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Who are you going to believe: #billoreilly  and his "high" (for cable) ratings or everyone else who was there along with their video evidence?

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More than a month after Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was called out for apparently embellishing his record covering the Falklands War in the 1980s, his cameraman at the time has disputed key facts in the story.
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Am pleased to see that #angieslist  and +Salesforce are among the leaders here. They both have smart CEOs with estimable ethics as well as brains.

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Critics say the law could allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.
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+Mark Hall +bryce hendrix I think it would be difficult for any company to undo existing investments in Indiana and unfair to employees based there. However, by very publicly saying that future events and investments will be put on hold or cancelled is the best leverage organizations can have. And I am very pleased that a religious organizations has joined the boycott. Great link, Mark.
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Remind me again why serial liar #billoreilly  is still working while one-time prevaricator #brianwilliams remains suspended. Is that #fairandballanced  ?
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+Gerry Power Ah, tha explains it.
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"Ubiquitous surveillance and data mining are not suitable tools for finding dedicated criminals or terrorists. We taxpayers are wasting billions on mass-surveillance programs, and not getting the security we’ve been promised."

But it sells a lot of software and hardware and greases more than a few palms in Congress.

#datamining   #nsa   #masssurveillance  
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"...despite some Republican politicians acknowledging that they need to have something to say about income stagnation and rising inequality, the bulk of the Party—and that includes most its candidates for 2016—seems to be stuck in a Reaganite time warp."

#economy   #incomeinequality  
Speaking at the City Club of Cleveland, Obama had some fun at the expense of his Republican critics and their alarmist predictions about the disastrous impact his policies would have on the U.S. economy. Credit Photograph by Brendan Smialowsky / AFP / Getty
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Treason does not have many precedents.

#Republicans   #47idiots  
The U.S. Senate Historian’s Office has so far been unable to find another example in the chamber’s history where one political party openly tried to deal with a foreign power against a presidential policy, as Republicans have attempted in their open letter to Iran this week
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This is the ball everyone should have their eye on. Email, email, email, email, Benghazi, email, email. It's a diversion! At least that mole hill has a viable and defensible explanation, whether people like it or not. No laws were broken. With this mountain it's an act of treason. Elected officials, so ignorant of their own Constitution, being accused of subversive tactics against a sitting President.

Utah wants to bring back firing squads, just as a back up. Well, we used to hang traitors. At a time of great global turmoil these Senators wish to drag us down further than the depths we now wallow.
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"Before Holland became the state seismologist in 2010, there wasn’t much for Big Oil and state researchers to argue about. Over the previous 30 years, Oklahoma had averaged fewer than two earthquakes a year of at least 3.0 in magnitude. In 2015 the state is on pace for 875 , according to Holland. Oklahoma passed California last year as the most seismically active state in the continental U.S."

Coincidence with increased #fracking  is possible, but not bloody likely.

#earthquake   #oilandgas  
Energy firms tried to slow science inquiries blaming them for earthquakes in Oklahoma
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+MICHAEL STEWART OOOOps, my bad. Still, it's weird about the little Florida town having quakes, too. ;-(
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I won't be going to Indiana to visit friends after all. Sorry. My Hoosier buddies will understand. Not everyone in Indiana is a bigot, I know for a fact. But enough of the wrong people are and there are too many silent people who let the bigotry go. So I won't give the state my business. Why should you?

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Sales Force became the first major U.S. company to announce a travel boycott to the state.
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Just another reason to stay away from that shitty state. Add it to the list... A very good reason mind you.
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"The Palestinians, for their part, have every reason to believe that Netanyahu has shown both his hand and his heart; they will likely drop any thought of negotiations and take their campaign for statehood to the United Nations. For the first time, they may not face a reflexive veto from the United States ."

That would be a good change.

#twostates   #israel   #palestine  
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Israeli democracy is slowly going the way of all other Middle Eastern "democracies." It's being consumed by hate and destroyed from within. 
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"About $1m provided by the CIA to a secret Afghan government fund ended up in the hands of al-Qaida in 2010 when it was used to pay a ransom for an Afghan diplomat, the New York Times reported on Saturday."

Oops. Again.

#incompetence  
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Wonder what Alexander Hamilton would have done with Big Data? Or Karl Marx?

#bigdata  
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Maybe a few #Republicans  are getting the notion that independents like me increasingly see the GOP as being Israel-first politicians, which makes President Obama seem much more interested in what's good for Americans.

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A day after releasing a letter that potentially threatens the administration’s negotiations with Iran, some signers have second thoughts.
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"This administration has no sense of humor". Srsly?!!
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Introduction
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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Netanyahu Plays the Race Card
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The Israeli Prime Minister has adopted Richard Nixon’s Southern strategy.

Obama’s Well-Earned Victory Lap on the Economy - The New Yorker
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Republican claims that his policies would wreak disaster on the economy turned out to be wrong, and it’s fair for the President to remind pe

Merkel and Juncker in Stand-Off over Greece - SPIEGEL ONLINE
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European Commission President Juncker wants to keep Greece in the euro zone, no matter what the price. Member states, though, are beginning

Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links - 28 February 201...
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What the Clinton Foundation is Costing Hillary - The New Yorker
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The Clinton Foundation says it is more transparent, as a charity, than it legally needs to be. But it is not normal, in its resources or its

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Bill O'Reilly and Robert McDonald's War Zones - The New Yorker
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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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What the country still has to work out is whether the Edward Snowden leaks were actually transformative. That’s the question about a good mo

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