Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Build-A-Bearville Under the North Star 3/3 - Man Made Global Warming

The Mediaite 50: Innovators And Influencers Who Shook Up 2009 | Online | Mediaite

The Mediaite 50: Innovators And Influencers Who Shook Up 2009 | Online | Mediaite

50. Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo

49. Richard Rosenblatt and Shawn Colo, Demand Media

48. Kevin Rose, Digg

47. The Cast of MTV’s Jersey Shore, Seaside Heights, NJ

46. David Ko, Yahoo

45. Soledad O’Brien, CNN

44. Scott Moore, MSN

43. Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone

42. Christiane Amanpour, CNN

41. Wanda Sykes, Fox

40. Martha Nelson, Time Inc.

39. Jay Penske, Mail.com Media Corp

38. Mark Knoller, CBS News Radio

37. Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times

36. Nick Denton, Gawker Media

35. Steve Lacy, Meredith Corp

34. Tim Armstrong, Aol.

33. Andrew Lack, Bloomberg

32. George Lopez, TBS

31. Joy Behar, HLN

30. Eliot Spitzer, MSNBC

29. Johnathan Rodgers, TV One

28. Jake Tapper, ABC News

27. Lauren Zalaznick, NBC Universal

26. Stephen Colbert, Comedy Central

25. Michelle Malkin, HotAir, MichelleMalkin.com

24. Rachel Maddow, MSNBC

23. Erin Andrews, ESPN

22. Joe Scarborough, MSNBC

21. Katie Couric, CBS News

20. Bill O’Reilly, Fox News

19. Jon Meacham, Newsweek

18. George Stephanopoulos, ABC News

17. David Letterman, CBS

16. John Harris and Jim VandeHei, Politico

15. Tina Brown, The Daily Beast

14. Andrew Breitbart, Breitbart.com

13. Diane Sawyer, ABC News

12. Lorne Michaels, Saturday Night Live

11. Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

10. Oprah Winfrey, Harpo Productions

09. Rupert Murdoch, News Corp.

08. Sarah Palin

07. Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

06. Glenn Beck, Fox News

05. Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post

04. Harvey Levin, TMZ

03. Brian Roberts, Comcast

02. Biz Stone, Twitter

01. Roger Ailes, Fox News

Build-A-Bearville Under the North Star 2/3 - No More North Pole

It's Barry from DC on the phone...

Really... I mean really? Go back to running the country please.
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President Obama recently called in to a local D.C. radio program to congratulate Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, who was a guest on the show. Some will note how relaxed, down-to-earth and charming the President was. Others will ask “how does the most powerful man in the world have time for this cheap publicity stunt with so many critical issues on his plate?”

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Build-A-Bearville Under the North Star 1/3 - One Global World

MOBILE BULLETIN - 0035GMT - 23 Dec 09

At the risk of sounding heartless...

If doing his job, the job he was elected to do, is so hard on him. Maybe he should retire. He doesn't represent me, but I would be unsettled if I knew someone who was supposed to be serving to protect my interests was so incapacitated.
clipped from gawker.com

The Washington Post's Ezra Klein describes the GOP's delay tactics, which involve forcing every Democratic senator—even the ones who are only marginally capable of physically performing their duties as U.S. senators—to show up in the chamber as "vicious and cruel":

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Barrasso confirms that Inhofe missed health care vote after Coburn's prayer request

The poor pay the most

No matter what the nature of loss, either natural disaster or acts of terrorism and war, it is always the poor that pay the most. The rich have more insulation in the form of greater resources, often more dispersed in the economy and geographically. A poor person has one house, a rich person may have multiple houses, more likely to be insured against loss. The poor also don't have the same means of escaping danger as the rich do. They can't flee the country, they can't fly away on a plane, or speed away in their cars.
clipped from www.csmonitor.com

On Tuesday, the latest Taliban bomb went off in Peshawar, killing three. The Taliban targets upscale buildings and neighborhoods, but many of the injured – and those hit hardest economically by the bombings in Pakistan – are the poor.

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Giuliani won't run for governor or Senate, reports say

Giuliani won't run for governor or Senate, reports say: "

Giuliani, former New York mayor, is expected Tuesday to endorse Rick Lazio for governor. That takes him out of that race, and now it doesn't appear he'll run for the Senate, either.

I feel like I can sleep a little better at night now.

Every breath you take, they'll be watching you...

This could be a good thing for law enforcement and the public. There are doubtlessly circumstances where police are wrongly accused for taking actions that were reasonable. As the clip below points out, it could serve to keep officer behavior in line, knowing it will be on camera.

However, an important tool that isn't mentioned in the story is a citizen police review board. It is easy for a group of officers to sit around and justify what others might see as abusive behavior. What is needed is a group of citizens, who can review the video, and respond to complaints. Such a body removed from the structure of the department is less likely to overlook abuse, and will give citizens a real feeling police work for them, not to control them.
clipped from www.csmonitor.com

In many cases, the mere presence of the camera can change the interaction between police and the public. “Just the awareness of being recorded [means officers are] a little more careful they are maintaining policy,” Mr. Fergus says.

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Kirsten is Camera Shy

Kirsten is Camera Shy:

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