Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Palin's "Real America" County Embraces Obama

59-41 Obama

Thanks to Palin, it's working!

County Where Palin Hailed "Real America" Voted Overwhelmingly For Obama

Remember Guilford County, North Carolina, the place where Sarah Palin said she was happy to be in "Real America"?

Well, the North Carolina numbers are now all in, and guess what: Obama won this "Real American" county -- by a landslide.

Yep -- Guilford County voted 59%-41% for Obama.

In Palin's defense, maybe her "Real America" line didn't refer to this specific municipality, but was generally referring to North Carolina as a whole. Oh, wait...

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Fox News brainwashes viewers, Wins Election Week

Fox viewers have an endless stream of entertainment that appeal to simpletons. Yes, one can enjoy The Simpsons, Family Guy, as well as Bill Oreilly, Hannitty and Colmes and endless stream of mind numbing talking heads without leaving the network. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

Fox News Wins Election Week, #1 Network In All Of Cable

CNN may have won election night, but Fox News retained the most viewers, winning Election Week and taking the #1 spot in primetime among all cable networks for the week.

Fox News averaged 3.5 million viewers in primetime for the week, compared to CNN's 3.3 million (#2 in cable) and MSNBC's 2.2 million (#5 in cable).
Perhaps most telling, especially as the election ratings bubble begins to pop, is the viewer retention statistics. According to Nielsen, Fox News retained 48% of its Election Day audience for the remainder of the week (Wednesday-Friday), while MSNBC retained 38% and CNN retained just 29%

CNN won Election Night with a primetime average of 12.3 million viewers to Fox News' 9.0 million and MSNBC's 5.9 million.

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Palin's Right wing rhetoric incites death threats : They call it treason.

No apology forthcoming from McCain or Palin for questioning patriotism of Obama, provoking a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service agents revealed
Yet 64% of Republicans say Palin is their top choice for the GOP 2012 presidential nominee! ...and they wonder how/why they lost!

Sarah Palin's attacks on Barack Obama's patriotism provoked a spike in death threats against the future president, Secret Service agents revealed during the final weeks of the campaign.

Details of the spike in threats to Mr Obama come as a report last week by security and intelligence analysts Stratfor, warned that he is a high risk target for racist gunmen. It concluded: "Two plots to assassinate Obama were broken up during the campaign season, and several more remain under investigation. We would expect federal authorities to uncover many more plots to attack the president that have been hatched by white supremacist ideologues
Irate John McCain aides, who blame Mrs Palin for losing the election, claim Mrs Palin took it upon herself to question Mr Obama's patriotism, before the line of attack had been cleared by Mr McCain
That claim is part of a campaign of targeted leaks designed to torpedo her ambitions, with claims that she did not know that Africawas a continent rather than a country
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Podesta promises 'strictest' ethics rules

Change has already started. It's a good first step and Obama is sticking to his campaign promise. McCain and Palin didn't win because they had no substance, no content.
clipped from www.politico.com

Podesta promises 'strictest' ethics rules

President-elect Barack Obama did not employ lobbyists on his campaign, but they can assist with his transition as long as they de-register as lobbyists and their activities do not cross into policy areas they have tried to influence.

Carrying over the anti-lobbying tenets that defined the campaign, Obama transition chief John Podesta announced Tuesday that the president-elect would enforce what he called “the strictest, the most far-reaching ethics rules of any transition team in history.”

There is no blanket ban on lobbyists, but they will not be able to do transition work in their area of expertise if they lobbied in the past 12 months, nor can they lobby the administration for 12 months afterward on matters on which they worked during the transition.

As for the composition of the Cabinet, Podesta said Obama will make more than “token-level” appointments of Republicans and independents.
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Fox News Cut Out From Questions At Obama's First Press Conference

Fox News, a.k.a. the neo con (neo-conservative, not really conservative but with liberal roots and fascist ideology) network no doubt were deemed to disruptive; even for Murdoch! Should be renamed the "Country Last" network! Ha ha ha!

Fox News Cut Out From Questions At Obama's First Press Conference

President-Elect Barack Obama held his first press conference yesterday, one that focused mainly on the current economic crisis. One detail that flew under the radar, however, was which networks and newpapers got to ask questions, or, rather, which one didn't get to ask a question. As Media Bistro notes, one network who was not called upon sticks out: Fox News.

interesting to see how the conservative network adjusts to a political reality in which the Democratic Party holds the White House and substantial majorities in both houses of Congress. Michael Wolff, a Vanity Fair columnist who is writing an authorized biography on Rupert Murdoch's career and family, claims that even Murdoch is embarrassed by Fox News:
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Bannish Low Self Esteem Forever

Here is the simplest, surest and most effective remedy for any instances in which you are suffering from a lack of self worth or low self esteem.
Low Self Esteem - The Complete and Sufficient Solution

Shift your focus immediately from the perspective of "what can I get out of this situation" to "what can I contribute of value in this situation." Don't worry about your self doubt that says you have nothing to offer. Just have faith that if you are looking for it, your creative mind will supply you with some way to make a positive contribution. It does not need to be anything fancy, or of monetary value, or involve super creativity or a performance of any kind. It will simply be a gift coming out of your being fully present in the situation, whatever that is.

As soon as you shift your focus of attention in this way, you will feel an immediate relief from any low self esteem. This must be true, because low self esteem is always associated with the perspective of "what can I get" and is never associated with the perspective of "what can I give."

I have found that this method works without fail.

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Right wing sheeple Imploding!

LImbaugh and Hannity; "Me First, country last". Three words, move to Alaska, better yet, Russia. Take Palin with you guys.ROFL.
clipped from www.latimes.com
Rush Limbaugh

Right-wing media feeds its post-election anger

Sean Hannity, on the other hand, insisted on feigning a post-election detente, telling his Fox News television audience last week, "I want Barack Obama to succeed."
Didn't he think anyone would notice that, just a moment later, he was back parroting the failed campaign argument that Obama is a "mystery"?

"I fear [this] is the guy that has these radical associations 20 years ago," Hannity added, an odd way of demonstrating support for the new commander in chief.

"The Obama recession is in full swing, ladies and gentlemen," Limbaugh told his radio audience of 15 million to 20 million on Thursday. "Stocks are dying, which is a precursor of things to come. This is an Obama recession. Might turn into a depression."
But many on the losing end of last week's election want to hold on to their anger.
Limbaugh launched in with a certain relish. "The game," he told his radio listeners, "has begun."
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Thursday, November 6, 2008

This American Moment — The Surprises

On Tuesday night, Obama reached out to the other half. For those who did not vote for him, he said, “I will be your president, too.”

What an idea — simple and obvious. But like so much American common sense, it’s been missing for too long.

This American Moment — The Surprises

Guess who won Joe the Plumber’s vote. Not Joe the symbol and unlicensed tax-dodger coming soon to a garage sale near you, but real people who make about $42,000 a year, the median income for plumbers and pipefitters.

Barack Obama carried hard-working Americans of that income stripe by 10 points, according to exit polls.

And the only voters who were told directly that their taxes would go up under a new Democratic president? Obama took the rich as well, winning by six points that small sliver of the electorate that makes more than $200,000 year. Soak ’em.

One of the better lines in Obama’s election night speech was a slap to the rejectionist politics of Bush. Rove always insisted a president only needed 50 percent plus one to win. And Bush governed that way, permanently angering half the population.

On Tuesday night, Obama reached out to the other half. For those who did not vote for him, he said, “I will be your president, too.”

What an idea — simple
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Your iBrain: How Technology Changes the Way We Think

Because of the current technological revolution, our brains are evolving right now—at a speed like never before.

New pathways being created and old ones discarded. This applies to young and old doing internet searches, for example.
clipped from www.sciam.com
The brain’s plasticity—its ability to change in response to stimuli from the environment—is well known. What has been less appreciated is how the expanding use of technology is shaping neural processing.
Young people are exposed to digital stimulation for several hours every day, and many older adults are not far behind.
Even using a computer for Web searches for just an hour a day changes the way the brain processes information. A constant barrage of e-contacts is both stimulating—sharpening certain cognitive skills—and draining, studies show.
The current explosion of digital technology not only is changing the way we live and communicate but also is rapidly and profoundly altering our brains.
Daily exposure to high technology—computers, smart phones, video games, search engines such as Google and Yahoo—stimulates brain cell alteration and neurotransmitter release, gradually strengthening new neural pathways in our brains while weakening old ones
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Obama Picks High-Tech and Washington Veteran to Transition Team

Obama getting to work with high tech jobs concept- already! We picked the right guy for the job.

A veteran of Internet business operations and Washington tech policy was named to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, a move that could signal the prominence of high-tech policy in the new administration.

Julius Genachowski, a former executive of Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, will help Obama choose members of his new administration, according to Obama's transition headquarters in Chicago.

Genachowski, who served at the Federal Communications Commission as chief counsel to former Democratic Chairman Reed Hundt, has been advising Obama's campaign on tech policy issues and chaired a group of advisors on the president-elect's Tech & Innovation Plan.

With a relationship with Obama that goes back to their days at Harvard Law School, Genachowski helped push technology issues to a more prominent spot in the campaign, according to analysts and high-tech lobbyists.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Businesses should learn from MyBarackObama

If you are in business and do not have a interactive communications strategy - you will be left behind...

obama, social networking

Obama Election Ushering In First Internet Presidency

Pioneering use of Web 2.0 and social-networking technologies by the president-elect's campaign has seemingly transformed politics, and could influence government as well.
perhaps a bigger change over the long term was the crowning of the Internet as the king of all political media. It was the end of the era of television presidency that started with JFK, and the beginning of the Internet presidency.
The Obama administration is expected to build on a foundation of grassroots support in his private social network, on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.
"MyBarackObama was very much a key place,"

Obama's Internet candidacy should be a lesson for business as well, said Trippi, who does both political and business consulting on the use of the Internet. "You have to change your whole way of thinking," he said. "You're going to lose control of your brand to a large degree, unless you create networks to change your brand."

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Celebration! Obama grooving like a white guy!

Obama and Biden get their groove on!
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78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

The hits keep on coming!
clipped from www.biblelife.org

78 Ways Sugar Can Ruin Your Health

The following is a listing of some of sugar's metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications.

1. Sugar can suppress the immune system.

2. Sugar can upset the body's mineral balance.

3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, and crankiness in children.

16. Sugar can be a risk factor in gall bladder cancer.

20. Sugar can cause hypoglycemia.

21. Sugar can produce an acidic stomach.

23. Sugar can increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

24. Sugar can speed the aging process, causing wrinkles and grey hair.

25. Sugar can lead to alcoholism.

30. Sugar can cause arthritis

32. Sugar can cause candidiasis (yeast infection).

36. Sugar can cause appendicitis.

48. Sugar can increase systolic blood pressure.

55. Sugar can impair the structure of DNA.

75. Sugar increases bacterial fermentation in the colon.

78. Sugar increases the risk of Alzheimer Disease.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Prank Call to Sarah Palin

"Nailin' Paylin," very funny , must see!
clipped from www.youtube.com

MONTREAL — In an over-the-top accent, one half of a notorious Quebec comedy duo claims to be the president of France as he describes sex with his famous wife, the joy of killing animals and Hustler magazine's latest Sarah Palin porno spoof.

Throughout the call, which was making the rounds in U.S. political circles by day's end Saturday, Palin and the pranksters discuss politics, pundits, and the perils of going hunting with Vice-President Dick Cheney.

"Maybe in eight years," she replies with a nervous chuckle.

Finally, he mentions a notorious Hustler video titled "Nailin' Paylin," describing it as "the documentary they made on your life."

"Oh, good, thank you, yes," Palin replies.

The Masked Avengers, a radio pairing notorious for prank calls to celebrities and heads of state, notched its latest victory Saturday when it released a recording of a six-minute call with Palin, who thought she was talking with Nicolas Sarkozy.

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Obama as Oxymoron

He's a liberal and a conservative

Hendrik Hertzberg met Jeffrey Hart in 1980 when they debated at Rockland Community College as proxies for their bosses, President Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, respectively. Now Hertzberg writes for The New Yorker and they’re on the same side, as Hart came out as an Obamacon in The Daily Beast. Hart supports Obama for behaving like a conservative by opposing wars that a lack clear rationale. “He’s opposed to dumb conservatives. Substituting ‘liberals’ for ‘conservatives,’” Hertzberg writes, “I concur.”

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Microbes: Fuel of the Future?

Mining new fuel sources is also about a "new money" source.
clipped from dsc.discovery.com
A reddish microbe found on the inside of a tree at a secret location in the rain forests of northern Patagonia could unlock the biofuel of the future, say scientists.

Its potential is so startling that the discoverers have coined the term "myco-diesel" -- a derivation of the word for fungus -- to describe the bouquet of hydrocarbons that it breathes.

"This is the only organism that has ever been shown to produce such an important combination of fuel substances," said Gary Strobel, a professor of biology at Montana State University.

"The fungus can even make these diesel compounds from cellulose, which would make it a better source of biofuel that anything we use at the moment."

The study appears on Tuesday in a peer-reviewed British journal Microbiology.

Strobel, a 70-year-old veteran of the world's rain forests, said that he came across Gliocladium roseum thanks to "two cases of serendipity."

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Democratic Overreach Watch

Fair and Balanced - sounds good.

It's the Republican Party's ultimate nightmare—an ascendant Democratic Party re-enacts the long dead "fairness doctrine" on radio, which for decades required stations to provide equal amounts of time to liberal and conservative viewpoints. In an interview on FOX News yesterday, Chuck Schumer said, "I think we should all be fair and balanced, don't you?" and suggested that conservatives who oppose the fairness doctrine while calling for stricter controls on adult content on TV were hypocritical. Since the doctrine was abolished in 1987, right-wing radio hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage have built broadcasting empires while liberal shows have struggled to stay afloat. A push by Democrats to return to the old days would spark an apocalyptic battle in Congress, potentially slowing an Obama administration's ambitious legislative agenda to a crawl.

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Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving

and 10 specific ways you can use it
clipped from litemind.com
Einstein's Secret to Jaw-Dropping Problem Solving

The Problem Is To Know What the Problem Is

Problem Definition Tools and Strategies

1. Rephrase the Problem

When a Toyota executive asked employees to brainstorm “ways to increase their productivity”, all he got back were blank stares. When he rephrased his request as “ways to make their jobs easier”, he could barely keep up with the amount of suggestions.

2. Expose and Challenge Assumptions

Every problem — no matter how apparently simple it may be — comes with a long list of assumptions attached. Many of these assumptions may be inaccurate and could make your problem statement inadequate or even misguided.

5. Find Multiple Perspectives

6. Use Effective Language Constructs

7. Make It Engaging

8. Reverse the Problem

9. Gather Facts

10. Problem-Solve Your Problem Statement

You may want to give yourself an Idea Quota of problem statements. Or write a List of 100 problems to solve. SCAMPER your problem definition. These are just some of dozen techniques you can try.

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The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

Take a head break!
the last two, leaving... (Challenge:
"We're living in a world that contributes in a major way to mental fragmentation, disintegration, distraction, decoherence," says Buddhist scholar B. Alan Wallace.
We dwell on intrusive memories of the past or fret about what may or may not happen in the future
Most of us don't undertake our thoughts in awareness. Rather, our thoughts control us
"Ordinary thoughts course through our mind like a deafening waterfall," writes Jon Kabat-Zinn
You can become mindful at any moment just by paying attention to your immediate experience.
Think of yourself as an eternal witness, and just observe the moment
1: To improve your performance, stop thinking about it (unselfconsciousness).
2: To avoid worrying about the future, focus on the present (savoring).
3: If you want a future with your significant other, inhabit the present (breathe).
4: To make the most of time, lose track of it (flow).
5: If something is bothering you, move toward it rather than away
from it (acceptance).
6: Know that you don't know
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