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  • Bezos, Slim, and Buffett Publicly Pleading Poverty, Ask Congress for Help With Their Newspapers

    07/10/2017 5:51:32 AM PDT · by ptsal · 65 replies
    The New York Sun ^ | July 10, 2017 | Ira Stoll
    [snip]Brazen story... ordinarily trigger a front-page news story or an outraged editorial — a bunch of rich individuals asking Congress to write them a law that would give them better negotiating power against other rich individuals. [snip]Bezos, Slim, and Buffett need Congress to help them negotiate with Google.
  • Snowden Leaks Accelerated Encryption Technology by 7 Years, U.S. Intelligence Chief Says

    04/25/2016 6:56:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    UPI ^ | April 25, 2016 | Doug G. Ware
    "From our standpoint, it’s not a good thing," Clapper said of accelerated advancements in encryption technology. Whistle-blower Edward Snowden, by leaking classified data two years ago, contributed to the acceleration of sophisticated encryption methods that militants are using to hide their communications, National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday. The rapid advancement of commercially available encryption software is proving to be a difficult obstacle in detecting potential threats, he said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. "From our standpoint, it's not a good thing," he said of the rapidly advancing encryption, adding that the software has had...
  • Hey, Ted Cruz: New York values are everywhere — and they work

    04/17/2016 2:18:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 4/17/16 | Tim Mullaney
    If the opinion polls are correct, Sen. Ted Cruz will be shown a thing or two on Tuesday by the New York voters he’s been insulting by going on about fellow Republican presidential contender Donald Trump’s “New York values.’’Everyone knows what values he meant, Cruz says. We sure do. Cruz meant freedom, respect, diversity and striving. But he disdains those values when it means gays are free, women are respected, and immigrants strive. Unfortunately for Cruz, those all-inclusive values help build prosperity — and win national elections.Here are some of our New York values:Hard work. If you can do the job,...
  • The Effect of Medicinal Cannabis on Pain and Quality of Life Outcomes in Chronic Pain

    03/11/2016 9:43:58 AM PST · by ConservingFreedom · 35 replies
    National Institutes of Health ^ | 2016 Feb 17 | Haroutounian S, Ratz Y, Ginosar Y, Furmanov K, Saifi F, Meidan R, Davidson E.
    Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective this prospective, open-label study was to determine the long-term effect of medicinal cannabis treatment on pain and functional outcomes in subjects with treatment-resistant chronic pain. METHODS: The primary outcome was change in pain symptom score on the S-TOPS (Treatment Outcomes in Pain Survey - Short Form) questionnaire at 6 months follow-up in intent-to-treat (ITT) population. The secondary outcomes included change in S-TOPS physical, social and emotional disability scales, pain severity and pain interference on brief pain inventory (BPI), sleep problems, and change in opioid consumption. RESULTS: 274 subjects were approved for treatment; complete baseline data were...
  • Obama Is Wrong Again=> TRUMP-like Remittance Plan Already in Effect with Somalia

    04/09/2016 9:53:39 AM PDT · by McGruff · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 9th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday Donald Trump announced he would force Mexico to pay for a border wall by threatening to cut off billions of dollars in remittances sent by immigrants living in the United States. Later that day Barack Obama took time to scold Donald Trump on his plan to cut off remittances to Mexico until they fork over the funds to pay for a border wall. Of course, Barack Obama is wrong about this, too. The US already cuts off remittance payments to Somalia. "Following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, Congress passed stricter money-laundering regulations, which caused several large U.S. banks...
  • Ted Cruz says 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Traumatized Him (this is your future president?)

    04/01/2016 4:16:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    CNet.com ^ | March 31, 2016 3:09 PM PDT | by Chris Matyszczyk
    What disturbs you? What childhood event, adolescent disappointment or even adult despair has scarred you beyond repair? Did it ever make you want to become a politician? It's a tangential question incited by Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Asked how many of the "Star Wars" movies he's seen, Cruz proudly said, "All of them." And when probed about the last movie that made him cry, he exposed his deeper innards. "As someone who grew up -- I mean, I stood in line for two hours to watch 'Empire Strikes Back,'" he said. "Han Solo was...
  • Trump & Lincoln: History Repeating Itself

    03/17/2016 6:41:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 17, 2016 | John P. Warren
    Let’s not risk the rightful wrath of legions of historians by comparing Donald Trump to Abraham Lincoln, but it is undeniable the campaigns of 1860 and 2016 share some eerie similarities. The Republican convention was held in Chicago that year, and on its eve, Harper’s Weekly, the standard of the day, published a huge, double page illustration of the eleven “prominent candidates” for the party’s nomination (see Ronald C. White’s A.Lincoln, p321 and following). Centered on the page was the presumed choice that year, the curmudgeonly William H. Seward, US Senator from New York. His picture was three times the...
  • Ted Cruz Loses Prominent Support After Siding With Violent Leftists Over Donald Trump

    03/12/2016 3:38:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 640 replies
    GP ^ | March 12, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    Last night the Trump campaign called off their Chicago rally due to security threats.] Leftist protesters cheered, beat Trump supporters, block an ambulance to the local hospital and screamed profanities at families staying at the Trump Hotel. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich sided with the violent protesters. Republican endorsements. American game show host Chuck Woolery lashed out at Senator Ted Cruz after he sided with the violent leftists. And Second Amendment speaker Jan Morgan withdrew her support from Ted Cruz.
  • The Threat of Change

    03/10/2016 5:08:17 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 32 replies
    armstrong economics ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | Martin Armstrong
    Why Trump Haters Really Hate Trump It’s not the hair. Or the bad manners. Or the “beautiful” wall he says he’ll build. There’s a different, more subtle reason why the Republican establishment, donor class, political operatives, and the news media in general hate Donald Trump. The reason can be found in a New York Times best selling business book, Stacking The Deck, by Wharton professor David Pottruck. Pottruck, the Charles Schwab CEO who took the genial brokerage house online and into the big time, says that organizations hate change. Hate it with a PASSION! That’s because when there’s a new...
  • George Will: Beating Hillary Less Important Than Stopping Trump

    12/24/2015 12:29:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | December 24, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    As the end of the year approaches, Donald Trump is solidly ensconced at the top of the Republican polls nationally. The man just behind him? Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) , an establishment bugaboo. The establishment’s favorite candidate, Senator Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) , is currently running far behind in national polling, a distant third in Iowa, and in a deadlock with Cruz and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for second in New Hampshire. Panic time. So, here’s the establishment roundup for Christmas week. If You Support Donald Trump, You Want to Lose. Earlier this week, Bret Stephens of The...
  • Bitcoin in a Suit: Why the Tech's Big Battle is Already Won

    11/29/2015 6:33:21 PM PST · by Another Post-American · 18 replies
    CoinDesk ^ | 11/29/15 | John Biggs
    A week ago I was in Belgrade watching a panel on "blockchain." The makeup of the panel was typical: a young, plugged-in VC, an older banker guy and a crypto-anarchistic dude in a T-shirt. It was like watching a movie called "Bitcoin is Good And Bad" for the 50th time. I knew what was happening but I couldn't look away. The panel started normally - VC guy said he liked the blockchain specifically but was iffy about those bitcoins, the older gentleman said bitcoin was bad, but then the anarchist dude was quiet. He let the banker talk. The banker...
  • Russia Declares ‘Holy War’ on Islamic State

    10/06/2015 7:29:09 PM PDT · by markomalley · 46 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 10/6/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Orthodox Christian Church, which is reclaiming its traditional role in post-Soviet Russia, has described its government’s fight against the Islamic State and other jihadi groups in Syria as a “holy war.”According to Vsevolod Chaplin, head of the Church’s Public Affairs Department, The fight with terrorism is a holy battle and today our country is perhaps the most active force in the world fighting it. The Russian Federation has made a responsible decision on the use of armed forces to defend the People of Syria from the sorrows caused by the arbitrariness of terrorists. Christians are suffering in the region...
  • How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina

    10/01/2015 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Backchannel ^ | October 1, 2015 | Steven Levy
    ... Steve Jobs and Carly Fiorina made a deal where HP could slap its name on Apple’s wildly successful product. Nonetheless, HP still managed to botch things. ... If it were a straight deal for HP to include Apple’s software, the fee might have been hundreds of millions of dollars. (Around that time, software companies were paying huge sums to have their products or services preinstalled, since people seldom deleted them and often used the default choices.) Even better, preinstalling iTunes was a way for Apple to stifle Microsoft’s competitor to the iTunes Music Store. As an Apple leader at...
  • Carly Fiorina May Have Server Issues Too

    09/29/2015 4:46:11 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 34 replies
    http://rightwingnews.com ^ | Septmber 22, 2015 | Steve Blount
    Remember 2012, when the most vulnerable issue for Democrats was the overwhelmingly unpopular imposition of ObamaCare? The Establishment stuck Republicans with Mitt Romney, who couldn’t use the issue because he was responsible for imposing ObamaCare’s prototype on Massachusetts. Since it looks like Obama will keep Shrillary out of jail, she remains the Democrat frontrunner for 2016. Her most vulnerable point is her illegal use of a private email server for top secret communications, presumably to cover her influence peddling activities. When the server was subpoenaed by Congress, she tried to wipe it — an arrogant crime that would land you...
  • People Have Been Thrown in Prison for the Kinds of Stuff Carly Fiorina Engaged in as Lucent’s CEO

    09/29/2015 6:37:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Doug Ross @ Journal ^ | September 29, 2015
    While Carly Fiorina has unquestionable debate skills, the more I research her background, the more troubled I become. While it's clear that she is -- politically speaking -- somewhere to the left of Jeb Bush on policy, it is her business record that is most alarming. Let me start with a little history lesson and a company called Lernout & Houspie. Founded in 1987 by two Belgians, L&H went public in 1995 on NASDAQ and operated from U.S. headquarters in Burlington, MA. Specializing in voice recognition software, L&H rode the tech boom to a peak market valuation of $10 billion....
  • What Carly Fiorina's Failed Senate Race Says About Her Presidential Campaign

    09/23/2015 2:09:51 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    IBT ^ | 9/23/15 | Abigail Abrams
    As Carly Fiorina gains increased media attention and ramps up her presidential campaign after her strong performance in the second Republican debate last week, she may still be struggling to overcome the obstacles that led to her defeat the only previous time she sought elected office. While Fiorina has billed herself as an "outsider" candidate, she does have political experience -- she just wasn’t successful. Her 2010 campaign to unseat U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer in California saw fierce campaigning (she’s often remembered for the “demon sheep” ad) and pressure on Fiorina to defend her business record before the former Hewlett-Packard...
  • Fiorina Misleads on HP and Iran

    09/23/2015 6:06:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Annenberg Public Policy Center ^ | 9/22/15 | Lori Robertson and Eugene Kiely
    Carly Fiorina made several false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims in responding to questions about Hewlett-Packard’s involvement with a foreign subsidiary that sold products in Iran. The former HP CEO claimed that a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation “proved that neither I nor anyone else in management knew about” a Hewlett-Packard subsidiary doing business in Iran. We have found no such ruling from the SEC, nor could Fiorina’s campaign provide one. She also claimed that the company that actually sold HP products in Iran was “not honest” with HP about its dealings. But that company said in a 2003 press release...
  • Carly Fiorina’s Business Record: Not So Sterling

    08/18/2015 10:31:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/18/2015 | Andrew Ross Sorkin
    “I come from a world outside of politics, where track records and accomplishments count.” Those were the words of Carly Fiorina, a Republican candidate for president, earlier this year. Readers of the business pages know her as the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard. For much of this early campaign season, in the crowded field of Republican candidates, Mrs. Fiorina didn’t look as if she had much of a chance at the White House. But recently, in the afterglow of her impressive performance in the first Republican debate, Mrs. Fiorina has begun to make significant gains in the polls that have...
  • State governments lament that citizens are actually getting health coverage

    05/18/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 18, 2015 | by Michael Hiltzik
    One of the more bizarre spectacles of U.S. government in the modern age is the sight of political leaders complaining that a public program is actually working. In many states that expanded Medicaid and even some that rejected expansion under the Affordable Care Act, enrollment has significantly exceeded projections. To some political leaders, for some reason, this is supposed to be a bad thing. Some Republican governors are in effect calling it "an 'I told you so' moment". In Michigan, for instance, first-year enrollment was projected at 323,000, but enrollment topped out at 605,000. Illinois expected 199,000, and has ended...
  • Since marijuana legalization, highway fatalities in Colorado are at near-historic lows

    04/17/2015 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 113 replies
    WP ^ | August 5, 2014 | Radley Balko
    Since Colorado voters legalized pot in 2012, prohibition supporters have warned that recreational marijuana will lead to a scourge of “drugged divers” on the state’s roads. They often point out that when the state legalized medical marijuana in 2001, there was a surge in drivers found to have smoked pot. ...]