Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Democrats Worry That Clinton Obama Struggle Will Give The Election To McCain

Republican Sen. John McCain, campaigning through poverty-stricken cities and towns, said Wednesday he opposes a Senate bill that seeks equal pay for women because it would lead to more lawsuits.

Well ladies, we would really really love to see you get a fair wage but it's just too darn expensive. Hey, I'm not made of money you know. - big grin - Be a doll and get me a sandwich?

The Associated Press: McCain opposes equal pay bill in Senate

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

News Hounds: Fox Business News Interrupts an Hour of Papal Coverage, Not to Report Business News, But to Smear Barack Obama (its #1 Priority)

Talk about a valuable public service. News Hounds say "We watch FOX so you don't have to." Terrific! I sometimes feel I should watch Fox to see what they're up to but the whole thing is so nauseating it's hard to keep it on for long. Now here's News Hounds to help me. I just discovered them but I'll be back. More info, less nausea, ahhh.

News Hounds: Fox Business News Interrupts an Hour of Papal Coverage, Not to Report Business News, But to Smear Barack Obama (its #1 Priority): "Eager to keep this story alive, lest so much as 60 minutes pass without it being mentioned, Fox worked a reminder in during Your World w/Neil Cavuto today (April 15, 2008) which was otherwise wall-to-wall coverage of the Pope arriving in D.C. this afternoon. (Oops. I take that back. They also aired the obligatory April 15th segment about taxpayers 'scrambling' to get their tax returns postmarked by midnight.)"

Monday, April 07, 2008

Black Shirts - WW2 Slave Labor - Formula One - Kinkazoids - Facists & Nazi Staff Cars

I was wondering when World War 2 would come bubbling back to the surface.

""Mr. Mosley has acknowledged participating in the session. But he has denied that the role-playing had a Nazi motif, and announced Friday that he had filed a lawsuit against the newspaper, claiming “unlimited damages” for invasion of privacy.

In a letter on Saturday to the head of Germany’s motoring federation, he renewed his insistence that the Chelsea session was a private matter, and added, in a reference to the F.I.A.’s role in promoting road safety around the world: “Had I been caught driving excessively fast on a public road or over the alcohol limit, I would have resigned the same day. As it is, the scandal paper obtained by illegal means pictures of something I did in private, which, although unacceptable to some people, was harmless and completely legal.”""

>>Mr. Mosley, undaunted, tried to turn the tables on BMW and Daimler Benz, which manufactures Mercedes-Benz cars, with a statement that raised the specter of the two companies’ own role during the Nazi era. In addition to building engines for German fighters, bombers and tanks, they were accused of using slave labor in some of their plants, and, in Daimler Benz’s case, providing Hitler and the German high command with staff cars. The statement held to his insistence that fault lay with the way in which his actions had been reported by The News of The World, and not with the actions themselves.

If he recognized the irony in the son of the man who led Britain’s “blackshirts” in reproving German companies for their wartime past, Mr. Mosley did not show it. <<

Possible Nazi Theme of Grand Prix Boss’s Orgy Draws Calls to Quit - New York Times

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Get A Check From The Government

All you have to do is file a 2007 tax return to get stimulus check. Pass the word!

A letter to Dear Abby from the Internal Revenue Service

Universal Press Syndicate

Dear Abby:

The IRS needs help from your readers.

Starting in May, economic stimulus payments of up to $600 for individuals and $1,200 for married couples will be issued by the IRS based on 2007 tax returns. Parents also get $300 for each eligible child.

To receive it, people must file a 2007 tax return.

That's all there is to it.

And here's where your readers can help: Millions of people are eligible but may not know it. Certain retirees, disabled vets and low-wage workers do not normally file a tax return.

However, this year they must in order to receive the stimulus check.

Your readers can help not just the IRS but perhaps themselves, friends or family by spreading the word.

Please ask them to mention it to people they think might qualify. The eligibility rules are on, the best source of information.

Generally, people who have at least $3,000 from earned income or certain benefits from Social Security, Railroad Retirement and Veterans Affairs — or a combination of income from these benefits — are eligible. They need only provide a few details on a Form 1040A. We'll do the rest.

DOUG SHULMAN, IRS Commissioner

Dear Doug:

You're a wise man who obviously understands the power of word-of-mouth "advertising."

And I am sure Dear Abby readers will be glad to pitch in and help get the word out so that everyone who is entitled will receive a check.

Readers, thank you for helping to publicize this effort.Abby: File 2007 tax return to get stimulus check | - Houston Chronicle

Romney - Even Conservatives Think He's A Phony

Says the ad:

"To be clear, we all welcome anyone who has come around to the cause of life and family. However, Romney's actions as governor flatly contradict both the values widely associated with his faith as well as his pro-life and pro-traditional marriage campaign rhetoric."

A conservative about-face on Mitt Romney - Los Angeles Times

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Britney Carries On

Britney Spears probably woke up and had a glass of orange juice this morning. We have cameras on the way to the scene.

Let's see if this gets noticed in any way.

Southwest Airlines - You Are Now Free To Wonder If Your Life Is About To End

>>The audit was triggered after the agency found fatigue cracks in six Southwest Boeing 737 planes, leading to a proposed $10.2 million fine, the largest in the agency's history.<<

$10.2 million doesn't seem like much of a fine for an outfit as large as Southwest Airlines. Especially since it's only a proposal so far. Does it/will it ever amount to any kind of punishment? And who gets the money? FAA? The Treasury? How about we make them buy $10.2 million worth of advertising to publicize their failures?
Whistleblowers accuse FAA of lax airline oversight - MarketWatch

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Hohe hoholulu - Say What?

This was filtered out as spam too. Congratulations Hotmail for getting one right. Anyone know what it means?

Hohe hoholulu

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what is or is not punishable. In the name of roth, who is
said to have been interest and selfish calculation, not
because ideals in each succeeding generation are often him
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rode through the valley behind great intelligence, bhrigu,
viraja, kasi, and smoothed the pillow about his head and
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Live365 Continues Negotiations With SoundExchange

Found in my inbox this morning. I subscribe to their updates but of course HotMail classified this as spam.

A Word About The
Webcasting Royalty Rates

Live365 joins the Internet radio industry in SoundExchange negotiations
As you may recall, one year ago at this time, the Copyright Royalty Board announced catastrophically high new royalty rates that threaten to kill Internet radio. To fight these unfair royalties, Live365 helped co-found the SaveNetRadio coalition and led the campaigns for raising awareness in media and on Capitol Hill.

For the past few months, Live365 joined other webcasters at the negotiation table with SoundExchange to find a royalty rate that would fairly reward artists and allow us to grow the business. SoundExchange tried fishing for the highest rate - as much as nearly half of our revenue - but we just aren't biting.

While Live365 may look like one big fish to SoundExchange, in reality we are just a large school of little fish. We're made up of individual music lovers and independent broadcast enthusiasts like you and me.

Policymakers on Capitol Hill and our friends in the industry - artists and independent labels - have recognized that small, independent Internet radio stations play a vital role in the music industry by offering musicians, particularly indie artists, promotional benefits and royalty payments they can't get from AM/FM radio.

Live365 is committed to the principles of Freedom of Expression, Fair Use, and Fair Compensation to artists. We'll keep you apprised of developments of our continued talks with SoundExchange.

We've also heard your ideas for making Live365 an even better feature-rich site for webcasters and listeners alike. So stay tuned for a completely redesigned new Web site in the near future.

Thanks for your continued support.

Best regards,
Monty Ma and the Live365 Team