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  • [Bruce] Jenner Cancels Speaking Tour

    01/07/2016 5:24:41 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    [Bruce] Jenner has canceled h[is] upcoming speaking tour, Gossip Cop confirms. As Gossip Cop reported, Jenner's rep confirmed in October that [h]e would embark on a five-city tour with the women's lecture organization Unique Lives and Experiences. The tour was to be called "Up Close And Personal," ...at venues in Toronto, Vancouver, Denver, San Francisco, and Seattle beginning in late February. Tickets were on sale with prices ranging from $40 to $500 for a VIP package, depending on the location.
  • Donald Trump Has Just Gotten More Than 24 Hours of Free, Non-Damaging Publicity for Using One Word

    12/24/2015 8:33:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/24/2015 | Stephen Kruiser
    Here is a quick sampling of popular site (two political, one entertainment) headlines from tonight:These aren't all of the ones in my feed tonight, three is enough to give you the idea of the theme. Bear in mind that this is all more than 24 hours after his comment.Depending on which non-Trump ideological and emotional ground you've staked out this primary season, these Trump media episodes are either interminably frustrating, extraordinarily pathetic, or exceedingly amusing. I embrace both of the latter two choices as I always find the modern-day media pathetic and am quite amused by the way Trump...
  • Quentin Tarantino: the new face of #BlackLivesMatter

    10/25/2015 11:37:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Normally if I heard about Quentin Tarantino being on the streets of New York City and there were discussions of cops and shootings and violence I would simply assume he was working on his next film. This week, however, he was out there under just such conditions but the cameras belonged to the local news media and the script was written by the Black Lives Matter movement. Tarantino himself wasn’t being shy in the least and readily adopted the rhetoric of the worst aspects of these protesters, railing on about “murdering cops” as he promoted yet another hashtag… #RiseUpOctober (Yahoo...
  • After talking up money, Donald Trump isnt spending it

    10/07/2015 4:16:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 6, 2015 | Ari Melber
    Many Republicans have tried and failed to win the presidential nomination without support from the party establishment. Donald Trump argues he is different from those hopefuls because his wealth enables him to fund an insurgent campaign all by himself. But for all the talk about his money, so far, Trump isnt using it. Trump campaign officials say he has only spent about $2 million far less than fellow GOP candidates Dr. Ben Carson and Sen. Ted Cruz, for instance. each spent $5.5 million just through July, according to the latest FEC reports. Hillary Clintons campaign, meanwhile, spent $18 million...
  • Pregnant Grad Student's Demands for $1M From Pro-Lifers to Stop Her Abortion Is Publicity Stunt

    07/09/2015 8:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/09/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A controversial story in which an anonymous pregnant grad student set up a website asking pro-life supporters for $1 million or she would abort her baby has turned out to be a publicity stunt to promote a book. The website, called ProLifeAntiWoman.com, posted a story two weeks ago attributed to a 26-year-old pregnant woman who supposedly gave the "157 million Americans that identify as pro-life" the chance to save her unborn baby from being killed if they could collectively donate $1 million in three days starting from July 7 to July 10. "On July 7 I will start accepting donations...
  • Oprah: Generations marinated in racism will need to die out for discrimination to end

    11/17/2013 10:36:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 123 replies
    daily mail ^ | 11/17/13 | Staff
    Oprah Winfrey has said racism is still a problem around the world and the only way for it to end is for generations of racists to die out. In an interview with the BBC to coincide with the release of her latest film The Butler, the chat show host said generations had been marinated in racism. The 59-year-old added that President Obama was treated with disrespect because of the color of his skin and said she feels fortunate to have been born after segregation ended in the U.S. [Snip] She highlighted an incident in 2009 when Republican congressman Joe Wilson
  • Ted Cruz to Guest on Tonight Show with Jay Leno

    10/30/2013 2:10:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | 10/30/13 | Ted Johnson
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the political face of the recent government shutdown, will make his first late night TV appearance on Nov. 8 when he guests on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Cruzs appearance reflects the increasingly common trend of political figures, no matter how controversial, venturing into late night, often in hopes of softening their image or reaching audiences normally not tuned in to politics.
  • First lady of publicity? Outcry over Michelle Obamas FIVE television appearances in past two

    02/26/2013 9:26:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/26/13 | Beth Stebner
    The first lady has come under criticism for her recent media blitz, with some lambasting her for her unprecedented number of appearances on entertainment and programs. Michelle Obama has certainly made the rounds in the past week, from promoting an anti-obesity campaign with late night host Jimmy Fallon to her surprise Oscars appearance announcing the Best Picture winner. Critics complain that Mrs Obama is overstepping her reach and risks losing favor with the public for being overexposed.
  • Fox News fires back at REM in Losing My Religion cease-and-desist fight

    09/07/2012 9:45:19 PM PDT · by bronxville · 63 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09-07-2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday, the musical act R.E.M. sent a letter to the Fox News Channel insisting that it stop using its song Losing My Religion in its news coverage specifically this weeks Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage. Our music does not belong there, lead singer Michael Stipe said in a statement. Late Friday afternoon, Fox News returned the volley by arguing they were within their legal requirements and suggested it was a publicity stunt by R.E.M.....
  • Colorado Student Banned from Yearbook Over Racy Photo

    01/07/2012 4:12:02 PM PST · by Lmo56 · 55 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/7/12 | Katie Kindelan [ABC News Blog]
    A Colorado teenager whose yearbook picture was rejected for being too revealing is vowing to fight the ban with her high schools administration, but the editors of the yearbook insist it was their decision alone on the photo. The five student editors of the Durango High School yearbook in Durango, Col., told the Durango Herald they were the ones who made the call not to publish a picture of senior Sydney Spies posing in a short yellow skirt midriff and shoulder-exposing black shawl as her senior portrait. We are an award-winning yearbook. We dont want to diminish the quality with...
  • Publicity from fatal fight affecting officers' morale

    08/01/2011 7:32:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 8/1/11 | Denisse Salazar
    The death of a homeless man fatally injured during a fight with Fullerton police has captured the attention of the community and affected morale in the department. Kelly Thomas, 37, who was schizophrenic, died July 10, five days after the confrontation with six police officers at the Fullerton Transportation Center. Fullerton police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich said the department has received hundreds of phone calls and e-mails from across California and hundreds turned out to protest Saturday morning at the Fullerton police station. "It's not pleasant to see people in front of the police station calling the officers 'murderers,'" Goodrich said....
  • SEALs Angry At Attention, Want It Stopped

    05/13/2011 1:16:57 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 133 replies
    usnews.com ^ | May 13, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    U.S. Navy SEALs, like the teams that killed Osama bin Laden, are grateful for nation's show of support but are growing angry with the continued focus on their operation, tactics, and tools, claiming it could jeopardize future raids and their safety. "My friends in the community tell me they're very glad for the bit of attention they got," said former Pentagon deputy undersecretary Jed Babbin, "but at some point the best way to help them is to stop. You guys in the press have done a good job, but stop for God's sake, stop." [See photos of the reaction to...
  • Palin dominates media landscape: WI speech generates more news than Romney, Pawlenty announcements

    04/27/2011 12:13:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    OhMyGov! ^ | April 26, 2011 | Alex Salta
    After speaking at a Madison, Wisconsin, rally on April 16 in support of Governor Scott Walker's controversial public union policies Sarah Palin grabbed national headlines...but apparently not enough to satisfy the former Governor's sizable appetite for attention. In the hours following the rally, Palin's all around social media maven Rebecca Mansour took to the twitternets to scold the lamestream media she felt had unfairly ignored Palin's speech. Slate's David Weigel has a rundown of Mansour's complaints which we won't go over here, but suffice it to say Mansour would really like to know "what gives?" But according to research by...
  • Hate Crime or Publicity Stunt in Fairfield,Iowa Beating?

    03/08/2011 10:15:06 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AC ^ | Mar. 8th, 2011 | Sherry Tomfeld
    It isn't clear from the Des Moines Register article where Alshaibi's wife was during the beat down. He can't remember what house he was in. His excuse for barging into someone else's house is that he wanted to "get to know" his neighbors. If he himself was drinking, how drunk was he? Did he purposely get the 4 men riled? Did he give a description of the attackers to police? The article also said that he was treated at the scene for minor injuries, followed up by tests at a hospital on Sunday. He was allegedly found in a parking...
  • Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt

    11/19/2010 8:34:52 AM PST · by julieee
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt Minneapolis, MN -- The web site a Minnesota couple created seeking a public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion, taking the life of their 17-week unborn child, has been declared a pro-life stunt by both sides of the abortion debate. http://LifeNews.com/state-5681
  • Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt

    11/19/2010 8:34:42 AM PST · by julieee
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 19, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Couple's Abortion Vote Site Declared a Pro-Life Publicity Stunt Minneapolis, MN -- The web site a Minnesota couple created seeking a public vote on whether or not they should have an abortion, taking the life of their 17-week unborn child, has been declared a pro-life stunt by both sides of the abortion debate. http://LifeNews.com/state-5681
  • First Lady's military publicity stunt?

    06/14/2010 11:51:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 962+ views
    laura ingraham ^ | 6/14/10 | staff
    After meeting with wounded Marines, first lady Michelle Obama told thousands of troops and their families Sunday that she is launching a national challenge to Americans to find ways to support them. Since her husband took office, Obama has been visiting bases across the country as part of her mission to improve the quality of life for military families. She called Camp Pendleton and the surrounding Southern California cities a model for community support of troops. But California Republicans called the event a publicity stunt to help Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., who is running for a fourth term and has...
  • Sunderland "reality" show preplanned before Abby's misadventure

    06/13/2010 7:22:19 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 84 replies · 1,942+ views
    (Info derived from linked article) Sunderland "reality" show was preplanned before Abby's misadventure: Adventures in Sunderland (Reality TV Show) Distribution Rights: Magnetic Entertainment Exec Producer: Magnetic Entertainment "A family oriented Adventure show, based on the Sunderland Family of Thousand Oaks, CA. We follow the family in their day-to-day lives as shipbuilder Laurence Sunderland and mother/teacher Marianne try to balance work and family." http://www.magneticent.com/html/projects.htm "Magnetic Entertainment" is the sponsor of the ill-fated voyage. (pdf list of sponsors) http://abbysunderland.com/images/sponsors/abby_sponsorship.pdf
  • 'Dog the Bounty Hunter' admits to cheating after Jesse James story

    03/19/2010 11:20:50 PM PDT · by tlb · 54 replies · 2,676+ views
    Philadelphia Examiner ^ | March 19, 2010 | Matt Carter
    Just after admitting he was "astonished" hearing about Jesse James' alleged affair on Sandra Bullock with Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, Duane Chapman from "Dog the Bounty Hunter" has told the world about his own infidelity. According to TMZ, "Dog" was on a Minnesota radio station when he admitted to being a cheater -- and then went on to say that his wife had no knowledge of it. (Note to Chapman: she's certainly going to know about it now!) There's no word yet on if, like Jesse, the "other woman" involved in this case is a tattoo model decorated with controversial statements.
  • Fox holds 'Wall Street' sequel (Oliver Stone gunning for Cannes as Michael Moore did)

    03/16/2010 7:55:12 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 390+ views
    Variety ^ | 03/10/10 | PAMELA MCCLINTOCK
    Fox holds 'Wall Street' sequel Studio to release 'Money Never Sleeps' on Sept. 24 By PAMELA MCCLINTOCK With an invite from the Cannes Film Festival likely coming, 20th Century Fox is pushing back the release of Oliver Stone's "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" from April 23 to Sept. 24. Insiders say the film has a strong shot at being included in the fest, which runs May 12-23. Fox would not comment. The sequel returns Michael Douglas return in the role of Gordon Gekko, starring opposite Shia LaBeouf, Carey Mulligan and Josh Brolin. Stone's film picks up 23 years after his...
  • Barack and Michelle Obama: Mr&Mrs show irks voters

    11/01/2009 3:17:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies · 3,895+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 11/01/09 | Tony Allen-Mills
    Barack and Michelle Obama: Mr&Mrs show irks voters As political woes mount, not all have been won over by the first couples intimate revelations Tony Allen-Mills in Washington With difficult state elections and a crucial military decision looming, President Barack Obama sat down with his wife Michelle last month to give an in-depth magazine interview about a subject that has hitherto not ranked highly on the White House political agenda the state of the first couples marriage. The president used the occasion to complain that when he recently hopped aboard Air Force One to fly his wife to New...
  • Questions About Facebook

    10/08/2009 8:33:33 PM PDT · by redheadtoo · 31 replies · 1,195+ views
    10-09-09 | redheadtoo
    I am thinking of getting a facebook page. Some friends, and I, wish to start a joint blog to promote our group. Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing? All the facebook users that I know, just use the page to find old friends. But I want to use it for business purposes. I would appreciate you sharing some of your knowledge
  • REPORT ALL THE ALIENS @ 1-866-666-6001

    08/14/2009 3:29:07 PM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 18 replies · 1,527+ views
    P. Jackson
    Enough already with these aliens!
  • Obama Complains About Lack of Privacy

    01/06/2009 5:01:34 PM PST · by John Semmens · 22 replies · 1,195+ views
    President-Elect Barack Obama says his patience with the media is running thin. Everywhere I go, theyre there, Obama complained. Im barraged with questions. My every movement is photographed and analyzed. I cant seem to get a moments peace. Obama says he isnt buying the argument that this is par-for-the-course if youre President of the United States. I didnt mind it so much during the campaign, Obama admitted. I needed the exposure then. But enoughs enough. From now on, information will be given out on a need-to-know basis. If I think theres something that some people need to know Ill issue...
  • Don't Blame Oprah (Minor Barf, Whitewash) (Sarah Palin)

    09/15/2008 8:17:32 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 23 replies · 325+ views
    Creators Syndicate (Creators.com) ^ | Sept, 15, 2008 | Susan Estrich
    Poor Oprah. Of course, Oprah is not poor by anyone's definition (we should all be so poor), but she found herself between a rock and a hard place on the question of whether to invite the newest, and right now probably the biggest, celebrity in the world on her show.Of course, the ratings would be huge. And when someone in the entertainment business decides NOT to do something that would garner unbelievable ratings and attention, that decision is always subject to scrutiny.Having endorsed Obama, and having taken heat for it, Oprah has since tried to keep her personal politics separate...
  • China: Are Olympics Sponsorships Worth It?

    08/04/2008 6:16:13 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 77+ views
    Business Week ^ | 07/31/08 | Frederik Balfour and Reena Jana
    Are Olympics Sponsorships Worth It? For some, not anymore. High-profile Beijing Olympics sponsors Kodak and Lenovo are pulling the plug on future Games by Frederik Balfour and Reena Jana With the opening ceremonies for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games just days away, corporate sponsors are getting ready to do victory laps of their own. This year's Olympics have been hyped as a blockbuster for marketers, a chance to ride the wave of Chinese national pride that may translate into billions of dollars in sales of Adidas sneakers, McDonald's (MCD) Big Macs, or General Electric (GE) wind turbines.
  • China's Ex-Envoy to Korea Accused of Leaks (leaked Kim Jong-il's China visit in Jan., 2006)

    02/21/2007 9:58:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 519+ views
    Chosun Ilbo | 02/22/07
    China's Ex-Envoy to Korea Accused of Leaks Former Chinese ambassador to Korea Li Bin has been accused by China of disclosing state secrets related to North Korean leader Kim Jong-ils visit to China last January, according to a report Wednesday in Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News. According to the article, the accusations against Li may be related to reports on Kim's plans to visit China that appeared in the South Korean and Japanese press. Typically, Kim's visits to China are not disclosed by the Chinese government until after he has left, and then only in passing. The Hong Kong...
  • Of Gay Sheep, Science and Peril of Bad Publicity

    01/24/2007 10:41:21 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 24 replies · 988+ views
    NYT ^ | 01/25/07 | JOHN SCHWARTZ
    Of Gay Sheep, Science and Peril of Bad Publicity By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: January 25, 2007 Charles Roselli set out to discover what makes some sheep gay. Then the news media and the blogosphere got hold of the story. Dr. Roselli, a researcher at the Oregon Health and Science University, has searched for the past five years for physiological factors that might explain why about 8 percent of rams seek sex exclusively with other rams instead of ewes. The goal, he says, is to understand the fundamental mechanisms of sexual orientation in sheep. Other researchers might some day build on...
  • Madonna adopts mud hut baby

    10/12/2006 11:29:04 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 87 replies · 2,347+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | October 13, 2006 | David Blair
    A boy from an isolated village in Malawi's rugged bush was handed into the care of Madonna yesterday when a judge approved the pop star's adoption papers.David Banda was born in a mud hut 18 months ago. His mother, Marita, gave birth without a nurse or medical equipment, save for a plastic sheet. She died days later. The High Court in Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, plucked David from his home village of Lipunga, where children in rags play in the dust beside women pounding maize, and gave him a symbol of Western popular culture for a foster mother. Mr Justice Andrew...
  • PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind?

    09/12/2006 5:28:06 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 775+ views
    Kyunghyang Shinmun ^ | 09/11/06 | Hong In-pyo
    /begin my translation PLA Maneuvers with Intervention to N. Korea in Mind? 09/11/06 China's PLA is reportedly conducting training exercises designed to cope with crisis in Korean Peninsula Chinese state media, Xinhua, reported, "Total of 6,000 troops, made up of mechanized infantry brigade(3,000) from Shenyang Military District and its opponents(3,000), an armored brigade from Beijing Military District, went into training exercises against biochemical, naval, and aerial attacks. It started on Sept. 5 on a training base under Beijing Military District, located on a steppe in Inner Mongolia." 190th Mechanized Infantry Brigade of 39th Corps under Shenyang Military District finished map...
  • N. Korea: Kim Jong-il's China Visit Cancelled For Now, To Be Tried Again Soon

    09/06/2006 6:15:40 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 539+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 09/06/06 | Hwang Jae-hoon
    /begin my translationKim Jong-il's China Visit Cancelled For Now, ButTriedAgainSoon"N. Korean advance team still staying in China...N. Korea still wanted the visit" (Seoul=Yonhap News) Hwang Jae-hoon =Kim Jong-il'splan to visit China was leaked prematurely to the outside, and itwas cancelled, butthey will give it another try soon, according to a (new) claim. Chang Sung-min, head of Peace Forum for World andN.E. Asia, has told Yonhap News on Sept. 6, 'Ilearned it fromacredible source on KimJong-il.' He said, "It is true that Kim wanted to visit China between Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 and have ameeting with President Hu Jintao. However,...
  • Filmmaker Sues U.S. Over Iraq Detention

    07/08/2006 10:06:35 AM PDT · by radar101 · 43 replies · 975+ views
    L. A Times ^ | 8 JULY 2006 | Henry Weinstein,
    A Los Angeles filmmaker who was imprisoned in Iraq for 55 days sued Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other high-ranking military officials Friday, alleging that his detention violated his civil rights, the law of nations and the Geneva Convention. Mark D. Rosenbaum, legal director of the ACLU of Southern California, said the suit is the first civil action challenging the constitutionality of the U.S. government's detention and hearing policies in Iraq. Cyrus Kar, 45, of Los Feliz was freed a year ago, just days after the American Civil Liberties Union sued seeking his release. The new lawsuit, filed in...
  • How New Graduates Can Succeed in American Companies

    06/24/2006 5:46:13 PM PDT · by G. Stolyarov II · 1 replies · 344+ views
    TheBizofKnowledge ^ | June 22, 2006 | Dr. Bill Belew
    Jack Welch gives advice on how the new graduate can succeed in American companies. It seems to be good advice to succeed in any company -- anywhere. His number one piece of advice: OVERDELIVER - This is very un-American -- and very un-student-like. In school, students learn to meet certain objectives -- answer certain questions within certain time parameters. In the workforce -- it's not that way anymore. To get an A+ in business, Welch says, a person -- 22 years old or 62 years old -- needs to: 1. Expand the organization's expectations of what you can do --...
  • Pendleton braces for trial hoopla

    06/24/2006 6:05:36 AM PDT · by radar101 · 5 replies · 374+ views
    San Diego Union ^ | June 24, 2006 | Rick Rogers
    Camp Pendleton officials are busy adding spokesmen, bringing in more military lawyers and brainstorming to find ways to accommodate the roughly 150 reporters covering the case of eight service members who are accused of killing an Iraqi man without cause. If those logistical challenges aren't enough, base commanders also must deal with the scores of people who have gathered in front of Camp Pendleton's main gate every Saturday for the past three weeks. The visitors are protesting the detention of the defendants, who are confined in the base brig. They're expected to hold a further demonstration today. The military should...
  • Associated Press Denied Credentials to Cover LPGA Events

    02/22/2006 7:19:00 PM PST · by willieroe · 10 replies · 876+ views
    CBS SportsLine.com ^ | February 22, 2006 | Associated Press
    KAPOLEI, Hawaii -- The Associated Press was denied credentials to cover the LPGA Fields Open tournament Wednesday in a dispute over new restrictions on use of its stories and photos. AP reporter Jaymes Song was not allowed on the course during Wednesday's practice rounds or in the media room to cover Michelle Wie's news conference after refusing to sign the credential form with the new restrictions. Freelance photographer Ronen Zilberman also refused to sign the form and was denied a credential. The tournament begins Thursday. Without an agreement, AP sports editor Terry Taylor said the AP will not provide photographs...
  • Added Guantanamo Hearing Deals With Pre-trial Publicity

    01/13/2006 4:26:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 143+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 13, 2005 | Kathleen T. Rhem
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Jan. 13, 2006 An extra hearing yesterday in the case of a Canadian teen accused of murdering a U.S. Army medic in Afghanistan dealt with acceptable levels of pre-trial publicity. Presiding Officer Marine Col. Robert S. Chester, an experienced military judge, ruled that public comments made by the prosecution did not damage the defense's case. Muneer Ahmad, civilian defense attorney for Omar Ahmed Khadr, requested Jan. 11 that Chester prevent chief prosecutor Air Force Col. Morris Davis from making inflammatory comments in the media. In particular, Ahmad, a law professor at American University, objected...
  • Hacker accesses customer information from database manager Acxiom

    08/07/2003 8:26:06 PM PDT · by Brian S · 64 replies · 637+ views
    <p>A computer hacker gained access to private files at Acxiom Corp., one of the world's largest consumer database companies, and was able to download sensitive information about some customers of the company's clients, the company said Thursday.</p> <p>"The data on the servers was a wide variety of information, some of which was personal, some of which was not," Jennifer Barrett, the company's chief privacy officer, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. The AP was notified of the intrusion by an anonymous caller who would not identify himself or his connection with the company.</p>
  • Sheehan arrested at White House

    10/26/2005 10:16:03 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 117 replies · 3,817+ views
    US police have arrested Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq who has become a prominent war opponent, along with two dozen people for demonstrating without authorisation in front of the White House. Ms Sheehan became an icon of the anti-war movement when she camped outside President George W Bush's ranch in Texas during his August vacation, demanding he meet her for a second time. Ms Sheehan had met the President earlier with a group of families of fallen soldiers. Ms Sheehan and the other protesters staged a "die-in" in front of the the White House,...
  • CA: Push for publicity comes as special election campaign appears to be struggling

    08/05/2005 8:10:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 208+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 8/5/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- Amid the first signs of possible trouble in raising money for his special election campaign, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is sending top administration officials out looking for free media -- beginning with a stop in Bakersfield next Tuesday. Tom Campbell, the governor's finance director, and Margaret Fortune, a senior education adviser, will hold "an informal discussion" with Bakersfield business and community leaders about the issues in the election, said Todd Harris, spokesman for the governor's campaign organization. Details on the time and place of the event had not been worked out Thursday, Harris said, but the media will be...
  • 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...
  • Terrorist Television

    07/23/2005 7:49:06 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 630+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2005 | Editorial Leader
    Media: As Telesur, Hugo Chavez's new South American TV network, goes on the air, it's billed as a pan-American alternative to CNN. Knowing Chavez, sensible minds fear a propaganda machine. It's much worse. Ahead of its first broadcast Sunday, Telesur released a ghastly news trailer featuring one of the hemisphere's grimmest narco terrorists, Manuel "Sureshot" Marulanda. This professional killer leads the 13,000-strong FARC Marxist guerrillas who have terrorized Colombia for 40 years. As Sureshot preened before Telesur cameras, Telesur officials justified their free publicity for him as newsworthiness. "Do they think Sureshot doesn't exist?" said Director-General Aram Aharonian, a Uruguayan...
  • UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses

    07/16/2005 6:52:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies · 2,139+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Jul 14 2005 | Aoife White
    http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/cmp/20050715/tc_cmp/165702500 UN Panel: No Single Nation Should Control Internet Addresses Aoife White Thu Jul 14, 9:38 PM ET BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP)--A U.N. panel created to recommend how the Internet should be run in the future has failed to reach consensus but did agree that no single country should dominate. The United States stated two weeks ago that it intended to maintain control over the computers that serve as the Internet's principal traffic cops. In a report released Thursday, the U.N. panel outlined four possible options for the future of Internet governance for world leaders to consider at a November "Information...
  • Red Alert... list of Left groups plan to surround the Whitehouse on Sept 24th

    07/14/2005 12:53:28 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 127 replies · 8,101+ views
    Here is the list so far for sponcers to this hate America fest: ANSWER Code Pink UFPJ NION Al Awda World Workers Party Ruckas Revolutionary Communist party Moveon.org ACORN Campus Antiwar Network International Socialist Org Greens Party Muslim Student Association CPUSA
  • Conservatives Make Mistake Not Supporting Ed Klein's Book - (isn't this what Rush also says?)

    06/27/2005 1:23:18 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 41 replies · 1,333+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 27, 2005 | JOHN LeBOUTILLIER
    In the midst of the media firestorm over Ed Klein's blockbuster book, "The Truth About Hillary," we can see the moral cowardice and equivocation that can destroy our nation from within. Yes, the very effective Clinton spin machine has worked with their allies in the so-called Mainstream Media to censor Klein and keep him off the TV airwaves. But that was to be expected. NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC and CNN are all predictable. They are all left-leaning - and they all succumbed to pro-Hillary pressure. Like all liberals they talk one game and live another. Diversity' and freedom of choice'...
  • Jane Fonda's Apology: So Far I'm Sorry I Got Caught - (says it all!)

    04/22/2005 7:10:56 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 47 replies · 2,746+ views
    THE RANT.US ^ | APRIL 17, 2005 | NOEL S. WILLIAMS
    Its no coincidence that Jane Fondas new book, My Life So Far, precedes the release of her new movie Monster-in-Law. Thats just good old-fashioned Hollywood promotion; however, something went wrong on the way to Larry Kings forum she did not apologize for her activities in Vietnam. Yes, her publicity blitz expresses regrets, but there is no heartfelt apology. When the avuncular interviewer actually asked a challenging question about her nefarious goings on it was clear Jane hadnt rehearsed her lines heres her sincere response: Im sorry I was photographed sitting on an anti-aircraft gun. Wow, her arrogance and...
  • OPERATION FALCON Or Operation Horsefeathers ?

    04/15/2005 10:01:49 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 1 replies · 293+ views
    04/15/05 | vanity
    -OPERATION FALCON- (Or Operation Horsefeathers ?) A massive roundup of fugitives has been carried on over the past few days, on a nationwide scale.Newscasters tell us - breathlessly-10,000 fugitives have been "taken off the streets" !! Really ? Such fugitive roundups are nothing new. I was involved in them (peripherally) once or twice a year for at least 5 years before I retired.They work like this: Every police department in the nation has a backlog of fugitive warrants. Most are for failure to appear minor offenses,but a hefty percentage involve non-appearance on more serious matters. Periodically, the US Marshal's Service...
  • Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...

    01/06/2005 11:36:29 AM PST · by Maria Fdez-Valmayor · 65 replies · 7,946+ views
    Atlantis News Agency. APP. EFE. AFP. Madrid. Spain. ^ | 01-06-2005 | Antonio Beltrn Martinez
    Recent News! They discover proof that Atlantis did not submerge complete but only one part...By Salvador Morales. Atlantis News Agency. Madrid, Spain. 01-06-2005. The Spanish investigator and scriptologist, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano, has discovered paleographical proofs that in fact the island or peninsula (Nsos) denominated like Atlantis or Atlantic, it was divided in two parts below the sea. To date all atlantologists and students of the Timaeus and the Critias de Plato had thought that in texts of the Greek philosophist narrated the collapse of the all island or Atlantis peninsula, nevertheless, Georgeos Diaz-Montexano has reviewed the oldest texts known writings in...
  • Hardee's Monster Burger Creates Uproar (pics)

    12/07/2004 10:27:12 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 227 replies · 7,234+ views
    A Monster Thickburger bought by a reporter Monday at a St. Louis Hardee's was presented appealingly enough, wrapped neatly in light paper and standing a whopping 2 1/2 inches tall inside a box. But the double-pattied behemoth, bought as part of combo with French fries and a drink, stretched the mouth and stomach, too much for the reporter to absorb in one sitting.
  • FOX NEWS, John Podesta, "Hillary, as the VP..."

    11/18/2004 5:44:54 AM PST · by bannie · 28 replies · 2,753+ views
    Fox News ^ | 19 NOV 94 | self
    THIS AM...on Fox News, Podesta was being interviewed about the library. When asked about the extend of the displays about shillery, he said that...she was important..."as the vice president." He didn't say, "as was the vice president."
  • CNN's Inside politics report that Rove offered Nelson (D. Ne) Sec of Agriculture..Rove is BRILLIANT

    11/17/2004 1:01:51 PM PST · by ken5050 · 225 replies · 12,412+ views
    INside politics..CNN
    Judy (hmmm?) Woodruff just had a report that Karl Rove had offered Nebraska Sen Ben Nelson the post of Secretary of Agriculture. Nelson is up in 2006...and facing a hard race from popular GOP Gov Mike Johanns. Nelson is among the most conservative of Senate Dems..Does this make sense, because Nelson votes with the GOP on most of the key issues..?