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  • Motorola patent uses neck tattoo as microphone

    11/10/2013 6:16:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 34 replies
    PC Pro ^ | 11/8/2013 | Tom Brewster
    A Motorola Mobility patent application has proposed using an "electronic skin tattoo" as a smartphone microphone and wireless transceiver.The temporary tattoo would also include a "power supply configured to receive energising signals from a personal area network", according to the filing with the US Patent and Trademark Office. It would be applied to "a throat region of a body" - otherwise known as the neck.The user would still need to use either headphones or the built-in receiver to listen to the incoming audio.But Motorola thinks the technology would be ideal for noisy environments, such as large stadiums and busy streets,...
  • Liverpool Defender Andre Wisdom Forced to Leave £100,000 Porsche in Mud-Filled Ditch

    11/10/2013 6:11:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Express ^ | Tom Rawle
    LIVERPOOL defender Andre Wisdom was forced to leave his £100,000 Porsche in a muddy trough after his satellite navigation system took him through poorly kept country roads.The England Under-21 captain was sent through quiet forest roads on Friday night by his car's Sat Nav which left him walking three miles to a main road after his car ended up getting stuck in the mud. Wisdom, currently on-loan at Derby County, was on his way up to Derby for Saturday's home game with Sheffield Wednesday when the incident occurred. A Derby County spokesman said: "Andre visited a local shop on the...
  • PolitiFact Once Again Shows It Judges Conservatives Far More Harshly Than Liberals

    11/10/2013 6:08:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    For years NewsBusters has reported on how the so-called "fact-checking" website PolitiFact is far harsher with its analysis of conservatives than it is with liberals. Back to back postings this week at the organization's new PunditFact once again boldly demonstrate this. On Thursday, PF analyzed a comment by MSNBC's Ed Schultz:  On his election day show, Schultz said Christie is far more conservative than the moderate image that swirls around him. Case in point? The governor’s education policy. "All of a sudden, he is the self-anointed expert on education in America, and he has all the answers," Schultz said. "Cut...
  • Soccer Fans, Police Clash In Cairo Before Game

    11/10/2013 6:06:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    AP) ^ | November 10, 2013 5:10 PM
    Fans, many with no tickets, tried to push their way into the stadium. A police car was damaged and traffic was briefly disrupted outside Arab Contractors Stadium. About 4,000 police officers using armored vehicles were stationed around the stadium. There were no reports of injuries and the game appeared to go off without problems inside the stadium. Al Ahly extended its record to eight continental titles by beating South Africa’s Orlando Pirates 2-0 in the second leg of the final for a 3-1 total-goals victory. Adly Mansour, Egypt’s interim president, and Hazem el-Beblawi, the interim prime minister, congratulated the team...
  • Madeleine McCann Abduction Suspect Was 'Immigrant Who Received Presidential Pardon'

    11/10/2013 6:01:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Express ^ | Dion Dassanayake
    THE man suspected of kidnapping Madeleine McCann was an immigrant who received a Presidential pardon after a theft conviction, local media have reported. The suspect was reportedly indicted in 1996 and would have been deported to his home country of Cape Verde if not for the intervention of then leader Jorge Sampaio. Portuguese daily Correio da Manha said it was custom around Christmas in the nineties for the President to choose a number of citizens to give pardons to. The paper claims the unnamed suspect moved to Lagos, a fifteen minute drive from the McCann holiday home, where he tried...
  • China's 3rd Plenum: what the "smart money" thinks

    11/10/2013 5:57:23 PM PST · by TexGrill · 4 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/10/2013 | Bill Fischer
    For most of the thirty-five or so years that I’ve been in the China-watching business, the easiest question of all to answer has always been: “Tell us what will happen next?” Easy because the best answer has consistently been: “Pick a point sufficiently high on the chart, ten years out, and China will reach that.” It might not have followed a straight path in actuality, but at the end of the ten years, the extrapolation – which was always somewhere between 8-10% — was pretty nearly always essentially right. True, some years, 1989, for example, were more challenging than others,...
  • Website email hyperlink trouble - help please ! ( Vanity )

    11/10/2013 5:52:13 PM PST · by sushiman · 12 replies
    11/10/13 | sushiman
    New computer with Windows 7 and latest IE version . When I click on a email contact hyperlink on websites I am not able to access automatically via Windows Live Mail which my old HP with the same 7 and IE has no problem with . A message pops up in Japanese , something about the mail client ( I ) hasn't correctly installed something or other etcetc...Anyway , I'm pretty sure it's just a matter of correcting some settings in either Live Mail or IE . Anybody have any idea what's up ?
  • Germany: Art studio bans nude sketches "out of respect for Muslims"

    11/10/2013 5:50:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Berliner Zeitung via Islam versus Europe Blogspot via Jihad Watch ^ | Posted by Robert on November 10, 2013 | Stefan Strauss of Berliner Zeitung
    Nude studies have been part of Western art from time immemorial, and have no intrinsic or inherent connection with lewdness or pornography. But the example of Michelangelo and everyone else goes out the window when it comes to appeasing Muslims. The principle is absolute: in Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform their behavior to Islamic sensibilities. In non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims must conform their behavior to Islamic sensibilities."Berlin: Artist not allowed to show nude sketches 'out of respect for Muslims,'" by Cheradenine Zakalwe for Islam Versus Europe, November 10 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):In the invitation to the private art show...
  • Obama Voters Shocked by Obamacare Cancellations, Skyrocketing Rates

    11/10/2013 5:49:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 82 replies
    Big Government ^ | 11/10/2013 | WYNTON HALL
    With millions of Americans receiving Obamacare-induced health insurance cancellation letters, several of President Barack Obama’s supporters are experiencing sticker shock and expressing regret.“I was really shocked,” said Colorado Obamacare supporter Cathy Wagner upon receiving her cancellation notice. “All of my hopes were sort of dashed. Oh my gosh, President Obama, this is not what we hoped for, it’s not what we were told.” Wagner says the same coverage will now cost her and her husband 35% more and that they will have a higher deductible. “Our premium for next year is going up to over $1,000 a month for two...
  • National Motto "In God We Trust" Too Religious to Hang in School (Watauga Co, NC)

    11/10/2013 5:47:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies ^ | November 10, 2013 | Sarah Jean Seman
    A North Carolina school refused to hang posters depicting an American Flag and the national motto “In God We Trust” because their legal counsel feared the signs would be seen as promoting religion. The American Legion offered the free posters to the Watauga County School District, but found the 130 framed images unwanted. As reported by Fox News: “We got an email from the school saying thank you but on advice of their legal counsel they could not accept the posters because of separation of church and state,” American Legion member Rick Cornejo told me in a telephone interview....
  • China extends graft investigations to shipping industry

    11/10/2013 5:47:03 PM PST · by TexGrill · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/08/2013 | Lee Yi-mou
    (Reuters) - China's investigations aimed at rooting out corruption have now extended to the shipping industry, with China COSCO Holdings (1919.HK)(601919.SS) saying that one of its top executives is the subject of government inquiries. COSCO, China's largest bulk shipping company, announced on Friday that its vice president, Xu Minjie, had resigned - a day after it said he was "under investigation by the relevant authorities", phrasing used in China to describe corruption investigations. The company's brief statement to the Shanghai stock exchange on Friday said that there were no disagreements between Xu and the board but gave no further details....
  • Female clerk shot during robbery, returns fire killing the suspect (VIDEO)

    11/10/2013 5:46:02 PM PST · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 11/8/2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    An attempted robbery at a Stop and Go gas station resulted in an exchange of gunfire, leaving the female clerk in the hospital and the would-be robber dead Saturday night in Toledo, Ohio. Christopher Shockley, 28, entered the store armed with a gun just after 9 o’clock with the intention of robbing the place. Although exact details of how the events transpired haven’t been made public, police did confirm with Northwest Ohio News that Shockley fired first, striking the store clerk, 29-year-old December Long, in the abdomen. However, Long then pulled out a gun of her own from behind the...
  • December 1,2013.The Day&Week Liberals Will Running For Cover?,Biggest "Oops" Of The Year?

    11/10/2013 5:43:55 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 8 replies
    For the last 40 days, we have all heard liberal commentators and Queen Stoobelius assuring 250 Million Americans that the Exchanges "Will Be Up And Running" by November 30/December 1. As far as anyone knows,there still is no light at the end of the tunnel. For what we are all hearing in regards to estimates/readiness, it may not be ready till Christmas/2014? Would any of you like to predict the new&laughable excuses we will be hearing during the first week of December? Let's hear them.
  • Your Feelings About Guns

    11/10/2013 5:38:41 PM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Slowfacts.wordpress ^ | 11/7/2013 | Rob Morse
    Some people feel guns are bad and they feel better if they hate gun owners. I beg you to keep things in perspective if you hate guns. Most gun haters claim guns are an accident waiting to happen. I guess so, but walking down the street is an accident waiting to happen also. Let me show it to you. Drunk drivers are a far bigger risk than guns.
  • VA sued for harassing Christian chaplains

    11/10/2013 5:37:30 PM PST · by lowbridge · 12 replies ^ | november 9, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    Two military chaplains are suing Eric Shinseki, secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, or VA, for allegedly being harassed and drummed out of a training and placement program because of their Christian faith. Chaplains Major Steven Firtko, U.S. Army (Retired) and Lieutenant Commander Dan Klender, U.S. Navy, claim they were mocked, scolded and threatened for their faith while enrolled in the San Diego VA-DOD Clinical Pastoral Education Center program, which trains and distributes chaplains to military and VA medical centers in the San Diego area. According to their lawsuit, Firtko and Klender allege the Center’s supervisor, Ms. Nancy...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz pleads on behalf of imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini

    11/10/2013 5:33:36 PM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 10, 2013
    On Sunday, November 10, Anugrah Kumar of The Christian Post reported that Sen. Ted Cruz continues in his efforts to help U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini, who is serving an eight year prison sentence in Iran for allegedly undermining national security. Abedini was arrested in 2012 because several years ago he helped start about 100 small Christian churches in Iran before he moved to the U.S. and became a pastor at a church in Boise, Id. Abedini is an American citizen now, but authorities in Iran seized his passports and sentenced him to house arrest anyway before moving him to Evin...
  • Blame game as insurers dump doctors (Another Obama lie. No you can't keep your doctor.)

    11/10/2013 5:30:35 PM PST · by tobyhill · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/9/2013 | By Carl Campanile
    Let the blame game begin over ObamaCare’s oversights. The nation’s largest health insurer, UnitedHealthcare, claims the Affordable Care Act is responsible for forcing it to boot doctors from its Medicare Advantage program that serves thousands of elderly patients in the New York metro region. CEO Jack Larsen, under fire for separating seniors from their MDs, took out full-page ads to explain that cuts in Medicare spending forced the ­insurer’s hand. “We are working to collaborate with a more focused network of physicians to help us provide higher quality and more affordable health care coverage to meet the needs of our...
  • 38th Anniversary Of The Sinking Of The Edmund Fitzgerald

    11/10/2013 5:29:09 PM PST · by LukeL · 53 replies
    Fox 17 West Michigan ^ | 11/10/2013 | Chris Poturalski
    LAKE SUPERIOR- November 10th marks the day that the S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald sank on Lake Superior in 1975 with 29 souls on board.
  • 1 dead in wildcat attack at Oregon animal sanctuary

    11/10/2013 5:24:15 PM PST · by BBell · 35 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | November 10, 2013
    PORTLAND, Ore. -- Authorities say an employee at an Oregon animal sanctuary has been attacked and killed by a wildcat. Sgt. Robert Wurpes of the Clackamas County Sheriff's office says the attack was reported Saturday night at WildCat Haven in the suburban Portland community of Sherwood.
  • Analysis of Hillary Clinton by Dick Morris

    11/10/2013 5:22:54 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 31 replies ^ | May 25, 2007 | Dick Morris
    AN ANALYSIS WORTH READING: by Dick Morris, former political advisor to President Bill Clinton If you happen to see the Bill Clinton five minute TV ad for Hillary in which he introduces the commercial by saying ... he wants to share some things we may not know about Hillary's background . . beware as I was there for most of their presidency and know them better than just about anyone, I offer a few corrections; Bill says: "In law school Hillary worked on legal services for the poor." The facts are: Hillary's main extra-curricular activity in law school was helping...