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  • The GOP base is changing, and Trump’s the only one who gets it

    08/31/2015 4:17:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 16 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | August 31, 2015 | Ben Bullard
    A small handful of prominent pundits — and one politician — are beginning to grasp that the GOP establishment’s concept of its present-day party “base” is inaccurate, insulting and — most importantly — hopelessly disconnected from the emerging political reality. (please see link for full article. I have quoted below, so please see the complete link) http://personalliberty.com/the-gop-base-is-changing-and-trumps-the-only-one-who-gets-it/
  • Apple’s Ad Blockers Rile Publishers

    08/30/2015 10:17:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 20 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 30, 2015 6:47 p.m. ET | By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI and JACK MARSHALL
    New iOS lets users halt ads on mobile devices, posing a challenge to publishers and Google Apple Inc.’s move to make it easier to block ads on iPhones and iPads is troubling publishers and heightening tensions with its Silicon Valley neighbors. The next version of Apple’s mobile-operating system, due out as early as next month, will let users install apps that prevent ads from appearing in its Safari browser. Putting such “ad blockers” within reach of hundreds of millions of iPhone and iPad users threatens to disrupt the $70 billion annual mobile-marketing business, where many publishers and tech firms hope...
  • Donald Trump success story | Documentary | [Biography of famous people in english] ( 59m video )

    08/30/2015 7:17:19 PM PDT · by sushiman · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 6/2/15 | Biography Channel
    Worth a watch .
  • Top US presidential candidate Trump uncomfortable about ‘made in China’ (so am I!)

    A video circulating on facebook shows top U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, back in 2012, in a ‘gotcha’ moment about his feelings towards products made in China. Read more: http://www.cctv-america.com/2015/08/30/top-us-presidential-candidate-trump-uncomfortable-about-made-in-china#ixzz3kLR4CQ7d Watch us live anywhere at http://www.cctvamericalive.com Follow us: @cctv_america on Twitter | CCTVAmerica on Facebook
  • First Restaurant for Dogs in Southeast Mexico Opens in Merida

    08/30/2015 1:41:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    “PEEK FOOD”, the first restaurant for dogs in the Yucatán Peninsula opened its doors on July the 4th, 2015. It is a new gastronomical concept that offers an experience for diners that want to spend time together with their beloved pets, have a meal themselves and feed their dogs with well balanced and healthy food options. The Restaurant was born from the idea of brother and sister Rashid Ariel and Citlali Georgina Alcocer Cortazar, who have a strong relationship with dogs since they were kids. Rashid decided to become a professional dog trainer. Rashid and Citlali noticed that “Pet Friendly”...
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park Trails Coming to Google Maps

    08/30/2015 10:20:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 08/28/15 | Samantha Clark
    Hikers in Big Basin Redwoods State Park are sharing the trails this week with volunteers wearing 40 pounds of Google mapping equipment on their backs. With 15 cameras fitted on a metal sphere reaching above their heads, a team from Sempervirens Fund, a nonprofit land-preservation group based in Los Altos, is traversing the park while capturing 360-degree panoramas stitched together. And in a few months, you will be able to explore Big Basin from the comfort of your own browser on Google Map’s Street View feature. The high-tech imagery is part of an effort by Sempervirens Fund to draw more...
  • Ok it is time to say a word about Bobby Jindal (seems pretty darned solid)

    08/30/2015 8:04:42 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 30, 2015
    I was just watching a portion of "This Week with George S", which was guest hosted today. She had Bobby Jindal on, and lobbed several tough questions at him. He hit them right out of the park. She stayed focused on being critical of Hillary, and refused to be critical of Donald Trump. He just refused to be goaded into an anti-Trump position, but was strongly for America and I was very, very impressed. Strongly for controlling immigration. Very well done, Mr. Jindal. Good job. Gotta pay more attention to Jindal.
  • The US Economy: Things are good and slowly getting better

    08/30/2015 6:53:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Myles Udland
    The US economy continues to grow at a modest, steady rate. And this is great news. Over the last year and a half, the economic story in the US has been the same: a disappointing start to the year followed by a rebound that overall indicates the economy is growing a bit more than 2% per year. This week, we saw extreme volatility in the US stock market.And while these wild price swings made headlines, the most important news of the week came Thursday morning, when we learned that the US economy grew 3.7% in the second quarter, better than...
  • Today's Most: Would You Drink Doritos-Flavored Soda?

    08/30/2015 2:42:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Today's Most...interesting beverage currently being tested: The company that owns Mountain Dew confirms it's testing a flavor that tastes like Doritos. PepsiCo confirmed to the NY Daily News that it's testing "Dewitos" on college campuses around the country. Speculation started when someone posted a picture online with the caption, "they were giving samples of this, it actually tastes like Doritos." The soda is orange-colored. Pepsi wouldn't say if the company's thinking about actually selling Dewitos. But a company representative told the News, "we are always testing out new flavors of Mountain Dew, and giving our fans a voice in helping...
  • Sciatica

    08/29/2015 7:18:38 PM PDT · by Maine Mariner · 144 replies
    Some medical advice from Freepers is sorely needed. About two weeks ago I twisted my lower back and the result sciatica. I have been taking 3 200mg of Advil and 2 300 mg Tylenol every six hours plus alternating between an ice pack (wrapped in a towel) and a hot water bottle. I have also been doing some exercises several times a day as recommended by my physical therapist. So here it is Saturday evening and I am in a lot of pain. What is so discouraging was today at about 2 pm for a couple of hours, I was...
  • Tariff of 1789

    08/29/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by dennisw · 93 replies
    wikipedia. ^ | wikipedia.
    Tariff of 1789 From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Tariff Act of 1789, was the first major Act passed in the United States under its present Constitution of 1789 and had two purposes as stated in Section I of the Act which reads as follows; "Whereas it is necessary for that support of government, for the discharge of the debts of the United States, and the encouragement and protection of manufactures, that duties be laid on goods, wares and merchandise:"[1] The Federal legislature, acting under the recently ratified US Constitution, authorized the collection of tariff and tonnage duties to meet...
  • Question

    08/29/2015 12:05:41 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 45 replies
    August 29, 2015 | MosesKnows
    Question I am pondering the pros and cons of competition.
  • Gift Cards for the Homeless: A Better Idea Than Throwing Them in Jail?

    08/29/2015 12:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Fri, Aug 28, 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    San Francisco has had it with the homeless. First came the Chronicle’s obsessive summer of op-eds and thinly reported screeds; then came Mayor Lee’s announcement threat that the homeless must leave before the Super Bowl PR machine rolls into town; and yesterday Supervisor Scott Wiener put a semantic twist on the whole fracas, arguing it’s not the homeless we’re vilifying but unsavory “street behavior." The public outcry has no real center but, like a dragnet, implicates everything from mental illness and substance abuse, to access to public restrooms and street encampments. There’s a cacophony of complaints (and rallying cries) but...
  • I'm a Woman and I Used Ashley Madison: An Alabama Wife's Story

    08/29/2015 11:37:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Lisa – not her real name – said she met her first husband when she was a 21-year-old college student. She thought he was funny and driven and when he proposed, she believed she was making a "mature decision by marrying for the right reasons." Those good feelings didn't last long. "By our second anniversary, I was 23 years old and we had completely stopped having sex. My husband was deeply depressed and no matter how hard I tried to fix him, he wasn't getting better, and he wasn't showing any signs of desire or intimacy. Even though I knew...
  • The return of national fences

    08/29/2015 10:31:12 AM PDT · by SpeakerToAnimals · 6 replies
    Thetrumpet.com ^ | 8-28-15 | Brad Macdonald
    Fences are making a major comeback in America, Europe, Asia and the rest of the globe. Some, like Donald Trump’s proposed fence along the United States-Mexico border, are literal. Others, like China’s currency manipulation, are figurative. But they all serve a common purpose: preserving national interests and deterring domestic threats. These fences evidence a major global trend: the rise of nationalism. They manifest a growing shift away from globalization, and toward self-interest. Nations are focusing more on protecting their own economies, their own manufacturing industries, their own people and their own cultures—because of uncertain and unstable global socioeconomic conditions. The...
  • Sarah Palin defends Donald Trump, open to being his running mate

    08/29/2015 10:05:08 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 64 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Bonnie K. Goodman
    Former Alaska Governor and 2008 GOP Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin is again defending Republican 2016 frontrunner Donald Trump. Palin was promoting her guest hosting of "On Point with Sarah Palin" airing on the One to One America News Network on the entertainment news show "Extra" on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 where she spoke with Renee Bargh about all the Trump bashing. Palin also talked about Vice Presidential choices and attacked Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton over her continued political scandals and President Barack Obama's failed policies. Palin and Trump have long become friends and their political love affair seems a...
  • China’s economic judders bring questions – and opportunity

    08/29/2015 8:37:02 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | August 29, 2015 | Marion Dakers,
    There is a stark contrast between the PBOC and the US Federal Reserve’s approach to managing markets. The Fed tends to treat investors like the recently burgled: reassurance at every stage, no loud noises during the night. American central bankers have been signalling for two years that the crisis-era programme of vacuuming up bonds from the market, known as quantitative easing, would be wound up as the economy improved. ... China’s abrupt interventions have therefore come as a surprise to investors who have only recently gained direct access to the country’s A-share market. By Friday night, after five days of...
  • How This New Government Ruling Destroys the Franchise Business Model

    08/29/2015 8:04:06 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 52 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 08/28/2015 | James Sherk
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just issued a ruling likely to destroy the franchise business model. To understand how far-reaching this could be, it should be noted that almost 9 million Americans work at over 780,000 franchised businesses. From Jiffy Lube to Terminex to Wendy’s, franchises enable many Americans to run their own small businesses without having to design and market everything from scratch. Franchising is a particularly important opportunity for minority entrepreneurs. Franchises are almost 50 percent more likely to be minority-owned than non-franchised businesses. If this ruling stands, minority Americans won’t get that chance. The recent ruling...
  • Warren Buffett just disclosed his newest $4.5 billion investment pick

    08/29/2015 7:42:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2015 | Julia La Roche
    On Friday evening, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway, disclosed that he had purchased a massive stake in oil refinery Phillips 66 (PSX). Buffett now owns 57,975,456 shares, or a 10% stake, in the Texas-based energy company, according to a securities filing posted shortly after 8 p.m. ET. As of Friday's share price close at $77.23, Buffett's stake is valued at more than $4.47 billion. Buffett had been aggressively buying shares of Phillips 66 since Wednesday of this week. Earlier this month, Buffett had indicated in his 13-F filing that he was building a new position.
  • Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren't getting the largesse. They're getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there's no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means smaller winnings can be paid out, but not the larger lottery wins. Susan Rick, who lives in Oglesby, Illinois, planned home fix-ups and a visit to her daughter after her boyfriend won $250,000 last month. But they were told to wait. Rick tells the Chicago Tribune that if the situation were reversed, the state would "come take it,...
  • Marin County Mansion Sells for Record-Breaking $47.5 Million

    08/28/2015 9:33:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28 | Tamara Palmer
    It's a booming week for Marin County real estate, thanks to the sale of one prominent piece of property. Belvedere's historic estate Locksley Hall sold on Wednesday for $47.5 million. That's $22 million over than any previous home sold in Marin County and $12 million more than the highest home sale in San Francisco, according to Curbed SF. The listing described Locksley Hall, built in 1904, as a three-level home with approximately 9,235 square feet of living space. It has four bedrooms, six full bathrooms, three powder rooms and a one bedroom, one bathroom apartment. San Jose Mercury News reported...
  • Sausalito Marin City School District Becomes Nation's First Organic, GMO Free District

    08/28/2015 8:17:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/28/15 | Tamara Palmer
    One Marin County school district hopes to set a national example when it comes to healthy eating. Sausalito Marin City School District started serving only organic and GMO-free meals to students this week, becoming the first school district in the nation to do so. It's an extension of what is considered to be a successful pilot program begun in 2013 at Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in Marin City. The other school in the district, Willow Creek Academy in Sausalito, has now joined Bayside MLK Jr. Academy in installing a permanent program. “The results speak for themselves,” Steve Van Zant, superintendent...
  • Trump way up in GOP race, but Hillary struggles for lead in Dem field

    08/28/2015 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | posted at 12:01 pm on August 28, 2015 | by Ed Morrissey
    Hot Air and Townhall Media Group commissioned their first-ever scientific poll this month, partnering with Survey Monkey on the 2016 primary races. The online survey of 1,783 random registered voters across the United States took place among a potential audience of 45 million in the Survey Monkey response database, rather than just among readers of Hot Air and Townhall Media Group sites. In the Republican presidential primary, Donald Trump has a large lead among Republicans, independents, and combined, whether likely voter controls are applied or not. Yet a majority of these voters believe that Trump does not have the temperament...
  • Hendricks v Starkist Tuna Class Action

    08/28/2015 3:35:22 PM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 18 replies
    Top Class Actions ^ | today | not me
    I found this the other day by accident. I've never seen a class action lawsuit such as this . Starkist wants to avoid litigation so this is what they are offering to you. They don't require a receipt but you sign off under penalty of perjury..
  • Nine Stunning Admissions from Planned Parenthood’s “Nothing to See Here” Letter to Congress

    08/28/2015 3:19:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    redstate.com/ ^ | August 28th, 2015 | Matthew Clark (Diary)
    Planned Parenthood is on the ropes, reeling from months of being exposed for its sickeningly evil practice of selling the bodies of murdered babies for parts. In an attempt to deflect attention from its atrocities, it has sent the several congressional committees that have opened up federal investigations into Planned Parenthood’s practices a “nothing to see here” letter. Yet, even in its multiple deceptions and distortions, Planned Parenthood makes a number of stunning admissions about its abortion and baby harvesting practices. First, Planned Parenthood admits that “abortion” is a “core” service, meaning it is one that “every affiliate is required...
  • The Central Bankers’ Malodorous War On Savers

    08/28/2015 8:23:19 AM PDT · by PGR88 · 10 replies
    David Stockman's Contra Corner ^ | August 28, 2015 | David Stockman
    To wit, artificial suppression of free market interest rates by the central bank is designed to cause households to borrow more money than they otherwise would in order to spend more than they earn, pure and simple. Its nothing more than a modernized version of the original, crude Keynesian pump-priming theory—–except it dispenses with the inconvenience of getting politicians to approve spending increases and tax cuts in favor of the writ of a small posse of unelected monetary mandarins who run the FOMC and peg money market interest rates at will. But the whole enterprise is a crock. The consumer...
  • Audio suggests Jorge Ramos 'hunted' Donald Trump to stage Iowa confrontation

    08/28/2015 4:40:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 28, 2015 12:01 AM MST
    On Thursday, former GOP congressional candidate Jorge Bonilla suggested in both English and Spanish that Univision's Jorge Ramos pre-planned and staged his confrontation with Donald Trump for "maximum impact and ratings." The same day, we obtained a piece of audio that would seem to vindicate Bonilla's concern. The audio is part of a Spanish-language program based in Colombia, and in it, an individual appearing to sound like Ramos is heard talking about "hunting" Trump for some time before confronting him in Iowa. Full article here: http://www.examiner.com/article/audio-suggests-jorge-ramos-hunted-donald-trump-to-stage-iowa-confrontation
  • Vanity. "Ask Donald Trump"

    08/27/2015 5:47:31 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 23 replies
    Me | 08/27/2015 | Zeneta
    Dear "The Donald", I love what you have brought to this election and I wish you well. There is however a few questions that I'd like you to address in your business mind, from your gut. Yes, no, or we need to look deeper into that, are all acceptable answers. I'd like to get a deeper understanding of who I may be supporting in this upcoming election. Best regards.
  • WATCH: Trump Is Teaming Up With Another 2016 Candidate To Fight Obama In A BOLD Way (Ted Cruz)

    08/27/2015 5:38:21 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | August 27, 2015 at 4:58pm | Randy DeSoto
    They are doing "something very big" within the next two weeks in Washington. -- This could be interesting.
  • Donald Trump: “It’s my hair. I swear” (Yup today we found out that Donald Trump has real hair)

    08/27/2015 4:52:45 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 31 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/27/15 | Chris Matthews
    Donald Trump has woman touch his hair to verify that it is real during a campaign stop in South Carolina…this as he tops the polls in the largest lead of his campaign. -- Hey it beats, the real news today. :D
  • Here’s the first thing President Trump will need to do.

    08/27/2015 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Mier · 9 replies
    http://www.michaelsavage.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Michael Savage
    Dr. Savage explained to his audience that issues such as illegal immigration and the weakening of America’s military were nothing new and not unique to Obama’s administration. He added that the last thing America needed was another Clinton in the White House and offered a suggestion for “President Trump.” “The emasculation of America’s military didn’t begin with Obama,” Savage told his listeners. It started with George W. Bush. The leftist machine has long been embedded in the Defense Department. But through Obama has done more damage to our military than al-Qaida has done. His military evisceration plan has seen hundreds...
  • Believing Failed Industry Analysis

    08/27/2015 12:36:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    TechNightOwl ^ | August 27th, 2015 | Gene Steinberg
    If you can believe what some industry analysts have been saying, Apple should now be playing third fiddle in the smartphone wars. Android and Windows Phone would be ahead of iOS. Apple would, I suppose, be destined to fall back into niche status. Have you looked at the Windows Phone and BlackBerry market shares lately? Have you noticed how Microsoft is quickly unraveling the failed Nokia handset division purchase? Have you noticed how thousands of brand new Microsoft employees are being consigned to the unemployment lines? So do you believe those predictions? There’s one more. IDC, part of IDG, which...
  • Apple announces Sept. 9 event for 'iPhone 6s,' updated Apple TV at massive new venue

    08/27/2015 11:57:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 60 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | Thursday, August 27, 2015 | By Neil Hughes
    Apple on Thursday sent out invitations to members of the media, making official its anticipated Sept. 9 event at San Francisco's Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. It's expected to showcase not only a next-generation "iPhone 6s" handset, but also a new Siri-enabled Apple TV set-top box. via CNBC. This year's event comes with the tagline "Hey Siri, give us a hint," likely alluding to the voice input expected to be a part of this year's revamped Apple TV. The new set-top box is also widely anticipated to feature a redesigned controller with touchpad, as well as a dedicated App Store for...
  • The top ten most unexpected words added to the online Oxford dictionary

    08/27/2015 4:07:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 8/27/15 | Lucy Clarke-Billings
    The online Oxford dictionary has added 1,000 new words to its database. The latest additions have been announced, highlighting the things British people have been talking about in the summer of 2015, such as inconsiderate commuters, solidified waste and unacceptable service charges. Here are ten of the most unexpected words on the list: manspreading (noun): the practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seat awesomesauce (adjective): extremely good; excellent bants (noun): playfully teasing or mocking remarks...
  • Second-Quarter Growth Rate Revised Up to 3.7%

    08/27/2015 6:30:16 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Fox/Reuters ^ | August 27, 2015
    The GDP report, which was released in the wake of a global stock market sell-off, should offer assurance to both investors and cautious Fed officials that the United States was in good shape to weather the growing strains in the world economy. Concerns over slowing economic growth in China sent global equity markets into a tailspin last week, raising doubts that the U.S. central bank would raise its short-term interest rate next month. On Wednesday, New York Fed President William Dudley said that prospects of a September lift-off in the central bank's key lending rate "seems less compelling to me...
  • Trump's flawed policies would threaten the global economy, say analysts (or bring back jobs)

    08/27/2015 4:20:21 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 97 replies
    The Guardian.com ^ | Wednesday, August 26th | Tom McCarthy
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused China on Tuesday of “one of the greatest thefts in the history of the world” and said he could fix the problem by drawing on the negotiating skills laid out in his 1987 bestseller The Art of the Deal. “I do great with the Chinese,” Trump told an audience at a campaign rally in Dubuque, Iowa. “And they’re great people. The problem is their leaders are too smart for our leaders. “I’m a big believer in free trade. I like free trade. But it’s not good if we have dummies.” The China lines, which...
  • Who Are You Calling a Honky? Gaffe-Prone Fuji TV Stumbles Again

    08/26/2015 6:38:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Tomohiro Osaki
    July 29—Internet users were snorting in derision after participants on a Fuji TV entertainment show wore T-shirts with a bizarre English slogan incorporating a word that some Caucasians might find offensive. The shirts read: “No Fun No TV Do Honky.” The overall phrase left viewers baffled, while the word “honky” has racial connotations. The T-shirts were worn by individuals such as comedians and presenters taking part in a marathon entertainment show that aired Saturday through Sunday.
  • Meet the Fast, Tough War Machine That's Replacing the Humvee

    08/26/2015 4:22:41 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    Why go with Oshkosh? Think back to 2006-7 and you'll remember that American Army soldiers and Marines were getting clobbered by improvised explosive devices in Iraq. In fact, IEDs accounted for 60 percent of American casualties. The situation was so dire that units were bolting steel plates to their Humvees for protection. That led to the development of heavy Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, which worked well in Iraq but not in the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. There, the Pentagon's solution was the lighter M -ATV or MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle built by Oshkosh Defense. ... The L-ATV differs from...
  • Burger King Wants McDonald’s Help to Make the ‘McWhopper’: All For The Sake Of World Peace

    08/26/2015 2:55:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TIME ^ | 08/26/2015 | Jon Chew
    Burger King has offered McDonald’s a golden opportunity to come together and make one burger to rule them all — in the name of world peace, of course.In full-page ads running Wednesday in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune – the hometown paper of the Illinois-based McDonald’s – the fast-food chain is proposing the “McWhopper,” a hybrid of each company’s signature Big Mac and Whopper burgers that will be sold for one day in one pop-up store in one city.That city, Burger King is proposing, would be Atlanta, a meeting point between both company’s headquarters. The marketing...
  • TSMC wins Spy Case against a Former Employee who gave Secrets to Samsung

    08/26/2015 1:36:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 1 replies
    Patently Apple ^ | August 26, 2015
    TSMC wins Spy Case against a Former Employee who gave Secrets to Samsung that helped Win Apple's Chip Business (full title) In February we posted a detailed report titled "TSMC Sues Former Employee for Giving Samsung Trade Secrets". The report was about TSMC suing a former employee by the name of Liang Mong-song for giving away their crown jewels to Samsung. With TSMC and Samsung fighting it out for Apple's business every year, this story was an interesting one being that Samsung came out the winner with Apple, of all companies, rewarding Samsung unknowingly. Dick Thurston, former chief counsel for...
  • Congressional Republicans To Keep Organ Harvesting Alive and Babies Dead

    08/26/2015 12:46:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    redstate.com ^ | August 25th, 2015 | Erick Erickson (Diary)
    Congressional Republicans are coming up with every excuse imaginable to avoid having to defund Planned Parenthood. Right now they’re going with the “let’s investigate” card. They think that if they just probe deeply enough they’ll have enough ammunition to attack the Democrats. Yes, that would be the exact same Democrats who have seen the same videos everyone else has seen and decided it is no big deal. Conservatives in Congress are gearing up for a fight on this issue against their own leadership. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 58% in the Senate is convinced that a government shutdown by President Obama...
  • Burger King asks McDonald's to make 'McWhopper' for peace

    08/26/2015 11:24:31 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | August 26, 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK -- This probably isn't what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is asking McDonald's to join forces to create a "McWhopper." In full-page newspaper ads Wednesday, Burger King says it's calling for a truce with McDonald's so that they can create a mashup of their most famous burgers -- the Big Mac and the Whopper. Burger King says it wants to serve the concoction for a single day at a popup location in Atlanta, a midway point between the headquarters of the two chains. Burger King is tying...
  • Donald Trump: It takes a radical to defeat a radical

    08/26/2015 5:34:01 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    Communities for Digitical News ^ | Aug 25, 2015 | by CS Bennett
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2015 –Is it any wonder why people flock to Donald Trump? He is a fighter, and right now that is what America is looking for. Americans want to feel as though someone is out there representing “We the people.” The United States of America, in its creation, was a unique and radical experiment. The form of government chosen by our Founding Fathers was itself a radical concept. The liberties and freedoms our citizens enjoyed were unique and unparalleled compared to what others enjoyed in faraway places throughout the annals of history and man’s rule over other men....
  • Which Smartphone Charges the Fastest? [Chart]

    08/26/2015 3:54:21 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    Iclarified ^ | August 25, 2015
    An analysis of smartphone charging times comparing the Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Motorola Droid Turbo, Google Nexus 6, Asus Zenfone 2, and HTC OnePlus 2 has been published by Tom's Guide. Here's how the tests were performed: To test each handset, we ran it down until it was powered off. Then, we charged each device back up to 5 percent. This put all of the phones on an even playing field, as some don't power down until the battery is completely dead and others cut out when there's still 3 percent or more battery remaining. Once...
  • Starkist Tuna Class Action Settlement Means Customers Get $25 In Cash Or $50 In Tuna

    08/25/2015 10:36:05 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 82 replies
    consumerist ^ | August 25, 2015 | Laura Northrup
    Two and a half years ago, a man who eats tuna filed a class action lawsuit against Starkist, a tuna company. His allegation was that the company was deliberately under-filling each can by a few tenths of an ounce. That might not make a difference to one consumer making one tuna salad, but would add up over millions of cans. While Starkist doesn’t admit fault, the case has been settled. If you’re a resident of the United States and bought at least one five-ounce can of any of these tunas from Starkist between February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014,...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 faces stylus issue

    08/25/2015 8:29:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    BBC News ^ | August 25, 2015
    The Note 5 stylus has been causing problems for some users Some early adopters of a new Samsung phone have said the device's stylus suffers from a design flaw.The S-Pen stylus for Galaxy Note 5 models can be stored within the body of the phone, but when inserted upside down it appears to snag on an internal mechanism.Users have reported that when the stylus is then forcibly removed it can damage the S-Pen, the Note 5, or both. Samsung said users should follow the instruction manual.The stylus should be inserted by the pointed end first and is designed to fit...
  • Global Finance Grades The World’s Best and Worst Central Bankers 2015

    08/25/2015 7:48:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Global Finance ^ | 08/24/2015
    NEW YORK, August 24, 2015 — Global Finance magazine has named the heads of the Central Banks of the Czech Republic, the European Union, India, Israel, Malaysia, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, and Taiwan as the World’s Best Central Bankers over the past year, in recognition of their achievement of a prestigious “A” grade on Global Finance’s Central Banker Report Cards. August 24, 2015 In addition, the Central Bankers of Colombia, Saudi Arabia and the United States earned “A-” grades. The Central Banker Report Cards, published annually by Global Finance since 1994, grade the central bank governors of nearly 75 key...
  • Has Apple Found The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicles?

    08/25/2015 2:10:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Aug. 25, 2015 11:17 AM ET
    Summary Apple's much rumored electric vehicle may use fuel cell technology from U.K. startup Intelligent Energy. Intelligent Energy's technology doesn't require high pressure hydrogen storage and can be refueled by swapping out self-contained modules. Apple may already have exclusive rights to the technology, and use this as leverage to partner with an auto manufacturer such as BMW. By now, the weight of the evidence that Apple is working on a car has become overwhelming, but an announcement out of the UK of a hydrogen fuel cell powered iPhone may shed the most light yet on Apple's automobile project. The technology...
  • Best Buy deepens links to Apple, says watch has been a smash hit

    08/25/2015 1:49:15 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 25, 2015 | by Phil Wahba
    Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly said Apple Watch is off to a strong start and announced steps to deepen the tech giant’s presence in the retailer’s stores. Best Buy continued its remarkable turnaround last quarter, with a big assist from Apple. The largest U.S. electronics retailer reported a rise in domestic comparable sales of 3.8% for the second quarter, well ahead of Wall Street’s expectations, and posted a better than expected profit. While Best Buy has helped its cause by cutting costs and adding floor space to growing categories like smart homes, home theaters, and shops-within-a-shop for top brands, it...
  • The Second Arrow Hits The Target – Trump Hits Bush Deep Inside The Wall Street Fortress…

    08/25/2015 4:24:13 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Posted on August 24, 2015 | by sundance
    Much like the battle at Thermopylae Donald Trump chose the political landscape which removes the Jeb Bush numerical advantage. And today he just hit the lead general right where it hurts: (link to an external post, then) As we shared yesterday, Trump has three audiences. In this example he just nailed Jeb in his most exposed vulnerability. […] Donald Trump is talking to Wall Street. Like the RNC, Trump knows full well the preferred candidate for Wall Street is Jeb Bush. He needs to make their support for Bush a losing proposition; no-one on Wall Street likes to lose. In...