Tuesday, November 08, 2005
NBC and CBS are making TV shows available for viewing for 99 cents without commercials. If Blinkx got access to them, it could notify you when a TV show matches your search criteria via RSS feeds.This is a few weeks after Walt Disney Co.'s ABC began offering commercial-free Internet downloads of its biggest hits, "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," for $1.99 a piece.
The news also came the same day that file-sharing service Grokster Ltd. agreed to stop distributing software that allows users to copy songs without permission as part of a settlement with the recording industry.
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Saturday, September 10, 2005
Bush First Responder Halliburton Moves Fast to Relieve Government of $62.3 Billion New Orleans Fund Burden - (CNN)"Firms with White House ties get Katrina contracts"
"FEMA taps Halliburton subsidiary, Shaw Group, Bechtel for cleanup"
"Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."
1. Two days after Cheney surveys damage in Gulfport, New Orleans"We can do it," he said, first in Gulfport, Miss., and then in New Orleans, where he stood on a bridge on a levee on the edge of a flooded section of the city.We? You mean Halliburton?
2. Immediately after Bush used national emergency authority to waive sections of a federal law that requires payment of prevailing wages on government contracts, wages based on surveys that take into account union and non-union pay. The waiver applies to disaster areas in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. - Democrats immediately urged Bush to rescind the order. "Hurricane Katrina took away their jobs, now President Bush will take away their wages when they find new jobs," said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat. Halliburton profit will now be all that much larger. "Halliburton alone has earned more than $9 billion" in Iraq.
3. So fast! Bush can move fast, as long as it suits his base.
Halliburton, the money seeking missile
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Tuesday, September 06, 2005
We the people
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Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Bill Gates will be frisking you with a simple point and click - The Globe and Mail"It sets an extremely negative precedent," Pam Dixon, executive director of World Privacy Forum, a non-profit public-interest research centre in San Diego, said of the company's initiative. "Microsoft is saying, 'Before I let you do anything at all, you have to open your computer to us.' I really object to this."
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Friday, May 27, 2005
U.S. unprepared against new flu - experts
The government is charged with protecting its citizens.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2005
Georgia grenade was real and threat to Bush - FBIThe FBI said on Wednesday a grenade thrown at President Bush during a visit to Georgia last week had been a threat to the American leader and had only failed to explode because of a malfunction.
A White House spokesman also said then that Bush, who had visited the ex-Soviet republic to show support for its pro-Western government, had never been in danger.
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Bush demands vote on judges
Bush Administration Out of Line With Request to 'Newsweek'Now, the Bush administration wants the respected weekly news magazine to act as an organ of U.S. policy. 'We appreciate the step that Newsweek took yesterday,' White House spokesman Scott McClellan said. 'It was a good first step. And what we would like to see now is for Newsweek to work to help repair the damage that has been done, particularly in the region, and Newsweek certainly has the ability to help undo what damage can be undone.'
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Monday, May 16, 2005
White House says Newsweek report damaged U.S. image
It is the current administration that has brought the world to such a fragile state that such a story, wrong as it may be, could touch off such deadly reactions around the world.
More and more major media organizations are being attacked by the current administration as being unreliable. What past administration has ever done this to such an extreme degree? Can this be a strategy to pave the way for dictating without comment?
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Friday, May 13, 2005
The US has announced that it is to re-impose quotas on three categories of Chinese textile imports, arguing that thousands of jobs are at risk but US does nothing when High-tech industry lost 333,000 jobs in 2003 and 25,000 jobs in 2004
My mistake, they are doing something, they are causing more high-tech jobs to be lost this week!The U.S. ... is opening wide its doors Thursday (May 12, 2005) for 20,000 foreign nationals who wish to obtain H-1B visas. ...many of the applicants have high-tech and IT expertise.
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Thursday, May 05, 2005
IED in NYC
Blasts at UK Consulate in NYCThe explosions occurred as voters in Britain were casting ballots in a general election...
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