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Rupert's Redhead returns.

#newscorp   #spying   #tabloidqueen   #phonehacking  
After being acquitted in a British phone hacking scandal, Ms. Brooks is expected to take an executive role seeking ways to expand the company’s digital endeavors, people familiar with its plans said.
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+Park Ridge Accountability only matters when you oppose right-wing organizations. If you lie, cheat, steal or destroy lives and reputations in support of right-wing entities you rarely, if ever suffer the consequences. Fact is, you're often richly rewarded.
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Just as everyone suspected, the GOP can hold power, but it can't govern.

#republicans   #incompetent  
The measure was meant to avert a partial shutdown of the agency.
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"But there is more to it than that. Many Jews have perceived a change in the climate in Germany as well. The Amadeu Antonio Foundation, a group that combats racism, counted 864 anti-Semitic crimes last year, an increase of almost 10 percent over 2013."

#antisemitism  on the rise in Germany once again. The right-wing and radical Islamists the primary sources. Funny how nazi types and ISIS types are so much alike. Well, maybe not so funny.
How anti-Semitic is Germany? The Central Council of Jews is warning members of the community against wearing traditional head coverings. It is a precaution that 26-year-old Mark Krasnov has been taking for some time.
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"My present epiphany is that without healthy seedlings, everything else is made harder. My solution is to use very fresh seeds, that is, saving only the excess that does not degrade rapidly even if it means a little more expense, provide adequate light as soon as they emerge, transplant only the strongest and most robust despite the waste, gradually hardening them out in the sunlight/wind, and transferring them to the soil while they still have room to grow in their pots."

So, how can one tell if seeds are fresh, if they're not your own. There's a seed exchange event next week at our local Food Share and I'm wondering if it's possible to make such a determination by sight.

Great post, btw.
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+Mark Everett Hall, I suggest buying only dated packets. Most seeds start losing their vitality within two years.
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"United ended the flight on April 1, 2014, three days after Samson resigned from the agency amid the political turmoil that followed the release of e-mails showing that aides to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Port Authority officials had orchestrated lane closures on the George Washington Bridge in September 2013, snarling traffic for several days in Fort Lee, N.J."

Coincidence? Sure.

#unitedairlines   #davidsamson  
How the circumstances stack up in the Samson probe and what the prosecutors would have to show
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Amy Davidson is too kind to call #billoreilly  the liar and bragging bully that he is. #liarliar  
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At first glance, I thought the headline was saying that McDonald's was one of O'Really's war zones.
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Watched it on HBO2Go last night. Could have been 10-15 mins shorter and lost nothing of its importance or impact. Still, a great choice for #oscar2015   and a great documentary and cautionary tale for our times. To me Snowden is a patriot and those men and women inside the NSA routinely trashing the Constitution unpatriotic. Also, #hbo  deserves kudos for bravery in helping produce the film and for airing it.

#snowden   #citizenfour  
Laura Poitras, Dirk Wilutzky, Glenn Greenwald, Lindsay Mills, and Mathilde Bonnefoy onstage during the Academy Awards. Credit Photograph by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Oh, goodie. The GOP gets to make fools of themselves for another week as they ineptly waddle their way through the concept of governing a nation.

#republicans   #incompetence  
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"The stories do not feel exhaustive. There will be questions about other ways in which the extensive foreign travels in which Clinton took such pride as Secretary of State may have doubled as donor-development drives for the foundation."

As an independent voter, this is just one more reason for me to be very uncomfortable with HRC as a candidate for the White House.

#hillaryclinton  
Hillary Clinton speaks at a fund-raiser for the UNLV Foundation in October. Credit PHOTOGRAPH BY ETHAN MILLER/GETTY
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+Gerry Power He said he was "wrong" but I could not find an apology. And even his admitting his error, I think it was still a politically calculated admission. (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/us/politics/bill-clintons-decision-and-regret-on-defense-of-marriage-act.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0) I would like the nation to move beyond the Clintons and the Bushes. My gawd! There's got to be someone else ambitious and smart enough to get past those old, tired folks.
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Once again, the journalistic credibility of #billoreilly  has come under fire for the 1992 LA riots. Other reports also have him claiming he witnessed nuns being murdered in El Salvador because he saw photos the year after the event. By that pretzel logic I was in Dealey Plaza witnessing the assassination of JFK.
Fox News host, whose stories of past reporting exploits are under renewed scrutiny, claimed ‘we were attacked by protesters’ when covering the 1992 riots
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+R&R Johnson  Again, you're bearing false witness against thy neighbor.  I'm not Muslim, nor am I drunk.
Nor are Muslims evil, not any more so than any other person.
(Also, the word is "you're", a contraction of "you" and "are".)
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Good insights and good pizza.
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I think eating the pizza inspired my writing, +Mark Everett Hall. :-)
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Pretty soon we're going to need a short list of stories he has told that are actually true.

#billoreilly   #liarliar  
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"O'Reilly May Have Told Truth Once or Twice, Former Colleagues Allege"
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I published my first tech-oriented story in 1980 in a journal called Sound & Vibration and have been writing about technology for a living since then.
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Employment
  • Retired
    present
    Much like it sounds
  • Computerworld
    Editor/Writer, 1999 - 2008
  • UNIX Review/Performace Computing
    Editor in Chief, 1997 - 1999
  • ZD Labs
    Director, 1996 - 1997
  • MacWeek
    Editor in Chief, 1993 - 1996
  • LAN Technology
    Editor in Chief, 1991 - 1993
  • Sun Microsystems
    Editor/Writer, 1985 - 1990
  • Micro Communications
    Technical Editor, 1983 - 1985
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Both men have been challenged about their statements in the past few days—with O’Reilly responding defiantly, and McDonald abashedly.

“I am coming after you”: Why Bill O’Reilly’s train wreck has the right u...
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Why “Citizenfour” Deserved Its Oscar - The New Yorker
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Bill O’Reilly’s humiliating bust: Does Fox News have guts to suspend its...
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Mother Jones shows Fox host has his own “Brian Williams problem.” Now we'll learn whether Fox cares about "truth"

Quoted: on NSA, GCHQ hacking into SIM cards to spy on phones
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"(We) believe we have their entire network." — from a slide by the GCHQ, the British spying agency, referring to its successful hacking into

Charles Darwin, Natural Novelist - The New Yorker
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The theory of evolution by natural selection would have been true even if it had been scratched in Morse code. It was the style that made it

Obama’s War on ISIS: Let the Debate Begin - The New Yorker
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For months now, it has been clear that the United States is gearing up for a major military assault.

Alabama Loses Yet Another Fight to Remain in Eighteenth Century - The Ne...
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Alabama’s first attempt to remain in the eighteenth century took place between 1861 and 1865.

Why “Selma” Is More Than Fair to L.B.J. - The New Yorker
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Some critics have said that Ava DuVernay’s film is unfair to Johnson. But that misrepresents “Selma” the movie and Selma the history.

Obama Goes Big on Immigration - The New Yorker
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During Thursday’s speech, Obama put the blame for what he was about to do squarely on his adversaries: Republican leaders in the House of Re

Did Republicans Conquer Obamaland? - The New Yorker
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One way to think about the magnitude of last night’s Republican wave is to test how deep the G.O.P ate into the states that voted for Obama

Tom Magliozzi and “Car Talk” America
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Only the best can get away with laughing at their own jokes, and Tom Magliozzi, the host of NPR’s “Car Talk,” earned that right through his

The Cartoon Lounge: Food Issues - The New Yorker
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Any time you talk about food, talk about diets cannot be far behind.

Dahr Jamail | As Casualties Mount, Scientists Say Global Warming Has Bee...
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As the signs of runaway anthropogenic climate disruption continue to escalate, a new study reports that climate change is ''worse than we th

Amber Vinson’s Airplane Ride: An Ebola Nurse and the C.D.C.
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The C.D.C. can’t act as though this is a matter of a young woman’s recalcitrance if the true problem is the organization’s own incompetence.

About That Gun
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Though I’ve lived mostly in San Francisco as an adult, I grew up in rural Montana where guns were an unremarkable access…

A NATION OF CLOSET ATHEISTS
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In recent years much has been made of the extent to which the US is a religious country. In fact, of the so-called first…