Archive for October, 2011

October 30th, 2011 - 3:54 pm § in Misc.

Apple agrees to abide by Korean standards for warranties

Readmore.  As Samsung is emerging as Apple’s biggest competitor, Cupertino seemed to be willing to meet Korean standards!  I wonder if they could end up doing the same thing for North Korea if the hermit kingdom ever opens up?  The ability to lock down the i-Tunes store would go over well u[...]

October 29th, 2011 - 11:52 pm § in America

Note to new voters: How to vote

How to choose a political party when you turn 18.[...]

October 29th, 2011 - 11:35 pm § in America

Is the Tea Party Joining the OWS?

 A Letter from Montana, by Jerry Straka . The Boston Tea Party was a protest against the British government and the monopolistic East India Company that controlled all the tea imported into the colonies. It was a protest against corporate interests condoned and imposed by “dynastic” government.[...]

October 29th, 2011 - 9:17 am § in America, Science

No Free Lunch, No Cheap Drugs

Xconomy News: Weston, MA-based Biogen Idec, the largest maker of injectable treatments for multiple sclerosis, met its goals in a second clinical trial for an oral pill to treat the disease. The pill reduced flare-ups by 44 percent when taken twice per day, and by 51 percent if taken three times a[...]

October 28th, 2011 - 12:36 pm § in America

Music to Occupy Westlake By.

CLICKME for great music to listen to while protesting the abuses of the 1%[...]

October 28th, 2011 - 8:09 am § in America


By Hyunjoo Jin SEOUL (Reuters) – Samsung Electronics Co overtook Apple Inc as the world’s top smartphone maker in the July-September period with a 44 percent jump in shipments, and forecast strong sales in the current quarter in a clear warning to its rivals. Samsung only entered the s[...]

October 27th, 2011 - 4:31 am § in Misc.

Give your bit to the 99%

  We may be returning to the sixties, though the cause is a bigger one.     Some of you may feel, as I do, that the streets are not your form of free speech.  How else can you help?  Here is a simple answer .. PICK UP YOUR PHONE AND ORDER FOOD! Big Mario’s […][...]

October 26th, 2011 - 9:15 pm § in Misc.


Prince Putin Reigns Supreme in ‘Putlandia’ Welcome to Putlandia, where the president and prime minister swap jobs at will, where the constitution is an empty shell and all power rests with Vladimir Putin. The deal between him and President Dmitry Medvedev is a farce. The proud Russian n[...]

October 26th, 2011 - 10:20 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: Saif al-Islam ready to turn himself in.

* Gaddafi’s son said ready to turn himself in * Intelligence chief also proposing deal with ICC * Nowhere else for them to go, says Libyan official (Adds ICC comment, paragraph 3) By Samia Nakhoul ABU DHABI, Oct 26 (Reuters) – Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam and former intell[...]

October 26th, 2011 - 9:17 am § in America, Hypocrisy

BERKELEY BLOG: Selling the 99% Agenda

A framing memo for Occupy Wall Street  George Lakoff, professor of  linguistics | 10/25/11 | CLICKME: to hear Frank Luntz advise Stephen Colbert on how to frame the Colbert Super Pak. I was asked weeks ago by some in the Occupy Wall Street movement to make suggestions for how to frame the movemen[...]