Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Fox News does not need my help looking stupid
The Obama team has offered Shirley Sherrod her job back. Now, tell Obama to fire FOX News instead by kicking them out of the White House Press Corps.

‎"So we're calling on the White House to remove FOX News." --- ?

I do not feel good about this.

I am a First Amendment Freak, and big Civil Libertarian,
Fox News does not need my help looking stupid - they do well w/o my help ! :) - this is a case in point # one.

i have faith in the free market system of journalism -- that the idiots of the world -- both reporters AND the those reported on --- get theirs in the end.

As in: Sen. McCarthy do you not have any decency, sir !?!

The truth will always win out with a fully free press.

For the White House to ban Fox , IMHO would do more harm than good.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"The good news is that someone still wants to spy on us. The bad news is that it’s the Russians."

~` Great op-ed piece by Tom Friedman of the NY Times today.
Nice read of Russia's "problem" in moving beyond
the cold war mentality ~~ TP


July 13, 2010

The Spies Who Loved Us

Friday, July 9, 2010

"They found that the spread of home computers and high-speed Internet access was associated with significant declines in math and reading scores."

Stop reading my blog -- BUY or Borrow A BOOK !!! ~` TP


The Medium Is the Medium

"Recently, Internet mavens got some bad news. Jacob Vigdor and Helen Ladd of Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy
examined computer use among a half-million 5th through 8th graders in North Carolina. They found that the spread of home computers and high-speed Internet access was associated with significant declines in math and reading scores."


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Study links bee decline to cell phones
A new study has suggested that cell phone radiation may be contributing to declines in bee populations in some areas of the world.

If this bears out as true,
this is a very historical find. It will change much.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Celebrating the birth of copyright : by Sen. Patrick Leahy.

By Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) - 04/13/10 02:31 PM ET :

The copyright laws offer creators incentive to produce new and unique works. These may come in various forms, including movies, music, and books, all of which are important components of American culture.

These works create jobs, from their production and manufacture to the advertising and sales that support them.

To cultivate these new jobs, intellectual property enforcement must keep pace with an ever changing digital world.

As an avid photographer I am intrigued by the debate at the turn of the 20th Century about whether photographs were copyrightable creations, or merely technical representations.

Public discussion then helped shape copyright laws to accommodate the new medium, just as it does now as times and technologies continue to change.

Today people watch television on handheld devices, skim books on digital readers and enjoy music on laptops, benefiting both content owner and the user.

But along with these new opportunities for distributing creative content, the World Wide Web has also brought new challenges.

"A rampant increase in online piracy threatens the financial viability of those same copyright owners who benefit from our new technology.

This risks harming not only those creators, but the hundreds of thousands of jobs that result from their products.

It also instills the user with a fundamental mistrust of the technology. Effective intellectual property enforcement is necessary to counter this attack. "

: "Are Profits Hurting Capitalism?"

~` Great piece~~

OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS: "Are Profits Hurting Capitalism?"

Published: July 2, 2010

..."So instead of pursuing budget retrenchment, policymakers need to create incentives for corporations to reinvest their profits in business operations"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"A Chinese court on Saturday sentenced a Tibetan environmentalist..."

"BEIJING, July 3 (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Saturday sentenced a Tibetan environmentalist who organized villagers to pick up litter and plant trees to five years in jail for inciting to split the nation, his lawyer said."


Remember China ,
TechnoPolitical is WATCHING you !

Monday, July 5, 2010

"At Yahoo, Using Searches to Steer News Coverage"

~~~ Not a Big fan of this . I trust (most) journalists & editors to tell me what is important--
that I might other wise miss in my busy day.

I do not want "what is news" to be determined
by what is popular.
--[ I can always watch FOXnews if I want that] ~~~

"At Yahoo, Using Searches to Steer News Coverage"

Mr. Barrett, a former publisher for the Web site of The Los Angeles Times, said many mainstream media outlets would start to come around to the idea if they did not feel pressured to let it affect their coverage.

“There’s a middle ground here in which publishers and news organizations can learn a lot about their audiences and what they want in real time and take that into account generally,” he said. “But that does not need to affect the specific story assignments.”


Sunday, July 4, 2010

"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives."