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visit e-Claire !!!
e-mail The Ugly American:
After making an on-air apology, I asked for permission to take some additional time out around the Thanksgiving holiday.Upon further reflection, and after meeting with the President of MSNBC, I have tendered my resignation…
bonus double wedgie:
1) He had to apologize for something he wasn’t sorry for…..
2) They fire him anyway.
Things that make you wince…
So trying to get on amazon to order stuff — ok, books — maketh me nutz. I gotta hit re-load at least 5 times *per page* to get anywhere. Otherwise the load gets stuck and just spins with the header or half a page and no active buttons.
This is on my iPad and my Pro and has been going on for about a year. Usta be that when I got to the ‘secure’ area where they take your money everything worked fine. Now, not so much.
Any fix-it ideas?
… you’re the commodity.
It could take a year to secure the risk of “high exposures” of personal information on the federal Obamacare online exchange, a cybersecurity expert told CNBC on Monday.
“When you develop a website, you develop it with security in mind. And it doesn’t appear to have happened this time,” said David Kennedy, a so-called “white hat” hacker who tests online security by breaching websites. He testified on Capitol Hill about the flaws of HealthCare.gov last week.
“It’s really hard to go back and fix the security around it because security wasn’t built into it,” said Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec. “We’re talking multiple months to over a year to at least address some of the critical-to-high exposures on the website itself.” [story & vid]
(What? Well, personally, I’ve outgrown circling everything in the Sears Catalog
toy tool section.)
Hardball host Chris Matthews will sit down for a Q&A with the commander-in-chief on Thursday at American University in Washington, D.C….
Racial tensions are inflamed at the University of California at Los Angeles following several incidents — most notably, one where a professor corrected the grammar, punctuation and capitalization in minority students’ assignments.
The act of correcting a black student was “micro-aggression,” according to the members of the student group “Call 2 Action: Graduate Students of Color,” which launched a sit-in during a subsequent meeting of the class.
“A hostile campus climate has been the norm for Students of Color in this class throughout the quarter as our epistemological and methodological commitments have been repeatedly questioned by our classmates and our instructor,” wrote the group in a statement to the college. “[The] barrage of questions by white colleagues and the grammar ‘lessons’ by the professor have contributed to a hostile class climate…
…“Two weeks ago a Student of Color and a white female student got into a big discussion,” said Rust. “She wants to use Standpoint Theory [a method of analysis coined by feminist sociologist Dorothy Smith, based on the idea that all knowledge is subjective and based on one's position in society] in her dissertation, and the Student of Color told her she had no business claiming that she was a member of an oppressed group.”
“She came back saying there are all kinds of oppression. I likely did not handle the situation well, because I chose not to stop the discussion between them, so it went on for quite a while, and the Students of Color apparently interpreted my silence to mean I wasn’t supporting them…
The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else.
It’s an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the “shes” and “hers” that dominate the introductions are keeping third-person company with “they,” ”ze” and other neutral alternatives meant to convey a more generous notion of gender.
“Because I go to an all-women’s college, a lot of people are like, ‘If you don’t identify as a woman, how did you get in?’” said sophomore Skylar Crownover, 19, who is president of Mouthing Off! and prefers to be mentioned as a singular they, but also answers to he. “I just tell them the application asks you to mark your sex and I did. It didn’t ask me for my gender…
“ze,”’sie,” ”e,” ”ou” and “ve”
The Kuwaiti news outlet Al-Jarida reports that President Obama is seeking to arrange a trip to Tehran, Iran next year. [more]
Perhaps they’ll invite him to witness an A-bomb test and the old US Embassy while he’s there.
Seriously, can you imagine what kind of price he’ll have to pay Iran for this image-saving “hail Mary”?
(What? Nah, Iran wouldn’t do thaa-aat … would they?)
Historical ref: Feb ’72, Nixon visits China
Historical ref: Aug ’74, Nixon resigns to avoid impeachment
KisPian words to live by…
tonight’s musical interlude
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met informally with immigration activists on the National Mall on Friday.
They visited individuals taking part in Fast for Families to “offer their support for those who are fasting on behalf of immigration reform,” a White House official told the pool report. The Obamas spoke with the activists for about half an hour…
President Obama dropped into the Seattle area Sunday to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for congressional Democrats, attending two events at private homes…
…It was Obama’s seventh visit to Washington as president…
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA HAS STILL NEVER ONCE VISITED THE SOLDIERS AT FORT LEWIS/JBLM…