_who
Merrill Lynch agreed to be acquired by Bank of America for $29 a share, or $43.5 billion, after being pressured into a deal by federal regulators.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Merrill_Lynch_is_no_more
Rather than solving the problems, the government’s bailouts merely confirm my worst fears, and increase the chances for a hyper-inflationary outcome. By nationalizing Freddie and Fannie, the government has merely delayed the crisis. The borrowed time will cost us dearly, as the day of reckoning will now likely involve much steeper losses. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Hyperinflation_Here_We_Come_Last_Gasp_of_a_Doomed_Currency
Facts are stubborn things. Check the permanent record and it's all there. So, how many "diggers" are going to try to report the FACTS as "inaccurate" this time?Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_Voted_Against_Biden_Law_Requiring_Free_Rape_Exams
NOTHING in recent memory has driven home the divide between our self-appointed aristocracy and "commoners" as sharply as the intelligentsia's rush to mock Gov. Sarah Palin's religious faith. While the attacks and insults are backfiring on the mortified elites, the double standard applied to "Sarah America" is a disgrace that can't be excused...Full Digg post: http://digg.com/political_opinion/Why_our_elites_fear_faith_2
The candidate says she's a tough fiscal reformer. But Alaska leads the nation in leeching off WashingtonFull Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Sarah_Palin_s_Alaskonomics
The government informed the two mortgage-finance companies that it is preparing a plan to seize them and place them in a conservatorship, officials and executives said.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/business_finance/Government_Plans_Seizure_of_Fannie_and_Freddie
Only 36 of the 2,380 delegates seated on the convention floor are black, the lowest number since the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies began tracking diversity at political conventions 40 years ago. Each night, the overwhelmingly white audience watches a series of white politicians step to the lectern.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/In_a_More_Diverse_America_the_GOP_Convention_Mostly_White
On her radio show today, conservative talker Laura Ingraham asked Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) what he believed should be done to address the struggling U.S. economy. Ingraham listed several economic indicators that have declined in recent years to make her point. McCain dismissed the premise of Ingraham’s question.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/McCain_The_Fundamentals_Of_The_Economy_Are_Strong_2
Add yours below. Don't hesitate to be smart. Full Digg post: http://digg.com/general_sciences/10_Interesting_Things_You_Didn_t_Know_About_Oil
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq
The Emperor can now take all your stuff if you speak out against the illegal war that he deserves to go to prison for.
Check out his new executive order.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/world_news/the_emperor_will_sieze_everything_if_you_are_against_his_war
GOP Loves Less Government Except, of course, when they need federal billions to bail out their cowboy, unregulated, corrupt economic policiesFull Digg post: http://digg.com/politics/U_S_Government_Enabling_Corporate_Socialism
Some places have everything any family could want - economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a sense of community. See the top 10 Great American Towns - including homes for sale and million-dollar homes.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/travel_places/100_Best_Places_to_Live_from_Money_Magazine
FOX must stop injecting racism, prejudice, and fear into our political dialogue. We intend to hold FOX, its advertisers, and its personalities accountable for FOX's attempts to smear the Obamas.Full Digg post: http://digg.com/2008_us_elections/Sorry_FOX_we_won_t_let_you_trash_Michelle_Obama_2
Denmark has had them for what seems like ages, now Delaware gets its chance to shine (or twirl around as the case may be)Full Digg post: http://digg.com/environment/The_U_S_s_First_Offshore_Wind_Farm_FINALLY