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  • Cuba signs deal for faster internet access to Google content

    12/14/2016 8:14:00 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 December 2016
    Cuba's state-run telecommunications company Etecsa has signed a deal with Google that will enable faster access to content from the American company. Under the deal, the technology giant will install servers in Cuba to improve connectivity speeds to Google services, including Gmail and YouTube. Google and Etecsa have reached their agreement in the final weeks of Barack Obama's presidency. It is not clear whether his successor will change US policies towards Cuba. President Obama restored relations with Cuba earlier this year, after more than five decades of hostility between the two former Cold War rivals. Donald Trump has made arguments...
  • The Dakota Access Pipeline and the rule of law — facts matter

    12/14/2016 7:58:21 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 9 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 12/12/2016 | Miki Kolobara
    Watching the events and the court case surrounding the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, I appreciate that people are paying attention to any negative environmental impact an oil pipeline may have. At the same time, I cringe at the coverage and the absence of important factual information related to the pipeline’s legal permitting process. When I hear celebrities on the news claim the Dakota Access Pipeline is going through the heart of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s land, I expect the reporters to correct them. The media should tell us that the pipeline follows existing utility easements (including the existing gas...
  • What Dakota Access Pipeline protesters aren't telling you

    11/25/2016 10:38:49 AM PST · by sit-rep · 42 replies
    WDAZ 8 ^ | 11-15-2016 | Shawn McCoy
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio—With the help of celebrities and professional activists, protests of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota attracted international attention. The shouting and violence have drawn sympathy from people who are hearing only one side of the story — the one told by activists. Were the full story to be heard, much, if not all, of that sympathy would vanish.
  • Trump team said it could have done better on press access

    11/16/2016 11:06:59 AM PST · by EveningStar · 60 replies
    AP ^ | November 16, 2016 | Julie Pace and Ken Thomas
    Donald Trump's transition team said Wednesday it could have offered "better communication" after the incoming president emerged from his New York skyscraper Tuesday night for the first time in days and moved about the nation's largest city without a pool of journalists to ensure the public has knowledge of his whereabouts. Trump spent about two hours dining with family at the 21 Club, a restaurant a few blocks from his Trump Tower residence. Journalists were only aware that Trump was leaving home when they spotted a large motorcade pulling away from the building, including an ambulance with lights flashing. Spokesman...
  • Huma Abedin Granted Access To Hillary Based On Clinton Global Initiative Donor Status

    10/26/2016 9:49:13 AM PDT · by maggief · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 26, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    Newly released emails show that Hillary Clinton’s top State Department adviser, Huma Abedin, granted access to the then-secretary of state during overseas diplomatic visits based upon Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) donor status. A Dec. 4, 2012 email obtained by Citizens United and shared exclusively with The Daily Caller shows that Paul McElearney, CGI’s head of member development, emailed Abedin asking if he could meet with Hillary Clinton during her trip to Ireland two days later. Abedin said that she could accommodate McElearney, and he then asked if several other people, including two CGI sponsors, could also meet Clinton. McElearney forwarded...
  • Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security (warrantless access browser history)

    10/11/2016 11:54:56 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | 10/09/2016 | CECILIA KANG
    Ron Wyden Discusses Encryption, Data Privacy and Security Q. What is the state of encryption and other security debates on Capitol Hill? A. This is going to be a big, big two months. First, obviously, there are those who want to weaken encryption. They are still at it. Then, the F.B.I. wants authority to circumvent court oversight to obtain Americans’ browsing histories. Third, there is what’s known as Rule 41, where the F.B.I. wants the authority to hack thousands or millions of hacking victims with one warrant from a single judge. "Q: What else is coming up for consideration...
  • Shock UN agreement grants thousands of migrants FREE ACCESS to scores of countries

    09/21/2016 1:43:45 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 36 replies
    Express UK ^ | 09/21/2016 | Patrick Christys
    Shock UN agreement grants thousands of migrants FREE ACCESS to scores of countries | World | News | Daily Express WORLD Shock UN agreement grants thousands of migrants FREE ACCESS to scores of countries HUNDREDS of thousands of refugees will be granted free access to 50 countries as the global political community agrees to share the burden of the migrant crisis. By Patrick Christys 04:22, Wed, Sep 21, 2016 | UPDATED: 18:06, Wed, Sep 21, 2016
  • Changes in Fort Huachuca access coming in August

    05/03/2015 8:18:59 AM PDT · by SandRat · 15 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    FORT HUACHUCA — Following the issuance of new orders pertaining to access to Army installations last year, Fort Huachuca officials are preparing to implement a new series of criteria that will affect a majority of people wanting to go onto the post. Beginning Aug. 3, visitors, contractors and anyone else 18 years old or older who want access to Fort Huachuca and do not already have a Department of Defense identification card will be subject to a background check before being allowed access to the post. Military retirees, military family members, Gold Star ID holders and those with a Common...
  • Germany to expand disability rights

    03/28/2015 1:03:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 27 Mar 2015 15:58 GMT+01:00 | (DPA/The Local)
    A representative of the German Labor Ministry went before a UN Committee on Friday to discuss the government’s plan for improved rights for disabled people. Parliamentary state secretary to the Labor Ministry, Gabriele Lösekrug-Möller, went before the committee to explain the government’s plan to put Germany in line with UN standards. […] The government is developing 200 measures aimed at bettering the lives of some 7.5 million Germans living with disabilities. …
  • The great Obamacare-Medicaid bait 'n' switch

    01/12/2015 2:34:59 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 12, 2015 | By Jake Novak
    Hey, are you one of the 9.7 million Americans who have been put onto the Medicaid rolls since 2013 mostly as a result of theAffordable Care Act? Congratulations! But that and $2.75 will get you one ride on the New York City subway. That's because finding a doctor who accepts Medicaid payments – never all that easy to do even before 2013 – is getting harder than ever thanks to a steep drop in reimbursement rates for doctors who treat patients on Medicaid. When I say "steep," I mean it. We're talking an average of 43 percent nationwide and almost...
  • Fort access orders lengthens gate times

    10/28/2014 1:44:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Motorists traveling on to Fort Huachuca for work in the morning are advised to give themselves more time than usual after a change in policy has resulted in a more thorough check of identification cards for people entering the installation. On Monday morning, congestion at the Main Gate was backed up far enough that drivers were blocking the intersection of Buffalo Soldier Trail and Fry Boulevard. Sierra Vista police officers issued at least two verbal or written warnings to motorists, and are hoping that driver’s will remember not to block the intersection in the future. After Monday’s...
  • NBC Paid Chelsea Clinton $600,000 to Do Nothing, Basically

    06/14/2014 7:12:17 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 49 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/13/14 | Joe Coscarelli
    Former first child (now with child) Chelsea Clinton had a $600,000 annual contract at NBC News, Politico reports, where she served as a "special correspondent" and was deemed to be mostly useless, if not "one of the most boring people of her era." That deal is over now, but Clinton is still being paid by the network (which has also hired Luke Russert, Meghan McCain, and Jenna Bush ... ) on a month-to-month basis, with complicating factors including her pregnancy and the good odds her mother is running for president. -snip- That work included little of note, either journalistically or...
  • Organizing for Action revamps rules after firing fundraiser

    03/04/2014 10:27:43 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 4, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Organizing for Action is revamping its fundraising practices and fired a fundraiser amid questions about whether the group was promising access to Obama administration officials in exchange for donations. Samantha Maltzman, a top fundraiser for the Democratic group with strong ties to President Obama, resigned from the organization after NBC News obtained emails between her and Dr. Munr Kazmir, a New Jersey businessman, explicitly listing prices to attend a summit last week with the president. The emails conflicted with a pledge by former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, who wrote in an op-ed last year that “we can't and we...
  • Andrews blocking FR again

    02/10/2014 5:10:08 AM PST · by jagusafr · 20 replies
    Today | Jagusafr
    Here we go again - pulling a week of duty at JB Andrews and they've placed FR on the naughty list. Argh.
  • Limit on Access Stirs Tensions Between White House Photographer and Press Corps

    12/01/2013 7:20:00 PM PST · by Theoria · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Nov 2013 | Mark Landler
    Few ceremonies at the White House over the last five years have eluded the lens of Pete Souza, President Obama’s chief photographer and almost constant companion. One that did was Mr. Souza’s wedding, which was held last month in the Rose Garden with the president among 35 friends and family members on hand. Permitting a private citizen to use the Rose Garden for a personal event is extraordinarily unusual, and it attests to the deep ties the president and his photographer have forged, as Mr. Souza has shadowed Mr. Obama on virtually every day of his presidency. Now, though, Mr....
  • The Fourth Obamacare Shock Wave Is About To Reach Us

    11/16/2013 7:43:44 PM PST · by tobyhill · 85 replies
    forbes ^ | 11/16/2013 | Jim Powell
    Obamacare is intensifying the doctor shortage – though not in ways that were anticipated. Everybody seems to have expected that Obamacare would sign up some 30 million people who don’t have health insurance, and they would overwhelm doctors’ offices. But these people – especially the young and healthy whose sky-high Obamacare premiums were supposed to finance everybody else’s subsidies – have stayed away. They know a bad deal when they see one. Although the young and healthy aren’t going for Obamacare, the doctor shortage is intensifying, because government intervention generally is making it more expensive and difficult for doctors to...
  • Obamacare: Fewer options for many - "big black hole"

    10/29/2013 1:30:23 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2913 | Jen Christensen
    (CNN) -- Some of Thomas Harte's New Hampshire neighbors are frustrated by the Affordable Care Act's insurance marketplaces but not for the reasons you might expect. Harte is an insurance broker. He still has his share of frustrations with the marketplace websites, but the growing number of complaints he hears come from clients and fellow brokers who have seen the policies these marketplaces offer. Nationally the marketplaces offer tens of thousands of different policies with a wide variety of coverage, but Harte has noticed many have one thing in common: They cover a narrow network of doctors and hospitals. That...
  • Public access barred at Newtown school demolition

    10/15/2013 7:15:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    ap ^ | 10/15/13 | ap
    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Contractors demolishing Sandy Hook Elementary School are being required to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site, photographs or disclosure of any information about the building where 26 people were fatally shot last December. Selectman Will Rodgers said officials want to protect the Newtown school where the 20 children and six educators were killed, The News-Times reported ( ). "It's a very sensitive topic," he said Monday. "We want it to be handled in a respectful way." Project manager Consigli Construction has barricaded the property and intends to screen the perimeter to prevent...
  • CDC: Environmental Justice Is ‘Access to Healthy Homes, Healthy Food, Transportation´

    08/20/2013 5:26:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 8/20/13 | Penny Starr
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention posted a video on its website to provide the definition of environmental justice, specifically when it comes to communities. “The health of a community suffers when people don’t have access to healthy homes, healthy food, transportation, fresh air and safe neighborhoods,” the narrator stated in the video. She is Dr. LaToria Whitehead, who works in CDC’s Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch. “I’m also an environmental justice specialist,” Whitehead said. The video opened with a closed grocery store as a backdrop, with Whitehead informing viewers that the part of Atlanta where the...
  • US military needs Egypt for access to critical area

    08/18/2013 9:22:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies ^ | 8/18/13 | Jm Michaels
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is heavily dependent on Egypt to move personnel and equipment to Afghanistan and around volatile parts of the Middle East, complicating U.S. efforts to place pressure on the Egyptian military in the wake of its violent crackdown on protesters. "Egypt has been a cornerstone for the U.S. military presence in the Middle East," said James Phillips, an analyst at the Heritage Foundation. During the past year, more than 2,000 U.S. military aircraft flew through Egyptian airspace, supporting missions in Afghanistan and throughout the Middle East, according to U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for the...
  • U.S. Gives Saudi Airlines ‘Unrestricted’ Access to American Skies

    06/05/2013 12:01:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 6/5/13 | Ryan Kierman
    The United States and Saudi Arabia have signed an Open Skies agreement that will "permit unrestricted air service by the airlines of both countries between and beyond the other’s territory." The agreement means Saudi airlines may fly from any point in the kingdom to any point in the United States, and that U.S. airlines may fly from any point here to any airport in Saudi Arabia. The deal was signed May 28 in Jeddah by U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia James B. Smith and Dr. Faisal bin Hamad Al-Sugair, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Director of the
  • Carney: WH Not PreventingAccess To Benghazi Survivors

    03/18/2013 10:48:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/18/13 | WashingtonFreeBeaconWashingtonFreeBeacon
    WH Press Briefing
  • Flashback 2007 - Obama Laments Big Donors 'Get Access'

    02/25/2013 3:48:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/25/13 | staff
    President Obama announcing his run for President in 2007 in Springfield, IL: "And as people have looked away in disillusionment and frustration, we know what's filled the void. The cynics, and the lobbyists, and the special interests who've turned our government into a game only they can afford to play. They write the checks and you get stuck with the bills, they get the access while you get to write a letter, they think they own this government, but we're here today to take it back. The time for that politics is over. It's time to turn the page."
  • Boy Scouts of America should allow gay members, says Obama

    02/03/2013 5:57:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/13 | Keith Laing
    President Obama called Sunday for the Boy Scouts of America to open its ranks to those who are gay. Asked in a pre-Super Bowl interview if he thought the group should end its ban on gay scout leaders and members, Obama responded with a direct: “Yes.” “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does, in every institution and walk of life,” Obama said. Obama’s comments come as Boy Scouts leaders say they will discuss whether to change their long-standing ban during an upcoming meeting. Obama made equal rights for gays...
  • N.J. Spars Over Free Beach Access Post-Sandy

    12/12/2012 11:25:38 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies
    NPR ^ | 12 Dec 2012 | David Schaper
    <p>At an oceanfront park in Long Branch, N.J., Tim Dillingham looks out over the beach in awe of how much the pounding waves and high waters of Hurricane Sandy have changed the Jersey shore.</p> <p>Dillingham is the executive director of the American Littoral Society, a coastal conservation group. Before the storm, he says, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spent years building up the beaches by pumping sand onto them.</p>
  • Senate to Vote on NSSF-Backed Sportsmen Act After Thanksgiving (VIDEO) (Protects ranges and ammo)

    11/19/2012 6:54:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | S.H. Blannelberry
    After several preliminary votes on the Sportsmen’s Act (S.3525), the U.S. Senate has decided it will take a final vote on the measure after Thanksgiving break. Thus far, the bipartisan bill, which contains all sorts of goodies for gun owners, hunters, shooters and sportsmen (see priority provisions below), has garnered a ton of support from lawmakers. On Thursday, the Senate advanced the Sportsmen’s Act by an 84-12 preliminary vote, a sign of the bill’s overwhelming popularity. "Sportsmen and -women across Montana and the nation are calling for responsible decisions that strengthen our outdoor economy and secure our outdoor heritage for...
  • Newt Gingrich: Selling Access (Ron Paul video attack)

    12/13/2011 9:47:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/13/11 | Ron Paul Campaign
    The Ron Paul 2012 Presidential campaign announced today the release of its latest ad, 'Selling Access', another two-minute web video aimed at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, calling him out as a corrupt Washington insider who got rich through influence-peddling. The video, which the campaign plans to promote prominently on conservative web sites, includes a clip of Gingrich calling himself an 'insider' and another in which the former Speaker brags about getting paid $60,000-a-speech. The video comes after the viral success of Paul's earlier web ad, 'Serial Hypocrisy', which criticizes Gingrich for many of the same issues.
  • Some California lawmakers want easier access to carry concealed guns

    03/13/2011 8:50:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 3/13/11 | Patrick McGreevy
    The right to carry a concealed weapon in California is mostly reserved for those at risk of violence — jewelers, bail bondsmen and criminal prosecutors among them. But some legislators say their job has become dangerous too. Despite objections from some law enforcement officials and even gun rights advocates, they want a law that would make it easier for them to tote firearms for protection. The lawmakers cite the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in Tucson and threats from constituents in California as cause for permits to carry weapons. "I've had guys physically come up to me
  • Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom"

    06/12/2008 2:12:46 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 3 replies · 59+ views ^ | June 12, 2008 | Debbie Schlussel
    12, 2008 EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?:; Islamic Terrorist "Mr. Mom" Mohammed Al-Churbaji, Dad of Obama Fundraiser Worked for Azzam, Bin Laden * How hard it is to get rid of known terrorists in our midst and how easy it is for a deported Al-Qaeda terrorist to return to America; * How corrupt U.S. embassy officials get away with re-admitting terrorists into the U.S.; * How easily terrorists and their families gain acceptance by our society, including the Barack Obama Presidential campaign; * How America's universities are not tools of moderation for Muslim foreigners, but breeding grounds for terrorist fraternization...
  • Obama announces $795M in new grants to expand broadband Internet access

    07/02/2010 4:04:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies · 2+ views
    the hill ^ | 7/2/10 | Gautham Nagesh
    President Barack Obama announced 66 Recovery Act projects Friday aimed at expanding broadband Internet access and public computing centers in underserved communities at a cost of $795 million. The projects vary widely in their size, scope and focus, from a $45 million grant to expand broadband access in western Massachusetts to a $1.8 million grant to the Montana State Library to provide faster Internet at its 42 local libraries. Speaking at Andrews Air Force Base on Friday morning, Obama said he expects the projects to create 5,000 construction and installation jobs in the short term and benefit millions of Americans...

    07/02/2010 7:33:24 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies ^ | 07/02/2010 | Staff
    Bipartisan Legislation Would Help Ensure Privacy, Security, Free Flow of Information WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-San Jose), along with Reps. Michael McCaul (R-TX), George Miller (D-CA), Bart Gordon (D-TN), Richard Neal (D-MA), Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Mike Thompson (D-CA) introduced the One Global Internet Act of 2010. This legislation focuses on trade barriers and restrictive technology standards that threaten the free flow of information and undermine global trade. The Act establishes a government task force that would review, prioritize, and act on attempts by foreign governments to degrade...
  • India asks for access to American

    06/03/2010 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 332+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/3/10 | FOSTER KLUG
    WASHINGTON (AP) - India made a push Thursday to interview an American citizen linked to the deadly 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, adding a note of tension to high-level talks with the United States. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn't publicly respond to the request by Indian Foreign Minister S. M. Krishna. She said this week's inaugural U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue is a chance to address doubts in both countries that are hindering what she calls a crucial global relationship. A major part of the talks will deal with extremists in Pakistan, both those fighting U.S. troops from havens along the Afghan-Pakistan...
  • Internet access is 'a fundamental right' (stupid world of liberals)

    03/08/2010 10:15:53 AM PST · by jbp1 · 26 replies · 76+ views
    BBC ^ | BBC
    Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests. The survey - of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries - found strong support for net access on both s.......
  • Internet access is 'a fundamental right'

    03/07/2010 8:04:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies · 104+ views
    bbc ^ | 3/7/10 | staff
    Almost four in five people around the world believe that access to the internet is a fundamental right, a poll for the BBC World Service suggests. The survey - of more than 27,000 adults across 26 countries - found strong support for net access on both sides of the digital divide. Countries such as Finland and Estonia have already ruled that access is a human right for their citizens. International bodies such as the UN are also pushing for universal net access. "The right to communicate cannot be ignored," Dr Hamadoun Toure, secretary-general of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), told...
  • Obama Gives Planned Parenthood President Frequent White House Access

    02/16/2010 12:45:40 PM PST · by julieee · 13 replies · 321+ views ^ | February 16, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Obama Gives Planned Parenthood President Frequent White House Access Washington, DC -- Visitor logs reveal what pro-life advocates suspected would happen once President Barack Obama took over as presdient. He and his administration have allowed the Planned Parenthood abortion business unfettered access to the White House and top staffers.

    12/13/2009 8:34:23 PM PST · by Jedediah · 16 replies · 662+ views
    My facets have many sides , Each one is a key to my abide , These eyes I share with you , So that my fullness you may view , Merely look ito the pool (Laver) of my Word , Then gaze into my light (Menorrah) that it may be heard , For my eyes (7 spirits) of understanding is what you will need , So that on my Hidden Mannah you may feed , But do not stop there , For have I not called you a priest in my Presence and care ?! Then do not be afraid...
  • Google to limit free news access (The Rupert Murdoch Effect?)

    12/01/2009 6:24:45 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 880+ views
    BBC News ^ | 12/1/09 | BBC
    Newspaper publishers will now be able to set a limit on the number of free news articles people can read through Google, the company has announced. The concession follows claims from some media companies that the search engine is profiting from online news pages. Publishers will join a First Click Free programme that will prevent web surfers from having unrestricted access. Users who click on more than five articles in a day may be routed to payment or registration pages.
  • O-pen House for rich: Prez hosts stars and honchos

    10/31/2009 3:31:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 13 replies · 791+ views
    NY Post ^ | October 31, 2009 | GEOFF EARLE
    WASHINGTON --- President Obama has been rolling out the red carpet at the White House during his first term -- playing host to a who's who of business-world bigs and A-list celebs including George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey, newly released records reveal. Also among the Tinseltown drop-ins were megastars Brad Pitt and Denzel Washington, who paid a visit in May, according to visitors logs, which cover January to July. The administration posted the records on its Web site yesterday, two days after a report revealed that some of Obama's top financial backers had gotten White House tours and even use...
  • Finland makes 1Mb broadband access a legal right

    10/15/2009 6:17:10 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 19 replies · 869+ views ^ | 10/14/09 | Don Reisinger
    Finland's Ministry of Transport and Communications has made 1-megabit broadband Web access a legal right, YLE, the country's national broadcasting company, reported on Wednesday. According to the report, every person in Finland (a little over 5 million people, according to a 2009 estimate) will have the right of access to a 1Mb broadband connection starting in July. And they may ultimately gain the right to a 100Mb broadband connection. Just more than a year ago, Finland said it would make a 100Mb broadband connection a legal right by the end of 2015. Wednesday's announcement is considered an intermediate step. France,...
  • Critical Access Road Now Open to Traffic

    08/04/2009 6:24:17 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 223+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Lt. Col. Pat Simon, USA
    BAGHDAD — Maya road, the major access road just outside the Victory Base Complex (VBC) here, opened to traffic, Aug 1. For the past three months, the formerly pothole-plagued dirt path underwent a complete overhaul. It is now a smooth concrete means of travel for both military and Iraqi civilian traffic. One of the greatest achievements of this construction project is that it will now reduce the footprint of Coalition forces in line with the June 30 Security Agreement. "It is not only an easier means of travel, it also keeps military traffic out of the cities," said Capt. Steven...
  • Al-Qaida inmate gets access to Obama's books

    07/10/2009 4:40:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 326+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 7/10/09 | ap
    McLEAN, Va. - The Bureau of Prisons says it reversed course months ago to allow some of the country's most dangerous prisoners to read two books written by President Barack Obama. Court papers filed Thursday show that prison officials twice rejected requests by inmate Ahmed Omar Abu Ali to read "Dreams from my Father" and "The Audacity of Hope."
  • A Letter to Our Readers [By Katharine Weymouth of the Washington Post....]

    07/05/2009 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies · 741+ views
    A Letter to Our Readers By Katharine Weymouth Sunday, July 5, 2009 Dear Reader: I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track and for any cause we may have given you to doubt our independence and integrity. A flier distributed last week suggested that we were selling access to power brokers in Washington through dinners that were to take place at my home. The flier was not approved by me or newsroom editors, and it did not accurately reflect what we had in mind. But let me be clear: The flier was not the only...
  • A Letter to Our Readers (WaPo's Weymouth: "dog ate homework" - Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/05/2009 3:11:51 AM PDT · by abb · 65 replies · 2,194+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 5, 2009 | Katherine Weymouth
    I want to apologize for a planned new venture that went off track and for any cause we may have given you to doubt our independence and integrity. A flier distributed last week suggested that we were selling access to power brokers in Washington through dinners that were to take place at my home. The flier was not approved by me or newsroom editors, and it did not accurately reflect what we had in mind. But let me be clear: The flier was not the only problem. Our mistake was to suggest that we would hold and participate in an...
  • Post publisher apologizes for paid dinner plan ($25,000 per head)

    07/05/2009 7:20:09 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,092+ views
    AP ^ | 07/05/09
    Post publisher apologizes for paid dinner plan Washington Post publisher apologizes for plan to hold paid dinners with officials, journalists On Sunday July 5, 2009, 6:59 am EDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Post's publisher apologized to readers Sunday for a plan to charge business leaders and lobbyists for intimate dinner discussions with government officials and the newspaper's journalists. A flier surfaced last week promoting a plan to charge $25,000 to sponsor one of a series of dinner parties that would include off-the-record conversations with Post journalists and access to Washington insiders. The series was canceled Thursday.
  • A Publisher Stumbles Publicly at the (Washington) Post (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    07/04/2009 3:38:14 AM PDT · by abb · 33 replies · 1,305+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 4, 2009 | David Carr
    Katharine Weymouth, the relatively new publisher of The Washington Post, is a lawyer who worked for the company for 12 years and was educated at the Harvard School of Business, so she is hardly a naïf in running a business. But she has never worked in a newsroom, a gap in her résumé that may have contributed to her current problems. As first reported in Politico, The Washington Post had sent out a brochure offering sponsorships — a fee of $25,000 for one, or $250,000 for an entire series — for an exclusive “Washington Post salon” at Ms. Weymouth’s home...
  • Washington Post cancels lobbyist event amid uproar

    07/02/2009 11:09:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 976+ views
    Politico ^ | 7/2/09 | Mike Allen
    Washington Post Publisher and Chief Executive Officer Katharine Weymouth said today she was cancelling plans for an exclusive "salon" at her home where, for as much as $250,000, the Post offered lobbyists and association executives off-the-record, nonconfrontational access to "those powerful few": Obama administration officials, members of Congress, and even the paper’s own reporters and editors.
  • Police prying into stars' data

    05/06/2009 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 11 replies · 709+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | May 6, 2009 | Andrea Estes and Peter Schworm
    Police from communities across the state have repeatedly tapped into the state's criminal records system to improperly access information on celebrities and "high-profile citizens," according to a scathing audit released yesterday that also branded the system as obsolete and flawed. Law enforcement personnel looked up personal information on Patriots star Tom Brady 968 times - seeking anything from his driver's license photo and home address, to whether he had purchased a gun - and auditors discovered "repeated searches and queries" on dozens of other celebrities such as Matt Damon, James Taylor, Celtics star Paul Pierce, and Red Sox owner John...
  • Anyone else can't log on to FR today?

    02/20/2009 2:47:20 PM PST · by paulycy · 26 replies · 559+ views
    me ^ | 2/20/09 | Pauly Cy
    Periodically, and both Wednesday and today I could not log on, basically all day until just now. But I checked and the FR site was up.I think the problem is simply that FR is busy and I, on dial-up, just can't get through before the connection times out. I get this error: But I want to make sure there is not something else going on, such as being blocked or something for some reason.Any comments you might have about access problems to FR, especially on dial-up, are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  • Access Restricted to Four Sex-Related Library Books

    02/19/2009 8:45:52 PM PST · by · 31 replies · 1,081+ views
    KTKA 49 News ABC ^ | 19 February 2009 | Ben Bauman
    The library board of trustees meeting was moved to a larger room to accommodate all those wanting to speak. The proposal, which came from a library patron, was to restrict the access by children to four books, Sex for Busy People, The Lesbian Kama Sutra, The Joy of Sex and The Joy of Gay Sex. "This is clearly an effort to suppress books about gay people. Only four books were targeted out of the thousands that might have been targeted, say, about tawdry romance novels or books about how to make a bomb or maybe a book about how to...
  • Team in Afghanistan Looks to Double Health Care Access

    02/19/2009 3:55:13 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE GARDEZ, Afghanistan, Feb. 19, 2009 – The walls of the Paktia provincial hospital are a bleak, dirty, two-tone, painted gray along the lower half and lime-green to the ceiling. Charred electrical wires poke from the plastered walls, hot-wired with no caps, covers or even electrical tape binding them. One of the teachers at a midwife training center in Gardez City, Afghanistan, talks about what the class needs, Feb. 17, 2009. The teachers asked for more training aids and computers to run multimedia lessons. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available....