Archive for June 15th, 2011

RedState – Republican, former Senator Judd Gregg gets paid to lobby against Balanced Budget Amendment

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Robert Samuelson, Washington Post – Are we stumbling into another recession?

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Mark Levin at Human Events – The Sleaziness of Politico’s Kenneth Vogel

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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How Pandora works – Must pay 1/10 cent every time a song is listened to

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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British National Health Service formally bans nurses from showing cleavage, baring midriffs

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Gallup – Obama Approval Rally Largely Over, Averaged 46% last week

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Stanley Kurtz on Libya, Obama – “Something fundamentally wrong when an American president takes us to war… having paid far more attention to novel doctrines of international law than to the opinion of Congress”

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Google Chrome – Now always using encryption for Gmail

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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CNET on Bi-partisan federal bill – Geo-privacy bills aim to curb warrantless tracking

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Bills drafted by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) provides new legal protections for “geolocation information,” meaning data that can locate a person through a wireless device or a GPS tracker placed on a vehicle. In March, CNET was the first to report on an earlier draft of the measure.

CNET – Pandora, a good service but poor investment

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Nancy Pelosi’s net worth grew by 62% in 2010 – The Hill

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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LA Times – The John Edwards mug shots

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Swedish ambulance denies trip to hospital because woman ‘was still talking’

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Accenture study – More US physicians leaving private practices

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Op-Ed, Ben Hodge – Good government leader, KMBC General Manager Wayne Godsey to retire

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Hodge at RedState:

Wayne Godsey is a Kansas City leader for good government issues.  KMBC-ABC Channel 9 is the only area station to run weekend editorials, read on air by Godsey.  After 40 years in television, he is retiring.

I first met Godsey in either 2007 or 2008, as he visited a Kansas House committee to testify in favor of legislation banning the ability of government bodies to hire taxpayer-funded lobbyists.

More from KMBCMedia Bistro, and Broadcasting and Cable.  KMBC quotes Godsey:

“It has been a privilege to have worked in local television,” Godsey said. “Few careers could have been as personally rewarding. I thank each of my colleagues here in Kansas City, and in New York and elsewhere, on whose talent, hard work and judgment I have relied.”

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Connect with Benjamin Hodge at FacebookHodge’s Web siteTwitterYouTube, and The Kansas Progress. Hodge chairs the Kansans for State and Local Reform group. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, and a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the Kansas Broadcasters Association, the Kansas Press Association, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).

Video, Washington State – Women escape sinking car after GPS fails them, leading to crash into lake

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Three women rent Mercedes SUV, follow GPS into a lake

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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Baltimore – Midnight curfew for children under 17, without adult

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

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CNET video – How to avoid and remove Facebook malware

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

NBC 41 video – new study shows people in Kansas have a slightly longer life expectancy than Missourians

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011