Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Our American election tab is an interactive hub providing the latest analysis, polls and debate on the race for the White House. Vote in our global poll, watch video reports and view articles from our archive on the results of previous elections dating back to 1972 http://econ.st/SrpWSw


Tomorrow at 4pm BST/12pm EST we will be running a live discussion, via webcam, between readers and our United States section editor, Christopher Lockwood, focussing on the topic of the US election. During the discussion we will be announcing which candidate The Economist is endorsing to become the next president of America. The debate will be streamed live tomorrow via our website http://econ.st/T5rQWH

In some ways Hurricane Sandy has been a mercurial storm, with mild mists followed by violent gusts of wind and sheets of rain. Its devastation is rather more lasting. On Tuesday millions of people on America's east coast woke up to darkened homes, downed trees, flooded streets and news of over 30 dead http://econ.st/SuYbss

Is it still possible to be a modernist writer? This is the main premise of “Modernism”, a festival of talks and debates that runs until early December at London’s Southbank Centre. Events that have already taken place have been animated and occasionally enlightening. Yet in certain respects the festival feels slightly disappointing http://econ.st/SoRrfI   Wall Street Journal ‏@WSJ

More than 8 million without power after superstorm #Sandy cuts a wide swath of damage across the U.S. East Coast. http://on.wsj.com/T4PQJn



Eastern US gets back on its feet

Businesses and services in the north-eastern US start re-opening, despite major damage and continuing disruption caused by storm Sandy

Living in: Doha

The Qatari capital was once a small fishing and pearl diving village by a shallow bay in the Persian Gulf. Expats now outnumber locals by six to one as it aims to be a world class city.

Monday, October 29, 2012

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Sandy closes in on US East Coast

Hurricane Sandy bears down on the US East Coast threatening some 50 million people, closing schools and offices and bringing transport to a standstill.





Sea water washes over the beach as Fox News' Peter Doocy reports from Rehoboth Beach, Del., as Hurricane Sandy takes aim at East Coast, on collision course with massive cold front with winds of up to 85 mph, prompting officials to order evacuations, shut schools, transit systems and airports. Weather service reporting ocean wave heights of 30 feet ahead of expected 11-foot storm surge along New Jersey coast.



EAST COAST SHUTS DOWN AS MONSTER STORM APPROACHES
Ron Paul says tornado victims shouldn't get help. The United States, for example, codified Keynesian economics in the Employment Act of 1946, which obliged the government to utilize Keynesian policies.

This week before the election there is a lot of arguing about the slowest recovery America has ever seen. 60 Minutes went to North Carolina, a state that went for the president last time but is swinging toward Mitt Romney now. And we found the story of the economy in the death and life of Asheboro.



Since World War II, under Keynesian policies, there have been nine recessions (1945-46, 1949, 1954, 1956, 1960-61, 1970, 1973-75, 1980-83, 1990-92 ), and ...

Saturday, October 27, 2012

President Barack Obamas star has




faded, but young voters are still likely to back him. In early October a Harvard



Institute of Politics poll found 55% support for Mr Obama among under-30s, next



to 36% for Mr Romney. The lead, though, was slightly smaller in the



all important swing states

Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican convention in


late August contained a cracking line. “College graduates should not have to President Barack Obama’s star has

faded, but young voters are still likely to back him. In early October a Harvard

Institute of Politics poll found 55% support for Mr Obama among under-30s, next

to 36% for Mr Romney. The lead, though, was slightly smaller in the

all-important swing states
i'm italian...you don't know the situation...in 1994 Berlusconi has stolen the election of Italian Communist Party (the second stronger after PCUS of sovietic union)...since 1994 communist judges has started to defame Berlusconi! 72% of italian newspaper are communist, (because new Democrat party is made of 95% post-communist people)...so Berlusconi has thousands of open processes...only because Berlusconi in two months has stolen electoral victory of PCI (partito comunista italiano)...please if you want news about italy send me some messages.




The Bush Admnistration caused the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression ! Obama is really saving the whole world

Thursday, October 25, 2012

1. Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Obama's 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK poll shows. And the president, in turn, has largely eliminated Romney's edge among men.






Poll: Gender gaps all but gone in White House race

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AP/GfK survey: Romney melts Obama 16-point lead among women, evening that score; Obama gains, only trails Romney by 5 among men



1. With 12 days to go before the presidential election, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell publicly endorsed President Obama for re-election on CBS This Morning



Watch his endorsement via the link below.

2. Inside a windowless White House office, he writes rules for a war that he believes will outlast him: http://wapo.st/RWJLOc



This is part two of our series on America's drone strikes and what the program has become.

3. A New York police officer was arrested Wednesday in Queens by the Federal Bureau of Investigation after he discussed cooking and eating female body parts, according to a criminal complaint.





Gilberto Valle Accused in Plot to Kidnap Women and Cook Them

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Gilberto Valle, a New York police officer, was arrested on suspicion of a conspiracy in which he discussed cooking and eating female body parts, according to a criminal



1. Is President Obama or Mitt Romney leading in the latest swing state polls? What's the view from the ground in states such as Colorado, Florida and Ohio? Go to http://nyti.ms/SyZbsP and dig into our Swing State Tracker which includes Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight weighted average of polls.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

President Obama and Mitt Romney have participated in three debates, held hundreds of campaign events and fundraisers and aired dozens of political ads, and through all of that, they have spoken thousands upon thousands of words over the cou...


rse of the campaign. Sifting through attacks, platitudes and snappy slogans completely unrelated to their policy proposals turns up indications of what each has promised if elected on Nov. 6.



Below, we've pulled together, in their own words, their plans on six major issues facing the nation.

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What are the candidates' four-year plans?

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The candidates, in their own words, on jobs, taxes, health care and other issues

Running mates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan aimed to project a sense of momentum and confidence as they entered the final two weeks before Election Day.

President Obama has "a message of going forward with the same policies of the last four years and that's why his campaign is slipping and that's why ours is gaining so much steam," Romney told some 6,000 supporters at a campaign stop.



Romney skips foreign policy on campaign trail

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The GOP candidates, trying to break open a deadlocked race, say they are gaining steam

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

President Barack Obama: "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed.". Obama sunk Mitts battleship.
"You are familiar with shipping jobs overseas because you invested in companies that shipped jobs overseas." Obama to Romney #debates




CBS Snap poll: 53% say Obama won, 23% say Romney won, 24% say no body won.” Do you agree?

Our lead story: "Obama keeps Romney on his heels" http://wapo.st/RYMf1C #debates.

Obama: You're 'All Over the Map'


Mitt: 'Attacking Me Is Not an Agenda'

In final presidential debate — and two weeks before voters decide next president — Obama turns to biting sarcasm to attack Romney, as Republican challenger lambasts president's 'apology tour' for creating American 'weakness' on the world stage.



Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan defended his running mate's positions following Monday's third and final presidential debate and took aim at the president for comparing Mitt Romney's military budget strategy to the game "Battleship."



Ryan suggested the president was being petty: "To compare modern American battleships and Navy with bayonets - I just don't understand that comparison (via CBS This Morning)

President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney are about to square off in their third and final debate. They'll be answering questions about foreign policy.



Watch live video: http://wapo.st/X1pFHa

Updated live transcript here: http://wapo.st/RhoGyZ

Monday, October 22, 2012

The final debate is now behind them and election day is just 14 days away. Have you made your decision?




Watch a video replay of the foreign policy debate and follow along with a transcript: http://nyti.ms/TunAUF



(Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times)





Who do you think won tonight's debate?



According to Chris Cillizza, Obama won -- along with moderator Bob Schieffer, Mali and "tumult".



Winners & losers: http://wapo.st/RShvMo

Fact checks: http://wapo.st/RShFmR

Debate transcript: http://wapo.st/RhoGyZ

President Barack Obama: "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed.". Obama sunk Mitts battleship






Romney on the Arab Spring: "We can't kill our way out of this mess."



Obama on Romney's foreign policy: "The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back."



What have been your favorite moments of the debate so far tonight? Here's our running transcript: http://nyti.ms/Tu9R07



(Photo: Damon Winter/The New York Times)   President Barack Obama: "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed."





Do you think Bob Schieffer was an effective moderator during tonight's debate? Tell us here or at the link: http://bo.st/Re2w27

(Reuters photo)  
Romney: I would do nothing to hurt the auto industry http://wapo.st/RYGnFM #debatePresident Barack Obama: "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed.". Obama sunk Mitts battleship

The third and final Presidential Debate from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida is now underway. Watch it live online: http://cbsn.ws/debate and on your local CBS television and CBS Radio station.

LIVE: Third Presidential Debate www.cbsnews.com

Real-time live video of the third and final presidential debate, chat and other social-media integration from CBS News.

President Barack Obama: "I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed.". Obama sunk Mitts battleship
E. Donnall Thomas, Who Advanced Bone Marrow Transplants, Dies at 92


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Dr. Thomas showed it was possible to transplant bone marrow to save the lives of patients dying from blood cancer, a discovery that earned him a

Why has the Spanish government not asked for a bail-out yet? One answer is nervousness about a possible German-led “no”. That, officials say, would destroy the euro overnight; better to wait for a green light from Berlin. But Spanish foot-dragging cannot all be blamed on northern Europeans http://econ.st/RQoNUs Under pressure from all sides

econ.st

Why has the Spanish government not asked for a bail-out yet?
Native American activist Russell Means dies, tribal representative says. http://on.cnn.com/X1MdaO


Poll of Polls showing dead heat for Obama, Romney http://on.cnn.com/X1HsxO

BREAKING: Tropical #Depression 18 forms in the Atlantic! #Tropics More info to come....

What will it take to save the Eurozone?
http://ti.me/RcQ6aG (via @TIMEFinance )

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Photos: Remembering George McGovern's life in politics. http://on.wsj.com/RUOS4w


High Court to Hear Arizona Voter-Registration Case http://on.wsj.com/SdtZip



The suspected gunman in the shooting at a Brookfield,

Wisconsin, spa has been found dead, police said

Saturday, October 20, 2012

'Cheesy techno' from Brazil


Gaby Amarantos explains her own unique sound - a mixture of rhythms from the Amazon region and the Caribbean, combined with electronic beats.

 Israel intercepts Gaza-bound boat

The Israeli navy intercepts a Finnish-flagged boat of pro-Palestinian activists trying to break the blockade of the Gaza Strip.

 

Romney derides 'no agenda' Obama Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney derides US President Barack Obama, saying his rival has "no agenda" worthy of a second term

 An American becomes a saint

Doctors told Sharon Smith she wasn't going to live following a bad infection. As she prepared for death, a nun pinned a relic from Mother Marianne on her gown. Shortly after, doctors removed her tubes. "You're better," the doctor said. The Vatican ruled Smith's recovery a miracle -- the last miracle needed to make Mother Marianne a saint.   Iran nuclear threat: More Americans want 'firm stand,' poll says

lat.ms

As international efforts to curb Iran's nuclear development program continue, a growing share of Americans say they want firm action to end the threat of the Tehran regime building a nuclear bomb, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.



Nacreous clouds are an unusual atmospheric phenomenon that requires clouds to form in the stratosphere - which is very dry. However, the result is a stunning, iridescent sky.



Read more about this: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/xgg

More Images (slide 10): http://oak.ctx.ly/r/xgj

Friday, October 19, 2012

Best Jokes from the Obama vs. Romney Stand-Up Comedy Duel


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President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney set aside their campaign differences to
To hear Republicans tell it, President Obama, the candidate of "Winning the Future," has struggled to lay out a plan for the next four years.


Does Obama Have a 'Future' Problem?
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President Obama mentioned that former Governor Romney is “changing up so much and backtracking and side stepping we’ve got to name this condition he’s going through. I think it’s called… 'Romnesia.'"




What do you think of the diagnosis?

 President Obama Accuses Opponent of Contracting "Romnesia"

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Standing in front of a bleacher consisting entirely of women at George Mason University today, President Obama





Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan, is now able to stand with assistance and communicate in writing.



Dr. David "Rosser", the medical director of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, said that while Ms. Yousafzai had the "potential" for a full recovery there was "some damage to the brain, certainly physical," although there was "no deficit in terms of function."












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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Obama to Stewart: Benghazi deaths "not optimal" www.cbsnews.com


President defends handling of terror attacks in Libya to Comedy Central host, says people were not "on the same page"   Oscar winning director Ang Lee introduces this exclusive new clip from his magical Life of Pi Movie: http://yhoo.it/RKKzc4







President Obama's campaign rolled out two rock stars today, but only one of them is nicknamed The Boss: http://usat.ly/PEEZZx



(Photo by Tony Dejak, AP)

Hillary Clinton hopes to be 'cheering' for first female president thehill.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


An incredible dog saved two girls by jumping in front of a speeding motorcycle but the crash took off the dog's snout. When vets in the Philippines couldn't help Kabang, a nurse from Buffalo raised money so he could get treatment in the U.S.



Read more: http://usat.ly/R4OkIR



(Photo by Anton Lim, UC Davis, via AP)

Objection, Your Honor, the question is ambiguous

Objection denied
Romney :




Objection, your Honor, the question is ambiguous



C Crowley :



Objection denied


Nearly 66 million people watched last night's debate and nearly 66 million of them could probably use this fact check: http://wapo.st/RGVIKT

For Benghazi diplomatic security, U.S. relied on small British firm http://reut.rs/R54G3W

Who wins under Romney's plan to cap itemized deductions, in one chart: http://wapo.st/RUimNe
Our nearest star-system neighbor, Alpha Centauri, may have an Earth-sized planet orbiting one of its three stars.




Details: http://usat.ly/TuWvea



(Illustration by ELO / L. Calcada, via AFP/Getty)








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 A two-panel mosaic reveals a region of the constellation Scorpius. (Photo by Louie Atalasidis, Your Shot)



See more of this week's best space photos:http://on.natgeo.com/QWwAwR



Shuttle observers at



Griffith Observatory



(Photo courtesy of Magnetic Lobster, Flickr)

A two-panel mosaic reveals a region of the constellation Scorpius. (Photo by Louie Atalasidis, Your Shot)



See more of this week's best space photos:



http://on.natgeo.com/QWwAwR

Our nearest star-system neighbor, Alpha Centauri, may have an Earth-sized planet orbiting one of its three stars.



Details:



http://usat.ly/TuWvea



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I'm so lucky to have a friend like you. Happy Birthday! Side by side or miles apart


True friends are always close to your heart

Whether you're turning 5,20,40 or 80
Space History Photo: Ellen Weaver, an associate professor of biology from California State University, is shown in February 1973 developing instrumentation to be used in satellites for ocean monitoring. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/xf8




Stars of the 1931 Ziegfeld Follies-the last prior to Ziegfeld's death in 1932. They are, from the left, Jack Pearl, Ruth Etting, Helen Morgan and Harry Richman.






Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, is famous for its approximately 1,000 carvings of moai, human-faced statues shrouded in mystery. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/xle



China successfully launched a Long March 2C rocket Sunday (Oct. 14), orbiting a pair of engineering research satellites to test new technologies in space. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/xf5



Tuesday, October 16, 2012


"Who am I? Why am I here?" "Senator, you're no Jack Kennedy." Can you remember which politician said each memorable debate quote?

Debate quiz: Famous quotes from famous pols

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How well can you recall past debates?

Marina Stefanelli I ask that myself every time I wake up..

Familia LA YouTube:

"Obama and the RFID"

Know the truth behind the obamacare health plan, don't be deceive anymore!!

7 minutes ago · Like

Norton James Conservative Principle

Privatizing profits

socializing losses dont tax

them

Myth : Lower taxes are the best way to grow the economy.





Los Angeles Times created the event NFL Slam with Mark & Sam: Week 6 Recap.



In tonight's town-hall-style debate, body language, demeanor and nonverbal cues are likely to be most effective in persuading voters.

"People are hiring a leader, not a scientific expert ... or a wonk or know-it-all," said Samuel Popkin, a UC San Diego political scientist and occasional Democratic campaign consultant.

In second presidential debate, style is likely to trump facts

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President Obama misstated the rising rate of healthcare costs. Vice President Joe Biden mischaracterized the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan. Mitt Romney overstated the number of jobless Americans, a figure his running mate, Paul D. Ryan, repeated.



Conservative Principle

Privatizing profits

socializing losses dont tax

them

Myth : Lower taxes are the best way to grow the economy





Watch space shuttle Endeavour's crosstown trek sped up to roughly 2:30 in this time-lapse video. Via Los Angeles Times Photography, Video and Multimedia

Time-lapse video: Space shuttle Endeavour’s trek across L.A.

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The space shuttle Endeavour made its final journey last weekend traveling 12-miles from Los Angeles International

We'll be fact checking the debate between Obama and Romney as it happens. Watch live video and follow along here: http://wapo.st/TnPTyz

Advisers see an opportunity for President Obama to connect directly with his questioners. http://wapo.st/RvMGNk

Obama’s supporters see advantage in debate’s town-hall format

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Supporters and advisers see an opportunity in the town-hall format for him to click with voters.

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have had some feisty moments early in their second debate. Follow our live coverage for fact-checks, video clips, charts, analysis and more photos: http://nyti.ms/RzqrXe

(Photo: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

What do you think of the debate so far? Follow our live coverage for rapid fact-checks, video clips, charts and analysis from tonight's Obama-Romney debate.

LIVE NOW: The second Presidential debate of Campaign 2012, from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, New York.

LIVE STREAM: Watch @ http://cbsn.ws/debate and on your local CBS station.

DEBATE 2012: Things are heating up in Hempstead (Photo: AP)

WATCH LIVE: http://CBSNews.com/debate

Can the president bounce back from what he admits was a "bad night" at the first debate -- a night that turned out to be a game changer? Since then, the race has gone from dead even to a slight but steady lead for Gov. Romney, though within the margin of error.

LIVE DEBATE COVERAGE TONIGHT: At 9pm ET/6pm PT, join CBS News for complete live coverage of the second Presidential debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

WATCH LIVE: http://cbsn.ws/debate and on your local CBS television and radio stations.

Hofstra debate will showcase listening skills

www.cbsnews.com

Obama and Romney can argue with each other, but are they good listeners? Can Romney boost his ratings among women?

LIVE DEBATE COVERAGE TONIGHT: At 9pm ET/6pm PT, join CBS News for complete live coverage of the second Presidential debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

WATCH LIVE: http://cbsn.ws/debate and on your local CBS television and radio stations.

Report: DREAM Act would add $329 billion to U.S. economy by 2030 http://wapo.st/R7vwpR #immigration

Report: DREAM Act would add $329 billion to U.S. economy by 2030

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Report: DREAM Act would add $329 billion to U.S. economy by 2030Posted byAllen McDuffeeon October 1, 2012 at12:51

Conservative Principle

Privatizing profits

socializing losses dont tax

them

Myth : Lower taxes are the best way to grow the economy


The Supreme Court refused to block early voting in Ohio, in boon for Barack Obama's campaign. Full story: http://on.wsj.com/RC5kqn

How Obama and Romney see Iran’s nuclear ambition (by @CAmanpour): http://on.cnn.com/XjonGK

"Chasing the Reagan Legacy," new @ReutersOpinion piece by Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis http://reut.rs/V65MQS

Senegal national soccer team disqualified from 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. http://on.cnn.com/XjfqNz

Never live in the past but always learn from it.

Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on your powers instead of your problems.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Mitt Romney has spent most of his 2012 campaign toting Ronald Reagan as his economic policy mentor...but in this week's issue of Newsweek, David Stockman, the former president's budget director, bashes Romney's business legacy and claims as a job creator. Read on iPad today here http://bit.ly/RunsSZ or at newsstands Monday






In a series of new polls out this morning, Mitt Romney's ratings have risen since his performance in the first presidential debate. Three new polls put the candidates in a statistical dead heat, but Mr. Obama still has higher favorability ratings.



On eve of second debate, Romney on the rise

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In three new national polls, Romney and Mr. Obama are statistically tied



Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have won the Nobel economics prize for the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design: http://usat.ly/RZimNL



(Photo by Henrik Montgomery, AP)



2 From U.S. Win Nobel in Economics

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Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley were given the award for their work on market design and matching theory, and how to help make markets work better.



Americans Roth and Shapley win Nobel economics prize

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STOCKHOLM Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have the Nobel economics prize.
Republicans destroyed the world's economy. That's why they changed their official name.


Tax cuts (3 trillion dollars), deregulations and Bush's wars (4 trillion dollars) : the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression

Conservative principle : privatizing profits, socializing losses; don't tax them.

Bush spent 4 trillion dollars to arrest Saddan Hussein and to elect Karzai, but Iraq didn't have WMD, an Army and never attacked the US. Clinton Era : peace and prosperity. Bush Administration : wars and collapse
Speculation from two MIT researches suggests that carbon dioxide structurally weakens glaciers. Read more by clicking the link below.




Carbon Dioxide May Damage Glaciers: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/wh5

Sunday, October 14, 2012

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Aleppo is one of the crown jewels of the ancient world, Syria's largest, richest and -- for the past three months -- most dangerous city. The battle that is raging there has reduced entire neighborhoods to smoking piles of rubble.









Go behind the battle lines there with 60 Minutes















Inside Syria's civil war









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Sneaking across Syria's border, Clarissa Ward reports from its most dangerous city, Aleppo, where a battle rages between rebel groups and Syria's military

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Mitt is a unicorn, Obama is Noah and the country is the Ark Mitt Romney, who says he likes to fire people, fired Big Bird

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Biden and Ryan have concluded the one and only VP debate of 2012. Who do you think came across as a better second-in-command?



We did some fact checks. This is what we found...

On Obamacare: http://wapo.st/TaAzFg

On defense cuts: http://wapo.st/TaAFg9

On Syria: http://wapo.st/TaAJfX

On the Libya attack: http://wapo.st/TaALEI

Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures balanced the budget and left us with a surplus, but the Bush Admni ruined in it in 5 years.

Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures balanced the budget and left us with a surplus, but the Bush Admni ruined in it in 5 years.

CBS News INSTANT POLL of Undecided Voters: Who won VP debate? BIDEN: 50% RYAN: 31% TIE: 19%



Live Coverage: http://CBSNews.com/

CBS News INSTANT POLL of Undecided Voters: Who won VP debate? BIDEN: 50% RYAN: 31% TIE: 19%



Live Coverage: http://CBSNews.com/


Chilly Storm to Bring Rain, Snow to Southwest http://oak.ctx.ly/r/vuq



Scientists Chuck Instruments Off Planes Into Cracks in Arctic Sea Ice - http://oak.ctx.ly/r/vuz



"It used to be that the ice just pulled back a bit from the beach each year, now we're seeing huge areas of open water."



A 520 million-year-old fossil, discovered in China, contained a preserved, and surprisingly complex, brain. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/vto








Do you know what the naturally occurring, colorful splotches are on this rock?



Check it out here: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/vum









US running mates clash in debate

The US vice-presidential candidates clash in their only televised debate, as new polling suggests the race for the White House is tightening.




1) Ryan Budget Delivers Another Tax Cut Windfall for

Wealthy



2) Ryan Budget Will Require Raising Debt Ceiling

Repeatedly

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures, balanced the budget and left us with a surplus but the Bush Admin subsequently ruined it. What a bunch of incompetents.



Ronald Reagan tripled the National Debt

George W. Bush doubled the National Debt

Reagan raised debt ceiling 17 times, Bush seven times

Tax cuts dont pay for themselves.

Tax cuts (3 trilllion dollars), deregulations and Bush's wars (3 trillion dollars) : the worst finacial crisis since the Great Depresssion. Tax cuts don't pay for themselves

Almost all working americans pay taxes

The GOP's "Job Creators" don't create jobs





President Obama Cut Taxes for Almost All Working Americans

Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt

George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt

Reagan Raised Debt Ceiling 17 Times, Bush Seven

Tax Cuts Don't Pay for Themselves

Almost All Working Americans Pay Taxes

The GOP's "Job Creators" Don't Create Jobs

Low Capital Gains Taxes Fuel Income Inequality...

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The "Green Brain" project aims to pave the way for the first flying robot bees. The drone could search disaster sites, scout enemies, and even mechanically ensure crop pollination.




Bee Brains Inspire Tiny Drone Intelligence

www.livescience.com

An artificial intelligence version of a honeybee's brain could steer a tiny flying drone that can sense sights and smells like the real living creature.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Terror suspects before US court


Islamist cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects appear in court in the US, after being extradited from the UK following a long legal battle.

Gunman killed in French terror raid

Tunisia clashes over rubbish dump

More than 50 people, mostly policemen, are injured in protests over the reopening of an unofficial rubbish dump on the Tunisian holiday island of Djerba.

The US unemployment rate falls to 7.8%, dropping below 8% for the first time in nearly four years, exceeding analysts' expectations a month before the

Republicans look to use momentum following strong debate performance by Romney into Florida for 'Super Saturday,' as the campaign set out to contact 2 million voters in get-out-the-vote effort
The Obama campaign announced today that the president has raised $181 million this month for his reelection effort. The strong months brings the incumbent's fundraising total this cycle to $947 million, making it a near certainty he'll surpass $1 billion raised for his campaign, the Democratic National Committee and other affiliated campaigns. Read on in Politics Now.




Obama campaign announces $181-million haul in September

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WASHINGTON Spurred on by the Democratic National Convention, new donate-by-text capability and an expanding lead in state and national polls, President Obama raised $181 million for his reelection effort in September, his campaign announced Saturday.

Friday, October 5, 2012

A French fashion designer apologises for telling a magazine that Chinese tourists would not be welcome at his new luxury hotel in Paris
Labor Department reports unemployment rate in September at 7.8 percent, first time below 8 percent in nearly four year


Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

Five suspected terrorists - including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri - can be extradited to the US to face trial, UK High Court judges rule.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Romney campaign is engaging in "situational demagoguery". Articulate demaguogery is still demaguogery. Demagoguery Versus Ideas
http://www.medievalists.net/2012/10/03/the-myth-of-merlin-and-the-men-behind-the-legend/




Mitt is a unicorn, Obama is Noah and the country is the Ark

Mitt Romney, who says he likes to fire people, fired Big Bird during last night's debate.



Who's next?

Team Obama fights to keep lead after Romney shines in debate http://reut.rs/WoOgEB


Space.com


Who is best fit to lead U.S. space exploration? Take the poll and see who got the most votes.



Poll: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have their own plans for NASA and U.S. spaceflight. Which is best to lead American space exploration?
Alien worlds that orbit the energetic dead stars known as pulsars may leave electric currents behind them, which would aid researchers in finding these strange planets. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/t6c


Check out the new F1-inspired hybrid chassis by Ferrari



Ferrari Composite Chassis Lightens Gears

www.imaginelifestyles.com

All-new Ferrari composite chassis is comprised of 4 different types of carbon fiber for spectacular performance specs. Find out more!






Apple’s Steve Jobs: What He Knew in 1983



He did a pretty impressive job of describing the gadget-mad world we now live in.



Read on and listen to the recording: http://yhoo.it/SDwPeF



Apple’s Steve Jobs: What He Knew in 1983

finance.yahoo.com

Almost a year to the day after his death, Steve Jobs is making headlines for a speech he gave nearly three decades ago.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Turkey hits targets inside Syria



Turkey targets positions inside Syria in response to the deaths of five people killed by Syrian shells in a Turkish border town.



Iran clashes over currency crisis



Riot police in Iran break up protests in the capital, after sharp falls in its currency, the rial, which has plummeted against the US dollar.

Clinton adopted a series of austerity measures, balanced the budget and left us with a surplus but the Bush Administration subsequently ruined it. Thats why they changed their official name to the Grand Old Bag Party. Obama is really saving the worlds economy
Turkey hits targets inside Syria
Turkey targets positions inside Syria in response to the deaths of five people killed by Syrian shells in a Turkish border town.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


So why is Europe trembling from the political earthquake that is Beppe Grillo? http://wapo.st/PHf673



In Italy, a comedian is getting the last laugh

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Rising political movement of country’s funniest man is making much of Europe nervous.


A US Border Patrol agent was shot and killed early this morning, and another wounded, near Naco, Ariz. Just two weeks ago the Naco station was named for Brian Terry, the Border Patrol agent murdered in 2010 with a gun linked to the botched anti-gunrunning program 'Operation Fast and Furious.'

Monday, October 1, 2012

USB sticks provide look inside criminal gang, say Brazilian officials


Authorities say they have uncovered extensive information about the inner workings of Sao Paulo state's largest criminal gang, which is suspected in the killings of 73 police officers so far this year.

Source: World Now



Why Obama Is Leading in the Polls

www.theatlantic.com

The president's ad barrage seems to have succeeded in bringing blue-collar women into his coalition -- and boosting his chance at reelection.



Family's mystery illness tied to house's history



The Hankins buy a foreclosed home at a low price, but within days all three of them are sick. The reason: The house had been used as a meth lab: http://yhoo.it/QF3STo



Can you top this home nightmare?



University of Central Florida photography student Jason Weingart took this photo of a shelf cloud at the leading edge of a thunderstorm, in Ormond Beach, Fla., on May 15, 2012. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/rpo

Breaking News: Obama, Romney in statistical tie in latest CNN/ORC International poll. - http://bit.ly/U2BldZ

What do you imagine this life guard is thinking?








It is an unusual dynamic: the Supreme Court traditionally rates near the bottom when voters are asked to list the issues most important to them, but the high-profile issues the justices decide -- hot-button topics like health care, abortion, economic and tax reforms -- remain of consistent concern to the electorate.











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Election raises stakes for possible Supreme Court vacancies CNN.com









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The next U.S. president could name between one and three members to the Supreme Court.









Breaking News: Obama, Romney in statistical tie in latest CNN/ORC International poll. http://bit.ly/U2BldZ





















“This bill bans non-scientific ‘therapies’ that have driven young people to depression and suicide,” tweeted Gov. Jerry Brown. If it causes a legal battle, it could center around whether this therapy constitutes child abuse and whether the ban is unconstitutional. Tell us where you stand.http://on.cnn.com/VkCKuk









California governor signs gay conversion therapy ban CNN.com









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California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill banning therapy aimed at turning gay kids straight, saying such efforts belong in "the









Is it true there are only 100 North Sea cod left?





















Recent reports claim that there could be as few as 100 of the species remaining - calling attention to issues of over exploitation.





















But a deeper look at the numbers and cod ageing patterns paints a different picture.









North Sea cod: Is it true there are only 100 left? bbc.in









































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Barry Commoner Dies at 95 http://nyti.ms/QGBJf5


Syria pushes world refugee total towards record: U.N. http://reut.rs/SuoZIy   ‎"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children." Jimmy Carter



Mario Loyola writes: "Thus far, we have assured Iran that proceeding with the next steps in its nuclear development entails few near-term risks. That must change. The Israeli red line assures Iran that it can continue enriching uranium for several more months at least. That must change. If there is still any chance of stopping Iran’s nuclear-weapons program, the time to add force to the diplomatic equation is now."



El gobernador de California, Jerry Brown firmó una ley que prohíbe una terapia que intenta convertir a los niños homosexuales en heterosexuales, tras afirmar que esos esfuerzos “serán ahora relegados al basurero de la charlatanería”. ¿Qué opinas de esta decisión?

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