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Honk! Wheeze! Atchoo! It’s getting hot in Washington, and


it’s not just the weather
Deborah Zabarenko (Front Allergy symptoms are the over the 150 years or so simply to have an impact on some
Row Washington) common result, and they cost a can’t be accounted for. Lots of events in Washington, including
Submitted at 4/21/2010 11:38:45 AM bundle. this extra heat is stashed in the this weekend’s meeting of
It doesn’t help that Washington world’s oceans, scientists report. global financial leaders. Some
Spring in Washington means is part of a U.S. trend spurred by But the rest of it has to go participants have been stranded
cherry blossoms, azaleas and a climate change, with the signs someplace and researchers elsewhere or delayed in arriving,
collective wet sneeze from the of spring coming about 10 days haven’t figured out where. even as the volcanic ash cloud
hundreds of thousands of allergy earlier than they did two Is there any possibility that this moved off and air travel from
sufferers in the region. This decades ago. That means some missing heat is what’s fueling Europe resumed. They’ll
year, a long snow-covered missed connections in the those volcanic eruptions in participate by videoconference
winter may actually have natural world, as some plants Iceland? “The answer is a if they can’t get here, meeting
protected plants while an early and animals adapt better than definite no,” says Kevin organizers at the World Bank
burst of summer-like others to the early onset of Trenberth, a climate scientist at and International Monetary
temperatures called forth the spring. the National Center for Fund say.
blossoms, creating what felt to There’s another kind of early Atmospheric Research in For more Reuters political
many like a pollen bomb. heat settling in over the U.S. Colorado. The volcanic heat news, click here.
Plants that would usually have capital, and that’s the run-up to week, a few days after Earth might help solve the missing Photo credits: Reuters/Jim
bloomed in an orderly sequence new legislation to curb planet- Day on April 22. heat conundrum if it were Young (cherry blossoms,
— forsythia, daffodils, tulips, warming greenhouse gas As Washington deals with this substantial enough, but it isn’t. Washington, March 25, 2010);
cherry blossoms, dogwood, emissions, the next priority for meteorological and legislative “On a global basis, the amount Reuters/ Lucas Jackson (Lava
azaleas and lilacs — are all the Obama administration now warming trend, scientists are (of heat from the Icelandic spews from a volcano as it
flowering together. Cars, streets, that health care reform has concerned about some heat that volcano) is very tiny and at least erupts near Eyjafjallajokull,
pets and other plants are covered passed through Congress. The has apparently gone missing. an order of magnitude too Iceland, April 19, 2010)
with a gritty yellow-green compromise legislation is About half of the excess heat small.”
sneeze-inducing residue. expected to be unveiled next generated by human activities The volcano has been enough

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Senate Republicans keeping powder dry on European flights


back to normal
START treaty Thursday
Susan Cornwell (Front Row Obama’s Democrats have the (Reuters: Top News)
Washington) majority in the Senate but will
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Wise Words: Live


No head-butting, judge tells Blagojevich Like Nobody's
Andrew Stern (Front Row said.
Washington) Prosecutors have asked the Watching
Submitted at 4/21/2010 3:38:32 PM judge to prevent the defense WomansDay.com Editors
from arguing during the trial (Daily Woman's Day Blog)
No head-butting, no fighting, that not all the tapes were being
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:30:00 AM
no macho posturing, the played. In a recent
judge overseeing former Illinois filing, prosecutors also said Here's a little bit of inspiration
G o v e r n o r R o d Blagojevich’s wife, Patti, to make your day fun, fabulous
Blagojevich’s upcoming received thousands of dollars in and full of joy.
corruption trial said on real estate commissions without When you dance, your purpose
Wednesday. doing any work, though she has is not to get to a certain place on
If the federal courtroom is not been charged. the floor. It's to enjoy each step
sounding more like a boxing “Those are fighting words,” along the way. —Wayne Dyer
r i n g , t h e Blagojevich’s attorney Sam What's been your favorite step
disgraced politician suggested as Adam Sr. said. “If you attack in life so far?
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telling reporters “I hope you’re calling prosecutors “liars and
neutral corner. based on a hearing of all the cowards.” your name, city and state. You
man enough to be there (in
“I’m relieved,” Blagojevich government’s tape recordings of Fitzgerald was not in court on might be featured in an
court) tomorrow too.”
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equivalent of head-butting.” seat once held by President hours of court-approved tapes reporters at a news conference
Boxing matches have rules, just Barack Obama and other would be heard. “The rules are in Chicago in December 2008)
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Bristol Palin says she got calls after New York Times Reports Q1
Mom’s e-mail hacked Profit, Digital Ad Revenues
Andrew Stern (Front Row
Washington)
year-old son of a Democratic photographs of Palin’s children. Now 26% Of Total
state legislator. Kernell faces Bristol Palin testified she had Robin Wauters (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 4/21/2010 5:10:53 PM several years in prison if been frightened by the flood of
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:27:26 AM
convicted of fraud, identity theft calls she received in September
the rise in digital sales revenue.
By Robby O’Daniel and other charges. 2008, and turned over the cell After significantly scaling Noteworthy: online advertising
A Tennessee college student on Prosecutors say Kernell was phone to Secret Service down costs, The New York revenues now make up more
trial for hacking into Sarah angling for information to agents after the contents of the Times Company this morning than a quarter of the company’s
Palin’s e-mail account and damage Sarah Palin, Republican account were posted online. announced upbeat Q1 2010 total advertising revenues: it
posting it on the Web during the John McCain’s running mate in Both her parents were on the results, reporting a profit and rose to 26 percent in the first
2008 presidential campaign the campaign. campaign trail at the time and, growing digital advertising quarter, up from 20 percent in
heard from Palin’s daughter, Kernell has pleaded not guilty after the cell phone was sales. the year before and 23.5 percent
Bristol, who testified she was t o w h a t h i s l a w y e r s a i d canceled, she had NYT’s operating profit grew in the third quarter of 2009.
flooded with phone calls as a amounted to a misguided prank. difficulty contacting them, she more than fivefold in the first The company’s Internet
result. Kernell had been intrigued by said. quarter of 2010, to$83.3 million businesses include
One call to the then-17-year- published reports that Palin used Palin’s former assistant, Frank compared with $16.4 million in NYTimes.com, About.com,
old’s cell phone came in the the e-mail account for state Bailey, testified that he had set the first quarter of 2009. Total Boston.com and other Web
middle of the night at the family business as governor of Alaska, up the e-mail account for his revenues were down 3.2% in sites. In the first quarter, total
home in Wasilla, Alaska, from and he had managed to guess boss, but warned Palin’s Q1, to $587.9 million from Internet revenues increased 15.5
“a bunch of boys” who claimed the answers to the account’s husband Todd that it was not $607.1 million in the same percent to $90.4 million from
to be outside the house and security questions and changed secure. Among the security period last year. $78.2 million, and online
wanted to be let in. the password. questions were where Todd That’s not bad news, advertising revenues increased
“That was scary because we Some of the e-mails Kernell attended high school: Wasilla considering that the media 18.3 percent to $80.0 million
lived in the middle of nowhere,” made accessible on the Web High. company reported a decline of from $67.6 million.
Bristol Palin told the jury at the included Bristol Palin’s cell 11.5 percent in last quarter Internet advertising revenues at
trial of David Kernell, the 22- phone number, and others had before that (Q4 2009). Could the News Media Group
this be signs of a turn-around? increased 11.2 percent to $46.9
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significant decrease in print The paper intends to start
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advertising across the board as charging for some of its content
write about fixing all their
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and parts suppliers, for Apple declined ‘only’ 6 percent in the
offering detailed fix-it guides products. On Earth Day, they've Information provided by
first quarter of 2010 compared CrunchBase
to the same period the year
before, in large part thanks to
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Taleban defectors 'are rejoining insurgency'


(World News from Times government must now build as concrete through Taleban-held Fighters are rarely motivated by the reintegration solution.”
Online) part of its two-pronged towns nearby. money alone, the report says, A report by the Afghan NGO
Submitted at 4/22/2010 5:12:52 AM negotiation strategy of reaching Two others are fighting in but a complex mix including Safety Office, which provides
out to insurgent fighters while Uruzgan, where US, Dutch and status, grievances with the independent security advice to
Almost a quarter of the low- offering political Australian troops are based, and Government, anger at civilian charities across Afghanistan,
ranking Taleban commanders accommodation to their the remaining four are active in casualties and long-held warned that the first such
lured out of the insurgency in ideological masters. Kandahar, the research found. personal enmities. scheme in eastern Afghanistan
southern Afghanistan have Nato claims there are up to Nato plans to launch a major Reports of millions of dollars “not only devastated those areas
rejoined the fight because of 36,000 Taleban foot soldiers, operation in Kandahar in the available to lure these people with inter-tribal conflict but
broken government promises most of them are fighting in summer. out of the fight risks tempting also appears to have ignited a
and paltry rewards, a scathing southern Afghanistan. The PTS “Most of these commanders more people to join the power struggle within [a]
report on reintegration claims. claims to have reconciled just were inactive for six to 18 insurgency – albeit temporarily neighbouring... district as tribal
Nato plans to spend more than 646, less than 2 per cent, over months, waiting for the PTS to – to benefit. Meanwhile, loyal leaders there vie for a similar
$1 billion (£648 million) over five years, including 33 deliver on its promises,” the government supporters “may deal”.
the next five years tempting commanders. report says. “Once it became become resentful, even hostile, The bleak quarterly assessment
Taleban foot soldiers to lay “Several of these have apparent that no support would if they see resources being warns charity staff to prepare for
down their arms. reportedly rejoined the be forthcoming they simply channelled to antigovernment Nato’s withdrawal by late 2011.
But research by a Kabul-based insurgency, including a number rejoined the fight.” groups”. “We note that International
thinktank warns that those of low to mid-level commanders The Times was unable to Protecting fighters who opt to military forces have made their
efforts could make matters who are currently active in corroborate the report’s swap sides will also prove withdrawal contingent on being
worse by swelling the ranks of Helmand…Uruzgan and findings, partly because difficult if the Taleban carry out able to demonstrate two key…
the insurgency, exacerbating Kandahar," the report says. Taleban commanders change threats of retribution. conditions: a degraded armed
village level feuds and fuelling One man identified as Mullah their names every few months Major General Richard opposition and an improved
government corruption. Mirza was reported to have and the eight men referred to Barrons, who heads Nato’s government security force,” it
The report, titled Golden returned to fight in Marjah, in are not well known. reintegration taskforce, told The states.
Surrender, by the independent Helmand, where thousands of But officials in southern Times last month that Nato “We assess, perhaps cynically,
Afghanistan Analysts Network, US, British and Afghan troops Afghanistan said it was known would back community defence that there is an awareness
is highly critical of the British- launched Operation Moshtarak that fighters had reconciled and initiatives, which critics have neither of these conditions can
backed Peace and earlier this year. then reverted to the insurgency branded militias, to protect be genuinely extant in time and
Reconciliation Scheme (PTS), A second commander, in the past. communities who swap sides. so strategies to create the
established in 2005, which it identified only as Azizullah, is “During my tenure as governor, “Until we have grown the police perception of them are being
says has been left to flounder reportedly fighting in Kajaki, two or three times the Taleban we need a mechanism that pursued instead.”
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neither the political nor the troops are repairing a massive went back to the Government,” all the force that we have now,” Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
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It is those rotten foundations on have been put on hold because province, Engineer Assadullah “It’s very likely that the Local Term Extraction.
which Nato and the Afghan engineers cannot get enough Hamdam, told The Times. Defence Initiative will be part of

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German bishop ‘who beat orphans’ resigns Another iPhone


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The resignation of the bishop – officially renouncing their Former residents of the ad debuts,
part of a conservative axis that religion – one in five Catholics Schrobenhausen children’s
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:01:28 AM includes Bishop Gerhard in Germany says he or she is home claim that they were "Family Man"
Ludwig Müller of Regensburg considering leaving the church. beaten by him with a wooden Michael Grothaus (The
The resignation of the and Cardinal Joachim Meisner The number of Catholics in spoon until it broke, with a Unofficial Apple Weblog
conservative Bishop of in Cologne – is the culmination Germany has dropped from 28 carpet beater, or punched hard (TUAW))
Augsburg – accused of of a power struggle in the million in 1991 to 25 million in on the upper arm where bruises Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:00:00 AM
thrashing orphans with a carpet hierachy. 2009, with the steepest decline would not be visible. Filed under: iPhone
beater – has given a powerful Conservative clergy have been since the Cardinal Joseph The special investigators acting Following on the heels of
boost to reformers in the trying to maintain a strict Ratzinger assumed the papacy. on behalf of the victims are the"Backpackers" and "Dog
German Catholic Church who boundary between church and Bishop Mixa was for many having to decide whether this Lovers" ads earlier this week,
are trying to stop the mass state – and thus resist the younger Catholics a symbol of kind of physical abuse should be Apple has released another
desertion of believers. meddling of state prosecutors in what was wrong. designated an unfortunate iPhone ad titled " Family Man."
It took almost three weeks to the abuse scandals. He seemed to enjoy high-level normality in the church and state The ad details how a man has,
persuade the controversial For them church power still protection and certainly seemed school systems of the 1970s and apparently, lost control of his
bishop, Walter Mixa, 68, to step rests on its ability to keep its free to make outspoken 1980s, or whether it should be iPhone to his family.
down and restore the credibility secrets and thus its authority comments about society in and treated as part of a spectrum of As usual, the ad features three
of the Church as it attempts to over believers. out of the pulpit. abuse that included sexual third-party apps. The wife uses
tackle and contain the growing Reformers such as the Bishop He has railed against the assault. the man's iPhone for Jamie
scandal of physical and sexual of Fulda, Heinz Josef German Government for making Some victims from that era say Oliver's 20 Minute
abuse of children in its care. Algermissen, have been "birth machines" out of women. that the violent atmosphere in Meals($7.99), his son uses it for
The bishop is a close ally of pressing for a more open Its plans to expand the creche the classrooms of that period Elmo's Monster Maker($3.99),
Pope Benedict XVI and he had institutional investigation. network and allow women to allowed sexual abuse to flourish. and when he actually get his
evidently counted on papal "It is a relief for the Catholic return to work smacked, he said, "The paedophiles were often the own phone back he uses it for ...
support as he stood firm against Church in Germany. It had of East German communist 'good ones'," an Austrian opening his car trunk with Viper
claims from at least six former become a heavy burden," said practices. playwright saidrecently. "They SmartStart(free). The ad ends
pupils at a Catholic-run Alois Glueck, chairman of the He compared abortion to the were the ones who treated us, with the family man saying,
orphanage in Bavaria. At an Central Council of Catholics Holocaust – a particularly however perversely, as "Yep, I think we'd all be lost
Easter service he declared that yesterday. shocking statement when made individuals and understood our without my iPhone."
he had a "clean heart." The resignation of the bishop by a senior cleric in Germany. home sickness." TUAW Another iPhone ad
Yesterday evening he was a personal tragedy for He also accused Israel of racism That was one reason why child debuts, "Family Man" originally
surrendered. Bishop Mixa, he said. "A more in its treatment of Palestinians victims – who understood that appeared on The Unofficial
" I beg forgiveness from all open approach from the start in the Occupied Territories and they were being violated – did Apple Weblog (TUAW) on Thu,
those to whom I may have been could perhaps have led to a saId it was setting up ghettoes. not denounce their teachers, 22 Apr 2010 09:00:00 EST.
unfair, from all those to whom I different outcome." His view of the latest child even after they had left school. Please see our terms for use of
have caused anxiety, " the The resignation may have come abuse scandal sweeping the Five Filters featured article: feeds.
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investigating the claims against believe that the Pope is doing a least partly to blame for this," he
him. He has also been accused bad job. said.
of using church funds to buy Many parishes are reporting The bishop has not been
artworks. large numbers of their flock accused of sexual molestation.
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Analysis: Walter Mixa’s resignation can be a new beginning


for Catholics
(World News from Times cover-up. during his guardianship of the Professor Kung, in an open – the conservatives, the liberals
Online) But another light must be shone Congregation for the Doctrine letter to all Catholic bishops and liberationists, the survivors
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:09:40 AM on an almost equally important of the Faith. published last Friday, took the of abuse, the laity, women. The
debate unfolding within the That he was as zealous against Pope to task for a multitude of list is tragically long.
Walter Mixa’s resignation is a Church. child-abusing priests as against such sins. He acknowledged the He might never find himself in
refreshingly prompt response to As numbers of priests dwindle liberation theologians is just one value of his three encyclicals on agreement with him again, but if
the allegations of child abuse in the West and worshippers aspect of the present debate that faith, hope and charity but this Pope is truly concerned
made against him, although no soar in the South, the scandals is too easily overlooked. added: “When it comes to facing about leaving a strong legacy for
doubt it could never have come of child sex abuse are throwing Kung, meanwhile, lost his the major challenges of our the future, maybe Kung’s
soon enough for those children, open once more the divide in the teaching licence when he times, his pontificate has solution of a Third Vatican
now adults, who report that he Catholic Church between liberal challenged the doctrine of papal increasingly passed up more Council might be the answer.
beat them with sticks, a carpet progressives and orthodox infallibility. opportunities than it has taken.” Then, if the conservatives are
beater and, when that broke, his traditionalists. These two former colleagues Among these were missed right, they will carry the day,
fists. In the 1960s, two of the from Tubingen University took opportunities for rapprochement and if the liberals are right, it
The Pope must now accept that brightest young radical priests tea together at the Pope’s and reconciliation with will be them.
resignation, or all the apologies of their generation were together summer residence of Castel Protestants and Jews. Somewhere amid the fighting,
pouring forth from bishops’ as theologians at the Second Gandolfo shortly after He ended by urging Catholic the Church’s valuable doctrines
conferences worldwide will Vatican Council. Benedict’s election in 2005 but bishops worldwide to push for a drawn from more than a century
seem meaningless. Hans Kung and Joseph hopes of a reconciliation were third Vatican council. of social thought might get a
Bishop Mixa is totemic in this Ratzinger are now the oldest and soon dashed. “In this urgent situation, the look-in.
sorry saga because, although no only ones still active. Conservatives who want eyes of the world turn to you. The final arbiter of who was
claims of sex abuse are alleged As reformers they were friends Vatican II rolled back believe Innumerable people have lost right, the conservatives or the
against him, the charges of then, but went in different many of the Church’s present their trust in the Catholic reformers, would of course be
b e a t i n g s a r e s e r i o u s . theological directions after the troubles can be dated to its Church. Only by openly and God.
Importantly, he is a staunch young Ratzinger witnessed reforms and to the influence it honestly reckoning with these Five Filters featured article:
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So far, much of the focus d i r e c t i o n , t h e t w o p a r t e d side, and attribute some of the wrote.
outside the Church has been on company, with Kung moving to Church’s present problems to an What a dramatic signal such a
the victims of the abuse, or the liberal wing while Ratzinger innate conservatism which they council would send to the world,
survivors as they prefer to be embraced conservatism with a fear promotes cover-up at the and what a voice it would give
known, and allegations of a zeal that became notorious cost of justice. to all those silenced for so long

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Sarath Fonseka rails against ‘injustices’ at eBay's forecast


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t o d a y i n h i s f i r s t p u b l i c in the new parliament, leaving it brought against the President. political allies, Tiran Alles. automatically remove the
appearance since being arrested just six short of the two thirds The President’s 23-year-old But Mr Alles told The Times comment). Once reported, our
in February. majority it needed to change the British-educated son, Namal, that the General, as an elected staff will be notified and the
General Fonseka, who led the country’s constitution. was also sworn in as an MP for MP, would be allowed to attend comment will be reviewed.
Army to victory over the Tamil Mr Rajapaksa says he will use the first time after winning a parliament whenever he wanted Select type of offense:
Tiger rebels last year, is in the the strongest mandate since the seat in the Rajapaksa clan’s until he was convicted. Offensive: Sexually explicit or
midst of a court martial trial that late 1970s to rebuild Sri Lanka’s home district of Hambantota. “That could take three to four offensive language
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challenging the President, s e c t o r – a n d a d d r e s s t h e brother, Basil, also retained his heard,” he said. “If there is commercial links
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presidential poll in January. minority after 26 years of civil to act as a presidential advisor. the courts will send him home offending other users
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Hulu Will Offer $10 Hulu Plus Service


John Biggs (TechCrunch) offering a $10 per month "plus" be the source for streaming TV. suspect full seasons as well as
Submitted at 4/22/2010 7:36:59 AM service and will be rolling it out The company is a joint venture almost immediate simulcasting
to select markets by May 24. of NBC, Fox, and ABC and, as of broadcast programming - but
It seemed like only yesterday The LA Times writes that the such, has become a clearing that has yet to be decided.
that Joost and Hulu were seen as service will offer a "more house for popular broadcast
also-rans. Surprisingly, the latter comprehensive selection" over television. The question here is
online video streaming service the current one limited episode information. The suggestion what constitutes a more
has taken off and is now model. There is, sadly, no more here is that Hulu, in the end, will comprehensive selection - I
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Earth Day: No more burning rivers, but new threats (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) Atmospheric Administration. in needed to be checked by a "Unfortunately, it leads some the last 40 years are higher than
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:11:32 AM "We've cleaned up what you can doctor. people to think that we don't the rest of the 130 years of
see and left everything else in "The river bubbled like a have a problem any more," said record-keeping, said Deke
WASHINGTON – Pollution limbo," said Kathleen Rogers, cauldron. There were all kinds Sam Atwood, spokesman for the Arndt, head of climate
before the first Earth Day was president of the Earth Day of chemicals in there, and that South Coast Air Quality monitoring at NOAA's National
not only visible, it was in your Network. was what was bubbling at the Management District. Climate Data Center.
face: Cleveland's Cuyahoga Improvements took shape in the bottom," said Wayne Bratton, a The region still has 6,000 And, this week, German
River caught fire. An oil spill form of the Clean Air Act, the boat captain then and now, and yearly premature deaths linked scientists published an analysis
fouled 30 miles of Southern Clean Water Act and changes in the first president of the to unseen tiny particles in the air in the scientific journal Nature
California beaches. And thick the way businesses treat the Cleveland Harbor Conservation that cause heart and lung that says the greenhouse gas
smog choked many cities' skies. environment, said Denis Hayes. Committee. problems, Atwood said. agreement reached by some
Not anymore. Those reforms, he added, grew On Tuesday, Wayne Bratton In 1970, Ruckelshaus said, international leaders last
On Thursday, 40 years after out of the first Earth Day, an was aboard his boat, The about 85 percent of pollution December in Copenhagen would
that first Earth Day in 1970, event Hayes helped coordinate. Holiday. He looked over the was from places like factories or lead to a 10 to 20 percent
smog levels nationwide have "It is the most powerful, starboard side at Collision Bend power plants that the increase in carbon dioxide levels
dropped by about a quarter, and sweeping, society-wide change and described by telephone what government could regulate. in 2020.
lead levels in the air are down America has had since the New he saw: "I'm looking at a lot of Now such sites account for only That puts "in dire peril"
more than 90 percent. Formerly Deal," Hayes said. "The air is gulls, there's a loon, a lot of 15 percent, with most pollution chances for limiting the effects
fetid lakes and burning rivers cleaner despite the fact that we black heron." coming from sources like farms of warming, the researchers
are now open to swimmers. have twice as many vehicles People now fish in the river, that are harder to control. said.
The challenges to the planet traveling twice as many miles." which holds 60 species. There's That makes fixing the Still, the White House's Sutley
today are largely invisible — Nancy Sutley, head of the a spiffy amphitheater on the remaining problems politically is optimistic.
and therefore tougher to tackle. White House Council on river bank, which never would difficult, said Russell Train, "The Cuyahoga River is not on
"To suggest that we've made Environmental Quality, said have been built when the water chief environmental adviser in fire anymore, and air quality in
progress is not to say the progress in the past 40 years is had a dreadful stench, Bratton 1970 to President Richard Los Angeles is not as bad as it
problem is over," said William about more than just laws. It's said. Nixon. was 40 years ago. I think people
Ruckelshaus, who in 1970 also about innovation that made It's not just the Cuyahoga. In "Back in the '70s, people felt the get those connections," Sutley
became the first head of the cleaner cars. And that 1957, the Public Health Service threat of environmental mistakes said. "People get that something
Environmental Protection innovation, Sutley said, "is declared the Potomac River and misbehavior," Train said. is changing about our climate."
Agency. "What we've done is going to be the answer for unsafe for swimming. Now "There was a real threat to your ___
shift from the very visible kinds tackling climate change." Rogers lets her children swim in health and people knew that. On the Net:
of issues to those that are a lot No place illustrates progress it. Today, people will accept that Earth Day Network:
more subtle today." more than the Cuyahoga River. "I don't even wash them off any as a general principal, but don't http://www.earthday.net/
Issues such as climate change Cleveland's main river used to more," she said. feel any immediate threat from The U.S. Environmental
are less obvious to the naked periodically catch fire. On June In Los Angeles in the 1960s climate change or indirect Protection Agency on the
eye. Since the first Earth Day, 22, 1969, trash and an oil slick and 1970s, the joke was that if source pollution from farmers." Cuyahoga River fire:
carbon dioxide levels in the air ignited. The river burned for you moved in during the Last month was the hottest http://tinyurl.com/epacuya
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Air search resumes for 11 missing in oil rig blast (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) eventually be used to stop the been burned up," a relieved One of the deadliest was in weeks on the rig at a time,
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:08:48 AM flow of oil or gas to the rig, Stanley Murray said. 1964, when a catamaran-type followed by two weeks off.
cutting off the fire. He said The rig owned by Transocean drilling barge operated by Pan Offshore oil workers typically
PORT FOURCHON, La. – A officials have not decided when was under contract to oil giant American Petroleum Corp. near earn $40,000 to $60,000 a year
Coast Guard helicopter and that will happen. BP and was doing exploratory Eugene Island, about 80 miles — more if they have special
rescue plane resumed the search Seventeen others hurt in the drilling about 50 miles off the off Louisiana, suffered a skills.
T h u r s d a y m o r n i n g f o r 1 1 blast had been brought to shore coast of Louisiana. blowout and explosion while Working on offshore oil rigs is
workers missing after a massive Wednesday with burns, broken The 400-by-250-foot rig is drilling a well. Twenty-one crew a dangerous job but has become
explosion aboard an oil platform legs and smoke inhalation. Four roughly twice the size of a members died. The deadliest safer in recent years thanks to
off the Louisiana coast. of those were critically injured. football field, according the offshore drilling explosion was improved training, safety
The rig continued to burn as A slow trek across the water Transocean's website. A column in 1988 about 120 miles off systems and maintenance, said
supply vessels shot water into it brought most of the uninjured of boiling black smoke rose Aberdeen, Scotland, in which Joe Hurt, regional vice president
try to control the flames enough survivors to Port Fourchon, hundreds of feet over the Gulf 167 men were killed. for the International Association
to keep it from sinking. where they were checked by of Mexico. Officials said Rose said the Deepwater of Drilling Contractors.
Rescue crews have covered the doctors before being brought to environmental damage appeared Horizon crew had drilled the Since 2001, there have been 69
1,940-square-mile search area a hotel in suburban New Orleans minimal so far. well to its final depth, more than offshore deaths, 1,349 injuries
by air 12 times and by boat five to reunite with their relatives Adrian Rose, vice president of 18,000 feet, and was cementing and 858 fires and explosions in
times, Petty Officer Casey early Thursday. Transocean, said the explosion the steel casing at the time of the the Gulf, according to the
Baker said Thursday. The boats One worker said he was appeared to be a blowout, in explosion. federal Minerals Management
continued searching all night. a w a k e n e d b y a l a r m s a n d which natural gas or oil forces "They did not have a lot of time Service.
Officials hoped the 11 missing scrambled to get on a life boat. its way up a well pipe and to evacuate. This would have ___
workers might have been able to "I've been working offshore 25 smashes the equipment. But happened very rapidly," he said. Associated Press Writers Mike
get to a covered lifeboat with years and I've never seen precisely what went wrong was According to Transocean's Kunzelman and Alan Sayre
enough supplies to survive for anything like this before," said under investigation. website, the rig was built in contributed to this report.
an extended period. the man, who like others at the A total of 126 workers were 2001 in South Korea and is Five Filters featured article:
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Thursday, and four others were before the explosion. nation's deadliest offshore sea floor by several large
still on a boat that operates an "If he had been there five drilling accidents of the past half anchors.
underwater robot. A robot will minutes later, he would have -century. Workers typically spend two

'South Park' - '201' Recap


Brad Trechak (TV Squad) 'South Park' for the past 14 In fact, thinking more about it, Continue reading'South Park' -
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:36:00 AM years. There were a myriad of certain aspects of the show's '201' Recap
references to several famous history were conspicuously Filed under: OpEd, South Park,
(S14E06) This episode was a episodes and while the ending absent. But like Tom Cruise Episode Reviews, Reality-Free
continuation of the 200th could have been better (I would avoiding the press, they only Permalink| Email this| |
episode and definitely a treat for have tried to incorporate had less than an hour to cram in C o m m e n t s
those who have been following Imaginationland), the two-parter was satisfying overall. as much as they could.
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Iran begins war games in Gulf, Strait of Hormuz


(AP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) Hormuz if attacked by the West, from the Guard were President Barack Obama's
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:51:26 AM something that makes holding participating in the three-day announcement this month of a
war games there a particularly games codenamed "The Great new U.S. nuclear policy in
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's elite s e n s i t i v e m o v e . S o m e 4 0 Prophet." It said the war games which he pledged America
R e v o l u t i o n a r y G u a r d o n percent of the world's oil and will witness the commissioning would not use atomic weapons How to Make it in
Thursday started large-scale war energy supplies pass through the of what it described as an "ultra- against nations that do not have
games in the Persian Gulf and narrow waterway at the mouth speed" vessel called "Ya Mahdi" them. Iran and North Korea America Renewed
the strategic Strait of Hormuz, of the Persian Gulf.
state television reported. In Washington, Pentagon press
and a total of 313 speedboats
with the capability of firing
were pointedly excluded from
the non-use pledge, and Iranian
for Season 2
Iran has been holding military secretary Geoff Morrell played rockets and missiles also would leaders took that as an implicit (TVGuide.com: Breaking
maneuvers in the gulf and the down the significance of the participate. threat. News)
Strait of Hormuz annually since maneuvers, saying "they don't On Wednesday, Defense Iran's supreme leader, Submitted at 4/21/2010 6:50:00 PM
2006 to show off its military seem out of the ordinary" from Minister Gen. Ahmad Vahidi Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said
capabilities. The last four what Iran's military has done in said "new weapons" would be Wednesday that the U.S.
editions of the games were held the past. test-fired in the war games, but "nuclear threat" is a "Stigma in • Apr 21, 2010 07:50 PM ET
in the summer, but there has Asked Wednesday — the day did not give any details. the U.S. political history," • by Natalie Abrams
been no official explanation the maneuvers were announced Tehran, said Morrell on saying Iranians will not allow •
why they were brought forward in Tehran — what concerns he Wednesday, often makes the U.S to dominate the country.
this year. had about the Iranian war exaggerated claims about its Iran's archenemy, Israel, has How to Make It in America
The war games have routinely games, Morrell said: "I haven't weapons testing. not ruled out military action How to Make It in America has
heightened tension in the region, heard any particular concerns." "What's always been interesting against Iran's nuclear facilities. been renewed, HBO announced
but they have more recently "They conduct exercises and is how much what they do >___ on Wednesday.
taken added significance as the tests and war games with some comports with what they say," Associated Press Writer Pauline How Bryan Greenberg made it
standoff between the West and frequency," he told a Defense he said. "It's more often the case Jelinek contributed to this report to How to Make it in America
Tehran over Iran's nuclear Department news conference. "I with testing of weaponry than it from Washington. The series, which focuses on
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McAfee antivirus program goes berserk, freezes


PCs (AP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) the error happened "and will Intel Corp. appeared to be receptive to remote software
Submitted at 4/21/2010 4:45:30 PM take measures" to prevent it among the victims, according to updates when stuck in the reboot
from recurring, the company employee posts on Twitter. Intel cycle. That slowed the recovery.
NEW YORK – Computers in said in a statement. did not immediately return calls It's not uncommon for antivirus
c o m p a n i e s , h o s p i t a l s a n d The computer problem forced for comment. programs to misidentify
schools around the world got about a third of the hospitals in
Set Firefox to Use
Peter Juvinall, systems legitimate files as viruses. Last
stuck repeatedly rebooting Rhode Island to postpone administrator at Illinois State month, antivirus software from Google Results for
themselves Wednesday after an elective surgeries and stop University in Normal, said that Bitdefender locked up PCs Default Address Bar
antivirus program identified a treating patients without traumas when the first computer started running several different Searches [Firefox]
normal Windows file as a virus. in emergency rooms, said Nancy rebooting it quickly became versions of Windows.
McAfee Inc. confirmed that a Jean, a spokeswoman for the evident that it was a major However, the scale of this Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker)
software update it posted at 9 Lifespan system of hospitals. problem, affecting dozens of outage was unusual, said Mike Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:30:00 AM

a.m. Eastern time caused its The system includes Rhode computers at the College of Rothman, president of computer
antivirus program for corporate Island Hospital, the state's Business alone. security firm Securosis. When you type a non-address
customers to misidentify a largest, and Newport Hospital. "I originally thought it was a "It looks to be a train wreck," into the Firefox address bar it
harmless file. It has posted a Jean said patients who required virus," he said. When the tech Rothman said. uses Google's "I'm Feeling
r e p l a c e m e n t u p d a t e f o r treatment for gunshot wounds, support people concluded ___ Lucky" search to match the
download. car accidents, blunt trauma and McAfee's update was to blame, AP Business Writer Daniel keyword with something.
McAfee could not say how other potentially fatal injuries they stopped further downloads Wagner in Washington Switch it from feeling lucky to
many computers were affected, were still being admitted to the of the faulty software update contributed to this report. showing actual search results
but judging by online postings, emergency rooms. and started shuttling from Five Filters featured article: with this simple hack. More »
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McAfee said it did not appear tried to fix the problem. The attention to each PC from a
that consumer versions of its National Science Foundation technician appeared to be the
s o f t w a r e c a u s e d s i m i l a r headquarters in Arlington, Va., only way to fix the problem
problems. It is investigating how also lost computer access. because the computers weren't

'Wicked Summah' Headed to TruTV?


Brad Trechak (TV Squad) spinoff of MTV's runaway Doron Ofir Casting, the the show, which will be filming
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:15:00 AM hit,'Jersey Shore,' is in the "very company behind 'Shore,' is in Miami and Jersey, will return
early stages of development" at casting the show. (For a taste of for a second season on Jul. 29.
Get ready for a 'Wicked TruTV, according to a network who might wind up on the Filed under: Other Reality
Summah' on TruTV. spokesperson. show, check out its casting Shows, Programming, OpEd,
According to Broadcasting & Filming will be set on Cape website.) Pickups and Renewals
Cable, 'Summah,' which is being Cod, though no word on when And speaking of 'Jersey Shore,' Permalink| Email this| |
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the series will actually hit the MTV recently announced that Comments
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Obama: Financial reform key to avoiding crisis


(Reuters: Top News) banks to get behind the FUNDS firms whose failure could joint committee with the House
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:42:04 AM Democratic package of reforms "It is essential that we learn the disrupt markets, transparency before it goes to Obama for his
that appears headed for a Senate lessons of this crisis, so we don't for derivatives, strong consumer signature and becomes law.
WASHINGTON(Reuters) - vote next week. doom ourselves to repeat it. And protections and a provision Few, if any, chief executives of
President Barack Obama will One of Obama's aims in the make no mistake, that is exactly giving shareholders more say on the big U.S. banks will be in the
urge the Congress on Thursday speech will be to put pressure on what will happen if we allow executive pay. Cooper Union audience.
not to let the chance for an Republicans to support the bill this moment to pass -- an Democrats hold a 59-41 vote JPMorgan Chase & Co
o v e r h a u l o f W a l l S t r e e t amid signs their opposition to it outcome that is unacceptable to majority over Republicans in the executives, including Chief Risk
regulations slip away and will has softened. me and to the American Senate -- one vote short of the Officer Barry Zubrow, will
warn of the risk of another Financial reform is a popular people," Obama will say, number needed to overcome attend Obama's speech, but
financial crisis if reforms are not issue with voters and Democrats according to the excerpts. procedural hurdles to the bill's Chief Executive Jamie Dimon is
enacted. believe it could help them in the The 1,336-page bill authored by passage. speaking in Chicago, a
Barack Obama November congressional Senate Banking Committee Obama therefore needs at least spokesman said.
In a speech in New York laying e l e c t i o n s . T h e l e g i s l a t i o n Chairman Christopher Dodd one Republican vote. The White Morgan Stanley said its chief
out his case for legislation to appears to have gotten a boost would bring new oversight to House has signaled increasing financial officer Ruth Porat and
crack down on Wall Street from fraud charges brought hedge funds and derivatives optimism about garnering chief operating officer Thomas
regulation, Obama will tap into against Wall Street powerhouse while cracking down on risky Republican support and is Nides are expected to go to the
widespread anger at large Goldman Sachs last week. bank trading and putting in targeting several moderate speech but there are no plans for
f i n a n c i a l i n s t i t u t i o n s b y Obama will deliver his speech place protections for consumers Republican senators, including chief executive James Gorman
highlighting the impact of the at the historic Great Hall at of financial products. Scott Brown of Massachusetts or Chairman John Mack to
2008-2009 financial crisis on C o o p e r U n i o n c o l l e g e i n It would also establish a system and Susan Collins and Olympia attend. Bank of America said
the broader economy. The Manhattan, the venue for several for unwinding troubled financial Snowe of Maine. chief risk officer Bruce
speech is scheduled for 11:55 important addresses by leading companies to prevent a repeat of Several Republicans have taken Thompson will be there but
a.m. EDT Americans, including Abraham catastrophes such as the collapse aim in particular at the chief executive Brian Moynihan
"One of the most significant Lincoln who argued there of Lehman Brothers in 2008 and mechanism for winding down will not attend because of a long
contributors to this recession against the expansion of slavery the near-failure of insurance failing financial institutions, -standing scheduling conflict.
was a financial crisis as dire as in a speech that helped assure giant AIG. saying it would lead to perpetual Goldman Sachs did not
a n y w e ' v e k n o w n i n his 1860 presidential victory. A White House official said bailouts of Wall Street. The immediately respond to emails
generations," Obama will say, Obama spoke at Cooper Union Obama will list five essential White House says that is not seeking comment, Citigroup
according to excerpts from his in March 2008 in a campaign elements to the reform true. declined to comment and an
speech released by the White speech in which he outlined legislation in his speech. The House of Representatives official at Wells Fargo & Co
House. principles for financial reform. Those include the "Volcker approved a bill in December that said they are not aware of
"And that crisis was born of a On Thursday, he will address Rule," which would ban banks called for the most sweeping anyone from the bank attending.
failure of responsibility -- from an audience of about 700 from engaging in proprietary regulatory changes since the (Editing by Mohammad
Wall Street to Washington -- people, including financial trading, or trading for their own Great Depression of the 1930s. Zargham)
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Greek workers strike, challenge EU/IMF talks


(Reuters: Top News) a million workers. year. Worries about the recession and
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:05:56 AM Many in Greece fear strings AID PACKAGE a surge in unemployment
attached to the 40-45 billion Newspaper editorials showed highlight the delicate balance
ATHENS(Reuters) - Greek euro ($53.8 to 60.5 billion) aid little sympathy for the strike, Athens needs to strike in
public sector workers walked package, if the cash-strapped saying the government had no meeting international demands
off the job on Thursday to nation decides to tap it, will hit choice but to enact austerity for cutbacks while maintaining
p r o t e s t a g a i n s t a u s t e r i t y living standards in a country measures and tap the aid enough support at home to
m e a s u r e s a n d p r e s s t h e where one person in five lives package after the yield on ensure it can implement the Android Running on
government not to agree to below the poverty threshold, Greece's 10-year bond jumped reforms. iPhone Promises Great
further cuts as it discusses an aid according to EU data. to 8.4 percent on Wednesday. On Wednesday, the IMF said
package with the EU and IMF. "We won't tolerate any more "We have to find the money unemployment would rise to 13 Things to Come [Hacks]
Doctors, nurses, teachers, tax measures because we cannot somewhere because the civil percent in 2011, and Greece Kevin Purdy (Lifehacker)
officials and dockers stopped make ends meet. I have a servants that are striking today would be the only euro zone Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:00:00 AM
w o r k , p a r a l y z i n g p u b l i c mortgage, two children, I have will have to be paid at the end of country to see its economy
services, while thousands are cut down on every luxury," said the month," center-left daily contract next year with a 1.1 It's only working on a first-
expected to march to parliament 38-year old civil servant Pavlina Ethnos wrote in an editorial. percent drop. generation (2G) iPhone, and it's
at midday as European and IMF Parteniou. "Why don't they Investors and policymakers are Air traffic controllers have not quite fully functional, but
officials meet for the second day catch those who stole the closely watching the protest -- decided not to strike on the hackers at Linux on the
of talks that could lead to a money? Is my salary or my the fourth nationwide strike Thursday, saying they did not iPhone have demonstrated a
financial bailout for Greece. mother's pension of 300 euros organized by the public sector want to further burden travelers dual-booting iPhone with a
Workers are protesting public going to save the country?" union this year -- as concerns and aggravate flight disruptions working Android installation.
wage cuts, a pensions freeze and Parteniou said she agreed with grow over whether Greece will caused by the cloud of volcanic The developer says in the clip
tax hikes imposed by the the strike but would not take honor its plan to slash its double ash that caused havoc this week above that "pretty much
government to try to pull Greece part because she could not -digit budget deficit to under 3 across Europe. everything works," although at
out of a fiscal crisis that has afford to lose a day's pay. percent of Gross Domestic (Additional reporting by Harry an "alpha level." Next up is the
shaken markets worldwide and The socialist government, Product in 2012. Papachristou; Writing by Ingrid iPhone 3G, followed by the
driven Greece's borrowing costs pressured by markets and EU Opposition to the measures has Melander; Editing by Mark harder-to-crack iPhone 3GS and
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Iran tests speed boats in "major" Gulf war games


(Reuters: Top News) traded oil leaves the Gulf region more than 300 various high- the charge.
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:14:19 AM through the strategic narrows. speed vessels took part in the The United States is pushing
Western military analysts say drill, equipped with missiles and for a fourth round of U.N.
TEHRAN(Reuters) - Iran's Iran may resort to "asymmetric rockets and carrying Guards sanctions on Tehran over its
Revolutionary Guards warfare" if it comes under commandos. refusal to halt sensitive nuclear
successfully deployed a new attack, for example by "These vessels are regarded as activities as demanded by the
speed boat capable of destroying deploying swarms of speed the enemy's nightmare," ILNA U.N. Security Council,
enemy ships as war games boats to disrupt enemy said. including proposed moves Every Time Zone Makes
began on Thursday in a operations in the Gulf. A hypothetical enemy war ship against members of the Guards. Elegant Sense of
waterway crucial for global oil State broadcaster IRIB said the which had entered Iran's Israel, widely believed to have
supplies, Iranian media reported. Guard put into operation for the territorial waters was targeted, the Middle East's only atomic
International Time
World first time its "smart and unique" seized and destroyed, it said. arsenal, has described Iran's [Webapp]
The Islamic Republic, which is Ya Mahdi vessel. Theodore Karasik, research nuclear program as a threat to its Kevin Purdy (Lifehacker)
locked in a dispute with the "The radar-evading, high-speed director at the Institute for Near existence.
Submitted at 4/22/2010 5:30:00 AM
West over its nuclear activities, Ya Mahdi vessel is able to track East and Gulf Military Analysis, Iran, a predominantly Shi'ite
often announces advances in its and target the enemy's surface said the use of swarms of Muslim state, has said it would Managing two or three time
military capabilities in an vessels in a smart way and speedboats can be an "effective respond to any attack by zones in your head should be
apparent bid to show its destroy them," it said, adding it tool" against the enemy. targeting U.S. interests in the easy, but the brain just doesn't
readiness for any attack by was now being mass produced. "It plays to their strengths. What region and Israel, as well as seem to like living in more than
Israel or the United States. A spokesman for the they are trying to do (in case of closing the Strait of Hormuz. one place. Every Time Zone
On Wednesday, the Pentagon maneuvers, Ali-Reza Tangsiri, conflict) is deny and deter (Additional reporting and helps make sense of the time,
said U.S. military action against said Ya Mahdi was a remote- access to the strait and writing by Fredrik Dahl in and date, anywhere in the world.
Iran remained an option even as controlled vessel whose missiles surrounding areas," Karasik told Dubai; Editing by Angus More »
Washington pursues diplomacy could blow 7-meter holes in any Reuters in Dubai. MacSwan)
and sanctions to halt the enemy ship. "However, the U.S. and other Five Filters featured article:
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Guards force would take part in off Iran's defensive capabilities tension between Iran and the
the three-day exercise in the and its determination to West, which fears Tehran's
Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz. maintain security in the region. nuclear program is aimed at
About 40 percent of the world's The ILNA news agency said developing bombs. Iran denies

'Next Food Network Star' Goes Hollywood


Laura Prudom (TV Squad) According to a press release, Premiering on Jun. 6, the series Continue reading'Next Food
season 6 of the reality talent
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:00:00 AM will feature 12 new contestants Network Star' Goes Hollywood
search will be based in battling it out in the hopes of Filed under: Other Reality
Set your tastebuds to tingle, Tinseltown itself, which means winning their own Food Shows, Food/Home/DIY,
food fans: The latest season t h e r e w i l l b e p l e n t y o f Network show under the Programming
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promises to be blockbuster big. proceedings, including Rachael once again playing host.
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One Approach to Growth: Build Your Own Cloud Geithner: Bill


Would Avoid
with vCenter in the Middle Bank Supersizing
Mike Kirkwood the three tiers (front-end, • Processes for spinning up new (Newsmax - Inside Cover)
(ReadWriteWeb) business logic, database) run in users automatically across all Submitted at 4/22/2010 2:49:13 AM
Submitted at 4/22/2010 2:30:00 AM virtual containers that are resources
monitored with vCenter. Treasury Secretary Timothy
Today, we got the chance to sit Performance is the question that Out of these focus areas, we Geithner says a key goal of
down with Aprimo, an on- Aprimo studied when bringing found database scaling the most financial reform is to avoid the
demand marketing automation v e n d o r s o n b o a r d . The interesting to consider. It seems supersizing of banks while
company that has built their company has relationships with clear that as build-your-own- reining in unreasonable risk-
s o f t w a r e b u s i n e s s a r o u n d 3Com, Cisco, and HP for the clouds grow, database taking.
s c a l i n g t h e i r o w n c l o u d three key parts of the technology performance, concurrency, and Geithner tells ABC there is
infrastructure with VMware stack. process integration are ripe for "enormous resistance" to a
vCenter. Aprimo has optimized vCenter joins these offerings a building block to manage the further optimization. regulation bill pending in
its offerings to scale with together and offers the company resources and enabling What we learned from Aprimo Congress and says "that's why
customer growth and leverage quick response to new customer automation around business and VMware vCenter is that it's been so hard to get this
best-in-class hardware to match requests. Like many business, processes. launching a cloud infrastructure done."
innovation in the software layers marketing can come in waves By thinking of automation as is a combination of virtualizing The secretary said in an
it develops. and this architecture is designed the line in the sand between computing resources and interview broadcast Thursday
In this discussion, we found to scale around the unknown virtualization and cloud, we can designing the automation of the that the government must "make
less need for discussing private and to be agile enough to easily see how connecting right business and technical sure that you're limiting" how
vs. public cloud. Instead, we support the marketing calendar. business processes focuses on processes. Reaching the stage big banks can get.
f o u n d m o r e f o c u s o n Here is a diagram showing the the best place in harnessing on- of an effective cloud depends on Geithner said Washington must
performance and speed-to- core services VMware vCenter demand resources for business how the team thinks about "put them out of existence,
market as key drivers for is focused on: benefit. connecting software, sales, and dismember them," without a
moving a virtualization strategy We had the chance to explore Some of the areas of focus we infrastructure together as a taxpayer bailout "if they mess
i n t o p e r s o n a l c l o u d the customer experience of build the Aprimo team took on as the process. up and they take themselves to
i n f r a s t r u c t u r e r e a l i t y . -your-own-cloud with John company to optimize its virtual Making a commitment to your the edge of the cliff again." He
Sponsor Gilmartin, Director of Product resources into its cloud. own cloud can bring a company said he's confident Congress
The story of Aprimo starts with Marketing at VMware. We • Design and optimization of together - from sales manager to will come to agreement on
virtualization - and has led to asked him if VMware sells resource pools developer. This join can sweeping financial overhaul
the company defining the clouds, or if instead its tool • Database tier optimization and position an organization to win legislation.
boundaries of its cloud offering build clouds. support new dynamic customer customers and grow the © Copyright 2010 The
and product architecture around What we found is that it is a bit scaling business due to an increase in Associated Press. All rights
the benefits of scaling resources of both. Like a data center • Designing for performance the end to end agility of the reserved. This material may not
on demand. itself, or a complex application, with vendor evaluations organization. be published, broadcast,
Aprimo uses a Microsoft .Net building your own cloud can be • Leveraging best practices Is your business ready to cook rewritten or redistributed.
three-tier architecture with a m u l t i - f a c e t e d e v e n t . from VMware on tuning and up a cloud recipe of your own? Five Filters featured article:
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Why Apple might want to buy ARM


Sang Tang (The Unofficial ARM could provide Apple the
Apple Weblog (TUAW)) ability to better integrate and
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:30:00 AM leverage ARM technologies in
order to stay ahead and
Filed under: Apple Corporate, differentiate from the
Rumors competition. The A4 chip in the
--- Last January, Apple COO iPad is based on an ARM
Tim Cook stated, "We believe design, which was first
we need to own and control the whispered about almost two
primary technologies behind the years ago.
products we make." That In the last two years, Apple has
motivation, backed by Apple's made several notable
41 billion cash on hand, makes acquisitions: of semiconductor
its rumored acquisition of ARM company P.A. Semi, mapping
Holdings so compelling. --- company Placebase, music
What would you do if you had streaming service Lala, and
$41.7 billion in cash reserves? mobile ad firm Quattro
That's what Apple has and, as Wireless. So far, the Quattro
Ken posted earlier, the rumor du Wireless acquisition has
jour suggests the company produced the most visible
might use a modestly large results, in the form of iAds. If an
chunk of it to acquire ARM ARM acquisition is indeed
Holdings. If such a deal is in the powering the iPad and iPhone, I n t h e L o n d o n E v e n i n g designs. It would also help happening, it'll be fascinating to
works, it would be Apple's ARM processors power other Standard article, a trader was Apple's other recent buyout, see what comes out of it.
largest purchase ever by an smartphones, including those quoted as saying "A deal would chip shop Intrinsity, make the TUAW Why Apple might want
o r d e r o f m a g n i t u d e ; t h e r u n n i n g o n t h e S y m b i a n , make a lot of sense for Apple .... most of its expertise. to buy ARM originally appeared
suggested £5.2 billion (US$8 Windows Mobile/Windows That way, they could stop Back in January 2009, Apple o n T h e U n o f f i c i a l A p p l e
billion) sticker price dwarfs the Phone 7, and yes, Android ARM's technology from ending COO Tim Cook stated, "We Weblog (TUAW) on Thu, 22
biggest prior buyout, which operating systems. An Apple up in everyone else's computers believe we need to own and Apr 2010 09:30:00 EST. Please
brought NeXT into Apple for acquisition of ARM, therefore, and gadgets." That may be control the primary technologies see our terms for use of feeds.
$400 million and delivered the c o u l d h a v e f a r - r e a c h i n g taking it a bit far -- ARM's behind the products we make." Read| Permalink| Email this|
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(along with a certain iCEO). electronics, especially when it couldn't be made completely r o l e i n s h a p i n g t h e u s e r
ARM licenses its chips to many comes to competitive access to private in the short term -- but it experience on mobile devices
c o n s u m e r e l e c t r o n i c s the latest and greatest ARM would make Apple the most- (think performance and power
heavyweights; in addition to chips. favored customer for ARM's consumption) an acquisition of
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Facebook Data & Privacy: So Much TUAW's Daily App:


Has Changed in Two Years Powder
Marshall Kirkpatrick then there's no longer any Mike Schramm (The Unofficial
(ReadWriteWeb) control over the data for users." Apple Weblog (TUAW))
Submitted at 4/22/2010 12:01:18 AM (emphasis added) Submitted at 4/22/2010 10:00:00 AM
And today, on the new
Facebook today announced that Developers' Terms of Service: Filed under: App Store
application developers will be You must give users control TUAW's Daily App spotlights
allowed to store user data for over their data by posting a one great App Store app, every
more than 24 hours, removing a privacy policy that explains single weekday.
major restriction that the what data you collect, and how Powder probably isn't the most
company had imposed on its you will use, store, and/or polished roguelike RPG
ecosystem for years. holding on to user data now. transfer their data....You may experience on the App Store (
Competitors like Twitter and I believe that the Facebook cache data you receive from the Sword of Fargoal is generally
MySpace had no such policy change on storing user Facebook API in order to considered to be among the
restrictions and now Facebook data is a net win for the web: it improve your application's user best), but what it lacks in
is in the same boat. Founder will enable all kinds of new experience, but you should try graphical quality, it makes up
Mark Zukerberg used to say that innovation. It was that kind of to keep the data up to date...You for in ease-of-use. The genre is
the rule against storing data was innovation that I was asking will delete all data you receive sometimes tough to get into, but
essential to protect users and about two years ago when I got from us concerning a user if the Powder, originally designed for do something else on your
their privacy. the following answer about user asks you to do so, and will the Game Boy Advance, uses iPhone, and then dive back in
Where are those now? Privacy, privacy that just doesn't sound provide a mechanism for users easy buttons and icons to let you and pick up right where you left
Zuckerberg told me in a March right anymore today. to make such a request. guide your turn-based RPG off. Best of all, it just recently
2008 interview, "is the vector Zuckerberg on Data Portability, (emphasis added) character through random went free; that makes sense,
around which Facebook March 10th 2008 interview with One thing that remains the dungeons, killing monsters, considering the other versions
operates." Two years later, not ReadWriteWeb: same? "You cannot use a user's gaining XP, and drinking weird are free as well. If you still want
so much. "If you export your friends list, friend list outside of your potions of various colors, all to support programmer Jeff Lait,
Sponsor does their contact information application, even if a user while trying to avoid cursed you can do so by donating on
In a December 2009 interview, come with that? What if they consents to such use." gear. It's still not easy his Web site. Meanwhile,
Zuckerberg said that Facebook's change their privacy settings Facebook doesn't want you (roguelikes are notoriously Powder is a free download in
new public-by-default privacy later? Right now if you take an taking your data out of the ruthless affairs, and permadeath the App Store, and definitely
settings reflected how he would action that gets published to Facebook ecosystem, to other is still the rule), but the controls worth checking out.
build the site if he were to do it your friends' news feeds, but competing services, but it are surprisingly intuitive, and TUAW TUAW's Daily App:
again from scratch today. then if you change your privacy doesn't insist that 3rd parties the included tutorial makes an Powder originally appeared on
Compare below what settings later to be more under its shadow check in with often steep learning curve much The Unofficial Apple Weblog
Zuckerberg said in 2008 and restrictive - then those events you daily anymore, either. It's more gentle, even if you're new (TUAW) on Thu, 22 Apr 2010
what today's new Developer disappear from the news feeds. hard not to feel a little cynical to the genre. 10:00:00 EST. Please see our
Terms of Service say about If that data is published off-site, about that. Discuss Plus, Powder wins points from terms for use of feeds.
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floor, exit out to make a call or
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As Kids' Media Use Increases, Will Verizon profits dip,


Ed-Tech Investment Follow? subscriber growth slows
Audrey Watters The Venture Capital in (CNET News.com) Subscriber growth has slowed
(ReadWriteWeb) Education Summit is "designed Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:00:26 AM in wireless. Verizon reported
Submitted at 4/22/2010 12:00:00 AM for the innovators in the K-20 that it added a total of 1.6
education markets, and those Verizon Communications saw million wireless subscribers in
A recent study by the Kaiser committed to providing the its first-quarter 2010 earnings the quarter. Rival AT&T said
Family Foundation found that capital and resources to support fall 29 percent as the company Wednesday that it added 1.9
the amount of time young these change agents." The was hit with one-time charges million wireless customers.
people spend with entertainment difference between consumer and saw slower subscriber Like AT&T, Verizon added
media has risen dramatically, technology markets and school growth. fewer postpaid customers.
with 8- to 18-year olds devoting technology markets are Profits plunged to $2.28 billion, During the quarter it added only
an average of seven hours and important, and the summit seeks or 14 cents per share, from 423,000 of these highly valued
38 minutes a day to media use. to share this and other insights $3.21 billion, or 58 cents per contract customers. Analysts
And because they spend so into developing and marketing share, during the same quarter a had expected to company to add
much of that time "media multi- to the education sector. year ago. Results for the threee- 582,000 postpaid customers.
tasking," young people actually The announcement yesterday month period included a $970 AT&T reported Wednesday
manage to pack a total of 10 that Netflix chief executive million charge related to U.S. that it added 512,000 contract
hours and 45 minutes worth of some of the key trends in Reed Hastings and the non- health care reform. customers, most of whom were
media content into those 7½ e d u c a t i o n t e c h n o l o g y a n d profit venture capital firm Verizon previously received a iPhone subscribers.
hours. showcases some of the leading- Charter Fund had acquired math t a x - f r e e b e n e f i t f r o m t h e On the wireline side of the
With this key role that media edge ed-tech entrepreneurs and -game company DreamBox government to subsidize health business, Verizon said it added
plays in children's lives, it is investors. Keynotes speakers Learning, and the announcement care costs for retirees, who 185,000 FiOS TV subscribers
crucial to support the creation of include industry, education and last week that language learning w o u l d o t h e r w i s e b e o n a during the quarter, pushing the
i n n o v a t i v e e d u c a t i o n a l government experts, along with company Babbel had its first Medicare Part D plan. Under the total customer base to 3 million.
technologies that can be used for investors. profitable quarter (notably after new legislation, Verizon is no Five Filters featured article:
teaching and learning. The recent National Education a b a n d o n i n g t h e f r e e m i u m longer be able to deduct that Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
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years old or under? Click here to Administration's support for a for tech startups. percent to $26.92 billion.
take a survey about how kids number of key technologies, As ed-tech blogger Kirsten
perceive the Web. With this in including open-source software, Winkler says, "People are
mind the Venture Capital in v i r t u a l w o r l d s a n d c l o u d w i l l i n g t o p a y f o r w e l l
Education Summit 2010 will be computing. But funding for d e v e l o p e d e d u c a t i o n a l
held in New York City on June these recommendations remains p r o d u c t s . " D i s c u s s
8 and 9. The summit examines uncertain.
20 Technology/ Culture/ E-reader News Edition

CenturyTel makes $22.4 billion bid for Qwest


(CNET News.com) darling in the 1990s when the
Submitted at 4/22/2010 7:34:45 AM company's value soared to over
$60 billion. Then the telecom
CenturyTel agreed to buy bubble burst toward the end of
Qwest Communications the 1990s, and Qwest's fortunes
International in a $10.6 billion took a turn for the worse. The
all-stock deal, the companies company was plagued by
StatCounter: Facebook,
announced Thursday. accounting scandals and its StumbleUpon Generate
CenturyTel will also assume CEO was forced to resign. More Traffic Than
$11.8 billion of Qwest debt, In 2005, when it was well past Twitter
making the merger worth about its prime, the company got into
$22.4 billion, one of the biggest a bidding war with Verizon for Robin Wauters (TechCrunch)
in telecom history. the long-distance phone Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:55:53 AM

After its successes in the 1990s, company MCI. Eventually,


Qwest saw its fortunes take a Qwest pulled out of the race and According to StatCounter’s
turn for the worse.(Credit: Verizon bought MCI. GlobalStats research arm,
Qwest Communications When the deal closes, Twitter now generates almost
International) CenturyTel shareholders will 10% of social media driven
Qwest and CentruryTel are two own about 50 percent of the new global hits to websites, while
of the biggest landline phone company, and Qwest Facebook still reigns supreme as
companies in the country, with shareholders will own about the primary source of traffic to
combined network assets in service, they do compete in the abandoned its wireless efforts. 49.5 percent of the company. global websites with almost half
about 40 states. The deal comes business service market. And while AT&T and Verizon The deal is subject to regulatory (48%) of ‘Social Media hits’.
as Qwest, which abandoned its Qwest, which provides have upgraded their networks approval and is expected to Surprisingly, the number two
wireless efforts years ago, has broadband and phone service to with fiber and have begun close in the first half of 2011. social media traffic generator is
struggled to keep up consumers in sparsely populated offering bundled TV service, Five Filters featured article: not Twitter, but StumbleUpon
competitively with other former states throughout the West, has Qwest has chosen not to invest Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: with almost a quarter (25%).
Baby Bell companies AT&T struggled over the years to heavily in new infrastructure. PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, Furthermore, StatCounter claims
and Verizon Communications. compete with its cable Things were different some Term Extraction. StumbleUpon was number one
While these companies do not counterparts. As other phone years back. Qwest had built an ahead of Facebook in the US
compete directly when it comes companies focused on building extensive fiber-optic nationwide
STATCOUNTER: page 21
to traditional consumer phone a wireless network, Qwest network and was a Wall Street

Lit Fix: The Summer We Read Gatsby by Danielle Ganek


WomansDay.com Editors Summer We Read Gatsby by f a i r l y we'll post them right here on the
(Daily Woman's Day Blog) Danielle Ganek: predictable—conclusion.—Laur blog.
Submitted at 4/21/2010 4:00:00 PM A beach read set on the beaches en Kuczala Five Filters featured article:
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Lauren Kuczala. She read The reading to the satisfying—yet
tinge of mystery kept me LitFix@womansday.com and
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STATCOUNTER:
Biofuel company Codexis opens at continued from page 20

last month, in terms of traffic being is having users discover


low end in IPO generation.
The data for March 2010 is said
third-party websites, while
Twitter and Facebook are not
(CNET News.com) to be based on 13 billion page only about sharing links but also
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:26:39 AM
views across the global status, location and activity
StatCounter network of member updates as well as media like
Biotech company Codexis, sites. The company only photos and videos.
which sells catalysts for biofuel recently added social media Then again, Digg didn’t even
production, went public on the services to its GlobalStats tool, make it to the top 5 in
stock market on Thursday, and notes that its market share StatCounter’s research.
opening at the low end of its appears to fluctuate way more The top Social Media sites to
anticipated price range. than browser or search statistics. generate global website traffic
The Redwood, California-based As you can tell from the graph after Facebook, StumbleUpon
company sold 6 million shares above ( larger version here), and Twitter are YouTube (6%),
for $13, raising $78 million. It Facebook peaked around in the reddit (4%), Digg (2%) and
had planned to sell them company. Among its investors is Battery maker A123 Systems holiday period at the end of the MySpace (2%). LinkedIn was
between $13 and $15. The oil giant Shell, which is working went public last fall. year and is actually losing share ranked at 12 out of 25
company, which has a market with Codexis on enzymes to The performance of the IPOs fast, although still dominant monitored services with 0.34%,
capitalization of about $441 speed up production of biofuels for these companies is being with roughly half of social while Google Buzz was not yet
million, had originally planned from non-food sources. c l o s e l y w a t c h e d a s m a n y media traffic coming from the included in the research.
to go public in 2008, according The company had revenue of venture investors are eager for social network. StumbleUpon On a sidenote: in June 2009, we
to reports. $82.9 million last year, which r e t u r n s o n t h e i r p o r t f o l i o and Twitter have enjoyed a posted a statistical breakdown of
Codexis is a biotech company was a 64 percent increase from companies. But there is some similar growth curve since the where our traffic comes from
that produces enzymes and the year before. Its losses fell 55 c o n c e r n t h a t t h e s e i n i t i a l end of last year, although the (not limited to social media
biocatalysts that can be used to percent in that period to $20.3 companies seeking to go public former’s growth is clearly sites). CrunchBase Information
make chemical process cleaner million. In its prospectus, the do not have a clear path to a c c e l e r a t i n g f a s t e r i n statcounter Facebook
and more efficient.(Credit: company expects it will not be profitability, which could give c o m p a r i s o n t o T w i t t e r . StumbleUpon Twitter
Codexis) profitable until 2011. sour investor sentiment towards StumbleUpon’s large share is Information provided by
Codexis has customers in the Codexis is one of a few U.S.- green-tech. surprising because it usually CrunchBase
pharmaceutical industry for its based clean-energy companies Five Filters featured article: flies under the radar when it
custom enzymes and catalysts seeking to go public this year. Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: comes to traffic generation from
which make industrial chemical Others include solar company PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, social services on the Web.
processes more efficient and Solyndra, Tesla Motors, and Term Extraction. Perhaps it owes its high rank to
cleaner, according to the A m y r i s B i o t e c h n o l o g i e s . the fact that its main reason of

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Sobees Launches Twitter Client For UK rumor has Apple


Android, iPad App On The Way eyeing takeover of
Leena Rao (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:50:00 AM
startup has also updated its
desktop client, adding an RSS
reader and New York Times
ARM
Ken Ray (The Unofficial Apple
Twitter client Sobees, is content (integration using their Weblog (TUAW))
working to create the best social API) within the client. And the
media client on the market, desktop app will feature Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:00:00 AM

competing with both TweetDeck Riotwise ads as well.


and Seesmic. Sobees offers a Filed under: Rumors Say hello seem to think the idea is a good
Of course, Sobees’ Android app
native Windows client, a web- to the rumor du jour: Apple is one. The price would be pretty
will face competition from
based client and is now considering a bid for ARM steep for an Apple acquisition,
Twitter’s official Android App,
venturing into the mobile space Holdings. The Web site for the though. Traders mentioned in
which was announced at the
for the first time with a Twitter London Evening Standard says the piece say that ARM could
microblogging network’s
client built for Android phones. that investors across the pond fetch more than £5.2 billion, or
conference last week. It’s
You can download the app here. seem to like the Apple/ARM roughly US$8 billion. While
unclear however, if Twitter will
Sobees’ Android app allows idea; so much so that shares of Apple's got the cash, its recent
be developing the app internally,
you to access multiple Twitter the chip designer jumped from purchases have cost much less,
or will be acquiring a mobile
accounts, share photos and your by 8 pence to just over £2.51 by such as the Quattro Wireless
app developer, as it did with
locations, shorten URLs, read midday, a 3.2% gain. [Share buy in January for around $275
iPhone Twitter client Tweetie.
Tweets when you are offline, prices corrected -Ed.] million, and the 2008 purchase
Twitter could also partner with a
search recent messages using It's hard to tell where, exactly, of P.A. Semi for a rumored
mobile client developer like
Twitter Search and see profiles, Sobees plans to add other social Sobees or Seesmic with the the rumor came from. $278 million.
pictures, maps and more directly networks, including Facebook, Android app, similar to the According to the paper, "the TUAW UK rumor has Apple
in the app. Sobees is also and LinkedIn, in the future and agreement Twitter has with RIM takeover speculation was fueled eyeing takeover of ARM
monetizing the app by adding is in the process of developing for the official Twitter app for by stellar second-quarter figures originally appeared on The
Riotwise ad s from realtime clients for the iPhone and BlackBerry phones. CrunchBase from Apple (on Tuesday) Unofficial Apple Weblog
search startup OneRiot to the Windows phone. And Sobees is Information sobees Information smashing Wall Street's (TUAW) on Thu, 22 Apr 2010
app. readying an iPad app. The provided by CrunchBase forecasts," though there was 08:00:00 EST. Please see our
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Super PreKernel is the one-touch way to make


your Pre or Pre Plus fly (video)
Tim Stevens (Engadget) probably result in it surviving
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:43:00 AM about as long as a bottle of
Superman's chosen hair product.
If you're a Pre or Pre Plus Continue reading Super
owner who has been watching PreKernel is the one-touch way
longingly as we've covered the to make your Pre or Pre Plus fly
recent spread of overclocking (video)
hacks for the thing, but didn't Super PreKernel is the one-
quite feel up to wading through touch way to make your Pre or
page after page of forum Pre Plus fly (video) originally
discussions to figure out just appeared on Engadget on Thu,
how to apply them, the process to put on those fake glasses and moving video demonstration of 22 Apr 2010 08:43:00 EST.
just got a easier. Like, a whole play Clark Kent, you can drop the whole process that's Please see our terms for use of
lot easier. Super PreKernel back down to 500MHz just as embedded below. We encourage feeds. Permalink| PreCentral
enables you to go to 550, 600, easily. It's all thanks to a you to enjoy it now, because the Forums| Email this| Comments
720, and even 800MHz with just number of Palm-loving hackers selection of copyrighted musical
a single tap. And, when it's time who have put together a truly accompaniment for the clip will

HP takes chisel in hand, mulls over Android and Linux slates


Sean Hollister (Engadget) is, erm, slated to run Windows Android slate.
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:09:00 AM 7, The Grey Lady reported last HP takes chisel in hand, mulls
week that a six-inch Android over Android and Linux slates
Feelings about the leaked HP tablet was also on the way. originally appeared on Engadget
Slate notwithstanding, the Now, a prominent magazine on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 09:09:00
company's already considering editor reportedly tells the paper EST. Please see our terms for
its tablet PC successors -- and if a Linux version may also be in use of feeds. Permalink| New
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interesting area for us," said caveat was that HP isn't
Android and Linux varieties. c e r t a i n t h a t w e w i l l b e
media relations director Marlene currently announcing an
Where the forthcoming HP Slate announcing new Slates in the
24 Technology/ Culture/ E-reader News Edition

Telus Milestone users finally get a Top 10 Camping Tips


(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed)
taste of Android 2.1's custard filling Submitted at 4/21/2010 1:00:00 PM
paced lifestyle, camping offers
outdoor enthusiasts the
opportunity to live the simple
Tim Stevens (Engadget)
Turn on the TV, and you won't life.
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:52:00 AM be hard-pressed to find a reality If you're embarking on the
show that has something to do camping adventure of a lifetime,
If you're on Telus and you've with camping. But, you may be the following 10 tips will help
been longingly waiting for your wondering what life in the guide your preparations and
turn to jump onto the Android wilderness is really like once the ensure your safety once you've
2.1 bandwagon, that time is cameras are turned off. Are you wandered into the wild. Whether
now. However, you're going to ready for a behind-the-scenes you're planning a staycation in
have to take a few steps to get look into the authentic world of your backyard or hitting the
aboard, as this update is not living up close and personal A p p a l a c h i a n t r a i l , t h e r e ' s
coming OTA. According to with nature? something here for every would-
MobileSyrup, where you can
find the full update instructions, and the option to enable up to get a taste of Android 2.1's Although few things are as be and seasoned camper.
you'll need to hit Motorola's site nine homescreens -- something c u s t a r d f i l l i n g o r i g i n a l l y polished as they seem on the flat Five Filters featured article:
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in Maps, a new Facebook
widget to clutter your desktop, Telus Milestone users finally

MiLi's Powerskin claims coveted 'thinnest iPhone


battery case' title
Chris Ziegler (Engadget) prove it by undercutting MiLi's Powerskin claims
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:31:00 AM Mophie's solution by right coveted 'thinnest iPhone battery
around a twentieth of an inch of case' title originally appeared on
And here you were, stylin' in thickness. It's still packing Engadget on Thu, 22 Apr 2010
your Juice Pack Air, thinking 1200mAh of power -- the same 09:31:00 EST. Please see our
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your run time. It's available now
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in a choice of eight scintillating
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Kelly Clarkson Responds to Criticism About


Tobacco Company Sponsorship
(TVGuide.com: Breaking Indonesia and around the world that they,
News) In print, TV and online ads for too, should reject the tobacco
Submitted at 4/21/2010 7:58:00 PM Clarkson's April 29 concert, the industry's deadly products and
tobacco company PT Djarum marketing."
has also prominently featured Watch videos of Kelly Clarkson
• Apr 21, 2010 08:58 PM ET their L.A. Lights brand of Besides pressure from anti-
• by Kate Stanhope cigarrettes. Many of these ads tobacco organizations, self-
• include health warnings for proclaimed Clarkson fans have
cigarettes. set up a website to encourage
Kelly Clarkson "This is a lose-lose situation for visitors to write messages
Kelly Clarkson responded to me and I am not happy about it urging her to reject the tobacco
criticism from fans and anti- but the damage has been done sponsorship. "Kelly, because of
t o b a c c o g r o u p s a b o u t a n and I refuse to cancel on my you, young people will be
Indonesian tobacco company's fans," wrote Clarkson. "I think exposed to tobacco promotions,
sponsorship of an upcoming the hardest part of situations like but you have the power to
concert in Jakarta. this is getting personally change that," the website states.
"I was not made aware of this attacked for something I was Last month, the U.S. Food and
and am in no way an advocate completely unaware of and remove the sponsorship. Drug Administration issued new
or an ambassador for youth being used as some kind of "If Kelly Clarkson goes ahead national limits to tobacco
smoking. I'm not even a smoker, political pawn." with this concert, she is c o m p a n i e s o n s i m i l a r
nor have I ever been," the 27- Check out photos of Kelly choosing to be a spokesperson advertising tactics such as
year-old "Since You've Been Clarkson for the tobacco industry and merchandise sales and event
Gone" singer wrote on her blog The American Idol Season 1 h e l p i n g t h e m t o m a r k e t sponsorships to reduce the
Wednesday. "Unfortunately, my winner's comments come a day cigarettes to children," said marketing of cigarettes to
only option at this point was to after the Indonesian National M a t t h e w L . M y e r s , t h e children and teenagers.
cancel the show in order to stop C o m m i s s i o n o n C h i l d Campaign for Tobacco-Free Five Filters featured article:
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company-sponsored ads in a d v o c a t i n g t h a t C l a r k s o n
26 TV/ Sports/ E-reader News Edition

Cartoon Network Announces Fall Lineup,


Including Its First Awards Show
(TVGuide.com: Breaking breakout hit Destroy Build
News) Destroy— its star, Andrew
Submitted at 4/21/2010 9:51:00 PM W.K., performed his hit "Party
Hard" at the network's Baseball Game Draws
announcement.
• Apr 21, 2010 10:51 PM ET -- More episodes of Dude, What Together a Father's
• by Mickey O'Connor Would Happen?— kind of like a Life, Son's Love
• mini- Mythbusters. Jim Henry (FanHouse Main)
Watch full episodes of Cartoon
Andrew W.K., Destroy Build Network programming in our Submitted at 4/21/2010 7:05:00 PM

Destroy Online Video Guide


Filed under: College Sports
Cartoon Network unveiled -- A second season of My Dad's
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --
plans for a 25 new shows and a Pro, an NFL-produced
Jimmy Everett stepped slowly
many more returning programs documentary series, this time
and carefully, clutching a cane
targeted at young boys for next starring 8-year-old Nikko
in his right hand and his son's
fall. Among the highlights Gonzalez, the son of Atlanta
arm in his left hand. Everett was
announced Wednesday: Falcons tight end Tony
determined to take the 40 steps
NEW the bird's legs a decidedly low- event that sounds like Teen G o n z a l e z .
from near Florida State's dugout
-- Hall of Game, the network's tech blur. Wolf, except the half-human Anything catch your eye?
along the first base line to a
first awards show to honor Cartoon Network renews Robot high school kid's dad is a Which Cartoon Network shows
patch of green grass in front of
sports personalities, will feature Chicken dragon, thus giving him the will you tune in to? (My
the pitcher's mound at Dick
a full red-carpet presentation -- Scooby-Doo Mystery titular very special ability. favorite: the network's hit
Howser Stadium here
also featuring celebrities from Incorporated, a similar update of -- Generator Rex, a new series surreal animated buddy comedy
Wednesday night.
movies, music and television. the groovy Hanna-Barbera f r o m t h e c r e a t o r o f t h e Adventure Time-- check it out!)
Everett took those dramatic
It's scheduled for early 2011. sleuth series. successful Ben 10 franchise. Five Filters featured article:
steps for son Tyler Everett. And
-- The Looney Tunes Show is a -- Tower Prep, a live-action -- The network also announced Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
for ALS, which is also known as
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Lou Gehrig's Disease.
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FSU, in conjunction with the
generation. A fully rendered secret boarding school for kids shows designed to capture kids'
ALS Association, Florida
sneak preview of the new Road with supernatural gifts (think X- short attention spans.
Chapter, staged ALS Awareness
Runner was slick and sculptural, Men meets Harry Potter). RETURNING
Night for its game against
like the movie Ice Age, but kept -- Firebreather, a special movie -- A second season of the
Charleston Southern. It was part
fund-raiser and part-tribute for
Everett, a former Seminole
football player and the father of
current Seminole pitcher Tyler
Everett. Jimmy Everett, 56, was
diagnosed in March 2009 with
ALS.
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Ray, Lagasse, Flay to Launch the NBC Tweaks Summer


Cooking Channel, a Food Network Schedule
Rich Keller (TV Squad)
Spin-Off Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:00:00 AM

(TVGuide.com: Breaking Fresh Food Fast, which will


News) NBC is making some last-
focus on simple recipes made minute tweaks to its summer
Submitted at 4/21/2010 7:43:00 PM with fresh, local ingredients. schedule, The Wrap is reporting.
Bobby Flay gets on board with Though not totally confirmed,
America's Next Great network programming
• Apr 21, 2010 08:43 PM ET Restaurant executives have decided to
• by Mickey O'Connor The Cooking Channel will make Thursday nights all- works, NBC may add a second
• introduce six other new shows, comedy with additional episodes airing in August -- 9PM on
including three that simplify of'The Office' and'Parks and Mondays. Executives need to be
Rachael Ray popular Chinese, Italian and Recreation' in the 10PM hour. careful with this one, as viewers
Rachael Ray, Emeril Lagasse French dishes. Another will Some say this is a sign of more can easily burn out on multiple,
and Bobby Flay are joining the show viewers what one chef scripted comedies down the line, weekly viewings of a show (the
Cooking Channel, a spin-off of cooks for himself on his day off. like the new anthology 'Love 'Who Wants To Be A
the Food Network scheduled to The channel will also broadcast Bits'. In addition, recently Millionaire' effect), which will
debut this spring. several popular international renewed dramedy'Parenthood' make the show's renewal dead
The three Food Network stars cooking shows. will begin to air at 8PM on on impact.
have developed new shows that The new network is scheduled Saturdays. Filed under: Industry,
will serve as the centerpieces of show viewers how to prepare to launch May 31. The other tweak Programming, The Office,
the new network, parent s e v e n m e a l s a t o n c e f o r Five Filters featured article: involves'Minute to Win It.' The Reality-Free, Parks and
company Scripps Networks a d v a n c e d m e n u p l a n n i n g . Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: network will air original Recreation
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Ray does is "not good enough on more innovative early-day to'America's Got Talent'). If that
for me" eats. Lagasse will host Emeril's
On Week in a Day, Ray will

Snack Smart: Chocolate Morsels


WomansDay.com Editors but eating an entire chocolate the whole thing at once (and cup of tea.
(Daily Woman's Day Blog) bar is not a great idea since all gaining 50 pounds in the —Barbara Brody, Health Editor
Submitted at 4/21/2010 2:00:00 PM the calories and fat cancel out process), I've been working on Five Filters featured article:
the benefits of any antioxidants the same bag since February. Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
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sweet, and I usually go hunting started keeping a bag of Nestle tablespoon, fill it with chocolate
for chocolate. Yes, chocolate Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels Although I was initially worried morsels, and dump in on a plate
can be healthy in small amounts, in my freezer. that I might end up devouring or napkin to enjoy with a hot
28 Economy/ E-reader News Edition

Hu, Wen—what, why and how


(The Economist: Daily news democratic reform. dethronement. restrained than in 2005, when reforms which have not been
and views) Since the bloody suppression of But by and large the leadership the party’s propaganda bureau pursued more vigorously.
Submitted at 4/21/2010 7:24:31 PM the protests, Hu has been has ignored Hu Yaobang’s responded furiously to a liberal President Hu has kept silent on
referred to sparingly by Chinese death. Last year’s 20th magazine’s articles related to Hu Yaobang, but both he and
China's leaders China's prime officials; and the liberalism with anniversary of the Tiananmen the anniversary. Thousands of Mr Wen owe earlier promotions
minister Wen Jiabao praises Hu which he was associated has movement made officials Chinese internet users have to the late leader. In his article,
Yaobang, a former Communist a l s o b e e n p e r m i t t e d o n l y especially nervous of anything praised these latest pieces in Mr Wen revealed that he had
Party chief sparingly. Of late, it has been that might revive memories of online forums. visited Hu Yaobang’s home
Apr 22nd 2010 | BEIJING | notably absent, as the party that period. Even though the But hope that Hu’s partial every year since his death, a
From The Economist print cracks down on human-rights milestone passed with little rehabilitation might lead to any gesture that readers would
edition activists, tightens controls on the more than token attempts inside reassessment of the Tiananmen interpret as showing
ON APRIL 15th the arcane and internet and frets about unrest in China to observe it, the Square protests will certainly be considerable loyalty.
neglected art of reading China’s Tibet and Xinjiang. Yet China’s authorities have yet to ease their dashed. Hu’s political views Bao Tong, who was a top aide
political tea leaves suddenly leaders are preparing for a grip. Last December a have been notable for their to the late Zhao Ziyang, Mr
surged back into fashion. The change of guard in 2012-13. Mr prominent dissident, Liu absence in the recent articles, Hu’s equally liberal successor,
Communist Party’s turgid Wen will be stepping down. Xiaobo, was jailed for 11 years suggesting that only his affable believes there could be an ultra-
broadsheet, the People’s Daily, C o u l d i t b e t h a t , h a v i n g for “inciting subversion”. character is open for discussion. subtle message in the party’s re-
published an article on the top established China as a global This made the appearance of This is a safe topic for Mr Wen, embrace of Hu. Officials—he
of its second page by the prime economic power, he and his Mr Wen’s more than 3,000- who prides himself on the same points out—like to encourage
m i n i s t e r , W e n J i a b a o . I t s colleagues are at last thinking of character essay especially man-of-the-people quality that the idea that Zhao helped topple
glowing praise for Hu Yaobang, trying to make it politically striking. Unlike Mr Zeng’s his article praised in Hu. From Hu (though Mr Bao says he did
a politically incorrect former more respectable? formal-sounding 2005 speech, anecdotal evidence, it appears not). Far from being a sign of
p a r t y c h i e f w h o s e d e a t h Hu’s reputation has sometimes Mr Wen’s article marked the Mr Wen enjoys some popularity yearning for reform, support for
triggered the Tiananmen Square been used in arguments about first time since 1989 that a top for his caring image—it has Hu could indicate repudiation of
protests 21 years ago, struck a the direction of the country. In leader has been willing to write been on display again with his Zhao, about whom
remarkably liberal note. an exception to the general rule of a personal connection with visit to the epicentre of an reminiscences remain strongly
Hu’s death on April 15th 1989 that he has been neglected by the former party chief. It recalls earthquake on April 14th in discouraged. Zhao was
prompted thousands of students his successors, a symposium a trip he made with Hu in 1986 Qinghai Province on the Tibetan thoroughly purged after
t o t a k e t o t h e s t r e e t s i n was held in the Great Hall of the to a rural area of the poor plateau that killed more than Tiananmen and died under
mourning. They bore aloft People in Beijing in November southern province of Guizhou. 2,000 people. house arrest five years ago.
pictures of the late leader, who 2 0 0 5 t o m a r k t h e 9 0 t h “Every time I think back on this, Tea-leaf readers are divided Mr Wen’s article, however,
though still a member of the anniversary of his birth. It was Comrade Yaobang’s sincere, over what, if any, further does hint strongly at a huge
ruling Politburo when he died widely interpreted as an attempt magnanimous and amiable political message might have problem in China’s political
had been forced to resign as the by President Hu Jintao to boost expression keeps appearing been intended. Few believe Mr system. It describes how Hu
party’s general secretary two his own public standing by before my eyes. Cherished Wen would have published such instructed Mr Wen to sneak out
years earlier for being too soft allowing open tributes to his still feelings stored in my heart for an article without consulting his of an official guesthouse and
on dissent. Because Hu had not -popular namesake. A speech by all these years swell up like a colleagues. But there is a school visit a village under cover of
been fully purged, the party had China’s then vice-president, tide, and it takes a long time for of thought that Mr Wen, feeling darkness, to find out what
no choice but to hold an Zeng Qinghong, lavished praise me to calm down,” Mr Wen that his own political career is peasants were really thinking.
elaborate funeral for him. This on Hu Yaobang’s career as one wrote. drawing to an end (he is due to “Remember, do not inform the
provided cover for the students, o f t h e C o m m u n i s t s t a t e ’ s A few other official newspapers step down in 2013, if not before, local government”, Hu was
w h o s o o n s w i t c h e d t h e i r revolutionary founders, tactfully also published reminiscences, as will President Hu), is trying HU, page 29
attention to demands for avoiding mention of his this time apparently less to signal a yearning for political
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HU,
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quoted as saying. A quarter of a


(The Economist: Daily news investigation of the Cheonan’s speculation abounds, fed by prowess as host of the G20
and views) century later, Chinese leaders
salvaged stern concluded that defectors and South Korean summit this year, is a remain almost as prone to
Submitted at 4/22/2010 3:20:41 AM the blast did not come from on analysts, that the north may be conservative more interested in deception by their underlings.
board the vessel, suspicions preparing for a third nuclear test economic strength than the Readers' comments
South Korea’s sunken warship have turned towards North in defiance of United Nations military sort. The Economist welcomes your
If North Korea did deliberately Korea. This, analysts say, puts Security Council resolutions. Some analysts commend him views.
destroy a South Korean warship, Mr Lee in the most delicate The government in Seoul is for his handling of the crisis so Five Filters featured article:
what next? position of his two-year-old publicly discussing its options, far. He has bought himself time Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
Apr 22nd 2010 | SEOUL | From administration. If the suspicions but these look limited. Yu by refusing to speculate publicly PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
The Economist print edition prove correct, a tough response Myung-hwan, the foreign on the cause of the blast. Yet as Term Extraction.
IT WAS a dignified address. would be expected and perhaps minister, has said South Korea commander-in-chief, he bears
Before wiping tears from his unavoidable. Yet Mr Lee had would take the matter to the UN responsibility for the military
eyes with a folded handkerchief, been hoping to focus on Security Council for additional shortcomings if, as some
President Lee Myung-bak showing off South Korea’s sanctions if there were hard suspect, North Korea torpedoed
(above) read out the names of economic prowess as host of the evidence that North Korea was the Cheonan from a semi-
46 sailors who died last month Group of 20 this year—not the involved. But North Korea is submersible vessel and got away
when their ship, the Cheonan,
exploded in South Korean
missile threat on its doorstep.
The pressure on Mr Lee is all
already subject to stiff sanctions.
Mr Yu also says stalled six-
with it.
If that is indeed what happened,
Winners
waters. He carefully avoided
pinning the blame on anyone,
but on April 22nd, Yonhap,
the greater because local
elections are due on June 2nd,
and they may serve as an
party talks on the north’s
nuclear disarmament might be
suspended indefinitely. But he
many will wonder what lies
behind North Korea’s
aggression. Kim Jong Il, its
and losers
(The Economist: Daily news
South Korea’s news agency, unofficial referendum on his has flatly ruled out calls from despotic leader, is desperate for and views)
reported that the government’s handling of the crisis. conservative politicians in the financial aid and his government
Submitted at 4/22/2010 1:14:11 AM
military-intelligence agency, So far, the regime in south for nuclear weapons to had recently signalled that it was
using intelligence gathered Pyongyang has only indirectly counter the threat from the keen to return to the six-party Europe.view Normal politics,
jointly with America, had denied involvement. After three north. talks. Of all recent South and hard questions, loom in
concluded the regime in North weeks of silence on the incident, The hawks are taking wing. On Korean presidents, Mr Lee has Poland
Korea had deliberately attacked it said on April 17th in a news April 20th the Chosun Ilbo, the taken the hardest line against Apr 22nd 2010 | From The
and destroyed the 1,200-tonne report: “Failing to probe the south’s biggest-selling daily, bailing out Mr Kim’s bankrupt Economist online
warship. cause of the sinking of the ship, urged the government not to rule regime unless it pledges to IN THE churches of Warsaw
Even if tangible evidence of the puppet military warmongers, out military action. However, as destroy its nuclear weapons and other Polish cities, the
North Korean involvement right-wing conservative an official notes, there is as yet first. The senseless murder—if funerals continue but questions
emerges, the president’s caution politicians and other traitors in little support in the south for that is what it was—of 46 young are looming. Why were so many
on April 19th will nevertheless South Korea are now foolishly warmongering, and the sailors under his command is of the country’s top brass on the
be understandable. Hot-blooded seeking to link the sinking with stockmarket has held firm. That hardly likely to soften his line. plane that crashed on April 10th,
retaliation against a nuclear- the North at any cost.” A non- suggests people believe the Readers' comments killing President Lech
armed despot would be fraught denial denial. crisis will be defused, as The Economist welcomes your Kaczynski, his wife and 94
with danger for the peninsula, Signs of aggression continue. happened after previous flare- views. others, including some of the
and for relations between On April 21st South Korea said ups on the UN-mandated Five Filters featured article: country’s brightest and best
America and China, the main it had arrested two northern Northern Limit Line, the Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: military officers? Some of the
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respectively. sent to assassinate a prominent Lee, who hopes to show off Term Extraction. WINNERS page 30
But ever since a preliminary defector to the south. And South Korea’s economic
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relatives are, privately, furious. preceding 30 minutes of accordance with the potential gas reserves. As for the
They say that their menfolk conversation; the decision to constitution, Mr Komorowski, Polish business lobby, profits in
were ordered to travel to the ignore an air-traffic controller’s the speaker of the Sejm (the Russia loom larger than fiddly
Katyn memorial service as a suggestion to land at Minsk was lower house of parliament) is questions about history and
backdrop for the launch of Mr made nearly 45 minutes before already acting president. He justice.
Kaczynski’s re-election the disaster. should be a shoo-in. But his two The biggest question is about
campaign. A third question is whether Mr public appearances since the Russia. Openness about Katyn
Bosses often waste busy Kaczynski deserved burial at the crash have seemed wooden and and Stalinist crimes against
people’s time for reasons of Wawel Cathedral in Cracow. unsympathetic. Some wonder if Poland inexorably leads to
their own. But every decision That honour is normally a cross-party candidate would questions about the still greater
that led to the crash now looks reserved for Poland’s greatest be a good move, epitomising the crimes of the communists
questionable. The decencies of heroes: the most recent to be new mood of national unity. But against Russians themselves.
mourning mean that media and buried there was Wladyslaw who? Despite the largely trivial Pull on the thread of truth and
political opponents are behaving Sikorski, the country’s political differences between the all sorts of things will start to
gently. But that won’t last, legendary wartime leader. Mr country's two main parties, unravel. Why is the mass
especially when an even bigger Kaczynski’s death was tragic. Polish politics is sharply murderer Lenin, the author of
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New Graphics Tech Promises Speed, Hyperrealism


Priya Ganapati (Wired Top
Stories)
Submitted at 4/22/2010 7:00:00 AM

Chipmakers have spent billions


of dollars over the decades to
create specialized processors
that can help make computer
graphics ever more realistic and
detailed.
Now an Australian hobbyist
says he has created a technology
that can churn out high-quality,
computer-generated graphics for
video games and other
applications without the need
for graphics chips or processor-
hungry machines.
“Major companies have got to a
point where they improve the
polygon-count in graphics-
rendering by 22 percent a year,”
says Bruce Dell, 32, the creator
of the new technology, which he
calls Unlimited Detail. “We
have made it unlimited. It’s all
software that requires no special
hardware, so you get truly
unlimited detail in your scenes.”
Dell is an unusual candidate for
a computer-graphics
revolutionary. He’s an
autodidact who’s never been to
a university and who ran a
supermarket chain for about
eight years.
But he claims to have found a
way to search through trillions not video games. could take a middle ground computationally resource- picture is all about,” says
of voxels, the 3-D counterparts Bringing voxel-based rendering between two current rendering hungry and comparatively slow Peddie. “That gives a very
to pixels, to render a scene to the world of video games is techniques: the fast but not ray-tracing technology. accurate representations of the
quickly. Voxels have so far been an interesting idea, says Jon graphically realistic world of “With voxels, you create a world you are trying to render,
used largely in medical- and Peddie, founder of Jon Peddie polygon rendering (used by volume of points and look at
Research. That’s because voxels most video games today) and those points to see what the NEW page 33
mining-graphics applications,
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without taking up too much tracing, a method in which the claims? It’s hard to evaluate. SDKs, tools and drivers, and Dell wants to go professional,
computational resources.” computer traces the path of light Few graphics programmers or these are things that teams of he’ll have to make sure he’s not
Creating lifelike images through space, simulating the industry analysts have actually people from many different infringing on the work of other
through graphics-rendering effect on the light as it seen his software at work. Dell companies come together to researchers.
usually requires major encounters different objects. says those who have are bound create.” “The jury is still out on this
computing power. To recreate That approach creates much by tight nondisclosure As for claims that Unlimited idea,” says Peddie. “But Bruce
three-dimensional objects on a more visually attractive scenes, agreements limiting their ability Detail can do real-time graphics Dell seems real, very sincere,
computer screen, programmers but it is extremely intensive in to talk about it. rendering on a machine with a and the idea looks solid.”
define a structure in terms of its its need for computational And graphics chip makers such single-core processor and no To preview Dell’s technology
geometry, texture, lighting and resources. as Nvidia are not impressed. graphics card, Nvidia people say check out his own video:
shading. Dell says Unlimited Detail has “Voxel graphics have been they’re skeptical. Searching See Also:
The resultant digital image is an an alternative to these systems. around for quite some time, but through trillions of points of • Graphics Chips Gun for
approximation of a real-life It uses billions of “point cloud” they are not considered to be as data would require large Supremacy in Silicon
object, but has a computer- dots, or voxels, to accurately precise as polygon-based amounts of RAM (random Showdown
generated–graphics feel to it. It represent a world. To render an graphics,” says Ken Brown, a access memory), and Dell isn’t • The Game Graphics Chip
also requires intensive image, Unlimited Detail then spokesperson for Nvidia. sharing any details on how his Race
computing power, which means acts as a search engine. Graphics rendered using voxels algorithm deals with that • Personal Supercomputers
graphics programmers must Dell says his algorithm can can run on less-resource-hungry problem. Promise Teraflops on Your
have state-of-the art machines quickly figure out the dots machines, but they can’t offer Even if Dell can validate his Desk
with special chips from needed to render a scene, search the same level of quality as ray claims, it could be years before • Ray Tracing the Future of
companies such as Nvidia and the data to find only those tracing or rasterization, he says. graphics programmers start Game Graphics?
AMD. points, and pull them up quickly “With voxels, there are issues using the voxel-based technique
In most 3-D graphics-modeling enough for smooth animation. that come up with shading and that Dell is advocating, says Photo: Unlimited Detail
programs, the virtual depiction He calls it “mass connected coloring the images properly,” Peddie. Rendered Artwork
of almost every real-life object, processing.” says Brown. “If you look at the “It will be evolutionary, rather Five Filters featured article:
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polygons, which means you can manipulate those dots,” ameliorated by using better who is making graphics-creation
increased roundness to the says Dell. tools, but it can’t be done by a software like Adobe, Autodesk
objects on screen. With enough It’s all so new that Dell, who one-man band, say Brown and and Maya will have to change
computing power, billions of claims to have single-handedly Peddie. their way of doing things. That’s
little polygons can be generated, written the software, is still in “There needs to be an a pretty big thing to change.”
and each made so small that it’s the process of forming a infrastructure around every new Major companies such as
almost a dot. company. rendering technique,” says Microsoft and HP also have
Another alternative is to use ray So how legitimate are his Brown. “There have to be patents around voxels, and if
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April 22, 1993: Mosaic Browser Lights Up Web With Color,


Creativity
Michael Calore (Wired Top NCSA Mosaic was free
Stories) software, but it was available
Submitted at 4/21/2010 11:00:00 PM only on Unix. That made it
common at universities and
1993: NCSA Mosaic 1.0, the institutions, but not on Windows
first web browser to achieve desktops in people’s homes.
popularity among the general The NCSA team put out
public, is released. With it, the Windows and Mac versions in
web as we know it begins to late 1993. They were also
flourish. released under a noncommercial
The web in the early 1990s was software license, meaning
mostly text. People were posting people at home could download
images, photos, and audio or it for free. The installer was very
video clips on web pages. But simple, making it easy for just
these pieces of “multimedia” about anyone to get up and
were hidden behind links. If you running on the web.
wanted to look at a picture, you It was then that the excitement
had to click on a link, and the really began to spread. Mosaic
picture would open in a new made the web come to life with
window. color and images, something
A team of students at the that, for many people, finally
University of Illinois’ National provided the online experience
Center for Supercomputing they were missing. It made the
Applications, or NCSA, decided web a pleasure to use.
the web needed an experience And after viewing dozens of
more stimulating and user- pages with photos on them,
friendly than that, so they set to people felt compelled to learn
work to build a better browser. how to do the same thing with
Borrowing design and user their pictures. Pretty soon,
interface cues from some other everyone had to have their own
early prototype browsers, they homepage on the web.
went through a handful of Gary Wolfe described the
iterations before arriving at the general euphoria in the October
final 1.0 release April 22, 1993. 1994 Wired magazine:
The result, NCSA Mosaic, was same window. page and transformed it into and underlined, easy to pick out. With Mosaic, the online world
the first web browser with the It was a radical step forward for something much more visually You could follow your own a p p e a r s t o b e a v a s t ,
ability to display text and the web, which was at that exciting, like a magazine. virtual trail of breadcrumbs interconnected universe of
images inline, meaning you point, a rather dull experience. It And, wow, it was easy. If you backwards by clicking the big information. You can enter at
could put pictures and text on took the boring “document” wanted to go somewhere, you button up there in the corner.
the same page together, in the layout of your standard web just clicked. Links were blue At the time of its release, APRIL page 36
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Facebook Adopts Open Standard for User Logins


Michael Calore (Wired Top Facebook will “help drive it to
Stories) become such a core part of the
Submitted at 4/22/2010 8:06:00 AM web, all the tools will end up
supporting it.”
SAN FRANCISCO, California Twitter also recently began
— As we predicted, Facebook is supporting OAuth 2.0 with last
switching to an open standard to week’s launch of @anywhere,
handle user authentication its suite of social interaction
across its entire platform of tools.
connected websites and But what about OpenID? It was
applications. one of the key technologies
Facebook is ditching its responsible for pushing the idea
proprietary Facebook Connect of single sign-on forward, so
system, which lets people use why isn’t Facebook supporting
their Facebook username and it yet?
password to log in to other sites “Developers aren’t asking for
around the web. In its place, the OpenID,” Shepard said when
company will implement OAuth the question was posed to the
2.0, an open source (and soon to panel. “They’re explicitly
be IETF standard) protocol for asking for us to make logins
user authentication. simpler and easier, not for us to
Viewed along side the barrage implement OpenID. So now
of other major announcements we’re doing that by
unleashed by Facebook at its F8 implementing OAuth 2.0,
developer conference here on because it’s simple and easy.
Wednesday, the move may only Adding OpenID on top of it
seem like a minor data point. would just add a layer of
But it is one with the potential to complexity nobody is asking
make a broad and deeply for.”
significant impact on the social OpenID is indeed very
web. complex, and because of that, it
Right now, users expect three suffers from usability problems
choices for logging in to a site things get simpler for site bits of complex backend open standards and the that have kept it from being
with an existing ID: Facebook owners. plumbing to be sorted out that proprietary Facebook Connect widely adopted.
Connect, Twitter or OpenID. Where there used to be three Wednesday’s events don’t system has been removed from “It’s very easy to do user
That forces publishers to options — Facebook Connect, change. the equation. The switch paves authentication over OAuth 2.0,”
implement three separate OAuth and OpenID — there But the move towards OAuth is the way for further integrations Shepard said.
systems — one for OpenID, one will now only be two. And the a step towards interoperability between existing technologies. David Recordon, the moderator
for Twitter, which uses OAuth, two that are left are both open the social web sorely needs. During a panel discussion about of the panel who develops open
and one for Facebook, which source. Most importantly, it will be OAuth on Wednesday technologies at Facebook, asked
uses Facebook Connect. But There are still details involving easier to build pathways afternoon, Facebook engineer the audience of about 60 or 70
once OAuth 2.0 is up to speed token management, auto- connecting OAuth and OpenID, Luke Shepard said that by FACEBOOK page 37
and more sites move over to it, registration and other the other since both are fully transparent, adopting OAuth, he hopes
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any point and begin to wander; Communications in 1994 and Mother You Love Her
Portable Fire Starter Is a
no internet addresses or
keyboard commands are
released the flagship Netscape
Navigator browser. The newer,
• June 24, 1993: Concert Goes
Live on Net Spark of Genius
necessary. The complex more powerful browser soon • July 9, 1993: Yes, They’re the Bryan Gardiner (Wired Top included four Tinder Quik fuel
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Hoyer Regrets Calling Tea Party Un-
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Tom Goldstein (The New just uninformed speculation because related questions with close cases in which Justice formed a majority to hold that
Republic - All Feed) about posturing by competing similar divisions among the Stevens provided a fifth vote for the mentally retarded cannot be
Submitted at 4/21/2010 3:22:15 PM ideologues. Justices are likely to come up the majority. executed. Justice Stevens’
That does not mean that the again. With all those caveats, in this successor could take the
Tom Goldstein is a partner at public should just go about its I am also taking the short-term brutally long post, I try to opposite position and flip that
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & b u s i n e s s a n d i g n o r e t h e view, looking at only how address the most significant result if s/he adopted a narrow
Feld, and lecturer at Stanford nomination until the President Justice Stevens’ successor might questions that come before the reading of the Eighth
and Harvard Law Schools. He is makes his choice. There is vote differently from him in Supreme Court, with an eye to Amendment’s prohibition on
the founder of SCOTUSblog. A valuable substantive analysis to close cases. But that does not the issues on which the Stevens cruel and unusual punishment.
version of this piece was be done. But it has to do with attempt to account for the effect retirement could realistically But that is largely hypothetical:
originally posted there on April the Court’s jurisprudence. We on later changes in the Court. produce a material change in the because views on questions like
18, 2010. can identify the areas of the law Even if President Obama’s law. There are not many, but eligibility for the death penalty
Supreme Court retirements that could change as a result of nominee shared Stevens’ views each is important. I’m sure as generally track ideology, it is
inevitably produce much more Justice Stevens’ departure. With precisely and thus caused no well that I’ll have updates to this unlikely that a Democratic
c o v e r a g e o f p r o c e s s t h a n that information in hand, we can immediate shift in the Court’s analysis as I have the chance to appointment would move in fact
s u b s t a n c e . T h e p r e s s i s look at potential nominees and jurisprudence, later retirements reflect on it. the Court to the right in that
dominated by political rather try to figure out how they would and appointments—in I. Summary of My Conclusions area.
than legal reporters. Politics is rule on those issues (a far more particular, the replacement of a The single largest body of cases As a consequence, the
also more familiar and therefore difficult project) so that we conservative by a liberal in a in which Justice Stevens’ appointment of Stevens’
more accessible to the public know what the effect of any second Obama term—could retirement could hypothetically successor by a Democratic
than are court decisions. particular nomination would be. make the nominee to the shift the balance on the Supreme President with a Democratic
The irony is that this attention To be clear, this effort does not “Stevens seat” extremely Court involves ideological Senate is unlikely to shift the
t o p r o c e s s i s n o t v e r y consider an important but important. issues on which the four most Court’s rulings on most
meaningful—at least at this largely unquantifiable piece of My approach has one remaining liberal Justices (Stevens, plus important social issues, such as
stage, when there is no nominee. the retirement puzzle: Justice big assumption, which I think is Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer) abortion, affirmative action,
In comparison to a complicated Stevens’ significant influence on unavoidable. Almost all of the joined with Justice Kennedy to religion, and gay rights. On
piece of legislation, the the Court because of his cases I consider were decided create a majority. But although those questions, either the Court
President’s choice of a nominee seniority and his longstanding when Justice Souter was on the these cases involve very already is controlled by a
is simultaneously pretty simple r e l a t i o n s h i p s w i t h h i s Court, and he was often in the important issues, most of them conservative majority, or
a n d l a r g e l y p r i v a t e . colleagues. Rather, my focus is five-Justice majority with are not very relevant to an Stevens’ successor is unlikely to
Theoretically, likely Senate vote on the more concrete and Justice Stevens. Souter is of examination of how the Court move the Court further to the
counts could be done for a b s o l u t e q u e s t i o n o f t h e course now gone, replaced by might shift because for that to right.
potential nominees, but that instances in which Justice Justice Sotomayor. So if she occur Justice Stevens’ successor There nonetheless are a couple
would itself require detailed Stevens has been a part of five- votes differently than he would have to be more of issues on which the Court’s
study of the substance of the to-four majorities. In those did—which will no doubt conservative than not just him majority followed that just-cited
nominees’ positions, which cases, if his successor instead happen in some cases—the but also each of the other four line-up—the left plus Justice
requires significant effort. (The agreed with the dissent, the balance in the relevant cases members of the majority: Kennedy—but for which a new
exception is a nominee like r e s u l t w o u l d h a v e b e e n will have already shifted. But Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer, appointment could realistically
Elena Kagan, who has recently different. Although those cases because the evidence thus far but also (the reasonably change the result because the
been before the Senate.) With have already been decided, and suggests that Sotomayor will conservative) Kennedy. That is issues do not necessarily track
relatively little to talk about the Court hesitates to go back often come out the same way as very unlikely. the traditional liberal-versus-
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conservative breakdown: jurisprudence relating to the jury above. The thousands of words pro-Congressional power side of Congress’s own greater
executive power and trial right (which has significant that follow are the “show your those rulings (and indeed wrote involvement in the field), other
preemption. effects on how prison sentences work” sections, in which I the leading modern opinion), but important issues are still headed
Thus, the Court has been are determined) and a provide considerably more the margin of decision has been to the Court—for example,
narrowly divided, with the left defendant’s right to confront detail on the hot-button issues wide enough that his departure litigation over the NSA
prevailing, in cases relating to witnesses against him. The that come before the Supreme would not be significant. See, wiretapping program.
the rights of military detainees recent departures of two Court. I try to address briefly e.g., Raich v. Gonzales(2005) Judicial Power is provided by
to have access to the federal members of that majority—first almost all of the significant (joined by Justices Kennedy, Article III of the Constitution,
courts, including particularly on Souter and now Stevens—create areas of current controversy that Souter, Ginsburg, and Breyer; which vests “the judicial Power
federal habeas corpus. A a significant prospect that the continue to arise in the Court’s Justice Scalia concurred in the . . . in one supreme Court, and in
nominee who had a substantially tide of those cases will now be docket. Simply to provide some judgment). such inferior Courts as the
more robust view of presidential slowed and perhaps reversed. organizing principle, I have Executive Power is provided by Congress” creates. Judicial
powers, or even greater It is also possible to identify broken the issues down Article II of the Constitution, power issues most often relate to
confidence in this areas of the law in which Justice according to whether they rise which vests “[t]he executive “standing,” which is the right to
Administration’s approach to Stevens’ departure may have an under the body of the Power . . . in a President.” bring a lawsuit in light of the
detainee questions, could shift effect, even though he was not Constitution, the Bill of Rights, Recently, executive power requirement of Article III that
the course of those rulings. In traditionally a part of a majority or statutes. issues have generally related to courts can only decide “Cases”
addition, other important on the merits of a particular II. Cases Involving the Articles military detainees. Justice and “Controversies,” as opposed
presidential-power questions are legal issue. Most prominent of the Constitution Stevens has consistently voted to abstract disputes. In recent
headed towards the Supreme among these is campaign The first set of issues the on the left, which has prevailed years, several difficult standing
Court, including with respect to finance. Justices Stevens and Supreme Court confronts relates in several closely divided issues have been decided by a
the NSA wiretapping program. Souter were the two strongest to the body of the Constitution. rulings. He wrote the opinion in five-to-four vote on ideological
On preemption, Justice Stevens voices on the left resisting the Cases under the Constitution the five-to-three Hamdan v. grounds, with Justice Stevens on
recently had significant success trend towards the more generally require the Court to Rumsfeld(2006) decision the losing side. See, e.g., Hein v.
in securing a majority for two aggressive application of the determine or define the power of (which we know would have Freedom From Religion
important opinions limiting the First Amendment to invalidate another part of the government, been five-to-four absent the Foundation(2007). One
extent to which federal law campaign finance laws, and the such as the power of Congress Chief Justice’s recusal), as well significant exception was the
trumps state law. His successor combined absence of their or a State to pass a law. as the six-to-three Rasul v. “global warming” case in which
could take a broader view of the voices may speed the trend Congressional Power is Bush(2004) ruling (although Justice Kennedy joined Justice
extent to which federal law towards more decisions like provided by Article I of the there were only five votes for Stevens’ majority opinion to
controls, which would allow Citizens United. Another Constitution, which vests “[a]ll his opinion in that case). His hold by a five-to-four majority
fewer state-law tort suits to example is the death penalty, legislative Powers . . . in a retirement could be significant if that Massachusetts had standing
proceed. where Justice Stevens (who late Congress,” which has certain his successor has a broader view to challenge the refusal of the
The next body of cases involves in his tenure concluded that the “Powers,” including (most of the President’s power, or a Bush Administration’s EPA to
less traditional alignments death penalty is importantly for the Supreme more limited take on the role of regulate tailpipe emissions.
among the Justices—generally, unconstitutional) was relatively Court) the power “[t]o regulate the courts, in this area. See, e.g., Massachusetts v. EPA(2007).
the Court’s left (Stevens, willing to provide a vote in Commerce . . . among the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld(2006); But generally speaking, access-
Ginsburg, and Souter) and right favor of stays of execution. His several States.” After some Boumediene v. Bush(2008). to-courts questions like standing
(Scalia and Thomas) wings replacement might be less decisions suggesting that it Although the current are ideological, so it is unlikely
joining together to form a five- willing to do so. might impose genuine limits on Administration is less likely to that Stevens’ successor would
Justice majority. This grouping For ninety percent of readers, Congress’s power, the Supreme push the bounds of executive change the balance on these
has produced dramatic shifts in everything you’re going to want Court has declined to do so. power with respect to detainee
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issues. student expression, and strongly in the direction of that Caperton will be overruled, including Stevens, dissented.
Separation of Powers is the anonymous commentary. Justice recognizing greater First if only because it has not yet See District of Columbia v.
division of responsibility Stevens has written the majority Amendment limitations on proven to generate significant Heller(2008). The Court is
between the three branches of opinion in several seminal free campaign finance regulation. disruptive litigation. considering this Term whether
government: Congress, the speech cases. See, e.g., United Those cases are often decided Religion is addressed by the the Second Amendment restricts
President, and the judiciary. The States v. National Treasury five-to-four, with Justice First Amendment, which forbids state and local gun laws; the
Court has decided separation-of- Employees Union(1995); Stevens in the minority. See, a “law respecting an answer will almost certainly be
powers questions in the context NAACP v. Claiborne e.g., Citizens United v. Federal establishment of religion, or yes. McDonald v. City of
of detainee issues, discussed Hardware(1982); McIntyre v. Election Commission(2010). prohibiting the free exercise Chicago(2010).
above. Beyond that, the Court O h i o E l e c t i o n s Importantly, Justices Stevens thereof.” The first clause limits Privacy takes different forms in
has long taken a flexible Commission(1995); Ladue v. and Souter were the intellectual the government’s involvement the Constitution. The
approach by a broad majority. Gilleo(1994). Generally leaders of the left’s effort to with religion; the latter protects “constitutional right to privacy”
See, e.g., Mistretta v. United speaking, however, traditional sustain campaign finance individuals’ own religious is protected by the Fourteenth
States(1989); Clinton v. free speech cases do not involve regulation; they wrote most of beliefs and activities. The Court Amendment, which is discussed
Jones(1997). five-to-four alignments with the opinions upholding has decided religion cases by below. Physical privacy—for
In sum, in cases that involve the Justice Stevens in the majority. regulation when Justice narrow majorities—most example, in the home or
body of the Constitution, Justice Commercial Speech is a O’Connor was on the Court ( notably the split-the-baby walking down the street—is
Stevens’ retirement realistically subcategory of free speech that see, e.g., McConnell v. Federal approach to the two Ten protected by the Fourth
is only likely to affect questions involves advertising and similar Election Commission(2003)) Commandments cases ( Amendment, which provides
of executive power, including expression. Commercial speech and the principal dissents after compare McCreary County v. that “[t]he right of the people to
with respect to detainee policy. claims have often been resolved she was replaced by Justice ACLU(2005) (invalidating be secure in their persons,
III. Cases Involving the Bill of in the Supreme Court by narrow Alito ( see, e.g., Citizens United, display) with Van Orden v. houses, papers, and effects,
Rights votes, but Justice Stevens voted supra). As litigation pushes Perry(2005) (upholding against unreasonable searches
The next set of issues relates to on both sides of the issue. towards greater invalidation of display)—with Justice Stevens and seizures, shall not be
the Bill of Rights. First, a note Compare 44 Liquormart v. campaign finance regulation, in one case part of a majority to violated.” The most significant
about “incorporation”: Several Rhode Island(1996); United their departure may speed the limit the relationship between trend in this area is the
constitutional amendments States v. United Foods(2001) shift towards recognizing a government and religion. But narrowing (and perhaps eventual
discussed below, including the (favoring such a claim) with greater First Amendment right Justice Alito’s replacement of elimination) of the
First Amendment, literally apply Thompson v. Western States to participate in elections Justice O’Connor likely has “exclusionary rule” that requires
to “Congress” rather than state Medical Center(2002) and through campaign-related already moved the Court to the the suppression of evidence
and local governments. But the Glickman v. Wileman Bros. & spending. right on that question. In close gathered in violation of the
Supreme Court has ruled—with Elliot(1997) (rejecting it). It is Once quasi-campaign finance religion cases, Justice Stevens is Fourth Amendment. Results in
only a couple of exceptions not therefore difficult to predict the case in which Justice Stevens already in a dissenting position. Fourth Amendment cases have
relevant here—that the same effect of the retirement on this was in a majority was the Gun Rights are protected by the varied, although the left has
constitutional restrictions apply area of the law. Caperton v. A.T. Massey Second Amendment, which occasionally won cases by a five
to state and local governments. Campaign Finance is a Coal(2009) ruling setting due provides that “the right of the -vote majority ( e.g., Georgia v.
Speech is protected by the First subcategory of free speech that process constraints on people to keep and bear Arms, Randolph(2006)), including in a
Amendment which forbids a involves financial campaign contributions to judicial shall not be infringed.” The recent important opinion by
“law . . . abridging the freedom “contributions” to specific candidates. Stevens’ successor Supreme Court recently held Justice Stevens ( see Arizona v.
of speech.” Speech rulings are candidates and parties and other could take a narrower view of that the Second Amendment Gant(2009), and Justice
difficult to categorize because “expenditures” regarding the role of the federal courts in protects a right to bear arms Kennedy has declined to
they arise in many diverse candidates and issues. The this area, and at least limit apart from service in a militia.
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provide a fifth vote for property rights jurisprudence. retirement of Justice Souter) want to go through the process committed non-capital crimes);
dramatically narrowing the That said, Justice Stevens was very well could change the of undoing the massive and (ii) claims that the death
exclusionary rule ( Hudson v. one of the intellectual leaders in direction of these cases. That sentencing revolution it penalty should not have been
Michigan(2006) (concurring this area, authoring two seems to be the obvious triggered with this line of cases. imposed on the particular facts
opinion)). The law could move significant opinions that implication of the fact that a The original process was of the case. In the first category,
in a more conservative direction construed property rights Democratic appointee—Justice wrenching; the overruling of Justice Stevens has been a part
if Stevens were replaced by a narrowly. See Kelo v. City of Breyer—was in the dissent in those rulings would be equally of five-Justice majorities in
justice who reads the Fourth New London(2005); Brown v. both cases. I don’t think that it’s so. But it is certainly a several significant cases, and
Amendment more narrowly, but Legal Foundation of likely that the Court would undo possibility. authored the Court’s opinion
such a development is unlikely Washington(2003). all of its recent rulings Effective Defense Counsel is holding that the execution of the
given that more liberal judges Criminal Defendants’ Rights expanding the confrontation provided by the Sixth mentally retarded is
tend to have a relatively broad are protected in several parts of right, but it could overturn the Amendment, which gives a unconstitutional. See Kennedy
view of the Amendment’s the Constitution. Most relevant, Melendez-Diaz decision relating criminal defendant the right “to v. Louisiana(2008); Roper v.
privacy protections. the Fifth Amendment provides to the admission of tests (such have the Assistance of Counsel Simmons(2005); Atkins v.
Property Rights are protected that a person shall not “be as tests showing that substances for his defence.” These claims Virginia(2002). It is unlikely,
by the Fifth Amendment, which subject for the same offense to are illegal drugs) or otherwise often arise in death penalty however, that Justice Stevens’
provides that “private property” be twice put in jeopardy of life halt the expansion of the cases, when it is alleged that the successor would vote to expand
shall not “be taken for public or limb [the double jeopardy confrontation right. defendant’s counsel failed, for eligibility for the death penalty.
use, without just compensation.” clause]; nor shall be compelled Another hotly contested aspect example, to investigate the Towards the end of his tenure,
The most (in)famous “takings” in any criminal case to be a o f t h e S i x t h crime or circumstances that Justice Stevens concluded that
case read the “public use” witness against himself [the self Amendment—which has would have made it less likely the death penalty is
requirement to broadly permit -incrimination clause], nor be produced the same unusual that the jury would impose a unconstitutional; no other sitting
the government to condemn deprived of life, liberty, or alignment of Justices just death sentence. Particularly member of the Court shares that
land for redevelopment. See property, without due process of cited—is the right to a jury trial. since Justice O’Connor’s view, which is likely to no
Kelo v. City of New law [the due process clause].” Here, the five-member majority retirement, close cases in this longer be represented among the
London(2005). In theory, a The Sixth Amendment has issued several rulings that area have tended to go in favor Justices. Baze v. Rees(2008)
different Justice could make a furthermore guarantees a have revolutionized criminal of the government, with Justice (Stevens, J., concurring in the
difference, as the case was defendant the right to “a speedy sentencing, narrowing the power Stevens in dissent. judgment). More significant,
decided by a vote of five to four, and public trial, by an impartial of federal judges (as opposed to Death Penalty questions Justice Stevens is (in no small
with Justice Stevens writing for jury; . . . [and] to be confronted juries) to find facts that may generally arise under the Eighth part because of his now-strong
the majority. But in the years with the witnesses against him.” dramatically increase a Amendment, which provides views about the death penalty) a
since that case was decided, two There recently have been close sentence. Justice Stevens has that “cruel and unusual reliable vote to secure a stay of
of the Justices most concerned cases that involved the been particularly influential, punishments” shall not be an execution. Justice Souter also
about property rights (who were confrontation right, and Justice having written three of the “inflicted.” There are many had a relatively sympathetic
among the four Stevens has been part of an seminal opinions. Apprendi v. different issues in this area. Two approach to such requests. Their
dissenters)—Rehnquist and unusual five-Justice majority New Jersey(2000); United principal categories are (i) combined departure may make
O’Connor—have left the Court, favoring defendants, joined by States v. Booker(2005); Gall v. claims that certain classes of it materially more difficult to
and it seems unlikely that their Justices Ginsburg, Souter (with United States(2007). As with the defendants are categorically secure orders from the Court
replacements—Roberts and Justice Sotomayor now holding confrontation right, the ineligible for the death penalty halting executions.
Alito—have views on the issue that seat), Scalia, and Thomas. retirements of Justices Stevens (for example, the mentally States’ Rights are addressed by
that are as strong. So Stevens’ See, e.g., Melendez-Diaz v. and Souter could significantly retarded, individuals who the Tenth Amendment, which
departure is unlikely to Massachusetts(2009). Stevens’ shift this area of the law. committed the offense while
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provides that “[t]he powers not provide that individuals have a the other is the Fourteenth due process right not to be unlikely—that Justice Stevens’
delegated to the United States right to “due process.” The Fifth Amendment’s requirement that subject to extreme and replacement would move the
by the Constitution, nor Amendment applies to the no state “deny to any person unanticipated money damage Court significantly to the right.
prohibited by it to the States, are federal government; the within its jurisdiction the equal awards. This area of the law is In sum, with respect to issues
reserved to the States Fourteenth Amendment applies protection of the laws.” The somewhat unstable and arising under the Bill of Rights,
respectively, or to the people.” to states and localities. Because Court’s modern decisions in this uncertain. Three Justices who Justice Stevens’ departure is
Also, the Eleventh Amendment most cases are brought against area—invalidating state sodomy favored the Court’s current most likely to make a difference
protects states’ sovereign the latter, I discuss the laws and a referendum that doctrine (Stevens, O’Connor, in cases involving the Sixth
immunity from suit, providing Fourteenth Amendment to make uniquely restricted anti- and Souter) have retired, while Amendment.
that the federal judicial power things simpler. discrimination protections for three who solidly oppose it IV. Non-Constitutional Cases
does not “extend to any suit . . . Abortion is addressed by the homosexuals—were both (Scalia, Thomas, and Ginsburg) The next set of issues that the
against one of the United States Supreme Court as a question of decided by a vote of six to three, remain on the Court. It is Supreme Court confronts
by Citizens of another State.” substantive due process and the with Justice Stevens in the therefore impossible to tell involves interpreting federal
The Court decided a number of constitutional right to privacy. majority. See Lawrence v. whether Stevens’ successor statutes that Congress adopts
cases in favor of states’ rights The Court is closely divided on Texas(2003); Romer v. might tip the balance in this area (and in one instance, a court
by a five-to-four majority, with abortion. It appears likely that Evans(1996)). However, the of the law. rule), as well as issues relating
Justice Stevens in dissent, but there are currently five votes to Court has not considered these Affirmative Action and other to Native American tribes.
with the departure of William narrow the abortion right issues since one member of that issues relating to race (most of Antitrust is the field of law
Rehnquist and Sandra Day materially, but not enough votes majority (Sandra Day which are discussed below in encouraging business
O’Connor it has shown less to completely overrule Roe v. O’Connor) was replaced by the statutory section) arise under competition. The principal
interest in the area. Wade because Justice Kennedy Justice Alito. Thus, although it the just-quoted Equal Protection statute is the Sherman Act,
Before moving on to an has not disavowed his position is very unlikely, Justice Stevens’ Clause of the Fourteenth which prohibits “[e]very
analysis of the Fourteenth that the Constitution does departure could tilt the Court Amendment. On affirmative combination . . . or conspiracy[]
Amendment, a note about the recognize some form of abortion away from the recognition of action and similar issues (such in restraint of trade” (Section 1)
“constitutional right to privacy” right. Compare Gonzales v. gay rights. It nonetheless as the use of race in school and makes it illegal to
and “substantive due process”: Carhart(2007) (upholding the remains true that Justice assignments), the Court has “monopolize, or attempt to
the Constitution does not federal partial-birth abortion Stevens’ successor could play a generally been hostile to race- monopolize, or combine or
discuss abortion or certain other statute and narrowly reading the significant role on the next based government decision conspire with any other person
contentious legal issues relating right) with Planned Parenthood major issue arising in this area: making in five-to-four rulings in or persons, to monopolize any
to personal autonomy and v. Casey(1992) (plurality gay marriage. If the challenge to which Justice Stevens has been part of [] trade or commerce”
fairness. In a hotly contested opinion) (reaffirming but California’s Proposition 8 now in dissent. See, e.g., Ricci v. (Section 2). The Court’s
series of decisions, the Supreme narrowing Roe). Justice Stevens pending in the trial court has a DeStefano(2009). But because decisions in this field have
Court has located those rights in has favored abortion rights. chance of prevailing in the Justice Kennedy has declined to tended to narrow the application
the Bill of Rights broadly and in Theoretically, a successor who Supreme Court, it is by a embrace a truly “color blind” of the antitrust laws by
particular in the Fourteenth believed that Roe should be whisker at best, and Justice interpretation of the Constitution relatively wide majorities.
Amendment’s requirement that overruled could alter the balance Stevens would have been among ( see, e.g., Parents Involved in Habeas Corpus generally
individuals not be deprived of on the Court on that issue, but it the Justices most willing to vote Community Schools v. Seattle involves a court’s power to
“liberty” without “due process,” is essentially unimaginable that in favor of such a claim. School District No. 1(2007) consider the legality of a
which the Court has said confers President Obama would appoint Punitive Damages, although (concurring opinion)), it is (as criminal conviction after the
“substantive” protections. such a nominee. very different from abortion and with the discussion of abortion completion of ordinary appeals,
Another note about the Gay Rights issues arise under gay rights, implicate the same above), theoretically although habeas corpus
Fourteenth Amendment: Both it two constitutional headings. constitutional provision. The possible—but as a practical
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questions also arise in high- on the basis of race, color, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Court has had very few ADA Supreme Court has applied to
profile cases as the procedural religion, sex or national origin. Co.(2007). cases: it adopted a middle- claims of racial discrimination
mechanism for challenging The Supreme Court has had Age Discrimination is ground reading in applying the and unequal distribution of
military detentions. Article III of surprisingly few straightforward addressed by the Age Act to cruise ships by a five-to- voting power. But these issues
the Constitution provides that Title VII race-discrimination Discrimination in Employment four majority composed of the most often arise under the
generally “[t]he privilege of the claims over the past ten years. It Act (ADEA), which makes age left plus Justice Kennedy ( Voting Rights Act of 1965. The
Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not is unclear how close the cases discrimination against Spector v. Norwegian Cruise leading provisions are Section 2,
be suspended.” But the details would be. But in general it is employees over the age of forty Lines(2005)) and it held that which prohibits electoral
are spelled out in a complicated unlikely that President Obama presumptively unlawful. In states could be sued for money systems with discriminatory
statute, the Antiterrorism and would nominate someone who general, age discrimination damages under a provision of effects, and Section 5, which
Effective Death Penalty Act would move the Court claims have not fared well in the the ADA in an opinion by requires covered jurisdictions to
(AEDPA), through which materially to the right on such a Supreme Court. Justice Stevens Stevens for five Justices that receive federal permission
Congress has repeatedly central civil rights question. was, however, part of a five- included Sandra Day O’Connor before changing their voting
narrowed habeas corpus. Certain Gender Discrimination is like Justice majority which held that ( Tennessee v. Lane(2004)). It is systems. Recently, in close
issues—such as the rigorousness racial discrimination: the issue the employer can be liable under extremely unlikely that an cases under the act, Justice
of the requirement that Supreme can arise under the Fourteenth the ADEA for unintentional age Obama appointee would take a Stevens has been in dissent. At
Court precedent be well Amendment, but most often discrimination—so-called materially narrower view of the oral argument in Northwest
established before serving as a involves statutory claims. In “disparate impact” claims. ADA. Austin Mun. Util. Dist. No. One
basis for habeas corpus addition to the employment Smith v. City of Jackson(2005). Environmental Law issues can v. Holder(2009), it seemed that
relief—have generated broad discrimination provisions of Justice Stevens was also a arise under a number of the Court’s conservatives were
majorities in the Court. Other Title VII, another important member of a five-Justice different statutes that address seriously considering
questions have created statute is Title IX of the majority that upheld an different forms of pollution (for invalidating the current version
ideological divisions. Education Amendments of employer disability benefit plan example, the Clean Air Act and of Section 5 as unconstitutional.
Irregularly, Justice Stevens has 1972, which provides that no which awarded higher benefits Clean Water Act) at different The Court divided on
been a member of five-Justice person “shall, on the basis of to workers injured before sites (for example, hazardous ideological lines, with the left in
majorities that have included sex,” be subject to retirement age. Kentucky waste dumps). In general, recent dissent, on whether the Act
Justice Kennedy, but it is discrimination in “any education Retirement Systems v. environmental cases have been requires the recognition of
unlikely that his successor program or activity receiving EEOC(2008). Although his closely fought and decided minority influence districts.
would shift the Court’s balance Federal financial assistance.” successor might find the statute largely along ideological lines, Bartlett v. Strickland(2009). On
on those questions. See, e.g., Sandra Day O’Connor was violated in that circumstance, it with the left in dissent. See, e.g., the other hand, Justice Kennedy
A b d u l - K a b i r v . generally the swing vote on is not a particularly significant Coeur Alaska v. Southeast joined the left to invalidate
Quarterman(2007). gender discrimination claims. area of the law. Alaska Conservation changes to a Latino district in
Racial Discrimination issues See, e.g., Jackson v. Disability Discrimination Council(2009) (6-3; LULAC v. Perry(2006). One
can arise under the Fourteenth Birmingham Bd. of claims are presented under the environmental claim fails); area of voting rights law that
Amendment, as discussed Educ.(2005). Recent experience Americans With Disabilities Act Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper, Stevens’ retirement could
above, but most often involve indicates that her replacement (ADA), which prohibits Inc.(2009) (5-4; environmental implicate is that Justice
statutory claims, including by the more conservative Justice discrimination (i) in claim fails); National Ass’n of Kennedy has in principle joined
particularly claims of Alito will likely mean that employment by a covered Home Builders v. Defenders of with the left to recognize the
employment discrimination. The Justice Stevens and his employer against a qualified Wildlife(2007) (5-4; plausibility of a “partisan
principal statute is Title VII of successor would be on the person with disability (Title I); environmental claim fails). gerrymandering” claim— i.e.,
the Civil Rights Act of 1964, losing end of five-to-four cases. (ii) by public entities (Title II); Voting Rights issues can arise that district lines were
which forbids covered See, e.g., AT&T Corp. v. and (iii) in public under the Fourteenth
employers from discriminating Hulteen(2009); Ledbetter v. accommodations (Title III). The Amendment, which the LIVING page 48
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Michael Crowley (The New uptick in bellicose talk, even bombed Saddam Hussein’s through southern Turkish Chuck Wald, a retired four-star
Republic - All Feed) within the non-neocon set. At a nuclear program at Osirak in airspace and then cut across U.S. Air Force General who
Submitted at 4/21/2010 5:55:20 PM Senate Armed Services hearing 1981, after all, and also flattened Iraq’s northern tip to strike worked on a Bipartisan Policy
on Iran last week, the a nascent Syrian nuclear project several facilities within Iran. Center task force on Iran,
Imagine for a moment that it is Pentagon’s under-secretary for in late 2007. Maybe they can do Toukan and Cordesman were argued in a Wall Street Journal
late 2010, perhaps a few weeks policy, Michele Flournoy, it again—and in a way that not optimistic about the results. op-ed last summer that the U.S.
after the midterm elections. assured the committee’s allows Obama to claim that “[I]t would be complex and high military option is “a technically
Barack Obama has scheduled a normally dovish chairman, Carl America played no role. That’s risk in the operational level and feasible and credible option.”
surprise prime-time televised Levin, that military options are exactly what some people would lack any assurances of a Perhaps most significantly, even
statement from the Oval Office. indeed “on the table.” At the thought Joe Biden was hinting at high mission success rate,” they joint chiefs chairman Mullen,
Looking grave, even shaken, same hearing Joe Lieberman last summer when the vice concluded. Israel would face an who has often warned of the
behind the presidential desk, warned that “if sanctions do not president answered a question array of problems, they argue, possible grave consequences of
Obama fixes his gaze into the work we have to be prepared to about an Israeli attack by saying from the limited range of its hitting Iran, conceded last
camera and speaks: use military force to stop the that the U.S. “cannot dictate to aircraft—requiring multiple weekend that a U.S. attack
When I said that it would be unacceptable from happening.” another sovereign nation what refuelings—to the limited ability would “go a long way” toward
unacceptable for Iran to produce Sure, Lieberman’s a hawk. But they can and cannot do.” of its warheads to penetrate setting back (though not
a nuclear weapon, I meant it. last weekend CNN reported that But the reality is less Iran’s deeply buried nuclear eliminating) Iran’s nuclear
Over the past several months, it Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman convenient. Obviously, a facilities. program.
has become clear that neither Michael Mullen has told the diplomatic solution to Iran’s By contrast, last month Toukan Let us stop here to make clear
engagement nor isolation and military to update contingency nuclear march would be vastly and Cordesman released a that a U.S. attack on Iran might
sanctions have slowed Iran’s plans for such an attack. All of preferable to a military one. And similar report, this one well be a disaster. Iran could
determination to build a bomb. this comes in the context of a even if, as seems likely, tough examining a possible American incite its Shiite allies in Iraq to
And recent, solid intelligence leaked secret memo by Defense international sanctions are either attack on Iran. Their assessment sow violence and chaos even as
has confirmed that Iran may Secretary Robert Gates warning unattainable or fail to change was far more bullish. Such an tens of thousands of American
now be much closer to nuclear that the Obama team lacks a Iran’s course, it may well be that attack would involve American troops remain in the country.
weapons capability than anyone clear plan for dealing with a air strikes aren’t worth the B-2 stealth bombers based in Tehran could also step up
believed possible. So tonight, I nuclear-armed Iran, which has potentially terrible Diego Garcia. The B-2 has support for the Afghan Taliban;
have authorized air strikes renewed calls in some quarters consequences. Yet if someone is exponentially longer range than in a nightmare scenario, Iran
against several facilities integral for taking the military option going to bomb Iran, it makes Israel’s F-15 and F-16 fighter- might supply the Taliban with
to Iran’s nuclear ambitions. This more seriously. more sense for America, and not bombers. Conveniently, last surface-to-air Stinger missiles,
is a decision I make with a Simply put, even with Israel, to handle the job. summer the B-2 completed an the weapon that drove out the
heavy heart and a clear-eyed Washington consensus leaning The main reason is this: upgrade allowing it to carry the Soviets. “The regional security
understanding of the risks strongly against attacking Iran, America is simply in a far better GPS-guided 5,300-pound consequences,” Cordesman and
involved. nobody likes the idea of position to cripple Iran’s nuclear Massive Ordinance Penetrator Toukan concluded in their latest
It’s not an easy scenario to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his program. Consider the analysis bomb. And the bomber’s stealth report, “would be catastrophic.”
envision. The Brookings master, Grand Ayatollah Ali of a possible Israeli attack on nature will make it far less What’s more, while some Arab
Institution’s Michael O’Hanlon Khamenei, sitting atop a nuclear Iran’s nuclear facilities vulnerable to Iran’s air-defense regimes might quietly celebrate
and Bruce Reidel recently wrote arsenal. There is, however, a published last year by Abdullah system than the Israeli Air a blow against their Persian
that it’s “simply not credible widespread belief that we might Toukan and Anthony Force’s traditional jets. As rival, it’s not clear how many
that we would use force [against not need to consider bombing Cordesman of the Center for Cordesman and Toukan ordinary Muslims will see
Iran] in the foreseeable future.” Iran because, should diplomacy Strategic and International conclude, the U.S. is “the only things that way. And any attack
But in Washington of late it’s and sanctions fail, Israel will do Studies. The authors imagined a country that can launch a BOMB page 49
been possible to detect a slight the job for us. The Israelis scenario where Israeli jets flew successful Military Solution.”
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Ariz. Immigration Debate Pressures McCain


(Newsmax - Inside Cover) Krentz, 58, was found dead on week to pitch a tough "I have a long record of profiling. But he also argued
Submitted at 4/22/2010 3:31:38 AM his all-terrain vehicle after crackdown on illegal legislative efforts as well as that "homes and property are
making a garbled call about immigration, renewing a call to other efforts to try and get the being violated" and "cars with
Republican Sen. John McCain, encountering someone deploy 3,000 National Guard border secured," he said. illegals in (them) are
who once championed a path to apparently needing help. troops to the Arizona border, the Hayworth has pressured intentionally causing accidents
citizenship for the nation's Authorities say they believe busiest stretch for illegal border McCain to support the bill on the freeway."
roughly 12 million Krentz was shot by an illegal crossings. He also wants 3,000 passed by the Legislature. It McCain added, "Look, our
undocumented immigrants, is border-crosser, possibly additional Customs and Border makes it a crime to be in the border's not secured, our
now pushing for a crackdown on someone working for a Protection agents, new fences state illegally, requires police to citizens are not safe."
illegals amid the toughest re- smuggling cartel, although they and increased aerial question people about their The flip-flops on the thorny
election fight of his career. haven't made arrests in the case. surveillance. immigration status if there's issue of immigration reflect
McCain's hardline stance on Hayworth has assailed The plan was released with reason to suspect they're in the McCain's struggle to take a
immigration comes in the face McCain's work on a 2005 bill fellow Arizona Republican Sen. country illegally and makes it tougher stance without
of a credible GOP primary that included providing a Jon Kyl, but it was McCain who illegal to hire undocumented alienating moderates in his
challenger, former Rep. J.D. pathway to citizenship for went on Fox News Channel to immigrants for day labor or party.
Hayworth, and the possibility illegal immigrants, a provision sell it. knowingly transport them. Illegal immigration has also
that the party's 2008 presidential Hayworth calls amnesty. The plan was similar to a Arizona has an estimated reverberated in other Arizona
nominee could lose his Senate McCain co-sponsored the bill proposal released a week earlier 460,000 illegal immigrants. races.
seat because many conservatives with the late Sen. Edward M. by Arizona ranchers who went Many argue the bill promotes Republicans hoping to unseat
don't consider him one of their Kennedy, D-Mass., and argued to the state Capitol after racial profiling and will lead to Gov. Brewer swiftly endorsed
own. in 2007 when the effort failed Krentz's death. civil rights abuses. The head of the ranchers' border plan. State
Engaged in a fierce contest with that he wouldn't give up because Hayworth called the senators' the nation's largest Roman Treasurer Dean Martin said
the tea party-backed Hayworth, "the American people will not plan an "election-year Catholic archdiocese, Los Brewer "has done little to secure
McCain has moved to the right settle for the status quo — de gimmick." McCain's campaign Angeles Cardinal Roger our border, but simply point the
on numerous issues, including facto amnesty and broken spokesman, Brian Rogers, Mahony, condemned the finger at Washington." Brewer
gay rights and climate change, borders." accused Hayworth of using the legislation, calling it mean- hasn't said whether she will sign
and disavowed his long-standing Facing pressure from rancher's death "to exploit a spirited and wondering whether the bill, veto it or just let it
maverick label. conservatives in his own party, family's tragedy to score cheap Arizonans would revert to become law.
The killing of an Arizona he began backing off his support political points." "German Nazi and Russian Like McCain, Brewer is locked
rancher last month stoked of an immigration overhaul Hayworth also said McCain's Communist techniques" of in a tough GOP primary to keep
conservatives' emphasis on during his presidential primary actions are too little, too late. turning people into authorities her job. She assumed the office
fighting illegal immigration. campaign. Early in 2008, "Had McCain supported my based on suspicions. more than a year ago when
The state Legislature on McCain privately told efforts in 2005 to secure the McCain on Monday called the Democrat Janet Napolitano
Monday sent Republican Gov. congressional Republicans that U.S. border, rather than bill "a good tool" for law resigned to become President
Jan Brewer one of the toughest he had been hurt politically by stubbornly supporting amnesty, enforcement that "needs to be Barack Obama's homeland
immigration laws in the country; his push for immigration reform we would not be trying to apply used." But his office later security secretary.
Brewer hasn't said what she will and had learned that sealing the quick fixes today," Hayworth clarified that his statements © Copyright 2010 The
do. The turn of events has border should be a top priority. said. didn't amount to an Associated Press. All rights
moved immigration to the In his bid for a fifth term, the McCain argued that he's been endorsement. reserved. This material may not
forefront for voters — and 73-year-old lawmaker has made working for years on securing Discussing the bill Tuesday be published, broadcast,
Hayworth has used the issue as clear that he understands the the border and says he's worked with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly, rewritten or redistributed.
a cudgel against McCain. political reality. directly with Mexican President McCain said he would be "very ARIZ. page 48
On March 27, rancher Rob McCain was on the air this Felipe Calderon on the issue. sorry" if the bill results in racial
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Internal RNC Probe Finds Disarray


(Newsmax - Inside Cover) to a state party. amused. marketing sources every two contract "can be canceled at any
Submitted at 4/22/2010 2:13:56 AM The Washington Times The report also said widespread months." time by written notice to the
obtained a copy of a report on employee abuse of RNC- This is in addition to Mr. other party."
Barely 6 1/2 months before the the investigation -- prepared by provided American Express Bickhart's salary as finance "This contract should be
midterm elections, an internal RNC Treasurer Randy Pullen -- cards prompted a director. Mr. Pullen found that canceled," he added.
investigation by the Republican that he sent to the 28-member recommendation at the end of Mr. Bickhart shows up at RNC Since Mr. Steele's term as
National Committee has RNC Executive Committee last year that the cards be headquarters about three times a national chairman began in
revealed that the organization is before a conference call hastily yanked from all employees and week but exercises little or no January 2009, there has been
beset with questionable financial scheduled for Wednesday officers except for Mr. Steele financial control and gets paid controversy over his fiscal
management and oversight and afternoon by Mr. Steele's office. and his chief administrative well over a half-million dollars, management of the committee.
is spending more money It includes some of the findings. officer, Boyd Rutherford. more than twice the $223,500 in Over Mr. Steele's objection,
courting top-dollar donors than RNC communications director Mr. Pullen's report noted that salary Mr. Steele gets as members have ordered that all
it raises. Doug Heye disputed the although the recommendation chairman. contracts worth more than
The investigation found that the fundraising figures when was first made in December, the "Based on budgeted direct $100,000 be authorized by an
Republican Party's national reached for comment about the cards were not yanked until marketing revenues for 2010," officer or by the whole
governing body is losing money report. He said year-to-date the April 12. The RNC's Mr. Heye, Mr. Pullen said in his report, Executive Committee.
on its major-donors' fundraising RNC has received $2,649,586 however, said that date is Mr. Bickhart's extra Mr. Pullen said he found more
program -- spending $1.09 for from major donors at a cost of inaccurate and that the compensation arrangement "will instances of the RNC's "good
each $1.00 raised, according to $1,832,642, netting the committee started phasing out result in over $270,000 in governance" rule being ignored
RNC members privy to the organization more than credit cards last year. additional compensation to Mr. under Mr. Steele's leadership.
investigation's findings. It $800,000. That was the same day The Bickhart." "The prior contract with
typically costs about 40 cents The report says several RNC Washington Times reported that Mr. Pullen noted that the way eCapitol Direct LLC that called
for every dollar raised from Finance Department employees Mr. Pullen said an RNC check Mr. Bickhart structured his RNC for $37,500 per $9,000,000 had
donors who give more than have been forging Mr. had been "forged" by an RNC contract, it provides the wrong not been approved," Mr. Pullen
$1,000. Bickhart's signature for employee with Mr. Bickhart's incentives, allowing Mr. said. "I also discovered a third
The investigation also found reimbursement for the purchase permission to cover the cost of Bickhart to increase his take contract with GKV LLC that
that the RNC has allowed of clothing, wine and an entertainment tab that turned even as the RNC loses money called for a fundraising
employees to forge Finance entertainment expenses, out to be the sex-club incident. through his efforts. consulting fee of $10,000 a
Director Rob Bickhart's initials including some that were The check was made out to a "This contract does not take into month for the period September
on expense-reimbursement labeled as office supplies. friend of Ms. Myers, who consideration the cost to 2009 through November 2010.
request approvals, according to One such expense was the headed a young major-donors generate the revenue; therefore, This contract had not been
an RNC member who spoke on nearly $2,000 that a Finance fundraising program for the there is no incentive for costs to approved by an officer or the
the condition of anonymity for Department employee named RNC. be minimized as he receives Executive Committee."
fear of retaliation. The RNC's Allison Myers -- since fired -- In his written report on compensation regardless of the © Copyright 2010 The
top elected and appointed received for money spent by a Wednesday, Mr. Pullen said that net cash generated," Mr. Pullen Washington Times, LLC
management have united in friend and non-employee at an Mr. Bickhart's contract as RNC wrote. Five Filters featured article:
defense of the committee's Los Angeles nightclub that finance director calls for his "This contract was not reviewed Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
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SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- strong indications that the GOP adage ... for the Democratic "some of the rhetoric that's
What does President Obama's would prefer to avoid an all-out Party. coming out of the other side of
visit to California this week on confrontation over re-regulating "In this entire year and a half of the aisle" suggested that
behalf of embattled Sen. the financial system, and several cleaning up the mess, it's been Republicans "so far, at least, LIVING
Barbara Boxer have to do with Republican senators are saying tough because the folks very don't seem to acknowledge that continued from page 44
passage of the financial reform that they would like to negotiate responsible for a large portion of we're going to have to make unlawfully drawn to favor a
bill? Far more than you'd with Democrats on this one. this mess decided to stand on some tough decisions and particular political
imagine. Suddenly, it's Democrats -- and, the sidelines," Obama declared. reform the system." party—although that recognition
That Boxer is in any trouble in particular, the often conflict- "It was as if somebody had Note the words "so far, at has not had any practical effect
says much of what you need to averse Obama -- who are driven their car into the ditch least." Democrats clearly see thus far because he has not
know about this year's election. relishing a fight. and then just watched you as financial reform as a winner identified a sufficiently extreme
California has become a This raises what may be the you had to yank it out, and either way. With Republican district to be unlawful. Stevens’
Democratic bastion and Boxer essential question for the asked you, 'Why didn't you do it cooperation, they have a bill. successor could reject such a
has been a liberal institution campaign: Can Democrats faster -- and why do I have that With Republican obstruction, claim outright, and close the
who never before faced a finally put the Republicans on scratch on the fender?' And you they have an election issue. For door to such a possibility. But
serious re-election challenge. the defensive? want to say, why don't you put once, Democrats are negotiating generally speaking, it is very
Now she is seen as sufficiently Obama is betting that they can. your shoulder up against that car from strength. unlikely that a Democratic
vulnerable that Obama will His speech at a fundraiser for and help to push? That's what No one doubts the Democrats appointee would move the Court
come to the state for another Boxer in Los Angeles on we need, is some help." are in a deep electoral hole. But to the right on voting rights
fundraiser for her next month. Monday offered a template for a In one paragraph, Obama did Obama has now joined the battle issues.
The threat to Boxer is grim new Happy Warrior president. what many of the dispirited in with a strategy to transform the Preemption is the principle that
news for Democrats. After a year in which he his party have long been urging election from a referendum on federal law trumps state law. It
Is this sense of the election repeatedly and almost him to do: He linked the his own party into a contest with is grounded in the Supremacy
about to be overtaken? That's apologetically insisted that he economic mess to past a Republican Party the public Clause of Article VI of the
where financial reform comes was -- really, really -- trying as Republican policies -- much as doesn't much like, either. Constitution, which provides
in. If health care legislation had hard as he could to work with Ronald Reagan blamed the Boxer's fate, but also the fate of that “[t]he Constitution, and the
to fight uphill against a public Republicans, he turned the beat economic downturn of the early a lot of other Democrats, hangs Laws of the United States . . .
mood that is skeptical of around and asked why 1980s on Democrats and liberals on its success. and all Treaties . . . shall be the
government's capacities, the Republicans weren't willing to -- and turned the tables on E.J. Dionne's e-mail address is supreme Law of the Land.”
financial reform bill Democrats work with him. bipartisanship by asserting that ejdionne(at)washpost.com. (c) Although formally a
are pushing has the advantage of He used his praise of Boxer -- it is Republicans who are 2010, Washington Post Writers constitutional issue, preemption
flowing with a public view "she wants to cooperate with blocking concord. Group questions most often involve the
devoutly critical of Wall Street, folks on the other side of the And then he connected this For more TNR, become a fan construction of a federal statute
bankers and all their works. aisle where she can, but she's argument to the struggle over on Facebook and follow us on (or sometimes a regulation) to
And for the first time in willing to fight where she has financial reform, aimed at Twitter. determine whether it precludes a
Obama's presidency, to" -- as a pivot to what he changing "a situation where state (or local) law. The Court’s
preemption decisions have not
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might shore up Ahmadinejad’s Consider an Iran war game with the U.S. “massively” the Iranians and buy a few pointed in a consistent direction
grip on power, in a rally-round- conducted in December by the reinforcing its forces in the years’ time—time in which a and have tended to turn on their
the-flag effect. The potential Brookings Institution which region and the prospect of a more moderate government particular context. Two
effects on the oil market and a imagined a unilateral Israeli substantial conventional war might assume power, or in significant recent decisions have
recovering world economy are attack on Iran. Things got nasty between the U.S. and Iran. which the West might convince ruled against preemption claims,
hard to predict. fast. Iran unleashed a slew of That may be a nearly worst- Iran and other watchful nuclear however, and Justice Stevens
Awful as those consequences attacks against Israel, including case scenario, and it is possible aspirants that the benefits of authored the majority opinion in
may be, there’s plenty of reason launching ballistic missiles at that the U.S. could avoid going nuclear are outweighed by both. One was decided six to
to think that an Israeli attack Israel’s air bases and its Dimona clashing with Iran in the wake the diplomatic (and military) three, but only five members of
would have a similarly negative nuclear facility. Hezbollah and of an Israeli strike. (Tehran punishment it entails. That the Court joined Justice
effect on American interests. Hamas began new rocket might tread more carefully than would be a massive gamble, Stevens’ opinion. Wyeth v.
The U.S. can always deny a role campaigns, drawing Israel back imagined in this war game, however. And everyone knows Levine(2009). The other was
in or even knowledge of an into Lebanon. And Iran began a understanding that a fight with how America’s last big gamble five-to-four. Altria Group v.
Israeli attack. But Iran’s leaders campaign of international Israel alone would bring more in the region turned out. Good(2008). Preemption is thus
are almost sure to assume the terrorism in Europe designed to international support and less But if Barack Obama really an important area of the law that
nefarious American-Zionist undermine western support for military risk.) At a minimum, believes that an Iranian bomb is could shift with Justice Stevens’
machine at work anyway. Israel. The game’s American however, since we can’t just unacceptable, and that only departure towards finding
Moreover, the Council on team hoped to stay on the walk away from the Middle bombs can prevent it, then he greater federal preemption and
Foreign Relations’ Steven sidelines. But because Iran East—our stake in Iraq’s future, needs to face the grim truth that thus reduced state authority. The
Simon wrote in November, understood this, Tehran alliance with Israel, and this is a burden for America to principal consequence would be
“[R]egardless of perceptions of overreached, launching attacks dependence on Gulf oil, among shoulder—and resist the to allow fewer state tort suits to
U.S. complicity in the attack, on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, other things, simply won’t allow temptation to let someone else proceed.
the United States would whom Iran’s leaders perceived us —any new problems there handle the grim job for us. Substantive Criminal Law
probably become embroiled as having supported the strike. will be our problems as well. Michael Crowley is a senior involves determining whether
militarily in any Iranian (The game’s Israeli jets had None of this means that editor of The New Republic. particular conduct is a crime
retaliation against Israel or other crossed Saudi airspace.) When America should attack Iran. under any of many dozens of
countries in the region.” Iran began to mine the Strait of After all, virtually no one thinks different criminal statutes. The
Unintended consequences Hormuz, a key choke point for that even an American strike can Court’s cases are too varied to
might also drag America into a the global oil trade, it crossed a end Tehran’s nuclear program. LIVING page 50
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laundering statute means five-to-four majorities. likely to vote in their favor. Communications Intl (Q), The cost of insuring Greek debt
“profits” in some cases, but not Pleading Standards are the rules In sum, in statutory cases, Housing U.S. stock market against default also rose. The
all). His successor could move governing the amount of detail Justice Stevens’ retirement is futures fell Thursday on euro also fell following the
the Court to the left in such a that must be included in a most likely to have an effect on renewed concerns over Greece's news.
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Best “green” cleaners, paper products for your family


Artemis Dibenedetto environmentally unfriendly Dishwashing liquids: Go green? Green update Recycled TP synthetic pesticides or
(Consumer Reports) phosphates, which boost algae Yes brands we’ve tested haven’t fertilizers. Organic cotton is an
Submitted at 4/22/2010 1:59:59 AM growth in fresh water, Green update In our latest tests proven as soft or durable as especially green choice because
threatening fish and plants. But of dish detergents with eco- conventional TP. But they broke regular cotton is one of the most
Best “green” cleaners, paper greener, phosphate-free options friendly claims, most did a very down easily in our pesticide-intensive crops.•
products for your family held their own in our latest test. good job cutting grease and disintegration tests—that’s good Check processing
This Earth Day, you may want More than three brands scored removing food. One by Ecover news if your home’s plumbing methods"Organic" textiles can
to turn over a new leaf and opt very well and cost less than a was excellent overall and costs system is sensitive. And some be processed with chemicals
for “green” products—not just few conventional cleaners. less than the top-performing brands can save you money. like formaldehyde or synthetic
for your kids and family, but for Smart Picks Biokleen With conventional dishwashing Smart Pick If you’d like to give dyes. The "Oeko-Tex Standard
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C o n s u m e r R e p o r t s , w e ’ v e Maybe Maybe brands were trounced by big may be natural, but turning
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Earth Day 2010: How to drive green every day Daily


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Compromising with Facebook


(Scripting News) never used Feedburner to host compromise? Let me implement have? I'm willing to do a little
Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:50:46 AM my RSS feeds. They were my own Like feature and have it extra work to keep the web
offering a benefit, but I didn't connect up to Facebook through independent of any one
I love flow, so there's a want to cede all that power to a feed. And let it connect up to company.
temptation to put a Facebook them or trust them not to sell out Facebook's competitors just as
"Like" button on every Scripting to a big company that I don't easily. I'm sure the smart guys at
News story, but I'm resisting the trust. Or (as with Facebook and don't trust. Facebook could figure out how
temptation for the same reason I Google) be a company that I So perhaps there's a to do this, perhaps they already
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DAILY
continued from page 53

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50PK750 50 inch Plasma For general buying advice for Filed under: Bruins, Sabres The
HDTV (1080p, THX Certified, Neither Consumer Reports nor many of the products on sale setting, appropriately enough for
Netflix Streaming, 1-inch thin!) The Consumerist receive above, check out our free the head-scratching transaction,
$1099.99 anything in exchange for Buying Guides. Subscribe now! was Fenway Park on New
• SuperBiiz.com: Dell Vostro featuring these deals; the posts S u b s c r i b e t o Year's Day. The Bruins and
1320 Intel Core 2 Duo T6670 are intended to be purely ConsumerReports.org for expert Flyers had wrapped up the NHL
2.2GHz 13.3in Laptop informational. These deals are Ratings, buying advice and Winter Classic about 90 minutes
(3GB/250GB/Win7 Pro) often fleeting, with prices reliability on hundreds of earlier, and then the United
$469.99 changing or products becoming products. Update your feed States Olympic Hockey team
unavailable as the day preferences was introduced. The hockey
Entertainment progresses. writers in the Fenway press box
• Walmart.com: Wii + Wii These posts are not an were, to put it mildly, a little
Sports + Mario Kart w/ Wheel endorsement of the featured dazed -- as if we just sat through confusing.
$199 products or the Web sites that a 20-inning baseball game.
That's when it got really MIROSLAV page 55
• Amazon: DJ Hero Renegade sell them—though some of the

The Pickup Artist: Gettin' Wiggy With It


Paul Bourdett (FanHouse baffling. He's an everyday Make the move already. committed to Branyan as their
Main) player, he eligible at second, and Russell Branyan(1B, CLE) - everyday first baseman. He'll
Submitted at 4/21/2010 5:00:00 PM he's 9-for-28 with five homers, 10% play about four games a week in
11 RBI and eight runs scored Power-starved owners, take the field to start, and will DH in
Filed under: MLB Sleepers, over his last eight. Do people notice. After spending the first the others, making a repeat of
MLB Waiver Wire Need help think he's a fluke? He's hit no few weeks of the season on the last season's 31 HR a real
navigating the waiver wire each lower than .275 in each of the DL (back), Branyan quietly possibility. Just don't expect a
week? Let the Pickup Artist be last four seasons with at least 22 returned to go 1-for-3 against batting average north of .250;
your guide. HR and 58 RBI in three of the the Twins Tuesday night. he's a career .234 hitter with a
Infielders last four ... as a part-timer. Brian There's legitimate concern he .210 mark against southpaws.
Ty Wigginton(1B/2B/3B, BAL) Roberts isn't due back anytime Orioles will find a way to get might not make it through the
- 29% soon and even when he does Wiggy's bat into the lineup. entire season healthy, but for the
Wigginton's availability is come back, you can be sure the time being, the Indians are
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MIROSLAV
Capital Gains in Net as continued from page 54

"Hey, didja hear this?" said one The Miro Satan who had spent
Washington Takes Boston scribe to no one in
particular. "The Bruins are
the last six months skating at the
Islanders' practice facility near
signing Satan." his home on Long Island,
Game 4 Yeah, right. Miroslav Satan.
The 35-year-old former big-time
sometimes shooting on
rehabilitating goaltender Rick
A.J. Perez (FanHouse Main) goal scorer who seemed to have DiPietro, often skating all by
Submitted at 4/21/2010 6:00:00 PM lost his fastball a few years ago? himself?
The Miro Satan who Pittsburgh Bruins lead series, 3-1
Filed under: Canadiens, signed a year ago, maybe to play Bruins 3, Sabres 2 (2OT):
Capitals, Eastern, NHL Playoffs with Crosby, and instead spent a Recap| Box Score| Series Page
Montreal Canadiens coach portion of the season playing for
Jacques Martin tapped Carey the Wilkes Barre/Scranton
Price, a move that had both Penguins of the American
goalies who began the series in Hockey League? (He ended the
net on the bench at Bell Centre year holding the Stanley Cup
Wednesday night. the final eight minutes of over his head).
The back-up plan worked for regulation.
only one squad. The Capitals allowed 21 shots
Semyon Varlamov's 20 saves in
a harried second period allowed
in the second period, tying the
mark for the most in the
How to (really) turn off Mac screen?
the Washington Capitals to pull playoffs in franchise history. (Scripting News) wakes up, on its own. When it
away in the third for a 6-3 The lone goal allowed came off Submitted at 4/22/2010 6:44:25 AM wakes up, the monitor turns on,
victory and a 3-1 lead in the the stick of Brian Gionta on the full brightness.
series. Meanwhile, Price was power play. Pretty sure there's no way to I've tried running the
stung for two third-period goals, Capitals Lead Series, 3-1 really turn off the Mac screen. Brightness Control app. The
and his frustration boiled over as Capitals 6, Canadiens 3: Recap| I now live in a small one- computer ignores the fact that
he was whistled for two Box Score| Series Page bedroom apartment. My desk, the monitor is turned down.
unsportsmanlike penalties over and main computer, are in the When it wakes up it turns the
bedroom. So the fact that the monitor up to full brightness.
computer turns the screen back I did a search and read various
on at apparently random times is threads with comments from
not only a waste of energy, it's a Mac users with the same
wake-up call. might be one of them that is p r o b l e m .
I have the Energy Saver asking for the screen to be re-lit, In the old days the monitor had
preference set to turn the screen but it makes no difference. an on-off switch. When you
off after 15 minutes of no use. Okay, so I thought -- let's just turned it off, it stayed off until
That does happen, but the screen put the computer to sleep using you turned it back on.
just comes back on. I've tried the Sleep command in the Apple So when people say Macs "just
quitting all the apps, thinking it menu. It doesn't help. It just work" -- you gotta wonder.
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NYT: PS3 to stream live


Major League Baseball
games
Justin McElroy (Joystiq) run you between $100 and $120
Sega to reveal Natal, Move projects Submitted at 4/22/2010 7:45:00 AM annually, or $20 to $25 per
month, depending on the
at E3 suited for 'PS2 type' audience According to a report in the
New York Times, Sony will
features. Count on more details
when the official announcement
Griffin McElroy (Joystiq) president Mike Hayes explained IP he's referring to is the already announce today that PS3 users drops. Sony has been
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:45:00 AM that the company's Natal and motion-infused Sega Super will gain access to live streams considering new subscription
Move plans would be revealed Stars(pictured above) -- in our of Major League Baseball services for PSN since the end
Last September, Sega promised at E3 2010. heart of hearts, though, we're games. By week's end the of last year.
to clue the world into its plans Though we haven't heard much secretly hoping for a motion- c o n s o l e w i l l e n a b l e [Thanks, Ryan G.]
f o r P r o j e c t N a t a l a n d about Sega's feelings on the controlled Ecco the Dolphin: subscriptions to the MLB.TV NYT: PS3 to stream live Major
PlayStation Move in early 2010. upcoming wave of new motion Defender of the Future. service, which provides access League Baseball games
Actually, back then, we were control technology, Hayes Sega to reveal Natal, Move to out-of-market contests, but originally appeared on Joystiq
still calling it the PlayStation explained the company is projects at E3 suited for 'PS2 not local games or others that on Thu, 22 Apr 2010 07:45:00
Motion Controller. Oh, so excited about "the fact that t y p e ' a u d i e n c e o r i g i n a l l y are broadcast on TV. EST. Please see our terms for
young and naive! Now that we Move and Natal will bring in appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 22 The NYT doesn't have the use of feeds.
and Sega are both a few months more of what I'd call the PS2 Apr 2010 09:45:00 EST. Please scoop on pricing, but a web Read| Permalink| Email this|
older and wiser, the latter's plans type of consumer for those see our terms for use of feeds. subscription to the service will Comments
have been pushed back a bit -- platforms, which then suits very Read| Permalink| Email this|
in a recent interview with much the IP that Sega has." Comments
IndustryGamers, Sega West We've hypothesized that the PS2
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To Facebook
the answer
must be no
(Scripting News)
Submitted at 4/21/2010 5:11:39 PM

I am very familiar with the


Friendfeed API, so when I saw

ESRB: Joe Danger Retailer listing points to the presentation today by Bret
Taylor, who is now one of the

popping wheelies on the 'James Bond: Bloodstone'


leading guys at Facebook, it felt
very familiar. They design clean
and simple APIs. This one is no

PC as title of Bizarre's Bond exception.


I would be playing with it right
Justin McElroy (Joystiq) Wii. now except for two things:
David Hinkle (Joystiq) fun), but the ESRB listing With the next Bond film
Submitted at 4/22/2010 9:12:00 AM 1. My programming
Submitted at 4/22/2010 3:00:00 AM makes no mention of an Xbox currently on hold, it's up to environment doesn't have a
360 release. We've reached out According to a Gamespot Activision to keep the spy in JSON serializer or deserializer. I
Hello Games always planned to to Hello Games for clarification report, a retailer website slip-up active duty. But just how much could write one, but I'm not
release Joe Danger on all digital on which platforms Joe will may have outed "James Bond: blood can you squeeze from a going to, at least not this week.
distribution channels (Xbox light up with that million dollar Bloodstone" as the title for the stone cold killer? And next week we'll be looking
360, PSN and PC) but, as of smile of his. We'll keep you long-awaited " racing and Retailer listing points to 'James at something else. I wish they
right now, the game is only posted. driving focused" 007 game from Bond: Bloodstone' as title of had provided an XML
confirmed for release on PSN. ESRB: Joe Danger popping Bizarre Creations. HMV Bizarre's Bond originally serialization for their data, if
However, according to an ESRB wheelies on the PC originally reportedly posted a listing for a appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 22 they had, I would have spent the
certification, the time for Joe to appeared on Joystiq on Thu, 22 game with that title (though it's Apr 2010 09:12:00 EST. Please rest of the week poking around
shine on the PC could be nigh -- Apr 2010 03:00:00 EST. Please nowhere to be found now) in the see our terms for use of feeds. so I could provide details here
a move we endorse entirely. see our terms for use of feeds. "driving and racing" category. It Read| Permalink| Email this| on Scripting News. Would have
Based on our time with the title Read| Permalink| Email this| was also tagged for release on Comments been an interesting report.
back at GDC, we think the game Comments Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and 2. They are part of the push to
should be on every platform reinvent OAuth. They say it's
imaginable (y'know, because it's simpler, but nothing could be
simpler than the previous
version, which I have already
implemented.
This is the problem with
corporate platforms and the
standard bodies that help them

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achieve their goals. They throw this story. In 1997, I had a company and we just can't go
out our investment with idea phone talk with Bill G, about the there. That's about all I have to
they're making things easier. subject that Mark Z addressed in say right now. Probably will
They're smart people so I think today's presentation. Bill had have more to say later.
they must know they're not realized that the big thing PS: The OPML Editor is a
actually doing that. The missing from the web was an distro of Frontier, which has
developer base gets winnowed, idea of identity. He wanted my been GPL'd for 5 years. I think
which must be what they help to figure this out and then it sucks that it has no JSON
actually want. make a presentation to the support. But it works for me,
Anyway, once you get past the industry, but only after we did a there's no other environment
political stuff, Bret and his guys lot of thinking. I remember that's even remotely as rich, so
implement a nice API. And meeting with one of his I'm not switching. If you want to
Zuckerberg -- what a character! lieutennants in New Orleans avoid missed opportunities like
I had never seen him speak later that year, but nothing came this in the future, get on board,
before today. He's honest, open, of the proposed collaboration, fill in the gaps. We need JSON
bares his soul in amazing ways. probably because I didn't have support, one of many things that
He's like a young Bill Gates,
who I knew when he was
any ideas about how to get
everyone to line up behind
are needed. If you can make it
happen, you will be an official
Simple Peas and Onions
"Zuck's" age -- but without the Microsoft (mostly because I good person. (Simply Recipes) peas from your mouth into your
guile. He lays it all out there. didn't think it was a good idea). PPS: According to Abraham Submitted at 4/21/2010 6:25:26 PM hand (or as dad would say, "one
Watching his presentation I was So now we know what Vegh the Twitter API will of your grubby little paws"),
struck with an idea. Ballmer and Zuckerberg's megalomania is, shortly be JSON-only. I didn't I wasn't always a lover of peas. slyly open the drawer, and place
Ozzie should find a way to get and he's brilliant, and hired the know that. Well, that'll be the When I was a kid, on the days the peas in the drawer. Yes!
Zuck to buy Microsoft and they right guys (the FF team) to end of my code working with peas were being served for Mission accomplished! "See
should reboot the company with make it happen. But think about their code. Even if we had JSON dinner, my siblings and I would mom and dad, I finished my
Zuck as the leader. I know FB the role he's cast himself in for a support in Frontier, I am under jockey for a particular seat at the peas!" I think they finally
would never go for it, why minute. Facebook is to be the no circumstances going to re- dining room table. This spot had c a u g h t o n o n e d a y w h e n
should they, but what an identity system for the web. A code all my glue code. What a a secret drawer in the table. cleaning the table they came
interesting chemistry company? That just can't work. I freaking waste of time that (Well maybe not so secret, but across some shriveled up old
experiment that would be. Could can't believe he doesn't know would be. good enough to not catch the peas, but the ruse was good
Microsoft reboot with a BG that. Even Bill Gates didn't have notice of our unsuspecting while it lasted.
workalike at the helm? It would the audacity to propose that! parents.) The trick was to take a Continue reading "Simple Peas
make for a fascinating science I'm sure their software will spoonful of peas, cover your and Onions" »
fiction story. But I digress. scale. It certainly is well- mouth as if you were wiping
The actual Bill Gates figures in designed. But Facebook is a something away, extricate the
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Study of Vets Finds Ecstasy an


Effective Treatment For PTSD
Jeremy Hsu (Popular Science for Psychedelic Studies medication. Still, the patients
- New Technology, Science (MAPS), which launched in required lower amounts of the
News, The Future Now) 2004. psychoactive drugs compared to
Submitted at 4/21/2010 3:31:23 PM Of 21 patients, 13 took ecstasy before their treatment.
A combination of the party a n d t h e n t a l k e d w i t h Physicians and scientists have
drug and talking with therapists psychiatrists about their wartime long struggled with pinpointing
allowed a majority of war vets traumas. They saw huge drops the causes of PTSD among
to overcome their PTSD to a in PTSD symptoms compared to individual warfighters, as well
great extent the eight-person placebo group. as diagnosing and treating the
War veterans suffering from Seven out of the eight in the condition. We imagine the
post-traumatic stress disorder placebo group also eventually recent successes of using
have found unexpected relief c h o s e t o r e c e i v e e c s t a s y ecstasy therapeutically might
from the banned drug MDMA, f o l l o w i n g t h e s t u d y .
known more commonly as After three and a half years, 13
cause the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs to rethink its SETI Releases Its Collected Data
ecstasy. The psychedelic drug out of 16 patients who kept in
typically associated with hard- touch still appeared free of the
prior five rejections of proposals
from MAPS to work together.
to the Public, Wants Open-Source
partying clubbers appears to c r i t e r i a f o r P T S D . O n e
cure PTSD entirely in some psychiatrist who worked with a
The blog of American Veteran
Magazine adds a helpful note
Search for Whatever's Out There
cases, Scientific American Veterans Affairs Medical Center that war vets should not take Clay Dillow (Popular Science - source contribution to the
reports. told Scientific American that ecstasy on their own, given that New Technology, Science search.
The findings were presented at should definitely try ecstasy as a News, The Future Now) Tarter says:
it remains illegal -- the MAPS
a conference held in San Jose therapeutic tool, if it were not study was conducted under Submitted at 4/21/2010 4:39:21 PM In the future, we hope that a
last month, titled "Psychedelic illegal. psychiatrist supervision and Your chance to spot 50 years' global army of open-source
Science in the 21st Century," This wasn't a complete victory with FDA approval. worth of sneakily concealed code developers, students and
and have psychiatrists excited over PTSD -- two patients [via Scientific American] aliens other experts in digital signal
over the unprecedented results. suffered clear relapses, and Over the past decade, those processing, as well as citizen
They came out of a study several of the other patients who wished to contribute to scientists willing to lend their
sponsored by t h e remained on antidepressants or SETI's mission of locating life intelligence to our exploration,
Multidisciplinary Association s i m i l a r p s y c h o a c t i v e elsewhere in the universe could will have access to the same
l e a v e t h e i r c o m p u t e r s o n technology and join our quest.
running a special screensaver SETI's data, compiled from 25
a n d d o n a t e t h e i r u n u s e d years of scanning the skies with
computing power to the cause. a d v a n c e d a s t r o n o m i c a l
Now, SETI director Jill Tarter is t e l e s c o p e s , w i l l b e m a d e
asking people around the globe available on a special SETI
to get more involved in the website this summer, at which
Search for Extraterrestrial point users can take whatever
Intelligence by opening up data sets they wish and comb
SETI's servers to the public
calling for a worldwide, open SETI page 60
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through them looking for be bad for an organization that


patterns or noise that SETI's has a lot of universe to cover. In
algorithms may have Tarter's words, "all of the SETI
overlooked. The site is currently searching over the past 50 years
configured for those with some is equivalent to examining one 8
kind of background in signal -ounce glass of water from the
processing and the like, but Earth's oceans." Maybe this
SETI is working to make it change in policy will tip the
more accessible to users of all scales ever so slightly in our
backgrounds and ages. favor.
Whether or not this shift [ CNN]
represents frustration within
SETI or simply a change in
tactics befitting of the time, it
vastly increases the raw
brainpower that the organization
has at its disposal, and that can't

Gold Nano-Bombs Deliver Bacteria-


Killing Therapy Directly to Acne
Jeremy Hsu (Popular Science oil and human breast milk. microenvironment of the
- New Technology, Science Bioengineers at the University bacterial membranes, and allow
News, The Future Now) of California-San Diego the lauric acid to do their dirty
Submitted at 4/21/2010 4:14:59 PM packaged the lauric acid inside work and help clear up acne.
Nanotechnology's bright future of artificial microscopic sacs to Such nanoparticles have also
has finally come up with a become bacteria-busting nano- helped other researchers aim
possible treatment for the bombs. their lasers at brain parasites
dreaded pimples of our teen Gold nanoparticles studding the responsible for "crazy cat lady"
years. That has arrived in the outside of the nano-bombs syndrome. But we hope that
form of gold nano-bombs which prevent the sacs from fusing researchers are keeping an eye
deliver a lethal dose of lauric together, and also help them act out for any potential safety
acid to skin-dwelling bacteria as smart bombs to track down issues with applying gold
responsible for that unsightly bacteria based on the skin's pH nanoparticles to human faces.
acne, according to UPI. level and other [via UPI]
Lauric acid can convert into a microenvironment factors.
compound which essentially The nano-bomb liposomes shed
destroys the outer lipid walls of their gold nanoparticles once
bacteria, and is found in coconut they reach the acidic
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NASA Reveals Solar Dynamics Observatory's


First Fiery Images
Clay Dillow (Popular Science - of massive explosions one might HD video camera and carries
New Technology, Science expect from a giant, churning four telescopes as well as
News, The Future Now) ball of cosmic gas. instruments for measuring
Submitted at 4/21/2010 2:23:34 PM Click to launch the photo magnetic motions on the surface
More than three months after gallery and ultraviolet energy output.
being hurled into orbit, NASA's SDO launched in February to Science aside, NASA
Solar Dynamics Observatory is help researchers on the ground researchers must be pretty
snapping some breathtaking gain a better understanding of pleased with what SDO is
images of the Sun, the first of how processes taking place on sending back thus far if only
which NASA released this the sun affect life on Earth. from an aesthetic standpoint.
afternoon. The mission NASA and its international [ NASA]
designers have to be happy with partners hope that in time SDO current means allow. SDO
them: the pics capture huge provides a wealth of solar data views the sun with a resolution
looping prominences lashing out that will help them predict solar ten times greater than that of an
from the surface and the kinds weather more accurately than
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How to Buy the Best Organic Foods


(Cooking Light: Editor's Picks) environmental effects of in season, and provide a living
chemical fertilizers and wage to workers. Also, some
Randy Mayor pesticides, which can spread far farmers may follow organic
Click to Enlarge from the fields where they are principles yet forgo USDA
Americans spent close to $28 a p p l i e d . c e r t i f i c a t i o n .
billion in 2008 on organic Today organic farmers advocate That’s one reason why you
edibles, up from $1 billion in m a i n t a i n i n g a s u s t a i n a b l e sometimes find uncertified
1990, according to The Organic environment by using natural organic goods at your local
T r a d e principles to maximize crop and grocery or farmers’ market.
Association. And organic foods l i v e s t o c k Nutrition and health
remain an area of growth even yield instead of turning to Farmers, food producers, and
with the rising cost of grocery artificial and chemical methods. scientists debate whether
items and tougher economic • USDA certification: In 2002, organically grown and produced
times. If t h e U . S . D e p a r t m e n t o f fruits, vegetables, meats, and
you’re fueling these double-digit A g r i c u l t u r e i m p l e m e n t e d milks are
sales, you likely already have uniform standards for American more nutritious than
your reasons for buying organic. o r g a n i c f a r m e r s a n d conventional ones.
Even so, recent changes m a n u f a c t u r e r s . The Organic Center (TOC), a
to America’s food buying Organic foods must be grown or nonprofit research organization
habitsthe rise of the local-food produced without chemical in Foster, Rhode Island, recently
movement, increased awareness pesticides or fertilizers, and, in issued a review of 97 studies
about foods’ carbon footprint livestock, without the use of on the subject to draw the
( t h e antibiotics or growth hormones. conclusion that organic foods,
amount of greenhouse gasses O r g a n i c f o o d s c a n n o t b e on average, offer a 25 percent
released when producing and genetically modified, irradiated, higher nutrient level over
transporting goods)may leave or cloned. Further guidelines scale operations that manage many issues that have emerged c o n v e n t i o n a l
you wondering where organic g o v e r n t h o u s a n d s as consumers have become ones. The premium may be an
f o o d s f i t specific foods. For instance, of acres. As farming has grown, more knowledgeable. Today extra measure of a nutrient like
i n t o a b e t t e r - f o r - t h e - organic chickens must be raised so have market share, crop o r g a n i c vitamin C or higher levels of
environment equation. If you’re with outdoor access. yields, and distribution food may be locally grown or it compounds like antioxidants,
not an organic shopper, perhaps • Growing market: In 1990, the channels. Organic-themed may be grown in a foreign which are
you have questions about United States had less than 1 g r o c e r y s t o r e s , country and shipped to the produced by plants to act as
w h e t h e r o r million acres of organic such as Whole Foods, have United States, resulting in a natural pesticides. The TOC is a
not these products are worth farmland. By 2002, that number expanded around the country, l a r g e r pro-organic organization, so it’s
their premium price tag. Here had doubled, and it doubled and even mainstream food carbon footprint. Or it may be not surprising they found
you’ll learn the lowdown. again in 2005, the most recent purveyors, such as Safeway and produced under less-than-ideal a nutritional edge. However,
Organic basics year for which USDA data is W a l - M a r t , h a v e conditions for livestock or their review is complemented by
• H i s t o r y : T h e o r g a n i c available. As organic farming developed organic brands. laborers. In response, some emerging research from
m o v e m e n t , w h i c h g a i n e d has spread, it has adopted some Organic food can now be found f a r m e r s independent scientists. For
momentum in the 1960s and of the in every corner of the grocery are shifting to what is called example, University
1970s, was a reaction to p r i n c i p l e s t h a t g u i d e store. “beyond organic” to practice of California at Davis
growing awareness about the conventional farming. Today • Growing complexity: Organic sustainable farming, build a
certification does not cover local clientele for foods raised HOW page 63
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researchers have found higher s w e e t s I called it. After the shit he said UFC, he should have to fight me got to look at the coaches, go
levels of nutrients in organic and snack foods don’t warrant a on the show I really wanted to to get back in. If he wants to watch some classes, see how
tomatoes, kiwifruit, corn, and nutritional halo just because [fight]. I still really want to fight in the UFC he has to get people treat each other and how
s t r a w b e r r i e s they’re organic. In excess, fat, knock him out. It is what it is. past me first. Just call me and let the coaches treat the students.
grown side-by-side with sugar, and calories can have He ran his mouth and now I get me take care of it. Pay attention to the details.
conventional versions. adverse health effects, whether to say 'I told you so' to Dana. I A lot of people are interested What's your diet like right now?
Because this research is or not the food that contains told him that he wouldn't fight now in getting into MMA, but I eat a balanced diet. I actually
preliminary, most -major public them is organic. me and that he was just going to it's such a mixed medium that it have a guy who cooks for me at
health organizations like the Five Filters featured article: use this to get on TV. can be hard to find a starting home. It's 40/30/30 — so 40%
American Dietetic Association Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: Do you still hope to fight him point. What's your advice for carbs, 30% protein and 30% fat.
a n d t h e PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, one day? starting up? It's healthy. It's clean. It's real
Mayo Clinic hold that an Term Extraction. I don't care. Honestly. I mean You can actually find a lot of simple. When I'm training at
organic label is not an assurance I've already knocked him out gyms that do teach mixed home I have five meals for the
that a food is nutritionally twice. All I want though is, if he martial arts. But it's just like CHUCK page 64
superior. What’s more, organic decides to come back to the with any martial art — you've

Chuck Liddell
(Mensfitness.com) time in New York promoting for harder, but I've been in shape
Submitted at 4/21/2010 11:00:00 PM UFC and now helping Reebok for a while so now we're picking
demo their latest shoe. Do you it up. I had to switch to
The Iceman on his diet, reality like spending time in the city? southpaw though, because he's a
TV, and upcoming fight I love it. I always have a good southpaw.
by Dean Stattmann time out here. My grandpa is You were supposed to fight
| Print Page| Email to Friend from Brooklyn and my grandma Tito Ortiz, but now obviously
From appearing in TV shows is from Syracuse so I used to that's not happening. Have you
and movies to taking on some of come down here quite a bit. had to adapt your training for
the toughest badasses in the You're coaching a team on this the new card?
UFC, there's not much that season of Spike's hit show The There's not much of a
legendary fighter Chuck Liddell Ultimate Fighter. Are you guys difference other than the fact
can't handle. It's no wonder still filming? that he's a southpaw. I've got to
tickets for his upcoming UFC No, it's all done except for the get ready because he's good
115 event with Rich Franklin finale. It was cool. I'm not a big everywhere. He's decent at
sold out in a record-setting 30 fan of reality shows but I liked have to learn your own details to what you're doing. I used to everything. But he's not really a
minutes after going on sale. working with the guys. It taught before you can teach them. And have that problem with a couple big threat to take me down, so if
Fortunately, Men's Fitness was me a lot about teaching. We're especially at this level, with of moves I used to do, so it's a it goes to the ground it's because
able to catch up with The working with guys that are these types of guys, that's what good learning process, for them I decided it should. But he is a
Iceman recently at the Reebok already pretty good at what they you need to teach them. They and for me. much better striker than Tito.
Sports Club in New York City do, so if they don't understand know most of the basic moves, You're getting ready to fight A lot of people are upset that
to get his thoughts on The what to do then I'm not teaching but you need to teach them the Rich Franklin in UFC 115. you won't be fighting Tito. How
Ultimate Fighter, UFC 115 and them right. It also taught me a details. The details are what What are you doing to prepare? do you feel?
his best moment in the Octagon. lot about what I do. It reminds make a difference. To teach the It's everything. My training is
You've been spending a lot of you of the way you fight. You CHUCK page 63
details you have to pay attention ramping up, getting harder and
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day that I just heat up. It's all best moment inside the Octagon.
Faith-free drama in Afghanistan
tmatt (GetReligion)
planned and that's what I eat. Chuck Liddell takes on Rich
There are enough calories in Franklin in UFC 115 on June Submitted at 4/21/2010 1:26:55 PM

there for me for the day, and 12, 2010, at General Motors
each week as my weight goes up Place in Vancouver, British At the end of the Time cover
and down we'll add or lose Columbia, Canada. Related story about efforts to reopen the
calories. articles: Pir Mohammed School in
Lastly, what is your best The MMA Workout Senjaray, Afghanistan, the
memory from inside the Lyoto Machida: MMA's commander of the 120 U.S.
Octagon? Dragon soldiers located there gets
You know, it's hard to say. I've Photo Gallery of MMA Fighter caught up in an all-to-common
had a lot of good ones and I've Gina Carano in Action tragedy.
had a lot of bad ones. Any time [on Facebook, Digg, Reddit and As an American convey passed
I've lost has been devastating to more] through the town, a civilian bus
me, but the best would probably Five Filters featured article: raced up behind it. The soldiers,
have to be when I beat Randy Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: fearing an ambush, repeatedly
for the first time. I had already PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS, signaled for the bus to slow
lost to him and I came back with Term Extraction. down or stop — using hand
a first round knockout for the signals and flares. Under revised
title. It was the biggest Pay Per rules of engagement, the U.S.
View that the UFC had had at forces fired no warning shots.
the time by far and it was just a The bus continued to rush
big day for me. That was my toward them.
The soldiers opened fire, killing
five civilians and wounding 18
more.
The troops treated and
evacuated the wounded. Then
Captain Jeremiah Ellis, leader of
Dog Company of the 1st
Battalion, 12th Infantry
Regiment of the 4th Infantry
Division, guided a patrol into
the tense, hostile local bazaar to
meet with the village elders. my Soldiers will put themselves nothing ever will.’ ”
Later, he sent an email to Joe into harm’s way before This is the only direct reference
Klein of Time about those endangering your lives, because to religion in this entire piece,
meetings that ended like this: that is our responsibility as which is a gripping account of
“I explained the following. … Soldiers … to keep the fight the challenges facing Americans
The thing that pains me the most away from your businesses and as they try to earn the trust of
is that the people killed were your homes.’ I covered my heart the locals in a region that is at
innocent people that were and said, ‘I wish to God that I the heart of U.S. military and
caught in a dangerous situation. could undo the things that
happened this morning, but FAITH-FREE page 67
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A market for Tebow


Sarah Pulliam Bailey mechanics, as if any quarterback paragraph—and no mention of
(GetReligion) leaves college without further the Focus on the Family
Submitted at 4/21/2010 5:00:08 PM need of instruction? advertisement. I guess his image
Then you have columnists who is just, as the reporter puts it,
Two weeks ago, my husband think Tebow could help the Ben “too-good-to-be-true.”
informed me that April 22 was Rothlesburger situation(The Tebow understands some might
his second favorite day of the NFL suspended Rothlesburger disagree with his personal
year. What’s so special about for violating the personal- views.
this day, you ask? The NFL conduct policy after someone No longer restricted by the
draft, and he plans to plant made a sexual assault allegation NCAA, he has ventured into the
himself in front of a television a g a i n s t h i m ) . H e r e ’ s t h e marketplace. Just don’t expect
set most of the day. (His favorite sarcastic scenario from Jason to see him pitching beer or male
day is the NFL’s opening day, Gay at the Wall Street Journal. -enhancement pills anytime
which might coincide with our “Well, where do you want to soon. But he said he won’t shy
S e p t e m b e r a n n i v e r s a r y roll tonight, Teeb?” Mr. away from his beliefs.
someday). Roethlisberger says Tebow will stick to companies
The Palm Beach Post’s Dave “That’s a great question,” Mr. that he deems have a positive
George is pretty sure former Tebow says. “I’ve never been to message.
Florida Gators quarterback Tim Pittsburgh. I was thinking we Besides “Christian,” what are
Tebow will be the big news of might start by building a his beliefs again? Has Tebow
the draft. That’s bad news for birdhouse for the local nursing said he won’t advertise for beer
sports reporters suffering from home. Then we could make or male-enhancement pills or is
Tebow fatigue. some jambalaya and serve it to that an assumption made by the
If all of that is part of some those fellows I saw beneath the reporter? Unless the reporter
elaborate smoke screen, again underpass on the way from the helps fill in some more religious
and always it is Tebow at the airport. And then, if we’re still background clues, we don’t
center of the flame. up to it, we could get a couple really feel the tension.
When Jerry Jones slurred his hammers, go to those vacant Perhaps reporters working on
words on a pirated YouTube buildings and free any feral cats future stories could ask Tebow
video last week, it was Tebow that might be trapped in the about his claim about companies
who the Cowboys’ owner drywall.” who wouldn’t represent him
slurred with his words. Coming right up, we have yet after the Focus on the Family
When the NCAA ruled recently another case of the media ad. Here’s Ben Volin’s blog
that printed messages no longer skimming over the details of post for the Post.
will be allowed to be written on Tebow’s faith. The Associated As to his first tenet, standing
a college player’s eye black, Press examines this Tebow When Tebow strolled through a care center, nudging their noses for what he believes in, Tebow
Tebow was the name everyone obsession with a story from gym recently with a five-man against the windows. Even they told the crowd that multiple
associated with the practice. Antonio Gonzalez on his entourage for an EA Sports seemed to recognize his appeal companies told him before the
There is no offseason, you see, m a r k e t a b i l i t y . video game photo session, the was something special. Super Bowl that they could not
for those suffering from Tebow Tim Tebow’s marketing power polarizing figure drew stares So why is Tebow so polarizing let him represent their products
fatigue. How many months is already reaching its potential, from people and clicks from cell a g a i n ? T h e r e ’ s o n e m e r e if he went ahead with his pro-
already have been burned even if his NFL future isn’t -phone cameras. Toddlers mention that Tebow is a MARKET page 66
studying his elongated throwing quite so certain. jumped when he passed the day Christian—in the 15th
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life commercial at the Super


Mollie (GetReligion) of Swami Ramdev’s politics: Richard Simmons, Dr. Oz and manner: Bowl. But Tebow said losing
Submitted at 4/21/2010 12:31:27 PM “What the people need is Oprah Winfrey, irrepressible Swami Ramdev plans to do for sponsors was a small price to
honest, brave and responsible and bursting with Vedic the body politic what he has pay for the ability to spread his
Did you read this Sunday New leadership,” he said in an wisdom. already done to the country’s message about family and faith.
York Times story about Swami interview at the sprawling A yogic fusion of Richard creaky physiques: whip it into Tebow hasn’t been too hurt by
Ramdev headlined “ Indian campus of his rapidly expanding Simmons, Dr. Oz and Oprah shape. He announced last month the commercial, though, which
Who Built Yoga Empire Works yoga, natural foods and Winfrey? This “description,” if that he would found a political was sponsored by the
on Politics”? I don’t know if it medicine empire in northern it can be called that, does little party that would field candidates controversial group Focus on
was worse as a religion news India. The country’s political other than dismiss the swami as for each of the 543 the Family. Tebow has already
story or as a political news story system is riddled with a silly pop culture reference parliamentary seats in India’s been linked to major
but it really failed to even begin corruption and riven by the deep point. And a meaningless next general election in 2014. sponsorships with Nike and EA
to adequately explain either the divisions of religion and caste, Western pop culture reference But beyond the silly phrasing, Sports, and likely has several
religious or political situation in he said. Tapping into the ancient point at that. It frames the entire the story gives the impression more in the works.
India. Indian wisdom that gave birth to story in a manner that makes the that the swami’s politics are Can Tebow offer any examples
A veteran religion reporter yoga, and the holy texts like the religious views of the swami either overtly Hindu Nationalist of companies who said so?
submitted the story as a Vedas and Upanishads, is the seem false and ridiculous. or at least in less conflict with Hopefully someone will follow-
particularly bad example of only way to excise those The reader who submitted the Hindu nationalism than some up on these statements.
reporting that plagues cancers, he contended. story had a few other criticisms: other prominent politicians. But Tebow is probably not going
Hinduism. Of all the world’s Oh, he’s tapping into the Vedas To start with, there’s no we need to know more about the away, so its important to keep
major religions, none are so and Upanishads? That’s like explanation of what yoga means specifics. some sort of religious context in
diversified in character as running a story that says “(fill in (remember, most Western Perhaps instead of future coverage. There’s no
Hinduism. There are tons of the random politician’s name) readers regard yoga as little namedropping Oprah and need to hammer away,
schools of philosophy and says he’s inspired by the Bible.” more than a physical exercise), Richard Simmons, we could get reminding people every single
theology and even in those there It means almost nothing. no explanation of what the title some decent analysis that detail about his faith, but the
are offshoots, sects and local And here’s how the subject of swami means (again, its a term explains where Swami story would be more interesting
cults. Hinduism’s pantheon is the story is described: most Westerners have Ramdev’s religious views and if the background is explained a
fairly unrivaled, with avatars In some ways Swami Ramdev absolutely no understanding of, politics fit in relation to other little bit more. Another
and devas and countless deities harks back to India’s earliest no knowledge that it means he is prominent Indian leaders of past paragraph or two explaining the
symbolizing the many attributes leaders with a message of self- a monk in some lineage with a and present. tensions would go a long way.
of a single god. reliance, national pride and history all its own) or the esteem Five Filters featured article: Five Filters featured article:
But the Times doesn’t explain traditional Indian values. But it carries in traditional Hindu Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools: Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
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less anything about where the legions of followers on The story treats Hinduism, Term Extraction. Term Extraction.
subject of the story fits in with television and the Web, he is yoga, the swami and the Indian
the religion. also a product and symbol of the religious and political culture in
Here’s an explanation of some New India, a yogic fusion of a confusingly superficial
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cultural strategies in that lead to their deaths. Heads will the Taliban bomb and booby- Time team wanted to frame the
ravaged land. As the story says, literally roll. trap schools, Ellis pointed out. story. Thus, the story is
“If Senjaray can’t be won over, At one point, Ellis and “Why would they do that?” dominated by columns of
Kandahar won’t be.” Kandahar company learn that the local Rahman didn’t know. Ellis paraphrased material. Where are
is at the heart of the Obama elders are actually crossing the asked the boy how he thought the local voices? If there are
administration’s plans in border into Pakistan to consult the war would end. “Whenever loaded questions that they
Afghanistan. with Taliban leaders about you guys get out from here, cannot answer (Why are the
The enemy is the Taliban — an which projects to allow the things will get better,” he said. Americans in Afghanistan?),
explicitly theocratic opponent. Americans to complete and “The elders will sit down with this may provide insights into
Afghanistan is, of course, 99 which ones should be opposed. the Taliban, and the Taliban will the nature of the cultural conflict
percent Muslim and for It’s all about improving the local lay down their arms.” in the village, the region and the
generations has been known as infrastructure for the return of That is that. nation.
one of the world’s most Taliban rule, which will take It is one thing to say that there But it appears that religion has
uniquely impenetrable and place in a few months, years, is a religion “ghost” in this nothing to do with this story
hostile nations, when it comes to decades or whatever. story, a ghost rooted in the clash about the Pir Mohammed
encounters with outside Readers can see the big picture between the Western outsiders School, nothing to do with the
cultures. in the following encounter and the form of Islam that is iron-clad belief among those
One of the primary goals of the between the U.S. commander proclaimed and enforced by the living in the area that a Taliban
U.S. troops in this village is to and a young local man whose Taliban. Read the article for victory is inevitable. Religion
reopen a school, built by family controls a crucial piece yourself and then answer this has nothing to do with it.
Canadians, that was shut down of property. question: Where are the voices Nothing. At. All.
because it represented an … (Ellis) asked Rahman why he of the locals, when it comes to Five Filters featured article:
invasion of Western values and thought the Americans were in answering basic questions about Chilcot Inquiry. Available tools:
freedoms — perhaps because it Afghanistan. The boy said he the school and the conflicts that PDF Newspaper, Full Text RSS,
allowed girls to attend classes, didn’t know. Ellis asked if he it represents? Term Extraction.
as well as boys. The locals say had heard about the attacks of Perhaps there were translation
they want the school to reopen, Sept. 11, 2001. The boy said no. problems. I can understand that.
but cannot afford to assist in this He asked what Rahman thought But it is also possible that the
process for fear that Taliban about the Americans. “I’ve locals talked about the role of
informers will see their actions, heard that they bomb civilians religion in their lives and that
report them and that this will from the air,” the boy said. But this was not the way that the