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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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John Thune (R-SD): Obama administration engaging in "federal overreach" on Net Neutrality



WASHINGTON -- With two weeks to go until the Federal Communications Commission votes on the future of the Internet, net neutrality opponents are ramping up their fight against FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's open Internet proposal.

On Capitol Hill, Republicans have launched probes into the rulemaking process, drumming up support for legislation they plan to push after the vote. At the federal agency, industry groups for the phone carriers are meeting with commissioners' staffers to advocate against parts of Wheeler's plan.

Wheeler's proposal would reclassify consumer broadband Internet as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act, banning Internet Service Providers from charging content providers for more reliable Internet access. The proposed rules, which would extend to mobile services, are supported by net neutrality advocates.

But on Wednesday, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, slammed the Obama administration, saying it's engaging in federal overreach on the issue.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/12/net-neutrality-advocates-_0_n_6670850.html

Heather Cho, Korea Air Chairman's daughter (and "nut rage" passenger), gets one year jail term

Korean Air chief's daughter gets one-year jail term in 'nut rage' case

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/12/us-southkorea-nuts-idUSKBN0LG0JK20150212



(Reuters) - A South Korean court sentenced the daughter of Korean Air Lines' chairman to one year in prison, after finding her guilty over an on-board incident in New York concerning the way she was served nuts in first class.

Heather Cho, the airline's former head of in-flight service, violated the law by ordering the plane to return to the gate after it started to taxi on Dec. 5, the court ruled on Thursday.

Cho had demanded the flight crew chief be expelled from the flight after she was served macadamia nuts in a bag, and not on a dish. The South Korea-bound plane, which had started to move away from the gate, had to return.

The so-called "nut rage" episode triggered scorn and outrage in a country whose economy is dominated by family-run conglomerates known as chaebol, and where many are fed up with the rich and powerful escaping punishment for bad behavior.

Damn Liberal Media! MSNBC's Krystal Ball applauds Jon Stewart's decision to "Stop Hurting America."

Just had her little op/ed at the end of "The Cycle."

Played Jon's "Crossfire" clip (which I re-posted here yesterday) and said "Maybe it's time for him to take his own advice."

Said that he taught a new generation of Liberals to be cynical, negative, and pessimistic.

Said we need to think more happy thoughts.

Said he probably didn't know he was hurting anyone with his behavior but now we have more Independent young people than ever before, and they have pretty much screwed the pooch when it comes to getting involved in the political process because it's still a two party system.

RadioShack Proposes Up to $3 Million in Employee Bonuses To Bankruptcy Court

RadioShack Proposes Up to $3 Million in Employee Bonuses To Bankruptcy Court

http://consumerist.com/2015/02/11/radioshack-proposes-up-to-3-million-in-employee-bonuses-to-bankruptcy-court/



RadioShack isn’t going out of business forever (yet), but instead may live on as a brand in co-branded stores with mobile provider Sprint. the electronics chain is holding liquidation sales in many of the stores they’re working to close. Yet at the same time that the company is preparing to shut about half of their stores, they’ve sought permission from the bankruptcy court to pay out about $3 million in bonuses.

This is all very normal for executives, of course, even at companies that are broke and shutting down. The Shack has been in trouble for some time, not turning a profit in two years and nine months. While it’s important to hold on to staff members who know what’s going on during massive transitions like this, Shack-watchers may question the decision to set aside money for retention and performance bonuses for a few dozen chain employees, including eight executives. Yet the chain thinks of this as an investment of sorts: by setting aside $30 million for bonuses, the company’s value is $30 million higher than it would have been without those executives in place. It just looks really, really bad: especially to the front-line customers who are dealing with liquidation sale vultures now and will lose their jobs in just a few weeks.

General GP, a major company shareholder, has announced plans to buy 1,400 to 2,500 RadioShack stores and run them as joint Sprint-RadioShack stores. Sprint had been looking to expand its real-life retail presence, and the Radio Shack brand could simply fade over time until it’s just the brand name on some batteries for sale in the corner of the Sprint store.

Limbaugh is CLEARLY off his meds...or maybe ON them...after Jon Stewart's announcement.



Rush Limbaugh Thinks He Knows The Real Reason Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'
The Huffington Post | By Catherine Taibi
Posted: 02/11/2015 5:48 pm EST Updated: 3 hours ago

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/rush-limbaugh-jon-stewart-obama-destructive_n_6664274.html

"For 16 years Jon Stewart has blamed everything gone wrong on the Republicans," Limbaugh said Wednesday, later calling him a "liberal" first and a "comedian" second. "Jon Stewart has helped polarize the country by poisoning the Republican brand."

On Tuesday, the Comedy Central host announced on his show that he would be stepping down, explaining that he felt "restless." Limbaugh took this as a sign that Stewart did not want to be a part of what is to come for Democrats in the future.

He went after Stewart for his long-standing support of President Barack Obama, or, as Limbaugh referred to him, the man who "made health insurance unaffordable" and "took smiles off of people's faces."

"Stewart's a funny guy, but he lacks an appreciation of federalism and he lacks an understanding of the harm caused by Obama's cult of personality that also sucked him in," he continued. "Jon Stewart helped grease the tracks for the most destructive presidency in many of our lifetimes."

Media Matters: Wall Street Journal Hides Jeb Bush's Ties To His Brother's Foreign Policy

Wall Street Journal Hides Jeb Bush's Ties To His Brother's Foreign Policy

http://mediamatters.org/research/2015/02/11/wall-street-journal-hides-jeb-bushs-ties-to-his/202491

WSJ: Early Indications From Jeb Bush "Suggest An Approach Different From His Brother's." A February 10 Wall Street Journal article reported that presidential candidate Jeb Bushwill face a "unique dilemma" of choosing whether to follow the foreign policy path carved by his father, former President George H.W. Bush, or by his brother, former President George W. Bush. The Journal claimed that Jeb was "leaning toward his father's more pragmatic and restrained philosophy" and not the neoconservative foreign policy that was the hallmark of the George W. Bush administration. (The Wall Street Journal, 2/10/15)

Jeb Bush Argued That "People Will Respect" George W. Bush For The Iraq War. In a March 10, 2013, interview with CNN, Jeb Bush claimed, "A lot of things in history change over time. I think people will respect the resolve that my brother showed both in defending the country and the war in Iraq, but history will judge that in a more objective way than today. The war has wound down now, and it's still way too early to judge what success it had in providing some degree of stability in the region." (State of the Union, CNN, 3/10/13)

Jeb Bush Touted The Success Of The Iraq War In 2006. As Politico reported, "In April 2006, Bush joined three other governors to visit U.S. troops in Iraq, where he called progress in the country 'undeniable,' even as Iraq descended into civil war." (Politico, 1/5/15)

The Nation: Jeb Bush Was A Founding Member Of The Project For A New American Century. As The Nation noted in May, "According to the website On the Issues, Bush was a founding member of the Project for a New American Century, the neoconservative outfit formed in the 1990s that played a leading role in generating support for war in Iraq and whose members took up key positions in the administration of George W. Bush, Jeb's brother." (The Nation, 5/30/14)

YOUR tax dollars at work...Rep. David Moore (R-MT): "Yoga pants should be illegal in public"



According to the AP, the Republican introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend the already-existing indecent exposure law to include any article of clothing that reveals the nipples -- men's or women's -- or "gives the appearance or simulates" one's buttocks, genitals or pelvic area.

"Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway," Moore said, according to the AP.

Moore's proposal is a response to a a naked bike ride that occurred in Missoula, Montana, in August. According to NBC Montana, more than 200 people participated in the ride.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/11/david-moore-yoga-pants-montana_n_6661216.html

NEW Sriracha Ketchup from Heinz. "It's about time" or "IDGAF?"

Love it or hate it or could care less?



Heinz Sriracha Ketchup is Finally Here
Heinz releases new tomato ketchup blended with sriracha flavor, now available in stores
February 9, 2015 | 04:01 PM By Joanna Fantozzi, Editor



http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/eat/heinz-sriracha-ketchup-finally-here/020915

The sriracha craze just keeps on coming. It all started with the explosion in popularity of Huy Fong Foods' original version of the chili hot sauce, and pretty soon we had sriracha-inspired Taco Bell and Pizza Hut menus, sriracha-drizzled sushi, and even sriracha beer. Heinz is finally getting the spice kick, and has released the Heinz tomato ketchup blended with sriracha flavor. We think it’s about time that ketchup spiced things up for the sake of a better burger.

Heinz describes the new product as “an exciting twist on a classic that maintains the recognizable taste and consistency of ketchup, with an added kick from spicy chili pepper and garlic flavors.”

“Building off of our successful line of flavored ketchups, fans told us that they would love another bold take on their favorite condiment,” Joseph Giallanella, brand manager of Heinz tomato ketchup said in a statement. “The new offering adds a new kick to your favorite foods and recipes, pairing well with cheeseburgers, French fries and hot dogs, and is the perfect flavor boost for chicken and eggs.”

Heinz Sriracha Ketchup is in stores now.

STILL Jon's greatest hit...euthanizing "Crossfire"

The terrorists WIN: Necco retires the "U R Hot" Candy Heart.

NECCO Welcomes New Emoticon and Moustache Candy Heart Designs; Retires U R Hot
The beloved Valentine’s Day Nabisco candy hearts welcomed new designs like a smiley face, moustache, and BFF
February 10, 2015 | 01:12 PM By Joanna Fantozzi, Editor



http://www.thedailymeal.com/news/holidays/necco-welcomes-new-emoticon-and-moustache-candy-heart-designs-retires-u-r-hot/021115

Sadly, you’ll no longer be able to win over your Valentine with a “U R Hot” candy heart. NECCO is rolling out eight new Sweethearts candy heart designs for Valentine’s Day, including a smiley face, an image of a moustache, and “Girl Power.” To make room for these sweet new slogans, NECCO will also be retiring “U R Hot,” “Occupy My Heart” (a holdover from the Occupy Wall Street days?), “Love Me,” “Tweet,” and “Shine Bright.”

“We have to evaluate what’s modern, what’s hot, how people are actually communicating,” Mary Lane, social media specialist for NECCO told the New York Daily News. “We want to see how many ways we can say ‘I love you.’”

Apparently the cool kids aren’t tweeting their affections anymore, but are expressing them in other languages: “Te Amo” and “Je T’Aime” are also in the new lineup, along with “Pugs & Kittens,” “BFF,” and “Love to Dance.”

We will miss you, “U R Hot,” but It certainly won’t be as traumatic as when NECCO got rid of its well-known, though obsolete “Fax Me.”
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