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Politics beckon again as Obama’s Maine getaway ends


Matt Spetalnick (Front Row Obama may have trouble way Katie McCormick-
Washington) readjusting after an idyllic Lelyveld, the first lady’s press
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:26:11 AM summer weekend spent hiking, secretary, described the Maine
biking and boating with first visit.
After a laid-back family lady Michelle Obama and Lobster was on menu. No
getaway on Maine’s scenic daughters Malia and Sasha in public events were on the
shoreline, it’s back to political and around Mount Desert agenda. Obama, seemingly more
reality for President Barack Island, home to rugged Acadia weighed down by the burdens of
Obama. National Park. office as his challenges have
The first family wrapped up a For Obama, it marked a rare grown and his poll ratings have
three-day mini-vacation in the family vacation not interrupted sagged, looked more relaxed
upscale Bar Harbor resort and b y t h e d e m a n d s o f t h e than in recent months. At
boarded a small presidential jet p r e s i d e n c y . T h e O b a m a s ’ various stops on his Maine
headed for Washington, where h o l i d a y p l a n s h a v e b e e n itinerary, he was seen engaging
Obama will again face the daily overtaken in the past by the Gulf with locals and tourists in an
pressures and policy battles. of Mexico oil spill, an attempted easygoing manner.
In the coming week, he will bombing of a Detroit-bound But after “date night” at Bar
weigh the latest dose of good jetliner and the death of Senator Harbor’s Havana restaurant on
news together with lingering Ted Kennedy. Gulf coast as an example for Obama politically, he could face
Saturday, the first couple
concerns about the BP oil spill, Even the Maine vacation stirred tourists. heightened criticism if he
escaped through a side door,
sign a Wall Street overhaul into political background noise. The White House dismissed decides for the second straight
disappointing a large crowd
law and hold talks with new Some Republicans used it to such complaints. Supporters year on a longer family vacation
gathered on the street outside.
British Prime Minister David criticize Obama for continuing pointed out that Democrat on Martha’s Vineyard. He could
Photo credit: Reuters/Jim
Cameron. Enduring problems his “leisure activities,” including Obama had vacationed far less get a boost, however, if a BP
Young (Obama walking along a
like the struggling economy, occasional golf outings, during than Republican predecessor test that has finally halted the
trail on Cadillac Mountain in
high unemployment and the war the oil spill disaster. A few George W. Bush at this point in flow of oil from the blown-out
Maine, walking with his family
in Afghanistan also remain on insisted the Obamas should have his tenure. well is deemed a success.
on vacation),
his plate. But with the oil spill hurting “Good family time” was the
traveled instead to the stricken
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The Sovereign Debt Supercycle Will Keep Getting Worse


Until Something Breaks
John Mauldin (Business hyperinflation. Supercycle. The concept of the story. During each crisis, there
Insider) (Bonus: The Complete History Debt Supercycle was originally are always fears that
Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:27:00 AM Of People Freaking Out About developed by the Bank Credit conventional reflation will no
The National Debt -->) Analyst. It was Hamilton longer work, implying the
I have been writing about The There are a couple of panels Bolton, the BCA founder, who economy and markets face a
End Game for some time now. and debates that I presume I will used the word supercycle, and catastrophic debt unwinding.
And writing a book of the same be involved in, and I have been he was referring generally to a Such fears have always proved
title. Consequently, I have been meditating on how the panels lot of things, including money unfounded, and the current
thinking a lot about how the will go. Bill Bonner, founder of velocity, bank liquidity, and episode is no exception.
credit crisis evolved into the Agora and a book-writing must admit I know next to interest rates. Tony Boeckh "A combination of Fed rate cuts,
sovereign debt crisis, and how machine, has a steel-trap mind nothing of the current gold- changed the concept to the fiscal easing (aimed at relieving
it all ends. Today we explore a with an ability to turn a phrase stock world). I was mostly more simple "Debt Supercycle" subprime distress), and a lower
few musings I have had of late, that is way beyond that of your limited to books, newsletters, back in the early 1970s, as he dollar will eventually trigger
while we look at some very humble analyst. The and journals for reading believed the problem was another upleg in the Debt
interesting research. What will a preponderance of the panel material. spiraling private-sector debt. Supercycle, and a new round of
world look like as a variety of members will likely be in the Then came the mid ’90s and the The current editor of the BCA leverage and financial excesses.
nations have to deal with the soft-depression camp, and most internet, and the world opened (and Maine fishing buddy) The objects of speculation are
end of their Debt Supercycle. of us will card-carrying up. I became incurably addicted Martin Barnes has greatly likely to be global, particularly
We’ll jump right in with no "but members of the Often Wrong to information and read widely expanded on the concept. emerging markets and resource
first’s" this week. but Seldom in Doubt school of and deeply. At some point the Essentially, the Debt related assets. The Supercycle
Part of this week’s writing is economics and investing (the small lens of Austrian thought Supercycle is the decades-long will end if foreign investors ever
colored by my next conference. Latin for which, I am told, is became difficult to continue to growth of debt from small and turn their back on U.S. assets,
Next week I go to Vancouver to "Saepe mendosus, nunquam peer through, as I looked for easily-dealt-with levels, to a triggering capital flight out of
speak at the Agora Investment dubius.") And yet, I am not perspectives on the larger point where bond markets rebel the dollar and robbing U.S.
Symposium. I have a number of quite there with most of that world. I now worship at a a n d t h e d e b t h a s t o b e authorities of any room for
very good friends who will be thinking, so the debates will be number of economic altars, in restructured or reduced or a maneuver. This will not happen
there, both speaking and lively. the ongoing effort to understand program of austerity must be any time soon."
attending. This is generally a Understand, I started in the what is happening in the real undertaken to bring the debt I was talking with Martin a few
"hard money," gold-bug-type newsletter business back in world, not just in the world of b a c k t o m a n a g e a b l e months ago, and about the topic
crowd (and a very large 1981 or so, working with Dr. theory or the world of what we p r o p o r t i o n s . turned to the ending of the Debt
conference). Some (but not all) Gary North (also known as would like to be. So, with that As Bank Credit Analyst wrote Supercycle. Martin said we are
of the speakers believe that all "Scary Gary"). Gary is an background, let’s look at The back in 2007: nowhere near the end, as the
fiat currencies, including the US Austrian, and although I took a E n d G a m e . T h e D e b t "The history of the U.S. is government is stepping in where
dollar, will default in one way or lot of economics courses at Supercycle characterized by a long-run private debtors are cutting back.
another, either outright or Rice, I had never read anything When I mention The End increase in indebtedness, We have just shifted the focus
through inflation, as mounting even remotely close to the Game, you’ll immediately want p u n c t u a t e d b y o c c a s i o n a l of where the debt is coming
debts and out-of-control Austrian school. I caught up to know what is ending. What I financial crises and subsequent from. And he is right, in that the
entitlement obligations force rather quickly, and in the mid- think is ending for a significant policy reflation. The subprime Debt Supercycle in the US,
large-scale monetization, 1980s even wrote my own gold- number of countries in the blow-up is the latest installment
leading to high inflation if not stock newsletter (although I "developed" world is the Debt in this ongoing Debt Supercycle SOVEREIGN page 3
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Great Britain, Japan and other government debt in Japan and debt brought about a market will simply rebel, rates more than $1 trillion annually
developed countries (yes, even did not in Russia. corresponding dollar of will rise, and the aftermath will out of spending over 7-8 years is
Greece!) is still very much in The end of the Debt Supercycle increase in GDP. But that early make the last crisis seem like a not easy or without pain.
play as governments explode does not have to mean calamity money was invested in houses cakewalk. Will voters in 2014 decide there
their balance sheets. Total debt for each country, depending on and in the means of production, For most countries with debt is too much pain? Will they stay
continues to grow. Somewhere how far down the road they are. which helped grow the problems, The End Game is a the course for fiscal control or
Over the Rainbow Yes, if you are Greece your economy. As time went on, and binary-path-dependent future. will they scream for more
And yet, and yet… While the choices are between very, very especially after the ’80s, more Countries can elect to get their stimulus? Will they take the
Debt Supercycle may not yet bad and disastrous. Japan is a and more of the debt was used fiscal houses in order over time, long view and let politicians
have ended, I think we can bug in search of a windshield. for consumption (of which getting the fiscal deficits below make hard choices or will they
begin to see a clear case that, Each country has its own much has come to be from the growth of nominal GDP. send the message that short-term
like the sandwich-board- dynamics. foreign sources) and not for the That is not without choices are what they want?
wearing cartoon prophet Take the US. We are some increase of productive capacity. consequence, as it will mean Will they give lip service to
warning, "The End is Nigh!" ways off from the end. We have Toward the end, it took $3 of slower growth in the short term going on a diet and exercising
Greece is the harbinger of time to adjust. But let’s be debt to create a $1 rise in GDP (less than one year), but cutting and then stay on the couch and
fundamental change. Spain and under no illusions, we cannot in the US. And now, each $1 deficits year after year, even eat chips and watch TV? Or will
Portugal are pointing to the run deficits of 10% of GDP rise in debt is government debt, gradually, will mean a very slow they really get fiscal religion
same outcome, as their cost of forever. At some point the Fed which some research (not neo- -growth, Muddle Through and get with the program?
debt keeps rising. And Ireland? will either have to monetize the Keynesian Paul Krugman’s!) economy for a sustained period. It’s all well and good to say that
The Baltics? debt or the bond market will says has a slightly negative Some say the coming election you want fiscal rectitude. It’s
There is a limit to how much simply demand an ever-higher multiplier – it actually hurts is the most important we have another thing when it is hitting
debt you can pile on. But as the interest rate. Why can’t we go GDP. had for a long time. I disagree. budgets near and dear to you.
work of Reinhart and Rogoff the way of Japan? Because we And it is not just the US. Take a It is one thing for the Tea Party And to get back to a remotely
points out(This Time Is do not have the level of savings look at the chart of G-7 debt movement and independents to sustainable deficit is going to
Different), there is not a fixed they have traditionally had. But (courtesy of GMO, more about elect a Republican Congress. If I take pain in every corner. It is
limit or some certain percentage their savings levels are rapidly which later). That is one ugly am right and the economy is going to hit near you, gentle
of GNP. Rather, the limit is all declining, which says that if and unsustainable chart. In still slow and unemployment reader. Some will get hit harder
about confidence, a theme I they want to continue their 1950 the G7 countries were lingers around 8% by 2012, it is than others.
have written on many times. deficit spending at 10% of GDP, recovering from very large war- likely we will see a Republican And this is the case in every
Everything goes along well, and they will have to go into the time debts. Now we don’t have president at that point. So some country running large and out-
then "Boom!" it doesn’t. That foreign markets to borrow that excuse. Nor do we have the will say 2012 will be the of-control deficits. It is not just a
"Boom" has happened to money at a much higher cost, or option of doing what they did. important election. US problem. The Irish are in
Greece. Without massive their central bank will have to They cut military spending, However, I think the really what can only be called a
assistance, Greek debt would be print money. Neither choice is inflated a little in nominal important election will be in depression, along with the Baltic
unmarketable. Default would be good. The Path to Profligacy terms, and grew their way out of 2014. Let’s make the (clearly) states and Hungary. Greece will
inevitable. (I still think it is!) How did we get here? We the problem. optimistic assumption that soon be there, once they have to
The limit is different for every simply kept borrowing ever Things That Cannot Be Republicans get religion and meet market rates for their debt,
nation. For Russia in the 1990s, greater amounts of money at an Talk about unsustainable. The really go to work on the deficits. or force their labor markets to
it was a rather minor total debt- increasingly rapid pace. Look at next chart is one of something The economy will not be endure a very serious deflation
to-GDP ratio of around 12%. the chart below. It is about six that cannot be. The US cannot booming in 2014, as a result of to make themselves more
Japan will soon have a debt-to- months old, but not much has borrow $15 trillion in the next the tightening and move to competitive.
GDP ratio of 230%! The changed. ten years. It’s just not there. austerity, whether through cuts
difference? Local savers bought In the beginning, each dollar of Long before that, the bond or tax increases or both. Cutting SOVEREIGN page 4
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So, can we know how The End chart below, again from GMO times more than in the US. They economy and reducing tax is not clear what those choices
Game will turn out? The short in a paper by Edward could cut out half of them and revenues)? will be.
answer is no. Each country will Chancellor on sovereign debt. I save about $15 billion, by my "Will central banks engage in For instance, I have often noted
have to make its own political highly commend it to you. It is back-of-the-napkin calculation, further bouts of quantitative that the euro is not a currency so
choices. Could we see all over the net, but the easiest which is more than 0.6% of easing until they reach the point much as an experiment. But it is
hyperinflation in the US on place I found to read it is at http: total GDP. Reduce the number of no return? Or will they err on also not an economic currency,
Britain or Japan? It is possible, //www.zerohedge.com/article/ to the European average and the side of caution and tighten but rather a political currency.
with bad policy decisions. I must-read-reflections-gmos- you could cut half the structural too early? Will the current Whether the euro lasts in its
doubt it that it gets to that. But edward-chancellor. debt. (I assume about $50,000 deflationary policies within the present form is a political
could we see inflation? The We can think of fiscal debt in per year for maintenance, Eurozone persist? Or will the decision to be made by
answer is yes. two ways, structural and depreciation, and drivers.) Oh, ECB turn toward the numerous national actors. It is
That has been the traditional cyclical. Structural debt is that that we in the US had such easy monetization of excessive debt too soon to tell.
method of default for many caused by government spending pickings. ( http:// levels? Will interest rates on All of the developed countries
countries over the years. programs. Cyclical debt occurs www.economist.com/node/ long-term government debt that are in trouble have hard
Instead of outright default, they during recessions as revenue 16102798?story_id=16102798) remain low? Or will bond decisions to make. To pretend
simply inflate away debt. And drops. One assumes that at The Province of Uncertainty vigilantes take fright and that we know exactly what that
the logic is compelling. If you some point things get back to Edward Chancellor closes his demand higher rates as involves requires a fair degree
have 5% inflation along with normal and revenues begin to paper so eloquently. Let me compensation for all this of hubris. But we can see the
3% real growth, you get a rise and the cyclical part of the quote: uncertainty and risk? various paths. In most cases,
nominal growth rate of 8%. That deficit goes away. But that still "As a result of the financial "These are interesting but the number of paths is quite
means in nine years the leaves the structural debt. That crisis, the world’s leading intractable questions. Nobody limited, because bad choices
economy is twice the size in can only be dealt with by cutting sovereign credit markets have knows their answers. Current were made that have brought us
dollar terms, but only about spending, raising taxes, or left the world of risk, where yields on government bonds in to our current set of choices. As
35% bigger in inflation- holding spending flat while probabilities of gains and losses most advanced economies we attempt to sort out those
adjusted terms. If somewhere growing your way out of the can be measured, and entered (PIGS excepted) are at very low paths, we will find there are
along the way you can get your problem – or some combination the darker province of levels. Under only one condition signposts along the way telling
deficits down to "just" 3%, then of all three. uncertainty. The future – that the world follows Japan’s us which path we are taking. As
you can reduce your debt-to- I find it interesting that Italy has performance of sovereign experience of prolonged investors, we can then position
GDP ratio by 5% a year. In less a far less problematic fiscal credits depends on future events deflation – do they offer any ourselves accordingly.
than ten years, you cut your situation than many of its and decisions that are chance of a reasonable return. And even for countries that,
debt-to-GDP ratio in half. neighbors. And while politicians unknowable. But this is not the only possible relatively speaking, have kept
Sounds good, right? in the US always say they will "Will the global economic future. For other outcomes, long their act together, we are
Of course, you have destroyed cut out wasteful spending, there recovery be sustained? Or will -dated government bonds offer a talking about a large part of
the purchasing power of your just isn’t all that much here, economic growth and tax limited upside with a potentially world GDP at risk. It is an
currency, given a real hit to the percentage-wise. Italy has a lot revenues remain weak for a uncapped downside. As interesting world in which we
incomes of the middle class, of places to cut. As an example, prolonged period? Will investors, such asymmetric pay- live.
defrauded those who bought there are 629,000 official cars, policymakers in leading off profiles don’t appeal to us. Your ready to get this book out
your debt, and in all likelihood some of them high-priced countries find the political Caveat (sovereign) creditor!" analyst,
you did not hold inflation to Maseratis, that ferry government strength to restore their As noted above, The End Game John Mauldin
just 5%. Think the ’70s. officials around. That is ten government finances to order? is path-dependent for each John@FrontLineThoughts.com
And getting the deficit down to times more than in other Or will, as some fear, the country. By that I mean that the John Mauldin, Best-Selling
3% is no easy proposition for European countries and, on a attempt to cut deficits actually end result will stem directly
many countries. Look at the percentage-of-GDP basis, 50 increase them (by hurting the from the course they choose. It SOVEREIGN page 7
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It's Time For Wireless Carriers To Get Their Act Together And
End The International Roaming Racket (T, VZ, S, DT)
Dan Frommer (Business money for your phone just to being able to say, Hey, we're the
Insider) ring in a foreign country, even if guys who won't screw you when
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:14:00 AM you don't answer it. Forget you travel overseas. AT&T is
about actually trying to use the big enough of a global telecom
Give the world's telephone internet for more than a few web player that it could influence the
companies credit for building pages. others. And being able to use
out a massive global wireless Why is international roaming so iPhones overseas for a
infrastructure. If you sit back expensive? Why is it such a reasonable fee might actually
and think about it, it's still r a c k e t ? G i z m o d o ' s J o h n make some people feel good
awesome and futuristic that we Herrman wrote an excellent about being AT&T customers.
can connect from such small explainer earlier this year. The Being realistic, we don't have
devices and do so much stuff for gist: International roaming is much hope that this will happen
relatively little cost. more complicated technically immediately. But as 4G rolls
But one of the areas where than you think, and carriers are out, as carriers forge their
phone companies still deserve disorganized. Basically, " roaming agreements, they have
no respect is their international international roaming is built on an opportunity to do the right
roaming racket. Using your a s h o d d y p a t c h w o r k o f thing and make international
phone in other countries still contracts, negotiated on a carrier roaming a reasonable (and still
c o s t s w a y t o o m u c h . I t ' s -by-carrier basis, totally out of profitable) activity. Let's see it
unacceptable, and carriers now view." so what's the point of making to be able to text their friends
happen.
have an opportunity to build So, basically, it's tricky. But so the effort to make it easy? who used other carriers.) And
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credibility by starting now to is running a wireless carrier in Because more people -- people would be happy and not
Gadgets To Waste Your Time
f i g u r e o u t a r e a s o n a b l e , the first place. We refuse to potentially a lot more people -- disgusted when they return
Obsessing About
affordable international roaming accept that this is something that would use international roaming home from an international trip
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Venture capitalist Fred Wilson accomplish. expensive. If carriers can Using your mobile phone on a
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• 10 Things We Love And Hate
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U.K. carrier in the U.K., but of change from the small because millions of their business.
About
once he tries to use a U.S. p e r c e n t a g e o f b u s i n e s s subscribers would use And we'll put AT&T on the
carrier in the U.K., he begins customers who are happy to international roaming instead of spot here, since it's a GSM
gushing money for no good expense exorbitant phone bills a select few. (The same way carrier (easy roaming) with a
reason. they started to mint money off terrible image that needs
back to their companies. And
It's true. The rates and fees are most people won't ever use text messaging once they repairing: How about doing the
ridiculous. It can cost a lot of international roaming anyway, figured out that people wanted tricky work on this and then
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TEDWomen Conference to Focus On Female-


Centered Innovation
Ariel Schwartz (Fast
Company)
Submitted at 7/17/2010 8:53:49 PM

TED, the nonprofit known for


its conferences promoting Hungarian Crisis Back
"Ideas Worth Spreading", On The Map As IMF
produces conferences--TED, Talks Breakdown
TEDGlobal, the TEDx series--
featuring quick, inspiring talks. Gregory White (Business
But too many of TED's speakers Insider)
are men, which is why the Submitted at 7/18/2010 8:35:26 AM
organization is launching
TEDWomen, a two-day Talks between Hungary, the
conference for female presenters EU, and the IMF have fallen
and woman-centered ideas (the apart and now the country may
audience will be mixed). be left without the rest of its €20
The first TEDWomen, set to million support loan, according
take place in Washington, D.C. to Reuters.
on December 7 and 8 of this just some of the women making the women who leading change? conferences. Do women really Talks broke off Saturday, but
year, will likely have an appearances on the TEDWomen What ideas are they need a separate venue to express this is unlikely to impact
impressive array of speakers. stage. championing? How are they their ideas? From our vantage Hungary's financial stability in
The website lists "the physician The reason behind the shaping the future? TEDWomen point, all of the speakers the short term, as it has
who discovered the life-saving conference, explains the will also reveal how women described on the TEDWomen remaining loan funds available.
importance of treating men and TEDWomen site, is that women and men, in concert with one site could just as easily fit into It is the long-term status of the
women differently," "the are more influential than ever: another, orchestrate different the regular TED event. Still, we agreement that is of concern,
women who redesigned their Over the last several years, our but complementary approaches wouldn't turn down an invitation with Hungary needing to secure
country’s financial system in the ideas about women have to ideas worth spreading. to TEDWomen--and that has to the backstop of a potential loan
wake of near-catastrophe," the changed. Investing in women Indeed, our values have mean something. through 2011 and 2012,
anthropologist who traces and girls was once seen as a changed over the years, and Ariel Schwartz can be reached according to Reuters.
altruism to the mother-child radical notion today, its value is women are shaping the future on Twitter or by email. This could make Hungary yet
bond," and "the sports champion clear.... To track this emerging more than ever. But these again a flash point on Monday
who defies convention with her story, the first-ever TEDWomen changes should be reflected in for banks with exposure there.
ability and her appearance" as will explore in depth: Who are the TED and TEDGlobal Here are the countries and banks
most exposed to a crisis in

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UPDATE: Admiral Allen Orders The Week in Preview:


Well Opened, BP Says It Will Keep The Earnings Crunch Is
Well Closed On (AAPL, AXP, TXN)
Gus Lubin (Business Insider) Trey Thoelcke
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:15:00 AM
(BloggingStocks)
Submitted at 7/18/2010 12:30:00 PM
UPDATE: BP will keep the cap
closed until it fears the well is at Filed under: Earnings Reports,
risk, Operations Chief Doug Forecasts, Apple Inc (AAPL),
Suttles said in a conference call American Express (AXP),
this morning. Texas Instruments (TXN)
This contradicts orders from For better or worse, the
Admiral Allen to open the well earnings crunch is on this week, from a year ago.
and begin siphoning oil -- to with many companies scheduled Continue reading The Week in
avoid a possible pressure- to report their second quarter Preview: The Earnings Crunch
buildup. 2010 results. Here's a quick run Is On (AAPL, AXP, TXN)
So who's behind the wheel? down of what analysts surveyed The Week in Preview: The
And is BP about to take a huge by Thomson Reuters are Earnings Crunch Is On (AAPL,
risk? expecting to see in the way of AXP, TXN) originally appeared
PREVIOUSLY: Admiral Allen this week's earnings results, as on BloggingStocks on Sun, 18
signs of ongoing uncertainty [Houston professor] Van Jul 2010 12:30:00 EST. Please
has ordered BP to open the about well integrity. Opening Nieuwenhuise said. well as a closer look at three of
containment cap that they the week's biggest anticipated see our terms for use of feeds.
the well is a precaution against In other words, the final relief Permalink| Email this|
finally closed last Thursday, an apocalyptic ocean floor well procedure will NOT be a earnings gainers: American
according to Bloomberg. BP Express Co. ( AXP), Texas Comments
collapse: cakewalk. Don't miss: 16 Apple- Thomson Reuters-
will return to siphoning oil from Allowing oil to flow from the Burning Questions About The Instruments Inc. ( TXN) and
the well, capturing more than Apple Inc. ( AAPL). Texas Instruments- American
well will make the final kill Oil Spill We Deserve To Have Express- BloggingStocks
ever before. procedure easier and safer, as it Answered Analysts expect the following
While changing equipment, oil will lower the pressure in the Join the conversation about this companies to have more than
will leak unimpeded into the reservoir and make any potential story » doubled their earnings per share
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But what's most worrying are Mysterious Stomach Ache Quiz
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Bank of America Taken DreamWorks


Down After Earnings Animation: Time for a
Report Buy Out?
Steven Mallas Steven Mallas
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Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:40:00 AM Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:40:00 PM Five Best Mobile
Filed under: Earnings Reports, Filed under: Earnings Reports, Note Taking
Bank of America (BAC) Time Warner (TWX), Comcast
This past Friday, which Cl'A' (CMCSA), DreamWorks Tools [Hive Five]
happened to be an options- Animation (DWA) Jason Fitzpatrick (Lifehacker)
expiration session, was not a other investors are selling, Here's a very interesting item approached Comcast or
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A Short Squeeze Developing in the Cocoa Market?


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Vibrating auto seat


alerts driver when cars
get too close
Joseph L. Flatley (Engadget) Preliminary tests were done on a
Submitted at 7/18/2010 6:33:00 AM simulator based on The Open
Racing Car Simulator (TORCS)
Every time we turn around, platform, and so far things look
a u t o m a n u f a c t u r e r s a r e promising. "[T]he vibrotactile
d e v e l o p i n g l o a d s o f n e w feedback improved drivers'
displays and sensors. At what performance over that attained
point does the driver hit sensory by using the rearview mirror
overload? That's the question alone," according to Gizmag,
that prompted John Morrell, an "and also helped warn of
North Korea Gloating Over Ship Associate Professor at Yale vehicles hidden by the mirror
School of Engineering, to blind spot." Now, if this could
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c e l l p h o n e m o t o r s i n a chair? Then we'd be onto
rectangular array inside the something.
Poster driver's seat. Several different Vibrating auto seat alerts driver
warnings were devised, when cars get too close
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Temporary cap in place now what for the Gulf? (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) enough already." looking for traces of the spill gallons of fresh water into the "When you put a tea bag in
Submitted at 7/18/2010 12:30:47 PM Just as the stumbling federal and speaking to people who estuaries, says Mike Voisin, a water, the tea that you see are
response to Hurricane Katrina lived through it. His blog is member of the Louisiana Oyster organic compounds, that's
NEW ORLEANS – After three five years ago exposed not just plastered with photos of red Task Force. coming from the tea leaves,"
long months, the bleeding from chinks, but spider web networks mangrove roots clogged with A meeting is scheduled in early says Bianchi, a professor at
the bottom of the Gulf of of fissures in our national armor, thin, weathered tar mats — August to determine the next Texas A&M University. "So
Mexico has been finally, the failure to prevent and then possibly from Ixtoc. harvest season. But Voisin says you get that kind of release from
mercifully stanched. But in so quickly stop the spill has shaken Tunnell and his colleagues it could be years before the the normal healthy marshes as
many ways, the prognosis many people's faith in American interviewed 74-year-old Jose spill's effects on the industry they grow and die."
remains uncertain. might. Chay, a longtime fisherman in will be known. With funding from the National
Which species will rebound, "We're a superpower — the Celestun, Yucatan. Chay told "We always have three crops of Science Foundation, Bianchi is
and which have been pushed United States," New Orleans Tunnell that the spill forced oysters on the bottom, or three- leading a team that will soon
beyond the brink? Has the oil chef and sometime fishing guide locals to switch to jobs like salt year classes," says Voisin, gather thousands of liters of
accelerated the die-off of Eric Schutzman said recently as mining, crabbing in the lagoon owner of Motivatit Seafoods in water from Barataria Bay.
marshlands that protect one of he took a break from carving up or making charcoal from the Houma. "So when you're Through a process called
America's great cities and make a batch of black drum and region's lush forests. thinking about mortality, you're reverse osmosis/electrodialysis,
this the nation's second most- redfish caught in an unclosed "They did these things for not just thinking about this they will distill that down to
productive fishing region? What section of Black Bay. "We put a varying periods of time," year's harvest. You're thinking hundreds of milliliters. That
effect will the BP spill have on man on the moon. You'd think Tunnell writes, noting that some about 2010, '11 and '12's concentrate will be subjected to
the future of deep-sea drilling — we'd have enough brilliant started back fishing in about two harvest." nuclear magnetic resonance
at once boon and bane — in the minds to get it all cleaned up years, but with poor results. Oysters, shrimp and other spectroscopy and other
Gulf? and get on with it." "Others got back to fishing in 4- valuable commercial fisheries processes to determine whether
And, of more immediate Since the Deepwater Horizon 5 years when things seemed to depend on the continued health the marsh is dying at the roots,
concern to people along the exploded on April 20 and sank be back to usual for the fin fish of the marshlands that nurse and not just above the water line,
nation's southern coast, where 50 miles off the tip of Louisiana, but not shellfish." nurture the species upon which and how much of the petroleum
will the millions of as-yet as much as 184 million gallons But, Chay told Tunnell, "it the industry rests. — and the 1.8 million gallons of
uncollected, unburned, unseen of crude have hemorrhaged into permanently killed all of the Louisiana, home to 40 percent chemical dispersants dumped on
gallons of oil from the blown- the gulf. oysters and clams, the same of the nation's coastal wetlands, it — has gotten into the food
out Deepwater Horizon well end To get an idea of what Gulf thing we heard in Isla Arenas has been losing 35 to 50 square chain.
up? Coast residents might be facing, yesterday." miles of marsh a year for Bianchi, who fled New Orleans
Second-generation Plaquemines many have looked back to the Large sections of the U.S. Gulf decades — much of it from the and his job at Tulane University
Parish resident Sandy Reno isn't region's last worst drilling Coast — which accounts for 60 ditching and canal digging after losing his home to
sure she wants to wait around to accident — the 1979 Ixtoc spill. percent to 70 percent of the activities connected to the oil Hurricane Katrina, says his "gut
find out the answers. It took Pemex, Mexico's state- oysters eaten in the U.S. — have industry. In places where oil has feeling" is that the marshes have
"I'm ready to pack up and owned oil company, 10 months been closed to harvesting. It intruded, marsh grasses have died below the water. If that is
leave," says Reno, 43, whose to contain the spill. By then, 140 remains to be seen what effect turned brown and brittle, but it the case, he's concerned that this
shrimper husband, like so many million gallons of crude had the spill will have on the fishery. is unclear yet how deep the die-off could have a "cascading
others along this coast, is now bled into the gulf. Some watermen have been death goes. effect."
dependent on cleanup work Wes Tunnell, associate director pulling up gape-shelled, dead When talking about the marshes "It just makes the whole estuary
from the company held of the Harte Research Institute oysters. But that is likely a to laypeople, chemical more vulnerable."
responsible for the disaster. for Gulf of Mexico Studies at byproduct of the state's efforts oceanographer Thomas Bianchi Bianchi expects to have some
"When you've had enough, Texas A&M University-Corpus to keep the oil out of inland likes to use the analogy of a TEMPORARY page 13
you've had enough. I've had Christi, is traveling the region, waters by diverting thousands of giant tea bag.
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Fear of `resegregation' fuels unrest in NC (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) William J. Barber II, head of the editorial in The News & diversity. The system was Bureau, about half of Wake
Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:15:49 AM state NAACP chapter and one of Observer warned that Raleigh considered a model for those County's residents were born
the four protesters arrested for was in danger of becoming a looking for a way around race- outside North Carolina.
RALEIGH, N.C. – In the annals trespassing at the June 15 board "little Chicago ... with hostile based assignment scheme "The population shift is HUGE,"
of desegregation, Raleigh is meeting. black consciousness and rejected by the courts. says Grant, who briefly taught at
barely a footnote. But John Tedesco, part of a separatism growing with "It (the Wake County system) a Raleigh high school while
Integration came relatively new board majority, says it's the resegregation." really was a beacon, a flag researching his book. "You had
peacefully to the North Carolina NAACP and others who are A proposal to merge the two around which more and more folks moving down there from
capital. There was no "stand in "trying to play with the old '60s districts was put to a referendum people were rallying as they saw Lexington, Mass., and buying a
the schoolhouse door," no need playbook for rules for radicals" in 1973, and was defeated by a 3 the positive effects of this," says $275,000 house, and they
of National Guard escorts or to preserve a policy that is no -1 margin. But three years later, sociologist Gerald Grant, a thought a white school came
even a federal court order. longer needed, and wasn't the two systems were joined by professor emeritus at Syracuse with it. But when they got down
Nearly 50 years passed — working anyway. an act of the state legislature. University and author of the there, they found their kids were
mostly uneventfully, at least "This isn't 1960," he says. Over the years, the united book "Hope and Despair in the getting on a bus."
u n t i l a n e w s c h o o l b o a r d It's not. But in 1960, when school district tried to integrate American City: Why There are At a recent conference at North
majority was elected last year on desegregation first came to the in all sorts of ways. Students No Bad Schools in Raleigh." Carolina State University, Grant
a p l a t f o r m s u p p o r t i n g Raleigh city schools, there was were bused into town from But some parents grew tired of jokingly told supporters of the
community schools. no pitched battle. county neighborhoods. All sixth sending their children off on diversity policy that their
The result has been turmoil. In September of that year, 7- graders were sent to four long bus rides. Others said the biggest mistake was that they
The superintendent resigned in y e a r - o l d W i l l i a m C r a i g downtown centers. A network of policy may have brought whites "didn't build the gates on all the
protest. A coalition of residents Campbell — whose janitor magnet schools was established, and blacks together, but it wasn't roads leading to Raleigh to keep
and civil rights groups filed suit. father was head of the local though by the 1980s, most of really helping blacks all those damn Yankees out of
M o n t h s o f r a l l i e s , n e w s NAACP chapter — braved a those bused were minorities educationally. here" — people like New York
conferences and candlelight gantlet of spit and epithets and from downtown. And there are those who say native Tedesco, one of four new
v i g i l s a g a i n s t t h e f e a r e d walked into the Murphy Public By the 1990s, the federal courts people forgot how bad the bad board members chosen in an
"resegregation" of the state's School. began issuing rulings old days were. election last fall that saw just 8
l a r g e s t s c h o o l d i s t r i c t Despite petitions by 400 parents discouraging forced racial "For folks who were there and percent turnout.
culminated in the recent arrests opposing desegregation as "not integration. So at the beginning lived through it, there's a real "They were well coordinated,
of four activists for refusing to in the best interests" of white of 2000, in an effort to head off sense of a collective forgetting, well funded," says Grant. "They
vacate board members' chairs. children, Campbell remained; a lawsuit, the board adopted a collective amnesia," says got their message out, and they
Locals are lecturing Northern one day, he would become new diversity standards, James Leloudis, a history gathered the discontented."
transplants about the Jim Crow mayor of Atlanta. Raleigh city replacing race with income. professor at the University of Immediately after taking office,
p a s t ; w h i t e s c h o o l b o a r d schools integrated gradually, Under the policy, the goal was North Carolina at Chapel Hill the new 5-4 majority began
members are quoting Brown v. and relatively quietly. to have no school with more who was in high school when dismantling the old diversity
Board of Education to the Wake County was another than 40 percent of its students the county system integrated. plan. The response was equally
NAACP. story. on free or reduced lunch, or "There is a kind of tragic immediate. In February,
"We're not going to sit idly by Between 1968 and 1976, more than a quarter scoring disremembering." Superintendent Del Burns —
while they turn the clock back Raleigh's white population below grade level. Part of the story is that Wake who started as a special
on the blood, sweat and tears dropped by 11 percent, and this With 140,000 students in 160 County is increasingly education teacher in 1976 and
and wipe their feet on the "white flight" turned areas just schools, Wake County was the populated by people who did not had led the district since 2006
sacrifices of so many that have outside the Beltline encircling largest of about 70 districts grow up here and do not feel the — resigned.
enabled us to get to the place we Raleigh into what one educator across the nation using socio- tug or burden of that history. FEAR page 14
are today," says the Rev. called "trailer city." A 1968 economic status to maintain According to the U.S. Census
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Jobless in Cuba? Communism faces the unthinkable (AP)


(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) unnecessary workers on the "I'm lucky since I'm still in my 2008, have forced authorities to and a supervisor sits idly by.
Submitted at 7/18/2010 8:06:32 AM budget and labor books, and job." run a deficit of 5 percent of The state employs 95 percent of
some analysts calculate that the Veronica, a receptionist at GDP, leaving them unable to the official work force.
HAVANA – At a state project excess of jobs has surpassed 1 another Varadero hotel, said she pay back credits received from Unemployment last year was 1.7
to refurbish a decaying building million," said Castro, who feared she may be sent home in China and elsewhere. percent and hasn't risen above 3
in Old Havana, one worker replaced his ailing brother Fidel August, when her resort will be Cuba slashed spending on percent in eight years — but that
paints a wall white while two as president nearly four years only half-occupied. importing food and other basics ignores thousands of Cubans
others watch. A fourth sleeps in ago. Cuba's work force totals "Sometimes they offer by 34 percent to $9.6 billion in who aren't looking for jobs that
a wheelbarrow positioned in a 5.1 million, in a population of alternatives, to study in a 2009, from $12.7 billion the pay monthly salaries worth only
sliver of shade nearby and two 11.2 million. particular course or another previous year. But so far, the $20 a month on average.
more smoke and chat on the In his nationally televised job," she said, "but sometimes, moves have not been enough to Salvador Valdes Mesa,
curb. speech in April, Castro also had when (workers) are sent into the rein in the deficit. secretary-general of the nearly 3
President Raul Castro has harsh words for those who do agricultural sector for instance, Carmelo Mesa-Lago, a Cuba million-strong Cuban Workers
startled the nation lately by little to deserve their salaries. they just quit." economics expert and professor Confederation — the only
saying about one in five Cuban "Without people feeling the With the government giving no emeritus at the University of Cuban labor union allowed —
workers may be redundant. At need to work to make a living, details of its thinking, rumors Pittsburgh, said Cuban officials has instead written that
the work site on Obispo street, sheltered by state regulations have spread that as many as a have spent months debating cuts "reorganization" will ensure
those numbers run in reverse. that are excessively paternalistic fourth of all government in the labor force and economic redundant workers are
I t ' s a c o m m o n s i g h t i n and irrational, we will never workers in some industries reforms. He said they know reassigned rather than fired.
communist Cuba. Here, nearly stimulate a love for work," he could lose their jobs or be what's needed, but face "a He said the government wants
everyone works for the state and said. moved to farming or problem of political viability." more jobs in construction and
o f f i c i a l u n e m p l o y m e n t i s Indeed, the process of labor construction. But Labor Various government perks like agriculture.
minuscule, but pay is so low that r e f o r m m a y a l r e a d y h a v e Minister Margarita Gonzalez cars, gas, uniforms and office Still, 35-year-old computer
Cubans like to joke that "the s t a r t e d , a l b e i t s l o w l y . has promised that "Cuba will supplies have become incentives engineer Norberto fears for his
state pretends to pay us and we Workers in the tourism sector not employ massive firings in a to bloat the payroll, since they job. He thinks it's unfair to keep
pretend to work." say some of their colleagues manner similar to neoliberal are based on the size of a workers under communist
Now, facing a severe budget have been furloughed during the cutbacks," using "neoliberal" as company's work force. domination and yet call them
deficit, the government has lean summer months, while a description of free-market But low pay means low unmotivated. "I didn't graduate
hinted at restructuring or others have been reassigned to policies. productivity. On Obispo street, a from college to now work as a
trimming its bloated work force. jobs on state-run farms. The government has moved to state-run cafeteria sells heavily day laborer or a peasant, he said.
Such talk is causing tension, "Since we are now in the low embrace some small free-market subsidized soft ice cream and If he loses his job and gets an
however, in a country where season, the hotel where I work reforms. It handed some pork sandwiches for the offer to work abroad, he said,
guaranteed employment was a has sent many workers home for barbershops over to employees, equivalent of a few American "my question is 'Will the Cuban
building block of the 1959 two or three months," said allowing them to set their own pennies — meaning wages and authorities put aside their
revolution that swept Fidel Orlando, a chef in Varadero, a prices but making them pay rent tips are so tiny that the staff is paternalism and let me leave?'"
Castro to power. sand-and-surf enclave east of and buy their own supplies. complete indifferent toward (This version CORRECTS
Details are sketchy on how and Havana. Authorities have also approved customers. reference to no unemployment
when such pruning would take "It's very hard because you're more licenses for private taxis Three waiters sit at the counter aid.)
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preliminary test results in a consider putting a constitutional on the verge of pulling up stakes her husband, George, 52, with a poetry is grounded in his belief
matter of days or weeks. But it amendment on the November and heading to Florida when the seventh-grade education, could that humans are just extensions
may well be two or three years ballot that would ban drilling Ledets hired them to fill plastic run his own business and thrive. of the landscape.
before the spill's impact on the within 10 miles of the state's bags with ice. "If he was to take a crew boat "One of the great lies and the
deep-sea environment, says beaches. With Platt shoveling, they fill job or be a tug boat driver, I great myths we've told ourselves
Jeffrey Baguley, a marine The notion of halting all 500 bags a day, at 35 cents think he could do it," says is that there's a division between
biologist at the University of deepwater drilling until we apiece. They're making about Sandy Reno, who kept the the natural world and the human
Nevada. know what happened here might $100 less than they're used to, books for the family's two world," he says. "And I think
These communities of seem a no-brainer to many says Platt, "but it's a paycheck." shrimp boats — the Captain we're as much an extension of
organisms are big players in the people in other parts of the "And it's air conditioned," quips Bubby and Little Dipper. "But the natural world as the plankton
processing and recycling of country. But here, where many Gordon. that's not what he's done. He's and the pelican."
organic carbon, says Baguley, families have feet in both BP employees tell them the always worked for hisself." As sympathetic as he is about
who specializes in the study of industries, people are seriously company plans to be in Only now, he's working for BP the plight of fishermen, oil
marine invertebrates. There is conflicted. Hopedale for two to three years. — and still waiting to be paid workers and others who are
still a lot of oil floating beneath Even those who have been "I'd rather be here bagging ice for more than a month's labor. hurting, Bourque has tired of
the water's surface, and Baguley damaged most by the spill are than anywhere else," says Work on the two relief wells hearing people talk about losing
is concerned about how much of now wholly dependent on the Gordon. intended to kill the well once their "way of life." As far as he
it will end up on the seafloor. industry. Compensation But for some, this spill, coming and for all is expected to be is concerned, it's that "way of
"We have organisms that live payments and cleanup contracts on the heels of so many completed next month. But life" that brought the gulf to the
there in the deep sea that we're from BP have put many in the devastating hurricanes, has experts say tar balls and oil mats edge of the abyss.
not sure of their overall region on a kind of artificial life stretched the bonds of place. will continue to wash ashore ___
function, their overall impact," support, forestalling what could If Sandy Reno could take her from Texas to Florida — and Vicki Smith reported from
he says. "So it's always prudent be major life decisions. 13-year-old son and leave right perhaps beyond — for years to Hopedale, La.; Associated Press
to err on the side of caution When the fishing is good, now, she would. come. Writer Holbrook Mohr reported
when you're impacting Wayne and Lisa Ledet, owners "There was nothing down here As Louisiana's poet laureate, from Port Sulphur, La.
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Interior Department issued a provide ice to three camps anymore. This a man's place. where he grew up near
new one this week. Florida Gov. where BP is housing workers. Just look around." Opelousas in rural St. Landry
Charlie Crist is asking for a Gypsy Gordon, 40, and But she knows there aren't Parish.
special legislative session to boyfriend Shawn Platt, 45, were many places where a man like To a large extent, Bourque's
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"It is clear to me that I cannot, school "would quickly create couple of carpetbagging for Relocated Yankees." During
in all good conscience, continue dozens of capacity problems." Northerners." And Raleigh that time, she says she has
to serve," he said. "If all of today's students were Mayor Charles Meeker referred watched in frustration as test
Supporters of the old assigned to their closest schools, to the board majority as "people scores and graduation rates for
assignment policy sued to have for example, about two dozen who are not from the area, who low-income students declined.
the board's March 23 vote buildings would be at 150 don't share our values," and "That policy was not
overturned, alleging open percent of capacity," the group announced the formation of a accomplishing the educational
meetings violations. A judge wrote. Such a system would also group to ensure that any new purpose," says Lee, co-founder
dismissed the suit, but the undermine the magnet system, student assignment plan doesn't of the group WakeCARES. "It Cartoon: When Life
plaintiffs have appealed. the group claims, leaving "older violate the state constitutional was accomplishing a social
On June 15, when the board neighborhood schools under guarantee of a sound education. purpose. And the social purpose Gives You Lemons,
rejected Barber's demand for 45 capacity, disproportionately The NAACP's Barber admits was to have diversity in Acquire Lemonade
minutes to address the full poor or both." busing supporters were caught schools."
Rob Cottingham
panel, he and three others Tedesco counters with a napping last fall. But with five Lee, who is white, has three (ReadWriteWeb)
occupied the board chamber. University of Georgia study, seats — including Margiotta's children who currently attend
The only way they would leave, presented in May, that found the — up for grabs next year, they magnet schools about 24 miles Submitted at 7/18/2010 3:00:00 PM

they said, was in handcuffs. number of schools not meeting are determined to keep up the away. She and others who
Police obliged. the district's diversity goals had heat to counter what "the anti- support the board's actions are I'm en route to Portland,
Following their release, the actually tripled during the past diversity, right-wing, tea party- tired of being labeled as racists. Oregon for OSCON, but here's a
newly dubbed "Raleigh 4" decade. The researchers blamed sympathizing, resegregationist "When you don't have the facts little something to
published an open letter titled the trend on a lack of political caucus is doing in Wake on your side and you don't have commemorate the newest
"Thoughts While we were Being will and an explosive growth County." the truth on your side, you throw addition to the Google family.
Handcuffed, and Processed at rate — as many as 7,000 new Margiotta says opponents are a trump card and fake it," says If you're at OSCON too, give
the Wake County Jail on June students a year — that made it judging him and the others on a Lee, who has another son who me a wave (I'll be the guy
15 after Engaging in an Act of difficult to follow the policy. plan that is at least year from recently graduated from Wake drawing madly on his iPad, as
Nonviolent Civil Disobedience" Board Chairman Ron Margiotta being finalized. And he says schools and a fifth set to enter I'm cartoon-blogging the event).
— a direct allusion to Martin says the protests, lawsuits and they are attributing motives to kindergarten next year. "It's Or drop by my session on
Luther King Jr.'s famous 1963 candlelight vigils are "an him with no way of knowing become a circus." Wednesday.
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DC Conservatives to Take Marriage to High


Court
(The Christian Post RSS Feed effect in March. initiative would violate the authority.'"
| Society) Since September, traditional Human Rights Act, which Proponents of a ballot initiative
Submitted at 7/17/2010 3:30:40 PM marriage proponents have been prohibits discrimination against argue that they are being denied
demanding that residents be gays and lesbians. Under D.C. their most fundamental freedom
Christians and conservative given their right to vote on the law, referendums cannot violate – the right to vote. Their next
groups in Washington are divisive matter but a ballot
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Supreme Court after their appeal and then by the District of officials exceeded their people a voice, Bishop Harry Systems [Downloads]
to let the people vote on the Columbia Superior Court. authority when they imposed the Jackson's team is determined to
matter was rejected. Thursday's ruling marked Human Rights Act limitation on bring the issue to the steps of the Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)
"In America, we respect the another blow to traditional the right of initiative. U.S. Supreme Court, the next – Submitted at 7/18/2010 12:00:00 PM

right to vote. The citizens of the marriage supporters. "It should be clear that no one and final stop – in preserving
District of Columbia should not "The D.C Court of Appeals on this court doubts the the principle of self-governance Cross Platform: If you long for
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legal counsel with the Alliance buying the argument that the fundamental values to be Jackson is a Maryland and Secret of Monkey Island on
Defense Fund. law cannot be read literally, to fostered in a pluralistic society. megachurch pastor who led the any platform you can imagine,
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Hungarian Crisis Back On The Map As IMF Talks Breakdown


Gregory White (Money Game) million support loan, according agreement that is of concern, for banks with exposure there.
Submitted at 7/18/2010 8:35:26 AM to Reuters. with Hungary needing to secure Here are the countries and banks
Talks broke off Saturday, but the backstop of a potential loan most exposed to a crisis in
Talks between Hungary, the this is unlikely to impact through 2011 and 2012, Hungary >
EU, and the IMF have fallen Hungary's financial stability in according to Reuters. Join the conversation about this
apart and now the country may the short term, as it has This could make Hungary yet story »
be left without the rest of its €20 It is the long-term status of the
remaining loan funds available. again a flash point on Monday
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Officials say gunmen kill 17 at party


in Mexico (AP)
(Yahoo! News: Most Viewed) people at a bar in Torreon. Later shooting a bound man dressed in
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:30:28 PM that month, a television station police uniform and calling in a
and the offices of a local false report of a wounded
PIEDRAS NEGRAS, Mexico – newspaper came under fire. A officer. Three people were
Gunmen stormed a party in pregnant woman was wounded killed, including a federal
northern Mexico on Sunday and in the attack on the offices of officer and a private doctor who
massacred 17 people, authorities Noticias de El Sol de la Laguna. had rushed to the scene to help.
said. Across northern Mexico, there Officials say 24,800 people
The gunmen arrived at the party have been increasing reports of
in Torreon in several cars and mass shootings at parties, bars
have been killed in drug gang
violence since President Felipe
Verizon's LTE rollout is
opened fire without saying a and rehab clinics.
w o r d , t h e C o a h u i l a s t a t e In the worst such massacre this
Attorney General's Office said year, gunmen raided a drug
Calderon declared war on the
cartels in December 2006,
deploying soldiers and federal
imminent, computers
in statement. At least 18 people rehab center in the northern city
were wounded. of Chihuahua and killed 19
police to fight traffickers in their
strongholds.
updated for 4G sim cards
Several of the victims were people. In January, gunmen The government attributes Sean Hollister (Engadget) isn't just fast, it's got a lag-
young and some were women, barged into a private party in the much of the rise in violence to Submitted at 7/18/2010 3:03:00 PM destroying 30ms latency too,
but their identities and ages had border city of Ciudad Juarez and infighting among drug gangs and fans of wider wireless
not yet been determined. killed 15, many of them high whose leadership has been We just got some alleged (but computing can expect 4G tablets
Investigators had no suspects or school or university students. splintered after the arrest of v e r y c o n v i n c i n g ) i n t e r n a l of some sort in 2011 as well.
information on a possible Relatives say it was a case of kingpins. documents on Verizon's 4G See all the goodies in our
motive. mistaken identity, while state ___ plans, and it's mostly stuff we've gallery below.
Police found more than 120 officials claim someone at the Associated Press writer already heard -- 5-12Mbps Gallery: Verizon Wireless
bullet casings at the scene, most party was targeted, although Alexandra Olson contributed to d o w n , a i r c a r d s b e f o r e alleged internal 4G plans
of them from .223 caliber they have not said who it was. this report from Mexico City. smartphones, and plans to roll [Thanks to everyone who sent
weapons. The massacre in Torreon came Five Filters featured article: out in 30 cities in 2010. That this in]
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northern states that has seen a successful car bombing by drug Religion and the Attack On the show the company's still on imminent, computers updated
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BP hopes to keep blown well capped


(Reuters: Top News) course of action, said in a reanimate flow into the Gulf if a sign on a roadside snack stand The crisis took on a new twist
Submitted at 7/18/2010 2:23:06 PM statement. we don't have to." said "Thank you, Jesus, the well over the weekend as the British
The worst oil spill in U.S. PERMANENT FIX is capped," residents were happy government said there was no
By Chris Baltimore history has caused an economic When BP choked off the flow a about the latest news but evidence of a connection
HOUSTON| Sun Jul 18, 2010 and environmental disaster in mile under the water's surface frustrated at the economic toll between BP and last year's
3:23pm EDT five states along the Gulf Coast, with a new, tighter cap on the spill is taking. release of a Libyan man
HOUSTON(Reuters) - BP Plc hurt President Barack Obama's Thursday, it was the first time Shrimper Marvin Davis said he convicted of the 1988 airline
said on Sunday its new cap has a p p r o v a l r a t i n g s a n d oil has not spewed since an has received only two bombing over Lockerbie,
stopped the oil that has gushed complicated traditionally close April 20 explosion on an emergency payments of $2,500 Scotland, that killed 270 people,
into the Gulf of Mexico for ties with Britain. offshore rig killed 11 workers each from BP but has been told most of them Americans.
three months and hopes to keep Those concerns are sure to be and triggered the disaster. to submit more paperwork to The U.S. Senate Foreign
it that way until a relief well can discussed when British Prime "While we are pleased that no keep the money coming. Relations Committee has
permanently seal the leak next Minister David Cameron meets oil is currently being released "I feel we're going to be shut scheduled a July 29 hearing on
month. Obama in Washington on into the Gulf of Mexico and down a long time -- in our best possible ties between BP and the
The British energy giant T u e s d a y . want to take all appropriate area," he said. release of Abdel Basset al-
expressed confidence its blown- The plan had been for BP to action to keep it that way, it is Obama -- under fire to push BP Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence
out Macondo well is intact resume siphoning the oil after important that all decisions are to plug the leak and clean up a officer who was the only person
below the seabed and it would the completion of the pressure driven by the science," Allen spill that has fouled beaches and convicted of the bombing of Pan
not need to resume a collection tests on the well, which extends said. ravaged fishing, tourism and Am Flight 103.
system that has been used to 2.5 miles under the seabed, to "Ultimately, we must insure no drilling industries -- welcomed BP has said it lobbied the
siphon oil from the undersea judge if it is able to withstand irreversible damage is done the success of the new cap but British government about slow
gusher to ships on the surface. the process to seal the leak. which could cause uncontrolled said there was much work ahead progress in resolving a different
But the official in charge of the But Doug Suttles, BP's chief leakage from numerous points on a permanent solution. prisoner transfer agreement with
U.S. government's spill response operating officer, said the on the sea floor." NEW RULES? Libya in 2007 but was not
reacted cautiously, saying company now hopes to keep the Billy Nungesser, president of Beyond monitoring the meeting involved in Megrahi's release.
pressure readings needed to be damaged well shut until the Plaquemines Parish in between Cameron and Obama, (Additional reporting by Paul
analyzed and tests of the well's relief well is completed in Louisiana, said the new cap was BP and its lobbyists are keeping Eckert in Washington, Eileen
structural integrity that began on August and the leak is sealed off good news after a three-month a close eye on the U.S. Congress O'Grady in Houston, Alexandria
Thursday may be extended only with heavy drilling mud and losing battle to try to clean up amid debate on an energy bill Sage in Louisiana; Writing by
in 24-hour increments. cement. oil hitting fragile marshlands as that could include reforms Deborah Charles; Editing by
"As a condition of the extension, "We're hopeful that if the more lapped ashore. meant to prevent a repeat of John O'Callaghan)
t h e U . S . g o v e r n m e n t h a s encouraging signs continue that "We're very optimistic," Gulf of Mexico spill. Five Filters featured article:
r e q u i r e d s i g n i f i c a n t n e w we'll be able to continue the Nungesser told the "Fox News Lawmakers are considering a Headshot - Propaganda, State
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Money worries, "broken promises" at AIDS


conference
(Reuters: Top News) governments with good news. It with $7.7 billion disbursed in treatment and testing services
Submitted at 7/18/2010 2:26:45 PM is very up and down." 2008, it said. could be provided for many
As he spoke, hundreds of The human immunodeficiency more marginalized groups such
By Kate Kelland, Health and protesters marched through the virus (HIV) that causes AIDS as sex workers, drug addicts and
Science Correspondent conference center demanding currently infects 33.4 million men who have sex with men.
VIENNA| Sun Jul 18, 2010 that rich nations deliver on their people and is transmitted during World leaders set this year as a
1:11pm EDT promise that all those in needs sex, in blood and on needles and deadline for universal access to Zachary Levi Shows
VIENNA(Reuters) - The head of AIDS drugs should get them. in breast milk. It gradually treatment for all HIV/AIDS Off His Superman
of the world's largest backer of The Global Fund, set up in wears down the immune system patients who need it, but the
programs against HIV and 2001, raises donor money every and can take years to cause head of the International AIDS Abs Between Swings
AIDS said at a global three years and in 2007 secured symptoms. It has killed 25 Society Julio Montaner echoed PopSugar (PopSugar)
conference on AIDS on Sunday $10 billion for the 2008-2010 million people since the early the tone of protesters, who Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:00:00 AM
he feared wealthy donor period. The next replenishment 1980s. shouted "broken promises kill."
countries may cut funding in the meeting is on October 5 in New Kazatchkine said its funding for Montaner rebuked politicians Zachary Levi flashed his toned
wake of global recession. York and cover the years 2011 AIDS, which accounts for for failing to deliver on their stomach so someone could
Speaking at the start of an to 2013. around half the fund's spending, promise, saying that only a third fiddle with his mic while
international gathering of some "I can't believe we will get less, was split into three areas -- of the 15 million people who filming a Stand Up 2 Cancer
20,000 AIDS activists, scientists and I can't believe we will be treatment, prevention and health need potentially life-saving PSA on a golf course in LA on
and sufferers in Vienna, Michel flatlining, but the question is infrastructure for delivery. AIDS drugs currently get them. Thursday. He's going with a
Kazatchkine, head of the Global how much more we will get A study published earlier on "Today we have treatments that bearded thing at the moment,
Fund to Fight AIDS, than we got in 2007," Sunday found that treating HIV work, we have shown that this though his fans might find their
Tuberculosis and Malaria said it Kazatchkine said. patients with cocktails of drugs can be done ... what we need eyes wandering elsewhere with
needed up to $20 billion in the CRISIS not only can help them live now is the political will to go these pics. Those abs of steel
next three years to sustain A report published at the longer, but can also be a the extra mile to deliver on could come in handy if the
progress in tackling the diseases. conference by the Joint United powerful way of limiting the universal access," he said. rumors are true that he's in the
"I am hugely afraid. I am very Nations Programme on HIV/ spread of the incurable virus. "We have a serious problem running to be the next
concerned," he told reporters at AIDS (UNAIDS) found that If the Global Fund manages to with the political leadership Superman. One place he'll be for
a briefing. "Because of the overall support for global AIDS get its hoped-for $20 billion globally and we have to fix it." sure is back on the small screen
(global financial) crisis ... effort from donor nations dollars for the next three years, (Editing by Andrew Roche) come Fall; NBC recently
because of the competing flattened out last year in the Kazatchkine said millions of Five Filters featured article: announced its season premiere
priorities." midst of global economic crisis. lives could be saved with HIV Headshot - Propaganda, State dates, and Chuck will be kicking
"I hear of many governments In 2009, the Group of Eight treatment and tens of millions of Religion and the Attack On the things off on Sept. 20.
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AIG to name ex-Pru CEO to head


AIA unit: source
(Reuters: Top News) chairman, at odds with Edmund Tse, AIA's former
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:41:02 PM Benmosche over the CEO, from AXA Asia Pacific in
unsuccessful sale of AIA to 2006. Wilson took over as AIA's
By Paritosh Bansal Prudential for $35.5 billion. CEO in 2009.
NEW YORK| Sun Jul 18, 2010 AIG named Steve Miller as its The move puts Tucker in
2:41pm EDT new chairman. charge of the unit he tried to buy
NEW YORK(Reuters) - AIG decided last week to last year while he was still the
American International Group revive plans for an IPO of AIA, head of Prudential. Thiam took
Inc is expected to name former expected to be the biggest ever over at Prudential in October
Prudential Plc Chief Executive done solely in Hong Kong. last year.
Mark Tucker as head of AIA, as Bankers said the IPO, which Under Tucker, Prudential
it prepares the Asian life could be completed by year-end, looked at AIA as AIG
insurance unit for an initial is targeting around $15 billion in scrambled early last year to sell
p u b l i c o f f e r i n g , a s o u r c e proceeds.
familiar with the matter said on
Sunday.
Benmosche had been a
proponent of a sale of the
assets to repay taxpayers after
receiving a $182.3 billion
bailout package. But it pulled
Raytheon's pain gun
Tucker will replace AIA Chief business to Prudential, instead
Executive Mark Wilson, the of an IPO, and wanted to do a
out of the auction, concerned
about price. finally gets deployed in
source said, adding that an deal even at a lower price when AIG declined to comment. The
announcement was expected as the transaction ran into trouble.
soon as Monday in Asia. But he was overruled by AIG's
source is anonymous because
the news was not yet public.
Afghanistan
Wilson is expected to remain at board, which lost confidence in (Reporting by Paritosh Bansal; Sean Hollister (Engadget) used operationally," and that the
the unit until the end of the year, the ability of Prudential CEO Editing by Maureen Bavdek) Submitted at 7/18/2010 8:41:00 AM armed forces have yet to decide
the source said. Tidjane Thiam to close the deal. Five Filters featured article: whether to actually use it. Wired
The move is the latest sign that Benmosche also met with some Headshot - Propaganda, StateIt's been six long years since we reports the unit was plagued by
AIG CEO Robert Benmosche is r e s i s t a n c e f r o m A I A first got wind of the Pentagon's
Religion and the Attack On the technical and safety issues for
asserting his authority at the management over the Prudential Active Denial System, and four
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Last week, Harvey Golub Wilson, a native New device once or twice, it seems pants off lead-based
stepped down as AIG's Zealander, was hired by the Air Force-approved pain gun alternatives.
is only now entering service in Raytheon's pain gun finally gets
Getting Your Day’s Worth of Water Afghanistan. The BBC reports
the device -- which generates a
deployed in Afghanistan
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RIM says Apple claims about Top 10 Appliances We


BlackBerry unacceptable Can't Live Without
(Reuters: Top News) the touch-screen phone a certain "RIM has avoided designs like (HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) stories behind these inventions,
Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:51:03 AM way, leading to dropped calls. the one Apple used in the Submitted at 7/18/2010 9:00:00 AM along with a few coincidences,
In response to the complaints iPhone 4 and instead has used mysteries and lucky accidents.
TORONTO| Sun Jul 18, 2010 Apple Chief Executive Steve innovative designs which reduce If you prepared a list of Leaps in our technical know-
12:51pm EDT Jobs said Friday the entire the risk for dropped calls, appliances you couldn't live how and our knack for using
TORONTO(Reuters) - Apple smartphone industry shared such especially in areas of lower without, how long would it be? new knowledge to build on
Inc appears to be deliberately reception problems, naming coverage," they said. Before you answer that established ideas have resulted
distorting the issues surrounding specifically Research in Motion, "One thing is for certain, RIM's question, imagine a typical day in inventions that have shaped
the iPhone 4's antenna design by Samsung Electronics and HTC customers don't need to use a in your life. Did an alarm clock our society and ways of
asserting that Research In Corp. case for their BlackBerry wake you this morning? Did you thinking. Equally astonishing is
Motion's BlackBerry has similar At a rare, 90-minute press smartphone to maintain proper take a shower or brush your the broad availability of these
reception problems, RIM said. conference, Jobs maintained connectivity," the statement teeth? Did you grab a drink technologies that make them
"Apple's attempt to draw RIM there were no problems with the said. from the fridge? Has the heat or some important creature
into Apple's self-made debacle iPhone 4's wraparound antenna RIM, based in Waterloo, air conditioning kicked on yet to comforts available to huge
is unacceptable," RIM co-Chief design and accused the media of Ontario, was referring to Jobs' keep you comfortably warm or numbers of people around the
Executives Mike Lazaridis and trying to "tear down" a company offer to provide iPhone 4 users cool? Were the socks you put world.
Jim Balsillie said in a statement that had grown so successful. with free phone cases to address on fresh from the laundry room? Let's explore 10 appliances that
emailed late Friday. "This is life in the smartphone the reception complaints. Despite the fast pace of modern enhance our lives and take a
"Apple's claims about RIM world. Phones aren't perfect. Apple, based in Cupertino, living, with its uncertainties and glimpse at the how, when and
products appear to be deliberate Most every smartphone we California, could not be reached challenges, many conveniences why of their existence. Some of
attempts to distort the public's tested behaved like this," Jobs immediately to comment. and small delights are the result these choices may surprise you,
understanding of an antenna said. (Reporting by Frank McGurty; of a network of ideas, concepts but life for all of us would be
design issue and to deflect In response of Jobs' comments, Editing by Steve Orlofsky) and inventions brought into very different without them.
attention from Apple's difficult RIM's co-chief executives Five Filters featured article: being by the passionate efforts Five Filters featured article:
situation." issued a statement defending the Headshot - Propaganda, State of men of science, business and Headshot - Propaganda, State
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Michelle and Seth Take a Ride on the Set of Take This Waltz
PopSugar (PopSugar) Waltz in Toronto, Canada, on also has a number of movies in
Submitted at 7/18/2010 9:00:00 AM Thursday. Michelle debuted her the pipeline and will take a To see more of Michelle and
new red bob earlier in the week, detour from his typical comedic Seth at work, just read more.
Michelle Williams and Seth though most of you are unsure role in the action-packed The View 10 Photos ›
Rogen shared a few laughs as about the style change after Green Hornet, which hits
they were pulled along in a falling for her blond pixie cut as Blue Valentine at Cannes. Seth theaters later this year.
rickshaw filming Take This she and Ryan Gosling promoted
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Admin (ReadWriteWeb) and beyond. OSCON is the mobile? What do they like and studies, topical Q&A and
Submitted at 7/17/2010 3:00:00 PM place to be inspired and dislike? What are the real issues debates, exhibition hall,
challenged, renew bonds to they have? What will they workshops and networking.
We're always on the lookout for c o m m u n i t y , m a k e n e w respond to in the future? Speakers include:• Blake
upcoming Web tech events from connections, and find ways to Register here. Chandlee, VP & Commercial
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Conan O’Brien’s Love/Hate Relationship with the Internet


Sarah Lacy (TechCrunch) last ten years with people in old- He cut himself off talking about
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:26:14 PM media, music, independent book the latter, saying he was trying
stores, and travel hard not to be judgmental—but
Back in January Conan O’Brien agencies—especially people this is clearly an idea with
was supposed to come to San who are mid-career and young which he struggles. He talked
Francisco for a SF Sketchfest enough to want to disrupt about kids coming up to him
Tribute and Q&A about his things, but old enough and have and saying they were going to
career. And then, he lost his p a i d e n o u g h d u e s t h a t i t be on his show one day and
dream job as he said, “shit really somehow feels unfair when the when he asked what they did
hit the fan” and he had to industry is ripped out from they said “nothing,” but they
cancel. He finally made good on under their feet. To me, this were “going to be huge.” He
that gig last night at the Herbst t h r e e - h o u r o u t - p o u r i n g o f said a few decades ago if
Theatre in San Francisco, and it enthusiasm for the future mixed someone had said that to David
was far more revealing than his with nostalgia of the past was Letterman or Johnny Carson the
60 Minutes interview. I’d gone like any conversation I used to answer would have been that
expecting to hear an “Inside the have when I still worked in old they sing, dance, act or
A c t o r ’ s S t u d i o ” s t y l e media newsrooms. I wish he’d something.
retrospective. What we got been this frank in his network Success Was Being Left Alone.
instead was more than three interview—because this is the When O’Brien first took over
Just How Much Has Changed: opportunity for funny people
hours of O’Brian, Patton Oswalt everyman story of the Web’s Late Night the network wanted
O’Brien talked about when he everywhere, especially women,
and Andy Richter drinking disruption. If it hasn’t happened to put him on a week-to-week
got the Late Night Show job in African Americans and other
heavily on stage and talking to your industry yet—wait. It contract. He fought back and got
1993. He was so unknown that minorities that don’t get as
about how the Internet has will. a series of 13-week contracts.
no one could find a photo of him m a n y p l u m j o b s i n t h e
u t t e r l y r i p p e d t h e m e d i a If I could just embed a raw He and his staff did their job
to run with the news story. entertainment world. But on the
business in two over the course bootleg video, I’d end this post with the feeling that the anvil
I m a g i n e : N o T w i t P i c , n o other hand, if he were up for
of their careers. here. But given the theme of the could fall at any moment. But
Facebook profile image, no that job today, he admits there’s
“Those men behind the evening, it was sad but because no one had much hope
Flickr—nothing. Newspapers s o m u c h c o m p e t i t i o n h e
curtain—the great and powerful somehow not surprising that SF
ran a gritty image they snapped probably wouldn’t have been pinned on the show, they were
Oz—are scared shitless right Sketchfest emphasized several largely ignored and allowed to
from the television screen given a shot.
now,” O’Brien said, adding that times that no video or photos
instead. And it took him several Cream Rises…or Does It? do whatever they wanted.
the chaos is so high that anyone were allowed—a contrast to
days to get a photo together to O ’ B r i e n m a d e t h e p o i n t They’d throw stuff out there,
in the audience could just as O’Brien’s comedy tour when he
send out. repeatedly that “cream rises to and if it worked it did, if not,
likely be running a major welcomed fans to record and do
Today, anyone with his level of the top” online and that if you they’d throw more stuff out the
network in a few years. O’Brien whatever they wanted with the
experience at the time would consistently put out funny stuff, next day. The contrast to his
opened by saying he was footage. That means these raw,
have thousands of clips from you’ll start getting paid to write p r a c t i c a l l y n o n - e x i s t e n t
choosing to see opportunity in authentic confessions and advice
YouTube, from tried-and-failed or perform funny stuff. But he honeymoon period on the
the volatility in his business, but t o t h e y o u n g e r c r e a t i v e
cable shows, live video from also talked about how the Web Tonight Show is obvious.
over the next few hours it was generation can’t run on the
s t a n d u p g i g s , m a y b e a n and the reality TV/ Paris Hilton Here’s the good thing about a
clear that it wasn’t that simple. platforms where audiences
appearance from a Funny or Die generation had set a precedent Web-distributed entertainment
What O’Brien went through would most appreciate them.
skit, not to mention thousands of that you could be famous not for world—there’s a lot more of the
with NBC was a more public So here are my highlights images online. On the one hand, any talent, but just for making a former because the gate keepers
v e r s i o n o f h u n d r e d s o f instead. (I wasn’t taking notes, CONAN page 34
he said it had opened up spectacle of yourself.
conversations I’ve had over the so I’m paraphrasing here.)
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Inside Apple’s Actual Distortion Field: Giant Chambers, Fake


Heads, And Black Cloaks
MG Siegler (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 7/17/2010 7:52:46 PM

If Apple really wanted to


silence critics, they have a place
to do so. I’ve now seen it with
my own eyes.
Inside Apple’s headquarters in
Cupertino, CA, there are a
collection of rooms that house
17 giant anechoic chambers.
Basically, they’re rooms where
no waves (sound or
electromagnetic) can reflect off
of anything, so there is
absolutely no interference when
it comes to wireless testing.
Apple places their devices from
iPhones to iPads in these
chambers to ensure the
performance is up to their
standards.
Yesterday after their press
event, Apple gave myself and a
handful of other journalists the
chance to take a tour of these
facilities. It was the first time
anyone outside of Apple has
ever seen them. In fact, most
people who work at Apple have
never seen them, we were told.
The tour was led by Ruben
executives Phil Schiller, Bob chambers themselves are custom “ This lab used to be secret. this facility “for years.” Even
Caballero, Apple’s senior
Mansfield, and Greg Joswiak. -made for Apple by various Most people don’t know it more interesting may be that the
antenna expert (and,
Right off the bat, it was made third party industrial exists,” Caballero told us. iPhone 4 specifically had been
incidentally, the man in the
very clear to us that we were not manufacturers, the areas these Dubbed the “Black Labs,” when in testing in these chambers for
news recently thanks to a
allowed to take pictures or chambers are in also contain a I asked about the black cloaks, 2 years. You know that means.
BusinessWeek story — a story
record video inside of these ton of other testing equipment. Caballero said that “ we have a Not only was the iPhone 5 likely
which Apple says is a “crock”
rooms. (The pictures in this post And yes, there were several lot of other projects going on.” in the same room that we were
and “total bullshit”). Also there
are the ones Apple provided.) things hidden under black At one point we were told that INSIDE page 28
to answer questions were Apple
It’s pretty clear why. While the cloaks on tables in these rooms. the iPad had been in testing in
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The Many Bottom Lines Of Businesses


Guest Author (TechCrunch) us in the social enterprise sector. Shop, whose “Trade Not Aid” corporate mission statements,
Submitted at 7/18/2010 4:10:49 AM In April, Maryland became the and Greenpeace campaigns built they face major tradeoffs. Prior
first state to allow entrepreneurs her a reputation for business to the advent of Benefit
This post was written by guest to form Benefit Corporations. ethics. Corporations, people and planet
contributor Leila Janah, the Also known as “triple-bottom Today, there are at least 25 took a back seat to profits. Ten
C E O o f t h e n o n p r o f i t line” businesses (so named for different approaches to years ago, Ben & Jerry’s sold to
o u t s o u r c e d s e r v i c e s f i r m their consideration of people, measuring social and Unilever — according to Will
Samasource. Leila continues to planet, and profit), B Corps now environmental impact at the Patten, a former executive there,
argue with me over whether or include over 300 companies firm level, ranging from Fair Cohen and Greenfield wanted to
not pure capitalism can solve representing $1.1B in revenue, Trade labeling systems that retain control of the company
what ails us. I tend to take a including Amazon competitor focus on living and working but could have been sued by
Randian view of the world. B e t t e r W o r l d B o o k s a n d conditions for suppliers to Jed shareholders for not selling to an
Janah argues that capitalism can GoodGuide, a site that rates Emerson’s popular Social entity willing to pay well above
often lead to evil, and points to consumer products for safety, Return on Investment method, the company’s stock price.
the massive Taiwanese firm environmental impact, and and the companies that use them Under Maryland’s new law, the
Foxconn as an example of s o c i a l r e s p o n s i b i l i t y . B have access to new pools of Bens and Jerrys of the future are
capitalism going wrong. That’s Corporation, the nonprofit capital. Led by the Rockefeller free to compromise profits for
certainly a crowd pleaser, but I b e h i n d t h e l e g i s l a t i o n , i s of businesses? Is Adam Smith Foundation, the Global Impact the pursuit of vaguely defined
think most of the problems with growing in influence — in the turning in his grave? Investing Network includes 30 “public benefit,” which includes
c a p i t a l i s m s t e m f r o m organization’s hometown of The notion of multiple bottom socially conscious investors things like preserving the
government regulation. You can Philadelphia, B Corps now lines emerged in the 1980s, after including funds like Jeff Skoll’s environment and improving
watch my recent video interview receive tax incentives. major environmental Capricorn Investment Group human health. The directors of
with Janah here. In any event, Benefit Corporations aren’t the catastrophes like Exxon Valdez and TIAA-CREF. Benefit Corporations are
Samasource is a fascinating only newfangled legal structures and the Union Carbide gas leak This activity around social required to file a “Benefit
experiment and is already available to mission-driven in Bhopal made it clear that business, and social capital Report” to shareholders each
helping the world become a entrepreneurs. Several years some firms were not counting markets more broadly, is year, and are required to
more pleasant place to be. ago, Vermont created Low- the true environmental costs of encouraging, but highlights a consider the effects of their
Sixty-three percent of the P r o f i t L i m i t e d L i a b i l i t y doing business on their balance central problem: in the absence actions not only on
Fortune 500, and more than half C o r p o r a t i o n s , o r L 3 C s sheets. Negative environmental of a single standard for shareholders, but also on
of all American businesses, are (Vermont, bless those hippies, externalities went largely measuring social and employees, customers, and,
incorporated in Delaware. The a l s o a p p r o v e d B e n e f i t unregulated, and activists environmental returns, notably, suppliers.
state’s laws protect corporate C o r p o r a t i o n s i n M a y ) . realized that business leaders regulatory agencies can’t build In the wake of worker suicides
directors and enable them to Michigan, Utah, Wyoming, were a more likely source of effective incentives to at FoxConn and the recent
focus on the bottom line. Illinois, and New York followed change than government. The encourage companies to adopt discovery of$1 trillion worth of
Traditionally, that has meant suit. first crop of these companies them. Optimizing for multiple lithium, copper and iron in
maximizing profits and I can hear some of you included Ben and Jerry’s, whose variables is notoriously Afghanistan, is the tech world
shareholder value. scoffing. How can a business founders Ben Cohen and Jerry challenging; even when leaders ready for B Corps? CrunchBase
But a new trend is emerging to optimize across multiple types Greenfield famously donated unambiguously express their Information Leila Chirayath
counter Delaware’s influence on of return? How can one measure 7.5% of pre-tax profit to commitment to social and Janah Information provided by
American corporate policy, and social and environmental impact community projects, and Dame environmental goals by, for CrunchBase
it’s pretty thrilling for those of consistently across the full range Anita Roddick’s The Body example, modifying their
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Android Poised For Dominance In China, With Global


Implications
Guest Author (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:08:19 AM

Editor’s note: this is a guest


post penned by Richard Yu,
who previously co-wrote an
article for TechCrunch on the
social networking landscape in
China. Yu is a Seattle native
working in Shanghai for Spil
Games, where he manages
online strategy & operations in
Asia, including for
www.game.com.cn.
Android seems ready to
leapfrog competitors to grab
dominance in China, the world’s
largest mobile market. A
combination of drastic price
drops on Android phones and
custom Chinese mobile apps
supported by the massive
domestic market is bound to
push Android past the
entrenched leaders, setting the
tone for how the mobile internet
is built and interacted with
around the world.
Factoids:
- Number of Mobile Internet
Users in China (start of 2010):
233 million
- Number of Mobile Internet Last January, analysts and users the native integration of Yet, counter to China’s moving full steam ahead with
Users in China (projected for alike hailed the death of Google Google’s popular services like apparent ambitions to kill more Chinese integrated
2014): 957 million in China after its search engine the Marketplace, Search, Maps, Android and Google, officially services like an app store, where
- Population of USA+ ran afoul of state censors. Later, and Gmail. Without these sanctioned versions of Android China Mobile takes 50% of
EU(2010): roughly 800 million the Android Marketplace and essential services though, are flourishing, starting with last sales revenue. Meanwhile,
But what about the Chinese Gmail were both mysteriously Android appears limp compared year’s Ophone OS from state- Motorola is developing a line of
government’s very public and blocked for two days in June. to iPhone and even Nokia, the owned China Mobile. With the Chinese flavors for Android
damaging beef with Google? Android’s rapidly improving UI market leader, with over 30% help of Lenovo, China’s tech ANDROID page 33
aside, a major selling point is ‘official’ market share. darling, Ophone devices are
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in. But the iPhone 6 may have Some were used to test the and simply used to absorb and equipment to collect all the data
been around as well. devices by themselves, some dampen any waves, but still, and send it back to the labs at
Sadly, we weren’t allowed to were meant for testing with these chambers look like they the headquarters.
lift up the cloaks. humans and the devices. belong in a nightmare. Again, if Mansfield closed the tour by
The point of our visit to these The most interesting of these Apple needs a place to silence noting that they had hoped it
labs was clear: Apple wants it to rooms was one that Caballero critics, they have the rooms. was now a bit more clear the
be known just how much testing called “Stargate.” Why? These chambers vary in cost, amount of time and energy
goes into devices such as the Because well, it looks like it but each of the ones we saw cost Apple puts into testing these
iPhone. More specifically, belongs in the movie/TV series over $1 million. All told, Apple wireless products. “ We hope to Digitize Your Old Film
Apple wants to the world to Stargate. Inside this room, said it has spent over $100 give you a sense of the real Strips with a DIY
know just how much testing the there’s a giant ring that a human million on these testing engineering going on here,” Negative Duplicator
iPhone 4 went through before sits on a raised chair in the facilities. Mansfield said. It’s not just [DIY]
they deemed it ready to go. center of. This chair slowly We then went into a room that testing, it’s re-testing — and this
Again, it was in these various rotates around as signals are contained fake heads. goes on for months, he said. Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)
chambers for 2 years. This is passed around the entire outer Obviously, these are used to test No matter what your take is on Submitted at 7/17/2010 4:00:00 PM
obviously a direct response to circle. This creates a 360 degree the various devices without the iPhone 4 antenna — my take
allegations made recently that test area. I was told this room is having to use real humans. And is here: it’s real, but not a big We've discussed digitizing your
perhaps Apple didn’t test the completely safe for humans. Apple goes so far as to fill these deal— there is no question that old photo negatives before, but
device enough before they And people typically spend 40 heads with liquid mixtures of Apple spends a huge amount of dedicated negative scanners can
shipped it. minutes in there at a time for sugar, water, salt, and other time and money testing these be expensive. Photographer
So how do they test it? There testing. By comparison, devices components to replicate the devices. And the fact that the Claus Thiim, however, built his
are four stages. The first is a can stay in the other anechoic make-up of the human brain. thing people will care most own using just a few toilet paper
passive test to study the form chambers for up to 24 hours at a There were also replicas of the about in this whole 1,200-word rolls and an old polarizer filter.
factor of the device they want to time. human hands and feet (that latter post is the passing mention that More »
create. The second stage is what Speaking of movies, one for Nike+ testing). If the tour the iPhone 5 and iPhone 6 may
Caballero calls the “junk in the chamber we didn’t get to see started out as a bunch of people have been in one of these rooms,
trunk” stage. Apple puts the was a giant one that looks going to see the inside of Willy says just about all you need to
wireless components inside of exactly like Cerebo from the X- Wonka’s Chocolate Factory for say about the state of the
the form factor and puts them in Men films. I mean, just look at the first time, I was starting to iPhone.
these chambers. The third part the picture Apple provided grow concerned that it was For those interesting in learning
involves studying the device in (bottom). It’s the same thing. Of turning into that scene where more, Apple has also posted the
one of these chambers but with course, in Apple’s Cerebo, I they enter the strange following page (and video)
human or dummy subjects. And assume the subject standing in psychedelic tunnel. about the antenna labs.
the fourth part is a field test, the center can’t read every But that feeling quickly CrunchBase Information Apple
done in vans that drive around human beings’ mind. But I can subsided as we headed outside iPhone 4 Information provided
various cities monitoring the
device’s signal the entire time
only assume that as we didn’t
get to see this room.
to see the vans Apple uses to
test their devices in the real
by CrunchBase Facebook
(both with real people and with
dummies).
We were shown three different
Each of these chambers is also
a bit frightening because each is
covered from floor to ceiling
world. These are giant white
vans with antennas on the top of
them to pull in both cellular and
doesn't see
anechoic chambers, each used
for slightly different purposes.
with giant blue spikes. Sure,
these spikes are made of foam
GPS signals. The back of these
vans contain various computer
dead people
(CNET
I usedNews.com)
to live inpage
FACEBOOK a haunted
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house. The lady who wandered the daisies. He's an ex-Guy." whose friends reported him to some of the more colorful
around it in a white nightdress Facebook, perhaps in response Facebook as being dead. They exchanges that might be offered
seemed benign enough. She to this difficult tale, has poured merely found an obituary of by those speaking well (and ill)
never deliberately startled me or its heart out to The New York someone with a not entirely of the dead.
said "boo" and never made a Times. dissimilar name. If every death of a Facebook
mess. I think she was simply It used to be, apparently, when "When I first 'died,' I went member was immediately turned
looking for something or Facebook was full of young looking around Facebook's help into a memorial page, one
someone she'd left behind. It people who rarely snuffed it, the pages, but alas, they don't seem shudders to think of the
wasn't me, as she had died, I company would, if it ever heard to have a 'I'm not really dead, sociological and psychological Build a Canopy Bed
believe, somewhere around of a dead member, simply erase could I have my account back consequences society might Out of Aluminum
1672. that member from its pages. please?' section, so I opted for suffer.
Facebook now has a similar However, particularly since the filling in every form on their However, given that Facebook Pipe [DIY]
issue to deal with. Around its Virginia Tech shootings, you Web site," Thulbourn told the is, these days, more important Whitson Gordon (Lifehacker)
vastly populated house, there are can now memorialize your dead Times. that any government or other
Submitted at 7/18/2010 8:00:00 AM
people who waft away to the friend or loved one, so that But while many might grapple social institution, surely
next firmament without leaving people can still leave messages with some of the nuances countries might just pass a law We use pipe and modular
a note or even saying goodbye. of condolence or, perhaps, concerning, for example, the that death registries should fittings for a lot of DIY projects
But they're still there. Out there. IOUs. fact that only a recently immediately inform Facebook around here, from simple dish
Somewhere. People have many ways to deceased person's existing of every single passing that racks to laptop stands, but if
Which is frightfully announce deaths.(Credit: CC friends at the time of death can occurs. After all, everyone on you're a bit more ambitious you
inconsiderate. It makes Paul Lowry/Flickr) participate fully in a Facebook uses their real names, can make your own, stylish,
Facebook look frightfully Facebook's Meredith Chin memorialized page on so one would hope it would be canopy bed frame. More »
inconsiderate too. explained to the Times that Facebook, I am more fascinated easy to transfer profiles from the
Last week, for example, Facebook would love to be able by the more truthful, and living box to the dead one.
extremely famous tech person to catch certain obvious phrases therefore more seedy, side of Thankfully, this would also
Dave Winer wrote on his blog like R.I.P.. But there clearly are things. offer excellent advertising
that he was a little tired of difficulties associated with such What if people want to opportunities for undertakers,
Facebook suggesting he contact semantic interpretation. Without suddenly tell the truth about the casket makers, probate lawyers,
his friend Guy Kewney. direct input and proof of death person they used to know? What and, of course, party planners.
"Their algorithms must have from someone's Facebook if these memorialized pages turn Five Filters featured article:
noticed that he's not getting a lot friends, trying to track a phrase into the worst kind of funeral Headshot - Propaganda, State
of messages," wrote Winer. like, as was suggested in the party? You know, the kind Religion and the Attack On the
"And that alarmingly he isn't Times, "I miss you" could lead where someone suddenly says, Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available
even posting very much! Let's to quite unnecessary grief. after a sherry or seven: "I hated tools: PDF Newspaper, Full
wake Guy up, the 'bot at And then there's all those that bastard. He slept with my Text RSS, Term Extraction.
Facebook seems to be saying. people who are blessed with that wife."
Only one problem. Guy is dead. unfortunately subjective thing Last week, for example, a fan
Like the parrot in the Monty called humor. The Times recalls page set up for a dead killer in
Python sketch, he's pushing up the story of Simon Thulbourn, the UK, Raoul Moat, enjoyed
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WeShop Blends Q&A With Purchase Data To Socialize


Shopping History
Leena Rao (TechCrunch)
Submitted at 7/18/2010 9:49:03 AM

WeShop is hoping to shake up


the online shopping space with
its platform that allows
consumers to share purchase
information on a free and
anonymous basis.
In private beta, WeShop allows
consumers to pool their
purchasing information which is
available to other WeShop
members. WeShop then
analyzes and sells this data for
vendors. Here’s the catch-
consumers have to give WeShop
access to your e-mail account or
your credit card number. That
way, when you use your credit
card for a purchase or if you buy
something online and receive an
email receipt, WeShop will flag
it and insert it into your profile
The benefit for the consumer is
the ability to access other’s data, his seat from the same place. shopping habits and history to (only free shipping offers, only more than 15,000 members
which WeShop makes If it can scale, WeShop local businesses and retailers. discounts or more than 30 providing data and making more
anonymous. For example, eventually wants to allows The whole platform is opt-in on percent, etc.) WeShop also than $20 million in purchases.
consumers can make available consumers to share with each the consumer side, so consumers enables consumers with similar The startup has also raised $2.8
information about the fare they other or search for information know that their history will be interests to accumulate into million in funding from an
paid for a particular seat on a that isn’t necessarily published shared. Vendors can also virtual, anonymous impressive roster of investors
particular plane and where they by retailers. For example, “What approach them with targeted marketplaces (or networks) that including from Jonathan Miller,
bought the ticket from. color dress is most popular this offers to meet those needs aim to attract better offers from Chairman and CEO, Digital
Members can then find out from season?,” “What coffee maker (though vendors are not given vendors given the number of Media Group of News
WeShop what is the lowest fare are people like me buying?,” consumers’ email info; potential buyers. In terms of Corporation and former
paid for that flight and where and “Where are most large men everything is communicated monetization, WeShop takes a America Online CEO.
that ticket was purchased, so the buying their big and tall apparel through WeShop). cut of a purchase that takes The idea of WeShop is similar
member who is looking to buy a from?” WeShop members can also set place through its leads for in some ways to Blippy or
ticket can benefit from the On the business side, WeShop their own terms on which they vendors and retailers.
“wisdom of the crowd” and buy WESHOP page 31
sells the anonymous data of will do business with vendors WeShop says it already has
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Why Web host shut down 73,000 blogs a mystery Questions


(CNET News.com)
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:03:40 PM
immediately available for
comment.
with the action."
A spokesman for the Recording
violations committed by users.
Blogetery's operator said he
about the new
Though BurstNet never
Blogetery.com, a little-known indicated Blogetery's problems
Industry Association of America
said Sunday that the trade group
played by the rules. In the e-
mail exchange with BurstNet,
Digg
WordPress platform used by were caused by copyright for the four top record labels the blog platform's operator, (Scripting News)
more than 70,000 blogs, was violations, TorrentFreak, a blog had nothing to do with said that he always obeyed Submitted at 7/18/2010 9:24:09 AM
shut down by its Web hosting that covers Web file-sharing Blogetery's shut down. A copyright law. Whenever
company mroe than a week ago issues and broke the story, wrote spokesman for the Motion anyone on his platform was I've been lucky enough to be
and nobody seems willing to say that the U.S. government may Picture Association of America accused of posting links to admitted to the test group for the
why or who is responsible. be involved as part of stepped- said he had never heard of unauthorized movie or music new version of Digg that's in
BurstNet, the Web-hosting up antipiracy operations. Nearly Blogetery. files, he said he removed the development. I don't think it's all
company, informed Blogetery's three weeks ago, a group of That the MPAA and RIAA may material "within 24 hours." that exclusive, it's kind of like a
operator that service was federal law enforcement not be involved makes sense. Sure, there's still lots public beta, but you do need to
terminated at the request of agencies, including the U.S. Typically, they give warnings unanswered questions. We don't be authorized to get in.
some law enforcement agency District Court for the Southern before they move like this. They know which law enforcement I'm thinking about integrating
but wouldn't say which one. As District of New York and the also try to make big news out of agency is involved. We don't my workflow with Digg the
for the reason, BurstNet hasn't U.S. Immigration and Customs any enforcement efforts; they know whether BurstNet same way I have it integrated
made that clear either. In an e- Enforcement (ICE), a unit of the want them to act as deterrents. disconnected Blogetery with with Twitter. To do that I need a
mail to Blogetery's operator, D e p a r t m e n t o f H o m e l a n d And these trade groups have proper cause. We don't know for bookmarklet that flows links
BurstNet managers did say, Security--seized assets and Web historically had to file lawsuits, sure whether the reason for the into Digg. There must be one,
however, that they had little s i t e s b e l o n g i n g t o p e o p l e spend millions of dollars, and shut down was due to copyright but pecking around the UI it
choice but to terminate service. authorities say operated illegal wait years before convincing violations. wasn't apparent where. Any help
"Please note that this was not a file-sharing sites. President courts to shut down such sites as But at this point, it sure doesn't would be much appreciated.
typical case in which suspension O b a m a h a s s a i d h i s TorrentSpy, Isohunt and appear to be a generic file- Is there a discussion board for
and notification would be the administration is going to get Napster. If this was a copyright sharing issue. support questions? Again, a
norm," BurstNet wrote to t o u g h o n p i r a c y a n d issue, BurstNet would likely Five Filters featured article: superficial look didn't reveal it
Blogetery's operator. "This was c o u n t e r f e i t i n g . have to deal with the Digital Headshot - Propaganda, State If you want to follow me over
a critical matter brought to our But on Sunday, a spokeswoman Millennium Copyright Act's Religion and the Attack On the there, my account is
attention by law enforcement for ICE said "while ICE's safe harbor. This a provision Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available scriptingnews.
officials. We had to immediately Internet piracy enforcement designed to protect Web service tools: PDF Newspaper, Full http://new.digg.com/
remove the server." efforts are still very much providers from being held Text RSS, Term Extraction. scriptingnews
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WESHOP
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Swipely, which both allow you drive enough traction to community. While the site is and interact with the platform CrunchBase
to share your purchase data with WeShop’s site to make it worth still in private beta, the 15K (similar to the interactions and
others to gain new insight. One it for both consumers and members don’t seem to be conversations you see on a
challenge for WeShop, besides businesses. In exchange for interacting on the Q&A part of Q&A site like Quora), then the
convincing consumers to fork essentially giving up their the site. If WeShop can actually site could take off. CrunchBase
over their email account and privacy, consumers need to see build a solid base of consumers Information WeShop
credit card info, is to actually some benefit to joining the who are willing to contribute Information provided by
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Avoid These Mistakes When Pitching to Investors Biden Didn't


Audrey Watters ideas. In other words, it's MBAs
Take McChrystal
(ReadWriteWeb) important to be able to describe • Having passion Attack Personally
Submitted at 7/17/2010 8:00:19 PM what it is about you and your • Being better at SEO and
(Newsmax - Inside Cover)
team that gives you the skills to social media
After reviewing several accomplish your business's • Being cheaper Submitted at 7/18/2010 4:42:56 AM

hundred applications for the goals. Highlight what you've • Working harder
Austin-based incubator Capital done in your past in order to Vice President Joe Biden says
7. Your delivery is bad
Factory, Jason Cohen observed demonstrate your abilities. 3. he never viewed ousted Gen.
Investor Greg Gretsch's list of
that many of the startup pitches The pitch focuses on the VC Santi Subotovsky points to common pitch mistakes, he Stanley McChrystal's mocking
he heard shared the same technology at the expense of comment about him as a
this in his list of common pitch admits, contains a lot of things
mistakes. The mistakes were so addressing the problem it personal attack — but rather a
m i s t a k e s . H e c a u t i o n s he notices in terms of the style,
common, he suggested that by addresses or the solution it reflection of policy
entrepreneurs again "Ignoring not just the content, of the pitch.
avoiding even one of the offers disagreements over Afghanistan.
the competition with statements "But then, since the majority of
mistakes, applicants really stood You can have developed some such as 'nobody is doing it.'" the investment decision for me Biden tells ABC's "This Week"
out from the crowd. amazing technology, but your "When entrepreneurs say they is based on the people, the style that President Barack Obama's
Sponsor pitch needs to do more than tout don't have any competitors," he and delivery issues are very decision to fire his military
As Cohen noted, it's a result of its brilliance. You need to link writes, "then VCs think they clear windows into the most commander in Afghanistan over
seeing so many pitches that that technology to a problem McChrystal's remarks in Rolling
h a v e n ' t d o n e e n o u g h d u e important content of all - the
investors can offer insights into and explain why it's the right Stone magazine was "the
d i l i g e n c e o r t h e y h a v e a entrepreneur." Gretsch points to
what works and what doesn't solution. 4. The pitch doesn't absolutely necessary thing to
c o m p l e t e l y r e v o l u t i o n a r y problems like excessive name-
work in a pitch. Here are a few address the market solution that is going to change dropping, over-complicating, do."
of the most common mistakes Your business should solve a the world. Most of the time, and defensiveness as potential Biden says McChrystal viewed
that Cohen along with other problem, yes, but you also need u n f o r t u n a t e l y , t h e f i r s t red flags. him as the "enemy" because he
investors list: 1. The pitch lacks to establish that there's a market explanation is correct." 6. The As we wrote earlier this year, had argued for a strategy
clarity for the solution you offer. "different in degree" from the
pitch offers invalid competitive i t ' s i m p o r t a n t t o d o y o u r
You should be able to give a Simply because you've built the advantages general's counterinsurgency
homework before pitching to
clear description of what your technology doesn't mean you're Jason Cohen lists this as one of investors, so you understand approach.
company does - what needs it automatically going to have the most frequent mistakes he their history and their portfolio.McChrystal was quoted as
meets and how it does so. This generated customers. Who are sees. He explains that the This homework might also help joking that he didn't recognize
should be short and succinct - your customers? How are you following are not competitive you identify some of the things Biden's name.
think " elevator pitch." 2. You going to reach them and advantages: © Copyright 2010 The
they want - and don't want - to
don't talk about your team convince them to adopt your • Having feature x Associated Press. All rights
see in a pitch. Discuss
As Chris Dixon suggests, you technology? 5. You ignore the • Having the most features reserved. This material may not
want to pitch yourself not your competition • Having staff with PhDs and be published, broadcast,
rewritten or redistributed.

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with Baidu as its default search phones, running low-end market in China. Though the platform to make cheap internet
engine in cooperation with the versions of Windows Mobile or iPhone also has some nominal and Flash-ready phones for
other state-owned mobile Symbian on Mediatek Chipsets government approval, official China’s 739 million mobile
operator, China Unicom. are still easily the most common versions are hobbled, with Wi- users, lesser competitors will get
As Chinese developers and phones due to their low price. Fi capabilities shut off. crowded out.
mobile carriers replace native According to some estimates, Additionally, Android’s As mobile 3G prices
Android services with their own Mediatek supplies chips for compatibility with Flash approaches $3/mo on some
email, app stores, search 85% of China’s phones, and less provides an advantage as app carriers, Chinese users and their
engines, and maps, they sidestep than $60 can buy a 3.2in developers can quickly adapt powerful devices will redefine 'Doctor Who' -
those pesky issues of touchscreen phone with Wi-Fi/ and create new ways for how they interact with games,
information freedom while
limiting Google’s revenue from
GPRS/Edge connectivity.
More factoids:
Chinese users to interact with
the mobile internet.
music, pictures and information
online. As the Chinese mobile
'The Pandorica
advertising and app store
purchases. As a result, China’s
- Cost of an iPhone 4 in
China:$1,285
Dominant Nokia or pirate
Windows phones will also fall
internet reaches a critical mass
of users, cross-cultural influence
Opens' Recap
burgeoning mobile internet - Cost of a Bootleg iPhone 4 by the wayside, as Android’s and pressures are inevitable, Brad Trechak (TV Squad)
industry will boast new, “HiPhone”:$100 increasingly superior user forcing Apple to rethink its own Submitted at 7/17/2010 5:00:00 PM

officially sanctioned platforms - Cost of a Bootleg Nokia E71 experience and range of form great walls, along with everyone
with obvious preference to with internet connectivity:$14 factors from handsets to tablets else. Filed under: Recaps(S05E12)
domestic services. What will crack this nut wide are made available to the (Image via MobilePhones) Tonight's episode accomplished
Of course in China, the gray open is Mediatek’s new Android masses. CrunchBase Information something pretty major for Matt
market for smuggled and pirated chipset, which is slated to hit the While overbearing government Android Information provided Smith's incarnation of the
phones drives most sales, market later this year. As regulations and poor execution by CrunchBase Doctor. I won't go into what
blurring official statistics. Moore’s law applies itself to might still stymie the growth of until after the jump for fear that
Legitimate iPhones and mobile devices, and sub-$100 Android in China, the the Spoiler Police will clap me
Androids are smuggled from Chinese-flavored Android 2.2+ implications of the platform’s in irons, but the image along
Hong Kong and sold at a phones are released, the over- dominance are clear. When with this article is a pretty big
premium in street markets $600 gray market iPhone will OEM’s and carriers use the clue.
around the country. Bootleg only occupy a niche of the flexible and free Android This episode highlighted one of
Moffat's greatest strengths as a
writer: the ability to weave an
5 Notable Discoveries in Epigenetics Research interconnected story using plot
points that viewers would
(HowStuffWorks Daily Feed) even the next? As it turns out, it appears that environmental discoveries linked to epigenetics dismiss as unimportant. As with
Submitted at 7/18/2010 9:00:00 AM there may be much more to our conditions, such as stress, and what they mean to our R T D b e f o r e h i m , t h e
everyday choices than we nutrition and the environment, health. Read on to learn about penultimate episode of the
What if your decision today to realize. can have a hand in how our the epigenome -- DNA's boss. season brings together all the
smoke a cigarette or eat another The traditional view of DNA is DNA behaves and how it Five Filters featured article: hints we've seen before and the
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Hurricane Season: The Push for continued from page 23

are disrupted. It’s no longer an connection you have with those


Cloud-Based Disaster Recover Plans age where there are only three
networks. If you want to
people, he said. To anyone in
the room, this was clearly
Audrey Watters w i l l y o u m a k e s u r e t h e entertain people and do good heartfelt. I’ve heard O’Brien in
(ReadWriteWeb) information is synced? How work, there a million steps in interviews before the Tonight
Submitted at 7/17/2010 4:00:28 PM will you test it regularly? between all and nothing. Show debacle, and he always
Before the advent of cloud- Developing a Thick Skin Is seemed glib and jokey—almost
There's an old Dilbert comic in based tools, developing a formal Bullshit. O’Brien said the to the point of insincere. But last
which Dilbert explains his disaster recovery plan often biggest thing that held him back night—and I’ve heard during his
company's disaster recovery wasn't very practical. from both writing and comedy tour—he was raw,
plan: it consists of running And while there are still performing was a fear of being clearly shaken by what
around in a panic, screaming a d o p t c l o u d t e c h n o l o g i e s . challenges (the bandwidth c r i t i c i z e d b e c a u s e h e ’ s happened with NBC and clearly
"help! help!" As with most Cloud-based services, according required to move massive incredibly sensitive. He punched touched by the outpouring of
Dilbert comics, the comedy is to one local data center manager amounts of data being one of a big hole in one of the biggest support he got from fans,
intertwined with the tragic truth: cited in the article, are the them), the cloud can make it clichés in fame—that you just enabled largely by social media.
m o s t o f u s a r e w o e f u l l y fastest growing segment line for much easier to implement a have to develop a thick skin. He He said several times how
unprepared - at work and at his company, and the demand disaster recovery plan: says he’s still just as sensitive much people loving his work
home - for a disaster that wipes for them is growing at an • S e t u p p r o c e d u r e s f o r and criticism still hurts just as enough to support him – even if
out our technology and our data. increasing rate. synchronizing data with a cloud- much. The secret is to just keep that support was a mere two-
Sponsor While the Miami Herald article based storage provider going anyway, because you will second Tweet for “Team
We're a month or so into the notes that it's still a small • Create machine images that get criticized no matter how Coco”—meant to him and how
official hurricane season for number of firms in the region have the same operating system, brilliant you are. it kept him going. He clearly
both the Atlantic and Pacific that have embraced the cloud, it applications, and libraries as This is clearly something that’s didn’t want to leave the stage.
Oceans, the time of year when may be that the ease with which your systems gotten more pronounced in a He threw the clock off the table
those who find themselves in the cloud-based disaster recovery • Automate the DR process, if Web age, but there may be a when he sat down asking why
path of destructive storms plans can be implemented is possible silver lining to that. In a time there was a time limit, and
determine what sorts of what helps convince more • S t o r e i n s t r u c t i o n s a n d when every video, photo, blog towards the end sat on the edge
precautions they will take to individuals and more businesses authentication information post and Tweet can easily be of the stage taking questions
protect their homes, businesses, - not just in south Florida - to offsite, preferably in a safety trashed by others, people learn from the audience long after
lives, and yes, their data. A r e c o n s i d e r s o m e o f t h e i r deposit box that criticism is inevitable early they’d said they would take
series of stories this past week u n c e r t a i n t i e s a b o u t c l o u d • Test your restoration process on. “just one more question.”
in the Miami Herald on the c o m p u t i n g . It's not simply those in Longevity Is the Most The evening was billed as a
adoption of cloud computing in The humorous pandemonium in hurricane-prone regions that O v e r r a t e d T h i n g o n T V . tribute to O’Brien, but he turned
what the story calls "mainstream the Dilbert cartoon aside, many n e e d t o c o n s i d e r d i s a s t e r O’Brien talked about how it into a tribute to his fans
firms" in south Florida may be s m a l l a n d m e d i u m s i z e d recovery obviously, but as the people on TV measure success connected around the world by
well-timed then. In addition to b u s i n e s s e s h a v e f o r e g o n e hurricane season heats up, it in how many years their show social media instead.
efficiency and cost-savings disaster recovery plans because may be a good reminder about runs, and that he thinks that’s
touted by the article, the need they are costly and cumbersome. the importance of planning for the wrong metric. It’s not about
for a disaster recovery plan is How will you administer your the worst. Discuss how many people watch you for
also part of what is driving remote storage? How will you how long, it’s about the
many businesses in the region to transport the data there? How
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Droid X's Wi-Fi hot spot: Boon and continued from page 22

allowed) and intimate Europe


bane networking time with top
executives from the innovative
Social Media World Forum
Europe: Two days of interactive
(CNET News.com) (TI), which supplies the Droid get for "free." It costs an demoing companies. & engaging conference
Submitted at 7/17/2010 3:40:12 PM X's 1GHz OMAP processor, additional $20 a month for 2GB FinovateFall is a unique chance featuring leading key figure
also supplies the silicon that of data and will probably be to see the future of finance and keynotes, brand case studies,
Motorola's Droid X Wi-Fi hot enables the built-in Wi-Fi hot used heavily by professionals on banking before your competition topical Q&A and debates,
spot feature is a remarkable new spot, and its silicon is a big the road. And so expectations and find the edge you need in exhibition hall, workshops and
l e v e l o f i n t e g r a t i o n i n a reason Motorola was able to for a good user experience will today's market. Early bird networking.
smartphone. But packing more squeeze this feature into the be higher than they would be in registration rates are available. Social Media World Forum
and more high-function stuff Droid X. regard to a standard feature. 17-18 November 2010: Europe is continuing to evolve
into a small device has its trade- Some of the early reviews, (The HTC EVO 4G from Sprint L ausanne & Geneva, and deliver an event which is
offs. however, suggest that putting also offers this feature for $29 a S w itzerland second to none, ensuring our
The Droid X appears to be a hit, what is, in essence, a fully- month with no data restriction). Cloud and ICT 2.0 Summit audience receive the maximum
with reports that it was sold out functional Wi-Fi access point And, indeed, there is a lot of The European Tech Tour potential from attending our
at many Verizon stores (indeed, inside a smartphone can draw potential. Having a smartphone Association is launching its shows. New for 2011 we have
my local Verizon store in down the battery pretty quickly. that can provide a mobile newest vertical event with its introduced interactive panel
suburban Los Angeles was sold The problem of course is that broadband connection for your inaugural Cloud & ICT 2.0 discussions, live streamed
out on the first day of sales). To any feature-packed phone is a laptop anytime, anywhere Summit, the Catalyst of the debate sessions, collaborative
recap quickly, Motorola's new computational Swiss army knife (anywhere, that is, there's a Cloud Computing Industry in learning, break-out group
high-end smartphone allows a (camera, GPS device, game V e r i z o n 3 G s i g n a l ) , i s E u r o p e . I t s f o c u s i s o n discussions, open Q&A portions
user to create a hot spot, similar machine, Wi-Fi hotspot), and all invaluable. And this feature will celebrating entrepreneurship and in every session, open
to the access point that patrons o f t h e s e f u n c t i o n s c a n be even more attractive when innovation in Europe and on workshops, with group
connect to when in a Starbucks. potentially take a big toll on more networks go 4G and raising global awareness for the discussions and interactive
Except, of course, that it's battery life. That's the trade-off. provide the kind of speeds users top 25+ European start-up zones within the exhibition hall.
private and it's not as fast as a Going forward, it will be are used to in their home or c o m p a n i e s i n t h e c l o u d We have introduced the Online
typical hot spot since it's 3G-- i n c u m b e n t u p o n s i l i c o n business. computing field that are making Marketing Toolbox Workshops,
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Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/18: What is this?


(CNET News.com) something a little more
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:00:00 AM substantial.
On June 24, Geek Gestalt
If you know what this is and kicked off Road Trip 2010.
where it is located, you could After driving more than 18,000
win a prize in the CNET Road miles in the Rocky Mountains,
Trip Picture of the Day the Pacific Northwest, the
challenge.(Credit: Daniel Southwest and the Southeast
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This large monument may look looking for the best in giveaway: OtterBox
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sign, for "Loser." However, nature, aviation and more
Defender / Commuter
before you get too offended, try throughout the American for iPad
to guess what this statue is for. northeast. If you have a Steven Sande (The Unofficial
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Paris Hilton Denies Reported Marijuana Bust in France


Adam Bryant (TVGuide.com: among news outlets to report "The latest one about me is marijuana. The case was later
Breaking News) that police briefly held the completely false too. Don't dropped and no charges were
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An iPhone DSLR prototype housing hits snags minutes of tonight's episode


(damn move to Saturdays!). Can
one of you fine readers explain
Keith M (The Unofficial Apple the Canon lens. Though the
Weblog (TUAW)) why the private eye was helping
inventor of the housing admits Mark and Kat get to the airport
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:00:00 AM he's by no means a professional and get on a plane to Italy? Did
photographer, I'm definitely he have a change of heart? Is
Filed under: iPhone Lots of interested in seeing if he can get there another motive for getting
folks are happy that the new the help he needs to get this to them there? Or am I misreading
iPhone 4 has an improved work well enough to go to the scene entirely?
camera, coming at us at a snazzy market. Regardless, I can honestly say
5MP, a whole two more than its TUAW An iPhone DSLR that this show is one of the short
predecessor. But, alas, it's still prototype housing hits snags -run shows that I am completely
just a camera in a phone, with a originally appeared on The hooked on. Where I got tired of
teeny-tiny lens with no manual Unofficial Apple Weblog shows like'Happy Town'
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Zune Pass for UK gets briefly teased, priced?


Ross Miller (Engadget) options for a £8.99 (about though he has access to the trial,
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:24:00 PM $13.74) one-month pass and he still can't use it. We'll keep
£26.97 / $41.23 for three. digging and will let you know
If the above picture is to be Further details are just barely what we find.
believed, it looks like hinted at in the sidebar, but if it's [Thanks, Ian]
Microsoft's Zune Pass is gearing anything like the US progenitor, Zune Pass for UK gets briefly
up to make its UK debut. An we're looking at an all-you-can teased, priced? originally
across-the-pond tipster via download music service and ten appeared on Engadget on Sun,
LiveSide apparently stumbled DRM-free MP3s each month, 18 Jul 2010 13:24:00 EDT.
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Happy Birthday, Kristen Bell! 30 Reasons Why We Love Her


Chris Harnick (TV Squad) Mars' and'Heroes' star is the big projects to quotes, it's all here.
Submitted at 7/18/2010 5:00:00 AM 3-0, despite often getting What are you waiting for? Get
mistaken for a teenager. charmed and wish her a happy
Filed under: Features Today is To celebrate the actress who birthday!
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DARPA-funded prosthetic arm reaches phase


three, would-be cyborgs celebrate
Sean Hollister (Engadget) enable the nine pound kit (with Continue reading DARPA-
Submitted at 7/18/2010 10:47:00 AM 22 degrees of freedom and funded prosthetic arm reaches
sensory feedback) to begin phase three, would-be cyborgs
Last we heard from Johns clinical trials. Rechristened the celebrate Spoof God of
Hopkins University's Applied
Physics Laboratory, it wanted a
Modular Prosthetic Limb, it will
be grafted onto as many as five
DARPA-funded prosthetic arm
reaches phase three, would-be War movie
neurally-controlled bionic arm
by 2009. Needless to say, the
real, live persons, the first
within the year. Using the
cyborgs celebrate originally
appeared on Engadget on Sun,
trailer is so indie
school overshot that goal by a targeted muscle reinnervation 18 Jul 2010 10:47:00 EDT. Richard Mitchell (Joystiq)
tiny bit, and have now been technique pioneered at the Please see our terms for use of Submitted at 7/17/2010 11:30:00 PM
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Reinvestment and Exploding Whales problems? Really, the only
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The Sovereign Debt Supercycle Will Keep Getting Worse


Until Something Breaks
John Mauldin (Money Game) (Bonus: The Complete History Debt Supercycle was originally are always fears that
Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:27:00 AM Of People Freaking Out About developed by the Bank Credit conventional reflation will no
The National Debt -->) Analyst. It was Hamilton longer work, implying the
I have been writing about The There are a couple of panels Bolton, the BCA founder, who economy and markets face a
End Game for some time now. and debates that I presume I will used the word supercycle, and catastrophic debt unwinding.
And writing a book of the same be involved in, and I have been he was referring generally to a Such fears have always proved
title. Consequently, I have been meditating on how the panels lot of things, including money unfounded, and the current
thinking a lot about how the will go. Bill Bonner, founder of velocity, bank liquidity, and episode is no exception.
credit crisis evolved into the Agora and a book-writing interest rates. Tony Boeckh "A combination of Fed rate cuts,
sovereign debt crisis, and how machine, has a steel-trap mind nothing of the current gold- changed the concept to the fiscal easing (aimed at relieving
it all ends. Today we explore a with an ability to turn a phrase stock world). I was mostly more simple "Debt Supercycle" subprime distress), and a lower
few musings I have had of late, that is way beyond that of your limited to books, newsletters, back in the early 1970s, as he dollar will eventually trigger
while we look at some very humble analyst. The and journals for reading believed the problem was another upleg in the Debt
interesting research. What will a preponderance of the panel material. spiraling private-sector debt. Supercycle, and a new round of
world look like as a variety of members will likely be in the Then came the mid ’90s and the The current editor of the BCA leverage and financial excesses.
nations have to deal with the soft-depression camp, and most internet, and the world opened (and Maine fishing buddy) The objects of speculation are
end of their Debt Supercycle. of us will card-carrying up. I became incurably addicted Martin Barnes has greatly likely to be global, particularly
We’ll jump right in with no "but members of the Often Wrong to information and read widely expanded on the concept. emerging markets and resource
first’s" this week. but Seldom in Doubt school of and deeply. At some point the Essentially, the Debt related assets. The Supercycle
Part of this week’s writing is economics and investing (the small lens of Austrian thought Supercycle is the decades-long will end if foreign investors ever
colored by my next conference. Latin for which, I am told, is became difficult to continue to growth of debt from small and turn their back on U.S. assets,
Next week I go to Vancouver to "Saepe mendosus, nunquam peer through, as I looked for easily-dealt-with levels, to a triggering capital flight out of
speak at the Agora Investment dubius.") And yet, I am not perspectives on the larger point where bond markets rebel the dollar and robbing U.S.
Symposium. I have a number of quite there with most of that world. I now worship at a a n d t h e d e b t h a s t o b e authorities of any room for
very good friends who will be thinking, so the debates will be number of economic altars, in restructured or reduced or a maneuver. This will not happen
there, both speaking and lively. the ongoing effort to understand program of austerity must be any time soon."
attending. This is generally a Understand, I started in the what is happening in the real undertaken to bring the debt I was talking with Martin a few
"hard money," gold-bug-type newsletter business back in world, not just in the world of b a c k t o m a n a g e a b l e months ago, and about the topic
crowd (and a very large 1981 or so, working with Dr. theory or the world of what we p r o p o r t i o n s . turned to the ending of the Debt
conference). Some (but not all) Gary North (also known as would like to be. So, with that As Bank Credit Analyst wrote Supercycle. Martin said we are
of the speakers believe that all "Scary Gary"). Gary is an background, let’s look at The back in 2007: nowhere near the end, as the
fiat currencies, including the US Austrian, and although I took a E n d G a m e . T h e D e b t "The history of the U.S. is government is stepping in where
dollar, will default in one way or lot of economics courses at Supercycle characterized by a long-run private debtors are cutting back.
another, either outright or Rice, I had never read anything When I mention The End increase in indebtedness, We have just shifted the focus
through inflation, as mounting even remotely close to the Game, you’ll immediately want p u n c t u a t e d b y o c c a s i o n a l of where the debt is coming
debts and out-of-control Austrian school. I caught up to know what is ending. What I financial crises and subsequent from. And he is right, in that the
entitlement obligations force rather quickly, and in the mid- think is ending for a significant policy reflation. The subprime Debt Supercycle in the US,
large-scale monetization, 1980s even wrote my own gold- number of countries in the blow-up is the latest installment Great Britain, Japan and other
leading to high inflation if not stock newsletter (although I "developed" world is the Debt in this ongoing Debt Supercycle
hyperinflation. must admit I know next to Supercycle. The concept of the story. During each crisis, there SOVEREIGN page 41
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developed countries (yes, even did not in Russia. corresponding dollar of will rise, and the aftermath will out of spending over 7-8 years is
Greece!) is still very much in The end of the Debt Supercycle increase in GDP. But that early make the last crisis seem like a not easy or without pain.
play as governments explode does not have to mean calamity money was invested in houses cakewalk. Will voters in 2014 decide there
their balance sheets. Total debt for each country, depending on and in the means of production, For most countries with debt is too much pain? Will they stay
continues to grow. Somewhere how far down the road they are. which helped grow the problems, The End Game is a the course for fiscal control or
Over the Rainbow Yes, if you are Greece your economy. As time went on, and binary-path-dependent future. will they scream for more
And yet, and yet… While the choices are between very, very especially after the ’80s, more Countries can elect to get their stimulus? Will they take the
Debt Supercycle may not yet bad and disastrous. Japan is a and more of the debt was used fiscal houses in order over time, long view and let politicians
have ended, I think we can bug in search of a windshield. for consumption (of which getting the fiscal deficits below make hard choices or will they
begin to see a clear case that, Each country has its own much has come to be from the growth of nominal GDP. send the message that short-term
like the sandwich-board- dynamics. foreign sources) and not for the That is not without choices are what they want?
wearing cartoon prophet Take the US. We are some increase of productive capacity. consequence, as it will mean Will they give lip service to
warning, "The End is Nigh!" ways off from the end. We have Toward the end, it took $3 of slower growth in the short term going on a diet and exercising
Greece is the harbinger of time to adjust. But let’s be debt to create a $1 rise in GDP (less than one year), but cutting and then stay on the couch and
fundamental change. Spain and under no illusions, we cannot in the US. And now, each $1 deficits year after year, even eat chips and watch TV? Or will
Portugal are pointing to the run deficits of 10% of GDP rise in debt is government debt, gradually, will mean a very slow they really get fiscal religion
same outcome, as their cost of forever. At some point the Fed which some research (not neo- -growth, Muddle Through and get with the program?
debt keeps rising. And Ireland? will either have to monetize the Keynesian Paul Krugman’s!) economy for a sustained period. It’s all well and good to say that
The Baltics? debt or the bond market will says has a slightly negative Some say the coming election you want fiscal rectitude. It’s
There is a limit to how much simply demand an ever-higher multiplier – it actually hurts is the most important we have another thing when it is hitting
debt you can pile on. But as the interest rate. Why can’t we go GDP. had for a long time. I disagree. budgets near and dear to you.
work of Reinhart and Rogoff the way of Japan? Because we And it is not just the US. Take a It is one thing for the Tea Party And to get back to a remotely
points out(This Time Is do not have the level of savings look at the chart of G-7 debt movement and independents to sustainable deficit is going to
Different), there is not a fixed they have traditionally had. But (courtesy of GMO, more about elect a Republican Congress. If I take pain in every corner. It is
limit or some certain percentage their savings levels are rapidly which later). That is one ugly am right and the economy is going to hit near you, gentle
of GNP. Rather, the limit is all declining, which says that if and unsustainable chart. In still slow and unemployment reader. Some will get hit harder
about confidence, a theme I they want to continue their 1950 the G7 countries were lingers around 8% by 2012, it is than others.
have written on many times. deficit spending at 10% of GDP, recovering from very large war- likely we will see a Republican And this is the case in every
Everything goes along well, and they will have to go into the time debts. Now we don’t have president at that point. So some country running large and out-
then "Boom!" it doesn’t. That foreign markets to borrow that excuse. Nor do we have the will say 2012 will be the of-control deficits. It is not just a
"Boom" has happened to money at a much higher cost, or option of doing what they did. important election. US problem. The Irish are in
Greece. Without massive their central bank will have to They cut military spending, However, I think the really what can only be called a
assistance, Greek debt would be print money. Neither choice is inflated a little in nominal important election will be in depression, along with the Baltic
unmarketable. Default would be good. The Path to Profligacy terms, and grew their way out of 2014. Let’s make the (clearly) states and Hungary. Greece will
inevitable. (I still think it is!) How did we get here? We the problem. optimistic assumption that soon be there, once they have to
The limit is different for every simply kept borrowing ever Things That Cannot Be Republicans get religion and meet market rates for their debt,
nation. For Russia in the 1990s, greater amounts of money at an Talk about unsustainable. The really go to work on the deficits. or force their labor markets to
it was a rather minor total debt- increasingly rapid pace. Look at next chart is one of something The economy will not be endure a very serious deflation
to-GDP ratio of around 12%. the chart below. It is about six that cannot be. The US cannot booming in 2014, as a result of to make themselves more
Japan will soon have a debt-to- months old, but not much has borrow $15 trillion in the next the tightening and move to competitive.
GDP ratio of 230%! The changed. ten years. It’s just not there. austerity, whether through cuts So, can we know how The End
difference? Local savers bought In the beginning, each dollar of Long before that, the bond or tax increases or both. Cutting
government debt in Japan and debt brought about a market will simply rebel, rates more than $1 trillion annually SOVEREIGN page 43
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Roubini Ponders the "L-Shaped Recession"


noreply@blogger.com Whatever letter of the alphabet will make little difference, there avoid a W-shaped double dip." are worse – relative to those
(Michael Shedlock) (Mish's US economic performance is little room for further fiscal Remove the word "even" and two previous recessions - in at
Global Economic Trend ultimately resembles, what is stimulus in most advanced the sentence makes perfect least three dimensions: ....[Mish]
Analysis)
coming will feel like a economies, and the ability to sense. : More likely to me is something
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:43:00 PM recession. Mediocre job creation bail out financial institutions Indeed, Roubini goes on to say like an "L" or a "WW" kind of
Nouriel Roubini appears to be and a further rise in that are too big to fail – but also " So, as the optimists’ delusional scenario with the U.S. slipping
sticking with his "U-Shaped unemployment, larger cyclical too big to be saved – will be hopes for a rapid V-shaped in and out of recession for a
Recession" call, at least for now. budget deficits, a fresh fall in sharply constrained. recovery evaporate, the prolonged period of time,
However, his stance seems home prices, larger losses by So, as the optimists’ delusional advanced world will be at best perhaps 3-4 years or more.
much more cautious than before. banks on mortgages, consumer hopes for a rapid V-shaped in a long U-shaped recovery, Roubini nailed three reasons
Please consider Double-Dip credit, and other loans, and the recovery evaporate, the which in some cases – the for a severe recession but
Days by Nouriel Roubini. risk that Congress will adopt advanced world will be at best eurozone and Japan – may be dismisses "L" because the U.S.
The global slowdown – already protectionist measures against in a long U-shaped recovery, long enough to stretch into an L acted faster than Japan. I do not
evident in second-quarter data China will see to that. which in some cases – the -shaped near-depression. buy that argument for these
for 2010 – will accelerate in the In the eurozone, the outlook is eurozone and Japan – may be Avoiding double dip recession reasons.
second half of the year. Fiscal worse. Growth may be close to long enough to stretch into an L- will be difficult."
stimulus will disappear as zero by the end of this year, as shaped near-depression. Case for an "L" Shaped • U.S consumers are in much
austerity programs take hold in fiscal austerity kicks in and Avoiding double dip recession Recession worse debt shape than Japan.
most countries. Inventory stock markets fall. Sharp rises in will be difficult. Thus, Roubini now appears to • There is global wage
adjustments, which boosted sovereign, corporate, and In such a world, recovery in the be leaning towards (or at least arbitrage now that did not exist
growth for a few quarters, will interbank liquidity spreads will stronger emerging markets – the considering) my point of view to a huge degree in the mid to
run their course. The effects of increase the cost of capital, and great hope for the global as expressed on Tuesday, April late 1990's. Even white collar
tax policies that stole demand increases in risk aversion, economy – will suffer, because 08, 2008 in Case for an "L" jobs are increasingly at risk.
from the future – such as volatility, and sovereign risk no country is an island Shaped Recession Now that it's • The savings rate in the US is
incentives for buyers of cars and will undermine business, economically. Indeed, growth in clear we are in a recession, the in far more need of repair than
homes – will diminish as investor, and consumer many emerging-market question has arisen as to what what Japan faced. This will be a
programs expire. Labor-market confidence further. The economies – starting with China shape it will take: "V", "U", "L", huge drag on future spending
conditions remain weak, with weakening of the euro will help – is highly dependent on or "W". and slow any recovery
little job creation and a Europe’s external balance, but retrenching advanced Nouriel Roubini proposed the attempts.
spreading sense of malaise the benefits will be more than economies. question in The US Recession: • Japan faced a huge asset
among consumers. offset by the damage to export Fasten your seat belts for a very V or U or W or L-Shaped? and bubble (valuation) problem.
The likely scenario for and growth prospects in the US, bumpy ride. Shape of Things to came up with "U". The US faces both a valuation
advanced economies is a China, and emerging Asia. Come [Roubini] : My view is closer to problem (what debt on the
mediocre U-shaped recovery, And one cannot exclude the There is much more in the a U-shaped recession as I expect books is worth) and a rampant
even if we avoid a W-shaped possibility of an Israeli military article, including a discussion on that the economic contraction overcapacity issue as well.
double dip. In the US, annual strike on Iran in the next 12 China, Japan, and more analysis will last at least 12 months and • Japan had an internet boom to
growth was already below trend months. If that happens, oil of Europe. Inquiring minds will possibly as long as 18 months help smooth things out. There is
in the first half of 2010 (2.7% in prices could rapidly spike and, give the article a closer look. through the middle of 2009. no tech revolution on the
the first quarter and estimated at as in the summer of 2008, The only puzzling thing to me This view is based on the fact horizon that will provide a huge
a mediocre 2.2% in April-June). trigger a global recession. is Roubini's statement " The that the last two recessions – in source of jobs.
Growth is set to slow further, to Finally, policymakers are likely scenario for advanced 1990-91 and 2001 – lasted 8
1.5% in the second half of this running out of tools. Additional economies is a mediocre U- months each and today the ROUBINI page 44
year and into 2011. monetary quantitative easing shaped recovery, even if we macro and financial conditions
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Game will turn out? The short in a paper by Edward could cut out half of them and revenues)? will be.
answer is no. Each country will Chancellor on sovereign debt. I save about $15 billion, by my "Will central banks engage in For instance, I have often noted
have to make its own political highly commend it to you. It is back-of-the-napkin calculation, further bouts of quantitative that the euro is not a currency so
choices. Could we see all over the net, but the easiest which is more than 0.6% of easing until they reach the point much as an experiment. But it is
hyperinflation in the US on place I found to read it is at http: total GDP. Reduce the number of no return? Or will they err on also not an economic currency,
Britain or Japan? It is possible, //www.zerohedge.com/article/ to the European average and the side of caution and tighten but rather a political currency.
with bad policy decisions. I must-read-reflections-gmos- you could cut half the structural too early? Will the current Whether the euro lasts in its
doubt it that it gets to that. But edward-chancellor. debt. (I assume about $50,000 deflationary policies within the present form is a political
could we see inflation? The We can think of fiscal debt in per year for maintenance, Eurozone persist? Or will the decision to be made by
answer is yes. two ways, structural and depreciation, and drivers.) Oh, ECB turn toward the numerous national actors. It is
That has been the traditional cyclical. Structural debt is that that we in the US had such easy monetization of excessive debt too soon to tell.
method of default for many caused by government spending pickings. ( http:// levels? Will interest rates on All of the developed countries
countries over the years. programs. Cyclical debt occurs www.economist.com/node/ long-term government debt that are in trouble have hard
Instead of outright default, they during recessions as revenue 16102798?story_id=16102798) remain low? Or will bond decisions to make. To pretend
simply inflate away debt. And drops. One assumes that at The Province of Uncertainty vigilantes take fright and that we know exactly what that
the logic is compelling. If you some point things get back to Edward Chancellor closes his demand higher rates as involves requires a fair degree
have 5% inflation along with normal and revenues begin to paper so eloquently. Let me compensation for all this of hubris. But we can see the
3% real growth, you get a rise and the cyclical part of the quote: uncertainty and risk? various paths. In most cases,
nominal growth rate of 8%. That deficit goes away. But that still "As a result of the financial "These are interesting but the number of paths is quite
means in nine years the leaves the structural debt. That crisis, the world’s leading intractable questions. Nobody limited, because bad choices
economy is twice the size in can only be dealt with by cutting sovereign credit markets have knows their answers. Current were made that have brought us
dollar terms, but only about spending, raising taxes, or left the world of risk, where yields on government bonds in to our current set of choices. As
35% bigger in inflation- holding spending flat while probabilities of gains and losses most advanced economies we attempt to sort out those
adjusted terms. If somewhere growing your way out of the can be measured, and entered (PIGS excepted) are at very low paths, we will find there are
along the way you can get your problem – or some combination the darker province of levels. Under only one condition signposts along the way telling
deficits down to "just" 3%, then of all three. uncertainty. The future – that the world follows Japan’s us which path we are taking. As
you can reduce your debt-to- I find it interesting that Italy has performance of sovereign experience of prolonged investors, we can then position
GDP ratio by 5% a year. In less a far less problematic fiscal credits depends on future events deflation – do they offer any ourselves accordingly.
than ten years, you cut your situation than many of its and decisions that are chance of a reasonable return. And even for countries that,
debt-to-GDP ratio in half. neighbors. And while politicians unknowable. But this is not the only possible relatively speaking, have kept
Sounds good, right? in the US always say they will "Will the global economic future. For other outcomes, long their act together, we are
Of course, you have destroyed cut out wasteful spending, there recovery be sustained? Or will -dated government bonds offer a talking about a large part of
the purchasing power of your just isn’t all that much here, economic growth and tax limited upside with a potentially world GDP at risk. It is an
currency, given a real hit to the percentage-wise. Italy has a lot revenues remain weak for a uncapped downside. As interesting world in which we
incomes of the middle class, of places to cut. As an example, prolonged period? Will investors, such asymmetric pay- live.
defrauded those who bought there are 629,000 official cars, policymakers in leading off profiles don’t appeal to us. Your ready to get this book out
your debt, and in all likelihood some of them high-priced countries find the political Caveat (sovereign) creditor!" analyst,
you did not hold inflation to Maseratis, that ferry government strength to restore their As noted above, The End Game John Mauldin
just 5%. Think the ’70s. officials around. That is ten government finances to order? is path-dependent for each John@FrontLineThoughts.com
And getting the deficit down to times more than in other Or will, as some fear, the country. By that I mean that the John Mauldin, Best-Selling
3% is no easy proposition for European countries and, on a attempt to cut deficits actually end result will stem directly author and recognized financial
many countries. Look at the percentage-of-GDP basis, 50 increase them (by hurting the from the course they choose. It
chart below, again from GMO times more than in the US. They economy and reducing tax is not clear what those choices SOVEREIGN page 48
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.... next three to seven years. Act for more on the insanity of levels of military spending,
If the Fed and Congress drag Tax and Stimulate is No “At the same time, it’s not prevailing wage laws). reduced the massive budget
this out, which at this point Solution enough to do it on the spending Government needs to provide deficit, and simultaneously
seems likely, we will see a My sole criticism of Roubini side,” said Roubini, favoring a the most services at the least helped cities and states get out
severe "L" or "WW" shaped does not concern his statements value-added sales tax. “The cost, not rape taxpayers for the of their hole, even if there were
recession playing out over regarding the recession or the deficit cap is so large in the U.S. sole benefit of public unions and some temporary safety-net
several (or more) years. severity of it, but rather his that eventually we need to have corrupt politicians. provisions Austrian types like
Please bear in mind that Keynesian tax-and-spend raises in revenues, and we have There are many structural myself do not particularly care
flashback is not a criticism of solutions for curing it. to do that in non- distortionary defects but those are a few of for.
predictions anyone made in With that backdrop, please ways.” the obvious ones. We cannot What I want to see is a net
2008. consider Roubini Says Obama I simply do not accept tax-and- possibly begin to "recover" until major step in the right direction,
Moreover, the fat lady still has Should Address Nation as spend approaches. Instead, I we first address those major because the ideal approach will
not sung. Perhaps by some Adults favor the common sense structural problems. never fly.
miracle we have a weak U- “We have to recognize that approaches: stop wasting money VAT?! Mike "Mish" Shedlock
shaped recession that looks and Americans are adults,” Roubini and stop digging deeper holes. Interestingly, I support the idea h t t p : / /
feels much worse. said during a radio interview Things that Need to Happen of a VAT (in theory) but not for globaleconomicanalysis.blogspo
Finally, I believe Roubini laid with Tom Keene on Bloomberg Absurd levels of military raising revenue. Rather, I t.com
out a recession case as to how Surveillance. “Then we have to spending MUST stop before we support policies that encourage Click Here To Scroll Thru My
this would play out nearly as speak to them straightforward bankrupt ourselves. The US is saving. A low flat tax in Recent Post List Mike
good as anyone. about the risks and challenges wasting Trillions of dollars conjunction with a low VAT "Mish" Shedlock is a registered
Where to from Here? that we have, rather than kicking attempting to be the world's (except on medicine and grocery investment advisor
As always, the key question I the can down the road.” Had policeman. store food), would do just that. representative for SitkaPacific
keep asking and more Roubini stopped right there I We MUST do something about My fear is that once unleashed, Capital Management. Sitka
importantly addressing is: would have been applauding public union wages and pension VAT would be punitive. The Pacific is an asset management
"Where to from here?" loudly. Unfortunately the article promises that cannot be met. remedy is a balanced budget firm whose goal is strong
I wholeheartedly endorse this goes on to say ... Moreover, as I have pointed out amendment. performance and low volatility,
statement from Roubini. In the short run, Roubini said, on many occasions, US Tax If people had to pay for the war regardless of market direction.
" as the optimists’ delusional the economy needs to maintain policy allows deferral of taxes in Iraq and Afghanistan with V i s i t h t t p : / /
hopes for a rapid V-shaped federal fiscal stimulus to rescue on corporate profits held increased taxes, there would not www.sitkapacific.com/
recovery evaporate, the indebted households and state overseas. That tax policy, in have been a war. Both wars account_management.html to
advanced world will be at best and local governments from conjunction with global wage were blatantly stupid policies learn more about wealth
in a long U-shaped recovery..." bankruptcy. Failure to provide arbitrage, practically begs that increased US enemies while management and capital
Indeed, I have made similar, if debt relief will reduce corporations to move jobs and wasting money. preservation strategies of Sitka
not even more dire sounding consumption and force essential profits overseas. If we want to increase stimulus Pacific.
statements many times, some of cuts on spending in areas such Please see Bleak Outlook for or social safety net spending as
them recently. For example: as education and public safety, Small Businesses and Job Roubini seems to want and
according to Roubini. Creation; Where Obama Went Krugman definitely wants, I
• Wednesday, July 14, 2010: When the domestic economy Wrong, and What to do About It could accept that IF two-for-one
Expect Second-Half Housing gains footing from federal for details. we reduce military spending,
and Durable Goods Crash spending, Roubini said, the In regards to public spending, AND we revoke Davis-Bacon.
• Tuesday, July 13, 2010: Are government will have to reverse Davis-Bacon, prevailing wage Simply put, I would gladly
w e " T r e n d i n g T o w a r d s course, reducing the debt laws MUST go. (Please see settle out of court for any
Deflation" or in It? through fiscal austerity for the Thoughts on the Davis Bacon policies that reduced insane
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Transit Union Plays Nuclear Terrorist Card


noreply@blogger.com have produced $52 million in Star-Ledger. Preschool
(Michael Shedlock) (Mish's annual savings, CEO Steve classrooms would no longer be
Global Economic Trend Bland said. built at public expense, state
Analysis)
State aid, which makes up employees would pay for
Submitted at 7/17/2010 11:57:00 PM about half of the authority's parking and private vendors
In response to Union Hires Non income, has not increased in would dish out food, deliver
-Union Workers at Minimum four years and is scheduled to health care and run education
Wage to Protest a Company decrease by $25 million, to programs behind prison walls.
Hiring N o n - U n i o n about $159 million, in the All told, the report says, New
Workers"Harm" commented ... coming year because of the Jersey could save at least $210
Now that Mish has brought to failure of the Legislature's Act million a year by delivering an
light every conceivable form of 44 transportation funding law. array of services through private
labor union hypocrisy and Enacted in 2007, it relied hands.
corruption (and I must admit, he heavily on generating new toll "The question has to be, ‘Why
really hit the mark on this one), revenue from Interstate 80. That do you continue to operate in a
can we move on the *other* evil plan was nixed by the Federal ordered AC Transit to enter into years. This is absolutely idiotic. manner that’s more costly and
"unions" that are robbing us all Highway Administration this binding arbitration with the bus Management should outsource less effective?’ rather than,
blind? Hold your horses. spring, leaving the state with a agency's 1,600 employees to try the entire outfit to the lowest ‘Why change?’" said Richard
Please consider the following giant deficit in its highway, to reach an agreement on a new bidder. No other response makes Zimmer, the former Republican
image snips from the New York bridge and transit budgets. contract. any sense. congressman who chaired the
Metro "News" Report Attack on With no growth in revenue, The ruling by Alameda County Christie looks to privatize task force.
Iran will start war, won’t stop Port Authority faces rising Superior Court Judge Frank motor vehicle inspections, other Once again, three cheers to
nukes. salary, health care, pension and Roesch was a blow to the services Christie who not only wants to
"Harm" I believe you stand fuel expenses, all of which are financially-troubled bus agency, Thankfully someone knows privatize vehicle inspections,
corrected, in less than a day I largely beyond its short-term whose outside spokesman, Sam what to do. Please consider but everything else too.
might add. With that out of the control. Singer, predicted two weeks ago Christie looks to privatize motor Mike "Mish" Shedlock
way, let's take a look at other Its drivers are among the that a lawsuit by the employees' vehicle inspections, other h t t p : / /
transportation news. nation's highest-paid at $24.74 union would be dismissed. services. globaleconomicanalysis.blogspo
Pittsburgh Port Authority: $7 an hour and are under contract Singer said the bus agency, New Jersey would close its t.com
suburban fares possible through June 2012. The which serves parts of Alameda centralized car inspection lanes Click Here To Scroll Thru My
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contract, hammered out in and Contra Costa counties, is and motorists would pay for Recent Post List
reports Port Authority: $7 D e c e m b e r 2 0 0 8 a f t e r seeking $15.7 million in labor their own emissions tests under Mike "Mish" Shedlock is a
suburban fares possible acrimonious negotiations, cost savings to help close a a s w e e p i n g s e t o f registered investment advisor
Fares on suburban commuter provided 11 percent in raises projected $56 million funding recommendations set to be representative for SitkaPacific
routes could rise to $7 or more over four years. The authority's gap for the two-year period r e l e a s e d b y t h e C h r i s t i e Capital Management. Sitka
and service could be slashed 25 salary expenditures are expected ending June 30, 2011. administration today. Pacific is an asset management
percent or more as the Port to increase by $5 million in the ATU Local 192 lead negotiator S t a t e p a r k s , p s y c h i a t r i c firm whose goal is strong
Authority tries to dig out of its c o m i n g y e a r . O a k l a n d Claudia Hudson said the union hospitals and even turnpike toll performance and low volatility,
latest financial hole. California: Judge Orders has offered $9 million in savings booths could also be run by regardless of market direction.
The authority faces a $50.6 A r b i t r a t r i o n for the first year of a new private operators, according to V i s i t h t t p : / /
million deficit for the fiscal year KTVU reports Judge Orders contract with "substantial t h e 5 7 - p a g e r e p o r t o n w w w . s i t k a p a cific.com/
that begins July 1 despite three AC Transit To Enter Arbitration savings" in the second and third privatization obtained by The TRANSIT page 48
years of financial reforms that With Union A judge Friday
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Here's What REALLY Happened After The Iceland Stimulus


Package
Dian L. Chu (Money Game) warned that a second bank
Submitted at 7/17/2010 4:24:00 PM bailout would be a “severe
blow” to its finances.
With op-ed pieces such as " Iceland did secure a $500
Budget Deficits: Spend Now, million currency swap deal from
Save Later", it is of no surprise China in June. However, rather
that Paul Krugman declares-- than a vote of confidence for
Iceland--a " Post-Crisis Iceland’s economic recovery,
Miracle." this handout most likely serves
In an article dated June 30, as a strategic interest of Beijing
Krugman wrote: amid ongoing international
"...although Iceland is generally squabble over the Arctic oil.
considered to have experienced So, the moral of the story is that
the worst financial crisis in anyone —a nation, a state or
history, its punishment has even an individual—who does
actually been substantially less not make an effort to get
than that of other nations." spending and financials in order
To back it up, Krugman will face a vicious cycle -- rising
provided a chart (below) borrowing costs, more debt and
comparing the GDP of Iceland deficit, and worse credit risk.
to Ireland, Latvia, and Estonia (Iceland currently ranks ninth in
since the 4th quarter of 2007. sovereign risk by CMA.)
The chart does seem to support Eventually, beggars can't really
his view, as it illustrates Iceland rebuff….considering Iceland CFR generated the same GDP Part of Iceland’s economic be choosers when it comes to
appears to be enjoying much pretty much went belly up in chart, but shifted the starting progress may be attributed to a lender of last resort. Moreover,
higher growth rate than the other 2008 with the collapse of its period by one quarter--from Q4 massive currency devaluation currency devaluation and debt
three European Union (EU) three largest banks, and has 2007 to Q3 2007--the quarter and "technical defaults", which default will not absolve all
members. been in crisis mode ever since. before Latvia and Estonia’s seems to be what Krugman is spending sins.
Based on this, Krugman then As expected, here is a rebuff by GDP peak. intimating as the “solution” to Greece vowed not to be the
concluded: Council on Foreign Relations The result - Iceland’s GDP “a really, really bad crisis.” next Iceland, other nations
"The moral of the story seems to (CFR). picture looks a lot less However, in Iceland’s case, the should take notes--including the
be that if you’re going to have a CFR finds that Krugman's impressive. devaluation has not resolved its United States.
crisis, it’s better to have a "Icelandic Miracle" is "an Here is another chart by CFR fiscal mess. Now, the island Economic Forecasts &
really, really bad one." illusion" created by simply moving the starting date back to could face a second round of O p i n i o n s
While this NYT article choosing a starting date to make the beginning of 2000, which bank failures. The government, Join the conversation about this
probably has recruited a few it fit into his "debt is good" totally crushes the "miracle" already on $4.6 billion life story »
newbie Keysians, it is totally mantra. story of Iceland. support from the IMF, recently
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You Won't Understand How Badly Our Stock Market Is Doing


Until You Look At These Charts
Henry Blodget (Money Game) crappier than average for a long
Submitted at 7/18/2010 7:21:00 AM while to come. The PE is in
blue, interest rates in red:
It has been a rough decade for How is it possible that even
the stock market. after a GODAWFUL decade--a
After the peak in 2000, the decade in which the inflation-
market has basically been down, adjusted total return of the stock
up, down, up, mostly sideways market was WORSE than in the
for the past 12 or so years. decade after 1929--we can still
But it has been nowhere near as be set up for lousy returns going
bad as the market performance forward?
in the Great Depression, right? It is possible because, as Robert
The legendary Crash of 1929 Shiller's chart also shows, the
and the horrific years that valuation peak we reached in
followed... THAT market took 2000 was absolutely
20 years to get back to its 1929 unprecedented and dwarfed the
high in inflation-adjusted total one we hit in 1929. And what
returns. And it took 56 years to we've seen for the past decade--
get back to the 1929 high based and likely will continue to see
purely on inflation-adjusted for another decade--is brutal
price! reversion to the mean.
NOTHING could be worse than (And it's also possible because
that, right? current bear market is WORSE comparison in detail, which you continue to have relatively lousy our dividend yield is so low. As
Well, actually... than the one that followed 1929. can do with the interactive performance going forward. Doug's charts clearly illustrate,
The chart-master, Doug Short, Specifically, on an inflation version here. (Or you can read How do we know stocks are dividends contribute a big
of dshort.com, has put together a adjusted total return basis, our Doug's excellent summary of his still overvalued? We know by portion of the total stock market
remarkable series of charts market is down 34% from the findings here.) looking at Professor Robert return--and our dividend yield is
comparing our latest secular peak in 2000. The market in the Before you do, though, we need Shiller's cyclically adjusted PE still a paltry 2%. Back in the bad
bear market with the secular Great Depression, meanwhile, to leave you with another chart for the past 130 years. old days of the Great
bear market that started in the was only down 16%. depressing thought. The cyclically adjusted PE is Depression, the dividend yield
summer of 1929. Don't believe it? Despite the HORRIBLE one of the only measures of was often well over 4%.)
The most startling of Doug's Check out the chart: performance of our stock market valuation that has some long- Pass the Prozac, please.
findings? Now, you're going to want to over the past dozen years, stocks term predictive validity, and this See Also: So How's Our Stock
On an inflation-adjusted spend some time going through are still at least 20% overvalued. chart suggests that stock returns Market Recovery Doing?
TOTAL RETURN basis Doug's charts on this 1929-2000 This means they're likely to are going to continue to be Join the conversation about this
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Five Reasons Why Green Tech Has Such a Tough Time In


America
Michael Kanellos, develop hybrids. Before tangible
greentechmedia (Wired Top results came in, the DOE shifted
Stories) funding to hydrogen.
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"Wind Turbines," by the
russians are here/flickr. Used • In 1976, General Electric Ed
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Commons license. that many thought impossible:
The U.S. has long been a leader the compact fluorescent bulb.
in green technologies. It has Although GE liked the idea,
also long been a leader in CFLs would require entirely
fumbling that lead. Look at the new manufacturing facilities,
historical record: which would cost $25 million.
• Charles Brush built what is “So they decided to shelve it,”
considered the first automatic Hammer told me in 2007. CFLs
wind turbine for generating only came to market because
electricity. The turbine, built in the design leaked out — others
1888 in Ohio, had a 50-foot copied it before GE had a
diameter and 144 blades. The licensing program. “That’s how
industry has since trimmed it became widespread,” he said.
turbines down to three blades. It
has also gone overseas. While So why do we suck so much at
the U.S. has more installed and Gerald Pearson created the industry is now based in Asia. green commercialization, while
wind capacity than anyone else, first silicon photovoltaic cell at excelling at transforming
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newsletter. Plus, BellaSugarTV It's Lindsay Lohan vs. the support a U.S. energy bill that Republican support. It mandated on carbon pollution that are
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head-to-head celebrity tanner Kristen Stewart's NYC makeup McConnell said on Sunday. 2020, from 2005 levels. reserved. Republication or
matchup and learns the secret to artist shares her smoky eye Congress is considering several But McConnell said redistribution of Reuters
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in shape- check out the videos Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception "We are happy to look at oil considering would achieve far Religion and the Attack On the
below! and more in Buzz's Watch, Pass, spill legislation ... There are less than Obama promised at a Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available
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CNN's "State of the Union" too much for Congress.
program when asked if his party The White House has said an

What to Watch: TV Picks for July 19-25


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Bloomberg-for-President Talk Won't Fade Away The REALLY


(Newsmax - Inside Cover) seek a second term but is now
struggling with low polling
increasingly conservative and
laced with fundamental
Franklin, political science
professor at the University of
Lonely
Submitted at 7/18/2010 8:18:01 AM

New York City Mayor Michael


numbers and the Republican
field is wide open.
Christian beliefs.
Bloomberg has said he is
Wisconsin in Madison and co-
founder of pollster.com.
Centrist
Bloomberg, one of the richest TEASING ANSWERS committed to serving as mayor Jensen compared a potential E.J. Dionne Jr. (The New
men in America, says his views Republic - All Feed)
At a speech in New Hampshire until his term ends in 2013 and Bloomberg 2012 run to the U.S.
are too polarizing for him to on Friday, Bloomberg, as he would then leave politics and Senate campaign of Florida Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:00:00 PM

become president of the United always does, dismissed become a full-time Governor Charlie Crist, a
States. suggestions that he intends to philanthropist. Republican who decided to run Washington—The titans of the
But analysts say however much run but failed to kill the But it did not go unnoticed that as an independent after polls private sector say President
he may protest, conditions may speculation. Bloomberg has employed as a showed him trailing another, Obama is anti-business. Many
be gelling for Bloomberg, who "Only my girlfriend and my political strategist Howard more conservative Republican. progressives say he coddles
came close to standing for the mother would support me. And Wolfson, who served as a senior The last significant third-party business. How does the
White House in 2008, to run in I'm not sure about my mother," aide on Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential bid was by Texas administration manage to pull
2012 as an independent. he quipped. "If the press is in presidential bid. businessman Ross Perot, who that off?
Voter distaste for both the the back -- no, I'm not running. I BLOOMBERG'S WEALTH received 18.9 percent of the The "center" is said to be the
Democratic and Republican want to make that clear." Bloomberg is the founder of popular vote -- about 19.7 most comfortable place in
parties and perceptions of Still, the comments, and the Bloomberg LP, the financial million votes -- in the 1992 American politics. But this
government incompetence on speech's setting, did little to news and media company. election won by Bill Clinton. He assumes that the center is stable,
big issues, from the Iraq war to silence the buzz. Forbes magazine estimates his won 8 percent in 1996. that most people on either end
the Gulf oil spill, could herald a Bloomberg was kicking off a net worth at $18 billion, the Unlike Perot, Bloomberg brings of the philosophical continuum
new chance for the three-term "presidential lecture series" eighth-highest in the United with him a track record of give would-be centrist
mayor. (actually named for the States. winning elections. A Quinnipiac politicians the benefit of the
"He's got the right climate and president of Dartmouth College, "Bloomberg has a really strong University poll published June doubt, and that voters actually
he's got the money. Resources who was present) in the state competency argument. The 30 showed him with a 57 care whether someone is
are always an issue for third- which traditionally holds the approval rates for both parties percent to 33 percent approval "centrist" or not.Not one of
party candidates, but Bloomberg first primary vote in the are in the 20 to 30 percent range rating as New York's mayor. these assumptions works. The
has got that covered," said Tom presidential election. now, extremely low. The © 2010 Reuters. All rights political center is a strange and
Jensen, director of Public Policy White House hopefuls often climate right now is perfect for reserved. Republication or wild place because many who
Polling in Raleigh, North visit New Hampshire to test the someone like Bloomberg to redistribution of Reuters fall into it have vastly different
Carolina. waters for their campaign long run," Jensen said. content, including by caching, combinations of beliefs. No
Bloomberg, 68, is a fiscal before the election. A lifelong Democrat who framing or similar means, is politician gets the benefit of the
conservative with liberal social Asked about a presidential bid, turned Republican to run for expressly prohibited without the doubt these days. And the
views who is formally an Bloomberg said his liberal New York mayor in 2001, prior written consent of Reuters. people who care passionately
independent. He combines views on issues like abortion Bloomberg left the Republican Five Filters featured article: about a politician's ideology are
proven political skills with and gay rights were out of the Party to become an independent Headshot - Propaganda, State not in the center, but fall to its
business acumen and has drawn current American mainstream. in 2007, a move some Religion and the Attack On the left or right.
high ratings for his job running "I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay interpreted then as preparation Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available This explains why Obama's
New York City. rights. I'm pro-immigration, I'm for a presidential run. tools: PDF Newspaper, Full actual position—he's pro-
It is two-and-a-half years before pro-gun control. I believe in "A successful mayor of New Text RSS, Term Extraction. business but thinks it should be
the next presidential election in Darwin," he said. These views York with lots of resources and more tightly regulated than it
November 2012. Democrat are anathema to many in a lots of ambition should never be REALLY page 52
Barack Obama is expected to Republican Party that is counted out," said Charles
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REALLY
continued from page 51

was in the last decade or or less what he is. The wanted to be in on this define "Obamaism," his critics
so—has little to do with how his president's most important tasks strategy—if it was a strategy. will do the defining for him.
views are perceived. include persuading the public In truth, Gibbs' comment was Right now, it's a collection of
The right pronounces him a that he's doing the right thing just a match tossed into the dry real achievements without a
"socialist" because of his and improving the standing of underbrush of a parched forest. strong underlying rationale. It's
sympathy for regulation, his the politicians who support him The underlying problem is that an expansion of government
belief that the rich should pay in doing it. Here is where Obama's allies who have given without an explanation for how
higher taxes and his occasional Obama has fallen down on the him a chance to be a great this modestly larger government
criticisms of Wall Street or the job. president by passing health care will enhance both private well-
oil industry. The left declares No wonder Democratic reform, financial reform and a being and private-sector growth.
him a sellout because of his members of Congress were stimulus bill—all at If Obama doesn't want to be
efforts early on to get Wall furious when Robert Gibbs, the considerable political risk to seen as a socialist who coddles
Street on its feet, because it White House press secretary, themselves—rightly feel they business, he needs to be more
wishes the financial reform bill blithely proclaimed that the have been left undefended by a persuasive in telling Americans
enacted last week were even Democrats might lose the House White House more interested in who he actually is.
stronger, and because the of Representatives in this fall's the president's long-term E.J. Dionne's e-mail address is
president didn't fight hard for a elections. standing than in their own ejdionne(at)washpost.com.
"public option" in the health Of course what Gibbs said was survival. E.J. Dionne, Jr. is the author of
care bill. perfectly accurate, and Obama has allowed himself less the recently published Souled
As for those who are in the Democrats know it. What than four months to repair this Out: Reclaiming Faith and
center, they mainly see high enraged them is that a damage. Doing so requires him Politics After the Religious
unemployment, sluggish growth spokesman for Obama could to redefine the meaning of Right. He is a Washington Post
and future deficits. If calmly say what he did without political As long as the political columnist, a senior fellow at the
unemployment were at 5 warning House Speaker Nancy center is measured as the Brookings Institution, and a
percent, growth were roaring Pelosi that she was about to be halfway point between professor at Georgetown
and, as a result, the deficit were put on the endangered species Republicans such as Sen. Jon University.
shrinking, these voters wouldn't list, and without talking to them Kyl who don't think they have to (c) 2010, Washington Post
care whether he was a socialist, first about the political pay for big tax cuts for the rich Writers Group
a sellout, or a sellout socialist. implications of his statement. and a moderate progressivism of
They'd simply be happier. There's a good case to be made Obama's sort, the entire national
But this should not be seen as for alerting Americans to the discussion will be tilted toward
an alibi for Obama as the prospect of a Republican House conservatives: Far right plus
moderate, misunderstood majority and what it could center-left equals center-right.
progressive, though this is more mean. But House members And as along as Obama doesn't
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Election Shocker Awaiting GOP, Biden Promises


(Newsmax - Inside Cover) chairman of the National rout the party in power, he said, widespread misunderstanding of
Submitted at 7/18/2010 6:14:21 AM Republican Congressional rely on polls taken pretty early big administration initiatives.
Committee, said on NBC's in the campaign season, before "I don't think they know the
Vice President Joe Biden has a " M e e t t h e P r e s s " t h a t voters start focusing on the detail of what's going on," he
w a r n i n g f o r t h e p u n d i t s : Republicans would have a net Republican candidates who will said.
Democrats are going to shock gain of slightly more than 40 be on the ballot. The vice president predicted
everybody with how well they House seats, just enough to take "This is July," Biden said. "The that as voters start to understand
do in the November election. back control. Sen. John Cornyn, most vulnerable time any public those details and begin
And he's paraphrasing Mark R-Texas, who chairs the party's official finds himself in is when considering the alternative
Twain in saying reports of the Senate campaign committee, they have no opponent." policies that GOP candidates are
D e m o c r a t s ' d e m i s e " a r e said it was anyone's guess which Polls for both President Barack offering, they'll start to come
premature." party will be in the majority Obama and congressional around.
"We're going to win the House after fall elections. Democrats have shown Republicans, he said, "are about
and we're going to win the Biden's cheery prediction was declining support through the repeal and repeat — repeal what
Senate," Biden told ABC's "This i n s t a r k c o n t r a s t t o l a s t spring and early summer as the we're doing and go back" to
Week" in an interview that aired weekend's talk show comment economic recovery has policies of the past decade that
Sunday. "I don't think the losses by White House press secretary sputtered, BP's oil well has have been tried and found Zsa Zsa Gabor
are going to be bad at all. ... Robert Gibbs that enough House
We're going to be in great s e a t s a r e " i n p l a y " t h a t
gushed in the Gulf of Mexico
and U.S. casualties in
wanting.
© Copyright 2010 The
Rushed to Hospital
shape." Republicans could gain control Afghanistan have kept rising. Associated Press. All rights with Broken Hip
While Democratic lawmakers of the House. Republicans contend voters are reserved. This material may not Gina DiNunno (TVGuide.com:
in charge of the party's election Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., furious about Obama's health be published, broadcast, Breaking News)
efforts joined the vice president and other House Democrats care and stimulus plans among rewritten or redistributed.
Submitted at 7/18/2010 9:07:00 AM
in predicting that Congress will were angered by Gibbs' remark; the examples of what they say is Five Filters featured article:
remain in their control, their Gibbs later said he thinks a federal government run amok. Headshot - Propaganda, State Zsa Zsa Gabor
GOP counterparts pointed to Democrats will retain their "These are gigantic packages to Religion and the Attack On the Zsa Zsa Gabor was in serious
voter unease with one-party House majority. deal with a gigantic problem we Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available condition after suffering a
government as they forecast a "I think we're going to shock the inherited," Biden said. tools: PDF Newspaper, Full broken hip, her rep told The
good showing for Republican heck out of everybody," Biden He blamed most of the voter Text RSS, Term Extraction.
candidates. said. angst seen in the polls on the ZSA page 54
Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, Predictions that the GOP will still struggling economy and

Christophe Riblon Wins 14th Stage; Schleck Keeps Yellow


FanHouse Newswire Sunday, while Andy Schleck included defending champion Schleck said he hadn't tried to
(FanHouse Main) fended off challenges from C o n t a d o r . T h e p a i r s t u c k overtake Contador for fear that
Submitted at 7/18/2010 11:15:00 AM Alberto Contador to remain the together throughout the 114.7- the Spaniard would launch a late
race's overall leader. mile 14th stage from Revel, attack and go past him.
Filed under: Cycling AX-3 Riblon finished in 4 hours, 52 with the Luxembourg rider
DOMAINES, France (AP) -- minutes, 43 seconds-54 seconds matching the Spaniard's
Christophe Riblon of France ahead of Denis Menchov of accelerations on the final climb
won the Tour de France's first Schleck was 1:08 behind in
Russia and Samuel Sanchez of to the ski resort of Ax-3
stage in the Pyrenees on fourth, in a group that also
Spain. Domaines.
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ZSA
Exclusive: David Cross continued from page 53

Associated Press. bones. No further details of her


Joins Fox's Running The 93-year-old actress
tumbled to the floor Saturday
injuries were provided.
The Hungarian-American
night and was rushed to the actress and former beauty queen
Wilde hospital.
"She was watching her favorite
is partially paralyzed from a
2002 car accident, forcing her to
Rob Moynihan (TVGuide.com: show, Jeopardy, when the phone use a wheelchair.
Breaking News)
rang," Gabor's rep John Five Filters featured article:
Submitted at 7/17/2010 5:57:00 PM Blanchette said. "She reached Headshot - Propaganda, State
over to pick it up and fell." Religion and the Attack On the
Will Arnett and David Cross Check out Zsa Zsa Gabor Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available
It's an Arrested Development videos tools: PDF Newspaper, Full
reunion! David Cross has just Gabor — a ubiquitous presence Text RSS, Term Extraction.
inked a deal to team up with on television from the 1950s
former AD costar Will Arnett into the '80s, particularly on talk
and creator Mitch Hurwitz in the and game shows — was taken to
new fall series Running Wilde, a Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical
Fox rep tells TV Guide Center with several broken
Magazine.
Cross will appear in seven of
the first 13 episodes, including
the pilot (airing Tuesday,
Yankees All-Star Andy Pettitte
September 21 at 9:30/8:30c),
and he will play Andy, the (Reporting by Ileane Rudolph)
Leaves Game with Injury
radical environmentalist fiancé Subscribe to TV Guide Ed Price (FanHouse Main) The temperature at game time
of Keri Russell's Emmy who has Magazine now! Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:56:00 PM was 91 degrees, which could
been living with her in the Five Filters featured article: have contributed to cramping.
Amazon. Cross takes over the Headshot - Propaganda, State Filed under: Yankees, MLB David Robertson replaced
role from Andrew Daly, who Religion and the Attack On the Injuries NEW YORK -- Andy Pettitte and finished the walk to
played Andy in the show's Gaza Peace Flotilla. Available Pettitte, coming off the best first Shoppach, loading the bases,
original pilot. tools: PDF Newspaper, Full half of his career, left Sunday's before escaping the jam. Pettitte,
Are you excited to see Cross Text RSS, Term Extraction. start for the Yankees in the third who gave up a three-run homer
and Arnett together again? inning with what the team called to Carlos Pena in the first
a strained left groin. There was inning, was charged with three
no immediate prognosis. runs on six hits, three walks and
Petttitte showed signs on a hit batter in his 2 1/3 innings.
discomfort on 2-1 pitch to mound, and Pettitte threw one But he got no decision, as Mark
Tampa Bay's Kelly Shoppach. test pitch. But he bent over after Teixeira's RBI single in the
Manager Joe Girardi, pitching the toss and was led to the bottom of the inning tied the
coach Dave Eiland and manager dugout. game 3-3.
Gene Monahan came to the
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2010 British Open: Louis Oosthuizen wins British Open


Associated Press for a victory that looked as easy shot today. I don't know if he there and be more determined to two double bogeys on his way
(ESPN.com) as when Tiger Woods first won missed one all week. That was win." to a 72 and tied for 23rd.
Submitted at 7/18/2010 2:32:46 PM here a decade ago. four days of tremendous golf. Oosthuizen was relaxed as It was his seventh tournament
Oosthuizen made only two He didn't flinch today." could be, putting his arm around of the year without a victory,
bogeys over the final 35 holes in No, there was only that gap- caddie Zack Rasego after hitting matching the longest drought of
• Share a strong wind that swept across tooth smile that earned him the off the 18th tee and walking his career.
• the Old Course. He led over the nickname "Shrek" from his over the Swilcan Bridge, "I'm not going to win all of
final 48 holes and closed with a friends. And there was thousands of fans packed into them," Woods said after his
'); } else { 1-under 71 for a seven-shot amazement across his face when the grandstands, along the road worst 72-hole finish in a major
$(_this).append(' Follow him on victory over Lee Westwood of he cradled the oldest trophy in and peering out the shop in six years. "I've lost a lot more
Twitter: @'+value+'.'); } England. golf, a silver claret jug with his windows. than I've won."
} }); } }); Oosthuizen could not think of a name etched alongside Woods, The timing could not have been No way he was going to win
T(_t.selector).hovercards(anywh more special venue to capture Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, and better for a South African to this one. Neither was anyone
ereOptions); T(".for- his first major. He just had no the other South African winners claim a major -- that's five else.
twitter").hovercards(anywhereO idea it would be this easy. -- Gary Player, Bobby Locke majors for the Springboks since Oosthuizen might have been
ptions); //REMOVE THE He never let anyone get within and Ernie Els, his mentor. 2001. Not only is the country nervous, but it didn't show.
CLASS NAME SO WE DON'T three shots of him in the final Without the Ernie Els & still buzzing, Sunday was the Charl Schwartzel, his best friend
ANYWHERE IT TWICE round, and he answered that Fancourt Foundation in South 92nd birthday of Nelson from their junior golf days in
$ ( " . f o r - brief challenge from Paul Casey Africa, the son of a farmer could Mandela. South Africa, ran into him on
twitter").removeClass("for- by knocking in a 50-foot eagle not have afforded the travel "It's a proud moment for us, Saturday and said Oosthuizen
twitter"); }); } putt on the par-4 ninth green to required to reach the game's especially with the Old Man, was showing him comedy
if(typeof(twttr) == "undefined") restore his cushion. Casey's highest level. winning on his birthday," videos on his phone.
{ $.getScript("http:// hopes ended with a triple bogey Some 45 miles away, Player Rosega said. "Winning at St. "This was about an hour before
platform.twitter.com/ into the gorse three holes later, was returning from a golf outing Andrews, it's unbelievable. He he teed off," Schwartzel said.
anywhere.js?id="+config.key+" and Oosthuizen spent the final and listening to every shot on deserves what he's just done." If anyone showed nerves, it was
&v="+config.version,anywhere) hour soaking up an atmosphere the radio, proud as can be. He The 150th anniversary of golf's Casey. With the warm applause
; } else { anywhere(); unlike any other in golf. saw the potential during a oldest championship was from a British gallery that had
} return this; }; })(jQuery); "That eagle on nine, that got me practice round they played at the memorable in so many ways. not seen one of its own holding
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- started," Oosthuizen said. "It Masters this year. It began with McIlroy tying the a claret jug in 11 years, he hit
Hardly anyone knew Louis was a big change on 12 when Player called Oosthuizen on major championship record with wedge to 4 feet below the hole
Oosthuizen, much less how to Paul made triple and I made Sunday morning and gave him a a 63 in some of the calmest at No. 1 to send a message. The
pronounce his name. Not many birdie. All of a sudden, it was pep talk. conditions at the Old Course. It birdie putt caught the right lip,
will forget the performance he mine to throw away." "I told him he's got to realize ended with someone other than however, and it took until the
delivered at the home of golf to He finished at 16-under 272 that lots of people are hitting Woods hoisting the claret jug in sixth hole before Casey could
capture the British Open. and became the first player since bad shots," Player said, not front of the Royal and Ancient make a birdie.
A week after the World Cup Tony Lema in 1964 to win his know how few of those the kid clubhouse. He wasn't alone. Of the final 10
ended, South Africa had more first major at St. Andrews. would hit. "And I told them the Woods tapped in on the final players to tee off, only Retief
reason to celebrate Sunday, this "Nobody was going to stop crowd was naturally going to hole and removed his cap to Goosen made a birdie on any of
from a most unlikely source. him," said Casey, whose show a bias. But I reminded him salute the gallery, just as he did the opening five holes.
Oosthuizen, a 27-year-old who adventures in the gorse sent him when I played Arnold Palmer in the last two Opens at St. Oosthuizen plodded along with
had only made one cut in his to a 75 and a tie for third with 1961 at the Masters, only my Andrews. Only this time, the pars.
previous eight majors, blew Rory McIlroy(68) and Henrik wife and my dog was pulling for tournament was still two hours 2010 page 58
away the field at St. Andrews Stenson(71). "He didn't miss a me. I told him he's got to get in from finishing. Woods made
E-reader News Edition Sports/ 57

New York Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett


apologized to his teammates for angry outburst,
injury 2010 Tour de France:
Ian Begley (ESPN.com) Kansas City Royals remains different." "Because if you hurt yourself
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:50:22 PM uncertain until team officials Burnett also talked to his you have no chance to help us." Lance Armstrong says
assess how he feels after a teammates before Sunday's Burnett took the mound in the Greg LeMond claim
scheduled bullpen session on game, in what he called a group top of the third inning after the about payoff is
• Share Tuesday. setting. self-inflicted injury. He hit Evan
• "From what I'm hearing from "That's between us," Burnett Longoria to lead off the inning, 'nonsense'
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Lance Armstrong dismissed as France. Launch » Armstrong's on the U.S. Postal
"nonsense" a reported claim by
Greg LeMond that the seven-
Armstrong dismissed the
accusation after Sunday's 14th
team, in a series of emails sent
to cycling and doping officials
Andy Pettitte left Sunday's
time Tour de France champion
tried to pay someone $300,000
stage of the Tour.
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this spring.
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"He's doing all the things he driver onto the par-4 ninth triple bogey, dropping him eight his wife said. "And we'll never
needs to do," said Woods, who green. shots behind. forget it."
has more experience than Whatever momentum he had Oosthuizen spent the final hour Copyright 2010 by The
anyone playing from ahead in a didn't last long. Oosthuizen also with a big grin on his face, Associated Press
major. "He's being consistent, drove the ninth green and holed although he started out that way, Five Filters featured article:
putting all the pressure on Paul his 50-foot eagle putt to restore too. Headshot - Propaganda, State
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consecutive holes without a Casey drove into the gorse daughter Jana. It will be years
bogey until his streak ended on bushes left of the 12th, took a before the child can appreciate
the par-3 eighth hole by missing drop back toward the seventh the magnitude of this moment.
Louis Oosthuizen Wins
a 6-foot par putt. That trimmed fairway, came up short of the "I will say, 'That's the day First Major at British
his lead to three, and Casey hit green and wound up making a Daddy makes us the proudest," Open at St.British
Filed under:
LOUIS Andrews
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Hardly anyone knew Louis bogeys over the final 35 holes in of him in the final round, and he and Gabe Kapler and fell behind
Oosthuizen, much less how to a strong wind that swept across answered that brief challenge catcher Kelly Shoppach.
pronounce his name. Not many the Old Course. He led over the from Paul Casey by knocking in Pettitte threw one warmup pitch
will forget the performance he final 48 holes and closed with a a 50-foot eagle putt on the par-4 to catcher Jorge Posada as
delivered at the home of golf to 1-under 71 for a seven-shot ninth green to restore his Girardi and Monahan looked on.
capture the British Open. victory over Lee Westwood of cushion. Casey's hopes ended He looked uncomfortable, and
A week after the World Cup England. with a triple bogey into the bent over after the pitch. Girardi
ended, South Africa had more For all the craze about those gorse three holes later, and then signaled for reliever David
reason to celebrate Sunday, this vuvuzelas, the sweetest sound Oosthuizen spent the final hour Robertson to enter the game and
from a most unlikely source. for Oosthuizen turned out to be soaking up an atmosphere Pettitte walked off the mound.
Oosthuizen, a 27-year-old who the skirl of a bagpipe. unlike any other in golf. Pettitte allowed a three-run
had only made one cut in his Oosthuizen could not think of a homer in the top of the first
previous eight majors, blew
away the field at St. Andrews
more special venue to capture
his first major. He just had no
Major League inning to Carlos Pena. He gave
up six hits in 2 1/3 innings.
for a victory that looked as easy
as when Tiger Woods first won
idea it would be this easy.
More: Final Leaderboard|
Notebook: The Yankees lifted starter A.J.
Burnett two hitters into the third
here a decade ago.
Oosthuizen made only two
British Open Photos He never
let anyone get within three shots July 18
Filed MAJOR
under: MLB
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M L B T r a n s a c t i o n s , M L B cut his palms slamming them
into a clubhouse door in

Tim Bradley Goes to 26-0, Wants Manny frustration.


Ian Begley is a regular
c o n t r i b u t o r t o
Pacquiao, Devon Alexander ESPNNewYork.com
M o r e f r o m
Lem Satterfield (FanHouse slipped to 29-1 with 23 KOs. ESPNNewYork.com »
Main) "I kicked some butt tonight, Five Filters featured article:
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pounds) champion Tim Bradley knock me out, but it didn't
proved that he could rise into a happen tonight, baby," said the
higher division, handle the 26-year-old Bradley, who was
punching power and out-box a coming off of December's 12-
bigger man during Saturday round unanimous decision
night's HBO-televised 12-round Rancho Mirage, Calif., near his 1 1 7 - 1 1 1 a n d 1 1 8 - 1 1 0 , v i c t o r y o v e r L a m o n t
unanimous decision victory over hometown of Palm Springs, respectively, with FanHouse Peterson(28-1, 14 KOs) of
welterweight (147 pounds) Luis Calif. scoring it a shutout for the W a s h i n g t o n , D . C . , a m a n
Carlos Abregu, with Bradley Judges Jonathan Davis, Barry winner, 120-108. Bradley dropped for the first
rising to 26-0 with 11 knockouts Druxman and Fritz Werner In defeat, the hard-hitting time in his career.
at Agua Caliente Casino in scored it for Bradley, 116-112, Abregu of Salta, Argentina,
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Notebook Here is what's reporters. "You don't have to do


happening around baseball on everything through the media.
Sunday July 18, 2010: He's already addressed it and he
o. A.J. Burnett apologized to doesn't have to address it again."
his Yankees teammates a day o. Though he's been a fixture in
after cutting his hands in a trade rumors for what seems like
clubhouse tantrum and exiting a years, the Marlins are likely to
start early. Burnett didn't hold onto Dan Uggla at the
divulge the details of his deadline this year, reports
apology, but things seem to be MLB.com. Uggla's final year of
patched up, and Burnett, who arbitration is 2011.
played long toss Sunday
morning, is not expected to miss
a start.
"It's over with. Anything else
with the media in terms of that
is over with," Derek Jeter told

Alien Swarm and Source-based SDK


launching for free this Monday
Ben Gilbert (Joystiq) move their game over to Valve's above. Hit the break for a trailer
Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:30:00 PM game engine between bouts of of the game in action.
working on those other two [Thanks, Morey]
In an announcement perhaps games. Gallery: Alien Swarm (Source)
meant to obliterate the definition If you're so inclined, you can Continue reading Alien Swarm
of "Valve Time," the publisher pre-load Alien Swarm starting and Source-based SDK
announced that Alien Swarm right now before it goes live launching for free this Monday
has been rebuilt in Source tomorrow. Oh! And when it Alien Swarm and Source-based
Engine and will be released -- does go live, Valve will also SDK launching for free this
for free, no less -- tomorrow, release the full SDK for the Monday originally appeared on

Chris Cashman speaks Monday, July 19. The team that game, allowing users to get a
originally built the mod for more thorough look at what
UT2004 has since been hired on makes the game tick. Us? We're
Joystiq on Sun, 18 Jul 2010
13:30:00 EST. Please see our
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on the end of 1 vs. 100 by Valve for work on the Left 4 just excited to blast swarms of
Dead series and Portal 2, but aliens with the totally insane
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canceled Xbox Live gameshow vs. 100. We've dropped his arrived just yet, but it appears
1 vs. 100 Chris Cashman goodbye video just after the that it's getting a bit of a face-lift
recently spoke to Giant Bomb break. Feel free to pour one out on the back-end. As seen in the
about his feelings on the show for 1 vs. 100 with us while image above (care of Mobile
being disbanded, even going so watching. Crunch), the color palette of GC
far as to create a goodbye video. Continue reading Chris has been lightened and varied
He called the situation a Cashman speaks on the end of 1 quite a bit, going from a black
"bummer," adding, "It wasn't vs. 100 and blue tone to a decidedly
that long ago that I was blown Chris Cashman speaks on the more billiard table-flavored one.
away by having colored rubber end of 1 vs. 100 originally Given that the new look also
bands on my braces, so getting appeared on Joystiq on Sun, 18 bears a striking resemblance to
to host the first live videogame Jul 2010 11:30:00 EST. Please our friend (and yours) Kermit
ever is pretty much tops." see our terms for use of feeds. the Frog, we're not exactly on
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Comments
OnLive 'Founding Members' of the two -- what can we say,
it's a lot more welcoming! Now
have any idea what the future of
Xbox Live's Primetime channel program extended until Labor all we need is an actual release
of the client so we can see what
will hold for gameshows like 1 else (other than the frontmost
Day, Trine now available loading screen) it has to offer.
Ben Gilbert (Joystiq) list of titles available for Apple's Game Center goes
Submitted at 7/18/2010 3:30:00 PM streaming (it was previously green originally appeared on
available only as a demo). If you Joystiq on Sat, 17 Jul 2010
The list of folks waiting to get haven't already, sign-ups are 21:30:00 EST. Please see our
into OnLive's game streaming / still ongoing over at OnLive's terms for use of feeds.
insanity portal may be long, but official site-- and yes, you can Permalink| Email this|
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AT&T, the company has just For now.
extended its free first year offer OnLive 'Founding Members'
through Labor Day (September program extended until Labor
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Labor Day will lock in the originally appeared on Joystiq
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Apple's Game Center If that wasn't enough, the


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platformer Trine to its growing
use of feeds.
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It's just a phone


(Scripting News) want to put it behind them. They
Submitted at 7/18/2010 12:00:23 PM want to, presumably, return to
Apple as The Exceptional
Over the years, the thing that's Company. But that's not going
bothered me most about the way to happen. They're a big
Apple pitches its products is the successful American company
idea, behind everything they (who does all their
say, that there is something manufacturing in China, btw),
exceptional about them and their and they blow smoke up
products. everyone's asses like all
This used to be something said American companies do.
about the United States, we They are not exceptional. Their
were the exception. The sole products are premium products,
superpower. The good guys. luxuries like BMWs or
The Yanks. Whatever. If we Cuisinarts. I buy Macs because I
ever were, we're not that now, like premium products. I'm not
and neither is Apple. the crazy ones. Culminating in planning on returning my
Here's a list of things to take as the ultimate hubris, repeatedly iPhone 4. But I know they're a
given: saying the iPad is "magical." It's shit company like American or
1. The Mac is just a computer. nice, I use mine all the time -- United Airlines (and yes, BMW
2. The iPod is just an MP3 but magical! Come on. (What's too). You have to count your
player. next -- Immaculate? Sacred?) change, and don't expect them to
3. The iPad is just a tablet. On Friday, Apple asked us to do the right thing, unless you
4. The iPhone is just a phone. believe that the iPhone is just a twist their arm real hard, and
5. Apple is just a company. phone. It's just like the phones usually it isn't worth the trouble
Until Friday, Apple would have (which is why most of us don't
been consistent, over the years,
in denying all five of those
that Nokia and RIM make, or
Samsung or Motorola. Nothing
special about it. That may be the
call you Steve).
PS: Thanks to Farhad Manjoo,
What Berger said
things. They've made all kinds single most important thing they whose story in Slate last night tmatt (GetReligion) would be the noted sociologist
of escalating claims for helped me piece this together. Submitted at 7/18/2010 12:38:01
PM Peter L. Berger, who is also
said, and I'm not even sure they progressive Lutheran, when it
themselves and their products. know they said it.
The Mac is the computer For the This isn’t exactly hard news, comes to matters theological.
They want this to be over, they but I thought that GetReligion H e r e i s h o w h e r e c e n t l y
Rest of Us. Think different. For
readers would want to know introduced his“Religion and
about (I mean, readers other Other Curiosities” blog at the
than those who have sent us American Interest Online:
notes requesting a post on the A Chinese sage wrote to an
topic). elderly scholar retired from
Suffice it to say that one of o f f i c i a l d u t i e s w i t h t w o
America’s most consistently suggestions — to acquire a
important voices on things young concubine, or to learn
religious has decided to leap
into the blogosphere — that WHAT page 63
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how to paint dragons on red silk. post: The treatment of religion in explosively growing religion
I am an elderly scholar and I Even if one is only interested in academia and the media leaves worldwide. Media coverage is
have now retired from most of one country, one will understand something to be desired. … The generally very poor, subsuming
my official duties. I have given that country better if one can problem comes at least in part it under a vague category of
serious thought to the two compare it with other countries. from the fact that these are two “fundamentalism”, with
suggestions and have concluded Take the so-called “culture institutions which, in their elite peaceful missionaries being put
that they are impractical in my war” in America. Much of it echelons, are staffed by what is in the same box with suicide
case. Just then the nice people at revolving around church-state the most secularized group in bombers. Much academic
The American Interest came issues. I think it is helpful in American society. Unlike many treatment is equally prejudiced.
with a very different suggestion understanding these if one sees of their colleagues in Europe, The media coverage of the
— that I should write a blog
under their auspices (if that is
the parallels with what goes on
in other countries — for
these people are not particularly
hostile to religion. But they
sexual abuse crisis in the Roman
Catholic church very often has
HOW TO:
the right term in cyberspace
language), dealing mainly with
current developments in
example, in Turkey. In both
countries a secularist elite relies
on non-elected institutions to
don’t know too much about it,
and its more passionate
expressions make them
an undertone of gleeful
Schadenfreude, with little
skepticism about events going
Score a
religion, but allowing for
occasional excursions into other
counter the democratic pressures
from a vocal religious populace
uncomfortable. As a result they
are tempted to explain religious
back thirty years, alleged by
individuals with hard vested
Design Job
areas. My relationship to — on the federal courts in phenomena as being “really” interests in their version of the Zachary Sniderman
computers is roughly America, on the military in about something else — events. Academics and (Mashable!)
comparable to that of a caveman Turkey. (It is more than a joke if ethnicity, class, politics. journalists have every right to be Submitted at 7/18/2010 1:39:50 PM
trying to fly a jet airliner. Still, one says that the American Civil Sometimes, of course, this is secularists, but they should
the prospect of writing a blog Liberties Union, in its view of indeed the case. Thus there are bracket their personal beliefs Without designers there
with this description intrigued the proper relation between processes of “religionization”, when they try to understand probably wouldn’t be an
me. It definitely seemed more church and state, has a Kemalist in which a conflict about reality — as should “Godders” Internet, or at least there
practical than the two Chinese ideology.) political power (as in Northern like me. wouldn’t be an Internet that
suggestions. This brings us to the passage Ireland) or about territory (as Well, now. Feel free to discuss looked this good. Many skilled
It will not surprise readers to that will draw the most attention between Israelis and the implications of this famous hands go into creating the
know that Berger thinks that the from religion-beat reporters and Palestinians) morphs into a scholar’s thoughts for the work websites that we know and love,
details of religion are very those who care about their work. religiously defined conflict of the mainstream press. but designers are usually the
important, whether one is This would include academics (though even then many people As for me, I will simply add: ones held responsible for how it
studying them through the lens who study either journalism or may sincerely believe in and be What he said. looks. They put together
of sociology or that of — religion or both. motivated by the religious Five Filters featured article: everything from flashy logos to
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seriously, all kinds of interesting balanced and fair coverage of something else. designers in the first place.
parallels can be seen in public controversial issues (especially Secularist bias can produce Getting a job is usually a
life. One example will suffice those linked to religion and blinders. Evangelical
from this opening Berger blog culture). Here we go: Protestantism is the most HOW page 65
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nothing wrong with this image, (or via a URL) and hit the be found in it, and is a great edges) that have, in recent years, How to Get the Effect
but read on to see how it can be upload button, at which point effect to give your modern pic a gained the cameras a cult You do need an account to use
made so much more fun in just a the pic will be be resized if it’s vintage feel. following (best seen from the Photobucket, but it’s a simple
few clicks. 1. Phixr’s Cross too big. How to Get the Effect Lomography movement) by email and password affair, so
Process Effect After your photo has loaded, Drop into Picnik and click the those interested in the not too arduous to get set up.
The Effect select the “color effects” button “get started now” button. unpredictable and often Once you’re good to go, upload
In film photography, the cross from the icon menu on the left Upload your chosen photo, hit beautiful results. an image from your computer
processing effect was achieved hand side and scroll down one the “create” tab along the top, How to Get the Effect and then hit “edit.” After your
by switching different chemicals line to select “cross process.” and select “effects” from the If you’re at all interested in photo has loaded, select
used to process print or slide At this point there are options secondary tab menu. Now scroll super-simple retro photo effects “effects” from the tab menu at
films. This made for dramatic to adjust the brightness, contrast down the menu on the left hand then you need to head to Rollip
side of your display and choose HOW page 69
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daunting experience regardless work I was trying to present,” I’m a good designer, a hard over the competition. portfolio to the point where it
of the field. It can be all the said Chris Coyier, designer and worker, and if I’ll fit with their “Creating things on a hard copy gets diluted. Lu recommended
more intimidating for creative author of design blogs CSS team or not.” Cover Letter can always be good,” Lu said. “I thinking of the portfolio like
types that must submit their Tricks and Digging into Yes, they’re still important, and love technology and how tech Twitter: “Keep it short, but keep
portfolios for critique. To help, WordPress. “… At the same yes, nobody likes writing them, really helps people but do keep it punchy.” Aim for no more
we spoke with three seasoned time, an online portfolio is a but there are a couple things to in mind that people also like than 10 samples, the more you
designers that have gone website and personal creation of keep in mind while crafting tangible things, especially if you show, the less confident you can
through the job process with yours, so it being beautiful in yours. Mathers explained that have an old fashioned grandpa seem.
great success. They helped us itself is important.” The Resume cover letters are still the first interviewing you who doesn’t Mathers, like all our designers,
with resume tips, cover letter Resumes are a necessary evil, line of introduction, and just like the screen.” More than just said to put your best stuff first
advice, and whether to actually but a good one can actually be a might prevent your resume from appealing to an older sect, Lu and upfront, but said that
print out that portfolio. Read on window into your personal being thrown in the trash. Your said the choice to print can organization is even more
for their tips and a selection of design style. “The resume as a cover letter should introduce reveal a lot of your personality important, especially for an
current job openings for whole should reflect your who you are, but most or the creative choices in your online portfolio. “It’s important
designers. Don’t “Over Design” personality,” said YiYing Lu, a importantly, give a reason why work. to show that you have a breadth
Perhaps one of the biggest designer most associated with they should bother reading your Still, moderation is key of ability in different styles —
questions for a designer is how the Twitter Fail Whale. “The resume or looking at your work. according to Coyier: “A mediums if you have that — but
much to gussy-up their words, the linguistic skills Almost as important as the portfolio in like a big leather zip be sure to categorize these
application. You are a designer should be transparent. It should cover letter is that first email case feels pretty outdated to me, different areas.” A polished,
after all, shouldn’t you “design” carry your spirit. I think the you send with your resume. unless it’s examples of work easily readable portfolio shows
your materials? The answer is: resume is almost like your Coyier argues it’s even more that you did for print. Just you’re a pro. Conversely,
Sort of. avatar in a way.” important as a way of because the job is for digital illustrators and animators are
It’s always nice to present It’s obviously important to introducing yourself and setting work doesn’t mean they usually hired based on overall
something that is visually highlight any previous design the tone. It’s your first chance to wouldn’t be interested in seeing style so consistency can help for
appealing, but remember that experience, but what else should demonstrate your personality. past work you’ve done in other those kinds of jobs.
your employer will probably you include? Do employers Online Portfolio mediums.” Ultimately it comes down to
value legibility and clarity over really care if you “enjoy travel In some ways, your Portfolio is If you are going to remain quality. “If you’ve done 50
a bunch of fancy doodles. “I’m and cooking?” A lot depends on the most important thing you purely digital, it’s useful to amazing things, by all means
more a supporter of simplicity, the specific job you’re applying submit. A great portfolio can think of how the employer will show fifty. But you probably
especially when it comes to a for. If its a travel and cooking convey a designer’s skill, talent access. For example, Lu pointed haven’t,” Coyier said.
resume, where it is important for site, potentially. It is most and approach. There are, out that using Flash can backfire “Showing five awesome things
it be as clear, straight forward, important to stay professional however, a couple stumbling if your employer’s on the run: is way better than showing 10
and comprehensible as and tailor your resume for each blocks that can make all that “Maybe the person who is going things, the other five being
possible,” said Alex Mathers, a job. work look disorganized or to view your resume or portfolio mediocre.” Last Minute Tips
graphic designer, illustrator and “I definitely wouldn’t bother unprofessional. Print vs. Digital will use [his iPhone] because Now armed with a brilliant
author. It can hint at your skills mentioning you worked at You know you need a portfolio, he’s busy and for some reason resume, cover letter, and
and abilities but shouldn’t McDonald’s in high school,” but should you make it digital or your flash site couldn’t be revamped portfolio, don’t forget
detract from conveying the Coyier said. “I’ll go out on a print it out? The consensus from opened during the time he had.” the final touches. Make sure you
important information. limb and say don’t even put on our design pros was that it is How Many Is Right? add your name, or credit
Still, a little flair can help you where you went to high school. imperative you have a digital How many samples is too many yourself somehow on all of your
stand out. “I wouldn’t have a Any company I would want to portfolio as a default. Printing samples? It’s important to work so that people can find you
portfolio that was so graphically work for wouldn’t care about your portfolio, however, can showcase your work but you
busy that it interfered with the that, they would want to know if sometimes give you an edge don’t want to overload a HOW page 70
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HTC, RIM and Nokia Challenge Apple’s Antenna Claims


Samuel Axon (Mashable!)
Submitted at 7/17/2010 8:29:46 PM

Apple claimed at its press


conference Friday that virtually
every competing smartphone
faces the same antenna
challenges as the iPhone 4, but
three of its competitors — HTC,
RIM and Nokia— have since
stood up and challenged that
claim.
Apple used as an example the
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9700,
saying that holding it a certain
way will cause signal
degradation just as with the
iPhone 4, but RIM’s Jim
Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis
were quoted by CrackBerry
from the following statement:
Apple’s attempt to draw RIM
into Apple’s self-made debacle
is unacceptable. Apple’s claims
about RIM products appear to
be deliberate attempts to distort
the public’s understanding of an thing is for certain, RIM’s playing the blame game for its music playing, web browsing hand. Nokia has invested
antenna design issue and to customers don’t need to use a foolish design decisions. Here’s and so on. As you would expect thousands of man hours in
deflect attention from Apple’s case for their BlackBerry its statement. from a company focused on studying how people hold their
difficult situation. RIM is a smartphone to maintain proper Antenna design is a complex connecting people, we prioritize phones and allows for this in
global leader in antenna design connectivity. Apple clearly subject and has been a core antenna performance over designs, for example by having
and has been successfully made certain design decisions competence at Nokia for physical design if they are ever antennas both at the top and
designing industry-leading and it should take responsibility decades, across hundreds of in conflict. bottom of the phone and by
wireless data products with for these decisions rather than phone models. Nokia was the In general, antenna careful selection of materials
efficient and effective radio trying to draw RIM and others pioneer in internal antennas; the performance of a mobile device/ and their use in the mechanical
performance for over 20 years. into a situation that relates Nokia 8810, launched in 1998, phone may be affected with a design.
During that time, RIM has specifically to Apple. was the first commercial phone tight grip, depending on how the Finally, HTC — whose Droid
avoided designs like the one Nokia jumped into the fray too, with this feature. device is held. That’s why Eris was shown by Apple to
Apple used in the iPhone 4 and bragging that it was the pioneer Nokia has invested thousands Nokia designs our phones to have the worst signal problems
instead has used innovative of internal antenna technology, of man hours in studying human ensure acceptable performance of all during Steve Jobs’
designs which reduce the risk and claiming that it has this all behavior, including how people in all real life cases, for example
for dropped calls, especially in figured out while Apple is just hold their phones for calls, when the phone is held in either HTC, page 69
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