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Tom Tomorrow: The Invaders!

Daily Kos Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/27/1123858/-The-invaders

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#IAmNotARepublicanBecause I don't want stories about me prefaced by,"this is not the Onion".

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Jury: Samsung's Phones Infringed on Some Apple Patents; Jury awards Apple $1.051 Billion

Source: Reuters

@Reuters: Jury verdict says some Samsung phones infringed Apple design patent on icons, watch http://t.co/NzQPj2jZ for updates $AAPL

@Reuters: Jury says Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 did not infringe Apple design patent on industrial tablet design, watch http://t.co/NzQPj2jZ $AAPL

Samsung's phones infringed on some Apple patents: jury
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA | Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:53pm EDT

SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) - A U.S. jury said on Friday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd had infringed some of Apple Inc's patents.

The verdict is still being read in a San Jose, California, federal courtroom and not all of the key legal findings have been announced.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE87N13V20120824

Jeremy Scahill: "Long time since I watched U.S. Cable News..."

@jeremyscahill: long time since I watched US Cable News. Apparently there is only one country in the world. And it is full of crazy.

Tropical Storm Isaac Could Hit Republican Convention

Source: AFP

Tropical Storm Isaac could hit Republican convention

(AFP) – 6 hours ago 
MIAMI — A tropical storm swirling in the eastern Caribbean has raised the remote possibility that this year's Republican National Convention could be more blustery than usual.

Tropical Storm Isaac was east of Guadeloupe on Tuesday, and forecasters say it could become a hurricane on track to hit Florida next week, when Republicans gather in Tampa.

The US National Hurricane Center's five-day forecast shows the storm blowing over the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba but does not extend to Monday, when the four-day convention kicks off.

"It is too early to determine what, if any, impacts might be experienced in the Tampa area next week during the RNC," said Dennis Feltgen of the US National Weather Service.

Read more: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j9u7wgOiiYT7wS_oWrveM1TBo14A

Tom Tomorrow: The Ghost of Ayn Rand

Daily Kos Link: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/20/1121624/-Haunted-by-his-muse

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Howson Apologises Over (Christine) Assange Nazi Taunts

Source: Australian Broadcasting Company

Howson apologises over Assange Nazi taunts

Posted 49 minutes ago

A Melbourne radio host who taunted Julian Assange's mother with a Nazi slogan has apologised and been taken off-air for a month.

3AW host John-Michael Howson caused outrage on Sunday, attacking Christine Assange's decision to cancel a pre-planned phone interview due to his treatment of a previous guest.

"I won't be doing an interview with you because you're acting like a pig," said the mother of the WikiLeaks founder. Mr Howson responded by screaming on air, "Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!" as Ms Assange hung up the phone.

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"I unreservedly apologise," Mr Howson, who co-hosts 3AW's Sunday morning program, said in the statement.

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-20/radio-host-apologises-for-nazi-taunts/4210858

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus When George W. Bush Wanted It in 2002

Source: Ryan Grim / Huffington Post

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus -- When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO)

Posted: 08/18/2012 11:16 pm Updated: 08/19/2012 8:20 am

WASHINGTON - When Congressman Paul Ryan has been asked the past few years about the value of stimulus to the sagging economy and the nation's jobless, the Wisconsin Republican has dismissed it as meaningless, and dubbed it "sugar-high economics."

But that's when President Obama is pushing for the spending. When it was President George W. Bush arguing for more stimulus to boost a slow economy in the early 2000s, Ryan's economic analysis was entirely different.

"What we're trying to accomplish today with the passage of this third stimulus package is to create jobs and help the unemployed," Ryan said, in comments unearthed by MSNBC's 'Up with Chris Hayes' and provided to HuffPost. "What we're trying to accomplish is to pass the kinds of legislation that when they've passed in the past have grown the economy and gotten people back to work."

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"It's more than just giving someone an unemployment check," he said then. "It's also helping those people with their health insurance while they've lost their jobs and more important than just that unemployment check, it's to do what we can to give people a paycheck."

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/paul-ryan-bush-stimulus_n_1803761.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012

Julian Assange Calls on U.S. to 'End Its Witch Hunt' Against WikiLeaks Organization

Source: Associated Press

@AP BREAKING: Julian Assange calls on United States to 'end its witch hunt' against WikiLeaks organization.

19 August 2012 Last updated at 09:42 ET

Julian Assange makes statement from embassy balcony

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has made his first public statement since entering the Ecuadorean embassy in London in June to seek asylum.

He called on US President Barack Obama to "do the right thing" and for his government to "renounce its witch hunt against Wikileaks."

Mr Assange spoke from a balcony at the embassy and thanked Ecuador's president, who has granted him asylum.

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Mr Assange said: "As Wikileaks stands under threat, so does the freedom of expression and the health of all our societies. We must use this moment to articulate the choice that is before the government of the United States of America. Will it return to and re-affirm the revolutionary values it was founded on? Or will it lurch off the precipice, dragging us all into a dangerous and oppressive world in which journalists fall silent under the fear of prosecution and citizens must whisper in the dark."

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19310335#TWEET200143


Aug 19, 9:41 AM EDT


LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called on President Barack Obama to end a "witch hunt" against his secret-spilling website, after appearing in public for the first time since he took refuge inside Ecuador's embassy in London two months ago.

The 41-year-old Australian was on Thursday granted asylum by Ecuador as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sexual misconduct allegations.

"I ask President Obama to do the right thing, the United States must renounce its witch hunt against WikiLeaks," Assange said Sunday, speaking from a small balcony.

He also called on the U.S. to release Pfc. Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who has been charged with aiding the enemy by passing the secret files to WikiLeaks and is awaiting trial.Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/19/julian-assange-us-wikileaks_n_1806482.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

Julian Assange: U.S. Must End 'Witch Hunt' Against Wikileaks

The Huffington Post | By Alana Horowitz
Posted: 08/19/2012 9:31 am Updated: 08/19/2012 9:54 am

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Assange said the U.S. is it at a crossroads.

"Will it return to and re-affirm the revolutionary values it was founded on? Or will it lurch off the precipice, dragging us all into a dangerous and oppressive world in which journalists fall silent under the fear of prosecution and citizens must whisper in the dark."

He also addressed the recent incarceration of Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot.

"There is unity in the oppression, there must be absolute unity and determination in the response," he said.

Full comments: https://twitter.com/RTLondonBureau/status/237180703266205697/photo/1/large


"The FBI must dissolve its investigation. The United States must vow that it will not prosecute our staff or its supporters. The United States must pledge before the world that it will not pursue journalists for shining a light on the secret crimes of the powerful."

Sunday's Doonesbury - Mark Tells Jim Crow: 'Not a Single Case of Impersonation Fraud'

Slate Link: http://doonesbury.slate.com
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