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The Chinese government pulled the plug on CNN’s feed inside their country when AC360 aired David McKenzie’s report on the crackdown on Christians in Eastern China. Christian leaders there are facing the worst persecution in decades. It features exclusive video of police clashing with church members.

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September 16, 2014 at 18:22

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For a decade, she thought the crash that killed her boyfriend was her fault. Now regulators say a faulty GM ignition switch may be to blame.

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Anderson Cooper 360

So far, hundreds of people have put in death and injury claims against G-M.

Today the lawyer hired to manage the company’s compensation fund tied more deaths to the defect and said he expects the number to rise.

One of the 19 people killed was Mikale Erickson. His girlfriend, Candice Anderson, was behind the wheel when they crashed in 2004. Mikale died and Candice was seriously injured. The police report says neither was wearing a seat belt and the car’s airbags did not deploy.

It was found that Candice had taken unprescribed Xanax the night before the crash, and she was prosecuted for homicide. She later pleaded guilty to felony negligent homicide and was sentenced to five years probation and fined.

You can watch Poppy Harlow’s report, and find out much more about this case at CNNMoney

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September 16, 2014 at 18:22

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One Manufacturing Job Equals Seven Jobs

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$1,000,000,000 for “Climate Resilience Fund?”
Dear President Obama:
One billion dollars could do a lot of good for this ailing economy. I propose that instead of a “Climate Resilience Fund,” that you take that 1 billion dollars and create a self-sustaining loan program within the SBA specifically for small business start ups. To help avoid fraud, this fund would not provide loans to existing businesses or LLC’s with hidden ownership.
Fast track this fund to quickly get the money to individuals with ideas or products to build, and it would spur tremendous growth. Also, since the fund would be be based on business loans, it would be self-sustaining.
Instead of a Climate Resilience Fund: One billions dollars would finance 1,000 new small business (20 new business per state) with $1,000,000 each of start up capital. Or, one billion dollars would finance 10,000 new small business (200 per state) with $100,000 of start up capital.
There are thousands of other individual like myself, who want to build physical things in the US. We want to manufacture our goods, export them across the globe and proudly use the stamp “Made in USA.”
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February 14, 2014 at 10:14

GOOG Up While Analysts Debate Click Revenues

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I own no stocks and am not a techie so don’t listen to me.  I did not graduate from a fancy school so don’t listen to me.  Just listen to what you’re not hearing from the professional stock analysts–the “in the know” crowd. 

China – You rarely hear about China’s battle with Google over what the average man or woman walled up in China can read without censure or fear of reprisal.

U.S. – We don’t hear much about low-cost or free open access to the internet, Google having maneuvered the major players to compete with each other over the whitespace auctions at FCC for (what used to be our free TV stations.)

Information Architecture – “What’s next?”–I eagerly anticipate–“Recording the Vatican’s archives?” Nope, I hear only yawns at the press conference where Google’s Vice President of Search and User Experience highlights Google’s dynamic model for indexing information–crucial to advancing Western civilization.  Increasing productivity and lowering costs, nobody hears about this because they’re too busy sleeping.

Google TV – Recently touted, this both challenges current content delivery channels as well as enhances them with potential exponential growth in audience members.  Take heed Rupert Murdoch!  Watch out stodgy Comcast/NBC!  Beware Jon Stewart you are not as edgy as you used to be!  (Well,  didn’t he have that less-sophisticated- good-lookin-Cuban American fired for saying he could get anybody fired?)  Google could become the world’s new BBC! 

Cars that drive themselves on the freeway –   Ok, you have heard about it.  This week-end, period. 

Underwriting of Wind Farms – The trouble with wind harnassed into energy is 1) too much land is required and 2) they pose such an eyesore on Cape Cod.   So why not just build them in the MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN?  (Why didn’t I think of that?) 

So don’t expect to hear a meaningful discussion about Google’s potential value from the experts.   Their high-end estimates likely will become tomorrow’s new lows.

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October 14, 2010 at 22:18

Sergey Brin and Benjamin Franklin – This Page Left Intentionally Blank

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Thanks to Google and Verizon, citizens of the world will benefit from dizzying innovation and competition in an open and free internet.   Just as Ben Franklin cleverly achieved open free access to public libraries by initially supplicating to the wealthy when he first devised “the Library Company,” Google and Verizon’s move to privatize access to information has created a stir of competition benefitting the great unwashed and privileged alike.  Big players are grateful just to have a place in the room!

Tinkering with the Web

At the inception of the U.S. industrial age, economists rewarded monopolies with overwhelming market share in exchange for developing the country’s industrial infrastructure.  Right or wrong the USA allowed rogues to grow into dynasties at the expense of innovation and ultimately consumer choice.  Examples include the railroads, oil, steel, chemicals, and most appropriately Ma Bell.  

Now the FCC’s job will be a lot easier with competitors monitoring each other for anti-trust infractions.  Hopefully start-up’s will be welcomed and indeed sought after when the FCC prepares its roadmap for the future of information delivery.   Start-up’s at their inception offer us a glimpse into future innovations.  Lots of white-space needs to be allowed into the legislation for us to grow and not unwittingly stifle technology, ease of use, and future access to the internet.

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August 26, 2010 at 11:53

The Winds of Over-Regulation R. Smith-American Thinker

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August 5, 2010 at 20:33

Of Bubbles and Bailouts | Dollars & Sense

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August 5, 2010 at 20:03