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  • Forrester Report says 'power users' have Macs at office

    11/02/2011 4:19:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Puget Sound Business Journal ^ | Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011, 11:19am PDT | by Cromwell Schubarth, Multimedia/Research Editor
    Forrester Research last week recommended corporate IT departments let workers use Macs on their networks because these employees are more likely to be power users, the ones working longer hours, being more productive and making more money. The folks at Forrester Research    reversed themselves last week with the recommendation that corporate IT departments need to make it easier for workers to use Mac computers and devices. The tech research firm had long told the same IT departments not to bother accommodating devices from Apple Inc.    Why the change of mind? Forrester says it is because the most productive...
  • Bill Maher Calls for People to 'Put Drugs in Halloween Candy'

    For decades, parents have worried about dangerous substances being put into what their children receive while Trick or Treating. On Friday evening, HBO's Bill Maher actually called for people to "put drugs in the Halloween candy"
  • Vice President Joe Biden Rallies for Jobs Bill on Capitol Hill (“This is an emergency”)

    10/20/2011 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/19/11
    Vice President Joe Biden Rallies for Jobs Bill on Capitol HillOct 19, 2011 6:15pm Vice President Joe Biden and a group of Senate Democrats rallied on Capitol Hill today with firefighters, teachers, nurses and police officers for passage of the $35 billion piece of the jobs bill that is on the Senate floor this week. “This is an emergency,” Biden told the crowd. “I say to the American people: Watch your senator. Watch him or her choose. Are you going to put 400,000 school teachers back in classrooms? Are you going to put 18,000 cops back in the street and...
  • Senate Democrats will hold vote Friday on $35 billion jobs bill (national debt nears $15 TRILLION)

    10/19/2011 4:02:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/11 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Democrats will hold vote Friday on $35 billion jobs billBy Alexander Bolton - 10/19/11 03:07 PM ET Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he will schedule a vote to proceed to a $35 billion jobs bill on Friday. "We're going to make sure there's a vote on our bill this week," Reid said. The $35 billion measure would direct federal funds to states to prevent layoffs of teachers, police officers and firefighters. Democrats estimate the legislation will save or create 400,000 jobs. Most of the funding, $30 billion, would go to teachers. First responders would get $5 billion....
  • AWKWARD: Lady Gaga Dresses Like Marilyn Monroe, Sings 'Bad Romance' To Bill (And Hillary!) Clinton

    10/17/2011 10:27:34 AM PDT · by I still care · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oct 17,2011 | Glynnis MacNicol
    SNL must be kicking themselves for not coming up with this first. Lady Gaga (channeling Marilyn Monroe's famous showstopper for President JFK) performed this weekend at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a concert celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Clinton Foundation as well as a delayed celebration of Bill Clinton's 65th birthday. Gaga serenaded Bill and Hillary with her own version of "Bad Romance" switching in "Bill Romance" for some of the lyrics. It's uncomfortable to watch Hillary laugh along.
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare

    10/12/2011 11:02:17 AM PDT · by julieee · 11 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare Washington, DC -- The Obama administration released a Statement of Administration Policy today threatening to veto a bill the House plans to vote on tomorrow that ensures no federal taxpayer funding for abortions under Obamacare. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/12/obama-threatens-to-veto-bill-for-no-abortion-in-obamacare/
  • Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare

    10/12/2011 11:02:07 AM PDT · by julieee · 2 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | October 12, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Threatens to Veto Bill For No Abortion $ in Obamacare Washington, DC -- The Obama administration released a Statement of Administration Policy today threatening to veto a bill the House plans to vote on tomorrow that ensures no federal taxpayer funding for abortions under Obamacare. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/10/12/obama-threatens-to-veto-bill-for-no-abortion-in-obamacare/
  • Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votes (Axelrod tries to help Republicans)

    10/11/2011 5:42:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/11/11 | Sam Youngman
    Obama campaign memo warns Congress on jobs bill votesBy Sam Youngman - 10/11/11 12:01 AM ET President Obama's top campaign adviser said in a memo Monday -- the eve of the Senate vote on Obama's jobs bill -- that Congress will continue to suffer politically if the bill is defeated. David Axelrod said in a campaign memo that a majority of Americans believe another recession is coming or already here, and voters will punish Congress for failing to stop it. "So as members of Congress take up the American Jobs Act this week they need to understand that their failure...
  • Senate Democrats Propose 5% Surtax on Millionaires (Rewrite Obama Jobs Bill)

    10/05/2011 1:18:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10-5-11 | Corey Boles
    WASHINGTON—Senate Democrats proposed a 5% surtax on people earning more than $1 million a year to pay for the $447 billion cost of President Barack Obama's job-creation bill, in a move designed to shore up their party's support for the measure. The proposal would replace the range of tax deductions for wealthy people, oil companies and other businesses that the president had proposed to end to offset the cost of the job-creation initiatives in his plan. WSJ Deputy Managing Editor Alan Murray and Evan Newmark discuss the politics of the proposed 5% surtax on millionaires put forth by Senate democrats....
  • House passes bill forcing analysis, delay of pending EPA rules (“will kill 25,000 Americans")

    09/24/2011 3:19:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/11 | Ben Geman and Pete Kasperowicz
    House passes bill forcing analysis, delay of pending EPA rulesBy Ben Geman and Pete Kasperowicz - 09/23/11 01:38 PM ET The House on Friday approved legislation that would set up an interagency committee charged with assessing the impact of Environmental Protection Agency rules on U.S. economic competitiveness, and also delay two EPA rules until several years that analysis is complete. Democrats railed against the bill throughout debate on Thursday and Friday, saying it represents the latest attempt by Republicans to advance an anti-environment agenda. But Republicans said the bill would not block any rule indefinitely, and that some economic assessment...
  • Bill Clinton: Netanyahu Killed the peace process

    09/22/2011 3:13:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Foreignpolicy.com ^ | 9/22/11 | Josh Rogin
    Who's to blame for the continued failure of the Middle East peace process? Former President Bill Clinton said today that it is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- whose government moved the goalposts upon taking power, and whose rise represents a key reason there has been no Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. Clinton, in a roundtable with bloggers today on the sidelines of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, gave an extensive recounting of the deterioration in the Middle East peace process since he pressed both parties to agree to a final settlement at Camp David in 2000.
  • Mr. President, you've just been punk'd

    09/21/2011 3:16:21 PM PDT · by tysonbam · 3 replies
    The Battalion ^ | 09/21/11 | Taylor Wolken
    In his umpteenth pivot towards jobs, President Barack Obama spoke out on Sept. 8, forcefully telling Congress they should "pass this bill," referring to the American Jobs Act. Little did the president know that the "American Jobs Act" would soon be a Republican bill filed by Texas Congressman and Aggie, Louie Gohmert. This move was the political equivalent of Ashton Kutcher frolicking up to the president to say, "You've just been punk'd. Americans first heard of the president's new jobs plan shortly before his vacation in Martha's Vineyard. The president urged Congress 17 times to "pass this bill" in one...
  • What You’re Not Hearing About the New Jobs Bill: It Overrides State’s Rights

    09/20/2011 2:33:56 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 18 replies
    All information © 2011 TheBlaze LLC ^ | Posted on September 20, 2011 at 12:01pm | Becket Adams
    Under the bill’s authority, states are not immune from federal prosecution if they “violate” the act. In the event this bill passes, it will override a state’s sovereign authority as defined and protected under the 11th amendment.... Any state that receives Federal assistance under the direction of bill automatically forfeits its sovereign immunity....
  • New Porkulus Bill to rear its ugly head in West Virginia?

    09/17/2011 11:23:51 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail reported last week that the state of West Virginia stands to receive more than a half billion in federal dollars as part of President Obama's new stimulus package [i.e. Job creation bill]. $162 million is earmaked for teachers, police officers and firefighters. However, the Daily Mail noted the following: Some of the money that is supposed to go to teachers is meant to prevent layoffs. But West Virginia doesn't have any plans to lay off teachers. "I'm not sure; would they just send us the money instead?" said state budget director Mike McKown. Likewise, the West...
  • Unions spent $6.3 million to Lobby Against Walker Bill (WI)

    09/17/2011 9:43:27 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    JS Online ^ | September 15, 2011 | Scott Bauer
    Madison - The top four spenders on lobbying the Legislature during the first half of 2011 were labor unions fighting against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to curb collective bargaining, a report released Thursday showed. The four unions spent $6.3 million in the first six months of the year, the Government Accountability Board reported. Walker introduced his plan in February and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed it in March. The unions helped organize rallies at the Capitol in protest over the bill that grew as large as 100,000 people. The debate, which captured the nation's attention, also spurred Democratic senators to leave...
  • Some Democrats Are Balking at Obama’s Jobs Bill

    09/14/2011 7:13:07 PM PDT · by Frankusa · 33 replies · 1+ views
    President Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide. “I think the American people are very skeptical of big pieces of legislation,” Senator Bob Casey, a Democrat from Pennsylvania, said in an interview Wednesday, joining a growing chorus of Democrats who prefer an à la carte version of the bill despite White...
  • Obama uses variation of phrase ‘pass this bill’ 17 times in speech

    09/08/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/11 | Alex Pappas
    President Barack Obama asked lawmakers to “pass this bill” — or made some variation of the phrase — 17 times in his jobs speech before a joint session of Congress on Thursday night. Obama unveiled his $447 billion jobs package, the American Jobs Act, during the speech.
  • How the Obamacare Bill Passed(Government Debits Your Account)

    08/20/2011 3:45:10 AM PDT · by Son House · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | August 18, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Rita in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here. Hello. CALLER: "Hi, Rush. It's an honor and a privilege to speak with you. I have been a longtime listener, and I'm really disturbed by this whole administration. My question to you today is, referring back to the health care bill: On pages 58 and 59 of the health care bill it specifically states that the government will have access to our monies -- and that includes, I do believe, our IRA accounts, our 401(k)s, our savings, our checkings. This is in the health...
  • Bill O'Reilly: Why America Is Losing Power(The debt deal)

    08/04/2011 1:39:57 PM PDT · by Son House · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | August 03, 2011 | Bill O'Reilly
    Let me restate that: There is no confidence in American leadership on the economy. Here are some of the reasons: Last December, the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued its report calling for deep spending cuts and entitlement reform. President Obama thanked the commission, headed by Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, and then ignored most of their recommendations. A few months later, Mr. Obama proposed his budget for 2012. It was defeated in the Senate 97 to nothing. So let's review. The president sets up a financial commission and then ignores it. The president puts forth his budget...
  • ISP Data-Retention Bill Rankles Privacy Advocates (H.R. 1984... No, I mean, 1981)

    08/04/2011 12:59:21 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 1 replies
    PC World ^ | 7/30/11 | Christina DesMarais
    A proposed law designed to fight child pornography has rankled privacy advocates because it would require Internet service providers to keep 12-month logs of customers' names, credit card information, and other identifying information that are tied to temporarily assigned network addresses. Opponents say the law wouldn't markedly help lock up child pornographers and pedophiles, but rather would treat all Americans as criminals so that if law enforcement feels it has a need to find out who visited a website or posted a particular bit of content online, it can. The Electronic Frontier Foundation notes that the same data could become...