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8 traits of great Metro style apps

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 23:11 by John Sinteur in category: Microsoft

I haven’t looked at it myself (yet), but apparently this is the video to watch to learn about Window 8 Metro apps

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  1. Great!

    “Doh! Your browser doesn’t seem to support Silverlight or HTML5 video or we don’t have an HTML5 video for this one.”

  2. wait, what – are you running metro on your computer already?

Operation Northwoods: The Time We Undeniably Planned to Trick the American Public Into Supporting a War Against Cuba

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 19:53 by Paul Jay in category: News


What’s undeniable about the Truther movement, all nonsense, pseudoscience and straight up hallucinations aside, is that there is historical precedent behind the idea of the U.S. government launching so-called “false flag” attacks to dupe the public into blindly supporting the thorough shelling/hating of Perceived Enemy X.

It was the early 1960s, height of Missile Crisis era Cold War tensions. Fidel Castro was the new face of Cuban Communism, and the U.S., feeling quite threatened by our red neighbor to the southwest, needed to quickly drum up public backing for a potential clash with the island nation. So what do we do? Covertly plot all sorts of twisted CIA chicanery, of course. Operation Northwoods outlined hijackings and bombings against “friendly” Cuban defectors, U.S. military and civilian targets alike, in addition to dispersing bunk evidence and rumors (“many”) via clandestine radio. The hope was that these top-secret terror and disinformation campaigns, whether real or simulated, would implicate the Cuban regime. And while the proposals included in the plan (PDF) were never accepted nor executed, Operation Northwoods had written approval of the Chairman (Lyman Lemnitzer) and all members of his Joint Chiefs of Staff and was formally submitted to Robert McNamara, then Secretary of Defense.

The proposed attacks centered in on Florida, Washington, D.C., and southwest Cuba. And there were many.

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Immune System, Loaded With Remade T-cells, Vanquishes Cancer

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 19:45 by John Sinteur in category: awesome


But after 10 days, hell broke loose in his hospital room. He began shaking with chills. His temperature shot up. His blood pressure shot down. He became so ill that doctors moved him into intensive care and warned that he might die. His family gathered at the hospital, fearing the worst.

A few weeks later, the fevers were gone. And so was the leukemia.


But scientists say the treatment that helped Mr. Ludwig, described recently in The New England Journal of Medicine and Science Translational Medicine, may signify a turning point in the long struggle to develop effective gene therapies against cancer. And not just for leukemia patients: other cancers may also be vulnerable to this novel approach — which employs a disabled form of H.I.V.-1, the virus that causes AIDS, to carry cancer-fighting genes into the patients’ T-cells. In essence, the team is using gene therapy to accomplish something that researchers have hoped to do for decades: train a person’s own immune system to kill cancer cells.

And to those in the past who wondered why we’re spending money on a “gay disease”, I’ve got some choice words for you right now..

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Rick Perry Lied About How Much Money He Got From Vaccine Maker

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 19:24 by Paul Jay in category: News

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“These People Who Claim To Be Pro-Life Are Actually Pro-Death!”

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 19:23 by Paul Jay in category: News

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Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 17:01 by John Sinteur in category: Cartoon

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Bob Turner Wins Anthony Weiner’s House Seat

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 12:58 by John Sinteur in category: News


A little-known Republican businessman from Queens, channeling voter discontent with President Obama into an upset, won election to Congress on Tuesday from the heavily Democratic district in New York City last represented by Anthony D. Weiner.


“I am a registered Democrat, I have always been a registered Democrat, I come from a family of Democrats — and I hate to say this, I voted Republican,” said Linda Goldberg, 61, after casting her ballot in Queens. “I need to send a message to the president that he’s not doing a very good job. Our economy is horrible. People are scared.”

You hear that, Obama? If you can’t fix the economy, we’ll elect someone who won’t. That’ll teach you!

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  1. What’s worse, they’ll elect someone with fanatical social and religious views. Too bad Hillary Clinton will not run against this spineless looser (Obama). The U.S. is in desperate need for a strong moderate 3rd party.

  2. Well, electing a Republican Representative as a signal isn’t really a terrible idea. It won’t make much of a difference, but it’s still meaningful.

    What the US needs is a strong *liberal* third party. A strong moderate party would be if the Democrats decided to grow a pair. The US is governed as a center-right nation because some idiots decided that being liberal was bad.

  3. A republican from NY is more liberal than one from NC. If we elect enough republican from liberal states, maybe we can shift the republican party closer to center.

US Homeland Security now tracking medical records of Canadians

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 11:31 by Paul Jay in category: News


If you are a Canadian citizen trying to visit the US, but have a history of mental illness — even just a minor, non-violent incident that was recorded in official records — you could be denied entry by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), according to a recent report by CBCNews in Canada.

Sixty-five year old Lois Kamenitz from Toronto found this out the hard way recently when US customs officials at Pearson International Airport (PIA) refused to allow her to board a flight she booked to Los Angeles, Cal. Because Kamenitz had tried to take her life back in 2006, which was recorded by police who were present after the woman’s partner called them to the scene, DHS ultimately refused her entry.

When questioned about the incident, DHS officials claimed they did not actually access Kamenitz’ medical records, but instead obtained information via a “contact note from the police” that had visited her home. According to a Wikileak report released earlier this year, all information that is entered into the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database, including Kamenitz’ suicide incident, is fully accessible to US authorities.

In Kamenitz’ case, her suicide attempt was not a crime, it did not involve violence, and she has not had any further incidents since that date. But because DHS was able to access her private information without so much as a cursory review of the circumstances, they ultimately prevented her from traveling on the basis that she might be a threat to herself or others.

But the real question is this. Why do US authorities have access to private information about Canadians in the first place?CBCNewsexplains that both the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and DHS have “reciprocal direct access” to criminal databases, but it also appears that they might have reciprocal access to details, which they then use to gain further access to private medical records.

“These are private and personal medical records that I’m now handing over to a foreign government,” said Kamenitz to CBCNews, following her eventual admittance into the US. DHS ultimately forced her to surrender a copy of her medical records, and pay a DHS-approved doctor $250 to gain official clearance into the US.

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  1. Seems to me that we need a “Do you feel safer?” category. 🙂

  2. Nah, it belongs in the police state category.

  3. Police state? Damn, it changed. I thought us North Americans were a theocracy again. Good thing we have you guys keeping us posted. Thanks.

Airport Security Officers And Cops Snared In Multistate Oxycodone Ring, U.S. Attorney Says

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 11:29 by Paul Jay in category: News


Federal agents have broken up a drug ring that paid police and airport security officers to protect the illegal shipment from Florida to Connecticut of enormous quantities of highly addictive pain medication, authorities said Tuesday.

Three federal Transportation Security Administration officers, two police officers and 13 drug dealers in Florida, New York and Connecticut were charged with working for the ring that, in some weeks, dumped tens of thousands of oxycodone pills in the Waterbury area, according to a variety of federal and local police agencies involved in the investigation.

Authorities said that the TSA officers — two in Florida and one in New York — were paid to help drug couriers move pills and the stacks of cash they generated through airport screening systems. One of the police officers — a Florida state trooper — took drug money to travel to Connecticut, where he provided “protection” to a courier selling thousands of pills to a dozen or more lower-level dealers, authorities said.

Feel safer yet ?

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Security Guards in UK Finally Taught that Photographers Not Always Terrorists

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 11:23 by Paul Jay in category: News


It looks like all the negative news stories about photographers’ rights in the UK is finally causing some positive change — private security guards across the nation are being instructed (for the first time) to exercise some common sense when stopping and questioning picture-takers:

Detective Sergeant David Parkes, a counter-terrorism advisor at the Metropolitan Police, has instructed private security staff to consider why a terrorist planning an attack would openly take photos in locations that can be readily viewed on the internet.

‘Why would a terrorist put himself at risk of being caught if he can get [the image] by logging onto Google,’ said DS Parkes […]

[…] Parkes replied that the type of equipment is of ‘no significance’ to the risk a person may be planning a terrorist attack, adding that he believed ‘the bigger the camera, the less likely they are going to do anything [suspicious] with it’.

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Call For New Investigations Into 9/11 Events! By 9/11 Inquiry co-Chair Bob Gramham

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 9:30 by Paul Jay in category: News

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The Daily Show Remembers 9/13/2001

Posted on September 14th, 2011 at 6:51 by John Sinteur in category: News

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
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  1. This is not always the case, some clips can be found on Youtube, if you do a search, but mostly we can’t watch them unless we give money to Mr Murdoch or one of his cronies.