Archive for February, 2013

25 Feb

EVEN SATIRICAL NEWS CAN GO TOO FAR, esp in Feb

Onion’s Quvenzhane Wallis Tweet: Satirical Newspaper Blasted For Insulting 9-Year-Old African American Actress
The Onion set Twitter on fire Sunday night after insulting Oscar-nominated actress Quvenzhane Wallis.
The satirical newspaper’s tweet, shown below, called Wallis a “c–t.” Many Twitter users took umbrage to @TheOnion’s comment, particularly since it was aimed at the 9-year-old star of “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”The Onion has had thousands Unfollow them in the hours proceeding but they started with nearly 5 million followers. more

25 Feb

Best Picture Argo is really a Canadian story not an American story

The former Canadian ambassador to Iran who protected Americans at great personal risk during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis said Monday it was good to hear Ben Affleck finally thank Canada after Affleck’s film “Argo” won the Oscar for best picture.
“Argo” came under criticism from some Canadians, including former ambassador Ken Taylor, who said he felt slighted by the movie because it makes Canada look like a meek observer to CIA heroics. Taylor says it minimizes Canada’s role in the Americans’ rescue.I think that President Carter’s remarks put everything in proportion.”
Carter appeared on television last week and said, “90 percent of the contributions to the ideas and the consummation of the plan was Canadian,” but the film “gives almost full credit to the American CIA.”


25 Feb

Genetic Genealogy In black history month

25 Feb

Romney’s main man says media was not Pro Obama

23 Feb

Happy Black History Month – When Black Ruled The World

22 Feb

Rollin Detroit: Gangs, drug dealers, decline of the economy

20 Feb

Princeton Professor Profoundly Offended By Intellectuals

Cornell West Professor Profoundly Offended By Intellectuals says Cornel West: How Intellectuals Betrayed the Poor

19 Feb

Jeweler to the stars, drops Jewels on the “Entertainment Industy”

17 Feb

WTF: Homeowners beware in Detroit

16 Feb

Cast Of ‘Roots in 2013 -Black History month look back

14 Feb

Too Big to Fail, Too Powerful to Jail: How Big Banks Break Law With Impunity

Matt Taibbi: Obama DOJ Let Off HSBC Officials Who Laundered Drug Money For Murders
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10 Feb

War Comes Home: Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is First Drone Target on U.S. Soil

Fugitive alleged LAPD-killer is first drone target on U.S. soil

It’s official: The drone war has come home to America. Wanted fugitive Christopher Dorner, the homicidal former cop currently at war with the LAPD, has become the first known human target for airborne drones on U.S. soil. Their use was confirmed by Customs and Border Patrol spokesman Ralph DeSio, who revealed the government’s fear that Dorner will make a dash for the Mexican border. The fugitive has already killed three people, according to police, and has a $1 million bounty on his head. Dorner, who has military training, is believed to be hiding in the wilderness of California’s San Bernardino Mountains, where locating him without air support may be all but impossible.

10 Feb

Shame of a Nation: Postal Service to Stop Saturday Delivery

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Wednesday that it will discontinue first class Saturday mail delivery, marking another milestone in the decline of the once-ubiquitous government service. But it isn’t a switch to online mail that’s causing the postal demise — it’s Congress.

Under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, Congress has for years forced the USPS to pre-fund 75 years’ worth of pensions for its employees, a requirement not made of any other public or private institution. That means that the Postal Service is footing the bill for employees it hasn’t even hired yet. The USPS doesn’t actually receive money from the government, but still needs Congressional approval to make any changes to its structure. An analysis in July showed that the USPS, without its pension requirement, would have a $1.5 billion surplus. (more…)

10 Feb

Same Gang: Obama Rumored to Like Anti-Union, Hotel Scion for Commerce

President Barack Obama has yet to officially name a Commerce Secretary nominee for his second term, but rumor has it that he’s already made up his mind: According to The Washington Post, “there’s chatter” that Hyatt hotels scion and board member Penny Pritzker is the president’s choice.

If the buzz turns out to be true, then Pritzker’s ascension to the national stage could further strain Obama’s tense relationship with the labor movement. That’s because the Hyatt Hotel chain—co-founded by Pritzker’s father, Donald N. Pritzker—is currently engaged in a lengthy and acrimonious dispute with the hospitality workers union UNITE HERE (more…)

05 Feb

Illegal Immigration arguments get a truth teller

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