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 Veteran TV Comedy Writer Jack Elinson Dead At 89

Tim Kenneally -- Reuters

Elinson, who cut his teeth writing jokes for Walter Winchell's newspaper column, rose to prominence in the 1950s working on such Golden Age fare as "The Jimmy Durante Show," "The Johnny Carson Show" and "The Colgate Comedy Hour." ...

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 Paul Motian, Influential Jazz Drummer, Dies At 80

Matt Schudel -- Washington Post

Paul Motian, whose subdued, shape-shifting drumming with pianist Bill Evans and other musicians influenced generations of jazz drummers, died Nov. 22 at a hospital in New York. Tina Pelikan, a spokeswoman for Mr. Motian's record label, ECM, said he had complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, a bone-marrow disorder. In a career of almost 60 years -- he performed less than two months ago -- Mr. Motian (pronounced "motion") worked with many renowned jazz musicians, including Coleman Hawkins, Roy Eldridge, Thelonious Monk, Lennie Tristano and Keith Jarrett. ...

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Frank Sinatra Made A Dirty Movie At 19, Says New Biography

John Thomas Didymus -- Digital Journal



A new biography of Frank Sinatra alleges that at 19, struggling to get his singing career started, he agreed to appear in a porn film. According to "Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer: All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol' Blue Eyes," he was paid $100 for his part in the 1934 movie "The Masked Bandit." The author of Sinatra's new biography, Darwin Porter, says he got the information from British actor Peter Lawford, a member of Frank Sinatra's gang of friends in the 1960s, the Rat Pack. The Rat Pack included Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. According to Peter Lawford's story, Sammy Davis Jr., who collected porn movies, had a copy of Frank Sinatra's movie.

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Obama's Strategic Misfires Behind The Mess That U.S. Is In, Says Bill Clinton In New Book

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Former President Bill Clinton says in a new book that last summer's political fight over raising the US debt ceiling made the nation look "weak and confused" overseas and he doesn't know why President Barack Obama didn't seek a hike in the limit when Democrats still controlled both houses of Congress. He says the final deal did little to create jobs or solve the longer-term debt crisis. In his book, "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy," Clinton analyses the factors that contributed to the nation's current economic woes and offers several policy prescriptions he says would create jobs and make the US more competitive.

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Was Vincent Van Gogh Murdered?

Christina Caron -- ABC News (US)



Video AND TEXT. Experts have said for more than 100 years that post-impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh walked to a wheat field on July 27, 1890, shot himself in the chest with a pistol, then died two days later in his room at the age of 37. But "Van Gogh: The Life," a new book by Pulitzer Prize-winning authors Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith -- who were honored in 1991 for a biography about American painter Jackson Pollock -- argues the troubled artist might have been murdered. The authors questioned why (and how) the Dutch artist would have obtained a gun, and pointed out that the gun was never found. They also challenged the idea that Van Gogh could have walked all the way back to his room in Auvers-sur-Oise, northwest of Paris, with a serious injury.

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Dyan Cannon Book Recounts Life With Cary Grant

Zorianna Kit -- Reuters



It was a fairy tale romance that turned in to a stormy marriage, and now Dyan Cannon has chronicled her relationship with Hollywood legend Cary Grant in her new book, "Dear Cary: My Life with Cary Grant." With an age difference of over 30 years, the duo had a magical courtship in the 1960s that eventually gave way to the dark side of Grant after they were engaged. Following three years of marriage and not long after the birth of their daughter Jennifer, the couple divorced and Cannon suffered a nervous breakdown.

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Herman Cain Memoir Hits Top 10 On Amazon.com

Hillel Italie -- Associated Press



"This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House," a newly released memoir by the businessman and Republican presidential candidate, was in the top 10 on Amazon.com as of Tuesday afternoon. Copies of the hardcover were out of stock until Friday, although the book also is available in the e-edition. The former head of Godfather's Pizza has been widely regarded as a longshot for the nomination, but is now among the GOP leaders in new surveys from North Carolina, West Virginia and Nebraska.

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"Goldie Had An Affair With Warren Beatty"; Kate Hudson Is A "Spoiled Brat." So Says Her Real Father, Bill Hudson

Alanah Eriksen -- Daily Mail (UK)



Bill Hudson makes the allegations in his explosive new memoir "Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family." The former musician divorced the actress when Kate and her brother Oliver were children and has not been in contact with them for years. Bill claimed Goldie, 65, once admitted cheating on him with Warren, her co-star from the 1975 comedy Shampoo.

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Geithner Ignored Obama Order To Plan To Wind Down Citigroup

Donal Griffin and Caroline Salas Gage -- Bloomberg News




Geithner didn't proceed with Obama's order to develop a plan to dissolve New York-based Citigroup in March 2009, several months after the bank had received a $45 billion taxpayer bailout, according to "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President" by Ron Suskind, a former Wall Street Journal reporter. Citigroup, led by Chief Executive Officer Vikram Pandit, posted $29.3 billion in combined losses for 2008 and 2009, much of them tied to subprime mortgages. U.S. taxpayers also guaranteed more than $300 billion of the lender's riskiest assets to prop up the company as it neared collapse.

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John F. Kennedy "Worried" About Lyndon Johnson Presidency

Agence France-Presse (FR)

President John F. Kennedy "worried for the country" should his vice-president Lyndon Johnson succeed him, according to taped interviews of Kennedy's widow to be aired next week on US television. In the interviews to be shown on ABC News, recorded months after Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas and succeeded by Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy said her husband had begun discussing how to ensure Johnson did not run for president in 1968. "Bobby told me this later, and I know Jack said it to me sometimes. He said, 'Oh, God, can you ever imagine what would happen to the country if Lyndon was president?'" she said, referring to Robert Kennedy, the president's brother. The transcripts are being released in a book this month entitled "Jacqueline Kennedy: Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy."

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How Fear Turned Jane Fonda Into A Sex Addict

Patricia Bosworth -- Daily Mail (UK)



"Jealousy is bourgeois," said Roger Vadim, who at 37 was ten years older and embarking on his third marriage. "If I have sex with someone else, it's not betrayal, because I love you." Uncertain of her identity and racked with insecurity, Jane said nothing. If she objected, she feared she might lose him -- and the thought of life without her gentle and charismatic lover filled her with terror. Only when they had been together three years did he confess he'd never been faithful to her. But these nameless women weren't important, he insisted, and he vowed that he'd never embarrass her in public by taking a mistress. On top of that, he had a shocking suggestion. Jane should try having adventures of her own to enjoy "sex for its own sake"; then he'd be able to tell her about his conquests, and they could share their experiences. Adapted from "Jane Fonda: The Private Life of a Public Woman," by Patricia Bosworth.

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9/11 Children's Coloring Book Angers U.S. Muslims

Alison Flood -- Guardian (UK)



A coloring book about the events of 9/11, complete with pictures of the burning twin towers and the execution of a cowering Osama bin Laden for children to fill in, has provoked outrage among American Muslims. "We Shall Never Forget 9/11: The Kids' Book of Freedom" has just been released by the Missouri-based publisher Really Big Coloring Books, which says it is "designed to be a tool that parents can use to help teach children about the facts surrounding 9/11". Showing scenes from 9/11 for children to color in and telling the story of the attacks and the subsequent hunt for Osama bin Laden, "the book was created with honesty, integrity, reverence, respect and does not shy away from the truth", according to its publisher, which says that it has sold out of its first print run of 10,000 copies.

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Dick Cheney's Reveals The Secure "Undisclosed Location" He Went To After 9/11

Laurie Whitwell -- Daily Mail (UK)



In his book, "In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir," Mr Cheney writes that if he was at his "undisclosed location", he could join conferences by video. "If I was traveling or at an undisclosed location, the president would often be briefed in the White House Situation Room, so I could join by secure videoconference," he writes. The memoir is dominated by the attacks of September 11, 2001, and Mr Cheney's role in shaping the intelligence and national security response.

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Why Do Cats' Eyes Glow In The Dark? The Weird Truth About Animals' Sight

Malcolm Welshman -- Daily Mail (UK)



Cats and dogs can only see the colors a color-blind person can see: yellows, blues and violets. So no reds, greens and oranges. This is because, while the retinas of dogs and cats are like ours, in that they contain two types of light-receptors called rods and cones, in the human eye there are more types of cones, which are the ones responsible for color vision. But cats and dogs have more rods, the receptors responsible for seeing in the dark. This means that our pets have poorer color vision than us, but superior night vision, and are also much better at tracking movement. But while humans struggle to process violet wavelengths -- meaning that although the sky is violet, we see it as blue because it's easier for us to process -- birds can fully process them. Birds can also see ultraviolet light, which has even shorter wavelengths than violet light and is invisible to humans. It is this ability which allows roosters to detect sunrise and start crowing before we can see it. The author of this article is also the author of "Pets in a Pickle."

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Slow Sex: The Art And Craft Of The Female Orgasm

Rowan Pelling -- Daily Mail (UK)



First of all there was slow food. Then slow travel. So I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone wrote a book called "Slow Sex" - although, as one friend wistfully put it: "What other sort is there on the far shores of middle age and beyond?" Mind you, author and sex instructor Nicole Daedone clearly has something more artisanal in mind than the creaking coitus of your average married couple. She is teaching, as the book's subtitle has it, "The Art and Craft of the Female Orgasm," which, she claims, with the right partner and advanced technique, can last for anything up to four months. No, that's not a mistake: four whole months.

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Demint Book Reveals Widening G.O.P. Divide

James Rosen -- MccCatchy Newspapers



In his new book, "The Great American Awakening," Sen. Jim DeMint describes himself as an upstart freshman lawmaker on a lonely mission among "sorry rascals" infuriated by his bucking of venerable Senate practices in his bid to cut federal spending and limit colleagues' ability to fund local projects. Describing his book as a story of "the battle for America's soul," DeMint said he was tired of Washington after his first term and came close to not seeking re-election last year, but God persuaded him to stay in the fight. DeMint's criticism of President Barack Obama in the book is relentless as he accuses the president of trying to impose "European-style socialism" on the United States. Yet, DeMint also charges Obama's Republican predecessor, George W. Bush, with having abandoned conservative tenets."The Great American Awakening: Two Years that Changed America, Washington, and Me,"

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Jaycee Dugard's Extraordinary Testimony On Her Life As A Sex Slave

Daily Mail (UK)



Fresh details about the horrific kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, who was grabbed in the street and forced to be a sex-slave for 18 years, have been revealed in a leaked court document. The 31-year-old, who vanished aged 11 in 1991, will finally break her silence over her ordeal in a taped interview with veteran broadcast journalist Diane Sawyer on The World News Tonight. The interview comes ahead of the publication of her book "A Stolen Life: A Memoir," which reveals all about her traumatic years spent in the clutches of convicted rapist and prEacher Phillip Garrido and his wife Nancy.

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"Some Will Call Me A Torturer": CIA Man Reveals Secret Jail

Spencer Ackerman -- Wired



Glenn Carle, a former CIA operative, isn't sure whether he's the hero or the villain of his own story. Distilled, that story, told in Carle's new memoir "The Interrogator: An Education," is this: In the months after 9/11, the CIA kidnaps a suspected senior member of al-Qaida and takes him to a Mideast country for interrogation. It assigns Carle -- like nearly all his colleagues then, an inexperienced interrogator -- to pry information out of him. Uneasy with the CIA's new, relaxed rules for questioning, which allow him to torture, Carle instead tries to build a rapport with the man he calls CAPTUS. But CAPTUS doesn't divulge the al-Qaida plans the CIA suspects him of knowing. So the agency sends him to "Hotel California: an unacknowledged prison, beyond the reach of the Red Cross or international law. Carle goes with him. Though heavily censored by the CIA, Carle provides the first detailed description of a so-called "black site."

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Is The Internet Bringing Out Your Dark Side? A New Book Says Technology Is Changing Our Personalities ... For The Worse

Marianne Power -- Daily Mail (UK)



Elias Aboujaoude, a doctor at Stanford University's school of medicine and author of "Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality," believes it is transforming our personalities. He warns many of us are developing 'e-personalities' that are like the worst, drunken versions of ourselves. "Our e-personalities are an uninhibited version of who we are, a collection of personality traits that make us more child-like, impulsive, darker and narcissistic," he says. "This distorted version of who we are doesn't just stay online; it seeps into our real lives, too."

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La Toya Jackson Claims "Michael Was Murdered" In New Book

Daily Mail (UK)



During an appearance on "The Today Show" to promote her new memoir "Starting Over," La Toya told host Matt Lauer how her late brother had told her he was afraid of being assassinated over his multi-million dollar music publishing catalogue. "He told me exactly who he was referring to, he was terrified, he had this catalogue that they wanted," she said. "You have to remember this catalogue was more than 750,000 songs." La Toya, who recently appeared on "Celebrity Apprentice," claimed that "everyone who surrounded" the singer wanted control of the catalogue.

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Robert Jay March Responds:

Actually, I agree with you. The reason we put the "exploitation" articles in is that, since we began doing so, our traffic has gone up 30%, and with that, advertising revenue. Regretably, sex sells.
    I am a disabled, home-bound journalist, and MarchReport.com is how I make my living. I must use any means to get traffic up in order to survive, even if I find the method(s) distasteful. Also, as I have been celibate for 15 years, I find these articles even more offensive than you do. I've experimented with removing them, and traffic goes way down. I have to do what I must to survive, both individually and as a daily web site news platform. Just skip over the articles you find offensive.

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In response to your editorial on BHO's birth certificate, you seem to end it by saying "Oh, well, let's just move on." This attitude is the reason our country is in the shape it is in. If we don't find out for sure and prosecute all involved, to include the "criminal-in-chief", and incarcerate them, then we have no excuse for any future fraud perpetuated on our nation. I've heard that the "government is scared to prosecute" because of the anarchy that will ensure from blacks, well, it's time to deal with that too. Every time something happens in this country and blacks don't like the outcome, they mob, riot, loot and destroy public and private property; and blacks are not alone, as the liberal "march on wall street" group are no better. Our founding fathers stood up for something and we as a nation are letting them, ourselves, and our future down. Liberals as a whole are destroying the very foundation of what this country stands for and it needs to stop now.

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You need to read the Editorial again, as it seems you have missed the key point: I believe the birth certificate Obama released is real, and that the unflattened layers were left there as "red meat" for those unwilling to let it go. After stating that, I went on to discuss the "what if it's not" scenarios.
    The Founding Fathers actually lived in world of despots and not-so-benelovent dictators; their courage was forged in that cauldron. The "leaders" of our country today are made of a weaker alloy, where freedom is the assumed norm. The axiom "freedom is not free" is lost on them; only those of us who are the children of Holocaust survivors and Iron Curtain escapees comprehend that it is not. If it turns out that the birth certificate is not real, there is no one in a position of authority who has the courage to act on it: absolutely no one. If the Supreme Court ever actually displayed to courage to hear this case, they'd simply issue another Bush v. Gore type of ruling, and would let Obama remain in office.
    Your efforts would be better spent on seeing to it that he is not allowed to serve a second term.

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 Thanksgiving Auto Travel Tips

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 Sagging Economy Means Scaled-Back Thanksgiving Dinner For Many Americans

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Video AND TEXT. Some are holding potluck dinners instead of springing for the entire feast. Others are staying home rather than flying. And a few are skipping the turkey altogether. On this the fourth Thanksgiving since the economy sank, prices for everything from airline flights to groceries are going up, and some Americans are scaling back. Yet in many households, the occasion is too important to skimp on. Said one mother: "I don't have much to give, but I'll be cooking, and the door will be open." Thanksgiving airfares are up 20 percent this year, and the average price of a gallon of gas has risen almost 20 percent, according to travel tracker AAA. Rail travelers were also affected, with fares on most one-way Amtrak tickets up 2 to 5 percent. ...

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 Restaurant Worker Charged With Tainting Coffee

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YEST More Than 60 Bunnies Left On Colorado Highway

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YEST Day 5 In Search For Missing Florida Woman

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YEST Michelle Parker Went Missing After Being Humiliated On "People's Court"

Bianca Prieto -- Orlando Sentinel

The search for Michelle Parker gained national attention again this morning when her mother, Yvonne Stewart, appeared on the Today Show to discuss the search and her theory that her daughter is being held captive. "I know in my heart of heart that she's been carjacked, that the people saw an expensive car and a girl who looks like she has money and I know they've made a mistake and I know that they want to fix this and I forgive them. It's Thanksgiving. She wants to come home to her babies. We want her home," Stewart said on the show. Parker appeared on "The People's Court" on Thursday with an ex-boyfriend who is the father of the twins. The couple had a tumultuous relationship that was at times violent. Family members do not think her ex-boyfriend was involved in her disappearance. ...

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YEST Feds Declined Case Against Alleged Terror Plot

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 Protesters Defy Tear Gas, Stay On Cairo Streets

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 Mid-East Media Suspicious Of Egyptian Military Promise

BBC News (UK)

Many commentators in the Middle Eastern media voice suspicion of the Egyptian military promise to speed up the transfer of power to civilian rule, following days of deadly clashes in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Some writers suggest Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi's promises -- made in a live television address -- will defuse the political crisis in Egypt. However, others suspect that the military is merely buying time in which to ensure its political dominance. ...

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 Legendary Harry's Bar Toasts Centenary In Paris

Agence France-Presse (FR)

Video Harry's Bar at "Sank Roo Doe Noo" (5 rue Daunou) in Paris, a famous haunt for American expats including Ernest Hemingway, celebrates its 100th birthday. ...

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 Medvedev: Russia May Target U.S. Missile Defense Sites

Associated Press

Russia will deploy new missiles aimed at U.S. missile defense sites in Europe if Washington goes ahead with a planned shield despite Russia's concerns, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday. Russia will station missiles in its westernmost Kaliningrad region and other areas if Russia and NATO fail to reach a deal on the U.S.-led missile defense plans, he said in a tough statement that seemed to be aimed at rallying domestic support. Russia considers the plans for missile shields in Europe, including in Romania and Poland, to be a threat to its nuclear forces, but the Obama administration insists they are meant to fend off a potential threat from Iran. ...

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YEST Egypt Cabinet Offers To Resign As Mass Protests Planned

Owen Thomas -- Bloomberg News; Nov. 22, 2011. 3:30 AM EST

Video Egyptian activists called for mass protests to be held today as fighting between security forces and demonstrators protesting military rule, which left at least 24 people dead, spurred the government to offer to quit. ...

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YEST Egypt Army Agrees To Form "National Salvation Cabinet"

Agence France-Presse (FR)

Egypt's Supreme Council of the Armed Forces has agreed to form a national salvation government and hand power to a civilian authority by July 2012, politician Selim al-Awwa told the state MENA agency. The ruling military council, which is facing its worst crisis since it took power when veteran president Hosni Mubarak was ousted in February, is working to contain mass protests and clashes that have left at least 28 people dead in four days. "It was agreed at the meeting headed by the deputy of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Sami Enan... to form a government of national salvation which would implement the goals of the revolution," said Awwa, a presidential hopeful who attended the meeting. ...

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YEST Russia Brings Astronauts Safely Back To Earth

Agence France-Presse (FR)

Video Three astronauts have landed safely in the Kazakh steppe aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule after a stay of over five months aboard the International Space Station. ...

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YEST U.N. Panel Cites Rights Abuses In Burma, Iran, North Korea

Voice Of America

The committee said it still has concerns about what are called "systematic" human rights violations in Burma despite some moves toward reform there. It welcomed recent talks between Burma's government and democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi as well as the release of some political prisoners and promises by officials to implement reforms. However, the committee voiced concern over arbitrary detentions, rape, torture, and other rights abuses in Burma. ...

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 Study Finds Spikes In BPA From Eating Canned Soup

Alice Park -- Time Magazine

Exposure to BPA, an endocrine-disrupting compound that mimics the body's hormones, has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and obesity, and to potential problems during development in fetuses and young children. In Canada and Europe, the chemical has been banned outright from baby bottles, and while many manufacturers have removed BPA from baby products in the U.S., it hasn't been regulated yet by the government. Researchers led by Jenny Carwile, a doctoral student in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, sought to figure out just how much BPA you get from eating food from cans. ...

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YEST HIV Numbers Hit New High As AIDS Drugs Save Lives

Reuters

More people than ever are living with the AIDS virus but this is largely due to better access to drugs that keep HIV patients alive and well for many years, the United Nations AIDS program (UNAIDS) said on Monday. UNAIDS director Michel Sidibe said the past 12 months had been a "game-changing year" in the global AIDS fight. About 2.5 million deaths have been averted in poor and middle-income countries since 1995 due to AIDS drugs being introduced and access to them improving, according to UNAIDS. Much of that success has come in the past two years as the numbers of people getting treatment has increased rapidly. ...

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American Music Awards

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Video Taylor Swift and Adele took home the biggest awards last night at the American Music Awards. ...

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DVD

Laurel And Hardy Fan Group Keeps Laughs Alive

Susan King -- Los Angeles Times



They meet every Tuesday afternoon at the famous Culver Hotel in Culver City, seated at a center table in the restaurant, engaged in lively, loud luncheon conversation. They are members of the Sons of the Desert, the international Laurel and Hardy appreciation society, and a more devoted group is hard to find. The name derives from the 1933 comedy starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. They play friends with domineering wives who hope to attend a convention of their fraternal organization, called Sons of the Desert. The film society has "tents" all over the world, including several in California, with the Way Out West tent in Hollywood. A recent Sons gathering was particularly ebullient. The group was thrilled about the recent release of "Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection" DVD set which contains 58 comedy shorts and features starring the gangly Englishman Laurel and the portly Hardy that they made for producer Hal Roach from 1929 through 1940. Among the highlights are "Sons of the Desert," 1937's "Way Out West," 1938's "Block-Heads" and 1932's Academy Award-winning short "The Music Box," in which the boys try to deliver a piano up a massive flight of stairs.

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Weird and Odd NEWS

Benetton Pulls Pope-Imam Kiss Ad After Protest

Agence France-Presse (FR)

Video Italian clothes company Benetton backed down and pulled a photo montage showing the Pope kissing a leading Imam Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayeb from its new global ad campaign on Wednesday after the Vatican issued a stern condemnation. The campaign also shows various other world leaders kissing each other on the mouth, such as Barack Obama and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. ...

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Benetton Campaign Also Features Barack Obama Kissing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Angela Merkel Kissing French President Nicolas Sarkozy, And Palestian Leader Mahmoud Abbas Kissing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu -- All Full On The Mouth

Anthony Bond -- Daily Mail (UK)

Clothing firm Benetton says it hopes the campaign will held contribute towards combating hatred and lead to the creation of a culture of tolerance. Alessandro Benetton, deputy chairman of Benetton Group SpA and son of the founder of the family-controlled company, said: "It means not hating. In a moment of darkness, with the financial crisis, what's going on in North African countries, in Athens, this is an attitude we can all embrace that can have positive energy." The various ads are shown in this article. ...

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Lost JFK Assassination Tapes On Sale

Associated Press

Video A long-lost version of the Air Force One recordings made in the immediate aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination has been found. ...

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Certifi-Gate!

Pat Boone: "I Believe Obama Was Born In Kenya"; Says Birth Certificate Is A "Photoshopped Fraud."

Daily Mail (UK)

Video AND TEXT. Pat Boone, 77, who is a member of the Beverly Hills Tea Party, also alleged that the President was "spending millions of dollars" of taxpayers' money to cover up "the truth." Speaking on video, Boone said: "I was in Kenya about a year and a half ago and everybody said, "you know he was born here ... Why else would he be hiding all his records. He is spending millions of dollars so we do not have his records." ...

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E-Verify Flags Obama's Social Security Number As "Likely Fraudulent"

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

A private investigation reveals that the Social Security Number being used by Barack Obama does not pass a check with E-Verify, the electronic system the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created to verify whether or not prospective employees have the required authorization to work legally in the United States. Over the past few years, the E-Verify system has received national attention because of its ability to determine if prospective employees are illegal immigrants who have entered the United States without the legal authority to work. Entering Obama's Social Security Number into the E-Verify Self Check, the system indicated Obama's Social Security Number produced a mismatch that warranted a visit to the Social Security Administration to investigate the discrepancy. ...

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White House Linked To Deliberate Forgery Of Obama's Certification Of Birth From Snopes.com, Thinking It Was Real, Says The Man Who Created It

Jerome R. Corsi-World Net Daily

When the White House posted online an image of President Obama's purported long-form birth certificate, it also linked to the previously circulated "Certification of Live Birth," the short-form version that had been presented as the only birth documentation available. However, the short-form certificate to which the White House linked April 27 was a forgery, claims computer expert Ron Polland, Ph.D., who says he made the image himself. "The White House said the black-and-white image is a copy of Obama's 2007 [Certification of Live Birth], but it's not. It is the forgery I created, and I can prove that is the case," he declared. ...

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Court Orders Hawaii Officials To "Show Cause" Regarding Obama's Original Birth Records

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

California attorney Orly Taitz secured an order from United States District Court Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi demanding representatives of the Hawaii Department of Health appear in federal court Sept. 14 to show why Taitz should be prevented from seeing whatever original 1961 documents the agency has on record regarding Barack Obama's birth. Taitz returned to federal court in Honolulu after Hawaii DOH officials presented her with a letter refusing to comply with her subpoena on grounds that Hawaii privacy laws prevented officials from releasing Obama birth records to the public. ...

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Software Designer Claims Bogus Pixels Are "Simple Proof" Of Obama Birth Certificate Forgery

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

"I've read a lot about the purported Obama birth certificate, but I have not seen anywhere the simplest proof that it is a forgery: the overwhelming evidence provided by the presence of two 'white dot' groups in the image," Tom Harrison, a software designer with more than 30 years experience explained. "While many apologists have claimed the layering of the document is a natural outcome of optimized scanning, there is one thing that the scanning process cannot do, even if it is separating layers: it cannot create two separate colors for any given pixel," he said. The article contains an extensive tutorial on the methodology he used, and a pdf file of hiss full report can be downloaded from within the linked article. ...

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High-Level Software Engineer Demonstrates How Birth Certificates Of Twins Born In Hawaii Were Used For Obama "Forgery"

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

A prominent software engineer claims the Obama birth certificate released by the White House was forged by using as templates the birth certificates of twins born in Hawaii one day after the president. The engineer, a high-level programmer for a state government, spoke on condition of anonymity but contends his analysis is self-evident. He believes forgers used the registration numbers of the birth certificates belonging to Gretchen and Susan Nordyke, 10637 and 10638, to create the Obama birth certificate number, 10641. "The forgery should be obvious, even to the non-expert," he said. ...

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Software Engineer Presents 'Self-Evident' Analysis That Obama Birth Certificate Is A Forgery

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

The signature of President Obama's mother on the White House-released long-form birth certificate provides a mathematically certain proof of forgery, according to a prominent software engineer who works as a high-level programmer for a state government. The source spoke on condition his name not be used, fearing he might lose his job. He asserted that revealing his name is not necessary, because the analysis is self-evident. Many computer experts have noted that the PDF Obama birth certificate released April 27 has nine layers when viewed in Adobe Illustrator. "One of the changes, reflected by Layer 8, had me wondering the most," the software engineer told WND. "If you recall, this layer showed the mother's signature, along with the other two signatures on the image. Everything else was omitted, meaning the signatures were added as their own layer." ...

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Adobe Book Editor Positive: Obama Birth Certificate Is Phony

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

A nationally recognized computer expert who has served as contributing author and technical editor for more than 100 books on Adobe and Microsoft software says the Obama long-form birth-certificate image released by the White House is a fraudulent document created with Adobe software. "The PDF file released by the White House contains evidence of manipulation suggesting that one or more forgers utilized existing Hawaiian birth certificates to assemble fraudulently for Barack Obama a document the president presented to the world as authentic," Mara Zebest said. ...

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3 Ex-C.I.A. Agents Say Birth Certificate Is Forged

Bob Unruh -- World Net Daily

Retired Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, a national security expert and Fox News contributor, says the "Certificate of Live Birth" released in April by the White House as "proof positive" of President Obama's Hawaiian birth is a forgery, but the FBI is covering the fraud and no one in Congress is willing to tackle the situation because of fears of a "black backlash" if the failings of the nation's first black president are revealed. "We've had three CIA agents, retired, and some of their analytical associates look at it, and all came to the same conclusion, that even the long-form was a forged document ... No members of Congress will take this on. The word I get out of Washington is that they don't want to challenge this because it would be in fact a felony offense and in some cases may be even treasonous and [they are] afraid of a black backlash from some of the urban areas," Vallely said. ...

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Hawaii Refuses Subpoena For Obama Birth Certificate

Bob Unruh -- World Net Daily

The state of Hawaii claims that the birth certificate for Barack Obama in its files -- presumably the document that was copied and distributed by the White House and put in the public domain by Obama himself -- remains confidential. ...

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Criminal Complaint Filed With FBI Charges Obama Birth Record Forged

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

An international expert on scanners and document-imaging software filed a 22-page criminal complaint with the FBI, charging that the long-form birth certificate released by the White House is criminally fraudulent. "What the Obama administration released is a PDF image that they are trying to pass off as a Certificate of Live Birth Long Form printed on green security paper by the Hawaiian Health Department," Doug Vogt writes, "but this form is a created forgery." Vogt's criminal complaint asserts: "I have irrefutably proven that the Certificate of Live Birth that President Obama presented to the world on April 27, 2011, is a fraudulently created document put together using the Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator programs, and the creation of this forgery of a public document constitutes a class B felony in Hawaii and multiple violations under U.S. Code section Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 47, Sec.1028, and therefore an impeachable offense." ...

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Kogelo, Kenya: Obama's Birthplace?

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

An internal bulletin from the Kenyan National Security Intelligence Service, or NSIS, states that the Kenyan government in 2009 commissioned a cultural museum in the Obama home village of Kogelo to honor the "birthplace of President Barack Obama." ...

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Donald Trump Says Obama's Birth Certificate Is Fake

World Net Daily

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump, who staged a weeks-long public campaign questioning Barack Obama's eligibility to be president during March and April -- and rose to the top of the pool of potential candidates for the 2012 GOP nomination then as a result -- says he believes the "birth certificate" released by the White House is forged. Trump said his period of almost-complete silence on the issue following the release by the White House on April 27 of the image of a "Certificate of Live Birth" from the state of Hawaii was not because he was satisfied with the document. The image has been challenged by a number of experts in the field, and the original, of course, has yet to be seen, much less analyzed. ...

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Computer Experts Find Anomalies Embedded In White House Released Obama Birth Certificate

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

Recalling Dan Brown's bestselling novel "The DiVinci Code," computer experts have discovered strange anomalies in the Obama birth record released by the White House. They include a different birth registration number that shows up in "hidden text," remnants of the short-form certificate apparently bleeding through the long-form and a "smiley face" in the registrar's stamp that does not show up on other recently issued Hawaii birth records. Curiously, in a simple process run by Optical Character Recognition software that reveals hidden text, the registration number 10611 turns up, instead of 10641, the number displayed on the two birth records authorized for publication by the White House. When the copy is run through a color filter process in Paintshop Pro, the text of Obama's short-form certification of live birth, oddly, appears to bleed through the page. ...

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Missing the Plot While Chasing the MacGuffin

by Robert Jay March
Sunday, May 1, 2011

Just as we were about to post the Wednesday, April 27, 2011 issue of MarchReport.com, a bulletin came in to the effect that Barack Obama had finally released his long-form birth certificate. Since it was "press-time," I uploaded the issue, sent out that day's newsletters, and then went to the WhiteHouse.gov web site to download the birth certificate. I revised that day's issue to include the story, with a link to the pdf file of the birth certificate as released by the White House.

Having covered the story that we called "Certifi-Gate" since October 22, 2008, I was relieved that it was finally over ... or, so I thought. I was tired of being called a racist (despite the fact that I myself am racially mixed, being a mix of Polish, Ukrainian and Mongolian ancestry), a right wing conspiracy theorist (despite the fact that the story originated with Linda Starr, a staunch Hillary Clinton supporter and ultra-left-wing zealot who advocated the impeachment of President Bush, the arrest of Harriet Miers, Josh Bolton, and Karl Rove by the U.S. House of Representatives' Sergeant At Arms, and a Radio Left/Daily KOS partisan; and was initially prosecuted by Philip J. Berg, a Democrat, former deputy attorney general of Pennsylvania and former chair of the Democratic Party in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, who had worked on her campaign). I was sick of the death threats, although those had tapered off in proportion to the decline in Obama's popularity.

After uploading the revised April 27 issue, I took a closer look at the pdf file. Being a computer graphics specialist since 1971, and having made the transition from mainframe to desktop software in 1991, I had worked with Photoshop since version 2 and Illustrator since version 3, I immediately saw evidence of layering in the document. "Oh, Scheißdreck," I said to myself ("Scheißdreck" wasn't the word I used, actually, but some kids read this page, and I'm a father and grandfather myself). The following day I found, unsurprisingly, that others had spotted it as well. I even ran articles and videos over the next couple of days, which described the analysis performed by others.

The layers could be innocent enough, in that some modern scanning software breaks typographic elements into layers to facilitate optical character recognition; but, PhotoShop and Illustrator offer the option of flattening the layers into one. Was the failure to do this the result of a naive operator who was insufficiently familiar with the software, or who simply did not comprehend that the presence of these un-flattened layers would drive those who believed with all their hearts and souls that Obama was a usurper ... a Manchurian Candidate in office ... nuts. Was it simple sloppiness caused by the desire to get this out quickly and embarrass Donald Trump? If so, that sure backfired, having made Trump look like the titan who finally forced Obama's hand. Or, were the layers left in place deliberately, to make it look like the document had been falsified. Was it red-meat for die-hard conspiracy theorists? Was it a new MacGuffin for us to chase, while losing sight of the plot?

Alfred Hitchcock Redux.
With his 1935 film, "The 39 Steps," Alfred Hitchcock popularized the MacGuffin; both the term and the technique. Hitch described the MacGuffin technique as follows in a 1966 interview with François Truffaut:

"It might be a Scottish name, taken from a story about two men in a train. One man says "What's that package up there in the baggage rack?" and the other answers "Oh, that's a MacGuffin." The first one asks "What's a MacGuffin?" "Well," the other man says, "It's an apparatus for trapping lions in the Scottish Highlands." The first man says "But there are no lions in the Scottish Highlands," and the other one answers "Well, then that's no MacGuffin." So you see, a MacGuffin is nothing at all."

The MacGuffin is a person, place or thing that drives the narrative; but, as Hitchcock said in television interviews, "the audience don't care" what it is. I am of the opinion that we have been focusing so intently on tracking down the MacGuffin that we've lost sight of the plot.

Enter Stage Right.
By 2009, Obama had spent in excess of $1.3 Million to prevent his birth certificate from being released, and had succeeded in demonizing everyone who dared ask a question about it.

Enter Donald Trump, and suddenly, Obama releases it without a whimper. The "mainstream media," who as recently as the day before the release, had been saying for years that Obama had already released his birth certificate; that they'd already seen it, and that anyone who questioned Obama's legitimacy was a racist or a loon, suddenly was reporting on the release of his "private, long-form birth certificate" as if it was a mere footnote to the story, rather than the earth-shattering event that it was.

They either could not bring themselves to admit the obvious: that they had been dutifully reporting what the White House told them to report, much as Pravda would have done in the days of the Soviet Union, or they simply could not confront the truth about themselves. The days of reporters wearing out shoe-leather to follow a story where the facts lead have long since been over. This is the day of press-release journalism: A "source" supplies an alleged fact, another "source" confirms it over a three-martini lunch, and that gets reported as fact. The days of Edward R. Murrow, or even Walter Winchell, are over. These are the days of "Ted Baxter," the dim-witted news anchor played by Ted Knight (born Tadeusz Wladyslaw Konopka) on the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," come to life. One of the most valuable lessons learned from the whole Certifi-gate affair is that the "mainstream media," really the commercial media, are completely useless; and, I include Fox News in the bunch; they are simply the least rotten of the bad apples.

Is It Real, Or Is It Memorex?
Frankly, it doesn't matter. We've been "played," but they've shown their hand by going back to the well one too many times.

Why spend, by 2011, in excess of $2 Million to hide something, only to release an apparently tainted version of it when a political opponent was getting traction? In order to answer that, we have to look at what the Obama Administration has done with "ObamaCare"; they're using exactly the same methodology here.

Let me draw you an analogy as a way of easing you into an explanation of the methodology in play here. In the mid 1980's, I saw Geraldine Ferraro on the subway platform at the 71st Street and Continental Avenue station in Queens, N.Y., waiting for the E or F train, both of which stopped there in those days. Having been the first female candidate for Vice President on Walter Mondale's ticket, scrutiny of her husband John Zaccaro's finances contributed to the defeat of the Democrats.

In New York City, you only see celebrities on the subway at two points in their careers: when they're on their way up, and when they're on their way down. In both cases, they're looking for an ego-boost: a "recognition fix." Ferraro was very conspicuously trying to look inconspicuous, if you take my meaning. She was wearing dark glasses, which were very ill-advised on the dimly-lit platform, and was making exaggerated movements, such as pulling her fur collar up to her face, in a faux-attempt to conceal her identity. At that point, her career appeared to be over, and she had no way of knowing that brighter days were ahead. She needed the "recognition fix," and by her movements, sought to assure herself that she was still known and recognized, that she was still a "celebrity."

For three years now, the unreleased birth certificate of Barack Obama has been very conspicuously trying to look inconspicuous. With the help of the Democratic Party's lackeys in the media, the story that should not be talked about was talked about incessantly, making those of us who followed the story look like fools, racists, or both. Never mind that fact that the first candidate whose eligibility under Article II Section 1 of the Constitution (the "natural born" clause) was not Barack Obama, but John McCain. McCain responded by immediately releasing all of his documents, and the Senate responded by passing Senate Resolution 511 , by unanimous consent. The resolution, co-sponsored by then-Senator Barack Obama, recognized that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen, and eligible to run for and, if elected, serve as the President. From the bill: "Whereas John Sidney McCain, III, was born to American citizens on an American military base in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That John Sidney McCain, III, is a 'natural born Citizen' under Article II, Section 1, of the Constitution of the United States."

Is It Hocus Pocus, Or Is It Bogus POTUS?
So, what does any of this have to do with "ObamaCare"? The methodology being used to push "ObamaCare" forward is the very same methodology as that being used vis-à-vis the birth certificate.

On January 31, 2011, senior federal judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, Roger Vinson ruled that "ObamaCare" was unconstitutional in its entirety because it violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution. Having so ruled, an injunction was unnecessary; the Executive Branch was required cease all enforcement of the law because the law itself had been declared null and void. Nonetheless, the Obama Administration, who's most significant accomplishment thus far has been the new and innovative ways it has discovered to circumvent the Constitution, continued to enforce the unconstitutional "law." On March 3, 2011, Vinson stayed his order, giving the Obama administration seven days to file an appeal; just seven days. In his stay order, Vinson harshly criticized the Obama Administration, saying "It was not expected that they would effectively ignore the order and declaratory judgment for 2-1/2 weeks, continue to implement the act and, only then, file a belated motion to 'clarify.'" By dragging its feet and thus (yet again) circumventing the Constitution, the Obama Administration has effectively bought itself free reign to get "ObamaCare" so embedded in the health care system that it will be impossible to dismantle.

The same logic has been at work all along on the birth certificate. Assuming it's real, as I do, the reason for the long stall is obvious. The term "natural born citizen," at the time of the drafting of the Constitution, was commonly understood to mean the offspring of parents who were natural born citizens at their birth; note the plural: parents.

Obama's birth certificate clearly shows that he is the son of a mother who was an American Citizen, and a father who was a Kenyan Citizen. It is on this basis that attorneys such as Mario Apuzzo have filed litigation to have Obama disqualified. In all of my prior editorials and podcasts, I have made clear that I was not willing to take it this far: if the long-form birth certificate were to be released, and it showed Obama was born in the United States, I would be satisfied. That was, and remains, my position on the issue, but, since I am not a Supreme Court Justice, my opinion carries no legal weight.

This, obviously, is the reason why the birth certificate was withheld for so long. Although I consider it unlikely that a Court that has refused to hear legitimate suits on this issue based on spurious issues of "standing" would disqualify Obama based on the interpretation of Apuzzo, et al., the possibility existed. Thus, the "Mystery of The Birth Certificate" was crafted, to keep it from being released long enough that a disqualification of Obama would cause chaos. Were he to be disqualified, every law he signed would be null-and-void; effectively pocket vetoed. Our gutless Supreme Court would have issued another "one-off" ruling, as it did in the case of Bush v. Gore, where it resolved the 2000 presidential election in favor of George W. Bush, declaring that the ruling was "limited to the present circumstances."

Fooled Me Once, Shame on You; Fooled Me Twice, Shame On Me.
I am open to the possibility that the birth certificate released is a forgery, but I seriously doubt it. I am of the opinion that the birth certificate released is real, and that the layers that appear are a result of how modern scanning software scans documents. I also believe that the layers were not flattened to give renewed life to the MacGuffin we've been chasing for three years.

Until Wednesday, the preponderance of evidence lead to the conclusion that Obama had something to hide. Release of the certificate tips the scales. The preponderance of evidence now leads to the belief that he hid the certificate to prevent a challenge based on his father's nationality.

Continuing to pursue the birth certificate issue is a losing proposition, and will guarantee a second term to Barack Obama. It will make it look like all of the accusations of racism and conspiracy theories were correct, and will tarnish any candidate who pursues it.

About a decade ago, I took a vow to myself that I would not lie to anyone about anything, ever. It was a logical progression of a vow I took in the mid-1970's, when my daughter was born: that I would never lie to her about anything, ever. I never did, not even about Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. Approximately 10 years ago, my child by then being an adult and on her own, and anyone else I had to protect having passed on, I decided to risk applying that to my dealings with everyone. Over and over again, I have paid a very high price for doing so, but maintain that vow to this day in all my dealings.

In that spirit, it's time to admit that we were "had" by a master practitioner of deep-dish Chicago politics. We have nothing to be ashamed of. We followed the facts where they led. That they led exactly where Obama wanted them to lead is no fault of ours. Fooled me once, shame on you; fooled me twice, shame on me. As "The Who" suggested, "Don't get fooled again"

MarchReport.com will continue to cover developments in the Certifi-Gate issue, and will follow the facts where they lead, as we have always done; but, we will do so from the perspective cited above.

MarchReport.com is hardly the most important outlet covering this story, but the White House reads our stuff anyway. In the spirit of respect for an adversary, I request that whomever at the White House is tasked with doing so relay this message: "Well played, Mr. President."

 

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 Bachmann, Perry Clash Over Pakistan Aid

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Video Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are clashing over whether the United States should continue to provide more than $1 billion in aid to Pakistan. ...

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 Republicans Take Issue With Defense Cuts

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Video Republican presidential hopefuls warned in near unanimity against deep cuts in the nation's defense budget Tuesday night, criticizing President Barack Obama in campaign debate but disagreeing over the extent of reductions the Pentagon should absorb as part of an effort to reduce deficits and repair the frail economy. ...

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 Did Newt Gingrich Walk Into An Immigration Minefield At Debate?

Jim O'Sullivan And Alex Roarty -- National Journal

The former House speaker entered volatile territory on Tuesday at the GOP presidential debate when he voiced support for allowing long-term illegal immigrants to stay in the country -- a proposal his presidential rivals were quick to characterize as amnesty. The accusation is potentially troublesome for Gingrich, who has been surging in the polls, and one he's already seeking to rebut by saying that it's the only "humane" option. "The party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families who have been here a quarter century," said Gingrich, who denied his proposal amounted to amnesty. "I'm prepared to take the heat for saying, let's be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families." ...

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 Budget Causing Turbulence For Blue Angels

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YEST Obama Vows To Veto Bid To Escape Cuts

Doug Luzader -- FOX News via KSAZ-TV

Video Painful cuts at the Pentagon and a veto threat are just some of the fallout from the failure of the so-called Congressional Supercommittee to make cuts in the nation's budget deficit. ...

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YEST "Super Congress" Fails To Reach Accord On Cutting Deficit

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"After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee's deadline," Rep. Jeb Hensarling, (R-Texas) and Sen. Patty Murray, (D-Wash.) said in a statement. The 12-member supercommittee had a Nov. 23 deadline to produce a detailed proposal for a minimum of $1.2 trillion in budget cuts and/or tax increases over the next decade, on top of the $1 trillion in savings that formed part of August's accord to raise the U.S. debt limit. "Despite our inability to bridge the committee's significant differences, we end this process united in our belief that the nation's fiscal crisis must be addressed and that we cannot leave it for the next generation to solve," the statement from the co-chairs said. ...

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YEST Political Reaction To Super Committee's Failure Pours In

National Journal

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta for months has strongly warned against sequestration-imposed cuts to the military, but he supported Obama's threat to veto any stop-gap measures to simply remove the trigger for automatic spending cuts he said would "tear a seam in the nation's defense." Senate Armed Services Committee ranking member John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said they are "disappointed" that the super committee failed to reach an agreement and are working on a plan to mitigate the effects of the "draconian sequester" of $600 billion in defense spending, which would come on top of the $450 billion the Defense Department has committed to cutting over the next decade. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blamed President Obama's lack of involvement with the panel and Democrats' refusal to discuss a deal without tax increases for the panel's failure. ...

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YEST Defense Hawks Insist On Sparing Military From Cuts

Donna Cassata -- Associated Press

The confrontation will play out in a politically charged atmosphere, with Obama's Republican presidential rivals Mitt Romney and Rick Perry already criticizing the commander in chief for the looming defense cuts. Actually, those big federal deficit reductions wouldn't begin until January 2013. That allows plenty of time for lawmakers to try again to produce a debt plan, rework the cuts or hope that a new post-election cast of characters -- with possibly a different president -- will reverse them. Protectors of the Pentagon budget argue that last summer's debt accord between Obama and congressional Republicans already inflicted enough damage. That law set in motion some $450 billion in cuts to Pentagon accounts over the next decade. Defense hawks are backed up in part by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, who warned of a hollow fighting force but implored Congress to produce a debt plan avoiding "cuts that will tear a seam in the nation's defense." ...

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YEST Super Committee Not So Super ... As Planned

Douglas V. Gibbs -- Canada Free Press (CA)

The super committee was supposed to come up with a plan to cut $1.2 trillion out of the budget, which is not only a mere dent in what really needs to be cut, but isn't true cuts anyway. What they call cuts is simply reductions in spending that haven't been spent yet. Failure means either the triggers hammer what shouldn't be hammered, or Congress can do what it usually does and go back on its word ... in other words, go back on the legislation that they wrote just a few months ago. After two months of talks, all the members of the panel has managed to do is get on television talk shows, and blame each other for the failure. ...

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 German 10-Year Bond Auction A "Disaster"

William James -- Reuters

A "disastrous" sale of German benchmark bonds sparked fears on Wednesday the debt crisis was beginning to threaten even Berlin, with the Bundesbank forced to dig deep into its pockets to ensure the auction did not fail. In one of the least successful debt sales by Europe's powerhouse economy since the launch of the single currency, the low returns offered -- just 2 percent annually over 10 years -- deterred investors made uneasy by the escalating cost of the crisis to Germany. That meant the central bank had to pick up 39 percent of the 6 billion euros ($8 billion) of debt Germany had hoped to sell after commercial banks bought just 3.644 billion euros of the issue. "It is a complete and utter disaster," said Marc Ostwald, strategist at Monument Securities in London. ...

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YEST HTC Loss To Apple On Patents Casts Doubt On S3 Graphics Purchase

Bloomberg News

HTC Corp.'s loss in a patent infringement case against Apple Inc. casts doubt on its decision to spend $300 million to buy S3 Graphics Co. to boost its chances of a licensing deal to end the dispute. The U.S. International Trade Commission said yesterday that S3 Graphics's patent rights weren't violated by Apple, rejecting a request for an order that could have limited imports of some Mac computers, the iPhone and iPad. The commission gave no reason for its decision. HTC said it may challenge the ruling to a U.S. appeals court that specializes in patent law. ...

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 Sports Illustrated Model Jessica White In Sexy Bikini Shoot

Jade Watkins -- Daily Mail (UK)

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Sports Illustrated model Jessica White caught plenty of attention while posing for a swimsuit shoot. The former girlfriend of actor Sean Penn frolicked on Miami Beach in a white bikini and fishermen's netting as she played up for the camera. As this story's photos reveal, the 27-year-old flaunted her sensational figure in the two-piece as she emerged from the sea. ...

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YEST Jennifer Lopez In Barely-There Sequined Bodysuit At The American Music Awards

Sarah Fitzmaurice -- Daily Mail (UK)

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Video AND TEXT. Her risqué performance was the talk of the evening particularly because she took to the stage with her new man, dancer Casper Smart. But while Jennifer Lopez might have raised plenty of eyebrows with her provocative dance moves at the American Music Awards, her outfit of choice also got plenty of attention. The 42-year-old showed off her incredible figure in a see-through glittering bodysuit which appeared to have taken inspiration from an identical outfit worn by Britney Spears in her Toxic video. Have a look for yourself. ...

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YEST Wesley Snipes Slapped With Suit By American Express

Tim Kenneally -- Reuters

Wesley Snipes won't be leaving home with his American Express card anytime soon -- primarily because he's currently sitting in the slammer -- and that's probably a good thing. "Blade" star Snipes was slapped with a lawsuit in Orange County, Fla., Circuit Court on Friday by American Express, which claims that the actor racked up a $29,343 bill with them when he was still walking free. ...

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Stars Pay Last Respects To Heavy D At Funeral

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Video Heavy D was remembered Friday during a star-studded funeral service that included Jay-Z, Will Smith and Usher. Heavy D died last week in Los Angeles at the age of 44. His family said the death was due to complications from pneumonia. ...

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Lana Wood, Sister Of Natalie Wood, Speaks On Actress' Death, Criticizes Robert Wagner

Hollywood Gossip

The Natalie Wood case was never a closed case in her Lana's mind, which, she said, is why she welcomed Friday's news of police re-opening the investigation.Questions have surrounded the late actress' husband, Robert Wagner, and his handling of the incident, though he was never a criminal suspect and is not now. "I can't believe [Robert] would purposefully do something to hurt her," Wood said, but adds that she "did not buy" the story Wagner told police at that time. ...

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That Sex Scene In "Twilight: Breaking Dawn"

Press Association (UK)

Video Kristen Stewart talks about filming the much-discussed sex scene for "Breaking Dawn: Part 1," saying "It's not a beginning-to-end sex scene; it's memories, it's nice." ...

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Peter Dinklage Jumps From "Game Of Thrones" To Indie Film Comedy

Piya Sinha-Roy -- Reuters

With a leading role in a hit television series and an Emmy under his belt, actor Peter Dinklage returns to his indie movie roots in the dark comedy "Pete Smalls Is Dead." Pairing up with director and good friend Alexandre Rockwell, Dinklage plays the role of K.C., a former screenwriter led into the seedier side of the Hollywood film industry as he tries to save his kidnapped dog. "Pete Smalls is Dead", now playing in U.S. theaters, is a quirky comedy that follows friends Jack and K.C. as they try to find K.C.'s kidnapped dog and attend the funeral of their friend and Hollywood director Pete Smalls, only to find that there's more to his death. Dinklage recently gained wider recognition after being cast as the cunningly witty Tyrion Lannister in HBO's hit fantasy series "Game of Thrones," a role that he believed broke the mold, and for which he won a supporting actor Emmy award this year. LA Weekly film critic F.X. Feeny called Dinklage "one of the subtlest and most magnetic actors now working." ...

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 Martinez Wins The "Dancing With The Stars" Mirrorball

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Video Iraq war veteran J.R Martinez talks about what it means to him to be crowned "Dancing with the Stars" champion, while his dancing partner Karina Smirnoff jokes about where she is going to keep her precious trophy. ...

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 Sarah Palin Got Scolded By Roger Ailes For Not Announcing Her Non-Candidacy On Fox News

Gabriel Sherman -- New York Magazine

Sarah Palin's announcement that she wouldn't run for president disappointed her legions of admirers, but it infuriated Roger Ailes. The Fox News chief wasn't angry about the decision itself. Rather, he was livid that Palin made the October 5 announcement on Mark Levin's conservative talk-radio program, robbing Fox News of an exclusive and a possible ratings bonanza. Fox was relegated to getting a follow-up interview with Palin on Greta Van Susteren's 10 p.m. show, after the news of Palin's decision had been drowned out by Steve Jobs's death. Ailes was so mad, he considered pulling her off the air entirely until her $1 million annual contract expires in 2013. ...

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YEST Katy Perry Returns To "SNL" December 10

Tim Kenneally -- Reuters

The singer announced the appearance on her Twitter account Monday, enthusing, "I'm SO excited 2 announce I'll be HOSTING Saturday Night Live December 10!" This will mark Perry's first significant appearance on "SNL" since September 2010. That appearance came after outraged parents quashed her appearance on "Sesame Street" as too provocative. ...

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 The Key To How Mankind Evolved So Quickly? Having Our Grandparents Around

Fiona Macrae -- Daily Mail (UK)

They dote on their grandchildren, offer a treasure trove of wisdom and provide an invaluable babysitting service; but, it seems grandparents have a more crucial role: survival of the species. Their practical and financial support helps keep youngsters fit and healthy, while their love and ability to listen helps children and teens get through difficult periods such as the divorce of their parents. The conclusions come from Swiss and Australian researchers who analyzed previous studies from around the world to pin down the role of grandparents. Several studies have linked grandmothers, in particular, with survival of the species. ...

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YEST Scanners Could Reduce Number Of Autopsies

Agence France-Presse (FR)

Hi-tech medical scanners could be used to probe causes of death, reducing the need for invasive autopsies that can upset bereaved families, a study published in The Lancet on Tuesday says. Screening by scanners could identify some of the major causes of death and thus make some autopsies unnecessary, the paper suggests. ...

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YEST For Sale: Bond Villain Lair, £100million-Plus (Shark Tanks And Henchmen Not Included)

Rob Waugh -- Daily Mail (UK)

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When Project Utopia was unveiled by Yacht Island Design and naval architects BMT Nigel Gee, there was a certain healthy scepticism about the floating 11-story lair, but gadget site Firebox is now offering it for sale as a Christmas gift. Price is "on application" but the company says you should expect to pay several hundred million "minimum." The site also offers other surreal and very expensive gifts, such as a flying "Back To The Future" DeLorean car (yours for £70,000): an idea familiar from ultra-luxury American catalogues such as Neiman Marcus, which in the past has offered gifts like Elton John singing a private carol concert under your Christmas tree. The look is very similar to the evil den featured in the 007 film The Spy Who Loved Me-- and Firebox's clarification that Bond actress "Barbara Bach (is) not included" certainly suggests this. ...

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Judge Andrew Napolitano Says Obama "Shredding The Constitution"

Martin Gould And Ashley Martella -- NewsMax

Video AND TEXT. It is so bad he should be impeached over the murder of American terror suspect Anwar al-Awlaki; and, if Congress won't take that action, he should be indicted once he is out of office. In an interview, Napolitano said it doesn't matter that Awlaki was probably guilty - the fact is he was a U.S. citizen and the Constitution outlaws his killing without due process. ...

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Is Obama Building An Armageddon-Proof Bunker Under The White House?

Daniel Bates -- Daily Mail (UK)

Workmen have torn up an enormous section of the lawn in front of the White House for a mysterious, top secret project. The hole by the West Wing is roughly 100ft by 100ft in size and has for the first time in living memory left the ground and pipes beneath the Oval office exposed to the elements. The White House already has a number of tunnels; the exact number is, of course, classified. The most well known is the underground corridor that leads to the President's Emergency Operations Center, a supposedly nuclear-proof bunker located six stories under the East Wing. It was to this bunker and its adjacent Executive Briefing Room that Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice, among others, directed Government operations on September 11, 2001. ...

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Crony Capitalism And Obama's Anti-Coal Crusade

Ed Lasky -- American Thinker

Barack Obama has long sought to bankrupt the coal industry. But, Cook County politician that he is and always will be, the relevant question is: who benefits from his plans wreck a major portion of our economy while also boosting electricity prices across America? A clue: he and his pals from Chicago have incestuous ties to the one company whose prospects will be boosted by Obama's policies. ...

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Obama Nullifies And Ends U.S. Constitution

Sher Zieve -- Canada Free Press (CA)

Sometime in May 2011, Mr. Obama illegally threatened the then-sovereign State of Texas with the US government's establishment of a "No Fly Zone" (a term previously used by the US government to enact wars against enemy countries) over Texas if the State leaders and its population refused to go along with illegal sexual groping intimidation techniques delivered by a US government entity misnamed as the "Transportation Safety Agency." As this illegal act by the Obama regime (also see "Obama Syndicate") was never met by any real or lasting resistance from US Congressional leaders or the old Marxist-Leninist court system, the US Constitution was effectively rendered null and void and the United States of America -- along with the world -- entered into what has come to be known as the "Second Dark Age" of mankind. ...

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Federal Debt Will Reach More Than 100% Of GDP For 1st Time Since World War II Under Obama's Budget

Jerome R. Corsi -- World Net Daily

Barack Obama's release of the 2012 budget was met by considerable skepticism, despite administration claims that the proposed spending cuts will put the government on track to half the budget deficit by the end of Obama's first term in office. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 12,268, down five points on a day in which the market traded mostly down as experts sorted through the details of the budget. Almost immediately after the 216-page plan was released, along with a 1,368-page appendix and a third 360-page volume of historical tables, critics pointed out that Obama's budget conceded that 2011 will see the largest one-year jump in debt in U.S. history, almost $2 trillion in a single year. With the release of these documents, the Obama administration was forced to concede that the national debt will total $15.476 trillion by Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year. The debt will reach 102.6 percent of the gross domestic product, or GDP, for the first time since the end of World War II. ...

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Mubarak's Regime Feels Obama Is Pushing The Advancement Of The Muslim Brotherhood Against U.S. Interests

World Net Daily

Top members of the Egyptian government say they feel betrayed by President Obama, charging that he is acting against American interests. Obama in recent days urged Mubarak to give up power in Egypt, where the Muslim Brotherhood forms the main opposition. Mubarak has been a staunch U.S. ally and a recipient of billions of dollars in military aid. His regime has long been considered a stabilizing force in the Arab world. ...

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Obama Blaming Others For His Failures

Michael Goodwin -- New York Post

When word got out that Barack Obama told an interviewer he had learned from his mistakes, the grandees of the political class swarmed to the bait. Like primitive mystics "reading" the entrails of a sacrificial animal, they began dissecting his comments to divine whether the president is signaling a course change after the election. No, he's not going to change. Why mess with perfection? Obama thinks he did everything right and nothing wrong. And he remains stuck on blaming others, including voters, the media, Republicans, Washington, and impossible-to-please liberals. In short, nearly halfway through his term, Obama still doesn't get it. He's clueless about his massive failures, which means, if he's given the chance, we can expect more of them. ...

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Perspective From The Left: How Obama Screws His Base

Eric Alterman -- Daily Beast

In case you hadn't heard, yes Barack Obama did go before a $30,000-per-person Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut -- the hedge-fund capital of the world -- and (at the home, I kid you not, of a guy named "Rich Richman" ) complain about how silly his base was being. (Laughter.) "If we get an historic health-care bill passed -- oh, well, the public option wasn't there. If you get the financial-reform bill passed -- then, well, I don't know about this particular derivatives rule, I'm not sure that I'm satisfied with that. And gosh, we haven't yet brought about world peace and -- (laughter.) I thought that was going to happen quicker." (Laughter.) With your own party heading for disaster in the polls, a number of its candidates are running away from you faster than you can say, "You really considered this guy for vice president?" ...

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 Fresh Round Of Hacked Climate Science Emails Leaked Online

Leo Hickman -- Guardian (UK)

A fresh bunch of private emails exchanged between leading climate scientists throughout the last decade was released online on Tuesday. The unauthorized publication is an apparent attempt to repeat the impact of a similar release of emails on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in late 2009. The initial email dump was apparently timed to disrupt the Copenhagen climate talks. It prompted three official inquiries in the UK and two in the US into the working practices of climate scientists. Although these were critical of the scientists' handling of Freedom of Information Act requests and lack of openness they did not find fault with the climate change science they had produced. The emails appear to be genuine, but the University of East Anglia said the "sheer volume of material" meant it was not yet able to confirm that they were. One of the emailers, the climate scientist Prof Michael Mann, has confirmed that he believes they are his messages. The lack of any emails post-dating the 2009 release suggests that they were obtained at the same time, but held back. Their release now suggests they are intended to cause maximum impact before the upcoming climate summit in Durban which starts on Monday. ...

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Scientist Who Said Climate Change Sceptics Had Been Proved Wrong Accused Of Hiding Truth By Colleague

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Professor Richard Muller, of Berkeley University in California, and his colleagues from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperatures project team (BEST) claimed to have shown that the planet has warmed by almost a degree centigrade since 1950 and is warming continually. A leading member of Prof Muller's team has accused him of trying to mislead the public by hiding the fact that BEST's research shows global warming has stopped. Prof Judith Curry, who chairs the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at America's prestigious Georgia Institute of Technology, said that Prof Muller's claim that he has proven global warming sceptics wrong was also a "huge mistake," with no scientific basis. Prof Curry said, the project's research data show there has been no increase in world temperatures since the end of the Nineties. ...

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Global Warming Hoax: NASA Reveals Earth Releasing Heat Into Space

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Dr. Roy Spencer, a team leader for NASA's Aqua satellite, studied a decade's worth of satellite data regarding cloud surface temperatures. "The satellite observations suggest there is much more energy lost to space during and after warming than the climate models show," he writes. "There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans." By cross-examining data with other Climate Change models, he concluded that carbon dioxide is just a minor part in global warming. His studies have garnered media attention and that the data are going against the beliefs of global warming alarmists by disproving their theory. ...

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The New "Consensus" Predicts An Ice Age

Alan Caruba -- Canada Free Press (CA)

Since the late 1980s a "consensus" of scientists, we were told, agreed that the Earth was in a period of "global warming" and anybody who disputed that was a "skeptic" or a "denier." Then, in 1998, the Earth began to cool. The handful of scientists at the heart of the global warming hoax began to sweat and not from the heat, but because they knew their scheme, created and blessed by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) would soon be revealed. Frantic emails went back and forth as they tried to come up with some way of keeping the lie alive. On June 30-July 1, the Heartland Institute, headquartered in Chicago, a free-market policy center, will hold what may likely be the last of its six climate change conferences, all of which debunked global warming by bringing together some very brave scientists to present seminars based on real, not fraudulent, science. It will be held in Washington, D.C. You will be able to "attend" by watching it on streaming video. ...

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National Weather Agency Refutes Gore's Claim Recent Snowstorms Caused By Global Warming

Noel Sheppard -- News Busters

NOAA posted the following article at its Climate Watch magazine: "This is the second consecutive very wintry winter in the eastern United States. Last year, NOAA climate scientists concluded the record-breaking snowstorms most likely resulted from the combination of two natural climate patterns: El Nino and the Arctic Oscillation. So what about this year? Last winter's El Nino has flipped to La Nina, as temperatures in the eastern tropical Pacific have been cooler than normal. But the Arctic Oscillation seems to be in a repeat pattern, with conditions this December and January very similar to last winter, according to Deke Arndt, Chief of the Climate Monitoring Branch at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center." Not at all surprisingly, the man that just this past Friday accused Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, and the Wall Street Journal of being part of a conspiracy to mislead people about the dangers of manmade global warming was once again guilty of it himself. ...

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Climate Change Claims Melt Away

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In 2007, the U.N. said the Himalayan glaciers will be gone by 2035 due to man-made global warming. Turns out, though, that the claim was nonsense. It was not based on scientific research but on one scientist's guesswork, which was lifted from a telephone interview. New research indicates that half of the glaciers in the Himalaya's Karakoram range are advancing. Scientists from the University of California Santa Barbara and the University of Potsdam, who cited "erroneous reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change," strongly suggest that the "settled" science is not so clear. ...

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Oh No, Not Another Unbiased Documentary About 'Climate Change'

James Delingpole -- Guardian (UK)

The "consensus" on 'Climate Change' exaggerates the number of scientists who believe in Man Made Global Warming and it grotesquely underestimates the number who have many good reasons for suspecting that there is far, far more to "Climate Change" than anthropogenic CO2. What's more such "consensus" as there is is an artificial construct. It has not been subjected to the rigour of an open or even semi-open market. It is the creation, almost entirely, of politically-driven funding from US government, from various UN bodies, from the EU, from left-leaning charitable foundations on a scale unprecedented in the history of science. So far, in real terms, no less than five times the amount of the Manhattan Project has been squandered on research into AGW. For that kind of money you can buy an awful lot of scientists prepared to suspend any belief they might have that global warming is anything other than man-made. ...

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More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims

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PDF File More than 1,000 dissenting scientists (updates previous 700 scientist report) from around the globe have now challenged man-made global warming claims made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and former Vice President Al Gore. This new 2010 321-page Climate Depot Special Report -- updated from the 2007 groundbreaking U.S. Senate Report of over 400 scientists who voiced skepticism about the so-called global warming-consensus -- features the skeptical voices of over 1,000 international scientists, including many current and former UN IPCC scientists, who have now turned against the UN IPCC. This updated 2010 report includes a dramatic increase of over 300 additional (and growing) scientists and climate researchers since the last update in March 2009. ...

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    Exclusive: 
Montana Woman, Blinded As A Result Of Her Doctor's Incompetence, Thrown Out On The Street By Heartless Nursing Home On That Same Doctor's Orders

    by Robert Jay March

    Stefanie Monington of Montana is a long-time MarchReport.com reader. More accurately, she was until she was rendered blind as a result of the apparent incompetence of her primary care doctor. Below, I relate the facts of the case as described to me by Ms Monington.

    On June 15, she was hospitalized in Sidney Health Center, Sidney MT, with severe headache, nausea and loss of vision. On June 20, she was moved to Sidney Health Center Extended Care, a nursing home located at 104 14th Ave NW, Sidney MT.

    I am withholding the name of Ms Monington's primary care doctor, in that he is the villain of the piece. For the purposes of this article, we'll call him "Dr H." The doctors referred to by their real names are the "good guys."

    The nurses scheduled an appointment with an optometrist on July 1. Her pain and vision continued to worsen, and she pleaded with the staff for help, to no avail. A call to "Dr H" resulted in his telling the staff that her eye condition was "not such an emergency" that she could not wait until July 1. According to Ms Monington, some of the staff even accused her of faking her blindness. "Dr H" is under contract to Sidney Health Center to provide primary care services and clinic coverage on a regular basis.

    Ms Monington is a former employee of mine, who stayed in touch after moving west several years ago. Having become desperate, with no one else to turn to, she wanted to call on me for help. She was prevented from doing so by the nursing home staff, even though the number she would be calling was an 800 number that would cost the nursing home nothing. On Thursday, June 23, she finally managed to get through to me, begging me to intervene on her behalf.

    I called the office of Dr Gregory Cavanaugh, the Optometrist she was scheduled to see on July 1. I described Ms Monington's symptoms to his wife, who was very concerned, and relayed the information to her husband. Dr Cavanaugh contacted the nursing home and directed the she be transported to him the following day. Dr Cavanaugh was shocked by what he saw, and could not understand why she had not been brought to him immediately on June 15. He said "something must be done right now to save your sight," and described the case as "beyond his pay grade." He referred her to a specialist, Dr Mark Morin, E MD of Trinity Regional Eye-Care in Williston, ND, who saw her that very day and diagnosed Ms Monington with Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma.

    Drs Cavanaugh and Morin are the heroes of the piece, with Cavanaugh playing "Robin" to Morin's "Batman." According to Ms Monington, Dr Morin said that, had she not been seen until July 1 as originally planned, she would have been rendered permanently blind. As it was, the delay in treatment caused permanent damage to her optic nerves. Her sight, at present, could be compared to that of a normal person having entered a very dimly lit theater. She can see shadows and blurs; she doesn't run into walls, but she can't see faces or read letters less than 1/4 inch tall. Remember, this is a woman who had normal vision less than two weeks earlier.

    The onset of Acute Narrow Angle Glaucoma was apparently caused by cataracts, that had developed so slowly she hadn't noticed them. The cataracts in turn blocked the tear drainage ducts of her eyes, causing the pressure to build up.

    You would think that the staff of Sidney Health Center Extended Care would be happy that Ms Monington had finally been correctly diagnosed, but such was not the case. According to Ms Monington, someone who identified herself as a member of the Nursing Home's Administrative Staff severely scolded Ms Monington for "causing such a fuss" and getting everyone upset. This same person was one of the people who had originally accused Ms Monington of "faking it."

    Dr Morin performed surgery on her right eye, but there was no improvement in her vision. The delay in treatment, which was totally avoidable, had caused permanent damage. He intended to make an attempt on her left eye. She was to be seen again Thursday, Sept 1, but this appointment was missed as a result of Sidney Health Center Extended Care discharging her against her will, on the instructions of "Dr H": the same doctor who misdiagnosed her and obstructed her attempts to obtain proper care promptly.

    To be fair, they didn't put her right on the street: they agreed to pay for one day at the Richland Motor Inn in Sidney, MT, after which she is on her own. As Ms Monington describes it, she was rendered blind by the apparent incompetence of "Dr H," tossed out on the street by Sidney Health Center Extended Care at the direction of the same "Dr H," who prevented her from getting immediate care from a qualified doctor in the first place. She also had no way of getting to Williston, ND to see Dr Morin, since she is no longer a patient of the nursing home, and therefor had no means of transportation there and back.

    As a result of her blindness, she is helpless. She cannot go home because she lives in Lambert, MT in the middle of nowhere, lives alone, and cannot see to navigate her way around the house or even cook food. To add insult to injury, her landlord has served her with an eviction notice because, as a result of her situation, she has been unable to pay her rent for the last two months.

    I am disabled and homebound myself, and produce MarchReport.com single-handed in the hope of being of some service to the community at large. As such, all I can do myself is publicize the situation, in the hope of handing the story off to a larger media outlet who can take it to the finish line.

    I am requesting the help of the MarchReport.com readership on behalf of Ms Monington, as she is now totally helpless through no fault of her own. She is faced with the prospect of living in her car, which she cannot drive because of her blindness. Due to the oil boom in that part of Montana, apartments are nearly impossible to get. Everything is full. Even the homeless shelter has a waiting list, so that is not an option. Adult protective services is working with a local minister to find a place for Ms Monington, or work with her landlord so that, with some aid, she can return home. Please try to visualize yourself in this position. Faced with this nightmare, what would you hope for from others? Please consider rendering that help to Ms Monington. Winters in Montana are very cold.

    Feel free to pass this on to any and all media outlets (tv, radio, newspaper, web, et al.) Any reputable media outlet can call me at 1-800-878-6007 between midnight and 2pm Eastern time (you work odd hours when you produce a news site) to request Ms Monington's cel phone number, which is presently the only way to contact her. I am not publishing it here to protect her from crank calls.

    Temporarily, donations for Ms Monington can be sent to Stefanie Monington, PO Box 157, Lambert MT 59243. Ms Monington is working with a local official who is associated with the Salvation Army, who is in the process of setting up a fund for her. This information will be posted as soon as it is available. You may also use the MarchReport.com donation web form to make a donation by credit card, but please also send a separate e-mail saying that the donation you made is for Ms Monington, so that the funds donated on her behalf get to her, rather than mixed in with reader donations to MarchReport.com itself.

    Ms Monington says that, had it not been for the help she received from MarchReport.com, she would have been rendered permanently blind for the rest of her life. Perhaps so, but the battle is only beginning. Ms Monington says she has reason to believe that medical records are being falsified by people wishing to cover their tracks, and her current desperate situation may prevent her from getting the ongoing care she needs. Please do what you can to help, be it in the form of donations, calls to media, prayers, or by putting pressure on those who did this to her to make it right. Also, please don't hassle Drs Cavanaugh and Morin; again, they're the "good guys."

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