Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
MADISON - The State Senate has convened in Wisconsin to discuss, debate and possibly vote on Governor Scott Walker's controversial budget bill, but not all the Senate members are there; all Democrats in the Senate are absent.
Law enforcement officials are looking for at least one Democratic senator to bring in for a quorum required for a fiscal measure, but Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach confirmed to Newsradio 620 WTMJ that he and all of his Democratic colleagues boarded a bus and left the state.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Brenda Speaks, a Ward 4 ANC commissioner, actually urged blocking construction of the planned store in her ward at Georgia and Missouri avenues NW partly because of that risk. Addressing a small, anti-Wal-Mart rally at City Hall on Monday, Speaks said young people would get criminal records when they couldn't resist the temptation to steal.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
However, why is that an unforgivable offense, when spending Billions of Dollars that the government does not have is considered perfectly acceptable behavior?
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Jarrett was seated at the head table along with several other big-name politicians and a handful of high-ranking military officials. As an officer sporting several stars walked past Jarrett, she signaled for his attention and said, “I’d like another glass of wine.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The word "Egypt" was censored Saturday by several micro-blogging sites in China, where the ruling Communist Party is wary of issues of political reform, demands for democracy and disturbances to public order, including overseas.I'm really not surprised at all. The thought of a population rising up and overthrowing a dictatorial government has to scare the crap out of the Chinese officials.
On the sina.com and sohu.com sites, the Chinese equivalents of Twitter, which is censored in China, a query with the word "Egypt" returned the response: "According to the laws in force, the results of your search cannot be given."
Amazon.com is now selling more Kindle books than paperback books. Since the beginning of the year, for every 100 paperback books Amazon has sold, the Company has sold 115 Kindle books. Additionally, during this same time period the Company has sold three times as many Kindle books as hardcover books. This is across Amazon.com's entire U.S. book business and includes sales of books where there is no Kindle edition. Free Kindle books are excluded and if included would make the numbers even higher.
Amazing to see this, just a few hours after starting a blog with this subject...
Generally speaking, it was used in a way saying that it was foolish to get into a fight with the newspapers, the most pervasive form of media of the day. Those Media Monopolies had vast amounts of power to frame the debate in their favor, and virtually no other voices could be heard.
Over Time, the Media has changed, with Radio, and then the TV Networks, but generally speaking the same talking heads, with the same opinions were the only things that the public could hear.
Now? You've got thousands of Blogs and other websites, Viral Videos on Youtube, Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and who knows what else is coming down the road. Rather than Ink, opinions are transmitted by electrons being pushed around through computer networks and onto your screen. And More importantly than the Medium, is the lack of monopoly power by the mainstream media. There's more of us than there are of them, and they no longer have the power to shut us up and lock out dissenting opinions.
It's a whole new media world, and they should be afraid of those who can spread their opinions using Electrons By The Barrel.