Since the Dilly, Dally, Delay & Stall Law Firms are adding their billable hours, the Toyota U.S.A. and Route 44 Toyota posts have been separated here:

Route 44 Toyota Sold Me A Lemon

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Study: Watching Fox News Actually Makes You Stupid

Did you really need a 'study' to tell you that?

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Study: Watching Fox News Actually Makes You Stupid

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RSN: Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell Say Climate Change Is Real, So Why Haven't They Dumped ALEC?

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Julian Assange | Google Is Not What It Seems
A court in Sweden may drop rape charges against Julian Assange. (photo: AFP)
Julian Assange, Newsweek
Assange writes: "Eric Schmidt is an influential figure, even among the parade of powerful characters with whom I have had to cross paths since I founded WikiLeaks."

Peter Maass | A Story About Ben Bradlee That's Not Fucking Charming
Peter Maass, The Intercept
Maass writes: "Smart editors have a knack for calling bullshit on bullshit, and Bradlee was a pro at that."

Supposedly "Free" Voter IDs Cost $8 to $25, Poll Tax Outlawed in Civil Rights Era Would Be $10 Today
Peter Beinart, The Atlantic
Beinart writes: "If Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters succeed in booting C.Y. Leung from power, the city's unelected chief executive should consider coming to the United States. He might fit in well in the Republican Party."

More Than 30 Antitrust Experts Slam Comcast Merger
Karl Bode, DSLReports
Bode reports: "According to the sixteen-page letter, the Comcast merger would give the cable giant control of 40% of the broadband market, and the leverage necessary to wage an aggressive anti-competitive war on both large and small competitors alike."

Autopsy: St. Louis Officer Shot Myers From Behind
Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press
Zagier reports: "An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by an off-duty St. Louis police officer was shot eight times, including six times from behind, said a forensic pathologist who performed an independent autopsy Thursday."

From Inside the Snowden Saga: How Laura Poitras Covertly Shot Her New Film, CITIZENFOUR
Matt Patches, Vanity Fair
Patches reports: "When Snowden's first e-mail arrived in January 2013, Poitras was assembling a sprawling documentary expose of America's surveillance tactics, with appearances by notable button-pushers like Julian Assange and N.S.A. whistleblower William Binney. Snowden altered the plan."

Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell Say Climate Change Is Real, So Why Haven't They Dumped ALEC?
Elliott Negin, Union of Concerned Scientists
Negin writes: "Thanks to pressure from shareholders, unions and public interest organizations, more than 90 companies have severed ties with ALEC since 2012."

Daily Kos: Lawsuit over allegedly unprocessed voter registrations in Georgia being heard in Atlanta court

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George Will before his banishment to Fox
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RSN: Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They're Locally Owned, Report Finds, Republican Officials in Texas Knew Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise 500,000 Before Bill's Passage

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Noam Chomsky at United Nations: It Would Be Nice if the United States Lived Up to International Law
Noam Chomsky speaking at the UN. (photo: Democracy NOW!)
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!
Excerpt: "One important action that the United States could take is to live up to its own laws. Of course it would be nice if it lived up to international law, but maybe that's too much to ask."

Republican Officials in Texas Knew Voter ID Law Would Disenfranchise 500,000 Before Bill's Passage
Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune
Ramsey writes: "Republican state officials working to pass a voter photo ID law in 2011 knew that more than 500,000 of the state's registered voters did not have the credentials needed to cast ballots under the new requirement."

Mitch McConnell Cuts His Own Campaign a $1.8 Million Check From His Personal Bank Account
Manu Raju, Politico
Raju writes: "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to counter the influx of Democratic spending aimed at defeating him by writing a big personal check."

Iran Executes Reyhaneh Jabbari Despite Global Appeals for Retrial
Guardian UK
Excerpt: "Iran has executed a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her, in defiance of an international campaign to spare her life."

Unpaid Interns at Gawker Unite for a Class-Action Lawsuit Under Fair Labor Standards Act
Business Management Daily
Excerpt: "Unpaid interns for the website have won a round in court in their attempt to bring a class-action suit under the Fair Labor Standards Act."

Wind and Solar Create More Jobs When They're Locally Owned, Report Finds
Kayla Schultz, YES! Magazine
Schultz writes: "From an economic point of view, it turns out that not all renewable energy is created equal. Locally owned projects are more likely to use local labor and materials, and borrow from local banks. One main difference is between energy generators that are locally owned and ones owned by some faraway entity."

Friday, October 24, 2014



Why are we even discussing, debating, pretending there's an issue?

Bye! See ya later! Expand the BOTTLE BILL!

Did you know? Updating the Bottle Bill by voting Yes on Question 2 will save Massachusetts cities and towns up to $7 million each year in litter pick-up and trash disposal costs. Share and make sure your friends know to vote Yes on 2 on November 4.

CLG: Mysterious illness strikes workers at Hormel Foods-owned turkey processing plant, lobbying against international post-Fukushima nuclear safety step

The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant, run by ENTERGY in Plymouth, MA is of the same design and age as FUKUSHIMA [as are others].

News Updates from CLG
24 October 2014

Previous edition: 'Doctor Placed in Isolation for Ebola Testing at Bellevue Hospital in NYC.' See: Google Filter Instructions for CLG Newsletter.

Breaking: School shooting in Marysville, Washington --Two dead, including [alleged] shooter --Shooter still 'at large' --At least two students have been shot, being airlifted to hospital --Police are swarming, school on lockdown (Wires) School shooting reported near Seattle --"The Marysville-Pilchuck High School is currently in lockdown due to an emergency situation," the school district said in a statement. 24 Oct 2014 The gunman who opened fire Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle, is dead, a police spokesman said. Authorities "are confident that there is only one single shooter," Marysville police spokesman Robert Lamoureux told reporters. He did not offer any details about possible injuries, but said there was only one fatality. Police and witnesses said that up to six people were injured. Authorities first learned about the shooting after getting a 911 phone call around 10:30 a.m. (1:30 p.m. ET) from someone inside the school, Lamoureux said. (Updated)

School Shooting or SWAT Training? By Lori Price, 24 Oct 2014 CNN host Brooke Baldwin, covering breaking news of the school shooting in Marysville, Washington, announces that she has a live update regarding the events. Baldwin said she's been just handed a paper with new information, which she will read on the air. She asks for viewers to "bear with her," as she reads it "cold." She reads: "Marysville Police Department will be holding a SWAT training --" Baldwin then interrupts herself. "Oh. This is from yesterday." Later, she adds: "Initially, students thought this was a fire drill." Via Google search, the vestiges of an archived message from the 23 October can be seen: Marysville School District October 23, 2014: Local law enforcement under the direction of the Marysville Police Department will be holding a SWAT training in the large fenced parking... That bulletin has been stripped from the Marysville School District web site, but here is the screen shoot from Google, showing yesterday's announcement of SWAT training for Marysville Police.

Emergency Agencies Practice Response to Nuclear Explosion in Times Square 22 Oct 2014 The New York City region's emergency agencies are practicing for a disaster. The city's Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploding at 42nd Street and Seventh Avenue in Times Square, WCBS 880 reported. According to the exercise, 100,000 people were instantly killed; a wave of overpressure took down buildings for a half-mile radius and did damage for up to two miles; and a radiation cloud swept over the region. [You know it's just a matter of time before the dirt-bags 'go live,' as they did on 9/11. They keep practicing and practicing until the drill goes live. --LRP]

State Orders 9 Quarantined Amid Ebola Concerns 22 Oct 2014 Nine people are being quarantined in the state so they may be monitored for possible exposure to Ebola, state health officials said Wednesday. The Department of Public Health has issued four quarantine orders, involving the nine unidentified individuals, said DPH spokesman William Gerrish...Guidelines issued last week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy (D) said that those who have returned to Connecticut from West Africa and are sick "will be sent to a hospital" for isolation and treatment. For those returning travelers who aren't sick, "you will be required to stay at home for 21 days and take your temperature twice a day." During this quarantine, state public health personnel "will contact you twice a day by phone to see how you are doing."

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined 23 Oct 2014 A doctor [Craig Spencer], who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor's diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning to New York from Guinea a week ago...The city's health commissioner, Mary Bassett, said Spencer's fiancée and two friends had been quarantined but showed no symptoms.

New York Doctor's Ebola Shows Need for Quarantine, GOP Lawmaker Says 24 Oct 2014 Doctors returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa should be quarantined for at least three weeks, Representative Jason Chaffetz said today as Congress held a second hearing on the response to the virus's outbreak. Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, said a New York City doctor's self-monitoring for Ebola symptoms after he returned to the U.S. "didn't work." Doctors should be in "some sort of quarantine or isolation" for 21 to 42 days, he said.

Doctor tests positive for Ebola at New York hospital 23 Oct 2014 A physician who recently returned to New York from Ebola-ravaged west Africa has tested positive for the disease, officials announced. Craig Spencer, 33, a doctor who lives in the Harlem neighbourhood of Manhattan, was taken to hospital in New York City on Thursday after displaying symptoms consistent with those caused by Ebola. A preliminary test confirmed that Spencer has the virus.

Patient in New York City Tests Positive for Ebola 23 Oct 2014 A doctor in New York City who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea tested positive for the Ebola virus Thursday, becoming the city’s first diagnosed case. The doctor, Craig Spencer, was rushed to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday and placed in isolation while health care workers spread out across the city to trace anyone he might have come into contact with in recent days. A further test will be conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control to confirm the initial test. Even as the authorities worked to confirm that Mr. Spencer was infected with Ebola, it emerged that he traveled from Manhattan to Brooklyn on the subway on Wednesday night, when he went to a bowling alley and then took a taxi home.

Mysterious illness strikes workers at Hormel Foods-owned turkey processing plant 21 Oct 2014 Employees at a Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar, Minnesota, were taken to a local hospital on Friday evening after a mystery illness caused about 30 workers to show symptoms such as vomiting and coughing. Reports said that seven ambulances and a bus were dispatched to the scene and about two dozen employees were hospitalized. Most were treated and released, but one employee was admitted and was in a stable condition, according to Pat Solheid, Jennie-O Turkey Store vice president of human resources and administration. Jennie-O is owned by Hormel Foods Corporation.

US lobbying against international post-Fukushima nuclear safety step 23 Oct 2014 The United States is lobbying against an amendment to an international nuclear safety pact proposed by Switzerland, which Berne argues could help prevent Fukushima-style disasters but which may also increase industry costs, diplomats said. Atomic energy powers Russia and Canada have also signaled opposition to the measure, which would put pressure on countries to upgrade existing nuclear plants and reach the safety requirements of new-generation reactors.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, Ottawa gunman, asked B.C. judge to send him to jail --'If you can't keep me in, I'm going to do something ...just to be put in,' Zehaf-Bibeau said in 2011 23 Oct 2014 The man who [allegedly] shot and killed Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and was gunned down himself on Parliament Hill Wednesday morning told a B.C. judge almost three years ago that he was homeless and wanted to go to jail to help break his drug addiction.​ Montreal-born Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, lived in B.C. in recent years, walking the streets of Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey, and may have been staying at a Salvation Army shelter in downtown Vancouver as recently as two weeks ago. Zehaf-Bibeau was also charged with robbery and uttering threats for an incident in Vancouver on Dec. 16, 2011, which court records indicate may have been an attempt to get help.


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Fox News Channel = wingnut clown show

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THE EXAMPLE SET BY THE SUPPORTERS: We are not over the top yet for October and we still sincerely need your support. However we really need to take a moment to salute those who contribute and sustain Reader Supported News. Some give hundreds, some their lunch money, to us they are all leaders. Join them, throw something in the hat. Marc Ash - Founder, Reader Supported News

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Pierce writes: "It is long past time for my business to stop treating the Fox News Channel as anything more than the wingnut clown show it was designed to be."