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Summers vs. Yellen Scorecard: Who’s Supporting Whom?

Summers vs. Yellen Scorecard: Who’s Supporting Whom?
by Barry Ritholtz - August 24th, 2013, 12:00pm

Via, Real Time Economics, here is the latest scorecard on who supports the leading two Fed Chief candidates: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2013/08/22/summers-vs-yellen-scorecard-whos-supporting-who/

via: http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/08/summers-vs-yellen-scorecard-whos-supporting-whom/

Toddler recovering from pit bull mauling gets shot in the head

The 3-year-old boy is in critical but stable condition at Cornell Medical Center after being shot inside his second floor apartment in Flatbush-Ditmas Park section of Brooklyn, reported WABC. 911 received a call from the apartment on E. 21st St. at 3:30 a.m., WABC said.

The toddler, a babysitter and a man were inside the apartment at 520 E. 21st St. in Flatbush when shots rang out at around 3 a.m., authorities told NBC New York.

Neighbors identified the child as Terrell, and told the New York Post that the two adults apparently panicked after the incident, sources said, leaving the blood-spattered crib. The child’s mother was not home at the time, the Post reported. The child wore a colostomy bag from a pit bull mauling several months ago, the Post reported.

“(His mother) had a pit bull and the dog attacked the baby,” neighbor Jay Nichols, 36, told the Post. “The dog bit him in the side. He had to wear a colostomy bag…He’s three years old. He shouldn’t have to live in these kind of conditions.”


WOW-DOWD! "For Some Of The Rodeo Clowns-Obama's Real Crime Is-PRESIDING WHILE BLACK"

Reindeer Games
Published: August 24, 2013


The Democrats never impeached W. and they had real grounds: starting a war on false premises and sanctioning torture. “The Republican Party is in a constant struggle between its ego and its id,” Axelrod says, “and the id has mostly won out lately.”

It isn’t the president who should leave. It’s the misguided lawmakers trying to drive him out.

For some of the rodeo clowns clamoring for impeachment around the country, Barack Obama’s real crime is presiding while black.

the rest:

BBQ- and it's not even Labor Day Yet

The "Other Half" Of The Dream

-- the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, John Lewis, A.
Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins and Whitney M. Young Jr. -- were
instrumental in planning the march. But there was a seventh. Dr. Dorothy
Height, President of the National Council of Negro Women, worked right
alongside the men. But only they got the glory. Height was routinely
cropped out of pictures of the group, until she learned to stand in the
middle to make her erasure impossible."


San Diego, My Home Town

Filner Was Not the Only SD Mayoral Candidate With Alleged Sex Issues

But there never has been a public accounting of how during 2009 DeMaio allegedly would leave the San Diego City Council dais during meetings to masturbate in a men’s room — events known by elected officials and suspected by members of the media.

In the months before last November’s mayoral election, Ben Hueso, the City Council’s president in 2009, acknowledged to this reporter that he witnessed DeMaio engaging in the practice twice. Hueso, now a Democratic state senator, and others suspected DeMaio’s alleged inappropriate activity was more frequent.

Describing the scene that spring when he walked in on DeMaio, who was in front of a urinal with his pants down, Hueso said: “DeMaio was masturbating. He jumped, caught by surprise. He jumped to the sink … saying 'I’m sorry, I’m sorry' about six times. Then washed his hands, darted out.”

Hueso again confirmed this account last week.


Former NSA analyst urges colleagues to blow the whistle

An Open Letter to My Former NSA Colleagues
Mathematicians, why are you not speaking out?

By Charles Seife|Posted Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at 11:08 AM

We all understand that real human beings can die because of a seemingly minor breach of secrets we've been entrusted with. We also realize that intelligence gathering sometimes means using underhanded tactics to try to protect the nation. But we all knew that those tactics were constrained by law, even if that law isn't always black and white. The agency insisted, over and over, that the weapons we were building—and weapons they are, even if they're weapons of information—would never be turned on our own people, but would only be used upon our enemies.

What do we do now that we have to face the fact that the Agency broke its word?

If this is really what the agency stands for, I am sorry to have helped in whatever small way that I did.

I can only guess how much more horrified the ex-NSAers I know—you, my former colleagues, my friends, my professors, and my mentors—must be. Unlike me, you have spent much of your working lives helping the NSA build its power, only to see your years of work used in a way it was never supposed to be used. You could speak out now in a way that violates neither your secrecy agreement nor your honor



Not to be messed with-Normal rules of polite conduct don't apply to people who screw with them...

This leaves one last possible explanation -- those in power were angry and impulsively acted on that anger. They're lashing out: sending a message and demonstrating that they're not to be messed with -- that the normal rules of polite conduct don't apply to people who screw with them. That's probably the scariest explanation of all. Both the U.S. and U.K. intelligence apparatuses have enormous money and power, and they have already demonstrated that they are willing to ignore their own laws. Once they start wielding that power unthinkingly, it could get really bad for everyone.


JOHN LEWIS: 50 yrs later: "I am not going to stand by and let SCOTUS take the right to vote away"

Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) — who was the youngest speaker during the March on Washington in 1963 — delivered a passionate address about the importance of protecting voting rights at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial fifty years later, as thousands gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the historic event on Saturday.

“When I stood here 50 years ago, I said one man, one vote is the African cry. It is ours, too. it must be ours,” he began, before connecting the demands of 1963 to today’s struggles. “Almost 50 years ago, I gave a little blood on that bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the right to vote. I am not going to stand by and let the Supreme Court take the right to vote away from us!”

LEWIS: You cannot stand by. You cannot sit down. You have to stand up, speak up, speak out and get in the way. Make some noise. The vote is precious. It is almost sacred. It’s the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society and we’ve got to use it. Back in 1963 we didn’t have a cellular telephone, iPad, iPod, but we used what we had to bring about a non-violent revolution. And I said to all of the young people, you must get out there and push and pull and make America what America should be for all of us. We must say to the Congress, ‘Fix the Voting Rights Act’

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