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For CEOs, it's OK to have "inadvertent errors" on your résumé.

For everyone else, you'd better not LIE on your résumé, or you're fired!

http://marketday.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/08/11595091-yahoo-ceo-scott-thompson-apologizes-for-resume-error-tumult?lite

Updated at 2:25 p.m. EDT: Scott Thompson may still be keeping his job at Yahoo after apologizing for the brouhaha over errors in his academic credentials, but at least one Yahoo exec is getting defenstrated. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times reported Tuesday that Patti S. Hart, the director who headed the search committee that led to Thompson landing the CEO job, will not stand for reelection. Both publications cited unnamed people familiar with the situation.

Limbaugh illegally using censorship.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2012/04/limbaugh-copies-michael-savages-bogus-copyright-theory

We've seen some ridiculous DMCA takedowns over the years, but we might have a new champion. On Monday, radio host Rush Limbaugh -- who over a three-day period beginning in late February attacked Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke on air for the apparently unforgivable sin of testifying before Congress to advocate for legislation she supported (a bill mandating health insurance coverage for contraception) -- turned to copyright law to go after one of his most vocal critics, the left-leaning political site Daily Kos. The site's offense? Publishing a damning montage of Limbaugh's controversial comments about Ms. Fluke.

ALEC is a tax-exempt 501c3 charity.

http://www.npr.org/2012/04/19/150984876/conservative-group-criticized-for-tax-exempt-status


When companies donate to the American Legislative Exchange Council, the conservative group that helps state lawmakers push legislation like voter ID or stand-your-ground bills, they get just as much as a tax write off as when they donate to a church or the Red Cross.


If the SCOTUS overturns the ACA, is medical tourism safe?

I have a friend who is six figures in debt due to back surgery. It seems Costa Rica provides spinal fusions for a fraction of the cost of the US:

http://www.medicaltourismassociation.com/userfiles/files/Pricing%20Chart%202010.pdf

Why does King keep saying this sh**??!!??!!

Can't he just be quiet about his beliefs on homosexuality? Then no one would have to know that he's a homophobe.

http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/04/04/457698/steve-king-dadt-workers/?mobile=nc

LE MARS, Iowa — To Rep. Steve King (R-IA), the problem is not that it’s legal for employers to fire an employee for being gay. It’s that the employee made his sexual orientation publicly known in the first place.

ThinkProgress spoke with the Iowa congressman Monday about whether it should be legal for businesses to discriminate in their hiring and firing decisions. King said that “they shouldn’t be able to do that a private business” because “they need to have freedom to operate.”

We asked if this meant that he opposed the idea of forbidding businesses from firing an employee because of her sexual orientation. “How do you know someone’s sexual orientation?” he countered, before proposing an idea similar to the recently repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy regarding gays in the military. “I would think that unless someone makes their sexuality public, it’s not anybody’s business, so neither is it our business to tell an employer who to hire.”

Limbaugh (30 yrs of name-calling via US airwaves) still has a job, but Olbermann is fired???

Coulture is on Sunday morning "news" shows. Her books are entitled things like, "How to talk to a Liberal if you absolutely have to".

I usually find myself laughing, or at least, smiling during Jon Stewart clips, but not his assessment of Olbermann. To anyone that says that progressives should take the higher ground, I say I agree. But where is the parity? Limbaugh should be fired as well. Stewart's clip reminds me that I can be berated, and fired for having a non-Conservative political voice while Conservatives can sully anyone's character with impunity via our public airwaves.

http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-january-21-2010/special-comment---keith-olbermann-s-name-calling

LIMBAUGH NO LONGER SCOURGE OF US AIRWAVES DUE TO ADVERTISER BOYCOTT!!

Just kidding. April Fools.

Since the FCC is a sole subsidiary of the Republican Party, maybe that national regulatory agency should be privatized. It's a waste of tax dollars.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sarah-oleary/rush-limbaugh-sandra-fluke_b_1318959.html

...thanks in large part to the deregulation of the FCC under President Reagan, the FCC has about as much power as a square of one-ply toilet paper in a manure storm. Sadly, whatever authority the FCC does have it rarely chooses to use in any meaningful way against conservative haters disguised as political pundits. Shock jock Howard Stern was fined a record-setting $2.5 million for his on-air indecencies, yet it's unclear if Rush Limbaugh has been fined ever. (Media experts believe the obvious disparity is a result of the power of conservative members of Congress who think he moves their agendas forward, along with those who are simply too afraid of ticking him off.)


Castle Doctrine legislation took another young life in WI on March 3

Friends said the 20-year-old had just left a party when the shooting happened. They told 12 News they believe a neighbor mistook him for an intruder and shot him to death.
It all happened on the 100 block of Kettle Moraine Drive.
Police said the homeowner called them saying he shot an intruder on his porch. But Morrison's friends, who were with him at the party that night, said Morrison would not have tried to break into the home.

Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/30601812/detail.html#ixzz1prfCuTv1



Judge rules that Bob Kerrey (Nebraska) can run for the US Senate.

Republicans must be scared of Kerrey as they sure went to great lengths to keep him off the ballot.

http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/judge-rules-kerrey-can-be-on-ballot/article_ac33f350-e5ce-5c39-9d95-059fff0c6547.html

Great job South Dakota! In a land where right-wing talk shows, & news has a monopoly

Brookings, SD is airing DemocracyNow! Breaking the sound barrier with the first station in the state airing DN.

http://www.democracynow.org/stations/south_dakota
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