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  • To keep 'Hollywood' in Hollywood, tax incentives are key ("phenomenal success")

    07/15/2014 4:36:16 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 18 replies
    LA Times ^ | 07/13/2007 | PAUL KREKORIAN
    ---SNIP-- Before California enacted legislation in 2009 to create its first film and TV production incentive, the state had been asleep at the switch while Canada and other countries, as well as more than 40 states, offered lucrative incentives to lure away production jobs. Many argued the incentive would not be worth the investment, but the program has proved to be a phenomenal success in creating jobs
  • Young migrants unlikely to bring diseases to U.S., experts say

    07/13/2014 7:05:13 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 75 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 7/12/14 | SEEMA YASMIN and SHERRY JACOBSON
    Despite concerns about the potential public health crisis posed by immigrant children crossing the Texas-Mexico border, medical experts say the likelihood of their spreading disease is low. Still, experts in emergency preparedness are urging health care providers and Texas to get ready for many children who may need basic medical care
  • California State Senate deletes website, online archives of 3 disgraced Democrats

    04/07/2014 9:26:09 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 41 replies
    calnewsroom ^ | April 6, 2014 | John Hrabe
    April 6, 2014 Like a criminal wiping down a crime scene, the California State Senate has scrubbed its website and deleted the online archives of three Democratic state Senators that face criminal charges ranging from weapons trafficking to public corruption.
  • Massaging of Critical Data Undermines Our Society

    03/27/2014 4:41:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Transparency and truth are the fuels that run sophisticated civilizations. Without them, the state grinds to a halt. Lack of trust -- not barbarians on the frontier, global warming or cooling, or even epidemics -- doomed civilizations of the past, from imperial Rome to the former Soviet Union. The United States can withstand the untruth of a particular presidential administration if the permanent government itself is honest. Dwight Eisenhower lied about the downed U-2 spy plane inside the Soviet Union. Almost nothing Richard Nixon said about Watergate was true. Intelligence reports of vast stockpiles of WMD in Iraq proved as...
  • Tech giants commit to helping Obama spread word on climate change

    03/19/2014 1:37:51 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | March 19, 2014 | by Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama is getting some help from the country's tech giants in his effort to show Americans how climate change will affect their communities. The Obama administration thinks that local data, which may have a real-world effect on Americans' lives, will provide a convincing argument for steps to prevent climate change. The risk rising sea levels have on individual communities will be the focus of a new website,, which uses government data to put environmental changes in context. The White House also called on tech companies to develop tools for Americans to better get a grasp on how...
  • New Obama initiative tramples First Amendment protections (FCC monitors in newsrooms)

    02/20/2014 3:43:22 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2-20-2014 | Byron York
    February 20, 2014 New Obama initiative tramples First Amendment protections Byron York The First Amendment says "Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…" But under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission is planning to send government contractors into the nation's newsrooms to determine whether journalists are producing articles, television reports, Internet content, and commentary that meets the public's "critical information needs." Those "needs" will be defined by the administration, and news outlets that do not comply with the government's standards could face an uncertain future. It's hard to imagine a project more at...
  • The new GDP methodology: What you need to know

    07/31/2013 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | July 31, 2013 | Steve Goldstein
    The Commerce Department has made changes to how it calculates gross domestic product, designed to have the data better reflect the so-called knowledge economy. The U.S. government adjusted data all the way back to 1929, and other countries have or are about to make similar changes to their data.
  • Lies, damn lies, and America’s astonishingly partisan, corrupt media.

    07/22/2013 9:47:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | July 22, 2013 | Shawn Mitchell
    The disgracefully slanted coverage of the trial of George Zimmerman is only the latest, prominent example of liberal media bias. Since the 2012 presidential election, America’s national media hasn’t let up. It’s pushing harder on its pro-liberal Democrat and anti-conservative Republican slant. Consider Obamacare. In recent days, organized labor turned harshly and vocally against the so called “Affordable Care Act.” Three leaders of America’s largest unions, including Jimmy Hoffa, wrote a jaw-dropping letter to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Excerpts of their arguments sound like a Republican opposition brief: “When you and the President sought oursupport for the Affordable Care...
  • Obama assembling de facto propaganda ministry - Administration reveals plans to buy media broadcasts

    05/04/2012 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Steve Peacock · 12 replies
    WND ^ | May 3, 2012 | Steve Peacock
    Obama assembling de facto propaganda ministryThe U.S. State Department is planning to “buy” media broadcasts, as the Obama administration assembles a de facto propaganda machine, according to documents that reveal the president’s plans moving closer to the 2012 election. According to information WND located via routine database research, State’s Bureau of Public Affairs is soliciting the help of “global news coverage service providers” to create and disseminate department “news.” The selected contractor will provide “full-time, 24/7 service,” the Statement of Work for the plan said. Continued at
  • Obama Justice Department Now Referring Reporters to Media Matters

    04/21/2012 10:09:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies ^ | April 21, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    Late Friday afternoon, Free Beacon reporter CJ Ciaramella requested a comment from the Justice Department about my new book Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and Its Shameless Coverup. This was the response he received.   That's right folks. Media Matters, the far Left website funded by George Soros, is now serving as a mouth piece for the United States Department of Justice. Not only did DOJ refer Ciaramella to Media Matters for information about Operation Fast and Furious, but didn't even refer him to material that had anything to do with his original question about the FBI covering...
  • The Orwellian American Left

    12/06/2011 7:09:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | December 6, 2011 | David Limbaugh
    As I heard Barack Obama and his propaganda minister, Jay Carney, endorsing tax cuts as a vehicle for economic growth, I was reminded, again, of George Orwell's "1984" and the striking similarities between his Oceania and the American left's vision for America. Oceania's Big Brother regime had "four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided," the Ministry of Truth, the Ministry of Peace, the Ministry of Love and the Ministry of Plenty. Each department was dedicated to the opposite principle suggested by its title. "Truth" disseminated lies. "Peace" promoted war. "Love" enforced uniformity of thought. And "Plenty"...
  • Obama Campaign's 'Attack Watch' Becomes Victim of Conservative Mockery

    09/15/2011 5:33:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 133 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-15-11 | unattributed
    Attack Watch, website started by President Obama's campaign organization, was intended to be a repository for supporters to report "attacks" on Obama's record and get the facts. But its rollout has been met with scathing mockery by conservatives, who call it a second-rate version of previous Big Brother sites created by Team Obama. The onslaught of hilarity was fed first by a brutal parody created by an outfit called Misfit Politics. The mock ad repeats the name "Attack Watch" in a voice mimicking the Budweiser "Whassup" ad of Super Bowl yore and then goes on to offer examples of the...
  • The ways post-9/11 America has failed

    09/09/2011 6:47:15 AM PDT · by Joy Angela · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Sept. 8, 2011 | John Ziegler
    John Ziegler September 9, 2011 The ways post-9/11 America has failed Published: 7:32 PM 09/08/2011 | Updated: 10:12 PM 09/08/2011 It has been said many times that the tragic events of 9/11 provided the United States with a tremendous test, and much has been written about whether and how we have passed that examination. While in many ways we deserve credit for having accomplished an enormous amount under incredibly difficult circumstances (specifically in the military realm), in a couple of ways we have failed to rise to the challenges that the attacks presented.Before 9/11, I was despondent about the state...
  • WH Hires "Negative Story" Squasher

    05/24/2011 5:57:48 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 59 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 23, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    Welcome to the latest use of taxpayer dollars to shove Obama propaganda down your throat, on your dime. The White House has moved a staffer from the White House New Media Department into a position of "rapid media response," with a goal of squashing, or cleaning up negative stories about President Obama on the internet. The Obama administration has created and staffed a new position tucked inside their communications shop for helping coordinate rapid response to unfavorable stories and fostering and improving relations with the progressive online community. "This week, Jesse Lee will move from the new media department into...
  • Obama’s Latest Assault On The First Amendment

    05/24/2011 1:10:58 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-24-11 | Skookum
    Obama is desperate, public opinion is turning against him and he is running out of time. These little machines and the internet are allowing the public to think without direction from the propaganda bureaus and to voice their opinions with others. Obama's world of state controlled media is disintegrating, the truth is ravaging his media empire like a steak knife ripping through a ripe tomato. To stop the hemorrhaging of popular support through alternative media, Obama has appointed a Director of 'Progressive' Media & Online Response, within the communications department. We are now paying to end our freedom of speech...
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • White House adds media position to combat unfavorable stories

    05/23/2011 5:52:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 85 replies
    yahoo ^ | 5/23/11 | the daily caller
    The White House is stepping up its rapid response media operation, creating a communications position to respond to unfavorable stories on the Web, the Huffington Post reports. HuffPo’s Sam Stein writes that Jesse Lee, a member of the Obama administration’s new media department, will take on a new role in replying — at times aggressively — to stories that paint the administration in a bad light. In a preview of what his duties may be, Lee blasted Fox News commentator Glenn Beck in a White House blog post, accusing Beck of lying and engaging in a “partisan attack to boost...
  • Bill Clinton: Create Internet agency

    05/13/2011 5:48:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    politco ^ | 5/13/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it. “It would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton said in an interview airing Friday on CNBC. The agency, Clinton said, would “have to be totally transparent about where the money came from” and would have to be “independent” because “if it’s a government agency in a traditional sense, it would have no credibility whatever, particularly with a lot of the people who are most active on the...
  • Bill Clinton: Hey, let’s have a Ministry of Truth, or something (To Squash Rumors on the Internet)

    05/14/2011 12:53:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Everywhere else but Washington, this would qualify as high irony. In the Beltway, however, it only qualifies as another pathetic attack on free speech. Bill Clinton attacked free speech on the Internet yesterday, telling CNBC that it would be “legitimate” for the government to create an agency to discredit political arguments and quash Internet rumors: Bill Clinton doesn’t like all the misinformation and rumors floating on the Internet. And he thinks the United Nations or the U.S. government should create an agency to do something about it.“It would be a legitimate thing to do,” Clinton said in an interview airing...
  • EXCLUSIVE: CBS2 Reporter Threatens Journalist Over Rahm Questioning

    10/13/2010 10:25:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 10/13/10 | Dana Loesch
    We’ve often said that the media “protects” President Obama but this video from WIND radio host and Big Blogs contributor William Kelly shows this allegation literally. Kelly, a Chicagoan, was there when Rahm Emmanuel was pressing the flesh, kissing babies, and greeting reporters. Emmanuel didn’t account for unassuming Kelly to fire off serious journalistic questions more pressing than the requisite “how’s it feel to be back?” Kelly didn’t account for was the manner in which Chicago reporters behaved. Are these reporters or palace guards? In the video you see them physically move to shield Emmanuel from Kelly’s questioning, as though...
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...
  • The FCC's desire to reclaim spectrum criticized by Verizon

    04/13/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 429+ views
    During the past several days, the Federal Communications Commission and Verizon Wireless' CEO Ivan Seidenberg have argued extensively over the agency's plan to reclaim spectrum from broadcasters. ... Seidenberg's views are not 100 percent clear to everybody, however, given the fact that the wireless carrier isn't involved in any way with any broadcaster. He also questioned why the FCC wanted to reclaim spectrum from broadcasters instead of cable companies.
  • The Theory is Now a Conspiracy And Facts Don't Lie

    09/10/2009 11:53:39 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 14 replies · 1,563+ views
    Right Side News ^ | 9/11/09 | JB Williams
    <p>Though we live in an era when all undesirable facts are often blindly labeled "conspiracy theories" by political operatives with an agenda at risk, a very real conspiracy unfolds every now and then.</p> <p>While it is indeed true that not all theories are actual conspiracies, like when Hillary Clinton developed an imaginary "right-wing conspiracy" out to get her husband, when in fact, the semen stained dress provided all the necessary (but unfriendly) facts and a perfectly logical explanation for all of those nasty rumors - it is also true that some conspiracies are much more than just crackpot theory.</p>
  • BREAKING: Carnahan staffer admits to causing trouble? (with video)

    08/07/2009 10:45:43 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 2,030+ views ^ | August 7, 2009 | Dana Loesch
    This woman was actually trying to start fights with people in line, waiting to get into the auditorium at the Rep. Russ Carnahan townhall forum on aging. While Carnahan gave a press conference today blaming tea party people for the “mob-like” activity, it was actually his own, admitted staffers who were the cause of the rabble-rousing:
  • China: Soldiers Die of Sunstroke Preparing for PRC Founding Celebration

    07/16/2009 10:10:48 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 1 replies · 282+ views
    Boxun ^ | 07/12/09
    Soldiers Die of Sunstroke Preparing for PRC Founding Celebration By (translation) Jul 12, 2009 - 2:10:47 PM Soldiers Die of Sunstroke Preparing for PRC Founding Celebration Boxun reports that in preparation for the military parade to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC on October 1, Beijing primary, middle, and high school students have endured temperatures over 100 degrees. Because it has been unusually hot in Beijing since late June, some soldiers preparing for the military parade have suffered from heat stroke and there have even been deaths, but the military has tightly censored reporting of...
  • AP Poll: Americans high on Obama, direction of US

    04/23/2009 2:04:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 61 replies · 2,905+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 23, 2009 | Ron Fourner and Trevor Tompson
    For the first time in years, more Americans than not say the country is headed in the right direction, a sign that Barack Obama has used the first 100 days of his presidency to lift the public's mood and inspire hopes for a brighter future. Intensely worried about their personal finances and medical expenses, Americans nonetheless appear realistic about the time Obama might need to turn things around, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. It shows most Americans consider their new president to be a strong, ethical and empathetic leader who is working to change Washington. Nobody knows how long...
  • Tea Baggers - What Are They REALLY Saying? (We're all racist "sore losers")

    04/18/2009 8:39:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1,847+ views
    The Auburn Journal ^ | April 17, 2009
    The Tea party movement might be seen as simple "sore loser" syndrome. The big-money entities pulling the levers behind the curtain are the same fringe religious right enablers that protect the entrenched beltway parasites. They hate change. They fear reform. Thus they are committed to obstructing our new reform-minded president from achieving any measurable success at all. He fails, they win, we all lose. But even more revealingly, the election of "the nation's first African-American president" has fueled a potentially volatile resurgence of white supremacist "right-wing extremism" according to a new Department of Homeland Security report. The conservative media has...
  • Spain set to tear down its last statue of General Franco

    03/16/2009 6:50:11 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 31 replies · 1,257+ views
    The Times (London) ^ | 3-17-09 | Graham Keeley
    The last statue of General Franco in Spain is to be withdrawn almost 34 years after the death of the dictator. The regional government of Melilla, one of Spain's North African enclaves along with Ceuta, said the bronze statue of General Franco would be removed "within the period of 15 days". The move means no more commemorative figures will stand in public streets to the man who ruled Spain between the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 and his death in November, 1975. Daniel Conesa, spokesman for the Melilla regional government, said the statue, which shows Franco standing,...
  • The Fairness Doctrine Response

    02/22/2009 6:20:20 PM PST · by Delacon · 8 replies · 963+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009 | Bruce Walker
    Obama has officially denied it, but it still seems like much of the Left wants to bring back the Fairness Doctrine…for conservative talk radio.  How confident can we be that this will not happen?  About as confident as we could be that Obama, having promised to accept public funding of his presidential campaign, would actually do that during his run for office.  About as comfortable as we can that Democrats would never, ever, try to practice the tactics of Saul Alinsky and destroy their enemies.  So, perhaps, we should continue to explain why the Fairness Doctrine and its incarnations are...
  • The Ministry of Truth: Almost There

    02/19/2009 4:08:22 PM PST · by Avoiding_Sulla · 8 replies · 675+ views
    PascalFervor ^ | February 19, 2009 | Pascal Fervor
    In the dystopic world of George Orwell's 1984, all news and historical records were governed by the Ministry of Truth. I have played with this cognomen over the years by identifying the mainstream media (MSM) with various appellations such as the Ministry of (mis)Information, and MinInfo whenever MSM's manner of coverage of a story revealed its bias favoring most any form of statism. Over the last two years, unlike any time in my long life, the MSM has warranted the name Ministry of MisInformation more than ever. It got to be an open joke among my acquaintences of how open...
  • Missing Pages of History Restored: The Obama-Blago Story That Disappeared

    12/10/2008 4:25:12 PM PST · by RKV · 200 replies · 13,127+ views
    American Digest ^ | 10 Dec 2008 | Venderleun
    The story that put the lie to the No-O & Blogo Meeting was found yesterday and disappeared down the memory hole at News : KHQA.
  • Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV ads

    09/27/2008 1:36:34 AM PDT · by GeeMoney · 73 replies · 1,674+ views
    Video On Demand ^ | 9-23-08 | Video on Demand
    The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.
  • 'Tell the truth' seminars for TV and radio staff cost Ł1m (BBC staffers)

    12/08/2007 12:09:58 PM PST · by atomic conspiracy · 5 replies · 48+ views
    Times Online ^ | 12-05-07 | Dan Sabbagh
    Training to remind staff about the importance of telling viewers the truth will cost the BBC more than Ł1 million in staff time and expenses. About 17,000 BBC staff have to attend a two-hour course, in which employees are invited to discuss where the line should be drawn between artifice and deception in the wake of a series of scandals. Vin Ray, the director of the BBC’s college of journalism, said that the direct cost of the course would be “a maximum of Ł500,000”, but the cost of taking each employee out for a half day more than doubled that...
  • ‘All Modern Discoveries Are By Muslim Scientists’ (History Twisted To Boost Islam's Image)

    11/06/2007 7:02:15 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 88 replies · 400+ views
    Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, November 06, 2007 | Daily Times
    ‘All modern discoveries are by Muslim scientists’ LAHORE: Muslim scientists have made all discoveries of the current age, said University of Columbia’s Arabic and Islamic Studies prof George Saliba at a seminar at the Government College University (GCU) on Monday. The seminar, titled The Problems of Historiography of Islamic Science, was held at Fazl-e-Hussain Hall. Saliba gave a critique of the standard classical accounts of the rise of Islamic science. He detailed problems in the accounts and explained alternative historiography that described the rise of an Islamic scientific tradition as a result of social and political conditions within the nascent...
  • Liberal professor asking for advice

    04/13/2007 7:01:53 AM PDT · by mcvey · 53 replies · 1,925+ views
    From Sent Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:05 am Subject Difficult situation in survey Hello, I’m hoping that folks on the list will be able to help me out . . . . I have a student in the U.S. survey, education major/social science emphasis (he’ll be teaching high school). He’s a transfer student from a conservative college . . . absolutely loves history – and a libertarian . . .not a jerk (at least to my face). . . . He wrote a paper . . . where he was supposed to contemplate whether . . . he would...
  • Update: Websense Blocking LGF? - Indeed They Are (corporation rolls over for moonbat left)

    04/03/2007 9:47:31 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 8 replies · 2,196+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 4-3-07 | Charles Johnson
    Tuesday, April 03, 2007 Update: Websense Blocking LGF? - Indeed They Are Received by an LGF reader who inquired about the Websense blocking situation: ——-Original Message——- From: Websense [...] Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 3:09 PM To: [...] Subject: Thank you for your Websense DB Update inquiry Thank you for writing to Websense. The site you submitted has been reviewed. We have found that it is best classified accordingly: - Racism and Hate For our category definitions, please refer to:[Link:] Please note that it is your organization’s Websense administrator who determines what categories are to be restricted. If...
  • Google Maps returns New Orleans to pre-Katrina status, leaving locals wondering why

    03/29/2007 7:44:30 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 11 replies · 165+ views
    CBS 2 LOS ANGELES ^ | 29 MARCH 2007 | AP
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Google's popular map portal has replaced post-Hurricane Katrina satellite imagery with pictures taken before the storm, leaving locals feeling like they're in a time loop and even fueling suspicions of a conspiracy. Scroll across the city and the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and everything is back to normal: Marinas are filled with boats, bridges are intact and parks are filled with healthy, full-bodied trees. ``Come on,'' said an incredulous Ruston Henry, president of the economic development association in New Orleans' devastated Lower 9th Ward. ``Just put in big bold this: 'Google, don't pull the wool over the...
  • The Democrat Media (vanity)

    10/22/2006 1:10:23 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 72 replies · 1,378+ views
    10/22/2006 | EV
    As everyone who has closely followed this election cycle knows, the bias towards the Democrats in the so-called MSM is at all time lows. IMO, it is ten times as bad as it has ever been. That's why I'm posting this vanity, and asking all my FReeper friends, in fact every Republican, to henceforth call the "media" what they really are: "The Democrat Media." I think if we do it will stick. Truth has a way of doing that...
  • YouTube erases 29,549 clips on Japan media demand

    10/20/2006 8:48:36 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 28 replies · 897+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:51 AM ET | Staff
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Google Inc.'s removed 29,549 video files from its popular Web site after receiving a demand from a group of Japanese media companies over copyright infringement, an industry group said on Friday. The television, music and movie clips had been posted without the permission of copyright holders, the Tokyo-based Japan Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers said in a statement. The group, which represents 23 media companies including TV networks and movie distributors, said it would ask YouTube to set up screening and other measures to block postings of unauthorized files. It also called on...
  • School for Scoundrels: NYT Teaches Reporters How to Destroy Records

    09/17/2006 6:36:22 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 55 replies · 1,712+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | September 16 | Al Brown
    The Fitzpatrick Plame investigation has spurred the New York Times into examining how their reporters conduct themselves. Apparently, the Gray Lady wants her staff to act more like terrorists and drug dealers. Reporters are being told to delete emails, destroy notes, and use disposable cell phones in order to stymie future investigations.
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • GLAAD Urges Caution in Reporting on Language in New York Marriage Decision (Mega Barf Alert!)

    07/06/2006 5:34:08 PM PDT · by DBeers · 23 replies · 1,796+ views
    GLAAD ^ | July 6, 2006 | Cindi Creager
    GLAAD Urges Caution in Reporting on Language in New York Marriage Decision NEW YORK - July 6 - The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) today urged media outlets reporting on the New York Court of Appeals' decision in Hernandez v. Robles, Samuels v. New York, and the state's other marriage cases to avoid uncritical reiteration of the plurality opinion's repeated use of the phrase "sexual preference" -- an inaccurate term for sexual orientation that violates Associated Press style guidelines. The AP Stylebook's entry for gay reads: "Used to describe men and women attracted to the same sex,...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..

    02/03/2006 11:07:42 AM PST · by Irontank · 162 replies · 4,890+ views
    Drudge Report ^ | February 3, 2006
    A woman accused of using racial epithets while waiting for food at a Connecticut Taco Bell drive-through window was arrested Wednesday. Jennifer Farrelly, 19, of East Windsor, has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace. Farrelly's boyfriend, Eric Satterlee, 22, of Ashford, was charged with breach of peace in the incident. On Dec. 18, Farrelly and Satterlee became frustrated by the slow service at the Taco Bell restaurant on Brookside Place, according to an arrest warrant. Farrelly banged on the drive-through window and called the Taco Bell attendant, Jamelle Byrd, a...
  • Arkansas - Slave paraphernalia ballot item can be resubmitted, Beebe says

    12/23/2005 10:21:33 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 32 replies · 720+ views
    Associated Press | December 23, 2005 | Andrew DeMillo
    LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Attorney General Mike Beebe says a proposed constitutional amendment to ban the sale of slave paraphernalia can be resubmitted for his review. Beebe rejected the proposal Thursday, saying it did not include a copy of the full measure for his review. He also noted several problems with the proposal including that it does not clearly define slave paraphernalia or slave items. But Beebe told Marquitta J. Corbin of Conway that she can submit the proposal again. Corbin wants to get the measure on the November ballot but the attorney general must first review the proposal...
  • Home grown terrorist (BNP on London attacks)

    07/13/2005 5:23:36 PM PDT · by rmlew · 112 replies · 1,871+ views
    BNP ^ | July 13, 2005 | Nick Griffin
    "Sooner or later there will be an Islamic terrorist attack in Britain. And when it does the terrorists will turn out to be either asylum seekers or second generation Pakistanis, probably from somewhere like Bradford.” I made that prediction at a private BNP meeting in the Reservoir Tavern in Keighley on 19th January 2004 – 18 months before the multiple Islamic suicide bombings which police last night admitted were carried out by second generation Pakistanis from Leeds and Dewsbury. By now, every newspaper and TV and radio station in the country will have reported these facts. So, 18 months on,...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...
  • Pupils must be taught a cleaner side of France's 'dirty war'

    03/31/2005 2:42:58 PM PST · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 1,807+ views
    The Times ^ | April 1, 2005 | Charles Bremner
    FRENCH historians are protesting against a new law that obliges schools to present the country’s colonial exploits in a favourable light, especially in Algeria, where hundreds of thousands were killed in the fight for independence.The row, which moved yesterday from academia to the tabloid newspapers, once again shows how deeply France still suffers from the trauma of the eight-year “dirty war” that led to the 1962 withdrawal from a land that was deemed part of French national territory. Although France was forced out of Indo-China and its African colonies while Britain was conducting its own painful colonial retreat, no conflict...