Posts tagged fighting
Source: www.breitbart.com – Monday, May 13, 2013
President Barack Obama hoped Republicans would grant him more legislative victories after his 2012 reelection, but he believes GOP lawmakers continue to fight back thanks in part to radio host Rush Limbaugh. At a Monday fundraiser attended by Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel, and Tommy Hilfiger, among others, President Obama said DC's current gridlock is Limbaugh's fault. The Atlantic Wire reported Obama said this while speaking to supporters gathered in Harvey Weinstein's Greenwich Village home. He thought Republican zeal would decrease after his 2012 re-election, he explained, and Congress would be more agreeable to his agenda. "My thinking was when we beat them in 2012 that might break the fever," the President stated, "and it's not quite broken yet." Obama continued, "I genuinely believe there are Republicans out there who would like to work with us but they're fearful of their base and they're concerned about what Rush Limbaugh might say about them. And as a consequence we get the kind of gridlock that makes people cynical about government."
Source: www.adweek.com – Monday, April 29, 2013
If smartphone advertising has a recurring theme, it's that the users of rival products are idiotic obsessives. Samsung made that point with its campaign poking fun at Apple fanboys. Now, Microsoft is making a similar point about both Apple and Samsung fans. The spot below for Windows Phone, from Crispin Porter + Bogusky and director Roman Coppola, takes place at a wedding, where half the crowd has iPhones and half has Galaxies. The bickering starts immediately, and soon escalates into a nasty brawl. A couple of attractive caterers, meanwhile, don't see what all the fuss is about. Can't we all just get along, and agree to buy Windows Phones? Of course, Microsoft would kill, or at least maim, for the kind of smartphone brand loyalty that the other two companies have. For now, the thinking seems to be, If you can't beat them, at least beat them up. And by the way—yes, unfortunately, Apple body tattoos do exist.
Source: www.businessinsider.com – Monday, March 18, 2013
NPR's "Marketplace" reported Monday that the European Union planned to impose a tax on bank deposits in Cyprus of up to 10% to bail out the country's banks. This unprecedented action threatens to undermine confidence in banks throughout the eurozone periphery, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Ireland. As Louise Cooper told Marketplace, “(This move) says that your savings are not necessarily safe in a bank. What this risks is bank runs." Indeed, we could be literally hours from seeing bank runs in one or more of them. What's the motivation for introducing such a risky policy? Cyprus is a tax haven; in fact, it's a favorite destination for the Russian mafia . Therefore, it's not enough to simply impose austerity on Cyprus; ordinary Cypriots have to give up some of their bank savings, too. So says the EU. Methinks they doth protest too strongly. It's not like there aren't already tax havens in the EU, starting with the City of London and Luxembourg. Plus, for varying purposes, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Ireland. This is not to discount Germany's efforts to pierce Swiss banking secrecy , which the United States should emulate (i.e., it should pay more informants to cough up information on U.S. tax evaders). Nor do I underestimate the difficulty the EU has had in getting its Savings Tax Directive passed in order to help stamp out intra-EU tax evasion, and the long way it still has to go. Here's the thing: Cyprus was alr
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Source: www.cleveland.com – Sunday, March 17, 2013
Groce reached the Sweet 16 in 2012 with the Ohio Bobcats. He will try to duplicate the feat in 2013, this time with his new team, Illinois. CLEVELAND, Ohio – First-year Illinois coach John Groce is back where he was a year ago, in the NCAA Tournament. Last season, Groce did it with the Ohio Bobcats, first winning the MAC Tournament to get into the field and then reaching the Sweet 16. This year, he's back with the Illini, who missed the NCAA Tournament a year ago and saw coach Bruce Weber fired. Now Weber is back in the tournament as well, with Kansas State. With the Illini the No. 7 seed in the East Region, Groce talked with The Plain Dealer recently about reaching the same goal with different programs. "The biggest difference, and you know this, is that you're playing in this [conference] now and you're trying to play yourself into the tournament and you can do that if you play well enough without having to win the whole [conference tournament]. And that's the biggest difference, by far. "But it's the same thing in how we approach it, in terms of how we scout, what we do, when we leave, where we stay, how we eat, how we prepare, how much film we show. Same. The same. "We're doing the same things we've always done. I think that's comforting for players. We have a system, we have a way in which we do things and we stay with that routine. We don't change a whole lot. I think that gives guys confidence. "And both teams want to comp
Syrian Dictator Bashir al-Assad Delivers Rare Public Speech; Claims He’s Fighting “Terrorists”; Thanks Russia, China, and Iran for Support – Complete Video 1/6/13
Source: freedomslighthouse.net – Sunday, January 06, 2013
Here is video of Syrian Dictator Bashir al-Assad delivering a speech in public in Damascus today. Assad was defiant, saying he is fighting terrorists and foreigners trying to take over the country. Assad also thanked Russia, China, and Iran for their support: UK GUARDIAN: Bashar al-Assad has pledged to continue fighting “terrorist” violence and urged foreign countries to end support for his enemies while also offering a national dialogue and a constitutional referendum to end Syria’s bloody crisis. The Syrian president used an hour-long speech in Damascus on Sunday to propose what he called a comprehensive plan that included an “expanded government”. But there was no sign he was prepared to step down as the first stage of a political transition – a demand of all opposition groups. “I will go one day, but the country remains,” he said. The Syrian leader referred repeatedly to plots against his country and the role of al-Qaida, long portrayed as the leading element in what began as a popular uprising in March 2011. Syria was not facing a revolution but a “gang of criminals”, he said. “We are now in a state of war in every sense of the word,” the president told supporters. “This war targets Syria using a handful of Syrians and many foreigners. Thus, this is a war to defend the nation.” It was hard to see how his latest speech offered even a glimmer of hope for a way out of the bloody impasse between the regime and rebels in a confli
Source: www.fighters.com – Saturday, December 22, 2012
Few characters in MMA are as endearing to fans as Wanderlei Silva . He is atop of most hardcore fans’ list of favorite fighters, he embodies the true definition of warrior in the cage to analysts around the globe, and there is no doubt he is a future Hall of Famer. Recently, the former PRIDE champion released a video to promote his upcoming fight with Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel 8 , where ‘The Axe Murderer’ explains what it was like to fight in Japan during the glory days of the nation’s biggest MMA promotion. He also discusses fighting Hidehiko Yoshida and Quinton Jackson in the same night, and how he deal with his hand injury in order to win the bouts. Courtesy of Wanderlei Silva : Photo Credit: Wanderlei Silva The post Wanderlei Silva Talks About Fighting in Japan (VIDEO) appeared first on Fighters.com .
Source: www.slate.com – Monday, December 24, 2012
Don’t get bent out of shape about photographer Alan Sailer’s series titled War on Christmas . “At one point I realized that I was destroying a lot of Christmas-themed crap, so the term ‘War on Christmas’ popped up,” Sailer explained via email. To say that Sailer is a no-nonsense kind of guy would be an understatement. His colorful images of items being blown to pieces have circulated around the world, landing the photographer’s work in dozens of magazines, in several books, and on hundreds of websites—all without any promotion on Sailer’s part. “As near as I can figure, about five years ago, someone on Reddit found one of my pictures (a razor blade splitting a lead pellet) and my pictures went viral,” explained Sailer. “Hundreds of thousands of views in a few days, emails from all over. … It freaked me out and I just told everyone to take my pictures—and go away, I hoped.” It was an introduction to digital photography that got Sailer hooked on making images. He had dabbled with film photography prior to digital, but never took enough pictures to learn the craft. After reading an article in Make m agazine about how to build a flash controller, Sailer built one and started to take “a few crappy pictures.” He then came across some images by Jasper Nance who took “ultra”-high-speed photos with an Edgerton -style microsecond flash that goes to a single microsecond compared with an ordinary flash that gets down to about 20-30 microsecon
Source: anthonybourdain.tumblr.com – Monday, November 12, 2012
Source: www.denverpost.com – Sunday, November 11, 2012
JERUSALEM—Israel was drawn into the fighting in neighboring Syria for the first time Sunday, firing warning shots across the border after an errant mortar shell landed near an Israeli military installation in the Golan Heights.
Source: www.calwatchdog.com – Monday, August 27, 2012
Aug. 27, 2012 With a name like Lance-Arm-Strong, Lance Armstrong should have kept fighting the anti-doping charges against him. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency just supposedly “stripped” him of his seven titles, although it’s not clear if they have the authority to do so, and he might still have the titles. Said Robert Luskin, his lawyer : “I think Lance ultimately decided he’d rather be eaten alive by zombies than locked in a room with lawyers for the next five years of his life with no promise at the end of it that there would be any peace.” That’s an understandable sentiment. But somebody has to fight these bureaucratic flesh eaters. Moreover, less than three months ago, Armstrong blew $ 1.5 million pushing Proposition 29 , which would have raised taxes on cigarettes for $ 735 million in unaccountable cancer research. The initiative especially would have hit poor people, who smoke more than the rest of Californians. It would have put in jail more people for violating laws against black markets. And it would have given employment to hundreds more lawyers. If he was willing that much dough to stick the state with thousands of legal actions, why didn’t he have the guts to keep fighting his own legal action? Maybe he’ll tell us. Anyway, here’s what Wikipedia wrote about the tyrannical U.S. Anti-Doping Agency: “The United States Anti-Doping Agency ( USADA ) is a non-profit, non-governmental  organization and the national anti-doping o