It is great that w have reached the 7 million sign up mark, we need this to work, it does not matter what side of the fence you are on, this is here to stay…but most importantly, when will they release the actual numbers of how many of those 7 million have paid and what is the age break down of the sign ups? Without this information we really don’t know if this thing is working or what its going to take to fix it….and this is a very expensive thing to be left in the dark about
The outrage if this was Palin
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I’m not the most tech savvy out there and Google Buzz popped up on my Gmail today…so whats it about you say?
Well, I have no idea, but luckily some people out there do and it seems pretty cool
Supposedly, the thing about Buzz is that it adjusts what posts you see, based on where you are, based on the GPS coordinates of the phone you just logged in on.
“And that’s where your smartphone comes in. If you log onto Google Buzz, the company will find you via your GPS, translate that from lat-long coordinates into English , “I’m outside Waldorf-Astoria,” and use that for all sorts of services. Your friends can now see where you are and hook up for a chance meeting (one of the attractions of services like Foursquare). If you’re looking for a good nearby restaurant, Google Buzz will let you scan all the public posts about establishments in your area. You can even navigate this visually, placing yourself on Google Maps and scanning a universe of public comments about anything posted in your immediate vicinity.”
Well we have all seen the email chain go around when it is a phot of Bush waving with the quotes under it “Miss Me Yet”, but it seems one
one tea party member fan has taken it to the next level and made a billboard along the 35 in Wyoming.
Well, why not….U.S does it.
China has signaled it wants to go the US way and set up military bases in overseas locations that would possibly include Pakistan. The obvious purpose would be to exert pressure on India as well as counter US influence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
“(So) it is baseless to say that we will not set up any military bases in future because we have never sent troops abroad,” an article published on Thursday at a Chinese government website said. “It is our right,” the article said and went on to suggest that it would be done in the neighborhood, possibly Pakistan.
“As for the military aspect, we should be able to conduct the retaliatory attack within the country or at the neighboring area of our potential enemies. We should also be able to put pressure on the potential enemies’ overseas interests,” it said.
I guess we really do have to leave it up to the people we elect to make sure any money given to them does not influence them…Im sure there is a joke it that line somewhere.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court threw out a 63-year-old law designed to restrain the influence of big business and unions on elections Thursday, ruling that corporations may spend as freely as they like to support or oppose candidates for president and Congress. The decision could drastically alter who gives and gets hundreds of millions of dollars in this year’s crucial midterm elections.
By a 5-4 vote, the court overturned two of its own decisions as well as the decades-old law that said companies and labor unions can be prohibited from using money from their general treasuries to produce and run their own campaign ads. The decision threatens similar limits imposed by 24 states.
Well I guess the supreme court and congress are not looking out for anyone but themselves.
Advocates of strong campaign finance regulations have predicted that a court ruling against the limits would lead to a flood of corporate and union money in federal campaigns as early as this year’s congressional elections.
”It’s the Super Bowl of bad decisions,” said Common Cause president Bob Edgar, a former congressman from Pennsylvania.
The opinion goes to the heart of laws dating back to the Gilded Age when Congress passed the Tillman Act in 1907 banning corporations from donating money directly to federal candidates. Though that prohibition still stands, the same can’t be said for much of the century-long effort that followed to separate politics from corporate money.
The decision’s most immediate effect is to permit corporate and union-sponsored political ads to run right up to the moment of an election, and to allow them to call for the election or defeat of a candidate. In presidential elections and in highly contested congressional contests, that could mean a dramatic increase in television advertising competing for time and public attention.
Grab some popcorn and watch that special interest money roll in…does that mean now we get an Obama channell everyday of the year instead of just through the election period?