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  • A left hook and checkmate — chessboxing hits London

    10/11/2009 4:53:40 PM PDT · by Saije · 1 replies · 368+ views
    London Times ^ | 10/11/2009 | Catherine Nixey
    “Bishop to d3. . . . Black bishop takes White knight . . . Ooh . . .” The commentator draws in his breath: “Black’s probably going to regret that move.” Black probably does for, moments later, White’s fist swings into his nose, covering Black in blood. Black, keen to avenge both knight and nose, starts pummelling White about the ears. A klaxon blares. The crowd roars: “Do it for the bishop!” Chess matches are not usually so lively. Or bloody. Yet this was the scene on Saturday at the Boston Dome, in Tufnell Park, northwest London, where players contested...
  • Public Option

    09/16/2009 12:25:53 PM PDT · by Keli Kilohana · 13 replies · 334+ views
    9/16/09 | Vanity
    If the public option will create competition and lower medical costs, then why does the US Postal Service raise its rates every year? The USPS is the public option. Right? Why does it lose money and FedEx and UPS make money?
  • Obama Hypocrisy on "Competition"

    09/05/2009 4:26:19 PM PDT · by County Agent Hank Kimball · 7 replies · 681+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | 9/5/2009 | Longview New-Journal
    This summer's health care debate has centered around the creation of a government-run insurance program to compete with those offered by private insurers. President Barack Obama says "public option" isn't intended to end private health insurance, repeatedly telling us that if we like our private plans, we'll be able to keep them. A government plan, he and congressional Democrats insist, will simply provide needed competition for private insurers. And this will be a good thing, of course, because competition leads to better service, lower costs, and more consumer choice. Now a cynic might question the sincerity of the president's newfound...
  • Competition vs. Monopoly: What's the big confusion?

    07/07/2009 10:16:13 AM PDT · by UberAmericanPatriot1967 · 179+ views
    American Solvent ^ | July 3, 2009 | Zeleke D. Snyder
    There’s a debate about whether a government-mandated health care system would be cheaper for America.‭ ‬I thought this was obvious.‭ It’s understandably becoming hard to get to the bottom of this issue because of the words the administration uses‬.‭ ‬The administration calls it‭ “‬universal health care,‭” ‬veiling what it actually is,‭ ‬a government monopolized health care system.‭ ‬When you’re determining whether or not government ought to take over an industry,‭ ‬think of it this way:‭ ‬Which one is cheaper and provides more value‭? ‬A‭ ‬competitive free market or a monopoly‭? Everything the government has taken over has turned out wrecked,‭...
  • BLOGGERS! Join the The Troopathon BLOGGER SHOOTOUT Competition!

    06/19/2009 7:06:57 PM PDT · by Syncro · 34 replies · 1,059+ views
    FR Blogger Competition ^ | June 19, 2009 | Syncro
    Send me a FR Mail and I will start the process to hook you up to be on the Free Republic Team to send goodies to the Troops fighting for our safety and freedom!Check out this thread: Free Republic Joins The Troopathon BLOGGER SHOOTOUT Competition! Friday, June 19, 2009 6:04:32 PM · by Syncro · 4 replies · 101+ views Troopathon BLOGGER SHOOTOUT ^ | June 19, 2009 | "Captain" Syncro And this one LIVE From Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Thursday, June 11, 2009 10:51:36 PM · by Syncro · 15 replies · 316+ views Move America Forward ^ |...
  • A Twitter-based competition show headed for TV?

    05/25/2009 4:01:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 341+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/25/09 | Frazier Moore - ap
    NEW YORK – Twitter, the Web site that asks what everybody's doing, says it wants to be doing a TV series. The social-networking site has teamed with Reveille productions and Brillstein Entertainment Partners to develop an unscripted series based on the popular site, which invites 140-character postings from members around the world. The show would harness Twitter to put players on the trail of celebrities in an interactive, competitive format, the show's producers announced Monday.
  • Companies See Unlikely Competitors in Changing Market (Nike vs Nintendo?)

    05/21/2009 7:51:07 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 4 replies · 352+ views
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 05/20/09
    Companies See Unlikely Competitors in Changing Market MAY 20, 2009 03:05 Song Min-cheol, brand manager of Jinro’s Chamiseul soju, a Korean traditional liquor, feels nervous whenever he hears about the introduction of a new TV. He says he closely checks the price of the new model as well as picture quality. “As the picture quality of a TV set, including LCD, improves every day, office workers who used to go drinking together after work return home right away to watch dramas or movies,” he said. “As more LCD TVs are put in households, soju consumption will continue to decline.” Korea’s...
  • ISF, CF Hit Bull’s-eye in Friendly Marksmanship Competition

    04/28/2009 6:10:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 461+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BERNSTEIN, TUZ — Everyone was shooting, but no one was hurt when the Iraqi Army, Iraqi Police, the Sons of Iraq and Coalition forces fired AK-47s, M4 carbines, and Glock 9mm pistols together in a friendly shooting tournament here, April 19. The event, hosted by Company A, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, helped the four groups strengthen relationships. “This is a lot of fun,” said Pfc. Devin Nehring, a Co. A. “Shooting the AK-47 was really exciting, and they (the IA) have one guy out there who’s cash money – he’s...
  • Palin Bucks the Health Care Establishment

    03/10/2009 7:53:43 PM PDT · by euram · 39 replies · 2,637+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 09-04-08 | David Catron
    A good indicator of how Palin's buck-the-establishment bent informs her approach to family-oriented policy issues can be found in her recent push to open up Alaska's health care market to greater transparency and competition.
  • Australia, Canada and the US are nice brands to live in..

    11/10/2008 8:32:00 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 23 replies · 212+ views
    http://www.countrybrandindex.com ^ | 11/10/2008 | http://www.countrybrandindex.com
    "Countries are ranked across 30 distinct categories providing a rich perspective on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities. The rankings speak to qualities that compel consideration and assets that shape country reputations, perceptions and experiences. New categories to this year's rankings include best country brand for "Standard of Living," "Political Freedom" and "Advanced Technology." World's strongest brands: 1. AUS 2. CAN 3. USA 4. ITA 5. SWI/CHE 6. FRA 7. NZL 8. GBR 9. JPN 10. SWE
  • (Video) Sarah Palin Welcomes Concept & Importance of Independent Conservative 3rd Party (Baldwin)

    09/01/2008 7:13:27 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 99 replies · 887+ views
    http://www.akip.org ^ | 2 September 2008 | Alaskan Independence Party (via Sarah Palin on YouTube)
    Short Streaming Video of VP Sarah Palin recently supporting an independent Third Party (conservative) in Alaska, welcoming the Party and sharing their ideas, also supporting independent parties' to challenge the two established parties.The Party welcomed here on this video did in fact go on to have a successful convention, as Mrs. Palin urged them, and ultimately officially endorsed and affiliated with conservative CHUCK BALDWIN (on the national ticket for Constitution Party) for President of the United States in 2008.
  • McCain Urges Anti-Trust Review of DHL-UPS Deal

    08/07/2008 7:26:05 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 22 replies · 112+ views
    New York - White House hopeful Senator John McCain expressed concern on Thursday over DHL's proposal to hire United Parcel Service Inc to fly its packages nationwide, as it violates laws intended to encourage market competition.
  • **India's GDP to Grow at 9.5% in FY 2009**

    06/17/2008 12:43:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 35 replies · 1,618+ views
    Financial Express (India) ^ | 17 June 2008 | Financial Express (India)
    'India's GDP to grow at 9.5% in FY 09' Mumbai, June 16: India's real GDP is expected to grow at an impressive 9.5 per cent in FY 09, the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) said in its monthly review in Mumbai. The Indian Economy is heading towards the fourth consecutive year of an over-9 per cent growth and like in the last five years, growth this year too was expected to be driven by capital investments happening in India, CMIE said. As per CMIE CapEx Service, projects worth Rs 3.4 lakh-crore are scheduled for commissioning in FY 09. This...
  • Dog Dancing To "You're The One That I Want". LOL, MUST SEE (I LOVE THIS VIDEO)

    05/29/2008 6:34:59 AM PDT · by fings · 27 replies · 129+ views
    Bo (woof) In Commentary: That is one hot dancer, and I ain’t talkin’ about the 50+ year old Olivia Newton John wanna be in this video, but I don’t see what all the excitement is about. C’mon I dance with my mother too. Admittedly she only knows how to do the Chicken Dance but we nail the routine every time.......http://boknowsonline.com/2008/01/11/this-is-not-what-i-want/
  • Wisconsin remains tops in cheese competition with California

    05/11/2008 11:57:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies · 106+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/11/08 | M. L. Johnson - ap
    Cheeseheads don't need to be bleu: Experts say predictions that California will soon overtake Wisconsin as the nation's top cheese producer are unlikely to come true. The Golden State and its happy cows gained quickly on Wisconsin in the past decade, but plants in California are maxing out, while efforts to boost production in Wisconsin are paying off, said Dick Groves, longtime owner of the Madison-based trade publication, Cheese Reporter. Groves helped spark the friendly competition between the states 10 years ago with an editorial predicting California would overtake Wisconsin in cheese production by 2005. He later amended it to...
  • Octopi get leg up on sexual competition

    04/01/2008 8:10:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 106+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/1/08 | Paul Elias - ap
    SAN FRANCISCO - Marine biologists studying wild octopuses have found a kinky and violent society of jealous murders, gender subterfuge and once-in-a-lifetime sex. The new study by researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, who journeyed off the coast of Indonesia found that wild octopuses are far from the shy, unromantic loners their captive brethren appear to be. The scientists watched the Abdopus aculeatus octopus, which are the size of an orange, for several weeks and published their findings recently in the journal Marine Biology. They witnessed picky, macho males carefully select a mate, then guard their newly domesticated digs...
  • Menopause Is An Adaptation To Minimize Reproductive Competition Between Females...

    04/01/2008 1:36:49 PM PDT · by blam · 48 replies · 145+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 4-1-2008 | University of Cambridge
    Menopause Is An Adaptation To Minimize Reproductive Competition Between Females In A Family, Research Suggests Three generations of women. New research suggests that menopause is an adaptation to minimize reproductive competition between generations of females in the same family unit. (Credit: iStockphoto/John Prescott)ScienceDaily (Apr. 1, 2008) — Insight into why females of some species undergo menopause while others do not has proven elusive despite an understanding of the biological mechanisms behind the change. However, new research by scientists at the Universities of Cambridge and Exeter suggests that menopause is an adaptation to minimize reproductive competition between generations of females in...
  • Foreign Dental Work Put To Test

    02/27/2008 5:42:59 PM PST · by Patriotic Thunder · 92 replies · 1,175+ views
    WBNS-10TV ^ | 27 Feb, 2008 | 10tv investigative team
    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Chris Collier has been a patient of Dr. Dave Rummel for 30 years. When it comes to teeth, Collier is more concerned about his health than his smile. "The reason I come here is because I know I can trust the dentist I have," Collier said. "I know I can get good workmanship." SLIDESHOW: Images From Report Rummel is one of the few dentists in central Ohio who makes his own crowns, bridges and dentures, but most other dentists rely on outside dental labs, 10 Investigates' Lindsey Seavert reported. The labs can be down the street or...
  • Navarrette Just Doesn’t Get It

    02/27/2008 7:06:18 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 2 replies · 99+ views
    The Minority Report ^ | 27 Feb 2008 | .cnI redruM
    Rueban Navarrette shows mendacious dexterity in appropriating the language of competitive economics to support an agenda that has nothing to do with improving the economy of the United States. He understands well that competition fosters excellence, but seems to deliberately elide the fact that it also reveals hard truths about the people who lose. Anyone who lays into the Democrats with a quarterstaff for being anti-competitive will usually get my seal of approval. In Navarrette’s case, I withhold my utterly unimportant benediction. He got one or two points correct, but failed to tell the whole story. I’ll do my best...
  • New Football League?

    02/25/2008 2:01:52 PM PST · by TBP · 34 replies · 678+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Monday February 25, 2008 | Peter King
    Sounds like the United Football League is going to happen in 2009. Prospective UFL commissioner Michael Huyghue told agents the other day it will be an eight-team league (he said six owners, including Mark Cuban, are already in place), beginning in August 2009. The details were sketchy from there, but some agents reported that the minimum salary would be $75,000, the league would go after existing NFL personnel people and assistant coaches to be the league's GMs and head coaches, and the league would try to sign some of the 30th through 43rd players on NFL rosters for slightly more...