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Posted: 10 Sep 2010 01:09 PM PDT
his statement or buyer's/'sayer's' remorse?
"Fidel Castro says his comments about Cuba's communist economic model were misinterpreted by a visiting American journalist.
Appearing at the University of Havana on Friday, the 84-year-old ex-president says he meant "exactly the opposite" of the quote contained in a blog by Atlantic magazine reporter Jeffrey Goldberg."
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 01:05 PM PDT
spreads. Bishop says that what he did was not specified to be against the rules when he did it. I take him at his word, but legal or not it fails the 'smell test'.
"Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) awarded three scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to his stepdaughter and wife's niece between 2003 and 2005, according to records from the nonprofit group.
Bishop is the second Democrat found to have funneled CBC Foundation scholarship funds to relatives, threatening to turn the program into a larger political problem for the party. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) recently paid back $31,000 to the foundation for scholarships that she improperly awarded to various relatives and children of a top staffer.
A Bishop spokesman insisted the Georgia Democrat did not violate CBC Foundation rules that were in place at that time by awarding scholarships to family members.
"It is our understanding that the CBC Foundation in 2008 revisited the guidelines and processes for its scholarship programs, and as such, included language to clarify that CBC family members are not eligible to receive the scholarships," said Ashton McRae, Bishop's spokesman, in a statement released by the office. "These scholarships … were awarded prior to 2008.""
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 08:58 PM PDT
"According to mobile-focused blog Unwired View, the innovation comes in the form of using nearby phones to measure traffic speed and density and then adapting a billboard's content accordingly.
When traffic is moving fast and drivers have no time to pay attention to billboards, or there's a dense crowd on the street so you are distracted and less likely to pay attention, the billboard may just blast a huge logo and slogan of the advertiser at you, to catch any peripheral attention it can get. When traffic slows down in a jam, and you are sitting bored at the wheel waiting for a car in front to move the next few meters, grateful for any distraction, the same billboard will give you a detailed information about the service, prices, benefits and stuff.
The two separate patents are for "Adaptive roadside billboard system and related methods" and "Adaptive pedestrian billboard system and related methods"; both are described as having a storage system that could retain a number of different messages for different speeds and traffic densities. Beyond the level of detail involved, such a system could also be used to offer interaction opportunities when density is high and speed is low (such as in a traffic jam)."
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 08:48 PM PDT
address to the nation on the end of the combat mission in Iraq.
Video embedded below. (if you are pressed for time skip to 4:15)
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 08:35 PM PDT
Video embedded below.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 08:28 PM PDT
Video embedded below.
"Administrators and Campus Police Kick YAF members off campus after seeing anti-Obama literature at their table.
Other college groups were allowed to stay on campus despite not registering for the event.
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 07:58 PM PDT
TeaPartyTracker.org is a site dedicated to track and record the 'racism' by Tea Party Protesters. Users are encouraged to upload their own photos showing examples of racism. Most of the examples I have seen thus far a so clearly non racist you would think people were uploading the photos just to mess with the site and see if they screen them; apparently they do not. It seems that the real effect of this site will be to track the success of the CrashTheTeaParty.org movement. The Tea Party is not racist. There may be crazies in every large group of people, but the Tea Party seems to have much less then its fair share. Those showing any inclination toward racism (mostly the crashers) are quickly isolated and ostracized from the group.
"Teapartytracker.org will be sponsored by the NAACP, Think Progress, New Left Media and Media Matters for America. Think Progress is a George Soros operation connected to John Podesta's Center for American Progress. Podesta is Clinton's former chief of staff. Media Matters for America is the brainchild of a MoveOn consultant and Podesta's Center for American Progress. Soros is a major supporter of MoveOn."
Posted: 10 Sep 2010 01:10 PM PDT
"I asked him if he believed the Cuban model was still something worth exporting.
"The Cuban model doesn't even work for us anymore," he said.
This struck me as the mother of all Emily Litella moments. Did the leader of the Revolution just say, in essence, "Never mind"?
I asked Julia to interpret this stunning statement for me. She said, "He wasn't rejecting the ideas of the Revolution. I took it to be an acknowledgment that under 'the Cuban model' the state has much too big a role in the economic life of the country."
Julia pointed out that one effect of such a sentiment might be to create space for his brother, Raul, who is now president, to enact the necessary reforms in the face of what will surely be push-back from orthodox communists within the Party and the bureaucracy."
Update (9/10/2010): Misinterpretation?
Posted: 09 Sep 2010 07:27 PM PDT
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